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Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2457 W: 34 N: 4465] (25027)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-12-28
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Nikon D3200, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-01 3:48
Viewed: 529
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
De Panne is a small town on the Belgian North Sea coast. It has a large sandy beach, which is popular for walking and all sorts of sports.

A sail wagon is a lightweight wind driven vehicle. They can go very fast and land sailing can be very spectacular.

We usually visit De Panne around the new year on a quiet winter break from all the festivities and parties. Going for walks, feeling the wind, doing nothing much. This year the winds were rather strong.


Best wishes to everyone at this site for 2018.
May the wind blow forever in your advantage.


song tite reference: Muddy Waters

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To Sergiom: escapade en bord de merBennyV 1 2018-01-02 02:19
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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)
  • [2018-01-01 4:27]

Dag Benny,

Even De Panne aangedaan, er wordt stevig gereden met deze zeilwagens, er gebeuren regelmatig ongevallen mee.
Uw foto is mooi, met een deel strand en een deel van de zee.
U plaatste de zeilwagen mooi aan de kant, op de juiste plaats.
Heel mooi foto werk bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen,

Hi Benny
Ahoy there on land!

Must be an exciting sport which depends entirely on wind power that you have got such a great shot. The 'three-wheeled yacht' is spot on position at the third produces good balance for composition stability, the brightness is just right, well exposed and the water actions adds some depth as well as an indication of wind direction.

The rich punchy colours and long shadows are real bonus heightening it to a very appealing overall capture. Great capture, Congrats

Happy New Year 2018
Best regards

Bonjour Benny

Même en fin décembre vous pouvez vous permettre ce genre d'escapade en bord de mer. Je vous envie un petit peu. L’embarcation est bien placée dans le cadre et la lumière est parfaite.

Bonne année 2018


ciao Benny,
very good shot whit the strips of water in the sand and, so far, the sea. the under exposure create a very good effect.
ciao, Giacomo

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)
  • [2018-01-01 8:35]

I like such minimalist photos, you have created a lot of minimalism with this sand sailing vehicle, an excellent photo
Best wishes for 2018!
regards Ryszard

Hello Benny,

Excellent, simple composition, which obeys the rule of the thirds.

Best Wishes,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9986 W: 157 N: 16407] (127643)
  • [2018-01-01 11:28]

Witaj Benny!
Nice beach, very curious view.
Good frame, colors and light.
Sand yachting makes impression.
Good evening.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2018-01-01 14:56]

Hallo Benny,
De horizontale afwisseling tussen zand en water maakt een erg aantrekkelijk compositie. De golven op zee zorgen bovendien voor een mooi patroon op de achtergrond. De strandzeiler is een mooie toevoeging, er stond duidelijk een stevige wind, maar ook het warme zonlicht is prachtig. De beste wensen voor een heel mooi 2018!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2018-01-02 0:04]

hello Benny,

Happy healthy and prosperous New Year! Many wonderful journeys and photos! Lovely view from the coast.

Regards MAlgo

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2018-01-02 0:35]


Bonne année 2018, tous mes vœux
quelle vue ce char à voile sur le sable avec ces tons bleu et blanc et les vagues en fond la mer et ces lignées sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-01-02 2:47]

Dear Benny!
Fine minimalistic take.
Superb sail.
Fine seascape.
Good high point of view.
Good composition, perfect geometry.
Nice colours.
Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12031 W: 126 N: 21762] (111179)
  • [2018-01-02 2:50]

Hi Benny,magnificent minimalistic composition from the belgian coast,in this cold,windy but sunny day of the start of winter. I like a lot the quality and the bright colors. All the best to you too and thanks,Luciano

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2734 W: 1353 N: 3117] (39547)
  • [2018-01-02 4:16]

Hi Benny

so exciting to sail on the beach, apparently there is a strong wind if I look at the surface of the sea

Ciao Benny, lovely composition with fantastic beach, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2018-01-02 9:31]

Bonjour Benny
Une belle journée a la mer du Nord en cette fin d'année, bien sur j'aime la composition, les couleurs, l'agitation de la mer, normalement ce mois ci , je retourne 3 jours a Knokke
Meilleurs vœux 2018

Hello Benny, excellent picture of this beautiful and interesting composition, 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. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.
Happy 2018 for you and your family.

Hello Benny,
I love photos of vehicles, especially if the vehicle involved is as rare as this sail wagon. Very nice catch, rendered nicely.
Happy 2018 to you, too!

Hi Benny.
I know this place - years ago we took a tram which went all the way along the coast; we got off in a couple of places. I remember the name De Panne, but I can't be sure if we got out there. It was a freezing grey day in January. Anyway, it's a classical composition, with the sailing vehicle superbly placed against a pleasing pattern of parallel lines, textures and colours. I must admit, I wondered if it was a model at first. But from your note I see it is a thrilling sort of experience for those who 'sail' these minimalistic vehicles.
Regards and happy new year to you.

What a fine composition with this small "sail wagon" or "sand yacht" on the foreshore !
Great compo with the different layers of blue sea streams on the sand as well as the sea and breaking waves in the background.
Very attractive indeed !
Is it a sea-gull that I can spot on the sea ?
TFS and best regards.

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