Dear TE Friends,
I was roaming many times on Amsterdam's streets in the evenings, along the channels. I can recommend it to everybody, wonderful experience.
The Leidsegracht channel is visible on the photo. Along the channel elegant houses visible from the 17-18th century. In the background neo-gothic De Krijtberg church visible; designed in 1884 by Alfred Tepe, it replaced a clandestine Jesuit chapel.
Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From its canals to world-famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe.
Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity. It has all the advantages of a big city: culture, nightlife, international restaurants, good transport - but is quiet, and largely thanks to its canals, has a little road traffic. In Amsterdam your destination is never far away, but get a bike for most authentic experience.
Its name is derived from Amstel dam,indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel where the Dam Square is today. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading centre for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were formed.
The city is the financial and cultural capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world's top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, part of Euronext, is located in the city centre. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, its red-light district and its many cannabis coffee shops, draw 4.2 million tourists annually.
(Source: Amsterdam info & wikipedia)
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mauro61 (52855) 2009-02-23 0:41
mix di luce blu e luce rossa in questo tua bella cartolina notturna.
Immagine dall'inquadratura semplice ma di bell'effetto.
complimenti e buona giornata
mesutilgim (92292) 2009-02-23 0:47
Hi dear George,
Very nice night capture from Amsterdam.
Good pov -with the row of typical Amsterdam architecture at right- and good light management.
Good and usefull notes. Simple but nice framing
TFS and best regards
snunney (94751) 2009-02-23 1:02
A fine night time capture of this lovely architecture. Excellent perspective along the street heightened by the repeating motifs of the street lights. Good exposure control with the additional bonus of the lovely blue sky. Lovely warm colours and superb clarity. A great image.
JanD (0) 2009-02-23 1:09
Wonderful lightness and brightness. Good colors. Very good sharpness. Original composition. Good job.
RedDevil (1217) 2009-02-23 1:18
Photos fantastic, good colors, perfect POV, excellent perpective. Bravo
Gerrit (51876) 2009-02-23 1:18
Excellent nightshot and great POV.
You're making a great portrait of my city, my friend.
besnard (55794) 2009-02-23 1:37
Une très belle image nocturne riche en couleur et en lumière. C'est du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
hay_kes (30858) 2009-02-23 1:57
What a stunning night shot vit excellent POV, colours, lighting and perspective.TFS.
Have a nice week,
azaf1 (15929) 2009-02-23 2:26
A nice blue hour shot with very nice perspective and of course great color and very nicely framed
Have a nice week and TFS
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-02-23 3:26
Superb exposure here, with great resulting colors.
Have a nice day,
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-02-23 3:29
there is some nice repetitive patterns
well framed empty street, the square format works perfectly
carper (96) 2009-02-23 3:58
very nice one George
good perspective, nice evening shot here, good composition and a pleasant job, good one my friend, have a nice day.
macondo (19253) 2009-02-23 4:12
A very impressive and atmospheric blue hour shot, with good perspective and sharp details. The colours are very pleasing, and I like the placing of the footpath off the centre of the picture. Well done.
jjcordier (79295) 2009-02-23 6:59
Les couleurs de la nuit sont très belles à Amsterdam!Un très beau cadrage pour cette excellente photo.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-02-23 8:52
This summer I saw Amsterdam and you are right the atmosphere was great in the evening. You reflected the beauty of the city very well, very nice composition,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-02-23 9:45
They are very characteristic the windows of Amsterdam with their small panes. Very night good image. Congratulations.
Have a nice evening
ymrk (15051) 2009-02-23 10:05
I love that graphical view.Very fine lighting in the same time its contrast.
Take care of yourself,my friend!
bobocortis (15992) 2009-02-23 11:05
Great perspective and depth, with a great light management in this blue hour mood.
I would have preferred to see a walking human figure, but there was not..
xavshot (69835) 2009-02-23 12:18
une belle gestion de l'exposition et une belle sensation de calme dans cette image. Les couleurs ressortent bien. Beau travail.
ifanik (21679) 2009-02-23 12:30
Wonderful light and colours my friend
Have a nice week
paura (47186) 2009-02-23 12:54
Supperb blue hour shot here, friend. A lovely place taken under a poetic view. Well done!
TopGeo (38216) 2009-02-23 15:08
Hi George Excellent point! What a magnificent POV, really magic atmosphere here, with incredible lights and warm colors.
I like this spectacular image, well done
ktanska (26765) 2009-02-23 23:00
Cosy feeling of evening walk. This is so definitely Amsterdam, even without a canal in sight. Wide sidewalk. Narrow houses with big windows. And lowest floors below street level. Street illumination has nice warm tones.
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-02-24 14:34
Perfect night shot. Great composition and sharpness,fine light, good expouser and wonderful colors,
jemaflor (93121) 2009-02-26 4:14
Well managed your nightshot, taken at the good moment to have a blue night sky, warm light on th frontages, good depth whith that angle.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2011-09-05 10:54
You capture perfect the atmposphere from Amsterdam. Excellent colours and depth, The quantity of details is incredible.
Excellent technique and result.
Have a nice evening,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Exposure: f/3.5, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-23 0:38
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