Eckernförde is a summer resort at the Baltic coast of Schleswig-Holstein, about 65 miles North of Hamburg and 35 South of the Danish border. The name means 'Acorn-firth'. In the 19th century this city was one of the largest fishing towns at the Baltic Sea with a huge fish-processing industry. Smokehouse chimneys dominated the skyline and one third of the town‘s population of 6,000 then was dependent on this industry. Today the fishing fleet consists of just a handful of boats since this industry steadily lost importance. It is in the tourist area that the harbour is now thriving, communal structural improvements to upgrade the harbour area are currently at the planning stage.
A stroll along the harbour is a must for every visitor. However, it is not only the visitor who feels drawn by the fishing boats, locals too like to inspect the fishermen‘s catches.
Eckernförde is also the oldest spa town in the North, the first spa opened in 1831, the year from which the development of the more than ever important tourist industry dates. The potential in this industry will be exploited to the fullest extent.
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diomed (13926) 2009-03-05 8:26
it's really sweet and romantic the view of this small harbour! Nice light, amazing colours, delicious atmosphere.
Vasa (515) 2009-03-05 8:27
So nice symetrical, colorful picture, dear Harriet. I don't hurry to leave it. For my personal pleasure.
So thankful, friendly your
mauro61 (52855) 2009-03-05 8:36
un'immagine in cui hai saputo ben cogliere l'atmosfera del momento nella quiete di questo villaggio.
Belli i riflessi frutto di una buona inquadratura e perfette le luci.
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-03-05 8:45
Ein prima foto diese schones ort und dieser schoner haven.Das ort sieht fast so anlich wie velches Danisches aus.
bema (26425) 2009-03-05 8:47
eine wunderschöne Komposition hast Du hier eingestellt, klasse Farben, schöne Tiefe und obendrüber einen klasse Himmel, gefällt..
liebe Grüße Bernd
gilou530 (34) 2009-03-05 9:23
une photo trés lumineuse avec des couleurs magnifiques, une endroit de la baltic au style bien particulier, un beau travail
besnard (56126) 2009-03-05 9:26
Un bon cliché, bien saisi et coloré. Cet endroit respire le calme et est très agréable à regarder.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
rginer (881) 2009-03-05 9:35
I just wanted to upload a photograph I made in Silkeborg, similar, but no luck with the blue sky and sun. I am just thinking about if I do it or not. This photo is wonderful. Love it. Perfect atmosphere, the one I like. Very useful your notes. Colors, clouds, sky, ships .... Excellent.
ellelloo (6572) 2009-03-05 9:54
A charming photo! A very nice view of this small harbour. Beautiful light and colours and reflections as well. The picturesque atmosphere is the best here. If the trees were not leafless, one could think this is shot in a summer evening and not in the middle of winter. ;) Congratulations!
gracious (20025) 2009-03-05 10:32
Guten Tag Harriet,
Nice view of this harbour with the wonderful lights over it that created nice reflection over the water!
love the clouds as well like cotton over the sky
many thanks for the sharing
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-03-05 10:32
A title that does great justice to the picture. Charming and colorful, with a lovely streak of local architecture cutting across water and skies, it all looks so peaceful... love it! Have a nice evening, I'll be seeing you.
berek (49684) 2009-03-05 10:37
you are right its so romantic harbour. beautiful atmosphere and blue. I like light and reflections too. greetings.
leo61 (0) 2009-03-05 10:40
Es ist 40 Jahre her dass ich dort war und genauso habe ich es in Erinnerung.
Tolle,kräftige farben und schöne Spiegelungen.Besonders gefallen mir die tiefen Wolken.
Am 2.Januar hatte ich auch blauen Himmel,aber ca 30 Grad mehr.......
dip (23888) 2009-03-05 10:42
es ist lange her wo ich in Eckernförde war,und damals hatte ich kein interesse zu Fotografie,
das hier,ist ein sehr schönes Bild mit herrlichen Farben und Licht,guter Standpunkt und Bildaufbau,
Buin (42464) 2009-03-05 11:07
Das kam mir doch bekannt vor! Ein rundherum schönes Motiv mit unendlich vielen schönen und interessanten Details - und dieses Licht ist einfach herrlich. Tja, so stellt man sich "den Norden" vor...
