Beyond the chair …

This morning I shot shades of a chair from four different positions and in Photoshop I created five different blends (‘HDR-mergers’) and processed these individually with different brightness, detailing, coloring, gamma, etc.

Just for the sheer fun of it.

All thumbnails but is you click on it they enlarge.

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Out of South Africa 9: Simmerville

Last year we went on a 4-week journey to Europe and Canada. It was for the first time since more than 11 years that we had a holiday ‘out of (South) Africa. We mainly visited family and friends but in between we took time to travel around a bit. With my Sony Cybershot 7.2 I shot a few thousand low resolution pictures (average 100 kB each) so don’t expect much high quality. For this serie of 10 I selected about 30 pics.

Today’s images were made in Simmerville; a small historical village in a nature reserve in the Northern province Friesland. It’s there we discovered some stunning design furniture.

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One of these little things 7: the ornament

Most people have those invaluable things in and around the house. It can be a souvenir from a place visited; memories from childhood, a heirloom or whatever. I’ve made a photographic inventory in our house and I publish the images in this blog, one by one. They are all in B&W.

Today some attention for our chest; and more in specific the ornament on top. It’s a signature piece made by the famous Dutch furniture maker Jaap Glandorff. I got to know him in the beginning of his career when his prices were still affordable for a wider public. In those days het was getting a name as the guy who made chairs based on an upside down Mongolian horse-saddle. These ergonomic chairs were ideal for people with back problems. Can you imagine; sitting on hard (maple) wood without cushion for hours and still relaxing? He customized (still does I believe) for every individual customer with back problems!

The pictured ornament is an original Mongolian sign but I forgot the meaning of it. Anybody?