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Pier Ostend - F - II

Pier Ostend - F - II
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-14
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2009 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-15 23:01
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saturday afternoon I was in Ostend, as usual with my camera in the hand.
A very nice winter day a lot sun and a blue sky.
The Pier in Ostend is always a lovely place for walking also for take of nice pictures.
I took this picture direction the port of Ostend, again try I the take a lovely perspective.

I hope that you enjoy this one.

A pier is a raised walkway over water, supported by widely spread piles or pillars. The lighter structure of a pier allows tides and currents to flow almost unhindered, whereas the more solid foundations of a quay or the closely-spaced piles of a wharf can act as breakwaters, and are consequently more liable to silting. Piers can range in size and complexity from a simple lightweight wooden structure to major structures extended over a mile out to sea. In American English, pier may be synonymous with dock.
Piers have been built for several different purposes, and because these different purposes have distinct regional variances, the term pier tends to have different nuances of meaning in different parts of the world. Thus in North America and Australia, where many ports were, until recently, built on the multiple pier model, the term tends to imply a current or former cargo-handling facility. In Europe however, where ports have tended to use basins and river-side quays rather than piers, the term is principally associated with the image of a Victorian cast iron pleasure pier.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
14/02/2009 14:09:55
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
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4368 x 2912
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Good morning
A first thanks for your useful notes
Then I also agree that this place is a nice
place to walk and to take excellent pictures..
i likethe subject,I like the whole presentation,it is an original one
thanks for sharing your nice effort with us
Have a nice day

Goedemorgen John,
zo meteen naar mijn werk, maar hier maken wij zondermeer nog tijd voor. Prachtig weer (hadden wij hier ook, afgelopen zaterdag) in combinatie met een schitterende locatie, en een prima foto als resultaat. Heel mooi met name hoe de pier wegloopt, het lijkt wel oneindelijk tegen dat hemelsblauwe lucht. Chapeaux, vriend. En bedankt! Ik wens je nog een fijne dag, tot gauw.

Hello John,

Now this is like.."as long as u can see"..what a beautiful composition coupled with super clarity and great colors..i just cant stick my eyes in the fg..the guard rails are taking it far away automatically..!!! just beautiful..!!


Hi dear John
Fine perspective of the bridge. Excellent diagonal and colours. I like how you framed it, details and contrast
TFS and have a nice week

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2009-02-16 0:29]

Hallo John!
Here the perspective is amazing and this diagonal of the pier cuts the blue of the sky and the green of the algae in a skillful way. This little cloud is a nice addition here. A really eyecatching picture and an inviting scenery!
Greetings from Westphalia where it is snowing a lot!

hello john,
amazing DOF and sharpness.
also your note is very informative.
very well managed photo.
warm regards,

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-02-16 0:32]

I like that a lovely Ostend.Thingummy,I'm telling it...MIRACLE!Add of bridge in a depth is fantastic,with different...Have a nice times,take care!


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2009-02-16 0:32]


Fantastique imag,e j'aime beaucoup la perspective qu tu as donnée à l'image, quel effet, avec la mouss vert sur ces pierres, grandiose.

bravo et amitié


Hi John,
Great POV and good perspective of the bridge. The colours, light and the cloudy sky are superb. Well done my dear friend...
TFS and have a nice week...
Ali Rıza

Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Impressionnant effet de perspective rendu à travers cette très jolie composition.
Magnifique ciel bleu animé par un bien joli nuage étiré.
J'aime également la mousse installée sur les pavés de la jetée.

hi john,
There is a aspect in your works that I love: the extreme care for composition, and this is another proof,
I praise the colors, the perspective and sharpness.

well done

Dag John,
A lovely perspective on the algae grown pier. Great colours.

Hi John.

Nice, nice tunnel effect with that Pier giding us inside the picture.

Well done!

