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These picture has been taken yesterday forenoon after a very cold morning minus 5 degree Celsius.
These place is on 15 km of my home, this is nice health bike trip.
You can see the creek, one of the most beautiful of the area, this countryside is quiet and very pleasant for fishing, alone during the summertime.
In background between the trees is a little bit fog, I love these atmosphere, this makes the picture more attractive.
The Bentillekreek is a creek in Sint-Laureins.
Despite the name, the Bentillekreek closer to the center of Sint-Jan-in-Eremo than in the center of Bentille. In the Meetjesland this is the only creek, of this size, on the south side of the Leopold Canal lies. Through this channel it is separated from the Mazur Creek. The Bentillekreek is unlike most other creeks in the sand area, which is also the riparian vegetation (or lack thereof) determines.
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besnard (48793) 2013-02-18 23:12
Une très belle photo hivernale pleine de charme et de tranquilité. Du travail très soigné comme à ton habitude.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
jjcordier (62344) 2013-02-18 23:22
Un endroit où calme et beauté se marient parfaitement. Une jolie lumière pour cette composition réussie.
pajaran (36246) 2013-02-18 23:48
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i trenutak sa svetlom koje je naglasilo lepotu.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
Nice view and the moment ...
Good article on the site with a given data ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Nice place and the moment the lights that highlighted the beauty.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best.
halikarnas (5632) 2013-02-19 0:23
Yanına gelip biraz ders almak lazım.
Harika bir fotoğrafın daha .Zaten TREKEARTH 'te neden '1' numara olduğun belli.
papagolf21 (76569) 2013-02-19 0:51
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une bien belle proposition hivernale sous une lumière magnifiant la beauté de la nature.
Une belle peinture d'ensemble.
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-02-19 2:35
This land looks ideal for biking, unlike my home area which undulates like the back of a camel.
What strikes me is the beautiful light. The low sun at this time of year is perfect, it has made soft illuinations in the water and lit up the riverbank with golden colours.
The trees on the bank are a master stroke, creating a fine sense of depth and linking well with the focal house.
Have a lovely day,
chrisvek (5483) 2013-02-19 3:38
Very good shot with so peaceful atmosphere and interesting depth.Amazing colors and nice background.Very good job.!
Have a great week
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-19 4:02
Gisteren was het echt een prachtige dag. Dat kan je hier duidelijk zien aan de blauwe lucht en aan het mooie licht dat de vele bomen en de beide oevers zachtgekleurde tinten geeft.
Deze foto ademt rust en kalmte uit.
Mooi gekaderd met de drie bomen en hun weerspiegeling aan de rechterzijde.
Vele groeten, Paul
tyro (13101) 2013-02-19 4:11
You certainly get out and about with your bicycle! And an excellent way to keep young and fit as well as being able to explore the countryside much better than by motor car.
And this is a beautiful early morning picture, the soft mist still clinging to the distant trees and the sun striking through beautifully on the red roof of the distant house.
Lovely soft light, beautiful spring-like colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
pierrefonds (48353) 2013-02-19 4:25
The wideness and the length of the creek is giving depth to the composition. Thew point of vuew is showing the details and colors of the house and of the trees. The nice blue sky is sending a light which is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (30334) 2013-02-19 4:30
a captivating composition and glorious view this. A real sense of the tranquility that comes on a cold late winter morning with the sun just beginning to warm us a little again. Love the trees in this image they look so elegant. Beautiful!
Regards - Brian.
josepmarin (55051) 2013-02-19 5:32
this is a beautiful natural landscape, I like how you have caught its splendor and its calm atmosphere.
The creek and the surrounding trees, the good light, the nice colors, the reflections on the water, and the vital touch added by a few ducks, create a superb composition.
A great work, my friend.
Sergiom (39259) 2013-02-19 5:32
Le point de vue sur le cours d'eau est excellent et le plan large profite d'une très belle luminosité surtout sur la maison dans le bois.
carlo62 (12610) 2013-02-19 6:33
anche da quelle parti ci sono belle giornate con bella luce, la primavera sembra iniziare.
Traspare molta tranquillità da questa foto, fa piacere gurdarla.
adramad (27556) 2013-02-19 7:49
Beauty and serenity are two of the feelings conveyed by this wonderful composition, POV sensational, including three trees in the foreground that provide a nice backlit and well marked beautiful reflections, ideal background grove, with a slight haze, which is transmitted into the soft reflections of the pond.
