Probably the most photographed lighthouse in the
Netherlands: "het Paard" (translate: the Horse)
It's half an hour driven from Amsterdam and
than half an hour to walk.
There is some sharpness lost after making
the file smaller. I apologize for this.
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PaulVDV (20233) 2014-03-06 12:14
Ik was er vorig jaar in de maand mei.
Het is inderdaad een heel fotogenieke vuurtoren.
Mooi met de dikke stenen op de voorgrond en met de wolkenlijnen en zonnestralen die zich over de hele lucht open spreiden.
Vele groeten, Paul
danos (82577) 2014-03-06 12:16
welcome back in the site after your long absence,with this beautiful and unique scenery.I like the tanquility and the calmness of the environment with the lighthouse to be placed superb in the frame.Well done.
COSTANTINO (50525) 2014-03-06 13:23
Hello dear friend
I like this kind of photos it is not
so simple it is complicated
and impressive I could say the
beauty is this lighthouse the
boa (5536) 2014-03-06 13:45
welcome back, i hope to see many more of your pictures in the future! This is a very attractive shot, not necessary to say to much, it speaks for itself. Attractive composition, long exposure and a sky that draws attention to this famous lighthouse, well done!
ourania (25364) 2014-03-06 13:59
welcome back! It's great to see a new beautiful and moody coast and seascape from you, absorb the colours and the atmosphere and study your art. You included an attractive and solid natural frame in the foreground, the transparency and then the smoothness of the water are so delightful. I like very much how the light of the lighthouse is associated with the warm tones in the dynamic sky. The cold tones have an enchanting sweetness while fine, warm touches can be found all over the frame. You did a great job to bring out all these effects, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
tenretin (2193) 2014-03-06 14:29
You made a beautiful picture, well balanced and framed. The colors are almost supernatural. Great detail and sharpness.
Well seen and well done.
Giustiniani (2348) 2014-03-06 14:49
un beau paysage avec un beau ciel, une belle lumière et de sperbe couleurs. Belle capture.
daddo (22298) 2014-03-06 15:15
Hi Robert. A serene image in which the subtle light from the sky and the lighthouse create a gentle ambiance. The long exposure has resulted in a little miracle.ards. Klaudio.
Waylim (24938) 2014-03-06 15:39
So nice to have you back. I missed these quality photo. In this case I'm actually speech less. I don't know what to say but just really trying to soak in the atmosphere from this photo. Trying to imagine being there right by your side. What a fantastic photo with excellent quality and the colors are just so pure, smooth and delicate.
macjake (51264) 2014-03-06 16:47
you're always welcome back here my friend! We all wish you'd post regular photos!
this may be the most photographed lighthouse in the Netherlands, but sitting here in Canada we certainly don't know that...so no need to apologize.
love the effect on the sky, the rocks as an anchor along the bottom and the purple-blue color sky..very cool. well done
cebe (1477) 2014-03-06 18:43
A very beautiful photo. So sharp lighthouse and associated buildings among the blurred sky and the solid-looking flat calm sea. Pretty gentle soft colours, sky and reflection. Row of stones in foreground adds depth.
fabbs99 (15657) 2014-03-06 22:57
Goodness me ! How long you kept me waiting for you.This is not really tolerable that you can leave TE like this.I am extremely happy that you have come back and really came back with a bang.Amazing stuff once again.Keep posting cuz'TE cant be TE without folks like you.Welcome back buddy !!!
emka (72058) 2014-03-06 23:23
Hello Robert, I am very happy to see your photo again. I missed you :). marvelous picture this. It seems this is not the water but the milk in the sea. Magnificent composition.
WArm regrads MAlgo
pajaran (47712) 2014-03-06 23:27
Dobar tekst, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa svetionikom, lepe boje.
DObar kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good lyrics, nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place shown from the lighthouse, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
jemaflor (79840) 2014-03-06 23:31
Beautiful composition with the lighthouse in a focal point, perfect colors so pleasant and interesting depth with the stones in the FG, tfs.
jjcordier (72530) 2014-03-06 23:49
Joli effet longue pose qui glace l'eau et "anime" le ciel. Belle réalisation.
Ravi de retrouver tes superbes photos.
krzychu30 (15258) 2014-03-07 0:28
great to see you with a new post!
The lighthouse is beautiful and interesting,that´s for sure,but here at least for me it´s all about this special mood you were able to create and convey.
Long exposure time resulted in really magnificent effect on the water and sky,which makes the scene looks so timeless and dreamy.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (44241) 2014-03-07 2:32
been wondering where you had gone, missed your beautiful images, so great to see this new addition to your superb gallery. Gloriously tranquil and immaculately executed shot. Such a smooth sea and splendid fg texturing that makes the atmosphere palpable. Stunning!
Have a good weekend - B.
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-03-07 3:36
Well, with a view like this, I'm not surprised that this lighthouse is so popular with photographers! You have positioned it strongly in the frame, with f/g rocks to create a good sense of depth.
Your slow shutter speed has calmed the water and helped to produce a very tranquil atmosphere.
My warm regards,
cornejo (27319) 2014-03-07 4:09
Hi Robert, nice and deep view of this interesting and beautiful light, very well captured with a great POV with excellent and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with great depth, good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. A beautiful job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
siudzi (31637) 2014-03-07 4:32
Great to see your new post here! Love it! The place was photographed so perfectly with long exposure and charming tonality. Very well done!
CLODO (28482) 2014-03-07 4:39
I like the silky aspect of the water, and the clouds seeming to come from the lighthouse, nice soft hues.
