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These picture has been taken in "Den Biezen" a very small area, then East of Aardenburg Netherlands Zeeland on 3km of the Belgian border.
I like early in the morning with my bike through the polder to, see where I can take a nice nature picture, gladly with and nice reflection in the creeks, here on these place can once deep breathing.
I wish every visitor a nice weekend.
History of the area;
Already in the 14th century, reported a hamlet Rush, a hamlet in the parish East of Eede.
Although this is a relatively high-lying country concerned had still suffered from the flood of 1583 that includes the Rush Creek did occur.
Already in 1608, the Biezenpolder re diked. This was the southern part of the East of Eede Polder which covered 435 acres.
The hamlet is particularly known for the fact that in the first half of the 17th century many Mennonites settled here who, because of persecution, from the Southern Netherlands had fled. Eventually they moved to Aardenburg, and a Catholic population took place.
Therefore "Biezenpolder" originally called the Baptist and the northern polder dike is still called Baptist Dijk. This is along the old "Eekloose Watergang". This was originally a "Turfvaart". South of this Waterway keeps the clay area and begin the Pleistocene sand area, which is less fertile farmland of Rush does his.
On the southern edge of Rush finds a large number of border posts and between stones. There was of course also smuggled in earlier days.
The entire area is referred to as The Rushes.
A land consolidation is the original pattern of peat mining disappeared and there is a network of fairly straight roads for agriculture in its place. In the adjacent Belgian area is the original landscape format better preserved.
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pajaran (45488) 2012-05-10 23:10
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobra tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na potok, obalu , drvored i zelena polja,dobra kompozicija.
Dobar trenutak snimka sa refleksima na vodi, ostrina, kontrast, perspektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Lepo mesto za setnju.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Zeer interessant en goed artikel met de gegeven gegevens, en de geschiedenis ...
Mooi uitzicht op de kreek bank, lijn van bomen en groene velden, een goede compositie.
Tijdig opnemen van de reflexen op het water, scherpte, contrast, perspectief en mooie kleuren.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Mooie plek om te wandelen.
Heb een leuke en geslaagde dag, al de beste.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good article with the given data, and history ...
Nice view of the creek bank, line of trees and green fields, a good composition.
Good time recording the reflexes on the water, sharpness, contrast, perspective view and beautiful colors.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Nice place to walk.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
s1234 (31) 2012-05-10 23:32
this is so beautiful, even i can feel the morning charm, the sunlight, bridge, in my opinion March is the best season for shooting nature photograph like this.
Thanks & Regards
bema (26205) 2012-05-10 23:40
Good morning John,
looks like a splendid and almost flat landscape, good one for biking and viewing.. great depth here and a perfectly compost picture!
have a nice weekend, see you around, cheers Bernd
vasilpro (40687) 2012-05-11 0:06
Wonderful composition, excellent POV and DOF, lovely light and vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, beautiful landscape, TfS!
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
aliabazari (10518) 2012-05-11 0:07
L'inscription est belle et bien faite. Bon coup d'oeil.
Merci. En ce qui concerne
golus (2893) 2012-05-11 0:07
Another great composition from a strong perspective offering wide and deep view of this spectacular place. It strongly demonstrates your masterful technical skills, in terms of exposure, lighting, colors, sharpness and clarity. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
PS: I noticed some dark spots when I look closely; can they be because of dust?
papagolf21 (81646) 2012-05-11 0:21
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Quelle composition offerte à nos yeux admiratifs à travers ce paysage d'une grande beauté.
Encore une image qui devrait ravir de nombreux peintres tant le sujet est superbe.
tyro (17250) 2012-05-11 0:55
This is a beautifully peaceful and restful view and one which just invites the viewer to stroll slowly through it and enjoy the solitude and relaxation.
A perfect composition with the little brook meandering gently along, reflecting that wonderful row of trees which are set against a clear blue sky. Beautiful soft colours, lovely lighting, perfect exposure and exquisite detail and sharpness.
ifege (9961) 2012-05-11 0:55
A beautiful one John - a tranquil scene, a pictureque disappearing stream and good reflections.
krzychu30 (14986) 2012-05-11 1:53
beautiful landscape in the countryside.Brilliant,vivid colors and outstanding sharpness and depth.I enjoy also this tranquil and pleasant atmosphere of this place.
John,you did a really fantastic job here.
