Water of the Sorge river floods the polder landscape near Meggerdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, on January 6, 2012. It was the low-pressure system "Andrea" that provoked heavy rainfalls and storms in wide parts of Germany.
The three rivers Eider, Treene and Sorge and their surroundings, form the largest lowland area in Schleswig-Holstein. The rich nature and large biological diversity make it one of the most outstanding landscapes in the state. Characteristic are the expansive green depressions of the Eider, Treene and Sorge rivers with interspersed highland and lowland moors and natural shallow lakes. It is one of the largest wet grassland areas in Northern Europe as well and it is registered in the list of wetlands of international importance. Large parts of this region are recognised as important bird areas.
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snunney (100816) 2012-01-07 7:28
A well presented documentary shot. Nicely composed with the solitary tree placed off-centre and taking full advantage of the attractive reflections. Good colours and sharpness.
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-01-07 7:58
Ein traumhaftes Panorama. Tolle Stimmung, tolle Farben.
BluSimo (9392) 2012-01-07 8:49
the atmospheric events sometimes hurt the landscape but they create some beautiful situations good to see. like here, in this earth invaded by water, where the lonely tree can sees itself at the mirror. like the mood very much.
i wish you a fantastic 2012!
mesutilgim (95546) 2012-01-07 9:16
Nice capture of this beautiful landscape under water.
Very good pov and nice layout; amazing reflections.
TFS and have a nice weekend
quillo (11856) 2012-01-07 9:40
Hola Harriet .......
Sencillez y encanto ... una imagen que transmite "Paz",
con bonitos reflejos y la soledad del árbol dormido.
Un abrazo y feliz noche.
Sonata11 (33903) 2012-01-07 10:37
simple and single tree but a very lovely shot of nature. Beautifully done photo of this landscape. Gracious scene of nature. Beautifully executed photo. I like it. Awesome work.
I cordially greet and have a nice WE,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-01-07 11:11
This is a photo realistic and beautiful. The tree and its reflection are nice to see. Light and soft colors. An interesting photo of a winter landscape. Very good quality.
Have a nice day
bema (26425) 2012-01-07 11:15
erstmal Danke für den netten Kommentar..
ja Wasser und Regen sind dieser Tage in großen Mengen unterwegs.. wenn man bedenkt das erst vor wenigen Wochen noch alle darauf gewartet haben...
schönes Neues Jahr, und weiterhin tolle Motive!
viele Grüße Bernd
bayno (18344) 2012-01-07 11:26
Hi Harriet, you chose always beautiful landscape for your shot, amazing reflection of this dry three, the water is so firm that look like a mirror, i like also your framing and natural colors, i think this aerea is full of bird, warm regards, Valter
mauro61 (52857) 2012-01-07 11:28
immagine soft, probabilmente per il poco sharp, ma molto bella e splendidamente ambientata in questa pianura con l'albero solitario protagonista,
un abbraccio per il nuovo anno.
Buin (42466) 2012-01-07 12:08
Wieder einmal "Deine" Landschaft - und in einer besonderen, topaktuellen Situation. Das Gefühl von Weite, das auch hier wieder zum Ausdruck kommt, ist immer wieder fazinierend - hinzu kommt hier nocht die Stille...
Grüße aus dem nasskalten Westfalen. Der Winter scheint auszufallen. Gestern sah ich die ersten Kraniche in Richtung Norden ziehen ...
pajaran (61906) 2012-01-07 13:02
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar snimak usamljenog drveta sa refleksima na vodi i poplavljena polja, lepa fotografija.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Poplave prave veliku stetu poljoprivredi.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Guter Artikel über Ort und Zeit ...
Ein guter Schuss mit einem einzigen Baum Reflexion auf dem Wasser und überfluteten Feldern, schönen Bildern.
Gute Arbeit und Zusammensetzung, schöne Farben.
Überschwemmungen machen große Schäden in der Landwirtschaft.
