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Binnenhof, The Hague



parliament and government buildings in The Hague, Netherlands

parliament and government buildings in The Hague, Netherlands
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Sony Compact Camera
Contest Finalist in Cities By The Water Photo Contest
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
Milo.Bogdan kathyk_abq Alfredo_Jose thierry_82000 KristinaOers Maismatilda1 agazica
Top Choice
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Magnificent Capture
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Genius
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Cities By The Water Photo ContestTop 10 class
Cities By The Water Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Favorite City Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 33 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 9Top 20 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 9Top 20 class week 1
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 22Top 30 class
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

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KristinaOers PRO+
 
KristinaOers June 08, 2017
What a pleasure to visit your gallery!! Wonderful pictures!!
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RuudMooi June 08, 2017
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Sukriti_hans
 
Sukriti_hans December 01, 2017
Beautiful :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq December 01, 2017
How beautiful! Congratulations on your contest win!

Behind The Lens

Location
You can find this spot in the center of the Hague, Netherlands. The medieval buildings are still in use by the Dutch government. The small tower on the left is still the official office of the dutch Prime Minister.
Time
The clock at the end of the pond reads 10.30 PM
Lighting
It was dark and the buildings were lit extremely bright, so yeah, that was a big challenge.
Equipment
For this picture I used my Nikon D7100 and a Tokina 11-16mm 2.8. The tripod enabled a longer shuttertime.
Inspiration
We were on a trip with my photoclub. When the others were partying a friend photographer and I headed back to the scene we saw in the afternoon. We reckoned it would be like this and we got rewarded.
Editing
The photo consists of 3 exposures (exposed for shadows, highlights and midtones). This was necessary due to the enormous contrasts caused by the extremely bright lights in the pond. I blended the exposures with the use of luminoscity masks. I almost never use HDR. The blending technique gives much cleaner results.
In my camera bag
I try to travel as light as possible. The bag itself is a sturdy thinktank. In it are normally the D7100 with a nikkor 17-55mm 2,8. Special lenses like the Tokina 11-16 2.8, the Nikon 70-200 2.8 or the Sigma 150-600 are only in the bag when they might be needed. Traveling light is the mantra.
Feedback
Bring a tripod if possible and shoot early or late. In those conditions you can make a difference. These buildings are photographed to death. Shooting mid day out of your hand gives you pictures any tourists produces with a cellphone. That was not the purpose of buying expensive gear.

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