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These picture has been taken in Aardenburg Netherlands Zeeland
I took these picture on the square with a small fountain and kiosk in foreground.
Also a very nice view on the Saint Bavo church in background upward the houses.
Thanks for viewing.
The Saint Bavo church is the oldest building that you find in Aardenburg.
The church was founded by monks of the Abbey of St. Bavo in Ghent 959.
In the oldest part of the church building you see again that probably comes from the Roman Castellum that this place was in the years 175 to 270 AD
In the thirteen tenth century Aardenburg experienced its greatest economic boom.
The settlement grew very rapidly into a city of about 5,000 inhabitants, making the need for a larger church arose.
In the twenties of the thirteenth century the building was expanded in a style that transition between the Romanesque and Gothic architectural style: the 'Scheldt Gothic ".
The Saint Bavo is the only building in the Netherlands where this style so clearly recognizable.
In the mid-fourteenth century the church was again expanded with a part that was built as Flemish Church Hall in "High Gothic style."
From the second half of the fourteenth century to the Reformation, the church was repeatedly damaged by various warring factions and in 1582 by the French was still the lead stolen from the church.
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besnard (55808) 2012-04-28 23:11
Une photo agréable à regarder. Elle est lumineuse cette place avec le clocher qui pointe son nez et le kiosque à musique qui a sa place dans le décor.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
cargus (10053) 2012-04-28 23:28
Intéressant scène architecturale bien joué ,des couleurs naturelles et l’exposition sont excellents... image bien fait.!!
SWEETFREEDOM (24386) 2012-04-29 0:00
nice view with many interesting elements, good colors and sharpness as usual.
Zengi001 (2739) 2012-04-29 0:11
Nice presentation of this charming little town with nice colors and clarity.
Very well done,
mirosu (15972) 2012-04-29 0:22
Excellent composition. Perfect DOF and color combination. Well done indeed.
jjcordier (79295) 2012-04-29 0:42
Très jolie composition et une douce lumière sur ce très joli village. Une photo de très belle qualité.
papagolf21 (95453) 2012-04-29 0:50
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Je découvre avec grand plaisir cette ville de Aardenburg avec cette grande place, le kiosque à musique (les musiciens ont-ils encore leur place ?).
Les maisons qui se pressent les unes contre les autres, à taille humaine. L'église et le beffroi dominent joliment la ville.
Un ciel pastel couronne magnifiquement l'ensemble.
finlay (1549) 2012-04-29 1:08
This looks like an attractive little town that you captured with good sharpness and clarity. The composition is well balanced with the bandstand on the left and the church spire on the right. The exposure is great too and you have retained detail in the overcast sky. The red tiled roofs provide an uplift of colour. Well done.
ourania (41166) 2012-04-29 1:38
a lovely picture composed in a very well balanced and elegant way. The mild light is used superbly to produce fine natural colours and a great tranquil atmosphere. Sharpness and clarity are marvellous, all the elements and details are effortlessly perceptible and quietly form a wonderful composition. I love the placement of the gazebo and the view through it, the bell towers against the soft grey sky, the subtle perspective and the beautiful colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
ikeharel (67153) 2012-04-29 2:47
I had looked up the location of Aardengurg on the map, John, as i had some recollection of it's name.
the place looks lovely, and superb photojob dome.
maybe I'd crop the lower part of the image with the concrete wall, but that'd be my personal preference's.
Have a nice sunday,
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-29 3:04
an immaculate composition and superbly detailed shot of this attractive town square. Beautifully atmospheric with compelling architectural elements and eye-catching colours. Light superbly managed and a captivating presentation. Wonderful!
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
Kielia (24077) 2012-04-29 3:37
your POV on this idyllic place works excellently. A very pleasant impression of this interesting village, very good management of the light. What I like most is the wonderful sky. My compliments for this nice composition!
mohammad_H (9828) 2012-04-29 3:42
Beautiful and attractive. Resolution and good color and beautiful atmosphere of church architecture. Vision and breadth of the box frame.
Have a nice day
korbee (6617) 2012-04-29 4:29
Tja John,de weergoden willen maar niet meedoen de laatste tijd,en dat is ook te zien hier.
