101/365 Molenbeekstraat Sittard

101 molenbeekstraat Sittard

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/9, 2 sec, Raw

Molenbeekstraat Sittard

I love this quote! Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham

Absolutely true! It points to one thing, you can never be fully satisfied with your work, because if you do you are not growing!!! That’s why I like to go out and keep shooting until I run out of the battery. Take 10 – 20 images of the same thing and try a lot of different setting before you move on and get excited. This way you have a choice, you can really nail it with all the details. Whenever you shoot at something it is hard to find that sweet spot, between the exposure, ISO and shutter speed. It could be the sun reflecting of your LCD screen or whatever. And let me tell you nothing is worst then blow out your highlights. If you want to take a great picture, keep shooting until you have tried at least 10 different settings. You will be surprised how many times its the setting you have less expected, the one you have been looking for.

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100/365 Rosa Toren Sittard

100 Rosa Toren Sittard

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm, Sony lens
ISO 100, f/10, 15 sec, Raw

Rosa Toren Sittard

WOW!!! 100 days today! I would like to say thanks to everyone supporting this photography project. You are amazing!!! It’s been an amazing journey! I’m more than trilled to continue to bring my best so that you can enjoy great photographs of this wonderful city! Please keep likening, sharing and commenting whenever you feel it’s appropriate. This spreads a good message and brings even more people in. Now it’s almost 4000 of you coming everyday for more. It’s a great feeling!!!  I hope that another 100 days will be even more exciting, inspiring and creative! Take care…

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99/365 Sittard Sunset – View From Fort Sanderbout

99 Sittard Sunset - View From Fort Sanderbout

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/50 sec, Raw

Sittard Sunset – View From Fort Sanderbout

I knew why it was a good idea to come to this place! I didn’t expect that it’s going to turn into a sunset like this. It reminds me that the nature can unexpectedly show it’s beauty and give a photographer like me a chance to capture it.

The sky suddenly opened just enough for the Sun to come through and the clouds formed into these beautiful shapes. I was there standing with my camera, observing and trying to predict what the clouds will do and what will be the best way to show the beauty of this place. I could see the panorama in my head. I could tell exactly how it’s going to look when finalized. I kept shooting without the tripod and with the desired settings, as long as the Sun was painting the sky. This was one of those sunsets where I felt totally relaxed and taking in all that magical moment!

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98/365 Sittard Building In Black And White

98 Sittard Building In Black And White

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/10, 15 sec, Raw

Sittard Building In Black And White

We live in color. Everything around us has some sort of color we can recognize and attached to it. It’s how we know the world. For me,  shooting in monochrome can be an experience of a complete silence, sense of emptiness and another reality. It’s a peaceful form of art. If you take a photo of someone in color, you take a photo of their clothes, but take a photo of someone in black and white and you take a photo of their soul.

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97/365 Sittard Oda Parking

97 Sittard Oda Parking

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/8, 1 sec, Raw

Sittard Oda Parking

I knew about this parking but I had no idea that it’s so huge. Kind of impressive down there from the space perspective. It may not be the strongest subject to photograph but I really like big empty spaces and challenge myself to come up with a great image. Going through there felt like being somewhere else, not in Sittard. The cool thing was the ”get out” points. I could never guess where I will come up.

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96/365 Reflection Over The Sittard River

96 Reflection Over The Sittard River

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/50 sec, Raw

Reflection Over The Sittard River

Going through some of my pictures, trying to find the one, is like going through piles of books looking for one single quote. Flipping through thousands of pictures, I have found what I was looking for. Lucky me! I sat down to edit this piece, hoping to recollect what I’ve seen in that particular day. Hours of editing and I’m finally finished. I like the result, as the goal was to get as close to the mood I had that day as possible. I love the reflection of the water and I mostly concentrated on that. I hope you like this shot too. Please if you, do me a favor and share it on Facebook.

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95/365 View From Tunnelstraat Sittard

95 View From Tunnelstraat Sittard

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/11, 15 sec, Raw

View From Tunnelstraat Sittard

I went to Action today to buy some cleaning stuff and I thought I don’t have any pictures from this part of Sittard. This tunnel got my full attention as I was passing through. On the way back I was thinking how to highlight such a place and I decided it will be cool to do a long exposure with cars coming into the tunnel, creating this light show effect and dragging you in. It almost looks like there is a race going on. What I really like is how these last two cars lighted the top part of the tunnel and lights in the tunnel looks great…

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94/365 Hotel De Prins

94 Hotel De Prins

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/11, 13 sec, Raw

Hotel De Prins

Friday! Finally the weekend! I spent the day editing some photos from my last shoot out and some pictures came out really nice. Around six I felt like going for a walk and do some long exposure photos which I haven’t done it for a long time. I cleaned my lenses, grabbed my bag and hit the road. First shot of the evening was the old theater along the side of Wilhelminastraat. As I’m standing there taking pictures of the building I looked like a police officer taking pictures of the cars speeding. 95% of passing cars slowed down when they saw me, even police car haha.

I kept shooting and looking for the sweet spot where the exposure would match what I was after. It was successful. Then I moved to the traffic light and saw the scene. I set my tripod, put my camera on 13 sec and aperture f/11 to get some of the stars effect from the lights and took a shot. It came out perfectly. I also tried other exposures, like 8 sec, 15 sec and also changed couple of times the aperture.  Looking at it on the LCD screen I knew I’ve got a shot for today.

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93/365 Sunset At Beemdengats

93 Sunset At Beemdengats

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/8, 1/100 sec, Raw

Sunset At Beemdengats

This part of Sittard is probably one of my favorite! The walk that starts in Stadspark and goes along the river, then over the bridge and continues on Beemdengats and all the way to the Kollenberg is perfect if you want a bit of time for yourself and relax. Also I love to take some shots along the way. I’ve been there at least 100 times and I always come up with some great pictures. Believe it or not, this picture is a panorama, made from 5 images. The details are amazing and it can be printed very large.

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92/365 Morning In Sttard – View From Rosa Park

92 Morning In Sttard - View From Rosa Park

Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm Sony lens
ISO 100, f/9, 1/60 sec, Raw

Morning In Sttard – View From Rosa Park

Great morning! I went to take some pictures, took my tripod with me this time and I walked around the city. I came to the park and watched the sunrise. I kept shooting like crazy. Some great pictures came from the early sunrise, but I thought I would experiment with this picture just for the sake of change. Pictures of the sunrise are great but I also love what follows when the light makes it through and the Sun is a bit higher. I like the foreground of this picture. I see it as a gate to the rest of the image. Especially the ”S” curve works great for me.

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