Photographer's Note

February is a month for change. As the days slowly start to lengthen and nature rouses itself from slumber we begin again the transition from one season to the next. On 2nd February we were balancing at the half way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. In northern latitudes, you realize, the sun is growing stronger. This time of hope and light has been celebrated for thousands of years, through ancient pagan traditions, through the Christian observance of Candlemas, and most obviously now with the widespread and peculiar rites of Valentine’s Day. We are five weeks away from official spring!

The photo shows the river Sorge near Bergenhusen. It is a part of the Eider-Treene-Sorge Depression (German: Eider-Treene-Sorge Niederung) - a landscape in west Schleswig-Holstein in North Germany. It covers 500 square kilometers around the rivers Eider, Treene and Sorge. It is the largest wetland in my region and it is a wonderful address for rowers, paddlers and canoers to enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Harriet Kaehler (Kielia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-02-02
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-02-03 4:48
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