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Hoeke - Sluis -A II
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-01
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, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2011 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-08-24 23:39
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This picture has been taken during a daily bike trip, this image caught my attention through the calm of water and the lovely reflections.

The History of Hoeke 1252, now a picturesque village, truly a wonderful area for bikers and walkers along this Napoleon canal, during summer time always cool through the North Sea wind on 6 km, during the winter a wonderful rural landscape with old farms.
The earliest mention of the village dates from 1252 Hoeke. In 2002 it was 750 years ago so. In shipping regulations, promulgated by Countess Margaret of Constantinople and her son Guy of Dampierre, Hoeke is listed as toll stations, and a hidden safe harbor during the winter. The place in this period an important port where goods such as cotton, textiles, grains, spices, wood and material for shipbuilding, such as masts, sails and ropes are traded. There was also a corn and fish market. As a port was Hoeke a tidal port. It has had no embankments, but there certainly were wooden structures or docks where high water ascended ships could moor, and some took shelter at low tide. In the 14th century rises Guy of Dampierre (1279-1304) Hoeke free city in which to bear arms is assigned. This shield consists of a red shield with three silver crescents lying, which in 1594under Philip II assume a golden color when Hoeke united with the now vanished town of monks and other known Reason for port Damme.

I wish every visitor an agreeable visit, enjoy of the quiet scene.

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Hi John,

A very nice picture you have presented. The vanishing line and the reflection gives a good effect. I also love the color of the sky like a gradient used in Photoshop.

TFS & have a great day.

Hello Sir,

Happy to learn about your own site. The well described note gives a good description of this ancient port city, however this wonderful picture, I believe is of the hinterland.
Reflections on standstill canal water, and the DOF makes it a beautiful composition.since it is a waterlevel photo, were you on a boat? TFS.


Dag best John,

A very beautiful image and too an image full of serenity, of calm, of peacefull. POV well selected with a large prospect open. Excellent managment of light with natural colors and incredible reflections. And a good idea for a bike trip along this canal.

Have a nice day,

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 0 N: 1619] (9669)
  • [2011-08-25 0:38]

fantastic paint from the flanders with great canal and fantastic colors
great pov

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2011-08-25 0:49]

Hello John,
a splendid image with amazing perspective,excellent lighting and beautiful natural colors,well done,
congratulations for your wonderful own site!

ciao John,
mi piace la luce e la prospettiva dell'immagine.
Una sorta di K si realizza nell'incrocio di realtà e riflesso rendendo molto gradevole il tutto,

Dag John,

Erg mooi standpunt, met een goede horizontaal/vertikaal balans.
Stond je soms in het water? (zo lijkt het wel)



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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2011-08-25 1:06]

dragi prijatelj
veliko vaših fotografij ima izjemen POV, ki vklučuje še izredno ostrino in prečudovito refleksijo in diagonalo, ki lepo vodi oko v globino. čudovita pokrajina iz vaše dežele! ponovno ena vaših mojstrovin z lepo modrino. iskreno čestitam!!!! TFS!!
želim vam lep in hladen dan

Hi John,
A perfect perspective composition. Everything is well alligned. Lovely, beautiful work!

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o mestu i njegovoj dugoj istoriji ...
Lep pogled na kanal, drvored i trenutak sa senkama na vodi, lepa fotografija.
Dobar ugao snimka, ostrina, kontrast, kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama.
Moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Volim vase fotografije sa tekstom o nastanku snimka, upotrebljene tehnike i dobijene lepe fotografije.
Prijatan dan sa lepim vremenom, kod nas su tropske vrucine sa preko 40 C stepeni.
Sve najbolje.


Goede dag, meneer.
Goed artikel over de plaats en haar lange geschiedenis ...
Een prachtig uitzicht op de gracht, en het moment dat de steeg schaduwen op het water, mooie foto's.
Goede hoek geschoten, scherpte, contrast, samenstelling en weergave van de prachtige kleuren.
Mijn felicitaties aan het goede werk.
Ik hou van uw foto's met tekst over de herkomst van de opname, de toegepaste technologie en behaalde mooie foto's.
Een mooie dag verder met mooi weer, hier zijn de tropische hitte boven de 40 C graden.
All the best.

