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Old August 25th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #21
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Mahratta, did you find the places & the snacks the people on the Belgian forum suggested to you? I hope you didn't find too many closed doors in Ghent: early august is when all the locals go on holidays and many bars and shops close for a week or two - because it's right after the july festival... I always find it a bit scary when I get home from vacation...
Yeah, I found all the places recommended The city wasn't empty, but wasn't crowded at all either. I thought that was really good, especially since it was a pretty hot day...we could just relax along the Graslei without having to rush anywhere because of crowds (or tourists, like in Bruges). Most of the people I saw (I would assume from them speaking Flemish) were locals, and they were mainly concentrated along the outdoor cafes. Really nice

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There are some really good pictures in this thread - and in the one you posted on Brussels too. Do you use an SLR, and if so: what type and what lens do you use?
Thanks! It means a lot coming from a local, and a great photographer too
I use a Nikon D60, and most of these were shot using the cheap 18-55mm (although I think it's an amazing lens for the price). However, I also used a Tiffen circular polarizer for most of the images since it was so sunny out.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #22
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Ah, we have the same gear - almost: I have a D40 with the same lens. The polarizer makes a big difference though. I really got to get one of those...

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Old August 25th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #23
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Thermo, Antwerp pictures will come, but it was the last place we visited and photographed, so they will come after Gent, Bruges, Amsterdam, Leuven, Brussels...I'll try and hurry up

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Ah, we have the same gear - almost: I have a D40 with the same lens. The polarizer makes a big difference though. I really got to get one of those...

And thanks for checking out my pictures
Yeah, the polarizer does make a big difference. It's really the first filter you should buy, although I bought a UV filter first, which I only use now when it's cloudy...
I see you're using HDR techniques for some of your images on flickr - what do you use for tone mapping?

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Old August 25th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #24
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I see you're using HDR techniques for some of your images on flickr - what do you use for tone mapping?


Photoshop (CS 2) all the way

Always use nearest neighbour, it's the only method that delivers a useable photographic result
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Old August 26th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #25
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Old August 27th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #26
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Wow these are amongst the best pictures I have seen of Ghent, thanks for sharing!
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Old August 28th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #27
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^ Thank you

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Old August 29th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #28
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Thanks for your beautiful pictures!
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Old August 30th, 2009, 03:33 AM   #29
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Thanks!

I'm experimenting with a new sizing scheme I picked up from fox1 (who I think is an amazing photographer).

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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:07 AM   #30
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Beautiful pics!
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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:13 AM   #31
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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #32
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Great pics of one of my favourite cities. Thanks!
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Old August 31st, 2009, 02:29 AM   #33
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Splendid pictures!
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