The Eastern Docklands is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, located between the IJ and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal. The harbor area was constructed in the late nineteenth century to allow for increasing trade with the Dutch East Indies; a new location was necessitated by the construction of the Amsterdam Centraal railway station, which replaced the old quays. East of the new station was a marshy area called De Rietlanden, with the Zeeburgerdijk, running via the Zeeburch, a fort, to the Zuiderzee. Source: Wikipedia
This shot has been taken from my hotel room (the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre). No tripod.
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Indrasish (2535) 2013-08-03 2:29
What a shot!! Excellent light management.. Love the composition with this ship and the awesome architecture..
Also excellent image quality.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and have a nice saturday..
snunney (76350) 2013-08-03 2:31
A great night time view from your hotel room. A perfectly exposed blue hour image with lots to see. I like the detail and graphical lines offered by the cruise ship and high rise building. Thanks for sharing, have a good weekend.
rbassin (15034) 2013-08-03 2:46
une très bonne photo, la très belle architecture de verre soulignée par les lumières, sont d'un bel effet graphique.
subhendu_bagchi (24343) 2013-08-03 2:50
a superb blue hour presentation I must say. Light is managed superbly. I love the colours in this frame. Vertical framing is superb with the multi-storied building and the ship. Excellent details and sharpness. Very good clarity. A superb one. Tfs.
limielski (2605) 2013-08-03 3:06
W pierwszym momencie jak zobaczyłem Twoje zdjęcie pomyslałem sobie " chciało Ci sie nosić statyw :-)", wiec gdy przeczytałem "no tripod' to musze powiedziec, ze jestem w szoku. Ostrość znakomita, gra świateł kontrastujacych kolorystycznie wyglada pieknie. Super uchwycone "blue hours" i zero szumu przy 1000 ISO.
tedesse (24662) 2013-08-03 3:08
Piekne nocne foto, az sie nie chce wierzyc ze wykonane bez statywu. Piekny widok mialas i fantastycznie wykorzystalas. Super kolory i doskonala ostrosc.
SnapRJW (26942) 2013-08-03 3:24
This is fabulous Gosia! Immediately the colours captivate; the beautiful variety of blues punctuated by the sharp yellows is superb. Moving on from the colours the composition is very good, you certainly had a room with a view; the ship and geometric architecture give way to a soft cityscape and the sky makes an attractive soft textured contrast to the hard-edged architecture. Top class work here. Warm regards Rosemary
Sergiom (50480) 2013-08-03 5:01
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical à l'heure bleue. Il faut dire que le moment est assez spectaculaire avec ce bateau de croisière tout illuminé et ce très bel immeuble aux teintes de jaune et de bleu.
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-08-03 5:50
super temat na zdjecie!Podoba mi sie POV,rewelacyjna jakosc obrazu,ale najbardziej kolorystyka i tak swietny kontrast!Niebieskie i zolte odcienie naprawde ladnie ze soba kontrastuja.
Zdjecie jest super od strony graficzniej!
No i kolejny raz twoj Olympus radzi sobie rewelacyjnie w trudniejszych warunkach.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu
bartekp (4696) 2013-08-03 5:52
Bardzo fajna nocna kompozycja. Na szczególną uwagę zasługuje tu rozkład światła poziomy z lewej i pionowy z prawej.
Jak na brak statywu-ostrość bardzo dobra.
ikeharel (48242) 2013-08-03 5:57
A great evening scene on the harbour, use of lights and the sharpness were immaculate.
The building in blue contrat the stren of the white big vessel with golden-tone illumination's.
Fine shot, well premeditated.
Have a nice weekend,
ourania (22684) 2013-08-03 7:03
this is a stunning photo that has made the most of the view, the blue hour and the lights. A very rewarding and fascinating scenery with many diverse elements combined superbly. Interesting details emerge one by one from the whole scenery, near and far. The bright yellow lights, the little luminous dots beyond the boat and the building as well as the reflection stand out marvellously with their true quality and not just as colours. I like very much the hints of daily life seen through the windows of the building. Great work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
macjake (49236) 2013-08-03 8:11
Another fine ohoto to add to yr collection. The yellow and blue combination works really well here. And the shot is super super sharp!! Love the yellow lettering on the ground and the yellow honey comb look of the windows. Great shot
rychem (16372) 2013-08-03 9:16
Pięknie! Na ten wycieczkowiec tylko wsiadać i popłynąć daleko, daleko ...
