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HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER...
ONCE EVERY YEAR...
ONCE A YEAR!
ONCE A YEAR for A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME! SAKURA...
THE WIND in the BLOSSOMS...
FLANDERS in SPRING...
FLAT FLANDERS FARM…
MAY GREEN... A WALK IN THE PARK
GOLDEN EARS...
GOLDEN...
La Côte Fleurie...
THE COLOURED FIELD...
THE POPPY-FIELD...
AAAAAAAAH, TO BE FREE...
A YORKSHIRE DELIGHT...
LATE SPRING IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES...
LONELY @ THE TOP…
THE CHERRY TREE…
YORKSHIRE LANDLINES...
A HIDDEN CORNER at ULLSWATER LAKE, in the LAKE DISTRICT....
FLEMISH VILLAGE in SUMMER...
DE MOEREN…
SHELLFISH BANKS…
LAND of SAILORS…
GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…
GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…
WHAT DO I SEE?
A FLANDERS VILLAGE: HOUTAVE...
MY BELOVED FLANDERS…
CE PLAT PAYS… FLANDERS
FLANDERS’ BEAUTY…
VANISHING POINT…
RED RIDER in Damme…
A PERFECT REFLECTION…
My BELOVED DAMME…
THE CANALS of FLANDERS, AROUND DAMME...
DIVIDED WE STAND…
ROW upon ROW…
PASTORALE...
NATURE’S CATHEDRAL…
THE BEND…
A BRUGGE SKYLINE…
A blustery first day of Spring n Flanders
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING...
TREELHOUETTES...
THE HOMECOMING...
WE'RE CROSSING THE CHANNEL AGAIN...
A FLANDERS SUNSET…
FULL MOON...
BRETAGNE PLAGE…
LAST EVENING-FLIGHT…
SCAPE from Filey…
A VIVALDI WINTER…
MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...
A NEW DAWN…
MY BELOVED FLANDERS...
DRAMA IN THE SKY...
A SMOKE SIGNAL?
WINDOWS-2017… LEEDS
FERRYBRIDGE TOWERS...
Ètretat, by night... La Falaise d'Amont
MIRROR SEA in WALES…
AAAHHH, TO STAND AND STARE… in WALES
EPIC BEAUTY in WALES…
THE HUMBER ESTUARY…
OSTEND in the rain…
BATTLE AT SEA???
MASTER & COMMANDER...
FULL SAIL AHEAD...
THE MERCATOR LEAVES OSTEND...
THE MERCATOR, AT SEA, AT LAST...
THE MERCATOR... A TALL SHIP... A SPECIAL MOMENT in the LIFE of a PHOTOGRAPHER!
SHIPLHOUETTE 1...
BEACH
SHIP-LHOUETTE ...
CAPRICE OF NATURE...
CYCLHOUETTE…
BI-CYCLOUHETTE…
IT'S A NEW DAWN... A NEW DAY... A NEW IMAGE...
MIGRATION SOUTH…
END OF T'DAY...
EASTER BUNNIES…
IN MY SOLITUDE...
OF SPACE AND REFLECTIVE LIGHT…
MARE TRANQUILLITATIS...
A MONO SEA…
Bamburgh Castle...
LOVE IN WHITBY…
DID YOU KNOW?
LE PARAPLUIE ROUGE...
SOME RED ACCENTS…
NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES…
FROM THE WEST… OSTEND PLAGE
WE ARE SAILING...
THE BIG MIGRATION…
LA PLAGE DESERTE…
LA PLAGE… Bray-Dunes
VIEW SOUTH… Bray-Dunes
THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...
Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE...
MAGDA IN THE SANDPIT...
JUST THE TWO OF US…
WARM HUE on the DUNES…
QUE SERA? WHAT WILL 2012 BRING? ... BEACH-ART...
TOMORROW... WE ARE SAILING!!!!!!!
JUST COLOUR OUR WORLD...
WHITBY, ALMOST BY NIGHT...
SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY
THE GOOD LIFE...
ANSWERING THE CALL...
FALMOUTH WORKING BOAT, St-Mawes Cornwall...
WHEAL COATES TIN MINE… CORNWALL
LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…
A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay
EBB TIDE at FLAMBOROUGH'S SMUGGLER'S COVE...
SMUGGLER'S COVE...
THE POOL in FILEY…
HAVING A GOOD TIME...
READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...
PRIME VIEW...
EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...
MORE ASPECTS of THE SEA...NORTH-YORKSHIRE.
ON NORMANDY BEACH.... D-DAY, JUNE 6...
OSTEND in the DISTANT MIST…
A MOMENT in TIME…
PEACE at SEA…
LA MER...
A FIERY KISS TO THE NIGHT
OF SUNSET-CHASERS…
CYCLHOUETTE…
SEA-LHOUETTE...
BEACH-LHOUETTE...
TREE-LHOUETTES
AFTERGLOW…
SUN SETS OVER ANGLESEY...
DRAMA in the SKY…
ONE LAST SHOT…
ON A STORMY SUNDAY...
FILEY BAY WATERS…
CHAPEL PORTH, Crashing waves
WILD WATERS of CORNWALL…
WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…
BACKWASH...
Wind On The Water...
ASPECTS of THE SEA... CAPE of GOOD HOPE
GHOSTLY SEA MIST COMING IN...
A LOWLY SEA-MIST SWIRLING IN...
WHEN SEA FOG GOES TO TOWN...
ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, SEA MIST...
WHAT'S TO DO IN SUMMER? FISHING?
PIER-LHOUETTE…
NIGHTFISHING...
PORT of HULL…
THE HUMBER BRIDGE…
IN THE SHIPPING LANE…
I STAND, ALONE?
STAIR-LHOUETTE...
RED SKY AT NIGHT...
HOME SWEET HOME…
COMINGS AND GOINGS @SCHIPHOL...
SPARE TIME @SCHIPHOL
WELCOMING US…
THE FUNNEL of OUR FERRY…
LES OMBRELLES des AMOUREUX...
MORE SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...
SO LOVINGLY RESTORED and MAINTAINED...
RAN OUT of STEAM?
BELGIUM welcomes A NEW KING...
A SALUTE HELLO…
UNIQUE View…
IN OUR HOME, THE KITCHEN...
THROUGH DUTCH WINDOW...
BACK IN TIME...
SPANISH PAINTING…
LA PUERTA…
SUN-BLEACHED in CRETE...
REFRACTED REFLECTION…
urban refractions
ON THE FERRY, PORTHOLES…
PATIO DE LOS ARRAYANES in THE NASRID PALACES, ALHAMBRA, GRANADA
Portico and pool of the early 14th-century Partal, in the Alta Alhambra of the complex.
ALHAMBRA, GRANADA, SPAIN…
PATIO DE LOS ARRAYANES in THE NASRID PALACES, ALHAMBRA, GRANADA II
DE CHIRICO WITH...
DE CHIRICO WITHOUT...
LE MONT St MICHEL...
REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH
HONFLEUR…
HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...
GOOD MORNING OSTEND...
ICONIC CAPE TOWN ...
HUMBER BRIDGE...
SILENT NIGHT… OROSEI
NO SHADOW WITHOUT LIGHT…
LATE EVENING... EARLY NIGHT...
HOME AGAIN...
GOING HOME…
BACK IN THE UK...
FOR FRANCE's NATIONAL DAY...
AND ANOTHER ASPECT of THE SEA... ÉTRETAT, NORMAND
THE QUARRIES of OROSEI...
THE ROCKS WITH...
THE ROCKS WITHOUT...
Sand Water Art...
WELSH GOLD ...
WELSH GOLD...
COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS…
ON BLUE WATER… NENUPHAR
GOLDEN EARS...
AMONGST THE FIELDS OF BARLEY...
HAY, HAY, HAY...
LATE-SUMMER LIGHT on the LAND...
LAST of the SUMMER LIGHT...
I WAS THE SCARECROW...
SUMMER-RECOLTE...
INVITING GATE...
THE LONG GOOD-BYE…
FIELD PHOTOGRAPHER...
OF HAY and FRANTIC FARMERS...
HARVEST…
YORKSHIRE HUMOUR...
A HAZEY YORKSHIRE AUTUMN SCENE...
SNAKING OFF...
DRY-STONE WALLS ON THE MOORS...
WILD in the DALES…
NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...
ON YORKSHIRE MOORS…
A COUNTRY LANE, Yorkshire…
YESTERDAY, on NEW MOOR ROAD…
A CREATIVE FARMER???
A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS…
LEISURE…
CLOUD LIGHT PLAY...ON THE MOORS
ON SADDLEWORTH MOOR…
LIGHT-PLAY on THE YORKSHIRE MOORS.
THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS…
THE SKEW BARN...
AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES
ON OLD WALLS…
ONE of SEVENTY BRIDGES…
GROENEREI…
Meebrug,Belfry, canal, boat,architecture, Brugge,
EVENING IN BRUGGE…
ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BRIDGE… BRUGGE
THE WEEPING BEECH…
TANNER’S GUILD HOUSE…
A DIFFERENT ANGLE… BRUGGE
THE BEAUTIFUL REFLECTIONS…
IN THE SHADOW of the BELFRY…
A QUARTER to NINE…
RAINY REFLECTION…
UP UP and AWAY
DAPPLED LIGHT…
HEAVY TRAFFIC… in BRUGGE
VENICE of THE NORTH…
IN THE SPOTLIGHT…
SPAANSE LOSKAAI…
THE HALLEN…
Incense in the sun-rays…
LIGHT AND DARKNESS…
DAPPLED LIGHT…
ALLEYS of BRUGGE…
OH SO BRUGGE…
THE SHORTEST STREET? GLORIBUSSTREET...
LONG CLOSED DOOR…
Mid-Summer-window in Bruges…
WINDOWS…
REFLECTIONS…
RECEPTION in THE HALL…
ILLUMINATED FACADE…
LA CHAPELLERIE…
A MISTY MORNING..
ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS
AFTER THE STORM…
A FLANDERS VILLAGE…
LAND IN WAITING…
THE RUSTLING REED…
LITTLE SYMPHONY in BLUE…
FROM THE CAR...
JEFF de BRUGES…
A GENTLE AUTUMN...
CHAUMIERES...
Windows of a chaumière...
UNE CHAUMIERE DE KERASCOET...
AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES
BONFIRE-NIGHT, TONIGHT 5 November....
CAPRICIOUS LIGHT in THE DALES...
THE SKEW BARN...
CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN...
THE KITE RUNNERS…
WINTERLIGHT…
THE SKEW BARN...
AN INDIGO EVENING...A CHRISTMAS THEME
HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS
NIGHT FALLS on THE DALES...A CHRISTMAS THEME.
WINTER WONDERLAND...
ON FROZEN GOLDEN POND…
A VIVALDI WINTER in FLANDERS…
SILENT NIGHT...
WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND...
FOGGY DEW in the PARC…
A CROW in WINTER…
WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…
THE MAGICAL SURPRISE...
LAST SUN OVER THE YORKSHIRE DALES
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE.
ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S DALE
A WINTER'S DALE…
ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…
DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...
WINTERFUN…
A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…
UPON THE ROOFS…
FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...
SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…
SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…
SNOW on THE MOORS…
SNOW ON WOOD... A WHITE BLANKET
A WINTER DUNE…
FROZEN BEACH…
THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND
SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…
MY MAD PHOTOGRAPHER…
FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…
ICICLES under THE PIER…
PACK ICE…
FROST…
A WINTER-START...
SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…
SNOW BLIZZARD
MY AB AV for today... I CRIED FOR YOU
OMINOUS SKIES…
THE LONE 'ZEN' TREE... YORKSHIRE
SNOW-PAINTED...
DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...

HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER...

#abfav_2_together_theme I think most photographers are nervous around sand. That's why you'll mostly find me 'on the rocks'... tee hee But it had been a long time ago and seemed a great idea to go out for a day in the sand dunes along the Belgian Coast. Not the beach because my dog needed some shade, I scraped away the soft, hot top-layer of sand till I came to the cooler darker layer for him to lie on. He'd wink at me and then come and sit next to me for a while, watching other dogs, seagulls, children playing with balls and other interesting toys. He trembled with trepidation, so I calmed him down, he still gave me that look of 'this is my job', gotta keep things together here... him being a Border Collie, a sheepdog, a WORKING dog. Yes, we took good care of each other. Glad he was there... We've had to miss him since 2006... TWO, together/ Make the most of your Summer, have a lovely time and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONCE EVERY YEAR...

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere.Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while.It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there!Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONCE A YEAR!

In the footsteps of Hockney (see previous image). A glimmer of things to come! A photo with a story for those who take the time to read lol? SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere. Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*)

ONCE A YEAR for A BRIEF MOMENT IN TIME! SAKURA...

BEST VIEWED LARGE AND On Black
Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere and a flair of old money.
Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field.
The first time we came across them... we were too late.
The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps...
The next year we forgot...
The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground...
The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings...
Last year we forgot again…
This year, WE MADE IT!!!
The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while.
It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting.
The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there!
Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses.

Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
Why not take a few minutes, click on the links, sit back and relax, enjoy the beauty, you'll feel replenished?
Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*)
For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk
IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WIND in the BLOSSOMS...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme it often gets very windy in Spring… poor blossoms… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:cIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLANDERS in SPRING...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below Jacques Brel LE PLAT PAYS 1962 ... Le plat pays qui est le mien Avec de l'Italie qui descendrait l'Escaut Avec Frida la blonde quand elle devient Margot Quand les fils de novembre nous reviennent en mai Quand la plaine est fumante et tremble sous juillet Quand le vent est au rire quand le vent est au blé Quand le vent est au sud écoutez-le chanter Le plat pays qui est le mien. This image depicts the essence of my motherland. A landscape that seems endless.Flanders’ natural beauty is best found in the polders of the Flemish lowlands. An atmosphere of peace and tranquillity pervades. This is the beautiful area behind the river 'The Ijzer', L'Yser in French, it starts in The North of France and throws itself into the North Sea in Newport on the Belgian coast. It is a stretch of land where much blood was spilled, many battles fought, many lives lost... it is marked with cemeteries. It has a special 'feel'... Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLAT FLANDERS FARM…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 14 So, we’re on the road again, on our way to spend a great dat with friends. It will be a happy reunion. The road is behind the coast and dunes. We pass quite a few farms and typically, in this flat land, they are surrounded by tall sweeping trees, to protect from the eternal wind. This looks like a more modern farm built within. but still, a familiar sight. It is Spring, the land lies ready. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved farm, landscape, colour, trees, land, grass,Flanders, Belgium, horizontal, Nikon D7000, magda indigo

MAY GREEN... A WALK IN THE PARK

THE BEST!!! Well I think May is the sweetest month, everything so fresh, and the foliage not yet dense, so it lets through the gorgeous light! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLDEN EARS...

These grasses became golden in the sunset. The air pregnant with promise of Summer. Most people had gone home. The silence was music to my ears, never a complete silence, a hum, a flutter, a good-night call, the wind... A beautiful moment where day ends in glory, already embracing the incoming darkness for a well-earned rest. That 'sweet' backlight that caresses everything in golden beauty, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLDEN...

Isn't light wonderful? If used in the correct way... and for those who see it? LOL. The golden sunset painted the world around me in this superb hue, such 'sweet' light. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

La Côte Fleurie...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME TO STAND AMIDST A FIELD OF FLOWERS. We leave an already overcrowded Honfleur behind. The sky is blue, the sun is out, it looks like a glorious day. I remember from over 30 years ago that there was a small area called La Côte Fleurie, just up the Coast, South of the mouth of the Seine. Up winds the narrow road, we squeal with joy, we found it, well, blink and you miss it… a strip of field filled with flowers. Surrounded by a natural hedge of brambles and ‘wild’ roses. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE COLOURED FIELD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! HERE: A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM On our 3 hour drive to our chosen destination, Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove, on the beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast, we passed this, in an excited rush to get there, I saw it only in a flash... We tracked back asap. I mean I've seen so many yellow fields, red field, but NEVER a mixed field, it was humming, WILD FLOWERS more than rapeseed, I guess an eco-field? Whatever... it was a photographer's delight. A memory to behold and treasure! SHARE IT with me. Have a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE POPPY-FIELD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! It is June... the beautiful month where poppies bloom and colour the fields... They are a 'happy' flower, with very loose papery petals, fluttering, rhythmically swaying with the flow of the wind, sometimes giant waves undulating the bright sheets of red. Where I come from (Flanders), they are a 'weed' to the farmers, to poets and other creatives; they are a colourful accent, a joy, an inspiration... Sadly, it became a great symbol of sadness! You can see why, often the fields look like bloodied. A young friend of ours fell in Afghanistan, where the poppies are different and a weed of the 'lucrative and evil' type... He was nearing the end of his tour, the cold winter over, he was looking forward to the future, he had learned a lot. Appreciated the good life we have here, too many not content and depressed and stressed. Let's just hold it a moment and reflect? In his last letter he wrote: “...all the poppies are just getting harvested and all the flowers look quite pretty... ...Got to go for a walk later or a ‘patrol’ if you will, which is nice cos it means I get to hide in poppy fields, put them in my helmet, that type of thing, Great fun. The poppy harvest is just on so enemy activity will be low for the next couple of weeks. As not to disturb the crop…” A few days later, he stepped on a land-mine, during a patrol, he was killed instantly.... One of the most moving and sad ceremonies I ever witnessed, his funeral. Yes, poppies... he became another poppy on the field of war... 6th of June 2013. M, (*.*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AAAAAAAAH, TO BE FREE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! We really do not appreciate enough what we have and moan too much about what we DON'T have??? All the irrelevant, superfluous bits? Material stuff? My parents lived through two wars, hunger, fear,can you imagine? 9 years of their life!!! On D-Day, 6th of June 1944, that day, 156,000 troops — 73,000 of them Americans — took part in history’s biggest amphibious landing along a 50-mile stretch of beaches supported by 6,900 vessels ships and 11,590 airplanes, according to British figures. By nightfall on June 6, more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were dead or wounded, but more than 100,000 had made it ashore, securing French coastal villages and eventually the rest of the occupied countries. At the same time American airborne troops dropped by parachute in Nazi-occupied France as the allies began a campaign across Europe that ended with Germany’s surrender 11 months later. More than 3,000 allied troops died in the first two days of the campaign to turn the tide of World War II. But just as many French civilians, caught up in the conflict, perished in the same period, according to a new study by British historian Anthony Beevor. WE OWE THEM OUR FREEDOM. MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A YORKSHIRE DELIGHT...

The beautiful country-side of Yorkshire has acquired the common nickname of God's Own County, one can see why, it IS like driving through the garden of Eden especially end of May, beginning of June On our 3 hour drive to our chosen destination, Flamborough's Smuggler's Cove, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast, we passed this, in an excited rush to get to our destination, I saw it only in a flash... We tracked back asap. I mean I've seen so many yellow fields, red field, but NEVER a mixed field, it was humming, WILD FLOWERS more than rapeseed, I guess an eco-field? Whatever... it was a photographer's delight. A memory to behold and treasure! Have a great day and thanx for your comments and visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LATE SPRING IN THE YORKSHIRE DALES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! HERE: A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM Buttercup-field. Drystone walls are, with hedgerows, one of the most commonly used field boundaries in England, and help create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of field and lanes so evocative of rural England. View On Black While hedgerows are most common in the Lowland Zone, drystone walling is most often found in the Upland, Zone. It defines the landscape of Yorkshire, cuts the land like endless veins. The story I was told was that they were loose stone because of the wind, now 'whistling' through.. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age. My adopted country is a place of extremes, from lush, green and fertile to barren and bleak, a beautiful part of the world, where you can come to rest and feast your eyes and replenish your soul! Although I am not really a landscape photographer, I cannot help myself to try and capture the beauty when I see it… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LONELY @ THE TOP…

February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. A sultry and hot Summer's day, light quite flat. The lone tree on the top of the ridge of the hill did not look particularly big or strong, it wasn’t even leaning, no winds had bent it although this was quite near the coast of the North Sea, but no, still standing straight! I often feel like that tree... Have a lovely day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CHERRY TREE…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME It was a glorious day, the sun was out with some clouds in the sky. That is always good as it means that on the hills of the Yorkshire Dales and Moors you will have those moving light-patches, plus that it won't be hazy, so when you're higher up you'll see the hills roll on and on. We drove up to Malham, a very interesting place... This was on our way back, we had driven, walked and photographed for hours in a barren and arid landscape, on the Moors, the sun had already dropped behind the higher ridges, this was Upper Wharfedale, I was on the right side, driving home, the river Wharfe below and then the bank on the left going up again, when I spotted this, first it was the luscious green waves that caught my eye, then, I saw the cherry tree. I needed the tripod, AND the 300mm, so there's a lot of a wonderful compression, all in all a great moment for me, an image I'd been after for a long time. Have a lovely day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YORKSHIRE LANDLINES...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! HERE: A photographic 'anecdote' of the making and selling of one of my photos! Please view Large and in HD, only 7 minutes! Hope you enjoy this story, youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM Taken from the top of Sutton Banks. Next to it lies the 'reason for the name of 'Whitestonecliffe', the high cliffs off which the gliders take off. I saw this beautiful S-shape winding below me, the lines the neat farmers had designed, it was a MUST shot... With 27 characters Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe has the longest place name in England. Thanx as always for your time and comments, wish I could respond to all of you! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HIDDEN CORNER at ULLSWATER LAKE, in the LAKE DISTRICT....

CHIAROSCURO: “We're each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion trying to emerge into something solid, something real. We've got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there's an awful lot of gray to work with. No one can live in the light all the time.” ― Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty Ullswater is the second largest lake in the English Lake District, being approximately nine miles (14.5 kilometres) long and 0.75 miles (1,200 m) wide with a maximum depth of slightly more than 60 metres (197 ft). We drove up to the Lake District for a pre-wedding scout and shoot. www.visitcumbria.com/pen/ullswater.htm Arrived in Glenridding after an eventfull 3 hours drive, it was a beautiful day and the scenery epic, no wonder it is so popular! I discovered this romantic image of a boathouse in the late sun-afternoon, the warm light just stroking the reeds and weeds...View On Black BLOG: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2011/07/of-grasses-composition-a... Thank you for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLEMISH VILLAGE in SUMMER...

NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY: FLEMISH VILLAGE in SUMMER... Dotted behind the dunes, you'll find many small old villages, all with the proud church-spire in the middle, shimmering in the hazy hot air... This is Klemskerke. Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments on my images, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DE MOEREN…

DAY 6 De Moeren is a reclaimed land, it once was a swamp,as the name suggests,and was situated on the border between Belgium and France. This is the St. Gustavus Mill (seen from the back) or what remains of it. A solid solid hull, top decorated with stone heads. The roof is covered with new shale, but the blades are no longer there. De Moeren are between 3 to 4 meters below sea level and are therefore the lowest point of Belgium. Since the 17th century, works, canals have been going on to reclaim this very fertile land, Once you would see 20 mills, to drain the water, The original wooden mills were later replaced by stone mills that used an Archimedes screw to draw water up and feed it into the drainage channels. The stone mills have now been replaced by modern pumping stations. The light is extraordinary in De Moeren. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHELLFISH BANKS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 10 Over the Locks of Haringvliet, we leave the mainland of South Holland and get onto the delta island of Goeree-Overflakkee, the southernmost of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. I spot these nettings, and , yes, this is another drive-by shot! We ARE back on the road! Shellfish reefs are almost disappeared from the North Sea, while in places with shellfish beds natural wealth is twice as high as in places without shellfish banks. Shellfish are food for fish and birds. They provide shelter and serve as a rest area and breeding ground for small and large invertebrates. Give guidance to underwater plants, filtering seawater cleaner and contribute to coastal protection. The presence of shellfish banks there is more to enjoy under and above water for people and nature. The World Wildlife Fund and the flag of the Dream Fund are working on the project for the return of shellfish beds in the Delta. It seems to me, that over the years we have damaged so many things, some irreversible, some ahhhh well, we try try to restore, at great cost. In my life, I think long and hard before I make big decisions! Damage control! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAND of SAILORS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 10 It is a super Spring day, Sunday… many are taking advantage and everywhere we look, as we cross the Haringvlietdam, the glistening water is dotted with sailing boats. The Haringvliet is a large inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is an important estuary of the Rhine-Meuse delta. I love images which capture the sense of space that you get, the open skies and oh so flat lands. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 We drive across this oh so familiar landscape. Goeree-Overflakkee is is the southernmost delta island of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Despite being part of the province of South Holland, the island's scenery and dialect are more closely related to Zeeland than to Holland. Agriculture has for centuries been the main source of livelihood on Goeree-Overflakkee. I think that all the trees were planted to stop the winds from shaving the flat lands completely! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOEREE-OVERFLAKKEE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 We drive across this oh so familiar landscape. Goeree-Overflakkee is is the southernmost delta island of the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Despite being part of the province of South Holland, the island's scenery and dialect are more closely related to Zeeland than to Holland. Agriculture has for centuries been the main source of livelihood on Goeree-Overflakkee. I think that all the trees were planted to stop the winds from shaving the flat lands completely! Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHAT DO I SEE?

