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These picture has been taken in a nice nature area from Sijsele 6 km of Bruges, during a bike trip together with my wife, we found these nice narrow road between the splendid autumn leaves of the trees, also a very nice carpet of leaves on the ground.
Small history of Rijkevelde nature.
Rijkevelde is situated on the border between sand and sandy loam and is consequently never been rich farmland.
There grew heather and grazing sheep. The plantation of conifers soured the ground and to top it all off the Belgian army used the forest as shooting cum forced landing runway even at night.
By the reduction of military activity and partial protection by Natuurpunt VZW is the recently back in the right direction. There are again moorland and a botanical garden planted, a deciduous species with regional as and drove nice as on the picture
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besnard (52189) 2012-11-19 22:56
Une belle image automnale avec une excelente prise qui donne beaucoup de profondeur.
Bravo et bonne journée.
finlay (1549) 2012-11-19 22:59
Excellent choice of pov. The view between the two lines of tall trees provides for a great seNse of perspective, and the thick ground covering of leaves gives a great display of autumnal colour. Very good.
REZA_V (700) 2012-11-19 23:42
Beautiful and interesting shot of an autumn forest. Excellent composition and lighting done. Too good
carlo62 (28305) 2012-11-19 23:58
uno splendido viale autunnale, i colori di stagione sono tutti racchiusi in questa foto, bellissimo il punto illuminato dove ci conduce il viale, una metafora all'arrivo della primavera dopo un lungo cammino.
papagolf21 (83432) 2012-11-20 0:19
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Quelle belle allée royale au tapis de feuilles mortes.
Les arbres sembler vouloir former une haie d'honneur à la fin de saison automnale.
Très belle perspective avec l'orée au bout du chemin.
Royaldevon (26767) 2012-11-20 1:08
Good Morning John,
Your shot benefits from this excellent viewpoint, guiding the viewers ever deeper, leisurely absorbing the details of colour and textures, whilst creating a fine sense of perspective.
Have a lovely day,
timecapturer (45587) 2012-11-20 2:47
a glorious autumn shot this. Inviting, enticing and beautiful. I love the perspective here and the golden light at the end of nature's tunnel is compelling. Executed superbly and a striking presentation. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
sabermonajati (8959) 2012-11-20 2:59
fascinating autumnal paysage with wonderful perspective you captured.
siudzi (32639) 2012-11-20 3:31
You have found a really beautiful place for taking this pic. The red carpet looks extremely attractive and the light at the end of the free tunnel is a great advantage of the composition. Very well done.
jacquest (18227) 2012-11-20 3:54
I like this long road between the trees and the deepness it creates with the endless carpet of leaves. The autumn mood is very present and your capture is very well done.
snunney (79973) 2012-11-20 4:04
It's good to see that this lovely countryside is being allowed to revert to its natural state. I like this composition with its long deep perspective. Beautiful warm autumn tones to be seen in the treetops and on the forest floor. A pleasantly lit image with very good clarity.
pajaran (48889) 2012-11-20 4:34
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na drvece i opalo lisce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano drvece i opalo lisce.
Lepe boje lisca.
Lepo mesto za setnju i rekreaciju.
Lepa priroda u jesen.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
A nice view of the trees and foliage ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice trees and demonstrated foliage.
Beautiful colored leaves.
Nice place for walking and recreation.
Beautiful nature in autumn.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-11-20 5:26
Ola John ,
Brutal este corredor de árvores com estas folhas vermelhas no chão , sem duvida uma bela foto de outono , achei fantástica a profundidade de foto , bonitos tons de verde , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
maria-v1981 (10810) 2012-11-20 5:42
Excellent title (you describe very well your feelings in the note and in the photo) fot this beautiful nature photo. Wonderful framing and composition, excellent job in perspective, perfect light managment and beautiful autumn colours.
Have a nice evening,
npecanhuk (61518) 2012-11-20 6:31
Very beautiful place with all those trees and colorful leaves all around!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
dkmurphys (46940) 2012-11-20 7:03
Charming autumn road. I like the graphical effect of the trees perspective. Well taken!
GREGG (7888) 2012-11-20 7:18
beautiful autumn track through the park,
Good staff, POV and colors
great image quality,
Didi (55145) 2012-11-20 7:54
Intéressante double perspective de feuilles mortes et d'arbres.
La lumière incidente traverse les feuilles.
