Amsterdamse Bos

I went to the Amsterdamse Bos today. It’s a short way from my house, and depending on how I vary my route it takes me 3 to 4 hours to walk around it.

The place was crowded with people walking their dogs or their kids. “Bos” (forest) is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. The Amsterdamse Bos is more of a very large city park. “Amsterdamse” is perhaps also not quite right; legally, the area falls under the municipality of Amstelveen.


Above photo taken facing Schiphol Airport using a Canon Powershot A620.


Composite photo using two different exposures for the top and bottom half, using the Neutral Density Filter technique. Gimpguru describes another technique specifically for blending exposures, but that was a little bit too much work for me.


Above photo facing the St. Urbanuskerk in Amstelveen across De Poel (lit. The Pool). Rotated and selectively sharpened.


You just cannot beat ducks doing the Jesus thing. Cropped.

One response to “Amsterdamse Bos”

  1. […] I packed some weight in my back-pack, because sometime this summer I will go hiking in the Ardennes, and I will be schlepping a dozen or so kilos worth of camping gear, food, drinks and clothes along. In other words: preparation time. I went for another walk through the Amsterdamse Bos, this one a bit shorter than last time, but still taking up well over three hours. […]

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