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Old May 3, 2010, 8:53 AM   #1
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Default Citytrip to Amsterdam

Two weeks ago we went (me and my wife) for a 3 day citytrip to Amsterdam.
(not that far away - about 210km),

Offcourse you've got canals and tulips.

f11 - 1/90sec - iso100 - 48mm - tamron 18-200

A look inside the Royal Palace of Amsterdam

f8 - 1/20sec - 10mm - iso800 - 10mm - sigma 10-20mm


f8 - 1/45sec - iso 2200 - 28mm - tamron 18-200 - hdr 3 shots (+2,0,-2)ev - combined with hdr-pro photoshop cs5

This one was waiting in the largest park (Vondelpark)
Didn't mind anybody snapping its picture.

f8 - 1/350sec - iso200 - 148mm - tamron 18-200

The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts in the city of Amsterdam.
A group of historic buildings, mostly private dwellings, centre on it.
As the name suggests, it was originally a Béguinage.

f9.5 - 1/90sec - iso100 - 10mm - sigma 10-20mm

And some more canals

f6.7 - 1/180sec - iso100 - 10mm - sigma 10-20mm


f8 - 1/90sec - iso100 - 48mm - tamron 18-200

hope you enjoyed them, any critique or remarks always welcome.

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Old May 3, 2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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That 10-20 can capture some unique shots and you've made very good use of it ! Particularly like the two shots where you have the tulips up front.

2nd shot - isn't it possible to correct the perspective ? Maybe in CS5 ? I know you can correct anomalies in both LR3 (beta) and Bibble Pro 5.

The HDR shot is actually quite subtle - I like it, a lot. Did you use a CPL on the 6th shot ?

I've just noticed that you live in Antwerpen. Funny, I was living in Amsterdam when I met my wife (Chinese) in Antwerpen and moved there for a short time. Had a ball in both cities (I was young then) !
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Nice pictures... seeing your 10mm photo's makes me wanna buy a wide angle lens as well
Maybe when it's good weather I'll go to Amsterdam also.. I live near Rotterdam so it's not that far away.
btw Rotterdam is also a nice city to take some architectural pictures.. because it has been bombed in WOII there is a mixture of old and modern buildings..

keep up the nice work!
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Old May 3, 2010, 1:34 PM   #4
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2nd shot - isn't it possible to correct the perspective ? Maybe in CS5 ? I know you can correct anomalies in both LR3 (beta) and Bibble Pro 5.
I haven't played around enough with the lenscorrection in cs5, I'll try your suggestion.

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The HDR shot is actually quite subtle - I like it, a lot.
This is one of the things that has been really improved in the new version of photoshop. In the previous version it was very hard to get a subtle look. (for me) With the new version I don't have any problems with it, that combined with the possibility to select one image as master and by this way remove all ghosting makes the hdr pro a great upgrade.

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Did you use a CPL on the 6th shot ?
Didn't use a CPL, the lens itself already has a great color rendition for skies, I might have overdone it and pushed the blue a bit more in lightroom.

Thanks for you great remarks

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Nice pictures... seeing your 10mm photo's makes me wanna buy a wide angle lens as well
Maybe when it's good weather I'll go to Amsterdam also.. I live near Rotterdam so it's not that far away.
btw Rotterdam is also a nice city to take some architectural pictures.. because it has been bombed in WOII there is a mixture of old and modern buildings..

keep up the nice work!
That wide angle is one of the two lenses that I always carry with me, when I go for a walk with the family.
(two = sigma 10-20 and tamron 18-200. )

Off-course when I do go out on my own I do tend to take some others with me, but my daughter doesn't want to be seen with me lugging around with a large backpack and I can understand her.

Really like Rotterdam to,but is has been a while since I visited ... so I placed it on my list.

Thanks for the great comments

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Always enjoy travelogs...this one in particular brought back memories of when my wife and I visited the Netherlands "many" years ago. Also visited Rotterdam during our travels. I like #1 & 5 with the Tulips in the foreground--very appropriate.
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Lovely shots, thanks for the post.
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hey, this is a really nice set here.

i really like #2 and #5 particularly.

a very nice travel set of a beautiful place. thnx for sharing
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Ronny,
Beautiful series, thanks for posting these. Amsterdam is now on my bucket list, thanks to your skilled shots.

I hope to have enough years left to visit all the wonderful places photographed so well on this forum.

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Great series! My wife & I loved Amsterdam when we visited. Did you get a chance to visit Keukenhof? Spectacular place during the tulip festival!
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