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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): To remember, My favorite pictures, My best of 2009 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-04 23:03
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 250
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saturday morning a very cold morning, excellent for taken a morning picture.
A wonderful strong blue sky with a little bit misty in background.
I have this photograph taken picture as result to the next week for the international contest with a lot skaters.
I hope that I can bring a reporting with more than thousand skaters as subject.

It frost weather brought in some waterways in the province becoming a layer of ice.
Many people already skate, but it is too early for that.
The ice must be flowing at least 12 centimeters are for safe skating.
Since yesterday Brugse check the fire brigade every day on the ice on the Damse shipping.

Thus it takes just for the “Zwin Stedentocht” can take place. It is already ago in 1997 that the journey of 100 kilometers between Bruges and Sluis skating was. Recreational and catering look as from the last time “Zwin Stedentocht” attracted more than 10,000 skaters and walkers. While it is still far from certain that the trip will come this year.
The weather reports are very positive, but the weather shall decide.
Four time Sluis (Holland) Bruges Belgium and back.

I hope you like it.

Canon EOS 5D
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03/01/2009 9:54:59
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
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Wow, what a fantastic depth. It is a beautiful shot with excellent colours and perspective.
All the best for 2009.

The colours are incredible. The POV is impressive and beautiful. Well done.

Best wishes and a Happy New Year 2009,

Hi John,

Loads of atmosphere here and boy is that blue beautiful. You just can't beat a misty Belgian canal when you want to impart depth to an image :)


Bob G.

Hi John
An amazing sky and a good compisition with the trees creating converging lines

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2009-01-04 23:55]

Hello John,

Nice use of the wide angle to increase the deepness in the photo with the long perspective of the channel.
Nice atmosphere also with the little fog and the early morning light.


Hello John
Simply a beautiful mood you have presented here. All the best for 2009.

Ciao John,
marvelous depth, the light of the morning is always very beautiful and creates particular atmospheres, especially in the cold season. perfect colors and lights.
nice job

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  • JLG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 0 N: 167] (2086)
  • [2009-01-05 0:51]

bonjour John
superbe photo ,la perspective est parfaite et l'impression de froid est reelle
jean louis

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2009-01-05 1:04]

Hi John
your photo is simple wonderful
Colours light contrast POV all great
Happy new year my friend
Best regards

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-01-05 1:06]

Hello John;
This is miracle view.Very beautiful,very nice,perfect!
Reflexion,symmetric trees and good array.Very fine sharpness with beautiful photo!Good shot!
Have a nice everyday,


Hello John,
A wonderful perspective down this long tree-lined canal, which runs straight as a die. The trees look beautiful with their bare branches silhouetted against that lovely blue sky. Super colours and clarity. I like it a lot.

Hi John.

"Saturday morning a very cold morning, excellent for taken a morning picture."-->
"Saturday morning a very cold morning, excellent for being sleeping."... :P

Nice atmosphere of course...

Rgs, OScar

Hi dear John
Wonderful view of this canal in the winter season. Fantastic DOF and POV. I like the reflections and the contrast of the sky colours
All the best for the new year

Dag John,
The Damse Vaart, photographed a zillion times, but your photo is a plerasure to look at, with the clear blue sky and its reflection in the freezing water.
Tot ziens,

Hello John!
A beautiful and pleasant picture with very attractive colors and brightness!
Well done composition with the waterway and those rows of trees on both sides of it!
Excellent photo job as usual!
It really pleases me!
TFS - Congratulations!
Warmest regards,

Hi John,
Like a dream. The colors and sense of depth, the sharpness and details and the scenery look superb.
Best regards. Salvator.

Hello John,
Superb and icy image. I like this aspect of Flandres. Framing is excellent using lines and diagonals. A very beautiful photography. Congratulations.
Have a nice day.

hello John
a nice image, with a good perspective, good light and lovely colors in the sky.
classic and well done!
all the best

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2009-01-05 3:35]

Hello John,

La brume apporte une très bonne ambiance à cette perspective .
Chez toi, les canaux semblent se perdre dans l'infini.
L'image est bien cadrée et laisse apparaître une belle part de ciel bleu.
Bravo !

