Last year, I went to visit my mother for her birthday; of course, we took the opportunity to go see some of the old sights! Here’s one…
Volendam is a picturesque town in the province of North Holland on the shore of the IJsselmeer, which used to be a sea, named the Zuiderzee. It originally was the harbor for Edam (well-known for its cheese), but in 1357 the inhabitants of Edam dug a more direct canal route to the Zuiderzee, so the harbor’s dam was used as a starting point for filling in the land, on which the new town of Volendam was settled.
These days, the town of Volendam is popular with tourists, as the houses have their own, inimitable style and many locals dress in traditional clothing to give the feel of being transported into a past several centuries ago.
It’s a great place to visit and when I noticed these fishing boats lined up in this fashion I couldn’t resist getting a shot of the scene.
This was shot with a Canon EOS 5D MkIII, using the in-camera HDR option. One fine day, I will actually catch up with image editing and processing and do a proper job, but, in the mean time, I still like this one.
Hope you do too!