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Vuurtoren Eierland

Vuurtoren Eierland
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9748 W: 57 N: 16678] (61680)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-30
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-04-01 16:49
Viewed: 2634
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vuurtoren Eierland

Another picture from the island of Texel, but no picturesque church this time, but the lighthouse of Texel on the most northerly point of the island.

The lighthouse is called Eierland, was built in 1863-1864 and designed by Q. Harder. The tower is 34.7 meter high. The tower is surrounded by the North Sea in the west, the Wadden Sea in the east and het Eierlandse Gat in the north. On the other side of het Eierlandse Gat you can see the island of Vlieland.
The people of Texel decided in the 1860'ies to build the tower because of the large amount of ships that ran aground off the coast of Texel (72 in the period 1848-1860).
In 1927, the tower was electrified and in April 1945, the lighthouse was under heavy fire, so after the war the lighthouse had to be renovated and started working again in 1950. In 1982 the lighthouse became a monument.
The tower has a white light with a strength of 2,850,000 cd and is located near Texel's youngest village, De Cocksdorp.

I cropped this picture a bit and increased the colours.
Hope you like it!

kent_s, weswang, joso, alvaraalto, Fixfocus, jmdaoudal, singuanti, Jeppe, kLe, Steft, jjbach, bertolucci, papagolf21, Gix, riclopes, emjleclercq, pierrefonds has marked this note useful
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  • kent_s Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 399 W: 56 N: 411] (1911)
  • [2005-04-01 16:53]

Yep Lars we do like it. The bright red works great against the blue sky and the green grass.

Well done again

Hallo Lars.
Ik vind het een mooie foto de kleuren zijn goed en de compositie vind ik ook goed. Persoonlijk plaats ik het onderwerp nooit in het midden. In dit geval zou ik hem wat naar links plaatsen als dat mogelijk was.
Verder veel succes ook met je studie.

Hi Lars, Another excellent shot from you. This photo provides a very impressive color, contrast, and clarity. I like your POV and DOF.
It looks that there are some high-tech gadgets equipped on the top of the lighthouse.
Well done.

Hi Lars,
Wat hebben ze ´m mooi rood geschilderd. Toen ik hier voor het laatst was, was het nog een vaal rood geval met barsten. Prima compositie zo opziend naar de toren en die paar rode daken voor ´t contrast.
groet Rob

Nice compo with beautiful colors and contrasts!The yellow flowers in the foreground are a nice detail.
Goed werk!

great composition and also the red is very bold here, great centre placing to, well done

Well composed, whith this coming roof and erected light house.
Colors are excellent but the most important here is how you manage in giving just the top and the lighthouse from the foreground.
I like it very much.
Jean Michel

That's funny I just critiqued your buddy Steft's previous shot with an equally rich red building in his. I like the "over the hill" perspective here. I think your sharpness is spot-on here. With that lighting you had you caught an impressive sheen off the lighthouse. Nice work and as always thanks for sharing with us Lars!

  • Great 
  • Leonie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 798 W: 41 N: 777] (8809)
  • [2005-04-01 22:20]

Hi Lars..wonderful light house..I have heard a lot of Texel..I think a lot of Germans are going on holidays there... ;-)

Cheers, Léonie

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2005-04-02 3:25]

Jeg kan ikke mindes at have set et rødt fyrtårn før - et fint mix af farver og lidt vindblæst landskab - tak Lars for billedet og den gode note.

Very good low PoV, Lars. Showing only the roofs of the houses you put more dominant red color against the blue sky. I perceive some noise in the sky and tried a WS.

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1214 W: 128 N: 1547] (5977)
  • [2005-04-02 5:24]
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Mooie foto met prachtige kleuren, prettige compositie, maar het wit lijkt wat overbelicht. Heb je misschien ook een horizontale foto geprobeerd? Dat zou bij deze vuurtoren misschien ook wel mooi staan. Interessante note!

Hi Lars,
Excellent composition with very vivid colours. That red of the lighthouse is great! The roof of the houses complete your composition perfectly. Very nice work!

Regards John

Hi Lars, het pakkende contrast tussen deze klassieke, rode vuurtoren en de blauwe lucht komt hier erg mooi tot zijn recht door de goede saturatie. En die boven de duinen uit piepende daken zijn heerlijk. Leve de waddeneilanden. Goed werk!
Groeten uit Rotterdam,

Bonsoir Lars,
Un phare est le soleil de la nuit, il est l'ange gardien des marins.
Merci pour la note d'accompagnement.
J'aime beaucoup.

  • MvS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 53 N: 796] (4163)
  • [2005-04-02 17:23]

- Jag har fått en varbildning.
- Ja, det är väl den enda bildning du har fått?!
- Ja, men det är en bildning som varar.

Ärlighet varar längst - jag tycker du har haft penseln för långt ner i målarburken denna gången, och dessutom passar inte den röda färgen med den orengea färgen på taket, vilket inte är ditt fel. Detta är ett solklart fall för den lokala arkitekturpolisen som bara sitter och sover!! Tack för att du avslöjat detta.
Så var det sagt!
M v h,

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  • Gix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 607 W: 1 N: 765] (3565)
  • [2005-04-04 12:08]

Hi Lars!
Crisp and colorful image of this lightshot (abd a very complete note, too). With my camera this point of red is simply impossible to rend.
For my taste perhaps a little shift to the right of the pov was better: even if the presence of the two roofs balance the lightshot, it's too centered for me ;D).. only a matter of personal preference!
ciao, giorgio

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2005-04-25 13:42]

Bonjour Lars
Une image intéressante d'un phare trčs original qui peut-ętre visible de trčs loin; il serait intéressant de le photographier allumé au crépuscule.
Je me permets de vous conseiller de moins centrer vos sujets.

Hello Lars
An interesting image of a very original lighthouse which can be visible by far; it would be interesting to photograph it lit in the twilight. I allow myself to advise you to try to less center your subjects.

This is also a nice one, Lars; I like the contrast between the colours and the low perspective; although it seem to me a bit out of focus, it is a very strong composition, I liked it!

Ce phare, Lars, est trčs photogénique avec des couleurs trčs vives je souscris ā la critique de Didi concernant le centrage et l'idée de refaire la photo ā la tombée de la nuit.

Hej Lars, although I love more windmills, I'm very attracted by lighthouses as well. I love its red color - it gives a big impact and it shell be that way, so it can be seen from many miles on the sea. I'm kind of curious about the way it looked back in 1860 - not so modern and redish, I would say...
Good shot with a sucessful simple composition. Love the contrast of colors with the blue sky.

I like the bright red of this lighttower, well silhouetted on the blue sky. But the house nearby is plain ordinary, except for the very angular roof. A little noise in the sky apparently.

All the best,


Hi Lars,

The house is helping to frame the lighthouse. The point of view is showing the details of the house and of the lighthouse. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10489 W: 174 N: 18802] (83583)
  • [2018-08-05 1:50]


very nice this view of the lighthouse. I liked the intense contrast of the colors between red and blue. beautiful shapes.

take care


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