Hilversum, Netherlands

As a retired historian, I have a wide interest in nature photography. Please also note my second gallery on Redbubble: / lightthinker


New Sales

I do not want to boast, but I must admit that this is a message of joy. I can tell you about two new sales. Well, new? One is another postcard of the blue forest which you all know so well by now.

The other is really a new one. It is a poster of a picture taken in Aarhus in Denmark two years ago and was bought by a buyer in Germany. I am very glad he or she liked this picture so much and send many thanks to this buyer in Germany.

And here you find the pictures, first the blue forest one for those of you who have not yet seen it and then the Aarhus one:



Two pillows sold

To my great joy a few days ago I got the wonderful message from the Redbubble team that they had chosen a picture of mine for an offer of a pillow on the home page. Of course I was and still am most grateful for this sign of appreciation.

Ever greater was my joy today when I got two more messages, telling me actually that two pillows were sold of this picture, one in the UK and another one in the USA. Ever so many thanks to the anonymous buyers!!! May they enjoy their pillows very much!

The picture is actually a very old one of mine, at the same time one of the most popular ones, viewed by now 7111 times! You can find it here:


Glad to be back

Yesterday we came back from our summer vacation at Schilksee at the Kiel Fjord where we had stayed for two weeks. To my great joy I managed to go out for the wonderful Schilksee sunrises as many as six times in the two weeks, surely a sign of creative enterprise and at the same time a great source of enjoyment and inner healing.…

Like this I overcame the long low which had kept me from bubbling since May. At long last I want to thank you today for all your lovely comments on many of my pictures which you had posted in the meantime. I am still most grateful for them, and also for your all your many faves and features!

There was a sale too! My lamb picture (“Mom is the best”) was sold as a mug. I hope the unknown buyer will enjoy the scene each day! Ever so many thanks to him or her for buy

Nine Years on Redbubble and a Sale for Lightthinker

Dear friends, watchers and visitors,…

This month it is nine years ago that I started this jchanders-gallery here on Redbubble. As I wrote a long reflective journal on my galleries two years ago, I confine myself today to the bare dates: 1111 submissions and 956 followers in these nine years, plus 165 submissions on my lightthinker gallery! Of course I am most grateful to all my watchers and visitors – many of whom have become regular commentators and friends.

So first of all my thanks go to them. Without them I would never have achieved this piece of work. Neither would I have found my style in the way I have managed to do. So there is every reason to be most grateful!

As many of you know it has not always been easy. Fortunately the years of my big operations lie already far behind us agai

A long low and four sales

This time my spring period of low mood, energy and inspiration took as long as five months, from February to July. This is why you saw so little of me during these months.
The depression was mostly not of high intensity, but it just kept my head down continuously. Never before I did so little photographic work, a clear sign that the depression took its price.
Behind it actually was the threat of a new kidney operation, suddenly popping up after a control in end January. It took several tests etc. to clear the scene which only happened in July.
All this asked a lot of patience. But please do not think there was no sunshine for me altogether. Many daily life experiences, especially with the grandchildren, fortunately still were a source of many moments of happiness.
To our great joy the rea…

Seven Years on Redbubble 2008 - 2015

Dear friends and watchers,…

Yesterday I placed my submission no. 1000 on this gallery. It is nice that this goes together with my 7th anniversary on Redbubble. While my second gallery here, the lightthinker one, has come to a standstill in the meantime, the other active two galleries on deviantArt still are flourishing too. And in March it will be even 10 ago that I started on my first jchanders gallery on deviantArt (1583 deviations by now). So the galleries do keep me busy!

Indeed they – together with going digital in photography – have changed my life. While I started taking pictures far back in 1955 with a box camera and was happy to have a “real” camera from 1959 and my first single lense reflex from 1973, it had nearly always been holiday and familiy photography up to 2004. Only wit

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