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Luminous Leiden

PJD mentioned in an earlier post the goodness of night photography – there is something satisfying about capturing night lights in a quality way, don’t you agree? Even if I do wonder about the somewhat irresponsible public use of all that electricity and its environmental impacts (for now though I will save those concerns for another post, but it is interesting to note that the Netherlands is in fact at the forefront of experimenting with so-called “intelligent streetlighting” focussed on energy efficiency). As they are on, I will admit that I do enjoy them, and I guess we are lucky to have the chance to capture these images a hop, skip and a jump away from our front door…

Above: Molen de Valk, meaning “The Falcon Mill” is the windmill that graces the canal closest to our house. It dates from 1743 and has seven floors inside.

Above: There’s plenty of  luminosity to be enjoyed on the Apothekersdijk, Leiden.


Both of the above images taken by me in Leiden, the Netherlands, 2012.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. The reflections in the River are awesome!

    May 4, 2012
    • Thanks heaps! I was happy with how they turned out – conditions were perfect, the night was so still. Have you backpacked in the Netherlands?

      May 4, 2012
      • Not yet! Me and my friend Christian will be there next summer though! We are currently working out the logistics of the trip

        May 4, 2012
      • Hi Justin,

        Sorry for the delay in replying to your message. Exciting that you are soon to explore this wonderful, flat country. Hope your trip planning is going well and that you enjoy it all! Are you heading elsewhere in Europe too?

        June 8, 2012

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