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2013

December is the perfect month for lists, top 10’s and compilations. As 2013 is coming to an end, it’s time to look back. Last year I made a similar list, which was a small success. But that isn’t the reason why I’m doing this. I really enjoyed making that list. Seeing all those photos again was great.

2013 was a year with a lot of ups and a few downs. The first part of the year was extremely busy, which caused me to invest less time in photography. I also stopped always having a camera with me. This did change my attitude to photography a bit, but it might be for the better. Although there weren’t as many clicks made as the year before, but the clicks that I made got better.

The second half of the year wasn’t as busy as the first one, but it somehow didn’t meant that I used my camera more often. However these last six months did bring some major changes in the gear that I use. I sold one 645 and got two new(er) ones in return. I also bought a secondhand Canon 24-70 2.8 L lens, which still makes me smile everytime I see that ‘brick’.

This year I did visit some awesome cities, but for some reason all those cities weren’t new to me. Some cities, like Barcelona, I’ve also visited in 2012

Note: This list isn’t numbered, nor is it a top list. These are all images that I like and I don’t have an absolute 1, 2 or 3. If you’d like to know how Flickr ranked them in their ‘interestingness’ ranking, you could take a look here: The most popular photos according to Flickr. This list also contains older pictures, but the watchful eye will notice that a big part is made up from photos from this year (and some will also appear here!)

Paris

2013 was a good year. I visited Paris twice. In fact I ended 2012 and started 2013 in Paris. For me this was the second time that I celebrated NYE in Paris. It did change a bit from what I remember from a few years earlier.

ParisOriginal can be found here or view the entire set (website)

Original can be found here or view the entire set taken at Gare du Nord

BastilleOriginal can be found here

Paris part 2

Paris is great in winter, but it is even better in summer. So I went back in July.

ParisOriginal can be found here and the entire film set here (Paris part 4)

ParisOriginal can be found here

ParisOriginal can be found here

Paris

Original can be found here. This photo is my most viewed photo on Flickr.

Parijs

Original can be found here and the entire film set here (Paris part 4)

Diergaarde Blijdorp

I don’t know why, but I really like this one. They are beautiful creatures

Lion

Original can be found here and the entire set can be found here

Le chat noir

Not as big as a lion and maybe not as dangerous, but maybe even more intriguing.

le chat noir

Original can be found here and the entire set can be found here

Kodak tmax 100

2013 was also the year I fell in love with the Kodak tmax 100 film. I bought a few outdated rolls, because I was curious. Turned out to be one of the best film purchases that I’ve made..

The entire set can be found here

11Original can be found here

8

Original can be found here

Train

Just as last year I did travel a lot by train. These are a few picks from the huge collection that I’ve got.

where do you want to goOriginal can be found here

Empty train 6

Original can be found here

Rotterdam central station is a special place. Or at least special to me.. Over the years I have followed the building progress and this year they were close to the end. The new station looks magnificent, especially on a bright and sunny day..

Entire set can be found here

Rotterdam centraalOriginal can be found here

Rotterdam Centraal

Original can be found here

Utrecht centraal

Utrecht centraalOriginal can be found here

Liège-Guillemins

luik04Original can be found here

Coffee

Coffee

Original can be found here

New gear

The title says it all. These are the two best purchases of 2013..

Canon 24 70Original can be found here

Mamiya 645 proOriginal can be found here

Mamiya sekor c 80mm 1.9

2013 was also a special year for my Mamiya sekor c 80mm 1.9 lens. While I was shooting the Kodak tmax 100 the focus mechanism broke down, which really bummed me down. The lens was send to a repairman and when I got it back, I got a lens back, which was as new. The lens is superb!

SelfOriginal can be found here

Blinds

blinds2Original can be found here

Barcelona

What can I say? Barcelona is one awesome city!

barna santsOriginal can be found here and the entire set can be found here (Barcelona part 2)

BarcelonaOriginal can be found here and the entire set can be found here (Barcelona part 1)

barcelona el pratOriginal can be found here and the entire set can be found here (Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat)

barcelonaOriginal can be found here and the entire set can be found here (Aeropuerto de Barcelona-El Prat)

Duvel

Great beer, great subject

Duvel

Original can be found here

DuvelOriginal can be found here