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6 year TE

6 year TE
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24402 W: 523 N: 40817] (175634)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-09
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2009 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 23:10
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Hello TE friends,

This is my anniversary picture, six year TE.
I want all the members, also the members that never come to my pictures, everyone is a man, and people are for my all the same person, which color or religion, said I thank you very much, we have to are one family together
I placed 950 pictures since the beginning on December 15 2003
I wrote almost 37.500 critiques, I've a lot member see come and a lot see go.
Through my retired I have a lot time, also I want every day with pleasure look at to the a lot pictures, I learn about the world, I've contact with different people and cultures.
Also how people life to the other side of the world, this is for me the most important of these site.
Not the points, I look to the pictures, to the composition and the colors, this is the base for a critique. I know that sometime people this totally different see, happy that we find different people on these site.
It seem a few months ago that TE did disappear but I see different members come back.
For six year TE, I want places a canal picture, I am a great fan of this type pictures.
My English is not perfect, but I try always to do my best for everyone.
Six year ago, I understood not one word English, one member of TE, Stephen Branley from Stornoway in Scotland, I want you say thanks you very much for your a lot patience with my as student.
This completely free of charge.
Warmest regards and a lot pleasure with these picture.

John Maenhout

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hello John
proud to be your neighbor at that special date!
frosty landscape, you're famous here for these belgian canals :)
best regards,

Hi John. A wonderful winter photo with a strong graphic component. The frost looks magical. Also, the colors green and blue complement each other very nicely. Overall, excellent. Regards, Wolfgang.

merhaba my dear friend john
how are you?.6 year congratulations friend.
excellent depth and winter pictures.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10127 W: 144 N: 25335] (123385)
  • [2009-12-15 23:55]

Hi John, You are a TE-matusalem! 6 years already, it is quite a lot of time. My congratulations for this occasion. FGantastic panorama of the row of trees, very delicate with these signs of a light frost. Great shot.



Bravo pour ces six années passées sur TE et merci pour ton activité très importante sur le site. Non seulement tu nous proposes de magnifiques photographies (bientôt 1000, sacré chiffre!) , des notes toujours intéressantes mais, en plus, tu permets au site de vivre en critiquant de nombreuses photos.
La photo que tu postes à l'occasion est vraiment splendide, techniquement et esthétiquement,bien à l'image de l'ensemble de ton œuvre.

Good morning John,
First of all congratulations to your 6th year at TE.
And secodnly, congratulations to this wonderfull capture; which also deserves the right to be used as a jubilaeum capture.
Very nice pictorial geometry and nice soft light and colors.
TFS and best regards

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 28 N: 3944] (26451)
  • [2009-12-16 0:14]

Good morning John,

first of all congratulations for such a long way here at TE, hope your journey will go on for many more years..
very fine capture here, gives the real impression of winter-time, great graphical effect..

have a wonderful week and time, kind regards Bernd

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2009-12-16 0:15]

Congratulations to your 6th year in TE John!
wonderful image indeed in your style,
great perspective,excellent POV,

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2009-12-16 0:41]

Good morning John - and "happy birthday"! ;-)
You really are one of the columns here on TE - and this photo proves it again. What a beautiful scenery and what a composition. An nearly can feel cold here. A photo to marvel ...
A big "thank you" for the note!
Greetings from cold Westphalia - without any snow!

Congratulations! A deep perspective of the Leopold canal works so well in this light and with the hoar frost on the trees


Hello John,

what is really missing here is a lady dressed as at the end of 1800, and then it could be some impressionist paint.
Very good work, and happpy anniversary !
regards Stefano

Hello John,
Congratulations on six years! What a splendid way to celebrate with this beautiful wintry composition. A wonderful immense perspective that goes on forever towards the vanishing point. The detail, particularly in the bare branches of the tree, is very well rendered under a lovely ambient light. Here's to the next six years.

Hello John!
First of all, I'd like to say congratulations for your 6th here at TE with all of us, giving us always great lessons of quality photography! Don't ever leave us! Keep on with your superb job because I'm sure all of us will be very happy!
This place in this picture is always beautiful, no matter the season the photo was taken! With your talented eyes, it's always a great pleasure to see it through them again!
My warmest regards,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2009-12-16 2:32]

Hi John, I look at this glorious , but icy, scene of the canal, while it is 9.30pm and still around 24 degrees here in summery Sydney. I always like to see these canals, you chose a good POV and good clarity. I hope to visit the canals one day. I have been doing work for a Belgium company recently (Carmeuse). TFS. Murray.

