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In Mt. Airy, It Takes A Village To Keep The Village [PHOTO ESSAY]

A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/everyzip/zip-photo-essay-in-mt-airy-it-takes-a-village-to-keep-the-village-19119/#sthash.Q360f7DJ.dpuf
A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). (©2016, Bastiaan Slabbers)

When we moved from the Netherlands to Philadelphia six years ago, my wife and I first landed in Fishtown. It’s a nice neighborhood if you are young, but for us, eventually, Mt. Airy in Northwest Philly beckoned.
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Sideline Scenes from Endless SRC Action Meeting [PHOTOS]


See the gallery for some of the scenes of the March 17, 2016 School Reform Commission Action Meeting, held at the Auditorium of the School District of Philadelphia Head Quarters on N. Broad St.

For a detailed look on what went on at this meeting check the story by WHYY’s Education beat reporter Kevin McCorry – March 18, 2016; “Education Philosophies Clash at Packed Philly SRC Meeting”

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Every now and then I like to grab a camera – any will do – and go out for a neighborhood photo walk and shoot what ever catches my eye. Just playing around with gear but without a specific subject. I take the opportunity to test different settings or to try different techniques. Or just to clear my mind and practice my ‘fingerspitzengefuhl’.

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All shots are captured in sRGB RAW+JPEGs. Auto-as-much-as-possible. The camera internal image processor is set to a landscape color setting but with toned down contrast. In post I only adjusted auto RGB curves and auto luminance levels using Apple’s Aperture on either the SOOC JEPG’s or when needed the RAW files.

Having some struggles with your camera technique? I’ll be announcing new fingerspitzengefuhl-photo-walks in a few weeks via my Facebook Page

Getting out of your comfort zone can be beneficial to become better in what you do. At the same time I don’t think mastering gear should take place while on assignment for a client or boss. I believe they pay for what you already know, not for what you want to be. After the walk I like to go over my shots and analyze them on a big screen in the hope I have mastered a thing or two. But often results seem a bit disappointing… Continue reading fingerspitzengefuhl