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Four trees N Damme

Four trees N Damme
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24418 W: 523 N: 40847] (175764)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, TE Moments, Reflexos - Reflections, My best of 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-03 3:01
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After my daily bike trip saw I this wonderful image to Damme a small city on 4 mile of Bruges.
I get this information of the site www.damme//online.com from our friend Hendrik, hdl for TE friends.
In order to stimulate trade, in 1180, count Philips from Alsace gave Damme townprivileges and exemption of tollrights. Seaships could sail as far as Damme, where their goods were then overloaded onto smaller boats. Via a canal, these boats could reach Bruges. During the first century of it's existence, Damme lived to see it's greatest flourishing; the oldest monuments in the town center still date back to that age. Next to the transfer of goods, Damme also had the staplerights on wine and herring (see Herringmarket/Haringmarkt). The town flourished and grew fast and soon the construction of the church (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwechurch) commenced. Soon hereafter the Halls and the St.-Janshospital were built. In that age, a lot of other (already dissapeared buildings) were constructed like: a begijnhof, a guesthouse and several chapels. The, also dissapeared, St.-Catherinschurch dates back to that time; this building stood just outside the present town walls. There was also a court of justice, which proves the importance of the town. Damme was one of the largest harbours of it's age. When the French king Phillips August captured the town in 1213, his entire fleet (1700 vessels!) fitted into the harbour.

I shal place a second picture with a frame.
Second picture

Enjoy it.

Canon EOS 5D
Shooting Date/Time
27/11/2007 16:08:13
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Centerweighted average metering
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ISO Speed
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Focal Length
16,0 mm
Image size
4368 x 2912
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Hi John
Nice composition with a great reflection , compliments , very well executed .
Mehmet Emin

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1745 W: 292 N: 2671] (10163)
  • [2007-12-03 3:05]

Hello John,

Amazing view, and well caught reflections.

Namasthe :)

jean paul

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14275 W: 1034 N: 28602] (135966)
  • [2007-12-03 3:07]

Hi John

A marvellous sunset with impressive colours & good sharpness. Superb fg reflections which enhance the symmetry. Well done!

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2007-12-03 3:07]

Hi John,
well seen and captured the scene,great POV and reflections,nice colors and very good sharpness too.

Hi John,
Great tones and angle of the shot, would like to have seen the trees on the right a little less cropped on the top half understanding the illusion you are creating here by having equally as much as reflection to the real subject. Overall I really like it!


Hello John,
Beautiful light for this very pretty composition. Very good point of view and superb reflections; a lovely ambiance to the sky. Excellent colours and clarity.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2007-12-03 3:18]

Hallo John!
What a magnificent late afternoon atmosphere! A photo which gives calm. The slightly distorted mirroring is perfect here. A wonderful photo!
Greetings from still stormy and rainy Germany!

hello John
superb image, the light and colors are great here!
nice framing

Hi John,just wonderful shot!Composition,POV,reflections and colors are just superb!
TFS and regards,

Hallo John,
dit is heel erg mooi. Een heel rustieke foto met een mooi opgezette compositie en een schitterende reflectie in het water.
Dat felle zonlicht wat zich nog net even boven de molen manifesteert is prachtig belicht, volop detail en scherpte...klasse..!!
Groet, Henk

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-12-03 4:16]

Bonjour John,
La lumière est très belle, les reflets aussi.
Juste un petit regret que les arbres ne sont pas entiers mais tu étais déjà au max de grand angle.

great merror in picture.......

Hi John,

A nice image of the canal, of the houses, of the trees and of their reflections in the water, the photo has a very good composition, DOF and beautiful colors. Have a nice day.