Grüße von einer Landratte aus dem "tiefen Süden", wo sich der Winter zurückmeldet! ;-)
danos (96706) 2009-03-05 11:21
what a nice this resort near the sea with the brilliant light to floodlight the whole scene.The place looks tranquil and calmly with the ships in the harbor and the reflections to make the scene even more memorable.Well done.
JCG (35129) 2009-03-05 11:54
A very good day which is well worth this small harbor. I love the purity of reflection magnifies colors. It is true that this region of Germany is romantic and breathes tranquility. Thank you Harriet.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
saxo042 (37794) 2009-03-05 12:11
Wonderful reflections in the water and a feeling of a warm summer day, although I can see that you took this photo in mid winter. A beautiful day!
gunbud (34066) 2009-03-05 17:20
Romantic indeed with the with the orange yellow and white homes so wonderfully complimented by the lovely blue sky and clouds that make such a stunning reflection in the deep blue harbor below.
Very tranquil scenic coastal image. Just the kind of place I love.
buscape (6219) 2009-03-05 18:01
ein wunderschönes Bild dieser Hafenkulisse.
Tolles Licht, satte Farben, gute Schärfe, schöne Spiegelungen, blauer Himmel mit einigen Wölkchen und davor viele kleine Details vom Hafen, ... eben alles was ein klasse Bild so braucht. Gratulation.
Viele Grüsse aus dem Donautal,
danyy (0) 2009-03-05 23:06
un calme apparent ajoute du romantisme à la scène, dommage pour le présence de ces travaux sans doute utiles.
J'aime beaucoup les reflets et l'intensité de leurs couleurs polarisées.
aadilj (18102) 2009-03-06 1:49
Wow Harriet, this is simply fantastic and so well captured with such fresh hues and a remarkable vibrant scene
patdeph (35748) 2009-03-06 5:40
this is a lovely small harbour,and I like very much the contrasted colours,blue-white-red,superbly enhanced by the sunny light!Wonderful!
jmdias (63370) 2009-03-06 7:21
marvelous view. the strip of blue sky and the strip of waters reflecting the colors of the sky are very nice , but the best detail is the strip of beautiful houses, in the center area of this compo. well done
npecanhuk (74814) 2009-03-06 7:36
I like the colors and the brightness in here!
Sharpness is pretty adequate to the image too!
The composition was very well done and the result is a pretty pleasant and truly beautiful picture! I really like the reflection as well! TFS - Congratulations!
My warmest regards,
gildasjan (43442) 2009-03-06 8:02
L'eau a ici agit comme un filtre polarisant pour densifier le bleu du ciel.La couleur rouge brique des bâtiments est bien complémentaire de ce bleu.
Disabled_A (0) 2009-03-06 12:26
the reflection in the water looks fantastic, of course!
(For myself I have always considered such places like this rather difficult for choosing the right composition...)
Interesting view; very well balanced composition!
But, to me, it does not look like "German" at all - it looks more Norvegian to me... but this proves how little of the world have I seen so far!
And of course I like the sunny mood :)
dumbo (4541) 2009-03-06 13:46
Very good colors and fantastic mood! I like those boats, the architecture of the buildings and the perfect water reflections.
Have a great weekend!
paololg (31448) 2009-03-06 14:11
Ciao dear Harriet,
this is a really romantic and suggestive image, stupendously captured with excellent photographic quality by your cleverness. The reflexes are very pleasant and give a beautiful feeling of calm and peace. Excellent work, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice w.e.!
bucanas (2218) 2009-03-06 17:02
Very beautiful composition,beautiful place.I like the reflection.
foozi (7101) 2009-03-06 18:40
indeed a very beautiful and pleasant shot of the harbour.
Excellent clarity and superbs perspective shown. I like its blue and reflection on the water. The sky and the trees are dramatic and exciting.
Very splendid landscape and well composed one.
NB: Thanks fo liking the clock tower shot. The plants just simply thrive on the crack and crevices of the concrete building.
maltese (22873) 2009-03-06 23:03
Une très belle lumière sur ce port qui donne de superbes reflets et des couleurs magnifiques; Le bateau et son sillage donne une belle touche de vie.
C'est très bien vu et très bien réalisé!!
Longroute (19396) 2009-03-07 1:01
fine view of this cosy harbour with lovely cottages and wonderful reflections. You got a good bright light and colours.
