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Wippelgem J-I
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-22
Categories: Castles
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-26 22:56
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Points: 260
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Thank you to every visitor

These picture has been taken too Wippelgem Evergem, a small village on 8 km of Ghent and 8 km of the Netherlands border.
I received a tip Saturday night at the dance school on this beautiful castle, Sunday morning was I very early active for take a picture of this castle.
I was very happy when I found this castle and the other buildings around it castle, I want later more pictures places.

The oldest found track dating from 1375 when the domain is called "Ten Hulle" wore. It was owned by the Ghent patrician Sander Cante and it was a "country castle" that drew its wealth from the surrounding fields and farms. Around 1400 the property was sold to the Gelloot Amman, a Ghent who had many possessions in North Wales (eg in Sleidinge, Oosteeklo ...) In 1435 the castle was transferred to the Alexandrina Amman who was married to John of Hembyze. Hembyze bore the title of "Lord of Comte" and therefore was entitled 'of Comte' ('of Braeckele') attached to the castle in 1605. To give an idea of the then atmosphere: in 1498 was the bailey leased to Christopher Tar Line for the annual rent of "9 pounds, 10 shillings, 4 brick of butter, 200 eggs, 12 lakeizen, 4 amianthus and 100 bundles of straw" Upon the death of Joos van Braeckele in 1605 the property went to his in-laws, family Triest. Adriaan Triest sold the domain 7 years later to French du Quesnov who in turn sold back in 1625 to Esquire Hubert Francies Pieter Nieuwland for the sum of "£ 1300 size". Nieuwland was a man of respect. His full title was "Esquire Hubert Francies Pieter Nieuwland, Viscount of Nieuwland, Lord of Ruddervoorde and Pottelsberge, councilor in the Council of State, Chamberlain of the Imperial and royal Majesties of Austria, High Bailiff of Ghent and Bailiff of the Oudburg".

I hope you enjoy.

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Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst sa opisom dvorca, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na dvorac sa refleksima na vodi i belim oblacima koji setaju plavim nebom.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa priroda i arhitektura.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo mesto za setnju.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend.

Goedendag, meneer.
Een goede tekst met een beschrijving van het kasteel, en de geschiedenis ...
Mooi uitzicht op het kasteel met de reflexen van het water en de witte wolken in de blauwe lucht lopen.
Goede scherpte en contrast, mooie kleuren.
Goed werk en compositie, prachtige natuur en architectuur.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Mooie plek om te wandelen.
Heb een leuke en geslaagde dag, het allerbeste voor het weekend.
Veel succes.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2012-07-26 23:54]

Hi John, Beautiful castle on the water. I like as the parts of the image radiate from the center. Superb composition, colours and sharpness. marvelous reflections.

WArm regrads


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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-07-26 23:55]

Wow! quelle merveille de photo! Stunning shot John! Good deal of balance, perfect sharpness and a clever composition...the reflection is superb!
Thanks and have a good day!

Good morning, John,
Perfect composition and excellent quality!!! Good exposure, and impressive list of the equipment...
Greetings from Poland!

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2012-07-26 23:58]

very very beautiful image with the very nice castle and small lac but the sky is very impressive
the colors are very beautiful

Good Morning John,

A shot of the highest quality, where the features are strongly positioned in the frame and they are all recorded with amazing sharpness.
I like how the picture curves towards the right, giving a remarkable 3D impression. The reflections could have been produced with glass!

The only thing I would suggest to alter would be to clone out the tiny leaves in the f/g.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hi John,
beautiful photograph.
The house is so pretty and so nicely located. You have chosen a perfect POV to present it across the pond. The water is so smooth that you got a 100% reflection which is enhancing the composition greatly. The sky was spectacular as well, very dynamic with some diagonal lines and fluffy clouds.
Excellent work!!!

