Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pic(k) of the week 48: Peaceful Belgium

After the deadly attacks in Paris last week, my home country Belgium has been in the international news a lot this week; all for the wrong reasons. Since last week, it has unfortunately become clear that some of the terrorists were of the "Belgian" nationality and/or were living in Belgium. 

Today the terror threat level is still set at 4, the highest on a 1 to 4 scale, which basically means that all schools and most of the public transport remain closed. Daily life has almost come to a full stop because of what the government call, "a  possible imminent terrorist attack". All of this while police and military are on a manhunt for some of the bad guys... The most "wanted" one, Salah Abdeslam, was directly involved in the November 13th attacks im Paris.

Contrary to all the sobering news, the image below of a man enjoying a misty autumn walk, was shot earlier this month in a forest in the West part of Belgium. To me it shows how "peaceful" my home country normally is. May life revert back to normal as soon as possible!

























Image details:
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 18-135 LM OIS WR lens
ISO 800, 66mm, 1/15s, f10
RAW file development on Lightroom CC (6.3)

Nik ColorEfex with foliage and pro contrast filter

Remember: "Don't let the behaviour of others, destroy your inner peace" - Dalai Lama

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