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To Utrecht by couleur To Utrecht by couleur
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Dom Tower, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Canon 40D + EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM

I notice that every time when you spot a good photo opportunity and when you're about to take that photo, and there is only that chance. All a sudden someone steps into the frame and blew up the whole composition. By the time they are gone, something comes over again, maybe the sun had been shaded by a cloud or the interest of the subject has left or somehow somebody needs your help and ask whether you could take a picture of them. It has always been like this when i'm about to take that photo. This was one of its victim, but thank goodness this one came out good.

On this day, I came to Utrecht because I was on the way to Hilversum to checkout some modern architecture. So I had this city in mind because of a 22 Euro train ticket. It rained all day, the whole Netherlands was raining and it didn't stop. I waited for 30 minutes in a boring bookstore and couldn't wait no more. I took the attempt and prepared a lot of lens tissue. I didn't care much about my camera or lens, since it wasn't raining hard and I can't manage to hold my umbrella at the same time with my camera.

Oh yes, it was all wet. But I was very used to this, since it always rained.

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Date Picture Taken: Sep 12, 2008, 2:28 PM

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giovanino Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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Sabattier Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010   Photographer

Hello :) You've been featured in my news article - Around the World v. 4.2 - Europe! :w00t:

PhinaSera Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008   Photographer
I love the feel of the buildings - they look like they're going to crush me any second. Reminds me of a dream I had once. And I love the fact that there's such a tall structure at the very center of the vanishing point.

Although this is already a really extraordinary shot - the biker in red over there makes the picture absolutely perfect! Just the right amount of excitement.

couleur Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Utrecht is an icon because of the church, it houses the tallest architecture there. Everyone can see it. :)
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Photographer
Really nicely captured, did you make the rider ride into shot on time or was it just one of those moments? :)
couleur Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
It was those moments when I didn't wanted anyone to come into the frame and he did. But it work well this time and did not ruin it.
supafly-tnt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008   Interface Designer
Utreg me stadsjie :+fav:
couleur Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Thank you.
couleur Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Thank you.
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