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 WHAT DO I SEE? I see a sea of red and pink!!! Can it be??? Oh we have to get closer, we have to find a place to stop, to park… I am so exited, wanted to photograph fields of tulips, to me fields of dreams, of very long. Will my dream come true, what is shimmering in the sun? We drive across this oh so familiar landscape. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLANDERS VILLAGE: HOUTAVE...

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 12 Off to Bruges, the capital of West Flanders where we are going to meet Sonny, in from the States. I’ll be her guide for 2 days. Show her the city where I was born. On the old road, between Oostende and Brugge, I see an all time favourite, that typically flemish village, Houtave, church in the middle, surrounded by houses. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY BELOVED FLANDERS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 After enjoying Breskens, where we had a super meal of a giant sea-platter, we drive on, and very soon, we cross the border into Belgium. We are back in my beloved Flanders. Our welcome is this golden gift. It is also the flat lands, I find it less ‘austere’ and rigid than the Dutch flat lands, like friendlier? The sun is falling, the land ready for the night, we get closer to our destination now. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CE PLAT PAYS… FLANDERS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME This image depicts the essence of my motherland. My Flanders just had to be the first in the new theme. Flanders' natural beauty is best found in the polders of the Flemish lowlands. An atmosphere of peace and tranquillity pervades. The River is de IJzer (l'Isere), starts in The North of France and throws itself into the North Sea in Newport on the Belgian coast. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FLANDERS’ BEAUTY…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 We drive past Damme and follow the Damse Vaart-Zuid. It is, in a good way somewhat intimidating, driving under that canopy of trees. Trees everywhere, majestic Elms and tall Poplars. The flat landscape needed these ‘wind-stoppers’. One of our all-time favourite places. we spent many happy hours there. It is a Zen place. We feel Sonny, our American friend that we have with us for 2 days, HAS to see it. The Damse Vaart was dug on command of Napoleon (start in 1810).  This is why it is sometimes also referred to as the Napoleonchannel.  The digging was done by Spanish prisoners of war, "descendants" of the soldiers that ruled in the Netherlands not so long before.  This channel was intended to be a part of a network of canals alongside the coast.  This would enable the French army to move around much faster and to transport supplies much more rapidly since the French marine was not match for the English navy.  The "Damse Vaart" was supposed to connect Bruges with the Schelde, but that was never accomplished because of the loss of Napoleon in battle. In the middle of the 19th century, the Leopoldcanal and the Schipdonkcanal were dug.  They stream next to each other on the territory of Damme and cross the Damse Vaart between Damme and Oostkerke.  In order to make the Damse Vaart pass the other two canals, a system of siphons was used where the two canals passed under the Damse Vaart.  A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer's paradise! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VANISHING POINT…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 Another view, same words.. We drive past Damme and follow the Damse Vaart-Zuid. It is, in a good way somewhat intimidating, driving under that canopy of trees. Trees everywhere, majestic Elms and tall Poplars. The flat landscape needed these ‘wind-stoppers’. One of our all-time favourite places. we spent many happy hours there. It is a Zen place. We feel Sonny, our American friend that we have with us for 2 days, HAS to see it. The Damse Vaart was dug on command of Napoleon (start in 1810). This is why it is sometimes also referred to as the Napoleoncanal. The digging was done by Spanish prisoners of war, "descendants" of the soldiers that ruled in the Netherlands not so long before. This channel was intended to be a part of a network of canals alongside the coast. This would enable the French army to move around much faster and to transport supplies much more rapidly since the French marine was not match for the English navy. The "Damse Vaart" was supposed to connect Bruges with the Schelde, but that was never accomplished because of the loss of Napoleon in battle. In the middle of the 19th century, the Leopoldcanal and the Schipdonkcanal were dug. They stream next to each other on the territory of Damme and cross the Damse Vaart between Damme and Oostkerke. In order to make the Damse Vaart pass the other two canals, a system of siphons was used where the two canals passed under the Damse Vaart. A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer's paradise! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED RIDER in Damme…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME along the beautiful, tree-lined canals around Damme, miles of paths to cycle, walk, just you and nature… A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on. A photographer's paradise! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A PERFECT REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME The canals of Flanders around Damme A few miles from Brugge, you have the small town of Damme. In the Middle-Ages, this used to be the harbour of Brugge, one of the wealthiest cities in the North. Due to silt the North Sea is now about 25 miles out, but Damme retained it's reputation for good food and beer, wonderful old buildings full of the history of revolutionary Flanders. Centuries later Napoleon saw the importance of the area and ordered a system of canals to be built. Today, whichever road you come from, if you want to get to Damme, you'll drive along those beautiful tree lined canals. I walked across one of the bridges, a major junction, in Oostkerke, of those magnificent, unique canals. Behind me were syphons and sluices. A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer's paradise! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

My BELOVED DAMME…

I was nominated , the world through my eyes. FOUR. I am a sensitive realist, who through photography escapes from reality, by capturing real moments in time. That is how I see the world. The cathedral like trees, dappled light, and again, the silence only broken by a bumblebee, a bird, a distant moo, the shutter of the camera. This is ZEN. Hope your day is filled with smiles and thanx,M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE CANALS of FLANDERS, AROUND DAMME...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME A few miles from Brugge, you have the small town of Damme. In the Middle-Ages, this used to be the harbour of Brugge, one of the wealthiest cities in the North. Due to silt the North Sea is now about 25 miles out, but Damme retained it's reputation for good food and beer, wonderful old buildings full of the history of revolutionary Flanders. Centuries later Napoleon saw the importance of the area and ordered a system of canals to be built. Today, whichever road you come from, if you want to get to Damme, you'll drive along those beautiful treelined canals. I walked across one of the bridges, a major junction, in Oostkerke, of those magnificent, unique tree lined canals. Behind me were syphons and sluices. A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer’s paradise! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DIVIDED WE STAND…

Day 3 So, we flee the city in search of some coolness. Hope to find it along the canals of Damme, under that canopy of trees. Trees everywhere, majestic Elms and tall Poplars. The flat landscape needed these ‘wind-stoppers’. One of our all-time favourite places. we spent many happy hours there. It is a Zen place. The Damse Vaart was dug on command of Napoleon (start in 1810).  This is why it is sometimes also referred to as the Napoleon-channel.  The digging was done by Spanish prisoners of war, "descendants" of the soldiers that ruled in the Netherlands not so long before.  This channel was intended to be a part of a network of canals alongside the coast.  This would enable the French army to move around much faster and to transport supplies much more rapidly since the French marine was not match for the English navy.  The "Damse Vaart" was supposed to connect Bruges with the Schelde, but that was never accomplished because of the loss of Napoleon in battle. In the middle of the 19th century, the Leopoldcanal and the Schipdonkcanal were dug.  They stream next to each other on the territory of Damme and cross the Damse Vaart between Damme and Oostkerke.  In order to make the Damse Vaart pass the other two canals, a system of siphons was used where the two canals passed under the Damse Vaart.  A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer's paradise! Only when I come home do I see the strange division that occurred in this image! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROW upon ROW…

DAY 3 Trees everywhere, majestic Elms and tall Poplars. The flat landscape needed these ‘wind-stoppers’. One of our all-time favourite places. we spent many happy hours there. It is a Zen place. The Damse Vaart was dug on command of Napoleon (start in 1810).  This is why it is sometimes also referred to as the Napoleon-channel.  The digging was done by Spanish prisoners of war, "descendants" of the soldiers that ruled in the Netherlands not so long before.  This channel was intended to be a part of a network of canals alongside the coast.  This would enable the French army to move around much faster and to transport supplies much more rapidly since the French marine was not match for the English navy.  The "Damse Vaart" was supposed to connect Bruges with the Schelde, but that was never accomplished because of the loss of Napoleon in battle. In the middle of the 19th century, the Leopoldcanal and the Schipdonkcanal were dug.  They stream next to each other on the territory of Damme and cross the Damse Vaart between Damme and Oostkerke.  In order to make the Damse Vaart pass the other two canals, a system of siphons was used where the two canals passed under the Damse Vaart.  A UNIQUE landscape that just goes on and on and on... A photographer's paradise! Only when I come home do I see the strange division that occurred in this image! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PASTORALE...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Past Damme near Brugge, in this unique setting where the tree-lined canals go on and on, unhurried grazing sheep... in the gentle rain. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NATURE’S CATHEDRAL…

DAY 3 We relax under the rustling canopy of leaves. It is a Zen place. These canals are lined by trees, majestic Elms and tall Poplars. The flat lands needed these ‘wind-stoppers’. The Damse Vaart was dug on command of Napoleon (start in 1810).  This is why it is sometimes also referred to as the Napoleon-channel.  The digging was done by Spanish prisoners of war, "descendants" of the soldiers that ruled in the Netherlands not so long before.  This channel was intended to be a part of a network of canals alongside the coast.  This would enable the French army to move around much faster and to transport supplies much more rapidly since the French marine was not match for the English navy.  The "Damse Vaart" was supposed to connect Bruges with the Schelde, but that was never accomplished because of the loss of Napoleon in battle. In the middle of the 19th century, the Leopoldcanal and the Schipdonkcanal were dug.  They stream next to each other on the territory of Damme and cross the Damse Vaart between Damme and Oostkerke.  In order to make the Damse Vaart pass the other two canals, a system of siphons was used where the two canals passed under the Damse Vaart.  Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BEND…

DAY 3 I was always under the (false) impression that these canals were straight? But no, here’s a bend that leads to the siphons. Lined by trees, majestic Elms and tall Poplars. The flat landscape needed these ‘wind-stoppers’. The Damse Vaart was dug on command of Napoleon (start in 1810).  This is why it is sometimes also referred to as the Napoleon-channel.  The digging was done by Spanish prisoners of war, "descendants" of the soldiers that ruled in the Netherlands not so long before.  This channel was intended to be a part of a network of canals alongside the coast.  This would enable the French army to move around much faster and to transport supplies much more rapidly since the French marine was not match for the English navy.  The "Damse Vaart" was supposed to connect Bruges with the Schelde, but that was never accomplished because of the loss of Napoleon in battle. In the middle of the 19th century, the Leopoldcanal and the Schipdonkcanal were dug.  They stream next to each other on the territory of Damme and cross the Damse Vaart between Damme and Oostkerke.  In order to make the Damse Vaart pass the other two canals, a system of siphons was used where the two canals passed under the Damse Vaart.  Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BRUGGE SKYLINE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 On the road from Damme back to Brugge, I know that there is one split moment, a slight curve, that you can see the three main towers of Brugge. There is NO way to park the car, so, it is drive-by. I tried for years, in vain, lol, and here again, but this time: I GOT IT!!! Left to right, Church of our Lady, the Belfry and St Salvators. Yes photography is often a game of persistence! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A blustery first day of Spring n Flanders

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME A blustery first day of Spring n Flanders. Once more, one of our favourite pass-times, to meander through 'le plat pays', the area behind the sea and dunes called the 'polders'. Endless views, broken up by beautiful, often old trees. When you see a row it usually means there is either a road or some water, a canal... a group of lined, 'organised' trees around a farm, protecting it. Along a road, you sometimes see there must have been a 'seam' of the same trees, but most of them have 'fallen' over the years and every so often one giant is still standing strong! You can almost follow the winding road by the trees. The wind was sweeping coldly across the winter-barren land, stopped only briefly by some trees or farms, to continue its rage over grass and clay. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved tree, road, Flanders, Belgium, landscape, colour, vertical, Nikon D7200, magda indigo

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING...

SPRING. 'From the series Feelings and Emotions'. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/03/test.html AND HERE magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-emotion-in-imag... On the way back from a job in Hawes, Wensleydale, on a blustery day, the sun is setting, I spot these lonely young trees on the top of a hill, backlit beautifully and in a golden glory-light of the first and last sun of the day... I ditch the car quickly on the side of the road and take my shots, so often... they work? THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TREELHOUETTES...

'From the series Feelings and Emotions'. magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/03/test.html AND HERE magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-emotion-in-imag... On the way back from a job in Hawes, Wensleydale, on a blustery day, the sun is setting, I spot these lonely young trees on the top of a hill, backlit beautifully and in a golden glory-light of the first and last sun of the day... I ditch the car quickly on the side of the road and take my shots, so often... they work? I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HOMECOMING...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! We came back on last night, via France.This was almost the entrance of the Harbour of Dover. We were still 6 hours away from home!You can see the famous castle on the top of the cliffs. A gorgeous sky after the sunset welcomed us. It is always an emotional moment, the moment you feel this mastodont of a boat tear itself loose from the quayside at Dunkirk in France, gently the land slides away in the distance, you can see England already, it is only a two hour fare... My heart was in my throat, we had a wonderful few days, saw and held the family, and friends, revisited favourite haunts, discovered new ones. We worked and 'played', laughed and cried (with laughter), sang and danced, drank and ate, fed our always 'hungry' eyes, came home with a zillion good souvenirs and the images to prove it. However like each time, mixed feelings, sad to leave, happy to go home, saturated once more with friendship, love and beauty.Hello all, we're back! Hope you are well and had a great May so far? Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reservedDover,sunset,sky,harbour,seascape,sea,evening,colour,horizontal, Nikon D7000, magda indigo

WE'RE CROSSING THE CHANNEL AGAIN...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2FYBUjLcqs&feature=BFa&l... We love travelling by night, very romantic, the moon shimmering on the dark sea and making the white wake sparkle! We are crossing the Channel, one of the busiest sea-lanes in the world! getting OFF the Island, for work(?) and play... It starts later today, everything ready, the house-sitter installed, files backed up three times (lol), cameras and lenses spic and span, zillion of cables packed, batteries charged.... the weather is not so important... the people are... family and friends, our beloved Flanders...and new places... what could be better? Three countries, yep, we'll come home and need a holiday? We wish you ALL the best, stay safe and have fun! Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved View On proper Black MORE THAN EVER: Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! I know I am going to! Have a good time and stay safe! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLANDERS SUNSET…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 10 Flanders... where I was born... It i a soft windstill evening, a beautiful silence descends on the land as darkness falls. A little afterglow, just enough to show some detail in the landscape, aaah yes, Flanders. We’re home! I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FULL MOON...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME It was the day after the Super Moon. The moon was in and out, playing with the clouds. Waiting for the midnight ferry in Dover, to take us across the Channel to the Continent/France. One hour late because of delays caused by the storm the previous day and night. The North-Sea, Channel can be treacherous. We just had a 6 hour drive South behind us, with rain and wind and road-works! I was looking forward to seeing family and friends. So, excited and thrilled, I grabbed my camera and waited for the moon to reappear. Bang... gotcha. Thank you for viewing, faves and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BRETAGNE PLAGE…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME A BIG favourite place of mine, is anywhere in the world, where I can stand and absorb the magnificent view of the great expanses. Sea-air, the wind tearing up my eyes, those wide skies… give me that any day This was in Brittany, Bretagne, came from inland and suddenly this appeared in front of me: EPIC! Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST EVENING-FLIGHT…

…But Jonathan Livingston Seagull, unashamed, stretching his wings again in that trembling hard curve - slowing, slowing, and stalling once more - was no ordinary bird. Most gulls don't bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight - how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything else. Jonathan Livingston Seagull loved to fly… EXCERPT: Richard Bach. Jonathan Livingston Seagull A typical North Sea scene. No matter how many times I'll see this in my life, I'll always stand in awe and wonder for such beauty, it will never cease to impress me with it's constant variety, this play and display of light. Peace descends and envelops my soul. No manipulation nor filters used, none needed! I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? Wishing you a glorious day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SCAPE from Filey…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME The beautiful and dramatic skies of Yorkshire. The North Sea. The Heritage Coast... Again to just stand and stare! All the best, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A VIVALDI WINTER…

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc_yKk0k5XE Flanders' winter-sunset waited a long time for the right moment, was on my way home when I saw this in the side mirror. I left my car on the side of the narrow road, grabbed my camera. Nikon F4 and 400asa film, scanned from neg and comp in camera! This is so very typical, the gnarled willows to keep the flat land 'dry', the sky reaching poplars, the majestic elm trees standing tall against the North wind. In winter the sun just drops,he? Ah well I got it... M, (*_~) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY ETERNAL FLANDERS...

The festive days are upon us, I think of friends and family... on the Continent, mostly in Flanders... The bells have rung, the echoes sound The day is gone Ay, Marieke, Marieke In Flanders field the echoes sound The day is gone (excerpt fom 'Ay Marieke' by Jacques Brel) This flat, windswept land, so fertile, so mutilated in the past. The stretch behind the dunes is still, like in the Middle Ages dotted with those 'round' villages. Church and graveyard in the center, houses around in a circle, the road, often still cobblestones, meandering through it. Flanders... where I was born... It was a soft windstill evening, a beautiful silence caressed my ears, the layered fog effacing whole sections of the land from my eyes, trailing capriciously in the sigh of the sunset... I left the bottom in because that's how it was, grey and darker and lighter again. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A NEW DAWN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY. FEBRUARY, a whole month of love. The bells have rung, the echoes sound The day is gone Ay, Marieke, Marieke In Flanders field the echoes sound The day is gone (excerpt fom 'Ay Marieke' by Jacques Brel) This flat, windswept land, so fertile, so mutilated in the past. The stretch behind the dunes is still, like in the Middle Ages dotted with those 'round' villages. Church and graveyard in the centre, houses around in a circle, the road, often still cobblestones, meandering through it. Flanders... where I was born... It was a soft windstill morning, a beautiful silence caressed my ears, the layered fog effacing whole sections of the land from my eyes, trailing capriciously in the sigh of the sunrise, becoming less denser in the upcoming light… I left the bottom in because that's how it was, grey and darker and lighter again. Thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY BELOVED FLANDERS...

MY BELOVED FLANDERS... on our way back from Brugge, the capital of the province of West-Flanders, driving towards the nearby coast, the sun just tried to peep through the heavy gray clouds. It immediately brightened things up and that was when I saw the silhouetted pollard willows, skeletal without the Summer dress, so very iconic for my beloved Flanders. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRAMA IN THE SKY...

From the series 'Celestial delights'. Never have I seen better and more beautiful skies to photograph than here in Yorkshire, especially in the late Autumn and early Winter. The added bit for me is the plane, on its descending path to the airport, way in the distance, gives the magnitude even more impact. It feels so textured and opulent, yet is so ephemeral, and never the same twice you shall see... awesome thought. This image has not been manipulated. I prefer taking 'uplifting' images...life is tough enough, there is more than plenty of 'darkness' and 'Angst'... I am not 'hiding' from reality, only refuse to only live with 'that', I want to show there IS still 'ANOTHER', beautiful, side to it... for those who care to look? All te best and tHANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SMOKE SIGNAL?

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME This was another 'strange' cloud-formation, high up in the sunset-sky... not an upcoming tornado. Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINDOWS-2017… LEEDS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME This is the Market in Leeds, Yorkshire, beautiful inside and out. Victorian buildings, small shops on the outside, facing the streets, market stalls on the inside. I love photographing silhouette, but when I saw the sky reflected in those windows, aahh well, that really 'made' it for me. I first visited Leeds when I was 11, been coming here ever since. One of the main cities in the biggest county in England: Yorkshire. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FERRYBRIDGE TOWERS...

SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! NO SMOKING IN PUBS OR PUBLIC PLACES? Many are closing down,others demolished...another part of an ancient-old 'CULTURE' gone...heard it on the news again today.... Lol, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

Ètretat, by night... La Falaise d'Amont

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME There's an 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Ètretat,, in upper Normandy, mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French coast resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of Côte d'Albâtre (the Alabaster Coast). Around Fécampit also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) filled with the flavour of salty air and the shrieks of aerobatic gliding gulls. This part of France, called Le Pays de Caux (chaux=chalk), attracted many a famous painter and writer, like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett, in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists namely Courbet and Monet, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. The poet Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood in Ètretat, . Although Alabaster seems to be the most appropriate name because of the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination reveals black and ochre flint, also salty rust...as you see here! From the low nestled town and beach, you can see two natural arches and the pointed "needle", they are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. Ètretat, is a very pretty little place. As soon as you step onto the shingle beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side, to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. From the windswept top you can see further cliffs, it was at times somewhat hazy. The Falaise d'Amont is on its eastern side ñ which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle (ahem, STEEP) footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame, from where you have a spectacular view. In the evening, after a meal, we were treated with a fabulous sunset and the lighting on The Door and Needle of La Falaise d'Amont... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MIRROR SEA in WALES…

The sun shone so very bright on the water that all detail waas lost, it was like a mirror, blinding to the eyes. It gives for stranger colours and light-play. This is up the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula and a spectacular limestone headland which rises above Llandudno on the coast of North Wales to a height of 200m (679ft). Behind her are the hills from the National park, they grow into higher mounts, the peak is Mount Snowdon, 1085m, the highest mountain in England and Wales. This is the view from 'almost' at the top, looking down and facing South, on the left is Conwy Bay, on the (straight} horizon Anglesey. There is a timeless and carefree feel to this place, your lungs are so full of fresh air it fills your head too, leaving no room for life's woe. If you want to get high and forget all your troubles, put things back into perspective, go to the top of the Great Orme, stand there, tears streaming down your cheeks. Wind? Joy? Emotion? The wind? Probably all of it. Who cares, it just made it more difficult to look through the viewer, ha. Taken with my Nikon F4, on 400 Iso film, hence the 'grain', which I often favoured. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AAAHHH, TO STAND AND STARE… in WALES

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ "LEISURE" What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this is, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. By Wm. Henry Davies The sun and the fat clouds were playing hide and seek, displaying a delightful show of light and dark. Ahh, to stand and stare... This beautiful place is in North Wales. This is up the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula and a spectacular limestone headland which rises above Llandudno on the coast of North Wales to a height of 200m (679ft). Behind her are the hills from the National park, they grow into higher mounts, the peak is Mount Snowdon, 1085m, the highest mountain in England and Wales. This is the view from 'almost' at the top, looking down and facing South, on the left is Conwy Bay, on the (straight} horizon Anglesey. There is a timeless and carefree feel to this place, your lungs are so full of fresh air it fills your head too, leaving no room for life's woe. If you want to get high and forget all your troubles, put things back into perspective, go to the top of the Great Orme, stand there, tears streaming down your cheeks. Wind? Joy? Emotion? The wind? Probably all of it. Who cares, it just made it more difficult to look through the viewer, ha. Taken with my Nikon F4, on 400 Iso film, hence the 'grain', which I often favoured. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EPIC BEAUTY in WALES…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ North Wales, the West Coast, Irish-Sea-side of England. On the top of the Great Orme (Welsh: Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno. It has fantastic views! This is towards Conwy Bay and Anglesey, and behind it Snowdonia. I love standing, staring till my eyes stream, viewing these vast expanses. Such an epic scene, makes you feel reinvigorated and filled with the joy of untainted beauty. Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMBER ESTUARY…

DAY 1 Picking up momentum now, cutting through the water, the land gliding past. I just stand and enjoy. It is a beautiful evening, the light is with me. I look up and see these lovely fluffy cotton-woollike clouds, sending smoke signals? Bon voyage, LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OSTEND in the rain…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 Ostend in the rain… I don’t know about you, but when I plan/book a holiday…. I always see it SUNNY, yes, lovely weather? Nature often decides differently… we had a fair amount of rain on our travels, I don’t mind, every type of weather creates another type of mood, and I like that. And of course when you travel in April, you are bound to have a few showers eh? We are in Ostend, our last full day, we are taking it easy, revisit some of our favourite places, here the once much visited pier, a bit lost now since the construction of the two embracing ‘arms’ , the dams.
On the other side you see how the old eastern pier was demolished, except for a small section, and replaced by a new Oostdam. The old radar tower also remains. The old west pier was preserved and a westdam joined. I often wonder, is fishing better in the rain? LOL, you see it so often! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BATTLE AT SEA???