Good day, sir.
Good article about the place and its long history ...
A beautiful view of the canal, and the moment the alley shadows on the water, beautiful photos.
Good angle shot, sharpness, contrast, composition and display of beautiful colors.
My congratulations on the good work.
I love your photos with text about the origin of the recording, the applied technology and obtained nice pictures.
Have a nice day with beautiful weather, here are the tropical heat over 40 C degrees.
All the best.

Hello John,
You present us with a wonderful long perspective down this tree-lined canal right onto the vanishing point. Beautiful light and natural colours and superb clarity. A feast for the eyes.


I can see why these reflections caught your eye. The surface of the canal is like a mirror. I like the low vantage point and use of the the fallen leaves for the foreground. The depth of field is superb.


Bonjour John
Une image profonde d'un superbe paysage calme et serein où il doi faire bon se promener.
Merci pour ce joi cliché et bonne journée.

Hi John
a wonderful composition with such amazingly beautiful green and blue shades, that fit together so harmoniously. Perfect clarity, sharpness and of course reflection. A real beauty of an image. Love it!

Enjoy your day - regards Brian.

Hello John,
Extraordinary reflection on the canal, with excelent DOF and faviorable daylight well collected.
We see many reflex. pic.'s on TE, and as each one is nice - this one is overwhelming' yrt enchanting scenery.
Best regards

Your photos are among the most beautiful on this site.
Cestitke All of this and all the rest.
Good angle shot.
Good show nice colors and perfect neznam sharpness.

Hello John

A fine and evocative capture of the Napoleon canal. Great perspective and very good DOF. Clever composition with the leaves in the foreground and the long diagonal lines. Excellent colours and sharpness. Very nice work:) Have a nice day.

Best regards, Erling

Hi John!

You did the best for this composition!
The perspective is at the highest point of functionality.
I like it!

Hi John,

The reflections on the water of the canal are assets to the composition. The trees are framing well the canal. The point of view is sending my eyes to infinity which is giving depth and perspective to the scene. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi John,
eccellente prospettiva con impressionante DOF.
Belli i colori e il riflesso sull'acqua che ne arricchisce la composizione.


Hi John!
Always a pleasure to see that place here on TE!
Beautiful picture!
Colors, chosen pov, composition with reflections and management of light are highlights!
TFS - congrats,

Bonjour John,

Un point de vue des plus périlleus. L,eau semble très proche de la lentille, ce qui donne une ampleur aux arbres , une très grande profondeur au canal. La lumière est très belle.



Hallo John,
Pragtige kleure met lyne and bane wat na die verwyningspunt lei. Die blare op die water in dir voorgrond bring die oog dan telkens weer terug. Uitstaande diepteperspektief en velddiepte en 'n baie rustige kalmerende toneel. Beste wense.

Greeting John!

What a fine day you've got, very nice colors and a lovely scenery. This picture is just bursting clarity an sharpness! The POV and composition is very well chosen. I liked this straightforward unambiguous reflections which creates this "K" figure as well as this perfect triangle seemingly lying down. Great image! Wonderful photograph!

Thanks for sharing,

Hello John,
Wonderful composition with fantastic perspective, POV and DOF as well. I like the colors, sharpness, fantastic clarity. Perfectly well done like usually. My congrats.
All the best,

Hi John. A remarkable waterscape. The picture reminds me of your earlier photos. Fine composition, natural colors, excellent technical quality. Very nice. Rgds, Wolfgang.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2011-08-25 8:51]

Salut John,ce sont les photos dand lequelles on peu lire ta signature snas qu'elle soit ecrite..ehehe...magnifique perspective sans fin et super reflections et lumieres,toujours un plaisir a regarder.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2011-08-25 9:04]

Hello John,
A fantastic shot with a superb perspective.The reflections on water favour the vanishing point.Very nice blue sky and natural colors.Very well done.

Hi John,

Splendid shot like low level out shot, nice reflection on the water and excellent colors in the trees and the rich blue sky really gives this photo depth.