Hello John. Wonderful perspective and a great depth for this never ending view. Light well managed and breat colors and sharpness especially on the floor. Very nice the effect of the pillars. Great job. Regards. Paulo

Hello John,
Amazing perspective here.
I like the depth of your picture, nice job,
Have a nice day,

Good morning John,

The presence of the persons and of the dog has an effect of scale. the curve of the path and the diagonal line of the pier are assets to the composition. The point of view takes our eyes to the meeting point of the pier with the path which is giving perspective to the photo. The light is enhancing the colors of the scenery. Have a nice day.


Hello John,
A marvellous long perspective along the pier and the adjacent stonework. I like the repeating motifs of the wooden struts and the green seaweed covered stones. Superb light and colours and wonderful sharpness throughout. The interesting sky offers some very nice tonal contrasts.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2009-02-16 4:31]

Dag John. Een mens krijgt direct weer zin in de zomer! Prachtige kleuren en uitstekende pov.

Dear John,
I like this landscapes that they lose their gaze in the distance, leaving a pleasant sensation of freedom.
The pov in this photo is amazing, like the colors and depth of field and the sharpness.
Excellent work, good week my friend.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-02-16 5:08]

Hi John,

fantastic composition! I'm amazed by the depth and the colors, specially in the sky. Very good job, pleasant seen!

What a fantastic shot, my friend!
Sky, walway, stones... great compo and POV.
Perfect flight and colors balance.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2009-02-16 6:13]

Hi John

The elevated pier provides good lead in lines. A wonderful blue sky, with good sharpness. Tfs!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2009-02-16 7:31]

Hello John,
great the perspective of this big pier,under a brilliant sky and a sunny day,that lead the eye on the far distance.I like the sharpness and the clarity of the scene,as the moss that are grown on the stones.Well done.

Have a nice afternoon,Danos

Hi John.
You encreasedthis nice picture of a beautiful day with a superb composition, where the double line of diagonals gives many depht to the landscape.

mooie scherpe foto John,
als een mes zo scherp, goed perspectief, uitstekend fotowerk, prettige avond.
groet Jaap

Hello John,
I like very much the composition of that photo with the diagonal presentation of the fence. The vivid colors, the DOF and the notes are very nice.

A fine perspective.
A beautiful composition with super clarity and great colors
I do like it!

Goed avond John,

Une très belle présentation de ce célèbre pier avec une incroyable profondeur de champ. Les promeneurs dans le fond de l'iamge donnent une idée de l'échelle et de la profondeur de l'image. Des contrastes bien captés et de très belles coluers bine saturées ( J'aime particulièrememnt le vert de la mousse sur le brise-lames).
Bravo et excellente soirée,

salut john
une perspective qui n'en fini pas et ou le regard va loin dans le cadrage, une digue bien mise en valeur par ce cadrage, bon travail comme d'habitude

Bonjour John,
Une très belle perspective qui retient les yeux jusqu'au bout du Pier...
Les couleurs sont très réussies notamment le bleu profond du ciel qui contraste avec le vert de la mousse et le gris des pierres apparentes à marée basse.
Well done,

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2009-02-16 11:15]

Hello John,
Nice perspective.I like the lines of the pier and the stones joining together in the background of the picture.The algae add color to the picture.Very nice blue sky.Well done!

Dag John,
Prachtige scherpe foto met een fantastische patroonherhaling tot zover het oog reikt van de steunpalen van de pier en van de met mos begroeide stenen. Heel mooie kleuren.
Groetjes, Paul

Dag, John. Een uitstekend perspectief met de pier die zich langs de hele foto uitstrekt. De golfbreker volgt de pier in dezelfde curve en dit zorgt voor een goed grafisme in het beeld. De wolken maken een niet onaangename lijn in de lucht. Goede contrasten en licht.
Een prettige avond verder,

Hi John
tu as bien capté ce trottoir qui longe la mer toute bleue dans un superbe ciel .

