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

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

Don’t look

2009, Photography

My son in a moment where he can’t make up his mind between two choices. His autism makes him panic when two options are already too much. Providing him with clear explanations and remaining calm helps him to understand it.
Don't look at me
Sigma DP1, f5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 100, -0.3 EV, processed in Sigma Photo Pro and Photoshop (Nik Silver Efex Pro)
Photograph by Wouter Brandsma


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.
Here below is my impression of the urban decay in the Strijp.











All photographs by Wouter Brandsma except for the upper right photograph by Ronald Bunnik

My Sigma DP1 impressions

2009, Photography


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.