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One of the bridges in Amsterdamse Bos. Seconds after I took this shot, the sky opened up and drenched me and my camera.


f/5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 200 – 60mm

40 responses

  1. Superb!

    December 3, 2012 at 4:17 PM

  2. So beautiful ! Perfect place for sketchingπŸ˜ƒβ€

    December 3, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    • Thanks Violet! You’d have to sketch really fast πŸ˜‰ It was raining the whole morning, there was only a few minutes of sunshine (I quickly took a picture), and then it started again..

      December 3, 2012 at 4:27 PM

  3. Worth to get soaked for tho!!..excellent contrast and love the colours …hope you and camera survived

    December 3, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    • Thanks so much! Definitely worth it. πŸ™‚ And we both survived!

      December 3, 2012 at 4:28 PM

  4. That rain filled sky is a lovely background – very dramatic.

    December 3, 2012 at 4:43 PM

  5. Beautiful shot!! Reflection and skies are amazing!!

    December 3, 2012 at 4:52 PM

  6. Wow! Calee, this is absolutely gorgeous!! This needs to be hung over a fireplace mantel!
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    December 3, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    • Thanks so much, sweet Wendy! I would definitely not hang this anywhere, but I’m glad you like it! πŸ™‚

      December 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

  7. Beautiful shot. Hope your camera is alright!

    December 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    • Thanks so much! Yes, luckily no damage done to it. πŸ™‚

      December 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

  8. Nice shot, Calee.

    December 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

  9. You caught a great mood there. The dark sky with just a bit of light at the bottom really caps it off.

    December 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    • Thanks Lyle! I’m sick and tired of the dark, rainy days we have over here, but must admit it adds a nice, dramatic effect sometimes. πŸ™‚

      December 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM

      • I don’t do too well in that type of weather. I’m used to more sun even if gets cold.

        December 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

        • Me too! And I’m longing for snow.. Cold, snowy, sunny days please!

          December 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

  10. Makes me want to go there and just sit. It almost looks like the very end of fall or the very beginning of spring.

    December 3, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    • It really IS the very end of fall! Cold and rainy days here now..

      December 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

  11. Stormy weather is the best to shoot in. Maybe not always the most pleasant, but definitely good for drama.

    December 3, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    • Luckily there was no storm, buckets of rain in combination with cold is enough for me. πŸ˜‰ After taking this shot, I went straight home to defrost!

      December 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

  12. Lovely scene. I hope you and your camera are ok!

    December 4, 2012 at 1:22 AM

  13. What a lovely place to photograph. Absolutely magical. The reflection is as good as the picture. Wonderful capture- yet again.

    December 4, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    • Thanks so much, Yvonne! It’s indeed a nice place, but would be even nicer without the cold showers. πŸ˜‰

      December 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

  14. Lovely shot – and great colours. And what a threatening sky!
    How’s the camera?

    December 4, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    • Thanks so much, John! The camera survived, after the shot I put it under my jacket and went straight home. πŸ™‚

      December 4, 2012 at 4:34 PM

  15. Great shot Calee! I like the color contrast, bits of foliage still hanging on, and the water reflections are just wonderful. Nice catch – too bad about the rain!

    December 4, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mary! I can imagine you sitting there painting, it’s a beautiful scene, sans the rain!

      December 4, 2012 at 4:35 PM

  16. OH Wetness ! Looking at the cloud cover I would have thought you were safe from a drenching. Unless you had a long walk back to the car.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    • No, it was bucketing down!! I had to walk ~30 minutes to get back, and got completely soaked! But my camera made it. πŸ™‚

      December 6, 2012 at 6:19 PM

      • thank goodness for that ! I’d be having heart palpitations about the equipment.

        December 7, 2012 at 1:14 AM

  17. i like this alot,you caught the reflections just right and the sky looks moody

    December 6, 2012 at 4:21 PM

  18. Lovely photo! Lovely sight!

    December 6, 2012 at 11:18 PM

  19. tutankhamon661

    Fantastic photo !!!

    December 10, 2012 at 10:38 PM

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