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme At a gathering of tall ships from all over the world. This is how it came out on film, no manipulation. Taken at (fairly ROUGH) sea, looked like these were manoeuvring and preparing for battle. Although I am a very careful person, accidents do happen, I lost my 400mm Nikon lens on that trip... it fell overboard, in one 'glup' I saw it disappear... shrimps and crabs must be having a ball with it, I hope... I'm over it now, life continues. That trip was a fantastic experience, that has no price. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (+;~) Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MASTER & COMMANDER...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Master and Commander is a historical naval novel by English author Patrick O'Brian. The 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, with actors Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany, was made using themes —but not the plots— from the book Master and Commander and other books in the series, including "The Far Side of the World". At a gathering of tall ships from all over the world. This is how it came out on film, no manipulation. Taken at (ROUGH) sea, looked like these were manoeuvring and preparing for battle. Although I am a very careful person, accidents do happen, I lost my 400mm Nikon lens on that trip... it fell overboard, in one 'glup' I saw it disappear... shrimps and crabs must be having a ball with it, I hope... I'm over it now, life continues. That trip was a fantastic experience, that has no price. thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FULL SAIL AHEAD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! More ADVENTURES of a photographer! So, I heard there was to be one of the biggest gatherings of tall-ships from all over the world, a W-E, culminating with a parade on the Sunday. It being Summer, I knew there'd be thousands of people. I approached a friend, a yachtsman, who loved the idea of taking us there. Sunday morning came and, cameras 'spic and span' and ready, off we sailed. Ideal weather, once out of the harbour it became a bit choppier but that's the North-Sea for you. About two hours into our voyage, I thought I'd take a few shots of passing vessels, because it was obvious that thousands were going to be on the water as well. I changed lenses, and I promise you, I'll never forget that sound of my 400mm plunging into the water. It happened soooo fast, I had checked and yet somehow... I saw it disappear, just leaving a few ripples for a few seconds. I bet the sea-life are enjoying the new 'cinema'? It was at HIGH AND ROUGH sea... by the time it registered... we were already a boat-length further! Mind you, I DID think about 'going' after it (being a deep-sea diver, but no gear here!).sanity prevailed, I did not tell anyone on board, it would have spoilt it for all, I was so shocked I was not up to any cooing, so straighten up and carry on. I did fall into Paul's arms when we returned, crying when I told him that evening.. An hour later we bobbed amongst all the other boats, full of anticipation, when they started to appear one after the other, passing us, people like ants on the masts and riggings. I was in photographer's heaven. Everywhere I looked I saw shots and as we got into later afternoon the light became more interesting, I was excited. We sailed alongside this one till we reached the sea and there, this magnificent ship, deployed all it's glory, ready to sail back home. Thanx for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MERCATOR LEAVES OSTEND...

This Belgian tall ship, now a museum, her sailing days are over... Till a few years ago, for special occasions, one of them being a gathering of tall-ships, centenaries or royal anniversaries, she'd be kitted out again. The last men and few 'older’ gang including her last captain (the only ones still in the know) were gathered, the rest eager but choice eager volunteers. The bridges were drawn. The sluices and locks are very narrow; they guided her through from the quayside. After some impatient delay, she appears at the mouth of the dock, guided by towboats, frantic activity on deck and up the masts; she's being positioned for the glorious departure... Thousands of people came to watch it, forming a row of honour to bid her 'farewell'and "Au Revoir". It speaks to the imagination of adventure, it touches the emotions, hoping all goes well, the dangers ahead, the pain of parting, the longing for the reunion already... For the whole story, here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MERCATOR, AT SEA, AT LAST...

This tall ship was designed by the Antarctic explorer Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) as a training ship for the Belgian merchant fleet. She was built in Scotland and launched in 1932. Technical data: • length : 78.4 m • beam : 11.09 m • draught : 4.5 m • foremast : 39 m (square-rigged) • mainmast : 41 m (fore-and-aft-rigged) • mizzenmast : 40 m (fore-and-aft-rigged) • 15 sails (4 jibs, 4 foresails, 3 staysails, 2 spankers and 2 gaff topsails) • Speed : 13 knots (24 km/h) • Crew : 150 ... At last, she's at sea, late, the sun is going, the mist and night coming... many boats waiting to accompany and escort the start of her voyage... The crew still busy in the masts with the sails... I wait... I photograph her for as long as I can... By the time she's full sail... it is too dark... For the whole story, here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MERCATOR... A TALL SHIP... A SPECIAL MOMENT in the LIFE of a PHOTOGRAPHER!

Late afternoon, I sit on the other side of the harbour, on the rocks at the right pier, the other side of town, in the shadow of the lighthouse and some war-leftovers (bunkers hidden and overgrown by dune grasses). Nobody there, camera on tripod, fixed and focused on the point where the Mercator will suddenly appear, ready to sail stately down the entrance of the harbour, between the two piers, cheered on. After some impatient delay, she appears at the mouth of the dock, guided by towboats, frantic activity on deck and up the masts; she's being positioned for the glorious departure... I get my shots, but, she's now moving, gaining momentum, so am I. I run alongside,wiping my teary eyes with my sleeve... from emotion or the wind? I don't know... don't care, stopping repeatedly and briefly to take another shot, but my goal is the end of the pier. I hear the creaking and shaking ship, she's alive again, this is what she's meant for, yes, she's in her element... She dips her bow and stern alternately the closer she gets to the pier-heads, like a dolphin finding a rhythm. At last, she's at sea, late, the sun is going, the mist and night coming. I photograph her for as long as I can. This is my last shot: 'The Mercator'. For the whole story, here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/07/moment-and-why.html NO DIGITAL MANIPULATION!!! THIS WAS A FILM NEG, THIS IS HOW IT CAME OUT! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHIPLHOUETTE 1...

An 'older' image, on film, no filters nor manipulation... We lived on the 10th floor, a penthouse, on the one side the sea, the other the city. Many an evening, as we came home from a days' work, we'd be just in time for the evening light and although 'scratchy-eyed' from looking through the lens most of the day, we could not resist picking up our cameras again to capture the beauty, so different each time. FREEDOM... Here the yacht was slowly sterring to the harbour, a slight distant sea-mist hung over the North-Sea, the sun almost disappeared behind a low band of cloud, leaving just some gold dust behind.... All you could hear was the gentle lapping of the wavelets, a lonely gull screeching in the dusk and smell the iodium,tar and salt sea-air. I do miss the sea... Have a lovely day and thanx for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACH

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME … This is the beach in Ostend, Flanders… but no matter what country, wherever… BEACH, SEA are so my faves! I love the peace of solitude, the deafening silence, when the only ‘disturbance ‘ is the sound of the shutter. I was just standing, enjoying the quick change of light, the great beauty and then… I saw this, a MUST take image, so in harmony with my soul. Sometimes, it is ’just’ THERE. All you have to , take a deep breath, look through the viewer and make nice composition... click! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SHIP-LHOUETTE ...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Another 'older' image, on film, no filters nor manipulation... We lived on the 10th floor, a penthouse, on the one side the sea, the other the city. Many an evening, as we came home from a days' work, we'd be just in time for the evening light and although 'scratchy-eyed' from looking through the lens most of the day, we could not resist picking up our cameras again to capture the beauty, so different each time. FREEDOM... Here the yacht was slowly steering into the harbour, the North-Sea where as you can see, the light changes in seconds, most photographers call it THE GOLDEN HOUR??? I call it the GOLDEN MINUTES (if you are lucky, lol!), the sun disappeared behind a low band of cloud, leaving just some gold dust behind.... All you could hear was the gentle lapping of the wavelets, a lonely gull screeching in the dusk and smell the iodium, tar and salt sea-air. I do miss the sea... Have a lovely day and thanks for your time and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAPRICE OF NATURE...

Waiting in the car, overlooking the sea, until the thunderstorm passed. Just as it was safe (not raining anymore!) and I got out, I saw this strange phenomenon, a strange glow and light in the sky, seagulls filling the sky, where did they suddenly appear from? AND AGAIN, FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On Black I had watched the yacht’s progress, wanted it in the exact right place. The sun came peering through very brightly and shone on the water. I knew I did not have much time. I guess I work best under pressure... Again, no manipulation, colours as they came out on neg. I suppose, typical North sea. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CYCLHOUETTE…

My AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Scheveningen (there's a challenge for you) is not just a posh and popular beach-resort in Holland, it is also a harbour, for both fishing and industrial, which I always found much more interesting. To protect the lowlands from the sea, many wave-breakers, made of huge boulders, and dikes divide up the different port-entrances. Clambering over the rocks, looking for shots, I looked across, there had been a stream of people and cyclists. To my delight this is what I saw, still can't believe it. Just ONE shot, no PS, this is how it came out of the camera on neg. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BI-CYCLOUHETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Holland, a harbour, for leisure and both fishing and industrial, which I always find much more interesting. To protect the lowlands from the sea, many wave-breakers, made of huge boulders, and dikes divide up the different port-entrances. Clambering over the rocks, looking for shots, I looked across, there had been a stream of people and cyclists. I waited and was rewarded and delighted with the the first one, CYCLOUHETTE. Then to my delight (yes, I squealed LOL), this! Just two shots in all of this scene,it WAS Neg FILM, because these guys were really shifting it. The front motorcycle had overtaken my first who was riding on a normal bike, so I took another look through my lens and was thrilled with what I saw, it was quite different, so pushed the shutter, this is the result. No filters or manipulation. Thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IT'S A NEW DAWN... A NEW DAY... A NEW IMAGE...

Birds flying high you know how I feel Sun in the sky you know how I feel Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new image... And I'm feeling good SEA...CALM the tide was in that time in Runswick Bay, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast..., the sun low behind the foggy cloud-band on the horizon, a few lone gulls were stretching their wings and gently gliding in the still air, a soothing silence descended except for the gentle lapping waves... Runswick Bay has been inhabited since before Roman times, as burial mounds found on the moors behind the village suggest. This delightful hideaway, with its steep track down into the bay, its sheltered anchorage offering an ideal spot for fishermen, whalers and smugglers. This secluded village, which is hidden from the main road, has only a handful of permanent residents therefore providing a quieter than average retreat. Thank you for all your kindness on my nr 500 yesterday, and as always, thanks for your visits and comments today, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MIGRATION SOUTH…

DAY 1 The light is slowly fading. Still in the Humber Estuary. For a beautiful moment a skein of geese fly alongside. Already on the trek South? Like us? Twice a year we go South, once in Spring , once end of Summer. Did you know that geese: - eat more than 1-5 pounds of grass per day - average about 5 goslings per year - weigh 20 to 25 pounds - mate for life and will stay together throughout the year - adult geese lose wing feathers during this time and are unable to fly. - geese can fly again approximately 6 weeks after moulting. - generally by August all geese are able to fly. - resident geese do not know how to migrate. - resident geese can fly long distances as their migratory cousins,but generally have learned that it is not necessary. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

END OF T'DAY...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Robin Hood's Bay, North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast... evening... silence...peace... tranquillity, another day gone, full of fun, sun and joy: SUMMER! Uploading a small series again, hope you enjoy? Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EASTER BUNNIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Aah, at last, Spring and that first time your feet touch the still very cold water, what a thrill! I can feel this in his image. Chapel-Porth in Cornwall, Easter Monday. One of the many small Coves, a blazing sun, a healing wind, bouldering waves, the screech of gulls, the squeals of delight from children, the peace and joy in my soul... Have a perfect day and thanx, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN MY SOLITUDE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! www.youtube.com/watch?v=6d4KCZwUxRU&feature=related At Robin Hoods Bay, as the tide came in, less and less was visible of the rocks and more and more the seaweed that had been 'basking' in the sun, started to sway in the tidal waters. I looked up and saw this, he stood there for quite some time, contemplative, in his peaceful solitude. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF SPACE AND REFLECTIVE LIGHT…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME I love wide expanses, gives one space to breathe… Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MARE TRANQUILLITATIS...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Sea of Tranquillity, to be found on the Moon, however that Sunday, this is what the normally wild, turbulent and often unpredictable North Sea looked like. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa0iNTEw6WQ ' It were 't end of 't day' ( pure Yorkshire accent!) We had walked way down through the picturesque village of Robin Hood's Bay, stayed on the beach quite some time, taking our shots as the tide steadily came in, then, the sun disappeared behind the top, we did the trek back up, till we reached the sun again. Many were still enjoying the balmy beauty of the evening. I saw this couple on a bench, they did not talk, only looking silently and like us, taking it all in, at some point they hugged, I made my composition... my last image of that day... All the best and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MONO SEA…

Day 13 And then, suddenly ALL colour gone, not quite dark yet, mostly grey except a small, solitary wave, foaming white. Time to call it a day, it was a long and tiring one, with lots of photography and beauty! As always, the sea and sky restored my inner peace again. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Bamburgh Castle...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Bamburgh Castle seen from Seahouses... Bamburgh Castle is an imposing castle located on the coast at Bamburgh in Northumberland, England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamburgh_Castle Seahouses was the harbour village where we rented a cottage! Way up North. Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LOVE IN WHITBY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I declare February LOVE, romance and beauty month. ....But I can weather the storm! What do I care how much it may storm? For I've got my love to keep me warm.... excerpt from the song: I'VE GOT MY LOVE TO KEEP ME WARM (words and music by Irving Berlin) youtu.be/kWF4VmAuUsg It was misty and cold... they looked so snug and content... Read More Here: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/at-all-times-love.html Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DID YOU KNOW?

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme THE MAGIC FLOOR-WINDOW, 9 stories high! On the bridge of a big ferry, in the floor… A WINDOW!!! That caught my eye, a long window encased in metal frames, on both sides, in the floor. Standing on it you see the bow waves rushing way down, 9 decks, it is breath-taking, what a feature! I was mesmerised and kept photographing it from all angles. They use them to ‘park’ the ship! The captain was thrilled to tell us about the dolphins, who on a fine calm day, in a specific area of the Strait, would be surfing in the bow waves, fetching a free ride and visible through the magic floor-windows. I added the feet for more impact. I wish you all the best. thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LE PARAPLUIE ROUGE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I am pleased and honoured to announce that I was invited and have a proper exhibit HERE now at this NEW prestigious Gallery in Zurich : www.redboxgallery.ch Sometimes you have to be 'you own model'. if you want the image! You put a shell or a piece of stone, a small mark in the sand where are going to stand, camera on a tripod, selftimer or remote... et voila, result, tee hee. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SOME RED ACCENTS…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME I love red ‘accents when I dress in blue to black, it can be shoes, a scarf, an umbrella or back-pack… LOL a RED period! Paul took the shot, but it was my idea—> so, my shot! An English Summer’s day... Under a red umbrella, a fabulous and practical 'prop'! TAKEN in Scarborough. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME We were in Sardinia... yep it was a week of LA DOLCE VITA, lots of sun and sea and photography. Aaahh euuhhh also some good food! The sky does not have to be dramatic, I am happy to starer into the blue, LOL Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM THE WEST… OSTEND PLAGE

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 Our last free day and we take photographs in Ostend, in between the showers. This is the view of Ostend from the ‘other’ side. We stand at the Surf-Club. It is frequently windy, good weather for watersports often! In the distance the casino-Kursaal. Then the apparments with below the restaurants, shops and all things that please on a day out on the coast. Then comes the ‘Royal’ part, the villa that once belongs to the kings, and the beautiful Royal Galleries. It is April, the beach is empty… Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WE ARE SAILING...

cross the water... Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BIG MIGRATION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME Why can we not be like birds eh? LOL. Well, they do ADAPT to their environment, a big must for ‘migrants’? Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds. Many species of bird migrate. Migration carries high costs in predation and mortality, including from hunting by humans, and is driven primarily by availability of food. It occurs mainly in the northern hemisphere, where birds are funnelled on to specific routes by natural barriers such as the Mediterranean Sea or the Caribbean Sea. Have a bright day and thanx, M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA PLAGE DESERTE…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 Day 15 The rain erased almost all the footsteps on the ’new’ beach in front of the promenade in Ostend. I remember the ‘before’, when you could watch the tide come in and out, the high-water spilling over the dyke much to the amusement of the onlookers… again: memories. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA PLAGE… Bray-Dunes

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 14 We end up in France, where we have a meal and then enjoy a walk along the promenade… View towards Belgium. April and the beach is warm already. It is not the holidays, so only the few are enjoying this beautiful stretch of sand and sea. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VIEW SOUTH… Bray-Dunes

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 14 VIEW SOUTH… Bray-Dunes After our meal in the North of France, just across the border, we enjoy a walk along the promenade… April and the beach is warm already. It is not the holidays, so only the few are enjoying this beautiful stretch of sand and sea. This is the view South, towards Gravelines, Dunkirk and Calais. The industrial parts, in a bit of a haze. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BLOND DUNES of MY YOUTH...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_THINGS_THEME Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE... The cold is visible in the tonalities! Helmet or lyme grass (Ammophila arenaria), also known as dune grass, is a perennial plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is a pioneer plant that is important in the formation of dunes. The plant produces long rhizomes and where these rhizomes to come into contact with light, it creates a new shoot. To capture the sand seawall on the coast of Belgium, they planted helmet. The meter long roots of the plant search the depths of the freshwater line which is a few meters below the dune, but above the salt water in the sand. The plant protects itself against salt water through a symbiotic relationship with a special mold to its roots, which regulates water and salt supply to the plant. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Les DUNES BLONDES de MA JEUNESSE...

Helmet or lyme grass (Ammophila arenaria), also known as dune grass, is a perennial plant belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is a pioneer plant that is important in the formation of dunes. The plant produces long rhizomes and where these rhizomes to come into contact with light, it creates a new shoot. To capture the sand seawall on the coast of Belgium, they planted helmet. The meter long roots of the plant search the depths of the freshwater line which is a few meters below the dune, but above the salt water in the sand. The plant protects itself against salt water through a symbiotic relationship with a special mould to its roots, which regulates water and salt supply to the plant. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MAGDA IN THE SANDPIT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get asked so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! Just to show you the sheer size of the sandpit where I took the images of the sand... So not just another sandscape. This was taken in a huge industrial sandpit, where they deposit sand from all over, like from the dredged harbour, winning sand from wherever they can. It is brought here, managed by huge bulldozers and special cranes. When sand is needed, like for 'refreshing' beaches or 'pumping' them up after an erosive winter or constructions of any kind, the massive trucks roll in on the metal sheets, and the sand gets transported away again. You aren't really allowed in, but those guys working there knew me by now and knew I never went too close to the 'walls', they might collapse you see, no, I always used my 28-200mm lens. I always found it a fascinating place, everchanging always full of interest. Hope your day is bright and thanx for visiting, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST THE TWO OF US…

#abfav_2_together_theme I could also have called this 'Dutch Landscape' since bicycles are so much part of the Netherlands. Found these on top of a dune in Katwijk aan zee, parked, male and female, overlooking the sea, in the wind, waiting for their owners to be driven back home... Have a fun day, thanks for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WARM HUE on the DUNES…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 Like I said, any which way I turn, the light is warm on the land but not on the sea, which lies there, looking icy cold blue. A great contrast. The Nor'wester has the grasses bended forever. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

QUE SERA? WHAT WILL 2012 BRING? ... BEACH-ART...

What will 2012 bring? The eternal question... We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Lots of wind, wild seas, STUNNING light, I love walking on beaches and ALWAYS see something that strikes me as Nature's Art. Well this must have been made by a very intelligent and inquisitive sand-worm? I never move or change anything! This is again a comp in camera. I do realise that it is not to everybody's taste, it takes a certain 'eye' to appreciate these. The thing is, I do not take images for other people, not to please anyone, I take them because they touch me... Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) I have a whole collection of these, may upload some in the future? FOR MORE HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2010/09/beach-sand-and-water-art... For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TOMORROW... WE ARE SAILING!!!!!!!

PLEASE, READ THIS... MY IMAGES ARE ONLY FOR SALE FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Visiting family and friends, can't wait to see them all back. First the 6 hours drive down South for the midnight ferry to the Continent, and arriving in the early morning of the next day. Lots planned, I'll need a 'holiday' when I come back, lol. Cheers, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JUST COLOUR OUR WORLD...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This is again in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A 'golden' moment! The memories are 'colourful'! The memories, when I see this... I am back there, in the moment, the sounds, the smells... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHITBY, ALMOST BY NIGHT...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below!Whitby is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey where Caedmon, the earliest English poet, lived. We'd meandered through the North Yorshire Moors and our last stop of the day was Whitby, the sun had gone, just a golden after-glow, so very low light, I saw the coloured beach hut, I WANTED A SHOT, so: I pushed my camera. This is taken high from on the cliffs, before you enter Whitby proper. A lovely moment. Beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast! Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*)For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.ukIT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUMMERTIME... in WHITBY

Summertime, and the livin' is easy.. There is so much going on, so many fun activities and fun. Taken from the top. Whitby is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A big favourite. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE GOOD LIFE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Had friends over from the Continent, also photographers. Took them to 'as many as possible' of our favourite haunts. This is in Whitby, on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. A 'golden' moment! You see it with different... 'fresh' eyes again, the old familiar places... Time flies when you're having fun... The memories are 'colourful'! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANSWERING THE CALL...

