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Twenty towers Ghent

Twenty towers Ghent
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-17
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Places that i want to visit, My best of 2011 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-12 23:12
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Points: 240
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© 2011 - 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

New own site with Flemish images and close up's

John's Flemish Gallery

This picture has been taken during a visit to Ghent, three weeks ago.
No sun, heavy cloudy, I tried to make a picture from an angle that almost nobody tries.
You can see the handrail of the "Sint Michiels brug in Dutch" in background if panorama view you can see twenty towers, great and small together.
The area called the towers is the historical heart of Ghent. Ghent has a long and rich history that is still in many places in the city has been preserved. Outside the historic center are fun things to do or see. Gent discover not in an afternoon or evening.
Here is where it all began. Wherever you look, you see important and impressive buildings and monuments. The many attractions such as the Belfry, Saint Bavo Cathedral, St. Nicholas Church, Town Hall and Gerard the Devil can all be found around the St. Bavo's Square

I hope you like it.

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Bonjour John
Une bonne prise de cette merveilleuse architecture. Le temps nuageux n'altère pas la beauté de cette image.
Je te souhaite une bonne journée.

hi john
well-preserved historic environment
perfected for clarity and color

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa podacima o znacajnim mestima grada ...
Lep pogled na deo grada sa starom arhitekturom, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast kojim ste istakli lepotu arhitekture.
Dobar ugao snimka, perspektiva i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu i prikazu.
Svidja mi se tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i podacima o snimku.
Imajte lep dan i vreme, kod nas hladna jesen sa kisom.
Sve najbolje.


Goedendag, meneer.
Zeer interessant en goed artikel met informatie over belangrijke punten van ...
Een prachtig uitzicht over een deel van de oude architectuur, mooie beelden.
Goede scherpte en contrast beeld dat u hebt gewezen op de schoonheid van de architectuur.
Een goed schot hoek, perspectief en compositie, mijn felicitaties aan het goede werk en de mooie kleur weer te geven.
Ik hou van de tekst van de gebruikte techniek en gegevensregistratie.
Een mooie dag verder en tijd, in onze koude herfst met regen.
All the best.

Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good article with information about significant areas of ...
A beautiful view of part of the old architecture, beautiful images.
Good Sharpness and contrast image which you have pointed out the beauty of architecture.
A good shot angle, perspective and composition, my congratulations on the good work and nice color display.
I like the text of the used technique and data recording.
Have a nice day and time, in our cold fall with rain.
All the best.

Dear John,

The photograph bears your unique technique, resonating with flawless quality. From the title to the note, everything is perfect. I had the pleasure of browsing through your Flemish Gallery. I remember this is the month of your 50th Anniversary. I hope you and Jenny will see 60th, then 70th, then 80th...

Warm regards, good friend.


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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2011-10-13 0:35]

Hekko John ,
Perspective de toute beauté , et un éclairage subtile qui , conjugué au ciel nuageux , nous montre ces remarquables édifices sous un jour attrayant .

ciao John,
ottima questa inquadratura con la diagonale del ponte che attraversa la scena.
Una serie di splendide architetture con una buona gestione della luce a fare risaltare i particolari costruttivi,

Dag best John,

A superb and very impressive sky well collected and an original and efficience POV well selcetd for the presentation of the rich architectur of this beautiful city. Excellent propsect effect which learn the glance to the differents towers with the details of the architectur very well collected. A superb invitation to discovery this beautiful city.

Hello John

Now, that`s an impressive collection of old towers. I like the POV you have chosen, on the outside of the bridge`s rails. You incorporate the bridge in a clever way and use it as a leading line towards the towers. A great capture, not bad on a cloudy day:) TFS. Have a nice day.

Best regards, Erling

Hello John,
delightful view of Ghent with its beautiful architecture.Even the cloudy sky can not diminish the beauty of this city.Great shot taken with excellent POV.The quality,such as sharpness and DOF are superb and allows us to admire many architectural details.Well done!
Have a nice day

Hello John,
Fabulous many Ghotic towers and archi. details in Ghent.
POV aside off the bridge allow as many turrets to include in this fine picture.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-10-13 2:47]

Hi John, I really like the gray tones of the image including the threatening sky. The cattedeali are fantastic and your POV allows us to appreciate the whole, exceptional sharpness and excellent depth with many details, great job, have a nice day, Valter

Hi John,
For myself, Belgium has the most beautiful old architecture in the cities. Great work, fine textures and details.
Have a splendid day.

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2011-10-13 2:56]

Hallo John, guten Morgen..

really a great view towards these impressive towered buildings.. think you have done absolutely the best with the different light conditions.. a well selected pov and a perfect sharpness too..

thanks for sharing, see you around, cheers Bernd

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 929 W: 0 N: 1511] (13233)
  • [2011-10-13 3:11]

wonderfull photo!hello john!you captured all of this nice,very good feel to it,wonderfull view.ghent looks super! tfs! have a good day! dr

Hello John,
You have captured this beautiful ensemble of architecture very well indeed. The threatening sky makes a great backdrop. The wall of the bridge makes an interesting and complementary lead line. Colours and detail are superb. Very well done.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 1047 N: 29294] (138472)
  • [2011-10-13 4:29]

Bonjour John

Love the graphism & repetition of the dark spires against the lighter sky. Good sharpness & well composed. The diagonal wall adds superb lead in lines & provides depth. Tfs!

Hi John
love this shot! so full of sharp detail and such a beautifully intricate and stylish sky-line. Love your POV and text book composition. A real quality image and magnificent presentation. Superb!

Have a great day - Brian.

Hi Ghent,
bellissima immagine di Ghent, sia per scelta del POV, sia per qualità tecnica.

Compliments and TFS!

Hi John,

This is a souvenir for me, Iwas there on April 28, 2011. You took the photo on the opposite side of the bridge looking toward the church. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings and church. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


Ola John ,
Uma cidade cheia de torres :) , algumas tem uns detalhes magnificos , um lugar a conhecer tem uma bela história , boas cores neste dia nublado , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-10-13 5:51]

Imposing shot of this lovely place, so monumental, so unique! Perfect composition, well done!


Bonjour John

Une tentative des plus réussie. Le point de vue est magnifique ainsi que l'architecture de cette belle ville qui même sous un ciel nuageux nous offre ses beautés et ses tours nombreuses.



Hi John,
Marvelous view! Perfectly captured.
Beginning of October I also had the chance to visit Ghent for a very short time. the city was lovely hoping to re-visit again end of december..

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-10-13 7:04]

Hello John! title and the note perfect!, everything is perfect. Fantastic place, excellent view and choice of frame! enjoyable composition with all famous buildings! Great POV and perspective, great framing and composition! Excellent light management, wonderful colours!Best Regards

Hello John,
indeed, towers all over. This architecture is an amazingly beautiful. Wonderful POV and DOF are fantastic. Marvelous management of light and colors, great sharpness, clarity to let us see so many details. Wonderful composition and framework as well. This photo is awesome !!!! Fantastic work. I like it a lot.
All the best,

Hello John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, interesting architectural details, lovely light management, vivid colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, excellent POV, very nice framework, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

Ciao John,
fantastic light, great clarity of detail, excellent POV on this beautiful spectacle of architecture, a great image.

Hi John!
Magnificent urban environment!
All those towers are gorgeous!
Truly beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

Hi John
very photogenic!
love the architecture, the style, the tops, the dark colors mixed with the grey sky that gives off a feeling of doom.
lovely scene!
i want to visit here!

namaste John,
what a shot. Perfect framing, great depth, nice colours and nicely managed light. Everything is superb to present this beautiful architectures. Excellent work indeed. Tfs.
Best wishes.

Hello John,

TFS such a beautiful picture from Ghent. Impressive city and realization with perfect clarity and WB. My congratulations!

Best regards,


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9869 W: 157 N: 16070] (126527)
  • [2011-10-13 13:22]

Witaj John!
Wonderful architecture.
Excellent frame and composition.
Superb colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Best regards

Dag John,
Ik denk dat dit wel het meest gekende zicht van Gent is met al de torens. Het rijke architectuurpatrimonium wordt hier heel goed gepresenteerd.
De kleuren van de gebouwen zijn prachtig. De scherpte is excellent. De lucht is er niet één waar ik naar uitkijk wanneer ik een uitstap maak maar op deze foto vormt ze een prachtige achtergrond.
Sublieme foto ! Gefeliciteerd !
Vele groeten, Paul

Dag John,
Praag wordt beschouwd als de stad met de honderd torens, maar Gent heeft zeker niets te benijden van de Tsjechische stad. Torens en klokkentorens die het uitzicht domineren getuigen van een groot historisch verleden en een uitzonderlijk goed bewaard erfgoed.
Mooie perspectief lijn met die brugleuning die voor een hele mooie diepte zorgt. De donkere wolken komen hier erg mooi uit en versterken de compositie.
Heel mooi gedaan, John.

Well Joohn... what can I say..
Fantastic .. in all terms..

Merhaba Dear John
An art show with a great architectural value. An impressive mastery of engineering, a great design and exceptional workmanship.
Perspective, depth, clarity, light management, frame, and an ingenious masterpiece.
Selam,saygı ve sevgilerimle

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-10-14 0:05]

Salut mon cher ami John,
ce qui fait la qualité de cette photo avant tout, c'est le choix de l'angle de prise de vue. Un endroit bien choisi, en embuscade.
Une multitude de clochers partent à l'assaut d'un ciel gris finement capturé.
All my best regards.

Really a photo full of towers!
This architecture is so fine and characteristic that it makes a good and interesting photo even with the cloudy sky. Somehow its austere look is enhanced by the dramatic sky. Here again you managed to create a fine perspective with the rail of this bridge and the composition is very harmonious. A good example of how one can take fine photos even with bad weather.


Hello John,
Another fantastic view of beautiful historic sites in Belgium. Sky and details are absolutlly amazing. Great dynamic range in this photograph. Very well done.TFS
HAve a nice WE - and happy shooting - October gets golden!

Hello John,

Indeed, this must be the city of the towers!
Can't remember I have ever seen quite so many in one frame hehehe...
And the scenery is reproduced with the best of details, very well composed and with great lines!

Pablo -

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2011-10-14 3:09]

Hello John, the typical cloudy weather of Belgium works very nice in this composition. The structures dates back to medieval times seem more impressive against those heavy clouds. The use of light is perfect as usual. Congratulations and best regards, Tolga

Hello John!
I was in Belgium near Brussels. As I look at your picture, can not remain in Ghent. This image is a miracle. I really like the medieval buildings, and here is a lot of places. Nagyoj good selection of points of view, I think, from several buildings in the city at once, can not be presented. Technically, of course, the execution is excellent.
Have a nice day.

Hi John,
It is a good POV, with which you have given a great depth to the image by means of the dynamic perspective of the railing of the bridge, which leads our eyes to the magnificent architecture of the buildings and the towers in background.
The heavy cloudy sky adds a great esthetical character to this composition.
A wonderful work.
Best regards.

Hi John,
A beautiful point of view of the old city of Ghent,
Nice perpective and great architecture,
Excellent POV. & DoF. well presented and composed,
beautiful contrast and light on a dramatic sky,
All my compliments

Hi John,
the view of the presented twenty towers of the city of Ghent is superb,with the created beauty to be superb.The different architectural styles of the scene is unique with the clarity of the image to be superb.


illustrated architecture you captured.

Hello John,

A great view dominates the photo. I love all the towers in different styles. And the bridge, which dynamically comes foreword towards us is creating a stunning depth in your photo. Even the clouds formation in the sky is on your side in creating a little mysterious atmosphere, which in my humble opinion go very well with the presence and the styles of the all the towers. There is so much covered in your photo. But the photo holds very well together without giving us any feeling of overcrowded image. I love the view I love the composition.

With my very best regards,
Have very pleasant weekend, John

Hi John,
very nice p.o.v. with the bridge giving a very good d.o.f. the buildings are beautiful.
great sharpness

Cette collection de tours de Gand est vraiment impressionnante et tu en as réalisé une excellente photo.

Good morning John,
Another nice capture with perfect pov and perfect layout.
The cloudy sky and hence the soft light allowes us to see every single detail of this wonderfull architecture.
Very good and usefull notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

Hi John,
Interesting panorama with these monuments, well taken with this fg to give depth at your view, I like the grey sky, well captured, good result.

Hi bonjour my dear John

Sorry for my late reply as so busy at weeday.
This your new posting is another great masterpiece.
I have to do a sigh. Great history, great cluture, great architecture indeed. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.

Takero from rainy and windy Tokyo

Bonjour, cher ami John,
C'est toujours un pur plaisir que de contempler vos réalisations.
Ici, encore, nous avons le droit à un spectacle architectural du plus bel effet.
Un cadrage judicieux pour valoriser l'ensemble.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-10-15 1:37]

Hi John,

This is very beautiful city view with lots of eye-catching details presented very well. The dark cloudy sky made an unique atmosphere here. Well done and tfs!


