Lovely raindrops

Regenachtige dagen hebben zo ook hun mooie kanten. Zie de foto's hieronder om de charme van regendruppels te ontdekken.

Rainy days do have a beautiful sight as well. See the photos below to discover the charm of rain drops.

Walk through the fog

Waar denk je aan wanneer het winter is? Vast aan donkere, ongure dagen waar je niet naar buiten wil. Maar gelukkig zijn er ook mooie winterse taferelen die prachtige foto's opleveren. Naast de sneeuw, draagt mist ook tot het maken van prachtige foto's!.

Laatst hadden wij ook zo'n moment. We werden wakker, keken naar buiten en zagen bijna niks!  Toen dachten we; dit willen wij vast leggen! Warm aangekleed maakte we een lange wandeling door Rotterdam Noord en onze camera's hadden het maar druk.

Zie de foto's hier beneden om geïnspireerd te raken.

When you think about winter, you often think about cold and dark days. These days you don't want to go outside. Luckily there are also beautiful days with snow or fog of which you can make beautiful photos!

So here is proof that it's not always bad with the weather in winter. We woke up, looked outside en saw almost nothing! It didn't take long for us to decide that we had to capture this!

See the photos below to get inspired!


My dog wears it better than me #31

This week Floris is ready for winter. He is wearing a homemade scarf, made by Astrid. As you can see in the photo, Floris is looking like a professional model showing new winter wear in a super glossy magazine.

So, before Floris' winter can begin, he might need a hat. Just need to learn how to knit one...

My dog wears it better than me #24

Floris is wearing this week a blue woolen hat. Just look how he models it perfectly. And this week we will show you that sometimes he just isn't in the mood to be a model.

Instagram Update nr 23

It's monday so here is a recap of our photos on Instagram from the last seven days. Enjoy!

My dog wears it better than me #23

This week we're portraying exactly how Floris feels every day, like a royal. And that's not weird because he gets treated like a king. We are so fortunate that Floris just keeps on shining!

Instagram Update nr 22

Enjoy our inspiration from last week! To stay up to date you can follow us on Instagram
@ no_ordinary_tales

Instagram Update nr 21

Here are our Instagram photos from last week. It was a week in which a lot of new ideas came to us! We will show them to you soon.

Enjoying the rain

Summer, is all about the sun. Right...? Well, in the Netherlands we also have a lot of rain. And when it rains, it showers! But instead of moaning about it this time, I thought I try to capture the beauty of rain. And always remember that without rain we wouldn't have all this amazing nature.

Instagram Update nr 19

Another week in which we've been busy on Instagram. It's an amazing place to show all our inspirations en get inspired!

Beauty is everywhere

I love looking around and noticing something and realizing how beautiful it actually is.
I kind of forgot that I had these roses. When I got them they where white, but I like them better this way. And I wonder how long they will stay this way.

Camera lenses for your iPhone

A while ago I saw a blogpost about camera lenses for your smartphone, as soon as I read it I went online to find them.
On Ebay I found this great and really cheap lens set, click here to go to the seller.

This is what you get: 3 lenses: wide angle, macro and fish eye (macro lens can be detached from wide-angle), 2 lens covers, 6 detachable magnetic rings and 2 magnetic key chains. 

This is what you get: 3 lenses: wide angle, macro and fish eye (macro lens can be detached from wide-angle), 2 lens covers, 6 detachable magnetic rings and 2 magnetic key chains. 

Here are some examples that I made with the macro lens. I think it works really well, it works only from up close to the object. But you really get some nice little details.

The wide angle only works when the macro lens is attached. And the photos below are the kind of photos you can make. You get a lot more in one photo when you are using this lens. On the left you see a photo without the wide angle, on the right the wide angle is used.

And the last one is the fish eye lens, it gives a really cool and funny effect to your photos. See below for some examples. Be sure to put lens on in the right way, otherwise the corners can get a bit of.

I really like this set and I'm going to use it a lot! And for only 4,99 (dollars) and free shipping you can't not buy it!

My dog wears it better than me #18

Is it week 18 of my dog wears it better than me already?! It's a miracle that Floris can wear this many things without losing his own style.

This week Floris is looking really laid back with this flower hat. 

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Instagram Update nr 17

A lovely sunny week, but also a lot of rain. Which ment a lot of beautiful clouds hence pretty cloud photos. Not only is the way they look inspiring but also that you never know what will come out.

On sunday Astrid was having dinner in Nijmegen at 'de Firma', a really nice restaurant located near the river "Waal". In the time she was sitting there a beautiful array of clouds passed by.

On sunday Astrid was having dinner in Nijmegen at 'de Firma', a really nice restaurant located near the river "Waal". In the time she was sitting there a beautiful array of clouds passed by.

Remember to.....

Remember to.....

A new adventure of Saga and Haoqi, discovering the new teapot in Linda's room.

A new adventure of Saga and Haoqi, discovering the new teapot in Linda's room.

Floris, beautiful Floris, looking so androgynous that people thought he is a she. Maybe a necklace is not the right accessory for Floris.

Floris, beautiful Floris, looking so androgynous that people thought he is a she. Maybe a necklace is not the right accessory for Floris.

Is it a dream or a nightmare? Maybe the way you feel today could decide that.

