Tulips from Amsterdam
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Today an impression from the
Amsterdam Light Festival 2016-2017
From December 1st until January 22nd Amsterdam lights up for the fifth edition of the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Over 35 artworks from international artists, designers and architects find their way to the city of Amsterdam. The artworks are located alongside two different exhibition routes; Water Colors, the boat route and Illuminade, the walking route.
For this typical Amsterdam scene we walked along the boat route.
The bunch of tulips is designed by the Hungarian Peter Koros.
Tulips from Amsterdam
When it's Spring again I'll bring again
Tulips from Amsterdam
With a heart that's true I'll give to you
Tulips from Amsterdam
I can't wait until the day you fill
These eager arms of mine
Like the windmill keeps on turning
That's how my heart keeps on yearning
For the day I know we can
Share these tulips from Amsterdam
Tulips from Amsterdam – Video
Software: PaintShop Pro 19,00
Exposure Time: 1/25 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 6400
Focal Length: 31 mm
Date Taken: 2017-01-05 19:44
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 6166 kb
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holmertz (59006) 2017-01-09 1:02
The large tulips gave you a bright and eye-catching foreground, but my favorite part of the photo is the left side with the fine reflections in the elegant windows, a few persons, streetlights and of course a lot of bikes. It's colourful and it's really Amsterdam.
snunney (106393) 2017-01-09 1:20
A very colourful scene beautifully realised. The giant tulips make a lovely focal point for the composition. But, like Gert, I am more taken with the background with those delightful reflections and a pleasant animated atmosphere.
Fis2 (106222) 2017-01-09 1:48
A very nice ilumination.
Good frame and colors.
I like reflections in windows.
Have a nice new week.
papagolf21 (109124) 2017-01-09 1:55
Bonjour, cher Rob,
Les tulipes hollandaises, ancienne province des Pays-Bas, ne manquent pas, même celles qui sont lumineuses.
Bravo pour cette réalisation très réussie.
ikeharel (78161) 2017-01-09 2:12
Spactacular display of this tulip made of multi-colors and fabulously illuminated, Rob.
The background facade also appearing as a marvelous lit and reflected other side on its window,
Altogether a magnificent display, bikes along the gracht very typical Amsterdam's, and superior use of ISO6400.
My cong.s' for that beauty.
heimann2 (1688) 2017-01-09 3:36
Nice foreground and perfect background.
willperrett (11786) 2017-01-09 3:38
A clever and witty image, and technically well handled, given the difficult and different light sources. Good one.
jhm (159863) 2017-01-09 3:51
Uw titel doet me denken het liedje van o zo vele jaren terug "Tulpen uit Amsterdam" door Herman Emmink, of Johny Jordaan, ik weet het niet meer voor 100%.
Uw foto is echt bijzonder door de kleuren van de nagemaakte tulpen.
Heel mooi gemaakt en excellent gefotografeerd.
Groeten uit een druilig Vlaanderen met lichte regen,
Nicou (150892) 2017-01-09 5:30
Avec tous ces vélo quelle compo et vue quel captage sueprbe ces tulipes toutes illuminées de différentes couleur les fenêtres en fond avec des reflet et de l'éclairage quelle vue et compo superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (88141) 2017-01-09 6:15
Il y a beaucoup de choses à voir dans cette belle composition nocturne.Les tulipes sont superbes à l'avant plan et les bicyclettes prennent toute l'espace en arrière plan.
Silvio1953 (152779) 2017-01-09 6:38
Ciao Rob, lovely composition with fantastic artificial tulips, great exposure, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (71037) 2017-01-09 6:39
I like the reflections on the windows. Using an ISO of 6400 and a slow shutter speed is showing the details of the lighted tulips. IT is aslo helping to bring out the colours. Have a nice day.
