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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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