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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: 2008-12-27
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 23:07
Viewed: 3650
Points: 202
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saturday afternoon I was together with my wife to Bruges, very cold weather but wonderful blue sky, excellent for take a nice picture of this place.

I wish all the members of TE, a healthy 2009, also a lot pleasure with them hobby

The history of Bruges begins around 2000 years ago. In the territory of the town was when a Gallo-Roman settlement. The residents did not just agriculture, they also claimed trade with England and the rest of Gaul. Around 270 attacked the Germans for the first time in the Flemish coastal plain. Probably the Romans were here at the end of the third century and during the fourth century still stand in a military reinforcement. Therefore, it is possible that Brugge remained occupied in the transition period to the early Middle Ages. When the holy Eligius around 650 in our region Christianity came out Bruges was perhaps the enhanced capital for the Flemish coast
Almost a hundred years later in Bruges also some trade with Scandinavia. Bruges is the name derived from the Oudnoorse "Bryggja", which means pier. In documents and coins, the name Bruges already since the middle of the ninth century. Then there was in Bruges already a strong fortress (the Burg). The city was not plundered by the Norsemen. Probably the overseas trade between Bruges and Scandinavia, the area of the Norsemen, remain.

Bruges has traditionally had an international port function. The oldest trade settlement of Bruges and the early medieval port was to reach around 1050 from the sea. The second core habitation outside the Burg was the current Stone Street and the Old Burg. As the city grew to around 1100 to the strongest. The two oldest parish churches of Bruges, Our Lady and St Salvators, are also on the outskirts of this district.

I hope that you like it.

Canon EOS 5D
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27/12/2008 14:20:30
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  • gary91 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 334 N: 3131] (15348)
  • [2008-12-28 23:14]

Hello John,
Beng your neighbour today with a sunny water picture is a must ;-)
Wonderful light, I guess it was as cold than in France...
The reflection is wonderful and I like the pure atmosphere of this image.
I wish you as well all the best for this new year.
Best regards, Christian

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2008-12-28 23:17]

Hi John! Even if the time was cold wintry. You did not hesitate to make a splendid picture with importance and appreciable elements. A splendid total of reflections of composition and colours Wishes and that you have wished it is realised in the New Year with Joy

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-28 23:30]

Bonjour John,
une photo dans ta lignée, tes sujets favoris.
Bien partagée entre réel et reflets, les couleurs naturelles.
On a du mal à imaginer cette photo au bon milieu de l'hiver tant il a l'air de faire beau.

Mes meilleurs voeux pour 2009.


Bonjour John
Un très joli cliché de la "Venise du Nord" avec une belle luminosité qui donne beaucoup d'éclat au paysage.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2008-12-28 23:44]

Hi John,
wonderful image of the place,amazing reflections and colors,
the clarity and sharpness are excellent!
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

mooie foto John.
een prettige reflectie en een uitstekende balans,
zeer fraai fotowerk John.
groet jaap

Bonjour John,

Une superbe composition à l'équilibre parfait sous une belle lumière hivernale. Les reflets dans l'eau sont magnifiques et donnent un bel effet de symétrie. A master's piece, mijn vriend.

Que 2009 t'apporte le meilleur,

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  • JLG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 0 N: 167] (2086)
  • [2008-12-29 0:37]

hello John
une tres belle vue et une excellente reflection
avec des couleurs eclatantes
une tres belle realisation
un grand bravo
jean louis

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2008-12-29 0:53]

Dag John,
een bijzonder fraai plekje met wondermooie kleuren en prachtige verstilde weerspiegeling.
Ik wens je een fijne jaarwisseling en een perfect nieuwjaar toe,
Groeten Gerrit

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2008-12-29 0:54]

Hi John. This light filled image reminds me of a miniature, mainly because everything is crafted meticulously and with care.The clarity of the image, the sense of balance and the harmonious use of colour all contribute to create a pleasing scene.The predominant blue is nicely challenged by the red. Have a Happy and Healthy 2009.Klaudio.

Hello John,
A fine composition with a lovely ambient light and beautiful clear colours, which do full justice to the lovely architecture. The reflections are superb. All the best for 2009 to you and yours!

Hi John. Wonderful reflections on this great composition. Colors and definition are very good too. Very well done. Wissh a great year of 2009. Regards. PAulo

Hi John
Wonderful colours and reflections in this excellent picture as usual.
Magnificent sharpness and POV.
Happy New Year 2009 my friend

Really nice one, John, Minnewater is always a fantastic place for photography and here you have a very relaxed and harmonious compisition and great light.

