Two young people out of the group “Klopperdansers” no not an couple, alone for these picture.
I hope that the most members this picture find better than the previous photograph.
I hope you like it.
About the group
De Donkse Klopperdans vzw' is a Flemish traditional folkdance group, founded in 1978. You can find us all over Europe as 'Ambassador of Flemish Art'. We enjoy our public with a various program of mostly typically Flemish dances. We live in Maldegem-Donk, near Bruges, Flanders, Belgium. Frequently, you can find us on the Europeade. That's an event in some European city, where several groups out of every region of Europe meet and dance a whole week long. It is the place to meet different cultures, arts, ... It's impossible to describe the atmosphere you find out there. On that festival, you can meet Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, German, French, Irish, Russian, Estonian, Bulgarian, ... groups. It 's worthwhile to join one of the Europeades to see the many differences in all cultures, but also to see how all the groups meet in dance, enthusiasm, and fun. We already enjoyed the Europeades in Horsens (DK 1993), Frankenberg (D 1994), Valencia (SP 1995), Turin (I 1996), Martigny (S 1997), Rennes (F 1998), Bayreuth (D 1999),Horsens (DK 2000) and Zamorra (SP 2001). In 2002, the Europeade visited our own Flanders in the city of Antwerp,last year it was Quimper in Bretagne (F )and in 2006, Zamora in Spain was the place to be. Besides the Europeade, we also did international performances in Wierden (NL), St-Pierre-Les-Elboefs (FR), Lampertheim (D), Ermont (FR) and lots of performances in our own Flemish neighborhood. Our group has about 120 members, spread out over several different age-classes. The child group is named 'Katootje', and was founded in 1980. The name of the adult group is 'De Donkse Klopperdans', this name has been derived from our dialect. 'Klopper' means 'wooden shoe', 'Klopperdansers' means 'dancers on wooden shoes'. As our name requests, some of the dances in our program are performed on wooden shoes. We also have a music group, without them it wouldn't be possible to be a good representative of Flemish dance art. In our latest provincial contest, we received the second highest category. A jury classified our group in the second highest category. They quoted choreography, dancing, music, ... So, that's a good indication to know what you can expect if you invite our group for some festival or other activity. The clothing we wear are traditional Flemish clothes. The male wear a dark grey suit, the female wear a white-dark red combination
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trekks (14348) 2009-06-07 10:03
Very nice smiling expression of the pair in this portrait shot, with red color :) I think the boy is in focus but the girl is slightly OOF. Perhaps f/16?
Nice to see they are happy to be photographed.
peppe59 (14555) 2009-06-07 10:28
beautifulst this image, great resolution. Always perfect your photos. salutes
mesutilgim (95834) 2009-06-07 10:35
Very nice double portrait with good pov and nice light.
Very good and usefull notes as well
TFS and best regards
rodgerg (55767) 2009-06-07 10:50
Goed avond John,
Un excellent double portrait. Le cadrage est très bon et les deux jeuns occupent bien l'espace disponible dans ce format carré. Le regard pétillant, plein de joie des deux jeunes est très bien capté.
yedirenk (11244) 2009-06-07 11:08
Hi Dear John,
very lovely two portraits with smiling expressions.colours,sharpness and framed are excellent.very nice and very healthy faces.a beautiful moment from life,friendly..well done.TFS
nirvana73 (0) 2009-06-07 11:15
Hello Dear John
very nice double portrait
very nice faces and smiles
good frame and presentation
thanks for sharing and explanations
alvaraalto (16282) 2009-06-07 11:19
Mooi dubbelportret. Hij heeft van die geinige sproeten, zij kijkt guitig en lijkt bovendien op onze buurvrouw, maar is wel een stuk jonger en zij heeft volgens mij geen klompen.
Buin (42468) 2009-06-07 12:37
Good evening, John!
An optimistic photo - and an interesting note! It's good to know that young people still are interested in these traditions. A beautiful shot!
