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Bridge and Fronts

Bridge and Fronts
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-22
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.3-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Refecltion on water, Night picture, My best of 2005 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-06 2:23
Viewed: 3852
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 158
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These photograph come out of the series Bruges near night, the enlightenment with the yellow light is not easy, but I hope you nevertheless can enjoy.
In the background the brigde between "Blinde Ezelstreet" and "Vissenmarkt", You can seen one spectator on the bridge.

This picture I have cropped to a better composition.

TE viewers, have a nice weekend.

Shooting Date/Time
22/06/2005 22:51:22
Shooting Mode
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Center-weighted averaging
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
18.0 - 55.0mm
Focal Length
Image Size

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Excellent composition here. The reflection and lighting is wonderful. I'm wondering how much did you crop this though? There is large amount of pixelation in the lower left corner? Nice work though I like this.

John ook een goed weekend,
Hij is zeer mooi John, prachtig gecropt, schitterend licht, goede scherpte, hele mooie compositie, uitstekend werk John.
gr. Jaap

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  • tars Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 10 N: 138] (882)
  • [2005-08-06 2:42]

Prachtige laatavondfoto van een mooi stukje Brugge. Bijzonder scherp goed van kleur. De weerspiegelingen benaderen het werkelijke, enkel de donkere schaduwen verkleuren ietsje, maar dat kan ook aan mijn beeldscherm liggen. Zou die toeschouwer op de brug een verdwaald Begijntje kunnen zijn ? ;-)
Prettig weekend.... Tars

Sweet picture. I really like the colors and the reflexion

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-06 3:04]

Bonjour John,
C'est beaucoup grâce à tes photos que j'aime énormément, que je peux me rendre compte des qaulités du Canon Eos. Il me reste maintenant à arriver aux même qualité de photographe, pou réaliser de tels clichés.
Cette photo est vraiment parfaite sur le plan de l'exposition et des couleurs.
Le cadrage avec cette branche en haut.
Vraiment rien à dire.....
La réflection si parfaite.
Compliments et amitié.

Habituellement je n'aime pas trop les formats carrés pour les photos mais ici ça se prête très bien à l'image.
La netteté, la composition, l'éclairage, tout est parfait ici.

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  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3770 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2005-08-06 3:27]

Helleo John
quelle splendide capture nocturne.
la couleur "gold" est superbe et valorisée par ce beau reflet. le petit coup de flash pour la branche, une parfaite maitrise.
merci pour le partage

La similarité du reflet est très bonne, dans cete eau sans rides, c'est vraiment réussi.
Tout est parfait en qualité et je trouve (à nouveau) cette facade magnifique.
Jean Michel

Very nice photo! Excellent composition !

Ahh...I remember this bridge...from your previous postings. I didnt know that the previous picture could be enhanced, but thats what you have done here. The lights brightening up the bridge provides a superb reflection of the bridge and the building on the lake.
Nicely done

Beautiful composition with a great aspect of quietness. The artificial light gives nice details of the bridge and the facades. The water reflections are perfect without perturbation and give a nice balance to your picture. Very well done !

Bonjour John,
De retour je découvre une très belle photo nocturne!
Les couleurs sont splendides et la composition avec ce magnifique reflet en miroir est excellente.
Une réussite!
Well done

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  • jinju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 87 N: 1576] (14265)
  • [2005-08-06 5:21]

Wow, superb quality. Great natural light plus goodlighting from the lamps. As a result you get a great photo. The reflection in the water is so sharp, its just as good as the real building.

Dag John,
This one is splendid, just the right shooting time, a fine PoV, a wonderful reflection and a great sharpness with clarity, probably your best night shot to date, compliments !
Have a nice week end,

Prachtige foto John, met een perfect spiegel beeld. Ik ga volledig akkord met Didi, di is jouw mooiste nachtfoto.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14271 W: 1034 N: 28588] (135918)
  • [2005-08-06 5:51]

Hi John

Superb colour & sharpness. I like the reflections & perspective. the warm cold opposition between the yellow/red & blue is splendid.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 13 N: 115] (1920)
  • [2005-08-06 6:11]

great evening shot! the water is like a mirror! so calm. the focus is great on the water as in real. excellent shot.
good weekend!

