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Railway Station Antwerp IV

Railway Station Antwerp IV
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24390 W: 523 N: 40796] (175552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-05-04 23:01
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I wish every visitor a nice weekend, I hope you like it, a specially year 2012, five Fridays, five Saturdays, five Sundays, we get this every 830 years

My second picture of the railway station, but as interior picture, out a totally other angle
I use a tripod for these picture
These picture has been taken during a visit to Antwerp a Flemish city in Belgium
I looked in my archives and found this picture of the Antwerp Central Station, but with a interior image.
Indeed, a recently renovated hall.
I stood on the stairs to the platform to take the picture.

The Central Station was opened in 1905, designed by L. Delacenserie, replacing a wooden station building. The station belongs according to Newsweek as one of the five most beautiful drives in the world. The ticket hall, platforms, waiting room and cafeteria are still accessible
The Central Station belongs according to Newsweek, a renowned American weekly, the top 5 most beautiful drives in the world. The Antwerp railway cathedral here only to St. Pancras (London), Grand Central (New York) and Chhatrapati Shivaji (Mumbai) .
The renovation of the eclectic Central Station has lasted almost 9 years and was fully completed in 2009. Not only was the station is fully modernized and extended to the high speed line, and the historic main building, both inside and outside fully addressed.

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11/11/2009 14.12:22
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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13685 W: 295 N: 27258] (109453)
  • [2012-05-05 0:52]

Hello John,
nice the interior view of the railway station in Antwerp,with the opposite façade to be capture well.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the image.

Have a good weekend,Danos

Hello John,
The station is majestic, a real palace. Again, the point of view and framing are masterfully chosen. The exposure is excellent. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day

Bonjour, cher ami John,
Félicitations pour cette excellente prise de vue. Nous avons l'impression que l'image est en 3D, les détails ressortent magnifiquement.
Un mot suffira : Superbe !
Excellente journée.

Hello dear John,
Very nice interior capture of this famous Railway Station in Antwerp.
Very good pov and perfect layout. Good light management and nice framing.
Many good and usefull notes as well.
It's an evidence for the fact that 100 years ago arhcitects and citylords had more respect for their metiers. Nowadays a railroad station consists only of stainless steel and plastic ! What a weak phantasy !
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14252 W: 1033 N: 28524] (135700)
  • [2012-05-05 1:18]

Hello John,

Good sharpness, & perspective was been very well managed. Looks more like Imperial Rome than the entrance to a railway station. What an incredible entrance! I like the various stairs & rails all converging on a central platform. Good colour & saturation. Tfs!

Hi John!
Wonderful view the interior of the Railway Station in Antwerp.
I like your Point of View and the crisp sharpness of the image.
Beautiful colours and good contrasts make this photo stand out superbly.
Have a nice weekend

salam ihon
نمایش چشم نواز با منظره جالب وفوق العاده از نماد قدمت معماری کهن با برجستگی بی نظیر
رنگ بندی مناسب با زاویه زیبا و قالب قشنگ .
نمای جذاب با طرحی جالب و قاب عالی
وضوح و نور مناسب
روز خوبی را برای شما و خانواده ارزو میکنم
Mark with an interesting eye-catching scenic views of the old symbol of ancient architecture with unparalleled prominence
Beautiful angle and colors with beautiful form.
View of interesting attractive design and excellent frame
Clarity and good light
I wish a good day for you and your family

Bonjour John
Elle est très belle cette photo. La prise de vue est excellente et l'architecture remarquable.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.

Hi John,
It's very impressive indeed.I like the colours and light in your shot. Beautiful interior, really.
Best regards

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-05-05 2:51]

Hello John, very pleasant indoor picture with excellent pov and perfect control of exposure, the details are perfectly readable both in high light and shadow areas.
You are right, the architecture and construction of the Antwerp railway station are amazing.

Have a nice weekend & ciao


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  • GREGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 117 N: 1113] (7888)
  • [2012-05-05 2:58]

good morning
beautiful architecture of the railway station,
you can see the artistry old constructors
wealth of forms and colors
Good frame,a little too strong sharpening and saturation
for me,
Have a nice day,

Hi John
this an amazing looking building more like a museum and not a train station. Gorgeous architecture and all captured so beautifully by you. A great POV and exequisite light that brings out all the tones and textures so immaculately. Awesome!

