Orchidées de Jardin

Portes Ouvertes à Tinlot, 27 mai. Vandaag prachtige tuinorchideeën bewonderd bij een kweker. Tuinorchideeën die zie ik niet zo vaak. Maar hier in Wallonië stonden Bletilla, Calanthe, Calopogon, Cypripedium, Cypripedium hybrides, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Gymnadenia, Orchis, Pleione, Pogonia en Spiranthes. Tuinorchideeën, ze zijn klein en fijn. Geleerd dat de plant pas na  5 jaar bloemen krijgt….

Orchidées de Jardin

Merci Phytesia!

The visit and the floral images reminded me of the awesome BOOK a photographer made some 10 years ago. Read my blogpost, link here below. 

Het deed me weer denken aan het gigantische boek der boeken dat een fotograaf maakte zo’n 10 jaar geleden, met een camera waar ik nog steeds van droom. Een bijzonder mooi en uniek project. Lees mijn blogpost :  Double-elephant folio of 250 floral images | Jonathan Singer

Tuinorchideeën | Fotografie Judith den Hollander.

Over zo’n fotoboek kan ik ook verder dromen… 

Spring = tulips in NL




21 April 2011.  It’s one of those typical things that happen to me. Although at 20 km distance, I had never been to the world famous spring flower park in the world. Only in spring 2009, when two friends asked me to come see the tulips, I visited Keukenhof (Netherlands) for the very first time.

I was stunned by the variety of the tulips and other spring flowers as well as the (blossom)trees in the park. Although I think that the park could do with more contemporary flower bed designs (blends, shapes and colours), I promised myself that I  go back every following year to enjoy this flower delight.

This year I visited on Monday 18 April. Via Flickr a slide show is available for all tulip lovers.


Season’s greetings

Made on a freeeeezing but fine day with my classic Rolleiflex 2.8A

I guess this is one of few camera’s that continue to function in extreme weather conditions… Yes, I love my Rolleiflex. It’s so beautiful in it’s leather ‘jacket’. Pure mechanical, so no non-sense and sophisticated : fine optics and square film format.


Best wishes for 2008. Health, happiness and high quality photographs.

About Rolleiflex and portraits

Article about Jane Bown, her photography and her camera’s, including Rolleiflex