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800th photograph TE

800th photograph TE
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-06
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 2 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-04 10:21
Viewed: 3934
Points: 208
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello best friends of TE.
Here my 800th picture, I chose specially for a interior, no canal with great perspective or a landscape picture, I hope that you can appreciate this image.
I want everyone thanks for the regular visit to my gallery, and the friendliness of the comments.
I think that everyone something can learn, I learn everyday, also through the note of the members.
This image out of the Holy Blood Châpel on the Brug to Bruges.
I've no tripod can use through the guards in the chapel, no flash or monopod can use, I use the pilar as support, but at once was the guards ther for my forbid.
This is exactly or I'm an criminal, whereas a lot young people with flash make picture but this are tourists out of a other country, and speak a other language.

The oldest document with a reference to the relic of the Holy Blood in Bruges dates from 1256. According to legend, the Flemish count Diederik of Alsace, brought the relic with him to Bruges after the second crusade to the Holy Land in 1150.

Best regards,


Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
6/01/2006 13:34:52
Tv(Shutter Speed)
2 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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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2008-02-04 10:23]

Hi John, excellent one a great one to celebrate the 800th!
a picture full of light with excellent quality, timing and POV.
thanks, ciao

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2008-02-04 10:31]

Hi John,
Congratulation for your 800th photo on TE!
Another wonderful image from you,as usually :)
Thanks for sharing,

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1745 W: 292 N: 2671] (10163)
  • [2008-02-04 10:36]

Hi John,

Congrats, dear friend.. for this magical journey !!
800 images !!!!

A divine feel, the power of the supreme glows there...
Excellent shot, exciting architectorial beauty.
The lights play the hero.
All the best:)

jean paul

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2008-02-04 10:39]

Hallo John!
At first - congratulation to your 800th! You show us aphoto in a truly solemn atmosphere and a wonderful light. Its quality is really amazing, concerning your difficulties when taking it. Go on! ... the next 800!
Greetings from Germany!

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-04 10:41]

Hi John!
Excellent lightmanagement and great POV.The brown tones are wonderful and the sharpness is amazing;I can count every single brick in these old walls.
Great shot!!!

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56890)
  • [2008-02-04 10:50]

Goedenavond John,
800! Een indrukwekkend aantal! Gefeliciteerd met deze mijlpaal.
En een prachtige foto om het mee te vieren. Uitstekend licht in deze oude kapel. Heel mooie, warme kleuren. Uitstekend werk onder zo te lezen moeilijke omstandigheden.

Hi John,
Wonderful presantation of excellent composition.
Nice calours and impressive shot.

Hi John,
beautiful image to homenage yours 800th photo, great number! The detailling of photo is very goos and I´d like of the lightning too, good work!
Congratulations and Hug!

Olá John, congratulations for reaching the amazing number of 800 posts. Considering the light conditions and no tripod or flash I'm quite impressed with this sharp image taken with 2sec. of exposure. Beautiful textures that stand out by the short light. Small intimist place that makes me feel confortable and warm. Not much for the 1000th now... ;-)
Best regards,

:D congrats for this 800th !
good POV and control of the light

Dag John,
Gelukwensen voor dit 800 ieme foto op TE...!
Très jolie photo et bon cadrage, bonne lumière et très belles couleurs aussi...!
Bravo John pour toutes ces belles photos..!
Congratulations my friend...!
Amitié sincère de Bruxelles.

Hallo John,
Beste wensen voor U 800de shot. Mooie kleuren and zeer gooie licht. De POV is prachtig.

Hi dear friend
This one is magnificent !
Great colours, sharpness and light. Superb POV and definition
Congratulations for the 800th post
All the best

Hi John

Super clear pix under adverse conditions.
Clear as a bell and spring water. Congrats for this accomplishment. Look forward to you 1600th photo. Bruges seems to be your favorite haunts. It serves you well.
Look forward to cross pathh with you in Brugges.
Tot Zaam


Even in difficult conditions one can get good results. But you are right, I too do not always understand the aversity for tripods in such conditions.
And flash by amateur cameras is often tolerated, even if it can be harmfull for wall paintings.
Nice work

Hi dear John,
First of all, congratulations to your 800th !
This is really a celebrational capture.
Very good pov and perfect execution. Amazing light management.
TFS and best regards

Hi John.

My compliments for your 800th post of course! Obviously, I'll be waiting more masterpieces of course.