Have a great weekend - best wishes Brian.

Ola John ,
Esta estação por dentro é fantástica , tem uns detalhes de arte magníficos , parece uma igreja , bom uso da foto na vertical deu uma boa sensação de altura, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi John!
Wonderful interior details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture of them!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,

Hello John

Superb perspective, detail and light. Great photo.

Best wishes


Hello John,

Very nice capture of this station. The POV is well chosen and the details have outstanding clarity. Very well done.

Best regards


Hi John,
interesting p.o.v. beautiful station, great details and light.

Hi John,

The distance between the two set of steps is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the interior of the railway station. The surrounding light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • golus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 26 N: 276] (2893)
  • [2012-05-05 5:06]

Hello John,

Great perspective, excellent lighting, exquisite details and colors. Surely one of your trademark works. Thanks and best wishes,


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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-05-05 5:22]

Hi John,

This railway station is absolutely amazing place on the map of Antwerp. I was there yesterday and had an opportunity to see the old and new part as well. Both of them are stunning piece of great architecture. Excellent shot! Well done.

Warm regards,

Hello John, very good photo of this interesting building, I like this very interesting image, well framed and with clarity and depth. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.

Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.


hi john,
you have achieved a great amount of detail in this picture and a wonderful depth of field with everything in perfect sharpness. the architecture is beautiful and your picture shows it off superbly well.

Bonjour John,

Cette photo est remarquable au niveau technique. Le cadrage est impeccable et l'éclairage sans faille.Les détails sont d'une grande netteté et la texture de l'image est impressionnante.



ciao John,
complimenti per l'ottimo trattamento dell'immagine e per il POV che esalta la articolata bellezza dell'edificio.
Ottima gestione della luce,

Hello John

Very nice shoot with details.Very good lightning and POV.Also very nice frame.

Have a nice evening

Good evening John,
Never would I have thought this is a RR station, with such a beautiful architecture's.
Great shot indoor's, with the orange tone light through the windows, and it's super 19th century typical design.
Enjoy a nice weekend.

What did you mean 5 sundays every 830 years??

Bom dia John

I like the architecture of this building.Excellent point of view. Perfect exposure.

Cette gare a vraiment une architecture remarquable et tu as réalisé une superbe photo de son intérieur. Cadrage parfait et excellent travail de posttraitement pour équilibrer les lumières. J'aime le contraste entre les tons chauds créés par l'éclairage en arrière plan et les tons plus froids de l'architecture. Du très beau travail!

Hello John,
this is a magnificent presentation of the very impressive Antwerp Railway Station. The exquisite architecture reminds me of grand theatres or museums. There's surely something theatrical and very spectacular in its dimensions, arches, pillars, staircases, intricate architectural patterns. You've captured all the parametres and details that characterize it in an excellent composition with marvellous clarity and light management. I love the vertical framing, the superb sense of space, the delightful colours and contrasts and the atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,

Hello John,
Awesome !!!! what a great captured of this beautiful and lovely interior architecture from fabulous POV with great management of splendid colors,an amazing sharpness, perfect clarity, great DOF too. An amazing tranquality and impeccable atmosphere in this photo. Wonderfully executed. Thanks for sharing. ANEXCELLENT WORK. I'm very impressed of its beauty.
All the best and have a wonderful WE,

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2012-05-05 9:18]

Hello John,

excellent management of light, in this hall station, for give us a contrast and image sharpness exceptional.
Very good work

Hi Dear John
what a beautiful Architecture photo
The colors,clarity and light in this photo are excellent
Best Regards

Hi John,
As far as architecture photography goes this one is extraordinary. Fantastick propotions and you have dealt with the converging verticals perfectly. The photo is sharp and perfectly exposed.Definitely a higher class of photo!

Is this hdr by any chance?



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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2012-05-05 10:11]

Hi John
The architecture is wonderful and your picture is really impressive regarding the quality. A perfect exposure management looking like HDR, we can see all the details, colors, high and low light. Lucky to have such station

Dobro vece.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o staroj stanici sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar trenutak bez ljudi i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom prikazu.
Lepa arhitektura stanice.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece sa lepim secanjem na posetu stanici.
Imajte mirnu noc i dobar vikend.


