Friday Mystery Place – vol. 33

A quiet place for seagulls

I thought it be fun to pick this series up again, particularly as there were 32 previous posts.  To kick things off again, I’m starting with a location that is pretty straightforward, as it is a popular tourist stop.

This photo is from about 9 years ago during a vacation, where I was lucky enough to get here nice and early to do some photography before most tourists arrived (this is a very popular spot for tourists).

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Where are all these seagulls?

As I was photographing around this nice little town, a very nice Japanese photographer followed me around shooting from the same locations that I used; when I got to this view, he caught up with me, as I took a number of different shots.  He asked me very nicely, if it was okay, if he photographed from this location as well, which I told him was no problem, as every photographer’s view through the lens is unique.  One of these years, I’d love to see his images that he captured, as he studied my technique quite a bit 🙂

Technical Details

This image was captured with my Canon EOS 1D MkIII using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were 1/160 second at f/10 and 400 ISO.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

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