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 (or jetty) 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 them from eroding. They added the boulders in the foreground later, in this case.
The breakwater in this image is partly submerged. It leads the eye to a pole that marks its end. 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.