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Saturday afternoon I was in Ghent with my camera in the hand.
A pity the sun was not of the party, we got heavy cloudy weather, but high temperatures for Belgium.
Nevertheless were a lot of tourist in Ghent, for a boat trip on the river.
But I found this image on the “Korenlei” where people eat and use a cup of coffee, the children play on the pier, a very nice image for to make a picture, I find a little bit dangerous with the water very close, for these little children.
I hope you enjoy of these picture.
From the 11th century the Korenlei was a sort of jetty to bring goods (mainly cereals from Artois) to the adjacent warehouses quickly or to collect the goods. Gent had the so-called corn stack right, making the grain (and grain) that came from northern France, had to walk. Gent via The grain had first two weeks are the grain depot, before it could be on the market in Ghent traded. Several properties are strongly reminiscent of those activities and reflect the prosperity of the Craft and Ghent.
Since the 18th and 19th centuries, most warehouses grown and there are plenty of restaurants are located, as well as the House of the unfree Shippers.
With a view to the World Exhibition of 1913, the historical buildings were thoroughly restored.
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Focal Length 24.0mm
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besnard (55315) 2014-06-10 22:59
Une très belle photo de cette superbe ville et ses maisons caractéristique. Les fleurs complètent le décor et les promeneurs profitent du beau temps.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
serp2000 (42188) 2014-06-10 23:05
Good morning, John,
I think the boy and the girl are main heroes of this scene. The city is just a background for this daily life vivid scene. Good capture of so interesting moment.
Well the water is always dangerous for children, but life is life and we can't to create full safety.
pajaran (55527) 2014-06-10 23:21
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa istorijom i trenutku, lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa cvecem i decom.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje, lepo mesto za setnju i odmor.
Lep deo grada.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, sir.
An interesting article about the history of the place and time, nice view ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with flowers and children.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors, beautiful place for walking and relaxing.
A nice part of town.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day, all the best.
jjcordier (79275) 2014-06-11 0:11
Très jolie photo de ce très joli coin de Ghent. Les deux enfants au milieu des fleurs égayent cette belle image.
Royaldevon (33783) 2014-06-11 0:35
Until I read your notes, I didn't realise that the sun was not out! The scene is so vibrant with colourful flowers, flags and buildings, that the sun didn't seem necessary, somehow.
A fine viewpoint captures the children as interesting focal images and then we have good leads into the scene via the strong lines of the flowers and the canalside.
You have captured a scene of great relaxed enjoyment which I would love to visit.
Have a great day,
lousat (83400) 2014-06-11 0:59
Salut John,j'ai visite' seulement Bruxelles mais il y a vraiment des autres villes magnifiques a voir chez toi,quelle merveille cette composition depuis Gand,facades tres riches et architechtures super,je dois revenir.ehehehe....belle journee' et merci,Luciano
Giustiniani (3630) 2014-06-11 1:20
un joli point de vue avec une belle lumière malgré un temps couvert semble-t-il. Belle capture.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-11 1:29
gloriously summery shot this with this historic and beautiful city looking so attractive and inviting. Superb POV and clarity make this appealing and an idyllic place to stop and drink in the atmosphere.
shreya2000 (1816) 2014-06-11 1:37
Very nice pic showing some of the good buildings of your area in background. I like the 2 children playing nearby. The flowers as kept is very nice. The canal is also very nicely taken.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-06-11 1:38
this is an amazing photograph with a superb pov and framing and all the other photographic qualities that border on perfection. Beautiful view captured with great atmosphere and of course the two main subjects are perfectly displayed.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
mirosu (15350) 2014-06-11 1:46
I think that you spent some time studying composition and wisely waited for the playing children without other crowd around. The framing is spot on - you have positioned the walkway with outdoor restaurant nicely on the left side and the houses in top part of the frame, in this way you have created excellent balance and harmony. The right side is well filled with the water. In this way all the elements in this photo are excellently balanced. The foreground interest is abundant in texture and detail; and the clear blue sky is creating excellent contrasting background. I like this photo a lot. Well done my friend.
claudeD (35883) 2014-06-11 2:19
Ghent is an amazing city which I know very well because I have visited several times. very good composition, fine colors and perfect sharpness. I like your contribution to TE here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
tyro (22374) 2014-06-11 2:31
An interesting note and a very appealing photograph which you have managed exceedingly well considering that the light was fairly poor that day.
