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Margaret Tompkins147,658*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph. It can be Black and White or Sepia or any single color or tone.  No color photographs allowed.  It's the absence of color that we are featuring.   5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than February 3, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at February 5, 2014, 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC and profiles with more than 1 million followers may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 7: Monochrome2014-01-27 22:00:00246  
Tadashi Yamashita12,376Japan B&W Photography - 白黒光画館 STREET PHOTOGRAPHER G PLUS 合同イベント! カラーでもモノクロでもOK! 季節ものなので、今の写真をアップして下さい^^ 写真のジャンルは問いません! Any kind of photos, and both color and monochrome are welcome!! If possible, a recent photograph is desirable. However, it is basically free !!! クリスマスから年末まで! 年始から13日まで! 20131224~20140113 枚数制限無し!! unlimitted !! 主催 STREET PHOTOGRAPHER G PLUS https://plus.google.com/communities/102520802313134710862 +Tadashi Yamashita  Japan B&W Photography - 白黒光画館 コミュニティ https://plus.google.com/communities/109186118773944672327   +Yuichi Kitamura 白黒光画館+STREET PG PHOTO SESSION ~any category, any type~2013-12-23 16:00:00164  
Margaret Tompkins147,658*Landscape Photography Community Fans, Let's have some more FUN!!!* Welcome to the Landscape Photography Community People's Choice Contest Theme of Trees Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a landscape photograph with at least one tree.  It can be 1 tree, 10 trees, or a whole forest.  It can be a big tree or a baby tree.  It can be any species of tree. 5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than December 23, 2013 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at December 25, 2013 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 4 Trees2013-12-17 02:00:00346  
1,228,988+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001947  

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2015-12-25 08:01:52 (60 comments; 28 reshares; 586 +1s)Open 

it's soo good to snooze - waking from my afternoon nap just now, after our Big Christmas Breakfast today, I stumbled on this image of mine from Antarctica. Seems appropriate. So wishing you all; Happy Christmas, Happy Eating and Happy Snoozing.

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2015-11-30 09:55:03 (34 comments; 58 reshares; 386 +1s)Open 

Laughter - three sisters from a farming settlement on the Ganges who slowly agreed to be photographed and then started to enjoy it a lot. Thank you Shashi, Renu and Akansha

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2015-12-17 01:49:48 (43 comments; 26 reshares; 644 +1s)Open 

 
Wild horses of Namibia at dusk. - These are the wild horses of the Namib (desert) who have found a way of surviving in some very tough country indeed. Their origins are disputed but one theory is that a core may have come from the south african army, the german colonial forces and an abandoned stud. They have been at least 100 years in this area. The area was 'restricted' because of diamond mining interests and is now part of the Namib Naukluft Park. It is likely that the restricted area status protected the horses, since they were left alone. It was certainly wonderful waiting for them to come through kicking up dust as the sun set until I was surrounded by them. (reprocessed)

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2016-02-12 13:46:35 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Only three days left in my book's Kickstarter Campaign. This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the link to buy it. 
www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto

Only three days left in my book's Kickstarter Campaign. This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the link to buy it. 
www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto___

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2016-02-12 00:03:38 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Here is a new interview with me on Pixel Magazine  around my new book Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto

Here is a new interview with me on Pixel Magazine  around my new book Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto___

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2016-02-07 12:24:13 (17 comments; 13 reshares; 141 +1s)Open 

Just Seven Days to Go in my Kickstarter Campaign - My book Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto is on the home straight on Kickstarter now. 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto. Please do have a look at the video on the link above to get a feeling for the project. This is Toshikana from Miyagawacho before she made her transition to Geiko. #Kyoto   #Geiko   #Maiko   #Geisha   #Japan   #Kickstarter  

Just Seven Days to Go in my Kickstarter Campaign - My book Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto is on the home straight on Kickstarter now. 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto. Please do have a look at the video on the link above to get a feeling for the project. This is Toshikana from Miyagawacho before she made her transition to Geiko. #Kyoto   #Geiko   #Maiko   #Geisha   #Japan   #Kickstarter  ___

