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Streets of Amsterdam in colour


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link).

It’s Sunday Street day again, and for today, I picked 3 coloured street-photo’s.

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

No time for Rolex

No time for Rolex

No time for Rolex

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Seem to agree

Seem to agree

Seem to agree

 

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Leashed

Leashed

Leashed

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My today's sunset 0150

Skies from my balcony


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

What I love most about the place where I live, and what I most enjoy every day, is  the sky. From my balcony, I can see the sky from the East, where in the early morning the sun rises, till the West-South-West early where the sun sets on winter evenings. How marvellous is that?! I have a beautiful view outside all day long and I cannot stop photographing that sky and the tree tops, especially in October and November, when I have the best view on both sunrise and sunset. I’ve loads and loads of sky pictures by now, and I definitely will continue collecting them. That’s why I have stopped giving them separate names. They are all called “My today’s sunset” (or sunrise) with a number – and belong all to the same collection: “Skies from my balcony”.

For those who like to use stock images, you’re most welcome to go check out my unrestricted stock account at Deviantart, where you can choose from lots of my skies, and download and use them as stock for free. Just please keep to the very few terms of use 😉 . They make for a great background for photo manipulations or composites, as well as for quotes (as you will see in the second image I post today).  And yes, when looking at a sky like this, it’s not hard to become silent and thankful for all the good received today… The moment of sunset after a well filled day truly is the moment to give thanks!

My today's sunset 0150

My today’s sunset 0150

 

For all the good things : THANKS

For all the good things : THANKS

 

What, you’re turning your back to me ?!


 

Lady with blue hat is turning her back to "het Amsterdams Lieverdje" (the Amsterdam sweetheart) - statue on Spui square

What, you’re turning your back to me??!

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Lady with blue hat is turning her back to “het Amsterdams Lieverdje” (“the Amsterdam Little Darling”)) – statue on Spui square. The square is decorated with balloons in the National colours and orange flags, for the Soccer World Championship 2014.

 

Cheese Tourism


Cheese Tourism - Amsterdam street photography

‘Streets of Amsterdam’-series

Admitted, they are attractive, decorative and delicious, these huge round ‘Old Amsterdam’ cheeses, piled up in the window display, in yellow and black. And great to take home as a gift after a vacation in the Netherlands too!  The old Amsterdam houses reflecting in the shop window and the everywhere present bicycles add to the ‘typical Holland’ atmosphere…

 

Coot on it’s nest


Coot on it's nest 1 Coot on it's nest 2

It had been a long time that I didn’t visit the ReedCorner (de Riethoek) , a small nature area surrounded by the highly populated neighbourhoods of Amsterdam SouthEast (The Netherlands) – But on Easter Sunday, although the sun was hiding behind the clouds again, I thought it was time to have a walk… and I definitely wasn’t disappointed.

I enjoyed seeing and photographing several water birds, of which some were already nesting – and lots of little flowering herbs… the first messengers that spring truly is on its way! 🙂

This Eurasian Coot clearly is already breeding… soon we’ll be able to see her ugly but eccentric young scavenging the sides of our ditches and ponds, and mom will have her hands full keeping an eye on them… For now, she still can enjoy the quiet for a little while… 🙂

Did you already see any nesting birds in your neighbourhood?