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Ingelmunster O IVa

Ingelmunster O IVa
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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: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-07
Categories: Castles
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, Impressive Shots, My best of 2006 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-21 2:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the second picture of the castle out of West-Vlaanderen in Ingelmunster, a village between Bruges and Kortrijk
I took my camera I saw a very beautiful castle, it’s a burg castle with a lovely riverfront around the castle.
I took this picture out of this angle for have great perspective again, also can see a fisherman to left, later maybe a third picture of this castle.

Have a nice day.

History from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia.

In the Middle Ages, Ingelmunster was, partly owing to its fortification, an important location in the castlery of Kortrijk (Courtrai) and the canton of Harelbeke. The village fiefdom came under the rule of the lords of Gistel after the House of Rode. It then became part of Burgundy and Cleves, and ultimately subject to the French throne.

The most famous royal resident of the village was Philip the Fair, King of France, who resided in the castle in 1297, five years before the Battle of the Golden Spurs. At that time, Philip was on his way to punish Bruges. The people of Bruges met him halfway with an offer of submission to his rule, on the condition that they be allowed to keep the relic of the Holy Blood. The French king accepted.

I hope you enjoy, thanks to all members for visit to my previous picture O Ingelmunster.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
7/10/2006 16:09:08
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Av( Aperture Value )
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Center-weighted averaging
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Oh, This is so nice. gorgeous image, thank you for all the technical details, it is always appreciated. Nice dept of field with the inclusion of the branch at top right. Very nice reflexions.

Hi John
Tu as tire un cadrage interessant de cette batisse tres carree qui aurait pu faire un cadrage ennuyeux. Superbe lumiere aussi.

Hi John,

Wonderful colors! the water reflection is great and the contrast, green...blue... are excellent!


A nice variation on your recent very successful photo, John. The combination of wide-angle lens and your shooting towards the corner of the building gives a strong perspective impression, and the reflection is well included to instantly double the impact. Color saturation seems slightly high but overall it is a pretty sight indeed. Greetings from Kyoto.

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  • ohe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 455 W: 40 N: 302] (2334)
  • [2006-11-21 3:10]

Dear John,
Very nice framing for this charming composition!
Reflection is very well captured.
Thanks for sharing,
- Olivier -

Wow John,
What a glorious composition. The reflections are magical and the image is beautifully clear. Thank you for sharing.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 458 W: 115 N: 422] (3004)
  • [2006-11-21 3:27]

Bonjour John,
j'aime beaucoup cette image pour plusieurs raisons. D'une part cette petite teinte rosée du batiment, le reflet. D'autre part, l'effet un peu fuyant obtenu avec le grand angle.


Hi John
Beautiful compo and colours and POV using the reflections there.

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2006-11-21 3:39]

Hi John. Impressive building made even more magnificent thanks to your composition.Wonderful reflection in the water and very effective shadows on the building itself. The deep green is a dramatic contrast against the less strong colours of brick, tree and sky. Regards. Klaudio.

This is a lovely subject: I remember your previous post and I must say that one was one of my favourites with its dark mood. Here you present it with sun and blue sky: I must admit the scene is fascinating. The reflections in the lake are perfect. Good light and definition.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2006-11-21 3:55]

Great shot, so sharp, with beutiful colours and reflections. A true pleasure to look at. Thanks. Congratulations.

Hallo John,
Hadden wij dit mooie kasteel al niet eens eerder gezien op uw projecten?
De diepe intense kleuren doen wij denken aan het al oude dia tijdperk waar ik soms ozo naar terug verlang. Zwaar contrast, uitstekende verzadiging, schitterend.
Detailering is erg hoog, net als het spel met shaduw en licht waardoor er een diepte ontstaat.
Mooie foto John...prima werk.
Groet, Henk

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14481 W: 1045 N: 29259] (138344)
  • [2006-11-21 4:10]

Hi John

I like the right angled pov, & superb color, sharpness, saturation, & reflections. Tfs!

