Under the blue sky

2009, Photography

Under the blue sky
Feeling ought and missing my son this weekend. For the first time he stays in a holiday park with other kids with autism. A moment where we could find some rest and he could have fun with the other kids. But the first time is difficult and you hope everything is fine with him.
On the dyke
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

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Before the battery drained

2009, Photography

A couple of days ago I posted some photographs from a cell phone after the battery of the Sigma DP1 drained suddenly. And here is the last photograph from that particular day from the DP1 before the camera shut off. The RAW photograph was processed in Lightroom and further edited in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
Before the battery drained by Wouter Brandsma
Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

Empty battery, what’s next?

2009, Photography

Many biological farms in my neighborhood had view day’s this weekend. These bioligical farms had corn, grain, strawberries, and grapes for a local winery. And while visiting three of those farms I had planned to take the Sigma DP1 with me. Unfortunately after only eight photographs the battery was completely empty. Strange to me, because I had checked the battery before leaving. But still not as bad as forgetting to insert the charged battery in the camera, although that did happen to me once before!

But what’s next? Introduce here my wife’s Nokia N95 multimedia phone with little Tessar lens. I already had plans to use her phone for some photography, but unintentionaly it was the best that could happen for me now. I remembered the words of photographer Chase Jarvis: “The best camera is the one that’s with you.” He happens to be using his iPhone more often and publishes his photographs on his website.

Although a cell phone can be quite slow with auto focus and saving the photographs, it is still good fun to use it. And I had fun too editing the photographs in Photoshop and Nik Silver Efex Pro for my usual style of editing.
Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma

Mobile Phone Photography by Wouter Brandsma
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Olympus to be continued

2009, Photography

More rumors and even an interesting photograph of the Olympus E-P1 micro Four/Third camera starts to appear (thanks to 1001 Noisy Cameras). I like the size of the 17mm f/2.8 prime lens. It will have a movie mode, but no flash. And I understand that the camera will have SD/SDHC support, instead of the xF card support.

And in anticipation of the final outcome see here the preparations.


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I personally think Olympus will receive a lot of interest from serious compact users. And they finally might have a seller at hand after they stopped producing there fantastic compact cameras a few years ago (where the C-8080 WideZoom was the last one). I have enjoyed using an Olympus camera in the past.
Olympus 1

Olympus 2

Olympus 3
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma