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Last Friday August 2 the most hottest day in Belgium since the note, never was so warm on the August 2.
It was magnificent for a bike trip, for the most cooling direction coast with a lot small ways.
When I saw these lovely farm, wonderful maintenance, with white walls and real the old windows, also a wonderful blue sky, middle of the nice nature.
It's forbidden for the farm to bring a visit, I have my picture made on the street, no troubles for nobody.
History of the little village with 45 families totally 290 people.
Mude, such as Sint Anna ter Muiden initially called, received city rights in 1242.
In the Middle Ages it was an important trading center and port of Bruges. After silting up of the port in the 14th century the city languished in favor of the neighboring Sluis. In 1405 the church was Mude after completely burned by the British. In setting the border between the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands and the Spanish Netherlands, early 17th century, Mude eventually just came to lie in the Republic. Then, to distinguish it from the North Holland Muiden, it was added the name of the patron saint of the town. At that time, the role of Sint Anna ter Muiden already played. What remained was the small, rustic residential area that is still.
In 1967, the town as a whole proclaimed conservation area and is one of the protected city and village in Zeeland.
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pajaran (44372) 2013-08-04 22:58
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na staru kucu ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa stara kuca ...
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text with the given data ...
A nice view of the old house ...
Good composition, nicely shown.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful old house ...
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
jjcordier (69609) 2013-08-04 23:43
Très jolie photo de cette charmante ferme magnifiquement entretenue. Belle lumière et très bon cadrage.
krzychu30 (14398) 2013-08-04 23:49
charming,little farm!I like very much your flaweless presentation of it.You could benefit here from so good light,so we can enjoy this scene in whole its beauty and with all details so nicely captured.Colors and contrast between them are marvelous and help you to achieve such amazing and captivating visual effect.
Wish You a pleasant day
papagolf21 (80986) 2013-08-05 0:16
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Voilà une image plaisante à tous les niveaux. Par la beauté de la maison et de son environnement.
Un lieu qui doit être fort agréable à vivre.
Excellente prise de vue.
jemaflor (76624) 2013-08-05 0:19
Nice traditionnal house well presentd, good angle, perfect light capture, well the flowers in the FG, tfs.
carlo62 (22375) 2013-08-05 0:52
anche qui fa molto caldo, ma una bella passeggiata in bici fa sempre bene e vedo che porta anche ottime foto.
Bella fattoria, ben tenuta, sembra un cottage inglese.
C'è una bella luce e il cielo favorisce il contrasto con i colori della fattoria.
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-08-05 0:53
Such an inviting and picturesque scene, yuou really chose a perfect viewpoint to make the most of this. The building itself is a fine place, but that you included the lead through the gate, and the splash of extra color from the lavender in lower right is really nicely done.
all the best
snunney (75104) 2013-08-05 2:02
Interesting note to accompany this splendid composition. I like the view through the open gateway, which reveals the delightful rustic architecture in great detail. The clump of lavender in the right foreground makes a great anchor point and provides a nice splash of contrasting tone against the green hedge. Superb technical presentation.
timecapturer (40290) 2013-08-05 2:32
a little place full of character and looking so pristine in this delightful shot. A real summer image that has been perfectly composed and executed with glorious clarity and detailing. Beautiful!
Have a good week - Brian.
dta (59121) 2013-08-05 2:33
Hello John ,
Avec ses murs blnacs , ses toits de tuilesrouges et ses volets verts , cette maison et très séduisante , et son jardin particulièrement soigné .
fds (6750) 2013-08-05 3:13
dear flanders friend very beautiful image with this White farm
great colors and super scharpnees and i licke very much this lavande in the right
great picture dear my friend
jacquest (17549) 2013-08-05 3:47
Your POV is very well chosen to show ud this farm house in double perspective. The light from the perfect sky enhances the colors for an image of great quality. I like those trees standing over the sky.
pierrefonds (52606) 2013-08-05 4:47
The trees are framing well the house. The wideness of the entrance is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the house. The good luminosity is embellishing the colours. Have a nice day.
ourania (21482) 2013-08-05 4:49
such a neat and lovely farm. It looks freshly painted and its fences are so well trimmed. I think the owners would be very happy to see your photo, it's as if they had prepared everything for a good presentation:) You've added a delightful sense of harmony with your composition where every element has its right place. The light and the colours are marvellous in their natural richness and intensity. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Sergiom (49008) 2013-08-05 4:55
Une très belle maison typique des Pays Bas. J'aime l'angle de la prise de vue, la superbe luminosité ainsi que le paysage environnant tout en verdure.
