This is the first in a series of photos coming to you from wonderful Belgium. I (Rob) loved the architecture in the cities we visited especially from Ghent. Ghent was lovely during the day but it was especially thrilling to me at sunset and after dark. Ghent is sometimes called the City of Lights (like many cities it seems). The main part of the town is spectacularly lit up at night and the contrasty lights along with the spectacular architecture made my brain explode!!! One of my favorite cities and experiences of all time.
I wanted to start off the Ghent series of photos with one of my favorites that was taken by Julie. Julie spied this scene as we were starting our walk back towards the hotel for the night. This scene was immediately adjacent to a very large cathedral.
I call this photo Reftrack because the light reflecting off the tracks is so prominent and spectacular as to completely steal the show from the rest of the lovely street in the background. I must say that Julie nailed it and her creative abilities continually impress.
This image was taken handheld at night on May 15th 2017 in Ghent, Belgium using the Fuji X-T10 and the Fuji 18–55mm lens at 42mm, 1/40s, f/4.0, and ISO 6400. Editing was performed in Lightroom to convert to black and white and achieve the contrast shown.
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