Like a river, the Schlei winds its way from the Baltic coast to the town of Schleswig, 40 kilometres away. However it is not a river, but a coastal inlet. The water is not particularly deep. The Schlei and its shores are regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes in Schleswig-Holstein. A tiny fishing village called Holm (island) has remained almost unchanged during the centuries.
The Holm is a little world of its own. For hundreds of years the fishermen were the only people to be granted the privilege of fishing in the Schlei. Nowadays, however, most of the inhabitants of this idyllic settlement pursue the usual forms of employment. Only a few fishermen are left from the "good old times” when men worked the Schlei with their dragnets and rowboats for weeks at a time, while the women and children stayed at home hoping for a big catch. The Holm has been able to retain its identity through these last fishermen, their rituals and their tools.
By the way: Today marks the 4th anniversary of my TE membership. It has been a pleasure to contribute to this site.
Critiques | Translate
delpeoples (48568) 2012-04-29 3:06
Hello dear Hariett
What a tranquil scene we have here. The soft colours are so atmospheric and very romantic. Even the little duck swimming across the foreground is a wonderful bonus. A charming place and an excellent photo
SWEETFREEDOM (19900) 2012-04-29 3:23
interesting coastline and notes, i like the duck in fg and the red roof in bg.
Have a good sunday.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-04-29 3:25
The first impression is of a painting. The landscape is very beautiful. The point of view and framing are artfully chosen. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-04-29 3:52
This is such a peaceful view full of tranquility in the frame. The image reflects the chosen title really well. Fine angle with natural tone and I like the swimming mallard in the foreground.
Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday.
papagolf21 (79512) 2012-04-29 4:36
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
Un moment de beauté de la vie quotidienne. J'aime ce genre de composition, qui évoque sérénité et tranquillité.
Jolis reflets dans les eaux calmes. La présence de ce canard colvert est un atout supplémentaire.
williewhistler (9787) 2012-04-29 6:20
from the tranquil scene it would appear from the bare trees that spring has yet to arrive for you,a peaceful capture.
Kind regards Les.
holmertz (31208) 2012-04-29 8:31
This looks like a very quiet and idyllic spot and would make any amateur painter enthusiastic. The name Holm indicates strongly that Scandinavians have been here. The duck is of course a perfect addition to the foreground. Generally the light and colours are very agreeable.
pajaran (41591) 2012-04-29 8:58
Dobar tekst o ribarskom selu i ljudima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka sa plovkom, refleksima na vodi i perspektiva.
Dobra kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama.
Prijatno popodne i sve njabolje.
Guter Artikel über Fischerdorf und die Menschen ...
Guter Zeitpunkt der Aufnahme des Schwimmers, die Reflexe auf dem Wasser, und Perspektiven.
Gute Zusammensetzung und schöne Farb-Display.
Ein schöner Nachmittag und alles Gute Verschlüsselung.
ourania (18506) 2012-04-29 10:38
a lovely and elegant picture that looks like an old painting and it's only due to certain modern elements here and there that it is associated with the present. I like very much the composition and how the little inlet is embraced and sheltered. The duck paddling idly on the still water enhances the sense of tranquility. I love the mild lighting, the soft and the dark colours, the clear textures. The reflection of the cloudy sky is wonderful. Well done and thank you!
Congratulations on your anniversary, I wish you many many more! I enjoy very much viewing your pictures and reading your notes.
All the best, have a great week,
cornejo (22432) 2012-04-29 11:24
Hello Harriet, very good photo of this beautiful and quiet place, good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and beautiful work, congratulations friend of mine. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
Royaldevon (21367) 2012-04-29 11:29
Well, Harriet, I feel I should begin our interaction with 'Happy Birthday'. Thank you for sharing so many lovely shots over the four years! Time goes so quickly, it's hard to keep up.
I like how you have used the duck, to capture the f/g attention, with its strong positioning and its natural guide. The light and reflections on the water are most attractive and are a natural precursor to the banks and the half-hidden, red cottages. A lovely soft, April light, nicely captured.
My warm regards,
mauro61 (52545) 2012-04-29 12:09
bella presentazione del luogo con una buona inquadratura con l'anatra in FG.
Ben equilibrata l'immagine tra la riva e l'acqua con un bel cielo di fondo,
emka (64110) 2012-04-29 23:45
Hi Harriet, Like usual, fantastic quiet atmosphere. Nice view near the river. Marvelous soft colours, nice reflection, it must be fantastic place for relaxing.
Congratulations for your 4th TE-birthday!
jester5 (1785) 2012-04-30 3:39
Congrats on 4yrs membership Harriet and a lovely portfolio of photographs you have presented over that time.
This one is no exception,it could be one of the early dutch masterpieces. A lovely shot of a time gone by, very well presented, and what a lucky duck.Captured for posterity and a great lead in to the picture.
jhm (127883) 2012-04-30 4:59
Congratulations four year TE this is for a lot people a long time.
You shows us a very lovely rural picture with these river and nice reed to the edges.
