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Old Enkhuizen

Old Enkhuizen
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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: 2017-06-11 22:57
Viewed: 928
Points: 72
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Old Enkhuizen

My fourth photo from the city of Enkhuizen is basically a combination of two previous posts, namely this one and this one. At the left hand side you can once again see the old town gate called Drommedaris.

Located on the shores of Lake IJsselmeer, which was created after the closure of the Zuiderzee by the Afsluitdijk in 1932, Enkhuizen used to be one of the most important harbours in The Netherlands during the Dutch Golden Age (16th century), the heyday of the Dutch East India Company, VOC. Enkhuizen is situated in the region of West-Friesland in the province of Noord-Holland.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2016-09-25 13:24
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1406 kb

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Hello dear Lars and have a nice time
and a happy new day
I love this photo too presenting
this place from another point of view
impressive and interesting

Hi Lars
awesome photo once again. that Old gate is the best.
I forgot to ask you last time....is it possible to walk UP the gate on the inside? Any views of the town up there maybe?

Water reflections, old homes, old gate, water ways, warm light...so much to appreciate and its easy to see why you wanted to capture and post this one. fine photo all the way. Cheers

Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep refleks na vodi i arhitektura.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Good day.
Interesting and nice view, good text ...
Good work, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast and perspective, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured.
A beautiful reflection on the water and architecture.
Good article about the technique and the elements of the image.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best for the new week, which began, good luck.

Hi Lars,
a photogenic POV, lovely water reflections, nice architecture with houses and tower, the light is perfect, tfs.

Good morning Lars,
Perfect scene from that small town. A genuine Dutch scene with charming elements. Well taken.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 144 N: 24697] (121031)
  • [2017-06-11 23:52]

Hello Lars, It is similar to your another photo but this tower is so special and the bridge so nice that it deserves to be shown once more. Lovely houses and charming place near the bridge.

Kind regrad s Malgo

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9303 W: 157 N: 14929] (121763)
  • [2017-06-12 0:43]

Witaj Lars!
Interesting view, very curious bridge.
I like POV, composition and colors.
Beautiful buildings.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hello Lars,
Another fine capture from this attractive little town by the sea. The composition has a pleasing balance to it and is delightfully illuminated. Agreeable natural colours and very good sharpness.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10364 W: 175 N: 17475] (77647)
  • [2017-06-12 1:41]


this is the most complete view, it includes the tower, the houses and the bridge we saw in the other previous compos. marvelous pov and blue sky. the view is very sharp and framed. perfect.



Bonjour, cher Lars,
La Tour polylobe, son pont levant, et ses charmantes maisons bordant le chenal, que demander de plus au point de vue beauté d'ensemble.
Regarder avec intérêt.

Hello Lars,
I recognize of course everything in this photo, but still you manage to inject new life into the view with this combination of the gate building and this charmingly odd buildings. The wonderful light and colours and the fine reflections once again make the photo very well worth a good look.
Kind regards,

Hello Lars,

This really is a splendid view showing the relationship between the gate, the bridge and the lake.
The details of the buildings are crisp and clear in this lovely light.
The reflections in the gently rippling water add a whole, new dimension.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Dag Lars
Mooi beeld met de witte ophaalbrug die het linker en rechter deel van deze voorstelling zo fraai met elkaar verbindt. Een dan nog de perfecte lucht en de fraaie waterspiegeling. Je komt ogen te kort.
Groet Rob

Hi Lars,

I like the reflections on the water. The point of view is showing the details of the tower, of the bridge and of the houses. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24150 W: 523 N: 40344] (173772)
  • [2017-06-12 6:13]

Dag Lars,

Nederland is echt een fotogeniek land, zeker wanneer men naar het Noorden trekt.
De waterlopen en de oude ophaalbruggen, en toegang torens, zijn speelgoed voor fotografen.
Lars u moet genoten hebben wanneer u de foto maakt en dit met een schilders oog.
Heel mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Groeten uit Vlaanderen,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13553 W: 0 N: 16002] (166972)
  • [2017-06-12 6:38]


Avec les reflets sur le plan d'eau quelle vue et image quelle tour et captage quelle vue et image sueprbe compo et vue ce pont tout blanc quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Lars,

This is almost similar your previous image, excellent blue sky helped the entire frame more vivid, a nice wide angle view and good color, very well depth image.

warm regards,


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

Bonjour Lars,

J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur ce bel ensemble de maisons sur la rive ainsi que sur cette tour grise sur la gauche. Le petit pont blanc joint bien les deux parties. Superbe ciel.



