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Morning fog XXIX

Morning fog XXIX
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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: 2005-11-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, 18-55mm/f3.3-5.6
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My best of 2005 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-21 2:04
Viewed: 3257
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 138
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A picture taken yesterday morning in Maldegem on one mile of the Netherlands borders.
Very extraordinarily its cows in November 20 at graze with a temperature above the five degrees Celsius.
In Flanders we have no winter perhaps not normal, but good for men and animals.

I have used a monopod.

This is my orginal picture.

I hope you like it.

Shooting Date/Time
20/11/2005 09:40:17
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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-21 2:06]

Bonjour John,
et oui, revoici le brouillard un peu partout dans les pays et ceux qui ont le courage de sortitr leur appareil par ces premiers froids, nous offrent de belles images comme la tienne.
Une atmosphère de solitude et d'égarement.
Excellent cadrage.

Hi John
My friend neighbour of the day again !!!!
Very nice and clear picture giving us the bad weather feeling. It's November...and fog each day. Well done

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  • ecmel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 189] (1481)
  • [2005-11-21 2:15]

It seems mystic. I think this is one of the best photo about foggy scene.

Goedemorgen John,
Hij is mooi, alsof een realistisch schilderij van een moderne kunstenaar. Die koe maakt het hier helemaal waar. Als een blikvanger in een goed uitgebeelde mistige atmosfeer. Prachtig werk John,
gr. jaap

Hi John.

Amasing space with just one cow perfectly places with contrasted colours.
Fantastic landscape.


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  • dolin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1865 W: 361 N: 651] (7369)
  • [2005-11-21 2:37]

Hi John.
Une superbe atmosphère que tu as capturé là, avec toute cette brume qui donne une ambiance spéciale.
Cadrage et pov bien pensé et cette vache qui te regarde et qui semble complètement perdu et bien placée.
Jolie perspective dans cette belle compo.
Bien joué

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  • fkk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 0 N: 89] (2039)
  • [2005-11-21 3:13]

Merhaba John;
Wonderful composition, very good capture
good job.
well done

sisin vermis oldugu atmosfer ve oradaki inegin dönüp objektife bakmasi bir harika, mükemmel bir fotograf bence, tebrikler...


Good composition and very good depth of field.Cow gives something magic on photo.

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  • tars Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 10 N: 138] (882)
  • [2005-11-21 3:17]

Goede morgen John

goede mistfoto met toch nog enige scherpte en diepte en met als grote vedette de (winter)koe.

Bonjour John,
Splendide ce tableau qui est si beau il est presqu'irreel. La composition est exquise jusqu'a cette vache qui se retourne vers nous juste au bon moment.

Very surreal shot, one that you might expect to feel while on psychedelics. The cow really tops this image off for me. Great work.

morning john, this is amazing, one of the best from you that i have seen, that cow makes this image great, what an eye you have - excellent capture;
have a nice week, jerzy

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2005-11-21 4:09]

Hi John

Superb mood & atmosphere, accentuated by the fog. The cow adds an almost surrealistic view. Good work!

Excelelnt shot, made really great by the cow, very well seen and executed.

Bonjour John
Belle composition dans le brouillard avec cet arbre en 1er plan et cette vache solitaire.
Bon travail.

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2005-11-21 4:51]

Hi John,
excellent foggy atmosphere, a cow is a bit strange in this place.
Good compo, I like the vertical trunks.
Well done

Goedemorgen John,
Prachtige capture van de herfstlijke en mistige sfer,goede perspectief tussen de boomen en de twe koen maaken het zeker uitstekend.
Prettige week,

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  • Yffic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 927 W: 18 N: 1256] (6106)
  • [2005-11-21 5:18]

J'aimes vraiment beaucoup cette photo !!!

L'ambiance, la composition, les couleurs, tout y est !!!

Par contre, je ne sais pas si c'est la compression jpeg ou un abus de filtre sharpen mais on voit des artefacts sur les cotés des arbres.....

Hallo John,
Mooi zachte kleuren in deze mistige morgen, leuk je shuchtere ochtend acteur half vershlen achter de boom met een blik naar jou toe van 'wat moet dat nou ?'

Fijne zachte kleurtonen en mooi grafish gebruik van de boomstammen als herhaling in gradiants.

Hello John.
Amazing view.
Cow is asked: what am i doing here?


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  • naxius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2004 W: 95 N: 2342] (16685)
  • [2005-11-21 9:56]

Hi John,
Excellent shot with lot of humour!
I like the way this cow is completly alone..She seems to looking for the other cows!
Really good.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-11-21 10:51]

Hi John,
Outstanding composition. The mist, the mysterious trees, and the feature of the lone cow all come together in this amazing shot. I also love the texture of the grass. This shot will go straight to my favourites, John. Well captured. The ambience is palpable.

Hi John,
Very intresting photo. The fog is here magic and this cows... ; ) Super idea. Regards, Michael from Poland.

Wow John,
You have a way with nature shots... Wonderfully executed. Love it! The cow in the frame adds to the ambience. noce sharpness and the fog is superbly captured
One of my favourites for sure.

