APROC 2018 Album

APROC 2018 Album!
Boeing CH-47 Chinook, APROC 2018 Album
Boeing CH-47 Chinook

The APROC 2018 Album is live.

In the post, of 2018/06/09, I mentioned that 2018 was the year that the Royal Netherlands Air Force hosted the exercise APROC 2018.

It took me some more time. Summer holiday took a lot of time to get it sorted out and published. Finally, it’s here. There are more pictures which I’ll add later

What’s next?

I had another shoot with lovely puppies last week. I’ll post an album of these little creatures soon.

With regard to planes and helicopters, the next one is already planned.  The Belgian Air Force Day. Next Saturday we’ll be heading for Belgium

Keep an eye on my portfolio

Enjoy!!

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Airshow by Leaseweb Texel

Leaseweb Texel Airshow

It’s summer holiday. 6 weeks of time where kids don’t have to do anything… Well, just having the holiday. That’s all.
But it’s also time to do things which have never done before. What about an Airshow?

As I’m a great aviation fan and try to visit airbases as much as possible.
Someday my 8-year old son mentioned, after showing him some pictures of recent airbase visits, he wished he was there with me.
What a chance he had on his first day together with his dad, during this holiday. An airshow was planned on August 4th, just an hour and a half away!!

Trusty Rusty, Airshow
Trusty Rusty

Did you ever hear a sound of a P51 Mustang? (turn up your sound)

The preparations

The event tickets, the overnight stay and the boat crossing were arranged easily.
Airshows can be very noisy, so some ear protection was required for the little guy as well.

After the show, the plan was to visit my parents up north so Yaz was with us as well. But having Yaz with us all day, would not be a good idea so we arranged a nice place to stay, close to the airport.

Airbus A400M, Airshow
Airbus A400M
The show

After a good night sleep, eventually, we went to the airport and o dear……
Shops!!! However, it required some pushing not to by them all empty.
Quickly to the airstrip and wait for the show to start.

I mean, it was great to see all the shows. Unfortunately, some show had to quit early or didn’t start all due to (weather) circumstances. But did we see some good stuff.

Truck Top Landing, Airshow
Truck Top Landing
KDC 10 with F-16 support, Airshow
KDC 10 with F-16 support
MIL MI-24, Airshow
MIL MI-24
What’s next?

In short, with regard to an airshow, the next one is already planned.  The Belgian Air Force Day.
A real air force base is very exciting of course and therefore the little guy is looking forward to it already.

Happy little guy, Airshow
Happy little guy. Everything worth it

Keep an eye on my portfolio

This series will follow soon in an album.

Enjoy!!

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Thunder is coming, time for an experiment

Thunder is coming

Yesterday evening, dark clouds were floating in from the south-east.
I was checking the weather-app all the time to find out what it would bring this evening.

A few weeks of warm weather, no rain, eventually made me wish for something, which I like a lot. Watching the sky and checking apps it just had to be. Thunder is coming.

Thunderstorm, Thunder
Thunderstorm
Experiment

Photographing thunderstorms or lightning is something I never did before.
So,  for me, it was time to do an experiment. In the room upstairs I had a good view on the arriving thunderstorm.

As soon as it started raining and the lightning was getting more intense, I grabbed my tripod and my camera with the AF-P Nikkor 18-55, F 3.5-5.6G lens.
Trying to get a good focus somewhere in the sky… Shutter speed set at 10″

Experiment, Thunderstorm, Thunder
Experiment

During the set up I missed a few good ones… Shame.

But the view without the lighting was nice already!

Rainy window, Thunder
Rainy window
New setting for me

I never used the interval shooting option on the camera so I had to figure out how that setting worked. I read about it in the manual but there was no time to read that part again.
After fiddling with the camera menu I was ready to go.
Again, missed some good lightning shots.
First two times, I used the interval setting 125×1 with a shutter speed set on 10″
The third run was on 375×1 with the same shutter speed. That would take an hour to finish.

The results

As a result, I have been experimenting a total of  2 – 3 hours.
You need to take time for this, right?

After finishing up and when I was laying in my bed I really needed to see the results. Of course.
In total, I had over 600 pictures of this thunder experiment.
How many with a lightning ray?

Just 12.

But there were also some other interesting photos as well.
The river de Lek,  in front of my house, is always busy with all kind of ships.
I mean Cargoships just keep on moving. Also when normal people, who have nothing to do with shipping,  are sleeping…

I’m not normal I guess. On the other hand, it gave some nice photos which I need to sort out first.