Alles Gute für das Wochenende.
diomed (13926) 2012-01-07 13:57
your landscapes have the typical fascination of the Northern countries. This one, with the reflected three in the middle is really amazing. I like the quiet atmosphery too. TFS
abmdsudi (55176) 2012-01-07 21:39
A beautiful native peaceful wetland, a national treasure well shot on a calm day so good highlights even in the shadow areas. Those details look sharp with the focussing , with some foreground interest as the greenery add colors to the whole scene. The lone tree is very effective focal point with it's reflection further adds the impact. Although the horizontal line looks too central, i feel that the cloudscape justify your choice. Well done
danyy (0) 2012-01-07 23:49
une vue de cette nature humide et marécageuse qui dépeint bien l'hiver doux et humide que nous connaissons.
Une photo agréable d'un calme très reposant.
My best cheers.
lousat (92936) 2012-01-08 0:57
Hi Harriet,a magic place whit its colors,reflections and lights,and a beautiful pic whit a great sensation of peace and quiet.No needs artistic places to builth a beautiful pic,and this is a perfect example.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ines8 (6120) 2012-01-08 8:22
A splendid composition, the lonely tree with his shadow is beautiful and seems sad and melancholic in his loneliness... I love this picture.
All the best,
holmertz (54337) 2012-01-08 9:16
This photo reminds me of a 19th century painting with so many tones of green, brown and blue, plus the fine reflection of the tree in the flooded water. There's a very nice light on the clouds. As always an interesting and well written note.
COSTANTINO (66210) 2012-01-08 9:25
nice capture of this beautiful landscape
the reflection of the tree is fantastic
welldone and wellseen,very good pov
you did your best
many wishes for a happy new year 2012
saxo042 (37900) 2012-01-08 10:19
Nice to see a "winter" picture with green grass and a pleasantly blue sky. This must have been a day between the storms, it looks very calm and peaceful here. The lonely tree is well placed in the composition.
Royaldevon (39766) 2012-01-08 12:02
Happy New Year to you, Harriet.
This does look like a very 'wetland' area. I visited a place in Lincolnshire where a wetland was being reinstated and it was wonderful to see the birds coming down to wade and feed.
You have positioned the tree strongly in the frame and its strength is magnified by its reflection. The triangle of nearside bank anchors the viewer, providing a good sense of depth. I don't know how you would feel about cropping some of the sky; to me, it would, perhaps, give a better thirds composition and give more of a panoramic effect.
My warm regards,
emka (100039) 2012-01-08 23:26
Happy New Year!! Interesting view of the floooded area. Nicely composed capture with the tree and its reflections. Pleasant colours and nice atmosphere of calmness.
Have a nice day
papagolf21 (103026) 2012-01-09 0:51
Bonjour, chère Harriet,
Quoi de plus beau que la nature à son état sauvage. L'ensemble se regarde avec beaucoup de plaisir. La beauté générale est magnifiquement présentée.
jhm (154576) 2012-01-09 4:45
Guten Mittag Harriet,
Also the last weeks got we to much rain in Belgium with small floods in our area.
We see here an area without houses, this less problem than when we see a lot houses under water.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Einen schönen woche,
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-01-09 5:56
Ola Harriet ,
Lindo reflexos desta árvore nesta zona alagada , bonitas cores de inverno , por aqui em Portugal chuva não aparece a muito tempo :) , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Cricri (120579) 2012-01-09 6:14
Grande étendue du paysage inondée par ces fortes pluies, cela donne un effet marécageux, le top est le reflet magnifique de l'arbre, très belle réalisation
Mindfreak (108) 2012-01-09 8:31
Hello dear Harriet.
An outstanding reflection, excellent presentation, superb management of light and colors.
I marked this photo and added to my favorites, it's beautiful.
All the best,
claudeD (39635) 2012-01-09 11:00
Sehr schoene Aufnahme mit einem guten Bildaufbau. Dieser Solitaerbaum sticht sehr gut heraus. Ausgezeichnete Farben und Schaerfe. Wie immer eine seht gute Note.
