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In Belgium got we no winter the last three months, alone a lot rain, but Monday last a completely afternoon without clouds and and lovely low sun.
This gives the long shadows about the grass path
Nowhere in the Meetjesland the influence of the sea is as palpable as in the creek area . From the 12th century, the sea penetrated here regularly inside. In addition, each new Marine and fertile clay layers were deposited and gullies were scoured the landscape . Evidence of this can still see the numerous creeks that are usually filled with fresh water.
Today it is primarily an agricultural area creeks .
However, there are still a lot of valuable pieces of nature .
In the reed beds around the creeks typical nesting birds like warbler , blue throat and marsh harrier . Many of the grasslands are salty and contain a typical fauna of salt-tolerant species such as samphire , hoarse salt grass , salt and rus spurry . Birds that breed in the wet grasslands include godwit , redshank , avocet and yellow mercury . The calcareous dikes accommodate special plants like wild marjoram herb thunder , fine pelargonium, agrimony and cat thorn .
There overwinter thousands of white-fronted geese and greylag geese in the polder , as well as hundreds of small pink-footed geese and swans . Peregrine , hen harrier and Merlin are typical wintering raptors .
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jjcordier (69571) 2014-02-21 23:01
Magnifique photo que l'on apprécie encore plus dans sa version plus grande. Très belle composition et, surtout, un splendide jeu d'ombres et de lumière.
RhodieIke (10379) 2014-02-21 23:17
Splendid photo of this winter's day scene in Sint Laureins.
The long shadows are super, the mood is great, well chosen Pov, well managed and presented.
The world is all toppzy turvy in it's weather at the moment.
Greetings to you and your wife,
papagolf21 (80944) 2014-02-21 23:20
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Les ombres s'allongent au même rythme que les jours (il fait plus clair le matin de bonne heure).
Le spectacle est de qualité, et le rendu est parfait.
Un choix de cadrage excellent.
siudzi (29031) 2014-02-21 23:23
Lovely shot full of incredibly beautiful lights and perfectly saturated tones! The long shadows captured in the foreground created a fantastic visual effect to make the image eye-catching one. Very well done!
Have a nice weekend!
pajaran (44354) 2014-02-21 23:27
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa seknom, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za setnju i ribolov, nadam se da u vodi ima velike ribe.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elemntima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good day, sir.
A good article on the place and time, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and moment shown with a shadow, beautiful colors.
Nice place for walking and fishing, I hope it leads to a big fish.
A good article on the technique of recording and sheet elements.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
SnapRJW (26088) 2014-02-21 23:29
Hello John - You made the most of the clear, sunny weather and attractive light. I love the strong graphic lines of the shadows here, they all direct the view to the blues of sky and water and delicately detailed horizon. Beautiful colours and a tranquil mood. Nice work indeed. Warm regards Rosemary
emka (67299) 2014-02-21 23:44
Lovely view in this sunny winter day without snow. Splendid place to walk ing and enjoying nature. Fantastic calm atmosphere. Magnificent colours.
WArm regrads MAlgo
ikeharel (46976) 2014-02-22 0:35
Good morning John,
The long shadows added a wonderful texture to the river banks, mostly in green. Lovely location to stroll along, and picturesque surrounding's.
Bright winter day, nice taken photo.
Enjoy your weekend,
seres76 (177) 2014-02-22 1:09
It's a beautiful wiev... Thanks...
carlo62 (22341) 2014-02-22 1:15
una luce molto bella e un luogo tranquillo e rilassante, dove passeggiare deve essere un vero piacere.
Mi piace molto il gioco di luci e ombre creato dagli alberi, la loro prospettiva sembra guidare l'occhio verso il centro della foto.
Subhogen (3200) 2014-02-22 2:14
This is a magnificent view from the side of this beautiful lake. The long shadows in the FG is creating beautiful light and shadow patterns. Love the serene and tranquil atmosphere captured in the frame. The path along the lake and the rows of shadows creates nice perspective and gives depth to the composition. Excellent capture with wonderful light, vivid colours and good clarity. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.
timecapturer (40248) 2014-02-22 3:09
a simple everyday scene, but one that proves how accomplished you are as an image maker. Because you have turned it into something so special and captivating. I love the diagonal and enticing shadows as well as the tranquillity that pervades this exquisite capture. Well done!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Buin (42224) 2014-02-22 3:35
This is another little artwork mde by "jhm" - for me a perfect one. What an atmospheric photo, what a feeling of calm and serenity! These shadows of the trees (one of them obviously "hides" the photographer ;-) are an intriguing detail in the picture as the wonderful colours and the strong diagonal are. I would like to step into the picture now ... ;-)
Thank you for the informative note!
