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jhm New site July 2014
Bruges remain my city for take different pictures.
A lot people if member of TE are already in Bruges passing, or shall come in Bruges the next years.
Old city not a big city but pleasant for make a city trip but best on foot.
These picture is a image with carriage in centre of the city against the place Simon Stevin
The Simon Stevin Square is a square located in Bruges, situated between the Steenstraat and the Old Bruges. On the square stands the statue of the mathematician and physicist Simon Stevin.
From 1827 it was called the space the Simon Stevin Square. The statue of Stevin was with great ceremony and festivities unveiled on July 26, 1846. However, there was a serious setback, because the bronze statue which the contract was given to sculptor Eugène Simonis was not ready. To save the party was over but hastily a plaster statue made by the Bruges sculptors Auguste Derre, Dominique Van Weydevelt, Henri Pickery and Jules Van Nieuwenhuyze. The bronze-colored statue was placed on the day of the inauguration of the base, a pump from the former West Butcher. The bronze statue was only delivered in September 1847 and placed.
From the second half of the 20th century, the square has evolved to primarily recreational functions: it serves as a terrace for the adjacent houses, there are a number of shops and restaurants
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pajaran (64374) 2014-07-13 22:58
Doabar dan, godpodine.
Interesantan tekst o gradu i trgu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar treanutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan fijaker i arhitektura.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dana, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
emka (104196) 2014-07-13 23:29
Hello John, In nice to move around Bruges. Certainly, it is best done on foot. The small cruise on the canals is also very nice. Many tourists like going by the carriages like this but I do not like the smell. But for the young couple there, this must be romantic way of sightseeing.
WArm regrads Malgo
seres76 (1078) 2014-07-14 0:35
Nice captured... That's perfect. You've done a nice job as usual ...
carlo62 (53216) 2014-07-14 0:49
uno dei classici calesse che si incontrano sulle strade di Bruges, una città che si può visitare in molti modi, in barca o a piedi, col calesse o in bici.
Bella atmosfera, mi riporta indietro nel tempo, a quando ho respirato questa atmosfera.
mesutilgim (96718) 2014-07-14 0:53
Hello dear John,
This summer seems to be a "sunless" summer !
But anyhow, very nice capture from Bruges with perfect layout and pov. Nice the horsechart in the foreground with the driver looking to the photographer !
TFS and have a nice week ahead.
PaulVDV (31161) 2014-07-14 1:32
Weer of geen weer, 't is toch altijd terrasjesweer.
Rustig genietend van de mooie architectuur vanuit een paardenkoets of bij een hapje en een drankje onder de parasols. De laatste tijd mogen het eerder paraplu's geheten worden. De wolken tonen het duidelijk.
In een goede compositie toont de foto verschillende aspecten van het dagelijks leven van een toerist in Brugge.
Vele groeten, Paul
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-07-14 1:47
now this picture shows not only the stylish architecture of Buges but also you managed to catch pretty scene with the tourist carriage pulled by horses. The lady -coachman is engrossed in conversation with two passengers so lets hope the horses know their way ;-)
Good quality photo with nice composition and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing
shreya2000 (2721) 2014-07-14 2:21
Dear John Sir,
Nice picture showing the culture of Europe. I like your composition. However the light is a little dim.
Royaldevon (41770) 2014-07-14 2:36
You have stirred my memory for we once toured Bruges in just such a carriage!
I love your viewpoint and a shot which is very well timed, so that the viewer, very naturally, follows the curve of the vehicle into the scene. The fact that the driver is speaking to the passengers gives a lovely, relaxing touch.
Beside the carriage, you have shown us some excellent details of this picturesque city.
Have a lovely day,
snunney (104679) 2014-07-14 3:57
A romantic evening ride in horse and carriage through the beautiful city of Bruges, what could be nicer? The low light brings a particular atmosphere to the composition, accentuated by the people dining on the left. I like the understated tones. Very good clarity as always.
