It’s the birthplace of my wife. In former days I travelled by ferry to the north of the capital. It’s still there and sometimes I go back. They still have the old lanterns. Nowadays with electricity.
A nice view when you look up. In the meantime spotting the old facades near the canals of the city. I love it.
Canon EOS 5D 70-200mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 200 – 200mm – F 2,8 – 1/2000sec – 2008, June
I had a walk in Berlin. Old stuff and new buildings near each other. I enjoyed it, especially the old scenery. You cannot imagine people lived over here during the cold war. Fearing every noise, every single day. Nowadays the old stuff is still there. For tourist sake I suppose. It’s good to take a photograph in order to never forget the circumstances people had to spent their lives.
Canon EOS 5D 24-70mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 400 – 52mm – F 8 – 1/125 – 2008, May
In former days it seems smiling was not done. Not done, because of the withhold of it on the puppet. Maybe the girl’s fantasy has been called as there’s just a little of it.
Use your fantasy…..! So,
Canon EOS 5D 70-200mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 100 – 78mm – F 2,8 – 1/500 – 2008, May.
Walking around in Tuscany I met this artist on a busy street. He performed very well as far as I could see. Lots of people were looking and did not forget the little basket he put aside. I think Leonardo would be proud after so many years. That way it’s a pleasure to walk around and to look at. In some way the street is always exiting.
Canon EOS 5D 70-200mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 200 – 70mm – F 4 – 1/125 – 2008, Apr.
Of course, being in Tuscany, you will never meet a church of a different believe. However I did not seek for it.
According to a Dutch performer, you are born catholic. A way of being. It’s in the blood.
I do not know how it is to be born as a photographer. Does it exist? At my birthday my father and mother gave me a Agfa Clack growing nine. I never regret that decision.
Canon EOS 5D – 24-70mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 100 – 24mm – F 2,8 – 1/5000sec – 2008, Apr.
But when you visit both “arena’s” you get the feeling. Or you want to play and compose, or you want to paint. In both cases you will get ‘the essence of life’.
That’s why I am once a year in one of those ‘arena’s’. And walking in Amsterdam in a feast for the eyes of a photographer.
Leica D LUX 3 – ISO 100 – 10,8mm – F 5,6 – 1/640sec – 2008 April.
I like the old stuff. This time I met some old boats in the harbour of Rotterdam, called “Oude Haven”. An appropriate name. A sailor, along by, was coiling a rope. I photographed him. I like the black and white version of the print. Just because the contrast. In reality everything was rusty.
Canon EOS 5D – 70-200mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 200 – 200mm – F 2,8 – 1/1250sec – 2008 March.
I think everybody has the discover whether the paint is wet or not. During a lifetime you discover everything. May there’s a truth in sayings. Maybe. I think so.
Anyway I saw this corner in black and white.
LEICA D-LUX 3 – ISO 100 – 63mm – F 2,8 – 1/20sec – 2008, March.