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Double way O xia
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24629 W: 523 N: 41334] (177626)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/52 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2006 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-04 8:26
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 172
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The autumn period is one of the most beautiful periods for photographers here in our environment.
The canals and ways are beautiful decoration of lovely autumn colours through the leaves.
Early in the morning can you make the splendid pictures through the little bit misty about the water or earth.
You can see the Leopolds canal and the way beside, this are place where very a lot bikers a and tourist the follow the specially bike trips.
Again I have try very nice perspective and colour to give at this picture.

I hope you like it.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
13/10/2006 8:43:45
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Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
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Center-weighted averaging
Exposure Compensation
-1 1/3
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16.0 - 35.0mm
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Good use of double perspective in this one, John, and a nice mood rendered by the autumn light and the seasonal colors that come out in a rather luminous way. A refreshing still life in which I also like the fallen foliage on the ground.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-04 8:28]

Hello John,
Merveilleuse vue avec une brume toute automnale et la lumière trop forte crée ici l'ambiance particulière.
Bien à toi.

hello Fantasic shot! exellent colours and compo!TFS

Hi John,
I am sure this is going to turn as one of your best photos on this site. You are right about the early morning weather, the light and the mist is tailormade for this kind of composition.
With Greetings from India

Hallo John,
Prachtige sfeer wat je hier hebt gecreerd, met een diepte als zelden tevoren. Vind hem erg mooi, vooral de sfeer spreekt mij erg aan...prachtig werk.
Groet, Henk

Very good POV and composition. I like this shot. Thanks for sharing.

I love the colours and the great depth that you have achieved. Perfect POV, keep up the great work.
TFS Rodney

Hello John,
A beautiful perspective making good use of the tree-lined road and what's even nicer the line of fallen leaves. Excllent lighting and clarity resulting in good reflections.

Dag, John. Hier kan men heel goed de overgang van schaduw naar zon waarnemen. Er zijn twee aparte delen in uw foto: de wereld van de schaduw an de wereld van het licht. Het perspectief is zoals gewoonlijk uitstekend, maar ik vind wel dat het bovenste deel in het midden een beetje overbelicht is.

Hello John!
Great photo with good composition and POV.
Beautiful autumn colors.


The main attraction of this shot is for sure the light., I like the way you captured the rays of light coming in from the top part of the picture enhancing the yellow colours of the leaves on the trees.
Good reflections on the water.
Well done. Thanks for sharing

Hello John.

Fantastic, nice composition and colors.


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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2006-12-04 10:01]

Hi John!!!!!

The other day, at home, I was just thinking about how to express to you, all the things your awesome pictures makes me feel, and I just arrived to a conclusion, your pictures they are just like fairy tales, gives us beauty, magic, misterious items, and they are just a great master piece of art, I am so so glad to be able to watch them every day.

This one, obviously it is not gonna be less, just spectacular as usual.

have a great day John, and thaks ;-)


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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2006-12-04 10:26]
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Hi John, excellent work on light on that beautiful image.
it seems a stich of 2 different image, with a so powerfull light on the right side and the long persepective under the trees!
excellent shot.
thansk, ciao

Very well taken, John, of course some overexposure is there, but I understand that you had a difficult light and had to measure exposure on the left, otherwise the path would be dark. Excellent perspective and the small tree provides a fg interrest. A ray of light in the end of the "tunnel" is fantastic!


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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2006-12-04 10:52]

Hello John,

Une très belle vue à nouveau pleine de perspective et de profondeur !
La lumière est superbe et les rayons de soleil traversant le feuillage au loin sont vraiment beaux !



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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-04 12:22]

Dag John,

het nevelachtige over het water heeft wel zijn charme. Goed geslaagd ondanks het tegenlicht.



tja ik vind hem fraai,
er is iemand die spreekt hier van ondanks het tegenlicht, maar deze ziet dus niet dat U juist gebruik maakt van dit licht ten behoeve van de compositie. Nee, mooie pov, goede compositie, prachtig werk.
gr. jaap

Hi John,
This is excellent work.
The image is exposed to perfection.
Wonderful sharpness, great colors and great perspective.
I like this a lot! Well done. Uğur

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  • tcht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 65 N: 1267] (7565)
  • [2006-12-04 13:56]

