Keukenhof

Hey look! it’s another post! This is going to be a very picture heavy post to make up for the lack of posting. I went to the Keukenhof and decided to take the camera en try my hand at photographing flowers and nature. I’m still learning so If you have any tips or critiques please leave them below 🙂 I haven’t edited the pictures (other than crop them and the ones I snapped at the end of the day needed a little extra lighting).

I must admit (to my shame) that this was the first time I ever visited the Keukenhof. It was exactly how I imagined it. It was beautiful and very colorful, but also extremely crowded (well duh). It’s understandable, but the masses of people do take away some of the magic. I’d like to visit again on a monday morning and see what it’s like.

I think the reason behind my shock was that I’ve seen so many pictures of the keukenhof and I’ve never seen any people in them. Of course many of those shots were promotional and meant for posters and calenders etc. But now, while posting my own pictures, I understand why.

I don’t mean to sound like some cranky people hater (lol). All I’m trying to say is try not to get distracted by the people and the surroundings. Now that I’m looking to the pictures I can really appreciate them even more. It’s much easier to appreciate nature’s beauty in solitude and silence, rather than with three photographers lying on their bellies and have people stepping over you 😛

This trip was also an exercise in using the settings on my ‘new’ camera. It was very interesting to see the difference it can make 🙂

 

I made a lot of these, but this one really stood out. The first picture is what I would normally have produced, but the second picture is what I’ve always wanted.


I completely forgot to write down/ photograph the names of all these lovely flowers. There looked very odd to me for some strange reason.

But the colors were amazing.

Although I’d seen this plant before (I think my mom used to have one of these in the living room), I’d never actually taken the time to look. Plants are seriously amazing.

Obligatory tulip shot I was amazed at the colors and the ‘gradient’ on this tulip.

From a distance this plant looked like it was covered in either snow or flour.

This is only a small selection of the pictures. I haven’t had time to look at all of them yet, so I’ll be sure to post some next time. In the mean time I’d like to show you something I’ve been working on.

I’m nearly done with my new workspace. There’s still so much left to do (I’ve already fixed the cables so it already looks much better).

While cleaning and working and trying to make this happen I realized how incredibly disorganized I actually am. Nothing has it’s own space/ shelf/ box. Everything is just completely mixed together and I’m never able to find anything. By now more than 5 boxes (the large ones below) are organized, so I’m very happy with the way things are going.

Now you know why I haven’t been posting as much as I’d like. I have, however, been knitting.. I still owe the blog some nice FO pictures, but that (again) will have to wait a bit longer.

One of the most important things is the blanket. It is finished. Again, no FO pictures just yet, but at least it’s done and baby Yara is now snuggling her blanky 🙂

It was such a fantastic and brainless knit. It was exactly what I needed in this time of chaos and disorganization. I won’t make any promises to myself. I really love to blog more often, but I’ve caught the organizing bug and I can’t stop (I really don’t want to stop.. I reaaallly need to organize my life for once so sorry). 🙂

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