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Flemish pictures jhm
I want everyone thanks you very much for the a lot visitors on my previous picture of this Castle.
This is my second picture from Wulveringem, with it castle of Beauvoorde, these picture is taken at the backside, to both sides I have the trees use as frame.
These trees I want these not remove, I hope that you this appreciate.
The weather was perfect in the afternoon, I have a half hour time taken for a small walk around this nice castle.
Thanks for viewing
Castle Beauvoorde - Furnes
Castle Beauvooorde is one of the best kept secrets in Flanders . The castle is situated in the village Wulveringem near Furnes . The castle probably originated in the 12th century and was completely rebuilt in 1600 by the high bailiff Jacob Bryarde . The castle remained the property of the Bryarde family until 1838 .
Late 19th century, the eccentric nobleman Arthur Merghelynck bought the castle . He showed it to be restored 17th - century standards , with a beautiful castle park. Merghelynck was a real , painstaking romantic. When he bought the castle in 1875 , he took it into his head to it restored . Castle in 17th century style Not only the exterior was given a "new" jacket , but also the inside . Merghelynck stowed the building full of real and fake 17th -century furniture and other curiosities . He also had a beautiful French -English castle park construction . Everything is there today so when , as in 1908, when Merghelynck died .
Merghelynck was a special person : as a nobleman he dared to marry a commoner girl and so drove his entire family on the antique cabinet . Then he disinherited everyone . When will he left the castle on site at the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature . The unique castle was from 1998 a new , multi-purpose content, so you can enjoy it even better.
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carlo62 (43489) 2014-05-22 22:58
un castello molto bello e ben tenuto, ambientato bene e con una bella luce.
Vedo anche dei bei riflessi, ma la posizione non ti ha permesso di sfruttarli al meglio, sicuramente gli alberi chiudevano la visuale.
pajaran (57933) 2014-05-22 23:04
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o starom dvorcu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i dvorac sa detaljima na fasadi.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo mesto i dvorac.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, sir.
An interesting article about the old castle with a history and description of ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and castle with details on the facade.
Good work and composition, beautiful architecture, beautiful colors.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Nice place and castle.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
HimalAnda (10591) 2014-05-22 23:17
This nice castle is well presented on this picture with the natural frame made by the trees.
However, I think the picture would have been better if the cross on the roof was not so close of the top of the picture.
mohammad_H (9828) 2014-05-22 23:18
Un autre de belles images vous
Utilisant des arbres comme un cadre
Une résolution plus élevée et pence flux
Qualité artistique exceptionnelle
Chance sain et bon
besnard (55808) 2014-05-22 23:27
Une très bonne prise de ce superbe château. Pris sous cet angle on pourrit qu'il se situe sur une petite ile.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jemaflor (93187) 2014-05-22 23:55
Nice castle and good frame with the environnement, leaves and water, perfect sharpness and light management.
jjcordier (79295) 2014-05-22 23:58
Une deuxième très belle photo de ce superbe château très joliment éclairé.
papagolf21 (95453) 2014-05-23 0:28
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Encore une merveille, une perle architecturale présentée avec brio et élégance.
La réussite est bien présente.
BennyV (15871) 2014-05-23 0:32
Plezant kasteeltje, John. Altijd leuk om een wandeling rond te maken. Van dit exemplaar had ik nog nooit gehoord. Er staan er zo veel in België...best iets om trots op te zijn, eigenlijk.
Geniet van je weekend
serp2000 (43106) 2014-05-23 1:24
Good contribution to the castles theme. yes, I do remember your previous post of this place, another interesting photo, attractive green frame, perfect sharpness. Well done! My congratulations!
dip (23888) 2014-05-23 1:58
a picturesque and impressive castle!
very beautiful shot with excellent light management,
thanks for sharing,
snunney (94813) 2014-05-23 2:16
You do seem to have many splendid castles and manor houses in your part of the world. This one is very attractive and you have captured it beautifully. A fine point of view with the moat and its lovley reflections making an excellent frame. I like the lighting and the pleasant warm tones. Very good rendering of the architectural and textural detail. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
Royaldevon (36087) 2014-05-23 2:39
Good Morning John,
You have built up this photograph beautifully, so that the tree trunks create a gateway, the reflecting water beckons our attention and the castle is the gem in the centre.
