Which Sidewalk do you like best?

This image was shot September 28, 2011. I published it before on this blog. This is a new edit done in Silver Efex Pro 2. I tried to get close to the original edit (done in Photoshop) which I love, but made it a little bit more contrasty and a little rougher. I’d like to know: which one do you like best?

Sidewalk second edit

Aperture: ƒ/7.1   Camera: E-510   ISO: 100   Shutter speed: 1/125s   

Canon S95 still alive?

Here are two old pictures shot with the canon S95 in 2011. I did a new edit of both in Silver Efex Pro 2. Is the Canon S95 still alive? Ehm yes it is but at the moment it is not in use because now I shoot with the Ricoh GR and I like to only use one camera and one camera only. It has to become second nature and then there’s no more technical stuff getting in the way of shooting a good picture. Of course my phone also counts as quite a good compact that’s always there and I love it just as much. Well that’s a big fat lie! I love the Ricoh a lot more but you know what I mean.

IMG_1993-bewerkt

Aperture: ƒ/3.2   Camera: Canon PowerShot S95   ISO: 80   Shutter speed: 1/250s   

IMG_1963-bewerkt

Aperture: ƒ/4   Camera: Canon PowerShot S95   ISO: 80   Shutter speed: 1/800s   

It was a rainy day at the zoo

… and my son, the young adolescent, not always happy with his father pointing a camera in his face, tried to hide using his umbrella. Too late. Never underestimate the speed of the ricoh GR. We were standing in line to order some Churros, a spanish snack covered with lots of sugar.

umbrella_liam_zoo

Aperture: ƒ/5.6   Camera: GR   ISO: 640   Shutter speed: 1/125s   

Can you read my mind? … he seems to think … “Dad, please **** OFF! with that stupid thing!” and so I did … for a while … they grow up so fast … #cliché

liam_zoo_soft

Aperture: ƒ/5.6   Camera: GR   ISO: 100   Shutter speed: 1/125s   

Why bears act the way they do

the_bear_keeper

Aperture: ƒ/5.6   Camera: GR   ISO: 320   Shutter speed: 1/125s   

A unique project

In Ouwehands Zoo located in Rhenen the Netherlands, there are two hectares of forest specially for bears and wolves. Visitors can walk a huge bridge high above the ground from where you can observe the animals in the forest. The man with the hat is one of the bearkeepers who was informing people about the bears and their diet and why bears act the way they do.

In the Bear Forest, brown bears which were formerly mistreated now live a carefree life. They share a two-hectare wooded plot with the wolves. The features include a waterfall, rocks and a pond. A unique project!
Source: Website Ouwehands Zoo

The Bear Forest was initiated by Ouwehands Zoo Rhenen and Alertis, the fund for bear and nature conservation.