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Sunset - Hoeke J II

Sunset - Hoeke J II
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-06
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, symmetry, Symmetry, More than 200 points to 300 – photos, My best of 2008, One point perspective [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-10 10:10
Viewed: 7441
Favorites: 12 [view]
Points: 274
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was on the small bridge about it Napeleon canal, or also name Damse canal in it pictoresque village Hoeke.
2 mile of Sluis in Netherlands and 5 miles of the worldly Knokke at the Belgian coast.
I found this image extra ordinarily with the sun between the trees, and the pink colour to the and of the canal.
I want always a good perspective I think that here we see a very good perspective

I hope that everyone can enjoy, comment are welcome.

Canon 5D Shooting Date/Time
6/1/2008 16:43:13
Tv(Shutter Speed)
1/100 Sec.
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Centerweighted average metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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Hi John
this is really a great composition!
Lines of trees are wonderful and that light made a suggestive mood, very good compo...well done!


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2008-01-10 10:14]
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Hello John,
This is quite different than your other canal shots. I agree that the setting sun produces an unusual and beautiful effect. The reflection is perfect as usual. I also like how the two rows of trees end up in opposing upper corners. Very nice. Best wishes,

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-01-10 10:16]

Hi John,

what a great perspective...but not only that...the luminosity is superb. Beautiful seen. Well done!

Hi John,
fantastic view with wonderful colours and reflections and excellent perspective.

Hello John:
Beautiful alignment of tress on the canal and very nice management of the sunset light. The reflectins are nice and sharp, even the ripples are captured.
Very well done

Hi John,
That's G R E A T!!!


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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2008-01-10 10:41]

Hello John
This is really a great composition!
The luminosity is superb
Very nice.

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  • Seb82 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 11 N: 300] (2467)
  • [2008-01-10 10:43]

waw , jolie prise!
J'aime bien la perspective trouvée ici , comme si ces arbres ne s'arrétaient jamais , et puis la lumiére est super!

that's fabulous. great pov, colours and details

Hi John,
Wooahhhhhhhh. The colors, the refelections and the sharpness is absolutely wonderful. Very impressive image my friend.
Best regards. Salvator.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56892)
  • [2008-01-10 10:58]

Goedenavond John,
Werkelijk prachtig hoe het perspectief van het kanaal naar de ondergaande zon leidt. De dubbele rij bomen versterkt het perspectief en de spiegelingen zelfs nog meer! Heel mooi werk!

Hi, John,
Tres jolie perspective et tres douces couleurs du jour qui s'en va.
Belle soiree

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2008-01-10 11:06]

Hi John,
what a perspective!
excellent captured the scenery,great POV and amazing reflections and colors,
the composition is superb!

very nice capture of the mirroring of the trees in the water.

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2008-01-10 11:27]

Wow, what a beautiful scene! I like the way you used the positioning to give this shot such nice sight lines, looking straight down the canal with the rows of trees on each side. The way the lines converge just draws my eyes down the canal and into the distance. Well done!

Excellent long perspective leading to light, John, several of your recent shots feature deep perspectives, this becoming to be your trademark, relections strengthtening the composition a lot...

Cheers and happy new year!

Hello John,
My compliment towards this outstanding photo of yours in perfection!
good pov with excellent exposure and focus
just beautiful indeed
best regards

Hi dear John !
Superrrrrr ! What a great capture. Perfect pov and great light management. The geometry and graphical effect of this capture is simply masterly !
TFS and best regards

Hallo John,
Wie gelovig is zal denken "licht aan het eind van de tunnel", maar aangezien ik daar niets mee heb zal ik het uitsluitend om de foto richten.
Dat felle licht zorgt er wel voor dat je een heel sterk perspectief hebt gecreeerd. De diepte zit er toch al flink in dus de accenten naar achteren toe zijn zeer sterk en dominant aanwezig...alsof je als eht waren IN de foto wordt gezogen.
Mooie gradatie in licht...mag dit wel zien zo.
Groet, Henk

Hi John,
What can i say that hasnt already been said ,i would be so proud if i had took this beautiful.

