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I thank all visitors that very regular bringing a visit to my picture, and give a honest comment.
I brought a visit to this splendid area of Bulskampveld Beernem in West Flanders, a 50km with my electric bike during a very lovely afternoon.
I had no luck, when I came spot, was the sun disappeared, a lot photographers know this trouble , I got clouds in place of nice blue sky what a half hour formerly saw I a lovely sky!
I know not or a lot members have a trouble with these cloudy sky.
You can see on these picture a very great garden for children with terraces for drink a good cup of coffee.
I seem me a very nice place for parents with children, alone a little bit dangerous the lake for water birds, very close against the play garden.
During my visit I have three little children back to their parents brought, I was afraid, three children maybe 2, 4 and 6 year old.
Where is the responsibility of our parents, I don't know!
This area of 235 ha is now part of the largest public green area of West Flanders. In line with the provincial domain owns the Flemish Region just over 280 ha with the same name or as Purgatory Forests indicated.
The varied landscape with a beautiful castle park, extensive deciduous and coniferous forests, heathland remnants, pastures and farmland offers many recreational opportunities. In the vicinity of the cafeteria and the castle (visitor) is a play forest of 8 hectares provided.
The walled garden at the castle is a unique herb transformed and in galleries around the garden you will find a cartwright and a large collection of agricultural implements and vehicles ditto. Also a shelter for birds and wildlife and Loca Labora (social employment project) are active in the domain. In the park and some herb 'installations' gives more information about common plants and animals here.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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pajaran (41981) 2013-10-06 22:51
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Deca su postala osetljiva, imunitet je pao.
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za setnju i odmor u hladovini velikog drveta.
Lepa priroda i arhitektura u pozadini.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, sir.
An interesting article about the place, with the given data ...
Children have become a sensitive immune system is down.
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time indicated.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place for walking and relaxing in the shade of a large tree.
Beautiful nature and architecture in the background.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
besnard (50029) 2013-10-06 23:02
Une belle image bien composée avec cette maison au toit rouge située dans un cadre enchanteur qui dégage calme et tranquilité.
fabbs99 (11420) 2013-10-06 23:31
This is a lovely shot with excellent colors and exposure.Superb presentation.Very well done .TFS.
emka (64518) 2013-10-06 23:31
Hi John, it is a bit of bad luck when you come to the place and instead of the blue sky you see whitewashed sky or it is raining. But it was only 50 km on a bike and you can go there again. But when you travel thousands kilometers and it happens, it is impossible to have another time in the place. But nice shot anyway, wonderful big trees in the park and pleasant playground for the children.
have a nice week
jjcordier (67602) 2013-10-07 0:03
Même sans ciel bleu, l'endroit est vraiment beau et il doit être bien agréable de se promener dans ce superbe parc.
jemaflor (74370) 2013-10-07 0:23
A photo well composed and pleasant to see, well balanced with water and green vegetationn and with the house in a focal point.
papagolf21 (79770) 2013-10-07 0:49
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Calme, beauté, ravissement, joliesse d'ensemble.
Difficile de ne pas se laisser attendrir par ce spectacle d'une grande beauté.
Un pur régal.
krzychu30 (12875) 2013-10-07 1:15
these omnipresent greenery is truly captivating.
No sun as you mentioned,but in this case I tell honestly it doesen´t affect the image at all.The colors are well saturated and contrast is superb!
I like also your framing and this lovely and so nicely contrasting here the house.
PS.In the weather like this I often process my pictures in HDR to bring out better the textures and colors of the cloudy sky.
Wish You a nice day
Royaldevon (21665) 2013-10-07 1:37
Good Morning John,
Yes, clouds can be a real pain when you have prepared for a sunny day!
However, I wouldn't worry, this shot is beautiful, full of clear details, despite the cloudy sky. The water makes a gentle lead from r/l across the frame, with lots of lazy time to enjoy the reflections of the nearby trees. The house, with its warm coloured roof, sits well placed, nestling in the trees.
The copper beech adds a lovely contrast to the left of the frame.
Have a lovely week,
lousat (64585) 2013-10-07 2:00
Salut John,c'est la maison des reves pour tous je pense,quelle magie pouvoir vivre ici,dans la paix,la nature et le silence! Une capture vraiment magnifique,la lumiere est impressionante,couleurs et details au top comme d'habitude! Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano
SNOOP_Chan (3670) 2013-10-07 2:53
Hello John, very nice image here, the kind you got us used to. A very beautiful landscape here completed by the house in the background. Just great!
P.S. You cut the duck's tail :)
Romano46 (11915) 2013-10-07 2:57
mi piace molto il tuo modo di rappresentare le campagne della regione delle Fiandre, i suoi canali, i suoi prati che ornano sempre le sue rive, il tutto sempre in composizioni curate in maniera impeccabile, non tralasciando di curare anche nitidezza, contrasto e colore.
