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Stroll in Bruges 2018

Stroll in Bruges 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: 2018-07-07
Categories: Transportation
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: 2018-07-09 10:14
Viewed: 742
Points: 76
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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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Dobro vece , gospodine.
Intereantan i lep pogled, lep trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhavcen trenautak.
Lepi tuiristicki camci i atrhitektura na obali.
Zelim vam lepo popodnre, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, sercno.

Hello John,
It's by now a well known beautiful part of Bruges, but thanks to the tourist boats and their positions, and the tourists themselves, you can always take a new and fresh photo here. Similarly to other photos this is exceptionally well exposed, with excellent sharpness and colours.
Kind regards,

Hello John,
Another nice capture and perfect TE entry in your gallery.
Very good pov and sharpness. Nice framing and many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-07-09 12:45]

Dear John!
Amazing architecture on the water. Superb boats. Fine point of view. Good composition. Perfect exposure and capture. Ideal contrast and sharpness.
Well done!

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10216 W: 161 N: 16911] (129655)
  • [2018-07-09 12:53]

Witaj John!
Beautiful view from Bruges.
Excellent POV and composition.
Wonderful canal and buildings make impression.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 1693] (13957)
  • [2018-07-09 13:14]

john hello-good evening..ah..brings back memories...this is one beautiful city! wonderful lively capture here! tfs dale

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9606 W: 57 N: 16405] (60620)
  • [2018-07-09 14:18]

Hallo John,
Dit is geloof ik wel een van de meeste klassieke delen van Brugge. Het herinnert mij eraan dat ik de stad toch weer eens moet bezoeken, ik ben er nu slechts één middag op een grijze maartdag geweest. De oude architectuur is schitterend en mooi rond om het water over de foto verdeeld.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-09 14:20]

Hello John,
A great summer photo from Bruges.
Very good composition, lovely colors and good clarity and sharpness.
Thank you for informative note.
Very well done, nice presentation.

Hi John
have you ever taken a ride in those boats, I know they're for tourists, but perhaps you have as well. This is a very pleasing scene, very photogenic and the perfect postcard type of shot.
love the dimmed lighting and exposure, its attractive in all areas. cheers

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10629 W: 146 N: 26778] (128419)
  • [2018-07-09 14:56]

Hello John, It is the most popular view from Bruges. Beautiful houses, beautiful tree on the left side. One boat goes for the cruise, other returns to take the nest passengers.

Kind regards MAlgo

Hi John,

This is a good memories for me remenbering my trip to Bruges at the end of April 2011. The point of view is showing the details of the tour boats and of the buildings. The light is giving good colours output. Have a nice day.


Hello John,
\Another pretty corner in Bruges with the ubiquitous tourist boats - I hope they're reserving a seat for me for when I come 😃! 👍👍

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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 16:32]


amazing this angle showing so many precious buildings from medieval times. nice inclusion of these boats full of tourists.

take care


Hallo John,
Dit is zowat het meest gekende beeld van Brugge en een reden voor vele toeristen om de stad te bezoeken. Ik stond daar ook eens 's avonds laat op een winteravond en nog waren er velen foto's aan het nemen.
De plaats geeft dan ook één van de meest pittoreske zichten van de hele stad.
Op een zomerdag zitten de bootjes dan ook afgeladen vol en wordt het waarschijnlijk lang aanschuiven.
Beide bootjes zijn goed geplaatst in het beeld met een strook water tussenin.
Aan de overzijde zien we eveneens veel bezoekers. Ik meen me te herinneren dat je vandaar al eens een foto getoond hebt.
Een prachtbeeld met het belfort, nog verschillende andere torens en schouwen die voor een geweldige skyline zorgen.
Uiterst scherp en helder. Uitstekende compositie.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello John,
This view is very charming. The old architecture, small boats in the canal, and people on the sides, all combine to create a really picturesque scene. This looks like a lovely spot to relax and enjoy some time in Bruges.

Hello John

The f/stop really made a difference with the clarity of the image. It is tack sharp and the POV you have provided creates a wonderful story that is being told. Nice


Hi John
An enjoyable boat ride and a scenic canal side captured in fine light, colours & water reflection. You couldn't have placed those boats better if you had tried! I like your wide viewpoint on this. Great shot.
Best regards

Hi John.

