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I found these picture in my archive, this image is made 2011.
I took has been these picture to Sijsele, 6 km of Bruges, along the old railway, now a lovely bike path.
Alone the old lanterns are yet the original of the station 50 year ago.
The blossoms give an extra touch at these picture, and also colorfully.
Around the turn of the century, the Belgian Railway Company line already and relegated them to a local sidelines. In the timetable of 1904, the line still numbered as line 57. In the timetable from 1935 to the present numbering line 58 to see. Along with the advent of the automobile heralded the decline in this. The last passenger train departed on February 26, 1959 around 21.30 to Bruges, then the passenger traffic was taken over by buses. In the same year the freight between Sijsele and put Assebroek stop. In 1962 the track broken. From the other direction remained between Donk and Sijsele still only military transport to Sijsele, but this was stopped in 1962 and shortly thereafter were put here the trace broken. Between Bruges and Assebroek was stopped in goods put on 1 August 1967. A year later, also the rails broken.
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jjcordier (62280) 2013-02-12 22:58
Ces magnifiques arbres fleuris sous un beau ciel bleu donnent de fortes envies de printemps! Très jolie composition.
besnard (48751) 2013-02-12 22:58
Une photo fleurie qui fait plaisir à voir en attendant les beaux jours.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
pajaran (36119) 2013-02-12 23:15
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na drvo sa cvetovima, i stazu za bicikle ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo mesto u prolece sa cvetovima na drvetu.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
Good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the tree with flowers, and a path for bicycles ...
Good sharpness clip, contrast, perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
Nice place in the spring with the flowers on the tree.
Have a nice day, all the best.
Miguel82 (7657) 2013-02-13 0:54
Hello Mr John,
An excellent view of that place
Colorful blossoms, great light, perfect sharpness
Your note is interesting and deep view
Une bon mercredi
dkmurphys (36709) 2013-02-13 1:37
A lovely road to have a ride. I'm a big fan of bikes so I like this image a lot.
Enjoy a fine day.
Zucca (4302) 2013-02-13 2:07
I can't wait for the Spring's arrival, and your photo won't arrange my "case" ;0) Beautiful colored scene, the former railway and the cyclist are well placed, on the right. Thanks for sharing, and for the interesting note too.
Have a nice day !
tyro (13009) 2013-02-13 2:27
An interesting note and a fine picture which reminds us that Spring is not very far away!
The blossoms on the trees make a fine splash of colour and the road leading into the distance gives a wonderful "lead in" to the picture with the lone cyclist adding both scale and human interest.
Gorgeous warm colours, a lovely sky, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
vladic (4153) 2013-02-13 2:51
Bonjour, cher John,
C'est en effet très beau tous ces arbres fruitiers en fleurs, surtout sur un fond de ciel. Le printemps va arriver très vite... Merci pour ce très beau partage.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-13 3:52
Beautiful colourful trees which produce perspective with the edless road. The colour pallete is amazing. All the atmosphere has a joyfull mood.
Have a nice evening,
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-02-13 3:53
Beautiful colors, with good contrast between flowers and grass, and a good line made by the road with the person walking, in a good perspective. Good work, congratulations!
jacquest (14062) 2013-02-13 3:58
The straight line of the road and the flowered trees give deepness and the presence of the person adds perspective. The colors in the trees are wonderful and the light is very good in the image of high quality.
snunney (67172) 2013-02-13 4:19
It is good to see an old railway line put to a useful purpose after it has been retired. The blossom trees are truly lovely and, stretching into the distance help to give the image great depth. Agreeable light and natural colours; very good sharpness.
pierrefonds (48285) 2013-02-13 4:46
The length of the path is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the trees. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (30190) 2013-02-13 5:53
a shot that encourages us to believe spring is on the way despite being freezing in southern England today. An enticing composition full of wonderful pinks and greens. Nice idea making this a bike trail, can still imagine it as a railway station too! Very appealing imagery!
Regards - Brian.