Maar ondanks dat ben ik wel zeer te spreken over dit mooie plaatsje,wat een rust en een prachtige oude toren,dit is Zeeland op zn best!
Een heel fijn weekeinde.
digbymerry (3998) 2012-04-29 4:49
Lovely light, colours and detail. Excellent composition.
pierrefonds (63290) 2012-04-29 5:24
The distance between the square and the buildings is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings and of the bell tower. The cloudy sky is making the colors of the roofs to stand out. Have a nice day.
jacquest (18927) 2012-04-29 5:40
This is a very nice presentation of this town. The elements of interest are well placed in the image. I like the cloudy sky which gives a special mood without affecting the colors. The sharpness is very good.
tyro (23590) 2012-04-29 5:45
What a very interesting note about this very old town and its history and what a beautiful photograph by way of illustration.
Your photograph is beautifully composed with the tower and the steeple perfectly placed in the frame and balanced by what looks like a bandstand on the left. The water's edge at the bottom underlines the whole picture perfectly.
Gorgeous natural colours, perfect exposure and exquisite detail and sharpness.
Sonata11 (33737) 2012-04-29 6:33
any picture John, you posted is excellently executed and fabulously presented. This picture is interesting and very attractive. Excellent executed and eye catching this image. Perfectly well done like ususally. Awesome work. Congrats.
Best regards and have a nice Sundaym,
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-04-29 6:47
Mijn excuses voor de late reactie van
mijn kant, afgelopen woensdag (zoals
gepland) was onze kleine geboren.
De foto heeft opvallende zachte contrasten
en zo te zien was op dat moment een harde
wind, wat ook de lucht aangenaam zacht
Verdeling en gekozen standpunt zien er
wederom weer verzorgd uit.
Sergiom (73346) 2012-04-29 6:51
J'aime bien la texture de l'image, les belles couleurs douces et la grande netteté des détails qui font de cet endroit quelque chose à voir. Le ciel ajoute une belle touche dramatique à l'ensemble.
dale54 (6972) 2012-04-29 8:06
well john hi.very nice pic,very attractive looking town.very clear,sharp shot.what a scene too! tfs! dr
pajaran (57933) 2012-04-29 9:12
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Vrlo interesantan trenutak sa lepim pogledom , nema ljudi, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Lepo mesto za setnju i odmor.
Lepe kuce sa crvenim krovovima i park sa cvecem.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.
Goede morgen-middag, meneer.
Goede tekst met de gegeven data, en de geschiedenis ...
Een zeer interessant moment met een mooi uitzicht, geen mensen, goede compositie.
Goede scherpte, het contrast en de weergave van mooie kleuren.
Mooie plek om te wandelen en te rusten.
Mooie huizen met rode daken en een park met bloemen.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Een heerlijke middag en al het beste.
Good morning-afternoon, sir.
Good text with the given data, and history ...
A very interesting moment with a beautiful view, no people, good composition.
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Nice place to walk and rest.
Beautiful houses with red roofs and a park with flowers.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
A lovely afternoon and all the best.
wolf38 (31286) 2012-04-29 9:16
Hi John. View of an ancient city. That's your specialty. The result is always interesting photo. The explanatory texts fit well into this concept. Well seen and realized. Rgds, Wolfgang.
npecanhuk (73492) 2012-04-29 9:24
Lovely and beautiful urban environment!
Attractive and pleasant-looking picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, squarish format, black & white borders and compostition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
berek (47240) 2012-04-29 9:58
A very beautiful and charming town. seems like toy city. successfully balanced framing. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Istanbul.
macjake (64630) 2012-04-29 10:04
The Netherlands look like a beautiful place for photo's!
I really like this overall scene here. its nicely and smartly structured with the block architecture.
very well done, and i like the cloudy grey skyline too.
enjoy your day
dta (74789) 2012-04-29 10:10
Hello John ,
An attractive place , with superb red roofs and interesting church towers . The light is splendid , and the grey sky provides a fine backdrop to the buildings .
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-04-29 12:06
The presentation of this little town is amazing with perfect sharpness, soft light and natural colors. The tower of the church is wonderful placed. Congratulations!
All the best,
cornejo (39303) 2012-04-29 12:09
Hello John, very good well composed photo of this pretty picture, very good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good job, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and happy start to the week.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-04-29 12:12
trattamento perfetto in PP con i colori che escono bene dalla foto.
