‘Amsterdam - On the bridge to NEMO’
Close to the Central railway station of Amsterdam you find an immense green building that appears to be rising out of the water. 0ften it is compared to a ship.
This very remarkable construction from 1997 is the Science Center NEMO and designed by Renzo Piano, the famous Italian architect. It comprises five floors packed with scientific and technological things to do and discover.
From the bridge leading to the building, I thought I had a well framed view of it.
My recent visit of Amsterdam was marked by lots of rain, wind and cold weather. This picture was taken in the late afternoon during one of the few and brief brightenings of the sky.
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papagolf21 (110414) 2013-05-28 23:12
Bel effet de perspective bénéficiant également d'une très bonne lumière.
Le cadrage est fort bien pensé et donne de la force à cette composition.
Très bonne journée.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-05-28 23:19
Excellent presentation of this modern part of Amsterdam!The scene appeals to me much,especially your POV so close to the steel element of the bridge on the right side(gives almost kind of 3D feeling to it).
Another thing is definitely the afternoon light,so nicely glowing the whole scene with its warm,soft light.
Have a nice day
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-05-28 23:47
Hello Paul - This is a fine composition, the structure of the bridge both envelopes the viewer and draws him into the shot. The light is exceptionally lovely adding atmosphere an a pleasant warmth to the colours. Fine work; I really feel part of the scene. Warm regards rosemary
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-28 23:59
The lines of the construction created a very interesting and original scene taken during a nice moment with a lovely warm lighting. Like the way you managed depth and perspective at this composition and finally provided us with superb work! TFS.
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-05-29 0:42
Superbe POV et excellent cadrage sur cette originale architecture. Une belle perspective et une lumière splendide. Bravo!
dta (82960) 2013-05-29 0:50
Bonjour Paul ,
La meilleure perspective pour nous présenter ce pont et ses structures métaliques , avec l'étonnant batiment vert en arrière plan . La lumière et le ciel subliment la superbe composition .
hidibyendu (929) 2013-05-29 2:20
Exceelent presentation of this nice architecture.
Great POV. Nice composition and good DOF.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-29 10:31
E' vero il NEMO sembra in effetti una grande nave dipinta di verde e solo ad una attenta osservazione e grazie alle tue note si capisce che è un edificio.
La composizione è molto interessante con la struttura del ponte in primo piano che movimenta la scena e con le sue ombre conferisce maggior vigore alla scena.
Ottima la nitidezza, ben dosati contrasto e saturazione che esaltano la notevole luminosità della scena.
Buone, come tuo solito le note.
Ciao e buona serata
m (0) 2013-05-29 11:12
this light is gorgeous as is the point of view you chose to show this beautiful graphic construction at its best.
Excellent picture, my compliments.
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (34007) 2013-05-29 11:14
wonderful snapshot of this interesting bridge. Excellent composition, fine clarity and good colors. I like the view very much. Very well done. TFS.
All the best,
mesutilgim (97738) 2013-05-29 12:11
A perfect lecture how a good pov should be !
Very nice capture with amazing ligth and perfect pictorial geometry. Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice evening
cornejo (47298) 2013-05-29 12:15
Hi Paul, good composition of this interesting place, very well captured with a great pov, very good in this photo. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent and beautiful job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-05-29 13:28
very nice shot..
nice structure of the bridge..
excellent sharpness..good colour tones...
lovely yellow light & like the moment-sunset..
lousat (98351) 2013-05-29 13:50
Hi Paul,great capture of the bridge of Piano,the most famous modern architecht of my country that had transformes the old Genova port,the perspective is really beautiful and this pink sky too,i like it!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (160975) 2013-05-30 3:52
Van Damme naar Amsterdam is maar 300km, dus niet heel ver.
U koos een zeer goede hoek, dicht tegen de constructie waardoor er een mooie diepte ontstaat.
Ik ben nog nooit op deze plaats geweest waardoor ik het gebouw in de achtergrond niet herken.
Heel mooie wolken aan de hemel, het was gisteren hier weer bingo, bijna geheel de dag regen.
Goede samenstelling en geode presentatie. Bedankt
dip (23892) 2013-05-30 12:56
a beautiful photo with excellent light management and amazing perspective,
the quality of the photo is also great!
rbassin (24343) 2013-05-30 12:59
C'est une superbe photo;
Graphisme , couleur, architecture et une très belle lumière.
pajaran (66360) 2013-05-30 21:58
Dobar tekst o mostu i dizajneru ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazan most i trenutak sa senkom.
Lepa konstrukcija mosta i arhitektura u pozadini.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good article on the bridge and designer ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely shown the bridge and the moment the shadow.
