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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24387 W: 523 N: 40784] (175510)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-13 23:11
Viewed: 5805
Points: 208
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I wish every visitor a nice day, I hope you like it.

These picture has been taken during an afternoon stroll along the Napoleon canal to Oostkerke -Damme but between Damme and Bruges.
I took these picture late in the afternoon, you can see the sun right in the lens, this with a simple filter, I was forget my grey filter for this type of picture.
I hope that you this experiment find excellent.

The disappointment for all skating enthusiasts in the Zwin Cities Saturday morning was particularly great. The mayors of Bruges, Damme, Sluis and Knokke-Heist gave the ice of the Damme canal is not free for winter fun. The owners of many hospitality businesses were an illusion: they had hoped for a top weekend, as in January 2009. Many of them had gin, chocolate, sandwiches and sausages bought.
The mass remained off. There are a lot of walkers come off to Damme, like some two hundred skaters who ignored the ban and yet ventured on the ice. "The skaters were mainly active in and around Oostkerke and Hoeke ,"
The red flag as sign of forbidden was present

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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4/02/2012 16:19:11
Manual Exposure
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Bonjour John
Une très belle image hivernale avec le canal gelé bordé d'arbres dépouillés. Une profondeur d'image ceaine avec l'astre solaire qui ressemble à une étoile.
Bravo et bonne journée.

hi John
Your trademark long perspective, huge should I say !
Splendid light and mild colors with the sun star as a bonus

selam john
light to super, a real winter landscape

Bonjour John...
Excellente résolution et très belle. Composition avec une excellente profondeur de champ.
Le meilleur pour vous

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10112 W: 144 N: 25292] (123241)
  • [2012-02-13 23:57]

Hi Johyn,

These canals with such a profund perspective are very impressive specially they look great in winter. Amazing row of trees. I would like to see it!

Warm regrads


Dear John,

It is a pleasure to be able to be among the first to review one of your spectacular photographs. The arrow-straight canal makes an eye catching stripe. I can imagine how it would be full of skaters on a safe skating day. This is as effective an example of one-point perspective as I've seen anywhere.

Incidentally, I sent you a link to the photobook I created for my granddaughter. That is from the European trip last August. I'll send you the link to the new one I just put together for the cruise to French Polynesia.

Warmest regards.


Belle perspective hivernale qui semble conduire vers le soleil-star.

Hello John - The flat landscape emphasises the perspective of your winter shot. Trees, canal and pathways lead the eye uncompromisingly towards the light. Despite the lack of ND filter, I think the shot works well. I like the soft winter colour palette and light with it's slightly warm cast. Best regards rosemary

hi jhm
Sun and trees in winter with beautiful lights sleeping stillness that heralds spring and how beautiful it portrayed both wish you happiness

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Autoroute d'un canal sous la neige ! Un effet de perspective saisissant de beauté.
Ces arbres alignés à la perfection sont étonnants.
Une réussite totale.

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  • cavli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 204 W: 0 N: 246] (1876)
  • [2012-02-14 1:27]

Hello John,
good morning
this is a journey to the sun :) nice composition and persfective. very good light menegment. tfs

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2683 W: 1336 N: 3011] (38553)
  • [2012-02-14 1:31]

hi John

Good trees perspective to the star system!

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2012-02-14 1:41]

Bonjour John,
Une superbe composition hivernale avec une très belle perspective et ces arbres qui sont si bien alignés!

Hi John,
love this! Winter's stark landscape can also be incredibly beautiful and this shot illustrates that so perfectly. Captured flawlessly and a really powerful presentation.
Good color tones, sharpness, clarity, wonderful POV and DOF too. Perfectly well done. I like it.
All the best,


Bonjour John,

La grande plaine blanche où des arbres dépouillés dressent à l'horizon. Grâce à toi grâce ces beaux jours de cette saison peuvent se faire sentir et goûter... luxe tout gratuit de l'hiver. Un joli moment bien capté avec une lumière très agréable.


Hello John
Une magnifique perspective avec cette alignement d'arbres qui nous mènent avec le chemin enneigé vers le soleil.
Bonne journée

Hello John,
I am amazed at the natural look of this beautiful picture against the light. The point of view and framing are obviously excellent. Bravo for the mastery of technique that preserves the light and colors.
Have a nice day

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14246 W: 1033 N: 28513] (135656)
  • [2012-02-14 3:51]

Bonjour John

Spectacular graphism, repetition of the dark trees & incredible lead in lines & linear perspective. A little soft but still excellent. The starburst sun makes this shot. Tfs!

