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Red sunset D-IV

Red sunset  D-IV
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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: 2006-12-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2006 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-29 6:28
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My best friend to TE:
Previous week friday a very lovely winter day with temperature around the 5 degrees Celsius, against the evening come a fog about the fields, I took my camera uit my bike bag and took different of this lovely picture, for the perspective I chose this small river and the electric lines. These small river "Geleed" (in dutch) care for the drainage of the fields out of the environment.I know this is a very difficult picture through the red of the sun, the foreground I've cropped, and frame with two black parts.

I used a monopod.

I hope that you enjoy it!


My best friend to TE:

My best wishes for a Happy and healthy year 2007

Canon EOS 5D
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22/12/2006 16:09:23
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
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Hi John,
Beautiful winter sunset composition, full of softness.
Great pastel colors and misty atmosphere.

Hi John,

A nice photo of the sunset which is giving special colors, a set of shadows and a bit of fog to the photo. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. I wish to you and your family a Happy New Year 2007.


A lovely soft picture with exelent composition... Only thing is the upper left corner... Not sure about the inclussion of the tree here... Anyway a lovely picture with so much warmnes and atmosphere that I am sure I'll keep returning... TFS and a happy newyear to you too... Ina...

I love the dreamlike quality of the colourfully backlit fog. I like the panoramic format very much, but I think the out-of-focus tree branch on the top left is a bit irritating (or you have really really thick fog ;-)

Hi John :)

WOW! So fantastic colors and light. Beautiful view, great POV. Well done!

regards and in New Year all fairest for You and Your Families


Bonjour, mon ami John,
Une brume qui se colore de rose et de bleu, c'est une image pas courante.
Une image pleine de poésie. Le cadrage convient parfaitement à cette composition.
Que la paix et la joie de cette Fête soient avec vous tous les jours de l'Année nouvelle!
Meilleurs Voeux!

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2006-12-29 7:31]

Amaai, ik zie hier een andere John dan we gewoon zijn. Het heeft iets speciaals dat is zeker, het mag er meer dan zijn. Beste wensen voor het nieuwe jaar!

Pretty colors and format in this excellent winter compo, John. Well done and happy New Year, Daniel
ps - maybe I'd choose another color for your signature, that yellow stands out probably too much.

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2006-12-29 7:44]

Hello John,
original image with colors surprising for a misty atmosphere.
I wish to you a Happy New Year 2007.


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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2006-12-29 8:03]

Hello John,

Superbe coucher de soleil ! Les couleurs pastels de ces nuages sont très belles et valaient bien quelques fantastiques photographies !
Je trouve ton point de vue très bien choisi. J'aime beaucoup la rivière qui s'éloigne dans la brume !



Hello John -

A beautiful image! I do like the fog and the scattering of the light in the image. The red sunset is just a wonderful plus. A dreamy and mysterious image. Well done!

Thank you for sharing


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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-12-29 8:46]

Hi John!
At first I thought your lens got moistened:) Fantastic fog plus red light. And the usual suspect - long canal/river.

Dag, John. Er heerst een zeer mooie sfeer in deze foto. De mist geeft er een mysterieus aspect aan. De rivier die slingert, leidt ons naar de achtergrond met deze mooie hemel. De zachte kleuren zijn heel mooi.

Ik wens u een gelukkig nieuwjaar.


Hello John,
Very nice atmosphere in this shot, I like much these pastel colors,it's a very poétic image indeed. Well done!
I wish you a happy new year 2007!

hi john
very nice dreamy mode,
one distinguishes the details through the fog of a very beautiful color all different hue.
have a good new year and all my wishes to you and your family.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9307 W: 57 N: 15761] (58380)
  • [2006-12-29 13:31]

Goedenavond John,
De mist en de ondergaande winterzon zorgen hier voor een prachtige sfeer. Het wazige landschap met het riviertje en de bomen draagt hier nog eens extra aan bij. Bovendien vind ik de kleuren bijzonder mooi. Prima werk!
Prettige jaarwisseling toegewenst!

Hi John,
Great winter sunset with soft-tone colour and atmosphere, too beautiful
thanks for your effort for the captured and sharing
best wishes

John bonsoir.
Des couleurs à tomber ! Avec l'estompe naturelle fournie par la brume c'est beau comme une estampe japonaise. j'aime beaucoup.

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  • pady Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 60 N: 445] (4800)
  • [2006-12-29 15:15]

A so nice picture to wish us a happy new year.
PAstels colours are great. Composition on top.
I wish you a happy new year

salut john
super ambiance avec ce rosé qui domine, une paysage à l'atmosphère mystérieuse, bravo pour ce travail
meilleur voeux à toi

Bonsoir l'Ami John,
Une image insolite dans ta galerie. Une très belle colorisation de cette légère nappe de brouillard au couchant, du bel effet.
Merci pour tes voeux.
Excellentes fêtes de fin d'année. Pace e Salute

Hi John

Wow! Fantastic atmosphere. The colors and lighting are faboulous! Great job. Happy New Year my friend.

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  • partha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1318 W: 85 N: 1306] (14023)
  • [2006-12-29 21:32]

Hi John ,
Its rally a great shot.I can feel the essence of winter through it, that the great way of representation.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2006-12-29 22:07]

Dag John,
prachtig landschap in de roze ochtendwaas. Heerlijk dat riviertje in deze wondermooie compositie,.
Groeten Gerrit

Hi John,

indeed a special mood at morning you captured with a foggy hazy atmosphere that I like very much,with a dreamy red color,faded to a blue,...and is fading to a new year!...
a great shot,John,well worked and compoed,Thanks,
happy New Year

The light coming through the mist is magic and gives the atmosphere of some fairy tell - well the powerlines do not fit into a fairy tell, but hey it is great work!
Greetings, Peter

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  • tcht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 65 N: 1267] (7565)
  • [2006-12-30 1:29]

Hi John
Great colours, very much like a watercolor paint.etc Love the softness here. Beautiful work.
wish you a happy 2007!

I like the pink misty mood here, the suggested ladscape in this mood picture is ver attractive.
I like it
jean Michel
Happy new year

John ik wens U het beste maar dat wist U wel.
U ziet dat het eigenlijk niet zoveel uitmaakt wat U opstuurt, dit noemt men wederzijds respect. Zoals het eigenlijk ook wel hoort, vind ik. Maar de een is de ander niet en dat is maar goed ook. Maar verbazen doet het me wel. John U weet het, een vooral gezond jaar voor U en Uw vrouw, want geziondheid is volgens mij het belangrijkste in een mensen leven.
gr. jaap

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2006-12-30 3:00]

Hallo John,

Ook min beste wensen voor 2007, en moge het u verder goed gaan op TE.
Het is een merkwaardig beeld hoe u die rode zon door de avond mist zie weet te boren, en zo de weerspiegeling in het water krijgt, en weer dit perspectief wat u creëerd, blijf steeds het bekijken waard.


greatcolours and mist here, lovely to wake up to this every morning

Well done

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2006-12-30 3:38]

Hi John,
beautiful mystic picture. I like fogy sense and main colours. happy new year to you and your family my friend. take care.
my overall evaluation -> ****

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 443 W: 48 N: 610] (3335)
  • [2006-12-30 3:48]

I always say that there's no need to see the fog as an enemy:)...an enemy for a photographer:)
very nice colours:)
regards, m.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-12-30 4:04]

Dag John
A beautiful pastel colour photo you present us close to the year end..so soft & serene with the mist in the sunset colours
Wishing you the Best for the New year

This is something very different from you, but I like it. Wonderfully colours muted by the thick fog. This is a very ambiant shot John. Nice one.
Best wishes


Still a really magic Photo,
The colors are splendid and clearness is superb. Cheer and thank you for all these posted photographs which are really fairy-like.

Greeting and good year

Hi John. Wow excellent sunset photo, I love the curve in the geleed. Power lines are not always to be avoided, they can and do add to some photos. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-30 6:08]

Bonjour John,
une photo prise au meilleur moment, le soleil est voilà par cette brume qui en étale et diffuse les ryaonnement aux couleurs chaudes du coucher de soleil.
Une photo cadrée façon carte postale que l'on pourrait admirer des heures sans se lasser.

