Wandering in Amsterdam

A photo gallery with classics shots taken wandering the wonderful city of Amsterdam: the typical houses,  various house boats, the canals, Anne Frank house museum, some modern buildings, the Nemo science center, and the crowds of tourists in red light district.

The slim and high typical houses of Amsterdam are called canal house because usually are house overseeing a canal. These houses are so slim that need a special beam whit pulley installation located in the attic to hoist up goods and furniture. You can see this beam under every roof of this houses.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D, Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM

Amsterdam late night

A photo gallery with some photos taken wandering in Amsterdam at late night.

All these photos are taken without a tripod and with a light post production. The pictoric effect is for the use of a Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L lens at widest aperture.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM

Marken – Holland – Part #1

The fairy-tale village Marken is on a peninsula in the Markermeer, in the North Netherlands, at only 20 minutes from Amsterdam.

Marken is a well-known tourist attraction for its characteristic green and white wooden houses (usually painted yellow and blue inside) and for his harbour quarter.

Houses here are built on little hills called werven, or on pilings to keep them high and dry.

Walking around Marken, is easy to see the impressive town’s architecture. Until 1957, Marken was an island in isolation from the rest of the Netherlands, so it developed an independent culture, architecture, dialect, dress and more. Marken ceased to be an island in in 1957, when a dike between Marken and the mainland was built.

These shots are taken after a storm, so, I was lucky to take a raimbow over the village in some photos.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

 

Windmills in Kinderdijk – Part #1

Kinderdijk is a village in the Alblasserwaard polder of the Netherlands at 16 kilometers of Rotterdam, and a UNESCO World Heritage in Holland .

The most important aspect of Kinderdijk  is undoubtedly the collection of 19 windmills dating from the 1500s, which are considered a Dutch icon throughout the entire world.

 

Gear: Canon Eos 6D and Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM with an Hoya HD polarizer filter