Thursday, 31 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Looking Into The Future

Unedited shot of some pretty girls standing around at a red light, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing besides a touch of added contrast, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

These girls seem to look somewhat critical into the future, or maybe they're just confused that I'm taking their picture in a puddle while they're waiting for the red light to turn green...whatever the reason, I think they should cheer up, as we are at the brink of a new year, a new chance to fulfill our dreams, hopes and good thoughts, to make new friends, make all those things happen that we did not manage to do in 2009 and to make the very best out of 2010 :))

For me personally 2009 has been a tough year with lots of hard work and tons of stress, but also the year of many happy things and events...here are some of the highlights :)

* January 2009: John Warwick interviewed me for the website 'Fat Talent'
* February 2009: Karel Maat interviewed me for the F+D Fotografie magazine and a wickedcool 5-page article was printed
* March 2009: I've produced my first book with Amsterdam reflections
* April 2009: One of my photos is used to promote the Queensday and causes an international scandal involving Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin
* April 2009: The lovely Miss Zeee printed a limited edition of my reflections on postcards and successfully sold them at the Spring is in the Air Market at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam
* April 2009: The Quind Blogazine published several of my photos and an article I wrote for them
* June 2009: One of my puddle reflections made the 2nd place in the 'In love with Amsterdam' photo exhibition/contest and we went to the 'Krasnapolsky Hotel' to celebrate
* September 2009: My 3rd Flickr Birthday
* October 2009: The 'ABC Treehouse' is showing 11 of my puddle pictures at the AMS * NYC * AMS exhibition
* November 2009: Many of my wicked reflections are shown on giant screens at the N8 Museumnacht at the Stadsarchief, over 4000 people visited and witnessed the wickedness
* November 2009: I've started taking proper puddle reflection videos for my YouTube page
* December 2009: For the first time ever I've managed to take a puddle reflection shot of myself using the timer of my mobile phone cam

What a year :))

I've made a new wicked reflection movie at the same spot, watch it on my YouTube page :)

Movie


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Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Shouw What You Got

Unedited shot of a mother&child on one bike, reflected in a puddle in front of the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

This mother/child bike situation is a very common one in the best city in the world (and the rest of the country too, of course :), one adult is biking and up to 3-4 kids (bakfiets!) are attached to the vehicle in various positions, either strapped to the bike or hanging from the steel bars in the front, back or side of it, or simply standing on screws or pipes protruding from the main body of their means of transportation, often in a suicidal fashion that clearly indicates that they not care if they live or die, as long as they can force as many bodies onto the metal frame as humanly possible, a bit of a circus-freakshow kinda thing we got going on here, but oh well, it's the 21st century after all :))

I've made a new wicked reflection movies at the same spot, watch it on my YouTube page :)

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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Fairy Tale City

Unedited shot of a couple on a scooter, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Yesterday I went out to do some puddle hunting and lucky me, the conditions were near perfect, I managed to snap some cool reflection pictures and some new movies as well. I'm always amazed at how wicked and Fairy tale like the best city in the world looks when viewed in a puddle and you'll often find me smiling&making happy sounds when I review the things I've just shot :)

I've made a new wicked reflection movies at the same spot, watch it on my YouTube page :)

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Monday, 28 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - The Patient Panda

Unedited shot of the lovely Miss Monyart and some tourists, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Last weekend I went downtown to take some puddle pictures and the lovely Miss Monyart joined me to watch me do my wicked thing...unfortunately for her it's very boring to observe the creation of my reflection shots, as I spend all the time running from puddle to puddle, hunching down to take some pictures and hurrying off to the next wet spot. You can see her standing around bored in the background, looking a bit like a Panda who just found out that all the Bamboo in Amsterdam has been uprooted and washed away by the Winter wind...sorry Miss M :)

I've made some new wicked reflection movies at the same spot, watch them on my YouTube page :)

Movie 1 (this one has the lovely Miss Monyart in it :)
Movie 2


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Sunday, 27 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - The Space Cadette

Unedited shot of a guy with a big headset, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I really like how this kid looks a bit like a space Cadette with his giant headset...they say that listening to loud music in this way can cause severe damage to the hearing but the typical consumer of such gear usually ignores the kind of advice that sounds like it came from his/her parents, so we're probably witnessing a future generation of hard-hearing, iPod-loving world leaders&astronauts growing up at the moment, hehe :)

I've made some new wicked reflection movies at the same spot yesterday, watch them on my YouTube page :)

Movie 1
Movie 2

Have a relaxed Sunday :))

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Twilight Zone

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a biker, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Christmas is almost over and now we're stuck in this Twilight-zone between X-Mas and New Years Eve, everybody needs a rest from the last year and most of us are looking forward to 2010, a new beginning, a fresh start with a new hand of cards dealt to us by life...hopefully you've had a chance to spend some quality time with your loved ones, got lots of nice gifts and now you're ready for a new challenge :))

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Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Unedited photo of the big Christmas tree on the Dam square in Amsterdam, shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

We're having a white Christmas this year in the best city in the world, everything is covered in snow and looks all pretty and lovely...I wish you a happy time and hope that you get to spend Christmas with your loved ones with lots of delicious food and positive vibes :))


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Sweet Lord Baby Jesus

Unedited photo of the sweet Lord Baby Jesus in a Church, shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

We're having a white Christmas this year in the best city in the world, everything is covered in snow and looks all pretty and lovely...I wish you a happy time and hope that you get to spend Christmas with your loved ones with lots of delicious food and positive vibes...and don't forget, the sweet Lord Baby Jesus loves you :))


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White Christmas

Unedited photo of the Skinny Bridge in Amsterdam, covered with snow, shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

We're having a white Christmas this year in the best city in the world, everything is covered in snow and looks all pretty and lovely...I wish you a happy time and hope that you get to spend Christmas with your loved ones with lots of delicious food and positive vibes :))


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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Have A Very Merry Christmas :)

Unedited photo of my Christmas lights, shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I wish you a very merry Christmas time, may you have lots of fun, lots of food and lots of gifts from your loved ones :)


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Christmas Light Galore

Unedited photo of my Christmas lights, shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I wish you a very merry Christmas time, may you have lots of fun, lots of food and lots of gifts from your loved ones :)


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Ho Ho Ho!

Unedited photo of my Christmas lights, shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I wish you a very merry Christmas time, may you have lots of fun, lots of food and lots of gifts from your loved ones :)


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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Underground

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of an Amsterdam Metro train, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Coming home after a vacation is usually the only occasion when I use the public transport system, being on the tram or metro in the best city in the world always gives me this feeling of being somewhere else, like Paris or New York or some other big city and not in our cozy, tiny, lovely Amsterdam, the people look all serious and there's a lot of running going on, not my kind of atmosphere, I prefer traveling at my own speed on my bike :)

Home sweet home!


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Hello/Good-Bye Part II

Unedited mobile phone cam shot the view outside of the Amsterdam Central station reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I love stepping out of the station and seeing my beloved, good old Amsterdam again after having been away, I usually light a ciggie, soak up the atmosphere, watch the people rushing by and take a deep breath, promising myself never to leave again...until my next vacation :)


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Home Sweet Home

Unedited mobile phone cam shot the Amsterdam Central station reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Arriving back home after a vacation is one of the best feelings ever (unless you don't like your home town of course, lol ;) and I'm always glad to be back in the best city in the world, so when I got off the train in Amsterdam after a seemingly endless trip with many different trains and massive delays, thanks to a bit of snow that the Dutch Railways just could not handle, I almost kissed the ground, but it was very wet and dirty, so I didn't, but I could have ;-P


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S@m Phone Home

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of Me, Myself&I, reflected in the mirror of a train toilet. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Me and my phone, on the way home to the best city in the world :)

I can't pass by any reflective surface without trying to take a self-portrait, it's just so much fun and often the result looks somewhat Cyborg'ish, me like :)

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Racing Towards The Future

Unedited mobile phone cam shot out of a train window. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

This is a shot I took while hurrying back to Amsterdam after my weekend trip, I was impatient to get home and the fact that the Dutch Railways did not manage to make more than a few trains ride every now and then did not help, it took me hours and many changes on different trains to make it back to the best city in the world, but luckily it all worked out and I did not have to sleep in a station somewhere along the way :)