Hi John,
On having seen the miniature already I have noticed that it was your photo, it takes your signature and your so personal style.
You play skilfully with the geometry of the canal and of the trees, with its fantastic perspective, and also with the light of the Sun, in this case behind the trees, giving a luminosity and a few really fantastic tones.
It is a great work, very elegantly and attractivly at sight.
Best regards,

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2008-01-10 12:12]

Salut John,
Superbe, limpide, nette, bien construite.
Une de tes meilleures sans aucun doute.

tres belle perspective de ces rangées d'arbres à l'infini, avec des couleurs superbes, le soleil qui donne une belle lumière entre ces deux rangées et de belles réflections
une note de romantisme dans cette photo....

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2008-01-10 12:41]

The dep is supperb here. A very beautiful landscape in a very well composed shot. Beautiful reflections in the watter surface.

Very well done.


Bonsoir John,
Tout a été dit! Une petite merveille.

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  • vero07 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 308 W: 52 N: 215] (1781)
  • [2008-01-10 13:33]

Hi John,
Amazing composition with a great perspective and perfect reflections! I like specially the inclusion of the sun just at the end of the canal.
It's a very good shot.
Well done.

Hello John
Well ...this is for my favorite colection

Hi John, fascinating reflections with splendid colors, superb perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello john;
very beautiful photo, very nice colours..


Hi John,
your POV is excellent! What a fantastic row of reflected trees, and another one on the other side, and other two rows of actual trees! Superb sharpness and clarity, lovely colors and natural-looking sunset/rise. Well done!

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2008-01-10 14:04]
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Hello John,

Celle-ci est particulièrement belle ! Il s'agit là du summum de la perspective ! Tout nous guide avec force vers le fond de l'image cadré avec soin ! Une photographie captivante et d'une surprenante beauté !
Je la place dans mes favorites !
Bravo ! J'aime beaucoup cette ambiance !



salut john
tu etais au bon moment de ce lever de soleil la lumiére est géniale et les reflets magnifiques et cette perspective maintenant bien connu toujour aussi belle

Hi John.

The light, the light, the light, the light....

My compliments!

Hi John,

it's always a great pleasure to see your perfect shots. INCREDIBLE perspective here! Great light managing and reflection. Welcome to my favorites, I just wonder why you still weren't added ;)

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)
  • [2008-01-10 15:17]

My dear pilot John.
You just captured one of the best shot from the Napeleon canal posted in TE. It's a magnificent shot with beautiful sky colors and a superb reflection. Very well captured from a very good POV. The way we see the changes of colors in the canal and the line of trees all the way to the horizon, this is what I call a magnificent composition.
Well done. TFS.
My best wishes for you and your family in this 2008.

what a great picture...but not only that...the colour is superb. Beautiful seen. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2008-01-10 16:33]

Hi John,no words need,the pic talk alone,is fantastic,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello John,

From the gallery I was drawn to this photo because of the diagonal lines. This is perfect execution of composition but I'm sure you already knew that! There are so many lines even from the reflection in the water. I just really like this photo.

Excellent shot,


the perspective is clear and the central element of this shot. The outstanding detail is that you got the sun, or its light exactly at the end of the tree lines. It gives the impression that the trees leads to the sun ...

Salut John, superbe vue miroir de ces alignements d'arbres.

nou het zegt genoeg,
ik hoef hier geen woorden aan vuil te maken. een oude succes formule waar men nog niet op uitgekeken raakt, zeer fraai werk John.
groet Jaap

Goedemorgen John,
Wat een geweldig perspectief en een enorme schepte laat u hier zien. Het hoge lichte bij het verdwijnpunt geeft deze ook een episch karakter. De reflecties zijn suberb. Genieten in de vroege morgen, prachtig werk!
Een goed weekend toegewenst uit een mistig Rotterdam bij 9,8 gr

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2008-01-11 1:20]

Hi John,

Its amazing! Superb composition, POV and reflections. Very good light gave excellent colours. Perspective is a ral masterpiece!
Good job!

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  • tars Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 10 N: 138] (882)
  • [2008-01-11 2:39]

Hey John,
ongelooflijk mooi,scherp,diepte,weerspiegeling,kadrering..... en vooral die prachtige avondzonnekleuren.

Groetjes ...... tars

hi john
fantastic perspective, The clarity of this image is excellent. Well composed with good saturation of colour and sharpness. truely beautiful.

Hi John
Great perspective and reflections...
Excellent light and work...

