Horst, Germany

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Comments (12)

Tamás Borbély on September 30, 2007

This is a very beautiful photo Ian ! Superb composition.Greetings, Tamás

Ian Stehbens on September 30, 2007

Thanks Tamás for your visit and affirmation. This is one pic that I nearly didn't put up. I thought it lacked interest. Yes I was pleased with the composition. So I am glad you appreciate it. This is a part of Europe that I have recently discovered because some of my ancestors came from near here 220 years ago. I have added you as a photographer to my list of favourites (yellow star) so I have seen your new photos and I like them, too. Greetings from Sydney. Ian

Lecleire Jacques on December 30, 2007

Ian, that's a very nice picture ! That is taken not far from Schwerin, do you now that city ? In my collection you will find a few pictures of Schwerin. Thank you for visiting my collection.


Marilyn Whiteley on December 30, 2007

Is the crop rapeseed, Ian? It's so beautiful when it's in bloom. I've posted a shot of rapeseed from Kangaroo Island, but I couldn't get such clean, satisfying composition as this. Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on December 31, 2007

Happy New Year, Marilyn, Jacques and Tamas and may it be fruitful, fulfilling and joyous.

Marilyn, the crop is rapeseed but in Australia, it is called canola (a Canadian alternative name) so that it is more attractive in the market especially when sold as canola oil for domestic consumption.

Jacques, I have visited Schwerin, and love the city. I have a distant relative in Bad Doberan and our ancestral homeplace is at Bluecher bei Boizenburg. There certainly is plenty of rapeseed grown in that area. I have enjoyed your collection, too and I am sure we will enjoy exchanging posted images throughout 2008, too.

Grace and peace to you all.


Marilyn Whiteley on December 31, 2007

I've left a Wikipedia link in a reply to a question about my photo. From that article I learned that a variety became "canola" in 1978. The first I'd seen it was a year earlier, in Sweden. Beautiful crop!

Ian, part of the magic of your photo is shape of the sky outlined by the tree branch, then repeated in the shape of the water! Quite wonderful!


Ge Ko on March 10, 2009

Ian, a very natural associated image. The forest, agriculture and the water that characterizes northern Germany. That you have very nice view.

East Germany at the same time.

Nice greetings from Germany,

Ge Ko

Ian Stehbens on March 10, 2009

Whether I was in Schleswig-Holstein or in Mecklenburg the rapeseed painted the landscape for us. Like a magic carpet ride! Thanks Ge Ko for your visit and sharing.


Ge Ko on March 10, 2009

Ian, my former teacher paints such landscapes. That looks better than photos.

Ge Ko

A.Lebacq on May 7, 2009

A simple but restful place here but a beautiful and nice composition Ian ,a lovely shot ,well done.

Greetings Arthur

Ian Stehbens on May 7, 2009

I am grateful for your appreciation, Arthur. I saw the possibility as I drove slowly by, and went back for a walk, and am glad I did.

Greetings from Brisbane,


Thiago Matujacki Kos… on September 16, 2011

Sua foto mostra a beleza da agricultura!

Parabéns pelo tiro!

Seja bem vindo ao Group

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 29, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/05/15 00:09:27
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 53.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired