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Korenlei Ghent a -Ib

Korenlei Ghent a -Ib
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-02
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2009 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-03 22:55
Viewed: 4419
Points: 234
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thank everyone that brought a visit to my 900th picture to TE.

Saturday afternoon I was in Ghent, the first time after my accident, I can already walk and again pictures make, little bit in slow motion.
We got very sunny moments, this gives a excellent result, you can see about the Leie, the river the ‘Korenlei’ in Dutch with the a lot old houses.
One year ago was te last renovation end

You can see from left to right:
- House "The City Doornick"
- House "De Swaen"
- House "The Fortune" (16th century brewery)
- House "Den Ancker is the guildhall of Involuntary Schippers
- House "Five Hellemen" (16th century inn and brewery)
In foreground the a lot chairs wait on a lot tourists.

I hope that enjoy of these city picture.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
02/05/2009 14:05:51
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Partial metering
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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To Floydian: superstrakjhm 1 2009-05-04 09:31
To mark_mk: worth visitingjhm 1 2009-05-04 09:45
To lrw1966: excellent colorsjhm 1 2009-05-04 11:23
To ribeiroantonio: Belgian friesjhm 1 2009-05-07 11:24
To stego: An inviting imagejhm 1 2009-05-08 11:59
To PixelTerror: financial crisisjhm 1 2009-05-09 07:38
To smarcell: good reasonjhm 1 2009-05-29 10:14
To xuaxo: Gent or Brugge?jhm 1 2009-08-01 11:27
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Hi John,
Really very nice your architecture photos this one is very sharp and very well composed.The lighting is fantastic.

Hello John. Compliment for this fantastic photo. You realized this beautiful motive in professional way. Simply perfectly. Best regards, Wolfgang.

Hello John,

A pleasant spring scene, with people enjoying the sun after winter!
I like the point of view including the outdoor restaurant and provides a good look to the fine architecture across the canal...
Good to hear you're mobile again and ready for the summer season!

Pablo -

Good morning dear John,
After a long winter, ready for summer !
Nice scene, good pov and nice brilliant fresh colors; fulfilling the viewer with joy of life !
TFS and best regards

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2009-05-03 23:27]

Hi John,
good capture of the street scene,nice colors and good lighting management,
I also like the architectural details,well seen and composed,

fijn dat U weer een beetje mobieler bent.
mooie foto van een prachtige oude beroemde Belgische paats, goed positie gekozen, mooi fotowerk. prettige dag
groet jaap

Hi John
Wonderful perspective from Ghent. Great colours and contrast as usual
I like a lot how you framed it and sharpness
Have a nice week

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-05-04 0:09]

Bonjour John,
l'idée est astucieuse d'avoir placé cette terrasse à l'avant plan, elle ajoute une belle gamme de couleurs supplémantaires et participe à la profondeur.
Une image nette pleine de détails.

Hi John.

So...I'll be waiting hundreds of pictures now you can walk... :P

Nice view of the houses. The colours are great and nice how you are showing us the summer is here!

Rgs, Oscar

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-05-04 0:18]

Hi John,
an interesting presentation from Gandawa. Good composition and superb quality of photo. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Hallo John,

Een ansichtkaart uit Gent waar ik nog nooit geweest ben. Maar het lijkt zeer fraai met historiche gebouwen die zeer kleurrijk overkomen. Je hebt hier tevens rekening gehouden met zowel het perspectief alswel de vervorming, want alles staat superstrak in het beeld...perfect..!!!!

Prettige dag,


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-05-04 0:52]

Hi John,They is pleasant that you are well also for the enormous number of photographs Here I see empty chairs and a number of persons seating under. The buildings impressive and the prospect supremacy Good effervescent colours

Hello John,
A joyful spring photo. Good POV and composition with excellent perspective. Beautiful light, good natural colours and perfect clarity. TFS!
Best regards,

Hi John,
Splendid city shot with spectacular compositon and attractive details, the depth of the photo is superb. Beautiful lights and colours, great mood, indeed. Tfs! Have a nice week!

