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conrad's Blog

conrad > conrad's Blog
23/04/2012 - 4:37 PM

(Im)perfect = Photogenic

I find it interesting that both perfection and imperfection seem to make someone or something photogenic. I won't make this a long, philosophic piece about the subject, but I've come to the conclusion that we like looking at photos of perfect-looking people, but that and old, worn face makes for an ...

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19/04/2012 - 9:16 AM

No Photo Blog

Yesterday on my way back from a location in the southwestern part of the Netherlands, I had been hoping to take some photos of locations that I don't often get to see. But of course the sky went grey soon after I got in the car, and eventually it started to rain, at some point quite heavily. And ...

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The Netherlands is "one of the world's most densely populated nations". And that has its consequences. One of them is that open spaces without any obstructions or eyesores are rare. And that you rarely get an unobstructed view of points of interest in our landscapes, be it urban landsca...

283 Views - 4 Comments
16/04/2012 - 10:08 PM

Grab Sunset

The idea I had today to visit a few locations I don't usually pass on my way home and take some photos didn't work out due to traffic queues I really wanted to avoid. So instead of a picturesque route I followed one that didn't have one thing I wanted to photograph. Finally the light went, and su...

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14/04/2012 - 10:32 PM

One More

You can never have enough windmill photos, that's my motto. So when I knew I was going to visit someone in the middle of the day today in a part of the country I don't visit too often, a part that happens to be full of nice windmills, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to use the return journe...

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12/04/2012 - 11:14 AM

One Less

It's a sad week for those who love (Dutch) windmills, which includes me. Youths in Burum (Friesland, a northern province of the Netherlands) decided to burn a stack of Bibles (which is a deed which should raise concern anyway, but it gets worse...), and sparks from the fire set the nearby 200 ye...

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10/04/2012 - 7:19 PM

You've Got Mail

I just can't resist an interesting-sounding photography app for my iPhone, and especially not when it's free. And even more when it's normally a paid app, and temporarily free! And the Dutch iPhone Club keeps me well informed, so I regularly come across new ones. (I'm now having to create a third pa...

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09/04/2012 - 2:57 PM

Singled Out

Variation on the theme of today's upload to the Gallery. I keep looking at my shots from yesterday, because it was such a wonderfully sunny day, and today is such a dark, dreary and rainy day. In this shot I've singled out a daffodil and concentrated on it, with the windmill just a background blu...

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08/04/2012 - 12:13 AM

Grey Skies Today

Today the skies were mainly grey and uninteresting. And normally you wouldn't see me taking many photos on such a day. But having just bought a new app since it was on special offer for 79 eurocents, PhotoForge, I needed something to play with, so I took a picture of this tree-lined lane. Nothin...

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05/04/2012 - 1:28 PM

H.M.S. Warrior 'Painting'

Still thinking about giving images a more painterly feel, I suddenly realised that for this purpose I could probably make very good use of images that I previously considered unusable due to low quality, or other problems. One image that I immediately thought of, was one that I'd taken in January...

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04/04/2012 - 3:00 PM

Painterly Ashley

Still on the dog theme, but going in a different processing direction. I've been looking at the possibility of giving images a painterly feel. This is just an experiment - the image isn't ideal, due to (among other problems) the burnt out whites on the head. But it gives me a good idea what's pos...

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03/04/2012 - 10:23 AM

Isn't She Lovely

And very cute. But a picture says more than thirteen words :P :

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02/04/2012 - 7:11 PM

Couldn't Resist

I've had a very busy two weeks, especially the last week - and the weekend was crazy busy. Fifteen, sixteen hour workdays, in bed by 2:00 A.M. Exhausting, and no time to myself. But yesterday when I was rushing about to get everything in my crazy schedule done, and just before leaving the apartme...

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31/03/2012 - 9:46 AM

Blog Post Views

As another EPZ member rightly points out, if you compare photos in the Gallery with blog posts, the blog posts seem to get more attention. I'd go even further and say that they seem to get a disproportionate amount of attention, in comparison with gallery photos, that is. Unless you're one of th...

527 Views - 8 Comments
30/03/2012 - 11:32 PM

Car

There are several photographers on EPZ who take really good pictures of cars, and I don't count myself among them - I wish I could, but I've never taken shots as good as they take them. But that doesn't mean that I can't enjoy giving it a go. And I've had a Ford Puma photo sitting on my hard d...

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