photography101: landscape

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

– Hesse

west vlandeeren

west vlandeeren

Trees snatched through the window of a speeding car.

Morning light.

Full of possibility.

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architecture and morality

“Sealand forgets her friends
She’ll not leave them again
Mother, sister and home
These arms fail you so”

Sealand – OMD – “Architecture and Morality” – 1981




This place has quite a history.



photography101: architecture


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:2 (playing with light)

This is the first time I have tried time lapse photography.

It seemed to fit our theme today on WordPress Photo 101.

I had a lot of fun figuring out how to do this.

As you can see, I have a little figuring to do yet 😉



“One fine day I’m gonna be the one
To make you understand”

– Spencer Davis Group

Keep on running

Keep on running

It’s not about me.

It’s about him.

The guy in the photo.

He’s doing.

What I should be doing.


My contribution to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.


photography101: landmark


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 (two)

A second response to the photo101 “weekend homework”

I came across this sculpture in a hollow in the park in the centre of Brussel close to the Palace.

Faded and run down but alluring…

This time some colour in my photos.

Le me know what you think and have a great weekend!

Now time for a glass of wine 😉

photography101:weekend one


After a little digging around on the web I have discovered that the statue is “La Madeleine repentante (1779) de Jérôme Duquesnoy repose dans une grotte artificielle dans le fond du parc.”

The woody hollow itself is a throwback to an ancient valley that predates the construction of the park. In September 1830 Dutch soldiers were trapped and defeated here by revolutionaries. The place was closed to the public throughout the second half of the 19th Century and even today has an eerie and unsettling atmosphere…


photography101: solitude


Thoughts, once I cared.

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
― Aldous Huxley

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photography101: street


My second contribution to the WordPress Photography 101 course has been a challenge…

My photos here on belgianstreets and on belgradestreets tend to focus on details, the things we might miss as we go about our busy lives.

So, the challenge to capture an establishing shot put me out of my comfort zone. And that, I guess, is part of the appeal of Photography 101! 😉

Under time pressure today, I have chosen an existing photo which captures my neighborhood and the people who live here. Oh, and their obsession with cycling!

This wide city street in the heart of Brussel, jammed with cars during the week, was, on the day I took this shot, closed to all traffic except those on bicycles.

You can see the original post here car(e)free.

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