This is the inside of Lyngvig Lighthouse, situated on Holmsland Klit (Holmsland Dune), between Søndervig and Hvide Sande.
This lighthouse was built in 1906. The light is 53 m above sea level, the tower itself is 36 m.
There are 159 steps inside the tower to the top balcony. Including the 17 m high dune, on which the tower stands, you have to walk 228 steps to reach the top.
The lighthouse emits a rotating white light every 5th seconds.
In the first WS you can see a downward view and in the second WS an exterior view.
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Guenther (10915) 2011-10-14 6:01
great geometrical effect, good light and colours...
Have a nice weekend
dta (82972) 2011-10-14 6:07
Hello Gunnar ,
Fantastic work ! Like a lot the graphism and the pastel tonalities .
schumanng (0) 2011-10-14 6:07
Technically perfect shot. Very good composition.
bema (26425) 2011-10-14 6:12
yes this works perfectly!
well selected staircase and a real good composed picture!
tfs, see you around, cheers Bernd
smarcell (19965) 2011-10-14 6:40
It is a nice and eye catching image.
From the photograqphic point of view I think images like this are made more interesting by the presence of a human figure.
snunney (107513) 2011-10-14 7:01
An excellent capture of this architectural helix. Beautiful colour contrasts and very good sharpness.
ravinmb (1303) 2011-10-14 7:04
A beautiful blue tone.. The color and light here are soft and pleaseing to eyes.. This is very nice composition with stairs going up to the top.. Very good POV..
Have a nice weekend.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-10-14 7:20
Hello Gunnar - The classic spiral you have captured here is beautiful in it's elegant simplicity. The pastel colours and play of light are subtle and nicely captured. The only downside are the wires.... guess you were stuck with them! Best regards Rosemary
BennyV (20733) 2011-10-14 7:33
Like inside a soft shell. This type of pov has been tried and done before, of course, but this is a really, really good version of it. Excellent work.
mayjayne (7016) 2011-10-14 7:36
GReat POV. Light, pleasing colour tones that is enhanced by the superb light management. Details well captured, reight up to the railing framework towards the top !
mursaloglu (8682) 2011-10-14 7:52
Great composition amazing marvelous elliptical mood fantastic colors. Really one of the best of this day bravo just great !! ihsan
annjackman (21903) 2011-10-14 8:40
I love the shapes of spiral staircases, they have similarities to some biological forms such as shells. The blue tones caught my attention immediately. The rail emerging from the corner flows upwards nicely giving a lovely edge to the blue staircase. Carefully photographed - excellent.
elkab (3780) 2011-10-14 8:42
Super geometrical composition with amazing light management and surrealistic tones of colors. Beautiful sharpness and depth of the shot
vasilpro (41661) 2011-10-14 8:47
Superb graphic composition, wonderful geometrical shape, interesting architectural details, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and contrast, well done!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
cornejo (47302) 2011-10-14 9:28
Hello Gunnar, an excellent picture of this beautiful and perfect spiral, a very good decision with clarity, quality and a nice color, good and lovely job well done, congratulations. Good afternoon and happy weekend.
rbassin (24343) 2011-10-14 9:40
Voici une spirale avec des tonalités pastelles très agréables et harmonieuses,
la lumière est d'un bel effet sur les courbes.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-10-14 11:22
Wonderfull, absoluty wonderfull!!!!
Fis2 (107518) 2011-10-14 11:24
A very interesting composition and POV.
Good idea, wonderful effect.
Have a nice weekend
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-14 12:38
a splendid architectural photo with effective composition, superb lights and perspective, great impression, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
francio64 (39888) 2011-10-14 12:41
molto ben realizzata questa immagine con un bellissimo effetto spirale, accentuato dal sottoscala di colore azzurro.
Luce ben gestita e ottima nitidezza.
Well done and TFS!
Bartleby (13552) 2011-10-14 12:41
I love this kind of pictures. And this one is really well done with those soft colors and a tight framing. Cool shot!
baclama (18896) 2011-10-14 12:48
une tres belle spirale moderne..on se perd en montant...
faletiz (10113) 2011-10-14 12:51
wonderful this blue geometry that rises upwards. Excellent composition, very beautiful color and light.
giorgimer (34965) 2011-10-14 14:34
Very impressive image. You chose the best possible POV
Zolive (5935) 2011-10-14 15:20
great picture, so graphic with this blue spiral. Well done.
tyro (26142) 2011-10-14 15:33
This is just wonderful!
