culture, meeting, people, photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

600_9071-e_wThis week’s photo challenge is about Focus.

Photographers are asked to focus on certain parts of their subject and leave the remaining parts in blur. In case they are unable to do it by using their camera, they are also allowed to realize their idea by using software. I personally don’t like the idea of using software, to manipulate a photograph.

Here is my contribution:

The more a child grows, the more his or her parents become needless. They step back and finally they vanish away. The stronger a kid becomes, the weaker the parents have to become.

God bless, for all the kids.

Take care!

 

culture, flowers, landscape, meeting, world

Tulips

600_0223_wMy last post was on a tulip field, I got introduced to by a friend. Now, I want to show you a few of the different tulips. I was very surprised of the huge variety. Even I know tulips differing in color and size. but, here were tulips of shapes I’ve never seen before.

Originally, Continue reading “Tulips”

culture, flowers, landscape, meeting, world

Flowers everywhere

600_0204_wIt’s spring again – finally. The winter lasted long this year, but finally spring came. Spring means, trees and bushes start blooming and flowers coming out of the soil.

The Netherlands are well-known as a flower growing country and the flower everyone connects with the Netherlands first is the tulip, even tulips originating from Persia. I heard about big fields with tulips and was eager to visit one for taking photographs. But going on a trip Continue reading “Flowers everywhere”

art, culture, people, photography, travel, world

Happy birthday

600_3780-e_wThere is a certain habit in cuba in celebrating a girl’s 15th birthday.

The girl gets special clothing, is dressed up and gets a perfect makeup. Then they go to a photographer to take beautiful photographs.

According to our guide, some girls are dressed like a bride, other wear cocktail dresses and I also noticed photographs showing a girl dressed like a female version of an old-fashioned, spanish caballero. The photographs are usually taken in a park or in the streets and not in a studio.

Two weeks later, Continue reading “Happy birthday”

architecture, art, culture, history, travel

Having a little chat

600_3744-e_wThese two figurines are sitting in front of the former commodity exchange of Havana, not far from the harbour. The building in the back in the first photo already belongs to the harbour. Nowadays a commodity exchange isn’t necessary anymore, because Cuba’s economy is centrally planed and controlled by the socialistic government.

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Take care
and while waiting for my next post on cuba you could have a loon on my past posts.

culture, history, landscape, photography, travel, world

Chestnuts

When I was a child we used to collect chestnuts, but it was quite hard to find them, because in my area the chestnut trees are quite rare.

Every kindergarten wanted the kids (and their parents, of course) to collect them for tinkering. Chestnuts, matches, yarn and acorns were used to construct animals, bracelets and necklaces.

On the other hand, the foresters wanted teenagers to collect them for feeding deers and wild boars during the winter. So, chestnuts were quite rare.

In Bavaria is it a very long tradition to have beer gardens. The landlords have cellars for storing the beer barrels and planted usually chestnut trees above the cellar to keep the cellars cool and to have a natural shadow for the guests during summer. So, it’s quite easy to find chestnuts in Bavaria, where I took all these photos.

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