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Fons Baerken

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Radio Kootwijk
« on: August 12, 2018, 22:42:30 »
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Jack Dahlgren

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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 00:19:32 »
What an interesting piece of history that I was completely unaware of.
Some great old photos of the place are here:
https://www.willemsmithistorie.nl/index.php/film/221-kootwijk

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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 00:31:47 »
I haven't yet read the article Jack linked, so I don't know anything about its background.  It just looks like some remnant of a military facility (RADAR site?) from the second world war.

The images look abstract, which I like.  Did you attend a model shooting session?
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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 04:11:36 »
What an interesting location

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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 08:16:10 »
Fons, I particularly like images 1 and 4.  The model and the kid trying to see in (with Smartphone in hand) is cool.
I agree with Jack, interesting part of history which I knew nothing about.
Now you need to travel to Malabar/Java to complete the circuit  ;D
Thanks for posting
Tom
ps would be better if I could read the old newspaper clippings found on the NET. Alas, my language capabilities do not stretch, all of the Dutch people I know (and have known) speak better English and German than I do  :(
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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 09:18:09 »
I had never been to this former radiostation never even knew where it was until a few months ago.
So we put the bikes on the car drove to a parkingplace nearby and from there rode our bikes.

(Here i have a link thats in English also https://radiokootwijk.nu for  some more information.)

Anyway it is a site very popular among photographers and also today there are enthousiasts doing shoots and where we stole some shots.

Photo 1 is hdr of a 3  bracketed images

on the two portraits i chose to soften up the images for the light was quite strong

the sheep is from a herd that was sheperded on the way we came.

Thank you for the responses and Jack for your contributions.

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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 10:04:11 »
Ah, a very familiair and iconic site as I hiked and (illegally) slept in the surrounding woods a few times so thanks for bringing back those memories Fons :)

A friend of mine actually did the reconstruction of part of the former radio building, repainting it and replacing some of the glass.

It's next to a military shooting range btw which contains a hidden pond named Gerritsflesch which is very photogenic and well known within the local photographic community. It does involve crawling through a fence and when the military police does catch you the fines can be pretty steep, I went there a couple of times roughly a decade ago when I was still actively doing local landscapes and luckily was never caught.

Here's a few from a decade ago, please be aware I was only just getting into photography back then and the D200 was my first SLR ever ;D

HDR Sunrise
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D200 with Tokina 12-24, August 2007

Christmas Selfie:

D200 with Tokina 12-24, Dec 2007

Backlit sunrise

D300 with 24-70/2.8, Dec 2008
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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 12:05:45 »
Ah, a very familiair and iconic site as I hiked and (illegally) slept in the surrounding woods a few times so thanks for bringing back those memories Fons :)

A friend of mine actually did the reconstruction of part of the former radio building, repainting it and replacing some of the glass.

It's next to a military shooting range btw which contains a hidden pond named Gerritsflesch which is very photogenic and well known within the local photographic community. It does involve crawling through a fence and when the military police does catch you the fines can be pretty steep, I went there a couple of times roughly a decade ago when I was still actively doing local landscapes and luckily was never caught.

Here's a few from a decade ago, please be aware I was only just getting into photography back then and the D200 was my first SLR ever ;D

HDR Sunrise
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D200 with Tokina 12-24, August 2007

Christmas Selfie:

D200 with Tokina 12-24, Dec 2007

Backlit sunrise

D300 with 24-70/2.8, Dec 2008

thank you JA i remember these images from earlier days :)

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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 18:28:19 »
I had never been to this former radiostation never even knew where it was until a few months ago.
So we put the bikes on the car drove to a parkingplace nearby and from there rode our bikes.

(Here i have a link thats in English also https://radiokootwijk.nu for  some more information.)

Anyway it is a site very popular among photographers and also today there are enthousiasts doing shoots and where we stole some shots.

Photo 1 is hdr of a 3  bracketed images

on the two portraits i chose to soften up the images for the light was quite strong

the sheep is from a herd that was sheperded on the way we came.

Thank you for the responses and Jack for your contributions.

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A handsome and fascinating structure. I can see that it compels people to shoot it. Thanks for posting.  :)
Carl

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Re: Radio Kootwijk
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2018, 17:30:51 »
Thank you Carl