Last Friday I visited Wierum on a warm summer evening. Wierum always has a great attraction to me with the old Maria church from around the year 1200. This church is the typical landmark of Wierum. When you are at the Waddensea you can see it from a great distance.
This church used to be in the centre of the village, but due to lots of heavy floods the northern part of the village disappeared into the sea.
To prevent the sea flooding Wierum and a lot of other places in the north of the Netherlands a heavy dike is build at the seaside of the Waddensea. The church behind the dike is what fascinates me. I wanted to capture this in several ways.
The warm light was great that evening. This is what I like in summer. The summer evenings with warm light are very long. You have plenty of time to take the pictures you want in the beautiful way.
Wierum has around 500 inhabitants, but in the summer there are a lot more. Lots of tourists stay during their vacation in Wierum to enjoy the beauty of Northern Netherlands and the tranquillity of the Waddensea. On evenings like this they all climb up on the dike to watch the beautiful sunset over the Waddensea. And we were lucky. When the sun disappeared behind the horizon a beautiful light-show started. Colors changed from yellow to orange into red. A beautiful sight and exactly what I hoped it would be.
It was a great summer evening in Wierum. I hope a lot will follow this summer.
Have fun out there!