The view is of the Kieler Förde on the coast of northern Germany.


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  • InfinityRain
    InfinityRainabout 7 years ago

    sigh This is breath taking Christiaan! What a beautiful place to reflect and get back in tune with Mother Earth

  • Christiaan
    Christiaanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks! :) The photo makes it look more that way than it actually was.

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaabout 7 years ago

    I agree – breath taking it is… this is so exquisite – I love it! Sensational work!

    PS: Thanks for commenting on “To Highway”… also what is HDR…? I know Alexkess uses it alot as well…?

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 7 years ago

    This certainly does have a feel of peace and serenity! Wonderful depth!

  • Christiaan
    Christiaanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Paul and Mel :) Your comments mean a lot to me!

    HDR = High Dynamic Range photos. This means, combining 3 exposures, or more, into one. I use Photomatix to make the HDR out of the 3 photos. You can get a free trial at

    HDR can be used in many different ways, as you will have noticed. Alexkess uses it differently than I do.

  • JasonSmithPhotogs
    JasonSmithPhotogsabout 7 years ago

    Great photo Christiaan!

    Also Paul HDR lets you be able to see the shadows and the bright parts of photos in the one image as it combines dark and bright exposures.

  • Bart The Photographer
    Bart The Photo...about 7 years ago

    fantastic effect here. such vivid colours. i really like this HDR technique.

  • Cliff Vestergaard
    Cliff Vestergaardabout 7 years ago

    Unreal shot love it !

  • Christiaan
    Christiaanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    Jason, yes youre right, allthough in this case I could have used a polarizer filter, if I would have had my DSLR back then already. Since I didnt have either the DSLR or the filter, there was no other way to get the blue sky except HDR. HDR also contributed to the softness of the grass. I even made the shadows a bit darker again in photoshop eventually.

  • vjwriggs
    vjwriggsabout 7 years ago

    wow this is really nice breathtaking for sure

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