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Castle ten Berghe A XXIb

Castle ten Berghe A XXIb
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-27
Categories: Castles
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Architectural reflections in water, My favorite pictures, Impressive Shots, My best of 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-29 23:45
Viewed: 6504
Points: 228
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Again did I a bike trip after a advice of one of my friends, I found this castle on 15 mile of my home.
What a nice day for biking, and and also taking from pictures.
I knew this castle not, it's very difficult for finding between the big trees around this wonderful castle.
I took different pictures but chose this picture for the first image.

The location of this castle;
This maginificent medieval castle (renewed in 1880) is located in a dazzling park 35 ha, at a small step from Bruges (2 km), direction Knokke and the Coast (14 km). The local bus stops at 500m. at the end of the entrance. Quiet, rural and exclusive location.
Guestrooms for special occasions.

I hope you like it.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
27/08/2007 15:18:56
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Centerweighted average metering
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EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
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4368 x 2912
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Bonjour John
Superbe cliché de ce château élégant qui se reflète de belle manière. Tu l'as bien cadré et l'ensemble est très agréable au regard.
Bravo - merci pour le partage et bonne journée.

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  • Hellas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 177 N: 1334] (7063)
  • [2007-08-29 23:50]

Good morning John,
a wonderful post card! Very good contrast, colours as well as light management. Thank you very much for sharing.
My warmest regards,

Hello John
Perfect color and framing for this nice castle.
The water mirror is just perfect.

Bonjour John
cette image est splendide et parfaitement composée. La couleur de la brique est particulière
C'est une très belle image

Perfect shot and wonderful place..John.
I like how you managed the reflection on the lake. The Castle shown the beauty of europe architecture. Best quality and nice colours, thanks for showing this.


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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2007-08-30 0:24]

Dag John,
Prachtig dubbelportret van dit klassiek gelegen kasteel. Goede diepte en prachtige kleuren.
Groeten Gerrit

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  • maria Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 214 W: 21 N: 487] (3288)
  • [2007-08-30 0:31]

After having had a look at your gallery (discovered today), I would say that you are very keen on reflections like this.
The technical qualities of the image are superb.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14496 W: 1047 N: 29318] (138554)
  • [2007-08-30 0:31]

Hello John

Fantastic reflections in the lake, with wonderful, saturated colour, & superb sharpness. Good pov, with the warm colour of the castle nicely contrasting against the cooler blues. Well done!

Hi John.

Excellent reflection and colours! You're really lucky of living near these "jews".

Rgs, Oscar

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-08-30 0:48]

Cher John,
voici encore un superbe "portrait" de château dont tu as manifestement la recette.
Bien à toi

hi john,
long time no see...:-))
but i couldnt resist writing few words about this image...it is an unbelievable place illustrated with a perfect pprecission...the building looks unreal, beautiful...
best wishes, j.

bonjour dear john
wonderful pink castle and wonderful reflections.magnificent colours and clouds.
well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2007-08-30 1:30]

Hello John,
Une très belle photo de ce magnifique chateau dans son environnement. de superbes couleurs sous un tout beau ciel et une lumière parfaite.
Une photo très nette, un pov très bien choisi et un tout bon cadrage.
J'aime beaucoup
Best regards

Hello John. You are very creativ and make from nearly each motive a worth seeing photo. Also the today's photo is again a maximum performance. Best regards, Wolfgang.

I don't mind living for a day near the castle to admire this view live.:)
Are tents allowed?:))
Excellent POV.

Dag John,
very bright and impressing capture, well chosen POV to create a deep impression. The reflection of that very good details from the architecture are also great. A very nice place.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Prachtig John, heel goed geslaagd met die perfecte weerspiegeling in het water. Heel mooie kleuren, een waar meesterwerkje. Gefeliciteerd. John

Hi John,
Magnificent image, the atmosphere is fabled. I like the beautiful reflection and the fine details. Composition is splendid, clarity and lights excellent. Perfect shot, Congratulations. Have a nice day

Hallo John,
De 16m/m stand rekt alles wel heel erg op maar dat is nu juist het effect van een groothoek en dat is vooral hier mooi te zien. Ik houd hier wel van en samen met de prachtige diepe kleursetting is het ene heel mooie foto geworden.
Prachtige omgeving trouwens, misschien meot Vlaanderen toch maar bij Nederland aan dan kan Wallonie wel naar de Fransen ;-)
Fijene dag nog, Henk

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2007-08-30 3:08]

Bonjour John. Like your other photos of castles by the water, this one too is superb. The graceful castle and its reflection dominate the composition, yet the building does not intrude in the overall peaceful, natural setting.Beautifully captured with total mastery of exposure and composition. Amicalment. Klaudio.

