Benches in the park

Today I took my Samyang 7.5mm fisheye lens out for a test drive. It is a fun lens to use but still have to learn how to get the most out of it. Below is one of the photo’s I liked very much.

Empty Benches

Empty Benches

Last Wednesday I planned to do some street photography. Just to get more practice in it, but sadly I failed. I went to one of the parks in the center of the city. Assuming that there would be ‘many’ people enjoying the park and sunshine. But the park was mostly empty. I think it says enough that my favorite shot of the day is this one with the empty benches.

But I still enjoyed my self and that is also important.

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Lens: M.Zuiko 45mm f1.8



This ruin (also called Barbarossa-ruin) is one of two remains of the castle in my city. The castle itself was sold and demolished at the end of the 18th century. The stones that once made the castle were sold and used to made city walls, roads and houses.

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5II
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8

The park in black & white

Early this afternoon I had a walk in the park. To get some fresh air and maybe take some photos.

These three photos I liked the best. Did some basic editing in Lightroom and darkened the sky a bit. In real the clouds and sky looked darker. But when I imported them they looked like a light grey so I made them darker again to match what I saw. I like them this way.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 with 25mm 1.8 lens.

Backlit tree in the snow

Backlit tree


This photo was taken in the park near my home. The day before we had a lot of snow. For Holland at least. The next day I went to out to the park to make photo’s of the snow. The photo here is my favorite one. The sun was low and casting nice long shadows. When I walk around I not only look in front of me. But also up, down and back. And very often you find interesting scenes. The same with this one photo. The scene in front of me was boring. So I looked back and saw this scene. I moved around to find the best position where I could hide the sun as much as possible behind the tree.

In post processing I did not do very much. Just lowered the highlights a bit, increased the shadows, contrast and clarity. After that applied sharpening and a little vignette.