Update: Weekend Maastricht & Mechelen photos (Netherlands)

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Weekend Maastricht & Mechelen photos.

Below are some of the photos of our recent weekend trip with the fotoacademie (photo academy). In our assignments all of our photos had to be in black and white. Of course I like to edit in color too, although I have to say that I’m starting to like to preview my photos in black and white, this way you can really see what the light does in your photo. If you preview your photo in color (on  your camera) it’s harder to see what light there is because of the many colors that is distracting you. In black and white you have either blacks or whites to look at and it’s easier to judge the light this way (my opinion).

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Spring vibe is on it’s way (30 sec. read)

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Hi all,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. It’s been very busy these last 2 months. I’ve recently started with my study (photography) and just wanted to post a short message letting you know it’s all going good haha.

How is everyone else doing? anything exciting going on? let me know 🙂 cheers!

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The Netherlands, De Veluwe

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It’s time for The Netherlands!

Aaand another page is done! This time my country is on the list! never thought I’d write anything about my own country but here it is. The Netherlands is actually quite amazing. It’s also the first time I’ve seen it like this lol. Click below or click in the menu at the top of the page 🙂 cheers!

De Veluwe (Veluwezoom)

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England & Scotland page is up!

Hi folks!

It has been a while but the page for the England & Scotland trip is up and running including lots and lots of photos for you to enjoy! Find the page in the menu above or click below. Hope to hear some feedback or just a story you want to share, cheers to the weekend!

England & Scotland

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Walking the dog in The Netherlands on a sunny day!

Walking the dog in The Netherlands on a sunny day!

Why dogs don’t live as long as humans, explained by a 4 year old.

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten year old Irish wolfhound, named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa and their little boy Shane were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.

I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog. Ron and Lisa told me that they thought it would be good for the four year old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few moments, Belker slipped away peacefully. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.” Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I had never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, “People are born so that they learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The four year old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

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