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Oostkerke Castle XII

Oostkerke  Castle XII
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24390 W: 523 N: 40796] (175552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-27
Categories: Castles
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2013 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-08-25 22:49
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Points: 197
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New site Aug 2013: all new pictures

These picture is taken 2008 during a open door day of the small castle.
This was a very nice moment for take together with other different picture.
I found these back when I sought to a other picture in my archive

History of this small castle:
Approx. 1300 in Oostkerke erected a fortified brick tower. End of the 14th century there was a "Nederhof 'and a' noble '", both surrounded by small canals. Baron van der Elst late remodeling a dilapidated castle in 1938.
The walls were re-excavated, the stone entrance bridge restored and transformation of the western wing by a graceful Renaissance building. Also, the former foundations of boundary wall and donjons raised and serve as decorations and walking in the garden, built by the Dutch landscape architect Mien Ruys.

I hope you like it


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Dobar dan.
Interesantan tekst o starom zamku, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na mesto i mali zamak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa posetiocima.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.

Good afternoon.
An interesting article about the old castle, with the given data ...
Nice view of the place and the little castle ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time shown to the visitors.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place and architecture.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
Good luck.

Hi John
this is a wow subject for me!
Oh what i'd do to get my hands on this area for an hour or so!!
the composition choice seem endless, especially with that water reflective pond.
love the contrast levels here, and the lighting too.
excellent use of the stone for that lead-in line.
well done

Magnifique composition et belle lumière qui mettent en valeur ce bel endroit. Très beaux tons d'image.

Hi John,
Fantastic capture with wonderful clarity, color and perspective! Very well done John!
Warm regards,

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Difficile d'offrir aussi beau spectacle à travers cette composition.
Tous les éléments sont présents pour donner une envie irrésistible de se rendre sur place et admirer.
Bravo !

Hi John. A beautiful photo with considerable depth of focus and the best technical quality. Excellent composition.

Dear John,
Excellent shot here.. Like the composition and the perspective.. Nice colors and superb image quality too.. And thanks for attaching an interesting note with it.. Great job..
Best wishes from India and have a nice day..
Warm regards,

namaste John,
an excellent one. You used here a long perspective and place the beautiful castle. The lines in FG nicely lead our eyes to the castle. Great architecture. Nice reflection of it. Superb composition with perfect light and beautiful colour tone. Tfs.

Ciao John
una composizione ineccepibile, belle diagonali, bei riflessi e soprattutto un luogo bellissimo.
Ottima qualità e ottima tecnica, una vista molto piacevole di un luogo da visitare.

Hello John,
This is a most attractive well composed scene. The watercourse with its reflections makes an excellent lead-line toward the castle and serves to give the image depth. The soft light and colours are quite delightful and have all the allure of a watercolour painting. I like it very much.

Hello John

Magnificent capture with splendid colors and contrasts.Perfect amount of saturation and very nice details.Splendid lightning usage and POV.Well done.TFS

Have a nice week

Hi John,
What a fantastic shot of this castle, the luminosity is just a pleasure for the eye. The castle itself is splendid and doubly so that reflects on the river so close to its construction. Te greens are so rich and lush and the sky perfect, all combined with perfect depth. Wonderful scene, thanks for sharing.
All the best

Charming garden and beautiful castle & house on the canal-front in view, John.
Reflection on water is fabulous. Good depth and fine view of the meticulousely cared garden.
Best regards,

Hello dear John,
Another topclass capture in your gallery!
Everything regarding photographical qualifications is here at its best.
Wonderfull reflections and as allways in your case, perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards

Hi John
this is wonderful! I love your POV and the DOF here is just amazing. So much clarity, beauty and amazing colours make this captivating and quite special. Quality and awesome imagery, as always. Stunning!

Have a good week - Brian.

HI John,
Very beautiful atmosphere in that wonderful park. A small paradise there, well taken scene.
Enjoy a good day.


Hello John,

This is a very good presentation of this lovely place. The straight line of the canal gives deepness and the people add a sense of perspective. The reflections on the water add to the composition. The mostly overcast sky creates a good light effect.

Best regards


Hi John!

Thank you for your critiques. You written you are interested for history of 2nd War Are you historian?
Your next picturesque shot from Belgium. Belgium has a rich history and many very old monuments. Here we can see one of them - presented in the superb way, surrounded by clean, wonderful garden. I like this perspective, too.

Have a nice day!