Have a nice weekend,
brano14 (2925) 2009-03-07 8:49
I believe this is your first photo that I'm commenting. Actually there is a line going around the corner to post the comment on your very popular photo. I just quickly jumped to your intro to see is there any special reason for this,I guess it's photo quality.
Nice photo,I like that kind of distorted reflection,good colors in this crowded photo.
carper (96) 2009-03-07 9:44
very nice one Harried.
it was not easy with the light but I like the shot, well taken, good composition, fine reflection and good contrast, have a nice evening.
COSTANTINO (64146) 2009-03-07 9:57
The title is surely the best,but in my opinion this shot is one of your best..
Excellent attractive details,nice lighting,nice reflections,everything is excellent..The only thing I can say to you tonight is b r a v o,great work
claudeD (38090) 2009-03-07 10:58
amazing picture with excellent co,position, nice colors and wonderful reflections in the water.I really like this shot very much.My compliments for this excellent fotojob.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ManuMay (36097) 2009-03-07 11:12
Really romantic, it looks a nice place to rest, to have a walk and share good moments...
I like very much this special light and colour tones, warm capture...Thanks!!
Have a nice week end.
ciakgiak (30429) 2009-03-07 15:35
so peacefull and so romantic. This is a really fantastic seascape, with great colors and reflections.
Excellent POV and sharpness, well done dear friend.
Have a great Sunday.
phwall (6785) 2009-03-07 17:04
I love your shots of these small working harbours and this one is no exception. The beautiful reflections, the quaint houses and work sheds along the water front and of course the small work boat chugging through frame. Superb.
Waylim (25502) 2009-03-07 23:30
I love the reflection in this one, richer in tone and color than the sky, the reflection is really nice, I also like the rippling of the water cause be the light wind. Really lovely atmosphere in this harbor. good color and light, good composition. Thanks
bakes888 (18499) 2009-03-07 23:53
Hi Harriet. This is a beautiful sunny scene. Wonderful colours and glassy waters to reflect the glory. Well composed with pleasing symmetry. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
lancehannah (1307) 2009-03-08 3:42
You named it!A cute and romantic scene of this little harbor.A perfect shot with smooth reflections of the scene on the water gives this picture a special value,superb colors as well.
Regards from Spain,Lance
Royaldevon (37927) 2009-03-08 3:42
The colours and the light made my eyes dance, along with the ripples on the water! What an attractive scene, despite the presence of a crane.
The reflected images in the water extend the middle paryt of the shot and create a classic thirds composition. One for the text books.
Have a good day,
macondo (19453) 2009-03-08 4:36
I think this town sounds a little like the town of my last upload, which you commented on - Port Fairy, which used to be a waling town. It's harbour in the river is a bit like this. Very pretty scene you have here, with the always appreciated masts of yachts and coloured buildings. Nice reflection and the benefit of a boat moving into the picture. Perhaps I would crop a little of the sky to make the photo a little more panoramic, but I like the gently increasing darkness of the water in the foreground. Good note, thanks!
Atousa (7131) 2009-03-08 7:25
It is a beautiful clean shot with good natural colors, great reflection n sharpness.. interesting details too.. tfs
Best regards, A
plimrn (21344) 2009-03-08 9:59
this is one of those cases where the whole is vastly more than the sum of its parts. I could go on about the perfect framing, the lovely reflection, and the great balance of red, white and blue and I still would not begin to describe the harmony and balance of this sweet composition.
Thank you so much for sharing my joy.
delpeoples (57278) 2009-03-09 4:56
Hi Harriett, your capture of water and reflections is so beautiful in so many of your photos. This is no different. The landscape format was a good choice here. Everything is exposed well and the image is very sharp. Many compliments, Lisa.
Cretense (68701) 2009-03-09 6:34
Yes, the place, the harbour are beautiful, but the photo is outstanding! Great composition and framing, beautiful reflection, brilliant colours! Congratulations!
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-03-09 7:13
Harriet, this is a beautiful shot it is just picture perfect. To me it shows a place where people are serious about their love of the sea and the boats need to be on it. Colors are awesome and the reflection in the not quite flat water are awesome. Great capture.
papagolf21 (99638) 2009-03-09 12:34
Bonsoir, chère amie Harriet,
Je ne vais pas paraphraser les autres membres, je vais seulement et surtout admirer la beauté de cette composition.
