Thursday, January 21, 2010

Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

The Grand Place is a surprisingly difficult photographic subject. The Hotel de Ville (the building pictured here) is REALLY tall, and the square is relatively small compared to the building's height. So without a tilt-shift lens on hand, you're looking at using the widest possible lens you have and dealing with a lot of perspective problems. I tried to correct some of it in Photoshop, and this was as close as I could get.

Aside from the difficulties of composition, the Grand Place is a beautiful and photogenic place in the heart of Brussels. I loved the twilight blues and pinks in the clouds at dusk. The warmth of the light makes it look warm and inviting, but in truth it was about 15* fahrenheit when I took this... brrr!!!

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