After that fun-filled photo exploration of the Mannekin Pis, I went scouting for some street photography in Brussels. My passion is still photographing people. I love to capture their gestures, thoughts and emotions. Sometimes I had to wait, with my finger already on the shutter, waiting for that decisive moment to come. But sometimes I don’t always get the best shot because other people would be on the way, blocking my view.
I have been reading a lot of tips on Street Photography and the experts’ advice – if you want a sensible eye to camera contact – is to ask permission from the person you wish to photograph. But it is always a difficult challenge, besides, my adrenalin level pumps up just taking shots at random.
But going back to the experts’ advice, I wanted to challenge myself, doing one bit of ‘asking-permission’ at a time, until I get used to it.
Today, I am proud to say that I made two hits!
Here they are:
Yes, she all too willingly posed for me – so cute!
Nice to get these city workers pose for my camera! It’s not that hard after all!
And the rest were all shot at random! It takes a lot of courage but I am getting there!
Enjoy the rest of my stolen shots!
A waiter on smoke break
Never have I seen a floating man as popular as this than in Brussels! Coins are dropping on his begging hat non-stop!
They tend to dress liberal and colourful in Brussels. Here is a sample..
Free taste test and a pose!
“Mr….can you spare me some bread, please…”
“Hey birdie…are you lost?”
Breaking News! Ernest Hemingway found sitting in a Brussels’ square!
Godiva chocolaterie’s publicity trick is to get their staff do the work at full view of passers-by.
Taking a souvenir shot inside the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.
The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, built in 1847, is the first truly monumental shopping mall in Begium.
Hey… we got nice shots!
It’s still winter in Brussels…
These two girls and a bird are watching the world go round…
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Question: How does one pose next to the statue of Charles Karel Buls and his dog?
The statue, sitting in the fountain and reading one of the books he has written, is in Agora Square. It is a memorial to him who was mayor of Brussels from 1881 to 1899. He was responsible for the preservation and restoration of the many heritage buildings particularly the Grand Place which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A child’s pose
A smiling mom’s pose
A serious tourist’s pose
A moustache-mate pose
And a “how-I-adore-him!” pose