Front view of (part of) business premises in Sneek, at that time under construction.
May 2011. Happy with my first digital SLR: an occasion Nikon D80 SLR which I bought two months before.
Subject of this picture is a footboard of a huge American truck.
To my surprise, in October 2011 it was the winning photo in the Samsung Macro contest by Focus, a well-known Dutch photo magazine.
It also meant my start on Flickr, the site from which I get much inspiration from for this kind of pictures and learned al lot from others contributors.
Picture in Focus Magazine, October 2011:
American wind engine with eighteen blades, located on the northeast side of the village of Goingarijp (Friesland). It is the only remaining wind engine in the Netherlands that was manufactured by the firm Slager in Wolvega. The original location of the mill was the Rottige Meente nature reserve.
In 2007, residents of Goingrarijp ensured that the mill could be preserved and brought the mill to their village for that purpose.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the type of mill was often used in the Netherlands for pumping smaller polders, particularly in North Holland and Friesland.
Sometimes you sell one of your favorite cameras because you think there will be a new favorite or you simple have to choose between options because you cannot have 10 cameras in your house for all your photo circumstances. So, at one day, I sold my Nikon 995. A few months later of course, I regretted it. But I had chosen, so I couldn’t blame anyone.
Only this year, I bought it back. Well, another Nikon 995, but in very good shape and it feels like my first one.
I am still impressed how good the macro-option of the 3,34 mp camera from 2001 camera is. I still like the swivel body very much and also all the setting options. A classic one, this 995 and not to be sold anymore!
Picture by Nikon 995 and slightly edited with DxO software