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On my way to the office

On my way to the office
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Copyright: Ruud Blok (ruudblok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-12
Camera: Sony DSC F-717
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 150 points or more!!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-05 4:37
Viewed: 7253
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 158
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On my way to the office
On a November mooring I was on my way to the office. The sun was very low and ground fog was coloring the light. For over six years I avoid the motorway now and driving through the polder. I just past Amstelhoek a village along the Amstel (BEER or a river in Amsterdam)
I call this the Rembrandt area because he painted a lot in this area. During the years I made a complete series in this style using the Rembrandt colors.

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lovely colours and texture. I love the mist on the sidewalk and horizon. Excellent capture.

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  • elkab Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 71 W: 46 N: 41] (743)
  • [2005-07-05 5:30]

Great picture. I like delicate light, fog and composition (right side nature, left side civilization - the cars etc.).
well done


Oh, you have a beautiful way to the office! Great shot. Colours, shadows... and that fog. I like it a lot.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-07-05 5:52]

Hi Ruud, great shot you got there, I like your composition very much, what a beautiful shot! great colours and very well captured, thanks for sharing... :)

the light and its color is really fantastic, and the fog brings this stillness of just enjoying the beauty of this moment, i hope you´ll post some more of this area, it is really wonderfull :)thanks for sharing,
best regards,

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  • Gand Gold Star Critiquer [C: 355 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-05 6:56]

Ruud this is beautiful.
Very clever using of sun light gives fantastic final effect.
Colours are beautiful.
Dark and vanila tones gives perfect moody touch.
Im also like way how road makes symmetry.

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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-05 6:57]

Wow Ruud..it's wonderful,you capture such moody atmosphere,great pov and lovely colours,I love it.

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-07-05 7:34]

nice colours and contrast.. beautiful wiev

Great perspective and composition. Very nice sunset atmosphere. Bravo Ruud.

Regards, Cengiz.

Well Ruud, i'm sure that Rembrandt has left some of his spirit and artistic sense there and you have been affected. Lovely picture full of romance.
If I may raise a small critics, I would have cloned off traffic lights and cars. But everything depends on what you wanted to say with this.

Wouldnt I love the road to my office to be like that...then I wouldnt go to office ...just sit there and dream as long as I can. Its a very lovely composition with very warm colours.

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  • Lisar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 319 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-05 13:33]

Seem you also used his eyes for composition. Not one detail I would change. Just love the sunrays coming behind that tree.

Hope you had a nice day in office.


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  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2005-07-05 14:47]

Lovely picture ruud, love the arty quality of the scene, great light creating a wonderful atmosphere

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  • rca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 94 W: 3 N: 1] (492)
  • [2005-07-05 15:28]

i like it - colors , frame and stylize

Funny that you waited a long time to post this one, because it is quite striking! Beautiful light and good composition, although I may have tried to avoid the road. Still, just for the colours and that winter morning feeling, great job!

Beautiful composition Ruud. I like the colors and the effect of the fog. Your POV is excellent.

Quelques arbres et de la lumière...voilà ce qu'il faut pour faire de la vie...quelque chose d'incroyable.
Vous nous le prouvez délicieusement encore une fois ici...

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-07-06 0:52]

Hi,Ruud! What a beautiful picture with all that golden light pouring on the trees! Very nice composition and great perspective! Congrats! Michel

Depth, colors, mist, shadows all are grabbed beautifully, Ruud!
It really looks classic.
I like the way you have included the road in the composition: Classic beauty in our days.

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  • chrisv (16)
  • [2005-07-07 4:45]
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Well Ruud, you've done an excellent job. I'm new here and don't know anything about "the rules of making a good picture" But i know this is a very beautifull picture.

I also like these kinds of pictures.

Keep on going !!!

Ruud, man you amaze me. I love how your photos are consistently so good! this one is no exception - you've managed to take an everyday scene and make it look stunning! i think the beauty of it here is the perspective you chose, the off-centre vanishing point and the strong sharp silhouettes. i learn a lot from looking at your pics. thanks!! :)
- Tina

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-07-07 16:06]

The busy road and the nature in light together, I like this combination here, Ruud, a wonderful mood ! ! !

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  • xnd144 (24)
  • [2005-07-08 2:48]

wow. bravo. =]

je suis bluffée par les couleurs !! splendides !!! j'aime bien l'idée des deux routes aussi, une conduisant vers le calme et l'autre vers les tumultes de la citée ... belle capture Ruud.

i'll just add myself to the list of TL members here who appreciated this photo very much! Ron

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2005-07-09 4:47]

A pity I hadn't seen this beauty before, Ruud... Excellent capture, I like the light and the fog here. TFS, TFS² (truly fantastic shot).

Fantastic shot Ruud! The colours, contrasts and composition are all first-rate.

Great POV and perspective Ruud - it is magical with its golden hue. Lucky to be in the land of Rembrandt and your picture indeed is a tribute to its glory.

I like the diagonal composition showing both the road and the farmland. The mist and early morning light is beautiful.
Sorry but I have run out of today's points allowance.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2005-08-03 12:39]

Hi Ruud,
Amazing photograph. Really nice composition and colours. TFS.

Beautiful photo. This is a mystery kind of mood. Good colour and composition. Take care. Yan

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  • Elfik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 73 W: 9 N: 40] (2461)
  • [2005-08-04 4:00]


O think on that day I would never arrive to the office!
Great view, great colors, great foto!


Hi Ruud, what a beautiful way to your office. Great lightning and beautiful colours. Nino

Great picture!!!!

Excellence bro.

