Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

Fishing as the clouds drift by



A fisherman at Zadar pier in Croatia during last years holiday. Added a bit of drama to the sky and sea to really make the fisherman stand out

Saturday Reflections



Well, almost Sunday but what the hack🙂
These are actual reflections as seen in a building close-by. When you walk alongside this building, the perspective changes dramatically due to the workings of the various windows. No idea how they work, but it looks very nice imho

World Animal Day




Some shots from the celebration of World Animal Day at the children’s farm from last Sunday. Really lovely to walk around and seeing all the children and parents enjoy all the animals and the activities which were organized.look-a-likes-kleinfabienne  hold-on  petting run-to-the-chickenposing rain  statues stroke-me the-boots


Review of Saal Digital


Through Henk Goossens Photography (Henk Goossens Photography) i got to know Saal Digital. It’s a German company who are now trying to enter the Dutch market for photography prints. They market themselves by giving bloggers the opportunity to test their material for free. As i saw the review by Henk months earlier, i didn’t expect it would still be possible to check it out myself.

But actually i was still able to do a test myself too! Below are my findings. First, lets start with the original photo i choose for the test.


I choose this image because of the many colors and the quiet and serenity it portraits. Ideal for a good test.

The confirmation came in that i was selected for the test. After a few weeks of inaction of my side i even got a message asking me if i needed any help with my order! I didn’t need it, i was just being busy and not knowing which photo to select lol. But as you can see above here, i choose the sunset image. To order a photograph copy one needs to use the software which is pretty good and easy to use. At first i had to search and try a little, but as i got used to the interface the ordering went smoothly. Using a code which gives 50€ discount is always nice of course😉

The package was ordered and a few days later the package was delivered. It was a rather small box, but as i found out the photo was packed in a smart way. It fits exactly in the box and felt strong and the quality of the box was good. The photo came undamaged and the parts for hanging the photograph were also delivered with it in a separate space. Neatly done with no unnecessary space.


The photograph was packaged and sealed with the back side up, protecting the acrylic glass from any scratches.


The photo had an additional plastic layer on it, which saved it from any dust. Leaving it all clean and protected.


I hadn’t seen any acrylic glass photographs before, so i was keen to give it a try. It actually looks very cool, and as one can see the corners really look nice. As if one is looking through water. The photograph is printed on the back and i couldn’t see any problems with that. Good quality and it feels like one piece.


Here below you can see the final result, with the plastic protective layer removed. Really nice colors, soft and no strange color differences between this one and the original. The material itself looks cool, but i guess i’m more of a poster boy lol. But i’ll find a nice place for this photograph as the basic system for hanging this photograph were delivered as well.
My conclusion is that the quality of the print is good, colors look as they should and the material used is fine. It was nice to try this for free. I was already considering making a photo book with Saal Digital before i knew of this free review and seeing the end result proves that this is a good choice for digital printing. Though i did find that the normal price for this acrylic glass is a bit high.

You might want to check whether you can review a product for Saal Digital too. They really try to convince people to try their products. And why not? The quality is good:




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Thijs wanted to say hi to all of you bloggers

Thijs is the son of a friend of mine and this portrait was made while we were visiting the zoo. He’s a keen and curious fellow, lovely to have had him and the other small ones with us on that day!





Being on the other side as the magic slowly comes alive
Dream of lands full of mystical places long forgotten
Fairy tales escape from the minds of their creators
And find their dwelling in this land of in between
Playing on the land, in the water and flying through the sky
Nature performs her dance right in front of my very eyes