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Cityhall Maldegem II

Cityhall Maldegem II
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-12-24
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/2.8, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-12-24 10:09
Viewed: 706
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
2017 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me

JHM New site Aug 2017 – 2018

To all the members of TE


Two hours ago, I took this picture of the city hall of my own municipality
Without tripod.

Maldegem cityhall.
Maldegem is the 'Friendliest municipality of East Flanders'. That is a competition that was organized by the website” Handelsgids.”
Maldegem congratulates the traders who, through their daily commitment and engagement, put Maldegem on the map as a middle-class municipality.
The administrative power monitor of the Flemish government previously showed that our municipalities count many self-employed people and helpers. No less than 8.6 percent of our residents! The Flemish average is 6.5. This figure is one of the indicators for a strong local economy.
Not only a strong local economy, but also customer-friendly traders!

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24/12/2017 17:34:01
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Dobro vece, gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled u noci, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepa fotografija cestitna za Bozic i Novu godinu.
Lepo mesto ukraseno za Bozic i arhitektura, lep toranj sa satom.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc sa dobrim snom, sve najbolje.

Hello John, thank you very much for Christmas congratulations, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting night view of the interesting building of the town hall of the city, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, 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 beginning of the week.
Warm greetings from the south of Spain.
Merry Christmas for you and your family.

Hi John,

Using a slow shutter speed and a high ISO is showing the details of the architecture of the city hall. It is also giving good colors rendering. Merry Christmas.


Hello dear John,
Very nice nocturnal capture. Perfect layout and ligth management.
Interesting notes.
TFS and best regards

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy Christmas day
excellent Christmas capture
decorating our soul
many wishes for Christmas day
and a happy new year 2018

Hi John
What a beautiful Christmas card, it's so wonderful we can see a photo taken a couple of hours earlier in another part of the world.
Thanks you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

Ciao John
bella ed elegante architettura, tutta addobbata per le feste.
La città ha fatto un ottimo lavoro per i suoi cittadini.
Buon Natale

Hello John,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too!
This is a tremendous nocturnal photo, especially considering you did not use a tripod. The City Hall is all decked out for the holidays.

Bonsoir, cher ami John,
Superbe présentation de ce magnifique édifice en période nocturne éclairé par des guirlandes scintillantes.
Une bien belle réussite;
Très bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2017-12-24 23:39]

Hello John,

Lovely fresh picture from your hometown. Nice night capture, charming decorations of the city hall.
I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and happy New Year 2017.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2017-12-25 0:38]


Mervielleuse illuminaiton et de l'édifice en fond et des sapins quelle lumière et compo quel ensemble pour noël fantastique vue
Joyeux noël, belle fête et merci

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9986 W: 157 N: 16407] (127643)
  • [2017-12-25 1:35]

Witaj John!
Very nice night shot.
Beaytiful cityhall.
Excellent frame, colors and light.
Well done.
Merry Christmas for you and your family!

Ciao John, great view of fantastic city hall, great exposure, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, Buon Natale, ciao Silvio

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2017-12-25 3:34]

Hallo John,
Een prachtige foto van het stadhuis dat mooi verlicht wordt samen met de vele lampjes in de bomen. Een zeer sfeervol foto en bovendien haarscherp. Mooie kerstdagen gewenst!

Hello John,
This place was very nicely illuminated in the early evening. We get a very good view of the city hall, the small garden and the flags. The streets look deserted, so I guess most people were home preparing Christmas celebration. Going out for photos may have been your special way of celebration.
Kind regards,

Bonjour John,

J'ai l'impression que tous les hôtels de ville dans cette région sont bâties sur le même modèle, mais comme il est très beau pourquoi pas. Belle photo de nuit, malgré toutes les difficultés.

Joyeux Noel


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12031 W: 126 N: 21762] (111179)
  • [2017-12-25 12:15]

Salut John,magnifique capture avec les arbres de Noel mais aussi un hotel de ville tres elegante,composition tres riche et la magique atmosphere du soir,super. Mes meilleurs voeux a toi aussi et merci,Luciano

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2017-12-25 22:25]

Bonjour John
Belle capture nocturne de hôtel de ville avec les décorations scintillantes
Meilleurs vœux de fin d'année

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)
  • [2017-12-25 23:13]

Hello John,

A superb nocturnal shot of this impressive city hall building, with good sharpness and perfect density levels. A safe, happy & prosperous New Year to you!

Hi John
A lively urban scene with strong focal of interest as the Town Hall building is illuminated by glowing Christmas light and vibrant colours under the night sky. Contrast and clarity are subtle, a fine depiction of a wonderful festive season, Congrats
Best regards

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)
  • [2017-12-26 8:45]

Fantastic Christmas card, ideal night photo of the city hall with festive decorations, thanks for wishes
regards Ryszard

mooie avond plaat John,
niet echt eenvoudig, want het is geen blue hour,
goed neergezet fraaie plaat John.
gr. jaap

Salut john,
Une belle photo nocturne bien prise, les lumières bien capturées font un bon effet pour présenter cet hotel de ville.

Dag John
Hoewel het al donker was toen je deze foto nam, zet je Maldegem met deze mooie statige foto prachtig in het zonnetje en als ik je notitie lees, zeer terecht.
Groet uit een koud Haarlem met helaas behoorlijk wat buien, Rob

Holiday's eve marvelous illuminations, an abundance of small bulbs shed beautiful warm light, John, contrast of what assume a cold night.
Fine distinct photo, though I'd use a lower ISO number, merely my humble opinion.
My best regards,

Hi John,
lovely city hall, I don't recall seeing it before at least not at the nighttime.
Great quality if you took it handheld.
The square feels elegant and festive.
Very well done!!

Hello John, an excellent night-time shot of the city hall.
It looks quite magnificent with the tower illuminated, and all the Christmas lights in the fg.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Hi John,
An excellent night shot of the illuminated city hall of your municipality !
Congratulations on the steadiness of your hand !
I like the mixture between the white lights of the tower and the golden trees.
All my best wishes for a very good 2018 !
Kindest regards.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)
  • [2018-01-03 4:45]


beautiful shapes of this public building. nice nocturne view of it with a good quality. TFS.
take care


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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-01-05 8:35]

Hallo John!
What a wonderful town hall! The exposure in your photo is spot-on, a real challenge. Worth seeing, really worth seeing! Thank you for the interesting note!
Greetings from wet, muddy and grey Westphalia! Have a nice weekend!

Hello John,
A beautiful wish card, this illuminated architecture is splendid.
Happy New year for you and yours.

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