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Playing with Fire

 Poi is a fun photographic experience. There are many variations, but my personal favorite is spinning steel wool. Spinning steel wool is edgy, dangerous and a lot of fun.The equipment needed is as follows:a good hat or hoodiea coat that is fire resistanta kitchen whiska dog leashfine grade 000 steel woola lightera fire extinguisheruv filtertripod or other mount to secure your cameraa camera that can do long exposureswide angle lensI usually set to the lowest ISO,... continue reading

Tower Bridge London

Good morning, I'd like to share my impression of Tower Bridge, London, with you.At first, I was impressed by it's giant size. The breadth of the road surface, the big rivets and steel beams, the overall length...you got to see it to understand! Of course, it is still one photographers opinion ;-) The construction looks robust, and it is nicely painted. Perhaps the river Thames itself also contributes to my opinion about Tower Bridge, its breadth is enormous. Anyway, if you are in London,... continue reading

Trying new stuff. And it gets accepted.

When you have two kids and one of them is 6 (the other almost 2) you can get very creative in thinking and doing when it comes to getting ideas for shoots. Kids never sit still and there attention span isnt the biggest in the world. How do you make sure you let them sit still? You think outside of the box and create new stuff out of nothing.That is what I did with these pictures. I tried new stuff after an evening of playing with torches, flashes, bike rims, lights, gels and xmas decoration.... continue reading

Super Bowl XLV Trip Report

I got the letter from the Green Bay Packers shortly after the playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles: "You have been selected to receive two tickets to the Super Bowl." Of course, it was contingent on going to Atlanta and beating the Falcons and then going on the road again and beating the winner of the Bears/Seahawks game. All very unlikely at that point in time; I suspect Packer fans would have been happy if the season ended in Atlanta. After all, we won the last two games of the season in dramatic... continue reading

Coal-mines and steelmills

Hi everyone,there is a new photo exhibition in the city of Bottrop. Bottrop lies in the Ruhr area in Germany, and this year the Ruhr metropolis is European Capital of culture.The mentioned exhibition deals with excellent photographs of steelmills and coal-mines in USA, Europe and Germany shot by Hilla Becher and her husband, who died in 2007.http://www.bottrop.de/mq/ausstellungen/113010100000083766.phpThe above shown URL directs you to the homepage of the Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop.... continue reading

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