Dear John,
my sincere congratulations on the fantastic 6 years, if you this page would not be the same.
I am happy, a warm greeting from Spain.

Hello John, and of course hearty congratulations on the completion of your 6th year on TE. You have marked the occasion with a 'classic' JHM canal scene - the strong perspective lines which almost disappear, the many verticals of the thin trees, and the amazing crisp white frosty grass.
I am glad you have stayed with TE, despite all the problems, changes, departures, complaints and so on. After all, despite some things changing, there is no other site quite the same; and if you have made friends, then why leave them. I think your attitude is one that many share and this keeps TE worth preserving.
So, soon you will be marking the 1000th upload!
Enjoy your Christmas, you and your wife and family.

Mooie kenmerkende plaat weer van jou. Ik hoop dat je er nog lang mee door gaat.


ja, John,
dit is als een handtekening. 6 jaar op trekearth, net even iets later als ik. We hebben elkaar altijd goed aangevoeld en ik denk dat we elkaar ook aardig wat hebben kunnen leren, de afgelopen jaren. Persoonlijk hebben we elkaar nog niet ontmoet maar daar wil ik toch zeker een keer verandering in brengen. Mijn vrouw en ik hebben Brugge nog niet eerder bezocht, dus het moet er gewoon een keer van komen. Dat beloof ik U. Over de foto hoef ik U niets te zeggen, prachtige, gewoon.
prettige dag verder.
groet jaap

Hi Friend.
Many many congratulations for this great number of years on Trek Earth and I wait for yours 100000 picture posted .
Best regards and greetings.Alin.

Dag John en gefeliciteerd voor de zes jaren in TE!

Une très belle vue de Oost-Vlanderen, un très beau paysage de polders avec une superb perspective et les détails des élements couverts de givre très bien captés.

Dear John,
congratulation to this anniversary. I'not yet a long time at TE, but have ever enjoyed your pictures and your words to my pictures. So let me say thank you for this.And this is a very fine picture with a superb depth and sharpness worth this jubilee.
Have a fine day

Hi John,

Splendid! beautiful picture. Great color. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulation John for 6th long year ! I’m not sure whether I will continue as long as 6 years.. I do not know whether I have that patience.


c'est géniale.
il neige à Genève depuis ce matine.
bon continuation mon amie.

Hello John,
Congratulations for a this milestone on TE. This is a very nice choice to the anniversary, really picturesque image.
Best wishes,

Hello, John!

Congratulations for these 6 years on TE! The perspective of the image if very nice, and so are the white tones of winter. Wonderful composition! We still expect to see much more of your pictures!

Oi amigo ,
Parabéns pelo 6 ano de TE , com esta grande foto neste dia gelado de inverno , é magnifico esta canal congelado , ficou fantástica a linha recta de árvores , boa diagonal .
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi John,

Congratulation for 6 years on TE, The point of view leads my eyes toward infinity which is giving depth and perspective to the composition. The trees are framing well the canal. On a cold day you have a nice blue sky that is sending a light which is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Dag John,
Een mooi strak landschap in witte rijmkleuren, heel mooi gebracht voor deze verjaardag. Ik kijk uit naar meer.

Olá Amigo John,

Parabéns pelo teu 6º aniversário no TE. Tem sido um prazer ver o teu trabalho.


Hi John,
Congratulations to the important anniversary and your fantastic collection. You are the strong bastion of this superb club, I hope so, we may enjoy your photos for a long time yet. You selected a beautiful photo to the occasion, the composition and details are very beautiful, the depth of the picture is superb. Picturesque mood. Tfs! 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)
  • [2009-12-16 8:04]

Hello John,

Une belle perspective. Le givre ajoute une excellente touche à cette image. Le gel attaque le canal et bientôt le gens pourront patiner sur cette surface.
La légère brume permet de créer une très belle atmosphère.
Bravo et félicitations pour ces 6 années sur TE !



Bonsoir John
et joyeux TE-anniversaire ;o) 6 années et une très belle galerie de photos. Celle-ci trouvera naturellement sa place . La perspective est magnifique et les couleurs apportées par le froid donnent une très belle ambiance hivernale. Bravo et bonne continuation.

