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zaterdag 25 februari 2017

Elsenborn @ night


Recently I spent a week in Camp Elsenborn, a Belgian military base. There I wanted to photograph the sky at night but the bad weather (rain and heavy wind every day) made it impossible to do so. Instead I went in search for the desolated and dark spots of this base.
Since I had to travel light the only gear I had was my Fuji X-E1, the XF14mm and a Sirui T-005KX tripod. The ISO range varies from 1250 to 2000 with shutterspeeds of maximum 30seconds. Due to the long exposure and high ISO some images may look if they were made early in the morning but don't be mistaken.














dinsdag 7 februari 2017

The hidden command post


Somewhere in Belgium are these 2 sheltered and underground airfield command posts that where manned in case of any sort of threat. Now totally derelicted and abandoned.

Pictures shot with a Nikon D600 and a Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 on a tripod.










zondag 15 januari 2017

Spring-tide on Friday the 13th...




Hearing the weather forecast for the 13th of January 2017, the storm Dieter is on it's way and the worst spring-tide of the last 50 years will happen, I decide to take the day off and head for the Belgian Coast to witness and photograph this storm. Coastal towns are preparing themselves with seawalls and sandbags to limit the damages that will be caused by the seawater. The Governor of West-Vlaanderen himself urges the population not to come to the seaside and there will be an interdiction to be on the sea-dike and beaches.
On the last moment the wind changed direction and thus preventing the waves to hit the coastal line straight on. The spectacular spring-tide did not happen on Friday the 13th but I stayed there and still took some nice pictures of a stormy day on the seaside...
Gear I used this time was the Fujifilm X-E1 and the Fujinon XF 18-55mm.

Ostend is ready ...



Television crews are taking in their positions ...





And then the wind turned ...






Strong wind but not what was expected ...




And everybody left the place ...


Now I know what these ugly things have for use ... shelters against the wind


Some final views ...




zaterdag 7 januari 2017

Only the décor remains, former Belgian military camp in NRW part 2 : Camp H


The second place I visited was another former Belgian military camp, also known in the Urbex community as Camp H. Build in 1946 (?) and left behind in the early '90s there is not much left than decay and rubble.
As usual Fujifilm X-E1, the XF14mm, a tripod and for some pictures ( cellblock and theatre ) an offcamera flash ( Nikon SB700).