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Ingelmunster O III

Ingelmunster O III
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): favorites.alt, Architecture, streets, monuments, etc., My favorite pictures, Impressive Shots, My favorite photos, The Best Reflections, More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), Architecture II, More than 400 points – photos, My best of 2006 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-09 1:44
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Favorites: 28 [view]
Points: 502
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saturday afternoon I was for matters in Kortrijk, during my come back I saw this castle between the green environment, I took my camera I saw a very beautiful castle, it’s a burg castle with a lovely riverfront around the castle.
You can see the picture, I took this picture out of this angle for have great perspective again, later more about this castle

History from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.

In the Middle Ages, Ingelmunster was, partly owing to its fortification, an important location in the castlery of Kortrijk (Courtrai) and the canton of Harelbeke. The village fiefdom came under the rule of the lords of Gistel after the House of Rode. It then became part of Burgundy and Cleves, and ultimately subject to the French throne.

The most famous royal resident of the village was Philip the Fair, King of France, who resided in the castle in 1297, five years before the Battle of the Golden Spurs. At that time, Philip was on his way to punish Bruges. The people of Bruges met him halfway with an offer of submission to his rule, on the condition that they be allowed to keep the relic of the Holy Blood. The French king accepted.

I hope you enjoy, thanks to all members for visit to my previous picture. I read different discussions, where I my distance.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
7/10/2006 15:59:12
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Center-weighted averaging
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
16.0 - 35.0mm
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Bonjour John
Superbe composition. Ce château est magnifique et les reflets sais sous le meilleur angle possible.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

looks like a symmerical art. refletion is great, ilike how the building is centered. well done

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  • sirugo (236)
  • [2006-10-09 1:53]

A fantastic photo with a great mirror effect, details and colors. I get a feeling of falling into the water.

hi John

Superb wide angle picture, the perspective is perfect.
superb colors and good exposure

Well, John, this is very good and I take my hat off to you. Good framing facing the old building sideways, and including the crisp reflections in a good way to amplify the elegance. The wide focal length enhances the perspective aspect in a nice way, and the brown/ochre color tones of the castle blend well into the autumnal greenery. Good shot.

Hi John, I think I liked the reflection of the castle. It draws attention to the canal and the castle. As always the detail in the 5D is delicious. SO much detail that brings better visual value to this composition.

Hi John,
Superb photo,perfect POV,reflection in the water adds to the beauty. Well done, congratulations.

Goedemorgen John,
Ahhh, hiermee sla je mij en anderen die je vorige posting geen topprestatie vonden keihard mee om de oren. Hiermee bewijs je dat de 5D en die 16-35 wel degelijk in goede handen verkeren. Een zeer degelijke foto die uitblinkt in detail en scherpte.
Een mooie zachte doortekende lucht met een reflectie in het water die we zelden zien...schitterend..!!!
Groet, Henk

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2006-10-09 2:42]

Hi John,
good POV and composition, interesting view and note, beautiful reflections. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Zanni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 152 N: 1266] (6108)
  • [2006-10-09 2:51]

Beautiful image, fine composition, good pov and impressive colors

weer zo'n hardloper John,
U bent niet meer te stoppen, mooie foto, goed genomen foto, uitstekend perspective, eentje om in te lijsten, zeer mooi werk.
gr. jaap

hi john,
exceptional precission,
exceptional quality, and such an interesting place to photograph,
very nice work,
bw, j.

Bonjour John
c'est une image très belle. Le grand angle donne un bel effet. Le reflet dans l'eau est très pur. La lumière est parfaite. C'est très bien cadré. Bref, du très beau travail .
Puis-je te demander conseil.
Je suis en train de voir de quelles optiques je m'équipe pour mon 5D. Je n'ai que le 17-40 pour le moment qui fonctionne bien.
Quelles sont les optiques qui te donnent satisfaction avec ton 5D ?
Connais tu le Canon 70-300 DO IS (ultracompact)
A bientot

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  • sayan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 559 W: 76 N: 686] (2617)
  • [2006-10-09 4:22]

Hi John,
Beautiful composition. The calmness of the surroundings is wonderfully captured through your lens. The reflections are great.
Wonderful work,
Best regards

Bonjour John,
Cette reflexion est presque irréelle, pas une ride sur l'eau un vrai miroir !
La composition est remarquable et les couleurs très naturelles.
Well done, bravo

hi john,
it is, indeed, a beautiful shot, so perfect, very smart, lot of details and great composition .
it is always a great pleasure to open your news photos.


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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2006-10-09 4:44]

great shot John, light is good and superb sharpness and balanced composition...very good!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Nielsv (43)
  • [2006-10-09 4:47]
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Dag John,
mooi hoor! Wat bereik je toch een prachtige resultaten met je camera! Van dit kasteel had ik nooit eerder gehoord, zoals wel meerdere verborgen kastelen in Vlaanderen. Het wordt eens tijd dat ze dit patrimonium wat meer in de belangstelling brengen.

Bonjour John,
Magnifique prise de vue. La symétrie avec les reflets est excellente. Très jolie lumière baignat tout cet ensemble.

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2006-10-09 4:54]

Hi John, what a wonderful view and relative reflection!
the light and the colours are fantastic, and the quality and the details really well catched.
excellent the POV and the general composition.
thanks, ciao

Beautiful reflections in this shot. The pond is really quiet and reflects well the building and the clouds. I love your composition with the castle surrounded by water and trees.
One of my favourites.

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  • HOBO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
  • [2006-10-09 5:18]

Hello John,
perfect dof with great sharpness. The reflection are really outstanding; even the sky looks better there...
Thanks for the note.
Did you apply some software against distorsion?

Dag John,
You got here a nice PoV and a lovely reflection in the water, as often in such views I prefer the reflected part where the tones are deeper, especially considering in the upper part the cloud is overexposed above the right building. In your RAW processing software you should have an option to show the overexposed areas (as well as the underexposed ones), it's a good idea to have this display activated anytime.
Have a nice day, groeten,

Hello John,
A very nice picture, strong composition and good colors!
Nice reflexion, well done!

Excellent perspective John. Ilke very much the reflections and the decision for underexposure.
Well done

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2006-10-09 6:40]

Bonjour John

Marvellous reflections & well managed light contrasts. I like the angular profile of this imposing edifice. Tfs!