Ben ripresa la piazza con il contorno dei palazzi,
PaulVDV (26650) 2012-04-29 12:33
Het prieel laat vermoeden dat het plein toch wel van enig belang is maar er valt absoluut niemand te bespeuren ... Misschien was het weer zo'n dag met veel te veel regenbuien ...
De foto werd vanuit een goede hoek genomen en heeft een goede compositie. De kerk met zijn torens en donkere dak klimt mooi uit achter de verschillende rode daken.
De scherpte waarmee het plein en de gebouwen gefotografeerd werden, vormt een mooi contrast tegenover het zachte wolkendek.
Vele groeten, Paul
Fis2 (93775) 2012-04-29 12:54
Curious place, interesting architecture.
Excellent composition and POV.
Superb colors and sharpness.
I like tower.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-29 18:51
A very nice shot showing many details of different architectures with the fountain and the kiosk . Nice view of the tower of the church. Very natural colors and sharpness.
Alco (7251) 2012-04-29 21:31
Very nice composition.These buildings have a nice architecture.I like those colorful roofs and the beautiful church tower.Very good lighting in spite of the dark clouds.Very well done.
Have a good week.
danos (94194) 2012-04-29 22:39
nice the panoramic view of Aardenburg with the bell tower of the church to dominates the place.The moody weather brings out the details of the beautiful and charmy city with the light and the colour management to are captured superb.
Have a good week,Danos
jimkil (1706) 2012-04-29 23:52
Like a painting, the light has been kind despite the overcast weather the clarity and sharpness is superb.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-30 2:31
The photo is interesting, as the explanatory note. The framing is as always very studied. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Nicou (136072) 2012-04-30 2:49
Très belle compo e tiamge quelc adrage quelle belle place avec le bac d'eau sueprbe ce toits ocres, fantastique vue et compo superbe.
bravo et amitié
golus (2893) 2012-04-30 4:26
Another lovely composition formed by juxtaposition of interesting and beautiful elements. The lighting is masterful, sharpness and clarity are perfect. A very calm and peaceful place depicted in an elegant frame. Thanks for sharing, best wishes,
AliMoein (780) 2012-04-30 7:10
Very nice view of this buildings
It has an amazing clarity and sharpness
The composition and colors in this photo are excellent
ybx (251) 2012-04-30 9:09
very nice detail of Aardenburg, i like these little towns with lovely corners and a story to tell.
Your picture is very pleasant and transmit the relaxed atmosphere of these places.
Very well about light, colors, exposure and contrasts.
Best regards & ciao
eldancer1 (35457) 2012-04-30 9:22
Beautiful architecture! Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. The dark clouds in the background enhance the building. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-04-30 11:25
Ola John ,
Muito bonita esta praça com a torre da igreja de fundo , parece um lugar bem calmo para viver , bons detalhes de arquitetura nas casas de fundo , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
abmdsudi (50440) 2012-05-01 1:09
Wonderful shot again nicly composed with church's to attract the eye. Full of clear details, good clarity and contrast so good the grey sky. A brilliant photography and nicely done. Congrats
carlo62 (43489) 2012-05-01 2:42
gran bel risultato, la luce non ti è stata amica, ma la foto è molto piacevole, belli i colori e le costruzioni si stagliano bene.
gildasjan (43356) 2012-05-01 4:52
Une image parfaitement composée et quel agréable contraste de couleurs de ce ciel nuageux.La couleur des tuiles apporte une très bonne touche à cette réalisation.
tedesse (25135) 2012-05-01 9:55
Excellent point of view, interesting towers in the background.
Beautiful view of the Aardenburg.
Wonderful colours and perfect sharpness.
Silvio1953 (136633) 2012-05-01 10:12
Ciao John, beautiful composition with lovely architectures, fantastic sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (58325) 2012-05-01 10:31
a nice place in this city, I like the calmness that inspires this square with the kiosk of music, which gives a romantic touch to the composition.
I like both belfries that stand out behind the houses, and the sky with a few fantastic textures in the clouds.
The photo have a great sharpness and a good graphical contrast, as well as a good luminosity and a few saturated-well colors.
