An older picture, but despite that, I still
The water was wild and of course I was standing
in the water holding the tripod.
Yesterday I tried to announce the birth of our
daughter. Probably you can not upload a baby
pictures on TE, because one hour later the
picture was removed. Okay it wasn't my best
picture, because portrait is a new subject
for me and one flash light didn't work..
Why upload the baby-picture: as a proud papa
you will announced it and at the same time
I wanted to apologize that I have very little
time for TE.
Isabella is born 25th April 2012 ((9:17 am)
and she is a little sweet cloud on day and
at night a little thunder cloud :-).
When you will she a picture from her and
pictures from my wife when she was pregnant
(normal pictures!!), you can see them on
my website www.alderliefstefotografie.nl
Go to galerie (gallery) and then go to
This picture is taken with the
Sony Alpha A100, with Sigma 10-20mm and
I used a tripod.
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ManuMay (36269) 2012-05-09 1:07
An oldy...and a classic!!
Perfect timing, the long exposure deserves this wnderful effect, excellent composition and contrasts and very good light management...
Have a nice day...
dta (79130) 2012-05-09 1:15
Hello Robert ,
First , congratulations for the happy parents !
This is an impressive composition , with an excellent subject (the old posts) , and a great use of ten long exposure .
yquem46 (38752) 2012-05-09 1:24
I can see why you still like it !
Graphic pattern of the waves during the long pose, a nice perspective of the wooden poles, a beautiful color contrast of the sky with the sand
A "creamy" shot
jjcordier (79297) 2012-05-09 1:43
Ancienne peut-être (quoi que!) mais surtout d'une remarquable beauté avec un superbe effet vaporeux créé sur l'eau par la longue pose.
Félicitations pour le bébé
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-09 1:44
Good Morning Robert - No sooner had I seen your little bundle than she was whisked away! No time to post a congratulation note or critique. Why don't you add the shot as a WS here and we can all enjoy your bundle of joy? Congratulations, may Isabella bring you much pleasure. I shall pop along to your gallery and have a look there.
As to this shot, a fine example of your accomplished management. Very beautiful movement in the sea and the detailed sharpness on the static poles is excellent - lovely green weeds. Warm regards Rosemary
Hellas (6947) 2012-05-09 2:04
Πολύ ωραία εικόνα!
Η τεχνική και το θέαμα συνεργάστηκαν και απέδωσαν!
Εγκάρδιες ευχές για την κόρη σας!
tedesse (25135) 2012-05-09 2:22
Piekny morski krajobraz przedstawiony w HDR.
Super kolory, ostrosc i swiatlo.
npecanhuk (75592) 2012-05-09 2:22
Very beautiful picture specially because of the long exposure!
Colors, chosen pov and composition also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Nicou (144332) 2012-05-09 2:28
quelle compo e tiamge sueprbe cpatage et compo l'effet de le'au en blanc ce rendu avec les pieux et le rochers un rêve grandisoe compo.
bravo et amitié
annjackman (21899) 2012-05-09 2:31
Congratulations on your new arrival - she will keep you busy!
This picture is magical with all the wispy spray and clouds. Fabulous colours and a dramatic POV.
Kind Regards, Ann
papagolf21 (103026) 2012-05-09 2:41
Que dire devant une telle composition ? La beauté à l'état pur. Magnifique cadrage réalisé avec maestria.
Ciel et mer se marient très joliment, j'aime ces vagues emplies d'écume rageuse.
m00n (2259) 2012-05-09 3:36
Your sea photos, with long exposure, are amazing, and they looks like from another planet. I'll do anything, well almost everything to find out how do you do it step by step.
fantastic workshop, and the stunning images, really hats off...
regards from poland
jga (1062) 2012-05-09 4:11
Great picture, the long exposure works very well.
Sergiom (81881) 2012-05-09 4:49
J'aime beaucoup ce genre de photo qui donne un filé extraordinaire avec les vagues qui montent et descendent et la longue exposition. Un très beau cadrage avec ces pieux en diagonale.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-09 5:01
you should not be hiding shots like this away as it is superb. Before commenting further CONGRATULATIONS! to you and your wife on your recently arrived bundle of joy!
I love the atmosphere and drama in this stunning image. Beautifully executed and presented. Love the colours and composition, it is an object lesson in taking this type of seascape.
Sensual and magnificent work!
Sleepless nights ahead my dear friend, but I bet you love it! - Brian.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-09 5:37
Linda esta linha em diagonal deste velho pier , bela sensação de movimento da agua a recuar para o mar , bons detalhes nos troncos, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Oceania (5202) 2012-05-09 6:00
GREGG (7888) 2012-05-09 7:09
nice composition of the Baltic Sea,
good form, scenery
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-05-09 10:16
Hi Robert, Firstly, My congratulations to you and you dearest on your sweet baby, super post of her, do the mods have a heart hey? Anyway enough of them, this one from your archives is super, love the colours and as all-ways fantastic mood, Wonderful, Cheers Iain.
