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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Macro Monday, Pretty in Pink


One year ago, while on holiday in La Provence, I made my first attempts at close up photography. Mind you, my little Canon point and shoot did not have a real macro function like the one I have now. I had never even heard of DOF or AV priority, and the word bokeh sounded very exotic to me! Anyway, one way or another, I managed to take a couple of close ups that came out rather well. They were probably very lucky shots, but still, I think they're good enough to share. Looking back, I think I can be proud of the progress I have made and the things I've learned since then. I can't wait to see what I'll be able to come up with this year...









*Waving at you from La Provence, France*

15 comments:

ROSIDAH said...

I'm waving back at you from Indonesia :). Wonderful shots even without real macro function.

quilly said...

Lovely, indded. I think an Oleander was also my first closeup!

Jacki said...

Waving to you from Virginia! Very beautiful flowers...

Faye said...

Love how you captured the paper thin quality of the flower petals in the second photo. And it's only a year that you've been working on this?

Melli said...

They look great to me! That's all I get...

Mama said...

Waving back at you Jientje, these shots are wonderful, cannot wait to see what you see and capture this viist to La Provence.

Mar said...

Gorgeous shots!! enjoy your time in the Provence!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Beauty to start my day.....oh thank you, Jientje!

Nessa said...

*waving back*

I wish I could do half as good as your beginning shots.

Thom said...

Oh my Belgian Bombshel...wonderful photos. Just excellent. *waving back to you at La Provence, France

Neas Nuttiness said...

I'm waving back, and wising that I was there with you!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous!

Joys of summer :)!

Caution Flag said...

Waving back from Detroit. Your photography is simply stunning. Thanks for sharing your art.

Gattina said...

Beautiful ! A good camera makes the difference !
hope you have sunshine and warm weather !!

2Thinks said...

I think my new point and shoot actually has a macro function. I have a lot to learn about it.

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