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These picture has been taken during a manifestation with old bikes, almost the first bike to circa 1950, of the International Veteran Cycle Association IVCA. all people were dressed in original clothes.
This couple comes out of France, the man in police uniform, the lady from the twenties with hat.
This everything middle of the city in Ghent on the "Korenmarkt"
I placed a second picture with an old bike with rider.
The International Veteran Cycle Association (IVCA) is an association of organizations and individuals, interested in vintage bicycles: riding, collecting, restoration, history and their role in society.
Statement of Purpose
The International Veteran Cycle Association is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the bicycle and bicycling and the enjoyment of the bicycle as a machine.
On 26th May 1986, at Lincoln ,UK, the International Veteran Cycle Association (IVCA in short) was formed by Veteran Cycle Clubs, Museums and Collectors of old pedal cycles and related objects from various countries.
The Objectives of the Association are:
To encourage interests and activities relating to all old human-powered vehicles of one or more wheels deriving from the velocipede tradition.
To support and encourage research and classification of their history and to act as a communication medium between
clubs, societies and museums world-wide on mutual matters relating to old cycles.To favor by Rallies, Meetings, Exhibitions, Sales and publications, the free circulation, to people of ideas concerning
cycles, cycling and related matters throughout the world. One rally each year is designated as the International Veteran
Cycle Rally (IVCR) and should aim to be the major international meeting of that year. The country hosting the rally is, responsible for the format of the rally, which may comprise of four or more days of activities.
In Ghent 4 days, a very interesting manifestation.
Thanks for viewing
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pajaran (66378) 2012-06-06 23:18
Dobro jutro, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak, gospodja sa policajcem.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.Dobar rad i kopozicija, moje cestitke.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Zeer interessant en goed artikel, met de gegeven informatie ...
Goede tijd, met mevrouw politieagent.
Goede scherpte, het contrast en de weergave van mooie kleuren.
Goed werk en samenstelling, mijn felicitaties.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Een mooi paar.
Heb een leuke en geslaagde dag, al de beste.
Good morning, sir.
Very interesting and good article, with the given data ...
Good time, with Mrs. policeman.
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, my congratulations.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
A nice pair.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-06-06 23:28
Hi John. What a great couple. Each of them is dressed in the best way. The friendly faces I like it a lot. This photo is perfectly complemented by the text. Really excellent. . Rgds, Wolfgang.
papagolf21 (110446) 2012-06-07 0:38
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Ce portrait est parfait ! J'aime le sourire retenu du gendarme avec sa jolie moustache, le regard rieur et la joie de porte l'uniforme.
Quant à la dame, elle est également parfaite dans son rôle.
Un très bel instantané d'une époque révolue !
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-06-07 0:51
excellent portrait picture of this pair in traditional costumes and very interesting note,which explains us perfectly the story.The image has superb clarity and very pleasant and natural colors.But what I like the most about your picture is the perfect moment you captured.I think that´s most important thing about portrait photography.And the moment you immortalized with their happy faces is just superb.
Have a nice day
bukitgolfb301 (45405) 2012-06-07 1:03
Hi dear John, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction.
Different from your usual subject but still remains great shot! Very happy and heartwarming shot indeed.
Wife's hand plays avery good role.
Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good day!
Many thanks and best regards,
Takero, from Tokyo
carlo62 (55798) 2012-06-07 1:06
un ritratto splendido, veramente di gran gusto, una coppia all'altezza della situazione.
Niente da dire sulle qualità tecniche, ho solo da imparare.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-06-07 1:14
Ah, les gendarmes à bicyclette...toute ma prime jeunesse! Joli double portrait qui nous ramène près de 100 ans en arrière.
Taha13 (0) 2012-06-07 1:21
Great photo,I like it.very well done.details are superb . TFS;Regards
pierrefonds (71745) 2012-06-07 4:38
The portrait has captured well the smilling expression of the couple and the details and colors of their clothings. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (19047) 2012-06-07 4:41
This is a good presentation of this couple with their costumes. The expressions are effective and the tigh framing is a good choice. The sharpness and colors are remarquable.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-06-07 4:41
The former policeman uniform and dress, these are very becoming to French participants. The portrait is fun, well framed and excellent quality. I also like the high-wheeler. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (89313) 2012-06-07 5:35
Un très beau portrait. Ils semblent bien fiers d'être en compagnie l'un de l'autre et de poser fièrement dans leur beaux vêtements d'époque.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-06-07 6:54
Beautiful light and high contrast.
