Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The one at Olympus Playground

A couple of weeks ago my friend Mandy sent me a text message: if I had plans for the weekend. She'd won a day of photography at the Olympus Photography Playground with workshops and lunch on saturday. My mom was so kind to cover for me at work, so I could join her. The Playground let's you 'discover space and art trough the lens of the camera'. We both got an Olympus EM-10 for the day and got to take home the card that was in it. We each snapped loads and loads of photo's. Although I didn't post them all, be warned, this post is picture heavy. I'll start of with my favourite part of the day, in case I'll loose you somewhere along the way....

The graffiti like light art was by far my fave. All I needed to do, was to stand still, while Mandy did all of the work. Sounds perfect doesn't it? Not totally true, I did the doodling for her picture. I can try to explain how it works, but I'm sure Wikipedia does a much better job than I can possibly do.

The camera's all lined up at the beginning of the day, and looking at some photo's



 Having fun with foam-thingies

 


 Who doesn't like a good sword fight? And just for the record: Mandy is wearing a wig. Not very clear in the photo, but the black thing is a wooden horse. And for the fight you got to use all sorts of props, like knives, swords (both made of wood), masks, capes and that big curly wig.



The building used to house a bank, and had some awesome details. I wish I could've taken this gorgeous floor along with me. I love a good looking tiled floor! If I'm not mistaken, the building is actually a national heritage site nowadays. I would've liked to have a peak at the rest of the building, but we weren't allowed to.

28 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, how cool is that!!!
    How wonderful that you got to take part in the photo workshop! Nice of them to provide the cameras :) That top photo is fantastic! And I like the action pics too. Would love to see even more photos :)

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    1. I might do another post about the things we came across during are walk through Amsterdam :-)

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  2. My favorite is with a neon (first one) as well! Very cool! But more I'm looking more interesting with a geometric pattern. Striking effect:) I'm so happy for your fun day with a friend and new learning experience! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. That neon was fun to do, hope I'll get another chance to do that.

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  3. That looks like a pretty neat trip.
    I like the hands on fun for adults.

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  4. What a brilliant day and my favourite is the neon one as well. So nifty and amazing! Kisses, darling.

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    1. I'd love to do something like it again!

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  5. What a good friend Mandy is to invite you along! Looks like you girls had a lot of fun. I'm totally into pretty floors too. All that looking down used to drive my mom nuts when I was little. Caused a lot of bumps on my head too - walking into things I didn't see coming!

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    1. That's too funny! My floors are horrible, and I live in an apartment, so I don't know if a pretty tiled floor is an option. And Mandy is a good friend indeed.

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  6. What a fun day! Thanks for sharing your photos :)

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    1. You're welcome! I love how we all get to tag along on eachothers little trips through our blogs :-)

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  7. Hahaha....that sword fight is awesome:D Thanks for sharing these pics, Marieken. And yeah....that floor=cool!

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    1. I actually did enjoy that sword fight! Guess I am a big child some of the time :-)

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  8. This looks like so much fun! I'd love to do something like this. Your pictures are great!

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  9. Great pictures, especially the top one. I love your eye for art. Fun post!

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  10. Wat leuk die foto's van jou en Mandy. Ziet eruit als echt een hele leuke dag!

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    1. Dat was het ook! En het is ook altijd leuk om een rondje door Amsterdam te wandelen.

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  11. What a fun day! I'd love to do something like that. Your friend was so nice to invite you along!

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    1. Yes it was! If you ever get the chance, especially the light painting is super fun.

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  12. That looks like so much fun! Also, love that tile floor too. :)

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  13. I finally got over here to check out the light painting that you mentioned. Very cool!

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