Oct 122008

This Saturday my brother and I went to the workshop ‘Herfstsferen’ (or ‘Autumn atmosphere’) by Johan ‘Schoffie’ van der Wielen in the forrest near Amerongen. We started the workshop with a theoretical part focussing on all kinds of techniques and elements contributing to the atmosphere in Autumn photography. After this part we went and put the new knowledge into practice in the near forrest.

Autumn atmosphere

This photo shows the typical autumn image: a beautiful tarnished leaf stuck on a tree. I’ve tried to accentuate the contrast in colours between the leaf and the tree trunk. The photograph is shot with an exposure of 1/3 sec at f/8 and therefore I had to use my tripod. For this close-up I used my lovely Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens. Continue reading »

Nov 152006

In the Cuban capital Havana stands ‘El Capitolio’, a former government building. The resemblance with the US Capitol is striking. Nowadays the building gives home to the ‘Academia de Ciencias de Cuba’. Just before sunset a beautiful sky surounded El Capitolio and I was fortunate to take this photograph.

La Habana