Another view of the lake from my last post.
Schleswig-Holstein as a whole includes three major types of natural landscape which succeed each other from west to east. The hill country along the Baltic coast in the east was formed by the glaciers that covered Schleswig-Holstein during the last European Ice Age (the Weichselian glaciation). The ice left behind a diverse young moraine landscape and 300 lakes which are home to very many animal and plant species. Endangered species such as the sea eagle have now re-established themselves here.
The lake Wittensee (1043 ha) is situated directly in the heart of Schleswig Holstein between the towns Rendsburg, Eckernförde, Kiel and Schleswig and geographers love this lake because by its perfect shape of a glacier the history of its origin can be demonstrated without any further explanations!
The name of the boat (Dabber) is interesting too. It was chosen by the builders (Honnor Marine), who formerly built Drascombe Boats in Totnes, Devon. The boat can be beached without shipping the rudder. The name could have been chosen because it was alliteration. Another theory was that it has something to do with the way ducks feed.
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Buin (42118) 2008-08-12 3:30
Mehr Ruhe und Stille kann man in einem Foto nicht "unterbringen". Einfach - und einfach wunderschön ...
Grüße aus einem sehr nassen Westfalen!
npecanhuk (56350) 2008-08-12 3:32
It's a simple, but beautiful and peaceful view!
Natural colors, great sharpness and composition!
TFS - Congratulations!
dorte_s_t (2287) 2008-08-12 3:41
This is a photo which radiates peace and tranquility . One can look at this landscape for hours and rewind !
Your composition is great . I like everything about it . The stones in the water add a nice break in the calm silvery water !
Your note is highly informative and interesting !
bema (26179) 2008-08-12 3:43
eine schöne Aufnahme, die Ruhe und Gelassenheit ausstrahlt, exzellenter Bildaufbau und sehr schöne sommerliche Stimmung (Farben)..
liebe Grüße Bernd
gildasjan (39558) 2008-08-12 4:04
le calme plat avec ce morceau de verdure et ce bateau sur une eau bien au repos.J'aurais cadré plus à gauche pour avoir le bateau plus à droite.
dareco (17134) 2008-08-12 4:11
A beautiful and peaceful scene. I like the contrasting colors. Very nice composition. TFS and have a happy day!
macondo (18461) 2008-08-12 7:00
A very pleasing, 'minimalist' picture, beautifully conveying space and silence. The colour is nicely saturated, with the green grasses looking quite natural. Each of the objects in the water looks to have its own place in the scheme of things, with that still water giving the scene a kind of permanence. The few scattered clouds lend a summery atmosphere, heralding more fine weather.
If I were to suggest something - perhaps the top of the photo could be cropped a little bit to make it a little broader and raise the horizon in the frame. But it looks very pleasing as it is, a summer idyll near the Baltic. I went to that area on only one day in my whole life, and sadly I can barely remember it. But it was 25 years ago, so I forgive myself.
holmertz (31208) 2008-08-12 7:44
Very fine, calm water with the boat casting beautiful reflections on the surface. Several elements contribute to the composition, such as the seaweed making a dark area on the bottom, a few rocks, the green reeds.
Waylim (23310) 2008-08-12 11:37
This is such a wonderful image of simple and beautiful composition. This is charming and peaceful place it seems full of natural beauty. The colors and light well managed. Great clariy and sharpness. Thanks for this refreshing image.
leo61 (0) 2008-08-12 11:41
Das sieht so Friedlich aus,wunderschön!Du hast das Bootin Deiner Kompo perfekt platziert und die Boje und die Drei Steine zur Linken machen die Komposition perfect.Ein wenig mehr Schärfe würde nicht schaden aber es gefällt mir auch so,besonders der Kontrast zwischen Grün und Blau.
Jeppe (18654) 2008-08-12 11:47
A fine and simple composition of colours and shapes - seems to be a fine place to spent a quiert day
gracious (20025) 2008-08-12 12:01
My dearest friend from Germany,
I thank you for such a beautiful image with so much calm and peaceful atmosphere also a perfect scenery from the Lake!
perfect pov with great perspective and depth, wonderful colour and details
a very pleasant and pleasing sharing
take care and sincere regards to you
jurek1951 (37040) 2008-08-12 19:55
This picture is a masterpiece,very nice scenery.
great composiiton and nice sharpness, beautiful reflections,
gunbud (34066) 2008-08-12 19:57
Lovely simple image of the little sail boat making a soothing reflection in the calm water of the quiet bay.
The lush green lake grass makes a striking contrasting reflection in the blue water.
feather (51128) 2008-08-13 3:49
From the approaching storm of your previous post to the peace and tranquility of this one. Two moods of the same lake. There is a nice balance with the reeds and rocks in the water on the left and the little boat and its reflection on the right. Well done
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2008-08-13 4:03
A beautiful photo, peaceful and serene. It features some nice colors, it`s well composed with the fine proportions between the sea and the sky, has a fine subject, and some good details.
pablominto (53744) 2008-08-13 6:04
The three rocks are eye-catchers, good light and fine summer colours..
The image has a fine atmosphere, peaceful and laid-back, just like what we want summer vacation to be!
alftrek (3270) 2008-08-13 8:11
I am one who always appreciate a simple composition such as this. While appears simple, there is quite a lot to see in this shot. I was thinking about suggesting to crop out the Fg to bring the boat and the grass down to 1/3 level, but then I changed my mind as that would lost the colour and relection of the lone mast in the water. I think all you need is a little more contrast and saturation to this well executed photo.
saxo042 (33856) 2008-08-13 10:00
A perfect summer photo, you can almost feel the warm air and the calm atmosphere in this capture. Excellent composition, a real painting!
