Film photography: Slowly but surely

One of the pleasures of film photography is getting surprised by the images when I eventually get the rolls of film developed. While most of the photos are not super sharp, I love the grain and imperfections in them which somehow make those moments seem more real.

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I enjoy uncovering everyday stories and talking to strangers. Dense urban cities fascinate me as there are many stories hidden within the concrete buildings and others waiting to be discovered in the streets.

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Onsen in the sky

At 1,280 metres above sea level, Ryounkaku Tokachidake Onsen (十勝岳温泉 凌雲閣
) is the highest onsen, in Hokkaido. Soaking in this hot spring is one of my favorite memories from my recent trip to Japan. The hot spring opened to the public in 1958 and is renowned for its “cloud sea”. Because of its lofty location…

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Rule of Thirds… or not

Apparently I’ve got the “rule of thirds” wrong all this time. When I first got interested in photography some 15 years ago, I borrowed books on photography at the library. I don’t remember much about what I read except that one of the basic principles of good photo composition is the “rule of thirds“. Another guideline was to have…

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Oh, to be warm!

As I write this post, I’m standing by the heater to keep warm and occasionally peeking out of the window. I’m waiting for snow to appear. According to the weather forecast, there’s 100% chance of snowfall from 0100-0200 in Brussels tonight. But all I see and hear are fat raindrops. The latest weekly photo challenge…

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