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I found these picture back to my archive, on June 14, I did a trip to Namur, with nice buildings and lovely sights on the river.
These river, the Meuse a very important river for Belgium.
Namur is situated in the heart of Europe, a stone’s throw from Brussels.
The capital of Wallonia, for a lot people is Belgium a difficult understand, we have four governments, with to much ministers, but no politic debate on TE.
We have to live together as simple men, as our friend Didi writes, "Friendship has no borders"
Another natural wealth of the Namur region is its soil. Several dozen quarries are in operation and use state-of-the-art technologies to extract and produce limestone, sandstone, sand, marble and, above all, lime and dolomite. The world leader in lime and dolomite comes moreover from the Namur region!
As for the metalworking and construction engineering sector, it covers a broad spectrum of activities, ranging from the Meuse shipyards to numerical control machine tools, including civil engineering and production as varied as surgical apparatuses, metal structures, cable manufacture and equipment for the nuclear industry.
Glass works remain a flagship of the Namur region, with large glassmaking companies which have managed to adapt to change.
Chemical engineering is widely present while the building industry remains the leading private employer of the province.
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besnard (48813) 2012-10-22 23:02
Une belle image profonde avec cette péniche et son sillage bien saisis. Une promenade le long du fleuve qui doit être agréable à faire.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
pajaran (36282) 2012-10-22 23:19
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o reci ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva.
Dobra kompozicija i trenutak sa teretnim brodom.
Lepa staza sa lampama, za pesacenje i ribolov.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, u kod mene je magla.
Zeer interessant en goede tekst op de rivier ...
Goede scherpte, contrast en perspectief.
Goede compositie en het moment dat de lading schip.
Mooie route met lampen, wandelen en vissen.
Goede tekst met de gegeven gegevens voor de gebruikte techniek en beeldelementen.
Een mooie dag verder, bij mij in de mist.
All the best.
jjcordier (62394) 2012-10-22 23:23
Cette grosse péniche ride de jolie façon la Meuse surmontée de ce joli ciel nuageux. Une très bonne présentation de ce coin de Namur.
fds (5321) 2012-10-22 23:25
i visit namur in august 22003 i remenber very good this location with the canal and the boat
very beautiful picture my friend
danos (74064) 2012-10-23 0:24
Good morning John,
nice the view of the place with the canal to creates depth and perspective in the image.The presentation of the ship creates a nice focal point in the image.
Have a good day,Danos
mohammad_H (6600) 2012-10-23 1:05
Very beautiful and eye-catching prospects in depth with breadth of vision
Beautiful clouds in the background
Contrast obviously good, you look good
Succeed and be happy
Happy days, peace and life. With hope and a bright future, you
papagolf21 (76611) 2012-10-23 2:22
Bonjour, cher ami John,
La péniche imperturbable suit le cours d'eau sans polluer l'atmosphère.
C'est pourtant un moyen pas suffisamment utilisé pour assurer le transport des matières premières de toutes sortes.
Une bien belle image qui fait plaisir à voir.
snunney (67430) 2012-10-23 3:04
A pleasant view along the river with the barge making a good focal point. The image is well realised with good light, colours and sharpness. Interesting and thoughtful note as well.
lousat (57724) 2012-10-23 4:12
Salut John,une image avec un magnifique effect 3D,tu as attendu le passage du bateau pour ajouter un ingredient a une composition deja riche,parfaite qualite' comme d'habitude.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
jacquest (14192) 2012-10-23 4:12
This is a nice view of the river with tha boat. The small waves give a sense of the movement of the boat. the POV gives deepness. I like the sky over this scene. I was in Namur once in 1984 for a few hours and a lunch on a commercial visit for quarries.
carlo62 (12666) 2012-10-23 4:23
sono rimasto piacevolmente sorpreso da questa città, l'ho scoperta per caso e ne sono felice.
Bella vista di uno dei fiumi con la chiatta sotto un bel cielo.
pierrefonds (48387) 2012-10-23 4:34
The length of the river is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of theboat. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (30394) 2012-10-23 5:07
irresistible shot of this tranquil and beautiful place. A sublime light and perfect detailing and I particularly like the lines of ripples on the water that give a real sense of movement on the water. A delightful image.
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (39336) 2012-10-23 6:04
Ce bateau est tellement long, que c'est à se demander comment il va pouvoir négocier la courbe . La technique est excellente et les couleurs sont bien saturées.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-10-23 6:04
Register beautiful and perfect combination of good lighting. All is well. With respect
Royaldevon (17811) 2012-10-23 7:03
A fine viewpoint uses both the river and the adjacent pathway to lead the viewers into the scene. The barge is a fine feature, providing a sense of movement and giving a strong focal image. A good light, and a mixture of fluffy white clouds and blue sky add to the beauty of the scene.
