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Hi Pieter, that architecture shot is a standout, especially as a black and white image. The composition using those lines is really effective.
The panorama shot is also effective- hard to believe you can pull these off hand held. Are you experiencing a drought anything like Germany at the moment?
And the macro looks good also, with the red and orange petals complemented by the green background.

Good set for this week.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2022 at 16:23
Thanks for the comments Howard and Kai. I'm also very happy how the architecture shot came out, that new camera I got is really addictive to find nice B&W subjects.


Week 32 - Architecture

The townhall / library / museum of Schilde (the town where I live)

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Week 32 - Landscape

The drought is causing an early fall

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Week 32 - Macro/Closeup

Bee on a yellow flower

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Hi Pieter,

Apologies its taken this long to get back to photo commenting. Your landscape shot uses the vertical lines of the trees and the leading line of the path well, but the drought is clearly having an effect. Down in NZ we have been having torrential heavy rain and flooding instead.

The macro shot that added the bee to the flower shot, was my favourite of your set. The two subjects go well together
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2022 at 09:29
I think I can feel the heat in those photos, Pieter.

I like the forest scene, and the bee and flower is a classic of its type; the yellow hairs on its body echo the petals clearly.

Are the museum windows being replaced? I can’t make out what’s going on there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2022 at 20:05
Thanks for the comments Wētāpunga and Howard, much appreciated!

And Howard, it was indeed quite hot here last week (the first official heat wave of this year in Belgium) so I'm not surprised it comes back in the photo's. It also explains the sunscreens in front of the windows of the townhall/museum trying to keep the heat out but as you can see they're not in the best shape anymore.


Week 33 - Architecture

The entrance of castle Hallehof, and in case the chain and sign don't deter unwanted visitors off the steps then the old front loader gun might be used to reinforce the message

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Week 33 - Landscape

De Vallei van de Zwarte Beek (Valley of the Black Brook) near Beringen (Belgium)

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Week 33 - Macro/Closeup

A beautiful mixed colour rose in our garden

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2022 at 22:18
Hope you're getting some relief from the heat by Now Pieter.

The Halleof Castle shot has some nice symmetry and textures, and the gun at the edge of the frame is a nice touch.
The De Vallei van de Zwarte Beek shot looks picturesque. Good composition with the fence/long grass in foreground, the lines of the cut (and uncut) grass, and trees in background. The sky is doing something interesting with the clouds also.

And a well composed, balanced flower shot to finish the week.
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Thanks Kai, and yes the heat is now more bearable. Does that mean the bad weather on your side also normalised a bit?


Week 34 - Architecture

The Antwerp Harbour house, a Zaha Hadid contraption on top of the former harbour firestation

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Week 34 - Landscape

Antwerp, view over the Kattendijkdok

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Week 34 - Macro/Closeup

It's all in the eyes, and I managed this shot with a camera that doesn't have spider eye AF tracking

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On to week 35, due to other activities not much photography until the weekend when I guided a group of Leica Photographers from the Leica User Forum (LUF) through Antwerp. Fortunately their rules are such that it's a valid "Leica Photo" when either the lens or the camera is Leica (just a Leica filter is not enough ).

We had a wonderful weekend very much akin to Dyxum meetings, lots of talk, swapping and borrowing lenses and gear talk, but also nice discussions about all sorts of other topics.

So my three photo's for this week all come from the same camera and lens and are taken on the same day, but there's nothing in my challenge brief that would not allow that


Week 35 - Architecture

The Brabo pilot building on the quay of the Schelde catching the first rays of sun as the bad weather moves out



Week 35 - Landscape

Antwerp skyline from an 8th floor balcony



Week 35 - Macro/Closeup

Little tableau in a horse poo scraper

Many old houses in Antwerp still have these horse poo scrapers next to the front door which were dearly needed in the old times when horses provided the main traction through the streets. These days they're hardly needed and there's a lady in Antwerp who builds little tableau's in them all around town. I found this one in the Antwerp Beginage

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Hi Pieter,

Been meaning to comment- good to hear the weather is improving. It's still being weird here- polar blasts today over much of the country.

For your Week 34 shots, the Antwerp Harbour House is a stand out. Love the angle and the black and white composition. What a fascinating piece of architecture.

Putting on my zoologist hat for second, I'll just comment even if your camera did have spider-eye detection, it wouldn't work here. That's an Opilionid, not an Aranaen. They're different arachnid orders

Week 35 has another good architecture and landscape shots, and I wonder how the architecture shot would look good as a black and white.

And I definitely learned something with your horse poo scraper shot. The little tableau is a great way to preserve them.


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Thanks for the comments and suggestion Kai, here's Week 35 - Architecture "bis"
B&W also worked well for that shot. I like both versions, no favourite yet


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Week 36 - Architecture

Interior of the Sint Guibertus church in Schilde

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Week 36 - Landscape

A moody foggy cowscape

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After all the very hot and dry weeks I was so happy seeing fog outside this morning that I couldn't resist to grab my bicycle and try to catch the special atmosphere that fog always brings


Week 36 - Macro - Closeup

Yellow flower

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Belatedly catching up here - the week 34 shots of the Zaha Hadid building are splendid; the wider shot putting it in context. In the first, how did you ensure there were no people there? Was it an early start?

The Harbour Pilot building is well captured, and I would go for the black and white one as it does bring out the form and the patterns of the building.

I'm always game for a spot of foggy polderland, and it's nice to see a bit of ultra wide aspect ratio being used, moving towards Cinemascope?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2022 at 14:59
Thanks for the comments Howard.
The harbourbuilding shots were early sundaymorning and it's quite a way north of the citycenter so usually very quiet at that time. In the week when the office is open it's more busy there.
I still can't decide myself which one of the pilot building I like best. As you say the B&W brings out the form, textures and patterns in the building but the beautiful warm morning light of the colour version also appeals to me a lot.
And the foggy polderland is indeed a cinemascope crop (7,11 x 3 aspect ratio) of a 90 mm shot on full frame, so a real "crop-o-rama".


Week 37 - Architecture

Castle Boeckenborgh, built in 1810 by a rich family, later converted to an elederly home, then a school for handicapped children and now it's a culture center.

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Week 37 - Landscape

After the hot and dry period some nice rain was welcomed by many

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Week 37 - Macro/Closeup

Follow the GR footpath

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Hi Pieter,

I think on balance I prefer the Week 35 Architecture hot as a black and white. I agree the lighting does make the colour shot striking, but there are so many textures and shapes in the scene that the black and white version brings out.

So let's see, what have you got up to since then...

Week 36 - again, a good architecture shot that exploits the central leading line and the lighting provided. I think this is your best shot from this week. The week 36 'cowscape' is also effective with a special atmosphere. I certainly liked it, but most of the scene is focused in the middle of the image. The top and bottom edges are a bit sparse. (Not a major criticism, just for why I preferred your architecture shot over this one). The yellow flower is certainly colourful.

Week 37- A good composition that shows off the Castle Boeckenborgh's structure for your architecture shot. Nice to see some rain also in your landscape shot. That must be welcome after the heat and dry conditions.

Good to see you keeping up with the challenge also.
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