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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,a grandmothe and 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.

More Weekly Winners at Sarcastic Mom’s.


quilly said...

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

Korie 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.

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.


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.

aspiritofsimplicity 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.

Heidi said...

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


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 Kinaviaq 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!

Unknown 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

Anonymous 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.

Lauren @ mostly i run 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.

Unknown 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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