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I wish everyone a nice weekend.
I was the last week regular in these area the nature is simple wonderful through the a lot colours.
You can see the little bit fog above the low green branches, this cares for a nice atmosphere.
Also the man with his two dogs in background along the path
Nature point started here in 1999, the LIFE-Nature project Intermediary Atlantic heaths.
Natuurpunt Maldegem-Knesselare performs since 1993 heathland restoration management with the help of an active volunteer group.
The management consists of at transforming pine forest to oak, birch and heather.
Galloway cattle, small independent cattle from Scotland ensure that the sprouting grasses, brambles and saplings this unique heathland do not fully heal up.
The Maldegemveld is part of the European network of important nature Natura 2000.
This area enjoys the support of the Life Fund of the EU
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elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-11-21 22:54
John, as far as the eye can see is beautiful nature...no wondering if these places exist, your pictures are great testimonies..
magnificent color and very beautiful autumn composition!!
all the best
PaulVDV (30659) 2013-11-21 23:03
Ik heb de indruk dat Maldegem van een micro-klimaat geniet. Hier was het weer helemaal niet mooi ...
De laag mist die net voor de bomenrij hangt, zorgt voor een extra mooi detail in het kleurenpalet van deze prachtige herfstfoto.
Blijkbaar moeten de meeste bladeren nog vallen in deze sreek. Je kan bijgevolg nog verder genieten van de mooie herfstkleuren in je gemeente.
Beste groeten, Paul
pajaran (63420) 2013-11-21 23:23
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za setnju.
Lepa priroda i trenutak.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good day, sir.
An interesting article on the place, given the data ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Nice place for a stroll.
Beautiful nature and moment.
A good text for the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
papagolf21 (105198) 2013-11-21 23:53
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une éclaircie, un ciel bleu, un paysage automnal, un chemin avec des nids de poule emplis d'eau de pluie.
Une image efficace et belle à la fois.
Très bonne journée.
danos (100786) 2013-11-22 0:07
Good morning John,
nice the view of this earthy path that adds depth in the image with the last mist to disappear slowly from the morning light.The father with his two kids adds life in the image.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-22 0:19
beautiful and moody rural scene!
The man with his dogs adds some life to the scene,but I like especially the play of light&shades here-quite delicate and soft,but definitely making your composition so unique.
Also quality of the image is as always top class!
Have a nice weekend
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-22 2:08
a shot that epitomises the magic of autumn when the sun shines, rather than the wet and dreary days. Glorious colours and atmosphere that from this POV entices and excites. Wonderful!
Have a good weekend - B.
cornejo (44607) 2013-11-22 3:45
Hi John, very nice view of this beautiful forest with the beautiful fall colors, very well captured with a great POV with very good and nice photo. An interesting image of an interesting place, with good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jacquest (18927) 2013-11-22 3:50
The road naturally leads to the palette of autumn colors and gives deepness. The lingering fog adds a sense of humidity. The people on the road are an important part of the composition. The light and colors give an image of hight quality.
williewhistler (16404) 2013-11-22 4:13
you have captured the lovely colours of Autumn in a really pleasant light with the remains of early morning mist adding a nice atmosphere to the shot.
The man with his dogs are well placed at the end of the track to give a good sense of depth and scale.
The puddles and pools of light also add their interest to a very pleasant scene.
Kind regards Les.
mesutilgim (96248) 2013-11-22 4:41
Hello dear John,
Another topclass autumnal scenery perfect captured.
Nice autumnal colors and perfect layout.
Have a nice weekend
snunney (103197) 2013-11-22 5:23
An image that fully encapsulates a beautiful autumn day. Well composed with lovely light and colours. The man walking his dogs brings the scene to life and helps create depth for the image. Have a pleasant weekend.
Corry (4508) 2013-11-22 5:44
Une belle prise de vue automnale avec une touche de léger brouillard. Les couleurs sont magnifiques. La présence du marcheur dans le sentier ajoute à la composition. Bravo.
Sergiom (84337) 2013-11-22 5:46
Le regard suit naturellement le sentier dans les bois aux couleurs d'automne pour venir à la rencontre des marcheurs et de leur chien au loin. Une belle image profonde et colorée.
abmdsudi (56288) 2013-11-22 6:45
I adore that composition you have created, not only lead in but the way they converge, this of course then adds a sense of depth and perspective. The lush foliage provide great natural framing with wonderful autumnal colours, exposure is brilliant and you still have immense detail even in the shadow areas. The blue sky adds the finishing touch so superbly, but what I love most is the subtle early morning light and specks blue to hold the focus point. Delicious capture, Congrats
ourania (48684) 2013-11-22 9:07
this is a lovely place that looks isolated and calm. A walk there must be delightful and refreshing, especially while the warm light accentuates the beautiful colours of autumn and dissipates the morning mist. I like very much the perspective of the road and its nice to find an interesting scene at its end. The details and textures of the scenery have been rendered accurately, there's lovely lighting, vivid contrasting colours and a pleasant atmosphere all over. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
holmertz (56075) 2013-11-22 9:10
A fine view where the trees still keep their brightest autumn colours. The light is superb and the thin layer of fog adds an interesting detail. The road gives the composition good depth, but personally I would have enjoyed to see the man and the dogs much closer to me.
