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Entrance Castle J-b
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-18
Categories: Castles
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/19, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-07 23:15
Viewed: 4589
Points: 208
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© 2012 - 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

This picture has been taken during a visit to Roeselare on 5 mile of Rumbeke, found I this castle with a lovely entrance building.
I promised that I would places the entrance of the castle.
The gate is closed with a small pole, here are cars forbidden, alone for marriage festivities and photograph reporting's are these welcome.

Although most of the building was built during the Renaissance period, on the site of a far older fortress, it gained some slightly Neoclassical features after its renovation during the 18th century. During those renovations, the adjacent forest, the Sterrebos or the Star Forest, was added to its grounds. The forest was modeled after the Prater park in Vienna.
According to legend, Baldwin Iron Arm, Count of Flanders, kidnapped Judith, the daughter of Charles the Bald in 862 in Senlis and brought her to the fortress that used to be at the very location where the present castle now stands. With the intervention of the Pope, the two lovers married in Auxerre, which then resulted in the creation of the County of Flanders.
For centuries, the castle was owned by the counts of Thiennes and Limburg Stirum. The castle of Rumbeke suffered damage during the invasion of Flanders by French king Louis XIV, as well as during the French Revolution and in both world wars more than a century later. In fact, during World War I, it was taken over by the Germans and became for a short period of time, the home of Baron Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, who was credited with shooting down 80 enemy aircraft in his brightly painted red airplane.
The castle can be seen in the movie That Lucky Touch, a comedy which was partially shot in Rumbeke in 1975, starring Roger Moore and Shelley Winters.

I thank everyone for viewing of these picture.

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Hello John,

Excellent POV. This indeed is an architecture with style, beauty and history. Nice saturated colours. Well Done!

Have a nice day,

Good Morning John - The light is very attractive and has lent very good colour and clarity to the shot. What a pity you could not gain entry to the castle, if the gate house is anything to go by, the castle itself must be gorgeous! I'm not too sure about the square crop, although I don't know the limitations you experienced when shooting and the sky is beautiful the shot seems a little unbalanced to my eye and I would like to see the wider view. Warm regards Rosemary

Un beau château, une belle lumière et su superbe ciel pour couronner le tout.

Dobro jutro, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o dvorcu sa istorijom ...
Dobar snimka i pogled preko zelene trave na stari dvorac i nebo koje osvajaju oblaci i donose kisu, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka, vrlo poucno.
Imajte lep dan i vreme za odmor, kod nas je pao sneg.
Sve najbolje.


Goedemorgen, meneer.
Zeer interessant en goed artikel over de geschiedenis van het kasteel ...
Goed schot en kijken over het groene gras van het oude kasteel en verover de lucht en de wolken brengen regen, mooie beelden.
Goed schot de ernst, contrast en compositie, prachtige kleuren.
Een goede tekst voor de gebruikte techniek en het imago-elementen, heel leerzaam.
Een mooie dag verder en tijd voor de feestdagen, hier is de sneeuw viel.
All the best.

Good morning, sir.
Very interesting and good article on the history of the castle ...
Good shot and look over the green grass of the old castle and conquer the sky and clouds bring rain, beautiful images.
Good shot severity, contrast and composition, beautiful colors.
A good text for the used technique and image elements, very instructive.
Have a nice day and time for the holidays, here is the snow fell.
All the best.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10139 W: 144 N: 25364] (123503)
  • [2012-01-07 23:47]

Hi John,

Interesting looking building, doesn't seem a castle, looks rather like an inn. Nice bricks wall and beautiful this father part covered with ivy. Attractive red window frames. superb, attractive cloud above.

Warm regards


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  • Zolive Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 108 N: 635] (5935)
  • [2012-01-07 23:59]

Hi John
very nice view of this little castle. The little tower is well illuminated by the sun. Great colors and sharpness. Congratulations and happy new year.

