Month: February 2013

Evil forest

Another photo I shot in the High Fens. Speaks for itself.

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(Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 @ P-mode; ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/100 s)

Photographic edits: black & white conversion.

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Nature calls

I went for a 2 day hike in the High Fens, a region in Belgium known for its beautiful nature.  If you’re interested: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Fens

I shot quite a few photo’s, but the one below is one my girlfriend took. She’s not that much into photography, but women generally have this curious and natural way of looking at things which quite often result in great pictures. I had to admit that none of my own photo’s were better. So there you go, the picture that humbled my photographic efforts that weekend.

DSC_0569(Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 @ P-mode, ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/320)

Mechelen city hall

I went shopping in Mechelen last weekend, a city in Belgium. Never went there before and I was surprised to find a lot of nice old buildings. Unfortunately I did not have my DSLR with me, but fortunately today’s smartphones take great pictures as well! If technology keeps advancing at this pace, in a few years no one will know what a ‘DSLR’ is anymore.

Mechelen city hall, outside corridor, according to my Samsung Galaxy S2 🙂

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(Samsung Galaxy S2; exif removed; auto mode; white balance on ‘overcast’)

Railway lines

Today I was waiting for a train in the cold when the image of the railway lines came to my attention. Rigid, strict, aligned movement, mechanically perfect. I took my camera and tried to summarize these feelings in a picture.

I tried a few compositions from different positions and this came out strongest. I decided to put it into black and white to emphasize the industrial look of it. The blue sky and redness of the building in the background didn’t work out for this (see for yourself below).

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(Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 @ ISO 200, f/22, 1/40 s)

DSC_0484-Orig(Original picture)

Photographic edits: lens correction, color adjustments (black&white).

Cool summer evening

I shot this picture several years ago on a short boat trip in the area I live, somewhere in summer time. I remember having a glass champagne while the sun was slowly disappearing. The temperature was dropping and it was getting a little cold to sit there in my t-shirt. I snapped this shot imagining the wind turbines catching the last glimpse of sun for that day.

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Night at a restaurant

I shot this picture last weekend on an evening out with friends. I – again – shot with my 35mm f/1.8 lens, and this is the only reason I was able to shoot in the dark without flash. Result: a picture representing the natural warmth present that evening. Flash would have totally destroyed this.

On a side note: the food was great, the bill… not so 😉

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(Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 @ 1/30 s, f/1.8, ISO 1600, auto WB)

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(Nikon D7000 with Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 @ 1/30 s, f/1.8, ISO 2000, auto WB)