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Railway Station Antwerp

Railway Station Antwerp
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24621 W: 523 N: 41328] (177596)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Images that i can't resist looking @, My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-19 23:13
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New Flemish pictures

I wish every visitor a nice day, I hope you like it.

These picture has been taken during a visit to Antwerp a Flemish city in Belgium
I looked in my archives and found this picture of the Antwerp Central Station, but with a interior image.
Indeed, a recently renovated hall.
I stood on the stairs to the platform to take the picture.

The Central Station was opened in 1905, designed by L. Delacenserie, replacing a wooden station building. The station belongs according to Newsweek as one of the five most beautiful drives in the world. The ticket hall, platforms, waiting room and cafeteria are still accessible
The Central Station belongs according to Newsweek, a renowned American weekly, the top 5 most beautiful drives in the world. The Antwerp railway cathedral here only to St. Pancras (London), Grand Central (New York) and Chhatrapati Shivaji (Mumbai) .
The renovation of the eclectic Central Station has lasted almost 9 years and was fully completed in 2009. Not only was the station is fully modernized and extended to the high speed line, and the historic main building, both inside and outside fully addressed.

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Very beautiful image and lovely. Very, very good quality and composition

Une excellente photo de la belle architecture intérieure de cette gare d'Antwerp. Du beau travail!

Hi John
Unmatched image resolution. Excellent composition with beautiful colors and good depth of field.
With respect

Merhaba dear John,
I didn't know that Antwerp had such a beautiful railway station. Besides the red and blue banners it rather looks like a parliament building.
As allways you've mastered again a perfect pov and perfect light management.
Many interesting notes again enriches your entry.
TFS and best regards

Good Morning John -You are right, this is a beautiful station and harks back to a time when rail travel was a special event. Your composition gives a good broad overview of the stately interior, detail and light management are very nicely controlled. Warm regards Rosemary

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2012-02-19 23:47]

Hi John,

Fantastic view of the station in Antwerp. I was there and do not remember it, nhow it is possible? Stunning sharpness and perfect symmetry. So many details to admire. Gorgeous view.

Warm regrads


Hi John,
a perfect capture inside the railway station, with an absolute domain of the exposure, by means of which you have caught a nice game of light and shades on the architectural and ornamental elements of this beautiful building.
The image has a great sharpness, and a great chromatic quality. A beautiful composition, very harmonic and well-balanced graphically.
Friendly regards,

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  • king Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 407 W: 61 N: 510] (4242)
  • [2012-02-20 0:09]

Hello John
Thank you for sharing this beautiful symmetry.
I love the colours.
Have a nice day,

Ciao John
bellissima questa stazione e ben fotografata, belle le luci ed i dettagli nonostante l'ambiente molto grande.

Bonjour John
Elle est superbe cette architecture de la gare. Un travail soigné comme à ton habitued.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o stanici sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na deo stanice.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz, lepa fotografija.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lep enterijer stanice.
Prijatan dan sa lepim secanjem na posetu stanici i 2009. godinu.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.


Goedendag, meneer.
Goed artikel over het station met de gegeven informatie ...
Mooi uitzicht op het station.
Goede scherpte, contrast en uitzicht, mooie beelden.
Goed werk en compositie, mooie kleuren.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Mooi interieur cellen.
Een mooie dag verder met mooie herinneringen aan een bezoek aan het station en 2009. jaar.
Al het beste in de nieuwe week begonnen.
Veel succes.

Good day, sir.
Good article on the station with the given data ...
Nice view of the station.
Good image sharpness, contrast and view, beautiful images.
Good work and composition, beautiful colors.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Nice interior cells.
Have a nice day with beautiful memories of a visit to the station and 2009. year.
All the best in the new week began.
Good luck.

Irgendwie fühle ich mich in das Innere einer Kirche versetzt. Die Kathedrale der Reisenden!
Eine schöne Woche wünscht

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 888 W: 76 N: 2602] (12147)
  • [2012-02-20 0:49]

A good photo John of a magnifcent old railway station - sharp and good colour.

Hell, John,
What can I sayOutstanding interior! Just a palace. There is very pompous arrogant style of the station, but I like this masterpiece of architecture. Excellent presentation!

Bonjour, mon cher ami John,
Quelle prise de vue ! quelle réussite !
Les détails de la gare sont étonnants de vérité.
Un grand bravo pour cette réussite.
Une grande image.