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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15272 W: 159 N: 26715] (140054)
  • [2017-06-12 8:09]

Hi Lars
Sublime lumière sur tout l'ensemble , bien pris avec les reflets sur l'avant plan, très belle réalisation
belle journée

Hello Lars,

good image of this place, I like the composition with the reflections, the buildings are also beautiful, well seen and presented,

Best regards,


Superb light condition and the colors came out in most vividness possible, Lars.
The white typical bridge is a great focal spotted on the very far side. Just wonder if the old gate-tower is a bit skewed standing?
Its a nice complementary to the previous photo posted.
Good evening,

Hallo Lars,
Vanuit een ander standpunt een mooi zicht op de stadspoort met de opmerkelijke naam, de brug en de huizen.
Van hieruit gezien, lijkt het eerder als een stadje gebouwd op het water, een ander Venetië in het noorden.
Het licht en de kleuren zijn heel mooi, evenals de weerspiegelde tinten in het golvende water.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11537 W: 126 N: 20765] (107487)
  • [2017-06-12 16:05]

Hi Lars,a lovely mix between your last close-ups,a large view very well exposed and very bright,this village is full of beautiful opportunities....well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Lars,
Thanks for this lovely photo that answers my question: It is a draw-bridge! Excellent summary that shows everything in context.

Hi Lars
A pristine capture when the glowing colours creates a lovely overall impact to this charming old harbour, and the water drama to finish off harmoniously. A very fine capture, Congrats
Kind regards

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14055 W: 1032 N: 27930] (133468)
  • [2017-06-13 7:02]

Hi Lars

Perfect density levels with good sharpness and marvellous reflections in the limpid waters of the canal. The bridge is well positioned near the vanishing point. Tfs!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3802 W: 2 N: 6249] (31602)
  • [2017-06-13 13:22]

Hello Lars,
Interesting picture from Enkhuizen with wonderful architecture, unique place.
Very good composition with perfect exposure and good color saturation.
Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation

Hello Lars,
I like this combination of the old town gate, and the charming houses on the water. As you know, NYC was settled during the Dutch Golden Age. Maybe some early NYC inhabitants came from this town or others just like it. :-) The small bridge is also very nice.

Hi Lars,
Good comment, very good, perfect screen and colors, well done!

Best wishes

Hello Lars,

another very fine picture from The Netherlands showing this interesting view with bridge typical for this region.Very fine composition and light managment.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello, Lars!

The architecture of the houses is very beautiful, and the reflections on the water look very nice! Excellent colors with this open sky, and the sharpness is also very good! Wonderful composition! Well done!

Ciao dear Lars

The light here is simply breath taking and you have got the best out of the reflections and the rich warm tones in the architecture. The subject matter is also very characteristic charming. A city I had never heard of before your excellent note. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely weekend.

Warmest wishes

Ciao Lars
quante belle cose in una sola composizione.
La foto è molto bella e interessante, di ottima qualità e con bei colori, devo ricordarmi di questo luogo.

Hello Lars, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with this beautiful view, very well captured in this beautiful postcard, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

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

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 380 W: 101 N: 906] (353)
  • [2017-11-29 1:03]

Dear Lars!
Amazing seascape and cityscape.
Wonderful architecture of Holland.
Amazing tenements. Superb bridge. Fantastic tower.
Excellent blue sky.
Ideal lightness and colours. Perfect saturation.
Good sharp. Very good quality.
Well done!

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