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These picture has been taken Saturday afternoon, a very cold winterday with minus 4 Degree Celsius and 4 Bft wind.
But as amateur photographer have to one through this weather, for take a lovely picture, I find this a very nice place in Bruges, a lot tourist come here make beautiful pictures.
I hope you like it.
History of these place:
The "Meebrug" interrupts the "Meestraat" and connects with the "Reie Groenerei".
The first mention of the "Meebrug" dates from 1290. The current name is, however, only the first used in 1440. This bridge, like the nearby Peerdenbrug Bridge, early an important connection function between the town and the neighboring suburb, called the "Braamberg", since the latter already shortly before 1246 when the city is attached. In 1390, the original wooden bridge replaced by a stone specimen, built by the famous Bruges bridge builder Jan van Oudenaarde († 1412). The ""Meebrug" is a simple arch bridge with gekasseid road. The outer facings consists of regularly cut blocks Brabant white stone with bluestone for the keystones of the arches and the covers. The parapets on the west side and the entire east side of the bridge are built of brick.
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jjcordier (62328) 2013-01-22 23:18
Tu n'as pas hésité à affronter le froid (et apparemment tu étais le seul!)pour réaliser cette bonne photo de ce joli coin de Bruges.
JFS (32129) 2013-01-22 23:23
So well composed, so clean...great winter shot, i can feel the cold...
Have a good day!
besnard (48787) 2013-01-22 23:32
Une belle image hivernale bien cadrée.
Merci d'avoir affronté le froid pour nous en faire profiter.
papagolf21 (76561) 2013-01-22 23:33
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Très jolie présentation de la ville de Bruges sous la neige.
Un quartier très sympathique avec sa voie pavée et ses vieilles maisons aux façades colorées.
L'ambiance est très agréable à contempler.
tedesse (22122) 2013-01-22 23:39
Well composed winter view of Bruges. I like the paved surface streets and beautiful buildings. Excellent POV and sharpness of image, nice colours.
Have a nice day!
pajaran (36224) 2013-01-22 23:48
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o starom mostu sa datim podacima.
Lep pogled na most i kuce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
U Srbiji topli dani za ovo doba godine.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
Good article on the old bridge with the given data.
Nice view of the bridge and home ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice revealed.
In Serbia, warm day for this time of year.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best
yquem46 (32263) 2013-01-23 0:08
Another excellent shot with your trademark, the long perspective !
Perfect exposure, mild winter light and natural colors
Well done, have a nice day
quovadis (877) 2013-01-23 0:31
Hi John !
Long time since last contact, neverthless your exposures never get bad enough to avoiding a critique:)
Very clean copy, the empty street gives a feeling about the people enjoying the warmth of their places.
Hmmm, four below zero sounds just perfect to take a walk with beloved partner, a camera or a dog:)
Have a good day !
carlo62 (12582) 2013-01-23 1:19
le belle strade di Bruges con la neve sono proprio belle, questa città è bella in ogni occasione, mi piaceva ancor prima di visitarla, ma quando l'ho vista è stato un vero e proprio amore.
lousat (57626) 2013-01-23 2:07
Salut John,j'ai lu dans tes notes les memes choses que j'avais ecrit hier dans les miennes,on n'a pas peur du froid,les photographes sortent toujours a la recherche de quelque chose a capturer..ehehe...prise de vue excellente et elegante composition,tu as bien exploite' le jour de neige! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
Nicou (97679) 2013-01-23 2:36
Quelle compo et image avec ce mur de pierre et la couche de neige blanche superbe mise en valeur de cet édifice quelle maison et le pavage sublime.
Bravo et amitié
jurek1951 (35765) 2013-01-23 2:42
fantastic perspective on this picture.
wonderful natural colors.
sandpiper (6003) 2013-01-23 3:16
Good shot and historical note. Good POV and some fine architecture. Have a great week
josepmarin (55027) 2013-01-23 3:21
a nice winter scene in this beautiful village covered by the snow, which you present us in a capture perfectly executed in spite of the grey and cloudy day and of its very neutral light.