Hi Jochn,
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-01-08 0:02]

Bonjour mon ami John,
un endroit qui a un caractère assez 'british', je trouve. Tu as su profiter d'un joli ciel et des excellentes lumières qui te furent offertes à ce moment là.
Un format carré qui colle bien et un encadrement propre.
Mes amitiés.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-01-08 0:16]

Hi John,

Attractive style, A good text and image elements,windows entrance castle and architecture superb, attractive cloud above.Very interesting and good article on the history of the castle,Good POV contrast and composition, beautiful colors. All right as good shot and look over building beautiful images.
Best regards

Good morning John,
A fabulous little castle, more to say a mansion, with lovely verdant yard and unique architecture's.
details are well taken as always.
Enjoy your sunday,

nice shot of beautiful building. like it
sorry, no points cos' moderators block my ability to write critiques because they think that write for good photography something like nice sunsets or beautiful landscape are violation of rules.
Regards Darko

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-01-08 0:32]

A quiet particular castle, I would not care to live in...Nice atmopshere and colors and very interesting history. Thanks John!

Have a good day!

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2012-01-08 0:36]

a paint very beautiful with great colors and impressive sky with clouds

Hi John,
i like this building, very nice and characteristic. perfect light and colors.
have a good sunday

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Encore une photographie de grande qualité à tous points de vue.
L'architecture est bien spécifique à la région. Le rendu général est parfait. Le ciel participe grandement à donner à l'ensemble un aspect de tout premier ordre.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2012-01-08 0:44]

Salut John,magnifique prise de vue et impressionante qualite' des details et coulerus,super aussi la gestione de la lumiere pour ne bruler les nuages si belles,mes compliments et belle Dimanche,Luciano

Hello dear John,
Again a perfect TE entry, almost with the quality of a scientific paper !
Not only the capture (with its pov and light) is top,
but also many interesting notes which enriches this entry.
I knew Roger Moore's famous movie, but didn't knew that it was shot here !
By the way, you say it was been mad in 1975 !!!! Tempus fugit... As if it was only a few years ago !
Do I get old ????
TFS and have a nice Sunday
Best regards

Bonjour John
Une bonne luminosité qui met en valeur cette belle construction. Du travail soigné et bien réalisé.
Je te souhaite un bon dimanche.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2012-01-08 1:13]

Hello John,

A few dust marks in the sky but they are easy to fix in photoshop. Superb warm vs cold color contrasts between the red façade of the imposing old brick building, & the blue sky. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

ciao John,
molto curata l'mbientazione con una buona luce sulla foto.
Grande forza nei colori.
buona domenica

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13818 W: 0 N: 16050] (169358)
  • [2012-01-08 1:44]

Hello l'ami

sueprbe iamge et compo quel beua château dans un grandisoe aprc, sueprbe vue et iamge fnatastique captage avec ce beau parc et ce ciel merveilleux, superbe grandisoe.

bravo et amitié


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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2012-01-08 1:46]

Another classic old building photo John. Well composed and good colour.

hi john,
you have composed this picture very well to show this interesting entrancce to the castle to its best. the clight has helped you produce some lovely bright well saturated colours. the clouds are fantastic and the little piece of blue sky is a nice bonus. excellent sharpness and claity.
have a great sunday,

Pleasant and peaceful place, John. I like these extraordinary roofs, and the old bricks like here. The impressive sky is a beautiful tapestry. Very useful note too. Thanks! Greetings,


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2012-01-08 2:59]

Witaj John!
Beautiful castle!
Excellent frame and colors.Good sharpness.
Very impressive picture.
Nice day

Hello John,
It is very attractive this gatehouse and you have captured it nicely under a good light. The towering cloudy sky makes an excellent backdrop. Pleasing natural tones and very good clarity.

A very interesting and beautiful gate.The ansamble with stone house look nice.
Friendly regards.

Hi John,
Nice Belgian sky with sharp and colorful foreground.
I like it.
Best Regards,

Hi John..

Excellent presentation of the castle..warm colors, great framing & sharpness..i like it

Very well done


Hello John,

This is a evry nice image of this castle with a well chosen POV. I like the color saturation under these white clouds. The image has remarquable sharpness.

Have a great day


Hi John,

The trees and the bushes are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the castle. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-01-08 5:19]

Hello John,
this castle is really a very beautiful one. Excellent capture of the interesting architecture. It is the high and moody sky with the wonderful clouds that makes this impression very attractive. Great photo work acompanied by a nice note!
Warm regards

Bonjour John,

Une très belle image. Le cadrage est parfait et la netteté impeccable. C'est très invitant comme habitation avec tous ces parasols qui veulent s'ouvrir sous le soleil.



