Breaking Waves, a minimalist Dutch coastal landscape

A minimalist Dutch coastal landscape photograph in B&W, featuring a breakwater in the North Sea and a moody sky in Domburg, Zeeland, The Netherlands.

Domburg, The Netherlands
July, 2011
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 74s, ISO 100 and 70mm

Size original

3486 x 5229 pixels


Domburg 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, because of the many interesting subjects that can be included. This one featuring a breakwater is a great example. The beach at the North Sea coast near Domburg is well-known for these wooden breakwaters. They have been there for a very long time, to keep the beach from eroding.

The breakwater in this photograph is partly submerged. It leads the eye toward a pole that marks its end and a moody dark sky above it. 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. “Breaking Waves” seemed to be a fitting title for this minimalist Dutch coastal landscape photograph.

Please check out our Minimalist photography theme for more minimalist Dutch coastal landscape photographs. The photograph titled To Infinity is a great example. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more photographs in black & white. Lastly, check out our The Coast theme to see coastal landscapes from all over the world.

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2 comments for Breaking Waves, a minimalist Dutch coastal landscape

  1. James Oldfield

    This looks very cool Johan! Line up nicely 😊

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks James! One of my favourite locations 🙂

  2. Frits Duindam

    Looking good Johan! Kom je af en toe nog in NL?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Tnx! 🙂 Jawel maar dit jaar nog niet, maar dat gaat vast nog gebeuren als de grenzen open blijven …

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