John, i like the opacity and the natural darkness of this picture. The scene is great, i like too, the interpretation and the grass saturation. well done!

A fine autumnal painting, John, in which the cow strikes a nice pose amidst the fog-engulfed trees. The ambience of the foggy morning is ideally rendered with the way in which the visibility gradually diminishes towards the background.

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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-21 13:26]

Dag John,

stilletjes hoop ik dat er deze week nog enkele mistdagen komen voor foto's. Deze morgen bevoorbeeld kwam de zon door de mist en leverde mooie beelden op bij de bomen bij ons huis, maar ja, ik kwam uit de nacht en moest het beddeke in... O ja : je foto... prachtwerk, John. Het koetje erbij is een mooi extraatje.



Hi John,
Very nice foggy picture, well masterd here.
I'm not su sure about the cow, it looks lost fore ssure, but just close to the tree, maybe too close.

This is fairy-like, like it isn't a real landscape with this cow, a strange place for the cow, looking at you/us, saying: Come into my dream.....
This is beautiful, John !

Hi, what a wonderful foggy mood:))))))
It looks for me very surreal, like the scene in notexisting, vanoshing forest...

Very nice to see and admire...and imagine...


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9293 W: 57 N: 15725] (58232)
  • [2005-11-21 17:52]

Goedenavond John,
Die ene koe in dit mistige en ook vrij donkere landschap doet het wel heel goed, vooral ook omdat hij zich net omdraait. Mooi werk.

scene from a tale

Superb picture. Wonderful composition.
The colors are perfect.
Thanks for sharing. Uğur

Oh, surreal! Terrific. Even though it must've been chilly out there, the image has something warm about it. Congrats!

What a stunning shot John. I can see why you only waited a day to post this masterpiece. The fog and cows have a wonderful interplay and you captured everything about it perfectly. Again you've found some good depth. Superb work John!!

Bonjour John,
Tu vois, je me lève tôt pour admirer les belles photos des amis ;o))
Originale ton image avec cette vache qui n'a pas l'air surprise d'être mémorisée. Très simple mais très réaliste. C'est très bon mon Ami !

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  • sarju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1045 W: 50 N: 1260] (5324)
  • [2005-11-22 0:13]

Hi John
Fog shots are always my favourites
what a nice atmosphere you have captured in this photo ... wow ... this is a very good photo.
Good inclusion of the cow
This photo seems to be so very full of life .. as if something is going to happen anytime soon
Mystical place
tfs ... regards ... sarju

Bonsoir John,
Qui pourrait résister à une telle photographie, qui pourrait ne pas la trouver belle, qui pourrait critiquer son cadrage et sa qualité ?
Certainement pas moi ! Une photographie où la beauté transperce la brume qui s'élève doucement au-dessus des bois.

Hi John,
Splendid and awesome misty atmosphere capture in a fantastic composition and enquadrement for composition. Possible one of your best ones !!! All is perfect in this foggy scenery. The cow is a great adition and she is looking to you. Fine luminosity and a great, great wonderful work.

Congratulations and BRAVO.
Best to you.

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2005-11-22 4:36]

dis donc elle doit s ennuyer dans ce brouillard!!! bravo en tout cas pour aller prendre des clichés par ce temps, superbe image en tout cas, j aime beaucoup et cette vache donne de la vie.. merci

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2005-11-22 5:01]

The little cow is just a wonderful details here John. A very 'pro' inclusion - like it was a kind of ad for some milk products. Excellent mist mood - vera extraordinaire total result.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2005-11-22 7:59]

Dit is waarlijk schitterend! Ik heb er geen andere woorden voor: prachtig en perfect!!! By the way: ik heb gisteren een investering gedaan: 350D gekocht en als een klein kind al mee aan het spelen geweest. Groetjes.

Hi John, I like this fun picture. The cow was doing hide-and-seek game with you in the fog. A nice moody picture. You have well made use the fog to make this picture like a painting. I enjoy it. Well done.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2005-11-22 12:03]
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Bonjour John
Même avec cette épaisse brume cette composition est très appréciable. C'est une très belle image

Vous avez écrit :"I have used a monopod"
A 1/1000 s vous pouvez rester sans crainte contre l'effet de bougé.
Le risque apparait à partir d'une vitesse inférieure à 1/50 s pour une focale de 55 mm et 1/18 s pour le zoom réglé à 18 mm.

quelle est belle cette photo !
la brume, les tronc d'arbres, ces couleurs avec une ambiance feutrée et puis cette cache au mileu de nulle part !

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9852 W: 157 N: 16028] (126375)
  • [2005-11-22 17:21]

Hi John!
Fantastic morning fog!
I like the composition and frame. Good colours and perspective. Very impressive picture.

Great mood and very clear with this heavy morning fog, the trees stand nicely. The cow add life to the scene, beautiful John, thanks for sharing.

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  • HOBO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
  • [2005-11-24 2:43]

Good morning John,
well, cold temperatures and fog come more often now...
But you demonstrate in a fine way to see to positive on those days!
Well done!

ps how did you manage to pose the cow in this hiding way ;-)

Hello, John!
I just love the atmosphere that You have presented on this picture. Fantastic fog and the cow, looking little disturbed by being photographed. I like the trees fading in the fog. Very interesting shot, John!

