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Lake Sijsele M-II

Lake  Sijsele M-II
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-08
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2013 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-10 23:46
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Thanks for viewing

These picture has been taken during a visit to these lovely area.
This is the Lake of the "Meiboom" fishing club to Sijsele on 6 km of Bruges
These nice lake is made through sand winning for car route E40 between Ostend and Brussels 40 year ago.
In totally are two nice places, where every week during the fishing season become competitions or simple a afternoon fishing with the family.
I feel me excellent on these place, but I am no fisherman, alone my camera looking to birds or other lovely images.
On these club can drinking a cup of coffee or maybe a beer.
I hope that you enjoy of these quiet place.

My own new site February 2013

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Hallo John,
In dit winters decor wordt het meer prachtig weergegeven. Er schijnt een mooi licht dat aan de andere oever voor warme tinten zorgt die sterk opvallen tegenover het helderblauw van de lucht.
Het kalme water geeft zowat perfecte weerspiegelingen.
Met de vele takken op de voorgrond zorg je voor een heel goede inkadering.
Blijkbaar had jij vorige vrijdag veel beter weer dan wij hier in Brabant.
Vele groeten, Paul

Bonjour John
Une superbe photo d'un endroit magique qui pourrait inspirer les peintres.
Bravo et bonne journée.

Hi John,
beautiful landscape, i like reflections and the sunlight hitting the trees in the center of the picture.
good work.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91054)
  • [2013-03-11 0:28]

Hello John ,
Un superbe cliché . Et pourtant pas si facile à réaliser , car il n'y a pas ici de gros point fort . PAr contre , la ilhouette des arbres nus as magnifique , de même que le contraste entre le premier plan dasn l'ombre et l'arrière plan éclairé. TRès beau ciel et jolis reflets .

Une magnifique photo de paysage, composée de la plus belle des façons. La lumière est superbe, en particulier celle qui éclaire la rangée d'arbres. Très beau!

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o jezeru sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na jezero i trenutak sa svetlom sunca ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Lepa priroda.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.

Good day, sir.
Good article on the lake with a given data ...
Nice view of the lake and the moment the light of the sun ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Nice place to rest and fishing.
Beautiful nature.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
Good luck.

Good Morning John,

The f/g trees are very important in this beautiful, early spring shot, giving a natural frame, anchoring the f/g and contrasting so very well with the sunlit b/g.
Lovely composition.
The trees and their reflections are a real eye-catcher.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Welcome John!
In Poland, two days winter: (And here you can see almost spring weather. Good POV and composition, nicely framed photo, good sharpness, beautiful colors and light. Very well done.
I cordially greet

Hello John,
I enjoy it,a lot!The quiet,tranquil atmosphere you were able to convey here is as much unique as the beauty of this landscape.You captured it nicely with a lot of branches around and so lovely,warm and soft light making the whole scene even more pleasant to us.Beautiful color scheme of the scene and good contrast.Looks like a marvelous place to relax.

Have a nice day

Hello John,
Beautiful landscape with nice contrast of colors,fantastic sky and splendid reflections.A real mirror!I like it!
Best regards.

Hello John. Another beautiful photo in the early spring. Very nice colors, light and atmosphere. Overall, a great shot. In my home, winter is unfortunately returned.
Rgds, Wolfgang.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2013-03-11 3:28]

Bonjour John

A marvellous landscape that would also make a nice painting. Good sharpness (maybe even a little too sharp?) with superb reflections in the fg. Nice repetition of the rows of trees and a superb warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and yellow red bg. Tfs!

Hello John,
A most attractive winter scene that owes much to the beautiful clear light. I like the point of view and the framing offered by the trees, which mirror those on the far side of the lake. Superb presentation with first class colours and clarity. I like it very much.

Hellp John,

A very quiet place indeed. I like the reflections and the light in this composition of very good quality. The sky adds to the image and the space between the trees at the front gives deepness.

Best regards


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2013-03-11 4:17]

Hi John.You have conveyed the beauty of this place through your composition, delicate shapes of trees (plus their reflections) and of course the lovely light and beautiful colours. Best wishes. Klaudio.

