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Echo Beach

These beach huts are captured from the Boulevard of Katwijk Zee, a sea side resort and fishing community on the Dutch North Sea coast. The beach huts are operated by Katwijk family businesses and are except for the gull deserted ‘cause of the relatively late hour and the lousy summer we’re having in Holland.
Katwijk is one of the few remaining Dutch sea side resorts that retained much of its traditional character. So no rampant post-modern property development that marred places like Noordwijk and Scheveningen so badly.
In a WS is a view taken from the beach to the boulevard.

What is the background of the use of these kind of beach houses and the high density and almost mathematical order of their placement? Is it basic Dutch beach culture, has it to with the territorial drives of the locals and the Germans, the biggest group of foreign tourists in Katwijk. Or is religion maybe involved? Stay tuned for the next posting :-)
This is the start of a Katwijk and Noordwijk series. The villages where I grew up.

’Echo Beach’ was a delightful hit in the summer of 1980 and was performed by Martha and the Muffins. Released on Dindisc and a track of their also fab debut album ‘Metro Music’

PCS3 tech: altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed, added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM again.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Camera Model : FinePix F30
Exposure time [s] : 1/680
F-Number : 5.0
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2007:08:19 16:39:00
Exposure bias value : -2/3
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 90 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Normal

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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