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Sala Bassana A-XI

Sala Bassana A-XI
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24614 W: 523 N: 41315] (177552)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-27
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, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-05-24 22:48
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Points: 206
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I wish every visitor a very nice Pentecost weekend.

These picture has been taken early in the morning along the canal a place with a great history but also during WAR II a battle between Belgian and German soldiers.
Beside these place find you the old building now a good restaurant with a small port for small boats.
A lot visitors make a trip with the bike here in these lovely area.

Far in the past, there was even a castle in Raverschoot. From this fortress, there are no leftovers to be found. She was burned to the ground and destroyed in revenge for the residents, the Erembalders. In the years before the famine, they formed a new power group within the county, they were even appointed Viscounts of Bruges, while she's a slutty sex heard. They were not of noble birth, but their power and wealth they closed or marriages with noble families and eventually had great control over the chancellery of Bruges and the Counts domains. But since they were not nobility, led at that time for an imbalance between nobility, church and the cities. Charles the Good, realized that if they are nationals serving would be, there are many misunderstandings would disappear. They refused, were eager for revenge and in their fury they would on March 2, 1127 Charles the Good have slain in Bruges. On 7 March, the power of the Erembalders broken, the leaders of the family were lynched and their possessions were divided among the barons of the House of Alsace, who then got the control over the county.

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  • YNO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 83 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2012-05-24 23:01]

COOk guzel!yansimalar guzel bir manzara olusturmus,PIT;saygilar

Bonjour John
La brume matinale donne un air mystérieux au paysage. L'image est profonde et le bâteau très net ajoute une note de couleur.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-05-24 23:13]

Hi John,

Beautiful and so moody image of this great morning view. Perfectly seen and executed work as always. Bravo!


Dobrojutro, gospodine.
Lepo mesto i trenutak ujutru ...
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo mesto za setnju i ribolov.
Imajte lepe dane za odmor, kod nas danima pada kisa.
Sve najbolje za vikend.


Goedemorgen, meneer.
Mooie plaats en tijd in de ochtend ...
Goede tekst met de gegeven data, en de geschiedenis ...
Een goed moment opname, scherpte, contrast, perspectief en mooie kleuren.
Goed werk en samenstelling, mijn complimenten voor de vastgelegde moment.
Een goed artikel met informatie over de toegepaste techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Mooie plek om te wandelen en vissen.
Heb mooie dag om te ontspannen in onze dagen het regent.
Al het beste voor het weekend.
Veel succes.

Good morning, sir.
Nice place and time in the morning ...
Good text with the given data, and history ...
A good moment shot, sharpness, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
A good article with information on the applied technique and elements of the image.
Nice place for hiking and fishing.
Have nice day to relax, in our days it rains.
All the best for the weekend.
Good luck.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2012-05-24 23:24]

Hello John! Amazing landscape photography, beautiful place! Excellent POV, framing and composition, amazing fog! Faultlessly light management, wonderful colours of plan with boat 'sala bassana' and canal ! Beautiful calm atmosphere! Congratulations!

Il calore ed i freddi repentini.
La primavera, con gli sbalzi di temperatura crea questa dolce foschia, riportata nella solita perfetta cornice delle tue immagini.

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  • rmajum Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 113 W: 22 N: 251] (1207)
  • [2012-05-24 23:45]

Hello John,
Beautiful morning mist, row of trees and reflection, perfectly composed in your signature style. The red boat is a good addition.Soft light managed well and sharpness adequate.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2012-05-25 0:12]

Good morning John,
very nice this Spring scenery that looks like as an Autumn one.I like the creative perspective with the heavy morning haze to creates this excellent environment.
The moored boat completes pleasantry the whole image.

Have a good day,Danos

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 887 W: 76 N: 2602] (12141)
  • [2012-05-25 0:19]

A great misty canal photo John.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 416 N: 6630] (26836)
  • [2012-05-25 0:21]

Hello John,

A very interesting note you have given us about this interesting place with lots of history and a very fine early morning photograph too!