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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 910 W: 0 N: 1382] (12709)
  • [2012-01-08 7:59]

john hi.i really like this,very interesting pic,thanks for the great note too!you can look a this all day,super light and sky! have a great day john! dr

Hello John,
Very nice bright and warm colours and great framing. The photograph is made very interesting and the quiet subject more dramatic by the great contrast of the gorgeous light-grey cloud and the vivid brightness of the sun-lit castle and the sky.
Best regards,

Bonsoir John,

Encore une superbe l'architecture et bien spécifique que tu nous proposes ici. Une belle composition, j’aime bien cet enchaînement naturel de différents plans, avec cette pelouse et ce château puis les arbres, et enfin ce ciel magnifique. Les couleurs sont bien restituées avec cette belle luminosité.

Bon dimanche et bien amicalement,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 277 N: 11724] (90429)
  • [2012-01-08 8:53]

Hello John ,
What an excellent capture of this interesting castle ! The sharpness and teh lighting are so great . Like a lot the framing with the gorgeous cloud formation in the high part .

Hello John,
Wonderful composition and framework of entrance castle, excellent POV and DOF too, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice photo work. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hi John,
spectacular shot with nice frame work by the old age castle behind the green field...nice textured roof & decayed wall around the windows...lovely texture deep blue sky...nice place...
good chosen POV...very good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...
Happy Sunday...


Boa tarde John

For me, these castles are some of the most fantastic constructions in the world. They have a special and magic effect for me.TFS

Hi John,
Under a light well controlled, and with natural colors, architecture is cleverly highlighted. I love the picture full of detail. Excellent work as usual. Bravo.
Have a nice evening

Hello John, very nice capture with this nice shot, very good sharpness and lovely color in a good frame with depth, lovely job very well done, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy week. Tfs.

Best regards.


Hi John!
Wonderful architectural details!
Beautiful picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, compositon, colors and management of light!
TFS - congrats,

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2012-01-08 18:11]

Hi John,
Beautiful architecture which stands out beautifully against those giant clouds.
The bright warm light brings out all the intricate details of this charming building.
Regards, Tom

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-01-08 18:51]

Hello John,
Very good framework on that castle.Beautiful architecture.I like the roof on the left part of the castle.Beautiful sky.Very interesting note.TFS

Hi John,
An interesting building with many architectural details. The impressive clouds above add to the beauty of the photo.
Kind regards

Hi my dear John

Great shot again!
What a bright and fresh color presentation like this?!
Perfect framework and splendid composition.
So clear and sharp from the fornt to the rear.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good day!
Best regrads,

Takero from cold Tokyo

Hi John,
Lovely old house. I like the architecture and the colors. Splendid catch, enjoy a good week.


Ola John ,
Sem duvida linda a entrada do castelo com este belo edifício , bonito o jardim bem cuidado ,boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-01-09 7:08]

Hi John, beautiful and well managed light, interesting architecture, amazing quality sharp and vivid natural colors, super depth, best regards, Valter

Hi John. A beautiful castle built with red bricks. The text to the photo is very informative. Very well seen and presented. Truly masterful. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Good evening John,
I adore the vivid colors on this photograph, superb clouds, great shot.
All the best,

Hello John,

Very fine picture showing an interesting architecture. Very good colors and perfect sharpness. Very fine fotojob and interesting note.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-01-09 12:07]

Hello John,
The architecture of this castle is very well elaborated and extremely attractive. The entrance tower at the left and architectural elements covered with green creepers at the right make a compositional framing for the main building. Excellent composition, favorable lighting, beautiful colors, wonderful sky and perfect quality of the image!
Best regards,

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2012-01-09 12:18]

Hi John
What a splendid typical house and an excellent capture. That seems out of time, frozen in the past. I like also your POV with the grass in the foreground and the cloudy sly giving this special and beautilful light.

Hoi John, U heeft de prachtige en zeer goed geconserveerde architectuur van dit historische sterk vastgelegd. Hoek, definitie en kleuren zijn sterk en aande hand van uw interesante note wordt de historie levend en invoelbaar. Fijn werk !
Groeten uit Rotterdam,

Bonsoir John.
What an incredible cloudy sky!!!!
Great colors and magic light.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2012-01-09 14:54]

merhaba John,
Sharpness, colors, light and with a perfect view.
Very successful, very nice presentation.
Clouds super, excellent sharing.
Tebrikler, selamlar

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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2012-01-10 3:40]

Hello john,

very good pov. brillant and sharp picture. well framed. cloudy sky gives a very good atmosphere.

