Silence at the Sea, a misty coastal landscape in B&W

A photograph of a misty coastal landscape in B&W, showing fishing net sticks in the quiet North Sea during a dreamy sunset near Rockanje in The Netherlands.

Rockanje, The Netherlands
November, 2014
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/8, 13s, ISO 64 and 85mm

Size original

4771 x 7149 pixels


The sticks in this misty coastal landscape hold fishing nets in place. The fishing nets themselves are not visible because the tide was high. The sun still manages to subtly light the scene, despite the fog. A longer exposure time smoothened the seawater and the sky a bit, which makes the misty coastal landscape nicely zen and minimal. Besides that, it makes the fishing net sticks and their reflections stand out better against the background of fog. The black & white presentation without a doubt compliments the dreamy look and feel.

“Silence at the Sea” seemed like a fitting title for this coastal landscape. The photograph was taken at the coast of the North Sea close to Rockanje in the province of South Holland in The Netherlands. The Dutch North Sea coast is an excellent location for photographing minimalist coastal landscapes like this one.

For more minimalist coastal landscape photographs, make sure to visit our Minimalist photography theme. Alternatively, check out our The Coast landscape photography theme. You will find many more coastal landscape photographs there, including quite a few misty coastal landscapes. To see a broad selection of photos in black & white, consider visiting our Black & White photography portfolio.

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1 comment for Silence at the Sea, a misty coastal landscape in B&W

  1. Kees van Aardenhout

    Less is more!

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