Hi John,

The reflections on the water of the canal are assets to the composition. The wideness of the garden is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the castle. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13797 W: 0 N: 16043] (169134)
  • [2013-08-26 5:03]


Une splendeur, le petit pont qui se reflète en ovale sueprbe sur le canal et ces tons vert fantastique ez ce mervielleux château avec le personnages et les grands arbres c'est sueprbe mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié

Hi John, magnificent and charming picture of this beautiful and interesting place, perfectly captured in this excellent and pretty picture. A lovely image with excellent sharpness, depth and quality. An excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.

Bonjour John,

On dirait une photo en 3D tellement la netteté de cette photo est impressionnante. Tous les éléments sont parfaitement découpés les uns des autres. Le plan d'eau apporte de la profondeur et la lumière est magnifique malgré le temps gris.



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  • Raz13 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 20] (137)
  • [2013-08-26 5:18]

Hi John,

Another picturesque shot.
Excellent job with the reflections.
Beautiful vibrant colours. Clarity is superb as usual.

Enjoy your day,


Hello John,
this is a fabulous photo, you've found a lovely and interesting place and gave it an ideal aspect. Again, it's wonderful how you've used all the available elements, perspectives and colours to organize your composition. The little castle is very attractive and everything around it complements its charm. The people vivify this elegant composition in an intriguing way. The play of reflections and perspectives is marvellous, the colour combination is great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2013-08-26 7:36]

dear friend i licke very much this image with the canalò and the house and very beautiful garden
i licke very much thi colors and very super scharpnees
great jhm

Hi John,
Very nice shot, great water mirror, nice castle and reflections, ligth and colors are perfectly managed, tfs.

Hi John,
There are so many details in this picture to enjoy here. A beautifully composed view with excellent sharpness and colours.
Kind regards

Dag John,
Deze foto heeft het allemaal natuurlijk: een historisch gebouw, prachtige architectuur, een mooi aangelegde tuin als een park, een goede inkadering met de bomen langs weerszijden, een verscheiden kleurensamenstelling met heel wat frisgroene tinten, heel veel diepte, een kanaaltje dat bijna perfecte weerspiegelingen op het wateroppervlak toont, een degelijke compositie en een evenwichtig beeld.
Het geheel oogt bijna idyllisch, als een oase of een beeld uit een droomwereld.
Vele groeten,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3963 W: 2 N: 6648] (33048)
  • [2013-08-26 14:30]

Hello John
Nice place and nice view of castle. Colours, sharpness and clarity are fantastic.Composition and presentation is superb

Hello John,
you put here a lot of effort and photo skills to achieve so delightful visual and graphical effect.
I´m really delighted by the outcome of your work!
Beautiful Castle and surrounding garden,but also the way you present it to us appeals to me much.And finally the way you processed the image is a masterpiece for me(really you brought out perfectly all textures,colors and details of any element of the scene!).

Kind regards

John, I tried to put it to my favorites but the message said that the limit is only 100 pictures. Maybe they are right to have this rule when it come to you because if it is up to me I would have all of your pictures as favorites!
I'm amazed by your composition, is stunning and beautiful in a very unreal and magical way!!

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2013-08-26 21:15]

Hello John,
What a beautiful picture.It's a real wow.There are so many beautiful details to observe.The castle has a very nice architecture.I like the reflections in the canal.Splendid colors.Very well done.

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2013-08-26 22:27]

Hello John,

Yet another excellent photo with good depth, I love the line of leading and inviting the viewers in following the walkway. Excellent color with cheerful mood, the reflection adds more depth to the image as well. The few people give a sense of liveliness and activities. Not much to say, just to enjoy the beauty of the place and the quality of the photo.


Hello John,

Perfect shot with excellent sharpness and clarity.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.Executed and presented superbly. TFS.


Hello John
The overcast sky has created a wonderfully sublime light here. The colors are nicely deep saturated. I love the way the waterway moves us towards the little castle in the background and the small wooden arched bridge is very charming.
have a great day

Hi John,
beautiful scene here. I like the channel in the foreground. It also provides a chance for the reflection which enhances the geometry. The building in the centre is vey attractive and so well decorated with the trees and the garden around. Very eye catching and very well presented in a challenging but pleasant light.
Excellent work,

Hello, John!

A very nice place with a lot of green, the trees even look like a painting! Excellent colors and sharpness! And, of course, the castle is also beautiful! Very good job!

Hi John,
What a beautiful tranquil scene with the old castle and the little calm river running along one side and the formal gardens on the other with the manicured box hedges. The colour saturation and tones are splendid and I love the reflection of the little arched bridge on the water. This reminds me very much of looking at a painting. Excellent .

