This is a friend of mine who I don’t see often because he works in Flanders and I work in Wallonia but last week we all got together for a few days… This was taken with my 50mm lens
I’ve been away for a few days in Flanders at a conference centre, needless to say I took the camera with me. Sorry of you left comments and I have not yet answered but I will get round to it. Here is one of the shots I took, amongst many, while I was there..
Who would have thought that a trip to Ikea, Anderlecht would bring out the creative side of me… These were taken with my small Nikon compact, didn’t fancy running around Ikea with a huge camera around my neck.
The light was just fantastic this morning and shone through the window illuminating the paneled wall in the church. I was captivated and after the service just had to take a photo. This is the church in Dinant and dates from the 12th century. There are some fantastic medieval paintings on the walls too. It’s a magical place.
Taken this morning in the cemetry at Dinant.
Here is a shot I took a few weeks ago whilst on a walk around the town of Walcourt. I am adventuring more and more into monochrome and really enjoying the effect.
Horse in a field.
I decided to experiment and put the two sides of his head, side by side..
OK so I took a few shots of the cat just to see how they would turn out..
As the sun goes down behind the lines all seems just black and white.
So, Friday I get a call asking if I was in church on Sunday, it seems the guy who was preaching is sick! So here I am praying for inspiration.. I recently had to get myself some reading glasses as well. Last year I started having problems writing music as the lines started to jumble up in front of my eyes. That’s age for you!
Well, I’m not going to find inspiration for a sermon like this, now am I? Going to make a cup of tea while I chew a few ideas over in my head around Psaume 42… Got to sort out the liturgy for communion as well…….
Another shot looking towards the Brough of Birsey. The Brough is obscured by the mist and all that is visible is the causeway that leads to it. I started to look through these photos from our time on Orkney.. I don’t know why but it was a great holiday.
This is a photo from 2011 and it was taken with my Nikon D3100. This day we visited the Brough of Birsey and I decided to go for a solitary walk up the coastline while we waited for the tide to change (you can’t get onto the Brough until low tide). A strange walk, one where every step feels like you are walking on ground that you have walked on before… now that’s spooky!
So here is another head shot, sorry it’s mine.. I thought I would try with the other side of my face this time and see what it looks like..
So here’s a couple from the Spy services on the E42. Yes, you guessed it I’m bored waiting to head off to my last two English groups this evening before heading home. I have been thinking about coming here with my camera but have not so far as I’m always a little tired by this time of the day. Monday is a long day of teaching English.. Tuesday I start a little later which is good because I do not get home till 11 tonight. Unfortunately the walkway over the motorway is covered so it’s not possible to take any nice shots of cars and lorries as they scream past… Maybe I’ll find a nice bridge sometime.
Sorry for the title but I seem to getting carried away with the forest photos from the other day and running out of title ideas. For those of you who are Doctor Who fans, you’ll get it! The weather at the moment is really bad, wind, rain and cold, so I have not been out and about with my camera. Still, I’m having fun editing…
One more from this series. I think this might be my last for a while in the forest …
Here is another image that I have chosen to show with different effects. I got a bit carried away looking at this one so I ended up with a few… oops! Again the theme is silence in the forest..
Another two images from the other day… What I like here and what I have tried to bring out is the light coming through the trees and lighting up the ground..
Someone commented that my last post was spooky.. I didn’t feel that way about it at all but maybe others did? So I decided to post again but this time in colour (and maybe in b/w but without the affect) to see what your reaction is.. do you think it’s spooky? I suppose some people probably don’t like the idea of walking alone in a dense forest (well alone is not quite true, there are many forest animals and birds :-)). What I really appreciate is the silence, except for the odd bird and things rummaging through the undergrowth. Just standing still and listening to what you can hear, like the sound of the wind in the trees above your head. Dawn and dusk are probably my most favorite times. I even don’t mind a little walk in the dark but one has to be careful of certain animals well, wild boar mainly here. The very cold frosty mornings that we have at this time of year are great times to see the sun rise and start to warm the forest, the mist rises as the frost melts and the ground warms. It creates this wonderful effect … I get totally lost in contemplation…
Unfortunately we don’t have any snow this year and the cold frosty mornings are far from few between, so I try to make the best of the few mornings there are when I am also free.
After posting the image in colour and a comment by Barry Lively, I realised that this would probably look really good in monochrome. So here it is…
This was taken near a place called Boussu-en-Fagne here in Belgium last week… what a fabulous morning it was!
Here is a shot from my forest walk the other day. The light is just lovely on these early, frosty mornings in the forest. This forest is close to Cerfontaine here in Belgium and close to the source of l’Eau d’Heure.