John, I hope you are fine. Have a nice weekend! Here it rains again ...
PaulVDV (18724) 2014-02-22 4:28
De lange schaduwen vullen inderdaad mooi de voorgrond en eveneens het groene pad langs de waterkant.
Het was toen blijkbaar schitterend weer, te zien aan de prachtig blauwe lucht en de weerspiegeling in de kreek. Het levert ook een mooi contrast op tussen dit blauw en de kleur van de boomstammen en de bladeren.
Je hebt dit uitstekend weer goed vastgelegd als uitnodiging tot wandelen ... of fietsen.
Vele groeten, Paul
jacquest (17533) 2014-02-22 4:40
This is a great image with these lon shadows on the grass and this tree bending over the water. The POV is well chosen with the oblique line of the grass path. The light is beautiful and the quality of the image is very good.
pierrefonds (52578) 2014-02-22 5:04
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The wideness of the creek is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the trees. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (48970) 2014-02-22 5:21
Une belle scène très pastorale avec ce très beau sentier en bordure du lac. Les arbres dénudés de feuilles permettent de voir loin dans cet air pur. J'aime beaucoup le jeu des ombres à l'avant pan.
Romano46 (14496) 2014-02-22 5:48
colpisce in maniera particolare il bel gioco di luci e di ombre che si dispiega sul terreno.
La composizione con la diagonale dell'acqua è perfetta e la cura del dettaglio notevole.
Eccellenti sia la luce che i colori.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
serp2000 (35072) 2014-02-22 5:57
How are you?
Very artistic capture of the February nature in Flanders. Perfect DoF, the shadows create impressive graphic. I like this composition, attractive view.
Kamilutka (5705) 2014-02-22 6:14
stunning picture which gains plenty of beauty from excellent work with light. The warm tones seem to play games with long shadows and the result is very captivating.
Very nice depth good composition with the path leading naturally an eye. Great colors, contrast and sharpness.
Well done! TFS!
Nicou (109695) 2014-02-22 7:13
Fantastique jeu d'ombres et lumières sur le pré vert quelle graphisme de tronc et vue avec le cours d'eau la perspective et ce tons sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (33511) 2014-02-22 7:47
I like the deep green foreground which looks like a terraced field or a flight of stairs covered by grass. The green "road" leads me along a curve and a diagonal disppearing between the trees and the lake. The distant shore is beautifully reflected in the remarkably calm water. It has been some time since we last had a beautiful day like this in Stockholm.
Giustiniani (651) 2014-02-22 8:08
un très beau jeu d'ombres dans ce superbe paysage. Tout est idéal, la composition, les couleurs, la lumière... C'est beau, pas banal, très réussi.
clic (13006) 2014-02-22 8:42
All those convergent shadows that draw attention on the large tree dipping its toes in water and on the smooth blue surface are responsible of this much-attractive natural scenery.
Noel_Byrne (16219) 2014-02-22 9:06
Long beautiful shadows, made even more appealing by your exquisite sharpness in this image. The water looks so inviting, but the shadows tell me its early morning and probably a little cold for swimming :) Beautiful composition and colors make this a really fantastic image.
thanks as always
sabermonajati (8487) 2014-02-22 9:40
amazing view from shadow of trees with excellent perspective you captured.
ChrisJ (92116) 2014-02-22 9:44
I like the repetition of the long shadows with the light coming from behind and creating a striped pattern on the green fg grass. Good sharpness and nice warm cold colour contrasts between the reflected blue skylight and the yellow green grass. Tfs!
subhendu_bagchi (23613) 2014-02-22 9:57
another great landscape photography here. I love those reach colours. Great composition with endless depth and perfect light. An extraordinary composition indeed. Tfs.
ourania (21432) 2014-02-22 10:39
this photo is very attractive and pleasing, you obtained great graphism by using only natural elements, patterns and effects. A picture of exquisite clarity and fine textures, beautiful light and colours. The path along the water is inviting, the atmosphere calm and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
ngk (2345) 2014-02-22 11:08
Beautiful composition!! Amazing colors, great sharpness, fantastic light management!!