Hello John,

The unique focal point is quite interesting as two straight lines lead the eyes to it. The last rays of sun in the cold have been very well captured. The soft colors add to the mood of the composition.

Best regards


Hello John, very good and lovely picture composed and performed very well, very good clarity, depth and beautiful light, I really like the perspective and the infinite depth. Excellent and lovely work my friend, my congratulations for that. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.

Best wishes.


Hello John,
Yet another wintery scene along frozen canal, extreme cold conveyed by this image.
The sun bright on BG, gave an optimistic view, as we all know after winter spring sure to arrive.
Good depth all the way til far horizon.

Hi John
a stunning winter shot, an amazing perspective with the bare boned trees looking so incredible disappearing into the distance. Your light managment here is phenomenal and I commend you on it. A really beautiful image.

Regards - Brian.

Hello John,
what a beautiful winter scenery composition of excellent perspective with gorgeous light of sun in horizon, colors, sharpness. Perfect POV and DOF too. Stunningly beautiful photo. Awesome. I love it.
Bravo !!!
All the best,

Hi John!

Perspective, depth, fantastic light management in difficult conditions, really a very good work against the sun light, difficult and well solved, the trees allignment deseves a very nice graphics...This time the ISO 400 works really well!! Great captue!!

Have a nice day...


Hi John,

The length of the path is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the winter scenery. The late afternnon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi John,
The textural variety, interesting visual rhythm and the element of surprise from the star burst of the sun all make this shot very interesting and exciting. I also like the simplicity and the wide open space which is pleasing for the eyes. Great shot!


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9571 W: 157 N: 15482] (123877)
  • [2012-02-14 5:27]

Witaj John!
I know this place with your photos :)
Excellent POV and composition.
Beautiful perspective.
Good colors and light.
Photo has climate.
HAve a nice afternoon.
I'm waiting for an email:)

Ola John ,
Fantástica esta tua foto com uma profundidade magnifica , estes canais congelados e as árvores nas laterais a perder de vista , boa foto contra a luz ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bonjour John

Un magnifique contre jour. La lumière vive du soleil, très bas dans le ciel est parfaitement contrôlée et le canal gelé donne un bel effet de profondeur à l'ensemble.



Hello John.
I like the depth and perspective in this shot. the rendered winter tone is so pleasing of this well composed image.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2012-02-14 9:49]

Hi John,
one of the amazing perspectives and winter frozen landscape "jhm stile", even with the sun in background. Superb POV and clarity
Best Reagards

Hi John,
Lovely lines of winter. great composition, everything looks perfect.
Have a calm evening.


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  • m00n Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 0 N: 305] (2259)
  • [2012-02-14 10:54]

Very thoughtful cropping, subtle colors ...
Image has a depth ... incredibly addictive ...

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na kanal sa ledom i drvored, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar ugao snimka, perspektiva i prikaz, lepa fotografija.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tenici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Kod nas i dalje Sibirska zima, sada je -11. C stepeni.
Imajte mirnu noc.


Goedenavond, meneer.
Goede tekst met de gegeven data ...
Mooi uitzicht op het kanaal met rotsen en bomen, goede compositie.
Een goede hoek schot, het perspectief en uitzicht, mooie beelden.
Goede tekst met de opgegeven gegevens van de gebruikte priesters en de opname-elementen.
Gezellige avond en al de beste.
Bij ons nog steeds Siberische winter, is nu -11. C graden.
Geniet van een rustige nacht.

Good evening, sir.
Good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the channel with rocks and trees, good composition.
A good angle shot, the perspective and view, beautiful images.
Good text with the given data for the used priests and recording elements.
Enjoyable evening and all the best.
With us still Siberian winter, is now -11. C degrees.
Have a peaceful night.

سلام دوست من

روز ع...مبارک

وضوح و نور خیلی خوب

تبریک موفق باشید

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-02-14 17:25]

Hi john,
wonderful perspective and great depth, the scenery is fantastic, the picture quality is not being discussed, a great clean and sharp, regard the exposed perhaps I would underexposed, but they are just different ways of interpreting the shooting, remains a exceptional photos,
best regards, Valter

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2012-02-14 17:46]

Hello John,
The region where I live, is one of the few in Spain that have been spared these severe frosts and snow, I could not enjoy the scenery as beautiful as this.
The depth is infinite and the sun seems to arrive to warm the cold environment.
Good catch!