My goodness! This is superb. THIS is what you see on your way to the office???!!! :-) You are lucky.
Wonderful shot, nothing much to add, the capture, technique, art are breathtaking.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-08-19 6:08]

Hi Ruud Blok,
Nice shot. I like the atmosphere with golden colours from the sun. When I look at the picture, I felt calm. Excellent capture of the mood. TFS.

Surreal, I love it!!!! Feels like the end of the earth....

Great colors & lighting

Very nice composition and light. The mist created a romantic mood.

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-08-29 20:37]

Une photo qui semble dépasser le réel! Des couleurs extraordinaires! Quel joli jeu entre les differents contrastes!!!

I love the little traffic lights off in the distance to the left, it creates a nice dichotomy between nature and technology.

Great shot here from the lighting to the composition. Well done.

Que maravilhosa imagem, um magnifico quadro, parabens

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  • lobo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 73 W: 0 N: 0] (3)
  • [2005-09-23 16:21]

i like the trees...and light behind them...superb!

  • jinbo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 21 W: 9 N: 8] (381)
  • [2005-09-24 23:21]

very beautiful photo! I love the composition and perspective. the lighing is amazing.

Great shot!

Hi Ruud,

Amazing shot. Nice details and colors. TFS.


Aaaahhhh, this is a wonderful picture Ruud!
Tones and light are great, they give a special mood on this landscape. How lucky are early risers ;)

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  • tarta Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 0] (346)
  • [2005-10-07 11:34]

You are a luck man! Beatiful place and beatiful shot. So warm, so romantic. Compliments. Ciao, Margherita ;)

  • bogan63 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 26] (446)
  • [2005-10-12 12:29]

postcard perfect
well done
bo g.

Oh, how I wish to be there. Nice mood and colours, great silhouette. DOF is also good. What I like even more, is the lead-in line. My eye does not go out of the image - although the bright sunny area draws my attention, the lead-in line takes it back into the image. Well composed and well done!

Very moody.
Prachtige Foto, Ruud.

thanks for sharing - i like POV and mood it brings - i also like how yu select the border color

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  • vagmak (204)
  • [2005-12-21 12:47]

Artistic work, amazing photos! You have a unique "photographers eye" and an amazing talent to create art with your digital work.

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2005-12-22 11:49]

I love this one Ruud.
a little bit cropping on the left sige to get rid of the highway and cars. on the right side is amazing... just nice.

good job man!

Thank you Ruud for sharing this beautiful early morning photo. The colours are fabulous. Great photo.
See this photo is now gone to 100 smileys

The gradations in tonality and light are what make this work so well. The diagonal, leading line finishes it very well.


Lumière excellente! De la magie pure!
Amicalement, Alain.

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  • rosana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 2 N: 246] (3317)
  • [2006-02-15 17:48]


very lovely composition. Nice warm colors. TFS.

Wow... I wish I have that kind of view on my way to the office! This picture is great... the color, the composition, the fog... everything. TFS.

  • Tyanne Gold Star Critiquer [C: 392 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-04-19 11:25]

Hello you do have a nice way to your office , this is avery nice evening shot


What a beauty!

hi Ruud,
Superb shot. Great perspective, light and lines.
have a good weekend.
Kind regards, Daniel

what a wonderful picture!great job!love the colors !

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  • Harma Silver Star Critiquer [C: 49 W: 8 N: 1] (181)
  • [2006-05-21 20:56]

Un long silence pourrait suffir. Cette photo respire la quiétude. Superbe luminosité renforcée par un contre jour très contrasté. J'adore.

Brilliant colours and composition.
The shot captures the mood beautifully.
Can certainly see why Rembrandt painted in this area.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-10-05 18:50]

Hi Rudd, You have captured the ambiance of this place very well. Superb colours and lighting through being there at the right time of the day. Murray.

Hi Ruud,

If this is how my way to the office looks like, I would be there every day including Sunday! :) I love your composition, the silhouettes of the trees effectively lead your eyes.



Hi Ruud,
Wow, this is such an amazing shot. Wonderful colours and atmosphere created by the fog, well done for getting the camera out for this shot!

I like the angle,and especiallay the sun light behind the tree !

i like the tension here between the office and the non office pursuits...like a division of intentions

I absolutely love the colours of this picture. It's interesting that you chose to include the roadway in there also. I wonder what it would look like without it though?

Fantastic image. Great perspective and DOF.
I like the mood very much.



What a fantastic shot, warm colours make the silhouette effect more intense.


thank you for this capture. very good lights and view.

I love this gold in this photo. Excellent composition, and you're absolutely right to avoid the motorway.

Hi Ruud,
The light and its color is really fantastic, and the fog brings this stillness of just enjoying the beauty of this moment.
Wonderful shot, nothing much to add.

Hi Ruud,
Magnificent composition with wonderful light and tones. I like the silhouettes and how you framed the picture. Five stars
TFS and greetings

P.S. Thanks for your visist

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-04-05 17:34]

Op de fiets onderweg naar het werk met de camera altijd mee,dat zijn de mooiste momenten Ruud.

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2007-06-02 5:41]

very beautiful composition.
great colours.
well done

This is great prespective... great exposure and nice compositions

Amri HMS

Beautifull :)

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  • omar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 59 W: 6 N: 5] (76)
  • [2007-08-06 17:31]

La verdad sin palabras.....esta imagen es unica...con la bruma rozando la tierra...hermosa.....muy buenos colores.....FELICITACIONES!!!




Nice way to your office! Lucky you. Great photo. Janos

Hi Ruud,
Beautiful photo,congratulation.
Best regards,

toch mooi hoe je langs de zijkant van een weg, zo'n foto kunt maken

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