Superb brightness and sharpness.
ourania (12397) 2013-02-19 7:57
a very relaxing, mesmerising view that captivates with its harmony of lines and colours. Your composition has superb balance and depth that please eyes and mind and allow the viewer to notice and enjoy all of the the marvellous subtle colours and the delightful atmosphere. The shadows are fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
holmertz (26958) 2013-02-19 8:18
A beautiful view and above all a picture featuring very lovely colours. The ducks to the left may be small, but in spite of that they provide a good balance to the trees to the right.
Nicou (97727) 2013-02-19 8:53
quelle lignée d'arbre en fond quel graphisme de tronc et ces tons dorés superbe vue avec la plan d'eau superbe symétrie de l'image.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (57674) 2013-02-19 10:06
Hi John,beautiful landscape without snow from your country,i like your tipical perspective,great capture and the usual magic quality of details and colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (18088) 2013-02-19 10:46
Hello John, Excellent photo of this interesting view of the beautiful canal with leafless trees by the winter cold. Interesting picture very well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good, interesting and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this good work.
Good night and happy week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-19 11:22
This is marvelous. Beautiful colours, excellently composed with the naked trees. The river lead our eyes to the lovely house background. The lighting is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nive evening,
jemaflor (68943) 2013-02-19 11:44
Nice paeceful landscape with these clam water, nice light with an interesting golden brightness well captured.
TRB (12323) 2013-02-19 11:58
reflections, framing, great view
excellent very successful sharing.
liked it very much, relaxing.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-19 12:55
The landscape is quiet, frozen by the cold. The house is remarkable, and well placed in the composition. Excellent light and depth. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
tedesse (22122) 2013-02-19 13:49
Excellent POV and composition, showing the beautiful landscape of Sint Laureins. Great colors and beautiful depth. Very well done.
Gigidusud (8078) 2013-02-19 14:11
Beautiful winter scene with splendid light and nice reflections on the water.I like the peaceful atmosphere.
krzychu30 (8879) 2013-02-19 14:31
discovering rural side of Belgium with your photos is a real pleasure for me.This is one truly beautiful scene.This warm and soft light is so delightful and it helps to create some lovely mood of this scene.It makes also colors appear to us more saturated and vivid.Nicely composed and framed scene in superb quality.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-19 15:14
Hello John, amazing scenery, beautiful nature with those brownish soft colors perfectly matching the discreet frame! A lovely picture!
all the best,
Alco (4631) 2013-02-19 21:22
Very nice winter scene for this time of the year.No ice on the river, but the water must be very cold (minus 5 degrees).Nice background with the house among the trees.I like the reflection of trees on the water.The birds add life to the picture.Very well done.
Fis2 (73114) 2013-02-20 5:21
I liks POV and natural colors.
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-20 7:18
Lovely atmosphere along the canal. I like the colors and the shy warm sunlight. Well taken, enjoy a fine evening.
ikeharel (37356) 2013-02-20 8:17
Each tree along the river is shown in great clarity, John.
The stream seems to flow calmly and the ducks enjoy every minute there...
Fine DOF and light on, the place with the house on the small forest looks fabulous.
npecanhuk (53909) 2013-02-20 18:32
Very beautiful and pleasant looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (88908) 2013-02-20 23:41
nice, calm landscape here. I like the light and delicacy mist in BG. Fine POV over the creek. Good technical quality of the photograph.
Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (17064) 2013-02-21 9:27
I like your landscapes, they are beautiful and peaceful looking, with those birds enjoying the serenity. This is a nice capture with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (7374) 2013-02-21 9:57
A very calm and peaceful scene, and the warm light belies the low temperature you encountered here! I love how you have composed this, both the trees on the right and the house in teh centre are positioned perfectly.
Best wishes from Ireland!
mohammad_H (6598) 2013-02-21 10:34
Dreamy and romantic atmosphere, pleasant landscape, reflection of trees in water, unique, beautiful colors. Good resolution
Have a nice evening with the family, and to live in peace
fabbs99 (5471) 2013-02-21 11:59
Great shot with excellent composition with some lovely colors coupled with nice light management and presentation.Great POV and good composition.
