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From above

2013, Photography

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When sensed from above everything feels so differently. From above the Dutch light can be even more magical. A river curves gently around long sweeping shadows. From above it becomes even more apparent that every stretch of land here is touched by human hands.

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Precious moment

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From above my son feels strong and proud in his inaugural flight. A precious moment to remember, from below.

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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

Click

2013, Photography
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The Click

When you press the shutter there isn’t just that click of the shutter. There is also that click briefly before when you see the moment. It builds up. The light, the subject, your mood. You feel it. And some of these moments demands to be cherished. This one is for my wife.

Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

Broad view

2010, Photography


Not too long ago I received some requests for maybe sharing some of my post processing B&W conversion techniques. I am still contemplating on the thought of putting up an article about just that. Partly I see it as a pure technical thing to explain some post processing skills, but for me my post processing is also something very personal. It is part of my style that I developed and keep on developing. It is part of how I see. How it reflects my emotions. Sharing some of these skills is like sharing something of me.

Still I realize that it might help others to understand some of the B&W post processing too. Therefore I am thinking of writing an article that is not only pure technical. I also will try to write about my thoughts and considerations with my B&W photography and post processing.

Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

In the light

2009, Photography

With some luck I am only able to photograph in the weekends. Low light, lots of rain, and strong winds, but today in the afternoon luck was on my side. Dutch light, the Helios 58mm and the Tokina 28mm with me. Tried the Helios at infinity and worked without any problems (promised to do so to rc).
In the light by Wouter Brandsma

In the light by Wouter Brandsma

In the light by Wouter Brandsma

In the light by Wouter Brandsma

In the light by Wouter Brandsma

In the light by Wouter Brandsma

In the light by Wouter Brandsma

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma