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Evening fog N - I
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24621 W: 523 N: 41328] (177596)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-04
Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My favorite pictures, My best of 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-05 23:28
Viewed: 4802
Points: 238
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Flemish Belgium we get a lot fog the last day, real November weather.
During a bike trip saw I this image to Damme, I took this picture with the bridge handrail as long perspective

History, can you find www.damme//online.com
In 1810, Napoleon tried to link Bruges with the Schelde via a new canal.
This plan was never entirely completed and at present day, the canal goes no further than Sluis. This canal is the famous "Damse Vaart".
Unfortunately, this canal was dug through the center of Damme, this meant that a lot of buildings had to be demolished. The "Korenmarkt" and a lot of beautiful gentleman's houses dissapeared.
The 3 streams that juncted in the center of town, "Lieve" (Ghent-Damme), "Reie" (Bruges-Damme) and "Zwin" (sea-Damme), and the port of Damme were filled up with the sand of the new canal.

I wish all visitors a very nice day.

Canon EOS 5D
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  • jorgi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 899 W: 150 N: 880] (3810)
  • [2008-11-05 23:34]

Hi John,

this is one fantastic photo. I love how the scenery disappears and reappears, the accented perspective with such a dynamic stroke of bridge's handrail and wonderful soft light so in contrast to most sharp overall view of the photo. I can feel the humid in the air..so thick, so mystic, so creative.

Warm regards,

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  • Hellas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 177 N: 1334] (7063)
  • [2008-11-05 23:49]

Hi John!

The image affects me very much because of the atmosphere and the fog in the depth! The elements are arranged very well for the most pleasing result! The rich perspective with lines and bands is attractive! Shows a lot and leaves so much to the imagination!

Thank you!


De brugreling als vertrekpunt voor de perspectief was een erg goed idee.
De lange grijze lijn met daarin een beetje reflectie van de koplampen van de auto leidt je subtiel het beeld in.
De andere kant van de foto is vaag door de mist: een mooie tegenstelling tot de harde lijn van de reling.
Heel mooi gemaakt. Ga nog heel lang door met het posten van dit soort werk!!

Picture where fog is included are always very interesting as it leaves a great sense of unknown behind the white background. And your picture is a good example of it.
The handrail is superb and gives depth to rhe scene. Everything is very nice in here and the soft colours are superb. Well done.

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-11-06 0:01]

Bonjour John,
c'est magnifique, l'effet de la brume qui isole la scène de son environnement, juste assez dense pour envelopper l'horizon.
Cela rend la vue plus intime et aussi reposante.

Hi John,
This shot through the fog has so much mystery to it, I like the glimpse we get, let the imagination take care of the rest. The long perspective on the handrail works, it looks terrific, so too the car with the headlights coming towards camera. Wonderful sharp image with excellent exposure.
Stunning capture.

Goede morgen John,
Als ik nu naar buiten kijk dan zit het hier ook potdicht van de mist met totaal geen licht in de lucht. Wat jij er nog hebt weten uit te persen is klasse, zowel in licht als compositie. Die brugleuning links snijd dwars door het beeld heen, heel mooi, net als een heel goede balans tussen de naderende auto and het bootje, maar ook rechts onderin dat kleurrijke gras....heel secuur meegenomen in de compositie...heel mooi.
Prettige dag, Henk

Hello John,
A very ethereal composition from a good point of view. I like the diagonal placing of the canal and houses and the way they are enveloped by the fog. The car with its headlights on adds to the mood. Beautiful diffused light and muted tones. Well done.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2008-11-06 1:11]

Dag John,
nooie stemming en prachtige composittie met sterke perspectieflijnen. Voor de brugleuning is mooi meegenomen.
Groeten Gerrit

Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
C'est l'incertitude qui nous charme. Tout devient merveilleux dans la brume.
Présentation très originale et parfaitement maîtrisée de cette vue en période automnale où la brume enveloppe une partie de la nature.
Bravo !

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  • JLG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 0 N: 167] (2086)
  • [2008-11-06 1:27]

hello John
une tres belle ambiance et un super cadrage avec la rampe du pont et la perspective du canal
c'est magnifique
prettig dag
jean louis

Hi John,
Great POV. The fog and city very nice atmosphere. The colours and the reflections are marvelous. Well done my dear friend...
Have a nice day...
Ali Rıza

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2008-11-06 1:38]

Hi John.So peaceful, so harmonious despite the fog or is it because of it. The world has softer edges, looks kinder, more gentle.Wonderful subdued palette. Love the perspective. It is always a treat to view your work John. Regards. Klaudio.

