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Last winter picture 09

Last winter picture 09
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24623 W: 523 N: 41333] (177614)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-22
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Favorites continue... #1, Pictures 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-03-17 6:10
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© 2009 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use johnmaenhout@yahoo.com

I took these picture during a visit at Bruges, -2° degree Celsius very cold but and nice sunny afternoon.
You can see to the left the church of beguinage, in background the church Our of Lady tower.

For most visitors the Minnewater and its lovely park are the entrance to the beautiful city of Bruges. The Minnewater is a canalized lake. From the bridge (1740) one can already enjoy a nice panoramic view over the town. Because of the idyllic surroundings it is mostly referred to as 'the lake of Love',
Actually, the origins of the lake are less romantic. It was here that the coastal river 'Reie' entered the city. The river was later canalized and made to continue until the center of town. It is not sure where the name 'Minnewater' comes from. An explanation could be 'water van het community ', which could be translated as the 'common water'. The lake was used as a water reservoir, to keep the water of the canals at a constant level. Next to the lake is the Minnewater park, where sometimes in the summertime (rock) concerts are organized.

I hope you like it.

Canon EOS 5D
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22/12/2009 14:16:50
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
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18,0 mm
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Hello John,
A beautiful perspective along this tree lined canal, made all the more so by the lovely ambient light. The bridge and buildings at the far end make a splendid focal point. Very attractive natural colours and superb sharpness complete a very fine image.

Hello John,
since from the thumbnail everyone can see that it's a JHM's picture.
Technically perfect, with a great POV that permit to enter into the scene, and with the colors that are a very joy for the eyes and for the hearth.
Congratulations, TFS.
Best regards dear friend.

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is sending my eyes toward the steeple in the background which is giving depth and perspective to the photo. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2010-03-17 6:51]

Hello John ,
A superb perspective through the canal . I like a lot the contrast between the lightened red buildings and the dark water .

Hi John,
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-03-17 7:03]

Hi John,

I do like this one. Impressive colors and bright. Very pleasant to look at. The perspective of the canal and its reflection lead us through the image. Well done!

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2010-03-17 7:05]

Hallo John,

eine sehr schöne Aufnahme, mit tollen und kräftigen Farben, so kann er Winter sich gerne verabschieden und dem Frühling Platz machen, mein Kompliment zu diesem tollen Bild..

viele Grüße, Bernd

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4409] (24789)
  • [2010-03-17 7:11]

Ja, de winter was mooi, maar ik ben zo blij dat we er nu eindelijk vanaf (lijken te) zijn! En vanaf nu lenteprenten?

Toch bedankt voor deze laatste winterse post, John.

Met groetjes.


Hi John,
Beautiful composition. The framing is very effective, offers us a deep perspective of the canal and also all the details of the magnificent architecture of the city, besides the beauty of the sky and of the trees in this winter scene.
I like the luminosity and the quality of the colors.
Excellent work.
Friendly regards,

Dag John,

With the winter's light well manged, Brugse is very nice. Superb refelctions in the water of the canal, great depht with the prospect open along the canal, POV very well selected, various detauils of the architectur of the city very well collected. An another excellent photowork.
Have a good evening,

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2010-03-17 8:55]

Hallo John!
Here you have had a truly beautiful light and the warm tones of the sunlit walls create an amazing contrast to the ice floes in the shady foreground. The perspectie couldn't be better. A worth- seeing picture...
Greetings from today springlike Westphalia!

Ciao John,
bellissima immagine invernale per composizione e gestione della luce.
Il canale d'acqua al centro, dà profondità alla scena.
Eccellente resa cromatica e grafismo sugli alberi.


Ciao John,
tres beau paysage d'hiver, les reflets des fleuves ajoutent quelque chose en plus au paysage tres beau. Excellente netteté dans les détails, comme toujours. un cher salue

Nice colors and composition. The ice melting over the river, is attracting the ducks at the background.
Thanks for sharing!


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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2010-03-17 11:09]

Hello John,
Superb picture of that canal and its surroundings.The sunlight enhances the colors of both churches.Nice reflections on the water.TFS.

Ciao John, great perspective on lovely chrch, splendid reflections, wonderful colors, great composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ola John ,
Que magnifica foto um belo cartão postal , bom ponto de visão com este canal a levar o nosso olhar para a igreja ,bonitos reflexos , gostei muito dos tons de azul , as árvores são fantásticas, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

This is really very beautiful, John, the light makes all the impression and the composition is excellent. Brugge is such a fantastic place...


