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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-04
Categories: Event
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My best of 2015 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-04-06 23:25
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The begin of the Easter weekend, a group dancer of young children, also teenagers with a leader with an accordion.
I've asked to take a picture of the group, the girls take a frame and pose for my camera.
This were children of the Steiner school from Bruges, pose for a little bit Euros for the group, I've the children also given a gift.

I hope you en joy.

second picture

Rudolf Steiner
"The course is not an end in itself but a means to understand the child's being, to nourish it, to fully bring to fulfilment, and heal if necessary."
Rudolf Steiner was born in 1861 in Kraljevec when Hungarian territory. He studied at the Technical University in Vienna in 1891 and his doctorate degree in philosophy in Rostock.
At a young age he had experiences of a non-physical world. By his thinking to continue to develop, he could penetrate an exact scientific way in which non-sensory reality.
What he gained insights into the content was of "anthroposophy" a science of sorts from which arose innovative movements. In addition to instruction in anthroposophy movement was also the birthplace of new medicine, curative education, agriculture, art, social studies, science and Christology.
Anthroposophy is also the source of our pedagogy. She sees the man as an individual, but also as a citizen of two worlds. Our world and society, bound in time and space, and of a much larger and freer world of the spirit. This calls for a "reconciliation". You could describe anthroposophy as a practical philosophy of life, showing how man can reconnect with themselves, with other people, and with both the visible and the invisible world.

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Bonjour, cher ami John,
Voilà une photo très plaisante à regarder, bravo également pour l'originalité et conserver ainsi la culture du costume traditionnel.
Bravo !
Excellente journée.

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobra ideja i realizacija.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i ostrina, lepo pokazana omladina u tradicionalnoj nosnji lepih boja.
Lepa fotografija u radionici.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka, vrlo poucno.
Prijatan dan i sve najbolje.

Amusante l'idée du cadre. J'aime bien le WS également.

Hello John,
What a delightful and attractive group portrait featuring these happy smiling young people. The framing works perfectly and the exposure is spot on. Superb colours and clarity. A very original shot. Thanks for sharing.

Hello John,
your models collaborated wonderfully, their portrait is spontaneous and delightful and you have composed it so nicely. I like very much the frame within the frame and the play with it, the background with more frames in it is great. I also like these lovely girls' smiles as well as their contact with the viewer. The colours are superb, natural and atmospheric at the same time. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,

Hello John! Amazing people, wonderful faces. Fine scene. Funny picture in picture. Good double frame. Nice lightness and natural colours. Good work. Regards!

Hello John,
A very nicely framed group in a well composed photo. The girls look pleasant and are perfectly dressed for a colour photo. This is different from most of your photos, although I remember you have shown us some brilliant portraits occasionally.
KInd regards,

Hello John,

A portrait in a portrait, what a creative idea. Excellent clarity to show these smiles.

Best regards


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14065 W: 0 N: 16135] (171632)
  • [2015-04-07 3:59]


génaile compo et iamge comme si on voyait dans un miroir quelle vue quelles charmantes dames et vue sueprbe et ces tons et couleurs fantastique cpatage et iamge.
Bravo et amitié

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2015-04-07 4:27]

Salut John,c'est joli de voir quelque chose de differente sur TE,une image magnifique,un trompe l'oiel ou presque...ehhee....cadrage decentree' tres bien realisee' et surement mieux du classique cadre dans le WS,qualite' super des details et couleurs.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hi John,

You have captured well the smiling expression of the dancers. The point of view is showing the details of their physionomy. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello dear friend John and have
a nice time
deightful and attractive group of young little
girls decorating the framing
great idea to present all those faces
into a portrait so we have two portraits
welldone and wellseen

Bonjour John,

Tu es sorti de ta zone de confort dans cette superbe composition. Une idée bien originale très bien réalisée et surtout la collaboration amusée de ces beaux jeunes gens.



Hallo John,
endlich ein neues Foto, sehr gute Fotoqualität und Idee, gratuliere!

Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag

Very original.
Very good compo and contrast.

No, your WS is not as good.
As the building is now cropped, it's slope disturbs.

Nice looking group of young dancers and creative use of the frame as prop. Good lighting and sharp details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

hello John
Belle photo de famille, dans de beaux costumes.
Le cadre dans le cadre, bien vu!


very nice and very "optimistic" scene! Enjoyment is to look at this happy faces.


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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2015-04-07 10:33]

Dag John,
Een heel leuk portret van deze meisjes in middleeuwse kledij die zo in een schilderij van Breugel passen.
Groet, Gerrit

Hi John, great photograph of these beautiful dancers. Very well captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2015-04-07 11:27]

Hi JOhn,
very nice portraits. Good idea with this natural frame and effect in WS. Pleasant young faces and smiles. Very well done photo.
Have a nice evening.