Hi John,
Another fine picture in your Serie of capture late evening scenes at Bruges. Excelent management of light, a nice perpspective and angle of view, splendid light and water mirroring reflections, giving graphism and geometric effect in the scenery.

Very good work!
Have a nice weekend.


Dag John,
Sfervole compositie met een mooie lichtstemming en prachtige reflecties.Uit een mooie hoek genomen en goed gecroppt.
Een tijdloos plaatje!
prettige weekend,

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2005-08-06 7:10]

Fantastique !
Bonjour John
Je me permets de reconnaitre que c'est votre meilleure photo nocturne.
Le mode manuel est le meilleur compromis pour faire ce genre de photos.
L'exposition est parfaitement calculée et la netteté est appréciable.
Si la lumière des projecteurs n'est pas au SODIUM essayez de régler la balance des blancs, ce sera votre prochain test.
Bonne journée.

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2005-08-06 7:43]

Hi John,
excellent night shot, the exposure is absolutely perfect !
But all is good here, colors, sharpness, clarity...
Well done !

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  • huynt Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 15 N: 931] (5079)
  • [2005-08-06 7:44]
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Hi John
Very nice shot. Reflection is prefect. What time you take this shot. Early morning ? Well POV and composition. Thanks

Hi John,
Nice details and good framing.
Superb colors, exposure and light.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2005-08-06 11:48]

Excellent reflective compo John. The excact light, still with the blue sky. Fine details, good compo with all the small things to the best.

Hi John, This is an excellent evening shot. You have well made use of the light conditions in this shot. Not only the electrical light but also the natural background light. A well composed and well taken picture. The reflections are very impressive. A beautiful shot.

Excelent shot, like always :)
but this one is one of your best, I have to say.

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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-06 14:27]

Dag John,

mooie "spiegel"foto ! Zoals je ziet aan de punten, de mensen gaan toch eerder een foto bekijken van iets bekend, zoals Brugge... Ik wil daar echter geen afbreuk aan je foto doen, verre van, hij is schitterend.



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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-08-06 14:46]

Hi John,
A very well composed scene, rendered with great clarity and enhanced by wonderful reflections. The hue of colour on the building is warm and I very much like your POV, as you managed to capture such an extensive reflection of virtually the whole building. The bridge is enchanting. Great capture!

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  • eco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 651 W: 36 N: 1] (112)
  • [2005-08-06 16:57]

Hi John

good composition
excellent reflections
beautifull light an sharpness
very good photo

Magical light here, John! I also very much enjoy the tree at top, which seems to break up and add interest to the scene in a subtle way. Nice work!

Wow John! Now that is what I call a reflection! I think you have found the sweet spot with the DOF and your lens. I like the little tree branch overhanging in the top of the shot too. It puts the shot over the top for me. Well done John!!!

Excellent choice for the square format here. It really focuses the image's subject matter nicely. The lines are excellent in this shot. The textures are strong. And that reflection is so calm and glass like. The tree's branches fit perfectly along the top of the scene. Very beautiful. There just appears to be some strange pixels in the lower corners that seem strange even for such dark spots. Nicely photographed, John.

Tout est bon dans ce cliché jusqu'à la branche au premier plan. Couleurs et reflets sont parfaits.

Goedemiddag John, ik ken deze plek goed en bij low light is het er wellicht op zijn mooist! U heeft de juiste tijd gekozen met een mooie mix van versch soorten licht als gevolg. De definitie en tonaliteit zijn werkelijk excellent. Erg goed werk!
Groeten uit een halfbewolkt en 20 gr Rotterdam, Bert.

excellent prise cher John
what a perfect simetry, beetween the Building and the water reflection..it s well done.