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2016-02-07 01:28:27 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 77 +1s)Open 

morning rush Tokyo the train system in Tokyo is efficient and no where near as daunting as some visitors fear. If you are not sure just ask at the gates then hop on and enjoy the quiet. www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0

morning rush Tokyo the train system in Tokyo is efficient and no where near as daunting as some visitors fear. If you are not sure just ask at the gates then hop on and enjoy the quiet. www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0___

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2016-01-31 03:04:05 (10 comments; 12 reshares; 125 +1s)Open 

Toshimana by the window – She stands calmly, showing the special quality of  Geiko (and some senior maiko) in which their years of practice of dance and other arts, eventually becomes fully embodied. Each stance or movement is 'just so' – considered, elegant and balanced. Perhaps this skill for embodied grace is their strongest art. Image from my book Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto now on Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto

Toshimana by the window – She stands calmly, showing the special quality of  Geiko (and some senior maiko) in which their years of practice of dance and other arts, eventually becomes fully embodied. Each stance or movement is 'just so' – considered, elegant and balanced. Perhaps this skill for embodied grace is their strongest art. Image from my book Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto now on Kickstarter here: www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto___

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2016-01-26 11:04:08 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

Magic in the Kagai – the laneways of Kyoto's 5 kagai districts, often have a quality of timelessness and mystery ....

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Magic in the Kagai – the laneways of Kyoto's 5 kagai districts, often have a quality of timelessness and mystery ....

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. #Kagai   #Kyoto   #streetphotography   #Japan   #monochromephotography  ___

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2016-01-24 07:07:48 (6 comments; 6 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Odori Dancer - I really wanted to include some images of the stunning Odori performances by Geiko and Maiko in my book. This is a lion resting under a peony rose if I remember right. My Kickstarter reached it's initial goal in the first day and there are only a few of the 'early bird specials' left! Do have a look at my video there anyway. Link- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto. It still has three weeks to run but specials are limited. #geisha   #maiko   #kyoto   #geiko   #odori   #japaneseculture  

Odori Dancer - I really wanted to include some images of the stunning Odori performances by Geiko and Maiko in my book. This is a lion resting under a peony rose if I remember right. My Kickstarter reached it's initial goal in the first day and there are only a few of the 'early bird specials' left! Do have a look at my video there anyway. Link- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto. It still has three weeks to run but specials are limited. #geisha   #maiko   #kyoto   #geiko   #odori   #japaneseculture  ___

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2016-01-22 16:36:06 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

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2016-01-22 11:47:53 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

My book just launched on Kickstarter
Award winning photography celebrating the artistry of geiko and maiko and the exquisite traditions of their Kyoto communities. See the details:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto
#maiko   #geiko   #geisha   #Kyoto   #japaneseculture  

My book just launched on Kickstarter
Award winning photography celebrating the artistry of geiko and maiko and the exquisite traditions of their Kyoto communities. See the details:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto
#maiko   #geiko   #geisha   #Kyoto   #japaneseculture  ___

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2016-01-21 05:16:06 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 115 +1s)Open 

a wedge of light - slow morning - North Kolkata

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a wedge of light - slow morning - North Kolkata

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com #kolkata  #monochromephotography   #streetphotography  ___

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2016-01-20 13:49:41 (24 comments; 38 reshares; 240 +1s)Open 

Toshikana makes her Erikae - Toshikana emerges on her first day as a geiko, after serving her years of apprenticeship as a maiko. I had photographed her privately, for the second time, the previous day wearing the complex hairstyle worn only at that time. This day however was her first day wearing the wig of a Geiko. The terms Geiko and Maiko are those used in Kyoto, although Geisha is used in the rest of Japan. Consequently, my book (Now released on Kickstarter) is called 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto' www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto

#maiko #geiko #geisha #Kyoto #japaneseculture #erikae  

Toshikana makes her Erikae - Toshikana emerges on her first day as a geiko, after serving her years of apprenticeship as a maiko. I had photographed her privately, for the second time, the previous day wearing the complex hairstyle worn only at that time. This day however was her first day wearing the wig of a Geiko. The terms Geiko and Maiko are those used in Kyoto, although Geisha is used in the rest of Japan. Consequently, my book (Now released on Kickstarter) is called 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto' www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto

#maiko #geiko #geisha #Kyoto #japaneseculture #erikae  ___

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2016-01-18 02:16:37 (17 comments; 13 reshares; 162 +1s)Open 

in flight - by the river - Mother Ganges is also called the Hooghly River in the section that flows through Kolkata. It is often at its best in the early morning. On this morning thousands of pilgrims were crossing the bridge from the railway station to make their way towards the Sagar Mela which is celebrated where the River meets the sea.

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in flight - by the river - Mother Ganges is also called the Hooghly River in the section that flows through Kolkata. It is often at its best in the early morning. On this morning thousands of pilgrims were crossing the bridge from the railway station to make their way towards the Sagar Mela which is celebrated where the River meets the sea.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com #kolkata #landscapephotography #monochromephotography #RvK #monochromemonday  ___

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2016-01-17 15:23:54 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 118 +1s)Open 

Sadhu Sunday #1 - this was one of the friendlier sadhus, who we found here in Kolkata, while on their way to the big mela on the coast: the Ganga Sagar. They and other pilgrims stay in a big park in the city centre on their way and get access to basic health care and food, as well as presumably raise some funds. There were around 3 million at the Ganga Sagar on the 15th I am told. This compares to 30 million at the mega mela's like the Kumbh Mela or 300,000 or so at the little mela we went to yesterday: the Joydev-Kenduli with lots of wonderful Baul singers.

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Sadhu Sunday #1 - this was one of the friendlier sadhus, who we found here in Kolkata, while on their way to the big mela on the coast: the Ganga Sagar. They and other pilgrims stay in a big park in the city centre on their way and get access to basic health care and food, as well as presumably raise some funds. There were around 3 million at the Ganga Sagar on the 15th I am told. This compares to 30 million at the mega mela's like the Kumbh Mela or 300,000 or so at the little mela we went to yesterday: the Joydev-Kenduli with lots of wonderful Baul singers.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK   #sadhusunday  ___

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2016-01-15 07:38:30 (26 comments; 9 reshares; 181 +1s)Open 

Starting the day - it seems that every Kolkata street has it's own little temple. Or two. This one was built around a big tree with the part inside the shrine wrapped in gold cloth.

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Starting the day - it seems that every Kolkata street has it's own little temple. Or two. This one was built around a big tree with the part inside the shrine wrapped in gold cloth.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK ___

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2016-01-13 13:14:39 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 135 +1s)Open 

there's wheels within wheels in Kolkata 'old man' - (in a world weary but wise voice)


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there's wheels within wheels in Kolkata 'old man' - (in a world weary but wise voice)


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2016-01-12 15:41:52 (27 comments; 9 reshares; 220 +1s)Open 

Chillies and Limes which I understand are used to ward off the evil eye of jealousy in businesses.

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Chillies and Limes which I understand are used to ward off the evil eye of jealousy in businesses.

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2016-01-11 10:42:25 (20 comments; 8 reshares; 196 +1s)Open 

Steady Gaze I found a small group of Shiva worshipers by the River today. Soon they will all head off for the big Ganga Sagar Mela out of town, along with all the sadhus and other worshipers we saw coming from the train station.


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Steady Gaze I found a small group of Shiva worshipers by the River today. Soon they will all head off for the big Ganga Sagar Mela out of town, along with all the sadhus and other worshipers we saw coming from the train station.


