Today I took a bit of a detour getting home from work. I went to Esonstad, a small holiday resort to the north of here, which has a recreated semi-historic town center. During this time of year it's mostly deserted, so ideal for some urban photograph after dark. My tripod broke last night, so I had to shoot by hand with high ISO and a lot of the photos were a bit too blurry and/or grainy, but some came out pretty good.
Each year 52frames starts with "Self Portait". As did a self portrait as part of my own random word challenge before I joined 52frames a few months ago, so I wanted to do something different this time. I took a few different photos earlier in the week, but I didn't really like them. So when I saw the blue skies today I decided to take a detour to the IJsselmeer to shoot the sunset and combine it with a self portrait. I'm pretty happy with the results.
Every year in The Netherlands on New Years eve, the old year is send off and the new is welcomed with a lot of fireworks. I'm not a big fan of the noise, smoke and danger. It's also bad for the environment and causes a lot of mess. But it does look pretty. So when the last 52frames challenge of the year was "Endings" I decided to try and photograph fireworks. Unfortunately I forgot my tripod, so I had to try and keep a steady hand.
After two weeks of not posting in the 52frames challenge because I was moving, I finally had time to take a photo again today. I moved to a temporary house, which has this pond next to it.
This week's 52Frames challange was "Shot With a Phone". I used my phone, tablet and camera :)
When I wanted to go to bed this weekend, something was in the way.
This week's 52frames challenge was Life. I had a hard time thinking of something to shoot. Most of the examples were of lifestyle, family, street photography, but I didn't really have time to go out and shoot anything like that. So I took a broader interpretation of the theme and shot some tomatoes with googly eyes :)