Noel_Byrne (32500) 2013-11-22 10:33
That fog is beautiful, I love how it hangs just above the ground while not in any way taking away the intensity of the blue sky. All the colors of nature presented beautifully here. Really nicely done.
resat1972 (7576) 2013-11-22 11:25
Good Evening John
it looks very nice
very nice, with unique colors of autumn
very good depth
bukitgolfb301 (43554) 2013-11-22 17:28
Hi dear John
Fantastic warm light and color touch in the best framewirk. Calm and tranqulized mood is so well presented by your high skills as usual.
Great birdview from the top of the hill?
Perfect framework and warm ligh / color touch are so preferrable to see.
All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO from Tokyo
dkmurphys (61967) 2013-11-23 0:51
Very beautiful country road through the autumn landscape. Nice atmosphere, I like it.
Enjoy a nice weekend.
ikeharel (74701) 2013-11-23 1:28
Good morning John,
A man taken a stroll with his dogs on the muddy trail in nature, surrounded by beautiful many colors mingle in great harmony. The mist added a bit of melancholic ambiance, yet very well conveyed with the low-angle shadows. Great blue sky aloft.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Buin (42468) 2013-11-23 2:30
A beautiful scenery! These warm colours of the autumn foliage - enhanced by the low sun - still in the end of November are amazing. The fog above the forest glade is a wonderful and somehow a bit mysterious detail here.
A really inviting dirt road - and I really would like to step into the photo now ;-)
A map view surely would be interresting here.
Have a nice weekend - hopefully with a bit sunshine!
Frank - from cold, hazy, wet and grey Westphalia!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-23 3:17
anche se la strada appare un po' fangosa e con qualche pozzanghera immagino che passeggiare lungo di essa debba essere molto piacevole perchè permette di godere di un paesaggio fiabesco come hai ben rappresentato in questa foto nella quale colore e composizione si fondono a meraviglia per un ottimo risultato.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
photoray (13981) 2013-11-23 8:54
Fine autumn panorama of Maidegem, the multiple warm colors, with pathway leading into its heart, a great place for a Flanders stroll.
And best wishes for success with helping Nature here,
halikarnas (7706) 2013-11-23 9:36
Mavi ve yeşiller birleşmesi çok güzel kompozisyon.
Işığın yandan gelmesi fotoğrafı daha keyifli yapmış.
pierrefonds (68837) 2013-11-23 11:04
The length of the path is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the trees wearing the fall colors. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
tyro (26138) 2013-11-23 11:10
This is a beautiful scene in which the little bit of low lying mist certainly does add to the atmosphere. I presume that this picture was taken in early morning.
Your composition is excellent with the path leading us well into the picture and the man with his dogs are a fine added feature. Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
annjackman (21899) 2013-11-23 11:15
A simple scene but very beautifully rendered. There is a lovely softness with natural, autumnal colours. The man and what I think could be a child and dog are so well placed and add a lot to the composition. The small blue puddles of water on the path area also very good.
An excellent seasonal image.
Kind Regards, Ann
Nicou (146688) 2013-11-24 1:50
avec la fine couche de brume quel décor et paysage quelle vue et image la route la perspective les personnages quelle compo et vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (116674) 2013-11-24 4:38
Well composed using the rule of thirds with the horizon well positioned above the center line/ Good use of diminishing linear perspective and the path adds good lead in lines to the people perfectly positioned over the vanishing point. Good color saturation and sharpness/ Tfs!
Sonata11 (33969) 2013-11-24 7:12
wonderfully captured this beautiful scene of nature. Perfect cropping of this image and perfect execution like always. Love it. Congrats.
Warmest wishes, Barbara
Didi (60590) 2013-11-24 8:17
Bonjour mon ami
Ce sentier me rappelle la forêt de Chantilly dans l'Oise où je venais très souvent me balader
Belles couleurs d'automne
Dommage que le ciel soit couvert chez moi
Belle luminosité sur cette photo
jcpix (13930) 2013-11-24 8:56
The simplicity of this composition speaks volumes to the overall sentiment of the season. Such a splendid array of rustic colors mixed in with the remaining greens and blue sky above is just the epitome of Autumn. The converging path and its placement in the framing couldn't be better to take us of into the distance as if I were there myself taking the dog for a walk. :)
As you mentioned, the touch of fog in the near distance has aided in the atmosphere, literally and figuratively, to enhance the soft light and even give the sensation of a brisk chill in the air. I'm sure most people would go for a walk here and think nothing of the photographic potential, but you were smart to take advantage of the opportunity to create a pleasing image. Well done! Hope you've had a nice weekend.