Excellent sharpness and light management!

Rgs, Oscar

Congratulation for the number, but much more for the excellent light in the inside of this old church. I understand your problem with the wardens, I had the same in the "Sainte Chapelle" in Paris when I began to set out a tripod...

All the best,


salut john
une photo intimiste de ce coeur d'église sous une belle lumiére bravo pour cette 800em moi j'en suis pas arrivé encore a la moitié, belle fidélité toutes mes félicitations

Dag John,

proficiat, 800 foto's, dat is al behoorlijk indrukwekkend. Ook deze is weer van prima kwaliteit met een mooi licht en veel perspectief. Het is steeds een plezier om naar uw foto's te kijken. TFS en tot binnenkort.


Hallo John,
800 foto's, wat een eind, zover ga ik dat niet trekken denk ik, dat is mij echt teveel. En een hele mooie is het inderdaad geworden. Een zeer rustieke rustige foto gemaakt in een mooie sfeer onder zeer goede lichtomstandigheden.
Groet, Henk

Hello John,Congratulation for your 800th photo.excellent light and very fine details.Amazing POV.Thanks for sharing.


congratulations on your 800th post, very nice picture too, reat set up and good focus, very sharp indeed, well done

Hello John
Un sacré travail sans pied dans cette chapelle, la lumière captée est très belle et la netteté impressionnante.
bravo pour cette belle galerie et on attend avec impatience les 800 suivante ;0))

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2008-02-04 22:06]

Hello John,

All my congratulations for this 800th photograph. Still a beautiful management of the light here which highlights well the beautiful interior of this chapel and the side intimist of the atmosphere. Cheer for your constancy and pleasure that you get to us.

With all my friendships and a very good day,


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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2008-02-04 22:51]

Hello John,

Félicitations pour cette 800ème photographie !
Même dans des lieux étonnant, tu réussis à créer une belle perspective !
Toutes ces briques sont superbes dans cette image et la lumière de l'intérieur de cette église est vraiment belle !
Bravo encore !


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  • jorgi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 899 W: 150 N: 880] (3810)
  • [2008-02-05 0:27]

Hi John,

first congratulations for amazing 800th picture! I see know some of us have a loooong way to go. Second compliments for this capture of most lovely and quiet ambient inside the chapel. Inspite restrictions you managed to make a shot of superb quaility. I like the domestic and warm feeling of this empy space, were someone can sit in peace with his/her own minds and faith. That feeling of tranquillity is felt in great manner. No flashy colours, no provocative motive, just silence and feeling of complete safety. Beautiful capture.

Kind regards,

Bonsoir John
Tu es un des plus productifs parmi nous. déjà 800. Un beau travail.
Cette image est une leçon de gestion de la lumière.
C'est très beau.

A nice and fascinating shot for celebrating your great milestone, 800 pictures !!
Thanks alot John for still sharing wonderful place with excellent composition, i learn alot from you too.


Hi John,
Great milestone! Your 800 post indicate your constant and rich work to us in TE.
And this photo of celebration is different from your habitual works, is a capture inside this chapel, very well realized and with a great light and beautiful colors.
The quality of the image shows us all the details and textures, with a POV that creates a good diagonal in the composition.
Excellent shot my friend.
Best regards,

Wow, 800 beauties, congratulations!!!

Interesting interior of this chruch, pleasant colours and light, nice architecture. Well done.

Viele Grüße und Hellau,

hi john,
inside or outside, your photos are always very well managed, You captured fantastic light in a really good composition. I am impressed by the details and colours of your photo.
congratulations and carry on to surprise me...


Hello John,

800, déjà ! Bravo !
celle-ci est superbe, joliment graphique, avec de belles couleurs chaudes.
Je reviens

Bonjour mon ami John et bravo pour cette 800ème photo!
Nous sommes toujours ravi d'admirer toutes ces belles photos que vous postez sur TE et personnellement j'espère que celà continuera.
Nous apprenons beaucoup les uns des autres et c'est ce qui fait tout le plaisir et l'interêt que nous avons à surfer sur TE.