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2006-11-21 4:34]

Mooie stille reflectie, John, die zowat het hele meer vult. Prachtige samenstelling en kleuren ook.
Groeten Gerrit

Hi John,

A good POV of the castle of the forest, of the sky and their reflection in the water which is giving a special effect to the photo. It has a good composition, perspective and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Wonderful place, the look is fantastic, a beautiful postcard. I love reflections very much. Good job, well done.

Hello John,
A nice composition with good saturated colors and nice framing with the around leaves.
The texture of the building seems little strange with all the circles.

Hi John,
Wonderful effect, colours, light and composition, congratulations.

Hi John

great shot here, great colors and a nice pov

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-11-21 6:37]
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Hi John!
I must say I can't imagine a better way to show this object, so good your photo is. I like the lines, the reflexion, colours, details... I mean, wow!
To my faves.

Hij is fraai John,
mooie viswater, goede compositie, prachtig genomen, goed perspectief, zeer fraaie pov. Ik doe geen verwachtingen uitspreken, want af en toe begrijp ik er geen mallemota van. zeer goed werk.
gr. jaap

Hello John -

The master of reflections has posted again. Just beautiful! The composition is very pleasing and easy on the eye. Exposure is spot on with excellent depth and sharpness. After looking at the image for a few moments I finally saw the couple on the shore fishing - what nice surprise. Well done John!

Thank you for sharing


Woooh excellent, wonderful, perfect, very very nice, everything is great here.

Dag, John. Een mooie foto van dat kasteel te Ingelmunster. Goede voorgrond met de bladeren die diepte creëren. De oever hebt u zeer goed gebruikt om perspectief te scheppen. Mooie reflecties op het water en een diepblauwe hemel.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2006-11-21 11:46]

Hi John,
its simple critique for me. great point of view, incredible clear reflection and nice composition my friend. all thinks are okay . congratulations. greetings.
my overall evaluation -> ****

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  • lukie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-21 12:48]

Dag John,

mooi genomen die foto, zo ziet men twee gevels van het gebouw. De vissers aan het water mogen er ook best wezen.



hi john
very striking image indeed, very attractive and beautiful, the use of wide angle is perfect, i will say : a masterpiece.

best regards

Goedenavond John, what attracted me to the picture, even in the thumbnail, is this excellent sharp angle from which you took the shot, this and the wide angle lens allows to show the double perspective. I like also the favourable light and how you framed the castle and its clear reflection with the tree branches. Very good shot!


Salut john,
Encore un très beau cadrage dont tu as le secret. Les couleurs sont chatoyantes et le piqué au top.
Merci du partage

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  • gramma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 436 W: 96 N: 621] (3519)
  • [2006-11-21 16:44]

Hello John,

Very impressive photography. The effect of the great angle is here absolutly beautiful. Well done !


Hi John,
What a great composition...
Excellent colors, details and superb reflections.
Nice work.
Best regards. Uğur

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  • lukas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 61 N: 285] (2067)
  • [2006-11-21 17:31]

Ha John
Dit is weer een pareltje hoor! Ik vind dat je als maar beter met die lens kunt werken. En wat een diepte! Heel scherp en prachtige weerspiegelingen. Ook de kleuren zijn heel natuurgetrouw vind ik. Ik hou ook van de donkere voorgrond en de omkadering met bomen.
Schitterende foto.
Veel groeten uit Halle.

Dag John,

zoals gezegd vind ik deze nog iets mooier. Vooral de kleuren vind ik iets overtuigender en ook de visser geeft net dat beetje extra.



Bonjour John, voici une réflexion parfaite de ce château, la présentation est très classique mais sans défaut, je ressens un grand soin dans l'exposition et les couleurs, ce faisant les détails et les subtiles variations de teinte sur le revêtement de la façade sont fort bien perçues et fort esthétique, très belle image ou comme c‘est le cas ici laisse apparaître le sujet dans toute sa splendeur, j'aime bien l’ombre des arbres qui participent à l’encadrement artistique de cette image, encore une belle image ou la lumière réchauffe la pierre et dope les couleurs, bien amicalement

Hi John. Wow oh wow is this fantastic! The clarity and focus are both just so impressive. Also the reflections are splendid and the colors are so rich. I could look at this all day! Wonderful shot John!!