Sergiom (85977) 2014-07-14 4:19
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne dans une ville aussi touristique que Gruges. Même si le temps est gris, il y a une belle atmosphère qui se dégage de l'ensemble.
pierrefonds (69763) 2014-07-14 4:31
The buildings are framing well the horse carriage. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the horse carriage. The cloudy sky does not hurt to much the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
Nicou (148412) 2014-07-14 4:48
quelle compo et vue sueprbe quelle iamge et cpatage la belle calèche tirée par le cheval dans la rue en jaune fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
tyro (26142) 2014-07-14 4:57
A moist interesting note about Bruges and, in particular, about Simon Stevin Square.
Although this was taken in late morning, the light doesn't look very bright but you have coped with that very well indeed and the carriage (and especially its yellow wheels and blue top) stand out beautifully against the buildings and the cobbled roadway.
A very fine and pleasing composition with lovely vibrant colours and exceptional sharpness.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-07-14 5:22
John, I totally agree with you about Bruges being the best city to take pictures...you are lucky to have the chance to do that as you please..
I personally like carriages very much, they give a very romantic note to any city or town..
a great composition!!
mirosu (16273) 2014-07-14 7:47
Excellently composed photo with many nice details. The strait view to the horse carriage is perfect, the overall focusing superb.
Very well done.
ourania (49799) 2014-07-14 8:44
you captured this picturesque street scene with great timing and the carriage is excellently placed in your composition. It offers great interest and a delightful sense of dynamism. The driver has turned around and is looking at you, although his face is in a dark shade, we can feel the connection. The street setting, that serves as background and context, is elegant and interesting. Clarity is superb all over, despite of the very low lighting, the impression we get is lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
saxo042 (37966) 2014-07-14 9:27
A very fine picture from this very beautiful city. The horse and carriage suits the mood here. It looks like a cloudy day but the tourists seem to be enjoying themselves here.
PiotrF (21438) 2014-07-14 11:13
Another great view from West-Vlaanderen with horse carriage in the foreground and stylish architecture of Buges.
Perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness. Nice shot !
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2014-07-14 13:13
Tis old carriage is perfectly suited in its environment, the old quaint buildings behind look perfect with it. That ties in well with your note that describes this as a small and quaint place. Very nicely done.
macjake (71015) 2014-07-14 13:39
Bruges is a city that intrigues me, i'd like to see it in person some day.
I hear the architecture is very charming and beautiful, would you agree?
classic subjects here.
clear and sharp image.
thanks for this one
ChrisJ (117197) 2014-07-14 14:05
These horse and carriages are also very popular in many touristic Turkish cities and make great photo subjects. I like the sweeping curves of the cobblestone street and the absence of speeding cars, unlike Turkey. The blue sunshade contrasts well against the yellow wheel spokes. Tfs!
dekanski (5900) 2014-07-14 16:07
got away to you, I guess?
It's a little too dark..., but nice.
TFS, thanks for Note!
Alco (7531) 2014-07-14 20:42
Nice horse carriage. A good way for the two passengers to learn about that beautiful city. I like the architecture of the buildings in the background. The people on the left add life to your picture. Beautiful colors. Very well done. TFS.
omid266 (6748) 2014-07-14 21:31
Dear my friend,
Thanks for useful notes,
Another very beautiful shot from Belgium that show the history of your country,
it reminds me the Films about Europe i saw in TV,
very well shown and Thanks!
** Best HAPPY Wishes,
** PEACE , **
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-15 4:48
this has got to be the best way to get the most out of the Bruges experience. A shot that entices us into the City and gives a real sense of starting a journey of exploration. Wonderful!
Regards - B.
danos (101766) 2014-07-15 6:39
nice the view as the presentation of the carriage in the street of the town with the people on the left to enjoy the beautiful and charmy atmosphere.I like the excellent light and the colour management as the beauty of the image.
