Apart from a macro lens, I think everybody with an interchangable lens camera (this used to be simply DSLRs but now of course there’s a load of mirrorless out there as well) should have an ultra-wide angle lens (UWA). They’re just so much fun! One of the things I like doing is sticking the lens right up close to geometric architecture and watch the curvature of time and space… well kind-of. But do look at those egg-shaped atoms!
The weather here really helped to put a shine on the Atomium.
Windmill at Keukenhof. About at clichéd as one can get. Still a nice photo :p.
Not much to say about this one – it is what it is. The crop isn’t great, due to the fact I had to take this from down low with my A700, which didn’t have a tilt/flip screen. But, you can’t knock the essence of Holland!
As with the cathedral, there will probably be a few more pictures like this coming up later…
Galway Cathedral – dome and crossing
There should be plenty more churches coming – for a nonreligious person I have a strange interest in them! Galway cathedral is an odd one out, being so new – my main interests are with gothic and baroque, but it’s clearly inspired by the past.
I also take plenty of this type of upward shot of church ceilings, although again mostly more ‘regularly’, that is, from the centre of the nave or even the crossing for geometric effect. With the very wide angle this tilt adds dynamic though.
You sometimes hear good advice of the type “people should smile more; it will make the world a better place”.
Call me a grump, but I disagree – I think it’s putting the cart before the horse.
How about this advice instead: “the world should be a better place; it will make people smile more”.
So if I don’t smile very often, it is because this world still needs a lot of work.
Still life without customers
Not from the archives but freshly pressed – taken just this weekend on the first outing of my new second hand Sigma 24mm (f/2.8 “Ultra Wide”). Nifty little lens although of course this photo doesn’t really show anything that it can do.
Chess and photography being my major hobbies, it is perhaps surpising I don’t have more pictures featuring chess. This is one set up for purpose, I think from one of my own games (which I won :p).
Actually the bridesmaid’s bouquet but hey…
I don’t normally do weddings (I don’t like people, and I prefer to use my hands for drinking), but this is from one where my girlfriend was the bridesmaid.
This is actually her bouquet, not that of the bride. Quite neat and “to-the-point” I think, with the glass adding a subtle festive touch. I quite like it.