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Saturday I was in Bruges, a pity a little bit bad weather, but half of November is this maybe completely normal.
These place is a little exterior the city but a very good place for a good stroll.
What you can see on these picture.
The “Poertoren” between the branches of the trees, a thick 18 meters above the water towers , was built in 1401 by master mason Jan van Oudenaarde and is a relic of the late medieval fortifications . The city hit the tower in its stock on gunpowder.
South of Bruges flowed several tributaries and streams in the Reie, (small canals ). The Brook Church , for example , resulted in the Reie just before crossing the moat. All that water ran through Bruges within the Lake of Love .
The Lake of Love itself is not a natural lake , but probably originated in the 13th century as a kind of dam lake and holding tanks , at the time were at the height of the current “Sashuis” locks built . This was necessary in order to keep the water supply. Under control The flow of Reie (small canals) was rather mixed . The lowest-lying parts of the city were flooded by a sudden thaw or prolonged rainfall. As long as no one lived , this was not a problem , but as the city expanded further and lower areas , as were the “Meersen” , cropped , mainly in the 13th century was the case , it was obliged to master the vagaries of Reie
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dkmurphys (50748) 2013-11-15 23:05
Superb capture from that amazing city. I love Bruges and your image is making me to miss it.
Have a great weekend.
jjcordier (77870) 2013-11-15 23:08
Tu as joliment exploité le ciel gris et la lumière douce du moment, les belles teintes d'automne et la beauté de cet endroit de Bruges.
pajaran (53725) 2013-11-15 23:13
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda i stara arhitektura.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dana, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting article about the place, with the given data ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful nature and old architecture.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
papagolf21 (88191) 2013-11-15 23:35
Bonjour, cher ami John,
A travers un feuillage multicolore l'édifice religieux s'élève joliment.
Encore une bien belle peinture de Bruges.
Très bonne journée.
jemaflor (87377) 2013-11-15 23:53
Beautiful fall colors and good composition with this tower in the center of your photo, perfect sharpness, tfs.
besnard (54287) 2013-11-16 0:12
Une belle image aux couleurs de l'automne avec l'église qui se laisse deviner au milieu des arbres.
Amitiés et bon week-end.
siudzi (34119) 2013-11-16 0:28
Oh, what a moody presentation from Bruges! Really lovely and well taken composition with good sense of depth. The autumnal tones made the view charming and interesting. Well done!
Have a nice weekend!
bukitgolfb301 (37060) 2013-11-16 0:39
Hi dear John
Wow great Autumn image by your signiatured touch and color. Perfect synmetry is so natural and also resonable.
All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO
carlo62 (36191) 2013-11-16 0:46
Bruges sembra non avere difetti, in ogni angolo, in ogni stagione, offre sempre la possibilità di fare belle foto.
Questa ne è un ulteriore esempio, di sicuro occorre un occhio bene attento per ottenere questi risultati, ma la località è una forte attrattiva.
Buon fine settimana
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-11-16 1:29
Your image is very well composed. Beautiful colours, crisp clarity.
Buin (42354) 2013-11-16 1:31
Many other photographers on a day like this would have packed away their cameras. You didn't and you were able to take a really atmospheric photo in spite of this rather grey day. The rendering of the sky simply is great and it adds a lot to the picture.
This church in background is a real gem. I have been there and I will never forget it.
Thank you for the informative - and exemplary - note
dta (69442) 2013-11-16 1:46
Hello John ,
Ambiance et couleurs automnales , sous une faible lumière , pour cette intéressante vue de Brugges qui ressemble ici à un village plus q'à une grande ville .
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-16 1:57
una foto scattata solo una settimana fa e pertanto attuale per rappresentare l'autunno nelle Fiandre.
La composizione e lo stesso soggetto sono molto attraenti ed i colori disegnano uno scenario che potrebbe ispirare un pittore.
Anche il cielo è quello giusto per disegnare uno scenario che più bello non poteva essere.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
cargus (8837) 2013-11-16 2:01
Beautiful autumn colors excellent played in your landscape, a perfect blend of light and clarity, an image well done.!!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-16 2:45
a subtle and yet beautiful image of this famous City and its iconic spire. Proof that on even cloudy days atmosphere and beauty can be captured and presented irresistibly. Tantalising and elegantly tranquil image.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-16 2:57
hi john. nice autumn view of bruges' church of our lady. you may consider correcting the title.
holmertz (43289) 2013-11-16 4:16
Another interesting view and well taken photo. The old tower to the left is almost hidden by trees but looks like a magnificent building at a closer view. 600 years ago they knew how to build something to last for a long time. The church tower is nicely seen btween the trees on each side of the water. It is not a disadvantage to the photo that the clouds are relatively dark. They contribute to the fine softness of the light and colours.