My warm regards,
krzychu30 (8935) 2012-10-23 7:55
this is beautiful scene from Namur taken from the bridge.I enjoy very much this small town or rural sides of Belgium you present to us in many of your pictures.The landscape look very picturesque and it has tranquil and so pleasant mood.Quality as always-perfectly.It has superb clarity and depth as well as captivating,well-saturated colors and excellent contrast.Beautiful place and great execution of the image.
Have a nice evening
Kielia (20477) 2012-10-23 8:41
this is a very pleasant impression of this interesting area by the river. The composition is excellent. The light and the mood are wonderful. It is as usual outstanding photo work. My compliments also for the nice note!
tyro (13149) 2012-10-23 9:17
You have given us a very interesting and informative note about this very important and productive area of Belgium. And you have also given us a very fine photograph with which to illustrate it!
The composition of your photograph is delightful, the curve of the river and its embankments leading the eye into the depth of the picture and, of course, the barge on the river adds extra interest, the ripples from its wake making fine patterns in the water.
Lovely soft light, perfect exposure, fine colours and exquisite details and sharpness.
ourania (12469) 2012-10-23 10:09
this place looks lovely and peaceful but you've made it fascinating using superb perspective and lighting. I love how the perspectives of many elements converge towards a point near the centre of the frame. The luminosity and vibrancy offered mainly by the clouds and their reflection on the water is amazing. The contrasts are marvellous as far as both brightness and colours are concerned. A great picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
dkmurphys (36857) 2012-10-23 10:36
Another lovely canal scene. I like the peaceful atmosphere and the elements of this composition. Good catch, enjoy a fine evening.
jemaflor (69035) 2012-10-23 11:40
Interesting perspective with this canal, well the presence of the boat, good effect also with the movement on the water, tfs.
fabbs99 (5533) 2012-10-23 11:56
Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.The shot is simple but having excellent Sharpness and clarity The colours are deep and the details and the folds are excellently expressed.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-23 13:00
The light was not very generous, but the picture is still a great success. Excellent perspective and framing. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
janjan1897 (835) 2012-10-23 14:23
I like very much the inclusion of the barge which adds a dynamic feeling in addition to the effective point of view. I also like how the boat helps steer our eyes right through the shot and generates these rhythmic patterns on the water surface. Good timing to get the barge in this position with good clarity and colours.
Excellent shot !
siamesa (27449) 2012-10-23 14:39
Boa noite John
Very nice photo. The movement of the waters makes a beautiful effect in this photo.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-23 16:07
I like how the canal, banks, and railings all work together to lead into the centre of the photo. Nicely composed.
Graal (88982) 2012-10-24 0:15
nice scenery from Namur. Good shot. Fine captured moment with the barque on river. An interesting note. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice day.
josepmarin (55063) 2012-10-24 2:29
in this composition you have played effectively with the deep perspective of the river and of the landscape that combines nature and architecture, in order to reach a great graphical wealth and a good chromatic palette, in an image sharp and very luminous.
The beautiful clouds in the sky are as the cherry on the cake.
Best regards, my friend,
Fis2 (73146) 2012-10-24 6:51
Interesting village, beautiful river.
I like frame and perspective.
Excellent light and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Noel_Byrne (7450) 2012-10-24 7:26
There is a beautiful light in this image that is wonderfully warm. The pathway makes a great leading line and the sky is classic!
All the best
ikeharel (37424) 2012-10-24 10:23
Good evening John,
Small waves, bruit on water's surface added a magnificent dynamic scale on the canal's view here.
Nice taken DOF downstream, and great clear picture.
Schnappilic (7931) 2012-10-24 12:57
Interesting presentation of this place using wide lenses. I like the result!
All the best!
berek (31925) 2012-10-24 22:08
A beautiful picture with this deep barge and wake well captured. A walk along the river which would be nice to do.
have a good day
raszid62 (18216) 2012-10-25 1:27
Here are the photos of the climate, such are channels cut by the town in the north of Belgium. People here live in the same brother in friendship with water. Beautiful view of the wide canal in the town of Namur. Excellent image quality and color.
gervaso (8043) 2012-10-25 4:07
The perspective is very nice in the picture and the diagonal lines on the left make it really attractive! Very good colors too! Wonderful composition!
