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Pictures of Flemish Belgium
The month March is one of the best since almost hundred year, as weather.
Temperature and sunshine are formidable, whereby a bike trip real is a pleasure.
I want more of these small old houses show, it's a little bit nostalgia of this countryside area.
A lot people come here, making a bike trip is pleasant, especially for the quiet and it landscape, also the a lot creek area care for a nice atmosphere.
I hope you like it.
In the 18th century Kaprijke knew ( as indeed the whole of Flanders ) a relative peace and prosperity . This changed when it along with the surrounding areas at the end of the 18th century was conquered . Again by the French Kaprijke lost its city charter , but was capital of the canton. Napoleon passed a law that young men have to fight . Required by the French Army When many in the “kleemkapel” of Our Lady invoked pull to be so exempt from military service a good fate , the French also destroyed the chapel .
Around 1830, when Belgium became independent , Kaprijke was primarily geared to agriculture . Yet there was another quarter woodland and heath . Weaving and processing of flax occurred especially in the winter .
Shortly after the half of the 19th century, the great industrial crisis on the region with a strong decrease in the overall welfare as a logical consequence. Of the approximately 750 families who Kaprijke then counted, there were around 1855, just a hundred call themselves wealthy. The small farmers, weavers, innkeepers and field workers could barely make ends meet. Only one third of the population was dependent on the arms. Hence, when many families ventured the trip to America, hoping for better conditions there.
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COSTANTINO (67416) 2014-03-28 23:35
Good morning dear friend
what a beautiful Nature shot
what a pleasant peaceful atmosphere
spring is one of the best seasons
and as you mentioned March is one of
the best since almost hu ndred years
as weather we all need a place quiet
like this one to have a walk or to live
green landscape and a simple pretty
home its enough for a good life
have a nice day
pajaran (63556) 2014-03-28 23:36
Interesantan i dobar tekst o seoskom podrucju, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa zelenim biljkama i belom kucom sa crvenoim krovom, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo mesto.
Doibar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-28 23:40
What a quaint countryside scene with it spring flowers and growth in abundance.
Super Pov, inviting us up to explore the windy road along the tall trees line, to the cute house, and cheery blossom, the magnolia and willow tree contrast one another.
Trust you and your wife are well, and I can see here you are out and about on your bike, careful you don't get drunk on all that fresh air, he he.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-29 0:40
Nice shot, great colours and very good POV.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-29 0:52
Très jolie photo de ce charmant paysage campagnard au printemps naissant.
dip (23890) 2014-03-29 0:55
beautiful image with amazing bright colors,the fine weather gives a nice and peaceful atmosphere to scene,
very well captured,
papagolf21 (105450) 2014-03-29 0:59
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une image qui claque par ses couleurs. Le résultat est comme à l'accoutumée très réussi.
carlo62 (52216) 2014-03-29 1:09
splendida composizione, ogni cosa nel giusto posto.
Il verde del prato è perfetto con il blu del cielo, la casa è in netto contrasto con tutto il resto e l'albero fiorito è il giusto simbolo della primavera.
dta (80328) 2014-03-29 1:14
hello John ,
TRès belle composition de tout début du printemps , mais déjà les arbres fruitiers sont en fleurs et les saules verdissent . la maison blanche au toit rouge est idéalement placée dans ce tableau enchanteur .
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-29 1:21
Excellent spring post executed with a brilliant and eye catching colors and contrasts. The visual effect of your composition is strong and made the work very attractive. Well done!
PaulVDV (30819) 2014-03-29 1:27
Een heel mooi landelijk beeld dat met het prachtige lenteweer heel kleurrijk oogt. We vinden een mooi blauw-rood-groen contrast terug terwijl de bloesems nog meer kleuren toevoegen.
Interessant om te vernemen, is dat Kaprijke ooit stadsrechten had. Nu lijkt het eerder een voorbeeld van het rustige leven 'op den buiten'. In ieder geval heb je hier een heel erg rustig straatje gevonden waar je het hoogstwaarschijnlijk aangenaam om fietsen vindt.