Hi John,
This is a very beautiful autumn image, very representative of the seasonal conditions with good perspective and the very attractive view of the houses disappearing in the fog with the distance, which adds to the perspective depth.
Have a nice day, groeten JY

hi john,
Good to see something different,the picture is really beautiful and nicely shows the atmosphere, mood, perspective and colors everything is in place for a great shot.

best regards

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2008-11-06 1:54]

Now that's what I call wide-angle effect. You have made good use of the fog, John. Fine composition and neat idea to include the car with the headlights on. Regards,

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  • cbrman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 263 N: 4835] (21675)
  • [2008-11-06 2:33]

Hello John,

Très bonne idée que cette double perspective qui nous entraîne vers deux points dans l'image. Le brouillard offre une très bonne ambiance et malgré l'éloignement des maisons, elles sont parfaitement visibles.
Bravo !



Hi John,
the fog brings a special atmosphere to your picture, especially on the right part, which could have been presented alone here.

fraaie sfeer foto John,
de foto is van een uitstekend punt genomen, de radar boot de koplamen van de auto, de brug leuning zorgt voor een uitstekende verdeling en perspectief, mooie foto John. prettige dag verder.

Ik zie dat U rivaal ook bij U komt.
groet Jaap

Hi John,
fantastic imafe with great light management and smart POV

Dag John,

Un point de vue très orginal et très beau pour présenter ce coin de Damme et le fameux canal. Très belle utilisation du brouillar sur la droite de l'iamge et bravo pour les magnifiques reflets.

Hi John,
Picturesque and mystical atmosphere with superb composition. I like the beautiful reflection and the mysterious perspective. Congratulations. Have a nice day

Bonjour John
très beau cliché de ces maisons cachées dans la brume, un air de mystère se retrouve dans cette photo

This is a wonderful picture. Fantastic atmosphere and mist in the depths of beauty that gives the scenery.
Lovely colours and beautiful reflections.

Hi John,

The reflections in the water and the diagonal line of the road are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the houses. The evening fog is filtering the light which has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2008-11-06 6:25]

Hi John! Amazing picture with a prospect that is lost in the fog! Good POV and diagonal line that impresses with the reflection and the composition! I praise

Hallo John,
Ik vind deze heel mooi. Het geheel is zorgvuldig opgebouwd en netjes in lkaar gezet. De brugleuning links die ons in het beeld leidt en de mistdie rechts het beeld laat vervagen in de oneindigheid. Grijs boven en kleurrijk gars onder. Allemaal precies waar het hoort. Gefeiliciteerd.
Vriendelijke groeten

Hoi, John.
Werkelijk uitmuntend. Dat jij met zo'n licht DIT daaruit haalt, verdient alleen maar lof.
Zeer sterke compositie! Het spel van de verschillende diagonalen is van grote klasse, de hoek perfect, de belichting en sfeer betoverend. Naar mijn mening : niet veel mensen zijn in staat om met zoiets, onder deze omstandigheden, voor de dag te komen. Chapeaux!
Bedankt, vriend, ik wens je nog een fijne dag.
Tot gauw,

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2008-11-06 7:07]

I'm a big fan of fog (and also wide angle lenses) so I really like this one! Being able to see up the rail on the left and up the bank of the river on the right gives this the unusual feeling of seeing in two directions at the same time. The fog increases the isolation of the main subject and gives a better composition. Well done!

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  • Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 3 N: 630] (7559)
  • [2008-11-06 8:49]

Hello John,
Interesting atmosphere created by the fog.I like that handrail on the left,it is a centre of attention.Nice reflections in the water.Well done!

salut john
c'est trés fort, trés fort, belle exploitation de la barriere du pont et du brouillard avec cette perspective du canal, une gestion parfaite de l'espace dans le cadrage

Hi John,
Good idea to be out there in the heavy fog and low lying cloud - so common this time of year. Well composed shot with good definition and limited depth due to fog. I like it and TFS. Gerald

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2008-11-06 20:59]

Hola John.
Excellent shot with a good composition, the fog produces a nice effect on your landscape, slowly disappearing the houses and canal. Very good POV, reflection and colors.
Well done.
Best regards.

