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No winter in Belgium, a winter picture out of my archive
These picture has been, three year ago in Maldegem Sint Anna park, a lovely park for a stroll between the a lot nice green forests, then with a lot snow
This is park two, an old park of a previous owner but now purchased by the government, and open for everyone.
Different youth use this park as play space, alone in summer.
Maldegem has 24.000 habitants, with a lot different nationalities, one year ago there were 72 nationalities through the a lot asylum seekers
These people are here not happy, the language is here Dutch, for the most strangers is Dutch very difficult.
No job, alone life in a shelter without target, waiting for orders from the government for back to his own country.
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Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-04 22:56
Heartiest congratulations on your 1200th post here in TE. That is a fabulous feat, I will be happy if I find the energy and time to reach 200. And what a wonderful photo to mark the milestone! The trees look so nice with snow on them. Love the shadow and light patterns on the snow. Excellent clarity and natural colours as usual. Very nice photo, thanks for sharing.
serp2000 (41884) 2014-02-04 23:04
Good morning, John,
My congratulations on your next milestone!
Thanks for your contribution to the TE.
Another excellent winter scenery, it reminds me our Russian daily life views.
All the best wishes,
pajaran (54570) 2014-02-04 23:11
Dobar da, gospodine.
Srecna vam -1200. fotografija na TE.
Lepa fotografija i secanje na zimu 2010.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa snegom, lepe boje i trenutak sa senkom.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa lepim fotografijama na TE i dobrim kritikama.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good yes, sir.
Good luck to -1200. photos on TE.
Beautiful photos and memories of the winter of 2010th
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with snow, beautiful colors and a moment with a shadow.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
All the best in their future work and life with beautiful photographs of the TE and good reviews.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Graal (99806) 2014-02-04 23:12
nice winter image and scenery here. Congratulations on your 1200th post in TE! I like the white trees and delicacy blue sky. Good composition. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (89728) 2014-02-04 23:19
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Cette image enfouie à travers les archives se devait de refaire surface tant la beauté du paysage est manifeste.
Les passages successifs sur la neige indiquent l'intérêt de la découverte du manteau neigeux.
Très bonne journée.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-04 23:28
first of all My Best Congratulations to Your 1200th picture on TE!Thank You for so many beautiful and inspiring photos!
This one is fabulous and has so dreamy mood(winter can be really wonderful time for photographers if we do not scare the cold temperatures:)
Here you could also benefit from the lovely and soft light,which helps you to create so pleasant atmosphere of the scene.
Wish You a nice day
Gigidusud (17673) 2014-02-04 23:29
Congratulations for your 1200 post in TE!
Beautiful winter composition with splendid light. I like a lot!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.
Have a nice day.
besnard (54821) 2014-02-04 23:29
Une bonne idée de ressortir cette photo de tes archives pour fêter l'événement.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jjcordier (78390) 2014-02-04 23:44
Très belle 1200ième hivernale (je pensais même que tu avais déjà posté beaucoup plus de photos....ce qui rend ton score de points encore plus impressionnant!)
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-05 0:20
Super scene of this park in it's winter glory, love the Bg, middle tree it is fantastic how the snow clings to it's branches. Splendid light and also love the colours behind that tree on the buildings, think it might be graffiti.
Trust you and your wife are enjoying the winter.
carlo62 (38094) 2014-02-05 0:26
complimenti, 1200 sono molte, sempre di qualità eccellente, come questa, che è perfetta per festeggiare questo traguardo.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-02-05 1:23
This is truly an outstanding winter image,good POV and excellent sharpness, very well done,
cornejo (35179) 2014-02-05 2:25
Hi John, congratulations on your 1200 Post in TE hope and pray will be many more, I like this good photograph of this beautiful and interesting place snowy, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness and nice light. Interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
COSTANTINO (59299) 2014-02-05 2:43
Today I decided to critique only snowy photos
like this one but I didnt because it was very
difficult I love the snow and the snowy
lovely traces on the surface of the snow
with lights and shadows play together
many wishes for your 1200 photo
many wishes for more and more new
photos like this one you are
the master in Tegallery with
valuable and artistics shots because
it is easy to upload a photo but if
its quality its bad I cannot understand
have a nice and pleasant day
snunney (89060) 2014-02-05 2:52
Many congratulations on this, your 1200th post to TE. This is a most appealing winter scene beautifully captured under an ideal light. I like the point of view and the framing offered by the fence posts that help lead the viewer in. Lovely natural colours and superb detail to be observed in the snow covered trees.
lousat (81734) 2014-02-05 3:00
Salut John,une tres belle et vieille photo d'hiver pour celebrer ta 1200eme photo,capture magnifique et tres riche,neige et soleil sont toujours des ingredients gagnants.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
Royaldevon (33073) 2014-02-05 3:27
Good Morning John,
Congratulations on this, your 1200th posting.