Congratulations for sharing.
mohammad_H (10126) 2012-06-07 6:54
نگاه جذاب و نافذ .نجابت و اصالت همراه با نگاه مهربان و لبخند رضایت
لباسهای زیبای سنتی و قدیمی
وضوح خوب.نور مناسب.رنگهای زیبا
Fascinating and penetrating look. Nobility and originality with gentle eyes and a smile of satisfaction
Beautiful traditional and old clothes
Good resolution. Proper light. Beautiful colors
Nicou (152118) 2012-06-07 7:39
Un beua policier français et sa dame quelle prestence quelle vue comme il est fier et la dame a une très belle robe sueprbe double portrait géanil.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-06-07 7:49
Amazingly beautiful portait of this couple dressed in this original clothes. An execution of this image is brilliantly perfect. Colors, sharpness, clarity od details are fabulous. I love it a lot. AWESOME WORK !!!!
All the best,
AliMoein (780) 2012-06-07 8:07
Hi Dear JOHN
Very beautiful portrait photo
This photo was a very good clarity and exposure
All the best
tyro (26142) 2012-06-07 8:24
A very interesting note and a fine photograph demonstrating two people dressed appropriately for the 1920s - a lady in a very fine dress and flowery bonnet with a very friendly-looking gendarme! Are all Belgian policemen so friendly?
A lovely portrait with perfectly natural flesh colours, sharply portrayed in good contrast to the nicely out of focus background. Perfect exposure and lovely colours too.
cornejo (47302) 2012-06-07 9:15
Hi John, I love this charming portrait of a couple of other times, a good picture technically perfect. My congratulations for this very good job excellently done. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend my friend.
Best regards and best wishes.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-06-07 9:16
Hello John! An scene with amazing portraits and informations you have caught a very spontaneous and fresh scene, in a very special atmosphere. A good quality of image, a great sharpness a very interesting composition.Nice work. Perfect theme about the daily life
Have a nice day.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-06-07 12:28
Plus franchouillard, cela ne se fait pas!!!
macjake (73063) 2012-06-07 16:59
thanks for the WS photo too, i really enjoyed that one.
seeing the large wheeled bike is cool :)
in this photo, its amazingly clear, sharp and well illuminated. The man on the right seems to be very proud :)
a very attractive scene.
thanks for this one
Alco (7537) 2012-06-07 21:10
Very nice portrait of this couple.I like very much their old costumes.They seem very proud to be photographed by you.Very sharp details and very nice colors.Very well done.
Graal (103038) 2012-06-07 23:17
nice portraits, fine smiles, faces and costumes. Good DOF and composition. An interesting note and WS also.
Have a nice day.
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-06-08 3:04
Very sympathetic couple.Nice colors.I'm sorry because my daily limit is full so ı can't give mark.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-06-08 4:15
Nice shoot of this couple with great expressions.Very nice POV and details.Great framework!Well done,
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (97742) 2012-06-08 4:33
Amazing double portrait with perfect layout and nice framing.
Many interesting details and perfect usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-06-08 9:12
This police reminds of the movies with Peter Sellers as a French policeman. Awesome capture of this couple who look very happy. Good lighting and good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
jemaflor (103719) 2012-06-08 11:14
Funny and well taken, perfect frame and sharpness, well made.
Fis2 (107518) 2012-06-08 11:51
Wonderful "duo" portrait.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
I like it.
dkmurphys (65204) 2012-06-08 13:25
Very picturesque faces taken like from another time. Well seen, enjoy the weekend.
aliabazari (16304) 2012-06-08 22:46
Deux très beau portrait avec un éclairage génial. Eh bien fait.
En ce qui concerne
baddori (20161) 2012-06-08 23:35
Il képi della polizia ed esercito francese.
