“stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing…”
― maya angelou


(tram 44, montgomery)

(for daily post weekly photo challenge – change)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO200, 1/125s and f/2.0, edited in lightroom cc with wet plate filter applied with analogue efex pro 2*


shooting people (cycling)

“Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road…”
– Jack London

(elsene and molenbeek, brussel, belgië)

Once a year, the streets of Brussel close to motorised traffic, well except for buses, taxis and people who think they know better.

And then, well then, the people take to the streets by cycle, scooter and board.

(for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor af-s 50mm f/1.4 lens all at f/1.4 time flies*



“we’re reaching for death
on the end of a candle
we’re trying for something
that’s already found us”
― jim morrison

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My second response to “Tech of the month: Long Exposure” hosted by the peerless perelincolors and lucile de godoy.

I set out with high hopes for this shoot.

However, I never was a Boy Scout, and so, sadly, I was not as well prepared as I should have been.

I took the metro from Weststation to Centraal. Lugging my camera bag and my tripod, full of expectation.

I fought through the crowds of tourists, flower fanciers and all those musical hipsters, to reach the Grote Markt, set up my tripod, hoping not to be moved on by the Politie fearing I was assembling a weapon of presumed mass destruction.

I found a suitable spot, fiddled with my settings, and found a rhythm.

And then, my battery expired.

So, I share these photos as a humble experiment, in anticipation of another opportunity.

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens, lightcraft workshop nd500 filter, manual setting, exposed at ‘bulb’ with Nikon MC-36 remote, should have ordered a new battery charger…*

(also submitted to lucile’s photo 101 rehab)



“a sudden blow: the great wings beating still”

leda and the swan, w b yeats


canal trip, brugge

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – motion)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at 190mm, 1/400s at f/10, edited in lightroom cc and analog efex pro 2, wet filter applied, wet wings also featured*


walking with the dead (again)

“there is a place in the heart that
will never be filled

we will wait

in that space”

– charles bukowski

shouldn’t we care more

about those

who go


(derelict columbarium, begraafplaats van molenbeek)

(for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens, all images shot at f/4, edited in lightroom 5, wet plate filter 9 applied in analog efex pro 2, wondering why they have been left like this*


misty (ambiguity)

“all veils and misty…” mystify, inxs

once, when

they worked


they thought

it would


be, but

it wasn’t, to be

(edmond bonehillstraat, molenbeek)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens, edited in aperture 3, silver ex pro 2 and analog ex pro 2, mistily ambiguous*



“dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions”

― stephen king, desperation

scaled down people

scaled down people

scale(d) down

versions of


what do they


when they


(street market, leopoldplein, elsene)

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge, scale and lucile’s the clinic – photo rehab)

*shot with iphone5, edited in aperture 3 and analog efex pro 2, double exposure filter applied, distorted take on challenge*



“a lot of suffering over little things beyond what you think”

― gabriel garcí­a márquez, one hundred years of solitude


in the


of adversity

life is, for



(for lucile’s the clinic – photo rehab)

*video shot on iphone5, edited in iMovie, heart in mouth*