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-11-24 10:36
A superb compose picture with amazing colors and light. I like this fall atmosphere. Congratulations!
mirosu (16273) 2013-11-24 20:39
An idyllic landscape scene so very well captured in excellent fall colors and beautifully composed. Your POV is very good; I really like the composition with the natural road which is leading eye in to the frame, the dominant fall colors which have brought so much liveliness to this shot, wonderful detail and contrasting so superbly against the blue sky. Indeed a peaceful and tranquil. Superb photo, well done.
Silvio1953 (148375) 2013-11-25 6:17
Ciao John, great perspective on lovely place, excellent clarity, wonderful autumnal colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
aleXundar (1256) 2013-11-25 7:34
What a fantastic photography!
I doubt the place is really as extra-ordinary as you have presented here.
Colors, clarity and composition -- blended so beautifully that the frame has become a great piece of art.
Thanks for sharing sir,
With warm regards,
mcmtanyel (25558) 2013-11-25 8:38
A lovely nature park. The puddles of water add a certain freshness to the scenery, I can almost smell the wet grass. Beautiful autumn colors, the people at the end are the crowning touch.
Miguel82 (27648) 2013-11-25 12:02
Good evening John, a muddy path without asphalt in the countryside of the Flanders region of Belgium, autumn colors, high resolution, some walkers in the bg, a superb subdue light, all the best, kind regards
kato (11630) 2013-11-25 14:09
You're capturing well this place by a good composition, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the trees of wood dyed to autumnal tints, the soil path and low green branches along the path. It's a beautiful spectacle with nature and peacefulness in suburbs. The whole is harmonized well bu a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. And, the family walking on the path in the distance draws out a good impact in this image.
Zengi001 (2837) 2013-11-26 8:57
Nice colorful capture from the countryside.
There's some morning mist i think.
thebest (4276) 2013-11-26 15:03
After the rain - blue sky - remnants of the misty fog & a man out early enjoying a peaceful walk with the dogs.
I like the simplicity of your photo John - excellent composition & the Autumn tones are beautiful one of my favourite seasons of the year.
Alco (7511) 2013-11-26 21:09
Very nice morning shot of that fall landscape with a fine touch of fog on the left.The path is correctly positioned on the right and leads our eyes toward the man and his dogs.I like the shape of the cloud over the tree on the right.Very nice colors.TFS.
jemaflor (100065) 2013-11-26 23:19
interesting photo, nice landscape and perfect composition with the path, people nad the original effect with fog, well made.
Kielia (24077) 2013-11-27 7:40
what a wonderful place for a walk. YOu have captured a fantastic mood. What I also like a lot is this interesting play of shadows and light. My compliments!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-11-27 7:43
I like the effect of the early morning mist on the mood, and it does look like a great place to take a walk. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (102234) 2013-11-27 9:29
Good frame and perspective.
I like colours and light.
Person add savor of photo.
Have a nice evening
saxo042 (37908) 2013-11-27 14:56
This is a very pleasant picture from a very beautiful autumn day. The persons here add a fine blue colour that is in a good harmony with the surrounding. The long straight road is perfectly placed in the composition and it provides a strong diagonal and a fine perspective. A marvellous light over the scene.
TRB (14116) 2013-11-28 1:06
Color, clarity, framing and image is very nice with.
I really like the effect of the fall colors.
rychem (39345) 2013-11-28 8:47
Beautiful autumnal colors and great peaceful atmosphere of a sunny day, excellent work
carper (96) 2013-11-29 4:08
fraaie foto john
goede sfeer mooi gemaakt, heel goed gemaakt wel de stfjes even verwijderen.
Graal (103036) 2013-11-29 23:40
very nice autumnal image. I like the colors and composition. Unusual delicacy mist is there. Nice forest road and the walkers. Photo I like.
Have a nice WE.
jmdias (66301) 2013-12-01 11:25
the softness of the mist and the golden hues of the forest are fabulous here. excellent soft light and good use of personages. TFS.
adramad (47624) 2013-12-02 7:55
A wonderful composition, where nature shows a great variety of colors, these fabulous autumn tones, gold in particular are a delight.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness also
is perfect for enjoying the details.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-08 1:04
a superb composition here. Like the vibrant colours. Great sharpness and depth too. Your chosen POV made it more beautiful. Excellent. Tfs.
fabbs99 (17175) 2013-12-08 1:31
Another magnificent shot from your collection.Very good sharpness, and excellent color and light management.TFS.
Hanssie (10886) 2014-02-15 2:31
Mooi zacht weer helpt bij deze foto.......
Lekker rustgevend allemaal
Matyas (0) 2015-05-17 1:02
Hello John! Fine asymmetric composition. Fine people. Superb nature. Marvelous colourfull work. Good quality. Fine frame. Good luck!
PiotrF (20608) 2016-10-13 13:37
a amazing autumnal picture with great perspective. Excellent capture with good sharpness, depth and quality. Very well done, fine presentation.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (156446)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-19
- Categories: Nature
- 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/8, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-21 22:45