Gone fishing

in General by on February 14th, 2007

Self Portrait
Originally uploaded by DigitalHeMan.

Will be away for a week or so, off to the Bavarian Forest in Germany for some wildlife photography together with Claus Brandt of FotoCampus.

But I will return soon hopefully with some good shots to share with you all….. 🙂

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in General by on February 4th, 2007

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Before the Storm

in General by on January 25th, 2007

Before the Storm
Originally uploaded by DigitalHeMan.

The weather last week in the Netherlands was somewhat dramatic…. a storm raged through Noord Holland, with winds of up to 130kph, causing devastation and loss of life. Obvioulsy not really a time for photographs (unless you want your camera to get *really* wet), but by the next day we had bright skies again. This shot was taken a couple of days later, before another downpour, and I was able to take advantage of the water that had fallen before to give me some nice reflections.

Although I think the silhouettes worked quite well on this shot, it reminded me I still need to get some graduated ND filters so that I can get a better exposure match when there is a vast difference in the brightness between foreground and background…..

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2006 – Getting back into photography

in General by on January 17th, 2007

2006 really started at the end of 2005, when I met up with fellow Nikonians at a Nikonians Christmas get together in Brussels. One of the presentations was from the 2005 trip to Helgoland, and it wasn’t too long before Ferd, Patrick, and Claus had convinced me to go along on the 2006 trip to Helgoland in Germany in April.

I travelled up to Helgoland together with Ferd, and on arrival realised my rather modest photo outfit paled in significance to some of the big guns that were on display there. Luckily Claus had arranged with Nikon Professional Service in Germany to borrow some of their loaners, so there was enough big glass to get me hooked (and to provide me with a long shopping list once I returned to the Netherlands.)

Once I returned, having enjoyed 10 days of early morning to shoot the seals, and fun afternoons on bird’s rock, I made a visit to my dealer, Foto Konijnenberg in Den Ham, and returned home with all the goodies I would need for future trips, including a Nikon 200-400 VR, and the 70-200 🙂

Some of the photos from that that trip can be seen in my Flickr account, but here’s one for starters:

Northern Gannets
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Welcome!

in General by on January 17th, 2007

Welcome to my blog, thanks for stopping by. Not sure how this is going to progress, or how regularly it is going to be updated, but my intention with this blog is to share with you some of my photography, my impressions and opinions about photography, and what I am currently up to. Let me know what you think, and please feel free to leave me a comment!

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