NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix
I was in Brussels, Belgium recently and only had 1 day…so a quick stop over. It was my first visit to anywhewre in Belgium. I’ll give you more details on Brussels in future posts. But I must say it is very beautiful place! Who am I kidding…most everywhere in Europe is amazing!
My hotel was a 20 minute wlk to this lovely square. It is called the Grand Place. They say it is the most beautiful square in the world! It was breathtaking! I walked down during the day and took alot of daytime shots, then walked down at nite with my tripod and waited til sunset. It was a Satruday nite…so anytime was ok for me. The sun finally set at 10 PM! So this shot was around 10:30 at nite! Unreal!
Such a festive square! Restuarants fill the corners of the square with outdoor dining. Lots of people are walking around and taking pictures. As I sat down and waited til sunset a small church choir started to sing inthe middle of the square. A crowd gathered and they sang for about a half hour. I was amazed that some songs were English! It brought a smile to my face to see such enjoyment in the world. I do not think I will ever forget this nite. You know that feeling you get when you travel…how it seems so sureal.
I’m sure I will have a few more posts from this square for you. This trip is almost over and I think I took 90% of my shots in HDR! This nice sun setting shot was my usual 5 exposures, tripod, cable release – post processed in Photomatix. As the square was large…I brought out my 12-24 wide angle lens in order to get more in the photo.
It was funny as soon as the sun set…I walked into the square with my tripod and some older lady came next to me with a tripod and she followed me around and copied my shots for about 10 minutes. I’d move to a new location – look up after checking out my shot in the viewfinder and strangely there she was 5-10 feet away. Hope she got some good pics!! I think I did. Photographers are funny people indeed! Have fun!