Beautiful bridge structure and architecture in the background.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
ChrisJ (118961) 2013-05-31 1:47
I like the warm cold colour contrast between the yellow red and the blue sky. Good sharpness and the green building in the top left sort of looks a bit like one of the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Excellent perspective and graphism with nice repetition of the bridge support rails. Tfs!
jcpix (13950) 2013-05-31 17:04
Well, you certainly took full advantage of the break in the weather...this is really neat! Wonderful colors throughout, and the rich glow of the sunlight brings it all together. A fun play of shapes and lines with a strong depth of field to have it all in focus and detailed. These are fleeting types of moments, and you've done a great job in capturing the atmosphere before it disappeared into the late evening. Thanks for sharing this view. Have a great weekend ahead.
raszid62 (18515) 2013-06-01 1:37
Beautiful, modernist bridge photographed in a wonderful late afternoon light. Building on the other side looks like a big ship like a futuristic Noah's ark. Superb quality of this great composition.
Cricri (126778) 2013-06-01 12:38
Une belle lumière sur l'architecture original du pont
Bonne profondeur, cadrage, très belle réalisation
abmdsudi (58292) 2013-06-02 2:46
This is quality shot, there's immense perspective and depth created by the modern designed bridge when all the strong geometrical lines converge at the intersection. The play of light & shadow enhances the graphical effect well. A captivating shot, fine works. Congrats
adramad (49992) 2013-06-02 9:06
Wonderful composition, linking the modern architecture of the bridge with the great perspective that leads the eye towards the original building we see in the background, very nice sky completes the picture nicely.
Very good the management of the brightness and sharpness, to enjoy all the details.
Enjoy the weekend.
All the best.
emka (107819) 2013-06-02 12:11
Hi Paul, I missed this view when I was in Amsterdam. I knew about the bridge and NEMO but I had not more time. Remarkable construction indeed. Excellent presentation of modern Amsterdam. Interesting bridge.
mcmtanyel (29732) 2013-06-02 20:32
Exquisite composition with every technical aspect masterfully executed, resulting in a gem of a photo. TFS.
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ikeharel (79229) 2013-06-06 1:04
Thanks Paul, and good morning.
Pink tone of the late afternoon's over the iron-construction of the modern bridge, mingle well with the ship-shaped building on the other side.
good contrast to grey clouds aloft, well chosen perspective.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-09 3:13
This modern bridge is very unique and interesting. It also gives your shot an amazing focal point. Good to include some visitors, that we better understand the dimension of the bridge. Well done
mjw364 (1466) 2013-06-09 15:19
the lines of the bridge take us nicely into the shot and hen you are intrigued by that ship shaped building in green. Good that you had a break in the weather to capture such warm light too.
jemaflor (103685) 2013-06-11 9:55
Architecture contemporaine bien présentée, bon effet de profondeur d'image et surtout superbe teintes chaudes sur cette structure, bien capturée et rendu.
Waylim (25436) 2013-06-12 10:05
This is a beutiful image. Perfect time of day, with this low warm sunset light illuminated the landscape in golden light, and casting nice long soft shadow. Teh dark sky adds a sense of drama and give strong contrast. There beautifiul color pallet throughout the whole iamge. Great POV that put us right on the bridge. I feel like I can go across the river with everyone else.
Didi (60590) 2013-06-12 10:19
Very good frame quality
Nice soft lights ambiance
Good sharp picture
Royaldevon (43939) 2013-06-13 14:48
I immediately perceived the building as a ship! It is an easy mistake to make, especially being so close to the water.
I like how you have used the bridge, with its detailed structure and soft evening highlights, to create an irresistible link between the f/g and the Science Centre. The figures assist with the understanding of scale, whilst the flags extend the shot onwards, giving extra depth.
My warm regards,
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-06-15 4:53
you profited very well of this brief moment of good weather, the building is very nice as well as the p.o.v. you have chosen.
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-06-23 3:32
Hi Paul ,
Hope your are enjoying your Sunday too.Nice shot from the science center in Amsterdam.The picture is perfectly good on its composition, details, colors, atmosphere and quality. Excellent job!
Best regards, Farhat
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-06-30 1:54
Great frame taking from this original POV. The warm light is perfect for a great picture. Congratulations!
PiotrF (23138) 2013-09-10 13:13
I've been around. I did not know that this bridge is so photogenic.
Warm light, very good contrast.Pleasant image to look at.
Disabled_A (0) 2013-09-22 2:50
I like the lighting (thanks to the change of weather!) and the interesting, well-balanced perspective composition.
Yes, judging by the photo, it was very windy! but the wind adds a bit of a special mood to the scene, doesn't it :)