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Farm and Barn S - XX

Farm and Barn S - XX
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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: 2007-08-27
Categories: Castles
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, My best of 2009 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-08 23:01
Viewed: 4187
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 230
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These picture I found this in my archive.
This is the next picture from this nice castle, but out of a other angle.
I got very a lot good reaction on my previous picture.

I know this castle not, it's very difficult for finding between the big trees around this wonderful castle.
I took different pictures but chose this picture for the third image.

The location of this castle;
This magnificent medieval castle (renewed in 1880) is located in a dazzling park 35 ha, at a small step from Bruges (2 km), direction Knokke and the Coast (14 km). The local bus stops at 500m. at the end of the entrance. Quiet, rural and exclusive location.
Guestrooms for special occasions.

I hope you like it.

Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
27/08/2007 15:40:45
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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Hi John
one more very beautifull place and a nice picture inclidung the water.

ciao John,
immagine dagli ottimi riflessi in cui l'obiettivo giusto ha reso al meglio la scena di insieme.
Complimenti per i colori e le luci ben gestite
buona giornata

Hi John
Beautiful vivid colours in this excellent picture with nice reflections in the water. I like a lot your POv and details
TFS and have a nice week

Hoi, John.
Dit kasteel kan ik me heel goed herinneren. In vergelijking met je vorige foto (Farm and Castle OL III was dat), die al schitterend was, ben je nog verder gegaan in het verfjinen van het geheel. Perspectief, kleuren en reflecties zijn uit de kunst. Een prachtig begin van de week en een kleuren palet die deze grijze en druilerige ochtend tot en met opfleurt, bedankt! IK wens je nog een fijne dag, tot gauw.

Good morning John,
Very nice and calm scenery, perfect captured.
Good pov and nice compo with wonderfull reflections and brigt frsh colors.
Perfect pictorial geometry and good, usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Hi John.

I remember that castle from your pictures and, If I'm back to Brugues, I'll visit of course.

Excellent picture, the colours of the sky are great!

Rgs, OScar

Hi John,
A picture postcard from your archive. Lovely clean and crispy image of this beautiful place.Nature at its best!

hi john,
The fine varied light adds life to the scenery, a view with a superb feeling of depth!

best regards

Hallo John, as always your style is well recognizable, what a perfectly composed picture, all works well here, BRAVO+++

have a nice week,

Hi John!
As always a very good frame with an impressive stuff! The already beautiful places in your country are enriched with outstanding constructions. For your part, everything is well done! Saturated colors, fine photographic performance!

Best regards,

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2009-02-09 0:33]

Dag John.
mooie groothoekopname in goed licht. Uitstekend om aan beide kanten van het frame de vegetatie mee te nemen.
Mooi kasteeltje.
Groeten, Gerrit

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2009-02-09 0:44]

Hi John, Good composition with the tufts in the foreground adding value to this photograph across the lake. Perfect reflections of some of the trees is good also. TFS. Murray.

A very colourful and alive photos - like all your photos - where the interesting points are those fine reflections in the water and of course the castle in the right corner. I like the contrast between the green island and the blue sky. Well done,

Hello John,
Lovely crisp and clear colours for this well conceived composition. I like the point of view across the water with its lovely reflections to the angle of the lawn, which acts as an initial focal point before we take in the rest of the scene.

Farm and Barn S , nice title that goes really well with your shot..tfs.

Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Un bien agréable retour en période estivale. Un cadrage choisi avec soin pour valoriser cette ferme (métairie) située à proximité de ce très beau château bénéficiant d'un environnement de toute beauté.
Merci, John, de nous faire rêver en contemplant cette très belle réalisation.

Hello John.
Remarkable composition, with the leaves pointing out of the bottom left corner, and the castle in opposition on the right. Perhaps a little too much processing of the sky, but still a remarkable and beautiful scene with superb reflection on that amazingly still water.

Olá John, it seems a wonderful place and your photo is super atractive with stunning colors. The framing is excellent with the reflection filling the FG and the vegetation on the sides. I specially like the detail at left FG.
Warm regards,

This is a great shot! Your composition is outstanding using the reflection to create depth and balance for the shot. The off center placement of the castle is a nice touch here. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The angle of the shot works well giving the scene a good sense of direction.

Bonjour John,
Je me souviens de ce splendide château et c'est intéressant de le voir à nouveau dans son environnement.
La composition est très réussie et j'apprécie beaucoup ces reflets en miroir qui rehaussent la beauté de cette vue.

