Saturday December the 18th my daughter and i visited ”Dickens Festijn” in Deventer. This is a yearly returning event and a lot of spectators from the Netherlands but also surrounding countries like Belgium and Germany visit. Crowded, well yes. 150.000 people over the days you can visit. This meant we had to wait for an hour and a half before we could enter and photography was difficult, everybody wants the prime spot to watch!

Above a series converted to black and white. I used Adobe Camera raw for the processing of the two series. Two days before this event i acquired a Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm 2.8 Macro. I read in reviews this lens was also useful as a portrait lens so i only used this one. I immediately fell in love with this lens, wide open rendering and sharpness is on high level, a very good purchase to accompany my E-M10 MK2. Below a series processed in color.

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Dickens Festijn Deventer 2016

Hope it was fun reading and watching!



It has been a while since i posted at this blog. It was time again. Have been busy, but flickr kept on going. I mounted my Kiron 105mm 1:2.8 on the D90 and went into the garden, found this grass wich i aimed my macro ideas at. It was a cloudy day so shutters speeds barely reached fast times to freeze the movement, but it gave some nice shots in my opinion. All the photo’s are a little bit post processed in Capture NX 2. Moslty exposure compensation and a bit sliding with black and white point. And if needed USM.