Brussels flower carpet

Every two years Brussels’ Grand Place gets covered by a flower carpet consisting of nearly one million begonias. More than 100 volunteers assemble this famous tourist attraction in four hours. This year celebrating the 20th flower carpet, a beautiful Japanese design was chosen to dignify the 150 years of diplomatic relations and friendship between Belgium […]

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Photography expo in Gent

Brussels Photoresk group did a day trip to Gent on 7th August. The idea was to visit the photography expo called Eyes Wide Open. We hopped into a train and got off at Gent Sint-Pieters railway station. The exposition took place at St Peter’s Abbey. Passing little flower gardens and enjoying the biggest park in […]

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Sunny day in Liège

The photo walk in Liège, Belgium, started at the famous Guillemins Railway Station, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Everyone took their cameras out and a good moment was spent capturing the inspiring shapes of the wide building. The tour then lead us to the Parc de la Boverie, after crossing the new bridge, where we had […]

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Belgian National Day

The Belgian National Day took place 21st of July, as it does every year. Once again, the Brussels Photoresk group attended the colorful festivities of the day. High security and smaller crowds kept the atmosphere calmer than during the previous years, yet many came to enjoy the sunny day, food, performances and parade by the […]

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Fashion in Brussels

Brussels is one of the creative fashion centers in the world where the students from today will set the style for tomorrow. On Friday 17th of June 2016, Photoresk Brussels went to see a fashion show by the students of Haute École Francisco Ferrer. The autumn/winter 2016/2017 collections are now out and could be glanced […]

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Bluebells in Hallerbos

Only once a year, during the weeks of April, it is possible to get amazed by the bluebell fields in Hallerbos. The blue flowers cover the forest floor like a carped and you need to watch out not to miss them since every spring is different. Our Photoresk Brussels group had an excellent timing this […]

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Real Brussels beers and tour in a vintage bus

In April, we had a ride with the Brussels Beer Bus.  It took us to all the city sites. We could see them from a unique perspective: from inside an old Brussels vintage bus. Samples of real Belgium beers were served and the atmosphere was great. We finally finished in the Beer Museum.

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Garden event at the castle of Grand Bigard

Once again, Photoresk Brussels attended the yearly Floralia event, the spring flower exhibition and the greenhouses at the castle of Grand Bigard. The day was sunny and popular among our members. We carpooled to the park and had a nice picnic by the greenhouses. Similar, yet smaller, compared to the Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands, […]

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Keukenhof (NL) spring 2016

A meetup was planned for Keukenhof early April 2016. Due to the cold spring, it was uncertain how many flower fields would be blooming and and if it would be worth a 400 km drive. So in the end we cancelled the meetup, but drove over with a few friends to see what’s going on! […]

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Macro photography using extension tubes

If you are starting with macro photography, you may start looking for the right equipment. Maybe you have a point-and-shoot camera or any other camera with an build in fixed lens, then you probably have an macro mode of the camera. For cameras with interchangeable lenses, like Nikon, Canon or Sony you can buy very […]

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