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2007-08-30 3:18]

Hello John,

Malgré un centrage assez atypique de la composition, j'aime bien cette batisse rouge au milieu de cette verdure !
Le contraste est très bon !
Bien vu !



hi john,
once again , you have achieved a very nice composition,pure charm is there - loud and clear.
The shapes and reflection are quite appealing, The frame is flawless, you have captured everything in the proper way.

best regards

hij loopt lekker John, mag ook wel want hij is bijzonder mooi,
goede compositie, prachtige kleuren, mooie verdeling, uitstekend werk. bedankt nog voor de tips
groet Jaap

This is a great photo. Your composition is great with an excellent reflection. The reflection gives the photo nice depth and balance. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The photo has great contrast and light management.

Hi John
Very nice reflection and great colours,very good contrast,nice POV.
Excellent work.

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2007-08-30 4:42]
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Dag John. Ik wist dat er een kasteel was en ik weet het perfect staan, maar heb het nog nooit bezocht. Het is werkelijk prachtig hoe je het hebt op foto gezet; ik heb al een aantal schitterende kasteelfoto's van je gezien de laatste tijd (een nieuwe specialisatie?). Kun je dit kasteel eigenlijk bezoeken?

What an amazing capture this is of the castel. Beautiful colours and clarity of this shot. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hi John,

A nice image of the castle and of its reflection in the water, the photo has a very good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


hi JOhn, excelent shot , cleare, and good details, good strong mirroring and excelent beautiiful motive,.

Hello John,
It has proud pace this castle in the medium of this water level where not a wrinkle does not disturb its surface and the excellent reflection. Framing is very good as well as the colors. Cheer. Good Day

Hello Dear John,

This is spectacular in every respect. There is the sensational light, the placid water serving as a mirror, the colors are vivid, and the resolution as sharp as a razor. What makes this a little more special is the presence of the bridge that leads to the castle. Another element that make it so good is that in your composition you have included the reeds (grass) in the foreground.

Warm regards,


Hi John, i love when you post like that, this is so spectacular and well managed ! It reminds me the inglemonster in more little.
So beautiful, perfectly composed even if at first sight i found the castle too much centered.

Hi John,
I like this excellent shot plenty of good light and colours. The reflections are amazing and the beautiful sky also. You have create a nice atmosphere...
Thanks for your useful information and thanks for sharing!
Well done.

perfectly clean, reflections, composition, framing...
very good shot John

Hello John
Un cadage qui donne beaucoup de profondeur à cette photo, des couleurs superbes et sans doute une endroit de reve ou de conte de fées.
C'est très bien vu et superbement réalisé

Hi John,
A nice one with perfect reflections, good effect also with colours contrasts, nice tone for the walls of this castle.

Hallo John,
Prachtig dubbel-kasteel. Mooie Vlaamse lucht die de spiegeling extra aantrekkelijk maakt. Beter weer dan vandaag als ik Lars mag geloven. Hij belde zojuist uit Mechelen na een dagje foto's maken samen met Steft.
groet Rob

Dag John,

wat een mens al niet tegenkomt als hij op de fiets zit. Dit kasteel is prachtig in beeld gebracht. Een zeer geslaagde compositie met die reflecties in het water en de rand van de vijver op de rechterzijde. Zeer mooie scherpte en kleuren. TFS


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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2007-08-30 13:05]

Hello John!
This is a very nice perspective of the castle. I like the POV and the colours are beautiful. Well done shot!

Hi John,
Wonderful picture.
Superb sharpness, light, reflections and colors.
Very beautiful architecture.
Best wishes. Uğur

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2007-08-30 13:21]

Perfect postcard! The colour and the sharness is really outstanding, and that reflection is so good that it's like a mirror. This is so vivid that it's like being there. Superb!

salut john
there is nothing to say on the photograph all is perfect, only one word; SPLENDID

Excellent photo.
The colors and the reflections are perfect, the sharpness is superb and the POV is excellent.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-30 14:28]

Bonjour John,
vraiment rien à redire sur cette photo parfaite aux lumières plus que parfaites.
Le cadrage est ici excellent et avec ce POV astucieux, il donne une belle vue de ce chateau et de ses aleentours.
Best regards.

John, a wonderful image with the bridge leading to the castle placed in the middle of a pond. The colors are fantastic with a perfect sky and clouds to give the right atmosphere. Not a single wind to ripple the mirror clear reflection.
Great shot!
Regards, Peter

Hi John,

It is always amazing to see how many wonderful photo opportunities there are nearby! Near my home in the Netherlands I also keep on being surprised in finding different locations and different views and the bike is just wonderful to explore.
The reds against the blues, then the greens around it. Very nicely balanced picture in colours. Very nice!

