Brussels

Belgian flag


Another shot from the ‘I want you for Belgium’-manifestation (please take a look at the previous shot for more info).

I wish all of you and your family & friends a merry christmas !

Tech info : converted to b&w + vignetting in lightroom – resize + a little bit of sharpening in photoshop

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
  • Focal length: 190mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

In love for Belgium


Well, we finally got ourselves a temporary (yes, not the final one – don’t try to understand) government – lead by… the previous prime minister… Vive la Belgique ;-)

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, there was a big manifestation in Belgium – called “I want you for Belgium”. I’m sure you heard about it, and if you haven’t – just google it :-)

This image was shot during that manifestation…

Tech info : b&w conversion in lightroom – resize + a little bit of sharpening in photoshop

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
  • Focal length: 119mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

Going home


They had their meal, a little desert, talked a bit about this and thats and then… it was time to go home. Well, at least for some of them. Part of the group was up for another drink at the bar ! ;-)

Tech info : same workflow as the previous images, nothing new here

About the Flickr plugin I’m testing : this is a home-made plugin for pixelpost. At the moment, it reads the tag database field of an image. The tag field has to contain the Flickr id of the photo. If there are any comments, they are fetched and displayed. If you are interested in testdriving it too, just send me a mail (see address on the bottom of this page). Attention, it’s messy code and it won’t work if you already use the tag field for something else.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

At the restaurant


For those who tried to access this blog in the past 24h without result, we’re back ;-) I signed up for an account at dreamhost and I’m in the progress of moving everything towards their servers. At the moment, only this website is already moved, the others will follow !


Well, they didn’t pick the restaurant you saw in the previous photo, but picked another one instead. So there they were, comfortable sitting, relaxing and enjoying their meal…

… while I was standing outside in the rain :-(

:-)

Tech info : shot with my 50mm lens at f1.4 – b&w conversion in lightroom (as usual) – resize and a little bit of sharpening in photoshop (as usual too ;-) )

I am now testing the integration of comments on flickr in pixelpost, everything seems to work quite well, only the connection to Flickr is a bit slow when there are a lot of comments. Please let me know if you experience any problems

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.4
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s

At the entrance…


At the end, they all took their bike and found each other at the entrance of the restaurant…
Will they go in ? Or will they try to find another place to have dinner ?

Tech info : as always : b&w conversion and crop in lightroom, resize + a little bit of sharpening in photoshop

Thanks for all comments on the previous images ! I appreciate it a lot !!!

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 22mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s

Waiting for someone else…


Thanks for all comments on the previous one :)

This image was also taken on the “Grote markt” in Brussels. And the man… yes… was also waiting for someone. He called, waited, called again, waited some more etc… And all that in the rain !

Tech info : image converted to b&w with lightroom – lens correction + resize + a little bit of sharpening in photoshop

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/4s

Waiting for someone ?


UPDATE 22/11/2007 : This website will experience some downtime today. Hopefully everything will be back up and running by tonight.


Was she waiting for someone ? Her lover, a good friend, family, or…

Shot on the “Grote Markt” (or “Grand Place”) in Brussels.

Tech info : b&w conversion in lightroom, photoshop used for resize + a little bit of sharpening

  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 640
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s

Veteran


First of all, thanks to the people who already visited my new website, MultiBits, where I will be posting series of images of certain topics. Basically everything that needs more coverage than a single image. At the moment you can find some images of the manifestation ‘I want you for Belgium’, which took place yesterday, here in Brussels… You can find a link in the upright corner of this website.

About this image : it was also shot yesterday and shows one of the men that once fought for our country. Of course, they are not happy at all with the plans of few to split our small, little Belgium.
If you look closely at the reflection in his glasses, you should be able to know where this image was taken… :-)

Tech info : shot with the Canon 300D I bought second-hand as a gift for my wife (she wants to learn shooting with a dSLR too :) ). The thing needed to be tested, so I mounted my Sigma 70-300 on it and took it for a test-drive! The camera scored reasonably good! The only thing that bothered me was its slow start-up time (even after standby). Don’t know how a 350D performs ?

Editing with Canon DPP : b&w conversion, contrast 3, sharpness 5 – that’s it, no photoshop involved :)

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
  • Focal length: 300mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Waiting


Waiting for the subway on a Sunday… there are more pleasant things to do during the weekend !

Tech info : processing mainly done in Google Picasa 2 (b&w conversion + grain effect) ; resize + a little bit of extra sharpening in photoshop

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DiMAGE Z5
  • Focal length: 30.6484375mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/3s

Keeping it all together


I wonder what would happen if the horizontal bars wouldn’t be there… Would the whole building collapse ?
Are those bars keeping it all together ? Or are they just there for the looks ?

Sorry for not being able to visit your photoblogs, it has been a rather hectic week…

  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Focal length: 53mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
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