Hi John
happy TEBirthday with this pic with an impressing light management and many, many details.
Have a good day

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2009-12-16 8:17]

Dag John,
The canal, with the matching trees, seem to go a long long way. The same I wish here: that you post your beautiful photos for a long long time.
Congratulations for the 6 years of beautiful pictures, and a lot that we learn from you too.
And congratulations for your English; it's better than my nederlands(or vlaams).
Francisco, from Portugal

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 8 N: 220] (1491)
  • [2009-12-16 8:17]

Hi John,
Congratulations. Six years? A milestone. And what a picture to
mark this day. As I commented on one your captures "sent a shiver up the spine". This is no exception. It does send a chill up the spine. Your POV is great with a DOF to equal it.
Amazing immaculate rows of frost covered trees. A real wintery atmosphere. Well done and thank you for sharing.
Regards and take care.

Ciao John,
the beautifulst image, with perfect harmony of the colors. It compliments for yours 6th years in TE, compliments for 82949 anather years.

Joyeux anniversaire, l'ancien !
J'apprécie beaucoup ta galerie très riche en photos comme celle-ci. Tout est bien fait, rien n'est laissé au hasard. J'aime cette perspective du canal, des rives et des arbres. Le givre vient donner la note hivernale en parant tout jusqu'aux plus humbles herbes.

Bonjour John
pour commencer toute mes félicitations pour ces 6 années avec nous sur TE, tu as donné de superbe photos et de bonnes critiques qui a bien servi dans bien des cas, bravo et en route pour une 7 année

salut john
un trés bon anniversaire et toutes mes félicitations pour cette longue et fidéle participation sur TE avec une gallerie qui fait partie des meilleures, cette photo en est la preuve un paysage sous le froid et cette longue perspective du canal et des arbres ou les lignes de fuites parcourent toute la longueur du cadre,
un excellent travail

Ciao John. Best compliment and congratulation for this magic frozen perspective like tribute for this important date. Well done MF and TFS.


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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2009-12-16 11:33]

Hello John,
I believe, this picture is fully appropriate for celebration of such a great anniversary due to its excellent composition, perfect quality, and because it symbolizes prospect, that is the main thing. My cordial congratulations! Also I appreciate your new TE intro and fully agree to your words.
Best regards,

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-12-16 11:43]

Excellent capture for so wonderful jubilee, my dear John!!

Warmest congratulations!!!

All the best!!!

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2009-12-16 12:15]

Hello John,
Congratulations for these 6 years on TE.Beautiful point of view on this canal.I like that frost all along the canal.The colors are very nice.Continue sending us so beautiful pictures in the next years.Your determination for learning English has been very useful for you and all TE members.By that way you have been able to write good notes about your pictures and to be understood by more people (English being a universal language).
My warmest regards

Hoi John, natuurlijk als eerste van harte gefeliciteerd met deze mijlpaal! Het was mooi om u zich door de jaren heen stijlvast te zien ontwikkelen. Deze foto ia daar een erg mooi voorbeeld van. Het motief is mooi en bekend, maar de uitwerking heeft inmiddels de perfectie geraakt. Erg mooi -ook door de verfijnde tekening van het rijp op de takken.
Fijne avond en groeten uit een duister Rotterdam bij 2 C. Binnenkort in Nederland de eerst marathon op het ijs!

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-12-16 12:44]

Hi John,

congratulatios! You are definitely a great member in this site. Few ones have the gallery you have with such beautiful images for our contemplation. You chose the right one for the occasion. Well done and keep sharing!

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  • cd70 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-12-16 13:09]

Hello John, tout d'abord félicitations pour ces 6 années de contributions !
J'apprécie cette ambiance givrée, qui offre une bonne perspective à l'oeil. La composition est très rythmée grâce à ces rangées d'arbres qui semblent ne jamais se terminer. C'est très bien réalisé, bravo !

Hello John,
Congratulations for the 6th anniversary at TE and as I see in your spectacular composition, you have a long way to cover, so I am very happy. We will have the opportunity to admire your new work.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

Hi John,

congrats on 6 years TE and thanks for all the wonderful photos that you've posted and the great notes.

This is another great shot - terrific details here, seems I can see every single frozen blade of grass. I also like your choice of the diagonal pov. Wonderful shot!

Thanks and take good care,

Dobro vece kasno, kod nas je veliki sneg koji jos pada i hladno je.
Cestitam vam jubilej i zelim da imate sto vise lepih fotografija i dobro zdravlje.
Secanje na jedan divan trenutak odlicne perspektive i boja ove mnogo lepe fotografije, pravi rad za jubilej.
Imajte sto vise lepih trenutaka u zivotu, zeli vam Paja.


