Jean De Witte

25 June 2012

Non-holiday pictures are now at my other site

21 November 2011

I have been asked why I pictured the St. Pierre Church in Strasbourg solely in B&W. After all, it is one of the rare churches where the walls still show colorful paintings like in the Middle Ages. The picture below is typical for the interior.

So why did I go for the B&W? Most of all because the colors, beautiful as they are, distract.
In reducing the image to the essentials I feel I can better convey the feeling of the space. The fleeing lines of the pews and corridors come to life, forcing the eye to change and follow directions. This is what I wanted.

Late October 2011

Beach at Blankenberge (Belgium) in Autumn...

Autumn is comming....

24 October 2011

Added some pictures from the interior of the St. Peter the Younger Church in Strasbourg.

24 August 2011

Apart from the pictures for "the Illenau Experiment" I took some shots of the inside of the not yet restored wing. Could be that one or two pictures would be better off in the Experiment.

15 August 2011

I participated in a workshop at the Illenau ( which is a very interesting building complex. It started as a Psychiatric Hospital, then was used by the French Army after WW2 and finally got abandonned in 1998. It is now subject to intensive restauration, and we used the old buildings and interiors as backdrops. Enjoy.

27 June 2011

In order to test the Nokton 1.1/50mm under "dark" conditions I loaded Ilford Delta 400 in the M6 and went to the Fête de la Musique in Strasbourg in the evening. I shot mostly wide open (which is the one of the purposes of this lens). Scanned results under "Fête de la Musique".

14 June 2011

Added some pictures from our trip to Gruissan (South West France)

18 May 2011

Just some pictures from a wedding shoot under "Wedding". All taken with Leica M6, Voigtlaender Nokton 50 mm/F1.1 on Ilford Delta 400.

3 December 2010

I decided to go back to the Zone System on MF, so I bought a Minolta Spotmeter F and tried it out. The results are under "Winter 2010". Pictures taken on Ilford Delta 100 with Bronica ETRSi and 50 mm Zenzanon, developed with Ilford HC and scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 9000ED. Hope you like them.

27 October 2010

We took a boat trip starting in Iceland, going to South Greenland, then to Labrador and Newfoundland before ending in Halifax. I here add B&W pictures from the Inuit Village of Appilattoq, the abbandoned (1964) village of Saqqisikuik (bouth in South Greenland) and Saddle Island (in front of Red Bay, Labrador).

6 September 2010

I finally added the scanned images from our trip to Antarctis, going from Buenos Aires via the Falklands (or Malvinas) over South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula and returning to Ushuaia. The series caused me enough problems.
First the Leica defaulted at high speed, giving me uneven exposed frames. This showed up at 1/1000 and believe me, you end up quickly at 1/1000 and 1/16 when shooting in the snow and full sun.
Then I managed to get dust and deposits on the films during development.
Afterwards, the Coolscan didn't like the Fuji film, and I was left with a batch of very grainy images. It took a lot of Photoshopping to get halfway decent images, and here they are.
I haven't found a way to get decent scans from my 120-films, so you won't see them for the moment.

20 July 2010

Added pictures of the Seashore at Husum and the Railway Bridge at Dömitz

14 July 2010

Added pictures of a slightly ruined building complex and some of the famous Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris

6 March 2010

Added some pictures of our 2009 Antarctis trip.

19 December 2009

Added the digital pictures of our trip to Rajahstan.

24 October 2009

I finally made the transition. Took a long time, but now it has happened.
My interest in Carnivorous Plants has gone down. My collection is limited to maybe 30 plants, all highland nepenthes.
I sold off my TC-lab and I no longer propagate.
My orchid collection is nice, but again I stopped propagation.
I still have two greenhouses and that will stay that way.
I do more and more Photography, re-installed my darkroom and expanded my equipment. This now reflects on the site: you will find pictures.
I keep the travel reports from my carnivorous days on the site, I still think they are of interest. Of course the bikes stay!
What still has to change is the entry-page, this is no longer my Carnivorous Corner, I'll come up with something.

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