Week one in the new year! It’s been raining and storming here in Amsterdam this week, not the best conditions for my new (not weather-sealed) lens but here are some shots taken from under my umbrella-
Week 42! Autumn is definitely here… 5 pics:
(i) Composition by mother nature
(ii) Soaking up as much light as possible
(iii) Last bee of this year?
(iv) Unedited flower shot
(v) Same shot – Heavily edited version; fun, but not my style
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 🙂
When the birds don’t cooperate it’s nice to have the macro lens in the camera bag, so you don’t have to come home empty handed 😉
Five pictures taken yesterday in Amstelveen:
The yellow maple leaves are stubbornly hanging on and enjoying a bit of sunshine after the storm