Bridlington, a blustery afternoon, we had been photographing in the relative ‘calm’ of the harbour, when we suddenly heard a couple of very loud bangs. Fireworks? During daylight? On a normal weekday? Anyway, we rushed to our car where Pica, our Border Collie was, knowing how nervous this would make him. We’d parked on the promenade, and that’s where we saw the commotion, people running and appearing from everywhere. The whole scenario deployed in front of our eyes, the men, pulling on their yellow oilskins whilst on the move, the tractor that would pull the boat into the sea already waiting, the sky filled with screeching seagulls. It was eerie. You feel a chill in your bones, you see the turbulunt sea, you hope and pray that all will go well and they will return safely. We never found out what happened... About The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, an interesting and FUN read! The RNLI is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. The volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboats have saved more than 137,000 lives. The direct cost of launching a lifeboat is relatively small since the crew receives a few pounds expenses for a call out and the only other cost is the fuel. What keeps the costs up are the stores, station and boat maintenance and the other costs involved. There are exercises, training sessions and the relief fleet of 130 boats nation-wide these all add bit by bit to those costs. Anyone who has owned a boat will tell you that sometimes the cheapest part of the operation is the buying of the boat, after that there is always something which needs paying for. A lifeboat can seem to do nothing for weeks and then there is a flurry of activity and it earns every penny of its costs. The coxswain is in charge of the facility and is responsible for directing the safe navigation of the boat, the activities of the crew, and the performance of the missions. Skills of a qualified coxswain include navigation, piloting, boat handling, communication, search planning, and emergency procedures The men and women volunteer crews can be anyone (the butcher, the baker) and encounters with them have been known to suggest that they are very rude people. There is little which is more disconcerting than talking to someone who, in mid conversation, suddenly runs away from you.Don't worry they've probably just had a 'shout' by the maroon (a type of rocket) which would go off with an almighty bang and everyone knew what that meant: they are needed for the lifeboat; there are people in danger at sea! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FALMOUTH WORKING BOAT, St-Mawes Cornwall...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! As we arrive there, the ancient boats thunder around the Cornish waters at St Mawes, as they hosts one of the colourful Falmouth Working Boat Races. The Falmouth Estuary has long been a traditional centre for these events with each community along the waterfront The Falmouth Working boat fleets still race and have done so for over 100 years. Between the quiet yet imposing forts of Pendennis and St Mawes lie the glistening waters of the Fal Estuary. It is one of the best all-round sailing and safe cruising grounds in the world. One of St Mawes' annual highlights is the Falmouth Working Boat World Championships hosted by the village. It sees the estuary erupting in a whirl of coloured topsails as these boats, the wooden working boats from the 1870/80s, many of them antique, battle it out to be the best in their fleet. The working boats themselves are something of a legend around the Fal Estuary. A bylaw of the Fal oyster fishery - that fishing may only be done while rowing or sailing (usually under full sail, no engines!) - is largely responsible for the preservation of the fleet. It was pure magic to see them cut through the water. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEAL COATES TIN MINE… CORNWALL

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME We drove the 8 hours through the night all the way to this beautiful part of Britain, Cornwall. On the North Coast you have the Atlantic which is rough and stunning, full of history, coves and caves, piracy, smuggling, adventure and mystery… The weather was warm, well this is the ‘English Riviera’, a bit hazy, the birds were out and the land dotted with all kinds of colours due to all the blossoms and flowers, more summer than here up North where we live. Without sleep, we explored the area immediately, the adrenaline and excitement kept us awake and alert! This view was a glorious reward. St Agnes has an extremely rich mining history due to the high quality tin found in the area. The mining trail begins at the famous Wheal Coates tin mine on the cliffs near Chapel Porth and that mine goes all the way down to the sea and at high tide you can hear the waves crashing against the rocks through a grate on the floor of the ruin. This mine shaft is accessible through a large cave at the far end of Chapel Porth beach at low tide. Legend has it that Wheal Coates is haunted by the ghosts of the miners that have tragically lost their lives whilst working in its depths... Most of the mining activity was along the coast. Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LITTLE THORNWICK BAY…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME At high tide. Thornwick Bay is located on the Yorkshire Coastline on the north of Flamborough Head near Bridlington. A headland and magnificent cliffs with two bays of shingle, pebbles and flint. The large bay is Thornwick Bay and the small one, Little Thornwick Bay. This beautiful cliff top park sits on part of Flamborough Cliffs nature reserve and is home to seabird colonies nesting on its chalk cliffs, so it’s ideal for enjoying uninterrupted sea views or spotting wildlife. A great place all year round to recharge your batteries. This was in Summer, and the last of the sun that day… All had gone quiet except for some shrieking of the gulls. The beautiful north Yorkshire heritage coast... M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserve

A SUMMER'S EVE …THORNWICK Bay

(pronounced Thornick... welcome to Yorkshire, lol) Thornwick Bay derives it's name from "Thor" the God of Thunder because of the roar of the breaking waves on the rocks during a North Easterly gale which pounds the magnificent cliffs. In the winter when the winds are strong and the weather is bad, when the waves hit the rocks, foam and spray blows up the cliff and over the cafe, but thankfully most people come to visit in the Spring, Summer and Autumn months when the weather is much calmer, and people can sit on the cliff top and admire the fantastic scenery and watch the sun reflect off the brilliant white chalk cliffs which have been cleaned by the winter storms over thousands of years. The stretch of water North of the Lighthouse was named the graveyard by the skippers and crew of sailing vessels which once they had lost the safety of Bridlington Bay, and without the aids of navigation and weather forecasting which we now take for granted, were at the mercy of the angry weather, Marine charts show hundreds of wrecks all within a few miles radius of Thornwick bay. Much more information can be found in the book "Shipwrecks off the Yorkshire Coast". A great many people visit Thornwick Bay each year to enjoy wonderful cliff top walks observing the abundance of seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes etc. Flamborough Head is an official bird observatory. Scuba diving continues to be extremely popular with many organisations and clubs. Always you have the 'risk-takers' who will venture and walk the very narrow and crumbly ridge to get to the furthest point. Do you spot this one? Have a lovely day and thank you, as always, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EBB TIDE at FLAMBOROUGH'S SMUGGLER'S COVE...

It was a brilliant day, we drove to the beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast... to one of our favourite haunts, Flamborough, Smuggler's Cove... I bet you can see where it's got its name from! View On Black Smugglers cove, North Landing in Flamborough, a magical place, whenever we can were off, even though it is a 2hrs drive, winter or summer. Evening... silence... peace... tranquility, another day gone, full of fun sun and joy, the voices of the few still ther echoing from cliff to cliff. The boats are out very early in the morning, so, in the afternoon, they rest. I often spoke to some of the fishermen, young and old, know a lot more now. Will share with you as we go along, they have ONE common factor, they are ALL very proud of what they do, of their boats and maintain them well. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SMUGGLER'S COVE...

February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. So, here goes. FLAMBOROUGH, probably our favourite 'haunt', the weather and colours typical 'North-Sea'... We both grew up on the Coast (different Continents!!!), with the sea, its pleasures and its dangers. This wonderful place is on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast. You have Flamborough Head with the lighthouse, The North Landing = Smuggler's Cove, you can see where it gets its name, when the tide is out, you can get into the caves, and then, The South Landing where the Life guards have their house and boat. All within a mile from each other, three different places entirely, in the center you'll find a small village. In time you'll get to know its beauty, through the seasons ALWAYS special, its people, birds and superb views, changing with the weather, influencing the -all so important- light! The cliffs are limestone... Thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE POOL in FILEY…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME I always am very aware of the goings-on around me. We had parked the car, when I spotted this surreal image, a boy in the middle of a ‘swimming-pool’, on the edge of the majestic escape you get in Filey. This was on our way back from Flamborough. Filey, a calm North-Sea under one of the beautiful skies of North-Yorkshire, the Heritage Coast... Filey is a small town and civil parish. Historically part of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it is part of the borough of Scarborough between Scarborough and Bridlington on the North Sea coast. Although it was a fishing village, it has a large beach and became a popular tourist resort. It has an oldy-worldy feel. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAVING A GOOD TIME...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! THANX, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

READY and WAITING FOR SUMMER...

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme ... taken on the beach of the South-Bay in Scarborough. We only arrived later in the afternoon, because we prefer the evening light and there are already less people. I had seen this image from the car, quickly found a parking space and walked back along the promenade, there was a hazy sunshine and a lovely soft breeze, which made it perfect. Three fresh deck-chairs, ready for Summer... LOL, have a great w-e and thanx for all your comments and time, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PRIME VIEW...

RUNSWICK BAY. We drove through the Cleveland Hills, North-Yorkshire, the weather getting more and more ominous as we got closer to the Heritage Coast, flat light, no detail in the sky, ah well it was going to be 'an outing' of discovery and mental photography... That's how we came to this beautiful little village, the road ends just before this, I was so enthralled by what I saw, grabbed my stuff, jumped out of the car, ran towards the sea, this was my first shot. Thank you for all your kindness on my nr 500 yesterday, and as always, thanks for your visits and comments today, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EVENING SETS OVER RUNSWICK BAY...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME The South side of the bay, towards Kettleness. Runswick Bay has been inhabited since before Roman times, as burial mounds found on the moors behind the village suggest. This delightful hideaway, with its steep(VERY STEEP!!!) track down into the bay, its sheltered anchorage offering an ideal spot for fishermen, whalers and smugglers. This secluded village, which is hidden from the main road, has only a handful of permanent residents therefore providing a quieter than average retreat. We stay there awhile, till the light goes and wow are we being treated!! As always, thanks for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE ASPECTS of THE SEA...NORTH-YORKSHIRE.

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Filey, a calm North-Sea under one of the beautiful skies of North-Yorkshire. The Heritage Coast... BEST LARGE and View On Black I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON NORMANDY BEACH.... D-DAY, JUNE 6...

WHY WAS THIS DISLIKED?????????? Best viewed On Black A cold February, the mid-term break, my son Michel was 19. Our goal to drive to the Mont St Michel. In France it’s also the holidays, we arrive In Honfleur only to find everything is ‘complet'!!! We push through to Caen and arrive there around midnight. The next day, it is 7/ 8 Beaufort, with great difficulty we get into the car without losing a door. We head for the coast, this weather does not scare us, we were raised with it. Just following the flow of roads, we arrive on small coastal routes and suddenly come to this beach. It stops you in your tracks. You’ve seen the documentaries and movies, you’ve heard the stories, but it’s all a long time ago, before you were even born. Here, it confronts you, the unexpected, the wreckage, still there, sombre monuments in the sea. I remember the images, my mind fills in the horror. I just stand there, my beautiful son running freely on this beach, where so many his age fell. This lonely figure in this vast emptiness of flat sand and sea. Paul, my husband (Paul Indigo) stands next to me, grabs my hand, he understands, he’s from South Africa, grew up with a different war. His uncles were S.A. war hero pilots, his grand-father a commander in the Belgian resistance. It links all of us. I can’t help thinking, why do nations and people only pull together when things are bad? Do we forget too soon? We owe those who fought, those who fell, our freedom and our present lifestyle. This is my THANK YOU to them, my sons live and I, as a mother am fortunate enough not to have to experience the fear of that farewell. Magda, (~_~) I was invited for an exclusive interview by Debbie Slater of 500px. You can read it HERE:500px.com/blog/139/portrait-magda-indigo Hope you enjoy it? A small peep behind the camera? I do not often give them, but when I do, I go all out, LOL. Thank you Debbie and 500px. Thanking everybody who took the time to view and comment on my images over the 8 months I've uploaded on 500px. Your warm respons touches me deeply. A BIG THANK YOU ALL, M, (*_*) More HERE: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/power-of-emotion-in-imag... For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OSTEND in the DISTANT MIST…

Ostend is a sea-side resort on the Belgian Coast. Also a fishing and yachting harbour with lovely blond beaches. Something for all. This was taken miles EAST away, from the beach of De Haan. What you get is a gorgeous compression because I used a zoom-lens. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: /www.indigo2photography.com Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MOMENT in TIME…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 I love the peace of solitude, the deafening silence, when the only ‘disturbance ‘ is the sound of the shutter. I was just standing, enjoying the quick change of light, the great beauty and then… I saw this, a MUST take image, so in harmony with my soul. Sometimes, it is ’just’ THERE. All you have to , take a deep breath, look through the viewer and make nice composition... click! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PEACE at SEA…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 ‘When the sea was calm, all boats alike; showed mastership in floating’ from ‘The Tragedy of Coriolanus’ by William Shakespeare. Once again, we needed the sea. Decided to go to a favourite place in Ostend, just past the lighthouse. A place of great changes in the last couple of years. The low sun paints everything a warm hue, which seems to make the colour of the sea cooler, blue, unusual for the North Sea. I enjoy the moment intensely, feel clean and refreshed once more. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA MER...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I stood on the edge of The Great Orme, (Welsh: Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno. A REAL TREAT LARGE. I was looking out towards Ireland, the light changing constantly playing on the water, seeing the clouds race, the wind tearing at my hair, at my clothes, my eyes were watering and I loved every nano-second of it! And this went through my head: "LEISURE" What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this is, if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. By Wm. Henry Davies One of my favourite places to stand and stare... This is how it came out of the camera, NO photoshop... I used to make pastels like this... THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FIERY KISS TO THE NIGHT

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 “A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.” ― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading 3 I look into the sunset, the sky golden, the light warm, coppery edges on dune-grasses… Such a great moment of peace and tranquility… Just what we needed now. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF SUNSET-CHASERS…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 I stand in golden silence, absorbing it, I so needed this now. As the sun lowers, there is suddenly more activity. People hurrying on foot on bicycles, all come to watch the beautiful sunset. This is the ‘other’ side of Ostend, the East side, She was sunk as a blockship at Ostend during the Second Ostend Raid on 10 May 1918. The wreck was raised on 16 August 1920 and subsequently broken up. The bow section has been preserved in Ostend harbour serving as a memorial, which can be seen here. In 2008, an ambitious project was launched to improve access to the port and for coastal protection. The objectives are: to make the port of Ostend accessible for ships up to 200m and Ostend protect against a thousand-year storm. The old eastern pier was demolished and replaced by a new Oostdam. At the end of the eastern breakwater stands the new radar tower. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CYCLHOUETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Scheveningen (there's a challenge for you), in Holland, is not just a posh and popular beach-resort in Holland, it is also a harbour, for both fishing and industrial, which I always found much more interesting. To protect the lowlands from the sea, many wave-breakers, made of huge boulders, and dikes divide up the different port-entrances. Clambering over the rocks, looking for shots, I looked across, there had been a stream of people and cyclists. To my delight this is what I saw, still can't believe it. Just ONE shot, no PS, this is how it came out of the camera on neg. Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEA-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Again taken from the terrace on the 10th floor, the penthouse overlooking the sea, where we lived. I grew up on the Coast, always loved the sea... in any season, under any circumstances, cruel as she could sometimes be... It was a golden sunset, that reflected beautifully on the wet beach and the calm ebbing sea. A shrimper had been trawling the heavy net on foot for some time, his mate helping him to empty the catch after each trawl. It is a dying pass-time! They were done for the day, rolled a cigarette and had a lively chat with lots of gesticulation and pointing. Ah well, it was a good catch, for all of us. Have a good day and thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BEACH-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Typical for a summer's eve on the beach, one man, his dog and a seagull. The sun was fast dropping, the man seemed in a hurry. I was on my way home after a hectic day shooting a 10 hr wedding. I desperately needed to unwind, what better way, he? Take some more shots!!! LOL, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TREE-LHOUETTES

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme On the way back from Hawes in Wensleydale, on a blustery day, the sun is setting, I spot these lonely young trees on the top of a hill, backlit beautifully and in a golden glory-light of the first and last sun of the day... THANX, M, (*_*) Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AFTERGLOW…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 I stand and enjoy… the sky, the last elegant flight of the seagulls against the gold. I only take the one shot. Not everything in life is about photography, it is good to take in scenes and moments, without having to ‘record’ them. Something I see all over, people arrive somewhere, up the phone or camera, and gone… will they look at it at home? As an photo? And forget to look when they are there? Another sign of the times? I am so glad I have my ‘MIND’S’ camera, as a way of connecting fully with the world. I come home with so many more beautiful images than there are in the camera, LOL Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUN SETS OVER ANGLESEY...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME I photographed this from he Great Orme (Welsh: Y Gogarth or Pen y Gogarth) is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno. It was a beautiful brisk evening on the Great Orme (Y Gogarth), a high peninsula I'll show you more of later, on top of which the oldest copper mines in the world can still be seen. It is referred to as Cyngreawdr Fynydd in a poem by the 12th century poet Gwalchmai ap Meilyr. THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated,. Have a wonderful day, filled with love, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRAMA in the SKY…

Tour of Europe 04 2016 
Day 13 Each time I turn, the light changes, everything around me painted gold now. How can you ever tire of a sunset? Such glorious moments? It never ceases to affect me. Ooh how it soothes the soul and brings inner peace. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONE LAST SHOT…

DAY 1 A gold burning sky, as I take one last photo. Time to go and eat something. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience Pure joy. Tomorrow, when I wake up... I'll be way down South. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON A STORMY SUNDAY...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I enjoy each season and I'm happy with the variety they bring, While visiting one of my sons, and his little family, who lives in Holland, the beach called... After a copious meal, what better than to go out for a brisk walk, warm clothes, good boots, to fight the wind and brace the elements. I’m one of those people who just loves the beach and the sea in Wintertime! Then come home all aglow and rejuvenated, to a nice cup of hot chocolate... It also gives for many a great image and often strange colour skies. I wasn’t the only one that day near Scheveningen or Katwijk (sorry, can't remember now), but I sure enjoyed it. Hope you do too. This is the way the image came out, no manipulation. I wish a wonderful day and thanx for viewing and your time, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FILEY BAY WATERS…

Sometimes you encounter this weather phenomenon, that the sky goes dark and the whites so blindingly stark. super contract, beautiful Filey is a wholly unique, quiet and quite beautiful, small seaside town on the picturesque North Yorkshire coast. Between Bridlington and Scarborough, it is often - and to its benefit - overlooked. February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHAPEL PORTH, Crashing waves

NATURE... ... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY. CORNWALL, the small cove/beach of CHAPEL PORTH, on the North coast, Atlantic, with mysterious caves, the stuff of pirate stories... Dangerous, the water fast and furious! THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD WATERS of CORNWALL…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The Northern Coast of Cornwall, St Ives Bay, away from the town, the churning waters of the ocean beating the rocks again and again. A sea fast and furious. It looks beautiful and scary at the same time, you feel, hear and see the force of the water. Mesmerising, another where I stand and stare in fascination . Hope you have a day full of love and thanx for visiting and commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WAVE PLAY in FLAMBOROUGH…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME Taken at Flamborough, this is up North, Yorkshire, the North-Sea, but no matter, a wave is a wave is a wave, where ever... Always different and never-ending, they keep on rolling in. I love them and can sit staring at them for hours. Love the smell, the sound, the spectacle. The wind was playing with the water, the sun was playing with the colours, the gulls were playing with wind and water in the sunlight. Hope you have a lovely day and thank you for your comments, Magda, (*_*) Thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BACKWASH...

The North-Bay, at Scarborough on the beautiful Heritage Coast... AN ABSOLUTE MUST LARGE and View On Black We had missed the sea and needed our 'dose'. We had spent most of our time at the South Bay, where the fishing harbour and yacht-harbour are, the fair, the beach with the donkey-rides, the more popular part! The sea was calm there... After our meal, the sun was getting lower, drove to the North Bay... through the nebulous sea-water spray, we saw the dangerous beauty,no more beach, just rolling and crashing waves! What a roar, what a force! You could smell it, feel it, taste it, hear it, a feast for the eyes... yes, came home, ALL the senses well fulfilled! Have a great day and thank you for your time, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Wind On The Water...

Lyrics Artist(Band):Crosby, Stills, Nash (and Young) Over the years you have been hunted by the men who threw harpoons And in the long run he will kill you just to feed the pets we raise, put the flowers in your vase and make the lipstick for your face. Over the years you swam the ocean Following feelings of your own Now you are washed up on the shoreline I can see your body lie It's a shame you have to die to put the shadow on our eye Maybe we'll go Maybe we'll disappear It's not that we don't know It's just that we don't want to care. Under the bridges Over the foam Wind on the water Carry me home. I LOVE THE SEA!!! Under ALL circumstances, whether wild or calm... Another Afternoon in Scarborough, on the National Heritage Coast of Nort Yorkshire BEST Viewed On Black and LARGE Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ASPECTS of THE SEA... CAPE of GOOD HOPE

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! I LOVE THE SEA!!! Under ALL circumstances, whether wild or calm... What might here, thunderingly beautiful and somehow frightening! I grew up by and with the sea and NEVER underestimate it! This here is still the Atlantic Ocean. "Cape of Good Hope" named thus because of the great optimism engendered by the opening of a sea route to India and the East. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GHOSTLY SEA MIST COMING IN...

Sunday, Scarborough, beach, hot... We arrived and looked for a parking space, because of works we were detoured and arrived at the North Bay. It was amazing, 'ghosts' of sea mist swirling around, casting their whispy veils over rocks, sea, beach and people. View On Black We photographed it, then quickly left for the warmer South Bay...Where more amazing adventures awaited us! Have a good day, and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A LOWLY SEA-MIST SWIRLING IN...

The yacht made it safely into harbour. They hauled in their sails just after I'd taken my shot. Now I just sat there in awe, looking at the mist gradualy coming closer, even some brazen seagulls had outflown it. It was eerie, obscuring the cliffs towards the South,towards Bempton Cliffs already invisible, some of the highest, a real bird sanctuary, millions hang on there to nest and raise their young... Although I know this can be a real killer it had something magic about it... Have a good day, and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WHEN SEA FOG GOES TO TOWN...

So the incoming mist had first come from the North, then when we sat on the wall of the pier. It now also came from the East, the Norh Sea... Now Scarborough, if you look on the map has a rather 'strange' shape, Scarborough is divided into two bays - North Bay and South Bay - by the Castle Headland, a high rocky point with the ruins of the castle on top. The South Bay is the real hub where all the attractions and fun take place! I looked ahead and saw the whispy fingers creeping over the Headland and grabbing the commercial center of Scarborough on the top, touching and magically making it disappear and reappear... Still we stayed in the warmth of the sun!One of Nature's magic tricks!! Hope you I'm able to convey it to you, thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ROBIN HOOD'S BAY, SEA MIST...

Taken awhile back! We'd left Whitby because of the incoming sea mist. The light gone, not dressed for it on this otherwise lovely summer's day for the cold surprise that suddenly enveloped us, we decided to go inland to capture the sunset. The road took us passed Robin Hood's Bay. Now, on that part of the beautiful North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast, you drive along the top of the cliffs, you are high up, it was sunny again, we gave into the temptation and turned in, with Nature, you never know, maybe it was just around Whitby... You have to park your car above the village and walk down. Before we arrived there we wanted to let our dog out, I followed the white plume of his tail as he wandered off into a field full of wildflowers, nettles and brambles, to my amazement this was the scene that unfolded in front of my feasting eyes, the mist was already grabbing the church. I ran for my camera, back just in time for this. Underneath that thick blanket are the bay and the sea. By the time Paul got his gear out, that day he had decided on a Hasselblad-day + tripod... everything was covered in mist, yeah, sigh, when you miss it, you miss it! Hope your day is clear, thanx for viewing, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Robin Hood's Bay,North-Yorkshire Heritage Coast,horizontal,church, houses, fields,sky, fog, mist, rocks,colours, NIKON F4, magda indigo

WHAT'S TO DO IN SUMMER? FISHING?

Scarborough, the South Bay...a hazy Summer's day, people at the end of the pier, fishing... all very relaxed. I loved the way he had 'anchored' one of his lines in a builder's boot. Lovely but strange weather, I was in the sunshine, the sea mist was creeping in. The sun WON!!! And it created a magic mood, the low hanging mist, the sometimes hazy sun, all the ingredients to create a special moody light. On the other side, on the top of the cliffs, above the fog, the houses and hotels overlooking the South-Bay, basking in light, made this image quite unusual. NO MANIPULATION! Lead and enjoy a good life, do and say things that enrich... and do not forget to tell the people close to you, how much you love them! With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PIER-LHOUETTE…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme GOOD TIMES Scarborough, on the end of the pier, a group of young guys had gathered for a relaxing pastime, fishing. Lovely but strange weather, I was in the sunshine, the sea mist was creeping in. The sun WON!!! And it created a magic mood, the low hanging mist, the sometimes hazy sun, all the ingredients to create a special moody light. On the other side, on the top of the cliffs, above the fog, the houses and hotels overlooking the South-Bay, basking in light, made this image quite unusual. Have a 'GOOD TIMES' day and thanx for your visit, M, (*__*) FOR ALL THE LOVELY DETAIL AND THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: view LARGE and On Black For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NIGHTFISHING...

photographers used to like doing it in the dark(room)sorry... old joke... , fishermen seem to like that too, at night! These guys were well equipped... I was NOT going to disturb the fish with a flash (which I'm not keen on anyway and even with a very powerful one, it would have done little). Just me pushing the boundaries, myself AND my camera! Or maybe... how NOT to take a photograph? Lol, well I did take that one for me, I like it... glad some of you do too, get rid of the straight-jacket! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk Please RESPECT this:IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PORT of HULL…

Day 1 I will take you with on our latest adventures. Hope you enjoy as much as we did. We drive through Hull, to get to the Port where we’ll depart from on the ferry to Zeebrugge in Belgium. An 18 hrs crossing, overnight, we’ll arrive rested! The weather is glorious. Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to just Hull, is a city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies upon the River Hull at its junction with the river Humber estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HUMBER BRIDGE…

DAY 1 I love the great expanse of water, such a wide view of space, crossed by the beautiful bridge. The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, England, is a 2,220-metre (7,280 ft) single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24 June 1981. It was the longest of its type in the world for 17 years and is now the eighth-longest. It spans the Humber (the estuary formed by the rivers Trent and Ouse) between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Hessle on the north bank, connecting the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. This part of the journey is slow, The Pride of York lies in a more remote dock, and it takes a long time to get through the lock… but, it makes for a good photo opportunity, the air is balmy and people are enjoying everything, un air de vacances! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN THE SHIPPING LANE…

DAY 1 In the evening-fading light, I see other big ships ahead of us, on their way out. The whites coloured by the warmth of the sun. There’s such an air of peace, these are golden moments in my life. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I STAND, ALONE?

