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Monochrome Madness 5-10 / 216

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. This week we have another theme. It’s “season”. “Monochrome Madness” is now in its fifth year of existence. Look at Leanne’s site on Wednesday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.Take care!

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dps Weekly Photography Challenge – Golden

dsc_5640-e_wThe guys over at dps asked for their weekly photo challenge for anything golden and gave several interesting examples containing objects colored from gold to yellow. Of course, the golden hour wasn’t left out in their examples. The golden hour also was the first idea I got, when I read the topic without having seen any of the examples.

The golden hour is the time shortly after sunrise and right before sunset. The more you came to the poles, the longer the golden hour lasts, or the more you come to the equator, the shorter the golden hour is. Here, in my area, the golden hour usually lasts 20 – 30 minutes. During the golden hour the sun stands low over the horizon and that’s the reason for these beautiful colors.

Often you don’t have any wind during this time of the day, because the sun is the engine for the wind. This is true especially in the mornings. So, getting up early pays back.

This is my first share for any of the photo challenges at dps, although I read their posts for a very long time every now and then for getting ideas and to enjoy the photos.

Take care!

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Windmills in the early morning

Here are the remaining photos. The crowning of a wonderful weekend. Nice friends with me, wonderful weather, a nice hotel, no traffic jams, the unexpected illumination and the fog between the windmills in the morning.

This certain mood is very special. The fog modifies the sunlight and forms a very special ambience.  Continue reading “Windmills in the early morning”

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Windmills at night

We were so lucky. Only one week of the year, the windmills are illuminated at night and we arrived just at the last day of this illuminations week. We didn’t know about it in advance and we learned about it by a waitress while having a break and waiting for better light.

Even our hotel manager was willing to keep the Continue reading “Windmills at night”

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A short trip to Zuid-Holland

Two weeks ago I was in the Netherlands, region Zuid-Holland.

The Netherlands are well-known for agricultural products like vegetables and cheese. The national symbol in our eyes is the windmill (or maybe Vrouw Antje, Continue reading “A short trip to Zuid-Holland”