Travel Tuesday: the rivers flow

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In my last post, I introduced you to the idea of channels for draining the area behind the dikes for gaining farmland. The channels lead their water to bigger channels and where the water is led into the sea, they are called “Siel” (tidal outlet). Not only the outlet itself is called Siel, also the last and so biggest part of the channel system. You can often find towns at these outlets and big gates to prevent the water flooding the land during flood time. do you remember my post about the tidelands? These gates are constructed to close automatically when the flood comes. The rising water does it. And when the water level falls again, the gate is open from the inside by the pressure of the inside water.

Often you can find town where the Siels are. Sometimes the outer part of the Siel is used for a harbour like in Neuharlingersiel, where I took the image above. In the back you can see the harbour. Below the ground the water passes the tidal gate. The main part in this image is one of the upper flood-gates. This is only closed, when a serious storm flood is around the corner and the water level would rise higher than the harbour walls are. The gate is approximately 3m high.

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Monochrome Madness 3-26

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

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WPC: H2O

600_7946-e_wThis week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “H2O”.

Water is the reason for the existence of the kind of life available on this planet. We all consist of about 70% of water. Water is essential for us to survive. Save our water resources! All of them! Ponts, rivers, lakes, the oceans and the air, too, to prevent water pollution by i.e. acid rain.

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(as usual, you can see the photo enlarged, when clicking in it)

Monochrome Madness 3-19

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site, to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

This is from my trip to Dresden last fall: a backlit fountain in the quarter Innere Neustadt (inner Newtown). The building in the back is the palais, now the museum of ethnology.

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Monochrome Madness 3-16

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This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site, to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

As this is the first week of a month, we have a theme. This week it is “movement”.

It’s a long exposure of the upper cataract of the Gullfoss waterfall in southern Iceland.

24mm FX, f/16, 0.8 sec, ISO 100, EV -1/3
raw development with CaptureNX2; monochrome conversion with Tonality Pro.

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