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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weekly Winners, Playing with Light

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I’ve always been fascinated by beautiful light. Trying to capture it can be a bit of a challenge, so I have been playing with my camera again this week…


Glowing …






Enchanted forest



Still life with quince


It’s crappy but I like it



September sunshine



This morning was a very foggy morning so I took my camera for a walk. Arriving just in time to capture this gorgeous early morning glow.



Autumn leaves on a misty morning




Keeping me company



Mother Nature’s DOF.



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29 comments:

quilly said...

I liked your faded young man. He looks a bit ghostly. I also especially enjoyed your ghost pictures.

Lilacspecs said...

Beautiful pictures! I can tell you like your photography class and must be learning a lot. I bet Antwerp is interesting right now with Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur.

Tara R. said...

The sunrise shot is gorgeous. I really like the fog snaps too. The next to last one, the b/w, is my favorite.

Betty said...

Loved them all!
But I was amazed that your Sept. sun looks exactly like ours. The weather here in Sept. is usually hazy like that.
Great shots!

Jeanette said...

I like the B&W shot

Wanda said...

Jientje I love the angle of the draping flowers, the shadows on the quince, the boat mirroring itself, and the lone curled leaf! All are great!

moneythoughts said...

Nice pictures. A picture can be out of focus and speak volumes as well as create a mood. Glad to hear you are enjoying your classes.

Mishelle Lane said...

This whole series is as delicious as a quince!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Beautiful series of photos! I love the enchanted forest!

James said...

I was trying the same thing this week only my results were poor, unlike yours. These are really nice. I enjoyed this very much.

hip chick said...

Wow Wow Wow! You have outdone yourself. I kept liking the next one more and more.

Loree said...

Light can make really make a picture pop can't it? I think it is one of the most difficult aspects to capture. At least for me. You've done a very good job.

2Thinks said...

My favorite is "glowing", then the sun glow, then the leaf one.

Nice.

Susanne said...

I think you need to put your pictures together into a lovely coffee table book! I'd buy it in an instant. They are gorgeous. And I do really like your "crappy" one too although the leaves with the blue sky background and the last one are my favorites. You have a real eye for capturing things that the rest of us would just walk by.

Cassandra Rae said...

Love how you've used lighting to rock out your photos!

Melli said...

Ohhh I LOVE how you captured the fog! Just love it! And I see quite a few "curlies" in there that I am coveting! And I absoluuuuutely love that sunrise!

Life with Kaishon said...

Your pictures are so lovely! And so gripping! I am so glad I found you this morning via weekly winners. I have never clicked to this site before. Absolutely stunning images!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful set. I love the Mother Nature’s DOF.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Sunrise is just as pretty as Sunset. Beautiful pictures

Thom said...

These are just beautiful pictures. I love that sunset. And the blurry one is excellent to. See I would have deleted that one not thinking that I could have used it :) The light in all of these is spectacular :) Well done

Amy said...

The black and white boats with the lane along the side - breathtaking. And I love the very first one as well, and the pears. Just wonderful!!

Gabriel said...

Beautiful pictures, Jientje!!! You have a real artistic eye. Every single picture is a treat. Yes, even the 'crappy' one. :-)

My post, here.

merrymishaps said...

Mother Nature’s DOF is really cool. Also love Sept. Sunshine!

spacedlaw said...

Wonderful fog!

Jientje said...

@ quilly : That "ghost" is my teacher in photography class!
@ Korie: Yes, I love that class, can you tell?
@ Tara R.:I had fun with this foggy series.
@ Betty : Who would have known eh?
@ Jeanette : Yes, it came out great in B&W.
@ Wanda: I always enjoy keeping you company on your walks too, Wanda.
@ moneythoughts:Oooh, yes. It's fun.
@ Mishelle Lane: Thanks Mishelle!!
@ ComfyMom~Stacey : Thanks!!
@ James : I don't think your pictures are poor James? Did you realize you are follower nr 100? Welcome!
@ hip chick: I had fun, does it show?
@ Loree: I think it can be very frustrating that what you see does not show in your pictures.
@ 2Thinks: I like glowing, because it shows exactly what I saw.
@ Susanne: Well, who know eh?
@ Cassandra Rae: Light always fascinates me.
@ Melli: Seconds later that sun was gone. I could not take a better picture because it was gone!!
@ Life with Kaishon : Nice meeting you!!!
@ Secret Mom Thoughts : I thought it would look good inh B&W, and I'm glad you like it too!
@ Bill: Well, you are an expert on both of them, thanks for the compliment Bill!
@ Thom : I hesitated a little if I would publish it or not, but the more I looked at it, the more I liked it!!
@ Amy: The B&W seems to be a hit! My favorite one is the last one.
@ Gabriel: Thanks, what a sweet comment Gabriel.
@ merrymishaps: Thanks!

Mar said...

September sunshine is simply gorgeous!! fantastic shots as always.

lisaschaos said...

So much to see! You did wonderful! I love the fog but I am enchanted with the enchanted forest! :)

Jientje said...

@ Mar : We have been spoiled lately. I'm glad I could catch it.
@ lisa : It looks like something from a fairy tale, doesn't it!! You'd expect elfs any minute!!!

The Retired One said...

Loved, LOVED those foggy pictures with the boats...wonderful!!!

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