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Aug 01

Wattle Spring The idea of only 4 equal seasons is a euro-centric notion that doesn’t apply in much of the world. Some places have three seasons one of which is ‘dust’. Aboriginal  Australians often thought in terms of six seasons tied in to what food was available at each time. I think of wattle blooming as the herald of the local spring and today is a perfect August spring day and our acacia is blooming wonderfully after building up to it for a month or so. A kind of golden grace. www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #floralfriday   #HOME   #seasons   #RvK

Wattle Spring The idea of only 4 equal seasons is a euro-centric notion that doesn’t apply in much of the world. Some places have three seasons one of which is ‘dust’. Aboriginal  Australians often thought in terms of six seasons tied in to what food was available at each time. I think of wattle blooming as the herald of the local spring and today is a perfect August spring day and our acacia is blooming wonderfully after building up to it for a month or so. A kind of golden grace.

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

Jul 28

Breakfast beauty always delightful when Libby finds a plant is flowering and brings it inside to enjoy www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #RvK   #orchid

Breakfast beauty always delightful when Libby finds a plant is flowering and brings it inside to enjoy

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

Jul 24

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

abstract nature

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#RvK   #abstract   #nature   #australia

Jul 20

bit of a squeeze - BhutanFestival days can be very congested and this woman is trying to avoid navigating the crowds by taking a ‘short cut’. Bhutanese all wear their best clothes for this special events.This is an image from our book Bhutan Heartlandhttp://www.amazon.com/Bhutan-Heartland-Travels-Thunder-Dragon/dp/1921361743We head back to Bhutan in September/October with a group of keen travellers and photographers. Both this trip and the Japan tour are full.Sign up here to be informed of future trips http://robertvankoesveld.com/about-robert-van-koesveld/ #Bhutan   #festival   #phototour   #RvK

bit of a squeeze - Bhutan

Festival days can be very congested and this woman is trying to avoid navigating the crowds by taking a ‘short cut’. Bhutanese all wear their best clothes for this special events.
This is an image from our book Bhutan Heartland
http://www.amazon.com/Bhutan-Heartland-Travels-Thunder-Dragon/dp/1921361743

We head back to Bhutan in September/October with a group of keen travellers and photographers. Both this trip and the Japan tour are full.
Sign up here to be informed of future trips
 http://robertvankoesveld.com/about-robert-van-koesveld/

#Bhutan   #festival   #phototour   #RvK

Jul 14

misty, moisty, morning -  an image for  #monochromemonday  from my Water Towns album.  #mist  +Monochrome Monday  #RvK   #china   www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

misty, moisty, morning -  an image for #monochromemonday from my Water Towns album.

  #mist +Monochrome Monday  #RvK   #china  

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

Jul 13

go boldly forth … - another image from my SOUTH (very), my G+ antarctica album  #south   #antarctica   #penguin   #nature   #photography   www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK

go boldly forth …
another image from my SOUTH (very), my G+ antarctica album  #south   #antarctica   #penguin   #nature   #photography  

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

Jul 10

melting at the end of a glacier, Antarctica.(reshare from my SOUTH album on G+) www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #melting   #antarctica   #glacier   #photography   #RvK

melting at the end of a glacier, Antarctica.
(reshare from my SOUTH album on G+)

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

#melting   #antarctica   #glacier   #photography   #RvK

Jul 05

winterspring there is a season between winter and spring at home. One moment icy the next warming sun.  #grevillea   #HOME   #season   #flowerphotography   www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK

winterspring there is a season between winter and spring at home. One moment icy the next warming sun. #grevillea   #HOME   #season   #flowerphotography  

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

Jul 03

traditional style - A woman, high on the Tibetan plateau mixes a bunny motif with her local attire. #Tibet   #Plateau   #style   #travelphotography  Her cheek colouring however speaks of the the harsh and cold climate, rather than fashion. She runs a business selling prayer flags for which there is a very ready market in Tibet. www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #RvK

traditional style - A woman, high on the Tibetan plateau mixes a bunny motif with her local attire. #Tibet   #Plateau   #style   #travelphotography  Her cheek colouring however speaks of the the harsh and cold climate, rather than fashion. She runs a business selling prayer flags for which there is a very ready market in Tibet.

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

Jul 01

In for the long haul these two monks were part group taking a few days to chant a particular text.  #buddhism   #monks   #Tibet   #presence   #lovingkindness  They were flexible and warmly gestured to me to sit in when I visited their monastery high on the Tibetan plateau. They were chanting a  chenrizi text, loving kindness, and they certainly seemed to embody that spirit. www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK

In for the long haul these two monks were part group taking a few days to chant a particular text. #buddhism   #monks   #Tibet   #presence   #lovingkindness  

They were flexible and warmly gestured to me to sit in when I visited their monastery high on the Tibetan plateau. They were chanting a  chenrizi text, loving kindness, and they certainly seemed to embody that spirit.


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

Jun 30

Easy Riders - Two Tibetan men in a Plateau town directly meet the camera’s gaze. #Tibet   #Presence   #livingculture  .These towns have an amazing ‘wild west’ quality. Lots of bikes and horses mixing with hard worked vehicles. These men would traditionally be Yak herders, and probably still are, though many have been ‘resettled’. Their dress reflects a commitment to maintaining their proud culture.The man on the right is astride his motor bike outfitted with carpets. Riding in these icy cold conditions must be bone chilling at times. www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Easy Riders - Two Tibetan men in a Plateau town directly meet the camera’s gaze. #Tibet   #Presence   #livingculture  .
These towns have an amazing ‘wild west’ quality. Lots of bikes and horses mixing with hard worked vehicles. These men would traditionally be Yak herders, and probably still are, though many have been ‘resettled’. Their dress reflects a commitment to maintaining their proud culture.The man on the right is astride his motor bike outfitted with carpets. Riding in these icy cold conditions must be bone chilling at times.

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

Jun 29

Tea Time-anytime rain does not stop the harvest for tea workers in Assam. #tea   #assam #rain   www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #RvK

Tea Time-anytime rain does not stop the harvest for tea workers in Assam. #tea   #assam #rain  

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

Jun 28

Apatani Shaman - this very old man was encouraged to pose for this image by his family when we visited their village home. He certainly gave me an intense gaze which has been made more dramatic by the lighting inside the smoky room. I am working on a photo tour to revisit this area and the wonderful Majouli island area. Details to come. Here the mail list link - http://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-updated/ www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #RvK   #india   #apatani   #photography   #tour   #shamanism

Apatani Shaman - this very old man was encouraged to pose for this image by his family when we visited their village home. He certainly gave me an intense gaze which has been made more dramatic by the lighting inside the smoky room. I am working on a photo tour to revisit this area and the wonderful Majouli island area. Details to come. Here the mail list link - http://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-updated/

 www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #RvK  
#india   #apatani   #photography   #tour   #shamanism

Jun 27

it says something about our  winter, here in Perth , that our native plants can choose mid winter to flower and cheer our garden.Added to my HOME colour album for #floralfriday  www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK   #photography   #winter   #HOME

it says something about our  winter, here in Perth , that our native plants can choose mid winter to flower and cheer our garden.

Added to my HOME colour album for #floralfriday  www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ 

#RvK   #photography   #winter   #HOME

Jun 26

There is a time … when the warm winter sun is low enough to gently find it’s way into the black bamboo at home. (Bamboo & Nandina)www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ #RvK   #Home   #bamboo   #warmwintersun

There is a time … when the warm winter sun is low enough to gently find it’s way into the black bamboo at home. (Bamboo & Nandina)

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

#RvK   #Home   #bamboo   #warmwintersun