Swanning Around the Canals in Amsterdam

Photography 101: The Natural World
Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.

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Swans at an Amsterdam canal. Iphone. No effects.
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Swans at Amsterdam Canal. Iphone. Effects by PicMonkey. Orson. Soften. B&W Focal

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21 thoughts on “Swanning Around the Canals in Amsterdam

  1. Lovely pictures: the top one looks like a painting to me (and I prefer it slightly, but what do I know?). I’m impressed that you were able to capture this on your lunch break — and on an iPhone 4.

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    1. Really? I didn’t think of it.I like the original very much too, and that is why I kept it there. Just tried to soften it a bit with some effects because the iphone doesn’t give me a sharp image. It is a just a phone! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      It was a play with the sunlight and the dark color of the water that produced this dark orange look.
      Thanks, Sandi.

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      1. Strangely enough — or maybe not so strangely — a friend of my daughter’s was in Amsterdam today. Not surprisingly, she posted a photograph of herself in front of one of those lovely canals that show up in your picture. (She is studying in Northern Ireland for the semester and had a short break.) When I saw her picture, I thought, “I know someone in Amsterdam!” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. where my parents live is a lovely park. the park has a lovely pond, and that pond has some of the meanest geese i’ve ever met. they literally chase people away. your swans reminded me of those geese, but on friendlier days ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. There are many geese at some canals but the swans are generally sweethearts. I live in one of them and every single day I get a visit of some swans and their now-babies, trying to get food.There are many ducks and some really ‘angry’ birds. It’s a real fight with the birds if I throw some bread to the swans and ducks. I made some photos of the fight one day; just in case the swans want to sue the birds! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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