Olá John,

The Pier in Ostend is always a lovely place for walking.But very scary to me with these reservoirs.:)
Great perspective shot here, good details and a super work.
Best wishes,

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  • phwall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 989 W: 187 N: 1771] (6785)
  • [2009-02-16 16:00]

Hello John,
Wonderful POV using the diminishing perspective of this structure and the moss covered rocks. Composition is excellent, as always. I like the different colours, the contrast between green and the beautiful blue sky is superb. Wonderful definition in the image as well.
Superb capture.

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2009-02-16 17:42]

Hi John,
Amazing sense of perspective, clarity and colours! It's a very attractive image, that takes great profit of the beautiful sun light, the visual rhythm of the pier and its textures.
Regards, José.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2009-02-16 18:06]

Dag John,
prachtige lange lijnen en goed perspectief langs deze brug en dijk met de mooi bemoste stenen.
Groeten Gerrit

Hi dear John,
a wonderful infinity and an extraordinary depth with incredible point of view.very rich textures and details with superb sharpness.also excellent colours.an eye catcher scene.well done.TFS
Best Regards


Hi John,
Excellent perspective here with the depth created by the log diagonal angle leading from near to far. I also note the textures especially in the foreground - impressive all around. TFs. Gerald

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2009-02-16 21:58]

Hello John,

Une nouvelle perspective qui attire le regard vers le lointain. Les couleurs sont belles et bien saturées. Un très beau ciel.
Il y a une curieuse séparation de contraste sous le pont dans la partie visible de l'eau. Cela ne dérange pas autrement, mais cela a attiré mon regard.
Sinon, la qualité est excellente.



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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-02-17 0:32]

Dag John
The pier creates a deep perspective, as does the moss covered stones. This wooden structure reminds me of bridges in Myanmar. Fine light & lovely blue sky offering a good contrast. Good work!
Best Regards

Bonjour John.
C'est une composition magistrale que tu as postée là. J'aime cette perspective qui va mourir sur la droite en dessinant une belle courbe.
Du très beau travail comme d'habitude.
Bonne journée !

Salam John
Beautiful picture nicely composed and presented as usual, great colors and sharpness, Excellent POV. and DoF. picture, nice view and beautiful bridge and place..very well done.

Helo John
It is amaizing how many great idea you have
You use everithing what looks only a bit intresthing to make excellent photo
Very very good

A very simple composition but with few elements of strong impact: a infinite sense of depth (as in many of your photos), the repeated pattern of the pier pillars and stones, the good repartition between sky and land creating a diagonal, the brilliant light and saturated colours. The cloud above and the small figures below add interest to it. Very pleasurable.
Interesting note.

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2009-02-17 7:52]

You are the master of perspective, giving the perfect angle to show this kind of subject. The long line of piles creates a nice pattern and gives our eyes a direction to follow. I like the small cloud in the upper part too. Well done!

Hello John
Une très belle lumière qui donne de superbes couleurs sur cette photo.
La composition est vraiment très bien pensée pour lui donner une grande profondeur.
très bon travail!!

Good evening John,
This dam in diagonal gives very a great depth to the image. The colors of the sky and the stones are perfect, beautiful and natural. People present populate the scene agreeably. The weather was perfect in Flandres, this day there. Pleasant good work.
Have a nice evening

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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2009-02-17 11:27]

Hi John,

The perspective is amazing and this diagonal of the pier gives a lot of depth...clear colours and good quality...well taken!!



Hi John,
Beautiful landscape, very nice sharpness, colors and very good POV.
Very well done.
Best regards. Uğur

Of course i enjoy this shot John....
It has beautiful combination both subject and the superb blue sky. Colours and sharpness are very well....tfs


Hi John
Very strong perspective and deep photo, the sky blue is very strong, i's good to have people in the far end to maximize depth.
Have a nice day jY

Hi John,
Superb POV and great perspective with good capture and the colours is perfect.Also your note is very informative.
Excellent photo.
Have a nice day.