Wish You a pleasant day
mohammad_H (8128) 2012-05-11 2:27
چشم انداز دلنشین با انعکاس درختان در جوی اب
محیط سبز در زیر اسمان ابی به عکس جلوه خاص داده
وضوح خوب و مدیریت نور و رنگ
کار بسیار خوب
Pleasant landscape with trees reflected in the raceway
Blue sky, green environment in the special effects to photos
Good clarity and color and light management
Very good work
dkmurphys (44595) 2012-05-11 3:01
Splendid lines of your composition. I like the colors and the deep calm atmosphere. Well taken!
siudzi (29617) 2012-05-11 3:20
A very nice landscape post captured with lovely lighting and natural tones. Good sharpness, exposure and sense of depth. Well done.
ChrisJ (93428) 2012-05-11 4:02
The stream adds natural linear perspective from front to back with nice lead in lines and superb reflections. Nice repetition of the trees & their mirrored reflections. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue & yellow red. Well composed with the horizon placed well below the centre line. Tfs!
jacquest (17773) 2012-05-11 4:12
The canal and the row of trees bring the eye faer away giving deepness. The light is beautiful with natural colors. A very peaceful scene very well done.
Kielia (22293) 2012-05-11 4:19
you are adding another wonderful impression to the gallery here! An outstandingly composed image with a perfect light. The perspective is – as usual - excellent. My compliments!
cornejo (25481) 2012-05-11 4:26
Hello John, very good photo of this beautiful view along the small canal with a good overview of the row of trees, a beautiful image with good clarity, depth and nice color, very good work my friend, congratulations. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
pierrefonds (53298) 2012-05-11 4:58
The reflections on the water of the canal are assets to the composition. The length of the canal is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the fields. The morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (50552) 2012-05-11 5:53
C'est assez rare qu'un simple fossé donne une aussi belle image. Les rangées d'arbres qui le bordent sont magnifiques et donnent une très belle profondeur à l'ensemble. Une très belle composition.
ikeharel (48302) 2012-05-11 5:58
Yet another look into the length of a typical canal in the Netherland, John.
Vivid in colors, light is super and immaculate sharp image.
wolf38 (29804) 2012-05-11 6:09
Hi John. Here again you show one of these beautiful dutch landscapes. Flat land, large trees, a stream, a house in the distance. The blue sky and the reflections of trees in the creek like it very much. Really very nice. Rgds, Wolfgang.
jjcordier (70535) 2012-05-11 8:28
Ces arbres avec leurs feuilles printanières au bord de ce petit ruisseau t'ont offert une jolie perspective que tu as bien exploitée dans cette excellente photo.
abmdsudi (36294) 2012-05-11 9:03
Your wide lens did a good job here with the trees and the stream leads the eyes into the shot further beyond as it renders great sense of depth and superb perspective. it's neat and lovely shot lined by some bright colors in subtle light. Amazing shot, Congrats. Have a great WE
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-05-11 10:53
Ola John ,
Magnifica profundidade de foto com estas árvores ao longo deste canal , gostei muito dos reflexos e do contraste entre o verde e o azul , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
rbassin (15046) 2012-05-11 11:29
Cette photo est superbe:
belle qualitée des couleurs,
et superbe perspective créée par les arbres et le cours d'eau.
SWEETFREEDOM (20804) 2012-05-11 11:54
the creek is very small but the reflections are amazing, good d.o.f. and colors as usual.
PaulVDV (19395) 2012-05-11 12:34
Een mooie en kleurrijke foto van dit polderlandschap tijdens onze voorbije vroege lente.
Wanneer ik naar de boomtoppen keek, dacht ik eerst dat dit een herfstfoto was. Het kleurcontrast met de blauwe lucht is echt wel heel mooi.
Verder ook nog prachtige weerspiegelingen van de boomstammen in het beekje.
Vele groeten, Paul
Janusz1974 (2543) 2012-05-11 14:01
Your photo is interesting. I like the colours and composition. Good perspective. Well done!
siamesa (27701) 2012-05-11 15:17
Boa noite John
These trees are tha stars of this composition. Fantastic landscape. Perfect perspective. The reflections on the canal are wonderful.
MLINES (12516) 2012-05-11 16:45
Hi John, Good composition with the angle diagonal of this channel taking the eye to the distance. Good clarity. TFS. Murray.
