In the far north of Germany the Flensburg Fjord, occasionally known as the Flensburg Firth, forms part of the border between Germany to the south and Denmark to the north stretching 50 kilometers into the Baltic Sea. Following its path starting from Flensburg, steep coast lines, wooded areas and fields trim the water’s edge until the Fjord opens out into an almost infinite horizon to the Baltic Sea. This region is particularly interesting from a cultural-historical point of view. The German-Danish border has been shifted again and again, and it did not reach its final position until 1920 when South Jutland was reunified with Denmark. The Danish gendarmerie built a system of pathways close to the new border and patrolled them. The boundary is marked with stones that on one side have DR,P engraved on them, which stands for Deutsches Reich, Prussia.
In 1988, the South Jutland County realized the potential of the gendarme pathways. Not as paths defining the Danish-German border, but as a fantastic chance to explore the countryside. The county therefore began re-establishing selected parts of the gendarme pathways. Today, you can follow in the gendarmes' footsteps from Padborg to Høruphav on South Als - a route that covers 74 kilometers.
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saxo042 (31794) 2013-01-02 8:37
Winter seem to have passed away in your area too, this is indeed a very pleasant "springtime" scene. The rainbow, which should end at a pot of gold ends at an old bench. Maybe no gold, but a nice part of the composition. Good colours and and interesting note.
All the best for 2013
ikeharel (37254) 2013-01-02 8:43
Good evening Harriet,
Perfect weather conditions for a rainbow, sunny on one side, while rain falling further along.
Fine clarity and colors composition.
A bit late, but anyway, my best wishs for the New-Year.
pajaran (36179) 2013-01-02 9:32
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan trenutak na nebu.
Lepo mesto sa klupom koja ceka umornog putnika.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good article on the site with the given data.
Good composition, nice moment was shown in the sky.
Nice place with bench waiting weary traveler.
Good evening and all the best.
holmertz (26900) 2013-01-02 12:14
The rainbow is nice, but it literally comes in the background of the old bench, the large boulders and the tufts of yellow grass that provide a very nice foreground. The fence creates a fine diagonal and gives depth to the composition. The dark clouds look great - they nearly always do when lit from the side.
snunney (67254) 2013-01-03 3:00
A fine landscape composition that benefits much from the very beautiful light and having the added bonus of a rainbow. I like the low point of view and the superb colours and clarity. Excellent photography indeed.
jhm (122366) 2013-01-03 4:58
We get a image to see on the borders of your country, Germany is a very big country with a lot lovely places.
The bench and rainbow care for extra color
A lovely image, with nice perspective and depth.
Excellent composition. TFS.A splendid image taken on a quiet place, lonely and abandoned.
fds (5301) 2013-01-03 10:08
dear friend you a tacke a very beautiful light with great rainbow
this the best moment for the photo
very great color and impressive sky
dear kielia happy new year 2013
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-03 11:14
The light is pleasant on the landscape. It is certainly a path to travel along its entire length. A photograph well built and very good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
allbje (72) 2013-01-03 12:08
What a beautiful moment you captured here - your composition ads to the quality.
As you can see from my pictures, I also hold a fascination with the Nordic dark skies - which look extra dramatic when lit by the sun. Well done.
papagolf21 (76495) 2013-01-04 0:14
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
Très joli moment immortalisé à travers cette composition de toute beauté.
Je vous présente, chère Harriet, mes meilleurs voeux 2013.
bayno (16149) 2013-01-04 7:54
Wonderful landscape..the light come out from somewere, i like so much the tonse and the strong contrast, the rainbow is a suoper bonus in the composition...
have a wonderful new year...
notrap (4680) 2013-01-04 8:16
Hallo, liebe Harriet,
ein guter Jahresbeginn mit leuchtender Sonne und Regenbogen! Auf ein Jahr 2013 mit guter Bilder-Ernte und schönen Spaziergängen und Reisen!
Elvira, gerade heimgekehrt
Vasa (15970) 2013-01-04 16:06
There are two romantic elements on your photo, dear Harriet (in French arc-en ciel and le banc). I see also pampas behind "le banc" which are waiting the spring for a new start of the life. I think your walk was for something. Danke shon.
PS. I understand your note, but you have to know that I am not in good relations with English. Stupid mind is not for that language.
Cricri (86347) 2013-01-04 22:59
C'est un endroit plaisant n sauvage qui appelle en même temps la détente et a la balade, les teintes sont belles, le top au moment avec les couleurs de l'arc en ciel, belle composition et note
Meilleurs voeux 2013
wolf38 (28146) 2013-01-04 23:07
Hallo Harriet. Eine monochrom wirkende Landschaft mit wundervollem Regenbogen und sehr schönem Licht. Vor allem der Vordergrunds ist gut in die Gesamtkomposition einbezogen. Da kann ich nur sagen: gut gesehen und präsentiert.
Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
Bluejeans (64221) 2013-01-05 3:19
Ola Harriet ,
Bonita composição de final de ano , gostei deste primeiro plano com este banco junto deste lago , lindo o arco-íris de fundo , boa luz e cores, parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo Lopes
Bom ano de 2013
abmdsudi (26151) 2013-01-05 5:52
Very appealing, peaceful landscape and a good spot to rest before continuing the journey on the path and tks to your excellent note making us appreciate this better. A the nicely lit fg in warm tones and the beautiful dark threatening sky creates a brilliant overall contrast and mood. The glimpse of striking rainbows is the extra bonus there! a wonderful creation of Mother Nature, and something to cheer up a grey sky, you are certainly in the right place at the right time. The power and impact is in the fact that the rainbows dominate the frame. A rare capture of nature beauty. Congrats to your keen eyes, TFS.
Have a great week end and still not to late to wish you the Very Best 2013
ourania (12331) 2013-01-05 13:25
a lovely secluded place, rich in interesting natural elements and a curious position for a bench. I like very much the depth and clarity of your picture, the fascinating natural textures and the perspectives subtly but decisively leading to the delightful rainbow. The light seems to be having a feast at the time of the capture playing with colours and textures over the place and creating a vibrant atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
A very happy 2013 and all the best!
fanni (13868) 2013-01-05 13:26
the little rainbow is a bonus for this picture? :)
It may seem unbelievable that this photo was taken in the middle of winter: no snow around... it looks more like a spring scene! Anyway, Nature has got crazy these days...
Interesting photo that is accompanied with an interesting Note :)
Both the bench and the boulders look old and fairly picturesque. But what suddenly attracted my attention and made me curious is that small object in the distance on the right - behind the fence... I wonder what it is!
warmest greetings from Stockholm,
Silvio1953 (98051) 2013-01-06 3:26
Ciao Harriet, lovely and peaceful composition, fantastic rainbow on beautiful Grey sky, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Buin (42082) 2013-01-06 3:41
Moin Moin Harriet! Ich hoffe das war richtig ;-))
Immer wieder gelingt es Dir, interessante Beiträge zu veröffentlichen - wie hier.
Das Foto besticht wieder einmal durch seinen Aufbau mit der Bank und den Findlingen im Vordergrund. Sie erzeugen eine tolle Tiefe. Darüberhinaus ist das Fehlen "richtiger" Farben faszinierend. Na, und der kleine Regenbogen ist das Tüpfelchen auf dem "i". Das Ganze gefällt mir sehr!
Grüße aus dem nass-nebelig-grauen Westfalen. Was für ein fürchterlicher Winter!
Royaldevon (17787) 2013-01-07 2:30
There are so many interesting facts that we can discover from history, and I do find that people love to trace the routes of their ancestors!
A lovely mixture of textures, given a useful guide line and with the detail of the rainbow to enliven the shot and draw attention into the b/g.
Have a lovely day and best wishes for 2013,
ciakgiak (30329) 2013-01-08 14:23
Ciao Harriet carissima,
un paesaggio meraviglioso, dai colori caldi e naturali come ci hai abituati, e dove si innesta a meraviglia l'arcobaleno!!! Grande scatto!
Un caro abbraccio
SWEETFREEDOM (18407) 2013-01-09 0:42
very nice colors and beautiful landscape. the rainbow is a plus.
delpeoples (44904) 2013-01-15 23:49
Hallo dear Harriet
Another wonderful photograph, the light really is marvellous. And I love the addition of the old wooden bench in the left foreground. Your latest photos have been spectacular. Sincere congratulations.
fabbs99 (5370) 2013-01-17 11:56
Excellent composition with some lovely colours coupled with nice light management and presentation.Beautiful POV and with vivid colors and proper light management.Very well done, TFS.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-20 7:33
this photo is has very romantic and serene atmosphere. I lov ethe light which makes everything golden and warm. Nicely captured rainbow of course contributes very much ti the whole splendid result. Sharpness and contrast are very well given.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice Sunday!
jmdias (45776) 2013-04-11 16:26
nice framing catching the abandoned bench and the big stone in the foreground and the rainbow ahead. I liked the light and the contrasts here. nice job. TFS,.
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (20411)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-30
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): About the Flensburg Fjord [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 8:25