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photoblog image Canal Ride 6 of 8

Canal Ride 6 of 8

Grachten is Dutch for canals, the waterways Amsterdam is known for all over the world.The seventeenth century girdle of canals is an early example of excellent town planning. In smaller Dutch cities like Delft and Dordrecht, water is also an essential part of the town centre. In Belgium, Bruges derives much of its attraction from the many canals and picturesque bridges. In The Hague many canals have been filled in, but the town centre is still surrounded by water.

Canal Ride 6 of 8

Grachten is Dutch for canals, the waterways Amsterdam is known for all over the world.The seventeenth century girdle of canals is an early example of excellent town planning. In smaller Dutch cities like Delft and Dordrecht, water is also an essential part of the town centre. In Belgium, Bruges derives much of its attraction from the many canals and picturesque bridges. In The Hague many canals have been filled in, but the town centre is still surrounded by water.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Feb 2010, 00:16
Your description of Amsterdam makes me think of Bangkok...a city riddled with navigable canals [Grachten in Dutch, Klong in Thai].
SAVO: Thats interesting Ray. never been to Bangkok, should visit
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 15 Feb 2010, 03:57
I like these water ways
SAVO: they are quite nice i agree
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Feb 2010, 07:06
At first l thought this shot cries out for HDR to bring out more detail and drop the contrast levels, but on closer inspection it is the light that makes this shot sing
SAVO: Thank you Tony, but I should try HDR and see what the result brings. I actually have a few exposures to the left and right of this image so may be worth it
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2010, 07:37
I love the wide-angle POV, SAVO, of a city I have grown to love. You have been showing familiar scenes in a new way, which I find very appealing.
SAVO: Im glad you like it Ginnie. I was sad to leave Amsterdam but will surely return smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2010, 08:29
Nice shot: it's good they didn't fill 'em all in because had they done so all the character of the place would disappear
SAVO: Like the Landlocked, Concrete Jungle of the Big Smoke
I love the wide view here
SAVO: Cheers Chantal
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Feb 2010, 09:34
Living on the left bank means sun, while the guys on the other side experience the shadow part. Nice going, I bet your feet were cold smile
SAVO: You can say that again. I know what side Id rather live on :p
Sun and shade I know which side I would choose to walk along! Nice shot Savo
SAVO: I suspect I know too
A lovely light play here Savo!
SAVO: I did play around with the contrasts a bit
Nice pov here, Savo - it would be interesting to try a little hdr on it, to see what comes up.
SAVO: I shall make an attempt as Im sure i have varied exposures
Its very wide for a canal. Good POV for this shot Savo. Just a little lift in the shadow area would help.
SAVO: I agree. I fiddled with the contrast probably ab it too much but cheers
A fine wideangle shot Savo.
SAVO: Thank you Brian
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 15 Feb 2010, 15:08
Nice shot.I Like POV.
SAVO: Thank you Santi
such a beautiful, clear, crisp shot! absolutely superb! I love how big and wide the view is here, too. very nicely done grin
SAVO: Im glad you do Charles
fine shot SAVO, perhaps just needs a little tweak to bring out more detail in the shadows on the right
SAVO: Yeah I agree. My fault as I fiddled with the contrast a little
this is lovely.esp the shadows on the side
SAVO: Cheers Olatoun
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Mar 2010, 15:39
Nicely captured! smile

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