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Stellaria - "Where Light meets the Ordinary"

About this blog

So, this is the place on the web where I will give an account of my daily life. Will it be interesting? I don't know. But at least I know I will post the things which interest me.

The Landscape Painter

street photography Posted on Nov 11, 2012 19:45:56

After a long time of not being active I did some street shooting today. We had a nice Sunday afternoon, with magnificent autumn colours, and we went to the nearby castle park of Hemmen, NL. I found a landscape painter, and I made some photos. It feels good to be back again….

Landscape Painter IV

Cycle and Cyclist

street photography Posted on Apr 23, 2012 21:52:41

Probably these are a bit at the edge of real street photography. But I like them, and wanted to show them…

April 23rd - Lonely Cyclist

April 23rd - Yellow Bike

Three more streetshots in the PPG

street photography Posted on Apr 29, 2011 10:34:05

Three of my streetshots are approved in the Pentax Photo Gallery, and I am very happy about it. From all photography genres, I feel it’s the hardest to get street in the Gallery. And since it’s one of my main photography interests, I am always happy when another one makes it in….

The first two are made in Rome, the last one in Wageningen…

Must be the beautiful calling!



Street shooting with the Yashica-D

street photography Posted on Mar 17, 2011 22:57:15

Some time ago – in February – I bought an old Yashica-D, a Two Lens Reflex camera, which was produced from 1957 to 1973. These TLS’s have a ground glass with a waist level finder, and since I love the use of the wlf on my Pentax 6×7, I thought I’d give this camera a try. And I must say: I fell in love with it! It’s fun to use, it’s great to see, and the quality it delivers is just A+++ (at least in my view).

The camera is used with 120 rollfilm, and the negatives are 6x6cm. So there are 12 in a roll. Here are two examples with Kodak TriX400, shot in Nijmegen two weeks ago.

Icecream in February


Carl Zeiss Jena ‘Sonnar’ 135/3.5

street photography Posted on Feb 21, 2011 22:24:40

Today, I did some street shooting with the above lens. It’s sharp! Although it is an oldie, with M42 mount, it performs very well on my Pentax K20d. See for yourself!

Sunny Steps

At the Emergency Exit

Trier through the Pentax 6×7

street photography Posted on Nov 14, 2010 18:33:28

I went to Trier, the oldest city of Germany a couple of weeks ago. I had a short holiday with my wife in the Southern Eifel, a beautiful place for hikes etc. One of the things I wanted to do in Trier was to let the 6×7 out once more. Here are some of the shots of that visit…







Pentax 6×7 as a street camera

street photography Posted on Jun 05, 2010 10:35:44

Some weeks ago, I had to stay some days in The Hague for my work. It gave me the opportunity to take my Pentax 6×7 out as a street camera for the first time. This is a medium format camera that makes my digital Pentax K20d look like a dwarf, so I was eager to know how people would react on such a behemoth pointed towards them. In the evening, I went to the boulevard of Scheveningen, together with a friend and colleague, and I started shooting, with the SMC Pentax 67 55mm F4 lens mounted and the camera loaded with Ilford FP 4 plus 125 film. This lens is a true wideangle, comparable to a 28mm on a FF camera and a 18mm on a cropped sensor. I was totally surprised that the people only paid minimal attention to my camera, just kept on doing what they did before! Most probably, this has to do with the waist level finder I was using. Looking from above in the camera doesn’t scare people off, apparently. They don’t associate it with photography any more….. It was fun to do, and this are some of the first results.




Streets of London

street photography Posted on Dec 04, 2009 13:28:31

There are moments you are drawn towards a scene not knowing why. I had several of those experiences last weekend, walking through down town London. The city, during the week the fizzling economical centre of the megalopolis, was almost completely abandoned on Saturday. Empty streets and dead-looking buildings dictated the scenery. And strangely enough I liked it. So I captured the feeling of the streets, with the towering buildings, old and new together, over and over again.

I converted the image to B&W, because I felt this would suit the feeling I had when I visited the place.


St. Paul’s Puzzle

street photography Posted on Dec 02, 2009 19:04:31

We had a little trip to London last weekend. I captured St. Paul’s Cathedral in another way, and I like the way it turned out. Shot with the SMC Pentax-A 50/1.7.