Hi John. A pleasant lively impression from Ghent, very colorful and with a lot of delightful details to spot. Your shooting angle was very aptly chosen to create an impression of depth, as a result of the foreground elements and the diagonal perspective. Nice shot.

Hello John,
Looks a very nice spot to sit and sip a cup of coffee with a slice of cake. I like the long deep perspective along the waterfront and the presence of the people on the quayside. Very good light and colours with superb sharpness.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2009-05-04 2:19]

Good morning John!
That's what I call inviting! Sitting there with a cappuccino or something else must be great. All these wonderful facades really are a dream. Your photo simply is perfect - in each respect! This also must have been a perfect day ...
Greetings from Germany!

Hello John,
What a light and what a colors on Flandres! Major framing and the detailed image are superb. I like the varied colors and the life present. Congratulations.
Have a nice day

Dag, John. Ik verheug me dat u weer kan lopen en foto's maken. U toont hier een zeer mooie plek in Gent. De blauwe stoelen en tafels zorgen voor een kleurrijke voorgrond. Goed perspectief en mooie kleuren.
Prettige dag verder,

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2009-05-04 3:19]

Hello John,

Une très belle terrasse. Une vue qui donne envie de s'y assoir.
La perspective s'étend sur les tables et sur le canal. Les couleurs sont très bien saturées et le bleu du ciel répond agréablement au bleu des tables.
Bien vu !



Hello John,
Very peaceful and relaxing place for a cup of coffee. Very nice composition with lovely colors, a sunny beautiful day.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.

Hallo John,
De meeste foto's die in deze omgeving gemaakt worden, tonen meestal de huizen op de andere oever. Die dus van het terras.
Fijn dat we ook eens een foto zien van de huizen aan de overkant. Je kent ze zelfs alle met hun naam.
Mooie compositie met het lege terras en de blauwe tafeltjes. De groene planten lijken de Leie te volgen tot aan de brug.
Prachtige architectuurfoto met een stralend weertje.
Groeten, Paul

Hello John,
beautiful view over the blue tables to the lovely buildings on the other side of the river. I like the diagonal perspective and the perfect framing. Beautiful colors and many details. The people appreciating the sun bring some live into this perfectly composed street scene. Congratulations.
Best wishes,

Hoi John,

Het is dan ondertussen ook weer terrasjes-weer geworden in Europa? Waar ik nu zit is het dag in dag uit terrasjes-weer. Hoewel, op dit moment komt er heel toevallig een kleine moesson uit de hemel. Maar ik zit nu dan ook binnen, dus het maakt niet uit ;-).

Groeten! Dennis

Good morning John,

The presence of the people on the edge of the canal has an effect of scale. The point of view is taking our eyes toward the buildings in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The lampost are framing well the canal. The sky is sending a good light which is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi John
je constate que tu es en voie de guérison, bravo, tu as émis une superbe photo avec tous ces gens qui sont assis au bord du canal au lieu de prendre les chaises, très belle luminosité qui donnes de superbes couleurs

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 277 N: 11724] (90429)
  • [2009-05-04 4:57]

Hello John ,
What a perfection in the composition ! The sharpness is excellent , too . So , it is a pleasure to discover this beautiful city , with such a picture .

Hi John,

Wonderful view of the old houses and people sitting by the river, Great sharpness and variety of the colors. Like the angle of the shot looking down the row of tables and good light management. Great job John.

Best regards

Hi John!
It's a lovely, pleasant and truly beautiful cityscape! The picture's excellent, with outstanding sharpness, perfect exposure, wonderful colors, a very well chosen pov and a pretty effective composition!
TFS - Congratulations!
Best regards,

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2009-05-04 8:30]

Allô John!
Très jolie place et magnifique rangée de maisons le long du canal, j'irais bien prendre un bon café en admirant cette belle scène. Superbe architecture et belle harmonie de couleurs.
Tous mes compliments,

Quelle belle scène! La lumière est fantastique et donne de superbes couleurs à cette belle ville de Gand. Excellente composition.
Amicalement et bon rétablissement

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2009-05-04 9:03]

Hello John,
What a beautiful place for all these people to relax along that river.I like those nice colored houses.That place's immediate surroundings look very pleasant.Congratulations!

