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Gent Harbour



A summer night shot of the Old Harbour in Gent, Belgium.

A summer night shot of the Old Harbour in Gent, Belgium.
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18 Comments | Report
jelena_srb
 
jelena_srb February 11, 2014
Lovely .....
Seally Premium
 
Seally March 11, 2014
WOW !
IrogSinta
 
IrogSinta August 25, 2015
Altogether beautiful!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 09, 2015
What a gorgeous shot with a lovely, magical aura. Congratulations on being a finalist in the Light on Water contest.
redwriter Platinum
 
redwriter September 19, 2016
Great image
elued29 PRO
 
elued29 April 16, 2017
amazing composition and quality of shot...
bravo...
regards
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 18, 2017
Lovely !
korinna
 
korinna January 25, 2018
Voted!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo March 24, 2018
Gorgeous, so crisp. Congrats on your Awards!
korinna
 
korinna March 25, 2018
Voted on architecture and reflection
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 25, 2019
Congratulations on your Challenge Win, great shot!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug August 06, 2019
The detail, composition and sharpness of this photo is outstanding. Congratulations on your award winning image and capture.
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal August 06, 2019
Congratulations on your win Steven. Beautiful light and reflection.
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug October 01, 2019
Wow....another congratulations is in order for this beautiful image!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 16, 2020
Again my congratulations!
Joviaal PRO
 
Joviaal June 16, 2020
Hi Steven, Congratulations on another win with this beautiful night city view. This time you did beat me on a nose length. ;-)
Diane_Geddes Platinum
 
Diane_Geddes July 14, 2020
Congratulations on your ‘Water AND Building’ challenge win. It was a difficult decision but your image rose to the top for me. I look forward so seeing more of your images in the future. Diane
UntetheredPhotography Ultimate
 
UntetheredPhotography May 15, 2021
Congratulations on winning my challenge straight out of the camera reflection. Great capture.

Behind The Lens

Location
Old Harbour Gent
Time
Late evening
Lighting
The lighting was what was available.
Equipment
I used a canon DSLR and a short zoom lens on a tripod.
Inspiration
This is an area where many students relax at the end of the day and at the weekend. The atmosphere was so subdued and I have tried to to capture this within the image. The reflections on the water were surreal and added to the whole event, with the water being so still. It was just a very tranquil scene.
Editing
I boosted the colours a little in photoshop and removed some of the students who were close to the camera.
In my camera bag
On this occasion I was walking the streets at night following dinner at a restaurant, so I was travelling as light as possible, especially as I had to carry a tripod. I just had a canon DSLR and a short zoom lens.
Feedback
If you want to call yourself a "photographer", take any opportunity you can and make the effort. To capture scenes like this one, you really have to make the effort to stop and take the time to adjust your equipment to achieve the best possible results. Don't forget to consider different perspectives.

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