Une image très appréciable.
tyro (18870) 2012-11-20 8:37
You find some wonderful places when you are on your bike rides - places which I am sure that many people in motor cars will bypass quickly and never stop to see!
This is a beautiful avenue of trees, resplendent in their autumn colours of pale yellow, green and red with the most lovely "carpet" of red leaves upon the ground, all leading to a tiny area of brightness in the distance which is beckoning us to walk along this lovely pathway.
The light is beautifully soft, the colours are vibrant but true, the exposure perfect and the details and sharpness superb.
P.S. You asked about the Canon 24 - 700mm f/2.8 L lens - yes, it is wonderful! But I can't imagine that it is any better than your 24 - 105mm f/4 L lens which also has the added advantage of image stabilisation.
I see that Canon have now brought out the 24 - 70mm f/2.8 L Mark II lens, but it costs £2,000 - twice the price of the older version!!
holmertz (37589) 2012-11-20 8:40
I feel like a surge when watching this photo, eager to walk or even run down the walkaway. There is a perfect balance between the rusty red leaves on the ground and the mainly yellow leaves still hanging on to the trees. The long lines of trees give an impression of pillars of a cathedral.
ikeharel (52945) 2012-11-20 8:52
Light at the end of the tunnel...
Good evening John,
A great shot through the trees-boulevard, along with the fabulous autumn red/orange/brown colors.
Needless to say, there is an immaculate sharpness.
bertolucci (13356) 2012-11-20 9:14
Een prachtige en uitnodigende herfstplaat hier, met een diep perspectief, een gouden bladertapijt en een lekker los ritme gevormd door de dubbele rij bomen. Technisch natuurlijk ook weer sterk uitgevoerd. Ik kijk er graag na !
Groeten uit een duister en halfbewolkt Rotterdam bij 8 gr, windkracht 4 uit zuidelijke richting,
Kielia (22913) 2012-11-20 9:19
autumn is a rewarding season for the photographer and you have composed a fantastic impression of the trees. The colors are very beautiful. It is this bold perspective that makes the image very attractive. My compliments!
cornejo (28471) 2012-11-20 10:53
Hi John, excellent perspective on this beautiful picture of this beautiful forest lined by the fall. Lovely picture excellently composed and well captured with good quality. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
jemaflor (81264) 2012-11-20 12:12
Nice depth with this good pov and the perspective, a lovely carpet of leaves with autumn colors, light is well managed, tfs.
ourania (27060) 2012-11-20 13:37
a lovely autumnal scenery with delightful atmosphere. I love the symmetry and perspective you've created using the tall, slender and robust tranks on either side of the deserted lane. Also, the captivating depth that leads to a luminous point in the distance, the homogeneous diffusion of the soft light, the very vivid textures and rich palette of natural colours. A wonderful place for a quiet walk. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
Noel_Byrne (21372) 2012-11-20 13:41
I love this time of year, the leaves making the wonderful blanket like this, and you captured it superbly with the beautiful depth afforded by the row of trees. I also love the crunch sound you get when you walk on these surfaces bedecked in leaves, and can hear that noise clearly when I look at this image. A great noise!
All the best
tedesse (25045) 2012-11-20 14:46
Wonderful autumnal view!
Excellent POV, great perspective, wonderful autumn colors, excellent sharpness.
Have a good night
mvdisco (17670) 2012-11-20 20:04
A beautiful caught of view and nice perpective of the trees,
Beautiful contrast and light and lovely carpet of leaves on the ground,
Nicel point of view and great details,
Nicely taken and done.
jjcordier (73640) 2012-11-20 22:19
Très belle allée d'arbres tapissée de feuilles mortes conduisant vers la lumière. Belles couleurs dans cette jolie composition automnale.
mohammad_H (8808) 2012-11-20 23:52
Noise, hiss, autumn leaves
The beautiful colors of the leaves, come, cold winter's reports
You look good, good resolution
The start of a good day and enjoy every second of life.
SWEETFREEDOM (21742) 2012-11-21 0:24
beautiful autumn shot, i like this carpet.
great d.o.f. and colors.
Silvio1953 (116763) 2012-11-21 1:15
Ciao John, fascinating autumnal composition with fantastic perspective, lovely soft carpet of dead leaves, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Nicou (117196) 2012-11-21 1:55
Grandisoe iamge avec cette forme d'arche de lumière tout en fond quelle iamge avec la perspective de ces arbres, les belles feuilles sur le sol, une mervielle grandiose vue.