Goedenavond, meneer.
Zeer interessant en goed artikel over het oude station met een bepaalde gegevens ...
Goede scherpte, het contrast en de weergave van mooie kleuren.
Een goed moment zonder mensen, en compositie, mijn felicitaties op een goed scherm.
Prachtige architectuur van het station.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Gezellige avond met een mooie herinnering aan het bezoek aan het station.
Geniet van een rustige nacht en een goed weekend.
Veel succes.

Good evening, sir.
Very interesting and good article on the old station with a given data ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
A good time without people, and composition, my congratulations on a good display.
Beautiful architecture of the station.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Pleasant evening with a nice memory of the visit to the station.
Have a peaceful night and a good weekend.
Good luck.

Merhaba John
Very nice captured of wonderful architectural buildings with perfect perspective to get very strong sense of 3-Dimensional depth and magnificient light management to get perfect sharpness, finest clarity, superp color quality and impressive details.
Excellent composition and rigorous presentation.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards
Have a nice night

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2012-05-05 17:38]

Hello John,

I remember well your last picture from this place taken on this same occasion - that was a horizontal format but this is a vertical one and the composition, again, is wonderful.

Beautiful colours, perfect exposure and, as always, stunning sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-05-05 17:52]

Hello John,
Another excellent shot of the interior of the railway station.The point of view is gorgeous.Superb lighting and colors.Great sharpness.Very well done.
Have a nice Sunday.

Dag John,
Ik meende dat ik reeds tweemaal eerder een foto van jou van het Antwerps station zag. Vanuit een onverwachte hoek genomen toont deze foto een imposant interieur. En eigenlijk is dit slechts een kleine hoek van het grote imposante gebouw.
Mooi met de trappen langs 4 zijden.
Uiterst vakkundig werk, uitstekende scherpte en mooie sobere kleuren.
Beste groeten, Paul

Hi John,
Very beautiful detail from that impressive building. Nice colors and textures, well seen.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10114 W: 144 N: 25302] (123269)
  • [2012-05-05 23:49]

Hi John, Strange this note about 830 days. I wouldn't think it is so rare. I must check it :). Fantastic architecture of this railway station, looks rather like a baroque Palace. I was in Antwerpen some years ago and I haven't seen it. Probably the works were carried on that time. I know the two of these beautiful railway stations - in New York and Mumbai.
Warm regrads


Greetings, John.
I remember well this very large and imposing railway station. They were still renovating it when I was there, one very cold winter day. Your photo has a very good viewpoint and quality, and surely some excellent removal of distortion. A good exposure and wise choice to use the tripod. You have certainly captured the beauty of the interior and its details here.
I hope you enjoy your Sunday, while mine is nearly finished.

Hello John,

Last year, we were in Antwerp and I was amazed to see such a clean and beautiful railway station. It was a pleasure to be there for 2 hours. I like the way you have captured stairways from all the 4 sides. The architecture, colors and sharpness are unimaginable. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image which brings back memories of this wonderful country.


Hello John,

As a railway station, this building, with its columns and pilasters, gives the impression of a palace!
Your pov uses the converging lines of the railings to funnel the viewers towards the opposite steps and the awaiting, warm entrance.
The good dof allows all the details to be readily available.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13797 W: 0 N: 16043] (169134)
  • [2012-05-06 11:36]


Quelle vue e tiamge usperbe quel rendu sur la pierre quelle maîtrise de lumière sueprbe cpatage et ocmpof antastique.

bravo et amitié


Hello John,

If I did not read the note I thought it was inside a palace, not a train station. I like your presentation with perfect exposure and sharpness. Great job! Congratulations!

All the best,


Le stazione (gare) monumentali del secolo scorso.
Molte diventate musei , o centri commerciali.
Un fascino che permane.
Grande foto con scalinate contrapposte.

Hello John,
nice to see your another photo from this unique Railway station.Admittedly I haven´t been there before,but anyway I venture to say it must be one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world.Back to the photo,I like the POV you´ve chosen here,that enable us admiring all of those impressive architectural details.Quality,like sharpness and clarity as always superb.
Wish You a very good week

The architecture is so intricate and beautiful. I like your pov it provides a good view of the exterior as well as interior of the building. Nicely captured with good details and wonderful colors with good saturation. Well done, tfs.

