As stated back in May, I want to share my ‘normal’ images more frequently. The plan now is to share it once a month, but like it sometimes go with plans, I might skip a month, or I might share more than once a month. I guess time will tell.
Since before I have shared photos from the first half of 2019, this post will have photos from the second half, more or less.
The Maasvlakte is a well-know part of the Port of Rotterdam, and is a man-mad extension of the Europoort. Master T and I like to drive out there wit our cameras, he because he loves to take pictures of the industry (we still have plans to return there at night) and I because I just love seeing the ocean, and finding smaller things (like the worm in my previous photography post) to capture with my macro lens.
Our favorite spot on the Maasvlakte is totally at the end of the road, where there’s a small café where we always eat a snack or two, while watching boats and ships sail from or to the open ocean. The image below was taken at that spot in June 2019 (and yes, I know this is still the first half of the year, but we were on holiday then, and the second half had less ‘normal’ images).
On the same day the above image was taken, we drove back home and ended up at a hotel next to the river. We took a short stroll towards the river and took the cameras with us. I still had my macro lens on the camera, and spotted this fly, which of course just begged to be captured. Thankfully it sat perfectly still. I managed to snap three images, and this was the best of those.
At the beginning of September 2019, my daughter and I set out on another photography adventure together. We both wanted to go to our national airport, and get as close as we could to a runway to not only watch the planes take off, but also capture them on camera. We came real close, and could see the spot where the plane turned, heard the engines whining and saw them shot forward and lift their wheels off the ground right in front of us. We had the perfect spot to capture those planes, and that day found out how difficult it is to capture a moving item in camera.
We followed the planes with our lenses from the moment they started moving, until they were up in the sky, both our cameras on ‘burst’. I captured more than 600 photos in the two or three hours we sat next to the runway, and when I looked back on the images, the ones I liked the best were when the plane was already up in the air, like the one below. Also, when I looked back at the images, I realized I should’ve checked the settings of my camera during the afternoon, especially as the weather went from sunny to cloudy during the time we were there.
At the end of September 2019, I spent a day in London and walked in Hyde park, where there were quite a lot of people (it was a beautiful day) and also a lot of squirrels. I tried so hard to capture one of them on camera, and I can’t tell you how many images I have of only a tail, or just some blurred movement in the image as the squirrels ran away. It was only once I had given it up, and had put my camera away, that we came across a couple who actually sat still, and I finally managed to snap a picture of this one.
Red and white
At the end of October 2019 my daughter and I had a photo trip planned to one of our favorite woods. It’s big and beautiful and has a lovely pancake restaurant, where we like to go for lunch. But, on this day we had another goal: we were going to hunt down the evasive fly agaric. It was the right time for it, but sometimes you can walk in the woods and not see one of them.
We ended up finding quite a couple, but had to jump over ditches and lie on our tummies between the bug, hunting the perfect picture.
First photography outing
This post and the other one just showed a small portion of the many images I took during 2019, on days out with my husband and those with my daughter. I love going out with both of them, but can go off road and walk longer distances with my daughter, than I can with Master T.
In May we had our three weeks off from work as we normally do every year, except of course this year there was nothing ‘normal’ about it. Master T and I drove out with the cameras a couple of times, but during those three weeks I also had to log in to work, and the painters were busy painting the outside of the house, so we couldn’t leave the house. I have a couple of nice images to show of those days out with Master T, but obviously need to go out and take more if I want to keep on sharing.
My daughter and I are going on a photography outing for the first time in July. It’s a day we want to be together anyway, because it will be three years ago that my mom passed away. We will go somewhere to take nice images, have lunch together and end the day going to mom’s grave to bring flowers.
And of course I will be sharing some of the images from this day too! We just need to decide where we want to go…
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