Great perspective. Excellent composition has given you a very nice shot. Great light.
Best wishes,

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-02-18 4:53]

Alaaaa...vaya perspectiva y grafismo...vaya luz y composición....vaya diagonales y profundidad,,,admirable calidad,,,saludos

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2009-02-18 6:31]

Hi my friend
Very nice place and very beautiful photo
The colours and the prospect are great
Best regards

- Really, beautiful perspective with this PoV John, incredible long curve for this pier, excellent bicoloured ambience in green and blue, well done!

Hello John,
Great POV and good perspective of the bridge.Perfect flight and colors balance.Regards.

Hello John,
Good memory for me after many years not back to Ostend since my last trip! thanks for this beautiful image of the pier!
perfect pov with the mossy rock alongside the pier!
I loved the depth and the nice colour contrast against the blue sky!
my warmest regards always
take care

Hello my friend,
Ficou linda esta tua foto com este corredor de pedra pintado de verde devido as algas , boa profundidade de foto , o pier e lindo tem uma bela construcção em madeira , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

ciao John,
bella prospettiva che corre lungo la passeggiata sotto un bellissimo cielo azzurro.
Ottimo il contrasto che oltre a far risaltare il legno del pontile mette in risalto il muschio in prossimità dell'acqua.
buona giornata

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-02-19 7:20]

Hi John! A interesting picture with in detail note. The colours of the interesting sky and the prospect and the place of reception shot... great! I like the sharpness and the clarity !Great job.
Have a nice day! Regards

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2009-02-19 7:51]

Hello John!
Very good diagonal, well composing with some nice textures of the rocks. The sky is beautiful, very well polarized. Well taken!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2009-02-19 8:03]

Witaj John!
Curious place.
Interesting composition and super perspective.
Ilike the coloring and light.
Well done.

Hi John, Great composition with the pier running right across the photo, there is excellent depth, the light is very good indeed & a beautiful blue sky, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2009-02-19 12:44]

Hi John,

Fantastic diagonal lines. I love your POV and compostion. Wonderful strong colours. TFS and have a nice evening!



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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-02-19 17:10]

Hi John,
Marvelous depth created by the long ocean pier as it leads us endlessly towards the the vivid blue sky.
The green sea stains on the old cobble stone sea wall and wonderful blue sky makes a beautiful frame for the striking pier seen at low tide.
Regards, Tom

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2009-02-20 5:26]

Hello John,
This is a really lovely view. The perspective of these mossy stones and the wood constructions against the blue water and sky is marvelous. Perfectly good job!
Best regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2009-02-20 7:13]


amazing view, the patterns of lines, the colors, the sharpness and these perfec lines and pov are fantastic.well done and very beautiful compo



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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-02-20 9:44]

Bonsoir John,

Ce pont promenade paraît sans fin sur cette photo, une excellent utilisation de la perspective ici, j'aime beaucoup. Joli contraste entre la couleur des algues sur la jetée et ce magnifique ciel bleu. Il fallait bien profiter de cette superbe journée ensoleillée... sans oublier l'appareil photo bien sur, merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et un très bon WE,


Hello John
Fine perspective and I like the angle chosen for this shot. Pier looks like it goes on for ever and ever. Fine deep saturated colours which I like. Humans add scale to this shot.

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  • pcp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 340 W: 115 N: 569] (3396)
  • [2009-02-20 21:47]
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Hi John,

Happy to see your photos after a long time in TE. Finally I'm back :) hope I will see your pictures regularly as i always do.
Wonderful shot, lovely perspective and pattern. very well done.



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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-02-20 23:11]

Hi John,
friends all told You. Very nice perspective of pier, well composed image, superb quality. I like it a lot.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi John,
Really, it seems a fantastic place for a walk. I love the prespective that the pier gives to your composition. Superb shot!!!!!

