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Saturday afternoon I was back a Bruges, one of the most beautiful cities in Flemish Belgium, certainly on the first day of the summer 2014.
A lot of tourists in Bruges, certainly on the canals with the small boats.
Along the canals are different bridges, these op the picture "Horse bridge" in Dutch Peerdenbrug.
These picture is take, during two boats each other passing before the bridge.
Also in background the tower of Belfry above the buildings it symbol van Bruges
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pajaran (52038) 2014-06-22 22:59
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o gradu sa opisom, lep pogled na kanal i camce sa turistima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazani camci na kanalu sa turistima.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
emka (78852) 2014-06-22 23:12
Hi John, Superb scene from Brugge. Such a cruise on the canals is very pleasant but I would prefer it with not so many people. Eyecatching "lady in reds" is just going.
Warm regrads MAlgo
I hope you got my e-mail.
besnard (53517) 2014-06-22 23:16
Une belle journée ensoleillé pour annoncer l'arrivée du printemps. les touristes déjà nombreux pour la promenade sur l'eau.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jjcordier (76322) 2014-06-22 23:30
Je t'envie d'habiter si près de Bruges si photogénique. Lors de mes visites, j'ai presque toujours été "accueilli" par la pluie et j'ai toujours regretté de ne pas avoir fait autant d'images que j'aurai voulu. Tu avais une lumière parfaite pour cette jolie photo.
jemaflor (84665) 2014-06-22 23:35
Beautiful composition with a very pleasant light capture, colors are also splendid, well managed, tfs.
snunney (83693) 2014-06-23 4:08
A picture that truly exemplifies the beautiful city of Brugges. The point of view is very well chosen and the light and colours a delight for the eyes. The bridge makes a fine focal point whilst tehre is plenty else going on to maintain the interest of the viewer.
timecapturer (48668) 2014-06-23 4:17
love Bruges one of my favourite European cities. This shot typifies its appeal charm and beauty. Have to admit I have not been on a day with clear blue skies like here in this wonderful capture.
Have a good week - B.
pierrefonds (56963) 2014-06-23 4:21
The presence of the boats fill with people is adding life to the scene. The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the architecture of the bridge and of the buildings. The good luminosity is enhanciong the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
sabermonajati (9537) 2014-06-23 4:53
pleasant view from river,buildings and people you captured.
Sergiom (59986) 2014-06-23 5:06
Même si on a l'impression de suivre la meute des touristes en prenant le bateau sur les canaux de Bruges, on ne peut faire autrement que de faire comme les autres. Une très belle manière de visiter la ville. Ton point de vue est excellent.
ourania (30937) 2014-06-23 6:15
your composition is very well set, solid and elegant like this picturesque area. The boats that tour the canals always seem full of people and quite fast. I love the scene of action you captured in this frame, it provides an exciting distraction in the peaceful scenery. Excellent framing for greater impact, superb clarity and delicious colours. Your timing was great, I like how the people in the boats are looking at each other and how the lady in red is observing them too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Nicou (121924) 2014-06-23 6:19
quelle iamge et ocmpo avec les deux bâteaux qui se croisent sueprbe le pont de pierre ces édiffice le lierre sur la façade sueprbe ensemble et image bravo.
holmertz (40983) 2014-06-23 6:22
This is an extremely pretty and idyllic view. The buildings are very nice and you were lucky to have two tourist boats passing by at the same time the woman in red was perfecty placed in the street. This photo has a great human touch, fine architecture and superb colours.
ikeharel (57144) 2014-06-23 8:13
A joli summer-cruise on Brugge's canals, John.
happy tourists gave vivid texture tothe scene.
A fine tunning of the camera, brough a sharp image.
dta (66538) 2014-06-23 8:15
Hello John ,
Une composition magistrale . J'aime beaucoup les couleurs vibrantes , l'animation créée par le passage des deux bateaux sous le pont . La dame en rouge à gauche est un bonus .
cornejo (31472) 2014-06-23 10:11
Hi John, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting bridge in this beautiful city, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mjw364 (7428) 2014-06-23 11:20
A very pictureseque place Bruges. I have been only once and it rained! your image makes me want to return in better weather with my camera!