Bonsoir John
un excellent rendu des couleurs et une belle profondeur dans cette image. L'ensemble est superbe.

Good evening John,
wow that's great. Colours, light and the POV nearly perfect. Very good depth, rich of details and the good sharpness gives a very good view into the depth of the picture. well done, thank you
Have a fine evening
best wishes

salut john
bruges en hiver c'est pas souvent qu'on la voit sur TE
la perspective sur ce canal est bien vu, bon obulot

Hi John!
Wow! What a beautiful winter picture!
I specially like its colors, its brightness and composition!
Pov, sharpness, square format, black&white frame are all excellent too!
The ice on the canal, the reflections on the water surface, the bare trees and the local architecture are all splendorous elements in this image!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

Dag john,
Brugge op zijn winterse best, heel mooi gebracht met het dominerend donkere perspectief van de gracht tegenover de zonnig mooi belichte kerken.

Hello John

Very beautiful view over the canal. Excellent composition and depth of field, and very good clarity. I like the floating pieces of ice in the foreground. The trees surrounding the canal and their reflections balance perfectly well against the churches. Very well done! Thanks a lot for sharing. Have a nice thursday.

Best regards, Erling

Hi John
de toute beauté ce cliché de ce canal qui se dirige vers la ville, les couleurs sont magnifiques et on y contate bien la fin de l'hiver avec cette glace brisé dans l'eau.

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  • orme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1694 W: 114 N: 1605] (7219)
  • [2010-03-17 19:36]

Hello John,

Beautiful composition. I especially like the contrast between the lovely warm colours on the church and icy black water in the foreground. Well framed with the perspective along the river and leading us to another church. Photos of this quality keep bringing me back to TE.

Best regards,

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  • akm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 197 W: 119 N: 240] (1216)
  • [2010-03-17 20:23]

Thank you John. I've loved your winter images as always and this is really very special -- great view, light and atmosphere.

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2010-03-17 23:23]

Hello John,

Il fait encore froid ici, mais je vois que le mois de décembre l'était également chez toi.
La glace dérive lentement sur les canaux. J'aime bien le fait que la perspective se termine par un élément lumineux et coloré. Joli choix de point de vue.
Bravo !



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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-03-17 23:50]

Hi John! I like your shot, very beautiful landscape. Perfect colors and details. I like so much the architecture in the background. The lighting is the big star here and contrast of reflections and tones of buildings! The wonderful angled lighting provides outstanding colors and hues for this shot

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2010-03-17 23:58]

Hi John, Bruges canals are so picturesque in every season. Splendid winter view, very colourful and peaceful.



Hello John,

I notice the pieces of ice floating in the canal and some snow on the banks, but the ducks still seem to find their pleasure on the water!
A fine composition with a strong feeling of depth, and the nice light this December day renders rich pleasant colours...
The light plays well in the scene..!

Pablo -

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2010-03-18 1:14]

Nice winter composition, my dear John!
Wonderful POv and amazing colours!!


My congrats!!


All the best!!!

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 888 W: 77 N: 2604] (12157)
  • [2010-03-18 2:15]

Great one John - wish I'd got a shot like that when I was in Bruges last year. excellent colour and composition.

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2010-03-18 2:50]

Hi John
The sides if the canal lead the eye right into the image and in this case we have a lovely old church to focus on. Nicely exposed for both light and shadow areas.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-03-18 4:36]

hello John

google translator

excellent pov. good colors and sharpness.
beautiful view of the channel. nice sky and water colors.
any of your photos is worth noting.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2010-03-18 5:22]

Nog even wat verkoeling voordat de lente echt begint. Mooie foto; heel goed van diepte en de kleuren komen hier ook heel goed naar voren. Groetjes.

Well chosen POV, canals and bridges are characteristic for the Belgian seaside town north. Visible temples and houses enjoy his eyes. Beautiful picture of the Belgian soul.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9865 W: 157 N: 16061] (126491)
  • [2010-03-18 9:00]

Witaj John!
Beautiful canal, wonderful place.
Good frame and perspective.
Super colours and sharpness.
Well done.

Not so long ago I watched the feature film starring the city (horror). I am very pleased the city and here the picture is also beautiful. Incredible POV, colors and sharpness.
Best Regards

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14073 W: 0 N: 16143] (171698)
  • [2010-03-18 11:28]


merveilleuse image, quel reflet, avec de la glace, cette perspective, le beua bleu pronfond avec de chaque côté le mur gris et ce édiffice colorés, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


Hoi John,
Ik ben de afgelopen tijd erg weinig op TE geweest maar zo te zien ben je het fotograferen in de tussen tijd nog niet verleerd.
Dit is weer een hele mooie met mooi scherp licht en de nodige winterse effecten. Ook op de kompositie is niets aan te merken met een mooie vlakverdeling en een diepe doorkijk via het water.

