A blasting summer evening

The longer days of the year make after-work photography sessions worthwhile. Typically I visit only one location then, for some oldschool sitting and waiting what comes by. I spent a successfull evening in Beveren on the branch line that comes from the port (left river bank), right before it connects to the main line to Gent. Of the three trains I saw here, I like … Continue reading A blasting summer evening

First attempt: succeeded

Every week-evening, Rotterdam Rail Feeding brings a train from the DOW Chemical factory in Terneuzen to the Combinant terminal in Antwerp. Between Terneuzen and Gent the train usually runs early – very a-typical for a freight train. Being an hour early is no luxury, and even then you can’t be sure if it has already passed or not. My first attempt to make a photo … Continue reading First attempt: succeeded

Sometimes the alternative is better than the intended

On the way back from a team-building weekend with the colleagues, I made a stop at Carlsbourg. A venture into the woods ended up in a photo location of which I’m not going to show a photo because it really wasn’t all that good. The view in the opposite direction on the other hand was more “foresty”; I ended up quite liking this one. Continue reading Sometimes the alternative is better than the intended

Looking cold

On my way to the Ruhr area, I stopped in Sint-Martens-Voeren again. There was another photo I wanted to make of the viaduct, and weather conditions where such that it could become an interesting image. This photo is the result. While some people are standing outside, waiting a train, most of the people in the village try to stay warm, judging by the smoke plumes … Continue reading Looking cold

Back to the roots

Besides going to Switzerland with my parents as a kid, we also stayed in the Voeren region during summer vacation. It were fun vacations, and I also have great memories of the trains crawling up the hill towards the German border. Around the viaduct of Sint-Martens-Voeren I actually made my first train photos, only featuring now disappeared locomotive classes.I enjoy going back there. The region … Continue reading Back to the roots