Hoi John,

Hele mooie plaat om de dag mee te beginnen! Het verlopende blauw achter de bomen, mooi hoe het van intens donker door loopt naar de zon die heel mooi in dat perspectief in het midden is gezet. Prachtig!
Ik zit deze even te vergelijken met je plaat van de row houses. Dan moet ik zeggen dat ik hier de scherpte mooier vind! Het is lekker scherp, maar niet té. En bij de row houses vind ik de voorgrond net ietsje te hard. Ook een mooie plaat! Maar deze wint het voor mij!

Groetjes, Dennis

Hi John,

A good capture of the canal which is receiving the light of the sunset giving a colorful scenery. The reflections in the water are an asset to the photo. The point of view is giving depth to the photo and a good perspective. Thanks for sharing.


Hi John, the effect here is... unbelievable, I begin from the depth it is stunning, the reflections give also an artistic touch, the lightness is fantastic.

Hello John,
Beautiful perfection like an arrangement made by you before the shot was made. Superb perspective against the stunning sky. The first time I saw a slight saturation at the bottom of this picture from any of your previous post. I like it and very well done!
Best Regards,

Hello John,
Another superb scene of the canal showcasing mirrorlike reflection. Exposure and sharpness are to be commended. Greetings! Danilo

Hi Jonh, gorgeous reflection once again, the light and the orange at the far end is really nice and follow the symmetry perfectly. Great point of view, beautiful colors, well seen ! Best wishes for 2008 !

Hello John,

Incredible composition and a really lovely picture !
The colors are just splendid !
I love it, congratulation and TFS !


hello John,
nice endless perspective, good colors and light on this one.

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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2008-01-11 9:31]

Hi John,

Excellent work, you play well with the geometry of the canal and of the trees and with perspective. It's 100% your style and i like that!
Have a nice WE!


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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2008-01-11 10:06]

Hallo John!
A great one!
The others have said all, therefore "only" two points! ;-)
Greetings from springlike Germany - and have a nice weekend!

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  • clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961)
  • [2008-01-11 10:07]

Hello John,
Another magnificent perspective)creates by these trees which follow the canal and their reflection.
Magic light.

Wow, deze is echt goed gelukt zeg. Heel delicaat, deze foto, en mooi hoe de lijnen naar de horizon lopen. Groeten, Martijn

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-11 13:46]

Bonjour John,
une de ces photos ou les rives et les arbres convergent vers un point de fuite, donnant beaucoup de profondeur et de perspective.
Un graphisme étonnant pour une scène naturelle.
Le soleil est bien placé à l'horozon.

Hallo John,

Dit is weer een plaatje uit de hogeschool van het Vlaamse landschap. Alle elementen die dergelijke foto extra mooi maken verenigd in één foto. Geweldig !!!

groet Rob

Hi John
No doubt you had extraordinary position to capture.I recall some other shots from this location.
Happy New Year

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  • gary91 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 334 N: 3131] (15348)
  • [2008-01-11 17:20]

Hello John,
From your serie on the canal, this is certainly my prefered image. The reflection and the light are outstanding. The surface of the water just looks like a cristal and the light is so soft all around. A wonderful image !
Have a nice week-end.
Best regards, Christian

  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2008-01-11 20:41]

Hello Jon,
Fantastic straight on prespective provides great depth and wonderful lines from the evenly spaced trees as they reflect stunningly in the placid waters of the canal. Excellent light management renders clear crisp colors and fine details to this wonderful image.
Regards, Tom

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2008-01-11 23:42]

Clean, straight, style, impact, depth... A perfect realization to have a traditionnal "jhm" compo...

Hello John,
The lines are amazing!
My eyes were immediately capured by the X-shape of the composition...
Wonderful colours & details, and except for a few details you could turn this upside down and no one would notice!
Pablo -

Belgium is a wonderful country with many beautiful canals, dear John !
The perspective is classic but excellent. I like the lovely colours and reflecyions
Have a nice weekend

Hello John!

O Yes! That's the way I like it! It is liquid road to eternity. Great perspective, colors and reflections. TFS


Hello John
UNe très belle composition, où l'on va du plus sombre vers la lumière, ce canal est un bon chemin vers le soleil!!
Une très belle réalisation
Très bon travail, amicalement

Hi John,
great image this, the diagonal line of trees takes our vision for the sun, perfect! The reflections had been excellent too.
Congratulations and Hug!

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2008-01-12 1:30]

I wonder how sometimes nature finds it way into your lens, John, through this neat rows of trees, the still water, reflections and great blue sky, but in particular the golden light glow at the far end. And you are showing it in a good composition.

