In Memoriam

“In Memoriam”

3 weken geleden wandelde ik op straat, mij realiserende dat ik  kan gaan waar ik wil, hier in gewoon in Nederland en ik bezocht de rustplaats van een oude vriend.
Ook stond ik stil bij gedenkstenen van een paar, voor mij, onbekenden. Deze kwam ik  tegen op straat als Stolpersteine. (Een project van de Duitse kunstenaar Gunter Demnig).

Deze bezoekjes raakten me heel diep.

Alles heeft een reden - Everything has a reason
Alles heeft een reden – Everything has a reason
Vandaag is het 4 mei, Nationale dodenherdenking.

De Tweede wereld oorlog en alles wat er aan ellende na kwam wordt herdacht.
Mensen op de vlucht, mensen die zijn omgebracht, mensen die hun leven hebben gegeven om vrede en veiligheid te bewerkstelligen en te behouden.

Vandaag zijn er nog steeds mensen op de vlucht en velen verliezen hierbij het leven ook vechten er nog altijd  mensen, soms ver van huis, voor vrede en veiligheid.

Hoe dubbel is het om te herdenken terwijl alle ellende door blijft gaan.

“Alles heeft een reden”

Dave, oude vriend, jij vocht ver van huis voor vrede en veiligheid.
“Alles heeft een reden” zijn de woorden die je steeds tegen me zegt als ik je een bezoekje breng.

Na al die jaren blijft mijn vraag: Waarom en waarom jij?

Respect vriend.

Always

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Visit SteenokkerZeel – Airport Brussel

SteenokkerZeel – Airport Brussel

During the visit at Steenokkerzeel – Airport Brussel, the final approach of a plane in a Red devil color scheme, of the Brussel Airlines.

Red Devils

Red Devils, SteenokkerZeel - Airport Brussel

Red Devils, Steenokkerzeel – Airport Brussel

See my Portfolio for more, more will be added soon.

Enjoy!!

Visit Airbase Beauvechain and after that.

Visit Airbase Beauvechain and after that.

Yesterday, April 27, we had the opportunity to visit Airbase Beauvechain, close to Brussel. I had an early start with Hans Paul Hemelaar, my brother in crime. A report with photo’s of that visit will follow soon.

I heard a noise…

After that visit, we went to the Brussel Airport to do some photographing of the landing airliners. The site where we stopped was a plain piece of ground and it didn’t take long before I heard a noise… This was not the sound of a landing plane.

I heard already a lot of them and that they are not easy to shoot (photographing). But here it is. My first, Blue-headed Wagtail!!
Loving this…..

Blue-headed Wagtail - Gele Kwikstaart, Visit Airbase Beauvechain
Blue-headed Wagtail – Gele Kwikstaart

Back to sorting the rest of the photos.

See my Portfolio for more photos

Have fun!

Frisian Flag 2018, Large Scale Military Exercise.

Frisian Flag 2018

From Sunday 8 April to Friday 20 April, Leeuwarden Air Base hosted the large-scale international exercise Frisian Flag 2018. For further information please see the page of the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

I had the opportunity to visit this major event in the north of our beautiful country on April 16th. An early start that morning and on my way to the spotter’s hill close to runway 05.
After parking my car it didn’t take long before the first wave took off.

Frisian Flag 2018, Large Scale Military Exercise., Cobham DA-20
Cobham DA-20, UK

Except for the Polish MIG-29 Fulcrum’s (2x) all countries took off, returning within an hour and a half.
After all, planes were back and safely landed we had a break for about an hour or so before the second wave started.

Frisian Flag 2018, Large Scale Military Exercise, F-15 Eagle, USA.
F-15 Eagle, USA

Well, at the end of the day the total clicks of my camera were up with a bit more than 3200 photos taken. (o my god… )
Anyway, I had a great day and it felt good to be back close to the base again.

For a first impression of the photos, have a look at my Portfolio under Aviation_Military.
I’ll add more soon after I have sorted them all… (which is still a lot)

Enjoy!!

Portfolio Update

Portfolio Update

Had a busy week with two school events at Edze’s school.
One soccer tournament and one trip to the Zoo Diergaarde Blijdorp. I was totally down and out after these two days. Kids in the age of 8 – 9 years is a handful when trying to control them. Impossible!

At the Zoo the group got an education about camouflage in nature and what sorts of camouflage are used by animals. Have to say, learned some new things by myself as well.

And, a nice surprise was that there was a new family member born within the colobus monkeys.
See picture down below. It was a bit dark and behind glass, so quality is not that good, unfortunately.

colobus monkeys, Update
colobus monkeys

Anyway.
I have not yet posted pictures of both school events and the kids.  The school has the first pick of these 😉
But on the way to the Zoo and back to school, I made some pictures with my phone, one or two of them are posted in my Portfolio.

Some more have been added to the galleries Wildlife_Birds and Wildlife_Birds of Prey.

More will follow soon.

Enjoy!

New photo’s added to my Portfolio

New photo’s added on my site ShiftyNL-Photography.

Saturday, 2018-0407, I used my time to sorten out all photo’s taken in 2016 en some from 2017. Still have loads to go though.
I re-edited some photo’s in Lightroom and Photoshop and added them to my Portfolio. Look for them in Dogs, Wildlife_Birds, Wildlife_Mammals and Landscapes_Skylines.

In the Landscapes_Skylines a beautiful picture from the Overwaard windmills at Kinderdijk.

This week I’ve a football tournament and a schooltrip to the Zoo Blijdorp with my son Edze, which will probably add more photo’s to sort out :-).

Next week I’ll travel up north to visit the Frisian Flag 2018 and hope to get some new photo material from this event as well.

An update from this all will follow soon.

Have a good one.

Rense

Updated My Portfolio on ShiftyNL-Photography

Today I updated My Portfolio with older and newer work”.
Two new Galleries are added.

Bumble bee
Bumble bee

I implemented an auto-post option in to the site, which makes it possible to re-post any news  and/or update to 5 other social media accounts.
Some live testing is in progress so you might see some not so useful messages the next couple of days which will be deleted afterwards. 😉

Have a good one and Enjoy!