Very well done, TFS.
vladic (4153) 2013-02-21 14:06
Si belle la photo hivernale, bien encadré et bien joué dans les plus belles couleurs. Un peu enchantement qui incite à la méditation.
La note est vraiment intressante, bravo.
jcpix (3299) 2013-02-21 16:28
Another great capture and use of the natural soft light provided by Mother Nature. You've pretty much covered all of the necessary elements here...the focus, composition, detail, exposure...they're all spot on. I really like the added bonus of the ducks here, a simple touch of life given to the setting. Thanks for sharing, best wishes.
resat1972 (5960) 2013-02-21 23:47
güzel bir tabiat
suyun titrek hali ve manzara çok iyi
Eric_vd (283) 2013-02-22 3:24
Prachtige oipname van deze beek, de lijnen verdwijnen mooi in het oneindige en de kleuren zijn warm en zacht.
siudzi (23891) 2013-02-22 3:39
Very nice and peaceful landscape post executed with a superb timing to take such a lovely light. All elements well seen and photographed. Great work! Thanks for sharing.
Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-02-22 9:35
Ciao John, fashinating composition with fantastic reflections, peaceful atmosphere, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jmdias (45804) 2013-02-22 17:08
marvelous rural landscape with these nude trees surrounded by waters. nice use of light and framing.
kato (6777) 2013-02-22 17:42
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see quiet natural scenery of the suburbs. There are the row of winter tree and the riparian vegetation on the both banks through which a large canal flows. And, the tall trees at right side draw out a good impact in this image.
mirosu (5533) 2013-02-22 19:39
Nice tranquil scene. The light and colors are well balanced. You´ve placed the toll trees to the side of the frame which really does strengthen things and creates excellent balance and harmony.
raszid62 (18204) 2013-02-23 1:34
Beautiful, quiet lake shown in the sunny and probably frosty February day. Very nice place. Slight haze in handy photograph specific charm. Superb sharpness and wonderful colors of the image.
TekAli (942) 2013-02-23 3:25
Kompozisyon,sadeligi,tonlaması ve netligi çok güzel zevkle seyrettim teşekkürler jhm.
Buin (42084) 2013-02-23 3:26
Your photo shows another wonderful place of your region - and it especially transmits calm and peace. You have had a very attractive light that morning. I like especially these trees right hand. They are a beautiful creative element in the composition - and they provide a good depth in the scenery. I think this is a place to feel good, to "recharge the batteries".
Greetings from Siegen where it is snowing all the day!
Have a nice weekend!
clic (11017) 2013-02-23 7:01
You have good eye for composition, my friend, because the three soloists performing at right of picture in front of the "back vocals" choir of forest compose a nice setup on the winter opera stage!
Kielia (20463) 2013-02-23 7:02
I couldn’t resist this wonderful photo. The photo conveys a fantastic mood that is felt by the viewer. The management of the difficult light is excellent. My compliments also for the notes and your new website!
danos (74020) 2013-02-23 11:52
nice the Wintry scene with its characteristics light and colours.I like the panoramic view of the place with the line of the leafless trees to creates perspective and depth in the scene.
Have a good weekend,Danos
bobas (41) 2013-02-23 17:14
Idzie wiosna:)Piekny widok, pokazany w pieknym swietle a co zatym idzie w pieknych kolorach.Dobry POV i sklad.
berek (31921) 2013-02-23 23:56
What line of any tree in the background graphics core and the golden tones with superb views waterbody superb symmetry of the image.
Have a nice Sunday
batalay (32860) 2013-02-24 3:57
Without ice on the water it is difficult to imagine the frigid -5°C. As usual it is a well composed shot, and together with the informative note, comprising a very good TE package.
Warm regards, dear friend,
ricardomattos (3175) 2013-02-24 7:04
Hi dear John,
The beauty of their composition added to your note made me want to be there in this place. I love places like this and your picture was pretty inviting. Fishing and cycling and photographing is still very good.
Congratulations and a good Sunday!
Schnappilic (7929) 2013-02-24 8:22
Excellent presentation of late winter atmosphere. Good tidy composition with warm tones. A great peaceful atmosphere!
vasilpro (40192) 2013-02-24 12:14
Wonderful composition from a beautiful landscape, lovely warm light and colour tones, excellent POV, TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
dale54 (4922) 2013-02-24 12:20
john hello,the light in this pic is so stunning,love this scene and POV. tfs my friend! dr
thebest (3370) 2013-02-24 23:38
Another beautiful Winter scene from your magnificent collection of photo's - I like everything about this image - congratulations perfect.
