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Stroll time XI

Stroll time XI
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24399 W: 523 N: 40812] (175612)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-26
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2013 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 23:50
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I hope you enjoy of these picture, I try always to do my best for a good picture.

I dedicate this photo special to my wife, for our 52 year wedding Saturday, October 26, the place where we a lot hours have strolled.


For centuries the Drongengoedbos an inhospitable moorland until it was mined. In the 13th century The forest gets its name from the Fathers of Drongen from Ghent, the beautiful Drongengoedhoeve had as a base. Today you will find a visitor center where you will learn everything about the area and how the landscape has changed over the years.

Additional information
Fauna and flora
The Drongengoedbos is located in Meetjesland, in the territory of Drongengoedbos Maldegem. Mixed forest sets the tone, but you see regularly heather plants. They do remember the time that this forest a desolate moorland was: the Maldegemveld. Plants as heather, heath, carnivorous and lousewort are living proof of this rich past heath.
Another remarkable plant for the Drongengoedbos's blade with his beautiful blue-purple colored flowers. The bottom of the Drongengoedbos free acid which is the double green foliage fern thrives here.
Raptors feel for the best in this the Drongengoedbos. When one looks closely, recognizes the buzzard, kestrel, sparrow hawk, tawny owl, long-eared owl.
Other notable breeding birds are the black and green woodpecker, nuthatch and pied flycatcher.
Part of the area is military domain and private forest

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Ta femme va être content de ce beau cadeau; très belle photo automnale bien composée.

Dag John,
Gelukwensen met je 52ste huwelijksverjaardag!
Dit is een prachtige herfstfoto in een goede compositie en met een afwisseling van licht en schaduw, schitterende herfsttinten in het gebladerte en rechts van de wandelaars een mooi tunneleffect met licht aan het einde.
Vele groeten en nog vele huwelijksverjaardagen!

Bonjour John
Une très belle photo automnale, un bel hommage à ta femme pour votre anniversaire de mariage.
Amitiés et bonne journée.

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lepa fotografija, posvecena vasoj supruzi za dan vencanja ...
Srecan jubilej 52. godine braka.
Dobar trenutak snimka, perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepa priroda u jesen i trenutak.
Imajte lep i srecan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.

Good day, sir.
Beautiful photos, dedicated to your wife for the wedding day ...
Happy 52nd anniversary years of marriage.
A good time recording, perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Beautiful nature in autumn and moment.
Have a great and happy day, all the best in the new week that started.
Good luck.

Goedendag, meneer.
Mooie foto's, gewijd aan je vrouw voor de trouwdag ...
Gelukkige 52ste verjaardag jaar huwelijk.
Een goede tijdregistratie, perspectief en contrast, mooie kleuren.
Goed artikel over de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Prachtige natuur in de herfst en de moment.
Hebben een grote en gelukkige dag, al de beste in de nieuwe week die begon.
Good luck.

I enjoy this wonderful picture too
I love the lovely forest atmosphere
I love walking on the fallen leaves
and feel the freshness of the trees
shadows and lights play together
romantic moments for this family
lucky people down there
have a pleasant day

Ciao John
un bel quadretto autunnale con la famiglia a godersi il tiepido sole.
Splendida la profondità della strada che sembra interminabile.
Ottimi colori e bella la luce che fa risplendere le foglie.
Buona giornata

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Très belle mise en image d'un paysage automnal. La présence de personnages dynamise la composition à merveille.
Les couleurs sont superbes et douces à la fois.

Hello John,
This is a beautiful, peaceful photo of a family strolling along the lane at he edge of the forest in its autumn colours.

Hi John,
The strong trunks of the trees, with sun on one side, provide an important part of the capture. The strolling people add both colours and life. A very pleasant parkway in this fine weather!
Kind regards

CIao John
l'autunno è uno dei temi ricorrenti in questi giorni in te ed anche te hai ritenuto cimentarti in esso con questa tua foto recentissima che si fa apprezzare per la bellezza dei colori e della luce che caratterizza la ripresa.
Gradevole anche la presenza umana che rende più caldo e reale il soggetto e ne mostra la sua fruizione da parte di coloro che ne hanno la possibilità.
Ciao e buona settimana

excellent perspective with attractive colors exist dreamily pay sage and you captured amazing frame from them.

Hello John,
Many congratulations on your 52nd wedding anniversary! This is a delightful picture to dedicate to your wife. Very nicely lit and with agreeable natural tones. The people are well included bringing the scene to life and giving it depth.

