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A sunny day with light clouds at the sky, brought my with my bicycle along the canal to the crossing of the canals, to Merendree, a village on 10 km from Ghent.
A lovely trip of 40 km, quiet drive along the canal with the camera in the bag.
On a moment I saw the small boat navigate direction Bruges, I found this the moment for take a picture.
I hope that all the members of TE also can enjoy of these picture
During the Eighty Years' War, however, the access of Ghent to the Westerschelde was prevented by the blockade of the Dutch. It was decided that the city's new sea access to the Spanish Netherlands would be. Immediately after the siege of Ostend in 1604 This was a canal between Ghent and Bruges weather negotiable and between 1613 and 1623 the canal was dug through a patent granted by Archduke Albrecht and Isabella. To avoid all threads three sites were opened in Bruges, Ghent and a half. It was called by Dutch specialists (engineers from the camp of the enemy) and were predominantly British, who immigrated with their whole family, the excavation work took on their behalf. They slept in huts along the canal banks.
The Ghent-Bruges, also called the Brugsevaart, the Ghent canal or Zuidleie Canal is a canal in Belgium that runs from Ghent to Bruges. Near Ghent's connection with Ghent Ringvaart through the locks of Evergem and Bruges is the channel through the Bruges ring canal connected to the Bruges-Ostend, the Damme canal and the Boudewijn canal. At the height of Merendreedorp and Zomergem the channel underground crossed by Schipdonkkanaal via siphon and a floodgate. The canal is 46 km long and belongs to the basin of the Upper.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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pajaran (53022) 2014-07-27 23:08
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa iustorijom i mopisom ...
Lep pogled na kanal i trenutak sa camcem ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo ulovljen trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
aliabazari (15949) 2014-07-27 23:31
Hi John dear
The beauty of this landscape shot. Resolution and composition well done. Thanks for sharing
jjcordier (77026) 2014-07-27 23:33
Joli ciel moutonné au dessus de ce canal paisible. Une jolie photo!
jemaflor (86110) 2014-07-27 23:35
Nice view with a well balanced composition, light is nice as these colors, good effect with the Fg with fence and reflections on water and the dynamic boat, tfs.
mirosu (14988) 2014-07-27 23:50
Excellent view to nice country side with beautiful water canal. The light is excellent, the arrangement with white boat on calm water is superb.
Very well done.
P.s. Sorry for my slow response, but my access to internet is not very regular during my travelling.
saxo042 (37588) 2014-07-28 0:30
A beautiful view with an abundance of details. There is a very pleasant mood here with peace and quiet even if I assume the boat would be heard in real life. But still a very attractive picture.
besnard (53786) 2014-07-28 0:45
Une jolie photo animée par le bâteau qui fend les flots.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
papagolf21 (86998) 2014-07-28 0:54
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Il faut savoir trouver des lieux aussi beaux pour nous satisfaire !
Encore une présentation ravissante et très agréable à contempler.
rbassin (18798) 2014-07-28 2:06
une bon cadrage avec le canal qui crée une bonne perspective et offre de magnifiques reflets.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-07-28 2:39
I certainly enjoy all of your pictures. This image is well-composed with the inclusion of the boat on the calm waterway.
asajernigan (21330) 2014-07-28 2:59
The use of the boat works well here giving the shot a sense of direction and motion. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-28 3:15
this looks so peaceful and idyllic. An enticing composition with sweeping lines and a real urge to follow the boat up the canal to Bruges. A glorious day and captured irresistibility. Love it!
Have a good week - B.
snunney (85749) 2014-07-28 4:10
A very attractive image with lovely lights and colours. The speeding boat is well placed in the frame and makes a good pointer up the canal, which running straight as a die creates a fine perspective. I like the due prominence given to the sky, which is really very appealing with its puffy little clouds.
pierrefonds (58003) 2014-07-28 4:28
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The length of the canal is givimng depth to the composition. You have captured well the action of the yacht or power boat. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (18813) 2014-07-28 4:36
The image has great depth with the long diagonal line of the canal. The boat adds movement in this calm nature scene. The reflections are nice to see and the ligh gives natural colors for an image of excellent quality.
Sergiom (62096) 2014-07-28 5:50
J'aime beaucoup ces canaux européens. Ils offrent de très beaux paysages autour. Ici, les couleurs sont joliment saturées et l'ensemble est très profond. J'aime beaucoup la lumière à cette heure du jour.
Nicou (124295) 2014-07-28 6:24
fantastique ciel avec ce petites flanelles quelle immensité et ce bateau qui passe en laissant une belle traces sur l'eau cette barrière de bois et son reflet quelle compo et vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
carlo62 (34572) 2014-07-28 6:37
l'effetto del motoscafo che irrompe in questo paesaggio tranquillo è dirompente.
La sua scia sembra muovere la fotografia stessa e sembra di sentire anche il rumore del motore.
adramad (38918) 2014-07-28 8:13
A magnificent image, with this lovely view of the canal which widens in the foreground, lovely touch of the houses with their red roofs and trees that closes perspective, motor boat is a great addition.
