Cell phones in the street – 01


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Sunday Street Day… It’s not hard to find people with cell phones in the streets these days… So I thought of making a selection of cell-phone shots this time… Here are a few of my latest ‘catches’ – made in the Streets of Amsterdam ( and 1 in Utrecht) – the Netherlands…

Do you have street photo’s of people with cell phones too? Leave a link in a comment to this blog post, and I’ll come over to have a look… 🙂

Phone call from Jazz heaven

Phone call from Jazz heaven

OMG - Did he really text you?!

OMG – Did he really text you?!

Dark thoughts

Dark thoughts

All in style

All in style

Chinese Massage call

Chinese Massage call

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5 tips for true creative productivity


5 tips for true creative productivity

5 tips for true creative productivity

I was listening today to the interview with Samantha Bennett from theorganizedartist.com at the Creative Summit Series . Samantha shared some tips there that I think are really inspiring and encouraging for beginning as well as experienced artists!

I picked out 5 tips that spoke to me the most, and would like to share my notes with you:

  • 15 minutes a day!

    Procrastinating hurts! Commit to spending 15 minutes a day on the project that matters most to you, BEFORE you check your email.

  • Don’t wait for an A+, get a C

    Perfectionism is a dream killer. Get a C. Quit trying to get an A+ . Get a C : just show up and do the work.

  • Change a barrier into a bridge

    The thing you think is a barrier actually can be the bridge. Change that BUT to an AND. It’s fine to be the way you are, just surf that, use that. BUT can keep you stuck for ever. AND propels it into something that can work for you instead of against you.

  • Hold on to sunshine goals, get rid of shadow goals

    Real goals are sunshine goals, they are inspiring, accelerating. They make you want to start, make a plan. There is a little spark in them. Shadow goals weigh you down, may be tied to a ‘should’ , cause an ‘ugh’ feeling, may be somebody else’s dream for you. Somehow it’s got some failure in it before you even start with them.  You don’t have to hold on to shadow goals, you can set them down.

  • And Remember: The World Needs Your Art

Sounds interesting? Head over to the interview or to Sam Bennet’s website (links above)

More great interviews with leading artists, creatives and coaches can be followed at the Creative Summit Series, organised by Bonnie Glendinning.

TWO birds in the hand is worth...

Street photography : three summer Dam stories


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For Sunday Street day, I’m digging up some summer Dam stories today, made earlier this year, on the Dam square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (July 2014)

Pirates on the Dam

Pirates on the Dam

 

Street performer - spinning on his head

Street performer – spinning on his head

 

TWO birds in the hand is worth...

TWO birds in the hand is worth…

Three of the female athletes at the National Championship Fitness and Bodybuiling 2014


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About three weeks ago I posted photo’s of three of the male athletes that I photographed at the National Championship Fitness and Bodybuilding on November 2, 2014, the Netherlands.

Today, I finally catch up to give some of the female athletes their share of attention too – so here are three of the female athletes.

More photo’s made at this event you can see in my Demotix photo reportage .

 

Black female athlete who won three special distinction awards

Black female athlete who won three special distinction awards

 

Female athlete in the category 40+ Athletic posing on stage

Female athlete in the category 40+ Athletic posing on stage

 

Blonde female athlete during the free performance. A row of her competitors in the background.

Blonde female athlete during the free performance. A row of her competitors in the background.

 

Lane and gate in autumn woods near Bussum

Autumn landscapes in the woods near Bussum


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Even on a dreary autumn day, the woods in autumn have a wonderful mood and atmosphere. Photo’s made in the Westerheide near Bussum, part of the Goois Nature Reserve, the Netherlands

Lane in autumn woods near Bussum

Lane in autumn woods near Bussum

Lane and gate in autumn woods near Bussum

Lane and gate in autumn woods near Bussum

Reaching out along the autumn lane

Reaching out along the autumn lane

Majestic deer statue on a gate post in the Palace woods

Two majestic deer statues on gate posts in the Palace woods


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With these two majestic deer statues, photographed in the woods of Palace Het Loo, I will end this little series about Palace het Loo. All these images were made in Crown Domain ‘het Loo’, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, during a panel testing day with the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom – organized by the Dutch photography Magazine ‘Focus’ . Hope you enjoyed checking them out!

Majestic deer statue on a gate post in the Palace woods

Majestic deer statue on a gate post in the Palace woods

Head of the deer statue in profile

Head of the deer statue in profile

Profile of the deer statue in the autumn woods

Profile of the deer statue in the autumn woods

 

 

100 blogposts on my Dutch blog - time to rethink...

100 blogposts on my Dutch blog


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… and 75 here on the English one… Time to rethink, but not yet today 😉

 

100 blogposts on my Dutch blog - time to rethink...

100 blogposts on my Dutch blog – time to rethink…

Buckets in the Royal Stables are still buckets

A bucket is a bucket


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Photographed in Crown Domain ‘het Loo’, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, during a panel testing day with the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom – organized by the Dutch photography Magazine ‘Focus’ .

Buckets in the Royal Stables are still buckets

Even in the Royal Stables buckets are still buckets

Bucket detail in the Royal Stables

Bucket detail in the Royal Stables

Architectural elegance of the Royal Stables and carriage houses

Architectural elegance and subtile details in the Royal Stables and Carriage Houses


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 Photographed in Crown Domain ‘het Loo’, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, during a panel testing day with the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom – organized by the Dutch photography Magazine ‘Focus’ .

Architectural elegance of the Royal Stables and carriage houses

Architectural elegance of the Royal stables and carriage houses

 

The time in Stable Number 2

The time in Stable Number 2

Mercedes-Benz emblem on a car in one of the carriage houses

Mercedes-Benz emblem on a car in one of the carriage houses

 

Lackey host at the Spirit of Winter fair

Spirit of Winter fair at the gardens of Palace het Loo


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Spirit of Winter decoration - detail

Spirit of Winter decoration – detail

 

Lackey host at the Spirit of Winter fair

Lackey host at the Spirit of Winter fair

 

Colourful hydrangea flowers

Colourful hydrangea flowers