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Flemish pictures jhm
Through business came I in this area of Wulveringem, with it castle of Beauvoorde.
The weather was perfect in the afternoon, I have a half hour time taken for a small walk around this nice castle.
A pity of the green mosses on the water, I missing the reflections of the castle
I hope without reflections, that you also these picture appreciated.
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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pajaran (48349) 2014-04-21 22:51
Dobar dan, gospoddine.
Interesantan tekst o zamku sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan mesto i arhitektura sa detaljima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenmutak sa svetlom koje je istaklo lepotu mesta i zamka.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan sve najbolje.
shreya2000 (811) 2014-04-21 22:52
Dear John Sir,
Nice architecture shown with very good green and blue colours of the grass and sky respectively. The architecture stands amidst water. Good composed picture.
Thanks for sharing.
besnard (52007) 2014-04-21 22:56
Une bonne image de ce superbe château. la belle luminosité met l'ensemble en valeur.
Bravo et bonne journée.
jjcordier (73194) 2014-04-21 23:12
Excellente photo de ce superbe château. Les algues vertes et les ombres des arbres apportent une touche d'originalité supplémentaire.
emka (73115) 2014-04-21 23:25
No need for reflection every time! With the green moss covering water it looks also beautiful. Fantastic castle standing on the water. And how lucky you were with the weather. Superb picture in beautiful colours.
I have received your mail and send the translation in a few days. Warm regrads MAlgo
fds (7284) 2014-04-21 23:28
Dear friend uhm great schot with fantastic composition with great castle and the bridge et canal under the great blu Sky
I love very much this Warm and satured colors
I Licke very much alzo the scharpnees and great detail
Very interested document for my from flanders dear my great friend
papagolf21 (83214) 2014-04-21 23:31
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Magnifique prise de vue, il faut dire que le sujet proposé est d'une grande beauté.
Ce château typique de la région est très joliment présenté.
Une réussite totale.
Royaldevon (26449) 2014-04-22 0:45
Good Morning John,
An expertly composed photograph of this beautiful castle and its surroundings.
I can understand your chagrin at not having vast reflections in the water, but you do have very lovely shadows, instead. The shadows travel horizontally across the moat, leading to the castle and then show a right angle turn up the tall walls. On the other hand, the arched bridge leads over the water to the beckoning red door and a visual attack on the castle from the left. Whichever way, the castle is pin-sharp, strongly placed in the frame and creates a visual delight.
Have a lovely day,
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-04-22 0:46
a splendid photo of this interesting castle, the composition is very attractive, great details and POV,
photographer_sg (2877) 2014-04-22 1:31
excellent capture of the charming building with beautiful colours and exposure. You managed the light really well to bring out the details of the lovely architecture which is framed beautifully by the surrounding trees that have cast lovely shadows on the grass and the wall.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
tyro (18564) 2014-04-22 2:27
What a wonderfully fascinating and informative note you have written about Castle Beauvoorde! And what a beautiful photograph too.
It really is the lovely light which makes this picture so special - not only the light but the gorgeous shadows cast on the walls of the castle by the nearby trees. Perhaps a slight pity about the green vegetation on the water because we see no reflections, but the green, I think, does add to the photograph rather than detracting from it.
A lovely composition with the castle perfectly placed in the frame and balanced nicely by the bridge on the left. Lovely light and fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
ourania (26280) 2014-04-22 3:40
this is a superb presentation, the building looks as good as new, it's solid and elegant and your picture has exalted its qualities and context. The perspective, the clarity and the colours are all very pleasing, you've included a wonderful natural frame and the light is delicious. I like very much the rich and bright colours as well as the play of shadows on the building and the foreground. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
samson (1355) 2014-04-22 3:53
I like the composition and POV, and the castle looked majestic.
snunney (79491) 2014-04-22 3:55
What a delightful building, and beautifully captured here under a lovely ambient light. The shot is well composed using the bridge as a lead-line. I like the warm colours and the shadow play. That glorious sky makes the perfect backdrop to the beautiful brickwork. Clarity is superb as always. Thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (54890) 2014-04-22 4:23
The trees are helping to frame the house. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the light. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
lousat (72181) 2014-04-22 4:40
Salut John,l'image est sans doutes un peu trop coloree',le ciel en particulier est un peu surreel,mais l'architechture que tu montre mous est magnifique,l'ambience printannnier est un moment super per le capturer.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
Romano46 (16578) 2014-04-22 4:56
un'altra splendida proposta dalle Fiandre con un soggetto inquadrato in maniera perfetta, inserito piacevolmente in un paesaggio che lo circonda ricco di colori vivaci.
