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Well friends I am back! What a month of expense, first I had to renew my computer, then the Turbo went on the car, a week in Bruges with torrential rain and snow only had about six hours of fine weather in the evening to get any photos, then I find my Brother is in Hospital very ill, because of the weather I could only get about 30 shots mostly indoors I am gutted, it is about fifteen years since I was here last, I could not believe how expensive it is now, it has to rank as one of the most expensive places in Europe, a taxi for a mile trip 10 Euro a cheese and tomato pizza and two small beers 51 Euro, to eat any where in this square add another 25% at least, looking on the bright side I am alive and kicking. This is the world famous De Markt in Bruges, see wikipedia.org/wiki/Markt_(Bruges) For info.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Mar 2013 - 7:43 PM
Focal Length:14mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:8sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:What a Crap Month
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:25 Mar 2013 - 10:28 AM
Tags:Architecture, Belgum, Bruges, Canals, Landscape / travel
Votes:48
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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker Plus Member 11496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 10:34 AM

Oh dear, I hope your brother will be ok Trev, nice to have you back, don't forget there's no camera club this week.

Geoff.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 10:47 AM

Great captures, Trev, but what a disappointment for you. Sorry to hear your brother is in hospital, do hope he makes a very speedy recovery, and that things start to look up for you again. Carol

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom83 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 10:53 AM

Welcome back.
So sorry to hear all your troubles - hope your brother will be OK.
That was a real pity about the weather, with so much to see and photograph.
Been to Bruges for a day - so lovely to see your night images.
Lovely sweeping curve in V1 taking us in to the city scene.
V2 and V3 take us in for an overview with lots of wonderful buildings
and are those all bars and restaurants in V3? I like the starbursts
with the street lights.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:00 AM

This photo is certainly a fine one, in spite of your troubles. Hope things improve soon for all of you.

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achieverswales
25 Mar 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thanks everyone, Kate they are all very expensive Restaurants, the one in V3 with the illuminated sign we ate there the night this was taken, mushroom omelette chips and salad, cheese croquet chips and salad, two glasses of red wine cost 77 Euro! Nearly dropped my camera. Anyone not sure about getting starburst effects! The more you stop down the better the effect, about f16 is ideal.

Regards

Trev.

Last Modified By achieverswales at 25 Mar 2013 - 11:05 AM

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4204 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica34 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:22 AM

SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR VISIT. It touches me deeply.
It is over 11 years now that I left Flanders, the tram used to be about 130 in Brugge. Food was quite reasonable if you went for mosselen (mussels) or some back street restaurants.
next time please contact me, I might be able to tell you where you get a reasonable menu! Also for turbos... but no I'm not advertising here. I used to work for Belgium's biggest turbo remanufacturer.
Hope your brother is soon to recover!!
And yes, they are remarkable night shots, never did one like this in all the years I lived in Flanders, got plenty from Gent, the coast etc but never there.. it was sort of tourists only in the evening.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:31 AM

Oh dear, what a series of catastrophes Sad I thought Switzerland was expensive, but this sounds even worse! I have fancied Bruges myself, but have have been put off by the extortionate single room supplements - around ⅓ extra on the basic holiday! I begrudge paying a single room supplement, but draw the line at that and refuse to pay it Sad
Anyway, at least you've got some very nice night shots, Trev Wink
Trev Smile

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Mynett
Mynett  7142 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:40 AM

very nice evening shots, but what a terrible time you have had of late, things can only get better as they say.

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 11:46 AM

Nice Set!! Like all three!!!- Photography was Good!! All the best for nex! month!! Bill

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phil99
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25 Mar 2013 - 12:00 PM

Sorry to hear of all your wows. Very nice night images anyway Trevor ...Phil

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
25 Mar 2013 - 12:08 PM

Sorry to hear of your problems Trev, best wishes to your brother, super set of night captures , V1 a clear favourite for me,
Fred.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
25 Mar 2013 - 12:19 PM

No place like home Trev !! I trust all will be well in the family !! A lovely image of this amazing place Smile

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CaroleS
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25 Mar 2013 - 12:20 PM

Oh dear, I do know the feeling! All the best.
Carole

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debu
debu  5 India
25 Mar 2013 - 12:37 PM

Sorry to hear of your problems,lovely set of night images.
debu

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RonnieAG
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25 Mar 2013 - 12:59 PM

Good to have you back, Trev, but sorry to hear of all your woes, and I do hope your brother is making headway.
Bruges would offer so many wonderful photographic opportunities had the weather been more clement.
Good to see these night time shots.
Ronnie.

