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Canals of Amsterdam at Night



The famous intersection of Leidsegracht and Keizersgracht.

The famous intersection of Leidsegracht and Keizersgracht.
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14 Comments | Report
adavies
 
adavies January 22, 2017
Love it! Love how the bridge guides you through the image...great job! :)
petercundill PRO
 
petercundill May 16, 2017
Beautiful capture, superb!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe August 10, 2017
Stunning!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 04, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful long exposure. This is such a beautiful city.
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RuwanFonseka November 02, 2017
Voted. A certain winner.
Photosinger
 
Photosinger November 07, 2017
My favorite city in the world.
prayerofserenity
 
prayerofserenity December 03, 2017
Amazing!
caistergirl Ultimate
 
caistergirl February 01, 2018
Love the moody sky and atmosphere of this Photo
katarzynacyrulska
 
katarzynacyrulska February 01, 2018
Amazing!
katarzynacyrulska
 
katarzynacyrulska February 01, 2018
Amazing!
CraZNewfie
 
CraZNewfie February 01, 2018
Stunning shot. I love how you are guided through the image along the bridge and along the road.
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver February 01, 2018
Great image! Love the way that everything, from the front to the back, is in Focus. The beautiful leading line coming from the left leads the eye straight through to the opposite top corner in a pleasing way. My curiosity was peaked when I noticed the street in the middle of the image leading to what seems a spire of a Cathedral.. just a delightful mage.
wilreese Platinum
 
wilreese August 09, 2021
Nice pic
chandanarajb
 
chandanarajb August 30, 2021
Amazing!
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Behind The Lens

Location
The famous intersection of Leidsegracht and Keizersgracht in Amsterdam.
Time
This photo was taken in the early evening. Low cloud cover had meant that sunset and blue hour were unspectacular but the foreground made up for it.
Lighting
You will need to bracket your exposures otherwise the street lighting will overexpose your shot. I found that three bracketed exposures evenly captured shadows, with a longer exposure to smooth the water too.
Equipment
I used my full-frame Nikon D810 with a wide angle lens and a simple travel tripod.
Inspiration
This is the classic Amsterdam scene of serene canals in the evening. the car streaking past was a happy accident.
Editing
Dust removal and blemish correction, plus noise reduction using Photoshop. The photograph composites three bracketed exposures so capture the highlights and shadows - the highlights exposure also captures the car streak.
In my camera bag
I have a full frame Nikon D810 and a crop sensor D5500 with a selection of lenses. For travel photography, I pack as light as possible, travelling only with the D810, Manfrotto Befree tripod, a wide angle lens (I have two to choose from - a 12mm prime and a 16-35mm zoom) and possible a zoom lens (the 28-300 has incredible range)
Feedback
With a stable tripod and some patience, this is a relatively simple scene to photograph. The bridge does attract many photographers in the evening, so please exercise patience.

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