Alco (6062) 2012-05-11 18:37
Very nice landscape.I like these long rows of trees with their reflections on the canal.That beautiful blue sky add nice colors in the water.Very well done.
Have a nice weekend.
edge (6070) 2012-05-11 20:50
Hello John, Lovely vista here. The brook is delight with it bisecting the picture and providing the viewer some lovely reflections. The red structure in the far left corner provides one a real measure of the size this picture encompasses. That sounds like a wonderul way to begin your day, riding a bike through this rural areas. I am afraid by day begins with a golf club out on the links, at least three times a week. It too is fun however. I have not been here in a long time, but just passed through and saw this excellent presentation. Regards, Roger
AliMoein (780) 2012-05-11 21:00
Very beautiful view
It has a very good perspective
This photo has an excellent composition,light and DOF
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2012-05-12 0:51
Hello my dear John
So fantastic and magical shot indeed! How can you get this tremendous marvelous colors?!
So well considered framework and composition. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Graal (94156) 2012-05-12 1:02
very nice landscape. I like the composition, reflections and colours. Fine perspective of trees by canal also. Nice peaceful place. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
vladic (4323) 2012-05-12 1:06
Bonjour, cher John,
Finesse et beauté réunies dans une seule image, une belle composition avec un canal qui inspire à la promenade. Jolie perspective de ce bel endroit. Bravo pour la prise!
Nicou (111282) 2012-05-12 1:47
Fantastique compo et iamge superbe vue et cpatage quels reflet dans ce canal quelle vue et compo quelle perspective avec cet alignement d'arbres,, superbe tons et lumière grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
sacimar (25971) 2012-05-12 4:08
good image with interesting details like the lines of trees and their reflection, I like the light also, well done,
ybx (251) 2012-05-12 6:21
lovely colors and a relaxant scenario in this picture!
Excellent pov, that valorize the natural vertical elements in the flat landscape.
Very pleasant the reflections of the trees in the narrow creek.
The landscape of this region is mostly flat (and not so easy to get good pictures, when the landscape is flat), but nevertheless, you always manage to compose images cleverly exploiting the natural elements and the most favorable light.
Have a nice weekend & ciao
chrislo (3737) 2012-05-12 7:13
Het ziet er inderdaad mooi uit. Je krijgt hier een uitstekende diepte zo door de diagonale van deze lange bomenrij waar er geen eind aan lijkt te komen. Eenvoudige maar zeer mooie compositie met heerlijke kleuren waar het vroege voorjaar je tegemoet lacht.
Mooie foto, John, leuk dat verhaal erbij, het is een stukje geschiedenis.
halikarnas (6203) 2012-05-12 8:40
Sizin fotoğrafınız olduğu hemen anlaşılıyor.
Gene muhteşem bir kadraj ve ışık.
Sudaki yansımalar tamamen usta işi.
Tebrikler BÜYÜK USTA.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-05-12 9:09
You found a very clever point of view, highlighting the landscape and reflection. The light and colors are very nice. Details, sharpness and depth are very good. Bravo.
have a nice day
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-05-12 10:51
Registration is very beautiful and lovely. Good lighting and composition.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-05-12 11:29
Beautifully illustrated piece of Dutch, an idyllic province. The first spring leaves on the trees and verdant after a long winter, longing sun grass. A narrow, quiet channel adds charm. Perfect picture quality.
Buin (42232) 2012-05-12 11:46
John, you really are a master of landscape photography. This picture is another proof. This perspective creates an immense depth and a wonderful impression of wideness. A worth seeing photo - also favoured by an advantageous sidelight. Great note!
Greetings from again cool Westphalia - and have a nice and sunny Sunday!
Morteza_E (879) 2012-05-12 11:46
Very well. Beautiful image with excellent composition and exposure.
Hansaphotos (6329) 2012-05-12 13:32
A lovely composition and a very nice rural scene. Fine colours and excellent choice of POV. Very nice work, my friend:) Enjoy your weekend.
