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Day 12 comments

LAbernethy, nice effect with the "glare light" from the back
Jozioau, the wide open rendering of these lenses is so nice, and I like the colour(s) of this shot as well
pegelli, here the branches obscuring part of the structure bother me, but there was no place I could stand that avoided them
gregja, could also be a modern style 3, well seen
Dopol, judging by all the different colours it seems to be LED lights galore
addy landzaat, you know the famous saying by Herman Finkers: "Het stoplicht springt op rood, het stoplicht springt op groen, in Almelo is ja altijd wat te doen", but this is a nice church so Almelo seems more attractive then what he said
onsplekkie, is it absurd or art, or both maybe??
Phil Wood, I really like all the different shades of blue, a very calming image
Robbie, nice caption, but they still have some work in the background.
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Day 13 comments

Jozioau, beautiful young lady on a beautiful instrument. It looks like she's very concentrated on playing right for her Grandfather
gregja, nice exercise for a round peg in a square hole, or is it the other way around?
pegelli, I was lucky, when I passed by 45 min. later all the cows were gone, probably back in their barn
LAbernethy, I had that lens as well and liked it but when I went FF it got replaced by a Minolta 17-35
Robbie, the oof graffiti in the background looks interesting and makes the hydrant "pop"
addy landzaat, typical Dutch scene, well captured
Phil Wood, these UK examples really stick out in their bright red
onsplekkie, I still remember the needle being put on top, an obligatory extension since the new medical faculty became higher than the original Euromast
Dopol, quite a study of different architectural details
KoBra64, "snap", the texture on this artwork came out well, emphasized by the light
Fred_S, the great advantage of the 20 mm as macro is that you get a lot of background, and when carefully composed like here it really works well
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 April 2022 at 19:47
Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

Thank for commenting on my pics and on with commenting on shots that caught my eye for several reasons.
Day 8
Fred_S - lovely oof greens with a lovely tulip jumping out of it, great.

Day 9
Fred_S - a mill, a wooden bridge and a great sky, a typical dutch scene in this well framed shot.


Day 11
Fred_S - lovely, sharpness at the right spot, delicate tones with smooth bokeh. Sometimes I regret selling my Trioplan.


Day 14
Fred_S - almost. A very blue sky, did you use a filter?


Day 15
Fred_S - stand out, absolutely.


Thanks Peter!
Can't imagine seling my Trioplan
I did not use a filter taking the picture for Day 14, but a gradual filter in LR.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Day 13 comments
Fred_S, the great advantage of the 20 mm as macro is that you get a lot of background, and when carefully composed like here it really works well

Thanks Pieter! Indeed, it's a nice feature of this lens
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Hi all you guys & girls,

I'll have to pull out of the challange for now.
I'll be leaving for a roadtrip around the Balkans( Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia ) with our VW bus.
Not much internet acces a presume.

Will post images when I get back in 4 weeks time

Good light
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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

Hi all you guys & girls,

I'll have to pull out of the challange for now.
I'll be leaving for a roadtrip around the Balkans( Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia ) with our VW bus.
Not much internet acces a presume.

Will post images when I get back in 4 weeks time

Good light


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Have a good and safe trip Maarten!
I guess you'll come home with some nive pictures to show us!
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Have a good and safe trip Maarten!
I guess you'll come home with some nive pictures to show us!

+1 // That's quite a trip in these days! Enjoy.
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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

Hi all you guys & girls,

I'll have to pull out of the challange for now.
I'll be leaving for a roadtrip around the Balkans( Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia ) with our VW bus.
Not much internet acces a presume.

Will post images when I get back in 4 weeks time

Good light


Especially interested in your pictures from Kosovo - where do you go? Prizren of course. Also Prishtina and Mitrovica?

Have a good and save trip. Hope the internet will te be better then expected.
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Have a good trip Maarten and enjoy the ride. I'm sure you won't disappoint us with the photo's you'll show us afterwards


Day 14 comments

Jozioau, it seems you have all the tools for a nice cup of coffee
Dopol, quite a height difference for such a small canal. I think you went partway to sepia, but maybe all the way with a light vignette would really make it look "old"
addy landzaat, nice misty scene, always hard to capture
gregja, nice play of lines but I'm missing a small area of peak sharpness for the viewers eye to rest on
pegelli, When there was better light on the foreground the walkers were not there and vice-versa
LAbernethy, I like how the light brings out the different textures of the two caps and the lens barrel
onsplekkie, great shot, the viewer is just sucked in
KoBra64, it's not a trioplan but the combination of background and bokeh still gives it some character
Fred_S, yes!! Nice lines
Phil Wood, seems very quiet there, but the engines still provide a great focal point
bigsi, what a splendid light and scene
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 April 2022 at 06:39
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


Jozioau, beautiful young lady on a beautiful instrument. It looks like she's very concentrated on playing right for her Grandfather

Yes, she's quite an accomplished violinist, and has just started with the double bass as a second instrument at her new school. Related instruments, so very different, but she has a bit of a head start. She's enjoying the plucked jazz numbers more than the bowed classics so far.

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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


Jozioau, it seems you have all the tools for a nice cup of coffee


The industrial strength expresso machinery belongs to my daughter and son-in-law (the owners of my supermodel dog). When I visit I certainly get to enjoy excellent coffee, and during Dyxum challenges, there's lots of subject matter for me to shoot.
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Following on from Joe's selective comments Days 8 to 15, here are more for Days 16 to 23.

