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Red evening XI

Red evening XI
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24387 W: 523 N: 40784] (175510)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/8 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2006 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-25 5:28
Viewed: 2573
Points: 178
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Merry Christmas to all TE members, I hope that all people want peace in world.
I took this picture almost during the sunset, this is a very difficult picture through back light of the sun.
I want this placing for the composition and again a great perspective create.
Damme the city of us TE friend Hendrik (hdl) where strolls and biking a very great pleasure can are, certainly in the summer along the different canals in this region.

I hope you like it!

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19/12/2006 17:28:55
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Center-weighted averaging
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16.0 - 35.0mm
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Hi John,
Merry christmas to you and your family.A splendid view with great colors.Nice reflection in the water.
Have a good day John.
Best regards

Hi John,
* Merry Christmas * for you and with your family too.
Very nice picture and beautiful point of view.
I like the range of clareté in the image, very good shot..!
Best regards,
Amitié incère de Bruxelles...!

Dah John, a classic landscape today with a deep perspective and a clear focal point and also a "point of departure" - the house. I like how the grass joins the tree reflections.

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Hello John, Merry Christmas to you, splendid picture! Very nice reflection in the water, this photo is really like I imagine Flanders!
Best regards

Merry Christmas to you too, John. A beautiful mood with the way in which the haze and the light blend into this diffusely colorful mixture. Good use of the wide lens and a fine angle with the diagonal composition and allowing to add the reflections of the mill and the building. Lovely work, I like it.

it is marvelous shot against thew light well done dear thanks for sharing.

Heay John,
Merry christmas to you and your family
very very beautiful
i like the lines, trees and the reflection of all
faidin into the fog
very artistic

Hi John
Lovely light and colours. Great composition with these reflections.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 913 W: 23 N: 338] (3233)
  • [2006-12-25 6:19]

Bonjour John,
Joli tableau ! De superbes couleurs ! Un grand bravo. Joyeux noël et bonne fin d'année.

Hello John,
Merry christmas to you and you family.
Well I now that place now, I like the composition and the colors, but not the burned sky.

Hi John,
Ik kan het best begrijpen dat deze foto moeilijk te maken is.Ondanks het tegen licht heb je toch het voorgrond heel fijn kunnen presenteren.
Groeten uit Spanje en merry xmas,Alberto

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2006-12-25 6:38]

Hi John,
great landscape, well composition and colours. Peaceful mood. I like it.
Thank You, I send You all the best in Holiday of Xmas, too.

Bonjour, mon ami John,
Tout d'abord, je tiens à vous remercier pour votre très gentille carte, cela m'a beaucoup touché. La photo jointe était très jolie.
Ici, encore, vous nous faites bénéficier de vues où la beauté se fait grande et difficile à réaliser. J'aime ce moulin au loin qui semble s'évaporer pour quitter 2006 et nous revenir prochainement pour la nouvelle année.
Joyeuses fêtes, du bonheur à profusion pendant toute l'année!

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  • ton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 11] (82)
  • [2006-12-25 7:17]

Hi John! Very dramatic photograph you have here. you totally captured the quiet mood. nice contrast. amazing place indeed and the reflection is perfectly captured.

Hi John,

A very nice photo of the canal and of the house with the sun giving special colors to the photo. It has a good composition, perspective and nice colors. A Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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  • imrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1165 W: 62 N: 1264] (4)
  • [2006-12-25 7:54]

Hi John,
very nice view, the canal is nicely placed here, very good contrst between colours warm vs cold!!!
Have a nice Christmas!

Salut John, un joli paysage et une belle lumière. Je te souhaite un Joyeux Noël

Hallo John,
Geen gemakkelijke locatie i.v.m het licht, maar ik zie dat u er iets heel bijzonders hebt van gemaakt. Erg moeliijk, maar juist daarom een uitdaging en hij is prima geslaagd. De overstraling links stoort mij geenzins, hij creert zelfs een bepaald dieptebeeld naar rechts toe.
Mooi hoe die overgang verloopt naar wit, geel, oranje and zo naar het blauw...prima werk.
Fijne dagen, Henk

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9345] (52961)
  • [2006-12-25 8:15]

Dag John,
geen witte kerst voor ons maar wel een mooie mistige. Prachtige plaat.
Eeen gelukkige tijd voor u en de uwen,

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2006-12-25 8:39]

Hola John.
Merry Christmas to you and your family and good health, peace, prosperity and love
in the new year to come.
Your picture is very well captured with great perspective and depth. A difficult shot but you got very good results. The reflection is great and the fog give your shot a nice early morning effect.
Well done. TFS.