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Good Standing

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a girl standing around in a train station. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

One thing I really like about Winter is the fabulous light that seems to be everywhere, probably caused by the lower angle of the sun or something like that, whatever the reason, the pictures always look really wicked...but I'm glad it's almost Spring anyway :)


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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

All through the soil and up in those trees

A very nice portrait by one of my Flickr contacts :)

The Holy Shoppers

Unedited shot of 2 Angels going shopping, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Angels need to go shopping to, especially around this beautiful time of the year...somebody has to get all those Presents for all the good kids, or did you really think Santa Claus can do this all by himself? Actually, he probably could, even though some people doubt his skills and abilities to make all the good children worldwide happy on Christmas Eve :))

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Do They Know It's Christmas Time At All?

Unedited shot of a Christmas market, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I just love the atmosphere around Christmas, the lights, the happy people, the snow (sometimes) and the anticipation of spending some quality time with friends&family and hopefully getting some nice Presents from your loved ones Santa Claus, it's almost too much to bear...I guess it's good that we do Christmas only once a year :)

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Wiiiiuuuu, Wiiiiuuuu, Wiiiiuuuu!

Unedited shot of a carousel on a Christmas market, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I remember being a little boy and always wanting to go on these lovely carousels, there's just nothing like spinning around in circles after having stuffed yourself with candy cotton and tons of other sweets before entering this nausea-inducing tool of merriness and fun :)

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Strange Looks International

Unedited shot of a biker and buildings, reflected in a puddle, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

As you can see, the strange looks I get when I shoot my wicked puddle reflections are the same in each country, people think I'm a Madman and that somebody should call the Police...I guess this Gentleman didn't do it because it's almost Christmas and he did not want me to spend that special time of the year locked up in a foreign Jail...thanks Dude :D


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Wicked Winter Reflection

Unedited shot of a buildings, reflected in a puddle, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I does not matter where I am, I'm always looking out for some puddles to shoot my wicked reflections in and as you can see, even when I'm on vacation, I usually manage to find one somewhere, lucky me :)


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Alive On Arrival

Unedited mobile phone cam shot a train station in a foreign country, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Arriving at your destination when traveling is a very satisfactory moment, the stress of the journey is falling off you like snow off the roofs when the weather gets warmer again and you can look forward to spending some quality time far away from home...and if you easily get homesick, like myself, you can look forward to going home soon, hehe ;-P


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Everywhere You Go, Always Take The Sunshine With You!

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a girl on the train. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

One of the nice things about traveling is to watch the other people traveling with you...even if they catch you taking secret photos of them on the train, haha ;-D

And of course the old advice "Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you" applies to a short weekend trip as well :)


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Winter Wonder Land

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the Dutch landscape viewed from a train. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I have to say, as much trouble as the cold weather can cause, there's nothing like a snowy Winter landscape around Christmas time, I sure hope that we'll get a White Christmas this year :)


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Bye Bye Best City In The World!

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the Amsterdam Central station sign. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Leaving Amsterdam is always hard for me, usually I get already homesick when I'm at the train station and I just want to turn around and go back home, but I also know that if I leave my lovely hometown every now and then, I'll love and appreciate it even more when I come back...you know how they say "If You Love Something, Let It Go. If It Comes Back to You, It's Yours Forever" :)


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Sunday, 20 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - All Aboard

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a train inside the Amsterdam Central Station, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

When I started my weekend trip of course I had to take some proper wicked reflections to say Good bye to the best city in the world in style :))

Since the roads are iced up all over Europe at the moment, I decided to take a train and not the bike for a change, in retrospect a great idea as it's around -10 to -15 degrees in many countries currently, brrrrrrr :)


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Hello/Good-bye

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the view outside of the Amsterdam Central Station, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

When I started my weekend trip of course I had to take some proper wicked reflections to say Good bye to the best city in the world in style :))

This is the view of Amsterdam that you see when you enter/leave the entrance to the station, a worthy first/last impression I'd say :)


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Leaving Butt-City

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the Amsterdam Central Station, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

