From Switzerland to Holland...
An older picture from the Lighthouse "het Paard"
(translate: "the Horse")in Marken and it's
perhaps the most photographed lighthouse in the
Marken is nearby Volendam (the town of the
folk singers) and it's about half hour (by car)
above Amsterdam and the it's an half hour to
That morning I was talking to a local resident.
My camera was in my back, my tripod was folded.
Then my intuition give me a sign and I turned
around. I saw a red cloud was "born".
I apologized the man, grabbed my camera and
my tripod and made from three different point
of view a picture.
A three are beautiful, I chose this one,
because I think the red cloud is above the
lighthouse is a nice extra.
The title refers to the foreground and
forgive me that I have not tasted.
I hope you like my story :-)
Canon 5D MarkII
Velbon Sherpa 750R
Critiques | Translate
pajaran (36246) 2013-01-24 0:19
Dobar tekst o svetioniku sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lep svetionik, i trenutak sa lepo obojenim oblacima.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Good article on the lighthouse to the given data ...
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Nice lighthouse, and the second with a nice colored clouds.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
danos (74020) 2013-01-24 0:45
nice the view of the image with the tranquillity to be spread all over the image making the image so effective and unique.The colourful tints of the sky as the others of the sea are well captured.
Have a good day,danos
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-24 3:27
this photo is stunning and looks almost artificial, mostly due to unusual icicles in the foreground. Well captured! Nicely chosen POV and good perspective, very attractive and appealing colors.
Thanks so much for sharing!
timecapturer (30334) 2013-01-24 4:10
a glorious shot this. Love the red cloud, but it is the fg jewels that do it for me. Execution and presentation top quality, but then I would not expect anything less from you. Stunning as always!
Regards - Brian.
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-01-24 5:28
Ola Robert ,
Beleza esta foto de inverno o céu tem umas cores maravilhosas , gostei o farol de fundo , bom primeiro plano gelado , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Oceania (2143) 2013-01-24 5:31
It is too gorgeous, I can not choose words to praise it. I like the ice coated stones on the bottom the most.
Sergiom (39259) 2013-01-24 6:04
Cette photo est une petite merveille. La glace et les rochers à l'avant plan donne beaucoup de profondeur à la composition. Le cadrage vertical nous permet d'admirer ce beau ciel rose qui entoure le phare. La longue exposition donne une belle texture à la mer.
JFS (32153) 2013-01-24 6:15
Impressive shot Robert! So sharp, so clean, and the light is just amazing! Good depth of field too.
olive224 (1227) 2013-01-24 7:11
A great landscape here :)
I live the forground with the sharp iced rocks
It's stunning ;)
It's a masterpiece !!
Cheers and TFS
Nicou (97727) 2013-01-24 7:38
avec cette glace en premier plan et ce rochers, quelle compo et image quelle vue ce merveilleux ciel doux et légèrement coloré et ce phare qui trône dans l'immensité superbe.
Bravo et amitié
prashantprabhu (215) 2013-01-24 8:44
Hi Robert, this is beautiful, right from the frosty foreground to the distant lighthouse and the sky and the long exposure.. It's simply beautiful.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-24 12:44
The clarity and depth of the picture is excellent. I also like about the composition and framing balanced. The colors are superb. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
barni (15745) 2013-01-24 12:58
Incroyable contraste entre les plans.
Une image superbe
Waylim (22357) 2013-01-24 13:22
It is not always easy to find words to describe the beauty of your photo or the mood that you presented us here. Each one is very special in many ways. What I like very much here is the two mood you get from it. While the light is warm and romantic, it gives the false sense of comfort, because looking at the foreground where the icicle formed on the grass and coated the rock like sugar coated chocolate, it reminded us how cold that must be. Sitting in my warm room it is easier to appreciate it beauty than being out there in the cold. I know how it felt, being in the cold, I've been there, many times :)
As fervent photographers like us and some others, we always want the best light and best mood and best POV. I really appreciate your effort and I’m sure many feel the same way.
npecanhuk (53909) 2013-01-24 14:25
Special regards to the beautiful soft light and colors!
Composition, chosen pov and vertical format are excellent photo qualities too and they all really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (12610) 2013-01-24 15:05
il bel taglio verticale per mostrarci le belle sfumature del cielo che circondano il faro.
jjcordier (62344) 2013-01-24 22:32
Tu nous offres une nouvelle petite merveille photographique réalisée à la perfection. Les couleurs douces sont splendides et le premier plan glacé fantastique. Vraiment très beau!
