Feels Like Rome

And that’s because it is! Beautiful Rome. We made it. A city that was high on our list for quite a while now. In late november we finally managed to visit this amazing city. We had 3 nights to spend and enjoy it to the fullest. We knew the weather would be a risk. But luckily we only had rain the last day. And the amount of tourist were definitely a lot less compared to spring or summer.

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Sinterklaas

This is blog post number hundred! One hundred blog posts! ONE HUNDRED! 100! Can you believe it? I certainly can’t! It’s quite a milestone. And what a better way to celebrate it with the arrival of Sinterklaas and his Pieten. Last Saturday Sint-Nicolaas arrived from Spain. And that’s always a big festivity here in The Netherlands. Children (and parents) are excited about the toys and candies he brings. Iván and Simon dressed up as Piet for this special occasion.

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Monkeys, Apes and Primates

Back on the road with the Canon for a change. Time to try out the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens some more. One of the reasons for buying this lens was to have a little more reach than what I was having. A Zoo is one of those places where those extra mm’s come in handy. A perfect place to see what this lens can do.

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My First Impressions of the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens

I recently bought the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens. It’s been a while since I bought anything for my Canon setup. Mostly that’s because I am very satisfied with my Fuji X100S. That little camera still suits most of my needs.

But it’s also nice to expand the collection a little bit and play around with the Canon again after such a long time. It’s actually quite nice to be holding the ‘big’ DSLR once more and have some fun with it. I usually like to shoot wide. But sometimes a little extra reach comes in handy. And more importantly I didn’t have a Macro lens yet. Those two things combined were the mean reason for me to make the purchase and add it to my collection.

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All Those Colors In Black And White

A funfair, right in the heart of the city. Last week we were in Breda to visit the carnival. I expected this post to be in color. After all there’s plenty of color to be seen at a funfair. Bright lights and neon signs everywhere. But when processing the images I actually preferred them in black and white (with one exception as you’ll see). That just seemed to work better in this case. Removing the distraction of all the colors and emphasizing the persons instead. Or maybe it’s just the look and feel of street photography that I love so much. Either way, here are some photos of last weekend.

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A JE TO!

As a kid I loved Pat & Mat. Now, years later, my own son is watching the episodes over and over again (thanks to Netflix). And honestly I don’t mind it at all. I still enjoy watching Pat & Mat and seeing them solve their self-made problems. It’s hugely entertaining to me. We like them so much that we even went to the cinema and theater to see them. We are clearly in that phase now. 🙂

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