When I started my weekend trip of course I had to take some proper wicked reflections to say Good bye to the best city in the world in style :))

As you can see, the cigarette butts are pointing towards the station, giving me some valuable hints which way to go to leave Amsterdam and find the train that would whisk me away from my beloved hometown, it's always good to get some help when going on a trip :))


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Saturday, 19 December 2009

AmsterS@m Will Be Right Back

Unedited mobile phone cam self-shot of AmsterS@m, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I am away from the best city in the world for a couple of days, traveling around in frozen Europe, enjoying the snow in other countries, getting some rest, chilling out, taking it easy and snapping hundreds of pictures :))

I will visit your stream when I'm back in good old Amsterdam, so don't go away, I'll be back very soon :))

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Thursday, 17 December 2009

AmsterS@m Fading Out

Unedited mobile phone cam self-shot of AmsterS@m, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Another wicked self reflection, shot using the timer of my mobile phone...today my 3 week Winter vacation starts and I'm leaving the best city in the world for a couple of days, but I'll be back very soon for some serious chilling out and more wonky Ice-puddle pictures :)

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

AmsterS@m On The Rocks

Unedited mobile phone cam self-shot of AmsterS@m, reflected in a frozen puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Another wicked self reflection shot with the timer of my mobile phone in a frozen puddle, had to kick in the ice layer to be able to take this one...today I am very excited and happy, it's my last working day for this year, I'm off for 3 glorious weeks, my first real vacation in one year AND it's been snowing all night, so I woke up to a fluffy, white Amsterdam, yay :D


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Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Unwrap Me!

Unedited shot of the giant poster advertising Hunkem├Âller lingerie on the Dam square, shot with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Since the puddle reflection I took of this poster was so popular (in case you missed it, it's this one :) I've decided to post this unreflected version to fight back the cold Winter weather that has taken over the Netherlands since Monday with some warm thoughts :)


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Slip&Slide

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of an H&M lingerie ad poster in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

This poster is another one from the series that has been all over the best city in the world in the last weeks, I've taken some puddle pictures of them last week, but it can't harm to have an unreflected version up here as well :)

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It's Here!

It's Here!

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a 'Winter' light sign at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

This week the Winter has started, it's freeeeezing cold and I'm having problems biking because my legs refuse to do their usual 'up&down, up&down' thing due to the temperature...I guess I'll have to show them the two pictures to the left to get them warmed up again, hehe :)

Almost weekend!


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Monday, 14 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - I am

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the giant 'I amsterdam' letters outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

These 'I amsterdam' letters are becoming our very own version of the 'Hollywood' sign, every tourist is having his/her picture taken while sitting inside the 'd', which of course means that everybody is coming home with the exact same vacation photos from the best city in the world, haha :D

I've had the pleasure of working with the good folks of the 'I amsterdam' campaign earlier this year to promote the 2009 'Queensday' party and we caused an international scandal involving the Presidents Obama and Putin while doing our thing :))

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Reflections Of Amsterdam - sterd

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the giant 'I amsterdam' letters outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

These 'I amsterdam' letters are becoming our very own version of the 'Hollywood' sign, every tourist is having his/her picture taken while sitting inside the 'd', which of course means that everybody is coming home with the exact same vacation photos from the best city in the world, haha :D

I've had the pleasure of working with the good folks of the 'I amsterdam' campaign earlier this year to promote the 2009 'Queensday' party and we caused an international scandal involving the Presidents Obama and Putin while doing our thing :))

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Reflections Of Amsterdam - am

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the giant 'I amsterdam' letters outside the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

These 'I amsterdam' letters are becoming our very own version of the 'Hollywood' sign, every tourist is having his/her picture taken while sitting inside the 'd', which of course means that everybody is coming home with the exact same vacation photos from the best city in the world, haha :D

I've had the pleasure of working with the good folks of the 'I amsterdam' campaign earlier this year to promote the 2009 'Queensday' party and we caused an international scandal involving the Presidents Obama and Putin while doing our thing :))

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Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Bike Girl

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a typical Dutch girl and her bike on the Dam Square in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

