Posts filed under ‘Art’
This looks like my wife is chasing our daughter, when in actual fact she is only helping her down a rock on a windy day (not that we never have to chase her, of course!).
This is Avi (short for Abraham), one of the residents in a village for mentally-handicapped people in Israel, where I worked as a volunteer. Just to be clear: The photo is not at all meant to make fun of handicapped people. In fact, after living for fifteen months with these folk, I ceased to think about them as handicapped at all and just saw each of them as a unique individual.
I love this photo, because I think it captures Avi so well – the way he often used to peer into the house of the volunteers.
This is where I live. Well, not exactly in this house (thankfully), but very close.
Picture of the day: Marilyn Monroe at Madame Tussauds in Holland.
Photo of the day: the Horn Head cliffs in Ireland. I love those quiet spots of beauty that are not the “official” spots at which every tourist bus stops. On that beautiful sunny day, there was hardly anyone else there but me.
I took this picture from the top of the Eiffel Tower. At the time, they had this large map of Europe painted in front of the tower. The sun was low in sky, creating these wonderfully long shadows of the people standing on the map.
I like looking at familiar sights from an unfamiliar angle. Probably everyone has seen the glass pyramid of the Louvre in Paris, but this here is part of the Louvre as well, albeit only a side entrance leading to the square on which the pyramid stands (at least if I remember correctly).
I love London, mostly because of its rich history, but the skyline can be pretty neat as well, particularly in combination with fascinating cloud formations:
It can be a challenge to take a photo in an urban environment without the picture being too cluttered. I think I succeed with this one, taken on Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery in London.
Over the past twelve years, I’ve been able to go to Lake Geneva in Switzerland a number of times. One day I was cycling from Lausanne to Vevey, from where I took a boat back to Lausanne late on a summer day, and I arrived in Lausanne just as the light was perfect for taking some pictures. So I lingered a bit after getting off the boat. As the boat put out to sea, the scene was already beautiful: the lake, the gulls flying around, and the Alps in the background. But when a couple walked past me toward the lake, I had two romantic players on an already romantic stage. Except for the horizon line being slightly slanted, this is as near to perfection as you (or I, at any rate) can get. And that with nothing but a small point-and-shoot and without any photoshopping, cropping or other adjustments.