Light House in Noordwijk

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pniev, May 7, 2014.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Just switched to Ipernity for forum photos (so links to zenfolio are gone. sorry). Hopefully this works better for those using a display at 1024px.

    I wasn't planning on taking these shots because I brought the Zeiss 135mm with me on a bike ride yesterday evening to shoot some isolated objects and flowers, but the sun/sky combination was just too beautiful. My apologies for posting so many pics but the place is addictive. So I'll be back (I met a guy who shoots there every night!). Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

    All shot with Fuji X-T1 and Zeiss 135mm APO Sonnar f2, almost all shots at f2.

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    In B/W:

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    And some other shots at/near the same location:

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  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Fabulous shots - particularly the first colour & BW

    Rare / Unique building - Art Deco lighthouse - does it have a name?
     
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  3. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Hi Peter - nice set and good to see - it reminds me of our time when we lived in Holland in the late 1970's early 1980's

    OOF is nice but I am not sure it works on the 2nd - IMHO, the OOF area is just too dominant.

    I really like the first, (the bird is good) and the last two

    you cannot beat a good lens

    Still looks cold - the North wind when it blows really makes the difference
     
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  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Lovely shots, number 6 & 8 :)
     
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  5. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I like the series (I have a "thing" for lighthouses) but the picture of the two lamps has a quality to it that is just fabulous!

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  6. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Ah. The infamous 70s!
    Thanks for the feedback. Does this one work better?

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  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I'd go even further and try, (see what it looks like), it as a 3 x 2 landscape or even try a 1 x 1 crop - the lens is so good that big crops are possible
     
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  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Great shots Peter! Makes me miss home!
     
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  9. Just lovely!!
     
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  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    My apologies for overlooking your question. I had to look it up but here are some facts:
    - the history of this place goes back to 1444 when fires were used at that spot as guiding lights for returning fishermen.
    - The current tower was built in 1921 based on a design by C. Jelsma (who designed multiple light houses).
    - From that time on it was used as guiding light for the increasing traffic at the North Sea.
    - The white plaster was added 10 years later.
    - It is closed now and opens only on what's called Monument Day.
    - The building was restored in 2004
    - It is also occasionally used by broadcasting amateurs to communication. The KNRM (Sea Rescue) uses it permanently for communication.
    - As far as I know, the building doesn't have a name.

     
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  11. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Thanks Peter - My google did not throw up his Name - Prolific chap
    Art Deco is probably my favourite design style & always good to see examples
     
  12. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    It's one of my wife's favorite design styles too!