Royaldevon (23412) 2013-08-05 5:30
Your photographs have the most wonderful clarity.
The viewpoint creates a fine lead to the focal house, delightful with its warm red, roof and green decoration.
The features are all well positioned in this very attractive scene.
Have a lovely day,
Nicou (109742) 2013-08-05 7:39
Avec la touffe de lavande quelle vue de cette maison ce blanc et cet ocre du toit la forme architecturale de la maison cette luminosité et pureté sueprbe captage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
Kugart (1776) 2013-08-05 8:23
What a beautiful peaceful country scene of this lovely farmhouse .Good composition with superb colour and lighting. It certainly is a well kept property.
drt100 (2031) 2013-08-05 8:25
Hi Jim, a sweet home - as we say, tidy. So nice to trek by bike in such a place you live. Tough to ride in such a heat of the day. Nice to always have your camera ... and share with us what you see. The sky has such a rich blue color. Wonderful as it offsets the white of the farm structure. TFS
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-05 9:06
Hi John..A very clear and nice picture with good sharpness and details. well composed..
cornejo (24633) 2013-08-05 10:33
Hi John, excellent photography of this beautiful farmhouse superbly maintained, very well composed and captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
holmertz (33523) 2013-08-05 11:23
What a beautifully well kept farmhouse. It's white-washed walls and tidy red brick roof look so neat and prosperous. We can also see the neatness and care shown by the owners in the carefully kept hedge. The light and colours were at their very best on this lovely day.
tedesse (24302) 2013-08-05 11:30
Wonderful little farm! Excellent POV and composition, showing the well-kept farm. Thanks to the beautiful weather and the bike tour, we can see this beautiful place.
saxo042 (35202) 2013-08-05 12:04
Many colours are represented here, you have indeed used the full palette. This is another picture that could have been selected by a painter, your composition of this picture is very artistic and pleasant. A beautiful scene!
Fis2 (78808) 2013-08-05 12:46
interesting house and windows ;)
I like frame and colors.
Very impressive picture!
abmdsudi (35366) 2013-08-05 13:03
Love the warm tones, this is an excellent shot and I find the overall composition is attractive and pleasing to eyes with the layers of diff colors are really striking. The farm house as main subject indeed is intriguing strong in details, crisp and clean and clearly separates from the rest and obviously creating that effective impact and contrast against the settings. A pleasant shot and easy on the eyes. Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (22445) 2013-08-05 13:50
So much history in this beautiful house and thanks for the for the wonderful information, learning something new everyday. Nice capture of this simple but functionally designed house with sharp details. Good lighting. Well done, tfs.
tyro (16768) 2013-08-05 13:55
What an interesting note and what beautifully kept and maintained buildings and garden!
Your photograph has captured this lovely house and garden perfectly in lovely bright light. Your composition is excellent, the roadway leading the eye into the picture and the composition being "anchored" nicely by the pretty lavender bush in the right foreground.
Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-05 16:49
And again the colours are so vibrant, full of life. It is a joy to look at your photograph of this white painted farm house in the middle of greenery. Well done
aloyho (6798) 2013-08-05 18:16
Good Morning John,
It is a sunny morning here and is refreshing to be back to TE and enjoying your shots. I guess one of the skills that a photographer has to master is how to overcome limitations to access of a scene. You just proved it here, that while there is limitation you still managed to get the best out of it. I fully enjoyed the notes which make viewing this shots even more meaningful. Thanks.
Alco (5868) 2013-08-05 21:05
Fantastic shot of this farm.The clarity of your picture is sensational.Superb point of view to show us all these beautiful details all around the house.The colors are really amazing.Great sharpness and very nice colors.I think you have some dust spots on your lens.I can see them on the sky.Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Periko (1751) 2013-08-05 23:09
What a nice house. Magnificent light conditions.