Hi John
You have innumerable structures which provide lovely reflections.This one also has given you perfect reflection.Greens are lovely and ofcouse blue sky.TFS

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 443 W: 48 N: 610] (3335)
  • [2006-11-22 2:14]

Amazing green
Hy John
I like the lens effect here, makes the building come ahead, from the great soft green nature and blue sky!
Regards, M....

One side of the building ( reflection included) is stopped by the sk the other by teh grass and this is in a nice proportion.
Beautiful also for the left side leading to sitting people this is a good gran'angle.
I like it
Jean Michel

Bonjour John,
C'est une composition et un cadrage parfaits qui mettent bien en relief l'architecture sobre mais classique de ce batiment dans son environnement champêtre.
L'angle de vue est aussi bien choisi pour nous donner ces reflets qui rehaussent la beauté de la vue.
Well done, bravo John,

You found the perfect POV to photograph this scene. The diagonals of the river bank and the roof of the house stretching across the photo are wonderful. Great perspective, perfect exposure. A beauty.
Best wishes

Hello John,
Perfect reflexion and framing here. I like this POV and the colors of the castle. Excellent shot.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2006-11-22 4:35]

Hi John,

A amazing composition, I like very much this photograph. A wonderful clearness with great colors. The depth of this image is very efficient. Good composition, cheer John and thank you for sharing.

Best regards,


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  • HOBO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 29 N: 1057] (5282)
  • [2006-11-22 5:02]
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Good morning John, a colorful reflected view on this castle surrounded by forest. Did you made any distortion correction?

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2006-11-22 5:49]

Hello John,
Under another angle, with different colors and a composition, I find this picture quite as excellent as the first.
Thanks for sharing


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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2006-11-22 6:28]

Hi John!!!!!

This is how a reflection picture has to look!!!! Wow it`s a delightful to see examples like this, ones makes love photography to be able to see pictures like yours.
Great one, obviously, it doesn´t seem a picture, it seems I am right there watching it with my eyes!!!!

Great great job John, my sincere congratulations.

Have a nice day friend ;-)


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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2006-11-22 6:59]

Hello John,

Les reflets de ce batiment dans les eaux du lac donnent un très bel effet à l'image ! La perspective que tu as créée est très forte et est l'élément fort de cette photographie !
Bien vu.



Hi John,
Great shot, good sharpness. Nice scene with beautiful blue & green tones and reflections. Superb work... Thanks. Congratulations my friend. Regards...
Ali Rıza

Hi John!
Spectacular landscape with excellent colors, splendid POV, perfect sharpness and luminosity. I like the way you frame this picture.
Well done!
TFS and my best wishes,

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2006-11-22 12:50]

Hi John, wonderful image with mirror reflection.
excellent colours and quality, great POV and note.
thanks, ciao

Dag John,
Weer zo'n treffer. Ik zal de 2 puntjes bij geven dat je ot 100 komt, maar de foto verdiend er veel meer.
Ik hou van de POV dat je gekozen heeft met de hoek vant het gebouw die het iets agressief maakt en de twee wanden zijn mooi voortvluchtig.
Schitterend werk

Dag John,
Beautiful image! Splendid colors, great pov, wonderful details, lovely reflection in the water: an excellent composition. Bravo!

bonjour dear john
wonderful chateau and reflection.wonderful omposition and colours.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Marvelous, bucolic naturalistic scenery with that castel in the water and the two fisherman on the shore. There is some interesting pattern on the largest wall of the castle what is it? Reflections from the water or from the processing?
Have a great day, Peter

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2006-11-23 2:58]

Hi John,
great view, good composition, beautiful colours and reflections, interesting note. Friends all told You. I like this job, too.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi John

Perfect reflexion and great compo to building. I like the perspective and very nice pov. Wonderful work my friend.
Thanks for share.