All the best in 2009,

Hi John,
What a stunning panoramic view vith superb reflection.TFS.


EEn echte winterse plaat. Kale bomen, de zon laag en een softe weerspiegeling.
Ik vind het erg mooi.

Alle goeds voor 2009!

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2008-12-29 2:27]

Bonjour John
A splendid picture you have chosen to bid goodbye to the old year. Ecellent reflection and perfect colors and details
My warmest wishes for 2009 in good health happiness and prosperity

Hello John,
Bruges is one of my favorite places, good idea to send a photo from Bruges for the new year. Very nice view with the beautiful colors and amazing reflections. Very bright and clear scene,
Wish you a Happy New Year, too,
Best regards,

Hi John
lovely view of Brugge, the light is good on the buildings and their reflections

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2008-12-29 3:05]

Hallo John!
At first I must think of the calm which is transmitted by this picture - and then I saw the beautiful and somehow cosy buildings. Here once again can see that winter's light is something special. A real postcard of Brügge...
Greetings from cold (-10°C this morning) but sunny Westphalia - and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2008-12-29 3:58]

Hi John

Good colour, sharpness and saturation. I like the symmetry created by the reflections. A fantastic 2009 to you!

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Difficile de se croire en plein mois de décembre tant la lumière, les couleurs, le ciel bleu, l'ambiance générale donne à croire une photo évoquant des moments plus chauds.
Très belle réalisation.
À l'aube du Nouvel An, accepte de tout coeur les voeux les plus chaleureux pour une année exceptionnelle : santé, bonheur et prospérité !

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2008-12-29 4:13]

Hello dear John;
Miracle reflex,and original frame.Very nice outlook with original viewed.
Beautiful landscape.


Hi John,

The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the houses, it is qllowing us to see the details and colors of them. The picture is clear and sharp. The good luminositi is enhancing the colors of the scenery. All the best for the New Year 2009.


Hello John,
Under a generous light, a splendid image of Bruges, and reflections of its so beautiful architecture. Good framing and good realization.
Have a nice day. Bonne Année 2009!

Bonjour John
superbe ce château qui se mire dans le lac, très belle clarté de l'image et des couleurs dans un beau ciel bleu, belle composition.

Hi John,
lovely shot of this great city, the reflections of the buildings look great here and the colors are so nice and vivid. A very nice one, really up to your high standards!
I wish you a happy new year 2009!

Take care

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2008-12-29 4:40]

Dag John. Het was inderdaad een mooie dag om foto's te nemen; de kleuren komen zoals je zegt heel goed uit. Prachtige reflecties.

Bonjour John.
C'est une magnifique photo toute récente de cette merveilleuse ville. La composition est particulièrement soignée et les couleurs sublimes. J'aime les reflets sous la belle lumière des journées ensoleillées d'hiver.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13815 W: 0 N: 16049] (169342)
  • [2008-12-29 5:12]

Hello l'ami

Pareillement, tous mes voeux pour 2009, je te souhaite que du bonheur.
Déjà en visonnat ton iamge on a les yeux qui flashes tellement elle est belle, quelle pureté, netteté, ce couleurs, ces reflet, grandiose.

Brao et maitié


Hello John,
Superb sunny colors, and great reflections.
A beautiful one,
Have a nice day,

Excellent POV,wonderful composition,fine colours and superb reflections.
Happy New Year 2009!

hi john,
The colour and clarity are very good, allowing us to see everything so clearly that it's almost like being there, once again you have achieved a great result.

my best wishes for the new year to you and your family.


salut john
un coin de bruges que je ne me rappelle pas mais en tout cas trés bien mit en valeur avec ces reflets, une bonne et heureuse année a toi

Hi John,
Picturesque shot with amazing reflections and architectural details. The colours and lights are beautiful, the atmosphere is great.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2008-12-29 10:21]

Bonsoir mon cher John
Encore une belle vue d'hiver, nous avons bénéficié de quelques jours de répit en attendant le grand froid.
J'apprécie le réfléchissement des architectures sur le canal.
Je te souhaite de passer un bon réveillon en attendant 2009

Bonsoir John,
Une composition superbe tout à fait digne d'une carte de voeux pour 2009!
Tout est réussi, les couleurs, la reflection etc..
Bravo pour cette splendide vue!