You have treated us to some wonderfully photographs during your time on TE and have inspired many contributors to the site.
This is a great shot from your archive. The snowy atmosphere is both moody and beautiful.
You have chosen a good viewpoint, where the posts channel our attention between them, following the footprints, into the wider view of the park. The snow laden trees produce an attractive outer border to contain our attention within the park.
Have a lovely day,
rbassin (19657) 2014-02-05 3:53
félicitations pour ces 1200 photos sur TE.
ici un joli paysage d'hiver, les grands arbres chargés de neiges sont superbes.
pierrefonds (59834) 2014-02-05 4:21
The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of viewis showing the details and the colours of the trees. The reflection of the light on the snow is wnhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
shreya2000 (1594) 2014-02-05 4:22
Sharpness and clarity of the pic is excellent. Sunrays are creating good impact.
jacquest (18869) 2014-02-05 4:45
This is a superb winter landscape and I like the paly of light and shadow on the snow. The distance adds deepness toward the large tree and the winter light is very present.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-05 4:57
congratulations on your anniversary photo - it is a good one to celebrate with :-)
The village in the distance is pretty and charmingly peeks through the snow covered trees. I like how much space there is in the foreground which makes the image lighter.
Very well handled light and lovely colors.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
Sergiom (66333) 2014-02-05 5:16
Une très belle façon de célébrer l'hiver, même si cette photo est de l'année dernière.J'aime la neige qui se colle aux troncs et branches des arbres dans ce très beau paysage.
Silvio1953 (129414) 2014-02-05 6:19
Ciao John, congratulations for your 1200th post on TE, fascinating winter view with fantastic trees, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
PS: per cortesia clicca mi piace
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-05 6:41
impressive number of postings, although I seem to be catching you up fast. Not quite so many points as you though! This is such an idyllic winter scene. It is so perfectly managed from a light and sharpness perspective. Looks beautiful! I expect your winter is as wet and wild as ours is - more storms today too!
Regards - B.
adramad (40200) 2014-02-05 7:29
Fascinating composition with this wonderful winter landscape, perfect beauty of these large trees completely covered with snow, very good POV with white meadow in foreground and trees and houses between it, the lengthening shadows of late afternoon, they nice graphics.
A sunny day, giving a lovely range of soft color tones.
As usual, great sharpness and brightness.
Have a good evening.
All the best.
saxo042 (37604) 2014-02-05 7:37
A very pleasant view here and also an interesting note. I really hope that all the asylum seekers can enjoy the beauty of such a perfect winter day, even if this particular day happened some years ago. Still a very attractive picture. Congratulations to 1200 pictures!
eldancer1 (31439) 2014-02-05 10:17
Not virgin snow but it still look beautiful and fresh. I like the lighting and shadows which created depth. Good details even the snow. Well done, tfs.
dekanski (4067) 2014-02-05 12:56
Nice, but for the jubilee, it could be a better one!
ourania (35890) 2014-02-05 13:04
congratulations on your marvellous work and devotion to TE! Such a great number of quality pictures and very kind support to your fellow photographers from around the world, a big thank you! I love the atmosphere of this place that's presented in a very elegant and delightful way. The patterns of the snowy branches, the textured ground and the play of light and shadows give us a rich and rewarding impression of the scenery. The lighting and chromatic contrast of lit and shady areas has been handled masterfully and the deserted scenery looks so vibrant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
PaulVDV (24191) 2014-02-05 14:58
Een prachtig winters tafereel van je woonplaats.
Een heel mooi beeld van de donkere takken met de sneeuw er op.
Proficiat met je 1.200ste foto op TE!
Eerlijk gezegd, ik had nooit gedacht dat jullie ook zoveel verschillende nationaliteiten hadden. Ik meende dat de migratie een beetje beperkt bleef tot de steden en hun omgeving. Blijkbaar niet.