GyurMaster (7271) 2017-01-09 7:56
I think this photo could be awarded with the most 'Amsterdamian' picture ever. I quickly added it to my favourites.
rychem (42504) 2017-01-09 8:55
You have chosen a very good title, but I am afraid only the older generation can remember this song, excellent photo, very well captured with good exposure, perfect composition
lousat (97487) 2017-01-09 9:54
Hi Rob,a perfect choice of this hungarian artist,the tulips are the symbol of Holland with the windmills.A beautiful game of lights warming the grey winter in a colorful way,an excellent capture very sharp as always. Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
cornejo (46680) 2017-01-09 10:41
Hello Rob, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with beautiful tulips of light, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.
Tue (43370) 2017-01-09 11:08
Deze foto van het drijvende boeketje is bijzonder scherp en goed gelukt. De spiegeling van de felle kleuren in de ramen van de grachtenpanden is ook bijzonder geslaagd en zelfs de voorbijkomende rondvaartboot doet een duit in het zakje.
pajaran (65664) 2017-01-09 13:12
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst, lepa pesma ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i svetleca skulptura lala, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepe sveetlece lale i fasada u noci.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Beautiful view and the moment, interesting and good text, beautiful song ...
Good work, nice place and shown svetleca sculpture tulips, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. Beautiful tulips and shiny facade of the night.
All the best in the new week that began, good luck.
danos (103056) 2017-01-09 13:18
nice night scenery with the huge colourful tulips to dominating the scene.The created reflections on the glasses of the windows complete perfect the image.
carlo62 (54854) 2017-01-09 14:03
i tulipani sono molto belli, ma io sono rimasto affascinato dai riflessi delle finestre, sembrano delle bellissime pitture astratte, le macchie di colore sono splendide e contrastano con la parte superiore nera e grigia.
emka (106570) 2017-01-10 1:05
hello Rob, We both showed the light flowers yesterday and how different they were. I do not know how they are made, but they look very attractive and what could be more suitable for Amsterdam than tulips. But I like here also the right part of the picture, with the lamps reflected in windows and bikes parking near the railing. we see probably also the boat passing the canal. Marvelous picture.
Kind regrad s Malgo
delpeoples (59772) 2017-01-10 2:36
Well these are a type of Dutch tulip I have never seen before. A little bigger and a bit brighter. Excellent exposition, composition and contrast. A delightful image to demonstrate this exhibition.
dkmurphys (64467) 2017-01-10 6:45
Very good night capture from that amazing city. I like the colors and the atmosphere. Well seen.
gervaso (16649) 2017-01-10 6:53
Beautiful view of those colorful light tulips, captured with perfect sharpness in a great night shot! The reflections on the windows are also a beautiful detail of the photo! Very nice composition! Excellent job!
Royaldevon (43265) 2017-01-10 8:11
Ha! Ha! Rob, just when else would you have been able to capture tulips in Amsterdam, in the middle of winter!!! Although there is a lot of b/g detail, the darkness means that they do not detract in any way from your focal flowers.
I like how the colours, in the street and reflected in the windows, act like a guide to your main, focal images.
My warm regards,
COSTANTINO (69566) 2017-01-10 10:17
Hello dear Rob and have a nice time
and a happy new day
lovely worthseeing scenery
wonderful tulips from Amsterdam
greetings to the creator of this
welldone and wellseen
worldcitizen (9348) 2017-01-16 20:42
Light shows like this are really great. This scene, with the giant tulips shining brightly, and also reflecting in the houses behind them, is wonderful. This is such a nice representation of the Amsterdam, and your composition is perfect.
macjake (72427) 2017-01-26 18:34
as you know, i'm not a fan of modern Art, so i'm going to skip your recent shots and go back to this one - I hope you don't mind.
I knew Amsterdam and the Netherlands have Tulips, but this is over the top :)
I'm sure others have pointed it out, but to have the light and colours reflected onto the back windows is such a bonus. and of course we see lots of bikes along the fence. neat shot, something very different indeed. cheers
ourania (51079) 2017-01-27 12:20
a very fine picture, an original postcard that combines the characteristic architecture and bikes with an artwork that is so symbolic and attractive. I admire the way you managed the light and brought all the contrasting elements and areas in balance and harmony. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Rob Zwemmer (alvaraalto) (20314)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2017-01-05
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Sony ILCE6300, sony 18-200mm - sel18200
- Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2017-01-09 0:53
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