At the Sea, a Dutch coastal landscape in B&W

A Dutch coastal landscape in B&W, with boulders in the foreground and a breakwater leading the eye to a mooring post in the North Sea near Westkapelle in Zeeland.

Westkapelle, Zeeland, The Netherlands
November, 2019
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Camera & lens

Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED Tilt-Shift

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 300s, ISO 64 and 19mm

Size original

5508 x 5508 pixels


Westkapelle is a small seaside town on the North Sea coast in the Dutch province of Zeeland. It is a great place to photograph minimalist Dutch coastal landscapes in B&W, because of the many interesting subjects you find there. This breakwater is a great example. The North Sea coast near Westkapelle is well-known for these wooden breakwaters. Normally, however, you only see them on sandy beaches to keep the beaches from eroding.

The breakwater in this image is partly submerged. It leads the eye to a mooring post. A longer exposure time smoothened the North Sea water as well as the clouds in the sky. As a result, the photograph has a more soothing and zen look and feel. “At the Sea” seemed to be a fitting title for this minimalist Dutch coastal landscape photograph.

Please check out our Dutch Landscape Photography pportfolio for more Dutch coastal landscape images in B&W. The photo titled Danger is a great example. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see all our black & white images. Lastly, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscapes from all over the world.

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5 comments for At the Sea, a Dutch coastal landscape in B&W

  1. Serge

    Very powerful composition my friend. I love it

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Serge! Looking forward to catching up with you again 🙂

  2. Joyce Wong

    A beautiful Dutch coastal landscape for sure! I actually know this place 😊 B&W and a longer exposure were a great choice Johan 👍

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      I know 🙂 Thanks again Joyce!

  3. Frank

    Beautiful work Johan

  4. Ria Sanders


  5. Catharina Graaf

    Love the lines and depth. Nicely processed at well. Great to see more Dutch coastal landscaped in your portfolio!

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