NEMO is a science centre in the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is an iconic structure that is shaped like a ship, that also celebrates glorious dutch maritime history. The building has been designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano.
All photographs have been post-processed by the use of NIK Color Efex Pro 4.0 filters to enhance contrast and detail. Click on any of the pictures for a larger view on Flickr.
I love selective colouring photographs. While this is one of the most time-consuming step of a post-processing workflow, it can breathe life into otherwise ordinary photographs. It can also be used to draw attention to a particular object in crowded field. The following pictures are my experiments with applying selective desaturation in Adobe Lightroom on a few pictures from my trip to Amsterdam 2012 spring.
You may wish to click on the pictures to see a larger version on flickr. As always I look forward to comments and criticisms.
People associate Amsterdam with lots of things including “Coffee shops”, Red-light district, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt but rarely with canals and water. Ubiquitous in the more than 100km of canals and 1500+ bridges are the water taxis. They are an excellent way of getting around the Amsterdam old quarter avoiding traffic jams on the narrow roads.
Nikon D80, 1/3000 f/7.1 with SB-600 flash at 1/16. 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. I used a high shutter speed with flash to keep the background underexposed and give a studio effect to the object in the foreground. No post-processing or increase in blacks.