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (24585) 2014-02-22 11:20
Hi John, lovely view of this interesting lake in this beautiful evening, very well captured with a great pov with pretty good picture. Wonderful image of a charming place with good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
tyro (16748) 2014-02-22 16:53
A wonderfully interesting note about the ecology of this area and a very fine photograph to illustrate it.
I really love the long shadows in this photograph and I have to wonder just how you managed to keep your own shadow out of the picture? The lines of the shadows add strongly to the composition and draw the eye across the water to the distant treeline.
The light in the sky and on the calm water is divine and the colours are beautiful. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, as always.
jcpix (8350) 2014-02-22 18:04
Loving these elongated shadows, it feels as if they're reaching out to me. :) They're a key element to the success of this image, which was already strong based on your ability to see and form these super perspectives. If I didn't know better, based on the colorful path and sunny blue skies, I would tend to think this was more of a Spring time photo. Nature sure can't seem to make up her mind this year, yeah? :) Good to see you're out taking advantage of the nice conditions, it's made for another beautiful photo! Have a great day ahead. All the best.
npecanhuk (58210) 2014-02-22 19:09
Beautiful, pleasant-looking and inviting place!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
Enjoy your Sunday,
shreya2000 (187) 2014-02-22 21:39
A very good natural scenery. I like your composition. The path between the line of the trees is very good. The colour of the sky & water is similar !!! Very good picture.
COSTANTINO (46486) 2014-02-22 21:46
excellent shot of the Nature with the
greatest sharpness and lightness
lovely view to this wonderful winter place
splendid place to walk and enjoy the
Nature the path along the lake and the
rows of shadows create a wonderful perspective
fantastic calm atmosphere
have a n ice Sunday
saxo042 (35196) 2014-02-23 2:06
The long shadows from the low sun show that this id not a summer picture, even if there is a kind of warmth here. The shadows are nicely focusing on the tree at the shore. A very pleasant view with peace and calm.
mirosu (10186) 2014-02-23 2:41
A brilliant shot in all its glory, giving a lovely clean and crisp finish to this super landscape. I think you have brought out the best light and excellent shadows. The colours absolutely sing out and strikingly stand out from blue sky. This shot is without doubt amazing justifies the adjectives.
Very well done.
chrislo (3351) 2014-02-23 2:46
Dat was echt een uitzonderlijke dag om foto's te nemen. Dit is een prachtig beeld van dit mooie stukje natuur. Het lage winterlicht doet het bijzonder goed hier door de lange schaduwen op de grond, wat het perspectief versterkt. De foto heeft een zeer goede lichtbalans en een uitstekende omkadering. Door je goed gekozen hoek krijgen we een fantastische diepte en een weidse blik naar het watervlak. Mooi hoe je de gebogen boom geplaatst hebt. Bij deze foto spreken de warme kleuren van de avondzon en de sfeer mij aan en vooral de rust die het uitstraalt. Heel mooi gedaan, John.
Groetjes en een fijne zondag uit een zonnig Rijsel.
mesutilgim (75550) 2014-02-23 4:56
Hello dear John,
A masterpiece again ! Everything here regarding photographic qualifications is at it's best; but the shadows creates such a nice feeling of depth !
TFS and have a nice weekend
Fis2 (78776) 2014-02-23 6:04
I like colors, light and shadows.
Have a nice afternoon
krzychu30 (14378) 2014-02-23 9:12
pleasant and so idyllic scenery!
I like especially the play of light&shade and how it helps you to create so lovely mood of the scene.
Also your POV was chosen carefully and provides us with magnificent view of this rural area.
Have a nice evening
elenimavrandoni (11105) 2014-02-23 10:19
a very bright and spotless clean scenery, magnificent play of light and shadows and a divine reflection!!
Schnappilic (9536) 2014-02-23 10:58
A superb composition using a winter low light and long shadows. Fine quite and lazy atmosphere. I like it!
mcmtanyel (7325) 2014-02-23 14:03
Looking at the thumbnail, I thought those shadows were caused by undulations on the ground. It looks like you had a very pleasant afternoon. A beautiful, tranquil photo, TFS.
jmdias (49671) 2014-02-23 14:51
this low light added marvelous colors and golden hues to this rural landscape. very nice job. TFS.
macjake (48349) 2014-02-23 17:43
perhaps not your typical type of scene, but still an attractive one. what a difference shadows can make in a scene eh? they work well in creating fine lines, and the calmness of the water is nice too.
enjoy your day
Alco (5864) 2014-02-23 19:36
Your title is perfectly well chosen with all these nice long lines on the grass.That beautiful green footpath leads our eyes toward the end of its diagonal line.For me your picture looks more like an autumn picture than a winter scene.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Graal (93586) 2014-02-23 23:36
pleasant view and view like on spring season. Fine light and game of shadows. Also I like the colors and composition. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice week and good health.
