A 360-degree panoramic view over Rotterdam, taken from the northern pylon of the Willemsbrug. Rottedam South and centre can been seen clearly. The Erasmusbrug is in the far back with the Oude Haven almost in the middle.
The sun sets over Sydney downtown and Harbour Bridge, as seen from the Cremorne Point Ferry Wharf.
Image is a stitch from 3 hi-res Canon 1Dx photos and is almost 9000 pixels wide.
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I took this photo about a year ago while on a trip to Curacao (Dutch Caribbean). It’s a photo of my sister in law doing a refresher scuba course after not having dived for about ten years.
I really wanted to capture the “learning” atmosphere as well as the holiday setting with blue sky and something exotic. The swimming pool of our diving hotel (Habitat, I recommend it if you like to be in the nature part of the island) turned out to be perfect.
Took quite a few clicks to get a good half-shot with all elements in it. The parasol just gives it a nice touch.
Taken with my 5D and a 15mm fisheye, at f10 and 1/200 sec. There was more than enough light to work without flashes and set ISO at 100.
Shot with my 50mm (the cheap-ass one from Canon f1.8) at f2 and an exposure bias of 1 full stop in order to keep the dark bits as they should be. I took the quick, lazy option of shooting Av because I didn’t want to risk losing the moment. After setting things up quickly it was just a matter of focussing properly (not always easy with this lens: it is rather poorly built, but so is the 5 times more expensive f1.4), getting the right frame and start clicking away!
Afterwards it turned out there was no need for hurry, Luc loves smiling and took plenty of time to pose for the camera. Out of 30 shots this one came out nicest.
Because of doing a two and a half week diving report on Croatia for Duikmagazine it has been a little quiet on the updating of this website. And as there is a lot of travel coming in the next few months I will probably have this problem for a while.
For a change a small photo series on just one particular dive: the famous Blue Hole. No, not the one in Dahab (Egypt) which is literally a killerdive (dozens of people have died there while trying to outsmart common sense while scuba-diving) but a actually much nicer one located on the island Korčula. Located roughly three hours by ferry from Split this very nice island hosts some of the best diving of the region. With over twenty dive-sites to choose from we just barely scratched the surface with our three days of diving but one site really stood out: the hole…
It’s actually not just the hole itself with it’s cathedral-like lighting but also the massive and highly untouched soft gorgonians that are to be found around the hole at 35+ meters of depth. Massive pink giants that are most photographers favorites!
Well, just enjoy the photo’s and make sure to get in contact with Croatia Divers when doing some bubble-blowing over there!
By the way, the Dahab Blue Hole is amazing in this incredible William Trubridge freediving video. And thanks Eric for the modelling!
Vanuit het heldere water zwemmen we een tunnel in. Een mysterieus licht schittert ons tegemoet. We komen terecht in water omgeven door rotswanden. Langzaam stijgen we op. Eenmaal boven voelen we de zonnestralen in ons gezicht. Ze vallen door een spleet in het plafond van de grot naar binnen. Dit is puur genieten.
Ver weg? Welnee! We zitten in Turkije en om precies te zijn aan de groene zuidwestkust. Een weekje duiken en relaxen aan boord van de Emma Rosa, een echte Turkse gulet. Het schip maakt wekelijks duikcruises langs de baaien rond Fethiye. Een week lang duiken en relaxen, niet alleen voor ervaren duikers, maar juist ook voor mensen die voor het eerst kennis willen maken met de wereld onder de waterspiegel.