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And then the clouds came ...
The perfect beach morning at the Baltic Sea this August did not last all day. Heavy clouds came, and we had to walk back to the car. As that was about 30 minutes away, we did not make it dry. 


Current Residence: Hilversum/The Netherlands
Personal Quote: "There is only the trying ..." (T.S. Eliot)

The day before yesterday this gallery passed the mark of 100 000 pageviews. After nine years on DA this may not be such an extraordinary success, but I am still deeply impressed by so much positive attention. Ever so many of you have followed my photographic activities since I started here in 2005: 2086 people have been watching my gallery, and the 1515 pictures have been viewed 1 308 268 times. The picture most viewed has got more than 40 000 views. These numbers are quite unbelievable to me. Let me once again say that I am most grateful for them.

Alas there a quite a few friends who have left DA in the meantime, but to my great joy so many new ones have joined the field. And I am very happy to find so much beauty here again and again.

While I have been less active at times, this gallery now has my full commitment again. Together with my jchanders-gallery on Redbubble (where generally I post different pictures) it provides a lot of pleasure and encouragement for me and so many of you.

Fortunately my health is no longer a source of acute worrying at the moment. And so I hope to be able to share more of the beauty of nature with you in the time to come. I may travel less than in the past, but the immediate surroundings of Hilversum and some trips during the year will hopefully keep providing enough interesting material. And there is luckily still some good stuff hidden in the archive, only waiting to be rediscovered.

To embellish this journal I add the 21 most popular pictures of this gallery. Enjoy!


April morning magic by jchanders The morning-light show by jchanders   Where the morning-fairies play by jchanders

A little corner in the park by jchanders In the enchanted forest by jchanders   A lonely horse by jchanders

Where do I go from here ... ? by jchanders Once again visiting dreamland by jchanders  In the blue forest by jchanders

Summermorning dream by jchanders   A perfect sunrise by jchanders  Morning endeavour by jchanders

Light on a dark path by jchanders Ah, November sunshine ... by jchanders  I could not resist it by jchanders

Further down the autumn bend by jchanders   Autumnal morning forest tour by jchanders  Enchanted in morning mist by jchanders

Life is light and colour by jchanders On a misty April morning ... by jchanders  Still on guard by jchanders


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Qwasimodous Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
Applemac12 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the fav Jürgen! :iconthank-youplz:
Tata-Sunny Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
jchanders Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
My pleasure altogether.
bamako Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
A much belated thanks for the fave of the "Monarch" .   It's been a month since I've last logged onto  dA.
Hope all is well with you.
jchanders Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
You are most welcome. Yes, everything is ok. Hope so for you too. Nice to hear from you again. All the best, Juergen.
WalnutHill Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
:wave: Thanks for the fave on the little hummingbird!!  ;)  :iconhummingbirdplz:


jchanders Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Still very much my pleasure.
Betuwefotograaf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the favour, Jurgen
jchanders Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Still very welcome.
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