Just a short story told by pictures and one liners, visualising how our weekend was.
Saturday we went to Laren and were greeted by a fanfare, celebrating the 500th birthday of a small local church.
I wasn't the only one taking pictures.
After we received our blessing ;) we continued with our walk.
We saw some ducks relaxing and we admired nice architecture. But we didn't photograph a lot. After enjoying some ice cream, we decided to head to another town.
In the town Bunschoten - Spakenburg there was a pretty big shipyard.
Also a plant growing out of the quay wall.
And a lot of leading lines, leading to a seagull.
After a walk around the city centre, we sat down, enjoyed the sun and watched ships sail by.
Next day we went to Amersfoort, to Randenbroek park, were the Dahlia's were still flowering.
Wanted to do a photoshoot with Nikki, but she wasn't in the mood. Her age is catching up with her.
We walked to the city centre and ended with fries and a croquette at the snackbar Van Gogh. It was a(nother) great weekend!
It has been quite some time since I last posted a blog on my website, mainly because I didn't take as many pictures as I did a year ago. I was too busy enjoying life with my lovely girlfriend Steffie and also because my photo buddy Simon was stranded in the UK because of Covid restrictions. During my 4 week summer vacation, I decided to pick up my camera again and get into the photography vibe again.
This summer vacation Steffie and I stayed in the Netherlands. We visited various places and one of the first places we visited was Harderwijk. The picture below was one of a water feature with vintage posters printed on tiles. I didn't take too many pictures in Harderwijk and the the picture below was the only one really worth keeping.
I became a lot more productive in the other places we visited.
The days are getting shorter and shorter, while the nights seem to last forever. So as to make lemonade out of lemons, Simon and I decided to organise a City by Night photowalk. Giving participants the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Amersfoort, while learning some tips and tricks from grand master Simon and enjoy the good life with the always relaxed me! ;-)
I have been too busy with all kinds of stuff to allow myself to sit down and write a photography related blog. Well, here it comes, at last. Some time ago, Simon sent me a picture, made in our office, of a girl called Angela. She was one of his colleagues, but she was gonna leave the company soon. Simon said, I always wanted to do a photoshoot with a girl with red hair. Angela might be it. A couple of weeks went by and Angela let Simon know she was willing to take part in our little project. A week ago we scouted two possible beach locations. It was a cold windy evening. I didn't take a jacket with me and I was freezing my bits off. Even though the environment wasn't really hospitable, we saw plenty of potential for nice photoshoot.
Some time ago, Simon walked over to my desk to have a bit of a chat on our favourite subject. We work at the same office, doing totally different jobs, but share the same passion for photography. One of our colleagues sitting close to us, overheard our conversation about our endless search for new potential models. Mostly casting our net among the people working for our company or the staff at the hotel Simon stays in. It was not long before Jan Jaap Pape popped up his head and indicated that he wouldn't mind taking part in one of our photo experiences (as we now like to call them). We took note of his request, but Simon and I had our sights on a topic that did not need a male model right now. Several weeks later, we were considering the darkening evenings and what we could do inside to fill the winter months. Then it came to us, Jan Jaap, black & white a noir style experience. The next step was only to ask him if he was still game, and he was with the bonus and challenge of his brother too.