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  • pcp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 340 W: 115 N: 569] (3396)
  • [2008-02-05 3:12]

Hi John,

Beautiful one, good quality and details with a good angle. 800 images... wow, what a lovely journey you have made in this TE... I just completed my "100 Image" How long it will take to come and join with :D "Impossible" :D Well done.. this only i can able to say... :)



Hi John,

Congratulations for your 800th picture on TE, a good capture of the interior of the Holy Blood Chapel, the point of view is giving depth to the photo and is showing with precision the details and colors of the architecture of the interior of the chapel. Well done, have a nice day.


ik vind hem prachtig John.
schitterende foto echt een jubileum plaatje. Machtig mooi licht, goede compositie een juweel van een foto. gefeliciteerd met Uw 800 ste foto.
groet Jaap

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2008-02-05 4:32]

Dag John. Proficiat met je 800e! Je bent zeker geen crimineel, maar we zullen dit dan maar crimineel goed noemen. Ik begrijp niet goed waarom je hier geen foto's zou mogen trekken; er hangen geen schilderijen of niets. Ik heb er ook al eens foto's genomen en toen verbood mij niemand iets. Begrijpe wie kan. Het is in ieder geval een hele mooie opname van het mooiste stukje romaanse architectuur dat je nog in Brugge kunt vinden. Niet zo makkelijk met zo'n donker interieur en die felle lichten maar heel goed gelukt. Op naar de volgende 800! Groetjes.

congrats John on your 800.This a beautiful interior of church.Nice informative note.I appreciate your regular contribution on TE

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-02-05 4:50]

Hi John,

first of all, congrats for your 800th post in here. It's more than fair to post this excellent interior shot for the commemoration. Good warm tones and exposure. I also like the strong perspective of the walls. Thanks for sharing and long TE life for you.

Hello John,
Despite everything prohibitions, and of the limited means, you made a beautiful image carried out very well. It is interesting thus that your text on this adventure. Congratulations for this 800th.
Have a nice day.

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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2008-02-05 5:33]

Hi John,

Congratulations of your 800th posts on TE and I wish many more hundreds, thousands photos for your next celebration.

Your selection is wonderful with splendid textures created by red bricks, stones and lights. Rich interior very well captured. Congratulations.

Friendly Regards,


Hi John,

800 masterpieces to admire, thanks for your wonderful posts!
This is another grreat one, sharpness is incredible and it's helped by a perfect exposure managing.

Well done!


Hi John,
the angle you used to capture it gives me the effect of the great depth and 3d too.
We can have also all the details very good here.
What do you think about HDR work in captures like this?
Have a nice evening.

Hi John, congratulation for your 800th photo on TE!
This is very nice indoor architecture shot indeed!
I think everybody in TE enjoy to see your great photos.

TFS and regards from me and Bulgaria,

Gefeliciteerd met je 800ste foto. Het is trouwens een juweeltje. Het licht is heel sfeerrijk en de scherpte is klasse! Je hebt nog steeds een vaste hand.
Hartelijke groeten uit het verwopen land.
Je naamgenoot, John

Hoi John,

Je bent maar naar de kerk gegaan om de zegening te vragen voor de volgende 800?! ;-)
Wat raar dat ze je verbieden om een foto te maken, ook al houd je rekening met alle verboden die ze er al hebben. Beetje overdreven vind ik dat. Volgende keer gewoon faken en doen als een toerist. Gewoon in het Duits beginnen of zo :-).

Ik vind het een mooie plaat. Lekkere scherpte en het licht heel mooi gebalanceerd. Op naar de volgende 800!!


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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2008-02-05 8:50]

Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I really like this shot, which is so impressive for one taken indoors. The detail is very good, creating a nice texture on the walls. Nice work!

Dag John,
congratulations on that for the 800th and the result, without those help the same quality as with. Good POV to capture that light without any disturbing effect. The bricks are everywhere countable. That sharpness with 2 seconds and F/16, just like a frozen John ;-)
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2008-02-05 10:47]

Hi John,

Contratulations to your 800th shot. It is a really impressive number, especially taking into account the very high quality of your picture. I love your POV and composition here and the light mangement is superb. TFS!



Bonsoir John
félicitations pour cette 800ème et pour l'ensemble de ta galerie. Du beau travail, une belle profondeur comme à ton habitude et une photo qui mérite de passer les 100 points ;o)

Hi John,
Very good sepia treatment here ... quite appropriate for the scene as it brings out the details of the old bricks. Good light management creating interesting shadows. I like the overall tones and contrast. Visually appealing are the dominating repeating patterns of the bricks, arches, and church bench. Well captured and composed. Excellent work! tfs

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-05 12:13]

Belle photo de l' intérieur de cette chapelle qui est superbe pour célébrer votre 800eme post, très bonne luminosité, jolies couleurs et très bonne netteté de l' ensemble de la prise.
Bonne continuation et encore une belle floppée de superbes photos dans votre magnifique gallerie.