Best regards, Erling
eldancer1 (23067) 2012-05-12 14:22
Awesome capture of this beautiful landscape! Great lighting and good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
dta (60173) 2012-05-12 14:28
Hello John ,
Il faut ouvrir la vignette , pour admirer la magnificence de cette composition , avec les peupliers dont les couleurs printanières évoquent celles de l'aotomne . Jolie perspective sur le petit canal et ses reflets .
agulberk (3794) 2012-05-12 18:54
Hallo Beste John
Masterly captured of ordered trees along the natural creek and their nice reflections on this beautiful blue stream in the high-lying field to breath oxygen deeply. Excellent presentation with good perspective to get strong sense of depth of field and perfect light management to obtain well sharpness, fine clarity and beautiful saturated colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend.
danos (80945) 2012-05-13 1:13
nice the Spring scenery with the water canal to adds depth and in cobination with the side lines of the trees perspective in the image.The reflections on the surface of the water as the light and the colour management make the image more effective.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
Didi (53297) 2012-05-13 1:19
Bonjour cher ami
Une chance de pouvoir utiliser ta bicyclette pour parcourir les,vertes contrées et de photographier ces magnifiques paysages.
Une belle double perspective formée par les arbres et le ruisseau guide mon regard dans le lointain.
J'apprécie cette douce luminosité.
Axl_Rose (0) 2012-05-13 8:08
A good display of colors and sharpness.
Beautiful image quality.
fds (6920) 2012-05-13 8:12
a great picture from the zuid holland countryside
i love the location with the files of the trees and very beautiful colors
ourania (22722) 2012-05-13 8:31
a marvellous composition that creates a splendid impression with immense depth, exquisite lighting and colours, lovely and peaceful atmosphere. I love the way vertical and horizontal lines interact, the delightful textures, the long shadows and the slight curve of the creek that makes the composition so elegant. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
josepmarin (57267) 2012-05-13 10:56
a beautiful composition, very bucolic and suggestive, in that we can admire this magnificent landscape of green fields, and the small canal that crosses this area, in a clear image, with a deep perspective, a nice light, and a few saturated colors that give a great chromatic power to this photo.
The beginning of spring caught in all its brilliance.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Royaldevon (24312) 2012-05-14 5:31
Good Morning John,
There is a beauty of long perspevtive, which seems to go on and on, forever. It reminds me so much of the Norfolk and Lincolnshire countrysides..
You have chosen a lovely pov, which places the stream in a strong position to act as a lead into the tree lined depths. The adjacent fencing assists in a similar way. The early spring sunshine has produced wonderful reflections, matching the verticals of the trees.
A really delightful shot.
Have a lovely day,
baddori (19153) 2012-05-14 16:27
Un ambiente che conosci bene ...ed un grande BG il tuo nell'impostare un POV con luci ed ambiente di successo.
Grande esperienza anche nel proporre foto che stupiscono sempre per freschezza e luci.
janneman (2414) 2012-05-14 23:36
Mooie plaat van de start van de lente in dit wijdse landschap!
Ik vind het formaat goed gekozen bij de perspectivische lijnen die rechts van het midden beginnen in de bomenrijen en beek en in het centrum eindigen.
De lucht, kleuren en reflectie in de beek komen mooi tot hun recht.
Angshu (53980) 2012-05-15 3:52
Dag dear John
Nice perspective & reflection especially of the blue sky reflected in the water.
The vanishing perspective created by the trees is also very beautiful! Good picture in fine light!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-15 5:16
A beautiful view with the creek cutting the vast fields. The trees are lined on both sides of the creek giving a clear reflection in the clean water. The building with the red roof is a nice bonus. The blue sky and the green lush create a nice atmosphere. Beautiful quiet morning with sunlight hitting the place producing nice colors.
jmdias (50347) 2012-05-15 7:20
beautiful colors. I liked this point of view with a special view of the small canal and a marvelous contrast of colors. nice light and sharpness.
macjake (49296) 2012-05-15 9:38
Its seems to be awhile since you have posted a "JHM" style photo of long perspective lines - but here we have one :)
the atmosphere is cool, crisp and clear.
a very peaceful view for sure.
bayno (18340) 2012-05-15 10:16
beautiful light and POV well studied that gives us a good perspective and nice reflections, colors are wonderful and sharpness as a razor ...
ciakgiak (30403) 2012-05-15 10:19
What a superb scene, I love the way you composed this image, the light of the early morning is perfect to obtain these magnificent and warm colors, the reflections of the trees on the water are a great addiction to this new work, congratulations and TFS.
Fis2 (79774) 2012-05-15 12:32
Good composition and frame.
I like colors and perspective.