Meilleurs voeux à toi et tes proches.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2006-12-30 8:04]

Witaj John!
Very interesting photo. I like the composition, colors and frame. Very impressive picture.
Happy New Years!

Bonjour John, je te réitère à nouveau mes veux pour 2007(vaut mieux une fois de trop que d’oublier quelqu’un) La façon dont tu arrives à jouer avec ces dégradés de lumière et de teinte est assez extraordinaire, c’est une magnifique image, cette association de teinte et de texture bien appropriée est un exemple artistique, et la preuve par l’image que la photographie c’est d’écrire avec la lumière, et tu as une belle écriture, bien amicalement

Hello John,
Strange atmosphere ! I like this mystery touch, beautiful colors !
I wish you and your family and happy new year !

Hi John,
Superb compo, you created a great atmosphere, very soft and coloured.
Very nice picture,

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2006-12-30 10:25]

Hello John,
fantastic mist and fog captured here. The compo is nice and very pleasant and the setting sun added the the final touch with the great light and the beautiful colours. Very nice one!
Happy New Year, once again!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2006-12-30 10:49]

Hi John,
very nice pink afternoon, pleasant mood, good composition and quality of photo. I like it.
Best wishes to You in coming New Year!

Wow John, What a glow ! Dreamy and very soft

Hi John,
truely it is a very difficult shot by the intensity of the so direct light, but the fog has given magnificent pink tones you, with a very interesting result aesthetically, when creating a type of flou on the image of the landscape.
My best wishes also for you and yours in a New Year full of happiness and health,.... and photos.

Happy new year John. This reminds me of some inpressionist landscape paintings, carefully worked compo wth the tree TL balancing the darker area BR.

Hi John,
Its one of the finest landscape 'paintings' I have ever seen. The fog really adds that special touch that transforms this image. Beautifully done!
Happy New Year

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  • Ann75 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1090 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-30 17:21]

Hallo John,

Schitterende foto met prachtige kleuren! Ons Belgen landje heeft toch ook heel wat schitterende landschappen te bieden...het is tijd om nog eens terug te gaan! De mist zorgt hier voor die zalige atmosfeer en ik vind het ook mooi hoe de rivier, de bomen en wat huizen een beetje zichtbaar zijn door die mist! Knap werk en zeer knap gefotografeerd! Hoedje af, John!


PS: De beste wensen voor 2007 voor U en U familie met veel geluk en een goede gezonheid!

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2006-12-30 17:57]


love the lighting effect here of this place soaked in a pink mist .. just beautiful.

take care,


Hallo John,
Een prachtige foto van een winter die maar geen winter wil worden (op een enkel moment na) en +5 graden is ook niet echt overtuigend. Wat bedoel je hier met "Geleed"? Lars en ik konden er niet de juiste verklaring bij vinden.
De beste wensen voor 2007,
groet Rob

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2006-12-30 19:32]

Well John this is certainly a treat to see these colors in the fog. I love the smooth transition of blue to pink in the sky. All the best to you John in 2007. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers Paul

marvelous shot dear well captured great colors

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2006-12-31 4:37]

Beautiful misty sunset! i lke the composition with the river going across towards the back. very well done.

Happy new year to you and your family.

Hola Jhon,

Muestras una imagen de tonos increíbles, has creado una atmósfera diferente, parece una pintura, fantásticos colores pastel, una forma diferente de ver el mundo que nos rodea, buen trabajo!

Saludos y te deseo un Feliz Año Nuevo


Bonjour John
je suis impressionné par la douceur des couleurs dans cette photo. Tu as réussie une merveille. La brume amène de très beaux dégradés dans ce paysage. Bravo

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2006-12-31 11:57]

Hi John,

Very beautiful and soft atmosphere in this landscape. I like very much the image processing, it is very pleasant to look at. A beautiful composition, cheer.

I wish you and with all your family very good and happy year 2007.


Hello John,
I am impresed from the light and the warn tone of the colors!Very special and moody atmosphera fitting very much with the Christmas day!
My best wishes for the New year,most of all health!

