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The Night Watch by Rembrandt

'The Night Watch' by Rembrandt

"The Night Watch" or "The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq" is the common name of one of the most famous works by Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn and indeed is one of the most famous paintings in the world. I hope I didn't distort this masterpiece too much. Removing the frame seemed to help, but I couldn't do anything about the reflection.

For a wonderful flash mob re-creation of this work of art, have a look at

To get an idea of its immense size and popularity:

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/400s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso6400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Ton T.15-Jul-2013 19:49
Wonderful painting with great lighT
Great image; great job! V+
Mike 08-Jul-2013 03:47
Unbelievable talent Rembrandt had... thx for sharing your view here :) V!
Jayaraj Ramesh03-Jul-2013 03:03
Sitting at home this far, it was a treat to see this museum. Thanks a lot.
Range View 27-Jun-2013 23:42
A marvelous capture of this most famous Rembrandt masterpiece. Beautiful work Helen! V
Carl H. Johnson25-Jun-2013 13:06
Rembrandt would be proud of you!!!~V~
pkocinski25-Jun-2013 12:54
I think you did a fabulous job of this stunning painting.
The Heritage man24-Jun-2013 22:13
It's a nice result despite the light pollution on the top.
Mairéad24-Jun-2013 21:21
Don't know how you got such a clear shot with so many people there. Great work.
Am always amazed that galleries allow photography - here it's strictly banned.
Karen Stuebing24-Jun-2013 21:04
Superb capture of this timeless work of art. V.
Pieter Bos24-Jun-2013 17:57
You did a great high iso job here, Helen! ~V
Simon Chandler24-Jun-2013 17:43
Professionally captured. v
Gérard Koehl24-Jun-2013 17:17
Magnifique peinture. V
Will Hoskins24-Jun-2013 16:38
You did a great job, Helen. I don't really see any distortion and I like your decision to remove the frame. It still seems strange to see how bright this painting is after cleaning. I had the same problems with reflections in the MFA, Boston. V
bill friedlander24-Jun-2013 15:00
It hits you in the gut when you first see it at a distance! Perfect exposure to show its beauty! V
longbachnguyen24-Jun-2013 14:58
lovely...I remembered this place and that painting back in 1996
Chris Morton24-Jun-2013 14:36
you did a pretty good job of nosing in, did you used to play scrum-half?