Piękne nocne zdjęcie, komplementy
chrisvek (6997) 2013-08-03 9:41
Wow.Awesome capture with splendid details and lightning usage.Nice colors and contrasts.Wonderful architectural details and sharpness.Very good job.
Have a nice evening
cornejo (25461) 2013-08-03 9:42
Hi Gosia, very good photo of this interesting view of the city, taken from the hotel, very well captured in this 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.
All the best from southern Spain.
williewhistler (11236) 2013-08-03 10:18
what a spectacular view!
The contrasting colurs of yellow and blue give the shot such a lot of drama,to take it in the blue hour was a masterstroke.
It`s a lovely photograph,all done without a tripod, well done indeed.
olive224 (2717) 2013-08-03 11:51
Very exciting image ;) i love the blue and yellow tones, very contrasting each other
THe sharpness is amazing for a 1/25 without tripod
Great job, really beautiful ;)
Fis2 (79742) 2013-08-03 11:56
nie wspomne o tym co obok...
Ladny kadr i kolory,
marina7 (8005) 2013-08-03 12:58
stunning image! Two giants side by side captured in a beautiful light of the evening. Super clarity and sharpness, a very sparkling image.
Have a great Sunday!
mjw364 (6490) 2013-08-03 13:36
Great POV and composition. The contrast of blue with the yellows and whites works perfectly. Nice sense of scale and depth too.
Have a good weekend!
carlo62 (23622) 2013-08-03 14:37
indubbiamente una bella vista dalla tua camera, soprattutto ben sfruttata per ottenere una foto di grande effetto.
Eccellente esposizione, con una bella profondità e tante luci e riflessi, un piacere per la vista.
lousat (68469) 2013-08-03 15:15
Hi Gosia,a great moment this cloudy blue hour to take a very beautiful pic like this,very impressives details and colors in the best exposure,a nice adnd original composition made the modern things of this century,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
bukitgolfb301 (33708) 2013-08-03 15:50
Hi dear Gosia
So fantastic and wonderful night shot! Light management is perfect and so gorgeous view can be shared. Very moody color contrast of blue and yellow in various ways and points, that can be made by your high inspiration and professional skills.
Thanks a lot and have a good Sunday! Takero
Periko (1885) 2013-08-03 18:26
The interesting thing about this photo is, for me, the sharpness and the level of light, not the composition. I like it a lot.
jjcordier (70491) 2013-08-03 23:00
On est loin de la vision touristique d'Amsterdam mais quelle superbe photo! Ta chambre d'hôtel t'a permis d'avoir un super POV. Très belle heure bleue aux couleurs splendides. Ton Olympus supporte bien les 1000 ISO!
dkmurphys (44563) 2013-08-04 3:40
Lovely blue hour capture. I like the way you've composed the image and the perfect management of lights. Good work.
SWEETFREEDOM (20802) 2013-08-04 7:56
great light management. colors and details are superb.
timecapturer (41708) 2013-08-05 3:04
a really eye-catching blue hour shot this. I love your composition and superbly managed light that brings out the detailing and atmosphere of this place. Wonderfully original and full of spectacular light. Excellent! Really like it!
Have a good week - Brian.
Royaldevon (24228) 2013-08-05 9:36
What an eye-catching shot!
I wondered if it had been taken from your hotel room!
You certainly had a wonderful vantage point.
This blue hour shot, with its very limited colour palette, creates a mood of calm and of security. Everything seems lit and clear so that everything is unthreatening. That's the mood that I pick up!
My warm regards,
Urs (14082) 2013-08-05 19:42
What a fantastic blue hour shot at docks, showing a splendidly illuminated cruise ship and the office tower half in blue half illuminated. Great vibrant colour hues and high sharpness. Well done
emka (68516) 2013-08-06 0:24
witaj, ja ogladałam w Amsterdamie raczej stare domy i kanały, a tu jaki efektowny widok z wieżowcem i krążownikiem. Miałaś fajny widok z okna. Super zdjęcie z blue hour.
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-08-08 6:03
contrast, high lights, blue colours are very beautiful.
I love the composition.
it is a interesting view.
Leksand (880) 2013-08-08 6:45
I love the light and the colors of the night here! Your composition is very good too. Great work!