I like the fine composition in which the line of the water's edge and the rows of bright red and white flowers which follow it make a strong diagonal which leads the eye perfectly toward the distant fine buildings. The children playing in the foreground add human interest as well as a good sense of scale.
Gorgeous light and true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
mohammad_H (9800) 2014-06-11 2:45
Eye-catching and charming with beautiful flowers to decorate
Good angle to view photo
Beautiful scenery and excellent quality
A good resolution
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-11 3:42
An excellent image of this very attractive scene. I love the way you have included the two children in the foreground. With them included it is much more than a pretty view of Ghent.
jacquest (18871) 2014-06-11 4:00
Even with the cloud cover, your image is of excellent quality with well rendered colors and good sharpness. The flowers, flags amd kids add element of interest and make it a lively composition.
papagolf21 (91334) 2014-06-11 4:21
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Voilà encore une image qui ravit le regard par la beauté du sujet présenté.
L'effet de perspective avec ces bacs à fleurs est de toute beauté.
Très belle réussite.
cornejo (36297) 2014-06-11 4:43
Hi John, lovely view of this interesting and beautiful postcard of Ghent, very well composed and captured this pretty good picture. An interesting image of a nice place with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sergiom (68540) 2014-06-11 5:38
Les deux enfants qui s'amusent sur le quai bordé de fleurs sont magnifiques et aident à mettre en valeur ce superbe arrière plan typique de la Belgique. L'ensemble est d'une très grande netteté.
COSTANTINO (60521) 2014-06-11 5:54
Hello dear friend
the good photographer has his camera
always in the hand fantastic and delicate
colorful shot with so many flowers
decorating this place
I like the children playing in the foreground
Nice place to sit and drink a coffee
I would like to be there indeed
have a nice evening
Fis2 (90729) 2014-06-11 7:05
I like POV and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
eldancer1 (32718) 2014-06-11 7:40
Looks like a place I could the whole day enjoying the beautiful scene while having a meal as well as watching people go by. Very festive image. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (63779) 2014-06-11 8:20
Adorned with many flowers pots along the canal, added a fabulous vivid colors to the town scenery, John.
People seem to enjoy a boat cruises and sitting on the waterfront cafe's. Loverly view, with the styled archi.-details shown on the surrounding.
PaulVDV (24657) 2014-06-11 10:18
De eerste zin van je nota rijmt prachtig. Ik denk dat je vaak in Gent bent met je camera 'in your hand'.
Echt veel kleurrijker kan een beeld van de Korenlei niet zijn.
Ik denk dat deze foto weer veel mensen kan overtuigen tot een bezoek aan Gent.
Uitstekende scherpte en diepte.
Zeer aangenaam met de spelende kinderen op de voorgrond.
erhan1958 (15517) 2014-06-11 12:10
traditional architecture interesting for us
As the years ahead
have a nice week
PiotrF (11776) 2014-06-11 13:46
well captured and framed shot of a good perspective.
Excellent quality, some good details
Nice composition. Colors, contrast are excellent.Very interesting note.
carlo62 (39591) 2014-06-11 15:20
fiori e bandiere colorano questo luogo, ma i bambini creano dinamicità e sono una forte attrattiva visiva.
Una città molto bella, ci mostri molti volti di questa città e tutti hanno una loro particolare bellezza.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-06-11 18:05
John, every picture you take is like a celebration...everything looks so festive, everything is a party, decorations, happy people and always a very European ambiance!!
Alco (7131) 2014-06-11 18:14
This is a very nice place for various activities. Despite the cloudy weather, many people enjoyed the place. Splendid picture with beautiful buildings and very nice rows of flowers. Very well done. TFS.
Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (70734) 2014-06-11 19:28
Lovely and charming urban environment!
Beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov, dof and composition are all excellent!
