Our old website was, just old. It was meant as a temporary site, but we didn’t have the time to replace it. That time has come now. Welcome to the third version of www.elysia.nl, the website of photojournalist André Crone and his wife and text writer Eveline Crone de Brabander. You cannot imagine how much time it costs to create a new website, but we are happy with the result. We do appreciate feedback from you about our site.
I have the Duikvaker cover (again)
We do have an annual dive show here in the Netherlands. The edition of the diving magazines that is running during that show is the most important one of the year because of the extra exposure that it is getting. I am having, to my surprise, the cover of of the dive show issue of "Duikmagazine" this year. "Duikmagazine" is the best diving magazine here in the Netherlands. The content is entirely created by Dutch and Belgian photographers and writers. The nice thing is that this is my sixth dive show cover of "Duikmagazine" in a row and my 35th cover in total.
MicroEngine for studio time lapse photography
Ok, I promised some hardware projects that I would publish on my blog. This is certainly photography related, but a bit technical for most of you I guess. The first piece of hardware is my studio time lapse photography engine. More projects will follow, but not all of them will be open source, open hardware like the MicroEngine. The software that I have written for the device is open source under the GPL license.
I was on a list of best underwater photographers
The Ukranian magazine "Photographer" published a special issue of their magazine with portfolio's of the worlds best underwater photographers. I am very proud to be in that magazine too. You can find more information about this issue of Photographer on their website. The complete list of featured photographers is:
It's Natures Playground again
I was very surprised to receive the Natures Playground Annual 2010 lately. I featured several articles that I have made the last few year. I had been in contact with the magazine some time ago, but I had complete forgotten that. That's not so strange since I became a father and I introduced my new site http://www.earthillustrated.com last year.
It's cover time again. Thirtyone in total.
I just received an image of the most recent cover of Duikmagazine, which is the best diving magazine here in the Netherlands. This great magazine is mainly made by Dutch journalists and it's not a translated magazine from abroad. My picture of a Beluga is featuring on the cover, this is my 30th cover. The current issue is featuring my latest, eleven page, story about the White Sea. We have been diving in the White Sea last September during the White Sea underwater photography cup. Diving in the White Sea was a dream come true. I believe Russia has a lot to offer to divers.
I got the cover of SvbAQVA
The last time when I returned from a dive trip I found a copy of a foreign dive magazine on my door mat with one of my images on the cover. I just returned from another trip and I had the same surprise again. This time its the Italian magazine SvbAQVA that used one of my Gruener See images for their cover. I knew that they were publishing that story in the August issue, but the cover was a very nice surprise. This is the second article that I have published in this beautifull magazine this year after my Antarctica story.
Tasmania in Neptune magazine
I just returned from a 4 week trip where I have been working on a few nice projects. There was a nice surprise on my door mat. It was the current issue of Neptune dive magazine that is published in Russia. Neptune is a very nicely printed magazine with which I have been working for over four years now. This issue holds my article about Tasmania, a story that I did in the summer of 2007. It was a big surprise that the magazine cover was also with images from Tasmania. The cover holds a composite of three images that have been taken in Eagle Hawk Neck in the south of Tasmania.
Two out of three possible magazine covers
We have three diving magazines here in the Netherlands and I like to work with two of them. I was amazed when I found the magazines on my doormat. I had the cover on both Duikmagazine and Onderwatersport. The Duikmagazine features an article about our latest trip to Saudi Arabia. It's a different view on the Red Sea; most people visit Egypt when they dive the Red Sea. We even found an undiscovered wreck during that trip. The corals are untouched and in very good condition. We found enormous seafans during our dives. Or conclusion is that Saudi Arabia is great to dive.
How to put an Adobe Lightroom catalog on a network share
I previously wrote a post on my blog, sorry it's in Dutch, about my first Windows Vista encounters. Vista is a disgrace. To me Vista clearly shows that Microsoft does not think about stability and usability at all. Windows is a technical environment. Microsoft does not know what users need. I am working in the IT business for over 12 year now. I have spent way too much time behind Windows in my life.
Finally, my twentieth cover image
It’s finally there, my twentieth magazine cover image. The new Dutch diving magazine “Duikmagazine” just came out. This issue holds a large story that I made last summer about Tasmania. The cover features a Weedy Sea Dragon close-up of the head of this beautiful animal.
Tasmania became one of my favorite destinations. The water was cold and we had to use drysuits. Tasmania is also a bit far from Europe. But the diving in Tasmania is just great. I will put my Tasmania images in my photo gallery soon.
Seacam Seaflash 250TTL strobe review
Tokina for the underwater photographer
What is Tokina doing? It’s not a brand that you would think of when buying a new lens that is going to be used underwater. I mostly use Nikon optics for it’s quality, but some Tokina’s are just as good. It seems that the Tokina 12-24mm wide angle zoom is very sharp. I bought the Tokina 10-17 (sometimes referred to as “the Tok”) fisheye zoom. Whow, what a great and versatile lens. I have not used the 10.5mm from nikon anymore since I got the Tok. That is, I have only used the Nikon with a converter behind a very small custom made domeport on my Seacam housing.
Deel 2 - Scherpte
Een onscherpe foto valt direct op en worden vaak als mislukt bestempeld. In dit artikel leer je scherpe foto’s te maken. Je ontdekt welke camera-eigenschappen bijdragen aan een scherpe foto. Toch hoeft een foto lang niet altijd super scherp te zijn. Bewogen foto’s kunnen de dynamiek van het onderwerp heel mooi weergeven. Maar hoe maak je zo’n bewogen foto eigenlijk?
Tekst & Fotografie: André Crone
For many divers it is a dream to have the possibility to dive with whales. So when we heard that each year in the months June and July a large number of dwarf minke whales swim along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia our interest was raised. We decided that we would go and examine this phenomenon with our own eyes and went off to Australia.