Just a quick note to let all of you know that I have finished the theme for our gallery. Our blog and our gallery should have pretty much the same look and feel now.
The gallery with photos from the Belgium Digital shooting day at the coalmine of Waterschei is now complete. I have put close to a 100 photos online. It has been quite a task to go through all of the photos (over 750 in total) select the best ones and get them ready for publishing.
I finished this gallery a couple of days back, but with didn’t get around to posting it on the blog due to all the changes to it. If you would like to see more, check out the full gallery.
Once again: thank you to everyone involved in the organization of the shooting day and of course a very big thank you to all the models.
We have been struggling with our gallery software for some time. That has kept us from putting photos from our holiday to New York City on line. The problems have not been solved yet. In fact, I can’t seem to put his finger on the problem.
Never the less, we wanted to bring the New York City gallery on line fast. So we opted to upload the photos in a smaller size. We hope you will enjoy the photos. Here’s just a few samples; the complete gallery holds 107 photos (our biggest gallery to date).
We took part in another Belgium Digital model shoot yesterday. The 3 of us–Kris, Lies and our best friend Luc Bogaerts that is–had a blast: lots of interesting photo opportunities, lots of photos, lots of fun and to top it all of a BBQ. We link to say a big thank you to everyone at Belgium Digital who made this day possible and to all the models who were kind enough to work with us!
It was hard work and it’s going to be even more hard work to sift through 600+ photos and put up a full gallery. So stay tuned for more photos from this shoot. I’ll have this gallery ready before the end of September.
Come to think of it: we still have to upload a bunch of photos of our trip to New York and New Jersey. I’ll upload them after finishing the photos of the model shoot.
We drove to the Ardennes yesterday for a little geocache. Never heard of geocaching? It’s a high tech version of a little game called hide-and-seek. Someone hides a little box with goodies and then tells you at which coordinates the box is hidden. All you need to do is to take your GPS and find your way to that little box. Sometimes you have to solve small puzzles or find other things a long the way to get where you need to be.
We tried our luck on the cache GC8342. Arrived in the area shortly before sunset, but since we knew it was just a little hike, we’d gone ahead, took our gear (GPS and camera) and tried to find it anyway. The stash was easy to find and we had plenty of time to enjoy the scenery. A pity that we didn’t arrive sooner because there is was very nice there: very beautiful place for a day hike and to shoot pictures.
I spent last week Friday and Gilze-Rijen Air Force Base shooting some photos of the proud of the Dutch Royal Air Force. The KLu presented their helicopter fleet at their yearly air show. Conditions weren’t great (low cloud coverage) but he still managed to get a few nice shots. You gotta love that air power demonstration and you gotta love the AH-64 Apache.
I just got back from a week in Orlando, FL, where he went to see a concert by Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band. They were performing at the TD Waterhouse Center together with R.E.M. to support the Vote for Change organization. Vote for Change urges US Citizens to go and vote… for John Kerry. Artist like Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chick are the spearhead of a very large group of people in the US and all over the world that feel a change of leadership is needed to make the world a safer place.
And while in the area, he visited Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island National Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore. Of course, I didn’t travel without his camera. Here is some impressions of the trip.
We went to the 2nd Belgium Digital Motor & Car Shooting Day last week Sunday. Although we are frequent visitors of the Belgium Digital website, it was the 1st time we participated in one of their shooting days. We had a blast: a bunch of people, all with digital cameras, looking for and taking pictures of nice spots in the Flanders countryside.
Also look at Luc Bogaerts’ and Robert Den Ouden’s albums of that same day.
This site is the personal website of Kris Saelen: music lover that likes Springsteen, photographer with a latex fetish, foodie who loves to travel and ICT specialist from Turnhout, Belgium.