Hi John,
when I have seen the thumbnail of this photo I have thought that this was the interior of a church, and later I have seen that it is the Railway Station of Antwerp.
Its architecture is incredible, has a great elegance, and in this capture in the interior we can enjoy its beauty and all its details, in an image very sharp, and with a perfectly managed light.
The composition is superb.
Friendly regards,
PS: thank you very much for your words about my 50.000 points, for me still it is an incredible number.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-05-07 15:08]

bonjour mon cher John
Une composition moitié photo moitié peinture.
Un point de vue intéressant sur cette vieille gare aux belles colonnes.
Le fait d'utiliser un tripode aide beaucoup pour réussir ce cadrage.
Sincères amitiés

Hi John
what i enjoy about this one are the brown hand rails and the contrasting black iron underneath it.
and when I scan around the frame, there are many great architectural delights to be explored.
nice shot

Salut John,
J'aime comment tous ces détails sont finement présentés. C'est très net et bien exposé. Très belle photo.

Hello John,
The composition is wonderful. The clarity great and colours fantastic. Well done.
best wishes,

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4036 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-05-08 6:59]

Hi John!
Wonderful details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture of them!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, contrast and clarity composition really wonderful! An image that gives interesting and very nice, and ideal idea. In the words of a teacher of art!
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. Ansel Adams
friendly greetings

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2012-05-08 10:37]

Hi John
i like this rail station old architecture . you took this picture right point. clearness and details great. congratulations.


Hello, John,
Outstanding presentation of the railroad station. I like this frame work... perfect sharpness, fine details of architecture. Good exposure. Yes, tripod is very useful detail here. TFS!
Best wishes from Turkey!

Hi John
looks more like a museum than a railway station !
Nicely shot with excellent quality
Best regards

La composition est belle. Exposition bien faite.
En ce qui concerne

Ciao John,
non posso aggiungere nulla che non sia stato già detto.
Mi chiedevo come si possa avere tanta nitidezza su tutti i piani focali.L'obiettivo? Il tripode?....
Have a nice evening!

WOW John, excellent photo of Railway Station. Your POV is stunning and with great detail to colors and light. Outrageous clarity is just a small part of the striking photo you've presented here today. Perfect in every way!!

TFS.....Your Friend from California......Buddy

Salut John
À première vue, cette image a une bonne profondeur et de la composition.
Fin avec des niveaux d'exposition élevés.
Très bien.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9579 W: 157 N: 15495] (123923)
  • [2012-05-09 6:34]

Witaj John!
Wonderful object, curious architecture.
I like POV and composition.
Excellent colors and light.
Well done.
Best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10497 W: 174 N: 17819] (79135)
  • [2012-05-09 7:41]


I liked this internal view of the building, excellent details of architecture, good light and sharpness, we can see all the beauty of the place. TFS.



Hello John.
This is a wonderful capture of the train station of Antwerp. The indoor ambiance and lovely architecture is well captured in stunning details. This shot has strong visual impact and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

Ciao John,
c'è sempre da imparare dalle tue fotografie, e c'è sempre da gioire per i soggetti che proponi.
Ottimo il POV che ci fa entrare nella scena attraverso la scalinata, eccellente la gestione della luce, perfetti i dettagli ed i colori.
Un caro abbraccio

Hi John,
a splendid architectural photo with spectacular composition and beautiful details, excellent light control and the POV is superb, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

Hi John
A nice interior shot from excellent viewpoint, so pin sharp with splendid details in superb clarity, strong lines and curve that stand out greatly. A Fine structure well taken in good tones, depth, contrast and wonderful ambient. Presence of human elements add a lot of diff. A very fine shot and thks to your keen eyes. Congrats.
Best regards

Wow, I can't imagine that you actually found a time when the station was this devoid of people. The details are so clear. The warm glow of the lights across the stairway add a nice glow.

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-05-10 2:48]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this railway station by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the station with elegant style. Especially, it's impressive in pillars and design. Building with three stories seems to keep the classical feather. The whole is harmonized and balanced by excellent color combination and good arrangement, too.
Have a nice day.

