“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
Mini-Europe, Bruparck, Brussel
NaBloPoMo 20 of 30 – photography101:14
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
– Stephen King
Catching a moment to read whilst the world rushes by.
This is a very experimental shot.
Rue Neuve, Brussel
“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.
Speak no evil on the streets of Doel.
NaBloPoMo 17 of 30 – photography101:11
Eyes wide open, trying to see.
Water running overhead.
Faint electrical hum.
Whiff of decay.
Shiver runs down my spine as I extend my finger.
NaBloPoMo 14 of 30 – photography101:10
“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…
NaBloPoMo 12 of 30 – photography101:8
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.
NaBloPoMo 11 of 30 – photography101:7
“Nothing in the world is worth turning one’s back on what one loves.”
― Albert Camus, The Plague
An aside from the rigour of #photo101
An image captured on my iPhone and edited with Snapseed. Sometimes it is therapeutic to simply go with the flow…
NaBloPoMo 9 of 30
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…