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Belfry of Bruges (Belfort)

robsb

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Donor Ribbon awarded for his enthusiastic and repeated support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006
Fri 02-Nov-12 01:15 AM

It has been a very long time since I posted as I recently got back from two back to back 21 day trips to Europe. I was experimenting with a smaller kit, and I was glad I did as the bag became progressively heavier each day. I only filled 2 16 GB cards as I seemed not interested in shooting too much of what I saw. This was the worst of my trips as giant cruise ships seemed to fill any city near a port that they could reach. This was not a problem in places they could not go. It is getting bad enough that I may never visit a large port city again. So it will take me many months to process the few images I took. This is the first one.



Built during the 13th century and today one of the most famous of all the landmarks in Bruges, the Belfort is now featured on the World Heritage List and stands just over 80 metres / 262 feet high. This makes it the tallest brick tower in Europe. The views from the top of this clock / bell tower are quite breathtaking, although the openings are covered with an open mesh that makes taking pictures difficult for all except P&S cameras. Many will find that climbing the 366 steps to the very top is quite a challenge and somewhat exhausting, but I did it with two titanium metal replacement knees.


D700 with 17-35 f/2.8 zoom @ 30mm. f/8, 1/250, ISO 200, hand held.

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Bob Baldassano
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