When I said that I always take my Leica M Monochrome when I am away for the weekend I was probably lying. This particular time I also grabbed my Leica Q. Another one of my little babies. It’s light, it has autofocus, I take it when I am really lazy, but then mostly when I am lazy I just leave my camera at home (to later regret it, of course).
This image was taken off the Jardin Rooftop bar in the Ste Catherine district in Brussels. I had been there the day before (with my monochrome camera) and just knew I wanted a coloured version too.
I didn’t particularly go up to the bar to get that photo ; we just went for a drink. The sun was already low and everything was a bit too golden coloured to my liking, and there were few clouds. I processed it in cold colours to give it a particular feel.
I do not like post card-like beauty. I don’t like blue skies. I like storms and dark clouds. I like to get beauty out of a situation that most people don’t like and don’t appreciate.
I went back to that particular spot a few days later, when there was an actually storm, but then the roof top bar was closed…
The skyline in this other location wasn’t so great so I ended up making this panorama to get some more information into it. This photo is taken with my Nikon, with tripod.
Let me know what you think