Hi John,
nice to hear you´re recovering well from your accident.
The image is very nice, love the wide angle view here and the colorfull buildings, they look great, seems like Ghent is really worth visiting! A nice, colorful shot, I like it a lot!

Take care

salut john
une vue originale avec les siéges des bistrots en perspective et un angle du canal bien choisi aussi, des couleurs qui claquent a l'écran, beau travail

John, Hi:

Your composition of this city picture is amrvelous, with excellent colors and details of architecture. Wonderful notes, also assist with the understanding. Thanks.

John, it is so very good, to hear you are out and about. We wish you continued improvement.


Ola John ,
Linda foto com uma luz magnifica e bem colorida com umas cores bem vivas , o lugar muito interessante para tomar um café , as casas tem uma arquitectura muito bela , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bonjour John,

Une très belle vue de cette superbe ville. Une composition qui lèle avec beaucoup d'harmonie les belles anciennes maisons et la vie d'aujourd'huio avec la jeunesse et les terrasses.Composition très éuilibrée et une magistrale profondeur d'image.
Goed avond,

Hoi, John.
Vanuit een perfecte hoek een net zo perfecte weergave van deze unieke plek. Zeer kleurrijk, uitermate sfeervol en werkelijk kristalhelder. Niets dan lof, vriend! Bedankt voor deze mooie plaatje. Ik wens je een fijne avond en ik zie je gauw, de hartelijke groeten uit Amsterdam,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2009-05-04 13:09]

Hi John,
its like a toys city . I love colourful atmosphere with open air. well framed picture. congratulations for your 900th picture. I am waiting for another 900 picture from you.
Best wishes

Hello my dear John

Nice panfocus expression, sharpness and well calcurated color management. F/13 makes a very detail discription to this photo too.
Congratulation on your great job !

Thanks for sharing and best regards

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2009-05-04 19:32]

Hi John,
Outstanding clear true colors to the beautiful springtime view of the canal.
Love how the beautiful Belgium architecture stands outs so brilliantly against this vivid blue sky.
Excellent depth and sharpness.
Must be something interesting going on in the canal.
Regards, Tom

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2009-05-04 20:37]

John congratulations on your 900 posting on this wonderful site trek earth. I love the blue chairs which are empty while the people are sitting on the edge of the canal. I love the lampstands perspective and the old homes in the distance. Excellent work John.

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2009-05-04 23:06]

Good morning JOhn

Unbelievable light and clarity. One of those days you are happy to be around. Great colors and terrific details

HAve a good day and TFS

Salam John
It is beautiful photo . Fantastic compo in perfect colors. Interesting lighs.Well done


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  • aadilj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 64 N: 2604] (18102)
  • [2009-05-05 2:24]

This is so bright and sunny ans so well composed with a nice pov. I like the mood and the ambience. The capture is beautiful and superb. I am sorry I couldnt write to you earlier as I was travelling.

Hallo John,
Ik stel met plezier vast dat je weer op de been bent, nu nog op de fiets en alles is weer goed.De foto is ook goed, heel geslaagd. De kleuren zijn goed gesatureerd. Ik heb een opmerking...Den Ancker is volgens mij het huis van de 'niet-vrije schippers' (Eng. unfree of unenfranchised). Involuntary betekent 'onvrijwillig'. Maar dit doet dus niets af aan de kwaliteit van de foto. Mijn verontschuldigingen voor deze opborreling van mijn opleiding regent Germaanse talen en hartelijke groeten uit een druilerig en koud Luxemburg.

