Denmark is a country shaped by its waters: its sounds, belts, archipelagos, fjords, bays, inlets and coves. The natural coastline of 7,400 km is the most coherent and largest nature area in Denmark. The varied areas with shallow water protected from waves and usually free from ice-cover during winter are important for large numbers of migratory wintering birds. Besides the richness in biological and geological values the coastal zone has many cultural values as well - like this fjord. It is the Flensburg Fjord, occasionally known as the Flensburg Firth that in the far north of Germany forms part of the border between Germany to the south and Denmark to the north stretching 50 kilometers into the Baltic Sea. Its waters are bordered by areas with an unique history. In 1920 a referendum in North and Central Schleswig resulted in the restoration of North Schleswig to Denmark, and the border between Denmark and Germany has remained undisturbed in the middle of Flensburg Fjord ever since. The island - the legendary small Ox Island - belongs to Denmark.
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Romano46 (4996) 2013-02-21 5:07
le tue foto sono sempre ricche di poesia e questa non poteva fare eccezione con i suoi colori sfumati e l'illuminazione molto morbida .
Molto ben definito il soggetto che pare essere un invito a dirigersi verso queste acque immobili sopra le quali gli uccelli fanno le loro evoluzioni.
Ciao e buona giornata
Royaldevon (17811) 2013-02-21 8:16
To make an interesting photograph, when the light is poor and the colours are subdued, is extremely difficult.
Your shot, however, uses fine composition to draw attention; then it is pleasing to pick up the mood of the winter month, sharply captured.
My warm regards,
holmertz (26982) 2013-02-21 8:40
The long jetty doesn't seem to be of much use for the time being, but in a few months this place will once again be crowded with holiday-makers and private small boats. The view may look nicer then in a way, but the very quiet and peaceful atmosphere of this photo will be gone. Looking carefully I find a surprising amount of blue, yellow, brown and green tones in what first looks like an almost monochrome picture.
saxo042 (31802) 2013-02-21 9:19
This looks like a very typical winter day, cold and grey. But these soft colours seem to be an advantage here, the picture is very peaceful and pleasant, in spite of the cold and rather unpleasant weather conditions. I really like the composition here and the nice balance between the different parts of the photo. The two horizontal lines, i.e. The white line of the ice and the light blue line of the land far away hold the scene together. The jetty and the little island are also in a very good balance. A very attractive picture!
notrap (4692) 2013-02-21 9:44
wie Beverly schon sagt, bei grauem Wetter ein schönes Foto zu machen, ist eine besondere Herausforderung, die Du gemeistert hast. Gefällt mir gut, dieses rosig schimmernde Grau!
cornejo (18130) 2013-02-21 10:41
Hello Harriet, Very nice picture of this view we offer the perfect frame for this, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting photo perfectly captured. Great job my friend, my congratulations. Thanks for sharing this great and beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Greetings from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (5803) 2013-02-21 11:43
Hello Harriet, I have spent time in beautiful Denmark and have enjoyed moments like this.
Beautiful solitary moment, great composition of a moody moment of tranquility in nature´s pure silence! A beautiful picture!
all the best,
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-21 14:01
Your note is interesting about this island. The picture is nice, and effectively framed. Light and sharpness are very good in these conditions. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
npecanhuk (53919) 2013-02-21 18:05
Beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Special regards to the soft light, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (23959) 2013-02-21 22:55
Amazing winter scene in my opinion! Really like the way you built the composition and decided to crop the view. Very attractive post presented in cold tones. Well done.
ikeharel (37424) 2013-02-22 1:37
Good morning Harriet,
The island on the Fjord is an eyes catching element on this image, pitty it was not under sunny daylight.
The second element interesting is the wooden jetty that gave extra DOF when stretched out to sea.
The third is the frozen water-edge on shore.
Nicely combined in one photo.
AdrianWrobel (757) 2013-02-22 3:50
Cudony spokój w tym zdjêciu.
trevormoffiet (925) 2013-02-23 2:52
I like the overall composition and its cool winter tones. I particularly like the building in the forest on the left side of the island. That would make a very nice image on its own.
chrisvek (5515) 2013-02-23 3:14
That's an amazing capture of this famous destination for holidays.Nice depth and so interesting atmosphere.Well done for your job!
Buin (42084) 2013-02-23 5:08
Da habe ich auch gestanden und dieses Inselchen betrachtet ... und kurz vorher wunderbare Hot Dogs gegessen ;-)
Dein Foto vermittelt das "Ambiente" eines Wintertages an der Küste sehr anschaulich und Dein Text beschreibt wunderbar, wo wir hier sind. Der Bildaufbau mit dem Steg als "Gegengewicht" zur Insel gefällt mir sehr gut.
Grüße aus Westfalen, wo es seit 24 Stunden schneit - und ein schönes Wochenende!
mesutilgim (68036) 2013-02-23 6:13
Hallo liebe Harriet,
Wieder ein schoenes Beispiel fuer eine gute Aufnahme.
Hier ist alles ganz schlicht und einfach aber "shoen" !
