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Lake of Love XX 2018

Lake of Love XX 2018
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-12
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/8, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-28 9:21
Viewed: 631
Points: 62
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Minnewater Bruges

My second picture out of the series around ‘Lake of Love’ this is the name of the area

Geography and water management,

To the south of Bruges, several tributary streams and brooks flowed into the Reie. The Kerkebeek, for example, flowed into the Reie just before crossing the fortification canal. All that water entered Bruges via the Minnewater.
The Minnewater itself is not a natural Lake but may have arisen in the 13th century as a kind of reservoir and buffer basin, at the moment when locks were built near the present sashuis. This was necessary to keep the water supply under control. The flow of the Reie was quite variable. The lowest parts of the city were flooded by sudden thawing or prolonged rainfall. As long as nobody lived there, this was not a problem, but as the city expanded further and lower-lying areas, such as the Meersen, were built up, which was especially the case in the 13th century, people were obliged to control the whims of the Reie.

I hope you can enjoy.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
12/05/2018 14:01:11
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Manual Exposure
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EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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pajaran, Fis2, ikeharel, pierrefonds, mcmtanyel, PaulVDV, papagolf21, COSTANTINO, snunney, ChrisJ, cornejo, Royaldevon, danos, Cricri, adramad, jean113, Buin has marked this note useful
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Hello dear John,
Even without your name I would easily say, "it's a typical work of jhm" !
Again a perfect TE entry both photographycally and informative perfect.
Simple, nice framing.
TFS and have a nice evening

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep refleks na vodi i arhitekrura, lepo drvece i deo jezera.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

Good day sir.
Interesting and beautiful view, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice catch moment.
A nice reflex on the water and the architect, nice trees and part of the lake.
I wish you good afternoon, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.

Ciao John.
This is a very well done shot. Good POV and composition
Ciao, Giacomo

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-05-28 10:14]

Witaj John!
Beautiful park, nice view.
Excellent composition and frame.
I like reflection.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-05-28 11:50]

Hallo John,
Wat een schitterende foto met een heel mooi zacht licht. De lichtblauwe lucht met een paar wittige wolken is een mooie achtergrond voor de bomen en huizen. De spiegelingen in het kalme water zijn ook heel aantrekkelijk.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10475 W: 174 N: 18773] (83461)
  • [2018-05-28 11:52]


uma linda brecha na muralha verde para que possamos apreciar um pouco desse rico edifício histórico. bela vista.



Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the trees and of the building. The light is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12293 W: 126 N: 22185] (113009)
  • [2018-05-28 15:28]

Salut John,2eme photo dans le theme du lacs de l'amour,simplement magnifique,avec le vert du primtemps sur les arbres et une architechture tres jolie a voir aussi,super! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello John,
What a pretty sight! Magnificent buildings seen trough green trees. One of them has blossoms on it.

Hallo John,
Ik moet bekennen dat ik het altijd een beetje een vreemde combinatie gevonden heb: het Minnewater en de in het oog springende treurwilg.
Het is wel een heel mooi plaatje.
Het goede weer zorgt voor mooie kleuren die dan weer prachtig weerspiegeld worden in het water.
Vele groeten, Paul

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Tu as le secret de nous présenter des lieux magnifiques (qui s'en plaindrait !).
Ici, encore la beauté des édifices et de son environnement sont tout simplement merveilleux.

Hi John
The buildings offer strong point of focal directing us into the whole picturesque lake. Almost mirror reflection i thnk, is a blessing with pretty sky and greenry to enhanced its visual impact. Excellent composition and your exposure level is spot on. Congrats
Best regards

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
theh choice of the title is the best
inspiring a lot of things in our mind
simple but worthseeing
peaceful and pretty
pleasant to our eyes

Hi John,
Very nice photo with photogenic park and castle, good effect with these water reflections, superb light, tfs.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-05-28 23:55]

hello John, Fantastic view of Minnewater. Nice building, calm lake with the reflections, lovely trees around. delightful composition.

Kind regards MAlgo

Hello John,
A beautiful view of the castle by the lake, so nicely surrounded by trees. The sharpness and colours are as fine as ever and the reflections are very nicely captured.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
A delightful name for such a delightful spot. I like this point of view with the beautiful architecture framed by the trees and the reflections. The whole is ideally exposed with superb colour contrasts and exceptional clarity.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-05-29 2:36]


Superbe vue de ce lac quelle image et compo quelle vue avec les reflets sur le plan d'eau et toute la belle végétation ces saules pleureur et cet édifice en milieu sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour John,

Quelle jolie carte postale. Le point de vue est de toute beauté et profite bien du lac pour donner de la profondeur et des reflets. L'ensemble est d'une grande netteté et a de belles couleurs.



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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-05-29 7:06]

Hallo John,

Marvellous reflections in the placid waters of the pond, with good sharpness and saturation. The red roof of the bg building contrasts well with the blue sky as do the yellow green trees. Tfs!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-05-29 8:28]

What a beautiful view, a very well composed photo with an attractive building reflected on the water surface, beautiful greenery around the lake, very well captured
regards Ryszard

Hello John, very good photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with the beautiful place, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good afternoon and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello John,

The name 'Lake of Love' is delightful, even if it isn't necessarily a place where lovers meet!
The scene is very tranquil, evoked by the stillness of the water, allowing beautiful, complete reflections on its surface. The details of the weeping willows further adds to the calm atmosphere.
The buildings are well placed in the composition, adding a little mystery as they peep surreptitiously between the trees also, adding warm colours.

My kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-05-29 22:50]

Hello John,
dreamily scenery with the calm environment of the lake with the created reflections to make it even more attractive.The brilliant light of the day enhance even more the beauty as the details of the image.


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16186 W: 159 N: 28223] (148454)
  • [2018-05-30 10:20]

Bonjour John
J'aime cet endroit, calme, plaisant, romantique,
sublime avec les reflets, et le bon choix du POV , très jolie
Bonne soirée

Toujours beaucoup de soleil, ( 25°)

Hello John,
Beautiful spring green tones and light prevailing. The lake scenery has marvelous reflection over the calm water surface.
Calming effect while looking at, charming photo.
Good evening,

Hi John.
Beautiful name for this ideal lake, I love the beautiful house and the large trees that surround its banks, beautiful reflections in its calm waters.
Good perspective of the image, very pleasing to the eye.
Colorful, sharpness and brightness are captured efficiently.
Very good composition .. I like it.
You have a good day.
Warm greetings.

herkenbaar John.
heel mooi gemaakt goede balance fraaie foto.
gr. jaap

Hello John, a lovely scene, the composition is excellent.
A fine building standing next to the lake and surrounded by beautiful trees, the reflection is the 'icing on the cake'!
Such a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Regards Jean.

Hi John,
what a beautiful spot! I like very much the variety of vegetation here. The buildings are so nicely set in this glorious park and you have well photographed it across the pond with the vivid reflections in the water and charming smooth clouds in the sky.
Very picturesque place, excellent work,

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-06-12 9:14]

Hallo John!
Here you show us a really wonderful place. The beautiful building is embedded in gorgeous surroundings and the reflections in the water are an additional attraction in the photo. This photo really is an invitation ... a postcard.
Thank you for the interersting and informative note!
Greetingas from summerly Westphalia1

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