The Harbor of Gouda

Something quite different today. Treatment-wise that is. This is my free “Aged Photo” preset applied to an HDR. Sort of double up, but I kinda liked the end result. It reminded me of some of the old paintings done by the Dutch Masters. I’m not claiming any of their brilliance here, just pointing out that the “mood” reminds me of their work.

The shot itself was taken in Gouda during a photowalk with Martin, my brother in law.

The city dates back to around 1000 when people first started to harvest peat from the area. Today, Gouda is a lovely picturesque city famous for its cheese and a cookie called the Stroopwafel.

While the city lies inland, it is well connected to the vast Dutch network of waterways and it is no wonder that a harbor was created here as early as the 13th century. That church you see is the Gouwekerk which is relatively new. It adds a nice touch to the scene though.

About the preset. It is the Aged Photo Preset from my free collection. It creates a old feel by desaturating the colors and providing a sepia-like tone. Hope you like it.


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This entry was posted in Gouda, HDR, Lightroom Presets, The Netherlands, Travel.


  1. Flickr: i8428 July 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

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