TFs - congrats,
abmdsudi (47490) 2014-06-11 21:23
I think the weather is not on your side but it's well captured to bring all its features to life; fine control of highlights, nicely coloured to enjoy with vibrant red as great contributor to lift this capture successful while the background buildings stand as strong focal. A picture with immense depth and great perspective, Congrats, tfs
fabbs99 (16819) 2014-06-11 23:29
Beautiful colors and sharpness in this image from Ghent.Very well captured with great clarity.I like the kids playing by the river.TFS.
jemaflor (89971) 2014-06-11 23:31
A nice photo with a good angle and the diagonal with flowers, interesting and beautiful architecture, well the human presence in the FG.
chrislo (4155) 2014-06-12 0:54
Een mooi plaatje uit deze heel bekende en zeer gewaardeerde plek. Die prachtige gebouwen langs het water staan er fantastisch op en geven de stad een zeer romantische karakter. De kleurrijke voorgrond van bloemen zorgt voor perspectief en leidt je blik mooi langs de gracht. De kinderen maken de foto levendig en dat geeft er een leuke sfeer aan. Ook de mensen op de kade genieten volop van deze warme dag en hun drankje. Zeer goede hoek, diepte en balans in de foto. Heel mooi om te zien.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-12 3:19
The first thing which entered my mind is what you also mention: safety of the children. If there are no mishaps, it means the children are smarter than what we think them to be.
Like the atmosphere portrayed - nice and calm with all the time in the world for the tourists.
TFS. Have a great day!
ourania (37252) 2014-06-12 7:53
I like very much the inclusion of the children in the foreground, they offer great reference to your elegant composition and make the lovely, picturesque setting look like a huge playground. There's superb dynamism in your perspective, depth and sharpness are very pleasing. You brought the best quality out of the moody colours, your picture is consistent and very charming. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Nicou (131294) 2014-06-12 9:13
Avec ces deux jeune sur le quai quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe compo et vue quelles belle fleurs ce rendu au sol et touts ces édifices quelle merveille une très belle architecture et la vue de chaque côté sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (131560) 2014-06-12 9:36
Ciao John, great view of beautiful place, lovely composition with noice couple of children and a lot of flowers, fantastic colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fritzi007 (9115) 2014-06-12 10:04
ein wunderschönes Foto, genau so wie es die Touristen lieben, sehr guter Kommentar, gut gemacht!
dale54 (6760) 2014-06-12 11:29
hello john..next time iam in belgium i have to get here..beautiful color and city! tfs. dale
resat1972 (7492) 2014-06-12 14:06
very nice square
I liked very much
jmdias (59156) 2014-06-12 15:53
you were lucky to get this view mixing flowers, river, façades and boats. many details to enjoy, a very nice compo, full of interesting elements. TFS.
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-06-12 19:12
Hello John, like always perfectly well composed and wonderfully attained image. Colors, sharpness, clarity are stunning. Tfs
All the best, Barbara
tenretin (2545) 2014-06-13 1:14
Le ciel n'était pas avec vous ce jour là... cependant vous avez su tirer parti avec habileté de l'endroit. Les enfants apportent une touche de dynamisme au cliché et les fleurs la couleurs.
Bien pensé et bien réalisé.
adramad (41060) 2014-06-13 8:31
Spectacular beauty of this great composition, perspective magnifies the canal, surrounded by beautiful homes, I love creating diagonal railing decorated with beautiful flowers, people on the deck and the two children playing in the foreground, a touch charming and vital to the image.
Very good lighting and sharpness.
Have a good weekend.
rychem (28857) 2014-06-13 8:48
Superb, fantastic colorful photo, beautiful view and very nice composition, compliments
Buin (42362) 2014-06-13 12:25
This city seems to offer an endless number of motifs for photographers. You and your pictures are a very good ambassadors of Ghent. All in this picture is beautiful and really inviting and having a cappuccino or a coffee and a piece of cake here must be a real delight. Besides all the wonderful architecture the diagonal of the flower-boxes is a real eye-catcher here.
Greetings from summerly Siegen - and have a nice weekend!
clic (16114) 2014-06-13 15:27
The hazed sun created an outstanding soft panorama in which the distant photographic details appear at their best, especially when adorned of such strict verticals on each side of your cropping!
The colourful flowers row shows an attractive perspective, while leading attention in town and outlining the presence of kids who enliven your post.