Famosissimo ...io ne ho uno per carnevale.
Un bellissimo ritratto ed una manifestazione di auto storiche importante.
ikeharel (79263) 2012-06-09 2:37
A superb portrait of the policeman and his wife, in uniform and traditional dress, John, thewy seem like happy couple doing what they enjoy doing.
Saw the WS as well, lovely festival.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (154217) 2012-06-09 5:28
Ciao John, lovely douple portrait of interesting couple, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Buin (42522) 2012-06-09 10:06
A really wonderful double portrait of this amiable couple. You placed them skillfully in front of that blurred background, in front of this beautiful old facade. I like the eye contact very much - and all the worth seeing details which one can detect in the picture!
Greetings from rather cool Westphalia. Have a nice weekend!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-09 11:02
a fascinating double portrait with attractive composition and lovely details, the realization is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Didi (60590) 2012-06-09 11:59
Bonjour mon cher John
Intéressante ambiance des fifties, un portrait humoristique de ce couple.
Le monsieur était déguisé en gendarme; l'uniforme de la police est différent.
En France les gendarmes sont des militaires de formation.
clic (18560) 2012-06-09 12:13
Ze couple français poses proudly so we can see the minute details on thier costumes and the composed expressions of by then for a portrait without motion blur!
I saw your picture of the unicycle; it's outstanding too!
Those two posters make up most-interesting historic documents
gildasjan (43824) 2012-06-09 12:33
Un joli couple dont les sourires sont bien figés pendant cette pose.De très bonnes textures sur la moustache de ce gendarme!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2012-06-10 0:58
Ca c'est une image très drôle. Super netteté, belle lumière et belle mise en scène.
On est comme ça en France ?
sacimar (29017) 2012-06-10 4:03
this is a good portrait of this french couple, I like their face expressions. Details are excellent, it's a good image,
josepmarin (58359) 2012-06-10 5:00
it is a magnificent portrait, I like this couple with their disguises of epoch, which poses for you very professionally, in an image very sharp and very well illuminated. The moustache of the gendarme looks very authentic. It is a very interesting work, executed perfectly.
PS: thank you very much for your comment at my website.
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-06-10 6:45
Beautiful portrait of this interesting couple. Excellent presentation including the interesting note.
All the best,
kato (11630) 2012-06-10 8:31
This is an interesting portrait, so it's interesting and impressive to see a traditional French police uniform and elegant/classic woman costume in twenties in International Veteran Cycle Association. They both are a good expression. Well composed and excellent tone/clarity.
Have a nice Monday.
gunbud (34066) 2012-06-10 17:58
What a fine duo you have found for this fine historic image.
Warm smiles and comfort in their costumes comes out beautifully in this fine portrait work.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-10 20:51
The man looks so proud and happy to be photographed. Excellent POV and with crisp, clear and sharp details. Perfect color and light management. Great job here John!!
TFS........Your Friend from California.........Buddy
ChrisJ (119013) 2012-06-11 1:19
A superb dual portrait of this obliging couple dressed in historic French period costumes of the 1920's. Excellent tight framing & superb sharpness and use of a narrow dof. Good density, lighting contrasts & graphism. The reflections off their glasses have been handled well. Tfs!
lousat (98367) 2012-06-11 4:22
Salut John,j'aime beaucoup ces manifestations,elles sont toujours une tres jolie opportunite' pour capturer des personnages interessantes et originales,ta photo est simplement super,et aussi la qualite' est au top comme d'habitude! Mes compliments et belle semaine,Luciano
dip (23892) 2012-06-11 5:30
great portrait of the couple,
clarity,sharpness and lighting are fantastic!
I also like your photo in WS,
tedesse (25135) 2012-06-11 5:37
Fantastic portrait of cyclists in the age costumes.
Excellent light and colors. Very nicely done.
Have a nice day
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-06-11 5:56
Nice clear portrait with just enough surrounding detail to give the flavour of the costumes. Love the expressions.
jmdias (69298) 2012-06-11 7:33
curious and interesting event where people are dressed like in the past. I liked the sharpness, framing and light of this nice portrait. nice job.
adramad (50002) 2012-06-11 8:14
A fabulous portrait on this couple, they look great satisfaction with their costumes for this celebration.