Good Morning John,

The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view takes our eyes toward the castle and the farm buildings which is giving depth to the photo. The picture is clear and sharp. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2009-02-09 3:41]

Hello John,

Une image pleine de couleurs et de teintes estivales. J'aime beaucoup cette alliance de couleurs très vives notamment le ciel qui attire le regard.
Les bâtiments sont superbe avec leurs briques rouges qui ressort parfaitement dans cette scène. Du très bon travail.
Bravo !



Hello John!
Wonderful colors! Excellent brightness! Great view with superb composition, including a very nice reflection!
TFS - Congratulations!
Warmest regards and greetings from Brazil,

Bonjour John
magnifique emplacement de ce château et de cette ferme bien entourés par l'eau, les couleurs sont très belles et l'image très claire

strongly eye catching colors !
well composed, a beautiful and calm place !

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2009-02-09 5:29]

Hallo John!
Kasteel ten Berghe is really situatued in lovely surroundings. A wonderful sight - especially when looking out of my window... ;-) You show it from an advantageous angle. A very well composed photo!
Greetings from cool Westphalia - with a bit snow slush!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2009-02-09 5:34]

Hello John,
nice panoramic shot of castle and the entire region.I like the canal that is curved in the foreground,as the reflections of the clouds.The brilliant light and the magnificent environment make the scene so great.Well done.

Have a nice week,Danos

- It's a very nice picture which you present us John, they would believe almost a decor of cinema so much everything is perfect, the even images on the lake seem unreal, anyway, bravo, it's very successful!

Hi John,
Superb shot of this picturesque place with beautiful architectural details and colours. The reflection is very nice likewise, thank you for sharing! Have a nice week!

Ja ik weet het ook nog John.
mooie foto, al weer anderhalf jaar oud. de tijd vliegt John, voor we het weten zijn we echt oud.
goed fotowerk. prettige dag verder.
groet Jaap

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2009-02-09 7:50]

It seems you got the perfect place to take this picture, with the water extending away to each side. Great reflection too, and a wonderful sky, which never hurts a landscape! Nice work!

Bonjour John,

Une autre superbe photo magnifiquement composée et avec une très belle luminosité. Une belle profondeur, des couleurs chaudes et de magnifiques reflets. Du grand travail photo. Bravo!

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2009-02-09 8:26]

ok, het is eentje uit het archief, maar hij mag toch wel gezien worden en zeker hier getoond worden. In deze nogal grijze dagen brengt het kleur en hoop naar warmere dagen. Prachtige opstelling en uitvoering.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2009-02-09 8:43]

Good evening dear John

The post you have chosen is really attractive. Nice 1/2 frame, great reflection and strong colors with sharp details. I like the partly cloudy sky and the green on the left.

Have a good evening and TFS

Hello John,
Amazing view from this dreamland. Nice POV and colors,
Best regards,

Olá John,

Very nice landscape shot. Great colours and a very pleasant composition. Sky and the clouds colours are all nice perspective is excellent. Good DOF,which leads us to the castle.
Best Regards,

Great colourful and picturesque scenery.Beautiful nature and wonderful reflections!

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-02-09 9:26]

Hi John;
The very well landscape,and very perfect work.You have a wonderful outlooks,have a nice all time,take care of yourself!


Salut John,
superb shot with excellent sharpness and clarity.colours,reflections and architectural details are incredible.very nice scene.very peaceful and calm.also elegant presentation with nice frame.well done.TFS


Hoi John,

Een mooi doorkijkje tussen het riet en het gras! Een spiegel van een reflectie, maar er liggen wat vogelpoepjes op de spiegel. ;-)

Groetjes! Dennis

Hello John,
Extremely beautiful quality image with the best pov and the beautiful colouration!
I loved the depth, the reflection and good details in it!
many thanks for the wonderful sharing

Good evening John,
Which colors, reasonably saturated, in a beautiful light. The reflection is perfect. A very beautiful image of Flandres.
Have a nice evening

Hello John,
Good pov and nice compo with wonderfull reflections and brigt frsh colors.Great view with superb composition.Regards.

salut john
tu devrai plus souvent chercher dans ton disque dur pour nous trouver de telle image, ou les couleurs sont saturées et ou le cadrage est toujours nickel, beau travail

Hi John,
This is so beautiful.
Very nice colors, good sharpness with the point of view!
That lovely cloudy sky is just awesome.
Best wishes. Uğur

Hallo John,

Het is altijd goed om regelmatig in het archief te neuzen. Ik doe het ook regelmatig en vind dan regelmatig foto’s waarvan ik mij afvraag waarom ik die nog niet eerder heb gebruikt.
Deze prachtige foto laat zien dat we het verleden niet altijd moeten laten rusten.