Have a nice weekend.
Noel_Byrne (26115) 2013-11-16 4:17
this could be a painting two hundred years old so perfect are the autumn colors and the composition. There is so much to see in this from the colors themselves to the beautiful architecture of the steeple and bridge. Beautiful image, thanks for sharing
annjackman (20371) 2013-11-16 4:22
I like this very much. The autumnal colours give a soft richness to the image. Beautifully rendered - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
pierrefonds (58770) 2013-11-16 4:49
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The wideness of the lake is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the tower and of the bell tower of the Church. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (64047) 2013-11-16 5:01
C'est un point de vue que l'on ne voit pas souvent de cette belle ville . On a plus tendance à suivre les canaux. Ici, le beffroi est bien placé dans l'image très profonde grâce au point d'eau devant. Comme toujours l'ensemble est d'une grande netteté.
jacquest (18865) 2013-11-16 5:04
Your image really gives an autumn mood with the ligh of the cloudy sky. The tower is well framed by the trees and the eye is drawn to it. The bridge is another element of interest as are the light reflections on the water. The image has very good clarity.
photoray (12980) 2013-11-16 6:28
Attractive autumn scene, the waterway leading the eye into the fall colored trees, rock bridge and beautiful distant church tower, contrasted with approaching storm clouds.
Have a fun weekend,
tyro (21144) 2013-11-16 7:37
Although the weather was poor that day, you have managed the light here extremely well to produce a photograph with lovely light and glorious autumnal colours. Your composition is excellent, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
An interesting and informative note too.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PaulVDV (23417) 2013-11-16 10:33
Mooie herfstkleuren in het gebladerte en ook nog eens mooi weerspiegeld in het water.
Het lijkt wel alsof op de cruciale plaats meer bladeren afgewaaid zijn dan elders. De takken voor de kerk zijn veel kaler dan de andere op de foto. Prachtig voor het zicht op de kerk.
De toren links ziet er heel mooi uit en zou op een zomerse foto van hieruit veel minder zichtbaar zijn.
De digitale lijnen die de wolken aflijnen, zorgen tegelijkertijd mooi voor wat reliëf op de achtergrond.
Vele groeten, Paul
Herquin (7603) 2013-11-16 11:26
ta photo augure une belle promenade automnale comme quoi il ne faut pas toujours s'éloigner trop de chez soi pour profiter de jolies balades photogéniques .
Bonne soirée .
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-16 12:11
beautiful scenery and lovely mood of late autumn!
Even despite cloudy sky the colors are perfectly displayed with all its strenght and saturation.
What I like more about your composition apart from its perfect sharpness and clarity is tranquil and peaceful atmosphere you were able to convey so well with this image.
Have a nice weekend
Gigidusud (17327) 2013-11-16 13:27
A beautiful autumn painting. I like it!
Have a nice Week-end,
resat1972 (7486) 2013-11-16 14:44
Good Evening John
great colors and depth
nice little bit of water reflection
vibrations have been a beautiful composition
applied to a very good color values
still a spectacular sight
danos (88903) 2013-11-17 3:28
beautiful Autumn scenery with the bell tower to dominating the image as is placed perfect in the frame.I like the beautiful environment as the excellent light and colour management of the scene.
ikeharel (60431) 2013-11-17 4:00
What you call a bad weather, had contributed here to very nice green surrounding contrast the grey sky, John.
Superb autumn photo, good clarity and depth. Both towers prominently rise above and from within the forest.
dip (23764) 2013-11-17 4:23
nice shot of the famous town,although the typical November weather,good chosen POV,I like the details,
mesutilgim (87382) 2013-11-17 4:33
Hello dear John,
Another nice capture from Bruges; again with very good chosen pov and layout.
Another topclass TE entry with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a great Sunday
cornejo (34044) 2013-11-17 4:36
Hi John, nice view of this beautiful and interesting place, (my first picture of that beautiful city), very well captured with a great pov, in this very good and nice photo. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth and quality. Excellent job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
sabermonajati (9909) 2013-11-17 5:16
pleasant pay sage with attractive colors you captured.
Fis2 (88039) 2013-11-17 9:57
Excellent composition and frame.
Beautiful tower and bridge!
