Wanddeco test


Saal-digital.nl provided me the kind opportunity to test one of their wall decors and gave me a voucher to redeem for a product of my own choice.

After downloading the Saal software, which was a simple and quick process, it took me some time to choose between prints as Saal offers a variety : Alu-Dibond, Acrylglas, Alu-Dibond Butlerfinish, Hardschuimplaat, GalleryPrint and FotoCanvas.

I decided on a GalleryPrint, size 30×40, glossy finish, without wall mount.
The ordering went well. Payment gateways are PayPal and Creditcard. The populair Dutch iDEAL is not supported. (I hope this service can be added.)

The Saal Production, Delivery time and their Packaging is good. The print colours match my photo : excellent.

However I am less content with the sticker and print surface finish. They do not score well. I was not able to remove the sticker from the print (in the left corner below) without leaving scratches on the surface. And when examining the print close to the window, I noticed other imperfections on the surface and even few scratches on top not caused by me. Some sort of wax or glue spots and air bubbles under the coating??
Maybe the glossy finish is too sensitive… Although the imperfections are not visible when viewing at a distance, this print/finishing surface quality did not meet my expectations.

Yet I trust to find another print quality at Saal that does suit me. I am happy with their customer support and the service to professionals.
including icc profiles.

p.s. the Saal-Digital Photobook that I recently ordered is of high quality. I can recommend it!   

Orchidées de Jardin

Portes Ouvertes à Tinlot, 27 mai. Vandaag prachtige tuinorchideeën bewonderd bij een kweker. Tuinorchideeën die zie ik niet zo vaak. Maar hier in Wallonië stonden Bletilla, Calanthe, Calopogon, Cypripedium, Cypripedium hybrides, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Gymnadenia, Orchis, Pleione, Pogonia en Spiranthes. Tuinorchideeën, ze zijn klein en fijn. Geleerd dat de plant pas na  5 jaar bloemen krijgt….

Orchidées de Jardin

Merci Phytesia!

The visit and the floral images reminded me of the awesome BOOK a photographer made some 10 years ago. Read my blogpost, link here below. 

Het deed me weer denken aan het gigantische boek der boeken dat een fotograaf maakte zo’n 10 jaar geleden, met een camera waar ik nog steeds van droom. Een bijzonder mooi en uniek project. Lees mijn blogpost :  Double-elephant folio of 250 floral images | Jonathan Singer

Tuinorchideeën | Fotografie Judith den Hollander.

Over zo’n fotoboek kan ik ook verder dromen… 


Heerlijk, het is weer tijd voor fotoshoots in de open lucht op mooie, leuke, interessante en groene locaties.

Fotografie verzorgd door Ruber-DenHollander

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Fotoshoot Bloemendaal aan zee.

Een Lifestyle shoot Glossy is voor iedereen die ook individuele beauty-glamour foto’s wenst. Kleding, make-up, pose en expressie zijn dan eveneens belangrijk. Een ‘Glossy Portret’ wordt vakkundig nabewerkt.

Locatie-Fotoshoot in Belgisch Limburg | Buiten-fotoshoot - Fashion-Glamour-Style | Fine Art Fotografie Judith den Hollander - portretfotograaf.
Fotoshoot Alden Biesen.

Boekingen in de regio Aken-Maastricht-Hasselt. 

Ook enkele dagen per maand mogelijk in de regio Haarlem-Bloemendaal-aan-zee en Santpoort.


Judith den Hollander – fotografie | Portretten

Birds nest in a paint can

Vogelnest 2017

Early April I noticed that 2 small birds were busy building a nest. I wondered if it was the same family that was here last year and made great reuse of an empty paint can. I was excited and happy to see them again.

8 april . Zo schattig en spannend : er vliegen weer vogeltjes af en aan en ze bouwen een nest in alweer een leeg verfblik. Misschien is het dezelfde familie?

This year the birds made a nest in a paint can that was hung up at 2 meters from the ground. A bit more inconvenient for me to look into. Don’t they re-use an old nest?

10 mei. Kijk hier is mijn extended family : Kwik, Kwak en Kwek. Ik zie er duidelijk 3 maar vermoed dat er ook een Kwok is…

10 May : See here my extended family : Huey, Dewey, and Louie. I can see clearly 3 birds but there might be 4. Question : is it an early birth this year or were they late last year?

Birds nest | Vogelnest

Last week the birds were doing fine and growing steadily. But as I was quite busy I did not manage to make more photos.

17 May. Shit happens. Life can be hard. People and birds get hurt; others die. No, life isn’t all roses and butterflies. Today I thought our new cat came in with yet another mouse. When trying to save the mouse by chasing the cat, he opened his mouth and dropped 2 small birds on the floor. WTF!!

Small dead bird | Fotografie Judith den Hollander
Birds nest and real life. From early birth to early death.

Fortunately 1 bird was still alive and I put it back in the nest. As the parents were shrieking out loud and flying around, we searched for the third youngster. It was alive and well and hopping around in the workshop and trying to fly. Apparently the birds got out of the nest today. Maybe the unfortunate one fell to his dead and broke his neck. Maybe it was not the cat that killed it?
Hopefully the oher 2 (or 3) will fly out today on this hot and sunny day. Be safe and keep well. Hopefully we will meet again next year.

Update 14.40 uur. Goed nieuws. Vader en moeder en de 2 jongen vliegen vrolijk nabij de werkplaats. De vlieglessen gaan uitstekend. Het geredde vogeltje zit nog in het verfblik. Hij lijkt in goede doen…..

Bird back in the nest, eager to fly out.

Update 21 May. All 3 baby birds flew out. (Yes, there were actually 4 birds in the nest). The birds are still around the workshop and whenever the cat is outside, they approach the cat, fly around him and they tease him! Honestly it is hilarious. Small birds flying around the cat and teasing him. Luckily the cat is not able to catch them and now and then I actually take some pity on the cat, as he follows his instincts and keeps on trying over and over again to catch the speedy teasing birds. The birds chitter out loud, seems like laughing. One of these days I might need to film this slap stick situation…

Birds nest 2016