Anzac Day on Instagram; They came, to Remember

They came, in their thousands, answering the call, as their loved ones had in countless campaigns when their countries needed them. From the heroic charge at Gallipoli, the trenches of Flanders, the beaches of Normandy, to war-torn Afghanistan, their sacrifices honoured. Several generations came together on Currumbin Beach, near Elephant Rock, united in their purpose. They came, though most were …

Postcard from Leuven, Belgium – Lessons in HDR

I’m taking the opportunity to use an image from pretty Leuven in Flanders, Belgium to provide a few handy photography tips; HDR processing in particular. For those unfamiliar with the techinique which in full is known as high dynamic range imaging, it is a process where a number of images with high contrast levels are combined to provide a balanced …

Two sides of Antwerp; Beautiful history in photos

The favoured mode of transport around Antwerp and even Flanders is undoubtedly the pushbike, however the city is equally cool for walking. I enjoyed ambling through various areas of the city on a couple of occasions,  visiting the historical areas along with a few festivals along the way. The River Scheldt divides the city in two, and both sides are …

Picture Postcard Leuven, Belgiums Cafe culture town

After visiting the large cityof Antwerp. arriving in Leuven is a pleasant surprise. It is much more compact and very attractive but still with plenty to do. The buildings which surround the main square include the Stadhuis (town hall) and St Peters Church, two extremely impressive buildings which are worthy of a good look around. However too much architecture and …