Ghent on a rainy day


Link Posted 20/06/2016 - 11:32
Hello all,

As you all know, it's the Euros right now in France. I've always hated football so on Saturday, when Belgium was playing and the streets were quiet, I went out and shot my home city - something I'd never really done before. Because of the unfavourable weather conditions (it is Belgium in June after all) I decided to make a B&W set. Here are 20 of my favourites - all shot with my K5, most of them with the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.

As you can see this is my first gallery, would love to hear your input & advice - good or bad. I just want to learn as much as I can.

Edit: can someone please tell me how to properly post a link on here? If I click the Link button and enter the url it just shows the code but doesn't make the url clickable.

Last Edited by Casket on 20/06/2016 - 11:37


Link Posted 20/06/2016 - 15:13

Use the "Link" button to enclose the address.

Some nice photos there but contrast is way too high, giving them a very unnatural look.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses


Link Posted 20/06/2016 - 15:31
Nice shots - I like them very much. Ghent is a beautiful city even in the rain!


Link Posted 20/06/2016 - 17:05
Thanks. The high contrast was indeed the look I was going for, I like it a lot for cityscapes and B&W.


Link Posted 20/06/2016 - 20:14
An impressive gallery Wouter. I'm not normally a great black and white fan but I love these and I think you are quite right about the high contrast treatment. I'm inspired now to have a go myself the next time it rains here!

Every day's a holiday!


Link Posted 20/06/2016 - 23:52
Good set of photos. I do like the high contrast. The photo with silhouette taken under the bridge arch is special!


Link Posted 24/06/2016 - 07:31
Thanks Mike and Ronnie. The one under the bridge arch is my favourite as well - I think I will finally take the step and actually do a print of that one to hang in the living room somewhere. I absolutely love these kind of dramatic black & whites, they add so much depth and ambiance. If only there was a demand for this style.


Link Posted 24/06/2016 - 10:38
great set of B&W, i too like the look and often use the "Film Noire" preset in Silver Efex as a starting point on subjects
odd lens or 2



Link Posted 24/06/2016 - 19:29
Nice photos, i like it!


Link Posted 26/06/2016 - 21:34
ronniemac wrote:
Good set of photos. I do like the high contrast. The photo with silhouette taken under the bridge arch is special!

Agree, this image for me also is the stand out image
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