Black and white

Last summer street shots of the June series


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link).

Well, summer is really over in Amsterdam. Actually, fall has taken over, and it’s beautiful outside. It’s time to get out there for both great autumn street and nature shots. But I’m still a little house-bound because of loads of organisational work to do, so I have to bind myself to my chair for a few days more.

No problem as for the photo blogging though, since I have a lot of great material left to process from the past months of photo shoots on the streets. So now let’s reminisce on a great summer with these last three street photo’s from the June series 😉 .

Starbucks morning coffee

Starbucks morning coffee

 

Los Angeles Team - duo street portrait

Los Angeles Team – duo street portrait

 

Sore feet

Sore feet

Noon break

International Photo Festival Leiden – an impression


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

Last week I was in Leiden for the International Photo Festival. I wanted to make a photo story about it for Demotix. And if you were able to follow my blogs these past days, then you know already that this wasn’t the only thing I photographed… Indeed, after a very long day, I came home with over 800 photo’s and enough material to make not just one, but at least 4 photo stories! And I wasn’t bored for one moment!

My story about the Photo Festival for Demotix is life on Demotix in the meantime, and you can find it here: International Photo Festival Leiden with as theme ‘New Photographers’

Ten of my own favourites of this series, I’ve selected for this blog. Some of them are also on Demotix, in colour, but there are some others that didn’t fit into the Demotix series, and I’d like to show those here. I transmitted them all into a nice light sepia.

I think that this series gives a very nice impression of the Photo Festival, and my interpretation of it. So I’m really happy to show them to you here.

 

About the International Photo Festival Leiden

The second International Photo Festival Leiden takes place in the autumn of 2014, Oct 11 till Nov 8. It aims at providing a platform for young talented, professional photographers, by giving them a chance to expose themselves to a broader audience.

278 international photographers entered their work : more than 1100 unique images. A jury existing of experts from the photography and art world selected 20 talented new photographers. On different locations in Leiden, the open air exhibition leads visitors along 80 of their works.

 

Noon break

Noon break

Children'e play

Children’s play

 

Inside-outside, darkness and light

Inside-outside, darkness and light

 

Ready to climb

Ready to climb

 

Passing by

Passing by

 

Unloading flowers

Unloading flowers

Vulnerability

Vulnerability

Ultra right reflection

Ultra right reflection

Silent strength

Silent strength

Veiled women

Veiled women

Young working hands 03

Young working hands 03


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

Today it’s time for the third photo from the mini-series I made on the Vocational Trainingmarket in Leiden (*). This time the hands of the young girl who was kneading the bread in the photo here . I turned these photo’s into black and white and added a grain filter. I want to put them together into a collage-poster – by following my blogs you’ll be able to see the step by step process.

See also:
Young, working hands 01

Young, working hands 02

(*)For more info and photo’s of the Vocational Training market, see my blog post here.

Young working hands 03

The hands of a young girl student at the ROC while kneading dough

Missed shot … or not?


street photographer came late

Missed shot… or not?

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Oops!! I don’t remember what I was doing… Maybe I was distracted just for a moment. Probably I was just looking in another direction, trying to spot an upcoming event to catch in a street shot… So I didn’t see this coming at all, and only realised that it could make an interesting shot as they were already passing straight in front of me: a whole group of tourists, in a hurry to catch their train, dragging their suitcases on wheels behind them. I still turned and zoomed in, trying to catch them from the back, but… too late! Only the disappearing suitcases on the upper edge of the frame, leaving my disappointed shadow behind them. Still a fun street shot, don’t you think LOL? At least I think it’s comic! Maybe someone can come up with a striking caption? Feel free to give it a try!

 

Compairing ducky prints


Two ladies comparing prints in a market book stall on the Dam in Amsterdam

Comparing ducky prints

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Two ladies comparing prints in a market book stall at the Dam in Amsterdam – Ducky prints indeed 🙂

Photo made with my Pentax K10D camera during the street photography workshop with Brendan de Clerk – organised by Olympus and Digifoto Pro on Sunday 13-7-2014

 

Victoria Crowned Pigeon


Victoria Crowned Pigeon

photographed in Artis, Amsterdam Zoo - Feb. 11, 2012

“The Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Goura victoria, is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast and red iris. The bird may be easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests.

It is distributed in the lowland and swamp forests of northern New Guinea and surrounding islands. Its diet consists mainly of fruits, figs, seeds and invertebrates. The female usually lays a single white egg.

Due to continuing habitat loss, being tame and easily hunted for its plumes and meat, the Victoria Crowned Pigeon is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. ” (Source: Wikipedia)

Vict. Crowned Pigeon - detail It’s a beautiful bird indeed –

Due to the light reflection, the normally red eye turned partially purple here… amazing…

 

 

 

And this is the black-and-white version…

Victoria Crowned Pigeon - BW