Hi John,
excellent weather in your country, while in Spain we have snow, rain, cold and storms on the Mediterranean coasts.
And you have been useful this so sunny day and with such a clean sky to obtain a Bruges' beautiful composition with a few magnificent reflections.
It is a splendid photo.
I wish for you and for your family a New Year full of health and happiness, my friend.
Best regards,

Hello John,
What can I say for this marvellous reflection.?its so excellent that I cannot
understand which is the original one...
The reflection is wonderful indeed and the atmosphere is full of beauty and art
thanks for sharing
have a nice and happy new year

Hello John,
Beautiful composition, colors, reflections in this marvelous landscape.
Happy New Year 2009,

Hi John,
A beautiful compo! The POV, reflections and colours are very beautiful.
Warm regards.

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2008-12-29 17:45]

Hi John,
Splendid view of this rich Belgian architecture that is seen in all its glorious detail.
The orange roofs make a beautiful compliment to the blue sky as they make a striking reflection in the tranquil waters below.
Regards, Tom

Hello John!
As I have told before in other pictures, 2008 is about to end and 2009 is almost here! Many reasons to celebrate this season! And one of them is that TE members are still pretty active even in this busy time of the year with superb pictures being posted! Yours is fantastic, with perfect brightness and sharpness! Colors are wonderful and the reflection, as usual with your work, is outstanding and very eye-catching! A real feast for the eyes!
TFS - Congratulations!
A very happy 2009 for your and your family!

Hello John,

A lovely and peaceful place, well depicted!
The calm waters make a fine lead-in to the old architecture, that is recorded with amazing details...
Great light and very attractive colours!

Seasonal greetings,
Pablo -

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-12-30 4:12]

Hi John,

very beautiful reflection shot! What I like most is the fact the reflected area has the same clarity of the real one. That's not easy to get. Superb details and pleasant natural lighting. Well done!
PS: Bonne Année!

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2008-12-30 4:12]

Hello John,

Une splendide reflection pour terminer cette année 2008 !
Les couleurs et la perspective sont comme d'habitude très bien vus !

I wish you a very good and healthy 2009 too !



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  • Rosam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 50 W: 0 N: 99] (297)
  • [2008-12-30 5:21]

Hello John,
what a stunning capture,
beautiful colours and sharpness.
The reflection is perfect.
A wish of a Wonderful New Year to you and your family.
Happy Holidays

Hi John,
Very nice view of the place wiht great colours and wonderful reflection.
Excellent POV.
Happy New Year too.

Hola amigo Jhon , queria aprovechar para felicitarte las fiestas y desearte un feliz año 2009.
Perfectya composicion como siempre , con estupendos colores y nitidez y unos fantasticos reflejos .
Un fuerte abrazo,

Charmante ambiance d'une ville que j'ai visitée plusieurs fois.
Bonne journée.

Hi, John -

A lovely shot on a perfect day. Good choice to give the majority of the scene to the water. Nice framing by the trees on either side, too.

Happy new year,

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-12-30 17:19]

Hello John,
Beautiful architecture perfectly reflected in the water. Beautiful and nice quiet corner. Excellent light and colors.
Happy Year 2009!
Best regards,

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2008-12-30 19:22]

Hola John.
Magnificent composition with the beautiful houses and reflection, very good colors and sharpness, your POV is good and also your frame and light. Very well captured. Good note.
Happy New Year my friend and wish you a lot of health, peace and prosperity in 2009.

Hallo John. Das schöne Motiv ist ein Blickfang erster Klasse. Du hast es auf professionelle Weise photographiert.
Für Dich, Deine Frau und alle Angehörigen ein glückliches Neues Jahr 2009, Wolfgang.

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  • jazu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 6 N: 6] (415)
  • [2008-12-30 23:34]

Hi John,
Superb composition. I like the reflection.
Happy New Year

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2008-12-31 3:51]

Hi John,
Your shot, so bright and colorful, is a good New Year gift for me. Thanks! As always the picture has been captured with perfect composition, light management and quality, and commented with the very interesting and informative note. Very well done!
With my warmest regards and New Year's greetings,

Bonjour John,
La preuve en image qu’il faut, en toute circonstance avoir à portée de main sont appareille photographique, la lumière est juste sublime il en découle des reflets lumineux qui conviennent bien à ce lieu dans une cohérence naturel et très douce des teintes bien exposée, il en découle des ombres et contrastes intéressantes caressant l’édifice et apportant un relief supplémentaire, ici la luminosité particulière de l'hiver donne une magnifique teinte aux vieilles pierres et à leurs reflets bien lisse du à leur réflexion maximum dans la pureté du ciel bleu,
,·´ ¸,·´`)
(¸,·´ (¸*★ MERRY CHRISTMAS &
       bonne année 2009 et que l‘inspiration t‘accompagne toujours ★〃´`)
                   ,·´ ¸,·´`)
                  (¸,·´ (,¸*

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56890)
  • [2008-12-31 6:18]
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Goedemiddag John,
Zo te zien was het in Brugge net zulke helder en koud weer als in Nederland. Prachtige foto met mooie kleuren en heerlijke spiegelingen in het kalme water. De compositie is ook erg goed.
De beste wensen voor een goed en gezond 2009!