Despite not having had a better angle the result is good.
janneman (2392) 2013-08-05 23:53
Mooi sfeervol plaatje. Echt Hollands.
Het rood, wit en blauw kleuren prachtig bij elkaar en onderstrepen de Hollandse sfeer.
dkmurphys (44090) 2013-08-06 0:42
Simple and very beautiful scene. I like the colors and the calm atmosphere. Well taken rural scene.
ikeharel (47000) 2013-08-06 1:30
Charming view on a summer bright-day, John.
White farm-house contrast the green and blue in an utmost clear shot.
Enjoy the summer days.
SnapRJW (26134) 2013-08-06 1:41
Such a simple composition but a beautiful capture of a very high quality John. The clean white of the farm house looks fresh and attractive amongst the neatly clipped hedges and trees. The lavender and red geraniums add a lovely splash of colour. A pretty sight. Warm regards Rosemary
subhendu_bagchi (23657) 2013-08-06 4:45
namaste John, sometimes simple perspective are looking great by the touch of a experienced photographer. Like here, you got this frame with a nice POV. Light is excellent. Good colours and depth. Overall result is very pleasant one to watch. Tfs.
kato (10593) 2013-08-06 5:59
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to
see the snug farmhouse with white wall and red roof. The circumferences of a house also including a courtyard seem to be fixed well. It's picturesque beautiful photograph.
adramad (32897) 2013-08-06 7:53
A fabulous composition, the house is a delight with this beautiful building and surroundings are fantastic with those big trees next to it, the flowers bring a beautiful touch to the composition.
Everything looks so carefully, so in harmony .... Ideal.
Wonderful colorful a great day.
Good management of the brightness and sharpness.
Enjoy a nice day.
rychem (15472) 2013-08-06 8:23
This is really a beautiful place with interesting history, perfectly captured and composed, compliments
Kielia (21953) 2013-08-06 8:24
what a pleasant photo! Very nice and natural colors, a great perspective and really very beautiful. I like your approach on this characteristic farmhouse a lot. My compliments also for the notes!
clic (13006) 2013-08-06 9:30
Looks more like a cyber farm or a miniature set for kids to play with, given the tidy look of the premises and the elaborate decorative gardening that you captured by the rules book for a much-illuminated poster!
Silvio1953 (109341) 2013-08-06 12:07
Ciao John, lovely composition with fascinating old farm, splendid light, excellent perspective, good clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carper (96) 2013-08-07 2:23
mooie foto john, maar dat had ik U al verteld.
fraai neergezet, goede kleuren F9 1/250 is nieuw voor mij. Zelf maakt ik zoiets in F24 en 1/80 schat ik.
goed fotowerk John.
Angshu (53665) 2013-08-07 6:16
Nice charming house with the red tiled roof contrasting well with the blue sky! The shingle laden path leads us right into the picture. Lovely colours (Indian colours - bright & strong :-)) thanks to the strong light
PS : So you are having an Indian summer now with high temperatures...crossed 35C?
mjw364 (6282) 2013-08-07 6:40
Great picture postcard shot of this charming place. Excellent sharpness and clarity.
mcmtanyel (7335) 2013-08-07 8:42
This photo has an excellent balance of colors. Cold colors, warm colors, they're all there, spread nicely around the scene creating a beautiful harmony.
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-08-08 5:38
It's always good.
colours are glad and bright.
clarity is good.
Schnappilic (9536) 2013-08-08 11:31
Beautiful presentation of this farm with good light, perfect exposure and sharpness. The colors are natural. I like it!
fabbs99 (13515) 2013-08-08 21:51
This shot deserves more than 100 points.Great colors and clarity.As always a great job done.The hedges have been pruned by some expert hands.Very well done.TFS.
mirosu (10208) 2013-08-09 5:41
Lovely house architecture and an superb bright summer day atmosphere. There is a good management of the exposure so that there is an excellent light and color balance. Also the choice of the cropping suits the shape of the nice house and its surroundings. Quite a neat work. Well done. Greetings, Miro
UlfE (14455) 2013-08-09 6:21
This very much your trademark. Beautiful buildings in countryside Belgium. Exquisite colours due to that the photo was taken in the very best lighting and excellent perspective and composition. Your inclusion of the lavender in the foreground is great and adds some extra colour to an already colourful photo. TFS and have a nice day!
limielski (2577) 2013-08-10 3:39
I like such kind of rural landscapes. Small cottages arounded by trees, gardens, sun...
