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Fish Market Bruges

Fish Market Bruges
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24025 W: 523 N: 40103] (172744)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-06-10
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/0.6, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-10 7:43
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Points: 62
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History of the Fish market Bruges:
Until 1745, the fish market was held on the Market and the fish sales office had its craft house on the north side of this square, near the disappeared St. Christopher church.
That same year, the fish market, held in the open air, moved to Braamberg, where until then the grain market was. In 1821, there was a sheltered outlet for the design of urban architect Jan-Robert Calloigne. The result is a column with 126 Tuscan columns enclosing a rectangular open courtyard. In 1852 the original wooden sales tables were replaced by stone sales banks. These are still present. Around the square you will find fish shops and inns.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13943 W: 1031 N: 27619] (132214)
  • [2017-06-10 7:46]

Hello John,

An interesting fish market with nice repetitive elements & good sharpness, colour and saturation. The Doric style Greek columns are an unexpected bonus. Tfs!

Hi dear John

I'm going to send some fish from Cabo Frio to sell there at this beautiful fish market in Bruges. I'm here right beside (hehe ...). Beautiful picture with the beautiful Bruges arquitecture in the background.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3176 W: 0 N: 7206] (53465)
  • [2017-06-10 8:22]

A very interesting historic place, very nice photo with perfect composition and great quality
regards Ryszard

Hello John,

A beautiful wide angle view of this historic place, the background deep blue sky make it more vivid, excellent composition and color contrast, well done.

with deep regards,


Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji plove plavim nebom. Lepa arhitektura, lepo trziste riba.
Dobar teskt o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening, sir.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Good work and compositions, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast and perspective, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured with clouds that sail the blue sky. Beautiful architecture, nice fish market.
The text of a good technique and image elements.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hi John,

The wideness of the market is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details of the fish market. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9175 W: 157 N: 14661] (120673)
  • [2017-06-10 12:37]

Witaj John!
Curious fragment of Bruges.
Fish market makes impression.
Excellent frame and perspective.
Good colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
Good evening.

Bonsoir, cher ami John,
Ah oui, voilà une réalisation qui ne manque pas d'étonner par sa beauté particulière avec cette pyramide formant fontaine et son encadrement sous arcade à toit plat.
Derrière cet ensemble règnent en maître des édifices qui restent merveilleux

Hallo John,
Een mooie foto van de vismarkt maar hetgeen gewoonweg fantastisch is, zijn alle gebouwen, torens en zelfs een beeld dat er achter oprijzen.
Eigenlijk een beetje een skyline van een deel van Brugge met de vismarkt op de voorgrond.
Geweldige architectuurfoto, fantastisch helder.
Heel mooi gedaan.
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3729 W: 2 N: 6081] (30938)
  • [2017-06-10 14:42]

Hello John,
Interesting view of the Fish market Bruges with wonderful light and nice colours .Nicely captured with good lighting control and very good composition.
Well done, nice presentation.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11422 W: 126 N: 20583] (106765)
  • [2017-06-10 15:48]

Salut John. Le vieux marche' du poisson est maintenant une architechture unique a visiter. Capture parfaite avec aussi des magnifiques facades en arrier plan et des interessantes infos aussi. Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

Hello John,
It looks like a very orderly fish market, almost like an ancient temple.

Salut John,
Bien cadré ce lieu avec le bel effet de profondeur donné par ces lignes fuyantes sur haque côté de l'image.Belle luminosité pour valoriser l'ensemble.

Ciao John, great view of fantastic fishing market, excellent perspective,good clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello John,

It will feel like taking a step back in time, buying fish from this market for the columns and the open courtyard give the feeling of some Greek temple.
I like how you have used the colonnades to guide inwards to the central fountain and beyond that we can see those beautifulBruges buildings.
The weather was bright on this day and allowed you to capture good contrasts of light and shadows.

Have a lovely Sunday,
Bev :-)

Hi John
A welcoming market place with all the people probably taking shade from scotching sun! Finely composed with effective focal point, rich in color tones with good overall contrast, details are vivid too. Another of your fine effort, nicely done, Congrats
Best regards

Hello John,
A fish market out of the ordinary. The well chosen point of view shows the classical styled architecture to great effect. We also get a glimpse of the lovely background buildings. The whole is very well realised.

Hello Jogn,
The obelisk and towers "compete" on pulling the view upwards, and the colonnada on both sides added depth to the compo.
Fine sight of the old fish-market grey stones in contrast to the blue sky, and also contrast of texture against the town houses.
Good afternoon,

Bonjour John,

Il est vraiment très beau ce marché aux poissons sans l'odeur qui vient souvent avec. Il est bien implanté dans la ville derrière et semble bien vide en cette très belle journée.



Hello John
Nice wide view over the fish market here with the old city looming behind. Must say that I haven't seen so much blue sky in Brugges myself.
have a great time

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10283 W: 175 N: 17333] (76847)
  • [2017-06-11 9:06]


very interesting this public installation for sell of fishes. I liked the architectonic design and these details of the area with the towers of the old town ahead. TFS.



Hi dear John

Your masterful landscape / architecture postcard image has come again. The best framework and comspoition as usual. Deep blue sky via usage of PL filter? is so tasty too.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8729 W: 57 N: 14632] (54130)
  • [2017-06-12 0:48]

Hallo John,
Wat een mooi marktplein dat zo prachtig wordt omringd door de zuilengalerij. De vele gevels in verschillende vormen aan de andere kant steken er nog net bovenuit. De blauwe lucht en het heldere zonlicht maken de foto nog aantrekkelijker. Prachtig fotowerk!

Dag John
Hoewel deze vismarkt een stuk groter is doet hij mij sterk denken aan de vishal, onder de grote kerk in Haarlem. Eenzelfde laag gebouw met dezelfde sfeer. Ook weer niet zo verwonderlijk want hij is ontworpen door de Vlaming Lieve de Key.
Prachtige foto die zeker zo’n mooie blauwe lucht verdient.
Hoewel ons gisteren nog veel zon is beloofd, overheersen de wolken vandaag.
Groet Rob

bekende plek John,
Mooie lijnen, goede compositie fraaie plaat weer John,
uitstekend gemaakt.
gr. jaap

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13421 W: 0 N: 15997] (165864)
  • [2017-06-12 6:20]


avec la fontaine au milieu quel marché à poissons sueprbe quels arches et vue sueprbe compo et iamge quelle architecture ils sont bien au frais à l'ombre sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15138 W: 159 N: 26468] (138792)
  • [2017-06-13 1:28]

Bonjour John
Bel angle de prise, la lumière est belle , un bel ensemble historique ressortent merveilleusement bien sous un beau ciel bleu, belle présentation
belle journée

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9697 W: 144 N: 24353] (119815)
  • [2017-06-13 23:27]

Hello John,

Excellent picture of this fish market, with great symmetry and depth. But why there are no people? It would be much more interesting if we saw the seller, buyers and of course, big choice of fresh fish.
Kind regrads Malgo

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4252 W: 48 N: 10770] (42576)
  • [2017-06-17 11:57]

Hallo John!
A wonderful square with a wonderful gallery arund. I like the a bit outcentered presentation here. All the gables, roofs and turrets around create a beautiful and interesting background.
In combination with the note once again an exemplary contribution!
Greetings from today grey and cool Weatphalia!

Hi John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition in the old fish market, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Ciao John
questa proprio non l'avevo mai vista, peccato, mi sarebbe piaciuto vedere questo mercato, sembra molto interessante.
Bella la tua foto, ottima prospettiva su questi colonnati.
Buon we

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