Nitidezza e e composizione sempre al top, come ci hai sempre abituato.
Ciao e buona giornata
timecapturer (45107) 2014-04-22 5:05
a flawless capture this. A delightful mix of spring colours and sky with gloriously managed light and shade that make this an accomplished and beautiful image. Looks an amazing castle in this stunning shot!
Regards - B.
dkmurphys (46140) 2014-04-22 5:25
Superb colors of this spring scene. I like the shadows over the facade and the contrasts. Well taken.
Janusz1974 (2653) 2014-04-22 5:28
It is very interesting castle, interesting historical castel. Good composition and nice colours. . I like all your natura.
Sergiom (54377) 2014-04-22 5:48
Une très belle carte de postale d'un endroit magique . Ce château est de toute beauté ainsi que l'environnement immédiat de verdure et d'eau. Une lumière spectaculaire fait bien ressortir tous les détails.
dta (62866) 2014-04-22 5:54
Hello John ,
Magnifique vue printanière de cette remarquable demeure . le point de vue et le cadrage sont parfaits .
yquem46 (38380) 2014-04-22 6:46
A nice quality compo, well in your usual line
bravo, best regards
eldancer1 (25105) 2014-04-22 6:55
The green moss on the water is good for the defense of the castle because one will not know what creatures are hiding under the water. Tiny as far as castle goes but I'm sure it is beautiful in the inside. Nicely captured with good details, and I like your pov. Well done, tfs.
saxo042 (36904) 2014-04-22 7:19
A very beautiful castle, an outstanding and attractive architecture. The green algae on the water in the moat add an extra colour. But overall very good and well saturated colours.
Nicou (116170) 2014-04-22 8:22
Quel château et image quelle vue et mise en valeur sueprbe compo avec ce rendu sur la pierre et le rendu sur le plan d’eau ces reflets ces algues vertes mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (37011) 2014-04-22 8:33
Anoother one of the seemingly innumerable magnificent Belgian castles. This is also a magnificent photo with very good colours and sharpness and a well framed composition.
cornejo (27937) 2014-04-22 11:28
Hi John, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting castle with a beautiful garden and pond, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting 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.
siudzi (32325) 2014-04-22 12:20
A very nice spring capture of this interesting old architecture. The saturation and color contrast were executed perfectly to achieve so eye-catching result. Well done!
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2014-04-22 13:31
John, the fact that you were there on business and you have captured this treasure says a lot...of how attentive and ready you are always as a photographer and that you don't let any chance to go to waste!!
a fabulous image and place!!
Giustiniani (2704) 2014-04-22 15:08
la photo est juste superbe! Le site, les couleurs, la lumière et la composition sont magnifique. La qualité de la photo permet d'apprécier tous les détails.
macjake (52014) 2014-04-22 15:15
it would seem that Belgium is full of these types of buildings, these castles and homes are so photogenic.
I'd fly to Belgium just to photograph this!
love the algae in the water, the bricks, the stone, the many windows, the composition...its a beautiful subject.
npecanhuk (60816) 2014-04-22 19:16
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Alco (6556) 2014-04-22 20:36
Beautiful castle among a very nice greenery.I like the special carpet created by the green moss.Beautiful light with very nice colors.Very well done.TFS.
Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (15681) 2014-04-22 23:29
Excellent view of the old castle.Great colors and sharpness.Excellent choice of your angle this gives perspective and depth image.Very well done,TFS.
carlo62 (27512) 2014-04-23 0:07
bellissima luce e splendidi colori, il gioco di ombre è magnifico.
Mi piacciono molto le rifiniture in rosso della casa, contrastano splendidamente con tutto il resto.
Fis2 (81844) 2014-04-23 2:40
Excellent POV, composition and colours.