Amitiés Thomas

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2008-02-05 12:14]

800... wow that's a great achievement. Now ready for the 800 new to come ! Great light management here with so interesting geometry caught in such a nice way. Beautiful job.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-05 15:39]

Bonjour John,
félicitations pour ce 800e post, un chiffre clé.
Mais aussi bravo pour les bientôt 30.000 critiques écrites aussi, quelle activité sur TE !
Une photo intérieure qui consacre ta qualité de photgraphe et ta maitrise du 5D.
Alle the best.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13703 W: 295 N: 27291] (109601)
  • [2008-02-06 1:25]

Hello John,
I would like to congratulate you on the 800th uploading.I wish you more and better photos.Interesting the interior of this Holy Blood Châpel and under these difficult capturing circumstances as you write in your note,you made all the best for this photo.But i can say that the ceiling of the Châpel is a little bit overexposure.

Warm regards,Danos

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2008-02-06 1:25]

Hi John

I like the warm brown sepia toned colours, & superb sharpness. Good contrast & exposure, & well managed low light levels. Congratulations on your 800th! Tfs!

Two seconds without a tripod, only the support of the pilar!
A criminal among us! No my friend, you are only a photo lover and nothing more! If you are a criminal then we are all criminals, too.
Sometimes the authorities set wrong limits.
You did your best here. The light management is excellent as well as the PoV.

Hi John,
Congratulations for your 800th!!! post!
I like this splendid image and the attractive composition, lights are beautiful, perspective is great. Clarity and sharpness is excellent, Very well done! Have a nice day

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2008-02-06 4:55]

Hi John,
800! That's a respectful number, even more if one remembers about the high quality of most, if not all, of them. Congratulations! I hope we can commemorate much more hundreds together.
Allow me to disagree about the perspective: it is also a great one. As for the rest, there are some flaws sharpness and exposure wise, but considering the adverse circumstances, you did a remarkable job.
Nice choice, presenting a chapel 800 years old to be your 800th post.
Regards, José.

Dag John,
Proficiat voor je 800ste en bedankt ervoor.
En het is dan nog een wondeschone zeker als we weten dat je zonder flits en tripod heeft moeten werken.
Prettige dag

Hi John, congratulations for your splendid 800th post on TE, great perspective on a lovely interior, wonderful light and colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Gustaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2500 W: 722 N: 202] (21670)
  • [2008-02-06 7:55]

Wow! 800 photos! My congratulations! It is very good result! I like your photo, nice composition. Good colours and light. I like your oryginal architecture. Well done.

Olá John,
- Parabéns pelas 800 fotos publicadas. Não é todos os dias que isso acontece. (Portuguese)

- Congratulations for 800 captures and a thanks for 800 shared moments.

- Complimenti per le tue 800 foto stupende

- Felicidades por tu foto número 800

- Félicitations pour ces 800 belles photos!

All the best:)

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  • mikeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1327 W: 90 N: 1756] (12129)
  • [2008-02-06 14:21]

Hello John,

Just WOW...Its simply perfect! Superb place, light and sharpness...Perfect POV...Dont know what else I may write...

Oh yes...

...and I wait for number 1000:)

All the best!

Hello John,
An amazing 800..!!
That is an achievement I personally cannot even imagine, let it be they are high quality images too...
Congratulations, my friend... keep them coming!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Bonjour John,
Congradulations for your 800 great pictures, bravo..
Beautiful light and great composition of this wanderful picture in a excellent quality and POV, Lovely details and very well done, TFS.

Hi John,
Wow, congratulations on your 800th post. And it is a winner. The details and textures presented here are stunning. I like the peaceful setting - a place of worship and a time to become quiet in contemplation. Fine shot and TFS. Gerald

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2008-02-07 13:42]

Witaj John!
Congratulations, 800th photo on TE!!!
Beautiful interior. Super light,colors and sharpness. Well done.
Greetings from Poland

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11759 W: 126 N: 21148] (108889)
  • [2008-02-07 14:56]

Hi John,i hope to will see others 800 and many more,i think your is the best gallery on TE,thanks to share your wonderfull work,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2008-02-07 17:50]

Very beautiful photo for your 800th post. Lighting and shadows very well balanced.



