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New Camera and New Blog Direction!

Hey all! First of all, a few shots from my first day with my new Fujifilm X-E1 :smiley: Got it yesterday, I hope you enjoy them!DSCF7600Thatโ€™s a bunch of ice that a poor guy had to take out of his frozen boat. All photos were shot with a 28mm f/2.8 full manual lens.

DSCF7598All settings were manually entered, which actually is one of the things I like most so far about the Fujifilm-X system. The dials, the shutter sound, the whole shooting experience is amazing.

That’s the frozen boat with a classic Leiden view in the background.
Now for the new direction for the blog: Soon I will be reworking the layout, making it a bit brighter etc.
It will be a photography blog, filled with the things I’ve learned and things I want to teach you! It will be a lot more active too ๐Ÿ˜€
Thank you so much for looking at my photos, I hope you enjoyed!

-Robin
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Some Dutch scenes

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These photos were taken today, August 15th 2018, with Chris van Keulen in Leiden. Thank you for having a look, I hope you enjoy my work.

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An artist at work
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Waiting
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One of my favourite places
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Liked this one
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Intense
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Love being at the wrong side of a ‘no entry’ sign

Thank you for looking at my work, follow my instagram or Chris‘ for more awesome photography.

Love,

Robin.

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My first bit of Black and White

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I have never liked black and white photography, I have always thought that it was a way to be able to ignore focussing on colours. I thought that it was lazy. I finally tried making some black and white photos once I got my Leica X1.

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My first black and white

Boy, was I wrong

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Wonderful

It is actually quite hard to get background separation with a 35mm lens.

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Street photography

Having to focus not on colours, but tones and brightness is so different from anything I have ever tried!

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Shaded from the sun

Yep, I like it.

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Bearding off

I would recommend that, if you haven’t tried black and white, to go out and shoot it. It’s pretty great, and the classic style is amazing!

Thank you for reading

Robin ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

New old camera

Hey all! I recently got a new (old) Leica X1, an old compact camera Leica made. It is so much fun to shoot with, the tonality in black and white made me finally understand this style. Though the colored photos are amazing too. Have a look!

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My first street photograph which felt like a real street photo to me
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Really like this one
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Nicely minimal
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A big one to end off with

Shooting with the Leica X1 is fun, especially with a 2 GB card, the slow operating and the limited card space makes it feel like a day out with film. Fun times!

Thank you for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

-Robin

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Those colors though

Portrait of Gerrit-Jan de Bruyn

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Portrait of Gerrit-Jan de Bruyn

This is Gerrit-Jan de Bruyn. I met him during a trip organized by my mother’s work, and I’m glad that I did. It was amazing talking to him. He was born in 1932, lived through the war and experienced a lot from it. He had family on either side of the conflict during WWII, experienced insane situations and remembered it all. He said that it keeps him busy to this day. The thing he told me was this: “My life is made of two things: war and nature”. He studied ecology, made great efforts to maintain the dunes of the Netherlands and was granted knighthood in the order of Oranje-Nassau for this.

It was amazing talking to him, I cannot say this enough, people like him make you think about your own childhood and your own life. What I thought about mostly is the fact that I had never heard these stories in real life before, and hearing them was an eye-opening experience. And he is a great man.

Thank you for reading,

Robin

The pond at the court

Shot with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III and the Lumix 25mm f/1.7

Shot at the pond next to the court in the Hague, think of the underlying message what you wish. To me it is a beautiful contrast between pollution, the waste, order, the court, and beauty, the swan. Leave a comment with your thoughts, would love to hear!

Greets,

Robin.

DSCF7799.jpgIt has been really cold out here. This puddle was the only one I found that wasn’t frozen!

-Robin Groen

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