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Castle Rooigem 2018

Castle Rooigem 2018
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24942 W: 520 N: 42055] (180260)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-16
Categories: Architecture
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/16, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-16 9:05
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Picture 2018.6.16

Castle Rooigem, Sint-Kruis Brugge

In the beginning of the 17th century, the Cobrysse family, made rich by the production and sale of objects in tin, built a house of pleasance next to their homestead, with beautiful parks and drives. They sold the castle in 1720 to the Bruges bishop Hendrik van Susteren. He and his successors spent their summers there, until the last among them was expelled by the revolution in 1794. Later, until the end of the 20th century, the mayors of Sint-Kruis lived here. In 2002 there were plans to restore the castle, but to date nothing has been put into practice.

I hope you can enjoy.

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Ciao John, great view of fantastic castle, wonderful natural colors, splendid light, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Dobar dan, gosodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo zeleno drvece na obali i stara arhitektura, lep dvorac.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje, srecno.

Ciao John
una foto fresca di giornata, con una bella architettura e una splendida composizione con il ponte e tutto questo verde.
Buona domenica

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12191 W: 126 N: 21997] (112281)
  • [2018-06-16 10:03]

Salut John,une carte postale magnifique depuis un lieu magique,vraiment tres jolie ce chateau et sa position dans le vert et pres du canal,exposition et details simplement parfaits. Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-16 10:05]

Hello John,
nice the view as the presentation of Rooigem castle with the canal to adds depth and perspective in the scene.The rich greenery enhance even more its beauty.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14777 W: 1051 N: 30245] (141865)
  • [2018-06-16 10:06]

Hello John, my TE neighbor today!

Good framing and composition and good inclusion of the couple on the picturesque stone bridge for scale. Nice skylight reflections in the fg stream. The trees frame the castle well. Tfs!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10216 W: 161 N: 16911] (129655)
  • [2018-06-16 11:19]

Witaj John!
Beautiful castle, I like it.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
A very nice place.
Good presentation.
Well done.
Good evening.

Hello John,

Your photograph is very up to date and though you say nothing has been done to restore it, externally it looks in good repair. Of course, that doesn't mean that it is habitable. I do hope that time and money are spent on it, for it is a lovely building and the historical inheritance of the area.
You really have chosen a fine aspect from which to take your photograph. The castle is attractively situated within the grounds, with trees and shrubs surrounding it. The castle itself is sharply featured and I like how you have included the bridge across the moat.

My warm regards,
Bev 😊

Hallo John,
Wow! Dat is een prachtfoto! Net een schilderij!
Wat een geweldige ligging. Het water lijkt een kanaal en niet een slotgracht of een vijver.
Het vele groen dat het kasteel aan alle zijden omringt, maakt het beeld bijzonder mooi. Ook de blauwe lucht met de witte wolkjes en een klein deeltje blauw wordt onderaan weerspiegeld.
Echt een juweeltje!
Perfect scherpte en compositie.
Prettige zondag, Paul

Hi John,

The trees are framing well the building. The point of view is showing the details of the castle. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-06-16 16:22]

Hello John,
Interesting capture of Castle Rooigem, beautiful old architecture.
Excellent detailed picture with nice colors and good composition and good sharpness.
Fine presentation.

Hi John
Super framing and viewpoint with lush trees pointing into the picture revealing the beauty of this old castle. Clarity is adequate, immense details, colours and so well set off against the clear sky. The tiny figs lend some ideas of scale proportion. Excellent shot, Congrats
Best regards

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14385 W: 0 N: 16316] (174849)
  • [2018-06-16 21:14]


Entouré de végétaiton quelle vue de ce chateau quelle iamge avec le canal et quelle belle architecture et forme et ce rendu sur la pierre superbe mise en valeur
Bravo et amitié

Hello dear John and have a nice
time and a happy new day
I love this castle hidden in
the forest with the high green trees
and the aazing blue sky
I love the whole peaceful landscape
the rich greenery enchace the greenery
those trees create a natural framing
nice sylight reflections

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9606 W: 57 N: 16405] (60620)
  • [2018-06-16 22:57]

Hallo John,
Wat een mooi kasteel, dat hier prachtig omgeven wordt door het vele aangename groen. Het licht was ook prettig en zacht. De bakstenen architectuur is schitterend, vooral de trapgevel in het midden.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
je fonds littéralement en découvrant cette composition.
Il règne une atmosphère particulière qui ravit le regard.
La beauté d'ensemble est fort bien mise en image.

