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Spring clouds CD - I

Spring clouds CD - I
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
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Theme(s): Pictures 2010 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-05 23:37
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This photograph has been taken on week ago, we got a lot spring showers with a lot rain.
You can see in depth the flood between the trees, this is taken on two, mile of my home.
Maldegem is a very nice community, more than 22.000 habitant, on 20 km of the Belgian coast and adjoining at the Netherlands.
Maldegem was once upon a time a very important town. There were two village priests, one who took care of the souls of the northern part of the town and the other who blessed the southern half. In 1520 they were Johannes van Zuidt and Nicasius van Maldeghem. The latter was at the same time dean of Aardenburg. We can still see his tombstone in one of the walls of the church. There were also three chaplains, one for the altar of St. Barbara, the second for the altar of Notre Dame and the last for the altar of St. Peter. The revenues from the two latter altars were not sufficient for a chaplain. This meant these chaplains didn't always live in their parish but of course they did receive the revenues from their altar.

Alone during the springtime get we these super blue sky and these extraordinarily clouds

I hope you like it.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2010-04-05 23:50]

Hello John,
Un ciel et des couleurs superbes et une très belle lumière.
Excellente journée

Hello John,
Wonderful composition, beautiful atmosphere and cloudy sky, lovely bright colors, very nice landscape, very good POV and DOF.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2727 W: 1352 N: 3096] (39257)
  • [2010-04-06 0:07]

Hi John
Impressive cloud in the sky, seeming coming from the bare trees. The flood seems amso to be parallel to the clouds. Nice spring hues.

Hello John,
what an amazing sky! The clouds seems to be in 3D, what a splendid contrast with the intense blue sky!
But the landscape is splendid too, I like the reflections on the water, the great perspective and the green field. Congratulations, TFS.
Best regards.

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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2010-04-06 0:37]

Excellent landscape, master John!!
Perfect composition and nice spring's colours!!

Very well taken!!


Kind regards,

Hello John! Amazing meadow. Wonderful sky. Fantastic clouds. Superb colours. Ideal saturation. Perfect exposure. Good frame. Sophisticated effect. Good luck!

Hello John,
A fine composition of these rather magnificent clouds that seemingly stretch into the far distance. The light is very attractive and there are some nice reflections to be seen in the lying water. Beautiful natural looking colours and superb clarity throughout.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-04-06 1:10]

hello John

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This is truly the right name of your photo.
Good pov, nice, strong colors and design.
Congratulations! TFS!


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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2010-04-06 1:34]

Good morning John!
This isn't a photo - this is a dream, perfect in each respect. A wonderful sight. I like especially the wideness of this landscape and the clouds here. What a pleasant sight...!
Greetings from today at last springlike and sunny Westphalia!

Hi John!
Very beautiful sky!
Very attractive details in the fields!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, black&white frame and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards,

Salut John.
S P E C T A C U L A R and W O N D E R F U L L;

Looks really sweet.

Really an impressive cloud which gives a unique feeling to the photo but also a fine composition which exploits well the two small canals. Interesting countryside captured with a splendid light and such appealing colours.
Well done,

Ciao John,
immagine ben composta con ottimo DOF e bella resa cromatica.
La grande nuvola arricchisce piacevolmente la composizione.

Well done!

Hi John,
These clouds give a great visual power to the photo, which complements itself with a good framing on a splendid landscape.
The luminosity, the vivid colors, the sheen and the contrast offers us an image with high quality and a lot of beauty.
A great work, my friend.
Best regards,

Hi John,

Superb POV and colors, it looks wider than 24mm!

Have a nice day

prachtig John.
een uitstekend staaltje werk. zeer fraai neergezet,
zo scherp als een mes, goede kleuren, prachtig fotowerk hier.
prettige dag verder.
groet jaap

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 887 W: 76 N: 2602] (12141)
  • [2010-04-06 4:19]

Superb photo John - an interesting and well composed scene with spectacular clouds.

Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is taking my eyes toward the trees which is giving depth to the scenery. The afternoon light is bring out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Invitation of vanishing point by a great presentation of a great poster lovely lovely,
well done JOHN MAENHOUT.

Hi John,
A really impressive cloud over this green landscape. Nice reflections and a fine line with the high trees.
Kind regards

Ciao John,
spectaculaire nuages sur cette campagne, géométries de grand effet sur ces petits fleuves, grandes couleurs et netteté. Complimenti

Bonjour John
j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs printanières de ce champs gorgé d'eau, bien vu.

