Here's another view of the river Amstel in Amsterdam. This picture is a combination of this picture and this picture.
The name Amstel comes from the old-Dutch word Aeme-stelle, which means Watery Area. The river is 12 km 'long' and along this river Amsterdam was founded in the 13th century. The old name of Amsterdam is Amstelredam, which means 'Dam in the Amstel. (yes, kLE, you were right about this in your critique!).
When I took this picture, I was standing on a bridge, de Halvemaansbrug. The quay on the left is de Staalkade, on the right, it's just called Amstel. The red-and-white building in the middle is de Stopera. Please read more about this building in my other note.
No bicycles this time, but I do have another really Dutch kind of transportation here to offer: the canal touring boat! ;-)
I took this picture on a hazy winterafternoon. I cropped it a bit and increased some colours.
Hope you like it!
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alvaraalto (13066) 2005-02-12 18:45
Nice atmosphere. You did cropped it the right way. The oblong picture is a very good solution here.
robiuk (10807) 2005-02-12 19:06
Right frame-size to fit just a right amount of stuff in it.
The capture fits well its theme (Places) but would also fit another one: Everyday life, no prob.
Very good POV, sharpness is great as it is the perspective! Good work, Lars!
weswang (18223) 2005-02-12 19:28
Nice view angle and color.
This picture gives us a grand view of the city. It looks that the river is used as a highway for transportation.
cessy (13647) 2005-02-13 2:20
very nice shot Lars, excellent angle and composition. you seem to manage to get the colors despite tha hazy condition.
puister (570) 2005-02-13 3:48
Hoi Lars, A nice picture of the Amstel. Good light and the boats make it an interesting scene.
papagolf21 (101852) 2005-02-13 4:49
En France nous avons les bateaux-mouche qui naviguent sur la Seine en faisant découvrir les édifices qui ont marqué l'Histoire.
Ici, des vedettes font de même et permettent d'admirer les berges de cette rivière Amstel !
La composition est très bonne, le soleil était de la partie, et le ciel a bien voulu se montrer bleu !
Très bien vu.
Steft (5975) 2005-02-13 5:50
Yes, good picture. I like the combination of old houses and modern architecture. The boats with wave and the riviers add something extra. The colours are good, especially the red of modern buildings on the background. Good work!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-13 7:01
very ncie atmosphere in Amsterdam, just as I remember it when I last visited, well shot
arth (1454) 2005-02-13 10:53
A beautiful wide view Lars ,a good shooting angle .Nice contrast between the old and new architecture ,the boats making a good depth .Excellent composition and nice contrast
MvS (4163) 2005-02-13 11:08
Nästa gång jag kommer till Amsterdam kommer jag att känna igen mig tror jag. Där borta har vi byggnaden från häromdan.
Trevlig bild med sköna färger, lugn aktivitet och bra komposition. Lite dis, men det var det väl antagligen.
paulspain (625) 2005-02-13 12:27
Hello, Lars. This is a very nice picture of this lovely place. Your composition has an excelent perspective and also a very good light.
The colors are amazing , I love the beautiful colors of the buildings we can see here.
jpdeloof (2546) 2005-02-13 13:18
Beau travail, belle présentation mais je trouve les couleurs un peu légères.
ChristianS (2997) 2005-02-13 14:55
Hi Lars, nice perspective and some lovely buildings flanking the canal. Nice contrast between the canal water and the sky. The boats are a nice addition. Well done!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-02-13 18:12
THanks for your very well organized and useful guidelines, for all of us at "TE".
Good quality photo, light, blue sky and a nice composition with a great perspective of this river. Contrast, light well managed, angle of view.
Sincereally my simley to you, Lars :))) a Favourite also to me! :)))
cmartos (242) 2005-02-13 20:48
Hi Lars, a very nice view of the Amstel. Well composed, with much depth, and the panoramic format is well suited here. A wide and deep view, with good contrast and excellent sharpness. A very nice catch.
Steve_T (421) 2005-02-16 6:22
Good light Lars, good photo, good colours. Well done!
kLe (2196) 2005-09-05 18:19
Hello, Lars. I did not see this picture when you posted it (in February, long time ago). Now I noticed that you included my nickname in your note. Thank you.
I know that these are other boats and other buildings but this picture remembers me a lot a photo from the "ponte Rialto" in Venice. The light is very good. Water is horizontal. Only a see an excess of sharpness.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-05-20 3:43
Lars bonjour !
Une belle lumière sur cette vue. L'eau est très animée avec ces bateaux de touristes. Les couleurs douces donnent une ambiance paisible à ce paysage.
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (36938)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot A75
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-12 17:56