Welcome to SCIP.be, the website of software developer and passionate traveller and amateur photographer Stefan Cruysberghs. The pages on this website show my most beautiful (travel) photos. You can also browse through a lot of my own articles about software development (.NET, C#, Delphi, HTML, ...) and in addition you can download several older components and freeware applications.
The tabs at the top of the page can be used to navigate between the different categories. At the left all subitems are shown. Below you will find the most recent additions:
Normandy coast and Nieuwpoort
Photos of a photography weekend on the coast of Normandy with its impressive cliffs and picturesque lighthouses. Our trip ended with a great sunset and a blue hour in Nieuwpoort on the Flamish coast.
Photos of my journey through India in Mrch 2013. The first week we visited the impressive and magnificent palaces, forts and temples of Jaipur, Agra, Gwalior, Orchha and Khajuraho. Everywhere we saw colorful and friendly people. We also did safaris in four national parks (Keoladeo, Panna, Banhavgarh and Tadoba) where we spotted many wild boars, deers, monkeys, jackals and birds. We did mainly go on safari to look for the endangered Bengal tigers. We spotted this magnificent animal 7 times and we even witnessed an attack of a tigress on some sambar deers.
Photos of my journey to Ethiopia. We started our trip at Lake Tana and the impressive waterfalls of the Blue Nile. In the Simien Mountains we hiked for 5 days and saw beautiful landscapes and fascinating wildlife. In Lalibela we explored the famous rock churches from the 13th century. Then we travelled further to the south and the national parks of Abiata and Nechisar. We also went to the unique Omo valley; this region is the home stay of the 20 ethnical tribes who still have authentic body art, traditions and rituals. We visited 8 tribes and we were quite impressed by their way of live.
Sahara and southern Tunisia
Photos of my 5-days hike in the Grand Erg Oriental, a part of the Sahara desert, in southern Tunisia. Together with two Bedouin and six camels we hiked in the desert to enjoy the unequalled landscapes, the peace and quiet, the rolling sand dunes and typical desert fauna. After the hike we explored the impressive old Berber villages Chenini and Douiret and the amazing ksour of Hallouf, Hedada and Ouled Soltane for two more days.
New version TscExcelExport
The TscExcelExport component is an advanced, powerful but easy to use VCL component which enables you to export all records of a dataset from Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero Delphi to Microsoft Excel. Version 4.21 offers support for Embarcadero Delphi XE3 (32 and 64 bit) and Office 2013. The component is free for non-commercial use and all sources are included.
This past summer I have been photographing insects with my new macro lens and extension rings. This resulted in some nice pictures which reveal a lot of interesting details of these insects.
From mid-August the heather blooms in our nature reserves in the Kempen (region in Flanders). I went to the Maasmechelse Heide in The Hoge Kempen National Park and two days I woke up early to photograph the sunrise and the rich colour of the purple flowering heathland in my hometown Lommel.
On the last day of July our photo club ISO400 had a great photo-shoot in the nature reserve the Sahara in Lommel. 4 people of a local horse stable came with their beautiful horses to run through the water and in the white sand which resulted in some great action photos.
Devon & Cornwall
My best photos of a 9 days photo trip to Devon and Cornwall in the southwest of England together with 2 friends of my photo club. It is an interesting region with rolling landscapes, winding roads with flowering hedges, fantastic rock formations, impressive rock coasts and cliffs, beautiful lighthouses, old churches, picturesque villages, prehistoric monuments, ...
Young wild animals
This spring I spent a lot of time in nature and I had some unique opportunities to photograph some young animals and birds. These are my best photos of a wild boar piglet, young tawny owls, a juvenile woodpecker and a cute red fox cub. All photos except the ones of the wild boars are made in their natural habitat in my home region.
Night photography in Duisburg
A couple of photos of evening photography in Duisburg. The ‘Tiger & Turtle’ sculpture is a walkable roller coaster. And in a small parc the Mercator globus can be found.
Flowering tulip fields in Zeeland
In spring a lot of tulip fields are flowering in Zeeland (The Netherlands). I went there and on an early morning I started photographing these magnificent display of colours.
Snow and ice
Photos of snow and ice in my hometown Lommel and surrounding areas during the coldest week of this winter.
Flamish and Zeelandic coast
A day of photographing at the Flamish and Zeelandic coast in Breskens, Cadzand, Knokke and Blankenberge.
A weekend of photographing birds
Photos of a weekend of photographing birds from a hide in Viroinval in the Belgian Ardennes.
Photos of my trip through the states of British Columbia and Alberta in western Canada. In the beautiful Rocky Mountains we did several hikes. Regulary we spotted deer, black bears, squirrels, ... At the west coast we took the ferry through the fjords and remote islands of the Inside Passage. On Vancouver Island we explored the rugged beaches and impressive rainforests and took multiple sea trips to observe orcas, whales, sea lions and bald eagles. The highlights were the encounters with grizzly bears during the annual salmon run.
WCF RIA Services code generation
SP1 of Visual Studio 2010 and the new WCF RIA Services Toolkit makes it possible for you to implement you own code generation classes that can manipulate the client code generation of WCF RIA Services. In this article I will describe how the code generation works and I will demonstrate some scenarios and ideas were customizing the generated code is a nice technique to extend your own framework.
Photos of some European tree frogs (Hyla arborea) in a nature reserve. The frogs are range from 3 to 4 cm in length.