E in questa che proponi oggi tutti questi elementi ci sono e l'insieme è molto ben riuscito.
Ciao e buona settimana
macondo (18461) 2013-10-07 3:05
I hope this finds you well, while waiting for the autumn.
Your photo today has such splendid, large trees - so much foliage. And a delightful house with red roof to make the highlight in the great range of green tones. So the sun was not present, but you can still take a nice shot, because sometimes the dull light makes the colours richer.
I think maybe you could crop the green strip at the bottom; just a suggestion.
pierrefonds (51188) 2013-10-07 4:27
The trees are framing well the house. The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance between the pound or lake and the house is giving depth to the scene. The light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
yquem46 (35678) 2013-10-07 4:29
Such simplicity, care and quality in your shots. I like that
A model for us here on TE
jacquest (16583) 2013-10-07 4:33
Cloudy skies most often gives special moods to a composition and you succeeded well here, making good of the filtered light. The colors are well saturated with nice reflections on the water and the mood is very peaceful. I ilke the POV very much.
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-07 4:38
The view of this house surrounded by so much green is great, and the scene was captured beautifully with very good colors and sharpness! A very nice and peaceful place! Wonderful composition!
Noel_Byrne (13688) 2013-10-07 5:03
I really like that cloudy sky, it has a lot of personality and there is a nice amount of color in it to compliment the beautiful colors of the rest of the scene. I guess I probably like the sky as I am well used to clouds here in Ireland, but its a great result. The red building makes a beautiful contrast to the scene too.
All the best
Sergiom (45888) 2013-10-07 5:34
Quel beau point de vue derrière le plan d'eau pour nous donner une belle image profonde et lumineuse de cette belle campagne toute en verdure. Le toit orange est un parfait point focal.
Kugart (1776) 2013-10-07 5:55
You have managed to capture a lovely scene here regardless of the weather conditions. Beautiful composition looking across the lake towards the building in the background . Nice colours and lovely reflections on the surface of the water.
saxo042 (33992) 2013-10-07 8:16
A very peaceful and calm scene here and the main detail here is of course the red roof among all the different shades of green. A very attractive picture!
Nicou (106275) 2013-10-07 8:51
Je trouve que tout ce fond c'est sueprbe ce parc avec l'étange et la couleur de l'eau qui se marie avec la végétation et cet édiffice en fond c'est sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (42699) 2013-10-07 9:07
Very beautiful place. I love the calm atmosphere, seems that only a rain will disturb the place.
Have a fine week.
ChrisJ (91404) 2013-10-07 9:18
Lovely fg reflections in the still waters of the pond with good sharpness and diffused lighting in this superb sylvan glade. The red roofed bg building contrasts nicely against the blue grey sky. Excellent sharpness and composition. The fg median strip of grass adds depth and layering. Tfs!
cornejo (22766) 2013-10-07 9:57
Hi John, very good picture of this interesting and beautiful place, very well composed and captured in this pretty picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
corjan3 (1935) 2013-10-07 10:12
Pragtige skakerings van groen en 'n baie rustige atmosfeer. Die poel water met die weerkaatsings pas baie goed in die beeld en die gebou in die agtergrond voeg 'n element van menslike teenwoordigheid by en is nie steurend nie. 'n Plesier om te aanskou met 'n interresante nota. Welgedaan en beste groete.
aleXundar (701) 2013-10-07 10:32
An excellent soothing atmosphere created with the big trees, the lake and the greenery. The House in the background in contrast color looks so cute.
A very well organized capture sir with marvelous colors and clarity.
Your affectionate note is touching.
With warm regards
ourania (19002) 2013-10-07 10:43
this is a beautiful place and your photo renders its qualities in a very effective and agreeable way. There's wonderful sense of depth and clarity that make us appreciate the garden and long for a walk there. The foliage has been portrayed in a marvellous way, the trees look almost 3D. The moody light has moderated the splendour of the colours but there's great freshness and delightful tranquility in the scenery. A detail I like very much is the shade of the trees on the right. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
PaulVDV (17491) 2013-10-07 11:43
Het is toch duidelijk. Die ouders zagen je en dachten 'John is hier. We kunnen even relaxen. Hij let wel op onze kinderen'. En het klopte ook!
Dit is zeker niet de meest saaie lucht die een foto kan hebben. Maar ook ik voel me wel aangetrokken tot een blauwe lucht.
Een prachtige frisgroene omgeving. Zelfs het water kleurt groen. Daarin valt het witte gebouw met het rode dak en de duidelijk zichtbare rood-witte luiken mooi op. Een beetje als een sieraad dat we achter de bomen ontdekken.