Well done, my friend.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-05-01 11:57
Beautiful architecture! Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details I like a lot this spring atmosphere .. great POV, it gives amazing perspective your picture has a very strong feeling. sharpness & clarity are spendid! very well done my friend (it is known that happiness does not bring money, but the honest policy managers! I hope! )
fritzi007 (10401) 2012-05-01 13:02
wunderschönes, klares Foto, gratuliere!
ciakgiak (30427) 2012-05-01 13:30
ancora una volta una nitidezza stratosferica per mostrarci questo nuovo magnifico posto dell'Olanda, i colori, sebbene ovattati da un cielo nuvoloso, son ben vivi e piacevoli. Eccellente la composizione.
Un caro saluto
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-01 13:35
What a beautiful town you've capture John, and as usual all with great clarity and detail to surroundings. Wonderful format and presentation. Very crisp and clear John, Great Job!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California..........Buddy
mkamionka (34581) 2012-05-02 2:00
charming view from a lovely town. I like the unique church tower positioned asymmetrically here. The weather was not the best but with the great processing you turned it to your advantage,
Very well done,
ChrisJ (109450) 2012-05-02 2:43
A very good overview of this picturesque Dutch church, with good sharpness & superb diffused light, thanks to the cloudy skies. Excellent graphism with good strong light contrasts. The orange red tile roofs contrast well against the blue grey sky. Tfs!
jmdias (61262) 2012-05-02 3:11
beautiful details of this urban landscape. I liked the shapes of the toweer peeking over the red roofs. nice soft light and good framing and sharpness.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-02 5:25
a beautiful view with attractive composition and very nice architectural details, superb POV and soft lights, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
kato (11630) 2012-05-02 6:06
You're capturing well this small town of Netherlands by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so ot's interesting and impressive to see houses with red roof which stand in a row in front of square and church with Romanesque/Gothic architectural style. In western societies, it turns out well that the church has always rooted in civic everyday life deeply as described in your note.
Have a nice day.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-05-02 8:11
Beautifully displayed, the delicate spring greenery, in a quiet town. An interesting church tower in the background. Gloomy, cloudy sky contrasts well with bright houses. An interesting gazebo and is something stone in the foreground. Excellent image quality.
Didi (60358) 2012-05-02 9:28
Bonjour mon cher John
Peinture ou photo ? Plutôt entre les deux.
Vue intéressante sur ce bourg typique; le ciel couvert donne une ambiance particulièrement Hollandaise.
UlfE (14641) 2012-05-02 12:08
Perhaps not the very best weather, but I the lighting is very, very attractive anyway. Also a really fine composition with the fountain to the left and the church tower to the right. TFS and have a nice evening!
Waylim (25484) 2012-05-02 16:48
Once again a very good quality shot. even without the ideal light and cloudy sky, you manage a fine shot with the softer and more even light. Colors are nice rich without over saturation. Compositionally, I might have prefer a little less sky, but that is very minor. Information note.
Have wonderful spring day.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-05-02 19:43
The sharpness and tone of this composition are first class. Excellent view with good depth and details in the frame.
Thanks and have a nice day.
vladic (4561) 2012-05-03 2:08
Tout d'abord un grand bravo pour cette image parfaitement rendue par ses couleurs et sa netteté. Très belle architecture pleine de beaux détails. Merci de nous raconter si bien l'histoire de ce lieu.
Bonne journée à toi.
Buin (42420) 2012-05-03 3:28
All here emanates tidiness, solidity and somehow cosiness. I like how the town is towered by the beautiful steeple. The rednering of the sky is a great element in the photo's composition. Thank you for the interesting and worth reading comment!
Greetings from again much cooler Westphalia - after 30°C last week! Have a nice day!
Royaldevon (36087) 2012-05-03 6:45
Your photograph has the clarity so characteristic of your shots. The terracotta roof tiles draw attantion to the m/g, where there is a nice balance across the frame. The gradual height increase from l/r produces a natural movement across the frame, with plenty of time to absorb the many, architectural details.
