Frisian landscape checklist:
– flat…. CHECK
– muddy… CHECK
– empty… CHECK
– grey… CHECK
– salty smell… CHECK (well, at least in my mind)
– boring… NO WAY
Nowadays landscape photographers prefer to shoot from high mountains with spectacular light and some eye catcher in the foreground. It has become sort of an unspoken rule, just like the rule of thirds. And they come up with good shots.
With this shot I deliberately go against the grain. It shows what I like about the Frisian wadden sea landscape. There’s no excitement, no hectic hustle and bustle, no spectacular eye catcher to be beheld. To me, the emptiness always conveys a sense of peace and freedom. So, take a moment to click here for the large version, sit back, let it soak in, calm down, breathe…. and smell the salty air.