Kind regards,

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-05-10 5:32]

Dag John
Beautifully captured! I like the lead-in you create for the viewer sweeping down the stairs. The angle & the POV for this shot makes this something special, apart from your light management....doesn't look like a Railway station at all!
Best Regards

Hello John,

good detail of this railway station, I like the composition with the stairs, light is also very good, well seen,

Best regards,


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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-05-10 6:57]

Hi John!
Impressive shot of this amazing architecture, the management of the light is superior, I have to visit Antwerp, this train station have to be seen!


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  • aloyho Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1158 W: 68 N: 1693] (6798)
  • [2012-05-10 18:06]

Hi John,
I find this descending and ascending eye flow most effective here as the view on the opposite side deserved close inspection and appreciation. The spotlight is well contained and its illumination greatly enhanced our viewing pleasure of this beautiful facade with all the intricate windows. The variety of spaces here also add to this enjoyment. Great shot indeed!!


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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 906 W: 0 N: 1366] (12641)
  • [2012-05-11 6:09]

john hi,your pic's are always a pleasure to look at,you have a gift for taking photos! this is stunning work,light in this is amazing! tfs! have a great day! dr

Hi John, A wonderful photo of beautiful architecture, you have composed the photo well & chosen a great POV for the viewer, lovely lines & excellent light, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

Hola john..

Excellent use of HDR here! i love the colors, light and the extremely fine high quality & clarity..superb interior shot, well composed and well seen...excellent job! very well done

Best regards..Yiannis

Ciao John, great view of fantastic interior, lovely composition with excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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Ciao Jhon
una gran bella foto, controllo della luce ottimo e grande profondità.
Ci sono molti dettagli molto nitidi, situazione non facile, ma il risultato è veramente splendido.
Buona giornata

Hi John,
wow, this is spectacular interior. I am really impressed. I have seen so many beautiful views of this lovely town but never this place. Excellent photography with a perfect exposition and very well thought through composition. I like the perfectly straight perspective and great sharpness.
It is a real masterwork.

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-05-17 10:36]

Impressive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks!!!! and greetings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello John,
You have given us lots of detail with this very fine shot of the station. I like the different colours and textures of the facade and other structures. Beautifully taken with an HDR-like effect.
Regards, Ann

This is a wonderful capture John. It's beautifully exposed with great clarity, good perspective and a good depth. It's almost of a painterly quality, especially with the lights shining brightly in the background. You've produced many fine images my friend, but for me this is in your top 3.

Hello John!
Beautiful architecture of this station! Very unusual and suggests the style of a sacred monument!
Beautiful grays with yellow, really dramatic visual impact! The perfect shot that leaves no room for them to distort it to other imperfections!
Best regards and good weekend! Nino.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 602 W: 0 N: 868] (6619)
  • [2012-05-18 14:28]

Haarzuiver en perfecte belichting,iets wat altijd moeilijk is in dit soort gebouwen,niet gebouw,nee zeg maar gerust 1 van de fraaiste stations ter wereld!
Hier kunne jullie trots en fier op zijn John.


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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2012-05-19 2:38]

Hi John !!
It is nice to see the support & recognition from all your fans in TE.
This picture is really nice, it looks more like a 5 star hotel. it shows nice soft colours but with a bit of saturation in the hand rails.
An absolute Gem !!
Have a nice week end.
Cheers from Australia

Good sharpness and perspective , congrat.
Have a nice day


Showed a good angle to congratulate my friend

With best wishes.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2012-05-23 5:50]

Excellent viewpoint pefect DOF (excellent depth of the image). I like the combination of artificial with natural light. Very well done John.

Zoals ik al eerder zei, wat hebben ze dat station toch mooi gemaakt en "oud" gehouden, daar kunne ze in Nederland nog wat van leren.......
Fantastisch gemaakte foto met zelfs een stukje voorgrond, een grafisch kunststukje !

