Prowling my world, camera in hand

3 February 2007

Week 04: Utrecht, A’dam, home

Filed under: — Administrator @ 11:13

During week 4 we finally had some decent weather, so I spent some time walking around Amsterdam and Utrecht. We also had some friends visit, so the images include all of the above. Equipment-wise, they are a mixed bag too: the main image and the first four alternates were made with the Bronica on medium format film (Fomapan 200 and 400, and Fuji 400 CN) while the rest are digital.

The main image is from a glorious Saturday walk in Amsterdam:

The alternates
The first alternate is also from Amsterdam, outside the American book shop.
Alternate 1:

The next three images are from Utrecht, another favourite walking city of mine.
Alternate 2:

Alternate 3:

Alternate 4:

Then on to my home. We have been friends for a couple of years with Rob and his family. They are American, Rob is in the military and has been working here in the Netherlands since 2004. Now it is time for them to go home to North Carolina, so we had them over for dinner Saturday evening. I cooked my usual spread of Indian food; here is Rob serving himself.
Alternate 5:

Rob’s son Jake struggling with a bottle of ice tea:
Alternate 6:

And here is Sandy (another friend) having a conversation with her daughter who is having a conversation with someone else:
Alternate 7:

The final image for this week is another street scene, from Hilversum. A father is loading his bicycle with child and shopping on the edge of the outdoor food market:
Alternate 8:


  1. Excellent photos – as usual!

    Comment by Raimo K — 3 February 2007 @ 22:39

  2. So wonderful- expressive- I particularly like the “arches” image with the couple. Bests: Roger

    Comment by Roger — 4 February 2007 @ 01:03

  3. Hi Nathan,

    How refreshing it is to see well printed B&W photos! Folks don’t seem to notice you, so you get those intimate shots.

    The Main shot of the pedestrians among the maze of tracks seems to symbolize the complexity of the human mind in addition to the city environment. Nice going.


    Comment by Bob — 4 February 2007 @ 02:36

  4. Hello Nathan,
    I think the photo of the people sitting on a bench is excellent…a good example of capturing “the decisive moment”.
    Best regards,
    Hank Kellner

    Comment by Hello Nathan — 7 February 2007 @ 02:59

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