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2006-10-09 6:43]

Hi John,
Fantastic wide angle shot here of a great mood. Very well captured and composed with a great perspective and very good lighting. The reflection is fantastic and the colours are nice and natural. Very well done! Tfs and best wishes.

Hi John,
Superbe composition, reflection, symetry,sharpness, colors ...
Im fun of ur photographic angle of vision.TFS this very high standart photo..

Hello John,
Very good framing with the leaves,the light and colors are superb!
Very,very,very good work!

Hello John,

Beautiful picture. This castle is taken from an excellent angle. The foreground on the left is really well located and the reflection of the castle in the water is very clear.

Best regards, Laurent.

Hi John,
Awesome. Superb composition with excellent reflection, colors, and sharpness. So smooth and pleasing. Well done. Regards, Danilo

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2006-10-09 7:37]
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I could not formulate criticisms: this composition is simply splendid


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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2006-10-09 8:47]

Beautiful picture with very soft ocre colours. The reflections are awesom with absolutely perfect light. Congratulations.

Hi John,

A good POV of the castle of Kortrijk the trees and their reflection in the water which is an asset to the photo. The photo is sharp and clear. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


This is just excellent, John, I have never heard of this castle so thank you for the tip, and what a picture, I think the wide angle worked very well here, as it helped to create a comprehensive view including reflections and surrounding greenery. My compliments!


Amazing definition John! Technically, the picture is very good. Perfect, if I may say so. The reflection is so good and the simmetry achieved by it is really out of this world. Sorry for all the superlatives, but I can't find any flaw in front of me. Indeed a great exposure.

Wooooooooh, majestic,wonderful, great, excellent, perfect photo. What a reflection! What a lightness, what nice colors.
Thanks John for share it.

Dear John, you're really make me think that Belgium is the most beautiful place on earth. This place and your stupend POV and composition and finally the light conditions make me think it at least.
There seems to be some artifact in the lowest left part of the castle's reflections. What is it?
Best Regards, Peter

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2006-10-09 11:22]

Hi John,

This reflection in water is a pure wonder, I like very much. This castle has a superb architecture and the angle of sight to present us it's splendid. The colors, the light, the framing, all is perfect. An admirable work,

Best regards,


Hello John,

Wonderfull shot here. I really love the reflections in the water. It gives amazing composition and makes the castle come out even more. You have positionned yourself in just the perfect place for this image. Really well done.

Have a good week - Paul

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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2006-10-09 12:11]

Hi John

wow, you don`t stop surprising me, your pictures are very very close to be perfect, excellent colours, pov, composition, they seem to be sometimes, alive, instead of a picture.
My good, I won`t dare to post images on Belgium here on TE, your level is the highest!!!!

Take care


Zeer indrukwekkend deze wide met een goede POV op de hoek van het kasteel en een zuivere reflectie in het water. Frontplan in de linker beneden hoek had een ietsje gecontrastreerder gekund, maar dat is enkel een detail, doet niets of aan dit prachtig shot, de wolken zijn mooi gradueel licht in contrast to het dak, goed gezien.

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-09 12:29]

Hi John!
The perfect composition and quality.
The reflections of the castle are wonderful,so are the overall colors and the sharpness is excellent,so many good details.GREAT WORK!!

Hi John, first time that I see some of your photos... just amazing, the pov and the reflection, the clear sky, the castle... what else can i say?
Just perfect!
Saludos, Paula.

First of all your note is excellent. Your picture is of a painting quality. Great composition, pov, dof, brightness, colors, and reflection.
Well done.

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2006-10-09 15:36]

Hi John,
excellent wide-angle shot, one more.
Excellent perspective and reflection, the castle is well emphasized in this green environment.
Well done

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  • t0mmm1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 4 N: 782] (5442)
  • [2006-10-09 15:41]

Hi John,
like I wrote you some weeks ago, I'll surely come to Belgium some day... it's absolutelly wonderful and colourful country. But why should I go there if you make better pictures than I do... ;)))) Yes, this is absolutelly wonderful!!!
Have a nice day,

PS: I'll go to travel the Belgium, but I will make prints of your pictures... this is the only solution ;)))))))

Bonjour John, il est magnifique ce château tu ne l‘aurai pas trouvé qu‘il faudrait l‘inventer, en plus tu nous gratifie d‘un double reflet consécutif à une exposition encore une fois idéales, et je ressens comme une ambiance du peut-être au voile atmosphérique, dans tous les cas c’est fort bien fait, amicalement

Dag, John. Mooie reflecties van het kasteel in het water. De planten op de voorgrond geven diepte aan het beeld. Goed perspectief dank zij de oever.

Hi John,
Quite a dramatic image in my opinion.The castle really seems to stand out of the image and it is difficult to see where the true building ends and the reflection begins.A real picture postcard with traits of an oil painting.Again well done...keep well my friend.
Regards, David

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2006-10-10 0:35]

Excellent capture John. I think its wonderful how you used the f18 to ensure good detail from the closest branch on the lower left to the distant background. Very nice indeed...and a pleasure to view!

Bonjour, mon ami John,
Il ne suffit pas d'un bon sujet, encore faut-il savoir l'exploiter !
Ici, tout est bon, le cadrage, les couleurs, la subtilité de la lumière, c'est parfait. Comment passer après une telle image ?
Excellent !

Hello John
Excellent picture. I like very much the doubled by the reflection castle. Amazing quality and colours of this composition.

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2006-10-10 7:15]


Joli jeu de perspective dans cette image ! J'aime beaucoup le fait que tu aie intégré les reflets dans ta composition. Bravo.



Bonjour John,

Encore une vue excellente renforcée par l'utilisation du grand angle. Les reflets sont superbes. Et les couleurs naturelles. Superbe.

Hola Jhon,

Me gusta la composición de esta imagen, el reflejo es espectacular y crea un efecto simétrico muy interesante, es un lugar muy bello y lo has captado de maravilla, sigo viendo que a algunos colores les falta intensidad, o tienen colores extraños, es como si tuviesen un velo gris, a mí me pasó algo parecido y fue culpa de mi monitor, solo es un comentario de ayuda, considero que esta fotografia es muy buena a pesar de lo que te he comentado.