resat1972 (7326) 2014-06-23 12:03
a nice presentation in terms of tourism
compliance has been fantastic boat and bridge
green and blue dominate again
Silvio1953 (122129) 2014-06-23 13:12
Ciao John, nice crossimng of boiats full of people, lovely composition with beautiful bridge, wonderful colors, excellent persppective, good clarity and splendid Light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jcpix (13658) 2014-06-23 16:10
I know I've mentioned it before, but you sure know how to make a strong case for desired tourism with your pictures. :) Another lovely and charming shot from this quaint town. I have a sister that visited Belgium last year and she absolutely fell in love with Brugges...and it's easy to understand why! My sometimes odd imagination had me thinking the people in boats were actually cruising down the river in old, cast iron bathtubs!? haha Beautifully lit by the natural light of the sun, and properly exposed to show off the fine detail and easy going atmosphere. As always, it's beautiful! Enjoy the new day. Congrats on the big WC win. Take care.
Alco (6948) 2014-06-23 18:45
What a nice place for visitors to visit that beautiful city by taking a ride on these boats. The landscape is magnificent and it is a very good way to take pictures of the city on a relaxing way. Very nice colors and sharp picture. TFS.
Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (22099) 2014-06-23 22:15
Deze foto toont ons een bijzonder kleurrijk Brugge op een prachtige zomerdag.
Het beeld is goed gevuld en heel evenwichtig.
Eigenlijk zag ik in Brugge nooit zo'n 'woelig water' als hier. Waarschijnlijk omdat de twee motorbootjes elkaar kruisen.
Door de muur van het kanaal en de huizenrij krijgt de foto een goede diepte. Verder heb je hier een mooie combinatie van groen en gebouwen.
Vele groeten, Paul
fabbs99 (16167) 2014-06-23 22:27
Beautiful shot of the boating in the swift waters of the canal.A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color.TFS.
mirosu (13756) 2014-06-23 22:31
Attractive composition, excellent photo in superb light & clarity. Nice view to small river bridge and the boat full of people. The buildings on the right side are beautiful, full of nice details.
Very well done.
papagolf21 (86138) 2014-06-24 0:10
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Merci de nous faire découvrir d'une aussi belle façon la ville de Bruges à travers ses canaux.
Une image lumineuse à tous points de vue.
Très bonne journée.
tyro (20420) 2014-06-24 0:34
An interesting note about Bruges and its canals and a very fine photograph showing tourists enjoying the city and passing in boats under the "Horse Bridge".
Your composition is excellent, the line of the wall at the side of the canal nicely leading the eye toward the bridge and with the boats and the buildings very pleasingly placed within the frame. The "lady in red" on the left adds extra appeal too.
Fine composition, lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.
eldancer1 (27855) 2014-06-24 6:43
Looks like a busy traffic on the canal and to me I think this is a better place for tourist to spend some time instead of the crowded Las Vegas Strip. Love the architectures, nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
PiotrF (8604) 2014-06-24 15:12
Nice view of unique canal of Bruges.Very pleasant picture, interesting note.Excellent captured, composition and presentation be superb.Very well done
carlo62 (32735) 2014-06-24 15:14
è un piacere rivedere questo ponte e questa scena, passeggiando per Bruges si vedono spesso e ho un bellissimo ricordo di tutto questo.
Bel cielo e bella luce, perfetta per questo scatto.
PS stavo guardando nella tua galleria, i mulini che si trovano sul confine tra Belgio e Olanda, proprio sopra Bruges, sono facili da individuare dalla strada?
omid266 (4774) 2014-06-24 21:27
Dear my friend,
A unique shot from Brugge, excellent panorama of bridge,very fine colours,
All the BEST and Thanks!
Best Wishes for your team,
Thanks for your attention to Iran Team in World Cup,
Have nice times, Adieu,
Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-25 3:12
Nice photo of the canal with two boats crossing each other. The houses in the BG too offer excellent contrast.
Have a great Day!
macjake (56494) 2014-06-25 5:15
so how many people can fit into one small boat?
lets see...i can count at least 27 people in that boat on the right!
haha...perhaps thats too many for such a small boat!
love how you composed the scene so smartly and with attention to detail...i like the long pipe on the far right which is so straight with the frames edge!
charming and peaceful scene with the arched bridge.
rychem (23176) 2014-06-25 6:19
High quality photo as usual, fantastic sharpness and light, great composition
photoray (12155) 2014-06-25 6:33
Your Bruges canal shot is certainly an incentive to visit, perhaps in early spring or late autumn? A summer Saturday looks busy.
