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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9 hours 30 minutes ago at 21:33
Today I went to Duffel, a small town a little under 30 km from where I live. I took 3 lenses along for this week prime, all 3 minolta's: AF versions of the 16/2.8 FE and 20/2.8 and a Rokkor MC version of the 17/4. Some images are "letterbox crops" or "crop-o-rama's", but for every image I've used the full width, so I'm not cheating on the rules. Only minor straightening and for the rest the full size in at least one direction.

I'm going to show the images in a somewhat logical order and not split by lens.

The first destination was "Fort Duffel", built between 1886 and 1888 to defend the railway line between Brussels and Antwerp. It's been partly restored but unfortunately not fully accessible in winter, to allow the bats to rest inside.

17-1: The sun coming up over the fort

17-2: Restored central corridor, rectalinear version

16-7: Restored central corridor, fishy version

16-8: Unrestored side corridor (shot through a grid, so unfortunately further unaccessible)

16-9: Plinth stone, over which the gates have been opened and closed many times over the past 130 years

I then cycled along the railway line to the town, just before I crossed the bridge the Thalys to Paris came by

17-3: Thalys coming off the Nete bridge

Next stop was about halfway between the Fort and the center, it's the ruin of caste "Ter Elst" which has been on that spot since the 12th century (in different shapes and forms) but was heavily damaged and not rebuilt in WW1 (basically taking shells aimed at the fort but missing te real target )

20-1: Sunny side and its reflection

17-4: Shadow side, with the sun just peeping through a small hole in the wall

17-5: Access bridge and moat

20-2: Almost the same shot with the AF 20mm

20-3: From slightly further back, unfortunately the geese had moved on by then

Moving on to the center of town I visited the St Martin church there

17-6: Center aisle and altar

20-4: Baptismal font

17-7: "Framed" (crucifixus right next to the church)

17-x : A7 + MC Rokkor 17/4
16-x : A7ii + LA-EA4 + Min 16/2.8 FE
20-x : A7ii + LA-EA4 + Min 20/2.8
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 8 hours 53 minutes ago at 22:10
Nice work Pieter! I have been to Duffel for work many times in the past, but never saw these interesting places (if we stayed overnight, it was usually in Mechelen and usually there was little leisure time). The corridor, the fort and the curch interior are very nice. TFS
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