Buongiorno John
un castello semplice ed elegante, molto ben fotografato e con un bel riflesso ad aumentarne l'effetto, molto bello anche il cielo.
I colori sono molto belli sotto una luce splendida.
Buona giornata

Hello John - Your wide angle lens has added a dynamism to this beautiful view by stretching out the clouds and their reflections most attractively. The house and tree appear to be the centre of the universe from which all else explodes. A top class photograph with wonderful detail. I do agree with Bev, cloning out the leaves (bottom left) would make a significant difference. Warm regards Rosemary

Hello John,
The clear reflections and the streaky clouds in the sky make this a magnificent picture. Lovely touches such as the red brick wall. First class exposure and sharpness.
Kind Regards, Ann

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2012-07-27 2:03]

Salut John.Il y a toute ta classe dans cette photo,c'est un gros plaisir a regarder,quelle perfection,quelle prise de vue,quelles reflections,details et couleurs,simplement magnifique!!! Mes compliments et belle journee',LUCIANO

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2012-07-27 2:38]

Good morning John,
excellent presentation of this wide angle view of the place with the house to be placed parfect in the frame,under this brilliant light of the day.
I like the vivid colours of the image,the created reflections on the surface of the pond as the clarity and the sharpness of the image.

Have a good day,Danos

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2012-07-27 2:43]


quel ciel classe, toujour soignées et parfaite fantastique.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou merveilleux superbe iamge et compo quels reflet et iamge la grande

Hello John,
A nicely lit composition of this delightful waterside castle. The point of view is well chosen to give full justice to the architecture. I like those streaky clouds and the reflections. As always, a fine technical presentation.

Hi John
really like your POV here in this exquisite composition. The angles and lines here work so attractively and the detailing and light are irresistable. An accomplished execution and beautifully presented image.

Have a great weekend - regards Brian.

Hallo John,
Het stille water weerspiegelt het kasteel, de muur tegen het water en de omringende bomen op een
perfecte wijze.
De bocht die de vijver maakt, geeft de foto een goed dieptegevoel.
De wolken lijken vanachter de hoge boom tevoorschijn te komen om zich te verspreiden in de blauwe lucht.
Vele groeten,

Ola John ,
Lindo este castelo , bom ponto de visão com este reflexo magnifico , bons tons de verde , os detalhes estão magníficos , gostei muito do céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hello John,

This is a high quality picture in a very peaceful mood. The perfect sky and the reflections in the water so beautiful. Colors and sharpness are excellent.

Best regards


Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The trees are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the castle. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-07-27 4:41]

Hello John,
la perspective magique du grand angle, des déformations acceptables et une profondeur accrue. La construction symétrique et la beauté intrinsèque de l'endroit sont, avec les couleurs vives, les atouts de cette photo.
Kind regards.

Amazing Composition. Yes, the scenery is undoubtedly beautiful, but the beautiful Sky, the Trees and the contrastingly coloured building,the water body in the foreground - with just the right degree of ripple to make the reflection shimmer makes the photograph excellent. Thanks for sharing the photograph.

Bonjour John,

Voici une image très bien construite. Tous les éléments sont bien à leur place dans l'image et les reflets sont tout simplement magnifiques.



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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2012-07-27 6:11]

Salut John,
Jolie présentation et magnifique petit château dans un beau domaine et bien entouré d'une belle végétation. Beau plan d'eau et superbes reflets. Bonne gestion de l'éclairage et parfait rendu des couleurs.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2012-07-27 6:16]

Hello John,
Very scenic and beautifully taken. I like the marvelous water reflections, excellent clarity and excellent contrast against the blue-white sky. Very scenic and beautifully taken. The great light on the building and the lovely blue-white sky above also lends a lovely contrast to the scene. Very well done.

Hi John. This striking photo has your personal handwriting. Fine composition, great light and natural colors. Masterfully realized. Best regards, Wolfgang.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91054)
  • [2012-07-27 7:50]

Hello john ,
Une très belle image cartéristique à la "jhm" : composition parfaite , superbe château et son reflet sublime , lumière magnifique , et ciel qui donne du dynamisme .

you shot post card .this composition is fascinating.

hello John
Une superbe qualité d'image.
Des couleurs et des contrastes bien réglés, et magnifique cadrage mettant en valeur l'architecture dans un environnement de rêve.
Bon W-E

Hello John,

Bravo cette photo est d'une composition parfaite. Lumière superbe et très beaux reflets dans l'eau calme, La fuite de lignes produite par le grand angle ajoute un dynamisme à cette belle vue en allongeant les nuages ​​et de leurs réflexions les plus attractifs.


Hi John,
great picture, p.o.v., reflections, light and sharpness and perfect.the castle half hitted by the sun is beutiful.