Saludos amigo


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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-10 14:09]

Dag John,

dit is een prachtige foto ! Haarscherp, net alsof ik op de plaats zelf ben. Zo te zien heb je hiervoor al de nodige appreciatie gekregen, en niet onterecht. Ik vind deze één van je beste der laaste weken, zeker weten.



Hi John.
Amazing photo with perfect reflections on the water. Good composition and frame and nice, delicate colours.
Regards, Edyta.

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  • huahoa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 327 W: 2 N: 730] (3698)
  • [2006-10-10 18:07]

Hi John,
Very special landscape you did ! i like the cubic forme of this castle and its perspective. The reflects on water are nice too.
Nice composition with vegetable in the foreground.

Hello John -

Wow!! You truly are a master of reflections. This, as with everything in your portfolio, is beyond critical comment. Well done!

Thank you for sharing

John Munro

Incrivelmente linda...
Fascinante, misteriosa e bela...
Parabéns Jonh.
Grande abraço,

Dag John,
Deze is een heel stuk beter dan je vorige! Toch vind ik hem wel soft. The framing is goed, je hoge f-waarde geeft het goede diepte in de foto. De lucht helpt je die dag en de weerspiegeling is geweldig. Mooie plaat!
(PS: in de linker bovenhoek is wat sensordust te zien, even laten schoonmaken, rond de 25 euro)

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 13 N: 115] (1920)
  • [2006-10-11 1:54]

very well done! absolutely amazing perfect reflections! great composition, pov. tfs

Goedemorgen John, prachtig licht en reflecties hier. Ze maken dat dat dit fraaie oude kasteel een enorme statigheid krijgt. De gekozen hoek is perfect maar dat kunnen we natuurlijk aan u overlaten. En er zijn zeer veel natuurlijke en architectonische details waar we van kunnen genieten. Erg goed werk!
Een fijne dag toegewenst uit een vrijwel onbewolkt Rotterdam bij 17 graden!

Hi John. Great capture of this lovely scene. This image has a calm and soothing mood to it. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

Hi John
perfect shot here, the light and colors and the reflex so amazing


Great photo, the reflections are beautiful, very nice indeed, good one

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9307 W: 57 N: 15761] (58380)
  • [2006-10-11 8:47]
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Goedemiddag John,
Fantastiche foto van dit kasteel, de weerspiegeling in het water is prachtig! De compositie is ook uitstekend. De weersomstandigheden zorgen voor een speciale sfeer. Prima werk!

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2006-10-11 10:35]

Hi John,
Well composed and seen from an ideal perspective. This has all the hallmarks of a watercolour painting. The details of the structure are seen with great clarity and the exposure level is just right. Well done.

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  • arth Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 316 W: 0 N: 162] (1454)
  • [2006-10-11 13:36]

Het opvallende hier John is het geweldig mooi perspectief en met de reflectie er bij nog indrukwekkender,ik ga om de duur ook nog verliefd worden op een dergelijke optiek ,voor dit soort werk bijna onmisbaar .Het is in ieder geval een zeer mooie foto.

Hi John,
Excellent composition, colours and very good reflection in the water. I like your composition. Great work.
Greetings from Türkiye.

Just plain beautiful.
I really don't know what to say. I like the balance between the reflection and the building...The perspective creates a wonderful angle betweent he closer portion and the rear. Excellent satruration of colors. The small red boat at the front of the building is a very nice interest point.

Hi John!

Simply incredible shot! The POV and perspective are flawless. Great angle on the building. Beautiful colours and amazing reflection. Congratulations!

Best regards,

very sharp image indeed. reflections are beautiful. nice perspective view of the building. colours are good too. tfs.


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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2006-10-12 7:33]

Hi John,
beautiful view. I like to one of one reflection. successfully point of view. have a nice day.
MOE :)))

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 66 N: 795] (3027)
  • [2006-10-12 12:30]

What lovely colours and patterns in both the real and the reflection! Stunningly framed by shrubs and trees, this is a work of art to rival that of any master painter. TFS

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2006-10-12 13:23]

Bonsoir John
Un excellent point de vue sur le château et un bon réfléchissement sur l'eau.
La composition a une très bonne profondeur et j'aimerai bie entrer dans ce décor somptueux.

Dag John,
Fabtastische reflectie. Deze foto is wat mij betreft de perfectie. Ik vind de compositie practig met de plantjes in de voorgrond en bomen langs iedere kant van het kasteel.

Hi John,
Gorgeous composition with magnificent reflections colors and light.
Very good work.I love it.
Best wishes. Uğur

This Focal Length is good for arty pictures, but for a formal one like this why don't you try one at about 18-22mm to take the squashed look out?

It also looks like you've reduced the contrast apart from the building.

Hi John,
a great compsition and amazing POV. I love these deep reflections on the surface of the lake. Beautiful colours and good lightning and a peaceful and silent atmosphere.

No doubt, all is mesured here in DOF and framing and the castle is detailed and the "star" of the composition.
A great quality for a great photo
jean Michel

Bonjour John
j'ai raté pas mal de tes photos ces deniers temps et je reviens sur celle-ci qui est pour moi excellente. Le cadrage en 3/4 de ce chateau est bien vu et la qualité est superbe. Cela permet de bénéficier de ces très jolis reflets. Bravo

Hi John, tha's a great shot. Nic atmpsphere, well balance of colours, great sharpness fantastic POV.
Very well done.
Regards, Nick

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2006-10-14 15:18]

Hi John
A great job you done here - surely a masters shot and with a good use of the wideangle lens. I like the harmony and the composition as well - thanks for sharing.


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  • barni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1758 W: 87 N: 1981] (15751)
  • [2006-10-15 4:58]

Bonjour John
Le reflet est tellement nette qu'il est dur de voir ou se situe le niveau de l'eau.
Bon dimanche

superb pov ..!!!extremly beauteness..a splendid view and framing work...the painting way of expression in fotografy..!!!GNGRS...


bonjour my friend john
wonderful castle and wonderful reflection.wonderful lake and trees.very good pastel colours.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2006-10-16 7:53]

Ingelmunster is met deze foto eindelijk ook vertegenwoordigd en hoe! Chapeau voor het spelen met de weerspiegeling; het is heel goed gedaan. Groetjes.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-10-17 3:37]

Daag John
What can I say more? A superbly impressive photo with an excellent angled POV. The crisp reflections are great as is the bridge on the left which leads to the castle...everything is perfect & I like the small boat parked in front of the castle. Fantastic! Regards

Wow, I've missed a few gems from you recently. This one is stunning, as many seem to have noticed.