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  • bazal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2104 W: 106 N: 2261] (7900)
  • [2005-11-24 3:18]

Hi John, and congratulations for this great shot. The cows gets out of the haze as a ghost. The atmosphere is both strange and funny. A very unusual combination. many thanks for sharing !

Dag John,
Prachtige photo. Dankzij de mist schitterende kleuren.
Voor de liefhebbers van de muziek groep uit de 70 jaren "Pink Floyd", dit doe me echt denken aan de cover van hun LP "Atom Heart Mother"

Hallo John,
Mooi bijna abstract beeld. Met koeien perfect, maar ik denk dat ik in dit geval de foto nog mooier (grafischer en abstracter) zonder deze beesten had gevonden.
groet Rob

Hallo, John. Er heerst een zeer mooie atmosfeer in dit beeld met de bomen die geleidelijk in de mist verdwijnen. Een mooie groene kleur op de voorgrond en de koe die een beetje contrast brent in de overheersende kleuren.

Hi John,
Very beautiful shot. Amazing. A favorite of mine now! In my opinion, the cow is making it even more impressive. Wow! I'm speachless (pretty hard situation when you want to write a "critic"!). Perfect composition, excellent point of view. A perfection. Sorry for that stupid critic, but I just want to tell you that I really like this one!

Hello John, the fog makes for a really atmospheric shot. The trees lead us into the picture... but to what? That's for our imagination. It's looks like there are maybe a couple of people out there somewhere in this sea of mist. Well, anyway, forget all that. This pic is worth a green smiley just for the perfect cow. It stands and looks at us over its shoulder so nonchalently.

Hello John
it could be a simply pic of a foggy morning ... but you captured a big detail ... this cow that tried to hide behind the tree ! I miss a good picture two weeks ago : a cow stand behind a wall, hiden by this wall, and the farmer was walking in opposite way ... it was like a game 'Find me if you can !'
Good and pleasant compo
Regards, hugues

Une ambiance surréaliste pour cette vache qui erre comme un fantome. La photo est vraiment belle, j'aime ce brouillard bien pris avec les arbres de plus en plus effacés en s'éloignant et le vert de l'herbe qui devient la seule couleur. Merci du partage !

Hello John

Well I am very late for this one :-( i am not sure that i can add an interesting comment anyway i can say that the mood is very interesting, i like it a lot.

Indeed a fantastic foggy view,very amazing and very dreamy and like I see it in nightdream !
The cow is extra here and great,very beautiful scene,very mystrious but poetic and nice,in a great way captured and composed with thos vertical lines of the trees,wonderful result,John,Congrratulation,I like it a lot,


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  • ishai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 643 W: 100 N: 308] (4097)
  • [2005-12-03 16:13]

Hi John,
Your perspective is amazing here between the trees making our yes follow infinity
The fog and the cow looking at are both a bonus from the camera gods

They must like you ( the gods)

Well done
I wouldn’t like to bump in to this cow while bicycling in the fog (ha ha )


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  • partha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1318 W: 85 N: 1306] (14023)
  • [2005-12-04 14:08]

Very misty. The inclusion of the cow is a great idea.
Well done.

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  • Jaku Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 357 W: 106 N: 223] (6812)
  • [2005-12-26 2:30]

Great picture with misty climate.
The cow in frame there is excellent.
Nice all portfolio.


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  • eeedi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 52 W: 1 N: 26] (820)
  • [2006-05-14 16:47]

hi john,
really nice picture! the fog, the colours, the lined up trees and the cow looking at us give this picture something of a surreal feel. it's one of my favorite pictures ever.

Hi John,

A good POV of the trees, the cow and the road, the fog is giving a special effect to the photo. It has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Bonjour John,
Waouh! quelle image!
Les couleurs, la brume et cette vache à moitié cachée qui te regarde.
Excellente composition, bravo!

Good morning John,
Beautiful forest scenery with lone cow in the fog.
An immaculate view of the trees, super sharp pic. inspite the silkey texture of the dense fog.
Well managed the difficult light and white-balance.
Enjoy a nice weekend,

Hi John,
A very "mist"erous photo with delicately veiled converging lines.

Dobro vece gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled ujutru, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana zelena trava i drvece u magli, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa kravom u magli.
Lepa priroda ujutru sa maglom.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima, snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening, sir.
Interesting and beautiful view in the morning, a good text ...
Good work, nice demonstrated green grass and trees in the fog, a good contrast and perspective, nicely captured the moment with the cow in the fog.
The beautiful nature in the morning with fog.
A good article on the technique and the elements, the recording.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2017-10-19 9:44]

Hi John
La brume donne un côté mystérieux, la vache ajoute un plus a la composition, magnifique réalisation
Belle soirée

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2018-06-21 13:11]


a magical view, the row of trunks losing themselves inside the tick fog and the calf watching you. very beautiful and poetic result.

take care


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