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-08-27 7:04]

Hi John,
An idyllic landscape scene so very well captured in gorgeous colors and beautifully composed. Your POV is simply incredible; I really like this with the fresh looking landscape especially the nice calm water with excellent reflections and green around has brought so much liveliness to this shot, wonderful detail and contrasting so superbly against the blue-grey sky. The house is very well placed in the frame and the people add nice life to the scene. Indeed a peaceful and tranquil place, I think we could live longer here! Superb photo. Greetings, Miro

wonderful photo, john. incredibly crisp details with humble lighting and colors. like rosemary's photos making me want to go to africa, and angshu'S photos to india, your photos make me want to go to flanders, even a fourth time :)

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3339 W: 0 N: 7644] (55825)
  • [2013-08-27 9:15]

Simply great, fabulous view and fantastic castle, great composition with the canal, splendid photo

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-08-27 9:39]

Bonjour mon ami
Magnifique perspective qui met en valeur cette belle vue avec ce ciel légèrement dramatique
Je remarque que tu ne publies pas de photos récente
J'espère que tu es en bonne santé
Sincères amitiés

De meester van het perspectief heeft weer een prachtfoto geplaatst.
De kademuur van de gracht leidt het oog op sublieme wijze naar het kasteeltje, dat slechts een onderdeel is van een boeiende compositie.
De mensen in beeld verlevendigen de atmosfeer en de reflectie in het water is een fraaie aanvulling.

Groet, Jan

Hi John
Lovely compo, orientation and well balanced by the waterway in such a tranquil setting with lots of lush greenry. View of the castle is fascinating, love the detail, contrast, colors and the light filtering through and marvelous the way it's framed by the trees giving the best sense of the solidity of it. The writeup is great and adds so much to appreciating what you are looking at. Well done
Best regards

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2013-08-27 10:37]

Hi John,

Very nice for a change to see a photo where the lighting is not absolutely perfect. This does not mean that the mood is not very attractive. It really is. The composition and perpective are excellent. I love that the edge of the canal starts in the bottom right corner and leads in to the castle and the vistors. TFS and have a nice evening!

Kind regards,


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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2013-08-27 22:43]

Bonjour John,
magnifique composition avec une très belle lumière, un beau reflet et de beaux détails.
Du beau travail !

Ciao John, great perspèective on fantastic castle, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John

What a fantastic scene well composed and great lines. Very good colours and excellent sharpness. Very well done.


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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-08-28 5:20]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautifu/elegant small castle with brick tower and the garden improved well, and the tasteful canal. Here seems to a peaceful place. And, the reflection projected to the canal draws out a good effect in this image.

Kind regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9579 W: 157 N: 15495] (123923)
  • [2013-08-28 5:31]

Witaj John!
Fantastic place.
Wonderful castle, garden and canal.
Excellent composition and frame.
Super colors and reflections.
Strong focus in sharpness ;)
Have a nice afternoon

Hello John,
A very pretty view and a perfectly composed photo with lots of fine details and wonderful light and colours. Somehow everything looks so perfect I almost get an impression of a meticulously drawn super-realistic illustration for a magazine.
Kind regards,

Hi John,
Another canal, another castle and another set of beautiful reflections! The scenerey is really pretty, combined with good technique, it's always a winner!

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2013-08-28 15:54]

Hi John,

In the most complimentary meaning, this is picture postcard perfect! I know there are many who don't like that term, but it is with respect and admiration for this image that I say it. :) Your signature execution of details and eye for composition is evident, but it's the simple, pleasing and welcoming atmosphere that I enjoy the most from this picture. I mean, who wouldn't enjoy a walk along this canal and around these grounds...it really is gorgeous. There's a distinct bright and pleasing tone associated with the visual. Very well done indeed, looks great! Enjoy the day ahead. Take good care.

Friendly wishes,


Ciao John
una splendida foto che merita di essere messa in evidenza per l'eccellente composizione, il fine dettaglio dei particolari e la splendida luce che illumina la scena rendendo brillanti i colori del soggetti.
Particolarmente affascinante anche il riflesso nel canale che costeggia il castello.
Una splendida cattura, realizzata nella migliore delle maniere.
Ciao e buona giornata

Cute little castle and it looks like the moot is bigger than the castle. Great pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Nice to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.

Howdy John,

Like everyone else a very attractive view of the gothic Oostkerke, the brick pathway and adjacent mirror waterway leading the eye to the subject, with surrounding manicured gardens, and everything in saturated colors and fine resolution.