Bonne Année 2009 et tout mes voeux à toi et à toute ta famille.



Bonjour John,

Un superbe paysage des polders de Flandre occidentale avec un POV très bien choisi, une agréable perspective et de beaux reflets. Un très bel endroit que j'aime beaucouip, une très belle image qui le met bien en valeur.
Amitiés et excellente semaine,


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2009-01-05 3:38]

Hi John

Wonderful reflections in the canal, with good repetition of the trees. I like the foggy mist rising off the bg water. Good diagonal lead in lines & colour / sharpness. Tfs!

Hi John,

The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The trees are framing well the canal. The point of view leads our eyes toward infinity which is giving depth and perspective to the photo. The blue sky is reflecting the light which is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello John,
L'effet miroir est superbe et vient s'ajouter à la très belle perspective.Bon POV, c'est du beau travail.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-01-05 4:14]

Hi John,

this is simply beautiful! It looks an image of a good dream. I'm amazed by light coming from the sky. Top quality presentation. Very well done!

very strong image with this far away vanishing point, colors are so fine, great canal perspective composition ! well done

Hi John,
Superb photo with a spectacular composition and beautiful lights. Calmness and peacefulness stream from the photo. The details very beautiful, the colours likewise superb. Wonderful mood. Congratulations. Have a nice week!

Hi John, fantastic perspective by tree, splendid colors, wonderful reflections, very well done, have a great 2009, ciao Silvio

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2009-01-05 4:53]

Ah hier is 'm zie! Prachtige foto; echt super. Goede diepte, prachtige lijnen en schitterende kleuren. Een echte jhm eerste klasse.

Bonjour John
belle composition de ce canal qui sera transformé en patinoire si la température le permet, bravo, bien vu.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2009-01-05 6:17]

Good morning dear John

It's really impressive! The colors are just superb and the perspective created unique. A picture just to look at for long.

Compliments and TFS

Hi John
Wow, what a fantastic picture.
beautifu lbeautiful beautiful

Helo John
It is unbelivable and unbelivable great how many intresthing places give on this earth
You have done here a master work

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2009-01-05 7:49]

This is masterful work! The way you position the lines of the canal and the trees gives this a very well balanced appearance, with everything just right. Great colour and contrast too, which never hurts a shot. Well done!

fraaie foto John,
de sfeer is uitmuntend. U weet dat ik dit graag van U ziet John. Dit zijn de Maenhouts die ik het mooste vind. Kastelen, kanalen landschappen en dan de absolute goede sfeer bij zo'n plaat. prachtig werk hoor.
prettige avond.
groet jaap

A fine view and a fantastic perspective,excellent POV,lovely colours and a beautiful depth of sharpness.

Hello John
What a fantastic view of this canal!
Very good compo and perspective, nice colours, contrast and excellent quality.
Greetings from Poland!

Hi John. Very nice perspective with a depth to the eyes can see. Beautiful colors and nice reflections. Great effect from the mist. Very well done. BEst regards. Paulo

Hi John,
Superb photo!Very nice capture and colours,light contrast POV all excellent.

Bonjour John,
What an amazing sky and a good compisition with excellent colours and superb reflections. Well done my dear friend...
Best wishes...
Happy New Year to you and to your family...
Ali Rıza

salut john
a photograph which retransmits well the feeling of cold under a magic light, brilliant prospect as with your practice, and then I benefit from it to address my best wishes for 2009 to you

Bonsoir, mon ami John,
Quelle que soit la saison, les canaux possèdent un avantage, ils présentent toujours un grand intérêt pictural. Ici, le canal est encore mis en valeur d'une très jolie façon.
Une réussite.
Beaucoup de bonheur, de douceur et de sérénité pour la Nouvelle Année, ainsi que la réalisation des projets les plus chers !

hi john,
once again , you have achieved a great picture, perspective and colors are absolutely priceless,

best regards

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2009-01-05 14:13]

Dag John,
een prachtige winterfoto in hele mooie kleuren. Sterk standpunt en leuke details.
Groeten gerrit

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2009-01-05 15:42]