Hi John
I like the original angle you've used here. I usually see a composition with only the 'tunnel effect' of the trees, but you've added something extra and made it even more beautiful. The light is cool, very strong and makes a great mystric atmosphere. Interestingly, the brighter part on the right is echoed by the beam of light in the deep ends of the 'tree tunnel'. Great work, tfs!

salut john
une photo qui aurai du être quelconque, devient une oeuvre d'art avec des couleurs géniales et un cadrage avec une perspective des arbres bien dosée, Bravo

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  • huahoa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 327 W: 2 N: 730] (3698)
  • [2006-12-04 17:06]

Hi John,
Very nice landscape !
I like well the contrast between the canal and the route. Early morning offers to us a light freshness and colours are simply magic.
Well done John !
Have a nice day

As always, great perspective. Superb mist which leads to a great atmosphere in the photo. Well exposed. Very nice indeed.
Best wishes

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2006-12-04 18:10]

Ja John, het was een mooie herfst en u laat dat hier eens te meer zien. Prachtig licht en goede kleuren in een evenwichtige compositie.
Groeten Gerrit

bonjour dear john
wonderful trees and depth.beautiful light and colours.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2006-12-04 21:34]

Hi John,
Despite some overexposure near the top of the frame, the depth obtained and wonderful autumn hues makes this an effective shot. Its as if the overwhelming warmth of the autumn sun pervades every part of life. I very much like the tunnel like effect with the pathway on the left. Well captured.

Hi John. That's some light you had. The way the light is working its way through the scene is so very dramatic. As a side benefit from the pathway is both leading line and depth. Excellent shot!

Hi John
Yet one more great autmn shot.Fog over trees is giving lovely color.Light at distant of road lovely addition

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 443 W: 48 N: 610] (3335)
  • [2006-12-05 3:23]

Hy John
Great manage of the light and the fog
Exellent POV and dof
Regards M.

Hello John,
The light plays nicely here, and contributes to the strong sense of depth in this fine image!
Well composed with effective lines, where the road and the canal enhances the effect of each other...
Strong autumn atmosphere with good seasonal details!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-12-05 3:59]

Wow, John, you're daring with this sun! But I admire the final effect, well handled light.

hi john
beautiful view of leopold channel,deep perpective given by the road and trees,as well as the light filtered by the mist which made a mysterious mood.

thanks for your beautiful galery

helllo john,
Nice composition with the good diagonal.
Seems little noisy (levels), but good light.

Bonjour John,
Ambiance et couleurs superbes, la brume est un élément très romantique..
Excellente composition, well done.

The diagonal lines are great. A like the misty athmosphere here. It's nice photo. I see good the contrast and the natural colour of the beginning autumn.

Hi John,

A good POV of the road, of the canal, of the trees with fall colors and their reflection in the water which is an asset to the photo. The photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi John
Fantastic high key light behind the treeq. Good framing.

Hi John, this is a typical image from you with a very strong perspective, but what I like here is the way it seems to have two diferent situations, with diferent lighting, because the line of trees are a filter to the sunlight. On the right side I love that magical explosion of light and colors. Really beautiful!
Best regards,

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2006-12-05 9:46]

Hi John,

Alliance fog and sun give a very beautiful effect on this pretty landscape. I like very much the atmosphere which emerges from the composition. The treatment of the colors and the light is very pleasant. Still a beautiful photograph, cheer John.

Best regards,


Hi John!

Realy excelent POV! Here I liked the persfective and the light's coming very much. You composed it excelent. TFS
Kind regards

Hi John,
Splendid shot, with this direct light on the mist of the morning, which offers us a few sheens and a spectacular luminosity.
Great perspective of the road and of the channel to his side, I like the color of the water with his yellow reflections of the autumnal vegetation, and the beams of the Sun that penetrate between the trees of the road, in background, and that illuminate the mist in a great visual effect.
It is fantastic.

Dag John,
Het sterke licht in de perspectief van de rivier brengt een speciale sfeer in beeld.
Heel mooi gedaan
Prettige avond

really amazing work, It has an interesting composition, and beufifull colours. You use very fine the perspective in this shot, good look. Regards JR

Hi John!
Lovely landscape with an interesting light contrast between way's luminosity and the canal's luminosity.
Good colors and really nice perspective!
TFS and my best regards,

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  • jjbach Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1870 W: 57 N: 1761] (9326)
  • [2006-12-05 18:52]

Hi John,
Excellent composition with great perspective and really wonderful atmposphre. The light management is great. Splendid work!