Hello John,
The castle is certainly beautiful, so are its surroundings, but what mainly impresses me with this photo is how the clouds and their reflections make diagonals going from the corners and meeting in the building and the large tree. There is like a discreet but quite visible X stamped across the photo.
Best regards,

Caro amico,
sulla tua abilità fotografica non vi è alcun dubbio ma la domanda che spesso mi pongo è come fai a trovare questi posti meravigliosi. Possibile che nelle tue escursioni e viaggi vai sempre a colpo sicuro?
Probabilmente devi essere uno che legge molto e si documenta prima sui posti da visitare.
Comunque bravo in tutt'e due i campi.
Buona serata e grazie per la superba condivisione.

Hallo John,

De groothoek geeft hier een mooie
charme mee, waardoor de lucht
(lees: wolken) voor een mooie
diepte zorgen. Verdeling, gekozen
standpunt en belichting zien er
verzorgd uit.

Vriendelijke groeten,

p.s. je schreef bij mijn laatste
twee uploads over Lightroom en
sporen van Lightroom??? Beetje
vreemde meningen, want ik heb
geheel geen lightroom. De foto's
zijn puur met filterwerk (dus
op de lens) gemaakt. Bij de eerste
(de wildere) foto had ik meer last
van vochtigheid, daardoor kan de
foto wat softer overkomen (ik bleef
de lens en filter maar poetsen).
Tweede (en laatste upload) wederom
weer op dezelfde manier gefotografeerd
alleen die keer geen last gehad van
vochtigheid, foto komt zogenaamd
helderder over.

Wat wel gedaan aan de foto's:
Stofdeeltjes verwijderd en de horizon
geheel recht geplaatst. 2% helderder
gemaakt en 4% extra de kleuren
opgeschroefd, dat is/was alles.

Uiteraard ben ik niet boos of
iets dergelijks, maar schrij ik
dit op om misverstanden
te verkomen. Veelal gaan anderen
het overschrijven terwijl ik
(nogmaals) puur op een ouderwetse
manier heb gefotografeerd en
zoveel mogelijk de pc alleen wil
gebruiken voor de kleine puntjes
op de "i".

Hi John, great shot of this beautiful castle with the pretty mirror. Lovely image made with good technique and great sharpness and quality. Excellent and beautiful work, my friend, my congratulations. Tfs. Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.

Hi dear John, how are you?

Sorry for my late reaction to your posting.
This is another outstanding image indeed. Perfect shot in all points. I lose any words. Peacful, calm and fantastic atmosphere I can perceive very well. Thanks for your sharing with the finest shot and have a good Saturday! Best regards,

Takero in front of TV, watching Olynpic games in Tokyo

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-07-27 21:15]

Hello John,
Spectacular picture.The reflections on the water are fantastic and very clear.I like the effets created by the wide angle in the sky,the clouds seem to converge on the top center of the picture.Very sharp picture and beautiful greenery.Very well done.

Hi John,
Very fine atmosphere along the canal. Splendid place to live and an old nattractive building. Well composed.


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-07-27 23:06]

Hello John! Excellent shot. Wow, what an impressive place, beautiful town, and fantastic lake with reflections and colours! that looks big as the sea! Excelletn POV, excellent framing and composition, great perspective! Flawlessly light management, wonderful colours, excellent definition ! Congratulations!
best regards

Hi John
A splendid colorful view of the prominent subject and the mirror lake, just love how the light is sparkling brightly on the landscape to make it very cheery and this really gives strong contrast with the backdrop. Beautiful shot, Well done. TFS.
Warm regards


Image with good lighting. Showed beautiful.

Congratulations my friend

Good morning John,
The magnificent sky's from aloft, gave a majestic view on image: the old mansion built along the lake has made a fine reflection upon.
POV chosen show nicely the surrounduing and the edifice.
Enjoy a nice weekend,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2012-07-28 3:10]

Dear John
what a impressive refşections . i like it very much. nice composition with be autiful sky.
have a nice weekend.

Hello John,
this is a magnificent picture. Your composition is exquisite, well planned and executed down to the tiniest detail. You've managed the space and the light superbly arranging all the elements masterfully and leaving nothing to chance. I love the dynamic and elegant curve you created using the reflection, everything that stands in its way is enlivened brilliantly. I also love the excellent clarity and light management as well as the beautiful rich coours and their darker version in the reflection. You made this place look so delightful, interesting and inviting. Congratulationsa and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,

Hi John,

Superb photo. You've got every right: light, colours, sharpness and frame are perfect. The reflection should become a example for photography school. And on top of it the castle is gorgeous.

