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My own new site February 2013
I wish every visitor a very nice workweek
I thought my previous picture will are the last of my pictures of winter, but we received the 6th winter raid 2012-2013.
This is more than hundred year ago that we got the low temperature and a lot snow, in the first part of March. (March 1-15 )
A lot people dreaming of the first spring days with 20° Celsius and a lot sun.
But the first ten days are not in these prediction, a pity for people and animal.
These picture has been taken during a visit to this lovely Sint Annapark.
We see young people look to the almost first green colors in the trees, and the lovely buildings and the church tower between the branches.
This park is owned by the municipality and becomes excellent maintenances of the workers of the municipality.
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pajaran (49690) 2013-03-17 23:53
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst, zima se za karatko vratila sa snegom i hladnocom ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za setnju i rekreaciju.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, sir.
Good article, winter is for karatko back from the snow and cold ...
Good shot, contrast, beautiful color.
Nice place for walking and recreation.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
JFS (32459) 2013-03-18 0:00
The image can¡t be nicer! S0 sharp, so clean and so well executed! I like the human presence, its a plus to the beautiful pic.
Have a good day!
jjcordier (74564) 2013-03-18 0:01
La lumière est très belle et ta composition très réussie. Une très bonne photo de ce joli parc.
besnard (52489) 2013-03-18 0:10
Une belle luminosité sur ce paysage enneigé qui invite à une promenade dans le parc.
Bravo et bonne journée.
daddo (23106) 2013-03-18 0:48
Hi John. I don't know why, but every time I see your trees lit by the sun, i think of the Flemish Masters.I love the intricate forms, the colour and the light, all of which accentuate their beauty. Nice diagonal here pointing towards the buildings. Wonderful sharpness. Best wishes. Klaudio.
papagolf21 (84064) 2013-03-18 1:04
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Véritable tableau d'un moment hivernal. La beauté est vraiment présente à travers cette composition.
Une réussite charmante et délicieuse.
jacquest (18405) 2013-03-18 3:30
Well, we will be having another snow storm tomorrow. I stopped counting a while back. In your image the sun is giving a good light and will soon melt the snow. The elements are well placed and the people add life in this nice landscape. Good colors and clarity in an inage of quality,
Romano46 (16584) 2013-03-18 3:37
una foto molto bella per i colori solari pur in presenza della neve gelida.
La composizione è molto ben fatta e la presenza umana non disturba affatto, anzi, dona maggiore vivacità all'immagine.
Ottima la nitidezza e la luminosità in generale.
Ciao e buona settimana
macondo (18551) 2013-03-18 3:53
I have been hearing about the very late snow in Europe and the UK. Here, we have been having equally late very hot weather, but at last it seems to have finished and some rain fell in the weekend.
Your shot exposed the snow very well, showing good detail in the sunlight. Nice buildings and trees, but perhaps the overhanging branches are a little distraction this time. The light is beautiful and perhaps there is a hint of the Spring to come.
holmertz (38697) 2013-03-18 4:08
A very nice composition combining interesting buildings, well shaped trees and colourful people. Technically this is as perfect as always.
pierrefonds (55728) 2013-03-18 4:20
The wideness of the park is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the people is giving life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the buildings. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.
snunney (80731) 2013-03-18 5:05
Spring indeed is a long time coming this year. In the meantime, we can enjoy this lovely winter's scene. The image is well exposed and I like the lighting and colours very much, also those long winter shadows. The three people in the foreground help give the image depth and bring the scene to life. Superb technical presentation as always.
timecapturer (46547) 2013-03-18 5:18
spring is taking along time to arrive this year, but then it lets us see beautiful shots like this just a bit longer. Wonderfully sharp and clear image with that special light you get when to sun shines after snowfall. Exquisite!
Have a good week - Brian.
Sergiom (56635) 2013-03-18 5:19
Il est assez rare de voir des personnages dans tes photos. Ici, ils font partie intégrale de la composition et apportent un point d'intérêt et de la profondeur . L'ensemble ressemble à une peinture de maître.
mesutilgim (81424) 2013-03-18 5:44
Hello dear John,
Allthough we are fed up with the winter, your "wintery scenes" are hearth warming ! Like this one also.
At top with it's photographic qualities !
TFS and best regards
Royaldevon (27611) 2013-03-18 7:57
The combination of blue sky, crisp snow and long shadows creates a a wonderfully 'fresh' atmosphere. The inclusion of the figures, with their warm clothes, adds the extra information of temperature.
As always you have composed the shot with excellent skill and the exposure is pin-sharp.
