You would probably disagree with me that this is a fine beach, but the shore of the river Sorge near Bergenhusen is serving its purpose quite well since bathing water quality in Northern Germany has improved significantly over the last 20 years. In my region (Schleswig-Holstein) the bathing season runs from 15 May through to mid-September during which water quality is assessed on different occasions. Samples are taken and tested for certain types of bacteria which indicate the presence of pollution mainly from sewage or livestock waste. It is the responsibility of the environment agency to ensure that our water courses are of high enough quality for the general public to bathe in. And by 2015 bathing waters in Germany even have to meet stricter water quality targets under a revised bathing water directive. As well as improving water quality there is a much stronger emphasis in the new legislation on managing beaches and providing information.
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saxo042 (37724) 2014-04-07 7:06
It looks very peaceful here, but I can imagine the crowds here in summer with children playing and shouting here. There is a good balance in this turpitude with the little hut at one side and the red slide at the other. Between them are very good reflections from the big trees. Interesting note and an always appreciated map reference.
snunney (90760) 2014-04-07 7:17
I'm glad to see Angela is looking after the environment as well as the economy:-) I like the composition, which as a pleasant balance to it. The red slide makes an eye-catching focal point. Agreeable soft light and some nice reflections. Sorry, but I often seem to have run out of smilies by the time your presentations come up:-(
Nicou (131446) 2014-04-07 7:24
même le tobohgan se refléète quelle compo et vue mervielleux quel bel arbre et vue avec le petit étang un endroit bucolique.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (91440) 2014-04-07 7:52
Bonsoir, chère Harriet,
Ah ! quand Dame Nature sait se faire belle, quel bonheur.
Une image efficace pour exprimer la beauté simple, sans artifice, sans maniérisme...
Une composition réussie où les jeux de reflets sont fort bien mis en valeur.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-07 8:05
il riflesso domina la scena con i suoi colori brillanti e la nitidezza della acque.
Una bella composizione che offre un aspetto della primavera in questa regione della Germania.
Ciao e buona serata
besnard (55339) 2014-04-07 8:20
Une image lumineuse et paisible qui est agréable à regarder.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
ikeharel (63913) 2014-04-07 8:40
Good evening Harriet,
made a nice partition between the pond and sky aloft, a green streep between.
Fine mirror of the naked tree branchs, and the red slide is "breaking" the natural pattern.
Location looks as calm and remote from cities tumult.
rychem (28949) 2014-04-07 8:56
Der Fruehling sieht so aehnlich in meiner Region, Sie haben eine schoene Ecke gefunden mit absolut stilem Wasser, dadurch sind die Spiegelungen fast ideal. Ein sehr schoenes und friedliches Foto, es gefaellt mir ser gut, vor allem die Atmosphaere
Beste Gruesse aus Wroclaw
lousat (83544) 2014-04-07 9:05
Hi Harriet,truly beautiful this corner,a perfect place to take a break,i can listen the silence..ehehe..a great capture with magic reflections and very bright details,the touch of red is like the cherry on the cake,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (45934) 2014-04-07 10:14
You were so lucky to find the red slide and the green hut to balance this composition. Between them the tall trees are perfectly reflected in the remarkably quiet water. This is not a place I would select for a hot day in summer but for the local kids this is probably great. It's in any way a pleasant photo of a deserted "beach" in very early spring.
dip (23880) 2014-04-07 10:34
Ein sehr idyllischer Ort,dein Bild strahlt Ruhe und sieht sehr schön mit der Spiegelung,
ich denke,die Rutsche je nach Wassertemperatur ist nur für mutige.:)
cargus (9602) 2014-04-07 10:56
Light ,color and contrast are excellent, superb reflections in water, very good clarity, excellent picture
notrap (5973) 2014-04-07 11:52
na, siehst Du, funktioniert doch bestens! Auch wenn dieser Ort nichts mit den herrlichen Badestränden in Italien, Spanien oder Frankreich zu tun hat, jeder kann sich fröhliche Kinder auf dem Grünstreifen vorstellen, wenn erstmal die Saison begonnen hat. Und wer weiß, ob in Rimini die Wasserqualität mithalten kann.
rogerl (1544) 2014-04-07 17:21
The red slide at right is a great addition to this photo, adding a focal point and great color. Overall very nice composition, with the hut and the slide balancing the shot around the tall tree. Looks like it was a nice day. Thanks.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-07 20:35
Thank you for your informative notation. I particularly like the striking red of the slide contrasting with the vivid green grass. Initially I thought this was a children's playground that had been flooded by rain but after reading your note realise it is meant to be this way. I can imagine my youngest son could get into all kinds of mischief on that slide!
The reflections are wonderful on that glassy surface
Royaldevon (33831) 2014-04-08 2:51
I am convinced that the water quality is excellent but, I can see that its reflective qualities are great. The water is so still that it is almost like seeing the slide and the trees in a mirror. Excellent clarity of these well positioned features.
My warm regards,
mesutilgim (89752) 2014-04-08 4:47
Wieder ein Meisterstueck in "Kielia"s Gallerie !
