Fotozondagavond #43: Portrait

Yay, here are mine (click to enlarge):

Portrait #1 Portrait #2

The first one is a happy accident. We just landed in Dubai and were sitting down for a jet-lagged breakfast (consisting of grilled seafood, but that’s another story). In any case, I was playing with my camera in the rather low light conditions and didn’t want to use my flash, for obvious reasons. The slow shutter speed resulted in a shot where the subject was captured both with his eyes closed and open. The resulting “ghost” lids over the eyes gives it a kind of spooky effect:

Portrait #1

The second picture is just a self-portrait taken while zooming out (or in). I have a bunch of those (taken whenever I feel bored).

Other portraits:

Fotozondagavond #37: Scary/Creepy/Narrow (“Eng”)

I figured I’d find some spiders and do a close-up of them, but then I realised they don’t scare me at all. Death does scare me a bit, but the Grim Reaper was not willing to pose.

In any case, last week we did have something that classifies as scary as well as narrow…

Take a look at this:

Scary #1 Scary #2

This is what Betta discovered last week when cleaning out one of our wardrobes. Note that the carpet and chipboard have already been removed here: the water had soaked through those and created mouldy patches. On first inspection we suspected a leaky pipe in the wall, but that wasn’t the problem.

I decided to take a peek under the floor in the crawl space (click to enlarge):

Kinda looks ok..
But, wait! What’s that?

Yep, the water from this tiny leak had been spraying against the bottom of our floor for who knows how long, soaking the wooden beams thoroughly.

Fortunately, a plumber was able to fix it in no time and now we have to wait for the floor to dry before we can cover it again.

Also, the plumber mentioned that the only piece of lead pipe we still have is from the front door to that leak. The rest (including
the pipe going up to the other appartments) is already made of copper. So replacing that piece of lead is going to be relatively
painless and quick.