Hi John,

The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The wideness of the lake is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the trees. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour, cher ami John,
Un avant-goût de printemps avec cette superbe lumière et ce ciel pommelé.
Le cadrage est fort réussi. Un réel plaisir à contempler.
Très bonne journée.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9879 W: 157 N: 16092] (126587)
  • [2013-03-11 5:37]

Witaj John!
Wonderful landscape.
Excellent composition and POV.
I like colours and light.
Photo has climate.
Well done.
Have a nice afternoon

Bonjour John,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le point de vue entre les arbustes est remarquable et semble s'ouvrir au loin à l'endroit ou les rayons du soleil touchent terre. Le ciel est remarquable.



Hi John
lovely winter shot this and proof that the sun does sometimes shine. Love the framework of bare branches and the inviting glimpse of the lake and its beuatiful reflections. An attractive idyllic place captured perfectly.

Enjoy a good week - Brian.

Hello John,
Excellent job from this lake. Top use of the foreground details, good placement of all details. Very moody, good use of the format. That light coming over the trees background is so perfect.
Have a nice evening,

Ciao John
le tue foto mi piacciono perchè sempre imperniate sulla bellezza della natura che sai riprendere in maniera ottimale, sia che si tratti di un lago, come di un fiume o di un campo.
Nelle tue foto c'è sempre grande luminosità, ottime composizioni, grande nitidezza e colori equilibrati.
Non fa eccezione questa che proponi oggi che avvalendosi della bellezza del lago, propone un ottimo soggetto accarezzato da una luce molto calda.
Ti rinnovo i miei complimenti e ti auguro un buon inizio di settimana

Hello John,
Outstanding photograph of lake, outstanding sharpness and details, good composition, outstanding background and lighting.

Beautiful landscape, reflection of trees in water, lush and very beautiful.
Good resolution with an awesome view of the blue sky
Best wishes to you

Hello John

Lovely area indeed. Excellent framing and a very nice light that really brings out the best of colours. Nice effect of the reflections in the calm water. Great work:) TFS. Have a nice week.

Best regards, Erling

Hello John
Calm and peaceful, with a lovely light on the far line of trees. Well framed with bushes and branches.

Hello John, a charming scene in this beautiful place, nicely captured with great POV, excellent and beautiful in this picture. A magnified image with very good sharpness, depth, light and color. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this great work.

Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1839 W: 417 N: 6650] (26902)
  • [2013-03-11 14:40]

Hello John,

This is an idyllic view with all the features suggetsing the beginning of Spring - gl;orious warm light, calm waters, beautiful sky and lovely reflections.

The colours and light are beautiful, your composition excellent with fine framing from the trees and with excellent details and sharpness.


Kind Regards,


Hello John,
a wonderful composition with great depth and a most intriguing and agreeable framing of the distant view by intricate and elegant patterns belonging to the foreground. The opposite shore looks splendid in the warm bright light that makes it stand out in the landscape. I love the dynamism of the sky, the subtlety of the reflections, the striking chromatic contrasts and the varying hues on the naked trees. A captivating play of natural patterns. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,

Ciao John
mi poiace questa composizione, con i rami degli alberi che circondano la foto, bella la luce centrale, che mette in risalto la fila di alberi con il bellissimo riflesso.

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2013-03-11 18:34]

Hello John,
Very nice composition.I like your point of view with all the branches framing the foreground.Superb background with all the trees reflected in the water.Very well done.

Hello John,
I do not find many words to write about your captures, its always so so nice that I loose my words.
Nice reflections, beautiful sunrays on the trees. Excellent DOF and POV.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-03-12 0:28]

Hi John,
nice view of lake. Good composition, pleasant delicacy colours. Also fine reflections. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.

MErhaba John.
çok çok güzel bir manzara
etkileyici yansıma
bulutlar ve mavi renk
harika bir kompozisyon ve sunum


hi John,
Beautifully rich colours and amazing light combine perfectly here to make a postcard shot. I love your framing using teh branches of the trees, really well done.
All the best

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2013-03-12 8:14]


quelle beauté et image quelle belle végétation dans ce cadrage ces arbres et buissons, ces branches avec les reflet en fond l'éclairage sur ce groupe d'arbre une splendeur.
Bravo et amitié


Maestro Johm,
Kaç numara fırça ile yaptın ağaçları?
Ortadaki ağaçları renklendirirken hangi boyaları karıştırdın!
Paletindeki mavi'leri nereden aldın!
Usta,seni tebrik ediyorum.
Sağlıklı günler.

