‘Amsterdam - No luck for the ‘Amsterdam’’
Within walking distance of the Central Railway Station of Amsterdam (behind the Science Center NEMO) you find the Netherlands Maritime Museum (Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum).
Next to this building you can see a replica of the ‘Amsterdam’, a magnificent 18th-century cargo ship of the Dutch East India Company.
Between 1985 and 1990 this replica was built by volunteers by only using tools that existed in the 18th century. The replica is accessible for visitors of the museum.
The picture was taken just before the last sun rays of the evening disappeared behind the clouds.
When I saw a sightseeing boat arriving, I wanted to draw attention to the stark contrast between the old ship and the modern but much smaller boat. Seeing the result afterwards, I can only note that the boat is simply almost unnoticed next to the majestic Amsterdam.
Why did the real Amsterdam had no luck?
Read the information I found on Wikipedia:
The maiden voyage of the ‘Amsterdam’ was planned from Texel (an island in North-Holland) to the settlement Batavia (in the present Indonesia).
On 15 November 1748 the ship made its first attempt but returned on 19 November 1748 due to an adverse wind.
The Amsterdam made a second attempt on 21 November 1748, which also failed and from which the ship returned on 6 December 1748.
The third attempt was made on 8 January 1749. But the Amsterdam was wrecked in a storm on the English Channel on 26 January 1749.
The shipwreck was discovered in 1969 in the bay of Bulverhythe, United Kingdom, and is sometimes visible during low tides.
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mrichat (1755) 2013-06-16 20:23
you have represented a wonderful image with maintaining the softness of the colors.good balance of warmth of color and contrast.the cruize is huge and antique looking.I like the framming also.Thanks for sharing.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-16 20:37
wow..what a huge cruise.like your presentation and the warm colors.great pov.i think the 3 masts and the flags on them make the pic that much more attractive.
howladersourav (341) 2013-06-16 21:56
It is a picturesque shot. You've got good moment to capture the colour of the clouds as background, which matches perfectly with the subject. Very well composed and good lighting.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Let us share our world to each other.
carlo62 (55776) 2013-06-16 23:46
la storia della nave è molto triste, una nave che non è mai riuscita ad esserlo, come un uccello che non ha mai spiccato il volo.
La foto è molto bella, la luce calda del tramonto invade tutto e crea una bella atmosfera.
Il battello moderno è praticamente invicibile, l'imponenza dell'antica nave è magnifica.
Bella condivisione e bella nota.
papagolf21 (110414) 2013-06-17 0:02
Très belle composition. La réalisation s'apparente à une peinture. Le sujet principal est parfaitement mis en valeur et bénéficie d'une lumière magnifique.
Les couleurs sont superbes.
Très bonne journée.
dta (82960) 2013-06-17 1:14
Bonjour PAul ,
Un trois mats majestueux , sous un éclairage de toute beauté . L'image est composée à la perfection est fait penser à un tableau de maître .
cargus (10632) 2013-06-17 1:46
Wonderful composition of colors you framed. The clarity, colors and lights very well managed. Very well done.
kato (11630) 2013-06-17 2:32
You're capturing well this a replica of 18th-century cargo ship by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the cargo ship of Great Navigation Age. As compared with the boat which anchors in front of cargo ship, its huge size is known well. It's impressive in high mast besides the big cargo body. The whole is harmonized and balanced well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.
siudzi (34141) 2013-06-17 3:55
This ship looks really outstanding at your pic! Perfectly seen and presented with a lovely special lighting on it and the surroundings. Love the pastel mood of your image. Well done!
Sergiom (89279) 2013-06-17 5:44
Il est magnifique ce voilier, surtout dans cette luminosité de fin de journée. Il est aussi très imposant si on le compare au bateau moderne qui passe devant au moment de la photo. Le travail de post production est très intéressant.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-17 6:05
I love this! It has an old master painting feel about it and the subject matter just seems to fit this motive so aptly. Glorious light and immaculate detail give the view a beautiful and magical atmosphere. Stunning work!
Have a good week - Brian.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-17 6:44
Una delle tue foto più belle e spettacolari che non mi stanco di ammirare.
Eccellente nella composizione e spettacolare per l'illuminazione fantastica che avvolge il vascello e e il paesaggio che lo circonda.
