The Wulfshagen estate is nicely located in the outskirts of Kiel. The region retains many traditional estates and manor houses but Wulfshagen is particularly interesting. Its idyllic scenery with incredibly well preserved buildings has an irresistible charm that has remained unchanged for centuries. Like many other manor houses Wulfshagen was partly fortified. Once arranged for defence against robbers and thieves, the moat is still existing.
It was a time when farmers built their stables and barns by hand using age-old traditions passed down through generations. The buildings protected the people by protecting the wealth of the farmstead; the animals, the grain, the seed, the tools of the farm. In an agrarian society, established on one of the richest soils in the world, it was not inconceivable to imagine that those buildings would last for a couple of hundred years. It must be hoped that the owners are aware of their responsibility so that places like this will be preserved for all time and so that there will always be something beautiful to experience.
Like many other photographers here on TE, I also find myself drawn to particular places, for they are so interesting. Wulfshagen is one such place.
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ikeharel (72109) 2013-03-07 7:40
Magnificent this location spotted, Harrtiet.
I believe you were not able to move backwards to collect a wider scope - but what I see here, is just an outstanding view over water, the houses and tress in fantastic reflection.
Cheers for a beatiful one.
carlo62 (49127) 2013-03-07 7:48
una situazione molto bella, con un bellissimo riflesso e proprio per questo avrei cercato di sfruttarlo maggiormente con un taglio verticale solo sulla costruzione a forma di piramide, crecandi di dare ancor più spazio al riflesso.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-07 7:58
la tua fotografia è fatta essenzialmente di silenzi, quelli di una natura selvaggia nella quale la presenza umana non è presente, di grandi silenzi e di acqua, sia che ci sitrovi in Germania come anche in Danimarca.
Anche qui, hai colto il segno con questi edifici dello Schleswig-Holstei che si raddoppiano con il loro riflesso nelle placide acque antistanti.
Un bel posto che immagino sia di aiuto a contemplare la bellezza e lo splendido silenzio della natura.
Ciao e buona serata
Nicou (143028) 2013-03-07 8:49
Merveilleuse image et compo superbe vue quel reflet de ces maisons avec les arbres et le branche la petite maison fait miroir parfait et une très belle forme.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (29143) 2013-03-07 9:00
Wonderful architecture with almost perfect reflections in the calm water and with the trees and their leafless branches well placed in the composition.
Best regards, Paul
pajaran (61130) 2013-03-07 9:42
Lep pogled na kuce i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi ...
Dobar tekst o mestu sa tradicionalnom arhitekturom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i stara kuca.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view of the house and the moment the reflex on the water ...
Good article on the place of the traditional architecture ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work, nice place and showed an old house.
Good evening and all the best.
holmertz (53424) 2013-03-07 12:07
I would imagine that houses like these are proected by law as parts of the cultural heritage, meaning that the owners are obliged to keep them in a good shape and forbidden to make any significant changes.
So let's hope they will forever look as nice as here, casting the same beautiful reflections in the quiet moat on a sunny day in early spring.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-03-07 20:06
A terrific image and note. I like your explanation of why these farm buildings were constructed to have such a long life.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-03-07 20:38
Fantastic Reflection shot with great sharpness and clarity.Exposure and Resolution are excellent to produce such a great shot.Good lighting and DOF with nice details. Well done, TFS.
shevchenko (20548) 2013-03-07 23:17
Beautiful half timbered houses by the river, nice naked braches too, just look like a paint, thanks for sharing a fascinating view that full with poetic flavour.
abmdsudi (54513) 2013-03-07 23:42
There's a feel of tranquility to this great calming quality enhanced by the beautiful mirror reflections. A competently framed shot packed by tremendous details, colors, excellent clarity and all appear to be in sharp focus and embraced by that wonderful blue sky. Superb capture, Congrats.
batalay (38901) 2013-03-08 1:12
A pair of half-timbered beauties, and indeed two photos for the price of one with the clear crisp reflection in the water. Of course, there are variations in the architecture even under the shingle "half-timbered"— after the wood frame is erected, they might fill the space with wattle and daub (mud and hay mixed) or bricks. In this photo there might be one of each. It's a gorgeous shot.
jhm (153656) 2013-03-08 5:15
We get two time the nice timbered facades, one as reflection in water and one as reality.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken, nice architecture image.
I admire the special luminosity of your photo.
A beautiful work, my friend. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
raszid62 (18515) 2013-03-08 7:29
Schöne Häuser mit Blick auf den ruhigen Gewässern des Flusses. Schöne auch im Wasser spiegeln. Great Spring Fotografie in ausgezeichneter Qualität.
Silvio1953 (144230) 2013-03-08 8:30
Ciao Harriet, great view of lovely houses, fashinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-03-08 9:44
What a lovely use of water to double the landscape. It looks almost identical. Very nice composition and first of all very interesting place. Great light and colors. I like also the note accompanying the photo - it is very informative.
Well done and have a nice weekend
COSTANTINO (65742) 2013-03-08 9:47
what could I say for this dreamy and'
worthseeing panoramic view
classic colors given in an artistic
way,the reflections are unique
artistic and great work indeed
first shot quality
have a nice week end
notrap (6133) 2013-03-09 8:01
ich habe lange keinen workshop mehr für Dich gemacht: hier kommt einer!
Ich finde das Bild oben zu hell, besonders ausgefressen sieht es rechts im weißen Fachwerk aus, aber das ist kein Problem für Photoshop.
Royaldevon (39338) 2013-03-09 14:42
You have given us interesting notes to accompany this fine photograph. It reminded me immediately of the story of Snow White's wicked step mother who used to chant:
'Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest one of all?'
Of course, the building on the left is the wicked queen, looking at her own reflection!
The light is gentle, almost subtle, on this winter's day, whilst the buildings are wonderfully, accurate reflections.
It always strikes me how the reflected colours are always deeper than the actual colours.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Buin (42466) 2013-03-10 0:00
Moin moin! ;-)
Dass eigentliche Zweckbauten so schön sein können ist für mich immer wieder erstaunlich - und Du verdoppelst das noch durch die Wasserspiegelung. Das muss ein wunderschöner Ort sein - speziell für Fotografen und die "map view" zeigt, dass dort einiges zu sehen ist. Die Lage dieses Gutshofes ist wunderschön.
Wenn man dagegen heutige sog. Zweckbauten sieht ...
Diese riesigen Kastanien (?) müssen im Mai eine Augenweide sein.
Eine schöne Woche aus dem noch milden Siegen!
fds (9388) 2013-03-10 0:34
dear friend kiela a another very interested image from you region
this tipical house is very atractive over the water
this is a region very interested for my and you document are very originaly
great reflection on the water
mesutilgim (95378) 2013-03-10 5:50
Im Gegensatz zu mir schickst Du nicht jeden Tag ein Beitrag an TE, aber wenn schon, dann absolut "creme de la creme" , wie dieser hier !
Alles ; Standpunkt, Kompo, Ausschnitt, Lichtausbeute und nict zuletzt die vielen nuetzlichen Informationen ist bestens !
Danke schoen und herzliche Gruesse aus dem sonnigen und warmen (soeben um 22 Grad C) İstanbul.
saxo042 (37888) 2013-03-10 6:31
A very good POV where you have captured perfect symmetry between the parts of the scene. This looks like a very peaceful and pleasant place, I am sure we must have passed quite close, without knowing anything about the gem. It is also interesting tocampare the two version here, I quite like the WS version, ith the stronger colours, a bit more.
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-10 6:35
You have captured another fine composition perfected with pristine reflection and blue sky. Love your tonal range in this well balanced shot.
Thanks and kind regards.
papagolf21 (102388) 2013-03-10 7:21
Bonjour, chère amie Harriet,
Moitié/moitié pour cette très belle présentation. L'oeil s'y noie à plaisir, à l'instar des vieilles et vénérables maisons se mirant dans les eaux calmes.
La réussite est totale.
danos (98389) 2013-03-10 12:28
nice the view of the place half real-timbered constructions to reflected perfect on the calmly surfae of the waters.I like the excellent presentation,the beauty of the place as the light and the colour management of the scene.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-03-11 2:50
Hallo Harriet. Unterwegs mit der Kamera und immer wieder neue landestypische Motive. Sehen, Festhalten mit der Kamera und weitergeben, - was will der glückliche Mensch mehr? Ich denke, Deine Fotos passen sehr gut in das Schema von TE.
Viele Grüße, Wolfgang.
ourania (46192) 2013-03-19 9:26
this really is a beautiful and fascinating natural scenery and you have captured it in a very artistic composition. I like very much the symmetry you have created with your composition and framing and how the symmetrical view is composed both by neat shapes and random intricate patterns. The light management is superb, I love the luminosity of the white and blue tones next to the deep eathy hues. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Fis2 (98459) 2013-03-20 13:35
Beautiful old buildings.
I like reflection in water.
Very well done.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-04-01 5:29
Ola Harriet ,
Um belo reflexo destas casas neste canal , gostei da simetria da foto , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mkamionka (37147) 2013-04-05 7:39
what a beautiful composition! The reflection seems 100%! It makes a huge difference. I like the combination of the old architecture with the naked trees all enhanced with the fantastic reflection.
maloutim (9639) 2013-07-04 18:14
I love these half-timbered houses and am attracted particularly by this pink barn and its triangular roof, as well as the beautiful reflection in the water !
The trees reflection is lovely as if they were lace in the river.
Very informative note too.
Thanks for sharing and have a good day.
jmdias (64898) 2013-07-15 17:26
excellent use of these reflections. I liked these old houses and their typical architecture mixed with the nude trees. TFS.
npecanhuk (75502) 2013-07-15 17:40
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
I love those reflections!
Soft light & colors, chosen pov and composition are highlights here too!
TFS - congrats,
photoray (13981) 2013-09-01 6:44
Guten Tag Harriet,
Zehr Schon half timbered classical view, preserving the traditional structures with Doppelganger images, enhanced by the leafless trees to expose more, and all in fine resolution.
- Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) (24077)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 650D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-07 6:15