Geniet nog van het aangename lenteweer, Paul
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-29 1:56
An excellent landscape photo with marvelous colours of spring. The barren trees are still waiting for spring to paint them green, but the small trees is full of lovely flowers. Very good composition to frame the view with the trees on the left, perfect placement of the house in the frame as well. A lovely image with bright light, vivid colours and superb clarity as usual. Thanks for sharing.
mohammad_H (10052) 2014-03-29 2:31
Outlook attractive, beautiful and eye-catching
Foreground green, sky blue, good feeling for the viewer, spectacular
A good resolution
Have a nice day
ikeharel (74893) 2014-03-29 2:36
Good morning John,
A pic. from exactly one year ago, early spring scenery.
The light and colors, bright and lavishly in texture, spring blossom on some trees, and the rural location of a charming farm house. All culminate tyo a wonderful sight, masterfully taken on photo.
Cheers and enjoy an early spring weekend,
jacquest (19009) 2014-03-29 2:54
I like this image showing the nature awakening. The house stands well over the sky and the curvy road ggoves deepness. I like the overall framing with the blooming trees and the good light bathing the scene.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-29 3:26
exquisite tribute to the season of renewal. All the elements are here and the colours just captivating as is the enticing irresistibility of this composition. Well done! Hope you are enjoying this welcome warmth.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-29 3:29
this picture is very spring like and I really enjoy the whole pallette of the colors in here. The white house with red roof is almost and iconic symbol of the rural landscape and the variety of the trees surrounding it create lovely settings. Nice idea to include the road in the corner which helps to create more depth.
Great clarity and light management.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
Royaldevon (41068) 2014-03-29 3:37
This does look like perfect biking country. Not a hill in sight! Where I live, the hills are formidable. I now only ride my bike along the canal path or take it with us to East Anglia (several hundred miles away) when we go on holiday. Perhaps I need a powered bike!
You show us a beautiful, Belgian scene in early spring. The light is lovely, the blossom is out and the field is rich in greenery. The white house, with its red roof, makes a fine focal point and is located via a well placed pathway.
Spring is so full of promise. A great time of the year!
Have a lovely w/e,
mesutilgim (96334) 2014-03-29 3:40
Hello dear John,
Amazing landscape, again mastery captured.
Very good pov and compo.
Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
pierrefonds (68985) 2014-03-29 4:52
The road is leading my eye toward the house which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the house. The good luminosity is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (84633) 2014-03-29 5:58
Le printemps est vraiment bien implanté dans ta région. La couleur de l'herbe tendre est vraiment invitante. J'aime la teinte des feuilles du saule pleureur. Le ciel est fantastique.
ourania (48890) 2014-03-29 7:05
lovely early spring view under a really glorious sunshine. I like very much your composition from the road, you are giving us a great idea of your delightful bike trip. I like very much the arrangement of the house and the trees, the curve of the meadow is a fine detail too. There's a very pleasant sense of energy and the colours are rich and invigorating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
holmertz (56295) 2014-03-29 7:58
A nice farmhouse with white walls and red roofs. This was a fantastic day with great sunshine and beautiful colours that you have captured perfectly. The best feature of this photo are probably the many kinds of trees of various sizes and shapes. They make the view quite dynamic in spite of the total stillness.
dkmurphys (62159) 2014-03-29 8:40
Superb fresh colors of the spring. Always a delightful subject.
Well taken scene, have a fine weekend.
Noel_Byrne (32564) 2014-03-29 8:54
There is a lot of beautiful color in this scene, blues and greens, red and lavender and all in such a peaceful scene under such warm inviting light. The cloudless sky makes me fine for the good weather (Its still raining in Ireland even if it is spring). A very homely and welcoming scene.
Thanks as always
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-29 10:29
un'altra delle tue superbe proposte dalle Fiandre.
In questa la primavera esplode in tutto il suo fulgore con alberi in fiore, cieli azzurri e colori brillanti.
Alla bellezza della natura tu hai aggiunto la capacità di cogliere l'attimo con una composizione molto bella, tecnicamente perfetta per la cura dei dettagli esaltati da una nitidezza ed un contrasto perfetti.
Complimenti anche per questa
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Graal (103036) 2014-03-29 11:23
pleasant spring view and image. I like the colors and contrast. Nice peaceful place. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (44755) 2014-03-29 12:09
Hi John, very nice shot of this beautiful and interesting composition in the early spring with flowering trees, perfectly captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mvdisco (17794) 2014-03-29 20:32
Very nice country spring landscape,
beautiful colors and light,
Excellent composition and presentation,
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-29 22:25
Superb landscape photo with excellent details taken from very good viewpoint.