Hi John.
Beautiful photos.
A good view of perfect sharpness.
Lea perspective and a nice view of the architecture.
Have a nice day.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14077 W: 0 N: 16143] (171732)
  • [2011-10-15 6:31]


fantastique compo et iamge superbe vue avec la barrière du pont qui nous mène vers ce édiffice, quelle graphsime et architecture, fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


Hi John
Interesting place.
I like this wonderful architecture and many, old towers. Very original POV.
All the best,

Hello John
Beautiful point of view with a nice use of the bridge in your composition that gives dynamism and depth to all your photo and very nice architecture in background.
Great work!
Best regards

Prezioso lavoro di mezze tinte filtrate con una grande maestria a formare una tessitura che esalta le forme attenuando i contrasti colore e favorendo quelli naturali di prospettiva

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2011-10-15 20:53]

Hello John,
An excellent point of view to present all thoses numerous magnificent towers.The architecture of those buildings is superb.The lighting and the sharpness are perfect and the colors are very nice.Very well done.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-10-16 5:40]

Hello John,

You're capturing well these many historical architectures by a good angle and excellent clarity/tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see cathedral, church and town hall etc, with style of Middle Ages.


Hello John,
The unfavourable weather report prevents you by no means from making very good photos of architecture. I appreciate the use of this foreground which looks of the depth. The clear photo is pleasantly colored. Bravo.
Have a nice sunday

Hello John,
Good Sharpness and contrast image which you have pointed out the beauty of architecture.A good shot angle, perspective and composition.

Hello, John,
Just a spirit of the past! Outstanding presentation of this historical town, very nice architecture, splendid colours and superb sharpness.
Warm regards,

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  • agjika Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 103 W: 39 N: 516] (3177)
  • [2011-10-16 12:44]

Hi John,
It's like a fairy tale place! Cloudy or not you have as much detail as you'll ever need.

Very nice angle as it has given you a well balanced composition as well as great depth.

Thanks for sharing


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2655 W: 0 N: 3112] (20996)
  • [2011-10-16 15:32]

Hello John
I see those twenty towers all right, but I see more than twenty perfect verticals, given the many of these on the elaborate handrail of footbridge which perspective leads attention to
the magic of backdrop that could be used for the next "Lord of the Ring"

Hi John
Absolutely beautiful shot of this historic sight with great details, texture and sharpness. Very well composed and impressive diagonal great depth, rich colors and well managed exposure. The most impressive element is the delicacy of the stone work, so sharp and rendering a stunning contrast agaisnt the grey sky. A very elegant and pleasing to the eyes. Well done Congrats.
Best regards

Hello John,

I completely missed Ghent when I was in Belgium. This must be a beautiful place for architecture and other things and your picture tells it all.A very nice pov. The bridge is placed well in the frame leading the eyes to the tower. The sharpness and colors are superb as usual.


Bonjour John
Une image bien composée et un contraste très agréable rendu par ce ciel.Les détails sur l'architecture sont de très bonne qualité.
Bonne soirée

Wow! That's a lot of towers! But I'm sure there are more towers in Ghent. Awesome architectures and nicely captured. Well done, tfs.

Hi John,
a fantastic view with amazing architectural details, the composition is very spectacular, I like the mysterious clouds and the atmosphere of the photo, FS! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11919 W: 126 N: 21550] (110407)
  • [2011-10-18 4:14]

Salut John,une richesse extraordinaire cette photo! Quelles merveilleuses architechtures et quelle parfaite choix de la prise de vue,details magnifique et super capture des coulers dans cette jolie atmosphere nuageuse.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Hello dear George
Amazing picture great depht of field marvelous composition. Fantastic mis en scene bravo ihsan

Hello John,
Wow!! great shot.... beautiful ambiance...
perfect clarity and colour.... very impressive sky....
nice POV ...
my congratulations,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2011-10-18 4:48]

Hi John, It is amazing to see so many towers in a single image. Good composition with the strong diagonal of the bridge. The clouds make a fine backdrop to an obviously historically-rich place. TFS.Murray

Hello John.
I agree that, when the sky is cloudy and dark, you must invent something to make a picture interesting.
This POV is excellent, you can concentrate many elements of the place in one shot. Beautiful architectures.
Your note is interesting and comprehensive.
Warm regards

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2011-10-18 8:21]

Hello John,
this is really a very impressive and interesting collection of towers and an excellent composition. I like these fantastic contrasts you are presenting. The mood you have captured is amazing. My compliments!
Warm regards

Dear John,
thanks for letting us amazed with this city that seems to be made ​​only with towers.
The angle of view may not show all twenty towers but is impressive.
Quality of the photo, as always, stunning!
Have a nice day

Hi John!
Excellent POV,wonderful architecture,lovely colours and good sharpness.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-10-18 21:59]

Dag dear John
This POV is indeed unique. I like how the towers are showcased here as are the various heritage & fine buildings of this town. Despote low light you've done a fine job here. I think the dark clouds add to the mood. Good work!
Best Regards

ja ook hele mooie hoek john fraai gemaakt weer.
mooie foto goede verdeling klasse john
gr. jaap

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2011-10-19 22:07]

Hello John,
Despite the gloomy weather at the moment of capturing and obvious lack of lighting, the picture is so distinct and clear. This unusual point of view has given a very interesting foreground and nice compositional contrast between the left and right parts of the scene. Excellent composition, wonderful sky, amazing architectural details and perfect quality!
Best regards,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2011-10-20 2:03]

Hello John,
really the number of towers are the most than ever seen in an image.I like the excellent quality of the image with the cement fence of the road to creates depth and perspective in the image lead-in the eye on the crowd of towers.

Have a good day,Danos

Hi John!
Beautifully done! Your original point of view is wonderful, with the handrail figuring prominently in the frame. The whole canvas is very aesthetically pleasing, and no need for sun here. Stunning architecture so well captured! Fine work, warm regards,

maestro John,
Fotoğraflarındaki netliğe hayranım.
Harika bir fotoğraf olmuş.
Seni tekrar tekrar tebrik ediyorum Usta,

Wonderfu architecture shown in the picture. Great perspective, taking advantage of the available shapes, the bridge forming a good diagonal division for the two parts, the low part and the high part. Very well elaborated. Good work, congratulations!

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-10-21 23:32]

Hi John
The railing give strong depth to the scene, with marvelous architecture in the background. Excellent quality and interesting moody light.

Hello John,

Congratulations on this wonderful picture,Your picture is loaded with impressive architecture. Is perfect in all points of view:composition, light, colors, framing ... etc.

Nice weekend,

Hallo John,

Gent.....ik ben er zelf nooit geweest, maar naar horen
zeggen moet het een van de mooiste steden in Europe zijn.
Deze foto bewijst die stelling, de brug en de oude gebouwen stralen veel culturele schoonheid uit.

De foto is genomen vanuit een goede standpunt, de brug
versterkt de diepte en "loopt mooi over" naar de grote
kerk op de achtergrond (wat de diepte nog eens extra
Alles in de foto is heel goed verdeeld en ook de belichting
ziet er heel verzorgd uit.
Ook niet onbelangrijk: de lucht past geheel bij de
foto en maakt het geheel compleet.

Vriendelijke groeten en een fijn weekend,

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2011-10-22 2:17]

Hallo John!
I'm back from hospital - all went well - and now I can rejoice in this wonderful photo. You couldn't choose a better point of view in order to show us all this architectural splendour. It's another proof that bright sunshine isn't always necessary for an excellent picture. I like this one very much!
Have a nice weekend! We have had the first hoarfrost this morning at -2°C!

Hello John,
This is a great shot using the bridge to create a diagonal lead in. The panoramic view allows us to see many of the city's towers and fine architecture. The muted lighting adds to the old word feel of the shot.

Hi John,
I have seen many pictures from this lovely town ad yet this view surprised me completely. The composition is excellent -so busy so full of amazing architecture. The variety of structures is incredible! I like the bridge in the foreground. In spite of having pretty bad weather you did a fantastic job. It really encourages me to use my camera also at the bad weather, which in Dublin is almost every day :(
Beautiful town, wonderful postcard, truly pleasure to look at,
Have a great Sunday,

Hi John.

I've never been in Ghent but pics like this makes me want more and more to go.

Excellent clouds!!!

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2011-10-24 11:44]

Hi John
A very nice view of different kind of architecture merging into the same composition. I like the mystic atmosphere given by the light and the couldy sky. Really well done

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2011-10-26 12:16]

merhaba John,
Point of view is excellent. With the image of the architectural details and excellent presentation.
tebrikler, selamlar


Hi John
I always arrive very late on your posts !
Another good one of architecture, your main work here on TE
Splendid sky, nice long perspective, perfect exposure
have a nice evening

Hello John, The clarity & contrast in tones is very impressive in this beautiful & interesting image. The grey sky creates the the calm confortable mood. I think it is always good to try a different POV, sometimes it works, others not, here works well.