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2016-01-09 01:11:38 (35 comments; 11 reshares; 267 +1s)Open 

and then ... - another school morning in Kolkata

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and then ... - another school morning in Kolkata

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2016-01-08 10:24:31 (13 comments; 8 reshares; 200 +1s)Open 

Number 201 - I found this village woman, here in Kolkata, sitting down with her city friend to stitch a blanket from old saris, as is the custom. I asked how many she had made in her lifetime? She guessed around 200, ... so far. #kolkata #awomanswork #stitching #RvK #threadoflife  

Number 201 - I found this village woman, here in Kolkata, sitting down with her city friend to stitch a blanket from old saris, as is the custom. I asked how many she had made in her lifetime? She guessed around 200, ... so far. #kolkata #awomanswork #stitching #RvK #threadoflife  ___

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2016-01-03 01:54:31 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 135 +1s)Open 

Kago - these are the beautiful basket bottomed bags carried by geiko and maiko in Kyoto. My now  released  book even has one maiko with a Micky Mouse version. Senior maiko get to play a little around the edges of their traditional costume. www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #portrait #geisha #geiko   #kyoto #gion   #launchsoon #kago  

Kago - these are the beautiful basket bottomed bags carried by geiko and maiko in Kyoto. My now  released  book even has one maiko with a Micky Mouse version. Senior maiko get to play a little around the edges of their traditional costume. www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #portrait #geisha #geiko   #kyoto #gion   #launchsoon #kago  ___

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2015-12-25 08:01:52 (60 comments; 28 reshares; 586 +1s)Open 

it's soo good to snooze - waking from my afternoon nap just now, after our Big Christmas Breakfast today, I stumbled on this image of mine from Antarctica. Seems appropriate. So wishing you all; Happy Christmas, Happy Eating and Happy Snoozing.

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Instagram robertvankoesveld #snooze #wild #RvK #antarctica   
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography

it's soo good to snooze - waking from my afternoon nap just now, after our Big Christmas Breakfast today, I stumbled on this image of mine from Antarctica. Seems appropriate. So wishing you all; Happy Christmas, Happy Eating and Happy Snoozing.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld #snooze #wild #RvK #antarctica   
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography___

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2015-12-19 09:31:47 (13 comments; 14 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

Ayano in the studio - I am working on the final tweaking of the CMYK conversions for publication of my book: 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto". My aim is to have everything in place to go to print soon so that when I launch my crowdfunding campaign in January I can get books into supporters hands quickly. I will send off the second set of proofs this week. This is Ayano, a senior Geiko from Pontocho district in Kyoto, photographed during my second shoot with her for the book. This image is not actually in the book but I stumbled onto it just now and thought it would be good to share here. Ayano is a very accomplished and committed dancer and her work in the November theatre production was really outstanding. Join my mail list here to be updated about the launch:  http://robertvankoesveld.com/books/geiko/

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Ayano in the studio - I am working on the final tweaking of the CMYK conversions for publication of my book: 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto". My aim is to have everything in place to go to print soon so that when I launch my crowdfunding campaign in January I can get books into supporters hands quickly. I will send off the second set of proofs this week. This is Ayano, a senior Geiko from Pontocho district in Kyoto, photographed during my second shoot with her for the book. This image is not actually in the book but I stumbled onto it just now and thought it would be good to share here. Ayano is a very accomplished and committed dancer and her work in the November theatre production was really outstanding. Join my mail list here to be updated about the launch:  http://robertvankoesveld.com/books/geiko/

www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #portrait #geisha #geiko  #kyoto #pontocho   #RvK   #dancer   #launchsoon  ___

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2015-12-17 12:23:13 (9 comments; 9 reshares; 108 +1s)Open 

bountiful, blessing boats - these candle boats are ready to set adrift on the sacred waters of the Ganges. Each morning and evening thousands  of these are set free by those making the pilgrimage to Mother Ganga. Most will be released in memory of loved ones. In Varanasi, there is quite an industry serving (or pestering) tourists, visitors  and pilgrims. Most blessing boats will have have been bought from helpful or persistent hawkers depending on your state of mind. Mine was from a young woman who told me she was paying for her studies by selling them, as had her sister before her. I believed  her too, in case you wonder.  