The light is just amazing, picking out the f/g leaves and highlighting the b/g trees, creating a fine link from front to back.
Have a great day,
shreya2000 (2131) 2014-05-23 3:08
Very good pic showing the great architecture in natural atmosphere. YOu have taken the pic opposite the sun or in different angle. I like the golden rays of the sun puttings effect on the trees and grass.
Thanks for sharing.
claudeD (37268) 2014-05-23 3:39
very fine picture showing this very interesting old castle in the water. I like the composition, fine colors and sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
pierrefonds (63290) 2014-05-23 4:16
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The trees are framing well the castle. The pointr of view is showing the details and the colors of the architecture of the castle. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Nicou (136072) 2014-05-23 4:51
quelle présentation e tiamge de ce château sueprbe vue et cpatage fantastique quel encadrement végétatif et le plan d'eua en premeir plan grandisoe compo.
bravo et amitié
ourania (41166) 2014-05-23 7:26
this site is perfect for a walk, so beautiful and romantic. Your picture conveys these qualities in an exquisite way, the castle with its details and textures is presented excellently, even though we are looking at its shady side and it stands against a brighter backdrop. The trunks have offered a solid but discreet frame, the natural scenery is very delightful. I like very much the atmospheric colours and the play of light on the lawn and in the foliage. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
PaulVDV (26650) 2014-05-23 10:11
De boomstammen kaderen het kasteel mooi in. Eveneens het gebladerte bovenaan.
Het kasteel rijst net naast het water wel heel erg de hoogte in. Het heeft ook wel iets van een moeilijk in te nemen vesting.
Van hieruit gezien is het water vrij donker doch het weerspiegelt nog mooi.
Beste groeten, Paul
cornejo (39303) 2014-05-23 10:28
Hi John, very good picture of this interesting and beautiful castle, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Alco (7251) 2014-05-23 10:58
Another very nice picture of that castle.The framing is very well chosen with the trees and branches on both sides.Beautiful architecture and environment.Nice colors and sharpness.Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.
saxo042 (37792) 2014-05-23 11:06
This is a very attractive picture and the trees on each side make the composition even better. An interesting note and a well composed capture with very pleasant colours.
Noel_Byrne (29143) 2014-05-23 11:11
A stunning building, fairytale like in appearance, but that does not at all impede on its purpose, as a stronghold. And I would guess this is a very strong place. Love its position on the lake, and the light falling in all the surrounding trees is beautiful. Its almost as if there is a shadow over the castle, giving it a slightly threatening feel, which is brilliant.
Peeping from the trees like this makes me feel we are about to attack it! Lovely image of my favorite subject.
photoray (13725) 2014-05-23 11:38
Looks like a fine historical castle to visit with attractive architecture especially the tall ziggurat roof and octagon conical tower.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Graal (101706) 2014-05-23 11:48
another nice view and interesting castle in your portfolio. Pleasant spring green and natural frame. Also interesting old architecture. Very good photo-work.
Have a nice WE.
npecanhuk (73492) 2014-05-23 16:33
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
tyro (23590) 2014-05-23 16:54
This is a beautiful photograph with the castle perfectly framed by the tree trunks on either side and by the delicate foliage falling down from above. Although taken contre jour, you have managed the light extremely well and the refelctions in the calm water are stunning.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
An interesting and informative note too.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-23 20:03
Unique in its architecture, fabulous in its presence, spectacular in its presentation!
well worth mentioning its existence through such an impressive image!!
rychem (32203) 2014-05-23 20:59
Fantastic castle on the water, great view framed by trees, great clarity and light
omid266 (6735) 2014-05-23 22:14
Dear my artist friend,
This is another of your BESTS , very nice POV, beautiful old castle shown beautifully,
excellent colours and clarity,
Very well done and Thanks!
Best times and fotos,
branley (3681) 2014-05-23 23:41
It's a beautiful place and a wonderful building John. Lovely clarity and good light. It's a very fine capture my old friend.
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-24 0:51
What a fantastic castle you have presented here! Its construction and beautiful surroundings created a spectacular scene full of interesting elements to admire. Like it a lot! Well done.