My warm regards,
ourania (28400) 2013-03-18 8:14
this is a marvellous picture. You have selected an excellent point of view, everything is organized so neatly and harmoniously in the frame, depth and clarity are delightful and the light has painted some exquisite colours and caused some soft shadows to strech on the snow covered ground and on the warmly coloured facade. I love the special quality of the light that has warmed up the wintry scenery, the colours and the coordination of branches, clouds and shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
clic (14598) 2013-03-18 8:43
Before the Internet era, people sent to each-others finely-drawn Christmas cards showing, of course, poetic winter sceneries adorned of fantastic colors.
So my first thought, when opening this bucolic picture, went to those sweet souvenirs of my youth!
Thanks for this piece of art that triggers nostalgia!
Nicou (118192) 2013-03-18 8:49
fantastique décor avec la neige et ces beaux arbres quelle vue e tiamge et ces édiffices en fond quelle vue et cpatage sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (29483) 2013-03-18 9:20
bella luce su questa panoramica, bello, anche se freddo, il contrasto tra la neve ed i palazzi.
Piacevole la presenza delle persone che sembrano osservare quello che ti stai fotografando.
lousat (73987) 2013-03-18 9:55
Hi John,looks to be in a faity tales place,magnificent capture and great choice of point of view,sun and snow are always the best ingredients for a magic pic....no comment about the quality always at the top.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
wolf38 (31088) 2013-03-18 10:30
Hello John. Lots of snow, but the spring progresses. You took this photo in the bright light. Wonderful natural colors. ... and three walks.
ChrisJ (95188) 2013-03-18 11:14
A crisp and clean shot withe good contrasted lighting and superb graphism of the gaunt leafless trees against the blue sky. Excellent saturation and warm cold colour contrasts and a superb exposure on the white highlights of the snow. Tfs!
cornejo (29371) 2013-03-18 12:30
Hello John, very good picture of this interesting view of this everyday scene. Interesting and pretty good image sharpness, depth, interesting light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting and well done.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-03-18 13:42
Colors, shades, scenery, contrast all with great European elegance and style in a beautiful sharp and very attractive composition!!
Looking forward to every new picture of yours!
Ninello52 (7542) 2013-03-18 15:47
Beautiful light with the sun low stretching shadows on the snow! Belle also from behind the three figures who seem to enjoy the beautiful day and the beautiful landscape! Nice glimpse of daily life set in the beautiful setting of your picture!
Best regards, Nino.
batalay (35067) 2013-03-18 18:49
Decorators say that there should always be odd numbers — three pictures on a wall, etc. — rather than even numbers. This must be true for people also. Your composition is fabulous. The three peoples standing in the snow, the historic background, colors and resolution... all the good qualities have collaborated to give you a beautiful photo.
Warm regards, good friend.
tedesse (25047) 2013-03-18 19:28
Very nice picture with warm colors, even the presence of glacial snow does not interfere with reception.
Good POV and beautiful composition, with beautiful architecture, while the presence of people animates picture.
Alco (6760) 2013-03-18 19:30
Beautiful end of winter picture.The sunlight makes a very clear shot and beautiful colors.By looking to the steps in the snow,I notice that many people have taken advantage of the beautiful temperature in the park.Be patient,Spring is coming soon.Very sharp picture and nice blue sky.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
omid266 (3653) 2013-03-18 21:34
Thank you John ,
very nice !
Cheerio / Omid
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-03-19 1:45
although it´s a winter scene with a lot of snow,the soft and warm light create here really nice ans "warm" atmosphere.It makes also the colors appear to us more saturate and vivid.
Yeah,the winter still held,quite long this year(in Cologne also is still very cold).I like your POV,which captures some nice architecture and a part of a park.Technically the image is also superb-it has excellent sharpness,clarity and depth.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (83230) 2013-03-19 10:03
I like tree and buildings.
Excellent light and colors.
Very well done.
Have a nice evening
bukitgolfb301 (34932) 2013-03-19 10:22
Hi Bonsior dear John
Wow another great masterpoiece has come form you.
Stunning sharp and clear image as your trademark.
So great and the best example of widefocus shot!
Thanks a lot and have a good day!
Takero from warming Tokyo
jemaflor (82128) 2013-03-19 12:34
nice view with snow, well framed with people and interesting architecture, nice warm light on snowy ground.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-03-19 13:07
Hello John - we too got today a last blast (hopefully ) of winter, with several inches of snow; schools were closed and the roads a mess. Hopefully it all melts away soon!
Thanks for this beautiful, bright and airy winter shot; if it weren't for the snow on the ground I'd say it was a beautiful early spring photo! A nice wide sky against the bare tree branches, with the attractive manor house in the BG and three figures in FG providing human interest. Thanks!
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-03-19 14:02
A real winter atmosphere during the spring time. Superb presentation with perfect exposure and sharpness. Congratulations!