How sweet it is to see such nature in its best form.

TFS, bill

Bonjour John,
Te revoilà revenu dans tes classiques ;o)
Très grand perspective avec toutes ces lignes qui convergent vers un astre disparu. Très beaux jeux de reflets également.
Excellent week-end mon Ami.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2008-01-12 1:47]

Hi John

Marvellous symmetry between the 2 rows of gaunt trees silhouetted against the sky, & their reflections in the canal. Superb use of diminsihing linear perspective, with very good sharpness & colour. Tfs!

Hello John,
Exquisite light for this superb composition. The repeating motifs of the trees and their reflections seem to go one forever. Contemplating it gives one a wonderful tranquil feeling. Excellent photo work, well done!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13704 W: 295 N: 27294] (109611)
  • [2008-01-12 2:01]

Hello John,
impressive composition with a huge perspective and POV that create a grate depth of field.The reflections on the surface of the canal water are fabulous and with combination with the last light of the sun make the scenery memorable.Well done John.

Have a nice weekend,Danos

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13818 W: 0 N: 16050] (169358)
  • [2008-01-12 2:04]


Quelle photo, on se taire et l'on admire, d'une beauté rare, une vraie perle, et cette lumière en fond, ces reflets, vraiment fantastique.

Bravo et amitiés


Hi John,
So lovely this perspective, what a great light capture, a perfect mirror, bravo !

Hello John,
It is a very beautiful prospect which carries out shade to the light. The reflection is superb of clearness. Beautiful work.
Have a nice day and weekend

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2008-01-12 7:02]

Hi John,

Beautiful landscape and wonderful refections. Fantastic with the sun perfectly placed at the other end of the canal. A superb job!



Hi John,
great perpective, a wonderful picture with perfect reflection and composition.
Another excellent work of your gallery.

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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2008-01-12 7:42]
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hello john

first, let me grab this chance to wish you a happy and prosperous 2008!

back to your picture, it's always a pleasure to come back to your signature tree-line, refelction compositions. this one is no exception. perfectly composed with well timed lighting and colors.

my compliments and thanks for sharing

Hi John,
Amazing shot with fantastic composition. I like the picturesque colours and lights, details are beautiful. Great shot, indeed. Have a nice weekend

Hi John,
Ornamenting the focal point with the sun and having that great perspective with the canal and trees, make a superb compo as usual. The silhouettes are beautiful and clarity is another merit. Very nice..

Dag John,
Fantastische perspectief die naar het licht gaat.
Machtige compositie
Prettige zondag

Bonjour John
Des perspectives d'arbres toujours aussi belles.Ici l'oeil est dirigé vers le point chaud sur la ligne d'horizon.Ce point chaud équilibre parfaitement la composition.
Bravo et bon dimanche.

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2008-01-13 5:14]

Hi Jiohn, wonderful one, with an excellent DOF and amazing reflections and colours too.
thanks, ciao

Hi John, very nice shot to sun infinity:) Nice composition,POV and colors. This canal is looking great for photos and relax.

TFS and regards,

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2008-01-13 10:21]
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Dag John. Een prachtfoto; echt één van de beste van de laatste tijd. Het perspectief staat je op het lijf geschreven en de kleuren zijn uitzonderlijk. Kwalitatief is hij perfect. Proficiat met dit prachtig werk.

Hi John.
Splendid composition and wonderfully captured scene. Superb image and color quality ... postcard quality indeed. But what I like most is how you composed the image ... the lined trees and their reflections leads ones focus towards that wonderful sunset. Excellent work! tfs

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 158 N: 1008] (3159)
  • [2008-01-13 23:08]

Awesome composition of this tree lined canal John. I liked your previous shots, but I think this one is even better. The perspective is great with amazing lighting and great colour. The small clouds even behind the trees add a lot to this shot. Very nicely seen and captured. Very helpful notes.

Thanks, John

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  • pcp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 340 W: 115 N: 569] (3396)
  • [2008-01-14 0:42]

Hi John,

Beautiful picture and the depth is so clear with lovely colors and good note. wonderful details and quality.



Another delightful sunset shot. Good colour, well composed, lovely reflections and silhouettes. Very well done.
Best wishes,

What a great work you have done splendid dear, what I liked the most is that all the lines are emerging from one point and the depth of field is very crisp.

