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These picture has been taken during a bike trip through the lovely area of the small creek area, in Dutch "Krekengebied" not in Belgium but in Holland Zeeland.
We get a springtime with a lot sun and almost every day steel blue sky, see one of my last picture taken yesterday.
I hope you like it.
St Cross is a village in the Dutch province of Zeeland, located in the western part of Zeeland. It belongs to the municipality of Sluis. It lies on the border with Belgium, east of Aardenburg. The village has 326 inhabitants (2009).
From 1796 until 1 April 1941, St Cross is an independent municipality. On that date, together with the municipality Eede added to the municipality of Sluis.
The Protestant Church is an ancient cruciform church whose ancient, unfinished tower and wing have been preserved. The unfinished tower with angle buttresses and spire obtuse Pepper Busse called because of its peculiar shape. Church and tower date from the 14th century. It is a national monument.
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besnard (57256) 2012-03-26 23:06
Une belle image printanière avec de belles couleurs et une limpidité de l'air qui est perceptible.
Bravo et bonne journée.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-26 23:17
Good Morning John - This is an understated but rich landscape shot. The colours are superb. I love the space given to the sky and water, the narrow strip of neat farmland and the village. The composition emphasises the flat nature of the terrain, no drama but very beautiful. Top class management. Warm regards Rosemary
ifege (10719) 2012-03-26 23:19
A great photo of a beautiful spring day John (on a wet and cool autumn day here) - good use of all the sky to add briliiance to the light.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-27 1:40
Great secnery shot again!
Sharp and clear presentation by nice color touch and fine daylight. Outstnding exposure zone.
I loved this shot. The blue sky in the background adds a fine mood.
Thanks for sharing.have a good day!
dkmurphys (65172) 2012-03-27 1:56
Superb colors of the day. I like the peaceful atmosphere and the lovely lake. Well catch!
AliMoein (780) 2012-03-27 2:31
This is a very beautiful landscape shot
It has a very beautiful colors and it has a very good details and DOF
Have nice day
ChrisJ (118927) 2012-03-27 3:11
A wonderful 'big sky' shot with good sharpness & excellent repetition of the trees all in a row. Nice warm color contrasts between the dty reddish yellow grass and reeds along the waterline & the blue sky & reflections. Tfs!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-03-27 3:55
The sky and landscape are in the right proportions. The composition and light are very nice. The colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
TopGeo (38216) 2012-03-27 4:07
The reflections on the water are elements of gave a ideal motive to the composition. The emphasis of calm and free looking depth of village and trees! Excellent reflections colours clarity and frame!
pierrefonds (71711) 2012-03-27 4:34
The distance between the canal and the church is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and co;ors of the houses and of the church. The quality of the light is embellishing the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (19047) 2012-03-27 4:40
This is a lovely rural scene. The distance in the water and on the grass creates deepnes toward the houses. The reflections in the water are very nice to see. The good light allows for natural colors and the sharpnes is excellent.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-03-27 5:10
Ola John ,
Muito bonita esta tua foto com esta pequena faixa de terra , dividida por duas faixas de azul , bonitos detalhes de natureza , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Nicou (152062) 2012-03-27 5:25
fantastique vue et iamge sueprbe compo quelle immensit avec ce ciel bleu en dégradé clair et le plan d'eau aussi bleu et entre deux cette belle bande de terre merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (89275) 2012-03-27 6:20
Un plan large des plus nets. Votre printemps est déjà beaucoup avancé si on le compare au nôtre. La semaine dernière nous avions 29C et cette semaine c'est sous zéro.
holmertz (59752) 2012-03-27 8:27
Between the two large blue areas there is a narrow stretch of beautiful details and a variety of colours. I like very much the row of trees to the left and the red roofs in the village. Colours and sharpness are as perfect as ever.
fds (9585) 2012-03-27 8:30
great compostion with fantastic colors
the country is very nice with the water the farm and very nice linees of trees
fantastic blu sky dear friend
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-03-27 9:38
acqua e cielo che sembrano fondersi nel loro meraviglioso colore blu, attraversati da una meravigliosa lingua di terra verde con gli alberi sulla sinistra. Ancora una volta uno dei tuoi splendidi paesaggi nella solita eccelsa qualità.