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Fefe
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25 Mar 2013 - 1:14 PM

Oh bloomin eck Trev, so sorry to hear all your problemsSadSad.....
I have never been there... I doubt I will botherTongue
Hope your brother is okSmile.......
Nice images, so glad you didnt drop the camera.
Diane

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franken
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25 Mar 2013 - 1:22 PM

Sorry to hear about all of the bad news Trev.

I've been there several times and the last one was only for a few hours on our way back from Luxembourg and we were shocked at the prices!

This was in 2010 and we were charged the equivalent of 12 for two small coffees!

Excellent set by the way.

Ken

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WhiteRose1
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25 Mar 2013 - 1:49 PM

We stayed in Antwerp and day-tripped to Bruges! Smile Didn't realise it was that expensive!!

Sounds like a hard few days (being polite here), hope things get better, especially for your brother.

Dave

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 3:34 PM

title says it all about your trip.... sorry!!!!!
pity as i was there about 12 years ago and loved the whole time ... also didnt think it was expensive
I blame the tourist myself....Wink

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LynneJoyce
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25 Mar 2013 - 3:47 PM

You have just knocked Bruges off my 'must visit' list! V3 for me, love the spiky starbursts.

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EMJAYCEE
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25 Mar 2013 - 4:47 PM

One good thing (well 3 actually) from this trip is the shots on offer today Trev. Wink
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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3250 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 5:22 PM

Great to see you back but so sorry about the weather and all the expense,but mostly I do hope your brother will feel much better.
I agree with Herman and I always say it"There's nowhere like home"
Great night images anyway.
nettaSmile

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NDODS
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25 Mar 2013 - 5:25 PM

Sorry to hear about all your woes, when I visited Bruges many years ago it was certainly a lot cheaper than it is know, I blame the Eurostar, making the City more excessible than ever before...

Hope that your brother gets well soon mate, chin up...

Regards Nathan

P.S. Three cracking images at the cost of about, now lets see......

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SUE118
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25 Mar 2013 - 6:20 PM

So sorry to hear your woes hope things start to improve for you.

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Trev_B
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25 Mar 2013 - 10:30 PM

Sorry to hear of you brother and car problems Trev.

Brugge is a remarkable place for a city break in the summer and I have been there many times, it's such a shame that prices are on the rise but as your wonderful images show for a short break it is well worth it.

Trev

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leontari
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25 Mar 2013 - 11:37 PM

Three excellent night captures, Trev. Vi is great!!
Effrossini

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abeeror2
abeeror2  3 Spain
26 Mar 2013 - 4:24 AM

Good to see you can turn crap into a great image!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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gwynn56
gwynn56  382 forum posts England
26 Mar 2013 - 12:02 PM

oh dear hope brother be ok now , to think I was wanting to visit Belgium and have a good look around , Sad

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26 Mar 2013 - 2:47 PM

sorry to hear about your brother Trev.
Lovely capture youve managed to take ..

Hope things improve for you now

David

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26 Mar 2013 - 9:39 PM

Sorry to hear about your brother, hope he soon improves - what a rubbish month indeed - hope the next one is a lot better for you. The photos however are excellent SmileSmile
Helen

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2013 - 10:25 PM

Great low light shots. Sorry to hear about your brother. Hope he gets better soon. Gosh what expense for food and drink . Paul

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digital_boi
29 Mar 2013 - 12:34 PM

money for nothing that's todays mantra mefinks Trevor fine captures mate hope you brother is recovering

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swanseamale47
30 Mar 2013 - 10:57 AM

Blimey, I thought Paris was supposed to be the expensive place in Europe, sounds like it's got stiff competition here.
Nice shots Trevor

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31 Mar 2013 - 1:19 PM

An excellent set of night shots showing this famous square in all its glory. Norway is another expensive place to visit, my folks did the coastal boat tour seven Easters ago and food and drink was so expensive there that they had to resort to taking leftover rolls and food from breakfast on the ship to have for their lunch each day!!!

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