Texel Lighthouse

Lighthouse at the island of Texel

Schiermonnikoog Lighthouse

Last February, like almost every year, I visited the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Waddensea region in the north of The Netherlands. Each time I visit the island, I have to take some pictures of the lighthouse. I love its classic design and red color and its location is really pitoresque with two small cottages nearby. This year I went out in the evening to see if I could capture the light of the lighthouse. Although it was freezing cold I took a series of pictures of which the above is an example. I love the way the light beams are pointing in different directions and how you can see the path through the dunes leading to the lighthouse. On the horizon you can see a bit of ‘light pollution’ coming from the island’s village. For this picture I used a tripod and remote shutter to avoid camera shake.

Here’s another picture of the lighthouse I took during summer last year. It’s taken almost from the same position in the dunes.