woensdag 23 maart 2011
Marieke holding the right arm of Bettina's Argenta glasses
to keep them steady. Great posing in the fading daylight!
Marieke was ready to pose in more glasses but alas, my
camera decided otherwise :)
I enjoyed this mini photo shoot and so did Marieke. She
probably will be back soon for another photo shoot. Great!
When I showed Marieke the eighty glasses, she said that
this pair might well be a favourite so we gave it a try.
Bettina from Germany, the first owner of these glasses,
has an excellent taste for "not exactly mainstream" frames
and it was nice to see that Marieke took to the style as well.
I like the sunset lighting in this portrait
I got these glasses from another friendly German lady called
Bettina. Instead of sending the glasses an arrangement was
made for a meal in the centre of my native Amsterdam.
I enjoyed making the acquaintance of Bettina and her partner
Steffen who brought along a pince-nez that had been in his
family for several generations
Glasses: nameless, early / mid 2000's
[L: -3.50 / R: -3.50; c-0.50 o]
Marieke posing in the third pair of glasses from a German
lady called Sylvia. The Rx is noticeably stronger than the
Rx of the preceding glasses but Marieke was not bothered
by the increasing blurryness so we carried the experiment
one step futher
I got these glasses from a friendly lady from Germany called
Sylvia who sent me four pairs that she used when her myopia
gradually progressed. This is the earliest pair. I often noted
that German ladies are more courageous than Dutch ladies
when selecting frames and this is a fine example
Spontaneous, natural posing by Marieke in refined bifocals
by Metzler. The same glasses were also used in my garden
over a year ago during my second photo shoot with Astrid
who posed bravely in the snow. Being my climbing partner
in the Alps, Marieke is definitely not afraid of extreme
circumstances - but posing on a fine day in spring is much
After the eye test with the trial frame, Marieke came back
for a brief visit and we tested some of the glasses I had
selected for her. These big rimless glasses by Flair are only
a quarter of a diopter short of the Rx I measured last week.
Perfect for starters!
woensdag 16 maart 2011
Aside from the request, this mini photo shoot with
Marieke also served to establish her own Rx. It turned
out that she is a mild hyperope and she might be
interested in doing a real photo shoot soon.
So I am keeping my fingers crossed!
Rx model: approx. L: +1.50 / R: +1.25 (for long distance)