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2012-01-10 4:19]

Hello John, not only this elegant structure but also the cloudy skyscape looks wonderful. Congratulations and best wishes for the new year. Tolga

Hello John,

A very different looking castle with ivy clad roof in the back of the building. Beautiful architecture captured with details. Well maintained lawn. The cloudy sky gives charming effect to the image. As always colors and sharpness are superb.


Hi John,
the square framing is efficient, and works very well, including perfectly the castle, in a magnificent contrast with the sky and the clouds, which provide a high aesthetic level to the composition.
The great sharpness of the image allows us to see all the details of this beautiful architecture, and the splendid light gives a high quality at the colors.
A magnificent work.
Friendly regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2012-01-10 6:30]


curious architecture of this castle. I liked the fat tower with an arch bellow it. excellent light, framing and sharpness to show the place in a marvelous way.



Hello John,

Beautiful place.
Good composition of a historical building - you choose a great point of view.This is a very attractive and spectacular architecture shot.
Best regards

Hello John,

A lovely house! It is like something straight out of a fairy tale. Very rich in colours and texture, the green lawn in the FG and some trees right behind the house make this house even more attractive. I find all the details, which belong to this house, very appealing. It must be very nice to spend some time on the green lawn. Lastly but not least, the incredible cloud as a backdrop for this house is almost too perfect to be together like this. The sunlight, which fills the air, is most welcoming. This photo speaks of the warmth both visual and psychological. It is a perfect companion in the middle of the dark winter season.

With my very best regards,
Have a very pleasant evening, John

Awesome capture of this castle entrance with good lighting and wonderful colors. Sharp details and nice framing. Very well done, tfs.

Hi John,
a beautiful photo of this picturesque place, the composition is very nice, beautiful details and colours, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-01-10 14:22]

Hello John,

This is an attractive architecture of Medieval times, so it's impressive in strong structure and dignified appearance. I'm pleased with the big roof, too. The whole is harmonized and balanced well by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity.

Warm regards,

Hi John
beautiful Belgium!
perfect time of day to produce this photo :)
the lighting is bright, the clouds are large, the building is striking.
love the colors and ambiance.

Hello John.
A wonderful image with the entrance to the castle, with an interesting story we know thanks to your wonderful note.
Ideal building that so clearly visualized, the color is accurate and the superb sky adds charm to this delightful composition.
Have a great evening.
Best regards.

Hello John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful castle with interesting architecture, excellent POV, vivid colors, very good sharpness and clarity, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2012-01-11 16:24]

Hello John,

it is your nostalgic think about summer. I agree, it is nice motif and happy corner for somebody. Also for photographers and visitors.

It is nice occasion to wish you the best creative year 2012, friend.


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  • rmajum Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 22 N: 251] (1207)
  • [2012-01-11 23:23]

Hello John,
Nice snapshot of this historic castle in natural colours. Bright and sharp allowing us to realise the beauty of this place. good choice to keep part of the tree on the right acting as the frame.
Wish you good health and peace throughout 2012.


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-01-11 23:43]

Hi John,
nice summer image and presentation of castle. An interesting note. Superb quality of picture. I like it.
Have a nice day.

A beautiful old house and a great tower with him. In such a house would like to live right away. This incredible swirling cloud. Wonderful colors and perfect image quality.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-01-12 4:30]

Hi John
you have spot on exposure, this can be seen specially on the clouds, and colours look perfectly natural.
The compo is also pleasant with large space given to the sky.
The architecture is looking good and interesting.

Ciao John,
molto ben fotografata questa costruzione tipica del luogo, ottima la luce che esalta ogni particolare, la qualità come sempre eccellente.
complimenti e buona settimana

Ciao John, great POV on lovely castle, fantastic sky, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi John,
A house .. castle, original, nice light and and colors, good angle well managed, tfs.

Hello John,
Beautiful scene with the brick-walled castle. Beautiful place. The composition is very attractive.
best wishes,

Olá John,

Beautiful composition, love this kind of architecture where the roofs are designed for snow.
The colors, sharpness and brightness, along with the POV makes a composition with his signature.


