Kitesurfing is growing fast in Denmark. In the end of the 90's there were only a few hundred kite surfers in this country. Today, the number of kite fans has increased. The natural coastline of 7,400 km is the most coherent and largest nature area in Denmark and a great place for kitesurfing fans. One of the most popular spots in my region is Cathrinesminde. The beautiful recently restored brickworks buildings are very scenically situated by the inlet Flensborg Fjord near Broager in South Jutland. The kite surfers however do not care about tiles and bricks and cultural traces, they love the strong west wind and shallow water that give perfect flat water conditions making it the ideal place for the beginner.
By the way: in 2012, wind power produced 30% of all electricity of Denmark. The country holds the largest wind turbine industry on Planet Earth. So, it's time to pack your kite and enjoy the power of Denmark!
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jemaflor (76546) 2013-12-12 4:15
Nice composition well balanced and beautiful light with these warm tones, tfs.
papagolf21 (80926) 2013-12-12 4:17
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
Ailes volantes au-dessus de la campagne et de la forêt automnale, voilà qui n'est pas ordinaire.
Une composition picturale très réussie.
Très bonne journée.
snunney (75062) 2013-12-12 4:23
An exhilarating sport no doubt, but one that requires a great deal of nerve and not for the faint-hearted like me:-) I like the point of view here with the chimney making an interesting and unusual frame. Also, the warm light and colours. The banks of reeds bending in the wind make an excellent lead-line toward the buildings on the left.
Romano46 (14452) 2013-12-12 5:31
i tuoi paesaggi danesi sono sempre molto belli e sono sempre un inno alla bellezza della natura che, però in questo caso sembra essere in simbiosi con l'industrializzazione, come appare dalla ciminiera.
Da notare però, come anche in questo caso, la civiltà del popolo danese non abbia creato gusti al paesaggio lasciando che gli opifici si inserissero in maniera naturale nell'ambiente circostante.
Bella sia la luce, come ben rilevabile dai riflessi sull'acqua, sia i colori molto delicati.
Ciao e buona giornata
dta (59121) 2013-12-12 6:02
Hello Harriet ,
This is a very well composed picture , and I like especially the contrast between the warm and the cold tonalities . The two kites are a fine bonus .
holmertz (33461) 2013-12-12 8:29
The colours, warm light and sharpness are exceptionally good and the two kite flyers look magnificent against the blue sky and light clouds. The colours of the buildings also match those of the nature remarkably well. This is an entirely agreeable photo. Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (109607) 2013-12-12 9:03
Avec ces deux oiseaux qui volent dans ce décor quelle vue et iamge avec le bor et ces herbes le rendu sur le plan d'eau sueprbe compo.
ikeharel (46914) 2013-12-12 9:38
Good evening Harriet,
There was a strong wind, and very notable on the reed on water-edge. Yet, golden light painted nature superbly. Good contrast to blue sea.
well collected with the kites, added some color to the landscape.
cornejo (24535) 2013-12-12 10:40
Hello Harriet, very good picture of this interesting and beautiful composition, very well captured in this lovely image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
rbassin (14435) 2013-12-12 10:43
une composition très agréable, avec des éléments attractifs.
Bonne lumière, et bonne tonalité.
fds (6724) 2013-12-12 11:25
dear friend kiela very nice composition with this denmark scenary with great hiver colors
this is very simily with the paint great friend
ourania (21360) 2013-12-12 13:37
this picture is very beautiful, it looks like a landscape painted by a master with a surprising, eye-catching detail in the sky:) I absolutely love the strong textures in the foreground and the fine ones in the background. The scene is wonderfully divided in three distinct parts, the buildings are attractive and interesting. The motion of the kites looks fast and smooth at the same time. There's no doubt the kitesurfers have a lot to enjoy here. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
Royaldevon (23372) 2013-12-13 3:44
I don't think this is a sport that I would contemplate, though I am sure it is wonderfully exhilarating! Besides giving us an impression of the glorious heights that these surfers have reached, your photograph paints a scene mainly of warmth, from the colours of the buildings and trees. By contrast, the cool water guides nicely, first to the focal house and then to the high fliers!
Have a lovely w/e,
jhm (130608) 2013-12-13 5:16
Kitesurfing is indeed the last new sport on sea, or big rivers.
Previous Friday with 9 BFT wind are all kitesurpers through the police remove of the North Sea too dangerous.
I've pictures before the storm with kite surfers .
