The title might be a little misleading. I have no idea if this was indeed the last train, probably not. But it was definitely my last hdr shot of the day as my memory card run out right after. This is the same train station in Antwerp, Belgium from the previous post. Here are the 3 shots:
And here’s the result: (As always click the pic to enlarge)
I’ve been on a roll these days, posting every single day. I’m going to try to keep it going as long as I can. For now I’m going to continue with Belgium.
I have a soft spot for train stations. I prefer them to airports or any other transport hubs for many different reasons. For one they tend to be more reflective of city’s character. This is a train station in Antwerp, probably the most beautiful train station I’ve ever been to. Simply stunning architecture. This was one of those moments when I wished I had a wide angle lens to capture as much of it as I could in one shot. On top, my memory card was running out, so I had to limit myself to this 1 shot.
The structure reaching to they sky is the tower of the “Cathedral of Our Lady” in Antwerp, Belgium or if you’re good with languages (dutch in particular) it’s “Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal”. I hope it’s right.
When I happen to lose myself in photographers’ blogs I often enjoy reading about their thought process before they snap their shot. I sometimes wonder if I should do the same with my posts. But then I realize that at times there isn’t a whole lot of thinking going on before I take my shots. Or at least not in the traditional sense. I don’t usually set up my shots or spend much time thinking about my composition or lighting. That’s not necessarily a good thing, especially considering that I do a lot of HDR. I believe there are times when that would be a very smart thing to do. But I do enjoy the simplicity of not overthinking it and the randomness that comes with it, even if it comes at an expense of having a better photo. Sometimes stoping to think about my shot twice does take away some pleasure.
This is in beautiful Antwerp, Belgium and a good example of one of those thoughtless photos when I just snap what pleases my eye at a particular moment, trying to capture the scene as I see it.