From the Cement factory to the Red-tower of the Sint-Janskerk, the town hall
on Markt plein, It's all very nice round there, all very well looked after.
Not at all busy.
9th Aug 2009, 07:05
8th Aug 2009, 22:12
Following the train's route on Nokia maps.
Thing's very accurate.
Change at Utrecht for Armhem.
8th Aug 2009, 15:04
Dragging all this camera gear halfway across the country and it's still fun just using the phone-cam, and playing around in the "edit".
8th Aug 2009, 10:41
Today we're up & about dead early. We have one of those all-day-anywhere train tickets and we're going to Maastricht for the day.
Maastricht is about as far away as we can go in Holland (except Groningen maybe, the other way).
8th Aug 2009, 06:48
Taking my bike on the road with me this week is really paying-off!
Load delayed in Enschede this afternoon, pedalled off into town for an hour.
I was looking for colour-candidates for my course-work but I'd forgotten to take my "colour-wheel" with me and couldn't remember what was adjacent-to or opposite what. Just about given up and heading back to the industrial estate and I passed this public garden. It was full of butterflies & bees so I turned back and I got stuck-in there.
Fired-off these few in the laptop quickly, re-sized to Moblog dimensions, bluetoothed to the phone, sent.
I'm really really excited, there are about thirty or forty like this "in the can", pin-sharp, backlit, up close.
This was the D80 With the 18-135 kit-lens, I'd still got it set to iso800 (by mistake) but it doesn't seem to show, the faster shutter speed is more important, looks like.
Can't wait to get home, quite possibly the best set of (nature) pictures I've ever taken.
Well-chuffed I is.
A butterfly was fighting with a bee for a place on the flower!
7th Aug 2009, 13:50
Caine's inspired me to go out into the garden and get in close.
That Sigma 70-300 that I was so annoyed with has a macro switch which comes in useful for this kind of thing. Needs a tripo though, max f-stop 5.3 (at 300mm) so longer shutter speeds needed.
I was home last night! Late start this morning too (tnx Fritz) so out & about in the garden first thing in me pj's & slippers.
7th Aug 2009, 08:37
Just to show you it's not all Pina-colada's and deck-quoits on-board these old freighters.
(well, not all the time)
This is a great little boat though, only ever about six of us on there, Russian lady makes Borscht Soup and we watched "The Titfield Thunderbolt" on DVD (1952).
I could live in that cabin! (as long as I had a big U-store somewhere for all my stuff).
6th Aug 2009, 22:12