This week we had a short holiday planned close to the Zuidlaardermeer. I already viewed a couple of times a very photogenic location near Nieuwstatenzijl in rural Groningen. This location is close to the border with Germany in the far North of the Netherlands and, from my hometown Roden, is quit a long drive. It will take me about 1.5h to reach this particular location by car. But now, I was already half way there. A 40min drive took me to the location starting from the borders of the Zuidlaardermeer. With the app “The Photographers Ephemeris” and a “High and Low tide” prediction app on my cellphone I planned a trip when the sea was at low tide and sun was setting right behind my main subject of interest. I imagined that the mudflats in combination with the setting sun would make a great scenery.
All pictures were taken with my Nikon D700 at ISO200 together with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ f13 together with 3stops soft grad filter.
And I was right. Although the clouds which were present when I left to get to the location disappeared during the drive, it still was a wonderful sight to see the sun set in the west behind the windmills of the Eemshaven, which was still about 20km away.