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #sacred   #Ganges   #blessing   #boats  

bountiful, blessing boats - these candle boats are ready to set adrift on the sacred waters of the Ganges. Each morning and evening thousands  of these are set free by those making the pilgrimage to Mother Ganga. Most will be released in memory of loved ones. In Varanasi, there is quite an industry serving (or pestering) tourists, visitors  and pilgrims. Most blessing boats will have have been bought from helpful or persistent hawkers depending on your state of mind. Mine was from a young woman who told me she was paying for her studies by selling them, as had her sister before her. I believed  her too, in case you wonder.  

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #sacred   #Ganges   #blessing   #boats  ___

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2015-12-17 01:49:48 (43 comments; 26 reshares; 644 +1s)Open 

 
Wild horses of Namibia at dusk. - These are the wild horses of the Namib (desert) who have found a way of surviving in some very tough country indeed. Their origins are disputed but one theory is that a core may have come from the south african army, the german colonial forces and an abandoned stud. They have been at least 100 years in this area. The area was 'restricted' because of diamond mining interests and is now part of the Namib Naukluft Park. It is likely that the restricted area status protected the horses, since they were left alone. It was certainly wonderful waiting for them to come through kicking up dust as the sun set until I was surrounded by them. (reprocessed)

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Wild horses of Namibia at dusk. - These are the wild horses of the Namib (desert) who have found a way of surviving in some very tough country indeed. Their origins are disputed but one theory is that a core may have come from the south african army, the german colonial forces and an abandoned stud. They have been at least 100 years in this area. The area was 'restricted' because of diamond mining interests and is now part of the Namib Naukluft Park. It is likely that the restricted area status protected the horses, since they were left alone. It was certainly wonderful waiting for them to come through kicking up dust as the sun set until I was surrounded by them. (reprocessed)

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2015-12-16 12:31:21 (29 comments; 31 reshares; 560 +1s)Open 

Working on my Red Bubble Collections. Just added this image to WILD.
 I have just a few images on Red Bubble available for purchase as prints, cards, pillows and bags now. Here is the link to my small collection: http://www.redbubble.com/people/koesveld/portfolio
#RvK   #Lion   #cubs  

Working on my Red Bubble Collections. Just added this image to WILD.
 I have just a few images on Red Bubble available for purchase as prints, cards, pillows and bags now. Here is the link to my small collection: http://www.redbubble.com/people/koesveld/portfolio
#RvK   #Lion   #cubs  ___

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2015-12-16 07:21:59 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

a clear and open gaze - starting a new collection called SPIRIT with this image from India. This is Lord Ram or Rama. Photographed from a small neighbourhood shrine.

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a clear and open gaze - starting a new collection called SPIRIT with this image from India. This is Lord Ram or Rama. Photographed from a small neighbourhood shrine.

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2015-12-14 23:50:10 (19 comments; 8 reshares; 142 +1s)Open 

Varanasi

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Varanasi

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2015-12-14 03:48:49 (18 comments; 15 reshares; 264 +1s)Open 

Tiger, Tiger - Gods and creatures framed by mortal hand and eye, in the night (urban) forests of Kolkata. 

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Tiger, Tiger - Gods and creatures framed by mortal hand and eye, in the night (urban) forests of Kolkata. 

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2015-12-13 07:47:02 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 219 +1s)Open 

* A Strong Man* - this man is one of those who carries around 500 kg of produce working together with others. I have seen him dive underneath as eight or more men  lift the huge baskets in order to use his head and strength to lift it high enough for four to carry into the market. The turbans are used to protect their heads. Hopefully more on this story in future visits. #Kolkata  

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* A Strong Man* - this man is one of those who carries around 500 kg of produce working together with others. I have seen him dive underneath as eight or more men  lift the huge baskets in order to use his head and strength to lift it high enough for four to carry into the market. The turbans are used to protect their heads. Hopefully more on this story in future visits. #Kolkata  

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2015-12-12 12:41:01 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 180 +1s)Open 

Family Ritual - Ganges, India.

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Family Ritual - Ganges, India.

