This evening I finished the Architecture Workshop at the van Eesteren museum. The workshop was the 1st of it’s kind and was given by architecture photographer Michel Claus. With 2 theory evenings and 1 practise afternoon I think the time was too short to get a firm grip on the subject. Anyway, I’ve uploaded some pics I took during the practise. All pics are editted on the iPad2 with the new Snapseed app. Enjoy!
This post is dedicated to my neighbourhood ‘Bos en Lommer’. I’ve lived here since 1994 and since then it’s only getting better. Bos en Lommer is located in the west part of Amsterdam.
Last July my family, aunt, uncle and cousins from Canada came over to the Netherlands on holiday. To celibrate their 40th wedding anniversary my aunt and uncle arranged a BBQ for the entire family. As one of the presents my other aunts and uncle arranged a folk dance group to perform old dance and songs. The dance group, from the Salland region, wore traditional costumes. Before their performance I took some pics of the dance group. All pictures are taken with the 50mm F1.8 lens and are processed in Lightroom. Enjoy!
One of the coolest things I did this year was visiting some abandoned places. Since I live in Amsterdam it’s hard to find places nearby which are worth to visit. I visited an old factory and a former psychiatric hospital.
One of the photography course subjects was night photography. Armed with tripods we strolled down the Jordan area in Amsterdam to shoot some nice pics.
Some months later I joined a Flickr meet Amsterdam trip. With 6 guys (Stewart, Jeroen, Rod, Vit and Arjen) we started walking in the Amstelstation area, after this we took the subway to the Waterloo square and walked to the Rembrandt square where we ended the trip with some beers.
One of the topics in my photography course was contrast. To practise we went to an old papermill close to Amsterdam. Obective was to only shoot b&w pics. Of course I’ve also created some HDR’s.
The papermill, dated 1692, ‘De Schoolmeester’ is a smock mill in Westzaan, Noord Holland, the Netherlands which is maintained in full working order. It is the only wind powered paper mill in the world.
Shot at the new Central Station Bus Terminal during the 3rd Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk, Amsterdam location. The HDR pictures have been created from 3 RAW files and are processed in Photomatix, Photoshop and Lightroom.
The last couple of weeks I’ve been using my 50mm lens somewhat more. I’ve tried to use it at F1.8 to get the biggest Bokeh effect. Let me know what you think!
I’m always looking for reflections in objects. In this post you will see some of the reflections I came across in Amsterdam.
In 2009 I’ve made a series of shots in the parking garage of my appartment complex. 2 reasons, 1st to experience with HDR and the 2nd one as task for my photography course.
Last Tuesday I went on “Haven Safari” through the harbors of Amsterdam and Zaandam. Saw amazing stuff I never knew about the harbor. We also visited a building on a former military compound, Hembrugterrein, where they used to fabricate and test ammunition. Unfortunately only 1 inside shot because we could only stay here for less than 10 minutes.