Hi John
Nice pov with perspective view of the walls. The light is great and the color is nice. You've got it great with cloudy sky. Nice sharpness. great shot.
Have a great time,

hi john,
fantastic point of view in this picture. the colours are well saturated. excellent depth of field and sharpness. very moody sky adding good atmosphere.

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2011-10-29 14:53]

Hi John!
It's really good! - the pov, sharpness and even the cloudy sky that gave it a very special atmosphere. You captured a good set of buildings, with really interesting architecture!

Hello John,

welll thought composition with the way on the right leading the eye directly to the big towers and buidlings. Good management of light with the not so good light conditions. Although the sky is dark, the image still looks warm and pleasing. Well done my friend, take care and best regards, F.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2011-10-30 12:08]

wonderful this crispy look of Genth. i love the colors and the pov.
best regards

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-10-31 5:35]

very beautiful cityscape from ghent
for my this is a very beautiful city because i visit this in 2003
your is the king of the flanders and TE

Hola John,
Very interesting note for an interesting building, quite impressive as you said
Like the clouds, they add more character at the capture
And the perspective is so good, that it deserves the ( till now) 208 points
Greetings and TFS


There are cetainly many towers my friend. You've chosen an unusual angle to take your shot, perhaps too low as it blocks out the lower half of the people on the bridge, but the towers are impressive and I like the sky, a good sky for a B&W shot?

Hello John,

amazing picture from Gent with a perfect composition and excellent colors.I like Gent very much and I was there a few weeks ago for my job and I had no time to shot pictures. But I will come back soon ...Very well done.TFS.

WIth regards from Luxembourg


Hi John!
Wat doe je, hoe gaat de situatie in Noord-Europa?
Blij om te genieten van het uitzicht op uw foto's!
Geweldige sfeer, uitstekend management van licht en frame!

Groeten uit Griekenland!

Dear John
Lovely architecture you captured.
Ghent is very nice town.excellent angle you choice.
Nice postcard.
Great job.
Best regards

Hello John,

this is an impressive place, so many towers, I like the point of view, excellent details, it's a good image, congratulations,

Best regards,


Hello John, fantastic view of Ghent, which unfortunately I never had the 'opportunity to visit. The picture is so detailed that it seems to me to be there to watch. Fantastic POV, and light management,beautiful bridge that leads to the towers.
Congratulations and thanks for the post ... :)))
Greetings and best wishes for a good evening ... Marino

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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2011-12-14 3:48]

Hello John,

A beautiful view of the old architecture, beautiful image. It is clear and sharp. tfs

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-01-15 2:23]

Hello John, seeing some your pictures, I am impressed by this image of Ghent.
I really like it, I think that the cloudy weather has given a most beautiful and evocative atmosphere to the scene. These historic buildings and their architecture are spectacular.
The POV is fantastic, even if nobody uses it!
Finally, as always, exposure, sharpness and colors are excellent.

Best regards


... met een mooi gevulde voorgrond.
Zeer mooie foto van een zeer mooie stad, John !

Hello John,
an excellently planned and realized composition that makes great use of levels, perspectives and the architectural details that characterize this fascinating panorama. From your superb point of view we can see enough to appreciate each of the antique buildings and the intriguing combination they make. Sharpness is marvellous and you've made the most of the moody light and atmosphere enhancing the appeal of the antique colours and adding a dramatic touch to the scenery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great month,

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2012-10-22 17:55]

Bonjour Jean,

I would certainly say that your attempt at creating a different point of view than most has definitely paid off, this is a very well composed image! It's always refreshing to see a different perspective on things and it goes to show how photography can be so subjective. All of the spires are visually appealing and the dark sky actually creates good contrast to the scene. Very impressive!

Best Regards,


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  • knips Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 33] (172)
  • [2012-12-28 16:15]

Hi John
once again you are showing us how good you can capture architecture. That POV from next to the bridge is really very good. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-01-24 19:31]

Hi John !!
This is a magnificent photo from a particularly good POV as I get to see the cobblestone lane going under the overhead bridge.
Colours and sharpness are stupendous.
Very good work and lucky me that found it.
Have a nice week end

Hi John,

I'm always amazed at what a good photographer can do with the right equipment. Despite the poor weather you've done here again a beautiful picture!

What relates to the image construction: Perfect where you placed the red rectangle (do not know what that is). Very well done!

All the best


Hello John,
Beautiful architecture everywhere! I like the sense of depth the wall provides from your POV.

Hello John! Fantastic point of view. Good idea. Very good composition. Perfect worK; cut, exposure and capture are wonderful. Fine frame. Well done!

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