Bravo et amitié
rbassin (16360) 2012-11-21 3:51
un superbe tapis de feuilles, avec une belle perspective formée par les troncs.
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-11-21 4:40
Really lovely POV and shot here, John - not unlike looking down a cathedral aisle, but with the vibrant colors and dim light of an autumn forest. The contrast between red leaves on the ground and green on the branches is wonderful, and the spot of brightness in the distance is a lovely effect. Beautiful work!
lousat (72855) 2012-11-21 4:47
Salut John,une magnifique perspective sans fin parmi les arbres et ce magnifique tapis rouge,quelle classe une nouvelle fois mon ami,une photo de grand effect et avec la meilleure qualite' comme d'habitude! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
abmdsudi (40116) 2012-11-21 7:12
What a welcoming picture in the spirit of autumn and I can feel the fresh air! You've used the structure of the lined-trees to frame the image and create a strong comp taking the view point that opens up as far as distant in brilliant colors and one amazingly photogenic scene, the red fallen leaves always add value to autumn colors. This is great photographic skills at work, an autumnal shot at it's best. Gorgeous shot
ciakgiak (30407) 2012-11-21 8:22
Wow! L'ennesimo capolavoro esce fuori dal tuo cilindro, che composizione, di rara efficacia, e che colori... Il tappeto di foglie rosse è fantastico, davvero grande e splendido il contrasto con la parte superiore verde. Complimenti.
Un caro saluto
brianmcc (6047) 2012-11-21 8:44
this is a lovely autumnal picture. the colours of the leaves on the ground are wonderful and very seasonal. yet the leaves on the tress still look very green. in the trees around my home there are no leaves left. you have framed this very niucley with the line of trees leading the viewer to the end of the scene.
have a great day,
fabbs99 (16069) 2012-11-21 11:43
Autumn Calling!The beautiful orange leaves look great spread out on the ground.The sharpness and brightness are perfect.The depth of field is excellent even with low f-stop.TFS.
smash2707 (3312) 2012-11-21 13:12
Nice perspective and very beautiful colors. TFS
batalay (34795) 2012-11-21 20:02
This classic scene is exquisitely presented with one-point perspective, symmetrically. But then, when there exists symmetry, we should celebrate it in this manner. A beautiful carpet is created by the fallen leaves. I just perused again your wonderful new photography gallery. I will visit it again and again.
Warm regards, good friend.
aliabazari (12315) 2012-11-21 20:14
Selecteer de kijkhoek is erg mooi en goed gedaan. Goede compositie en belichting. Zeer dierbare vriend.
Met groot respect ...
trevormoffiet (2580) 2012-11-22 0:35
This is a beautiful image with nice perspective formed by the corridor of trees and the orange carpet of autumn leaves diminishing into the distance.
Hansaphotos (6431) 2012-11-22 2:59
Great choice of title in this fine shot of the tree tunnel. Nice autumnal colours and a fine effect of the repetitive tree trunks. The dead leaves provides a nice colour contrast and complenent the autumnal image in a great way. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
josepmarin (57571) 2012-11-22 3:57
the tunnel effect of the perfectly aligned trees is fantastic, and the perspective of the path provides an elegant depth to the image.
I like the wonderful autumnal colors in the trees, as well as the natural carpet of leaves fallen on the ground. It is a very beautiful composition, full of serenity and in that we almost can feel the silence.
It's a beautiful natural place, skilfully caught in your great work.
danos (83529) 2012-11-23 4:00
fascinating this colourful carpet as was spread from the Nature mother on the earthy Forrest road penetrating it as lead-in the eye on the far of it.
I like the excellent presentation,the light and the colour management, as the dreamily of the scene.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
svefay (808) 2012-11-23 4:26
this a very nice presentation of autumn...
jmdias (52918) 2012-11-23 6:11
fantastic the different colors in the upper side with a golden hues and the ground covered with redish leaves. the trunks are perfectyly positioned and created a marvelous sense of DOF, looks like a natural gothic cathedral. TFS.
Fis2 (82320) 2012-11-23 8:19
Nice autumn painting.
Good frame and perspective.
Buin (42260) 2012-11-23 8:23
This is a little masterpiece - of nature and of the photographer! This "tunnel" somehow is intriguing and the impression of depth hardly can be enhanced. The light at the end of the tunnel is a most beautiful detail. A great picture!
Greetings from wet, grey and foggy Siegen - and have a nice weekend!