Ola John ,
Que beleza de nuvem tem uma cor magnifica , magnifico primeiro plano com este canal em diagonal , muito bonitas as árvores de fundo , bom contraste entre verde e azul, boa luz, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Dag John,

An another "mastre's piece" in your gallery with this very beautiful view of the Flemish polders. I like the ballance with an importnat part for this incerdible sky with an impressive clouds. Very greaphic landscape too with the abbrier in the Fg and the alignment of trees in the BG. Very beautiful reflections too in the small canal.
Have a nice week,

Hello John!

Wow, what an impressive sky, like a meteorite falling!!! Excellent landscape photography in general, great perspective, great framing and composition! Flawless light management, brilliant colours!


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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2010-04-06 6:40]

Bonjour John,
Magnifique paysage et excellente composition. La formation de nuages est très intéressante, on dirait preque le début d'un tornade. Le canal et la clôture qui le borde ajoutent de l'intérêt à la photo. Bel éclairage et superbes couleurs.
Bravo!... et bonne journée,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 277 N: 11813] (91044)
  • [2010-04-06 7:07]

Hello John ,
A impressive could , no doubt ! the rural landscape is simple , but beautiful , under this splendid light . I like the reflection of the sky in the little canals .

Hello John

Superb work! Amazing effect of the skies. Very good contrast against the blue sky. Wonderful reflections in the water. Fantastic depth and a stunning result. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening.

Best regards, Erling

Bonjour John,
Le nuage et le canal donnent avec leurs perspectives de la profondeur. J'aime les couleurs qui sont celles du printemps qui arrive.

Hi John,
what a sky, this is a beautiful landscape with picturesque colours and lights, the composition is spectacular, excellent depth and details, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
George (György)

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2010-04-06 11:40]

Hello John,
Impressive big cloud centered in that very nice blue sky.The green of the grass creates a good contrast with the blue sky.The reflections in the water are very attractive due to that blue sky.Very well done.

hi john,
impressive and beautiful white cloud in this sky, very beautiful light and colors for this lanscape, good epth also with this perspective.

Hello John,

Superb image, great low POV. The colours are fantastic, i like the leading lines into the image and the line of trees across the horizon.

The clouds are very impressive and that they start at the top of the image and continue into and beyond the centre gives the image a lot of depth.




Ciao John. Lavopro da manuale, dove tutti gli elementi si integrano alla perfezione. Ottimo impatto visivo dal nuvolone in prospettiva e luce fantastica. Bellissima!


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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2010-04-06 13:41]

Merhaba John,
Very impressive in the extraordinary beauty of the clouds.
Color and clarity, and image frame with excellent, superb.
Congratulations, greetings

Intéressant "exursum" de votre ville et ses quartiers.
La photo ... les signes d'une pluie d'été ... et une dégradation de petite taille (de bain) ...
Le ciel et les nuages et couleurs qui rehaussent enregistrer tous les détails

Ola John,

Very good composição, great colors..... amazing sky with clouds.
Beautiful picture..


Splendid composition and vivid colors,excellent sharpness.Many greetings Wolf.

Hi John,

At first I am sttracted to the unique cloud formations, but actually more interested in the symetrical line of sleeping trees.

thanks for sharing,

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4896 W: 319 N: 4862] (6854)
  • [2010-04-06 17:04]

Outstanding view! Everything is in good position and proportion for a very pleasant photograph.

Hi John!
An impressive long cloud! The clarity and sharpness in the foreground is amazing. Magnificent colours and nice reflection on the water. I like the atmosphere out there. High quality picture and goob job indeed!
Best regards

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2010-04-06 17:52]

Hi John
this cloud is huge, I see you try to emphasize on it to make it pop, it is very impressive as it is I think. Any way love the over all light, good colors, good composition and sucha beautiful spring image. Have a good week.

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2010-04-06 22:34]

Hello John,

Impressionnant nuage printanier. J'aime beaucoup la clarté et la luminosité de l'image. L'effet de 3D du nuage et superbe les multiples perspectives sont bien placées.


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-04-06 23:07]

Hi John! Nice picture with the color of the sky and the clouds impressed! A excellent perspective with frame of Spring!

Hello John,
What a wonderful sky, the cloud formation like a smoke from a chimney and the colour is so beautiful. Great shot.
hav a nice day,

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  • Fante Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 615 W: 62 N: 1030] (5429)
  • [2010-04-07 1:01]

Hi John,
impressive natural composition. Great water reflection and perfect sharpness. You can still smell spring rain. Bravo
Regards, Sasko

salut john
une image ou ce gros nuage semble venir du fond de l'écran et percer le cadre, une photo magnifique avec une lumiére magique

What wonderful sky, dear John !
Lovely clouds, great colors and contrast
Great composition
Have a nice day

Ciao John, lovely landscape with fantastic sky, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2010-04-07 8:48]

Hello John !
Le ciel est magnifique, j'aime beaucoup !
Belle lumière et joli compo.
Bravo !

