As the saying goes: "Better late, than never". Here's a couple of lines about how I got on with the Fuji X-Pro2, shooting the 2016 edition of Luxembourg's biggest free music festival, e-Lake.Read More
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A couple of lines about the first time I took the Fuji GFX50S and GF32-64mm lens out to shoot some pictures of Echternach by night.Read More
e-Lake: One of Luxembourg's biggest open-air festivals. Free entrance, great acts, brilliant location and just a stone's throw away from my home. What's not to like ? ;-)Read More
Here's a quick couple of lines (and some pictures) about how picking up your car at the garage can lead to an epic party night :-)Read More
Hello and welcome back!
I’m currently working on my leaving and returning to the Fujifilm ecosystem blog post, but this will take a bit more time (it’s going to be a BIG one…). In the meantime, I wanted to share a bit of my last weekend with you :-)
Saturday morning, 10 a.m.; the first snowflakes start to hit the ground. By noon, it was clear I wouldn’t be taking the car out for the rest of the day. Luckily I was already done with my grocery shopping, so I spent the rest of my day playing with my son inside our warm and cozy house, occasionally letting our gaze wander over the beautiful, white blanket outside.
Fast forward to Sunday afternoon! It’s 2 p.m., snowfall has stopped and I’ve just been granted a bit of playtime by the wife. After a brief moment, I decide put on my Heat3 Smart Gloves (which I can wholeheartedly recommend!), grab my X-T1 and go shoot some landscapes with the XF50-140mm.
Heading down into Echternach, I pass the local graveyard and quickly pop in to pay my respects to my father-in-law. I can’t believe it’s already been more than two months since he passed away. Amazing how time flies, isn’t it?
Standing in front of his final resting place, my thoughts start to wander back and forth and I finally notice that there’s actually no more beautiful light left to capture those painterly winter landscapes I had initially planned to. Well, why not make the best of the situation and explore the graveyard further?
I have the utmost respect for these places; they are full of memories, emotions and amazing craftsmanship. Oh, the delicate details in the engravings and intricate carvings. Statues, baubles and figures, both minor and major, the plaques, flowers, lanterns and bare candles; all of these were put there to commemorate a lost loved one and every last one of them has a personal story to tell.
Stories, such as the life and death of Adalbert Boros.
Some graves have fallen prey to the nagging tooth of time, while others are in a pristine condition. Some are minimal, while others are elaborate shrines.
Documenting a graveyard can be very humbling experience as it reminds you that we all come into this crazy world with an expiry date attached to our mortal coil. Unfortunately, the sight of a photographer in such a sanctuary can be frowned upon, even though I tend to blend into the background and keep a respectful distance from any other visitors so as not to disturb them and their private moment, reminiscing on years past.
There is so much more I could write about this, but I do not want to bore you any further. I’d rather share the following with you and wish you and your loved be kept safe and sound!
All the best,
P.s. Much has been written about the XF50-140’s bokeh, most of it negative. I rather like it ;-)
P.p.s. This reminds me of another blog post I wrote some time ago...
Ever since my trip to Dublin with the amazing RX1R, I wanted to explore its night shooting capabilities further. All I can say is: WOW!
So far, I've been out twice with it => Once in Echternach and once in Luxembourg City.
Here's a couple of shots from those two brilliant walks.Read More
On Saturday, January 18th 2014, the Ville d'Echternach celebrated three of its most deserving citizens. Yours truly was very fortunate and documented the first ever "Bene Meritus" awards ceremony :-)Read More
Two weeks ago, I spent a beautiful morning at the lake in Echternach, shooting two very good friends expecting their first baby. It was a fantastic experience and I hope you'll enjoy the results :-)Read More
A brief blog post about a nice one-hour walk with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 through Echternach, bathed in gorgeous light.Read More
Just a couple of photos from an unplanned walk on my day off yesterday :-)Read More
I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I know Santa personally :-)
In Luxembourg, he goes by the name of "Kleeschen".
As we're good friends (and I'd much rather be on his "nice" list), I agreed at once to follow him around when he asked me if I would like to document this year's visit to Echternach.Read More
I'll tell you straight away: my October sucked. Countless hours overtime at the office, bad weather, crappy light and now the flu. Well, dear November, here's hoping...
However, I did manage to catch about half an hour of alright shooting conditions at the lake in Echternach and still had some backlogged pictures of my first walk in the woods with the X100S, so I actually have something to share.
This leads me to the actual subject of this blogpost: Lightroom presets.Read More
I apologise, it has been quite a few weeks since my last post.
The exhibition ended on Friday, August 30th, and I wanted to write a follow-up post, but somehow never got around to it.
Oh yes, I've been busy...Read More
I have been quite busy these last few weeks. Between showing Joe and Max Harper around Luxembourg City and Echternach and having fun with the excellent Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS (a blog post will follow on this in a couple of days), I also managed to host my very first exhibition :-)Read More
The past 18 months have just been wonderful. My dormant love affair with photography has had its first spark a couple of years ago with the release of the iPhone4, but it really hit full stride when I finally decided to spring for a DSLR upgrade.Read More