Walking in Naarden
I live pretty close to one of the most charming towns in The Netherlands, called Naarden. The historic centre was built within the fortifications of a star fort (see the map view). This photo was taken from the other side of the moat and shows the top of the fortified wall, where a lady was just walking her dog, and the tower of the Grote Kerk (Great Church). Naarden was granted city rights in 1300 and used to be the most important town in the region Het Gooi for many centuries, but has now been surpassed by its neighbours Hilversum and Bussum.
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/640 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 7726/100 mm
Date Taken: 2016-03-12 15:50
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 5902 kb
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cornejo (46726) 2016-04-06 11:49
Hi Lars, greetings today are neighbors. Very good picture of this interesting composition, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly realized, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (152867) 2016-04-06 11:59
Ciao Lars, lovely composition with fantastic bell tower, fine details, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (72491) 2016-04-06 12:15
now I have a question for you...that little red door at the top...what is that??? Is that for real? is that used or is it just for decoration?
I like these perspective shots, the lady looks to be super tall because of the bg church in this set up.
very attractive tower, charming indeed.
alvaraalto (20328) 2016-04-06 12:42
Humor en perfectie. Wat wil je nog meer van een foto.
Maar waar is de hond?
Fis2 (106292) 2016-04-06 13:27
A good idea.
Very interesting it looks.
Very impressive tower!
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Lady add flavor to this composition.
carlo62 (54900) 2016-04-06 13:34
bel colpo, ottima qualità ed eccellente inquadratura.
La bella torre sembra parte integrante del terreno, quasi come un albero che è nato e cresciuto in questo luogo.
papagolf21 (109194) 2016-04-06 14:09
Bonsoir, cher ami Lars,
Très bien cette composition, l'oeil est aux aguets et sait appuyer au bon moment sur le déclencheur.
Le résultat est spectaculaire.
Royaldevon (43325) 2016-04-06 15:38
What a great viewpoint!
You have made the church tower appear to be emerging from the ground, like some super, large rocket! The effects of perspective are wonderful!
You timed it very well, the lady appears to have mole hill for a foot! Love it!
My warm regards,
pierrefonds (71077) 2016-04-06 15:59
You have captured well the action of the walker. The point of view is showing the details of the tower. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
jmdias (68615) 2016-04-06 17:26
marvelous inclusion of the personage and the upper side of the tower whose shapes are so beautiful. I liked these details. excellent quality of image.
ChrisJ (117741) 2016-04-06 17:41
I like the unusual pov showing just the top of the spire. The person adds a fg focal point & animates the scene. Good sharpness and the grassy hilltop must be quite high to be overlooking the tower. Tfs!
berek (50508) 2016-04-06 20:31
the eye is alert and knows the right time to press the shutter button. simle but powerfull composition. i like it very much dear Lars.
ikeharel (78229) 2016-04-06 21:38
The clock and tower of the Grote-Kerk just above the dyke contourline - but that was enough to show the beautiful clock and the differences between the old fort edifice and the tower that I think built later in time. The lady with her dog(no dog in sight - but I taken your word for it...) is nicely caught at the moment taken the picture.
Well done a charming photo.
jemaflor (103065) 2016-04-06 23:46
Original composition with the lady, interesting presentation for this tower, excellent light and sharpness, well seen and taken, tfs.
emka (106662) 2016-04-07 0:14
Hello Lars, Nice to see the place where you are living. I must check in on the map. I haven't heard about the Naarden, but I am sure it is charming place. beautiful tower with the funny red windows. Is it possible to climb it for the view. Nice inclusion of the walking lady. Interesting composition with the most part of the tower behind the hill (?).
WArm regrad s Malgo
holmertz (59044) 2016-04-07 1:30
This is absolutely one of my favorites among your photos. I like this kind of uncomplicated but surprising and amusing composition with few ingredients. The original view of the church tower, the seemingly unrelated elements and the clear colours appeal to me a lot. It's a smart and well cropped photo of the kind I would have liked to take myself.
Nicou (150964) 2016-04-07 3:22
quelle image superbe ce personnage qui marche sur le pré cette églsie la solitude de l'homme à côté de ce clocher fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (88217) 2016-04-07 6:25
Un magnifique cadrage vertical. La dame est parfaitement placée dans l'image en opposition avec ce clocher qui semble sortir de n'importe où comme pour créer la surprise.
jhm (159925) 2016-04-07 8:13
Ik zou alle stenen kunnen tellen op de gevel van de kerk.