Hi John! The reflections really made this shot stunning! Colors and sharpness are excellent as usual! Lighting is also very good! I agree with your diagonal POV! The people also added scale to the photo! Great capture! rgds.

Hi John,
Amazing shot you did !
This castle in cubic forme is very special in this nature landscape.
I like overall splendid reflects in water and the beautiful blue sky.
Have a nice day

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2006-11-23 6:12]

Hi John,
Nice compo, with wide angle giving good perspective, fine colors,framing, sharpness and POV.

Hello John
Amazing capture of the castle. Beautiful colours and reflections in the water. Great perspective. Perfect frame, but I wonder if it wouldn`t better to go a few closer and try to capture the roof of the castle?

Hi John,
You are the maestro of landcape composition. This is exceptional. Very lovely details and reflections of this castle. Colors are superb. Best wishes. Danilo

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2006-11-23 11:04]

Dag John. Ik heb het moeilijk om de beste te kiezen van het kasteel van Ingelmunster. Het is wederom een prachtige compositie vanuit een heel goed standpunt en met schitterende kleuren en reflectie. Ook die schaduw op de muren vind ik wel mooi. Magnifiek werk, John. Ben benieuwd of deze nog meer zal geapprecieerd worden...

Hi John.

Where's the first picture of this nice castle?
I like it's cubic look when the reflection is included.
I would have come closer to those people on the right and include them in the photo but on other though then the angle towards the castle would have been more ackward. Good framing with those branches above!

take care, Aleks

salut john
super photo graphique ou les reflets sont top, le cadrage bien choisi avec cette pointe qui vient vers le regard

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  • Marche Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 765 W: 67 N: 1080] (4307)
  • [2006-11-23 12:57]

Bonjour John,
Superbe ce choix de cadrage à angle droit. Belle architecture bien mise en valeur. Belles couleurs, reflets et netteté.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-23 14:12]

Bonjour John,
prise de vus spectaculaire. Une perspective déroutante, renforcée par le même jeu dans les reflets.
Il y avait mille et une façons de photographier ce chateau, tu as choisi la meilleure.
Bien à toi.

Hi John,
You do visit some beautiful places.i like how you have chosen to stand under the trees creating a more defined contrast in light.Nice choice of perspective creating a good angle of the impressive structure.Just the frame a bit bold.Beautiful colour...its got to be a favorite!
Regards, David

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2006-11-23 17:18]

Hello John,
very well captured wide-angle shot, with a great perspective. Very nicely framed with the branches. The light is very well managed and the shadows of the trees covering a part of the building's surface are very well seen. Very nice and well saturated colours and fantastic mirror reflections in the still water.
Very nice one! Tfs and best wishes.

Hi Jhon,

Excellent work, the compensation of the light is perfect, great change of lights and shades, the tones and colors have a great quality, I like the reflection in the water and the perspective of the scene, beautiful place and fantastic shot.


Hi John,
I find all your pictures with good dof and excellent perspective.This one is also very beautiful with the nature and the architecture rest is very nice.Tfs and regards,

Goedemorgen John, wat een heerlijke reflecties in dit beeld. De hoek waaronder u deze gemaakt heeft geeft een grote dynamiek en de diepe kleuren zijn zeer fraai en dat is het licht ook. Zeer sterk werk John!
Een prettig weekend uit een zonnig Rotterdam bij 7 graden.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2006-11-24 3:52]

Bonjour John,
Très jolie vue de ce superbe endroit.
De très belles couleurs et une lumière très agréable.
De beaux reflets dans l'eau et un tout bon cadrage.
Best regards

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-11-24 4:06]

Daag John
Taken from a good POV, this variation of your earlier successful photograph is beautiful. The perspective from the corner of the building alongwith the nice reflections and saturated colours makes this a visual treat. Uitstekend!
Groet van Indië

Hello John,
This is a great photo.All works so well for this composition.The subject,impresive with a big architectural interesting.The composition,from the best point.The colors and sharpnes,very well seen.And the reflections,just amazing.For sure a first rate work!