Greetings from cool Germany - and have a good week!
stego (24132) 2009-06-07 12:42
It looks like you are so good at compo portraits as you are with landscapes. Along with those smiles and colourful scarfs, it's a very attractive image.
jmdias (65587) 2009-06-07 13:02
it is a nice portrait, the couple is nice in the image. watching the miniature I thought the guy was a boy.hahaha. nice the light, sharpness and framing, people are posing in a natural way, what is nice for this kind of work.
bracasha75 (24589) 2009-06-07 14:17
Sweet couple in this shot
Excellent sharpnes and quality
bakes888 (18499) 2009-06-07 14:59
Hi John. Nice portrait, wonderful natural smiles and good costumes. Nice handling of shallow focus to separate them from the BG. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week, Paul.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-06-07 16:37
Excellent portrait! The colours and the details are impressive!
jwmunro (286) 2009-06-07 17:42
Good evening John -
A very nice portrait for sure. I like the devious smile on the young girls face as well as her eye contact with the camera. As a couple they seem to be made for each other even though they are just members of a dance troop. The diffused lighting is perfect with no distracting shadows to worry about. I think this is a top notch portrait John - well done! Bravo!
Thank you for sharing
ChrisJ (116108) 2009-06-07 19:14
Unusual to see a portrait from you, & it's a good one. Excellent use of a shallow dof, with superb colour & sharpness. I like the oposing eye contacts: The man is looking away, & there is direct gaze from the woman. Tfs!
gneufeld (15890) 2009-06-07 19:28
I am taken by the innoscent beauty of this young couple - warm, friendly, and youthful - nice. And photographically, a fine capture with nice light and perfect skin tones and colors. TFS. Gerald
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-06-07 19:50
Very nice portrait image of the two young people, Nice capture of the expressions on there face, Excellent clarity and lighting. Great job John.
cbrman (21675) 2009-06-07 22:11
Un joli portrait de ces 2 personnes ! Les visages sont intéressants car très jovials ! J'aime bien ce sourire en coin !
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-06-07 23:40
Beautiful double portrait, very well caught.
She is looking you !
Magnificent details, fine colours and low DOF
TFS and have a nice week
raszid62 (18515) 2009-06-07 23:41
Very nice this portrait of these both young. These freckles on boy's face very pleasant. Bright picture.
jjcordier (79297) 2009-06-07 23:49
Beau double portrait avec une luminosité excellente et un cadrage très intéressant.
danyy (0) 2009-06-07 23:57
un portrait sympathique des gens du pays, sous de bonnes lumières et avec les costumes traditionnels. Je suis tellement heureux de retrouver encore des tradtion dans notre pays qui perd toute son identité.
C'est le point fort de cette photo pour moi.
John_F_Kennedy (43669) 2009-06-08 0:43
Excellent shot. The expression on their faces is wonderful. Well done.
Amaz (11475) 2009-06-08 1:31
Nice portrait of this singers / dancers!!
Good composition and right moment!!
snunney (101706) 2009-06-08 1:35
A fine dual portrait of these young people. Their expressions are well captured. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Dpbours (222) 2009-06-08 4:13
Een mooi stel, maar de buitenlanders onder ons krijgen wel weer een verkeerd beeld over Nederlanders :-). Oh, ik zie nu pas dat het Belgische klompendansers zijn. Gelukkig bestaat dat dus ook hahaha.
NB: De depth of focus had iets breder mogen zijn, want de dame is een beetje soft.
josepmarin (58359) 2009-06-08 8:47
A magnificent portrait, in a close-up with a great quality of image and excellent details.
The informative note is impressive, and connects perfectly with the photo.
I like the traditional Flemish clothes of these two members of the group.
An interesting and nice work.
bona (13737) 2009-06-08 11:15
Very funny faces. They look to me a fantasy children bok characters. Good portrait.
Fis2 (100734) 2009-06-08 13:09
Good duo portrait.
I like the frame and natural colors.
bukitgolfb301 (42966) 2009-06-08 14:06
Hello my dear John
Nice framework and cropping as usual.