I like the great sharpness and the quality of the colors that you have reached in this beautiful work.
dkmurphys (36801) 2013-01-23 3:38
Simple and very attractive street scene. I'm a big fan of Belgium towns and their old architecture. Well taken, have a good day!
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-01-23 3:48
You managed to frame the building very well. The stone road guides the viewers and the facades from the other buildings gains the impressions. The pov is excellent and the atmosphere so cold.
Have a nice evening,
Romano46 (4890) 2013-01-23 4:58
la neve aiuta sempre a fare delle belle composizioni, ma in questo caso è solo un piccolo contorno ad una bella composizione nella quale il più viene dalla disposizione e dai colori delle casi che hai ripreso nella maniera migliore. Belli i colori sfumnati e delicati, buona la nitidezza e marcato quanto basta il contrasto.
Ciao e buona giornata
jacquest (14136) 2013-01-23 5:14
This is a good winter présentation with a crystal clear atmosphere. The distance on the road creates deepness toward those houses with an interesting architecture.. The colors and details are sharp.
Sergiom (39223) 2013-01-23 6:14
Une belle photo de Bruges en hiver. Le regard suit naturellement le pont dans l'image, ce qui lui donne de la profondeur. Une très belle gestion de la lumière difficile.
timecapturer (30324) 2013-01-23 6:15
a delightful snowy scene this. Enticing POV and immaculate detailing with real character and atmosphere about it. Subtle winter light and wonderfully warm tones and textures that contrast so beautifully with the coldness of the scene.
Regards - Brian.
pierrefonds (48347) 2013-01-23 6:30
The length of the street is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
ikeharel (37316) 2013-01-23 7:50
Good evening John,
frozen canal-water shown on side, gave a clue before reading your note about the cold.
Snow accumulation painted town paved road and houses.
Cold yet a lovely image.
cornejo (18054) 2013-01-23 11:10
Hi John, good shot to capture this nice picture of the interesting scene in this beautiful city. Lovely image very well done with good technique and quality. Very nice and charming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
My good wishes from the south of Spain.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-23 11:58
Hello John, it really takes those freezing temperatures to have a clear shot but it also takes a professional photographer (amateur doesn't apply in your case)to take a flawless picture with so much detail and in such unique way!
Amazing village, street, buildings,sharp point of view and an extraordinary picture!
holmertz (26932) 2013-01-23 13:15
This is obvioulsy a very charmng part of the city. The houses are pretty and look very well kept. The colours are beautifully mild and the exposure is perfect.
tyro (13073) 2013-01-23 14:11
A very interesting note and a beautifully composed picture by way of illustration!
I love your composition here - the line of the snow-covered parapet of the bridge leads the viewer very nicely into the picture toward the buildings and the little cobbled lane running upwards between them. The light is beautifully soft and the colours are glorious. Excellent depth of field and exquisite details and sharpness.
P.S. Thank you very much for sending me those "very special" Harley Davidsons!! Very nice indeed - but only in America!
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-01-23 14:47
This is a picture winter, superb. The view is cleverly chosen. A photo of an excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
npecanhuk (53901) 2013-01-23 15:15
Beautiful urban environment!
Very attractive architecture & winter picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (39227) 2013-01-23 16:42
some places just seem to fit the winter season, and this is surely one of them.
beautiful looking architecture, its a scene that makes me want to see more of whats going on down the street.
charm and history all piled up into one.
ACL1978 (5775) 2013-01-23 18:14
Lovely winter shot, John, and a lovely little village as well! I like this POV - many, I'm sure, would be tempted to focus this on the charming little street, but this angle gives us the street while including a nice look at the full architecture and layout of this town and its homes. Thanks!
thebest (3370) 2013-01-23 18:29
Excellent perspective & clarity - the content of your photo is really nice - I like the old cobbled street leading over the bridge & climbing up through the picturesque houses.
A lovely Wintery image.
I like it very much.
Alco (4631) 2013-01-23 18:46
Beautiful shot and great composition.With that angle we can see many interesting details like the river,the nice parapet with its colorful bricks,the grey stones on the bridge partly covered by the snow.I like all these buildings with a little bit of snow on their roofs.At the present time,the temperature in Quebec City is minus 30 degrees Celcius.TFS.
mirosu (5509) 2013-01-24 4:51
The perspective of this pic is magnificent; I like your point of view. Great shot with excellent exposure, light, details and colors. The composition with the brick wall starting at the bottom edge and the houses in upper part is excellent. Well done.
Royaldevon (17791) 2013-01-24 9:05
An absolutely delightful shot which takes us towards the very scenic buildings of Bruge via the wonderfully textured bridge and cobbles. I have only seen Bruge in summer; the dusting of snow and the frozen canal give is a whole new atmosphere.
My warm regards,
eldancer1 (17036) 2013-01-24 9:34
I like the composition with the lines of the wall leading ones eye to the old building. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
carper (96) 2013-01-24 10:16
ja een bekend gebied voor mij, erg mooi gemaakt
fraaie foto john.
Silvio1953 (98129) 2013-01-24 11:53
Ciao John, great perspective on beautiful building, lovely winter composition, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (7352) 2013-01-24 12:52
You have so many great elements in your fine capture here. The architecture, goes without saying is classically wonderful. But the lead in from the wall of the bridge is brilliant, and that we can follow the road down into the side street is a an added extra treat. I particularly love the black building with the red roof, it makes a great focal point for my eyes :)
All the best
clic (11001) 2013-01-24 13:22
I notice you had to showel snow on the Meebrug stone bridge so we can easily get in town to admire the lovely historic architecture set on each side of the bending street and beyoung the curve!
Don't worry about grey weather; depiction is fantastic, thanks to your full-frame sensor!
vladic (4153) 2013-01-24 13:31
Joli coin de la Venise du Nord au coeur de l'hiver avec le charme pittoresque de son architecture. J’apprécie particulièrement rapprochement de formes, l'angle de vue et les couleurs parfaitement restituées ici.
Compliments et amitiés,
chrislo (2173) 2013-01-24 13:56
Een fijne Brugse plaat met een aangenaam en zeer diep perspectief, jammer genoeg zonder zon, maar de foto is toch nog mooi belicht en de kleuren ook knap om van te genieten. De gekozen hoek is uitstekend, en het oog wordt meteen naar de oude huizen geleid door het baksteen brugmuurtje en de kasseien straat. Het lijkt een niet al te druk straatje te zijn, en het is steeds een plezier om in te wandelen. Brugge is in alle seizoenen een fotogenieke plaats, maar heeft in de winter nog een grotere aantrekkingskracht.
Heel mooi gedaan weer, John.
Angshu (51174) 2013-01-24 23:47
The lead-in with the road works well. There is a lack of light & dampness which is felt apart from the chill & cold. I like the small traces of light reflected in the water on the stone bridge...framing done with the tree works well
willperrett (2955) 2013-01-25 0:46
One can really feel the biting cold from this photograph. The composition is excellent, with the wall of the bridge leading our eyes up the street on the right. But the street is surely Peerdenstraat, which makes this Peerdenbrug? I looking at a photograph I took a couple of years ago, and next to the Madonna on the wall of the house is the road-name. I believe Meebrug is the next one along! No matter: this is a lovely image!
Fis2 (73100) 2013-01-25 6:00
Curious street, and buildings.
Excellent POV and composition.
I like light and colors.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice afternoon
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-01-25 6:35
INteresting house, very old style and with great shapes. The roof partially covered with snow is a highlight for me, and the color balance of the picture is fantastic. Congratulations!
Graal (88886) 2013-01-25 9:51
nice place in Bruges. I like the old tenement houses. Well quality of photo. An interesting note.
Have a nice WE.
TopGeo (37994) 2013-01-25 12:47
Hello John! is really beautiful country! Aside from the beauty of this architecture
I especially like the POV you choose to present us this scene winter.
The POV with the wall on the left leads us nice towards the main subject of your composition.The image has also fantastic clarity and depth and despite cloudy weather very good lighting and well-saturated colors.Superb composition.
