Thursday, 14 March 2013

Views from the highest building of Rijswijk

With a borrowed SLR camera, I decided to take a few practise shots from the 25th floor of the building I am working in. The weather is not optimal and I have to take the pictures through windows which are screaming for a cleaning session. The people working on this floor say that each day, people come here to take pictures, so I am not as creative as I thought.

Since I love details, I am starting with close-ups of buildings and cars just below me, the tram passes by. At the horizon, I see the windmill of the harbour of Rotterdam, this is a distance on about 20 km. The sun plays with the clouds and occasionally breaks through. The light is fascinating. Turning to the other side, I see the skyline of The Hague, the governmental capital of The Netherlands.

My decision is already made, I am going to buy a Nikon D7100 but I am not sure yet of the lenses. Probably I will decide by the end of the month.

Met een geleende spiegelreflex camera besloot ik enkele oefenfoto's te nemen op het 25ste verdiep van het gebouw waarin ik werk. De weersomstandigheden zijn niet optimaal en ik moet foto's nemen door ramen die schreeuwen om een schoonmaakbeurt. Mensen die op dit verdiep werken vertellen mij dat men hier dagelijks foto's komt maken. Dat verbaast me, ik ben niet zo creatief als ik dacht. 

Daar ik van details hou, begin ik met enkele close-ups van gebouwen en auto's vlak onder mij, een tram rijdt voorbij. Aan de horizon op een afstand van ongeveer 20 km, zien we het windmolenpark van de haven van Rotterdam. De zon speelt met de wolken en af en toe breekt ze er door. Het licht is fascinerend. Draaiend naar de andere kant, zien we de skyline van Den Haag, de stad waar de regering van Nederland is gevestigd. 

Mijn beslissing staat vast, ik ga een Nikon spiegelreflex D7100 kopen maar ik ben nog niet zeker welke lenzen. Waarschijnlijk ga ik beslissen aan het einde van de maand. 
 
Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

Rijswijk from the air

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22 comments:

  1. Een nieuw speeltje, Filip, om 'U' tegen te zeggen ! Dat belooft !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. All I can say is, if you are shooting through a dirty window, then the borrowed camera is doing a wonderful job! I've seen some of my shots through windows that were dirty and they never turned out this good!

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  3. een toestel met enorme mogelijkheden Filip...

    alvast succes er mee

    groeten

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  4. Wow you have quite the view!!! You will love the camera and the lens decisions are always the hardest. I have to say the lenses that came with my slr kit were perfect to start though, one that will do wide angle to mid range and a telephoto.

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  5. Mooi apparaat!
    Goede locatie trouwens voor een fotograaf en zeker als een deel van het uitzicht word belicht door de zon.

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  6. Lovely. It would be nice to work so high. And I'm sure you'll take more and more pictures in different weather.
    Greetings

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  7. Great shots - no sign of the dirty windows, but Filip you go to work!!! I thought that you spent all of your time travelling the world.

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  8. Als je daar werkt, kom je niet meer aan werken toe denk ik. Ik zou alleen maar naar buiten kijken.

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  9. Zo te zien wordt er nog voldoende gebouwd.....leuke foto impressie Filip

    Groet, Joop

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  10. ja ik kan geloven dat vanaf dat verdiep veel foto's genomen worden, je hebt er prachtige uitzichten

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  11. Lovely photos, no sign of a dirty window at all. When you buy your new camera I do believe we all will be seeing some supurb photos in great detail.

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  12. Great shot of the sunrays streaming through the clouds.

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  13. So many things to love here. The beautiful sun rays...they are hard to capture in a camera lens and don't tend to show up very well...yours DID. And the colorful buildings!

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  14. Wonderful shots, Filip!! What a great idea to buy yourself a DSLR camera. You will be so glad you did. I personally shoot with a Canon and have just upgraded from a Canon 1100D to a 7D... just waiting for it to be delivered!
    I look forward to what you capture with your new camera.

    Just an aside from this post... Bec is in hospital (she has been there for almost a month). I know you have been a great support in the past but. she hasn't mentioned it on Facebook as she doesn't want everyone to know. I thought you should know.

    Thanks again Filip!

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  15. De très belles photos du ciel j'aime++++. Effectivement on voit le manque de piqué à cause de la vitre mais c'est super de partager car elles sont belles! bisous

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  16. First and fifth especially atmospheric - sense the impending downpour...lovely pics (that do not reflect the dirty windows!)

    Anna :o]

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  17. Good luck Filip. I know that's not an easy task. Unfortunately I'm not able to help you because I use Canon body and objectives.
    Have a great weekend. Groetjes, Miklos

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  18. cool entry, I should do similar report too-hihi:-))

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  19. Thank you for the high-level tour. It looks like you really enjoyed testing the camera. I use a 18-200mm lens with my Canon camera. I am not sure Nikon makes this lens, but it has a wide focal range for travel usage.

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  20. leuke overzichtsfoto's Filip. Je oefening is geslacht en wij zullen t.z.t. je fotoreportages zien met de dan nieuwe camera en lenzen. Groetjes, Dietmut

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  21. All lovely shots and now you have your own DSLR. Can't wait to see your photos from your new camera! Have been scrolling back to see if you had done anything on the tower of london. That was a place that fascinated me when I was there. Have a lovely evening

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