I love this photo because of the silence it evokes. Some pictures are just louder than others – more vibrant or more complex – and some are just quieter. This photo combines the chaotic with the simple. The busy banks of this Amsterdam canal are stocked with cars and hundreds of bikes tangle together on the bridge, while the canal waters are undisturbed and peaceful. My eye focuses on the bridge’s arches and the smooth, silent waters that calm the scene. The lone bird, framed in the middle of the canal, seems almost aware of its solitude and together we share this moment.
TheCuriousCamera by Zoe Baker-Peng is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.