Water canals flowing past historical architecture, rock textures revealed, ivy growing skyward, and mature trees to soften the scene.
abmdsudi (43480) 2014-06-25 8:13
A fresh and lively looking small townscene by the canal finely composed packed by beautiful architectural detail of the building style with the eye popping colours. Love the subtle tones in all and how well you preserved the features throughout and lovely touch of people presence. Excellent shot and pleasure to view. TFS
jmdias (55365) 2014-06-25 17:53
how I can see here, there is an intense movement of tourist and boats in these canals. very nice flagrant mixing the people and architecture. beautiful details we can enjoy here.
mcmtanyel (13407) 2014-06-25 20:26
You are convincing me that if I ever go to Belgium, Bruges is the city to see. The colors in this photo are so rich and yet so natural. I like the way that lady on the sidewalk is dressed, red all over, including her handbag.
danos (86667) 2014-06-26 2:37
the vivid colours of the scene enhanced from the brilliant light of the day,making the scene so beautiful and unique.The two boats full of tourists crossing under the old stone arch bridge meke the image even more effective.A good experience to travel in the canal with this way.
ebingul (1924) 2014-06-26 3:20
A very nice postcard of Brugge.
Great perspective and vivid colours.Congrats and best regards,
shreya2000 (1134) 2014-06-26 4:05
Very nice and sharp picture taken by you. The tourists are enjoying. Good seen atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing.
mursaloglu (8614) 2014-06-26 7:27
Marvelous pic great composition and colors really good job bravo.
COSTANTINO (55452) 2014-06-26 12:28
Hello dear friend
I agree with yout useful notes that Bruges
is one of the most beautiful ciies in
Flemish Belgium what a beautiful
picture taken during two boats each
other passing before the bridge
than ks for sharing it with us
have a nice time
dip (23628) 2014-06-26 14:00
very nice capture of the scene,wonderful bright colors and good pov,
I also like the inclusion of the boats with the tourists in the foreground,good timing!
lousat (76832) 2014-06-27 2:48
Salut John,la journee' parfaite pour faire un tour sur les canals de Bruges,prise de vue super,couleurs tres brillantes et facades magnifiques baties dans le tipique style,tres bien fait! Bon WE et merci,Luciano
mesutilgim (84284) 2014-06-28 1:41
Hello dear John,
Very nice scenery from Brugge with perfect pov and timing.
Very good layout and pinsharp capture.
The tourists enjoying their day seemingly.
TFS and have a nice weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (22696) 2014-06-28 5:15
a lovely weather to visit this nice town. i like buildings' details and colors.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-06-28 17:21
elegant and stylish, graceful and classic view but yet so very pleasantly ingenious and simple!
the colors are magnificent and the light superb!!
summer has arrived in Brugge!!!
Fis2 (85471) 2014-06-29 7:39
Beautiful photo from Brugge.
Thius place is beautiful.
Excellent frame and colors.
I remember the tower ;)
Have a nice afternoon
chrislo (4155) 2014-06-29 13:44
Deze foto moet je kunnen verkopen aan de toeristische dienst van Brugge. Beslist gaat ze in hun volgende folder. ;) Het is alweer een tijdje geleden dat ik in Brugge geweest ben, en als ik dit prachtig beeld zie, dan krijg ik zin om weer naar Brugge af te reizen. Het was heel mooi weer die dag en ik zie dat de toeristen er ook volop van genieten. Dit is een mooie klare scherpe foto van dit pittoresk toeristisch plekje, met heldere zonnige kleuren en perfect van opstelling. De gekozen hoek is erg prettig met een perspectief over dit kanaal dat we als wandelaar ook kunnen hebben. De kleurrijke huizen aan de waterkant vormen een mooi contrast met de blauwe lucht en met de groene bomen. Ook de bootjes en hun passagiers zorgen voor een aangename zomerse sfeer en brengen leven in de foto. Je hebt heel goed gewacht tot het juiste moment om de bootjes ideaal te plaatsen in de shot. Heel mooi gedaan, John.
serp2000 (39992) 2014-07-01 8:47
Another excellent masterpiece from Belgium. This photo from Brugge reminds me another your photo "Old building along canal". Similar point of view, similar composition, excellent colors! TFS!
bona (12562) 2014-07-02 19:29
first congrast for the Belgium soccer time pass next stage in the World Cup. And them thank for this beautiful photo from this marvelous coutry you show to us always with wonderful photos. I hope I can visit your country one day.
saxo042 (37558) 2014-07-03 3:07
A very pleasant summer day with many active tourists watching all the old buildings from small canal boats. The lady in red adds further attraction to the picture but very good colours all around.
