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Antwerpen Centraal

By Jasper87  
Morning folks, back safe and sound from the Low Countries. Managed a few flower shots at the Floriade but my favourite place was the train station at Antwerp. Very grand and reminiscent of New York's Grand Central with a sweeping staircase and balustrades. The platforms are unusual in that they are on 3 levels on top of each other (plus another level for the ticket office). Fortunately we were staying very close to it and I was able to return at varying times.

v1 - looking down to the bottom track level from the atrium.

v2 - standing on the next level down, later that night

v3 - virtually the same pov but further away from the edge.

All taken at Iso2000, handheld without flash. v3 is a bit soft on focus but I liked the set up so left it in.

..... And we had good weather there!!!!

Looking forward to catching up,


Tags: Architecture Belgium Low light Railway station Antwerp

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CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
4 Jul 2012 7:05AM
Excellent captures, Dave, I can quite see why you liked returning there Smile Carol

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fentiger 16 916 23 England
4 Jul 2012 7:09AM
No apparent noise from the ISO of 2000. A fine set of record shots.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 7:15AM
wonderful set dave belting detail super colours and light v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
franken Plus
15 4.3k 4 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 7:24AM
Excellent and interesting set here.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 7:39AM
Great set, V1 for me todaySmile
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 7:52AM
Happy memories of a wonderful holiday there when we artived and left by train. Great shot.
Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
4 Jul 2012 7:55AM
First class set Lad.

Cor 8 Belgium
4 Jul 2012 8:00AM
V1_V3_V2 *****Wink
moiral 7 12 Scotland
4 Jul 2012 8:07AM
High ISO and no noise Dave. 3 excellent shots and V1 my fave. Moira
Welcome back. I like the trio with my choice being V1.
It has great architectural perspective. I guess its yours.
Well done. WesternRed.
4 Jul 2012 8:13AM
Dave, sitting by pool at villa in Murcia catching up, v1 for me.......very nice lighting and great pov...
what did you do with all the people, that must have cost you a few quid in

V1 for me. stunning depth of field and light.

Brilliant shot, nice one.


barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 8:47AM
trust you to go to the Floriade ... and come back with picture of stations....Wink
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 8:50AM
Fantastic set of images, for me it has to be V1, by the looks of it their are many many photo opportunity's there Smile

charlotte 13 34 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 8:55AM
Nice collection Dave but I really love V2.

helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 9:01AM
Can't decide between v1 and v2, so am on the fence, which probably isn't a safe place on the third storey, so I will opt for ground floor Wink
Glad you had a good holiday Smile
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 9:02AM
what a wonderful place this is, thank you for sharing them all fine captures

Marvelous set of images Dave. I love V1 more because of the perspective and tones. Deep
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 9:52AM
Nice to see you back. A great set. Love the lines in V1 Grin
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 10:35AM
Where are all the flowers? Was the market cancelled?! WinkTongue
V1 is very effective for it's symmetry and strong lead in lines and makes a great architectural image.
V3 is engaging due to it's human interest and wondering what they are looking at, might have worked even better from a higher viewpoint (probably not practical) to try to establish the relationship with what they are observing.
Welcome back! Grin

4 Jul 2012 10:45AM
V1 works for me good capture

HELANA 7 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 11:47AM
Very interested shot Dave, you manage to get not only the botton floor,and the medium but the top as well.Lovely image. Well come back.
I like all the shot.
phil99 10 45 6 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 11:58AM
V 1 is a great. Architectural image.Very nice work....Phil
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 12:20PM
V2 for me Dave.
It looks a great architecturaal feat.
Amazing DOF in V1.
What did you do with the people?
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
4 Jul 2012 12:37PM
Love them all Dave, for hand held they are superb, if I had tried this there would have been so much camera shake everyone would think they were abstracts, been here a few times, my favorite place is the Cathedral, and also the river at twilight, excellent set my friend.


nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
4 Jul 2012 2:02PM
A great set, all are well captured, but my favourite is V1.
posty57 9 6 2 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 2:04PM
Superb set Dave, bur handheld at ISO 2000...? WOW

