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Schelle molen

Schelle molen
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.3-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2004 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-26 2:05
Viewed: 4183
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 110
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A picture taken yesterday one hour for sunset, I was with the bicycle, because a splendid day with much sun.
You can't miss the mill of Damme. He proudly stands high above his direct environment besides the Damse Canal. Since the beginning of the small town, there already used to be a wooden standard mill on this same spot, called the "Schellemolen". This mill was owned by the counts of Flanders; in 1267 the rights on this mill were sold to the town by countess Margareta van Constantinopel. However, half of the revenues still had to be handed over to the counts.

This photograph I have cropped to a better composition.

I hope you like it.

Shooting Date/Time
25/11/2004 15:39:48
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Superb shot, John. Your composition skills are second to none. The colours and the sharpness are spot on in this shot, and the light is beautiful - very well done.

Good morning, John. A very nice composition with the foreground dry weed, and a very nice reflection. Excelent shaprness and clarity.

Classic shot, but very nice in the light from a low autmn sun.

Beautiful warm light, fine composition with reflextion, good colour and contrast.

Regards Kaj Nielsen

Hi John! This photo almost seems unreal - it's like a painting! As usual, another very sharp and colorful composition! Great angle here too for placing the windmill at the left side and showing us how long the canal is. Lighting is also just right, not too dark nor bright. Great work! rgds.

A very nice and a very rich image. Colors, light, details are so sharp and beautiful. Very good job.

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2595 W: 86 N: 4067] (21833)
  • [2004-11-26 2:48]

This is freally good. the composition is nice an dso are the colors. The reflection in the water is so clear. This iis a PROFESSIONAL work. Congratulations.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2004-11-26 3:09]

Truly a lovely landscape and compostion - This could as well be a paintwork.
I like the mix of fine bright colours and the sight of water with fine reflections that interesting mill - thanks John - I actually do have some mill-photos - but find the background to dull - not like this fine job.

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  • jp80 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 823 W: 156 N: 947] (8443)
  • [2004-11-26 3:34]

Very nice, colors, crop and reflexions. It's well done, and the perspective is also great. Thanks for sharing !


a classic and beautiful image John.. Very nicely composed image. all those houses seem to be so beautiful.
Vey well done. I do like it.
have a nice day

Hele mooie foto John. De warme avondkleuren maken deze diagonale herfst compositie met z'n sterke lijnen wonderschoon. Heel mooi ook hoe de molen en zijn fraaie reflectie ons oog vat en hoe het kanaal ons verder leidt. Erg fraai werk John, bedankt!

Excellent light John! This is an amazing quality shot...Compo, colors, light,...everything perfect....I love the perspective and your efeective PoV.

Hi John, wow that's a composition !
The main subject is well positioned, the canal traces a superb perspective and provides a lot of depth, the mill reflection is splendid, as is the light all around. I think this one should stand in the technical forum section, under "Learn how to create a beautiful composition".

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  • cyril Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 557 W: 19 N: 247] (2748)
  • [2004-11-26 4:48]

Hi John,
I really like this one.
The composition with the diagonal is perfect. The reflections are a plus. Dof is excellent and the colours are soft.
Very beautiful sight that you share with us.
Well seen and done

Very nice I like it very much.
The composition and the colors are great!
Well done John

Bravo John ! Ce n'est plus une photo mais une peinture, je ne me lasse pas de la contempler.
Une composition de talent.
Admiration !

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  • naxius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2004 W: 95 N: 2342] (16685)
  • [2004-11-26 5:29]

Good composition John with a good management of the perspective with the streem going through the photo. Nice soft colors and light.

Ah! Another beauty from you. Excellent photo.
I like the colours and the reflection.

Superb compositionJohn, but what it is beautiful this autumnal light which dyes the image harmoniously.

Simply superb John.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2004-11-26 6:17]

Hi John

Superb reflections. This looks like a very good painting. Colours sharpness & lighting are perfect. Well done!

Nice perspective and sky.
Nice framing.

Beuatiful composition, warm tone lighting. Excellently done

  • jackwp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 1 N: 83] (519)
  • [2004-11-26 7:12]

Very well presented with nice editing. Clear, colorful and interesting. Nice capture.

full of visual attractions,full of beauty,really it's very beautiful,the colors are a great point and very important here,with an excellent prespective managing,and reflection...nicely done,Congratulation for this result,John,with poetical atmosphere,too.

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2004-11-26 8:39]

Simply perfect, colors, light, DOF... very nice !

very nice windmill shot, I like the angle and the placement of the mill and the surrounding areas, well done

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 123 N: 863] (2832)
  • [2004-11-26 11:26]

Brilliant composition, brilliant subject, brilliant light - and getting all the smileys it deserves. This is a gem, John, and I think you must be proud of it. There is absolutely nothing to improve.

Perfect composition. Nice colours

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  • harold Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 2 N: 353] (2377)
  • [2004-11-26 12:37]

bravo Jhon, j'aime beaucoup cette belle réalisation, de belles teintes, du très beau travail, bravo.

Mill are a great subject and here the "mise en scene" is perfect.
Colors and depth, for a good season fresh composition.
T U for sharing
Jean Michel

John ik wil U eerst feliciteren voor deze prachtige opname. Mag ik U vragen of U ook aan de linkerzijde heeft gecropt. Wat ik dus jammer vind is dat de molen te kort aan de kant staat. Ik denk dat als U hier wat meer ruimte had gehad, de foto nog beter had geweest. De diepte is erg mooi, met die geweldige rietkragen en het brugje aan het eind. Het licht is geweldig, de reflectie is mooi. Het is prachtig werk John.

