Haute Fagnes


May 7, 2018

A few days earlier we decided to do a small relaxing road trip to High Fens, an upland plateau region in the east of Belgium. We had to leave at 6pm to get to our location in time for sunset. Due to some small issues we left at 7pm and missed the sunset by inches. We geared up and started hiking to take a couple of test shots of the milky way. After a 20min walk we reached a perfect spot and waited until it was completely dark. The original plan was to shoot the milky way, for that we had to wait another 4 hours so we grabbed a couple of shots and decided to come back the next day. We went back to the car, hung up the hammocks and ate some snacks. 

Photo by Mr Dyne

 Photo by Tone V

Photo by Tone V

 

May 8, 2018

We woke up with the sound of slamming doors, some other early birds who came to watch the sunrise. But after a good night's sleep we went to the waterfall of Bayehon, hung up our hammocks and started some post production work. There's no better place to edit than in a hammock next to a river with a waterfall in the background.

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After our little work session we headed to our sunset location. An hour later we arrived and since this road trip was a more chilled one we hung up our hammocks once again to enjoy the view and to eat dinner (just some bread). We shot sunset and went to our sleeping spot. Once we arrived we went to bed immediately because we had to wake up at 1:30am to shoot the milky way.

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May 8, 2018

Mr Dyne: "Suddenly I woke up and checked my phone. It was 2:25am, my alarm never went of. I woke up Tone V and after 10 minutes we were hiking towards our destination"
Despite the fact that the alarm never went of we had some time to shoot the milky way. We could even see the milky way with the naked eye. Other than that there's not much to tell about the milky way adventure. We went to our destination, shot the milky way and went back to our car. 

 Shot by Mr Dyne

Shot by Mr Dyne

A few hours later Mr Dyne's alarm worked just fine. It was 5:10am and it was time to go. Tone V decided to stay in the car to sleep a little. But Mr Dyne took his backpack and started hiking.

Mr Dyne:
" It was a cold chilly morning and the first light reflected of the atmosphere and lit up the entire landscape. I just love mornings like these. After a short hike I arrived at the wooden path and was rewarded with an amazing view and a rising sun. There's something magical about the first light hitting the landscape. I shot sunrise and went back to the car. We went to a quite spot and slept a bit in our hammocks. The weather forecast promised some rain so we decided to go back home."

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