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Augustijnerei bridge

Augustijnerei bridge
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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: 2015-12-12
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/2.8, 1/21 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-03 8:48
Viewed: 585
Points: 72
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Taken during a visit at Bruges

History of a part of the Augustijnendridge with three arches.
The Augustijnenrei is part of the first Bruges city wall and was dug in 1127-1128 together with the Smedenrei, the Speelmansrei and the Gouden-Handrei. Possibly the water and perhaps partly the bed of the, albeit unsightly, creek the Lane could be used. The Vlamingpoort was located near the Vlamingbrug. In 1270, the Augustijnenrei, together with the other inlets, was deepened to make shipping possible

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12/12/2015 12:57:28
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Dear John,

As always, you presented a nicely made picture with a precise crop.

Best Wishes,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9986 W: 157 N: 16407] (127643)
  • [2018-01-03 9:09]

Witaj John!
Beautiful old bridge, I like it.
Excellent composition and frame.
Amazing reflaction.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-01-03 9:26]

Hello John,
nice the view of the old stone made bridge with the created reflections to enhance even more the moody of the atmosphere.
The excellent light and colour management brings out the details of the image.


Hi John
maybe not one of the best weather days, we usually see lots of sunshine in your photos :) But thats ok, good to change it up a bit from time to time. Obviously the 3 arches are the main highlight, with their reflections too. but I also enjoy the buildings in the bg. Wish I could see it in person, love that stone bridge. cheers

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Inteesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lep most i refleks na vodi.
Zelim vam mirnu noc i dobar san, sve najbolje.

Good evening, sir.
An intriguing and beautiful view, good text ...
Beautifully shown place and moment, good contrast, beautiful colors, beautifully captured moment. Nice bridge and water reflex.
I wish you a quiet night and a good sleep, all the more

Hello John, very good photograph of this interesting bridge and its reflection, very well captured in this interesting 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 rest of the week.
Warm greetings from the south of Spain.

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
excellent postcard remitted
from you to all of us concerning
history of a part of the
Augustijnendridge with three arches

ciao John,
I like this view of a corner of old Europe, despite the dark daylight.
ciao, Giacomo

Hi John,

The reflections of the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the bridge and of the houses. The light is giving good colors rendering. Have a nice day.


Hi John,
Beautiful view of Bruges.
Interesting old bridge and architecture of houses.
Well done.
Best regards

Ciao John
un meraviglioso scorcio di Bruges ben fotografato.
Bellissimo riflesso, hai ottenuto un ottimo risultato nonostante la mancanza di luce.
Buon anno

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2018-01-03 14:23]

Hallo John,
Een prachtige impressie van een van de Brugse grachten. Het rustige weer zorg voor een mooi vlak water dat de brug en de huizen heel mooi weerspiegelt. Een mooie foto met een kalme, prettige sfeer.

Hello John,
I love those arches making almost complete circles with their reflections. Very nicely done!

Hi John
A beautiful and neat shot by the canal full of interesting architecture that evokes a peaceful atmosphere - an intriguing spot for photography even o a greyish day. The old bridge and the 'big eyes' on mirror still reflections are putting on a great show as strong eye stopper. Great angle this was taken from with feel of enough depth, the natural colours is apt and people's presence boosts liveliness! Exquisite take, Congrats
Best regards

Salut John,
Belle présentation avec ces reflets sur l'eau, bon effet de perspective également avec la vue en avnat-plan de la murette, très réussie ta photo.

Good morning John,
Nice capture of the bridge arcades. I like the artistic result of your POV. Well done!


Hello John,

There is a lot of history connected with this bridge and this area - I often think, "If only buildings could talk!'
You have given us an excellent face-on view of the bridge so that we can see its complete shape and its mirror-like reflections in the water. I like how the arches have become circles and, within them, we can see the extended, shimmering reflections of the b/g buildings.
For a day when the light was quite poor, you have created a photograph which is both sharp and well composed.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello John,
A very nice view of the bridge and the fine buildings in the street along the canal. The reflections seen in the circles under the arches look like almost abstract paintings. The bridge fills the space well, and the wall along the street to the left connects us with the central view. The photo is nicely exposed and the colours are good in spite of the slightly dull weather.
Kind regards,

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-01-04 1:40]

Dear John!
Superb bridge, amazing place, interesting architecture.
Marvelous natural brightness and colours.
Good perspective, ideal POV, good exposure and capture.
Marvelous composition.
Fine effect.
Interesting information.
Well done!