This one goes directly to my favourites !
What a fantastic composition and the colours, especially the brown reed-colours are so nice as well as the beautiful light. The mill and the house , beautiful, this is GREAT. John!

It's a beautiful painting you made here, John. The warm light is very well mastered, the use of diagonals is excellent, an the mill (and adjacent white building) are ideally placed in the frame. Of course the reflection is a bonus. Beautiful piece, well done.

This is an excellent photo, John. Good colors tones especially in the reflections of the mill. Very well done. :-)

Celle-ci, ça n'a rien à voir avec celle d'hier... Elle est vraiment splendide. Les couleurs du coucher de soleil sont merveilleuses et le reflet de ce moulin parfaitement cadré est magique. Bravo, John!

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  • Zanni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 152 N: 1266] (6108)
  • [2004-11-26 16:22]

An elegance composition. Good choice of diagonal perspective, amazing autumnal colors, great dof. It is becoming difficult to find new words,John: it is time to post bad photos so I can do strong critiques!

Superbe exposition avec une lumiere rasante trés jolie.
Bien vu et bravo pour l'exposition John

Fantastic shot. The light is so golden and beautiful and it creates the feel of a slight breeze through the grasses. The low point of view helps that, too. The lines of perspective here and the light house all work very well together. Even the sky helps here with its long clouds in lines into the distance. It's a beautiful, warm, shot. And it really makes me want to go for a bike ride were it not near 0 celsius here now. Excellent job!

bonsoir John, JOLIE, des couleurs chaudes pour ce magnifique paysage, belle réalisation, bravo.
amitié/ martine.

Hi John,
Jaap heeft je al het voornaamste verteld qua compo maar het blijft hoe dan ook een onvergelijkbare sherpe foto van het Vlaamse landschap. Uitzondelijke mooie kleuren. Je kader doet hem echter geen eer aan .... maar das goesting hé.

Very beautiful John, almost like a paint, the light and colors are wondeful, excellent diagonal, everything is perfect in this image, great on, well done and seen.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2004-11-28 11:52]

Very good one this John. Like a painting where the warm colours are essential for the total. Good placement of the mill and the fine reflection, good diagonal by the river.

Hello John, ton image est splendide, la lumière rasante donne des teintes superbes, plus proche de la peinture que de la photo. La composition est bien vue, devant le moulin et sa réflection dans le canal. Amicalement/jr

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2004-11-29 16:48]

Dankjewel John, om mijn lievelingsmolen nog eens in de schijnwerpers te zetten. Een prachtige setting en een goeie compositie. Het is niet raar dat deze foto zoveel punten heeft, ik hoef daar niet veel uitleg bij te geven denk ik...

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 181 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-11-29 20:17]

A real beauty, Fantastic photo yes i like it ! great light and color & perfect frame, you did great John,

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2004-12-06 3:55]

Je constate que cette composition a eu beaucoup de succés sur TE.
Les tons chauds des couleurs agrémentent parfaitement cette composition automnale, le tout arrosé d'un bel effet de perspective oblique.

You are lucky John to have nice place like this! Very nice, superb!
Best regards

I found this picture in the gallery and must say that I really like its composition, the ambience it gives, the perspective, the color. It is a great shot.

hi john,
this format suits this compo very well,and there is a dramatic mood all over.the mill is standing wonderful,and it's reflection as well.a very rich compo,in all aspects.

Absolutely fantastic shot. Wonderful composition and colors. Excellent work

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2006-06-04 0:13]

Hi John,
very good point of view and beautiful picture. i like reflection and a little darkness on this picture. congratulations. TFS
Meaning Sense :-))Framing :-))Idea :-)))

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the canal, of the mill and of its reflection in the water, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • mardi (94)
  • [2010-12-19 18:30]

Beautiful warm colours and composition

Hallo John,

De meeste mensen zouden in dit geval de ruimte aan de
linker kant van de molen geven (oftewel de molen geheel rechts plaatsen), jij laat zien dat al die gulden foto-regels niet noodzakelijk zijn.
De goede standpunt zorgt ervoor dat het water en de watergewas een mooie diepte creëren en het geheel is mooi belicht.

Samengevat: een mooie en verzorgde foto.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Hello, John,
I climb to your archives. Lovely capture of a rural landscape. Somewhere In Time. No cars, no wires, no chimneies. Well seen. Well done.
Greetings from 2011 ))

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2013-06-01 21:54]

dear friend jhm another great picture from the west vlanderen
great Golden light
i love very much this location with the canal and the molen
very beautiful colors and very interested composition

Hello John,
This is not a scene one should show to Don Quixote, not knowing where to attack, the poor fellow might get himself drowned! Lovely reflections and perspective, as usual.

Hi Dear John
I went on a trip in your old gallery. The one with the mill at the Damse Canal is wonderful. The composition is exelent and the motive is so nice. But I especially appreciate the light and the atmosphere in this place. It's a perfect photo. This shows Belgium in a nutshell.
Cheers and kind regards. Have a fine day

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2016-06-14 3:23]

This photo makes me hink at a wonderful vacation at Brugge. We went to Damme and on the return I spot this windmill. The light was so beautiful and I was so concentrate in de composition that when I walk back I fall on the ground! Hier de result Molen blue our

I also love the light on this one and the reflection on the water just make it complete.

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