It took me 3 times to get this photo right. 3 days in a row, and on the first day of 2016, after sleeping off new year’s eve and before heading to more booze at family visits, everything fell into place. Probably not because of my night before, but rather thanks to trains being perfectly on schedule: around the same time as the benelux train … Continue reading Crawling up the hill
This is a rare image: little traffic on Antwerp’s beltway, on a weekend. It was the second to last day of the year, that may explain… Since an agreement was reached about the Oosterweel project, this photo may not be possible anymore in a couple of years. Part of the project includes covering of this road and I’m curious what this site will look like … Continue reading Empty beltway
This train used to be my daily commute to work. Until it was replaced by Fyra trainsets and then rerouted over Brussels Airport. Since then, regular IC trains were the fastest option. That gave me the opportunity, though, to capture it on photo while waiting for my train. If I arrived at the station early, that is, which didn’t happen all that often. I was … Continue reading Missed the train!
Nighttime is usually not the moment to shoot moving objects. Darkness makes the use of long exposure a necessity. Unless you use flashes. Today I found an interesting article about the technique of flash shooting moving trains. It gives a lot of useful information: kimandrenaud.com. I have also been experimenting with this technique, inspired by Gary Knapp‘s photos. In january 2015, the port of Antwerp was the … Continue reading Night shooting
In 2015, the new bicycle parking at Antwerp’s Berchem station opened to the public. Apart from providing a short run to the tracks during the morning commute (less sweat – woohoow), it also allows a new viewpoint on the tracks coming from Antwerp’s Central station. You can see the trains creep out of the tunnel from the lower levels of the Central station. I had a … Continue reading How hard can it be?
A nightly photoshoot in the port of Antwerp brought us to the Lillo section of the port. B-Logistics was pushing a train in place at Euroports, while this Europorte locomotive was waiting for its next service. It has arrived here a few hours ago with a sugar train from France. Shutterspeed was not too long, considering the massive amount of available artificial light. Continue reading Europorte @ Euroports
Antwerp’s main trainstation is a beautiful monument. During the darker months after rush hour is a great moment to visit and enjoy the atmosphere. The darkness outside and the artificial lighting inside work greatly together to emphasize the magnificent roof structure. Wandering around on the relatively empty platforms and station halls is a good way to relax and experience the vastness of the immense building. December 13th 2015 … Continue reading Small trains under a massive structure