Crash .
We had a strange encounter on the dutch Wadden Sea island Terschelling, that very same – long – moment of the crash of the Malaysian MH17 plane with 300 people 15.20 dutch time (CEST) July 17, 2014.

Encounter ~
We were unaware of the MH17 crashing at that very moment far away in Ukraine , while my wife and I – cycling on the dutch island Terschelling – had that strange accidental encounter at the crossing of winding bicycle paths in the middle of the woods of West-Terschelling , where we came across family – our (grand)children – also touring there by bike.

Crash ~
The MH17 Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200 plane crashed after being hit by a Russian-made Buk missile over Ukraine, near the Ukrainian- Russian border. All 298 occupants (including ~ 200 dutch) were killed.

Feathers on our path ~
Next , an hour later – the first picture I made were these feathers on our path at Terschelling.
Crash ~ Music : Europa by Yehezkel Raz | Artlist ~ Film : 20200718 Michel van der Burg | |


NOTE – additional explanation:
The confluence concerns 2 matters:
1) a completely unexpected meeting in the middle of the forest with family .. which in retrospect turns out to have taken place at the time of the crash (image of that meeting here in slow motion as a ‘strip’); and
2) the first photo I took shortly thereafter – of bird feathers on the ground – could in retrospect symbolize a crash …

Light on the Horizon

Light on the Horizon

First sunlight on a cloudy day around Midwinter (Winter Solstice) on the west coast of the Noordsvaarder – the sand bank that joined to the west end of the dutch island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea around 1900 – with the surf sound of the nearby North Sea mixing with the wind. Music : Slowly Understanding by Yehezkel Raz | Artlist
Film : 20191230 Michel van der Burg | |

Horses at Sunset

Horses at Sunset
Horses at sunset in the polder grasslands around Alphen in Holland, November 2015. Pinhole film using a SLR Magic ‘Toy’ Pin Hole cap – f/128 aperture, 12mm focal length (24mm-equivalent), 84° angle view – mounted on a Olympus Micro Four Third camera (E-PM1). Music : Carousel by Yehezkel Raz | Artlist
Film : 20191112 Michel van der Burg | |


Hands-free filming with the hand-controlled Mavic … following low in the Green Heart of Holland (drone film test last week) – Maveric was the preversion name for the DJI Mavic Air drone. Music : Continuance by Yehezkel Raz | Artlist
Film : 20191102 Michel van der Burg | |