Hi John
this is very classic JHM! a photo that is truly your style. with the long perspective lines, the nature scene, and the long depth is great.
well done!
have a wonderful day

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2011-08-25 9:50]

Hello John,
you have composed another beautiful impression of one of these fascinating canals. Wonderful colors and light and a great atmosphere – the photographer’s perspective is excellent. Congratulation!
Warm regards

Ola John,
Esta fantástica esta tua foto com esta diagonal neste canal , a profundidade ficou magnifica , gostei muito do reflexo em V , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hu Jacques, This shot reminds me of one of your shots possibly of the same place when everything is covered in white. Nice to see the place in its full bloom and everything so green. Beautifully shot with a nice POV and well maintained colors.

Jugnu Toor

Hello John, a lovely picture with a fantastic view and great depth, a great place for fishing or sailing, two sports that I love, a beautiful postcard of this lovely nature, great and wonderful work, congratulations. Good afternoon and happy weekend, thanks for sharing so nice job.

Warm regards.


Hello John
Superb picture with a great perspective, beautiful trees at the right with diagonal and very nice reflections!
Great work.
Best regards

Bonjour John,
C'est un plaisir de contempler ce beau paysage bien mis en valeur par ta photo grâce à une composition rigoureuse et de belles couleurs.

Hallo John,
Een geweldig mooie natuurfoto met prachtige zomerse kleuren!
Heel goede compositie waarin ik het heel mooi vind hoe de bomen en hun weerspiegelingen aan de overkant naar de horizon toelopen en er bijna in een punt samenkomen. De planten op het wateroppervlak op de voorgrond passen heel goed in deze compositie.
Vele groeten, Paul

Dag John,
Ziet er heel verleidelijk uit! Een heel mooi beeld van dit kanaal genomen vanuit een knap standpunt met ideale weeromstandigheden die zich perfekt lenen om te fotograferen. De kleuren zijn geweldig door dat prachtige licht en de lijnen van de bomen en oevers trekken je ogen heel mooi de foto in, mooie diepte. Ook de sfeer en de weerspiegelingen zijn heel goed vastgelegd. Een vrede tafereeltje en een echte jhm landschap !

Superbe photo! Toutes ces lignes convergent vers ce point de fuite très bien placé dans l'image. La lumière est superbe et les reflets somptueux.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-08-25 23:53]

Hi John,
nice view from nature. Good POV and composition. I like the perspective and colours also. Well quality of photo. I like it.
Have a nice day.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2011-08-26 1:04]

Good morning John,
nice the view as the perspective creative from the side trees of the canal.I like the shadows on the right with the contrast of the colours to make the scene more effective.

Have a good day,Danos

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2011-08-26 1:07]


fantastique perspective et compo quelle vue, quel cadrage ces lignées d'arbres avec les reflet la partie bleu au centre, sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2011-08-26 2:16]

This subject is going the best with your signature, dear John. Looking at with admiration. Have the best summer, friend!


Hello John,
The quality of the photo is surprising. I like very much this pleasant light. The natural colors are a real pleasure. The point of view is excellent, and with the neatness, it gives a lot of depth. The reflection is the icing on the cake. Bravo.
Have a nice day

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2011-08-26 4:47]

Hello John! Excellent scene with a large prospective, I like these full elements and of colours! A pleasure to frame and view! Perfect idea to sharing. Best wishes.

Alweer zo'n superieure perspectief plaat van jou!
En wat een prachtige weerspiegeling van blauwe lucht.
Weinig gezien die laatste tijd!!

Groet, Jan

Hi John,
a picturesque atmosphere with beautiful composition and effective perspective, the colours and lights are splendid, great view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

Hi John
This one really looks so elegant and charm.
The capture makes this an interesting long perspective and extensive depth with wonderful strong diagonal lines. Love how the waterway guides the eyes so smoothly into this scenic scape and vanish into far distant at the thirds. Wonderful natural warm light and so much of delicate detai. Good exposure control with excellent color tones and the overall effect is very pleasing to the eye. The mirror water refelection is a gem also creates a very eyecatching contrast. Brilliant capture. Quality image, my compliments!
Best regards

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2011-08-27 0:07]

Bonjour John,
c'est de tout classique cela, toujours cette perspective que tu maitrises vraiment à fond. Juste un petit regret, je trouve la netteté un peu trop poussée, ce qui enlève un rien de naturel.
All the best.

Gli elementi fondamentali sempre presenti.
Una cura della perfezione con l'estro della inventiva.
Foto rilassante e riflessiva .

Killers return on the scene of the crime! (:-)
Well, this is a classic one from you, a kind of trade mark. I think here your pov was lower than usual and that enhances the sense of height of the trees and focus on the lovely reflections on the water. The infinite perspective is of course the best feature and also the summer atmosphere.

Well done,

Hi John,
today we can enjoy this beautiful composition, which you create skillfully, in which you play with the perspective of the canal and of the trees, with the reflections on the water, and with the dynamic diagonal that offers us your good framing.
It is a fantastic image, very sharp and very luminous.
Well done, my friend.
Best regards,

Maestro John,
Muhteşem bir yansıma, sudaki gökyüzü mavisi harika.Leke şeklindeki yapraklar ve sudaki akisler hepsi usta işi.
Sağlıklı günler

Ciao John, lovely and peaceful composition with fascinating reflections, wonderful bright colors, splendid light and excellent perspective, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi,it always strikes me as a little eerie when nature has been tamed to such perfect order.You captured this regularity perfectly in this composition.The outstanding clarity of the image enhances its impact.Best wishes,Wolf.

Hello John,

Strong lines are created by the perspective on the canal, enhanced by the reflections that almost results in a X-shaped composition!
The peaceful atmosphere is well conveyed, and the leafs of water lilies adds to the mood...
Technically fine work, good details & colours!

Pablo -

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2011-08-28 2:03]

Hi John
Splendid picture. The quality of the picture and the light are perfect. I like the perpestive which seems infinite, the pure blue sky, the reflections on the water and the leaves on the foreground. Well done.

Hi John,

The reflections of the trees in the water are superb. The colors are warm and saturated.Very well captured, very good POV. Really a superb shot.
Best regards

Hello John,

A wonderful perspective with those lines vanishing away. The light is perfect and the image in itself is very beautiful and well done.

Best regards


Hello John,

good image with an excellent point of view, I like the perspective you got, the tree lines and their reflection are beautiful, well done,

Best regards,


Wonderful infinity reflection of trees along the calm canal under the blue clear sky. colors,sharpness, light and frame management are excellent.
With my best regards...
Sevgiler,saygılar ve çok selamlar...

Hi John.
A wonderful composition by its beauty and masterfully done, I like those diagonals that mark the line of trees and spectacular reflections.
The coloring is gorgeous and perfect light.
Good start of week.
Best regards.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2011-08-28 12:44]

Witaj John!
Super sharp today :)
Beautiful frame and perspective.
Excellent work.
Best regards

I like the low pov, were you in the water? I hope not. Love the colors of the clear blue sky and water. Sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Bonjour, cher ami John,
La perspective générale de ce canal est de toute beauté.
L'effet du cadrage ajoute une beauté supplémentaire au paysage.
Un grand bravo pour cette réalisation très réussie.

Hi John...
really a wonderful composition by the trees & its reflection on the canal calm water...like the green tone...
good exposure controlled with nice dof...with a nice chosen POV from water level...
Very good shot with nice information...


Hello John,

It is a wonderful combination of perspective and the reflections. Trees are truly alive. The canal is full of life. And your colors are so vivid. The image uplifts my feelings. the blue sky is so blue and it continues as far as I can see. Thank you John. I will always remember this.

Very best wishes, John

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2011-08-29 7:23]

Dear John
I did ride in the photograph from. excellent perspective and natural colors.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2011-08-29 9:12]

Hi John
The place is ideal for deep perspectives like the one you show here, specially with this clear reflection.
The weather was excellent, giving a nice blue sky.
Clean work!

Bonsoir John
Encore une belle perspective ici comme tu sais les photographier.Bien vue cette eau calme avec les feuilles au premier plan à gauche.Très bonne lumière également
.Bonne soirée

Ciao dear John,
beautiful photography, but above all a great example to everyone about the perfect management of depth and perspective. You have given us a great lesson, dear friend!
The use of reflections, as well as being pleasant and interesting was truly genial. There is always something to learn admiring your pictures, congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!

Hello John,
A very beautiful image.Excellent managment of light with natural colors and incredible reflections.

