By martijnvdnat

Passage Across

The Ferry Across the Zijl carrying passengers between Leiden and Warmond, back and forth. Yesterday evening was cloudy but as I suspected around sunset the sun started to shine for just a little bit. I decided to bring my gear so that I could go out for a shoot immediately after my weekly aikido training session. My guess was right, the sun peeked through the clouds every now and then and just around sunset there was a magnificent display of colors in the sky.

I had little time so I chose a familiar spot close to my home… I’ve spent a lot of time in and around this water. In the old days we went windsurfing here and if the wind was not blowing hard enough we would just take a swim and hang out. The ferry wasn’t there yet at that time so getting across the body of water was something special. Nowadays I live close by and every now and then me and my little family go for a bike ride and we take this little ferry just for the fun of it…

The Ferry was resting after a hard days work… waiting till the next day to bring more passengers from this side to the other and back… I knew the angle I would use since it’s always lying in this direction, and I’ve been here many tmes before so I knew what to expect. But this time the clouds and the light really did their magic thing…

Stuff used for the above shot: ISO200, 10 mm, f8, 1/10th, hightech 0.9 soft grad ND filter, tripod, remote release.

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