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Greetings From Amsterdam
Greetings From Amsterdam

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Challenge: Postcard III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1K
Lens: Olympus 25mm F2.8 Zuiko Digital Pancake
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date: Apr 4, 2009
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Cityscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2009

The weather report had forecast cloudy weather with sun and no wind for Saturday the 4th so I decided to take the train to Amsterdam to get some shots for the postcard challenge.(100 kilometer journey) The weather bureau had it wrong again. The sun never showed up and the sky remained leaden. Also there was a stiff breeze so the hope I had of capturing some great reflections in the water vaporized. Sometimes those ideal conditions just remain a pipe dream. Still, I hope this entry scores above a six.
I did get in some other nice shots too and it was difficult to decide which one to enter. I had to narrow it down to 5 shots out of which I chose this one.

Place: 44 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.1104
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.3491
Views since voting: 1353
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 163
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2009 07:45:21 PM
This captures Amsterdam exactly as I remember it! Those very distinctive buildings running down either side of the waterways. Shame about the overcast sky, but not much you could do about that!
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04/09/2009 06:32:50 PM
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04/08/2009 10:39:14 AM
Nice shot but IMO a sunny day may have been better.
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04/06/2009 06:38:30 PM
The image has an HDR enhanced feel to it, but it's not HDR - it's just a crisp enjoyable image. The bottom could have a better crop, but the sense of space is very enjoyable and pleasing to the eye. The font is simple and efficient and it's placement is acceptable.
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04/06/2009 09:38:17 AM
Not the best focus here but a lovely view of Amsterdam.
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04/06/2009 01:05:19 AM
maybe not a welcoming sky but a great picture none-the-less
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