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1 Port Scaldis apartments, Breskens, 18.3 km
2 Highest point (6.9 m NAP) Hooge Platen, 15.3 km
3 Lage Springer Plate 7.6 - 9.2 km
4 Hooge Platen 10.6 km
5 lower part of the Hooge Platen 12 - 16 km
6 North Sea horizon just above the plate, +- 22 km
7 Sardijn tower (85m) Vlissingen, 21.8 km
8 Suiker Plate 5.3 - 9 km
9 Middle Plate 3.5 - 5 km
10 Happy Penguin
11 Middle Plate 2.7 - 4 km
12 Nuclear power plant Borssele, 12.6 km


Location: Terneuzen West Pier (7 m)      by: Mentor Depret
Area: Netherlands      Date: 2018 07 26 9:40 PM st
When the setting sun touched Vlissingen, all of the sudden, the river colored copper.

This is a 240 mm KB tele view in the direction of the mouth of the river Scheldt at a distance of about 22 km. It is low, low tide (spring tide, currently at about -1.8 m NAP) and the gentle reflections on the water surface contrast very well with the plates seen as dark stripes. It shows one can see very little of North Sea - a bit just left of Vlissingen - from Terneuzen at dike level because the 'Hooge Platen' the biggest (18 km2 at low tide) and highest plate (up to 6.9 m NAP) of the estuarium is inbetween. However at high tide, the water level is about 4.5 to 5.5 m higher inundating much of the plate. In this case, a bigger part of the horizon will correspond with the North Sea.

Canon Eos M6 with EF-M 18-150 mm, 9 p RAW, 150 mm (240 mm KB), iso 250, f 9, 1/80 s, PTGuiPro, 28368x3814 436.2 MB TIFF, crop to 3746, downsizing>1900>1000>500 TIFF>sharpening>3787x500 590 KB JPEG

To stitch the pano, I had to use several artificial match points.


Apart from the wunderful sunset view, thanks again for your detailed descriptions. Cheers, Martin
2018/08/19 11:59 , Martin Kraus
Wow! All in red - the ship and the light!
LG Jörg
2018/08/19 19:47 , Jörg Nitz
Hohes Niveau!
Sehr stark!!
Meine Berge hier in der Schweiz. Deine Schiffe dort lieber Mentor in Vlissingen.
2018/08/20 10:05 , Walter Schmidt
Thx guys for the comments!
2018/08/22 23:03 , Mentor Depret
Wunderbar monochrome Farbkomposition. Erschreckend die Abgasfahnen der Schiffe.
2018/08/23 12:32 , Dieter Leimkötter
Great light! I think, presentation in very realistic colors.
2018/08/25 04:53 , Friedemann Dittrich
A magic moment and inspiring panorama with gorgeous details - excellent work, Mentor !!!

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2018/08/27 14:10 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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