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Le Cinquantenaire by zardo Le Cinquantenaire by zardo
Photography taken in Belgium / Bruxelles with the canon eos 30D + canon EF-S 10-22 + tripod star 27.

It's an HDR photography with 3 different exposures.

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"Parc du Cinquantenaire (French) or Jubelpark (Dutch) is an urban public park in Brussels, Belgium.

It is located to the east of Brussels' EU district.

The park is dominated by the triple arch in the middle of the park. The Royal Museum of Art and History, the Royal Army and Military History Museum and Autoworld are all located near the arch. They surround the park esplanade, which is sometimes used for diverse purposes, such as military parades and drive-in movies in the summer.

The Brussels Mosque can also be found in Cinquantenaire. Every year, the 20 km of Brussels, a run with 25,000 runners, is started in the park.

Originally it was part of the military exercising ground outside of the center of the city, the so-called "Linthout" plains. For the world exhibition of 1880, the plain was converted to an exhibition center. The original pavillons of the exhibition have now mainly been replaced with the Arch and the large halls on both sides of the arch, leaving only the glass constructed Bordiau halls as a memento of 1880.

The Arch was planned for the world exhibition of 1880 and was meant to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the independence of Belgium. In 1880, only the bases of the columns had been constructed and during the exhibition the rest of the arch was completed with wooden panels. During the following years, the completion of the monument was the topic of a continuous battle between king Leopold II and the Belgian government, who did not want to spend so much money on it. The monument was finally completed by way of private funding in 1905, just in time for the 75th anniversary of the Belgian independence."

Explanation comes from Wikipedia. the link to the story : [link]
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:iconmimiccimim:
MiMiCCiMiM Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I like how you have some of the history of this place at the bottom.
The color of the sky is a really pretty blue.
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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:icongrodpro:
grodpro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Photographer
your work is amazing! One of the best galleries I've come to enjoy!

I would like to see this shot with the perspective corrected. Because this structure is shallow in depth, it looks as though it is falling back.
Try it and look at them side by side. you may see that i am right.
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:iconmagicluz:
Magicluz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
C'est magnifique, vraiment, y a pas d'autre mot, coup de coeur pour le ciel
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
je te remercie :)
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:icondafni:
dafni Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Beautiful!!
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
thanks
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:iconquatroversion:
Quatroversion Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Photographer
Jaja, die foto is g*dverd*omme goed gelukt!!!
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconactionxreaction:
ActionxReaction Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007
Oooooo dark! ;)
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconmessaneo:
Messaneo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful picture O.o .. And I'm just curious on how you could get that area empty from people.. such a beautiful spot must be visited alot.. :)
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
it was the night and i have waited a lot of time
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:icondreamer-mussa:
dreamer-mussa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
amazing colours!
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Professional Photographer
thx
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:iconelectrophiliac:
electrophiliac Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
i admire your style.
its so... almost mystical
like a photo anybody could take, but you make them seem so.. magical - almost fairytale.
its the sort of misty atmosphere maybe?

i love it :)
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconschwartznoir:
SchwartzNoir Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
very amazing...nice shot! :heart:
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconsheiabah:
sheiabah Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, love the colours and the vignetting :clap:
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconmaryad4:
maryad4 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007   Photographer
i :heart: this place
is a wonderful place, i love brussels :D
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
:)
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:iconaimelle:
Aimelle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
j'avais oublié que tu parlais français ! :p
j,aime l'effet de lumière ici. jolie composition
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
merci
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:iconeternal-aphelion:
Eternal-aphelion Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Fantastic...I must ask something, it's been driving me mad ever since I noticed your work,k and I do apologize if the question is one of those better not asked, but...which program are you using for this? I have tried so many and experimented for months on end, all in vain.
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
which softwares did you used ?
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:iconeternal-aphelion:
Eternal-aphelion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Photomatix, Artizen HDR, Photoshop CS3, PaintShop Pro X2 and HDRShop
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
i use photomatix ;)
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:iconeternal-aphelion:
Eternal-aphelion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Oh! Well then, I'll have to experiment with it a bit more. Thanks :)
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:iconpshemeknott:
pshemeknott Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous photo...well done.. I love it ..colors..composition..
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
La composition et la qualité aurait pu être meilleure je trouve...
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
...
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:icongrammoo:
GramMoo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful ! :)
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconlobosabio:
LoboSabio Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Epic...just plain epic.
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconcedautinger:
Cedautinger Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Et dire que je passe souvent devant ^^
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D moi aussi :D
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:icongabyhenri:
gabyhenri Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!!!!

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member of *belgium*architecture*Blacks-and-Whites
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:icongabyhenri:
gabyhenri Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!!!!


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member of *belgium*architecture:devblack-and-whites:
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconsequeena:
Sequeena Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
:wave: Hi there, I've daily featured your work in my journal! [link]
Thanks for your wonderful art!
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
thank you very much ;)
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:iconlittle-kaiyou-kame:
Little-kaiyou-Kame Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, doesn't it feel great to stand before such a memorial piece of architecture~ :heart:
:thumbsup:
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
:) it was very cold, so it was impossible to stand so much time :D
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:iconlittle-kaiyou-kame:
Little-kaiyou-Kame Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah but you did, and the picture came out great!
Take more architecture shots, i love all of them! :heart:
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raduflorea Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
yeap it looks really cool and I can imagine that you really took your time to catch the right moment (no cars , no people , no rain etc - was it during the night or just late evening ?)
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:iconzardo:
zardo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
yes i had to wait :) and it was very cold :D it was in the night :)
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