Naerebout In B&W  

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Naerebout In B&W
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This B&W image is taken on the sea front of Flushing, Zeeland, The Netherlands. It shows a the sculpture of Frans Naerebout (1748-1818)

Frans Naerebout was not only an excellent harbor pilot but a brave lifesaver (rescuer of shipwrecked) as well (he rescued hundreds of people on several occasions). In Holland we still have the saying 'Onverschrokken Naerebout'. It's only said to a person who has shown his or her courage and is fearless.

On the right, one can see the Gevangentoren (only available with a Dutch text). De 'Gevangentoren' (prison tower) is a relic of the Western Gate of the 16th century. By the citizens of Flushing this tower is also called the 'bomb free tower', because it had in its original state a with soil covered dome and very thick walls, made up of alternating layers of natural stone and brick. Nowadays this monument has a pointed roof and is used as a restaurant and bar.


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11/08/16 10:23 AM GMT
There is so much to see and contemplate in this photo Cornelius, and as always perfectly executed in B&W
The statue of the brave Naerebout seems to tower above all eslse - a testament to his courage and bravery.
I think the old prison tower is in an ideal place for a retaurant - what a superb view i must have.
On the ist for the BWC - thank you !
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11/08/16 10:56 AM GMT
Very impressing, Cornelius !
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11/08/16 12:05 AM GMT
Chrystal clear and nice In B&W....R.
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11/08/16 1:03 PM GMT
In b/w all details look so sharp and clear. A wonderful shot of the statue with that beautiful background Cornelius.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
11/08/16 2:02 PM GMT
This is superbly done Mr. C. bravo! This makes a great challenge entry. tigs=^..^=
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11/08/16 2:52 PM GMT
Excellent details on this beautiful scene, clouds bring out the sky. Great narrative as well
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11/08/16 4:20 PM GMT
Great capture, just right for the black and white challenge.
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11/08/16 7:48 PM GMT
Wonderfully crisp and sharp Mr. C. - I remember the color version of this and this is equal or maybe even better.
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11/08/16 10:53 PM GMT
The light on the buildings behind is terrific and highlights the statue and its perfectly composed , excellent B&W Cornelius.
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11/11/16 7:05 PM GMT
Whoa, love this in B/W really shows us outstanding detail and beauty - such depth & composition
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11/15/16 3:53 AM GMT
A bit of glow on the edges from post-photo processing. That aside, the clarity and depth of this sea front scene are beautiful.
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11/16/16 10:56 AM GMT
Picture and narrative all good C.

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