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I has been a stroll in centre of Ghent you find every time a wonderful place for a good picture.
You can see the "ZUIVELBRUG" in Dutch, almost in centre of Ghent.
Ghent is a historical and a modern city at a time.
With a totally new centre completely car free
Modern daily life of the active urbanite plays set in a beautiful historic setting.
Ghent is lived and lived, worked and enjoyed. every day.
I can every time enjoys the tranquility of an authentic convent.
Parents and children strolling through the pedestrian streets of the city.
A tourist takes a photograph of the three towers, but has often done a little differently.
Dozens of cafes invite you to discover the Ghent specialties.
The sun reflected in the many waters of the Leys.
I hope you enjoy.
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SWEETFREEDOM (19938) 2010-06-13 23:03
i like this picture with characteristic houses and nice flowers along the river. Good colors and presentation.
pablominto (53744) 2010-06-13 23:12
The traditional architecture, the canal and the flowers make this a very attractive scene!
The point of view makes the bridge a fine lead-in, and the human factor is well taken care of...
Great depth in the composition, rich vivid colours!
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2010-06-13 23:30
It's a charming and nice city scene. Good picture with nice colours and great sky too.
polpo56 (15124) 2010-06-14 0:31
I visited Ghent last mounth... a wonderful little city, with many places to photographe.
There is a great composition in this shot... a lovely picture.
have a nice day
Nicou (105981) 2010-06-14 0:34
merveilleuse compo et iamge quel cadrage avec le pont, les maison en colombages, le plan d'eau, sueprbe compo.
Merci et amitié
riclopes (35567) 2010-06-14 2:21
Olá John, it looks a bit like a painting too... Wonderful framing and perspective of the bridge's fence. The flowered FG is very attractive as it is the architecture and the cloudy sky. Nice detail of the person with the blue shirt matching the color of the sky.
asajernigan (19669) 2010-06-14 3:17
This is a nicely composed shot using the bridge to lead the eye into the shot. The architecture is great and you have captured it nicely here. The lighting and colors are great!
josepmarin (56537) 2010-06-14 3:25
You have caught a nice urban scene, full of life, with a fantastic light and a few beautiful spring colors.
The framing is very effective to include all the elements, as the bridge, the elegant architecture of the city, the canal, and specially, the flowers in the foreground, in a good composition.
It's a beautiful work, my friend.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-06-14 3:34
Dag best John,
Een andere zeer prachtige foto van deze mooie stad.
Excellent FG with teh flowers which give depht to the image. Image full of lihe too with the peoples on the bridge. the superb architectur of the houses in the BG are very well colected.
Goed week voor Uw,
ikeharel (44139) 2010-06-14 4:24
Wonderful old Ghent, with the overwhelming flowers on the banks of the canal , and colorful houses on sides.
Good POV, and well taken .
snunney (72834) 2010-06-14 4:24
The bridge makes a pleasant lead line towards the lovely architecture with the people adding a touch of vitality. I like also the framing from the pretty flowers. Good colours and sharpness.
hdl (6995) 2010-06-14 4:28
Een oud en gezellig stukje Gent onder een deugddoend zonnetje lijkt me. Een heel mooi beeld; de bloemen op de voorgrond zijn perfect aangepast aan het oude huisje op de achtergrond; goed gezien.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-06-14 4:31
composition vraiment très belle, un ciel charmant, des couleurs limpides. Tu complimentes
jjcordier (67366) 2010-06-14 4:43
Une très bonne composition aux couleurs bien saturées (un tout petit peu trop peut-être?)et un format parfaitement bien choisi pour l'image. Belle image de Gent/Gand (je ne prends pas de risque politique -))
Sergiom (45600) 2010-06-14 5:22
Très belle composition avec ces belles fleurs à l'avant plan. Ce beau pont qui porte le regard vers ces beaux bâtiments colorés et ces passants et ce ciel magnifique.
Il semble y avoir un certain problème de netteté qui n'enlève rien à l'ensemble.
francio64 (38254) 2010-06-14 5:25
scena ben composta e ben animata con la presenza delle tante persone.
Ottimi colori e ottima gestione delle luci.
macondo (18461) 2010-06-14 6:34
Wonderful photo of old Ghent to bring back memories for me. I think I know this place - am I correct in saying that you have taken this photo from just outside the Calisto cafe? I love the colours in this one and the way you have composed it looking over the flowers towards those characteristic buildings and the wonderful sky. A real delight!
npecanhuk (56392) 2010-06-14 7:38
Although I miss a bit more of sharpness (always a matter of personal taste), I really like this beautiful picture because of its charming composition with all those attractive urban elements! Colors, exposure, pov, black & white borders and square format are all excellent too! Again, about the level of sharpness, the way it is, it's certainly a painting-like photograph and that way it also pleases me a lot!
