and i’m back from amsterdam! these last four days were amazing in so many ways! though i thought that i would be able to do more sight-seeing, i ended up not having much time for that, but on the other hand, all the other things i was able to do were great in terms of learning, not only professionally speaking, but also on a personal level. to begin with the shoot was part outdoors and part indoors with natural and studio lights, which was my very first time working with studio lights! i cannot wait to start editing them
then the soon-to-be mom is chinese and she introduced me to real and super delicious cantonese food, so my concept of asian food has dramatically changed! i already liked it, but now i am very very fond of it! the diversity of flavours is quite amazing! i had the opportunity of tasting both corean and cantonese food, and i miss it already! then i was able to stroll around amstelveen, which i didn’t know about and it feels good to see something else other than what we usually see when we travel to amsterdam.
amstelveen is the place where i was staying, which is a small town right outside amsterdam! i strolled around a little bit on the second day, as it’s pretty much a residential town, with an historical quarter. i also wandered around their market, but the light was almost gone, as it was about to start raining, so i took just a few pictures. the historical quarter was so pretty and their architecture is really amazing! i’m sure that with a little help from the sun, the pictures could have a whole different look, but these portray exactly what was the mood right before christmas! enjoy amstelveen!
as you can see everything is really well-taken care of and feels so peaceful! i can only imagine the comfort inside these homes and the way they are styled! obviously we are all pretty much influenced by the whole scandinavian interior design look, so it’s not hard to imagine how they look inside, even if they don’t! winters are also pretty different in terms of light, as asides from the fact that it was cloudy, you don’t have that much light from 2/3pm onwards. it’s all about working with your iso on your camera in order to make it work!
i remember a friend visiting stockholm saying that he once left a museum around 2pm and it was completely dark and he was all “whow, was i inside all those hours?!” but he hadn’t, it was just the fact that it gets dark a lot sooner than we’re used to! but that’s the beauty of travelling, right? getting to know other countries and their culture, opening your minds and also falling even more in love with your own country, because it’s easier to recognize the beautiful things you have back home, not saying that there are no other beautiful places in the world, it’s just that home… is home. see you tomorrow!