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Burg Square III

Burg Square III
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24818 W: 520 N: 41789] (179260)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-02-10
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/0.9, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-10 8:13
Viewed: 586
Points: 58
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Place BURG square.

The current square is surrounded by various historic buildings, such as the former Landhuis van het Brugse Vrije, the former Civil Registry, the Town Hall, the Holy Blood Basilica and the former St. Donaasproosdij.
Since the demolition of the Sint-Donaas Cathedral in 1799, the square has nearly doubled in area to approximately 1.1 hectares, and thus larger than the Grote Markt. However, it continues to split up into two identifiable, contiguous parts.
A short street, called Burgstraat, runs between the Burg and Philipstockstraat.
De Burg is today - in addition to a favorite setting for various performances and performances - an important tourist attraction.

I hope you can enjoy.

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Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep trg i drvece, lepe fasade i prozori.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vec i mirna noc, sve najbolje.

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day Sunday
pleasant landscape with old buildings
and simple architectural details
shadows and ights play together
I like the composition and generally
here is a photo with great sharpness
and lightness

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10081 W: 161 N: 16609] (128447)
  • [2018-02-10 9:41]

Witaj John!
A very nice square, a brick building on the right makes an impression.
Good POV and composition.
I like colors and light.
Well done.
Nice sunday.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15943 W: 159 N: 27814] (146112)
  • [2018-02-10 9:57]

Bonjour John
Une image toute fraîche d'aujourd'hui, plus de soleil à Bruges qu'ici à Liège, j'aime l'arbre se dessinant sur les façades blanches, bon POV, belle réalisation
Bonne soirée

Hello John, very good photograph of this interesting public space with interesting buildings in the background, 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 Sunday.
Warm greetings from the south of Spain.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9481 W: 57 N: 16136] (59726)
  • [2018-02-10 13:11]

Hallo John,
Wat een mooie pleintje, vooral het gebouw aan de rechterkant met de trapgevel is prachtig en dankzij het zonlicht springt het van het scherm af, vooral ten opzichte van de witte buren. De strakblauwe lucht is een mooie achtergrond en de compositie is uitstekend.

Ciao John
bellissima giornata, per fortuna lo era anche in Toscana, la luce ha illuminato la bella facciata a destra, mentre a sinistra la facciata è disegnata dall'ombra del grande albero.
Buona domenica

Hello John,
I like your POV. Well-maintained old buildings around the square give it a special charm.

Hi John,

The wideness of the square is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the buildings. The colors are very good. Have a nice day.


Bonjour, cher ami John,
Encore une présentation très appréciée par la beauté des lieux mélangeant habilement ancien et moderne.
Cette grande place où s’élèvent de grands arbres.
La joliesse d'ensemble est manifeste.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10528 W: 146 N: 26477] (127325)
  • [2018-02-10 23:49]

Hello John, After some archive picture we can see here the photo fresh as the French baguette. Lovely view of this square in the nice sunny day. It seems that there are no tourists in low season. Beautiful composition, wonderful colours.

Kind regrads MAlgo

Salut John,
Belle architecture pour les fçades autour de cette place, la netteté et la luminosité sont bien gérées, belle valorisation des lieux.

Hello John,
A very pleasant photo from the square on a wonderfully sunny day. Nice buildings, fine colours and perfect sharpness.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
The winter light is very appealing and ideal for illuminating these beautiful façades. I like the point of view and the light and shadow contrasts. Excellent technical quality.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 0 N: 16256] (173634)
  • [2018-02-11 3:04]


fantastique place avec ces bande au sol sur le pavage le cadrage tout à dropite avec l'angle est aprfait ces arbres et quel rendu et éclairage sur ces facade fantastique vue.
Bravo et beau dimanche

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12105 W: 126 N: 21889] (111705)
  • [2018-02-11 4:34]

Salut John,une belle place,pas trop grande mais avec des jolies facades,parfaite capture avec une tres bonne exposition et excellents details aussi. Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-11 4:35]

Dear John!
Nice lightness and colours.
Ideal weather.
Marvelous theme. Superb architecture.
Wonderful square.
Excellent houses.
Nice trees.
Good cut and frame.
Original image.
Well done!

Hi John
This is a fabulous morning capture absolutely cheering sunshiny image when the light thrown on the beautiful buildings and the surroundings with pleasant looking sky. I should say it is a well timed shot along with perfect composition, great colours, lovely detail and good human touch. A lovely shot
Best regards

Hello John,

You had a beautiful day for this photograph; it was not nearly so bright in our part of the U.K.
The light is lovely and the shadows from that focal tree make interesting patterns on the facades of the buildings. Those buildings are excellent focal images in their own right, each very different but captured with fine clarity.

My warm regards,
Bev 😊

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1860 W: 417 N: 6741] (27238)
  • [2018-02-11 13:46]

Hello John,

How nice now to have a photograph from the present time - you must be having better weather than we are as this is a beautifully sunny photograph.

The bright low-angled winter sun streams through the bare branches of those trees casting lovely shadows on the facades of the buildings on the right which stand out brilliantly against a deep azure sky. Even the lines on the roadway lead the eye into the picture towards those brightly lit buildings in this very fine composition.

Glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and clarity.


Kind Regards,


Ciao John, great view of beautiful square with fantastic facades, shame parked cars, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-02-12 14:43]

Hello John,
Interesting view of Bruges square with historic buildings.
The point of view is showing nice details.
Good work, nice presentation.

Hi John,
you've caught this beautiful square in a great moment of the day, the nice light provides a few fantastic shades on the ground and on the houses, and gives a high chromatic quality in the ensemble.
I like the peaceful and calm atmosphere that we can feel in your photo, and the splendid architecture as well.
It's a beautiful job, my friend.
Kind regards,

Hi John,
lovely square captured in a fantastic winter light. The sun seems low yet the brightness is very strong.
Very eye catching play of the light and shadows. Well asymmetrically taken. Interesting contrast of the trees and buildings.
The strongest point is definitely the brilliant light.
Excellent capture,

mooie Brugse plaat John,
goed licht fraaie compositie, die auto's ja onvermijdelijk, erg mooi werk.
gr. jaap

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14662 W: 1049 N: 29891] (140565)
  • [2018-02-15 22:44]

Bonjour John

Good sharpness and nice textural and tonal details in the fg. I like the warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and the red roofs. The grey & white zebra crossing adds strong lead in lines and good dynamism. Tfs!

Hello John,
A great winter daylight upon the old square buildings, the architecture's styles shown beautifully.
The naked tree allow extra space to look at, and the flags with the colors of the parking cars - all vividly appearing on the scene.Good afternoon,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10294 W: 174 N: 18363] (81809)
  • [2018-02-27 15:48]


splendid view with the sun light enhancing the beauty of these façades. this group of buildings looks like friends posing for you. very beautiful place and photo.

take care


Hallo John,
Een schitterende foto waarop de mooie architectuur en het heldere winterweer de hoofdrol spelen.
Vooral de hoek helemaal rechts ziet er bijzonder fraai uit.
Een prachtig detail is de schaduw van de grote boom op de witte gevels. Het lijkt alsof er een boom op deze gevels geverfd is.
Op de echte boomstammen en hun dikste takken vinden we een mooi spel van licht en schaduw terug.
Uiterst scherpe voorstelling!
Vele groeten, Paul

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