Postcard View of Bruges

Postcard View

Photographers, remember to do the following when in Bruges, Belgium…

  1. Bring your tripod
  2. Say no to the second beer at dinner so you can set up  while the evening sky is still that lovely cobalt color
  3. Ask for directions (or learn to read a map – it is a bit challenging in Bruges)
  4. Bring your tripod

Of course, I didn’t do any of those things. My biggest regret, though, is inadvertently leaving my tripod at home. In my rush to get to the airport, I forgot it next to my bed.

You can up your ISO in the absence of a tripod, and Photoshop has some options to reduce noise… but you know, it’s just not the same as a crisp clear shot done right.

Bring your tripod.



9 comments on “Postcard View of Bruges”
    1. Thanks, this is one of my favorites!

  1. Gorgeous shot! I can’t wait to hear more about your travels.

    1. Thanks, Dawn! Maybe we’ll get to chat at our next Wicked Women’s meeting. 🙂

      1. Hoping to make it, but very unlikely, given my travel timing… if not, then later! 🙂

  2. papict says:

    Bruge is a gorgeous city. There’s a photo around every corner. I think this photo turned out great despite the lack of tripod. You obviously have a fairly steady hand. I never take a tripod on vacation and have managed night scenes by just butting myself solidly against a wall or bridge or something to aid my stability. Is that what you did here?

    1. Thank you! I believe I tried using the bridge first, but the angle was too low so I tried a street sign behind me.

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