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Forum: Photos 08-18-2019, 11:07 AM
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Posted By holmertz
Hello Bev and Paul, I was also unfamiliar with...

Hello Bev and Paul,
I was also unfamiliar with japiey, so I looked him up. Unfortunately his entire gallery is gone.
Greetings,
Gert
Forum: Photos 08-18-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: planket

Hello Kasia,
Thank you for your kind words and for the three critiques yesterday.
Like Halong Bay the Planket show is getting more and more crowded every year. It was difficult to see the photos...
Forum: Photos 08-17-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 28
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: Thanks Kasia

Hello Kasia,
I am quite happy with this photo myself, especially considering the terrible state of the negative, so I am glad you like it. Thank you very much for making it a favourite.
Have a nice...
Forum: Photos 08-16-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: very likely

Thank you Kasia,
Although I haven't been back here for 44 years I am pretty sure they still use camels, or dromedaries actually. They were not meant for tourists, because I was rather alone, and...
Forum: Photos 08-14-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: quicker

Thank you Kasia,
I think the bus eventually overtook the ox cart...
So, is that Theroux book any good? I had a feeling he was getting old and tired and not as much fun as a few decades ago....
Forum: Photos 08-14-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: old scan

Thank you John for your kind remarks and for adding this to tour favourites.
This is actually an old scan, made years ago but improved with PSE recently. I adjusted the terrible original colours and...
Forum: Photos 08-11-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 26
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: Thanks again Kasi

Hello Kasia,
Thanks again for your kind remarks today and for adding this to your favs. But you make me worry that you are still planning a trip to Mali...:( Please don't.
As for that book you are...
Forum: Photos 08-11-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By holmertz
To emka: no need

Hello Malgo,
Thank you for your comments today. Brunei should not be an impossible country for you, but there should be absolutely no reason to go there. There is not much worth seeing, and I have a...
Forum: Photos 08-09-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By holmertz
A similar thing happened to me in Baku, when I...

A similar thing happened to me in Baku, when I was taking photos in the government district. I just said "tourist", which was enough.
Gert
Forum: Photos 08-09-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 45
Posted By holmertz
I also tried to correct it without any success....

I also tried to correct it without any success. Very strange.
Gert
Forum: Photos 08-09-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By holmertz
This has happened to me too a few times. I solved...

This has happened to me too a few times. I solved it the same way.
Gert
Forum: Photos 08-08-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By holmertz
To kasianowak: excluded sky

Hello Kasia,
Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, there was a lot more washed out sky originally but I thought I reasonably saved two of these photos by cropping heavily at the top. I didn't want...
Forum: Photos 08-07-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By holmertz
I already told John that I will have a surprise...

I already told John that I will have a surprise for you all coming up. :cool:

Gert
Forum: Photos 08-07-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: cheers

Thank you Bev,
I think he was just cheering me. In case he tried to stop me he was very unsuccessful.
By the way, did you notice I recently found a photo taken by Ann several years ago. She told me...
Forum: Photos 08-07-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 27
Posted By holmertz
To Gerrit: compare

Thanks Gerrit, I will look forward to your photo.
Gert
Forum: Photos 08-07-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By holmertz
To emka: another mistake

Hello Malgo,
Thanks for your comments and for seeing my mistake. I have corrected it now. The weather is often bad in Hué. I think because of its location near a chain of mountains it receives a lot...
Forum: Photos 08-07-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By holmertz
Hello John, I chose this scanner mainly because...

Hello John,
I chose this scanner mainly because it was what I could easily find without searching the entire city or ordering something online. I guess I wouldn't trust something very much cheaper...
Forum: Photos 08-06-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By holmertz
To tyro: new scanner

Thank you John, it's as always nice to see you on the site.

I used to have a Nikon Coolscan, but the new scanner is a Plustek Opticfilm 8200i SE (does anyone know what all those figures and...
Forum: Photos 08-06-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Posted By holmertz
I had the impression Danes were keen to see...

I had the impression Danes were keen to see themselves as laid-back free thinkers, blaming Swedes for being soulless politically correct conformists.
Gert
Forum: Photos 08-06-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 43
Posted By holmertz
Jorge, When I made a long journey in Asia...

Jorge,

When I made a long journey in Asia 1972-73 I didn't bring all my money as a safety measure. When I was running out of money I asked my brother to send me the rest from a special account. He...
Forum: Photos 08-05-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By holmertz
To emka: new scanner

Thank you Malgo,
It's a scanner for slides and negatives. I use the same software, downloaded from the net, as with the other one, so the results should be more or less the same. This one is...
Forum: Photos 08-05-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 41
Posted By holmertz
To gervaso: tourists

Thank you Alexandre,
1993 was the first year that foreigners were allowed to travel individually and wherever they wished, with no special permits required and no need for official guides. So...
Forum: Photos 08-05-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By holmertz
To Royaldevon: changes

Thank you Bev,
I think the buildings in the old part of Hanoi look the same today as in the early 1990's, but there is sure to be a lot more motorbikes and cars. The pollution has obviously...
Forum: Photos 08-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By holmertz
To jean113: year

Hello Jean,
According to the winery's home page it was built between 1998 and 2001.
Best regards,
Gert
Forum: Photos 08-02-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 40
Posted By holmertz
To emka: Thank you Malgo

Hello again Malgo,
I didn't notice before that you had added this to your favourites. Now I have seen it, so I want to thank you. I makes me very happy.
Kind regards,
Gert
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