Day 16:
@LAbernethy - impressed that you have 30 lenses to keep this going through the month, and also by your variations in staging and lighting.
@Harm vb - a pleasing image that really says it's Springtime.
@Phil Wood - a heartwarming candid snap showing the sap is rising.
@Fred_S - a deceptively simple scene, well spotted, composed and presented.
@onsplekkie - great snap of your helpful models, presumably spelling out "Help" in Dutch?

Day 17:
@gregja - beautiful natural rendering of this flower, and frankly a bit of a surprise coming from you...
@addy landzaat - I haven't heard of Lonneke but whoever it is, he/she designs beautiful public benches.
@KoBra - love this image. Great use of DOF.
@Phil Wood - what a photo. Well spotted and snapped. Looks like a pretty serious cheese spread they're buying from.
@Harm vb - lovely Macro rendering of this freshly sprouting bud.
@Dopol - the very essence of tranquility. Beautifully composed.

Day 18:
@KoBra - very Brutalist and hard looking, particularly in B&W. Wonder if any more planting might be proposed to soften things a little?
@Robbie - an 'action shot' taken in the lock. Nicely done.
@Fred_S - another proof that Spring has sprung.
@bigsi - a rather ominous looking photo with the threatening clouds, heavy foreshortened structures and the encroaching shadows.
@addy landzaat - interesting mosaic balls, presumably more from Lonneke?

Day 19:
@gregja - all I could think of after seeing your photo is you having to carefully dry off your camera and lens afterwards (and probably the change of wet kneed trousers).
@Robbie - that brickwork looks so unstable I'm surprised it could still be used as a weir.
@pegelli - a handsome historic dwelling that surely could be restored and put to good use?
@Harm vb - a luscious macro image of these tulips.
@Phil Wood - these look like a bit of cheerful fun in an otherwise rather dreary looking shopping mall. Originally created by the famous Jeff Koons (and sold at auction for $60m!!!), but I think these must be copies/homages?
@bigsi - nicely theatrical reveal of this little classic peeping out of its garage.

Day 20:
@Harm vb - such a delicate and intricate fern tip presented in beautifully defined detail. The macro shallow DOF makes it really stand out against its softly rendered background.
@pegelli - obviously one of your subjects got embarassed to be photographed naked.
@bigsi - love the play of light, shade, textures, shapes and overall composition. Great shot.
@Dopol - a very interesting glimpse inside an old windmill with its hewn timbers and now presumably re-purposed and set up as a cosy drinking nook.

Day 21:
@KoBra64 - a strong image of a hard edge Modernist building. Well cropped and presented.
@Dopol - love the light on these old and characterful mechanical artefacts.
@Phil Wood - congrats on your fine acquisition. Lovely shot with it, and now you have the benefit of being able to work out aerobically when you take it out with you.
@pegelli - very appealing image. Was it as found, or did you have your assistant carefully arrange the rope 'just so'?
@addy landzaat - what a knockout of an image. The clouds and contrails perfectly arranged around the pivot point of the sails, and a shadow 'selfie' as a bonus.
@Robbie - love this image. The crisp detail of the metal casting on the lamp base of the bridge, against the OOF distant old city buildings of Prague at the river's edge, with enough detail to make you want to see more of them.
@bigsi - wonderful vantage point, strong composition. Most interesting view through the structure of the steel span. Lots going on that the viewer can take in when looking across the image.

Day 22:
@gregja - who'd have thought that plain old vents could look so good?
@LAbernethy - just another in the long line, but feel the need to remark on this, my first ever Carl Zeiss optic (albeit by Sony), and I vividly recall how excited I was at the rendering and image quality compared to everything I'd used before it.
@pegelli - simple but effective with the feathery shadows of foliage contrasting with the hard repetitive pattern of the concrete staircase.
@addy landzaat - nice shot of your sheeple, and they are a breed I've never seen before with their variegated, cow-like coats.
@Harm vb - love this abstract. Wouldn't look out of place printed on canvas and hung on an art gallery wall.

Day 23:
@gregja - really grabs the attention. A bit hard to interpret as to what it actually is, but never mind - looks good.
@addy landzaat - that fresh Springtime greenery almost hurts the eyes. Lovely scene.
@Dopol - an interesting glimpse into the long distant past. Wonder just how authentic it all is?
@Phil Wood - rather bizarre seeing these apparently mechanised giant lips deployed amongst the crowd. Presumably they are meant to be seen from the other side, without all those springs and levers?
@Fred_S - so you are now taking your life in your hands by encroaching on the forbidden flower fields. Much appreciated, but really you shouldn't - it's not necessary.
@pegelli - wonderful closeup of this distinctive classic, and beautifully set off with your sunburst highlights. (By the way, love your out-takes too).
@Harm vb - very interesting perspective of this French donkey. Love the way the wide angle exaggerates its features.
@Robbie - a real treat to be able to see your lovely images of Prague. A fine night exposure of this iconic view.
@bigsi - they truly are fiddleheads - nature's string section.

Here's a link to Joe's selective comments Days 24 to 30.


















Edited by Jozioau - 30 April 2022 at 13:43
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

@addy landzaat - I haven't heard of Lonneke but whoever it is, he/she designs beautiful public benches.

@addy landzaat - interesting mosaic balls, presumably more from Lonneke?

There was a sign saying "thanks to Lonneke" - googled it and it is a local artist. I agree, she designed some nice benches and balls

Edited by addy landzaat - 24 April 2022 at 08:14
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