Few humble snaps from gorgeous Bruges... (GX-1)

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Marla2008
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Few humble snaps from gorgeous Bruges... (GX-1)
Apr 14, 2012

We're spending the week-end in the beautiful city of Bruges, and blessed with the perfect spring weather (although there is a real chilly wind, but you won't see that

Those are really the first batch I processed, they're really nothing special as I snapped away as we strolled the city streets, but the light is lovely and the town impressive, so I think they give a pretty accurate report of the day

The GX-1 handled like a dream, except I keep unvoluntarily changing the aperture while wanting to dial exposure compensation (they are dealed with by the same wheel, which has to be clicked to toggle between the two settings). Not a huge deal, but annoying nonetheless. Othewise I was on Auto WB (with a slight tweak to green/yellow). The conditions were VERY contrasty and I think the GX-1 delivered, IMHO, very impressive DR with good retaining of detail in the shadows (I made a deliberate choice to let some highlights blow to a reasonable extent).
Also the few indoor shots in low light came out surprisingly clean for 1600 IS.
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Yes pictures are good, and I suppose these are JPEG's with zero editing, nice colors and DR for the conditions you told, I liked also the last images inside the church, pleasant light and they are all sharp.

The image of the Notre Dame is beautiful, what is the name ? Notre Dame de Bruges ?

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We're spending the week-end in the beautiful city of Bruges, and blessed with the perfect spring weather (although there is a real chilly wind, but you won't see that

Those are really the first batch I processed, they're really nothing special as I snapped away as we strolled the city streets, but the light is lovely and the town impressive, so I think they give a pretty accurate report of the day

The GX-1 handled like a dream, except I keep unvoluntarily changing the aperture while wanting to dial exposure compensation (they are dealed with by the same wheel, which has to be clicked to toggle between the two settings). Not a huge deal, but annoying nonetheless. Othewise I was on Auto WB (with a slight tweak to green/yellow). The conditions were VERY contrasty and I think the GX-1 delivered, IMHO, very impressive DR with good retaining of detail in the shadows (I made a deliberate choice to let some highlights blow to a reasonable extent).
Also the few indoor shots in low light came out surprisingly clean for 1600 IS.
C&C welcome.

Marla.

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Forgot to say, I liked much the composition of the first image, not an easy one to capture

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In reply to Marla2008, Apr 14, 2012

Well Marla, you've gone and done it again! Another batch of terrific shots, well done, you have a great eye! Bruges is a great little city and they have some local breweries that turn out a few very amazing (in some cases read as potent) beers. Thanks for sharing.
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Aside from subject and composition, which I don't find interesting, all those pictures would benefit from PP and straightening.

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In reply to Marla2008, Apr 14, 2012

4, 5 & 6 are my favorites.

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I find your indoor shots excellent; but some others look a little over exposed on my monitor! It could very well be my monitor!

Enjoy mussels and frittes while you are there!
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I hope you ate some of those chocolates

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What happened to sharpness?
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Maybe it's just me but when I look at edges they are not as sharp as I expected them to be...

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Nice vacation shot's
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Your camera is doing it's job in getting you these nice vacation memories. Lucky you
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Nice images
In reply to Marla2008, Apr 14, 2012

This is a lovely medieval town , a real treasure for photogs, architecture and street photography... thanks for bringing back memories from my trip in 2007 ...all those places i did visit in a single day
hard to forget memories
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…rabbit on about changing your camera! For the good of us, the viewing public, just keep your head down and our GX1 up in picture-taking position!

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In reply to Marla2008, Apr 15, 2012

I just love the third one, something about the light - winter sun on the face of the buildings - and the darker cloud backdrop.
I like the canal view but I have this terrible urge to tilt it a little.
And the mantle, nice decorating lovely capture.

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It is the Notre Dame image inside the Church

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LOL

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  • Maybe she is not changing, she will keep both , I don't know ... but speaking of me, I never will sell a GX1 that has captured so many good and beautiful images

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  • Beautiful, on this one, I only had given a bit more contrast, and a tiny bit of sharpening, and raise a bit the saturation of the blue for the sky

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I would have used a wider lens if I was photographing bruges architecture.

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In reply to Marla2008, Apr 15, 2012

Marla, we all see different things, good . In this instance I think you have done a dis-service to one of my favorite 'getaways' in Europe. So much 'in tact' history in such a small area. It was always tough to decide on flying to Paris/Amsterdam (from London) or taking the ferry to Ostend,short train to Bruges.

It is a great spot for Landscape, Architecture, "Street". I am being presumptuous but if you are still there google Bruges 'images' . Unfortunately all of my Bruges shots are film (and in UK storage ) .

I love the restaurants/bars/narrow streets/bridges/canals and the people. Also at least one of the great H. Bosch paintings (well, maybe )

These could have been snapped in so many towns and cities in Belgium, or with slightly different architecture, Holland, or France. Nothing really 'says' Bruges to me.

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