Do you like Alan’s atmospheric photo of an Amsterdam windmill? Did you know that this shot wasn’t planned? The lens fogged up when Alan pulled out the camera to photograph Riekermolen, a windmill near Amsterdam that dates from 1636. And It proves that sometimes a camera mishap can turn out better than you think.
We were being transported from Amsterdam to Utrect to meet our ship, the AmaWaterways Amacello for a Christmas cruise on the Rhine River. The journey included a scenic drive along the west side of the Amstel River. At Riekermolen, the bus pulled over for a brief stop to photograph the famous Amsterdam windmill, which is located on a portion of the river where Rembrandt enjoyed taking walks.
Alan’s fogged-up lens turned out to be a benefit on a cloudy, snowy December day when light conditions were not the best for photography. Cropping out a lens flare was the only processing necessary for this photo.
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