Monday, November 11, 2013

[Snapshots] Golden Hour in Amsterdam

Earlier in November we had a few lucky, warm days and headed out to explore the city by boat, my favorite way to enjoy Amsterdam's uniquely charming scenery. As a bonus, my pal Rachel upgraded to a new camera and gifted her used one to me just before she headed off for an exciting around the world trip. I put it to good use and snapped a ton of pictures of the changing season and iconic architecture around town (thanks Rachy!)

During this particular boat ride, we tried making it home before sunset which happens so early now that winter is quickly approaching. We floated along the Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam's most famous scenic canals, while the sun was lowering. Fortunately, I had the chance to capture a few pictures during the illusive golden hour (or magic hour) right before the sun completely sank away. An orange glow drenched the streets, houses and trees, isn't this gorgeous golden hue ideal for autumn? What perfect timing!

PS. Speaking of the golden hour, have you ever heard of the Manhattanhenge phenomena?
It's amazing! 


  1. I love these shots! The atmosphere - lonely, but beautiful - is incredible. Wow! Keep Posting