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These Boots are Made for Walking

Category: Personal

Before this winter I did not own winter boots. If could walk on high heel shoes all year round because the last real winter was more than 10 years ago. There was no need for them. But when this winter came round there was no other option but to go out and buy me some boots. I tried on about ten pairs and even more went through my hands but none were what I was looking for. Ronald bought a pair of snow shoes in the first store he entered and I became grumpy, convinced I would not find the right boot for me.

After walking around the city for an hour Ronald asked me if I wanted to go into this one store. Under protest I agreed mumbling I would not find anything. I looked around without confiction it was not to be today and then I rounded the corner and there they were waiting for me. Just my size. I tried them on and they were to big and my heart sank. They looked so good. The sales lady came to the rescue and with a small in lay sole the problem was solved.

I walked around on my boots through all the snow, icy streets and wet pavements. All the 31 days of snow and not one time did they fail me.

There was a little sunshine piercing through the clouds today and looking from the inside out I realised that walking on my boots this winter is coming to and end. I can not wait for Spring but when I see my boots waiting there for me at the door a become a little melancholic.

Thank you boots

 

 



In the Dark

Category: Personal

As I told before I am part of a photo club and we meet about once every two months. We have assignments, share the result of our work and critique eachother to improve our skills. One of the assignments we have for our upcoming meeting is night photography. Something I have never tried before and is a skill in itself. I have researched the topic and watched material of two night photographers. Their tips and tricks were very valuable. Off course I have to use a tripod, off course I have to set my camera to a longer shutterspeed, I opened my aperture to its maximum opening, set my lens to manual focus, I used my remote and set my camera to the 2 second self timer and I set my camera to Manual mode (the mode I usually photograph in) so I can use my camera lightmeter for every shot. As it was quite cold I took a fully charged battery and the most useful tip was to have patients not only while the shot is taken but also after when you do not see the result on you LCD screen. A photograph with an exposure of e.g. 20" took about that same amount of time to complete after the shot was taken.

Here some samples of my work.



The Smell of Fresh Cut Grass

Category: Personal

When I look outside I see today is gray. The snow is almost gone but the sun is nowhere in sight. The air is damp and the trees are still leafless.

I sigh because I long for some warmth in the air, I long to go out there with my golf clubs on my back with my new shoes on crunching the fresh cut grass. Ah the smell of fresh cut grass.

I not only long for this because it would mean Spring has arrived but also because we would be on our way to Summer.

I have to be patient which is not one of my strongest points. To make the waiting a little bearable I look at these photographs made on our home course last year and count the days.



Sweet Child of Mine

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My friend Karin has given birth! A little later than expected but he is here a beautiful little boy called Boaz! He had to stay in the hospital for a couple of days but this weekend they could finally take him home. The other day I was there and was the first for cake to celebrate his arrival. They had ordered a special blue and white birth cake and I must say this cake was delicious.

Of course I took my camera along and captured some really nice photographs of this little man and his cake.

Welcome to the world Boaz!



My First Tutorial

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I have created my first tutorial! I am so proud. It is a tutorial showing how to convert a color photograph into a black and white polaroid. I found this information recently on another site but it did not contain a video tutorial only a step by step instruction. Because I really wanted to use the Camstudio software I had installed (this is software that enables you to record desktop actions) this seemed a good topic.

I hereby post the result. It is without sound as I have not record any instructions but who knows in the future.

Have fun with this tutorial!