Un ottimo scatto che gode di una composizione eccellente e di una bella gestione del colore e della luce.
Complimenti! Un eccellente lavoro.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
Oceania (5202) 2013-06-17 7:24
You are a master on colors for all your wonderful pictures. This one is no exception.
Your story behind the scene is very informative and interesting. I really enjoy to read it.
ktanska (29469) 2013-06-17 9:36
Impressive ship in lovely warm tone light. Yes this ship is quite famous, being on such a visible location. But I didn't know the history of (or had forgotten) it.
Thanks for a reminder!
ikeharel (79229) 2013-06-17 9:45
Good evening Paul,
I remember this ship and the maritime-museum there, visited in 2/2002.
Fine golden light over the galeon, also know the story about, and especially impressed with the statue on her bow: I think it is a mermaid, not seen on pic. here.
cornejo (47298) 2013-06-17 9:50
Hi Paul, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting boat with beautiful sun rays, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
olive224 (2719) 2013-06-17 11:31
Nice image, great composition, the colors are very saturated and a bit surrealistic
The boat is really beautiful
THanks for sharing
mesutilgim (97738) 2013-06-17 12:09
Another "masterpiece" in your gallery !
Not only the photographic quality but also your notes makes it as perfect job !
TFS and best regards
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-06-17 12:36
The ship is very beautiful.
Fantastic and wonderful composition.
I like very pleasant and soft colours tones.
npecanhuk (78923) 2013-06-17 19:35
Very beautiful picture for its well chosen subject, colors, exposure, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (103038) 2013-06-17 23:56
very nice and interesting view of replica of old ship in Amsterdam. Good POV, colors and composition. Interesting informations. Solid photo-work.
Have a nice day.
emka (107819) 2013-06-17 23:58
Hi Paul, beautiful photo of this old cargo ship. Majestic vessel. I like the vivid colours and certain softness. it looks like a painting of the Dutch master.
jhm (160975) 2013-06-18 3:27
Deze foto lijkt meer op een schilderij dan op een foto.
Zo mooi genomen en samengesteld.
Ik dacht dat deze boot op het Ei lag, maar ik zal het niet goed meer weten.
Dit is werkelijk een pracht van een foto Paul, zo mogen er meer komen.
Heel mooi gepresenteerd, bedankt.
Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen met 31.8° C.
delpeoples (59886) 2013-06-18 5:23
Salut cher Paul
Such a magical shot, the light here is truly exquisite, turning the ship into a golden galleon. The reflections are equally beautiful and I like the white frame you used, it really accentuates the warm tones.
Thanks for sharing, bonne journee
pajaran (66360) 2013-06-18 22:46
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tesk o starom brodu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na brod i trenutak sa oblacima.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i brod.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good article on the old board, with the given data and history ...
Nice view of the vessel and the moment the clouds.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and shown the ship.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-06-19 2:39
Congratulations for this superb light which is the more attractive composition. Your picture seems to be a painting.
Sonata11 (34007) 2013-06-19 10:10
very beautiful capture of this scene. Beautiful boat and whole surroundings. Wonderfully executed with a nice atmosphere. I really enjoying this scenery. Bravo !!!! Tfs.
Warm regards, Barbara
PiotrF (23138) 2013-06-19 13:26
great view of fantastic palaces, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-06-20 6:48
Fantastic composition of the ship ,lovely true colors, good light and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.I love the three flags atop the masts.TFS.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-21 3:04
i took the photo of this famous ship from the bottom, as we were passing by her with a canal cruise. the weather and lighting look very well. color temperature makes the sky look a bit green, but that might be my screen.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-06-21 4:42
Hello Paul, a marvelous composition, very impressive and majestic presentation!
thank you for your kind words and the warm welcome!
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-06-22 14:26
Heil, ¶wietny pomys³ na promocjê regionu i turystyki, podobaj± mi siê barwy i ten statek. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
macjake (73061) 2013-06-22 14:33
Oh what I'd give to go and see the actual ship at low tides in the UK...I bet that would be very very interesting and a sight to remember.
and its interesting too, that they built this replica with tools only from that era.
lovely shot with the lighting, its majestic and elegant.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-06-22 22:17
beautiful light and colors, yes the old boats is so Majestic that the new one is almost unnoticed.
rychem (43394) 2013-06-22 22:25
Imposing sailing ship, beautiful and colorful photo, fantastic light and composition
m (0) 2013-06-23 0:56
this sailing ship may be unlucky but its replica is absolutely beautiful here. Great postcard. And yes, the sightseeing boat looks almost like a part of the deck.
