A very happy 2018 to you all! May it bring love, happiness, joy, fortune, great music and lots and lots of photos :)
Click any of the images for the full set and I hope to bring you many more galleries in this fresh and new year.
We’ve had code orange and code red in the Netherlands all day, warnings to go home on time, to not go out on the road if it’s not really necessary and a record length in traffic-jams. All in all that was a bit much for what little snow we had in the North of the Netherlands, but it did make for a nice view: Snowy wintery landscapes!
I was cycling into the center of Assen and saw these clouds and they got to me. I don’t know why, but every time I see clouds like these, I am reminded of art. The old Dutch landscapes to be precise. There’s something like pure art in clouds…
For the expositions in the Drents Museum in Assen there is often an accompanying piece of art at the canal. A few days ago ‘The American Dream’ opened as an exposition showing American Realism art from 1945 to 2017. For this exposition the accompanying art at the canal is… the Statue of Liberty, posted on rock resembling the Hunebed rocks, linking the Statue of Liberty to Drenthe.
I was walking home tonight and saw how incredibly gorgeous the sky looked. Sometimes you can only look in awe at nature…
‘Cause every time it rains,
You’re here in my head,
Like the sun coming out–
Ooh, I just know that something good is going to happen.
And I don’t know when,
But just saying it could even make it happen.
It’s full on winter in the Netherlands and we have had a few days of frost now. And yes: I do know that there are a lot of places in the world where will be far, far colder, but at a mere -6 degrees for a few days the Netherlands turn into a fairytale like scene with beautiful white trees…
I also hadn’t yet tried a panorama at some distance with the Fujinon 18-135n lens and wanted to try that too, just to have a bit of an idea what I’m going to be working with :) All in all quite happy with the result…