While my main focus for the little photography I did in December in Amsterdam was the Light Festival, I did take a few minutes to shoot one of my favorite places near our current house: the Artisplein. This little square is tucked in at the west end of the Artis Zoo and is especially picturesque at night when the lights strung from tree to tree are lit and the glass veranda of the the Café-Restaurant De Plantage is full of people and light.

I used a GorillaPod tripod  permitting a low ISO, using one of the tables for support.  The biggest challenge was trying to a spot where the various garbage cans did not overwhelm the scene. Processing the photo in Silver Efex Pro gave me the look I saw in my mind when I took the photo.

Oh, and De Plantage is a very nice place for dinner.

Camera: Sony DSC-RX100
Lens: Zeiss 18-100mm f/1.8-4.9
Focal Length: 10.4 mm
Exposure: 1.3 sec at f/5.0
ISO Speed Rating: ISO 125