Have a nice weekend!
jmdias (61262) 2014-05-24 1:53
a so beautiful castle, small and with good details. a rustic style of architecture and beautiful shapes. TFS. this angle is perfect.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-24 3:13
this place impressive and when captured so perfectly like this all the more irresistible and beautiful. A superb composition, execution and presentation. Love it!
Enjoy a peaceful weekend - B.
Fis2 (93775) 2014-05-24 6:13
Beautiful place, curious castle.
I like POV and composition.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Have a nice afternoon
clic (16600) 2014-05-24 6:36
This superb castle appears protected as a jewel by the surrounding greenery and the crocodiles in the moat against invaders!
It is so small, but how elegant with the central dungeon that 'kepts enchained the princesses'!
Beautiful piece of history, indeed!
Met vriendelijke groeten.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-05-24 7:26
une belle présentation de ce joli château. Un bon choix du POV qui évoque une île. Les couleurs et la lumière mettent particulièrement ce beau site en valeur.
Une très belle capture.
ikeharel (67153) 2014-05-24 7:30
Worth the half-hour spent around, John.
A charming castle and surrounding, chosen a fine perspective between the two trees.
Light and colors are beautifully collected.
My best regards, enjoy a nice weekend,
kato (11630) 2014-05-24 7:31
You're capturing well this castle by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the old/tasteful castle with tower and buildings, and surrounding calm environment with green. And, the reflection projected to the pond draws out a good effect as well as leaves which is hanging down from the top.
Buin (42420) 2014-05-24 9:08
Great, simply great! You managed the really difficult backlight here wonderfully and it creates a very special atmosphere in the picture. In addition I like the framing by the trunk and the branches very much. A most worth seeing architecture photo - and a beautiful little castle. A place to stay a bit longer ...
Greetings from warm and sunny Siegen - and have a nice and sunny Sunday!
janneman (2760) 2014-05-24 10:35
Het kasteel fraai ingekaderd tussen de bomen.
eldancer1 (35457) 2014-05-25 6:47
Buildings built years ago were design for durability, safety and function like this image. And it's so nice to see them still standing and in use. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Good use of the tree as frame. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (50440) 2014-05-25 20:59
A grand castle, well composed under a bright polarised blue sky, clarity is fine, rich colour and superb contrast to green surroundings. Inclusion of the branches does make a nice little frame in the corner. Delightful shot TFS
COSTANTINO (62627) 2014-05-25 22:20
Goof morning dear friend
I love visiting your gallery and seeing all those
valuable photos with castles and ancient buildings
your gallery is a real treasure with thousand
of interesting details almost artistics
I love this peaceful atmosphere and the
used classical colors
my opinion is that you must issue
all your photos into a book with photos
have a nice time
mirosu (15972) 2014-05-26 2:46
Outstanding view to beautiful castle. The view is nicely framed by the trees. The light is very good, the colors well balances and the reflections in calm water superb. Beautiful picture arrangement.
Vey well done.
mesutilgim (92324) 2014-05-26 3:44
Hello dear John,
Very nic backlight creates an amazing effect.
The natural framing with the trees on both sides is perfect.
Again a perfect TE job with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
fds (9320) 2014-05-26 5:22
dear friend jhm very beautiful castle from flanders
i licke very much tacke picture from the castles
great scharpnees and colors dear friend
adramad (43103) 2014-05-26 8:09
A superb image of this beautiful castle, where you managed very well the light and shadow, beautiful all these branches and trees surrounding the castle. pond adds charm and the beginning of a magnificent reflections.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well captured. I love it.
Happy start to the week.
fritzi007 (10401) 2014-05-26 10:06
wunderschönes Schloss, sehr gute Bildqualität und Kommentar, gratuliere!
PiotrF (15198) 2014-05-26 13:47
This is a very nice-looking castle. The lighting is delightful,helping to add to the overall enjoyment of the scene.
The darkness of the tree on the left gives the image a contrast to the brightness and brings out the colours.
Beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good clarity and quality. Very good and interesting job well done.
lousat (87100) 2014-05-27 3:10
Salut John,une architechture vraiment unique,serieuse et charmante,capture tres jolie,bien exposee' et avec les arbres comme une corniche naturelle,parfaites couleurs et impressionants details aussi.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-27 4:23
This Wulveringem castle does look exquisite. You have done great justice to the imposing building through this very well clicked photo.
