The Cure.

The Cure is touring this year. We decided to visit at least one of the concerts in Europe. In the end due to circumstances we both saw two of them. First we visited Berlin. Mercedes Benz Arena. This was the concert we would visit together. Berlin our favorite place to be would be great to see the concert. And it was, off course! We decided to book a hotel for 8 nights so we could do some urban exploration and see the city.

Amsterdam was next, i wasn’t supposed to see this one but circumstances made it possible. We booked a Hotel for one night and had a great time. Both concerts our friend from Portugal was there to and we met other friends form Germany and the Netherlands in both countries.

Music wise the concert in Amsterdam was the better one. More energy from the band, a more ”happy” Mr Smith. After all it was great to see both shows.

I wanted to photograph them but an interchangeable lens system was not allowed, at least i thought. In Berlin i would have been caught but in Amsterdam i could have walked in with a camera and telezoom lens in my pocket, they didn’t check. I brought a Fuji X20 which i bought for the occasion, nice camera and did the job knowing the long end would be to short. Above a mix of Pictures from both concerts. The different angle of view gives away which belong together.

Perhaps another blog post about the rest of the week will follow.

PZ

Lost Trains at Gare Hombourg.

During my summer holiday i was in ”De Voerstreek” Located in Belgium’s province ‘Limbourg’. Very nice place to be, great hills and nature. I was on holiday with my daughter. Lucky for me she likes visiting places a lot and also like to pick up mu old Olympus E-Pl1 . So we went on some photography visits. Among thesevisits we saw these abandoned trains.

It has been a long time since i really made a settings error on my A7R. By accident i edited the AWB settings to add full yellows red and oranges as it could on the automatic chosen white balance. It is too bad that getting this fixed is very uneasy, but we always can choose for Black and White. This fits the subject just fine so here we go.

All shot with the Sony A7R using my 28mm F2.0, my 55mm F1.8 and the 16-35mm F4. All images processed with CaptureOne Pro 9.2.1 to my likings.

PZ

Krampnitz.

Krampnitz. First stop on our 2 weeks exploring holiday in Germany end May beginning June 2016. We had high hopes for this location which we didn’t visit 3 times before we were in Berlin. Reasons enough, security, the making of Hunger games und so weiter. But this time we went for it, seems to have calmed down a bit and reports on security were not that big anymore.

So we went in, straight to the building with the eagle…but….. As you can see in the pictures, closed. So we went around the building looking for an entrance we couldn’t find. We decided to get a few shots of details located on the outside of the building and then move on to buildings we could enter. But…..

….a white caddy, a guy pointing at us to approach him and that was Krampnitz.

Above the 4 shots that i dare to show out of the 9 i took. There will not be another attempt.

 

PZ

Toulouse

December the second of 2015 i went to a congress about healthcare for work. The congress was in Toulouse. Getting there seems easy, but not when Toulouse is covered in a very big fog…..so we had to evade to another airport, Bordeaux. A bus was waiting for us there to drive us to Toulouse….what a night. At 4.00 in the morning we arrived at our hotel, tired and a bit moody. But we had a congress to attend at 9 🙂

The congress was good, but Toulouse was just as good, the weather was great and i was happy i brought my E-M10 and 14 and 25mm lenses. Above a selection of shots taken during the 2 days stay in Toulouse.

Zeche Zollverein after an urbex fail.

Almost a year ago we wanted to go for some urban exploring to a well know prison in Germany. All went well, we found the place, met our friends of off we went.

All geared up and starting shooting away after 5 minutes we were not alone anymore. 6 German police officers joined our adventure…..to bad they didn’t appreciate us being there. So we had to leave….

We didn’t have a back up so decided to drive to Essen, Zeche Zollverein. Above are some photo’s i took that they. But the feeling we really had bad luck earlier that day never faded. I liked Duisburg better to be honest because you could get real close to the works, at Zolverein a lot of fences.

PZ

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

On 20-2-2015 we visited this nice park. It was a grey day and eventually we had to counter some rain. Still it was impressive and i want to visit it again with my tripod and more gear to do some more photography.

All info is here: Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

Below a photo series of this visit, not as big as the MBI Beton series but still 50 shots.

Some tech info. All shots with my Sony A7R with the 24-70 f4 or using a metabones nikon f/g to FE adapter with a Nikkor 50mm AI F2 mounted.

Hope you enjoyed!

greets PZ