Taken from atop the DoubleTree by Hilton near the Central Station, Amsterdam, this one came out really nice. I actually have a 60 by 40 aluminized print of this one hanging in my living room.
The weather in general was not very bright, but the morning sun was shining very well on the little Black Forest village of Schonach, Germany. This beautiful, quiet little village in the Black Forest was our home for a few days earlier this year.
Shot with Canon 550D and post processed in Lightroom
Officially the church was called St. Nicholas inside the Walls, i.e. the oldest part of the Amsterdam defence works. The basilica has a collection of religious murals.
In the 125th year of its existence, St Nicholas’ Church elevated to “basilica minor” or basilica. That happened on 8 December 2012.
HDR shot with Canon 5D II with 35mm f/2.0
Last week I went out with a good friend of mine for dinner in the city. At the end of that lovely dinner, we decided to digest the food by walking back to Amsterdam Centraal train station instead of taking the tram. On the way back I took out my trusted Fujifilm X-100 and shot a few photos of the city. My friend pointed out some great buildings and other places I could shot that day.
Here are some photos of the same
The amazing details he gives reiterate the fact that for a light colored Caucasian skin needs diffused highlights while a darker skin needs more specular highlights.
His post here explains how he got the perfect balance of exposure on this lady with a dark skin, who was wearing a white shirt and was exposed against a white background.
This is De Outkijk, a movie theater in the centre of Amsterdam.
This HDR was created today, but the original shots were made on a cold, dark night around Christmas of 2008.