Amsterdam After Dark – Photo Essay.
Amsterdam was the very first stop on our European journey. I hate to say it but I just didn’t love Amsterdam the way I thought I would. I think it was a case of having high expectations – which is never a good thing. Amsterdam is iconic – everyone knows someone that has been there and it’s been featured in a million movies. All the people I know that have visited the city have told me over and over again about how fantastic it is and how much I would love it.
I definitely had high expectations of Amsterdam, I expected it to be utterly impressive, hedonistic and unlike anywhere else I had ever been. While it was a pretty cool city it just didn’t grab me the way other places have. It’s an extremely fast moving city and it easily tops the list as one of the most expensive European cities. I just didn’t feel any real kinship to Amsterdam and because we were only there for three days there just wasn’t a lot of time to search out the missing connection.
While I was there I decided to take some photos of Amsterdam at night. Looking at them makes me think there must be more to the city than what I initially felt. Hopefully in the future I’ll get the chance to go back and give it another go. I really like these photos and I hope you like them too!
All of these photos were taken in Amsterdam using the manual setting on my camera and without the use of a tripod.
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All of these photos were taken in Venice, Italy using the manual setting on my camera and without the use of a tripod.
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