Nicely done,

Hello John,

A splendid presentation of this castle. It seems to be a painting. Beautiful gardens, light and colors! My congratulations!

Best regards,


As usual, sir, this is fabulous work. The composition is brilliant with the levee giving a strong diagonal element that leads the viewer's eye to the subject castle and then allows us to follow it into the perfect reflection in the water. Fabulous!

Austin, Texas

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2013-08-29 16:05]

Hi John

Very picturesque with all the reflection in the canal and the fine colour tones overall. There was some sun but not too much, and you used the soft light to perfection. Well done

Warm regards

Hi John, Bonjour,
Jolie perpective et composition,
Superbe contraste et lumière,
Belle réflection et architecture de ce petit château de Oostkerke,
Magnifique jardin et détails de l'endroit,
As usual a lovely presentation...

Hello John,
Wow! just beautiful. I like it. Perfectly well done like always.
All the best,

Hi John,
a spectacular photo of this place with attractive composition, the colours and lights are beautiful,

Hello John!
Excellent POV and composition showing the beautiful old castle and its wonderful surroundings!
Excellent sharpness and beautiful colors, nicely framed image is an advantage of this photograph.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2013-08-30 6:28]

Dag John
Fine picture of Oostkerke (Eastern Church?) under a cloudy sky. The perspective you created with the canal is beautiful, with the reflections adding to the beauty. The crispness of the shot is delightful...very fine work!
Best Regards

Hi John.
A superb picture, exquisitely made​​, I love the POV with this channel that leads from the foreground to the beautiful view of the castle building, while showing us some wonderful reflections, ideal touch of the trees, which provide the pictorial touch composition.
Fascinating colorful which makes the picture much more delicious.
Very good the management of the brightness and sharpness.
Well done.
Have a good evening.
Best regards.

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2013-08-30 10:42]
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Hi John,

this is a very marvelous place indeed. I think I'll take many photos in Belgium when I visit there. But between a photo and other try one of the many kind of beers you have there. I like belgian beer a lot, today I bought Piraat, Gulden Draak and other 2 belgium beers. Do you like them?

Thanks for this wonderful photo.

Hi dear John

Another stuuning and professional image.
Widefocus makes so fantatsic and sharp / clear image as such. Conratulation on your supper job!

Thanks a lot and have a good weekend! Takero

Ja prachtig John,
en ik zei het U dit is een toppertje, erg mooie foto veel te zien.
groet jaap

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14252 W: 1033 N: 28524] (135700)
  • [2013-08-31 1:13]

Hi John

I went through Belgium at 3 am in the morning en-route from Dover in the UK to Amsterdam. Will have to get back there another time for a proper look around. Good sharpness and superb reflections with excellent colour and saturation. Good symmetry and the diagonal lead in adds superb dynamism. Well composed with good breathing space. The people add scale. Tfs!

Bonjour John
Une bonne perspective avec l'intégration du premier plan.Beau rendu des couleurs sous cette bonne lumière douce.
Bonne journée

Hi John,
The fun thing about photography is digging into your past albums and the thrill of finding a gem. Indeed this shot is a gem and with proper handling the joy that you have entertained and touched the hearts of so many. I love the overall scene and the crowd animate the whole atmosphere. I also like how the tree to the far left and its reflection prevented our eyes from wandering out of the frame. Congratulations!! Brilliant piece of work.
Best Regards.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13685 W: 295 N: 27258] (109453)
  • [2013-08-31 7:42]

Hello John,
nice the panoramic view of the place with the castle to dominating the scene and the reflections on the calmly surface of the canal to complete perfect the whole scene.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.

Have a good afternoon,Danos

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2013-08-31 8:56]

Hello John,
a great impression with a wonderful atmosphere. The moody colors and the beautiful light make the image very attractive. And what a lovely castle, so very well captured. Most of all I like the fantastic perspective. My compliments!
Warm regards

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10114 W: 144 N: 25302] (123269)
  • [2013-08-31 9:38]

hello John

beautiful puicture taken in quiet spring day. The leaves are not quite green yet and there are some flowers near the water. beautiful small castle with very nice facade, in typical Flemish style. The canal is not so long but you created a big depth.
I aim surprised to see such cut willow trees. it seemed to me they are typical for Masovian part of Poland.
Excellent capture, as always. have a nice Sunday


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  • Hunkar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 940 W: 5 N: 36] (7440)
  • [2013-08-31 14:35]

Amazing scene with beautiful details and nice soft colors,
Best regards,

Hello John,

a very nice Castle and a beautiful reflection. You waited and took the Picture exaxtly when a ray of sun light came in, well done.