Hi John,
The environment out and the composition is well thought
Also excellent prensentation

Ciao John, great view of lovely place with splendid perspective and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello John.
You show us a colorful Ghent.
The perspective is unique, I like very much the foreground's tables and chairs, and the lampposts that are valid elements to boost the image vertically.
Best regards.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2009-05-05 9:40]

Hello John,
One day very nice to sit on those terraces and enjoy the sun, but it seems that people prefer to sit on the banks of the canal. Great perspective with wonderful light and colors. Excellent POV.
Best wishes,

Hi John,
The angle of the framing is excellent, and creates a good sensation of depth and a great perspective of this urbanscape.
It must be very agreeable to sit down for drinking a coffee in this place and enjoying a spectacular sight on the beautiful architecture of the opposite shore.
Beautiful composition, good light and splendid colors.
Warmest regards,

Bonjour John
A nice spring scene, Excellent Caught of view and lovely details, a good presentation and composition,
with great naturels colours , Excellent DOF. and light..
Bonne journée et tous mes compliments.

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-05-05 22:35]

belle photo de ce canal bordé de terrasse délaissée par ces nombreuses personnes qui préfèrent le bord du canal pour s' y assoir.
Jolies couleurs, bonne envie donnée a s' assoir aux terrasses plutot que près d' eux.

Amitiés Thomas

Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Cette place est une véritable invitation à s'installer sur l'un des fauteuils, commander une boisson et laisser aller à contempler la vision offerte de la bonne de ville de Gand que j'ai visitée il y a bien longtemps. Mais, rien ne semble avoir changé, le charme opère toujours autant.
Je suis bien heureux de te revoir reprendre le chemin des photographes.
Un grand merci.
Amitiés sincères.

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2009-05-06 4:29]

Hi John,
again a great photo from your camera. Very good perspective
with excellent sharpness and colors.
The houses looks very old and interesting, Tfs
Best regards

hi john,
The shapes and colors are quite appealing, great photo, technically very well managed and handled.


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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2009-05-06 7:03]

Hi John,

I like this place very romantic. It seems a nice place for a cooffe and apreciate the view.


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-05-06 10:24]

Bonsoir John
Je constate que vous êtes sorti pour chasser les images.
Je note ici une très bonne perspective en diagonale et cela donne une très belle profondeur à l'image sous cette belle luminosité printanière.
Sincères amitiés

Hello Dear John,

A very inviting sidewalk cafe scene, and what is mystifying is the cafes are empty! The people are all sitting on the edge of the canal. Excellent colors and resolution. Warm regards,


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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-05-06 13:02]

Hello John!
What a beautiful graphical factors and very lovely blue of sky...Original work!


Hello John
What a wonderful postcard remitted from you to all of us the friends of T.e.A shot in which you can see a wonderful combination of architectural details,people all around each interested in something else,I like their moving view which being action
A nice place to have a rest
thanks for sharing it
regards and compliments

Sorry John,
but in my previous criticism I had not noticed the achievement of the prestigious milestone of 900 photos, 900 masterpieces to delight our eyes. Congratulations.
Like this fantastic last one, a beautiful landscape full of colors and light, and with a great POV.
My best wishes for you.
Warm regards

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56892)
  • [2009-05-06 15:46]

Goedenavond John,
Een foto te laat, maar desalniettemin gefeliciteerd met het behalen van de 900 foto's! Een indrukwekkend aantal! Ik vind het leuk om dit stukje van Gent te zien, aangezien ik hier afgelopen maand, toen ik onderweg naar Leuven was en een omweg via Gent maakte, ook ben geweest, voor het eerst, want ik had het een paar jaar geleden toen ik voor het eerst in Gent was gemist. Het is een prachtig, zonnig gezicht vanuit een goede POV. Bedankt!

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2009-05-06 23:49]

Salut John,
Jolie carte postale de cette très jolie ville.
Une invitation à s'y arrêter.

A lively composition of this historical city. The quay along the canal forms a diagonal tht leads the eye towards that interesting red building in the bg. The people enjoying the sun sitting by the canal make us thing of a feast.
Crystal clear and with a great sense of space and perspective.

I like the atmosphere that you have in this nice picture. Very good framing.
Best wishes,

- Belle composition sur la jolie citée touristique de Gand John, charmant endroit où il doit faire bon s'attabler quelques minutes, le rendu couleur est parfait avec cette similitude entre le ciel et les guéridons, bravo !

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2009-05-07 5:30]

hi John

Very good to know that you are up and about to shoot scenery again.

This is a great view of the great place, I really feel like sitting down and have a hot tea! and enjoy the scenery.

Good work.

tfs, bill

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2009-05-07 7:28]

Hi John
Such a wonderful collection of older style buildings. Great clarity and depth. I like this POV with the lamp standard placed in just the right spot.

Hello John
beautiful architecture
i like colors and sharpness
very nice daily scene
thanks for sharing
best regards

Hello John,
Very nice sunny colors.
I like your compo which perfectly uses the architecture.
Have a nice day,

Ciao John,
always of great quality the photos that you propose, the persons along the channel, the tables, the chairs and these fantastic rooms with its colors, render a vision of great tranquillity. It compliments.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2009-05-07 12:25]

Czesc John!
Wonderful view, good frame.
I like the colors and sky.
Beautiful architecture.
Well done.

Nice composition using the diagonals, and a very rich view in terms of details: the houses, the canal, the poeple sitting on itsbank, the tables of the cafe..

All the best,


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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-05-07 17:05]

Hi John, I was traveling and I come back.
Congratulations for new uploading!!
Very good capyure!!
Amazing colours!!

Very well done!!

Best regards,

I would like to seat there and have a beer and a plate of “frites belges” (Belgian fries). Not a “Mort Subite” but a simple Stella Artois to be able to enjoy the good weather and the magnificent view. Thanks for that.

Salut John,
Joli cette invitation à la terrasse pour y savourer un rayon de soleil.
Belle réalisation.

Hi John
beautiful presentation and very encouraging to visit Ghent.
I like especially the colors but also the diagonal lines make the composition very interesting.

Hello John,
A joyful spring photo. Good POV and composition with excellent perspective.Regards.

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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2009-05-08 18:00]

Hello John,

Skilfully build point of view especially with fantastic effect of diagonal layouts of objects. Traditional facades, canal, visitors, old styled street lamps and your another clever addition of cafe that full with tables and chairs. I liked also blues on sky and tables too. Congratulations. Have a nice week end.

Best Regards,


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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2009-05-08 20:38]
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Hallo John,
An inviting image... Charming architecture, a superb light... One wishes to be there, enjoying the Spring sun with those people. I think I know the place, which I saw in a beautiful day like this in late April of 2001. I also remember the delicious lunch that was kindly offered by the business partners we were visiting.
Regards, José.

Hi John,
Amazing composition from this beautiful place!
Excellent capture from a great POV with a fine prespective!
Superb vivid colors!!
Have a nice weekend

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2009-05-09 1:02]

Olá John, good to know that you are better and ready to press the button of your camera again. Indeed, this image shows a pretty sunny day in Ghent but it seems that the people are more interested in being sitted by the cannal than having a drink in the splanade. Wonderful wide perspective with the atractive arquitecture filling nicely the background.
Best regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2009-05-09 1:28]

Hi John

I hope you've fully recovered from your bike accident. Good colour, sharpness & framing here. Excellent repetition of the colourful blue tables & chairs. Tfs!

HI John,
This must be a financial crisis picture... everything is ready to welcome visitors on this nice cafe terrace but they prefer to sit for free on the canal !
Nice picture with good perspective.
Have a nice week end, groeten JY

Hallo John,

Het herstel gaat moeizaam, begrijp ik. Ik hoop dat je weer helemaal de oude wordt. Mooi zonnig plaatje van de Korenlei. Toen ik gisteren op de terugweg uit Engeland bij Gent in de file stond was ik wat minder blij met deze prachtige stad.

groet Rob

Hoi John,
Ik zie deze nu pas en wat een fraaie Ghentse plaat is het! Wat een fijne architectuur allemaal weer en natuurlijk nopot het terras om even plaats te nemen. Veel bekende gebowen, een grote diepte en natuurlijk uitgevoerd in aanprekende kleuren en scherpte. Fraai werk John en fijn om u weer aan het werk te zien!
Fijn weekend uit een wat bewolkt Rotterdan bij 18 graden C.

