The photo shows the Old Eider Canal at Kluvensiek near Rendsburg, the predecessor of the Kiel Canal. The canal opened in 1784 and formed the first connection between Baltic and North Sea. 3000 workers laboured for ten years under the most adverse conditions – not only did they have to battle boggy and rocky soil and high ground water levels, but also the “Bog-Fever” that killed about half of them.
In October 1784 the canal ship “Rendsburg” and a mail boat left Kiel on the first journey on the canal, each pulled along by four horses. The vessels had sails as well, but on this first journey the head winds were so strong that the ropes broke repeatedly and the ships hit the banks several times. Despite this they reached Rendsburg after two days.
As shipbuilders kept increasing the speed and the size of their vessels, the Old Eider Canal could not accommodate them any longer. In addition the Kaiser (Emperor Wilhelm II) demanded a route between the seas suitable for his navy. So in June 1895 the world’s largest deep-construction project – the Kiel Canal – was inaugurated with pomp and circumstance.
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claudeD (30141) 2014-05-27 8:22
sehr gelungene Aufnahme mit diesen Booten am Wasser die sich schön spiegeln. Sehr gute Farben und Bildschärfe.Gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut.
Mit den besten Grüssen aus Luxemburg
Nicou (115336) 2014-05-27 8:35
quel reflets et iamge sueprbe vue et iamge avec ces barques les beaux roseaux quelle iamge et compo sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (78789) 2014-05-27 8:37
A very calm and pleasant scene beautifully collected. I like the point of view and the long deep perspective. The tall symmetrical tree makes a fine focal point. The image is agreeably lit and pleasing natural tones and excellent sharpness.
lousat (71435) 2014-05-27 8:47
Hi Harriet,it seems to be along my Naviglio river,with the typical long water road and these beautiful reflections,great capture made with the best quality as usual,very nice the yellow field on the right to break the cold colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (51495) 2014-05-27 9:02
Boats anchored in "parking" mode, Harriet, to the length on the bank.
DOF superbly collected, the tall tree prominently above, and fine view till far side field on yellow.
Calm water surface, convey nice ambiance.
fanni (14377) 2014-05-27 9:10
it seems (at least, to me) that the photo consists of 3 triangles, which makes it a bit unusual.. but so very nice! it feels like a cosy, quiet atmosphere for a little relaxing time :) I love the reflection of the tree in the water!:)
ktanska (23922) 2014-05-27 10:29
This looks very peaceful place, almost abandoned. I bet those boats are not used very often! Lovely weather and spring colours. Reflections are nice on almost still water.
cornejo (27465) 2014-05-27 10:38
Hello Harriet, lovely view of this beautiful canal, with great depth of field, very well composed and captured in this beautiful picture. An interesting image of a nice place, good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
cargus (8018) 2014-05-27 11:21
Beautiful landscape, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
jemaflor (80000) 2014-05-27 11:46
pleasant view with a nice landscape and light capture, good effect with the perspective.
mirosu (12288) 2014-05-27 19:27
I was travelling over the world through many countries but never made it to your beautiful countryside. This photo is beautiful, excellent arrangement with the large tree and small boats on quiet water. The light and colors are very good, the reflections beautiful. I like it very much, a good reason to visit northern Germany.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-05-28 5:54
Einfach eine Top Landschaftsaufnahme gefällt mir sehr!
Ja,das Licht ist echt Klasse.
Auch die Klarheit und Brillianz dieser Aufnahme beeindruckt mich.
pajaran (47848) 2014-05-28 6:38
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o kanalu sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan kanal sa camci i velikim drvetom.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa refleksom na vodi, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the channel with a history and description, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well shown canal with boats and a large tree.
Good work and composition, well captured moment with reflex on the water, beautiful colors.
Nice place for relaxation and fishing.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Didi (54667) 2014-05-28 9:10
Similar view in my area
Very nice lateral perspective good frame quality
gildasjan (40738) 2014-05-28 9:40
Une image bien cadrée avec cette diagonale de la rive de ce canal.L'arbre à l'arrière plan habille bien cette composition.
saxo042 (36712) 2014-05-28 11:16
All your pictures show a very peaceful mood and this one is no exception. This particular day "Constitution Day" in Norway was just as sunny and pleasant as it was in Oslo but not so many people around. The yellow rape fields are visible far away and all colours are very attractive.
SnapRJW (28909) 2014-05-28 12:11
Hello Harriet - At the risk of sounding naive ... is this where eider ducks and eider down comes from? It is a pleasant thought snuggling under a down duvet and thinking of this idyllic country location! Sweet dreams I think.
As always your delicate landscape work is a treat to see. This is softly subtle with the water giving the shot a tranquillity to match the sweet dreams.