Groet Rob

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  • phwall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 989 W: 187 N: 1771] (6785)
  • [2009-02-09 15:34]

Hello John,
Another lovely view from you, the pond in the foreground with the reflections of the clouds is very pretty, so too the castle and surrounding buildings. A perfect travel brochure image, compliments on a very picturesque capture.

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-02-09 17:41]

Hi John,
Another beautiful tranquil Belgim scene with the winding canal catching striking reflections in its placid surface as it leads wonderful to the compelling architecure and breathtaking blue sky background.
The colors are crystal clear and natural with fine depth and sharpness.
Regards, Tom

This is a wonderful view with a superb reflection and beautiful colours. We can see you have fantastic archives!!! Please, keep searching.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2009-02-09 21:53]

Hello John,
Superb picture with many beautiful details.The reflections and the colors are very nice.The POV is very well choosen.Fantastic.
Best regards

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2009-02-10 1:37]

Hello John,

Lovely a kind of rural viev, especially great sky adds here excellent atmosphere. Very well chosen POV and good composition. Superb reflections add effect here.

All the best,

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-02-10 2:33]

Hi John,

what a colorful and attractive photo. It looks it came from a fantasy book. Very well chosen angle and superb details. I personally love the blue sky. Very well done!

Such great reflections. I really love these old castles you have in the Flanders. They are great.
Best wishes,

Bonjour John,
Great POV, beautiul scene with nice vivid colours and excellent reflections on the water. Well done my dear friend...
All the best...
Ali Rıza

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2009-02-10 5:05]

Hi John

Good colour saturtaion, with superb reflections, & excellent sharpness. Nice warm cold colour contrasts, & a wonderful composition. Tfs!

Hi John, A wonderful view in which to take this photo, the bridge to the left & the castle to the right, the reflection through-out is superb & strong, gorgeous colours, excellent light & overall the composition is first class, I really like the reeds entering the bottom left corner, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-02-10 5:20]

Hi John! They is a picture that impresses, the colours the composition and the symmetry an one more very beautiful place and a nice picture reflection of the water and nature colours and sharpness at its perfect!

Hi John,
This is a very beautiful view with the colours are wonderful.A perfect reflections in the water.I like the pov here.
Excellent work!
have a nice day,

Hi John. It seems a really nice castle from the distance. GReat composition with the lake and the wonderful reflections. Colors are very nice and the detail superbe. Very well done. Regards. Paulo

Hi John,
A very photogenic place well framed, so nice colours with this light and the exposure of your shot, great result with these reflections on water, well seen this green fg to give depth at yoir presentation.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2009-02-10 11:57]

Hi John,

A wonderful scene. A really fine composition. You have really managed to include just about everything from the bridge to the left and the castle to the left. TFS and have a nice evening!



Dag, John. Een mooie plek. Het kasteel hebt u zeer goed geplaatst in uw compositie aan het einde van het perspectief dat het water creëert. De reflecties en het licht zijn heel mooi. Goede diepte dankzij de inclusie van de planten in de linkerhoek.
Prettige avond verder,

Hi John,
This is a winner! Wow, the perspective is perfect and the details, reflections, and colors striking. Awesome work. tFS. Gerald

Hello John,
Nice sunny colors here.
Ilike in particular this beautiful sky.
Have a nice day,

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-02-11 6:02]

Bonjour john,
on retrouve ici ton style plus personnel, au travers du choix du paysage mais aussi de la manière avec laquelle tu nous le présentes. Couleurs vives, lumières claires mais pas trop, un ciel toujours très séduisant.


Hallo John,

Een wijds overzicht, en heel mooi opgebouw met het water wat zich splits voor onze neus. Beide kanten blijven interessant ook al neemt natuurlijk de rechterkant het merendeel voor zijn rekening door het kasteel....zeer fraai.



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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2009-02-11 8:59]

Hello John,
Due to the very good composition the castle looks perfect, surrounded by green vegetation and blue water against the beautiful sky. The greenery in the foreground and in the center makes the picture being very light and colorful. Very good job!
Best regards,

Bonsoir John
de très belles couleurs contrastées, un superbe ciel et une belle utilisation des reflets. Bref, c'est une photo qui me plait bien. Bravo.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-02-12 11:40]

Bonsoir John,

Un retour à l'été qui fait vraiment du bien, la météo nous prévoit encore une période neigeuse demain sur la région parisienne !!! Très bel effet du grand angle sur ce paysage qui lui donne une très agréable profondeur. J'aime beaucoup ce ciel qui donne un contraste magnifique avec le reste la composition et offre un très beau reflet. De la superbe photo, bravo et merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne soirée,


Hi John,
nice view of this farm, with good colors capture and reflections, really very interesing. Great job.

