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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 ...




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