That One Building

That One Building

You know that building, the one just after the last lights on your drive to work? It’s not a conventional building, Continue reading →

Evening Workshop = Photo Op

Evening Workshop = Photo Op

The Japanese garden in Hasselt (Belgium) is one of those places which looks like it is a great place to take some pictures in the evening Continue reading →

An Experiment in Lines

An Experiment in Lines

Being one of the many people with a desk job, I can confirm firsthand that it’s a good idea to go for a walk during your lunch break. Continue reading →

First steps into shooting film

First steps into shooting film

As indicated in a previous post, I recently started experimenting with an analog film camera. Continue reading →

An analog experiment – The beginning

An analog experiment – The beginning

These are my dad’s camera lenses. That is my dad’s camera. Continue reading →

Winter Beach Trip

Winter Beach Trip

Not having been able to do as much landscape photography as I wanted this last year, I decided spend the last few days of the year taking a trip to the beach. Continue reading →

Three times the fog

Three times the fog

If like me, you live in a part of the world that’s pretty flat, you’ll know fog as a dense white mass that limits the view. And while you know that it’s just low hanging clouds, that’s all just a theory since you’ll rarely get the chance to see it in another perspective. Continue reading →

Taking a log from the backlog

Taking a log from the backlog

I’ve been building up a backlog of still-to-edit photos these last few months. Continue reading →

Three impulse decisions and a photo

Three impulse decisions and a photo

Earlier this week, while sitting at my desk in the office, I noticed that the horizon looked pretty special. There was dark blue area just above the horizon line and a little bit of color above that, while the rest was just the normal blue (and clouds) of a late afternoon sky. Continue reading →

Business trip? Photo opportunity!

Business trip? Photo opportunity!

A business trip doesn’t have to be all work, does it? Last week, my agenda contained a three day developer conference in Berlin. Since there was little to no rain predicted in the weather forecast, my baggage also included a tripod and camera gear in the hopes of capturing some of the Berlin views. Continue reading →

Near home but far away

Near home but far away

When we think about a holiday, this usually brings images of travelling. Preferably to a place far away from home, with amazing views that take us away from our day-to-day lives. While it would be nice to be able to do this as often as we like, the reality for most of us is that we are only able to do this every now and again. Continue reading →

A dozen steps and a turn

A dozen steps and a turn

During this morning’s walk, the following view showed itself next to the walking path: Continue reading →

Less of a photo, more of a memory

Less of a photo, more of a memory

Sometimes it’s not so much the photo that’s important, but the memory that it represents. Continue reading →

Is it dark yet?

Is it dark yet?

I must confess, I have an annoying habit when visiting a city: I can’t wait for the light to go out. The cities you visit can show you beautiful views during the day. What interests me the most however is what happens in those thirty to sixty minutes when the sun is going below the horizon.  Continue reading →

Unplanned surprises

Unplanned surprises

Last Friday was a public holiday over here, so the long weekend seemed like a good time to plan a trip to Rotterdam in the Netherlands for a couple of days. “Plan” is not really the right term however. Except for a few items, most of my planning consisted of “unplanned” time. Time in which I could just wander around. And since most cities in the Netherlands are very cycle-friendly, I took my bike along so that I could cover more area than is usually possible on city trips, when my feet are my main mode of transportation. Continue reading →

Testing out new gear

Testing out new gear

I recently purchased a new camera and lens since I started noticing that I wouldn’t get my old one out of the backpack anymore, instead opting to shoot with the smaller Fuji x100s that fits nicely in the pocket of my jacket. Although it has served me well over the last few years, my old camera has ended up being dead weight I just kept carrying around. Being smaller and lighter, while still offering the same wide zoom, this new camera is a lot more practical to take along on my trips. Continue reading →

Japanese Garden, a little gem in Hasselt

Japanese Garden, a little gem in Hasselt

During my lunch break today, I took the opportunity to make a quick visit to the Japanse Tuin (Japanese Garden) in Hasselt. Until a couple of years ago, I didn’t know what a beautiful place was hidden behind those trees I drove by (almost) every day. Continue reading →

The High Fens: Beauty in the morning, blisters in the evening

The High Fens: Beauty in the morning, blisters in the evening

Since the Easter weekend is a long weekend over here, I spent the last few days on a walking trip. The area of choice were the High Fens (a large nature reserve in Belgium) and the region further to the east of that, near the German border. Continue reading →

Why didn’t you try again?

Why didn’t you try again?

How often do you see a view you like, take a picture, and move on, only to find later that the photo doesn’t look as impressive as you remember it? Something I learned from getting into photography is: why didn’t you try again? Continue reading →

Bad weather or just different weather?

Bad weather or just different weather?

While going through photos of last year, I stumbled upon one that I thought deserved a little bit more attention that I gave it when I was first going through them. Continue reading →

Known places, Unknown sights

Known places, Unknown sights

How often have you seen a photograph of some far away holiday destination, and it made you think of how much more interesting the world starts to look the further you get away from your own home? But for the people who live in those far away places, those views are something they see every day. For them, what you view as interesting might be just a plain and boring view. And to them, where you live can be full of surprises. It’s just a matter of perspective. Continue reading →

Frozen Morning Commute

Frozen Morning Commute

Always having a camera with you has its advantages: instead of thinking “now that’s a nice view”, you can go “now that might make a nice picture”. Continue reading →

Slightly Frozen

Slightly Frozen

No precipitation on a Saturday, so that means giving the dog some exercise with a walk in nature. The walking area of choice for today? Kelchterhoef in Houthalen-Helchteren, Belgium. Continue reading →