Have a nice weekend,

wow, i just missed this one, i've read it in your note of today photo. And i'm glad i've did it... this is absolutly fantastic, great composition, colors and sharpness.

What to say when it's so highly comment already?

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  • bazal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2104 W: 106 N: 2261] (7900)
  • [2006-11-24 16:36]

Hi John.
A great perspective under the blue sky of october. It reminds us the last sunny days we had in our Northern lattitudes and it's a very enjoyable thing. The architecture of this castle is interesting and finally, just beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Uitstekend werk met deze groothoek lens. Perfect! Wel een hele mooie. De piunten zijn wel degelijk verdiend.
prettig weekend


Salut John.
J'aime la double perspective de ce beau château qui se reflète majestueusement dans ce miroir que fait l'eau si calme. Le ciel est parfait et les couleurs sont superbes.
Un excellent cliché !

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2006-11-27 13:18]

Bonsoir John
Une luminosité très appréciable qui met en valeur ce château photographié à partir d'un très bon point de vue.
Je note qu'il y ade beaux paysages dans ce pays sur une surface réduite par rapport à la France.

Daag John,
that's a great shot. I like the saturated colours and the reflection of the castle.

Magic reflection John
Just perfect ! Incredible castle

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  • huynt Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 15 N: 931] (5079)
  • [2006-11-28 7:29]

Hi my fiend
Bravo for a great shot with the very impressvive composition in color light and reflection. Thank for learning and sharing enjoys

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2006-11-28 16:40]

That's one of your best shot : the pov, the depth, the light management, the frame (including the fishermen), the shadow on the castle... Everything is important and useful here. A lesson.

This is similar in composition to your 'acclaimed' Ingelmunster O III post, John, but I actually like this one better because of the better sky, contrast and saturation that you have achieved in this image. Wonderful light and shadow. Cheers . . . David

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  • hoorge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 11 N: 172] (1434)
  • [2006-11-29 15:45]

You stun me with these pictures.
The composition is great, pov, dof, and perspective is great too. Nice to have the branches on the top right and the shadows on the building. Nice and perfect reflection of the building in the water. Good sharpness and colors.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2006-11-29 17:56]

Hola John.
Excellent shot with great colors and an amazing reflection. Very good composition. Nice place. Thank you for sharing. Well done.

Hi John,
Impressive view of this castle ! Nice colors and great reflections on the water...I also like the presence of these persons on the left.
It's a very nice castle...

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2006-12-04 16:57]

Hi John

I like the inclusion of people to give us more atmosphere of this wonderful capture - thanks for sharing.


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  • Isab Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 20 N: 100] (865)
  • [2006-12-05 8:50]

Tes photos sont toutes très belles.
Celle-ci est spectaculaire, le reflet dans l'eau et les couleurs sont splendides.

Hi John,
This is a breath-taking photo, just beautiful, what a great captured
real nice

Hi John,
Wow !
This reflection is one of the best I've seen these times on TE.
Your exposure is perfect, and resulting colors are very pleasant.

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  • rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1133 W: 1 N: 3217] (9645)
  • [2006-12-21 20:14]

John, Belgium is such a heaven with its pastoral countryside as well as historical. The colors and the weather, make the subject just so stands out and well defined. You and family, have a nice Christmas John.

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  • pady Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 60 N: 445] (4800)
  • [2006-12-25 6:21]

A picture very well compoed. Wide angle good mastered. A quiet place inviting for walking or rest.
I wish you all my best

Excellent framing and reflexions. The castle itself is also very nice, and the colors very natural. Sharpness is also excellent.

All the best,


Hi John,
Can a photo be so beautifull? I cannot find words to describe my feelings. The colors, the composition, the pov, the reflections, the green, the blue, the neat focus... all in place, well balanced, just a great, wondefull work of art. Have a nice Sunday, best regards. Salvator.

