Another hiking photograph

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Photos | 9 Comments

For a few days I like to post another photograph. So here is another hiking photograph, one I made this Saturday while walking PieterPad here in The Netherlands. I was hesitating to post another single image, especially image which is nothing more that nice tourist snapshot. Another reason for this hesitation is that I am preparing redesign of this web site.

Another step

This new look will not be only cosmetic change, but will mainly focus on set of images and their corresponding text in form of essays. I like to turn from presenting single image to more story like presentation, possibly of some personal themes, which are touching me in recent years.

Back to the another hiking photograph

This country, as you may know is very flat. So flat that is I walk inside of my house to the second floor I probably double the high about sea level. Hiking here is more walking around, but there are some very nice places as well.

I discover myself quite surprise when I decided to walk to next city. Instead of having 10 minute train ride I walked for almost three hours and crossed extremely nice forest, great parks, walked around water channel with boats. It was nice and mind cleaning experience of fourteen kilometers. Surprisingly so as I was expecting just flat surface around fields.

PieterPad

PieterPad is long distance walk of almost 500km. You may find more details on long distance walk web site. Vierka and me we decide to give a try to one last leg in reverse direction. We walked from Maastricht to Spaubeek train station. I was very surprised how we could walk those almost 24km almost completely in beautiful nature. We walked around fields, forests, rivers and small villages. Limburg (as is this part of The Netherlands called) is hilly. It was very pleasant to the eye after the flatness of our place.

Another hiking photograph

9 Comments

  1. andrej
    Mon, 22. October , 2018

    The “Hilly Netherlands” :)
    Nice pic anyway.

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    • richo
      Mon, 22. October , 2018

      Thank you. Picture is nice and I feel that as an problem ;-)

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      • andrej
        Mon, 22. October , 2018

        why is it an problem that I think the pic is nice? I found no clue in text that the pic should not be nice to viewers.

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        • richo
          Mon, 22. October , 2018

          Problem is not that *you* think it is a nice. Problem is that it is nice ;-) and that is all, but let us not into this discussion, it is my thing. I need to sort this in myself.

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          • andrej
            Mon, 22. October , 2018

            I like the composition, the left/right contrast, the hill (in Netherlands!), the structure of the path, the nice old trees. The only think that is somehow disturbing is the tourist cross mark at the right, but without it the pic would look like from 19th. century.

  2. Paul Dlugos
    Mon, 22. October , 2018

    Richo – It’s a great photo, nice composition. You are right about walking or hiking clearing your mind especially in cooler weather – not so much in warm or hot weather.

    I like your thoughts on website re-design. I’ve always liked having text with photos and having a series of photos to tell a story with associated text is a good idea.

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    • richo
      Tue, 23. October , 2018

      Paul,
      in recent weeks and whole this year I walked quite a lot and always liked it. Surprisingly I enjoyed most walks alone or with only one person. I must admit when I am alone in my long walks I relax and enjoy it very much.

      About the new web, we shall see how I will manage. There are always plans and it always take longer than I thought.

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  3. Iurie Sadovnic
    Wed, 24. October , 2018

    You walked the mile for this picture, why shouldn’t it be nice? :)

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    • richo
      Sun, 28. October , 2018

      How long I walk has no effect on quality of the image. And it is fine that is nice, I only strive for something more than nice. That is all.

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