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2005-08-07 9:43]

Okay John. I see that your points have sky rocketed and oh wow man this photo is really worth checking in on. You got it perfect here timing, lighting, and framing it all in. Thanks for posting this one. I see alot of good quality photos on Trek lately. Keep up the good work. I also have a few that you jsut might enjoy seeing too.

Warme kleurtoonsfeer John, met een goed pespectief, een crop langs beide zijkanten kan hier ook nog een optie zijn misschien.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2005-08-07 17:18]

Very excellent capture and a great motif as well - I like the fine light and reflections due to the long exposure time - thanks John and congratulation with the job.

Très belle photo de nuit ici, john. Vous commencez à devenir un spécialiste! La netteté, l'exposition et les reflets sont magnifiques. Bravo!

Perfect time of day for this, and a great reflection you've caught too. Nice job as usual.

hi john, a very nice, moody work, with ecellent feel of the place and the moment;
great work;
greetings from tenerife, jerzy

Bonsoir john,
Quel succes!qualité maximale pour cette image fine avec des tons dorés une exposition parfaite et surtout un reflet si pur,felicitations,

hi John
Pourquoi avais-je raté cette superbe image avec des couleurs et un reflet fantastique.
Le lumière est splendide.
C'est du très très beau travail

Hola John. Una foto fantástica, en mi opinión no tiene fallos ni forma posible de mejorarla. Es muy luminosa y tiene una composición magnífica con el puente al fondo y el reflejo de la construcción en el rio.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2005-08-11 7:36]

Mooi beeld weer uit Brugge. Goed, stabiel nighshot met goeie kleuren en goede atmosfeer. Eigenlijk niets op aan te merken, gewoon heel goed gedaan.

HI John,
An excellent shot showing this scene at its best moment. The light created that very special mood and the overhanging branch helped to soften the dominant concrete building. The reflection is a perfect visual echo creating very pleasing resonance. Congratulation!! Thanks and have a nice day.

John it is a great shot!
Beauty colors and I like the reflection of the building in the silent watter.
Best regards

Another excellent shot from the view that we know by You,john,and this one indeed very beautiful and very strong,what a lovely colors and light!
the perspective is well managed in the frame,sharpness and contrast are lovely and excellent here,I can look at it for hours!
well composed(perfect) and skilfully captured,nice one,John!
Best to You

Il y a vraiment de quoi faire a Bruges cette ville est vraiment tres belle avec ses cannaux ( je n'y suis resté qu'un jour il y a deux ans ) belle lumiere et superbe composition avec ce beau reflet .

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  • geetha (18)
  • [2005-08-15 20:51]

Hi John,
The lighting is wonderful in this picture. I like the way the bridge is lighted up with the perfect reflections in water. Almost looks like a double image.

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  • paido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 57 N: 239] (944)
  • [2005-08-15 21:02]

Une incroyable photo! La réflexion que tu as réussi à saisir vaut définitivement une place dans mes favoris!

Elle est splendide...

Hello John,

This picture received many compliments and points, that's so superb, the tonal range the light and reflection. wonderful

Bonjour John,

Une tres belle composition vraiment nette (vive le tripod).
Le reflet accentue la profondeur de champs.


EXTRA les couleurs tout a été dit je regarde et j'admire le rendu de l'exposition bravo john

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  • Luan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 200 N: 1486] (12971)
  • [2005-08-18 6:18]

Hello John,
wonderful picture, i like this square framing, it matches with this scene and situation. Perfect water reflection and perfect lightening.

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2005-08-19 4:18]

superbe ville que Brugges, j'adore c'est comme Venise, en + petit.. belles couleurs et lumière ici, bravo

Hi John,
I'm not sure that I can add something new to all that already been said by others, but I cn say one thing - it's a fantastic shot, so clear, sharp and well exposed. Great.

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  • es841 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 228 W: 51 N: 151] (2113)
  • [2005-08-23 15:01]

Très jolie image avec des couleurs que j'apprécie particulièrement.
Le reflet apportant la symétrie à l'image est superbe.
La netteté ainsi que le cadrage sont sans reproches.
Toutes mes félicitations pour ce magnifique cliché.