Hello, John,
Excellent frame work! My congratulations! So lovely castle, nice architecture. Impressive colours and perfect sharpness.
Have a good weekend!

Namaskar John Maenhout,
Wow It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture of Castles. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Excellent shot. Nice POV. TFS.
Nilotpal Patra.

Hello John,

this is a good image of this strange castle, I like the building but I'd never say this was the entrance of a castle, I also like the sky, well seen,

Best regards,


Hello Dear John
I had a problem again with the editors of the site, punish me as people I congratulated Catholic Christmas and New Year.
Our Orthodox New Years Eve's was last night.
The right piece of art.
The motive and the light and the colors are beautiful too fantastic.
The perfect job with nice notes in the note.
Best regards my friend

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2012-01-14 2:11]

Hallo John!
Another gem from your collection of old and historic buildings - and again a worth seeing one. You show this building from an advantageous angle which allows to see many architectural details. The sky is an additional plus here!
Sitting there under the sunshades and have a coffee must be a real pleasure ...
Greetings from wert and cold Westphalia!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-01-14 3:59]

Bonjour mon cher John
Une image intéressante avec cette différence d'architecture entre la maison et la porte du château.
Je te souhaite mes meilleurs voeux pour la nouvelle année.

Hi John,

wonderful shot and a great sky. The whole scenery looks so peaceful. TFS and best regards, F.

Merhaba Dear John
This beautiful castle looks like pie house of Hansel and Gretel.
Wonderful puffy clouds in the beautiful sky are seen very nice.
Excellent presentation with good framing ,perfect light managment to get quality of colors,sharpness and clarity.
Best Regards
Have a nice tuesday.

Hello John, Your note reminds me of the 1960's song Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron, they are still not sure who killed the Red Baron, maybe an Australian. Interesting place with an equally interesting history, well captured, colour & details are excellent as always, not sure about the square format, I can see why you wanted the so much of the beautiful white cloud in the frame.

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2012-01-19 6:21]

Salut John,
Très joli ce petit château bien capté dans un bel environnement et bien conservé. La qualité d'image est exceptionnelle et nous laisse bien voir les détails de l'architecture. L'éclairage est au max, le ciel est merveilleux et les couleurs sont superbes.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne journée,

Bonjour John
Un carré bien composé et un contraste de couleurs agréable sous cette bonne lumière latérale.
Bonne soirée

Hello John,
Interesująca architektura, piękne mocno nasycone kolory, dobre światło i ostrość

Good picture, excellent effect of sunlight. Good color saturation of blue and green.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-02-01 4:32]

Dag John
Nice building taken in good light. Like the inclusion of the part of the lawn in the FG with the shadow of the trees. The big cumulous clouds lends character to this image
Best Regards

hi jhm
Home environment is very beautiful old architecture and beautiful colors and beautiful light blue sky background with clouds, and did so expertly recorded Stay healthy and valid com

Hi John
Beautiful warm colors and good composition. Beautiful architecture and lovely
Thanks for sharing.

Hi John!
Fantastic POV of the view of this beautiful small castle. Splendid colours, beautiful sunny light and perfect sharpness underline the charm of this place. Wonderful job and note.
Best regards

Very very beautiful. Well done.
Thank you

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  • [2012-05-14 0:25]

Hi John !!
it is not to late to congratulate you for this photo.Very nice capture.
Interesting architecture with vibrant colours.
I like it a lot

Hello John,

Best presentation of this castle entrance with big clouds on the top. I like the sharpness with many details and the good light. Congratulations!



Un'altra splendida foto della tua galleria.
Soggetti sempre all'altezza dei luoghi.
Ricca Fiandra , ricche costruzioni.
La dizione castello indica una costruzione "iniziale" difensiva, poi protettiva per gli abitanti ed i loro ricchi possedimenti .

What a thrill to just walk and find this Castle in your way!!!Fascinating scenery discover and exciting visual apotheosis! The rest is a magnificent art photography work!
Have a great Sunday!!

Hello John,

Beautiful Castle with some nice natural colors.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors.Wonderful shot with great POV, composition and colors.
Very well done.TFS.


Hello John,
Wow, what a castle it must be! Its entrance building looks like a castle all by itself. Very well rendered, TFS.

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