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2013-03-12 11:43]

Hello Mr.Maenhout,
Absoulutely incredible picture as i saw...More special and eye catching framing too.
Take care of you,


Hello John
Oh well fishing is boring anyway, so you are well equipped with your camera.
Lovely scene with the trees still bare from winter but the light has already a distinctive spring feeling to it. Topped by a gorgeous sky this looks like a pleasant place for a sunday stroll.
have a good evening

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  • TekAli Gold Star Critiquer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 2] (1361)
  • [2013-03-12 12:32]

Nefis bir doğa manzarası olmuş,netlik ve tonlama gayet başarılı tebrik ederim jhm.

Dag John,
Je hebt weer de juiste plek gevonden om een prachtig landschap te fotograferen. Mooie compositie met geweldige winterkleuren om zo het Vlaamse land in beeld te brengen. Je zou er een tafereel van kunnen maken zonder al te veel moeite. Ik vind het mooi hoe je de takkenstructuur van de bomen kunt zien in deze tijd van het jaar. Door de fraaie reflecties en de wat dramatische lucht is hier veel te genieten. De kleuren zijn zoals altijd natuurlijk en mooi en je hebt een goed standpunt gekozen, zodat je het nodige van de voorgrond in beeld kreeg. Het natuurlijke kader met de bomen op de voorgrond vind ik zeer geslaagd. Ook hier een mooie diepte in de foto waarbij je oog verder naar achter wordt getrokken. Een prachtige poetische foto met heel veel sfeer. Mooi werk weer, John.
Vele groeten,

Hi John, bonjour,
Beautiful landscape nicely presented and composed with nice tone of colors and light,
beautiful reflection on a calm water with an excellent point of view,
all my compliments

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2013-03-13 4:36]

Salut John,une belle journee' ensoleilee' pour capturer si bien les couleurs de l'hiver avec un ciel si bleu qui contraste la scene,photo parfaite avec la meilleure qualite' comme d'habitude.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Nice catch of the sunlight hitting the trees across the pond and good use of the trees to frame this beautiful scene. I like your pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Lovely colors. Well done, tfs.

(Keep trying, someday you will sell your pictures.)

Hello John,
The view is nice, if not fantastic, but it is extremely well composed and the light is magnificent. The sunshine falls beautifully on the piece of ground in the middle, which is very well surrounded by twigs and branches in the foreground. The view tells us clearly of a very early spring where there still is something of winter left in the air.
Kind regards,

Hello John, beautiful lake and very natural and attractive surroundings!
Lovely pastel colors and a very impressive reflection!
kind regards,

Hello John,

A splendid presentation of this lake in a beautiful light of spring. I like the colors, reflections and interesting frame. The result is great. Congratulations!

Best regards,


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3113] (21002)
  • [2013-03-13 13:19]
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Goedemiddag John
Now I know your secret for outstanding pictures: I noticed in the exif data of this romantic take that you shoot in manual mode camera adjustment after choosing the aperture and exposure time accordingly to your experience or from an hand-held exposure meter!
I cannot do that, except for "cheating" in Photoshop!
Sepia tone of late light conveys the eye-catcher on distant trees adorned of laced branches of foreground that add subtlety to your setup.
Tot ziens

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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3793] (14030)
  • [2013-03-13 17:27]

Hi John,

I'm continually impressed by your strong compositions that seem to take the sometimes ordinary scene and transform it into something really worth admiring. The use of what nature provides here has been well executed, taking the barren tree branches and utilizing them for balance, filling open sky, and foreground subject matter is wisely done. I particularly like the touch of reeds along the bottom of the frame, they seem to give the reflection a bit of a "fish-eye" effect due to the slight curve of their formation. Beautifully presented.



Hello John.
You have captured this lake perfectly capitalizing the natural foliage as frame for this grand view. The light from afar and reflection is just gorgeous in this composition.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2013-03-13 23:32]

Ciao John,
wonderful landscape naturaly frame by the branch of the trees...so good dept and details, wonderful light and colors too...excellent work...

good evening John,
This pic. show that spring is just about to come, brighter days and good daylight. Great mirror on water surface, seeing the still naked trees along the bank, and the small houses through.
Lovely photo, natural tones well applied.

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  • irek1 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 62] (861)
  • [2013-03-14 9:09]

Hello John,
What a cheerful view! Interesting lake between trees. I feel spring in the air on your photo. That's great, because we are in the center of winter in Poland. Good light & clarity of the sky. Very well done.
Friendly regards

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2013-03-14 11:57]

Hi John,
i can see why you like this place so much, beautiful lake surrounded by trees and a pleasant light. You have captured the peaceful atmosphere in a perfect way, especially with your description in the note. Good Pov with the tree branches as a natural frame, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2013-03-14 17:46]


amazing view, the groups of branches and nude trees and these reflections created a marvelous visual effect. a compo with a genial touch. TFS.



