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Castle Boeverbos III

Castle Boeverbos III
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25077 W: 520 N: 42342] (181384)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-09
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-08 9:51
Viewed: 576
Points: 76
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Castle “Boeverbos” Bruges

Again, a castle out of the series private where the owner no comment about his castle.
I got the permission for make a reporting about this castle.
Very nice garden and a lovely kitchen-garden around this private domain.
Also, horse and other animals are present.
This castle is not big but pleasant for look at, since 2007 totally restored.
You can see the old brickwork and the older part in stucco.

I hope you can enjoy.

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Shooting Date/Time
9/11/2009 12:37:15
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4368 x 2912
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hello John one of the your classic view that you made us enjoy so much, as usual great reflections and warm colours

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9748 W: 57 N: 16678] (61680)
  • [2018-02-08 10:25]

Hallo John,
Wat een mooie naam van het kasteel. De bakstenen en witte muren en het witte torentje zijn ook prachtig en het kasteel op het eiland wordt zo mooi omlijst door de herfstbomen. De spiegelingen zijn de kers op de taart.

Dobro vece.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i stara arhitektura, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep refleks na vodi i zeleno drvce, lep dvorac.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Interesting and beautiful view, good text ...
Beautifully displayed place and old architecture, good contrast, nice colors, nice moment.
A nice reflex on the water and a green tree, a beautiful castle.
Good text about the used technique and the elements of the image.
I wish you a quiet night, all the best.

Hello John, excellent picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the charming castle, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hallo John,
What an amazing capture this is of the castle.
I like the beautiful reflection and the fine details. Composition is splendid, clarity excellent.
Best regards

Hallo John,
De parkomgeving zorgt voor een idyllisch zicht. Je hebt er handig gebruik van gemaakt d.m.v. het frame met de vele bomen en hun weerspiegelingen.
De gevallen bladeren verspreid over het gazon en het wateroppervlak maken het zicht nog mooier.
Ik heb de indruk dat het kasteel volledig door water omgeven is. Enkel via een brug krijgt men toegang.
Het deel in rode baksteen lijkt een beetje een apart gebouw te zijn of tenminste niet gelijktijdig met het grotere witte gebouw neergezet. Een eigenaardige combinatie.
Een zeer aantrekkelijke compositie met een ruime opening in het gebladerte om het volledige kasteel te kunnen tonen.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hi John,
a very beautiful image of the castle surrounded by a wonderful autumnal vegetation.
I like the colors of the season and the reflections of the whole ensemble on the water, in a very aesthetical mirror effect.
The luminosity is good, the colors are splendid, and the framing is chosen well.
A great composition, my friend.
Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Tu possédais encore de magnifiques trésors cachés, merci de nous en faire profiter, car cette présentation est tout simplement superbe !
Admiration !

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10356 W: 161 N: 17201] (131029)
  • [2018-02-08 12:13]

Witaj John!
Beautiful castle.
Excellent composition, very impressive reflection.
Good frame and colors.
Well done.
Good evening.

Hello, John!

Beautiful and different castle, captured with perfect sharpness and a beautiful reflection on the calm waters of this lake in front of it! The view is beautifully framed by the leaves, making the composition very attractive! Well done!

Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The trees are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details of the Boeverbos castle. Have a nice day.


Hi John,

Splendid view. Excellent photo. Lovely place and a well preserved castle.



Hi John
Lovely viewpoint as the trees on both sides have framed this wonderfully in a curtain like effect transforming the entire visual setting so relaxing & enticing.
Focus of attention is still on the beautiful castle and the mirror still reflections. Fabs capture
Best wishes


A postcard perfect image. The reflection finishes the image off nicely. A beautiful look here. Very well done


Hi John,
So beautiful with these perfect water reflections, well taken, good sharpness and light management, tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12316 W: 126 N: 22223] (113151)
  • [2018-02-09 1:44]

Salut John. Une capture absolument parfaite de ce chateau avec une architechture tres jolie et une peu curieuse et difference. L'ambience de l'automne avec ses couleurs donne un charme magnifique a la composition,et la qualite' est tres haute malgre' la lumiere difficile,bien fait! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello John,
It's a very elegant small castle with interesting architectural features and beautiful surroundings. The pond is a perfect mirror and the nearest trees are natural frames for this nice photo.
Kind regards,