Hij loopt als een trein John.
mooie foto, alles is al gezegd denk ik. Het mooiste vind ik echter de kritiek van Didier.
groet John.

Hi John!
Pleasant composition with lovely and soft colors and splendid reflections on water surface.
Nice perspective, too.
TFS and Merry Christmas!

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2006-12-25 11:17]

Merry Christmas to you John! All the very best to you and yours this Season. May God bless your health in keeping your hands strong, your mind sharp, and your heart tender to the wonderful and amazing things in life. And of course may your eyes stay sharp to keep bringing us wonderful photos from your corner on the TE globe!

Hello John,
I like the perspective of the canal, the mill in the background, and the superb reflexions in the water. Very nice shot indeed.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-25 13:12]

Hello John,
attention, tu es en train d'attrapper une carperite aigûe.
On voit bien cette brume et j'aime ce moulin qui émerge de cette forte lumière et dans les couleurs vives.

Merry X'mas to you.


hi john
again a jewel coming from your magic box; thanks john and merry christmas to you and family.

best regards

Hi John,

Merry christmas and a very happy and wonderfull new year to you.

Great photo that has a lot of charm.

All the best - Paul

Dag John,

Een prachtige foto met een mystieke sfeer,
de helle lucht achter de molen versterkt
dat nog.
Het moet daar op dat moment mooi fietsen
geweest zijn.
Uw foto genomen daar in buurt : Two cyclists
F IX mag er ook zijn , maar ik zou toch het
liefst deze ondergaande zon tegemoet fietsen.

Groeten, Hans

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41242)
  • [2006-12-25 14:33]

Hi John, excellent image with a wonderful foggy light and mood.
great POV and excellent quality.
thanks, and Merry Xmas and Happy New Year, ciao

Merry Christmas John -

I really want to like this image but the highlights in this image are bit strong for me. I like how you have been able to control most of the difficult lighting and have detail throughout the image. The red hue around the trees is also interesting. The signature reflections in this image are perfect and the rising mist adds depth and a bit of mystery to the image. Well done.

Thank you for sharing


salut john
une brume matinale du plus bel effet, les reflets dans l'eau sont bien capturés, un endroit qui respire la nature pure, bravo
joyeux noel

Hi John, Merry Christmas to you ! Very beautiful picture for this special day, nice contrast between the sky and the green grass, georgous reflection, well seen...Best wishes !

Really pretty shot, John; that red at the perfect place against the windmill and trees is really beautiful and special; the green grass triangle in the foreground has superb light too; excellent photo, well done! Daniel

Hi John,
Very well captured and composed shot of a great mood and pleasant atmosphere.
Good lighting and fantastic colors.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Uğur

Hi John,
Too lovely on this red evening!
great composition with colour and clarity

- Wonderful sunset with amazing colors and light, the mirror effect is superb, well done!

*End this year of 2006 merrily

Hi John,
A picture perfect setting, beautiful colours. Its not easy shooting against the sun but you did so with perfection. The orange glow and the windmill emerging out of it is really the highlight for me.
Best Wishes For The New Year

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 443 W: 48 N: 610] (3335)
  • [2006-12-26 3:25]

just perfect all about it...
regards, m.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-12-26 4:21]

Dag John
Superb mellow colours in this wonderful image..excellent diagonal perspective leading us to the windmill against the setting sun. The reflections in the far end of the canal & the green grass in the FG create a wonderful effect.
Wishing you a very happy festive season
With Regards

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14246 W: 1033 N: 28513] (135656)
  • [2006-12-26 4:54]

Hi John

Marvellous linear perspective, afforded by the receding canal, with good colour, sharpness, & silhouettes / graphism of the tree & windmill. Tfs!

Bonne Année John pour vous et tous ceux que vous aimez.
Un paysage qui s'évanouit comme une année qui s'efface, un étonnant symbole pour se souhaiter des voeux.
Cette luminosité qui crée un magnifique jeu de couleurs..

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-26 6:41]

Hi John!
Great shot with a wonderful atmosphere.Good composition with the diagonal river,nice soft colors and good reflections.
Merry christmas to you and your family,

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2006-12-26 9:53]

Hello John,

Merry Christmas to you !
Une très belle image très réussie. La partie lumineuse est un peu grillée mais raisonnablement. Vu les conditions de lumière, tu t'en sort très bien !
Bravo !



