Thanks to this lens I could take the two pictures below.
Around sunset we took the dog for her usual walk along the river Nieuwe Maas in Rotterdam. It was not only the new lens, but also something extremely clear in the evening light, that led to these images.
*) The tele converter triples the maximum focal length of my zoom lens to an impressive 255 mm (35 mm equivalent).
About halfway we came across two photographers who, it seems, were enjoying the view and the light just as we were. We do that walk very regularly around that time of day, but this was the first time that happened.
The above picture was taken from this (click on Multimap)
spot in westerly direction.
Guest of the week
The Johanna Jacoba is this week's visitor to our slipway. Built in 1918, she was supposed to spend her life under sail only. It took only a few years before the owners realised that diesel engines justified the investment. This is a type of barge we haven't dealt with on these pages before: Friese maat kast (Frisian size barge, kast is untranslatable) just the size to fit into the locks in the province of Friesland: 31 x 6 m / 100 x 20 ft.
As promised, below you find a picture of the historic fishing vessel Trui, moored up in the Oude Haven awaiting return to her home port Enkhuizen, where she is part of the Zuiderzee Museum collection.
Photos Koos Fernhout