The Witch of 'De Groote Peel' by Hans Bax

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Wednesday, December 7, Liesbeth, John and I had a wonderful photo-shoot in National Park De Groote Peel in the province Limburg, Holland.

We had a great time. Alternately sun, rain, hail and storm …. It was really great!
Thank you Liesbeth for your warm hospitality! I really enjoyed it!

But after a great day I came home …. and I discovered that most of my pictures (about 100!) were blurred …. Without realizing it, I had pressed on the ISO button and the settings were changed …. Poor me! ….
So I have to go back …. Lucky me! …. lol!

This image is one of the photo’s, acceptable for uploading, but only if edited in B&W. I’ll show you some more later.

De Groote Peel, Limburg, Holland – 7 December 2011
Camera: Canon Powershot SX1 IS – wrong settings


~ tied 4th place in the


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Thank you for making the effort to take a look at my photos. Your visit is very much appreciated!
Photography is my passion since my youth and I never go out without my camera.
I found red-bubble in Spring 2009 and I’m glad I did. It’s a very inspiring and fascinating place to be, in more ways than one.
A heartfelt thanks to you all for the many kind words and wonderful compliments you gave me. I look forward viewing your world and sharing mine.
Have a wonderful day! Take care!

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  • Javimage
    Javimagealmost 3 years ago

    Een behekste camera, dat heb ik ook wel eens gehad! ; ))

  • Zo had ik het nog niet bekeken…lol!
    Groeten, fijne dag en alvast goed weekend!

    – Hans Bax

  • liesbeth
    liesbethalmost 3 years ago

    yes..that’s what can happen when you have the courage to visit a real peelheks… lolol
    Too bad though Hans, i know you had great pics and it’s a shame we aren’t going to see them here.. good reason to come back and do it again.. xx

  • Dank je Liesbeth! En ook voor de fave!
    Maarre… er zijn meer redenen om terug te komen!
    Liefs en groeten en fijne dag,
    Hans xxx

    – Hans Bax

  • John44
    John44almost 3 years ago

    Hans.. Photo here .. well done .. a nice contrasting view and the lead in ..left below corner is fine!Between you and me .. the Gent Javimage in here said it so well :
    Camera was be-witched
    Let us be honest to each other .. How good do we really know Liesbeth!!??
    it was your camera.. and Hans think back.. how often was my Tom Tom complete out of control
    that day?!?!? It all started near Eindhoven and below.. All around Liesbeths Peel
    We are so lucky to still be among the living !
    Than you say here..go back one day ?? Not in a life time Friend!!
    It is s spooky place..and reading Liesbeth’s statement here..she is not denying that !(The huge shed with 6 doors .. we only have seen 2 open..) Do I need to go on ??

  • Hahaha! Yes, go on, please!
    Jammer dat Halloween voorbij is, je verhaal zou er prima in passen! lol!
    Maar ik ga zeker terug en bij dezen nodig ik je uit met mij het avontuur aan te gaan! ;-))
    Groeten en fijne dag!

    – Hans Bax

  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 3 years ago

    Ohh I was there still happy you saw me flying on my broomstick :Hans!
    Ja even een geintje hoor je moet wat niet? Jammer van je foto’s gadver! Maar een reden te meer om nog eens te gaan…..heel fijn weekend groetjes/liefs xxx

  • Hahaha! Ik had al zo’n idee….. lol!
    Dank je en ook voor de faves!
    We hebben jou gemist, maar er komen nog herkansingen genoeg!!! ;-))
    Liefs en groeten en mooi weekend verder!
    Hans xxx

    – Hans Bax

  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome. Long live Wicca.

  • Thanks a lot, Cameron!

    – Hans Bax

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 3 years ago

    great composition and simple strong shapes Hans!

  • Thanks for your great compliments, Georgie!

    – Hans Bax

  • Themis
    Themisover 2 years ago

    :-) Brilliant Halloween image, love the composition :-)

  • Thanks a lot for your wonderful compliments and fave! Very much appreciated!
    All the best for the New Year!

    – Hans Bax

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoover 2 years ago

    I have several shots I’ve taken indoors when the flash didn’t go off and the camera tried to compensate. It made for a similar grainy quality. I used the Select option and drew around each item in the foreground, then selected “Blur” and presto, the grain went away leaving everything in sharp relief! SAVED! I also had to do this with people’s faces and it works also if you avoid the areas of their features and only Select sections of their skin. Presto, beautiful skin. Saved a bunch of wedding pictures that way too! Love this silhouette of the witch. I’m RB mailing you a shot you may enjoy.
    Cordially, Ellen

  • Hi Ellen, Thanks a lot for your info and compliment! Very much appreciated!

    – Hans Bax

  • Themis
    Themisover 2 years ago

    Congratulations, this picture has been chosen by the hosts to be featured on the 14th January 2012 in the Photography Challenge Group alongside the top ten placed in the Silhouettes challenge

  • WOW! Thanks a lot, Themis! I feel very honoured and I’m very pleased!
    Have a great Sunday!

    – Hans Bax

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 2 years ago

  • Many thanks!!! The third feature in one day in your group, wow!

    – Hans Bax

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