Dag John,
Prachtig licht en atmosfeer in deze knappe compositie met de perfecte weerschijning van de grillige bomen. Prima POV (een steigertje?).
Groeten Gerrit

Deze vind ik héél mooi, John. Natuurlijke kleuren, scherp maar ook weer niet té en, vooral, een sfeer van rust en ingetogenheid.
De goede plaatsing van de bomen en de manier waarop hun grillige vormen tot uiting komen dankzij de grote contrastwerking, doen haast denken aan de schilderijen van Valerius De Saedeleer.
TFS & groeten,

Hi John,
Beautiful landscape and the reflection is amazing. Details are very fine, atmosphere is peaceful and calm. Well done! Have a nice week

Very beautiful shot, John, the four reflected trees are an excellent element for your composition and I especially like the famous Damme windmill against the sunset in the end of the perspectve...


prachtige foto van alledag
de reflectie en kleuren maken het een echt kunstwerk

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9604 W: 157 N: 15518] (124185)
  • [2007-12-03 7:29]

Witaj John!
Excellent shot. Wonderful place. Beautiful colors and reflections in water. Congratulations!

hi john
it couldn't have been better framed with the nice reflections and the delightful light,a view with a superb feeling of depth!

best regards

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2007-12-03 8:06]

Perfect reflection! The water is so still that it is almost like a mirror, and the reflection is great, because of that interesting group of trees on the right. I like the sky and it's reflection too, which is extraordinary. Beautiful!

Mooi John,
Ik vind de foto met frame mooier dan deze, maar dat is persoonlijk. om een mooie foto hoort een frame dacht ik zo.
de fietstocht is niet voor niets geweest John, mooie foto, goede reflectie,er zijn allemaal bekende dingen te zien die we kennen van Uw werk, zeer fraai werk. prettige avond John en doe Uw vrouw de groeten.
groet Jaap

Hi John,
Very beautiful scene with fantastic sky
and perfect reflections ,colours and light,

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  • Gustaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2500 W: 722 N: 202] (21670)
  • [2007-12-03 9:01]

Hi, my friend!
It is next very good your photo. I like your view with interesting atmosphere. Nice reflection in water. Well done.

Dag John,
unusual - without the frame. The light in that evening view is very nice. Still enough to give light but also on the way to hide. Excellent view along the bank with the trees on the opposite site as on this. What kind of curves to they have. I like it.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Hi John,
Ah, very very nice. A great composition, perfect colors, and wonderful reflections. A beautiful image and TFs. Gerald

wow, John !
stunning reflection composition, quality is perfect, excellent settings, attractive colours
well done

Indeed a wonderful image John. Those Flemish canals presented with that V-POV are your specialty, but what i feel here is a little touch of unreal pp. Maybe too sharp and too much saturated, i don't know. Yet still a place i'd love to be now...

Hi John,
The light and the colors in this image are fantastic, with a beautiful game of reflections in the water that they give an excellent horizontal symmetry to your composition.
I like the quality and the depth of image that we can enjoy looking at your photo, which has your unmistakable style.
It is a magnificent work, and very agreeable at sight.
Best regards,

Hi John
quel cliché reposant à regarder, pas de vague sur l'eau, à peine un frisson, les couleurs ressortent bien, beau travail, j'aime beaucoup.

Prettige avond John,
Een van je betere werken! Schitterend genomen en professioneel afgewerkt. Perfecte weerspiegeling inhet water. Je bent ...en blijft een meester in het vak.
Groeten uit een verregend Luxemburg, John

Hi John!
Very beautiful sunset here, the four trees and reflections was great! Really a fantastic urban view!
Congratulations and Hug!

salut john
un cadre qui se prete bien a ce genre de photo quant on a la chance d'avoir une lumiére magique comme ici, reflets nickels et cadrage parfait

Hi John.

Really a charmful place of course. The soft colours are lovely and the POV with that reflections..great.

My compliments!

Hello John!

I saw many times similar landscapes in Poland, and I very like places like this. Great atmosphere of small village. Beautiful white houses and splendid reflections.


Hello John,
Again a wonderful sunset shot...
Colours, textures and the reflections are very well done.