My warm regards,
sacimar (26205) 2012-05-03 8:18
good image of this place, I like the combination of buildings you show here, the towers catch my attention, good details, well done,
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-05-04 6:20
Very impressive capture full of intersting and colorful details to admire! i love the light here, the POV and the extremely fine high quality & clarity, excellent job. well composed and well seen
vasilpro (41215) 2012-05-04 7:49
Wonderful composition, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, beautiful atmosphere, lovely light and colors, interesting architectural details, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
marcan44 (6307) 2012-05-04 12:50
grazie per le note sempre molto interessanti su questa cittadina olandese e per la abituale precisione nella realizzazione dello scatto con una giornata non proprio solare.
Nonostante la giornata nuvolosa sei riuscito ad equilibrare al top le luci.
Have a nice day
baddori (20113) 2012-05-04 12:58
Un dipinto e una bella fotografia.
Un modo nuovo ma efficace per la presentazioni delle immagini .
jemaflor (93187) 2012-05-05 0:05
A composition well balanced with the tower and all these housees, nice colors and light, good result with these orange roofs.
agulberk (3794) 2012-05-05 12:24
Very nice captured of beautiful red-roofed houses side by side in front of a n architectural towers of the church under the rain clouds in the sky.
Beautiful composition and excellent presentation too
Greetings from Turkey
Have a good weekend
TRB (14026) 2012-05-08 4:14
Sharpness, colors, light and architectural details perfect.very skillful, excellent presentation.
Angshu (56748) 2012-05-08 7:40
A nice picture from Aardenburg. Its a picture postcard with the church spire on the right creating a good strong focus. The orange tiled roofs contrast well with the grey sky.
siolaw (38292) 2012-05-08 8:32
The exposure is spot on and sharpness is impeccable.
The view is nice with interesting architecture.
aliabazari (16093) 2012-05-13 9:02
Une composition très belle atteint. Un excellent éclairage et les couleurs. Très bien.
Je suis content que vous m'avez choisi comme votre ami.
adramad (43103) 2012-05-13 12:45
After a few days vacation, I'm operational again in TE.
Charming and beautiful composition that conveys an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in this population, beautiful POV with the kiosk, the harmony of these facades and towers emerging behind them.
Ideal brightness and precious these soft colors.
Great job, which I love.
Have a nice day.
frunchy (1779) 2012-05-14 15:59
marvellous scene! Although the sky looks grim, the image brings a warm mood. I personally like that there are no people in the picture, which emphasizes the archtitecture.
Best regards, F.
kordinator (20453) 2012-05-16 1:17
Fantastic architectural details you captured in this village.
Lovely light, colours and detail.
Really amazing photos.
Kind regards my friend
Rafer (16403) 2012-05-17 10:37
Super shot... cool!! great colors and composition!!!! greetings john
branley (3681) 2012-05-18 7:09
Another fine capture, well composed with wonderful colours and sharpness my. Well done my friend.
mesutilgim (92324) 2012-05-24 3:02
Hello dear John,
I missed this wonderfull capture from Aardenburg !
Perfect layout and nice soft colors.
A perfect TE enttry enriched with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice day
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-05-27 23:10
Frame with beautiful colors and interesting lighting. Very well.
clic (16600) 2012-05-29 10:34
Too bad this wonderful tapestry work, taken with a 20mp sensor, cannot be posted larger than 800mp wide in accordance with TE rules!!
But anyway, I can still appreciate all the details' subtlety allover the picture as well as the fine pastel tones painted by an hazy sun.
Compliments for the perfect veerticals.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-06-09 10:31
hi john, you have achieved a wonderful clarity and sharpness with this picture. very nice architecture and colour tones in the buildings. the clouds, while grey have good layers and add to the image.
COSTANTINO (62627) 2012-06-23 8:05
classic shot with classic colours
yur notes are very useful
nice view with many interesting
elements,have a nice week end
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-31 22:13
Hello John, the cloudy skies don't bother you at all, you still bring out the best of color, shape and sharpness! What a beautiful gazebo and buildings in the background!Great taste on choosing the elegant frame!
May the New Year bring you health and unforgettable moments!
Periko (4270) 2013-06-22 21:41
Grand architecture. Beautiful photo
All the best
Miguel82 (27277) 2014-02-23 19:05
I like that plazza of Aardenburg John, a location for a carousel on the left of the frame, a green space and monument towers are visible in the bg, natural hues, high resolution, all the best, warm regards
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (148678)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-28 22:59