• Gaat het licht al aan? - Chikorita
  • Mooie toevoeging... - (Erik)
  • He: "Will you marry me...?" - (Erik)
  • First...let's tango!
  • Fantastic color!!! - atena-w.

It takes two for a sunset tango!

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The North Sea Canal is a Dutch ship canal from Amsterdam to the North Sea at IJmuiden, constructed between 1865 and 1876 to enable seafaring vessels to reach the port of Amsterdam. It ends at Amsterdam in the closed-off IJ Bay, which in turn connects to the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. The North Sea averages about 100 m. The beaches and coastal waters of the North Sea are popular destinations for tourists. The Dutch coasts are especially developed for tourism. Windsurfing and sailing are popular sports because of the winds. Because of the strong tides and areas of still water, the North Sea is more difficult to sail than the Baltic or the Mediterranean. Mudflat hiking, recreational fishing, and diving, including wreck diving, are all possible.

A photo of the lighthouse at the beginning of the North Sea Canal. Lucky a romantic couple where passing by. It's beautiful walk of 1.5 km to the lighthouse. The winter sun gives such wonderful colors that I kept it's original colors. It was so cold my fingers were frozen. No feeling anymore when I pressed my camera button. I must have shot a 100 photo's but lucky the result is here.

Het Noordzeekanaal is een kanaal in Nederland dat loopt van de stad Amsterdam (het IJ) naar IJmuiden en Velsen Noord aan de andere kant, waar het uiteindelijk uitmondt in de Noordzee. Om de verbinding tussen de Haven van Amsterdam en de Noordzee te verbeteren werd in 1824 het Noordhollandsch Kanaal tussen Amsterdam en Den Helder in gebruik genomen. Dit kanaal voldeet al snel niet meer aan de eisen van het groeiende scheepvaartverkeer. Daarom werd enkele decennia later besloten om via de kortste verbinding tussen Amsterdam en de Noordzee een kanaal te graven. Hierbij werden de duinen nabij Velsen op het smalste deel van Holland ('Holland op zijn Smalst') doorgraven. Er werden sluizen aangelegd die de verbinding vormen tussen het kanaal en de zee. Gelukkig liep er een romantisch paartje langs de pier. Het is een mooie wandeling van zo'n 1.5 km naar de vuurtoren. Maar het was ijzig koud met de wind. Mijn handen bevroren bijna na het schieten van zo'n 100 foto's. Gelukkig niet voor niets geweest.

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  1. kninaus [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

    wow! i love your pictures!

  2. Andrea Rock 70 months ago | reply

    I love this shot!

  3. naranjalady 67 months ago | reply

    The composition of this picture is beautiful. I love the Orange Sky.

  4. Olemik 56 months ago | reply

    A gorgeous shot - love the colors and the composition.
    A tango silhouette would have been cool :-) (Sorry - my privat passion)

  5. rockallnight 52 months ago | reply

    Amazing photo. Right time, right place!

  6. waitno-scratchthat 51 months ago | reply

    lovley colours and shapes, inspiring.

  7. Genibell 49 months ago | reply

    Wow, Ben!! Truly breathtaking!

  8. GPMTZ [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous shot my friend.

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  9. Renald Bourque 49 months ago | reply

    Sublime Sunset !

  10. alison lyons photography 49 months ago | reply

    Wonderful sense of scale.

  11. Genibell 49 months ago | reply

    A "wow" shot Ben! Thanks for sharing with us!

    From a fan of Genie's Light
    This wonderful image deserves a Genie's Light Award

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    a Nostalgic Romantic Masterpiece!

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