Hello John,
This is really nicely and magical composed! This reflection on the water is just...amazing. I really like the fantastic light and incredible colours on this picture. Congratulations!!
Best regards,

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-02-12 20:13]

Dag John
We seen this castle from you before. Like the two perspectives you created from this POV near the curve of the canal. Good contrast of the pink castle & buildings with the blue sky..the clouds look better in the reflection. Good work!
Best Regards

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-02-12 23:13]

Hi John,
very nice colours and reflections. Another interesting place and great presentation. I like it a lot.
Gr., Aleksander

Helo John
Typical for west part of Europe.I like rows with water and almoust everywhere are they present in this part of Europe.
Good present of this farm and barn to
Nice colors

Hello my friend ,
Lindo ponto de visão apanhar esta esquina verde , gostei muito dos reflexos , bom contraste de cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hello John,
what can I say about a similar magnificent photo?
Sharpness and light are on top, colors and reflections are really amazing so as the incredible landscape.
Very well done dar friend.
Have a great week end.

Hi John,
superb picture, in which the subject, with water, is attracting.Everything is perfect, in partcular sharpness.
Very good work.
Thanks for sharing

Hi John
Lovely capture of the castle. Great light, colours and reflections in the water.

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  • aadilj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 64 N: 2604] (18102)
  • [2009-02-14 0:32]

Hi john, this is beautiful clear reflection thats been so wellc aptured. I love the crisp hues and the balanced view. the energy that you have got is lovely

Bonjour John.
Ce paysage est d'une grande beauté et nous fait regretter les beaux jours. Les reflets sont particulièrement réussis.

Ciao john, splendid composition with fantastic reflections, wonderful light and colors, very well done, a great Valentine Day to you, ciao Silvio

Hi John,
I like that one of the protagonists of your photo is seen so small in a side of the framing, and how you have balanced the composition with the farm and the barn in the middle of the image, with a few beautiful reflections.
The light, the colors and the quality of the image are to a high level, as usual in your good work.
Best regards,

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2009-02-14 8:28]

Hi John
Wonderful photo my friend with very beautiful colours
Well done
Best regards

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2009-02-14 12:37]

Allô John!
Magnifique scène de campagne avec un château en plus. C'est plutôt rare qu'on voit une grange et un château à côté.
Le bel éclairage met bien en valeur cette scène et donne de superbes couleurs, belle réflection aussi.
Cordiales salutations,

Hi John,
What a stunning panoramic view and great colours, sharpness, light and reflection.TFS.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11903 W: 126 N: 21532] (110323)
  • [2009-02-14 15:51]

Salut John,le professeur des reflections a fait un nouveu fantastique travail,j'ai plus de mots pour commenter tes photos! Seulement mes plus gros compliments,bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Hi John. Great photo. Wonderful colours and good details. I love the reflections and the wonderful calm mood of this shot. Well composed and thanks for sharing.
Have a good Sunday, Paul.

Hello John. The motive is fantastic. Composition, light, colors etc. are in the best way. Masterfully, - and informative text. Best regards, Wolfgang.

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  • Uhu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • [2009-02-15 2:40]

Very good photo, perfect details and colors here! Great work!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2009-02-15 7:08]


très belle iamge, une fantâstique vue, ces reflet ce couleurs, vraimen tun mangigique jardin bien vert, tout bbeau avec le cha^teau, quel coin bucolique, une merveille dont tu as le secret.

Bravo et amitié


Hoi John, mooi hoe u hier kasteel discreet achterin de compo geplaatst heeft - het oog kan zo vrij door dit mooi stukje Vlaaanderen dwalen. Mooi werk in overtuigende kleuren.
Fijne week toegewest uit een duister en bewolkt Rotterdam bij 5,6 gr C.

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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2009-02-15 12:57]

Dag John,

Skilfully build point of view as same the quality of capture in enviably sharp with vivid colors. I liked also crystal clear reflections on canal while including part of vegetations at foreground. Wonderful, congratulations. Have a nice new week.

Best Regards,


A wide point of view, good colors (especially the sky with the deep blue), and a nice serie of reflexions.