Schnappilic (9682) 2013-08-08 11:41
Your picture is really good one. I like the exposure despite difficult condition without tripod. Superb colors and framing. Congratulations!
bayno (18340) 2013-08-10 2:51
a blue hour perfectly exposed, I do not see the burnt areas even in the highlights, beautiful tonal contrast between hot and cold light, nice vertical framing and excellent quality...
have a good WE...
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-10 8:07
I have read a lot of good things about the EM5, and it seems they are true. (Having such a clean image shot at ISO 1000, was unthinkable not many years ago).
In addition to the exposure, I like very much the FoV.
Nicou (111230) 2013-08-10 23:44
Quelle vue sueprbe ce bâtiment moderne avec le belles lumières et le ferra à ces côté sueprbe compo et image bravo.
COSTANTINO (47612) 2013-08-11 2:51
this is a succesful shot in blue with the
modern building and the illuminated boat
accross it,a perfectly exposed blue hour
image with so many interesting details
very wellcomposed,the vertical framing
have a nice Sunday
npecanhuk (59004) 2013-08-11 6:16
Very interesting, attractive and beautiful picture!
Special regards to the exposure, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
annjackman (16763) 2013-08-11 22:35
This is a super night shot with striking colours. The lights in the building have nicely highlighted shapes and reflections within the modern glass-clad structure. Very sharp with an excellent exposure, capturing a sense of the city behind. Very well done.
Cricri (96885) 2013-08-12 11:21
Belle prise a heure bleu, un bleu dominant en contraste avec le jaune et le blanc, netteté et reflets impeccable, très belle réalisation
Graal (94110) 2013-08-14 23:39
przyzwoita jakosc jak na takie parametry i strzal z reki. Interesujacy widok nowoczesnego wiezowca i wycieczkowca. Fajna pora, ta "blue hour". Swiatla tez wyszly ladnie.
korbee (6615) 2013-08-15 12:17
Amazing photo Gosia,and theres so much to see,one can lookk for ages to this ,specially into the building ;=],can I see person inside??
I like the blue atmosphere in combination with the yellow.
This is class work!
claudeD (28826) 2013-08-16 12:06
Wonderful blue hour shot from Amsterdam with a perfect composition and very good light managment. I like your shot here very much, TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
marabu61 (6457) 2013-08-19 4:44
What a view from your hotel room, this is amazing. All that modern blue steel and concrete, the straight lines of the sky scraper, the warmth of the artificial light and the cruise ship, letting one dream of a voyage to far away places, it all adds up to a truly gorgeous picture.
eldancer1 (23039) 2013-08-20 7:45
Awesome capture of the blue hour. Great pov and it has good dof with nice details even at slow speed. Wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
adores (32662) 2013-08-22 15:31
Even without a tripod, you got a great result! The quality is good and the composition is really great. I like your high pov and the ship partially hidden by the high building. Good colours and reflections and a really nice blue hour.
jemaflor (77476) 2013-09-10 11:00
Nice result with these lights and the contrast between golden tones and blue color, good angle and well balanced for the composition.
mvdisco (17490) 2013-09-24 17:04
WoW! What an amazing Point of view !!This is a beautiful nocturne shot well taken at the good time with beautiful tone of colors and light in the blue hour..
Nice details and lovely reflection on water,
Modern architecture and lovely Cruise boat too,
Very well done..My compliments.
tatadalou (4615) 2013-09-29 8:39
I'm admirative of the great quality of the picture whereas you hadn't got a tripod. Excellent sharpness and light management. Blue and yellow tones complete each other. Congrats !
kato (11052) 2013-10-04 20:51
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clality, so it's interesting and impressive to see The docklands where the luxury liner is at anchor and midern/tall building near it. And, it draws out a fantastic atmosphere for light and its reflection in blue hour.
sevy (15009) 2013-10-10 0:12
Very nice blue hour shot. The lightning is great and the contrast of color between yellow and the complementary blue is really working here.
I also like how the shapes and volumes are balanced in the frame between the vertical building and the close huge boat.
Valensiaa (240) 2013-10-16 14:13
Couldn't resist on leaving some coment to your marvelous photo.
It's just amazing quality, colors and composition i love everything in it. Ship's, building's, distant city lights and reflections on water are magical.
Thank you for sharing it.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (29615)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-10
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 20mm F1.7
- Exposure: f/1.7, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-03 2:27
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