Hello John,
This is a masterpiece. The station interiors look more like an elegant palace.Excellent view captured here and really worth a visit. I only passed by Antwerp in last June taking the Thalys from Amsterdam.
Thanks for sharing

ciao John,
direi quasi monumentale l'interno di questa stazione con gli altissimi soffitti.
Ottima ripresa frontale con una eccellente definizione,
buona giornata

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14483 W: 1045 N: 29269] (138386)
  • [2012-02-20 2:47]

Hi John

I like the warm cold color contrast betweent he red & blue flag banners and the bg yellow illumination from the artificial lighting. Good sharpness & excellent backlighting. The people add scale & context. Tfs!

Hi John,
Very interesting architecture. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done

Hi John,
c'est je pense une de tes plus belles photos, j'ai rarement vu des lumières aussi bien distribuées dans une prise de vue intérieure. Un niveau incroyable de détails dans les textures.
Ce qui me frappe le plus, c'est cette absence totale de distorsion, les verticales parfaites.
Du tout bon boulot.
Kind regards.

Hi John,
Like a palace, great symetrical result with this pov and perfect light management, nice sharpness too, tfs.

Hello Fohn,

An outstanding image of the station with good symetry and deepness. The colors are very sharp and the details of the architecture stand very well.

Best regards


Beautiful site John, presented with so much clarity & detail, incredible capture in difficult lightning.

Jugnu Toor

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-02-20 4:51]

Hi John,
a technique always exceptional, excellent symmetry and the interesting architecture of this railway station, very nice tones, super sharp,
best regards,

Ola John ,
Lindo o interior desta estação , os detalhes de arquitetura e decoração são magnificos , gostei da sua iluminação interiro , boa sensação de espaço ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hello John!
Wow!!!! That's gorgeous!
And what a beautiful interior photograph!
Sharpness, dof, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

Hi John,

The distance between the steps and the wall in the background is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the interior of the railway station of Antwerp. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour John

Cette gare est une des plus belles que j'ai vue. Pour une photo d'intérieur les détails sont d'une très grande netteté et la lumière est magnifique sur la verrière au fond.



I admit the station looks as a museum, or a palace, John.
Immaculate details, light management and depth well collected in a most fabulous indoor shot.
Majestic sight, good evening.

Dag John

Altijd plezant om een foto van ons station te zien. Je had bovendien geluk, want al te dikwijls staat het plein beneden vol met tentjes of ander gedoe! Niet het mooiste pov in het station, vind ik, maar wel een leuke foto.

Groet uit 't stad


Hi John,
A splendid view from that impressive structure. A true symbol of the city. Good shot, have a nice afternoon.


Hi John
this is an amazing shot, there is so much to look at and the composition is so enticing it just pulls the viewer in. Love the light and the fg shadows which give atmsophere and depth. Excellent imagery!

Have a good week - Brian.

Hello John,
I've never seen sach a gorgeous railway station. Sooooo beautiful and impresive interior architecture. I could sped hours to look around Stunningly beautiful, fantastic symmetry, colors, sharpness, POV anf DOF also. Awesome work of this excellent photo. Perfectly well done this perfect place. My congratulation. I love it. Soooo beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9860 W: 157 N: 16051] (126453)
  • [2012-02-20 7:28]
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Witaj John!
Beautiful interior.
Excellent frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
Best regards
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Hello John,
I thought for a moment be in a cathedral. The picture is spectacular. The details are numerous and clear. The light, colors, framing are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day

Ciao John,
light fantastic with great clarity, high resolution of details, beautiful view.
congratulations and good week

Hi John,
Superb sharpness and beautiful symmetric composition. Good atmospheric effect with the shadows in the FG.
Best regards,

Bonjour John
elle est superbe cette gare de Anvers, le cliché met bien en valeur l'architecture de la bâtisse

Boa tarde John

Beautiful details inside this station. Very good capture and an excellent point of view.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2012-02-20 12:53]

merhaba John,
Sharpness, colors, light and excellent exposure.
Excellent perspective and view
Congratulations, Greetings