Excellent sharpness and very good light.
Very good job. I love it
I wish you a good week.
cornejo (32780) 2014-07-28 10:44
Hi John, I like this beautiful composition with this beautiful landscape, very well captured in this beautiful image, well done with good quality great job, congratulations my friend, thanks for sharing.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (124729) 2014-07-28 11:39
Ciao John, lovely composition with beautiful canal, superb sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (50224) 2014-07-29 4:26
Very enjoyable atmosphere along the canal. I like the colors and the good POV. Well taken.
lousat (78503) 2014-07-29 5:35
Salut John,une scene tres jolie et relaxante,encore un peu trop saturee' mais tres bien etudiee' et avec des details excellents.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
Fis2 (86837) 2014-07-29 6:52
A lovely view.
Good frame and superb colors.
Curious place, motorboat add savor of composition.
tyro (20782) 2014-07-29 8:25
A very interesting note and a beautiful photograph to accompany it. It sounds as though you had a wonderful trip on your bicycle that day!
Your photograph is very pleasingly composed with a fine "lead in" from the fence on the right and with the little boat perfectly placed in the frame. The light and colours are beautiful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness exquisite.
eldancer1 (29055) 2014-07-29 10:09
One of my dreams is travel the famous canals of Europe, maybe someday. Even the noise of the passing motorboat does not take away the peacefulness and beauty of this scene. Good lighting control and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (32867) 2014-07-29 10:33
this scenery is lovely indeed, I like very much how its colours and details are laid out at the lower third of the frame and against a harmonious pastel backdrop. The boat has been captured with perfect timing and directs us into the narrow but very deep setting. Your work with colours and contrasts is wonderful, a trip in this area must be very enjoyable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jmdias (56655) 2014-07-29 17:41
I liked the texture of the clouds and the curve they do creating a curious visual effect. nice details of the canal and boat and structures. TFS.
npecanhuk (66914) 2014-07-29 18:08
Beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
berek (40015) 2014-07-29 20:16
I love these European channels. They offer beautiful scenery around. Here, the colors are nicely saturated and the whole is very deep. I love the light at this time of day.
shreya2000 (1244) 2014-07-29 23:33
The colours of this pic are excellent. Clarity is superb. Nice capture. Coposition is very good. I like this picture.
mesutilgim (86134) 2014-07-30 3:58
Hello dear John,
Here is master not only the photographer but also the nice cloudy sky crowning this beautiful scenery.
Here are all photographic values from A to Z at its best.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (100180) 2014-07-30 4:27
The red roofs at left and orange embankment at right contrast well against the blue sky and its reflection in the mirror like surface of the canal, broken only by the moving boat. Good sharpness and saturation. I like the repetition of the cloud patterns in the sky. Tfs!
rychem (24654) 2014-07-30 8:39
Beautiful and peaceful landscape, even a motorboat engine does not disturb the peaceful atmosphere :))
Beautiful composition and impressive sky and colors
claudeD (33662) 2014-07-30 8:41
wonderful picture from Oost-Flanderen with an perfect composition, excellent colors and clarity. I like this wonderful view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
PiotrF (10082) 2014-07-30 12:19
nice view of the canal which widens in the foreground, interesting sky. great reflections on water and the dynamic boat. Nice shot!
Good framing and lovely natural colors. Very well composition, lovely presentation.
NorthernLight (2313) 2014-07-30 12:36
a fine bike tour and a beautiful picture. I can understand why you made this photo. I would have done the same.
Very nicely captured, this friendly canal landscape.
All the best
omid266 (5650) 2014-07-30 19:35
Guten Tag Dear my rich friend,
Another very excellent and admirable and spectacular shot from Belgium your beautiful country and the Merendree canal,
The Sport with Bicycle is a very nice work for Health and Happiness of course,
very well done and Thanks alot!
** Best Happy Wishes ,**
Sorry, dear John because your hard childhood,
I Hope the BEST Future for you and your family,
Many of us, have had hard and unhappy childhood,
But with Great Experiences as well,
** Live A lONG and Happy Life , ** :)
mcmtanyel (14247) 2014-07-30 21:47
Very flat lands, but I guess if it weren't flat, they could not build canals. Very nice photo, congrats & TFS!
ikeharel (58941) 2014-07-31 3:53
The canal view to its length, collected with excelent DOF and clarity. Bright daylight was favorable and brought-out beautiful colors.
The boat added a fine dynamism to the scene, while smooth water surface gave a serene ambiance in contrast.
*** I saw your E-mail, John - and sent reply. Did you get it?
danos (87937) 2014-07-31 3:53
great teh panormic view of the place this brilliant day of July with the canal to adds depth and perspective in the scene.The moving of the boat in the tranquil waters of the cnal and the vivid colours of the day make the scene so effective and unique.
williewhistler (14697) 2014-07-31 5:56
you chose the moment well,pressing the shutter just as the little boat entered the canal gives the picture a nice dynamic touch.
It`s a very attractive and tranquil scene that benefits tremendously from a very interesting sky.
