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Thank you very much for the a lot people that look to my anniversary picture, also a lot pleasant comments, I appreciate a lot.
This picture has been taken during a visit to Loppem a village on 10 km of Bruges direction Ostend.
These picture from my archives taken summer 2007.
End of the year became everything again views this is one of the results.
I hope that you can appreciate
The castle has a particular and homogenous style,
in this sense that the architecture and the interior
were kept in their original state.
It was in 1856 that the future castellans,
Baron Charles van Caloen and his wife,
Countess Savina de Gourcy Serainchamps, appointed
the English architect Edward Welby Pugin with the
task of designing the plans.
Pugin's task was perused by Jean Bethune, who
provided a more Flemish character to the construction.
Canon EOS 5D
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besnard (50412) 2011-12-20 23:07
Un bon cliché de ce pécheur qui pratique sa passion dans un cadre de rêve.
Joyeux noël à toi et à tes proches.
emka (67365) 2011-12-20 23:36
Merry Christmas to you!
Pleasant photo with a fisherman and a castle as a background. Nice quiet mood.
mrichat (1601) 2011-12-20 23:52
Very colorful and an original photo.well balanced composition.very calm mood is expressed through this shot.Have a nice day.Mery X-Mas.
SnapRJW (26152) 2011-12-21 0:24
Good Morning John - A location and atmosphere well suited to fishing and peaceful contemplation. Warm wishes for Christmas and thanks for posting this attractive image from your archives. Best regards Rosemary
erhan1958 (13966) 2011-12-21 0:39
mary christmast you too
calming, clear and colorful photos
i want to be there
Longroute (19392) 2011-12-21 1:15
A photo which puts together the beauty of this castle/building with that of the surrounding nature plus the nice presence of the angler. A masterful composition captured with splendid vivid colours and a fine light.
pajaran (44402) 2011-12-21 1:30
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o starom dvorcu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na obalu sa ribolovcem, jezero i stari dvorac okruzen lepom prirodom ...
Moj kolega, penzioner i ribolovac, uziva u lepoj prirodi pored jezera i ribolov.
Dobar snimak i kompozicija, lepa fotografija, moje cestitke na dobrom prikazu.
Dobar tekst sa podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka, vrlo poucno.
Prijatan i uspesan dan sa lepim vremenom, kod nas hladno sa suncem.
Goed artikel over het oude kasteel met een bepaalde data ...
Mooi uitzicht op de kust met de vissers, het meer en het oude kasteel, omgeven door prachtige natuur ...
Mijn collega, gepensioneerd en visser, genietend van de prachtige natuur rond het meer en de visserij.
Goed schot en compositie, mooie foto's, mijn felicitaties op een goed uitzicht.
Een goed artikel met informatie over de toegepaste techniek en het imago-elementen, heel leerzaam.
Prettige en succesvolle dag met mooi weer, in onze koude met de zon.
All the best.
Good day, sir.
Good article about the old castle with a given data ...
Nice view of the coast with fishermen, the lake and the old castle surrounded by beautiful nature ...
My colleague, retired and fisherman, enjoying the beautiful nature around the lake and fishing.
Good shot and composition, beautiful photos, my congratulations on a good view.
A good article with information on the applied technique and image elements, very instructive.
Pleasant and successful day with beautiful weather, in our cold with the sun.
All the best.
DarkoG (8) 2011-12-21 1:41
good photo. Nice place. Man in a bottom right corner added a special interest in this fine photo.
siamesa (27701) 2011-12-21 1:42
Bom dia John
Very interesting scene. The modern photographer and the old castle in background. Colors, perspective and point of view are perfects.
snunney (75134) 2011-12-21 2:27
A well composed image with the fisherman nicely placed in the frame and counterbalancing the house with the red roof. The colours are natural and pleasantly lit and the image has very good clarity.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-21 2:51
Dag best John,
Excellent composition with the fisherman well off-centred in the FG which give an impression of everyday's life. Superb view to the castle which arise in the BG in a vegetal framing. Beautiful reflections too.
Have a nice day,
carper (96) 2011-12-21 2:51
eentje uit de oude doos.
waar die man zit heb ik ook gelopen, heel fraaie zomerplaat hier, mooi genomen, fraaie balans en een plezier okm naar te kijken. Prettige dag nog John.
npecanhuk (58264) 2011-12-21 3:08
Beautiful and pleasant-looking place!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrats and, above all, composition are all excellent! I love the inclusion of the man on the right bottom corner!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (40322) 2011-12-21 3:18
a wonderfully composed and executed shot. So full of appeal and beautifully colourful details. The light management is flawless as is the sharpness and DOF. A real quality image and attractive presentation. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
ikeharel (47038) 2011-12-21 3:28
The fisherman had chosen a perfect POV, John, to sit and watch the fine pond area, and castle on far side.
