My very 1st Drone Footage

Earlier 2019 I bought myself a DJI Mavic Air drone. Still practicing. The drone itself is already very stable it still takes some practice to operate it in such a way that you get some nice footage out of it. Included some of my initial results that I have uploaded yo youtube.Beach at Scheveningen Molendriegang, in LeidenMolen de Valk and Molen de Put in Leiden

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Ricoh GRII

When doing street photography the Ricoh GRII is mentioned quite often. It's small size, pocket ability, APS-C sensor and single handed operation are key qualities that makes this camera ideal for street photography. I contemplated several times to buy one, and until just recent I always resisted in doing so. But now I have one. And I think it's great. Included some shots I took with the GRII.

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Japan Market 2018

On May 20, 2018 the yearly Japan Market in Leiden took place. A lot of market stands. And also a lot of Cosplay. Included a number of photos shoot.Bright yellow!

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See you!

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A bit camera shy.

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Walking, talking and eating.

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From looking away to looking straight in the camera!

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Bungy Jumpen in Scheveningen, Netherlands

Last week, while I was in Scheveningen, I witnessed a couple of dare devils doing bungy jumpen. Obviously I took a couple of shots that I have included here. The next picture gives a kind of overview of the venue.

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On the way up. They are up for a duo jump.

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And there they are on the way down,

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Staying safe at the ground. These guys are up for the next round.

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Street 16Q2 (5 new items)

Street pictures taken in 2016 2nd Quarter.

Japan Market Leiden 2016

Some pictures taken at the Japanese Market in Leiden (2016). A market place with food and other stuff. This shot is taken with the 7.5mm where the 3 ladies have quite a bit of fun preparing- and consuming food.

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Dreaming away...

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Piece!

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I am ready for it.

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Here you go..

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Just a…

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Street 16Q2 (3 new items)

Street pictures taken in 2016 2nd Quarter.

Fisheye Shots

Last week I added a Samyang 7.5mm 1:3.5 UMC Fisheye MFT to my collection of lenses. Below some first shots I took. Some of them I have 'defished'. All these shots are taken in Leiden, Netherlands. The next shot I too from a low angle. In fact I did put the camera on the ground and took some shots. The 7.5mm has a very wide angle and you should be really close to get some of your subject in the picture. 

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Again shooting from a low angle again. 

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Shot on…

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Street 16Q2

Street pictures taken in 2016 2nd Quarter.

45mm Shots

Since a long time a used my 45mm f/1.8 lens again. I used to shot a lot with my 17mm f/1.8. But now just for a change again on the 45mm lens. This requires really a different technique. I.e. shooting from the hip is almost impossible. This one is shot at a train station in the Netherlands. A lot of people. And almost all of them are in a hurry to catch their train or see when the next train is leaving.

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Here people just returning from there trip from wherever. Not sure if they enjoyed the trip or like coming back again.…

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Library

The library is more then a bunch of books. It has become a place to study, meet, read, eat and drink. Some impressions included.

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Keep it quiet in your "own" little glasbox.

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Checking some books.

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And do some studying. But wait, i sense some tension in the air.

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New years dive 2016

New years dive 2016 in Scheveningen Netherlands. Sunny weather, checking the water before the run starts.

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And off they go! Piece!

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Don't forget the selfie!

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Best Focal Length for Steet Photography

What is the best focal length for street photography. There is already a lot written on this subject. And it all depends.

Shooting with long focal lengths (more then 70mm) can for sure do the job, but it starts to lose intimacy. With short(er) focal lengths you are dragged into the scene as if you are part of it. Longer focal lengths makes it flat and more distant. You are more looking at a kind of postcard.

Quoting the famous street photographer Robert Capa - “If your photos aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”. So get close!

I lean more and more towards the 35mm full frame equival…

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