I have just looked at Ann (annjackman)'s critique and note that she says that it reminds her of seashells. The very same thing occurred to me, particularly as I was a graduate of St. Andrews and Dundee Universities and the works of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson were revered in those places. In particular, his work "On Growth and Form".
A wonderfully graphic image is this and, like Ann, I love spiral staircases. I'm pleased to note that this is a true "defending staircase" as it rotates anti-clockwise - i.e. defenders from above and armed with swords will have the advantage (provided they are right-handed) over attackers proceeding from below.
As with many of your pictures, this one excels through its sheer simplicity. Beautiful simple lines, colours and forms and, as always, stunning sharpness and perfect exposure.
bukitgolfb301 (45405) 2011-10-14 17:38
Hi my dear Gunnar
Sorry for my late reply as so busy at weeday.
This your new posting is so artstic. Nice geometric shot
Pastel color coordination is so tasty and romantic indeed. Nice framework and complete composition are as usual, as your trademark too.
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from rainy and windy Tokyo
photoray (13981) 2011-10-14 19:44
Eye catching vision for the natural spiral within the lighthouse, and the attractive color blend of light blue and beige, all in fine resolution and lighting.
jjcordier (79297) 2011-10-14 21:51
Superbe effet obtenu avec cette spirale d'escalier, effet rendu encore plus intéressant par le jeu des couleurs et de la lumière. Très belle photo!
emka (107851) 2011-10-14 23:20
Fantastic stairs, here the effect enhanced by the blue colour. Superb capture. Bulent would be delighted to see the logarythmic spiral. Well done. Excellent work. And outside view of this lighthouse is quite usual, it must have been a surprise to see it.
Have a beautiful weekend
Graal (103038) 2011-10-15 0:17
very nice view, amazing stairs and snail effect. Good captured theme and place. I like it a lot.
Have a nice day.
gildasjan (43824) 2011-10-15 0:39
Il y a très peu de mots pour décrire cette magnifique composition.Un assemblage très harmonieux des couleurs por cet escalier.
Bravo et bonne journée
timecapturer (49288) 2011-10-15 2:47
a magnificent observation and wonderfully executed composition. The effect is amazing and compelling. Perfectly detailed and your management of the light is flawless. Superb!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-10-15 3:18
Fantastic result, well seen and captured
Silvio1953 (154217) 2011-10-15 5:15
Ciao Gunnar, fantastic geometry, fine composition, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful soft colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
serp2000 (45970) 2011-10-15 5:22
Let me add my compliments to you too, Gunnar! Outstanding shot. This is one of the best photos today! SUPERB!!!
have a great weekend!
holmertz (59760) 2011-10-15 7:21
Sorry, I had missed this fine composition. You have made the most of the elegant spiral and used the light very well. The colours are fine and especially the blue gets gradually darker in a very pleasant way. The workshops are also very good.
boa (7715) 2011-10-15 7:54
impressive stairs in this lighthouse and a perfect beautiful composition ! I really like pictures like this, it is almost hypnonic and have an incredible depth. There is a element of red in the picture also, well done !
macjake (73063) 2011-10-15 9:11
I can see this photo being a popular one for you.
the shapes, the curves, the colors, the depth and height...its all forms and flows well together.
its a beauty
TopGeo (38216) 2011-10-15 9:56
Hello Gunnar! Impressive interior view of the stairs of the lighthouse! An interesting work and a picture with excellent context and clarity! Perfect quality!
ktanska (29469) 2011-10-15 10:59
Beautiful spiral staircase. Geometric forms look really good on the eye. And the blue paint looks great and it darkens nicely upwards on this illumination.
mesutilgim (97742) 2011-10-15 12:27
A real "masterpiece" ! Very well seen and composed.
Nice entry, enriched with good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
divail (8334) 2011-10-15 20:23
Cette spirale bleue est vraiment magnifique, elle est même parfaite. Superbes couleurs, composition qui intègre la rampe de l'escalier et magnifique lumière. Bravo.
papagolf21 (110446) 2011-10-16 0:43
Bonjour, cher ami Gunnar,
Félicitations pour cette photo très artistique de ce merveilleux escalier.
Une oeuvre d'art de toute beauté.
La mise en image est excellente.
siolaw (38294) 2011-10-16 2:28
Excellent Framing and POV to see deep up the spiralling staircase.
I like the smoothness of the colours and texture.