Fis2 (103874) 2014-07-15 6:50
A nice scene.
Good frame, colors and light.
Photo has climate.
COSTANTINO (68160) 2014-07-15 7:48
Hello dear friend
I red your useful notes that a lot of people
are already passed from BRUGES or shall come
to bruges the next years
lets hope that me too
shot taken from a particular point of
view showing the carriage and the
interesting architectural details
have a nice evening
ikeharel (76075) 2014-07-15 7:59
How classic the wy to see Bruges, John, I believe the horse knows the way by heart...
Inspite the mild light condition, the photo show with fine details the street view and the Cafe' on side.
Lovely and vivid scanae.
Good evening, and thanks for warm words written.
Silvio1953 (150199) 2014-07-15 8:38
Ciso John, gret biew of nice square, lovely composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
berek (50506) 2014-07-15 10:24
so cute architecture in the background, and living across the street. I really like the composition.
bukitgolfb301 (44228) 2014-07-15 11:51
Hi Bonjor dear John, how are you recently?
So wonderful composed framework via tight framework.
Perfect moment of turning is well caught in the best timing. What a marvelous and splendidily soft / calm color touch - light at all!
All the best and have a good day! Takero from hot Tokyo
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-07-15 23:04
Another beautiful addition to your collection.Th carriage draws back the memory of the olden days of Europe.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.Keep sharing.TFS.
jmdias (67165) 2014-07-16 7:26
very nice moment you got here. I liked the visual effect caused by the old chariot in the middle of the old town. the smile of the girl in the command is very nice details here too. TFS.
Didi (60590) 2014-07-16 9:10
Bonjour mon ami
Une scène intéressante bien cadrée
Cependant je ne sais pas à quelle heure fut prise cette photo ?
Peut-être est-ce avant la tombée de la nuit ?
J'ai quand même effectué un WS pour éclaircir un peu la scène
williewhistler (16412) 2014-07-16 10:09
the horse and carriage could be from an era long ago,it gives the image a most charming and timeless atmosphere.
Warm regards Les.
claudeD (40852) 2014-07-16 12:19
Bruges is a wonderful city and its visitors have the feeling to be beamed into the Middle Ages. Very fine picture showing this carriage used to visit the town.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rychem (40627) 2014-07-16 20:55
Beautiful stylish carriage in the FG and beautiful architecture in the BG, the photo is perfectly well captured and composed, compliments
rbassin (24125) 2014-07-17 3:37
Un bon POV, et une image bien cadrée , bonne position de la calèche.
aliabazari (16252) 2014-07-17 10:03
Hi John lieve
Oude kinderwagen heel mooi en aantrekkelijk. Mooie mix van mensen en straten. Blootstelling resolutie mooi gedaan. Gefeliciteerd
lousat (95838) 2014-07-18 1:39
Salut John,l'image est un peu sombre mais tres riche et originale,j'ai vu une carosse comme celle ci a Bruxelles mais pas de temps pour la capture..ehhee...composition tres riche et un peu differente depuis cette ville toujours agreable.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-18 14:42
Horse carriage is a good way to explore the town and environmentally friendly. They are going to start doing that in downtown Las Vegas but restrictions especially during hot summer weather. Nice capture of this scene with good details. Well done, tfs.
Graal (103038) 2014-07-19 1:19
another nice place and view in Bruges. Fine composition with the old the cab on FG. Interesting informations and presentation.
Have a nice WE.
P.S. Change the Buges location please on Bruges.
mcmtanyel (26916) 2014-07-19 20:36
This is like a photo out of tourist brochures, a horse drawn carriage turning a corner in a charming, historic part of town. The scene is lovely, the photo is delightful.
resat1972 (7576) 2014-07-20 0:55
fantastic very nice photo
the use of light colors and very successful
Despite the good image movement
papagolf21 (106740) 2014-07-20 4:02
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Et dire que j'ai failli passer à côté de cette composition de toute beauté.