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  • Ann75 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1090 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-17 23:12]

Hallo John,

Met 1 woord...SCHITTEREND! Deze foto is echt prachtig met de mooi positie van het gebouw, de weerspiegeling in het water, de prachtige details die je hebt kunnen vastleggen en de mooie framing door de bomen en struiken! Schitterende compositie met prachtige belichting! Excellent werk, John!


Hi John.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. What an excellent reflection!!! Furthermore, the DOF is really impressive.

My congratulations!

Rgs, Oscar

Hi John

Pretty shot my friend, really your work is perfect.
Well done

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1558 W: 61 N: 2195] (9043)
  • [2006-10-19 8:14]

Hi John
A very good composition from an excellent POV.
The colors are sharp and well saturated.
The control of the light is good
The reflexion is perfect and a great asset to this photo.
My only difficulty resides with the sky,I do not feel comfortable with it,as it is underpar with the rest of the picture,a loss of details,maybe a little bit overexpose.I believe you re facing the sun here to explain this.If it is,you did a very good job at well esposing whAT is important,the castle.
Have a good day

  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-10-20 8:34]

Hi John!
As I can see now, it will take me some time to go through your terrific gallery. OK, I have that time :)

Perfect clear reflexion, good wide-angle perspective, fantastic definition. Your notes about the picture, and technical details are very useful. TFS!

:) soon

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2006-10-20 18:15]

Hi John.
Splendid perspective created in this composition. The place is nice, but here looks even more interesting because the photo by itseld adds a lot of interest.
Well done.

a fantastic scenario ! wonderful

Hi John
amazing reflection, wonderful job,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2006-10-23 5:30]

Hi John. Another masterfully clear composition. Perfect reflection as shown. Notes are interesting to read. TFS. Murray.

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 443 W: 48 N: 610] (3335)
  • [2006-10-23 6:13]

I've seen some of your photos, the best of you, as you've wrote..., I can't understand, why the best, all of you're images are the best...:)I have a friend that does it you're way, this low contrast colors, that gives a kind of calm to an image, that fits just the best...
Regards, M.

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2006-10-24 2:08]

Hallo John,
Ik weet dit kasteel zeer goed staan, midden van de een groene omgeving waar wandelen werkelijk een must is, maar hoe u dit kasteel aan ons laat zien is wel buitenen gewoon, de weerspiegelingen met de wolken maakt alles nog indrukwekkender, prachtig werk, ik moet meer kijken op TE!

Hi John
this is for sure one of your best shots...
excellent compo, nice game of reflections.



A magnificent John! You exact exposure, composition is very interesting. The mirrored reflection is simply fantastic. VERY NICE WORK...

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2006-10-28 15:53]

Good evening John!
Great composition, super view at the chateau,
lovely autumnal scenery. Excellent quality of the photo with fantastic reflections in the water. Very well done
best regards

Hello John! Beautiful Point of view of this castle and great colours and reflexion! Very good note! This help me. Well done! Lili

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1271 W: 128 N: 1579] (5975)
  • [2006-10-30 7:50]
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Dag John,
Prachtige foto - haast surrealistisch. Perfecte spiegeling. Mooie lijnen en prachtig perspectief. Moest deze foto nog veel worden bijgewerkt op de computer?

Hi john,
Very nice one,a great POV,splendid colours.Reflection in water is wonderful!
I like it very much.

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2006-11-03 2:00]

This reflection and symmetry are simply perfect. One of the most impressive shot I've seen on TE for a while. Excellent.

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  • bazal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2104 W: 106 N: 2261] (7900)
  • [2006-11-04 9:54]

Hi John.
Your work on reflection and perspective is impressive on this shot. The ligh seems a bit poor, but it doesn't influence the final result which appears really beautiful and natural.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • sedun Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 18] (87)
  • [2006-11-06 8:39]

Hello John!
what a wonderful view ,so perfect..The reflections are great.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-06 15:18]

Hello John,
j'avais passé celle-là moi.
Je m'en veux car elle est fantastique.
Une prise au grand angle était judicieuse.
Je crois que toutes les conditions étaient rassemblées pour faire ce joyau.
Tu n'as pas raté l'occasion.

Very best regards.

John, je n'avais pas encore vu cette magnifique photo. Tout est ok depuis la composition jusqu'à la lumière en passant par les reflets c'est remarquable.
Une belle leçon de photographie !

One perfect shot this is...so much detail & so much sense of completion.
Great stuff.

Merhaba John,
Excellent Architecture photo with great pov,dof,reflections,colors,note,framing,focus,sharpness,lighting and overall composition.TFS
Have a Great Day,

Bonsoir John,
J'ai pris beaucoup de retard sur TE. Je découvre cette superbe prise de vue qui est notée comme elle le mérite.
Le miroir est parfait avec cette eau tranquille. Les couleurs sont un peu pâles à mon avis.
Merci mon Ami pour tes explications.

Dag John,

Zeer mooie foto van dit inderdaad prachtige kasteel. Heel mooie refecties in de vijver. Ik vind de tweede versie wel nog mooier.


Hello John,
Today I could not resist this "painting"..!
It is a wonderful capture with all the qualities sought after, peresented in this fine composition!
Congrats & Greetings,
Pablo -

Hi John

What a shot! Technically it's perfect! Excellent sharpness, POV, colors and lighting. And these reflections! An absolute diamond! Added to my favorites for sure! You're a very lucky guy to have these places for your photos! Congratulations!

A very picturesque shot...superb sharpness and colours with a nice POV..the reflections are the main attraction of the picture if you ask me
nice shot. One of my favourites for sure.

hi john,

a fantastic mirrow in this composition,
good job.

thank for details of shooting.


Hi John,
A super photo. The reflections, the depth, the symmetry, the colors are just astounding. Great compostion. Best regards. Salvator.

Wondeful shot John!
The light is very good, not much shadows, everything seem to be exposed.
The reflection is ofcourse very nice as well.

