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  1. Luc de Schepper

    Koppelpoort

    From Wikipedia: The Koppelpoort is a medieval gate in the Dutch city of Amersfoort, province of Utrecht. Completed around 1425, it combines land and water-gates, and is part of the second city wall of Amersfoort, which was constructed between 1380 and 1450. The gate was built between 1380 and 1425 as part of the second city wall. The whole wall was completed around 1450. The gate was attacked in 1427 during the siege of the city. This attack was repelled. The gate was opened and closed every day by the appointed raddraaiers, "wheel-turners". A minimum of twelve wheel-turners were collected morning and evening by several guards. It was an extremely dangerous task; if they did not begin walking simultaneously, then one could fall, dragging the rest along with often fatal results. Before the gate could come down, it had to be raised, to pull out the iron pins that held it in place. Only then could it come down. While the gate was going down, walking in the wheel grew ever easier and faster, and many people stumbled and broke their limbs. The koppelpoort was also never breached. The Koppelpoort was given its current appearance during the restoration by Pierre Cuypers in 1885 and 1886. Among other things, Cuypers removed a step between the two gates and replaced it with a slope. From 1969 to 1993 a puppet theater was situated in the gate. The latest restoration was completed in 1996. It was carried out very cautiously, and with respect for the old building materials. For this the town of Amersfoort received the Europa Nostra Award. Fujifilm X100
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    Wall Art Wagenwerkplaats

    This wall art by 13HOOG was commissioned by NS/Dutch Railway and the city of Amersfoort (Holland). It's located at the site where the NS/Dutch Railway used to have their maintenance and repair facilities.Fujifilm X100
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    Wall Art Wagenwerkplaats

    Impressive art it is, I agree. Thanks for watching and commenting Dallas.
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    Antarctic Sunset

    Beautiful images Anthony. It must be very difficult to make selections from the many images you shot on this trip.
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    The Fujinon XF23mm f/2.0: The Close Observer Lens

    Armando, have you considered a Fuji X100f for street photography? As compact and short as it gets. Or an Olympus Pen F plus 17mm f1.8?
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    The "Off Centre" Mind Of The Fujifilm X-E3

    Thanks Daniel for the info, much appreciated. Very true, and in a good sense this slows you down as I've once again experienced with my X100.
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    The interrupter

    Very cool Akira. I'm a big fan of this minimalistic style which you realised so well with this image.
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    NDSM Quarter / Amsterdam Noord

    Yesterday I went to Amsterdam to visit the NDSM quarter at the Northern part of the city. This part of town was for years neglected and became a hot-spot for the alternative scene. More info on the NDSM quarter NDSM Now it's rediscovered especially by young people as a hip and trendy place for living and relaxing. I think it's a lot more interesting than the old centre of Amsterdam which is being flooded with an overload of Airbnb tourists. I shot a series of images, all with my vintage (introduced in 2010) Fuji X100, the original version. All images are post processed from in-camera Astia Jpegs (I love Fuji colours!). 1. The ferry arrives from Central Station to the NDSM quarter. 2. Giant wall art image of Anne Frank by Brasilian artist Eduardo Kobra 3. NDSM quarter 4. A tribute to former and beloved mayor Eberhard van der Laan of Amsterdam who died of cancer in 2017 5. NDSM guarter 6. Old tram 7. Eavesdropper 8. Rose 9. Terrace with spa 10. Lots of nice street art 11. Crane Hotel Faralda, an old crane converted to expensive hotel suites and a bubble bath on top with a fantastic view on the city 12. Art City NDSM 13. Art City NDSM 14. Original detail in the Art City NDSM building (they used to built large ships here) 15. Units for artists at Art City NDSM 16. A tribute to the history of the building 17. What would Amsterdam be without the tourist cliche of a peepshow? 18. People enjoying the February sun at restaurant/bar "Hangar" 19. Just around the corner this characteristic building "Op Zeezand" 20. And back to the other side of the river IJ with this ferry
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    Your Oldest Image Online?

    My oldest images online are scans from images I shot on slide during a 1978 motorcycle trip (I was 20 years old then) to Interlaken/Switzerland. All images shot with a Soligor (also branded as Miranda) TM camera. At that time I didn't have any clue about more or less serious photography. The first images I shot were on roll film shot with a Kodak Brownie look-alike my mother gave me when I was about 10 years old. Unfortunately nothing survived in the form of prints from those early attempts. 1. 2. 3.
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    Hans Hansson. The Lemaire Channel

    Must be a thrilling experience being so close to these animals. Great images, please keep them coming Anthony.
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    The "Off Centre" Mind Of The Fujifilm X-E3

    I'm also a fan of the rangefinder type of camera because of the reasons Akira mentioned. It's a pity I'm left-eye dominant because it doesn't allow me to view the scene with my other eye. How's the X-E3 for glasses wearers? I read mixed reports on this on the web.
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    Amersfoort

    A series of images I shot in my hometown Amersfoort with a Fuji X100 plus WCL-X100 28mm wide-angle converter. All images shot in Astia Jpeg / Auto Dynamic Range (works amazing), postprocessing in Lightroom. 1. Sint Rochuskapel (built 16th century) 2. Spring cleaning 3. Museum Flehite 4. Nieuweweg/Havik 5. 6. Westsingel 7. Sint Pieters en Bloklandsgasthuis (built 1907-1908) 8. Oliemolenquarter 9. Oliemolenquarter 10. Selfie 11. Oliemolenquarter 12. 13. Zandfoort aan de Eem 14. Eemhuis
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    Amersfoort

    Thanks Dallas. The output of the X100 is still up-to-date but the handling is not. The EVF is not usable in sunlight (I mostly use the OVF which is troublesome especially with the WCL mounted), the AF-point selection is quirky and the exposure compensation button is too loose so the camera needs very deliberate handling.
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    Aaaaaarrrrrrgggggggvhhhhhhhh

    Excellent Vivion, enjoy your Q!
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    Aaaaaarrrrrrgggggggvhhhhhhhh

    No. The Leica Q was introduced just four years ago and in the hands of a good photographer still makes excellent images. I would spend the money on travelling and happily shooting with the "old" Q.
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    Hans Hansson. The Lemaire Channel

    Must have been quite a trip. Looking forward to more images Anthony. All the best with selecting and processing!
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    Where are the fish?

    Nice one!
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    Owls and More Owls

    Really nice images 👍
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    Zuidas

    A series of images shot during a walk across the business district of Amsterdam called "Zuidas". 1. EM10-142812 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr 2. EM10-142760 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr 3. EM10-142844 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr
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    Zuidas

    Thanks! A few more images from this series. 4. 5. 6. This one was shot with the outstanding Olympus 75mm f1.8
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    2007

    Browsing my archive I found this image shot in 2007 with a Nikon D70s and 35mm f2 lens. Shot wide open at f2. Just for fun I applied some additional post processing.
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    2007

    Mike, that's great. I sold mine when I bought a Nikon D700. The D70s + 35mm f2 was a good combo, an underrated lens with a nice rendering.
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    2007

    That’s the fixed date of the post processing template I applied Mike 😉
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    1 & 2 Point Perspectives

    Nice images Dallas, glad you like the Panasonic 8-18mm and put it to good use.
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    Boat Launch at Night

    I agree with Akira, an image like this is not about excitement but about you observing a scene like this and making an original image out of it. Well done.
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