This is an old photograph. I shot it back in 2001 with an old digital camera so it is small, even at full-size it’s only 640×480 pixels. I held off using it as a photo of the week for ages because of that. However, I’ve decided that size isn’t everything, so here it is!

This shot is a silhouette of the ruins of a once beautiful castle in my native town of Duffel in Belgium. It was shot against a lovely winter sunset. The castle itself dates back to the 12th century and was home to the first recorded lords of Duffel. It now sits in a small pond a few hundred meters away from the river Nete but when it was first built it sat on an island in the river. Obviously it’s not the castle that’s moved since but the course of the river! Like so many things in Belgium it was unfortunately destroyed during WWII. If you’re interested in learning more about the history of the castle check out this page.

Kasteel Ter Elst
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For those of you interested in such things here are some of the technical details of the original shot:

  • Camera: FujiFilm MX-2700 (point-and-shoot)
  • Exposure: 1/400 sec
  • Focal Length: 7.6mm
  • Focal Ratio: F8
  • ISO: 120
  • Camera Mode: Auto
  • Exposure Compensation: -0.9

[tags]sunset, Belgium, Castle, ruin, Duffel, Belgie, Kasteel, Photography[/tags]