Met vriendelijke groeten.
jcpix (13820) 2014-06-13 19:06
What a great place for everyone to enjoy, no matter the age. A lovely and charming setting along the river, how could anyone not like to stop and smell the roses, literally?!! :) A playful moment captured with the two children in the foreground, and a calm setting with the others sitting nearby taking in a drink. Surrounded by beautiful architecture and many colors, the cloudy skies can't dampen the spirits. I'd be happy to share some of the Arizona sun, but you also have to take the heat that comes with it! :) Have a great day ahead. All the best.
omid266 (6700) 2014-06-13 21:15
Dear my artist friend,
another wonderful and artistic image of your works ,
very nice place hunted with camera,
Tourists with the kids in a Peaceful view,
All the BEST and Thanks!
Best Wishes for Belgium and Hope Belgium-I.R.Iran in Final match , :)
danos (91014) 2014-06-14 0:45
Good morning John,
nice the view of this section of the town with the canal to adds depth and perspective in the scene and the colourful flowers in the pots to decorate it perfect.The existence of the playing boy adds interest and life in the scene.
williewhistler (15681) 2014-06-14 2:17
the children at play add a great deal of warmth and charm to a beautifully composed photograph that has a fine perspective and glorious summer colours.
The overcast conditions have worked in your favour allowing all of the delicate details to be clearly viewed and enjoyed.
Best regards Les.
siolaw (38292) 2014-06-14 9:12
I like this wide and deep street and canal view with people and child adding life to the scene. Sharp enough at 1/100s. Good light and colour management, maybe the little girl in the corner could be cropped?
pierrefonds (60968) 2014-06-14 10:25
The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the child and of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the buildings. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
kasianowak (7573) 2014-06-15 5:15
Well conveyed atmosphere of a relaxed afternoon. Playing kids add intrest to the foreground and the line of flowers leads the eye towards the beautiful architecture in the background.
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-06-15 8:56
Great picture also fantastic mood colorful of the life. The children plays a great role in this picture. marvelous composition bravo
mcmtanyel (17143) 2014-06-15 20:16
Even without that little boy climbing, this would be an excellent photo, but with him, it has turned into an iconic image!
wolf38 (31284) 2014-06-15 23:32
Hi John. A beautiful and vivid photo with many details. The people, the river and the old houses provide a great combination. Good technical quality - as always. Instructive text.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
mkamionka (32835) 2014-06-15 23:40
lovely quay scene indeed. The architecture is so beautiful in Ghent and you captured it with nice foreground with people in beer garden and children playing as well. The weather was not perfect but it did not stop you from taking this excellent photo.
mesutilgim (89670) 2014-06-16 2:44
Hello dear John,
Very nice capture from Ghent with perfect pov and amazing colors.The two kids in the foreground adds a unique taste to your compo.
Again many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice day
mjw364 (2) 2014-06-17 2:42
Nice POV and great interest created by the two children. Well composed and good use of line. As always a clear and sharp image too.
macjake (62252) 2014-06-17 4:52
another sweet looking scene from Belgium.
Ghent is up there on my travel list, hopefully i'll get to see it someday.
the addition of the colorful flowers helps to offset the grey sky you mentioned.
the way the city is set back into your photo creates depth and an open feel in the fg, nice photo.
batalay (37195) 2014-06-20 7:49
You assist in making Ghent one of the most appealing cities in Belgium, and indeed Europe. You capture the colors and life in the historic city and always provide useful commentary along with your photos. I see the international flags, and of course the one of the United States. But I understand now that this is part of the World Exhibition.
Have a good weekend, John and Jenny,
Didi (59144) 2014-06-20 8:38
Bonjour mon ami
Malgré le ciel couvert le soleil arrivait à filtrer, cela donne une belle luminosité sur cette perspective fleurie agrémentée par la présence des enfants
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-21 2:20
This place is so amazing! I really miss this unique and special place...
Beautifully seen and smartly composed with playing kids in the foreground. TFS!
Have a nice day!
SWEETFREEDOM (23834) 2014-06-21 4:24
lovely architecture and flowers in fg. i like the little boats on the canal and colors.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-06-21 6:06
actually it´s mainly architectural photo with really beautiful architecture,but here the kids apperance add so much life and carefree atmosphere to the scene.
You´ve captured the scene really well!
Have a nice weekend
mvdisco (17784) 2014-06-21 9:09
Beautiful architecture and perpective,
I like the children and flower too,
Excellent composition and presentation,
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-06-30 6:36
How are you? Every time I go back on TE and I am always happy to comment on your pictures! Here the two children add interest and character to a photo already perfect! Very good as usual!