Ciao John ,
wooooowww 800 photo on TE ,
Excellent lightmanagement and great POV.
The brown tones are wonderful and the sharpness is amazing.

Bonjour, cher John,
Félicitations pour votre 800ème publication, cher John, merci pour toutes vos photographies qui font le bonheur de nombreux membres de TE.
C'est toujours un réel plaisir de découvrir vos réalisations. Continuez à nous émerveiller !
Un grand merci !

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2008-02-08 1:39]

Productive high numbers of photos John. And a worthy piece this work from inside the church. Looks bit empty but includes fine details of the interiour brick work and arches.

Congratulations, John, very well made interior shot of this old church with a deep perspective and good light management.


Congratulations John for your 800th. You have completed a fabulous gallery, full of amazing photos. This one is one of those.. amazing exposure control and great composition.
very well done

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-02-08 6:38]

Hi John,
congratulations for your 800th post on TE! Here excellent quality. Friends all told You. An interesting interior. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • rico Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 11 N: 91] (514)
  • [2008-02-08 8:44]

Hi, John.
I keep an eye on your works from de 700 to now, probably. Congratulations for your work and for sharing so much!

Félicitations John pour ta 800ème qui est une petite merveille faite dans des conditions assez difficiles. La lumière est très bien gérée. l'architecture est remarquable et bien mise en valeur par l'éclairage des projecteurs.
Bonne continuation sur TE.

Ola John,
Parabéns pela 800 foto no TE !!!!
Que lugar fantastico de culto , muito bonitas as paredes e o tecto em tijolo gostei da diferença de cores entre eles , este primeiro plano ficou muito bonito com os bancos alinhados deu profundidade a foto , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi John my friend,
Wonderful control of the light and superb colors and details. The amount of sharp details is really impressive. I wish you many more 800's.
Best regards. Salvator.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2008-02-09 7:51]

Hola John.
Congratulation for your 800th shot posted in TE. You chose and excellent one to celebrate this special occasion, thank you for been with us, I had learned a lot from you and hope that will keep learning from your amazing shots and notes.
Excellent shot taken without a tripod, well done.
Best regards and a nice weekend.

Hello John,
My heartiest congratulation on your 800th posting and a great milestones for you! much appreciated for your sharing and will see many more to come!
A Superb interior image with perfection in sharpness, lighting and super details
my compliment once again

Bonsoir John,
Un excellent choix pour ta 800 eme,magnifique gestion de la lumière qui fait bien ressortir les aretes et courbes des murs ainsi que la matière.
Un beau travail.
A+ joseph

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2008-02-10 7:22]

Hi John

Thank you so much for giving us these 800 images and at least as importantly all your time and thoughts ...

This is a wonderful image .. the dimension .. the solitude .. the beautiful glow on the soft and ancient stone .. wondrous. .. thoughtful ..

take care,


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2008-02-10 13:33]

Hi John, A good image for such a milestone. The lighting in this chapel is rather inspiring almost magical. A lot of detail and texture on the stonework is visible. Congratulations and TFS. Murray.

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2008-02-11 6:11]
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Salut John,
Quelle belle série! 800 images et tu couronnes le tout par une image toute simple et en recueillement. De plus, tu as dû quasiment la voler ;-), pas bien ça!!!

Hi John, A very good interior photo, showing the wonderful arching of the roof &, the beautiful brickwork through-out, the old benches create a lovely alternative texture to the picture, & overall congratulations on reaching 800 posting on TE, even if I was a little late, kind regards Wilson.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2008-02-14 19:57]

Dag John
Absolutely superb shot, perfect for the occasion of your 800th post! Without a tripod or flash I'm very impressed with this sharp image taken with 2 sec. exposure. The textures are excellent standing out in the artificial light. A great use of the benches for perspective as well. Congratulations for this wonderful shot & your 800th post!
Best Regards

Hi John
Hmm, no canal, nor landscape...;) But instead great illuminated interior. Nice architecture and very good capture.
Congratulations on your anniversary :).

