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2010 In Focus

  The end of 2010 is very near, so time to look back… It certainly was an interesting year, with lots of nice pictures (that is: from my point of view, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” you know). Maybe a bit diverse, both in style and subject (the Fortress of Breendonk is… Read more »

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Window shopping, December 2010

  Today a lighter note than yesterday (see post below: The Fortress of Breendonk). This afternoon I went into town with a new camera (Sony Nex 5) with an old lens (Minolta MD 135 f3.5), via a special MD to Nex adapter. And with this combo I went ‘window shopping’. This time of the year… Read more »

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The Fortress of Breendonk, December 2010

  This afternoon I paid a visit to the Fortress of Breendonk, a place with some black pages. During World War II it was a transit camp, on the way to the concentration camps in Germany. With personal stories that are shown, this part of history comes really close. It is almost unbelievable what people… Read more »

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Snow shoes, Trentino, December 2010

  When the end of the year is near, the ‘urge for snow’ gets real. So I always book a trip to a place where there will certainly be snow. Only this time there was less fresh snow than in my hometown (which often does not get any snow). But, there were real mountains, which… Read more »

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San Antonio, November 2010

  Last week I was a few days in San Antonio, Texas (USA) for my job. On Sunday I had some free time (it’s much cheaper to fly in on Saturday, a lot cheaper than the extra night in an hotel), so I went into the town with my camera. Here are some impressions. Eddy

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St. Fredegandus, October 2010

  It’s that time of the year to remember those who are no longer with us, to pay them our respect. Graveyards are busy places these days. But this attention will fade over the years. Even the momuments we create to keep our loved ones near us, will fall into decay, eventually. Not that far… Read more »

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45 years… Somewhere halfway…

I have a tradition in my live: at each ‘big’ birthday I publish a book. The first one when I turned 30, the second when I turned 40, 40 pages and printed in 40 copies. The next one is due in 5 years, when I turn 50… But some people are not that patient… Already… Read more »

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New York City, August 2010

  What a contrast! After my visit to Oradour-sur-Glane and a really enjoyable week in the mountains, I flew to Chicago for a conference and on my way back I staid a few days in New York City. From the calm of the Col des Aiguilles to the fuss of Times Square. From the pure… Read more »

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Oradour-sur-Glane, July 2010

  On my way to my vacation (see previous post), I made a small detour. To bring me to Oradour-sur-Glane (France). Chances are quite high that the name of this small village near Limoges doesn’t ring any bell. However, it is the scene of one of those horrors of war that shouldn’t be forgotten… Saturday… Read more »

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La Jarjatte, August 2010

  I’ve just spent a week in La Jarjatte, a really small town on the border of the ‘Alpes du Nord’ and ‘Alpes du Sud’. It is located in a really beautiful valley, with lots of hiking opportunies (which was of course the main goal of my trip). The weather was rather unpredictable several days,… Read more »

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Fuzee, Les Lutins Réfractaires, July 2010

  This WE there was once again Fuzee in Ostend. Last year I also visited it and witnessed a really impressive performance. This year it wasn’t that impressive if you ask me… Nevertheless, I did get some nice pictures. Eddy

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Myrthe, July 2010

  Portrets are not really my favorite job, so I only do this on very special request. Yesterday was a moment like that. A photo moment with Myrthe, the daughter of a friend of mine. And with her bigger sister Soetkin, who also posed for a few pictures. Eddy

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Murga Parade, June 2010

  Yesterday was the yearly Murga Parade in Antwerp. Which means: lots of crazy, colorful people, the beating of the drums and other types of music. Or in short: FUN TIME! Above is a short gallery (15 pictures) for those who don’t have a lot of time. And a big gallery (110 pictures) for the real… Read more »

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Yoga/hiking WE, Orval, June 2010

  This WE I participated in a yoga/hiking WE, near the abbey of Orval. Yes, working on my body, to work on my spirit. 🙂 I didn’t take any pictures of the yoga (these wouldn’t be very pretty probably), but during the hiking trips I had my small camera with me. And this resulted in… Read more »

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Panoramas (revisited), May 2010

  Over the last years I’ve made panoramas on a regular basis when I was travelling. I used the automatic stichting in Adobe Photoshop. Which is quite good, but you don’t end up with a rectangular image… you get an odd shape. With the newly released Photoshop CS5, I did some more work on them,… Read more »

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Zinneke Parade, Brussels, May 2010

  Strange people in Brussels yesterday. Lots of strange people. That must be the Zinneke Parade. Two years long people in Brussels work on a social and artistic project, which eventually results in the Zinneke Parade. For the audience it is a beautifull, colorfull, noisy show in the city center of Brussels. It took me… Read more »

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City of Wings Ypres, April 2010

This WE there was an international promotion festival for street theater: City of Wings Ypres. For me this was of course the ideal opportunity to get my photo (yes, I seem to have a preference for street theater). On Saturday it was raining, so they had to go to the more limited ‘bad weather program’…. Read more »

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Marche des Collines, March 2010

  Today I went on a small hiking trip with friends. Luckily I had my camera with me, we encountered some nice photo opportunities (e.g. abandoned houses). In case you’re interested ‘developped’ the images with DxO, using the Kodachrome 25 profile. Eddy

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Snow shoes, Aigües Tortes, March 2010

  Also this winter I made a second trip on snow shoes. But it turned out a shorter trip than I had planned: migraine attacks, due to the stuffy odour of the blankets in mountain huts…. So I had to come down a bit earlier. The Aigües Tortes nature reserve (Spain) is very pretty, but… Read more »