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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2007-12-03 19:51]
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Hello John,
Magnificent uniform reflection of these four dormant December trees in the still waters of this lovely canal. Great depth seen as the distant sunset lights up the charming windmill. The wispy blue sky makes a lovely color contrast with the brown grass as it reflects in the calm cana.
Regards, Tom

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2007-12-03 22:22]

Hello John,

Une très belle image avec une netteté excellente. Les arbres de droite donnent à mon goût tout leur sens à l'image. Ils donnent un excellent rythme et un point d'accroche fort par la répétition !
Joli coup d'oeil !



Bonjour, mon ami John,
Difficile de trouver meilleur endroit pour donner à cette composition une si belle mise en valeur.
Tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour former une excellente prise de vue.

Hello John,
These amazing trees are real eye-catchers, as the shapes tell the story of how weather has affected them up throught the years!
Good point of view to include a big part of the calm canal and the wonderful reflections...
Pablo -

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2007-12-04 2:48]

Fine capture john in the right moment of the day. The fading light is good combined with the warm glow of the setting sun. Good work

Wonderful landscape photo with beautiful colors light and POV. Absolutely stunning
Best wishes,

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2007-12-04 4:04]

Hi John, excellent reflections on this beautiful pastel tones image, as a paint!
excellent light too and a perfect POV.
thanks, ciao

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2007-12-04 7:28]

Hello John,
Excellent composition and colors, and certainly a wonderful, romantic mood. I enjoy the sharpness very much as it conveys a feeling of reality, as if I'm there. On the other hand, there is visible noise in the lower third of the image, which is curious. I've always thought 5D was relatively noise-free at ISO 400. Regards,

Salut John, très belle vue de Damme et de son canal.

Hi John,

Nice one! I do not only like the light in this one, but also that there are some little ripples on the water. Just adds a bit of dynamics. And yes, great sharpness all over, even the windmill on the horizon is sharp. Nice one!


Hi John,
An excellent sunset with impressive colours, good sharpness and the beautiful reflection. Wonderful atmosphere my dear friend...
All the best...
Ali Rıza

Hi John, you show us these picturesque places with the best way, with the right way, it looks unbelievable, all technical sides come fantastic.

You have captured beautiful lighting in this shot which has led to nice colours. As always, an excellent composition.
Best wishes

hi dear john!
what a lovely shot!!! this great objects and the marvellous reflections all have a jhm touch in their every pixels... it has a walkover to my favourites.....

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9149 W: 57 N: 15360] (56924)
  • [2007-12-04 13:34]

Goedenavond John,
Er hangt een prachtige sfeer in deze foto dankzij het fijne licht. De spiegelingen in het licht rimpelende water zijn ook prachtig en de compositie is uitstekend. Erg mooi werk!

Hi John,

This picture is a masterpiece,very nice scenery.
great composiiton and nice sharpness, beautiful reflections,

Hi John,
This photo is outstanding... I like the clarity and sharpness of the image. Well composed ... balance positioning of the trees and the reflections just adds another dimension to the whole compo. Excellent work! tfs

Marvellous tranquil landscape shot, John. The lighting is wonderful, and the pattern of the trees and their reflections is absolutely delightful. I also like your viewpoint very much, with the grasses and more trees on the left side. Very nice sky and great perspective. I like this part of Belgium very much, and this brings back memories of the train rides between Gent and Bruges. I enjoyed your notes.

Hello John,
I am a great admirer of your work and this is another superb composition.The low angle shot captured the reflection brilliantly against the vibrant sky. Excellent clarity all round and I just love this.
Well done.

Bonjour John
Tout est dans la lumière et c'est beau la teinte chaude de cette composition et de son reflet dans le miroir.Une réalisation nette et bien exposée.
Bonne journée.

Hello John -

The frame really enhances an already beautiful image. The soft pastel colors and the reflections make this image.Well done and seen.

Thank you for sharing.


