Bruges at night

Julien

Top Veteran
Jan 6, 2012
Paris, France
Julien
I was in Bruges a few days ago, and managed to take a few snaps of the town at night. I found it to be a difficult place to photograph, as really nothing is straight there, and sometimes there's not enough space to frame a shot properly. I rarely find ultrawides useful but in this case I would have been happy with a 14mm or so.

Some could have turned out better, but anyway here they are:


DSC08266 by julienmartlet, on Flickr


DSC08262 by julienmartlet, on Flickr


DSC08253 by julienmartlet, on Flickr


DSC08229 by julienmartlet, on Flickr


DSC08235 by julienmartlet, on Flickr


DSC08215 by julienmartlet, on Flickr


DSC08205 by julienmartlet, on Flickr
 

Pim

Regular
Apr 21, 2012
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Pim
Very nice Julien...! One of my favorite places for pictures, unfortunately the few times I was there I did not really bring a decent camera, but your photos remind me it is time to go back soon...:). Thanks for posting!
 

Boid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Bangalore, India
Rajiv
Great set Julien. I remember running through Bruges in the day, was only there for a few hours while on a driving trip through Belgium. Your pictures make me wish I'd stayed the night.
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
BB
Excuse me?
"Some could have turned out better"
I'd be thrilled with these - especially, for my tastes, numbers 2 through 5! Wow!

Of course I immediately wanted to know - was this with the X100 and felt the need to find out the EXIF stuff. It doesn't matter what camera you used because the images are stunning. For me your third is magical!
 

Julien

Top Veteran
Jan 6, 2012
Paris, France
Julien
Thanks for the feedback everyone :) Much appreciated.

Of course I immediately wanted to know - was this with the X100 and felt the need to find out the EXIF stuff. It doesn't matter what camera you used because the images are stunning. For me your third is magical!
Thanks so much! I was with The Girlfriend for this short trip. She recently bought a used NEX-3 on my advice (you can find them dirt cheap here these days, about €200-250 with the kit lens in mint condition). I played a bit with it and found that I could adapt old manual lenses on it and make it a good companion to the X100 (I find the peaking feature incredible). So I bought my own NEX-3 and generally use it with a fast 50mm to pair with the X100 standard-wide.

Anyway this trip was more about being together than a photo trip, so I only brought the NEX-3 with 18-55 and a very small and light tripod called Gorillapod GP-2 that I bought a couple of days before. It was a bit awkward to use, I hadn't had the chance to try it, and it's not quite as stable as a proper tripod, but it's useful nonetheless. I see it as a super optical stabilizer: most of these shots were taken at shutter speeds around 1 second, and it did the job (you don't wan't to use it for much longer exposures though, vibrations would ruin the shot).

All in all I'm pleased with the gear. I would have been a bit happier with the X100, but NEX-3 is no slouch (controls are terrible but IQ is almost on par with the Fuji IMHO) and the GF has improved her photography a lot using it.

Sorry for the long answer :)
 

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