Love the sunlight here, so warm and delicate. Lovely colors.
Have a happy Sunday!
Didi (60590) 2013-06-23 9:40
Il s'agit donc d'une reproduction de ce navire célèbre ou bien ai je mal compris le texte en Anglais :)
Intéressantes dominante chaude de début de soirée
Royaldevon (43939) 2013-06-23 10:51
It was an unlucky vessel but I can't help noticing how magnificent it appears in comparison with the modern barge!
The low sun has done a fine job furnishing golden hues on the water, on the ship and on the facades of the nearby building. A delightful photograph in its colours and its sharp details.
My warm regards,
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-23 23:03
Très belle lumière sur ce magnifique bateau situé devant le musée maritime.
mcmtanyel (29732) 2013-06-26 13:03
This is a magnificent ship. The color and light management of your photo are excellent. The composition of your photo is very pleasant, too. However, to address your comment on the sightseeing boat, I think if you had waited a bit until the little boat passed the the Amsterdam (by even a tad bit), it would be more noticeable in the photo. Of course, I wasn't there and do not know if there is another obstacle further downstream, similar to the pier on the right. Overall, this is a very high quality picture and I would not worry too much about the sightseeing boat. Your photo still manages to show how it is dwarfed by the Amsterdam.
Cricri (126778) 2013-07-04 11:32
Quelle belle image, j'aime l'éclat de la lumière qui rehausse les couleurs, le cadrage est excellent, très belle image
Tigerlily (3379) 2013-07-06 15:13
A superb shot... unbelievable!The colour, light, and clarity are excellent. Looks like a painting...
adramad (49992) 2013-07-08 8:10
One interesting note gives us enough background of history and the fate of the splendid boat, to which this reply shows his beauty and grandeur, is a beautiful ship and you've captured a sensational POV that sky so beautiful.
Very good the management of brightness and optimum sharpness, nice color range contributes to the success of the image.
Have a good evening.
abmdsudi (58292) 2013-07-08 9:17
There's a lot to attract the eye in this image including, the vibrant colours, the masts reaching out the wonderful blue sky, the golden light on side of the proud galleon and the shimmering water, what else can we ask for!! It's nicely composed shot and the history to go along, indeed this galleon really is something and you have got this one in a great setting, it captures the type of weather conditions in one glance and takes the eye all round the frame making her stands out so clearly and stunningly. This is a magnificant capture and your effort is well paid off. My congrats
limielski (0) 2013-08-25 7:19
I don't know how it happened I didn't give you any comment for this superb work!
Amazing colours like in oil painting. A ship is really magnificent and you with your professional skills show it in extraordinary way!!
Have a nice sunday evening!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-09-06 9:52
Beautiful tall ship! Nicely captured with good pov and it has good dof with sharp details. I like the colors especially of the clouds and good lighting. Well done, tfs.
maloutim (9751) 2013-09-15 14:50
Good evening Paul,
A majestic ship captured in beautiful light conditions ! The golden rays of the sun have struck the ship, the sea, the buildings, and have given the sky this fine special blue tint.
Indeed the contrast is great between the old ship and the new boat !
Thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (118961) 2013-09-21 2:42
Definitely a case of third time UNlucky! (with the wrecking). Eventually I suppose the wreck will be salvaged and placed in a museum. The Batavia was retrieved off the west Australian coast and what remains is now in the Fremantle shipwrecks museum near Perth. I was lucky enough to go see it so have some idea how great these ships were. Tfs!
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-09-30 10:55
Cette magnifique photo m'a échappé! La lumière et les couleurs sont sublimes, un vrai tableau. La reproduction du trois mats est très réussi.
jmdias (69282) 2013-10-11 1:44
very nice view of the old boat. I liked these details and the special golden light. Brazilians created a replica from the first Portuguese boat that arrived in brazil in 1500 but it was full of problems.