vrijdag 30 december 2011

Friezenberg

Vorige week gefietst op de Friezenberg met cameratas en statief.

Last week I had a bike ride at the Friezenberg with camera bag and tripod.

Yep, edited this one in Lr.

No, it´s not concrete smurcked on a tree.

I don´t know their name, but they looked like balconies (upside down)

Shadows!
 Wat stop je in je compositie, of wat laat je buiten beeld?
What do you add to your composition or what do you leave?





Standpunt bepaald je beeld!
The place from where you shoot defines your pic!





Bij de onderstaande foto´s kun je zien wat sluitertijd doet, leuk he?
In the pics below you can see what shutterspeed does, nice he?



Andere compositie.
Different composition.



zaterdag 24 december 2011

Portrait

Soms heb je mensen die vragen je zeeeer kort van te voren. 
'Hé, ik moet nog een foto hebben.. eh.. straks.. Maarre, ook geprint..'
OK, een printje kun je krijgen, maar de prof print, daar moet je wel een 2 werk daagjes voorrekenen.

Sometimes you've got those folks who need a pic, but just think of it at the veeerrry last minute..
'Hey, I need a pic.. eh.. verrrry shortly.. But, eh, printed as well.'
OK you can get a print, but the prof print takes about 2 working days.


Know who this young lady is?

Seasonal Greetings

Part of Messiah (Händel)
'For unto us a Child is born'

vrijdag 16 december 2011

Another York time

OK, ik ben vrij vaak in Engeland geweest in 2011.. En dit is echt de laatste keer dat ik er geweest ben. Het was dan wel eind oktober.. een tijdje terug.
Deze keer was het met een werkweekje OA naar York en op de fiets naar Beningbrough Hall, verkleden was weer een must!)
York ligt in een vallei, dus je kunt nog behoorlijk 'Nederlands' fietsen, hoewel, met een paar kleine klimmetjes over bruggen.
NRM hebben we ook bezocht, het was vakantie in Engeland dus het was errug druk. Maar wel leuk met allemaal kindershows over reizen met de trein e.d.
's Middags hebben we met z'n allen in het zonnetje (!) heerlijk getead op een terrasje achter de York Minster.

OK, I have been quite a few times in England this year. And yes, this was the last time for this year. Is was at the of October.. some way back of December.
This time it was with a little workweek with teacher assistents in training. We went to York and biked(!) to Beninghbrough Hall and yep, dressing up was hot item again!
York is situated in a valley, so biking is not that difficult with an occasionally bridge to conquor.
We visited the NRM, it was holiday so it was really busy. But nice with all the kids shows going on about travelling by train in Vicorian times and so on.
And on the sunniest afternoon we had tea with the whole group outside a teashop behind the York Minster.
Isn't this a place to visit? It houses many pretty rooms and amazing places and spots. But also an amazing collection of the National Gallery. And best of all, they'll explain you everything in such a way that it comes to life!

So, how do we dress up?

Yeah, that was cool!


Ever thought of riding through puddled English country lanes?

Yes, I posted a pic of this shop earlier on, but now a glance in it.

Tea at Betsy's, yes you have to wait quite a time, luckily we didn't have to wait that long, 5min? 
It's chic, it's elegant, with a twist of Swiss style.
If it's too busy, don't worry, there more tea shops around the corner.
Although, it was good!

Britain without rain?

Morning broke with that wonderfull autumn light!

York Railway Station 
York has the oldest standing walls of England, isn't this cool?
And you can just walk there! 






Past relics of the railway system.



There was something going on, what? I have no idea, but it was quite intresting!

Betty's.. I've seen the Q waaaayyy longer!!


York Minster


So this is cream tea!!

Isn't this snuggy and nice?

After dinner time @ the ferry.

Safely back home (eh, nearly..).


maandag 12 december 2011

Cows in fog

Laatst werden deze stiertjes opgehaald en nieuwe weer in de wei gezet. Maar niet voordat ik naar buiten keek en mistige flarden opkwamen. Het was koud en na een paar foto's besloot ik weer naar binnen te gaan.
Ondertussen hield ik het licht in de gaten. Toen die roze kleurde heb ik de camera weer gepakt, jas aangeschoten en weer over het hek geklommen, de wei in (niet bij de kalveren, daar staat me te veel stroom op) om nog een paar andere foto's te kunnen pakken.
Vlak daarna werden deze kerels opgehaald en kwam een nieuwe lading.. die zijn nu gelukkig gewend, maar de eerste paar nachten waren ze wel heel erg luiddruchtig.. Met weemoed dacht ik aan deze jongens terug.

A while ago the little bulls were picked up and some new little'uns were placed in the field. But not before I casted a glance outside and fog was raising from the earth. It was cold and after a few shots I went back inside.
In the meanwhile I kept an eye on the changing light. When the sky turned pinkish I grabbed my camera again, ushered in my coat and rushed out to make it for some pics. I climbed in the field (not in the cow's pasture, it's too much heavy live-wired).
A few days after these photos were taken those guys were picked up and a new batch was placed in the field... happily they're used now to their new envorionment, but the first few nights they were quite noisy.. With regret I thought back of these boys.


I was in Fleurtje's field and she's very nosy! 
Tough guy, not impressed by a camera.

Do we trust you or not?!
I'm the man

Hey, she's only clicks with that camera occassionly, why worry?


Yeah, I dare to glance between my mates!

Well we've got a nice view, haven't we?


Fur left at the wire when the wire wasn't yet alive.
Charlotte, an old Shetland pony sharing with Fleurtje the stable and field, not that inquisitive anymore.