I love the peacefulness of this place as the mist still clings to the face of the water. The composition is excellent with the edge of the canal leading the eye from bottom left, past the boat and into the distance. Beautiful reflections of the trees on the water and lovely soft and subtle colours.

Perfect exposure, fine colours and stunning sharpness.


Kind Regards,


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2012-05-25 0:32]

Hi John. A serene scene, the stillness is almost palpable. Exceptional technical skills are evident in this shot where the light is controlled so well and the perspective is excellent as usual. Have a relaxing weekend. Klaudio.

Ciao John,
la foschia del mattino in corrispondenza del canale rende molto suggestiva l'immagine.
Sembra un posto tranquillo, silenzioso dove trovare un po' di relax e poi mangiare qualche cosa di buono nel ristorante vicino e per concludere una passeggiata.
Buon w.e.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11903 W: 126 N: 21532] (110323)
  • [2012-05-25 1:36]

Salut John,ces canals sont comme le pain pour un photographe comme toi,tu sais toujours comme les exploiter au mieux pour nous donner des images excellentes,un nouveru travail de grande classe! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Caio John,
The point of view is fantastic and your dreamy capture is perfect. The white balance is just right and colors couldn't be better. Congratulations for your beautiful capture, well done!

Hi John
Very beautiful foggy landscapes shot
The Fog create a dream landscape
It has a very good composition,clarity and light
Have a nice day

Hi John
a real sense of calm here in this wonderful composition. The perspective and the mystery of what lies in the fading distance is compelling and irresistable. Superb execution and an entrancing presentation. Bravo!

Have a great weekend - Brian.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2012-05-25 4:23]

Another masterpiece from your "workshop" John. I like this hazy morning mood photo. You have captured here few very interesting elements; the channel leading through the frame lost in haze; - the excellent reflections in the water also disapearing in the haze; - the well placed trees along the channel on the left side; - and the very important element (IMO the most important) the boat in the FG. Excellent work IMO.

Bonjour John,

Cette légère brume qui recouvre le canal donne une atmosphère étrange et calme. Le bateau pointe vers l'horizon qui se rétrécit à vue d'oeil entre les rangées d'arbres.



Ola John ,
Uma bela foto neste dia de nevoeiro , gostei dos reflexos das árvores ao longo do canal , bom primeiro plano com este barco , bonitos os seus detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Bom fim de semana

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2012-05-25 5:46]

Hello John,

Fantastic linear perspective & vanishing point with wonderful symmetrical reflections & good sharpness. The boat at left adds a nice focal point. The fog provides mood and atmosphere. Nice repetition & graphism of the dark gaunt trees. Have a nice weekend!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2012-05-25 6:04]


merveilleuse iamge et compo dans la brume quelle vue,avec ces relfets et le fond qui se perd dans cett ambiance fantastiqud ompo et iamge superbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2012-05-25 7:37]

Salut John,
Merveilleuse atmosphère matinal et excellente perspective avec le canal qui se perd au loin dans la brume. Le bateau bien placé dans la composition ajoute de l'intérêt à la scène. Les reflets sont superbes.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de semaine,

Hello John,
The fog adds to the calm and charm of this typical landscape. Nothing disturbs the tranquility of the place. The composition and image quality are outstanding. Bravo.
Have a nice day

Good evening John,
Each of your many canals photo's looks a bit different: the fog and mist convey a mysterious view, emerald tone on water and red color boat are in fine contrast.
Lovely early morning scene.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-05-25 9:01]

25/05/2012 N°20
Bonjour mon ami
Voici une scène différente avec la brume qui me rappelle mes balades hivernales au bord du canal d'Orléans.
La péniche est parfaitement cadrée en point fort.
Il n'y a plus qu'à monter dedans pour suivre le cours vers l'inconnu.
Sincères amitiés

سلام جان
منظره زیبا با هوای مه گرفته و انتظار قایق
محیطی" با ارامش دلپذیر
انعکاس درختان در اب رودخانه
قاب قشنگ با وضوح و نوردهی مناسب
روز خوش
Beautiful landscape with boats waiting for the weather in May and
Environment "with calm pleasant
Trees reflected in river water
Beautifully framed with clarity and proper lighting
Good day

Hi John,
great atmosphere, the composition is superb, I like the reflection and the mysterious lights, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

Hello John, very good photo of this charming beautiful canal view, very nice picture, crisp, deep, with good light and beautiful color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards.


