The Red Light Bar Coffee Shop in Amsterdam

Wandering the streets of Amsterdam early in the morning really allowed for picture taking without thousands of people in the frame.

I loved this scene because of all the different colors there were to capture. From the orange flags for supporting the Dutch soccer team, to the neon signs, the Heineken sign, the graffiti in the alleyway, the red bricks, the awnings, the dirty black stairs…they just played so well together to create an explosion of color in an old town.

The door was closed to the coffee shop, but if it was anything like the other ones I passed with open doors…I’m sure there was some good smoking going on inside!

(More photos from my trip overseas: Holland Trip)

3 replies
  1. sabrina
    sabrina says:

    There’s so much to see in this image, Mike! What time of the day was it taken? The streets seem to be quite empty which is a good thing because of all the other detail the viewer wants to absorb.

  2. jina
    jina says:

    I love all the colors! I would be interested in seeing the non-HDR version too. Maybe you can show me sometime. 🙂

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