The Eider is the longest river of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. The river starts near Neumünster and reaches the southwestern outskirts of Kiel on the shores of the Baltic Sea, but flows to the west, ending in the North Sea.
In the early Middle Ages the Eider was a shipping route between the Baltic Sea and the British Isles. Consequently, the middle part of the Eider was appropriated for use as part of the Kiel Canal.
The river offers a romantic tour through the lowlands in the middle of the flat, North German landscape. Taking a trip on Schleswig-Holstein’s most important waterway is to journey back in time. Therefore the tourism industry in Schleswig-Holstein is trying to diversify tourist attractions, promoting all kinds of recreational traffic on the water. Ecological travel by canoe or kayak along the Eider river is promoted as well. Policy makers and tourism agencies also emphasize the cultural and historical roots of the region.
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Bluejeans (64247) 2012-09-11 5:33
Ola Harriet ,
Bom momento com este barco a cortar a agua deste rio , gosto do efeito das ondas a quebrarem o reflexo perfeito do céu , boa profundidade de foto com o rio a levar o nosso olhar para o horizonte , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
cornejo (28635) 2012-09-11 5:40
Hello Harriet, very good photo of this interesting and charming river for walking and fishing. Very good framing, sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Sounds like a nice job and very well done, so I give my congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
macondo (18551) 2012-09-11 6:01
A very appealing photo made especially pleasing by the motion of the red launch and its wake on the beautifully reflective surface of the Eider. You've captured an idyllic scene under the Summer sky. The viewpoint achieves a good sense of depth, and the boat adds a sense of moving into the scene. Nice work and as usual an informative note.
saxo042 (36920) 2012-09-11 6:26
A very beautiful and peaceful mood here! Perhaps the motorboat produced noise in "reality" but here it is very quiet. The red colour definitely enhances the picture. This eye-catcher is also perfectly positioned in your composition. A very pleasant summer view!
cargus (8028) 2012-09-11 6:35
Bonne image, réflexions exelente dans l'eau, la nature merveilleuse. Bonne combinaison de contraste, lumière, couleur.
ourania (27344) 2012-09-11 7:29
this is a wonderful photo showing a beautiful place, its delightful atmosphere and one of the ways people can enjoy it. Depth, lighting, clarity and rendering of the lovely natural colours are superb. All the textures and colours are very well defined and pleasing. I love the way the red boat has just entered the frame, catching our attention and interest and offering great perspective. The reflections and their dark colours are fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
dta (63564) 2012-09-11 7:38
Hello HArriet ,
An extremly well composed picture . With the red boat at the strong point . It adds some movment , too , to this so calm and seraine landscape .
papagolf21 (83534) 2012-09-11 8:12
Bonjour, chère amie Harriet,
Une balade en bateau doit être fort agréable pour découvrir les environnements des berges.
Nous avons vraiment l'impression d'être sur place.
Une bien jolie mise en image.
marcan44 (6223) 2012-09-11 9:20
l'ho già detto in altre occasioni, le tue foto sui fiumi navigabili della Germania mettono veramente il desiderio di fare un viaggio attraverso questi fiumi per apprezzare la quiete della campagna rigogliosa.
Credo sia un viaggio che rigeneri lo spirito e un modo diverso di viaggiare.
Superba immagine, complimenti.
T F S !
bayno (18342) 2012-09-11 9:22
you seem to have a natural ability to find nice places relaxing, very beautiful colors and light, I like the groove of the boat, even pleasant reflections...excellent quality...
Gerrit (44919) 2012-09-11 13:18
wonderful relaxed atmosphere and a great summer landscape.
rbassin (16500) 2012-09-11 13:22
Une très belle rivière, entourrée de verdure très agréable et créant un reflet de toute beauté.
Le bateau rouge est accrocheur.
ikeharel (53183) 2012-09-12 0:45
Good morning Harriet,
Excelent depth on the river-scenery, with abundence of green around.
The red boat in good contrast, cruising upstream on calm water's.
Lovely shot on nature and people who enjoy it's beauty.
Royaldevon (26883) 2012-09-12 2:52
Good Morning Harriet,
So much interesting information to accompany your idyllic shot of th canal.Your viewpoint allows us to share the view of the boaters, except we get the extra sense of movement frm the wake of the boat. The scenery and the reflections are particularly pleasing. You have achieved a fine sense of depth and total relaxation on this fine, sunny day.