I did not know that there is another "Venice" in Europe or is that evacuation process due to heavy rainfall :-)

Very nicely executed and presented photograph, all intact in right place, must be fun for those who visit. Thank you for showing the old architecture. Regards.

Salut John,
Un bel ensemble architectural et une bonne composition photo avec bateaux et joli plan d'eau, parfaite netteté.

Nice classical postcard from that wonderful city. I like the atmosphere and the high quality of the image.


Hello John,

Everytime I see your photographs of Bruges, it plucks at my heart strings to return!

This is a glorious shot, full of warmth and atmosphere, of crowds enjoying the experience of the canals and the beauty of the buildings.

Your photograph uses the barges well, both to gain immediate attention and to use as attractive guides into the scene, where the beautiful, eclectic buildings converge to bring us to a strong vanishing point. Lovely colours and light management.

Have a great day,
Bev :-)

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16074 W: 159 N: 28029] (147338)
  • [2018-07-10 6:45]

Bonjour John
Vue hier soir que nos étions voisin..
Le POV préférée des photographe, toujours agréable a regarder, tant l'architecture est magnifique, et les touristes bien présent sur le canal
Bonne journée

Temps nuageux, ( 14°D)

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14385 W: 0 N: 16316] (174849)
  • [2018-07-10 7:07]


fantastique image de cette fameuse villa la Venise du Nard quel rendu sur ces façades tout se fond dans ces tons et les deux bateaux avec les visiteurs qui se baladent superbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3594 W: 0 N: 8399] (59417)
  • [2018-07-10 8:03]

Wonderful view of Bruges, you have included so many beautiful buildings, the canal gives s bit of Venetian atmosphere, simply a splendid photo
regards Ryszard

prachtige klassieker John,
erg mooi gemaakt in vroegered jaren had je hiervoor 200 punten maar dat is hier ver te zoeken.
Het verbaast mij dat de side nog bestaat.
gr. jaap

Ciao John, great view of lovely place, beautiful composition with boats full of people in FU, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
at last summer in Bruges the largest city
of the Belgian provence siilarly to other
photos this is exceptionally well exposed

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14777 W: 1051 N: 30245] (141865)
  • [2018-07-11 6:44]

Hello John,

The 2 tourist boats jammed with tourists provide strong focal points along the picturesque canal. Good sharpness and nice blue skylight reflections in the water. The diners at right have a front seat view of activities along the canal. Tfs!

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Les passages, les canaux, tout est bon pour visiter la ville et ses trésors.
La beauté des lieux reste magique.

Hi John,
The point of view is showing the details of the beautiful old houses.
The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition.
It is clear and sharp.
Well done,
Best regards

Very nice view of the river, with the boats well positioned and the beauty of the construction framing well the atmosphere. Very well done!

I recognize places in beautiful Bruges just from your series of photos, John, the Belfry, canal-tourists boats and the waterfront houses in typical archi.-design.
Fine light and colors, depth and allocation of the picture space.
Good afternoon,

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

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Ciao John
uno degli scorci più belli di Bruges, fotografato di giorno e di notte, in estate e in inverno, la presenza di tutti questi turisti dimostra tutta la bellezza di questa città.
Buon we

Hi John,
beautiful presentation from Bruges. I can recognize this famous little tower already. I like also the inclusion of the boats in the foreground, I must remember to take a boat tour when I get there in the future. Nice wide view with splendid architecture and people enjoying the summer.
Excellent work,

Hi John.
A wonderful composition, one of the most picturesque places in the city, on both sides of the canal the buildings are impressive, highlighting the wonderful tower on the left, the tourist boats put the vital touch to the image.
Good perspective of the image, very pleasing to the eye.
Colorful, sharpness and luminosity are captured efficiently.
Very good composition, magnificent presentation.
Have a good weekend.
Very best regards.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-07-22 11:32]

John, this photo renders the beauty and the atmosphere of Bruges in an appropriate way - unfortunately with the "inevitable" crowds of tourists. The picture has a wonderful depth and the canal leads the eyes to the background. All the architectural details are another attraction here. A really worth visiting city ...
See you! Have a nice week!

ciao John,
I like this corner of old town, whit some fascinating building. Very good capture, nice composition,
ciao, Giacomo

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