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY... A very personal image. This is what makes me tick, an alternative and beyond the obvious view of things, I'm not claiming it is unique, just that it is what I favour the most, my vision. Cornwall, Padstow, Easter Sunday… so many people in the narrow streets, eating and drinking, soaking up the local atmosphere, the warmth of the sun. Me, I’m not too fond of crowds (I guess not many photographers are?), had been walking the different quays, taking a few photos as souvenirs, I knew that Padstow, also being a fishing harbour had to have another side to it. As I eventually came to it, of course it was prohibited to the public… I defied the law, broke it and walked on, that’s where the good stuff was, a few fishermen looked at me a bit suspiciously, but nothing a smile couldn’t fix, hihi. I know most of you will not 'see' what I see in it, it is 'more' to me, but that's ok, photography is a personal matter, I have to love it in the first place, in my 'free' photography I take images for myself, images that will mean something to me! And if others like it... well, that is a bonus! I found myself standing on the edge of the quay, above a dredger, looking down at the sand in the hull, I looked up, the shadow of a huge crane behind me, light... shadow, colour, composition...photography... Have a wonderful day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

STAIR-LHOUETTE...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Shadow on the wall. Always something to be photographed in the old fishing village in Cornwall. When there is light… there is shadow, there is photography… at any time of the day, LOL. Steep stairs, an old railing and this is the result! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RED SKY AT NIGHT...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme CONSTANTINE BAY, Cornwall. This is the first part of the weather-lore rhyme: Red sky at night; shepherd's delight, Red sky in the morning; shepherd's warning... The 'red sky at night' rhyme is more than an old wives' tale though and has some meteorological foundation - in England at least. Sometimes the phrase involves sailors rather than shepherds - both have a more than usual interest in the weather! The end of a beautiful day, saturated with fresh air, warm sun, visual joy and lots of good photography. We had to drive fast from Padstow to get the sun in the right place, we were 'the original sunset-chasers', tee hee. We made it in time, of course I have the 'by the second' disappearance of the sun into the sea, however it was the other beauty surrounding it that interested me most! Like this afterglow, that panoply of stunning colours. I hadn't bothered to bring my tripod, just found myself a spot to sit, rested my elbows on my knees and held my breath... THANX FOR VIEWING, as ALWAYS, much appreciated. I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HOME SWEET HOME…

DAY 10 We are safely back home. We came in at 4 this morning, tired and satisfied. It was a real sentimental and photographic journey. I love ‘going’ and I also love ‘returning’, like I said, the temperatures were what most people dream of for their holidays, warm, dry, blue skies… euuhh, not me… I prefer not too hot, sun in and out, some interesting white fluff in the blue. LOL Especially in a city like Brugge, where streets are narrow and the old stone walls retain and radiate the heat! But apart from that, it was fabulous, met family and friends, spent some lovely time together, good food, great memories. I wish you all the very best and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, likes and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COMINGS AND GOINGS @SCHIPHOL...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! Plane delayed for one hour, due to heavy snow and frost back home, they had to de-ice everything... I'd already passed all the checks and controls, so, just the looooooong terminal H, a 'tunnel' divided by a glass wall, on the one side arrivals, my side the departures. People coming and going, going and coming. It was the perfect moment to experiment some with my new present, the Nikon Coolpix P1. I was not won over yet, still prefered my trusted Nikon F4 and film, however, it is so much easier and silent to take shots of people without them being aware... you see the result, and can wait for the next group, the next decisive moment... That was when I was still only shooting with film on my super Nikons F4!... now it is ONLY digital, except when the client demands otherwise, and some do! Have a super day and thanx for visiting, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPARE TIME @SCHIPHOL

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! This IS the link to a live and exclusive interview!!! I get so many questions every day, I thought it might be a good idea, so here goes: Best view it Large, in HD, AND it is 17 minutes!!!! Sit back and ENJOY. www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u1aOqA4KdM For those who viewed it already, thank you for your feedback, lovely! Taken when I was still only shooting with film on my super Nikons F4! A GRAPHIC image. One of the many new terminals at Schiphol, the Amsterdam airport where there were again huge works to expand even more, I took this through the window of the terminal I was leaving from. It was early morning and I liked muted colours and the soft light on the rigidity of the lines. I could have called it 'Jaws'? Paul had given me a new (digital) cam as an ‘early Birthday’ present, the Nikon Coolpix P1 and a storm-course on the day before I left, yeah, Mr. Niceguy... He was 'determined' to pull me into the digital era, I was still reluctant, because the results from film and c-prints were still superior! Have a great day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELCOMING US…

Thursday 16th March 2017. DAY 1 we pass the yachting harbour of Hull and it is a very jolly sight with all the international flags. It is an IMPORTANT day today, the start of the negotiations LEAVING the EU. Will ALWAYS be part of Europe! Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE FUNNEL of OUR FERRY…

DAY 1 The P&O logo is colourful and attractive. At the dock where our ferry , the Pride of York, awaits. The sun shines through, an amount of wind, a promising start, lol Soon to board now.T hanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LES OMBRELLES des AMOUREUX...

#abfav_2_together_theme Sunday, Scarborough, beach, hot... Two young lovers lying amongst the crowds. Hidden a little behind these colourful 'parasols'. Such an attractive accent. It was not easy to find the right angle, to 'isolate' them, to leave the couple their privacy, but after some patience (a BIG virtue in a photographer!LOL), I got what I wanted. Have a colourful day and thank you, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MORE SPANISH FISHING NETWORK...

Wherever we go in the world, it is especially the sea that attracts us most. We're always drawn to the harbour, not to admire the big luxury yachts, no, the fishing harbour, the working boats, the people, the different methods they use. The netting depends obviously on the type of catch they fish for. The majority of rigged nets are made to order, allowing fishermen to have exactly the right net for their needs. Here, in England and the North, the size of the mesh is often bigger than what we saw here in Spain. I fell in love with this scene when I saw it! The colours, aahh, everything! Of course I took a whole selection, this is only one of them… thanx for all your words, time, comments and faves. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) And for more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com PLEASE RESPECT THIS: IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SO LOVINGLY RESTORED and MAINTAINED...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme When two photographers are at the same scene... two different views! Pickering, North-Yorkshire... Most of the passengers may not realise how reliant upon volunteers the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is. With the magnificent steam engines, beautiful rural stations and smartly uniformed staff, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is like taking a step back in time. From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It’s also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside in Whitby. You know by now that I am a 'purist? Prefer proper pure photography! For years people researched and battled to create the SHARPEST GLASS!!! And now, I see ALL TOO MANY 'BLUR' filters???????? LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work , VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RAN OUT of STEAM?

The steam train was late, I'd been told: 'no luv, not t'day anymore'. I photographed some details, and took some portraits of people 'manning' the old station, They are mostly volunteers that keep it running. Pickering station is the southern terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (restored to 1937 heritage status condition!). From it you can travel for 18 miles to Goathland through the most beautiful scenic moorland country and even on into Whitby, on the Yorkshire Coast. From the smoke and steam pouring from the engines to the cosy wood-panelled carriages and friendly conductor service, the railway is both lovingly preserved and charmingly authentic. It ís also the perfect starting point for a day out, whether you’re travelling between the rugged Yorkshire villages, hiking on the wind swept moors or spending a day by the seaside... magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/09/meditation-on-subject-of... With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BELGIUM welcomes A NEW KING...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! On this, the National Day in Belgium, the previous King Albert, abdicated in favour of his son, King Philippe. Long Live The King! This image was taken in Brussels, it is the iconic Atomium with the tricolour, black, yellow and red, flying proudly on top. The Atomium was originally constructed for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn with interiors by architects André and Jean Polak, it stands 102 m (335 ft) tall. Its nine 18 m (59 ft) diameter stainless steel clad spheres are connected so that the whole forms the shape of a unit cell of an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times.Tubes connect the spheres along the 12 edges of the cube and all eight vertices to the centre. They enclose escalators and a lift to allow access to the five habitable spheres which contain exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels' With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A SALUTE HELLO…

DAY 2 After our meal, we go back on deck, we sit on a bench and watch the stars, trying to work out what the lights are in the distance, on shore. The air is still mild. We do get some sleep, but is is quite warm in the cabin even with the airco. Hey, we are on holiday! And in the morning, we eat breakfast, at a window, passing all the windfarms. More activity on the water now, the odd sailing boat in the distance. I’m afraid you will have to use your imagination here, because, I decided: no camera, lol. Eventually we sail into the harbour of Zeebrugge. Again industrial, we are greeted by these huge cranes, HELLO and WELCOME to BELGIUM. 10 0’clock and already IT IS HOT!!! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNIQUE View…

#abfav_2_together_theme Only from a driving car! I remember this being built! The Van Brienenoord Bridge is an arch bridge for car traffic over the river Nieuwe Maas, which is a major distributary of the river Rhine. The bridge is located at the east side of Rotterdam. The bridge consists of two almost identical arches laying parallel next to each other, followed by three bascule bridges. Every day over 250,000 vehicles cross the Van Brienenoord Bridge, which is part of the A16 highway, the most busy road in the Netherlands. Bicycles can use the bridges to cross the Nieuwe Maas river. The Van Brienenoord Bridge is 1320 metres long and ships of 24 metres and lower can pass through underneath it. The eastern (287,5 m long) arch was built in 1965, the western (305 m long and slightly broader) one followed in 1990. An average of 140.000 ships pass the bridge every year. Approximately 500 of these ships require the bridge to be opened, a process which takes 18 minutes. Suspending road traffic and opening the bridge takes 4 minutes, letting the ship pass takes 10 minutes, and closing the bridge requires an additional 4 minutes. During this time, road traffic is blocked by boom barriers. As of November 2005, the bridge is no longer controlled locally but from the nearby city of Rhoon, where the region's Road Traffic Control is located. A request to open the bridge for shipping needs to be made at the harbour authorities at least three hours in advance. Thanx for your visits and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN OUR HOME, THE KITCHEN...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME One corner of our kitchen. Yes where I can be another kind of creative... with foods, herbs, oils and vinegars... colours are again important, but mainly the combination... what goes well together, what lifts the other. another everyday outlet. Thank you, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

THROUGH DUTCH WINDOW...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme FULL MOON? LOL, as a visual person... I do spot some strange scenes? FUN! In Holland. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BACK IN TIME...

In the Negev Desert, which is a stone desert in Southern Israel, you have a area with different coloured canyons, the Pink canyon, the Red canyon, the White canyon, some of them in Timna, where you also find the ruins of the place where King Solomon had his copper mines. It is an awesome place, hot and silent, with some of the strangest rock-formations I ever photographed. It was quite a climb down, with all our equipment, it was out of season, we were by ourselves and one evening, the sun, as usual, dropped down quickly, taking with it the warmth, we had waited for the sweet light and on our return almost got lost. It is a fabulous environment, bright light and deep shadows, again what hits me is the absolute silence, the beauty and the sense of the deeper you go, the more you go back in time, a feeling of eternity came over me... From jagged, dark granite to the softer coloured sandstone and limestone, these distinctions offer a delightful picture of the desert terrain. Have a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPANISH PAINTING…

#abfav_favourite_street_activity_theme As we drive off to further explore, I spot a high-rise building being painted ‘a la Español…’. I’m grinning ear to ear. That’s the stuff I’m after! Have a good day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA PUERTA…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Walking through Morro Jable, in Fuerteventura, I discovered this lovely scene in a back street, again the great Artistry and detail in simple things, very Southern... Wishing you a rich day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUN-BLEACHED in CRETE...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme a regular scene on this beautiful Greek island... they love their blue! THANk you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REFRACTED REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Windows are interesting… you can look in and you can look out. They reflect their environment… looking up is a good thing,LOL. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

urban refractions

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME URBAN REFRACTIONS… And reflections in Liverpool. Waiting at the traffic lights... the corner building had a rounded mirror-glass facade, I loved what I saw, grabbed my camera... the lights changed to green... onto the next... I get a kick out of this type of challenge, only ONE chance, you either got it spot on, that is mainly the comp, or it's a complete flop, that is ; MOVING….. unsharp Yes, hit and miss stuff, but fun! This was done on FILM!!! Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON THE FERRY, PORTHOLES…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme ... on the ferry home, fortunate to end up sitting at a porthole with our meal, looking at the French coastline getting further and further away. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PATIO DE LOS ARRAYANES in THE NASRID PALACES, ALHAMBRA, GRANADA

MORE REFLECTIONS for today... Alhambra, the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra, is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. WELL WORTH A VISIT!!! Order your tickets before hand or you might not get in! It is extremely popular. The access to the beautiful and exotic Nasrid Palaces is different from the rest of the monument, because it is strictly limited to the half- hour indicated on the ticket due the restrictions on maximum capacity in this area (300 people). This is inside, Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) and is also called the Patio de la Alberca (from Arabic "Birka" meaning pool). Photographing is difficult because of the crowds... But, if, like me, one of your virtues is 'patience' (NOT!)... people move on with their guides and staying behind a little could pay off, like it did for me. Don't be fooled by the emptiness! LOL. A week-in-life-of-photographer-in-spain With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Portico and pool of the early 14th-century Partal, in the Alta Alhambra of the complex.

The Alhambra, the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra, and the Generalife were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It ia a palace and fortress complex in Muslim Architecture. The places open for public visits are divided into four areas: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Partal and Generalife. Alhambra, Granada, Spain. HERE is: The portico, with its five arches, overlooks a large pool in the centre of the garden. Behind the portico is the main room, located inside the tower known as Las Damas. WELL WORTH A VISIT!!! Order your tickets before hand or you might not get in! It is extremely popular. The access to the beautiful and exotic Nasrid Palaces is different from the rest of the monument, because it is strictly limited to the half- hour indicated on the ticket due the restrictions on maximum capacity in this area (300 people). This is inside, Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) and is also called the Patio de la Alberca (from Arabic "Birka" meaning pool). Photographing is difficult because of the crowds... But, if, like me, one of your virtues is 'patience' (NOT!)... people move on with their guides and staying behind a little could pay off, like it did for me. Don't be fooled by the emptiness! LOL. A week-in-life-of-photographer-in-spain With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALHAMBRA, GRANADA, SPAIN…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME Portico and pool of the early 14th-century Partal... The Alhambra, the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra, and the Generalife were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. It ia a palace and fortress complex in Muslim Architecture. The places open for public visits are divided into four areas: Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces, Partal and Generalife. Alhambra, Granada, Spain. HERE is: The portico, with its five arches, overlooks a large pool in the centre of the garden. Behind the portico is the main room, located inside the tower known as Las Damas. WELL WORTH A VISIT!!! Order your tickets before hand or you might not get in! It is extremely popular. The access to the beautiful and exotic Nasrid Palaces is different from the rest of the monument, because it is strictly limited to the half- hour indicated on the ticket due the restrictions on maximum capacity in this area (300 people). This is inside, Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) and is also called the Patio de la Alberca (from Arabic "Birka" meaning pool). Photographing is difficult because of the crowds... But, if, like me, one of your virtues is 'patience' (NOT!)... people move on with their guides and staying behind a little could pay off, like it did for me. Don't be fooled by the emptiness! LOL. A week-in-life-of-photographer-in-spain With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PATIO DE LOS ARRAYANES in THE NASRID PALACES, ALHAMBRA, GRANADA II

LAST REFLECTIONS for today... Alhambra, the complete form of which was Calat Alhambra, is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. WELL WORTH A VISIT!!! Order your tickets before hand or you might not get in! It is extremely popular. The access to the beautiful and exotic Nasrid Palaces is different from the rest of the monument, because it is strictly limited to the half- hour indicated on the ticket due the restrictions on maximum capacity in this area (300 people). This is inside, Patio de los Arrayanes (Court of the Myrtles) and is also called the Patio de la Alberca (from Arabic "Birka" meaning pool). Photographing is difficult because of the crowds... But, if, like me, one of your virtues is 'patience' (NOT!)... people move on with their guides and staying behind a little could pay off, like it did for me. Don't be fooled by the emptiness! LOL. A week-in-life-of-photographer-in-spain With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DE CHIRICO WITH...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! It is ALWAYS the same guy who appears in my photos... no matter where I go! LOL Faro-de-la-punta-de-Jandia The Southern point of Fuerteventura, the lighthouse,well the surrounding buildings... silent... empty, so reminded me of a De Cherico (a Greek-Italian painter)... I love the way the sun was just catching the 'water-spouts'... Thank you,M, (*_*) magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/one-hour-in-life-of-phot... For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

DE CHIRICO WITHOUT...

AND NOW, for SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! Faro-de-la-punta-de-Jandia The Southern point of Fuerteventura, the lighthouse,well the surrounding buildings... silent... empty, so reminded me of a De Cherico (a Greek-Italian painter)... I love the way the sun was just catching the 'water-spouts' Thank you,M, (*_*) magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2007/04/one-hour-in-life-of-phot... For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LE MONT St MICHEL...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Perched on a 264 feet high rock formation sits Mont St. Michel. During the seasons' highest tides the abbey is surrounded by water. During low tide the flats provide food for the world's only herd of salt water plant eating sheep (Les agneaux des prés salés), the meat tastes salty. Mont St. Michel's tides can rush in at incredible speeds.The tides in the area shift quickly, and has been described by Victor Hugo as ‡ la vitesse d'un cheval au galop, "as swiftly as a galloping horse." The tide actually comes in at 1 meter per second. Popularly nicknamed "St. Michael in Peril of the Sea" by medieval pilgrims making their way across the tidal flats, the mount can still pose dangers for visitors who avoid the causeway and attempt the hazardous walk across the sands from the neighbouring coast. The dangers from the tides and quick sands continue to claim lives. Mont Saint Michel is a small rocky island about 1 km from the north coast of France at the mouth of the Couesnon River in Normandy. The mount is best known for the medieval Benedictine Abbey and steepled church that occupies most of the 1km-diameter clump of rocks jutting out of the waters of the English Channel. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REFLECTIONS of THE GRAND in SCARBOROUGH

The Grand Hotel in Scarborough is an astonishing building overlooking the harbour and South Bay. I photographed it with these beautiful reflections on the beach, just after the place is undergoing a 7 million pound refurbishment. Originally constructed in 1863, it was one of Europe's first purpose-built hotels, with a design based on time; 4 towers - the 4 seasons, 12 floors - the months, 52 chimneys for the weeks and 365 bedrooms for the days of the year! It is a beautiful example of grand Victorian architecture and totally dominates its surroundings. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. Have a grand day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HONFLEUR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME LE-VIEUX-BASSIN-Quay St Etienne The port, le Vieux Bassin is bordered on three sides by buildings of two distinct styles; large stone houses on the South side (Quai Saint-Etienne) and high and narrow wooden houses to the North (Quai Sainte Catherine). Both are named after the churches that stand on their grounds. Here you see the EGLISE St ETIENNE, dating from the 14th century, making it the oldest church in the town. THANX, M, (*_*) Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com

HONFLEUR REFLECTIONS ...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME REFLECTIONS of the Quai St Etienne in le Vieux Bassin, Honfleur The light was fabulous, it is renowned for it, painters, photographers LOVE it, it started off the Impressionist movement. You see the reflection of the stone houses typical for that side of the dock, the spire is of the Eglise St Etienne, the oldest church, now a maritime museum. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOOD MORNING OSTEND...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Excerpt nr 16 from ‘A special night’, a story that I wrote about a night that Paul and I did a reportage on SHRIMPING. As we passed the two pier heads, a greeting was shouted over the radio. Alongside the main pier, a line of waiting sailing boats. Full of well rested people, looking forward to a day at sea, the guests waving, the crew sorting out ropes and sails. Looking behind us, I saw the perfect wake. Soon we were where we had started. Danny and Sylvain helped us up the quay with all our gear. Their boat ship shape, ready for the next evening, their catch neatly stacked for the auction. We thanked them and said good-bye. Sylvain adjusted a few last details, happily chewing his small cigar. Danny climbed back up and awkwardly put two plastic bags next to us. Shrugging his shoulders, he indicated this was for us. I saw the shiny prawns, the other bag filled with Dover sole! I immediately offered to pay, but he wouldn't hear of it. This was our share! Amazingly I saw Paul changing back to normal as soon as he set foot on Terra ferma. Me, I was swaying, my legs trembling. I had the sea in my legs! The earth was moving, I felt drunk after this cocktail of excitement, beauty, adventure and no sleep. As we drove off, we looked back, it was 7.20. The sea was getting ready for its next set of visitors, it seemed. The town was also waking up and preening itself in the sunshine, the council cleaners spraying and cleaning the streets. Shopkeepers putting their wares out, looking hopefully at the clement skies. I stopped the car at a baker; the smell of fresh bread tickled my nostrils and teased my now very hungry stomach. I ordered fresh rolls and when I picked up the bag, it was warm. We rushed home. Changed and refreshed we sipped our breakfast coffee. It tasted better than ever. We had so much to talk about, all these deep emotions that we had experienced. Around 9 o'clock, we decided to try and get some sleep. Of course we were overtired, so we had the giggles about silly things, gently laughing ourselves to sleep. My last memory is whispering to Paul, that I would never complain about the price of shrimps and fish again, having experienced first hand, and in summer, what a tough job these people have. I tried to imagine what it must be like in the cold and during the winter storms and bzzzzzzzz... So, that's it, hope you've enjoyed it. http://magdaindigo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/a-special-night-shrimping.html A story in THREE parts Thank you for your reactions, have a great day, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICONIC CAPE TOWN ...

ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME This is a view taken from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town's working harbour and South Africa's most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. Prince Alfred, second son of Queen Victoria, began construction of the harbour in 1860. The first basin was named after himself, the second after his mother, hence the name. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development is a renewal project that incorporates much of the historic harbour infrastructure. Table Mountain has its own cloud cover (the Tablecloth), forming rapidly when the wind is in the southeast and is mainly responsible for the lush plateau vegetation. Albeit marvellous, the truth is less fantastical. Table Mountain’s ‘tablecloth’ is nothing more than an orographic cloud formation (clouds that develop in response to the forced lifting of air by the earth’s topography). As a south-easterly wind blowing up the mountain slopes meets colder air at higher altitude, condensation takes place and a thick mist soon coats the top-most regions of the mountain. As the cloud cover pours over the side of the mountain, the process is reversed. Clouds encounter warmer air layers lower down, where the moisture evaporates, making the clouds disappear. Despite its undeniable beauty, the tablecloth can be dangerous to unwary hikers. The cloud often descends rapidly, obscuring visibility and posing a threat to hikers unfamiliar with the mountain. Have a great day and as always, THANKS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HUMBER BRIDGE...

Thursday 16th March 2017. One, on the road. So, the long awaited day is here, we leave for the Continent. Great anticipation! We drive to Hull in the afternoon, for the overnight-ferry to Zeebrugge in Belgium. Our days are fully booked already with friends old and new. At some point, the road goes under the famous Humber bridge, as you see here. Come along for the ride? Enjoy. Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILENT NIGHT… OROSEI

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Silence falls over Orosei, Sardinia, at last around 11 at night it gets a bit cooler. We sit on the terrace, going over our day again and plans for tomorrow. This view makes me think of Christmas, of all things... aahhh well, silent night, only the song of crickets… good night... I love night- photography, but then... I am a night-person! LOL Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NO SHADOW WITHOUT LIGHT…

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Have you noticed that for each atrocity the good comes out in so many. I want to remain positive! These are the Royal Galleries in Ostend Belgium. So many memories there. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

LATE EVENING... EARLY NIGHT...