Olá John, this is a stunning perspective with wonderful colors and image clarity. I feel a strong force pulling me to the far distance...I'm going so fast I'm not even touching the ground. Superb realization.
Warm regards,

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  • dumbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 64 N: 199] (4541)
  • [2009-02-21 1:26]

Hello John,
Great composition, colors and sharpness. I like the texture of the stones and that one cloud on the sky.
Well done!


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-02-21 9:42]

Bonsoir mon cher John
Une très belle perspective latérale agrémentée de bel avant-plan profond avc une intéressante profondeur de champ.
J'apprécie beaucoup.

Hi John,
Fantastic perspective of the pier. Good diagonal composition and nice colours with contrasting blue sky.
Well done. Best regards,

Hi John,
What a superb perspective vith great POV, colours and graphism.TFS.


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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2009-02-21 15:35]

Salut John,
Très belle prise de vue en diagonale et excellente perspective, on a l'impression que le quai n'a pas de fin. Les deux personnages avec le chien nous donnent un bonne idée de l'immensité de la scène. J'aime bien la mousse verte qui recouvre les pierres. Belle présentation et superbes couleurs.
Félicitations!... et bonne fin de semaine,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2009-02-21 16:02]

Seulement toi pouvais choisir un point de vue de grande classe comme ca,une idee magnifique et une parfaite realisation,encore une fois les couleurs sont merveilleux,mes compliments,bonne Dimanche,Luciano

never seen a picture of this place before... and you show it with a real cool perspective... what a bright blue sky this is... we have a gray and rainy one here at the moment:(...

Hi John,
The perspective of this pier in your framing is really impressive, has a good depth and a nice geometric effect in the escape of lines.
The vivid colors and the strong light are very well managed.
It is a beautiful composition, my friend.
Best regards,

Hi John,
An excellent perspective and I particularly like the mossy green stones here. Even the clouds become an important part of your composition!
Kind regards

Hello John.Fantastic perspective and depth,sharpnes,light and natural colours.Bravo.Thank you for your nice comments and sorry for my bad english.


Hi John,
Splendid shot of this pier with spectacular composition and depth. The colours and lights are beautiful, the POV is very attractive. Excellent shot with interesting note. Congratulations. Have a nice Sunday!

Hello John,
Very good pov and wonderfull capture with perfect geometry and amazing fresh colors.
Fed up from winter, this nice capture ise a good "hello" to the coming spring.
I like here the nice green color on cobble stones and your splendid notes. A perfect TE job done.
TFS and best regards

Hoi John,
Het lui curvende perspectief van deze messcherp weergegeven pier maakt dit met al de diagonalen van de steunconstructie een heel dynamisch beeld. De rijke kleuren en het wolkje doet de rest. Heel fijn werk, John!
Een fijne start van de week toegewenst uit een donker Rotterdam bij 7,5 gr C.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2009-02-22 14:26]

Hello John,
Wonderful long pier, must be nice for such a beautiful day for a long walk to take in the sun and off course never forget the camera. This is wonderful shot as always, althought the sky is a bit too intense for my taste, but everything else is so great I can overlook that and really enjoy it. great clarity of the winter air and great sharpness, good light, good composition. Just really beautiful and pleasant. Thanks so much John.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2009-02-23 2:41]

Good morning John

Everything's said!!! It's just wonderful

My sincere compliments

Excellent depth and sharpness (as usual with you), and a good diversity of colors, with the green of the seaweeds over the stones of the pier.

All the best,


Hi John,

Realy I enjoyed this one. Excellent view of the pier, unusual disposition of the aging stones, rich and saturated colors. Everything all right.


Hello John,

very fine and interesting shot from Oostende with an excellent composition.The wide angle lens is a very good choice for this scene.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hi John. This looks like a special place for a walk, with a camera of course! Great colours and details. Well composed and thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.

