Category Archives: De Pijp

Happy New Year 2012!

I finally got a new camera, after a few years of shooting with the Sony NEX-5 I broke down and bought the most recent version, the Sony NEX-5N. What can I say, it takes great pictures and it’s super easy, and super light. I -was- considering changing to Canon (because my friend uses it and […]

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Got a new gizmo from my brother Carlos and had to get out and try it, so half of today’s pictures were made with an 85mm Zeiss 1.4 portait lens on my battered little Sony NEX 5 with a new phase detection AF (LA-EA2) adapter. I’m geeking out. Merry Christmas. **click on the pics to […]

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

I went to the Kinkerbuurt on Thursday night, and saw definite signs of Christmas. Not everyone in the Netherlands only celebrates Sinterklaas. Lots of people may celebrate Christmas also, but regardless, Amsterdam is a very international city and caters to the interests of people from many, many countries. Lots of streets and areas have their […]

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Shorter days, tree trimming, Tuesday, December 6, 2011

So they started at 7am today trimming the trees across the canal. It’s not so much the chainsaw, but more the enormous wood chipper that is reducing the massive branches into pulp. After work I had to run an errand. I guess I don’t get out as much as I should because it was really […]

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Zwarte Piet, Beautiful Architecture, Celebrities. Friday, November 25, 2011

I walked a couple blocks today and saw a lot of Zwarte Pieten in store window displays. Awesome. And I was thinking… I see these beautiful houses every day and maybe take them a bit for granted… so. Another celebrity being filmed across the street. And on the bridge. Its that car guy from TV, […]

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