Ending Silence, a minimalist coastal landscape in B&W

A minimalist coastal landscape photograph in black & white, showing a dark sky above a breakwater in the North Sea near Domburg in Zeeland, The Netherlands.

Domburg, The Netherlands
July, 2011
Buy a licence or print

Buy a licence or print


Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 82s, ISO 100 and 70mm

Size original

5432 x 3621 pixels


Less often is more! A longer exposure time smoothened the water of the North Sea as well as the clouds in the sky. The smoothening, in combination with the black and white presentation, makes the photograph more simple. Also, this combination creates a minimalist coastal landscape with a soothing and zen look and feel. The photo was captured at a relatively quiet moment, just before a rainstorm. Hence the title “Ending Silence”.

A sandy beach near the small seaside municipality of Domburg in the Dutch province of Zeeland is the home of this breakwater. The various beaches near Domburg are quite well-known for the many breakwaters. These are there to keep the beach from eroding. The shores of the North Sea in The Netherlands are a great place to capture minimalist coastal landscape photographs like this one. Make sure to visit when you get the chance!

Please check out our Minimalist photography theme for many more photographs with a minimalist style. Also, consider visiting our The Coast landscape photography theme. This theme features many more coastal landscapes from all over the world. Lastly, consider visiting our Dutch landscape photography portfolio for more landscape photographs taken in the Netherlands, including a few more minimalist coastal landscapes.

This photo can be purchased as a print. We offer unmounted fine art prints as well as premium prints that are ready-to-hang when they arrive at your home. Visit our Purchasing a print FAQ page for information about the various types of prints that we offer and how to order one.

Alternatively, the photograph can be licensed for personal or commercial use. Just click or tap the add_shopping_cart icon. Please refer to our Licensing a photograph FAQ page tor learn more about these licence types and which one to get.

Make sure to read our Terms & Conditions before purchasing.

1 comment for Ending Silence, a minimalist coastal landscape in B&W

  1. Sonja Pelcher

    Keep those minimalist coastal landscapes coming Johan!

Add a comment