Goede avond laat, hier is een andere grote sneeuw die valt en koud.
Proficiat aan je jubileum en wil zo veel mooie foto's van een goede gezondheid.
Geheugen van een prachtige tijd en uitstekende perspectief van de vele prachtige kleurenfoto's, echte werk voor het jubileum.
Blijf zo veel mooie momenten in het leven, je Paja wilt. .

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 0 N: 531] (4028)
  • [2009-12-16 14:49]

Hello John,

Congratulations on your 6 years on TE, we reward you with excellent compositions.
Here is a landscape that might be encountered this week.
Nice perspective with the row trees, Very bo POV and DOF.
I also wish you many years in our company.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2009-12-16 18:46]

Hello John, It cerainly looks like you have many well wishers and I join them in congratulaing you on your six years and for posting this splendid scene here.
This a prize winner for sure. The symetry of the trees and the road paralleling are truly professional. As one views this picture, the question might arise, so where does the road go? Well done. Regards, Roger

Hello John,
your numbers are really impressive, 6 years on TE with an incredible quality in each shot, 83.000 points and a great attention to everyone of us.
CONGRATULATION dear friend, and congratulation for this your last work, another superb winter landscape.
A dear hug.

A proper title could be: "Ten thousands Christmas trees!"
Best wishes for your golden anniversary in Te and for this "silver" photo to celebrate both your long dedication to this site anf the forthcoming holidays.


This white line is superb. Everything very symetrical and well calculated. I also like how the picture fades away in the distance, becoming gradually white. Congratulations!

Hi dear John. Congratulations for your 6th anniversary. You chose well the picture to comemorate; if you have a mark, I think this is it: Great depth, perfect sharpness and great compositions with those canals. Very well done my friend. BEst regards.

Hello John,
Congratulations for your the first six years on TE, it is necessary you to continue, as seems to suggest it the channel of your photograph. The white frost is of course an element liking and of charm in this image. Good and deep composition. Cheer.
Have a nice day

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2009-12-17 5:19]

Hi John, first congratulation for your 6 years!
Nicely photo to celebrate this momment. Funny you said that your english is not very good, I really think that you were a native english speaker.

Hugs and hope much more photos from you.


You are one of the true and faithful veterans in TE, John!
My congratulations and respect for the considerable work you have put into this site...

And I notice the Belgians are good at building straight canals!

Pablo -

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-12-17 6:54]

Hello John!
I liked the prospect and the low reception Am a picture that impresses with frozen the trees clones as candlesticks!and diagonal lines of the road and also

a mesmerising winter shot to celebrate your 6th anniversary out here john... it pulls me deep in...

all the best...


Hi John!

My most sincere congratulations on your 6th annyversary...

And you choose an image that is on your own style, recognizable and very well done, optim light and colours and a superb composition...
Thanks for everything you teach us with your images and cristic / comments, always nice and friendly...

I hope to see from you at least...66 years more!! ;)

Have a very nice annyversary...



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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-12-17 8:25]

Quoi de mieux appropriés que ces paysages de canaux que tu sais si bien photographier pour fêter ces 6 années sur le site...

Bonsoir John, je te souhaite donc un très bon anniversaire et te félicite pour ton parcours et la qualité de ta gallerie, à l'image de cette belle photo de ce paysage figé dans la glace et bénéficiant d'une douce et agréagble lumière. Merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés de Versailles sous un blanc manteau et une très bonne soirée,


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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2009-12-17 8:49]
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Hi John

6 year and 950 photographs, that is something, that's a real achievement. Parallel to uploading photographs you even learned a new language, English, well done. Yes, grammatically you are not always 100% correct, but who cares, as long as you are understood. English not my mother tongue either, it's French and German, then came Italian and Spanish, but English is the language I use mostly since over 30 years. I even write technical and economic features in English, but my English is not good enough for travel stories or similar.

Your winter picture has a great great DOF, incredible, you need a long straight road and that is difficult in Asia. What I like most is the contrast of the white and blue, fantastic. well done

Warm regards

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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 496 W: 9 N: 1187] (5657)
  • [2009-12-17 9:29]

Hello John,
My congratulations to your 6th years at TE and a beautiful photos of yours.
You choose a fantastic picture for your anniversary. The perspective of the frozen trees is amazing as well composition, sharpness, color and POV.
Thanks for sharing and Happy Xmas.

Hi John,
Congratulations for your 6 years on TE, always good shots well made as this one, interesting perspective, nice icy landscape.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9590 W: 157 N: 15499] (124027)
  • [2009-12-17 12:36]

My congratulations for these 6 years on TE!

