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Hans Oct 16 2008 08:10 AM

Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
Selfportrait
This selfportrait was taken in the spring of 2004 and is, of course, a funny take on the famous bronze "The Thinker" by Rodin. I should have been naked for the optimum effect but... hey, it was a nippy spring that year ;)

Foreground is unsharp/blurred, if the picture had been sharp all the way the foreground, very near the eye of the beholder, would have demanded too much attention. Even now I'm not 100% sure if the balustrade isn't too demanding. Still, I was after the effect of the balustrade while I took advantage of the empty pedestal and am curious to what others think of this.

The picture was taken in a park near Haarlem.
Camera Make: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD
Flash Used: No
Exposure Time: 0.0015 s (1/650)
ISO Equiv.: 100
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...it_may2004.jpg

Old and new
These are two old pictures, taken in Brussels. My analog camera's were Olympus camera's (OM1 and OM10, seperate for black & white and colour). These are scans of course.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...rit/mom009.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...rit/mom010.jpg

Sacre Coeur
The last picture this time is much older and taken on my honeymoon in Paris, Fall 1979 (uh, yes, we celebrate 30 years of marriage next year).
It is the Sacre Coeur (Cathedral of the Holy Heart), in Paris up on the hill of the quartier Montmartre (mont meaning hill or mountain). The beautifully (steel?)blue sky without the merest hint or whisper of cloud and the stone used in building the cathedral makes this picture. It is, of course, a scan but nothing is photoshopped in this photograph and it is not manipulated during developing and printing. There was a certain amount of luck, but then, photography luck can often be induced by patience and skill. One of the lucky things here is that the church is on a hill so, looking up to the blue sky and thus avoiding any "interference" of lamp posts or other city things was natural.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90...rit/mom013.jpg

Lady Maelin Oct 16 2008 12:08 PM

Re: Hasn 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
The First photo of you posing like Rodin's *Thinker* is a very
fun and artistic photo. I think it truly shows a lovely part of
your true personality...your very unique and wonderful sense
of humor...;)!!!
Nudity...:think:...would have been closer to
the original, if a bit...:erm:... too revealing for most
MoMers...:eek::faint2::faint:......:lol::lol::lol:

The last photo of the church is quite remarkable...and lovely.
The stark white of the church against the brilliant blue of
the sky...is indeed beautiful. To bad there is a tour bus in
the lower right corner.

edith Oct 16 2008 12:34 PM

Re: Hasn 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
That one of Sacre Coeur is amazing! It feels so uneartly with the perfect sky and the crisp whites of the church.

The "Thinker" is great too :lol:

Hans Oct 16 2008 02:03 PM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
You have a sharp eye, Maelin :) But then I wouldn't expect anything else from you.
I would have liked if there were no bus and no tree on the left, but I had to work with what I had :)
I could make it disappear but for some reason I am/was not keen on photoshopping this picture.

And something more about the selfportrait. My name is "van der Boom", which literaly translated into English would be "from the Tree", so having this background in this selfportrait is an extra pun :)

jube Oct 17 2008 02:36 AM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
Hans maybe you should take up Lara's statue (WITW #187) as well. After all you're an author too :lol:

GinnyStar Oct 17 2008 04:38 AM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
Nice images Hans, I well look at them beter later. :D

Lady Maelin Oct 17 2008 11:07 PM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
Hans...and very nice tree it is too...:evil:

Sandi Oct 20 2008 11:19 PM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
I don't know enough about photography to make any intelligent judgments but I know what I like and what I don't and I like these. I wonder about the first one, though. I'd always been told that the original "Thinker" was trying to remember where he'd put his clothes. So, was this subject wondering what would happen if he shed his?

Lady Maelin Oct 20 2008 11:55 PM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
That was hilarious Sandi:lol::lol::lol:....[I can hardly write this I am laughing so hard]...and just perfect for Hans:fiend:.

Hans Oct 21 2008 03:16 AM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
:lol:

that's indeed a very funny one, Sandi

Allen Oct 21 2008 07:55 AM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
Some very nice shots, Hans. The colors in the first one are great, and the one of the cathedral is like you said; every once in a while, everything clicks.

Anneli Oct 21 2008 04:48 PM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
*hysterical laughter* :lol: Thanks, Sandi, I needed that really bad right now ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandi (Post 122797)
I'd always been told that the original "Thinker" was trying to remember where he'd put his clothes. So, was this subject wondering what would happen if he shed his?


jube Oct 22 2008 09:20 AM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
*shudders at the thought of it* but maybe for his wife's eyes only perhaps. Hans as 007!

Hans Oct 22 2008 10:12 AM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
I always enjoy a woman who shudders with delight at the thought of me without clothes... :notme: :sly:

Lady Maelin Oct 23 2008 05:37 PM

Re: Hans 2: selfportrait, old & new, holy heart
 
Jube,:lol: I would think:think: a little bit more like, the
:horsey:*Indiana Jones*:horsey: of Geneology[shudder] instead
of 007... especially knowing how much Hans loves to dig
into musty old files and very old records to discovery
someones ancient past.:good:;):good:


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