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randybrown January 07, 2015
Love this night shot. Makes me want to return to that area. Great job!
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AntonioMarchetti January 07, 2015
Thank you Randy !! Yeah Amsterdam by night offers great inspiration
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Jarl July 08, 2015
This is very beautiful
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AntonioMarchetti July 08, 2015
Thanks !!
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Vince542 July 30, 2015
Che meraviglia!!!
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AntonioMarchetti January 19, 2016
grazie !!!
 
ovosphotography November 13, 2015
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AntonioMarchetti January 19, 2016
thanks!
 
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One of the beautiful view of Amsterdam inner city centre canals.

One of the beautiful view of Amsterdam inner city centre canals.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Amsterdam, at the very inner city centre. If you ever have been to Amsterdam, you surely would have realized that the city is full of little bridges and canals, sources of inspiration for photographers.
Time
It was taken at night, I would say around 9pm. It was November 2014, full winter season in Holland, and it was freezing outside.
Lighting
I wanted this image to look mysterious and to draw the viewer into a scene story. There was some beautiful light from the lamposts around the bridge which gave those ipnotyzing reflections into the water of the canal.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D5200, 18-55 VR lens and a Manfrotto MKCOMPACTADV-BK. Parameters of the shot were: focal length 18mm, Shutter Speed 20s, Aperture f/5, ISO 100.
Inspiration
I was looking for some spots around the city for some night photography. I had my girlfriend with me and we were just wandering without a precise destination, so we stopped from time to time to shot some night photography which could be both fashinating and frustrating at the same time. You need the right light and a stable tripod in order to catch what you desire without problems. Amsterdam is one of the most inspiring sites I have even been to and the city by night has no rivals. Every 50 meters you walk , you can find a perfect spot to put down on your memory card.
Editing
Yes I did some, with Lightroom. In addition to give some sharpening, I descreased the lights and the whites to the minimun in order to give more emphasis to the scene and I adjusted the shadows to the maximum. Nothing else since the photo was already quite ready.
In my camera bag
I still don't have many lens and cameras to choose so in my bag there is my Nikon D5200 with a 18-55 vr lens which is still my favourite one, despite all the critics, and a Tokina 11-16 wide angle lens, helpful for landscapes and astropotography.
Feedback
Usually one of the major features of a landscape photographer is to have patience and wait for the right time. If you are looking for the same kind of photo I took, in Amsterdam you wait for the night and you hope it's not going to rain or snow , at least not too heavily. I consider myself lucky because during my trip there in November it has been always sunny, however it was terribly cold. Holland and northern european countries are known to be rainy so you'd better check out the weather forecasts and hope for the best. Clouds are welcome too in your night shot. Compulsory is to have a stable tripod with you if you want to shot at night or sunset.

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