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People's Choice in Black AND white in the city Photo Challenge
Winner in Black and White in Action Photo Challenge
People's Choice in THE OUTSTANDING NETHERLANDS ! Photo Challenge
Winner in Life is a Highway Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Cycles and Cyclists Photo Challenge
Winner in Life in action... show normal everyday things Photo Challenge
Winner in Black & White CityScapes Photo Challenge
Winner in Atmospheric City Photo Challenge
Winner in street Photo Challenge
Winner in Little People in the City Photo Challenge
Winner in Cycling Photo Challenge
Winner in People on the Move Photo Challenge
Winner in my home town Photo Challenge
People's Choice in My Hometown Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Street View Photo Challenge
Winner in Life in the Street Photo Challenge
Winner in Bicycles Photo Challenge
Winner in My Home town Photo Challenge
People's Choice in People in Cityscapes Photo Challenge
Winner in People in the streets Photo Challenge
Winner in In My City Photo Challenge
Winner in In My City Photo Challenge
Winner in Ways to get around Photo Challenge
Winner in Street Photography Photo Challenge
Winner in Street Photography Photo Challenge
Winner in Life in the city Photo Challenge
People's Choice in city in motion Photo Challenge
People's Choice in MY CITY Photo Challenge
Winner in Urban exploration Photo Challenge
Winner in Down your street Photo Challenge
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Top Ranks

Urban Captures Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Urban Captures Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Movement In Monochrome Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Movement In Monochrome Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Cities In Monochrome Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
This Is My City Photo ContestTop 20 rank
This Is My City Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Cities Speed Series Photo ContestTop 10 rank
This Is Europe Photo ContestTop 30 rank
This Is Europe Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
I Love My City Photo ContestTop 20 rank
I Love My City Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Bicycle Lovers Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Bicycle Lovers Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
The Urban Shooter Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Urban Shooter Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Travel Photography ProjectTop 10 rank
Travel Photography ProjectTop 10 rank week 1
Summer Road Trip Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Summer Road Trip Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Silhouettes In The City Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
My City Photo ContestTop 10 rank
My City Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Europe Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Europe Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Roads Photo ContestTop 20 rank
A Road Trip Photo ContestTop 30 rank
A Road Trip Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
City Life In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank
City Life In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Iconic Places and Things Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Iconic Places and Things Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
Iconic Places and Things Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
People In The City Photo ContestTop 20 rank
People In The City Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Rule Of Thirds Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 20 rank
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 20 rank week 1
Walking Down The Street Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Walking Down The Street Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 35Top 20 rank
On Wheels Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 35Top 20 rank week 1
On Wheels Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
People In Large Areas Photo ContestTop 30 rank
People In Large Areas Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 2
People In Large Areas Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
City Views Photo ContestTop 30 rank
City Views Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 20 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 34Top 30 rank week 1
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 20 rank week 1
Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
Composing With Depth Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 15Top 20 rank
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Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 15Top 10 rank week 1

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23 Comments | Report
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka October 30, 2016
Great street photography. Excellent idea to convert to B&W.
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon October 31, 2016
Wonderful b&w street scene! I miss Holland!!
ElenaRK
 
ElenaRK December 05, 2016
This image has a great balance. It has a lot going on but is not overly busy. Great choice to make it B&W.
reflectionsbyrenee
 
reflectionsbyrenee December 06, 2016
This is very nice, all the activity in the photo instead of being to busy is just perfect makes the view stop and linger a while
David_Blakley_Photography Platinum
 
David_Blakley_Photography December 25, 2016
And what's the street name for my photo challenge you entered this in, please?
aliasadi109
 
aliasadi109 December 28, 2016
Great shot !...
beautiful perspective, excellent B&w peresentation ...
19Craig70
 
19Craig70 January 09, 2017
Great tones and contrast! Well done!
Parallel
 
Parallel February 19, 2017
Congratulate you my Dutch friend (and great friend of my family too... :))
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke March 01, 2017
Lovely capture. Congratulationa on winning the 'People's Choice' in City in Motion.
ShiblyMujahid
 
ShiblyMujahid April 23, 2017
Awesome!!!
Visible
 
Visible April 24, 2017
Our friend Eelco, my family is congratulating you!
olastas
 
olastas May 11, 2017
Thank you Eelco! SuperB!
mariannebesselsen
 
mariannebesselsen July 09, 2017
Geweldig
AngelLappmarkSe PRO
 
AngelLappmarkSe July 17, 2017
Lijn 5. A long time a way to get to my job. Love the black and white!
AliceK
 
AliceK August 13, 2017
Wow! This was definitely worth the wait in a 'dangerous' position, Eelco. No need for a camerabag full of tools, if this is what you do without them.
Perfectly balanced. And the B/w gives the photo indeed a timeless touch. Wow wow wow.
Every award you won for this capture is well deserved.
markkeyes
 
markkeyes September 20, 2017
fabulous
Cookies4U PRO+
 
Cookies4U December 01, 2017
all those awards--well deserved! wonderful street photography!
tonyvasquez PRO+
 
tonyvasquez January 11, 2018
Great shot!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug April 05, 2018
Snapshot in time with lovely contrast and tone. Love it. Congratulations on your challenge win.
twhamill PRO+
 
twhamill June 25, 2018
Thank you for entering my Street Photography challenge.Good luck!
Masphoto Platinum
 
Masphoto October 30, 2018
Thank you for joining my challenge looks like this image has done well for you Good Luck.
jettahlily008 Platinum
 
jettahlily008 January 10, 2019
Great capture & composition!!! :)
Parallel
 
Parallel April 28, 2019
Oho-ho Eelco! Congratulate you again! :))

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Amsterdam, Holland
Time
I was about 2 pm on a cold but sunny late autumn day.
Lighting
The light was just right for the kind of hazy photo I wanted to take. There was enough moisture in the air to create a nice hazy depth perspective and the sun was nicely hidden behind the big tree and provided the middle of the photo with a good clear contrast.
Equipment
I took this photo with my little miracle Lumix DMC-TZ-100, an intelligent pocket camera with a nice Leica lens.
Inspiration
I wanted to show Amsterdam the way I know her, an antique “people’s city” where pedestrians, trams and cyclists rule! It wasn’t easy to avoid the many cars and taxis in my photo, so I had to be patient and wait at the side of the pavement until the right moment came along… I choose Black and White because of the harmonious and timeless caracter of this medium to show a piece of the long and somewhat anarchistic history of this great old city.
Editing
I did some editing in Lightroom to emphasise the depth of the street and I lightend up the windows of the old houses to make them look more prominent. I also put some highlights and contrast on the cyclists and pedestrians to make them stand out more.
In my camera bag
I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand photography first...
Feedback
The first and best advice I can give anybody is to be patient and wait until that one moment you are looking for comes around... But before you can sit and wait to take the photo, you have to have an idea what you want to achieve and where. Look when the light will be good and from what position you want to take your photo. The right time of day and the right weather are important as well. Normally I shoot spontanious photos of things and situations that I come across but planning a shot was exciting as well! To add some drama to the scene, I choose to take the photo from a low point of view. I allways shoot a wider area to be able to crop the photo later into a nice composition. I like to edit and crop in different ways, so I can choose the best one the next day, when I can have a fresh look at them. And last but not least... be careful when you take a series of photos! I was sitiing at the side of the pavement looking at my camera, taking photos when a cyclist allmost run me over, she just didn't see me, hahaha!

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