Hello John,

This is a nice tribute for this anniversary. This trail looks very peaceful and your angle of shot gives a nice tunnel effect. The light coming down the trees allow good autumn colors. The people strolling add life and perspective.

Best regards


Spring and autumn are my favourite times of the year John. It's lovely to see the fading colours coupled with the soft sunlight and good to have a family out for a stroll. Wonderful my friend.

Hi John,

The length of the path is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the family is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the trees. The light going through the branches has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi John
a compelling and beautiful study this. Full of autumn light and colours, but it is your POV and the perspective here that makes it so irresistible. Immaculate execution and presentation as always. Wonderful!

Have a great week - Brian.

Bonjour John,

Tu as bien su saisir la raison des marches en forêts à l'automne, surtout à cause de la diagonale de la lumière qui entre profondément entre les feuilles rougies des arbres. La petite famille est superbe.



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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2013-10-28 5:33]
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Hi John,
congratulations and best wishes for your 52 years anniversery together:)
Nice Picture again. I like the excellent composition and the outstanding colors on the trees of course. Good depth and a pleasant atmosphere, well done!

Have a nice day.

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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2013-10-28 6:18]
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Très beau paysage automnal complété par la présence de cette petite famille. Très belle lumière. Bon 52e anniversaire de mariage. Bonne journée.


Hi John,
I like a lot this image, and the nice scene of this family stroll, in a very beautiful forest.
The autumnal atmosphere, the subtle light crossing the trees, the wonderful seasonal colours, and the beauty of the place, create a splendid composition, perfectly executed.
My congratulations for you and for your wife in your 52 wedding anniversary!
Friendly regards,

Hi John,
Congratulations to you and your wife for 52 years :)

A beautiful pic to celebrate too, such a magical scene, not only of the forest, but of this very special light that filters through the trees and makes the place look enchanted. How apt for this celebration!
all the best

Hello John,
This is a very nice autumn view. The family walking towards us add life and more colours. The light falls very pleasantly between the trees giving the view a fine mix of sunny and shaded area. Your exposure has handled every area very well. The diagonal road also gives the view fine depth.
Kind regards,

Hi John,
Congratulations to you both, what a superb autumnal shot with the young family out enjoying the scenery beautiful lighting in this shot and fantastic depth down through the avenue of trees.

Hi John,
A composition well managed, I like the light on these trees and the beautiful fall colors, well with people on the path.

Hello John,
very pleasant view into this beautiful autumnal forest. It's great to know that this place has a very special meaning to you and your wife! Congratulations on your anniversary, I wish you and all of your family all the best for the future! I like very much the stability and balance of your composition that's accompanied by a very delightful play of colours and details. The presence of the family that enjoy their walk adds reference, movement and colour. I love the way you captured the light touching the various elements of the view, playing with shadows and details, filling the space. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,


a beautiful landscape
of trees framing a great
beautiful composition
very nice colors and sharpness

a beautiful photo


Tebrikler, iyi günler :)


Howdy John,

Congratulations on your anniversary and have many more, and we enjoy your artistic creative views.

This eye catching stroll on a path through autumn's colors is a worthy dedication. The backlighting really "makes it".

Well done,

Hello, John,
First of all my congratulations on your anniversary! 52 years is very impressive distance. Good choice of the photo for your date.
Very nice autumn colorful composition. I like this photo.
Best wishes,

Hi John,
Superb scene from the forest. A real delight to have a walk there. Well taken, enjoy a fine week ahead.


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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
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Hello John,
Fantastic picture of that path in the forest with the sun shining through the trees.Superb place for you and your wife to stroll and remember beautiful souvenirs of the past time.Nice to see that young couple wall there, but I hope you have had the opportunity to have a picture of both of you during that recent stroll.Congratulations for your anniversary.I wish you and your wife to return frequently to that beautiful place for many strolls.TFS.
Best regards

Hi John,
you managed masterfully light, excellent sharpness and colors.

Hi John, charming super-deep view of this beautiful forest, beautifully captured in this photograph very good and nice. A pretty picture of an interesting place, with good sharpness and high quality. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2013-10-28 13:51]

merhaba John,
light, colors, sharpness and framing square with a wonderful autumn.
much like a super ...
tebrikler, selamlar


hello John
une magnifique composition, le sous bois est superbe avec une très belle lumière.
Scène de famille très agréable.
Bonne soirée

Hello John, Congratulations on your 52nd marriage anniversary. And that too with a photo where you used to stroll. :):).
Nice capture as usual. excellent perspective and DOF.
Looks a very peaceful place where you can have a walk in the morning or afternoon.