Lightning, Thunder
Lightning
Lightning, Thunder
Lightning

I need more of these moments, eventually…
Instead the room upstairs, a different setting next time. Maybe somewhere in the fields??

What’s next?

Eventually, new photos will be added on a regular base.
furthermore, for any new experiments or experiences, I’ll make post updates.

Keep an eye on my portfolio

Regarding these beautiful lightning rays in this post.
They can be found in the “Landscape_Skyline_Street” gallery.

Enjoy!!

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Meeting in the forest after a long time

The meeting

After a long time, it was today I’d planned a meeting with some friends in a small forest close by. Not sure they were at home though…

Entering the forest, with my dog Yaz, was a sort of homecoming.
For Yaz too as she was on top speed in a record time, down the track in front of us. Well, in this case, it assured my friends knew I was there.

Long-tailed tit, meeting
Long-tailed tit
Forest and meadows

Wow! It’s an amazing day with a lot of sunshine with beautiful flowers and little creatures. In the background noisy birds… My friends.

Beauty, meeting ,Flowers
Beauty

In the meantime, while I was shooting pictures, Yaz was transforming into a wet mud monster.
As usual, she didn’t realize she had to get back home again… In my car.
Well, we’re just on our way so, that being the case, there was time to dry.

Common Brimstone, meeting ,Flowers, Gonepteryx rhamni
Common Brimstone
My friends
Long-tailed tit, meeting
Long-tailed tit

And there they were.
The Long-tailed tit, Eurasian blackcap, and the Short-toed  Treecreeper.

Eurasian blackcap, meeting
Eurasian blackcap

It was a good meeting.
I heard and saw many other birds who were busy.
Either way, I have not been able to find them, so, I have to go back soon.

Short-toed Treecreeper, meeting
Short-toed Treecreeper

The sunlight was quite hard and made it difficult today. Nevertheless, I was able to shoot some nice photos anyway.

Keep an eye on my portfolio

The beautiful creatures in this post can be found in the “Insects, Flowers and  Wildlife_Birds” gallery.

Enjoy!!

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SteenokkerZeel – Airport Brussel

SteenokkerZeel – Airport Brussel

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

Red Devils

Red Devils, SteenokkerZeel - Airport Brussel

Red Devils, Steenokkerzeel – Airport Brussel

What’s next?

Still to figure out a lot.
The SNAP auto poster is still a pain. It works but I need to get the different account setup correctly.

If you like to check out SNAP as a plugin on your site, take a look over here.
I have a lot of fun with it.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

Click here for my Portfolio

Have fun!!

Rense

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!

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
What Else?

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.

Galleries

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

What’s next?

Yes, Social media again.
I finished the Social Media.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

Click here for my Portfolio

Have fun!!

Rense

Equipment used by ShiftyNL-photography

The Equipment

Having looked around on this site you might wonder what equipment I’m using.
Not that it’s important when you just like to see the photo’s on this site.
You just might not be interested in it.

Anyway, I like to tell a bit more about the hardware I use to get these results.
I also use Lightroom, Photoshop and some other nice plugin or standalone tools.

Therefore I added a page to the website to show you what I use.

Nikon D7200, gear used, gear, equipment
Nikon D7200

 

Follow this link to see what equipment do I use!

Enjoy!!

Updated My Portfolio on ShiftyNL-Photography

Today I updated My Portfolio with older and newer work”.

Galleries

Two new Galleries are added to the site

Bumble bee, My Portfolio
Bumble bee
What else?

I implemented an auto-post option into 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 afterward. 😉

What’s next?

Again I added a new social media channel. This time Google+.
Because I was doing an online Social Media Course, I learned that a Google+ account adds a lot more to any posting you do.
Facebook and Instagram do have their own policies which are not always the best for you.
Have look at my Google+ account.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

Click here for my Portfolio

Have fun!!

New Galleries added today

New Galleries added today.

new galleries, common reed

 

 

 

 

 

The Galleries

After having made all the picture sizes equal I added some new Galleries.
It’s looking even better now.

What’s next?

Social media. Again I added a new social media channel. This time Flipboard.
Because of the setup of Flipboard, I liked the idea to set it up.

Take a look at my Flipboard account!

Yet, I’m still looking for an auto-post script to have it all automated.
There are a few but these are limited to only 3 accounts.
Unfortunately, I have more than 3.

Keep an eye out on this site because more will follow soon 😉

Click here for my Portfolio

Have fun!!

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