Very good job


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-07-28 8:04]

Hi John,
very nice place and view. Pleasant reflections. An interesting old castle. Good composition and natural colours. Photo is well done. I like it.
Have a nice WE.

Hello John,
the rural side of Belgium looks so beautiful in your edition.This is perfectly composed picture with interesting architecture,but above all with unique,tranquil atmosphere excellently captured in the frame.What I like more about it,is this beautiful reflection in the water and superb,well-saturated colors contributing to the success of your composition.
Have a nice weekend

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1839 W: 417 N: 6650] (26902)
  • [2012-07-28 9:19]

Hello John,

How wonderful that you were told of this beautiful place! And I am certain that you will want to visit it again for more photographs.

Your early morning journey has definitely been worthwhile as you have captured this manificent building in perfect light. The low angled light casts beautiful shadows on the façade of the building and they show up even better in its reflctions on the smooth "glassy" water. Your use of a very wide lens has given that wonderful "explosive" appearance to the clouds in the sky too.

Gorgeous colours, perfect light and shade, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2012-07-28 9:42]

Excellent image sharpness that we discover this castle in a beautiful light and sky that is equally.
The reflections are just the most beautiful.
Very good work

hi john,
you have composed this picture very nicely with the house placed to the right and the reflections of it looking wonderful in the still water. you have achieved a great depth of field and level of sharpness.

Hi John,
A beautiful composition of this castle and its reflection in the very calm water. Nice to see that the clouds contribute to the composition, like focusing on the building. Sharp and beautiful colours!
Kind regards

Picture is very beautiful. Good lighting and composition. With respect

Hi John,

Extremely beautiful. I do like the reflection. It's perfect, because the water is not waving.
A technically good picture.
Very sharp and colorful.


maestro John,
Uzun zamandır görüşemedik,eskisi kadar bende yazamiyoprum.Yaz tatili, sebebiyle çoçuklarım ve torunlarım geldiği için onlarla ilgileniyorum.
Nefis bir fotoğrafını az önce seyrettim. Muhteşem Yansıma! Sol taraftaki beyaz bulutlar içinde olan çizgi-uzun bulutlar harika. sanki ilave edilmiş,
Yansıma tam bir simetri. ışık ve gölge oyunu neticesinde bir başyapıt!
Tebrikler,sağlıklı günler.

Hello John,
Flawless composition. The setting is perfect to give depth to the image and an elegant perspective to the castle. The reflection on the pond adds beauty to the scene and makes the ivory castle brightly shine. Amazing cloudy sky as background to this romantic scenery. Very well captured with excellent quality throughout.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2012-07-28 14:03]

Witaj John!
Excellent reflection.
Beautiful place.
I like colors and sharpness.
Nice sunday

Hello John!
Wonderful location!
Magnificent picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all outstanding photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,

Salut Jean.
Belle et intéressante avec une bonne profondeur. High Exposure. bien
En ce qui concerne

Incredible reflection. Wonderful crisp colours. Nicely composed.

Ciao John, fascinating sky and fantastic reflections, great POV on beautiful building, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvi

Hi, John!
The magnificent pastoral picture of an old castle and the surrounding area.
It is a harmonious combination of architecture and nature. Reflection is simply stunning.
Good luck.

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-07-29 10:12]

Hi John!
What can I say except perfect!!!!!
Great shot,if it would be mine,I would have cloned out the leaf in the left bottom foreground.

Goedenavond John,
Wat een prachtig licht en reflecties in deze kasteelplaat! Door de hoek en de positie van de wolken en windveren zit er ook een enorme dynamiek in. Heel mooi werk ! Groeten uit een halfbewolkt Rotterdam bij 19 gr en windkracht 3 bft uit het westen.

What a excellent setting and perfect photo well taken and presented with great care to all the elements. Beautiful colors and light management with superb clarity. The sky is so perfectly situated above the castle and joins in the outstanding reflections show off the water. Stunning POV John, great job!!

