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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

 

 

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 02

Entree building Het Loo, Apeldoorn – Modern architecture, abstract impression


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Entree building of Palace Het Loo, modern architecture by architect Koen van Velsen. The combination of windows, stairs, mirrors and reflections of the autumn landscape outside makes for a abstract impression . 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’ .

 

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 01

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 01

 

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 02

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 02

 

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 03

Modern architecture and autumn forest abstract 03

Bright green fairy benches

Testing panel day and… I finally got my fungi images!


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The testing panel day was great – I’ll tell about it more in the coming blogs…

For now, just let me show off some of the fungi shots I made today, using the Tamron 16-300 mm F3,5-6,3 DiII VC PZD zoom 🙂

Little mushrooms in backlight

Little mushrooms in back light

Common stinkhorn

Common stinkhorn

Bright green fairy benches

Bright green fairy benches

Arches of the Parisian markethalls at the entrance of the WH Vliegenbos

The W.H. Vliegenforest, oldest city forest of Amsterdam – with a touch of Paris


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The W.H. Vliegenbos (W.H. Vliegenforest) in Amsterdam North is the oldest city forest of the city council of Amsterdam. It was created between 1910 and 1918 on the initiative of the socialist councillor W.H.Vliegen, who wanted a forest close to Amsterdam for the workers to be able to go for a walk and enjoy nature.

While the forest has some park-like elements, with an asphalted path and some benches and nice water features, for the largest part (about 15 ha) it is forest, existing of dry and wet Ash-Elms woods. Next to ash trees and elms it also has many poplars and maples, a great variation in structure, and a large diversity of trees, bushes and undergrowth . The remarkable high number of Elms in this forest is due to the very strict policies the city of Amsterdam observes with regard to the Elms disease. Because of this, the W.H. Vliegenbos is the largest still existing Elms-rich forest of the Netherlands, and maybe even of Western Europe.

At the entrance of the Vliegenforest, some large cast-iron arches draw the attention. These arches originate from the old Parisian Market halls, that were demolished in 1971. The Amsterdam artist Peter Diem purchased some of those arches, and donated them to the city council. They were restored and now serve as a remarkable entrance to this city forest.

– All these photo’s were made during the first test-photoshoot with the rented Canon EOS 7D camera (see my previous blog post) –

Source: Nl.Wikipedia, Dichtbij.nl , Knbv.nl , En.Wikipedia ,

Arches of the Parisian markethalls at the entrance of the WH Vliegenbos

Arches of the Parisian fish market halls at the entrance of the WH Vliegenbos, Amsterdam North

Detail of the Parisian arches, donated by the Amsterdam artist Peter Diem

Detail of the Parisian arches, donated by the Amsterdam artist Peter Diem

Some wet benches along the path in the autumn park-like forest

Some wood logs turned into benches along the path in the autumn park-like forest.

Nice water features reflect the colours of fall

Nice water features reflect the colours of fall

Spreading it's fall branches gently...

A new 6-day photography adventure


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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