I love Flemish and Dutch old Masters' paintings, and you know well why they always used dark tones of ochre colors on canvas when you visit those nordic lands in winter time. Bruges is of course a typical living canvas with its idyllic and peaceful canals surrounded by unspoilt architecture. Faded winter light, some flying birds afar, some reflections, some bare trees... Bruges is an endless inspiration for painters and also tourists who like taking photos.
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Kamilutka (6631) 2014-01-03 10:27
you are right, it does look like a painting. The texture and the colors strengthen this impression. The houses on the river banks form very neat rows and even the sky seems to work for you with the tiny clouds and some birds on it.
npecanhuk (59016) 2014-01-03 10:33
Wow! Wonderful place and magnificent painting-like photograph!
Level of sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
yquem46 (38076) 2014-01-03 10:43
You're quite right, well in the mood of a flemish painting
Important presence of the birds in the sky in this compo
Best regards, have a nice WE
cornejo (25481) 2014-01-03 10:57
Hi Deniz, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting postcard, a little nostalgic, the beautiful city of Bruges, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (68539) 2014-01-03 11:01
HI Deniz,in effect this pic looks like a peinture of dutch masters of 1600....fantastic capture of this place with a special exposure and pastel colors,bright details everywhere and a very professional work in PP,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
KristinsCamera (2373) 2014-01-03 11:09
very old mastery (or masterly) and so gorgeous i could frame it and stare at it on the wall for hours. you have captured so well this lovely moody atmosphere, perfect pov and beautiful subject. i like how the dark water mark along side each wall draws such a definitive line between canal and houses. the reflections are so crisp they look as if they'd be wet to the touch. and even the small flock of birds at the top are a perfect touch. another masterpiece from you :)
chrislo (3737) 2014-01-03 11:21
This is a well known spot in Bruges, and you have captured here all the charm and character of these old walls. The ambient light is pleasingly soft and gives the picture a painting like quality. I like the appealing blurred reflections in the water and how the canal draws the viewer into the scene. The calm waters and the absence of people around gives a peaceful feeling. Very well done.
holmertz (34613) 2014-01-03 12:09
The buildings in this view look almost as old as those in the famous paintings. Your photo seems to confirm that the great masters picked the right colours and blended them correctly (or you did a good pp job to make these colours resemble the paintings). The fine brushwork done with the clouds and tiny birds is especially impressive.
nikkitta (11142) 2014-01-03 12:24
Quite true, seems a flemish paintings because of the dark colors, the old houses and the composition with the trees at the left and
Like the add of the flying birds
Well done , museum expert
mesutilgim (76734) 2014-01-03 12:33
Selam sevgili Deniz,
Bruges'den muhteşem bir kare !
Tepedeki kuşlar da kareye hayat katmış.
Selam ve sevgiler
pajaran (45488) 2014-01-03 12:36
Interesantan tekst o mestu ...
Lep pogled na kanal i kuce ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i refleksi na vodi.
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place ...
A nice view of the canal and the house ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place indicated and reflect on the water.
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
Giustiniani (907) 2014-01-03 12:54
tu as su rendre à la perfection, les couleurs et la lumière qui font que ce lieu est unique. Ta photo évoque tout à fait les toiles des peintres flamands.
emka (68576) 2014-01-03 13:56
There are many wonderful photos from Bruges here on TE, our best master lives nearby :). But this one is quite unique, I like the place on the canal, photo probably made from a boat cruise, and the colours are marvelous, really like in Flemish painting. There are here some old photos made by Andre, they have similar mood. Perfect composition, the bare winter trees look very attractive, some blurry reflections and the birds. fascinating place and presentation.
parvatibb (1295) 2014-01-03 14:41
tamam dayanamadim yazdim. soyluyorum neden
1-foto kopruden cekilmedi
2-baskasına benzetilmek bilemedim seni bozar gibi geldi:P
3-agaclar da LOTR entlerine benzemis. treebeard degil belki ama kucukleri olabilir
macjake (49296) 2014-01-03 17:34
I have to say, i've never been to Belgium but almost every photo i've seen from here seems to be a postcard!
can you visit belgium and have bad photos...I don't think so.
even here with the drab weather it looks great.
there's a mood thats totally felt and comes through the screen.
and I also like the black and white photo previous to this one.
have a great one
Corry (4106) 2014-01-03 21:28
Très belle image de ces maisons le long du cours d'eau agrémenté de quelques arbres. Belles couleurs. Point de vue parfait. Salutations.
snunney (76370) 2014-01-04 2:23
Your title is very apt, the composition does indeed have the allure of an Old Master painting. The point of view and square framing are very well chosen to produce a pleasant well balanced composition. I like very much the low light and understated tones. The flock of birds silhouetted against that most interesting sky are a great plus. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (41792) 2014-01-04 3:59
this shot lives up to the title you gave it so beautifully. The light and detailing are just so delicate and bring out the artistry here magnificently. Superb!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
danos (80945) 2014-01-04 4:04
a really very nice and picturesque scenery with the moody sky to enhance the beauty and the charmy of it.I like the creative perspective as the beauty of the area.
