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Bouillon 2008 XXV

Bouillon 2008 XXV
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24387 W: 523 N: 40784] (175510)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/18.0, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-28 9:42
Viewed: 232
Points: 62
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Again a picture out of my archive.

Ten years ago, but I still suspect today.

During our day trip to the Ardennes, a trip to Bouillon and surroundings was recommended.
In this region you should not look far to spot archaeological and architectural sights.
From afar you can see the 'Castle of Bouillon' lying on a long rock crest, incised by the Semois.
The Semois offers beautiful water sports mat canoe or boat
It is one of the oldest feudal relics in Belgium.

I hope you can enjoy.

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pajaran, holmertz, Cricri, jean113, Fis2, pierrefonds, ikeharel, snunney, danos, papagolf21, PaulVDV, cornejo, mcmtanyel has marked this note useful
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Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled, lep trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontarst, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lep deo grada.
Lepa reka i arhitektura na obali, lep kej za setnju.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje.

Hello John,
In an area like this I wouldn't expect very much to change in ten years. Maybe more boats, maybe some cafés by the water, but probably no new buildings. It looks like such a distinguished area that wouldn't allow any drastic changes. Most definitely the reflections will be the same. The canal, plants and green railing create excellent depth, and in spite of the lack of bright light the photo has a superb clarity.
Kind regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10492 W: 174 N: 17813] (79105)
  • [2018-06-28 10:24]


I saw images of this country. most of them seen from a higher pov. here we have the river and the green slope with those houses. nide details of the area.

take care


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15419 W: 159 N: 26974] (141530)
  • [2018-06-28 10:42]

Bonjour John
Bonne perspective vers le pont de Liège, les reflets dans la Semois, la dernière fois que je suis aller à Bouillon est en 2007, c'est loin…
très belle présentation
Bonne soirée

Chaud aujourd'hui 26° avec du vent

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11740 W: 126 N: 21104] (108731)
  • [2018-06-28 11:36]

Salut John,vraiment une belle vie avec qualite' excellente malgre' la journee' nuageuse,une capture parfaite depuis ce village q'on n'a pas vu souvent sur TE.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello John,
Another nice and perfect capture in your galler taken with perfect pov and light management.
Good sharpness and nice soft colors, interesting notes.
TFS and best regards

Hello John the sharp quality is wonderful, from foreground right to the horizon.
A greyish day but the colours still 'sing'.
Beautiful reflections. The colourful boats complete the scene.
Regards Jean.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9571 W: 157 N: 15482] (123877)
  • [2018-06-28 13:22]

Witaj John!
A very nice view.
The river makes impression, curious reflection.
Excellent POV, composition and colors.
I like bridge.
Well done.
Good evening.

Hi John,

I like the reflections on the water. The length of the river is creating depth. The point of view is showing the details of the trees and of the buildings. Have a nice day.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9120 W: 57 N: 15313] (56744)
  • [2018-06-28 13:44]

Hallo John,
Een mooi gezicht dwars over de vrij kalme rivier naar het stadje langs het water en tegen de groene heuvels. De spiegelingen in de kleine golfjes zijn ook mooi. De compositie is mooi in balans.

Ciao John
sembra proprio una località da visitare, la tua foto ce la descrive bene, con belle architetture e tanto verde.
Eccellente la prospettiva che hai creato.

Hello John

I like the very well done POV of the canal drifting to the left in the image. Very sharp and full of study. nice


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3338 W: 0 N: 7635] (55795)
  • [2018-06-28 21:26]

This is a photo with perfect diagonal composition, the weather was not the best but you have managed the light perfectly, excellent quality, beautiful view and reflections
regards Ryszard

Salut John,
Bien cadré sous cet angle pour donner une belle profondeur d'image, très jolis ces reflets à la surface de l'eau.

I am sure, John, the sight from this river-bank looks almost the same even when 10 years past. Beautiful photo achieved inspite of the cloudy sky, depth and clarity were super.
Have a nice friday,

Ciao John, great perspective on beautiful river, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello John,
A delightful long perspective along the quietly flowing river that boasts some lovely reflections. Very well composed making good use of the green railing as a frame and to create depth. Nicely exposed with superb colours and exceptional clarity.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13790 W: 0 N: 16043] (169086)
  • [2018-06-29 5:58]


quelle perspective superbe de chaque côté du plan d'eau avec la courbe et ces reflets de maisons de la colline sur l'eau ces touches de bateaux colorés quel ensemble et vue splendide.
Bravo t amitié

Bonjour John,

Quelle belle rivière. Elle forme une superbe ligne de fuite qui donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble. Les maisons sur l'autre rive sont superbes et le ciel gris apporte une belle atmosphère.



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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10112 W: 144 N: 25292] (123241)
  • [2018-06-29 22:32]

Hello John, Nice picture ten years old. Luxembourg but in Belgium. Hmm. Has Bouillon something to do with the broth? But for sure it was the former castle of the crusader Godfrey of Bouillon. Lovely composition with these flowers along the river.

KInd regrads MAlgo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13682 W: 295 N: 27257] (109441)
  • [2018-06-30 0:42]

Hello John,
nice and beautiful scenery with the canal to adds depth and perspective in the scene.The beautiful constructions spread in the dense trees make the image even more attractive.


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14246 W: 1033 N: 28513] (135656)
  • [2018-06-30 0:47]

Hello John,

Good sharpness with wonderful reflections and superb diminishing linear perspective. The multi arched bridge is well placed over the vanishing point. Attractive pastel colours & diffused light. Tfs!

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Un joli retour en arrière à travers cette belle prise de vue qui dormait tranquillement sur une carte sd ou similaire;
Très belle mise en perspective.

Hi John
The green railing breaks the grey tone of the day, making a sound base and leading the eye smoothly into the wide canal scape. The gorgeous water reflections ensures the eye doesn't escape from focus. A pleasure to view indeed. Congrats
Best regards

Hallo John,
Bouillon en zijn kasteel doen me denken aan de klassieke schoolreis in het basisonderwijs. Nadien ben ik er niet meer geweest. Het ziet er wel heel mooi uit met zijn huizen langs de Semois en de andere hoger gelegen op de dicht beboste heuvel.
Het kasteel kan ik niet goed zien ... Ik denk dat deze foto een eindje buiten het centrum genomen werd.
Het was een bewolkte dag maar je slaagt er goed in om alles heel helder voor te stellen.
Met de rivier en de lange groene railing wordt er nog extra diepte gegeven aan het beeld.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the river and the interesting villa, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, depth, 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 beginning of the week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello John,
So, this is the province of Luxembourg in Belgium as opposed to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Thanks to your photo, I had to look it up and learned something new! 👍

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2018-07-04 7:58]

John, here the chosen angle of view produces an incredible depth in the photo and the eyes literally are drawn to the background. A really worth visiting place - and another proof that bright sunshine or a blue sky aren't necessary at all for a good photo ;-)

Hi John,
In spite of the grey weather the town appeared quite colorful!
Lovely composition with the river in the foreground. The river well introduced the viewer to the charming town. Interesting to see as well that there is Belgian Luxembourg as well.
Beautiful reportage!!

Hi John
this is a country thats on my list to see, I'll get to it one day. For you it is not very far away, close to Belgium. From Canada it is a long way away. the weather is dark and grim, but on the plus side it adds atmosphere and visual interest for sure. The depth is excellent, the sharpness is very sharp and there's even a hint of reflections. nice one.

mooi plaatsje ik ken dit redelijk goed
goede compositie mooie lijnen, fraai perspectief.
gr. jap

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