One from the 'archives', the days of film!
Not often do you have such calm weather and waters along North-Sea Coasts. View On Black
I don't know about you, but me I can become so engrossed in the image-taking. I forget time and of course, your eyes gradually adapt to the darkness that stealthily creeps up on you... the sun long gone, the merest of afterglows, a beautiful silence descended, the sea released her typical fragrances, accentuated by the cooling of the night, iodine, salt, fish, tar and oil...
The mirror of the Hasselblad (camera) making its heavenly unique 'KLAK' as I took this 'last' neg, pushing it!
One of the old favourite 'hunting-grounds' was the main industrial harbour of Ostend, in Flanders, Belgium.
Once a thriving fishing harbour, it is now a ‘skeleton’ of what it once was…
This was an image I'd had on my 'list' for quite some time and it all fell into place, AND... I'D BROUGHT MY TRIPOD!!! Huraaaayyyy! (It's for studio, don't like lagging it with me, love to 'travel' light, LOL!)
Well what do you expect with a Hasselblad, hmmm, just look at that quality, no wonder I still have clients who INSIST!
Lens 80mm/Zeiss.
Film Fuji
Tripod(for once that I used it) Manfrotto.
(*_~)
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HOME AGAIN...

Had a beautiful week, with beautiful people, the images will speak for themselves in the coming weeks! Replenished and recharged with all things good! Hope you are all well and also had a good week? This was the moment we embarked last night, the 2hr crossing from Dunkirk to Dover, and after that, our 7hr drive home, through the night! LOL Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOING HOME…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME on Facebook https://youtu.be/FfFKM3_Ay8g Bryn Terfel sings Going Home by A Dvořák. We have a very pleasant crossing, and are once more safe in the arms of the port of Dover. Now all that is left is the long drive home. through the night. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BACK IN THE UK...

HOME. Always nice to go and good to come home! Came in during the night after a long and enjoyable journey, the night makes travelling special, different. From the Ferry this is what we saw on top of the cliffs. We still had a 6 hour drive ahead. So, here we are, tired, content and replete. Hope all is well with all, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

FOR FRANCE's NATIONAL DAY...

Étretat by night... La Falaise d'Amont We drove to Étretat, in Normandy. There's an 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Étretat, in upper Normandy, mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French coast resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of La Côte d'Albâtre (the Alabaster Coast). Around Fécamp it also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) filled with the flavour of salty air and the shrieks of aerobatic gliding gulls. This part of France, called Le Pays de Caux (chaux=chalk), attracted many a famous painter and writer, like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett, in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists namely Courbet and Monet, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. The poet Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood in Étretat . Although Alabaster seems to be the most appropriate name because of the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination reveals black and ochre flint, also salty rust...as you see here! From the low nestled town and beach, you can see two natural arches and the pointed "needle", they are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. Étretat is a very pretty little place. As soon as you step onto the chingle beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side, to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. From the windswept top you can see further cliffs, it was at times somewhat hazy. The Falaise d'Amont is on its eastern side – which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean – are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle (ahem, STEEP) footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame, from where you have a spectacular view. In the evening, after a meal, we were treated with a fabulous sunset and the lighting on The Door and Needle of La Falaise d'Amont... View On proper Black With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AND ANOTHER ASPECT of THE SEA... ÉTRETAT, NORMAND

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Étretat by night with sunset from promenade We drove to Étretat, in Normandy. There's an 80-mile stretch of sheer cliffs between Dieppe and Étretat, in upper Normandy, mirrored by those of the English coast of Dover, pointing to their shared geological origin, no other section of the French coast resembles the unique breathtaking seascape of La Côte d'Albâtre (the Alabaster Coast). Around Fécamp it also goes by the poetic name of le Pays des Hautes Falaises (high cliff country) filled with the flavour of salty air and the shrieks of aerobatic gliding gulls. This part of France, called Le Pays de Caux (chaux=chalk), attracted many a famous painter and writer, like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Beckett, in the 19th century, especially the Impressionists namely Courbet and Monet, who were captivated by its ever-changing light. The poet Guy de Maupassant spent most of his childhood in Étretat . Although Alabaster seems to be the most appropriate name because of the chalky whiteness of the cliffs, closer examination reveals black and ochre flint, also salty rust... (see previous) From the low nestled town and beach, you can see two natural arches and the pointed "needle", they are the Porte d'Aval, and the Porte d'Amont. Étretat is a very pretty little place. As soon as you step onto the chingle beach you'll see the cliff formations to either side. To the west, on the Falaise d'Aval, a straightforward if precarious walk leads up the crumbling side of the cliff, with lush lawns and pastures to the inland side, to the point where the turf abruptly stops, occasionally ripped by the latest fall of cliff. The Falaise d'Amont is on its eastern side – which Maupassant compared to an elephant dipping its trunk into the ocean – are what stick in the memory. The cliff itself presents an idyllic rural scene, with a gentle (ahem, STEEP) footpath winding up the green hillside to the little chapel of Notre-Dame, from where you have a spectacular view. In the evening, after a meal, we were treated with a fabulous sunset and the lighting on The Door and Needle of La Falaise d'Amont... taken from the promenade. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE QUARRIES of OROSEI...

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME At last we get to the 'heart' of the matter? There is some activity and a dusty place to leave the car. I climb up for a better view. The massive machines look like mini toys! THIS IS a closer take, you can see what I mean! The marble quarry in Orosei, Sardinia. The sheer scale of the quarry is breath taking. This 50,000 m2 site produces 60,000 tons per year of the finest beige marble in Italy. Workers use diamond wire saws to make the vertical cuts in the marble blocks and chain cutters are used for horizontal cuts. Hope this brings a bit of joy again, have a good day and thanx for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE ROCKS WITH...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! This is at the most northern point of the Northern Bay, Scalby mills. There is a small inlout (outlet?) by the sea, where this lady gave her dogs free reign, they loved the water!!! Geologically, this area of north-east Yorkshire is among the most interesting in the country. There are few areas in which the complete sequence of strata throughout a whole era can be studied so thoroughly. The entire Jurassic series from lower lias in the north to the cretaceous in the south is to be found around Scarborough. These rocks are beautiful and huge, on the right is the North Sea on the left a small stream with sweet water coming off the high cliffs, because of this ‘mix’ there’s an interesting array of fauna and flora. We just discovered it and I was delightfully surprised by all the stunning colours so well highlighted by the gorgeous light. Have a superb day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

THE ROCKS WITHOUT...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME, VIA THE WEBSITE! This is at the most northern point of the Northern Bay, Scalby Mills. Geologically, this area of north-east Yorkshire is among the most interesting in the country. There are few areas in which the complete sequence of strata throughout a whole era can be studied so thoroughly. The entire Jurassic series from lower lias in the north to the cretaceous in the south is to be found around Scarborough. These rocks are beautiful and huge, on the right is the North Sea on the left a small stream with sweet water coming off the high cliffs, because of this ‘mix’ there’s an interesting array of fauna and flora. We just discovered it and I was delightfully surprised by all the stunning colours so well highlighted by the gorgeous light. Have a superb day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://magdaindigo.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY images or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. If you do, without accreditation, it is STEALING © All rights reserved

Sand Water Art...

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME On a beach in Cornwall. I see things forever, my imagination in overdrive... I could happily spend a whole afternoon, gazing at the patterns, made by the wind, drawing the water over the sand in ever-changing fantasies, hope you enjoy them too. I moved on to where the delta had formed, the water flowing in different directions, making more and more patterns, I saw the blue reflection of the sky and all the lovely tones that got created in both sand and water, all I had to be careful of now the whole time was not to have my own shadow in the picture, so I was turning around a lot, also to get the right angle, you know I love to make my comp in camera. Have a sunny day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELSH GOLD ...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ An Autumn Sunday in North-Wales. Little winding roads amongst the golden birches, up towards Mount Snowdon, this river surprised me with its golden colours, the limpid water ice cold and wild. Wales, with its dramatic scenery, is steeped in mystery and romance. Its majestic heather-clad hills cut by cascading waterfalls, and mountain streams rushing through gladed valleys are both the places of legends and of history running back into the mists of time. Yet, beneath the quartzite surface of this jewelled landscape, there is another treasure, as valuable as it is beautiful – Welsh gold. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WELSH GOLD...

AB FAV 2 for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ or GOLDEN HANDSHAKE? LOL North Wales, Autumn, on a drive across the National Park at the foot of Mount Snowdon, discovered this small river. The rock looks like a giant hand trying to hold or catch the wateror hold on to his gold... Maybe a giant fell? Isn't imagination a wonderful gift? I wish you all a golden day and thanx for visiting, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

COLOURS OF AYSGARTH FALLS…

#ABFAV_WATER_THEME These Falls are in the North Yorkshire national park 'The Yorkshire Dales'. Aysgarth is best known for its breathtaking triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure on its descent to mid-Wensleydale. They are very popular and spectacular, can also be very dangerous when it's been raining a lot and the water comes gushing down the surrounding mountains and hills. They have been photographed to death, so I wanted something different... I was extremely attracted and fascinated by the colours, the indigo and amber, the chaud/froid and also the force of the water. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON BLUE WATER… NENUPHAR

The little winding road takes us to the Ostend-Brugge Canal, this canal flows partially in the historical bed of the Ieperlee . In the period 1618 - 1623 this old sea-gully was deepened and from Plassendale connected to the sea. From then on you could sail from Ostend via Brugge, to the interior of Ghent. The blue sky colours the water blue, and right next to a bridge over the canal, a patch of Nénuphars. Water lilies, specifically the European white water lily (Nymphaea alba). From Medieval Latin nenuphar, from Arabic nīnūfar. Monet would have put up his easel there, me… I lifted my camera to my eye. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GOLDEN EARS...

These grasses became golden in the sunset. The air pregnant with promise of Summer. Belgium. Most people had gone home. The silence was music to my ears, never a complete silence, a hum, a flutter, a good-night call, the wind... A beautiful moment where day ends in glory, already embracing the incoming darkness for a well-earned rest. I was nominated by Jo Boey to participate in the 7 nature photography challenge. Thank you Jo, I enjoyed it very much, hope you did too? That 'sweet' backlight that caresses everything in beauty, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AMONGST THE FIELDS OF BARLEY...

"You'll remember me, when the west wind moves Among the fields of barley You can tell the sun in it's jealous sky When we walked in fields of gold..." lyrics by Sting. Not all quite ripe yet... but beautiful, always, swaying wavingly in the easy breeze. When the golden fields get harvested... on the side or a corner, there is always a bit that 'escapes' the blades... interesting for an image-maker! View On proper Black, you won't regret it! Have a sunny day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HAY, HAY, HAY...

THE START of our adventures in FRANCE. 1. We have our basis in Flanders, the ‘FLAT COUNTRY’ when we go to visit the Continent… Mostly we stay for 8/10 days. It is a mad rush from family to friends… doing our lovely round, it is NEVER enough, so that Summer we decided on 18 days, and the promise that we would have not just a ‘visit’ but also a proper holiday. France was the chosen destination, we were going to visit Burgundy, however, the weather was very hot, so we changed our plans and headed for Normandy and Brittany, the ‘cooler’ Coast. In half an hour we drove across the border into the North of France, French Flanders, Already the landscape started to change, hills beginning to roll… Everywhere the fields had been ‘shaved’, the bales waiting to be collected, scattered over the golden fields… I spotted this, probably owned by a more ‘meticulous’ farmer?TREAT YOURSELF,View On proper Black For the whole story: magdaindigo.blogspot.com/2009/09/start-of-our-adventures-... THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LATE-SUMMER LIGHT on the LAND...

AB FAV… ABsolute FAVourites... I WILL UPLOAD A PERSONAL FAVE OF MINE EVERY DAY NOW, an image that I am particularly proud of, why don't you join me? ONLY THE BEST? Copy the top text? Just put AB FAV? We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Very windy, wild seas, soft rolling hills, spent after Summer, the leaning trees formed by the ever-present wind, STUNNING light... Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST of the SUMMER LIGHT...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! We were on the North Sea Coast in The North East of England, Northumberland. Very windy, wild seas, soft rolling hills, spent after Summer, the leaning trees formed by the ever-present wind, STUNNING light... Thanx for your time and comments, greatly appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

I WAS THE SCARECROW...

Tee hee, lol???? Driving through the beautiful North-Yorkshire country-side this time of the year, good light, golden fields, end of Summer, the hay-bales, the harvest... Stopped, I walked onto the field through the inviting gate and scared all the crows away from their feeding frenzy on all the 'fallen' grain! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SUMMER-RECOLTE...

Driving through the beautiful North-Yorkshire country-side, past Pickering, where we had a great shoot at the old authentic station (to come). At this time of the year, good light, golden fields, end of Summer, the hay-bales, the harvest... We passed this lovely field and saw a small road going up... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

INVITING GATE...

Driving through the beautiful North-Yorkshire country-side, past Pickering, where we had a great shoot at the old authentic station (to come). At this time of the year, good light, golden fields, end of Summer, the hay-bales, the harvest... We passed this lovely field and saw a small road going up... Of course we had to explore that... saw the inviting open gate and wandered in... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LONG GOOD-BYE…

DAY 8 I stand once more in this landscape, so familiar to me, the Summer-spent earth, a row of quirky trees, a sharp church spire, the endless view over the flat land, the smell of the sea already in the air. I say good-bye, au-revoir. Time to go home, it was good to be back. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIELD PHOTOGRAPHER...

My husband and fellow photographer Paul is a hard man to photograph as his camera is always 'glued' to his face, tee hee. The corn was golden-ripe, I had been taking 'close-ups', when I spotted him, yes I have finally been able to get him in a red jacket, after all these years, now it's MY turn to put a 'figure in a landscape', tee hee. It is such a good illustration of what different lenses do, here you have the compression of the telephoto lens which makes the sharp corner of the field almost look like a straight line. This is what he was photographing: 500px.com/photo/12821855 Have a golden day and thanx for your comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OF HAY and FRANTIC FARMERS...

This was taken in Flanders, my 'Flat Country' We meandered back from Bruges, along the narrow winding little roads, amongst the fields of wheat and barley. The weather had been hot and humid the whole day, you could sense the smell and pressure of thundery storms coming closer as the wind picked up... Everywhere we looked, farmers were working frantically on their fields, desperate to get the harvest in safely, the hay bales being made packed to keep dry. Here they make them into rectangles, they stack easily in the roofed open barns, next to the farms. Not long after that, the rain started, with drops clattering on the car windows like pound coins... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HARVEST…

DAY 8 the harvested land now lies , almost shimmering and in silent waves, basking in the late Summer midday sun. Soaking up the warmth, storing it for Winter and the next plants. The grain stubbles are alternating with the earth in pleasing patterns, so pleasing to my eye. Flanders, my beloved Flanders. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YORKSHIRE HUMOUR...

So we had a creative farmer, now there is a funny one as well! LOL, Some fun for Monday! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A HAZEY YORKSHIRE AUTUMN SCENE...

A lovely Autumnal sunny day here in Yorkshire, as the sun came up, it went hazey... and GORGEOUS! Well, I like what the weather does in this season! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNAKING OFF...

drove trough the beautiful North-Yorkshire Moors... the hills once again alive with the colours of blooming purple heather... A great moment! It was a bit nippy despite the sun! A dry-stone wall snakes off into the endless distance. A majestic landscape that never ceases to impress me. I come back recharged and with both feet firmly grounded, we are sooooooo small! Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DRY-STONE WALLS ON THE MOORS...

A sunny patch... Drystone walls are, with hedgerows, one of the most commonly used field boundaries in England, and help create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of field and lanes so evocative of rural England. While hedgerows are most common in the Lowland Zone, drystone walling is most often found in the Upland, Zone. It defines the landscape of Yorkshire, cuts the land like endless veins. The story I was told was that they were loose stone because of the wind, now 'whistling' through... Stuck together, the wind would just blow them over in no time! The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age and is still used today! Wishing you a day full of good light and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WILD in the DALES…

the verges are full of colourful wild flowers and grasses. Still chasing the light, and given to the patient photography, the opportunity for a good image! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NATURE'S OWN AUTUMN GARDEN...

NATURE... amongst ALL the bad news, I WILL CONTINUE with BEAUTY: The Yorkshire MOORS, BLOOMING HEATHER. Once you are in that area no matter where you walk or drive, it's just one awesome view after another. The higher parts of the moors are largely cloaked in one of the best areas of heather moorland to be found in England if not the UK. By the end of August, early September(depending on the weather!!!), the area becomes a sea of purple blooms for a few weeks. Nature's own garden... Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON YORKSHIRE MOORS…

Heather moorland is rare on a worldwide scale – there is probably less heather moorland in the world than tropical rainforest. Around 70% of the world's heather moorland is in the UK and the largest continuous expanse of moorland in England and Wales is here in the North York Moors. Moorland covers a third of the North York Moors National Park and most of the higher ground is covered in heather. Unenclosed and unsurpassed, this stunning landscape responds sensitively to the changing seasons and has a quiet drama all of its own. In early summer you’ll hear the call of the moorland birds, such as the red grouse, curlew and golden plover. Later, as the summer evenings draw in, the flowering heather turns the moors into a purple carpet that stretches for mile after mile. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A COUNTRY LANE, Yorkshire…

We drive, all the time lower, towards home, narrow winding roads, less open now, I find this romantic. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

YESTERDAY, on NEW MOOR ROAD…

The weather is so so, however we are determined to take my new camera for a test drive! LOL We wait for the evening light, less people, although we do know ‘THE’ places! Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses and an ancient little church. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! The Heather is in bloom! It is an evergreen shrub with twiggy stems, that covers our open moorland. Usually lots of heather plants grow together, forming a thick, bushy carpet, sometimes up to half a metre tall. This helps the plant to survive strong winds. It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in moorland areas, where the weather is often cold, wet and windy. Hill Sheep eat heather; in summer, as food of second choice if there is no suitable grass available; in the winter because there is no fresh grass so heather shoots are then both palatable and digestible. Sheep can eat up to 20 percent of a season’s new growth of heather shoots with no detriment to the health of the heather. Here you clearly sea the boundaries between the cultivated, lower land and the arid Moors! Where hardly anything grows. I love it when the sun and clouds play peekaboo, it makes for some magic lightly on the land, just be patient, another great virtue of the photographer! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CREATIVE FARMER???

On NEW MOOR ROAD… The weather was so so, however we were determined to take my new camera for a test drive! LOL We waited for the evening light, less people, although we do know ‘THE’ places! Chasing the light! Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses and an ancient little church. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! The Heather is in bloom! It is an evergreen shrub with twiggy stems, that covers our open moorland. Usually lots of heather plants grow together, forming a thick, bushy carpet, sometimes up to half a metre tall. This helps the plant to survive strong winds. It takes a special kind of plant to thrive in moorland areas, where the weather is often cold, wet and windy. Hill Sheep eat heather; in summer, as food of second choice if there is no suitable grass available; in the winter because there is no fresh grass so heather shoots are then both palatable and digestible. Sheep can eat up to 20 percent of a season’s new growth of heather shoots with no detriment to the health of the heather. Here you clearly sea the boundaries between the cultivated, lower land and the arid Moors! Where hardly anything grows. I love it when the sun and clouds play peekaboo, it makes for some magic lightly on the land, just be patient, another great virtue of the photographer! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS…

A BREAK IN THE CLOUDS… We are driving along the border where the Dales change into Moors. Here and there some cultivated land amongst the wildness. We are chasing the light, the sky looks pretty closed, descending South now, gently towards home and then, suddenly, that break you were waiting for, that break that suddenly presents you with a beautiful image, ready for you to capture! Now I can share that with you. Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LEISURE…

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. a poem by Welsh poet W. H. Davies, appearing originally in his Songs Of Joy and Others, published in 1911 One of my favourite poems, because, I LOVE to stand and stare! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CLOUD LIGHT PLAY...ON THE MOORS

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! Saddleworth Moor in Yorkshire, the land is closing down for the season. Now and then a weak watery sun, strong gusts of wind driving the clouds, playing, casting shadows on this vast land, the 'spine' of Britain. These moors are so arid, no trees, no shrubs, just Cotton-grass is the most dominant feature and sphagnum mosses scarce. Heather, crow-berry, bilberry and the rare cloud-berry are also found on the lower pars! . There are extensive areas of bare peat from which the surface has eroded. Thank you for your faves and comments, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm

ON SADDLEWORTH MOOR…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_PLACES_THEME Pennine Way. Saddleworth, on the northern English Pennine hill-range, in the area of Oldham near Manchester and Huddersfield/ Halifax in Yorkshire. Once you are in that area no matter where you walk or drive, it's just one awesome view after another. The higher parts of the moors are largely cloaked in one of the best areas of heather moorland to be found in England if not the UK. Dowry Reservoir, on Saddleworth Moor. We drove though this majestic, barren landscape one Sunday, the clouds were again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. It was a good harvest; we came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. Have a beautiful day and thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIGHT-PLAY on THE YORKSHIRE MOORS.

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire, one of the best places on Earth to visit. Yorkshire is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. I love my 'adopted' country, with its rolling hills,the loose stone walls, the moors, the green Dales, the glorious coast, the gracious people with their great sense of humour. The 'symbol' for Yorkshire is a White Rose. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved Landscape, Yorkshire, sky,

THE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE MOORS…

This is above Dowry Reservoir, on Saddleworth Moor. Saddleworth Moor is in the South Pennines in North West England. We drove though this majestic, barren landscape one Sunday, the clouds were again racing in the blue sky, which always make the landscape even more interesting because of the fast changing light play on the flanks, bringing out the shapes of the hills and the bold folds created over the centuries. It was a good harvest; we came home fulfilled, windblown and glowing. February, still the beauty that surrounds us in everything for those willing to see. I decided to upload a series of landscapes, gathered over the years. Mostly in the UK. Most of them have never seen the light of day, because my flower photography has overtaken my world somewhat. And much as I love it, my ‘other’ photography is as important to me. Have a sunny day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKEW BARN...