L'ambiance générale est parfaitement reproduite à travers cette composition.
Une balade à calèche dans Bruges, cela doit être fort agréable.
holmertz (57325) 2014-07-20 8:16
A nice stret view from Bruges, which appears from many photos here to be a very attractive city. The coach of the horse-cart may be looking for hist last customers of the day, as night is falling. The photo has a pleasant evening atmosphere, and although it is getting dark the fine colours of the houses are still clearly visible.
jcpix (13930) 2014-07-20 15:36
After recently posting a picture featuring a horse drawn carriage, this one certainly grabs my attention. :) I can only imagine a ride through an already charming town would be even more so in this fashion...and it would be slow enough to take many pictures along the way. :) Very well timed, although the "driver" may have turned to speak to the couple, it's nice to see his regard towards the camera...virtually pulling us into the scene. Quaint and beautiful from every angle it would seem, Bruges is definitely on my travel wish list! Thanks for sharing another facet of this lovely city. Have a great new week. All the best.
Ecureuil (530) 2014-07-24 8:28
Hi my dear friend John,
like I see, you didn't lose your talent to show us the towns of nord Belgium. Brugge is, with no doubt, the most beautiful of them.
A nise view like those we can see in Zeeland (it makes me think of Veere) with this vihicule.
A very good management of light in this ambiance where the sun wasn't there.
An expressive framing too.
My best regards.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-01 18:41
Your photographic note is always attractive and I read thoroughly from top to bottom.
Excellent documentation of the old town and you exhibited it perfectly. Very good composition as well as color control. I think it was a cloudy day but very well light management.
CAPTURED AN EXCELLENT MOMENT.
with best wishes and thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend.
carper (96) 2014-08-04 9:59
heel sfeervol gemaakt John mooie Brugse plaat weer.
Angshu (56760) 2014-08-05 6:49
A nice moment captured as the coach driver seems to be interacting with the two passengers...we see the touristic Brugge on the left and the gable houses upfront. A nice take from this beautiful city!
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-08-05 10:53
Een foto waarbij je zin hebt om mee te
rijden. Goed opgelet hoe de lantaarnpaal
links in de foto is geplaatst en verder
is de foto verzorgd verdeeld en belicht.
Verder wil ik je bedanken voor je grote
Met vriendelijke groeten,
branley (3681) 2014-08-09 23:38
A little bit dark, it would be nice to see more detail in the carriage John, but still a lovely composition and the horse & carriage is a lovely addition to any city.....
clic (17893) 2014-08-10 8:28
There is a lot of mystery in this 'evening shot' featuring Jack the Ripper who stopped the carriage by the front open terrace area, choosing the more suitable victim amongst other people to satisfy his unbridled passion for killing!
Thaks for the perfectly depicted late evening mood and also for those rigorous verticals on either side of your picture.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-16 5:22
This is a very bright wagon to be placed here. I like the way you took this shot, filling the frame with the wagon, but including the beautiful buildings behind. Wonderful details and colours.
serp2000 (45308) 2014-09-08 5:28
First of all, thanks for your warm words. We really had have great TE-meeting with Jason and Malgo.
Another interesting photo from Brugge. I have to say I have never got a trip with the carriages like this one.
I think it is amazing adventure, but usually I prefer slowly walking.
fritzi007 (11860) 2014-09-11 5:04
sehr schönes Foto mit perfekter Schärfe und Kommentar!
kordinator (21513) 2015-03-08 5:08
Beautiful photos from last year's month in which I was born.
Photography is a wonderful moment perpetuated with many fine details.
Fantastic composition and presentation.
abmdsudi (57160) 2015-04-22 0:29
The composition is great showing this beautiful horse carriage with a nice range of tones, contrast and nice feel to picture with attractive surrounding detail. Well caught.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (157854)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- 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/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-13 22:49