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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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the (un) natural world of doel

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My response to today’s theme on #photo101 was a spider’s web captured in a window frame in the abandoned polder village of Doel.

The main target for my camera yesterday was the graffiti which covers almost every vertical surface in Doel.

So as an extra #photo101 contribution this evening, here is a short slide show featuring the (un) natural world of Doel…

And for those having trouble seeing the slideshow on mobile devices here are the images…

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photography101: landmark

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I must admit I did not go out and take this photo this morning in direct response to today’s landmark theme.

However, in my defence 😉 I took it just over a week ago at a famous local landmark and in taking the shot I wanted to capture a different angle. So, I think that probably both excuses me and fits the brief?

I was struck by how the line of people clambering up the monument looked like ants climbing along the ridge.

Taken at La butte du Lion, Waterloo 1815.

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photography101: weekend one

After a week, of “playing safe” and submitting shots from my archive to meet the daily themes, I decided it was time I “got with the program” and took some shots in direct response to the theme, this time the weekend “homework”.

So, armed with my wide angle lens, I took these shots from the balcony of my apartment in the heart of Brussel.

My goal? To experiment with composition and framing, vertical and horizontal, and to try to break free from my usual reluctance to “go wide”.

I plan to experiment more this weekend…

Would love to hear what you think?

In response to some of the feedack I received, I thought I would share the original colour images…

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