Stories tel the story behind the image.
Why is the image taken this way, what where the circumstances and what else was done to make it the way it is now.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 11:17

A cold image

In the blog item 'September on Sicily' 'the question was 'How to show the heat in an image? '.
For this item the question might be 'How to show the cold in an image?'.

The image was taken on the Hadangervida plateau in Middle Noway. Hardangervida is the largest plateau in Europe and is almost completely above the tree-line. Because of that the wind, blows unrestricted from the North pole. It scrapes the icy top-layer from the snow and blows a storm of icy needles onto travelers who dare to go outside. ArFU blog Noorwegen 01At the same time the sun gives some -fake- friendliness to the image emphasizing the contours of the landscape.

The composition of the image is along classical division in thirds: the horizon is on 2/3 of the height and the road away from us is on 1/3 of the width.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 12:53

The Cathedral

Industrial history

The 'Werkspoor Cathedral'. Very rightly the winner of the Rietveld Architectural prices 2017. A former NS railroad workshop in an industrial corner in Utrecht (the Netherlands). In 2014 real estate owner Bob Scherrenberg acquired the building and after extensive renovations it now started its second life.

Monday, 09 October 2017 13:51

No Photoshop

Fake image?

First impression is that some clever Photoshopping was applied to this image. Surely the left facade was replaced by a sunny sky?

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 09:54

September on Sicily

Visualizing the heat

As the summer draws to an end, an image that oozes heat and drought. Sicily in September: 14 Days of 35C degrees and only rain on the last day.

War of the Worlds

The series 'Noordereiland' aims to show the contrast between the classic architecture of the island and the modern architecture around it. The modern architecture, rising high above the island architecture, seems to overwhelm the island which resists like a small Gallic village...