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.
On Sunday the 28th, the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix was held. I was lucky enough to get tickets through work, so I went with some awesome colleagues, my brother and his daughter. What a day!