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
4 Jul 2012 2:53PM
A great set, Dave, and looks a splendid building Wink
Trev Smile
danbrann 13 636 17
4 Jul 2012 3:12PM
A wonderful insight into this architectural gem.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
4 Jul 2012 4:57PM
I wouldn't say architectural gem, sorry. The shot is wonderful and I'm not questioning that, but we all see different things.....To me, it look akin to an old Victorian prison, with cells placed either side, especially in V2.....Just hope I'm not the only one that see's it that way! Perhaps it's just bad memories Wink Good images all the same though Grin

mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
4 Jul 2012 5:06PM
A good set Dave.
Like V3.
My wife has got dish towels the same patterns as these shirts !!
(Not that I EVER use them myself you understand !!)
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 6:30PM
Great set Dave. Love V1
xwang 8 56 8
4 Jul 2012 6:35PM
Superb shots, Dave. I love V1 and V2...not much to say, simply excellent. V3....GrinGrinGrin especially the two who were sitting there..
Richsr 10 91 223 England
4 Jul 2012 6:39PM
Good set of images Dave, like the view points too.
Regards Richard
Great photographic opportunity.. Super perspective in V1 .. Great lines & sharp composition..
Excellent first set.. Look forward to the bloomsWinkGrin
rayme330 5 17 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 8:23PM
Good set, but V2 for me as it looks so dramatic, with great perspective and exposure.

paskinmj 8 11 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 8:45PM
Amazing captures. V1 is my favourite.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 9:08PM
Very nice set Dave. V2 catches my eye the most. I prefer the cooler colour tones and the comp. Looking forward to seeing more from this trip.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
4 Jul 2012 9:34PM
'Great Set Of Images' ~ LEx Wink
jasonrwl Plus
7 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2012 10:23PM
Terrific set Dave - v2 for me
milky 14 Wales
4 Jul 2012 10:51PM
Beautiful set of image nice-----Gary(milky)
ElmsArt 11 82 1 Scotland
5 Jul 2012 12:24AM
Great set. I prefer V.2. Now looking forward to some flowers from the Floriade Grin

5 Jul 2012 1:00AM
Brilliant set of images Dave
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 1:16AM
Super set!
Have a well deserved award for V2 (super favorite!)
Love the linear shapes, the light coming in through the crystal windows and the entire composition. Well done. IB
5 Jul 2012 2:23AM
The long list of comments speaks a lot. Wonderful way of looking at subject .
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
5 Jul 2012 3:46PM
Glad to hear about the good weather, Dave Smile

These are such beautiful architectural shots and VERY impressive that they're handheld...hats off to you.

Looks like those guys in V3 are admiring the station too!

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
5 Jul 2012 4:28PM
All nicely captured - especially love v2.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
5 Jul 2012 5:08PM
Three great shots. V2 is my favorite also.
One word stunning
5 Jul 2012 9:47PM
Superb set Dave,I think V2 has the edge..Lin
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
6 Jul 2012 12:02AM
Nice to see a train station so clean,V1 for me .
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 7:52AM
All 3 shots have amazing perspective. Great composition Dave. Paul
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
6 Jul 2012 9:37AM
Fantastic and great captures indeed,V1 is my favorite,
evelen 12 5 England
6 Jul 2012 6:43PM
excellent set of captures.
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2012 7:20AM
Got to this a little late Dave, great set but V2 wins it hands down for me. Nicely done.
8 Jul 2012 7:48AM
Fine architectural images with amazing perspective. Hard to choose a favourite here. A
Tibetan 5 3 England
25 Jul 2012 11:03AM
Quite an amazing construction like them all, like the curve in the track in No.1 think it adds to the photo having straight lines, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Aug 2012 6:33PM
Very beautiful architecture!Smile And it is very well captured by you!Smile
P.S. The snake at my picture is called Natrix
Regards Valery
7 Aug 2012 10:49PM

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