This is the harbour of Snekkersten, a few kilometres south of central Helsingør (also known as Elsinore).
Far away you can see the Swedish coast around Helsingborg, on the other side of the Øresund, or The Sound as it is also known in English, or Swedish Öresund.
Snekkersten was a clandestine embarkation point for Danish Jews secretly transported to neutral Sweden in fishing boats during WWII Occupation of Denmark by Germany.
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Miguel82 (22417) 2013-08-30 9:10
Superb shot Gunnar, that marina of Denmark is charming, good weather conditions, fine colors and light
Have a nice evening
tyro (19766) 2013-08-30 9:12
A most interesting note you have written here and your map link made me realise just how close Sweden and Denmark are - I had no idea that they were so very close - the distance across this strait or "sound" must be only about 4 kilometres. Peter would go wild talking of triangles, diagonals and "thirds" and your signature splash of bright red in the hull of that boat is perfectly placed in the frame too.
Delightful rich colours, lovely light, excellent composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
A beautifully composed photograph too which looks so very much better at the higher resolution on the "beta" version of TE
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-08-30 9:21
very beautiful shot...
very attractive & colourful.....
lovely sky & nice boat..
lovely eye-catching colour & contrast..
great clarity..good atmosphere....
holmertz (39513) 2013-08-30 9:50
Det måste ha glatt dig att hitta en röd båt med vitt segel på ett blått vatten invid en diagonal kaj. Lite trevliga hus i bakgrunden och en stanlagd pir som binder samman bildens båda delar. Allt vad du kunde önska dig. Fint väder också, som gynnade färgerna.
Trevlig helg på er också,
cornejo (30067) 2013-08-30 10:16
Hello Gunnar, very good picture of this beautiful sailing vessel surrounded by a lovely setting, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
photoray (11437) 2013-08-30 10:26
Sailing is a favorite activity, and your one man sailor must be skilled to operate 3 sails solo. Added to the tranquil scene are homes overlooking the sound.
Nicely composed and created,
Romano46 (16662) 2013-08-30 10:28
un formato quadrato che si addice a perfezione a questo bel soggetto, ricco di colore e di bella nitidezza, particolarmente gradita nei riflessi.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-08-30 11:06
Hello Gunnar, a very beautiful and colorful detail in perfect contrast with the dark blue!!great little vessel, fantastic clear picture!!
all the best
macjake (54930) 2013-08-30 11:25
this is like a breath of fresh air! :)
looking at the photo i feel the warm cool breeze and even the light. love seeing the white sail as it reminds me of hanging large white bedsheets on the clothes line to dry in the backyard! haha
warm and inviting atmosphere
pajaran (50476) 2013-08-30 11:34
Interesantan tekst o pristanistu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na jedrenjak i pristaniste ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
An interesting article on the pier, with the given data ...
Nice view of the yacht harbor ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and moment indicated.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
Energysavingelk (1053) 2013-08-30 11:48
I knew about the clandestine evacuation of Danish Jews, but could not connect this remarkable event with a town or site. Thanks for the elucidation - and for a well exposed photograph of a typical Danish scene: red and white with blue.
Hilsner fra Tyskland
ourania (29387) 2013-08-30 13:13
a lovely, neat and peaceful harbour in a very elegant composition that shows us its two sides, the horizon and a beautiful lone boat that looks brand new and stands out like 3D. The white sails and red hull are so delicious and contrast with fine blue tones of sea and sky delightfully. There's great sense of space and the texture of the sea is mesmerizing. I love the intensity of the light and the way it plays with the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
mesutilgim (82284) 2013-08-30 13:17
Hello dear Gunnar,
You do not post everyday a capture (like me) but if you do, than it's absolutely a topclass one, like this. The red boat adds a very unique taste to your compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Hansaphotos (6593) 2013-08-30 15:16
Den røde seilbåten omgitt av de blå fargetonene er en fantastisk kombinasjon. Et typisk skandinavisk sommermotiv med flott lys og fine farger. Kan nesten kjenne de sommerlige duftene fra denne sjarmerende danske havnen. Flott arbeid!