Un caro saluto.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-27 9:55
A spectacular view of this landsacpe with vast sky. I like the way you have sandwiched the village between the sky and the water. Like the color contrast between the dry and green grass. The colors and sharpness are superb.
cornejo (47288) 2012-03-27 11:06
Hi John, great shot of this beautiful landscape with a wonderful light and an amazing blue sky. Very good picture with great clarity and depth, good composition showing us this beautiful place with a high quality image. Very good and lovely work my friend, my congratulations for that. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
ourania (51103) 2012-03-27 11:31
a very elegant composition which places the colourful landscape between the blues of sky and water thus enhancing its colours and beauty. I like the management of the delightful sunlight very much, it does justice to the superb natural colours and captures the atmosphere of the lovely, peaceful day. Well done and thank you!
All the best,
TRB (14134) 2012-03-27 12:19
Superb colors and sharpness.
The blue image and a wonderful sight.
siamesa (28127) 2012-03-27 14:51
Boa noite John
That row of trees make a very beautiful effect in this photo.Very beautiful landscape.TFS
agulberk (3794) 2012-03-27 17:38
Very nice composition with lovely small blue color creek and beautiful green area consists of nice houses and trees preparing spring. Excellnt presentation with perfect perspective and excellent light managemen to get sense of depth,sharpness ,clarity and saturated nice colors.
Have a nice week.
aliabazari (16304) 2012-03-27 20:02
Excellente composition et belle. Bon comme toujours.
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-03-27 20:19
amanzingly beautiful picture excellently executed. Intetesting architecture on the BG and beautiful surroundings. Perfect POV, colors, sharpness, clarity, contrast. Perfectly well done. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Alco (7537) 2012-03-27 21:25
Very nice paroramic picture.Beautiful landscape of that small village.I like the row of trees on the left.Very nice contrasting colors and clear reflections in the water.Great sharpness.Very well done.
Hanssie (10886) 2012-03-27 22:48
Another picture with a lot of space and a line of the village. The church, the red of the roofs, the "silent" water, it's all very inviting.....
pajaran (66338) 2012-03-27 22:49
Dobro jutro, gospodine.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom starog grada ...
Lep pogled preko kanala na deo grada i plavo nebo, u jednom prolecnom danu, dobra kompozicija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep prolecni dan i vreme, sve najbolje.
Goede tekst met de gegeven gegevens en de geschiedenis van de oude stad ...
Mooi uitzicht over de grachten van de stad en de blauwe lucht, in een lentedag, een goede compositie.
Goede scherpte en contrast, mooie kleuren.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Nog een fijne lente dag en tijd, de beste.
Good morning, sir.
Good text with the given data, and the history of the ancient city ...
Nice view over the canals of the city and the blue sky, in one spring day, a good composition.
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice spring day and time, all the best.
danyy (0) 2012-03-28 3:00
tu donnes à la beauté de la Zélande, tellement plus de charme encore avec ces couleurs bien accentuées. La Zélande c'est aussi de plus petites villes qui ne manquent pas de charme. Moi j'zen ai plutôt visité les grandes villes et la nature plus profonde.
Un cadrage parfait et des bleus sans bruit.
tedesse (25135) 2012-03-28 3:47
Excellent POV, splendid panoramic view.
Miraculous colours, perfect sharpness, beautiful reflections in the mirror of water.
Have a nice day
serp2000 (45970) 2012-03-28 8:17
Good evening, John,
First time in my life I write to you from Laos.
After local landscapes your photo looks very original to me. Lovely spring colours, excellent quality... TFS!
Fis2 (107448) 2012-03-28 12:31
A very nicely photo.
Good composition and frame.
Super colors and sharpness.
I like church.
Royaldevon (43931) 2012-03-28 14:28
The blue sky and blue canal, embrace the land like an island, ensuring it looks its best against their contrasting colour. The details are nicely collected with that exquisite composition, so characteristic of your style.
My warm regards,
papagolf21 (110378) 2012-03-29 3:32
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Une composition reposante et fort agréable à contempler.
Il règne une douceur incomparable.
Merci de nous offrir une si belle image.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-29 4:12
Superb shot! it seems for a painting :) i love the simplicity of the picture! peaceful and very relaxing landscape! awesome place to taking a walk around..light, clarity & sharpness are splendid as usual..very good job!
