Staying with the Dutch theme, today’s post is a canal in Amsterdam and some experimental treatment. Hope you like it.
I can’t remember which canal this was, but I’m guessing the Herengracht, or “Lord’s canal” in English. The Herengracht is one of the three inner-most canals in Amsterdam’s semi-circular ring of canals. This one, the Herengracht is the first of the three in the city center and was named after the “Heren Regeerders” who governed the city in the 16th century.
Amsterdam has been called “The Venice of the North” for it has more than 80 miles of canals, about 90 islands and no less than 1500 bridges! The whole area made up of the 3 canals and the district called the Jordaan has been put on the UNESCO World Heritage List. UNESCO of course stands for “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization” and identifies places of special cultural or physical significance and importance to the common heritage of humanity. As of 2010, 911 sites are listed.
To give you an idea of the sites listed, Wikipedia mentions the Pyramids of Giza, Venice, the Acropolis of Athens, Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico and the Statue of Liberty.
This picture turned out more like an etch than a photograph. This was created first as an HDR and then I used my Aged Photo preset to tone it and finished up by tweaking some sliders in Lightroom to get this result.