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Majestic deer statue on a gate post in the Palace woods

Two majestic deer statues on gate posts in the Palace woods


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With these two majestic deer statues, photographed in the woods of Palace Het Loo, I will end this little series about Palace het Loo. All these images were made in Crown Domain ‘het Loo’, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, during a panel testing day with the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom – organized by the Dutch photography Magazine ‘Focus’ . Hope you enjoyed checking them out!

Majestic deer statue on a gate post in the Palace woods

Majestic deer statue on a gate post in the Palace woods

Head of the deer statue in profile

Head of the deer statue in profile

Profile of the deer statue in the autumn woods

Profile of the deer statue in the autumn woods

 

 

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Buckets in the Royal Stables are still buckets

A bucket is a bucket


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Photographed in Crown Domain ‘het Loo’, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, during a panel testing day with the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom – organized by the Dutch photography Magazine ‘Focus’ .

Buckets in the Royal Stables are still buckets

Even in the Royal Stables buckets are still buckets

Bucket detail in the Royal Stables

Bucket detail in the Royal Stables

Architectural elegance of the Royal Stables and carriage houses

Architectural elegance and subtile details in the Royal Stables and Carriage Houses


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 Photographed in Crown Domain ‘het Loo’, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, during a panel testing day with the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom – organized by the Dutch photography Magazine ‘Focus’ .

Architectural elegance of the Royal Stables and carriage houses

Architectural elegance of the Royal stables and carriage houses

 

The time in Stable Number 2

The time in Stable Number 2

Mercedes-Benz emblem on a car in one of the carriage houses

Mercedes-Benz emblem on a car in one of the carriage houses

 

Lackey host at the Spirit of Winter fair

Spirit of Winter fair at the gardens of Palace het Loo


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Spirit of Winter decoration - detail

Spirit of Winter decoration – detail

 

Lackey host at the Spirit of Winter fair

Lackey host at the Spirit of Winter fair

 

Colourful hydrangea flowers

Colourful hydrangea flowers

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 02

Entree building Het Loo, Apeldoorn – Modern architecture, abstract impression


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Entree building of Palace Het Loo, modern architecture by architect Koen van Velsen. The combination of windows, stairs, mirrors and reflections of the autumn landscape outside makes for a abstract impression . Photographed in Crown Domain ‘het Loo’, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, during a panel testing day with the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom – organized by the Dutch photography Magazine ‘Focus’ .

 

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 01

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 01

 

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 02

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 02

 

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 03

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 03

Arches of the Parisian markethalls at the entrance of the WH Vliegenbos

The W.H. Vliegenforest, oldest city forest of Amsterdam – with a touch of Paris


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The W.H. Vliegenbos (W.H. Vliegenforest) in Amsterdam North is the oldest city forest of the city council of Amsterdam. It was created between 1910 and 1918 on the initiative of the socialist councillor W.H.Vliegen, who wanted a forest close to Amsterdam for the workers to be able to go for a walk and enjoy nature.

While the forest has some park-like elements, with an asphalted path and some benches and nice water features, for the largest part (about 15 ha) it is forest, existing of dry and wet Ash-Elms woods. Next to ash trees and elms it also has many poplars and maples, a great variation in structure, and a large diversity of trees, bushes and undergrowth . The remarkable high number of Elms in this forest is due to the very strict policies the city of Amsterdam observes with regard to the Elms disease. Because of this, the W.H. Vliegenbos is the largest still existing Elms-rich forest of the Netherlands, and maybe even of Western Europe.

At the entrance of the Vliegenforest, some large cast-iron arches draw the attention. These arches originate from the old Parisian Market halls, that were demolished in 1971. The Amsterdam artist Peter Diem purchased some of those arches, and donated them to the city council. They were restored and now serve as a remarkable entrance to this city forest.

– All these photo’s were made during the first test-photoshoot with the rented Canon EOS 7D camera (see my previous blog post) –

Source: Nl.Wikipedia, Dichtbij.nl , Knbv.nl , En.Wikipedia ,

Arches of the Parisian markethalls at the entrance of the WH Vliegenbos

Arches of the Parisian fish market halls at the entrance of the WH Vliegenbos, Amsterdam North

Detail of the Parisian arches, donated by the Amsterdam artist Peter Diem

Detail of the Parisian arches, donated by the Amsterdam artist Peter Diem

Some wet benches along the path in the autumn park-like forest

Some wood logs turned into benches along the path in the autumn park-like forest.

Nice water features reflect the colours of fall

Nice water features reflect the colours of fall

… and then the Little Prince arrives …


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… following his mom and dad through the sunlit fountain, and leaving a trail of light … – the fairytale continues –

(see part one in my previous blog post here)

Little Prince following his dad through the sunlit fountain

Little Prince following his dad through the sunlit fountain

Walking through the fountain of light

Walking through the fountain of light

 

Follow your own path, little boy

Follow your own path, little prince

Your mom will wait for you at the other side

Your mom will wait for you at the other side

Sunlit fountain with trail of light

… and you will leave a trail of light …

 

Morning Fountain Tale


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Early morning in Leiden, the Netherlands. A fountain on the Beestenmarkt. Low sunlight, and some pigeons. With a little fantasy, one doesn’t need much to make a fairytale 🙂 . Feel free to add your own version of the conversation 😉 .

Beestenmarkt in Leiden, the Netherlands


Fountain in morning light. Beestenmarkt in Leiden, the Netherlands

A few pigeons meet to take their morning shower

A few pigeons meet to take their morning shower

Good morning, how are you today?

Good morning, how are you today?

Pigeon in backlight near a city fountain

Looks like it’s going to be a fine day, don’t you think so?

Sparkling fountain water.

Aaaah, that’s nice and fresh!

Fall = mushrooms time


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Fall is really the ideal time to make pics of mushrooms in all colours and shapes. This year, I haven’t had much occasion yet to go out into the woods, but last year I did. So, in the hope of having an occasion soon to go for a hike with my camera to make some new fall images, here are a few of the mushrooms I made in Nature reserve the Osbroek in Aalst, Belgium – October 4, 2013

 

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Three of the Male athletes at the National Championship Fitness and Bodybuiling 2014


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Last weekend I was at the National Championship Fitness and Bodybuilding. Not one of my usual subjects to photograph, but I had a very good reason to be there 😉 . So I made use of the occasion to make a photo reportage. Always a challenge to work on a subject out of your own comfort zone…  Here a selection of three of the male athletes. What do you think of the result?

More photo’s made at this event you can see in my Demotix photo reportage

 

Black male athlete during the free performance - close-up

Black male athlete during the free performance – close-up

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Male athlete during Free Performance – portrait

Male fitness model in orange shorts in the spotlights

Male fitness model in orange shorts in the spotlights