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Hoeke Depth IV

Hoeke Depth IV
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24394 W: 523 N: 40801] (175578)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.3-5.6
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2005 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 1:48
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Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 137
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have a very extremely lovely weather, in October month in Belgium, splendid for photographers in this period of year.
A picture taken of canal Bruges - Sluis Netherlands at Hoeke Belgium on 6 mi of the Belgian coast. Again the lovely trees with reflections, I like really this region.
A tribute to TE friend Paul (PJE). I have different pictures of this canal. These have taken 180° turning of previous with the bridge.
The canal had its origin at the beginning of the 19de centuries. Napoleon undertook then a attempt duinkerke and link Breskens by a canal. Local workers and Spanish captive groove for that the Damse or also the Napoleonkanaal name. Parts of this new canal were moored in the bed of the Reie between Bruges and Damme or in the old Zwin bed.

This is original picture.

I hope you like it.

Shooting Date/Time
16/10/2005 9:10:37
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  • kent_s Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 399 W: 56 N: 411] (1911)
  • [2005-10-17 1:52]
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Hi John
Yet another beautiful canal shot perfectly composed. The colors is bright and clear and the mirror effect is stunning.
As usual very well done
Hälsningar Kent

  • rbcy1974 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2354 W: 147 N: 3406] (20758)
  • [2005-10-17 1:56]
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Hi John,
perfect alignemnt of the trees and their reflection, beatiful colours, I particularly like the house roofs,
Well seen,

Hi John!
Very nice perspective with great reflection. The colours are perfect as the details. Very good composition and great shot and very Well done. Tanks for posting.

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  • androd (20)
  • [2005-10-17 2:02]
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Excellent composition. The trees seem like they go on forever. The red roofs of the houses really contrast the sky. Keep up the good work!

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  • fkk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 0 N: 89] (2039)
  • [2005-10-17 2:29]
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Merhaba John;
Superr composition, excellent shot BRAVOO


Fantastic perspective and amazing reflections John, the river seems a mirror, ..excellent colors and lightin too, compliments!!
have a nice week, Fabio.

You must have been working the canals or the forest to know so much about where to get the best view of these places john. The tree lined perspectively straight and the colors, so rich.

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  • THAR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 0 N: 377] (3871)
  • [2005-10-17 2:46]

Très joli.Angle de vue intéressant.Dommage que l'ont voit les maisons sur le côté droit mais c'est difficile de les déplacer!

Une perspective à couper le souffle. Les couleurs reflétées sont superbes. La composition sans défaut. C'est de la très belle ouvrage.

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  • Fly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 1 N: 70] (366)
  • [2005-10-17 2:56]

What can a man say about a picture like this? Not much! It belongs on a chocolate box, John. Groete, JP

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  • jinju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 87 N: 1576] (14265)
  • [2005-10-17 3:27]

Hi John,

super use of perspective again. The really nice thing here is the long band of the autumnal hues which is also reflected in the water.

Fantastic composition of a beautiful spot. Excellent, simply excellent. Great job!

Bonjour John

the diagonals are very good and strong, i love the light on the little house. Superb colors and exposure.

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  • tars Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 10 N: 138] (882)
  • [2005-10-17 3:50]

Re:goeie morgen John,
mooi contrast tussen zon en schaduwkant, vooral in de boomkruinen. Door de diagonale lijn der bomenrij en het kanaal geeft het beeld een zeer grote diepte weer. Helder, mooie weerspiegelingen en kleurenpallet, en vooral een mooie blauwe lucht. Knap shot.
Grrts.... Tars

Fabulous shot john,
I love the entire scene.
Lovely colors, excellent light and detail and love the reflections in the water.


Dag John,
Erg mooie herfstlijke sfer,de kleuren zijn prachtig en zo is de perspectief en de reflecties.Zeker een van mijn favorieten!

What a beautiful picture! Perfect composition and colors. This photo really makes me wonna go there.

Hai John, I like the line of trees that goes till the end. Nice color and good DOF with good sharpness.

Good morning John,
Excelent angle perspective in this canal with a splendid depth in view. Very good colors and the mirroring water reflections of the surrounding elements is fantastic. Very very good work and composition.

Very good perspective and mirror for the trees, the composition is clear and deep.
Great place with these nice houses it would be a pleasuse to live in.
jean Michel

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  • huynt Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 15 N: 931] (5079)
  • [2005-10-17 7:40]

Hi John
Bravo for a wonderful yellow autumn in very interesting refelction. Aa excellent composition in color. Well DOF and POV. Thanks

Bonjour John,
La beauté est un miracle de l'instant.
[Hafid Aggoune]
Une beauté à perte de vue. Un régal de couleurs et de reflets.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2005-10-17 8:00]
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Weer heel mooi gedaan, John. Ik zie dat iedereen er vol lof over is, en met reden. Hier hoeft niemand je nog iets te leren; perfecte pov, kleuren en onderwerp. Misschien een beetje minder scherp maken. Groetjes.

