Prowling my world, camera in hand

7 June 2006

Week 22: Cologne/AMS

Filed under: — Administrator @ 12:43

This week is a mixed bag of images from Cologne, Amsterdam and the Hilversum area. Friday night we attended a party in Oud-Loosdrecht, a suburb of Hilversum, which is located on the water. I don’t usually do sunsets, but this one was so nice that it became my main picture of the week:
(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 100)

The next picture is another typical Dutch scene, a pastoral landscape near the town of Vianen, south of Utrecht, which I pass every day on my way to work:
(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 200)

Then we move on to Germany. My in-laws from Puerto Rico were visiting, so we of course wanted to show them around. On Sunday we took them for a day trip to Cologne. Here is my mother-in-law at the famous Cologne cathedral. Since she is a practicing Catholic, this was a meaningful visit for her:
(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 800)

Then we went for lunch at a typical German restaurant. While we waited for the food to arrive, my daughter demonstrated to her grandparents the wonders of the mobile internet:
(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 1250)

While walking back to the car, we saw this group of friendly buskers (and yes, we contributed):
(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

A couple of nights later we were showing them the red-light district of Amsterdam. A group of people were having a party on a boat:
(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

(Canon 1D Mark II, 24-70mm L Canon, ISO 400)

We then spotted this cool coffeeshop DJ:
(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 800)

The final image is from outside my daughter’s school in Hilversum. My little girl is not so little anymore–she just turned 12 and is growing up rapidly. Last week her grade went to camp, and this being the Netherlands, the means of transport was the bicycle (they went to a place about 30 km away). Here she is, in a pensive mood, while waiting for the ride to start:
(Canon 1D Mark II, 16-35mm L Canon, ISO 200)


  1. I really liked the candles and prayer, very nice captured the moment and wisely exposed.

    Comment by luis — 7 June 2006 @ 14:17

  2. the sunset is spectacular. thanks for sharing it.

    Comment by Mervin Stewart — 7 June 2006 @ 22:07

  3. Hi Nathan,

    Both your photos and commentary cheer me up. I loved the shot of your daughter showing her grands how mobile wireless works. That is uniting the generations.

    You now shoot 21st century society Europe. Is there a 21st century political Europe the US can learn from? Can it be photographed? –bob

    Comment by Bob Rosen — 21 April 2007 @ 22:43

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