Bruges – by day and by night

Jenny and I had a lovely couple of days in Bruges having travelled there on the Eurostar to Brussels. The weather was spectacular – the sky was really this blue! Hardly any Lightroom “enhancements” to these images.

Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges



These shots were taken very close to where we stayed in the Pand Hotel and it’s a very well-known (and photographed) spot in Bruges.

Above [EXIF: 1/6400sec @ f/4; ISO 400; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS @ 29mm] Below [EXIF: 1/2000sec @ f/4; ISO 400; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS @ 35mm]

Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges


At night it’s lit up and without the excursion boats on the canals, you get the opportunity to take the most wonderful shots. Both of these taken without a tripod, but making use of a wall to steady the shot.

Reflections at Rozenhoedkaai, Bruges


[EXIF: 0.5sec @ f/4; ISO 1600; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS @ 35mm]

Rozenhoedkaai at night, Bruges


[EXIF: 0.5sec @ f/4; ISO 1600; Sony ILCE-7R; Sony FE 16-35 F4 ZA OSS @ 21mm]

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  1. Kirsty November 19, 2018 at 02:37 #

    Beautiful! The belfry is exquisite in the day but at night it is breathtaking. Note to self: add Bruges to next jaunt to Europe.

    • David November 19, 2018 at 08:29 #

      Note to Kirsty: Jenny and I are already thinking about a return trip! Lovely place.

  2. Marie-Christine Dalmaz November 19, 2018 at 10:46 #

    It makes Bruges a particularly interesting city if that was necessary. I love those pictures but the two last ones are stunning

    • David November 19, 2018 at 19:08 #

      I agree with you Marie-Christine, you don’t need anything else to make Bruges a lovely, and interesting, city. The lighting at night is special though and once the canal trips stop, and the water goes still, then you get these lovely reflections.

  3. Yvonne November 23, 2018 at 10:11 #

    A magical city and your photos have caught the essence of it.

  4. Frances November 24, 2018 at 11:38 #

    Hi Dave, the photos at night are spectacular! The golden light of the illuminated buildings and the stillness of the water add to the quality of the reflections…truly breath-taking! The daytime photos show the stunning architecture against the clear blue sky but I prefer the mystery of the night shots.

  5. Jim Bartlett December 16, 2018 at 17:53 #

    Following the comment I made about your Textures – 2 photo, David, I would like to say that I would be happy to have the last one here hanging on my wall.

    • David December 17, 2018 at 11:23 #

      Thank you Jim. I keep meaning to put some of my pictures on my walls!

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