Hi John, A very well pictured scene & your chosen POV is very good, having the railing down the left & the near bank to the right this leads the eye nicely into the shot, lovely disturbed reflections & a wonderfully positioned boat are both great additions to the photo, however the evening fog adding a slight chilly feeling creates a great atmosphere, TFS, kind regards Wilson.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14070 W: 0 N: 16135] (171666)
  • [2008-11-07 1:21]


J'adore ces image de smog, cette brume qui donne des ambiances mystérieuse, superbe compo, avec des reflet, et ces effets, grandiose.

Bravo et amitié


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2217 W: 153 N: 3554] (15929)
  • [2008-11-07 2:58]

Good morning John
Another of those great compositions of yours. Really striking atmoshere like a dream with the fog, excellent perspective and the wide angle has really enhanced the great view
My compliments and TFS

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2008-11-07 4:19]

Dag John. Dit is wel een hele speciale. Ik vind het een leuk idee om de brugreling te gebruiken voor het perspectief. Qua opstelling is dit top en dan de vaart die rechts uit het beeld verdwijnt in de mist. Echt prachtig gedaan!

Bonjour John
La brume apporte la touche qui convient à cette image très bien composée et que les teintes sont délicates et belles!
Bravo et bonne journée

Salut John;
Its just so beautiful.
You show us a very lovely picture, splendid reflection.
The misty atmosphere of this picture is so strong and really attractive.
Best Wishes.

Hi John,

The long perspective of the handrail is a good eye leader, taking our eyes straight to the building in the distant. The fog lends a good setting for the building.


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  • Vames Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 0 N: 517] (4356)
  • [2008-11-07 5:53]

hi John,very beautiful strong places and nice architecture !

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9860 W: 157 N: 16051] (126453)
  • [2008-11-07 8:10]

Witaj John!
I like the reflections in water.
Good frame and persprctive.
The fog add savor of photo.

Wonderful reflection, very good composition, excellent aspect.
Well done.

Bonsoir John
j'aime beaucoup cette ambiance donnée par la brume et l'effet qu'elle donne sur le dégradé de couleurs; Une sensation de froid mais qui n'est pas désagréable. Belle photo.

Ciao John,
a splendid composition, where the fog contributes to create a single atmosphere. perfect the perspective, great management of light.

Hi Jonh,
interesting image of city and boat, and I´d like of the fog too, Great work my friend.

Hi John,spectacular photo no doubt! Excellent ultra wide lens use and great atmosphere - the fog and the river!

TFS and have a nice weekend!


ciao John,
nebbia che avvolge la foto e le dà un effetto molto bello.
Il soggetto al centro sembra staccato dal resto e questo è un elemento di grande effetto.
buona giornata

Hi John,
Superb reflections and beautiful perspective very good atmosphere
Well done!

Hello John,
What a depth with the ramp. Pleasant foggy atmosphere. Really successful shot.
Best regards,

Dag, John. Dit is typisch herfstweer. Laag hangende wolken en mist. Maar de lichte gevels en de boot zorgen voor contrast evenals het gras aan de rechterkant. Het perspectief gaat uit in twee verschillende richtingen en is zoals gewoonlijk zeer goed.
Prettig weekend,

Hello John,
I have a personal taste for the photographs of bad weather, in particular, for the fog and the fog. This image belongs to the images which create really an authentic environment. Congratulations.
Have a nice day and weekend

Hello John.
I can remember passing this town when going to our tram journey along the coast three nearly three years ago. We went in January - it was very cold.
This one has a lovely mist in it. I like the way you have only captured the central part of the picture very sharply, and the viewpoint is great. Wonderful gentle colours and soft light. And that nice looking boat on the still water. Very nicely done.

Good morning John,
I look at your exposure settings in the event that I will encounter this similar scenario in the future. As always it is beautifully composed. I do like the glimpse of autumn colors and the maritime scene. My compliments...Danilo

Hello John
Belle ambiance automnale et malgré les conditions difficiles tu réussis une belle photo. L'utilisation du garde fou pour conduire l regard dans la photo est très bien vu!!
Beau travail

Ciao John, lovely misty composition with splendid perspective, fantastic reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

- Superb picture and incredible meeting, perspective and boat, excellent also the background in the fog, very successful, well done!
Have a good weekend.

Bonsoir John, cette perte de bâtiment du à la création du canal Damse Vaart est utile pour le bien d’une région et est triste malheureusement pour les plus ancien qui aimait cet endroit, cela est aussi le cas pour certain barrage, notamment à celui de Roberville, ou pour construire une retenue d’eau il ont inonder de nombreux moulins très ancien, la vue bien appuyée par la balustrade montre idéalement l'automne et sa brume mystérieuse, de telles conditions ont le mérite de mettre ces bâtiment de Damme en valeur, bien amicalement

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3995] (27462)
  • [2008-11-08 16:14]

Belíssimo trabalho, com uma composição realmente bem executada. O ambiente também é muito bonito.