Nicou (97509) 2013-02-13 5:56
quelle perspective et cadrage avec cette allée d'arbres fleuris superbe la route gris le long de l'ancienne voie de chemin de fer superbe ensemble et compo.
bravo et amitié
chrislo (2173) 2013-02-13 7:10
Je bent niet de enige die verlangt naar het voorjaar met die bloeiende bomen en de ontluikende natuur. Wel, ik zie dit liever dan het weerbeeld als ik naar buiten kijk ! Dit is en mooie heldere plaat met een fijne belichting en kleuren waar de bloeiende bomen goed afsteken tegen de blauwe lucht. De foto heb je vanuit een prima standpunt genomen, waardoor er een mooie diepte ontstaat door het ritme van de bomen die samen met het pad een diagonale lijn vormen en het oog door het beeld leiden. Een heerlijk lentebeeld in verwachting van de lente en de wederkerende zon.
rmajum (1077) 2013-02-13 8:10
A pleasant shot , pleasure to the eye due to the soothing colours of the bloom and bright sunlight.The man on his bike in the distance on the asphalted road has blended well in the composition. Really Excellent.
mumek (20190) 2013-02-13 9:08
Good afternoon John!
Nice row of the blossoming trees. Great perspective in this beautiful spring scenery. Thanks for interesting note.
JFS (32027) 2013-02-13 10:22
Beautiful path, nice to go back to the spring in those cold days...Nice light and atmosphere, a delight for the eyes.
Romano46 (4714) 2013-02-13 10:32
oggi con questa annunci una primavera che si spera sia gradevole come questache ci permette di ammirare una bella successione di verde e di rosa. Uno spunto realizzato bene e rilevante anche per la delicatezza dei colori
Ciao e buona serata
UlfE (13720) 2013-02-13 10:58
I could imagine that you long for spring after a snowy and cold winter in Belgium. Really beautiful scene with wonderful blooming trees. I really enjoy your composition with the narrow road to the right and in particular your inclusion of the cyclist far away. TFS and have a nice evening!
fabbs99 (5312) 2013-02-13 11:02
Great presentation of a simple location. The unusual colors of the leaves stand out in the foreground.The cyclist deep in the background indicates the depth of field.Very original work with some hard thoughts to get it so right by the master of the art himself.TFS.
cornejo (17972) 2013-02-13 11:04
Hi John, very nice photo of this interesting view of the promenade along the beautiful trees in bloom. Pretty well composed and framed picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Lovely job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-13 11:18
Hello John, so beautiful to see nature unfolding her beauty with so many colors and shades!
A very attractive spring scenery and great informative note of the historical Railway!
(thank you very much for your kind comments!!!)
josepmarin (55007) 2013-02-13 12:54
a beautiful spring image, I like the blossom trees with its wonderful colors, and its deep perspective.
The way leads our eyes very far, and the presence of the cyclist adds a good vitality to the composition.
Light and colors are superb.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-13 13:43
This image, light and flowery, is pleasing to see in winter. Point of view and framing are well chosen to obtain a large depth of the photo. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
krzychu30 (8775) 2013-02-13 13:48
I like this scene,especially in this time of year it evokes so nice memories of spring and summer.Your composition is excellently framed.The POV in combination with the chosen angle provides us not only with delightful view of this path,but it adds more depth to the whole scene.Inthe end I´d like to mention also about the colors.They´re really fabulous,vivid,bright and so well-saturated.
carlo62 (12434) 2013-02-13 15:18
una foto che riscalda il cuore, siamo tutti in attesa di vedere questo tipo di paesaggio.
Complimenti per la bella composizione piena di bei colori ed una bella luce.
Alco (4611) 2013-02-13 20:46
Very nice picture of that bike path.Splendid place for a stroll in the springtime.The blossoming is superb.With such a picture,we are in a hurry to reach the spring.Very well done.
jemaflor (68781) 2013-02-13 23:13
Beautiful sprintime view with these pink flowers, interesting depth effect with the road and the biker, nice light too.
Graal (88784) 2013-02-13 23:34
very nice spring image. It's fine on winter cold days. Nice perspective and colourful trees. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
sandpiper (5995) 2013-02-14 2:27
Another beautiful composition. Its great to see the railway line turned into a bike track and a corridor of trees.
ikeharel (37190) 2013-02-14 9:00
Good evening John,
Keep waiting a bit more: Spring is just around the corner.
Nice taken down the road view on the beautiful and colorful trees, in excelent contrast.
Man on bicycles scale the distance and gave extra DOF to a lovely picture.
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2013-02-14 9:31
I love the time of year when the lilac is out, it adds so much colour to the world, and another layer to this great leading line. Its a shame that their beauty last such a short time. Really wonderful contrast of blue and pink in this.
All the best
Fis2 (73010) 2013-02-14 10:00
Nicely photo, lovely spring climate.
I like composition and colors.
Good frame and perspective.
tedesse (22053) 2013-02-14 10:35
Magnificent view of the spring.
