Levina de Ruijter

Levina de Ruijter

Posted on 06/08/2013


Photo taken on June  6, 2013

1/800 ISO 1600

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N



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Levina de Ruijter


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Street Amsterdam

Street Amsterdam
A popular way to transport children.

Canon 1D Mark II N + Meyer Lydith 30mm f/3.5

one42chrisp, Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*, Henri Robert, Joke Hulst have particularly liked this photo


39 comments - The latest ones
AstridPhotography
AstridPhotography
Heerlijk om zo met z'n 2en door de stad te rijden...!
4 years ago.
sergioesse
sergioesse
Woow, fantastic.
Congratulations for the splendid sets !
4 years ago.
Cheryl's Images
Cheryl's Images
What a great way to get around..Great shot.
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments!
4 years ago.
Suus
Suus
haha ... ik snap nooit hoe ze dat doen ... als ik 'n tas aan m'n stuur heb zwabber ik al ... mooie zwart/wit Levina !!!
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Suus
Lol. Ja, ik zou volgens mij ook tegen elke paal die ik tegenkwam aanrijden!!! :)
Dank je, Suus!!
4 years ago.
Sas Astro
Sas Astro
great street catch Levina
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Sas Astro
Thanks, Sas!
4 years ago.
Catherine Wilson
Catherine Wilson
I have never seen anything like this vehicle. Nice black and white.
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Catherine Wilson
They are everywhere here. They're much easier to take kids to and fro places and much safer than having one in front on a seat on the steering wheel and one in the rear on the carrier of the bike. No, they're very handy. :) Thanks, Catherine.
4 years ago.
Huub Zeeman
Huub Zeeman
mooi scherp!
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Huub Zeeman
Dank je wel, Huub.
4 years ago.
Mark
Mark
I like this shot, Levina. A happy family scene. There are similar contraptions in England, although usually with a trailer behind to pull the child along.
We just got back from holiday today and I've lots of photos to process. I'll be posting several over the next few days.
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Mark
I'm glad you are back, Mark! I already saw the first few images you uploaded and am looking forward to more.
Thanks for the kind words on this shot.
4 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Fantastisch toch, mooie straatfotografie !
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Joke Hulst
Dank je wel, Joke!
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
Such a cool image, love this in b/w, love seeing these two together!
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
so cool!
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Thank you very much, Chris, Janet and Jo. Much appreciated!
4 years ago.
Bianca Feenstra
Bianca Feenstra
Top!
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Bianca Feenstra
Dank je wel, Bianca!
4 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
What a cute tub! The little girl must sure have fun in there!

While in Germany a lot of people with young kids below an age one would want them to brave serious city traffic or cycle long routes themselves try to get around by bike, you may as good as never see a child transport that is witty and homemade looking. They have the comercial hangers or trailers with all kinds of safety stamps. The kid there is always tucked behind the parent not seeing a lot of their environs and the devices are also rather pricey. Then there was a test on other things but mechanical security and the outcome was almost all of those professional little tent constructions rolling behing the rear wheel would omit unhealthy fumes from their plastic parts...
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Sonja
That doesn't sound too good, Sonja. Over here the traditional way to carry children on our bicycles would be a simple seat on the carrier in the rear (quite safe, with protection for the feet etc.) and/or a seat up front, attached to the steering wheel (only for the very young and small kids of course). But the last decade or so these transport bikes have become increasingly popular and they're everywhere now. They come with transparent covers so the kiddies are protected when it's raining but can still see everything etc., so they're pretty cool. I only remember being in a seat on the carrier, behind my mother's back, but yeah, I think it would have been more fun to be in one of these! :)
4 years ago.
Sonja has replied to Levina de Ruijter
Strange, as most things in the EU get normed, your and our bike carriers grow that far appart. I too remember the stiff baby seats on the package rack. Not sitting in one myself, but seeing little toots in them when I was already a pre-school child with a memory.
Here is a slideshow from the test in a paper, it shows how our family bike transport looks like now.
www.tz-online.de/service/auto-verkehr/adac-test-gift-im-fahrradanhaenger-fotostrecke-zr-729020.html
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Sonja
I followed the link, but my, those contraptions are dangerous! Children are basically dragged behind the bicycle without the parents seeing them (or be in physical contact with them). I'm rather speechless as that is just really dangerous. No, we don't have those here, despite the EU.
4 years ago.
Sonja has replied to Levina de Ruijter
Well, they normed the banana even, so one has to wonder why they leave this to countries and their customs. :D
I am always concearned if I see the wee low tents on wheels for human toots (and for dogs, they are seperate smaler models, but rather alike to babycarts) in the stop and go street traffic where there are no special cycling sidewalks and tunneled crossings. Both for the physical impact a car from behind might have and all those emissions from exhausts around them. Surely, the fumes from the seats and covers cant be any worse than that by itself. :(
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Sonja
I guess this is an example of something that lives outside the EU's influence. Maybe it's considered something that grew this way historically and belongs to the personal sphere of people. Who knows what the EU in its infinite wisdom does or does not consider its business...

As to those toxic fumes from cars. Well, they will get to you whether you're right behind a car or on a designated bicycle path or indoors for that matter. Planting as many trees as one can is the best remedy for that, another study just reaffirmed. :)
4 years ago.
SUSIE MELANSON
SUSIE MELANSON
Wonderful B+W!
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to SUSIE MELANSON
Thanks very much, Susie.
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Nowadays a very Dutch image!
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
It sure is. Thank you.
4 years ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
amusant*********
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Merci bien, Valeriane.
4 years ago.
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Great shot! Parents put their children in trailers and tow them behind the bicycle here in Canada!!
3 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to one42chrisp
I believe they do it that way in Germany too. But over here we prefer to have our children in front of us so we can see them and be more prepared if something would go wrong in traffic.
Thank you so much, Chris. (I think it's Chris, yes?)
3 years ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Oh as a child I would have loved to have travelled like this. As a parent some of our happiest days out we're spent on bikes along woodland cycle tracks, it's a great activity.
23 months ago.