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 :)
I spend a day shooting beautiful old doors in centuries old buildings in Groningen, but as I was walking to my car to go back home I walked past these doors. They're ugly, dirty, simple doors in a boring building across the road from a bus stop, but something about them spoke to me, so I took the picture and I liked it better than the characteristic, old doors. The second photo is the best of the other doors I shot.
My second entry to the 53Frames weekly challenge. As I said in my last post, I used smoke. I wanted a straight trail of smoke and finally got it right with incense. Then I inverted the colors of the image and placed it next to the original.