Nicou (97811) 2012-10-25 6:45
quelle perspective et compo sueprbea vec le mouvement que fait le bâteau sur l'eau grandisoe iamge et cpatage sueprbe vue avec du mouvement.
Bravo et amitié
clic (11045) 2012-10-25 7:16
Your naval experience takes us for a cruise on Meuse, winding in Namur so I can notice those ripples and secondary reversed ripples bounced on the stone wall that create nice textures downstream.
I presume you used manual settings to avoid underexposure caused by bright clouds and reflects on water and that decision is quite rewarding, given the excellent overall depiction.
Thanks for this nice piece of Namur.
SWEETFREEDOM (18423) 2012-10-25 9:23
very nice view, good light management and d.o.f. nice and quiet athmosphere.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-25 23:26
Mooi uitzicht op de hemel met wolken van het bedwelmen. De combinatie van de schoonheid van de straat, auto's en de rivier veerboot. Er is duidelijk een goede vriend van mij.
Bedankt voor het registreren voor deze mooie foto.
Met vriendelijke groet, Ali
kordinator (13411) 2012-10-26 1:55
Nicely described this part of Belgium near Brussels, on the importance of the river and the way of life and work in your text.
Photography provides a magnificent sight.
Fine buildings and trees near the river.
Great details, excellent colored.
Perfect job with excellent composition and presentation.
Best regards, my friend.
chrisvek (5515) 2012-10-26 4:54
What a perfect photo from Belgium.Amazing colors and so wonderful background.Perfect POV too.Very well done!TFS
Have a nice day
kato (6801) 2012-10-26 5:36
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see calm environment around the river. It's interesting in deep green forest at right center, ship running on river and curved promenade with trees, too. And, the blue sky with thick clouds draws out an additional good effect in this image.
Have a nice weekend,
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2012-10-26 5:53
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture of Transportation. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Excellent shot. Nice POV. TFS.
claudeD (24201) 2012-10-26 7:19
NAmur is not so far away from Luxembourg, but I never stopped there. Perhaps an idea for the next time.Very good composition, fine colors and sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
TopGeo (37994) 2012-10-26 7:22
Hello John! Fine view this place looks lovely! Excellent POV great clarity interesting and I love how the perspectives of many elements converge towards a point near the centre of the image gave a dynamic .Perfect idea this "note "Friendship has no borders"
All the best,
macjake (39235) 2012-10-26 7:56
this photo is very easy to critique, with its clouds, river, depth, atmosphere, long lines, bright greens and blues, so much to see in the small box :)
a different view from belgium.
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-10-26 14:23
Ciao caro John,
Ancora una volta perfetta e splendida costruzione dell'immagine, uno scenario molto attraente, composto benissimo, con colori molto naturali ed una qualità eccellente.
Un caro saluto e buon WE.
Buin (42084) 2012-10-27 1:53
Here you have chosen a very good perspective which creates a wonderful depth. Many lines in the photo run to one point und and so to speak the eyes are drawn to the background. Having a walk there must be fun.
Thank you for the informative and a bit thoughtful note! Yes, Belgium is something special ...
Greetings from Westphalia - with the first snow of this winter. Have a nice weekend!
Silvio1953 (98259) 2012-10-27 3:47
Ciao John, lovely composition with fantastic perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
serp2000 (29242) 2012-10-27 8:17
It could be an attractive postcard from Namur. Excellent composition, perfect DoF. This ship adds some dynamic to this scene, good graphic of the waves on the water.
Didi (48938) 2012-10-27 9:28
Bonne perspective du canal qui se termine en courbe agrémentée par le sillage de la péniche.
J'apprécie aussi tes notes instructives
bukitgolfb301 (30111) 2012-10-27 17:11
Wow--- another fantastic and artstic shot! Supper shot you did, best suitable to see in the moroning of weekend. Marvelous fine color touch and perfect ftamework. Thank you for your sharing with your best job and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
abmdsudi (26311) 2012-10-28 3:25
Wonderful crisp shot with good lighting and great processing. A nice river view, the skyscape is strong drawing our attention with an interesting array of shapes, textures and colours. Great comp with immense depth. Nicely done. Well done.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-10-28 4:32
nice view of this fantastic place with the
boat in the center of this photo
contrast obviously good
really this view along the
river is unique
eldancer1 (17106) 2012-10-28 8:13
Very nice capture of this highway on the water which is the life blood of the economy. And thanks for the wonderful information. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
tedesse (22134) 2012-10-28 8:17
Excellent POV and composition.
Presents itself wonderful boat on the Meuse.