Apurba20 (423) 2014-02-23 23:56
Magnificent. That is how I will put this.
The shadow are indeed bewitching.
Royaldevon (23410) 2014-02-24 6:30
It does not surprise me that your shot has created so much attention! It a shot full of beautiful light and long shadows, captured in such a way that they guide diagonally across the scene, in a most eye-catching pattern.
The importance of the trees cannot be overestimated, besides their creation of shadows, they give depth and leads.
A beautiful shot.
My warm regards,
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2014-02-24 7:55
What a lovely colourful (spring) photo! Love the vivid colours in the warm sun light.
Kielia (21953) 2014-02-24 7:59
this is really another thoroughly composed impression of your region with amazing colors. Your POV works excellently and you took a great advantage of these interesting shadows. The perspective is excellent. My compliments also for the notes!
photoray (7942) 2014-02-24 8:16
Like everyone else a fine Flanders winter scene devoid of snow, exchanged with long tree limb shadows on the grass, looking across the calm water towards the tree lined shore. Enhanced by low level sun light and fine resolution.
Silvio1953 (109295) 2014-02-24 10:47
Ciao John, fascinating landscape, fantastic reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
fritzi007 (219) 2014-02-24 12:37
sehr gut gemacht, gratuliere!
ACL1978 (6847) 2014-02-24 14:04
This shot really begins to remind me of spring, John. As the snow melts here I'm looking forward to seeing the grass again, and unfrozen water! Lovely light and a great job mixing these long shadows with the trees at the water's edge. Thanks!
Ninello52 (7237) 2014-02-24 14:32
Beautiful shot with trees in the foreground! Fantastic brightness of the scene, beautiful long shadows of the trees on the lawn!
Best Regards, Nino.
kato (10577) 2014-02-24 15:16
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm creek and the surrounding nature such as reed, salt grass, trees. Surely, here looks like a comfortable place for birds. And, the shadow projected to creek's promenade draws out a effect as well as the reflection projected to the water.
batalay (33875) 2014-02-24 18:25
It is clearly an early spring in Belgium. The beautiful light, the crisp air and long shadow associated with the low angle of the sun... all collaborate to make this a gorgeous painting. Warmest regards, John,
fabbs99 (13507) 2014-02-24 21:55
Wonderful image of the lake-side.Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness. TFS.
jemaflor (76610) 2014-02-24 23:24
interesting effect for the depth with these lines and shadows on the FG, light and so lovely like these colors, well made.
branley (3681) 2014-02-25 0:51
This could be in France John. Lovely colours and good winter light with those long shadows. It's a well framed shot from a good angle my friend. Excellent image.
Gigidusud (11649) 2014-02-25 5:31
Beautiful nature picture with nice light and great shadows on FG. I like it!
williewhistler (10893) 2014-02-25 6:58
making excellent use of the long winter shadows you paint a very attractive picture.
The warm winter light adds it`s own charm to a very well composed rural scene.
Best regards Les.
berek (32296) 2014-02-25 8:23
Beautiful picture that you appreciate even more in its larger version. Beautiful composition and, especially, a great game of shadows and light.
adramad (32881) 2014-02-25 9:04
A wonderful composition of great beauty, both the charm of the dam, for the beauty of the surrounding woodland, is the ideal landscape, great graphics that give the shadows of the trees on the green carpet of grass.
Very good range of colors.
A beautiful job very well done.
With good lighting and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
archimatica (20196) 2014-02-25 10:31
Ottima composizione nella quale le ombre danno ritmo dell'immagine e la stessa, pur nella sua tranquillità, acquista un interessante dinamismo.
omid266 (1509) 2014-02-25 19:52
** Salam dear friend , John,
Thank you for sharing this excellent work,
very nice view , nice panorama , nice text,
well done my friend ,
Thank you for sharing this image,
Iran is a country with 4 season in one time ,
and have different landscapes Desert to Greenlands,
Thanks for your notes,
Peace to all people in the world,
Regards , Omid
danos (80278) 2014-02-26 0:57
Good morning John,
very nice the view as the presentation of this earthy pedestrian around the lake.
