Guiding Light, the North Sea lighthouse of Westkapelle

The lighthouse of Westkapelle at the North Sea coast in Zeeland, The Netherlands, close to sunset. A Dutch coastal landscape in black & white.

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, 20s, ISO 125 and 19mm

Size original

5504 x 8256 pixels


This Dutch coastal landscape in black & white features the lighthouse of Westkapelle at the North Sea coast. Westkapelle is a small town in the western province of Zeeland in The Netherlands. Westkapelle is well-known for its sandy beaches with wooden breakwaters and this lighthouse. As a result, it is an excellent location for coastal landscape photography.

This particular photo was taken close to sunset on a day with cloudy and moody weather. The water of the North Sea was calm. In the foreground, you see a white rock. To the right of it, there is a trail that leads the eye towards the lighthouse. The black & white treatment simplifies the photo a bit. Additionally, it enhances the contrast between the rock in the foreground, the lighthouse of Westkapelle and the sky above the North Sea. “Guiding Light” seemed to be a suitable title for this coastal landscape from the Netherlands.

Please visit the Black & White Photography portfolio to see an extensive collection of black & white images. Alternatively, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscapes from all over the world. Lastly, consider visiting our Dutch landscape photography portfolio for more landscape photos taken in the Netherlands, including quite a few more from Zeeland.

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1 comment for Guiding Light, the North Sea lighthouse of Westkapelle

  1. Adam Rose

    Excellently composed Johan! Nice B&W treatment as well …

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Adam! 🙂

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