Wonderful perspective.
Good frame and composition.
I like the light and colors.
Well done.
Nice ewening

Congratulations for 6 years in the TE. Cool reaching to the horizon the way water, frosted trees and rows of contrast pure blue sky. Sharpness perfect.
Best Regards

Ciao John,
a flair winter this your beautiful photos, I'm cold just looking at.
Superb light and nice composition.
My best compliments for yoyr 6th anniversary on TE.
Thanks to have shared so many beautiful pictures.
Have a nice day.

Hi John,
Congratulations for your 6th anniversary on TE!!!
During this time you have created a splendid gallery, with a very personal and attractive photographic style.
As in this beautiful photo that you present us to celebrate the event.
The composition with the diagonal of the canal and of the trees in both shores, with a bit of mist and a nice and cold winter atmosphere, is magnificent, with an excellent result.
I wait to continue seeing your photos for 6 more years, minimum.

Best regards,

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2009-12-18 1:34]

Wow - 6 years!
And what a photo to celebrate - magnificent row of trees with icy conditions - beautiful!

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2009-12-18 2:30]

nice touching personal note, John. 6years is a lot of time and it's a pleasure to see old members like you still so enthusiastic with TE. I hope this can continue for many more years. The picture has your personal touch and I love it very much. A strong perspective of nature covered by frost but still showing some blue on the sky. It looks a never ending line of trees. Beautiful. Congratulations for your work on this site and keep it coming...the 1000th post is not far now ;-)
Warm regards,

Hello John and happy TE-"birthday"!!! Wow, 6 years, that's a great achievment, I hope and wish that you 'll keep posting like this form many more years to come!

Fantastic photo, ideal for the "celebration", it has your "signature" written all over it! Excellent composition and framing, and this amazing diagonal perspective! perfect light management, fantastic colours, great definition, as always! congratulations!


Bonjour, mon ami John,
Quelle beauté présente à travers cette composition dont le sujet ne laisse jamais indifférent.
De plus, sous la neige et la glace, l'ensemble prend une dimension toute particulière.
Un excellent effet de perspective.
J'ai l'impression de ressentir le froid dans le dos !!!
P.S. Joyeux anniversaire

Superb scenery... Excellent colours, good sharpness and fine point of view.
Have a nice evening.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2009-12-18 15:51]

6 anos no TE é uma marca significativa. Parabéns pelos excelentes trabalhos e esse em especial, que está lindíssimo.



ciao John,
bellissima questa lunga prospettiva per festeggiare l'anniversario.
Colori tenui e una bella atmosferaquellache riporti.
un caro saluto

Hello John! 6 years! Congratulations. Wonderful work. Superb perspective. Amazing long view. Good exposure. Sophisticated effect. Well done!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13697 W: 295 N: 27279] (109547)
  • [2009-12-19 2:09]

Good morning John,
congratulations on your 6th years on TE,thanks for your superb and invaluable photos that upload to see and to admire the land of Belgium as Netherlands too.I like this great perspective and POV of the canal with the light ice on the ground and the lines of the trees to lead the eye on the far end of the scene.Well done.

Have a nice weekend,Danos

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2685 W: 1337 N: 3016] (38587)
  • [2009-12-19 2:15]

Happy anniversary John!
Good graphism effect with this low POV, focused in the frozen grass, and the trees rows leading to the foggy back. The blue sky adds some colour to your white shot.
A good Christmas card.

Hello John
My best wishes to your 6-th anniversary here and i wish lot of years more
Excellent photo my dear friend

Hello John,

first of all my congratulations for your anniversary here on TE.6 years are a lot of time.You are presenting here a fine picture matching very good with the cold season we have this days.Excellent composition and atmosphere.I like the shot very much.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2009-12-19 7:05]

Hi John
Congratulations on your anniversary. This shot is your signature shot. These diagonal lines always make a stunning visual display and the fact that you have caught the landscape dressed in frost is a bonus. Beautifully done my friend. This is goinf to my favourites.