Heel goede compositie. Een rustgevend beeld (dit in tegenstelling tot de zorgen die je je maakte over de kleine kinderen).
Vele groeten, Paul
danos (78348) 2013-10-07 12:46
nice the view of this section of Beernem with the huge trees and the canal to make the image even more effective.I can say honestly and with the hand in the heart that the quality of the photo is not as the others.I can explain it that the leaves of the trees look like to are blurred and not sharp.
I think that the lens of Canon EF 70-200 is heavy enough and a tripod is needed during its use.
I have the same lens and try to supported with a tripod or monopod,that is more useful.
photoray (6810) 2013-10-07 17:26
Idyllic scene from West Flanders, the pond with Nature's reflections, the distant estate, all surrounded in forested greens.
And I am interesting in purchasing an electric bike to use when camping. Your 50 km journey is encouraging.
Alco (5491) 2013-10-07 18:00
Superb picture despite that cloudy sky.Those big trees are very nice and they are perfect to add shade for the picnics with the children.Fantastic playground for the children and their parents.The building with its red roof add a nice contrasting touch to your picture.Very well done.
ricardomattos (3562) 2013-10-07 18:14
What a peaceful place. I like these calm waters surrounded by trees and with a beautiful house on the background.It certainly worth your 50km of bike.
mesutilgim (73189) 2013-10-08 2:06
Hello dear John,
Green, greener, greenest !
A capture which fills the hearts of the viewers with joy of life !
TFS and have a nice day
COSTANTINO (44317) 2013-10-08 5:13
I would like to visit this splendid area
I would like to live there
it s a nice shot with pleasant and peaceful
atmosphere is this the Paradise?
bona (11212) 2013-10-08 11:48
great view fo this lake and green around. I took a photo at Friburgo city that are similar that your, soon I will upload it.
subhendu_bagchi (21368) 2013-10-08 12:55
namaste John, another very good shot by you. Beautiful atmosphere. Very good light and nice natural colours. A superb composition. Tfs.
elenimavrandoni (10131) 2013-10-08 20:21
John, there is no doubt about that you live in paradise...this is how paradise looks and your image is very representative of the ultimate natural beauty!!!
Buin (42128) 2013-10-09 3:34
This seems to be an incredible beautiful and impressive place. The red roof of the building is a real eye-catcher in your photo and these magnificent trees somehow seem to protect it. I like your chosen point of view very much. A fascinating sight ...!
Greetings from autumnal grey Westphalia!
Vitaly (971) 2013-10-10 1:20
This shot creates very soft and calm mood. In my opinion clouds
emphasize complacence of this wonderful garden. Pastel colors of trees and water transferred perfectly.
ikeharel (44349) 2013-10-10 4:17
Inspite of the clouds aloft, John, pic. conveys well the lavish green surrounding. With a red-roof house in white walls there is a fine contrast on the image.
Lovely location as you had written.
eldancer1 (20942) 2013-10-10 9:32
Beautiful country scene! I wouldn't mind living in that house or mansion. So green! I guess I've living in the desert for too long. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (77176) 2013-10-10 12:10
A very interesting place.
I like composition and POV.
Beautiful delicate colors.
EstudioChispa (1742) 2013-10-10 14:09
I enjoyed your note greatly. Do not worry about the absence of a blue sky here; the colors all work very well together!
claudeD (27048) 2013-10-11 4:10
very fine picture showing this calm view. Excellent composition and fine colors. Very good note.Like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
clic (12525) 2013-10-11 5:43
I feel over indulged by the first magnitude of this splendid scenery featuring the red roof that has a strong influence on the left-most tree, to the point it put on its attractive red getup for a pleasing visual balance!
kato (9683) 2013-10-11 6:41
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the green/big garden with pond, lawn and trees. Here is surrounded by a good environment, and it seems to the desirable place for relax. The house with red roof draws out an additional good impact in this image as well as the tree's reflection projected to the pond.
mohammad_H (7490) 2013-10-11 7:15
This photo describes my perception: the peace and quiet of nature's eye-catching and spectacular, unmatched clarity and good quality, good job,
Best wishes to you and your wife.
rychem (13898) 2013-10-11 9:03
Idyllic landscape and perfect photo, my compliments Ryszard
goodwill (4879) 2013-10-11 12:07
...........and with my critics, another superb image of yours again scores a century.......................Applauds.
Wish there was a fisherman with fishing road just opposite the water.
Wish there was some one sleeping and enjoying the nature.
Wish....wish....wish.........but its your wish that the place is free from human syndrome and the only human life present here is of grandpa the great with tiny kids faaaaaar......offfffff.