Auch ohne viel "eyecatching" Farben kann ein Beitrag schoen sein !
Ein schoenes Wochenende und alles Gute
Nicou (97811) 2013-02-23 7:45
quelle passerelle toute gelée quelle vue et image avec la petite île cette douceur ce tons et ce calme superbe.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (76611) 2013-02-23 8:20
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
J'aime toujours autant vos compositions. Vous arrivez à nous transmettre un message particulier, ici, encore, la présence de ce ponton avançant sur l'eau est très bien présentée et cet îlot paradisiaque, tout est parfaitement mis en image.
ourania (12469) 2013-02-23 10:56
I love the minimalism and depth of the composition, the way the wooden jetty extends from the foreground and cuts through the horizontal layers reaching for the distant strip of land that lines the horizon. The clarity of the view and the sharpness of the textures are exquisite. I think that they contrast intriguingly the sense of isolation and mystery enhanced by the weak light and subdued colours. The calmness of this view is overwhelming. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
wolf38 (28226) 2013-02-23 22:41
Hallo Harriet. Dies ist ein sehr schönes, stilles und vor allem kontemplatives Bild. Das Haus auf der kleinen Insel und die fliegenden Möwen ergänzen die szene perfekt. Wirklich hervorragend.
SWEETFREEDOM (18423) 2013-02-24 0:56
good d.o.f. and composition. natural colors and good details.
jhm (122490) 2013-02-24 3:49
This type pictures are almost always pleasant for look at.
You use two elements on these picture, one; the long narrow pier, two; the small island with forest and houses
Excellent composition a perfect captured.
Colors and sharpness are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
COSTANTINO (42746) 2013-02-24 3:53
simple but dynamic shot with a hidden
mystery,moments for romantic people
fine composition drawing the attention
your notes are very useful
in a few words is a typical winter
ricardomattos (3175) 2013-02-24 6:48
What a calm place you have found.I like the composition and colors given a mood of an ancient time.The birds seems to enjoy the place too.
danos (74064) 2013-02-24 7:18
nice the view of this tranquil and quite place with the wooden jerry to creates depth in the image and almost lead-in the eye on the islet.The foggy atmosphere makes the image more effective and unique.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
Cricri (86535) 2013-02-24 10:18
Une image bien construite et bien préserver tant dans la lumière et les couleurs, note intéressante sur île, belle présentation
vasilpro (40194) 2013-02-24 12:16
Wonderful composition with lovely soft light and atmosphere, excellent POV and DOF, TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
pajaran (36282) 2013-02-24 23:18
Interesantan tekst o fjordu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na drveno pristaniste za camce i fjord ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za setnju i ribolov.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
An interesting article on the fjord with a given data ...
A nice view of a wooden pier for boats and fjord ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Nice place for walking and fishing.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
Robert1969 (6238) 2013-02-24 23:46
A picture with a interesting composition. A lots
of people would place the wooden pier in the
middle, but luckily you didn't, because every
subject is nicely separately from each other
and that makes the picture nice calmness. The
layers and the lines of the wooden pier creates
a nice depth. Light management is also excellent.
abmdsudi (26311) 2013-02-25 7:27
A very fine, nicely balanced picture of tranquility - stillness and a lovely soft light and coloring. It's a good composition, having the wooden jetty to hold the focus and leads smoothly all the way with a pleasing depth as we look across the calm water towards the misty distant. Lots of positives in here, a fantastic shot which makes me feel very serene. Great photoworks, Congrats.
fabbs99 (5533) 2013-02-26 23:20
Simply amazing shot.
Beautiful colors and great sharpness.
The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.TFS.
Cheers ~ Farhat
delpeoples (45018) 2013-03-01 14:24
I thought of you yesterday as I was buying a Kringle cake at our local Danish bakery. They have a huge mural on the wall of our Mary and Fred which always makes me smile.
Anyway, to your beautiful photo. The soft muted colours are so beautifully managed. I love the silvery light and the little pier running into the lake is magical. There is such an atmosphere of mystery and romance here, that warm weather could never evoke. A superb scene, masterfully handled and realised. Congratulations.
Angshu (51174) 2013-03-12 2:03
You created fantastic perspective with the pier, which at the far end seems to melt into the water. The picture spells a mood which somehow is melancholy...one of loneliness and invites me to think & introspect. or maybe I am thinking a lot seeing this beautiful picture!
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-04-04 9:35
Bonita esta tua foto de inverno junto a este lago , gostei da ilha de fundo com os reflexos das árvores no chão , bem interessante este pier com esta camada de gelo nos postes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
fds (5321) 2013-04-11 8:48
dear friend you a tacke very beautiful suggestions in this image with the little bridge over the beach
and very nice island in the background with the white house
jusninasirun (17142) 2013-04-12 17:41
I like the way this shot is being framed creating good balance between depth and perspective. The subdued tone is dreamy and yet the sharpness is pristine.
Thanks and kind regards.
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (20477)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 650D
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): About the Flensburg Fjord [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-21 4:51