Seriously, I haven’t used my brain so much, for so long, in a very long time. I’m not sure if that says something about how intense this first midterm was, or how badly I’ve been using my brain these past years. Or past lifetime.
I even felt my head heat up while doing the midterm.
Please let me be. I need some rest now. Zzz…
JKOO: Thanks! Liz: Whoa, your schedule is really packed. And you wake up really early… Michelle: I hope your midterm went well… Yuki: You’re welcome! maureen: Thanks! Chelsea: I’m challenged enough Karen: Learning to look? To use a frame? To use lenses? Grace: I hope yours went well too. Andi: A three-day exam? Ouch… Hazel: Thanks, and by the way, I don’t know any Filipino, so I have no idea what you just said :P.
With the lack of inspiration, I’ll welcome you with this totally random picture.
Please bear with me while I’m studying for my first midterm this year.
I’m still accepting hostees.
I updated my links.
I changed my design tips section.
Liz: I took this picture while we were on the roof of the Huis Sonneveld in Rotterdam. So the church is problably Museumpark Kerk.
So, I’m on my bicycle now and then. And during those times I often see cool stuff. But hey, I’m too lazy to get off. So what do I do? With one hand on my steer, I carefully take out my camera with my other hand. Then, while balancing, I turn on my camera. Alternating my view on the road and on my little screen, I press the button.
And this is the result.
With this picture, I conclude my Amsterdam at night series. I hope you liked it.
PS: Bear with me while I’m studying for my first midterm this year next Thursday. Jess: Balancing is easy. Trying to get a good picture is harder, haha. Tam: It’s called blurry, hehe. But even blurry pictures can be interesting, right? lia: I’ve only done this a few times. I want to do it more. Liz: The Fast & The Furious By Bicycle. aubrey: Thanks! aline: I could post more dark and blurry pictures, but it would get too boring. Michelle: Somewhere along Koninginneweg, I think.
These two people just happen to cycle by, while I was taking pictures of this lone street. I always find it a challenge to make pictures of both normal, daily things, as well as not so daily things. Or fuse the two together.
Like this picture: It’s a normal street. There are people bicycling. Completely normal. The not so normal aspect of this picture is me, making pictures in the dark, of a random street in Amsterdam.
Making pictures in the dark is so hard. The long shutter times make all my pictures so blurry.
Sometimes I’m afraid to take pictures. I guess I don’t really like it when people are watching me. The really cool photographers also take amazing pictures of people. I wish I could do that too. But I’m not a person to just ask to a random girl/guy/woman/man:
- “Hey, can I make a picture?”
- “What for?”
- “Just because. I like taking pictures. For my photography gallery. You’re really photogenic. You look awesome. You have cool clothes on. I think you’d look cool in a picture. Yay, pictures. Can I…?”
Michelle: But tourists usually don’t take pictures of people… wendy: Ah, yes, you know how I feel. It feels corny indeed. Tiffany: But on the other hand, I’d maybe even feel honored if I’m worthy of being photographed. Then again, I don’t think people have taken pictures of me. Karen: With a shoebox? What do you learn with it? Teach me, hehe. lain Tam: I’ll go check his site out, then.
I recently bought myself a Museum Jaarkaart Museum Year Card, so I can visit a lot of museums for free. True, some museums are boring as hell, but some are really interesting. You don’t always need to stand interestingly in front of a painting, it’s okay if you don’t like it.
Other than galleries, there are photography museums that I like to visit. I like taking pictures myself, and it’s a bliss looking at pictures that other people take. Interesting pictures. But most of all, inspiring pictures that will challenge me to take interesting and inspiring pictures too.
aline: Don’t examine everything though, enjoy everything too. Cezanne: Summer 2003 I saw the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and a Photography museum. Rosa: Nope, I’ve never heard of that university. Priscilla: I do live in Amsterdam. Michelle: Thanks ^^. Roseline: Sloten. Jen2: It looks old and traditional ^^.
Yesterday you saw Museumplein Museum square, and today I’ll continue the short Amsterdam tour. The picture is a bit too dark, but this is one of the 165 grachten canals in Amsterdam.
Although Venice, Italy is well-known for its water, I think that the Netherlands deserves a shared first place. Pretty much every city has grachten with many bridges spanning them. According to Amsterdam.nl, Amsterdam alone has 1.281 bridges, while Venice has only around 400.
Thanks for your comments: Michelle Carolyn Saffe Diana
This Candle Lit Event was actually part of some sort of protest, an event to draw attention to the hundreds of thousands women dying every year due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
I must admit that I only went to take a look because of the candles being there, so here’s the pretty picture. And they got their little attention that I just forwarded to you.
Thanks for your compliments: lia Karen Rosa
I received a jigsaw puzzle as a gift (thanks Xiong), and thus you find the finished result here. It’s been ages since I’ve done a jigsaw puzzle and I must say it was fun spending some time on it.
I wonder if life can be seen as a jigsaw puzzles. Where each day is a random piece. Where sometimes you can see shapes forming. And where sometimes you see the complete frame, the complete picture taking shape. Where sometimes pieces get lost. Where sometimes parts fall and you have to do them over again. Or when a puzzle is completed and everything seems perfect. But then another one awaits, with more confusion and chaos.
dice: Yep, it’s Evangelion. Tiffany: Took me a few hours. jen2: 500 pieces. wendy: Its dimensions are 38x53cm. Dana: It was 8pm when I wrote it. So what if I was bored.
For some reason, I don’t really feel like blogging lately. Not because I don’t like it, but my motivation to write something and post a picture with it just have gone down. Plus I don’t have regular internet yet on my computer. Plus I like studying now, haha. Almost all classes are interesting, all practical classes as well.
Anyway, I will post more soon, and have some images for you to consume.
This is my old room in The Hague, where I lived for about 3 years. It’s totally empty now. Today was the day I handed in my keys to the place. After signing a few forms, and asking for the name tag (the one next to my doorbell) I was on my way. Bye, bye.
Thanks: Michelle Liz wendy Saffe Diana Cezanne