Very well done.
mjw364 (6998) 2014-04-23 4:50
Nice composition making good use of the tree to frame the building. Very vivid greens and blues to create colour contrast too.
Silvio1953 (115825) 2014-04-23 5:49
Ciao John, great view of fantastic castle, splendid light, nice reflection, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
photoray (10107) 2014-04-23 7:57
Fine view of Castle Beauvoorde, still sturdy and attractive after all the centuries, and enhanced by the forest surrounding, green dominating.
Thanks for sharing,
Periko (2343) 2014-04-23 22:04
The castle is beautiful, don´t worry about the lack of reflection.
Perfect focus, great colors and nice blue sky.
abmdsudi (39482) 2014-04-23 23:16
Another of your great contribution, an elegant castle well shot as it helps to separate the bright earthy tones from the rest of scenic green surroundings which all so delicately registered in sublime light & shadows. Great timing, and the colors especially stand out brilliantly against peaceful setting. Exquisitely done! TFS
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-04-24 3:26
Wow, what a handsome Castle you have posted.
Fantastic Pov, showing us this Castle Beauvoorde in all it's glory and viewing it's moat and bridge.
What a place to visit while walking in your lunch hour.
Wonderful, brilliant management and presentation.
Trust you are out on your bike in this glorious weather.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-24 5:14
this castle looks very original and not exactly as most of the castles I have seen. The shape of it reminds me more of very rich and elegant mansion from the past. The stone bridge leading to it gives it more important look and adds plenty of delicacy to this rather rough building and the result in very interesting. I love the location and the water surrounding the castle - it makes the image very special. Beautiful colors, perfect sharpness and well handled light.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
ikeharel (52181) 2014-04-24 8:29
Good evening John,
Looking at this phopto, made me think for some long moments what is the reason it came so charming - My humble conclussion is that it is the shades of the tree from left over the green water and walls.
Blue sky aloft also contributed charm.
Impressive place, superbly collected on photo.
rychem (19395) 2014-04-24 8:35
Picturesque place, fantastic castle on the water, beautiful colors and warm light, simply a splendid photo
corjan3 (2025) 2014-04-24 9:32
'n Pragtige en rustige toneel met die afwisseling van lig en skadu. Die groen alge op die water voeg waarde toe en so ook die takkies op die voorgrond bo en links met lasgenoemde wat diepte en delikaatheid verleen in kontras met die rigiede vorm van die kasteel. Welgedaan. Beste groete.
dip (23520) 2014-04-24 13:35
magnificent shot of the castle,excellent point of view and framing,
great lighting and amazing colors as well!
thanks for sharing,
Didi (54995) 2014-04-24 17:20
Dernière critique avant mon départ pour Marseille
Belles couleurs ici avec une intéressante qualité de lumière latérale rasante sur l'architecture
jmdias (52500) 2014-04-24 17:34
the small castle is very well shown here. Marvelous these details like the bridge, the green plants on the lake, the light, etc.. a beautiful and well done job. TFS this sample of architecture.
omid266 (3210) 2014-04-24 20:02
Congratulations for this excellent work, like others in your collection,
very very beautiful scene of this historic and old castle,
beautiful colours, excellent POV, nice clarity ,
all the Best and Thanks for sharing,
mcmtanyel (10407) 2014-04-24 21:22
This place looks right out of a movie set, beautiful castle photographed with great care. TFS!
berek (33349) 2014-04-24 23:37
Beautifully shot, it must be said that the proposed subject is of great beauty.
This typical castle area is very nicely presented.
have a nice day
adramad (35259) 2014-04-25 7:12
A wonderful composition with this beautiful building, but has the added charm of its beautiful location, perfect POV with all these branches of trees, which give a nice graphics, it also gives the effect of the shadows cast on the facade.
A perfect colorful, very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
mohammad_H (8746) 2014-04-25 9:47
Green, relaxing, refreshing, spring, beautiful views of the scenery, eye-catching colors, showing a beautiful day
Walk Enjoy this beautiful day
A good resolution
Good luck, and peace to you and your family
Waylim (25032) 2014-04-25 10:28
Another one of your typical good quality shot. I can't find new descriptive words to complement you. Just want to show my appreciattion and sit back and enjoy it. Love everything about it, the exposure is really good, and the shadow is not too strong. Excellent quality and composition.
tedesse (25045) 2014-04-25 11:56
Beautiful building shown in fantastic colors and excellent sharpness .
