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5 minutes from home

A blog about photography

Sometimes, all you need is a 5 minute walk from your home to find a unique place to photograph. For me, a few weeks ago I did just that. Right before work, I took my camera out, and shot a beautiful scene.

Now, I live in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in one of poorest neighborhoods of Utrecht and for everyone who know the Netherlands, it's flat. The speed bumps are the highest hills you'll find in Utrecht.. 

When I go to work, I always ride my bike past this beautiful and peaceful lake and one morning I took my camera with me and shot this beautiful shot.  

But this is just 5 minutes inside the city. What if, if you're going for a 5 minute bike ride to the outside of the city. 

When you do that in Utrecht, you'll find yourself in between some cows and a lot of land and trees. With just a 5 minute bike ride you'll find yourself outside of the city, some fresh air and it will be quiet with just the sound of the birds and the cows. 

You'll be absolutely in ease when doing this. But the best thing is, you'll find new photo spots, new locations, new compositions and new a perspective. 

What I'm trying to say is, that you don't have to travel half the world to photograph a beautiful sunset. Sometimes, sometimes, you just have to go on a 5 minute walk..

Matthijs Bettman