Ha en fin helg:)
emka (76393) 2013-08-30 23:53
Is this a boat of Hamlet? Nice boat, of course red:) Wonderful wide view, perfect colours. Charming seascape. lovely sail.
have a beautiful sunny weekend
Graal (96444) 2013-08-30 23:57
nice view of sailboat in quiet harbour. Pleasant contrast and colors. Interesting informations. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice day.
snunney (81817) 2013-08-31 3:07
I like very much the composition and the choice of the square format to present it. All the elements are very well placed in the frame. Very appealing light and colours.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-31 6:32
Very wonderful shot with splendid colors and contrasts.Amazing atmosphere and splendid lightning usage.Very good job.Well done.
Have a nice weekend
rychem (21677) 2013-08-31 8:35
Eye catching photo, I like the red boat and the contrast of these two dominanting colors, excellent composition
claudeD (31749) 2013-08-31 8:39
very fine picture from Denmark with a very good composition and very fine fresh ccolors. Like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
marabu61 (8059) 2013-08-31 10:01
Looks like a dead end for the boat here. No way to Sweden from here.
Shouldn't one be able to see the bridge spanning the øresund from around here?
Nice contrast between the red boat and the blue sea.
Fis2 (83972) 2013-08-31 11:31
Great summer view!
Exccellent POV and composition.
I like colors and sharpness.
bukitgolfb301 (35234) 2013-08-31 16:44
Hi dear Gunnar
Great bright and vivid color image at all. Perfect composition in wonderful sequare format as your trademark as nice.
All the best and have a good Sunday! Takero
Glint (6165) 2013-09-01 1:01
eye catching bright colours here. Love the contrast of blue and red. Nicely composed too with the sailing boat perfectly placed. I always feel a lift of spirit when I see a white sail against a perfect blue sky.
ChrisJ (95826) 2013-09-01 2:15
A superb warm versus cold colour contrast beytween the blue sky and red hulled yacht with good sharpness, saturation and color. I like the diagonal pier in the fg leading deep into the image and continuing on along the rock seawall in the distance. Tfs!
Nicou (119469) 2013-09-01 9:09
quelle vue et image avec cette perspective sur le quai en goudron et en pierre, le rouge et blanc de la voile ressort parfaitement et la vue en fond fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (26764) 2013-09-01 9:09
Beautiful capture of this sailboat getting ready to head out to sea. Good pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mohammad_H (9069) 2013-09-01 10:12
Unique, eye-catching scenery and pleasant, calm sea, beautiful sky blue background, and the beautiful homes along the beach, great composition, clarity and sharpness, good quality, coastal cities like it. Myself that I live next to the beach
zoomer (6) 2013-09-01 10:41
Hi,wonderful clear image with the colors naturally vivid.Looks like a dream day,friendly regards Wolf.
papagolf21 (84740) 2013-09-01 11:43
Bonsoir, cher Gunnar,
Il va falloir bientôt barrer pour ne pas aller ā l'encontre des rochers.
Trčs bon cadrage judicieux mettant en valeur le sujet principal.
Une bien belle réussite.
abmdsudi (41984) 2013-09-02 6:13
Very clever composition, the contrasting colour of sail boat working in perfect harmony with the environment, almost can feel the crispiness of the fresh air and i think u have taken this at an appropriate time to achieve a fine effect. Great shot, Congrats
EstudioChispa (1898) 2013-09-02 10:44
I like this shot for two reasons -- it is a textbook illustration of Denmark, no? Also, it is a wonderful composition of color and geometry, with the strong diagonal, horizon assertively-positioned midway, and the colorful skiff placed prominently in the foreground. Very well done!
UlfE (14641) 2013-09-02 11:43
En otroligt attraktiv bild. Jag har många gånger kunnat konstaterat att verkligheten kan lägga hinder för att få till den perfekta kompositionen, men det fungerar ändå. Det gör det verkligen här. Förmodligen för att båten är perfekt placerad och att diagonalen om än inte perfekt ger riktigt bra rörelse i bilden. Den fina himlen och husen i bakgrunden bidrar också till attraktiviteten. Ha bra vecka!
jemaflor (82988) 2013-09-02 23:10
Beautiful view and composition with this sailboat, good perspective effect with the pier, nice colors with red and blue, excellent brightness.
jhm (137622) 2013-09-03 5:06
Super large picture with lovely nice details.