All the best,


Hi John,

Excellent rendu avec couleurs riches et saturées. L'eau noire et calme en avant plan est assez impressionnante et les reflets du château au loin sont des plus saisissants.

Le bleu du ciel et le vert de la pelouse m'apparaissent légèrement plus artificiels que dans la vraie vie mais je suis incapable de dire ici, si le photographe a forcé ou non la saturation.


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  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3770 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2009-02-15 22:08]

Hello Johna
what great archives you have !! it's a walt Disney place !!
peacefull, great colours and famous composition.
a nice day for you John

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2009-02-15 22:47]

I can only imagine how many wonderful photo are just getting lost in your archive. Another really beautiful image with good light, colors and beuatiful composition. Technically all is good as always. Thanks

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2009-02-16 1:17]

Hi Johm,
The short focal length gave strong depth, also with the help of the FG vegetation coming in the framing.
General quality is good with pleasant reflections..

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2009-02-16 2:26]
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A delightful landscape John put in a fine compo presenting to the best good details from the fore- to the background.

(..and btw - I guess I will continue my little "Time out" as I have little respect for how the new owners run this place..)

Hello John,

excelllent fotojob with a perfect composition and fine colors.I like the reflections in the water.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • Bandit Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 284 W: 28 N: 309] (2360)
  • [2009-02-16 11:21]

Bonjour John,
Une très belle image !! J'aime beaucoup le premier plan d'eau et ainsi que les herbes sur la gauche ! Les bâtiments sont bien placé et le tout est accompagné d'un superbe ciel !!
Bravo !!

Hello Dear John,

I wold like to join the chorus of admirers of this superb shot, bringing the number to 100, and the points to 200. Every aspect of the image is first rate — the composition, colors, resolution...

Warm regards, good friend,


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  • alive Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 1 N: 227] (1360)
  • [2009-02-17 7:13]

Hello John!
Bela foto, belas cores e belo reflexo.
foto com profundidade e boa composição.

Hi John,
Wonderfull composition of a beautiful place. Impressive sky and fantastic reflections

Hello John
une très belle vue d'été qui nous fait du bien dans ces temps gris hivernaux.
j'aime beaucoup cette composition et les reflets qu'elle donne.
Une très belle réalisation avec de bonnes couleurs!!

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 277 N: 11813] (91044)
  • [2009-03-03 5:01]

Hello John ,
What a beautiful shot ! When I look at your pictures , ant the Carper's ones , I try to learn something in the art of composition . Colors , and clarity are wonderful . And this kind of sky is so great .
Best regards

Hello John,
While browsing your images, this one especially caught my eye, the panoramic setting and the mirror water image.

Good job,

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-03-21 3:18]

Amazing shot with nice mirror effect!!
Well done!!


Hi John,
Sharpness and clarity are superb,good colors.

Hello John,

The water is an important element in this composition!
It serves as a fine mirror and an effective lead to the castle, and the colour of the buildings contrasts well with the greenery...
A balanced composition, where I appreciate inclusion of the straws in front!

Pablo -

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-05-01 21:06]

Bonjour mon cher John
J'espère que vous allez mieux
Une très belle vue d'ensemble, château et ferme sous une belle luminosité estivale.
j'apprécie cette profondeur d'image bien étalée sur l'avant-plan.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2009-10-26 14:52]

realy beautiful composition usig the plant and water reflection at the fg and the beautiful castel at the bg.love the warm colors of the bricks contrating with the fresh greens.
best regards

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i zamku, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i refleksi na vodi.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening, sir.
An interesting article about the place and trap, with the given data ...
Good composition, nice place and the architecture shown.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place and reflections on the water.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hello John,
this is a superb composition, you made the most of all the elements as well as of the light and the colours. A very rewarding scenery, the farm lies in an amazing location, with so much vegetation and water around it and with a splendid castle in the neighbourhood. There's an exquisite dynamism in your composition, wonderful details and rich, bright colours. The sky and the reflections are very attractive too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,

Hello John,
I was going to say, I have never seen a farm surrounded by a moat. But I see that your note refers to it as a castle. The reflections and the green/red combination are lovely.

Hi John
A tranquil view of a great location for a castle with attractive light and hues. What a brilliant effect the clouds on the gorgeous still water and the way the reflections balance the composition. Blades of reed indeed is a lovely little touch there. As always enjoyed reading your interesting information. Lovely take, Congrats.
Best regards

A castle with a farm and beautiful water-scape around it, John.
Even from a distance, the castle looks magnificent.
Red bricks built in fine contrast to green surrounding.
Have a nice weekend,

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