Excellently exposed and good colour to finish off with a beautiful clean blue sky.
The light is superb and the color contrast perfect.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice Sunday.
shreya2000 (2665) 2014-03-30 2:32
A very good and colourfule image. I like the colour of sky and hut. Good composition.
janneman (2920) 2014-03-30 3:25
Landschappen met daarin de kleuren rood, wit en blauw hebben altijd een bepaalde aantrekkingskracht op mij.
Dit landelijke plaatje is dan ook schitterend in zijn eenvoud.
jmdias (66443) 2014-03-30 7:26
intense green and blue hues here. the small white house and its red roof created a marvelous detail, a focus point very interesting, the main subject of the compo, attracting the sight. Nice job.
Fis2 (102510) 2014-03-30 7:50
Nice view, beautiful colors.
Wonderful spring climate.
I like it.
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-03-30 8:46
Fabulous shot of the village house in springtime from Kaprijke.Truly exclusive.Excellent pov and sharpness. Very well done ,TFS.
rychem (39591) 2014-03-30 8:51
Excellent spring photo with classic composition, the red roof is very eyecatching and the color combination very rich, complimets
Schnappilic (9692) 2014-03-30 9:08
A really good springtime view with an intense light and vivid colors. The result is very pleasant. Well done!
Buin (42468) 2014-03-30 9:46
My first thought when seeing this pictures was .. a place to feel good. There's a beautiful symphony of colours in this photo - really pleasing the eyes. A somehow optimistic sight.
Greetings from sunny and warm Westphalia! Have a nice week.
boa (7543) 2014-03-30 13:51
i can not think about a better time than now! Spring is wonderful , especially when it is like scenes like this. Beautiful strong colors and light, excellent composition from an idyllic place. Tfs this mood lifter!
Best Spring regards/
Alco (7511) 2014-03-30 20:01
Beautiful spring landscape with those trees in blossom.Superb point of view with magnificent colors.Nice background with that fantastic blue sky.Today in Quebec City we have had another snowstorm today.We have much snow on the ground and it has not yet begin to melt.You are more lucky than us as far as the weather in concerned.TFS.
Have a nice day.
omid266 (6748) 2014-03-30 20:21
** Salam , Hi ,
John , dear friend ,
Thank you for your note , and Thanks for sharing this beautiful artistic work from the land of Flanders ,
This is really an excellent image , very beautiful Spring in Belgium,
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kato (11630) 2014-03-31 0:09
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the sunny counryside with colors of lush green and pink as showing the spring's arrival. Here also looks like the place with the peaceful and pastoral atmosphere. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and tasteful color combination. And, a good note for the history of this place.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-31 1:15
the title exactle describes the frame. Excellent composition with full with vibrant colours. Depth/ sharpness and light all are excellent. Superb one. Tfs.
Kielia (24077) 2014-03-31 6:41
you have found a very well working POV to show us the beautiful countryside in this wonderful light. The season offers wonderful colors that make the image very attractive - and the composition is excellent. My compliments!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-31 7:27
It's nice to see green grass and flowers instead snow on the ground. Beautiful country scene with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
adramad (47748) 2014-03-31 8:21
Delicious rural image that has all the charms of spring, and your gorgeous POV shows, as this green field, the tree with new leaves, with that peculiar green and the other in bloom, some branches still show bare, the house looks perfect in such pleasant surroundings, excellent blue sky.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, good lighting and perfect sharpness.
Have a great start to the week.
lousat (94786) 2014-03-31 9:06
Salut John,une image simple mais tres jolie,avec tous les couleurs fraiches de la nature qui se reveille,magnifique composition avec des details excellent et bien cadree'.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano
Silvio1953 (148675) 2014-03-31 13:21
Ciao John, lovely spring composition with beautiful trees, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-31 19:41
Good thing you're living in this century then to take advantage of the delightful weather. :) You certainly seem to make the most of it by being outdoors to take these fine pictures which detail the Spring time atmosphere with clarity and bright colors. A perfectly white contrast to settle in against the plentiful blue and green colors, the countryside home makes a subtle but effective focal point in this composition. As mentioned before, your bike rides benefit the TE crowd. :) Have a pleasant day ahead. All the best.