TFS - congratulations!
My sincere warmest regards,
subhendu_bagchi (21168) 2010-06-14 9:40
nice capture of this beautiful perspective with fine light and splendid colours. The buildings, the flowers in FG , nice sky at top and those colourful people at frame are all great eye catcher nice colour balance. Very well composed shot. Tfs.
pajaran (41809) 2010-06-14 10:17
Dobro vece gospodine, kod nas odlazi jos jedan vreo dan.
Lep pogled preko cveca, mosta , reke na arhitekturu dela grada sa dobrim uvodnim tekstom.
Ljudi slobodno setaju preko mosta, mirno je bez automobila i gradske buke, prikazano sa dobrim trenutkom snimka, bojama i lepom fotografijom, cestitam vam.
Prijatno vece, pozdrav Paja.
Goedenavond, meneer, hier gaat weer een warme dag.
Mooi uitzicht over de bloem, brug, rivier en aan de architectuur van de stad met een goede inleidende tekst.
Mensen lopen vrij over de brug, nog steeds zonder auto's en de stad lawaai, afgebeeld met een goede foto van dit moment, de kleuren en prachtige fotografie, ik feliciteer je.
Heb een fijne avond, groeten Paja.
Good evening, sir, here goes another hot day.
Nice view over the flower, bridge, river on the architecture of the city with a good introductory text.
People freely walking across the bridge, still without cars and city noise, shown with a good picture moment, the colors and beautiful photography, I congratulate you.
Have a nice evening, greetings Paja.
Bluejeans (64243) 2010-06-14 11:11
Ola John ,
Bonita composição com este primeiro plano cheio de flores deram muita alegria a foto , interessante esta ponte cheia de pessoas, bonitos detalhes de arquitectura nos edifícios de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2010-06-14 11:25
Well, well done! Excellent daily-life picture and amazing contrasts!
prabut (3548) 2010-06-14 12:38
You show charming corners. Excellent composition with nice perspective of the bridge. On the opposite bank of the beautiful buildings with interesting architecture. Beautiful are the flowers in the foreground. Good contrast and good color saturation .. Nicely exposed the clouds.
danos (78196) 2010-06-14 12:53
picturesque image with the brilliant light to enhancing the colours.I like the creative perspective from the bridge as the traditional architectural style of the buildings on the opposite bank of the canal.The flowers on the foreground decorate pleasantly the scenery.Well done.
ciakgiak (30383) 2010-06-14 13:34
another perfect construction of the scene, with the animated bridge on the left and the flowers on FG.
The light and the colors are really superb, the image have the usual great graphical impact. Congratulations.
pierrefonds (51072) 2010-06-14 19:11
The presence of the people is adding life to the picture. The bridge is taking my eytes toward the buildings which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2010-06-14 20:46
Namaskar John Maenhout,
Wonderful Picture. The architecture is great and you have captured it nicely. Beautiful colored houses, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV.
TopGeo (38080) 2010-06-14 22:21
Hi John!another masterpiece from you. Fantastic place with perfect composition, colors and sharpness. Excelent foreground with flowers bridge! and architecture in BG Amazing combination of colours. Bravo
Urs (14078) 2010-06-14 23:40
Ghent - I have read about the town, but never been there so far. Looks nice and friendly. You had a sunny day, so the color hues are warm and attractive, the sharpness is excellent and the DOF thanks to the bridge could not be better. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my Wesak Day upload.
yeln (11502) 2010-06-15 0:59
very interesting facades of houses that are probably typical for Belgium.
boxes full of flowers, do idyllic look .
I like the calm city beat .
Hansaphotos (6113) 2010-06-15 2:58
A very pleasant urban scene which match perfectly with the lines in your note. Nice take with many details and perfect balance between the elements in the composition. Very well done! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
Silvio1953 (105720) 2010-06-15 5:50
Ciao John, great perspective on lovely vilage, splendid composition full of colors with wonderful flowers in FG and a lot of people, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
berek (32071) 2010-06-15 7:34
you are always use strong perspective. i like colorful atmosphere and blue sky.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-06-15 7:39
Very fine picture. Superb theme. Good POV and composition. Perfect sharpness. Fine frame.
