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janvanpoortvliet April 05, 2018
Wow, Nederland op z'n mooist!! Well done
 
leslie57 April 14, 2018
Fantastic colours and composition !!
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What a gorgeous shot.
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Paul39 April 15, 2018
Breathtaking. What a beautiful place to be.
 
jysester April 26, 2018
Excellent light and extremely sharp. Well done
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Beautiful scene, great light and framing.
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dareco April 26, 2018
This would have been my own choice. I love everything about it!! I would love to buy a copy if possible.
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bobbytaylor71 May 05, 2018
Congrats on your awards, well done. Love the lighting, reflections and clarity of focus.
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debbiespeed June 30, 2018
One of my favorites!
 
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Amazing Shots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The magnificent windmills of Zaanse Schans, Holland.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Zaanse Schans, a small village with many windmills and small museums. The place is at the north of Amsterdam, about 20 mins drive.
Time
I usually take photos during sunset or sunrise and this was no exception. This was one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen!
Lighting
Shooting at sunrise is ideal in this location because the light comes from behind, creating a lovely atmosphere if the sky has a few clouds.
Equipment
I used the Nikon D5300 and the fabulous Tokina 11-16mm. I also used a 10 stop ND filter to get a 20 sec of exposure.
Inspiration
The place is amazing, the windmills are a very typical Dutch tradition, so shooting them during a beautiful sunrise was what i always wanted to do.
Editing
Post processing was done in Lightroom for the basic adjustments and then a few corrections in Photoshop together with the amazing Viveza 2 from the NIK collection.
In my camera bag
At this moment I am carrying a Nikon d750, a Tamron 15-30 2.8 and a Nikon 80-200 2.8. I also have 2 grad filters from Lee and 2 nd filters from Haida.
Feedback
Make sure that you select the proper exposure, because shooting with the sun behind your subject can be tricky. If needed get two shots, one for the foreground and one for the sky in order to balance the exposure with image blending. In this photo is from a single raw file though.

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