Coastal regions represent a network of human activity situated in what is a transition zone between the sea and the land. Neither wholly land or sea, this unique area shares characteristics of both. Infrastructure is often coastally situated to gain access to boats.
The photo shows Flensborg Fjord at Sønderhav. As you can see, the shoreline has been hardened by a man made defence structure (rip-rap). Rip-rap, also known as shot rock is rock or other material used to armour shorelines against water or ice erosion. It can be used on any waterway or water containment where there is potential for water erosion. The boulders can however be undermined easily by waves washing away sand and shingle beneath them. They also can be quite ugly, changing the appearance of a coastline. Another unintended side-effect is, that the erosion typically increases around it; since the waves are reflected at the steeper and harder shore, more energy is available elsewhere for erosion and sand transport.
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danos (83051) 2014-01-09 8:21
nice the view of the coastal with the wooden jetty with its reflections to make the scene even more effective.I like the creative perspective,with the excellent light and colour management to enhance the beauty of the place.
holmertz (37033) 2014-01-09 8:24
With some experience of TE it's not too hard to identify this photo as one of yours. You have really created a niche of your own with these coastal photos from northern Germany and southern Denmark. The wooden jetty is very pretty and with the perfect reflections it somehow makes me think of Japan or China. The forested island in the distance is very attracxtive too. In spite of the ugliness, which you point out, of the rip-rap shore, the curved line benefts the composition greatly, and so does the fine light and clarity.
pajaran (48369) 2014-01-09 8:30
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Dobar rad, lep refleks na vodi.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the place, with a description ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Nice place for relaxation and fishing.
Good work, nice reflection on the water.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
ikeharel (52205) 2014-01-09 8:35
Good evening Harriet,
A marvelous sharp image, with extraordinary bright daylight that enhanced the details we see.
The wooden small jetty reflected fabulousely on the calm water surface, and stones on men-made banks are well shown each. Water level are relatively low and there is a small island with trees well seen on far.
Nice photojob done.
saxo042 (36904) 2014-01-09 8:49
A very pleasant and peaceful view on a perfect day with sun and no wind. The shoreline is nicely curving in the composition and the jetty is perfectly placed. I also enjoy your inclusion of a map view. TE has apparently improved this feature now. You can put the "yellow man" at the spot where you took this picture and see the same view. You can also notice that this was at 61, Fjordveien! You can pan around and see what is on the other side of the road.
John_F_Kennedy (42026) 2014-01-09 8:52
very nice mood and expressive photo with a fntastic view. Really a great atmosphere
baclama (17303) 2014-01-09 8:53
une photo paisible avec une delicieuse lumiere...
claudeD (30431) 2014-01-09 9:01
wunderbares Bild aus Dänemark mit sehr guten Bildaufbau und herrlich frischen Farben. Ein Bild das eine sehr grosse Ruhe und Gelassenheit ausstrahlt.
Mit den besten Grüssen aus Luxemburg
dta (62886) 2014-01-09 9:41
Hello Harriet ,
This is a peaceful and beautiful place , and a very well composed picture , with the curve of the bank , the diagonal of the wooden pier , and the island in the BG . Reflections and light are splendid .
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-09 9:57
herrliche Stimmung.... klasse Aufnahme und Bildgestaltung.
cornejo (27959) 2014-01-09 10:24
Hello Harriet, very good picture of this beautiful view of the fjord with calm waters, a beautiful seascape beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (26316) 2014-01-09 10:29
such a fine use of the long curve of the shore, the diagonal of the jetty and the horizon. The geometry of your composition is well considered, effective and elegant. The warm tones of the shore have a delightful impact and the blue tones are rich, relaxing and mesmerizing. Wonderful depth and textures enhance the vividness and appeal of the coastal scenery. The atmosphere is most agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Royaldevon (26481) 2014-01-09 11:26
This is a most attractive scene. The pebbled bank and the blue water create strong contrasts but, still, are full of tranquillity.
The jetty, the focal image in the shot, is strongly placed, doubles with its lovely reflections and makes a great job of linking together the f/g and the m/g.
A very well exposed shot.
My best wishes for the New Year,
papagolf21 (83214) 2014-01-09 11:37
Bonsoir, chère Harriet,
L'anse est parfaite pour restituer la beauté sereine de l'ensemble.
Ce ponton simple ne manque pas d'élégance.
Un ciel bleu pur et limpide regarde avec délices les eaux calmes.
Une belle réalisation.
carlo62 (27534) 2014-01-09 12:45
un'immagine ben composta e molto piavevole da osservare, la diagonale del pontile interrompe la monotonia del blu di cielo e mare e il suo riflesso ne aumenta l'effetto.
Molto bella anche la curva dotata degli scogli, con il suo colore caldo contrasta molto bene gli altri colori.
chrislo (4151) 2014-01-09 13:00
There's an elegant simplicity to this shot. Not too many features, but perfectly positioned and framed. I like the fine reflections of the pontoon on the still surface and how you have used the curve of the shore line to gently lead the eye into the image. A very appealing stillness shot that captures the atmosphere of this tranquil place perfectly.
lousat (72197) 2014-01-09 14:36
Hi Harriet,beautiful and peaceful corner without snow as in the rest of Europe this winter,great capture under the sun for the best colors and details too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (15681) 2014-01-09 22:21
This is amazing ! Lovely colors of the beautiful lake.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
hidibyendu (871) 2014-01-09 22:53
This is so beautiful and so pictureseq. Excellent. Very nice reflections too. Good perspective and depth.
emka (73139) 2014-01-09 23:57
What a fantastic quiet atmosphere! marvelous view of the cost, the view so soothing for the eye.
very pretty picture.
