What’s more awesome than doing a roadtrip? Doing a roadtrip with a great friend. Camilla just got back from her internship at Malta a day before we headed out. But that didn’t stop her.
We started by going to Altena in Germany. It’s a nice small town in between some seriously high hills. You could call ‘m mountains I guess. It has a beautiful castle and some nice forrests around it. From there, we just started randomly driving whatever felt good. And we found so many nice places.
One of the coolest places we found, was a very old ruin of a castle. The most awesome thing was, it felt like we were discovering the place! Barely any modern stuff around like signs or bins. Good stuff.
After that we drove off over one of the higher mountains in the region, just to see this amazing view.
After that, we rode down just to find more awesome things. Take this bus for example where we had dinner!
We ended up in a nice hotel, and the days after were seriously cool. We saw a lot more cool places, met nice people and we ended up Couchsurfing for the second night. These people were really friendly and it actually inspired us quite a bit.
The next morning, we woke up bloody early to see the sun come up. Anyway, it was sooo foggy, so we ended up seeing the fog become brighter. But we never actually saw the sun. Ah well, still a pretty cool moment.
Anyway, here are the rest of the pics. They all have a story of their own, but if I’d type everything I’d want to type I would end up writing a book. As always: Enjoy!
Why not take 365 photos, one photo at a time, spread over a whole year? Well, sounds easy right?
Reality is slightly different, and a daily photochallenge isn’t called a challenge for no reason. Heck, give me the icebucketchallenge, planking challenge or even the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge… but no this one is actually even for a photographer pretty difficult.
Everyday you need to find some time to capture something, edit it and post it. Trust me, in the beginning it’s nice, but there are some days where it’s just really difficult. Especially when you get home around 23:30, want to sleep and you feel you múst post a photo.
Everything you do on a daily basis is boring and normal to you. If you go to work five days a week using the same route, you won’t see anything interesting. To you, that is. Doing a daily challenge forces you to look around like a tourist again, but it’s hard.
What if you go abroad and you don’t have an internet connection? You actually need your (heavy) camera, laptop/computer to edit your stuff and an internetconnection to actually post your pixels.
Either way, you can check out my Photo of the Day album on my personal Facebook account. I guess you have to add me to see ‘m all. That’s fine tho.
Took the car for a spin. Picked up a friend Veghel and drove off to Germany. We went to this awesome abandoned valley where we saw the ruïns of an old dynamite factory.
After that, we went up a hill to enjoy the view. We ended the day eating pizza in Wuppertal where we also saw the “Wuppertaler Schwebebahn”. It’s like a tram, but hanging under the rails. Cool stuff!
Went for a 2km ride, got back, ignored the street I lived in, carried on and ended up completely unplanned 150km away from home. This is the result.
This is actually something I want to do on a more regular basis. Probably invite friends along and just check out Europe. Anyway, in this case I drove around 300km and found some really cool places. Nothing was planned and I didn’t know the area beforehand.
So, after going to Belgium for the Formula 1 Belgian GP at Spa Francorchamps, my photos were noticed on Instagram.
I got in touch with Domenico Solombrino who is a Porsche driver at Mathol Racing and he told be the VLN 6 hours race at the German Nürburgring was next Saturday. I got in my car at 3AM and raced my way to the Green Hell to be just in time for quali.
The day was just awesome. I was able to walk everywhere on and around the track, also during the sessions. The smell, the sounds and the atmosphere, everything was just perfect. Here is just a small selection of the 120GB of shots I’ve taken. Enjoy!
And here’s the rest in a gallery.