My country has no mountains and no rocks, so I use my
fantasy to make a picture that isn't typical Holland.
I chose this point of view and composition the create
an "S-form" and different diagonal lines to create
more depth and to make the dune higher (perhaps 8 m).
I found the forground also importent: so I stood in
the sea (yes, wet shoes).
Canon 5D MarkII
Canon 17-40mm L4
Velbon Sherpa 750R
p.s. answer by a question: it's a normal photo,
not an hdr or something else.
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dkmurphys (36819) 2013-01-29 22:41
What a wonderful scene. The nature is amazing. I like the artistic POV and the high quality. Good work.
jjcordier (62344) 2013-01-29 22:49
Tu n'as pas besoin de montagnes et rochers pour réaliser de somptueuses photographies qui nous font rêver. Remarquable réalisation aux couleurs pastels magiques.
abmdsudi (26281) 2013-01-29 22:52
An awesome slow shutter shot, It's a great coastal scape in contrasting colours between the brownish headland, the greenish algae against the soothing sea and wonderful sky. This is another tranquil scene, excellent light, tones, details & composition seems to give a more balanced sits easier on the eye. The overall effect is very fine and so appealing as one would imagine. Fine photo works, Congrats.
manoeu (51) 2013-01-29 22:58
Really nice capture by Canon 5D. There are a couple of beautiful shots in your profile. Do you have any edit on this photo? Is it a HDR result or normal photo?
besnard (48793) 2013-01-29 22:59
Une très belle image hivernale réalisée de façon parfaite.
Bravo et bonne journée.
HimalAnda (5630) 2013-01-29 23:15
This is a very nice picture with beautiful soft tones which make a peaceful mood.
quovadis (877) 2013-01-29 23:15
Hi Robert !
Your fantasy seems to produce fantastic effects :)
Very well done as for the land without mountains.
Lovely low ground exposure which explores open sea-sky level perspective and exeptional depth provided by the sandy dunnes. TFS !
pajaran (36246) 2013-01-29 23:36
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice moment shown.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Cricri (86463) 2013-01-29 23:58
Toujours des couleurs magnifique dans vos paysage qui sont tout aussi spectaculaire et magnifique
delpeoples (44960) 2013-01-30 0:34
Dag dear Robert
This is again like a fairy tale. I love the textures on the rocks and the wonderful effect on the water. The pastel tones are magical, so inviting. But this looks too cold for a swim :)
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
bennyfunky (755) 2013-01-30 0:35
Wonderful landscape, beautiful colors, great exposure time, perfect.
marina7 (5850) 2013-01-30 1:04
amazing photo, a wonderful expression of infinity. You did your best composing the picture. The light and colors are breathtaking. Thanks and best wishes.
olive224 (1227) 2013-01-30 1:38
Hi Robert ;)
The composition is excellent, you really thought about what to do BEFORE doing it, what is every photographer should do ;)
Even if the colors are muted, it works well, giving to the seen kind of a surrealistic look
The foreground is a beauty : green blocks, black rocks floating and emerging from the cotton-water ;)
It's awesome ;)
TFS and have a great day ;)
PS : do you use a neutral grey filter and if so, which one ?
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-30 2:08
your photo has very special atmosphere and this is what I am usually looking for in landscape images. The soft colors match very well the whole dreamy mood. I love the blurred water and a little bit stronger foreground.
Thanks for sharing
jhm (122458) 2013-01-30 4:00
U bent de vertegenwoordiger van de zachte kleuren, en van de zee.
Hier zijn de duinen met de sneeuw, de rotsen van Nederland, in Zweeuws Vlaanderen worden de duinen altijd goed hersteld na zware stormen, van Cadzand tot Breskens zijn deze van zeer goede kwaliteit, als Belg bent ik daar veel aanwezig met mijn fiets, en geniet van deze streek.
Mooi perspectief beeld eens zonder zomergasten op het strand.
Pracht kwaliteit, bedankt.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen, op de grens met Nederland,
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-01-30 5:25
Ola Robert ,
I like your fantasy :) , é uma bela foto na praia com estas rochas em primeiro plano achei fantástica a diagonal de areia coberta de neve em direção ao infinito , belo céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
yquem46 (32271) 2013-01-30 5:53
Easily recognizable as one of yours, undoubtedly !
esthetic, elegant, pure art...
