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Church at Dawn by Mart Smit
Sunday, 8th June 2008

Church at Dawn

by Mart Smit

For education I am 4 weeks at Lofoten. at the end of those 4 weeks I will write an article over the Lofoten with photos. I stay at the polarlightcenter from two dutch poeple who live in Lofoten. In the night you have wonderfull lights. Here an example of the almost midnightsun.
Equipment: Canon 40D + 300mm 2.8
Mart Smit
My name is Mart Smit, I was born in 1991 in Lutjewinkel. That's a very small village in the northern part of the Netherlands, I still live there. I am a student at a secondary school. My favourite hobby is nature photography but I like also doing all kind of sports and working on my website. I’m a member of “Objectief” a Dutch Nature Photographers Union. At a early age, I was already interested in nature. When I was about ten years old, I took all kind of pictures with my fathers equipment, but now I have my own. In 2004 I won a price in the Argus Nature Photography competition in Belgium and that gave me the possibility to buy some excellent equipment. The Canon EOS 20D and a Canon 100-400 5.6 L IS. Most of my pictures are made in my neighbourhood, in our garden or around the farm of my grandparents.

Church at Dawn by Mart Smit was photo of the day on Sunday, 8th June 2008. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.


Katherine Lee Strassburg

8th June 2008 at 2:47 am

Fantastic, Mart! I am awestruck by your photo, and I am equally impressed with your command of English at such a young age. You sound like a remarkable person, and I look forward to seeing more of your work.


8th June 2008 at 4:04 am

breath taking!

8th June 2008 at 6:29 am

A Beautiful shot,Mart. That sky is fantastic!
You are truly an inspiration to young adults everywhere.
All the best to you in your studies & photography.

8th June 2008 at 8:12 am

magnificent sunset…… its great to know that you’ve started at an early age and have been continuing with your studies side by side…… also great to know about your achievements so far….. I think you are the son of proud parents……. all the best wishes for you…..

8th June 2008 at 9:27 am

Hey Maart I took a look at your website, I loved the fox. You have a lot of potential.

8th June 2008 at 10:22 am

Thank you for al the comments, really nice to see them. I am still at Lofoten islands. On my website I have a blog, It’s only in dutch but you can watch the newest photos.

Edwina Hinkle

8th June 2008 at 1:09 pm

What a wonderful tribute that the sky is not always blue!! Beautiful

8th June 2008 at 1:09 pm

great photo – and some super ones on your website too….especially love the bird in the tree branches…I will show my children what they could aspire to while still young


8th June 2008 at 2:57 pm

beautful scenary

8th June 2008 at 3:53 pm

great story with your picture, also your website is impressive.Your love of nature shows in your work. It is inspiring! Don’t stop what you are doing.

Celia Hardy

8th June 2008 at 4:35 pm

This is so spiritual. Thank you for sharing it. I was interested to hear your history and your start at a young age. Good luck!

8th June 2008 at 7:02 pm

Nicely done, beautiful and clear.

8th June 2008 at 7:13 pm

Mart, very nice picture. Muy linda imagen. Saludos desde la Argentina. Los invito a ver mi paágina de fotografía
Take Care, Juan Pablo


8th June 2008 at 10:18 pm

Glorious! This inspirational photo reminds us to worship the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Mart, continue to use and “develop” your God-given gift.

9th June 2008 at 2:50 am

Awesome Mart! Well done! You are a “genius.” A gift to the Universe! What a blessing! Thank you for sharing.


9th June 2008 at 7:38 am

You have tremendous talent and a great future Mart. Just keep working hard.

9th June 2008 at 10:27 am

how magically beautifully nice

Sue Gagnon

9th June 2008 at 11:59 am

This is a LOVELY SHOT!!! :)


9th June 2008 at 6:31 pm

WOW!! The sun looks so amazing! Well done!

10th June 2008 at 3:25 am

Fantastic image….Beautiful shot.

10th June 2008 at 6:53 pm

Mart, how wonderful that you’ve followed in our father’s footprints and taken up photography. This is a beautiful dawn–very dramatic and rich in color.


11th June 2008 at 2:49 pm

Gorgeous! This photo achieves great drama that took my breath away!


7th June 2009 at 11:00 am

Truly an awesome shot, you have fantastic vision Mart. Congrats.

1st October 2009 at 12:39 am

An amazing Sun scene.

9th January 2010 at 8:10 pm

This is so Beautiful. Amazing color.


8th June 2010 at 7:51 am

I cant imagine a midnight sun, how wonderful.


8th June 2010 at 12:46 pm

Wonderful midnight sun, and the background line makes this picture even more interesting


8th June 2010 at 8:45 pm

This is still a very excellent shot,like this one alot!!

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