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Amersfoort Reflections

Amersfoort Reflections
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9757 W: 57 N: 16694] (61732)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-01
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Architectural reflections in water, My Reflection Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-16 11:29
Viewed: 2640
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amersfoort Reflections

This is the next upload in my series of reflections photos, which now gives me the opportunity to say that I created a theme for all these reflections photos for a couple of weeks ago. It can be found here.

The photo was taken in Amersfoort, the second biggest city in the province of Utrecht, that I visited two weeks ago.
The name Amersfoort means ford (voorde in Dutch) in the river Amer (old name of the river Eem) and it was mentioned for the first time in 1028, in 1259 the city got city rights from the Bishop of Utrecht.
Nowadays the city has about 140,000 inhabitants.

Here you can see de Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren (Tower of Our Lady), which is the third tallest church tower in the Netherlands: 98,33m. That's also why the people of Amersfoort gave the nickname Lange Jan (Long Jan) to the tower. Here, the tower is seen in the water of what I believe is de Westsingel.

Hope you like it!

PS - I just noticed that it also is my 150th picture from The Netherlands. :-)

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Hi Lars
Nice idea of composition. The reflection is pure, with nice colors.
It' a beautifull picture

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2007-08-16 12:18]

Beautiful reflection! I've often thought of doing a shot that is just reflection, with no sky or horizon, but I've never actually done it. This does have the sky, but only as reflected in the pond. Gret colour and detail, and the bird adds a bit of life to it. Well done!

Hej Lars, mooi hoe je hier de toren zo neerzet, de gerimpelde reflecties maken 'm extra oud ;-) Heel ook de diagonaal en het kleurenpalet...en de tekening van het water. Mooi werk en feleciteerd met je 150ste binnenlandse!
Fijne avond!

Hej Lars,

Nice reflections! I like the good effect given by the water movement. Great colors and light.


A very nice reflexion, just slightly blurred by the movement of the water. The colors are particularly nice here, especially the light blue of the sky around the church tower, plus the little touch of hgreen of the aquatic herbs.

All the best,


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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7889 W: 56 N: 3790] (25342)
  • [2007-08-16 17:49]

Beautiful and interesting composition here. The inperfections in the water surface are very nice.


Hi Lars. Well happy 150th picture from the Netherlands! To really confuse everybody I might have cropped the reflection tightly and posted it upside down. Still your composition is very well seen and the colors seem realistic and accurate. Nice work Lars.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 262 N: 3084] (103038)
  • [2007-08-17 0:03]

Hi Lars,
fine reflections, good idea and informations. I like it. Pleasant colours. Well done photo.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2007-08-17 0:45]

Dag Lars,
mooie zachte kleuren in dit iddylische slootje met waterplanten en waterhoen. De toren ziet er indrukwekkend uit, zelfs in deze weerspiegeling.
Groeten Gerrit

Lars bonjour.
Le seul reflet fait une très belle photo. J'aime la touche de verdure en haut à gauche qui fait pendant avec celle en bas à droite. Entre les deux touches le reflet de l'édifice qui vibre sous le frémissement de l'eau est superbe.

Hi Lars,
nice reflection shot. I like it how you framed the tower with the green plants and the nice little duck, well done!

Hello Lars,
You give an artistic touch with the way you composed this image.The reflections to water are very well seen and the colors are so natural,beautiful and vivid.Very good idea and work!


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2007-08-17 6:05]

Dag Lars,

Misschien een idee waar ik niet onmiddellijk zou opkomenom te doen.
Maar het is absoluut geslaagd, door de weinge beweging in het water maakt het zo schilderachtig, bijna een olie schilderij.
Het oog moet er zijn en het geschikte moment, en zoals daarnet een Nerderlense fotograaf zei tijdens het spotten van vliegtuigen, mazzle moet jij even mee hebben.

Prettig weekend,

Olá Lars, lovely painting with reflections and green floating plants on the sides of the canal. I like the contribution of the duck ;-) Nice addition to your theme.

I thought you already had a reflections theme; maybe that is your dad. I know you both like them. This is a beauty. I like the fact it is more reflection than reality. The tiny distortions from the ripples add another dimension. Well spotted.
Congratulations on another milestone.

merhaba lars
magnificent reflections and colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2007-08-18 8:24]

Hi Lars,
A rather painterly look to this shot. I really like the vertical format here and also the deep blue hue of the water. the exposure level was well chosen as well. Its like drama and art blend together here. Well captured, my friend.

Bonsoir Lars
les reflets sont souvent une bonne source d'inspiration pour les photos et ceux-ci permettent en plus de nous présenter de façon artistique cette église. Bravo, joli travail.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2007-08-18 13:50]

Hello Lars,
excellent the reflection of the tower of Our Lady on the water.The reflection the church surround from the greenery that floated on the water.Very informative your note too.Well done Lars.

Have a nice weekend,Danos

Funny shot for this place, you have caught a very nice reflection.
Good colors and perfect framing.
Jean Michel

Bonjour Lars
J'aime cette composition qui ressemble à un tableau.Une très belle réalisation en cadrage vertical.
Bonne journée.

