Much of the Amsterdam canal system is the successful outcome of city planning. In the early part of the 17th century, with immigration at a height, a comprehensive plan was put together, calling for four main, concentric half-circles of canals with their ends resting on the IJ bay. Known as the "grachtengordel", three of the canals are mostly for residential development (Herengracht or ‘’Patricians' Canal’’; Keizersgracht or ‘’Emperor's Canal’’; and Prinsengracht or ‘’Prince's Canal’’), and a fourth, outer canal, Singelgracht, for purposes of defense and water management. The plan also envisaged interconnecting canals along radii; a set of parallel canals in the Jordaan quarter (primarily for the transportation of goods, for example, beer); the conversion of an existing, inner perimeter canal (Singel) from a defensive purpose to residential and commercial development; and more than one hundred bridges. The defensive purpose of the Nassau/Stadhouderskade was served by moat and earthen dikes, with gates at transit points but otherwise no masonry superstructures.
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danos (83051) 2012-06-15 3:26
nice this part of the canal system with the floating boats-houses to dominating the area.I like the creating perspective as the light management.
Have a good day,danos
timecapturer (45143) 2012-06-15 3:32
an original and effective composition this. Like the aspect and the nautical elements. Delicately managed light that makes the darker shades so compelling and attractive. Creative imagery!
Have an enjoyable weekend - Brian.
Nicou (116224) 2012-06-15 4:30
Merveilleuse iamge et compo superbe cadrage et captage avec la belle barrière bleu et ces bâteau colorés une emrvielle grandisoe.
bravo et amitié
Sergiom (54421) 2012-06-15 5:16
J'aimerais bien avoir une de ces maisons flottantes sur le canal. Juste sentir les vagues lors des déplacements des bateaux et aussi être au centre de l'animation.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-15 8:05
an attractive photo of this classical atmosphere, the composition is spectacular, superb details and lights, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
rbassin (16272) 2012-06-15 12:35
Belle prise de vue,le cadrage est bien pensé avec la barrière en avant plan; la lumière met en évidence les détails.
un bon W-E
siudzi (32325) 2012-06-15 12:44
An original cropping is a key part of this image. Very well seen and executed work. Like it. Thanks for sharing.
emka (73139) 2012-06-15 23:34
Amsterdam, I have such views fresh in my memory. nice shot with very tight crop. good light managemant, pleasant photo.
Have a nice weekend
jhm (135096) 2012-06-16 0:51
Amsterdam in the Netherlands with 1000 bridges about these old city.
Also a lot houseboats on these small canals
Very nice perspective and depth picture.
Nice presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
maria-v1981 (10788) 2012-06-16 4:27
You have found a pretty fine format to capture the theme. This is Amsterdam.
Enjoy the evening,
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-16 6:30
a different image of the canals of Amsterdam, the point of view you chose is interesting, I like the light and shadow combination,
Silvio1953 (115837) 2012-06-16 12:36
Ciao Daniel, great view of "Venice du Nord", lovely composition with beautiful battel, wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-06-17 2:26
O compozitie interesanta care spune ceva despre frumusetea acelor locuri.
O duminica frumoasa!
ChrisJ (94784) 2012-06-17 9:13
Very reminiscent of the canals around Jiangsu in East China. Excellent color, sharpness & saturation. I like the wide angled panoramic crop here. The opposing angles of the fence & the canal add interest here. Tfs!
vasilpro (40739) 2012-06-17 22:54
Wonderful composition, excellent light management, very nice POV and framing, very good contrast and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
polpo56 (15134) 2012-06-18 0:53
a strong light... there was the sun, I suppose. You were lucky: the weather in Amsterdam is normally always cloudy.
adramad (35301) 2012-06-18 9:59
Very nice composition with this plane closed over the canal and the boats anchored in it, an image with a nice light-dark effect. Well done.
Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (39522) 2012-06-18 22:40
A beautiful typical canal scene in early autumn with wonderful detail and I found it quite mesmerizing. Nice use of lines, the boats alongside both quays help lead the eye. and the matching dark water works well. Lovely photo - good perspective, specks of vivid colors are real bonus. Fine shot, Congrats
Cricri (101211) 2012-06-20 10:05
Bon Cadrage, le format pano, la lumière et les péniches et bateau sur le canal