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-02-14 20:13]

Hello John,
Always interesting your photos with long rows of trees.The point of view is excellent.I like the lines formed by the sunrays.Succesful management of the light and beautiful colors.Very well done.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11740 W: 126 N: 21104] (108731)
  • [2012-02-15 1:22]

Aaah!Quelle merveille! Ce sont les photos avec lesquelles j'ai connu toi et c'est jolie les revoires.Tu as exploite' au mieu l'opportunite' de ces jours tres froids et le resultat est spectaculaire!!! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Morning John, You have captured and provided us with a splendid photo of this scene of Napoleon Canal, very interesting note about the skater's, super colours, excellent Pov,(such depth) management and presentation, Tfs, Wishing you a good day, Cheers Iain.

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2012-02-15 2:20]

Hi John
Splendid perspective without end that seems to lead us to the sun. Wonderful light and starburst effect on the sun

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-02-15 2:25]

Hi John,

A beautiful landscape post of this amazing scene. The light is the secret here. Awesome work with an impressive technique and quality. Thanks for sharing.


Hi John,
this photo is a good sample of your magnificent photos of the frozen canals, which are legendary here.
The perspective and the escape of lines of the canal and of the trees towards the horizon create an almost infinite depth of field, in an image with a managed-well luminosity and a good chromatic contrast, in spite of the great whiteness of the landscape covered with snow.
A beautiful work, as usual.
Friendly regards,

Bom dia John

Perfect capture with an excellent depth.
I 'd like to walk in this way that seems without end.
I loved it.

Hi John!
I've seen lots of photos of yours from this place. It seems the beauty differs in each season. Love the smooth and slick composition of yours. The soft touch is really nice as well as the palette of colors present. The placement of the sun is perfect. I just love the ambiance in this scenery. Very beautiful, nicely presented!
My compliments!

best regards,

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  • orme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1694 W: 114 N: 1605] (7219)
  • [2012-02-15 5:59]

Hello John,

I wish I could have an afternoon stroll like this. Untouched snow is simply beautiful. Stunning scenery. Excellent perspective.

I also like how Matt Le Blanc's said that "the beauty differs in each season", but in addition I also think that the "beauty differs in each of your photos".

It's hard to believe, that next year, we will both have been on TE for 10 years!

Best regards,

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  • Derya Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 90 W: 0 N: 38] (919)
  • [2012-02-15 9:02]

Hello John,
what a beautiful composition of excellent perspective.Your POV and DOF is perfect.
Really I love it.Photography attracted me

Ciao John,
È sempre un grandissimo piacere poter ammirare i tuoi magnifici paesaggi, scenari che caratterizzano la tua incredibile produzione fotografica per la quale si sono spesi fiumi di parole. Complimenti mio caro amico.
Un caro saluto

Hi John,
Beautiful winter landscape, good light capture and interesting deph effect with these lines, well managed.

Hello John,

Very beautiful atmosphere! I like the perspective and realization. Congratulation for this achievement!

All the best,


Hello Dear John
Wonderful captured with perfect perspective to get excellent depth of field in clear and sunny but very cold weather.
Selam ve sevgiler...

Hallo John,

Sterke standpunt. want zowel de bevroren kanaal
(in dit geval het ijs), de rijen bomen en de weg
wijzen onze ogen de diepte in. De foto is mooi
verdeeld, dat maakt de foto aangenaam rustig en
het versterkt de diepte nog eens. Ook mooi is de
belichting en dat je gebruik heb gemaakt van een
kleine diafragma, waardoor de zon in een ster is
veranderd (goed over nagedacht)

Vriendelijke groeten,

p.s. kan kloppen dat er bij mijn laatste upload
iets van de scherpte is ontnomen, gelukkig is
dat bij het orgineel niet het geval.

Dear John
Nice winter landscape.
Beautiful the afternoon photos with a great note.
The skating, the right one I know very little indeed.
Image quality is superb as usual.
Fine colors and beautiful motif,
The composition is wonderful.
Best regards

Hello John,

This is a nice winter shot where the trees are converging at the horizon giving a great depth. The frozen canal is very well presented. I like the soft colors and textures.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13790 W: 0 N: 16043] (169086)
  • [2012-02-16 3:20]


quelle compo et iamge fantastique vue cette perspective cette profondeur avec ces lignées d'arbres quelle emrvielle et l'ambiance hivernale superbe captage et compo.

Bravo et amitié


Hi John
good idea to use an F/20, it created the star effect on the sun. if that didn't happen, it would just be a simple bulb of light.
classic perspective for you, long lines and lots of depth in a nature scene.
good one
enjoy your day

Olá John,

Nice place the chosen POV,looking to infinity.
Very nicely captured and composed shot from a very good image.


Hello John,

great image with an important visual effect, the perspective is excellent, this is combined with a good light management, well done,

Best regards,


Hi John,
a beautiful winter photo with superb composition, great lights and perspective, picturesque view, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!