I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,Danos
fanni (14250) 2014-01-04 4:09
this really looks like a good old Flemish painting - thanks to dark well-balanced colours, a 'typical' mood and a relaxed atmosphere - despite (or maybe even due to) a grey day with tiny bits of light blue in the sky. It seems to me you chose a very good moment for shooting this "painting" - because the bare trees, with no leaves, reveal the whole beauty of these houses, along with the rippled reflection in the water. Excellent truly artistic shot!
Happy New Year wishes to you from grey rainy Stockholm :)
SnapRJW (27012) 2014-01-04 5:17
Hello Deniz - How did I miss this? So moody, the light definitely gives it that Flemish painting look as do the dark tones and colours, the detailing in the sky with the birds making a good feature. I love the composition, the river draws my eye towards the rather mysterious bend in the canal.... what lies beyond? warmest regards, take care. Rosemary
Romano46 (15574) 2014-01-04 6:22
altro bel quadro dalle Fiandre.
Una Bruges ripresa molto bene con colori un po' cupi, ma che ben si addicono al soggetto.
Ottimna la scelta del formato quadrato che si addice a perfezione al soggetto.
Bella la luce e perfetta la composizione. Buona anche la scelta della impercettibile vignettatura che concentra l'attenzione sulla parte centrale della foto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Noel_Byrne (17175) 2014-01-04 6:51
It looks like a work of a great master as is, the tones of the buildings and that lovely sky look like delicate works of an artists brush. I can fully understand what you write in your note about this being a favorite place for photographers and artists, its a beautiful fairytale like place.
All the best
krzychu30 (14986) 2014-01-04 8:29
Bruges is often referred to as The Venice of the North and we can clearly see here why.
Fine composition,which present to us excellently the whole beauty and uniqueness of this town.
Have a nice weekend
dkmurphys (44595) 2014-01-04 9:01
Superb canal scene from that amazing city. I love Belgian cities, whatever they are in Flanders or Walloon. Well seen, have a fine evening.
willperrett (5134) 2014-01-04 10:50
Your title is absolutely apt. I love Brugge, and was there in the Winter too. Your interpretation is stunningly beautiful and I wonder what (if anything) you've done to create the "old master" look: slight ochreish tint maybe. My only slight whinge is that to my eyes, it doesn't look quite sharp, but then, the slight softness may add to the atmosphere...
TopGeo (38128) 2014-01-04 11:40
Hello Deniz! I hope and pray the new year 2014 with happiness! Health! Love!Perfect idea and composition!
rbassin (15046) 2014-01-04 13:44
Cette photo est magnifique, très bon rendu des teintes et des reflets.
Très belle perspective.
saxo042 (35798) 2014-01-05 6:11
This could indeed have been a painting by one of the old masters. It is quite fantastic that you can still find such a scene, practically undisturbed by modern additions. A very peaceful and attractive picture!
wolf38 (29804) 2014-01-05 7:34
Hello Deniz. What a fantastic photo. The text says it all to pay tribute to this photo. Anyone can sympathize with what the previous painter saw and painted. Framed in a golden picture frame could hardly distinguish between photo and painting. Really a great shot.
Best rgds, Wolfgang .... and a happy NEW YEAR
amaryllis (32841) 2014-01-07 8:32
comme tu le dis c'est une belle peinture, cet endroit avec les maisons de chaque côté de l'eau , des arbres, des couleurs spécifiques donnent une composition superbe
CLODO (27664) 2014-01-07 13:16
Effectively, you captured the hues of the dutch paintings with the brownish colors under a cloudy sky, but the birds flock makes the difference.
Happy new year to you and relatives.
ManuMay (34357) 2014-01-10 15:17
I just come from some days in Belgium...and found this wonderful work yours, really wonderful, it looks for sure as flemish paintings with its special light and colours, we went to Bruges too and enjoy every corner. This is a very good capture, superb and brilliant...Going to my favorites!!
Silvio1953 (111038) 2014-01-13 11:05
Ciao Deniz, great view of lovely place, fascinating composition with impressive trees in FG and fantastic reflections, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
adores (32676) 2014-01-16 7:16
It's really like a painting! I like these winter colours light and tonalities. It's a well captured atmosphere, with a good pov and the birds so well placed!
tober (8797) 2014-01-23 7:05
Karamsar bir Flaman ressamın fırçasındann çıkmış gibi.
Kielia (22293) 2014-01-23 7:12
a fantastic and very well composed impression of this already well known place under a moody sky. The light and the colors are fascinating and the photographer’s perspective is excellent. I agree to you – the image almost looks like a painting!
Juzo (4314) 2014-01-30 5:51
I know it is in colour but this still carries a dark, timeless atmosphere. You pick these scenes well and present them with an amazing atmosphere each time, your choice of tones, composition, works so well.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (33776)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-30
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Very Artistic [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-03 10:21
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