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7 February 2006

Week 05: China in AMS

Filed under: — Administrator @ 06:59

Last weekend, I went to Amsterdam to see the Chinese New Year celebrations. The narrow streets of our Chinatown were very crowded, and I was not able to get close enough to get decent pictures of the dragon. So, as I often do in such situations, I focused on the action around me instead.

It was really crowded, with a Texas man in the foreground:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 100)

Inside the temple:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 1000)

Another photographer caught my eye:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 100)

On the way to my car, I ran into these Mozarts on the Dam square:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 100)

The next four alternates are completely different: black & white images, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. Last week was quite cold and wintry, although there was no snow. I stopped at a rest area south of Utrecht on my way to work one morning and took some pictures of the adjacent road and fields.

A typical Dutch country road:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 400)

Same road, different viewpoint:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 400)

Frozen weeds and fence:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 400)

And finally, while walking my dog, I took this self-portrait, inspired by an Ansel Adams picture:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 100)

1 Comment »

  1. Weeds and fence – it eally gives some the impression that it is rather cool on that day. An arctic look to it. I like the B&W choice of it.

    Comment by Marty — 7 February 2006 @ 22:09

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