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  • golus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 26 N: 276] (2893)
  • [2012-02-17 0:29]

Hello John,

This is a spectacular composition, highly remarkable with its almost endless depth. The beautiful bare trees of winter are neatly juxtaposed along the both sides of the canal and leads the eye to the star shaped sun. Lovely work as usual. Thanks for sharing. Regards,


ciao John,
magistrale POV dal basso con la prospettiva innevata e la fila degli alberi che corrono verso il punto di luce dato dal sole sullo sfondo.
Qualità eccelsa come al solito,
complimenti e buona giornata

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-02-17 3:57]

Bonjour John,
un endroit certainement pas très chaud au moment de la prise de vue, je connais des doigts qui ont souffert. Magnifique effet de fuite, perspective très réussite avec une incroyable profondeur.
Un alignement parfait des arbres et un contre jour qui maitrise bien le soleil de face.
Regards from Liège (Luik).

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4036 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-02-17 4:18]

Hello John! Superb capture of the Napoleon canal to Oostkerke. Great soft light, nice l colours, sharp details of the snow and lines, beautiful reflections star in the sky. Beautiful picture, full of light and with extraordinary quality, brilliant composition, very good sharpness, Bravo!Thanks for sharing
best regards

Hi John. I am always amazed at the beautiful landscape photos from the "flatlands". Your photos show that you can do without mountains. Today's winter Photo lived through the fantastic perspective that comes together on the horizon. Overall a great photo - well seen and presented. Rgds, Wolfgang.

Hello John,
Nice composition and persfective.very good light menegment.

Hoi John,
Een zeer sterke en bijna minimalistische winterplaat, John! Het tegenlicht en de positie van de zon verdiept het fascinerende perspectief en het ritme van de bomen mag er natuurlijk zeker ook zijn. En de perfect weergegeven gradiënten kan ik niet onvermeld laten.
Erg mooi en strak werk !
Fijne avond.

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2012-02-17 12:43]

merhaba John,

Point of view is excellent, a great square of the winter.
The trees are magnificent.

tebrikler, selamlar


Bonjour John,
Superbe contre-jour bien présenté avec une belle perpective des arbres et canal,
Excellent point de vue et détails,
beau contraste et jolies couleurs,

Hello dear John,
Another "top" capture of this nice wintery scene.
Perfect pof and perfect light management.
Nice framing and many interesting and joyfull notes.
TFS and have a great weekend
Best regards

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  • jimkil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 1 N: 181] (1706)
  • [2012-02-17 23:57]

Hello John
Stunning perspective, great lead in with the layers on the foreground. Ice cold colours which suit the scene very well. Great burst from the sun.
Take care

Hi John,
you dii a great job managing this heavy light. beautiful winter landscape, i like the frozen canal on the right

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-02-18 0:35]

Hello John, very fine picture, also without grey filter, the ND filter is not a mandatory choice.
This is a backlit scene and is not so easy to find the correct exposure, so not to burn highlights or do not make too black the shadows and your image seems a perfect choice about this.

Have a nice weekend - ciao


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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2012-02-18 1:14]

Hi John, The lines and depth of this image of yours add such magical beauty to the frozen landscape and canals. I live next to a canal in the UK and always love the wonderful man made sculptures - great light management Have a great weekend Rich

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-02-18 5:14]

Dag dear John
Another fine perspective image with the pastel hues in the sky. The frozen canal has been bounded well by the leafless trees to create amazing depth.
Best Regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10492 W: 174 N: 17813] (79105)
  • [2012-02-18 5:30]


a precious view. the place looks similar others you posted here but the visual effect is different. very nice job. the poetry of nature across the hand of men.



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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8686 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61473)
  • [2012-02-18 10:16]

Bonjour mon ami
Perspective gelée et profondeur d'image.
Je note l'intensité de la neige; chez moi la neige a été plus faible malgré le froid intense.
Bon dimanche.

Hello John,
A great perspective with the straight canal and the regimented lines of trees. A wonderful winter scene.
Regards, Ann

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2012-02-18 11:36]

Dear John!
What a fascinating and beautiful sight! This perspective creates a nearly breathtaking depth in the photo. This landscape is so different from my region here ...
Greetings from the wheel chair in wet and cold Siegen! Take care!

Hi John!
The beautiful scenery of the winter!
Excellent perspective, pretty frame, good sharpness.
Have a nice Sunday

At least the sun is shinning over the winter scene. I can feel the chill all the way to Las Vegas and it is warm here today. I like the colors and it has a good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Dag John,
Spijtig voor de schaatsers maar veiligheid voor alles.
Een oneindig verlaten ruimte waarin zowel het kanaal, de baan als de verschillende bomenrijen alle naar de stervormige zon leiden.
Prachtig perspectief!
Beste groeten, Paul

These channels in the Netherlands and northern Belgium are amazing by its geometrical. Beautiful picture against the light. Wonderful colors and perfect sharpness.