Ook de leien op het dak zijn scherp om naar te kijken.
De klok en de wandelaarster zijn een heel mooie aanvulling.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.
Prettige dag verder,
ourania (51079) 2016-04-07 8:26
the lady walking pensively whilst holding the free leash, is a great addition to the presentation of the imposing tower. I like that she's passed the tower, offering us a clear view of it and associating herself with tower and the clock too. You included a solid base and a delightful backdrop. The textures and the colours are wonderful, absolutely natural. A great composition, apart from the original presentation it offeres, it makes me think what a lovely daily walk this must be. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
rychem (42552) 2016-04-07 8:43
Perfect observation, this was the opportunity I could not resist, great moment and perfect execution
Hanssie (10886) 2016-04-07 11:33
Zo'n mooi gezicht, een halve kerk, geweldig idee om dit zo te doen !
mesutilgim (97474) 2016-04-07 12:09
Very nice capture which lets the viewer to look at again and again.
Very good pov !
TFS and best regards
pajaran (65694) 2016-04-07 22:28
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazana kula sa satom, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa prolaznikom.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje, srecno.
Beautiful view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work and compositions, beautifully demonstrated by a clock tower, a good contrast and sharpness, nicely captured the moment with a passer.
A good article on the technique and the elements of the recording.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best, good luck.
danos (103094) 2016-04-08 2:12
nice the snapshot with the passing by woman in front of the bell tower to adds life and scale in it.I like the excellent clarity of the image with the contrast of the colours to are captured and presented superb.I like the placement of the woman in the image.
Cricri (125818) 2016-04-08 3:40
Un côté original de prendre le clocher, a l'architecture intéressante, belle présence de la dame, très belle réalisation
mkamionka (39937) 2016-04-08 6:48
very well spotted.
The tower has a lovely architecture itself. It is quite characteristic Dutch I believe looking at the white lines at the connecting surfaces in the roof structure.
Very surprising effect with the man being so high in there. Fantastic sky too.
Have a great weekend,
delpeoples (59772) 2016-04-08 7:00
This photo is a beautiful study in perspective. The way you have composed it is very artistic and has great visual impact. The colours are beautiful, as is the architecture itself. What a cute little town you've found for us. Shhhhh don't tell too many people, let's just keep it our little secret.
Cheers and happy weekend
Graal (103038) 2016-04-08 9:32
fine composition, good idea. Nice view of tower with clock. The walking woman lets this Gothic tower for comparing the scale. Good shot.
Have a nice WE.
adramad (49504) 2016-04-08 9:42
A very curious and original composition, I guess the effect of the slope, with grass in the foreground we see the effect of the tower is not tall, but the windows outlined in brick and pointed roof are ideal.
A gorgeous photo with beautiful natural colors, very good lighting and excellent sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
You enjoy the weekend.
Didi (60590) 2016-04-10 1:34
Very nice picture under good lights ambiance
Interesting compressed perspective with the telelens
Hansaphotos (8687) 2016-04-10 11:25
I really enjoy this nice composition. I like the simplicity of the scene. Creative way to show the church. You make us curious how the rest of the curch looks like and how the view would be over the hilltop. The woman is perfectly placed in the frame. Lovely work:) TFS.
mcmtanyel (28962) 2016-04-10 20:19
I like the view of the tower rising out of the ground. The blue sky emphasizes the pretty shapes of the tower. The lady walking her dog provides dynamism.
shevchenko (20548) 2016-04-14 21:26
Good pov and creative iedea to frame scenery at foreground and background, beautiful old architecture, nice charming view in a sunny day, distinct photo, good shoot.
dta (82308) 2016-04-23 4:43
Hello Lars ,
For sure , very different from the aerial view !
But an original picture , with the perspective of the walking woman with the tower emerging from the grassy elevation .
boa (7663) 2016-04-24 11:09
this is a cool and effectful shot. It looks the church coming up from the ground or have been covered with soil and sand after a storm. I like the simplicity in this scene, few elements and a creative composition, well done!
Have a nice evening/
kiks (12759) 2016-05-18 6:46
Mooi gebruik van de dijk om deze goed gelukte compositie te maken. Mooi scherpte en licht.
adores (46363) 2016-06-01 18:37
Very beautiful tower with those little red doors. Your pov and composition are great, including the woman in foreground. Looks like a very peaceful moment!
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (43386)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2016-03-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC HX400v
- Exposure: 1/512 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Gooi en Vechtstreek [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2016-04-06 11:34
- Favorites: 1 [view]