Greetings, Dennis

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-08-30 23:45]

Hi John,
another nice and interesting view of castle. Fine reflections and quality of photo. Well done.
Gr., Aleksander

Goedemorgen John, wat een strakke en prachtige plaat hier met natuurlijk de zeer mooi gevangen reflecties van dit oude kasteel en de lucht als blikvanger. De gekozen hoek maakt het beeld door de curve heel dynamisch en de kleuren en scherpte zijn ronduit indrukwekkend! Zeer fraai werk.
Een prettig weekend toegewenst uit een grijs Rotterdam bij 19 graden.

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-08-31 0:32]

Beautiful reflection, superb colors. I also love the compostion and the use of a wide angle here. Very ell done.

hello John,
a nice image, the colors and their contrast is good, the foreground also, but I have a little reserve since the castly is too centered, making it more static.

John,dear friend,

indeed this is a masterpiece,like most of your works,excellent view,excellent quality and sharpness and wonderful pleasant contrast and colors,this is your signature that I like !
in a great way you composed it,very nicely done,I can see it for an hour and more !
Best Wishes

Hallo John,
Opnieuw prachtige foto,mooie kleuren,weerspiegeling van het kasteel in het water heeft ook altijd een extra 'touch'aan de foto.Gefeliciteerd.

Hi John. I can it was a great day for cycling, no wind or rain. Great photo. Bold colours and bold composition make for a very eye catching image. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-08-31 5:09]

Hi John. The Belgium tourist Bureau should be using some of your photos to encourage visitors. It is another magic photo with good presentation. I want to visit here one day. Murray.

Hello John,
A splendid composition of this beautiful castle surrounded by its moat. I like the diagonal pov and the lovely reflections of the brickwork. Magnificent light and tones with perfect sharpness.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-08-31 7:59]

Hola John.
A perfect shot captured from a good POV, your composition is very good with the beautiful and impressive castle and the reflection, great colors and definition. Good lighting.
Well done. TFS.
Best regards.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9307 W: 57 N: 15761] (58380)
  • [2007-08-31 8:24]

Goeiemiddag John,
Een heerlijke foto van dit kasteel dat ook zo prachtig in het kalme water weerspiegeld wordt. De rode kleur maakt het extra aantrekkelijk vooral met de blauwe lucht en het groen op de achtergrond. De POV is uitstekend. Mooi werk!

hi john...
another master shot! here the color of the castle gives a marvelous contrast to this charming atmosphere.... and you frame it with entire beauty of the sky too....

Hi John,
Wonderful scenery! The colours, POV, reflections and sharpness are great. Excellent work.
Have a nice weekend.

Hi John,
What a wonderful place,perfect lighting, strong colors and sharpness. Well done,

A superb composition around the castle, pond and bridge, with possible a perfect reflection. Sharpness and colors are simply astonishing.

All the best,


Hello John
Like from fairy...exellent colors and lovely architecture
Thanks John

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2007-09-01 0:20]

Hi John,
very good clarity sharpness and POV,amazing colors also,
very well done!

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2007-09-01 0:26]

Remembers me a former post you made...
Beautiful composition, for the crop, the light, the reflection and the general mood you produce...
The thin horizontal frame enhances the visual strenght.
Well done.

Hi John,
This one ranks for sure among one of your best castle views, it has the right angle, a perfect still water mirror to allow the best achievable reflection, a lovely castle subject with good eye leading bridge to reach it, a good red color contrasting very nicely against the greens around, and last but not least a flawless technical realization, a winner this one !
Have a nice week end, groeten,

Hello John,
This castle is a true beauty!
Attractive architecture and great colours, and the calm pond reflects the surroundings so well...
A fine composition, and the tech quality is outstanding!
Pablo -

Bonjour John
Le contraste de couleurs et de lumière de cette image est vraiment superbe.Le miroir au premier plan est extra-ordinaire.Excellente gestion des paramètres d'exposition.
Bravo et bon week-end

Hi John,

A nice image, well composed. Colors are particularly nice. Maybe it's a slightly tilted on the right, no ? Cordially,


Hello John -

This is a fantastic image. The reflections are so pure and crisp it is hard to believe that it is water that is making the reflection. The center placement of the main building works in this image because of the bridge and the reflections. I like angled composition as it gives depth to the image. Your exposure is spot on, DOF and sharpness is perfect. Well done! This image is a joy to look at.