Congratulations John on your 800th photo. You've managed exposure to perfection and the POV is also well chosen. Great perspective as in all your work.
Best wishes

Bonjour John,
Félicitations pour la performance... et pour la publication assez minimaliste mais l'angle de prise de vue est bien choisi et la lumière, comme toujours, stupéfiante.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.

hey congrats for your 800th post john!:D... you are one of the masters here on TE so keep going please, and making us love photography even more...

all the best


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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2008-02-17 10:19]
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hello, john

sorry, i missed this. YOUR 800TH! :) congratulations, friend!

quite an appropriate post for the occasion too. the building does look like ages old, similar to the ones we see in old-town Riga (some of those buildings are from the XIII century).

it seems you have managed very well given your improvised tripod. the clarity is great. what did the guards say to you, by the way? that you are not allowed any support while taking pictures there? interesting.

my kind regards and TFS

Hello John,

my humble apologies for not visiting for so long but many congratulations on your 800th post, a milestone indeed. You have treated us to many fine images over the years and I urge you onto number 1000, which should be about this time next year! You have done very well without a tripod, the pov is great and you've managed the light superbly. A fine capture my friend, very well done.

Warm regards


Hi John,
I can see how these rows of pillars took over the rows of trees along the canals and how difficult it is to run away from 'perspective'. The clarity and lighting allowed me to enjoy the beauty of this interior. A lovely shot and a rare treat to all your friends on your 800th post. Congratulations !! May the lucky 8 brings more stunning shots to come. Well done!

Regards and all the best.

Hello John
Congratulations on your 800th photo,
you show here a mastery over the light conditions, the angle is very good as you have captured most of the interior of the church.

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  • Yffic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 927 W: 18 N: 1256] (6106)
  • [2008-03-10 1:17]

Hi John,

800th picture is a real milestone.. You're not very far from the 1000 one.
The subject of your picture is lovely.
The exposition time is perfect and the wide angle effect works well on the composition.



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  • HOBO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
  • [2008-03-21 10:26]

Hi John,
more than 800 pictures... wow... congrats!
Well - when thinking how much time it need to select a foto to post, to do the post processing; quite some time u spemd on TE, nothing to say about critics...
Using an exposure compensation means i was not the only shot you did to capture the chapel, perfectly composed!
Happy Easter


Hello John
Excellent lightmanagement and great POV.
The brown tones are wonderful and the sharpness is amazing.
This is really a celebrational capture.
Wonderful presantation of excellent composition.
Perfect framed.
Nice informative note.Great job.

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Moje cestitke za 800. fotografija na TE ...
Dobar tekst o mestu u kapeli ...
Lep enterijer kapele, dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Svidja mi se tekst sa podacima snimka i upotrebljene tehnike.
Lepo mesto da covek za trenutak ostane sam sa svojim mislima ...
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje za vikend.


Goede dag, meneer.
Mijn felicitaties voor de 800e foto's op TE ...
Goed artikel over de plaats in de kapel ...
Een mooi interieur van de kapel, een goed schot de ernst, het contrast en de weergave van de prachtige kleuren en fotografie.
Goed schot en perspectief, mijn felicitaties aan het goede werk.
Ik vind de tekst van de beeldgegevens, en toegepaste technologie.
Leuke plek voor een moment dat een man alleen was gelaten met zijn gedachten ...
Gezellige middag en al het beste voor het weekend.

Good day, sir.
My congratulations for the 800th photos on TE ...
Good article about the place in the chapel ...
A beautiful interior of the chapel, a good shot severity, contrast and display of beautiful colors and photography.
Good shot and perspective, my congratulations on the good work.
I like the text from the image data, and applied technology.
Nice place for a moment that a man was left alone with his thoughts ...
Pleasant afternoon and all the best for the weekend.

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-09-08 2:53]

Hi John !!
today I took my time and read the previous critiques to this photo..... it is so nice to see the admiration and respect that fellow TE members have for you.Congratulations and very well deserved.
The photo is very pretty..... control of the ilumination is oustanding.
Happy Sunday .

John, I've lost count with your pictures...so many and so beautiful...hard to choose the best because they are the best!!
A magnificent composition here and the most I admire is the light!!
all the best

Hello John,
A belated congratulations on your 800th entry. It is a splendid, sharp interior photo with beautiful arches and vaults.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10507 W: 174 N: 17849] (79273)
  • [2015-03-26 17:55]


very beautiful this interior. excellent quality of image showing this architecture, so rustic an beautiful. TFS.



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