I like the warm light and the colours of February with the light and the shadows to looks like to play hide and seek.I like the creative perspective as the beauty of the place.
corjan3 (1993) 2014-02-26 8:18
Wonderlike nauurskoon met baie goeie beligtingbeheer. Die lang skaduwees en die lae invalshoek van die lig van agter verleen 'n besondere atmosfeer aan die toneel. Baie goeie samestelling en uistaande gehalte. Welgedaan en groete vanuit die suide.
TRB (13258) 2014-02-26 8:24
Great shadows and light
Framing is very nice, excellent clarity and color.
I love it.
boa (5112) 2014-02-26 14:00
It is almost the same in Stockholm this winter, not much snow!But luckily there are some days like this, sunshine and a blue sky, perfect for a stroll and photography:)I like the clarity, colors and sharpness in this shot. The long shadows creates an interesting atmosphere and brings more Life to the scene. A well taken picture from a good pov, well done!
eldancer1 (22435) 2014-02-26 14:02
Beautiful early spring photo, come spring this place will be teeming with life. I like the low angle of the lighting. Good pov and sharp details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
claudeD (28253) 2014-02-27 4:50
very fine picture from Sint Laureins with an excellent composition and fine contrasts. I like your play with lighzts and shadows. Very calm scenery.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
wolf38 (29666) 2014-02-27 6:50
Hi John. Yes, it looks like in February. A few more days, and the first green leaves come. But the sun is still low, as the long shadows show. So we still need to have some patience. The fotto like it very much.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
mohammad_H (7940) 2014-02-27 7:14
Beautiful views and breezy colors of blue, blue sky and water color coordination, management of light and colors, good job
Good luck and have a nice evening
abmdsudi (35340) 2014-02-27 9:15
A picturesque landscape by the lake fully bathed by the sublime angled warm light and long shadows drawing the eyes in brilliant colours You have exploited the golden hour to your advantage, it's well defined in great dof with the spotless blue sky boosts the overall effect. A pleasant shot indeed, Congrats.
josepmarin (57069) 2014-02-27 9:45
the play of shades and low sunlight on this beautiful and bucolic place gives us a nice calmness feeling, in this delightful composition.
I like your good framing and the wonderful contrast between the green tones of the forest and the blue ones of the lake.
An excellent work.
rbassin (14455) 2014-02-27 9:57
Cette photo,avec les longues ombres projetées au sol, est superbe.
Mangifique couleur du plan d'eau et du ciel.
carper (96) 2014-02-27 10:48
echt een plek om libellen te pakken John,
U kunt ze zoeken in de hangende takken waar de zon op staat, fraaie foto mooie plek om te vissen.
Corry (3402) 2014-02-27 21:12
Magnifique paysage au bord de l'eau sous un beau ciel bleu. J'aime beaucoup les lignes d'ombres qui dirige le regard vers le plan d'eau. Très belles couleurs. Très bien fait.
dip (22232) 2014-03-04 3:37
spectacular image with amazing colors and lighting,very good choice of POV and excellent composed as well,
have a nice day,
halikarnas (6071) 2014-03-05 0:02
Hi Büyük Usta,
Nefis ,imrenilecek bir fotoğraf.
Gölge ancak böyle Yüceltilir!
Muhteşem bir sunum.
Zucca (4600) 2014-03-07 11:52
Beautiful light, as you wrote in your note, and good use of the shadows and the reflections, I like the way you placed the trees and the path on the first plan and you opened the view on the right part !
Have a nice week-end,
Waylim (24342) 2014-03-08 10:53
Once again a really wonderful photo. While long shadows can adds a lot to the picture, but for some it can also create a problem with too much contrast, they either had it too dark on the shadow or too bright on the light. There is no such problem foryou here. Everything is perfect, great color wtih warm tone and the shadow place adds some much depth to the composition. Lovely nature with the lake and the few houses along the horizon. Have a great weekend.
Didi (52429) 2014-03-09 1:32
Bonjour mon ami
La lumière latérale incidente accentue l'intéret sur la perspective du sentier
Une très belle image
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (130642)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 7 D, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-21 22:52