Monthly Archives: September 2014

Time is running out

I like taking pictures in the autumn. The colours are nice and so is the light. This year, however, all my favourite subjects seem to have left the garden. I have not found a ladybug in weeks and other insects … Continue reading

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Dull and unexciting

The picture below is not my most exciting or my most colourful one, which is why I like it. Many people in my surroundings can’t stand doing nothing, or at least, nothing exciting. They have to go out and do … Continue reading

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Isolation

I tend to take pictures like the one below. Many of my photos are simply a single insect surrounded by colourful emptiness. The context of the picture (what happened before or after) is not deducable (and also not very interesting). … Continue reading

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Truth or fiction?

‘A picture or it did not happen’  has been a well-known phrase for a long time. Recently it has lost quite some value as normal people get better and better at manipulating pictures. some people have become so sceptical that … Continue reading

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Reality?

Once upon a time I read an article in a photography magazine about a macro photographer. It was an interesting man who made astonishing pictures. Apart from showing his pictures  the magazine also featured an interview. The man talked about … Continue reading

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Chance encounters

I visit my local zoo on a regular basis. They have a very nice reptile house and the butterfly greenhouse is good too. The latter is where I took the picture below. It was the first and last time I … Continue reading

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Unexpected results

There is not as frustrating as an unexpected good result if you do something for the first time, for the simple reason you can hardly ever replicate yourself. You don’t know what you were doing so well when you were doing it, … Continue reading

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Being unoriginal

Originality is something most people in the arts are pursuing. While my personal concern is usually getting things right (composition, focus, shutter speed etc.), originality is also pretty high on the list. If only to avoid the label ‘boring’ and/or … Continue reading

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The fall

I for one am looking forward to fall (and winter). Why? Well, several reasons. First and foremost, the weather is a lot better than it is in summer most years. There is a lot of sun and it is not … Continue reading

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Missed opportunities

As I have been taking macro pictures for about seven years, I know roughly when I can find certain species and where. This is really useful for when I can’t find a ladybug. I simply pop over to where the grasshopper … Continue reading

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