The clarity is superb and we can see every detail of their clothing, light and color as always manicured and perfect. Great job, I like it.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-06-11 8:30
nice couple with characteristic dresses. good colors light and sharpness.
ourania (51103) 2012-06-11 10:32
a lovely portrait of the couple delighted and proud to be posing for you. The slightly blurry but still well defined background offers depth and a great setting for the two heroes. Sharpness is excellent and along with the lovely natural colours and textures makes the portrait very vivid and interesting. Light managemenht is superb. I like very much their closeness enhanced by the tight framing, their eagerness and directness in front of your lens. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a good evening,
raszid62 (18515) 2012-06-11 10:43
A brilliant portrait - a police officer with curly mustache and an old woman in the bygone era downtimes. Very fit together. The policeman with a very nice, friendly smile probably no one fears, even the villains. Excellent image quality.
abmdsudi (58302) 2012-06-12 4:46
This is superb close-up portraits of a charming couple illustrating the intensity comes from their eyes. Fantastic image full of character, detail and feeling and what a lovely photo a real feel good image with super colours and a good description too and I like how they're absorbed in one another. The expressions on their faces say so much and finish this off nicely. Lovely photo, Great works
Excellent additional picture too:
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-06-12 5:02
Ola John ,
Um bom retrato deste casal vestido a rigor dos anos 50 , fizeram um belo sorriso para ti :), os detalhes das roupas estão magníficos , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
mirosu (16273) 2012-06-12 5:03
A very well balanced and beautiful image in respect of composition, color combination, light and well optimized crop. The slightly shallow depth of field is integral in separating the couple from the house facade, and more importantly, allowing the couple to remain the excellent focal point. Very well done John.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-06-12 9:06
Wonderful portrait, John! These two are clearly proud of their participation in the event and happy to show off their costumes - good DOF showing some detail of the buildings behind them, and nice close-up framing of the couple themselves. I'd love to see more photos of the old bicycles as well.
agulberk (3794) 2012-06-12 20:42
Hello Dear John
Very nice portrait of a a lovely couple with nostalgic and traditional dresses and uniform . smiling expresion of their faces are very warm and sincerely.
Good composition and excellent presentation.
have a nice day
Selamlar ve sevgiler
danos (103216) 2012-06-13 0:52
Good morning John,
nice the portrait of the couple as wearing the traditional dresses and taking place in the IVCA.
I like the clarity of the image with the light and the colour management to are so well captured.
Have a good day,danos
claudeD (41890) 2012-06-13 10:18
Very fone portrait shot of this couple. I like the friendly faces of the persons. Verygood contribution to TE. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Hansaphotos (8757) 2012-06-13 10:28
This is an excellent photo of the couple dressed up in old fashion clothes and uniform. A very interesting text to accompany the photo. Superb sharpness and a nice blurred bg. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
berek (50508) 2012-06-13 12:39
Very sympathetic couple. I like smily face and your good portrait.
Have a nice evening.
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-06-13 14:16
Bel doppio ritratto di due personaggi indiscutibilmente affascinanti, eseguito col consueto gusto, eleganza e sensibilità, e con la proverbiale qualità. I miei complimenti.
Un caro saluto
williewhistler (16496) 2012-06-14 5:04
Hello John, such a charming portrait,reminiscent of an age long ago when life seemed to be less stressful and much more tolerant.
The couple are both beautifully dressed and well prepared to the finest detail,your photograph does them full justice.Congratulations on a splendid photograph.
Best regards Les.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-06-14 9:18
A beautiful portrait of this lovely couple in traditional costume. They look so elegant and I can see the pride on the man's face. The colors , sharpness and light are exceptional. Looks like a very loving couple.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-06-14 11:20
Great douple portrait of interesting couple with their nice costumes, excellent clarity and good light. Well done,
vasilpro (41661) 2012-06-14 22:18
Wonderful double portrait, excellent light management, beautiful colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
agjika (3177) 2012-06-17 11:47
Technically this portait is superb as usual but it is the expression on the man's face that is absolutely fantastic.
