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A few weeks ago I was walking the dog in the Asserbos and I was busy taking photos to depict spring. You can read more about that in this blog post. And while I was doing that, it occurred to me that it would be nice to take photos that show just the opposite. The new beginning of spring would then be offset by the end of life. It seemed to me a nice contrast between two extremes, which are of course absolutely connected.

I felt like I had already taken the first photo. Shortly before, I had seen an old magnolia leaf lying on the grass at home. All the leaf pulp had already decayed and only the veins remained. So that seemed like an excellent first candidate to me. Now it was time to find the remaining two to complete this triptych.

In the end, it didn't take me very long to find the subjects for the other two photos. Moreover, all in all I am quite satisfied with it. These are three completely different subjects, in which the decay and the ravages of time clearly emerge. Ultimately there are only three photos for these two series, but I certainly enjoyed searching for and taking photos of subjects with a specific theme in mind. And because you impose a certain restriction on yourself, it can also be a good exercise to look at things differently than you are normally used to.


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