Alles bestens von A bis Z.
Aber das Spiegelbild ist hier das nonplusultra.
Danke schoen und
jhm (145180) 2014-04-08 5:13
Clear and soft picture with the reflections of the trees and the children slide to the water, not to see that is no muddy pool, maybe during the summer.
You choose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
COSTANTINO (60613) 2014-04-08 8:10
Hello my dear friend
greetings for your composition
really which is the original one?
both are perfectly executed and
nobody can understand which is
the original one
fine refelctio ns of trees branches
what a beautiful shot
what a peaceful atmosphere
I love the silence there
have a nice evening
pajaran (55581) 2014-04-08 8:57
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o vodi, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepo mesto za odmor i rekreaciju.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A good article on the water, nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment the reflex on the water, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment, a nice place for rest and recreation.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Silvio1953 (131728) 2014-04-08 12:40
Ciao Harriet, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mvdisco (17784) 2014-04-08 16:27
Bonjour Harriet, HI,
very nice country scene with lovely reflection on a calm water,
Nice tone of colors and light,
well taken and done.
abmdsudi (47604) 2014-04-08 22:27
A scenic spot, an extremely strong crisp-clean shot so well apportioned with the inviting still water reflection and its double image really grabs the eye. the vivid red is a splendid colour breaker is there for all the right reasons, I think you are blessed to see it and doubly blessed to capture the this simple beauty. A pleasure to view full of calmness, Congrats, TFS.
delpeoples (55284) 2014-04-09 19:46
Good evening dear Harriet
I would never have guessed this was a muddy pool, it looks pristine. The silvery blue colours and the razor sharp reflections are idyllic. I particularly like the golden-lit reeds on the right and the little old cabin on the left. A beautiful scene, again full of tranquillity. You must be a very calm person being amongst such peace and beauty!
SWEETFREEDOM (23858) 2014-04-09 23:42
quiet and relaxing landscape, fine colors and beautiful reflections.
danos (91112) 2014-04-10 0:08
Good morning Harrier,
charmy and beautiful the view of the place with the red slide to be placed perfect in the frame.I like the created reflections with the brilliant lights of the day to enhance the vivid colours and the clarity of the image.Well done.
annjackman (21053) 2014-04-10 11:17
The red slide balanced by the green hut makes this a super and very well balanced composition. The light, colours and sharpness are all first class. This is a picture that appeals to me very much. Without people it has a lonely appearance, as if abandoned, and I think that is why I enjoy it so much.
Very well done,
Kind Regards, Ann
rbassin (20304) 2014-04-10 11:29
C'est une magnifique composition, une belle qualité d'image: reflets, couleurs et netteté.
marina7 (8055) 2014-04-10 13:45
I actually thought it's some kind of flood and not a beach at all:) Anyway it's a beautiful composition with a bright red accent among the pastel colors which goes so well with the green grass. Lovely gentle reflections and soft light. Well done!
Thanks and all the best!
Buin (42362) 2014-04-12 11:02
Wieder einmal ein Klasse Kombination aus Bild und Text!
Das ist doch vor allem etwas für Kinder und die rote Rutschbahn ist ein richtiger "Hingucker". Ich kann mir gut vorstellen, dass hier an einem Sommertag einiges los ist. Schon Ende März fühlt man sich hier wohl.
In der Map view finde ich dieses "Badeparadies" allings nicht ;-))
Grüße aus dem heute recht frühlingshaften Siegerland!
Ich hoffe, Dir und den Deinen geht es gut.
Fis2 (90829) 2014-04-14 6:31
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
ourania (37374) 2014-04-18 4:07
I like very much the originality of this symmetrical composition and the tight framing that exalts the two elements that stand out at the sides of the frame. No element is undermined in this fine view, bright and darker colours make a very interesting and pleasant combination. The textures and the sense of space are superb qualities as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Waylim (25432) 2014-04-18 13:48
A lovely shot of the beautiful nature. I can see a bid of redding brown on the pool to know that it is muddy. The light is good, with beautiful and natural colors. I love hte little slides with bright red color. it adds that warm color. It makes me think of lady's high heel shoe :)
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-04-21 21:10
Harriet, a marvelous reflection greatly composed and presented!! lovely colors and countryside atmosphere!!
I like your work that always reminds beautiful paintings of impressionism!!
all the best
claudeD (35941) 2014-04-23 8:25
sehr schöne Aufnahme die wieder einmal sehr viel Ruhe und Gelassenheit ausstrahlt. Sehr schöne Soiegelungen im Wasser und herrlich frische Farben.
Mit den besten Grüssen aus Luxemburg
adores (41654) 2014-05-01 15:46
Beautiful shot with the reflection on the water and the red slide standing out so well. Surely a beautiful composition, I like the symmetry, the colours and the soft light!
jemaflor (90079) 2014-05-02 9:41
Well composed with this perfect water mirror, good visula impact with this red colors, light is pleasant, tfs.
jmdias (59220) 2014-07-01 3:11
very beautiful these reflections and the framing, using well the lines and shapes. beautiful colors too. TFS.