Vele groeten, Paul
ricardomattos (5167) 2014-02-05 15:07
My congratulations for your 1200th. Very nice winter scenery with beautiful lightning and mood. Lovely trees covered by snow!
Congratulations! Hugs !
Alco (7107) 2014-02-05 19:05
A winter scene different from your previous one.A real postcard.Your point of view is perfectly chosen to show us a nice panoramic view of the park and the houses in the background.All these footprints in the snow shows the popularity of the place.Very well done.
Congratulations for your 1200 picture on TE.
Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-02-05 23:27
Perfect composition of the snow covered fields and trees .Great shot with nice natural colors and an excellent quality overall, as always.Just love it.Thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-02-06 1:25
Congrats for your 1200. In such occation you celebrate with another nice image. Great composition. Nice light and beautiful colours. Superb image quality as ever. Very well done. Tfs.
mesutilgim (88568) 2014-02-06 3:52
Hello dear John,
Congratulations to your 1200th entry at TE !
In the antiquity all temples mainly in Greece, had tree pillars at the entrance : One was called the pillar of beauty, the second one strength and the third one the pillar of wisdom. Your arte here the pillar of beauty.
Another topclass wintery capture with perfect pov and compo.
TFS and best regards
mohammad_H (9726) 2014-02-06 3:58
Beautiful landscape with very nice background
Good clarity and sharpness
Beautiful winter with all the cold and hardships
williewhistler (15443) 2014-02-06 4:41
well done on this momentous milestone,I look forward to more of the same high quality photographs.
Sometimes it can be better to have pristine untrodden snow,here however the footprints lead very nicely into a most attractive winter scene.
The distant trees are a fine focal point.
Best regards Les.
photoray (13442) 2014-02-06 8:10
A sad note for such a tranquil winter scene, with the snow covered field leading into the frosted trees and rooftops.
Hopefully with time the future will change and all people will be wanted.
ikeharel (62159) 2014-02-06 8:45
Long afternoon shadows and fresh white snow, John - an asset of this composition, well collected.
Cold yet beautiful, frozen trees branchs with superb clarity and contrast.
Glad only to look at this - not to be standing there... too cold for me.
mirosu (15156) 2014-02-06 20:56
I understood that this is 1200th photo posted in TE, congratulations, great achievement.
On this occasion you have posted fabulous winter photo. It is an image from fairy tale book. The light is excellent and white trees perfect, all in superb light. Also the light and shadow play is very nice. Very well done my friend.
mvdisco (17784) 2014-02-07 6:53
Hi John, Bonjour,
Beautiful presentation and composition with the snow in Belgium,
Excellent point of view and details.
a sharp and clear with good contrast and light,
I like the snow branches trees too,
My compliments and congratulations for 1200 beautiful pictures...Michel
Fis2 (89403) 2014-02-07 6:58
Wonderful winter climate.
I like frame, colors and sharpness.
chrislo (4155) 2014-02-07 8:32
Dit jaar geen witte winter voor ons, en ik begrijp goed dat je de sneeuw mist ! Door de aanhoudende regen, helaas geen mooie foto’s, en we moeten in de computer duiken om iets interessants te posten. Wel, ik zie dat je nog enkele mooie winterplatjes in voorraad hebt. Fijne herinnering aan drie jaar geleden, John (je zou er bijna heimwee van krijgen !). Prachtige opname van dit winterse landschap, erg mooi van kleur en sfeer, waarin het zonnetje mooie lange schaduwen geeft. De witte sneeuw is prima belicht en de scherpte is uitstekend. De met sneeuw bedekte bomen geven een magnifiek zicht. Gefeliciteerd met je 1200e foto op TE. En nu hop, naar de 1300.
TRB (13914) 2014-02-07 12:00
A great winter photo.