Hi John, here i go on the monster picture, even the title is monster ... I can't say how many times i watched this picture, for sure a looot of times ;)
All in it is good, great use and best use of a wide angle upon a 5D, settings impressive as i look carefully to them, i guess some PP, composition is so precise, reflexion is marvelous, and of course the main subject of picutre is a treasure.
Hats off to you, this one was in my tiercé for the best picture in 2006.

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2007-01-27 21:21]

Greetings John. A most impressive building made even more imposing thanks to your well chosen PoV which doubles the presence of the castle because of the clear reflection and the angle at which it was photographed. Clever manipulation.The bridge and its reflection, the lawn and the row of bushes on the left, plus the sweep of the sky, all combine to make this work exceptional. My compliments. Klaudio.

Hello John,

Again, at the end of the que, I join the chorus of awe struck viewers. What a magnificent architectural shot, and display of "two-point perspective." I will do a workshop, not to try to improve on perfection, but to illustrate how two-point perspective appears. One-point perspective was discovered in the Renaissance of 1425. Your photo of the daily bicycle ride over the canal is an example (I critiqued it a few days ago). Two point perspective was understood by Leonardo 50 years later. During the 17th century the great Dutch and Flemish painters used it liberally.

Warm regards, John,

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  • gmg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 74 N: 188] (4202)
  • [2007-02-11 7:08]

Hallo John!
Just a perfect picture for framing, POV, colors and saturation. Like a postcard, but much much better than a postcard!


Hi John,

The more I browse through your extensive and impressive gallery the more I realise that (a) I have a long way to go master the technical aspects of photography and (b) I am spoiled for choice. I chose this because I love old buildings and this is so well composed with the strip of land running down the left hand side to the ivy clad bridge. The colours are first class, the light is perfect and the reflections are simply stunning. A superb capture my friend, superb!



Hi John,

I don't specifically like shots of architecture. But... what a great POV !... Excellent. And the nice contrast between the hot color of the stone and the cold green of the trees is just... well ! Congratulations.

Hi John!!
Excelente perspectiva aumentada com as belas reflexões ficando mais dinamica e estética. Great work.


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  • sowhat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 1 N: 197] (1004)
  • [2007-03-22 12:47]

Hello John,
I'm aonly now dsicovering your pictures and I am impressed.
For this one, I am impressed by the depths and colors but what struck me is that Esher like structure sensation generated by the reflections. Excellent composition, but you know that already :-)
Thanks for sharing,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2007-04-30 7:13]

Hello John,
very nice the perspective and the POV that you chose in order to shot this castle.The reflections on the the water of the riverfront are superb with a lot of details.The wonderful graphical place and the very creative composition of the structure gives a great deal dimension to it.Well done.

Dag John,
ik heb nog niet veel commentaren geschreven, wel al veel foto's bekeken. Nu ik weet hoe ik zelf foto's kan posten, is het nog veel leuker om op trek earth te zijn. Ik hou van deze foto omdat ik ook graag reflecties op het water fotografeer. alleen ben ik nog niet zo'n mooie plaats tegengekomen. Prachtige foto, andere woorden zijn er niet voor

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  • Uzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 85 W: 13 N: 41] (1240)
  • [2007-05-17 14:02]

great quality, superb perspective ,
beutiful place
superb photo

Hi John
you are great! Wonderful reflections on the water, they made a superb composition! Very good details and beautiful building...

Bruce W.

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  • THAR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 0 N: 377] (3871)
  • [2007-05-29 8:52]

Photo exceptionnelle.Tant par sa POV que par sa luminosité et plein d'autres choses.Bravo.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2007-07-05 18:03]


very nice pov, the building is like posing for our eyes. Good place around..


Hi John,

great architecture perfectly reflected, I like your POV, perspective is excellent.



hello JHM
quelle belle perspective sur cette parfaite image qui dégage une atmophère de grandeur et de paix. Amitiès Henri
(une autre photo sncb demain a+)

Hi John!
Great picture with an amazing reflection!
Colors and sharpness are good,too...

Hallo John,
Prachtige foto,haarscherp.De weerspiegeling in het water is ook altijd mooi.Knap werk.

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-08-27 9:06]

Je dois dire que le niveau d'excellence technique est tel qu'il me laisse rêveur.

This place is simply awesome and you have captured it perfectly. I love the perspective. excellent John and the colours, the reflections the bridge is it a real place or something my imagination conjured up. lovely really.

the sky is little burned but reflexion and composition of the picture are really amazing.
great shot !

Hi John
Likely the nicest reflection I have ever seen. Composition, colors and sharpness +++ Very relaxing picture and an invitation to visit this wonderful location.
Regards from Canada
Pierre Lacombe

Hi John,

This photo is a technical masterpiece. The sharpness, POV, colors, light and composition- all are perfect. Simply, a feast for the eyes.

Hi John, I'm very happy every time when I see some of yours photos like this one. Great work with 5D and 16mm lens and perfect composition,POV and reflections.

TFS and regards,

Great reflection of the bulding and the sky on the water, Colours are well saturated. Good job!
Best regards

ontzettende krachtige plaat

Hi John,
Very nice image of this constructions, the reflections was great. Good work!
Congratulations and Hug!

Fantastic example of reflection my friend.
Regards James.c

Ola John ,
Fantastica foto um espelho perfeito deste castelo , muito bela a natureza envolvente , belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • B-F-G Silver Star Critiquer [C: 29 W: 4 N: 79] (322)
  • [2008-03-16 12:07]

wonderfull composition! not only with a beautifull reflection ins the castle moat, but you've also got a nice wide shot of this building. i've seen too many people zoom in way too close on the building, not realizing that showing the surroundings can enhance the picture tremendously.

Hello John!

Very nice reflection, and beautiful castle!

It seems thaty all West Flanders region stays on a water! :)

Hi John!
Such a wonderful spot, perfectly registered by you in your camera!
With this one, I found out your pictures and definitely became a fan of them!
Neyvan Peçanhuk - Brazil

Hello John,
You European photographers always do such an outstanding job with architectural images. This is a first-class photograph with fabulous composition and perspective. What I like the most about your image is the plant in the immediate foreground on the left. This enhances your 3D effect even more and makes me feel that I can walk right into the frame. Marvelous!

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-05-12 1:26]

Hello John,

sometimes I have a nice walk in your gallery. I make a big pleasure for ayes. Also, I spent some great moments in front of this view of Ingelmunster. Many thanks and wiashes. Two points only for Flanders.


