Monthly Archives: October 2014

I am starting to enjoy this photo challenge more and more with every week that passes. It keeps your photo brain stimulated and for me that is a good thing. I noticed that since I am started this photo challenge that I’m aiming more and more on finding similarities in my way of photography and not seeking for perfection, which I normally did (and even how i started this photo challenge). It’s more fun to discover a new pose, or a new way of lighting and try to repeat that more than once. So the last shoots you see that I try to repeat the technique and not shoot totally different shot for each of my ladies. I do hope you will enjoy it again. The gallery with the other photos can be found here Nicki Joan Betty

Another old favorite from 1996, this time I chose a diapositive which was processed by a technique called cross processing. Actually that is developing a diapositive the wrong way, using developer chemicals for normal film, which give all different kind of results depending on the type and brand of film used and also on the brand of developer chemicals you use. Please let me know what you think of it via the comments. .

It took a while but I finally got my new Canon G16 with the Canon WP-DC52 underwater housing. I was lucky that I had the option to order it in the US and got it here without shipping costs or taxes. So what did I exactly get. Basically it is a major upgrade of my Canon G12 and into addition to that an underwater housing which will protect my camera up to depths of 40 meters. I have always been very satisfied with my Canon G12 up till now. So I never really needed to replace my G12. But it was the better specs (faster, new options, etc) and the WIFI addition that made me decide to go for the upgrade. And I am happy I did. I already had some good results and am getting used to the small differences in operation. Of course there are also some things that I don’t like: The display is fixed RAW only available in P, Av, Tv and M mode. Flash needs to be pop-ep up when needed   But for me that are minor things. And on the other side, things I do love are: Wifi More compact design Faster operation speed Faster AF speed Better sensor Better optics Better results   Next to the camera I also purchased the leather case SC-DC85, which is a very expansive case (€95,-), but due to my experience with a similar case for my G12, I know it is worth the money. The times I have dropped my G12….. And no damage at all. So first things I did was buy this case and hope it will protect my Canon G16 as well as my G12 was protected. And last but not least I got the WP-DC52 underwater housing. I used to have a similar […]

It took a while but today we finally had time to go to the woods and start on part two of “Paint your dreams”. A little project I do with my six year old daughter. We think of scenes where we can combine a photo of the scenery with a kids drawing. We did this a while ago (see other images in the gallery) For today we picked the theme animals. At first we started the think of situations where animals were hiding on a funny way (see the giraffe). We came up with many other scenes but Nicki still needs to make the drawings for those so that can take a while (We don’t want to rush the creative process do we.) While we were hiking through the forest there were some small puddles due to the rain of the day before and we came up with the idea to start fishing and looking for sharks. Officially the fishing photo is not painted by her, and she is not using her paint brush, but it did fit the rest of the series. With the shark photo we had a lot of fun while we took the picture and even more when she started to make the kids drawing. Nicki was pleasantly surprised by the idea that she could get this result by just painting a small triangle. You’ve got to love the way kids think. Finally we went to a small meadow with a bit of water, because we were walking around the whole time with the idea to do this with a whale. Unfortunately all the waters were too small for a whale. Even for a fantasy whale. But at the end we did find the right spot. I do hope you line the idea and if you have suggestions please […]

Week 16 of my photo project. Nothing special this week, but still managed to get some shots in. We had a busy weekend and we were all very tired. So to be honest I was happy to get any shots at all. So no big comments or explanation. Just three shots of the ladies. Nicki Joan Betty