Hello John,
The old stone bridge makes a most delightful focal point. The background architecture is no less pleasant to view along with the reflections in the quiet waters of the canal. Ideally exposed with excellent colours and sharpness.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)
  • [2018-01-04 3:21]

Hello John,

I like the complete circle shapes formed by the near perfect reflections. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Excellent use of a shallow dof with the fg railing. Tfs!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2018-01-04 11:07]

Bonjour John
Superbe reflets dans les arches du vieux pont
perspective, couleurs et lumière bien préserver du moment,
belle réalisation
Belle soirée

Bonsoir, cher ami John,
C'est très bien de nous montrer ces images qui dormaient depuis trop longtemps.
Un choix de cadrage judicieux donnant à la réalisation un intérêt manifeste.

A perfect "3 eyes-reflection" under the bridge, John, even with mild winter light you managed a superb photo.
Not the best thing to do, but I'd probably bend over the railing to have even closer POV - but not so recommended action...
Good afternoon,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12031 W: 126 N: 21762] (111179)
  • [2018-01-05 2:20]

Salut John,le vieux pont,les vieilles facades,et toute l'atmosphere de l'hiver,sans neige mais tipiquement gris. Une composition riche et magnifique de haute qualite' malgre' la difficile lumiere,bien fait! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2018-01-05 2:25]


Quel rond quel effet avec le reflet un immense oeil quel pont de pierre et ces personnages qui le traversent avec ces reflet ces ronds de différentes grandeurs fantastique image et captage.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao John, great view of lovely bridge, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, have a good weekend, ciao Silvio

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-01-05 8:39]

John, even on grey days like this one can take wonderful photos. This is the proof. Especially the reflection of the bridge arches is a gorgeous detail in the photo.
Unfortunately you cut off a bit of the beautiful gables ...
Greetings from Siegen!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)
  • [2018-01-05 8:46]

Great capture of the stone bridge, thanks to the reflections it seems the bridge has three "eyes", perfect photo
regards Ryszard

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2018-01-05 17:02]

Hello John, another picture from your archive. Beautiful old bridge and fantastic reflections in the canal. Splendid composition.

Kind regards MAlgo

Hello, John!

The reflections on the water completing the circles below the bridge make the image very attractive, and the architecture around the river is beautiful! The details were captured with excellent light and sharpness! Wonderful composition! Very good job!

Hi John.
Wonderful composition with this ancient bridge, which gives incredible reflections on the canal, its three arches, actually look like circles due to the effect of the reflection, which also gives more charm to the beautiful facades.
Excellent POV, with very good lighting, color and sharpness to enjoy the details.
Very good work. I like it
Enjoy a happy Sunday.
Very best regards.

Hi John,
I like how you have seen this photo and its great graphical power.
The reflections of the arches of this bridge on the canal water, creates a beautiful visual effect, on having closed the three circles of them.
The cold atmosphere, the nice architecture and the perspective complete a composition very well executed.
Friendly regards,

fraaie Brugge plaat John,
mooi standpunt goede compositie sfeervol gewoon mooi dus.
gr. jaap

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)
  • [2018-01-13 4:46]


amazing view with a perfect combination of the arches of the bridge and that beautiful brick façade ahead. special reflections and medieval mood. TFS this beauty.

take care


Hallo John,
Ik heb eens een foto getoond genomen vanop deze brug met enkele vissers die wat verderop zaten.
Het zijn mooie huizenrijen langs een prachtig kanaal en de buurt wordt nog niet platgelopen door buitenlandse toeristen.
Mooie weerspiegelingen in het water met vooral de drie bogen van de brug die voor drie 'ogen' zorgen.
Het muurtje links leidt ons goed naar het beeld en zorgt voor extra diepte.
Vele groeten, Paul

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