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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-03-14 20:54]

Hello John,

You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm lake and surrounding nature with spring tree. Here looks like a nice place for refresh. The light is managed beuatifully by brighy tone. And, the reflection projected to the lake draws out an additional good effect in this image.

Kind regards,

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2013-03-15 1:25]

Hi John
Nice view of the scenery with clever use of the branches all around the frame and a striking difference of light between FG and BG...
Peaceful lokking place!

Hi John,
a beautiful lake landscape with a little spring atmosphere, which you have caught skillfully, in an image very sharp, with a fantastic light and natural colors.
I love the reflections of the trees on the lake, and the graphical effect of the branches in foreground.
An elegant composition, my friend.
Best regards,

bonjour John
Un paysage magnifique: lumière, reflets et proportions.
Bravo, du beau travail,bonne journée

Hello dear John,
Another amazing landscape, anothe perfect capture.
Alltogether a perfect capture and TE entry with intersting notes and the taste of a medieval oil painting.
TFS and have a nice weekend

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2013-03-15 7:18]

It smmes so simple this image but is not. Handeling the diferent strenght of light is not easy and you did it very well. I also like the framning of the bg with the branches on at the fg.
Best regards

Ciao John, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, wonderful pastel colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello John.
A superb composition full of charm, stunning POV with these trees and shrubs, which give a good graphics and frame the beautiful view of the lake, with its magnificent reflections.
Beautiful range of colors.
Optimum brightness and superb sharpness.
I wish you a good weekend.
Best wishes.

hele mooie verdeling erg fraaie foto john.
Erg goede compositie mooie foto fraai werk John.
gr. jaap

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  • TRB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1021 W: 15 N: 510] (14138)
  • [2013-03-15 15:50]

merhaba John,
Tablo gibi, süper...
Kadraj çok güzel, yansımaları, renkleri, netliği ve görüntüsü ile mükemmel.
tebrikler, selamlar


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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2013-03-16 4:00]

Yes, John - this is a lovely place and this time you have been there to the right time. The sunlight on the other side of the fish pond couldn't have been better and this view out of the shade simply is gorgeous. In addition the blue sky with its fluffy clouds is a nice detail here and the frame of the branches nearly gives the impression of being there. Wonderful!
Greetings from Westphalia where snow is melting! Have a nice weekend!

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2013-03-16 5:30]

Hello John,
this is another very well composed impression of this characteristic landscape! You took a great advantage of this fantastic light. The perspective is – as usual – excellent. I also like your idea of the high sky.
My compliments!
Warm regards

Hello John,

wonderful composition and very fine light managment for this fine fotojob. Like it very much.Perfect contribution to TE.TFS.

With regartds from Luxembourg


Hallo John,
Beautiful landscape
This is marvelous image with amazing water reflection effect.
Perfect sharpness and excellent clarity. Well done.
Best regards

Hello John,

Beautiful colors in this image.The blue sky and the large number of branches of the trees look splendid.Thanks for sharing this interesting work.


Hi John
indeed a photogenic lake side in glorious tones, lighting and the promising atmosphere complemented by lots of interests particularly the lovely receding lined-trees adding so much beauty and the catchy calm reflection has further enhanced the strength of this shot. The beautiful sky and the fg interest add that extra beauty to trigger the eyes. You have turned this serene sport into a great picture, a superb piece of workmanship. Congrats.
Best regards

Hi John,

Another wonderful photo - they just keep coming - Excellent framing around this beautiful lake the colours are soft & calming & the content & clarity are exceptional.
Well done John beautiful.

Warmest regards,

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 929 W: 0 N: 1515] (13245)
  • [2013-03-17 13:05]

john hello my friend,love the perfect framing of this shot use'in the trees,very peacefull scene,love it! have a great week! dr

Hi dear John

Sorry for my long absense, while I am away, so many attractive images were posted. This is also your signitured marvelous image at all. Great panfocus makes all elements so clear and sharp in the world! Thanks for your sharing and have a good start of new week!


Hoi John,
U heeft dit winterse landschap zeer fraai vastgelegd. Het is een smaakvol ensemble van organische vormen en prachtig licht. De lage horizon is een sterk keuze en de reflecties maken het visuele festijn compleet.
Groeten uit een inmiddels duister Rotterdam bij 7 graden en halfbewolkt.