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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2006-12-26 10:51]
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wonderful image.

the reflections are great. the reds are wonderful, the water is like a road to the sun ... the thing that strikes me the most is that you have taken this bright sun that I could have never attempted and instead of having a destroyed image you have used the sun to create an image of power and drama

Hello dear John,
very glad to see you and hear from you so kind !
and what a photo !
as always,full of visual enjoying for me to see your woks like here,wonderful dreamy fogyy situation and reflection in a fantastic perspective and atmosphere,very well composed and I like the bright part of the depth in far,excellent work,I love it,
and :
I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
As always a wonderful image.

Heel mooie compositie John!
Met de zon die op een schitterende manier het spectakel wat komt verwarmen.
Ik maak van de gelegenheid gebruik om je een allerbeste 2007 te wensen.

Hi John. Excellent photo. Again you have a lovely perspective in your photo. The bright sky to the left also draws the eye to the windmill. Well composed and captured. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

Hi John

Lovely atmosphere and great shot. I like the mystic sense. Well composed and great colours and lights too.

Merry Xmas

Salut John,
Une image pleine de bonnes choses, avec une belle composition, des couleurs variées avec une petite touche de coucher de soleil, et de jolis reflets surtout.
Kind regards from CALVI (18°C yesterday!)

Dag, John. Zeer goed perspectief met de oevers die ons naar de molen op de achtergrond leiden. De reflecties in het water zijn zeer mooi, evenals de kleurschakeringen in de hemel. De mist en de lage zon zorgen voor een wintersfeer.

I like this pursuit of the last one with misty mood in foreground and this time a light coming to the canal..;
Frisky and beautiful
jean Michel

Hi John,
amazing colours and lightning. A beautiful scenery. The reflections on the surface of the water are superb.
Best wishes,

Bonjour John, Très bon cadrage avec les arbres en enfilade le long des berges, ils sont extra, inutile de faire de longues phrases, je trouve cette photo tout simplement superbe,
cette image est attractive il s’en dégage une grande pureté, une photo que l‘on ne peut prendre sans connaître son boîtier sur le bout des doits, très belle mise en valeur des contrastes et de l'harmonie colorée sous cet éclairage étonnant, j'aime beaucoup cette brume qui entoure la scène assez subtilement, le résultat obtenu est surréaliste si on se dit que tu étais face au soleil, la netteté est extra, bien amicalement

Hi John,
I can say only "SPLENDID"...
Merry Christmas for you and with your family...
Ali Rıza

Merhaba John,
Great shot! The colours, perspective, light and composition are beautiful.
Greetings. Ahmet

Bonsoir John
Encore une tres belle image avec ce reflet, cette tres belle lumièere, les arbres et le moulin. C'est une composition très riche.

Hi John,
I think it is not possible to look at your photos and not be amazed with the beautifull work.
The depth, and the colors, the reflections and the mist are just amazingly beautifull.
Best regards. Salvator.

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2006-12-28 5:14]

Hi John,
very well captured shot with this fantastic light and mist. Very nice diagonal perspective, great reflections and amazing colours.
Tfs and I wish you a prosperous and happy New Year!

beautiful shot, I like the ,mist here, very good colours too, well taken as always

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9120 W: 57 N: 15313] (56744)
  • [2006-12-28 6:00]

Goedemiddag John,
Wat een prachtige foto van het einde van de dag. Het licht en de kleuren zijn werkelijk geweldig. De weerspiegelingen zijn ook zeer mooi en het is leuk om te zien hoe de takken van de bomen in het water zich vervlechten met het riet aan de oever. Zeer goed werk!


Splendid sight, this mill is magnificiently well placed, and the colors are superb,

But if the zone sun, is to burn, that does not remove anything with the beauty of this composition,


Hi John!
Very impressive evening! I like the reflection in the water and fog. Nicely composed view with great light.
Happy New Year!

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  • t0mmm1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 4 N: 782] (5442)
  • [2006-12-28 13:39]

Hi John,
wonderful shot and what a picture. I like how you have managed the exposition to obtain the visibility of the wind mill and the house. Then I also like the use of back light to make visible the fog over the canal. I like it very much.
Happy new year and may all your wishes come true!

Hi John,

Very nice picture. Nice splendid view with great colors. Nice reflection in the canal.
Merry christmas and happy new year!