Hi John, i let you this few words to say you that you are a monster, a monster photographer, your pictures are incredible, you reach almost a professionnal level with such posts. Of course i can't anything to the whole list of critics you had on this one but just few words from a young photographer who is amazed by such results. I've seen this one many many times and i'm still amazed each time i open it.
A Masterpiece.
All my congratulations

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  • Bandit Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 284 W: 28 N: 309] (2360)
  • [2007-01-17 13:32]

Excellente composition !! Les couleurs sont magnifique et le point de vue très bien choisi !!! Bravo !!!

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  • barni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1758 W: 87 N: 1981] (15751)
  • [2007-03-05 8:20]

Bonjour John
Magnifique reflet.
La zone d'ombre sur le château apporte du dynamisme à l'image.
Bonne journée

I can say "beautiful colours and composition" to any of your photos, and spend 30 seconds on that. However, I spend more minutes browsing your gallery, enjoying your photos.
The points are just matter of what picture I choose today... and today is this one: a beautiful wide angle composition. I don't like the frame though.

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2007-09-04 9:49]

Hallo John,

Deze had ik echt niet gezien, gewoon overgekeken volgens mij.
Het is zo een mooie foto, maar ik wil niet kritisch zijn maar de bruine kader past daar niet bij.
Maar voor de rest een prachtig werk uit West-Vlaanderen genomen.


On a tout...une vue puissante, une compo au poil, des couleurs superbes, que demander de plus??? ah si un reflet sublime!!!

Hello John,
What a shot ! Great. I enjoyt the perfect exposure.
Lovely colours. Sharp. Very well done.
Best regards,

Hi John, great POV and perfect use of 16mm lense. Very nice photo and great place! Perfect job!
Why you didn't post new photos?

TFS and regards,

Hi John,

this is a great classical of your style. Your POV, your reflection, your architecture, your colors.

Very well done!


Lets use Greek language, might have been the World Language as a lot of people non Greeks say!

Καλημέρα John.
Αυτή η φωτογραφία σε αντιπροσωπεύει! Είναι το αγαπημένο είδος σου.
Η επεξεργασία και η διαχείριση του φωτός είναι εξαιρετικές. Οι σκιές των δέντρων που πέφτουν πάνω στο κάστρο κάνουν ελκυστικότερο το αποτέλεσμα. Η ευρεία γωνία που κάλυψε ο φακός σου μας έδωσε την δυνατότητα να γνωρίσουμε τον χώρο πολύ καλά. Η γωνία λήψης καθώς και η αντανάκλαση στο νερό καθορίζουν την τελειότητά της.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2009-06-05 8:15]


very nice view. I liked the way you framed the place, excellent pov, fabulous light and reflections. The colors and the natural mood produced a nice frame to the building and its beautiful architecture. well done



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  • Amaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2921 W: 346 N: 2836] (11475)
  • [2009-06-28 1:41]

Hello John,
I like very much your captures with a "mirror" effect.
You have a lot of rivers and canals in Flandry (I had an opportunity to visit some areas with bike).

Great job, my friend!!

Best regards,

Wonderful wonderful shot! The colours, composition and reflections are at their best. I love the pov. May be it would have been nicer if the fisherman was on a boat on the calm river in front of the castle. Thanks for sharing such a charming picture.


Hello John,
I must say you have old posted pic. on TE I never saw, and here is a magnificent one i found in your portfolio.
Great reflection on fabulous bright and natural colors.
Outstanding facaed facing the waterfront.
Enjoy a nice weekend,

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o starom dvorcu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto i dvorac ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i dvorac, lepe boje.
Lepo ulovljen trenutak sa refleksom na vodi.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening, sir.
A good article about the old castle, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the place and the castle ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast, nice place and shown castle, beautiful colors.
Beautifully captured moments with reflex on the water.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hello John,
The castle looks as though it's floating on the water. Built right in the water, I see. Its reflections are wonderful.

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