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At The Waterfront

The Netherlands, Oegstgeest – April 2020

The theme for the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #95 is ‘All Wet’.

You might think seeing this photo ‘this is not all wet, is it?’ And indeed it is not. Some say God created the world and The Dutch created The Netherlands.The first is a question of belief and the latter is a question of opinion. The fact is that a big part of the low lands (Netherlands) are under sea level. This canal is one of the waterworks that manages to keep Dutch feet dry. This canal is taking water from ‘polders’ back to the sea. If we could not manage water this way you would be looking at the sea, with the building on the left just above the sea level. So it is not all wet, it is managed wet and we prefer it that way.

Shot with iPhone 11 Pro Max edited using Snapseed and Marksta Click the picture for a larger version

14 Responses to “At The Waterfront”

    • Chris Breebaart

      Hi John, thank you for your kind words! One of the fun things of digital photography is that the sky can be ‘dramatized’ a bit more. IN the good old days of film and darkroom that was a bit more difficult to achieve. Glad you like it. Did you sea the post ‘air cargo’? same sky a second later zoomed in, see what the iphone did with the light 🙂

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  1. Tina Schell

    beautiful image Chris. I know our local politicians met with those of the Netherlands for advice on how to address our increasingly wet city of Charleston SC. Apparently you’ve really mastered its management beautifully.

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    • Chris Breebaart

      Dutch engineers and the government department of Infrastructure give a lot of advice and share knowledge. After Catrina we did the same. Managing water is expensive though. But here we have to consider 8 million lives depending on it.

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  2. JohnRH

    Excellent photo. Indeed, the Dutch would be walking on water if not for the soil they placed under their feet.

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    • Chris Breebaart

      Thanks John. Actually the first public agents were organisations where people collaborated to keep the water out. They knew it is not a task that can be done individually.

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