Hi John.

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...what a great cloud and excellent how you got it!

It's amazing how the cloud guides our sight inside the picture.

Well done!

Bonsoir, cher ami John,
Eh! qu'aimes-tu donc, extraordinaire étranger? - J'aime les nuages... les nuages qui passent... là-bas... là-bas... les merveilleux nuages!
Charles Baudelaire
Il fallait bien cette citation pour exprimer la beauté de cette composition et de ces merveilleux nuages.

Dag John,
Een heldere hemel met prachtig gevormde wolken boven het Vlaamse groen, een spektakel dat inderdaad alleen in de lente in zo'n helderheid te vangen valt.

Hello John,
Very nice and clear photo.
Superbly presented clouds. Wonderful colors.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2010-04-07 20:09]

Hi John,
You do a splendid job of taking advantage of Holland's flat landscape bringing great depth and beautiful big dramatic sky.
The clouds here are fantastic in shape and size as they contrast brilliantly with the blue sky and green fields.
Regards, Tom

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2010-04-07 21:20]

Hi John
The wide angle lens has really allowed you to really emphasize the length of that cloud. Strong colours and composition.

Dobro jutro gospodine, i kod nas prolecne kise.
Odlican trenutak i motiv, pogledom nas vodite kanalom sa stubovima ograde i poljem ka drvecu i oblacima na nebu. Dobra perspektiva i lepe boje, odlican rad i fotografija, lepo mesto, cestitam.
Imajte lep uspesan dan i vreme, Paja.


Goedemorgen, mijnheer, en in onze lenteregen.
Uitstekende timing en motief, we kijken naar ons kanaal naar kolommen en veld hek te houden aan de bomen en wolken in de lucht. Goede vooruitzichten en mooie kleuren, uitstekend werk en foto's, een mooie plaats, gefeliciteerd.
Wees aardig geslaagde dag en tijd, Paja.

Good morning, sir, and in our spring rain.
Excellent timing and motive, we look at our channel to keep columns and field fence to trees and clouds in the sky. Good perspective and nice colors, excellent work and photos, a nice place, congratulations.
Please be nice successful day and time, Paja.

Hello John,

Now that is an interesting cloud formation, hovering over the grassland beginning to put on a fresh green coat!
Fine light and beautiful colours in this well framed rural scene...
And next I guess there will be cows grazing the field hehehe...!

Pablo -

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2010-04-08 4:55]

Hi John,

there is nice contrast between the green and the blue in this photo. The perspective is also enhanced by the canal at the left and I see a real 3D effect provided by the giant white cloud. Lovely shot!

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2010-04-08 5:32]

Hello John, you are very good observer in terms of finding such beautiful surprises of the nature. A cumulonimbus cloud in the blue sky is moving towards infinity in parallel to the small irrigation channel on the field. Congratulations, Tolga

Hello John,
The cloud is impressive, the sky is splendid. The point of view is very well chosen, it induces much of depth. The light and the colors are remarkable. Beautiful composition, excellent realization. Congratulations.
Have a nice day


So how big cloud. field, the sequence of trees, water channel, a good image. I love the blue air. was beautiful and successful work. Congratulations.


A very beautiful rural scape with amazing colors.
Very peaceful place.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello John,
Fantastic clouds. Superb colours.This is truly the right name of your photo.

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2010-04-08 7:48]

And hi again John.

Another good and smart landscape. The whole composition and especially the exposure and colours are very good.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2010-04-08 12:22]

Witaj John!
A very nicely place.
Good frame and super colors.
Excellent sky add savor of photo.

Hola John.
After a few days of vacations again with the friends of TE.
Splendid and beautiful composition, these impressive clouds have a chromatic incredible effect, precious the line of trees of the bottom and the channel that goes towards them catching the beautiful color of the sky in the water. Great landscape caught with a perfect luminosity, beautiful colors and a great quality of image. Well done.
Have to nice weekend.
Best regards.

Maestro John,
Muhteşem bir bulut kümesi,ağaçların dizilişi,sudaki yansıma,suyun sağ tarafındaki renkli otlar harika.
Mükemmel bir kompozisyon.
Yeşil ve mavi ahengi ile harika bir gösteri.
Tebrikler,sağlıklı günler.

Hello, John!

