Eckernförde is a summer resort on the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein, about 65 miles north of Hamburg and 35 south of the Danish border. The name means 'Acorn-firth'. In the 19th century this city was one of the largest fishing towns on the Baltic Sea with a huge fish-processing industry. Smokehouse chimneys dominated the skyline and one third of the town‘s population of 6,000 then was dependent on this industry. Today the fishing fleet consists of just a handful of boats since this industry steadily lost importance. It is in the tourist area that the harbor is now thriving.
A stroll along the harbor is a must for every visitor. However, it is not only the visitor who feels drawn by the boats, locals too enjoy a genuine harbor environment.
Eckernförde is also the oldest spa town in the North, the first spa opened in 1831, the year from which the development of the ever-more important tourist industry dates. The potential in this industry will be exploited to the fullest extent.
The photo shows the harbor at dusk with the old and well preserved warehouse (Speicher).
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snunney (100850) 2013-11-26 7:30
A very attractive composition that perfectly evokes a peaceful evening in this resort. Very well exposed with good colours and sharpness. The point of view is well chosen using the gap between the boats to guide the viewer toward background quayside.
papagolf21 (103026) 2013-11-26 7:53
Bonsoir, chère Harriet,
Pas un souffle de vent, l'eau est muette et laisse voir ses profondeurs.
Un arrêt sur image et sur la ville.
Jolies et douces couleurs.
cornejo (43573) 2013-11-26 9:20
Hello Harriet, interesting view of this place with nice reflections and interesting light, very well captured with a great POV with very good and nice photo. A nice picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
rbassin (23209) 2013-11-26 9:35
une superbe photo à la nuit tombante,
les teintes sont très belles.
Très bonne qualité des reflets.
holmertz (54363) 2013-11-26 11:10
You have captured a very pleasant blue hour light and atmosphere. The Speicher building rises above the rest of the mostly modest size buildings, which gives us the pleasure of watching an equally large and fine reflection in the very calm water. As with a considerable part of your photos the view is dominated by small boats. I don't mind. They're always nice to watch.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-11-26 23:53
interesting Harbour, i like the beautiful warehouse and its reflections on the water.
nice the athmosphere. good sharpness.
saxo042 (37900) 2013-11-27 2:08
The harbour here is full of boats but there is yet a very peaceful mood over the picture. The water surface is very calm and provides a very good mirror for the buildings, especially the Speicher house, which is well placed in the picture.
pajaran (61932) 2013-11-27 9:24
Interesantan tekst o turistickom mestu, sa lepim opisom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano pristaniste sa camcima i arhitektura u pozadini.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i lep noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the tourist spot, with a nice description ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely demonstrated harbor with boats and architecture in the background.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place and the moment.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Royaldevon (39792) 2013-11-27 11:39
Like in so many old towns, slumps in traditional industry have lead to new, previously unimagined diversification.
This does look like a sleepy harbour where yachts have moored safely for the night. You have captured their details and their fine reflections, with exemplary sharpness.
My warm regards,
thebest (4276) 2013-11-27 16:40
What a beautiful destination for a Summer Resort I have never visited this region of the World & it is on our next ' big ' trip in 2015 - depending on how the savings go!!! ha! ha!
I of course really love your harbour shots & this latest presentation is really lovely - I enjoy reading your notes & like the translation of the town name.
I also like the reflections of the hotel & buildings along the waters edge.
The colours & clarity are wonderful.
Nice to hear from you...
Hope you are well & life is good?
abmdsudi (55208) 2013-11-28 3:45
Beautiful shot of the small harbour when the ambient light levels have just dropped down enough to allow the background lights to show up effectively. The
crystal clear still water and the boats make for some lovely foreground interest and leads into the whole image, but love the cool blueish tones which suits the atmosphere really well with the backdrop providing a warm contrast. Wonderful low light shot and great timing on your part, Congrats.
ebingul (1984) 2013-11-28 5:09
I like this capture at dusk very much.Excellent composition and light management with beautiful reflections and colours.Very well done and best regards.
ikeharel (72971) 2013-11-28 6:22
Fine POV over the marina, with the old warehouse notable and prominently over picture.