Excellent POV and nice composition, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.
I cordially greet
Royaldevon (17713) 2013-02-14 12:27
Cherry blossom is a beautiful indicator that spring has arrived. This row of trees produces a fine sense of depth as it leads, along with the well positioned path, to the tiny figure in the distance.
The colours are natural and the details of blossom and trunks is sharp.
A beautiful sight to lift the spirit after a long, cold winter.
My warm regards,
Waylim (22349) 2013-02-14 14:26
The flowering trees makes me wish for spring time already. I love the different shades of the pink colors and great use of the path with the bike to lead us in. Beautiful and natural colors. Love it, very cheerful and full of life.
lousat (57510) 2013-02-15 1:53
Salut John,une nostalgie du primtemps avec ses couleurs dans ce jours gris,composition tres jolie et tres bien etudie' avec ton tipique style,excellent contrast parmi les fleurs et le ciel.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
mohammad_H (6565) 2013-02-15 6:35
Hello dear friend
Travel by train to the old religion and the beautiful landscapes, the always fascinating, fast trains are fun
Trees with beautiful flowers and blue sky Image Corner
Good resolution, good brightness and contrast
Have a nice day and enjoy every moment of life.
eldancer1 (16938) 2013-02-15 9:47
It's nice to think about spring in the winter! Something to look forward to. Awesome capture of this flowering tree with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (26854) 2013-02-15 12:18
These are wonderful, intense colours you have captured here. There is a fantastic balance between the pink, green and blue areas. The line of trees and the road give the composition excellent depth.
Silvio1953 (97953) 2013-02-15 12:34
Ciao John, lovely composition with fantastic blossom trees, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
carper (96) 2013-02-15 14:50
ja daar zijn we aan toe John,
mooie archief plaat, goed opgezet, perspectief kleur en goede verdeling en perfectie alles is er, een Maenhout dus.
jmdias (45762) 2013-02-15 15:30
amazing the flowers covereing these trees. I liked the framing that used the diagonals of the path. nice job.
jcpix (3197) 2013-02-15 16:16
What can I say, the colors are amazing...it's impossible not to have this stand out amongst many others! Yet another fine example of transforming the commonplace setting into something so much more attractive and interesting. The red/blue/green combination is simple but extremely effective. I really like the person in the distance giving the scene that little extra touch of life. Certainly deserving of all the positive comments!
Have a great weekend,
siudzi (23831) 2013-02-15 23:53
Oh... the spring looks so beautiful here! Love the intensive bright tones and superb light in your view here. Well seen and executed shot with a great sense of depth. TFS.
Buin (42082) 2013-02-16 4:26
What a sight - especially when looking out of my window where I can see rain and a lot of snow slush. A wonderful and somehow optimistic scenery - with a great depth. Thank you for the informative note. Such former railway trail here also were transformed into bicycle tracks.
Hopefully we can see such a sight soon ... ;-)
All the best from Westphalia!
clic (10977) 2013-02-16 8:33
What a splendid runway for exercise, adorned of colorful scented trees that compose a vibrant memorial to the early days of railroads, enhanced by their strict lineup towards infinity!
Thanks for this piece of fresh air that was by then invaded by engines smoke!
raszid62 (18158) 2013-02-16 8:58
And I can not see anywhere the train station. I see it as beautiful flowering trees, perhaps station is hidden behind the trees. Beautifully the bike path, by the pink flowers.
Very good quality scan old.
Beautiful colors of the image.
kato (6725) 2013-02-16 23:56
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tree's line with pink flower along the street. Here looks like a peaceful place. Although that is right also in Japan, the local train line of the district which does not suit a profit is a tendency abolished. Although it seems that a privately-owned car, Bus, etc. are substituted, it is inconvenient to an old person.
mirosu (5507) 2013-02-17 1:01
You brought us from winter to blossoming spring, an excellent idea. Nice perspective with the narow road accompanied by blossoming trees. Well done.
mjw364 (3612) 2013-02-17 4:09
Nice image with leading lines and great colours from the tree blossom. It reminds me of a spring day - the weather in UK today feels a little like spring! It will not last!
mesutilgim (67856) 2013-02-17 4:26
Hello dear John,
Allthough two years old, this capture fills the hearts of the viewer with new hopes for next spring, which shall come soon.
