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Old bridge Bruges

Old bridge Bruges
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-02
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/40 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bridges / Pontes / Most - 2, Pictures 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-12 23:27
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Again one of the a lot lovely places in Bruges.

"Augustijnen bridge" a little bridge is one of the stone bridges over the canals of Bruges.
The bridge dates from 1391 and is one of the few preserved examples of 14th-century bridge in Bruges. The name recalls the now vanished monastery of the Augustinians.
The construction of the bridge was entrusted to the famous architect Jan van Oudenaarde.
Brabant was white stone used for the arches and a combination of white stone and limestone to pare element and the bridge railings.
Although she was fully restored some years ago, the Augustine Bridge still retained its 14th-century views.
This makes it one of the oldest original bridge in the city, along with the nearby Tower Bridge, Meebrug and Key Bridge.
In 2002 the bridge was protected as a monument

I wish every visitor a nice week

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Bonjour John,

Cette ville possède tant de splendeurs architecturales et ce point de vue en témoigne bien. J'ai également une photo de ce coin de Bruges, mais sûrement pas avec de tels nuages et un ciel aussi bleu.

La lumière semble surgir de partout, alors que l'ensemble de la scène est bien éclairée.



Hello, John,
Another excellent shot from this beautiful city.
Fine composition , nice summer colours!
Last time Belgium is one of main newsmakers in Europa. I am soory if this small country will devide to few pieces.
Greetings from Ural,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-07-13 0:18]

Hi John,
nice place in Bruges. Fine composition with the old bridge in center. I like the contrast and colours also. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.

Dag best John,

A very plesanat district of Brugge, full of serenity, of peacefull. I know this district.
Superb shot with a very great depht. I like your POV with the small wall which learn the glance to the bice houses in the BG. Beautiful reflections in the canal too.
Have a nice day,

Hello John! Interesting shot from famous Bruges. Interesting river and stone bridge. Excellent architecture. Wonderful sky and clouds. Sophisticated saturation, good contrast and sharpness. Perfect frame. Well done!

Hello John
Very beautiful caprure of a beautiful bridge.
A lot of fine details of architecture.
A wonderful sky.
Excellent sharpness and contrast.
Interesting color.
Very good accompanying text.
Great job.

Hi John,
thanks for this lovely view from Brugges. I believe it is less known, it makes me think that the place is incredible rich in picturesque views and really encourages to visit it.
I like the pretty composition with the bridge and the river banks making attractive lines. The clouds make a great decoration,
Beautiful capture,

Hello John,
You are right, Bruges has this kind of corners, which are each more beautiful than the other. Also this one is a very enchanting place and the old bridge is a real eye-catcher. You have selected a good POV and the composition is excellent with a good perspective. Perfect control of light and beautiful colours. TFS!
Greetings from now hot south Finland (10th day with a maximum temperature over 25 °C and the 3rd so far over 30 °C).
Have a nice week,

Hi John,
A beautiful capture of one of the greatest corners of the world. A wonderful town, one of my favorites.

Hi John!
Bruges is a wonderful city!
Your picture is very beautiful and proves that!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition are all very good features here!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

Dag John,
Een mooie, frisse lentefoto van Brugge.
Ik weet niet zeker meer of ik deze Augustijnenbrug al gezien heb. Het lijkt me een redelijk verlaten stadsdeel te zijn, tenzij je de foto heel vroeg 's morgens genomen hebt ... Hier oogt Brugge echt als een groot openluchtmuseum.
Groeten, Paul

Bonjour John
Une très belle prise de vue, la vue large donne une bonne idée de l'endroit tout en mettant en évidence ce vieux pont.
Bonne journée

Hello John,
You had a splendid day to capture this lovely scene. The image is well composed using the canal to draw the viewer in whilst admiring the beautiful architecture on the banks either side. A very pleasant atmosphere complemented by good colours and clarity.

Hello John,
you found a very good POV to take this picture.
The depth and sharpness is pretty good, too. I like it.
HAve a fine day

Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is leadingmy eyes toward the bridge which is giving depth to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour John

Très beau cadrage. Ce joli pont relie les deux parties de l'image magnifiquement. Les couleurs sont magnifiques et ce beau nuage est parfait.



