The variety of weather in our region is brought by different air masses. Six basic types affect the weather of Northern Europe. They can bring anything from tropical warm and humid days to arctic cold depending on the type of air mass. The most severe weather usually occurs when dry-cold continental polar air clashes with warm-humid maritime tropical air.
In most winters, and certainly those in the last 20 years, our winds normally come from the south-west maintaining our relatively mild winters. However, during the last two weeks, a large area of high pressure was causing a 'block' to the westerly winds that tends to keep us that little bit milder. As a result this has allowed very cold Siberian air to move across mainland Europe.
The photo shows 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. 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.
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holmertz (38041) 2012-02-18 5:34
There is sometimes beauty in the dullness of the northern European winter weather. Although this view is predominantly grey there are lots of nuances drifting from white or near white to various tones of yellow, green and brown. The two large boulders provide a fine foreground and the look across the water to the forested island and the interesting building is very nice. A slight addition of contrast would have been fine too.
notrap (5615) 2012-02-18 5:48
So sehr kalt wirkt das gar nicht, verglichen mit gleißend hellem Schnee und knallblauem Himmel, wie wir es hier auf TE in den letzten Wochen öfter sehen konnten. Etwas melancholisch-nordeutsch eben! Wie immer bei Dir, der Text macht die Sache rund.
Schönes Wochenende wünscht Elvira
papagolf21 (83666) 2012-02-18 6:31
Bonjour, chère amie Harriet,
Conviant la vue enivrée
De sa boréale fraîcheur
A des régals de chair nacrée,
A des débauches de blancheur !
Un petit poème pour une très jolie composition hivernale.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-02-18 7:55
Your rating is useful and interesting. You have captured a very strong winter atmosphere, which suggests the impulse to get away before a fire. A good photo taken in very difficult conditions. Bravo.
have a nice day
dkmurphys (47258) 2012-02-18 8:13
Lovely winter scene at the seaside. Picturesque view, well taken.
Have a great weekend.
siudzi (32723) 2012-02-18 8:47
Beautiful winter post of this great place! Even the light condition was poor you have taken a good image with nice natural tones. Thanks for sharing.
saxo042 (37032) 2012-02-18 9:17
All colours are very cold and enhancing the winter feeling here. A fine picture with a clear depth that is provided by the foreground stones and the background house. I am sure this view is much more pleasant in summer...
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-02-18 9:41
Esta tua foto até dá frio :) , o tempo está mesmo agreste , gostei do primeiro plano com esta zona coberta de neve com estas rochas , boa profundidade de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
vasilpro (40865) 2012-02-18 10:41
Wonderful composition, beautiful wintry scenery, excellent POV, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-02-18 23:42
foschia e brutto tempo avvolgono la scena .
La resa di questa situazione metereologica è ben resa con la tanta neve in FG,
gildasjan (41152) 2012-02-19 1:21
Ce voile sur la région rend bien l'ambiance présente sur le lieu et cela doit peut-être également renforcer l'impression de froid.
Royaldevon (27065) 2012-02-19 1:44
Good Morning Harriet,
Oh, this is so reminiscent of many days in England: a cold snowy ground and a surrounding cold mist.
You have used it though, to produce a very well composed shot which captures the mood of the day and relays it to the viewers.
Good use of the boulders gives f/g interest and sets the scene with the carpet of snow. You have a nice angled approach to the fjord, with the building strongly positioned in the m/g. The grey hues tell the tale of the cold!
Have a good Sunday,
ellelloo (6570) 2012-02-19 3:48
The photo transmits the feeling of winter in your region very well. This kind of views are familiar here too in the beginning of winter, but at the end of January - beginning of February sea is here mostly ice covered, expect a few rare exceptionally warm winters. I like the composition and the mood.
Greetings from Espoo, where it has snowed all day heavily. Next week will be a turning point of winter with thawing.
ikeharel (53443) 2012-02-19 4:04
Winter in full swing, snow carpet and high waves with mist and fog.
You managed well under thses condition, to give a look on the Fjord nowadays.
Enjoy a warmer sunday,
adramad (35849) 2012-02-19 10:41
A magnificent composition, which nicely captures the atmosphere in winter, the snow beside the sea, is always a curious image, the mist creates a mysterious touch, with the bottom of that island?.
