(always) Learning to See ...

Oct 21

Day 2 of the Black and White Photography Challenge for which I have to post a B&W image for 5 consecutive days at the invitation of my friend +France Leclerc -Home Briefly-morning light  #RvK   #home


Day 2 of the Black and White Photography Challenge for which I have to post a B&W image for 5 consecutive days at the invitation of my friend +France Leclerc -Home Briefly-morning light #RvK   #home

Oct 20

First day of the Black and White Photography Challenge for which I have to post a B&W image for 5 consecutive days at the invitation of my friend +France Leclerc This is a young nun sitting on a roof. Maybe she was there to keep birds off the fruit and chillies that were drying, maybe just because!
#RvK   #blackandwhitephotography   #Bhutan

First day of the Black and White Photography Challenge for which I have to post a B&W image for 5 consecutive days at the invitation of my friend +France Leclerc This is a young nun sitting on a roof. Maybe she was there to keep birds off the fruit and chillies that were drying, maybe just because!

#RvK   #blackandwhitephotography   #Bhutan

preparation for hell These dancers don masks which aim to prepare watchers so they will be ready to face terrifying beings they might meet after death and thereby journey on to their next incarnation. #Bhutan   #RvK    I am still working on the trip notes and locking down details of our Bhutan Photo Tour 2015. It will go up in a few days. Add your email to the mail list here http://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-updated/ to be updated as soon as it is launched and also for Japan and India trips once they are finalised.

preparation for hell These dancers don masks which aim to prepare watchers so they will be ready to face terrifying beings they might meet after death and thereby journey on to their next incarnation. #Bhutan   #RvK    I am still working on the trip notes and locking down details of our Bhutan Photo Tour 2015. It will go up in a few days. Add your email to the mail list here http://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-updated/ to be updated as soon as it is launched and also for Japan and India trips once they are finalised.

Oct 19

eyes on Bhutan I am working on the trip notes and locking down details of our Bhutan Photo Tour 2015. It will go up in a few days. Add your email to the mail list here http://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-updated/ to be updated as soon as it is launched and also for Japan and India trips once they are finalised.  #RvK   #photographytour

eyes on Bhutan I am working on the trip notes and locking down details of our Bhutan Photo Tour 2015. It will go up in a few days. Add your email to the mail list here http://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-updated/ to be updated as soon as it is launched and also for Japan and India trips once they are finalised. #RvK   #photographytour

Studying together Bhutan

Studying together Bhutan

Oct 18

Preparation - Monks help a dancer get ready for a sacred festival dance in Bhutan last week. A quick edit while I am experimenting with Irident Developer which seems to be doing a markedly better (if slower)  job than LR, working with the Raw Fuji files.www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0  #RvK   #irident   #Fuji   #fujixt1   #Bhutan   #sacred

Preparation - Monks help a dancer get ready for a sacred festival dance in Bhutan last week. A quick edit while I am experimenting with Irident Developer which seems to be doing a markedly better (if slower)  job than LR, working with the Raw Fuji files.

www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #RvK   #irident   #Fuji   #fujixt1   #Bhutan   #sacred

Oct 16

Last Light - Ladakh - I can’t explain the glow in the sky but it might be low clouds reflecting the sun hitting the snow capped mountains. Captured during a fantastic trip with +Matt Brandon and +Piet Van den Eynde . Matt has that great offer thats doing the rounds available on his blog right now ($2000 worth of photography tools for $89)  http://thedigitaltrekker.com/category/blog/  with the profits going to the On Field Media Project charity. So an extra reason to use his link and shine some light that way :) #RvK   #shine   #ladakh

Last Light - Ladakh - I can’t explain the glow in the sky but it might be low clouds reflecting the sun hitting the snow capped mountains. Captured during a fantastic trip with +Matt Brandon and +Piet Van den Eynde . Matt has that great offer thats doing the rounds available on his blog right now ($2000 worth of photography tools for $89)  http://thedigitaltrekker.com/category/blog/  with the profits going to the On Field Media Project charity. So an extra reason to use his link and shine some light that way :)

#RvK   #shine   #ladakh

Oct 14

and as the sun sets ….. we wend our way back home from Bhutan. (Details of next years photo tour soon). Really delightful group of guests and lots of fine images. Always a pleasure ‘working’ with +Peter Eastway  who has helped all our guests make better images.Home for 2 weeks tonight, then back to Japan.  #RvK

and as the sun sets ….. we wend our way back home from Bhutan. (Details of next years photo tour soon). Really delightful group of guests and lots of fine images. Always a pleasure ‘working’ with +Peter Eastway  who has helped all our guests make better images.
Home for 2 weeks tonight, then back to Japan. #RvK

Oct 11

Confluencewww.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0  #RvK   #Bhutan

Confluence

www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #RvK   #Bhutan

Oct 10

Blessing Village women hold sacred water in their cupped hands, during a three day local village ceremony in Bhutan.www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0  #RvK   #sacred   #Bhutan

Blessing Village women hold sacred water in their cupped hands, during a three day local village ceremony in Bhutan.

www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #RvK   #sacred   #Bhutan

Oct 09

Spiritual PracticeMonks rehearsing before donning their headgear for the powerful black hat dance, yesterday in Bhutan.www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0  #RvK   #Bhutan   #Sacred   #dance   #buddhist

Spiritual Practice
Monks rehearsing before donning their headgear for the powerful black hat dance, yesterday in Bhutan.

www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #RvK   #Bhutan   #Sacred   #dance   #buddhist

Oct 04

Village woman attending a four day ritual. This was the second day which required no eating or speaking at all.
#bhutan #reverence

Village woman attending a four day ritual. This was the second day which required no eating or speaking at all.
#bhutan #reverence

Oct 03

a dragon eats the moon in Bhutan - www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK   #Bhutan   #neverending

a dragon eats the moon in Bhutan

www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #RvK   #Bhutan   #neverending

Sep 30

Paro dzong and cantilevered bridge. Arrived in Paro and headed straight to dancers at the dzong. Perfect start

Paro dzong and cantilevered bridge. Arrived in Paro and headed straight to dancers at the dzong. Perfect start

Sep 28

Threshing Zho a group of ZHo (Zo, Dzho, Dzom …) hybrids of yak and cow engaged in threshing the wheat after harvest in Lamayuru, Ladakh.www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK   #ladakh   #zho

Threshing Zho a group of ZHo (Zo, Dzho, Dzom …) hybrids of yak and cow engaged in threshing the wheat after harvest in Lamayuru, Ladakh.

www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #RvK   #ladakh   #zho