Hi John,
Nice view with depth, interesting reflections with good brightness, nice light and ice in the fg.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2010-03-18 12:40]

Hi John,
Colors, clarity, and very impressive frame and reflections, a great image.
congratulations, greetings

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-03-18 15:02]

Wonderful bright and colorful picture. A pleasure to the eyes.
Very nice to celebrate the end of winter.

Hi John.

I still remember this lovely place!!! It was a pleasure walk there....4 years ago (uf...how fast is the time....)

Excellent POV with the church in the background.

Well done!

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-03-18 19:29]

Hi John,
Fantastic lighting renders splendidly clear colors and sharp details.
Love the riffling reflections in the canal.
Great depth is seen as we view the splendid architectture in the distance.
Regards, Tom

salut John
trés belle composition où l'on trouve de très belles couleurs bien assorties où l'on trouve également une chose devenue rare tout un temps les canaux pris par les glaces les hivers de notre jeunesses reviennent John c'est un plaisir pour les patineurs et les photographes aussi Bon week de printemps = amitiès Henri

Hi John
Beautiful panorama of the channel in the main role. Excellent light management. Wonderful light on the church. Look good reflections on the water. Great clean and strong colors. These pictures are pleasing to the eye.

Hi John!!

Great one more time!!

And now what I most like it is the colour contras given by the river and the rest of the image, the colourfulbuildings and the deep blue sky and its light reflectionso fine...and river composition leading our eyes to the campanile...Very good!!

Have a nice day...


Hello my dear John

Profesional supper shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stable and nice composition/framework, sharp/clear description in the detail as usual. Anyway perfect.
You did a great job again indeed!
Thanks for sharing and have a good day.
Best regards,

Dobar dan-popodne, kod nas je lep suncan topao dan.
Voda i perspektiva vode nas u grad i most, dobar uvodni tekst, lepa arhitektura, lepe boje i fotografija, odlican rad.
Led na vodi i ptice, dali to ide prolece, reflexi u vodi daju car snimku sa dobrom dubinom.
Lepo popodne, imajte topao dan, neka krene Prolece, sve najbolje Paja.


Goede dag middag, hier is een mooie warme zonnige dag.
Water en perspectieven leid ons niet in de stad en een brug, een goede inleidende tekst, mooie architectuur, prachtige schilderijen en foto's, uitstekende werk.
Ice water en vogels, of het nu gaat voorjaar reflex in het water geven de auto doodgeschoten met goede diepte.
Nice middag, warme dag te houden, laat de lente, de beste Paja.

Good day afternoon, here is a nice warm sunny day.
Water and perspectives lead us into the city and a bridge, a good introductory text, beautiful architecture, beautiful paintings and photos, excellent work.
Ice water and birds, whether it goes spring reflex in the water give the car shot with good depth.
Nice afternoon, keep warm day, let go Spring, all the best Paja.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2010-03-19 8:35]

Hello John,
really this is one of the last scenes from Winter with the melted pieces of the ice to flow on the surface of the river.I like the perspective created from the banks of the canal as the light that falls on the background of the image making the area so vivid.Well done.

Have a nice evening,Danos

The temperature then could be very cold but here in this photo is pretty warm! The lovely light really gave you rich and intense colours, and as often in your photos, the perspective created by the canal and the trees is so fine. I should say it's a masterful composition with the canal leading the eye towards that lovely church in bg and the other small church at the left balancing the scene. wonderful blue sky and reflections too. A real pleasure to see.

Hallo John,
The sunlight enhances the colors of both churches.Nice reflections on the water.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-03-19 9:56]

Bonsoir John,

On ressent bien la sensation de froid ici avec tous ces glaçon dans le canal !!! Superbe vue hivernale, j'apprécie beaucoup la qualité de ta composition tant dans le piqué de l'image que dans la prise de vue. La lumière et les couleurs sont superbes. Très jolie carte postale de Bruges avec une très agréable atmosphère qui s'en dégage. Merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et un très bon WE,


Hello John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful view, excellent light management, lovely atmosphere, very nice POV and very good DOF, beautiful colors.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.

I hope this is indeed the last of your harsh winter John? I like the perspective here, the walls on both sides lead us down the river to the church in the distance and it's well balanced with the other church on one side and the trees on the other. Another wonderful shot my friend.