Hi John!
An interesting point of view, showing the canal and its surroundings. Beautiful colors and the mist gives the unique atmosphere of photography.
Have a nice Saturday

Hi dear John

I admire that your posting is always fantastic and also poetic. Another great shot! So impressive and so significant. Fog makes good roles.
Thanks for your sharng with nice job and have a good weekend!
Best regrads,

Takero from Morioka, north erea

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2012-05-25 19:27]

Hello John,
Great shot of that beautiful canal.The fog creates a nice peaceful atmosphere.I like the inclusion of that boat on the left.Superb composition.Very well done.

la brume donne une atmosphère particulière à la scène que tu as parfaitement su rendre dans cette excellente photo;

Hi John. Fog has mostly atmospheric. This is so even in your beautiful photo. Light and colors give the picture life and atmosphere. I like the photo very much. Rgds, Wolfgang.

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  • ybx Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 53] (251)
  • [2012-05-26 0:49]

Hello John,
a special atmosphere in this image, very well taken and care, with pleasant pastel colors.
The morning fog has given a touch of the mystical and mysterious that goes well with the interesting historical notes.

Have a nice weekend & ciao


Bonjour John
Une photo qui dégage une belle ambiance mélangée de mystère et de nostalgie. La brume matinale crée un environnement diffus très intéressant.
Bonne journée

Hi John,
nice foggy athmosphere, i like the baot in fg. good d.o.f. and colors.

Hi John,
Very fine atmosphere along the canal. I like the elements and the colors, well composed scene.
Enjoy the weekend.


Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The length of the canal is giving depth to the scene. The point od view is showing the details and colors of the boat. The fog has a speciial effect on the colors has a mood effect on the scenery. Have a nice day.


Hi John
sometimes a nice foggy shot like this can really produce a splendid atmosphere.
and its all natural.
I'm very glad you took this photo during this time.
well done.

Bonsoir, cher ami John,
Difficile de ne pas tomber sous le charme de cette composition.
Tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour nous offrir une excellente prise de vue.
Il est vrai que nous avons un photographe talentueux.


Good angle and composition of the lake

Congratulations and best wishes.

Hello John

The mist creates a great mystical atmosphere in this shot. A wonderful composition with the boat well placed in the foreground. A kind of tranquil and peaceful atmosphere too. Very nice work:) TFS. Enjoy your weekend.

Best regards, Erling

Love the effect of the early morning fog, I wish we have foggy conditions in Las Vegas but the air too dry for that. Great pov and dof with nice details. Thanks for the wonderful information. Very well done, tfs.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2012-05-26 23:03]

Hi John
I love this kind of weather is very foggy and misty. this photo with very good depth. you manage light very successfully. congratulations.
I wish a good Sunday.

Salut Jean.
Enregistré dans la convention d'affichage belle, excellente composition avec des couleurs Hmnshyny amende.
J'aime cette plongée au smog.
Très très beau.
En ce qui concerne

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  • Nard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 5 N: 971] (6972)
  • [2012-05-27 2:50]

Hi John
Nice mood with the low light and the mist on the water. A beautiful perspective wich seems driving the boat somewhere in the mystery.