Strong graphism and visual impact.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-10-16 7:58
Lighthouses are among the most attractive buildings, and this indeed souvant an immense pleasure to see the spiral of the staircase, and a jubilation for the photographer. Your composition is the real success, amplified by the magnificent colors of the staircase and the walls. Excellent quality. Congratulations.
Have a nice sunday
romanaa (8022) 2011-10-16 8:10
spiral staircase with classic POV - always difficult to find and great to shoot. I like the babyish blue colour that makes this one different from the others.
danyy (0) 2011-10-17 0:05
un grand classique assorti de fantastiques lumières et de jeu de couleurs un peu plus inhabituel. Un cadrage décentré bien pensé.
wolf38 (31296) 2011-10-17 22:19
Hello Gunnar. As I see you went with the photo-artist. Your Graphic Creation is beautiful in its elegance. The spiral staircase narrows to a circle. The blue color looks great. Interestingly, the camera angle is from bottom to top. Most stairs are photographed from the top down. What counts is the artistic result. Since I can only say that masterfully. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Kielia (24077) 2011-10-18 7:01
this is architecture seen with the eyes of the artist. Excellent management of the light and very beautiful and gentle colors. This is a very sophisticated composition and a very pleasant one too. My compliments!
yquem46 (38752) 2011-10-18 7:05
The owners had the excellent idea to paint the stairs in blue !
A splendid shot, very artistic and graphic in these pastel hues
A great compo indeed
have a nice day
Disabled_A (0) 2011-10-18 13:18
frankly speaking, I like ALL the three pictures! but, for some reason, especially the one with the man and child climbing up the staircase :)
This one - the main one - looks rather unusual... probably because of the domineering blue colour... or because of the combination of the blue and yellowish-sandy!
In any case, very interesting!
lousat (98367) 2011-10-19 1:23
Hi Gunnar,this is a great masterpiece,not new as a idea,but truely new in this fantastic pastel colors.Very impressive choice of point of view for the best result in perspective and great sharpness and light balance.Very well done!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-10-19 22:02
Hi Gunnar, Love this, super colours especially the pale blue, well thought out, Cheers Iain.
ChrisJ (119013) 2011-10-20 8:21
Love the spriral shape here & downward pov. It resembles a cut-away section of a pearly nautilus shell. Good sharpness & soft colours. Tfs!
Nicou (152118) 2011-10-21 3:54
grandisoe captage et compo quel escalier superbe image quel effet et ces tons doux, superbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (103719) 2011-10-23 9:16
Very good result, interesting graphism, good light managment, Colors are pleasant, tfs.
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-27 9:13
Do i need to say anything guys & gals ??
This is superb composition..the spiral with proper light management and you got a perfect image..
Great work done.
baddori (20161) 2011-10-27 16:37
Un lavoro di pulizia che evidenzia le linee essenziali ma di effetto .
La "controsoffittatura" di un delicato azzurro , l'aprire la piccola icona per ammirare questo gioco di prospettive e colore .
adores (46419) 2011-10-29 15:39
Really well captured, not just because of the geommetry, but also because of the blue colour that makes it stand out so well. The colour makes it all the difference here. Well done!
jafadabret (56501) 2011-11-03 0:06
Une des plus belles photos de TE !
J'aime beaucoup et le graphisme et les couleurs.
ricochet (9696) 2011-11-05 5:24
On my gallery I also have a photo of the Lyngvig's lighthouse, a very nice place I think!
Splendid spiral staircase with great blue colors and excellent light management!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice WE
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2011-11-08 16:31
Love the wide angled shot! Great framing and composition! Nicely chosen POV and well exposed image!
All the best,
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-09 6:11
I've found this shot very interesting! Great concept and graphical execution. Excellent POV, light control and sharpness. Well done. Bravo!
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-13 8:19
Hi Gunnar, fantastic effect of these strange stairs. Deep effect, nice colours and POV.
Greetings, have a nice Sunday ... Marino
s_lush (16602) 2011-11-14 11:39
The elegant helical lines of this perfectly designed staircase look highly aesthetic in you picture. The upward composition, management of light and colors, commentaries in the note and photographic qualities are excellent in this post. Very good job!
claudeD (41890) 2011-11-21 9:48
very fine artistic shot with a good composition and fine sharpness. I like your choice for the vertical format you matches very well for this picture.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
fritzi007 (12518) 2011-12-15 13:40
wirklich eine schöne Spirale, sehr kunstvoll, die Farben sind ein Traum, gratuliere!