Romano46 (4930) 2013-02-25 5:25
deve essere molto piacevole vivere a pochi colpi di pedale da questa meraviglia!
Anche se la temperatura è rigida in inverno la vista è molto piacevole e invita alla contemplazione.
Un posto che devi amare moltissimo se hai messo tanta cura nel riprenderlo.
Un vero piccolo angolo di paradiso che persone, come me, che vivono in città, non hanno facilmente la possibilità di godere, costretti come siamo a vivere di smog.
Una bella composizione, equilibrata e dai colori sfumati e piacevoli grazie anche all'aiuto della leggera foschia.
Complimenti doppi: per la foto e per l'ubicazione della tua casa.
Ciao e buona giornata
williewhistler (7283) 2013-02-25 6:19
you have taken full advantage of a most pleasant light to capture what appears to be a most tranquil scene,the ducks on the river add a nice touch,as do the trees reflections.
Best wishes Les.
mjw364 (3706) 2013-02-25 6:53
Nice light in this shot with a sense of depth created by the way the sharpness in the foreground fades to produce an almost mist like effect on the treeline.
Nice peaceful scene. TFS.
gildasjan (38220) 2013-02-25 10:02
Une très belle belle douceur des couleurs sous ce léger voile atmosphérique.Un paysage très caractéristique de Flandres.
UlfE (13730) 2013-02-25 10:25
Very nice spring feeling with the lovely weather you had in Belgium on Monday last week. Your composition is excellent with the house in focus. I also like your inclusion of the tree tree trunks to the right. The ducks are an extra bounus. TFS and have a fine week!
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-02-25 17:27
The dry trees provide a good background, and good contrast with the nearby trees. The birds and the house enrich the otherwise desertic atmosphere, good work!
Sonata11 (28341) 2013-02-25 18:50
very spectacular picturesque view. An amazingly beautiful snapshot of nature. Beautifully executed and presented this gorgeous place with tranquil atmosphere. Perfectly well done like always. Tfs.
SWEETFREEDOM (18417) 2013-02-28 11:33
very nice landscape ad good light,
the lenght of the distance is very good but minus five is too much for me.
macjake (39235) 2013-03-01 23:48
this one is very very sweet!
i knew i liked it even when viewing it from the small thumbnails.
I really like the misty air, and how it seems to linger above the tree line.
very soft, clean, calming atmosphere
ChrisJ (86876) 2013-03-02 2:49
Good use of natural perspective withe the distant lakeshore house well positioned near the vanishing point. Good sharpness and wonderful fg reflections. The water birds at left add interest. Excellent colour & saturation. Tfs!
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-02 3:19
You have constantly produced amazing landscape shot with fine lighting and golden hues. Beautiful balanced composition and thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2013-03-03 2:59
a shot with a peaceful atmosphere with the
high trees without leaves in the background
I like the house hidden into the forest
shot with great lightness and sharpness
Today is a very cold day minus 5 degree
Celsius but I hope that the weather will
be better this week,thanks for sharing
this magic composition with me
Hansaphotos (5433) 2013-03-04 5:00
A lovely shot this. Wonderful, almost autumnal colours, and a very nice foggy atmosphere. The house partly hidden between the trees is a nice addition to the scene. Very good framework. Great work, my friend:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
Angshu (51174) 2013-03-04 5:29
The mellow light paints the scene in pastel colours. Nice perspective & the house surely is a strong focal point. But its the light which is the star here!
carper (96) 2013-03-04 13:44
Ik ken de plek meteen, fraaie foto, mooie dieptewerking goede compositie erg fraai neergerzet.
siolaw (37568) 2013-03-05 7:23
Good use of the trees in the right side to give depth and sense of perspective. The view is relaxing with a peaceful atmosphere.
Hanssie (9921) 2013-04-13 2:34
Wonder, wonder, wonderful !
Such a fine composed image !
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-04-18 10:41
Ola John ,
Que fantástica luz nesta foto em final de dia a iluminara paisagem de fundo , gostei muito dos reflexos no canal, bom enquadramento da foto com esta árvore em primeiro plano , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122458)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-18
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/16, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-18 23:01