Hello John,

as a railway fan I especially like the interior architecture of this old station of Antwerp. Excellent composition and perfect sharpness.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hi dear John
Excellent perspective of the Railway Station Antwerp interior side
Amazing colors and light
Very well framed and done
Have a nice week

Hallo John,
wunderschöne, perfektes Foto, gratuliere!!!
Viele Grüße

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2012-06-09 16:38]

Hello John. Fantastic capture here from the old railway station. I love your perspective choice here including the handrails acting as a eye attractive lead into the frame. I would love to capture this in under and over exposure and process in HDR...thanks for sharing.

Hello John
Impressive quality of this photo, very well detailed and crystal-clear even in the smallest details. Great management of light and great POV. Great job, thank you for sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice sunday ... Marino

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2012-06-12 7:53]

Hi John,

I nerver saw a so beautiful rail station. I really like the inside architecture. Nice point of view and light mangement.

Hello John.
I remember this wonderful railway station, from when visiting the city, but in this fabulous plane looks even more magnificent and impressive, not, as you managed to capture the image without people, only two people at the door, just enough to give us, its fantastic proportions.
Magnificent sharpness, brightness and color. A pleasure.
Have a nice day.
Best regards.

Hallo John,

Hoewel ik misschien maar één keer het
station van buiten heb gezien, wist
ik gelijk dat het om de station van
Antwerpen ging. De foto is wederom
weer heel mooi vastgelegd: het heeft
veel diepte en hoogte (als kijker
waan je er middenin) en is ook heel
mooi belicht.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Ola John

Very nice interior photo, Good light management and nice framing.


this shot is not only a shot ,it is a valuable
photo with an excellent exposure
many good and useful notes as well
excellent chosen point of view
with a fantastic valuable entrance

Hello John,

perfect picture, no needs of words. The longer I look, the more details I see in the perfect composition.


Hi John,

A very beautiful image. I always wanted to see Antwerp, thanks for showing a perfect piece. I liked the clarity, depth and perspective, also the colors (the yellow centre) and the non monotoniuos surroinding make it both warm and still impressive,



This is a stunning photo. The detail and the colors are great. Most wouldn't think to photograph this place from this view but you have captured it in the best way possible. Well done.

Hi John,
I recently responded to a upload of Malgorzata from the same place. Her picture looked completely different from yours but - again there were hardly any or even no poeple at all included. How can you manage this?Isn't it very unusual for a beautiful traffickplace like this in a big city?

Your shot shows a gret sense of depth with plenty of detail. Like it.

Hello John,

Very sharp image of the interiors of the railway station.perfect sharpness and clarity and good light management.Very well captured.


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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2012-11-05 14:08]

Hi John,

What a gorgeous station, looks more like a cathedral. Fantastic point of view with the handrails as a lead in from just about every direction, I really like the lines that this composition presents. The columns and arches make for strong shapes and the absence of people is incredible, how did you accomplish that feat again? Love it!

Great image!


Hi John,

Love this photo- very difficult to capture a POV where the continuous hustle & bustle of this busy station doesn't show and here it does transmit a sense of old grandeur and peace. TFS, Alex

Hello John, a very beautiful picture of the historical Antwerp Central Station!Great sharpness and clarity of colors, excellent light and great representation of all the unique architectural details!

Hi John,

What a wonderful photo of this railway station the architecture is sensational I love it.
The details & different styles of brickwork are amazing & all those columns - a few different styles involved here.
Excellent content POV & Clarity.

Kindest regards,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3963 W: 2 N: 6648] (33048)
  • [2013-08-29 11:21]

Hello John,
It was a pleasure to be there for hour. Place is great. Your magnificent presentation is very good. Nice composition and colors. I am really impressed.
Very well done.

Hi John,

a very talented photographer with a first-class equipment has captured again a first-class image!

Everything about this picture is perfect!

Have a nice day


Hello John,
Beautiful architecture recorded with lively colors and deep texture. Very skillfully rendered!

Hello John! Perfect job. Superb shot. Ideal quality. Fantastic colours, brightness and sharpness. Original frame. Splendid effect. Congratulations. Regards!

Hi John
This photo from inside the old Antwerpen station is indeed a fine documentation. Stations make a special category in architecture, I think...perhaps related with airports.
Your photo gives us a brilliant vue inside this posh and cathedral-like comstruction with a very logistic function.
So many nice details and exelent light and POV.
Cheers Frank

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