Square format for this double portrait is very pleasant and comfortable.
Congratulation on your great shot !
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
sacimar (26879) 2009-06-08 14:30
good picture.. I danced for 20 years in a folckloric group in Spain... my group won the europeade in Germany years ago! I like your picture and your note very much, TFS
berek (50504) 2009-06-08 20:19
yes I like it. nice double portrait. smiley face look so cute. thanks for note. greetings.
pierrefonds (68143) 2009-06-09 4:42
The portrait point of view has well the joyfull expression of the persons. The picture is clear and sharp. The subject is well framed. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (146725) 2009-06-09 9:32
Ciao John, lovely double portrait with nice expressions, very well done, bravo, ciao Silvio
gildasjan (43654) 2009-06-09 11:06
Elle est belle la vie.Beaucoup de bonheur dans ce carré.
jemaflor (99123) 2009-06-09 11:46
Well framed these portraits, perfect focus on the faces, well teh capture of the smile of this girl, well done.
danos (99870) 2009-06-09 13:12
nice the portrait of the young couple of the Klopperdansers group.I like their pose in front of your lens,as the perfect management of the light.Well done.
paololg (31448) 2009-06-09 13:55
Ciao dear John,
pleasant double portrait, with two interesting expressions, different among them, but that they inspire both liking and optimism. Superb photographic quality, especially in the definition of the details, as they are always your beautiful photos. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!
john1 (4028) 2009-06-09 14:07
Goed avond john,
un jolis portrait avec un grand pov et de jolie lumière. sa respire la bonne humeur.
Graal (103034) 2009-06-09 23:58
very nice portrait of young couple. Good DOF and colours. Well done photo. I like it.
nwoehnl (122) 2009-06-10 4:07
Nice dual portrait, John. Interesting expressions captured in natural colors, and the shallow DOF sets them off well from the background.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-06-10 5:10
Hi John,Two portraits beautiful in composition vertical frame and imprinting great resolution. Always perfect your photos Good their expression and beautiful note a work that impresses
Giorgio (11279) 2009-06-10 7:58
- Sympathique double portrait John, ces jeunes sont souriants et respirent la bonne santé et la bonne humeur, le garçon avec ses taches de rousseur et très caractéristique, en tout cas bravo, c'est une image très réussie !
parbo (11092) 2009-06-10 18:27
I liked their splendid expressions while young lady building eye contact with you. Splendid clarity and sharpness with excellent usage of shallow focus. Natural colors and clarity are just wonderful under good light. Congratulations.
luighi (5297) 2009-06-11 3:12
Hi jhon ,
magnifico doble retrato amigo.La expresion facial del chico es genial.muy buena nitidez y definicion .Colores perfectos.
Xalkida (11744) 2009-06-11 4:17
Nice double portrait with great colors and lighting.
papagolf21 (103834) 2009-06-11 4:49
Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Cela fait plaisir de voir des jeunes perdurer les traditions ancestrales de leur pays !
Il faut perpétuer ces souvenirs qui sont nos racines.
Très beau portrait de ce jeune couple pour l'occasion.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-06-11 5:17
Ces deux jeunes font, au moins pour la photo, un joli couple. J'aime ce double portrait et l'air malicieux de la fille. La jeunesse et la joie de vivre transparait dans ces visages.
argycon (2769) 2009-06-11 7:01
Excellent portrait of the joyfull couple!!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-06-11 7:19
The least which one can say, it is that beyond its excellent quality, it is a very pleasant and alive image. Peaceful smiling faces bring a little comfort and encouragement in this current noxious environment on TE. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
Nicou (145224) 2009-06-11 8:21
Superbe portrqait de ces eux jeune, quelle belle image, elle esquisse un sourrier, il a de belle tache de rousseur, merveilleux.
Brqavo et amitié
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-06-11 13:11
excellent double portrait of these two young boys. I like a lot their expression and the fantastic colours in this shot.
A really superb image.