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-01-25 8:27
Beautiful sky with amazing colors of the end of the day. The rocks on the foreground give a great dimension and depth to the composition, congratulations!
abmdsudi (26281) 2013-01-25 21:41
Another tranquil scene so well depicted in excellent low light, scale of proportion and color tones with delightful touches of pastel colors and as always the sky play a vital role to make this works as strong attraction. The shutter speed is just right to catch smooothness effect ot the sea but the bits of stunnning warm glow near the horizon also helps to click our sense. This is a enormous shot so well planned and executed. Simply impressive, Congrats.
ikeharel (37356) 2013-01-26 2:31
Excelent DOF on pic. from the frozen stones in foreground, to the far side of the light-tower-house at the end of the pier.
The golden tone on sky gave a marvelous backdrop to the scene. Nice winter shot, long exp. I guesse.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
pascal13 (2052) 2013-01-26 9:45
Superbe image, ce que j'apprécie dans ta gallerie c'est la recherche de la perfection dans la composition de tes photos.C'est vraiment très bien fait et très joli.Bravo.
berek (31921) 2013-01-26 22:41
anoyher magnificant work here. very good point of view and composition. i love pastel colors . congratulations.
Didi (48930) 2013-01-27 10:56
I hope you received my answer to your message
Great picture with your nice special style
Very nice quiet peaceful ambiance away from noisy towns
GREGG (8243) 2013-01-27 12:19
lovely Netherlands landscape,
perfect exposure, color and sharpness
yquem46 (32271) 2013-01-28 2:27
I wont be the first one to praise this beautiful one, but probably not the latter either
Beautiful compo with warm sunrise colors at BG and the cold green icy rocks at FG, some smooth water in between
A good one quite in your style
Have a nice day, best regards
jhm (122458) 2013-01-28 3:37
Weer deze zachte kleuren, u heeft duidelijk gewacht tot de gekleurde wold te voorschijn kwam.
U spreek over Volendam, de kraamkamer van veel goede zangers en zanggroepen, De Cats waren 50 jaar geleden een van mijn favoriete groepen.
Technisch een zeer goed beeld, schitterende samenstelling.
Gigidusud (8078) 2013-01-28 7:38
Simply wonderful!Beautiful composition with the lighthouse on BG and the frozen rocks on FG.Fantastic sky and nice effect on the water.Well done!
macjake (39235) 2013-01-28 21:54
well, what can i say?
your photos honestly just get better and better!
excellent title and name too :)
love the little hint of orange and reds/yellows in the skyline, and i'm eager to know what the exposure time is as the water has a really cool silky look to it.
lousat (57674) 2013-01-29 1:49
Hi Bob,absolutely great,a magnificent long time of exposure to create this silk effect on the water,a lot of warm colors in the sky and beautiful ice sculptures like a natural border.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-01-29 3:26
Ciao Robert, fascinating composition with lovely lighthouse, fantastic ski, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kasianowak (2255) 2013-01-30 10:03
I love the icicles in the foreground. Very suitable title indeed! I agree, the pink cloud adds something special to the image.
mjw364 (3706) 2013-01-31 10:36
Skilfully executed shot with a tightly composed image. Well done.
Cricri (86463) 2013-02-01 11:27
Déjà attirant cette image avec l'avant plan de ce mélange de rochers et de glaçons, bonne profondeur, un ciel aux couleurs pastels avec une jolie vue sur le phare, très jolie
adramad (27556) 2013-02-03 9:27
It's the first time I go into your gallery and was pleasantly surprised by the beauty and quality of your pictures, my congratulations.
I choose to talk to you about this, but it could be any other, all I like .... This vertical framing is superb, with a great POV ranging from rocks and these ice crystals in the foreground, to the beautiful lighthouse in the background, with a smooth surface of the water, the sky beautiful, with those shades of gray and pink.
Wonderful job, elegantly presented.
I love it.
Have a good Sunday afternoon.
fritzi007 (7580) 2013-02-03 13:46
das Eis im Vordergrund sieht wie Bergkristall aus, im Hintergrund der Leuchtturm. Der Leuchtturm hat sich ein Foto mehr verdient, gratuliere dir zu deiner feinen Arbeit!
josepmarin (55051) 2013-02-04 1:00
the ice shapes on the stones in foreground are amazing, and open us a beautiful view on the splendid lighthouse in background. The image is very sharp, the light and the colors on the clouds are fantastic, and I love the nice silky effect on the water because of the long exposure time.
It's a great work.
mkamionka (24537) 2013-02-05 5:28
a true masterwork here. I like very much the composition. The rocks in foreground seem to be covered with ice, Never seen such foreground before.
Very pretty and charming lighthouse on the horizon.
Amazing depth of the field so that everything is so crispy sharp. Colors are fantastic.
No words to give it a justice!
Porteplume (3323) 2013-02-06 4:38
Je foto's hier op TE hebben allemaal dat "smooth" mysterieuze sfeer.
Vooral het licht en de kleuren geven een iets "toverachtig" effect op de landschappen, prachtig!