Vitaly (995) 2012-11-23 9:20
Splendid autumn picture. One would like to call this shot: Light at end of tunnel. The soft colors of autumn are very expressive. Shot brings philosophical mood.
gildasjan (41058) 2012-11-23 10:42
Une très belle perspective forestière qui est admirablement mise en valeur par ces couleurs de l'automne.
janneman (2482) 2012-11-23 12:09
Het mooiste tapijt van de wereld!
De herfstkleuren komen bijzonder goed tot zijn recht op deze foto.
Het perspectief is bijna centraal met een helder lichtpunt aan het einde.
simpele maar effectieve compositie!
kordinator (14831) 2012-11-23 13:19
Fantastic autumn scene with great depth of field.
Lovely nature and really fantastic place for walking.
Splendid season colors.
Perfect composition and presentation.
jcpix (11600) 2012-11-23 14:44
The title is without doubt exactly what this looks like, a spectacular Fall carpet. Mother Nature sure does create some majesty and you've done a fantastic job in showing it off, this is beautiful John! Amazing what a bike ride can produce, yeah? :) As good as this is, I would be very interested to see it in a vertical composition?? Hope you have a good weekend.
vladic (4335) 2012-11-23 14:59
Voilà une belle photo de la nature, jolies couleurs naturelles, beaucoup de détails et très belle composition. Les feuilles tapissant le sol donnent envie de traîner les pieds pour mieux sentir leur odeur.
mirosu (12676) 2012-11-23 22:54
Excellent perspective and very good composition with the tree allee. I like the view through the colorful tree tunnel. The trees, excellently placed along the walkway, allow a nice 3-D feeling. Well done.
wolf38 (30522) 2012-11-24 8:01
Hello John. Autumnal forest. Half the leaves still hanging on the trees, half lies the colorful leaves on the ground. It is a beautiful photo of this season. And as always - well seen and realized.
mesutilgim (80522) 2012-11-24 10:44
Hello dear John,
Just another topclass autumnal capture !
Perfect symmetrical compo and very nice warm colors and good layout.
Nice framed entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
kato (11630) 2012-11-24 10:56
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the avenue with fallen leaves dyed to autumnal tints on the ground. It's so effecive for perspective. And, it draws out a good atomosphere for trees of the both sides located in a line with the fixed interval.
Graal (95561) 2012-11-24 12:29
very nice autumnal nature here. Good shot. I like the symmetry and perspective. Superb quality of photo.
Have a nice evening.
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-11-24 12:44
Excelent photo.Very nice colors.
Have a nice day.
janjan1897 (835) 2012-11-24 14:33
A great autumn scene with authentic seasonal colours, and a superb perspective that takes us deep into the photograph. I like the lovely warm tones of the dead leaves strung across the track. You and your wife sure had a wonderful ride, biking along this beautiful and peaceful piece of nature.
Have a nice Sunday.
eldancer1 (25562) 2012-11-24 20:06
Beautiful autumn colors. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-24 22:17
Beautiful view of the deep. Registration was very nice. Very good exposure and composition. With respect
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-11-25 8:31
Splendid picture with autumn colors. It looks like a painting. The framing is very good with splendid perspective. Congratulations!
All the best!
TRB (13567) 2012-11-25 8:52
very nice, charming frame, autumn.
liked it very much, this is the autumn photo.
perspective and framing is perfect, a great presentation.
pierrefonds (55210) 2012-11-25 10:57
The length of the path is giving depth and perspective to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the leaves on the ground and of the trees. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
clic (14320) 2012-11-25 12:45
I feel like a king walking on rose petals in this "royal alley" captured to show the best of its magnificent perspective!
adramad (35591) 2012-11-25 14:24
Stunning beauty of this walk through the trees, delightful autumn colors of the leaves, the sequence of the trunks of the trees properly aligned, creates a great perspective to the image, the red carpet of leaves on the ground, gives a great complementary beauty.
A fantastic job, both the quality and beauty.
Have a nice day.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2012-11-25 20:18
Hi dear John
Sorry for my long absense due to my PC trouble.
So fresh and clear image as your taste. Your choice of F4.0 is very significant. Perfect balanced proportion via geometrical appraoch is very wonderful. Thanks for your sharing and have a good start of new week.
Takero from cold and rainy Tokyo
lpi (4857) 2012-11-26 3:53
Quelle est belle cette allée avec ce beau tapis de feuilles.
La perspective est excellente.
