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Bicycles on the Bridge by Mieke Boynton
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Amsterdam, 2009

Kodak Easyshare M1033

I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

My email address is miekeboynton(at)hotmail.com

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  • berndt2
    berndt2about 4 years ago

    lovely shot! love the way the shadows are used in the composition

  • Thanks! Glad you noticed the shadows :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Robyn Lakeman
    Robyn Lakemanabout 4 years ago

    This is fabulous Mieke. I love the calendar too, it really captures Amsterdam xox

  • Thanks, Robyn!! :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 4 years ago

    So cool that you`ve made this all about the bikes. Cause Amsterdam IS all about the bikes. They will run you over if you lose concentration for a nanosecond and they`ll smile for having done it. They`re the reason why there are no parking spaces in Amsterdam cause since everyone rides one, there`s no need to move your car from it`s place.
    And as nobody ever buys a new one (if it`s stolen, you just steal somebody else`s!), they look like they were all made in the early 50`s… and as the lights eventually wear out and they don`t bother to replace them, you can`t see them at night and so you`ve got to be REALLY careful not to hit them if you`re stoopid enough to drive in that amazing town.
    And though I hate to say it, riding them flatters nobody. A friend of mine once said to me long ago while passing a middle aged woman riding one of these classic black bikes complete with front basket and massive rear fender… “Bill, when you find the woman of your dreams, make sure you see her on a Dutch bike before you marry her!”
    Sorry to have rabbited on, but this picture just syas so much that needs to be answered.
    Wonderful take!

  • No need to apologise – So cool that you took the time to write all that! And I absolutely agree about the bikes. Coming from Australia where we look in the opposite direction before crossing the road, it’s doubly dangerous! And although I haven’t personally stolen a bike because of mine going missing, all my cousins have :) :)
    Thanks again, Bill. Big smiles from me!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • jchanders
    jchandersabout 4 years ago

    A lovely Dutch series! Well done!

  • I am so sorry for the delayed reply, Juergen!! Thank you very much for your comment… I’m so glad I found your wonderful forest photos!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingabout 4 years ago

    beautiful backlit b&w…reminds of something a long time ago

  • Thank you!! It really is timeless, isn’t it??

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Rosej
    Rosejabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot – wonderful perspective.

  • Thanks, Rose!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • chelleX1975
    chelleX1975about 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature :)

  • Thank you very much, Michelle! I am honoured to be featured in such a classy group :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • ashpipedevil
    ashpipedevilabout 4 years ago

    Well spotted and well executed.

  • Thanks, Phil!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Davide Ferrari
    Davide Ferrariabout 4 years ago

    wonderful capture!!!
    congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you, Davide! I’m glad you like it :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 4 years ago

    This is stunning! Just found it! CONGRATS !

  • Thanks, Berns!!!

    – Mieke Boynton

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