Herquin (7789) 2012-05-09 10:47
j'apprécie le mouvement des vagues bien mis en scène par la pose longue .
notrap (6133) 2012-05-09 11:24
congratulations to you and your wife, and best wishes for little Isabella, may her Papa take lots of beautiful portrets!
This photo is a reason to congratulate, too, it is very good!
rychem (37459) 2012-05-09 11:43
Piekne zestawienie kolorystyczne, ladnie ujeta miekka woda, dobra ukosna kompozycja, bardzo udane
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-05-09 13:32
Your photos have an atmospheric point of view which always fascinates me. The way you capture the picture is amazing. Quality work. Excellent technique.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-09 13:38
Nice and peaceful image you've made here.
Perfect technique and fantastic colours.Very well done.
jimkil (1706) 2012-05-09 14:00
wonderful shot to give depth to the posts, the moss is beautifully rendered, and again is a piece of beautiful detail. Mood and colours are A+, simple and effective composition.
If you ever come to NZ let me know, would love to go shooting with you.
Gigidusud (21151) 2012-05-09 14:19
Very beautiful picture for celebrate this great event!
All my best wishes for Isabella and her parents!
emka (100059) 2012-05-09 14:23
Old picture from Kołobrzeg and wonderful. I am always envious that I cannot make such a silky water. marvelous composition.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-05-09 22:09
Very nice landscape shot from sea side in a stormy weather.Nice light management with Great colors and details.Superb POV and ideal time for this shoot.Perfect result!
Have a great week,
kiks (12735) 2012-05-10 4:50
Hallo Robert, aller eerst VAN HARTE GEFELICITEERD met de geboorte van jullie kleine! Veel Geluk toegewenst.
Wat je foto betreft idd heel mooi gedaan en de lage positie geeft iets groots aan the verrote palen.
abmdsudi (55208) 2012-05-10 8:43
Fantastic moment to capture the wave action here, the light was low to enable a long exposure and this image works really well as we can feel the violence coming from the waves which were superbly soften by the milky water effect. Great composition and impressive low pov while the grounes add perspective as strong focal with some nice bright colors as well. Great atmosphere, on the whole I like how it can sometimes be dynamic rather than just fluffy. Thats why this one made it for me. Cheers for the thoughts, TFS
golus (2893) 2012-05-10 10:20
First of all, let me congratulate you on the arrival of your new family member and wish you much happiness in the years ahead.
This is a great long exposure photo; impressive in all manners. You've achieved an immense depth using a strong perspective via the poles in the sea. The silky effect of water due to the long exposure looks almost magical. The deep blue sky against the milky white water looks fantastic too. I also very much liked the luminous color of moss too. Thanks and best wishes,
Waylim (25502) 2012-05-10 22:07
There is a sense of illusion I get from this photo. I know it is in reality cold and dark with cloudy sky. With the time exposure you have chosen, the wave and splash of the water feel like steam or fog, it reminded me of what I see in hot spring in the morning with steamy air and atmosphere. I better not take off my cloth just yet :) Excellent details of the decade of the posts, what use to be a pier maybe. A wonderful contrast to the smooth and soft texture of the water with great sense of movement. Rich color but yet very soothing and natural. composition is just fine.
sacimar (26661) 2012-05-11 4:20
this is an excellent image, I like the composition and the visual effect you got here, the subject is interesting, well done,
Have a good weekend,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-11 5:11
The technique of shooting and processing are very elaborate. The picture is superb. the foam is remarkable. The point of view, framing and foreground are masterfully chosen. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
brianmcc (6219) 2012-05-12 18:02
congratulations on the birth of your daughter. i hope both she and her mother are both well.
your picture is wonderful. the effect of the sea swirling onto the sand is superb. i love the well saturated colours. and the position of the wooden posts placed diagonally and leading into the sea create a wonderful frame on which to base the picture.
chawax (20758) 2012-05-13 7:22
Congratulations and welcome to Isabella ! A nice picture here. The POV is very well balanced and the effect on water is very good. I definitely have to try this technique !
Have a nice day,
UlfE (14641) 2012-05-16 11:41
Congratulations on your daughter. You photo is very beautiful indeed. I love the simlicity, the lighting and the effect of the long exposure. Excellent colours. TFS and have a nice evening!
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-05-20 3:21
I'd like to congratulate you for your new born child! Your whole family must be in celebration. Anyway, I really admire your works! Your expertise in presenting such photos are very well evident! I'd love to capture such scenes like this one day, sometimes when I am in a seascape, I'd imagine shots like yours. Very beautiful! Well composed, everything is captured perfectly! Great work!
Cricri (120609) 2012-05-20 10:30
Bienvenue a Isabella et félicitations aux heureux parents
Bel effet de la longue pose,le contraste des couleurs et la composition qui est magnifique
sacavem (18620) 2012-05-27 11:18
Good use of the long exposure, the look is real good. Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
pajaran (61932) 2012-05-31 23:17
Video sam sliku vase cerke.
Vrlo interesantan i lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad, kompozicija i postignuti efekat.