Magnifique photo de Bruges sous cette merveilleuse lumière hivernale....que je n'ai jamais eu le plaisir d'avoir lors de mes visites là-bas. Composition parfaite et couleurs splendides.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 0 N: 531] (4028)
  • [2010-03-19 15:18]

Hi John,

Amazing picture of the city Brugge, I like this city.
Here the colors are wonderfull and the splendid reflection. Great POV and excellent DOF, the framing is good realised and the lighting and brightness perfect. A masterpiece of composition, I think.
Have a nice day.

ciao John,
la vista è splendida con la prospettiva del canale che conduce lo sguardo alla chiesa in fondo.
La luce conferisce una grande bellezza ad una immagine unica per definizione e colori,
un caro saluto

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-03-20 3:09]

Olá John, wonderful winter image, very attractive perspective of the cannal with beautiful reflections and colors. Love the ice on the water but everything else is nice to observe, including the architecture and the naked trees.
Have a nice weekend,

Bonjour John,
Cette photo est très belle grâce à une composition très rigoureuse, la perspective du canal et la belle lumière hivernale qui détache les couleurs. Excellent !

Ciao dear John,
pleasant image, with a perfect photographic quality, above all the sharpness. The reflexes enrich in marvelous way this composition, full of details perfectly defined. You are really an excellent I photograph, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice week end!

Nice lights and shadows play in calm atmosphere, well done, John.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2010-03-20 10:41]

Hello John,

under a bright winter sun, snow accentuates the contrasts in this lovely POV.
Very good work

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11914 W: 126 N: 21547] (110389)
  • [2010-03-20 16:00]

Hi John,there is always something of magic in your pic...you're a great master and this is another fantastic example...no comment about the quality always over the top.My greats compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-03-20 22:28]

Hi John,
The nice light geve spuerb rich colors, even the reflections have a nice glow.
Well chosen POV to show us this beautiful place.

Hi John
Beautiful perspective of this canal in Bruges
I like a lot the vivid colors and the reflections
Fine contrast
have a nice Sunday

Hello John,
A beautiful postcard from Bruges, which transmits a wonderful wintry atmosphere. The composition and perspective and depth are excellent. The canal is leading the eye towards the bridge and the church tower. Very beautiful light, pleasant colours and fine reflections on the canal. An inviting view and a lovely photo! TFS!
Have a nice Sunday!

This is a well composed shot using the icy canal to lead the eye into the scene. The wall on the left creates a nice diagonal through the shot. The angled lighting is great giving the buildings a nice warm spotlight appearance. The reflection is great adding depth and balance for the scene.

Hi John,
A feast for the eyes - a gorgeous square format image with beautiful light, deep rich and vibrant colors, and your usual intensity of detail and clarity. GReat work and TFs. Gerald

A very colored view for this last Winter picture: you managed to combine a clear blue sky, snow on the ground, ice in the canal and the natural colors of the city. Lovely sighting, and well done.


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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-03-21 22:28]

Hi John

A very beautiful shot of canal with perfect reflection. The contrasts of the reddish buildings in the BG and the blueish canal are excellent. And not to forget, the trees add to the DOF tremendously. Well done

Thanks for your critique of my shot of the night heron from Penang. Most probably you will have different heron species. Moreover this one was a young bird.

Best regards

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3986] (27422)
  • [2010-03-22 19:09]

Nitidez e coloração fantásticas aqui. Lindíssima fotografia.



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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-03-22 23:56]

Hi John,
nice place and good presentation. Superb quality of photo - as always. Friends all told You. I like this photojob also.
Have a nice day.

hello john
very nice composition of cold water and warm colored buildings. very brillant and sharp picture.

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-03-23 5:08]

Hi John, You have produced another master piece. Extremely well done with the strong colours and good depth. What I like most is your position- I like how you have allowed the river to take your eye up the image.. Have a great day and I look forward to following your gallery further. Kind regards Rich

Hi John,
very impressive light and colors. It really looks like a painting. The ice swimming in the river adds some interest and enhances the wintry atmosphere.
Very attractive work,

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2010-03-24 2:37]

Bonjour mon cher John
Bonne idée de faireune ballade en bateau, cela donne une belle perspective et une bonne profondeur d'image par l'avant-plan.
J'apprécie la luminosité ambiante.

Hi John.
Impressive POV to show this magical corner of Bruges, the image has a beautiful view with the tower of the church of Our Lady, very beautiful reflections in the channel, the evening light is beautiful and conveys a special charm of this idyllic setting.
Sharpness, color and good use of light, as always fantastic in the hand of an expert.
Have a nice evening.
Best regards.