Best Regards, Nino.
ChrisJ (105379) 2014-07-01 13:47
The diagonal canal adds dynamism as well as superb lead in lines and perspective. The effect is enhanced by the parallel row of colourful window box flowers and flags. The fg children animate the scene and provide scale. Nice catch of the distinctive bg houses too. Tfs!
branley (3681) 2014-07-04 22:11
A lovely composition John and the lack of sun makes no difference, as the flowers more than make up for it with their vibrant colours. It's a super detailed shot, excellent.....
josepmarin (58007) 2014-07-07 11:16
a wonderful postcard of this beautiful town, with a deep and elegant perspective of the canal.
I love this kind of architectural style, and the colors of the flowers and of the flags, in spite of a cloudy day.
The atmosphere of the terraces and the vitality of the children playing in foreground complete a great composition.
An excellent work.
parvatibb (1387) 2014-07-07 11:42
Ghent is one of my favorite cities. I definitely would like to visit again. Lovely colors. The kids make a marvelous addition. Looks like a page from a story book!
halikarnas (7085) 2014-07-08 10:55
İnsanlar yaşıyor,insanlar yaşamayı zevkle yapıyorlar.
Etrafa bakınca, binaların estetiği,Çiçeklerden vazgeçilemezliği
Ve karşılıklı sohbetleri nasıl sevdiklerini
Angshu (56664) 2014-07-10 5:38
This part of Ghent is very picturesque with the gabled houses and busy cafes. You have taken a nice picture of this location using the perspective well. The flags and flowers add to the colour well
aliabazari (16067) 2014-07-17 20:58
Hi John lieve
Een mooi schot verslagen. Mooie kinderen. I love it. Gefeliciteerd en bedankt voor het delen
fotka (3983) 2014-07-25 6:08
Indeed, it is gorgeous place to enjoy afternoon's cup of coffee. Just next to the water with the boats and beautiful architecture of the buildings. Great quality of the picture as always.
Have a nice weekend,
berek (44331) 2014-07-27 8:16
Dear john ,
One of my favorite cities in Europe. colorful flowers, toy-like buildings and beautiful weather. Congratulations on a beautiful photo,
carper (96) 2014-08-04 10:05
bekend terein, mooie foto van Gent,
goed gemaakt en leuk die kinderen nog even er op gezet te hebben.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-07 8:40
So far as my knowledge I first appreciate your photographic position where you captured of all these images which you exhibited in TE. Your idea and capturing capacity about photography are really admirable.
Wonderful composition, flowers, beautiful children with good architectural background. Color balance and lighting control are well.
best wishes and thanks for sharing.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-10 4:45
Excellent perspective along the canal and the busy atmosphere. The interesting architecture lining both sides of the canal. The dramatical sky adds and contrast to the atmosphere. Very good colours and clarity. The colourful pots make the difference.
Have a nice evening,
stego (24124) 2014-08-12 15:14
From the thumbnail we can already see that it is another of you eye catching views of your country, but when we open it we have the bonus of the children playing aiding to add a pleasant atmosphere to the image, which visually is much attractive because of the forms of the architecture, the channel and all those reds.
Apart from Brussels and Knokke, this is the only town I visited in Belgium and needless to say that I like it very much and I would like to see it again with more time. Another thing I have excellent memories of Belgium is the food.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2014-09-22 10:25
This one is superb as well is the "moment" itself.
Perfect light and composition.
They have to be brothers?
Miguel82 (26863) 2014-10-27 13:24
The quays were planned and decorated to receive the visitors and give another image of the city John, I like the flowers, the flags indicating that all countries are welcome, what a remarkable baroque style architecture
kordinator (20229) 2015-02-04 0:51
Nice daily life vivid scene.
Excellent capture of so interesting moment from the city,building flowers,water,pavement are all excellent details.
The boy and the girl give excellent atmosphere to the scene.
Matyas (9804) 2015-04-11 1:23
Hello John! Amazing children. Fine scene. Nice flowers. Excellent background. Fantastic architecture. Marvelous colours. Good focus, fery good sharpness. Well done!
adidas5nb (5685) 2015-05-20 6:26
what a place.love the colors and the architecture. beautiful pov and love the kids in the fg.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (145072)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- 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/11, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-10 22:53