Picture of the Week

10 April 2006

Week 14: Zaltbommel/AMS

Filed under: — Administrator @ 05:50

This week I have two distinct themes: clouds and garbage. My main image is the Waal river in Zaltbommel. It has been raining a lot in the Netherlands lately (so what’s new…) and the river is encroaching on the parking lot:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 200)

The next two images are from near my home, on a dike separating the man-made land I live on from the body of water known as the Gooimeer. Two cyclists brave the wind:
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(Hasselblad 500 CM, 80mm Planar, Kodak BW400CN)

A sailboat takes advantage of the wind:
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(Hasselblad 500 CM, 80mm Planar, Kodak BW400CN)

Then we move on to the week’s other theme, garbage. Zaltbommel is a small town, and when I encountered this scene, I was not sure if it was garbage or concept art. But it was gone a couple of days later:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 200)

Amsterdam is a big city, so Amsterdam garbage is on a bigger scale. Here on the Damrak:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 400)

And here outside a shop on Kalverstraat, with some indifferent people looking on:
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(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 400)

3 Comments »

  1. Nothing much changed in Amsterdam since I moved in ’71!

    Bart

    Comment by Bart Peeren — 10 April 2006 @ 11:05

  2. Hi Natthan,

    Your cloud and seacape reminds me of John Constable, but without the romantic verve.
    Maybe you should get out there when the sea rages and the clouuds are moiling.

    The urban garbage theme says something about our throw-away culture. The B&W makes the point better than the color, except in the small town public building where the garbage is the counterpoint to the neatness of line of the edifice.

    You always present a thoughtful gallery.

    Best,
    Bob

    Comment by Bob — 10 April 2006 @ 19:16

  3. The Hasselblad images are magnificent!

    Comment by Mervin Stewart — 10 April 2006 @ 22:38

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