Hi John!
Very pleasant-looking and truly beautiful place!
What an attractive and lovely picture too!
Exposure, colors, level of sharpness, dof, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

Hello John,
A beautiful gift for a wedding anniversary, a nice forest with many memories of walking. Splendid autumn colors and great light management.
Best wishes.

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
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Hi John,

Congratulations on the anniversary, that many years is virtually unheard of in this day and age!? You must be a good enough guy to be around, yeah? :)) A great way to commemorate the day, and with a young family pictured gives the personal touch added appeal and sentiment. A very pleasing stroll this must be with the abundance of colors defining natures beauty, along with the soft and soothing sunlight. This looks to be a terrific place for peace and quiet, and you've done it well to convey that sensation. Lovely result as always. Have a great day ahead.

Friendly wishes,


Hello John,
indeed,autumn is beautiful time of the year for walking.
Your composition shows it perfectly.You were able to capture and convey this unique,special mood of it.I can almost feel the fresh air-your composition has something magical,that makes we feel immersed in the scene.
I like your perspective,the way you included the family on the walk and above all the light,which contributes enormous to the mood of the scene.

Wish You a nice day

Many more happy years together, more strolled paths yet to go along, my best wishs, John.
Fabulous afternoon through the woods( shades tell me the hour), and autumn typical golden colors is fabulous sight.
Young family just approached when taken this beautiful photo. DOF, light colors and clarity all culminated to a one moment of a dedicated photographer.
Cheers, and good evening.

Hi John,
Lovely autumn walk through the park! Beautiful light and colours.
best wishes

Hello John,
Another great capture of yours in the forest this time including a family strolling nicely on the path.
Excellent light management and beautiful colours together with great perspective and framing.
I would also like to congratulate you and your wife for your 52.wedding anniversary.
Best regards,

Heil, Podoba mi siê kolorystyka tego ujêcia. Zdjêcie przez to jest bardzo interesuj±ce. Pozdrawiam - Adrian

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13801 W: 0 N: 16043] (169206)
  • [2013-10-29 8:32]


quelle compo sueprb eiamge de ces personnage dans ce décor le le petit chemin de terre une charmante famille et la végétaiton d'automne sueprbe iamge et compo une emrvielle.
Bravo et amitié

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13692 W: 295 N: 27272] (109507)
  • [2013-10-29 8:43]
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Hi John,
Cnogratulations on your 52th wedding anniversary as the photo is dedicated to your beloved wife.Very atmospheric this scene in this private forest with the pair to stroll in it escorting their child.Excellent the light and the colour management as the beauty of the scene.


Hi John,

Nice to see autumn photo in Your gallery. Very good composition,color and ligth. Good idea to show walking people.

Have a nice evening


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9585 W: 157 N: 15497] (123989)
  • [2013-10-29 11:34]

Witaj John!
Wonderful autumn painting.
Excellent colors and light.
Persons add savor of photo.
Photo has climate.
Good evening.

Hi John,
funny thing: my parents have the anniversary today and quite similar number. Congratulations!
Beautiful photo! You have captured very well the autumnal atmosphere with long strong shadows and the variety of colors. The couple walking with children adds a very nice touch here.
Excellent work!

Bon Matin , Technique photographique unique et très beau, de l'intelligence et de la compréhension de l'environnement vous regardez intelligents, de belles couleurs au premier plan Très bon
Bonne chance

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14257 W: 1033 N: 28549] (135778)
  • [2013-10-30 4:44]

Bonjour John

A gorgeous Autumn day in Flanders with exquisite sharpness and wonderful Fall colors of gold and red. Excellent density and levels with punchy light contrasts and superb composition with the walking track adding lead in lines and perspective. The people provide scale and context. Tfs!

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-10-30 5:34]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this place by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the forest dyed autumnal tints and fallen leaves on footpath. It's also effective for straight footpath with perspective. And, the family walking the footpath draws out a good impact in this image.

Kind regards,

Beautiful picture. good contrast, beautiful colors and good perspective... Thanks...

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 0 N: 7662] (55907)
  • [2013-10-30 8:50]

Everything has already been said about this photo, beautiful autumnal mood, perfect shot
regards Ryszard

Hi John,

a great autumn atmosphere, as I know it from the deciduous forests of the area in Germany, where I lived for more than thirty years. It's really fun to walk in such places at this time ..... and - of course - also to look at such beautiful pictures of it.

