Wow, the past 6 weeks have been an incredible ride! Here’s some brief highlights (that also account for the recent poverty of posts);
- About 2 months ago I was contacted by Apple asking if they could use an image I took of climbers on the face of El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.
- 6 weeks ago, that image and this blog-site was used in a demonstration of a new feature in their upcoming operating system update (OSX Yosemite) during their annual World Wide Developers Conference.
- That spot and this site got re-tweeted dozens of times following the small feature. One of the tweets came from Mr WordPress himself, Matt Mullenweg.
- Freshly Pressed on WordPress a week later.
In respect to my day-job, that’s also been busy…
- I’ve been seconded for 6 months to a new role as an instructional designer and had a couple of projects that have been going gang-busters.
- 4 weeks ago, I flew out to Amsterdam to present at an International Nurse Education Conference in the Netherlands (and felt very jet-set in doing so). Don’t get too envious; I work in public health so the trip had to be self-funded.
- Took the opportunity to make a side-trip to Belgium and visit the beautiful city of Bruges – hence, the reason for this post!
I can tell you that I’ve felt really chuffed with these little acknowledgments; and humbled by the interest too.
Anyway, enough with the borderline hubris. What I’m left with now is a backlog of photo’s that I need to sort, edit and determine whether they are worth sharing. For this post, I thought I’d start with these shots I took on the first evening after arriving in the gorgeous town of Bruges, Belgium. I’ll talk more about this pretty gothic city in a subsequent post because this is already too long.
Canon 5D Mark III | EF 24-70L f2.8 | Handheld and Tripod (later in evening) | Post: Lightroom 5 and Photomatix for HDR shots
Above: The two shots featured above are HDR images (3 bracketed exposures and processed in Photomatix). Both were taken handheld near Begijnhof (from memory).
Below: All these shots were taken around what’s known as the postcard Canal View along the Dijver canal. The final shot in this set is the quintessential postcard view of Bruges. You can appreciate why this town is sometimes considered the Venice of the north.
Above: Notice the blurred image of the gentleman in the left side of the frame. He was also taking photo’s with his big Nikon and tripod when he tripped on curb side. Poor fellow cracked his temple on the canal wall and sustained a nasty little cut/abrasion which quickly developed into egg. He didn’t speak much english but I assisted him as well as I could. Luckily he was able to save his camera during the fall and we shared a smile over this good fortune.
Big shout out to all the recent followers of this little blog. Many thanks for your interest guys.
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