Dag John,
Ik was nu al zo vaak in het station van Antwerpen Centraal en moet op deze foto vaststellen hoe prachtig het interieur wel is.
Het lijkt eerder op een rijkelijk versierde ridderzaal van een kasteel.
Fantastisch goede belichting, scherpte, kleuren en compositie.
Volgende keer in A'pen zal ik beter uitkijken.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645)
  • [2012-02-20 13:15]

hi John,

interesting shot. I didn't know that Antwerp has a such majestic railway station. Nice to know it (since I'm coming there in some weeks)


Hello John,
This indoor capture is magnificent. Love the light and details with the hanging banners provide excellent contrast in the frame. The converging stairs make excellent fg details in this grand view.
Thanks and have a nice day,

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-02-20 20:25]

Hello John,
Perfect shot of this railway station.The point of view is fantastic.Your choice of focal length 16.0mm is very good,it gives a general view of that beautiful place.The lighting,the sharpness and the colors are super.Very well done.

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  • aloyho Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1158 W: 68 N: 1693] (6798)
  • [2012-02-20 22:17]

Hi John,
Shooting inside is definately more comfortable than having to brave the cold November weather outside, yet I can still sense your love for converging lines. However, what I am more impressed is your handling of the lights from those spotlights above and turning it into good use to achieve the lovely starbusts and the exciting shadows on the foreground floor. Frankly speaking I also had a good time looking around at all the interesting and intricate architecture.Great shot!!

Warmest regards,

Hi John
nice one.
always a good idea to take a few photos of train stations, they make for excellent subjects!
this is an architectural gem, has a real classic look and atmosphere.
i like the splash of red and blue in the bg too.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11911 W: 126 N: 21543] (110379)
  • [2012-02-21 3:51]

Salut John,une capture vraiment impressionante,les interieurs sont toujour un gros probleme a cause de la lumiere mais pas pour toi comme je peu voir.Spectaculairs details et couleurs et parfaite choix de la prise de vue aussi.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-02-21 4:25]

Dag John
I do remember this view of this interior of Antwerp station. Very fine exposure with excellent details captured in this symmetric view. Like the long shadows in the FG\Best Regards

Hello HM,
This is one of your rare indoor photos.What a great image quality.Amazing composition with fine POV and DOF.
I'd like to have your opinion about my new photos.
Congratulations,TFS and best regards,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2012-02-21 21:00]

Hi John

Incredible clearness. I like every details and your point of view. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Dear John
Very nice composition with architectural central station building captured wide angle perspective to get sense of depth. Perfect presentation with good light management to get sharpness and clarity.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards
Have a good morning

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2012-02-22 1:06]

Bonjour John!
Quelle magnifique intérieur!
J'aime le point de vue et tout les détails de ce charmant endroit.
Joli shot.!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2012-02-22 2:22]

Hello John,
very successfully the interior shot of the Railway Station in Antwerp,with the details and the clarity to are captured superb.I like the architectural style of the construction as the excellent light and colour management of the image.

Have a good day,danos

Hello John

A great indoor shot from this amazing building. Splendid details. You have selected a POV that give us a good sense of depth and the inclusion of the people give us a good impression of the huge dimensions here. Very well done:) TFS. Have a nice day.

Best regards, Erling

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2012-02-22 6:25]

Of course I lided it. I have been there twice but I was not much interested in photography 10 years ago. Now the Station looks very photogenic to my eyes thanks to your elegant photo. Congratulations.

P.S. I also liked the Antwerp Zoo which was next to the station.

Hello John,

as a railway fan I like this picture very much. Very interesting old architecture for this railway station.Very good and informative note.Very good fotojob.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello John!

Amazing photo, fantastic interior photography, amazing 3-D result and feeling! Perfect composition and framing, perfect light management, wonderful colors, excellent definition!


Hello John,

The central railway station from Antwerp has an impressive architecture! You POV was excellent from such a beautiful architectural picture. Perfect sharpness and light management! Congratulation!

Best regards!


Dear John
Fantastic view indoor Railway Station in Antwerp.
Nice sharp details interesting play of light and shadows.
Perfect quality of the image with excellent composition.
Great job.
Kind regards

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14070 W: 0 N: 16135] (171666)
  • [2012-02-23 0:58]


quelle vue grandisoe quelle architecture, un cadrage au millimètre avec ce pavage, quelle iamge ces deux lumières qui brillent une merveille.

bravo et amitié


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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2012-02-23 1:55]

Hello John,
Wov! amazing! I like the colors lights shadows details everything. very nice indoor capture. very well done.

