Eckernfoerde is a summer resort on the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein, about 65 miles North of Hamburg and 35 South of the Danish border. Situated on the banks of the Eckernfoerde Bay, the harbour has a unique waterfront location only a short distance from the city centre. Imagine that in the 19th century this city was one of the largest fishing towns on the Baltic Sea with a huge fish-processing industry. One third of the town‘s population of 6,000 was dependent on the fishery industry. But this centuries-old industry has steadily lost importance, and today the Eckernfoerde fishing fleet consists of just a handful of boats. It is in the tourist area that the harbor is now thriving, as a result of the construction of a marina for leisure craft. Further communal structural improvements to upgrade the harbor area have been quite successful.
Tourism plays a big role in Schleswig-Holstein’s economy, especially on the coast that is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. “Vacation as far as the eye can see” this motto under which Tourismus-Agency Schleswig-Holstein advertises the “land between the seas” makes some 4.5 million people to visit the country’s seaside resorts annually.
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holmertz (26906) 2012-10-16 3:12
You found very interesting details for the foreground of this nicely composed photo. The background indicates the liveliness of the marine activities in this place. It looks like a paradise for boat lovers. Those who like me enjoy colours also get fully satisfied from this picture.
Vasa (15970) 2012-10-16 3:15
so happy to meet you here in this colorful harbour. Your mind stays true to optimism and good voluntary. Many similar photos in your gallery this summer. With all my friendship,
ikeharel (37280) 2012-10-16 3:45
A fabulous marin-view over the seaside resort small port.
Your perspective is outstanding and good choise, as the boats gave good scale and depth to the whole.
Also, managed fine light & colors. Looks as a lovely place.
jester5 (1620) 2012-10-16 3:46
I love this one Harriet.You have managed to encompass the feeling of a busy harbour of the 1800's with all the lovely colours and detail.I can almost hear those ship boards creaking.
papagolf21 (76515) 2012-10-16 4:18
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
Très belle présentation de ces vieux gréements au premier plan donnant un bel effet de perspective sur ce port.
Très bonne journée.
SnapRJW (18712) 2012-10-16 4:59
Hello Harriet - I like the way you have used the FG boats in this composition, the detail is good with the lovely wooden hull, booms and rope rigging. As we look beyond the FG a pretty harbour scene backed by lovely trees and a beautiful soft sky. Very attractive work with a clever composition. This looks like a really peaceful place to visit. Warm regards rosemary
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-10-16 6:57
Molto efficaci gli elementi che hai posto in FG per rendere molto più originale la scena, una già splendida vista di questo porto ridente.
Mi piacciono molto i colori, la luce é perfetta, così come la qualità.
Un caro saluto
cornejo (18020) 2012-10-16 9:28
Hello Harriet, very nice picture of this beautiful and interesting composition in the harbor, with a good pov offering a nice view, very interesting technically and image quality. Very good, nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
wolf38 (28166) 2012-10-16 22:38
Hallo Harriet. Es freut mich, das schöne Eckernförde von der Seeseite her zu sehen. Es ist viele Jahre her, dass ich zuletzt in dieser Gegend war. Das Bild ist wohlkomponiert. Jedes Bilddetail befindet sich am idealen Platz. Da kann ich nur sagen: gut gesehen und realisiert.
saxo042 (31794) 2012-10-16 23:30
A very pleasant view, still with a strong feeling of summer! The lines from all the ropes and those other boat items (whatever they are called) meet at a point at the lower third of the picture. A very attractive composition.
kordinator (13411) 2012-10-17 0:43
Nice story once a fishing village and tourist today in Baltimore.
Beautiful creations with excellent lighting and composition.
A beautiful place with beautiful colors.
Great depth of field.
SWEETFREEDOM (18411) 2012-10-17 6:45
a very nice p.o.v. i like the details of the baots in fg and the houses facades in fg.
ourania (12343) 2012-10-17 13:04
your composition is great and captivates the viewer's interest directing their glance in various points from foreground to background and back. You have connected the two sides of the harbour excellently by framing the distant view with elements of the foreground. Both parts are very sharp and intriguing, with attractive colours and textures. I love the textures, the harbour atmosphere and the marvellous way the light fills the space and vivifies the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-10-17 13:16
Isn't it reassuring that places can reinvent themselves when their original use ceases to be viable. It is evolution applied to places rather than creatures.
I like how you have used the details of the crafts, in the f/g, to set the scene and the mood. The narrow dof works really well in this instance, the gently blurred b/g providing a good sense of context.
My warm regards,
jhm (122410) 2012-10-18 4:28
We see less of the tourists but a lovely view about the marina.
You takes these picture nice between the two boats in foreground.