Kielia (24077) 2012-03-29 8:01
what a fantastic sky! You have captured this wonderful scenery excellently. The light and the beautiful colors create a unique atmosphere. My compliments!
josepmarin (58359) 2012-03-29 10:27
in this capture you offer us again a beautiful landscape, with a fantastic luminosity of a sunny spring day, and a few natural colors, very well saturated, which give a high quality to your composition.
I like the structure of the framing, with a distribution very balanced of the elements, with which you have obtained a magnificent photo.
A great work, my friend.
jemaflor (103667) 2012-03-29 12:09
Another very beautiful about this countryside, great light and so lovely colors, well made, tfs.
mkamionka (40103) 2012-03-29 13:41
very impressive landscape. I like the feeling of space here, At the same time incredible clarity and sharpness so we can admire the details of the objects far on the horizon.
kordinator (15433) 2012-03-30 1:03
Lovely place you captured.
Another lovely landscape.
Nice color tones,excellent sharpness and clarity,great depth of field.
Amazing light and composition.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-30 4:33
Hi my friend
Great view and lovely is a very interesting environment
well congratulations best
claudeD (41880) 2012-03-30 9:52
amazing picture from Sint Kruis. I like your composition and the perfect colors. Excellent sharpness. I will be at Knokke for some days of holidays in May.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-03-30 10:03
good details and beautiful light,i like the village in bg. great colors.
PaulVDV (32723) 2012-03-30 11:01
Een mooi agrarisch dorp met de huizen rond de kerktoren verzameld en daarrond dan het landbouwgebied.
Mooie compositie van horizontale lagen.
Prachtige contrasterende kleuren.
De maand maart heeft ons toch al heel wat mooie lentedagen gegeven.
Vele groeten, Paul
mvdisco (17796) 2012-03-30 11:53
A lovely post card from Zeeland (Pays-Bas)during a bike trip,
Excellent details and tone of vivid colors of this lovely landscape,
Beautiful blue sky and water too,
Nice composition and presentation,
All my compliments
gildasjan (43824) 2012-03-30 13:30
De très belles couleurs agréables du début de printemps pour cette image parfaitement cadrée dans le format.Simple et très beau.
vladic (4563) 2012-03-30 14:55
Ce joli coin où règnait un calme et une douce lumière! La nature pleine de tendresse et de beauté... c'est en tout cas ce que je ressens devant cette belle prise.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-03-30 23:51
Picture is very beautiful. Excellent Very good exposure.
danos (103212) 2012-03-31 0:53
nice the view of this flat place with the land to be placed perfect in the frame.I like the brilliant light of the image as the vivid colours of it.The clarity of the shot is unique.
Have a great weekend,Danos
ybx (251) 2012-03-31 2:45
this is a right place for bike trip, no motor traffic (or very few, i think), very pleasant landscape and good weather.
The relaxing atmosphere invites to observe the details of the landscape and nature, in no hurry to arrive.
Very good job about the shoot, pleasant and natural colors, excellent details and sharpness, right choice of pov.
Have a nice weekend John
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-31 2:50
picturesque landscape with beautiful colours and lights and I like the composition and the attractive POV, great view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-31 8:15
A very nice landscape post executed with superb quality. Excellent composition, very good saturation, sharpness and clarity. Great work. TFS.
anokutan (15097) 2012-03-31 13:40
Between the two large blue areas there is a narrow stretch of beautiful details and a variety of colours. I like very much the row of trees to the left and the red roofs in the village.
bukitgolfb301 (45379) 2012-03-31 14:19
Hello my dear John
Sorry for my usual late reaction, as so busy weekday.
This is another wonderful shot.
Great well considered panfocus framework and nice combination of land and water.
Sharp and clear color contast presentation is marvelous. Thanks for your sharinig with best shot and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo, where "SAKURA" should open flower, but not yet this year.
Buin (42522) 2012-03-31 23:54
Your photo contains all the elements which make your region a special one: water, lush green meadows, cosy villages with their brick-lined churches and this wonderful wide sky. A really beautiful sight ...
Good to read that your photo was taken during a bike trip!
