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.

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

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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.

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

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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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