Having hardly recovered from 7 hours of dragging my camera gear around the TT Circuit of Assen on Saturday and a round on my roadbike on Sunday morning (with heavy headwinds), I rode to Eext on Sunday afternoon dragging camera gear with me again to see some more mechanical masterpieces, but these only had two wheels each (or three): the Historic Motor GP in Eext!
Just a few (ahem…) thoughts on camera gear as my mind keeps wondering about options and writing them down might be a good way to get it out of my system, even if only for a little while.
When you’re a bit of an Alfa Romeo lover -an Alfista as it were- and you live near the TT Circuit of Assen, you have to visit the Alfa days held on the circuit. And I happen to be one so I prowled the circuit on Saturday when the “Spettacolo Sportivo Alfa Romeo” organized by SCARB was held.
On August 20th the 2015 edition of Noorderzon kicked off in Groningen. Over a total of 10 days the Noorderplantsoen will bit the focal point of Groningen for concerts, theater, festivities, literary activities and lots and lots of culinary joys. However for me the music is as always the best part. Unfortunately I haven’t got much time, so I have to get the moments where I can.
After getting some 3X neutral density (ND) filters for my Fujifilm lenses, I got an extra heavy duty 10x stopper for my 14mm and that works fantastic, however 14mm can easily be to wide. The 18mm or 35mm share their filter thread size so I got myself an extra 10x ND filter and tested that tonight at a quick walk around the canal. It was nearly windstill, so no milky creamy watersheds, but still some fine results I think.
My girlfriend M. might be living in Barcelona, she hails from Guatemala. And so when I saw that the museum in Hilversum is hosting an exhibition called “Guatemala – The Battle” I simply had to go and visit this. Last Saturday seemed like a terrific day to get on the train and visit Hilversum.
In previous years my vacations were aimed at staying in the bigger cities: Rome, New York, Paris, Barcelona… and I went on my own. This year will be the first vacation together with M. and we’re going to the Amalfi Coast! Quite a change in scenery but then it’s one I’m really happy with: for once no metropolitan cities but a more rural area with picturesque views. M. came with the suggestion of the Amalfi Coast and a search on Google quickly settled the matter: it simply looks awesome.
The ‘Gouden Pijl’ cycling criterium in Emmen has been on my wish-list for a few years now (to take pictures at, not to actually ride… I’d be lapped within a lap by those pro’s). And even though it’s so close, I still managed to miss if for year in a row. But not this year! Marked the calendar and prepped the camera bag well in time.
A few months ago (in March) I shot photos of a terrific concert by Ralph de Jong in the Vanslag venue. It was a good night, heard some passionate musicians at work and with the help of good light I god some great photos from that gig. And that could have been that… but it didn’t