Countryside "Urban exploration" Hippodrome Groenendaal

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by f6cvalkyrie, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi,

    I've long been fascinated by the abandonned hippodrome (horse racing track) in Groenendaal (nearby Brussels).
    I've always wanted to do some shooting there,
    and today the late afternoon light was just right for the purpose.

    All shots with the G1 and 14-45 or 7-14 Panasonic lenses.

    Most shots are 3, 5 or 7 exposure HDR merges,
    done with Corel PaintShop Pro Photo X2.
    Two shots are single exposure HDR workouts
    done with Oloneo PhotoEngine

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    Looking forward to your comments !

    Rafael

     
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  2. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
    Lisa
    I enjoyed your images.
     
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  3. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Very interesting.
    I think your processing is excellent : everything is visible, sharp without looking overprocessed.
    I love the colourful grafittis and the older ruin.

    Now go explore some more stuff and show us!
     
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  4. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Good morning Raf, thanks for the images. Number 1 is my number 1.
    Next Saturday I'm going to the military in Boekelo. (Home)
    Don't know yet if I will be alowed to take pictures, I will have to clear that.
     
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    These are great - not ott - seems such a waste of a facility.
     
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