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Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 8,148
Re: Veltwijck

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Another few images that explore variations of the same view.

Again from a brisk wintery walk, this time almost in our own backyard.

This is Castle Veltwijck in Ekeren near Antwerp. It sits in a small park at the edge of a hidden nature reserve called "Oude Landen".

This small sanctuary sits squeezed between the harbour and large roads. Apart from the constant drone of traffic and high buildings sometimes visible through the trees, one could imagine being in an untouched or reclaimed corner of the world, with wet marshy grasslands and muddy forest (with the occasional destroyed building).

The fact that Scottish bovines roam freely (and friendly) through the reserve, helps create a wonderful atmosphere.

But that is in the nature reserve.

This is in the adjacent park (Iphone images once again):

For mine, the first shot is easily the most satisfying. The sweep of the river banks and a similar curve from the tree on the left all work to frame the building and its reflection while establishing them in the settiing.

In two and even more so in three, the building/reflection dominates. Nice old building that it is, the interest is coming mainly from the reflection whereas one has this plus.

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