Country Images

Photography is essential on any outing, as a way of expressing and truly seeing what is around me. The camera is like a third eye to me.

A pity that in the beginning of the trip I focused more on cycling than on making photo’s. Making a good photo takes time: you need to get off the bicycle most of the time, you need to take quite a few to have the exact right frame setting -although often the first picture is the best-.

Furthermore it’s important to have patience because the best photo’s are those where people, vehicles or animals are part of the composition. It also is quite important to make contact with people, or to really intrude in their lives, or daily ongoing. In short, the best photo is often the one taken with care and honestly, as a cyclist that’s not the priority.

Another difficulty -but a plus for mobile phone photo’s- is that on a SLR screen you can view and judge your photos only after you found shade. The sun is often too bright to see anything on the viewer screen. Checking of your photo’s often make you see what you did wrong and what you can do better, but that’s too late once you’re in camp or in a room.

I have all photo’s on the blog going through Picasa 3 to enhance them. On the Samsung smart-phone I use Instagram or Picsart.

I use a Nikon D90 with a Tamron lens 18 – 270 mm, and a Samsung smart-phone.

Start of the cycling trip to Africa

One best photo of each country I cycled through in Africa, including the route in Europe

Eastern Europe to Indian Subcontinent

One best photo of each country starting from Turkey to India

Europe

A second time cycling out of the front of my parents home towards Turkey

South America 

The cycle ride through this part of the world was ultimate in every way


On the back of my husband’s small motorbike

On the motorbike tour through South America I had a Fujifilm X-T20 with Fujinon super EBC 18 – 55 mm lens, 1:28 – 4. No programs to enhance the photos are used, with a few exceptions.

South America & USA

South America on the back of a small but remarkable powerful motorbike

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