The sailboat is the real eye catcher on these picture.
These colours are pleasant to look at.
All it seem so soft with a nice presentation.
Lovely panoramic view about the water.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
fds (7824) 2013-09-03 8:33
dear friend saxo a very beautiful place with very nice boat over the blu sea
great colors and super scharpnees and very impressive sky
kato (11630) 2013-09-05 15:45
You're capturing well this harbour by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm/beautiful harbour surrounded a good environment near the border with Sweden. It's interesting to hear that this was an important base of the transportaion of Jews under WW2. It's also impressive in blue contrast of sea and sky. And, the sailing boat with red hull draws out a strong impact in this image.
s_lush (16134) 2013-09-06 2:25
In our bus travel throughout Sweden, Norway and Denmark, we were in Helsingør twice, when ferrying there from Helsingborg and when visiting Kronborg Castle on the next day. In your shot you have managed reproducing a special atmosphere of this picturesque historic city. Excellent composition and, as usual, perfect quality of the image!
parvatibb (1387) 2013-09-08 3:59
A beautiful scene! Bright and crisp colors. Would lıke to be in that sail at the moment. The see looks like so calm.
Have a great Sunday
PS: When I was shootıng the cheetah, was using a 70-300 mm lens, but not sure how close I was to the animal. maybe 150 m
adores (35679) 2013-09-08 5:45
A beautiful summer shot with very nice colours. I like the red boat with the white sail so well placed in the frame. A very nice and peaceful scene! Well taken!
serp2000 (39250) 2013-09-09 9:24
Today I can say that I was not so far from this place. Simple but attractive sea view, the note is very interesting too. I'd like to visit these coasts in the summer time.
larsy (28) 2013-09-23 9:34
Kul bild med segelbåten som ser ut att gå rakt mot stenarna men han svänger väl snart till höger.
danos (85165) 2013-10-03 7:49
very nice the scenery with the brilliant light to enhance even more the beauty as the vivid colours of the image.I like the excellent placement of the passing by sailing boat in the frame with its reflection to completes perfect the whole scene.The clarity is superb.Well done.
COSTANTINO (53687) 2013-10-10 14:08
pleasant scenery with a dynam ic
contrast between deep blue sea
blue sky and the red boat
peaceful atmosphere changing
everybody s mood
excellent chosen point of view
ikeharel (55282) 2013-11-19 4:12
Good afternon Gunnar,
besides the charming harbour photo, and the sail boat beautifully placed on pic. space, ready to set out to sea - this place, as you maentioned had a great chapter on WW2 Jewish history. A perfect "clandestine embarkation" port, out of the metropolin Cobenhagen.
The pic. is superbly taken on the bright day it was, clear view over to Sweeden, and superb contrast of red & white to blue.
TFS, I appreciate.
A related page found on the web.
Kielia (23287) 2013-11-26 7:41
as you know, I cannot resist boats. This one in red is really very eye catching and you captured it excellently in its natural surroundings. The composition is very successful and the Summer light make the image very attractive. My compliments!
NorthernLight (2145) 2013-12-05 9:05
En fin klar bild med levande färger. Den röda segelbåt passar mycket bra in i bilden och är ett blickfång.
Väldigt snyggt. En vacker dag och en vacker bild!
Till din fråga angående trädrot: Jag vet inte exakt vilken typ av träd eller trä är det. Denna trädrot hittade jag på kanten av ett träsk. På detta område finns björk, tall och gran. Björk var det förmodligen inte.
mcmtanyel (12029) 2013-12-25 18:38
The red sailboat and its reflection look lovely on the clear, blue water.
A Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones,
adidas5nb (4943) 2013-12-30 7:27
thats a very nice pov and frame.love the angle.great light and placement of the boat.really like the relaxed mood in the pic and the diagonal.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37224)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-30 8:56