Very nice also the contrast of the red stroller to the rest of the image. The people with the stroller are placed in exactly the right place in the picture.

A beautiful picture!

All the best


namaste John,
strong composition. I like most the play of lights and shadows here. Excellent depth. Great exposer management. A very colourful one. Tfs.

Hi John, Bonjour,
A beautiful autumn scene and perpective,
Nice contrast & light wih amazing tone of colors and light,
Nice young family scene in a lovely place..
My compliments.

Hello dear John, my friend !
What an amazing autumnal scenery.. Perfect pov and layout.
The red baby chart adds a unique note.
Many good and interestin g informations makes it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards

Hello John

Very very nice! Lovely colours and atmosphere due to the light and great exposure. The people act as a focal point for the eye. Very well composed.



Salut John!
Une photo d'automne de toute beauté avec un magnifique sentier qui se perd au loin. Excellente composition et qualité d'image. Une photo parfaitement réussie et prise juste au bon moment avec la petite famille. Bonne gestion de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière et superbes couleurs automnales.
Joyeux anniversaire de mariage à ton épouse et à toi et quelque soit notre âge, le principal c'est de rester jeune longtemps.
Toute mon admiration et Joyeux Halloween,

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 908 W: 0 N: 1372] (12667)
  • [2013-10-31 6:35]

john hello,good afternoon.very well taken,wonderful scene,and the added color of these 3 people,red,green,blue add to this.tfs! dale

Hi John
A idyllic spot for a stroll - love those straight and tall trees. A warm and charming touch of color and light to draw you into the subject. Beautifully cozy photo that i like so very much. Congrats, tfs
Best regards

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-10-31 12:14]

Hello John,
very nice autumnal scenery here. Pleasant view of walking family between the yellow trees. Well done photo. Also fine light and colors.
Have a nice evening.

Hi John
another stunning autumn photo from you :)
who can resist this one right!?
I really like the side light that seems to strike the large dark tree trunks.
sweet balance between the dark and bright colors.

Ciao John, fascinating composition, nice scene, wonderful autumnal colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
many congratulations on the recent mile stone,a long time together.
The family strolling through the dappled light along the beech tree avenue gives the scene so much charm and human interest.
A lovely depth is shown in a well considered composition.
Best wishes Les.

Dear John,

The composition is perfect, with the young family on a stroll in the woods. I meant to write you a congratulatory note for your 52nd Wedding Anniversary, and it is touching that you use this young family's photo to dedicate to Jenny. You comprise a very special couple.

Warmest regards, John.


Hi John,
Happy Anniversary, belatedly! I think you have chosen to dedicate an excellent photo to your wife. The light is absolutely magical, the fall colors are delightful and the footpath extends as far as the eye can see, like a delicate tunnel made out of trees. The most charming feature of the photo is the young couple strolling with their little ones, a very fitting scene to remember the days gone by.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-11-01 4:50]

Bonjour John,
An idyllic forest scene so very well captured in gorgeous colors and beautifully composed. Your POV is simply incredible; I really like this photo with nice trees, especially the nice fall colors have brought so much peacefulness to this shot. Indeed a peaceful and tranquil, I think we could live longer here! Superb photo.
Wish you nice weekend.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3017] (20596)
  • [2013-11-01 7:32]

Goedenavond John
What a pristine environment adorned of the fall colors
that gives off an intense impression of serenity conductive to an incentive, on behalf of parents, to tell the story of The Little Red Riding Hood to thier children while strolling in the infinite perspective of this footpath!!
Tot Ziens.
I now disappear until early december.

Hello John

Congratulations with your anniversary! What an excellent autumn picture. Excellent lighting and lovely autumnal colours. Great inclusion of the strolling people. Fine perspective and good sense of depth. Beautiful work!

Have a nice WE.

Best regards, Erling

Hi Bonsior dear John

Sorry for my late reaction as so busy recently.
Wow another so fantastic seasonal posting presenting Autumn from your own angle and appraoch. Full of fantagy and implications inside as usual.great light effcet is in professional way.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

Hello John,

Very nice picture of the stroll zone with the family.Perfect composition and sharpness.Excellent photography.Very well done - hope you are enjoying the weekend and having a great health.


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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
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Wonderful autumn scene. Your have a very good idea for lighting. The unusal ligthing makes the photo very attractive. But the composition is also very goood and the inclusion of the family is perfect. Your positioning of the means that they really are in focus. TFS and have a nice weekend!

