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conrad's Blog

conrad > conrad's Blog
20/11/2012 - 9:49 AM

Landmarks & Details

Just a collection of a few Amsterdam landmarks and details in one photo. Taken with my iPhone, processed with Snapseed.

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19/11/2012 - 11:14 AM

Number One or Number Two

I like traveling to different countries, seeing different places, cultures, foods and traditions. But not all of those different things appeal as much to me as others. In fact, to some I have an averse reaction. Take these French hole-in-the-ground toilets, for instance: I really hate to ...

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13/11/2012 - 8:21 PM

Canal

The thing many people like so much about Amsterdam, is the many canals. (There's a reason why it's sometimes called The Venice of the North, I suppose.) Well, I'm one of those people, I love those canals. They make the typical Amsterdam look. And of course they look even better when you can c...

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12/11/2012 - 8:38 AM

Typical for Amsterdam

Every major city probably has flower stalls, but those in Amsterdam are different, because you can buy more than cut flowers there. They cater for more than just the local public that wants to take flowers home and put them in a vase. After all, Amsterdam is the most popular tourist destination in t...

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10/11/2012 - 9:34 AM

Tiles

A recent trip to the city where I was born, Amsterdam, reminded me of the fact that it contains so many wonderful old buildings. Contrary to other cities in the country, like Rotterdam and Arnhem, it largely escaped the destruction of the Second World War, so it's full of old architecture. Of cou...

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06/11/2012 - 10:24 AM

Three Versions

Some time ago I took a quick grab shot with my iPhone of a windmill I passed in a part of my country that I don't often visit. I had a play with the image in a few apps, and I thought I'd show you how very different some of the results were. Below you will see, respectively, a Snapseed version a...

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05/11/2012 - 1:05 PM

Head to Head

I'm not used to hearing sounds like explosions in my shower. But yesterday I did. The shower head - supposedly a good product, by a manufacturer whose name usually inspires confidence in me - made a strange rumbling sound when I turned it on, and then after it had been on for a few moments, it su...

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02/11/2012 - 4:32 PM

Missing My Model

Now that my favourite model, my dear departed Ashley, is gone, I find myself looking around to see what others there are to photograph. On a boat trip during my summer holiday, there were several dogs on board. Couldn't get a clear shot of most of them (pity, there were some really good-looking cock...

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27/10/2012 - 10:22 PM

Action Shot

I don't usually post photos in this blog that weren't taken by myself, but in this case I'll make an exception. Because it was taken by an interpreter colleague of mine, with my iPhone, and of me - in action. Since I don't have a lot of shots of myself in action in a conference interpreter's booth, ...

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24/10/2012 - 1:55 PM

"Real Men Wear Purple"

I've heard several women complain that too many men mostly go for 'safe' colours in their choice of clothes. Their wardrobes, so they say, contain too many blacks, greys and browns. And although I can see good reasons for wearing those colours (especially the darker ones do make one look thinner,...

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23/10/2012 - 4:09 PM

Perspective

I always like shots that give a feeling of depth and perspective. Any old lines will do, as long as they lead away from the lens, and give you the feeling they go on forever. Well, this row of cabins on a ferry doesn't go on forever, but it almost does look like it, doesn't it.

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19/10/2012 - 12:11 PM

Slow Shutter App for iPhone

I'm still experimenting with the Slow Shutter app for iPhone. It's handy to have an app that allows longer exposures, but I'm finding it hard to find the right use for this app, and the right settings to get a decent picture. This is as close as I've come to getting something usable - still not a...

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19/10/2012 - 11:19 AM

Cloud

There are several things I find irresistible, photographically speaking, and one of them is a 'good' cloud. When I see an interesting one, I try to find a nice view to go beneath it, and I just have to take a picture. Going through my portfolio, you can find several examples that I found worthy e...

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16/10/2012 - 5:46 PM

Family History Connection

A few months ago I visited the smallest 'city' in the Netherlands: Bronckhorst, in the province of Gelderland. It's only a few streets with a handful of houses, but it has city rights, and is therefore officially a city. (Ironically, although in houses and population it's the smallest city of the co...

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16/10/2012 - 1:09 PM

Emotional Value

I think of my dear, departed Ashley every day. She was such a special dog, and such a special friend. Fortunately, there are so many photos of her to help me remember everything we did together. Funny thing is that I took quite a few photos of her that were appreciated by many EPZ members, and...

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