Ola John ,
Que linda esta tua foto , que lugar maravilhoso para passear , muito bonita a ponte de pedra antiga , belo tom de azul de céu , bonitos detalhes de arquitectura nestes edifícios , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

This is a well composed shot of this great city. The canal leads the eye through the shot perfectly. The bridge provides a good focal point for the shot. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness and DOF.

hi john
clouds are very illustrated in image and combined very well with buildings.

Bonjour John
joli point de vue avec cette courbure du quai à gauche, sympathique petit pont et tres beau ciel rehaussant l'ensemble. Belle composition

Ciao John,
composition parfaite avec les bastions qui covergono et donnent profondeur à la photo. Excellente qualité, tu complimentes. saluts

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2010-07-13 8:39]


grandisoe compo et iamge, quel cadrage quelle profondeur de champs, avec ce mur, le canale, les belle maisons, et ce ciel quif ait une superbe formes, comme une carapace et grsosse coupole, grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


Dag John,
Een heerlijk plaatje uit Brugge, onverwacht verlaten i nde zomerzon.

Bonjour mon Cher John,
Je vois que es toujours fidèle à la cité de Bruges si belle et si photogénique ;o)
L'endroit est magnifique, de jour comme de nuit. J'y étais passé il y a 4 ans déjà... et j'avais perdu toutes mes photos ;o(
Tu as su attendre qu'il n'y ait plus grand monde pour ta prise de vue car c'est désert. La composition et le cadrage sont ici parfaits.
Mes amitiés depuis la Slovaquie, aux confins même de l'UE, où il fait très chaud.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-07-13 9:17]

Hi John

Excellent composition using the two rows of houses and the canal in the middle to produce a perfect DOF. Very good light management as well and vibrant color hues. The contrast of the gray and the blue sky is fantastic. Well done

Thanks for your critique of my monks blessing ritual. To be honest, I did not pay attention how many pictures I have uploaded, but thanks for your good wishes, 400 is something on TE, but when I look at my archives it's just a drop of water compared what I could upload.

Best regards

ciao John,
una delle città del Belgio che ricordo con più piacere per la bellezza dei tanti angoli come questo che brillantemente proponi.
Ottimo il POV e la luce con la linea dei riflessi nell'acqua,

Hi John.
Wonderful image that conveys a sense of peace and tranquility, the POV is precious focusing attention on the bridge and the canal, the prospect of converging in the distance houses creates a great depth. Sharp images with beautiful color and perfect lighting.
Best regards.

Hi John,
a wonderful composition, Bruges is realy a wonderful old town... I have a picture like this one, but my sky isn't so blue...

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11903 W: 126 N: 21532] (110323)
  • [2010-07-13 13:59]

Hi John,there is all your beautifull style in this perspective,what a composition,colors and sharpness,simply a wonderfull pic...and i like a lot that! Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Good evening John,
I can only appreciate the point of view and framing, skilfully selected. Excellent description of this district, which one seems to look at, sitted on the parapet. Very luminous good image.
Have a good evening

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-07-13 15:08]

Hi John,
Burges provides you with a wealth of photo opportunties and this one is quite stunning with the canal catching a stunning reflections from the beautiful sky and through the bridge we see some of the splendid architecture also reflection in the calm canal.
Regards, Tom

Hi John.

Excellent picture as always. I only miss people there to give a little bit of dynamism (the man close to the river is too far from my POV) but, anyway, good as always.

Rgs, Oscar

Bonjour John
j'aime l'atmosphère que dégage ce cliché de ce canal qui traverse Bruges, ce pont à arches est de toute beauté, très belle réalisation.

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2010-07-13 22:50]

Hello John,

Une image qui manque peut-être un peu de définition.
La compo manque quelque peu de dynamisme. On ne sait pas trop quel est le sujet principal de l'image. Le pont trop centré apporte peu à la scène.
Sinon, les couleurs ont éclatante.
Je pense que tu peux mieux faire. Je ne suis pas convaincu par celle-ci.



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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-07-13 23:58]

Bonjour John,
les vieilles rues de Bruges sont vraiment photogéniques sous tous les angles. Ici, beaucoup de calme, pas de touristes et des lumières parfaites qui donneny aussi des teintes très franches.
My best regards.