Greetings from Gothenburg
Royaldevon (21367) 2008-08-14 0:24
Very simple in its subject but very well conceived for its atmosphere. Each of the images appears to have been perfectly placed within the frame for maximum effect.
The colour tones keep a continuity which is gently divided bu the distant tree line.
A slight crop from the sky would lift the tree line for improved composition and elevate the boat mast. (This is just a little personal advice and in no way denagrates the quality of the shot, my friend.)
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-08-14 3:17
Very simple composition, looks peaceful and calm with strong reflections and excellent tonal colours. The small and slight ripples in the fg are lovely.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-08-14 3:18
Simple but nice and well framed, the resulting impression from this image is very quiet and peaceful, the kind of image to look at before going to bed !
Have a nice day JY
asajernigan (19669) 2008-08-14 4:02
This is a nicely composed shot with the boat placed off center balanced by the reeds opposite it. The darks areas of the water creating nice contrast and good points of interest. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
Bluejeans (64243) 2008-08-14 5:41
Que belo reflexo obtido nestas agua calmas e limpas , as cores ficaram bem suaves , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
scroller (3407) 2008-08-14 8:30
Its a pleasant composition, it looks very peaceful and calm. Also a good balance in the photo.
Cretense (68671) 2008-08-14 11:44
Beautiful photo with few elements and simple but wonderful composition that transmits a feeling of tranquility, peace and quietness! Great light managment! Congratulations!
gilou530 (34) 2008-08-14 13:32
une image minimaliste mais qui fonctionne bien, bien cadré et nette, une ambiance de calme et de tranquilité dans ce cadrage
capthaddock (28790) 2008-08-14 16:44
Wonderful clarity, maybe a duck swimming in the lower left quadrant would breathe life, but it's vertheless a striking still serene moment under a fine light.
papagolf21 (79512) 2008-08-15 1:24
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
Un peintre n'aurait pas renié cette composition. J'imagine un peintre posant son chevalet et esquissant à grands traits le sujet sur la toile.
Très belle lumière douce et sereine.
Une image reposante et très joliment réalisée.
xuaxo (6830) 2008-08-15 3:49
Very peaceful view, with a nice "touch" of green.
Grüße aus Portugal,
Gerrit (43763) 2008-08-15 10:18
beautiful quiet composition of this beautiful lake in great colors.
jmdias (48303) 2008-08-15 18:34
a image very minimalist, the boat and the green strip at side of the water are very nice like a subject. Perfect framing
COSTANTINO (44073) 2008-08-16 9:43
Nice peaceful view of this nature-scene,
well composed,well done and wel seen..
Grea sharpness,nice lightess bravo to you
because day after ay you present a great
thanks for sharing
danyy (0) 2008-08-17 22:51
une photo très calme, j'aime l'appaisement qu'elle procure.
Un cadrage 50/50 qui convient bien.
Glint (5907) 2008-08-18 9:55
a pleasant composition and tranquil scene. I was interested to read your notes about the origin of the name babber and am reminded of a children's verse:
Up along the backwater,
in the rushes tall,
ducks are a dabbling....
Up tails all!
I think I have probably missed a line somewhere :D
dumbo (4541) 2008-08-20 5:54
I like the beautiful and relaxing summer mood in this photo. The colors are warm and this composition is great.
Well done my friend!
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-09-13 12:33
this is an absolute dead ringer to a lake just north of Amsterdam (in the natural reservation known as 't Twiske)... Wonderful view, simple and extremely effective, splendid light management and definition! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend, I'll see you around.
foozi (7101) 2008-09-22 23:56
a classical approach towards landscape. lovely composition of the water and lining rocks. the boat the wooden post and the sky make a very good combination.
Excellent display of skills in photographing landscape. Lovely.
Angshu (52888) 2008-09-25 22:45
A very nice serene scene with the boat & it's reflection in the tranquil waters balanced very well with the green grass bank . The water is clear as seen in the FG. Very nice & a very informative note as well!
maloutim (9461) 2008-11-02 7:44
I love the calm that comes out of this photo! Nothing like a quiet boat on a water-surface which looks like a mirror, by a marshland covered in reads.
ls7902 (7310) 2008-11-06 19:54
A really wonderful, peaceful, and harmonious atmosphere. The blue tones are great. The green reeds, reflection, and shadows in the forefround give a subtle contrast to the whole scene. I like this one a lot. Thanks. Regards. Latiff.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-11-29 8:06
Hi Harriet, simle image and relaxing view
Michau (261) 2009-02-10 12:41
Hi, I like the strict, 'not crowded' by many elements landscapes, and this photo is what I exactly like. Calm colours with the prevailing blue tones. Quiet atmosphere. Very similar to many lakes in Poland, TFS, Michal.
JCG (35129) 2009-07-20 10:40
Very pretty moment of calm put in photograph here. A good framing with these small rocks on the left which balance the image. The ballade in boat on this lake must be quite pleasant. As I appreciate this landscape, I am allowed a WS, I hope that you will like.
With all my friendships of Versailles and a very good evening,
hardyuno (4646) 2009-08-28 8:19
schon bevor ich Franks Kommentar las dachte ich , dieses Bild strahlt eine herrliche Ruhe aus. Solche Stimmungen findest du nur an Meer, See oder in den Bergen. Ein klasse Bild. TFS
Robert1969 (6650) 2011-08-31 23:35
I like the open space in this picture, because
that makes the picture nice calmness (like
The point of view, the composition and
light are great, also the sharpness....
MJR (3340) 2011-09-29 14:42
I spend a lot less time on TE lately, not posting or watching.. My boys seem to take ALL my energy !
But this old one form your past is a gem. A beautifully seen image, nearly simple enough to have been ignored by most,( certainly by me ! ) but you have imbued it with great calm and dignity, engendered by lovely composition and colurs. A good job indeed !