Olá John,
Uma imagem vale mais que mil palavras.
Essa esplêndida imagem dispensa qualquer comentário.
Tudo muito bem definido: perspectiva, cores, contrastes, POV e enquadramento.

Hello John,

A great image with great depth. I like the reflection and also the fallen leaves in the water. Nice peaceful atmosphere . Superb colors and sharpness.


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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2011-08-29 18:35]

O enquadramento está muito bom para mostrar essa linda paisagem rural. Lindo trabalho.



Hello, John,
I see The rule of thirds here. Excellent result, superb DoF, impressive graphism. My congratulations!
Best regards,

Hallo John,

Opvallend aan deze foto is de zeer lage standpunt.
Hierdoor heb je het gevoel dat je als kijker als
een Zwaan door het water zwemt, want de foto heeft
niet alleen heel veel diepte, ook heel veel hoogte.
Ook aangenaam is dat de twee bomenrijen net niet
tegen elkaar uitkomen in de diepte, dus er is
hoogstwaarschijnlijk in de verte een bocht, oftewel
het maakt de kijker nieuwsgierig.
Naast deze mooie standpunt en verdeling is de foto
ook heel mooi belicht.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Hi John,
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2011-08-29 23:51]

Hi John

Amazing graphical effect here with diagonals of trees and reflections. Wonderful colours. Superb composition.

Warm regards


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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2011-08-30 3:08]

Hi John, i really like the choice of the POV which creates a beautiful perspective, very beautiful even reflections, colors and sharpness are at the top, regards, valter

Olá John,

What a lovely perspective!This is a great picture, good for showing and learning what is perspective in fact. Great reflections.The UV filter works very well in this very clean sky.


Hello John,
the view of the canal is great with the perspective to lead the eye on the far end of it.The lines of the trees as the reflections of them on the surface of the water make the scene so beautiful.


Hello John, very deep view of the river and reread countless trees, colors and excellent sharpness. Photo perfectly successful, beautiful, congratulations.
Well done, good night from Italy

Hello John.
The rule of thirds was actually respected!
Great armony and tranquillity in this flemish waterscape.
Best regards.

Hi John,
fantastic composition. I love the geometry. So simple yet striking with its beauty. You have chosen the POV very well to create this attractive concentric lines. The bottom left part makes a charming natural foreground. Great colors too.
Excellent capture,

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2011-08-31 7:19]

Hello John,

As many people before me, I would have first asked if you were in the water, but I already saw the answer. This special point of view is participating for a big part in the efficiency of this shot, supported then by your powerful management of the perspective (as often in your pictures).


Cioa John,
the calm water gives to the image wonderful reflections; lines of trees make two diagonals giving a great graphic effect.
Exposure is very well managed.

This shot show us your tecnical ability.

Have a nice day


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2011-09-01 4:57]

Hi John. Many of your photos stretch into infinity, the imagination being taken beyond the vanishing point. Wonderful light, colours, details. You live in a beautiful country. Best wishes. Klaudio.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2011-09-01 19:59]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this canal by a good composition with perspective and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see the canal that has expanded straight and green trees with which bank on both sides lines. And, the reflection projected to the river gives additional good effect as well as blue sky in summer.


Hoi John, Dit is een klassiek jhm - een mooi gepakte kanaalscene met een putdiep perspectief, sterke kleuren en ditto reflecties. Het lage cam standpunt staat me ook aan. Fijn werk.
Goed weekend !

ja mooi john heel herkenbaar en in eigen stijl neergezet,
prachtige plaat, mooi genomen.
prettige avond.
gr. jaap

Hello John,

Most of this picture I like your POV. It shows a beautiful view and great perspective. Congratulations!

All the best,


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2011-09-04 21:37]

Dag John
Fine use of perspective of the rows of trees, converging in the horizon. With their reflections in the perfectly tranquil water, it is as if 4 lines converge in the far distance. Good colours & fine light. Well done!
Best Regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2011-09-06 7:38]


anaother beautiful version of this canal. nice light, sharpness and colors. we can feel the peacefull mood of the moment and the place here.



Hi John
leaves a very nice front
reflections and a wonderful landscape

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2011-09-06 16:13]

Good evening John!
Wonderful capture of nature. Superb mirror reflections in the water. Amazing different tones of green colour. Very pleasant picture to look at.Thanks for interesting and informative note
best regards

Hi JOhn!

