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Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5586 W: 83 N: 10803] (73792)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-14
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Netherlands [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-06-06 23:43
Viewed: 747
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
If you have ever watched the Dutch national soccer team play football anywhere in the world — or if you’ve been in Amsterdam during Holland’s annual King’s Day celebration (formerly Queen’s Day) — you may wonder why nearly all Dutch people dress in orange during such occasions.

After all, the colors of the official Dutch flag are red, white, and blue.

The answer is simple: Orange is the color of the Dutch Royal Family, which hails from the House of Orange.

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Hello Daniel,

I think you will have solved a curious problem for many people, with your explanation.
Bicycles always make interesting subjects they are part of our growing-up process and we view them with nostalgia.
Of course, the Dutch use these vehicles effectively and efficiently.
This is a particularly colourful version and anchors the f/g against the more sombre, seren b/g.
Isn't it co-incidental that there is a hint of reddy/orange through the window!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

hello Daniel
Un bon cadrage sur ces vélos.
Gros plan bien réalisé.
Bonne journée

Hello Daniel,
The orange bicycle is a fun addition to this well framed composition, adding a touch of contrasting colour and supplying a second focal point. I like the narrow framing and the well rendered textural detail.

Hello Daniel,

very fine picture from The Hague in the Netherlands the couty of bikes ... Very good sharpness and clarity.
Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24150 W: 523 N: 40344] (173772)
  • [2017-06-07 5:23]

Hello Daniel,

Very simple but pleasant to look at.
Two bikes and window are nice.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
An excellent composition.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13553 W: 0 N: 16002] (166972)
  • [2017-06-07 5:59]


Quelle image ce deux vélos devant l'entrée quelle vue et ce blanc et orange qui ressort avec l'ombre de la lampe et éla grille de la fenêtre sueprbe.
Bravo t amitié

Bonjour Daniel,

J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical qui est certainement ta spécialité.La bicyclette orange tient bien sa place sur ce mur qui reflète doucement une belle lumière.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3238 W: 0 N: 7350] (54297)
  • [2017-06-07 8:04]

Yes, the national color of Netherlands, and the second symbol of this country is the bicycle, very nice shot and a pretty scene
regards Ryszard

Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with nice elements, great clarity, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Daniel
il colore classico di questa nazione che, in questo caso, ti è stato molto di aiuto anche nella composizione della foto.

Hello Daniel
A bike is always an attractive object to make a scene more vivid and this orange bike certainly do, but also this beautiful window and the façade are, even without bike worth to be photographed.
Excellent work, Have a nice day. Groet Rob

Hi Daniel
I like how this picture is laid out with eye-piercing colour of the bikes make the subject really stand out. The wheelers have got quite a charm feel to it too. It's a beautiful mundane shot, Congrats.
Best wishes

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8869 W: 57 N: 14869] (55054)
  • [2017-06-08 10:28]

Hello Daniel,
Despite being Dutch, orange is far from my favourite colour, but the bright orange parts of the bike do stand out very nicely here against the grey wall. The lamp and the window are very well included too in this vertical composition.

Hi Daniel

That PINK road in Lisbon is famous for photographers and Instagramers :) If you google search PINK ROAD LISBON, you'll see what i'm talking about. and you'll see the difference in just how PINK the road is in sunlight. I had bad luck with the lighting. GO SEE IT :) Easy to find, lower Lisbon, about a 10-12 min walk from the cities tall white gate which you've posted here.

another fun and cultural shot here, i like its simplicity, its subject matter and textured wall. looks great to me, simple is often best. cheers

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