Kind regards,


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2013-11-02 4:08]

Comme je fais la queue chaque fois dans les reactions, je risque de repeter ce que la Planete a deja dit. Et je souligne que la promenade dans ce foret a ce temps la, est un evenement surtout si on porte le camera sur soi. Merci John, tu inspires l'optimisme.


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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
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Hallo John!
What a sight, what an optical depth! Autumn at its finest indeed!
The warm sidelight here creates a very special and most beautiful atmosphere. I would like to step into the picture now ... ;-)) especially when looking out of my window.
Belated congratulations to you both to your wedding day! All the best!
Greetings from wet and grey Westphalia! Have a nice Sunday!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-11-02 10:00]

Bonjour mon ami
Belle luminosité d’automne et une intéressante perspective
La luminosité donne un effet 3D à la scène. Cela donne envie de se promener
Bonne fête du 1er novembre
Sincères amitiés

the light is wonderful in the forest. surely, it is a perfect time to have strolls in the forest. i am amazed how you always find sunny days to make photos. i associate flanders with lots of clouds and rain.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2013-11-03 6:06]

Hello John,
you are presenting a wonderful autumnal impression taken from a very well working POV. The composition is excellent. I also like the dedication - it must be great enjoying the beautiful autumn light in these surroundings. Congratulation!
Warm regards

I wish we have places like this in Southern Nevada, unfortunately we only have cacti. I like the lighting and it has good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hello John,

Congratulations for your 52 years wedding and for your beautiful fall picture. The whole atmosphere is superb!

Best regards,


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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
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Hello John,

Nice quiet scene, where the whole family spends a good time meeting oneself and walking through beautiful Autumn's colors... Great depth of view, we can even see a small circle of light far away, it may be the start of the promenade and the entry into the forest. Congratulations for your recent wedding anniversary !

Have a nice evening,


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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2013-11-06 6:01]

Hello John,

I'm sorry that I've not been very active in critiquing on TE resently but I have just returned from an excellent little TE meeting with some others from England - we met in Peebles in the Scottish Borders. The weather wasn't ideal but we had a great time together!

This is a beautiful autumn shot with glorious warm low-angled light streaming through the trees and lighting the bright foliage as well as the path and the fallen golden leaves. The inclusion of the walkers (and the red buggy) adds human interest and also helps to lead the eye into the depths of the picture and onward into the far distance.

Lovely light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46935)
  • [2013-11-08 3:53]

Hi John!
Great dof! That tunnel formd by the trees seems endless! I like a lot the light on the golden leaves and the family is perfectly placed on the frame. Very good shot!

Hi John.
Lovely this composition with this beautiful forest for walks, as does the family we see in the picture, the road gives a great perspective to the image, the trees with autumn colors that variety brings a special beauty.
Very well done. I love it.
Very good brightness and sharpness is superb.
Enjoy a great weekend.
Best wishes.

heerlijke herfst plaat mooi gemaakt john.
heel fraai.
groet jaap

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-11-09 11:39]

Hello John,
A highly nice and colorful daily-life scene in such a beautiful autumn forest. The composition, colors, light, perspective and photographic qualities are absolutely perfect in this picture. Excellent job!
Best regards,

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2013-11-09 20:52]
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Hello John,

Congratulations and what a nice dedication to your wife and a great picture for that. It is beautiful and it also depict the idea of family and togetherness. It warms my heart seeing such image. Not only that, the beauty of nature is also very well captured, so pure and natural, no spectacular monument, just a beautiful forest around with beautiful fall colors.

Excellent quality as always. I enjoy it and congratulation for your 52 year together is really long time and may you have many many more year together.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10124 W: 144 N: 25326] (123353)
  • [2013-11-09 23:11]
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Hi John, Very nice dedication to your wife. 52 years - it is something. I hope to have Golden Wedding in future. Congratulations and I wish you many more happy years. Charming scene in autumn beech forest.
Warm regards


Büyük Usta;John
Işığı okadar güzel kullanıyorsunki.
Objelerin rengine dikkat ediyorsun,
Gölge fotoğrafın belkemiğidir,dyorsun
Ve sen her fotoğrafınla bize ders veriyorsun.
Sevgili John,
Fotoğraflarını ve yorumlarını zevkle izliyor okuyorum.
Ayrıca benim çalışmalarıma gösterdiğin ilgiye de teşekkür ederim.
Bodrum 'dan sana sağlıklı günler diliyorum.

