Canon EOS 350D, 33mm, 1/400 sec, F/16, ISO-400
Location: Hoorn, Netherlands, Europe
Date: January 11/2009

When its Winter and it is freezing we all get the Ice Skate Fever! Ice skating on the frozen lake IJsselmeer or Markermeer photo made late afternoon!

Ice skating is moving on ice by using ice skates. It can be done for a variety of reasons, including leisure, travelling, and various sports. Ice skating occurs both on specially prepared indoor and outdoor tracks, as well as on naturally occurring bodies of frozen water such as lakes and rivers.

In the Netherlands, ice skating was considered proper for all classes of people, as shown in many pictures by the Old Masters. James II of England came to the Netherlands in exile, and he fell for the sport. When he went back to England, this “new” sport was introduced to the British aristocracy, and was soon enjoyed by people from all walks of life. It is said[who?] that Queen Victoria got to know her future husband, Prince Albert, better through a series of ice skating trips!
Source: Wikipedia

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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
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  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

    WOUW….dat is een mooi Hollands plaatje Jokuske:))

  • Dankjewel lieve Yooltje, ja dit was genieten om weer eens de schaatsen onder te binden, zo mooi om al die mensen op het ijs te zien! Blij dat je er van geniet!
    Liefs, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • patjila
    patjilaover 3 years ago

    The Dutch skating fever so well exposed :)Have to admit…as soon there is ice it’s starting, great capture Jokus! Dit is echt een klassieker!

  • Thank you so much Patjila for the kind comment and Fav … ja prachtig he om op het IJsselmeer te kunnen schaatsen!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

    oooh!! Hollandser en meer winter kan niet hé! Fantastische foto!

  • Dankjewel Stepe voor je mooie berichtje en Fav … ja genieten als we weer kunnen schaatsen!
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 3 years ago

    Mooi, al die silhouetten met dat tegenlicht, Joke.
    Mooi ‘ijsbaantje’ ook…. ☺ ☺

  • Dankjewel Adri voor je mooie berichtje, dat was zeker een mooi ijsbaantje, hoop er dit jaar ook weer op!
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 3 years ago

    stunning capture Jokus and instant fav for me

  • Thank you so much Chris for the kind comment and Fav … so glad you enjoy the ice skating, so I did;)
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

    HELUAover 3 years ago

    How lovely!Wonderful light and tones and great compare to the painting!!:)

  • Thank you so much Helua for the beautiful comment and Fav … glad you enjoy my work!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    Excellent, looks like a great place for an old man like me to bust his butt {:>)

  • Thank you so much Byron for the kind comment, you don’t have to skate! But I would love it to see you on skates {:>)))
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Susan Russell
    Susan Russellover 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you so much Susan for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic image – everybdy looks as though they are really enjoying themselves !!

  • Thank you so much Mattie for the kind comment, yes its great fun to see everyone skating on the ice!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much Sylvia for the kind comment!
    Groetjes, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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