Hi John,
A frame inside the frame, your subjects helped create a beautiful and very appealing image. The traditional dress, the warm smiles, the eye contract, all are wonderful elements. All of these people seem so happy to be in your photo and that makes an instant appealing connection. Really nicely done, great photo.

Hello John,
I like their sense of humor, posing through a frame. Good use of selective focus.

Hello John,
This is really lovely! The warm smiles and traditional clothes are so charming, and that frame adds something very whimsical and fun to the mood. We also get a glimpse of some nice architecture in the background. I think all of the individual details come together to make a great composition, full of color and life. :-)

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2015-04-07 20:00]

Hello John,
This picture is very nice and original. Very good framing of the children. They seem to enjoy the experience. The result is very interesting and full of beautiful colors. Very well done. TFS.

Salam dear John,

This is i think a different shot in your collection,

A creative item from frame within frame,

what a happy photo from happy moment,

wonderful shaprness and a high quality post with fine note like others of your works,

All the Best and Thanks!

Best Regards ,***

Hello John
Very nice tvo photos wit this girls you photographed.
Beautiful playing with the frame.
Nice smiles on the face of the girls.
Fantastic colored and composed image.
Excellent presentation.
Best wishes

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 416 N: 6636] (26862)
  • [2015-04-08 0:39]

Hello John,

This is a delightful group photograph of these young dancers - and a very well "framed" shot too! How nice to see these children in their traditional dress and ready to entertain with their dancing. The colours in their clothing are wonderfully vibrant and they stand out beautifully against the duller and slightly out of focus background.

A very interesting note about the founder of this school, Rudolph Steiner, and his life and philosophy too.

And, of course, a nice "second" picture as well - in which we can also see the accordionist in the background.


Kind Regards,


Dear John Sir,

excellent picture showing the young girls happiness. The frame taken by them is very interesting. A different type of pic from your side. I like it.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9856 W: 157 N: 16038] (126419)
  • [2015-04-08 6:16]

Witaj John!
Nice faces, frame good idea.
I like composition and colours.
Well done.
Good afternoon

Hello John,
Interesting shot from the children framed by a picture. I like your composition.
best wishes,

Ciao John, fantastic multiple portrait, lovely composition with beautiful frame, fantastic smiles, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2015-04-08 17:32]


marvelous collective portrait. the quality of light, framing and sharpness are fantastic. the young people are natural . very nice job.



Ha! Ha! John, a very different photograph for you but the first time that I have seen a picture that hasn't been painted, but is a moving picture!
The youngsters look delightful in their national costumes, colourful and happy.
You have given us a real sense of the occasion.

Thank you for sharing this,
Bev :-)

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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 9 N: 1211] (5751)
  • [2015-04-09 5:28]

Hi John,
I like this double portrait that has very interesting composition. Lovely young people with smiling on their faces wearing folk costumes. The photo has an excellent quality as always.
Kind regards,

Hello John,

very good idea to show this dancers from Bruges. Very good idea to frame the girls in a perfect way.Very well done.TFS.

WIth tregards from Luxembourg


Hello John,
This is a portrait with a difference! An original image with excellent framing, colours and exposure. I like this very much. An interesting note too.
Kind Regards, Ann

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2015-04-09 18:27]

Hello John, How splendid photo. The kids posed for you nicely and what a great idea to have this frame, they look like in the old painting with traditional dresses and caps. Very nice picture.

WArm regard s Malgo

Hello, John,
Thanks for so positive photo, this group portrait makes me smile, they are so amazing and so different.
Frankly speaking I have never heard about Christology... OMG! Thanks for your ineresting and informative note!

All the best wishes,

Hi John!

A creative portrait, very nice expressions and an informative and useful note. It is good to know that some people stand so nicely for a capture...superb quality as usual...

Have a nice day.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2015-04-10 3:07]

Hello John,
nice the view of all these young boys and girls with the frame in front of them to make the image even more effective.The excellent light and colour management enhance the beauty as the details of the image.


Both pictures show a content / happy faces, John.
Not all managed to fit in the frame... but nice result for the portraits. Counted 4 different red tones on picture. Lovely.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2015-04-10 7:41]

Dear John,
so cute potrait with lovely people. A very original idea very well done and especially amused collaboration of these fine young men.

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 568 W: 2 N: 1442] (7899)
  • [2015-04-10 12:00]

Hi John,
a very nice group portrait from your country, not often we see this kind of photos here. I like this happy moment and it is excellent captured. Crisp and clear with natural colors, well done!

Have a nice evening/

Hello John,
I do enjoy your original framing and presentation of this group of young people,it is imaginative and helps to add even more charm and interest to the picture.
The colours and details are all first rate.
Warm regards Les.

