Last week I spent three days in a business trip to Amsterdam. Unfortunately, my schedule was too busy to see many places however I've found 2 hours to walk around the central railway station. Cloudy Amsterdam looks fantastic! Hope you like my short series from this magical city:)
Post processing added in Photoshop.
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macjake (71059) 2013-06-15 1:01
Yes, good for you to at least take a couple of hours out of yr day to explore. Was this yr first time in Amsterdam? Love the photo of the crooked homes, its more realistic this way.
The subdued colors and reflections are very sweet.
Enjoy yr day
carlo62 (53282) 2013-06-15 1:16
un angolo della città molto bello, ripreso con la tua solita bravura.
I palazzi sono magnifici ed il loro riflesso è molto particolare, sembra formato da strisce.
Bravo, come sempre.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-15 1:19
una splendida realizzazione che è anche una originale interpretazione della città olandese.
Hai trovato un bel soggetto, lo hai fotografato al meglio in una giornata cupa che però ben si addiceva ad esso tanto da ricavarne una immagine molto suggestina.
Particolarmente bello il taglio verticale che include poche case ed il loro intero riflesso nelle acque del canale.
Una ottima realizzazione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
kasianowak (10021) 2013-06-15 1:28
Widze, ze mimo napietego programu zajec, swietnie wykorzystalas te niewielka ilosc wolnego czasu. Zdjecie ma atmosfere, swietnie oddalas nastroj miasta w pochmurny dzien.
Nicou (148498) 2013-06-15 1:32
sueprbe reflet et image quel rendu sur l'eau superbe captage avec cette architecture allongée de ces façades quelle compo et vue grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
olive224 (2719) 2013-06-15 1:34
Very nice clarity and sharpness on this nice image.
The windows make a nice composition and the reflection in the water works fine
Have a good week end ;)
gojo (1769) 2013-06-15 2:12
Charming is the word, and so is Your photo!
Very attractive. Perfect framing,
annjackman (21901) 2013-06-15 2:18
This has to be one of my favourite cities and this is one of my favourite pictures from there. You have captured the crooked tall houses very well. The stormy sky and the light on the houses are perfect. I very much enjoy the elongated reflections.
Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-15 2:22
now i am freaked out, because last night i was postprocessing a VERY similar photo i had made in bruges, to upload it today! well, it can wait for a while :) i love those chocolate houses, each with unique features though they seem similiar to the non-attentive eyes. i was also in amsterdam for business purposes, yet i enjoyed every possible aspect of it, leaving too little time for photography :)
ikeharel (76145) 2013-06-15 2:32
Good morning Gosia,
The low-light conditions did not deficient the beauty of this charming town houses.
Yet, managed to show a row of facades reflected on the canal's, and some of those houses actually tilted .
How typical, but exquisite beauty.
Nice collected the view upon.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-15 3:38
chyba jedno z najbardziej uroczych miast na naszym kontynencie.Wyjatkowo polozone i z tak piekna architektura.Kolejny raz bardzo podoba mi sie sposob w jaki poddalas zdjecie obrobce.Wyglada jakbys uzyla jakiegos filtra,ktory wplywajac na kolorystyke zdjecia tworzy wyjatkowa atmosfere tej sceny.
Piekna i bardzo nastrojowa kompozycja!
Pozdrawiam serdecznie i zycze milego weekendu
PaulVDV (31177) 2013-06-15 3:53
You've presented well the beautiful old architecture at the Damrak.
Unfortunately the weather was quite dark and looking at the water I see that there was also a fair amount of wind. A few weeks ago I spent several days in Amsterdam. Most of the time the weather was real bad. Even with about 48 hours of non stop rain. Almost all of my pictures look dark and show a very dull sky. Then one evening, the sun broke through the clouds and the light was magnificent. Then the reflections in the canals became really beautiful. But I only had about two hours to run back to the different points of interest to re shoot my pics very quckly. Impossible to get everywhere again in such a limited time.
I do have a bright view of the Damrak with the same buildings that you show here and with quite clear reflections. I will post it another time.
Your spare time in Amsterdam was too short. You will have to go back once. I'm sure you as a photographer will enjoy lots of beautiful and picturesque corners in the city as well as the traditional and the modern architecture.
Have a nice weekend, Paul
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-06-15 3:58
hi dear Gosia,
A nice photograph with Very beautiful reflection.
There is a nice contrast.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-15 4:24
one of the best shot from Amsterdam I have ever seen here on TE. Your execution and presentation here are just timeless and stunningly beautiful. This shot captures the very essence of this beautiful old Dutch city. Superb imagery!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
cornejo (45432) 2013-06-15 5:08
Gosia Witaj very good view of this interesting and beautiful picture of Amsterdam, very well captured in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings and best wishes from southern Spain.
delpeoples (59434) 2013-06-15 5:16
Witaj dear Gosia
This is a stunning photo, worthy of being hung or in a magazine. I love the vertical frame, the purplish caste, the symmetry of the reflections. The architectural details have been obtained superbly. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend.
