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boundaries

‘A question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. In other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limit of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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(for breendonk, concentration camp, willebroek, belgië)

(for DP weekly photo challenge – boundaries and for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at ISO5600, 1/125s at f/4, edited in lightroom cc and analog efex pro 2, reflection on boundaries that should never have been crossed*

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a walk in the woods

“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

(woods near tervuren, walking and thinking)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens, will you remember?*

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change

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

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(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*

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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*

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changing (seasons) #09; or, ‘wake me up when september ends’

‘summer has come and passed
the innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends’
– lyrics from wake me up when september ends, by green day

(birminghamstraat, molenbeek)

(for the monthly photo challenge named the changing seasons, which runs from the 7th to the 15th day of each month throughout the year, hosted by Cardinal Guzman)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens slightly cropped in lightroom cc with added “punch”, oh, and wake me up when it’s over* 

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fly past

“The Guide says there is an art to flying”, said Ford, “or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
― Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

(above Birminghamstraat, Molenbeek)

sometimes when you’re feeling down

it pays to look up

i literally just took these shots

watching them circling up

and flying away

to who knows where

i hope, they find their

place

(for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and af-s nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at f/4, ISO200, and with hope*

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from every (well three) angle(s)

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

(scaffolding, city 2 shopping centre, nieuwstraat, brussel)

(for wordpress dp weekly photo challenge – from every angle)

(and for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor af-s 70-200mm f/4 lens at f/4 and ISO200, scaffolding supplied separately*

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changing (seasons) #08

“a fellow is more afraid of the trouble he might have than he ever is of the trouble he’s already got”
― william faulkner, light in august

(birminghamstraat, molenbeek)

(for the monthly photo challenge named the changing seasons, which runs from the 7th to the 15th day of each month throughout the year, hosted by Cardinal Guzman)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 16-35mm f/4 lens all at f/4, slightly cropped in lightroom cc, august already

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exposed

“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)

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shooting people (less fortunate)

“I was too used to being fortunate, and didn’t try to understand those less fortunate. Too used to being healthy, and didn’t try to understand the pain of those who weren’t.” ― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

(people, on the street of brüssel)

(for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*all shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens, edited in aperture 3 and silver efex pro 2, makes me think*