Ostali su stari stubovi i secanja.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
I saw a picture of your daughter.
Very interesting and beautiful moment ...
Good time recording, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Good work, composition and achieved effect.
Others are old posts and memories.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
danos (99309) 2012-06-01 4:24
congratulations on the coming birth of your
daughter as i saw her when uploaded the photo for the first.Really upload photos from babies and so on, is against the rules of the site.Never mind we can see her at the link you write in your note.
Eeexcellent presentation of this older photo with the wild and white waves to crashed on the wooden pier which is in ruins.
Have a good day,Danos
josepmarin (58359) 2012-06-02 4:46
first, congratulations by the birth of your daughter Isabela! My best wishes for her and for the whole family.
This photo of celebration is fantastic, in spite of its age of almost 4 years, it keeps its freshness, its beauty, and its high quality.
I like the magnificent silky effect of the water, created because of a long exposure time, which adds a great aesthetic level to the composition.
A superb work.
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-06-13 13:09
Excelent shot and good sharpness.
Have a nice day.
mesutilgim (95554) 2012-06-17 13:02
A real "masterpiece" with perfect compo and layout.
Very good breathtaking effect.
and best regards
chrisvek (7001) 2012-06-22 8:57
Amazing landscape with interesting colors,lighting and incredible atmosphere.Very nice framework and POV too.Well done!
Have a nice evening
jhm (154602) 2012-06-23 0:36
Bij deze kan ik u alleen maar feliciteren met de geboorte van uw dochter Isabelle, ik wens u en uw vrouw veel geluk toe.
Palen in de zee zijn allang een van mijn onderwerpen omdat Zeeland er nog al wat heeft staan, tussen Cadzand en Breskens.
Zeer mooie foto, het is een beauty. Bedankt.
bebbetto (40) 2012-06-24 8:09
Sincerely I canno decide which picture is the best among the last ones. Probably this one it is. Magic atmosphere and magistral technique of the long exposures.
InasiaJones (31566) 2012-07-13 3:43
Great choice of speed in order to get a nice movement and texture from the water. I really like the way the white foam creates vaporous lace around the wooden poles.
The dark sky brings drama to the scene and the green lichen looks radioactive.
Excellent work that illustrates your passion for seascapes under peculiar light.
ilDottore (5252) 2012-08-28 11:47
Another masterpiece from Poland!
Excellent feeling of moving water thanks long exposition, BTW - can you give me some details re ISO, shutter time and diaphragm?
Wonderful colours and moody atmosphere.
Greetings from Dublin!
Didi (60588) 2012-10-05 14:36
Again a nice dream picture
Good management of the low speed
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-06 12:25
Very sensitive comparison with Isabella's arrival!The softness against the hard rocks!A very elegant, poetic and symbolic picture with all the special sentiments that a father could have towards its new born baby greatly showed in a picture!
fritzi007 (11071) 2012-12-21 16:47
ich pflichte dir bei, ein älteres Foto, aber sehr sehenswert!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-24 7:47
curiosando tra le tue foto, tutte di altissimo livello per soggetto, composizione e tecnica, mi ha colpito in maniera particolare questa che nella sua essenzialità è di una suggestione non comune.
Molto bello il contrasto tra i pali infissi nella sabbia ed il mare setoso grazie al giusto dosaggio dell'esposizione.
Ottimi colori e contrasto.
Complimenti anche per le note tecniche assai dettagliate
Ciao e buon pomeriggio
mkamionka (37855) 2013-01-25 12:54
spectacular photo from my home country. I remember being in Kolobrzeg as a small child or let me rephrase I don't remember very much. Fantastic effect of the long time exposure with the strong ND filter I guess.
The pales are crispy sharp which is quite important when the elements are so dynamic all around.
fabianoleite (11773) 2013-02-07 16:54
Great effects with the waters, it looks unreal and fantastic. I like the moss on the trunks, too, they have a great color. Good work, congratulations!
jcpix (13930) 2013-02-07 17:44
The almost "toxic green" color on the posts is fascinating, it looks unnatural and yet is perfectly conducive to the image. The long exposure along with the weathered and misshapen wooden stakes give an otherworld atmosphere. The color combinations are phenomenal, everything feels surreal. I like this one a lot! Brilliant.
adramad (46542) 2013-04-29 9:37
A very beautiful image with this lineup, I think of old logs and rotting by the action of the elements, as has been wonderful, the movement of the waves, it seems like a mist swaying in the wind.
Beautiful range of color and a magnificent light, good sharpness allows us to recreate the details of the composition.
Have a good afternoon.
ourania (47166) 2013-09-03 10:23
a very attractive and captivating photo, there's so much going on in this seemingly simple composition. The perspective is irresistible and it consists of all these rugged poles that you've made look like works of art. I love how each part of the composition displays, in a discreet way, a great palette of lovely and unusual tones, their gradual discovery is fascinating. The contrast between the solid logs and the ethereal water is magnificent and there's also a sense of movement in the sky, a different kind. Wonderful work, its charm is constant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,