Hi John,
You are so talented in this kind of photos that you can post them endlessly without being boring at all. The sense of depth, the clarity of the air in the FG contrasting with the fog on the BG, the pristine colours, the reflections, the subtle gradation of colours in the sky, from orange to clear blue... All make a very attractive, memorable image of a cold sunny day.
Regards, José.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11903 W: 126 N: 21532] (110323)
  • [2009-01-05 16:17]

Hi John,simply fantastic!!! Today we have a frozenst day in my country,i wish you there here to take pics whit your incredible class! My best compliments for this another artwork,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi John,
A very excellent composition. I think the converging diagonal lines really add impact, along with great colors and perfect clarity and sharpness. Well done and TFS. Gerald

Hi John,
Nice perpective and beautiful landscape,
Excellent POV. and DoF.,
Great colours and reflections on water,
Very well done.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2009-01-05 20:29]

Hello John,
Very nice perspective and superb use of symmetric lines of trees.The colors are beautiful and make us feel the cold temperature.Well done!

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-05 23:05]

Bonjour John,
une photo qui nous ramène vers tes compositions plus calssiques de ces canaux calmes entourés d'arbres.
Une belle fuite avec cette perspective.
Superbes couleurs.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2009-01-06 1:05]

Good morning John,
great the perspective and the depth of this canal with the lines of the trees to lead the eye on the far distance.The light snow on the ground and the low temperature is evident in the scene.The blue sky and its reflections are superb.Well done.

Have a nice day,Danos

Bonjour John.
C'est une très belle photo d'hiver avec de belles couleurs et de belles perspectives. Les patineurs devront attendre un peu !

Hello John,
A spectacular view with the colors and reflections. The atmosphere is magnificent. Congratulations,
Best regards,

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2009-01-06 7:04]

Hi John
Very nicely done. Good perspective with a strong pattern in the trees that repeats in the reflection.
BTW Happy Belated Birthday.


hi John
this is a lovely picture,
nice framing, like a frozen lukiade!


all the best for 2009

Hello John,
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good autumn colors and sharpness.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2009-01-06 9:46]


quelle perspective, avec ces deux allées d'arbres, la brume traînante donne un superbe aspect de saison et tous ce canards, il sfont même un immense rond dan l'eau, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


Hi, John -

Another winter shot with the incredible winter colors perfectly captured. I'm shivering just looking at it!

I'm not thrilled about what looks like pond scum in the fg, but I really like the way the diagonals all focus the eye on the point of light in the distance. Very spiritual.


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2009-01-06 10:03]

Hello John,
Beautiful perspective on the canal with some sweet colors and wonderful atmosphere. Superb composition very attractive and with great depth. Bravo!
Best regards,

Hi John,
very impressive POV and perspective
happy 2009)

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2009-01-06 13:31]

John, Happy 2009.
This is another wonderful shot of the canal and the treeline along the sides. Beautiful light and nice blue sky with a touch of warm tone. Lovely composition. Perhaps if you could have avoid the pile of debris in the lower right hand could have make this image a bit cleaner. Thanks

Hallo John,

Je begrijpt dat dit ijzige plaatje en de bijgeleverde informatie mijn Hollandse schaatshart goed doet. Voor het eerst sinds 12 jaar weer een Nederlands marathon kampioenschap op natuurijs en misschien …….. als het nog een weekje flink doorvriest……….. eindelijk de tocht der tochten.
Hartelijke groeten uit een fris Haarlem met -6 op de termometer.

Groet Rob

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-01-06 19:29]

Hi John,
Magical misty shot full of brilliantly clear colors!
This thin ice makes for a lovely mirrow to catch the fantastic colors.
Beautiful depth and sharpness to this first rate winter image.
Regards, Tom

Hello John, Excellent light & colour in this lovely scene, would love to see 1000 skaters on this ice but from your note I understand that it is not thick enough for serious skating. A nice cool, charming atmosphere is well captured.
My warm regards from sunny Melbourne,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2009-01-06 21:23]

hello John

Very good composition of the morning view. The color tone is really superb to show the fine scenery here and you captured excellent POV of this part of roadside view. An ordinary place but under your lens it becomes a great shot.

tfs, bill

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-01-07 0:32]

Dag John
A wonderful shot...the colours are really wonderful. Love how the ducks swim in the cold water which is partly frozen. perspective is superb with the blue sky, merging with the pink in the horizon as our eyes are drawn towards the end of the tunnel. Wonderful indeed!
Best Regards

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  • dumbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 64 N: 199] (4541)
  • [2009-01-07 0:46]

Hello John,
Great winter capture with excellent mood and cold colors. I like this composition and those lines of trees.
Good job!


