April 17, 2012

The coast



There is something special about the Belgian coast, the North sea - the air, the waves, the wind, the skies....  I love nothing more than taking zillions of photographs there. I know that photographers, locals and even tourists complain about nature not being what it was, the built up areas along the dikes, the commercialization due to tourism, the masses of people .... 
This is no doubt true but I still love the ambience, and when I am there on a cold and windy day I can even have the place more or less to myself!
I would be happy to do nothing else than photograph the water and the ever changing skies but wonder whether viewers would find it of sustaining interest.
Nonetheless, I am planning on making the Belgian coast a regularly recurring theme and hope you will bear with me!

20 comments:

  1. I miss the ocean! I grew up 15 minutes from the Pacific and love love love the smell of the salt water, the feel of the sand between my toes . . .makes me very homesick! Love the pics, Anni! Thanks for bringing me back!

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  2. I do love living near the water and love your captures for the day! Show your coastal shots as often as your like, Anni! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful photos! What are those little buildings? Are they little places to stay or to be used for changing? I especially love the first image!

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  4. I love the beach, so please, keep these photos coming. I wouldn't mind at all!

    xx

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  5. Il ne fait pas un peu froid en ce moment pour être au bord de la mer !

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  6. Haaaaaaaaa que j'adore notre côte belge!!! tes photos sont superbes!! bravo à toi!!! bisoussssssss

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  7. Ik ben het met je eens, de Noordzee kust geeft zo'n weidse blik. Mooie foto's.

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  8. Belgian coast is indeed so interesting. There is a big diversity, you find nature, concrete, old, new, people, animals, landscapes, culture... so much to discover!

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  9. I will bear with you! I love the Belgian coast and I look already forward to your pictures!!!

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  10. Nothing would please me more than many trips to the sea with you! Love the striped windsocks today and that lovely bench where we'll sit and chat! :)
    V

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  11. Da's elke keer weer 'mee'genieten, Anni !
    Lie(f)s.

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  12. La belgique est un pays surréaliste et ses photographes ne le sont pas moins !

    Génial !

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  13. Your sea is looking a lot calmer than the sea I've just posted tonight.
    Love the stripes - very chic.

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  14. You're right, Anni! Maybe I received a brainwave from you and my picture turned out similar. But an ocean wave is just as good.

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  15. I agree with V... Love those windsocks! I have lived most of my life near the coast (Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic) and I am thrilled that you will bring us to your coast regularly, mon amie!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. Prachtige foto's!
    Ben gek op strand/zeefoto's. Laat maar komen!

    Groet, mennoG

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