Every Monday I submit entries to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge.
I have just visited her blog and saw beautiful monochrome images of New York. Her description of ‘The City’ is fantastic and brought back memories of the metropolises I have visited or lived before.
Having lived in cities with over 3-20 million inhabitants, and now living in Amsterdam, where there are around 800 thousand inhabitants, perhaps may explain my fascination and preference for smaller cities and proximity to Nature.
Today, I am sharing photos of Durgerdam, taken during one of my bike rides, which is one of the small villages close to Amsterdam. There time seems to never fly, making it the best place to stop and contemplate nature, while having a ‘koffie verkeerd’ (wrong coffee), the so-called Latte.
These photos come in two versions. Both converted to monochrome in LightRoom. Then I applied a high contrast and structure filter in Silver Efex Pro. Additionally, I have reduced shadows in the second version of each photo to soften the effect of the filter. If you wish, click to enlarge the photos.
A panorama of the village.
I am joining Lens and Pens by Sally, who hosts each Monday the Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge.
Shot with an iPhone5.
The schedule theme for this week’s challenge is: Black and White
Thanks for visiting!