A beautiful capture, John. The colors are brilliant and I like how the canal seems to go off into infinity.

Bonjour John -

Again, another lovely composition and image. I love the reflections in canal and the last remenants of the fog in the far background. I am having a hard time expressing my awe and wonder of your images of Belgium. Outstanding!!!

Thanks for sharing


Hi John, A nice composition and a beautiful scene. I like the perspective view, the reflections of the trees on the water, and the faded clarity of the trees with distance case by the morning mist. Good contrast of the warm colored houses to the green and blue based color picture.
Good tribute this morning picture to Paul, since he is a master of taking morning photos.

Great picture! I am delighted that such a place still exists. Thank you...Kiet

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 28 N: 398] (1903)
  • [2005-10-17 11:39]

Amazing colors of trees and vivid colors of the houses composed a greate picture, John. Thank you to share with us this beauty.

John vriend Hij is weer mooi.
eigenlijk hoef ik bij dergelijke foto's niets meer te zeggen. U bent nu wijs genoeg, om te bepalen wat goed is. Alleen als het niet goed is dan zal ik U terecht wijzen. En ook dat zal wel eens gebeuren, want men kan natuurlijk niet altijd pieken.
gr. Jaap

The Familiar Johnish shot and style,no need to read your ID in bottom of the thumbnail,just I said WOWW,this is John:)

indeed beautiful with wonderful clarity and amazing reflection and very attractive and strongly captured and composed,You did excellent here,John,


Well, it is really nice again, John. The perspective, the colors, the light - everything falling into place. Nothing wrong here, you have shown many many times that you can do these photos like few others can.

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  • apache Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 325 W: 13 N: 359] (1426)
  • [2005-10-17 12:49]

Hi John,
I have always liked your shots of the rows of trees with their sharp and perfect reflection in the canal. Love the way you have shown the sun falling on the roof of the houses by the bank which brings a bright red to one of the roofs. Nicely seen and well caught

Dag John,
Weer zo'n spiegel effect dat jij alleen kunt.
Schitterende kleuren.

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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-10-17 13:51]

Dag John,

zeer mooie reflectie in het water en een geweldig dieptezicht ! Terug een pareltje...



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  • dolin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1865 W: 361 N: 651] (7369)
  • [2005-10-17 15:13]

Hi John.
Superbe profondeur, magnifique.
Une belle lumière qui fait superbement ressortir ces teintes d'automne.
Bon cadrage et les reflets sont très beaux.
Bonne netteté sur tout l'image malgré cette ouverture.
Good shot

Hi John,
Aperfect perspective in you typically style.
Nice colors and light.

Excellent view.
Thanks for sharing. Uğur

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2005-10-17 17:46]

Hi John.
Beatiful. All here is beatiful.
The composition, the colour, the light, the subject,... all is good. Good depth, good sharpness, nice reflection,... A very fine job.

Wow John! I miss these shots of yours. I appreciate that you try other styles but nobody does these quite like you do. The line of trees goes off into infinity. Excellent shot John!!

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2005-10-17 22:19]

John you have taken a photo from my very favorite place in this posting. I must say thanks so much for your continuing contribution on Trek! Here I posted a photo today of a scene in Peachland and Weswang linked this photo in his comments. Many cheers to you sir for your fine work on Trek. A gorgous photo John! Its on my desktop for pure enjoyment. Thanks!

very nice composition and reflection. Beautiful sunny days are not often in Belgium and you caught just one such.
Thanks also for the historical explanation of the canal

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14254 W: 1033 N: 28539] (135736)
  • [2005-10-18 3:53]

Hi John

Wonderful reflections in the canal, with superb use of repetition. Excellent color, perspective, & sharpness. Greetings from Australia!

Bonjour John
Encore une splendide image de canaux et de reflets. C'est vraiment devenu une spécialité !
Incroyable réalisation technique (netteté, contrastes, luminosité..)
C'est parfait

De lijn in je foto en de fantastische reflecties maken het weer een prachtige foto. Je laat België weer van zijn mooiste kant zien, met diepe warme kleuren.


