Canon EOS 350D, 22mm, 1/2000 sec, F/5, ISO-100
Location: Stavoren, Netherlands, Europe
Date: January 9/2011

Nature in its Entirety January 15/2011
Image Writing January 15/2011

Frozen Ysselmeer at Stavoren
IJsselmeer (sometimes translated as Lake IJssel, alternative international spelling: Lake Yssel) is a shallow lake of 1100 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. It is named after the IJssel river that drains into it via a smaller lake, the Ketelmeer. The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in Western Europe.

The internal capitalization in the spelling is because IJ is a digraph in Dutch, possibly a ligature, and sometimes considered a single letter (see IJ (letter)).

The IJsselmeer was created in 1932 when an inland sea, the Zuiderzee, was closed by a 32 km dam, the Afsluitdijk. This was part of a major hydraulic engineering project known as the Zuiderzee Works, that years later led to the reclaiming of land from the IJsselmeer, thereby diminishing the size of the lake.
Source: Wikipedia


ijsselmeer, ice, winter, frost, lake, cold, nature, stavoren, sunset, orange

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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
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  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelover 3 years ago

    Mooi en sfeervol Joke!!

  • Dankjewel Annie voor je mooie berichtje, ja mooi en sfeervol maar heel erg koud!
    Fijne zondag, Joke;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    Beautiful piece of work hun.

  • Thanks Jaclyn for the kind comment!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Sylvia for the kind comment!
    Groetjes, Jokus;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Iani
    Ianiover 3 years ago

    Awesome image

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

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Hey Jokus,,just love this image & a nice foreground feature….cheers mate.

  • Hey Warren thanks for the great comment and Fav … glad you enjoy it!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

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

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • danamh40
    danamh40over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! January 15, 2011

  • WOW Dana, this is super!!! Thank you so much for the feature, happy;)))
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 3 years ago

    “Congratulations Jokus for your Feature!” Absolutely stunning landscape!:=}

  • Thank you so much Bella for the kind comment and feature, so super!!!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • David  Hughes
    David Hughesover 3 years ago

    Absolutlely stunning colors. Congratulations on your feature, an love your description in detail.

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

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 3 years ago

    Jokus this is beautiful.

  • Thank you so much Nancy for the feature, so super, happy!!!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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