Very interesting and beautiful cloud over this beautiful landscape with strong colors! The detail of the water reflecting the sky and the trees in the background is great! Wonderful composition!

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-04-09 9:29]

Bonsoir John,

Je vois que c'est ta première photo d'une série qui promet de nous émerveiller sur ces beaux nuages de printemps. En tous les cas celui-ci est de toute beauté et ton cadrage donne beaucoup de profondeur à ta composition colorée et extrêmement lumineuse. J'aime beaucoup la qualité de l'image. Très belle photo, bravo et merci John.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et un très bon WE,


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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2010-04-09 10:59]

Firstly,clouds're drawing attention when looked the photo..Incredible shot my dear friend...Specially one of concealed garden on Earth!
All the best,


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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2010-04-09 16:44]

Hi John

Yes, these clouds are extraordinary, I have never seen this kind and we have loads of clouds in South East Asia. Your shot is a very impressive composition, it looks like as if the fields would be smoking. I had to look twice to understand what is happening. Good note too. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my Penang shot which shows the contrast of traditional and modernity.

Best regards - have a nice weekend

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-04-10 0:04]

Hi John
Nice luminosity and vivid colors and above all a strong, dynamic sky with this huge cloud hovering over the scene.
Good work

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  • silah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 0 N: 252] (2798)
  • [2010-04-10 3:36]

Wow! very impressive scene with a perfect colouds formations. Well captured, John.

A really excellent composition, with the linear cloud parallel to the small canal and the fence, but crossing the line of tree in the background. Beautifull natural colors.

All the best,


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-04-10 15:23]

Everything here is ready for your decisive shot. Bravo John amd many thanks.


Hi dear John,
very impressive nature scene under the perfect cloudy sky..sharpness,light and depth are amazing..a wonderful atmsphere..very well.tfs


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2010-04-11 3:53]

Salut John
On pourrait croire à un incendille dans le lointain mais c'est blanc. Cela donne une intéressante perspective aérienne.
Donc l'intéret primordiale de cette image est située dans le ciel.
Bon dimanche

Je souhaite que la météo de ce printemps sera doux pour vous, sans catastrophe majeure comme nous le voyons tous les jours, y compris ici au Brésil.
Un beau dimanche.

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  • guytoc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 14 N: 491] (3614)
  • [2010-04-12 11:37]

Goedenavond John,
Deze is alleen maar indrukwekkend! Een zeer aangenaam landschap na het onweer waarvan blijven een paar lage 3 D wolken. Maar waar ik vooral van hou is dit moeilijke en fantastiche voorlicht. Heel mooi fotowerk, John, proficiat!
Hartelijk vanuit Florennes.

Impressing clouds and excellent colors. The combination of different and contrasting elements makes it all perfect. Great line formed by this canal. Congratulations!

Hello, John,
I like yor style! Excellent shot, an interesting place, nice colour and good composition.
Useful note!
Greetings from Ural,

Olá John,

The other TE friends have said all, but I think this photo can bear another two points ... ;-)

Best regards,

Namaste John,
very well taken shot with vibrant colours. Great depth and sharpness. The reflection of sky in the narrow water kind is nice to watch at and the sky has excellent clouds which gives your shot a 3D look. Very well managed light. A masterpiece. Tfs.
Have a nice day.

Hi John,
amazing spring-mood picture.
Cloud as the tornado .
Extra perspective and colours.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2010-04-18 21:01]

Dag dear John
The big cloud looks like a plume of smoke. Fine perspective created by the canal and the crossing line of trees. Light is good and the clouds drenched in sunlight looks great. Good work!
Best Regards

Bonjour John

Effectivement...quel nuage. Mais aussi le couleur de l'herbe, la rangée d'arbres et la belle cloture.

Très belle image bucolique.



Hi dear,

What a lovely shot with tremendous DOF and captured from a beautiful POV. The Cumulus and the alto stratus types of clouds against the blue sky is giving beautiful look and contrasts to the shot. Colors are vivid and light/exposure are perfect. I like the way you have kept the canal in the bottom left corner of frame but I suggest you to drag your sign little more to the right bottom corner.

Best Rgds,

Hello John,
An attractive shot with a lovely spring atmosphere. An excellent POV and composition with the two ditches giving a great perspective and the impressive cloud formation being a real eye catcher here. The clarity of the beautiful colours is outstanding and the sharpness is excellent. A joy to view!

Hello John. The great blue sky with big cloud and the sun's rays fall on it, creating a very impressive shot. The colors of photography and lighting are excellent. Congratulations. Sincerely Chris

Extraordinary lanscape, my dear John!!
Stupendous composition and nice spring's colours!!