Thank you for sharing.


Hi John!

Amazing work! Perfect sharpness colors and amazing reflections. Wonderfull place, beautiful architecture.


Hi John, splendid castle witth wonderful reflections, great composition with excellent light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very rich place full of colors and details, the filter increases this effect.
This one is well placed in the pond and in the frame too, good quality.
I like it
Jean Michel

How many castles are in Belgium?Thanks to you we can enjoy their beauty!What can I say more about this picture,when we all know already that is perfect!!!!
Thanks for another imaginary trip
A nice Sunday

Vraiment extra!! malgré le centrage la compo est puissante avec château rougeatre au milieu de son environnement vert...on aimerait bien y être...

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2007-09-02 9:08]

Hi John,
Every person's fairy tale image of a castle...I love the little bridge on the left, the hues and tones of the facade, and the way you framed the foreground on the right with the grasses. Good sharp detail throughout. A medieval treasure, John. Congrats.

Hi John
Wonderful view of the Castle ten Berghe.
Lovely reflections, gorgeous colours and excellent details
Very well framed and done
Have a nice week

Hi John!

This is a typical top quality "jhm" job! Amazing composition and perspective, "blinding" colours. Congratulations!


This is a true John Maenhout photo. The architectural riches of Flanders embedded in superb nature, excellent light and colors, exquisite technical quality, detailed exif data and the V-POV... A "jhm" classic for sure...

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-03 1:14]

Belle photo de ce superbe chateau et de ce pont, les arcades sont aussi magnifiques et ces reflets aussi net que l' ensemble du chateau et du pont naturels.On dirait qu' ils ne font qu' un seul et meme batiment a l' endroit et a l' envers, il est placé sur un véritable miroire. Amitiés Thomas
je reviens

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  • nisko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 65 N: 298] (2642)
  • [2007-09-03 14:07]

hello john,
thats really a wonderful work!great point of view,magnificent colours and landscape!sky and the reflection on water just make it perfect!tfs..
kind regards

Bonjour John,
Excellent shot and wonderful place. Wonderful composition with nice castle, natural colours and the good reflection. Well done my friend...
Best wishes...
Ali Rıza

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2007-09-04 9:23]

Hallo John,

Het verbaast mijn niet dat u dit gevonden heeft, want met uw fiets rijdt u overal door.
Wat een schitterende foto, en de weerspiegelingen zijn zo mooi, geen wind dus geen rimpels op het water, dat is geluk hebben.
Zeer mooi!


Dag John,
Eindelijk wat tijd om jouw gallerij te bezoeken. Deze foto is echt indrukwekkend. Een perfecte compositie.

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  • Yffic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 927 W: 18 N: 1256] (6106)
  • [2007-09-04 11:31]

Hi John.

Marvelous shot: very contrasted, very colorful with a real great sharpness.

I like it.



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  • huahoa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 327 W: 2 N: 730] (3698)
  • [2007-09-04 12:46]

Hi John,
Very nice landscape !
You captured well reflects on water, a perfect miror.
As all times, the sky is beautiful too.
Well done !

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2007-09-04 20:51]

Dag John
The castle is really magnificent & with it's reddish colour, it's all the more beautiful! What beautiful reflections you've got here! Inclusion of the grass in the FG provides that additional depth. This is beautiful work John.

Hello John,
WOW !!!
Fabulous scenery taken with a perfect light and pov.
The strong colors of the house is flashing beautifully!
A great shot.

You are so lucky to live in such amazing place, where you can travel just few km and get these fantastic subjects.
Great photo, well framed, nice colours and exposure.
Excellent job
PS: I told my Belgian colleagues how beautiful is their country, even without having been there… the I explained about TE..

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-09-05 11:22]

Hi John!
Another masterpiece in your great gallery.POV,colors ,contrast, light,......
everything is perfect and every thing is written.Great work!!!

Hoi John,
Dit is weer een hele mooie met fantastische kleuren, een fraaie compositie en goede reflecties.
Hoewel het kasteel hier gecentreerd is geeft het wel een gevoel van ruimte door de lange brug links en het in beeld brengen van de volledige oever rechts.

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2007-09-05 19:57]

Hi John,
Wonderful breataking capture of this beautiful old red castle that is seen in all its intricate details as it makes a dazzling reflection in the clam lake. The colors are exceptionally clear with a lovely sky and lust green all the way around the castle.
Regards, Tom

Hi John, A very beautiful photo indeed, the reflections are perfect & the water is like glass, a lovely piece of architecture, the shot has great light, wonderful colours & superbly sharp, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

hi john
what i could say about this picture that the others didn´t say yet :D
i have no words to describe his glamoure ....spectacular shot.
thanks share

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2007-09-08 20:50]

hi John,

Stunning image .. I love how the place is set so far back in the frame .. great dimension .. and still such detail .. The reflection is beautiful ... The sky is so full of motion .. amplifies the timeless feel of the place.

take care,


quelle bâtisse !
Image très bien composée et colorée, bravo.