Hi dear John

Very rare portrait image from you, John!
But whatever the subject is, the output remains top quality as usual. So ahrap and clear image as usual.

All the best and hace a nice WE! Takero

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3446 W: 0 N: 7969] (57313)
  • [2015-04-10 21:58]

This is a great idea, simply fantastic, beautiful group of young people and the use of the frame as a frame (LOL) is very creatie
regards Ryszard

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2015-04-11 5:13]

Bonjour mon ami
Une scène insolite et originale
Amusante expression du groupe
Enfin je peux travailler avec mon nouvel ordinateur

Hi John,
nice half body portrait, excellent sharpness and colors.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2015-04-12 9:33]

Hello John,

I like the empty picture frame used to create a border within the greater in camera frame. The diffused light has helped here and sharpness is impeccable. The 2 girls in red attire either side contrast well against the boy in blue shirt and cap in the centre. Tfs.

Hi John
A nice group portraiture in a relaxed informality that you convey so well complementing the surrounding props and your pov is great. A cheery wealth of detail shot with eye popping colours. Exce3llent shot, Congrats
Best regards

Ciao John
questo "quadro" mi era sfuggito.
Un ritratto di gruppo molto bello e interessante, la presenza di tanti giovani in costume è piacevole e allegra.
Una bella idea e una bella realizzazione.

Hi John,
great idea! I like very much this portrait inside the portrait. Traditional clothes make if feel like the old Flemish painting indeed and the faces are so pleasantly smiling.
Excellent work!

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2015-04-16 22:44]

Magnific and maravellous multiple portrait...Great idea¡¡ Greetings my friend John ¡¡¡

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2015-04-17 8:35]

Hallo John!
Your photo transmits a lot of joy of life, of engagement and emotion. A photo which makes the viewer smile.
It's great that there are still young people like these ...
Greetings! ... and have a nice weekend!

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 715 W: 129 N: 1144] (7625)
  • [2015-04-17 17:29]

Hello John
These young people added joy to the scene.
Beautiful colors and smiles.


Hi John!

A beautiful and cheerful composition and a great photo.I like a lot my fiend.



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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2653 W: 0 N: 3109] (20986)
  • [2015-04-18 13:15]

Goedemorgen John
This is a lovely and unusual group picture that features smiling dancers dressed according the ancestral tradition; so that's why I would have try in post-processing a black and white depiction applied on the inner frame only, as a fantasia test!!
You dared a staged setup for an attractive poster!
Met vriendelijke groeten.

Dear John,

This is a creative group photo of the young people in traditional dress, appropriately framed. The colors and resolution are excellent, but the best part is the collection of spontaneous smiles.

Have a good Sunday, John,


Hello dear John,
I'd missed this wonderfull capture !
Again a perfect TE job, enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Lovely framing....sorry, I couldn't resist a little joke with you my friend. It's lovely to see youngsters in traditional costume. The colours and detail are first class, it's a wonderful capture.....

Hi John
a cute and friendly photo for sure.
and like the frame within a frame idea too, it works well.

lots of smiles and innocent faces :)
it puts a smile on my face too haha


OLás John
Um quadro de um quadro. Um bela ideia que resultou perfeitamente.

heel origineel john fraaie foto
in een kader erg goed gemaakt.
gr. jaap

Hello John

An artistic and creative portrait of these school children. A frame in the frame and with one or two persons placed outside the frame was a clever way to compose. Fine colours and excellent sharpness. Great work! Thanks.

Greetings, Erling

Hi John,
Nice frame, original effect, well seen, very good sharpness afor all these people, tfs.

Hello John

I understand that the girls themselves chose to frame themselves like this. They've really given you an unusual and striking image. Is it in the Gruuthuse by any chance? I like it very much.



Wat een geweldig "portret", John:-))
Heel erg leuk !

this is such a nice frame. always love frame within a frame idea. nice to see happy young faces . like the attires too.

Hi John, how have you been this hot summer so far...?

A great, I would say, uncommon in your portfolio, a photograph focused on poeple, rather than landscape or architecture, nice for a change:)

And must state, a super capture you produced with the "double" frame, the smiling faces give the artistic image a happy end.

Thank you for sharing, enjoy the summer with a whole sense of your imagination.

Dear John,
amazing scene, amazing girls and boys, fine frame, nice colors, good contrast.


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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2727 W: 1352 N: 3098] (39271)
  • [2015-08-13 6:16]

Hi John

I like the frame in the frame, changing from posed pictures, the young people seem happy to be taken in picture
have a lovely day

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2017-11-30 4:56]

Dear John!
Wooooooow! Wooooow!
What a lot beautiful girls. And one boy!
Amazing faces. Fantastic scene.
Superb frame in frame.
Good exposure. Very good capture.
Sophisticated work.
Splendid effect.
Interesting note.
Well done!

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