A good job in difficult conditions. I like it.
Waylim (25166) 2012-02-19 12:58
the winter condition is certainly very well capture, I can feel the bitter cold and it looks like there may be some wind as well judging on the wave. Though the snow kind of also look like white sand beach. Though I would be going out there in my bathing suite :)
Very nice shot that presents well the mood.
MJR (3360) 2012-02-19 14:26
What a bleak view of your locale you have brought us here.
But as ever an incisively apposite note !
Love it !
wolf38 (30716) 2012-02-20 2:02
Hallo Harriet. Der Winter ist genau so, wie auf Deinem Photo. Etwas Nebel, grauer Himmel, Schnee. Die Komposition gefällt mir sehr gut.
Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
Charo (51210) 2012-02-20 14:05
The snowy landscapes are beautiful, and this wave of cold and snow has been in the news every day for a long time, when the cold lasts too long and is problematic and more if kills people.
The cold atmosphere is perceived very well in your photo, with the slight fog covering the landscape.
mvdisco (17672) 2012-02-21 5:13
Bonjour Harriet,Hi ,
Now here this morning in Quebec the temperature is -16 celcius at 8.10 am. brr on a sunny day..
Europe sky are all colder this winter!! with a lot of snow..:))..
Excellent POV. and DOF. well taken here in this Flensburg Fjord with snow..
Beautiful composition and presentation,
Nice notes too of the cold temperature...brrr...
Have a good day..
Sonata11 (33179) 2012-02-21 7:57
What a beautiful and interesting spooky mood on this winter scenery with a dense fog on the BG. Wonderful capture of this view. Beautifully executed image. Great presentation of this place. I like it a lot. My congratulation. Awesome.
All the best,
pajaran (49197) 2012-02-21 11:00
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku.
Kod nas nista novo, veliki sneg i led na reci.
Lepo mesto i trenutak, pogled preko kamene obale sa snegom na more sa talasima i drvece sa belom kucom u daljini, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar snimak i prikaz, lepe boje, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku i dobrom prikazu.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Sehr interessante und gute Artikel über den Ort und die Zeit ...
Bei uns nichts neues, großes Schnee und Eis auf dem Fluss.
Schöner Ort und Moment, über der felsigen Küste blicken mit Schnee auf dem Meer mit Wellen und weißen Haus mit Bäumen in der Ferne, eine gute Zusammensetzung.
Gute Aufnahme und Anzeige, schöne Farben, ich gratuliere zu dem Punkt, und erwischte einen guten Blick.
Schönen Abend und alles Gute.
diomed (13926) 2012-02-21 14:06
this is exactly the image I got in my mind about the Baltic sea in winter time. There are all the elements: fog, snow, wind, gray tones, and, of course a lot of cold.
You choosen a perfect POV in order to syntetize everything just in one image: Compliments!
kordinator (14831) 2012-02-21 16:06
Hello dear Harriet
Wonderful composition, beautiful scenery and wintry atmosphere.
Lovely light and season tones, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent foggy effect.
This year it seems we all had a few weeks really cold winter.
Fine notes, of climate and weather conditions in your area.
jemaflor (81718) 2012-02-21 23:13
Well balanced your winter landscape with these rocks in the fg and the view of the house in the forest, cold atmosphere, tfs.
Nicou (117728) 2012-02-22 0:40
très belle compo et iamge avec cette ambiance hivernale cette neige cette bumette, les rochers en premiers plan ce maison en fond, sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
delpeoples (52767) 2012-02-22 3:27
Hi dear Harriet
You certainly are enduring a harsh winter. The textures of the trees are very pretty and I like how you've included the large boulders in the foreground which provide interest, perspective and an anchor to the rest of the image. Lovely shot and excelent reportage.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
jester5 (1960) 2012-02-22 8:13
This has a very melancholic feel to it,perhaps because it feels sad and beautiful at the same time.Reminds me of the north sea at home Brrrrrrrrrr!!! Lovely shot Harriet and I say roll on spring.
