Today will mark the start of my third week in Holland. And since this is my third visit in this lovely county, I have the opportunity to see more here. Last time I visited Holland was in December 2013 and it was quite brisk, although cozy at times: cue the warm wine and winter food, please. By returning in summer I am now able to experience Holland in a new way.
Although I’ve only been here 2 weeks on this current visit, I’ve packed in quite a bit. I find The Netherlands to be a pleasant, energizing, and downright interesting place. Any country “with only about 50% of its land exceeding 1 meter above sea level” has my attention (thanks, Wikipedia). I’ve enjoyed a mixture of urban and rural scenery, which has been a nice contrast for one’s travels.
This is my first attempt at a “photoessay” which is a new concept to me. It really just seems like a grownup way of saying: “here are some photos I took and I hope you like them too.” No, but really. I’ve enjoyed taking photos from a young age and been drawn to images. This is my way of bringing you along in my travels, and you don’t even need a passport.
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve made it to the conclusion of my first photoessay, so thank you for that! I’ll be in Holland for the next few weeks, so stay tuned for travel updates. Current travel plans will be taking me to Spain in September and I look forward to sharing many images from Barcelona, Leon, and hopefully a few other places in Spain.
All photos were taken with a Nikon D3200 HDSLR camera with AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm lens. I’m not going to lie, I had to look up that lens information. This is hard evidence that I am very much a newbie to photography beyond a point and shoot camera.
Only edits made were minor cropping with the exception of the photo of me on the beach. I had to lighten that one considerably due to the shadow. I’m very new to using my camera, so I appreciate you taking the time to view my first attempt at a photoessay.
One last update: I’m still working on getting the newsletter together. So if you’ve signed up for the mailing list, please stay turned for that!