For this week’s facebook cover photo, we are travelling to one of the most magnificent cities of Belgium, Gent. This town is one of the oldest of Belgium, its history starts in the year 630. From the year 1000 to around 1550, Ghent was one of the most important cities in Europe. It was bigger than London and second only to Paris in size. Because it suffered little bomb damage during the two world wars, it is still amazingly well conserved. Its medieval architecture is beautiful and inspired and it’s a place you’ll remember all your life if you ever get to visit it.
This specific picture was taken from Klein Vismarkt bridge, at the blue hour 30min after sunset. The stillness of the water of the canal made for a great mirror and reflections. I absolutely love the balance in colors between the cold tones in the sky and the white and warm tones of the city. I still consider this picture as one of my all time favorites.
This was captured using a D300 with a Sigma 10-20mm F/4-5.6 at 18mm, with an exposure of 8seconds at F/7.1.
Enjoy the cover photo below, right click to download at full resolution!
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