One of the things I like the most about the best city in the world are the pretty girls and their cool bikes...they are everywhere, they look good and the can outbike you anytime, while talking to their girlfriends on the phone, we have the fittest babes in the world in Amsterdam :)

She was probably calling the cops at the moment this picture was taken because I was crouching in front of her, with a big coffee cup&a ciggie in one hand and my mobile in the other, trying to pretend that I'm not shooting her but the pretty buildings behind her, hehe :)


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The Christmas Shoppers

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of Christmas shoppers on the Dam Square in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Last weekend the city was filled with tourists roaming the best city in the world and locals strolling through the shops, looking for Christmas presents. There's always so much to see, so many people to watch and shoot as they pass by unsuspecting of the young man waving his mobile phone in their general direction ;-)


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The Pigeon Crusher

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a pigeon and a lady about to crush it under her shoe on the Dam Square in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

As you can see, the lady is getting ready to squash that rat with birds under her Senior-citizen shoe and she's absolutely right to do so, we have plenty of those Disease-spreaders flying around, often they'll attack&devour whole tourists when they attempt to feed them with breadcrumbs, forgetting that the pigeons in the best city in the world have a permanent, major case of the Munchies, from all the Weed-smoke hovering above the city, haha ;D


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Shadow/Light

Unedited shot of the Damrak, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Yesterday I went to the city to take some puddle pictures and wicked videos, it was an almost perfect day with lots of sunshine, pretty girls, good coffee and to top it off, a big demonstration on the Dam square of supporters of the right for abortion against a bunch of 'Jesus loves you'-signs holding religious nut cases, divided by a strong police force, proving that Democracy is not dead, it just smells a bit funny :)

Have a relaxed Sunday :))


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Licorice

Unedited shot of the Damrak, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Yesterday I went to the city to take some puddle pictures and wicked videos, it was an almost perfect day with lots of sunshine, pretty girls, good coffee and to top it off, a big demonstration on the Dam square of supporters of the right for abortion against a bunch of 'Jesus loves you'-signs holding religious nut cases, divided by a strong police force, proving that Democracy is not dead, it just smells a bit funny :)

Have a relaxed Sunday :))


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Dam It!

Unedited shot of the Damrak, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam, taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Yesterday I went to the city to take some puddle pictures and wicked videos, it was an almost perfect day with lots of sunshine, pretty girls, good coffee and to top it off, a big demonstration on the Dam square of supporters of the right for abortion against a bunch of 'Jesus loves you'-signs holding religious nut cases, divided by a strong police force, proving that Democracy is not dead, it just smells a bit funny :)

Have a relaxed Sunday :))


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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - The Golden Girl

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of giant poster on the Dam Square in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

I really like this poster advertising the fine lingerie of Hunkem├Âller and if my living room was big enough, I would steal it and hang it up on the wall, haha ;D

I've taken a another reflection shot of one of their posters last month already but it seems that I just can't get enough of their delicious advertising :)

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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Babes&Beer

Unedited picture taken with my Panasonic DMC-FZ8 of giant posters, reflected in a puddle on the Rokin in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

The giant H&M posters that are currently plastered all over the best city in the world, advertising lingerie, also look good in a puddle...please ignore the Heineken ad, it's not real beer and will only give you a headache if you try to drink it, hahaha :D


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Reflections Of Amsterdam - Babes&Bikes

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Babes&Bikes

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of giant posters and some bikes, reflected in a puddle on the Rokin in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

The giant H&M posters that are currently plastered all over the best city in the world, advertising lingerie, also look good in a puddle, and to keep it real, I've shot them through the spokes of a bike, Amsterdam style baby ;-D


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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Smokey Time

Unedited mobile phone cam shot of the 'Smokey' Coffeeshop, reflected in a puddle in Amsterdam. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

The 'Smokey' Coffeeshop is a landmark in the best city in the world, it's huge, it's red and it's got a confusing name, even though I would never set foot inside it, for fear of being mistaken for a tourist and having to pay unreasonable prices for whatever merchandise it is they're having on offer in there...but just like the 'Bulldog' or the 'Grasshopper', it seems to wildly appeal to the urges of the visitors of Amsterdam, so I guess they're doing something right :)

Thank God it's Friday :)))


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