Hi John,
a splendid interior photo with spectacular composition and beautiful architectural details, excellent lights and POV, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!

Hello John,
finally I found a picture of this beautiful railway station on TE! I´ve seen pictures from this station in internet and I´m raptures over the beauty of the station´s architecture immediately.
The execution of this picture is perfect.Besides the well-chosen POV,it has outstandin DOF and sharpness,which eneble us to admire most of the details.Also colors are delightful.It looks like it would be HDR.Perfect work John!
Have a nice day

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2012-02-23 5:45]


very beautiful and curious rail station. some details looks like the elements used in some façades. nice framing, control of light and sharpness here. TFS.



Hello John,
Good image sharpness,contrast and view,beautiful images.Good work and composition, beautiful colors.

Hello John,

this is a great image of this station, I like the clarity and the details you show here, the composition is well chosen, it's a nice picture,

Best regards,


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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2012-02-23 12:34]

Hi John,
Nice shot with many beautiful interor details, i wish they could build more buildings with this style nowadays. Many things were better in the past, especially architecture, don`t you agree with me? Good handling of the light, very sharp and clear, a little bit noise but that is not disturbing. Overall a nice impression and a good note, Tfs!
Have a nice evening my friend.

Ciao John,
sei un maestro, c'è poco da fare, di qualsiasi argomento si tratti sai proporre sempre immagini spettacolare, oltre che molto interessanti, molto bello il POV, i colori sono spettacolari, trattandosi tra l'altro di una foto scattata in interno.
Un caro saluto

Hi John. Truly a representative train station. Stations were once were, the business card of a city. And the city of Antwerp was rich, and could implement such an elaborate structure. Overall a great photo and an informative text. Well done. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hello John,

Brings back memories of my visit to Belgium.What a majestic railway station and you have done a full justice to this beautiful railway station by capturing the interior with perfection. Excellent details of architecture, colors, light management and sharpness.


سلام دوست من

من نمای عکس شما را خیلی دوست دارم


Hello John..

This is a fantastic composition of light, colors and colorful details..fascinating POV, it gives a great perspective..and most of all superb high quality & clarity! very well done John

best regards..Yiannis

Very nice capture of this nicely designed railway station. It reminds of the Grand Central station in New York City. I like the intricate motif and architecture. Good lighting and good details. Very well done, tfs.

Hi John,
great picture, i like the light management you had, the great details that we can see and p.o.v.

Hi my dear John

Sorry for my late reply, as I get a light pneumonia due to much fatigue, now getting well.

Another great shot as your own originality!
Perfect widefocus framework and so well considered composition! Focusing is outstanding as alaways wonderful.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Best regrads,

Takero from still cold rainy Tokyo

Bonjour John!
Voilà notre magnifique Antwerpen Central Station,qui impressionne tous les touristes qui ne savaient pas que à Anvers la magie commence dès qu'on descend du train!
Je vois que la rampe de l'escalier t'a empêché de centrer un cadrage qui aurait été trop parfait sinon...(à moi aussi en fait la dernière fois que j'y étais ;-)).
Très belle photo,
Salutations Jettoises,

Hi John
Very nice photo
Excellent composition,colors,details and contrast
Best Regar

Hallo John,
U heeft Antwerpen Centraal er fraai opgezet! De keuze voor een bijna symmetrische benadeting doet de gloedvolle architectuur van het gebouw recht, maar houdt het ook grafisch spannend. Mooi ook hoe hier de felgekleurde banners van de Zoo het oog diep het beeld intrekken.
Groeten uit een zonnig Rotterdam, het was 19 graden
op 't terras vanmiddag,

Hello John.
Splendid image on the great hall of the station, I get there by train from Brussels and I was surprised his magnificence, your splendid work shows well this beautiful architecture, with perfect lighting and sharpness. Well done.
Enjoy the weekend.
Best regards.

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2012-02-25 8:29]

Hello John,

At first glance, all seems austere with these gray walls, but the colorful posters on the columns, the interior lights and street lights, which one guesses at the bottom of the image, give a very nice relief to the image.
The great depth of field and image sharpness complete a very successful one.
Good work

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-02-25 8:30]

Hi John,

Impressive interior built with spectacular design and architecture. Very well seen and captured from that point of view that gives an opportunity of wonderful symmetry in your composition. Well done.