Helo John
Ghent looks very inviting at Spring time and lovely shot from old part of city

Hi Jonh,
interesting view here, and curious the people sitting on the river and the empty chairs. Good colors too.

Hello John,
What a fine day to have lunch al fresco. Fantastic sky, the image is well metered, and of course the composition is impeccable. Hope you get to be 100% soon. My best regards...Danilo

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13818 W: 0 N: 16050] (169358)
  • [2009-05-10 9:28]


superbe image, viviante, colorée, ces belles terrasses, ces facades, grandiose ensemble.

bravo et amitié


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  • yso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 25 N: 164] (4146)
  • [2009-05-10 10:05]

Hi John,
Many details of the architecture with so beautiful colors, very sharp, well done !

Hi John,
great daily life shot with relaxing details and superb sunlight.nice depth with good point of view.colours and sharpness are excellent.very peaceful atmosphere.well done.TFS
Best Regards


Hi John,

good picture, I like the colors and light, It seems that people are having a good time there, good composition, I hope you feel perfect soon,

My best regards


Hello John.
Really a nice architecture and a nice POV of the channel and of the city, perfect in his definition and color and great quality of image as always.
Cordial regards.

Excellent POV and composition.
Wonderful street shot,beautiful architecture.
A fine colours and light,good sharpness.
Very nicely done.

Hello John! Wonderful square, excellent tenements. Beautiful colours. Good bright. Very good contrast and sharpness. Original POV and composition. Perfect shot. Well done!

This is a nice shot of this great architecture. Your composition is great with the inclusion of the tables in the foreground. The angle of the shot is fine giving the scene a sense of direction and depth. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-05-13 5:33]

Bonjour John,

Une belle application du grand angle sur cette photo qui a des petits airs de vacances avec ce beau soleil en dépit de toutes ces tables vides qui donnent tout de même un bel effet à l'image en lui apportant beaucoup de profondeur. Les couleurs naturelles sont très agréables, bien vue John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne journée,


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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2009-05-16 14:24]

Hola John.
A beautiful view of this amazing place, the old buildings with their facades in different colors produces a stunning contrast of colors. I would love to be sitting in this open air restaurant at this moment. It seems that there are still a little bit of cold, the people enjoying the sun are wearing coats. Wonderful composition.
Best regards.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2009-05-21 22:04]

Hi John,
You will always find an interesting perspective... Here with the rows of cafe tables and the canal and houses on the other side... Sharp and clear picture.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2009-05-22 21:32]

Hi John!
Very good capture from Flanders. I like a lot the scenery, with that beautiful architecture and a nice mood around. The depth is excellent, and the colours are perfect. Well done!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2009-05-25 8:14]


very beautiful this urban view. I liked the soft light, this pov and framing too. each detail is nicely shown here and we can enjoy the beautiful façades.



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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-05-26 5:51]

Dag John
A very nice picture from Ghent, with perspective created by the chairs & tables & also the canal. The old renovated buildings look great, almost their former glory. Thanks for the details of the houses in your note. Good light has given you this excellent shot!
Best Regards


Beautiful sharpness,John.
Wonderful town to stroll along the canal and beautiful terraces.TFS

Um abraço,

Honestly I do not find any good reason to justify this flood of points for this picture.
Okay, it is correctly exposed, it is sharp, the place is nice, but then what else ?
Regards Stefano

Hi John. Very nice city composition with the blue chairs and tables crreating a great effect. People by the river is always something nice to see. Nice details of the streetlamps. Great job. Best regards. Paulo

Hello John.
A very nice reminder of my stays in Gent. I remember the Kornlei so very well. And I can see our favourite cafe, the Calisto, just to the left of the umbrella, and the Gravenstein castle in the background. Pleasing angle of view, nicely cropped, very colourful. And congratulations on passing 900 pictures.

Dear John,
I like this shot, so lovely place for culture rest! Nice colours,fine architecture! TFS!
Have a nice weekend!

