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Northside Canal VII

Northside Canal VII
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24150 W: 523 N: 40344] (173772)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-24
Categories: Nature
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/0.8, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of 2017 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-06-12 9:00
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A picture taken, during a bike trip along the canal.

Trees along the canal.
The location is along both banks of the Damse Vaart and, as far as parallel with this canal, also along both sides of the Zuidervaart, between the R30 ring road around Bruges (west) and the N253 bypass of Sluis, the border Belgium- The Netherlands (east). The Damse Vaart connects the northeastern side of Bruges at the Dampoort (junction with the Ghent-Ostend Canal) with the west side of Sluis (intended connection Zwingeul of Westerschelde). The 13 km long canal with rising poplar crosses the polders northeast of Bruges and Damme, which belong partly to the former Zwinvlakte. The landscape is characterized by a urbanized area near Bruges, Koolkerke and Sint-Kruis, and by flat, open to semi-open agricultural areas near Koolkerke, Damme, Oostkerke, Hoeke, Lapscheure and Westkapelle, cross-sections through dikes and canals, which in many cases are accentuated By trees.

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ikeharel, pajaran, swapankumarroy, COSTANTINO, dale54, Fis2, PaulVDV, ChrisJ, pierrefonds, bukitgolfb301, mcmtanyel, papagolf21, Cricri, Hansaphotos, clic, fritzi007, Buin, cornejo, Lidka has marked this note useful
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Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, lep trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa interesantanim oblacima.
Lep refleks na vodi i zeleno drvece, lepo mesto za odmor sa lepim pogledom na horizont.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Hello John,

The perfect position where you shoot this beautiful image, reflection of the trees are very sharp, perfect composition and color, nice presentation.

my deep regards,


Mooi ritme met die bomen. En de zachte weerspiegeling is fenomenaal.

Groet, jan

Dear John,

The tiny sections offer a lot of detail to be observed.

Nice work!
Best Wishes,

Hello dear John an d have a nice time
and a happt new day
the perfect reflection
and now the question is
which is the original reflection
excellent chosen point of view

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 889 W: 0 N: 1239] (12155)
  • [2017-06-12 11:19]

john hello friend...what a fantastic scene-view,awesome all around capture!plus this blue-green contrast..lovely! dale

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9303 W: 157 N: 14929] (121763)
  • [2017-06-12 12:41]

Witaj John!
Nice composition and frame.
Excellent colors and light.
Very impressive picture!
Good evening.

Hallo John,
Je kanaalfoto's volgen elkaar snel op.
Een prachtig voorbeeld van het open landschap naast het kanaal.
Zou dit de kerktoren van Damme kunnen zijn die we in de verte bespeuren?
Op sommige plaatsen in het water zijn er meer rimpelingen dan op andere waardoor de weerspiegelingen van de boomstammen verschillend is.
Heel zachte tinten in de lucht die donkerder weerspiegeld worden in het kanaal.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello John,the canal taken from a different viewpoint, simply lovely.
I like the distant church and houses on the horizon,framed by the trees.
Excellent quality.
Regards Jean.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 144 N: 24697] (121031)
  • [2017-06-12 13:57]

Hello John, Original view of this well known canal, this time we see the view parallel to the row of trees. Nice reflections and colours.

Kind regrads MAlgo

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14055 W: 1032 N: 27930] (133468)
  • [2017-06-12 15:48]

Hello John,

I like the alternating dark and light tones of the tree bark and their evenly spaced alignment across the screen. Good sharpness with wonderful symmetrical reflections in the canal. Tfs!

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 114 N: 6342] (28678)
  • [2017-06-12 16:34]

Hi John. A fishbone effect with the trees being reflected in the water. Quality exposure and details. I always like your trees as they remind me of the trees painted by Flemish masters. Regards. Klaudio.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10364 W: 175 N: 17475] (77647)
  • [2017-06-12 16:42]



this one looks like a painting. amazing the diagonals, reflections and the leaves in the top. perfect. TFS this beauty.



Hi John,

I like the reflections on the water. The point of view is showing the details of the trees. The light is giving goos colours rendering. Have a nice dya.


Hi dear John

Another tasty, artstic and poetic image from you.
Perfect framework and composition via keeping so delicate balance. So high qulaity shot as usual. I like this one so much.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hello John,
The fresh greens of nature look lovely. Is there a reason why they plant one row of trees on each side of the canal?

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13553 W: 0 N: 16002] (166972)
  • [2017-06-12 20:56]


Génial effet et image quels reflets de ces tronc ce fait un V superbe graphisme et captage sur le canal.
Bravo et amitié

Salut John,
Belle composition avec cette symétrie donnée par les reflets à la surface de l'eau, parfaite netteté et luminosité, couleurstrès agréables.

