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For the third time one of my photos has been published on 1x.com. This is so great, I’m thrilled and feeling very proud. It also make my mind spinning in circles trying to figure out what to do next. I do realize I cannot drain this series for ever and I do have to come up with something new.  But I definitely will try to get more photos published on 1x.com. As soon as I have new ideas I will let you all know. For now I will just be enjoying my little success.

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Week 40 already, time is passing quickly while having fun they say, and how true is that. Almost missed this week due to the fact my mom was not feeling vibrant enough to join us for the weekly dinner date that we have. But I still managed to get the shots for this week in. Back to my old style that I used to use for Project 50mm. I was a bit distracted by the new style that I have been using for my new Bearded Selfies project but I still manage to be true to the original style. So for me it is a good exercise and to make sure I can deal with different styles at the same time.

This weeks entries for project 50mm, Mom was shot at her house during daylight and the other girls were shot later that day in the kitchen after dinner. So again different light settings which causes a bit of a mismatch but for me that doesn’t bother me. Enjoy and please give me your comments and critique.

Nicki

Joan

Betty

The gallery with the other photos can be found here

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A whole day on the streets of Amsterdam, a bit forced due to the fact there was a lot of time between two appointments but nevertheless a wonderful day. And yes I did bring my DSLR and had plenty of time to walk passed the canals and old streets.

At the end of the day, back home, I looked at the images and came to the conclusion that the only option I had was to follow the example of my colleague Vincent van Kooten, to go for black and white. Vincent makes beautiful street photography, mainly in his home town of Rotterdam and most of the time he converts his photos to black and white.

So here are my 20 cents. Hope you can appreciate them.
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I’m really happy to announce that my second photo has been published on OneExposure 1x.com. After I had a photo published last week I was bold enough to try a second one and success! It’s a photo from the same series and is seems that this series is a winner. So I will continue being bold and by the end of the week I will submit a third one. Hopefully with the same success.

It is great to receive all the positive comments and remarks as soon as you get published. On other websites I get many request for an explanation on how I get the effect done. I never realized that I was actually doing something extraordinary. Yes of course I liked the end results and the effect otherwise I would not create the images the way I do, but now it seems  that the manipulation that I use is special is such a way that it makes people wonder.

I actually prepared a video that shows the actual steps to achieve this result but at the moment I am reluctant to put it online. Almost a bit afraid to give away the secret of this ‘Pisa-effect’. More to come I hope.

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Yet another week for Project 50mm, my 52 weeks photo project. The light is returning and the evenings are getting longer, but unfortunately I seem to miss it every week again. So still working with the artifical light from our kitchen. So again three portraits this week. This time I managed to find 3 shot where the ladies don’t show thier happiest face but some how it seems to wrok for me. I will try to shoot them on their happiest next week.

Nicki

Joan

Betty

The gallery with the other photos can be found here

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I tried, many, many times to get a publication on 1x.com and now… my first publication on 1x.com is a fact. I finally managed to get published and wow, does that makes me feel proud.

I submitted a self portrait from the bearded series which I made a week ago. After I received many good comments and critique on several other websites, I thought “what the heck” lets try on 1x. So I uploaded my ‘self portrait’ on 1x.com and was hoping for the best. I discovered that they show you some sort of score while your photo is under curation and in the beginning it kept on 75%, not knowing if this was a good or bad thing I was just hoping for the best. Then I started to receive curator comments, which were kind of good but my score dropped under 65%, so what the hell was going on. Was I again missing the boat? And then out of the blue, I received an email congratulating me with my publication on 1x.com

Looking at the comments I got on my other work form the same series I will be trying to still my hunger for more by submitting the others for curation also….

check this link for my publication on 1x.com

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Man! I am on a roll, yet another ‘inspiration’ photo on youpic.com It seems without an end at the moment. And I am almost for sure there are more to come.I managed to get several decent shots from one session and I’m releasing them one by one to the different curator websites. And on top of that I’m still full with new ideas to shoot. So please keep coming back for more. For a preview see the gallery with the other portraits

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April 2014 we flew to the USA, FLorida. We promised our daughter that we would visit Disney World a while ago, and now it was finally the right time to do so. So the four of us traveled to the sunshine state Florida. After a long flight and a long wait for our rental car we were finally able to drive to the hotel. And from that moment on our adventures started. We literally travelled around Florida (see the image in the left which represents all the photos we have made during our trip and the location where they were made)  We visited many places and attractions in the state of Florida, like Kennedy Space Center, the Everglades, Disney World, Sea World, and of course all the well known beaches and city centers.  We enjoyed a private airboat trip on the Everglades, ate some gator. We were amazed by the space shuttle in Cape Canaveral and impressed by all the rockets that were exhibitted at Kennedy Space Center. Follow this link to see the whole gallery Or just enjoy a few shots shown here below. jQuery(window).load(function(){ jQuery('#loading').fadeOut(500); }); searching... var gallery_name = "2014 - Florida"; var gallery_count = 6; var description = ""; We were washed away by the rain while we were visiting Sea World, and we were very lucky with the weather when we were visiting Disney World. We visited pirates and butterflies, we ate lobster and oversized burgers. So in short what did all. Looking back we had a nice holiday and we saw so many different places and cultures. It is definitely a place to visit again.

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In 2013 we traveled to Menorca (Spain) with the four of us. My wife, my daughter, my foster son, and myself. And as usual I brought my gear to do some photography. Due to all different reasons we never had the time to go through the whole set to make a nice selection. So after two years I finally found the time to do so.

And man, did I surprise myself. While I was editing I noticed that there was not the usual coherence which I normally see in my photos which I make during such a trip. Almost every edit was different and every subject I approached with a totally different view. So to be honest; I am not sure what to think of this collection myself and I am more then curious to your views and comments.

For example there are the standard touristic shots and my typical way of shooting portraits. There are the extreme underwater shots I (for some strange reason) tend to make while snorkeling with my daughter, souped up with bright HDR like techniques.

Sure, we did go to the zoo, and yes I did bring my close-up lens for some nice macro shots. I encountered some cool bugs, found some nice flowers and beautiful nature. But I also did some over the top street-photography. I loved the ‘festes de Sant Joan’ in Fornells, where they were riding the Menorquín horses following the Menorca tradition, and I loved the shopping streets in Ciutadella de Menorca.

If you go to the gallery – 2013 Menorca you will understand what I mean by the diversity of the images. It still stuns me why I came home with so many different types of photos. So please let me know what you think of it. All I know