Fabulous verdant surroundings, good light collected.
tober (8797) 2011-12-21 3:31
Hello John, the view is wonderful as usual but I am also surprised to see that fishing is possible in such a small lake. I especially liked that red house which seems very convenient to have a rest in it. Congratulations, Tolga
pierrefonds (52624) 2011-12-21 4:51
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance between the fisherman and the castle is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the action of the fisherman and the details and colors of the castle. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (17569) 2011-12-21 4:54
I like the peaceful mood of this composition which brings together an interesting architectural scene with it's very nice reflections in a natural setting, and a daily life scene of a peaceful hobby. The colors are very nice ans the shapness is remarquable.
ChrisJ (92167) 2011-12-21 4:56
Good sharpness, framing & colour saturation with excellent reflections & punchy light contrasts yet with no oe. The old man setting up for either an art or fishing session adds a welcome human element. Tfs!
peppe59 (14551) 2011-12-21 5:02
bellissima scena del pescatore in questo fantastico paesaggio, la qualità è eccezionale come tu ci hai abituato.
Buon Natale e felice festività.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-12-21 5:30
Ola John ,
Beleza de momento com este pescador a pescar neste lago com esta bela paisagem de fundo um belo castelo , a natureza envolvente tem uns belos tons de verde , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-12-21 5:41
I understand the fisherman who finds here the peace, the tranquillity, in a simple pleasure. All day long, he was able to see this magnificent natural and architural landscape. The composition is skillful, the realization is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day, and Merry christmas!
Sergiom (49050) 2011-12-21 6:00
Lorsque l'on voit cette magnifique composition on comprend pourquoi tu te retrouves en tête des compteurs. Une image belle et profonde avec des couleurs riches et profondes.
cargus (7704) 2011-12-21 6:21
Well rendered image, a good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!
All the best,
buscape (6219) 2011-12-21 6:27
fine capture of this fisherman at the lake with a well chosen POV and beautiful colours. Nice acrhitecture of the castle and good reflections on the water.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas
Sonata11 (31883) 2011-12-21 6:43
Any of Your picture John, You posted is stunningly beautiful and skillfully chosen composition
and wonderful frame of this beautiful view. Awesome !!! Great colors, perfect sharpness, clarity, POV. Marvellous picture of beautiful architecture, lake and the fisherman at this interesting place. I love it. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
I cordially greet and have a Merry Christmas,
lpi (4857) 2011-12-21 7:32
Une jolie partie de pêche dans un superbe cadre!
La prise de vue est excellente!
Bravo pour la composition!
holmertz (33567) 2011-12-21 7:45
A fine composition. There's a good diagonal going between the man and the red roof in the opposite corner, with the castle giving good balance. The centrally placed pond is well surrounded by trees and lawns. Light and colours are superb, as always.
jimmj63 (2295) 2011-12-21 10:13
very good summer's and calm view, great capture: I like it
bayno (18340) 2011-12-21 14:31
Hi John, beautiful scene well framed, good depth to admire the beautiful castle in the background, excellent light management and lovely natural colors, well done, regards, Valter
macjake (48363) 2011-12-21 16:32
always a pleasure to visit your gallery.
I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas as well.
You show us here Classic Belgium historic architecture, ones that i will never tire of.
enjoy your day
Didi (52489) 2011-12-21 18:18
Une scène à l'ambiance paisible, belle luminosité ambiante.
Je note que le temps d'hiver en ce moment n'encourage pas à photographier.
La police de caractères en haut du commentaire n'est pas très lisible :)
jjcordier (69639) 2011-12-21 22:42
Des conditions de lumière pas évidentes à gérer mais une excellente composition qui donne beaucoup d'attrait à l'image.
Alco (5874) 2011-12-21 22:58
A splendid place for a fisherman.It doesn't happen every day to have the possibility to go fishing in front of a beautiful castle like this one.It is also a superb place for a picnic.The environment is fantastic with all that greenwood.Nice reflections in the water.Very well done.
Graal (93630) 2011-12-21 23:08
nice scene and scenery. Fine remind of summer time. An interesting architecture of castle in BG. Image with the fisherman well composed.