I like colors.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-11-17 10:13
Congratulations for this beautiful picture with spectacular fall atmosphere. I like the light, the colors and framing. Well done!
ourania (34485) 2013-11-17 10:40
a fine and impressive picture of autumn splendour. The immediate, general impression made by the warm autumnal colours is great but, as we look closer, so many tonalities can stand out one by one. The scenery is lovely and relaxing, natural and architectural interest are combined gracefully. You've done a superb job with the lighting, the sky makes a striking contrast with its bright silvery hues. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
serp2000 (41364) 2013-11-17 19:53
Hello, John, good morning,
First of all thank you for your latest visit and warm words.
I like this autumn composition, some sad but so cute nostalgic view. The quality is perfect as always. This scene brings me back to Denmark, it reminds me some places in Copenhagen.
All the best wishes from Russia!
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-11-17 22:15
My Oh My John!!! it can't get better than this...very majestic look as your theme deserves totally!! a magnificent composition with outstanding colors!!
my compliments on your fantastic work!!
have a great week
mirosu (15102) 2013-11-17 23:13
This image looks like a fairyland with the dominant centrally positioned bridge and the church tower in excellent light. Striking photo with lovely calm water and nicely colored trees. You did well with the smaller aperture and faster shutter, it's sharp and crispy, excellent clarity. The contrast against bright sky add a winning combination. Splendid, high quality photo. Well done my friend.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-18 0:44
This is a beautiful and peaceful looking scene from Bruges. Nice composition with the view of the church between the gap in the trees and the lovely arched bridge seems to hold the whole scene together. Really nice autumn shot despite the dull weather.
josepmarin (57837) 2013-11-18 0:44
a splendid structure of your framing, on placing the bridge and the slender tower in the middle of the trees, in this idyllic park with a calm lake.
The autumnal colours provide a great beauty and a nice atmosphere at the composition, which you have skilfully executed.
In spite of the grey and cloudy day, you have reached a good lighting and a good chromatic quality.
Well done, my friend.
ChrisJ (101832) 2013-11-18 1:17
A pleasant diffused light with soft pastel colors and nice reflections in the fg water. Good sharpness and a well composed image with excellent framing and depth. I like the rippled patterns in the bg clouds and the spire of the church adds graphism as well as a good focal point in the centre at the back. Tfs!
lousat (79868) 2013-11-18 4:14
Salut John,simplement magnifique,il y a toute ta classe dans cette composition qui a exploite' au mieu les couleurs de l'automne,details au top et parfaicte choix de la prise de vue aussi.Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano
Kielia (23993) 2013-11-18 5:07
this famous city in Autumn colors is a very charming sight and the grey clouds emphasize this impression. The gentle light makes the image very interesting. My compliments also for the note!
Graal (99146) 2013-11-18 8:56
nice view of church tower and old bridge above the Lake of Love. Fine POV and composition. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice evening.
mcmtanyel (14969) 2013-11-18 13:50
Very pretty scenery, elegant composition and soothing reflections. Thank you also for the informative note.
kato (11630) 2013-11-18 13:50
You're capturing well this a good view by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tasteful tower and beautiful nature with autumnal tints around lake. This artificial lake can be considered of one wisdom of the medieval person who protects a town, as you note in detail.
Vasa (16778) 2013-11-18 15:45
Voici 100 points pour cette belle image de Bruges. Mon humble contribution a ta continuation victorieuse. Amicalement John!
Alco (7030) 2013-11-18 18:20
Beautiful fall picture dominated mainly by the brown color.Very nice church in the middle with a nice bell tower.Superb calm water with the reflections on it.Good note to describe the picture.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (44966) 2013-11-18 20:35
A muted moody lake view on a diffuse day not lacking of some interests and details with touches of autumnal colours and lovely sheen on the water. Well done shot, tfs.
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-11-18 20:53
Lovely shot of the bridge and the church in the BG. Superb pov and exposure. Very well done with perfect dof. TFS.
saxo042 (37596) 2013-11-19 3:57
The centrally placed church spire form, together with the watchtower, a pleasant part of the composition. A good balance is achieved with these to buildings together with the bridge between them. Very attractive autumnal colours!
