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Forum: Photos 05-25-2020, 11:30 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To tyro: safety

Thank you John for showing such an interest in this photo, and of course for adding it to your favourites.

In 1982 all of Burkina Faso (then Upper Volta) was remarkably safe and people were...
Forum: Photos 05-25-2020, 11:16 AM
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Posted By holmertz
To SteveH: scanner

Thank you Steve,
The scanner I'm using now is a Plustek 8200i. Whether it's better or worse than my old Nikon scanner I don't know, because I use it with a program called VueScan which I have...
Forum: Photos 05-22-2020, 04:15 PM
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Posted By holmertz
There will be more "architecture" the next time....

There will be more "architecture" the next time. :cool:
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-22-2020, 10:32 AM
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Views: 57
Posted By holmertz
To emka: not finished yet

Thank you Malgo,
You are so restless. ;-) I am not finished with Bobo-Dioulasso. This was just the beginning. There will be several more photos, and most of them much better. There will even be a...
Forum: Photos 05-22-2020, 08:24 AM
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Views: 39
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: bowls

Thank you John for your, as always, carefully written comments.

I really can't see what those ladies were selling from the white enamelled bowls. Something white. Rice? Flour? I can't think of...
Forum: Photos 05-20-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By holmertz
Hello Gyφrgy, In this particular case I think...

Hello Gyφrgy,
In this particular case I think the problem really was the slide, not the scanning. If the original photo is not good enough, it's impossible to make a good scan. But it's always...
Forum: Photos 05-18-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By holmertz
Thank you Viviane, Nice news. I hope this...

Thank you Viviane,
Nice news. I hope this wonderful garden will stay fresh and bright for a long time.
Best wishes,
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-18-2020, 07:42 PM
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Posted By holmertz
To macjake: peaceful?

Thanks Craig,
Good to see you back. I think most people in this area are just as nice as before, but the country isn't as safe as it used to. There have been a number of Al-Qaeda attacks in...
Forum: Photos 05-17-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 67
Posted By holmertz
Do a million foreign tourists still go to Angel...

Do a million foreign tourists still go to Angel Falls each year, in a distant jungle area, at a time when millions of Venezuelans have fled the country to escape poverty, starvation and political...
Forum: Photos 05-17-2020, 08:09 AM
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Views: 23
Posted By holmertz
To jean113: on my own

Hello Jean.
Thank you for your comments. Yes, I was travelling by myself doing freelance reporting. I crossed West Africa using local transports.
Have a nice Sunday.
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-16-2020, 10:57 AM
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Views: 18
Posted By holmertz
To ktanska: branches

Thank you Kari,
You are perfectly right about the branches. I used the magic wand to define the entire sky in just one click before blurring it. It would of course have been much better to use the...
Forum: Photos 05-14-2020, 06:56 PM
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Views: 21
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: the lady

Hello John,

Sorry to interfere, but the large version of this photo clearly shows that the lady on the right is a young man. :cool:
Bare chested men are a common sight in Hindu temples, at least...
Forum: Photos 05-13-2020, 01:37 PM
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Views: 25
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: busy?

Thank you Kasia,

I thought you said you were very busy? :cool:

No Swedes today care about old kings, and 95% would probably have no idea what Gustav IV Adolf did, or didn't do. A few years ago...
Forum: Photos 05-12-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 19
Posted By holmertz
Hello Paul, Already in 1972 I was happily...

Hello Paul,
Already in 1972 I was happily surprised every time i could take a photo in Kathmandu that didn't by accident include a foreign tourist. In Bhaktapur and Lalitpur it was easier,
Cheers,...
Forum: Photos 05-12-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: observant

Thank you Bev,
You really watched these photos closely. Because the light is so different in the WS from the main photo I was sure they were taken at different days. It didn't occur to me to compare...
Forum: Photos 05-12-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: same boys

Thank you John for your comments and for examining my photos so closely. You're absolutely right. It's the same boy in the red shirt on both photos. But not just that. The boy next to him in the WS...
Forum: Photos 05-09-2020, 04:39 PM
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Views: 22
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: spicy food

Thank you Paul,
I had to check my diary to recall what I ate in Niger. I found a lot of steak and pommes frites, alternating with spaghetti with meat sauce. Lunch was usually just a piece of French...
Forum: Photos 05-09-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By holmertz
Hello John, Yes, of course I saw the WS, and it...

Hello John,
Yes, of course I saw the WS, and it did raise a smile. But the buoy still looked like a large yellow apple. :D
Best wishes,
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-06-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: traditional

Thank you Kasia for your comments today,
In most of Africa women usually wear traditional clothes, but it's mainly in West Africa, and maybe most of all in the Sahel, I have seen also men dressing...
Forum: Photos 05-06-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 29
Posted By holmertz
To jmdias: rivers

Thank you Jorge,
Don't forget Senegal and Gambia. :D
Cheers,
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-06-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By holmertz
That's why I left a festive cremation ceremony of...

That's why I left a festive cremation ceremony of an important Brahmin in Ubud on Bali. There were hundreds of tourists who didn't show any consideration to the family when trying to get the best...
Forum: Photos 05-05-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 80
Posted By holmertz
Not many tourists in 1973. Maybe 5? No travel...

Not many tourists in 1973. Maybe 5? No travel agencies. And I think I was worthy enough, even though I was probably wearing just a simple shirt, jeans and sandals.
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-05-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
That's the one. And I remember my taxi from the...

That's the one. And I remember my taxi from the bus station had some problems to turn back, so the street was not very wide.
Gert
Forum: Photos 05-05-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By holmertz
To PaulVDV: hotel

Thank you Paul,
This hotel was located in one of the main (but very narrow) streets of the old town, just overlooking the valley. It was an old building with a traditional faηade but very modern...
Forum: Photos 05-03-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By holmertz
Thank you Malgo, Now I see it. I was confused...

Thank you Malgo,
Now I see it. I was confused by the note, reading "the other" as the other girl, so I was looking in the wrong place. How stupid. :(
Gert
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