Wednesday, 2 November 2011

...To Brickhead...

Unedited shot of people in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle. Taken with my Sony HX1. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :)

Sometimes I am wondering if we Amsterdam people have bricks for heads, we often (yes, I'm including myself here as well, because I am sometimes as bricky as the rest of my fellow Amsterdammers) act as if we crawled from under a rock just yesterday, especially when it comes to participating in the public traffic. We never look left or right, we usually don't take anybody else into account and we sure as hell don't give any other biker, pedestrian, car, tram or bus the right to go first, because it's all about Me, Me, Me, so step aside traffic, here I come!

Needless to say that this creates extremely dangerous situations all the time, and often enough one or more of us ends up bleeding in the street or crushed underneath some vehicle that was simply bolder and/or stronger than we thought we were, just to get someplace a few seconds earlier, or in the scenario I've just mentioned, never to arrive at all. Again, I am guilty as charged, I'm usually the leader of the pack when it comes to rushing down the street as if my life depended on it, only to make it home those few crucial minutes earlier, and then waste that spare time wondering if I should look at Internet Porn get a bigger bell for my bike, to be able to 'Rrrring Rrrring' everybody else to the side of the road in an even more aggressive, mindless manner...I guess that's just how we roll in the best city in the world, so beware, we don't stop for anybody or anything, unless he/she/it is made out of sturdier material than we are, lol :D

I've also shot a wicked reflection movie of this puddle, check it out on my YouTube channel, thank you :)


Amsterdam photos

Wicked reflections

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