Hi John,
a wonderful shot of this nice building, the reflections in the water look great and the POV is well chosen. I love that one, the whole composition is great. You did an awesome job, congrats, I admire this picture!

Take care

Wonderful picture. Great perspective and colors :)

Hello John,
excellent POV, the castle looks like an image from a fairy-tale. Super-photo! I won't add more: so many people have already said a lot for me in their comments :)

Nice-looking old castle +great water reflection +very good POV = a masterpiece worthy of praise!

Hello my friend!
Wow, this picture is, like all of your pictures, just amazing!
Perfect reflections in a beautiful POV and very nice composition.
I really like the colors, too.
It just looks stunning!!
Thank you very much for showing,
Best regards from Germany,

Eej jhm

mooie foto! Mooi met die weerspiegeling in het water. Ik ga nu voor een nieuwe camera sparen! De Canon eos 450d.

Hi John,
Wow! This is excellent! Beautiful composition, superb reflection, very nice colours and details, even with the overexposed sky it goes straight into my favorites!
TFS & regards,

Hi John,
I have seen this photo in your intro, and I could not have refused to value it since it is deserved.
It is excellent, I do'nt know if I like more the real image or the reflected one, but the truth is that this castle is magnificent and has a great aesthetic beauty, perfectly caught in your setting.
The quality of the image and of the colors is very high, as usual in your great work.
Friendly regards,

Hello, John

Excellent place for the shot, moreover that it had revealed more information on the "two-point perspective" through the workshop. Amazing colours, and interesting detail is that small boat, docked to the back-door. What a nice way to get in the castle, when and if necessary...



Excellent..!Great composition,perfect color,amazing reflections!
Very well done John,


je pense que l'on a déjà du tout vous dire sur cette belle image. Le château de la belle au bois dormant. Voila je voudrais l'appeler ainsi. Merci pour ce calme et cette tranquillité.

Hi, John.
Keywords: impressive, reflection, amazing, sharpness.
Great work.


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  • Uhu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • [2008-12-21 7:22]
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Amazing photo - and what a reaction! Really very professional one!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
  • [2009-01-04 13:31]

Hello John,
It's a true masterpiece of photography. Eye-catching reflections, sharp details, deep dof, remarkable pov and composition - everything is perfect.
Best regards and wishes for the coming week!

Terrific picture with great DOF and smooth light. A masterpiece John.

Amazing and breathtaking picture..The castle surrounded by water all around gives it a stunning look. Thanks for sharing. If I had the time I would have spent hours together in a place like this. best wishes.

Miraz...mmm very,very nice capture.

Ciao John,
immagine di grande prestigio, con un riflesso semplicemente spettacolare.

Well done!

Great shot!! The tones, composition and colours are amazing.

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  • anto95 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 234 W: 55 N: 211] (1840)
  • [2009-03-16 11:52]

Hi John,
Very good POV and amazing details.
Wonderful mystic landscape. Good colors. Very good capture and frame.

i really like the symmetry of your photo and the green vegetation that surrounds the red building!great composition and POV!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2009-07-24 0:31]

Hi John,
first of all, thank you very much for visiting my shot. Really appreciate your critique. i felt so excited to have you seen my shot. Why? The 77K points is beyond my thought and it must be from a man of great skills.
From this shot, the evidence is very clear indeed.
the sharpness, the perspective and the reflection, superbs clarity and excellent rich and dense colour make this castle shot a very brilliant one.
great presentation and superbs composition.
Nice knowing you and I hope you do critique mine as i will come to learn from your brilliant shots.


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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 9 N: 1211] (5751)
  • [2009-09-09 10:21]

Hi John,
This photo has been on TE for a long time, how I couldn't see it yet. But today comes my day.
The castle with reflection in the water is very well captured. You shot nicely composed piece of architecture with a great light, sharpness and perspective.

There are gorgeous castles in Belgium. Through a photography you well advertise beauty of your country.
Good job!
Best regards from States,

Grande scatto e grande taglio. Esposizione perfetta.

Bonjour John,
C'est vraiment magnifique.On ne se lasse pas de chercher des details sur cette formidable image.
Merci du partage.

Beautiful royal palace on the smooth lake surface and surrounded by greenery. I like the mirror image of the building in the water. Perfect sharpness.Best Regards

hi John,
mind-blowing picture.very good composition.
beautiful image with this splendid Reflection.
Very well done.

hello John,
I must admit this is really one of the best picture I ever seen here on TE. your composition is perfect here and reflection on the water is so fantastic! Excellent photo-job.
best regards

Hi john,
amazing picture, amazing architecture.
Extra reflexion.
Very succesful capture of symbiose nature and architecture.
Best regards Tomasz

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-04-14 1:28]

Hi John, This is a master piece. You must be very very hapy with it.. a superb image that does not have much comment than extremely well done. Congrats Rich

Hello John!

I just wish I could take such a good picture some day! Everything, from the reflection to the softness to the foliage, is perfect! I just wish the sky were not blown out (maybe a 1 stop grad ND filter may have helped...)


This is one of the best reflection's picture I'd seen on TE.
Clear view and well contrasted created a beautiful scene.Sure lovely place.
Enjoy you Sunday.

  • mondele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 15 N: 35] (823)
  • [2010-06-13 5:41]

Bonjour John,
Très bel endroit!
La photographie est vraiment très bien composée. Les tonalités sont légèrement désaturées, ce qui donne beaucoup de douceur à l'ensemble. J'aime beaucoup.

Hello John! Ideal mirror effect. Superb reflection. Good contrast and sharpness. Very good exposure and capture. Sophisticated effect. Well done!

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  • alin-m Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 5 N: 225] (3716)
  • [2010-08-12 10:42]

Beautiful picture of this amazing castle reflected in water.Congratulations.
Friendly regards.Alin.

An impressive light fantastical captured here.
Amazing reflections and softness.

Hi John,
What a great chance to pass this beautiful castle on the way to business. Of course, one must always have his camera ready ! And you did a great job with this capture !
Wonderful POV with the castle and its reflection in the back corner made by diagonal lines.
Very interesting note too !
TFS and Happy New Year !
Best regards.

