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About hansvandam

Er is veel veranderd sinds ik op mijn 9e jaar mijn eerste camera kreeg. Een "clackje" met een heuse geelfilter erin gebouwd. Uitermate modern voor die tijd, zeker wanneer je bedenkt dat het toestel ook nog de keuze bood tussen een opnametijd van 1/25sec en 1/50sec. Je kon er werkelijk alle kanten mee op. De filminleg - een rolletje van 12 stuks 6x6 opnamen, waarbij achterop de camera in een rood venstertje de nummers verschenen - was nog het meest moeilijke. Wat was ik trots op mijn eerste foto die ik na een week kon ophalen bij de plaatselijke fotograaf waar de camera ook gekocht was… THE MAGIC WORLD !!!!! In de nieuwe digitale wereld lijkt alles maakbaar. De essentie blijven zoeken in een beeld en deze op een unieke wijze weergeven met de technische mogelijkheden van vandaag, vraagt een continue blijven volgen van ontwikkelingen. Er gaat echter niets boven ons magistrale oog dat zoveel meer kan zien dan een camera. I love it…. Een dag zonder fotografie is een dag niet beleefd…..

DAY 032 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – MOVIE

Today, in the polder, I made my first movie (later more). It’s a pleasure to be over there, because the sun is shining and it’s a little windy out there. So I enjoyed and meanwhile you see swans passing by and hear goose up in the sky. A little coot flies away, scared as she is for the swan, starting to fly. It feels like the poster of KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines), because the sky is filled bleu. Anyway I like my b&w to compose and to see the light falling.

ENJOY!

 

By |2 juli, 2019|100 DAY JOURNAL (2), Fotografie, Landschap, Natuur|0 Comments

DAY 031 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – DUTCHY

How Dutchy can it be…..! It’s a windy day and I photographed it. In my mind I saw the image and so I went to the mills of Kinderdijk. As I aspected there were lots of tourists from Japan and I heard some Belgians too. I did not aspect to receive a postcard from a man on his bike, saying: “A free picture for you sir”. So I accepted it, because it’s free and I am Dutch, you know. I did not aspect it to come from ‘the bible belt’. On the backside he had printed: “Lord, save me!’. I do not think it was about the windy day….. So I enjoyed in my own way an I hope he did too.

ENJOY !

DAY 030 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – GARLIC

Today I saw new garlic. Garlic from a back-garden. I made a black and white picture of it.  I like black and white above colour. I don’t know why, but it feels that way.

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By |30 juni, 2019|100 DAY JOURNAL (2), Fotografie, Natuur, Seizoenen|0 Comments

DAY 029 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – FLYING

It takes a couple of weeks before they fly away. The seeds of the tree in my garden. Did you know I can fly too? I am not only a photographer but I am a flyer too. I fly in my dreams. I fly low over fields and people are looking at me. They wave and ask ‘how do you do that?’. I never give any answer. According to my daughter this happens early in the morning. I do not harm anybody. So I like to go on with it like my tree does within some weeks.

ENJOY !

 

DAY 028 – 100 DAY JOURNAL(2) – FANTASY

I just remembered my daily journal. I almost forgot it for today. So I have to use my fantasy. I just red something about “playing all day”. Nice is it, don’t you think? Playing  is using your fantasy. Like I do right now. I found a toy car in the window of my bedroom and I made a picture of it. Doing nothing else but playing. So

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By |28 juni, 2019|100 DAY JOURNAL (2), CLOSE TO HOME, Fotografie|0 Comments

DAY 027 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – HARVEST

The first harvest of my back- garden! I love it! ‘It’s a beautiful day’ sung good old Freddy Mercury. Meaning something different I think. But I’am sure he could have meant it. Anyway I do! So

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DAY 026 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – RECOGNISE

I think you recognise the flower I photographed this evening. She is well known by herself especially in France. I remember some holidays I met her before. Anyway the evening sun gives a special feeling yo every image.  I like the diagonal in the square format. So for tonight:

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By |26 juni, 2019|100 DAY JOURNAL (2), Landschap, LIGHT, Natuur, Seizoenen|0 Comments

DAY 025 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – PROBLEMS

This shot I made with my Fiji X Pro2. A mirrorless camera. I first saw the Jasmin in France during a holliday over there. It was 2008 July.


I made it with my Canon 5D at that time.

Nowadays I mostly shoot my 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) with my iPhone, because it’s easy shooting. The filters I use are from Snapseed most of the time.

However I mostly like the shots made by my Xpro2. Maybe you guess why.

I think I have a problem. Which one to choose. I think I follow my heart.

ENJOY!

 

By |25 juni, 2019|100 DAY JOURNAL (2), Natuur, Straatfotografie|0 Comments

DAY 024 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – AIRCO

According to the wheater forecast the temperature rises up to 30-31 degrees Celsius. This means full use of airco systems, where ever they may be. As I am not the owner of a beast like that I am going to swim. I think this evening to be a perfect moment. So think about that noisy thing and meanwhile:

ENJOY!

 

DAY 023 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – WOODY

Some years ago I’ve got Woody Woodpecker during my birthday. I built it on a tree in front of my house. As I planned to move I tried to take Woody with me. Impossible. Woody seems to love his tree as he does not move for one millimeter. To the new owners of my house I advise:

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