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Hi there, Photo-blog-friends who did not make the switch yet. New photo’s can be seen/followed at https://harrienijland2.wordpress.com/. A 2nd blog because this first one is full.

Hallo, Foto-blog-vrienden die de overstap nog niet gemaakt hebben. Nieuwe foto te zien/volgen op https://harrienijland2.wordpress.com/ . Een vervolg van deze blog, omdat de deze eerste vol is.

Hit the LINK and I hope to see you at nr2.

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A good excuse for a good Beer

A good excuse for a good Beer

I have feared this moment; because I think that good things should go on for ever… 😉 But I have only a couple of MB’s left on this ‘free blog’. So I have set up a second one:

https://harrienijland2.wordpress.com/

So all you friends out there, may I invite you to hit this link to ‘harrie nijland 2’; hit the follow button once more; and then we have another 3 GB to go…

Thanks for being around here; all the Likes and Comments! Cheers! See you.

They did it!! prt1

They did it!! prt1 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 24mm. | 1/2000 | F4 | ISO 200

Tatterataaa! They did it!! Both, my daughter and son, passed their exams. Ready for something new.

They did it!! prt2

They did it!! prt2 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR |140mm. | 1/320 | F5 | ISO 200

They did it!! prt3

They did it!! prt3 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 24mm. | 1/2000 | F4 | ISO 200

They did it!! prt4

They did it!! prt4 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 70mm. | 1/320 | F6.3 | ISO 200

They did it!! prt5

They did it!! prt5 | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 34mm. | 1/1600 | F5 | ISO 200

Car10

Car10 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 12800

Car11

Car11 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 1250

Car12

Car12 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 1250

Car13

Car13 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 6400

Car14

Car14 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 800

Motorbike1

Motorbike1 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 1250

Car15

Car15 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 10000

Car16

Car16 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 1250

Car17

Car17 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 640

Car1

Car1 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/200 | F? | ISO 6400

In his holidays, my son and I visited the Louwmanmuseum. It’s a museum with old cars and everything related to them. If you ever come to The Hague; and love cars, then this is the place to be.

Car2

Car2 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 12800

Car3

Car3 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 6400

Car4

Car4 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 2000

Car5

Car5 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 5000

Car6

Car6 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 8000

Car7

Car7 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 3200

Car8

Car8 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 2500

Car9

Car9 | SONY A7 | Zeiss Makro-Planar 50mm. f/2 ZF.2 | 1/100 | F? | ISO 1250

Sweet Bokeh

Sweet Bokeh | SONY A7 | SONY Zeiss FE 55mm. f/1.8 | 1/2500 | F2.5 | ISO 100

This Wednesday I had the opportunity to play around with two SONY-Zeiss lenses on my brand new A7; thanks to a good friend. The first lens is the SONY Zeiss FE 55mm. f/1.8; and the 2nd one is the very small/light SONY Zeiss FE 35mm. f/2.8. I wanted to see how good they are, compared to my faithful Zeiss 50mm. f/2 ZF.2. Well, to make it quick: Both are very good lenses; designed for the ‘awful-lot-of-megapixels-sensors’ of today; and therefore slightly better than my 50mm. manual lens. So, I’ll have to sell something I love …

An Angel at my Table

An Angel at my Table | SONY A7 | SONY Zeiss FE 55mm. f/1.8 | 1/320 | F3.5 | ISO 100

It’s amazing what crops are possible!

Cropped Angel

Cropped Angel | SONY A7 | SONY Zeiss FE 55mm. f/1.8 | 1/320 | F3.5 | ISO 100

Two almost the same shots with the 55mm. and the 35mm.. Both are very sharp, but for me the 55mm. has the better bokeh.

Angel 55

Angel 55 | SONY A7 | SONY Zeiss FE 55mm. f/1.8 | 1/2000 | F2 | ISO 100

Angel 35

Angel 35 | SONY A7 | SONY Zeiss FE 35mm. f/2.8 | 1/1250 | F2.8 | ISO 100

The Digital Lightroom

All this week we have been posting the shortlisted pictures in the Still Life DLR Photography Competition.  These are the last two entries.  Tomorrow the 10 shortlisted pictures will be posted again with the opportunity for everyone to vote for the photograph they feel deserves the top prize. The shortlist is in no particular order…

Late for the Party by John Smith

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Covered Meeting by Harrie Nijland

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Silent Disco

Silent Disco | Nikon D700 | Nikkor 24-70mm. f/2.8G ED | 70mm. | 1/640 | F2.8 | ISO 400

In Portfolio I published the theme Essence today. In this theme I tell a bit more about what fascinates me in trying to capture the essence of things.

Onder Portfolio heb ik vandaag het thema: Essence geplaatst. Hierin ga ik iets verder in op wat mij fascineert aan het fotograferen van de essentie van dingen.

De foto hierboven is een mooi voorbeeld. Tijdens het ‘Ik ben Muziek’-festival van ‘Trias, Centrum voor de Kunsten’, waarvoor ik foto’s maakte, was er een Festival-item genaamd ‘Silent Disco’. Toen ik de Discoruimte binnen kwam, was het stil. In de ruimte stonden mensen met hoofdtelefoons op. Ze dansten en hadden lol. In de hoek stond de DJ, ook met hoofdtelefoon. Zonder hoofdtelefoon was er geen muziek en hoorde je er niet bij. Na wat foto’s van swingende mensen met hoofdtelefoons, die oogcontact met elkaar zochten, begon ik me af te vragen: wat is de kern van deze gebeurtenis. Voor mij was dat ‘Stilte’. Maar hoe fotografeer je stilte. En toen was er het onberedeneerbare moment. In een donker hoekje stond een medewerkster van Silent Disco. Het licht raakte haar profiel. De rest was vrij duister, met een raam in de achtergrond waar zwarte vitrage voor hing. Op de computer heb ik het contrast van de witte profiellijn tegen de donkere achtergrond versterkt; en de hoofdtelefoon wat meer zichtbaar gemaakt. Voor mijn gevoel had ik toen de essentie van ‘Silent Disco’ goed te pakken.

The photo on top is a good example. I took it on a Festival at an activity called ‘Silent Disco’. People were disco-dancing with headphones on, in a music-less, silent room. Pretty weird. Without a headphone on you were definitely an outsider. After some shots of dancing people, who could only have visual contact with each other, I started to wonder: what is the crux of what is happening here. For me it was ‘Silence’. But how do you capture silence. And then there was that unexpected, senseless moment. A woman was standing in a dark corner of the room. The light touched the profile of her face. The rest was pretty dark, with a window in the background with a black lace curtain. In the computer I enhanced the contrast of the white face profile against the dark background; and I made the headphone a bit more visible. And then I got the feeling that I had captured the essence of ‘Silent Disco’.

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