Very well taken!!


Fond regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2010-04-26 8:13]


amazing the shape of this huge cloud crossing the blue sky. the strip of the nude trees and the lines of the water are fabulous like a compo, tfs this amazing view



Hello John,
Exellent composition...
beautiful atmosphere and cloudy sky...
color and light are perfect...

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-05-12 1:45]

This is fantastic, John. The formation of those clouds create a striking visual effect and it makes a great perspective, stronger than the beautiful view of this cannal. Nice reflections and line of trees in the horizon. Colors and light are superb.
best regards,

Hello John
the big cloud...it'snt the Islander Volcano Panache which covers over Belgium ???? :-)
Great shot one more time

Hi John,

very good quality, as usual for you. Really stunning and amazing cluds



Hello John ,
a wonderful spring view with the towering-cloude over the trees and field.
Well taken as POV contrast and colors .
Have a nice weekend.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-06-17 15:56]

Hello John,
The sky is all a show, wonderful cloud formations.
A very beautiful image and balanced, with excellent light and beautiful color. Bravo!
Best wishes,

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-06-18 12:58]

Impresionante y espectacular paisaje sobre todo por las nubes...saludos

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2010-06-22 0:36]

Good morning John,
inexpressive shot with the blue sky with the puffy clouds to make the scene so adorable. The canal creates depth and the brilliant light enhancing the colours.Well done.

Have a nice day,Danos

Hello John,

Een andere eenvoudige maar mooie foto. De wolken zijn ongelooflijk.

Goede observatie


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  • iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 698] (3298)
  • [2010-10-12 11:09]

Greetings John,

That central cloud, stretching from the top right of the frame out to a vanishing point is spectacular and anchors this photograph. Your colours are wondeful and there is a great depth of field. Many thanks, Iain

Bonjour John,

Très belle lumière et couleur pour ce paysage de la campagne Flamande.

Bien vû.

A bientôt.


Hello John,
I was watching your older photos,when I encountered on this one.Words fail me to describe beauty of this landscape.The cloud formations are just stunning.It´s a rare thing to come across such unbelievable shape of the cloud,so symmetric.You were definitely in the right place at the right time.
Have a good day

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  • sa30z (130)
  • [2011-05-30 22:25]

Hi Jhm,
Well I am a beginner in this field but I can see perfect sharpness and beautiful composition and your entire picture is perfect.


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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-11-13 13:09]

great picture from the flanders country
i love this green country and fantastic sky with the clouds
i love the flanders and your beer

Zo, die is mooi, zeg, waar komen die wolken vandaan:-))
Mooi moment, mooie kleurrijke plaat weer !

Hello John, it is so nice to watch coming out little white sheep...after the rain when it is cold still. The sky is so beautiful dressed in bright blue and the contrast is fantastic! Beautiful scenery!
have a great evening!

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-04-26 18:30]

Hi John !!
outstanding colours in this photo, they fill the frame so well.
I also like the cloud formation..... it is very dramatic.
It is really a simple view of the country side but your photo makes it look so appealing.
Once again...... Fantastic work.
Have a nice week end.

Hello John,
this is a rather graphical presentation of the lovely and characteristic countryside. Each of the elements consisting the landscape has been rendered with a graphical quality as far as its colour, texture and placement in the frame is concerned. The skyscape is amazing, the huge cloud has a formidable shape and seems to have volume and weight too. I like very much how earth and sky are separated by the rows of naked trees and I love the strong colours. You've moderated the luminosity of the cloud and enhanced that of the landscape most effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,

Hello dear friend John Maenhout
and have a nice Sunday
I visited your gallery today and I found
this marvelous capture with the clouds
running into the amazing blue sky
a wonderful sight the whole scenery
is magical and this peaceful atmosphere
canged my mood now everything is perfect
even the reflections on the surface of
the canal s water

Hello John,
Now, this is one interesting cloud; I've never seen such a long and skinny one before, TFS.

Hello John! Amazing clouds, wonderfull sky. Superb trees. Nice water, very nice grass, meadow. Superb colours. Good take. Good composition and frame. Splendid effect. Well done!

Hi John
The fantastic cloud formation is remarkably captured demanding immediate attention as if it's going to fall on the landscape! Wow, a rare moment which carry more weight and impact as strong focal of interest. This looks scenic, lovely perspective and depth along with brilliant colouring & contrast, and credit to your great photo work, Congrats
Best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2017-10-22 4:02]

Bonjour John
WOW un ciel extraordinaire, magnifique, super bien capturer
belle lumière et couleurs
Belle journée

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