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

  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-07-29 10:44]

Bonjour mon cher John
La direction de la lumière donne un certain relief à l'image, ce qui me permet de t'encourager de choisir le plus possible ce genre d'éclairage.
Sincères amitiés

Les grandes maisons avec jardins et beaucoup d'eau.
Une vie de la noblesse (comme celui-ci) ou de la classe moyenne supérieure.
Maintenant, le temps a passé.
Les centres de vacances pour grands "VIP" avec une visibilité et des ragots.
De très belles photos, le château dans le «tiers» et amplement d'espace pour le vert et le ciel.
Reflet parfaitement spéculaire un cristal clair.

wonderful picture which has been taken
to Wippelgem Evergem divorsed into
two parties,both parts are so similar
that it is very difficult to understand
which is the original one
beautiful castle with very interesting
architectural details
have a nice new week

Hello John,

Congratulations for this beautiful picture. Your framing is a real success, sharpness and exposure are the best ge(as always). I like the peaceful atmosphere, the reflections and vivid colors.

All the best,


Hello Dear John
Wonderful combination of blue sky with milky white puffy clouds and green trees and garden with milky coeffe color of beautiful architectural building at the side of serene lake. Excellent presentation with succesful light management to get clarity and reflections on the surface of lake like a mirror, good perspective to get strong sense of depth.
Best regards
Have a good week

Hi John,
a picturesque photo with beautiful composition and amazing reflection, the POV is very attractive. Great shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

Hi John,

I can easily understand the great reactions of people when seeing this awesome photo.

The wide angle effect in this context is striking and create a very appealing result. Your quality glass brings an impressive clarity that might be quite impressive when seen at full size.

Good composition, perfect weather conditions and impeccable result.



Door de wolken lijkt het of deze foto eruit springt en natuurlijk doen die dat van U allemaal, prachtig in een compositie gezet, het beste weer met zon/wolken, hele mooie kleuren ook, prachtige foto, John ! !

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2012-07-30 7:10]


the place itself is marvelous but the clouds created diagonals that gave a sense of movement to the compo. nice framing, reflections, light and sharpness. the architecture is very beautiuful and well presented. TFS.



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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3113] (21002)
  • [2012-07-30 7:58]

Hello John
How stunning are the V-shaped exploded clouds, including the streaks at left and the elongated shapes at right, that create a daylight "firework" to celebrate the castle's majesty set on a mirror-bottom green box!

Wow! Beautiful capture and great technical qualities! Good lighting and dof with sharp details even the reflections. Awesome colors with good saturation. Very well done, tfs.

Hellô John,

Very fine picture with a very fine composition and perfect colors. The reflections in the water are amazing. very good contribution to TE.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello John,
What a brillant view. Maybe I would have wiped away the green on the low left side because this reflection looks incredible clear and clean. If you don't mind,I will try a littel WS.

Hi John,
a splendid composition!! As a nice painting, in this framing you offer us the beauty of the castle, of the green vegetation that surrounds it, and of the clouds in the blue sky.
All these fantastic elements are reflected with a great aesthetic power on the water of the pond, creating a wonderful image, with a high chromatic quality and a good luminosity.
It's a beautiful work, my friend.
Best regards,

Bonjour, cher ami John,
La demeure lorgne avec plaisir et délice son reflet dans les eaux calmes.
Un cadrage fort réussi. Une image qui donne envie de visiter les lieux.
Excellent !

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2012-07-31 10:42]

Perfect mirroreffect, fantastic place, excellent light and sharpness

Hi John,
Great water mirror, vwell captured, great light and pleasant colors, tfs.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-08-01 4:07]

Ciao John,
reflections as in a mirror, a beautiful sky, wonderful light and really pleasant colors, excellent framing...top quality work...have a good day...

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-08-01 4:34]

Hello John!
Fine wide view with the wide lens. The light is great & hence the colours are beautiful. Like the radiating streaking clouds on the top right. The colour contrasts create a fine picture. Good work!
Best Regards

Hello John,

What a wonderful photo I love everything about it - the subject - the colours - the lighting - the reflection - the fabulous sky & the POV is just perfect - the only thing I possible would have tried to eliminate is the small branch in the foreground apart from that minor detail it is a great image.

