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Summer in Bruges

Summer in Bruges
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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: 2018-06-23
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/11, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-06 23:11
Viewed: 515
Points: 60
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Picture Bruges 2018

Summer in Bruges
Bruges is the capital and largest city of the Belgian province of West Flanders and of the arrondissement of Bruges. The city, located in the northwest of the country, is also the capital of the electoral canton of Bruges, has four cantons of its own and is the seat of the diocese of Bruges and of a court of assizes.
The historic centre is listed as a medieval city on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is ovoid and about 430 hectares. The entire municipality has a surface area of over 13.840 hectares. The city has more than 118,000 inhabitants; about 20,000 of them live in the inner city. The inhabitants of Bruges are called Bruggelingen.
The economic significance of Bruges stems mainly from its sea port, Zeebrugge. The city is also a world-famous tourist attraction.

I hope you can enjoy.

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Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa turistima u camcu.
Lepo drvece na obali i arhitektura u pozadini.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a pleasant weekend
wow!!you are the first in the gallery
now with a calm photo changing our mood
and making us to dream!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bruges is a very interesting and impressive
city with historic centre listed a s a medieval
city on the Unesco World Heritage List
first shot quality photo with freshness
and beauty
I would like to be there with all my heart

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-07-06 23:45]

Dear John!
Nice place, fine architecture, wonderful boat on the water. Superb trees and sky. Excellent weather. Wonderful brightness and colours.
Well done!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10629 W: 146 N: 26778] (128419)
  • [2018-07-06 23:49]

hello John,

What a pleasure to walk around Bruges on a sunny summer day. Also going with the boat around canals is a great tourist attraction. Charming composition.

Kind regards Malgo

Hi dear John

So authentic Summmer snap shot in the best farmewrok and compsoition. You did get the best moment when toursit boat just passed in fron of tatsy architecture. Each component is well allocated smoothy.
Congratulation on Belugim's perrfect win aganst Brasil!

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Ciao John
la luce è diversa, i riflessi sono più evidenti, l'estate ha fatto il suo ingresso e illumina anche una città....luminosa come Bruges.
Buon we

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10216 W: 161 N: 16911] (129655)
  • [2018-07-07 0:50]

Witaj John!
A very nice plave, beautiful view.
Good frame, colors and light.
Well done.
Have a good weekend.

Bonjour, cher ami John ,
Une excision en bateau à travers les canaux par ce temps (un peu d'air frais) tout en admirant l'environnement, quel bonheur.
Une réussite (une fois de plus...).

Hello John,
A perfect summer's day for a ride on the canals in the delightful city of Brugges. Well composed and benefiting from excellent light management. Pleasant natural tones and some delicious reflections. Sharpness is impeccable.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14777 W: 1051 N: 30245] (141865)
  • [2018-07-07 2:16]

Hello John,

Wonderful warm vs cold colour contrasts between the red and blue, with superb sharpness and tremendous reflections. Good timing to catch the tour boat gliding by. Tfs!

Hello John,
An ideal picture from Bruges showing water, a boat full of tourists, beautiful buildings and trees. The almost black water is brightened by the reflection of the white building, The photo is well framed and balanced and it is technically faultless.
Kind regards,

Hi John,

You have captured well the movement of the tour biat on the canal. The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the houses and of the trees. The colours are very good. Have a nice day.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14385 W: 0 N: 16316] (174849)
  • [2018-07-07 6:22]


en premier plan à gauche ce mur et en fond le petit pont avec le passage quelle vue et quel bel arbre ample et le rnedu sur ces belle maisons en plus ce bateau quei passe avec les visiteurs sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9606 W: 57 N: 16405] (60620)
  • [2018-07-07 7:00]

Hallo John,
Een prachtige zomerdag en een heel aantrekkelijk stadsgezicht dat mooi verdeeld is tussen het witte huis en de grote boom. De spiegelingen zijn ook schitterend en het bootje is de kers op de taart.

HI John
Your precise timing is great by having the moving boat as strong anchor point to tis charming canal scene with fab detail and rich colour from every angle. I really love the gorgeous water reflective effect as a supporting element. Delightful shot, Congrats
Best wishes

Hello John, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition in the beautiful city, 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 Sunday.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello John,
This is a pretty corner from Bruges. For some reason, I would love put my feet in the water, if that were allowed. 👍👍

Ciao John, lovely composition with a a boat full of people, excellent clarity, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16074 W: 159 N: 28029] (147338)
  • [2018-07-08 0:56]

Bonjour John
Une image bien composer et présenter d'une belle journée à Bruges, bon POV, perspective, bel effet des reflets dans l'eau du canal, belle image
Bon dimanche

ciel bleu ici à Liège avec + de 20° ce matin

Hello John,

If people have never been to Bruges, I'm sure your photographs will have convinced them that the city is worth a visit! This looks idyllic!
The river looks like a cool retreat, shaded but still full of interesting colours and reflections; whilst the buildings are brightly illuminated and the focal boat, with its plethora of passengers, animates the whole scene.
I like how you have used the trees and the walls in this fine composition.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12191 W: 126 N: 21997] (112281)
  • [2018-07-08 5:46]

Salut John,tres belle journee' ensoleillee' et pas trop chaude je pense,parfaite pour visiter cette ville ou chaque corner est une opportunite' pour une belle photo,je voudrais tourner sur les canals moi aussi comme les personnes que je vois ici,une capture excellente bien detaillee' et exposee' Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3594 W: 0 N: 8399] (59417)
  • [2018-07-08 8:25]

Perfect weather and a very nice place to take a beautiful photo, very well captured with a trip boat on the canal, excellent composition and reflections on the water
regards Ryszard

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-08 9:30]

Hello John,
lovely shot with the passing by boat with its reflections make the image even more attractive.The brilliant light of the day enhance the details of the building on the backdrop as the whole environment.


Hallo John,
Ik denk dat ik de plaats herken waar je deze foto nam.
Een plaats waar je in meerdere richtingen mooie foto's kan nemen.
Het wit van de gevel wordt mooi weerspiegeld in het donkere water. De golven doorbreken het weerspiegeld beeld over de hele lengte.
Onder de grote bomen zoeken heel wat mensen voor verkoeling.
Het zal wel heel warm geweest zijn.
Mooie originele foto van Brugge!
Vele groeten, Paul

The famous tourists boats cruising the canal system of Bruges, John.
A shining summer day with good shadows cast from the big trees around the banks.
Depth, clarity and colors all marvelously rendered.
Good afternoon,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10394 W: 174 N: 18556] (82651)
  • [2018-07-09 13:22]


nice aspect of this white façade with the speed of the boat adding movement. nice light, pov and framing. a beautiful town.

take care


Hi John.
A beautiful view of the canal, with the boat of tourists heading towards the arch of the bridge, beautiful those big trees, the house with its white facade is a good element in the image.
Magnificent color, which gives great strength to the image.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

herkenbaar en mooie foto John,
mooie compositie het blijft mooi.
gr. jaap

Hello John, a pleasing scene where the reflection steals the show for me! The boat full of people animates the view. The trees either side of the frame keep our eyes focused on the centre of the shot.
Regards Jean.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-20 16:21]

Hello John,
Interesting picture from Bruges .
Very good summer photo with nice composition, good sharpness and nice colours.
Thank you for informative note.
Fine presentation.

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