Cricri (102223) 2012-02-22 11:01
Joli l'avant plan avec les rochers sur la neige, la brume qui renforce l'effet de froid, bien capturer et présenter
macjake (53320) 2012-02-22 12:15
are you sure you didn't take this photo here in Vancouver somewhere? :)
I think we have very similar climates.
the photo is accompanied by interesting facts as well, always a positive.
enjoy your day
ciakgiak (30407) 2012-02-22 15:11
atmosfera invernale molto molto ben resa, molto facile cadere in questo caso in un'effetto flou che in questo caso non c'è, la qualitá è tuttavia eccellente, opportuna a presenza dei massi in FG. Un caro abbraccio.
jhm (136096) 2012-02-24 3:55
Indeed Europe the last 3 weeks was really one snow carpet with very strong frost.
I hope that the springtime comes very quick, I like not the winter temperatures
Grey sky and a little bit fog care for atmosphere.
Colors and composition are very well.
Nice view about these area. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
claudeD (31029) 2012-02-24 5:10
Sehr gute Winteraufnahme aus dem Norden Deutschlands. Du stellst hier sicherlich die meteorologischen Zustände dar wie sie öfters in den letzten Wochen in deiner Gegend anzutreffen waren. Wie immer gibt es bei dir als I - Tüpfelchen zum Bild eine sehr gute Note.
Mit den besten Grüssen aus Luxemburg
Silvio1953 (117383) 2012-02-24 10:50
Ciao Harriet, fascinating winter view with a lot of snow on beach, lovely misty composition, wonderful soft colors and splendid atmosphere, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ourania (27574) 2012-02-24 11:16
I like very much this composition and its cold and still, foggy atmosphere. The sweet diagonals make the view relaxed and appealing. I also like the consitency of the colours and the sharpness of the foreground against the gradual blurriness of the background. Light management is marvellous and, defying the difficult lighting conditions, the fog, the distance and the brightness of the snow acheives a wonderful result. Well done!
All the best and a lovely weekend,
Buin (42260) 2012-02-25 9:38
Brrr! Kälter geht's kaum - stimmungsmäßig. Dies wird insbesondere durch das Fehlen fast jeglicher Farbe unterstrichen. Die Felsbrocken hier schaffen eine wunderbare Tiefe im Bild. Nochmals: Brrr!
Grüße aus einem südwestfälischen Rollstuhl (nur vorübergehend ;-) - und ein schönes Wochenende!
Vasa (16742) 2012-02-27 17:09
It seems you are only person in the region, dear Harriet. And you are out just to make one shot. For us. Thank you friend.
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-03-03 10:04
Hi Harriet, Super photo of this winter scene, great Pov, against the rocks, the building in the Mg, with a coating of snow is fantastic. Cheers Iain.
eldancer1 (25814) 2012-03-04 9:13
Brrr! This look so cold! Weather can be a photographer's challenge and you did very well in capturing this scene and the mood. Tfs.
shevchenko (19051) 2012-03-04 19:16
Informative note for study the local weather in rapidly changing, seem the weather on this shooting day is not so good, the coast is fully cover by snow too, nice little island at opposite, good pov to frame it all, thanks for sharing an impressive winter view in a cold winter day.
danos (83817) 2012-03-05 8:11
nice Wintry scenery with the snowy forground land to adds perspective in the image lead-in the eye on the far end islet.The moody weather is the characteristic of the scene.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
COSTANTINO (52240) 2012-03-10 10:49
I chose this shot today because the
weather here in Greece changed again
and tomorrow the snow will fall again
this winter was the worst
your notes are very useful
lovely winter scenery
have a nice week end
jmdias (52918) 2012-03-10 15:22
nice mix of sea and snow, something not so usual. I liked the framing with the rocks in the foreground and the trees and the house ahead,. nice winter mood.
Angshu (54999) 2012-03-11 22:26
Just seeing this picture, cold seems to grip me. The dullness of light, the bleakness of the scene, the choppy waters all spell cold & chill. The two boulders in the FG are good focal points & add depth
danyy (0) 2012-03-28 12:22
une photo qui communique tellement bien l'impression de froid, de grand froid, le manque de couleur, cette brume, cette neige tenace, même l'eau semble rejeter le froid.
Un 'mood' bien transmis.
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (23003)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-29
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): About the Flensburg Fjord [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-18 5:27