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2010-03-25 7:36]

Salut John,
Un belle carte postale bien composée et bien présentée. Le canal qui se perd au tounant est mervelleux avec ses beaux reflets. bel éclairage qui met en valeur les édifices et superbes couleurs.
Tous mes compliments,

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-03-31 20:28]

Dag John
Excellent perspective with the canal and superb light which highlights this scene. This is a scene not so common from Brugges..and love the way the canal leads us to the church under the superb blue sky. Excellent!
Best regards

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  • Fante Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 615 W: 62 N: 1030] (5429)
  • [2010-04-01 4:27]

Hi John,
amazing photo. So sharpen, so colorfull. Great DOF, amazing composition. Lovely architecture which became extraordinary beautiful through your eye. Congratulations,
Regards, Sasko

Hi John
another stunning Belgium Post!
i feel i've been to Belgium just be viewing your Gallery!
warm and inviting light, long strong lines with depth, and a crisp clear blue sky to top it all off.

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2010-04-03 15:04]

Hi John.

What nice and beautiful landscape. I love the exposure and colours too.


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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2010-04-04 5:52]

Good morning John!
Very well taken and composed winter scenery from Bruges.
Excellent colours, great light in this very picturesque photo. Beautiful view at the churches and partially frozen water of the canal. My compliments Happy Easter
best regards

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  • silah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • [2010-04-05 7:57]

Hi John.

This is breathtaking view and composition. Colours and framing are perfect too. CONGRATULATIONS, GREETINGS, Salih.

Hi John. A great picture with beautiful colors and full of nice elements to see: The walls guiding the eyes to the church on the back give a great depth. Also the church on the left has a beautiful arquitecture. Nice point of view and perfewct sharpness as usual. A fine job. Have a nice day.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2010-04-21 3:28]


the colored buildings created a nice effect witht he nude branches of the trees, the reflections and this blue sky. marvelous work using the light, framing and pov.



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  • andywo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 16 N: 164] (4725)
  • [2010-04-25 11:37]

Hello John
Very nice winter view, interesting POV and beautiful, natural colours. Great perspective!
All the best,

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2010-04-30 0:33]

Hi John. This is a wonderful image deserving to be immortalized as a tapestry or a jigsaw puzzle to be enjoyed by countless people. Beautiful crispness and magical light. The sun hitting the buildings creates the warm tones which contrast so nicely against the cold, icy water and the blue sky. Excellent depth as usual and charming architectural and natural details. Bravo maestro. Regards. Klaudio.

Hello John,
a very beautiful painting frame, like most of your photos.
Pieces of ice in the water channel, and the prospect of leafless trees with beautiful architecture suggests an association with the Dutch painter.
Very beautiful composition.
Congratulations -

Hi John,
Just wonderful pic of the mysteriously beautiful city of Bruges.
Many many regards,

Hi John,

Beautiful colours, wonderful sharpness...the pov is excellent, but the best part is the light...great shot!



Hello John,

This is truly a lovely winter shot.Sharpness and clarity are pleasant. Very beautiful and pleasant-looking image.Pretty attractive capture in great contrasts and colors. Superb execution as well as excellent presentation.TFS.

Have a nice weekend and thanks,Farhat.

Hello John,
a very beautiful picture with the canal, the naked trees, the buildings, the snow and the light creating a fairytale setting. I love the perspective taking us to the background and the reflections extending to the foreground. The textures are so crisp, the winter light gives a lovely intensity to the warm colours and fades delightfully in the shady parts. All the colours are attractive and the atmosphere is romantic and captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-10-04 21:25]

HI John !!
very crispy photo with sharply illuminated buildings and shaded are in the water with some ice floating on it.Great blue sky and reflections...... this photo has it all.
Magnificent work.
Have a nice week end.

Dag John,
Een prachtige, klare winterdag maar ijs in het water en een ijzig koude lucht.
Tegenover dat koude blauw en de besneeuwde kanaaloevers staan wel de rode gevels die ons als een warm lichtpunt aantrekken.
Heel goede compositie, perfecte scherpte en de winter op zijn mooist.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hi John
Missed this one
Splendid winter light and mild colors
Nicely composed with your usual long perspective
have a nice WE, best regards

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2015-02-18 16:57]

Hello John,
Excellent winter scene from Bruges.Wonderful depth and perspective.Excellent sharpness and the overall technical features.Thank you for Interesting and detailed notes.
Nice work.

Hi John,
It is interesting to see snow and ice under the warm tones of the sun. Excellent photo, as usual.

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