<< Previous Next >>

Farm Sluis III

Farm Sluis III
Photo Information
Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-26
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/6.3, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-26 10:30
Viewed: 492
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
2018 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me

JHM New site Aug 2017 – 2018

I took this picture three hour ago during my bike trip.

Sluis Netherlands
This beautiful farm was rebuilt after the war, is located to the west of the city, in one of the most beautiful quiet areas at 300m from the Belgian border.
The historic city of Sluis used to have a direct connection with the North Sea and the Westerschelde via the Zwin.
As a remnant of the Zwin, the Damse Vaart can be considered, which is a canal that gradually took the place of the natural watercourse when it gradually became silted up.
The Damse Vaart is dead in Sluis.
There used to be a port here, but shipping is no longer possible because the Damse Vaart was interrupted in 1940 when the siphons were destroyed.

I hope you can enjoy.

Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
26/06/2018 17:02:54
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
ISO Speed
ISO Speed
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length
Image Size
Image Quality
Picture Style

pajaran, ikeharel, Fis2, pierrefonds, ChrisJ, snunney, dale54, PiotrF, papagolf21, Royaldevon, cornejo, mcmtanyel, jean113, PaulVDV, Buin has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekEarth members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekEarth members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Dobro vece gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo zlenilo i drvece na obali, lepa kuca u pozadini.
Lepo mesto za odmor i druzenje.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

  • Great 
  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9624 W: 57 N: 16430] (60726)
  • [2018-06-26 10:34]

Hallo John,
Een prachtige foto van deze schitterende vroege zomerdag. De kleuren zijn heel mooi en sprekend, het blauw van de lucht en het groen van de bomen gaat heel mooi samen. De spiegelingen zijn ook aantrekkelijk.

Hello dear John,
Another topclass landscape capture in your gallery.
Perfect light management and sharpness.
Niceeflections on waters surface and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards

Hello dear John and have a nice time
and a happy new day
this beautiful farm draws our attention
A peaceful landscape with an amazing blue sky
and a wonderful reflection
perfect light management and sharpness

  • Great 
  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16091 W: 159 N: 28060] (147500)
  • [2018-06-26 11:19]

Bonjour John
Un temps très beau aujourd'hui, idéal pour la balade a vélo et aussi pour les photos, comme ce paysage lumineux, aux couleurs agréable, très jolie composition
Bonne soirée

Temps gris et frais le matin, 24° l'après midi

  • Great 
  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-06-26 13:14]

Witaj John!
A very nice view, place makes impression.
Excellent frame and composition.
I like reflection in water.
Well done.
Good evening.

  • Great 
  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10405 W: 174 N: 18589] (82773)
  • [2018-06-26 13:34]


we almost can feel the breeze coming from the left side. nice details and colors of this rural landscape with many details to enjoy.

take care


Hi John,

I appreciate the reflections on the water. The trees are framing well the farm house. The point of view is showing the details of the farm house. Have a nice day.


  • Great 
  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-06-26 16:23]

Hello John,

Good sharpness with wonderful reflections in the tranquil water. I like the warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and red roofs. Nice repetition of the fg circular lily pads. Tfs!

Hi John,
Beautiful photo well composed, good result with these water reflections and also with the FG to give depth at your picture.

  • Great 
  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10639 W: 146 N: 26815] (128551)
  • [2018-06-26 23:57]

Hello John, Very fresh picture, only three hours after the take. You had nice weather, so it was well worth to go on a bike trip. Nice view of this farm near the Damse Vaart. Lovely view of the canal, nice reflections.

Kind regards Malgo

Hello John,
You had a lovely sunny day yesterday with a strong light and intense colours. The farm and surrounding trees were beautifully reflected in the canal. You made sure to frame the view of the farm with trees and plants and leaves all around it.
Kind regards,

mooie mooi weer foto John,
goede compositie, fraaie kleuren en verdeling.
gr. Jaap

Hello John,
A beautiful day for a cycle ride, though maybe a little hot? A lovely composition with delightful lights and colours and very good sharpness.

  • Great 
  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 0 N: 16334] (174999)
  • [2018-06-27 2:09]


Avec ces feuille sur le plan d'eau d'un côté les roseaux penchées de l'autre cet arbre qui penche très grand et ce plan d'eau entre deux quelle vue et captage quelle image avec des traces dans le ciel et cette maison allongée superbe.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao John, fascinating landscape with beautiful reflections, excellent clarity, relaxing atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour John,

J'aime beaucoup le point de vue très bas qui a l'avantage de nous offrir cette belle végétation sur la gauche, de frôler la surface de l'eau et d'admirer cette belle ferme sur l'autre rive.



Hello john,
Bright daylight enhanced the brown/golden color of the water, and the red roof-tile farm-house under the big tree.
a fine picture as usual.
Good afternoon,

Hi John
A tranquil rural setting by the canal which is particularly so inviting enhanced by mirror still water reflections and the farm house. Lovely visual composition with valuable foreground element as an effective lead framed by the trees combined with wonderful blue sky. An appealing subject worked well photographically, Excellent capture
Best regards

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-06-27 8:30]

Salut John,dommage pour la ferme en ombre,on peu pas bien voir ses facades,mais la composition montre nous une belle scene naturelle aussi,tres brillante et avec couleurs magnifiques. Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

  • Great 
  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 0 N: 8429] (59545)
  • [2018-06-27 8:35]

A high quality landscape photo, a very nice place on the water, peaceful atmosphere, I like these reeds moved by the wind
regards Ryszard

  • Great 
  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 1693] (13957)
  • [2018-06-27 11:59]

john hello and good evening..nice mellow-relaxing feel to this wonderful scene,beautifully taken..awesome looking day too! tfs dale

  • Great 
  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-06-27 12:15]

Hello John,
Interesting capture of this place with reflections on the water.
Picture with good exposure, nice colors and good sharpness.
Fine presentation.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une peinture d'été qui ravit le regard et laisse une part de rêve.
Un moment de bonheur offert ! Merci.

Hello John,

Interesting notes about this area.
It is good that it was re-established after the war, giving the impression that it has been here for ages.
AS always, you take great care with your composition, creating depth and a strong focal point, as well as ensuring that details and colours are top class.
The atmosphere is one of calm and peace, so different from the war years!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)
The big game is between our two countries today .... still we have both qualified!

Hi John,
beautiful weather day and amazing resulting colors. Everything looks so pretty in this light, so colorful and eye catching. Lovely perspective across the channel with some vegetation making a pleasant foreground.
Excellent capture,

Hello John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the beautiful farm, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello John,
What a nice farm house by the canal! I like the reflections and the deep blue sky. 👍

Hello John, you see some beautiful views on your bike outings.
This is quite idyllic with the lovely blue sky, and the canal gives us the reflections of the trees and the farm.
The FG reeds are pointing to the view!
Regards Jean.

Hallo John,
Ik sta een aantal foto's achter (veel werk gehad de laatste dagen).
Hopelijk is het niet te warm voor je fietstochten.
Misschien is het langs de waterkant een beetje koeler.
De planten op de voorgrond zorgen voor een goede diepte op deze foto.
Het lijkt me een rustige buurt met een prachtig landschap net zoals dat in de streek dichter bij jou thuis.
De foto toont hoe mooi de zomer wel kan zijn ... Ik ben niet een winter mens :)
Vele groeten, Paul

  • Great 
  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2018-07-04 7:54]

Hallo John!
This one I like very much! There's a wonderful calm in the scenery and the reed in foreground nearly gives the impression of standing there with you. A beautiful place!
Greetings from unbearable hot and sticky Westphalia!

Calibration Check