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Cathedaral Brussels XI

Cathedaral Brussels XI
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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: 2012-08-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/1.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-13 7:07
Viewed: 748
Points: 76
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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

A visit to Brussels 2012, this picture comes out of my archive.

The statue in foreground you can see Boudewijn, Duke of Brabant, Count of Hainaut, Prince of Belgium, ruled as royal prince in the period 1950-1951 and from 1951 to 1993 as King of the Belgians
The Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula is a church building in the old center of Brussels, in Brabant Gothic. The construction of the cathedral was started in the beginning of the 13th century under the leadership of Duke Henry I of Brabant.

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Ciao john, great view of fantastic cathedral, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good weekend ciao Silvio

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9986 W: 157 N: 16407] (127643)
  • [2018-01-13 7:30]

Witaj John!
Beautiful cathedral.
Amazing building.
The facade makes impression.
Good frame and composition.
Nice colors and light.
Well done.
Nice weekend.

Hello John,
A fine photo with a perfect symmetry. Even the people in the street have placed themselves almost perfectly. The wonderful sharpness and luminosity allows us a very good look at the architectural details of this magnificent Gothic cathedral.
Kind regards,

Hello dear John,
A topclass entry here in your gallery.
Both the photographic qualifications of this capture and the rich notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto sa spomenikom i Katedralom, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep skulptura na spomeniku i fasada Katedrale sa lepim detaljima.
Lepo mesto sa zlenim drvcem, klupama za odmor i druzenje u hladovini.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Ciao John
Inquadratura diretta e perfetta per questa cattedrale dall'architettura gotica.
Il tuo archivio e sicuramente ricco di bellezze locali come questa.
Buona domenica

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)
  • [2018-01-13 9:03]

Beautiful Gothic cathedral and fantstic photo with perfect symmetrical composition and excellent details, simply superb
regards Ryszard

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6105 W: 277 N: 11863] (91338)
  • [2018-01-13 9:34]

Hello John ,
Parfait cadrage de cette belle cathédrale avec le buste au premier plan .

Hi John,

The trees are framing well the cathedral. I like the statue in front of it. The point of view is showing the details of the cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula. I took a picture of it on April 27 and 29, 2011 when visiting Belgium. I might be in Belgium im March 2018. Have a nice day.


Büyük Usta,
Fotoğrafta seyredene ilk çarpan şey:Netlik.
Netlik mükemmelliği fotoğrafı harika yapıyor.
Işık için herhalde bekledin,çünkü böyle harika olması en uygun zamanda ancak mümkünleşir.
Büyük UsTa,

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1849 W: 417 N: 6708] (27092)
  • [2018-01-13 11:13]

Hello John,

This is a beautiful photograph of the main west facade of this fine cathedral, beautifully portrayed in a fine symmetrical composition with the statue of Boudewijn perfectly placed centrally. I like too how the lower parts of the church are nicely framed by trees on either side.

Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


Hi John
A very attractive architecture that stood the test of time and extremely well composed photograph, full with many great photographic attributes from fg right through to b/g. An exquisite shot, Congrats
Best regards

Hello John,
I like your POV that has resulted in almost perfect alignment of the bust with the cathedral gate. The cathedral itself is very ornate, too.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Encore une pierre précieuse dans votre coffre à bijoux !
C'est avec un grand plaisir de voir cet édifice religieux présenté de cette façon.
Très belle réussite.

Salut John,
Très belle architecture gothique, c'est bien cadrée avec cette vue de face avec le complément de la statue et l'effet de symétrie donné par les feuillages verts, belle lumière et parftaite netteté pour apprécier tous les détails de la façade.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2018-01-14 0:04]

Hello John,
Excellent postcard showing the cathedral in Brussels. Perfect symmetry, great colours. Awesome sharpness. splendid Gothic architecture. Have a sunny Sdunday

Kind regrad s MAlgo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-01-14 0:46]

Hello John,
nice the view as the symmetry of the Cathedral of Brussels with the statue on the foreground to completes perfect the scenery.Excellent the light and the colour managment of the image.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2018-01-14 1:09]


quel bel équilibre dan sl'image fantastique compo et iamge avec ces deux arbre vert la proportion est parfaite cette statue devant la cathédrale et quelle cathédrale quelle architecture fine superbe
Bravo et beau dimanche

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2018-01-14 3:02]

Hallo John,
Een prachtige foto van de voorkant van deze prachtige kathedraal met vele mooi details. Het zachte licht doet alles heel mooi uitkomen. De voorgrond met de boompjes aan weerszijden en het borstbeeld in het midden is ook erg mooi.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)
  • [2018-01-14 3:15]

Hello John,

An impressive cathedral reminiscent of the Notre Dame in Paris, with good sharpness and symmetry. The fg bust adds depth and layering to the composition as well as a focal point. Tfs!

