By: Ula

Sep 18 2011

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Category: photography


Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/200 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL

“Vischhandel” means “fish trade” in Dutch, so I have a theory that this is just a pub in a place that used to be a fish shop (in the late 19th or early 20th century, judging by the sign’s typeface).

This was taken in Haarlem, Holland. The guy on the photo was opening the pub. He thought he was ruining my photo, but I really wanted him on it. He laughed.


6 comments on “Vischhandel”

  1. Fantastic photo! Isn’t it funny how people think they’re ruining a shot, when in actuality they’re adding that one extra element you need? Love it!

    • Indeed, even when I shoot city shots I usually wait until something interesting happens: someone walks by (it’s awesome if they wear something in colour that matches the rest of the shot), or someone on a bike passes by, etc. Photos are more alive this way. The other thing is when I try to shoot some abstract composition, people aren’t necessary then and they are disturbing my photo in that case.

  2. I like this shot it is simple and effective. I like the style and your incorporation of people into your shot this can at times be difficult.

  3. Great photo Ula, my Mum´s Dutch, this photo brings back many childhood memories!

    • Awesome! I’m staying in Holland until the end of September, so hopefully will have enough photos for three months of blogging from here ;D

  4. I love Amsterdam… and am longing to return… Thanks for reminding me why…

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