Hello John,
The picture has interesting and beautiful reflections. Very good sharpness and details. I really like these blue tones on this picture. Excellent composition. Well done!
Wishes and Good Happy New Year to you John!!

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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2008-12-31 8:48]

Allô John!
Très belle scène et excellent éclairage, on respire l'air frais et la tranquillité. Quand vous dites qu'il faisait très froid chez vous, c'est combien de degrés? Ici nous disons qu'il fait très froid l'hiver quand c'est entre -20° et -30°, mais ce n'est pas encore arrivé. Bonne composition, merveilleuses couleurs et superbes reflets.
Joie, Santé, Bonheur et de beaux projets pour 2009.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2008-12-31 9:15]

Witaj John!
Next beautiful work.
I like the frame and colors.
Super reflections in water.

Dosiego Roku 2009!


Hi John,
nice composition, colours and light.
Reflections are amazing.

My best wishes for a happy new year to you and your family.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10507 W: 174 N: 17849] (79273)
  • [2008-12-31 15:28]


a view that send us to a peaceful moment. beautiful landscape, perfect ligh , pov and framing

well done

happy 2009


Hello John,

Bruges is really a fascinating town and your composition shows very well this charm. This corner with the fine traditional houses reflected in the water is so lovely and so serene. It conveys a quiet and happy mood. A good start for the new year.
My best compliments and wishes,

Hello my dear friend John from Belgium!
I would like to take this special time of the year to thank you for your excellent works that sharing with us during the year 2008! your work and talent had been highly recognised in this wonderful site from the past years from so many members and I am one of them as well! much appreciated for the sharing and friendship always!
this is another great quality image of the Burges with the best pov, wonderful colour and superb reflection well captured!
I sincerely wishing you and family

Ciao John, splendid view of lovely place with fantastic reflections, great colors
I like a lot

Hello John.
Your style, your way to take pictures is always surprising.
What some excellent reflections and colors in this shot!
Best regards and a Happy 2009!

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2009-01-01 11:48]

Hi John,

Wonderful stillness .. the silence of it goes well with the leafless trees and stone buildings .. I go back and forth on whether I would crop a touch more of the branches on the left .. either way a wonderful image .. happy new year to you and yours.

take care, John

Helo John
I,m very happy for my frendship with you and join your galery in new year .I know that i cane expect great photos from you in 2009 and that make me happy
This one is extra
Happy new year,Bratislav

A very sunny view for this winter pictiure, with nearly as much colors as if it had been taken in Spring.

All the best,


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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2009-01-01 19:02]

Hello John,
Another nice picture of your country.I just want to thank you for all your beautiful pictures posted during the last year.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Best regards!

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2009-01-01 19:50]

Dag John
Love this image from Brugge...it's an original POV, it's neat & crisp colours, the nice reflections & the fine framing with the trees. Brugge is a beautiful city & you do justice to this place through your wonderful pictures my friend!
Wishing you & your family the very best for 2009… Het allerbeste voor 2009!
Best Regards

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-01-01 23:51]

Hi John,
beautiful view, architecture and reflections. Excellent quality of photo. An interesting informations.
All the best in New Year to You and family!

John, you certainly take the time to make fine shots. This one is truly a post card from days long gone, truly beautiful.


- Joli paysage, la composition est superbe et très bien colorée, la grande place laissée à l'effet miroir sur la pièce d'eau est du plus bel effet, je ne redis pas que la qualité technique toujours excellent, tu le sais, bravo !
Je te souhaite ainsi qu'à tes proches une merveilleuse année 2009.

Hi John,
Ah, very very nice. The composition is stunning and the reflections and details incredible. Great work and TFS. Happy New Year to you and yours. GErald

This is a great view of this lovely city. Your composition is fine using the reflection to create depth and balance. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The bare trees on each side frame the scene nicely.