Hi John!
Perfect composition. Ideal capture. Fantastic colours. Great effect.
Greetings from Poland!

Wonderful landscape, colors, reflection excellent, well done.


Hi John. An excellent depht perspective with faboulouse colours. Perfect sharp.


Hi John,
A magnificent perspective in diagonal of the canal and the trees in this framing, which leads our eyes very far towards the horizon.
Well caught the cold environment in this frozen landscape, with good light and attractive colors.
Excellent work, with a great quality of image.
Friendly regards,

Hi John,
Great depth with this pov and landscape, good light and interesting foreground, cold atmosphere.

Oi amigo ,
Magnifica foto sem duvida uma bela manhã para tira fotos com luz suave e um belo céu azul , ficou lindo este corredor de agua rodeado de árvores , boa profundidade de foto , belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-01-07 11:00]

Dag John,

het is wachten op de echte hoogdagen voor de fotografen (meer sneeuw, ijs in de bomen...), maar deze mag er toch ook wezen, de troep die daar altijd ligt vooraan moeten we er helaas bij nemen.



Excellent diagonale perspective, and a superb blue color.

All the best,


ciao John,
grande purezza di immagine e canale che si perde nella foschia di fondo.
Una composizione molto bella di angoli molto suggestivi della campagna belga.
buona giornata

Hoi, John. Beetje laat (beetje boel), maar nogmaals : Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, van harte! Ben in Friesland geweest sinds 30/12, gewoon gewerkt op het landhuis van vrienden van mij, in alle rust, hondje daarbij, heel ver van Amsterdam, in alle opzichten... Wat een weelde, he! Nou : PRACHTIGE SHOT, dit schat ik persoonlijk als een van je allerbeste, en hij gaat ook per direct tussen mijn favorieten. Perspectief, licht en kleuren gaan een stuk verder dan perfect, en het voelt gewoon als zijde... Chapeaux, vriend. En bedankt! Ik wens je nog een fijne dag, ik zie je gauw.

Hello John,
Reflexion,symmetric trees and good array.Very fine sharpness with beautiful photo.Regards.

Hello John,
The colouration and that beautiful lighting really fascinate me with it's true beauty over this quality image! my very compliment!
good pov as well
wishing you and family
the best of everything in the year 2009 in Belgium

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2009-01-08 9:56]

Allô John!
A la fois bien éclairée, cette photo est magnifique et l'oeil voyage bien à travers le paysage. J'aime beaucoup la rangée d'arbres en diagonale sur un fond de ciel bleu et les reflets dans le bassin d'eau.
Bravo!... et bonne soirée,

You took an excellent photo,I like the depth that gives beauty to the whole scene and
composition..The pov is impressive,well done
and many wishes from me for you for a happy,health and prosperous 2009

Hi dear John,
this is a very masterpiece, what a depht of field,
colors and clarity are fantastic, so as the light.
My best greetings.
Best regards

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2009-01-08 14:22]

Bonsoir John,
Le froid transpire dans ton image. La lumière est belle, hivernale et parfaite pour la photo.
Meilleurs voeux

This is as carefully compose as a painting, John and the reflection and the strong perspective make it an attractive image with a rich winter feel. regards Kevin

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  • jazu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 6 N: 6] (415)
  • [2009-01-08 23:29]

WOW. Splendid work.

