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Three trees

Three trees
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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/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2004 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-12-18 2:28
Viewed: 3733
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear colleague photographers on TE, I’m one year member of this community, I placed my 300th photograph.
I want thanks everyone for visiting my photographs.
Also I want wish an everyone Lovely Christmas and Happy New Year, and peace in the world for 2005.
Perhaps there is other one colleague whom I have never visited, perhaps little a pity that.

I hope you like it.

Shooting Date/Time
25/11/2004 15:41:10
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ChrisJ, carper, avigur_11, gilad33, jmdaoudal, aznegrao, chinchini, Jazator, apazevedo, kent_s, Jeppe, alford, papagolf21, Didi, joergen115, mikee, berek, pierrefonds, ikeharel has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To carper: Croppedjhm 1 2004-12-18 02:57
To elihesamian: Threejhm 1 2004-12-19 02:14
To Jeppe: Congratulation with your shot #300Jeppe 1 2004-12-20 05:46
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  • cyim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 50 W: 0 N: 73] (523)
  • [2004-12-18 2:33]

This is a beautiful photograph artistically and technically.
I admire your photographic skills, and your pictures provide inspiration for me.
Happy holiday to you too.

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  • Zanni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 152 N: 1266] (6108)
  • [2004-12-18 2:51]

Compliments for your 300th photo on TE and happy holidays to you. I am waiting for next 30000 photos splendid like this one for colors composition, sharpness, exposure and above feeling you put in your "job". I am sorry if sometime I miss one of your headworks.

Congrats for yor 300th photo, John, this is a very nice one, and very typical to your special landscape photos. I really like the foreground dry grass. Beautifl colors, exce;llent composition.

Beautiful John... A very fine landscape..very well composed. Love it. I will post one today for a change...

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2004-12-18 3:32]

Hi John

I like the layering & reflections in this image. The foreground lighting on the grass is nice, & the row of 3 trees at the back adds a good graphic element.

Beautyfull landscape, superb colours. Nice job.Happy holiday to you too :)

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  • arth Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 316 W: 0 N: 162] (1454)
  • [2004-12-18 3:46]

De indeling vindt ik zeer mooi John , prachtige opname.
Vindt het zeer aangenaam om Uw fotos te bekijken.
Proficiat met de driehonderdste !


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  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3770 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2004-12-18 3:46]

hello John.
Yhnaks for your note and i want wish also for you and your family a heapy new year. And new beautiful shot like this one.
A very nice composition well framed and beautiful colours.

The composition and colours.
The total feel of this... Great!


300 hundred high level photographies, John, and a very beautiful composition for the anniversary.
Again I am impressed by the care you take to compose this picture, all is balanced and the trees and the mill well positioned to be on the sky.
All colors, contrast and sharpness for a great internet posting.
Very friendly
Jean Michel

Gosto muito da luz, causando um efeito de cores agradavel e natural. O enquadramento e perfeito. Excelente John.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-12-18 4:54]

Bonjour John,
Couleurs très chaudes d'un soleil couchant ou levant, un paysage qui évoque le calme, le silence et la retraite.
La présence des épis rougeoyants au premier plan et les reflets délicats et un peu brouillés dans l'eau.
Du grand art.

Je te souhaite , un peu en avance aussi, un joyeux Noel et une bonne année 2005.

From Belgium.

Beautiful light, colours and landscape. I like the brown reed in the foreground, the reflections of the trees and the composition of the mill, a nice shot, John !

Magnifique tableau. Le cadrage est parfait. La composition excellente et les couleurs chatoyantes. Bravo John !

Hi John, I hope you haven't been shaked too much by the storm... My warmest congratulations to you on your 300th post and geat achievements, the Vlanderen folder on the TE galley belongs mostly to you ! This one is again a nice addition with the elements we know well now, the mill, good light, a great reflection...
Thanks for your wishes and I wish you too all the best for this festive part of the year, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !
Vriendelijke Groeten, Jean-Yves

Happy TE anniversary, John. Your 300th photo comes with all the qualities we have come to expect from you: a very balanced composition with good use of light and natural colors. The foreground weeds are well kept in the frame as the view glances across the canal, towards the windmill and the three trees at its side. The reflection of course is a fine enhancement. Well done. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year for you, too.

Nice colors, perspective and well placed subject.

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2595 W: 86 N: 4067] (21833)
  • [2004-12-18 12:00]

WOW....this is very pretty. Excellent compo wit just the right amount of colors and sharpness.

Proficiat John, wel gemeend zekers dat jij hier ons welbeminde Vlaanderen zo mooi in beeld hebt gebracht met unieke voorbeeldjes van hoog kwalitatieve zichten, je kunt wel de ambassadeur van Vlaanderen genoemd worden op vlak van photografie . En deze foto bevestigt dit alleen maar, mooi diepe kleuren, een landschap waar Permeke en andere schilders van zou dromen om op doek te zetten. Het wordt tijd om een eigen site op te zetten, niet ?

John ten eerste gefeliciteerd,met U 300 ste foto en dat U het een jaar heeft volgehouden.Maar ja, wat is nou een jaar. De tijd vliegt voorbij. Even over de foto.
Hij is prachtig John. Het lage licht geeft een bijzondere sfeer aan de photo. De compositie is bijna perfect. Ja John bijna,want persoonlijk had ik toch aan de linkerzijde er zeg maar 1 cm afgehaald, zodat U die takken en die halve boom precies kwijt was. Dit is ook mijn enigste kritiek, maar John U weet ik ben een zeveraar.Erg goed werk.