Waylim (25502) 2009-06-12 0:45
Lovely double portrait, I like the cheerfulness, the young and energetic and friendly faces. It feel comfortable and very warm and welcoming. Love the details on the boys face with very cute fleckles. Thanks I make me smile looking at this photo.
Longroute (19396) 2009-06-12 1:44
I was away from TE for a while and I'm going to leave again soon. As I explain in my last post note I'll be sailing with my boat so It will be difficult to be active in Te during the summer months.
I wanted to say good-bye to your and wish you a wonderful summer holidays.
serp2000 (44720) 2009-06-12 7:14
Impressive double portrait! Amuse freckled face. Superb!
An interesting note, good idea to present a local folksdance group.
Have a nice weekend!
delkoo (68) 2009-06-12 9:05
This is a lovely photo. The exposure and focus are perfect.I also like the natural colors as well as their expressions.
xuaxo (6846) 2009-06-12 11:28
Good portrait. The girl notice you ;-)
Interesting story about the Europeade.
UlfE (14641) 2009-06-12 11:29
A wonderful double portrait of this young couple. I love the happy smiles on their faces that convey entusiasm for what for what they are doing. TFS and have nice weekend!
dip (23890) 2009-06-12 11:42
beautiful portrait of two young people,
amazing clarity and sharpness!
ElAprendiz (30) 2009-06-12 19:47
The sharpness and detail in the faces of this young couple, is remarkable.
A portrait very well established, with a perfect frame and visible colors. Excellent, my friend.
batalay (39281) 2009-06-12 20:38
Hello Dear John,
I like the double portrait of the two young people. It is well composed and colorful, with very good resolution. I wish we could see and hear their performance.
chinchini (31529) 2009-06-13 2:57
Une image double portrait de qualité avec ce jeune couple au léger sourire.
Très belle réalisation accompagnée comme toujours d'une excellente note.
bostankorkulugu (42452) 2009-06-13 9:26
lovely portrait of these kids in traditional clothes... i wish the guy was looking at you as well as the focus is in his eyes... all the best john... korkut
leontaras (385) 2009-06-13 12:32
I hope this two happy faces are Boy scouts....
George Leontaras '- )
bobocortis (16026) 2009-06-14 5:10
This portrait is amazing as usual for you. High sharpened, colorful, well enlighten.
A great shot, full of life.
mikeo (12129) 2009-06-14 14:18
It seems to be just a simple photo of two people but it has amazing climate, it's so fresh, faces are so nice, with nice smiles...
Emile (20352) 2009-06-15 12:41
Very good portrait with the two young couple, nice smiles in both of them, great colors and light. Your POV and frame are wonderful.
Angshu (56760) 2009-06-15 23:08
Very nice double portrait here. The point of focussing is bit too fine IMO & the girl is slightly OOF, especially when I compare with the pinsharp image of the boy in the FG. Two very contrasting faces pictured here. Well done John!
Didi (60588) 2009-06-17 14:43
Bonjour mon cher John
Intéressant cadrage serré sur ce jeune couple.
Je note aussi une intéressante diagonale qui relie les visages.
D'autant plus que la netteté est parfaite.
JCG (35129) 2009-06-19 9:03
Deux belles expressions d'enthousiasme sur cette photo qui montre bien leur attachement à ce groupe que tu nous décris dans ta note intéresante. Encore un bien joli portrait où la bonne netteté de l'image les met bien en valeur. Bien vu John.
Avec toutes mes amitiés et un très bon WE,
paura (47186) 2009-06-22 17:46
Lindo retrato aqui apresentado, com excelente ajuste de exposição e iluminação. O ângulo de tomada, meio que inclinado, ficou também muito bom. Beleza de trabalho.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-06-23 10:23
Que belo retracto de mestre :) , o sorriso dos dois está magnifico , gostei muito dos detalhes e do enquadramento da foto , bom ponto de focagem , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
belido (19934) 2009-06-25 4:22
this is a lovely portrait. Their expression and naturality please me a lot. Framing, crop and dof complete this great photojob. Very well done!
mkamionka (38393) 2009-07-06 1:50
very nice portrait. I am curious if they have typical local faces?
