Let’s continue with another Amsterdam shot :) It’s another early morning one, that’s why there are no people in it. I actually wanted to have the Rijksmuseum centered, but since the tulips were placed quite randomly around the pool of water, I could not get a nice composition that way. So instead, I did this.

This photo is created from two HDRs, each one from 4 exposures. I used a second series focused on the tulips in the foreground to blend them in, so they are also in focus.

Rijksmuseum in the morning

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 2×4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8, Focal length: 38mm, Aperture: 7.1, Middle exposure time: 12s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 52.35841, 4.883135

While being in Netherlands, I also was in Arnhem again, but just for one evening. And since I got a new Canon 8-15mm f4 fisheye lens recently, I thought I give it a try there. It’s hard to get a full reflection of the John Frost bridge with a normal lens (16mm is not wide enough from this spot), but the fisheye had no problem getting it all in at one time :)

The bridge has all these crazy colors at night. The lights actually change quite often, but the green ones are quite dominant, so they are seen the most in a long exposure. Btw. the strong colors are not due to HDR, but due to the strength of the lights :). I also corrected the distortion only partially here, as I liked the look of it.

Late night Amsterdam

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 8-45mm F4, Focal length: 13mm, Aperture: 9, Middle exposure time: 25s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 51.974265,5.911757

The lack of sleep through the last week has really funny effects on me. Today I’m in a half sleep state the whole day. It even happened to me today, that I walked into a bank, and only after the clerk told me that I don’t have an account there, I realized I’m not in the correct bank. I did feel really stupid :).

But slowly I have to start working on the photos from Amsterdam, so here you have a new one, taken late night the fist day I was there. I really liked the reflection, but it’s hard to get it during the day. There are just too many ships passing through this spot, to get a calm enough water. It’s much better in the morning, or late at night.

This is a HDR from 4 exposures, created in Oloneo Photoengine.

Late night Amsterdam

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 6.3, Middle exposure time: 32s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 52.375678,4.900168

I just got home around a hour ago, but of course the first thing I did was to copy some of the photos onto my pc, so I could edit one for the blog :) And here it is.

This is an early morning shot of the I Amsterdam sign, as this was the only time one could have it without any people. This is a HDR from 4 exposure, created in Oloneo Photoengine.

April weather

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 70-200mm F2.8 IS II, Focal length: 130mm, Aperture: 3.5, Middle exposure time: 1.6s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 52.358406,4.883084

It’s so great to add a new category to the blog :) And as the categories here are the countries I visited, it’s of course a new country. As I already mentioned, I spend the whole week in Netherlands. I was busy most of the time, so I did very few photos (very very few), but I should be back there within months, that I get more then.

But I managed to get for a while to the John Frost bridge in Arnhem, and while I could not be there for the blue hour, I got few sunset shots. And here is one of them.

Sunset at the John Frost bridge

Technique: Oloneo Photoengine, Number of exposures: 4, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D mark II, Lens: Canon 16-35mm F2.8, Focal length: 16mm, Aperture: 5.6, Middle exposure time: 1.3s, ISO: 200, Tripod used: yes, Location: 51.975154,5.912634
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