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Luc de Schepper posted a topic in OtherAn image I've shot a few weeks ago, from the Mebin concrete mortar factory. I've put some extra effort in extracting the details in post processing. I hope it shows (please click on the image).
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in OtherThe Fläkt building (built in 1973) is a remarkable building featuring three cylindrical cores connected by a triangular core. The lay-out of the floor plan is extremely efficient, short connections from stairs and elevators to offices and between office clusters. The 3-flight stairs are placed such that the tenants would be tempted to use stairs rather then the elevators, a strategy that now has become mainstream as to enhance people’s mobility and hence their health. The interplay of shafts, sanitary units, elevators, stairs and fire resistant doors on electromagnets is absolutely brilliant. The facade is clad in 6 mm thick bent aluminum plates, is effectively acting as a solar radiation shield, in combination with relatively small windows – yet providing for a generous panoramic view – reducing the incoming heat drastically. The energy performance of the Fläkt Building was unheard of in 1973. The Fläkt Building is well on its way to become a modern monument, 6 years to go before it has reached the monumental age of 50, which is the criterium in The Netherlands before a building might be declared a modern monument. The painful side of the story is that the Fläkt Building is no longer in use since years because its location in a rather desolate industrial area is no longer a desired one, meaning that the building is in real danger of being demolished. Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in PhotojournalismDuring these COVID times photographic opportunities are limited for almost all of us. I've noticed that because of this I need to look out more intense for subjects and even my choice of subjects is changing. So I tend to notice and shoot also less obvious scenes. Such as this image, I was attracted to the irony of the text vs the surrounding and the symmetry in view. Anyway, enough ramblings. Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S
A random series of images shot today in my hometown Amersfoort in The Netherlands. All images Fujifilm X100 (first version), all but #4 plus WCL-X100 28mm converter. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Het Groene Huis (The Green House)
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in Best Of FotozonesA series of images of Het Groene Huis (The Green House). This place is a Centre for Nature and Environment Education in my hometown Amersfoort. It is built environmentally and energy friendly. The outside is cladded with paneling from locally produced birch wood which should last about 50 years. The exterior of the building is designed to let it blend with the surroundings. I imagine this works better in summer than in the winter conditions when I shot these images. I would have preferred snow on the ground and on the building but that was not to be although it was very cold. 1. 2. 3.
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in PlacesFrom Wikipedia: The Koppelpoort is a medieval gate in the Dutch city of Amersfoort, province of Utrecht. Completed around 1425, it combines land and water-gates, and is part of the second city wall of Amersfoort, which was constructed between 1380 and 1450. The gate was built between 1380 and 1425 as part of the second city wall. The whole wall was completed around 1450. The gate was attacked in 1427 during the siege of the city. This attack was repelled. The gate was opened and closed every day by the appointed raddraaiers, "wheel-turners". A minimum of twelve wheel-turners were collected morning and evening by several guards. It was an extremely dangerous task; if they did not begin walking simultaneously, then one could fall, dragging the rest along with often fatal results. Before the gate could come down, it had to be raised, to pull out the iron pins that held it in place. Only then could it come down. While the gate was going down, walking in the wheel grew ever easier and faster, and many people stumbled and broke their limbs. The koppelpoort was also never breached. The Koppelpoort was given its current appearance during the restoration by Pierre Cuypers in 1885 and 1886. Among other things, Cuypers removed a step between the two gates and replaced it with a slope. From 1969 to 1993 a puppet theater was situated in the gate. The latest restoration was completed in 1996. It was carried out very cautiously, and with respect for the old building materials. For this the town of Amersfoort received the Europa Nostra Award. Fujifilm X100
Evening Light, Amersfoort/Holland
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in PlacesI feel like I'm getting to grips with the Z6 (and adjusting Nikon's weird blue hue to my personal preference).
Wall Art Wagenwerkplaats
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in PlacesThis wall art by 13HOOG was commissioned by NS/Dutch Railway and the city of Amersfoort (Holland). It's located at the site where the NS/Dutch Railway used to have their maintenance and repair facilities.Fujifilm X100
A series of images I shot in my hometown Amersfoort with a Fuji X100 plus WCL-X100 28mm wide-angle converter. All images shot in Astia Jpeg / Auto Dynamic Range (works amazing), postprocessing in Lightroom. 1. Sint Rochuskapel (built 16th century) 2. Spring cleaning 3. Museum Flehite 4. Nieuweweg/Havik 5. 6. Westsingel 7. Sint Pieters en Bloklandsgasthuis (built 1907-1908) 8. Oliemolenquarter 9. Oliemolenquarter 10. Selfie 11. Oliemolenquarter 12. 13. Zandfoort aan de Eem 14. Eemhuis
View from Above
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in PlacesThe three mages in this topic were shot during a recent balloon ride. Please click 3x on the image to enlarge and view the details on image 1 and 2. View on my hometown Amersfoort which is located in the centre of Holland. In fact, the isolated church tower (98,33m) in the middle/right is the official geographical centre of Holland. The church which was attached to the town was destroyed by a gun powder explosion in 1787. The medieval layout of the old city centre is clearly visible. I live in one of the red roofed houses in the top/middle of the image. Amersfoort is at the border of the so-called Randstad, the highly populated area in the West of Holland consisting of the cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Once you cross the A28 highway visible in the middle of the image below you enter beautiful rural areas which are great for my bicycle trips. The balloons are landed on grasslands such as these. The farmers are mostly ok with this, as long as nothing is damaged. The cows and dogs are slightly disturbed by the balloons, especially from the sound of the heaters.
Luc de Schepper posted a topic in PlacesFirst image shot with Panasonic 8-18mm f2.8-4 lens.