This is the castle of Horst, the one the one that is in my header. We were there about ten days ago between two and three in the afternoon. The sky was pretty gray but the frozen pond gave it a photogenic different look. We decided to walk all around the pond with our cameras and shoot from different angles.
The first two pictures were made with the D40. After that, I put it away. The Big Guy is still very heavy for me. I continued the walk with the SX-1IS.
Here we are in front of the closed gate, now turn around and walk to the right.
Do you see my husband in this picture? That’s where we’re heading for.
But all of a sudden - while I was shooting pictures of the stake I posted yesterday - something started to happen.
It was as if someone was switching the lights on.
It was magical.
The warm sunlight made me look for signs of Spring.
It was just beautiful the way the light kept changing.
The warmth of the sun made the ice thaw. As we walked around the pond saw the castle from different angles. The changing light made it a photographer’s paradise, and I made many more pictures as we walked on. I am going to do a part two tomorrow because this post is already getting very long and I don’t want you to grow bored with me. Please come back for part two of this taste of Belgium tomorrow.
Oh and while you’re here anyway, have a peak at Heavenin365, my new blog with a picture a day taken with the “Big Guy”, the Canon D40.