On my way to the Yorkshire Moors, the weather changed again, he sky was ominous and the light dramatic ... then I saw this!!! A skew old barn in the spotlight, luckily, I could stop and park, my camera at hand, as usual, what a beauty! The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. View On Black Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES

Llanrwst, Gwynedd, North-Wales, United Kingdom. The name is a real tongue-twister, eh, for non-Welsh speakers? Apparently a welsh Icon... This cottage, next to the bridge, draped in a throw of Autumn colours. We discovered it by chance on the road from the Coast of North Wales UK, where we were staying, to Betws-y Coed, Snowdonia and Mount Snowdon. A CHOCOLATE BOX PICTURE? Lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON OLD WALLS…

DAY 4 we walk a little further, another old wall, along the canal of the Augustijnenbrug, covers with vibrant Flamenco Trumpet Vine or Campsis radicans 'Flamenco' Like the species, this vigorous, hardy climber has clusters of rich red trumpet-shaped flowers in late summer and excellent for covering walls, stumps or rock work. An irresistible invitation for a photograph! More of the other Brugge. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONE of SEVENTY BRIDGES…

DAY 2 It is extremely hot, so we take it easy, and make ourselves at home. It was an 18 hour ’enjoyable’ travel. When I walk out of our house, along the Groenerei (Green Quay) I come to The Peerdebrug, from which this view was taken of The Meebrug. The Meebrug is the oldest bridge in Bruges. These two are the oldest, and apparently there are 70 bridges in Brugge. Mee is a plant which’s roots contain a dye in order to dye cloth In the Middle Ages and long after. The mashed root are called madder, Turkish red. The madder (Rubia tinctorum), also whether fellow (see woad ) is a plant belonging to the Rubiaceae (Rubiaceae). Madder was used as raw material for the red dye alizarin. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

GROENEREI…

DAY 7 The sky is still white with heat yet it feels like change in the air. We are once more at the Groenerei. Groenerei is a stream and a street in the center of Bruges. The name "Groenerei" would be derived from an inn called 't Groene. Until recently it was assumed that the Groenerei is not a natural watercourse, but a canal dug by humans to meet a distant mill (the Molenbrug on the St. Annarei, dug in the 11th century. According to its current views the Groenerei is indeed a segment of the natural course of the Reie. From 1127 made the Groenerei part of the first city walls of Bruges. Of all the canals in the centre of town; The Groenerei, the 'green canal', is the most romantic I think. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Meebrug,Belfry, canal, boat,architecture, Brugge,

DAY 7 BACK IN BRUGGE… We are going on another exploration in this beautiful city. Always new angles and details, always different light on the familiar places. A view of De Groene Rei and canal from the Meebrug, In the distance the Belfry. The Meebrug is the oldest bridge in Bruges. These two are the oldest, and apparently there are 70 bridges in Brugge. Mee is a plant which’s roots contain a dye in order to dye cloth In the Middle Ages and long after. The mashed root are called madder, Turkish red. The madder (Rubia tinctorum), also whether fellow (see woad ) is a plant belonging to the Rubiaceae (Rubiaceae). Madder was used as raw material for the red dye alizarin I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

EVENING IN BRUGGE…

DAY 5 we walk in the welcome shade of the tall trees of the Dijver. Dijver is the canal and a street in the historic center of Bruges It runs from the Gruuthuse Bridge to the Rozenhoedkaai and Huidenvettersplein. Dijver is part of the course of the original river Reie and is spanned by the Gruuthuse Bridge and John Nepomucenusbrug. Still people are filling up the boats to tour and view Brugge! I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BRIDGE… BRUGGE

DAY 4 ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BRIDGE… BRUGGE We have come, because we want to explore Brugge… fully! I want to revisit places I haven’t seen since I was very young, I want to show Paul, I’m chasing memories. Often when we came to Brugge, it was with someone, so as you do, you show them parts they ‘have’ to see, and in the meantime, you ‘miss’ the bits you ‘want’ to see? LOL The lesser know Brugge! So, we set out, view from the Groenerei onto the Molenbrug. Somewhere in the distant past… there was a mill (molen) close by, hence the name. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE WEEPING BEECH…

DAY 5 A WEEPING BEECH… This must be the most photographed tree in Brugge. Hanging like a Tantalus above the still water. I’m pretty sure it is a weeping Beech, could not find any info, I would have love knowing how old it is. View towards the corner of the Rozenhoedkaai, again in evening light. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

TANNER’S GUILD HOUSE…

DAY 5 HUIDEVETTERSHUIS, it was already in 1302 was this pleasant place was known as the 'hudewettersdam' where the tanners gathered ... The tanners were members of the wealthy and influential ‘guild of tanners’. They lived not only in the largest house in the square, but they also had the use of the entire square until the 15th century. Previously, the two entrances to the square were closed by two solid doors. The blazon (coat of arms) is still located in the middle of the square: two lions and scales that served to weigh the sheets. The guildhall of the tanners dates from 1450. It was rebuilt to its current form in 1680. It is now a restaurant. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A DIFFERENT ANGLE… BRUGGE

DAY 4 yet another view of the PEERDENBRUG, taken from the end of the GROENEREI… The Peerdenbrug is first mentioned in 1392; it was a wooden bridge already rebuilt in 1431. The current stone arch bridge dates back to 1642. In addition to the bridge, along the Groenerei, they built a watering hole for horses. From 1855 was advocated by the residents to remove the watering hole, which happened in 1862. . The Peerdenbrug a humpback bridge. Until recently it was assumed that the Groenerei is not a natural watercourse, but a canal dug by humans to meet a distant watermill. It was dug by the 11th century. According to its current views the Groenerei is indeed a segment of the natural course of the Reie. From 1127 made the Groenerei part of the first city walls of Bruges. Groenerei translates into ‘Green canal’, I see why! The majestic Halletoren , Belfry, is towering over Brugge. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BEAUTIFUL REFLECTIONS…

DAY 5 We had a lovely meal with my friend of 46 years! It was good to talk and reacquaint. The evening was balmy, and we took a stroll through the now lit up city, before settling on a terrace again, on the Rozenhoedkaai. So very familiar to us. The beautiful reflections never tired of… I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN THE SHADOW of the BELFRY…

DAY 4 yes, the heatwave still on, so we sit, in the shadow of the Belfry, the Halletoren, on the market in Brugge, having some refreshment. I look up and see this, an extreme angle, but I like it. The belfry was added to the market square around 1240, when Bruges was prospering as an important centre of the Flemish cloth industry. After a devastating fire in 1280, the tower was largely rebuilt. The city archives, however, were forever lost to the flames. The octagonal upper stage of the belfry was added between 1483 and 1487, and capped with a wooden spire bearing an image of Saint Michael, banner in hand and dragon underfoot. The spire did not last long: a lightning strike in 1493 reduced it to ashes, and destroyed the bells as well. A wooden spire crowned the summit again for some two-and-a-half centuries, before it, too, fell victim to flames in 1741. The spire was never replaced again, thus making the current height of the building somewhat lower than in the past; but an openwork stone parapet in Gothic style was added to the rooftop in 1822. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A QUARTER to NINE…

DAY 7 Brugge’s crown. The top of the Belfry tower. You can see the bells, and on our way home, they chime a happy song over the slowly shutting down city. A bit of melancholy, we have to pack, tomorrow a very long day, we are going home. The belfry was added to the market square around 1240, when Bruges was prospering as an important centre of the Flemish cloth industry. After a devastating fire in 1280, the tower was largely rebuilt. The city archives, however, were forever lost to the flames. The octagonal upper stage of the belfry was added between 1483 and 1487, and capped with a wooden spire bearing an image of Saint Michael, banner in hand and dragon underfoot. The spire did not last long: a lightning strike in 1493 reduced it to ashes, and destroyed the bells as well. A wooden spire crowned the summit again for some two-and-a-half centuries, before it, too, fell victim to flames in 1741. The spire was never replaced again, thus making the current height of the building somewhat lower than in the past; but an openwork stone parapet in Gothic style was added to the rooftop in 1822. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RAINY REFLECTION…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_REFLECTIONS_THEME taken on the market in Brugge, it was raining, but NOTHING will stop me as you can see, lol Nikons are well sealed they say? This is the DIAMOND SCOPE by Vibeke Jensen... An octagonal structure with an amazing shell of mirror glass stands across from the Belfry on the Market Square. Depending where you stand, reflecting the medieval facades, or in the case, the Belfry/Halletoren. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not COPY or use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UP UP and AWAY

DAY 4 IT WAS A LONG DAY… On our way home, I spot a hot-air balloon, gently floating through the sky, above the city. Must be quite a spectacular view! In the last sunlight of the evening. We are to download our images and look at our catch of the day. And go to sleep with a smile! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DAPPLED LIGHT…

DAY 7 A beautiful old house, and the Peerdebrug, around the midday. I love dappled light, especially on these beautiful buildings with the gables and well maintained facades. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HEAVY TRAFFIC… in BRUGGE

DAY 4 well, a warm day, perfect to see Brugge from the water, so many boats on the canals… here the Saint Anna-rei. On the right the Verversdijk with in the background we see the 19th century stepped gable of a former chicory factory, demolished in 1976. The St. Anne Bridge, was built in 1975 to replace an iron swing bridge. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

VENICE of THE NORTH…

DAY 4 Canal after canal, bridge after bridge we walk… This is the Gouden Hand Rei, ( Golden hand) and de Torenbrug, a lesser known place, out of the centre, where you meet less tourists! ‘Tower’ Bridge is a bridge across the Golden-Handrei and Augustijnenrei in Bruges . The origin of the name is the Spanish family of merchants de la Torre. A rich family of Spanish origin mentioned in connection with the bridge; 1331: the Brugghe Daer Jan van den Torre; 1340: an die vor Brughe John van den Thorre. It is true that the name then covered the bridge that is now the Golden-Hand Bridge, particularly the bridge that allows passage over the water where the Golden-Handrei flows into the Langerei . They named that bridge not the Torre Bridge, they just said the bridge next to the house of de la Torre… Gold-Handrei is part of the first city walls and, together with the Smedenrei the Speelmansrei and Augustijnenrei dug in 1127-1128. In 1270 the Golden-Handrei was, along with the other inner canals , deepened to make shipping possible. More of the other Brugge. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

IN THE SPOTLIGHT…

DAY 7 Do swans ever sleep? I often spot them gyring the day, on one leg, LOL, head hidden in the plumage, but at night, when the waters of the canals are calm, they majestically, silently glide… Swans, so iconic to Brugge, one here under the illuminated, famous Peerdebrug. The spotlight made it all look rather erie, almost like a painting. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SPAANSE LOSKAAI…

DAY 4 Standing on the Augustijnenbrug, I look back and see the lovely reflections zigzagging on the water. From the 13th to the 15th century, Bruges was an important trading centre at the crossroads between the Hansa cities of Scandinavia, England and Germany (known collectively in those days as the 'Easterners’) and the most important commercial regions in France, Spain and Italy. The Spanish traders established themselves at Spaanse Loskaai (Spanish Unloading Quay). Numerous foreign merchants were welcomed in Bruges, such as the Castilian wool merchants who first arrived in the 13th century. After the Castilian wool monopoly ended, the Basques, many hailing from Bilbao (Biscay), thrived as merchants (wool, iron commodities, etc.) and established their own commercial consulate in Bruges by the mid-15th century. During the 15th century the Zwin, the waterway linking Bruges to the sea, silted up. Despite attempts to build another canal, the city’s economic lifeline was gone. When the headquarters of the Hanseatic League moved from Bruges to Antwerp at the end of the 15th century, many merchants followed, leaving abandoned houses, deserted streets and empty canals. Bruges, a former hub of Europe, slept for 400 years. More of the other Brugge. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE HALLEN…

DAY 4 relaxing on a terrace in the shadow of the Belfry, on the market, we notice great activity in and out of the right ‘Hall’ paintings and sculptures being removed from the exhibitor that was held there. We walk over and ask if we can step inside to have a look? It is near empty, a few are still cleaning up, the lights are on! WOW. I remember, how my grand-mother used to ‘drag’ me along on a Saturday morning when there was still market in these beautiful halls. She went to the ‘Butter-hall’, which was the hall on the other side, where farmers came with their dairy products. She loved Boereboter (farm butter) for everything, and always went the same woman, they would have their weekly chat and I would get bored… Later, I remember dancing at a ball, the halls filled with music, dancing, laughter and beer, aaah… More memories. Medieval remains in the city include the old Market Halls (13th–15th century), to the sides and back of the Belfry-tower stands a rectangular building only 44 m broad but 84 m deep, with an inner courtyard. The belfry, accordingly, is also known as the Halletoren (tower of the halls). Now tete awesome spaces only get used for the occasional exhibition. We were lucky!!! Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Incense in the sun-rays…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme In the Gothic church on Mont St Michel. ... The key is turned and people stream in, we arrive back in the refectory, transformed into a music-room, red carpet on the floor, a clavecimble in place and a young musician tuning it, we hang around, she starts to play, it is brilliant! Very beautiful, you get ‘enveloped’ by the sounds… We decide to continue, we hear other instruments in the distance, we are curious. Via another way, we arrive back in the church, the monks and nuns have left, the familiar scent and smoke of the incense lingers heavily in bands across the high vaulted ceiling, off-setting the rays of incoming sunlight, it is awesome! Feverishly I take more images, the sun might go… the incense is thinning... Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LIGHT AND DARKNESS…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme A window on the Mont St Michel, composition made in camera, a nice challenge. Deeper, lower, further back in history and time, you see the changes in the architecture and 'style'! Romanesque architecture is the term for a period style in architecture in Europe which lasted from about 1050 to about 1200. View LARGE. Thank you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DAPPLED LIGHT…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Another ornate door in my beloved Brugge. On the Potterie-rei under the trees, making for interesting light-play. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thank you for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALLEYS of BRUGGE…

DAY 7 Brugge is famous for its alleys and cobblestones. The narrow alleyways are a network of shortcuts if you know them. I use them often, very few people, you really gain time! It gives you once more that feeling of ancient history, I know my for-fathers walked here mmmmm. As for the cobblestones, they got a little bit better but still not made for ladies in stilettos! LOL Have a cool day! thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OH SO BRUGGE…

DAY 8 The sun is pounding again, I look for shade to walk in. This is the Boeveriestraat. Have not been here for a very long time. I remember walking along these typical houses, on my mother’s hand, from the station to the center of the city, where we would meet my grandmother. You see the black border on the bottom? Houses who had a garden would have flowers against them, and THATis the origin of the idea to paint and later photograph flowers against a black background! I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SHORTEST STREET? GLORIBUSSTREET...

DAY 8 A lesser known part of Brugge. The old and the new, Although the laws of preservation are very strict, now and then something modern crops up, like the huge block that is the Concertgebouw here behind the street. The Gloribusstraat is a small street in the Boeveriewijk of Bruges. The street that runs between the Boeveriestraat and King Albert Avenue, got its name from Isabella Gloribus, the widow of Pieter Van Peenen. She founded six almshouses for needy widows, there in 1634. Residents of old Bruges origin continue to call the street Muzevol, Muzenhol (Mousetrap). I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LONG CLOSED DOOR…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Bruges, the City where I was born, my childhood play-ground... So many memories! They do come back, images, flashes, emotions! Always a pleasure to revisit. The people from Brugge/Bruges are renowned for their art, articity and great sense of humour! Now you know where I got it from! LOL! This is a detail of a beautiful old house... the door, long-closed... playground for the spiders! Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Mid-Summer-window in Bruges…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme It is always a thrill for me to return to the city where I was born. Melancholic, yes, the streets are filled with the ghosts of loved ones. I love the non-touristic places, where there is silence, where I can hear the sound of distant voices and laughter, where I can recall, the little blond girl, at the hand of a grown-up, looking up, always full of questions... But also a happy reunion and revisit of places that are so dear to me and so filled with joy and happiness. This is the Potterierei, along one of the canals, dappled sunlight flecking walls and windows, highlighting and the sunflowers inside and the cobweb. Yes, Autumn was already nearing it would seem. Have a lovely day and thank you, as always for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINDOWS…

DAY 5 probably the most photographed in Brugge, along the ‘canal route’, alongside The Dijver. It’s been like that for years now. and people seem to love the quirkiness so they photograph it, as I did! LOL I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

REFLECTIONS…

DAY 4 I spot the sunny reflections in the windows of the beautiful row of houses, on the shadow-side of the market of Brugge. Some things change, some things remain. I see the book shop, still the same, where my father would take me, put me in front of the correct section of books for me to choose, while he had a chat with his friends, the owners. Sweet memories. I am still a reader, Have a wonderful day, filled with love and beauty, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

RECEPTION in THE HALL…

DAY 7 After the ceremony, the top brass enter the City Hall of Brugge where they attend a reception up in the Gothic Hall. Bruges' City Hall dates from 1376, was built in 55 years, and is one of the oldest in the Netherlands, a fine example, copied by many, like Brussels, Ghent, Leuven. From here, the city has been governed for more than 600 years. The Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the entire Netherlands region. It is located in Burg Square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges, Belgium. Responsibility for its construction was given to Jan Roegiers, and the project was completed, eventually, in 1421. The City Hall is the earliest late Gothic monumental-style municipal council building in Flanders or Brabant: its flamboyant opulence testifies to the city's economic and political power. The building's admirers highlight the effect of the "Brugian span", referring to the abundance of repeating systematically positioned niches encompassing the windows. The statues under the stone baldachin-canopies on the building's facade have been renewed several times. At the time of the French Revolution all the statues were destroyed. A small number of genuine pieces are now included in the collections of the city museum. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ILLUMINATED FACADE…

DAY 7 The party’s over. All gone home. Inside the city hall, the lights are out in the stunning Gothic hall, windows still open, it gently starts to rain, at last. We’ve had our meal and our fun. All that is let is taking a few images go this interesting, illuminated facade. Bruges' City Hall dates from 1376, was built in 55 years, and is one of the oldest in the Netherlands, a fine example, copied by many, like Brussels, Ghent, Leuven. From here, the city has been governed for more than 600 years. The Bruges City Hall is one of the oldest city halls in the entire Netherlands region. It is located in Burg Square, the area of the former fortified castle in the centre of Bruges, Belgium. Responsibility for its construction was given to Jan Roegiers, and the project was completed, eventually, in 1421. The City Hall is the earliest late Gothic monumental-style municipal council building in Flanders or Brabant: its flamboyant opulence testifies to the city's economic and political power. The building's admirers highlight the effect of the "Brugian span", referring to the abundance of repeating systematically positioned niches encompassing the windows. The statues under the stone baldachin-canopies on the building's facade have been renewed several times. At the time of the French Revolution all the statues were destroyed. A small number of genuine pieces are now included in the collections of the city museum. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LA CHAPELLERIE…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Making hats is not only a craft it is also a passion. FULL STORY ABOUT THIS PHOTO HERE: You NEVER know! https://youtu.be/2iX5id0dSnY We pass a jazz café; see the church St Catherine in darkness and all the galleries around there, together with where we 'should have eaten', because that is where the French, the 'locals' are eating! All very romantic... turn another corner and discover this milliner's shop. This is a proper chapellerie... one of the last in France. It looks so colourful and inviting... but I 'travel' light... no tripod, can't use flash, so, anchor myself against the wall, elbow on hip, focus, a deep breath, hold still, click, hold still, breathe out AND hope for the best... I do love a challenge, lol. I wish you all a very good day and thanks for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A MISTY MORNING..

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME THE START OF ANOTHER DAY IN MY BELOVED FLANDERS! I love this time of year, not too cold and not too hot, the green fresh and young, not tired... The skeletal shapes of the trees, just getting their Spring dress, the dew like a bride’s vail on the grass... but the sun is getting stronger every day and burns all this away, making for another lovely meandering through my beloved Flanders. Wishing you all the best and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ONCE EVERY YEAR… BLOSSOMS

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SPRING_THEME SPLENDOUR ON THE GREEN. Last year on a Saturday evening we drove to Harrogate, a pleasant spa town to the south-east of the Yorkshire Dales, famous for its tea shops (like Betty’s), flower shows, Turkish baths, antique shops and gardens. A very 'oldy worldy' place with a particular atmosphere. Once a year in this huge green, the rows of trees lining the paths explode in splendour, the cherry trees. They criss-cross the lovely grassy field. The first time we came across them... we were too late. The next year... some trees had been chopped because of disease, leaving huge gaps... The next year we forgot... The next year it was a dreadful Spring with late frost, the blossoms hardly came out, a merciless storm threw them to the ground... The next year we kept hearing on the news that although the money had been raised and the young trees planted to restore this visual feast, some vandals came and cracked the saplings... Last year we forgot again… This year, WE MADE IT!!! The sky had been a milky soft box the whole day, but I sensed a glimmer of 'more', as everyone went home, the 'sun' came out gently for a while. It was wonderful, the tender full blossoms ever so gently swaying in the warm evening light, walking in wonderland, so beautiful… so fleeting. The next day it was windy, across from our house; the neighbours have a Cherry tree… most of the petals now a pink carpet on the ground… grab it while it's there! Just a few of the images I came home with, a flavour of the opulence with which I was surrounded, what a feast for all the senses. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AFTER THE STORM…

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme we had a week of cold and sometimes stormy days… Poor blossoms, hanging on for dear life… put for some their time was over and at their feet…. a pink carpet was being woven. I love the pastel tints in this one. Have a lovely day, M, (*_*) SUPPORT the PHOTOGRAPHER: BUY DIRECT! For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A FLANDERS VILLAGE…

DAY 8 We leave Brugge, there is still plenty of time as we only take the ferry home this evening. It is always good to drive through West Flanders, through the Polders,through the fertile flat land behind the dunes. Dotted with small villages, the church in the middle and surrounded with houses. Like a cluster. This village is Meetkerke, at four kilometers from the city of Bruges, towards the coast. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAND IN WAITING…

#abfav_favourite_spring_theme EARTH DAY TODAY. Farmers keep a close eye on the weather signs to know when to sow, plant and work the land. In the meantime they prepared it, the neat lines are forming pleasant patterns for the discerning photographer, lol A nice graphic image. Have a lovely day and thanx for commenting, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE RUSTLING REED…

DAY 8 O! 'T rustling of the slender reed! I understood still your sad song! when the wind over run and bowing your blades stirs, thou cast, humbly bowing, down, stands up and bows humbly again, and sings all bend 's sad song, that I love, O slender reed! This poem comes to mind, by the great poet Guido Gezelle. O! 't ruisen van het ranke riet! o wist ik toch uw droevig lied! wanneer de wind voorbij u voert en buigend uwe halmen roert, gij buigt, ootmoedig nijgend, neer, staat op en buigt ootmoedig weer, en zingt al buigen 't droevig lied, dat ik beminne, o ranke riet! We drive through narrow roads amongst fields where small canals often seam off the fields, the land is flat, the water important. Waving reeds all along, so much a part of the Flemish scenery. I wish you a day full of beauty and thank you for your visit, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LITTLE SYMPHONY in BLUE…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme passed this lovely window in a narrow street in Concarneau in Brittany. Looked through it , attractive for a photographer? Oh yes… So blue. THANk you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROM THE CAR...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme When we're out together, Paul does most of the driving. Me, I look around and love the challenge of shooting images from the car... hit and miss, but I have a whole series of 'hits' now and even more 'misses'... hihi, and I had a lot of fun, Wishing you a fun day and thanks for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

JEFF de BRUGES…

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Chocolatier in Honfleur. AAHHH, les belles, vieilles façades!!! A law required that the first houses built could not exceed 7.62 metres on the ground floor and not be more than 3 stories tall. Yet a few decades later, because of its economic and demographic development, Honfleur was facing a serious housing crisis. For lack of space, houses were then built one on top of the other. In fact, these buildings were essentially like two adjoining ones, only instead of being built side by side; they were built on top of one another: the base house had its first floor on the bank, while the second one also had a first floor but it gave onto the opposite hill. On one side, St. Catherine Quay, they rise to narrow slate-and-timber heights of five to seven stories, housing restaurants or galleries in the ground floors. Reflected in the dock waters, they look even taller. On the facing side, St. Etienne Quay, the facades are stone, and most rise only two stories. Honfleur is a treasure trove! Full of lots of small shops, boutiques, deli’s, bigger and smaller Art venues. I wish you all a very good day and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments and likes. Very much appreciated. Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A GENTLE AUTUMN...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Scarborough, on the North-Yorkshire Heritage coast has a bit of a strange lay-out, pleasant? VERY! It has a North bay, more for the locals, surfers and on the top all the hotels with a fabulous view in front of them. Then there is the point sticking out into the sea, dividing this from the South bay, where all the fun is, the Fair, the harbours, both yachting and fishing, the arcades , Fish&Chips shops, ice-cream parlours, the donkeys... Now ON that point you have the old (ruin) castle, and a small church with very old graves, lovingly maintained, that's where we ventured that day! Behind all of that, the shops and businesses. A lovely, mellow Autumn Sunday-afternoon... Hope you have a great w-e. With love to you and thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CHAUMIERES...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme Another from BRITTANY... The hamlet of Kerascoët includes a series of thatched houses called Cottages of Kerascoët. The village is a typical Breton village dating from the sixteenth century, it was renovated in 1993. Part of Névez, a town in the department of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The main originality of the heritage of the village lies in the granite that was extracted from nearby quarries and of course the thatched roofs! It was used to build the houses, blocks of nearly two meters high were cut on site and erected as a wall. These standing stones are a feature of the rural and authentic Brittany. No cars allowed, a real tourist 'trap' but still interesting! THANk you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

Windows of a chaumière...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme And another set of windows of a ' chaumière' in BRITTANY, ... The hamlet of Kerascoët includes a series of thatched houses called Cottages of Kerascoët. The village is a typical Breton village dating from the sixteenth century, it was renovated in 1993. Part of Névez, a town in the department of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The main originality of the heritage of the village lies in the granite that was extracted from nearby quarries and of course the thatched roofs! It was used to build the houses, blocks of nearly two meters high were cut on site and erected as a wall. These standing stones are a feature of the rural and authentic Brittany. No cars allowed, a real tourist 'trap' but still interesting! THANk you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UNE CHAUMIERE DE KERASCOET...