It all is present on your shot. Looking at this picture I feel an excellent atmosphere.
Have a nice weekend,
Janusz1974 (2531) 2013-08-10 5:49
Good composition with good thought on your plan, to show the flower and nice farmhouse combined. Good colours.
TRB (13260) 2013-08-10 13:45
Perspective, colors, sharpness, and image of the light is perfect.
very nice sharing.
elenimavrandoni (11105) 2013-08-10 17:11
John, the picture is already beautiful to me just by the title...Anna is my mom's name and I love everything about that picture!!setting, color, flawless scenery and image...don't hope...I love it!!!
all the best and favorite!!
thebest (4202) 2013-08-10 18:26
I can understand why you stopped to take this farm house it is so lovely in its picturesque setting... the colours are beautiful - always difficult to take photo's in the searing heat - you managed it to perfection.
Sonata11 (31883) 2013-08-10 21:24
very beautiful composition of architecture with an amazingly beautiful photo job. Awesome !!! I love it.
All the best and have a great WE,
Buin (42224) 2013-08-11 0:20
What a beautiful and somehow cosy sight! All looks so tidy and clean. The red roofs and this wonderful blue of the sky simply are a feast for the eyes. Your chosen angle couldn't have been better in order to show this idyll. The lavender in foreground is the cherry on top. A place to feel good ...
Have a nice Sunday! Greetings from dust-dry Westphalia!
npecanhuk (58246) 2013-08-12 19:56
What a lovely place!
What a beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent here too!
TFS - congrats,
branley (3681) 2013-08-15 2:07
A fine note and a lovely capture of this very pretty farmhouse John, no need to get closer, this is a perfect view. The colours are bright, crisp and the viewpoint is excellent. Lovely that you're able to get out on your machine to visit such magnificent places my friend.
jmdias (49691) 2013-08-16 7:39
excellent view. I liked the shapes of this rural architecture and these details you framed so well. precious light and colors. TFS.,
mkamionka (28037) 2013-08-17 11:53
lovely picture with a old style house in such a nice setting. I like the all natural colors with the lavender or heather adding a nice purple touch.
It seems very well taken care about -so clean and pretty.
Very well done,
Waylim (24346) 2013-08-17 14:42
Charming place, the clear day gives wonderful light. I can almost feel the warm too. But it is nice to see so much green vegetation and tree.
Good quality shot as always.
bbarna (546) 2013-08-22 10:48
All of your photos are beautiful, but this one deserve a special praise, because of the nicely trimmed hedges. I have a small 10 m hedge and have a hard time keeping in shape, I don't know how the owner of this farm manages his hedges and and also keeps his driveway weed free.
I visited your new site, it is great.
All the best,
jcpix (8362) 2013-08-22 19:35
All of 290 people...sounds like the place to be if you just want to get away! :) What a gorgeous farmhouse, this looks impeccable, almost too good to be true. I'm quite impressed with how everything is so well manicured, nothing looks out of place...even the weather has cooperated, although I guess it was a touch on the warmer side!? I'd still take it in a heartbeat! :)
Looks like all of your trademark technical qualities are also in tact, and the composition displays this superbly. Thanks for sharing this quiet and pleasing countryside setting. Enjoy the day ahead.
Friendly wishes from the desert,
s_lush (16128) 2013-09-15 4:06
This is a really well-designed farm, nicely decorated with ornamental plants. You have chosen a good day, favorable point of view and optimal composition. In addition, weather, light, colors, sky and photographic qualities are excellent here. Perfectly well done!
Hanssie (10131) 2013-09-22 2:48
A very colorful image of this pretty house.....
Zucca (4608) 2013-09-24 8:25
That farm, its garden and trees all around are really pleasant to watch, bright colors and interesting note too !
Have a nice evening,
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (130662)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-02
- Categories: Architecture
- 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/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-04 22:52
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