Sergiom (86039) 2013-06-15 6:06
On dirait dans ce magnifique cadrage que les maisons se tiennent comme un château de carte. Si on en enlève une elles vont toutes s'écraser. J'aime cette luminosité toute spéciale.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-06-15 6:58
good choice of the vertical frame for this shot with high visual impact
Of course good use of the reflections
Best regards, have a nice WE
Noel_Byrne (33060) 2013-06-15 8:34
This is such a cool city, and you have captured the essence of its unique architecture so very well here! Some of those buildings look almost as if they are melting into each other, but each has a unique and wonderful design. Such a bonus to have them with this reflection too.
All the best
mjw364 (1466) 2013-06-15 9:39
Wonderful composition and nice palette of colours. intriguing buildings and g great reflections.
I really like how the houses appear crooked!
Fis2 (103954) 2013-06-15 10:09
odbicie w wodzie dodaje uroku tej kompozycji.
Ciekawe swiatlo i kolorystyka.
rychem (40681) 2013-06-15 10:26
Piękna ta architektura Beneluksu, doskonałe ujęcie, każdy domek w innym kolorze, a światło i odbicia znakomite
Silvio1953 (150289) 2013-06-15 10:53
Ciao Gosia, great parade of lovely facades, fashionating reflections, lovely composition, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (41819) 2013-06-15 12:16
I have to applaud you for creating this fine photograph, despite the lack of good light. The buildings, huddling together for warmth, are sharply exposed and, though their reflections are disturbed by the ripples, still make a most attractive addition.
The colour palette reminds me of dark chocolate ... another reason for loving it!!
My warm regards,
Urs (14082) 2013-06-15 19:30
This is a beautiful double image e.g. the reflection doubles the house row which looks like fresh from the bakery. It was not a very bright day, but the colour hues are vivid and the sharpness is high. Well done
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-15 19:46
i love this shot from AMSTERDAM. great color tone and composition.like the architecture here.are the 2nd and the 3rd houses from left really crooked and a bit tilted or is it my illusion.
Alco (7531) 2013-06-15 19:54
Very nice shot of these buildings.I mainly like the architecture of the second building on the right.I also like the long lines formed by the reflections of the buildings in the water.Beautiful colors and sharp picture.Very well done.
Have a nice Sunday.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-15 22:54
Très bonne photo de ce quartier proche de la gare. Les reflets sont étonnants et ton travail de PP très réussi.
mirosu (16273) 2013-06-16 0:23
Excellent view to nice Amsterdam house, perfect reflections.
Indrasish (2943) 2013-06-16 5:41
Great shot here.. Like the vertical format.. Also great color.. Like the reflection in the water and the beautiful sky.. Very well done.. Thanks for sharing..
williewhistler (16412) 2013-06-16 7:19
I do like this,everything about it is so appealing,from the individual architectural features to the gorgeous colours, a simply stunning photograph.
Very well done.
Best wishes Les.
claudeD (40856) 2013-06-16 7:54
wonderful view from Amsterdam with an excellent composition. fine light managment and amazing reflections in the water. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
npecanhuk (76927) 2013-06-16 13:55
Very interesting and truly beautiful picture!
A great work with those façades and their reflections on the water surface!
Vertical format, exposure, chosen pov and composition are highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
Rafer (0) 2013-06-17 11:12
Mamma mia... excellent shot... one pleausure for the eyes,,,, Greetings my friend...
dale54 (8766) 2013-06-26 11:57
hello gosia,very well taken shot,lovely scene,crop,and love these buildings! dale
adores (46299) 2013-06-26 16:54
Really great and so Dutch! The beautiful houses, the colours, the reflections... A very good shot!
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-07-01 17:51
Even in the clouds, this one is bright and happy, Gosia. These houses have such great character and personality, like a bunch of little kids lining up to give a show, so quirky and proud of themselves. Beautifully presented!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2013-07-08 9:22
It seemed that there has been a different treatment especially in this, compared to your other images. I liked the dark mood in this, complements the crooked lines and buildings. Nice reflections and composition too! Great shot!
kordinator (21521) 2013-07-14 0:40
Very attractive image in vertical format.
The windows make a nice composition and the reflection in the water works fine.
Excellentclarity and sharpness on this nice image.
bayno (18344) 2013-07-27 0:37
Hello Gosia, i miss this one, wonderful tones and refelction, i like the particular architecture....well seen and taken....I can not do anything but join the chorus of applause ;)))
have a nice WE:::
gus72 (3719) 2013-08-17 17:43
Hi Gosia !!
I love pictures of buildings... this image is Superb !!! the buildings are so unique to this city.Different colours, windows and decorations ....... it is a gem of a photo... and then the sky..... there is a perfect colour match to the rest of the image.
Congratulations...... I would be more than satisfied to get just ONE PHOTO like this in two hours.
Greetings from Moss Vale
dcole (281) 2014-07-27 11:59
Classic Amsterdam :) I'd buy this as a postcard, you have a great eye for composition, great shot!
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (34141)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-14 23:58