Merry Christmas to You and family!
danyy (0) 2011-12-22 0:20
parfait, comme toujours, avec cette fois des couleurs bien vives et une belle ambiance d'été.
Tout est bien placé sur la composition.
cornejo (24647) 2011-12-22 2:41
Hello John, very good clear picture and depth of this wonderful place to be practicing this peaceful sport, a charming and good work well done, congratulations my friend. Good afternoon and happy holiday weekend. Tfs.
josepmarin (57073) 2011-12-22 3:51
a nice photo of your archives. It is a very spontaneous scene in which the man prepares his equipment to go fishing in this small lake, in front of a natural very beautiful landscape, and with the elegant castle in background.
A good capture, with a good luminosity, a few nice shades and a few very aesthetic reflections.
Excellent work, my friend.
I wish a Merry Christmas for you and for your family.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-12-22 4:06
Wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
What a nice location this fisherman has chosen for fishing. A perfect place for relaxation . The view of the castle is a plus. The atmosphere is very peaceful. The colors and sharpness are superb.
dale54 (5799) 2011-12-22 6:31
hello john how you doing hope great! first i would like to say merry christmas my friend,thanks for all your lovely comments thru the year!hope you and your family have a great holiday!! oh yeah,your picture,another great one,all your shots are great!! tfs!! your friend. dr
PaulVDV (18764) 2011-12-22 7:03
De visser neemt zijn plaats in zodat we toch nog mooi de volledige weerspiegeling van het kasteel in de vijver kunnen zien.
Een evenwichtige compositie, prachtige kleuren en topkwaliteit zoals altijd.
Gerrit (43765) 2011-12-22 10:15
dat is een mooi stekkie om de hengel uit te werpen en van de rust te genieten.
Prachtige compositie en kleuren.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-12-22 10:28
Or more like good evening, John! It is 3:30 in the morning here. I have just awakened to take a peek at TE. I am delighted to find your review. Thank you, John.
I would like to be in his place, the fisherman. In the most beautiful setting, he is able to enjoy what he likes. And I was imagining that you are behind him doing what you love to do. I would like to be behind you John and to take a photo of you and the fisherman in this most inviting setting. I love the peaceful atmosphere. How wonderful and gifted we are that we are able to do what we like the most. I like the photo very much John.
Merry Christmas to you and to your Mrs,
Have a very nice evening,
kordinator (14805) 2011-12-22 11:16
Hello dear John
Merry Christmas to you.
Pleasant photo with a fisherman and a castle as a fantastic background.
All is perfect.
Very elegant work.
dkmurphys (44122) 2011-12-22 11:23
Very relaxing scene. Although I do not enjoy fishing, I understand the need of silence and good mood of that man.
Paradise surroundings, well composed.
Have a nice Christmas weekend.
TRB (13273) 2011-12-22 14:21
Sharpness, colors, reflections, light and composition are excellent.Very beautiful image, beautiful place.
wolf38 (29682) 2011-12-23 2:08
Hi John. My compliments for this successful shot. The photograph contains many interesting details. Best technical quality. Toop. Rgds, Wolfgang.
... and Merry Christmas.
Fis2 (78834) 2011-12-23 9:42
I like composition, colors and sharpness.
Happy Christmas to and to your family.
SWEETFREEDOM (20590) 2011-12-23 11:47
a good view to relax and enjoy fishing. very nice colors and p.o.v
Schnappilic (9536) 2011-12-23 12:23
I like your framing with good POV and quite atmosphere. Beautiful presentation!
agulberk (3794) 2011-12-23 18:05
Hello Dear john
Merry Christmas to you
Very nice composition with old fisherman established countertops in foreground at the green side of small lake and splendid old authentic architectural building in backround. Very good presentation with appropriate perspective to get strong depth of field and succesful light management to get sharpness and clarity besides perfect contrast and saturation.
Have a happy christmas with your family
batalay (33903) 2011-12-23 21:40
There is a serene atmosphere in this shot from late August. I imagine it is now quite cold around here, and perhaps evocative of your last photo (showing the frozen canal). I wish you and Jenny a truly enjoyable holiday season, a Merry Christmas, followed by a New Year of health, happiness and economic upturn.
lgir (6673) 2011-12-24 0:45
très belle mise en scène sur ce pêcheur tranquille dans ce magnifique cadre.
L'image d'une belle profondeur est superbement réalisée.
Joyeux Noël !
Mindfreak (108) 2011-12-24 3:00
I am a friend of sir pajaran and he was the one who told me to check your photos.
A very pleasant view.
Beautiful natural colors, great contrast.