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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2008-11-09 0:56]

I love how well you captured this foggy atmospere. I find it hard to do. I try a few time it's just bad. This one is really beautiful still very well sharpe and good clarity. Beautiful composition. Excellent as always.

Very interesting for both the oblical point of view, and the foggy atmosphere.

All the best,


Bonjour John,
Très belle ambiance sur cette image !! Le brouillard semble vouloir engloutir la ville !!
Bravo !!

Bonjour John,
Une vue qui sort de l'ordinaire et tout à fait réussie!
Les couleurs très douces sont superbes!
Well done,

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2008-11-09 5:58]

Artistic result from this fine capture in the mist along the canal john. You also use well the top of the rail to the left, a detail adding some real depth and structure to the final result. Good idea.

Hi John
Unusual this magnificent picture. Excellent POV, diagonals and colours. I like the fog effect.
TFS and have a nice Sunday

Hi Dear John,
wonderful shot with nice foggy details.warm colours,sharpness and depth are very impressive.also great point of view,very beautiful angle.well done.TFS
Best Regards


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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2008-11-09 9:05]

Bonjour mon cher John
La pluie remplace le brouillard chez nous et cci m'empêche de sortir le weekend :)
Je note ici une intéressante perspective qui se dirige droit vers l'inconnu à travers la brume.
Ambiance typique de ton pays en automne.

Hi John,

The time of winter is already present in central and northern Europe. In Portugal we still have plenty of sunshine:)
Its an excellent POV and splendid composition, and misty atmosphere.

Have a nice day,

Hi John,
Very beautiful scenery.
Composition, colors and point of view are excellent.
Very well done.
Best wishes. Uğur

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  • dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 0 N: 2971] (23892)
  • [2008-11-09 22:59]

Hi John,
very good capture of the November atmosphere,
beautiful composition with very good POV and framing too,

The misty atmosphere of this picture is simply wonderful, ...as the excellent way how you have composed it, another great work from you John, all my compliments!!!

have a nice week,

John Hi:

Maravelous use of PoV, wonderful details and colors of reflections and incoming fog. Thanks for the notes, as well.

Congratulations, very nice, my friend

Ola John ,
Que linda foto neste dia de nevoeiro , gostei muito do ponto de visão com as casas em diagonal deram bastante profundidade de foto , o barco a entrar no nevoeiro , o corrimão ficou fantástico , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Nice capture of the river. Great light breaking through the fog. I love the moody atmosphere of this image. Nice work.
Best wishes,

Hello John,

very impressive picture with a good composition and amazing reflections in the water.I can also feel the humidity in the air ... seeing this shot.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Helo John
Not allday picture and the fog have make excellent effect
Very very good work

Hi John,
Lovely mood captured here and an excellent composition.Very interesting perspective and lovely colours.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-11-11 23:22]

Hi John,
very nice image, good shot and presentation during the misty weather. Friends all told You. I like this photojob also.
Gr., Aleksander

Bonjour John.
Cette brume qui vient le soir estomper maison après maison toute la ville est d'une grande beauté. C'est un peu comme avant le sommeil quand la réalité devient rêve.

Hi, John -

A fascinating photo! Getting pictures of fog has been an obsession of mine for a while now (and living in San Francisco gives me lots of opportunities to obsess!). This is a good representation. I almost get the feeling the scene is unbalanced to the left - but not quite. A tricky juxtaposition.


Hello John,
Thank you for this beautiful image in a foggy condition from Belgium! truly wonderful!
the pov is great in total sharpness, very good colour and superb details! I loved it a lot!
thanks once again
my warmest regards from NZ

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  • ifanik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 52 N: 3687] (21679)
  • [2008-11-13 6:23]

Very beautiful capture my friend
The colors are very nice and the fog make your photo superb
Best regards

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9298 W: 57 N: 15735] (58280)
  • [2008-11-13 10:06]
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Goeienavond John,
Wij hadden vorige week ook een aantal dagen heel wat mist. Hier is te zien dat dat ook heel mooie foto's op kan leveren. Mooi hoe het kanaal in het niets lijkt te verdwijnen. De spiegelingen in het kalme water zijn ook mooi en de brugleuning doet het ook goed aan de linkerkant. Bedankt!

