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Sashuis Brugge VII

Sashuis Brugge VII
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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: 2008-01-26
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, hama HR UV 77 IV
Exposure: f/1.4, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-12 9:36
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Points: 74
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A Sashuis is a home of a sasmaster or lock keeper.

If it is a sluice, the building is sometimes called a spui house. More specifically, this name is used when the house with the sas, or with the doors, forms a whole, such as the lock at Lier, or the sashuis at Herdersem. The term is also known from the book (and film and television series based on it) "De Filosoof van 't Sashuis" by Maurits Sabbe, where the story takes place around the sashuis at the Minnewater in Bruges
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Hello John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting building, 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 beginning of the week.
Warm greetings from the south of Spain.

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i stara arhitektura, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lep refleks na vodi i fasada, lepi prozori i krov sa dimnjakom.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam mirnu noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Good evening, sir.
A nice look and a moment, interesting text ...
Beautifully displayed place and old architecture, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice caught moment. Nice reflex on the water and facade, nice windows and a roof with a chimney.
Good text on the used technique and the elements of the image.
I wish you a quiet night, all the best in the new week that started, happy.

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  • ric50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 202] (769)
  • [2018-02-12 10:25]

Hi John,
A good composition that benefits from the position you took by the wall. Fine detail on the walls of the building and the reflections in that deep blue water are the real star for me .



Hello John,
Very pleasant light and colours and perfect reflections in this photo. The lock keeper must have been an important person, judging from the elegant design of his house. I think there are some more interesting buildings on the right side but they are mainly hidden by the yellow tree. It doesn't matter that we can't see them properly, because the tree is beautiful enough.
Kind regards,

If I remember, there is a famous shop of premium chocolate around the corner. And there are many more. Lovely photo from gorgeous Brugge. Great as always, my friend.

Hi John,

The reflections on the w3ater are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the house. The shrpness is very good. Have a nice day.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10356 W: 161 N: 17201] (131029)
  • [2018-02-12 13:20]

Witaj John!
A very nice house,
Excellent presentation.
Good frame and colors.
Nice composition and super reflection in water.
Well done.
Good night.

Ciao John
molto bella questa caratteristica architettura e bella anche la tua foto, è caratterizzata dal magnifico riflesso.

Hello John,
This is a very interesting structure, both a house and a gate. I like the textures and the reflections.

Hi John
A fascinating capture of the old sluice house by the still waterway taken from an excellent viewpoint in such brill weather, colours and highlights. It's well sets off with the gorgeous water detail hold as firm focal. A pleasure to view this restful image. Super shot, Congrats.
Best wishes

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16196 W: 159 N: 28237] (148514)
  • [2018-02-12 22:49]

Hi John
Magnifique capture des reflets du bâtiment et de l'arbre, perspective du muret, l'architecture est intéressante, une lumière et des couleurs douces de saison
Belle journée

Good morning,
Nice view of the building bridge along the urban canal. It looks great, a typical image from your area.


Salut John,
Une jolie présentation de ce bâtiment avec sa vue en reflets à la surface de l'eau, bon effet de profondeur d'image avec le mur en avant-plan.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10765 W: 146 N: 27099] (129753)
  • [2018-02-13 0:07]

Hello John,

Nice view of this lock keeper house in Bruges. But I do not actually understand what the keeper did here. where is the lock? Maybe he just maintained it somewhere. Nice picture with the reflections. Nice place close to my favorite Begijnhof.

Kind regrads Malgo

Hello John,
I like the slightly oblique point of view on the sluice house and the use of the wall as a lead-line. Also, the soft lights and colours and those lovely reflections. Excellent rendering of the beautiful detail in the brickwork.