Mit den besten Gruessen aus Luxemburg
fds (9403) 2012-01-10 8:56
a very beautiful atmosphere in the desert
i love the solitary tree over the river
danos (99271) 2012-01-11 0:35
lovely shot with the lonely tree to dominates the image,with its reflection on the calmly surface of the polder flooded landscape.I like this landscape view with the flood parts of the land, to makes the scene unique.
Have a good day,danos
Disabled_A (0) 2012-01-11 14:54
so, such snowless scenes are very typical for this winter, it seems!
I love the composition: the tree is reflected so nicely in the still water! a bit sad scene because there is no sunshine...
warm greetings from Stockholm!
Vasa (515) 2012-01-11 16:10
your planet without people has at least a romantic dimension and your soul like signature. I imagine your pictures 1m long and the long contemplation. Even in January. I imagine also this scene in opposite way. Your idea is clear and your post is so generous. Have the best life in 2012, dear friend.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-01-11 18:53
I like this view captured from fine perspective and reflection. The flood can generate some fine landscape view on a plane like this.
Thanks and kind regards,
npecanhuk (75592) 2012-01-12 5:30
Very calm-looking place!
I miss a bit more of sharpness, but I love the chosen pov, composition, natural colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
jemaflor (98793) 2012-01-13 0:23
Well famed with this lonely tree with the reflection, maybe more sharpness would a better result, nice light on your shot.
Silvio1953 (145703) 2012-01-15 9:25
Ciao Harriet, lovely and peaceful composition, fascinating reflections, fantastic light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
kordinator (20523) 2012-01-15 16:33
Here, I I really like every detail, composition, color, motif, sharpness...
The colors are blended so that the images look like painted brush.
Excellent running lights.
The right piece of art.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-01-15 22:24
What a silent view, but I'm sorry it is a flooding day, good frame to show the alone tree and natural scenery, nice reflection on the calm water surface, thanks for sharing an impressive view in a cloudy day.
gmg (4202) 2012-01-16 9:13
Great light, beautiful reflections and nice composition: that's an awesome landscape!
skippy007 (12510) 2012-01-19 15:43
Hello Harriet, Sounds like a perfect place for nature photography especially landscape & surely a bird watchers paradise. A lovely well composed image that is also made very interesting by your note. The lone tree is well placed in the frame, as Simonetta said it can itself in the mirror, beautiful & perfect reflection. A lovely, well balanced image.
romanaa (7984) 2012-01-21 4:55
very simple but charming image. The reflection makes the ordinary place very appealing. Great composition also.
jmdias (65119) 2012-01-24 15:35
very beautiful the silhouete of this nude tree with a canal crossing the compo. a fragille moment of life. very beautiful compo. full of poetry.
Angshu (56758) 2012-01-27 4:47
A very nice picture of the lowlands with the floodwater remains creating a fine reflective surface to the tree. Light seems to be pretty dull, even though you took this picture around mid day. Framing wise done well, but I might have suggested a POV a bit more to the right so that the tree would be closer to the left frame. An alternative I thought of! A well done picture!
genois1 (103) 2012-01-28 10:07
Bravo pour cette belle photo. J'aime le reflet de l'arbre dans l'eau et les nuages qui donnent de l'intensité au ciel. C'est à la fois une scène paisible et légèrement menaçante. Belle luminosité et beau cadrage. Encore bravo !
jimkil (1706) 2012-02-05 12:23
Hope your not freezing in Europe, love the delicate colours, the composition is pleasing to the eye, with the tree making a fine focal point. Excellent note as ever.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-14 21:29
Simple but powerful composition. Seems like Europe is getting some bad weather...rain and now plenty of snow. I like the placement of the tree. Good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
sacavem (18620) 2012-03-16 4:49
The reflections on the water are great.
ourania (47150) 2012-03-26 12:40
this is a very impressive, minimal but very powerful composition. The layers of the grass, water, landscape, clouds and pale sky compose a e strong, effective picture. Superb sharpness and great management of the available light support it very well.I love the colours and the reflection of the tree and the sky on the saurface of the water. This tree looks totally isolated and its reflection doubles the drama. A wonderful photo, well done and thank you!
All the best,