The beauty of the Grand Place

I have been many times in the past (and most probably be many times in the future) at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, and always wanted to capture the beauty of this magnificent place in images. My favourite time is dusk, when the square is illuminated both by the setting sun and the artificial lights of the buildings. I tried to capture the essence of the place with multiple image panoramas, which will allow me to to print really large prints, as well as single shot images of specific details.

See more at my Grand Place gallery.  

The Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

Three Honorable Mentions in International Black and White Photography Contest

Thrilled to announce that I received three Honorable Mentions in the “Monochrome Awards” the International Black and White Photography Contest.

The 2016 Monochrome Awards received 8122 submissions from 81 countries around the world. 

The awarded images were:

  • the image “Shipwreck” in the “Fine Art” category
  • the image “Nocturnal” in the “Landscape” category
  • and the image “Bird on Rocks” also in the “Landscape” category. 

Four Honourable mentions in the ND Awards 2016 competition

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Happy to announce that I received four Honorable Mentions in the ND Awards 2016 competition. The awarded images were in:

Four Honourable Mentions in the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

Excited to announce that I received four nominations at the international contest “11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

Black & White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This year there were 7,556 entries from 71 countries. The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 627 awards and 951 nominees in 31 categories.

Exhibition "Travelling" at Blank Wall Gallery

Shipwreck "Dimitrios"

This is “Dimitrios”, a shipwreck stranded since 1981 on a beach near Gythio n southern Peloponnese, Greece.

Its rather bizarre to see it perched on the beach.

With my black and white interpretation I tried to strengthen the surreal feeling it generates.

Selfie under the milky way

Self-portrait in the car under the milky way.

(could not find any interesting foreground element for the milky way, so I thought "why not myself in the car?" - certainly not the most interesting foreground, but that's what I had available at the time :-)

Perseid meteor shower

Perseids from yesterday’s meteor shower: one (very) big and three smaller meteors brighten the night sky as they burn up during their entry in the atmosphere.