Spring really has arrived. The sun is out and the temperatures are all of a sudden above 15C (59F). Time to explore the city and enjoy it all.
The waterfront area on the eastside of Amsterdam Centraal seems like a good place to start. Today it's about capturing the sunlit blue sky and the puffy clouds. Questions before shooting are: How defined are the shadows and what colors (warm or cool) are visible ? Are the clouds providing a nice filter on the light? Are they creating nice solid beams as they break through? Are they creating a nice background to the area?
The photo below is a morning shot of the NEMO museum in the wharf area east of Amsterdam Centraal. The clouds were lovely that day and the light was eliminating behind the bridge and museum. There was just enough light to show the green siding of the museum and there were strong shadows casting below the arches of the bridge on to the walkway. Had to sit and see what was going on before deciding how and what to shoot. The lighting was nice, so it helps. Post production in LR required a bit of opening up in the shadows, added some contrast , warmed up the temps a bit to get a comfortable light from the sun and a slight vignette helped to add some depth. The sun is a bit blown out, but I like the powerful light. It signifies the passing of winter and the arrival of spring.