In the Netherlands we have two types of dykes, Summerdykes and Winterdykes. The reason is that during winter the level of the rivers gets much higher then in summer. The summerdykes protect the agricltural land which is used during the summerseason but might (and mostly will) flood during winter.
You won't find any houses in the area which could flood during wintertime but you might find other interesting things, like this boat, half filled with rainwater and still pretty unreachable due to the high waterlevels and the muddy ground.
This photo was taken in the foreland of the Lek river not too far from Utrecht (about 15km), just in front of the winterdyke which you see in the background. I did not get wet feet taking this photo.
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carper (96) 2007-04-10 12:25
hele fraaie compositie Harko,
leuk dat je er weer bent.
de boot doet het goed in deze technisch goed genomen foto. de kwaliteit is hier uitstekend, mooie details, fraai werk.
besnard (53163) 2007-04-10 12:25
Cliché agréable à regarder avec de belles couleurs douces. Le bâteau qui attend pour la promenade. L'ensemble est bien équilibré.
Bon travail - merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-04-10 12:27
Excellent compo with the trees in the left third and the boat on the right. The colours are very good and the red boat adds to the beauty of the place and the balance of the picture. Well done.
atlantida (2323) 2007-04-10 12:36
Lovely nature, great colors, it's so flat it surely tells that it;s Netherlands, the half sinked boat gives a little exciting to the photo.
korbee (6617) 2007-04-10 12:37
Hallo Harko,een lekkere strakke recht toe recht aan foto,mooi rustig.
isade1975 (3372) 2007-04-10 12:51
Very nice composition, I think the colour of the boat is a great effect for the photo. Very nice light too.
jaywalker (16095) 2007-04-10 13:21
Hi Harko, What a lovely photo, the composition is excellent & beautiful pastel colours, there is superb light & excellent focus, a stunning peaceful scene, kind regards Wilson.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-04-10 14:16
Hi, my friend!
It is nice view from Holland. Colours are very warm and nice. I like your composition and conception. I like loney red boad. It is relax photo. Well done.
asajernigan (21132) 2007-04-10 14:48
This is a great shot with an interesting note. The colors are great with nice sharpness and detail. Your composition is nice with a good POV.
Burberry1 (6041) 2007-04-10 15:12
Very idyllic and calm atmosphere, nice compo, light and colors.
Pleasant work, thanks, A.
gilou530 (34) 2007-04-10 16:52
photo pleine de calme d'une nature sauvage, la barque est super bien positionnée et les couleurs sont trés belles
Durius (1288) 2007-04-10 17:39
Simple sight, simple composition but very nice captured ...
Goed work !
lasscor (7640) 2007-04-10 17:54
Lovely composition, full of softness and tranquility.
Nice framing, landscape, colors and light.
The red boat adds a plus to your composition.
barni (15751) 2007-04-10 18:10
Une barque qui ne m'inspire pas confiance...
Joli cadrage et des couleurs bien mélangées et contrastée.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-04-10 18:12
A beautifull combination of water, land and sky. Very nice natural colors, except perhaps for the red of the sunk plastic boat, but since the red is slightly faded, it fits wel in the image. Very good sharpness.
All the best,
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-04-10 18:14
what a peacefull place; The colors are natural and beautifull. Composition and frame are perfect
paura (47166) 2007-04-10 19:07
Lighting and colors really nice here. The winterdyke in the background is a nice composition.
ktanska (24618) 2007-04-11 2:31
Good composition of red green and blue. The boat is well placed. Picture is full of spring feeling, maybe the level of water is going down soon. Thanks for the interesting note.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2007-04-11 4:14
such a calm and quiet atmosphere...beautiful sunny day and Holland ambience...well captured!
take care, Ivana
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-04-11 4:32
Wooooooooooow. What an excellent colours! The compo with the boat on the right is good as well.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-04-11 6:08
A nice little compo by the water, with a boat placement and color that attracts well the eye, interesting note as well for I did not know about these two types of dykes.
Have a nice day,
Yffic (6106) 2007-04-12 7:07
Belle photo bien equilibrée avec de jolies couleurs printanières.
On peut remarquer un léger flou en haut à gauche mais ce n'est pas bien grave.
Pascale (10456) 2007-04-14 2:00
Un paysage très agréable avec ces arbres et ce bateau en opposition ,un cadrage bien équilibré et de très belles couleurs.Très reposante photo
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-04-14 11:03
Wonderful landscape, superb colours, specially the way the blue, green and red combine.
With Greetings from India
cam (9041) 2007-04-15 22:05
What a beautiful composition.
I like the richness of the colors,which are still absent here,in a good saturatin,just enough.
Composition well balanced with the trees on the left and the pole with the boat on the right.
It will not be tomorrow that the owner will take a ride.
Have a good week
capthaddock (28790) 2007-04-17 17:59
The landscape may be simple but it definuitely givers the feeling peaceful serenity, the positions of the boat and trees are right on.
maduixeta (1795) 2007-05-04 17:11
beautiful shot! The colors are great, and good composition with the boat on the right. This photo transmits calm. Good work,
tinamunk3 (6404) 2007-07-07 13:37
A great collection of beautiful landscape shots you have in your gallery. I like this one. So well composed....you sure have thought of all the details. Very nice colours, light and sharpness.
B-F-G (322) 2008-04-21 2:07
a very good, peacefull composition. Simple, yet its all you need to get a good impression of this landscape.
kiks (11749) 2009-10-10 14:49
Prachtig licht en zo Nederlands! Simpel maar een hele mooie compositie.
- Copyright: Harko Pilot (TravelerNL) (3011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100, SONY 3/5-5.6/18-70
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Dutch river and polder landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-10 12:20
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