Have a relaxing day yourself,
pajaran (49053) 2012-09-12 5:00
Lep pogled na crveni camac i reku.
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepa priroda i trenutak.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Schöne Aussicht auf den Fluss und die rote Boot.
Gute Schärfe, Kontrast und Perspektive, schöne Farben.
Gute Inhalte und Zusammensetzung, schöne Natur und Timing.
Nice place to Ruhe und Angeln.
Haben Sie einen schönen und erfolgreichen Tag, alles Gute.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-09-12 8:20
What a beautiful peaceful image. The composition is really superbe.Le boat bright color and its wake great on reflection. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
notrap (5590) 2012-09-12 9:10
....wenn das kein Talent zum fotografieren ist, dann weiß ich´s auch nicht: das Boot sitzt genau am richtigen Fleck, und rot ist es auch noch. Auch wenn Du die Farbe des Bootes nicht aussuchen konntest, immerhin hat Du die Gelegenheit gesehen und genützt.
Grüße aus Niedersachsen
Nicou (117398) 2012-09-12 9:21
Quelle compo et iamge sueprbe captage, la barque rouge qui avance sur l'eau fantastique et la vue au loin de chaque côté de la végétation luxuriante, sueprbe avec les refelt, un ensemble parfait.
Bravo et amitié
fds (7420) 2012-09-12 9:22
dear friend this is a very beautiful place all of the peace with the river between the green
very nice colors and impressive sky
Sonata11 (33179) 2012-09-12 10:21
very beautiful composition and great framework. Fantastic executed photo of nature with beautiful reflection. Colors, sharpness, clarity, pov and dof are magnificent. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
williewhistler (12763) 2012-09-12 11:42
the wake created by the little red boat adds a nice touch of movement to a very serene scene,the composition with excellent use of the verticals is very pleasing,a very well timed capture.
Kind regards Les.
tyro (18958) 2012-09-12 13:52
What a peaceful bucolic scene! What a beautiful place to be!
The beautiful blue sky with its puffy clouds reflected in the calm water of the river with gorgeous green fields and trees on either side - and the solitary fellow in his little bright red boat chugging upriver leaving a lovely wake behind him.
You have composed the picture very well, the angle of the wake of the boat leading the viewer first to the boat and then to the distant view. Lovely true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
baddori (19157) 2012-09-12 22:53
The plasticity of the image, and the effect of waves and boat wake.
A great effect enchanted and enchanting.
jhm (135908) 2012-09-13 4:56
I am always a very big fan of canal pictures.
Lovely taken out of these angle, you create depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, lovely colors.
Nice light management, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
holmertz (37793) 2012-09-13 5:27
The eye-catching red boat makes its way along the quiet river, just about to shatter the reflections of the clouds. The area may be flat, but you have hidden it well with the trees on both sides, so the impression we get is mainly that of a beautifully green and pleasant scenery. This is a very enjoyable photo reminding us of a summer already gone. In Scandinavia we hardly even saw it.
Buin (42260) 2012-09-15 2:54
Das ist mit Sicherheit eines Deiner schönsten Fotos. Hier stimmt aber einfach auch alles - und sogar der Ortsname ist knuffig ;-) Dieses rote Boot kam genau richtig. Eine wahre Augenweide!
Grüße aus dem nasskalten Westfalen! Brrr! ... und allen Nordlichtern ein schönes Wochenende!
COSTANTINO (52002) 2012-09-15 6:05
the biggest part of your gallery has a great number
of shots dedicated to the Nature,welldone and wellseen
this one is simple but nice with the red boat as
a strong contrast between greenery and cloudy sky
your useful notes explain that Eider is the longest
river of the German state
have a nice weekend
francio64 (38264) 2012-09-15 8:42
adoro questi luoghi naturalistici.
Il riflesso del cielo con la grande nuvola bianca sull'acqua del fiume, arricchisce la composizione.
L'immagine è ben movimentata dal passaggio della barca in FG.
ines8 (6090) 2012-09-16 2:51
Wonderful picture, a delightful atmosphere, so quiet, and peaceful and all these splendid details of nature! Marvelous composition,really charming.
abmdsudi (40332) 2012-09-16 3:58
A cheery and colorful river scene with nice natural framing by the banks with a stunning boat leads the eyes through. The light and vivid colors are so subtle to boost the visual effect with some wonderful water ripples, deep shade s and blue sky. A peaceful shot indeed and nicely executed. Congrats, TFS.