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2015-12-12 06:31:38 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

The strong Men - a short iPhone video shot at the Kolkata Markets where I have been photographing each morning this week.

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The strong Men - a short iPhone video shot at the Kolkata Markets where I have been photographing each morning this week.

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2015-12-11 11:36:13 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

great to be included - on this list alongside some great photographers.

great to be included - on this list alongside some great photographers.___

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2015-12-11 09:20:05 (18 comments; 23 reshares; 322 +1s)Open 

This Most Exotic Marigold Taxi was spotted this morning jostling it's way down the middle of the busiest section of the Kolkata flower market. Innumerable tons of marigolds find their way all around India for use in spiritual activities as well as in decoration. These huge strings of flowers actually weigh a lot each and I know I would sink to the ground under the weight that these walking flower patch men carry as they transport flowers into and out of the market.

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This Most Exotic Marigold Taxi was spotted this morning jostling it's way down the middle of the busiest section of the Kolkata flower market. Innumerable tons of marigolds find their way all around India for use in spiritual activities as well as in decoration. These huge strings of flowers actually weigh a lot each and I know I would sink to the ground under the weight that these walking flower patch men carry as they transport flowers into and out of the market.

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2015-12-10 11:16:23 (25 comments; 8 reshares; 227 +1s)Open 

Family on the move - a panned image from a few days ago.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #RvK  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography 
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Family on the move - a panned image from a few days ago.

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2015-12-09 02:31:08 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 137 +1s)Open 

Giving their hair to the River - the two brothers who brought their relative's ashes and recorded their journey in the huge books from yesterdays post, then had their hair and beard shaved as a blessing. A beautifully still moment in the bustle of the plaza adjoining the ghats.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #thenamesofthedead #beauty #RvK  
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Giving their hair to the River - the two brothers who brought their relative's ashes and recorded their journey in the huge books from yesterdays post, then had their hair and beard shaved as a blessing. A beautifully still moment in the bustle of the plaza adjoining the ghats.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #thenamesofthedead #beauty #RvK  
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2015-12-07 10:38:21 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 157 +1s)Open 

Recording the names of the dead - two Rajasthan men sit patiently as the names and history of their relative are entered in the records of those whose ashes have been cast into the water of the holy Ganges. They had travelled a long way to Haridwar, together with a son and grandson, to bring their relatives and help him on his journey.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #thenamesofthedead #beauty #RvK  
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Recording the names of the dead - two Rajasthan men sit patiently as the names and history of their relative are entered in the records of those whose ashes have been cast into the water of the holy Ganges. They had travelled a long way to Haridwar, together with a son and grandson, to bring their relatives and help him on his journey.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #thenamesofthedead #beauty #RvK  
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2015-12-06 15:25:16 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 140 +1s)Open 

Ash Armour
This gentleman told me his 'ash armour' was the source of his powers as he posed for us this afternoon.

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Ash Armour
This gentleman told me his 'ash armour' was the source of his powers as he posed for us this afternoon.

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2015-12-05 19:14:07 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 88 +1s)Open 

kind of blue ...

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kind of blue ...

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2015-12-05 05:56:23 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

evening ritual Varanasi
#prayers #india #rvk

evening ritual Varanasi
#prayers #india #rvk___

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2015-12-02 16:12:07 (21 comments; 35 reshares; 330 +1s)Open 

tea for two (2)

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tea for two (2)

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2015-12-02 00:57:58 (13 comments; 6 reshares; 129 +1s)Open 

checking the quality - Varanasi

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checking the quality - Varanasi

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2015-11-30 09:55:03 (34 comments; 58 reshares; 386 +1s)Open 

Laughter - three sisters from a farming settlement on the Ganges who slowly agreed to be photographed and then started to enjoy it a lot. Thank you Shashi, Renu and Akansha

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Laughter - three sisters from a farming settlement on the Ganges who slowly agreed to be photographed and then started to enjoy it a lot. Thank you Shashi, Renu and Akansha

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2015-11-29 15:33:58 (17 comments; 15 reshares; 230 +1s)Open 