Hello John,

You just could not have framed this better!
The autumnal trees border the scene with bronze leaves, linking well colourwise, to the brick part of the building, in the centre.
The castle is strongly placed to get the maximum effect from its shape and its reflection, perfectly reproduced in the still water.
I like it very much!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello John,
This castle is decidedly out of the ordinary. I like how you have captured it looking through the trees. Agreeable lights and colours and some delightful reflections. Excellent photography as always.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3679 W: 0 N: 8609] (60441)
  • [2018-02-09 8:56]

what a beautiful water palace, beautiful architecture and reflections are also attractive. High quality photo of a beautiful subject
regards Ryszard

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-09 12:55]

Dear John!
Amazing castle, amazing natural scenery.
Nice reflection.
Superb lightness and colours.
Good contrast and sharpness.
Fine cut and frame.
Original work.
Well done!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-02-09 16:12]

Hello John,
Interesting view of Castle “Boeverbos” Bruges with amazing reflection in the water.
The point of view is showing nice details.
Good work.

Ciao John
il castello non sembra molto grande, ma è sicuramente completo, ha le torri, il ponte e il fossato, tutto in perfetto ordine e con l'aggiunta di un ottimo riflesso.
Buon we

Hello John,
I like the symmetry, reflections and the autumn foliage.

Good morning dear John,
Yet another topclass capture and entry in your gallery .
A perfect lecture for perfect pov.
Very nice mirroring effect and perfect sharpness as well as light management.
Nice framed.
TFS and have a nice weekend

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14510 W: 0 N: 16401] (176235)
  • [2018-02-10 1:59]


quel sreflet su rle plan d'eau fantastique quelle bâtisse de calsse avec l'tange le parc quelle architecture et mise en valeur parfaite superbe vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1887 W: 417 N: 6871] (27676)
  • [2018-02-10 3:29]

Hello John,

What a fascinating note you have written and what a most delightful photograph of this very attractive private castle!

The castle might not be huge but you have captured it here in a most pleasing composition across the foreground lake with its glorious reflections while the overhanging branches provide the perfect frame.

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


Kind Regards,


Ciao John, great view of fantastic castle, fascinating reflections, wonderful autumnal colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-02-10 6:14]

Hallo John!
I would like to make this photo one of my favourites - but unfortunately this isn't possible. All here is perfect and the beautiful castle is shown in a fine way. Obviously a most worth visiting place! Thank you for showing it!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16196 W: 159 N: 28237] (148514)
  • [2018-02-10 8:23]

Bonjour John
Intéressante architecture de deux style différents du château, bien cadrer entre les arbres, l'effet de miroir excellent, belle présentation
Bonne soirée

Dag John
Een merkwaardige combinatie deze bakstenen gevel voor de gepleisterde wanden van het oudere gebouw. Een duidelijk signaal dat de architect zijn eigen stempel op het geheel wilde drukken. Een prachtige foto waarbij het de moeite waard is om het dubbel te zien.
Prettige zondag, Groet Rob

Hello John,
The place was nicely renovated, and the sight is wonderful.
POV through the trees and across the surrounding ditch was superbly rendered.
Neat and distinct details with a fine reflection.
Good afternoon,

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy evening
excellent capture with a fantastic castle
this photo seems like a scenery from a
movie film beautiful garden and a lovely
kitchen garden around this private
domain I love the peaceful landscape
and here the atmosphere us unique
and the question is which is the
original castle ???difficult to understand
because the original one has been executed perfectly
with its ref;ection

Hi John
Spectacular and beautiful composition, very original construction with varied volumes combining the areas of brick, with others painted in white, ideal as it is framed between both trees and the pond in front, which gives some wonderful reflections of the castle and trees.
Excellent POV, with very good lighting, color and sharpness to enjoy the details.
Very good work. I like it
Have a good start to the week.
Very best regards.

Olá, John!

Foto incrível, os reflexos são lindíssimos. Interessante como os galhos superiores "apontam" para esse bonito castelo. Cores bonitas e luz suave.
Bom trabalho!

fraai kasteeltje,
hele mooie gekaderde foto goede kleuren mooie compositie erg fraai werk John.
gr. jaap

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 2 N: 1474] (8003)
  • [2018-02-18 13:09]

Hi John,
a very nice place indeed, it would suit my simple needs:)It's taken during a nice and clear Autumn day, with excellent sharpness, composition and colors. A very attractive shot taken from a good spot and framed by the trees, well done!

Have a nice evening/

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10489 W: 174 N: 18802] (83583)
  • [2018-02-26 15:30]


very beautiful and unusual shapes of the small castle mixing white areas and brick parts. I liked the use of these reflections here. perfect and very beautiful.

take care


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