Silvio1953 (117063) 2012-09-16 6:08
Ciao Harriet, great view of lovely river, fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
mvdisco (17670) 2012-09-16 20:35
Very nice point of view of the Eider river of the German State of Schleswing-Holstein,
Excellent landscape and perpective,
beautiful reflections on water and clouds formation,
danos (83641) 2012-09-18 0:28
charmy and tranquil this section of the Eider river with the lonely red boat to contrast perfect with the other colours of the image.I like the beauty of the place with the greenery to makes the image even more effective.
Have a good day,danos
wolf38 (30606) 2012-09-18 10:14
Hallo Harriet. Dieses Photomotiv zeigt ganz klar Deine Handschrift.Wasser, Land und Himmel ergänzen sich perfekt und harmonisch. Das besondere I-Punkt ist das rote Boot. Es gibt dem Bild Spannung und Ausdruck.
Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
Glint (6163) 2012-09-18 10:49
this is a pleasant scene very well composed. The touch of red is a perfect foil to the greens and blues. The wake of the boat adds extra interest as the movement of water gives an extra dynamism.
About your note: does the eider duck (from which eider down was taken to make a bed quilt we used to call an 'eiderdown')originate on the river?.
Cricri (101941) 2012-09-18 11:46
Une jolie prise du bateau rouge avec l'effet des vagues, la profondeur et les reflets du ciel, très belle réalisation
SWEETFREEDOM (21776) 2012-09-20 3:23
very romantic p.o.v. i like it. the red boat contrast very well with the rest of the picture.
Waylim (25162) 2012-09-20 17:28
Beautiful summer time image. I love hte peaceful setting of rural landscape with lot of green, the river is beautiful and refreshing with nice reflection I like the way the boat driving in and the pattern it left behind, like silk fabric blown by the wind.
Angshu (54921) 2012-09-21 2:55
The lead-in is well created with the wake of water left by the boat, which disturbs an otherwise tranquil water with fine reflections. Nice contrast with the green grass & foliage on both the sides, Very nice!
delpeoples (52737) 2012-09-21 6:39
Hello dear Harriet
Another idyllic water scene. The soft ripples made by the boat are my favourite element in the photo, but the reflections and the perspective of the wide angle and landscape format are also beautiful. Lovely shot, again one which evokes tranquillity and a real appreciation of nature.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful Friday
ciakgiak (30407) 2012-09-24 1:09
Alla bellezza ed alla naturalezza del paesaggio fluviale si aggiunge il bel colpo d'occhio dato dal passaggio dello scafo rosso che focalizza l'attenzione dello spettatore.
Bella e nitida a scia che lascia sulla superficie dell'acqua coi suoi bei riflessi.
Ottima la luce, molto naturali i colori, eccellente la qualità.
Un caro saluto
mauro61 (52623) 2012-09-24 1:32
mi piace molto questo quadro che ci presenti con il fiume sul quale si specchia il cielo.
Buona la resa naturale di colori con l'inserimento colorato dell'imbarcazione in FG,
nikkitta (13556) 2012-09-28 5:48
Charming rural landscape only altered by the red boat crossing the quiet waters and disturbing them, the rest is almost a mirror where the sky is nicely reflected
well done with a very good POV
Have a great week end and take more lovely photos
From near the End of the Worl
kordinator (14831) 2012-10-11 0:31
Very good informative text on the history of the river and its importance for tourism in the region.
Very nice and peacefull place.
Nicely positioned the boat that sails along the river and provides dynamic image.
Fine details,lovely colors.
Very nice composition.
Didi (55145) 2012-10-21 9:24
The boat wake gives an interesting composed foreground.
Very nice lights ambiance.
jmdias (52918) 2012-11-11 5:17
I liked the beautiful effect of the calm waters being cut by the red boat, the different textures and the sense of movement are very beautiful. excellent job.
Vasa (16742) 2013-01-03 15:12
This shot must get 100 smiles. It is my modest contribution. It is rare photo in your gallery, dear Harriet, with a human presence. Perfect moment for excellent composition. Bravo friend.