TRB (12317) 2013-01-25 13:53
Point of view, sharpness, colors and light and perfect exposure.framing a beautiful, beautiful architectural details.
jmdias (45790) 2013-01-25 15:34
nice view of the street covered with snow. these details of the urban landscape are fantastic and I can see even a little chapel ahead. nice job.
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2013-01-25 15:35
Hi dear John
How are you? Sorry for my late reaction for the time being. I will rush up this weekend.
Another tasteful winter image by your own originality.
The best considered framework via so sharp and clear prsentation as usual.Thank you for your sharing and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
kato (6767) 2013-01-25 23:01
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see classical town with stone pavement, medieval housings and bridge of brick's fence. It's interesting in winding narrow passage and the chimney/window of houses, too. And, the winter snow draws out a good atomosphere in this image.
janneman (2200) 2013-01-26 3:26
Het mooie straatje ligt helemaal rechts in beeld en lijkt helemaal verloren te gaan, maar..... de fototgraaf zette de besneeuwde muur prominent in beeld en leidt zo de blik naar het de straat.
Prachtig spel mete het perspectief!
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-01-26 3:47
Een minder bekend beeld van een mooi winters Brugge. En opvallend verlaten.
De kasseien en het met een dikke laag sneeuw bedekte muurtje over de brug vormen een mooie voorgrond en inleiding naar de stille straat.
De lucht vertoont toch ook lichte opklaringen.
Linksonder waar zich het kanaal bevindt, zie ik ook sneeuw. Ligt die sneeuw op de oever of is het water bevroren ?
Vele groeten, Paul
ourania (12367) 2013-01-26 5:48
a simple and elegant composition that allows the characteristics of this charming quaint place to stand out in a delightful way. I like very much the way the snowy fence leads us into the frame and towards the lovely neighbourhood. Clarity is excellent and your masterful lighting has moderated the different intensities of the colours very effectively. I love the atmosphere and the textures of the stones, the snow and the window panes. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
gildasjan (38218) 2013-01-26 6:43
Image hivernale bien composée avec ce petit pont sur lequel notre œil est bien guidé vers cette rue.
wolf38 (28180) 2013-01-26 9:07
Hello John. It is always interesting to see your great gallery. Each photograph is worth seeing in its own way. Even today's photo of Brugge is a great shot. Unfortunately I was not in the area. But what is not, can still become.
Kielia (20445) 2013-01-26 9:12
it is the gentle light that is really very effective here. The pale colors of the winter make this composition quite interesting but most of all I like the excellent perspective. Thanks for presenting this already well known place in a winter dress!
batalay (32860) 2013-01-26 9:24
I hope that one day we can visit Bruges together. It enjoyable seeing all your photos, but a winter shot from Bruges is especially welcome. The note is informative and engaging.
jcpix (3285) 2013-01-26 10:49
Well worth having to deal with the elements of winter, this is a beautiful shot. The composition is very strong, the lead in line of the wall is perfectly placed and the snow adds a nice touch of white to the colorful scene. Even though I don't like the cold, I wouldn't mind taking a walk down this street...it's just lovely!
Have a great weekend.
abmdsudi (26233) 2013-01-26 18:56
Your creative viewpoint leads the eye deeper into the picture adding the extra depth, space and dimension and those bright colors of the architecture certainly draw the attention in and makes the shot lively. As the sky is very neutral, I find that those extras elements in the fg are added values as a whole to this cold winter. Ths is .a kind of shot which conjures up the perfect feeling of peacefulness. A very thoughtful shot, Congrats
photoray (4926) 2013-01-26 19:01
I like the ancient cobblestone road and bridge leading the eye into Bruges crowded buildings, with a dusting of snow, accentuating the warm earthtones, though you must have been freezing to capture the scene?
Congratulations on another fine historic view of European architecture,
berek (31921) 2013-01-26 22:36
A beautiful winter image well framed.
Thank you for braved the cold for us to enjoy. impressive perspective.
Buin (42084) 2013-01-27 0:07
Here you have chosen an excellent point of view with this wall which leads the eyes to the wonderful old houses of this gorgeous city. I like especially that you could take this photo without any tourists who normally "flood" these small streets. Well, the temperature ... ;-)
Thank you for your exemplary and very informative comment! It really enhances this sight.