Hi John,

This is a masterpiece. Amaizing place, wondergul composition and reflections. TFS!

Best regards,


Wow! I never seen this photo in your gallery, John,
My congratulations! Impressive view of reflections. Fantastic scene. Superb!
Greetings from Russia!



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  • Peterl (82)
  • [2011-05-17 13:15]

prachtig gewoon !
die perfecte spiegeling maakt de foto af !
sterk !

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  • sydb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 0 N: 41] (579)
  • [2011-07-08 17:19]

wow pas constructif mais wow!!!

  • ravinmb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 60 N: 146] (1303)
  • [2011-07-09 13:52]

Hi John,

Just wanderful work.. I simply love the reflection..

Have a wonderful day,

Warm Regards,

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  • Amici Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 26] (83)
  • [2011-07-24 5:58]

Hello John,
This photo is my favorite. When I see this work gives me the impression that I went back in time. She is perfect and this mirror of water reflecting this beautiful building. Congratulations on this work. A good week for you.

This is an absolutely superb shot - with great diagonal composition, fantastic sharpness and wonderful feeling of the place. The castle, bridge, reflection, and tree branches and plant on the front are all in a very peaceful harmony.

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  • Derya Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 38] (919)
  • [2011-07-29 13:05]

reflection of the castle is wonderful
I think it is a beatiful place
best regards

Hi John,
this is a real masterpiece. I am not even sure why but it really feels like a three dimensional photo. The composition is brilliant, with some vegetation in the foreground and the splendid reflection.
Excellent work,

Hello John,

great image of this castle, I like the composition, good point of view and beautiful reflections, the details of the construction are excellent, well done,

Best regards,


Hi John
I viewed this one because it was in your featured gallery.
and i can see why!
beautiful architecture displayed in a beautiful composition, and the reflective water is the perfect compliment.
love it!

Hallo John, Really great that your photo,taken from a perfect angle. Beautiful colors, reflections and especially ... sharpness. great light / shadows management.
Greetings and best wishes for a good evening ... Marino

Dag John,
Dit is echt wel een prachtcompositie.
Het kasteel op zich is zeker niet het allermooiste van de vele die je al gefotografeerd hebt. Maar het mooie zit hem hier in de hoek vanwaar je de foto genomen hebt. Te samen met zijn weerspiegeling in het water komt het van hieruit imposant over. Ook een beetje oninneembaar als een vesting.
De brug vormt met zijn spiegelbeeld ook een prachtig ovaal.
En de lucht is op zijn mooist in de rechter benedenhoek.
Verder was het een goed idee om de planten er op de voorgrond bij te nemen.
Beste groeten, Paul

With the Hello.
This landscape is very nice and well registered.

I'm from the criticism and what is your opinion about my pictures welcomed. thank you

عکس زیبای است مثل نقاشی است و رنگ خوبی دارد .
منظره زیبای است از طبیعت .
دوست تو پدرام .
موفق باشی

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-03-13 16:17]

Hello John,

I think that this is a very highly complete work, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant castle and surrounding greenery. Here seems to quite and peaceful place. The whole is harmonized and balanced well by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity. And, the refelection projected to the river gives an additional good effect.

Kind regards,

Hi John,

Thanks for giving me a warm welcome to TE and what a great shot to confront at the first go, fascinating reflections, vivid colors and superb perspective. I must confess I have been shooting pictures just for sake of loving photography, but unfortunately not a very knowledgeable guy, though i always feel that creativity is in your heart. This one is a real captivating photo ..... love to one day take one like this one. With respect.


The sharpness, the colours, the composition are all superb.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-04-20 6:54]

Hele speciale perspectif in deze foto. De lange lijnen zijn prachtig en de opbouw van de compositie met de plant en reflecties erg mooi. Prachtig licht ook.
Fijn weekend

Hi John,
This is a real WOW picture. Perfect angle to emphasis the size and style of the building, and the wonderful reflection too. I particularly like the little ivy colored bridge and active sky. Thanks for sharing!

Hello John,
You have such a rich gallery that I was able to see this amazing photo now.What a great shot.No need to give details.Just perfect.
Congratulations,TFS and best regards,

Hi John
Gosh 414 pts and I'm not in it, LOL !
No wonder in 2006 I did not know even the existence of TE
416 now!
Bravo for this masterpiece

The combination was very beautiful. Well have a good depth of color images and shadows. Very nice architecture.
Thank you.

Hello John.
A wonderful picture of your pride and spectacular gallery, the corner is really beautiful but the phenomenal reflexes make it a dream, you've got your big game with your wonderful do.
To tell you ...... everything is perfect in this great POV.
Have a nice day.
Best regards.

Buongiorno John
una gran bella galleria, foto splendide e luoghi meravigliosi, mi piacerebbe visitarli.
Il Blegio mi è piaciuto molto, ma da buon turista, ho visitato le cose principali, senza avere avuto il tempo per cercare il resto.
Complimenti ancora per le foto.

Hello John
A very great composition with a clear line of symmetry with respect to the reflections. Good light management too.



Hello John,

BRILLIANT PHOTO - WHAT A WONDERFUL EYE YOU HAVE - I just love the little red boat & the reflections are of course sensational....

Kindest regards,

A magnificent shot of a very famous and historical Belgian landmark!Great reflection, light, colors, contrast and a very useful note. I feel fortunate to be able to enjoy extraordinary picture like this one!

Hi John,
Magnificent architectural photograph. Beautiful colors and good management of light. Very nice reflections!!!
Well done my friend,

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2012-11-19 17:20]

Hi John !!
I do not keep statistics.... but I do not recall seeing before a photo with 430 points.
Congratulations....... the photo deserves it......
all together...SPECTACULAR


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  • knips Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 33] (172)
  • [2012-12-04 17:19]

Hi John
excellent photo again. Perfect choice of perspective.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello, John.
This wide-angle shot is superb. I am always pleased by photos and other images with good perspective. The wide angle emphasizes the perspective to a great degree. In this particular image, two-point perspective is excellently depicted. Very nicely done, Thanks.
-- Bill

Stunning capture of the castle and its perfect reflection on the water. Great choice of the POV, and the ultra-wide really stresses the great perspective!

Thanks for sharing!

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o starom dvorcu sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na dvorac i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i dvorac.
Ostaju dvorci i uspomene.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.

