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Enkhuizen Houses

Enkhuizen Houses
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8869 W: 57 N: 14869] (55054)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-09-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony DSC HX400v
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-10 0:39
Viewed: 988
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Enkhuizen Houses

Here are some of the old town houses in Enkhuizen right across the water from the Drommedaris. The houses you can see here date back to the 17th century, when Enkhuizen was one of an important harbour for the VOC, the Dutch East India Company.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/2000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 802/100 mm
Date Taken: 2016-09-25 13:26
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 2090 kb

ikeharel, jhm, Fis2, papagolf21, snunney, alvaraalto, swapankumarroy, pierrefonds, mcmtanyel, macjake, delpeoples, ChrisJ, COSTANTINO, cornejo has marked this note useful
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Good morning Lars,
Wonderful bright day for this perfect POV across the canal. Those 17th centuries houses are 5 different dwellings - and I am only guessing, the front of each was added and built in later era. The sight is awesome, clear and distinct.
Bravo for this one and a nice weekend,

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24150 W: 523 N: 40344] (173772)
  • [2017-06-10 0:51]

Dag Lars,

U heeft een heel mooie plaats gevonden met de achtergevel naar het water.
Enkhuizen, ik ben er nooit geweest maar de naam herken wel door de Elfstedentocht.
Ik ben oud maar dit type architectuur spreekt men echt aan, hier is vakmanschap nodig, zowel van de architect als van de uitvoerende mensen.
Heel mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Prettig weekend,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9303 W: 157 N: 14929] (121763)
  • [2017-06-10 0:53]

Witaj Lars!
Beautiful fragment of town.
Very impressive building.
Excellent frame and colors, sharpnesstoo.
Rivew add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Nice weekend.

Bonjour, cher Lars,
Très bon sujet présenté avec ces maisons si particulières. Ici, nous avons le droit à des avancées au rez-de-chaussée surélevé, des façades mi-pignon, mi-façade classique.
Fenêtres de lucarne, je regarde tout, parce que le sujet est intéressant.
De plus, les maisons bénéficient d'une vue superbe.
Très bien.

Hello Lars,
Some typically Dutch houses standing by the canal; an image that epitomises the Netherlands. The light was ideal to bring out the colours and architectural detail. Lovely play of light across the still waters of the canal. Excellent technical quality.

Ciao Lars, great view of beautiful houses, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Dag Lars
Leuk te zien dat de tuinen net zo verschillend zijn als de huizen.
Soms is de route van de Elfstedentocht een stukje over het IJsselmeer, maar bij mijn weten komen ze toch niet zo westelijk dat ze West Friesland aandoen.
De bent wel vol van de VOC-mentaliteit, lijkt het.
Groet Rob

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10364 W: 175 N: 17475] (77647)
  • [2017-06-10 1:49]


I can be wrong but I suppose these balconies were added after the main part, the backer ones, of these old houses.
nice view and interesting sample of local architecture facing the canal.



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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13553 W: 0 N: 16002] (166972)
  • [2017-06-10 1:57]


Avec les reflets sur la plan d'eau quelle vue de belle facades de maison quel rendu architectural et tonalité cet ocre ce blanc ces vitrage quelle iamge splendide.
Bravo et amitié

hello Lars,
une bon point de vue sur cette ensemble architectural.
Bien cadré avec l'eau et les reflets.
Bon W-E

Hello Lars,

I would imagine that these houses were extremely luxurious in the 17th century and with modern updating, look like very prestigious houses nowadays. Certainly, in the U.K. renovated, old houses are at a premium.
The strangely capped chimneys are something I have never seen, or never noticed, before!
You have taken a beautiful photograph, capturing the details of the houses with excellent clarity and with deep saturation. The sunlight does work wonders!

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

Hello Lars,
This is a remarkably attractive view. I love the fact that not two of these buildings look the same. Everything is irregular in a most charming way. These are houses with great personalities and the perfect exposure and sharpness makes it a great pleasure to watch them.
Kind regards,

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazane kuce na obali, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
lepe fasade i refleks na vodi.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good day.
Nice look good text ...
Good work, nice house shown at the coast, good contrast, nice colors.
beautiful facade and reflection on the water.
Good article about the technique and the elements of the image.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hello Lars,

This is typical dutch architecture in front of a canal, very bright color contrast, tight framing, well done.

my warm regards,


Hi Lars,

The tight frame is putting the houses in evidence. The point of view is showing the details of the houses. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Lars,

C'est exactement le genre de photo que j'aime prendre. Les maisons sont très belles sur l'autre rive et la lumière les rend encore plus jolies. Beau cadrage précis et jolies couleurs.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3238 W: 0 N: 7350] (54297)
  • [2017-06-10 8:25]

It looks like toy houses, beautiful group of attractive houses, great warm light, simply an excellent photo
regards Ryszard

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1403 W: 76 N: 1244] (11269)
  • [2017-06-10 12:11]

Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3802 W: 2 N: 6249] (31602)
  • [2017-06-10 14:41]

Hello Lars,
Great view of facades of these buildings in Enkhuizen.
Good composition, nice perspective and depth.
Fine presentation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11537 W: 126 N: 20765] (107487)
  • [2017-06-10 16:08]

Hi Lars,a magnificent view on these facades,very old as i can read in your note,but very well preserved and still elegants. The scenery reminds a bit something of Milan on the Naviglio river,obviously the architechtural style of houses is completely different. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Lars,
Simple, but beautiful, it's simply beautiful, TFS!

Hi Lars
it would be a great story if you knocked on the doors and took a few photos inside the houses haha, i'd love to see how they look.

wow, take a close look at how steep those roof lines are at the top, thats pretty unique. and I like how there are so many windows too, thats another bonus. lovely shot from across the canal, cultural beauty. cheers

Hi Lars
Vivid colours of the edifices attract the eye instantly directing focus to the essentials with lovely interplay of light, shadows and water effect. Excellent take, Congrats.
Best regards

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 144 N: 24697] (121031)
  • [2017-06-10 23:45]

Hello Lars, Charming view of this row of small simple houses so close to the canal. Lovely tiny gardens. Have you made this picture from the boat or just the canal is narrow? Upper parts of the houses look old but the lower parts seem modern.

Kind regrad s MAlgo

Dear Lars

A wonderful photo, with wonderful warm light and golden reflections. The architecture is magnificent and so different to what I am used to seeing. Superb shot, well done.

Warmest wishes

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14055 W: 1032 N: 27930] (133468)
  • [2017-06-11 6:02]

Dag Lars,

Perfect density levels that have given ideal light and color contrasts and saturation. Wonderful reflections and well framed and composed. Tfs!

Hello Lars
This front of old houses is truly attractive with the immaculate blue sky to complete the scene perfectly. Nice view indeed.
have a great time

Hello dear Lars and have a nice time
and a happy new week
I love photos like this one with
the houses across the water from
the Drommdaris I leave near the sea
and the blue of the sea os the best
atmosphere for me excellent capture of the
houses with simple architectural details very well

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15272 W: 159 N: 26715] (140054)
  • [2017-06-14 9:36]

Hi Lars
Bon cadrage des maisons a l'architectures particulières, très jolie avec les balcons, de beaux reflets capturer en avant plan, belle et intéressante présentation
belle soirée

Hi Lars, very good photograph of this interesting composition with the interesting facades of this interesting villa, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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