Hello John, The colours are very vivid & also very striking in this well composed scene, I think much more powerful than we usually see from you, very effective because of it's colour, contrast, depth & the disappearing pier in the distant horizon leading the eye from FG all the way to the horizon.

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  • h2nl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 106 W: 21 N: 11] (314)
  • [2009-02-28 2:27]

This one i like very much because of all the converging lines diapearing into the distance.
Regards, Han

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-03-01 0:02]

Bonjour John,
c'est une chose qui me manque vraiment, cette proximité de la mer, je dois parcourir 150 km pour en voir la côte la plus proche. J'aime l'ambiance marine.
La photo resplendit ici par ses couleurs et sa profondeur, la fuite créée par cette structure de bois est efficace.
Excellent dimanche.

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2009-03-01 13:57]

Salut John,
Jolie composition. Tu as pris des risques...
C'est plutôt glissant les algues ;o))

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2009-03-04 3:32]

Good morning John!
Nicely composed scenery from Oostende. Superb view at the pier and stone sidewalk. Lovely colours and excellent contrast between blue sky and wooden pier. Very impressive work. My compliments
best regards

A very strong view....

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1288 W: 106 N: 2869] (13831)
  • [2009-03-04 8:57]

I never saw a so long pier. Very good depth and sharp.I like your note about piers.


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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2009-03-06 14:29]

Hi John,
the perspective is splendid, the sky is wonderfull
Nice evening

Hi John,
Your shot is very original.
Perspective and depth are very well.

Belo cenário escolhido, com excelente enquadramento; cores fortes, porém sem exagero. Muita nitidez. Trabalho competente.

José Vescovi

Hi John,

Nice POV and like the lighting in this image, Wonderful blue sky and the sharpness and clarity is great. Excellent contrast. Great job John.

Best regards

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2009-05-24 13:20]

Hi John,
no doubt who have taken this shot ! A very nice photo of your particular style. An almost endless pier, wonderful perspective and colors. I like the different layers of colors and the wonderful blue sky too !
Very well done my friend!
Best regards

Hello John.
In diagonal with the sight of the wharf, I like excellent composition the point of fugue that he believes himself and that there gets lost in the distance, great quality and a bellisimo sky that contrasts with the wood and the stones.
Good weekend.

Dobro jutro, danas je suncano.
Lepa perspektiva, pogled nema kraja.
Dobra fotografija, dobre boje i ostrina snimka.
Dobro pokazana ova mocna gradjevina.
Uspesan dan, zeli vam Paja.

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-02-23 16:17]

Hi John !!!
another one of your great photos ..... it has several elements which are showing to perfection !!!!
I also found the note quite interesting.the pier goes on " for ever " !!!!!
Have nice Sunday
Cheers from Australia.

Hi, John,
I can understand why this photo is one of your favorites. Superb!!! Fantastic colors, perfect quality. I take off my hat... Thanks!

Hello John,
a picture of extraordinary dynamism, an exciting visual experience created in a seemingly simple and peaceful place. I like very much the way you exalted the perspective and used the repeating patterns to accentuate its dynamism. The textures are very attractive and significant, the colours have a striking impact. The clouds make an intriguing contribution, the tiny people in the distance are surprisingly eye-catching and add scale and reference. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,

Good morning John,
The length of the wooden pier is magnificently shown in depth and clarity. Green algae on the base-stones and the blue sky are divided on picture by an askewed angle from where takn.
Superior POV, cheers.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello John,
The repeating patterns and the diagonal lines of the pier make this a very attractive photo.

Hello Serge! Amazing wooden pier, wonderful architecture. Superb promenade. Excellent sky. Good POV and composition. Perfect capture. Ideal focus effect. Well done!

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2016-03-26 1:39]

Dear John,
Fantastic picture I like the perspective that you gave to the picture, what effect, with green mouss on these stones, grandiose. Take care
Have a nice weekend.
Burak Erek

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