An interesting note.
fritzi007 (2678) 2014-04-25 13:48
ein sehr schönes Schloss im Grünen, es macht einen fantastischen Eindruk auf mich. Das die Reflexionen fehlen, tut dem Foto keinen Abbruch, es gefällt mir sehr!
irek1 (823) 2014-04-25 23:41
Very nice view of that fairy castle. The architecture of the building and moat is interesting. Castle park surrounding the object is fantastic with its spring colors. In addition deep blue sky is well contrasting with green tones of the trees.
Very well done!
danos (83045) 2014-04-26 2:35
very nice the view as the presentation of the castle of Beauvoorde,with the brilliant light of the day to enhance even more its beauty as its details.
I like its Spring colours as the excellent quality of the scene.
Have a good weekend,danos
PS I use also the RAW format with the results really to are so successful.
mesutilgim (79934) 2014-04-26 4:51
Hello dear John,
Another perfect architectorial capture in your gallery with very good pov and layout. Nice natural faming with the trees surrounding the scenery.
Interesting notes and nice simple framing.
TFS and have a nice weekend
ricardomattos (4268) 2014-04-26 18:29
You're a lucky man to live so close to beautiful places like this. This is photo is beautiful and the place is very inviting.
Buin (42260) 2014-04-26 23:28
You know that I love a scenery like this one. You photographed this castle from an angle which couldn't have been better. All the details visible are a real feast for the eyes and these two gables are a beautiful architectural feature. A wonderful place ... a little gem.
Thank you for the - as usual - informative note!
However, on my screen the colours here look too saturated.
Greetings from today rainy Westphalia! Have a nice Sunday!
kato (11630) 2014-04-27 2:44
You're capturing well this castle by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant castle in medieval times which is surrounded by the pond with green mosses. It seems to the beautiful castle well designed. And, the surrounding green trees draw out a good atmosphere.
gildasjan (40796) 2014-04-27 3:39
Une image parfaitement composée.La lumière rend bien les volumes de cette superbe demeure sous ce bleu ciel intense.
Graal (95343) 2014-04-27 12:07
wow, friends all told you about this photo. Quality is perfect. Very nice castle and place. Amazing spring green. I like it a lot. Good note also.
Have a nice evening.
batalay (34715) 2014-04-27 20:51
My apologies for not commenting to this beautiful photo of the Castle of Beauvoorde, and also for not responding earlier to your email. The light is ideal her, producing sharp resolution and excellent color fidelity. The shadows of the tree branches on the old brick walls are truly beautiful. When I painted in my youth, I always preferred similar conditions of light and shadows of bare trees.
I have been traveling a great deal to give lectures — from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, California, then to Las Vegas, Nevada; followed by Los Angeles (again), Washington DC and immediately to Istanbul. It was a cross-country race ran at sprinter's pace.
Warmest regards, good friend,
Corry (4508) 2014-04-28 13:37
Très belle prise de vue de ce joli château à travers les arbres. J'aime bien cette lumière qui donne quelques ombrages. Les algues sur l'eau ajoute à la composition. Bien fait.
halikarnas (6481) 2014-04-29 7:03
Işık dersi alınacak fotoğraf.
serp2000 (37859) 2014-05-01 10:33
Hello, dear John,
This photo reminds me a house with the ghosts. Outstanding composition, wonderful play of the lights and shadows, the colors are superb! Another masterpiece from Flanders!
jemaflor (80616) 2014-05-01 23:21
Very beautiful composition with water and bridge, lovely colors and light management, very pleasant photo.
carper (96) 2014-05-02 10:35
staat er weer mooi bij John fraai foto goed van kleuren en compositie.
clic (14108) 2014-05-03 6:16
Please make a reservation for two people in this superb castle, my wife and I need a rest cure!
You show its magnificence by the rules book, with soft allover contrasts and vivid colors.
Quite a romantic view indeed, beautifully framed by the natural environment.
Met vriendelijke groeten.
