With my vivid imagination I picture some sort of juvenile delinquent stalking vertical surfaces with a duffel bag of spray cans in the middle of the night. But what kind of delinquent breaks the law to embellish walls with Christian symbols!?
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There's not much blue to be found in the skies these days, so I have to look for it elsewhere. I would have preferred a dose of yellow, but that color is tougher to find.
Some of you may have noticed my new blog format. It's intended to make the photos more dominant as these are supposed to be the focus of this site. By removing the side bar, the site's look will be more consistent across the various platforms (mobile and desktop). Hopefully there won't be too many teething problems...
The RX1 is very quiet; nobody hears the shutter being released, even at close quarters. I'd still be noticed though if I were to spend a lot of time composing the shot perfectly, so I didn't. This is very much a spontaneous shot that I took among some of the other patrons waiting in front of the counter. It's a bit raw with a dangerous list to the left, but captures the atmosphere.
Normally this time of the year, I'm outside reveling in the return of warmer weather. Not so this year with uncomfortably cold winds still blowing out of the east. The wind made it feel so cold that we sought refuge in the art gallery's warm interiors.
Pretty soon a purple stain will spread into one of the city's numerous canals.
too bad I wasn't able to see the event which left this landscape in
its wake. I suspect that some sort of protection for the camera would
have been in order though.
More photos to come...
Here are two very different views of the same object. One is a semblance of reality, the other a distorted abstraction. In the first image light leaks around the back of the object, in the second image it is blasted by the sun.
In a final image the object is no longer the center of attention.
There's no better way to prove that I'm back in Amsterdam than showing a photo with bicycles in it. The girl stopped to do some texting is causing a little obstruction. It's still much better than the alternative of texting while cycling one handed, which is more common.
Now that I'm back home, I have a lot of photos from London to sort through. I'll be posting more images from my collection over the coming days.
I've taken photos of the EYE Film Museum before, but the light was never this good. I took some photos with my lovely RX1, but nothing can beat an ultra wide angle for this building. The dramatic perspective accentuates the acute angles and the building seems as if it's counting down to take off.
There was no hiding the fact that I was photographing these two: they were coming straight at me. Upon reaching the top of the steps, they asked to see the photo. I guess they liked it enough that they asked me to email them a copy. Now it was just a matter of finding a suitable writing surface to jot their address down.
Access to this pair of petrol stations was cut off after the city lowered the level of the highway. Rather than tear them down, they've been transformed into pavilions that serve a new park along the highway.
The underside of the hot pink canopy is a light installation, so coming at night is the thing to do. Stay tuned for part 2.