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Title: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 12, 2018, 22:42:30
1(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1795/30132299178_3fb3dac14b_o.jpg)

2(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1778/30132038308_dcd207388b_o.jpg)

3(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1791/29063210907_4f5ea2c855_o.jpg)

4(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1774/29063210507_93653a2ec5_o.jpg)

5(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1836/30132040148_c89fbcab61_o.jpg)

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Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: Jack Dahlgren 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
Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: Akira 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?
Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: armando_m on August 13, 2018, 04:11:36
What an interesting location

Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: tommiejeep 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  :(
Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: Fons Baerken 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 (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.

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8g



Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: Jan Anne 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
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1153/1018937002_679733a617_z.jpg?zz=1)[/url]
D200 with Tokina 12-24, August 2007

Christmas Selfie:
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2401/2128302689_f56ee3d8b0_z.jpg?zz=1)
D200 with Tokina 12-24, Dec 2007

Backlit sunrise
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3237/3156612890_a207da6236_z.jpg?zz=1)
D300 with 24-70/2.8, Dec 2008
Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: Fons Baerken 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
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1153/1018937002_679733a617_z.jpg?zz=1)[/url]
D200 with Tokina 12-24, August 2007

Christmas Selfie:
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2401/2128302689_f56ee3d8b0_z.jpg?zz=1)
D200 with Tokina 12-24, Dec 2007

Backlit sunrise
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3237/3156612890_a207da6236_z.jpg?zz=1)
D300 with 24-70/2.8, Dec 2008

thank you JA i remember these images from earlier days :)
Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: CS 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 (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.

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8g

A handsome and fascinating structure. I can see that it compels people to shoot it. Thanks for posting.  :)
Title: Re: Radio Kootwijk
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 15, 2018, 17:30:51
Thank you Carl