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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-12-05 5:27]

Excellent compsotion with the trees on both sides. Colors and reflections are excellent. I like it!

Hi dear John,
Wonderfull composition; great reflections. Very nice light managent, soft "dreamy" colors.
Very nice notes as well; a real TE job !
TFS and best regards

Hi John,

what a shot!
I like the huge place left to reflexion. I like the wide angle too, since the first thing we usualy do is to zoom in the sunset...



Hi John
Wow, you were in wonderland :). Beautiful colours and composition with trees and reflections.

Hello John,
Excellent landscape photo perfectly captured with the best pov!
total sharpness, vivid colour and in every single details in it!
my compliment again!

Dag, John. U hebt een hoek gekozen die eerder zeldzaam is. De meeste mensen blijven op de brug of tussen de molen en de brug. Maar het is een streek die u zeer goed kent en ik vind uw compositie zeer mooi. Het perspectief en de weerspiegeling zijn perfect geslaagd. Wat ik ook heel mooi vind, zijn die kale bomen die zeer goed op de hemel uitkomen. Die aan de linkerkant hebben moetne buigen onder de actie van de wind en dit is hier duidelijk merkbaar. Prachtige sfeer in een zeer mooie foto.

Beautiful sky with these blue and pink colors, and excellent reflections on the canal.

All the best,


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-12-05 17:24]

Hi John,I like this a lo. The perspective and the reflections are very special. Superb clarity. TFS. Murray.

Hi John
Lovely colours and reflections in this magnificent composition.
Excellent POV and sharpness

Hello John,
Lovely composition with so nice view and clear reflections on the water.
The lighting giving very special mood to atmosphere...and gives a very nice sense.
The usually excellent work!

Best wishes,

THis is absolutely beautiful John. Superb symmetry and reflection, lighting is ideal. Greetings, Danilo

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2007-12-06 4:38]

Hi John,

what a great luminosity! The view is a lot pleasant with the reflection of the dry trees on the water and some warm lights on the horizon. Great work!

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2007-12-06 4:43]
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Dag John. Dit is echt een foto met veel gevoel. Een heel wijd beeld met uitzonderlijk mooie kleurovergangen, het zacht golvende water en een schitterende reflectie van de maerlandica's. Heel mooi gedaan.

Hoi John,

Wow, wat een schitterende reflecties heb je hier gefotografeerd!
De kleuren en het landschap zijn prachtig en ik vind de diepte in deze foto erg goed.

Groetjes, Nel

Hi John
Very clear image for 400 iso, f/18 give good DOF and compos is very good with blowing sunshine
Congrats/TFS/Kind regards

Hi John
Wonderful image and composition with a great reflection.
Excellent work.

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-12-06 19:21]

Hola John.
In your profile you have a picture as a plane pilot, good for you, now we have a friend that is a pilot, wow.
Superb shot with beautiful soft colors and good composition, good POV and the image of the canal with the reflection is very good. The trees in both sides of the canal produces a great balance. Well done.
Best regards.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-12-06 23:17]

Hi John,
beautiful landscape and reflections. Excellent quality of photo. Good note and work. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Hello John. I do without the usual text and legend only, the photo am fantastic, - like always. Best regards, Wolfgang.

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-07 7:41]

Belle photo de cet endroit superbe,jolies couleurs et grande netteté qui nos laisse admirer ces détails comme les reflets dans l' eau, ce coucher de soleil,ce ciel magnifique.
Amitiés Thomas

Goedemiddag John, uw fietstochten brengen weer eens een formidabel beeld! Een bijna magisch licht hier en de kleuren zijn toch subtiel. De relatieve plaats van de 3 sets boom (waarvan een fijn surealistisch door de vervormde reflecties) maken dat de compo zeer goed in evenwicht is. Heel mooi!
Een fijn weekend uit een grijs en regenachtig Rottedam bij 9,9 gr.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-07 15:19]

Bonjour John,
il y ale feu dans le fond de cette photo, à l'endroit où le soleil touche l'horizon.
De très belles couleurs douces ainsi que des lumières tamisées et des reflets un peu ondulants très esthétiques.
Une photo très calme.
Have a great week-end.