Hello John,

You had beautiful light on this calm January day so that the reflections were strong and uninterrupted by ripples. Your angle is well chosen too, and we not only get good guide lines to the sharp Sashuis but we obtain a good understanding of its setting. The willow tree is a very important element in the scene and more particularly in the reflection.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hello John,

good image of this building, I like the beautiful composition with its reflection, the angle you chose is also interesting, well done,

Best regards,


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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-13 8:19]

Dear John!
Wonderful architecture on the water.
Nice reflection, fine mirror effect.
Good POV and DOF.
Good exposure and capture.
Marvelous bright and colours.
Fine framing.
Well done!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-02-13 15:56]

Hello John,
Interesting view of old building with great reflection in the water.
The point of view is showing nice details.
Good work, fine presentation.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Ces archives cachées sont un pur régal pour les yeux et nos informations sur la ville.
Un très beau sujet.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9748 W: 57 N: 16678] (61680)
  • [2018-02-13 23:05]

Hallo John,
Een prachtige foto van dit huis en de schitterende architectuur, met name van de trapgevels en de kleine torentjes. The spiegelingen zijn ook zeer mooi in het lichte kabbelende water. De wilg rechts van het gebouw doet het ook goed vanwege de groenige kleuren.

Hello John,
A magnificent view of this building.
Nice colors and excellent sharpness a good pov and nice architectural details.
Best regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12316 W: 126 N: 22223] (113151)
  • [2018-02-14 1:12]

Salut John,composition tres jolie,pas de monde dedans et une belle sensation de paix et calme,architechture magnifique et reflets brillants,super!! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Ciao John, great view of beautiful building, fascinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

mooi standpunt en fraaie plaat John,
fraaie balans heel goed neergezet,
goede plaat weer John.
gr. jaap

Hi John.
A great composition, with this beautiful building, built on the water, with those three arches in its foundations, through which the water passes, the reflections in the water and the tree on the right, complete a successful composition.
A beautiful color, which enhances the image.
Magnificent management of brightness and sharpness, to enjoy with the details.
Well seen and done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14510 W: 0 N: 16401] (176235)
  • [2018-02-16 5:27]


quelle image et compo quelle vue avec ces reflets fantastique captage et image quelle architecture et cet arbre ce saule superbe image et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié

Hello John,
marvelous photo with good light and distinct clarity, mirror on water and a fine outlines of the lock-master house.
the chimney and small turrets are wonderful object, an eyes catching elements.
Good choice with the side angle POV.
Good afternoon,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3679 W: 0 N: 8609] (60441)
  • [2018-02-16 8:20]

The building is very well captured, you have caught the whole building and its reflections on the water, a splendid photo
regards Ryszard

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14878 W: 1055 N: 30587] (143157)
  • [2018-02-17 5:06]

Hello John

The multi-arched bridge support of this building is very unusual. Good sharpness with fantastic reflections. The yellowed branches of the willow tree contrast well with the blue sky. Tfs!

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-02-19 11:15]

John, here you show us an interesting and unusual building - and a beautiful one! The different diagonals in the picture make it very attractive and somehow "dynamic". The reflections are another attraction here. A worth visiting place
Thank you for the informative note here!
See you!

Hi John
I do enjoy it, the lighting is a bit harsh but not much you can do about that. The architecture is strong and bold, yet also sophisticated and elegant, quite rich looking. the water reflections and tree branches on the right are bonus elements. lovely shot. cheers

Oi, John!

Ponto de vista excelente, com profundidade e perspectiva. Fotografar essa construção mais lateralmente foi uma boa ideia. O reflexo é um lindo detalhe e a parede curta é uma linha que converge para a construção.
Bom trabalho!

Büyük Usta,
Nefis bir belgesel fotoğraf.Usta elinden çıkmış harika bir yansıma,
Muhteşem kompozisyon.
Tebrikler Büyük Usta!
Bodrum'dan selamlar.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10489 W: 174 N: 18802] (83583)
  • [2018-03-01 5:58]


I guess I never had seen a house built above a canal and so near the surface of these waters. nice sample of local architecture. a compo with precious quality.

take care


U laat België weer van zo'n mooie kant zien,
hier ook weer een prachtige foto en altijd weer
helder en duidelijk !

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  • notrap Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 234 N: 674] (7248)
  • [2019-01-13 12:03]

Dag John,
zonneschijn in januari - dat is wat ik deze zondag heb gemist, het heeft de hele dag geregend. De foto is mooi, goed gebruik van de 16mm-lens om de reflectie mee te nemen. De kleuren zijn een beetje koel, maar ja, het is winter.
Viele Grüße aus Osnabrück,

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