Greetings from Warszawa!
Charo (51208) 2010-06-15 9:12
A beautiful city to walk it and understand its hidden corners and magnificent architecture.
Excellent composition with very good depth and dynamism.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2010-06-15 10:42
I like the context of the photograph and the agreeably written note. The colors saturated and a small lack with clearness does not remove anything with the charm place. Cheer.
Have a nice day
anokutan (15097) 2010-06-15 10:48
Wonderful old Ghent, with the overwhelming flowers on the banks of the canal,and colorful houses on sides.
cobra112 (15589) 2010-06-15 11:33
Ciao John. Top colours and light in an intrigant perspctive. Fantastic sky.
gilou530 (34) 2010-06-15 12:26
une belle image bien colorée avec ces fleurs au premier plan une netteté et un cadrage nickel, beau petit coin de Gand
Fante (5429) 2010-06-15 12:39
you have a great eye for the masterpiece. This composition of Ghent center is very spectacularly. The depth and sharpness are perfect. Beautiful vivid colors and colors contrast. Congratulations,
Graal (92202) 2010-06-15 23:09
nice place and old town. Good composition. I like the colours and flowers on FG. Fine perspective of bridge also. Good presentation. I like it.
Have a nice day.
kordinator (14795) 2010-06-16 0:35
Wonderful architecture, the canal and the flowers make this a very attractive scene.
The point of view makes the bridge a fine lead-in, and the human factor is well taken care of.
Great depth in the composition.
Nice colors and sharpnes.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-06-16 14:19
a beautiful atmosphere with very nice composition and picturesque details, splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
Fis2 (77084) 2010-06-16 14:21
Good frame and perspective.
I like the colors.
Photo is unsharpen :(
Vasa (16612) 2010-06-16 15:33
Ghent is your big inspiration, friend John. My Fuji should be happy to see all your scenes. Your privilege is a little ours - with your generosity. Many thanks and best continuation to 100000 smiles.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-06-16 23:17
Fine informative note for this nice picture of Ghent
Excellent POV, lovely colors
The sharpness could be better
papagolf21 (79616) 2010-06-17 1:54
Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
C'est toujours avec un réel plaisir que de découvrir tes photographies qui nous emportent dans des lieux où se mélangent avec bonheur l'aspect pittoresque des vieilles villes, des canaux, des fleurs, sans oublier les vélos !!
jemaflor (74166) 2010-06-17 4:13
Nice view with awell seen composition, good colourful fg with red flowers, interesting depth with this bridge framed like that.
erhan1958 (13761) 2010-06-17 5:02
A traditional village life
TRB (12922) 2010-06-17 5:36
Excellent, very good presentation. Frame, color and clarity of images and video with remarkable success. Congratulations, Greetings
raszid62 (18583) 2010-06-17 6:56
Flowered Ghent beauty in a warm and sunny spring day. Very good square frame, great colors and light, unfortunately, some poor sharpness.
sacimar (25969) 2010-06-17 11:26
colorful composition, I like the houses and the bridge, the inclusion of the flowers is a plus, well seen,
paololg (31446) 2010-06-17 13:43
Ciao dear John,
nice image, especially for the beautiful FG of colored flowers. Very pleasant the perspective of the handrail of the bridge that brings the eye towards the houses giving an interesting depth to the photo. Good management of the sharpness, compliments, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
adramad (31003) 2010-06-17 15:02
Wonderful composition with these charming houses across the canal, close to these beautiful flowers bring beauty to the image, the presence of people take life and rhythm to the image. Brilliant colors, high brightness and optimal quality to enjoy this good work.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-06-17 23:09
Hello John! Amazing composition, original format, god capture and frame. Wonderful colours and saturation, superb contrast and sharpness. Splendid work. Well done!
sandpiper (6560) 2010-06-18 1:04
Beautiful composition, great colours and architecture. Good POV and sky.
janusz2054 (306) 2010-06-18 4:43
Wonderful view on this canal and traditional architecture, colorful houses.
Contrast and saturation are very good.Fantastic sky.
Didi (51343) 2010-06-18 9:07
Je suis passé sur ce pont en 1976
Intéressante scène en dépit de la forte luminosité.
J'apprécie cet avant-plan fleuri.