Ciao John, fascinating misty composition with beautiful reflections, splendid light, wonderful soft colors and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi John,
Nice scenery,very peaceful atmosphere.Very good reflections in the water, nice details. The note is interesting and informative.
Best regards

Hello John,
beautiful morning shot with frequently occuring at this time of the day fog.And it creates here kind of "gloomy",but still very pleasant atmosphere.I like also how the fog let to vanish the horizon.Very atmospheric composition John!
Have a nice sunday

Hi John

Thank you for your help. Good view of the extremely

attractive combination of foggy air

Congratulations and best wishes

Hello John,
Nice morning mist functions like a filter in this shot making it mystic and more interesting.Great colours,reflections an perspective.The shot wouldn't be as good without the boat in FG.Very well done and best regards.

Dag John,
Er heerst hier een totaal andere sfeer dan op je vorige foto maar ik vind deze ook heel mooi. De foto werd in april genomen maar het lijkt toch herfst ! De mist is duidelijk aanwezig en zorgt voor een rustig gevoel dat goed in beeld te vangen is. Het stilliggende bootje als vertrekpunt leidt ons het beeld in terwijl de zachte mist het kanaal en de weglopende bomen laat vervagen in het verre niets. De spiegelingen van de bomen in het kalme water werken hier fraai mee. Dit is hier het bewijs dat de mist ook wel mooie plaatjes kan opleveren.

Hello John,

nice foggy atmosphere you present here. The boat is posiitioned perfectly on the left and the viewer can follow the canal path. Well done. Best regards, F.

P. S.: I posted a color version of the Kobe picture in my WS.

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2012-05-28 4:12]

Hello John,
you captured very well the misty morning atmosphere,
I like the chosen POV and the perspective,
the inclusion of the boat in FG balances well the composition,
thanks for sharing,

Hello John,
A scene as if from a "fairy tale" book !
Perfect light and perfect compo. Great impression.
Again many interesting notes makes it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards

Nice muted colours through the fog. I like how the trees, the canal, the reflection and the banks all gradually disappear into the density of the fog. Nicely done.

Dear John,

Another Flemish masterpiece. The foreground ins sharp, the background disappears into the fog. How appropriate, with a historic note, through the mists of time. I have been very very busy lately. I realize I must retire from retirement in order to relax.

Warmest regards,


Hi John,
the cold winter atmosphere on the canal is very interesting, now that we start feeling the heat of the spring end.
I like the mysterious effect of the fog on this nice landscape, which does not prevent from enjoying the perspective of the canal, and the boat in foreground, in a very beautiful composition.
Friendly regards,

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2012-05-28 10:42]

Hallo John!
You caught a beautiful and nearly a bit mystic atmosphere here! The mirroring of the still naked trees in the water is an additional attraction in the photo. The earlxy bird catches the worm ... that's right as one can see here!
That you for the interesting comment which makes your contribution perfect.
Greetings from warm and sunny Westphalia!

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  • golus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 26 N: 276] (2893)
  • [2012-05-28 10:56]

Hello John,

A great scenery captured when the early morning mist still exists and dominates the entire picture adding a mysterious mood to the shot. Your technical excellency is prominent as usual with the exquisite depth, superb sharpness and lovely colors. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice evening.


Hi John
This is another quality shot, I can feel the coolness and tranquility of this canal scene. It looks like a very acomplished dreamy image with the diffused light. The composition is spot on with lonely red boat and hints of background revealed through the mist and reflections. It makes the stillness almost a timeless but really love the way you have brought it all together. Nice piece of work, atmospheric and beautiful dreamy shot, impressionistic landscape and mood. Really good work, it is different and full of meaning. Well done
Warm regards

Good Morning John,

Canals and rivers take on a mysterious character when they are shrouded with mist. Although the f/g is realively clear, with details that we can recognise, the distance advances to infinity; our imaginations can take over!
Your shot is very well composed, the boat strongly positioned and with converging lines that lead to a strong disappearing point.
The trees, and their reflections, help to produce that sense of perspective and, also, add to the mood of disappearing into infinity.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2012-05-29 6:19]

Witaj John!
The fog add savor of photo.
Good composition and colors.
Photo has climate.
Nice afternoon

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-05-29 6:51]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this this canal and surrounding nature by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the misty canal of early morning and the row of trees standing on both side of canal. It draws out a mysterious atmosphere. It's arranged for a small ship who is at anchor to the canal. And, the reflection projected to the canal gives special good effect in this image.
Have a nice day.

