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Through look XXXI

Through look XXXI
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-01
Categories: Architecture
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/5.0, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of Arches II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-12-16 8:17
Viewed: 1822
Points: 50
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Taken during a visit at Bruges out of my archive 2014

I've cropped the picture to remove the disturbing elements

Through both gates you will see Arentspark in background

You can see through both gates at the end the old mansion with museum.
Former mansion with garden, from 1910 arranged as a museum. Originally part of the Gruuthuse domain until it became a separate plot in 1662. Current whole on irregular plan: bounded to the north by the Dijver, to the west by the Reie, to the south and east by Groeninge. Comprising house on the Dijver, partially built over the Reie, former coach house and garden with gazebo. Prior to 1663, the building's history was linked to Gruuthuse's domain. Current view has been realized in phases.

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pajaran, ikeharel, Lidka, pierrefonds, Fis2, jean113, COSTANTINO, mcmtanyel, PaulVDV, snunney, Cricri, papagolf21, alvaraalto has marked this note useful
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Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo poakzano mesto i arhitektura, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa prolaznicima.
Lep prolaz i kapija.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam mirnu noc. sve najbolje, srecno.

Ciao John, lovely composition with nice couple, excellent perspective, good clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done,my friend,ciao Silvio

Bonjour John,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition.J'apprécie aussi l'histoire qu'elle raconte. Un beau couple de touristes qui passent les portes pour rejoindre le groupe au loin et sous la pluie.



Hello dear John,
Perfect lecture for a good and perfect pov.
Nice soft light and colors. Interesting details.
TFS and best regards

Hi John,

You had a good idea to use the arches to frame the scene and to create depth. The point of view is showing the details of the arches. There is a good contrast between the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2017-12-16 11:23]

Witaj John!
Excellent composition.
A beautiful gate in the gate.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Nice sunday.

Hello John, an excellent point of view that makes the most of the arches. The two people in the fg are perfectly placed, as we go with them and look to see beyond them to the park.
Perfect sharp quality.
Regards Jean.

Hello dear friend and have a nice Sunday
somple but nice
peaceful and impressive
I like the way you captured
this photo and its great depth
welldone and wellseen

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10637 W: 146 N: 26811] (128525)
  • [2017-12-16 15:52]

Hello John, It was rainy day for your visit in Bruges but the picture is beautiful with the shining wet pavement. Nice composition - from the gate we see another gate and then garden and interesting building in the background. The couple going through the gate is essential here for the charming picture. I like this roof with the moss on it.
I liked Groeninge Museum there.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Kind regrads Malgo.

Hello John,
Oh, you've got arches within arches here, my favorite theme. I think I will include it in my Best of Arches theme.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9622 W: 57 N: 16423] (60698)
  • [2017-12-16 22:25]

Hallo John,
Een mooi perspectief door de twee poorten achter elkaar met op de achtergrond zo te zien ook nog een kerkgebouw. Het zorgt voor een mooie dubbele omlijsting. Goed om het tweetal tussen de twee poorten ook in de compositie te hebben.

Hallo John,
Ik beken dat ik wel weet waar je deze foto nam maar me dit beeld met de twee poorten niet meteen herinner. Het is niet de plaats waar zich een fontein in een hoek bevindt maar er ook niet zo ver van af.
Ook hier zien we een bakfiets op de foto. Wanneer je iedere dag in Brussel komt, horen bakfietsen niet tot het dagelijkse beeld. Maar in Leuven zie je ze wel.
De twee poorten geven diepte aan de foto. Mooi dat er zich personen tussen beide in bevinden.
Niet meteen het allerbeste weer maar toch een zeer heldere foto.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello John,
The nearest gate frames the view of the two persons perfectly and the next gate creates depth. It's a very elegant composition.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
A well framed composition that makes good use of the succeeding arches and the presence of the couple, who provide a dynamic focal point. Lights and colours are very well rendered despite the rainy atmosphere. I like the patterns formed by the cobbles glistening under the rain.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14785 W: 1053 N: 30272] (141979)
  • [2017-12-17 4:46]

Bonjour John,

Smartly cropped with good sharpness & excellent use of the fg arch to frame the secondary arch & gate at the back. Good sharpness & the couple animate the scene. Tfs!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16087 W: 159 N: 28052] (147454)
  • [2017-12-17 5:22]

Bonjour John
Bonne succession des arches, le couple bien placer entre les deux, un sol humide, des couleurs et une lumière bien préserver du moment
Beau dimanche

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14395 W: 0 N: 16326] (174957)
  • [2017-12-17 8:12]


quelle entrée pour se rendre à se musée sueprbe compo et iamge que de personnage et l'enchaînement de ce arches fantastuqze sous la pluie et cela brille sur le sol splendide.
Bravo et amitié

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12202 W: 126 N: 22020] (112357)
  • [2017-12-17 8:21]

Salut John,une composition differente,la perspective est vraiment gagnante et la qualite' aussi,pas facile dans cette sombre lumiere avoir des details si brillants,tres bien fait! Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello John,
Double gates to this park, two sets of the old walls are superbly shown here with good depth and clear view through.
The strange white bicycle on right was the first eyes-catching object on the scene, than looked at the ladies stride through those gates.
Fine picture, looks as a 17th century landmark.
Good afternoon,

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Ces passages d'enfilade ne manquent pas d'intérêt et donnent à cette composition un bel effet sous la pluie.
Les pavés luisants agrémentent joliment l'ensemble.

Dear John,

The composition is excellent of this picture. The two gates and the couple heading beneath them.

Best Wishes,

Dag John
Mooi doorkijkje op deze regenachtige dag, maar gelukkig was het even droog en kon de paraplu dicht blijven. De witte bakfiets is ok een leuk detail van deze geslaagde foto.
Groet uit een beetje zonnig Haarlem.

mooie foto John,
goede dubbele doorkijk, prachtige compositie en mooi moment.
gr. jaap

Hi John
Looking through the arches! Good perspective on a very old structures, great view point and I like the 'arches through arches through arches' idea and the figs being in the right place certainly leads the eye through whole depth to the far side. A very well framed composition, the colours & exposure are well executed and I love the speck of orange colour on the corner just to alert the eye. A very good shot in concept and application, Congrats
Best wishes

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10402 W: 174 N: 18578] (82739)
  • [2017-12-26 14:37]


interesting view framing the two gates in different style and the personages in movement. nice job.

take care


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