Regards John

Hi John,
Nice autumn picture with soft colours.I like the perspective with good DOF.I can see some digital grains in the road side of the shot.Tfs and regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 1047 N: 29294] (138472)
  • [2006-12-06 3:43]

Hi John

Wonderful perspective & reflections with the warm, ambient light, providing a nice mood. Excellent colour & sharpness. I like the sunbeam in the distance. Triple perspective, if you count the road margin covered in leaves. Tfs!

Bonsoir John,
Vous savez rendre grâce à l'automne avec élégance à travers cette prise de vue.
Très bon cadrage donnant de la profondeur à la composition.
Bravo, pour cette réalisation.

Ce decor me donne envie d'aller pecher a la mouche.
c'est magnifique cette endroit.
Bravo pour le cadrage et cet effet de brume.


Hi Jhon!

Excellent composition, two together different scenes, great idea! you created a different and mysterious atmosphere, the left zone of the image has good depth, I like the result, Good work.


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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2006-12-06 7:34]

Hi John,
fine perspective and well balanced composition, very good colours and well handeled light...well done!!!

Hello John,
Another very nice one John, this double perspective is perfect, I like this autumn atmosphere, superb light and framing here, a great work my friend!
Best regards

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2006-12-06 7:53]

Heel mooi John! Je ziet dat het een paar weken geleden is genomen maar je zou nooit denken dat het midden november was. Een prachtig beeld van onze mooi streek. Zonder nevel zou hij al schitterend geweest zijn, met is het uitzonderlijk!

Hi John,
A superb fall scene enhanced by your meticulous and artistic composition. Lighting is especially sweet. The viewer is allowed to wander his eyes in the many engaging details. Awesome. Happy holidays. Danilo

Hi john,
Another lovely waterway image.The light is wonderfully filtered by the mist and reflected of the water and trees.Everything perfectly placed with the trees and path drawing you into the image.Sadly don't feel much of the autumn season here in Israel as most trees keep their leaves all year.Take care.
Regards, David

Hi John
Again beautiful image. Impressive light, although the sky isn`t perfect. I don`t know what to do - admire this photo for the effect, or criticize for this white "spot" in the centre ;).

Hi John,
Excellent autumn composition with a great DOF. Excellent colours and lighting. Great work.
Very well done.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2006-12-06 16:26]

Hola John.
Another excellent shot, very good composition and POV. Love the way you captured it with the light against your camera, a difficult shot but you got it very well.
Well done.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-12-06 23:22]

Dag John
This is absolutely superb...with the light & the mist. It must have been difficult to handle the contrasting light, but you've achieved a superb result. I love the beam of light falling on the far end of the road beyond the tunnel of the trees. Wonderful

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2006-12-07 4:49]

Hi John,
very well captured and nicely composed shot of a great perspective and depth. Very well managed different light conditions. The misty atmosphere captured above the water and enlightened by the sun is very effective.
Nice work! Tfs and best regards.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2006-12-07 4:55]

Interesting effect of the mist in the well made compo John. Still I find the light part maybe a bit too bright - loosing a little too much of the detail. Still - working overall presentation

Hi John

Another perfect shot and well composed this place. Wonderful atmosphere and light control.
Well done
Thanks for share

Hello Lukie..euh...John..
this is a nice lukie' shot, lucky shot? non...
good framing...
the 400 isos give a bit of noise in the end of the tunnel, but it's ok.



Goedemorgen John, inderdaad weer uw befaamde eindeloze perspectief hier. De ochtendkleuren zijn prachtig in dit herfsttafereel. De blaadjes vormen een mooi weglopend patroon en de mist en het camerastandpunt maken het af. Prachtig werk John en het frame bevalt me ook goed.
Goed weekend uit een nog schemerig en wat mistig Rotterdam bij 8 graden,

Hi John,
Another magnificent shot with an excellent perspective. Ver nice the fog effect and autumn light.
TFS and greetings,

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2006-12-09 18:08]

Hi John, Another excellent composition. The autumn colours are terrific and i like the cropping to include a little of the roadway. Good work. PS I wish my photos were as clear as yours. I am being tempted to change to a DSLR soon. Murray.

