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Christina in the old building

National Gallery of Art visit

Tuesday we visited the National Gallery of Art in Wasn\hington DC, here are some impressions mad with my LG phone...Read more

Beach chairs © Rob de Koter

Testing my new Microsoft Lumia 640XL

My new smart phone, a microsft Lumia 640XL has a 13Mp camera with Zeiss optics. My concern was: Is the camera with the Zeiss lens better then the usual Smart phone camera? So it was time to put the camera through the test. I actually think the camera is remarkably good. Please look at the pictures...Read more

A Walk Through Bethlehem © Rob de Koter

Testing my new Microsoft Lumia 640XL part 2

Last time I wrote: " My new smart phone, a Microsft Lumia 640XL has a 13Mp camera with Zeiss optics. My concern was: Is the camera with the Zeiss lens better then the usual Smart phone camera? So it was time to put the camera through the test. I think it is better, actually the camera is remarkably...Read more

Locust laying eggs © Rob de Koter 2014

Locust laying eggs

Tonight we saw a Locust-bug laying her eggs on our grill cover..... Not a wise plan. I used lens 50 mm. extension ring number 1....Read more

Extension ring number 1 with a Canon dedicated flash

A few macro shots

Lately I have been using my set of extension rings with a symmetric 50 mm lens. Here are some of the results....Read more

House in Snow  © Rob de Koter 2014

Our house in the snow

It has been snowing last night. Today it is freezing with Nor'easter winds that blow ice cold air....Read more

A visit to Annapolis MD

Today we visited Annapolis as one of our weekly trips to get to know the area. Annapolis is the capitol of Maryland, an old, antique town. I posted some pictures to give an impression of the old streets....Read more

Everthing awakes and is growing © Rob de Koter

A morning walk in our new neighborhood

Recently we moved to Salisbury Maryland, to a quiet neighborhood situated in the woods. These are some photo's made during our morning walk with our Tibetan Terrier dog "Lakshmi."...Read more

The 70 - 300 lens on 300mm without UV filter © Rob de Koter 2013

Struggling with telephoto lenses

Lately I had some trouble with my mid-class 70 - 300 mm Canon zoom. For some unknown reason the lens did not communicate with the body. We went on a trip and I borrowed Christina's 75 - 300 mm lens (no image stabilization and a lot simpler). The results shocked me. They were so much better.......Read more

Screw © Rob de Koter

Screw

Now the last exercise in macro photography is a screw. What size do you think this is? Canon EOS40D, 50 mm. lens + extension ring 1, 2 and 3, total 68 mm. f 22 and a dedicated Canon speedlite 580 flash. As soon as I have my studio up and running I will go on....Read more

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