Super colors and sharpness.
Have a nice afternoon
adramad (27556) 2012-10-28 9:13
Magnifies the channel perspective gives this beautiful composition, ideal wake rippling the water leaving the boat in its movement, the abundant trees on both sides of the channel, dotted with a few houses, gives a nice feeling of peace and relaxation, a splendid sky adds beauty to the composition.
Have a good Sunday afternoon.
bertolucci (13351) 2012-10-29 5:22
Een hele fijne en animerende plaat van Namen en de rivier! Een mooi gekromd perspectief, fijne kleuren en met als xtra aansprekend element de complexe textuur van het water.
En bedankt voor uw mooie crit. Ik denk ook dat de overheid een duidelijke rol hierin heeft. In Nl is ze soms soepler en soms strenger (op het gebied van bestemmingsplannen en vergunningen). Wat ook een rol speelt is de voortrekkersrol die ze lang gespeeld maar waarmee het de laatste jaren helaas gedaan is.
Groeten uit Rotterdam bij 9 graden, een bewolkte lucht en een ZZW wind van 26 km/u,
emilbo (20872) 2012-10-29 6:24
Une très jolie scène bien présentée dans un bel éclairage. Le canal qui se perd au tournant est très intéressant avec cette péniche. Les maisons qui bordent le canal et la rangée d'arbres de l'autre côté avec la promenade participent à la beauté de la photo.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne fin de jounnée,
zoomer (3584) 2012-10-29 16:44
Greetings,a well balanced,clear image depicting daily life on the water.I like the pattern the boat creates as well as the many interesting details of the channel walls.All the best,Wolf.
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-10-30 6:26
Ola John ,
Boa composição com este barco neste canal , gostei do efeito visual criado pelas pequena ondas no rio , bonito este local para passear ao longo do canal , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
dale54 (4944) 2012-10-30 12:25
john hello,this is one wonderfull shot,love the ripples in the water,and that barge,great scene!! tfs! dr
Robert1969 (6238) 2012-10-31 2:18
Je laat wedeom weer zien dat België veel mooie
plekken/plekjes heeft en je weet ze ook keer
op keer te vinden.
De foto is genomen vanuit een mooie standpunt
(en heeft een mooie verdeing): de diagonale
lijnen van het hekwek, de kade langs de
rivier, de rivier zelf, de lantaarnpalen en
niet te vergeten de boot zorgen voor een
mooie diepte in de foto en voor levendigheid.
Verder is de foto ook (wederom) goed belicht.
ruisc_pt (10121) 2012-10-31 9:50
IMpressive details. Splendid picture with excellent light management.
Lovely composition, good presentation too.
TRB (12325) 2012-10-31 13:43
a beautiful place and landscape.
framing is very nice, the colors and sharpness are excellent.
liked it very much, tebrikler
siolaw (37568) 2012-11-01 6:34
Good depth along the canal with small waves dynamizing the scene.
Weather was not so helpful but you managed good contrast and colour.
jmdias (45830) 2012-11-01 6:48
nice view of the river and nice sense of moment with the big boat crossing the area. I liked the shapes created in the water. nice job.
carper (96) 2012-11-01 11:30
fraaie kanaal foto John, goed gemaakt weer.
Hansaphotos (5449) 2012-11-05 4:27
A nice image from this important river. A solid composition with such a great perspective and the old barge very well placed in the frame. Nice colours and well managed light. Great work:) TFS. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
Angshu (51174) 2012-11-06 20:40
A very nice & different picture from Namur...a beautiful place. You've created the perspectuve well with the River & added to that is the wake of water left behind by the barge. Light was not the best but you've got lovely colours. Well done!
quovadis (877) 2012-11-19 4:58
Hi John !
A postcard like photograph. Very well ballanced pov and the open blue sky gives a great contrast against the rest of the frame. The water routes of Europe are the best in the world, well designed, practical, and still so useful for the economy. Tfs !!!
jcpix (3331) 2013-01-24 14:48
It's no wonder you've received so many positive comments, this is outstanding. The sweeping line of the waters edge along the pathway is striking and instantly eye-catching as it leads one right into the image. The colors are so vivid and natural looking that it just makes for quite a pleasurable photo. Thanks for sharing another wonderfully presented picture of this town.
elenimavrandoni (5803) 2013-02-01 12:29
Hello John, the title is as attractive as the picture! A very lovely scenery with the "bateau-mouche" stealing the glory of this amazing image!
Great sharpness and a very challenging sky!
Have a great weekend!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122490)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-14
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-22 22:52