Is it a dream or a nightmare? Maybe the way you feel today could decide that.

A first look at how our manifesto looks in an interior. We say it looks great, don't you think?

A first look at how our manifesto looks in an interior. We say it looks great, don't you think?

A yawning Floris. Always good material for a photo.

A yawning Floris. Always good material for a photo.

Rain is coming, here in Cuijk. And that gave us this beautiful sky!

Rain is coming, here in Cuijk. And that gave us this beautiful sky!

Instagram Update nr 12

While our manifesto is coming along nicely, we are thinking about new projects. What themes to use or maybe there's something interesting a photoseries we can use. We are figuring that out in the next couple of weeks. 

But first our instagram update of last week!

 

Clouds are very interesting! How they come in all their different forms and colors. You would think that you've seen them all, but that never happens.

Nothing is what it seems. A photo with an effect that makes it more than just a view over the water.

Nothing is what it seems. A photo with an effect that makes it more than just a view over the water.

This week Floris gives us not just sweet but also interesting.

This week Floris gives us not just sweet but also interesting.

We love to create dreamy photos because we love to dream!

We love to create dreamy photos because we love to dream!

A new hand lettered design for our manifesto. This one shows you a bit how the end result could look.

A new hand lettered design for our manifesto. This one shows you a bit how the end result could look.

Floris doesn't mind giving us a lazy photo every saturday!

Floris doesn't mind giving us a lazy photo every saturday!

And this week as well Astrid made a very yummy breakfast on sunday!

And this week as well Astrid made a very yummy breakfast on sunday!

And we ended the week with these lovely flowers, who enjoy the sun as much as we do!

And we ended the week with these lovely flowers, who enjoy the sun as much as we do!

Instagram Update nr 11

Next to working hard on our hand lettered manifesto, we're keeping busy with our Instagram account. If you don't want to wait for our weekly updates you can follow us on Instagram (no_ordinary_tales) and see a new photo every day!

Every monday we dedicate to the beautiful sky. This week the beauty of one single cloud.

Linda came across this bizarre sight while looking in the water. The duck doesn't seem to notice anything weird.

This week Floris pulls of a mysterious-fortune teller-vintage carnival-look.

Flowers are always ideal to create a dreamy feeling !

On friday we showed a new hand lettered design that is going to be part of our manifesto.

Next to being a model Floris shows off his sleeping skills.

Astrid loves to bake. And here she proves again that she's pretty good at it!

On sunday we want to show you how beautiful nature can be! And you don't have to go far to see it.

The making of a Birthday card

When it was Linda's Birthday I (Astrid) made a card with Floris wearing a Birthday hat. It was so cute that we decided to make a real card with Floris in a Birthday setting.

This photo is already adorable, but it needed to be a bit different.

This photo is already adorable, but it needed to be a bit different.

We started to brainstorm a bit about a new setting, and what we needed to make it happen. As you can see cookies are a big part of our accomplishment. Further we made lots of hats just to see what was best.

We also thought it would be nice to have a hand lettered Bithday message, so Linda drew one up.

Before Floris got in his place we've got the scenery in place. You don't want to keep your model to long at work because he gets easily distracted....

And the end result:

The photo speaks for itself so we decided to not use the lettering Linda made. But luckily we had another card that needed some hand lettering. As you can see below!

The photo speaks for itself so we decided to not use the lettering Linda made. But luckily we had another card that needed some hand lettering. As you can see below!

Some yummy cupcakes with the hand lettering of Linda.

Some yummy cupcakes with the hand lettering of Linda.

If you like one or both cards and you want to purchase them, send us a message. They are €2,50 incl. envelop. And if you purchase five it is only €10,-

Instagram Update nr 8

New week, new adventures. We might have something coming up in the next few weeks, but we will tell you when everything has come round. For now it means work hard, work really hard to finish a lot. But hey, it's fun to do :)

It was Linda her birthday on monday! So I gave her a little card to celebrate a little.

It was Linda her birthday on monday! So I gave her a little card to celebrate a little.

Unbelievable that you can find these skies in Rotterdam. Scary and beautiful at the same time.

Unbelievable that you can find these skies in Rotterdam. Scary and beautiful at the same time.

Nothing is what it seems part 2. Maybe a new project will come out of this photo series.

Nothing is what it seems part 2. Maybe a new project will come out of this photo series.

My dog wears it better than me #8. On Instagram we've got the best comment ever. Check it out:  http://instagram.com/p/ojNi-6vYmP/

My dog wears it better than me #8. On Instagram we've got the best comment ever. Check it out: http://instagram.com/p/ojNi-6vYmP/

Do you have strange dreams? We do a and this is how we feel when we wake up.

Do you have strange dreams? We do a and this is how we feel when we wake up.

Handlettering on friday. A part of our manifesto we try to live by.

Handlettering on friday. A part of our manifesto we try to live by.

Lazy saturday featuring Floris. What is better than relax on your day off in the sun with a book and the best dog in the world?

Lazy saturday featuring Floris. What is better than relax on your day off in the sun with a book and the best dog in the world?

A little coot on its nest. Waiting patiently for the eggs to hatch.

A little coot on its nest. Waiting patiently for the eggs to hatch.