Dear John,

What a fantastic interior shot of the train station in Antwerp. Is this where a Youtube episode takes place, the crowd is milling about, and slowly they break into an operatic performance? I love the subdued light in the foreground, the grey and black marble, and in the distance, like a stage, are the lights and colorful banners.

Warm regards, John,


Hi John.

Despite I'm not very fan of the station's pics...the simmetry here makes it a good pic.

Well done!

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2012-02-25 9:58]

Hallo John!
What a magnificent building, what a splendour, considering that this actually is a functional building. Your chosen point of view with this centered view really emphasizes the beauty of this hall. An excellent architectural photo - and a feast for the eyes!
Greetings from rainy and foggy Westphalia! I'm still sitting in the wheel chair.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-02-25 22:06]

Hello John,

You're capturing well the enclosure of the Antwerp raiway station by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant interior and a symmetrical style. It's interesting in floor design, too. It seems to keep Neo-Baroque style as last classical architecture before modern ones.

Kind regards,

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-02-26 1:18]

Hello John, wonderful image for great restructuring job about this beautiful and monumental train station.
This indoor picture is perfect, the light is great and gives depth to the scene, as well as exposure and sharpness, there are not distortions of the vertical lines.
Very interesting your historical notes about the place.

Best regards


Hello John,

I think I do remember this great space though it was a long time ago. The lighting in this photo is so rich in effect. And the amount of details involved in this photo are very beautiful. Train stations used to have a lot more class. The architecture in the photo is like an airport of today. The great expectation made towards the architectural space is simply overwhelming. It is very nice to see the space and the architecture such as this is still well and alive. The symmetry created in the photo reinforces the beauty of the space. A superbly corrected perspective is very effective. I love the special quality of this photograph.

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

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-03-01 21:40]

Hi John
The symmetric framing works well and brings balance to the composition. Difficult light is well managed too.
Sharp and clear picture!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-03-03 2:01]

Bonjour mon cher John
Un intéressant aperçu de cette gare; je note une excellente maîtrise des lumières.
J'apprécie cette architecture traditionnelle.
Bon weekend

Hi John,
It is a magnificient station, and I glad that I've visited it myself. This is a good angle showing the main hall wide open. And you've taken the shot when it is not too crowded.

Imponente stazione ferroviaria , che si apre ai grandi spazi senza perdere l'identità dei luoghi e le seduzioni di un modernismo razionalista .
Colore ed ottima resa nitidezza -contrasto .

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2012-03-07 0:59]

Hi John, You make Belgium come alive with your photos-- a superb image of the interior of the Station.. The two bright posters give that extra colour . well posted Ric

Hi John!
Wonderful view of the railway station in Antwerp.
Superb POV and frame, lovely colours, perfect sharpness.
Gorgeous work.

Hi John,
This is really a great view of the Antwerp Railway Station. I liked how you use the light very well and rendering beautiful colors and excellent contrast.

Ik was daar vorig jaar na 10 jaar niet geweest te zijn, wat is dat een prachtig station geworden ! !
En met deze foto een heel mooi overzicht van de oude hal

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1286 W: 106 N: 2861] (13801)
  • [2012-03-19 8:40]

Hi John,

very beautiful railway station. I like the stairs in forground and pretty architecture in the background.
Great light.


Hello John
I really like this inside image, A lot time I try to make some nice good photo but .... none ever came good. You chose a good POV and you handled in excellent mode the light so well getting a fantastic result. The red and blue flags on the columns highlight and give vitality to the whole 'picture. Razor sharp and detailed. Congratulations.
Greetings and best wishes for good evening ... Marino
P. S. Excuse my long absence due to illness in the family

Hi John
Amazing indoor shot, excellent processing with lovely ornated design and so much to look at in superb detail and colors. Loads of charm in excellent depth and symmetry all really so pleasing. Thumb up for exposure control and clarity so pin sharp, I think you must be over the moon with this composition. The perspective & pov make space looks bigger and the part of the ceiling does give that extra depth to the image. Cool shot! Well done.
Best regards

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1838 W: 416 N: 6646] (26890)
  • [2012-04-02 2:57]

Hello John,

This is a stunning interior picture. Like yourself, I love pictures of the interiors of churches and this one is almost akin to one of those.

Excellent composition but, above all, beautiful subdued lighting throughout. The colours are amazing, the exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.