Silvio1953 (115145) 2014-05-28 14:31
Ciao Harriet, nice scene, peaceful atmosphere, fascimating reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciso Silvio
abmdsudi (38862) 2014-05-28 20:06
What a beautiful scene by the river providing an impression of tranquility, such a relaxing image with nice reflection to look at and a place to chill out!!
Fantastic composition and colour. it's a well balanced image full of real interest, Impressive capture, TFS
Royaldevon (25898) 2014-05-29 2:11
A well chosen viewpoint has created a lovely angled view, following the rule of thirds. The repeating boats provide a fine sense of perspective, whilst there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the bucolic setting, all around.
The reflected tree is an attractive detail.
My warm regards,
Cricri (100367) 2014-05-29 3:06
Un endroit paisible joliment bien présenter, bonne profondeur du canal, l'aperçu des cabanes avec les petits pontons et a côté les barques, j'aime la lumière et les couleurs, très jolie composition
jhm (134498) 2014-05-29 5:18
A lot small boats lie ready for departure, but wait when the fisherman coming, maybe in the evening.
You chose an excellent angle this gives depth and perspective with the small boats along the edge between the reed.
You show us a wonderful picture with excellent colours and sharpness.
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Buin (42256) 2014-05-30 23:20
Das ist wieder ein Augenschmaus! Diese starke Diagonale "hat was". Wieder gefällt mir hier, wie die Stille und "Abeschiedenheit" zum Ausdruck kommt - und das gelbe Rapsfeld im Hintergrund ist ein zusätzliches Sahnehäubchen. Auf einem der Stege in den Tag hineinzuträumen oder sich zu sonnen muss einfach toll sein.
Danke für die interessante Kartenansicht!
Wie üblich, ein Klasse Kommentar!
Ein schönes Wochenende aus dem heute sonnigen Südwestfalen!
delpeoples (52301) 2014-05-31 1:19
Hallo dear Harriet
Another beautiful water scene. I love the dominant blues and the hint of yellow canola in the field on the right. The trees create such excellent perspective and guide the eye along the waterway further into the photo
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend
batalay (34575) 2014-05-31 2:24
Hello dear Harriet,
Your informative and engaging note gives another dimension to the beautiful photograph, virtually an early 19th century painting. Moreover, having been through the canal more than once, I can understand its functionality as well as its beauty... and that is exactly the experience one feels sailing through. I had to go back to my post, Transiting the Kiel Canal to be reminded of those qualities.
Warm regards, Harriet, have a good weekend,
fds (7240) 2014-06-04 11:55
dear friend kielia very beautiful image with fantastic silent canal and little boat and behind the raps filds
i licke very much this place with great peace dear my friend
SWEETFREEDOM (21544) 2014-06-07 0:42
lovely all these little boats near the canal shores, good colors and details.
dip (23512) 2014-06-07 11:56
eine idyllische Landschaft!
Es ist schockierend wenn man denkt wie viele Arbeiter starben während der Bauphase...
Dein Foto ist wirklich sehr schön!!!
dale54 (6249) 2014-06-08 10:59
hello harriet..what a lovely,peaceful scene..could look at it all day!superb scene and color! dale
ourania (25532) 2014-06-09 8:57
this is a very lovely photo with an intriguing title. Your composition has a very fine balance and leads us smoothly along the quiet canal, giving us at the same time an attractive, detailed view of its bank and landscape. I like very much the role of the blue in your composition, how it surrounds and sets off the sharp, tranquil and mysterious shore. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
COSTANTINO (50693) 2014-06-10 22:07
I love shots of this kind
so peaceful and quiet atmosphere
changes everybody s mood the chosen
poin of view is quiet different
and the quality of the photo as
great sharpness and lightness
the high symmetrical trees
makes a nice focal point
have a nice day
danos (82673) 2014-06-11 7:25
well chosen the POV of this quite and charmy environment,with the anchored boats to create depth and perpsective in the scene.The reflections and the brilliant light of the day enhance even more the beaty of the place.Well done.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-06-11 18:14
Harriet, the canals offer often the same sense of tranquility as the ocean does and a relaxing feeling...just to take a walk along the canal and to see this scenery is enough to feel better after a long day!
eldancer1 (24761) 2014-06-22 7:23
This scene reminds me of the bayous in Louisiana. I expect and alligator to surface any minute now. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
nikkitta (12788) 2014-06-23 13:50
A calm and quiet scene well composed in diagonal with boats traversing the capture, good placed tree and yellow field at the back
Enjoy learning about the Canal in your note
Well done, regards
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (22913)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-17
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 650D
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-27 8:12