This is the river Eider at Rendsburg. It is the largest river in Schleswig-Holstein and has been a decisive factor in Denmark’s history throughout a long period.
Around 800, in the course of expanding Christianity northward, the Frankish tribes of Charlemagne occupied the area of Schleswig-Holstein. In 810 Charlemagne built a castle on the river Stör near Itzehoe and the river Eider became the northern boundary of his empire. Christianity expanded throughout northern Europe. Denmark developed into a world power and conquered England. The King of Denmark assumed the titles and powers of King of England, King of Scotland and King of Norway. The river Eider remained the southern border of Denmark until 1864 when Prussia conquered the duchies Schleswig and Holstein and Denmark lost 20 % of its territories.
The river Eider is today a sluggish river and as you can see it slowly becomes overgrown.
With all my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a peaceful, happy New Year!
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JLG (2086) 2008-12-22 6:46
une belle perspective avec cette riviere qui serpente
les couleurs sont tres douce et le tout tres agreable a visionner
foozi (7101) 2008-12-22 6:47
very lovely scene of this river. The blueness is so dense and attractive. The perspective and reflection is well shown. Trhe grey colour of the grass is really lovely and special. But the man being position on the third makes the shot very well composed.
bema (26205) 2008-12-22 7:28
eine wunderschöne Aufnahme dieser stillen Landschaft..schöne Spiegelung im Wasser und tolle Tiefenwirkung mit dem Flußlauf..
wünsche Dir eine schöne weihnachtszeit und alles Gute, Gruß Bernd
gilou530 (34) 2008-12-22 8:41
un paysage plein de calme et sérénité avec une eau qui prend l'apparence d'un beau miroir, belle image lumineuse, beau travail
gracious (20025) 2008-12-22 9:40
Hello my dear friend Harriet,
Good morning from NZ!
Thank you for this lovely river scenery from Rendsburg!
the soft and gentle light over the place looks calm and peaceful and the reflection of the tree even makes this river looks a mirror!
very pleasant and gentle image that shared!
wishing you and family a happy festive season in Germany!
my warmest regards
dip (22892) 2008-12-22 11:22
Tolle Aufnahme Harriet!
ruhige Atmosphäre und schöne Farben,
die Wasseroberfläche sieht aus wie ein Spiegel!
JCG (35129) 2008-12-22 11:39
Much serenity in this composition, I like much the soft light and the natural colors. Moments that I appreciate particularly as the character that we see on the right in tall grasses. Beautiful and pleasant catch of sight, thank you Harriet for the interesting note too.
With all my friendships, by wishing you thus that with all your family a Merry Christmas and excellent festivals of end of the year,
Tue (25798) 2008-12-22 11:44
A great view over this river, the water is so calm, really like a mirror here, it results in some great reflections. I love the natural and pleasant colours too in this fine light. Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas to you too!
Longroute (19392) 2008-12-22 11:45
the river is sluggish but thanks to that you got beautiful reflections! also the colours of river and weeds are very fine and intense. A nice sense of pace.
My best wishes for the season to you,
fanni (14250) 2008-12-22 14:04
I am surprised: where do you find such absolutely quiet mirror-like water surfaces? (you can consider it as a rhetoric question, though ;) )
I see very slight ripples on the surface but they are hardly noticeable!
Very pleasant warm colours. I am impressed by the tranquility which this place is filled with. The composition is very good, but I especially like the left part of the photo (with the tree and its reflection).
It seems that it is the area where a nature lover may find lots of various subjects for photos or paintings.
I wish you all the best, and Merry Christmas! :)
Silvio1953 (111016) 2008-12-22 14:09
Hi Harriet, beautiful view of lovely place with fantastic reflections and splendid colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
trekks (14348) 2008-12-22 21:27
Perfect calm reflection! How the color tone in the water is more than the sky :) Very lovely landscape view and such a soft mood!
The bad thing about such a calm day is the kite will never fly up but that is another story!
danyy (0) 2008-12-22 23:01
une belle vue, qui apporte la tranquilité quand on la parcourt des yeux.
Une magnique capture des reflets sur ce miroir naturel. Cet arbre à droit attire de suite le regard, il est un peu le point fort de la composition.
Meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2009 mais avant cela, Merry Xmas.
Royaldevon (24278) 2008-12-23 3:53
A good pov to capture the wide serenity of the river and use it as a direct lead inland.
The light is soft and rewarding.
I love the reflection of the tree at one side and the fisherman at the other.
A Happy Christmas to you too.
rginer (873) 2008-12-23 4:17
Beautiful photographs with an amazing and unique reflection of that tree !! Colors are nice and you feel the quiet atmosphere of this landscape.
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückcliches neues jahr !
batalay (34109) 2008-12-23 7:18
In this image from eight weeks ago, you give us a lovely image of autumn, the mirror-like river representing the preponderant field of the image, and the young man on the right, an essential element of the composition. He provides, scale, the human touch, and a colorful counterpoint to the tree on the opposite shore.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. (Incidentally, I am sure you have known that the British wish you a "Happy Christmas," the Americans a "Merry Christmas." Churchill once made the pronouncement, "We [the English] have everything in common with the Americans, except the language."
Gerrit (43775) 2008-12-23 7:20
beautiful peaceful river and a great spot for some fishing.
Excellent light and colors.
Have a great Christmas,
feather (51128) 2008-12-23 8:09
It is a lovely peaceful image with good light and beautiful reflections. the angler is a good addition to the scene
Merry Christmas to you and your family too
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-12-23 11:44
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family, dear Harriet!
Lovely landscape, and a very soothing atmosphere. Light management and depth of field are excellent, with the fisherman, very important in the overall context, perfectly placed in this composition. Good job, TFS! Have a nice evening, my friend. I'll be seeing you.
bracasha75 (24487) 2008-12-23 12:06
Ich hate mal ganz andere vision uber nord Deutschland und deine fotos zeigen mir wie schon und ruigh ist dieser teil deine und meine (auch) heimatland.
Vielen dank und schone kommende feiertage wunsche ich dir,Bratislav
ellelloo (6570) 2008-12-23 12:09
A lovely serene atmosphere in this photo! The calm water with the tree reflections and the weeds are all beautiful. Very beautiful light and good composition, where the fisher is a nice addition.
Merry Christmas to you too!
clio (27955) 2008-12-23 14:12
I like colors, long perspective, water as a mirror.
The atmosphere is very quiet.
I wish you Merry Christmas!
phwall (6785) 2008-12-23 16:05
A lovely peaceful shot, the sky reflected in the mirror surface of the river is very pretty. I like the burnt brown colours of the reeds on the bank, the contrast perfectly against the sky and distant hill. A quality image, sharp and perfectly exposed.
My very best wishes go to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year. I hope Santa brings you lots of presents.
gunbud (34066) 2008-12-23 21:13
This lovely gently flowing river fills up beautifully with a striking reflection from the vivid blue sky as it flows past it autumn banks.
The lone fisherman adds very effective scale to this tranquil setting.
A Very Merry Christmas To You and Your Family.
holmertz (34563) 2008-12-24 0:41
This seems to have been one of those days that make autumn a bit easier to bear. The light is absolutely beautiful, the water perfectly quiet and the reflections remarkably clear. You have captured a very pleasant atmosphere.
All the best, and a Merry Christmas.
mafegan (8622) 2008-12-24 2:25
I like your inclusion of the male figure but he almost looks unreal. Perfect reflection in a tranquil rural locality. TFS and Merry Christmas, Marlene
macondo (18467) 2008-12-24 4:10
What a wonderful wide expanse of still water, deep blue with the reflected sky. I love the burnt autumnal colours, and especially that man on the bank. I wondered if he was fishing, but I don't see any line. A very sharp and luminous picture with good notes.
I wish you and your family a happy time over the Christmas period and a wonerful new year.
saxo042 (35788) 2008-12-24 4:46
A Merry Christmas to you, Harriet!
A peaceful, summerlike photo like this is perfect at any time of the year.
Greetings from Oslo
jurek1951 (40207) 2008-12-24 23:27
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good autumn colors and sharpness.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.
buscape (6219) 2008-12-25 8:45
ein schönes Landschaftsfoto von diesem grossen Fluss.
Mir gefällt hier vor allem die Ruhe und Idylle dieser Gegend. Die Farben wirken sehr natürlich und in der linken Bildhälfte hast du durch die Spiegelung auf der Wasseroberfläche eine tolle Symmetrie. Der Mann rechts im Bild ist ein tolles Detail einer insgesamt sehr gelungenen Bildkomposition.
Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches und gesundes Neues Jahr,
shevchenko (18989) 2008-12-25 18:47
Common know that river is important for past age daily life, many architectures built at the bank of river, good pov and interesting composition to show a quite site of an old river, thanks for sharing.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2008-12-26 5:03
It is an autumnal image which profits from an excellent light. The point of view is judicious, the framing which included the reflection and the man is well seen. The depth is suggested by the course of the river. The historical note is very interesting. A complete work. Cheer.
Have a nice day. BONNE ANNEE 2009!
dumbo (4541) 2008-12-26 5:08
Great composition and POV. I like that lonely fisherman and these nice autumn colors.
Vasa (16658) 2008-12-26 13:28
I looked at the most blue water-mirror and I red the note. With you I know better Schleswig-Holstein. Ind I found the place for fishing. Or better the place for amazing picture. It is pleasure to dedicate you last moments of 2008.
JanP (1705) 2008-12-26 14:37
Lovely reflections and fantastic dynamic range. As usual your note is breathtaking!
Happy New Year!
claudeD (28842) 2008-12-27 8:56
very nice and fine picture with an excellent composition.A peaceful image with much atmosphere.I like especially the reflections in the water...TFS.
With all my best wishes for a Happy New Year 2009!
gildasjan (40200) 2008-12-28 1:45
C'est paisible avec cette eau au repos,un beau rendu naturel des couleurs et le pêcheur est très bien cadré dans cette composition.
Bonne journée et bonne fin d'année
COSTANTINO (47638) 2008-12-28 12:08
I like the title of your photo and specially
the destiny..The colours of this composition are perfect,very lovely scene of this blue river with an amazing reflection..
And the man in that position is the best
for the shot
regards and greetings
have a happy new year 2oo9
alvaraalto (5473) 2008-12-28 13:54
An excellent lesson in history of this region. In the autumn we were in the Koldinghus, also a historical place in the relation between Schleswig Holstein and Denmark. This scene is so peaceful, that you can’t imagine of turbulent ancient times.
Best wishes for 2009,
Buin (42232) 2008-12-28 22:14
Klasse-Foto - Klasse-Kommentar! Dein Bild bringt eine unglaubliche Ruhe rüber und die Farben Blau und Braun sind in der Kombination immer wieder faszinierend. Ein wunderschönes Bild ...
Grüße aus dem kalten (-10°C heute morgen) Südwestfalen und alles Gute für 2009!
Cretense (68679) 2008-12-29 9:04
Beautiful place, great landscape photography! You found an excellent POV, and you created a nice frame and composition! The human presence is "crucial" in the frame! Excellent light managment and beautiful colours! Congratulations!
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
Bluejeans (64247) 2008-12-29 10:02
Que lindo reflexo capturado nestas aguas calmas deste rio ,a luz suave ficou magnifica , gostei muito do pescador escondido no meio das ervas, bonitos tons de azul, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
papagolf21 (81632) 2008-12-30 1:28
Bonjour, mon amie Harriet,
Les rivières sont des chemins qui marchent, et qui portent où l'on veut aller.
J'aime la perspective donnée à cette composition. Le cadrage a été réalisé avec soin. Lieu charmant et tranquille.
À l'aube du Nouvel An, accepte de tout coeur les voeux les plus chaleureux pour une année exceptionnelle : santé, bonheur et prospérité !
Waylim (24482) 2008-12-30 10:21
This is a very beautiful nature image. The deep blue of the River Eider is fantastic, the inclusion of the person, fishing, really give a sense of scale. I love the soft yet rich colors and the warm light. This is such a peaceful atmosphere showing nature beauty. Thanks so much.
paololg (31448) 2009-01-01 11:37
Ciao dear Harriet,
I have looked at the your stupendous gallery and I have to tell you that you are really an excellent photographer. I love a lot the German landscapes, and you have captured so many beautiful photos. Also this image is very pleasant, especially the colors reflected on the water. Essential for the composition the fisherman's presence. You have done really an excellent work, compliment!
I wish you and your family a very beautiful 2009!
jmdias (50333) 2009-01-01 11:38
nice vie from these calm waters. the light and colros are very beautiful and the soft light is nice too. I liked way yiou included the man in the photo. well done
Aviller (3866) 2009-01-04 5:47
Great colors and a wonderful reflection. The picture is crisp and sharp and the person in the lower right corner adds a nice different element to overall "natural" landscrape. It's particularly noteworthy how the river almost draws your eye into the picture towards to the background.
patdeph (35746) 2009-01-05 9:56
I have missed a few photos from you,and I am really impressed by the beauty of this one!The man appears incredibly small near the river!I like the blue and the texture of the water,the perspective is impressive,the colours and the light are splendid!Superb!
Angshu (53976) 2009-01-05 20:03
The river is so tranquil...like the gentle waves created by the angler. The reflection of the blue sky is excellent. Neat framing here with the tree on the left & the two 'parked' boats on either side. Very nice nature shot..good work
Wish you & your dear ones the very best for 2009
jorgi (3810) 2009-01-06 23:39
what a marvelous view!
I love how still this river looks. Does it move at all? :)
The scenery is all flat only a small mild hill in a distance is seen and spaceous sky reflecting in water creating even more aerial, vast feeling of endless landscape.
This is Germany. When travelling to Berlin I was amazed how spaceous it looks...all flat and full of windmills.
Your photo provides me with that wonderful memories I have of your country.