Two strong women
A mother and daughter from a village we visited earlier today

#india #gaze #rvk


Two strong women
A mother and daughter from a village we visited earlier today

#india #gaze #rvk
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2015-11-28 07:29:48 (5 comments; 12 reshares; 212 +1s)Open 

Rice Harvest in Uttar Pradesh this morning

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Rice Harvest in Uttar Pradesh this morning

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2015-11-26 16:05:59 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 135 +1s)Open 

Hello in there ...
Walking tonight, in the back streets of old Lucknow (India), we  came across this couple, sitting and enjoying the evening quiet. Outside their window one neighbour was ironing in the street, using a charcoal heated iron and another was enjoying a coffee. The whole neighbourhood had a sweet gentleness (except for the motor bikes) as folk came home from work, tiny food shops opened and friends took time to chat together.

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Hello in there ...
Walking tonight, in the back streets of old Lucknow (India), we  came across this couple, sitting and enjoying the evening quiet. Outside their window one neighbour was ironing in the street, using a charcoal heated iron and another was enjoying a coffee. The whole neighbourhood had a sweet gentleness (except for the motor bikes) as folk came home from work, tiny food shops opened and friends took time to chat together.

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2015-11-24 03:09:28 (8 comments; 9 reshares; 160 +1s)Open 

Humayun's Tomb Delhi

(from yesterday morning)
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Humayun's Tomb Delhi

(from yesterday morning)
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2015-11-23 12:10:32 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 113 +1s)Open 

Four Old-Delhi Hands
A shot from this afternoon. So good to be back in India right now.

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Four Old-Delhi Hands
A shot from this afternoon. So good to be back in India right now.

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2015-11-20 09:29:37 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

NOT a million ants carrying flaming torches as someone just suggested. But what is it?

#notthousandsofants #notmillionsofants #itsamystery #RvK  

NOT a million ants carrying flaming torches as someone just suggested. But what is it?

#notthousandsofants #notmillionsofants #itsamystery #RvK  ___

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2015-11-19 03:01:42 (1 comments; 10 reshares; 159 +1s)Open 

Luminous image from Peter Eastway who is leading a tour to Bhutan in 2016. (comments on Peter's post please)

There are all sorts of rules and regulations when visiting the dzongs in Bhutan, but a lot of them seem to disappear on festival days. There's so much happening that one or two tourists walking around with a camera aren't even noticed. Travelling last year with Robert van Koesveld, we were treated to a couple of festivals where back room access was simply sensational. The wonderful colour in this image is real - there was a bright yellow curtain (camera left) over the entrance with direct sunlight, producing a beautiful, ethereal glow! I'd be remiss not to say that I'm returning to Bhutan next year with David Oliver and we'll be leading a photo tour where we'll have some similar opportunities - details can be found in the Workshops section on the Better Photography website - www.betterphotography.com.___Luminous image from Peter Eastway who is leading a tour to Bhutan in 2016. (comments on Peter's post please)

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2015-11-19 00:17:37 (4 comments; 10 reshares; 86 +1s)Open 

Fluidity and Stillness as the always wonderful Tsunekazu dances (accompanied by Tomitae on Koto) during the recent Gion Higashi Odori. Tsunekazu works primarily as a Jikata (shimasen player) so it is always a joy and privilege to see her marvellous dancing in these performances.

Here is the link to the book's page on my website and form to join the mail list for the launch of my book: Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto. http://robertvankoesveld.com/books/geiko/

#geiko #kyoto #GeikoandMaikoofKyoto #RvK

Fluidity and Stillness as the always wonderful Tsunekazu dances (accompanied by Tomitae on Koto) during the recent Gion Higashi Odori. Tsunekazu works primarily as a Jikata (shimasen player) so it is always a joy and privilege to see her marvellous dancing in these performances.

Here is the link to the book's page on my website and form to join the mail list for the launch of my book: Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto. http://robertvankoesveld.com/books/geiko/

#geiko #kyoto #GeikoandMaikoofKyoto #RvK___

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