WArm regrads Malgo
dkmurphys (46140) 2014-01-10 0:18
Lovely capture from the sea side. I like the unusual calm atmosphere and the deep blue colors.
Enjoy a good day ahead.
snunney (79521) 2014-01-10 2:50
A cleverly composed image, making good use of the graphical lines offered by the wooden pier and the sweeping curve of the shoreline. I like the light and the cool blue tones, which are nicely balanced by the warmer tones of the rip-rap.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-10 4:02
very good clarity and sharpness and superb colors - well done! I also enjoy good POV for this shot and perfect proportions given to the lake and sky. Very nice afternoon light.
Well captured and delivered!
Thanks for sharing
jhm (135096) 2014-01-10 4:42
These picture is perfect and technical a very good image.
The small pier gives an extra touch to these wonderful picture..
Also depth and perspective are pleasant, togheter the reflections
These picture is real nice through the colour and subject.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (116224) 2014-01-10 5:08
quel ponton de bois sueprbe ave cette jetée de pierre tout en demin lune la pureté totale des tons quelle captage et vue ce ciel pur le calme splendide.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (25135) 2014-01-10 7:18
Beautiful scene! I like the low angle of the light with good pov and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
wolf38 (30276) 2014-01-11 1:26
Hallo Harriet. Land, See, Himmel, - und die verschiedensten Wetterstimmungen. Das heutige Foto hat strahlende Farben und sehr schönes Licht. Auch die Komposition und die technische Qualität sind hervorragend. Dazu ein informativer Text. Da kann ich nur sagen: gut gemacht.
Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
Buin (42260) 2014-01-11 1:48
Moin, moin! ;-)
Das ist wieder einmal ein wunderschön "aufgebautes" Bild und die in den Hintergrund laufende Steinschüttung und der Steg erzeugen beide eine unglaubliche Tiefe. Hinzu kommen - wie so oft in Deinen Bildern - diese beeindruckende Weite und eine herrliche Ruhe. Man glaubt garnicht, dass das hier das Meer ist ...
Da bin ich auch schon vorbeigefahren - garnicht weit von "Annies kiosk" ;-)
Ein schönes Wochenende aus dem tiefen Süden - weiterhin vorfrühlingshaft. Die Priemeln blühen schon.
mesutilgim (79956) 2014-01-11 8:31
This is typical "Scandinavian Beauty" ! Simple bu beautiful .
Perfect pov and layout. Very nice light and reflections.
TFS and have a nice weekend
williewhistler (12391) 2014-01-11 12:13
your compositional skills have served you well in this lovely scene with the little wooden jetty and it`s reflection well placed in the frame and the curved man made shore line curving gently to the interesting skyline.
The colours and clarity are most attractive.
Kind regards Les.
SWEETFREEDOM (21586) 2014-01-12 1:05
beautiful view i like the quietness in this shot and colors.
fds (7284) 2014-01-12 3:43
dear friend kiela your image from Denmarck for my are very interested because i would visiting this next years
great image with the sea and the bridge great light and very beautiful reflection in the water
i licke very much and happy new year my great friend
Silvio1953 (115837) 2014-01-12 13:40
Ciao Harriet, great view of lovely place, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (39522) 2014-01-12 18:51
Simple but beautiful beachscape not lack of interesting elements, It's well composed in beautiful light, detail and rich tones as attention is directed to the rickety wooden jetty as effective focal point. Well seen and captured. Congrats
COSTANTINO (51262) 2014-01-13 4:15
simple but nice deep blue composition
I like this creative perspective
wild and calm together
your notes are very useful
Cricri (101211) 2014-01-13 10:59
Belle et paisible, super bien composer et présenter, par un bon POV, une très belle lumière, une image agréable a regarder
Waylim (25034) 2014-01-13 12:10
Beautiful photo of the coast and for once, the light is nice bright and even feels warm :) Love the deep blue and the reflection of the bridge and the curve of hte shoreline adds lot of depth. Love the warm and of the earth tone and the cool of the water.
delpeoples (52445) 2014-01-14 19:45
I love very thin about this photo. The blue tones are pure magic and the main element, the wooden pier provides a wonderful element of interest, as well as demonstrating such stunning reflections. The curve of the coast creates a lovely lead in for the eye, guiding us towards the horizon.
Superb work, congratulations
Angshu (54709) 2014-01-19 23:11
You have created the perspectives really well...with the long curve of the stony shore line and the small pier jutting into the water reflecting the deep blue of the sky. Wonderful light to brinng out the fine colours. As always your notes are an asset
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-03-31 22:25
Love the colours calmness and tranquillity of this sea scene.
Super little jetty leads our eyes in to the middle clump of trees, then we can and survey around the bay.
Didi (55021) 2014-04-11 7:50
Very nice perspective and boulder curve, very good frame quality
Very nice lights ambiance
jmdias (52524) 2014-04-23 17:19
marvelous the graphism of the structure of this humble pier. I liked the colors and the light here too. a compo very simple, well done and beautiful. TFS.
Kaisa71 (228) 2014-06-22 8:42
Nice to meet you here :-)
This shot is harmonious and beautiful, and I almost can smell the sea and cool air. The rocks on the left made the photo interesting and depth is well seen. Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (22913)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 650D
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): About the Flensburg Fjord [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-09 8:14