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Crush the Canals



The story goes: While in Amsterdam canals get crushed...

The story goes: While in Amsterdam canals get crushed...
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3 Comments | Report
SuperPhotos PRO
 
SuperPhotos August 10, 2016
Nicely done!
JeRoen_Murre PRO
JeRoen_Murre August 15, 2016
Thank you!
PKnot
 
PKnot October 06, 2016
Wonderful shot! Makes me shiver!
janvanpoortvliet PRO+
 
janvanpoortvliet June 10, 2018
Nice shot, well done!

Behind The Lens

Location
The photo is taken from the Blauwburgwal, Amsterdam
Time
On a cold wintermorning, on my way at work, the canals were frozen for a few days by then and I had taken my camera with me for the purpose of shooting them. Unfortunataly this spot was visited by a icerusherboat, which ruined my initial plans. However the ever so enlightened Johan Cruijff (rip) said it before... ieder nadeel heb z'n voordeel (or visa versa) .. nevertheless this 'bad luck' provided me with the advantage to shoot this quite rare momentum. And I'm glad this is how it happened!
Lighting
The light was 'wintery'. Hazy, diffused, clouded, at moments somewhat sunny. A bit of everything and changing quite rapidly.
Equipment
This one was shot with a Nikon D90 with a 10-20 Sigma lens. Graduated filter.
Inspiration
Well, winter and frozen canals. That you don't see very often anymore. A somewhat Burtonesque scene in Amsterdam under "Rembrandtish" circumstances that does not want anything else but me taking pictures of it...
Editing
Yeah of course. It was not a single shot, but three shots because otherwise I could not have captured it as wide (and high in resolution) as it is now. Stitched together and after that I did some finetuning - but not too subtle please :-) - with the saturation, coloring, contrast, local boosts (in the sky) etc. I wanted it to get this 'old', yet timeless feel.
In my camera bag
at the time a Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20
Feedback
I have very little advise. Maybe don't do what I do. I like to shoot from the hip and handle my gear and techniques 'guerilla-style'. Photography for me is wrestling with reality - and reality flies by at 60 seconds per minute - therefor I want my equipment and my techniques (and myself) to be able to quick and dirty, ready at all time and it's got to withstand a bump.

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