Hello John,
My warmest congratulations for your 6th anniversary in TE and thanks for all the lovely photos which you have shared with us here. You have selected a wonderful photo to celebrate this event. What a perspective and what an amazing long row of frosty trees, which are beautifully contrasted against the blue sky. Very enjoyable - great work!
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-12-19 8:49]

Hi John,
congratulations on Your jubilee! Nice occasion and superb photojob. Great perspective and colours. Friends all told You.
Greetings, Aleksander

Hello John,
you are a dyed-in-the-wool member on TE, and I had to look for this expression in the dictionary. ;-) It also meens deep-rooted member and to me your english is not bad at all. I really appreciated reading your fine note. You have chosen a perfect picture for your jubilee. Not just because of the quality, but also because of the passion you have for these canal images. As I've already mentioned, the overall quality is great, but the most astonishing is the endless depth. I love it. Congratulations to your 6th anniversary on TE.
Keep it up!
Best wishes,

such a pictoresque photo you have chosen to celebrate your 6th year on TE! great perspective and superbly crisp frost details on nature.
may your road on TE as long ans beautiful as this one in your photo.
best regards,

Bonsoir John
Félicitations pour ces six années passées sur le site
Je découvre ta galerie aujourd'hui .Tellement de merveilleuses photos partagées et pour moi qui suis relativement nouvelle sur le site tellement à apprendre.
Merci pour tout ces trésors

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2009-12-19 11:14]

Salut mon cher John
Bon anniversaire de présence sur ce site, nous avons le même nombre d'années avec 5 mois de différence, nous sommes les dinosaures de TE.
Belle image givrée avec une magnifique perspective.
J'ai la possibilité de le faire sur le canal d'Orléans, mais c'est loin de chez moi et les routes sont dangereuses chez nous en ce moment.

At first many compliments for your 6 years in T.E.
Your photo is an excellent snowy photo,very artistic
with a great depth,full of romantism,mystery and art
I wrote all your useful notes and I found them
very interesting,many wishes
regards and compliments

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  • guytoc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 14 N: 491] (3614)
  • [2009-12-19 11:54]

Bonsoir John,

Toutes mes félicitations pour ces six années de photos de grande qualité ! Nous n'espérons qu'une chose: que cela dure longtemps encore, pour notre plus grand plaisir.


Bonjour John
6 ans et tellement de présence sur TE. Respect. Encore une spelndide image avec une très belle PDC et des lignes admirables.
Bon dimanche

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14260 W: 1033 N: 28561] (135816)
  • [2009-12-20 4:21]

Hi John

Congratulations on your 6 years with TE! Good perspective & sharpness with a superb color combination of blue & white. Bon Noel!

Dag John.

Gefeliciteerd met 6 jaar TE. Met een wel zeer passende foto, mag ik zeggen. Al je kwaliteiten (en die zijn niet gering) zitten in deze compositie. De kaarsrechte weg, de eindeloze rij bomen, de vaart, het verrassende perspectief aan rechterkant. Het mooie winterweer. Vlaanderen van z'n beste kant. Heel wat anders dan al die sneeuwbuien van vandaag.

Groet vanuit een bijna dichtgesneeuwd Haarlem

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2009-12-20 7:36]

Classical capture from you and traceable-lookable as much again..I'm admired so this affective captures of Belgium.Regards Mr.John!


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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2009-12-20 8:19]

Hi John,

Congratulations on your 6 years on TE also your 950 photos too. I really enjoy your frosty picture and I guess that it might look very similar today. With cold weather in all over Europe. Very exciting diagonal line and a really fine composition. TFS and have nice Sunday evening!



Hi John.

Excellent pic. The tunnel effect and the frozen atmosphere are excellent!

MY compliments!

Hi John, Congratulations on your 6 years & over this time you have shown us some wonderful photos, this is another great composition, a stunning winter picture with a brilliant tree lined view, superb depth & well managed light, TFS & all the best for the next 6 years, kind regards Wilson.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13808 W: 0 N: 16043] (169252)
  • [2009-12-21 3:52]


toutes mes félicitations pour ce 6ème anniversaire, quelle persévérence et quelle beauté, tu marque le coup, fantastique vue graphique, avec le givre, a brume en fond, grandiose compo.

Bravo et amitié


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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2009-12-21 4:26]

Dag John. Een Rembrant, een Picasso of een Mondriaan dat herkennen we direct. En bij jou ook; dit is een echte John Maenhout. Heel mooi wijd en diep beeld van het kanaal om je TE verjaardag te vieren. En nog meer van dat hé! ;-)) Groetjes.

Hi John,
congratulations dear friend.
thanks for all superb photos and nice comment..
great depth and perfect framing.sharpness,light and ıcy details are amazing..an excellent perspective and infinity with very good angle.impressive atmosphere..TFS
I wish you a Merry Christmas!!


Namaste John,
firstly I would like to congratulate for your completion of 6 years in TE. In this occation you have presented a nice shot of frozen winter time picture. Nice diagonal point of view. Beautiful colour tone. DOF is superb. You have composed it in such way that the lines meet in a point. Excellent creation. Tfs.
I wish you Merry Christmas.
Take care.

