One of the loveliest cities by night. The bridges and streets are lit up and the canals reflect the lights.
Traveling by boat was the perfect way to get see Amsterdam, since there are so many canals. Later, we discovered new things in the market, like stroopwafel and halva, and lots and lots of cheese.
We discovered an incredible artist – Faktor Inc.- in the art market of Amsterdam who was making jewelry that she called “mermaid jewelry”, and I can certainly imagine a mermaid wearing it.
I was holding out for the best pastries, and when I got to Holtkamp I stopped looking. I got sucked in the door by the meringues in the window, but it was the cakes that were really incredible.
We got a behind the scenes look at the staff of the Intercontinental Hotel preparing for an event. The hotel is really spectacular.
OUR TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH CAMERA EQUIPMENT
OUR LIST OF FAVORITE EQUIPMENT FOR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
It was a little tricky traveling after the Viking boat crashed and we were left in Strasbourg, but we finally arrived in Amsterdam (a couple of days early).
Traveling with camera equipment can get a little tricky, so we have listed some of our favorite tips for making it easier.
- Take only your favorite camera and lenses
- use a comfortable cross-body camera case
- always carry a polarizer
- use watertight and shock resistant equipment
- put gel packets in the camera case
- Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II,
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L,
- Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM Ultra Wide angle Zoom,
- Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II zoom
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro
OTHER EQUIPMENT –
- Hoya 77mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter
- Hoya 72mm NXT Circular Polarizer Filter
- SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB 160MB/s CompactFlash cards
- CompactFlash card case that is watertight and shock resistant
- Interteck reusable blue silica gel packets
- Tamrac sling pack camera bag