Good day, sir.
Good article on the old castle with the given data and history ...
A nice view of the castle, and a moment with reflex on the water ...
A good time recording, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice place and shown castle.
Castles and memories remain.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best.

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 715 W: 129 N: 1144] (7625)
  • [2013-05-26 14:35]

Hello John,
This is a great photo. Architecture is one of my favorite themes and this is one of the best images I have seen on TE.


Hello John,
Great shot.. Like the perspective and POV.. Also like the reflection of this building.. good composition..
Have a nice day..

Bonjour John,

What a lovely location ! I would like to go there very much. It makes me thinking about Azay-le-rideau in France.
Great sharpness and colours, indeed.

Best regards

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2013-06-23 13:39]

Hi John,

Hard to believe this was back in '06, it could just as well have been yesterday! What a beautiful image, the reflection is certainly the most attractive and noticeable feature in this scenic and picturesque setting. It's a "two-for-one" that we get to enjoy. :) The rustic colored exterior works well with the surrounding green landscape for a pleasing pallet of natures ensemble. Good depth of field, detail and a composition that enhances the view to its maximum. So very well achieved! Thanks for sharing the view. Have a great week ahead.

Friendly regards,


Excellet, excelent and once again EXCELLENT.
Composition, sharpness, colouring (pastel colours) are superb.

It's one of the best photos in TE

Best regards, Leszek

Dobar dan gospodine.
Dobra kompozicija, lepe boje i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi.
Lepe boje i kontrast.
Sve najbolje.

Good day sir.
Good composition, beautiful colors and a moment with reflex on water.
Nice colors and contrast.
All the best.

Merhaba Jhon,

Harika bir kompozisyon.Yansımalar fototgrafa ayrı bir hava katmış.Tebrik ederim.

Hi John. Everything in this photo is beautiful and worth seeing. Best composition and natural colors. The cloudy sky and the reflections add to the scene perfectly.
Rgds, Wolfgang.

John. A gentle composition, everything is in correct proportions. The verticals are well handled. The reflection is just right and the clouds have a touch of darkness about them.

Hello dear John!
Another majestic photo of your collection!
This image I think is impeccable!
The scenery is overwhelming!
Your country, seen through your eyes and in my eyes is magical!
Have a nice weekend!
Best Regards

Salam John , ****

Have nice moments in these vacations of new year,

Very nice pic. you shared here with us ,

All the Best ,

Thanks friend ,

God save you !

Regards ,

Omid - I.R.IR

Hi John,
With that complete reflection of your subject, this is definitely a jaw-dropper, bravo!

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  • Modos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 42] (968)
  • [2014-06-16 19:16]

hi John,

Great photo, the effect mirror in the water it's incredible!

See u

I have never seen this photo. Colors, reflection, lighting and exposure has been excellent. I'm sure I can learn a lot from you ...

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2014-08-08 20:38]

Hi Dear John.
I am glad to be back again and to hear from You. It is a very good and positive sign.
This picture is truly amazing by its colors, clarity, details and reflections. You saw it perfectly and executed greatly!
Thank You!

Hello my dear friend
what coud I say for this unique composition
with the castle reflected on the surface of
the river which is the original one?
everything is beautiful here
the calmness the delicate details
the cloudy sky reflcted on the river
a comprehensive view including tose
fantastic reflections
have a nice evening

What a fantastic image, John! I have always been advised to shoot reflections on water very early in the day, when the water should be most still. So I am happy to see that you can capture this great reflection, even in the afternoon! Thanks for sharing!

Best regards,
Russ Ham
Estudio Chispa
Austin, Texas
La Paz, BCS, México

Grande scatto! Ottima luce! Ottima tonalità! E soprattutto grande riflesso! Saluti!

Good evening
Thank you very good photos

Hi John.
What a beautifull image. Great colors, composition, sharp and what a nice reflexion! WD!

Very beautiful
Reflection in water
Like heaven on earth
You have blessed with this beautiful nature
Have a nice day

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  • Mics Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 169] (984)
  • [2015-07-30 2:38]

Hi John,

I love the symmetry, the POV and the composition you've shown on this image. There is this classic fairy tale feeling that this picture presents.

Wonderful shot!

Kind regards,


Hello John! Perfect cut, perfect exposure and capture. Ideal reflection. Marvelous contrast, gorgeous sharpness. Original effect. Good luck!

Hello, John!

The view of this castle is incredible, with its perfect reflection on the calm water, everything captured with excellent light, colors and sharpness! Wonderful composition! Perfect job!

Dear JHM,
fine take, perfect work, amazing colors, ideal sharpness.

Hello John
I found this fine photo to critisize today. A magnificent building which we Can enjoy double because of the reflections. Like a Big H. The pov is perfect and the bush in the fg is creating depth. A very pleasant scenario indeed.
Dear John; a very happy new year🍾 And all the best.
PS. Thanks for commenting on the BW pillar, I know it's not your taste.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2016-01-09 14:36]
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Hello John,
Interesting view of beautiful castle with perfect POV and great reflection in the water.This is fantastic photo with a great mirror effect.Great composition, very nice colours.Very well done.

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  • PMH Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 2 N: 18] (172)
  • [2016-06-06 8:38]

Hi John,

Beautiful photograph! It is not oversaturated - very natural,
and technically perfect in every other aspect. I will be visiting your portfolio frequently ...


Hello John.
Fantastic image with mirror like reflection of the still water. Top class shot with perfect exposure and details.
Thanks and kind regards,

Olá, John!

Boa foto, é um lugar muito bonito! Excelentes cores e luz! Os detalhes do edifício estão bem visíveis e a reflexão dele na água está sensacional! Boa vegetação no canto inferior esquerdo! Parabéns!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15720 W: 159 N: 27508] (144240)
  • [2017-08-06 5:31]

Bonjour John
Bel effet de miroir du château, du ciel, du petit pont dans cet eau calme, très belle présentation, netteté et lumière au top
Beau dimanche

Hi John,

First of all, amazing sharpness. Also great POV, beautiful reflections on the water and nice colors. Your excellent photo reminds me of 19th century English painters.


Un bel effet miroir pour cette composition classique (comme la bâtisse)... et en prime un premier plan végétal.
C'est comme d'habitude très bien réalisé.
Bonne fêtes.

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