Belle photo du vieux Bruges avec la belle participation de ce nuage qui s'est invité à la fête.

Ciao John,
bella vista di Bruges, con il fiume nel mezzo a dividere la scena dando anche profondità.
Ottima gestione della luce e bei colori.

Well done!

Hello John,
I think that the image have a great quality, that's very well composed and that the colors and the light are brilliant and very pleasant. Congratulations.
best regards

splendida inquadratura ottimo il momento di luce scelto e di grande nitidezza complimenti !!!


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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-07-14 11:44]

Bonsoir John,

J'ai vu ce soir sur la route qui me menait de Bretagne à Versailles des ciels aussi magnifiques que celui-ci, mais aussi de bons nuages gorgés de pluie !!! Encore une belle photo sur ces superbes quartiers de Bruges et ces agréables canaux. J'aime bien l'absence de foule sur l'image qui donne au paysage un côté intimiste très agréable. Beau coup d'oeil, merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une excellente soirée,


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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2010-07-14 12:10]

Merhaba John,
Perspective, color, clarity and very impressive, especially with the influence of clouds, a perfect frame. Congratulations, Greetings

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1284 W: 106 N: 2859] (13787)
  • [2010-07-14 12:11]

Very intersting place. I like the quitude here. Nice architecture and the bridge is realy old. Good note.

Ciao dear John,
the lines of the walls create a pleasant perspective, while the great cloud creates a fantastic sky. Pleasant image of Bruges, with its bridges and channels and its beautiful houses. Compliments, for this excellent work!
Ciao, have a nice day!

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2010-07-14 17:32]

Hello John,
Another beautiful picture of Bruges.As I see in your note,that bridge is very very old but still very nice.Beautiful houses all along the river.The colors are very nice and I like that big cloud on that superb blue sky.Very well done!

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-07-14 17:37]

Hello John,
Another beautiful corner of the city with a very good view.
I also like that big white cloud on the deep blue sky
Excellent colors and very good light.
Best regards,

Hello John,

This is a fine spring atmosphere by the canal!
The naked trees tell the story of the season, otherwise one might think this is a sunny summer day...
Good colours and fine details, a well balanced composition with good depth!

Pablo -

Maestro John,
Gökyüzünde bir beyaz bulut kümesi olmadan fotoğraf çekmiyorsun.
Tabii beyaz bulutuda sanki elinle öyle bir yere yerleştiriyorsunki sonuçta eserde mıhteşem oluyor.
Fotoğrafta yukardaki beyaz ve mavilerden sonra ortalardaki kırmızı lekeler 'USTA'nın nekadar usta olduğunu gösteriyor.Çünkü o kırmızı lekeler seyrede fırçayla bırakılmış hissini veriyor.
Sağ tarafın gölgesi ve taş rengi binaların karşısındaki dış cephe renkleri 'ısmarlanmış' havasında.
Sudaki körünün yansıması 'MAESTRO JOHN'un imzası ile güzelliğe doyamadan fotoğrafın her yerini tetkik ederek ayrılıyorsunuz.Ama aklınızdaki paylaşılan güzellikle.
John sizi tebrik ediyorum,sağlıklı günler.

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-07-15 2:12]

Olá John, where are the people? I can tell this wasn't a sunday for the absence of visitors...Beautiful perpective of the river and bridge, wonderful cloud formation under the blue sky.
best regards,

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2010-07-15 3:35]

Hi John. you definitely put a lot of thought into your compositions. There is a harmony of curves and shapes here on the left and right of the canal.The exposure is exceptional and details are crisp. Wonderful light coming from the blue above. I can see this fine image in a giant jigsaw puzzle.It would provide hours of challenging endeavour. Regard. Klaudio.

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  • silah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • [2010-07-15 4:32]

This is really perfectly faramed and composeds hot with an impressive clouds and reflections on the water. Well captured shot. Thanks for sharing.


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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2010-07-15 4:58]

Hello John, from my part Brugges is the symbol of calmness, tranquility and romantism. In this shot, all these features exist. However, I see an autumn mode in the photo despite it was taken in spring. Best refards from Ankara, Tolga

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2010-07-15 7:11]

Hi John,
beautiful shot from Bruges with the bridge to and the side houses to create a sense of depth.I like the clear and brilliant light of the scene as the white clouds that cover one part of the horizon.