Hi John,
Beautiful image, the castle is very well placed in your setting surrounded with park.
Excellent control of the lighting, and a great result as image and colors.
Best regards

Hi john
Reflection in water , good camera angles , in a charming landscape , light and color, high quality , sky and cloud background , excellent clarity , very good sharpness ,
all the best

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2013-09-01 7:38]

Beautiful composition and light that highlight this beautiful place. lovely pastel colors. like it my friend.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 700 W: 129 N: 1121] (7483)
  • [2013-09-01 21:09]

Hi John
The castle, being the main subject, do not dominates the scene but is one of the components.
I like the light in the foreground and the sky in the background. The sharpness is great, as usual.

Best regards

HI ;)
All has been said on the image but i would really like to congratulate you for this beautiful realisation ;)

You must have spent quite a huge amount of time post processing it ;)

Maestro John,
Gene ders niteliğinde bir fotoğrafın.
Yansıma,renk ve detay hepsi mükemmel bir arada.
Tebrikler,ellerine sağlık deriz biz. Mükemmel esrini bizle paylaştılığın için teşekkürler.
Bodrum'dan Selamlar.

Hello John

What a fabulous shot of these collection of historical buildings. Excellent framing and fine lighting. Great mirror effect in the canal. Beautiful work:) TFS.

Best regards, Erling

Hello John
This is a delightful scene, and a delightful little building, set off by the quiet canal. Colours are faithful, but the sky has been burnt in rather too obviously: there's a give-away especially around the tree on the right, and you've lost some valuable highlights as a result!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10497 W: 174 N: 17819] (79135)
  • [2013-09-05 18:17]


wow! amazing place. I liked the compo, the texture of the nude trees is fantastic and matched well with the architecture ahead. beautiful use of elements here. TFS.



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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-09-05 22:18]

Hello John,
An absolutely lovely architectural and daily-life scene, which has been captured by you with excellently balanced composition, beautiful colors and a lot of interesting details including such a aesthetic optical reflection. A really artistic job!
Best regards,

Very nice lines John. As you always do ... very well composed - technically perfect.

Belgium has so many sweet ... rich in spirit and craftsmanship places and scenes. What a wonderful land. I love the pride in the setting, the detail in the landscapes. It is a blessed daily life.


Hi,interesting and attractive composition with spectacular DOF.The water with its reflections ads to the calm relaxed atmosphere.Friendly regards Wolf. PS I too had a similar adventure with a crane picking at my lens but this was from a crane in captivity, it picked through the fence.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2013-09-07 11:10]

Dag John! ;-)
This seems to be a place to feel good, to spent a wonderful time and you show it from a very advantageous angle, from an good point of view. The mirroring in the moat is a most attractive detail here.
Tot ziens!

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2687 W: 0 N: 3017] (20590)
  • [2013-09-17 6:34]

Goedemiddag John
There are royal alleys in the world covered of rose petals for dignitaries and here is a royal canal adorned of vivid reflexions, leading attention towards the small castle and surroundings that you captured with superb details!
Splendid scenery indeed!
Tot ziens.

Panning to be tested this week.

amazing shot looking as a perfect picture
the reflections add beauty and depth
excellent use of all those details
creating a first class composition
as always

Bijzonder mooi gebiedje, bijna "sprookjesachtig"

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2013-10-06 2:18]

Hello John,
This is a beautiful composition, I really appreciate the inculsione dellle people, the castle with the sky from a dramatic atmosphere, the light is very special and gardens are gorgeous...
have a good sunday...

Hello John,

old castles and reflections are among my favorite subjects. In this image you have combined both. A very nice little castle and all in all, a very picturesque scenery with great colors.

I like it very much. A really nice picture with many interesting details!

Have a nice Sunday


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  • zanzi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 396 W: 103 N: 737] (13690)
  • [2013-10-20 2:28]

Bonjour John
Very sharp and well composed picture.
The light and colors are perfect.

Good evening John,
This is a very well executed photograph keeping the perspective on both side of the canal in frame. The brightness of the picture is complemented by the dull sky above..a fantastic post processing. Could as well be a picture post card.
with due regards,

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Hi John
A wonderful photo. A small but extreamly charming castle. The colors and clarity are perfect. The chosen POV could not be better. The reflections are always fine. A super detail are the willow trees sticking up theit "heads" from behind the hedge left. Very good depth, too.
Cheers John

Hallo John,
super Farben, sehr gute Bildschärfe und Kommentar, gratuliere!

Viele Grüße und einen schönen Tag

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