Crack

This exposure is part of a larger tomb on a local graveyard. The crack in the window caught my attention as if it looked the praying statue did it, for whatever reason.

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(Fuji x100s @ 23mm, auto-iso 400, f/11, 1/35s)

This is the first photograph posted here taken with my new Fuji x100s. I read so many good things about it I just had to have it. My D7000 is catching dust ever since. More on that later.

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Tour & Taxis

It’s the inside of the Tour & Taxis building in Brussels, Belgium. It used to be a central depot for transit goods in the early 20th century. Now it’s been renovated rather beautifully and houses several museums, pubs and stylish stores. I took more than this one picture but I’m kinda picky on what I post.

I particularly liked this composition because of the straight jagged lines combined with the overall high contrast. Rather unsettling – it could have been a prison – while also having a certain modern appeal.

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(Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 @ P-mode; ISO 400, f/9, 1/320 s – yes, could’ve been better)

Gray silver

It’s been a while since I posted a picture here. But, if nothing is worth posting I rather keep quiet. Must explain why I don’t have Facebook 🙂

I noticed this construction during a walk in suburban Antwerp. I particularly liked the gray-silver colors and reflections on the floor. I converted it to black & white to remove the distraction from the green trees in the background.

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(Nikon D7000 + Nikkor 35 mm f/1.8 @ A-mode; ISO 200, f/13, 1/40 s)

Photographic edits: black & white conversion.

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.

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’)