#abfav_favourite_doors_and_windows_theme BRITTANY... The hamlet of Kerascoët includes a series of thatched houses called Cottages of Kerascoët. The village is a typical Breton village dating from the sixteenth century, it was renovated in 1993. Part of Névez, a town in the department of Finistère, in Brittany, France. The main originality of the heritage of the village lies in the granite that was extracted from nearby quarries and of course the thatched roofs! It was used to build the houses, blocks of nearly two meters high were cut on site and erected as a wall. These standing stones are a feature of the rural and authentic Brittany. No cars allowed, a real tourist 'trap' but still interesting! THANk you, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AUTUMN in LLANRWST... WALES

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Llanrwst, Gwynedd, United Kingdom. The name is a real tongue-twister, eh, for non-Welsh speakers? Apparently a welsh Icon... This cottage, next to the bridge, draped in a throw of Autumn colours. We discovered it by chance on the road from the Coast of North Wales UK, where we were staying, to Betws-y Coed, Snowdonia and Mount Snowdon. A CHOCOLATE BOX PICTURE? Lol, thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

BONFIRE-NIGHT, TONIGHT 5 November....

Guy Fawkes Night 5 November is Bonfire night in England. Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. We see no reason why Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!" Words to Guy Fawkes rhyme. In November 1605, the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes along with a group of conspirators, took place. The story is remembered and celebrated each November 5th when 'Guys' are burned in a celebration known as "Bonfire Night". Huge parties all over, in every city and town, villages and parks, the spires are ready, the fireworks waiting to be lit. Preparations for Bonfire Night celebrations include making a dummy of Guy Fawkes, which is called "the Guy". Some children even keep up an old tradition of walking in the streets, carrying "the Guy" they have just made, and beg passers-by for "a penny for the Guy." The kids use the money to buy fireworks for the evening festivities. This image was however taken in Belgium, and the pyrotechnics courtesy of a Spanish group, music and fireworks amongst the people, never seen anything like it! Keep safe, and have a great day, Magda, (*_*) Just adding this note for those interested in the techy stuff; this was taken on my Nikon F4, on 400asa film, because I loved grain, low light, handheld. I am such an impulsive/ intuitive photographer and after all the years, I do things by 'feel', like driving a car, you know what I mean, but I'll try. I'd say f 4.5, 1/30 of second. Of course on a tripod and with cable release. I was way behind the crowd on a small hill, with a long lens probably between 200/250. The result also depends on the film and sensitivity. Photographic film is a sheet of plastic (cellulose acetate) coated with an emulsion containing light-sensitive silver halide salts (bonded by gelatine) with variable crystal sizes that determine the sensitivity and resolution of the film. Colour film uses at least 3 layers, I now use film with 4. Dyes added to the silver salts make the crystals sensitive to different colours. During development, the silver salts are converted to metallic silver, as with black and white film. The by-products of this reaction form coloured dyes. The silver is converted back to silver salts in the bleach step of development. It is removed from the film in the fix step. Hope that helps, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CAPRICIOUS LIGHT in THE DALES...

PLEASE READ THIS: MY PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR SALE DIRECTLY FROM ME! The Yorkshire Dales towards North Yorkshire, up towards Grassington. An area of great beauty, no matter the season! Sun and clouds so often playing the game of hide and seek, it makes for interesting patterns on the land and trees, a delight to the photographer! M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: http://www.indigo2photography.co.uk/magda-portfolio.htm Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKEW BARN...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ On my way to the Yorkshire Moors, the weather changed again, he sky was ominous and the light dramatic ... then I saw this!!! A skew old barn in the spotlight, luckily, I could stop and park, my camera at hand, as usual, what a beauty! The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. Higher up, you see the Moors, bleak, and lower down, the Dales, always greener. Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY OUR IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN...

CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN... Intriguing? Open it? Ilkley Moor, the Cow and Calf. Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley. The moor, rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level. I had been admiring the view, the green bracken starting to change to stunning Autumn colours, the sheep grazing noisily, breathing in the fresh fragrant air. The sun was fast disappearing, a chill setting in. Climbers come here to practice and enjoy their sport. I waited until this guy hit the 'sun'. He looked ready and determined. Click, gotcha… Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE KITE RUNNERS…

Towards the end of a lovely afternoon out, this week, in the Yorkshire Dales and on the Yorkshire Moors. The last ‘stop’ was The Cow and Calf on Ilkley Moor. Ilkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley. The moor, rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level. I had been admiring the view, the green bracken starting to change to stunning Autumn colours, the sheep grazing noisily, breathing in the fresh fragrant air. The sun was fast disappearing, a chill setting in. I looked up and saw this right on the top of the ridge. CLICK, a one-off. Thank you for ALL your faves and comments, M, (* _ *) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTERLIGHT…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Mount Snowdon in Wales. Yr Wyddfa commonly known as Snowdon in English, is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles south of the Scottish Highlands. Have a good day and thanks for your visit, so very much appreciated, Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to purchase, visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE SKEW BARN...

#abfav_shadows_silhouettes_theme Shadows on the land. Through the Yorkshire Dales on our way to Grassington, for the Dickensian Christmas market. The sky was ominous and the light dramatic on the shortest day. The landscape, as usual, fabulous in any season, with those shadows cast by the clouds moving like a painter's hands across the fields and hills. Have a super-duper day and thanx, M, (*_*) Please do not use any of my images on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

AN INDIGO EVENING...A CHRISTMAS THEME

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see. The weather had been fierce the whole day, the wind winding and hounding around the house, pulling at everything, with rain lashing against the windows. Here the sun sets at 4.15 now, so dark very early, it seemed like we'd never had a day, when I noticed a bit of golden sheen, I looked and this greeted me. An Indigo sky with a strip of pale light. I grabbed my camera, opened the window and took the image. We live on the side of a hill, it glides down into the Dale and climbs back up. We get the mostmagnificent and dramatic sunsets, this one turned INDIGO... Wish you a glorious day and thanx for your visits, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

HIGH MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The moon was out, darkness fell, the silence deafening... blue hour. Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

NIGHT FALLS on THE DALES...A CHRISTMAS THEME.

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see. Between Christmas and the New Year, I had been out photographing the whole afternoon,in the Yorkshire Dales, more precisely Wharfedale, where the river Wharfe meanders through the valleys. I try to find viewpoints high on the ridges. It was getting dark fast now and the chilly wind seemed to find a way through the layers of clothing, I'd finished my films, the light was gone, and the warmth of home beckoned appealingly. I drove the narrow road, when I suddenly saw this. The last bit of light of the day, almost turned night. The stars winking at me, yes, encouragement... lol Never was a film loaded so quickly with such cold hands. No time for tripod, pushing the camera to the limit: I took one shot: this one. THANX, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTER WONDERLAND...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The world changes with frost or/and snow, you see things you did not know were there. A silence envelops you, sound doesn't travel so well anymore, but the air is crisp, the cold fills your lungs and makes your eyes sparkle and cheeks blush. AAAhhh I love the cold! LOL. Thank you for your visit, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ON FROZEN GOLDEN POND…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Having walked around in Winter Wonderland, the sun had done her job and erased the ephemeral magic. On the way home I saw this chaud/froid of the lake, golden rays mirrored on the ice, the island in the centre, already looming in the fog of darkness... The ice was never strong enough to walk or skate on! Wishing you a lovely warm day and thanx again for viewing and leaving your words, always appreciated, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A VIVALDI WINTER in FLANDERS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc_yKk0k5XEAz Flander’s winter-sunset waited a long time for the right moment, was on my way home when I saw this in the side mirror. I left my car on the side of the narrow road, grabbed my camera. Nikon F4 and 400asa film, scanned from neg and comp in camera! This is so very typical, the gnarled willows to keep the flat land 'dry', the sky reaching poplars, the majestic elm trees standing tall against the North wind. In winter the sun just drops,he? Ah well I got it... M, (*_~) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SILENT NIGHT...

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see... Today, Christmas Day, the theme is Winter and MUSIC, I trawled through my files to find appropriate images? I find music a great 'unifier'. It crosses bounderies, different genres can mix perfectly. The moon was out, darkness fell, the silence deafening... MOON OVER THE YORKSHIRE MOORS Above Otley, a small beautiful Market town in Wharfedale, the ridges of the hills on both sides are great places for spectacular views and skies. Of course, the higher you go in this landscape the bleaker it gets, that is where you will find the heather and bracken (a widespread, weedy fern) on the Moors, no other vegetation. If you like solitude and 'a feeling of space', that's where you'll find it. This winding road, I was on, ends at a place called the Blubberhouses, just a few old houses. Such lovely names and I'm sure all with a history! Thanks for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND...

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is many different things, as you can see... Today, Christmas Day, the theme is Winter and MUSIC, I trawled through my files to find appropriate images? I find music a great 'unifier'. It crosses bounderies, different genres can mix perfectly. The world changes with frost or/and snow, you see things you did not know were there. A silence envelops you, sound doesn't travel so well anymore, but the air is crisp, the cold fills your lungs and makes your eyes sparkle and cheeks blush. AAAhhh I love the cold! LOL. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FOGGY DEW in the PARC…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ I woke up, after only a few hours of sleep, to this fairytale sight, well what could I do? Get ready and going, I just had to catch this short-lived beauty. The orange dustbin an absolute ‘MUST’ in my composition lol I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A CROW in WINTER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Taken through the window, on that snowy morning... A lone Crow, huddled on an old TV aerial overlooking the North-East of the city. This is not a mono, but a colour shot, just how it was. I took a whole series, lol. Thanx and be safe, M, (*_*)

WINTER VIEW FROM OUR STUDY…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ We had moved just into our new home! Moving used to be an easier affair, now with all the electronics and the ZILLIONS of cables! This was the loverly surprise that first morning, not often to be seen, a fairy-tale like beauty... The sun showed up, the sky turned blue... suddenly, it was gone... Enjoy it while you can! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE MAGICAL SURPRISE...

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Although the Spring-flowers are in the shops...it is still very much WINTER here, we woke up to this magical surprise this morning, a fairy-tale of beauty... not often to be seen in the city! The sun showed up, the sky turned blue... suddenly, it was gone... Enjoy it while you can! Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

LAST SUN OVER THE YORKSHIRE DALES

Not had any snow this year... and I LOVE the stuff!! Very fortunate to live within close vicinity of such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the oppositer side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or Dry stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Gritstone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love chaud/froid in these... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS... WHARFEDALE.

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things... Fortunate to live with such beauty. The Wharfe is a river that carves out the Wharfedale. So I was standing on the South side of the Dale, the sun behind me shining on the other side. The light was superb, the air crisp and cool. I love the lose or dry-stone walls, so typical in the North-Yorkshire Dales. Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales. In the lowland regions of England hedges are the most common traditional boundary. The roots of drystone walling as a method of enclosing fields lie at least as far back as the Iron Age.They are called 'dry' because no cement is used in them. Stones used are made of either Sandstone , Grit stone or Limestone. Often windy on the heights, so no blowing over, the wind whistles through them! The very strong stone walls are often two hundred years old, some older. Most stone walls were built between 1750 and 1850. They not only prevent stock from getting in or out of a field but also provide shelter. Dry stone walls do not require the maintenance of a hedge or fence, and take no nutrients from the soil. They are a feature in every season, yet Winter is even more special. I love the chaud/froid in this... Thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALWAYS DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS...A WINTER'S DALE

For December I am uploading images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things A typical Yorkshire Dales' view, with old trees, the sheep and the ever ongoing dry-stone walls drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Brueghel's. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, a bright sky and some mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. Have a great day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER'S DALE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The typical Yorkshire Dales' view, old trees, a golden barn, the ever ongoing dry-stone walls, drawing dark dividing lines through the land. The light was golden, the air crisp and clear, I love Winter. It reminds me of the paintings of one of the Breughels. Since it was taken with 400 asa film, I reduced the grain for once, however the main reason was to get that 'paint' effect that the famous Flemish painter's family BREUGHEL and others put in their paintings. This was how I saw it, long shadows, gold and mystery in the trees, the cold wind gently blurring my tear-filled eyes. This image is an artistic interpretation. THANX, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ALMSCLIFFE CRAG…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Almscliffe Crag is a rocky outcrop about 8km roughly north of Leeds. It is a pretty easy climb to the top, and provides some spectacular views. On one of the slopes those rocks are separated from the main huge mass which is so visible from all directions. There is something mythical about them, it’s like they’re doomed to try and join the rest forever, hihi. Have a great day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Suddenly, a deep frost! Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skilfully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

WINTERFUN…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Although there wasn’t that much snow, this dad was out with his kids, determined to make the most of it. I spotted this colourful little Winter-tableau and could not resist. A series of ‘loose’ subjects, gathered over the years. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A COLD BOLTON ABBEY MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Such an iconic view, a manger, hills in the distance and sheep, looking at you.Do you think they like being photographed then? LOL. Bolton Abbey is a quaint Dales village, surrounded by farms, adjacent to Bolton Priory, a ruined Augustinian monastery on the banks of the River Wharfe, in Wharfedale just north of the spa town of Ilkley in the Yorkshire Dales. This renowned beauty spot forms part of the Duke of Devonshire's country estate, which also includes the riverside walk through the woods to the Strid, a notorious stretch of water where the River Wharfe is forced into a deep thundering channel. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. Have a great day and thanks, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

UPON THE ROOFS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ In Yorkshire DALES, driving away from a great Winter scene, there was a steep bend in the road, because of this farm and all the stables! I'd had this image in my head for quite some time, never knowing when I'd see it, so it was a case of hit the breaks, grab the camera, jump out and look for the right angle before the sun disappears... that golden light that brings all the snow to life. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. I wish you a lovely day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here:www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FIVE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING...

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ “When I no longer feel the thrill to the first snow of the season, I'll know I'm growing old.” -Lady Bird Johnson I woke up, I suddenly sensed that, although the curtains were closed and yet, the 'light' had changed and there was the unmistakable silence that comes with snow... looked out and saw the wonderland, I'm sure my eyes grew bigger, I know my heart jumped and beat faster. I squealed with joy and wonder at all this beauty... I ran upstairs for my camera, the then new Nikon D7000, here was a chance to 'test' it! I'm happy with the result! What a machine! We lived in the Victorian Quarter! Lovely! That was 2010. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ That morning, as predicted, 4th of December 2008, close to the city centre, it started to snow heavily, because of the cold spell we’d experienced, in no time it was a different world. I love the silence that comes with it... I was up and about, rushing from window to window... (morality of this story? Always see that your windows are clean? LOL) AAAhhh, I just wish it had waited for the festive days, it creates such a peaceful atmosphere. That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ By that time, the night receding, morning started to break, the traffic slowly started, some cars ventured out, people slip-sliding down to work. The snow stopped falling for awhile, the silence still deafening. In this image I love the 'chaud-froid' the coldness from the night and the warmth from the Low pressure sodium (LPS) lamps, also known as sodium oxide (SOX) lamps. Today it is almost all gone, but a memory and a few images... the goal of photography, to safe-keep them!!! I handheld my camera, very low shutter-speed, steadying against the wall and yes I have very steady hands! Focus... take a deep breath... hold still... take the image, breathe out! DONE That was 2008. the series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved winter, light, urban, colour, snow, garden, mood, snowing, streets, horizontal, victorian, houses, magda indigo, nights, nikon-D200

CHIM CHIMENEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ From when I was very young and came to England, I was always fascinated by their chimney-pots. I love how the snow brings out the shapes even more. It was a good shoot, many interesting images. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. I wish you all the very best, and thanx for all your kind words, time, comments, invites, faves and Awards. Very much appreciated. M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW on THE MOORS…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ The higher you get, the ‘sparser’ it gets. The Moors are vast and empty spaces, except for sheep. They must have been sheltering in the sun, on the other side of the drystone walls. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost will be the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. A series of ‘loose’ subjects. It can be anything, just seeing different scenes that attracted my attention. Wishing you a day filled with love and thanx for commenting, always appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW ON WOOD... A WHITE BLANKET

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things, as you can see... Walking through this wood, the snow crunching underfoot and leaving perfect bootprints in the virgin white, I arrived at this clearing, the pile of logs looked ever so snug under that blanket... Wishing you a very good day and thanx for visiting Magda, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER DUNE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ You must know by now what my favourite photography is: tight, graphic, the familiar and mundane, shot in a more unconventional way? For those who like it... First there had been a lot of snow and then a lot of sun, melting the snow in strange patterns and shapes. The sand and dune-grasses now golden in the warmth of the sun, so contrasting with the cool of the snow. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow and ice on the beach of Belgium. A lot of snow had fallen, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for 2 mad photographers lol. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE BRAVE ONES… OSTEND

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ SNOW-FROZEN BEACH… A few people were out, the one on the left is Paul. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers and a little family. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. The series of Winter photos gathered over the years continues. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW-FROZEN BEACH, OSTEND…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY MAD PHOTOGRAPHER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ This is Paul, it was cold, it was dangerous, it was adventurous… We visited this wide beach, so a long way to the shore-line, the big layer of snow was hiding pitfalls, I sank into one of them and Paul had to come and help me, lol. All for a shot! It is a rare thing to see that much snow and ice on the beach of Belgium. A lot of snow had fallen, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FAST FADING LIGHT on SNOW-FROZEN BEACH…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ So, end of January, the darkest month of the year over, I hope you have enjoyed this ‘loose’ series of Winter images I had gathered over the years? For me it is always great to revisit ‘old memories’. Here we are on our way out of the beach, the light fading fast. The lighthouse is called Lange Nelle. NO MANIPULATION, this is how it came out of the camera. It is a rare thing to see that much snow on and near the beach of Belgium... A lot of snow fell, it was bitingly cold, the beach absolutely deserted, except for those 2 mad photographers. The sun was going fast, where the sea, frozen in the shallow parts, touched the snow it churned up the sand, hence the strange colours. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

ICICLES under THE PIER…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ Ostend, on the Belgian coast, is a tourist city that also used to be a very important harbour, with ferries in and out, as well as a thriving fishing industry… The port entrance consisted of two piers; the main one on the city side is wood, the one on the other (industrial) side was mainly in concrete and wood (used to be a very rickety affair!). This was taken at ebb tide; it is the bottom of the concrete part of the pier, on the same day I took yesterday’s image, one cold, cold, cold day. The sun could not reach this part. It is rare thing to see anything like it, often the sea is still too warm and there’s also always the salt content. Another Winter ‘abstract’. Some are more abstract than others. Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. Have a glorious day and thanx, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

PACK ICE…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ More Winter patterns and minimalism. A BIG fave of mine. This is a very busy canal being kept open for shipping traffic, but it was freezing over again very fast. The 'grain' that you see is actually that crizzly snow that kept falling in swoops. Best On Black I remember my boys made it a sport to jump from on ice-float to another (without falling in the water!!!), when we lived in Holland, along a narrow canal... Hair-raising stuff... boys will be boys! As their mother I only knew some time later of course, after one DID fall in. Sent him for a hot shower, he was ready to go again... NOT!!! I love 'graphic' shots like these, hope you do too. Have a wonderful day, filled with love and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

FROST…

AB FAV for today… https://www.facebook.com/groups/1148438991917313/ a detail of the bandstand, in the park in Ostend, where in Summer you’d have brassband concert on a Sunday. Here I used to walk with my father, after we’d had a ride in one of the boats on the lake. Once more the orange dustbin an absolute ‘MUST’ in my composition lol Snow and frost is the main theme, they are great at setting off details we otherwise pass without seeing. I love patterns and minimalism, I have many images taken over the years. Some are more abstract than others. May your day be filled with joy and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

A WINTER-START...

For December I'll upload images to do with the festive season. This is going to be many different things, as you can see... First frost, and mist, and cold, and dank... short days, long evenings... it is The Dead of Winter!!! I looked for the most photogenic leaves, qua pattern, colours and shapes. Trying all kinds with the new ringflash Paul gave me last year, with compensations, having fun... Not my favourite tool yet. Have a day full of joy and thanx for your comments, ALWAYS, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOWPAINTED BRANCHES…

So, January almost gone. I ‘declared’ that WINTER THEMED MONTH. One Winter photo every day. Next one, February is to be LOVE MONTH. I think we all NEED it more than ever. I wonder where these pictures will all take me. As curious as you! But in the meantime: I just like the design in this, snow does beautiful things, brings out shapes and details otherwise unnoticed. In this image, I love the way the artist 'Winter' chose his palette and played with the greens, blacks and whites. Hope you'll like it too. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW BLIZZARD

MY IMAGES ARE FOR SALE ONLY FROM ME, DIRECTLY, see below! Our dog, a Border Collie, didn't want to go out in this weather. Could you blame him? But I was determined to make a beautiful shot that day. I even risked my precious camera... The result was well worth it, I love the windswept movement of the snow. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

MY AB AV for today... I CRIED FOR YOU

I Cried For You Katie Melua You're beautiful so silently It lies beneath a shade of blue It struck me so violently When I looked at you But others pass, they never pause To feel that magic in your hand To me you're like a wild rose They never understand why I cried for you When the sky cried for you And when you went I became a hopeless drifter But this life was not for you Though I learned from you That beauty need only be a whisper I'll cross the sea for a different world With your treasure, a secret for me to hold In many years they may forget This love of ours or that we met They may not know How much you meant to me I cried for you And the sky cried for you And when you went I became a hopeless drifter But this life was not for you Though I learned from you That beauty need only be a whisper Without you now I see How fragile the world can be And I know you've gone away But in my heart you'll always stay I cried for you When the sky cried for you And when you went I became a hopeless drifter But this life was not for you Though I learned from you That beauty need only be a whisper That beauty need only be a whisper https://youtu.be/koeZGaFEnHc It is not easy to be back after the fantastic time we had in my native country. The feelings and emotions are very mixed, glad to be home but missing so my dear family, friends old and new. OOOH how I miss my beloved Flanders! Yet I also love my adopted country, Yorkshire/England. That day we meandered through it, arrived in the area of Damme, Oostkerke, with its endless tree-lined canals, when finally the weather broke, the long promised rain started to fall, the sky cried, gently at first then it poured, ( at last I could test if it was true what they claim about the Nikons being water-sealed, tee hee). I just HAD to take a shot of this unique landscape, but more about that with the next... Toned Indigo for mood. I wish you all a lovely day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.com Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

OMINOUS SKIES…

#ABFAV_FAVOURITE_SKIES_THEME Above Yorkshire Dales. In the Autumn, you have the most beautiful, dramatic skies here. Again to just stand and stare! Thanx for viewing, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS : www.indigo2photography.com IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

THE LONE 'ZEN' TREE... YORKSHIRE

We walked through a beautiful park called 'Golden Acres' when I saw this tree; everything was green, including the trunk of the tree, from the recent moisture and moss. It had something of the Japanese drawings, I saw it in nothing but B&W, I saw this image like this here in my mind before I even took the photo. Apparently that's what makes it art... if it is a preconceived idea, the rest is photojournalism? Must find that article and refer you to it! LOL! Have a magic day and thanx for your visit, M, (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

SNOW-PAINTED...

I just like the design in this, snow does beautiful things, brings out shapes and details otherwise unnoticed. I wish you the best of days and thank you for your time. Magda (*_*) For more of my other work or if you want to PURCHASE (ONLY PLACE TO BUY MY IMAGES!), VIEW THE NEW PORTFOLIOS AND LATEST NEWS HERE on our website: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved

DESOLATION, WINTER IN YORKSHIRE...

A deep frost, a long Winter! Dry stone walls are commonly used as field boundaries in the highlands, such as the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. A dry-stone wall is a wall that is made up of stones skillfully placed one on top of the other with no binding agent to hold them together. The wall is held up by a special construction method and by its own weight, and the stones must be carefully selected by shape to ensure that they have a large contact surface area with their neighbours and so do not slip. Containing sheep in specific fields is the main reason for the existence of dry stone walls. Also, they are a thing of beauty, they last much longer than 'wet' walls, and they're safer than fences when it comes to herding in wildlife. Besides, what else is there to do with all those stones cluttering up the countryside? The moors are bleak, the higher you go the less vegetation there is, nothing to stop the wind, wet walls would not stand a chance, but now the wind just ‘whistles’ through the stones! THANX for ALL your comments and visits, so appreciated, M, (*_*) For more of my other work visit here: www.indigo2photography.co.uk IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (BY LAW!!!) TO USE ANY OF MY image or TEXT on websites, blogs or any other media without my explicit permission. © All rights reserved