Reflection was fabulousely collected, as lights were already on, while last sunrays still prevailed.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-11-28 22:35
Great shot of the harbor area with nice colors and sharpness.Excellent presentation.Very well done.
jhm (154602) 2013-11-29 5:19
Very quiet image about the marina, very nice see we the reflections in water, with the building and boats .
Excellent depth and perspective picture.
Colour and sharpness be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (145731) 2013-11-29 6:03
Ciao Harriet, great view of lovely harbour, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
williewhistler (16398) 2013-11-29 7:18
what a delightful harbour view,it is very well composed with the boats leading nicely into the evening scene where the twinkling lights add much charm and real interest.
The reflections in the still waters are simply stunning and with all the boats wrapped up ready for winter it has a lovely tranquil atmosphere.
Kind regards Les.
ourania (47166) 2013-11-29 9:36
an impressively clear and very detailed and interesting view of this charming harbour at dusk. I love the fading brightness but excellent definition of the colours. The lights are agreeably warm and attracive but not too powerful yet. The rendering of depth and textures is amazing, every detail seems tangible. The smooth, mirror-like surface of the water is mesmerizing and clear enough for us to see beyond. I feel that I really know this place now. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
wolf38 (31296) 2013-11-30 0:51
Hallo Harriet. Ein weiteres Foto mit Deiner typischen Handschrift. Die ruhige Szene und die erleuchteten Fenster im Hintergrund ergänzen sich sehr schön. Ebenso mag ich die gute technische Qualität und den informativen Text.
Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
Buin (42466) 2013-11-30 6:08
Tja, da geht's im Sommer doch geschäftiger zu ... alles ist gu vertäut, alles ist gut eingepackt und auch die Boote scheinen einen Winterschlaf zu machen. Die nahezu perfekte Spiegelung hier "hat was" und die ersten beleuchteten Fenster im Hintergrund lassen so etwas wie Gemütlichkeit aufkommen. Ein stimmungsvolles Foto!
Übrigens - wieder ein Klasse-Kommentar!
Herzliche Wochenend-Grüße aus dem nass-kalt-neblig-grauen Westfalen! November vom Allerfeinsten!
delpeoples (58618) 2013-12-03 3:14
Hallo dear Harriet
You captured this beautiful photo at the perfect time, at that early Blue Hour. The powddery blue tones are delightful and so tranquil. I like the limpid water too, where we can see the seaweed in the foreground. The background lights are well exposed and the image is lovely and sharp. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-03 13:20
nelle tue foto c'è sempre la presenza dell'acqua con i suoi colori delicati, i suoi riflessi e le sue particolari atmosfere.
In questa c'è meno natura, e, al contrario un avvicinamento al progresso e alla modernità, ma non per questo è meno bella dele altre.
Ottima luci e piacevoli riflessi rendono il soggetto assai interessante insieme alla luce del tramonto che si avvicina all'ora blu con tutte le magie che si porta appresso.
Ciao e buona notte
Cricri (120609) 2013-12-06 10:20
Belle vue sur le port et la ville, de jolis reflets dans une douce lumière de fin de journée et a heure bleu, belle réalisation
danos (99309) 2013-12-08 9:33
very nice the view as the presentation of this section of Eckernfoerde harbor at dusk with the calmness and the tranquility to the main characteristics of the scene.I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the place.
Angshu (56758) 2013-12-22 22:10
The water is so still that it can be mistaken for a mirror. The late hour shot looks nice with the boats parked with the single multistorey building sticking out beside the other warehouse buildings. Nice work!
PS : In case if we do not interact within this week, I wish you and all your loved ones a very merry Christmas
jemaflor (98793) 2014-01-06 10:40
Nice composition with this perfect watermirror, good sharpness, well made.