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Photography=Drawing with light
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  • Nov 10
  • Netherlands
  • Deviant for 13 years
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"I am Deviant (Asperger Sydrome), but not an Artist, more of a gatherer of prime lenses of the analog era than an amateur photographer, the by-product of using them on digital body 's are called the photographs in this gallery".


I am Len, born on the 10th of November 1957 in the Netherlands, married with Caro who was born in Cambrai (France) in March 1960. We have 2 sons one of 34 and one of 40 years of age , and only 1 cat (Putty) left that shares our household, and 1 part-time cat called Tutty, who lives 2 houses further.

In the first half of 2019 i retired from work 5 years earlier at 62 years of age, idea was to have more time to visit festvals not only in the Netherlands, but across Europe, but due to corona most is cancelled last 2 years.

Started with the photography hobby at the age of 9, including developping the film, and enlarging as required and developping the photo's.

Started with a Zeiss Ikonta 6 x 6cm and Voightlander Bessa CRF 6 x 9cm on 120 spool film and a Durst enlarger, later in adult live switched to the Leica IIIf , Leica M3 and Leica SL 35mm analog Camera's from Wetzlar.

About 14 years ago started with digital photography, started with a Lumix LX2, Olympus E600 ,Canon 60D and now Fuji XE3 and still don't like autofocus and zoomlenses, I still prefer using the legacy Manual Focus prime lenses from a forgotten Era (50's till 80's).

These older lenses have no electrical contacts on the back, so there is no communication between lens and digital body, so i have to focus, decide which aperture to choose ( love full open), versus shutterspeed, and decide if EV correction is needed.

I decide, not the digital body with the "build in average photographer"!

Like the prime lenses of : Ernst Leitz Wetzlar/ Leica, Carl Zeiss, Hugo Meyer Gorlitz, Voightlander, Asahi Takumars, Vivitar series 1, Helios, Jupiter, Industar , Tair, Mir, Volna among others.

Further i don't use programs like Photo-shop !

Personal Quote:

"The outcome of the Photograph depends largely, on the chosen subject and how it was taken, the camera body itself is just a medium to register your idea's about the subject, the used lens by design makes it like the type of brush/pencil that draws with its own caracter, the reflected light from chosen subject through the lens onto the film or sensor"

greetz Len.

Favourite Visual Artist
Adam Ansel / Henri Cartier-Bresson / André Kertész / Man Ray / Leni Riefenstahl, among others
Favourite Movies
Brexit: an uncivill war/ The 12 monkeys/ The city of the lost childeren /1984/ animal farm/ Brazil (Terry Gilliam) usw
Favourite TV Shows
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dark sanctuary,Penumbra,Saltatio Mortis,Tristania,Sirenia,Rammstein, DVKE, Versailles, Eluveitie, Arstidir, Solstafir, Sigur Ros, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Lacrimas profundre, la crimosa, Blut Engel,VNV Nation,Yes,Pink Floyd,Led zeppelin, DCD and much more
Favourite Books
To Too much to write down in one phrase. But Divina Commedia written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th century is among the best.
Favourite Games
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
as a hobby Fuji XE3 & Canon 60D, lenses mostly used are Leitz, Fuji, Meyer, Asahi among the legacy lenses, from China 7artsisans, TTartisan, Pergear among others see my bio for details
Note : open this journal full format to see all the graphs ! To get vaccinated or not ? that is the question ! Or reprashed, being part of the solution or of the problem we are facing. This part is an update in the journal to answer the question of "How contagious is the delta variant ?" (Watch how subtle changes in social behaviour or the level of contagiousness of Covid-19 can affect the battle to stop its spread). Open the link and continue to scroll down and it will give a animated spread of the virus, at the end there is a simulator you can use by the means of 4 rulers, change the values and the animation will start, and recalculated what the effect is of the changes you made. The link This simulator gives more insight in the spread we are witnessing now in Europe . Now in short the graphs of 4 country's in the epicenter Europe as an example, and chosen for their different vaccination grades in respect to clarify and show the outcome in new daily cases. Portugal with
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Festivals: This weekend we should be going to the indoor 2 day Fantasy Festival in Rijswijk in the Netherlands , but due to the persistent rise of corona infections over the last 2 weeks we are not going. Yesterday we passed overhere the 5000 pos tests per day, also those who have to go to the hospital, 80% is unvaccinated 20% vaccinated. So although we are both vaccinated twice we won't take the risk , its not worth it. Castlefest Midwinter festival was already cancelled, recieved a mail that the Midwinter Fair/Festival in December in Archeon is also cancelled now. Yesterday received a mail that Kelt Fest May/june 2022 is cancelled to. We have tickets for the concert on 12 December 2021 in the Patronaat in Haarlem, for the Icelandic Group Arstidir, but we will have to wait and see how the number of vaccinations versus the daily corona infections will progress, to see whether we are going or not. Corona vaccinations: In our world in data made the selection below to see whats
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Hi to all, Little has changed in the netherworld, apart from lifting partly the lock down from non essential shops. Last 2 weeks the non essential shops could reopen under strict rules, masks at all times, only 1 visitor per 25 square meters, and only after making an appointment, depending on the shop for 30 minutes at set times by the shop. From the 3 communale thrift shops in our village, one is gone (bankrupt), second one is to small to walk so only 4 people per 30 minutes are allowed. The third one with 2500 square meters surface, allowed 50 people max per hour for the duration of 1 hour after appointment, so we booked every day for us two from 14.00 till 15.00 ! Wed booked in advance every day for the coming week, including sunday. It was closed today, so we been acting as couch potatoes, only difference is that we didn't watch television all day, but were reading and listening to icelandic music ! Why ? just before turning of the news on television this morning we
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The Moon Song

:+fav: Sure thanks, Len

Thank you so much, Steven

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"All country's are equal, some more then others" derivate from quote from animal farm!

Afbeelding rang a bell for about a second :highfive:

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

=PGeorge Orwell, "Animal Farm"

English essayist, novelist, & satirist (1903 - 1950)

View all replies friend I thank thee for the faveSs...have a grand day...:sun:...