One year later ..
Hello Photozo friends.
It's almost a year now since i have left the moderators pool, and thought it was time again to give you a little update about my life outside the moderators pool and a year "off duty".
The year started with a well deserved holiday in our own country. After we all enjoyed a lazy summer with outstanding weather a year of work, school and courses began. Kids got back to school, and besides our regular jobs my wife started her second year of study to become a Coach in Wellness & Massages and i started a new 3 year course to get me a higher degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Working and studying at the same time took a big bite out of our free time in the evenings and weekends. Our regular life with the kids and family as priority #1 was hardly leaving time for our other hobbies.
Photography and spending time at Photozo was since then on a very low level, from time to time i tried to pop in here to see how you all were doing, but i didn't realy follow all the news and new pictures each day and weeks.
In the past year i didn't take many photo's, and if i did it was mainly the snapshots from the family happenings. Fun, but not as good as going out with my own camera and spending a day doing my thing.
To renew my inspiration for photography a bit i took courses in spring this year, one about night photography and another one to explore the city of Rotterdam with your camera in your hand. It was fun again having a full day to take some photographs.
Also last year i fullfilled another big wish and made the decision to buy me a motorbike!
The main reason to do so was to make traveling to and from work more easy. Traffic around Rotterdam here was becoming a struggle more every day with trafficjams and such. The bike saves me quite a bit of time to travel every week!
Having a motorbike also gave me the oppertunity to go out and do some driving around and then combining that with photography. I also joined a motor-forum and they organise some trips and routes every few weeks, i attended a few and it's great to be amongst other people who like the same hobby.
It is almost the same as the meetings i had with other Photozo-ers, these are fun days!
The past year has gone by in a blink .. and we just returned from another well deserved holiday in England and Scotland to be with our friends again. In about a few weeks the circus of work, school and studies begin again ..
It was good to see in the past year that a lot of my favorite photographers are still here and deliver great photos. It's good to come here now and then and enjoy your work!
Keep it up!
Wishing you and your families all the best and good health, and above all enough inspiration to get the best out of yourself and your camera!
Best regards and Have Fun!
Just a few random pics from the past months ...
My Bike ..
Rotterdam by night ..
The Tongue ..
Clifford's Tower, York, England
My daughter inherited my habits ..
Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Mirte and Femke