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  • aadilj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 64 N: 2604] (18102)
  • [2009-01-09 3:43]

With your gallery John, its so difficult to decide which one to settle for!!! This is remarkable in its perspective, pov and colours. Kudos and best wishes

Hi John,
What a wonderful atmosphere.
Very nice DOF, light and colors.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-01-09 5:38]

Hi John They is the big prospect and the diagonal to the interior direction that impresses a except street glance and gave a picture with reflections straight lines and colours of winter.
Great work
I greet you

- Une très jolie composition pour ce magnifique paysage John, la couleur dominante bleu grâce au ciel et à son reflet, participe grandement à la réussite, la débition est superbe, quelle qualité (comme d'habitude) ! En tout cas, bravo !
Passe un excellent weekend.

Hello John,

this composition is quite remarkable - like all your pictures - for different valuable charateristics. Tecnically is perfect, with a pleasant light and well balanced colours, sharpness is excellent and the depth of field infinite!!! But apart from that, the thing I like most is the fine atmosphere it conveys.
My best compliments,

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2009-01-09 9:08]

Hi John,

A really fine composition and very attractive colours. The depth and sharpness is really impressive. TFS and have a nice weekend!



Hi John,

I started to appreciate Belgium beauty through your wonderful shot. This is another example with spectacular pespective and fascinating cold mood. I wish I can visit your country during this year.



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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2009-01-09 12:24]

Bonjour John!
Very interesting composition and frame.
I like the perspective and super colours. Well done.
Have a nice weekend

Hi John,
Really well composed scenery. I like the light, perspective and relections. Great work!
Have a good WE.

Hi dear John,
A superb photo with colours,sharpness and light.very nice fine details and excellent depth.also very impressive point of view.well done.TFS
Have a nice weekend


Morning light is fantastic. You've captured it very very well.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2009-01-10 4:49]

Hi John,
a wonderful image,amazing colors and great perspective!
excellent composed,

Hello John
De très belles couleurs et une utilisation judicieuse de la perspective de ce canal, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs dégradées du ciel!!
Meilleurs vœux pour 2009

Bela composição com excelente trabalho de cor, nitidez e contrastes. Excelente.

Hi John,
According to what I have seen on TV from NL the cold has frozen you canals too to allow for skating, nice perspective here on a fine winter day.
All the best to you for 2009 !
Groeten JY

Hello John.
Magic perspective, light paints in this frozen picture.
Great sharpness too.
Best regards.

Hi John
the canal are alway a good inspiration on TE. One more beautifull perspective

Hallo John,

Na meer als 200 punten wat moet ik dan nog zeggen of toevoegen. Nu zeggen die punten mij niets over de kwaliteit van een foto, maar hier kan men toch niets anders concluderen dat hij zowel technisch als in de presentatie perfect in elkaar zit. Als ik terug kijk naar je laatste uploads dan springt deze daar toch wel bovenuit en verdient dan ook alle lof...vakwerk.



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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2009-01-11 8:29]

Hi John,

Beautiful work with the perspective .. I love how the blue of the sky meets the tones of the horizon .. beautiful winter stillness .. I don't think it is quite ready for skating yet ... very nice. take care, John

excellent winter shot! fine composition, superb colours, good details. an interesting note. my congratulations!
all the best wishes,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2009-01-11 12:30]

Hi John, I have always admired your photos of these long straight canals. They look ideal for skate racing. The bare trees still look good without leaves. Some people who designed and planted these many years ago had a lot of foresight. TFS. Murray.

Hi John,
I realize that I'm a bit late on this one... But never too late to tell you that I don't like it - I love it! Amazing, simply beautiful, with such clarity and fine detail plus the strong depth!! A stunning photo. Magnificent, to say the least!
Thanks and take care,

Hi John. Early morning is always a good time for photography but of course some mornings are better than others. Nice catch, excellent depth and pleasing perspective. I love the colours. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-01-12 11:21]

Bonsoir John,

Un cadrage sur ce canal qui nous donne l'impression qu'il n'a pas de fin. Superbe perspective. J'aime bien les fins reflets des arbres sur la glace et ce beau ciel en dégradé de bleu. Une belle photo sur tes compositions préférées, merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne soirée,


Hi john,
wow this is simpy wonderfull very good atmosphere and nice lights
very good pov and composition as well
very well done

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2009-01-14 13:15]

Hola John.
Another masterpiece shot, excellent colors, depth and POV. Superb composition.
It's never late to wish you and your family a 2009 with a lot of health, peace, prosperity and love.
Best regards.

