The Profronde Surhuisterveen 2018

Last year I missed the post-Tour de France criteriums, but this year I at least made it to the race in Surhuisterveen. Only two days after the Tour de France. The first race is traditionally held in Boxmeer, but Surhuisterveen is really close by and… as the only racing crit after the Tour this one was attended by Geraint Thomas, accompanied by Tom Dumoulin, Baule Mollema, Laurens ten Dam and Ramon Sinkeldam. A pretty damn impressive list of cyclists.

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Red moon and a sunset

After all the hype about the Red Moon, or bloodmoon or lunar eclipse of yesterday, the moon had quite a bit of stage-fright and didn’t really want to show itself. And when if finally did, I didn’t get the clear, sharp shots I wanted.

On the other side of the horizon however the sunset was beautiful and that did give some pretty nice shots. And it was really nice in my walk looking for the moon to see lots of cars and bikes parked next to the roads and in the fields with people all looking out for that bright red moon. Sort of a shared experience…

Assen

More photos after the break…

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Pyrenees

The flight home from Barcelona back to the Netherlands took moe for the most part over a cloudy France, Belgium and Netherlands. But it didn’t start cloudy, Spain was bright and clear and I cannot remember having seen the Pyrenees as clear as I saw it now. It was amazing!

A few more shots of the flight after the break.

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Fujinon 18-135mm zoom

I got a new lens in today: the Fujifilm Fujinon 18-135mm. Haven’t had time to do a lot of testing yet, but I managed a few shots. Will do a fuller ‘article’ on the lens and the reasons for buying it in a while. Here’s two shots to see that at least it works.

At 18,5mm at the wide end of the lens
At 18,5mm at the wide end of the lens
At 135mm this is at the tele-end
At 135mm this is at the tele-end