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Postcard from Helgoland

Postcard from Helgoland
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Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4300 W: 91 N: 11074] (45461)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-15
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lighthouses by Mariusz [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-12-15 13:40
Viewed: 2395
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the photos which I have prepared for TrekEarth many years ago but decided not to post it since the composition was suboptimal. I suppose I decreased my standards recently or more precisely: it is now more important what I show than how I do it.

Trip to Helgoland was quite an adventure for me especially since we had a fantastic weather and everything was so colourful!. It was my first trip where I could see remote islands with thousands of bird colonies. I have showed a more popular scene from this island HERE already.

Although I had a German friend whose first name was Helgo, I thing the name of the island originates from Heilige Land (German for Holy Land).

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Hallo Mariusz,
sehr guter Reisebericht, interessante Küstenlandschaft, gut gemacht!

Viele Grüße

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56890)
  • [2016-12-15 13:57]

Hello Mariusz,
I would really love to visit Helgoland one day and this photo shows why. What a beautiful view of the steep, red cliffs and the lighthouse and the tower give the impression that there is a charming village on the other side of the island too. The light was wonderful indeed.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3982 W: 2 N: 6702] (33232)
  • [2016-12-15 14:50]
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Czesc Mariusz,
Nieznany mi kawalek Niemiec, a bardzo urokliwy. Imponujący widok na klify, pogoda i warunki faktycznie dopisały. Atrakcyjna kolorystyka i dobry kadr

Hello Mariusz,
The weather indeed looks very beautiful making the reddish cliffs contrast strong with the sky and the sea.
The island seems quite deserted.
Very pretty cloud lines in the sky.
I've heard of the female name Helga but never of Helgo.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Mariusz,
beautiful seaside with these colored cliffs, light is perfect for colors, nice red stones, good effect with also the blue sea, tfs.

Good morning Mariusz,
Very nice capture of this spectacular place. It looks great, perfect colors.
Have a nice weekend.


Hello Mariusz,
The wild scenery looks beautiful, I have no idea why depicted it as suboptimal to post: Red roks colors and the contrast to sea is marvelous, light was OK and maybe sturated one notch too far - but this thisngs happenes, and there would be no reason to show only if it had benn "immaculate-photo". We always try and miss. Good that you had posted anyway.
Best regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13815 W: 0 N: 16049] (169342)
  • [2016-12-16 1:48]


quelle vue et compo quel rendu sur la roche superbe image et captage avec l'herbe sèches et ces antenne au sommet quelle compo et vue fanatasitque captage.
bravo et amitié

Dear Mariusz
Nice place this part of nature you captured.
Lovely sharp details excellent colored.
Perfect composed scene and lovely colors.
A wonderful postcard from germany.
Very well done my friend.
Kind regards

Hello Mauriusz,
The composition is very good despite your misgivings. It has a pleasing balance to it with these contrasting warm/cool colour palettes. Ideal exposure and superb rendering of the textural detail in the rich red rocks.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
  • [2016-12-16 3:53]

Hello Mariusz,

Indeed a lovely postcard from Helgoland with the rocks and excellent perspective and depth.
Very well captured..
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.

Best regards,

Hello Mariusz
Interesting consideration about this picture that was long time waiting to become urgent enough to post. I also do have a map with pictures like this and now and then I decide to use one. For some undefined reason they get a new actual judgement. It is like the painter Karel Appel said about his work. At last I’m looking at it until it is finished.
Have a nice day
Groet Rob

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3352 W: 0 N: 7681] (56005)
  • [2016-12-16 8:10]

Tez czasami siegam do archiwow, czesto mam ochote pojechac jeszcze raz w to samo miejsce i porownac, Emka tak czasami robi. Bardzo kolorowe skaly, swietna kompozycja.
pozrawiam Ryszard

Ciao Mariusz, fantastic postcard, superb sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2016-12-16 10:24]

Hi Mariusz
Belle couleur rouge des falaises entre le bleu de la mer et du ciel,
bon cadrage, profondeur, une netteté incroyable, très belle présentation
belle soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11759 W: 126 N: 21148] (108889)
  • [2016-12-16 13:32]

Hi Mariusz,a very old memory from your archive,but absolutely lovely,i don't understand your doubts about the composition,for me is excellent,the view is great and the quality is perfect...for me is enough..eehe...have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13703 W: 295 N: 27291] (109601)
  • [2016-12-17 8:28]

Witaj Mariusz,
nice the view as the presentation of the place with the reddish rocks to dominating the scene.The antennas on the edge of the rock and the blue sky make the image more attractive.


Dobro vece.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazane litice sa antenom i more, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa interesantnim oblacima. Lepa priroda i oblaci, lepo mesto sa lepim pogledom na pucinu.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje, srecno.

Good evening.
Interesting and beautiful view, a good text ...
Good work, nice cliff shown with antenna and the sea, good contrast and perspective, beautiful colors, nice
caught moment with interesting clouds. The beautiful nature and the clouds, a beautiful place with a beautiful view of the open sea.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best, good luck.

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new week
excellent photo remitted from you to
all of us this island seems deserted
but I like the way you captured it

Bonsoir, cher Mariusz,
Cette image n'a rien perdu de sa beauté avec ces falaises rouges et son aspect sauvage faisant face à l'océan.
L'image est de qualité.

Hello, Mariusz!

The view of these red cliffs by the seaside is beautiful, making a great contrast with the sea and the sky! The antenna is a perfect focal point here, and the sky is beautiful! Wonderful place and composition!

Hello Mariusz,

good image, I like the cliff and the sky, the structures we can see at the back capture my attention too, well seen,

Best regards,


Hi, Mariusz.
Sensational panoramic of these cliffs, which attract attention for this reddish color of them, ideal contrast with the blue of the sea, the sky also blue has a few white clouds very pictorial.
A magnificent color that gives much chromatic richness to the image.
Very good lighting management and very good sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
I wish you a nice week.
Best Regards.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10134 W: 144 N: 25354] (123461)
  • [2016-12-19 15:31]

cześć Mariusz, Dla mnie zawsze bardziej istotne jest, żeby zdjęcie było ciekawe niż perfekcyjnie wykonane. Temu zresztą nic nie można zarzucić, chociaż uważasz za suboptymalne. Ciekawe czerwone klify, szkoda tylko, ze ta latarnia morska taka malutka. Z lewej jest jeszcze jakaś szpiczasta wieża, pewnie kościoła. super ostrość.

Pozdrawiam Małgorzata

Really amazing view, these formations make a nice drawing which is completed by the sea, very beautiful indeed. Good work, congratulations!

Dear Mariusz

Wow that wispy blue sky is just magic and perfectly offsets the dramatic textures of the rocks. They are a beautiful and nice and sharp.

Warmest wishes, have a great day

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2016-12-27 15:04]

Hallo Mariusz,

Not what I would have expected from the North Sea coast of Germany. Looks more like the south of France around the Mediterranean. Wonderful warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!

Witaj Mariusz, very good view of this interesting and beautiful coast, very well composed and captured in this good and beautiful photograph. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and beautiful work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Hi Mariusz
I knew something was strange, i had to look at your MAP to see exactly where in Germany this was taken...certainly doesn't look like the usual German photo :)

is that a lighthouse out there? I'll have to check and see how many other people have posted from here, i get the feeling not too many.

Personally, i've never even heard of this place before.
the clouds are awesome, streaking across the sky, and the contrasting red stone works well with all that blue.
glad you posted it

Ciao Mariusz
la conformazione rocciosa è molto particolare, il colore rosso è venato di bianco e questo mi piace.
Bello anche il cielo.

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