Hello John,
A fine composition with a lovely ambient light and beautiful clear colours.Regards.

Hello John,
thanks for your criticism and for your little pull of ears! :-))
Your photo is simply wonderful with color so natural and a magnificent reflex, Bruges is spectacular.
Good wishes and greetings, happy New Year to you and family friend. Have a nice week.

My dear John, is a beautiful and fresh image to start a new year, which I hope is full of success and happiness for you and your family.

From your point of view has made a perfect frame, and the reflections in the water and the colors are beautiful. Excellent!

A hug, John

Hello John,
Wonderful reflection, very nice landscape, excellent composition, colors and sharpness very well.
Best regards.

Hello John,
really nice photo with superb reflection. Colors are fantastic too.
Buildings looks really interesting, I'm suprised that that city is so old and have so interesting history,
TFS and Happy New Year too!!

Hi John,

I just finished to see the film "in Bruges" and I'm glad to see this magic town in your shot, perfect as usual. Reflection i s great, good composition.

Very well done!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11759 W: 126 N: 21148] (108889)
  • [2009-01-03 16:25]

Hi John,another time a great work from a master of reflction like you..simply a wonderful pic,my best compliments,have a great 2009 you too,Luciano

Hi John,
Superb view from this nice town, great result with these reflections, good light and colours, well made and bonne année !

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-01-04 12:02]

Bonsoir John,

Une belle pureté des couleurs et des lumières dans cette photo. Tu as trouvé une fois de plus le cadrage qui fait mouche !!! Le reflet est d'une très belle et agréable netteté. On ne se lasse pas de détailler l'image. Joli coup d'oeil, bravo John et merci pour la note intéressante.

Avec toutes mes amitiés, je te souhaite ainsi qu'à toute ta famille une très bonne année 2009,


Hi John
this is one more beautifull landscape from Flanders. Nice and rich architecture in a beautifull garden
Well done

The next picture is too cold for me,so I've picked this one. Everything so nice and clean,great angle to make that reflection even more beautiful.

Hi John,
you make an amazing job advertising Belgium here.
Fantastic work, beautiful high quality shots!

Bonjour John,
Une très belle vue de cette admirable ville baignée d'une magnifique lumière qui fait resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello John,

excellent picture with a perfect composition and fine colors.I like especially the amazing reflections in the water.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hi John,
A gorgeous picture that seems to create a sense or a mood of tranquility.
Excellent POV and very sharp. You were also quite fortunate to have sucha a beautiful blue sky. TFS

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13703 W: 295 N: 27291] (109601)
  • [2009-02-22 11:38]

Hello John,
nice and picturesque shot of this part of Bruges,with the reflections to are the most strong element of your synthesis.I like the calmly and tranquil environment,as the sharpness and the clarity of the scene.The brilliant light is an asset to the composition.Well done.

Have a nice week,danos

Hi John, As always beautiful light & the colours are so natural, its wonderful architecture & the reflections are a great asset with superb movement from the ripples, brilliantly composed & TFS, kind regards Wilson.

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  • dumbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 64 N: 199] (4541)
  • [2009-03-01 3:32]

Hello John,
Great photo of this amazing beautiful city. I like the colors of this photo and those perfect water reflections.
Very good job!


Hello John.Beautiful photos in your gallery, but I choose this one to comment, since I liked Bruges specially when I visits her. In this nice composition you show us a part not known with great beauty of color and brightness, the reflections are something special. Well done.
Best regards.

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  • Selmik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 4 N: 668] (3631)
  • [2009-09-01 12:46]

Hi John,
thank You for your kind comments!
You have a great collection of the old-style architecture buildings and castles and this is one of them.I like very much light,colors,details and calm water of the pond which allowed to create awesome reflections.
Beautiful photo!

Hi John,
Fantastic colors of beautiful corner in the fabulous town of Bruges.
Great reflection over water, fine colors and contrast.
Enjoy your weekend.

Hi, John,
I think I am lonely Trekkers who did not seen this interesting photo. Very nice composition, excellent reflection, perfect quality! I also like your interesting historical note! TFS!
Have a great Sunday!

Hello John,
a beautiful view of Bruges, you created a wise arrangement of space and elements within your frame and used the light most aptly to obtain these rich and sweet colours and give the city a magical allure. The framing by the bare trees is very elegant and the symmetry created by the well defined reflections is very delightful too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,

Hi John,
The red tiles on the roofs and their reflections on the water have made this photo. Excellent as usual, TFS!

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