Kind regards,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2012-05-29 7:15]


this time a different view of the canals with a boat in the middle of the fog, what created a nice mood. good details.



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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-05-29 8:12]

Ciao John,
I see that is a shot made ​​in late April when spring should come, the atmosphere is nice but with the winter haze and humidity that are obvious, excellent POV and exposure perfect as always...

Hello John,
a lovely view, smooth and mysterious as the first daylight finds the canal covered with thick fog. I like very much the deep view through the fog, the superb long perspective, the dim colours, the rows of elegant trees on either side of the canal, the mystical and mesmerizing reflections. The brightness and clarity of the boat anchors and vivifies the wonderful, grey, calm atmosphere. The dim light is managed excellently. Well done and thank you!
All the best,

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2012-05-29 12:21]

merhaba John,
Reflections from the very beautiful and mysterious image.
an excellent perspective and great image.
tebrikler, selamlar


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-05-29 21:00]

Dag John
A beautiful picture where the mist plays a very fine role in creating a dreamy atmosphere. The red boat in the BG anchors the shot well. The perspective down the canal melts into the BG which is beautiful. Well done!
Best Regards

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-05-29 23:34]

Hi John,
nice view. Good shot during the misty weather. Fine POV, good composition. Also I like the peaceful atmosphere. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.

The lush, romantic picture misty canal and boats on the canal , until it feels the cold and damp morning. Delicate colors and perfect quality photographs.Yours

Namaskar John,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture of Nature. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Excellent shot. Nice POV. TFS.
Nilotpal Patra.

Hello John,

Congratulation for this beautiful picture with foggy atmosphere and beautiful reflections of the trees. Good composition and realization!

Best regards,


Hi John,

What an atmosphere. Very good composition and colors. Superb is reflection in water in foggy day.

Have a nice evening


Hello John.
Fascinating image is an aura of mystery with this thick fog, the image is very beautiful with a view of the canal bordered by trees and that fades into the distance, superb reflexes that add beauty to the image. Well done.
Have a nice day.
Best regards.

Hello John,

A nice misty atmosphere with the rows of trees on both sides vanishing at the other end. The reflections are very clear and create a very tranquil mood. The inclusion of the boat is a bonus. Very high quality image with beautiful colors.


Hi John,
Interesting photogenic result between reflections on water and fog, well captured, good depth effect with the perspective of the canal.

Ciao John,
Hai pulito il sensore? :)) Complimenti, ancora una volta un'immagine favolosa che riunisce la bellezza del paesaggio, la perfetta composizione, i magnifici riflessi, la qualità perfetta e l'eleganza della scena! Un caro saluto.

Hello John!
Beautiful place!
Very attractive picture!
Special regards to the management of light, chosen pov and composition with those reflections!
Capturing the mood with that mist was a great idea and the visual results are quite impressive!
TFS - congrats,

Olá John,

Tranquillity. Very nice photo.
Wonderful composition, with depth of field.


Hi dear John
Amazing fog effect in this excellent picture.
I like your POV, the reflections and how you framed the boat
Have a nice weekend

Hi John,
great use of the fog to create amazing melancholic effect. I like the perfect reflection which results in a pleasant symmetry. The boat adds some interest in the foreground. Very well seen and captured,

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2652 W: 0 N: 3107] (20978)
  • [2012-06-03 8:21]

Hello John
Most drivers hate fog while photographers benefit of the romantic zest it adds to a picture.
I imagine the british royal yatch slowly sailing on this canal for Queen Elizabet's current celebrations!
Much-appealing spring tableau!