Une composition automnale très réussie...Bravo!
krzychu30 (15344) 2012-11-26 5:01
I think you couldn´t choose more suitable title for this beautiful shot.The path looks really like there would be an unfolded carpet made of leaves.Furthermore I enjoy these delightful colors of autumn and so lovely contrast between them.Autumn is definitely the most picturesque time of the year to photograph nature.Beautiful scene-excellently immortalized by you.
Have a nice day
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2012-11-26 6:04
An excellent autumn image. Strong colour, good light
Zucca (8) 2012-11-28 8:31
I like the trees' symetry, which create a beautiful natural frame around the small road ! Nice autumn colors, too !
Have a nice evening !
macjake (52830) 2012-11-30 11:13
you have great tunnel vision on this one haha
its beautiful to see the large contrasts in colors and lightness/darkness.
the top portion of the photo is very bright, the bottom very dark.
the long tunnel thats created is certainly the focal point and works very well!
JFS (32459) 2012-12-01 0:51
I love this never ending path with autumn carpet and great depht of field. good shot John!
Have a good WE!
s_lush (16134) 2012-12-01 1:16
You have found a simply beautiful autumn scene to present this part of Belgium perfectly well. Thanks for the wonderful picture and comprehensive information about this picturesque place given in your note!
mkamionka (29375) 2012-12-01 14:01
such a simple view and yet so impressive! I like very much the perspective created by the trees. The photo has a great depth. Very attractive autumnal colors too.
Very well done!
carper (96) 2012-12-03 22:44
mooie herfstplaat John heel mooi gemaakt,
Trouwens een bekende laan waar ik U wel eens vaker heb bezig gezien.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2012-12-07 11:36
Hello John, great forest to walk and to collect leaves. I am sure that there is a variety of all colors and shapes on the ground!Well managed and balanced picture from all points of view!Kind regards, Eleni
quovadis (928) 2012-12-10 5:58
Hi John !!!
Very impressive frame. The brown-red leaf "carpet" suits so well the grey trunks of the trees. Nice composition over-all, with some creatures at the end of the path. Thanks for sharing !
Angshu (54877) 2012-12-10 23:46
Lovely, the carpet of fallen leaves which creates a fine brown carpet. The perspective created by the line of trees with the autumnal foliage creates a good tunnel effect. Lovely work!
rychem (19971) 2012-12-11 10:26
Simply excellent, great carpet of leaves, great perspective
siolaw (38052) 2012-12-13 2:33
A typical autumn forest view with light at the end of the "tunnel"! A nice red carpet of leaves!
Waylim (25160) 2012-12-14 11:20
Fantatic shot, I love the POV that put us right in the middle of the dirt road cover with red fallen leave like a beautiful carped of golden orange and red. Excellent symetrical composition with the layer trees forming a nice canopy that lead us in to the opening, like tunnel with light at the end.
Excellent quality with good sharpness and clarity and gorgeous colors.
ebingul (1898) 2012-12-14 15:16
Another classic and amazing JHM shot.Fantastic perspective,colours,POV and clarity.
Congrats,TFS and best regards.
branley (3681) 2012-12-27 23:20
A fine image John. It has great depth, wonderful colour and the eye is lead towards the light in the distance. A beautiful Autumn capture, but this type of photograph always leaves me wondering what's at the end of the tunnel.
bayno (18342) 2012-12-28 3:59
Wonderful hot colors and a nice landscape...perfect POV and perspective, always great quality...good also with out tripoid...
have a nice WE...
mumek (20198) 2012-12-30 17:04
Good evening John!
Beautiful autumn memories from Sijsele. Great view at the country road covered by colorful autumn leaves. As usual from you, excellent quality of the picture with fantastic colours. Happy New Year to you and your family
Robert1969 (6858) 2013-01-14 0:50
Warme foto, met idem kleuren, genomen vanuit een
goede standpunt: zodat er mooie diagonale lijnen
zijn onstaan en deze geleiden mooi naar het
licht op 't einde. Verdeling, belichting zien er
zoals altijd verzorgd uit. Ook mooi zijn de
kleurenlagen die deze foto bevat.
p.s. ben benieuwd wat betreft de sneeuw. Als
het goed is komt het vannacht naar beneden.
mcmtanyel (10869) 2013-06-28 20:39
Beautiful Fall colors + lovely perspective + nice DOF = One great photo!
subhendu_bagchi (25308) 2014-02-24 3:41
this is just like a picture postcard. I love your composition. Superb view of natural alley with those trees aside. Great one indeed. Tfs.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (135732)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-19 22:50