I know it’s only the 22nd of February, but Spring is coming! Here’s my first flower picture of the year, taken a few days ago 🙂
(In case it’s not obvious, I don’t own a macro lens anymore and I’m not fully familiar with my new camera but I’m learning as I go along!)
A day at the beach in Bloemendaal –
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s 10 °C and grey here in Amsterdam, not the most inspiring weather for playing around with my new Fuji.. I’m waiting for frost and snow, but in the meantime here’s a shot of dew instead.
Happy 3rd Advent everyone!
I photographed a grey heron (Ardea cinerea) but forgot to change the camera settings so I accidentally used the ones from my previous photo shoot. I adjusted it and took some more shots but when I reviewed the images later, I found that I actually like this one. The (wrong) settings created a more dramatic look, and I also left it uncropped. Lesson learned: It’s good to experiment and I might make this mistake on purpose in the future. 😉
The Bearded reedling (Panurus biarmicus) is one of my favourite birds, and I was lucky to encounter a flock a couple of days ago!
I don’t have a long zoom lens, so these images are heavily cropped (~30% of the original image!) though still reasonably sharp so I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.
A sweet moment between mother and child ❤
Photographed today in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen
Stat 1- Every two days, there are more pictures being taken than in the whole history of film photography.
Stat 2- There are more pictures being taken by iPhone than any other camera (~65%).
Stat 3- Before this weekend is over, there will be more photographs than bricks in the world. (Bricks!)
It makes me wonder, is there any point in taking photographs anymore, or has everything been done already?
Here are two pictures I’ve taken with my iPhone. I like both of them, even if they’re not particularly interesting or unique in any way. So is it okay to share them, or have we reached a point where we’ve had enough?
(1) The Hirschgebouw on Leidseplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(2) Autumn colours in Stadsparken, Jönköping, Sweden
Some pictures I took in Sweden last weekend:
(1) A little Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) peeking out from behind a tree
(2) Small mushrooms growing on a fallen tree trunk
(3) Clematis seed heads up close
(4) The autumn colours were wonderful. I was lucky; the day after I left it started to snow 🙂
Week 42! Apologies for the slow update.. I haven’t used my regular cameras at all in the past months, but instead I’ve been shooting analogue with Diana Mini and an old Konica – first film rolls are developed and the results are Terrible but Fun 🙂 Anyway, today I went to the forest and I brought my PS as well:
(1) Grey heron (Ardea cinerea)
(2) Mushroom family
(3) Sporophyte of the moss
Week 34 already! Here’s a Speckled Wood butterfly (Pararge aegeria) basking in the sun, we’re enjoying sunny summer days here in Amsterdam this week 🙂
Its face look a bit comical seen from the front.. Little Muppet!