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Photo of the day challenge

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.

Why it’s a challenge

Time

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.

Daily routine

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.

Internet

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.

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Old dynamite factory im tal

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!

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300km photography roadtrip

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.

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CLASSIFIED – A Germany Poland Czech roadtrip short series

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So, Herman Bluemink, Victor Eekhof and me (Steven van de Staak) went on a roadtrip. How did it all go? Well… 

To sum it all up, we rented a car and went East. Blasted through Germany, hit Poland, touched Czech and raced back. Some things were planned as in, we had some “waypoints” but the actual route and time schedule was quite a tombola. Besides taking a ton of photo’s I ended up capturing hours on my GoPro. Here are 7 episodes or roughly 10 minutes each for you to enjoy. Enjoy.

Classified – TheSeries [S01E01] – The First day

Classified – TheSeries [S01E02] – SAUERKRAUT

Classified – TheSeries [S01E03] – A steamy museum

Classified – TheSeries [S01E04] – Hotel Lidl

Classified – TheSeries [S01E05] – Looking for abandoned stuff.

Classified – TheSeries [S01E06] – Old stuff and mountains

Classified – TheSeries [S01E07] – Goin’ home

Quick roadtrip to Germany, again

Just a quick ride in my car to Germany. Was bored so.. whadda ya do, right?

I actually found this old city-center by accident, took a wrong turn and all of a sudden I saw this old building with a gate (first photo). Parked the car and went in. There, I found this awesome castle. What random traveling can give you, right?
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I'm a 30 year old blogger who likes to travel, take photos, write stories about my adventures, do bicycle trips, create websites, create video's, play airsoft, watch Formula 1 and much more.

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