I love the soft reflections in water.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (32471) 2012-04-30 6:35
Such a lovely setting, a scene that evokes the very special atmosphere. A delightful shot on a very calm and relaxing day with the view gets to concentrate on the amazing river and its surroundings while the eyecatching gliding duck on dark water standout so superbly as strong focal. Your compo is at its very best with such lovely gentle lighting, colors, water ripples and reflection which do convey a mood of peace and tranquility. Simply delightful rural riversape, My compliments :))
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-04-30 11:21
Ola Harriet ,
Uma bonita imagem com estes reflexos e este pato em primeiro plano , esta tua foto parece uma pintura pelas cores , gostei muito dos detalhes , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
fds (6307) 2012-05-01 5:31
dear friend congratulation for your 200 picture in te
very nice composition with the duck in the little corner of the water
wolf38 (29116) 2012-05-01 7:07
Hallo Harriet. Man erkennt die Handschrift dieses Photos. Die Stadt Schleswig wirkt ruhig und beschaulich. Ja, so sieht es im April aus. Jetzt dürfte dort alles ergrünt sein. Ein wichtiges Bildelement ist die Ente. Ohne sie würde etwas fehlen. Insgesamt sehr schön. Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
ciakgiak (30379) 2012-05-01 13:39
Ciao cara Harriet,
innanzitutto complimenti per i tuoi 4 anni su TE, la tua gentile presenza è un gran pregio per tutti noi che abbiamo la fortuna di poter ammirare le tue splendide immagini, come questo paesaggio ripreso con la consueta bravura, delicatezza e sensibilità. Un caro abbraccio.
Waylim (23310) 2012-05-01 18:01
Congratulations on your 4th year here. Thank you for your contributions and exchanged comments. It was not like it used to be but it is okay, I guess.
Beautiful photo, once again, very down to earth, a simple way of life out in the country side, at least it feel that way looking at the image. The duck swimming into the picture is a perfect touch and adds some charming qualities to the composition.
saxo042 (33856) 2012-05-02 3:46
A very pleasant and peaceful scene and the mallard provide the necessary life to the capture. I like the combination of colours here with the red brick roofs making an important contribution. An interesting note, "holm" or "holme" is a quite typical Scandinavian word and a part of many Swedish family names.
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-05-02 4:42
Beautiful composition and framing of marvellous tranquil scene. Beautiful captured this place with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity, beautiful reflection. Wonderful executed image with fantastic POV and DOF too. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done. Love it. Awesome photo job.
All the best,
mvdisco (17112) 2012-05-02 18:30
A beautiful landscape with a nice POV. DOF.
Excellent tone of colors and light,
Nice details and composition,
very well taken and done.
My compliments, Michel
trevormoffiet (1298) 2012-05-03 2:33
Nice composition and colours. Your notes provide good background information for this image.
Congratulations on your 4 years TE membership.
Buin (42118) 2012-05-03 3:04
Zunächst einmal herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 4-Jährigen! Zu TE möchte ich mich aus diesem Anlass nicht mehr weiter auslassen ... ;-)
Dein Foto ist auf jeden Fall wieder sehenswertz und der Begleittext ergänzt es toll. Der Holm ist wirklich ein ganz besonderes Fleckchen Erde - hier gehen die Uhren scheinbar noch etwas langsamer. Das hast Du schön eingefangen. Interessant, dass mir hierbei die Kappelner Heringszäune einfallen ...
Grüße aus dem wieder kühlen Südwestfalen - nach 30°C in der letzten Woche!
maria-v1981 (10416) 2012-05-05 3:24
An unsuall and very nie idea, beautiful perspective and wonderful reflections. The passind duck is a highlight.
Have a nice weekend,
paololg (31446) 2012-05-09 13:15
Ciao dear Harriet,
first of all congratulations for your 4th anniversary in TE, a milestone that puts you among the most active and talented photographers of this site. The photo is just gorgeous, seems like an oil painting! The scene that you have captured well suited it to the meaning of your interesting notes. This is a place to keep also the next century!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday!
Glint (5907) 2012-05-11 6:31
this had a wonderful painterly quality.The sky and the water make me think of a Constable.Reflections add dof and a lucky duck, swimming obligingly into frame.
COSTANTINO (44073) 2012-05-11 9:25
a wonderful shot wih a peaceful atmosphere
describing perfect,sweet moments
the little duck is the best detail
in this photo and describes this
place,the little duck adds life
and beauty,have a nice week end
ines8 (5986) 2012-05-14 11:33
A very peaceful and idyllic scene, colours are wonderful,composition too.Congratulations for your 4th TE-birthday!
claudeD (26906) 2012-05-15 4:56
ein sehr gelungenes Bild das eine sehr grosse Ruhe und Gelassenheit ausstrahlt. Die kleine Ente bringt auch noch etwas Leben in Bild.Sehr guter Beitrag zu TE.
Mit den besten Grüssen aus Luxemburg
Silvio1953 (105343) 2012-05-16 9:50
Ciao Harriet, beautiful and peaceful composition with lovely duck in FG, fantastic reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (30851) 2012-05-19 13:50
The first to congratulate you for these four years in TE, making us enjoy beautiful images and want to continue doing more.
This image is fascinating and relaxing with the calm waters of the sea penetrating the coast, it provides magnificent reflections and make the sky a uniform color smooth and delicious, the duck in the foreground adds a very pastoral setting, the great tree gives a nice graphic silhouetted against the sky.
Enjoy the weekend.
jmdias (48303) 2012-07-09 7:18
very beautiful the landscape. I liked the way you included the duck, here it is difficult to take shots of savage ducks but it is told in germany the savage animals are so free of dangers that they are ever near of people. nice details of the place in this beautiful compo.
mafegan (8622) 2012-09-06 4:07
What a lovely scene especially with the inclusion of the duck in the foreground. A tranquil part of this world. Nice soft colours. Cheers, Marlene