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Streets of Amsterdam in colour


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link).

It’s Sunday Street day again, and for today, I picked 3 coloured street-photo’s.

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

No time for Rolex

No time for Rolex

No time for Rolex

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Seem to agree

Seem to agree

Seem to agree

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Leashed

Leashed

Leashed

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My today's sunset 0150

Skies from my balcony


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

What I love most about the place where I live, and what I most enjoy every day, is  the sky. From my balcony, I can see the sky from the East, where in the early morning the sun rises, till the West-South-West early where the sun sets on winter evenings. How marvellous is that?! I have a beautiful view outside all day long and I cannot stop photographing that sky and the tree tops, especially in October and November, when I have the best view on both sunrise and sunset. I’ve loads and loads of sky pictures by now, and I definitely will continue collecting them. That’s why I have stopped giving them separate names. They are all called “My today’s sunset” (or sunrise) with a number – and belong all to the same collection: “Skies from my balcony”.

For those who like to use stock images, you’re most welcome to go check out my unrestricted stock account at Deviantart, where you can choose from lots of my skies, and download and use them as stock for free. Just please keep to the very few terms of use 😉 . They make for a great background for photo manipulations or composites, as well as for quotes (as you will see in the second image I post today).  And yes, when looking at a sky like this, it’s not hard to become silent and thankful for all the good received today… The moment of sunset after a well filled day truly is the moment to give thanks!

My today's sunset 0150

My today’s sunset 0150

 

For all the good things : THANKS

For all the good things : THANKS

 

Tube dwelling anemones, wonderful creatures of the sea


Deze blogpost in het Nederlands (link)

Today, I would like to show you one of my recent nature photographs. Let’s make Wednesday the #WonderfulNature day 😉

Sea Anemones, wonderful creatures of the sea

Sea Anemones, wonderful creatures of the sea

Photo of two tube dwelling anemones, a blue and a pink one, photographed in the Aquarium of Artis Amsterdam zoo, the Netherlands (August 31, 2014)

Tube-dwelling anemones or cerianthids look very similar to sea anemones, but belong to an entirely different subclass of anthozoans. They are solitary, living buried in soft sediments. Tube anemones live and can withdraw into tubes, which are made of a fibrous material, which is made from secreted mucus and threads of nematocyst-like organelles, known as ptychocysts.

Cerianthids have a crown of tentacles that consists of two whorls of distinctly different sized tentacles. The outer whorl consists of large tentacles that extend outwards. These tentacles taper to points and are mostly used in food capture and defence. The smaller inner tentacles are held more erect than the larger lateral tentacles and are used for food manipulation and ingestion.” Source: Wikipedia

What, you’re turning your back to me ?!


 

Lady with blue hat is turning her back to "het Amsterdams Lieverdje" (the Amsterdam sweetheart) - statue on Spui square

What, you’re turning your back to me??!

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Lady with blue hat is turning her back to “het Amsterdams Lieverdje” (“the Amsterdam Little Darling”)) – statue on Spui square. The square is decorated with balloons in the National colours and orange flags, for the Soccer World Championship 2014.