SnapRJW (28762) 2014-03-07 5:06
Hello Robert - You're back and with a wonderful photograph in a style typical of your beautiful work. What needs to be said other than this is a high quality shot very much as I have come to expect from your talented creative and technical ability. Superb! I hope you don't disappear again!
Warm regards Rosemary
Sergiom (53569) 2014-03-07 5:08
J'aime beaucoup la texture de l'eau résultat d'une belle et longue exposition.J'aime la lumière sur le phare et les belles couleurs pastel qui ressortent. Le sujet est superbe.
sevy (15287) 2014-03-07 5:54
Yes, it is a well known lighthouse, but it is still nice to see it.
I like your idea of composition trying to share a good depth feeling: close foreground, further main subject and the long exposure pushing the cloud lines to background.
To my mind, it is working.
Kamilutka (8081) 2014-03-07 6:10
very lovely picture! My congratulations on the choice of the POV - the stones make very pretty foreground which is in perfect focus, while the nicely blurred water contrast with them. The lighthouse on the horizon look very pretty and the sky with its pastel colors provides good background.
Thanks for sharing
ikeharel (51339) 2014-03-07 9:12
Good to see you are back, with yet another beautiful photo of yours.
No sharpness lost, to my humble opinion, and yet, long 1 sec. shutter made a fabulous "silkey" texture of the water.
DOF is immaculate, the light-house seems to draw most attention when opened the thumbernail.
yquem46 (38378) 2014-03-07 9:32
Welcome back then !
A minimalist shot where your signature can be easily and immediately guessed
Bravo, have a nice WE
annjackman (17387) 2014-03-07 9:33
Welcome back - I have missed your unique pictures. This is beautiful and magical. The lighthouse, although small in the frame, is superb and well placed in your composition. The colours in the sky are very good and your slow shutter speed has given a nice effect.
Kind Regards, Ann
lousat (71297) 2014-03-07 12:52
HI Bob,welcome back! No needs to read the autor of this pic,your signature is hidden in the pic,this style is unmistakable..ehehe..a magnificent long time expousure to create this soft effect around the lighthouse,truly perfect,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
rogerl (1526) 2014-03-07 18:10
I can understand why this lighthouse is so photographed. You chose a great time to take this shot, with absolutely stunning clouds and purple light. I particularly love the sharp-focus rocks in the near foreground with the milky water behind them. Beautiful photo. Thanks.
ACL1978 (7463) 2014-03-07 18:25
The diffusion of the light in the milky water is really beautiful, Robert, as is the choice to keep the center of the image uncluttered, which creates a nice sense of calm. The emptiness draws one's eye to the picturesque lighthouse immediately, and it's well worth it. Thanks.
kabel (1535) 2014-03-08 5:59
Hello, and nice to see one of your photos here again. The soft smoothness of the water captures me right away as does the streaky clouds in the sky from the long exposure effect. The colors are so sublime. This is one of those moments when the senses are activated by nature.
kasianowak (4542) 2014-03-08 8:26
Nice to see your work again!
Lovely colours, blurred clouds and velvety water here. The rocks in the foreground make it three dimensional.
jcpix (11018) 2014-03-08 10:33
So great to see you around again, you've been missed. I was just looking at your Chateaux de Chillon pictures a couple of weeks ago and wondering how you were doing. A delightful return with your trademark style and quality, something we all appreciate seeing once again. As if calling out to be photographed, you've done this lighthouse proud. Can't wait to see more. Welcome back! Take good care.
HimalAnda (8444) 2014-03-10 14:03
Nice to see you back with this beautiful picture with nice soft colors. A simple composition, but a very good photography.
Cricri (100163) 2014-03-12 10:53
Belle effet donner par la longue pose sur la mer et le ciel, j'aime le cadrage des rochers avec la transparence de l'eau, le phare au loin avec le reflet de lumière, les couleurs sont douces, agréable, très jolie réalisation
mesutilgim (79234) 2014-03-21 1:37
A real masterpiece in your gallery !
Your PS is not necessary; just this slightly blurred effect adds a very unique taste to your compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
JanArie (451) 2014-03-24 12:29
Very nice photo with this long time exposure. I like the soft color of the see and the traces of the clouds in the sky.
brianmcc (6005) 2014-04-05 13:01
i love the tones in your picture, the flatness of the water and the blurred clouds as a result of the long exposure time. the overall effect is superb. you have positioned the lighthouse perfectly in the frame with the reflection of the light spreading across the water.
BennyV (13538) 2014-04-30 11:44
A real beauty, Robert. Great sweeping motion both in the sky and superb softness/emptiness of the big sea below. Thumbs up!
npecanhuk (60100) 2014-04-30 20:45
Wonderful picture of beautiful details!
Special regards to the soft saturated colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jhm (134360) 2014-05-01 4:33
Ik had deze foto niet eerder gezien van uw terug komst, maar zoals altijd super genomen en afgewerkt.
Nog in werking zijnde vuurtoren, de voorgrond en de zee vormen een heel mooi geheel.
Perfecte samenstelling ook technisch perfect.
Pracht foto, bedankt.
Goede eerste Mei gewenst,
Gigidusud (13151) 2014-05-07 10:46
Incredible, I missed your return how this is possible! Beautiful picture of the lighthouse with the chilled water by the long exposure on FG. I like the pastel tones and the calm atmosphere. Bravo!
williewhistler (12056) 2014-05-22 3:52
I do like the way that you have divided the image into three separate layers with the lighthouse perfectly placed on a third.
Nicely sharp and very clear throughout it`s a fine example of long exposure photography.
Warm regards Les.