It is a bit pity that you cut so close -may be it would be better to see more of their traditional clothes?
Portrais are too difficult for me: people are moving and making faces, I prefer nature or architecture for that reason...
However I often regret that I don't try enough.
Disabled_A (0) 2009-07-06 22:52
very good portrait, you captured a very good, nice moment at the right POV. I like the sense of depth in the photo, and it's also nice that the red details of their clothes enliven the image :) They are looking in different directions (one of them - at the photographer) which makes the photo dynamic and also a bit humorous - with a good mood, with a smile :)
thaprem (2558) 2009-07-29 4:23
A very unusual Portrayal from you John...
The pleasantness of the Landscapes you do is reverberating here also.
Your picks for your subjects are always wonderful.
Hanssie (10852) 2009-07-31 2:02
Geweldig helder en scherp portret !
Leuk voor deze mensen ook:-))
JanD (0) 2009-08-19 2:42
Wonderful pair, nice faces, very nice smiles. GOod double portrait. Perfect shot.
pajaran (62548) 2010-05-02 21:22
Dobro jutro, sunce je vec najavilo novi dan.
Vesela lica i pogled dali su novu nadu za bolje sutra ...
Kod nas ima dosta grupa koje neguju tradiciju i folklor, nastupaju u celom svetu i imaju mnoga priznanja i nagrade.
Odlican trenuta, dobre boje i lepa fotografija, cestitam na trenutku snimka, mnogo mi se svidja vas rad.
Imajte lep dan i pocetak nove nedelje, zeli vam Paja.
Goedemorgen, de zon had al aangekondigd een nieuwe dag.
Vrolijke gezicht en een blik die zij gaf nieuwe hoop voor een betere toekomst ...
In ons land zijn er vele groepen die zich inzetten voor de traditie en folklore, het uitvoeren van over de hele wereld en hebben vele onderscheidingen en prijzen.
Uitstekende huidige, goede kleur en mooie foto's, van harte gefeliciteerd met het tijdstip van opname, een veel Ik hou van je werk.
Houd een leuke dag en het begin van een nieuwe week, wil je Paja.
Good morning, the sun had already announced a new day.
Cheerful face and look they gave new hope for a better tomorrow ...
With us there are plenty of groups that foster the tradition and folklore, performing all over the world and have many awards and prizes.
Excellent current, good color and beautiful photos, congratulations on the time of recording, a lot I like your work.
Keep a nice day and the beginning of a new week, wants you Paja.
riclopes (35577) 2010-07-09 1:52
Olá John, wonderful double portrait. He has a lovely face and we can only smile back at her smile. Excellent details and sharpness, specially on him, good use of shallow dof to make them stand out from the background.
Urs (14082) 2010-08-02 20:18
A very nice portrait shot you two young Belgians oh sorry Flamish would be more correct. Perfect framing and execution. Well done. Thanks for your critique.
kordinator (20919) 2010-10-19 1:17
Great dual portrait composition.
Very nice faces and smiles.
Nice colors and light,fine blured background.
Good frame and presentation.
Respect my friend
quillo (11856) 2011-03-22 11:48
Hola John ..........
color and definition perfect,
the expressions of his faces the best thing.
ourania (47844) 2014-04-03 8:34
this double portrait is very appealing and interesting. One of the children is looking straight to the lens, the other one is looking away but is aware of your attention and his rigid posture and subtle smile prove this, in my opinion. I like very much how you've captured their attitudes and how they complement each other in many ways. Depth and sharpness are excellent and the colours are so natural and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mcmtanyel (24567) 2015-12-25 21:37
One can see their pride in what they are doing on their faces. Great portrait, TFS!
COSTANTINO (66581) 2016-06-25 1:30
Hello dear John and have a nice time
I visited your gallery today carefully
looking at your photos one by one
I chose this photo with the young couple
because I liked the expression of their faces
a portrait is difficult enough but you did
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (155330)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-03
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon Macro 100mmUSM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-07 9:58