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I wish every visitor an excellent health
During beginning of summer I was in Ghent, it weather was very nice, pleasant temperatures, excellent for taking a nice picture.
I stroll through the city and saw the new bridge on these old river.
A lot year ago was these river simple a parking completely close with earth.
Ghent want very gladly the waterways, again make open for pleasure boats.
A part of the history from Ghent:
In a first phase the necessary bridges were built before the wide Aardebrug, twin brother of the New Bridge and the Bavo bicycle bridge (behind the pool Van Eyck). After a few years these bridges have floated over dry ground a bit of a crazy sight, is now finally launched the next phase of this major project, namely the construction of the Scaldis Luis. The file has quite a few delays, the design of the lock was modified several times, but it seems that the operation will be soon.
The economic boom , came about in the course of the 12th century by the development of the textile industry and commerce , was soon reflected in the population growth of the city . Also, the desire for independence and expanding the territory grew. Since the beginning of the 13th century managed the city magistrate or called XXXIX town interests and caught a large area extending to which the city grew from her first fence . Surrounding areas and rural centers , extracted by digging to the authority of the abbeys and loan given to prominent families , were gradually bought and placed under the supervision of the Aldermen . It was immediately a second defense of canals , dams and fortified gates fitted to protect . The new areas However, the fence was not a contiguous whole but still mostly counting the numerous uninhabited low land that could be put . Underwater by a system of locks
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pajaran (51214) 2013-12-03 22:53
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o Ghent, sa opisom i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na most i zgrade ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep most i arhitektura.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
An interesting article about Ghent, with a description and history of ...
A nice view of the bridge and building ...
A good moment shot, perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful bridge and architecture.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day, all the best.
carlo62 (31324) 2013-12-03 22:57
purtroppo sono stato a Ghent troppo di fretta e questo splendido angolo me lo sono perso, spero di poter tornare quanto prima per poterla visitare al meglio, nel frattempo mi accontento della tua bella foto, come sempre, ben composta e ben realizzata.
besnard (53163) 2013-12-03 22:57
Une belle image estivale avec ce vieux pont et l'immeuble de caractère à l'arrière-plan.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jjcordier (75590) 2013-12-03 22:59
Dans cette jolie composition,le bâtiment en briques attire incontestablement le regard. Belle lumière.
jemaflor (83651) 2013-12-03 23:06
A shot well balanced from this pov with an excellent light capture, well made with this orange building as focal point of the view.
mesutilgim (82990) 2013-12-03 23:44
Good morning dear John,
Again a good sample how a well balanced compo should be. Here you've managed a pov and layout which is quite similar to those great painters of early 19th jentury.
The red brick house at the center creates a perfect effect.
I add myself to your wishes for a good health at the beginning of your notes; this is what weall need so much (specially in our ages !).
TFS and have a nice day my friend
papagolf21 (85422) 2013-12-04 0:05
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour nous offrir une bien belle composition plaisante à contempler.
Il faut reconnaître que la période estivale donne un air très agréable à l'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
dkmurphys (48446) 2013-12-04 0:13
Lovely capture from that beautiful city. I like the fresh colors and the atmosphere. Well taken, have a nice day.
subhendu_bagchi (25587) 2013-12-04 0:43
Namaste John, another nice shot here. Like the composition with the bridge in foreground and those beautiful houses at back. Great depth and sharpness as ever. Great tonal quality. Excellent one. Tfs.
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-04 1:43
Beautiful photo of this bridge. I like the row of pots containing bright flowers till the bride. It acts as a very good natural frame on the right side as well as provides depth to the photo. Excellent clarity and sharpness. I like the elaborate notes that follow your photos....they go a long in viewing your photo an enjoyable endeavor. Thanks for sharing.
hidibyendu (871) 2013-12-04 3:23
I sometimes wonder how this much clarity comes in your picture. Excellent pov with the stairs in the fg. Superb colors. Magnificent composition.
mkamionka (30212) 2013-12-04 3:40
beautiful view of this famous photogenic town. I don't remember seeing this view before. Nice contrast of the white and red building and lovely foreground with the bridge stairs and even some flowers.
timecapturer (47952) 2013-12-04 4:12
delightful shot of this beautiful old town. The new bridge is graceful and so in keeping with the local architectural heritage. Your composition here is just so perfectly balanced and of course your execution flawless as always. Superb!
Regards - B.
pierrefonds (56422) 2013-12-04 4:13
The length of the river is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the bridge and of the buildings. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (18559) 2013-12-04 4:22
The point of view is well chosen to show the elements of interest which are numerous. I like the way you have constructed your image. The strong summer light has been well managed to give an image of very good quality.
