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2014 In Focus

  The year has almost ended, so it’s time for my personal top 50. From a photographic point of view, it was certainly an interesting year: the investment in a Sony A7R, the latest update from DxO which provided a really nice feature (ClearView) and several photo trips (among which one to carnival in Venice). Enjoy!… Read more »

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Valsesia, December 2014

  Usually this time of the year, I publish a post that begins with “I’ve been hiking on snowshoes for a week”, but the weather decided otherwise… I had booked a ‘snowshoe’ vacation, but due to the (extremely) warm weather, there wasn’t that much snow to find. And certainly not fresh, soft snow, the kind… Read more »

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The Dark Knight, November 2014

  I love lenses with a special ‘look’, that’s why I almost exclusively use the Carl Zeiss lenses from Sony. They have, in the right light, a ‘3D pop effect’. Those images offer something extra, it shows. Another dream lens is the Leica Noctilux 50mm f0.95, but that one is way out of my budget… Read more »

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Sunset (Le Havre), November 2014

    In my previous blog post, I already told about my photo trip to France. But I didn’t go there to make pictures of kite surfers, my goal was to photograph an interesting sunset. And the second day I was lucky. I was back in Le Havre just in time,  the setting was more… Read more »

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Kite surfers, November 2014

  The past WE I went to the French coast, to make some pictures. Usually the month of November has a high chance of ‘interesting’ weather, being: clouds and wind. Via an online tool, The Photographers Ephemeris, I checked upfront where and when the sun would set and that way I ended up in Le… Read more »

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ATL, October 2014

During my recent trip to Rochester (see my previous post), I’ve spent a lot of time at the airport of Atlanta (code: ATL). And sometimes you can see some interesting things at airports. 🙂 Last year, there was a Boeing 747 parked right in front of a window. Eddy  

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Whiteface Mountain, October 2014

  Just like last year, I’ve extended a business trip to Rochester (NY, US) with a few days in the neighbourhood of Whiteface Mountain (Adirondacks, High Peaks area). This year I did it before the conference, which turned out to be a good choice: the turning of the leaves just peaked. One week later, everything… Read more »

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Man of fire, September 2014

  Today it was ‘open monuments day’ in Flanders, a day where momuments which are usually closed to the general public are open. I went to a large building in the South of Antwerp, the ‘Zuiderpershuis’. It is quite famous, but there are also a parts of the building that are unknown to many people…. Read more »

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The Color Run (Brussels), September 2014

  Yesterday Brussels was the place to be for people who like to run, get dirty and enjoy musique: The Color Run! In case you’ve never witnessed one of The Color Runs, it’s a running event, 5 km, where you get a ‘color shower’ every km. And it is an event with a lot of… Read more »

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Melancholy (TinTin), August 2014

  Earlier this week, when I came back from the supermarket, I saw TinTin standing in front of a window. Looking kind of melancholic. He was gazing at the clouds passing by. He was in a house not that far from where I live. This afternoon I went back and TinTin was till there, looking… Read more »

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Supermoon, August 2014

  Last Sunday it was again a ‘supermoon‘. I had checked upfront when it would rise, where I might get a nice shot. And that was Sunday evening, with the skyline of Antwerp (and its super cathedral) in the background. Eddy  

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30″ deSingel, August 2014

  The weather today was perfect for some more experiments with long exposures: sun and a decent wind that rushed the clouds across the sky. The pictures were taken at deSingel, the internatonial arts campus in Antwerp. Eddy

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Lechtal, July 2014

  Last week I went for a hiking trip to the Lechtal, in Austria. Above are a selection of pictures. If you want to see more, click here. Eddy      

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Dachau, July 2014

  On my way to my vacation in Austria, I made a stop in Munich (Germany) to visit the concentration camp of Dachau. Dachau was the first concentration camp of the nazi regime, it was established only months after Hitler became chancellor, in 1933, mainly for political prisoners. During the 12 years it was active,… Read more »

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Historia Mundi, June 2014

  This WE there was a large re-enactment event in Brasschaat (just North of Antwerp): Historia Mundi. There was a large number of groups, starting from the stone age, over the Greeks and Romans, knights Templars, up to more recent wars. Really nice to see how much work these people put into the re-enactment to… Read more »

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BorgerRio, June 2014

  There was a tropical atmoshpere in one part of Antwerp yesterday: BorgerRio (Rio in Borgerhout, one of the districts of the city of Antwerp). The parade had lots of colorful people, as usual. 🙂 Eddy  

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Roses are [not] red, June 2014

  I have a few roses in my garden, but in a public park nearby, there is a real rose garden. And today there was a ‘rose fest’ (or how would you call it?), an ideal opportunity to grab my camera. In case you’re interested: all pictures were taken with a 45 year old lens,… Read more »

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30″ 4WTC, May 2014

  During a free moment while being in NY for my job, I’ve experimented some more with long exposures (30 seconds). The pictures are from 4WTC, one of the buildings of the World Trade Center. Eddy PS: one of these images was selected for the weekly ‘exhibition’ at Dyxum, the online community for Alpha system… Read more »

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Temptation (Zinneke parade), May 2014

  Every other year Brussels is invaded by an unusual large amount of strange people: the Zinneke parade. This year the organisation changed their format: people had to go an search for the ‘zinnodes’, the groups that make the Zinneke parade. An unfortunate change in my opinion: we only saw about 5 zinnodes, there were… Read more »

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The battle of Hoogstraten, May 2014

  The battle of Hoogstraten, I have to admit that I don’t remember whether I’ve heared about it in history lessons, and I grew up about 30 km from there… However it seems that it was an important battle. To refresh your memory: on 11th of January 1814 there was a big battle between the… Read more »