Quiet place to enjoy this beautiful place, and it's tranquil atmosphere.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
gervaso (8043) 2012-10-18 4:32
I like the composition with this much of details of the boats, really a harbour environment! The colors are also beautiful! Very good job!
pajaran (36190) 2012-10-18 22:29
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo prikazano pristaniste sa brodovima i trenutak sa oblacima.
Imajte lep dan.
Sehr interessant und gut text ...
Nice view ...
Gute Schärfe, Kontrast und Perspektive, schöne Farben.
Gute Zusammensetzung, schön, um den Hafen mit Booten und einen Moment mit Wolken zu sehen.
Haben Sie einen schönen Tag.
All the best.
bayno (16175) 2012-10-19 4:39
the theme of the harbors and boats is always enjoyable and never boring, very nice light and excellent colors, great depth and sharp, I really like the composition with the stern and the bow and a nice BG...
have a good day...
gildasjan (38208) 2012-10-19 7:05
Un premier plan qui donne beaucoup d’impact à cette image très agréablement contrastée et le ciel était également de la partie.
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-10-19 9:09
another interesting capture from this little
harbour,your useful notes describe this
outstanding perspective,the boats have
good depth in the whole and there are
so many interesting details very
Buin (42082) 2012-10-20 9:36
Nach einem kleinen Mosel-Urlaub bringst Du meine Gedanken wieder in den "hohen Norden". Eckernförde ist ein wirklich nettes Städtchen mit vielen schönen Ecken und Du hast hier solch einen Ort eingefangen. Das warme (Nachmittags-?)Licht lässt viele Flächen aufleuchten und erzeugt eine wunderbare Stimmung im Bild.
Grüße aus dem sommerlichen Westfalen - heute mit 23°C!
Ein schönes Wochenende!
Sonata11 (28289) 2012-10-20 10:52
wonderful composition and framing fantastic with great management of light, colors, perfect sharpness, clarity, POV great. I like the xecution. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best and have a great WE,
claudeD (24173) 2012-10-23 6:28
sehr schönes Hafenbild mi9t einem gutem Bildaufbau und vielen Details.Wie immer begleitet eine informative Note deine Aufnahme. Sehr guter Beitrag zu TE.
Mit den besten Grüssen aus Luxemburg
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-10-23 7:52
Beautiful scene. The nice red buildings, the beautiful sky, the blue water with those boats and finally these splendid boats. Very good DOF.
Have a nice evening,
fds (5301) 2012-10-23 9:00
dear friend this a very beautiful image in the harbour and very originaly
great colors and scharpnees
delpeoples (44904) 2012-10-23 18:41
Good evening dear Harriet
I really enjoy this warm light and strong saturation. It is still natural but so very attractive. The tight cut is also very eye-catching and artistic. Your love of boats and ships comes across so well in an excellent photo such as this.
TopGeo (37994) 2012-10-24 7:55
Hello Harriet! Nice view with great colours and lights to show this nice atmosphere.
Superb capture of the marina with excellent idea FG of details and BG . Great soft light, nice warm, pastel colours, sharp details of the boats, beautiful reflections in the water. Thanks for sharing
Waylim (22349) 2012-10-24 22:29
there is something about harbor environment that is very attractive, perhaps it by water and perhaps back in the day, it meant food, seafood and more. Here the foreground of close up boat and distance red houses and autumn color tree adds to the warm and charm of the place.
Glint (5571) 2012-10-25 12:09
you have composed this very well with a strong diagonal line created by the fg boats. Interesting fg details too.A nice light brings out the colours well.
ps I like boats too,but I don't know much about them.I just like the look of them, especially sailing boats.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2012-10-27 3:55
Ciao Harriet, great view of lovely harbour, fascinating composition with elements of boats in FG, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-27 11:20
The photo is cleverly composed from this beautiful foreground. The sharpness and depth are obvious. The light and colors are very nice. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
francio64 (38188) 2012-10-28 10:06
belli i dettagli delle due barche in FG, da cui è possibile vedere anche un ottimo sfondo ricco di elementi e di colori.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo sharp.
Bluejeans (64227) 2012-11-07 10:54
Ola Harriet ,
Uma bela foto de verão com estes detalhes destes barcos em primeiro plano , gostei de ver o porto de fundo com os edifícios antigos , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
scroller (3407) 2012-12-06 6:44
I love your maritime compositions. This stern is beautiful and with its surroundings especially the red boat house in the background.
jmdias (45780) 2012-12-19 15:42
nice details of this port with many elements to watch. I liked the special light and the sharpness. excellent job.
fabbs99 (5407) 2013-03-04 7:26
Nice shot of the harbor.Nice colorful details and very pleasantly shown.Good composition with great saturated colors.Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards