Sunday, February 12, 2012

Preparing for the Elfstedentocht

My favourite shot of the year so far. I took this last Monday, when Holland was getting in the grips of the Elfstedentocht fever (explanation for this Dutch phenomenon here). Unfortunately, this epic and rare event, which was hoped to take place today, had to be cancelled due to insufficiently thick ice. As I posted yesterday in Potpourri, this shot proved very popular, as it was used by three different sites to illustrate this very theme.

Camera: Canon EOS 400D Digital 10 Megapixels, handheld
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Post-processing: Picasa 3.0