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-19 17:41
Thanks for the history lesson and looks like a lot of snow still in March. You still have great pictures when the sun comes up in this fine setting. Beautiful light and pleasing shadow in this fine composition.
Thanks and have a nice day.
thebest (4272) 2013-03-19 18:28
Great shadows & lighting - The overall content of your wonderful photo is Excellent.
Your work is extremely beautiful never get tired of looking at your library of photo's.
Kindest regards John - & - yes I think it looks a bit like the front of a big old tug boat... ha!.
ifege (10223) 2013-03-19 22:39
A well composed and beautiful winter scene John.
Your new wbsite looks good too.
serp2000 (38864) 2013-03-20 6:43
When I see your photos I want to buy 5D too. Just fantastic sharpness and detalisation. Outstanding DoF, vivid colours. I see the spring is walking somewhere around.
Best wishes from Russia!
mjw364 (7004) 2013-03-20 9:11
another sharp clean well composed winter scene! I cannot wait for the spring to start!
ikeharel (54229) 2013-03-20 9:46
Good evening John,
Wonderful white cover on the park ground's.
The surrounding area with old style houses and green trees and bushs is with great clarity and contrast.
Three youngsters on mid-pic. gave extra vivid tone.
Janusz1974 (2814) 2013-03-20 12:31
An atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Well framed, with good colors and sharpness.
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-03-20 22:18
Amazing clarity and crispness in this winter shot.Very picturesque environment to shoot.Lovely colors coupled with nice light management.Very well done.TFS.
Graal (96014) 2013-03-21 0:26
interesting view of park. Pity that shot and the presentation is during the winter season. Nice composition and delicacy colours. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
carper (96) 2013-03-21 3:48
heel fraaie samensteling,
mooie kleuren goede compositie, mooi man.
danos (84383) 2013-03-21 5:51
nie the view as the presentation of this Wintry scenery,with the brilliant light and the vivid colours to make the image so beautiful and unique.
The presentation of the people add life in the scene.
Have a good afternoon,danos
korbee (6617) 2013-03-21 14:01
Prachtig aanzicht John vooral de passanten brengen leven in de brouwerij,de boom links doet ook de foto veel goeds.
Toch hoop ik van ganserharte dat die winter snel zal verdwijnen...
yquem46 (38382) 2013-03-21 14:07
Always impressed by the quality, clarity, luminosity and care in your posts
Another flawless compo extremely pleasant
Bravo, best regards
mkamionka (29774) 2013-03-21 14:45
lovely winter scenery. The three people present there seem to enjoy the beautiful day in the park.
Very well seen and captured,
macjake (54124) 2013-03-22 4:50
I always enjoy visiting your gallery to see whats new in Belgium!
you always have a way of making the scene seem larger and more open than what we see in person...same here.
lovely compo as you make sure the far right tree does not block the buildings on the right.
and the clouds add a touch of class too.
nice shot :)
eldancer1 (26110) 2013-03-22 9:50
The people in the mid-west and the east coast of the U.S. probably feel the same you did until they got more snow today. Seems winter wants to linger a little longer this year. Nice capture of the people enjoying late snow. Good lighting and nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Kielia (23055) 2013-03-22 9:55
what a lovely impression you are presenting this time! The composition is excellent - very beautiful light and harmonious colors of the season and a very good perspective. My compliments also for the notes! Like you I am afraid that this winter will never end. Let us at least hope for a sunny Easter.
TRB (13709) 2013-03-23 4:00
Netliği, renklerin uyumu, netliği ve kadraj ile mükemmel.
çerçeve de çok yakıştı, tablo gibi.
Buin (42262) 2013-03-23 4:13
Winter in this way - a walk under a blue sky - really is enjoyable and accoding to the "date taken" it was taken in winter ;-) I like especially how these treetops are silhouetted against the sky with its feathery clouds. All in your photo looks fresh and tidy - a place to feel good. I hope there's a little café in the neighbourhood in order to have a cappuccino there for warming up ;-)
Greetings from winterly Siegen! Have a nice weekend!
tyro (19316) 2013-03-23 5:10
This is a beautiful and pleasingly composed photograph with all the important elements well placed within the frame. The lovely buildings on the right are balanced perfectly by the tall tree on the left and our attention is drawn to that tree by the little group of people obviously admiring it - so we admire it too!
Beautiful lighting and colours, excellent composition and perfect exposure, details and sharpness.
PaulVDV (21173) 2013-03-23 9:40
Je winterfoto's zijn prachtig want ze tonen steeds een heel klaar en zonnig beeld. Vandaag sneeuwde het hier terug maar het was helemaal niet mooi weer. Misschien kan je nog eens een lentefoto plaatsen in de hoop dat deze dan echt aanvangt.
