Winter has finally arrived in our little corner of Northern Germany! Monday morning we woke up to cold winds and drifting snow …
The photo shows Wulfshagen Manor House that is very 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 two incredibly well preserved half-timbered stables that are framing the manor house 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.
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KristinsCamera (2373) 2014-01-23 6:02
A lovely winter scene, Harriet ~
I like the contrast of the moody browns and blacks set against the white snow and manor. And I particularly like seeing just a glimpse of the reflection in the chilly waters, and a hint of another house in the background. The manor is nicely framed by the tree.
dkmurphys (57942) 2014-01-23 6:22
Yes indeed and how lovely it arrived... I like the deep calm atmosphere, the snow always brings a fine silence.
We are expecting the snow for the next three days. :)
snunney (98241) 2014-01-23 7:01
I am glad to say that we have escaped the snow so far this winter, though there is still plenty of time yet:-) The half-timbered stables are indeed very attractive and make a fine focal point viewed across the moat. The image has good tonal contrast and excellent sharpness.
COSTANTINO (64676) 2014-01-23 7:40
the winter has finally arrived to your
country because in Greece in the heart
of the winter the temperature is 17degrees
almost spring unfortunately the weather
has been changed
this scenery is delicate and sensitive
and has a good tonal contrast
everything is in order
the river has the greatest
mesutilgim (95004) 2014-01-23 7:40
Huebsche winterliche Szene aus Schleswig Holstein; gutes Standpunnkt und gute Schaerfe.
Die Verspiegelung auf dem Wasser rechts in der Mitte ist ein Bonus fuer diese schoene Aufmahme.
Danke schoen und
Royaldevon (38371) 2014-01-23 7:43
Thankfully, winter has not arrived in England, yet! I am going to a show tonight, with my daughter, and would not welcome snowy roads!
This, however, is a very lovely wintery shot. You have composed it extremely well, the tree trunk strong and textured, anchoring the f/g and leading diagonally across the canal to the fortified manor house.
My warm regards,
Opps, I spoke too soon! The grey clouds have just begun to deposit snow!!
danos (97377) 2014-01-23 8:08
very nice this Wintry scenery with the everything to are covered from snow and the surface of the river to be frozen.I like the beauty and the calmness of the scene with the light management to be superb.
saxo042 (37870) 2014-01-23 8:29
A very beautiful view here. The foreground tree adds a very strong vertical line against the horizontal white roofs of the house. It looks very peaceful here. Do you have snow enough for skiing?
Didi (60588) 2014-01-23 8:36
Not yet in my country but we have rain on this moment
Nice winter view with a cold ambiance
I am sure that you'll have time for taking winter pictures with sun
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-23 8:38
in questa tua foto recentissima c'è tutta la poesia del gelido inverno delle terre a Nord dell'Europa.
Però c'è da osservare che, a fronte del clima gelido, si offrono paesaggi da fiaba e visioni inconsuete soprattutto per i colori freddi della stagione.
Molto bella la composizione per una foto curata in ogni dettagliuo.
Ciao e buona serata
ikeharel (70589) 2014-01-23 8:40
Good evening Harriet,
White covered house mingle well with its surrounding's, maybe even in good camouflage...
The view show the cold weather in full swing, there is mist over the water. I am impressed with the composition, mostly with the naked branchs decorating the pic. space.
holmertz (51932) 2014-01-23 9:33
Yes, now that winter has finally arrived I wish it would leave as quickly as possible. Sadly, I expect it to stay at least until April, as it usually does. I hate winter but I can endure watching it in photos, and this is a nice one with its fine tones of grey and brown and the beautiful manor house. I like the reflection of its gable.
pajaran (60011) 2014-01-23 11:31
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto u zimu sa snegom ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place, with a description ...
Nice view of the place in the winter with snow ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place shown and architecture.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
papagolf21 (100790) 2014-01-23 11:34
Bonsoir, chère Harriet,
L'hiver a pris ses marques et a blanchi la campagne et gelé l'eau (j'aime le reflet partiel du Manoir dans l'eau non gelée).
L'ensemble du sujet est fort apprécié.
cornejo (41645) 2014-01-23 11:50
Hello Harriet, very good shot to take this great photo of this beautiful postcard winter, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color, very good and interesting job very well done, congratulations my friend, thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards from southern Spain.
divail (8334) 2014-01-23 19:09
C'est une très belle photo d'hiver. La petite neige éclaire cette saison froide, et l'étang nous présente une surface qui semble près de la glace. Chez-nous, c'est une semaine glaciale que nous vivons. Environ -25 degrés depuis lundi.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-23 23:45
Hello Harriet - There is a wonderful stillness in this shot, it is almost as if the world is holding its breath waiting for spring to arrive. I love the atmosphere created by the subdued colours, snow and ice. beautiful in its simplicity. Warm regards Rosemary
rbassin (22715) 2014-01-24 3:44
Une très belle composition,en finesse avec des teintes et lumière et douces.
