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Wow, Jerry this is fantastic! I showed my husband the two pictures together he was blown away. More Please!!!….
Thanks Juno Yes more are on the way
This is just wonderful you could be stepping back in time apart for the rain
Thanks Merle – yes it really felt like that too
I can’t say anything else but that it is so interesting what you are photographing. I always liked the comparison of paintings with the reality. I have made a post “rag pickers – or recycling” where we found an old painting of Würzburg/Germany in our village at a bulk-pickup collection – and in Wikipedia the same sight photographed – a wonderful find.
Thanks Anneliese – I’ve always enjoyed comparisons of today with old photos and also to see how realistically a painter captured the scene. Van Gogh was a real surprise to me because his work is so dynamically executed, yet really quite accurate and very recognisable when you see the place in real life
That is so exciting, Jerry: I love it. What a shame it was overcast but it is still stunning.
Thanks Andy – yes it was good to have a focus for exploring the place. While I had hoped for the stars to be out, the low clouds actually gave the scene more of a ‘glow’
What a great comparison. I can see some stars and halos around them. How well Vincent captured them. Only the modern lights, bridge and still water are different.
A wonderful photo Jerry.
Thanks Maureen – We really enjoyed doing the comparison. The ‘stars’ are actually where rain landed on the lens and made a halo around some refracted light – but I liked the effect. The water was made still by the long exposure – in that respect Van Gogh was more accurate than my photo!
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Tones and Tints is my personal take on creativity, and using the process of journalling to capture ideas, and develop skills.