Visual thoughts by Wouter Brandsma
If you care about what you do and love, you don’t worry about what others do. If you love what you do, you care about others too.
Photograph by Wouter Brandsma
Great stuff Wouter ESP cosines
Wonderfully eclectic and inspiring group of photos in this post. Thanks for sharing them.
That first image is spectacular (as are all of them).
Lovely Photos Wouter.
Great images – especially No 3.
Thank you all for your welcome comments.
You’re the ONE guy I’m so very envious of!!
Freakin’ great images… by GRD IV all of them I believe?
Oh my… All still with the older 3. I never got hold of a 4 though.
Oh well… only means you gonna get the V coming this April ;~)
The 5 will likely be there in September and available from October. I have no idea whether I want one.
Wouter, I always wanted to know how large a print can (or have) you made with the present GRD sensor (size) without having the photo compromised too much?!
I couldn’t find a direct and simple answer to this online.
I have comfortably printed up to A2 size, but at Photokina they printed two of my photographs at larger than A0 format. I think it was close to 2A0 which is at least 1.60 meters wide.
DAAMMNN!!! That’s Crazy! LOL
Wederom weer een mooie serie. Ook de wisseling van kleur en zwart wit spreekt mij erg aan. De plaat ‘distance figure’ vind ik prachtig. De dramatiek die dit beeld uitspreekt. Geweldig! Zowel het beeld als de titel doen mij denken ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’. Een van mijn favoriete boeken. Dit beeld zou zo op de cover kunnen komen van het boek, mooi gedaan Wouter!
It does my heart good, dear Wouter, to see you shooting regularly again. I remain a big fan of your more landscape based work like the distant figure and filigree images in this set.
Thank you Greg. I have decided for myself to do more landscape work again.
Great pictures (as always)! I love this series.
Blue hour & little lights while the trees are reaching for these endless skies. We are just distant figures from time to time but we find cosiness in these dissapearing headlight while sky is truning from grey to blue again. A ride through another Wouter week meaning a ride through all life’s ups & downs. And that makes all the difference, my friend!
All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
Great pics! Love the trees.
Wouter, looks like you found a way around the winter light situation – shoot after dark. They turned out nice. The days are getting longer again too. Good to see you back at it.
I see you have titled the photo with the GRD as ‘overrated’. Is that an expression of your dissatifaction with it?
Personally it is my favourite camera to use even though it is a compact digital (or because it IS a compact digital).
No no, it is more that people overrate the importance if the camera in photography.
I love the GRD3, but the current sample I have is not that great. The first two were very reliable. The first one was a review sample and the second mine. It got a firmware failure though.
Glad to hear that but sad to hear of the mechanical problems you are having. My GRD3 also started poorly. It was glitchy but Ricoh were very good to replace the internal motherboard. I have had no trouble since.
A comment on overratedness of cameras – I think you are spot on with this. Right now my most used camera is the iPhone 4S particularly after discovering the snapseed app. The images are more forceful after processing and developing. I recently exhibited some shots in A4 and they were good enough in resolution. I dot think they can go any larger though.
Even without user control the 4S takes good day shots but like all point and shoot cameras there is zero DOF which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Having it with me always and the ability to process and upload has made my photoblogging more efficient without quality loss. No, you don’t need a fancy expensive camera to take good shots. Most of the work is in the shooting, in the person behind the camera.
Thanks for this lovely post and reflection.
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