Have a nice afternoon,Danos

Hello, John!

It's a nice bridge, and the architecture around is great! The picture has a very good perspective and beautiful colors with this open sky! Wonderful composition!

Hello John,
Very beautiful caprure of a beautiful bridge.
A lot of fine details of architecture.
Excellent sharpness and contrast.

Hello John,
Another fine corner in beautiful Bruges, nicely presented and well taken (as always).

Thanks for reviewing my staff.

Hello John,

A beautifull picture of the wonderfull city of Brugge. The pov is excellent and as well as the colours.

Havea great evening,


fantastic postcard wih many architectural details
very well composed,fantastic capture of thisold
have a nice night

Dobro vece gospodine.
Kod nas su pocele vrucine, krijemo se u stanu dok klima uredjaj radi.
Odlican motiv ...
Gledam i citak tekst o dugoj istoriji mosta i njegovom graditelju, uradio je remek delo.
Lep pogled na kanal, most, arhitekturu i oblake koji donose kisu, odlican rad, lepe boje i fotografija, moje cestitke.
Prijatno vece, pozdrav Paja.


Goedenavond, meneer.
Toen we begonnen met de hitte, te verbergen in het appartement terwijl de airconditioner werkt.
Uitstekende thema ...
Ik keek en goed leesbare tekst op de lange geschiedenis van de brug en de bouwer, deed hij een meesterwerk.
Mooi uitzicht op het kanaal, brug, architectuur en de wolken die regen, uitstekend werk, mooie kleuren en foto's te brengen, mijn complimenten.
Heb een fijne avond, groeten Paja.

Good evening, sir.
When we started the heat, hide in the apartment while the air conditioner works.
Excellent theme ...
I looked and readable text on the long history of the bridge and its builder, he did a masterpiece.
Nice view of the canal, bridge, architecture and the clouds that bring rain, excellent work, beautiful colors and photos, my congratulations.
Have a nice evening, greetings Paja.

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  • Fante Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 615 W: 62 N: 1030] (5429)
  • [2010-07-15 12:22]

Hi John,

beatiful panoramic photo. Extraordinary composition. Well balanced with city, river and bridge. Perfect sharpness with strong DOF. Great POV. Bravo
Regards, Sasko

Hello John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors, excellent light management, interesting architecture, very nice POV.
Best regards, Vasilis.

Bonjour John,
La photo est une réussite grâce à la belle lumière qui met en valeur les façades et ce pont très ancien. Bruges est une ville qui a su retrouver sa splendeur d'antan.

Ciao John, great composition with beautiful reflections and fantastic sky, splendid colors, excellent clarity, wonderful perspective, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

A lovely light brightens this attractive canal and street of Bruges. A masterful composition which exploits well the perspective, the bridge and enriched by a fine cloud.
Very pleasant.
Warm regards,

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-07-16 9:00]

Hi John,
The scene fits perfectly in this square format... Light and colors are intense and well managed.
Good POV on an interesting view.

Bonsoir John
Beaucoup de clarté pour cette image dans laquelle les couleurs se marient bien avec le bleu intense de ce ciel.

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-07-16 12:38]

Very good view of the city bridge. I like it in the middle, surrounded by beautiful buildings, under a nice sky.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2010-07-16 13:05]

Witaj John!
Curious place.
Interesting bridge.
Good frame and colors.
I like the light.
Have a nice evening.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-07-16 22:39]

Fine POV and format. I like it little bridge John. Excellent picture. The atmosphere and colours is amazing. And contrast specially in the buildings and sky makes this image wonderful Good depth sharpness.Your picture is wonderful with perspective picture.
Composition and presentation are very well. TFS.

Have a nice day.

Hi John
Fine perspective of this old bridge !
Excellent vivid colors and brightness
Well framed and done
Have a great weekend

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2010-07-17 1:34]

This is magnificent one...Very fine pperspectivee and management.Succesful framing,indeed...All the best


Hello John
Beautiful composition with fine architecture of the building lining both sides of the canal of Bruges. Love the old stone bridge and most of all the magnificent blue sky with those threatening clouds on the horizon.
TFS photo and informative note. Well done
Cheers Peter

Hello John
What a beautiful and good capture view! I like the POV, colours and nice light. Interesting note.
Have a nice weekend.