Hello dear John,

In the United States, we would say "You have hit a home run." The is one of the most beautiful photographs in your gallery, and I can only join the chorus of admirers. You took the photograph just a week ago, and posted it just three days ago. Other reviewers clearly have the same assessment. The composition is extraordinary. The technical details of the exposure are flawless, with the light management, colors and resolution all acting in concert to make this a superlative image. This is the finest example of one-point perspective I have seen on Trekearth, a simple but elegant composition, exquisite light management.

Warm regards and have a good week,


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2008-01-14 9:39]

Bonsoir John
Le canal de l'Empeureur est bien large et très bien photographié.
Ondirait que notre ami John était dans l'eau jusqu'au cou pour avoir cette profondeur par l'avant-plan.
Très bonne perspective qui se dirige vers cette lumière aveuglante, j' apprécie beaucoup.

Dag, John. Een uitstekend perspectief met mooie weerspiegelingen. De overgang van de donkere kleuren van de voorgrond naar het zonlicht op de achtergrond is zeer geslaagd.

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2008-01-14 12:34]

Hi John,
Very often I stare with awe at your photos, milimetrically composed and exposed, which result in fantastic images, with pleasant tranquil atmospheres. This one is one of those cases, but I think you managed to surpass yourself. It is indeed a memorable and impressive photo.
Regards, José.

Ciao John ,
this is really a great composition,
i like the reflection on the wather and
and that light made a suggestive mood.
good job

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-01-14 23:17]

Hi John,
beautiful perspective, reflections and colours. I like it. Friends all told you. Good work.
Gr., Aleksander

Hello John,
One of your best recently!Very impressive in all elements,from light and colors to perspective and reflections.
Most of all a real pleasure for the eyes!

Have a nice day,

Bonjour, cher John,
Encore, une éblouissante photographie d'un canal. La beauté qui en émane est frappante. J'aime ces arbres indisciplinés, qui se plient, au gré du vent.
Une photo de grande qualité.

Dag John,
this one ends at the other side of the earth, what a depth by this view and light. I like the reflected rows of trees in that wonderful clear capture.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Hi John
Nice composition with a great reflection , compliments. Amazing color, great capture..., very well executed .
Mehmet Emin

John, c'est une très belle photo. J'aime cette perspective faite par le canal et les arbres qui la bordent. Cette perspective à le bon goût d'aboutir sur le soleil. Un plaisir pour les yeux !

Salut John,Amazing refelections and perspective.very beautiful light.good sharpness.perfect photo.thanks for sharing.best regards.


Great Photo!


Hello John,
Very nice perspective and reflections here! Congratulations for the great clarity too, a great shot indeed!
Have a nice evening

hello John
I will have only one thig to say : WONDERFUL!Wonderful perspective,wonderful light,wonderful colours,wonderful framing!What else?
Have a nice evening.

Beautiful lighting and superb reflections. It's no wonder that 5 people have put this in their favourites already. The prespective forms lovely triangles and I like how you have avoided the central composition of this perspective.
Best wishes

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2008-01-15 11:31]

Hi John,

What to say on your photograph since all was known as with share CHEER for this splendid management of the light. The reflection is superb and here is a beautiful prospect moreover with your already long and beautiful collection. Thank you John.

With all my friendships and a good evening,


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2008-01-15 11:53]

Witaj John!
Beautiful perspective, super frame. I like the colors and light. Well done.

A superb combination of light, perspective and reflections. Many thanks for sharing this one with us.

All the best,


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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1745 W: 292 N: 2671] (10163)
  • [2008-01-15 19:43]

Hi John,

BEAUTIFULL SHOT, fine details.
The way you composed such a moment is admirable.

jean paul

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-16 0:34]

Belle photo de ce long canal qui mène notre regard en droite ligne ver ce soleil généreux. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté, jolis reflets,très géométrique et très belles lignes parrallèlesqui comme tout le monde le sait ne se rejoigne qu' a l' infini.
Je vous souhaite a vous et votre famille mes meilleurs voeux pour cette année 2008, j' espère que cette année sera un grand cru pour ce que vous avez décidé de faire ou avez espèré .
Amitiés Thomas
Je reviens

Hello John,

Splendide, quels magnifiques reflets. Cette photo inspire le calme et la sérénité.

Bonsoir John
Encore une image de canal magnifique. Celle ci est au sommet de l'esthétique.
La lumière est magistrale
C'est très beau

simply stunning john... well everything is said before... all i can say is i am spellbound... congrats for this masterpiece...

all the best...


