Vignettes of Amsterdam – Part Two

Last week I published part one of this series, a black and white photo essay from a recent trip to Amsterdam.  Black and white works so well when featuring photography from European cities, because, I think, of their timeless feel and their amazing architecture.

Amsterdam is a vibrant city though, full of life and colour in the late summer and early fall.  This was especially true for the few days I was in town to teach in September: we had beautiful blue skies, warm t-shirt temperatures and the city streets were alive, packed with people enjoying their last few summer days.  Long days in the sunshine were followed by late evening strolls on the cobblestone streets, drinks on a patio and conversations with friends and strangers alike.  Honestly, it would be an injustice to that beautiful city to not also feature a series in colour.

Most of the photographs in this essay were taken with the Fuji X100F, a few with the Fuji X-Pro2 and the 50mm f/2 lens.  All images, except the last one, used the Classic Chrome film simulation, with small adjustments in Lightroom.

I hope you have enjoyed this two part glimpse into life on the streets of Amsterdam.  Up next on the blog:  a new Street Tips article and a new interview coming soon!

Until then,

Ian

7 thoughts on “Vignettes of Amsterdam – Part Two

  1. Bob Raisler says:

    Amazing timing of the two men in the SHOW TIME photo, plus it’s an amazing composition. How long and how many tries to capture that one? Great work!

    • Ian says:

      I was probably there for about 5-10 minutes? It was only half as hard as it looks, because one of them is a manikin. 🙂

      Cheers,

      Ian

    • Ian says:

      Good morning Ivan!

      The night shot at the top was taken with a tripod, but the last one is actually hand held at ISO 3200.

      Cheers,

      Ian

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