Hello Lars
I like this composition which resembles a table. A very beautiful realization in vertical framing.
Good day.
In a friendly way

Hi Lars. Great photo. Well seen and well captured. I love the colours you have captured in this shot. The lone duck is nice focal point also. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

Hi Lars,
Very gorgeous composition with great reflections. It seems a painting. Very good details and nice light
TFs and have a nice Sunday

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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2007-08-19 11:59]

Hi Lars!

It is very interesting to see this image like this, only watching the down side of the reflection and not the original thing that in fact creates it! Great light and sharpness, necessary to appreciate all the details shown on this reflection!

Cheers, and see you soon I´ll some days In Central Europe! Take care!


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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3653] (14641)
  • [2007-08-19 12:54]

Hi Lars,

Amazing reflections. The fact that it is not completely calm makes this photo look like a painting. Very well seen and and excellent shot.



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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 0 N: 868] (6619)
  • [2007-08-19 13:04]

Een keurige reflectie in mooi stilstaand water,goed werk Lars.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2007-08-19 13:46]

Hej Lars
En fin og stemningsfuld måde at give os både tårnet og livet i kanalen. Tak for synet
Sjovt med et "Dansk navn" til et Hollands tårn :-)

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  • gary91 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1663 W: 334 N: 3131] (15348)
  • [2007-08-19 14:02]

Hello Lars,
I am found of water reflections, and this one has especialy nice colors. I love the inclusion of the duck? just aside the reflection. Good idea to have composed only with the reflection without the main subject...
Have a nice evening,
Best regards, Christian

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-20 0:46]

Bonjour Lars,
c'est bien vu, tu as l'entièreté de la tour dans les reflets. Elle est bien située entre les végétaux qui recouvrent la surface.
Belles couleurs, on devine un ciel bien bleu.
Le format vertical s'imposait bien évidemment.

Bonjour, mon ami Lars,
Il fallait avoir l'oeil pour remarques que toute l'architecture était reproduite dans cette eau tranquille, où canards viennent se laisser bercer et se nourrirent de la flore et de la faune environnante.
J'aime beaucoup cette idée et la mise en image.
Très bonne note, comme d'habitude.

What a beautiful picture! Really amazing and I think the reflections in the water are perfectly.
Best wishes,

Hi Lars - very pretty reflections, the duck adds a nice touch and brings life.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2007-08-20 10:57]

Bonsoir Lars
Very interesting composition; very nice reflections.
Nice way to make something different to show this nice architecture.
Well done.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-08-20 14:10]

Hola Lars.
An excellent reflection shot, you captured it with a very good point of view and beautiful colors, very good picture.
Well done. TFS.
Best regards.

Hallo Lars,
Prachtige impressionistische kleuren zitten er in deze schitterende spiegeling. Monet zou er jaloers op zijn.
groet Rob

Hi Lars
A wonderful reflection you have caught here. I like the deep colors.
Nice work

Hey Lars,

Ik ben gek op reflectie-foto's, dus op deze moet ik even reageren :-)
Heel leuk gedaan, de reflectie van de toren zo ondersteboven. Goed idee en mooie kleuren. En nog van harte met je 150-ste Nederlandse foto!

Groetjes, Nel

Hei Lars,
The appearance is close to that of a painting, and the mix of reflection and reality (= waterplants) makes an attractive image!
Well seen and nicely carried out, rich colours as always when reflected from water!
Pablo -

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1214 W: 128 N: 1547] (5977)
  • [2007-08-26 7:09]

Hoi Lars,
Bedankt voor de note, wist niet dat-ie de op twee na hoogste toren van Nederland was. Ook het verband tussen Eem en Amer kende ik nog niet.
Mooie foto. Ik stond er zelf bij toen je 'm maakte. Hij is goed gelukt!

Hi , Lars .
My compliments !
This photo leaves one curious to know what the tower really looks like , but that is also what makes it challenging and exciting !
I have taken a look at your "reflection" photos . They are fantastic and very expressive - each in their own way , from this "soft" reflection photo to the bright or even twisted ones !
A brilliant collection !
My compliments !

een hele fraaie reflectie foto die me een beetje was ontschoten, prachtige kwaliteit foto, goede pov en prachtige details, uitstekend werk hier. prettige dag
groet jaap

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2016-06-30 1:07]

Dear Lars
Today I looked at your old pictures. still I found a wonderful reflection photography. A composition as has been imagined. congratulations


I don't believe I missed this one...
Fabulous outcome with this great reflection pic., Lars. The light upon the smooth water surface, the tower in perfect position to the canal by choosing best POV there, and the magnificent bright colors.
Bravo for that beauty.
Wish you a nice weekend,

Hello Lars,
The reflections on the calm water are very pretty; Monet would approve - well seen and rendered.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10495 W: 174 N: 18817] (83639)
  • [2018-08-30 13:04]


beautiful use of these reflections with the distorted image of the beautiful tower. nice these aquatic plants around.

take care


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