Perspective and depth picture make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (35250) 2013-12-13 9:20
Feeling free as those kites!! A well frozen shot of airborne kites, nicely composed shot in rich colour tones and I like the way they are positioned across and so well set off to background sky. Spectacular details, sharpness, clarity and perspective. Good capture, TFS
Cricri (95323) 2013-12-13 10:30
De belles couleurs chaudes du paysage en contraste avec le bleu de la mer, belle attraction donner par les cerf volants, belle réalisation
Buin (42222) 2013-12-13 11:08
Hier hast Du ein tolles Licht gehabt - und genutzt!
All die Umbra-Töne geben dem Bild einen zusätzlichen ganz besonderen Reiz. Das Blau des Himmels kontrastiert wunderbar damit.
Auch am Schilf kann man hier den Wind optisch wahrnehmen.
Grüße aus dem kalt-grauen Südwestfalen! Die Sonne haben wir seit Tagen nicht mehr gesehen.
Silvio1953 (109205) 2013-12-13 12:18
Ciao Harriet, fascinating composition with lovely couple of Flying birds, great view of beautiful place, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
lousat (67045) 2013-12-13 13:21
Hi Harriet,the pic is so real that i can hear the wind on my face..ehehe..really beautiful this country scenery,and really great the choice of the moment,with this special light that warm up the colors,great details too everywhere.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
batalay (33859) 2013-12-13 17:35
Hello dear Harriet,
Your note is fascinating, perfectly complementing the photo.Sailing into Copenhagen, I had seen large arrays of windmills, but had no idea that 30% of the country's electrical power was generated by these machines. In Sun Valley, California I've seen windmill farms with thousands of windmills, but the in the Unites States a very small fraction of the total power comes from these devices.
Have a wonderful weekend. Also a Happy Holiday Season to you,
SWEETFREEDOM (20552) 2013-12-14 5:01
nice light and view, i like the wind over the water and plants and the brick buildings in bg.
saxo042 (35146) 2013-12-14 7:50
A very pleasant day, with warm sunshine and enough wind to fly the kites. I look at the exif data and see that at this particular moment, we were driving south on the motorway between Kolding and Flensburg (with the sun in our eyes)! This was a very fine day and it happened that the next day was even better. And this is a very attractive picture too!
pajaran (44294) 2013-12-14 13:08
Interesantan i dobar tekst, o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa svetlom koje istaklo arhitekturu, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text, information and moment ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and shown the moment the lights that highlighted the architecture, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
maloutim (9619) 2013-12-15 7:06
A very interesting post wind power in Denmark !
A good example of ecological economy.
Pleasant spot for kite-surfers to enjoy their hobby.
Good capture of this winter coastal country-side gilded by low sunrays. Appropriate balance given by the vertical line of the factory chimney.
Thanks for sharing and all the best.
delpeoples (50263) 2013-12-15 21:24
Such wonderful golden colours and light, once again. That warm light illuminates everything in its path, and has had a marvellous effect on the red houses. I also like the sense of movement that the reeds blowing in the wind have created. A beautiful and very characteristic shot, congratulations.
danos (80248) 2013-12-18 10:58
very nice the warm light management as flling on this beautiful and tranquil areaof the country.I like the clarity and the charmy of the place as the excellent presentation.
gildasjan (40014) 2013-12-19 4:11
Une image bien composée avec ici une très bonne lumière douce et chaude.Très bon rendu hivernal des teintes.
claudeD (28211) 2013-12-19 9:56
wunderbares Bild mit warmen Herbst- oder Winterfarben. Sehr guter Bildaufbau und tolle frische Farben. Sehr guter Beitrag zu TE.
Mit allmeinen besten Wünschen für die Festtage
fabbs99 (13447) 2013-12-22 11:13
A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. A lovely rural photograph.Thanks for sharing this good work.
Waylim (24302) 2014-01-03 10:58
This is a lovely image of the town with nice scenery, and recriational activities. I can see the wind from the bend of hte vegetation and the rippling of the water. You were at such good timing with the golden light illuminating the whole landscape beautifully. Excellent quality with good POV and composition.
Thanks and Happy New Year to you.
shevchenko (18989) 2014-01-15 1:08
What a fascinating view that look like a paint, beautiful plants in autumn color, lovely blue sky and sea, soft sunlight add nice effect to the scenery too, informative note to introduce the activity at the village, distinct photo, well done.
macjake (48279) 2014-01-17 5:02
having read your note, now i understand the title :)
great to hear that Denmark does such a wonderful job collecting the wind for power!
and although the surfers may not care about the brick buildings...i certainly do :)
i'd love to see more of them infact.
everything you mentioned in the note is in this scene, even the wind thats blowing the tall grass.
excellent shot and note
Kamilutka (5653) 2014-01-23 11:07
lovely shot with some unexpected details like the parachutes. They add not only plenty of interest but also make the photo very original and different from just any nice landscape. The POV has been chosen very well and the colors are nice and saturated.
Thanks for sharing