Mooie architectuur aan de rand van het park. Prachtige wolkenlijnen die van de blauwe lucht een schitterende achtergrond maken.
Vele groeten, Paul
halikarnas (6615) 2013-03-23 10:34
Her zaman hayranı olduğum ' fotoğraflarınızdaki netlik' tek kelime ile muazzam.
UlfE (14641) 2013-03-23 11:14
It is hard to beleive that this is Belgium in the middle of March. It is a really beutiful winter scene though. Excellent composition with the three people in the foreground against the snowy ground and the bare trees against the blue sky. Excellent photo job and very well spotted as usual. TFS and have a nice weekend!
resat1972 (7326) 2013-03-23 12:50
kış ve güneş
çok güzel bir kompozisyon
renkler, ışık herşey çok güzel
Silvio1953 (118330) 2013-03-23 12:57
Ciao John, lovely winter view with beautiful building and fantastic trees, nice insertion of people, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
chrislo (4151) 2013-03-23 15:49
Liefhebbers van lenteweer zullen geduld moeten hebben want het is nog niet gedaan met de winter. Dit is weer een aantrekkelijke opname van de lange, sneeuwrijke winter die we dit jaar hebben gehad. Heel mooi moment hier John, mooi belicht en prima van kleur en scherpte. Ik vind vooral de bomen prachtig met hun takken die heel mooi uit komen in deze winterse sfeer. De mensen op de voorgrond hebben duidelijk een heerlijke dag en geven er iets levendigs aan het geheel. De fraaie blauwe lucht en de gekleurde gebouwen geven een vrolijke aanblik aan deze zeer geslaagde foto.
Ik wens je een hele fijne weekend, lekker warm thuis zitten want het gaat nog hard vriezen !
emka (75143) 2013-03-23 18:26
Hi John, we also are dreaming about sunny and warm days of spring but it seems we will have rather Christmas than Easter the next week. Wonderful scene from this park. Superb sharpness, we see all the branches of the leafless trees.
Sonata11 (33203) 2013-03-23 23:17
very beautiful and very interesting composition of daily life in winter scenery. I really like it. Magnificent work. Tfs.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
claudeD (31261) 2013-03-24 8:53
very fine winter picture showing this perectly illuminated scenery in the park. Very good colors and perfect sharpness for a very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Didi (55567) 2013-03-25 3:40
Bonjour mon ami
Belle vue sur ce paysage ensoleillé d'hiver.
La présence du trio agrémente la scène au cadrage très appréciable
josepmarin (57627) 2013-03-27 11:15
a good capture of the end of the winter, with a nice light which announces the arrival of the spring.
The park covered with snow, the people, the beautiful architecture, the trees and the green plants, the photogenic sky, the light and the colors, they are elements which provide a high quality to your great composition.
Angshu (55035) 2013-03-28 23:00
A lovely winterpost with the white of the snow in the FG coupled by the fine light which highlights the lovely buildings in the BG. The picture is well framed with the trees. The long shadows across the picture are also lovely. Good work!
bayno (18342) 2013-03-31 22:36
The light is very special in this your compo John, wonderful sunny day and beautiful sky...i like the human prsesence...great details and dept like always...
jcpix (12614) 2013-04-04 18:28
Wow, so many comments before me...I don't what else I can add!? :) Although you're having to endure a long and cold winter, I'm glad we get the enjoy the benefits it has produced through your vision and outstanding camera work! Simply another beautiful wintery scene, and this time with a few people to add an extra bit of life...I sense a snowball fight coming on, they're standing around plotting their next victim. haha Thanks for sharing the simple joys of Mother Nature. Have a great day.
All the best,
jmdias (53553) 2013-04-27 6:37
very beautiful the structure of these nude trees. I liked the light and framing here catching the trees, the personages and the façades in a perfect way. TFS.
kato (11630) 2013-05-17 8:12
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see both of the snow on ground and bright spring sky. We can see the green plant which is suitable to the coming of spring season, although tree's leaf is naked. There are lovely houses at right side, too. And, the shadow projected to the ground draws out an additional good effect in this image.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-05-18 9:59
Beautiful park in winter in sunny, sunny day. A beautiful little palace in the depth image. People in colorful clothes on white snow really liven up the image. Wonderful colors and excellent image quality.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-18 18:52
This year winter was coming and going all the time, so that the apartments had to be heated. This all is the result of the climate change which we all initiated with our way of living. Good light management giving the viewer the feeling of the cold weather well done
hdl (6995) 2013-05-21 4:54
Mooi, het Sint-Annapark met die sneeuw. De aanwezigheid van de kinderen geeft echt "leven" aan het beeld; voor de rest perfect uitgebalanceerd zoals ik je al jaren ken.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (136728)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-17 23:49