Three weeks have passed since I started this project. I have taken 483 images with this blog project in mind, you’ve seen only 21. 🙂
We have had some sloppy winter times, and today was not better. Rain almost all day long. It inspired me to this shot, my office window in ‘hydro-conditions’.
Day 23 – 2012 01 21 – 15:31 h. – ISO 640 – f2.2 – 1/50sec
Skipped a day in publishing, had a crazy workweek last week, and the result was that I didn’t want to spend time on the computer for publishing today.
A quick shot of my wife preparing for a birthday party in the afternoon/evening. Yes, the walls in our bathroom are olive green. :).
Day 24 – 2012 01 22 – 15:58 h. – ISO 100 – f3.5 – 1/125sec
My parents visited us today, and we did a short walk in very windy weather. I saw this traditional house surrounded by trees just popping up above the hill.
Day 25 – 2012 01 23 – 21:50 h. – ISO 100 – f2.0 – 1/50sec
Enough ranting about my busy working days, let’s show you what I’m doing for a living. This means mainly, besides photography. I’m a self-employed 3D artist, specialized in technical illustrations and animations, working for product marketing, architectural visualization, concept designs, event media etc. and currently working hard to get a project finished for a Mercator exhibition, due for opening begin march. You can see here my main application window, with in the upper-left corner a finished render sample of a digital reconstruction of a 1541 globe, made by Gerardus Mercator, famous cartographer from the dutch lowlands. About the picture, took this quite ‘unprofessionally’ and I had to work slightly of focus, because otherwise I got this terrible ‘moiré’ pattern all over the screen. you can see more of my work here: Renderhouse
Day 26 – 2012 01 24 – 12:16 h. – ISO 400 – f3.2 – 1/50sec
We have a dog and a cat, our cat’s called Zorro, although it’s a female. Our boys choose it’s name, and since she’s almost completely black, Zorro it was. Underexposed this shot 2 stops, to keep the black fur black. Still had to push ISO’s a little, to compensate for a slightly closed aperture. Our previous cat died in 2009, I used to call it our horrible character cat, but Zorro is not much better. I suppose it’s a cat thing.
Day 27 – 2012 01 25 – 14:32 h. – ISO 1600 – f4.0 – 1/100sec – 85mm 1.8 + 36mm extension tubes
Yesterday I bought the 50mm f1.4 lens from Art&Craft in Ghent. Canon does a little promo on this lens, 40 Euro’s off the regular price. I’ve been looking to buy this lens before, and this seemed the right moment. At the same time, I bought the extension tubes set from Kenko. a set of 3 tubes, 12-20-36 mm long. This allows for closer focusing with regular (non-macro) lenses. It passes information about aperture and even AF still works, provided you have enough light coming trough. You loose some light however, since your lens becomes longer. I took this shot of my new lens with the longest tube and my 85mm. Pushed ISO quite a bit, and developed a bit to force contrast and grainy look.
Day 28 – 2012 01 26 – 17:50 h. – ISO 400 – f1.8 – 1/80sec
This is the last day of my fourth week. Sometimes I get the feeling that I run out of stock. No more interesting subjects, but then again, I find something in my very neighborhood that I hadn’t noticed before, or that never got to my attention. Today, on my walk with the dog, I saw a metal panel, indicating the number from a high voltage electricity pole. Two sides of the base have this number plate, you can see the other one too. This picture was taken just after sunset, I kind of liked the color gradient.