mcmtanyel (25716) 2014-03-31 21:28
Oh yes, spring had sprung over there by this time last year. Today, we had our first truly springy day, I hope it is here to stay.
chrislo (4097) 2014-04-01 1:38
"Daar is de lente, daar is de zon.." Je kent het liedje waarschijnlijk wel. Het seizoen is nu goed begonnen en je levert hier weer een mooie foto af van het Vlaamse platteland met heerlijk frisse kleuren in dit fijne lentezonnetje. Mooie combinatie van kale bomen met hun nu nog zichtbare takkenstructuur en bloesembomen. Er hangt hier een rustige sfeer, dit is zeker de perfecte plek als je fietstochten of wandelingen in de natuur wilt maken. Ook erg goed is het rode dak dat een uitstekend contrast geeft tegen de blauwe hemel. Prima vastgelegd in een uitstekende compositie.
rbassin (24005) 2014-04-01 4:11
Un magnifique paysage printanier, les couleurs et la netteté sont superbes.
Nicou (146956) 2014-04-01 5:49
merveilleus eiamge hivernale sueprbe avec cette maison au toit ocre et le saule quelel vue quel arbre en fleur sueprbe avec le bau pré vert, vive le printemps bravo.
mkamionka (39213) 2014-04-01 8:13
I am glad that you enjoy the spring time. We are a bit less fortunate... I live very much the vivid colors in this rural scene here. The blue sky changes everything indeed. Nice to see how the nature is changing with some trees still naked other blooming and yet other covered with fresh leaves already.
tedesse (25135) 2014-04-01 12:36
Excellent POV, great spring view.
Beautiful colors and good light, good sharpness.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-04-02 2:27
indeed,from the bright,vivid colors we can well recognize the spring is awakening to life after the winter and I have to say it´s really beautiful time of the year.
Very nice capture with rural side as a scenery for this lovely nature.Love also the colors(especially strong contrast between blue and green)
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (116676) 2014-04-02 7:35
Fabulous warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and the red tiled roof and yellow green willow tree. Good pp work and excellent sharpness and density levels with punchy light contrasts. The flowering pink and white magnolia trees add charm. Tfs!
carper (96) 2014-04-02 13:48
mooie kleuren en fraaie compositie John,
goede verhouding en hele fraaie foto/
Miguel82 (27648) 2014-04-02 18:28
I enjoy today your first picture of spring season John, blossoms, lemon green grass, a peaceful scenery, good presentation and perfect sharpness, regards
Apurba20 (984) 2014-04-03 3:18
Magnificent colors.Green, red and blue astound in such magnificent combination.
The trees provide their own presence.
Didi (60590) 2014-04-03 9:50
Bonjour mon ami
Très belle luminosité ambiante en ce début de printemps
Dans quelques semaines les feuilles des arbres empêcheront de voir les maisons à moins de marcher dans le champ
abmdsudi (56394) 2014-04-03 14:16
That's Spring in splendour, really well done a massive lift to the image and such a bright vivid colourful shot when massed together like this, the epitome of springtime at its best. I like the composition here as the eye pointer white country house glues and invites into the whole scene, its subtly exposed and sharp focus with great dof. A very lovely capture of this beautiful countryside and it stands right out. Fabulous!! and tfs
jemaflor (100279) 2014-04-03 22:35
A simple composition well managed with the road and the view of this meadow, great result with a lovely light for colors, tfs.
halikarnas (7708) 2014-04-04 8:49
Duvarın rengi BEYAZ değilde başka bir renk olsaydı bu fotoğrafı çekermiydin?
Mükemmel bir görüş.
Ders olacak ve bu derste anlatılacak kompozisyon.
fritzi007 (11577) 2014-05-29 13:43
schöne Frühlingsfarben, sehr gute Fotoqualität, pefekt!
Matyas (0) 2015-04-20 1:43
Hello John! Fine house. Fine natural scenery. Superb landscape. Amazing colours. Ideal sky. Good exposure. Good capture and frame. Regards!
danos (100966) 2016-06-16 22:40
nice the view as the presentation of the countryside of Kaprijke during the Springtime.The brilliant light of the day enhance the clarity as the sharpness of the image making even more attractive.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (156668)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-28 23:31