Hi John,
Well captured this view, impressiuve result with fog and reflection on water, good idea and result.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2008-11-13 20:08]

Dag John
Perspective is excellent with the handrail. The fog creates a eerie mood...the houses fading towards the right. Like the headlights of the car on the left. A fine use of your wide lens. Very good shot!
Best Regards

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2008-11-13 23:32]

Your typical touch (double perspective and subject) in a misty variation, really great... I like the misty(erious) channel on the right. Makes it really cool.

Hi John,
A great setting, with good perspective and an a bit mysterious atmosphere because of the fog.
The photo has a very special attraction, which catches our look with facility.
I like your composition.
Well done.
Best regards,

Bonsoir John,

Nos yeux ne savent plus ou regarder, deux ligne bien distinc, la barrière puis ces maisons suivant le canal. Le point du vue est superbement travaillé. Très belle compostition

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-11-16 9:32]

Hi John!
Great POV at the balustrade and excellent composition with the shore at the right side.It`s a very good exposure with fine sharpness and good,natural colors.The car with lights is a nice detail.

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-11-16 12:35]

Excepcional encuadre y sus mil detalles...buenisima luz débil.....

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-11-16 13:10]

Hello John,
I like the atmosphere of fog this capture, is superb.
Excellent composition with very good light, colors and reflections. Bravo!
Best regards,

Hello, John!
Very nice, foggy atmosphere! I like this sharp, dynamic perspective, partially achieved by putting the point of view right over the handrail. Nice idea!

John, this is a fine shot that has obviously had a lot of response but I think it needs to have a tighter crop on the top and bottom. I may do a ws after I get home just as a trial but the detail and colors of the shot are so great that it would be better in my opinion to see more of that.


Hello John,

this is a lovely shot with a heap of atmosphere. The reflections are fantastic and the pleasure boat just adds to the scene. A great capture my friend, well seen.



Hi John
splendid shot
dreamy photo with fog
A scenery with wonderful soft light..
I cansmell the humid,
I canfeel the atmosphere
thanks for sharing

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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2008-11-20 20:08]

hi John,

the combination of color and fog is tremendous .. the diverging lines of the road and water striking .. very nice. take care, John

  • mirarer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 603] (4751)
  • [2008-11-27 5:10]

Hi John,
I like the foggy atmosphere and the nice light of the shot.
Well balanced composition and great mood.

Hi John
Wow, excellent view of this fogy place. Great composition with the handrail (have you use it as a tripod?;) ). Beautiful colours and mood at the image.

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  • Hunkar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 940 W: 5 N: 36] (7440)
  • [2008-11-30 14:05]

A mysterious canal scene in the misty atmosphere..
A nice image with soft colors..
Good composition..

Hi John,
It seems that you have your own way to catch fog and turn it to a positive element in your pictures. And it worls perfect here. So calm and beautiful.

Hi John,

very fascinating fog shot, good composition and reflection.



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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-12-07 12:48]
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Hi John, friend,

my felicitations for your 70.000 smiles on the TE. The golden medail is smiling for you. I am so proud of yours signatures. Like here, above this formidable picture from Flanders.

Friendly your


Hello John,
I discovered your photos from your criticism on one of my own and I am passionate about your job.
This photo is a random choose.
Merry Christmas with health and happiness.

I like how the houses and trees disappear into the fog, John, so that they just become a blur. Whilst I have no particular problem with how you have composed this, if this had been my shot I think I would have cropped this just to the right of the lamp-post, then cropped away whatever sky was necessary to return it to a landscape format. Cheers . . . David

Assez impressionnant cet angle de visée qui met en évidence un paquet d'éléments tout aussi digne d'intérêt les uns que les autres:
1- La réfraction;
2- Le bateau qui s'enfoce dans le brouillard
3- La couleur rouille du feuillage à droite;
4- La marque de commerce sur le garde-fou en avant plan.


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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2009-02-15 2:41]

Salut John,
Très jolie lumière sous cette atmosphère embrumée.
De beaux reflets et des couleurs naturelles pour nos amis du Nord.
Amitiés ainsi

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2009-03-01 6:52]

Hello John,
very spectacular the scene with the fog and the lights on of the car to make it even more attractive.I like the reflections on the river as the great perspective that created from the dame and the POV.Well done.

Have a nice afternoon,Danos

Wonderful softness and silence....

