Stevensloop 2019

The last week we had a lot of rain in Holland. Yesterday was a mostly dry day. So a good time to go outside make some photographs. In my city there was a half marathon going one. So a perfect time to do some street photography. I also did try the focus tracking on my Olympus Pen-F. It is not as good as some other camera’s. But I did manage to get some good shots this way of the runners. I think the success rate was around 70%.

Below are some of my favorite photos.


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Music in the park

Today I had a walk in the park near my home. A big part of the part of the park was not accessible because of the concerts that are hosted in the park. But I still managed the get some nice photo’s. It was also a nice surprise to see a big group of people playing African drums.

Holding hands

I was sitting on a bench enjoying the view of the river Waal when this couple passed in front of me. Without really looking I pointed the camera in their direction and pressed the shutter button. When I saw the photo at home it surprised me. And I do like it. I guess this is what they call a lucky shot.

Happy

Had a nice walk this afternoon in the city center. Visited a photography exhibition in the Stevenskerk. Actually they are 2 exhibitions, The first one is from the Zilveren Camera. This most prestigious price for photojournalism in the Netherlands. The second one is from a local photojournalist Flip Fransen.  Both are great exhibitions. After that I  did practice more on street photography. This photo was taken at the end of the walk. The woman saw me taking a photo and started to wave. I took the photo and waved back.

Ice cream

Last weekend I started a new experiment. Normally I always post-proces my images in Lightroom. Often just minor changes/corrections and sometimes a lot. But for the next few weeks I will not do that and try to get the best possible image directly out of the camera. And only post jpegs the camera makes.

Of course you should always go for the best possible image. But the fact that we can correct things on the computer can make us lazy.

I think it will be good exercise to get better and pay more attention to what I am doing.