Sergiom (58617) 2013-12-04 5:09
Tes souhaits de bonne santé me font très plaisir, car je souffre d'une grippe d'homme en ce moment. En ce qui concerne la photo, elle nous montre un très beau coin de Ghent plein de charme et de beauté.
lousat (75506) 2013-12-04 5:26
Salut John,une excellente prise de vue et un tres beaus spectacle a regarder,la composition est vraiment tres riche,mais il y a qualque chose qui ne marche pas,peut etre dans le travail de reduction,les lignes des détails semblent coupées en petits morceaux horizontaux, l'exposition aussi est un peu au-delà des limites.Pas de problemes..ehehe.belle journee' et merci,Luciano
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-04 7:30
Excellent image of the small bridge and buildings beyond it. Colors and shapes are so well-balanced that the overall impact is very pleasant.
Thank you for another charming frame sir,
With best regards,
ikeharel (55972) 2013-12-04 7:31
Summer scenery over a beautiful location, John, most attractive is the orange-color house, with its turret and the archi.-style. It is in great contrast to the surrounding.
Flowers and green plants decoratyed the streets and around the canal area.
Pleasent to look at, and of-course to stroll along...
eldancer1 (27141) 2013-12-04 7:57
Very nice capture of the new bridge and the old architectures. Not much contrast between the old and the new which is good. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (40049) 2013-12-04 8:37
There are beautiful colours in this well balanced composition. The bridge looks fairly ordinary but the buildings behind are very elegant and impressive. There is a fine distribution of orange coloured details, which match the green areas very nicely.
Romano46 (17436) 2013-12-04 10:14
a me piacciono molto questi paesaggi nei quali acqua e urbanizzazione convivono, ma soprattutto perchè lo fanno in una maniera molto elegante che lascia spazio sia alla città che ai canali che le attraversano.
Anche in questa hai colto un piacevole scorcio della famosa città di Gand tra fiori, colori delicati ed un meraviglioso cielo pieno d'azzurro.
Ciao e buona serata
Graal (96756) 2013-12-04 10:44
interesting presentation of new bridge in Ghent. Good POV and composition. Well quality of image, larger version also. Photo I like.
Thank You and I wish you an excellent health, too. Nov.28, I ended 70 years old.
Have a nice evening.
ourania (30097) 2013-12-04 10:51
you balanced this composition superbly using big structures and small details. Everything seems to have been placed wisely within the frame. The buildings are lovely and elegant and must have an important place in the city. The strong midday light has given the view a luminosity which you've handled in a bold and agreeable way. I like how the cityscape is outlined against the clear blue sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
cornejo (30592) 2013-12-04 11:45
Hi John, very good picture of this pretty interesting view of the new bridge, beautifully composed and captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (120522) 2013-12-04 13:40
Ciao John, great view of lovely town, beautiful composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mvdisco (17758) 2013-12-04 17:37
Un joli point de vue et composition,
belle architecture et perpective,
j'aime bien le petit pont et les fleurs accrochées à la clôture,
Joli ton de couleurs aussi..
tous mes compliments.
omid266 (4188) 2013-12-04 20:02
Salam John ,
Very nice picture , well done friend !
Thanks for sharing with us .
Good Luck always !
*** PEACE *** FOR ALL COUNTRIES AND PERSONS ***
* LET , LOVE & PEACE PREVAIL IN THE WORLD ! ***
Omid(= Hope), from I.R.I
Alco (6890) 2013-12-04 20:16
Very nice composition with many details to observe.I particularly like the architecture of the orange building.Beautiful flowers along the handrail on the right.The water in the canal seems to be very clear and offers nice reflections.Very well done.
Royaldevon (28633) 2013-12-05 1:50
This is the second shot of Ghent that I have critiqued, today. It is a lovely city!
I like your viewpoint which has good leads towards the focal orange building. There are lots of other interesting details to interest us and there is an gentle ambience about the shot, which allows us plenty of time to absorb them.
Have a lovely day,
COSTANTINO (54383) 2013-12-05 5:05
excellent postcard remitted to all of us
show wellbalanced from this pov with
interesting architectural details
great work indeed
shot full of lightness
photo welldone and wellseen
Nicou (120328) 2013-12-05 5:53
Quel beau pont et vue sueprbe compo e tiamge quel édiffice et ces contraste de tons et couleurs mervielleuse iamge et cpatage sueprbe vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37268) 2013-12-05 8:30
The red building stands out here! A very attractive cityscape with a very pleasant atmosphere.
kato (11630) 2013-12-05 11:22
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm canal which is flowing the city, the lovely bridge on it and some historical architectures of backdrop. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination. It's also tasteful for landing place of canal at left side. And, The greenery arounf the canal draws out the gentleness in this image.
