Strijp-S

2009, Photography

Last Saturday I visited my friend Ronald Bunnik in Eindhoven, the Philips city. I was welcomed with great hospitality and took wonderful weather with me to the South of the Netherlands. In Eindhoven we walked to Strijp-S, a former industrial area were Philips produced mostly radios, televisions, and bakelite.
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Here below is my impression of the urban decay in the Strijp.
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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma except for the upper right photograph by Ronald Bunnik

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My Sigma DP1 impressions

2009, Photography

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Is it fair to write down my impressions of a camera that is already more than a year on the market? Regarded obsolete in terms of technology of today’s standards. I personally think it is. In particular when there is still no serious competition on the market for this camera and the large sensor and the small package makes it an interesting selling point. And as a matter of fact, I believe that this camera will become a classic. I am talking about the Sigma DP1. And with the current price for this camera, it sort of started a second-life.

Ricoh GX200 return

2009, Photography

Ricoh GX200 return by Wouter Brandsma
After such a lengthly time using the Sigma DP1 I thought it was a good time to return to my Ricoh GX200. In particular since I receive more questions about the Ricoh GX200 and a possible successor.
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The Ricoh GX200 remains a great camera, despite the smaller sensor. I can only hope Ricoh paid a lot of attention to what people suggested for the GX300 on the many forums and blogs.
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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Ricoh R10 diary – day 3

2009, Photography

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I finished my part of the project for the Ricoh around the globe project. Today’s weather wasn’t any good, but I was glad that Saturday evening was very good.
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This morning I spent some time choosing the other photographs and did some little in-camera editing.
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These photographs and the two I posted in the previous post have become my final selection. I posted the photographs in full resolution to my flickr stream and uploaded all photographs from the card to a ftp-server. I recharged the battery and the camera will leave for Germany tomorrow.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Ricoh R10 diary – day 2

2009, Photography

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I went to the Flevopolder in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands today. Flevoland is the youngest province and this land is completely handmade. It is all reclaimed land from a former sea. Although the theme for the Ricoh around the globe project is completely free, Ricoh would have hoped for a more ecological/environmental theme. With that in mind I went to some location were I could find giant wind mills.
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The thing that is not so easy for this project, is that all the photographs may not be post-processed on a computer. Only some in-camera editing is allowed which is pretty basic with some white balance and level compensation. The most important decision today was to go for color or black and white? After some photographs I figured out I wanted to do black and white. Although the original photographs did look quite flat, because you can’t set additional contrast in-camera when the B&W setting is selected, some level compensation afterwards helped to make the photographs look the way I wanted too.

Tomorrow I will do my final selection of the photographs and I hope to be able to sent the camera to Germany next Monday.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma