The river Eider, Schleswig-Holstein’s tallest river, has a total length of 188 km, but is navigable from Rensburg only. The navigable part starts right in the middle of the town of Rensburg, it is not connected to the Kiel Canal which runs parallel to it.
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. All you need is a boat like this and “may there always be a handswidth of water under the keel” (a popular German seafarer’s greeting). A ship is no good in a dry dock, or on land - with enough water you can make it through anything.
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danos (74064) 2012-05-17 3:59
a nice and tranquil river side with the wooden jetty to creates depth and perspective in the image.The place looks calmly as a good place to visit it someone.
Have a good day,Danos
papagolf21 (76611) 2012-05-17 4:01
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
L'invitation à une promenade sur le fleuve est bien tentante !
J'imagine le plaisir de la découverte en longeant les berges et admirer des paysages et villages intéressants.
De plus, les embarcations semblent très sympathiques.
besnard (48813) 2012-05-17 4:27
Une belle image bien cadrée avec le ponton qui conduit le regard jusqu'à l'horizon et invite à la promenade.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
cargus (6468) 2012-05-17 4:45
Bon plan de ce petit port, bien encadrée le bateau, avec des reflets dans l’eau excellente, une bonne combinaison entre la couleur et la lumière, bien fait image.!!
MJR (3173) 2012-05-17 6:10
I cant help but hope that “may there always be a handswidth of water under the keel” is a lot snappier in the German. It seems a bit of a mouthful in English !
Another lovely moody image from you of your favourite subject boats. Have you ever posted a picture of yours - You do have one ??
bayno (16241) 2012-05-17 6:49
excellent composition with the catwalk on the left that leads the eye to the beautiful pleasure boats, beautiful sunny day with a nice light, great colors and reflections, nice shot....
ikeharel (37424) 2012-05-17 8:28
The anchored boats gave good depth on image, Harriet.
Colors and light gave nice mirror on FG, and the whole scene has a calming ambiance.
Nice moment taken, good evening,
marcan44 (6223) 2012-05-17 9:29
deve essere molto bello e emozionante intraprendere un viaggio fluviale avendo come casa una barca come quella fotografata.
Simpatico il detto del marinaio "abbastanza acqua sotto la chiglia".
Eccellente la qualità dell'immagine.
ines8 (5838) 2012-05-17 10:38
Beautiful composition, i like the white clouds under the blue sky, and the marvelous reflections.A very peaceful and pleasant atmosphere.
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-05-17 11:09
Ola Harriet ,
Bom reflexo deste barco com estes detalhes a azul neste rio Eider , bom lugar para pesca e passear de barco ao longo de 188 km , gostei do céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
holmertz (26982) 2012-05-17 12:11
This is indeed a very flat scenery, but the water looks calm enough for a pleasant ride, and maybe there will interesting sights along the way. I wouldn't call the nearest, blue and white boat pretty, but I guess it's functional for this kind of calm trip. It all looks very nice though, and the weather is fine, so why not?
rbassin (11167) 2012-05-17 12:18
belle présentation d'un endroit merveilleux.
L'eau calme permet de très beaux reflets du bateau.
saxo042 (31802) 2012-05-17 13:47
The blue colours are dominating this scene in a very pleasant way. The straight lines from the jetties and poles also provide a fine pattern. A beautiful day!
jhm (122490) 2012-05-18 5:07
Very quiet moment when you took these picture.
Splendid view on these small marina.
A super picture with the curving pier.
Depth and perspective image through your excellent choice of your angle.
Composition and presentation are very nice. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-05-18 5:30
The title cleverly encouraged to read the note. The view well chosen, and sharpness give great depth to perspective. Reflection, light, colors are excellent. Bravo.
have a nice day
claudeD (24201) 2012-05-18 8:01
Very fine picture with a fine composition and good colors. I like the lue sky and the calm atmosphere very much. Very good fotojob with an informative note . TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
SWEETFREEDOM (18423) 2012-05-18 10:03
interesting notes, it must be really nice to cruise the canal with this baot. good natural colors.
Cricri (86535) 2012-05-18 12:34
Un fleuve calme et plaisant, une lumière extra pour donner d'agréable reflets, le POV et le ciel moutonneux, une très jolie composition
ourania (12469) 2012-05-18 13:54
a wonderful and very well considered composition which shows the narrow pier, the row of boats and just enough of the calm river to create a desire of departure on a slow, fascinating trip. I like very much the inclusion of the greenery on the left and the pole on the right. Depth and clarity are great, lighting is marvelous. I love the bright light, the lovely natural colours, the wonderful sky, the reflection of the nearest boat and the pier next to it. The atmosphere is peaceful and delightful. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Sonata11 (28391) 2012-05-18 21:23
This composition is very beautiful. Wonderfully captured this beautiful boats and great reflection. Perfectly well done. Awesome photo job with excellent ability. The colors, sharpness, clarity,POV and fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
Nicou (97811) 2012-05-19 0:41
Très belle vue et iamge superbe cpatage de ce bâteau avec les reflets et la belle vue au loin superbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié
ybx (251) 2012-05-19 6:37
Hello Harriet, i was born and live in a flat land, near the sea, with several canals, a kind of landscape that is very similar to that in your shot.