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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2008-01-16 15:18]

Wow... very impressive perspective, perfect mirror, stunning colors especially in the far side. A great one.

:) tomorrow

You never stop surprisin us, John, and it always getting better and better. It is unbelieveable how the same scene looks so different every time. I could say that it is a perfect shot, but somehow I suspect that the next one will be even better..

Hoi John!
Volgens mij hoef ik hier niet zoveel aan toe te voegen behalve dat ik hem erg mooi vind!
Super perspectief en inderdaad heel mooi de zon tussen de bomen.

Wow this is amazing John. A very eye cetching one. Beautiful light, reflections, and rows. Well done with this nice wide angle landscape view. Sothy

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-22 9:44]

Hi John!
Your POV is excellent here and the lightmanagement perfect.Amazing depth and wonderfull sillhouettes of these filigran branches.Great work!!!

Hello John

Beautiful place and beautiful composition.

The graphics produced by the parallel lines of trees, is magnificent.
The reflections in the water, the proper handling of light and contrast, deserve a score of 10 out of 10.

Great job, congratulations.


Hello Jonh.

Excellent picture,nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi John,
I think this must be your favorite place. One more and another beautiful one. Appart from the amazing reflections a beautiful light.
Beauty pure,

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2008-02-15 7:01]

Hi John! excellent reflection shot with symmetry! This amazing picture does not require a lot of reasons is painting! I want him to have? in my collection with the title symmetry?

More than 60.000 points.... wow !
And I know why:-))
Beautiful, my friend !

NO MORE WORDS......... 999999999999999.....99999 points!!!

Hello John,
Fantastic feeling of infinity !
A great picture.

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2009-04-07 13:27]

Hi John,
your photos from the Belgian channels are like beautiful artworks. Excellent reflections,colors and sharpness. The composition and Pov too. Very good work !
Best regards from Sweden

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  • rtg Silver Star Critiquer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 4] (132)
  • [2009-06-07 20:24]

Hi John,

I agree with the above given comments :) Beautiful composition!

The symmetry of the line of trees and the reflection of the shades of sunset in the canal.. wonderful perspective..

TFS and Regards,

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2009-07-03 0:42]

Hi John.

Good work with perspective and composition and also fine light for here.

WEll done.

Hi John:

A perfect autumn scene. The reflection is so magical. Very sharp. Congrats.


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  • akg Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 21] (166)
  • [2009-07-11 5:58]
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Great shot! All the converging lines, the line up of trees and the light and reflections - wonderful!


Dobro vece gospodine, kod nas je poceo mrak, danima je mnogo hladno i duva jak vetar, snega nema ali zima ne odlazi.
Odlazak i dolazak sunca uvek je imao znacenje na dan koji je otisao i dan koji dolazi, uvek je bilo jedno kajanje, odlican trenutak, perspektiva i reflex u vodi ove mnogo lepe fotografije.
Prijatno vece sa divnim pogledom duz kanala i drvoreda u bolje sutra, Paja.


Goedenavond, meneer, begonnen we donkere, koude dagen veel en waait een stevige wind, geen sneeuw, maar de winter is niet weg.
Vertrek en aankomst van de zon had nog zin op de dag die is verdwenen en de dagen te komen, altijd was een van spijt, een groots moment, prospects en leads van deze reflex in de vele mooie foto's.
Aangename avond met een prachtig uitzicht langs het kanaal en Drvored in een betere toekomst, Paja.

Good evening, sir, we began dark, cold days a lot and blows a strong wind, no snow, but winter is not leaving.
Departure and arrival of the sun still had meaning on the day that is gone and the days to come, always was one of regret, a great moment, prospects and leads of this reflex in many beautiful photos.
Pleasant evening with a lovely view along the channel and Drvored in a better tomorrow, Paja.


wow, what a composition. Well done

Hello John,
This is just another great photos of yours..This can be used as a good example and a material in Photography education.Everything's perfect.Thank you.
Best regards,

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2015-01-06 9:48]

dear joh happy new year with great image of your flanders i love very much this region
fantastic view over the canal on the sunset with great reflection in the water

Hello John,
I am enjoying your "My Best of ..." collections. Here we have another classic jhm gem that combines reflections and vanishing lines most pleasantly.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2016-01-15 15:09]


I liked this version of the same canal, here with the nude trees and this precious golden hues. well done.



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