maandag 16 april 2012

Time to say goodbye to blogger: New website!!

As promised: a new website.

The name BMW Cafe Blog doesn't cover the content of my blog anymore, as far as I'm concerned. Furthermore I feel the blogspot-templates don't offer what I want. So it was time to take the plunge and start my own website under a new name.

Shit Built Bikes was already taken by Harley Davidson, so please welcome:

From now on I will post my blog updates there. You will also be able to easily access the photo's from previous shoots and event photo's. It will also be easier to contact me and manage the pages.

It's not completely finished yet, so some minor changes will take place over the next few weeks, but it's there. Have a look ad tell me what you think.

As a motivator to keep checking in: I have some SPECTACULAR shoots in my agenda, featuring classic Kawa's, classic Ducati's, classic Harley,s beautiful women and much more!

zondag 1 april 2012

The king isn't dead, but there's a new king :)

For the last three or four years I have been using a second hand Canon EOS400D DSLR for my photography. It's an excellent camera and I enjoyed using it hugely. I know it is nearing the end of it's life. Canon designed it for something like 40.000 photo's and it is way past that point, but still going strong!

Last Friday, if they don't find a way to screw me again, I finally got the very last grade for my MSc study at the department of Physical Geography at Utrecht University.  My parents decided, totally unexpected, to buy me a small gift (thats how they called it over the phone).

The 'old' EOS400D

A Canon EOS 60D! It is a fantastic camera with a lot more possibilities. I am very, very excited about it.

The New EOS60D with my old analogue Carl Zeiss Sonnar

On a less cheerful note. I have to say something about my MSc Physical Geography at Utrecht University. It has been THE most insulting experience in my life. I'll keep it very short: People who have been following tis site a bit longer will know how I detest people who put their name on photo's I took.

A PhD student at my faculty took my MSc research (took me 5 months), put HIS name on it, submitted it and it will be published in a scientific journal in the very near future.

Of course there is a lot more to this story than this, but the details only make it more despicable. Not only that, there is a lot fundamentally wrong with the attitude of the faculty, this is just one example that illustrates how rotten it is. Again, my MSc has been by far the most insulting experience of my life. I would highly recommend people NOT to follow this study at Utrecht University, but instead opt for the same study the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

I will take all steps I deem necessary against the PhD student and the faculty.