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2006-12-28 16:03]

Hi John,

Another beautiful photograph which offers here a wonderful prospect to us towards this mill. The management of the light with this fog is excellent and gives a beautiful atmosphere to the image, this landscape is very pleasant and resting. A beautiful composition.

With greetings from Brittany,


Hi John, Lovely early morning landscape. The fog and reflection are highlights of this mighty fine composition. Happy New Year. Danilo

Hi John,
You have indeed caught some lovely light in this one.The contrast from left to right is wonderful and well captured.As always the composition is so good with the canal leading off and a perfect cut.Nice deep colours with a soft emotion.Well done and Seasons Greetings.
Regards, David

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2006-12-29 7:29]

Dag John. Magnifiek shot; een beetje surrealistisch zelfs, zou ik zeggen. Een beetje hard licht aan de linkse zijde maar voor de rest: super!

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 28 N: 398] (1903)
  • [2006-12-29 17:40]

Hi John,
Excellent morning landscape , with amazing light and mist.
Happy New Year

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-12-31 5:15]

Hi John!
This photo catches the eye right from the thumbnail. All the elements: fog, perspective, details, reflexion, interesting windmill - are beautifully arranged.
Happy New Year and many great photos to come!

Hello John,

And best wishes for a very Happy new Year.
I am not sure why we have not yet visited each other's portfolious, and I have the feeling that we are missing each other. Thanks for this incredible Dutch sunset.
Best - Izzet Keribar

Hi John,
I had got lost this picture, it is magnificent.
I like the setting, the diagonal of the canal that moves away with a great perspective, penetrating in the light of such a low Sun and with the red tones, in a good contrast with the rest of blue sky.
The house is an element that adds force to the image, as well as the fantastic reflections of the trees and the sky on the water.
Good work with the difficult lighting.

Hello John.
Just absolutely stunning. I'm absolutely in awe of your use of that damn Canon. The dynamic range of colors is brilliant...from the greens at the lower left; through the oranges and yellow, to the light blues of the upper right...perfect tonality. Aside from that the reflections are an asthetic marvel...
Regards friend, I hope you had a great holiday.

Beautiful shot John. I'm really enjoying your shots of Belgium, we were there a few years back. Take care, Don

Hi John!
This is a gorgeous and very spectacular photo! Its an excellent perspective and fascinating atmosphere. What a beautiful and particular lights! Splendid shot!
Thank you, nice days

Hello John !

Great ! Not enough "greatissimo" !
Many thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend !

John, je découvre cette photo de lever de soleil et je la trouve très belle avec la perspective, le moulin, la maison et les reflets le tout avec des couleurs superbes.

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2007-02-12 4:04]

Hi John.

Your landscape are real masterpieces and this is not an exception.
Light and composition are great.
Simple. Yes.
But great too.

Thanks for share.

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  • suhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 513] (3552)
  • [2007-02-14 7:18]

incredible atmosphere.
great shot, colours and view.
wonderful cadrage, composition and reflections.
very well done
tfs-best regards

very peacefull and nice lighting

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2007-02-23 1:55]

Looks like a master paiting !! Colors, sky, mill and house... That's a complete composition. And the usual impressive depth.

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  • sowhat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 1 N: 197] (1004)
  • [2007-03-22 12:53]

Thank you for this photo, great atmosphere, excellent composition.
I'll be visiting Belgium in May and I reaaly hope being able to visit this part(Damme).
Keep posting,

Good (red) evening, John, ther red is on the pic., of course.
The fogy far side, and the fabulous golden light made a great composition. A fine reflection collected as well.
Lovely photo, enchanting.

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-05-03 17:35]

HI John !!
you are the Master of the diagonals..... so prevalent in your compositions
This photo is excellent.......... the sky is still well illuminated but everything else is slowly moving into darkness.
Nice detail of the wind mill in the distance.
Have a nice week end

Hello John,
Sunset and mist combined with magical reflections, well done!

Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak sa maglom, dobar tekst ...
Lepa cestitka za Bozic ...
Lepo pokazano mesto na kanalu i trenutak, dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda i arhitektura, lep zalazak sunca.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka, vrlo poucno.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2016-04-16 5:56]

Dear John,
Another very beautiful image that reflects this lovely light, trees and the mill. This is a very rich composition.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10492 W: 174 N: 17813] (79105)
  • [2016-05-02 16:37]


impressive this perspective where the colors of sunrise and the fog created a magical mood, the presence of the canal, the typical house and the mill added lots of local spirit. TFS.



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