Best wishes Les.
stego (24030) 2014-07-31 7:25
Hi John. As usual, a perfect compo and exposure/colours; a very attractive image!
holmertz (42319) 2014-07-31 11:46
This is a very nice composition. I like the diagonal line of the canal and the two different diagonals leading into it: the boat and waves from one side and the wooden construction from the other. The colours are very pleasantly mild and the clouds are pretty.
photoray (12699) 2014-07-31 17:52
How our world has changed from canals utilized to wage wars to idyllic waterways for boaters and nearby bicyclists. This view shows the tranquil Merendree area with peaceful landscaping.
COSTANTINO (56837) 2014-07-31 22:11
Hello my dear friend
your shots as always bring your personal stamp
it is very easy to understand if one shot is
yours with great lightness and sharpness
here we have many shots verywellcomposed
together the canal separates this landscape
and the amazing blue sky creates a dynamic
contrast with the green landscape
I love this peaceful atmosphere during
this sunny day with light clouds and
you with your bicycle along the canal
nice picture dear friend
izmirli (3987) 2014-08-01 4:23
MERHABA MY FRIEND JOHN....
BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE...VERY NICE SKY AND DEPTH...NICE COLOURS AND REFLECTIONS...WELL DONE...
FRIENDLY GREETINGS FROM ISTANBUL...
Robert1969 (7120) 2014-08-01 7:08
Een levendige foto, waar zowel actie in
voorkomt, als aangename rust en diepte.
De gekozen standpunt, belichting en de
verdeling zitten in een goede balans.
Met vriendelijke groet,
fritzi007 (6619) 2014-08-01 16:16
schönes foto von der Landschaft Belgiens!
Buin (42330) 2014-08-03 12:44
You show us a wonderful summerly and calm place here. I like how this motorboat with its bow wave adds some dynamics here. It must be real fun to explore this landscape in this way ...
In combinatio with the informative note an exemplary contribution.
Greetings from warm and sticky Westphalia!
bukitgolfb301 (36516) 2014-08-03 20:19
Hi Bonsior dear John, how are you?
Greatly masteful panfoncus image shot.
Very typical Summer image at all!
The best framework and composition via sharp / clear presnetation is so marvelous as usual.
All the best and have a good start of a new week!
Takero from so hot Tokyo
carper (96) 2014-08-04 9:57
ziet er gaaf uit john,
mooie verdeling goede foto.
dit kon ik nog niet van U, goed gemaakt.
Didi (57494) 2014-08-06 11:11
Bonjour mon ami
Belle vue parfaitement cadrée avec l'horizon au 1/3 inférieur donnant une priorité humain
Très bonne luminosité ambiante
abmdsudi (44328) 2014-08-08 21:10
This is such a great wide open image, Love the pov, depth, sharpness and the beautiful colors of this canal scene with the boat adds as a strong focal. Extremely pleasing in lighting control and somewhat peaceful and real cool with the silvery water sheen is a wonderful addition to finish off superbly. Excellent capture, TFS
branley (3681) 2014-08-09 23:42
A very peaceful setting my friend, beautiful colours, the boat is well placed and leads us into the canal. Superb John.....
PaulVDV (23023) 2014-08-10 10:58
Een prachtige lucht met vele 'watten' wolken boven het waterlandschap.
Een aantrekkelijke compositie met de steiger in de bocht en met de boot die het kanaal invaart.
Verder lijkt het er wel heel erg rustig.
Prachtige kleuren en uitstekende scherpte.
Vele groeten, Paul
Gerrit (49102) 2014-08-14 6:40
het is goed om te zien dat er nog zoveel oude bekenden op TE posten.
En dat er nog steeds veel mooie foto's worden geplaatst zoals dit heerlijke Vlaamse waterlandschap met mooie lucht erboven.
Waylim (25362) 2014-08-14 15:22
I love this POV with more natural elements, the present of the boat leading us in very nicely. The beautiful clouds and soft light make it even more special. thanks
ruisc_pt (10890) 2014-08-17 12:33
Hi J.M. ,
Nice frame and ambiance.
As always a must see image...
unclehotshot (2023) 2014-08-21 13:36
I wanted to see some more of your work. This one is a jewel. I like the feel and the atmosphere, the curve of the canal. I like Flanders and have much sympathy for it even if I just saw it once.
I also wanted to tell that my critique of your other photo had a wrong smiley. It was meant to be happy. Just so that you know.
I like your photo style and your ability of seing a motive not so obvious.
halikarnas (6784) 2014-08-30 9:09
Fotoğraflarındaki netlik ve kompozisyon insanı etkiliyor.
Kielia (23777) 2014-09-22 4:53
the summer light here is lovely, not too sharp but illuminating the landscape in such a way that every part is well presented. The sky has an attractive gradation and colour which contrasts with the green tones. The most important feature is of course the dynamic boat that makes the composition successful!
kordinator (19190) 2015-03-28 13:06
Nice view of nice country side with beautiful water canal.
The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
Nice balanced composition and excellent presentation.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (140689)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-27 23:02