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Architectural elegance of the Royal Stables and carriage houses

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


Nederlands (link).

 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

 

16mm wide angle to 300 mm tele zoom … what does that look like?


Nederlands (link).

Yesterday I participated in a testing panel day, organized by the Dutch photography magazine “Focus”.  A group of 12 readers was invited to try out the new, award winning Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom lens.

16 mm wide angle to 300 mm zoom in one lens… what does that look like?

Well, we went to the Royal Palace “Het Loo” in Apeldoorn, where we could experiment with this awesome lens.

Here is what it looks like:

Royal Stables Palace 'Het Loo' - 16mm wide angle

Royal Stables Palace ‘Het Loo’ – 16mm wide angle

 

Mare and foal on the weather vane of the Royal stables - 300 mm tele

Mare and foal on the weather vane of the Royal stables – 300 mm tele

Such a reach, all within one lens, isn’t that amazing??!!

 

Spreading it's fall branches gently...

A new 6-day photography adventure


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

Today is the first day of a new 6-day photography adventure…

Coming Wednesday, November 19, I’ll participate in a test panel of the Focus magazine, a Dutch photography magazine. They have invited a group of 12 of their readers for a 1 day meeting to test the brand new EISA Award winning zoom lens : the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD .

I applied to participate as soon as I read the invitation in the magazine, about two weeks ago, and was very excited to receive an email that I was selected as a possible participant. However, soon enough I would discover that I would not be able to participate with my own familiar Pentax K10 D camera. This new Tamron lens is only compatible with Canon, Nikon and Sony APS-C DSLR camera’s… Bummer!! So what to do?

For a moment, I thought of giving up on the idea of participating, but then I remembered that some time ago, for another reason, I had explored a little on the possibilities of renting a strong telelens for a few days, since I don’t have the budget to buy one. So, if it is possible to rent a lens, then probably it’s possible to rent a camera as well?

So I picked up the research again, and found a few companies in Amsterdam, that are renting out camera’s and other equipment. After long negotiation and emailing back and forth, the first company didn’t work out for me, and again, I almost gave up on the idea. But luckily, I decided to still contact the second company on my list, and there, all obstacles seemed to have disappeared as snow for the sun, and without any complications. And for a much more reasonable price too!! I could order a Canon EOS 7D camera complete with a 18-135mm zoom lens and hire it for a period of 5 days. This would give me the opportunity and time ahead to test and get used to the camera first, before participating in the testing of the new Tamron zoom lens.

So, to make a long story short, this morning I went to pick up the Canon EOS 7D and have been spending a few hours for a hike in the Vliegenbos (VliegenWoods) in Amsterdam North to start trying it out right away. How exciting!! This camera definitely is a higher class camera than my Pentax K10 D, and it’s such a challenge to figure out how it works, and how to get the settings right. And although there is still quite some studying to be done, some of the pics today turned out to be quite nice, so I hope it will only get better in the few coming days, as I continue to get more familiar with the camera.

So here you go for the first few pics made with the Canon EOS 7D. In a following post later on, I’ll tell a little more about the location, the Vliegenbos in Amsterdam North (Netherlands) – For now, enjoy my first autumn images made this year!

 

Autumn tree in the Vliegenbos in Amsterdam North

Autumn tree in the Vliegenbos in Amsterdam North

Spreading it's fall branches gently...

Spreading it’s fall branches gently…

Colourful beech leaves in fall colours

Colourful beech leaves in fall colours