Photos from the archives: Essential Holland

Windmill at Keukenhof. About at clichéd as one can get. Still a nice photo :p.

Windmill at Keukenhof. About at clichéd as one can get. Still a nice photo :p.

Not much to say about this one – it is what it is. The crop isn’t great, due to the fact I had to take this from down low with my A700, which didn’t have a tilt/flip screen. But, you can’t knock the essence of Holland!

As with the cathedral, there will probably be a few more pictures like this coming up later…

Technically the only interesting thing about this pic is obviously the aperture, to isolate the tulips from the windmill in the back. I used f/3.5 on the Sony 35mm lens instead of its maximum f/1.8, to have a bit more depth of field on the tulips and keep the windmill recognisable. At ISO 200 (sunny day) you end up with 1/2000s exposure.

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