Le petit miroitement est magnifique.
Waylim (25502) 2014-01-24 9:25
Ah now we are in the mid of the winter. What I love about your gallery, I can expect to follow you along with the season. It is like I can see what the weather is like now in your region. I can see part of the lake is frozen and the part that is not is casting a nice reflection. Beautiful winter shot. Love those snow cover roof make the houses in one white color. Excellent quality and the tree branches frame the composition nicely.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-24 12:44
Das sieht wunderschön aus!
Genauso muss es sein im Winter.
Da macht ein Spaziergang so richtig Spaß,
abmdsudi (53565) 2014-01-24 19:43
Excellent composition and the tones reinforces the cold really well, one of those offensively cold almost monochrome sort of day but you turned it to such a tranquil scene. A lovely soft landscape, personally I love the wonderful tree branches being vital part of the whole wonderful image and the sheen on calm river indeed a delicate touch. Very well done effort and pleasure to view, Congrats.
Hv a great wkend
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-25 0:03
we are still waiting for a real winter, they say that the first snow will come next week, let's see.
interesting p.o.v. i like the buildings details and the stillness of the water.
Buin (42466) 2014-01-25 1:58
Mit diesem Foto hast Du blanken Neid erzeugt! ;-))
Mir kamen diese Gebäude gleich bekannt vor und offenbar hast Du schon Fotos von hier gezeigt. Die winterliche Stimmung lässt dieses Fleckchen Erde ganz besonders stimmungsvoll erscheinen - und irgendwie noch "gemütlicher". Das "Dach über dem Kopf" kommt bei diesem Wetter besonders schön rüber.
Der Aufnahmestandort gefällt mir sehr.
Herzliche Wochenendgrüße aus dem nasskalten und nebligen Südwestfalen! - seit unmehr vielen Wochen
jemaflor (96689) 2014-01-25 3:05
Cold atmosphere well taken, the composition is perfectly balanced with Fg and house in a focal point of the view, tfs.
Silvio1953 (141915) 2014-01-25 8:50
Ciao Harroet, lovely winter view with a lot of snow, Tomorrow snow for us too, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (17135) 2014-01-25 9:23
Great winter shot in snow.Great POV and good composition.The sullen mood of this place creates a great interest about the lives of the locals in winter.Excellent composition,good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Nicou (141078) 2014-01-25 21:11
quel décor hivernal sueprbe quelle vue et image fantastique cpatage avec ce tronc le plan d'eau et la maison en fond splendide.
Bravo et amitié
fds (9340) 2014-01-26 0:59
ciao dear friend kielia
very nice picture from the germany hiver with the frozen on the water and the snow between the ground and over the house
very fantastic atmosphera and very beautiful suggestions great friend
claudeD (38330) 2014-01-26 8:46
wunderschöne Winteraufnahme moit sehr gutem Bildaufbau. Ich kann die Kälte förmlich spüren ... Sehr guter Beitrag zu TE.
Mit den besten Grüssen aus Luxemburg
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-28 9:15
Good evening Harriet,
Indeed your winter has arrived, super photo of this Wulfshagen Manor House, I love the small reflection in the icy pond. Splendid Pov, well managed, Tfs,
Warm regards from Suffolk, Iain.
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-29 12:23
I like your work, beautiful colors and nice sharpness.
Greetings and all the best.
gildasjan (43538) 2014-02-01 4:18
C'est froid,c'est calme,c'est paisible et c'est bien réalisé.Très bonne netteté sur les branches au premier plan.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-02-03 0:28
A beautiful winter scene with the stables across the moat and a hint of the manor house beyond on the right. I love the bare branches draped across the scene. I also like the strong reflection in some free water and other reflections muted by the surface.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2014-02-06 3:26
This is an excellent winter shot! Like the inclusion of the tree to the left. Good sharpness
Cricri (118673) 2014-02-28 10:54
J'aime la façon dont vous avez composer et cadrer la scène, le sol et le toit blanc, le reflet dans l'eau , harmonie des couleurs, belle réalisation
jmdias (63890) 2014-05-11 2:58
nice angle catching well the canal, the trunk and some branches in the fg and the marvelous house covered with ice ahead. beautiful moment. TFS.