PaulVDV (32749) 2011-12-18 13:42
For me it's certainly the upward view that is the most attractive.
I would never imagine that the interior of a lighthouse can be so elegant. The blue colour is really nice here.
Best regards, Paul
notrap (6167) 2012-02-23 11:51
I´m glad to discover one more staircase in your gallery, somehow more elegant than your latest post. Perhaps I have the opportunity to visit my daughter and her familiy this year in August, when they are on holiday in Hvide Sande, and then I´ll have a try on these stairs. Not to top your pic, there is no need to, but to have it in my own collection of about 45-50 staircases until now.
P.S. I hope you can undersatnd my untrained english
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-03-26 0:08
This great composition an point of view
creates a lots of depth and highness in
this picture. The light management is
Curious_Eye (1320) 2012-06-03 9:33
A delightful shot with fine, balanced composition and nice pastel colours. TFS!
With best wishes,
jaywalker (16105) 2012-07-20 1:25
Hi Gunnar, A well composed photo & perfectly captured, it really is a wonderful effect & the blue is beautiful, excellent clarity & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2012-07-30 5:23
Fantastic capture, the spiral in itself is amazing, but the colours with it are really excellent. This staircase seems to almost have a life of its own!
Thanks for sharing
janraiski (558) 2012-08-21 5:59
what can I say, it's perfect.
sothy81 (9630) 2012-08-22 2:04
Gunnar, this is superb!!! Love the curves and colors. I cant think of any other angles that would compete with this. Well done. Sothy
batalay (40523) 2012-10-08 7:14
Although the photo was posted almost exactly a year ago, I am delighted to see it. The image of circular staircases, flattened, become logarithmic spirals, nature's favorites among the plethora of spirals (such as Archimedean, hyperbolic...). I will explore the themes this beauty has been integrated. I believe "Memorable Staircases" was one that I introduced. That theme had been inspired by my photo, Logarithmic Spiral. I am glad to see your photo gaining the recognition it so richly deserves. Finally, thank you for the succinct, but informative note.
RegisMinot (1543) 2012-10-09 15:17
This graphic composition is very well done: the blue spiral is perfectly drawn and the picture works quite well.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-15 11:26
Hello Gunnar, modern Danish design greatly highlighted here, simple but difficult and very attractive shot!
The light is very well managed and the angle from the bottom up is that gives the depth needed to make the picture panoramic!
Have a great weekend!
pajaran (66378) 2013-11-02 13:55
Interesantan tekst o svetioniku i stepenicama, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano stepeniste, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the lighthouse and the stairs to the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely shown staircase, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-11-07 12:09
This is a fabulous study of the way depth can flip-flop in the mid -- what intuitively is far can spring to near and vice-versa. The perfect sky blue of the underside helps this illusion, of course, but your perfect framing (hat's off to you!) is what makes it happen!
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-13 12:06
Nice spiral shot, well composed, witha nice light. The use of flash creates some nuances in the blue and that's an element of the beauty of the picture.
ourania (51103) 2014-08-14 2:06
you did a great work with this elegant and interesting pattern, found an excellent angle to photograph it so that it unravels before us very harmoniously, we can follow it to the end without any disturbing interruption. Depth and sharpness are excellent and I also like the soft lighting and colours. The workshop pictures give an interesting presentation of the lighthouse. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
unclehotshot (4002) 2015-01-01 6:46
Hi Gunnar .. I know this lighthouse....I happen to have a photo from it, too.
Great shot. These snail-photos are not so rare, but your's is better than most.
Godt nytår Gunnar!
mange gode hilsner Frank
COSTANTINO (70264) 2015-01-01 9:03
Hello my dear Gunnar and many wishes
for a healthy and happy new year 2015
your photo has a great originality
and is inside of Lyngvig Lighthouse
this classical spiral you have captured
is almost perfect with simple pale
colors you chose the best possible
mcmtanyel (29752) 2015-01-01 21:31
Another beautiful spiral in your gallery, congrats and TFS!
ruisc_pt (11090) 2015-01-09 7:42
Great POV and what a nice definition in the high keys.
TFS it Gunnar,
LondonBoy (1748) 2015-01-12 7:28
Again, the difference is in the detail, perfect!
kiks (12759) 2016-08-18 2:03
fantastic image and pretty amazing how you get the light so well here. Not easy!
I love the colors and optical effect.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37968)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Spiral staircases, Mes favorites (suite) III, Memorable Staircases, My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-14 6:00