Dag John,
Aller eerst wil ik je van harte feliciteren met je huwelijksverjaardag. Het is aan iedereen niet gegeven om zolang getrouwd te zijn. Iets waar we allemaal kunnen naar opkijken. Het is tegenwoordig zo bijzonder dat men mag spreken van een wonder ! Sommige plekken roepen bij ons aangename herinneringen op, en dit wandelpad zal voor altijd in je hart en je geheugen blijven. Jullie hebben hier zeker mooie wandelingen gemaakt zoals deze familie. Prachtig deze foto, John. En wat heerlijk in het najaar zonnetje. De afwezigheid van het paar met hun kinderen brengt je zeker een paar jaar terug in de tijd toen het leven een beetje minder ingewikkeld was en zich in een rustiger tempo afspeelde. Pure nostalgie maar o zo mooi !
Nog mals gefeliciteerd en mogen jullie nog lang en gelukkig samen leven !
Vele groeten,

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2013-11-15 4:53]

Dear John always nice to hear from you and I thank you for your interest in my photos. It is also a pleasure to see your latest work, like this absolutely charming image of a family in a Belgian piece of paradise. Wonderful light and colours, a very endearing image. How nice it would be if families in many other parts of the world could also experience peace and contentment.Have a lovely weekend. Klaudio.

And the people who are walking there, thinking, hey, a photographer but..... they don't know that they have just met John, the best photographer we have in Flanders / Vlaanderen.......

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10499 W: 174 N: 17832] (79193)
  • [2013-11-18 4:59]


the light has a softness so beautiful and the hot colors of the leaves created a beautiful image. the position of these personages is perfect and they are very nice inside the compo. TFS.



John, what a great place to take a nice family stroll...peaceful, relaxing and marvelous autumn setting..
the colors are beautiful and so is your composition!!

Hi,an image like a painting by a Dutch master!Colors and light are magnificent as is the composition.Friendly regards Wolf.

John. The side lighting is very pleasant and makes this picture. The lighting on the main tree in the foreground is very good and well exposed. The group add to the balance of the composition.

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  • silah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • [2013-11-26 14:13]

Hi Jhon.

I liked very much the light in this scene. Lovely environnment and capture. Also well DOV. TFS, GREETINGS, Salih.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2013-11-28 20:59]

Dag John
A beautiful scene where the mottled light & shadow creates a beautiful effect. Like the shadows across the path. Your exposure is excellent & loved the golden tones.

Heartiest congratulations for your anniversary!
Best Regards

Hi John,
Sorry I missed your wedding anniversary ! 52 years together ! What a path lived together !
You chose just the right picture to celebrate that event : The most beautifully autumn-decorated path filled with sunlight. Very well adapted perspective to the bottom of the path where the family is coming from, into the light, towards the future.
The perfect photo to celebrate a happily fulfilled marriage.

A promenade is always appreciated by young children John, here that couple enjoys the fresh atmosphere of the forest, excellent resolution, good dof

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3971 W: 2 N: 6671] (33124)
  • [2014-09-12 8:15]

Hello John,
It's a beautiful view of the alleys in autumn forest. A amazing composition, beautiful picture , with exquisite light and natural colours.Nice shot. Autumn are my favourite times of the year!

No te easy to capture all the highs and low keys in the image!
Besides a fantastic composition this picture sends a peaceful quietude tha's dificult not to be touched.

Hello John,

The time was full of autumn and very bright day, a couple with their baby was coming and beautiful light has fallen on them through the trees made it excellent composition with fabulous color, I always like your exposure control.

with deep regards,


  • V4S Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 52] (536)
  • [2014-11-13 9:19]

Dag John,

Bij deze ook een groen ding,
ik denk dat het pad op mijn
route lag.

Mvg, Hans

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2014-12-13 22:17]

Dear John,
a pretty picture autumn with his family to enjoy the warm sun.Wonderful depth of the road that seems endless.lovely atmosphere . Take care my friend.
Have a nice Sunday

Hello Jon
This is a wonderful photograph that I have not seen since a year and a half ago I was absent from the TE.
Nice colorful photo with superb light.
Nice and peaceful place.
Great photo job.
A beautiful dedication to your wife for your 52 year wedding.
Happy Easter dear friend to you and your family.
Kind regards

Hello John! Amaizing weather, amazing lightness and brightness. Excellent colours, ideal saturation. Good sharpness. Superb quality. Fantastic atmosphere. Good focus effect. Regards!

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