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Just playing around with some stuff I collected during a walk in the woods.

I’m using a simple setup with a single studio flash and my Olympus E-PM1 with a Sigma 180mm macro with Nikon mount.

In the mean time I’m enjoying some single malt and Bowies newest Opus Magnus on the background.

Ideas and emotions are racing through my mind and I need to write them down but I haven’t found the right approach yet.
Ah, we’ll see.


February 27th, 2013

Princess doesn’t sneak into my bed on Wednesday morning anymore as she started working full-time again. Now she comes over on Tuesday in the evening, when her kids have done their schoolwork and spends the night with me.

Last night we booked in Bruges for the first weekend of June, a week after my birthday. We choose the cozy Ensor hotel near the center through the excellent services of booking.com.

This morning we woke up early, 06:20, because Princess has to go home first to prepare and drop her youngest kids for school before going to work.

I get up with her of course and while she took a shower I made her lunch, two sandwiches with cheese, a banana and a piece of chocolate.

Wow, it felt so good doing this and if memory serves me well it was a first time I made a lunch packet for my partner.

Closed the door behind Princess and went back to bed and it was warm under the duvet and my love of my life was still so very present. Yet I missed the warmth of her skin against mine, the soft stroking of her breath in my neck.

The image was made with one studio strobe and some reflectors with the Olympus E-PM1 and the Sigma 180mm/3,5 macro for Nikon.

February 25th, 2013

Monday evening, February 25th.
I’m listening to some Muddy Waters and enjoying a glass of white wine.

For the first time in months, well, to be quite honest, for almost a year now, I’ve taken the trouble to set up some of my studio-flash gear.
Last week, during a walk, I collected some branches with seeds, with no special thoughts in mind.

I used them to make some studio photographs and boy did it feel good trying to be creative again. This surely is no mind-blowing image but I’m happy with the result and that is what really counts.

Of course I used my Olympus E-PM1 and mounted a Sigma 180mm f3.5 macro using the Nikon to MFT adapter. I don’t use my Nikons that much anymore. To big to tag along and I find the Lumix pancake lenses deliver razor-sharp images with the Olympus proving once again the obvious: it is not the camera that counts but the glass.
Even stopped down a little the Sigma doesn’t deliver the same sharpness the Lumix glass does.