Again perfect pov and layout and many good and usefull notes makes it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards from the cold but sunny İstanbul
Eric_vd (283) 2013-02-17 9:26
Mooi scene in prachtige compositie.
serp2000 (29128) 2013-02-18 6:06
I am waiting for the spring time, I like these wonderful colors. Attractive composition, these flowers remind me a sakura blossoms. Excellent assymetrical composition, well seen.
Have a good week!
danos (73896) 2013-02-18 8:19
nice to see someone bloosom trees that tell us that Spring is coming.I like the creative perspective from the side trees as the the narrow road that lead-in the eye on the far end of it.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-18 8:22
De rode en roze bloesems vormen een vurige kleurenpracht in deze groene omgeving en onder de klaarblauwe lucht.
Fantastische scherpte en goed dieptegevoel.
Hopelijk wordt dit spoedig realiteit.
aliabazari (10105) 2013-02-18 9:35
Mooi uitzicht vanaf de straat. Mooi gedaan.
gildasjan (38160) 2013-02-18 9:54
Belle image de ce printemps 2011.Une image qui nous donne envie de quitter l'hiver.Le titre m'indique que c'est une vielle gare.
photographer_sg (194) 2013-02-18 11:05
Such a peaceful image with colourful flowers and the long line of green. Absolutely superb positioning of the cyclist in the distance. Thanks for sharing this picture Sir.
Schnappilic (7895) 2013-02-18 11:27
Nice picture with interesting framing. I feel the spring atmosphere. Congratulations for this relaxing view!
Bluejeans (64211) 2013-02-20 5:16
Ola John ,
Uma bela foto de primavera com estas árvores em flor , gostei da diagonal com esta estrada e a pessoa de fundo na bicicleta , boa luz e cores , boa profundidade de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Angshu (51174) 2013-02-20 5:19
Nice picture with the road creating a good lead-in, but the best thing has to be the wonderful flowers which brightens up the scene. Well done
macjake (39207) 2013-02-21 22:59
who wouldn't enjoy a photo like this?
I really like how it looks upclose and large on the left, but the subjects on the right seem so far away and small.
its such a clever composition and execution.
ourania (12249) 2013-02-22 11:39
this is a vey lovely and cheerful view, peaceful, vibrant and heartwarming. I love the way you've balanced the vivid colours and great volumes of the trees with the strong and decisive perspective of the narrow path. Depth and clarity are exquisite, the light and the colours are so beautiful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
emka (57992) 2013-02-22 15:38
Hi John, Old Railway Station but with no railway and no station . Instead we see this lovely path for bikers and nice blossoming trees. Pleasant diagonal composition, beautiful colours.
siolaw (37568) 2013-02-23 21:23
I thought spring came so early when I saw the thumbnail... but that is April!
Nice colours and general quality, these blossoming trees just look fantastic!
s_lush (15580) 2013-02-24 12:58
The blooming trees make the wonderful perspective of this path looking highly attractive and colorful. Excellent composition for reproducing beautiful sunny atmosphere of spring season!
emilbo (20812) 2013-02-26 9:40
J'ai hâte de voir çà chez nous au printemps, mais en attendant ici en République Dominicaine, les fleurs ne manquent pas. Excellente composition et perspective. Beau sentier de marche en admirant les fleurs et superbes couleurs.
toutes mes amitiés et bonne soirée,
ChrisJ (86766) 2013-03-06 4:28
Excellent use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point with the solitary jogger well positioned in the distance. Lovely Spring flowering trees with the pink blossums at left. Good sharpness and well composed using the rule of thirds. Tfs!
tober (8748) 2013-03-07 8:24
Hello John, very attractive photo with heart-warming colours of newly blossommed trees of spring. The path and the walking man at the distance provides depth of field to your composition. Congratulations, Tolga
fritzi007 (7568) 2013-03-11 14:49
wirklich sehr schön gemacht, mich beeindrucken vor allem die Farben und die Jahreszeit
ncosmin (1183) 2013-03-25 9:47
Amazing line of blossom trees! I like the soft light in this picture that is accordance with the soft colors. Very nice perspective.
claudeD (24147) 2013-04-07 8:50
wonderful trees with amazing colors of spring. We all are waiting for it. I hope spring will come soon. We had nearly 10° C and sun today here in Luxembourg ...TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
thebest (3370) 2013-04-07 16:22
You really see the beauty in everything around you & that I believe makes a good photographer - you bring out the best in your images of what you see around you.
I love the pathway lined with the Cherry/Apple blossom trees - I have never been to Bruges I believe it is wonderful & I do love a nice chocolate or two...ha!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122314)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 22:54