Good morning, Shutterbugs. Since so many of you have such great skill with your Nikons or whatever, I thought you might appreciate some of the work of a young Dutch photographer I came across a couple of months ago. His name is Gert van Duinen and I love the stuff he does. (He calls it "landscape candy.") This mill shot above he titled "Outstanding." I love the sky. Wish I could see it in a larger size because the detail looks amazing. This particular mill was built in 1872. (Since he uploaded it to his site yesterday, I imagine he took the photo yesterday morning. Isn't it cool that we can enjoy the beauty of a Netherlands morning a mere 24 hours later? Technology--gotta love it!)
The pics here were taken with a Nikon D80 (whatever that is!).
If I had the money and the wall space, I'd love to surround myself with large, framed prints of photos like these. (If you're interested, you can see more of his work at his website.)
"Domus Novae Lucis"
This monastery was built in the 13th century in the town of Ter Apel in the Netherlands. The title means "Home of the New Light". Man, I'd love to go exploring here!
"Call It A Sundown"
This beautiful sunset shot was just taken a week ago (April 12). On his website, van Duinen says the birds were everywhere that evening, and that it was the warmest day they've had so far this year. Another beautiful sky shot.
"Little Ole' Barn"
I really love this last picture. Reminds me of a Renoir painting, and even more of the 7th book of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. I can just picture children running through the field, and Jesus right there with them.
Hope you all have a good day!