Maestro John,
Demek tam 6 yıl oldu TE.Seni kutluyorum.Harika fotoğraflarınla güzelliği bizlerle paylaşıyorsun.
Bu mükemmel fotoğrafı çekm içinmi ağaçlar zamanında senin için dikildi?
Beyaz-gri ile mükemmellik örneğini vermişsin.
Her kare'yi titizlikle çektiğin bir gerçek.
Seni tekrar tebrik ediyor ve sağlıklı günler,mutlu yaşamlar diliyorum.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2009-12-21 10:30]

HI John,
Congratulations! on this milestone.
This is wonderful image to celebrate this milestone. Love everything about it. Good sharpness, clarity, good composition, I particularly like the lines that lead us into the vanishing point of misty atmosphere. Thanks
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Congratulation John, on 6 Ann. on TE.
Your work is outstanding and beautiful.
Winter as I see, came hard on Europe this year, other members show snowy sceans as well - but in Israel we had a 5 sunny days lataly.

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2009-12-21 17:43]

Hi John,

I am late, but I want to congratulate you for the anniversary. Let's hope we can celebrate your 12th anniversary here.
When I saw it, I thought that it was a recent photo, considering the cold that we have had these days. :-)

I guess we could say that the compo is very classical and even "easy", but no one does it so masterfully as you do it. And not to speak about the light and sharpness... Just great, very very attractive.

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2009-12-22 4:13]

Hi Jhon,
congratulations for your 6 years in TE!
A wonderfull winter image with a great graphic impact, amazing perspective, a magic frozen and misty atmosphere.
Merry Christmas to you and you family

Hello John,
A wonderful immense perspective that goes on forever towards the vanishing point.Good and deep composition.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2009-12-22 7:47]

Hola John.
Congratulation for your 6th anniversary in TE. For this special occasion you chose a magnificent picture with a beautiful winter scene. Spectacular view of the canal with the frozen grass and trees. Very well captured.
Best wishes.

Ciao John!
Complimenti per i tuoi 6 anni in TE! Sapiente a festeggiare con un tuo "cavallo di battaglia"! Credo uno dei tuoi temi e scorci preferiti! E' sempre, per me, un grande piacere godere di queste meraviglie! Semplicemente fantastica l'immagine! Eccellente questa scelta cromatica con i colori appena percettibili. Bello il punto di vista con l'inquadratura sulla fuga di destra quasi ad annullare la prospettiva del filare di alberi!
Auguro a te e famiglia un buon Natale e felice anno nuovo!
Saluti, Nino.

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2009-12-22 14:41]

Hi John,

Congratulations on six years .. this place is made more beautiful and thoughtful by your presence.

Beautiful image. The way the colors all seem to flow into the white of winter ... is striking .. wonderful frost .. stunning balance between control and nature .. incredible perspective .. very nice. take care, John

Hello Dear John,

At the outset, this certainly is a wonderful photo worthy of your gallery. Congratulations for your sixth year on Trekearth. We are all enriched by your contributions — your surpassing photography, incisive notes and wisdom.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and Jenny,


Hello John

Congratulations with the six years anniversary. Very good composition. Great winter image with this frosty landscape. Great mood, well conveyed. Thanks for sharing.

Merry christmas from Norway, Erling

Hi John,
You are the master of TE.
Congratulations for your 6th year in TE.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Uğur

Hi dear friend John!
First of all, congratulations for the aniversary in TE, six years !
Wonderful picture to celebrate this moment
Magnificent POV and sharpness
Merry Christmas

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2009-12-25 3:07]

Hi John. Another endless scene in which the vanishing point actually disappears into a foggy/hazy nothingness. Such fine patterns, like a filigree composition.Beautiful light. Refined creation. As we come to the end of Christmas Day here in Australia, you must be just sitting down to Christmas dinner.have a joyful time and a healthy and relaxing 2010. Regards. Klaudio.

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  • Hunkar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 940 W: 5 N: 36] (7440)
  • [2009-12-25 13:07]

Congratulations on your effort and your gallery.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year,

Best regards,

A perfect perspective as always. This one is a bit cold, but your perfect sharpness gives a very good view of the crisp, frosen grass.

All the best,


Hello John, as always I am a little late but as we say it is better late than never. Hope you had a good Christmas with your family, I wish you & your loved ones a Happy 2010. A beautiful winter scene with some lovely warm colours. Congratulation on 6 years of TE.

