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*


half / half

“jump and let’s build our wings on the way down”
― ray bradbury

(parachutist, brussels air museum)

(for dp weekly photo challenge, half and half)

(and for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at at 200mm, ISO2500, f/4 and 1/125s, edited in lightroom cc, square crop to show half face, original image flipped horizontally, in two minds*



“…and he has never given up his conviction that if you just try all the doors one of them is bound to be the door into summer” 

― robert a heinlein

(caravelle, brussels air museum)

(for wordpress dp photo challenge – door)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at ISO250, f/4 and 1/125s, no edits, father and son face the future through a flight into the past*


roy g. biv

“where does the rainbow end, in your soul or on the horizon?” ― pablo neruda, the book of questions



an unexpected slice of indigenous australia on the canal side in brugge, belgië

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – roy g. biv) *shot with nikon d700 with nikkor 85mm f/1.8 lens at ISO200, f/10 and 1/400s, slightly cropped in lightroom cc, no additional edits, tie me kangaroo down, mate?*

(also for lucile’s photo 101 rehab )

roygbiv from andytownend

roygbiv on belgradestreets



“into this world we’re thrown”
riders on the storm, the doors

right now

riders on the storm

right over brussel

“the world on you depends…”

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – vivid)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 70-200m f/4 lens at 1/320s, f/9 and ISO200, edited in lightroom cc and analog efex pro 2, nature involved, and the doors…*

vivid from andytownend



“part broken – part whole, you begin again”
― jeanette winterson


(derelict factory, birminghamstraat, molenbeek)


(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – broken)

*shot with  nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens using ISO200, f/5.6 and 1/125s, edited in lightroom cc and analog efex pro 2 with wet plate filer applied, no ball games allowed*

broken by andytownend

broken on belgradestreets



“i felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery air, mountains, trees, people
i thought, “this is what it is to be happy”
― sylvia plath, the bell jar


(la ferme du parc maximilien, brüssel)

a happy sheep

and not a peep

from the traffic

that never sleeps

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – forces of nature)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at 250mm, 1/250s and f/8, imported into lightroom cc and not edited at all, green in tooth and claw*



“whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting”
― haruki murakami


(park, ninoofsesteenweg, molenbeek)

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – intricate)

*shot with nikon d700,  nikkor  50mm f/1.4 lens, exposed at 1/200s and f/7.1, edited in lightroom cc and  silver efex pro 2 with ilford delta 3200 pro filter, should have used the real thing*

an intricate (eye) from andytownend
intricate on belgradestreets



“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*