Hello John,great reflections,excellent light and beautiful composition.well done.thanks.


Bonjour John
encore une superbe qualité dans cette photo comme à ton habitude. j'aime beaucoup le calme qui ressort du paysage. Belle photo.

Hi John,
Very nice reflections with trees, a well composed photo. Very good sharpness and light.

Hello John,

this was the first picture you emailed me and the only one without a name. Now I know where it is and I am happy. It's a wonderful composition from an excellent low pov showing the calm of the river and the fantastic reflections. The light and the colours are simply stunning and one for my theme, TE Moments.

Warm regards my friend and I wish you and Jenny a very fine festive season.


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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2007-12-08 5:23]

Hi John,

The management of the luminosity is splendid and gives a soft back-light very pleasant. Still a marvellous landscape formed by this channel which gives a beautiful prospect and depth to the image. The reflection of these 3 trees supplement and balances the image to perfection. A beautiful and interesting work John, cheer.

With all my friendships and a good WE,


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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2007-12-08 5:48]

Bonjour John,
what a wonderful view great one of one reflections and light. beautiful atmosphere. have a nice weekend.
Burak Erek

the exposure is so good that even on backlit we can see details of the house and reflections. Looks like a good HDR.
Well done

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2007-12-09 8:24]
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Bonjour John
Le point de vue est très intéressant car la prise de vue à faible hauteur donne une bonne profondeur qui s'associe à la perspective.
Je me demande quand est-ce que tu va visiter les canaux de France.
Le plus beau c'est le canal de Bourgogne.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 158 N: 1008] (3159)
  • [2007-12-09 22:27]

Hi John, you've captured the light very well in this shot giving us excellent colour throughout. There is a beautiful symmetry happening here with the reflection from the canal.

Thanks, John

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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2007-12-10 7:52]

hello, john! beautiful and looks very authentically flamish to me... nice use of symmetric composition and the presence of the bank-side grass on the left creats a nice stereoscopic effect. thanks for sharing!


Hi John
very interesting composition...all is right.
I like a lot reflections of those trees, they made a good atmosphere, well done!


Wow John, that is a great refelction, wonderful point of view and nice framing.

The color, sharpness and light makes this impressive landscape abeauty, very well seen and done !

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2007-12-11 22:53]

The reflection is gorgeous here, especially for the three trees. Light is OK too and the pov well chosen. A strong mood.

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  • pcp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 340 W: 115 N: 569] (3396)
  • [2007-12-12 2:07]

Hi John,

Beautiful, Brilliant reflexion, lovely sky, quality and details with good note. Great!



Bonsoir John.
Une vraie peinture des Maîtres Flamands. Tout est excellent dans ce cliché : les arbres dépouillés, les reflets, le ciel coloré...
Que du bon !

Hallo John,
Je hebt weer een unieke foto aan je al zo rijke repertior toegevoegd. Deze foto is zo rijk aan allerlei prachtige details dat het te veel is om ze allemaal op te noemen. Maar ze zijn bovendien verzameld in een prachtige evenwichtige compositie.
groet Rob

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2007-12-13 19:55]

Dag John
Absolutely fabulous! What a compo. with the sunset adding to the colours in the sky & the reflection in the far end of the canal. Really like how you composed with the four barren trees on the left with their reflections. Excellent shot!

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  • aloyho Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1158 W: 68 N: 1693] (6798)
  • [2007-12-14 23:01]

Hi John,
The swaying effect created by the arrangement of the trees and the reflection is what makes this shot very interesting and appealing. The vibration is most pleasing and soothing to the eyes. A perfect POV and I like how our attention is drawn towards the light in the distance. Congratulations!!