Hi John,
greeting John,
another beautiful autumn captured with nice composition from your collection,

Ennorme lumiere ici mais c'est je pênse le but recherché.
Des problemes sont visibles sur les troncs d'arbres a gauche surement a une retouche importante.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2006-12-10 12:56]

Bonsoir John
La composition matinale est intéressante, la surexpossition à droite donne un bel effet car elle est judicieusement utilisée par rapport aux ombres sur la partie gauche de l'image.

Incrível...fascinante e maravilhosa imagem.
São dois cenários em uma foto; o alinhamento dos pinheiros divede o cenário. Cores fabulosas e ótima perspectiva. Nota 10!
Grande abraço John e parabéns!!!

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  • t0mmm1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 4 N: 782] (5442)
  • [2006-12-11 13:24]

Hi John,
wonderful perspectives you show here. I like to look at each of this immaginary lines and follow them to the myst on the horizont... it's magical.
Have a nice day,

Hello John.
I kinda glanced at some of the pictures that you've posted since I've been away from TE and I immediately felt like I needed to comment on this beautiful shot. Like PJE (Paul Enns), I'm becoming a sucker for mist and your picture contains such a wonderful glow through that mist rising off the water. Again, you take such wonderful advantage of that wide angle lens and we see it here. It is nice to see the two completely different lighting situations you've contained in this shot. Really good friend.

Hello, John!
You have faced a really interestin weather situation! Delicate fog floating in the air made a pretty conditions for photorgaphy, by diffusing light and making it very soft. Nice perspective inviting to take a walk along the canal.

The perspective holds well and is reinforced by the very good game between fog and light. Well doen there is also two directions for the eyes in this picture, two rich aspects for this canal on the water and on the path.
Beautifull automnal shot
I like it
jean Michel

Hi John,
I sense a slight shift from the usual atmospheric feel of your shots and must say it is very refreshing. I am very much attracted to the far end of the road as despite its distance there is a lot of interest there too. Very exciting indeed!! Regards and do have a great Xmas and the new year.

Une image fort bien composée, avec deux "chemins", l'un de terre, l'autre d'eau. Belles couleurs.

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1558 W: 61 N: 2195] (9043)
  • [2006-12-16 21:04]

Hi John
I did not count the number of shots you did of the Léopold canal and I am amazed that you are still finding original way to show it,it does credit to your quality as a photographer.
Here you have well use the light through the morning mist to give an almost divine look and feeling.
Have a good WE

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2006-12-19 18:29]

Hi John.
If someone would appear in the photo we could be in front an even better picture. But actually the note of this photo with the empth path is really the highest note.
Beautiful moment (that's light is amazing) and powerful capture.


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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1705 W: 165 N: 1512] (9588)
  • [2006-12-21 10:39]

Merhaba John...
It's another magical atmosphere and wonderful autumn colors... The point of view and the perspective are perfect... Also perfect light, reflection on the canal and clarity...
Stay well..

Hello John,
This is a wonderful shot, but it is still one-point perspective, with all the lines converging at a single vanishing-point. The sharpness of the foreground and the misty appearance of the background stand in contrast to each other, producing a remarkable picture. Well done,

Hi John,
The double perspective like in nwoehl's critique is very nice. But, the heavy mist on the right side of the photo and the small sun rays at the end of the road are beautifull. The colors and the sun shining from within the mist is superb. I wish you a very nice weekend. best regards. Salvator.

Hello John,
I red your new intro.page, well-written staff - and agree to the "mission" of TE helps a better world.
In this fabulous picture, two divisions, excelent DOF on left, grand nist over the canal on right: all taken in fine lighting's and coliors in the arrey.
Best regards

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-12-28 16:24]

Hi John !!
Happy new year and many new nice photos !!!!
This photo has two very different elements, nice diagonal lines.It is all very well balanced in particular the illumination and the fog.
Simple but very elegant frame.

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled na mesto u jesen ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda u jesen.
Lepo mesto za setnju.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening, sir.
Nice view of the place in the fall ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Beautiful nature in autumn.
Nice place for a stroll.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.

Hello John,
Your ever-beautiful "by the water" photo style is aided by the fall colors and the mysterious mist. It's truly beautiful with its multiple vanishing lines and repeating patterns.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2016-04-10 15:18]


I liked this perspective showing the canal and the road. marvelous use of the light and this fog. TFS.



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