JCG (35129) 2010-06-18 9:42
Gand est une très belle ville. J'y suis passé il y a longtemps mais je ne m'y suis pas assez attardé pour profiter de ces bien jolis quartier typiques comme ici. Une belle lumière et des contrastes forts qui donnent beaucoup de punch à l'image, c'est très agréable, merci John.
Avec toutes mes amitiés, un excellent WE et merci pour ta visite sur ma 500ième,
bukitgolfb301 (32688) 2010-06-18 16:54
Hi my dear John
Wonderful amsterpiece again! So vivid color, floods of colors! Well conseidered and waistless framework, bright tone and deep focus description are marvelous.
Congratulation on your fine job!
Thanks for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Best regards from rainy Tokyo,
danyy (0) 2010-06-19 23:56
la touche fleurie au premier plan, approte incontestablement quelque chose à cette photo magnifique de Gand. Le ciel est parfait. Très belle réalisation toute simple.
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-06-20 1:33
you show beautiful your interesting country.
This time, historical and modern city as you write.
Beautiful bridge, flowers and views of the old part of town.
God frame and interesting note.
Have a great Sunday
giorgimer (34660) 2010-06-20 5:25
Belgium is rich of such lovable places, I really wish to visit it soon. Probably all ask you for suggestions about it. Very nice capture, good POV and details
siolaw (37642) 2010-06-21 4:00
Good use of the flowers to frame the FG and of the bridge to frame the left side and to give depth. Bright and colourful picture.
skippy007 (12504) 2010-06-21 5:34
Hello John, Beautiful warm atmosphere you have captured here, interesting architecture & lovely bright colours, especially the red flowers in FG.A lovely summer image.
cayden (2182) 2010-06-26 8:09
It is a nice capture and frame with colorfull details.
yedirenk (11242) 2010-06-27 5:03
Hi dear friend john,
what a beautiful city and peaceful atmosphere..a great composition with very rich city details and nice flowers in foreground..sharpness,depth and point of view are excellent..this is must be a very historical city.TFS
ymrk (14947) 2010-06-29 1:21
fantastic angle of vision!very creative one this is..all the best dear john :)
carper (96) 2010-06-30 22:37
mooie foto John,
goede point of view, prachtig perspectief en super kleuren, mooi plekje,
fijne dag verder.
xuaxo (6830) 2010-07-02 9:13
Good mix of people, buildings, canal and flowers. A pleasant and well composed photo.
alin-m (3716) 2010-07-03 1:16
Wonderful atmosphere in this picture.Beautiful houses between nice flowers with vivid colors.
Very nice photo.
jmdias (48413) 2010-07-05 8:25
perfect framing of the elements inside this beautiful urban landscape. I liked the way you put the flowers in the foreground, the people in the brigde is nice there too. excellent light and sharpness.
mauro61 (52545) 2010-07-17 8:28
bello questo angolo con le viuzze strette e le caratteristiche case.
Foto ricca di colori e dalla bella inquadratura,
bmukherjee (1512) 2010-07-26 10:00
A very bright eye-catching shot - I like the use of the wideangle, and the flowers included in the foreground. Excellent framing too!
chawax (16551) 2010-08-03 12:14
The POV is excellent, with the flowers in the foreground and the bridge on the left adding depth to the composition. Light and colours are very nice. Just a shame sharpness is not very good. I see you took this photo at ISO 400, it would have been OK at ISO 100 and the result would have been better ;)
dale54 (5751) 2011-10-21 4:30
what a nice pic of ghent,hi john!you make belgium,just this pic would make me head over! tfs!! have a great weekend my friend! dr
ourania (18764) 2013-06-28 6:37
this is a very lovely, picturesque and peaceful scenery with some people proceeding idly through it but your clever tight composition seems to have awaken all the elements, patterns and perspectives and given them a life of their own. There's a fascinating feeling that everything is shifting and our eyes keep making delightful rounds inside the frame. The beautiful rich colours contribute much to this pleasing graphical effect. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
fabbs99 (11252) 2013-08-02 13:33
Very colorful and attractive shot.Superb presentation, very sharp shot with an excellent light and POV.Very pleasant colours and an interesting note.
Very well done.TFS.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-15 1:28
John, I'm looking at your exceptional picture and I'm asking "really"???do places like this exist???
what a marvelous composition, your work is amazing!!
have a great Sunday!!
Miguel82 (14536) 2013-11-30 12:18
A nice view of Ghent city, bridge, canal and the remarkable architecture, blue sky and subdue light
Felicitari, respectele mele, domnule
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (128107)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-13 22:55