An evening and the first evening I had ever been to Amsterdam. It's an amazing place...but unfortunately it was raining and I managed to get few pics but most of the time it was rush hour for us, my folks were all chilling out sipping on some coffee while I walked around the Dam Square to explore areas especially this being my first and a very short visit.

TBH I did not know what this busker was doing as I didn't stay for the rest of the show, as you can see he's just prepping himself...but to my knowledge I think he's best at what he does :) He may be a magician or a juggler but I had no clue so I personally named it "The Illusionist"

I shot a series of hand-held HDRs so quick to capture the aircraft in the frame. I had to shoot in jpeg as I had little space on my memory card. Using the Sigma 8-16 mm on a FF is not a good idea, it looked just OK on 16mm as the vignetting was so bad on 8-15mm, but hey 16 mm is still awesome if you know what your doin :)

The Post Processing: Loaded LR and noticed that one set of HDRs really stood out but unfortunately I lost some info in the clouds, highlights were heavy on certain parts of the sky. Fortunately I did have other images of the same series so I had to replace the sky.

I normally process my images in Photomatix but this time I used Photoshop's HDR Pro, merged all the images and cleaned out the sky, used some dodging and burning on people and highlighted some parts of the buildings.

Finally I processed the colour in LR, played around with different colours and I landed up with green split tones.

Hope you like it and thanks for your stopping by :)

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Dam Square

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