Hi John. That sure is a magical sunset! What a spectacular combination of light and warm colors. I think I like the soft painterly feel the most. Happy New Year John!

Hello John,

A great atmospheric image to bid 2006 farewell...


Pablo -


Hi John,
Very lovely scenery and wonderful pastel colors.
I wish you a happy new year 2007.
warms regards

Bonjour John,
Magnifiques ces couleurs, avec cette brume en premier plan. C'est magique.
Belle réussite.
Très bonne année 2007.

Hi John, The thick fog certainly contributed to the allure and mysticism of this wonderful composition. Very well done and a Happy New Year. Danilo

Hi John!
Amazing foggy composition with splendid fog reflections on water.
Marvellous colors and nice clarity.
A dreaming scenery!
TFS and have an excellent 2007 first week!

hi john

another excellent sunset with a fantastic atmosphere.

good job


Hi John

Amazing colour to shot. Beauty composition and depht. I love the mistery atmosphere and effect.

Well done

Olá John, is this a mirage? What a good idea of capturing this beautiful atmosphere. The red tones of color are increadible and the winding river was very well chosen for the main subject of the composition. Impressive work!
Friendly regards,

Hi John,
The colors in this misty sunset are really superb. Thanks for sharing. Best regards. Salvator.

You have captured a lovely mood on this shot. Fabulous scenery, splendid frame, beautiful soft colors..Thank you,John for this picture
All the best in 2007

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1558 W: 61 N: 2195] (9043)
  • [2007-01-09 8:11]

Hi John
This is one of your best,the mood is so strong but all in softness.The river offers a clearer path splitting the composition in two and adding contrast and interest.
The fog was one huge diffuser and you took good avantage of it.
Have a good Tuesday

Hello John

There was already so much said about this photo that I decided to write a critique without looking at other critiques. So what I like? Soft, pastel tones of the mist, the sunset that seems to be different than all other ones, silhouettes of huts on the right and the note - especially the part about "healthy year" ;) wish You all the best.

Take care, Wojtek

Hi John!
This is a fabled and very fine impression! Colours are picturesque and particular. Refined and splendid shot!
Thank you, nice days

Hi John, what a gradient of colors in the sky !! A clinic you give to us, impressive.
Tremendous picture, so peacefull mood and full of wish
I love it

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-06 5:15]

Belle photo,ce soleil donne vraiment une bonne lumière a la photo. Amitiés Thomas

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2007-02-09 19:32]

Hi John. hat a serene, restful, contemplative piece. I suppose such faces of nature a part and parcel of living in a land where water is never too far away. Fine, delicate colours and light. A pleasure to look at. Regards. Klaudio.

Hello John,

I browsing some of your older images, I came across this ethereal image from the end of last years. There is a serene beauty in the scene, a dream-like quality, created by the pastel colors and the meandering river vanishing into the distance.

Warm regards, and have a good week, devoid of unhappy surprises,


hello jhm...........
an other great picture.........
nice timing.........
great fog.........

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lepo mesto i trenutak ...
Dobar snimka i prikaz lepom panoramom.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Priroda pravi lepe trenutke, a mi uzivamo u lepoti.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.


Goedendag, meneer.
Mooie plaats en tijd ...
Goed schot en een prachtig panoramisch uitzicht.
Goede teksten en compositie, mijn complimenten voor de vastgelegde moment.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
De aard van de echte memorabele momenten, en we koesteren in de schoonheid.
Een mooie dag verder, het allerbeste voor het weekend.
Veel succes.

Good day, sir.
Nice place and time ...
Good shot and a beautiful panoramic view.
Good lyrics and composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
The nature of the real memorable moments, and we bask in the beauty.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
Good luck.

Hello John,
What a pretty photo, with the pink light from the setting sun and the mysterious fog half-veiling the scenery. Excellent, TFS!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2015-07-29 7:32]


nice and interesting view with this mix of fog and sunset. I liked the unusual view and the elements like the nude trees that are visible . TFS.



Hi John
I did pass thi sone I wondwer how!???
One of your best IMO

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