Kielia (22913) 2014-05-03 8:01
a very beautiful impression of this fascinating architecture! The composition is excellent and the light creates a wonderful atmosphere.
It was also a pleasure reading the interesting note concerning this heritage. My compliments!
Miguel82 (20072) 2014-05-03 20:40
You got really bright hues John, a wondeful castle, excellent light and a successful picture, well presented, have a good week end
Gigidusud (13235) 2014-05-07 11:09
Splendid picture of the castle with fantastic light and beautiful colors. I like a lot the green grass on the water and the calm atmosphere. Very nice photo, I love it!
jcpix (11416) 2014-05-07 16:32
Looks like you sure made great use of the short amount of time for a walk around! What a wonderful find this is, the stately manor is embedded in a beautiful setting. I actually like the moss on the water, it creates a new element and infuses some additional color into the scene...and frankly, you can never go wrong with the blue/green combination. A reflection is always an attractive element, but with the natural surroundings and a castle like this, it speaks for itself. I would say this is where business meets pleasure. :) Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.
branley (3681) 2014-05-08 0:39
There are many old houses like this here in France, perhaps not so many in such wonderful locations my friend. An excellent composition with the bridge leading us into the frame, lovely colours and the light is perfect......
PaulVDV (20385) 2014-05-08 12:41
Dit is een heel mooi kasteel dat statig oprijst uit de vijver en mooi omgeven is door hoge bomen.
Ik vind het niet echt spijtig dat het water ditmaal niet voor weerspiegelingen zorgt. De vele waterplantjes zorgen voor een origineel groen wateroppervlak en een aantrekkelijke voorgrond. Ook heel mooi in combinatie met de blauwe lucht en de rood-witte steen van het kasteel.
De overhangende takken zorgen voor een prachtige volledig natuurlijke omkadering van het onderwerp.
Je presenteert het kasteel op een schitterende wijze en vanuit de beste hoek.
Vele groeten, Paul
PiotrF (4386) 2014-05-09 11:29
Fantastic castle standing on the water. Excellent capture ,beautiful colours and exposure.Clarity is superb!
Angshu (54703) 2014-05-21 0:10
In fact though the green moss has prevented the reflections happening, I loved their presence by adding to the colour palette with the fresh green colour. Nice contrast with the blue sky...a beautiful postcard from Wulveringem
mirosu (12518) 2014-05-21 3:01
Bonjour John my friend,
I hope I did not hurt you with my comment. I was not serious, more or less just joking. You are right, flowers are just flowers, and I add how would this planet looks like without colourful flowers?
Back to your beautiful photos, I can again say how would TE looks like without your outstanding presentations, like beautiful Christmas tree without decoration.
You have excellent eye for nice image composition and great feel for viewpoint location.
This nice house is in superb warm light and in excellent contrast against blue sky. The arrangement with the green water in foreground and the large trees around the house is very good.
janraiski (546) 2014-05-26 12:03
I really like this perfect composed photo of beautiful architecture. Color saturation works very well.
Hanssie (10317) 2014-06-05 0:22
Een plaatje !
Zulke prachtige kleuren blauw en groen en
dan een zeer goede compositie in deze,
heel erg mooie foto, John !
benenuts (234) 2014-06-08 2:32
belle prise avec des couleurs lumineuses.
Avec mon sony, j'ai beaucoup de mal à obtenir de tels couleurs
cet endroit donne une impression de paix.
On y passerai bien la semaine.
aliabazari (11496) 2014-07-18 21:32
Hi John lieve
Zeer mooi schot van het kasteel. Blootstelling aantrekkelijke kleuren en uitstekende scherpte. Thanks for sharing
ChrisJ (94770) 2014-07-23 4:46
Lovely shadow play on the left facade of building in the lake. The bridge adds good lead in lines. Excellent sharpness, color and saturation. A wonderful blue sky that contrasts well against the yellow green water weeds in the pond. Tfs!
NorthernLight (1461) 2014-08-10 5:03
actually I like all of your images, but I especially like the old castles. This image is no exception. Great colors, great sharpness, a successful composition and the touch of mystery.
Yes, like Serghei I also think that it is possible that there is a ghost. ;-)
A great picture!
all the best
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (135058)
- 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/13.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-21 22:48