Hello Dear John
great atmosphere
i like glomy weather
i like reflections on the water
nice composition and POV
best regards

Hi John!
Amazing haze, amazing mist. Wonderful deliacte light and colors. Ideal frame.
Greetings from Warszawa!

Dobro jutro gospodine iz hladne Cuprije.
Covek mnogo pocne i stvori neku viziju, ali ...
Gledam ogradu mosta koja me vodi u grad i vodu kanala koja odlazi u maglu i zove me da podjem tim putem, stari brod me ceka za put zelja i neizvesnosti.
Odlican rad, lepe boje i fotografija, dobra dubina snimka i reflex u vodi, uzivanje je ovo gledati, cestitam.
Prijatan dan i lepo vreme, neka krene prolece godisnje dobra lepih zelenih boja, Paja.


Goedemorgen, meneer, uit de koude Cuprija.
De man vele start en maak een visie, maar ...
Ik keek naar het hek van de brug dat brengt me naar de stad en het water kanaal dat gaat in de mist en riep mij om deze route, de oude schip gaan wacht op mij de weg naar verlangen en onzekerheid.
Uitstekend werk, mooie kleuren en afbeeldingen, goede diepte van beeld en reflex in het water, dit is een genot om naar te kijken, gefeliciteerd.
Een mooie dag verder en goed weer, een goede start een jaar van het voorjaar mooie groene kleur, Paja.

Good morning, sir, from the cold Cuprija.
The man many starts and create a vision, but ...
I looked at the fence of the bridge that leads me to the city and the water channel that goes into the mist and called me to go this route, the old ship is waiting for me the way desire and uncertainty.
Excellent work, beautiful colors and images, good depth of image and reflex in the water, this is a pleasure to watch, congratulations.
Have a nice day and good weather, a good start a year of pretty spring green color, Paja.

  • riclopes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6857 W: 151 N: 10359] (35577)
  • [2010-07-26 0:53]

Olá John, fascinating foggy image. The buildings and their reflections seem to be floating in the sky. Superb double perspective on both sides of the composition. The detail of the handrail is fascinating and it gives a tremendous depth.
kind regards,

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  • iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 698] (3298)
  • [2010-10-06 12:06]

Greetings John,

A really nice, atmospheric shot - with some very nice lines. The handrail of the bridge is an excellent inclusion as it nicely frames the left of your picture and sets upa number of interesting v-shapes for the eye to follow. I would be tempted to crop out the car lights in the left which don't really do it for me. Great stuff, thank, Iain

An amazing canal view, fogy scene, calm water and river boat there, John.
Good DOF on picture, colorful and pleasent to watch.

Dag John,
Een plaats die ik sinds mijn recent bezoek aan Damme herken maar in het andere seizoen en met de mist ziet het er hier helemaal anders uit.
Ik had koud maar mooi weer. Door de stevige wind waren er echter nergens weerspiegelingen op het water te zien.
Op deze foto zijn de weerspiegelingen ongelooflijk helder en scherp terwijl de mist wat verderop heel dicht hangt en de verdere loop van het kanaal en de bomenrij verbergt.
Damme heeft hier een aparte sfeer en lijkt een beetje hangend tussen lucht en water.
Ook in november vaart de Lamme Goedzak blijkbaar uit (tenzij hij daar in de winter aangemeerd blijft).
Vele groeten, Paul

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2013-07-06 2:53]


marvelous reflections of these façades in the middle of the fog. a not usual image. special framing and mood. the light touch of color is interesting too. a perfect and surprising image. TFS.



Hello John, I checked the website too and this is a very interesting historical place.
Your composition is beyond and above any expectation!
all the best,

Hello John,
this is a beautiful impression of the city immersed in the evening fog, it's almost dream like. The perspectives are wonderful, they create a solid composition while the softness of the view and the colours is enchanting. I like very much the reflections and the way the opposite bank fades in the distance. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,

Hello John,
The fog, once again, makes this photo romantic and mysterious. Interesting angle of view, well done!

Hello dear John.
That's a smart POV you chose; putting the camera on the hand rail like that.A strong leadline into the photo... and the canal is an other rivalling leadline taking one's eyes to the mysterious fog.
An un-orthodoks composition that intrigues me. The depth is almost 3D.
Wonderful craftmansship
Cheers and have a pleasant evening

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15709 W: 159 N: 27480] (144140)
  • [2017-08-21 9:43]

Bonjour John
C'est joli comme un tableau de maître
une atmosphère particulière qui donne un côté mystérieux , j'aime le POV, les reflets et oui les couleurs aussi
Agréable soirée

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