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-01-14 3:36]

Dear John!
Amazing church, amazing facade.
Fine sculpture.
Ideal POV.
Perfect composition.
Very good exposure and capture.
Superb contrast and sharpness.
Fine black frame.
Well done!


Hello John,

You composed this really well!
The statue of Boudewijn, Duke of Brabant, is perfectly placed for the cathedral to doorway to act as a pseudo halo around his head.
He also acts like a guide, welcoming us to the cathedral which is a stunning building and captured with excellent clarity in your photograph.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hi John.
Splendid POV, which shows all the beauty of the Gothic façade of this magnificent cathedral, very animated the scene with the presence of all these people walking or sitting on the benches, I guess enjoying a good time.
Good perspective of the image, very pleasing to the eye.
Colorful, sharpness and brightness are captured excellently.
Very good composition, magnificent presentation.
Good afternoon and happy start of the week.
Warm greetings.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2018-01-14 9:17]

Bonjour John
Belle architecture de la cathédrale bien présenter entre les arbres et la statue, belle lumière, bon choix du format, belle présentation
Désolée pour Knokke! je ne sais pas ou est la limite pour Knokke le Zoute, tenez moi au courant et je changerai, merci
Bonne soirée

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2457 W: 34 N: 4465] (25027)
  • [2018-01-14 13:14]

Dag John

Mooie, klassieke presentatie van de Sint Michielskathedraal. Het standbeeld van Boudewijn vind ik op zich niet zo geslaagd, maar het staat wel mooi binnen de foto.



Hello John,

great image of this Cathedral, I like the vertical composition, details are excellent, I like the facade of the building, well seen,

Best regards,


Dag John
Een mooi strakke foto van de Brusselse kathedraal. Je hebt de koning mooi in het kader van de kerkdeur geplaatst. Daardoor is een uitstekende statige compositie ontstaan die zowel de voormalige koning als de kerk recht doet.
Groet uit een kletsnat en winderig Haarlem, Rob

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2018-01-15 6:14]

Bonjour mon ami
Très jolie vue sur la cathédrale sous une belle luminosité estivale, en ce moment le soleil est absent
Sincères amitiés

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-01-15 8:11]

John, here you show us a monumental church in a monumental photo. The centered view make this grand building even more impressive. I have been there twice and I especially remember the outstanding stained glass windows.
In the photo I also like the "relaxed" summerly atmosphere.
See you!

Hello, John!

I like the beautiful and imposing architecture of this cathedral, and the symmetry with which you show it! The details were captured with excellent light and sharpness, and this statue is good to give more depth to the scene! Wonderful composition!

Hi John,
I am truly ashamed to admit it but I really don't recall seeing Brussel's cathedral before. It seems quite similar to Paris Notre Dame or York Minster. Very impressive architecture. I must remember it when I plan a trip to this beautiful city.
I like your frontal symmetry, it is just perfect!
Excellent work,

mooie foto John,
goed neergezet fraaie compositie,
mooi standpunt goede plaat weer John.
gr. jaap

hI John,
Splendid image for Cathedaral Brussels.
Lights are superb. Excellent shot, I like it very much.
Best regards

Hallo John,
Hier ben ik natuurlijk al heel vaak voorbij gekomen. Soms ook met een camera maar ik vind nooit een echt geschikte plaats om de ideale foto van de kathedraal te nemen.
Jouw foto lijkt dat ideaal dan toch wel sterk te benaderen.
Een prachtig beeld van de statige kathedraal, mooi met bomen ingekaderd aan beide zijden en met de buste vooraan in beeld.
Mooi licht en natuurlijke kleuren. Zoals altijd uitstekende scherpte.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello again,

I missed a few shots from you. It is a very nice symmetric composition, which is a worthy portrayal of this church. I also made a few photos from it, but it was night and cold, so didn't bother with technical perfection.

Best Wishes,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)
  • [2018-02-01 14:37]


the façade of this cathedral made me remember something of notre dame of paris, anyway they are very different. very nice use of the sculpture and the frontal view of the cathedral. perfect.
take care


Heel mooi in "beeld" gebracht,
precies gepast, zeer sterk !

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