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Archemerberg VI

Archemerberg VI
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-17
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sallandse Heuvelrug [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 13:39
Viewed: 3525
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An old story about the hill goes that ages ago a family of giants lived in Pruissen, now a part of Germany. On one day the father ordered his son to fil up the Zuiderzee, now the IJsselmeer. The boy picked up a huge bag and filled it up with sand. On his way to the sea, the bag ripped and slowly the sand flew out of the bag. Close to Lemele, a village in the Netherlands, the boy noticed that the bag had became a lot lighter and he noticed the hole. Disapointed, he emptied the bag. The result was the Archermberg and Lemelerberg.

The true history about the hill range is ofcourse that is was created by the ice ages. And that this range is actually a lateral moraine.

It could be that this photo looks familiar. That is correct, view is pretty much taken from the same position as This one The major difference is that is was taken about 10 months ago.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-07 14:17]

Hello Niek,
Beautiful landscape.POV,framing and visual impact are excellent.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-07 15:24]

Hi Niek

Another superb capture from this amazing place, but, this time, also a very nice history lesson :)
I really like what you pulled out on this last series of landscape photos from Archemerberg despite the "not ideal" weather.
The colors are really charming especially in the FG and towards the horizon and the composition is fantastic with this "S" shaped road that leads the perspective all the way to the BG. I'm sure that it's just a big pleasure taking a walk through there :)

You said that this place was created and reached the state in which it is today in the last iceage...that should provoque some interest in matters of fauna... :D Perhaps, if i ever go again to my aunt in Belgium, i should have a look...just for fun :)

Returning again to the tech-talk, i really like the small pperture you used here that mentains great sharpness throughout the entire frame and also the spot-on exposure and great usage of the ND grad filter (if i'm not mistaken).
By the way, just out of curiosity, did you try taking a similar one with the Tabacco filter?

Anyway, this is again a terrific shot!
Bravo and TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-07 15:25]

Hi Niek

Interesting to see the contrast in the two seasons. I love the path winding into the distance taking us on a visual journey through your landscape. Subtle lighting and nice POV



Hi Niek,
Great landscape. The leadinglines of the rail and then the path keep your eyes locked onto the scene. Well composed and framed. A moody feel from the cloudy overcast conditions. Beautiful subtle colors and a great snense of depth.


Lovely shot. You really have some nice photos from that day despite the weather... and plenty of practice for Scotland in the summer!

You have handled the exposure of teh sky very well, but if I had to find a nit (trust me it was hard) I find the airplane trail a touch distracting...

Lovely colours by the way


Hello Niek,
I have this feeling that in your landscape pictures of Netherland, you are looking more and more like the classic painter-artists from your country known world over for their landscape paintings.
The curving road here and that impression of a sun in the overcast sky plus contour lines of earth features are some of the factors that contribute to that impression.
The subdued colours in the picture also emphasize the impression of a finely executed painting.

Bonjour Niek
Belle prise de vue de beau paysage avec ce beau ciel nuageux et ses belles couleurs de couchant de soleil. Félicitations pour la belle lumière et les détails bien réalisés.

Merci et au revoir....JP

Hello Niek,
That road is a very good lead-in, and it also emphasis the vast landscape flats!
Good details and interesting colours in the time between winter and spring...
Good definition and a well composed presentation!
Pablo -

The white sky on you last landscapes remembers me very much our sky, always white or plumb colour. I know how difficult is to work with this kind of colours in the sky and you do great, taking advantage of them and making beautiful compositions.
Lovely placement of the path in this shot too.
Liked to see the difference with your other shot, so thanks for the link.
Best regards, Felipe.

What a difference between the two shots! The lines leading into the scene are effective. I feel like I want to walk down that path. I'd like to see a little more detail in the dark areas. I can't take my eyes off the bright sun which draws me away from your subject...the hills. At least that is what your note states is the subject. I might have cropped a bit off the right side...closer to the vertical post so that it stops the eye from going out of the scene to the right.

Evelynn : )

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