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Frozen Sun

Once in a while the grey Dutch winter behaves like a real winter. The direction of the wind changes to the east, north-east, importing cold air directly from the Arctic. This dry air clears the cloudy sky causing the temperature to drop far below zero. The sun does hardly elevate itself. The normally intense light feels like slowing down as well, leaving it more time to interact with the icy surfaces surrounding you. All of a sudden you enter a fantasy world here in Holland that will only exist for a few days. You are only given a few moments to freeze the scene – if you’re lucky!


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  • UNESCO World Heritage, Kinderdijk, The Netherlands
  • Nikon D300 with Nikkor 18-200mm VR


  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    wow what a stunning frozen moment of magic .. and with a windmill too!!

  • We don’t see it like this everyday! ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...almost 5 years ago


  • I think I need to crop it a little though – to put the emphasis right! thx for your support! ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...almost 5 years ago

    maybe you right, i like the space above and around, but sharp line in the corner is probably unnecessary, still….it’s such a captivating image!

  • I’ve cropped the image – putting the emphasis right! thx ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature on 16 May 2010!

    Keep the great work coming!

  • thx for your support! ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • bazcelt
    bazceltalmost 5 years ago

    and i thought it was cold here! great image!

  • A few degrees do make a lot of difference! thx ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonalmost 5 years ago

    Magical shot! LOVE IT!!

  • Appreciated! ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • NinaF
    NinaFalmost 5 years ago


  • thx ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • ronholiday
    ronholidayover 4 years ago

    Great one! Intense yet so peaceful — yes it does look cold..

  • thx for your support! ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • kellym
    kellymover 4 years ago

    beautiful contrast of the cold of winter and ice with this amazing orb of gold — stunning!

  • Thx Kelly! ;-)

    – ferryvn

  • Ian Stevenson
    Ian Stevensonover 4 years ago

  • Thx – Happy to contribute ;-)

    – ferryvn

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