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Old June 24th, 2013, 12:57 PM   #21
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Thanks Ribarca, of course I would like to gain a legal access to the places. I'm not that kind of adventurer
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Anyone having experiences or suggestions?
The roof terrace/restaurant of the MIM offers some great views. It's tasty and not expensive and you don't need a ticket to the museum. Very central located and in one of the most beautiful art nouveau buildings in Brussels.

Or you can take the cheap elevator ride to the dome of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. It never fails to impress anyone.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #23
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Benonie, mark +1 in the beer counter I own you
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Old June 24th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #24
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I also wanted to suggest the roof of the basilica. You pay a small entrance fee for the roof, but the church can be visited for free. The church on itself is really worth a visit.

Apart from that, you can freely access the army museum and through the museum the cinquantenaire arch. It's not so high, so you won't be able to see the hole city, but it's not bad either.

At some points in the higher suburbs, you have a nice view over the lower centre of Brussels. I remember having a nice panormanic view in Laken/Laeken, Ukkel/Uccle and even in Beersel and I'm sure there are other places. I don't think it's good enough to take nice panoramic pictures of the city, but it's pretty interesting to see the city spread out before you in the distance.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #25
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Hi Wapper. Thanks for the tips. Skylines like the one you can enjoy from the Place Poelaert (Justice Palace) are fine too... I'm not behind 360º panoramas.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #26
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Hi,

Nice photos!

I have kind of the same interest, nightphotos and Brussels.
But I live in Denderleeuw, not in Brussels itself.

Anyway, your exposures are great, but I personally don't like the HDR effects. Not your photos personally, but hey, that's my taste.

In the center, there is a parking at Munt Square, Rue de L'ecuyer.
Aswel the top of the Inno warehouse in Rue Neuve, at the back in the shop are some elevators going to a parking. Try it once

I mostly go shooting nightshots in winter, right now it's already too late until it's dark after 23 hours, I don't have trains anymore back home.

Keep on photographing and sharing !
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Old June 27th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #27
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A coup d'oeil sur Rue Savoie

Ok we are running out of photos. I have two more and then I'll need to hit the roads again.

Here a view on Rue Savoie by night, in Saint-Gilles district.

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Old June 28th, 2013, 10:23 PM   #28
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I also wanted to suggest the roof of the basilica.
Excellent advise.

From there you can see really far especially the northern vicinity of Brussels.

Other example Brusilia residential tower (also slightly north of Brussels center so it has massive view of all the area round the north as far away to the north as Mechelen and even Antwerp!
But this one is private residence so probably not accessible unless you ring someone's bell and someone is generous enough to let you come upstairs.

A more free alternative is a roundabout square in the neighborhood of Forest/Vorst called "Altitude 100" (supposedly that area is exactly 100 meters above sea level or something).
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Old August 11th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #29
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A quick update to this thread: another view over the Jardin de Mont des Arts at night.

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And, from Place Poelaert, a look at the Midi Tower at Sunset. Now, there are a couple of interesting bits in this one: the first is that there is a Luna Park near Midi, and the panoramic wheel is well visible just in front the tower. The second is that the lights of the panoramic wheel match the orange of the sky ant the wonderful reflections at the top of the tower. The third and last particularity is technical: to obtain this imaged I fused an HDR from four exposures (-4, -2, 0 and +2 EV) with the spinning wheel obtained by mounting the massive 3-stops B+W ND 110 filter in front my Sigma 70-120. This last photo was very dynamic: the slow movement of the panoramic wheel recorded over more than 30sec exposure resulted in a "ring of fire" and clouds were moving across the frame. Since I didn't like too much the sky, I just blend the spinning wheel from the long exposure with the previous HDR.

The result is, in my opinion, quite interesting
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Magnificent! It's a spectacular picture.

I also quite like the photo of Mont des Arts. It looks much better here than in real life
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ULB Solvay Brussels School

ULB Solvay Brussels School by night, in HDR

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Old September 20th, 2013, 11:23 AM   #33
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The Storm over Saint Gilles

Few days ago a storm was growing in the sky over Brussels at the exact magical moment when the sun is setting splashing colors all over the clouds. Had to drop my 8 months son in mommy's arms, grab the camera and flee three fly of stairs to run at the small window in the attic that looks toward the town hall of Saint Gilles.

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Old September 20th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #34
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I also quite like the photo of Mont des Arts. It looks much better here than in real life
I don't agree about this. The Mont des Arts/Kunstberg looks great and more beautiful in real life. I like most HDR pics in this thread, but not that one.
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I like most HDR pics in this thread, but not that one.
care to comment why? is something do to the post processing or composition?
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Old September 20th, 2013, 01:47 PM   #36
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It's too processed in my opinion, it hardly looks like a photo anymore, more as a drawing or painting. Town hall doesn't look real anymore. But hey, that's only my personal opinon. Keep on doing the good work!
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fair enough. I asked because I'd like to improve so I sort of seek feedbacks, in particular from who has some criticisms to make
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