Hello John,

How are you my good friend? Fabulous shot as usual from two weeks ago. Oddly, it does not look quite as cold as your following shot conveys, but the glowing light seen through mist is the most appealing aspect for me. The note is highly informative as always.

Have a very good week, and best wishes to Jenny.


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-01-18 10:08]

Bonsoir mon cher John
Encore une très belle perspective qui guide le regard vers un point lumineux au bout du canal.
La luminosité hivernale donne une certaine attraction sur cette composition.
J'apprécie beaucoup.
Sincères amitiés.

Bonsoir John
Superbe rendu du bleu tant pour le ciel que pour les teintes rendues de ce canal.Le point chaud à l'horizon sur la gauche équilibre parfaitement cette magnifique image.
bonne soirée

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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2009-01-23 11:49]

Hello John,

You included many beauties to your perfectly taken photo. I like extraordinary lights while the lined trees are creating fantastic depth and perspective but reflection of blues on canal surface and fog at the end are just speechless with naked tree branches. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend.

Best Regards,


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  • Uhu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • [2009-02-02 7:38]

Another perfect photo! Just perfect, no more no less!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2009-02-03 6:29]


amazing view, the misty mood is fantastic and the shapes and natural lines created are fabulous to see. nice colors and light. every detail is perfect. well done



Hi John,
What an amazing atmosphere!! Gantastic colors and excellent lighting! POV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Your gallery is wow!!!!!!!!!

Hi john,
Fantastic symmetrical reflections, with good colour, saturation and sharpness.

maestro John,
Wonderful picture,
Beatiful weather reflection.
Harika bir mavi yansıma,ışık ve renklerin dansı...
Tebrikler Büyük Usta!

Hello John,
beautiful sky that is emerging through the foliage of a branch ...
between two lines of trees, beautiful blue reflection and shadows of trees in the water ...
foreground with tree in the left corner of the photo gives a special charm ...
excellent composition worthy of praise...
Sasha ...

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-07-23 2:46]

Wow, pretty impressive landscape picture, John. It looks like a painting. Superb perspective and depth, beautiful sight of the reflections with ducks. Congratulations for this amazing capture.
best regards,

Dobar dan-popodne, gospodine.
Lepo mesto i trenutak ...
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst s datim podacima o mestu i debljini leda za klizanje.
Lep pocetak dana sa ledom na kanalu i pogled na drvored.
Dobar ugao snimka, perspektiva i prikaz, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.


Goede morgen-middag, meneer.
Mooie plaats en tijd ...
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst met de gegevens vermeld over de locatie en de dikte van ijs voor schaatsen.
Mooie start op het ijs in het kanaal en kijk naar de steeg.
Een goede hoek schot, het perspectief en uitzicht, mooie kleuren.
Goed werk en samenstelling, mijn felicitaties.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Een heerlijke middag en al het beste.

Good morning-afternoon, sir.
Nice place and time ...
Very interesting and good text with the given data on the location and thickness of ice for skating.
Nice start on the ice in the channel and look at the alley.
A good angle shot, the perspective and view, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
A lovely afternoon and all the best.

Cold mist hang over the canal while it was a bright morning, John, and you very well taken this advantage, and taken a marvelous winter shot.
frost already shown on water, yet a fine mirror with the surrounding trees.
Fabulous shot, good DOF and clarity.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hello John,
I like very much this natural setting and how interesting and airy it has become thanks to the reflections. The perspective you chose is dynamic and elegant, we are drawn along the canal and enjoy a glimpse of the surroundings too. The mist enhances the sense of depth and softens the background agreeably. You've produced a wonderful palette of cold tones, graced by some delightful warm touches. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,

Hello John,
Aha, the green growth on the water is the first I have seen in these canals. The light mist in the distance is a pleasant bonus.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2017-08-21 9:39]

Bonjour John
Une autre beauté des Flandres, excellente perspective, les reflets, les couleurs du ciel du petit matin, bravo d'avoir affronter le froid et de nous présenter ce magnifique paysage
Agréable soirée

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