During my summer holiday i was in ”De Voerstreek” Located in Belgium’s province ‘Limbourg’. Very nice place to be, great hills and nature. I was on holiday with my daughter. Lucky for me she likes visiting places a lot and also like to pick up mu old Olympus E-Pl1 . So we went on some photography visits. Among thesevisits we saw these abandoned trains.
It has been a long time since i really made a settings error on my A7R. By accident i edited the AWB settings to add full yellows red and oranges as it could on the automatic chosen white balance. It is too bad that getting this fixed is very uneasy, but we always can choose for Black and White. This fits the subject just fine so here we go.
All shot with the Sony A7R using my 28mm F2.0, my 55mm F1.8 and the 16-35mm F4. All images processed with CaptureOne Pro 9.2.1 to my likings.
Krampnitz. First stop on our 2 weeks exploring holiday in Germany end May beginning June 2016. We had high hopes for this location which we didn’t visit 3 times before we were in Berlin. Reasons enough, security, the making of Hunger games und so weiter. But this time we went for it, seems to have calmed down a bit and reports on security were not that big anymore.
So we went in, straight to the building with the eagle…but….. As you can see in the pictures, closed. So we went around the building looking for an entrance we couldn’t find. We decided to get a few shots of details located on the outside of the building and then move on to buildings we could enter. But…..
….a white caddy, a guy pointing at us to approach him and that was Krampnitz.
Above the 4 shots that i dare to show out of the 9 i took. There will not be another attempt.
December the second of 2015 i went to a congress about healthcare for work. The congress was in Toulouse. Getting there seems easy, but not when Toulouse is covered in a very big fog…..so we had to evade to another airport, Bordeaux. A bus was waiting for us there to drive us to Toulouse….what a night. At 4.00 in the morning we arrived at our hotel, tired and a bit moody. But we had a congress to attend at 9 🙂
The congress was good, but Toulouse was just as good, the weather was great and i was happy i brought my E-M10 and 14 and 25mm lenses. Above a selection of shots taken during the 2 days stay in Toulouse.
Almost a year ago we wanted to go for some urban exploring to a well know prison in Germany. All went well, we found the place, met our friends of off we went.
All geared up and starting shooting away after 5 minutes we were not alone anymore. 6 German police officers joined our adventure…..to bad they didn’t appreciate us being there. So we had to leave….
We didn’t have a back up so decided to drive to Essen, Zeche Zollverein. Above are some photo’s i took that they. But the feeling we really had bad luck earlier that day never faded. I liked Duisburg better to be honest because you could get real close to the works, at Zolverein a lot of fences.
On 20-2-2015 we visited this nice park. It was a grey day and eventually we had to counter some rain. Still it was impressive and i want to visit it again with my tripod and more gear to do some more photography.
August 2014 we visited MBI Beton, a legit visit and one of our first urbex trips. This serie has been on my hard drive for a long time now. I decided to share the full serie on my blog. Flickr or Facebook don’t seem appropriate for this size serie.
This series is completely shot with my Nikon D90 + 35mm 1.8 DX. One of the last times i shot such a big serie with it. I also owned my Olympus E-M10 those days but shot with both camera’s and did an in camera black and white serie with the D90 35mm combo. All that is edited is some straightening on the ooc jpeg files and the border.
Why publish it? Well i have personally always liked this serie a lot, not really an explanation for it but today i needed to share it.
The D90 and 35mm are history, both sold to invest in new gear.. Also Urbex has become my main shooting style now. This blog was neglected for a long time so now time to use it again.
What happened to day 5? Well not much interesting stuff to post and besides it were the reports of yet another fire at BLUB i decided to pick up posting to my blog again.
What is in this post, BLUB. Berlin Luft und Badeparadies. What a location, thrashed but still so very cool to explore. Crowded to, during our visit we saw enough other photographers but also graffiti artist and young Berliners climbing the roof. The end is near for BLUB, should be demolished for new houses and stuff.
I will update my blog more next days, have lot’s of series to share. Thank’s for your visit!
Day 4 of our Berlin trip. This day we had a very long walk. We visited Treptov park, walked along Spreepark and saw the new fence that has been build since our visit in May, we passed the ”Eierhauschen” and kept walking. We crossed the Spree and walked back to Friedrichshain. It was an interesing walk, we saw an amazing lot of Berlin we didn’s see yet. Not all places we saw are in this post. Just a small collection of what is worth sharing. No Speepark or Eierhauschen. We did get sent away at one abandoned place. We walked past the big factory wich you can see on the other side of the river from Treptov park and walked along the Rummelsburgersee. Finally back in Friedrichshain we ate a very big meal and looked back on a great day.
On Day 3 we had plans to visit another closed swimming pool. Wernerbad.
It was a nice trip getting there taking us to a part of Berlin we haven’t seen yet, Kaulsdorf. The weather was quite nice and the Wernerbad turned out to be great. Crawling through a fence going through some bushes and there we were. Hope you enjoy these photo’s. One real Urbex location to go and some other stuff we’ve seen in upcoming blog posts. Ow we did visit the Hippo, just no picture here of it. Getting to it was quite an adventure though, through the high reed.