A shot in a class of its own.
rbassin (13473) 2013-10-12 2:32
un magnifique parc de verdure, avec la maison blanche qui contraste et attire le regard.
Joli plan d'eau au premier plan.
bayno (18338) 2013-10-12 7:46
a picture very relaxing and perfectly realized, I really like the natural colors and the beautiful shades of green, the light is excellent despite the sky a greyish...
Didi (51433) 2013-10-13 1:52
Bonjour mon ami
Certes le paysage est joli, le ciel couvert s'équilibre parfaitement avec le paysage à l'ambiance paisible
chrislo (2580) 2013-10-13 2:01
Wat een leuke plek om naartoe te gaan. Heel mooie omgeving, prachtig aangelegde tuin met veel groen, terrassen, vijver en dieren, en wat een gezellig huisje ! Zeker een leuke plek voor een hapje eten of voor wandelen. De kinderen kunnen zich heerlijk vermaken op de speeltoestellen terwijl hun ouders zich bezighouden op het terras... Je hebt er een zeer aantrekkelijke, rustige foto van gemaakt. Het huis steekt mooi af tegen het frisse groen van de natuur, en de dreigende lucht geeft een extra dimensie in het landschap. Het geheel is verder heel goed belicht. Mooi werk, John.
Al ziet her er buiten niet zo fraai uit, toch wens ik je een fijne en aangename zondag toe.
Schnappilic (9144) 2013-10-13 11:06
Nice to see a place like this with peaceful atmosphere, green grass and calm water. A real place for recreation.
mvdisco (17172) 2013-10-13 12:35
Hi John, Bonjour,
Lovely place and composition,
great reflection and tone of colors,
beautiful contrast and light,
nice perpective too,
Nicely taken and done,
mcmtanyel (5556) 2013-10-13 18:53
I like your most recent addition to your collection of "reflections off the water" theme. The white building with a red-tiled roof is very well placed on the otherwise green grounds.
A very pleasant entry, as usual.
jcpix (6820) 2013-10-13 18:58
Even without children of my own, it always makes me nervous to see them running around unattended, and in an area like this that would appear safe, there are still many dangers as you've mentioned.
On the other side however, this would be a great spot to run around an enjoy the open spaces and natural beauty! :) What a tranquil and simply beautiful setting this is, and I love the many shades of green throughout this landscape. The orange rooftop is placed perfectly within this composition for a strong focal point amongst the giant trees and garden surroundings. A very pleasing photo, this looks to be a nice place to relax and take in the serenity. Have a great week ahead. Take care.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-15 2:47
What a tranquil scene and well composed too with the house being framed by the lower edge of the trees and it's colours contrasting so well with the greens.
Silvio1953 (106008) 2013-10-15 10:20
Ciao John, great view of lovely place, relaxing atmosphere, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Hanssie (10067) 2013-10-16 0:56
Peaceful landscape with the house as a fine detail...
Nice photo !
mirosu (8434) 2013-10-18 3:22
What a glorious shot depicting the nature beauty and its peacefulness with the glowing green catching the attention together with the contrast white house with red roof adding the overall beauty of the image. Really like the POV and comp in this as well as the colours and pin-sharp details. Indeed a calm moment and a very poignant image so well planned and shot delightfully. Great work.
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2013-10-19 5:08
beautiful countryside, i like the water in fg and the big trees.
carper (96) 2013-10-23 4:09
fraai daar john mooie foto.
zal zeker de moeite waard zij hier nogmaals langs te gaan als de bomen meer kleuren.
branley (3681) 2013-10-28 4:18
It's a shame the sun didn't want to come out and play, but you've still salvaged a very fine image John. It looks a very fine place to visit, perhaps next time you will take the sun with you? :)
jmdias (48503) 2013-10-30 5:38
the compo shows a very tranquil and quiet rural landscape. we can feel the mood of peace here. very nice details. TFS.
Angshu (52972) 2013-10-31 23:02
A fine view with the dominance of green both in actual as well as reflected with the red roof of the house popiing out & creating definite interest. Light doesnt seem to be grea, but the picture comes out beautifully!
halikarnas (5924) 2013-11-01 4:45
Büyük Usta John,
Yeşil,ve mor nasıl ahenk içinde,ortadaki kiremitlerin rengi ancak böyle kompozisyonun baş taçı olabilirdi.
Muhteşem renk birliği tonları.
Soldaki küçük fidanla insan konuşmak istiyor,ağaçların arkasındaki evleri merak ediyorsun.
Demekki bunlarla 'MUTLULUK' verilebilirmiş.
Ben seyrederken huzur buldum Maestro John.
Tebrikler ve sağlıklı günler diliyorum sana Bodrum'dan.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (128297)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-05
- Categories: Nature
- 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/25.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-06 22:43