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P3T3S Senior Member • Posts: 1,844
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):

It’s a lovely scene, and interesting to see how it is affected by three different choices of composition. So which is my favourite? Well, it is not the third, as, having seen the other two, I miss the sense of location, and the beauty of the chateau nestling behind the water and the trees. Then I flip-flop between the other two in indecision. I like the wider scene in the first, but find the diagonal branch in the top left corner a distraction. Possibly crop the left off the first, until you are left with a square format? Not for the square format, but because the branch is no longer such a distraction, but there is still a bit more spacethan in the second.

In any case, they are enjoyable photos.


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