After months of writing emails, last weekend it was a pleasure meeting that person in real life....I had a kind of blind date. Together we travelled to the well-known Hallerbos near Brussels. Between Antwerp and Brussels fog came up and with some delay, caused by traffic jam, we arrived at a foggy Hallerbos.
Every year the circumstances at Hallerbos are different; in comparison with former visits this year the beeches had no fresh green leaves. I decided to concentrate on details and macro as I photographed enough tree-trunks with violet bluebells. Two hours after arrival the fog came down and I couldn’t resist photographing the following tree-trunks:
Canon 7D; tripod; remote release; 35-350mm at 110mm, 1/80s at F7.1 and ISO100
Around noon the sun came out and my desire for a nice cup of cappuccino became stronger. We decided to drive to the nice Belgian speaking bistro at the end of the road which I visited in 2011. Unfortunately the nice Belgian speaking bistro was changed into a chilly French speaking pizza restaurant. After only one cup of coffee we returned for our afternoon tour to the Hallerbos. This time I only took my camera with macro lens, beanbag and angle finder and started searching for photogenic flowers like this pink Wood Anemone.
Canon 7D; beanbag; angle finder; remote release; 180mm, 1/200s at F3.5 and ISO100
By the time some rain came down and a tired feeling came up we drove back to the Netherlands. After a tasteful dinner I showed my new friend the field with Cuckoo Flowers and immediately we found some resting Orange-tips. The red sunset was the perfect ending of a tremendous day!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.