Reflection add savor of photo.
TRB (13379) 2012-05-15 14:47
Table taste very nice ..
Sharpness, colors, reflections and framing, excellent.
Great view and image.
agjika (4319) 2012-05-15 16:18
Those lovely reflectins make this photo. Very nice.
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-05-15 17:32
This is another beautiful scene with the canal in blue reflected sky. The leafless trees has brown contrast and love the depth in this composition.
Thanks and have a nice day.
jemaflor (77476) 2012-05-16 4:14
Nice landscape with a beautiful brightness, well composed with water, trees and red roof on the left side, tfs.
kato (11084) 2012-05-16 7:42
You'rec apturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see peaceful rural scene of spring. The whole is harmonized and balanced well by the narrow canal, the sequence of the trees which stand in a row on both sides of a canal and flat green field. And, the reflection projected to the canal draws out an additional good effect.
Have a nice day.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-16 10:46
a beautiful landscape with superb composition and perspective, the colours and lights are splendid, peaceful and picturesque view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Schnappilic (9682) 2012-05-16 11:34
I like your picture with a superb perspective, perfect sharpness and lovely colors. Great result as always!
All the best,
tedesse (24694) 2012-05-16 12:12
Magnificent countryside, a wonderful spring colors, excellent sharpness, beautiful reflections in the stream.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-05-16 13:44
immagini che presenti sempre con grande qualità, legate a bellissimi angoli di campagna.
La luce è perfetta per descrivere in immagini la scena,
marcan44 (6223) 2012-05-17 9:18
immagine di gran classe che sfrutta appieno le ore calde di luce del mattino e dalle ombre lunghe si capisce che la luce `radente.
Bellissima fuga degli alberi e dei loro riflessi sul canale per dare profonditá prospettica all'immagine.
Il tetto rosso della fattoria in fondo conferisce un effetto tridimensionale all'immagine.^
berek (32312) 2012-05-17 20:11
beautiful green atmosphere . you caught very good perspective with the channel. TFS.
JanH (864) 2012-05-20 5:55
Ook dit is een prachtig voorbeeld van uw fotografie.
Zeer kenmerkende stijl, ook de format en de presentatie.
Goede compositie, standpunt, kleuren en licht en met inleidende lijnen.
U komt in plaatsen van Nederland waar ik als noordeling zelf nog nooit geweest ben.
Groeten van Jan
holmertz (34613) 2012-05-21 10:43
Maybe there is nothing really special about these trees, but the combined effect of the long lines of trees on each side of the creek is magnificent. Also they give the photo an impressive depth. The colours are as perfect as ever.
clic (13240) 2012-05-22 15:10
Once again you found poetry in the open country convied by this infinite "mirror strip" giving the proof that trees have as much roots as branches grown!!
This natural environment is a breath of fresh air and a remedy for headhakes!
Hanssie (10177) 2012-05-23 22:57
Hier ben ik dan weer even.....:-))
Dit is toch heerlijk Nederland en zo mooi in beeld gebracht, John ! Zoals zo vaak, een geweldig sterk perspectief in een prachtige compositie, zulke mooie natuurlijke kleuren, een hele mooie foto, John !
branley (3681) 2012-06-09 8:58
A narrow area of water John but it holds some great reflections. I like the line of trees which in turn gives depth to the image, the colours are vibrant and it has great clarity and detail. The red roof gives a wonderful splash of colour too.
anokutan (15097) 2012-06-24 16:29
Blue sky, green environment in the special effects to photos.Good clarity and color and light management.
fabbs99 (14449) 2012-08-25 11:53
This is an amazing piece of photograph.The blue sky gives the real tone to the image and creates the beauty in the whole scene.Perfection in one word is written all over the picture.No words can enough to describe its prefection in its true and complete sense.
elenimavrandoni (11839) 2013-03-30 12:29
Hello John, there is an amazing harmony in the picture! harmony of color, shape, contrast and reflection!Beautiful visual balance!
best wishes and regards,
NorthernLight (1209) 2013-09-27 10:58
that reminds me of the territory in Germany, where I come from. Actually, an area that does not say much, but ...
... again you have captured a wonderful light and beautiful reflection on the water. You really have a good eye for perspectives and for special light, John. Well done!
Have a nice evening
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (131812)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-26
- Categories: Nature
- 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/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-10 23:01