Scheveningen Beach is Holland’s most popular seaside destination. It’s proximity to The Hague makes it one of the first outlying areas foreigners become familiar with. The town itself of Scheveningen has a rich history for sailors, fisherman, and seagoing merchants.
Always in transition, the beach’s fixtures take on new appearances every few years. The addition of fruit themed location poles is one change in the last few years. This type of pole or “paal” is very practical when pinpointing locations on the beach. Especially during a peak summer when it’s quite easy to say something like, “I meet you at the strawberry pole.” instead of trying to describe so many meters this way or that. On hot days, every meter of available sand has an occupant. Of course in quieter times, these poles make great impromptu back supports for the learned scholar.
This shot taken on the first day of Summer 2013 facing north from atop the pier using a sigma 28-80mm zoom at around 70 mm on the Pentax k10d. Some adjustments in Lightroom and cropping to tighten the composition.
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oss (425) 2013-12-22 12:27
I like this a lot. The scattered figures the clear colours and the strawberry adding that strange touch. An unordinary beach shot. Well done
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-23 3:37
this pic is crazy: the strawberry seems huge and fallen from nowhere on the white beach... what is also amazing is that u have 3 pars of couple on the beach, except a lonely girl sitted under the strawberry...