Another photo of the northern area of Germany that remind me a familiar landscape.
Large spaces and horizons and the same kind of vegetations.
Apart this, your picture is well taken, optimal exposure, colors and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend & ciao
pajaran (36282) 2012-05-19 11:54
Dobar tekst o mestu i reci, sa datim podacima ...
Lep trenutak sa refleksima na vodi i oblacima koji osvajaju nebo.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Lepo mesto sa drvenim molom za camce.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Guter Artikel über den Ort und sagen, mit den gegebenen Daten ...
Ein schöner Moment, mit den Reflexen des Wassers und der Wolken den Himmel erobert.
Gute Zeiterfassung, Kontrast, perspektivische Ansicht und schönen Farben.
Schönes Hotel mit einem Holzsteg für Boote.
Schönen Abend und alles Gute für das Wochenende.
jusninasirun (17142) 2012-05-19 20:51
I like this wonderful view of a fine river which is navigable by boats. Interesting note and I would love to take a trip around the flat area of Germany. The day is beautiful and the angle composed is so pleasing.
Thanks and have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-05-19 22:23
what a beauiful atmosphere,what a nice shot
it is a double shot with a wonderful blue sky
and a nice boat creating a pretty scenery
it isa special lovely moody image
I love shots of this kind giving
a fresh air of sea
have a nice new week
emka (58224) 2012-05-19 23:45
As usual, nice view of very peaceful place. Pleasant boats ready to got for a cruise. great depth, nice atmosphere.
have a nice Sunday
Gigidusud (8106) 2012-05-20 14:13
Beautiful peaceful composition with the boats in FG and
their nice reflections.I like it!
Thanks for sharing and for your compliments.
abmdsudi (26311) 2012-05-20 21:40
Informative write up, yes the water is high enough, they are well under keel and it's time to make the journey. This is common in certain waterways which is restricted to tidal condition, thus precise timing is vital for safe navigation. The pov and postioning frame the scene, which works really well with excellent perspective. The white boat stands out nicely blend into the evironment, hamoniuos and a resonably good reflections. Peaceful looking spot shaded by wonderful looking sky, a real being there feel, well composed image and much vivid details to absorb from fg to the far end. Splendid piece of photo work, Congrats. TFS
Royaldevon (17811) 2012-05-21 13:30
You have chosen a fine pov with f/g interest from the berthing spaces and the bright, blue boat, with its accompanying reflection. Good guide lines create an excellent sense of depth and perspective.
Your favourite subject hits the mark, again for mood and an awakening spring vitality.
Maybe a little crop of the upper sky would give a better positioning of the horizon line.
My warm regards,
delpeoples (45018) 2012-05-22 3:00
What a lovely mariner's saying. I love your notes and your photos always complement them so well. Beautiful cool blue tones and reflections. Of course boats make wonderful subjects, and this photo proves it. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely day with a handswith of water under your keel :)
jemaflor (69035) 2012-05-23 23:15
Well framed with these calm water and the reflections, beautiful weather and colors, tfs.
Silvio1953 (98259) 2012-05-24 9:01
Ciao Harriet, great view of lovely place, fantastic sky, fascinating reflections, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fds (5321) 2012-06-01 23:29
dear friend a very nice composition with the small boat with the very nice colors and very great sky with white clouds
alpi1500 (1376) 2012-06-03 12:26
Nice reflection and good POV.
Have a nice day.
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-06-07 15:00
Non so come abbia fatto a saltare questo bellissimo paesaggio fluviale, una foto come sempre composta con grande bravura, con bei colori naturali e di ottima fattura.
Molto belli i colori della barca ed i suoi riflessi sull'acqua e grande nitidezza.
Un carissimo abbraccio, certo che mi avrai perdonato :))
baddori (18988) 2012-06-25 1:18
Una scena frequente da te, la barca per muoversi o per piacevoli gite.
Filante e di costruzione "svedese" .
La nota , il titolo .
Nei canali acqua e vita .
Angshu (51174) 2012-07-17 2:00
The water is very calm creating a nice mirror like reflection. the perspective with the pier is well defined on the left & the boat with its rather odd shape cerainly stands out. A small but informative note to accompany as always!
jmdias (45830) 2012-08-08 7:09
nice pov catching details of the pier and the way it is waving ahead. nice light, framing, light and sharpness. good peacefull mood. TFS.