Hello John,

very fine early morning picture with a perfect composition, very good sharpness and really much atmosphere. I like the view very much.Very good fotojob.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Hello John,
amazingly beautiful pictutesque image with the fog. Fantastic captured inte morning with fantastic POV and DOF as well. Marvellous colors, sharpness, clarity, exposure. Great light management. Awesome. Love it. Bravo!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

Hello John,
Calm canals in the morning mist, a typical wiev from the central Europe. Nice perspective.
Well done,

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2012-06-07 23:12]

Hello John,

You don't need blue sky or beautiful sunset to make a good photo, that take lot of skill, even on a foggy day like this you captured such wonderful image. I love the misty atmosphere, beuatiful reflection of the row of trees in the peaceful and cold morning.

So pure and so natural.


I know you don't like B&W images John, but with the mist and the solitary boat on the canal I think this lends itself to a perfect montone shot. Having said that it is a lovely shot as it is, a wonderful moody atmosphere my friend.

ciao John,
la foschia che avvolge la scena regala una magica atmosfera alla composizione.
Perfetto inserimento dell'imbarcazione a margine,

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-06-10 4:15]

Hello John,
I like the melancholic mood of this image a lot, and the moody colors are also very fascinating. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. But most of all I like the wonderful reflections and the little boat which is an important part of the composition. My compliments!
Warm regards

Hello John

So unique atmsophere with perfect details.Great shoot of this taxi boat.Great POV of this landscape.Very well done!

Have a nice week

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 0 N: 1489] (13151)
  • [2012-06-14 1:59]

oh yes i love the mood of this.hi john,this is a magic shot,love it all!great POV,and that lite light! tfs! dr

Mist always works for a nice atmosphere, like here.
With the boat a begin to an "endless" photo.....

Hello, John!
Misty pictures always attract my attention. They create an atmosphere of mystery and uncertainty, and set up a philosophical mood. This picture beautifully conveys the atmosphere of the gathering fog, and bright colors of boat highlight misty perspective. An additional charm to the whole picture gives the reflection disappears in the fog.
Good luck.

Dag John,
Was dit een voorbode voor wat in de zomer komen zou ?
De foto is zeker geslaagd natuurlijk. Ochtendmist die optrekt, heeft zijn charme. Maar wanneer het triestige weer aanhoudt, wordt het wel erg.
Je hoeft blijkbaar niet veel licht te hebben om toch prachtige weerspiegelingen te tonen.
De uiterst rustige sfeer wordt excellent weergegeven met een vraagteken voor wat er zich verder na de bocht bevindt.
Vele groeten, Paul

This photo is so beautiful with the fog hanging around this canal, showing superb clarity, colors and light management. Reflections off the water is eye popping, so gorgeously presented, great POV John!!

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

Hello, John,
Why I love Trekearth? I can "Learning about the world through the photography" thanks for your this lesson. Very interesting historical note and excellent foggy composition. Perfect exposure!
Have a great sunday!

Outstanding exposure with a fantastic misty composition

Simply great, congratulations

Hi John

Thought I had posted a comment on this photograph before, but it seems to have got lost.

You have captured a timelss moment, full of muted colour and soft focus. The framing and off-centre perspective are perfect, while the brighter reds & white of the boat in the left foreground offer a counterpoint to the overall effect. In addition, your accompanying notes offer a fascinating history of this part of the world. Thankyou


Neil Lewis

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4190 W: 2 N: 7159] (35044)
  • [2013-09-07 12:06]

Hello John,
Great mystical atmosphere in this shot, excellent reflections in the water. Beautiful morning mist. Nice composition

Hi John,
What a beautiful combination of reflections, perspective, lonely boat and fog! Exquisite scenery rendered with impeccable style!

Hello John! Mysterious mist, dangerous haze. Superb point of view and perspective, long perspective. Excellent horizontal composition. Good natural colours. Good contrast. Regards!

Hello John
A new found in your treasure box.
The mist over the canal is very appealing to me, and I feel a desire to sit in the boat, start the engine and sail into the fog banks. The mood is wonderful and the true, douce colors are a pleasure looking at... it's almost like medicine :)
thank you John. Cheers and have a fine day

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