Another good one Robert
have a nice day, best regards
Sergiom (39259) 2013-01-30 6:02
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. J'aime la texture et la couleur de l'eau, j'aime le point de vue très bas et l'atmosphère qui se dégage.
timecapturer (30334) 2013-01-30 6:07
another masterpiece to add to your gallery of original and beautiful images. The elements here are so different and that makes it all the more compelling. You do not need mountains, beaches and blue seas to display beauty this shot is proof of that. Your artisty here is just wonderful and you have created expertly the fantasy you seek. Love it Robert, well done.
Regards - Brian.
ikeharel (37356) 2013-01-30 7:34
Wet shoes for a long shutter, I hope you made home safe, Robert.
The result is outstanding, the icy shoreline stands-out in excelent DOF and clarity, while contrast the silky sea-water.
Lovely and fine photojob done,
kasianowak (2255) 2013-01-30 10:01
Wonderful example of creative use of long exposure and carefully selected foreground. I agree, you created this landscape!
pascal13 (2052) 2013-01-30 10:31
Ton style est vraiment très particulier...J'adore.
Image superbe.Tu es très doué.Bravo.
Romano46 (4930) 2013-01-30 11:13
quando ti ho aggiunto ai miei preferiti ero certo di non sbagliare e questa tua foto ne è la conferma più che evidente.
Uno scatto nel quale traspare tutta la tua classe che riesce a trasformare quella che poteva essere una banale spiaggia in un paesaggio incantato con le dune che si perdono nell'infinito e l'acqua trasformata in seta sospesa nel nulla.
Nitidezza e contrasto inoltre sono di ottimo livello.
Ciao e buona serata
npecanhuk (53909) 2013-01-30 13:48
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
I specially enjoyed that sky and the details of the lower fg!
Soft light & colors, level of sharpness, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-01-31 5:11
Ciao Robert, fascinating composition, dreaming atmosphere, great exposure, fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
UlfE (13730) 2013-01-31 12:03
A marvellous photo. I am quite sure that most people would not see any photo opportunities at all in this place. However, with right lighting and weather and right camera angle it is possible to take superb photos. Very well seen and accomplished. TFS and have a nice evening!
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-31 13:55
You do not need mountains faitre beautiful photos, very artistic. Beautiful creation and great technical achievement. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-01 4:47
Excellent point of wiew, the effect with the water is splendid. Absolutelt beautiful image with beautiful colours. Excellent quality and teqnique.
Have a nice evening and weekend,
siudzi (23891) 2013-02-01 12:30
Lovely post full of charming pastel tones. The long exposure and green rocks created very interesting effect in the foreground. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
berek (31921) 2013-02-01 23:05
anoyher magnificant view. congratulations. i like simple but powerfull composition and point of view. lovely pastel colors.
have a nice weekend.
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-02-02 7:41
The place seem sunreal and fantastic, very good effect you created, with excellent colors. Very good work, congratulations!
Kielia (20463) 2013-02-03 6:52
what a wonderful impression! This is a very fascinating scenery that is very well captured. The composition is excellent. The moody colors and the gentle light create a fantastic mood. My compliments also for the nice note!
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-03 12:56
Robert, with your pictures is very easy to imagine!
Beautiful images causing visual excitment,inviting to take an imaginary trip to the beautiful Dreamland of colors, shades, endless horizons, amazing skies.
To discover unique places and to combine extraordinary images with songs and soft whispers!
Have a great Sunday,
korbee (6299) 2013-02-04 12:20
hahahahaha, die Robert,deze foto kan niet Nederlandser dan dit ;=],Maar vertel jij deze Noorwijker wel effe waar dit precies is,Noordzeekust is wel erg vaag,is dit niet in de buurt van Schoorl,deze prachtige ruige foto?