Hi John
Workwise I've been away a lot and still will be. But I took a breef look thru your thumbnail and when I saw this it was just a wow. When I pulled it up in natural size the wow went to WOW. Both the light and the mirror effect in this great building works in a seldom seen harmony.
Well done

Hi John! Another very good one, great light and atmosphere, beautiful reflections, very well framed and composed. Well done!

A wonderful shot John.Artistically rendered with just the right kind of mood, to really appreciate the atmosphere and setting of this medieval scene. The framing using the branch and the floodlight as well as the reflection rendered the 400 years old building magnificiently. Is that building a little over 400 years John?

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1912 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2005-08-29 18:47]

The composition, the light , the reflections in the water are fantastic. Super shot John.Bravo.
best regards

Beautifull reflection and the colors are perfect...
good.. Nice nice work.

Excellent nightshot. Great reflections and lighting! Very fine and impressive composition. Well done.

beautiful picture. sharply taken and very poetycal scene, i like the calm place and the reflections on the water. that's a professional photograph.

Hello John, I have seen several of these Bruges evening shots from you and they are all stunning. This one is well composed with great lighting and a perfect reflection. It's perfectly exposed and sharp. A delight to look at.

Hoi John
Your evening pictures of Belgian cities are great. This one is realy beautiful;sharp. good compo and colours.
Take care, Albrecht

HOla John

Bonita captura noctura e increible el reflejo en el aguas.

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  • HNIK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 16 N: 204] (1104)
  • [2005-12-08 3:40]

Hi John!
nother great shot with great reflection of the bridge and buildings.
I really enjoy by watching your pictures.
nice colors and well composition
Thanks for sharing
Best Wishes

hi John,
excellent composition, with a perfect reflection of the bridge and the fron of the building! very clear shot, and this symmerty gives a depth of history, of time, of memories...

Excellent shot, John.
I like it.

Best regards ...

Hi John,

A nice photo of the houses, of the bridge and their reflection in the water which is an asset to the photo. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Happy New Year.


Hello John,

I went back exactly one year today to find a photograph taken on the same day and what a shot I found. This is a wonderful composition taken at the perfect time of day/night. The colours are excellent, the pov is perfect and the sharpness is spot on. I like the person on the bridge too. A superb post my friend, well done.

Kind regards


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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2010-04-16 0:26]

Wonderful take, my dear John!!
Superb "mirror" effect and perfect composition!!

Very well done!!


Fond regards,

PD - Today I have to start my trip to Finland. I don't know if I will connect the Internet every day. I will be working....

Outstanding reflection, John! My congratulations! Superb colours and sharpness. Just a masterpiece!
Warm regards,

Hello John,
Fabulous illuminated building with golden light, along the canal, and fine mirror on water.
Very immaculate photojob. My cong.'s.

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-01-12 17:39]

Hi John !!
the horizontal surface ( water ) is really a mirror ..... I have never seen such a perfect reflection...... it is outstanding.... you can turn the photo upside down and will see the same thing.
Excellent work.... made the walk late in the day very worthwhile.

Hello John
There is a magic mood hanging over this location, that you managed to capture. A beautiful summer's evening next to the old buildings. As you have written, the light conditions were quite difficult. Good you had a tripod!
The result is a really splendid photo with a fine crop and the best colors possible.
Cheers and have a fine day

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, kompozicija, perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Lepo uhvacen trenutak sa svetlom lampe koje je istaklo lepotu arhitekture.
Lepa arhitektura i refleks na vodi.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2017-08-30 8:51]

Bonjour John
L'année de mes début sur TE :-) bel effet de miroir, la lumière au top, netteté et couleurs excellente, très jolie
Belle soirée

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2018-05-04 9:24]


marvelous the illumination of the building. I liked the aspect of the golden object created here and the blue around. marvelous.

take care


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