Salut John,
Bien cadrée cette construction au milieu de cet environnement végétal foisonnant, bonne gestion des contrastes de luminosité et aussi de la netteté, parfaite notamment pour la vue des détails des murs en briques.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10629 W: 146 N: 26778] (128419)
  • [2018-06-17 0:02]

Hello John, Beautiful castle near the canal. Wonderful garden, rather wild. Superb composition. beautiful bridge and good inclusion of the people there.

Kind regards Malgo

Hi John
Great composition showing this castle in its idyllic setting surrounded by vegetation. The people are very well placed in the image.
Have a nice Sunday

Hello John,
This is an amazing composition. The castle is wonderfully surrounded by trees and water which you captured perfectly from this angle. My eyes always seem to be drawn to people included in any photo, so here I immediately notice the two persons standing on the bridge. However small, they mean a lot to my perception of the photo. But it is generally a perfect composition with excellent light management and remarkable sharpness.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
The surrounding trees make a lovely natural frame for this delightful castle. I like very much the lights and colours and the beautifully rendered textural detail to be observed in the brickwork. Clarity is beyond reproach.

Hi John,
Great view of Castle Rooigem
Lovely composition and very good presentation.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Well done,
Best regards

Hi John, another outstanding picture, Intense clarity.

Hi John.

Again, a fantastic quality in a frame. The castle has lived prosperous times in the early years of establishment. A different architectural style used here gives the property more relaxed, family oriented purpose. I always wonder how the old buildings can stay intact with the lingering water on their walls ...TFS!!!

Hi John
what can I say about this one, its super charming and photogenic. can people go inside the Castle or no? it would be great to see its interior. your photo is picuturesque, lots of browns and greens, very sharp and well exposed. fine post. cheers

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16074 W: 159 N: 28029] (147338)
  • [2018-06-18 9:32]

Bonjour John
Bel angle de prise du château joliment entourée de verdure, un bon mariage des couleurs, netteté et lumière parfaite
Bonne soirée
Doux aujourd'hui avec 21°D

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10394 W: 174 N: 18556] (82651)
  • [2018-06-18 9:41]


a marvelous angle, the house looks like floating in the waters. nice details of architecture mixed with greens and waters. perfect.

take care


Hi John,
beautiful view! The castle itself is so charming but the setting adds so much beauty and you have well showed it with the well thought trough foreground which includes attractive vegetation.
Fantastic point of view very well utilized.
Great colors and the highest quality picture,

Hello John, very good photograph of this interesting castle located in a beautiful environment, 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 night and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

staat er mooi op John,
dergelijke kastelen doen het het beste als het blad van de bomen is.
gr. jaap

Placed well the old houses complex of the castle with the surrounding green and water, John.
Distinct contrast and fine clear details, the two persons at the gate scaled and enliven the scene.
Good afternoon,

Hi John.
Sensational capture with this great house of remarkable antiquity, and a beautiful constructive style, next to a canal and with that bridge on it to enter it, the vegetation that surrounds it is a beautiful natural garden.
A magnificent color, which gives the image a lot of chromatic richness.
Well done. I like it.
Have a nice day.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-06-22 10:38]

Hallo John!
What a wonderful place! You have chosen an excellent point of view in order to show this old building in its beautiful surroundings.
Greetings from much cooler Westphalia!

Hello John, a charming view of the castle; but what a pity that there are no plans for restoration.
Lovely point of view where the trees and vegetation make a beautiful frame.
That little piece of reflection in the bottom left hand corner completes the picture for me.
Have a good w/e.
Regards Jean.

Hello John,
It's a charming castle with a moat. It's a very fresh (same day) entry.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6129 W: 277 N: 11971] (91914)
  • [2018-07-28 7:04]

Hello John ,
I've missed this splendid one !
What a superb castle in an amazing green scenery
A beauty !

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