Kind Regards,


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  • Hunkar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 940 W: 5 N: 36] (7440)
  • [2012-04-07 14:48]

Wonderful archirecture scene with nice details,
Best regards,

Hi John,

Very nice shoot of the railway station on Antwerp.Great colors of this brilliant archtitecture building.Very good POV.TFS

Have a nice evening,

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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2012-04-13 17:33]

Hi John!
Different from ours here! The pov is great to show it! The details of the architecture are fabulous! Surely a very beautiful building!Good colours also!

  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-04-18 12:31]

Wat een prachtige gebouw. Wij zouden afgelopen weekend naar Antwerpen gaan maar door het weer toch maar afgeblazen. Ik wil zeker dit station bezichtigen. Prachtig!
Fijne avond

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3109] (20988)
  • [2012-05-15 6:24]

Hello John
You told me you and your wife are great dancers; so don't you think this "theater decor" could be used for a ballet performance?!!
I envey your ability for taking such spectacular indoor pictures .
Perfect overall depiction and thanks for the corrected verticals.

Hello John,
I remember another picture of yours of this magnificent building. I was fascinated by it but this is so much more spectacular! I remember saying that this station looks more like an opera theatre and this wonderful picture confirms. I love the superb sense of space, depth and perspective and the exquisite capture of architectural details and colours while the picture is delightfully enlivened by the human presence. Lighting is really masterful. Fantastic work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good evening,

Masterful presentation!! The stone work here is superior, and you've captured it with stunning results. Excellent presentation, with outstanding colors, light management and clarity. Loving your POV here, great job John!!

TFS...........Your Friend from California........Buddy

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  • knips Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 33] (172)
  • [2012-11-26 13:26]

HI John
an amazing railway station. But also how you captured it is very impressive. You can see every detail in it.
Thanks a lot for sharing.

Dag John,
Na al die superlatieve commentaren hierboven kan ik alleen in herhaling vallen ! Ik kan me dit station nog wel herinneren, één van de mooiste stationsgebouwen die ik ooit gezien heb, en je hebt het indrukwekkend weten vast te lggen met die oude trappen op de voorgrond. Hier wordt je mooi het beeld in getrokken. Mooi gedaan deze symmetrische bewerking en de fijne dieptewerking door de lijnen van de vloer. De helderheid en de kleuren zijn super, met veel details te zien en prima belichting. Dit station had zeker net een kathedraal kunnen zijn. De centrale hal is echt een bezienswaardigheid die de moeite van een bezoekje aan Antwerpen meer dan waard is. Een klassseplaat van dit fotogeniek gebouw. Die vliegt zo naar mijn favorieten !
Vele groeten,

Hello John,

An old image from your collection, but still looks so nice.Antwerp Central Station looks great with extraordinary designs inside the building.The staircases indicate that the architectural excellence of this railway station.Very well done.TFS.

Best Regards

What a beautiful railway station John, remarkable architecture, no beggars, waste and any disturbance here...
High quality shot you share
Thanks for your critiques
Have a nice evening

Hello John,
Excellent interior photo. Congratulations on your manual exposure settings!
The composition is great, too. Symmetry captured very skillfully.

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2013-08-31 22:10]

Hi John

That is a very beautiful railway station, an architectural master piece of time gone by. Unfortunately many of the old respectively historical railway stations have been demolished to give way to a hyper modern complex. I'm happy to see that Antwerp railway station has kept its historical glory. Well done

Warm regards

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-11-15 16:13]

HI John !!
I have never seen a railway station so ..... magnificent..... it is like a cathedral !!!
Your photo is fantastic ...... I do not need to say anymore.
Have a nice week end.
Greetings from Australia.

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2014-11-22 18:49]

Hi John,

Oh, if only the railway stations looked like this where I live...I might be enticed to take a train ride somewhere! :) My next picture to post has a similar composition and subject, so this one caught my eye this evening...I'll credit you with the influence though, how's that? lol

A stunning and vertically opened interior, there's a great sense of space from this viewpoint and composition. The shadow play in the foreground is an attractive and alluring element, somewhat subtle but very effective. I imagine there have been many passengers that have enjoyed their time passing through this station, it's beautiful! Have a nice day ahead. All the best.

Friendly wishes,


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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2015-01-31 12:00]

Unbeatable image full of details and color ¡ greetings John

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