Very well done.
Marry Christmas and all the best,
raszid62 (18583) 2011-12-24 7:52
Very rustic atmosphere in this photo - quiet, serene pond, on the angler, and in background castle with interesting architecture. Beautiful colors and very good quality.
I wish you and your family a happy Christmas.
s_lush (16128) 2011-12-24 11:06
What a beautiful composition, with so many interesting details! The architecture in the background, its optical reflection, daily-life scene in the foreground, light, colors and qualities of the image are absolutely perfect here. Excellent job!
polpo56 (15134) 2011-12-24 11:19
merry Christmas to you and your family.
Nicou (109778) 2011-12-25 2:49
Joyeux noël et belle fêtes.
Quelle compo de ce pêchuer d'hiver superbe iamge coll dans un grandisose décor avec les reflets, quelle vue superbe.
jmdias (49701) 2011-12-25 5:29
a curious corner of the park with the small lake, personage and castle well positioned. beautiful place and photo. TFS.
anokutan (15097) 2011-12-25 8:26
Good shot and composition, beautiful photos, my congratulations on a good view.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-12-25 9:19
un angolo tranquillo dove rilassarsi e pescare.
Mi piace la foto in cui hai unito il soggetto e la bella architettura del castello con tanto verde intorno,
Buon Natale a te e alla tua famiglia,
gildasjan (40040) 2011-12-25 11:03
Très bon placement de ce pêcheur dans cette composition.très belle image avec ce château.cette image est agréablement contrastée,l'exposition est juste.
Bonne fin d'année
Buin (42224) 2011-12-25 23:37
This is a wonderful atmospheric place and photo as well. All here transmits calm and relaxation and I like especially this view out of the shade to the sunlit scenery. Yes, I would like to sit there now ... ;-)
Greeetings from very wet and grey Westphalia! I hope you are fine!
Robert1969 (6750) 2011-12-26 0:50
Een foto dat boekdelen spreekt.
De mooie standpunt en de groothoeklens zorgen
voor een weidse plaatje (dat gelijk het geheel
ook rustig maakt), maar zorgt ook voor een
mooie diepte, dat begint vanuit de
rechter onder hoek.
De compositie en belichting zien er wederom
weer zeer verzorgd uit.
Dan wens ik u ook een Fijne Kerst en een
gelukkig 2012 toe.
p.s. zelf heb ik de kust van Zeeland nog
nooit bezocht. Wel staat het nu op mijn
claudeD (28289) 2011-12-26 1:21
very fine picture with an excellent composition and very good composition. I like the calm atmosphere of the picture.
I wish you all the best for the new year 2012!
With regards from Luxembourg
papagolf21 (81006) 2011-12-26 2:18
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Difficile de trouver meilleur coin de pêche, et de disposer face à soi, un grand moment d'architecture.
La beauté générale est vraiment présente à travers cette composition très réussie.
Excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-26 2:22
a beautiful peaceful atmosphere with picturesque details, the colours and lights are splendid, great view, TFS! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
vasilpro (40685) 2011-12-26 2:27
Wonderful composition, beautiful castle and place, very nice scene with the fisherman enjoying his time.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and to your family, Vasilis.
kato (10597) 2011-12-26 5:41
You're capturing well this daily life shot by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle of counryside with quiet atmosphere. This is a good situation, there're castle, pond and surrounding greenery in here. Probably, this man will be fishing in the mood of being good under good weather.
eldancer1 (22463) 2011-12-26 10:55
Looks like this fisherman is ready to have a peaceful time. Nicely captured with good dof and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
TopGeo (38126) 2011-12-26 12:23
Pleasant photo with a fisherman and a castle as a background.Very beautiful this view of the lake and perspective from a high point, allowing a very broad view, with perspective excellent quality, completely true calm and out as look castle reflections and trees Perfect idea I wish you the best for holiday.. Bravo.
vladic (4323) 2011-12-27 8:53
Quel joli coin de paradis! En regardant un pêcheur je me demande si la pêche fut bonne? Image très agréable par ses coloris et la sérénité du reflet.
Excellente année 2012 à toi et à tes proches.
Silvio1953 (109385) 2011-12-27 11:45
Ciao John, a belated Merry Christmas to you and your family, lovely composition with fishrma in action and wonderful buiolding in BG, fascinating reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
gunbud (34066) 2011-12-29 7:11
What a spledid way to spend a sunny afternoon.
The whole scene is very peaceful with the lovely sky and stunning architecture making a striking reflection in this calm pond.
