The Day of the Castle is held every year on Whit Monday. Castles, Country estates and ruins open their doors to the general public. We decided to use this opportunity and have a look at some of the places that are normally off limits and enjoy a day in the city of Breda. Many activities for young and old were organized. The city also has a long history connected to the House of Nassau which was also celebrated at this day. Pictures were taken with the X100S using the WCL-X100 to have a wider angle.
4 days of jazz on 16 locations throughout the centre of Breda. Over 175 concerts and almost all of them are free. This year (May 14th till 17th) the 45th edition of the Breda Jazz Festival took place. The festival attracks over 200.000 visitors in 4 days.
I found my time machine and it goes by the name of Asahi Pentax K1000. Ever since I’m getting more into and reading about photography I’m dying to start shooting film. Just like the old days. Back to basics. I think it will help me to develop my skills and hopefully get me to the next level. But most importantly, it will be just a lot of fun. I’ll keep you posted here about my whereabouts as I move along back into the analog world. After all there’s a part II and III in this series. 😉
The Dutch like to spend their Easter Monday outside the house in a traffic jam towards shopping malls, theme parks, DIY stores or Ikea. Although consisting out of a mixed company of Dutch and Hungarians we decided to be no different. Having a guest around the house for the Easter weekend we eventually decided to visit Willemstad. Luckily for us the rest of Holland didn’t finish their Easter brunch yet. Giving us a time and space to explore this little town. On arrival the town still looked pretty much a sleep.
First post of the year 2015 on this blog! We’re one month on the way and I hope everybody is doing great! Winter has arrived and some real snow has actually fallen this winter.
To celebrate our anniversary me and Adri had a weekend to ourselves. Having slept in a castle (Ter Worm) we woke up the next morning in a landscape covered with snow. Since the temperature had dropped quite a bit we figured we better skip a city trip and visit the Efteling instead (and continue the fairy tale). Making this post somewhat an extension of the last one.
A quick blog post about my first impressions using the WCL-X100. The WCL-X100 is a wide conversion lens for the FUJIFILM X100 (and up). Since the return of our trip to Paris I added it to my wishlist in the hope of getting it one day. Not knowing my wish would come true that fast. Adri got me the converter as a birthday present (and it wasn’t even my birthday yet!). This way I could use the converter already during our visit to the Efteling.
The WCL-X100 gives you a 28mm equivalant view and attaches directly on to the camera. This can easily be done by simply removing the front ring (or adapter ring and lens hood). The converter comes with a lens pouch and front and rear lens caps. It matches the quality of the X100S and integrates perfectly with the camera. It looks fantastic as it uses the same materials, textures and colors as the existing X100. I wanted the black version instead of the silver one. Just for kicks.