Name: West Schouwen Light
Location: Haamstede, the Netherlands
About: This lighthouse in Haamstede in the Netherlands is one of the tallest in this country and built in 1837. The lighthouse is located in the province Zeeland in the south-west of the country and the whole area consists of a number of islands and peninsulas (hence its name, meaning “sea-land”) ~ Large parts of Zeeland are way below sea level. It’s a miracle that this lighthouse was undamaged after the last great flood disaster in 1953.
I know this area very well – as teenager I went on vacation here with my parents and sister and we had many great summers here. I think it’s a special light-tower also here in the Netherlands – of course the sea is close but the lighthouse is situated in a kind of forest area and not so easy to photograph.
Camera: Nikkormat FTn
Lens: Panagor 2:8 / 28mm
Film: Kodak Portra 160
Photo: Jan van der Gaag / email@example.com / Rotterdam > The Netherlands