The fisherman look very content in this tranquil setting.
Happy New Year,
siolaw (37642) 2011-12-29 23:16
Excellent framing with the fisherman in the corner, adding interest to the castle view.
Uneasy light is well controlled.
Greetings and all the best for 1012!
paololg (31448) 2011-12-30 6:10
Ciao dear John,
beautiful and pleasant scene that inspires relax and life in the nature. The composition is full of interesting details, but also shows the picturesque architecture of the castle. Excellent, as always, the photo quality. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice end 2011 and a wondeful 2012!
halikarnas (6077) 2011-12-31 4:46
Yeşilin rengi demek fotoğrafta böyle oluyormuş.Sudaki mavi lekeler; yansimadaki mükemmelliği gösteriyopr.
Eşinizle sağlıklı yıllar
abmdsudi (35378) 2012-01-01 20:22
What a beautiful and peaceful scene you have chosen and with this image it's only appropriate to wish a Very Happy 2012 and Good Health in the New Year.
Hopefully 2012 will be a better and a peaceful year than 2011.
skippy007 (12510) 2012-01-02 5:00
Hello John, Lovely scene, well balanced scene, fisherman is well placed in the frame & attracts the most attention, the castle is interesting & fills the BG in very nicely. Well composed, lovely light, colour & details.
Happy festive season to you, I hope the new year brings health & happiness.
branley (3681) 2012-01-04 13:03
I have seen this building before in your stream, one I never tire of and it seems a wonderful place to fish? I wonderf if he caught anything? It's a very pleasant, calming image John.
COSTANTINO (46544) 2012-01-06 2:18
an excellent composition captured
in vivid and attractive colors
shot with great lightness and
and point of view are excellent
mkamionka (28039) 2012-01-11 6:36
very charming scene. The pond looks so pretty with so much vegetation all around. Great setting for a palace.
And a great place for a picnic or fishing.
The fisherman makes a nice foreground, I see you have also captured the reflection of the palace in the still water.
Great job, very well done,
clic (13006) 2012-01-16 8:00
In case of an unsuccessful fishing at that place, fishermen should always carry easel and colors to lay on canva the grandeur of this magnificent verdant scenery!
aliabazari (10506) 2012-01-19 21:50
The nature of the human spirit and bring peace back into the arms of human nature goes.
I am very happy that the photos are the exponential.
Zengi001 (2317) 2012-01-25 1:07
I wanted to be in place of him..
Good sharpness, good composition!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-02-05 12:07
Hello John, beautiful picture of total relaxation for fishing. Very nice POV as well as the whole composition with a very detailed and beautiful color and reflection.
Greetings and best wishes for good evening ... Marino
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-02-18 2:06
This is a stunning image with the fisherman well anchored in the frame. You have metered the exposure well even under the shade. Beautiful view and such a fine framing.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.
mohammad_H (7942) 2012-02-24 6:49
I love fishing and hunting and recreation for images related to these two very interesting and spectacular landscapes I paint with attractive colors and excellent staff and good light you record
I wish you good day
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-02-24 23:00
Dossier documentaire très agréable de cet homme, pêcheur, avec un excellent éclairage et de la composition.
En ce qui concerne
ourania (21500) 2012-08-23 2:33
very attractive dynamic perspective and great depth take us into this lovely frame, past the busy fisherman on the foreground, over the mysterious reflection and to the elegant castle. The natural environment is beautiful and the atmosphere tranquil and pleasant. You had to deal with a complicated composition and difficult lighting conditions. Your work and result are excellent. Light and contrasts are very well balanced, clarity and colours are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
elenimavrandoni (11137) 2012-12-11 18:13
Hello John, I wonder how fortunate a person can be to fish enjoying this scenery!Maybe he is th owner of this magnificent and impressive castle....
Great composition with beautiful nature highlights, amazing sharpness, bright colors and reflection!
Lucky him for being there, lucky you for being able to capture this, lucky us for being the viewers!
jcpix (8380) 2013-04-04 19:08
Quite an interesting set up, this looks more of a location one would find a painter rather than a fisherman!? No matter, it's a beautiful place for anyone to enjoy, this is a lovely scenic view over this small pond and castle! This would be a wonderful spot for virtually any kind of leisure activity...say, such as a photographer!! :) You've composed and captured a great moment and a very picturesque corner of the village. Lovely bright, warm sunlight and some very agreeable colors make this a pleasing image. Glad you made the most of this stage. Have a great weekend.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (130684)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-29
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, 1 GB Sandisk Ext II, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-20 23:02