Impressions of Amsterdam


RalphHardwick

Link Posted 02/05/2014 - 23:13
I had to go Amsterdam, on business, for a couple of days and was lucky enough to stay in the Hilton Hotel which is right next to the Central Station.
I managed to squeeze my K3 and 18-135 (I am now officially in love with this lens) in my bag and went out for a few hours one evening.
I tried to capture some 'non-touristy' images of the city. I mainly used Aperture Priority with the exception of No. 12 which was a 30 second exposure propped on 3 bar stools on the hotel roof bar.
Click for Full size images and, as always C&C is welcome (although I am aware that I need to do something about the purple and green fringing).

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Last Edited by RalphHardwick on 02/05/2014 - 23:25

davidstorm

Link Posted 02/05/2014 - 23:24
Some really superb images there Ralph, a great set. Thanks for showing them to us.

Regards
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McGregNi

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 00:14
A really varied and interesting set there Ralph, most enjoyable to see, and all showing excellent IQ. Best for me are 2, 7 & 8 (could you brighten up 8 a bit?) I love the angles in 2 the calmness of 7.
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RalphHardwick

Link Posted 03/05/2014 - 00:21
Thanks guys.

Nigel 2. was just taken through a window in the hotel in the corridor opposite my room and it was the combination of angles that caught my eye. No. 7 was such a gift to find the two lovers sitting there I just wish I had moved to the left a little bit so that they were more silhouetted.

I have 'tweaked' no. 8 numerous times and, no doubt, shall again until I am fully happy. I do see what you mean, it could do with a another play on the sliders
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 13:15
A very nice set. I liked #5 in particular, think you caught that just right
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Stan

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Mike-P

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 13:51
Not sure what size the images are your posting here but some of us don't have a fibre connection. I gave up waiting for them all to load after a few minutes.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 13:54
Mike-P wrote:
Not sure what size the images are your posting here but some of us don't have a fibre connection. I gave up waiting for them all to load after a few minutes.

So it's not just me then I had a couple of small jobs to do in the garden while they downloaded.
Regards
Stan

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Algernon

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 13:58
I had to press the stop loading button in Firefox as well

Edit: Just right clicked and loaded the 1st one it's
5.62 mb and probably full size.... 73mb if they are
all that size
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 14:21
Here I am in the middle of nowhere, back of beyond France Profonde with better internet speeds than the developed world.

A really interesting, varied and creative set. I particularly like the light in 5, the very well spotted composition of the shutters and the red light district image, very clever that one.
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RalphHardwick

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 17:10
Sorry about the download speeds guys. I have just added a link to the image on flikr. I linked to the full size image as I know some people like to 'pixel peep'

Here is a new post with 'forum shrunk' versions : link

tyronet2000 thanks for the comments. I spotted the window sign in No. 5 and took several images on a slow shutter speed to deliberately get the the right blur effect. This was, probably, bike 16 out of 30

I'm glad you like it.


DrOrloff I tried to be a bit 'creative' and not go for the standard tourist image approach. Thanks for the vote that proves I achieved it Once again I'm glad you liked it.
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Last Edited by RalphHardwick on 04/05/2014 - 17:16

SteveF

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 17:56
Great set - 3, 8 & 11 are my pick.

stub

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 19:01
Very good....
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 04/05/2014 - 19:44
A varied and interesting set.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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