Hi, John -

Congratulations on hanging on for 6 full years! And for putting up a lovely winter scene with a great angle to infinity. It's not quite minimalist, but that's the feeling that I get - minimal number of elements, perhaps.

Happy new year,

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2010-01-02 4:54]

6 years!!

Hi John. I arrive late, but congratulations for these 6 years and also happy new year (everything the same day).
Superb photo with a cold atmosphere and a superb DOF and composition.


John, I think we have seen this canal or a similar one before, and that is great because it is beautiful. Interestingly I think the beauty here is an organized and clean sort of beauty rather than natural with uneven tree lines and meandering lines. Great detail as always, superb post.


Zoals altijd.....
Een prachtige "eindeloze" foto !
( 6 jaar alweer:-) )

Hello John,
Congratulations for reaching this point. You are one of the oldest Trek Earth Members.

The frosted trees are magnificent. The are aligned perfectly with the road. Excellent point of view and the parallelism is absolutely amazing.

Best regards

Hello John,
amazing lines great managment of the light a really sensational composition,congratulations,


Hello John, my belated congratulations on your 6th anniversary on TE and very well marked with this wonderful crisp photograph and a perfect vanishing point. I was very surprised to see my name mentioned, I thank you, but all the hard work was from you. Your English has improved a lot in such a short time and I enjoy our correspondence.

Warm regards my friend.

Hi John,
great photography. the vanishing point between Row of the tree r amazing.
very good composition as well-as color. very well done.
Have a nice Day.

merhaba John,
TE'de 6 yıl ve hepsi ayrı güzel fotograflar.gerçekten sizi burada tanımaktan çok mutluyum ve güzel fotograf karelerinize bakmaktan büyük keyif alıyorum.
bu karenizde son derece güzel ve etkileyici.özellikle ağaçların uzayıp giden görüntüsü ve mükemmel derinlik harika elinize sağlık.

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  • dexy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 44] (341)
  • [2010-02-10 8:06]

Podseca na Svajcarsku gde sam bio na odmor, lepa fotka.

Hello John,
congratulations 6 years TE !
Amazing winter perspective with the frosty plants.
Splendide nature game.
Extra composition.
Gretat work. Best regards.

Congratulations for your 6th year.
Hope is a beginning of a great history.
The freezing photo is very nice, seems that the channel wasn't frozen yet.

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  • lilito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 94 N: 394] (3534)
  • [2010-04-11 10:45]

Qu'est-ce que je pourrais ajouter aux 128 avis déjà posés?
Rien, que j'aime ta photo, voilà!
Amicalement, Lily

hello Jjohn

a superb frosty composition with a delicate and evocative monochromatic palette and great perspective.

Have a nice day


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-09-03 16:26]

Hello John,
Wonderful image and great perspective, with an almost infinite depth.
Excellent composition and great atmosphere. Bravo!
Congratulations on these six years of wonderful pictures!
Best regards,

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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2010-11-08 4:58]

Bonjour John

Une très belle vue de ce paysage givré avec une superbe perspective. J’aime bien le contraste entre la couleur du sol et celle du ciel.



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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2011-01-06 21:01]

pozdravljeni John
najprej iskrena hvala za čestitke ob mojem prvem letu na TE. vaše sem še posebej vesel!!!!
pogled na kanal je izjemen in deluje pravljično z zasneženimi drevesi in perfektno diagonalo, ki vodi oko v globino! zelo lepo delo, kakor vedno!! tfs!
lep in prijeten dan vam želim, vojko

Hi John, what a cool find in today's featured photos, I had not seen this in your gallery before. Very pleased to see it now, a wonderful shot with perfect depth. I can almost smell the cool air emanating from this. Four yeas ago I know, but a belated happy sixth TE birthday :)
All the best

Hello John,
this is a very fine work of art. You've used and exalted the characteristics of this magnificent landscape in a very artistic and effective way that enchants and captivates the viewer. Decisive, dynamic perspectives, soft lighting and subtle tonalities blend and interact superbly. The play of textures is marvellous too. I really like and appreciate your note, I feel certain that its content still expresses your attitude towards TE. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,

Hi John
I know this is a photo from 2009, but I just couldn't help but take a look at it.
When i visit Belgium at some point in the future, its these scene's I want to see!
and its all because of your photos.

love the hint of blue color in the air, and the frozen land, the long lines are the best!
classic photo

Hello John,
This is a lovely photo with your trademark on it. It looks like you had already perfected your style 6 years ago.

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