Kind regards,

Hello John.
A wonderful composition with great POV, which highlights the enormous beauty of the place, for the wonderful reflections that play to perfection the original.
The sky is also spectacular, especially on the left side, with those clouds like rays of light diagonally beautiful ...
As usual a masterful job at all .... light, color, sharpness and place a dream ....
Have a great evening.
Best regards.

Hello John,
Splendid composition with this beautiful castle,a fantastic sky and marvelous reflections.Excellent POV ,sharpness and nice light.I love!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2012-08-02 1:23]

Dag John,
wat een mooie foto en prachtige plek.
Goed gezien dat de wolkenstrepen links en hun weerspiegeling voor een perfecte omlijsting zorgen.
groet, Gerrit

Hello John,
Beautiful view of this fine castle! Full of interesting and wonderful details
best wishes,

Hi John!

Your captures are always great inspirations, good lessons to study...because your technical skills and goos taste to find wonderful subjects...one more time an excellent capture fullfilled of every elements greatly done...colours, contrasts, light, reflections...everything talks about your "savoir faire"...

Congratulations...and thanks!! One more time...



Hello John,

this is a good image of this place, I like the composition with the house and its reflection, the light and colors are very nice, well done,

Best regards,


This house is very beautiful. Your picture is very beautiful colors and lighting were good. With respect

چشم نواز و ارائه رنگهای زیبای اسمان و ابر و انعکاس ساختمان در اب
وضوح خوب
مدیریت در نور
روز خوش
And provide eye-catching colors and beautiful sky and clouds reflected in water structure
Good resolution
Management in the light
Good day.

This is a 2dream" photo not just an "exposure2

Hi,this image is so tranquil and at the same time it has energy because of the perspective lines radiating from the center.Superb colors and details.All the best,Wolf.

Hi John
As usual a superb flawless work
great light and perfect compo
Have a nice day, best regards

One of your best posts, John!
Fantastic compo with great reflections and very good handling of light, too!

Have a nice weekend,

Hi John!
Wonderful castle on the water.
Superb composition, colours and sharpness. Excellent POV and marvelous reflections.
Have a nice weekend

Hello John

Excellent shot from this interesting castle. The composition is fantastic. You use the pond and the cloud formation as a kind of a lead towards the main subject, the castle. Very good sharpness and overall quality. Bravo:) TFS. Have a nice WE.

Best regards, Erling

Hello John,
The sky and reflection are spectacular, and frame this wonderfully beautiful architecture. I like this composition very clever. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-08-04 3:06]

Hi John,
Fantastic image based on the wonderful mirror effect. The water reflections created such a unique and beautiful view of this simple place. Well done.

Have a nice Saturday!

Olá John,

Good shot and good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours. I like the reflection in the water.


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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2012-08-05 0:30]

Hallo John!
This one again is a feast for the eyes and the slightly undulated mirror of the water really doubles the beauty of this wonderful place, a little gem indeed. A photo really to be proud of.
Thank you again for the worth reading comment! As one can read dancing even is good for photographers ... ;-)
Have a nice Sunday! Here it is raining again ...

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2012-08-05 14:35]

merhaba John,
Reflections super, excellent sharpness and image.
very successful, excellent exposure.
The nature of the clouds and very beautiful ..
tebrikler, selamlar


Hello John,

This is an exceptionally beautiful image where everything is positioned at the right place and right colors. The reflection is so clear and clean. The blue sky makes it more beautiful.


Ciao caro John,
superba immagine sulla quale è stato scritto tutto, ed alla quale non posso che aggiungere il mio apprezzamento! Complimenti.
Un caro saluto

Dear John,

I am late in visiting this beautiful post, exquisite from conception to execution, and composition to light management. Even the frame is highly complementary. Your note also adds to the package.

Warm regards, John.


