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photography101: weekend three

“There’s a red house over yonder,
That’s where my baby stays…”

– Jimi Hendrix

My homework for the weekend #photo101.

Monochromium Atomium.

With a dash of red.

(Atomium Brussel)

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photography101: landscape

“Trees are sanctuaries.
Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.

– Hesse

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Trees snatched through the window of a speeding car.

Morning light.

Full of possibility.

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photography101: swarm

“Every select man strives instinctively for a citadel and a privacy, where he is free from the crowd, the many, the majority…”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

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Mini-Europe, Bruparck, Brussel

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photography101: architecture

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Today’s challenge was to present architecture in mono.

Faced with a hectic day, the temptation to dig out an archive shot was strong, I have a large collection of such shots.

But…I wanted to enter into the spirit of things!

So, before leaving for work this morning, I stepped out into the rain and grabbed this grainy shot of the EU Parliament with my iPhone and then edited it with Silver Efex Pro.

I have featured this building, which is right outside my front door, in other posts and will again.

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photography101: weekend two:3 (playing with light)

My last post for the weekend…I think…

I’ve had another try at time-lapse, read a lot about how to do it, and sadly have failed to apply most of what I have read – I need to work on reflections, choppy sequences, shutter speed and a zillion other things

But hey, Photo101 is about learning?

So, time for a Belgian beer to close down the evening and prepare for another week at work 😉

Sunday evening…

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photography101: weekend two (play with light)

This is my response to the weekend “homework” on the WordPress Photo 101 course.

Today’s theme is “playing with light”.

I am thrilled by this challenge because for a while now I have snapped the sky through the window of my apartment and tweeted it…

So, with a few extra snaps from today, I have played with light to show you the sky over Elsene in the heart of Brussel.

Follow me on twitter @andytownend if you’d like to see the light keep changing 😉

Oh, and as a ps, if you hit refresh in your browser the image in the main circle will change…

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photography101: warmth (a hint of)

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I woke early this morning to see today’s #photo101 challenge was “warmth”.

Driving north along the motorway, with the fields covered in a blanket of mist, I wondered how to respond. And at the same wished the theme had been “misty”…or “cold”…

In the same meeting room all day, I lacked inspiration (for the theme anyway).

Taking a short walk at lunchtime, I was left cold by the sunlight and autumnal colours, they seemed too cliched, a little too obvious.

Then, back in the meeting room, I noticed the sun shining through the window and reflecting off the hot air radiators lining the walls.

So, I may be stretching a point, but here is my slice of “warmth” from an office complex just outside Amsterdam.

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