Sheep on the dike


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Rainy Day – walk
Netherlands – Amersfoort
Heiligenbergerbeek NS-hiking path (Dec.9, 2008)

Going for a hike is a favourite pastime in the Netherlands. No wonder that so many hike-routes are described and signed, so that it is easy for people to follow the route.
For me personally: nothing as inspiring as picking up my camera and gear, and setting out for a hike, be it here right in my own neighbourhood, or a little further away… With the camera in hand, I discover beauty with every step I go! :)

These pics were made during an early morning winter walk in Amersfoort the Netherlands – Two weeks before the “Frozen world – walk”, Stephan, a photographer friend and myself the first part of this same hiking path… Most of it in the streaming rain… :(

This photo
The dikes are such a typical feature in the Dutch landscape… often, large parts are fenced, so that sheep can roam freely on them… :)

When the sheep doomed up before us on the path, surrounded by these majestic oaks, it felt to me as is we were walking into another world all together, another realm…

Misty, wet, dark and moody weather, but awesome scenery… Hope you still enjoy… (we did!) ;) …

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax 18-55 lens – Exposure 1/45 sec, focal length 55, ISO 400 – no flash
Views: 2635 – Favorites: 28 (Jan. 5, 2014)

Featured and top10 placements
Featured in Playful photographic animals (Nov. 16, 2009)
Featured in Rural around the globe (Nov. 17, 2009)
Top 10 placement in Groups of animals by Mood and ambience – group (Nov 24, 2009)
Top10 placement in Walkways with an Animal by Which Way (Dec 3, 2009)
Featured in Best from around the barnyard (Dec 6, 2009)
Featured in High quality images: Furry and featured friends (July 31, 2010)
Top10 placement in A country scene – Quality Unlimited Photography (August 1, 2010)
Top10 placement in Picturesque Scene – Even-toed ungulates (March 18, 2011)
Featured in Your country’s best (April 20, 2011)
Featured in Image writing (Apr. 21, 2011)
Top 10 in Hiking and walking paths – Which Way (June 29, 2011)
Featured in Weekly theme challenges (Aug. 2, 2011)
Top10 in letter S – Alphabeth soup (Nov. 19, 2011)
Featured in You big softy (Jan. 12, 2013)
Featured in Even-toed Ungulates (feb. 2, 2013)
Featured in 100% (Jan. 5, 2014)
Top10 in Sheep – Absolute Clarity (Jan. 15, 2014)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups, and to everyone who voted in the challenges! :)

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See more of my Rainy day – Frozen world series
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Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

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