A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

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  • clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961)
  • [2007-12-19 1:36]

Bonjour John,
Magnificent light with this winter sky. The reflection is magnificent.
A photo which reminds the big Flemish painters.
A bientôt certainement

Hello John
Incredible reflection, very beautiful lightness and super colurs are very very excellent in this photograph.
Best wishes from Ankara

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  • ivo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 51] (376)
  • [2007-12-19 23:43]

Goedemorgen John,

Ik val van ene verbazing in de andere, weer Damme maar nu wel dicht tegen dat brugje, zelfs de molen heeft hier een kans gekregen.
Wij hebben ooit foto's gemaakt op dat steigertje, waar regelmatig vissers te vinden zijn.
Dit is weer jhm op zijn best, mooi zo.

Hi John,

your shots are real examples of pure perfection! Reflections, this time too, are excellent. I particularly like the trees shape.

Very well done!


Hi John,
Fantastic reflection with incredible colours.Especially the sunlight looks superb!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10513 W: 174 N: 17863] (79331)
  • [2008-04-06 9:19]


I liked this image, the nude branches are so soft and the water reflections are very poetic too. I liked this pov and the light too.



Hi John
I will say what all say
I like color , reflections and composition
good work

Hello John,
Great sunset on the horizon with it's red-orange beautiful tone - and marvelous reflection of trees on water.
Autumn at it's best show.

Ik kan het niet helpen john maar op de een of andere manier zie ik stedds Kapitein Zeppos voorbij varen met zn auto,Jeugd sentimenten denk ik...;],ik vind dit een typisch Zeppos decor.


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  • iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 698] (3298)
  • [2010-10-24 10:01]

Greetings John,

A beautiful picture at a wondeful time of te day. The sunset at the end of the canal sets you shot up - colourful, eye catching, but not too over the top that it dominates the frame. What really makes the photograph is the four trees and their reflections in the right of the shot. A wonderful effec. Great work, thanks, Iain

Dobro jutro, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na kanal, most, kuce i trenutak, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i trenutak sa refleksima na vodi, perspektiva i prikaz, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo mesto za setnju.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.


Goedemorgen, meneer.
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst met de gegeven data, en de geschiedenis ...
Mooi uitzicht op het kanaal, brug, en het moment dat het huis, goede compositie.
Goede scherpte en een moment van reflectie op het water, en perspectief, mooie kleuren.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Mooie plek om te wandelen.
Heb een leuke en geslaagde dag, al de beste.
Veel succes.

Good morning, sir.
Very interesting and good text with the given data, and history ...
Nice view of the canal, bridge, and the moment the house, good composition.
Good image sharpness and a moment of reflection on the water, and perspective view, beautiful colors.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Nice place to walk.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Good luck.

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  • fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 0 N: 1616] (9645)
  • [2012-04-16 11:41]

a very beautiful image with fantastic suggestions and great atmosphere
i love the reflection in the water
very beautiful ground of the flanders

John, a simply beautiful picture!
no other comment.....
warm regards,

Dag John,
Een meesterlijk beeld met de zowat perfecte weerspiegelingen van de bladerloze bomen.
Mooi dat je ook nog deze zijde van het kanaal toegevoegd hebt.
De gekende windmolen en zijn weerspiegeling in het water bevinden zich prachtig in het meest verlichte deel van de lucht, net waar de zon ondergaat.
Een heel goede timing. Een gevolg van lang wachten of van heel wat foto's op verschillende momenten van de dag nemen.
Beste groeten, Paul

Hello John,
Another beauty with wonderful reflections. It looks as though you took it right in the water.
A Merry Christmas to you and to your loved ones!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15455 W: 159 N: 27009] (141876)
  • [2017-09-03 7:28]

Bonjour John
Bon choix de heure, la lumière fait ressortir le moulin, le top avec les reflets des arbres , bonne profondeur, magnifique

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