A great "three" shot with tree:)BEAUTIFUL and LOVELY result,an excellent reflection and it has a great attractions for eyes,in a great way captured and in a fine way composed,...the colors are amazingly real,I love it,John.

300 foto's en 1 jaar! Proficiat, John!

Très beau reflet de ce moulin à vent, John et également cadrage excellent avec une magnifique lumière de novembre.

Lovely classic flanders landscape. Great light you had for this one, I especially the way the low sun catches the grasses in the foreground.

First of all, I would also like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, John!
Regarding the photo, well, this is certainly your style...
It is really beautiful, with excellent colours, depth and perspective, almost like a painting. Very good work, John!

Hi John:

First of all let me congratulate you for your 300th posting!!!

This confirms you as an excellent contributor here on TE! Thanks for that, indeed.

Regarding the picture, it is very good in quality, very neat, sharp details.

A typical choice would have been to have the trees and the moulin reflected on water perfectly.

I like the plants covering these reflections but not totally...

well seen and done, congratultions again!


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  • kent_s Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 399 W: 56 N: 411] (1911)
  • [2004-12-19 10:42]

Congrats to 300

It's way more then just three trees. you have first of a very good light in this shot. Also theres a teffiric mirroreffect. Not to meantion the charming windmill.

All together it makes a very hreat pic which we all enjoy.

Thanks John and a very mery c 2u2

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2004-12-19 12:06]

Hi john
Very good light, fine details and compo. Effectful foreground contributes to the painted 'style' of this pix. Very good this one.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2004-12-19 16:51]
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Very wonderful sight you spotted here John. The fine mix of colours, light and compostion - and yes the motifs (specially the mill and three - trees) gives a special harmony - thanks for sharing this fine work.

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  • alford Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 762 W: 42 N: 994] (4001)
  • [2004-12-19 18:42]

Excellent photograph for your 300th post and 1st year anniversary in TE, John! Very good choice; I have seen your other pics of this windmill, they're all wonderful - the clarity and colors are at its best! Congratulations for being in TE for a year. 300 posts in 1 year is about >5 pics/per week - you're very productive, John! I'm waiting for the next 300 :)
Have a merry x'mas and a happy new year, too!

Nice shot for your 300th post. Those trees are really interesting. They seem so solid and round and suddenly little thin branches shoot out from the top. It's a beautiful and calm autumn shot, much warmer than the winter photo with that lighting. And such a nice calm serenity in the water and the reflection. The plants in the foreground really frame the bottom nicely and add depth. But it's those trees I really find interesting. Nicely shown.

This is absolutely marvelous John, Congrats on your number 300, I think I remenber to have seen a similar photo from the same place. You have very nice colors and light and perfectly framed, thanks for sharing and your wishes, looking forward to see photos from you in 2005 :-) Well done.

Your 300th Photo and please keep them coming John. Beautiful thoughts must have raced into your mind when you saw this. A solitary windmill sitting on a knoll beside a river, viewed from across the river through the reeds, on a late afternoon. So peaceful this scene John.

Cher John,
Pour la 300ème photo, vous nous faites un bien joli cadeau pour cette prise de vue charmeuse et charmante.
Félicitations pour la jolie lumière.
Je vous souhaite un joyeux Noël John à vous et à vos proches.
Très amicalement.

Excellent work, I liek the composition and also the windmill, great patterns achieved too,well done

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  • gepall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 377 W: 0 N: 17] (1836)
  • [2004-12-21 18:17]

This is a perfect shot in terms of color and composition.
You must be proud for this picture,congrats my friend

hi john, congratulations on your te anniversary; you do a great job here - inspiring, teaching, pleasing! thanx and good luck in your 2nd year on te

I knew you would pick a masterpiece for your 300th, John. A splendid typical landscape and composition from you. You always mamange to show Flanders in the same kind of romantic beautiful light as Jeppe shows Funen (his island in the middle of Denmark). The windmill could maybe have been a tiny bit more into the picture - it is a little close to the edge.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2004-12-28 14:09]

J'avoue sincèrement John que cela m'est très difficile de choisir une de vos photos pour critiquer, le choix de belles images est très vaste.
J'apprécie ici la douce lumière latérale qui donne un bon relief à votre beau pays.

I acknowledge John sincerely that is very difficult for me to choose one of your photographs to criticize, the choice of beautiful pictures is very vast.
I appreciate here the soft side light which gives a nice relief to your beautiful country.

Hello! Hello! Is that a postcard?. It is a beautiful view, it's look like a postcard.Well done and a happy newyear to you John.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 92 W: 0 N: 1] (498)
  • [2005-02-27 7:02]

Fajnie popatrzeæ, wspania³e kolorki.

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  • mikee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 117 N: 654] (2354)
  • [2005-07-07 19:51]

This is the "Lower Countries" in a picture. I like how you framed the different layers. The light and colors, again, are splendid. The windmill adds more charm to the great composition. Another painting through the lenses. Well done.


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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2006-02-07 4:47]

Hi John,
Wonderful view and great framing. i like to reflection of the mill. TFS
Meaning(Sense) :10
Idea :10

Hi John,

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


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-04-29 4:40]

very beautiful picture from the westvlandereen i love this region
fantastic paint with the little trees and very nice white mhole

The windmill looks as a complementary item matching the three naked trees, John.
Also, what a fine view with favorable light condition painted gold on the FG reed's.
Pleasent sight to look at.

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