Hi John
Trees combined with the blue sky is very beautiful.
With respect

Bonjour John
Il y a toujours de belles perspectives à photographier dans cette région et ici la neige donne du caractère à cette dernière.
Bon dimanche

Still.... still the best photographer in Belgium when I see these well-known compositions, my friend:-))
Beautiful !

Hola John..

A really fascinating composition rich of atmosphere! i really like the contrast between the strong silhouettes of the trees and the beuatiful sky! clean and clear photo managed fabulus...also the soft light is very adequate to this very elegant composition...very well seen.

Best regards..Yiannis

Hello John!
This beautiful backlit! Very good at handling the difficult situation with the sun almost into the lens! Overtime these channels "ice cream" of Flanders!
Best regards, Nino.

Hello John.
A stunning composition, the convergence of lines in an image point, giving superb depth of field to the brightness of the background, beautiful snowy landscape, ideal those lines of trees that seem lost in infinity. Well done.
I wish you a happy start to the week.
Best wishes.

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  • jajko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 46 N: 97] (775)
  • [2012-02-20 10:30]

what can i say more?
interesting and added value is this that it coresponding with another your photo:)

well done my friend!


Ciao John, fantastic perspective on neverending street, lovely composition with great parade of trees, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-02-21 8:47]

Hello John,
you are right, this season is also quite attractive. The image is very well composed with a great perspective that is your trademark and a wonderful light that you managed excellently. My compliments!
Warm regards

Hello John,

Shooting into the sun, the image is so attractive in the gentlest way. Although the sun is directly in the image, the photo and its clarity are absolutely first class. Beautifully dressed trees seem to open themselves up to allow a very stunningly deep space. The perspective, which continues forever into the vanishing point, is another captivating aspect of this photo. The scene is so serene, the spotlessly clear sky completes the intended image for this photograph. The elegance of this image is very memorable.

With my very best and kindest regards,
Have a very pleasant afternoon, John

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  • sevy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2022 W: 320 N: 9] (58)
  • [2012-02-29 5:38]

Hello John,

I am always impressed to see how you succeed to get a strong perspective effect. It is doing the interest of this shot going very far away with the end on the Sun. Even without the grey filter, it is working.


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-03-01 23:31]

Hi John,
nice picture, good captured place and presentation. Fine perspective. Very good photowork.
Have a nice day.

Hi John
This is a very nice photo
It is has excellent composition and contrart
Very good DOF
Best Regards

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2012-03-14 13:56]

Hi John, I always be amazed with these views of europe during the winter. The the many trees without leaves lined till the infinit. It is not a common view here in Brazil, where the places we have tree normaly a not lined like yours.
Great view with the sun shining in the background. Nice colors too.
Best regards

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13682 W: 295 N: 27257] (109441)
  • [2012-03-20 15:12]

hello John,
great the snowy scenery with the lines of the trees to converge to the sun.I like the beauty of the place with the surface of the canal to be so icy.Good presentation.


Le tue splendide geometrie, che accompagnano le , già, splendide foto.
Una voglia di infinito e pace.
La neve ...un "reset" dare un po di fiato a questa veloce vita.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2012-06-05 7:50]

Hi John
The road to the sun! A very accurate point of view. Perspective to succeed.
Friendly regards.

Hello John,
a beautiful and compelling picture. Your point of view is well calculated and the composition excellent. I love the strong perspective of many lines that lead us decisively to the distant depth and the light. The marvellous lighting, mild colours and contrasts as well as the soft textures offer a magnificent feeling of harmony. Brilliant work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-11-01 14:15]

Hi John !!
interesting note......and also interesting that you took the photo straight into the Sun .... to me it looks perfect.
What I also find interesting is the uniformity of the trees........ it is a continuos line.
Good ice surface for skating !!!!
Very nice image.
Have a fantastic week end

Hi John,

Winter is not really my favorite time of year. Anyway. This winter picture is very beautiful. Soft shades of light pink to blue and an excellent composition give this image a very special charm.

Very beautifully captured!

All the best


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3959 W: 2 N: 6634] (32996)
  • [2015-02-05 12:19]

Hello John,
This is beautiful picture of this place. Nice winter scene. Nice view with excellent perspective and depth.I like very much plendid light and wonderful colours.
Very well done

Hello John,
These canal photos have become your trade mark, you bring the best out of the canals in every season.

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