PaulVDV (21955) 2013-12-05 13:43
Nog een hoekje van Gent dat ik niet ken. Maar het rode gebouw erachter oogt wel mooi en de combinatie met het hoekgebouw met de witte gevel zorgt voor een mooie foto.
De compositie is goed met een gevulde voorgrond. Links de trappen die naar het water leiden en rechts de bloemen aan de railing.
Vele groeten, Paul
mcmtanyel (12427) 2013-12-05 19:54
That building with an onion-domed tower is really nice. I also like the reflections in the water, as well as the reflections of light under the bridge.
Kugart (1778) 2013-12-06 2:38
Nice well balanced shot of this scene from Ghent with a mixture of old and modern architecture .Old red brick building perfectly positioned and makes a good contrast to the white building on the left. Nice setting with the river and the colourful flowers in the foreground. Good POV, colour and clarity in the shot.
mirosu (13340) 2013-12-06 4:02
You have a beautiful homepage. Congratulations.
Nice photo wit superb view to small bridge and nice buildings behind. The light is excellent and the contrast against blue sky perfect. Well done.
berek (37248) 2013-12-06 5:12
All the ingredients are there to give us a very beautiful composition pleasant to contemplate.
The Summer gives a very nice look to the whole.
rychem (22157) 2013-12-06 8:26
Picturesque place, beautiful postcsrd view with perfect quality, bravo
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-12-06 11:04
Another great presentation from Ghent.The new bridge looks nice.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.
Great POV and good composition.Keep sharing.TFS.
Wish you good health and happiness,Farhat
Hansaphotos (6627) 2013-12-06 11:59
A charming mixture of old and new architecture. The old red brick building is really eye-catching. A well composed picture with fine colours and good sharpness. Great work:) Thanks.
Have a nice weekend.
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-12-06 20:25
this is very beautiful composition of architecture and daily life scene. Wonderfully composed with great light, colors, sharpness, clarity. Beautiful work.
Best regards and have a great weekend, Barbara
serp2000 (39526) 2013-12-07 2:01
First of all, thanks for your wishes of health, John. I also like this view from Ghent, fine details of the city. I've rad the note, this is very interesting information.
Have a great new weekend!
Buin (42280) 2013-12-07 2:56
At first thank you for the interesting and informative note! Notes like this unfortunately aren't common at all here an TE.
Your photo emanates a wonderful summerly atmosphere - especially when looking out of my window. A place to feel good.
Greetings from snowy Westphalia - and have a nice weekend!
Fis2 (84528) 2013-12-07 3:18
Interesting fragment of city.
Curious bridge and beautiful building.
I like tower.
Good frame, colors and light.
Have a nice weekend
batalay (35365) 2013-12-07 6:07
A highly informative note, in the best spirit of Trekearth, accompanies your excellent photograph. The wide span of the bridge is a useful compositional device holding the photograph together. It does not appear as just separate disconnected buildings. Lovely photo as usual, John. Best regards to you and Jenny both, and early wishes for a very happy holiday season.
UlfE (14641) 2013-12-07 6:40
A really fine composition and perspective and as always you make perfect use of the excellent lighting. The colours are very natural and beautiful. TFS and have a nice weekend!
emilbo (22446) 2013-12-07 10:01
Il est vraiment bie aménagé ce site du nouveau pont et la ville derrière est très intéressante. L'édifice au centre ne manque pas d'attirer l'attention avec sa couleur orange et sa belle architecture. Excellente photo.
Toutes mes amitiés et bon dimanche,
s_lush (16134) 2013-12-07 11:03
You have taken a very sunny, colorful and attractive postcard-like picture from such a picturesque and full of historic atmosphere city as Ghent. Excellent point of view, well-balanced composition, beautiful colors and absolutely perfect quality!
ChrisJ (96568) 2013-12-07 14:10
The red brick building in the bg and the embankment contrast superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and excellent saturation and framing. Plenty of breathing space right around in this superbly composed image. The bridge and reflections are a bonus. Tfs!
SWEETFREEDOM (22476) 2013-12-07 23:35
excellent composition, very nice the buildings and flowers along the canal. excellent sharpness and colors.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-12-08 0:23
Spectacular city view of this beautiful city. I love the colors, light and whole atmosphere. Well done!