Really good stuff!
Thanks for sharing
chrislo (4097) 2012-06-17 14:56
Terug naar de Belle Epoque met een prachtig dubbelportret van dit sympathieke stel dat erin toestemde om voor jou te poseren. De twee hebben een fotogenieke kop dat je perfect in beeld hebt gebracht. De joviale gelaatsuitdrukking van de politieagent met zijn martiale snor springt echt naar voren en draagt ook bij tot het succes van de foto. Heel mooi om te zien hoe het vroeger was. Het doet me denken aan de Trammelant in De Haan. De goed gekozen achtergrond laat die mensen goed uitkomen. De kwaliteit van de foto is zoals we gewoon zijn van je: voortreffelijk !
Fijne dagen gewenst voor de komende week.
Angshu (56760) 2012-06-17 21:47
Dag dear John
A nice double portrait of the French couple. They look proud & gone back in ages with the dress they wear. The man wears the gendarme uniform as I think. Nice & charming colours & accurate focus
Hanssie (10886) 2012-06-19 22:38
Wat een prachtige hoofden, John:-))
En... wat een prachtige scherpte hier in deze foto !
polpo56 (15144) 2012-06-21 23:35
the combination of the two characters, dressed like 100 years ago, is really nice and original. I also like the way they ask yourself smiling for the camera.
Picture of good technical level.
ValS (92) 2012-06-23 2:09
Another great portrait! I like all of your photos, but most of all - portraits. This time you again managed to show almost full life history of these people in one shot! Amazing characters. Good composition and depth of field create strong accent on faces. Ideal ligt conditions - soft shadows, nice colours.
serp2000 (45970) 2012-06-30 10:17
Hmm, amazing double portrait. Good illustration of your note. Good stiliztion of 1950th. perfect quality, vivid colours.
My photo of Milano has been deleted by Admin. Reason: I put the letters over the picture. I see your logo as the top photo. You need to be careful. )))
gus72 (3719) 2012-07-21 18:54
Hi John !!
it is a joy to look at this picture....everything is right !!!
They look so proud and happy. It is a credit that you spotted them & got them ready
without loosing the spontaneity of the moment.
Sharp image with nice colours.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-07-30 5:56
It seems like a perfect picture .... other times, but the 'recent uniform brings us to today's reality. The photo was taken in a professional and beautiful in all its features. Great job. Thanks for sharing ... Marino
danyy (0) 2012-08-01 23:50
tu as le chic pour nous dépeindre les gens pittoresque et atypiques par rapport à notre époque.
Bien cadrés de près, ces personnages se prêtent bien au jeu de photographe.
My best regards.
fabbs99 (17179) 2012-08-23 21:29
Crisp and sharp image of the french couple in tradional attires.Nice framing and good perspective with a useful note.
fritzi007 (12518) 2013-01-05 7:33
sie können auf dieses Foto sehr stolz sein, wirklich sehr gut gelungen, gratuliere!
Wünsche Ihnen ein schönes Wochenende
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-02-20 12:57
A very interesting and informative note to accompany a very elegant and traditional couple!
Great detail on their outfits, very greatly composed picture!
all the best,
mcmtanyel (29752) 2013-06-19 21:51
Since I am not a people-photographer, I appreciate people-photos of high quality like this one. Excellent composition, exquisite light & color management. I love the slightly blurred background!
Vasa (515) 2013-11-15 16:07
I like it John. And I finish this day with these two kind smiling. All compliments friend!
jcpix (13950) 2014-10-16 16:25
I guess it's safe to say, this is a period photo...it's fun to see the attire worn during that era, and on proud display from this couple. A nice portrait depicting the event and era, and the gentlemans simple smile is what really makes this engaging. A colorful background too, which acts a pleasant compliment to this lovely pair. Without your notes, I would have never guessed there was any association with bicycles, which makes this image all the more interesting. enjoy the new day. Take care.
Matyas (0) 2015-04-17 2:46
Hello John! Amazing pair. Fine people. Very happpy people. Superb faces. Fantastic smiles. Interesting uniforms. Superb glasses. Good double portrait. Well done!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (161013)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-19
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-06 23:06