Nicou (126366) 2013-11-19 5:13
quelle iamge superbe vue quelle végétation et couleur avec le reflets sur l'eau et en fond cette église merveilleux captage et ensemble sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (30064) 2013-11-19 6:08
Even the dark cannot dampen the beauty of this scene! I like the way the spire rises above the trees. Great pov and it has good dof with nice details. It's a little tilted, otherwise very well done, tfs.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2013-11-19 6:49
what a nice view here with that fantastic architecture at far with the nice little bridge in foreground with it's reflection. Great light management. I like the subtle colour tone. Superb image quality. Tfs.
dale54 (6683) 2013-11-19 11:57
john hello..what a fantastic scene..love these trees used to frame your shot,nice reflection too. tfs. dale
chrislo (4155) 2013-11-20 8:26
Een plaats die vele malen gefotografeerd is, maar Brugge is toch wel een dankbare stad om gefotografeerd te worden, en dat neemt niet weg dat deze erg mooi is. Het Minnewater zonder toeristen, dat is iets wat daar vast niet vaak voor komt ! Je hebt echt wel het beste standpunt uitgekozen om Onze Live Vrouw te fotograferen. De mooie waterpartij waarin Onze Lieve Vrouw mooi weerspiegelt, de prachtige zachte herfstkleuren en de bijzonder mooi doortekende wolkenlucht maken deze foto voor mij zeer aantrekkelijk. Prachtig en sfeervol werk.
TRB (13860) 2013-11-20 10:29
Çok güzel, mükemmel kadraj.
Netliği, renkleri, ışığı ve görüntüsü ile mükemmel.
Didi (58088) 2013-11-20 11:00
Salut mon ami
Une belle vue d'automne malgré le ciel couvert
Ambiance paisible qui donne envie de se promener
Il fait trop froid chez moi pour faire des photos
thebest (4276) 2013-11-20 16:38
Hi Dear John,
In one word... '' WONDERFUL '' I do have Bruges on my bucket list of things to do!!!
This is a perfect photo & I like very much the composition.
Excellent colours of Autumn.
macjake (58920) 2013-11-21 5:33
this is such a tranquil and breath taking type of scene.
I can imagine myself sitting on a bench at the water front and just taking in the view.
its as if i'm sitting there right now, wonderful autumn scene.
berek (41131) 2013-11-21 8:05
bautiful view . i love fall sense and your clear taken.
kiks (11779) 2013-11-21 10:58
Hi love Brugge's it is such a beautiful city and this park was a highligt for us.
Thank you for bringing memories.
Silvio1953 (126930) 2013-11-21 12:54
Ciao John, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful autumnal colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
claudeD (34420) 2013-11-23 9:02
I know the location very well from several visits to the wonderful city of Bruges. Especially photographers can find a multitude of locations tomrealize wonderful pictures. Very good composition and light managment.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (39488) 2013-11-26 5:14
Wonderful composition, this beatiful lake with autumnal shades that variation in trees and shrubs, the tower of the church of Our Lady, looks splendid among the vegetation.
Magnificent colorful, very natural tones.
Both the brightness and sharpness are perfect.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a good evening and week.
All the best.
mkamionka (31501) 2013-11-26 11:10
beautiful autumnal ambience. Both cloudy sky and the colorful leaves contribute here a lot. Nice symmetrical composition with the church tower in the very centre and the vegetation on both sides. It is a less typical view from this beautiful town.
jcpix (13724) 2013-11-26 18:00
I have a sister that recently returned from Bruges, and she couldn't stop talking about how she just fell in love with that city. :) From what I've seen through your pictures, I can only agree that it is truly a beautiful and somewhat spellbinding place...and of course, this would be another reason to support that idea!
A delightfully calm and seasonally colorful image. The soft reflection in the water and cloudy sky above give this a different type of atmosphere than usual, but one that fits the scene splendidly. Sharp and detailed as always, this is another in a long list of wonderful photos from you John...keep them coming! :)
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2013-11-29 12:48
nice autumn colors and good p.o.v.
i like sharpness and of course landscape.
jmdias (57567) 2013-12-01 11:11
the light wasn't so nice for photos but I liked the result. excellent framing catching the trees, the tower and the bridge in an interesting angle. TFS.
omid266 (6338) 2013-12-02 19:07
In the name of GOD (Allah), Our of Lord ***
Hi John ,
It is very nice picture you shared us ,
like other you pic. Well done !
*** PEACE ***
Omid ^ I.R.I
Angshu (56406) 2013-12-10 21:24
This is beautiful!
A very different POV from Bruges with the magnificent cathedral spire standing out from behind the trees. The bridge also adds to the beauty of the piucture as does the “Poertoren”, which is something new for me...A fine work indeed!
Miguel82 (25513) 2014-01-21 6:17
It's indeed a perfect place for a promenade John, good hues of green, a bridge and a tower are remarkable in the landscape, thanks, see you
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (141985)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-09
- 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/13.0, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-15 22:51