Bonjour John.
Belle composition sous une belle lumière pour fêter ton retour aux balades après ton accident !
J'aime ces façades typiques et cette atmosphère de fête.
Bon week end !

Hi John,
I like here typical "Canon colours" - strong blue and red. Ligt is perfect. Absolutely spotless composition.
This place remains me Gdansk in Poland and Copenhagen.
Very well done.
Greetings from Dublin!

ciao John,
meravigliosa immagine con una fantastica luce.
I tavoli in FG danno colore e profondità all'immagine che ha il suo punto forte nella cortina di edifici dalla splendida architettura sullo sfondo.

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2009-08-01 10:49]
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Hi John,
After so many critiques, I can't add much new. That's a photo very well done.
The city is beautiful. Sometimes I wonder, which is more beautiful, Gent or Brugge?
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Until now, I didn't notice that you have more than 900 photos in TE. That's very good!
Nice weekend,

Dobro vece gospodine.
Kod nas je protutnjalo nevreme sa jakim vetrom i kisom.
Srecan jubilej, sa malim zakasnjenjem ali nikad nije kasno, uvek pocinjemo od nekog pocetka.
Pusta basta sa stolovima i stolicama, svi su okupirani i nesto gledaju na vodi.
Odlican motiv i trenutak snimka prikazan dobrim bojama i mnogo lepom fotografijom, cestitam vam na odlicnom radu.
Imajte jos jubileja i pobeda sa dobrim zdravljem, zeli vam Paja.


Goedenavond, meneer.
Bij ons is brulde door de storm met sterke wind en regen.
Gelukkige verjaardag, met een beetje laat, maar nooit te laat, altijd beginnen vanuit het niets.
Verlaten tuin met tafels en stoelen, alle bezette en bekijk iets op het water.
Uitstekende motief en het moment dat de clip toont een heleboel goede kleuren en prachtige fotografie, ik feliciteer u voor uw uitstekende werk.
Houd jubileum, en nog steeds winnen met een goede gezondheid, je wilt Paja.

Good evening, sir.
With us it roared through the storm with strong wind and rain.
Happy anniversary, with little late but never late, always begin from a scratch.
Deserted garden with tables and chairs, all occupied and watch something on the water.
Excellent motive and the moment the clip shows a lot of good colors and beautiful photography, I congratulate you for your excellent work.
Keep jubilee, and still win with good health, you want Paja.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-08-06 17:17]

Hi John

Good shot of Gent, where I have not been so far, but I have read a lot about the city. Must be a very interesting place. Good framing of an empty outdoor restaurant, while some people are sitting next to the river resp. canal. Fine architectural details in the row of city houses. Good light management and vibrant color hues. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my fisherman daily life shot.

Best regards

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2012-10-29 2:44]

HI John !!
you strive in many of your photos to introduce diagonal lines, which makes for a better viewing experience...... here we have the river with so many other elements adding interest to the image.
it is all .... very well put together.Congratulations.

Hello John,
I like very much the perspective you chose for this presentation, a very well balanced composition, rich in details and with a different kind of interest on either side of the river. Everything looks so clear, significant and delightful and there's superb depth. The impression we get is very vivid and we can enjoy the sunshine, the place and the colours as much as the people in your frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,

Hello John,
Hmm, I love outdoor cafes. I am looking forward to that time of the year when we can sit outside and enjoy drinks or snacks. It is interesting that the cafe is empty while the embankment is full of people.

Good afternoon John,
Apparently there are a number of photos which I probably thought I critiqued in the past, but did not.
Found this marvelous cityscape picture, taken on a bright day and show Ghent grandeur on the canal's promenade.
Fine vivid photo, sunlight made it superior, pleasent to look at.

Hi John
A lovely compo showing the beautiful townscape famous for its unique architectural style over the canal filled with wealth of colours on a brill daylight, crispy, and spectacular details. Impressive perspective as the fg really pulls the eye into the whole capture, Gorgeous to look, Congrats.
Best regards

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