Yesterday evening Deniz posted a photo from Bruges. I liked the photo very much and for a moment I had even feeling that I was there (deja vu :)). I have my photos scattered over a few hard discs, with no order whatever, so finding a photo is not a trivial task. But in a few minutes I found my old Belgium photos and surprise - this one! This is an old photo from 2004 so from pre-TE time. Then I had my first digital camera, Casio, and I made my first shots with it. The memory cards were still expensive and for a week in Belgium (Brussels, Bruges, Namur, Antwerp and Ghent) I used 400 MB. So I haven't even thought about posting any photos, I assume they are poor quality. I have two photos in my gallery just to put some yellow colour. But I find it amazing that my picture was made in almost exactly the same place as Deniz's. It is strange because it is not so often photographed place, here on TE there are only two other similar (on over 70 pages). The place is the same but the main difference (except quality, of course) are the trees - I like the bare branches on Deniz photo, here there are still leaves.
It was 9 years ago but I am pretty sure I made the photo from the boat, not from the bridge.
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parvatibb (1383) 2014-01-04 2:05
Actually it is stone bridge way from the backyard of The Church of Our Lady to Groeninege Museum. It was quiet crowded when I was there :) It is time for you to revisit Brudge I guess:)
Very good quality for your first digital camera. I got mine in 2007 and was not a SLR.
have a greay week end
r_bodenschatz (169) 2014-01-04 2:27
I quoted your note as useful because it tells us how important it is to keep the file systems clean. I got my negative films and phozos numbered from the eighties on. Today I'm wondering about the fancy file naming system I used in early digital days.
About the photo: It would look better in 16:9 format, crop the water away.
snunney (80577) 2014-01-04 2:40
I like the point of view and the attractive mix of architecture. Technical quality is not top class, but it is still worth seeing.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-04 2:59
napewno robilas to zdjecie z mostu dluzsza perspektywa bylaby tu ciekawa,ladnie miec pokuj nad rzeka,pozdrawiam,
timecapturer (46443) 2014-01-04 3:28
love Bruges and this is an iconic view of its wonderful canals and architectural beauty. Sadly this shot looks like a lot of English towns at the moment, with flooding scouring the UK at present. We seem to be in a never ending stream of Atlantic storms!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
rigoletto (34231) 2014-01-04 3:45
yes, and with the boat you must have passed under the bridge where i had stood :)
well, what to say, you already know i love bruges and been there 3 times already. together with rome and cappadocia, bruges is one of the favourite places on earth for me. never tired of being there or seeing visions from there. it is fun to read that you went 70 pages back to find a similar photo :)
Sergiom (56491) 2014-01-04 5:38
J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue très près de l'eau qui nous offre une perspective différente sur les belles maisons qui bordent le canal. J'aime aussi l'effet entonnoir qui donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble.
boa (5845) 2014-01-04 7:25
i bought my fist digital camera in 2002, a Canon Ixxus. Back in 2002 it was a quite good camera, but today..I don`t think so. The camera industry have made enormous steps forward, and most cameras today have a very good quality for normal use.
This shot have a good 2004 quality, good low pov.
Have a nice evening.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-04 10:00
Très beau point de vue bas sur ces maisons le long du cours d'eau que l'on perd de vue au fond derrière les maisons. Belle lumière sur les maisons à droite. Bien fait. Salutations.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-04 14:26
piekne swiatlo mialas, Malgosiu. Zabarwilo ono cale niebo na rozowo i przez to calosc nabralo zuplenie innego wyrazu. Podoba mi sie ze wszystkie szczegoly sa dobrze naswietlone, a kolory sa zywe i cieple.
Dobrze obrany POV i swietna ostrosc.
carlo62 (29355) 2014-01-04 15:43
i ricordi di Bruges fanno piacere anche a me, la ricordo con molto piacere.
A me piace anche con le foglie, il tocco di colore verde interrompe le sfumature di colore tipiche delle abitazioni di Bruges.
tyro (19248) 2014-01-04 16:44
It's nice to know that I am not the only one whose photographs are all over the place with no proper filing system or organisation at all (as are my emails, contacts, addresses, letters, etc., etc.!)!
Your note is interesting and this picture is of amazing quality considering that it was taken with a very early digital camera. The light is fabulous and it is controlled well - the buildings on the right are brightly lit and the ones on the left are in relative shade but there is perfect detail in both the deepest shadows and the brightest parts. The reflections on the water are lovely too and I certainly wouldn't have cropped off the bottom of the photograph - I like it just as it is!
Have a Wonderful 2014, Malgo!
Noel_Byrne (22092) 2014-01-05 6:27
Nine years? That shows how timeless this place is and what a coincidence to be able to find the shot so similar to Deniz one so quickly. I'm glad you did, as when I looked at Deniz shot, I thought how nice it would be to view that scene from the ater, and here you have provided that perfectly with the view from the boat. I really like you inclusion of the water in this, and would leave it exactly as is without any crop.
All the best