Greetings from sunny but cold Siegen - and have a nice Sunday!
vasilpro (41661) 2012-03-31 23:56
Wonderful composition, beautiful sunny day for a bike trip in the country, very good clarity and sharpness, vivid colors, excellent POV and DOF, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
Hansaphotos (8755) 2012-04-01 8:19
The deep blue colour of the water contrasts very well with the landscape. The churc is well placed in the frame. A well balanced composition. Great work:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
rabdelnoor (3423) 2012-04-01 9:33
Nice open landscape shot. The colors are stuning and very nice how you framed the shot, leaving a big portion of the beautiful clean sky. A really postcard.
baddori (20161) 2012-04-01 12:23
Nitidezza e profondità.
Le linee i soggetti prolungano la tua cura nel comporre le immagini .
Il luogo splendido e rilassante.
Schnappilic (9692) 2012-04-01 12:42
Another superb landscape well presented with perfect sharpness, lovely composition and vivid colors. Great work!
All the best,
jmdias (69250) 2012-04-01 14:16
here the line of land between sky and water has beautiful details like the tower and the trees. beautiful view. TFS.
bayno (18344) 2012-04-01 18:42
Note in perfect style TE, beautiful light and natural colors, perfect exposure and framing, great sharpness and depth...
have a nice week...
macjake (73061) 2012-04-01 22:58
another really nice landscape scene you have captured here.
because of the large open-air feeling and lots of space, all the subjects seem to small - but yet we know in real life they are actually very large.
a visually interesting scene.
abmdsudi (58262) 2012-04-01 23:40
Another magnificent landscape in sublime lighting and colors, depicting such an immense depth and perspective rendering the effect of vastness. Colors of the sky together combine to make this such a very delicious to look at, an idyliic setting with lovely touch of fresh green colors with those trees being important element nicely fit the frame. The effect is further enhanced by the calm water, which appears to be so tranquil. Another great work John, TFS, Congrats.
ikeharel (79211) 2012-04-02 2:55
The green pasture with houses and trees, made a division between water and bright sky aloft.
Sharpness and clearity are super, and the whole image transmit a calm and serene ambiance.
jusninasirun (17527) 2012-04-02 5:19
Fabulous blue sky and the reflection on the water's surface is beautiful. I like the warm contrast of the growth and trees of this stunning landscape.
Thanks and have a nice day.
mohammad_H (10126) 2012-04-02 7:47
hi my friend
Beautiful landscape and blue sky reflected in water. Very good camera angle at the time sitting in a fascinating and extraordinary artwork. Very nice.
Have a nice day
ruisc_pt (11090) 2012-04-02 8:07
Brightness and colorful, fantastic bucolic composition
berek (50508) 2012-04-02 19:44
a traditional Dutch landscape. nature looks beautiful. As always successful clarity colors.
Have a nice week.
kato (11630) 2012-04-03 13:42
You're capturing well this pastoral scene by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see clam creek with clean water and tasteful nature in behind. It's impressive in tree sequence and some village houses with red roof, too. And, reed around creek and green ground give the tenderness to eyes.
Have a nice day!
siolaw (38294) 2012-04-04 3:23
A tranquil and simple view which you composed well, with the horizon on a line of thirds, and big space for this limpid, smooth blue sky.
REZA_V (700) 2012-04-04 8:23
Trees by the lake is very beautiful and peaceful.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-11 5:38
Very nice and clever shoot.Excellent splendid colors,tones and brilliant saturation.Very good framing.Congrats.
Have a nice day,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-04-23 9:04
Beautiful country scene! Nicely captured with good pov and good dof with sharp details. Excellent lighting. Wonderful colors and saturation. Well done, tfs.
Angshu (56760) 2012-05-20 21:05
Dag dear John
A nice tranquil image with fine palette of colours, also reflecting in the water. The church is a good focal point, plain exteriors because of the Protestant background I guess. Lovely blue of the sky contrasting with the warm tones & also reflected in the sky! Well done!
Zucca (8) 2012-07-20 11:49
We had a lot of chance in Western Europe to benefit from such a sunny weather last springtime ! The viewpoint is quite unusual with a large space devoted to the blue sky, yet the light was so pure that day, I understand your choice. The trees and the tower detach themselves very well from the horizon line... A very good and relaxing image, congratulations !
Have a nice week-end,
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (160941)
- 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/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-26 22:54