Good morning John,
Very nice canal scene. I like the POV through the trees and their reflections. Perfect colors and sharpness. Well taken.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8869 W: 57 N: 14869] (55054)
  • [2017-06-13 0:44]

Hallo John,
Prachtige foto van dit rijtje bomen, het is wel duidelijk waar de wind meestal vandaan komt hier, want alle bomen staan dezelfde kant op gebogen. De spiegelingen zijn ook prachtig en er zit een mooie knik halverwege de foto tussen de echte bomen en de gespiegelde. De combinatie van blauwe en groene tinten is ook prachtig.

Ciao John, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi John
An enticing shot by the canal with depth and good colour combination while the reflection attracts to rest the eyes. Lovely too how you have the threes creating
a pleasant natural framing. It's seamlessly handled shot packed by great clarity and beauty, Congrats.
Best regards

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Comment ne pas aimer ce genre de composition, où tout est réuni pour nous offrir une vue splendide sur le canal, le reflet des arbres se mirant dans l'eau calme et de voir au loin la campagne environnante.

Bonjour John,

Je comprends très bien pourquoi tu voulais nous montrer cet endroit à cette heure de la journée. Les reflets sont magnifiques et offrent un beau patern très géométrique.



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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15272 W: 159 N: 26715] (140054)
  • [2017-06-13 9:38]

Bonjour John
Une belle image du canal avec les reflets des arbres, jolies teintes de vert et de bleu, excellente qualité image
Belle soirée

Hello John

A lovely photo this. It`s a fine composition with a nice graphical effect of the trees and its reflections in the canal. A pleasant rural scene:) TFS

Greetings, Erling

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11537 W: 126 N: 20765] (107487)
  • [2017-06-14 1:27]

Salut John. Une perspective differente depuis tes canals mais encore une fois le resultat est magnifique,une capture parfaite bien detaillee' et coloree',super! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello Jogn,
Wonderful trees in a row along the canal bank, measured and precise interval between and a fine reflection on water.
Wonderful light and shadows, immaculate photo as always.
Best regards,

Hello John,

very fine reflection picture from this interesting canal where you have shared a lot of shots during the last times.Excellent composition and amazing reflections!Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2440 W: 34 N: 4378] (24601)
  • [2017-06-14 6:17]

Zo simpel, zo mooi. Nogmaals proficiat, John. Ik hoop dat er zo nog veel mogen volgen.


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2674 W: 0 N: 2971] (20432)
  • [2017-06-14 17:09]

Dag John Those verdant tall trees gently bend over the canal in a narcissistic impulsion to admire their own reflexions! Groeten

Hallo John,
auch ich habe viele Fotos beim Radfahren gemacht, man hat mehr Zeit zum Fotografieren, gut gemacht!
Viele Grüße

Hello John,

good image and beautiful composition, I like the visual effect of the inclined trees and their reflection on the water, well seen,

Have a good weekend,


prachtige kanaalvie John.
fraaie doorkijk ook mooie heldere plaat goed genomen,
uitstekende foto weer.
gr. Jaap

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2017-06-17 12:00]

John, this photo doesn't need much words. It's simply beautiful and it emenates a wonderful calm and serenity. Perhaps a bit more of the reeds in foreground in the photo would have been good here - concerning depth.
See you! Have a nice and sunny weekend1

Bonjour John,

Are the tree planted at such a calculated interval?

Superb view of the row of trees like a soldiers while the reflection from the river tilt the trees the other way!!!

All trees are more or less the same size

Perfect saturation and fantastic composition.


Hi John
beauty! Easy to see why so many TE members have been enjoying it right :)

its cool to see how the reflected image along the bottom go in the opposite direction to the real tree trunks. lovely color tones with the greens/blues. an easy 10/10, wonderful composition and final execution. cheers

Hello dear very nice sharp image good looking spot.
well compo good frame work.

Hello John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the beautiful natural set, 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 weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Olá, John!
Gosto muito de paisagens refletidas na água, fica muito interessante! Esta foto ficou ótima, boa saturação e nitidez! Parabéns!

Hi John,
Back to your favourite canals in Belgium !
I love this closer POV. As usual, the photo renders a feeling of calm prone to meditation.
Perfect reflections in the canal; And I like the 2 reeds in the foreground. "Man is a only reed, but he is a thinking reed (which makes his strength in the end)..." Blaise Pascal.
Best regards.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 380 W: 101 N: 906] (353)
  • [2018-01-15 0:59]

Dear John!
What a wonderful place.
Fine canal, fine trees.
Nice weather, very nice light and colours.
Superb reflection.
Good contrast. Good sharp.
Ideal cut.
Splendid effect.
Well done!

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