Namaste John,
very pleasant place. Nicely captured with vibrant colours and very good depth. Great composition with the buildings at both sides and the bridge in middle. Light is managed superbly that the sky also has all of its details. Very well done.
Best wishes.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2010-07-17 10:44]

Bonjour John
Intéressante vue de cette partie de la ville.
Le calme règne malgré l'heure avancée de la journée.
Bonne luminosité ambiante.
Bon weekend

Hi John,
Beautiful and picturesque scenery :] Nice composition, colours and lighting.Beautiful clouds and sky.

Hi John,
beatiful shot of Bruges, very nice the houses, the bend of the river and the cloud. Colors perfect.


Hi John,
Very beautiful postcard with superb lighting, POV and perspective.TFS.


fraai neergezet john,
prachtige kleuren, goed perspectief, erg goede foto.
Ja wat moet ik er nog meer van zeggen, prettige avond John.
groet jaap

Hi John
I hear that traveling to Bruges is actually more scenic and beautiful than brussels? is that your opinion too?
very charming waterways, lots of cobblestone, and enchanting homes.
well seen and taken

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2010-07-19 15:30]

Een minder gekend, maar daarom niet minder mooi stukje van Brugge. Weer heel mooi gebracht; uitstekend van van kleur. De helderheid valt me wel op.

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  • jimkil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 1 N: 181] (1706)
  • [2010-07-19 15:57]

Hello John
Strong saturated colours to my taste, a well chosen POV to lead us into the scene, that massive cloud in the BG is magnificent.

Hi John,
A shot well balanced with bridge, water and house, nice reflection on water with this light, impressive white cloud in this sky, tfs.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-07-20 23:08]

Hi John,
Always such a pleasure to see such beautiful landscape in such light, the blue sky and thick puffy clouds make a great background and adds to the drama of the charming little city. Technicaly all is fine and a lovely composition.

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-07-21 11:30]

Sorprendente luz, color y composición muy bonita...saludos John

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  • xramm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 66 N: 125] (1831)
  • [2010-07-22 6:53]

Hello John,
Excellent beauty point of street, good colors and perfect details.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-07-22 12:51]

dear John
simple design, but fantastic photo. characterized by excellent sharpness and great DOF.
it seems as HDR Engineering.
outstanding work by the deep respect!

Hi John,

Very good POV, superb sky (polar filter?). I like natural colors of that photo.



hi dear............
nice pov and nice sharpness............
clouds are looking good.....

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2010-07-26 7:37]

Good morning John!
Nicely composed and taken scenery from Bruges.Beautiful view at the ancient stone bridge, canal and the buildings. Superb quality of the photo with great natural colours. Thanks for very interesting and informative note
best regards

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-07-26 9:20]

Dag Jaap
Good perspective of the canal & the houses on either side. The deep blue sky creates an excellent contrast. Wondering why you did not use a faster shutter speed! The old bridge creates a good focal point. Well done!
Best Regards

Hi John!

A very special light bathing the scene, for sure a lovely place...Great deinition not only in textures...colours are really great, and its contrast against ky blue tones, deserving a very beautiful image...



Hello John
One wonderful old old bridge in city of Brugge and nice clear shot almoust without people

Hello John, every time I try to say a few words about one of your pictures I feel like I am repeating myself!
You are a unique photographer and artist with great talent, very experienced eye, very creative point of view and you execute every picture with great style, elegance and amazing presentation!
Your notes are completing your excellent work and they are always informative with great importance.
It is a joy for me to visit your gallery every day and to enjoy pictures like this one!
Wishing you a sunny day!

Hello John,
this is a superb way to photograph and present the architecture and the character of this place. Your composition displays great dynamism and elegance and entices us to follow the perspectives and explore the details pleasantly. I love how the two opposite rows of buildings meet at some point in the distance and off the centre of the frame. The cloud emerging from behind the cityscape fills in the space effectively. The warm colours of the city make a striking contrast with the blue sky. Depth is captivating and there's amazing clarity under difficult lighting conditions, even in the shade. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

Hello John,
This is pretty urban scenery, made even prettier by the presence of water. The cloud in the background covers the buildings like a crown.

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