Didi (60358) 2014-05-27 8:07
Bonjour mon ami
Un contre jour intéressant sur ce château
La lumière forte est atténuée par les arbres à gauche
Il serait intéressant de faire le tour de cette architecture
Sonata11 (33737) 2014-05-27 9:47
what a very beautiful castle and nature you capture. Wonderfully executed like always with perfect presentation. An excellent work. I like it very much so. Tfs. All the best, Barbara
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-27 23:05
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-28 0:28
this is another lovely presentation of this impressive castle. The location on the island and natural framing by branches of the trees make it even more attractive. I like the fresh green colors of the early spring in here as well as delicate light. Very well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
Kielia (24077) 2014-05-28 8:46
you are presenting a very well composed impression of this fascinating castle, accompanied by an interesting note. And you took a great advantage of the gentle light. The perspective is excellent. My compliments!
gildasjan (43356) 2014-05-28 9:38
Ces feuilles éclairées en contre-jour latéral habillent bien la belle image de ce château dont les volumes sont bien restitués dans cette photographie.
Silvio1953 (136633) 2014-05-28 14:06
Ciao John, great view of fantastic castlke, fascinatimng reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciso Silvio
bona (13711) 2014-05-28 17:30
what a wonderful place and castle. I think if I visit Europe one day I will search for all castles that I can took photos :)
Nice colors you show here and details too.
jcpix (13846) 2014-05-28 19:38
Isn't it great when the backside is just as good looking as the front? :) Great idea utilizing the tree trunks to anchor both sides of the frame, adding that extra component to the visual which increases depth. I'm amazed at the quality of detail in the shaded areas, the counter light works well to suit this view. It's easy to say, but I will anyway...you've done this castle proud! The weather was certainly in your favor it would appear, warm light and clear skies make it all the more attractive. Very well done, just as we've come to expect. :) Have a great day ahead. All the best.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-29 4:51
You presented us a very interesting story about this castle. A very good well-exposed photo on the shady side of the building. A very attractive image.
carper (96) 2014-06-01 7:44
fraaie doorkijk hier fraai kasteel mooi gemaakt fraai belicht ook.
mkamionka (34581) 2014-06-02 5:31
beautiful castle, lovely architecture and amazing setting. You have framed it very well with the trees and the little channel. This POV is fantastic. The light was not favorable but you have turned it to your advantage.
mcmtanyel (19667) 2014-06-02 7:05
This is a very nice photo framed by trees on both sides and water at the bottom. You are right, it was a good day for photography. A lovely architectural photo with impeccable technique, as usual.
federico (3470) 2014-06-07 1:09
hi John, I find this one one of the best in your extensive gallery about Belgium castles and old buildings, your style is unique definitely, great light management, use of reflections and perfect sharpness
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-06-12 23:00
Great image of the castle.Excellent colors and sharpness.Very well captured.TFS.
Angshu (56748) 2014-06-29 4:30
The castle is beautiful and framed well with the trees. I like the reflection on the still water of the moat. The light on the leaves make them glow and look beautiful. Fine work!
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-08 7:50
First of all its beautiful composition and well framing. Lovely color balance, specially green and all other parameters you have managed perfectly in your frame.
with deep regards and have a nice week end.
Miguel82 (27277) 2014-09-11 16:07
Bravo John, you present perfectly that castle, beautiful patrimonial site. Your note including historical references, may be useful to future visitors
aliabazari (16093) 2014-09-14 22:04
Hi John dear
A good view of the beautiful architecture and lovely. Composition and lighting is well done. Thank you for recording this nice picture
berek (47240) 2014-09-20 21:26
A very good decision this beautiful castle. Taken in this light it rots it is located on a small island. i also love reflections. şmpressive architecture my friend.
Have a nice Sunday
Matyas (13625) 2015-11-07 3:37
Hello John! Wonderful architecture, amazing natural scenery. Nice brightness and colours, ideal saturation. Good exposure, capture and cut. Superb sharpness. Nice frame. Good note. Well done!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (148678)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-16
- Categories: Castles
- 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/16, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-22 22:54