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Some Pinteresting thoughts

Hi all,

In my last blog post, I explained why I prefer 500px over 1x or any other photo sharing site I’ve come across till now. At the same time I was still undecided as per what I thought of Pinterest as a tool to share the work of others. Meanwhile I have made up my mind, since as things are organized now, I feel that in general, people only care about their own collections, e.g. they make use of other people’s work to make interesting galleries, and this more often than not without properly refering to the photographer. And this makes the site useless to create exposure for others. Most of the time you cannot trace back the name of the photographer, nor the link to his or her site. At first instance I told myself I would do it differently, which I did, yet also this is useless, since if somebody repins you without bothering to properly reference, the next person will still be at a loss as per the creator of the shot, …

So far, my reflection on Pinterest, welcoming thoughts of others on the subject and leaving you with anoher reflection for this week.

Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 L IS USM f/2.8 @ 200mm, f/2.8, 1/8000, ISO 200

Warm regards,



From the bedroom window

Hi all,

Busy times at work and I havn’t really found the time to write longer posts, so for this week, I’ll stick to another quicky.

Canon 7D, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM @ 200 mm, 1/800, f/4, ISO 200

The message that goes with this shot is the following: keep your camera ready at all times and when you have the opportunity to take a shot, do it there and then! Let me explain, this shot was taken from our bedroom window. I woke up from the chitter chatter of the birds, took a quick look and saw them all flying off. Expecting them to come back though, I took my camera out and waited, … after a few minutes, I was able to take this shot. Now, I was hoping for a male variable sunbird to pass by, yet till today, they have not revisited this particular bush, or at least not when I’m around. Thinking they would keep on coming back, it would’ve been easy to stay in bed, thinking ‘it’s just outside our window, they’ll be back’, in which case I would’ve missed this golden opportunity.

Until next time, all the best,