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Rozenhoedkaai Bruges



Bruges is magical. That's the only way I know how to describe it. After a night of taking photos I settled ion to do some processing to see how they turned...
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Bruges is magical. That's the only way I know how to describe it. After a night of taking photos I settled ion to do some processing to see how they turned out and every photo was awesome. Well at least I think they are awesome. This scene is one of those places that has been photographed probably millions of times but this shot I got while huddled under a cheap umbrella during a down pour of rain turned out better than I could have ever expected. Like I said this place is magic!
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Tiamobellaphotography
 
Tiamobellaphotography September 25, 2015
Well done on this photo absolutely master piece looks magical with the lighting
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Jason_Hayes October 16, 2015
Thanks!
LindaBain
 
LindaBain October 16, 2015
stunning! It is magical, bravo
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Jason_Hayes October 16, 2015
Thank you!
verity PRO+
 
verity October 17, 2015
Breathtaking
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Jason_Hayes October 19, 2015
Thank you!
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sharlenescarboroughdodds October 18, 2015
Total Brilliance !
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Jason_Hayes October 19, 2015
Thank you very much!
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pozofolio October 25, 2015
Echt schune (y) :-)
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 29, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Covers Photo Contest Vol 24!
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Jason_Hayes November 02, 2015
Thank you Nandicmb!
robertstienstra
 
robertstienstra November 02, 2015
this is just AMAZING
SorenMoorePhotography
 
SorenMoorePhotography November 04, 2015
Wonderful lighting, epic shot.
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CMEYN November 04, 2015
Wonderful capture! So beautiful light, colors and water reflection...
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AZPhotos November 05, 2015
Amazing photographic skillls!! Congrats!!!
jeffglover
 
jeffglover December 19, 2015
10/10
nataliagomez
 
nataliagomez January 14, 2016
Magical!!
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Jason_Hayes January 18, 2016
Thanks nataliagomez!
normg123 PRO+
 
normg123 May 09, 2016
you have constructed a mystical place with light. Wonderful.
FredericMONIN PRO
 
FredericMONIN August 23, 2016
Magnifique capture !!!
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Jason_Hayes August 23, 2016
Merci beaucoup FredericMONIN!
Ecampbell7
 
Ecampbell7 June 03, 2017
Beautiful
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Jason_Hayes June 06, 2017
thank you very much Ecampbell7!
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leitins June 16, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
eric_van_der_steen PRO+
 
eric_van_der_steen January 31, 2018
Nice job!
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Jason_Hayes February 02, 2018
Thanks Eric!
marski2018
 
marski2018 March 29, 2018
Fantastic colours fantastic capture..
sylviarotterkruse
 
sylviarotterkruse June 18, 2018
what a firework of colors* beautiful
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Jason_Hayes June 19, 2018
Thanks!
lizamato64 PRO+
 
lizamato64 September 04, 2018
Gorgeous!
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Jason_Hayes September 04, 2018
Thank you very much!
Sheenaleeb PRO+
 
Sheenaleeb December 11, 2018
Beautiful shot!!
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Jason_Hayes December 11, 2018
Thank you so much!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Bruges Belgium. It really is a beautiful city with photo opportunities around every corner, day or night.
Time
This photo was taken during the night in order to get the light reflecting on the water. As a bonus the town square was light up for a football game and aligned perfectly with the Belfort tower.
Lighting
The lighting for this image was the key to getting the reflections in the canal. I used multiple exposures and HDR to get the most out of the scene as there was a mix of very dark areas and very bright areas.
Equipment
For this image I used a Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 11-16mm Lens. The wide angle allowed me to take in the whole scene as space was limited. Another key piece of equipment was an umbrella. It was absolutely pouring down rain when I took this long exposure shot.
Inspiration
I had seen pictures from Bruges before and literally just walked around town for two days snapping everything that looked interesting. This location in particular is very popular and I wanted to see if I could get something a bit different than everyone else’s.
Editing
The post processing for this image was pretty minimal as the scene is beautiful straight out of the camera. The key here was getting a long exposure to make the water look silky smooth and bring out the reflections. I took multiple exposures and just dropped them into Photomatix to create a single HDR image. Next I used Photoshop to combine the HDR with the original RAW files and mellow out the HDR effect. I also used the multiple exposures to help Mask out a pesky goose that was making laps around the canal as I was shooting.
In my camera bag
My bag has stayed the same for years. A Nikon D7000, and Nikon 18-300mm lens and my trusty Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 for low light and wide angle stuff. I carry a Really Right Stuff ball head and a Manfroto tripod just small enough to fit in my suitcase but big enough to keep rock solid.
Feedback
For this shot really the key is stable long exposure shots. I use the built in self timer to avoid camera shake. This image would look just fine without the HDR but it’s up to personal tastes. Happy shooting!

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