Een zeer dankbaar onderwerp deze kanalen met bomenrijen beide kanten, niet zo makkelijk in Lokeren te vinden, zal me ook een fiets moeten aanschaffen vrees ik, voor fotos en gewicht ...)), maar die hond dan ?
Mooi glashelder en sherpe foto met de reflectie in het water van deze huizen, het straalt van de zon die we hier als een toemaatje gekregen hebben, morgen gedaan.

Wow John, this is a gorgeous composition, the reflection is impressive, nicely framed, nicely presented. Very well seen and done, high quality. Could you imagine this with colorful automnal trees !! Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • Gix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 607 W: 1 N: 765] (3565)
  • [2005-10-20 10:43]

Hi John,
the 'lovely' october is here at th end, from this night the rain is all the time with us... so your compo is even more a pleasure to view!
Not only the compo ìs perfectly balanced with a nice diagonal perspective, but every detail is very accurate: the colors, grat sharpness, great dof...!
The whole result is an excellent image perfectly describing the atmosphere of the "extremely lovely weather" you have in Belgium!
Compliments and... thanks!
ciao, Giorgio

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2005-10-20 11:15]

Hola John.
Looks like the trees are painted on the water, beautiful reflection. Very good lighting. You got here a great perspective a depth, the colours of the houses and roofs give a very nice contrast.
Well done.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2005-10-22 16:30]

Hi John - truly amazing canal shot you present for us here - I like the special effect with the trees making reflections in the watersurface - thanks for this great job - my compliment.

Hi John.

The reflection effect is magnificent, it just adds to the feeling of depth. Very sharp and clean photo with architectural elemnts in nature.

take care, Aleks

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  • Mafo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 29] (1339)
  • [2005-10-24 8:30]

Hello John!
Beautiful clear geometric photo with geometric line, nice composition and good reflection.

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2005-10-24 10:16]

Hi John,
A very good picture to promote Belgium.
Colors, light, compo, reflection, all is good.
Well done

Bonsoir john,

Quelle photo : la perspective, les couleurs, la profondeur, la lumière... c'est magnifique. un grand bravo. Amitié.


103 punten (tot nu toe) is deze zeker wel waard, wat een prachtig exemplaar, werkelijk een schitterende compositie in een prachtig licht, John, heeeeel mooi !

Hi John

Excellent symmetry and geometry with these trees in the line. Depth, colors, reflections on the water and lighting are awesome. A fantastic shot!

The light is just right here. It looks almost surreal. Excellent work.

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  • phi75 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 353 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-18 3:26]

Hi John,
I missed this photo, and I regret, it's a splendid shot; I looked at your work it's splendid!
I had this in my favourite

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  • Paul57 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 191 W: 4 N: 233] (2217)
  • [2005-11-25 10:15]

Hi John,
What a great day for a lovely picture. You had the perfect lighting for this shot. Great POV and nice reflection of trees(I believe, aspens) and houses.
Thanks for sharing.

You have every color in picture! and the combination of them, is simply, BEST!

Good color quality, as well as POV.

Good job!

John, this is a masterpiece.
Wonderful colours and nice reflections throughtout.

Wow, this image seems like it was generated using mathematical formula! I love the composition and the perfect technical side.

Hi John,

A good POV of canal Bruges of the trees, of the houses and their reflection in the water which is an asset to the photo. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi, John
Beautiful capture very well composed. The perspective is splendid and the reflection are perfects. I could say that your photo is true a painting. Well done. Regards, Consuelo

fabulous! Awesome... Great composition

beautiful pov, lovely compo, superb shot

Hi John
An old one that I find on the welcome page of TE and that I did not comment yet
Always your canals and the long perspective
A good opportunity for me to wish you a happy 2012
Best regards

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9637)
  • [2012-01-22 8:55]

fantastic picture with the canal between the files of the trees
very beautiful colors and great light with superb reflection
very nice house behind the trees
great composition of the region dear friend

Hello JHM,
This is a JHM classic.Amazing perspective,DOF,colours and reflections.Superb clarity and overall great image quality.Congrats and best regards.

Good evening John,
Yet another fabulous canal view, in depth and with a beautiful reflection of tree row. The houses along the canal, enjoy a fine view on every day basis.
a very pleasent pic. to look at.
Best regards,

Hello John,
Even back in 05, you had already established your style with these canals and lovely reflections.

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazan kanal sa drvoredom, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa refleksom na vodi.
Lepa priroda, refleks na vodi i kuce sa crvenim krovovima.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i miran san, sve najbolje.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2016-02-25 22:22]

Dear john
Superb deep, beautiful.A beautiful light that beautifully highlights the autumn colors.
Good framing and reflections are beautiful.

Best Wishes.
Burak Erek

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