Hello John,
This is absolutely outstanding photo!
Fantastic job! Everything is perfect! Wonderful place!



Hi John,
A magnificent setting to catch the whole spectacular beauty of this castle, taking advantage skilfully of the building and bridge reflections in the pond that surrounds it, with a great mirror effect.
Certainly, the light and the colors have a high quality, as usual in your works.
Excellent picture, my friend.
Best regards,

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2007-09-15 16:21]

This is really a very beautiful and well composed shot. The bridge and castle reflections in the water are very interesting.

Well done.


Hello John,
Next time I'll go to Belgium I'll also try to find it: For me it is a wonderful setting and your picture can only make us dream about its past. Reflections good
light good angle. everything works so well here.

Hello John,
Very beautiful castle and nice reflexion, but I think it is a little too centred, wonderful light and colors, a pleasant shot, I like it.

Hi John
this is a beautiful picture, wonderful castle with great colors and incredible reflections...well done!


Hi John!

Very nice view and colors/contrast. Lovely a realistic composition.


Hi John
Just like a postcard and I'd say better than a postcard. Wonderful pov, colors and sharpness. Spuerbbbbbbbb contrast.
Regards from Canada
Pierre Lacombe

Hi John,

Great image of this castle, I like the composition, the reflections in the water seem a mirror, intense light and well balanced, a great result, congratulations.

Good weekend


Hi John
Your last photo 'Ten Berghe A-X' sent me to this one which, personally, I do prefer. The light is very pleasant and I like these reflections of architecture, vegetation and clouds adding character to your image. Nice textures and colors too!

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2007-10-07 3:31]

Hi John,

I see that I missed some beautiful specimens of your work !!! The framing of this superb castle is a success and colors are magnificent. Set is very harmonious and very pleasant to look. Cheer John and thank you for the comment.

With all my friendships and a good sunday,


Very good, John, fantastic reflection shot, the POV is perfect to also include the lead-in bridge with its reflection. To my theme. Seems to be a very beautiful castle!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11927 W: 126 N: 21566] (110471)
  • [2008-02-03 11:19]

Hi John,isn't easy to choice which pic vote today!! All are beautifulls,a very 1st class gallery,today i vote that,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2012-08-18 7:27]


very beautiful the architecture and shapes of this castle. I liked the contrast between its colors and the blue sky.marvelous details we can see here, the marvelous bridges, reflections and the inclusion of these plants in the fgoreground. nice job.



Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i zamku, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i stari zamak, lep refleks na vodi.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo popodne gospodine i sve najbolje.

Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the place and trap, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and showed an old castle, a beautiful reflection on the water.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place and architecture.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Nice afternoon sir and all the best.

Hallo John,
Dit is echt een juweeltje van een foto.
Het kasteel dat er op te zien is, oogt buitengewoon prachtig, evenals de lange brug die er naartoe leidt. Daarbij komt de uitstekende kwaliteit van de foto. Je gekozen standpunt waardoor het kasteel van de beste hoek genomen werd, de compositie, het evenwichtig beeld, de helderheid en de scherpte zijn alle van een heel hoog kwaliteitsgehalte.
De zowat perfecte weerspiegelingen in de vijver en vooral de ovalen onder de brug zijn buitengewoon mooi.
Met zijn rode kleur in een volledig natuurlijke omgeving springt dit kasteel zeker in het oog.
En ik lees ook dat het slechts 2 km. van Brugge gelegen is.
Prettige zondag, Paul

Hello John,
Belgium must have more than its fair share of buildings with moats around them. You made yet another splendid photo with one of those, TFS!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2015-03-05 11:45]

Hello John,
nice the view of the picturesque castle with the created reflections on the calmly surface of the pond to make it even more attractive.The brilliant light of the day enhance its beauty,the details as the architectural style of it.


Hello John! Amazing castle. Wonderful natural scenery. Superb reflection. Marvelous colours, ideal saturation. Perfect sharpness, perfect focus. Good cut and frame. Well done!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15720 W: 159 N: 27508] (144240)
  • [2017-08-22 10:57]

Bonjour John
très belle architecture du château avec le petit pont, bel effet de miroir, un ciel superbe et de très jolies couleurs
Belle soirée

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