Groetjes - Viviane
gildasjan (38220) 2013-02-07 4:23
Très belle réalisation cette image cadrée verticalement.Les tonalités de couleurs dans ce ciel apportent une excellente touche à cette image.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-07 13:33
Sudden visit of a red cloud with pink companions overprotecting an amazing standing proud lighthouse!
Nature'e serenity at its best!
UlfE (13730) 2013-02-09 6:39
A really beautiful scene with wonderful lighting and colours. The depth is impressive with the both the icy stones and blades of grass in the foreground and the lighthouse in the background pinsharp. The long exposure have frozen the water to ice as well. Looks like you could go skating there. TFS and have a nice weekend!
annjackman (13219) 2013-02-09 7:21
Every part of this picture is interesting and beautiful. Glorious colours and exceptional quality. I like the blending of natural features and an interesting lighthouse - a very well organised composition.
Kind Regards, Ann.
Noel_Byrne (7374) 2013-02-09 8:58
Beautiful scene, smooth water like this is something I aspire to be able to do someday. There are so many wonderful elements here. the lighthouse is the main subject of course, but the ice in the foreground is really interesting. The skies are superb, all combining into a really great image. Thanks for sharing.
InasiaJones (29343) 2013-02-09 16:12
This isn't an obvious composition for me, as the foreground looks like a barrier, instead of introducing the eye into the composition.
But I do understand why you have built up this image the way you did, as these iced grass appear like precious gems. Of course you want to capture that! Then further on, you have this ice cream coloured sky, so when such natural phenomenon is offered to you, you would be a fool to ignore it.
Your exif aren't showed, but you must have used hyper focal technique to get a sharp foreground, as much as the background.
Great work my friend!
COSTANTINO (42746) 2013-02-10 7:37
another delicate shot from you
breathtaking capture from another
world from the world of fairy tales
the peaceful atmosphere,the tranquility
changes everybody s mood,I love shots
of this different kind,amazing and antural
have a nice new week
zanzi (12608) 2013-02-11 12:18
Great composition, light, colors, depth...
I visited that place once, but I was not fortunate enough to have this beautiful photogenic condition.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-14 2:15
A shot of extremely good quality, worked up with much care in the post processing.
Of course amazing colors and light for an image quite moody and poetic. Excellent perspective and depth.
Have a nice day,
maloutim (8612) 2013-02-14 17:26
An exceptional picture indeed ! All the more exceptional considering your story and how you took it on the spur of the moment.
Beautiful sunrise colours. Lovely composition in a vertical format leading the eye from the far away light-house, across the water to the icicles amongst the pebbles on the shore !
energypolice (188) 2013-02-17 6:05
MASTERPIECE photograph, this Lollypop, excellent sharpness and details, excellent composition, excellent background and lighting.
fotka (2320) 2013-03-05 6:37
It is beautiful shot of lighthouse in winter scenery. I like that you included rocks coated with ice in the foreground. The lighthouse with the colorful sky behind looks like a jewel.
Very well done!
kiks (11381) 2013-03-05 7:32
Hoe heb ik deze kunnen missen?!??! PRACHTIG in het bijzonder de ijspegels op de fg.
jcpix (3299) 2013-03-24 13:04
This has magnificent foreground clarity, and the deeper tones in the sky make for some strong contrast and an obviously sublime sunset. This definitely has your signature all over it! :) The crystal clear ice over the rocks and ground cover speaks to the season, but still looks to be a great spot to sit and watch the days last light. I really like the three distinct sections of this photo and how they're stacked within this framework. Impressive as always! Have a great week ahead. Hope all is well and you've had luck in finding new work. Take care.
fabbs99 (5471) 2013-04-08 15:05
Robert - Its simply amazing!!
My words can be never enough to be tributes to your great works ;Carry on my friend.Hope to see hundred more of such unique beauty in days to come.TFS.
Urs (11826) 2013-04-14 21:51
That wide empty space and at its end the lighthouse, that is really a superb composition. The sky adds special interest with its vivid colour hues. Impeccable sharpness and DOF. Well done
Graal (88908) 2013-04-17 1:56
beautiful photo. Friends already wrote everything. Pretty moments to the shot, the exemplary frame and the final effect.
Have a nice day.
ourania (12397) 2013-04-29 6:12
this is a magnificent picture both from an aesthetic and a technical point of view. You've put the vertical frame in excellent use creating great balance and depth as well as an intriguing connection of foreground and background. I love how the textures of the foreground, the details of the lighthouse and the few bright colours in the sky stand out in the deep pastel ambiance. There's a superb play of contrasting textures. One element leads to another and this lovely peaceful view is always interesting. Marvellous work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Miguel82 (7820) 2013-05-12 10:08
Fantastic colors Robert,
What is this stuff on the fg?
Good vertical composition, excellent sharpness
Enjoy your sunday