Weekend retreat…



…though only (unfortunately) for one weekend.

Just had a great weekend staying in the Kasteel Westhove in Zeeland,  Netherlands – it is a hostel that has room for more than 100 people – we met with most of the family – great to catch up with those I have not seen for far too long…and to meet other members of the family I have not before too!

Pleasant walks in the woods to the beach – coffee in the beach cafe – good weather (though breezy at times) and excellent company!

I guess the only down side was that it was over so quickly – but we wont forget the kites, frisbees, the Loom Twister bands and the Netherlands beating Spain 5-1 (the less said about the England-Italy match the better).

This photograph was taken early on the Saturday morning – a gloriously sunny and still day at that time (it clouded over a bit later), but a good start to the weekend.

Post processing:  The usual ‘start’ preset to bring out the shadows and lower the highlights – graduated filter to darken the sky a little – a little sharpening and a slight vignette.


Technical details:

Nikon D80; 1/100s;f/5.6@27mm (18-70mm; f/3.5-4.5; Nikkor stock lens); Circular polariser; ISO100 – Handheld– Post processing in Lightroom 5