A wonderful capture, where nature designs a graphic image, where lines, perspective, depth sense are all really well arranged...Perfect sharpness and colour definition...A great capture John!!

Have a nie day...


Waht a perfection!
The "point of fugue" is right in the precise spot.

TFS it

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2011-09-12 9:54]

John, what a beautiful shot! The depth of field is spectacular and the composition too.My compliments!


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3113] (21002)
  • [2011-09-14 16:04]

Many thanks for your kind words John.
I guess you had to wear rubber boots for catching this extraordinary symmetry drawing diagonals towards the endless infinity convied by healty trees watering themselves by the roots in Napoleon Canal!
I can HEAR the silence (!) on this poetic scenery.

Hi John.
This pictures inspires love for the nature and great sense of peace.
Great shot, technically impeccable.
Warm regards

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  • xramm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 66 N: 125] (1831)
  • [2011-09-23 5:38]

Hi John,
This is excellent composition literally.. I feel the good feelings of good balance of objects around river..

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2011-09-26 3:15]

Hi John

Marvellous symmetrical reflections with superb use of diminishing linear perspective & vanishing point. I like the vibrant colour & saturation. Excellent sharpness & framing. Tfs!

Hi John,
Lovely water mirror, great perspective with these lines, good light capture, tfs.

Salut John!

Phénoménale perspective avec le point de fuite parfaitement placé dans la photo! L'exposition aussi est très bien réussie. Une beauté!


very nice shot..very scenic..rich colors..and shapr too..
Thanks for fgiving detailed technical infos.


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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1745 W: 292 N: 2671] (10163)
  • [2011-10-25 3:57]

Dear John ~

The beauty of composition !!!!!!!!
Excellent tones..


Hi John
A great composition with perspective of these trees leading to infinity which you've captured with great composition with that diagonal line leading to the first third of the image. A great geometrical capture here with rectangles and many triangles. Great composition. have a great day,

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2728 W: 1352 N: 3103] (39295)
  • [2011-10-31 11:56]

Hi John

surprising perspective with the quiet reflection on the water of the canal, leading to the infinite.

Hello John,
beautiful in colours, excellent in details and reflections, tranquil and calm in spirit composition. Very nicely seen and presented perspective completes this wonderful picture.
have a great weekend,

Hi John
, The specific arrangement of trees along the river and its reflection in water color and light and shadow box nice and very beautiful landscape of patented
Hope of a happy life for both

Hier weer een echte "Maenhout".....
De kleine groene blaadjes maken de foto af, wat een pracht !

Hello HM,
I think I can call you "Master of Perspective"..I noticed that almost in all of your pictures,perspective is your top priority which is very good.You captured a very beautiful landscape from an interesting POV.Beautiful reflections,very nice colours and framing.Congrats and best regards.

Hello John,
a masterfully composed picture, utterly natural and intriguingly graphic at the same time. You found so many perspectives and the perfect point of view so that they all dart and converge towards the same distant point. The dynamism of the perspectives is wonderfully balanced by the tranquility of the ambiance. I love the vibrant light and the two dominating colours alternating all over the frame in various tonal versions. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,

Hello John, a very spectacular shot with great symmetry, color harmony, sharpness and an extraodrinary reflection!A natural simple spot, became a masterpiece under your lens and your professional eye!A beautiful shot!

Hi John
Een prachtig uitzicht op de display. Registratie is prachtig gedaan. Goede verlichting en kleuren.

Groeten ...

Hi John,

a terrific line management through the low location of the camera. Colors, detail sharpness, dimensional depth are - as so often - of the very finest. Fascinating reflections.

Great picture!

All the best


Hello John,
This is a classic John Maenhout! I especially like the multiple converging lines provided by the canal banks, treetops and their reflections.

Hello John.
I have been taking a strole again in your old gallery and - as usual - found a pearl. The wonderful thing about this one - I think - is the geometrical way that the frame has been devided in... like the letter K. Or actually with even more lines deviding. The rule of thirds is in use, too. The colors and the light are exelent. The tranquility is an inportant feature.
Have a good John.
Cheers Frank
PS; I read about your 2 bike accidents in your note to Ike. I'm sorry for you.

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