ChrisJ (97854) 2014-07-03 4:20
Looks a little like that near neighbor to the north (Amsterdam). Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. The 2 tour boats certainly looked packed. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue. Tfs!
branley (3681) 2014-07-04 22:16
I still remember my trip to Bruges more than 35 years ago, and it's the canal system which is still fresh in my mind. Beautiful colours my friend and the lady in red balances the shot very well. Super shot John.....
siudzi (33565) 2014-07-05 1:41
Lovely post from Bruges! The architecture of this city is simply amazing and you showed us a small beautiful sample of it. Very well composed and executed scene. TFS!
clic (14906) 2014-07-05 6:59
I don't know how you do it, but your 'secret recipe' always depicts pleasing soft contrasts in your directly-lit city sceneries, so the allover minute details are easily seen! Maybe it is a virtue of a full-frame sensor.
Anyways, this romantic scenery along a canal of Bruges constitutes a strong incentive for a visit in the city.
Met vriendelijke groeten.
adramad (37997) 2014-07-07 9:45
After my vacation in Provence, I'm active again in the pages of TE.
A masterful composition of this charming town, well chosen POV, with the bridge over the canal, tourist boats and Belfry Tower, rising on the beautiful facades.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Excellent done. I love it.
Have a happy day.
pili51 (1471) 2014-07-07 12:11
you chose a fantastic angle with the boats and the bridge in background.
Nice depth and perspective.
Superb POV and clarity make your picture attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS,
Have a nice week.
claudeD (32695) 2014-07-11 5:53
Brugge is really an amazing city not only for photographers. Very good colors, composition and sharpness for this very interesting shot. I have also participated during my visit of Brugge on a boat tour.Very well done.TFS.
With regar^ds from Luxembourg
siolaw (38278) 2014-07-11 12:56
The tourists are enjoying a very sunny and bright day that makes your picture a colourful and gives it holiday-like atmosphere.
Sharp and clear picture
seres76 (780) 2014-07-11 13:25
I want to do Structural Critique, but everything is so beautiful. The only thing to write 'excellent' ... Tfs...
aliabazari (15423) 2014-07-25 10:33
Shot van een mooie toeristische plek met de mensen. Belichting en kleur, goed gedaan. Thanks for sharing
carper (96) 2014-08-04 10:03
zo heb ik er ook nog wel een paar, mooie timing goede foto John heel mooi weer.
fritzi007 (5308) 2014-08-10 13:47
wunderschönes Foto und sehr gute Qualität, guter Kommentar, gratuliere!
berek (38420) 2014-08-17 21:16
Bürüj like toy town. very cute, very colorful architecture, and of course very clean. a very pretty picture of this beautiful city. everything in place.
have a nice week.
Miguel82 (23367) 2014-08-27 11:24
Excursions are organised on these canals to discover the history and the patrimony John, superb exposition, bright tons, all the best, regards
swapankumarroy (2839) 2014-09-21 6:43
Very pleasant view and the passengers were enjoying their journey, I like its composition, clarity and lovely natural color, perfectly shoot it from exact position.
with deep regards and thanks,
Selmik (3188) 2014-09-29 10:31
Lovely and cozy picture of yours. I like the boats coming towards each other under the bridge and beautiful images of the houses in the BG. Nice picture of the beautiful Old Europe.
Nice take, dear John.
stego (24030) 2014-10-04 17:23
It is a wonderful view and, as usual, it is like a lesson on what is a perfect compo. There are also the gorgeous clarity and colours. I like the nice touch of life and movement given by the boats and the people. Somehow I find that the lady in red on the left makes the photo even more interesting, for the "punch" of colour it produces despite being tiny.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (139168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-21
- Categories: Transportation
- 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/11.6, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-22 22:55