Like many people who live in Amsterdam I long for sun at times, because it can be very rainy and windy at times. Mostly however the sun hides behind a thick deck of clouds. And that is exactly what makes me forget to long for sunnier days. The clouds act like the soft boxes in my studio. They create an almost shadowless light that makes it easier to do street photography. The picture above was made on a hot and sunny day and somehow the harsh contrasts of bright sunlight really work for this particular photograph but I look at it as an exception to the rule.