24 Nov Rainy Brussels

Source: Sebastian Boatca

I was part of a team of enthusiasts photographers in a photo-walk in Brussels, during November’s whimsy weather. Starting from the afternoon until the evening, night included, we roamed the streets of this city, looking for architecture and street photography subjects, enjoying each other’s company, exchanging tips and experiences.

We started from Poelaert Place, next to the monument dedicated to the Belgian infantry. The view over a part of the city is truly panoramic.

And we hoped for overcast skies, but without rain. From there, we started our long walk.

My partners in crime, the photo-walk mates, were my colleagues from the VIEWFINDERS – The Photography Club of Brussels.

It is a pleasant and interesting experience to discover parts of a vast and beautiful city, places that you never been before, or just passed through, in a hurry, without having the peace to stop and enjoy the architecture, discover the inner rhythm of every street. This is what we did there: impose the serenity to enjoy the urban discoveries.

As we hoped for some good weather, the plan was to explore and try different techniques in photography, so we were very well prepared.

I took my larger photo bag, to accommodate the tools I might need to try all those photo techniques. So, I had my camera with both zoom and prime lenses, manual focus lenses, flashgun, spare batteries, flash light modifier, even a compact tripod, cable remote shutter release. And I