I've been to Brugge a few times now and have got to know many of the famous haunts. This spot is a Mecca for tourists and photographers alike with the dog leg in the canal, the ornate brick buildings and the towering Belfry in the background.
We were on my cycling clubs spring tour; Brugge is a short hop over the English Channel for us, (two hours by ferry), and a 65 mile bike ride. Lucky enough we had a car and a van for backup so I was able stow some of my photographic kit.
Late one night I was able to extricate myself from the usual socialising and leg it to this spot approximately a mile from our hotel. Thankfully most of the tourists, (yes I know I'm one), had left the city or were tucked away in their hotels for the evening. Blue hour was coming to an end and thankfully the canal was mirror calm. The huge tungsten lights gave the scene a surreal quality with their orange glow which allowed me to capture this gorgeous night scene.
7 exposure, tripod mounted hdr -3 - +3. Nikon D700 with 16 - 35 f4 vr @ 22mm. ISO 800, exposure 1/5 - 25 sec at f9. Post processing via adobe camera raw, photomatix, & photoshop with topaz clarity and de noise plugins. I really had to mess around with the pp to try and remove banding in the blue sky. Anyone ever come across this problem?
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