Light and clarity is excellent, 1200. Congratulations for the photo
to many others, together
abmdsudi (46234) 2014-02-07 20:30
It's nicely composed and exposed displaying the reality in true colours of snow winter landscape, excellent depth with interests throughout. The low warm light and shadow break up the white tone enhancing contrast of warmth and cold of the shot. Superb capture, Congrats
mcmtanyel (16051) 2014-02-07 21:57
Although I am tired of the cold, somehow this pretty snowy photo makes me smile. Pretty scenery recorded elegantly, as usual. Congratulations on 1200 high quality photos.
batalay (36757) 2014-02-08 2:13
This is a veritable winter wonderland, shot in 2010. I read your note, and was saddened about the social conditions. It cannot be a wonderland for the foreigners who have moved here for a better life than in their own countries, but now cannot find jobs. It is like that in the United States also. On cold winter and hot summer mornings I see "illegal aliens" standing at corners looking for day jobs. Meanwhile the politicians disagree about what to do with them, whether to make them return to their own countries, or make them into citizens. But the decisions are not purely humanitarian — the politicians who would like to make them US citizens, want the votes of other Hispanics already in the country. Some politicians even want to give the illegal aliens the right to vote. It is a very complicated problem, especially with in a time of poor economy.
Have a good weekend,
jmdias (58552) 2014-02-08 4:51
I liked the texture of the snow in the lower part and the shapes of these trees covered with snow. nice use of the light here.
while you are facing snow we are crossing the hottest weeks of the last decades, many records of temperatures being broken and many damages in the agriculture.
Nicou (128968) 2014-02-08 5:01
quel décor hivernal, avec les traces sur la neige sueprbe et ces beaux arbres qui ont reçu la belle neige et ce découpage des branches merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (35085) 2014-02-08 9:13
all my congratulations for your 1200th shot and picture shared here on TE. I like this sunny winter picture very much.Thank you very much for your contribution to TE.I like the picture very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
omid266 (6700) 2014-02-08 20:04
** Salam ,Hi dear John ,
This another nice picture about beautiful nature in
Nice landscape , very nice colour with white snow ,
The buildings forward remind Paradise for human ,
All the best ,
I hope and wish and Pray for enough Rain and Snow in
this winter for Belgium ,
Thank you friend for sharing this image ,
Buin (42362) 2014-02-08 22:44
Your comment today, pointing out a big problem everywhere here in Central Europe, really describes a contrast to this wonderful snowy landscape, a tragic contrast ...
This year we all have to resort to older photos in order to show winter and snow. This snow in your photo really looks fresh and the sidelight chisels out all details of its structures. You managed the difficult light very well.
I'm still waiting for a day like this - perhaps with a bit more snow ... ;-)
Have a nice Sunday!
Greetings from Siegen - somewhere between winter and spring!
macjake (60664) 2014-02-09 4:43
first of all, congrats on reaching #1200, thats quite the milestone!
your note explains how the people living here have a difficult time, but we wouldn't know that from the photo, it looks beautiful.
all of the tree branches are so frozen we can see the heavy ice forming onto them.
and the combination of the white and blue colors really work well together.
a true crisp, cold, clean winter day
love the frosty atmosphere
tenretin (2543) 2014-02-09 6:35
A beautiful winter photo with snow (which we rarely have home). It is well composed and imaged.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-02-09 9:30
First of all my congratulations for all 1200 post on TE. This winter landscape is fantastic with a low light, clear atmosphere an perfect exposure.
Miguel82 (26546) 2014-02-09 9:45
John, high sharpness and excellent subdue light, a lot of snow in that park, I like your presentation, good hues, clear picture, good sunday
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-02-09 11:34
John, a true masterpiece!!!this is all what winter is all about, nature, still beauty, immaculate and flawless white of snow!! Perfect light, fabulous colors and a divine presentation!!
compliments and kind regards!!
jcpix (13812) 2014-02-09 17:29
Another impressive milestone, congratulations on #1200! Be it three years back or not, this still holds the same image quality that we're accustomed to seeing. Amazing to think of the number of nationalities contained within this relatively small town, per capita, that is larger than the melting pot of NYC!?