Greetings from Westphalia - awaiting black ice today!
Have a nice Sunday!
adramad (27552) 2013-01-27 9:05
Very interesting article, which introduces us to the vision of this superb image, a quiet corner and charming with beautiful facades, the remains of snow, give it a nice winter touch.
Very good sharpness showing textures and details, the very proper lighting and coloring this ideal.
Have a good night and happy start to the week.
Schnappilic (7927) 2013-01-27 12:14
Nice framing with winter atmosphere and quite street. The uniform light is perfect for these beautiful houses. Good result!
mjw364 (3680) 2013-01-28 3:24
What a lovely scene - I like the way my eye follows the cobbled street into the houses and that dominant line of white snow on top of the wall helps to emphasise that line too.
Thankfully now the snow has cleared in the UK!
snunney (67334) 2013-01-28 5:22
A picture that proves you don't need good weather to take a successful photograph. I like the point of view with the street and adjacent wall making a very good lead-line, drawing the viewer into the scene. The attractive architecture is nicely depicted with very good colours and sharpness.
Bluejeans (64231) 2013-01-28 10:45
Bonito cartão postal desta vila com as ruas cobertas de neve , gostei muito dos detalhes , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Robert1969 (6230) 2013-01-29 1:18
Ik zie dat je mooiere en betere omstandigheden
qua weer om erop uit te gaan, ik kon het alleen
beperken tot afgelopen donderdagmiddag.
Hoewel ik nooit (schaam schaam) in Brugge ben
geweest, is deze stad uit duizenden te
herkennen. Het muurtje van de brug zorgt voor
een mooie extra diepte. Alles is mooi belicht
(sneeuw is ook wit en er zijn geen overbelichte
gedeeltes in de foto)en is alles goed en mooi
verdeeld. De lucht is een mooie extra, past
raszid62 (18200) 2013-01-29 3:36
Beautifully illustrated by you a fragment of an old building of Bruges. These little houses are very nice, even the brick wall has its own charm. Excellent color and image quality.
mkamionka (24529) 2013-01-29 13:36
very nice composition with the wall making a great introduction to the townhouses. Snow adds a nice wintry touch. Relatively low light and subtle colors contribute to an unusual atmosphere.
fabbs99 (5441) 2013-02-03 21:41
Àmazing shot with beautiful scenery.Great colors and excellent presentation.
s_lush (15588) 2013-02-05 21:48
You have chosen a very picturesque corner of this old city with such beautiful architecture. Excellent composition, well reproduced winter atmosphere, good colors and quality despite the gloomy weather at the moment of the capturing!
lpi (4424) 2013-02-05 23:47
L'architecture est très jolie.
J'aime bien ton cadrage et les beaux détails de cette belle maison.
zoomer (3580) 2013-02-06 17:25
Hi,splendid composition of this most attractive place.Fantastic detail and color.So much character and atmosphere in those buildings.Friendly regards,Wolf.
rmajum (1077) 2013-02-09 22:17
Hope you r in the best of health.
This is a beautiful picture of winter, snow gathering on the sideways and rooftops. The sky is overcast but good controlled exposure and natural colors make this a fine picture.
danos (73974) 2013-02-12 22:36
excellent the view of this section of the city with the snows to cover parts of it.I like the creative perspective,the light and colour management as the clarity of the image.
Have a good day,danos
sevy (13273) 2013-02-24 2:16
As usual a strong and efficient composition, here based on the perspective effect from the frontal use of the pavement road giving depth and dynamism.
As weel, the remaining snow is adding interest to this architectur shot.
irek1 (554) 2013-03-06 23:08
You have taken lovely picture. I've never been there but I think I like this city. The urban landscape is picturesque with a lot of snow & the atmosphere of winter. Nice perspective. There is no one on the street, so it's a kind of loneliness.
Hanssie (9921) 2013-04-13 2:36
Even the winter you find the pretty places, here´s a cold but (n)ice photo !
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122444)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-22 22:54