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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: (second) mo(ve)ment

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

– Stephen King

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Catching a moment to read whilst the world rushes by.

This is a very experimental shot.

Rue Neuve, Brussel

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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

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This place has quite a history.

Doel.

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photography101: the natural world

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caught in a web

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”

― Albert Einstein

I became entangled with this web yesterday as I made a second visit to the abandoned polder town of Doel, of which more later…

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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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