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-03-18 17:16]

Hi John,
Excellent tranquil landscape in perfect light and colors. Beautiful reflections.
P.s. Thanks for your comment to my B&W photo. There are too many colorful sunset photos available, that why I've decided to post one B&W sunset photo.

Hallo John's
Zeer mooi en aantrekkelijk uiterlijk. Heel goed.

Groeten ...

Hi John,
beautiful landscape with excellent commentary, congratulations!

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  • lpi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 335 W: 0 N: 42] (4857)
  • [2013-03-20 9:24]

Bonjour John,
Très beau paysage avec un joli reflet!
Le cadrage est excellent!

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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2013-03-20 18:06]

Hello John,

The light is absolutely beautiful here, and the sky with this wonderful clouds. I like your use of the tree to fram the lake and the distance landscape. Excellent photo quality as always.


Good morning friend
I love shots of this kind with classic colors
photo perfectly executed with a great
management of light and shadow,the reflections
create depth and the trees in the foreground
create the perfect framing
have a nice evening

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2013-03-24 4:11]

Hello John,
An absolutely lovely composition, with such an elegant foreground, wonderfully clouded blue sky and sunlit trees in the background, and beautiful optical reflection in the middle. The light, colors and qualities are excellent too. Perfectly well done!
Best regards,

Dear John,

This is just a lovely scene, extraordinarily peaceful and beautiful. The bare trees, but with buds beginning to appear, serve as the frame for the distant shore bathed in sunlight. The cerulean blue sky with interspersed fluffy clouds makes a gorgeous backdrop.

War regards, my friend.


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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2013-03-25 22:02]

Dag John
Nice picture from the lake, with the tree branches creating a natural 'window' through which we can see the play of mellow light on the far bank. Simple scene, but very nicely rendered!
Best Regards

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  • Urs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
  • [2013-03-30 19:43]

Dear John

Dreaming of winter, that's what I feel when watching your photograph. Currently a bit of cooler weather would be fine, but we are in the middle of the Thai summer. It is hot and again hot. Excellent composition with the trees in the FG and the diagonal line of trees and their reflection in the water. Well done

Warm regards

Hi John
I really like how the large oversized tree branches are embracing the frames edges :)
they act like a frame or border.
lovely overall views in the bg with the tall reflective trees too.
whats not to like!
enjoy your day

Hi John,

An other unforgettable scene of you. Very well done.

Best regards,


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-04-07 3:45]

Bonjour John
Le soleil vient de faire place aux nuages chez nous
Je note ici une intéressante priorité au ciel peu nuageux
Le printemps est en retard cette année
Sincères amitiés

Ola John ,
Uma bela visão deste lago com este vegetação queimada da neve , achei fantástico o reflexo de fundo , belas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Lovely shot John, wonderful reflections and a fine bit of sunlight in the middle. The image is well framed by the small trees and branches in the foreground too.

Dear John , man from the beginning, King Of Trekearth....
What a nice framing in this peaceful photo, great shot !

Hello John,
There is not a typical "jhm style" deep perspective here but the overall result is marvellous as always, like a painting. Very nice light, colors and reflections.
Have a great week,

Dit zijn de foto's die ik graag van u zie,
veel grllige takken op de voorgrond maar
dat is ook weer apart.


Bonsoir John
Une image bien composée par toutes ces branches au premier plan et une belle harmonie de couleurs avant le printemps.ici également
la lumière est très belle.

fantastic images you are shooting from Flanders.
They will be remembered for ever.
TFS John

Good evening John,
A wonderful picture of this lake, at this time the trees doesn't have leaves, superb sky conditions and excellent sharpness

Hello John,
Wow! It was exceedingly difficult looking through such a wonderful portfolio to select a capture to critique but I kept coming back to this one. It is such a beautiful capture with detail, light and POV I just had to give you my thumbs up. I will be returning to your captures as I have much to learn from a master such as yourself. Bravo John for such great work!
Warm regards,

Hi John,

another "sugar piece" from your photo collection. A wonderful atmospheric picture with all the good ingredients it needs to. The light is soft, the colors are warm and beautiful and ​​the composition is skilfully made.

All the best


Hello John,
I like the way the light hits the opposite shore and how you have managed to frame the photo with tress on three sides, like lacework.

Hello John! Wondreful landscape, nice place. Fine brightness and colours, ideal saturation. Perfect sharppness. Contrast is very good to. Regards!

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