Hello John,
A JHM classic with fantastic reflections,light,colours,contrast and sharpness,as well as great framing.Congrats and best regards.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-08-08 3:16]

Hello John,
this impression is incredibly charming! What a lovely castle you have found here – and the reflections are fantastic. Excellent photo work and an outstanding composition, the colors and the light are also superb. Congratulation!
Warm regards

Bonjour John
Un cadrage soigné pour cette image avec ici une bonne place au reflet.Très bon rendu des couleurs et netteté irréprochable.
Bonne soirée

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2012-08-08 9:32]

Bonjour John!
Quelle belle photo!
Le reflet, les couleurs, la luminosité, le point de vue...c'est vraiment excellent!
Bravo, très bon shot!

prachtige john.
erg mooi een klassieker zou ik bijna zeggen.
erg goed en fraai fotowerk. ik kom hier allen voor U, helaas dat trekearth me heeft laten vallen als een baksteen.
groet jaap

ciao John,
il cielo e la luce regalano bellissimi riflessi a questa immagine in cui il soggetto è posto perfettamente all'interno dell'inquadratura.
Bellissima la resa dei colori,

Hello John
Fantastic architecture, 3D like, the colours are strong and bold, love the movement in the cloud.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-08-11 8:45]

This diagonal composition is realy beautiful. The reflection the clouds and the well saturated colors result in a lovely image. Best regards

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2012-08-12 23:43]

Hi John
A stunning castle with reflections picture, perfectly framed and composed under good light.. no wonder why it is so successful!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 0 N: 868] (6619)
  • [2012-08-18 13:25]

Een prachtige zomerfoto John en natturlijk klassiek vlaams met een beetje Hollandse invloeden ;=]],ik denk dat Carper fir op u zou zijn geweest met zulks een schone vertoning1


Hi John
its wonderful to be back on TE after a months holidays :)
And of course you have a few Belgium Beauties to share with us.
Its easy to see why this photo is so well loved and viewed.
the reflections are superb, the subject is elegant and sophisticated, a well chosen and executed scene.
lovely shot

Howdy John,
Like everyone else, an excellent Doppelganger image, classical castle, forest setting, and dramatic radiating clouds; all in fine resolution and natural coloring.


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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2012-09-03 2:10]

Hi John
A splendid house in a beautiful place, everything seems so quiet. I like the sky, the light on the house and the reflects on the water, a perfect miror.

Hello John,

The composition is very good, with the reflection of the castle on the water, and the diagonal made by this castle.


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  • ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 766 W: 0 N: 281] (6861)
  • [2012-09-18 13:43]

Hi John, you've captured the beauty of this building very well. Great reflection. You did well to give the viewer also a glimpse of the peaceful surroundings. The diverging clouds add further appeal to the image. Great work!

Dear John
Here, the words and my bad English spoil everything.
I can only say - fabulous photos.
Your work is to my taste.
Best regards my friend

A very fine capture indeed my friend. The colours are fantastic, the sky is awesome and the reflections in the clear water helps fill the frame. Truly the master at work!

Hi John,

The shape of the clouds is concentrating on the castle. The effect is accentuated by the reflection in still water, focusing on the castle itself. The beautiful light and the deep green trees add to the overall very pleasant composition.

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2012-10-31 2:22]

Hi John. A lovely building which we see in double thanks to the fine reflection. Nice POV where the angle chosen accentuates the elegance of the architecture. I like the natural light and soft colours.Enjoy the rest of the week. Regards. Klaudio.

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2012-11-10 13:30]

Hi John,

Your images with reflections are truly amazing, this one really feels to expand from the middle of the scene in every direction as if it's ready to break out from the frame. The clarity is excellent here and the colors are strong too. Well done!



Hello John, what a hidden treasure this is! You managed to bring out all the beauty of the nature and give glory to the seriousness of a great castle!Beautiful sky, great vibrant colors and an outstanding reflection compose a one of a kind postcard!

Hi John,
Excellent shot.. Like the POV and perspective of this architecture.. Sharpness and clarity is superb very well done..
Have a nice weekend
Regards, Indrasish..

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-10-26 15:37]

HI John !!
yes...... I am also happy that you found this beautiful Castle, and you took the photo on a perfect day with a vibrant sky and no wind.
Great POV with the Castle slightly of centre.
Crispy details and warm colours.
Happy Sunday.

i like very much the set(group) of your photos or we see reflections. I am impressed by the neatness of your photos. I do not know if you summits of alterations(retouch) but I am a little brought(shot) down because I realize works him(it) that I have to travel(browse).

Hello John,
Nice architecture whose beauty is doubled by the lovely reflections on the pond. Impressive sky.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2016-10-19 8:31]

Hello John,
Wonderful view of beautiful castle on the water. Interesting and unique place. Castle is so pretty located. The point of view is showing nice details of this place. Good composition, nice colors.
Nice presentation.

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