Groeten van Jan
jcpix (3299) 2013-02-04 17:33
Well I would say you most certainly achieved your goal, everything leads right to the focal point with this composition, amazing! I'm still awstruck by your mastery of the soft tones and lines, and there's that great sense of depth too. Very thoughtfully planned and executed. Bravo.
jemaflor (68943) 2013-02-05 11:36
What a nice photo very well managed, good effect with this Fg and the time of exposure for the water, great depth.
yaya13baut (3344) 2013-02-06 5:33
excellent capture of this seascape, well composed and with lovely colours.
an enchanting place.
danos (74020) 2013-02-06 8:27
spectacular the view as the presentation of the place with the dune on the right to not be more that 8 m.I like the creative atmosphere as the beauty of the scene.
There is a site,the 500px that your photos would were very popular,with the quality of the photos to are in the higher degree.You like it.I'm already there for one and half month.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
gildasjan (38220) 2013-02-07 4:21
Un très beau cliché avec du coton sur l'eau au premier plan.Les teintes sont belles et délicates.Du très beau job photographique.
fabbs99 (5471) 2013-02-07 9:20
Amazing as always boss. You are one of the few who I admire from the core of my heart on TE. Keep it going my friend.
mkamionka (24537) 2013-02-07 9:50
I admire your creativity. You can really make something out of nothing. The composition is brilliant here. I like the snow covered beach, long exposure made a nice foggy effect on the water surface and the rocks make a fantastic foreground. Excellent work!
macjake (39235) 2013-02-07 9:56
I thought for sure i had given you credits on this photo, but i guess not - so i'm not going to miss it this time.
I think you are the master of these nature type scenes.
the most impressive part of the photo is the lighting and exposure levels, just supreme work on that end.
the compo is attractive, colors are attractive, not much to complain about there! another winner :)
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-07 10:26
I have really enjoyed browsing your gallery. You have a very special way of approaching your subject as, in this shot, you use your skills (pov, composition, shutter speed) to exaggerate and refine.
This has an almost fantastical quality.
The light, the textures, the colours, all work together to create the mood.
My warm regards,
adramad (27556) 2013-02-07 11:31
Fascinating image with beautiful halo of unreality, certainly very creative and thoughtful.
I like that perspective diagonal of the dune and the effect of sea surface, the sky is beautiful and complements sensational.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Waylim (22357) 2013-02-07 17:55
Yes, sometimes we have to use our imagination, but sometimes you just have to look really hard for it, each place has its own beauty. It is different than the mountain. It is actually easy too take photo like this at sea leavel than up in the mountains. There are too much up and down of Peaks and Valleys that can be challenging with the light, and the cloud can cover up the mountain which ruins your composition. Well here the hillwith snow gives the false sense of being high up in the mountain :) I can see where the inspiration for imagining being in the mountain came from. Most of all for me, looking at this. I don't have to imagine being somewhere else but here. I wish I were standing there right by your side. Lovely photo with strong winter mood and the sky is just awesome.
Didi (48930) 2013-02-10 9:43
Again a nice deep foreground
Very good composition with your special style
Sonata11 (28341) 2013-02-12 15:24
striking beautiful seascape. Colors, light, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are magnificent. Perfectly well done. Very beautiful and very elegant picture. Awesome work. Tfs.
All the best,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2013-02-28 21:08
I really admire your technique when capturing seascapes or places such as this. And every time I'm in this situation, I always remember your shots. It's just refreshing and very pleasant to the eyes. Love the subtle lighting, the pastel colors and the light/exposure management. Well handled as always! Bravi!
sacavem (18576) 2013-03-13 9:52
Very wonderful and creative shoot.Superb,peacefull and relaxing atmosphere.Excellent soft colors and great framing.
Urs (11826) 2013-04-19 2:35
Stunning seaside, grass or stones like carpets in the FG and than die Mountain range at the right which boost DOF. Above the angry dark sky, there are plenty of bold contrasts and vibrant colour hues. Well done
Graal (88908) 2013-04-20 8:05
another beautiful picture in your collection. I like the composition, delicacy colors and mood in this image. Great nature.
Have a nice evening.
ourania (12397) 2013-05-22 12:10
you've created an enchanting artistic image out of natural elements. Your composition from a low point of view, the elegant way in which the lines and the foreground details draw us into the frame, the fine sense of movement on the water and in the sky, make up a very unusual and intriguing setting which is also graced by the pale light and a wonderful palette of cold and warm colours. Real or dreamlike this scenery is so appealing and inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,