I can understand why none of them are out and about though, the snow and cold temperatures would keep my indoors as well! :) It does look like there has been plenty of activity through this park however, but the lifeless scene plays well into the winter scenery. A good play of light and shade, you've taken a common setting and transformed it into an appealing image. The two-tone color scheme of blue and white is icy cool. (pun intended :)) Enjoy the week ahead. Take good care.
clic (15916) 2014-02-09 17:40
No Christmas tree can be so beautifully and naturally decorated than yours; they seem to be aligned backstage of this superb winter scenery, singing the back vocals that accompanies the soloist at left!
siudzi (34131) 2014-02-09 22:30
Wow! What a charming winter post this! Love the intensive cold tonality of the scene which keeps it as extremely attractive and beautiful. Superb one! Very well taken as always. Congrats!
rychem (27534) 2014-02-10 8:38
Congratulation on your 1200th photo. I can understand that you have chosen a photo from 2010. I also have not seen snow this year, beautiful winter photo with excellent light
danos (89935) 2014-02-10 9:04
congratulations on your 1200th uploaded photo on the site.I hope to see even more beautiful photos like this great one.Excellent presentation of this Wintry scenery with everything to are covered from snow.The light spreading on the ground makes the image even more efective.Well done.
Noel_Byrne (27006) 2014-02-11 0:36
A beautiful winter scene, I can almost feel the chill coming from my screen as I look at this. That snow looks so tempting to go walking in too, that special crunchy noise of walking in fresh snow. The way the ice has formed around the leafless branches of the trees is very special.
fds (8780) 2014-02-11 0:41
Dear friend congratulation for this 1200 picture with great snow and fantastic white colors and great suggestions
holmertz (44496) 2014-02-11 6:39
Congratulations on reaching yet another milestone on TE. I wonder if I will ever reach 1200 photos here. This is a beautiful winter scenery where the blueish shadows have provided you with several nice diagonals that give a kind of dynamism to the otherwise empty large space. Sharpness and exposure are as perfect as ever.
carper (96) 2014-02-15 12:26
hele mooie winterplaat John.
Ik hoop trouwens dat de winter ons overslaat dit jaar mooi gemaakt.
Angshu (56462) 2014-02-17 5:17
Heartiest Congratulations on this fantastic milestone of 1200 posts!
The snow is fresh and the snow is thick...the marks on the snow effectively creates a perspective. Fine handling of light & shadow to make a fine picture!
mkamionka (32367) 2014-02-17 7:50
beautiful winter scenery. I like the abundance of snow here also on the trees. It is always great to have both snow and the great weather at the same time. It is quite challenging to expose but you did a great job here well balancing shaded areas an those well lit .
Didi (58794) 2014-02-17 8:04
Bonjour mon ami
1200 photos: c'est merveilleux; il me manque plus de 300 :)
J'apprécie ces ombres allongées qui donne un joli relief à l'image
ChrisJ (103617) 2014-02-17 15:43
I did see similar scenes in Erzurum but only from the school shuttle bus on the way to school. Unfortunately I could not exit the bus and take photos so tfs! Good textural details in the rippled fg snow. Excellent graphism and light contrasts. Tfs!
annjackman (20743) 2014-02-19 10:05
No snow in the south of England this year either - just rain, rain and more rain! I love this crisp picture and the way that the light casts some shadows on the snow. Beautiful. Well done on 1200 posts - an amazing achievement.
Kind Regards, Ann
VarthDader (405) 2014-02-20 15:46
Snow is always so hard to photograph because of the exposure and you have done very well to capture it. Great white balance.
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-21 6:07
Hello John! Beautiful winter scene for your impressive 1200th post. The dappled sunlight and different footpaths through the snowy lawn add a lot of interest to the ground, while the snow covered trees around it are beautiful and serene. Thanks!
kato (11630) 2014-03-04 0:21
Congratulations for your 1200 post in TE!
You're capturing well this winter scenery by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the park and houses covered to the snow. The shadow prokected to the ground draws out a good effect. Anyway, it's an interesting document to hear that this place was used to a lot of asylum seekers as evacuation area in summer.
fritzi007 (8432) 2014-03-13 12:50
gratuliere dir zu Nummer 1200 TE und dem schönen Winterfoto!
Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende
berek (42998) 2014-09-06 8:09
winter is coming slowly. We will see these sights again more often. a wonderful natural scenery, superb sharpness and light.
GiovanniG (3000) 2015-01-14 1:46
Special winter capture so remonisent of my days in Montana/USA. Love the POV and especially great exposure. It would have been one my mother would have loved to have painted so that makes even more special to me....
Matyas (7817) 2015-07-16 0:35
Hello John! Amaying Winter. A lot of snow. Amaying lightness and brightness. Good cut. Good exposure and capture. Ideal frame. Well done!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (143539)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/22, 1/20 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-04 22:48