Friday, November 22, 2013

Holidays 2013, Netherlands and Belgium pt 6 : Amsterdam - Reflections and abstractions.


During several of my trips through beautiful Vondelpark I was often captivated by the reflections in the waters. I love that some of these are clearly reflections of trees etc, but others have this strange abstract quality that disorientates you.  Are you looking up at the sky or down into a reflection? Does it matter?:







Black and white:

While we are on the subject of  reflections, here are a couple more images taken in Amsterdam:

Not quite the image I was hoping for, but still, here is a bicyclist in the city center riding after heavy downpours.

The shaky night view from my apartment, looking across into the lives of others:


These final two images are of a building opposite the main library in Amsterdam that I found interesting. There was something about the images I saw that captivated me and made me want to keep looking. Where did the reflection begin or end? What was part of the building? What wasn't and in the end, does it really matter? and it is about just enjoying what I see?:



All photographs copyright matthew schiavello 2013

6 comments:

  1. some great shots there matty...espec. love the girl cycling/puddle shot

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  2. I love your photo of the cyclist Matthew, whatever you say, because it's so NOT like a normal photo.

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    1. I won't argue LOL.. I did stand there for ages trying to capture a cyclist. I did take a few other images, but this was the best of the lot ;-)

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  3. A fascinating series of images that questions the reality of what we see.

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    1. HI Andrew, Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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