Un lieu empli de charme et de sérénité.
Une très belle composition.
shevchenko (20414) 2009-03-09 23:17
Lovely local architectures, good pov to include reflection, lovely colorful view in a sunny day and full with relaxing feel, should be a good place for spend nice times, thanks for sharing.
pablominto (53746) 2009-03-10 3:05
Seems like a busy little harbour, which is nice to see these days when everything is centralized in large units!
A well framed composition, where the incoming boat adds life...
Fine light renders great colours, sharp fine details!
Niebaotan (300) 2009-03-10 7:24
This looks like a really nice place, a calm small town with lot's of nice colors and the amazing reflections in the water. Your compositions is good.
zeca (19762) 2009-03-11 21:05
Yes it seems to be romantic, Harriet. And I like the lights, creating beautiful colours well reflected on the peaceful waters. Lots of nice details to see...
Silvio1953 (140736) 2009-03-14 10:23
Ciao Harriet, fascinating composition with fantastic reflections, great light and colors, wonderful view of lovely place, very well done, ciao Silvio
cknara (556) 2009-03-17 8:16
Fantastic.I like the shadows very much.Nice composition.
Angshu (56750) 2009-03-18 2:19
Through your pictures, I have come to know and see quite a few of lesser known (in my limited knowledge) places in your home country….thanks for that! Lovely small harbour, this, captured in good light. Like the beautiful reflections of the houses, boats, the blue sky & best part of the clouds..beautiful!
rey316 (24) 2009-03-20 4:32
Beautiful winter shot while not similar to the winter. Beautiful color and detail. A good reflection
Have a good day
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-03-23 12:00
Muito bonita esta visão deste porto bem tranquilo, os reflexos das casas e dos barcos magníficos ,bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns !!
Um abraço Gonçalo
g_panakia (4031) 2009-03-28 8:52
what a beautiful scenery!!!
gorgeous light, amazing colours & attractive reflections!!!
Juntas (7960) 2009-03-31 8:12
Hi Harriet. Very nice picture; it sure loks like a nice place to spend some time. The colors are very nice, like the reflections on the water. Good pov and sharpness. Well done. Regards. PAulo
jorgi (3810) 2009-04-06 12:10
what a delightful scenery!
So warm, so full of vividness and wonderful light. Combination of red, white and blue creates fantastic combination that perfectly reflects on water surface.
So domestic, so cosy...a real treat for eyes.
magalik (6103) 2009-08-18 12:32
Very nice shot Kielia !
Beautiful colors and good handling of light !
Très agréable à regarder, très reposant !
daddo (26534) 2009-10-17 2:07
Hi Harriet. Glorious light bathing the town and accentuating the colours.I love trees and these bare filigree branches create a beautiful backing for the buildings. the blue of the water is stunning and so are the reflections. Lovely work. Regards. Klaudio.
SaidQirimli (480) 2010-02-02 14:09
Very romantic shot indeed! Beautiful colors, great contrast and POV! Wonderful reflection!
The photo you've represented imressed me with it's tenderness and peacefulness.
Thank you for sharing!
My Kindest Regards!
dkmurphys (57450) 2010-05-02 9:34
an amazing and quiet place. love the reflection into the water. only a boat disturbs the calm of the little port. beautiful.
sacavem (18620) 2011-01-21 7:31
Nice presentation of the portrait of the romantic harbor. A good view. Very nice.Delicious atmosphere.
siudzi (34141) 2011-05-28 2:06
Your gallery is full of very interesting posts! I have chosen this one with an amazing water reflection. Very beautiful place composed very well.
Thanks for sharing.
Amphitrite (1720) 2011-10-05 4:01
Moin moin Harriet,
This is an amazing shot like a masterpiece.
Composition and colors are very impressive.
Especially the reflections cause a great harmony.
Thanks for sharing,
thebest (4276) 2012-09-16 7:05
What a superb photo... the colours, clarity, POV are EXCELLENT!!!
What I love are the soft palette style reflections on the water.
It is a beautiful image.
maloutim (9639) 2012-09-30 11:49
Lovely point of view on this sunny fishing harbour. You got the reflections just right, and you managed the light perfectly.
Interesting note which tells us more about another part of your beloved Schleswig-Holstein.
TFS and have a good week.