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-12-08 1:14
Ghent looks marvelous!Little town with special charm and unique mood so excellently captured and presented by You to us.Quality of the image is obvious here as in all your pictures,so I´ll only mention the composition and how you framed it.I really enjoy the fact you´ve included a part of the path in the right part of the image.With all these flowers looks really nice.
Have a nice sunday
siudzi (33047) 2013-12-08 4:04
I remember this bridge quite well from my last trip to Ghent. The place is very beautiful with great and unique architecture around. You did a wonderful job here with light management and sharpness. TFS!
halikarnas (6631) 2013-12-08 8:16
Kırmızının iki yerde kadraj içinde olması tam bir ustalık.Soldaki beyaz evler, sağda koyu su rengi tam bir ahenk, tam bir ustalık.
Usta John size yaklaşan yeni senede salıklı günler diliyorum.
jcpix (13550) 2013-12-08 9:26
A view and picture of Ghent worthy of its attraction, this would be well utilized by the tourist board to help promote the beauty of this city. I like all of the elements you've combined within this framework, and their placement as a whole is well balanced and a pleasure to look upon. The prevalent orange/green/blue color combination is easy on the eyes, and the bright sunlight has been evenly exposed over the scene. Looks cheerful and inviting. :)
resat1972 (7326) 2013-12-08 9:38
Good Evening John
a beautiful landscape
colors and layout is really good
remarkable clarity sharpness
A very good introduction frame
greeting from İstanbul
bukitgolfb301 (35428) 2013-12-08 15:52
Hi Bonsior dear John
Another finest typical European snap / natural image.
So warm color touch and light control makes very calm and comfortable atmosphere in the prefcet framewrok as usual.
Thanks a lot and have a good new week! Takero
TRB (13737) 2013-12-09 2:18
Sharpness, light, colors, framing and architectural details perfect.
very successful, nice share.
abmdsudi (42540) 2013-12-10 8:55
Specks of vivid colors are real treat to the eyes in a well balanced river scene. Great view point with impressive building architecture in the back drop creating a good overall contrast. This is delicious scene and photogenic spot you found, and the blue sky is a real bonus. Nicely done, Congrats
jmdias (54499) 2013-12-11 15:30
the architecture is fabulous seen from this precious pov. excellent use of the elements here. the colored building ahead is very interesting.
adramad (37285) 2013-12-12 12:41
A splendid composition with great POV that shows both the new bridge, as the great charm of the houses around, the touch of beautiful flowers on the railing.
An ideal color very natural.
The light is perfect, as is the sharpness to recreate every detail.
Have a good night.
All the best.
claudeD (32045) 2013-12-28 9:31
I must agrre with you that Ghent is an amazing city. Many corners are so lovely and photogenic. Excellent pov, sharpness and light managment.I like this one very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
A happy new year for you and your family
Angshu (55375) 2013-12-30 5:04
A beautiful picture from Ghent! The red building is typical of Flemish architecture and catches our eyes straightaway. The low bridge blends into the landscape well. Lovely shot!
Wish you and your loved ones a very fine and healthy 2014
Miguel82 (22821) 2014-01-20 5:18
John, I like that capture taken on a sunny day, the city center of Ghent is very well enhanced with flowers and superb urban planning, remarkable architecture, vivid colors, see you
jurek1951 (42040) 2014-02-10 4:34
a beautiful photo of this famous place with spectacular composition and vibrant colours, great atmosphere,
Hanssie (10397) 2014-02-15 2:30
Een prachtige hoek gefotografeerd !
Wat ik mooi vind in deze foto is het randje van de brug
en de bloemen hier recht, dat maakt de foto net af !
En..... ik kom altijd weer bij u op bezoek, hoor:-))
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-02-24 18:01
the color highlights perfectly the fine architecture and gives an elegance to your composition..the point of view is that gives the most panoramic air and the tight frame is a great addition to your perfect work!!
Didi (56249) 2014-04-12 8:39
Bonjour mon ami
Belle architecture typique
Un joli point de vue sur ce pont de celle ville que j'ai visité en 1976
asajernigan (21132) 2014-07-24 6:34
I am enjoying your photos from Ghent, we are planing a trip there in summer 2015 and you are giving me good places to visit.
Your composition is very nice here using the canal to lead the eye into the scene. The bridge provides a nice line across the scene drawing the eye to the buildings on the left. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (138192)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-03 22:46