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My own new site February 2013
I took has been in Aardenburg in the Netherlands with a lot creeks and wonderful nature ice these picture of different people with skates.
Two weeks ago got we a winter period with very low temperatures, -15° Celsius, this very low for our coast surrounding.
A lot people are happy for to skate on nature ice.
I was self a skater but now I am the old, to dangerous for breaking arms or legs.
For take a picture to make can certainly without skating.
You can see the result, I hope that you enjoy.
I want everyone say thanks for to bringing, a visit to my pictures and also to my own gallery.Skating is possible because the iron under the shoe with little friction over the ice can slide. A skater can skate to steer by the tilt, so that the edge of the iron in the ice 'dig'. This will change the friction and it is possible to change direction.
History from Aardenburg and different creeks, the photograph shows the "Stierskreek"
Aardenburg was already inhabited in the middle time, but was a really large settlement in Roman times, when after a castellum 174 was built for coastal surveillance of the borders of the Roman Empire. Aardenburg was then still a small river, which connects with the sea gave up. That Aardenburg at that time 'Rodanum' would have called, is an attractive but unproven hypothesis.
The fort was abandoned around 225, the evidence for this is that when a civil temple was founded within the military walls. Between 260 and 274 at the time of the Gallic Empire was Aardenburg back into use as a fortress. It was cleared by the natural environment changed. An attack of German tribes may also have played a role.
The archaeological site covers an area of about 1 km ², a part of the fort is visible, but most of the finds have been transferred to the museum.
The Vikings made it to the monks of the Ghent Sint Bavo's Abbey, which had acquired the land in fief, it is difficult to extract, but after 925, the rest recovered enough to build a church, the St. Bavo Church. Also, the economy recovered and the medieval Aardenburg, initially Roda Burg called, was one of the 17 Flemish cities that belonged to the London Hansa. In 1279 was first reported the Eede, a watercourse that was connected to the Zwin. It was at Slepeldamme, where Ee resulted in the Zwin, a lock built to improve the waterway.
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jjcordier (76344) 2013-02-05 23:00
Très jolie scène hivernale baignée d'une superbe lumière. Un temps idéal pour ces amateurs de patin et une bénédiction pour un photographe de talent comme toi.
besnard (53533) 2013-02-05 23:07
Une belle image hivernale avec une bonne luminosité et les patineurs qui donnent de la vie au paysage.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dkmurphys (49262) 2013-02-05 23:07
This is a very fine way of spending a winter afternoon. Good atmosphere, well captured scene.
pajaran (52050) 2013-02-05 23:33
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima i istorijom Aerdenburga ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lepo mesto za kliozanje i druzenje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Kod mene lepi dani sa suncem, nema zime i snega.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good text with the given data and history Aerdenburga ...
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Nice place to socialize and kliozanje.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
At my beautiful day with the sun, no winter and snow.
papagolf21 (86156) 2013-02-05 23:49
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Les Françaises valsent, le corps tout droit, tandis que les Hollandaises et les autres femmes des pays du patinage valsent avec ce penchement, cette courbe en dehors d'un corps courant sur la glace.
Très bonne présentation d'une piste de patinage. Le soleil était au rendez-vous pour ce sport élégant.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-02-05 23:52
you convey in this fabulous picture not only beauty of this scenery and time of the year,but also joyful and relaxing atmosphere people have in this scene.Also when it comes to quality and composition itself the image is outstanding(as usuall in your photos).What I like here is this warm light affecting so nicely the whole scene and making it a little bit "warmer".
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (84314) 2013-02-06 0:34
Hello dear John,
Another "top" wintery capture.
Again very good pov and perfect layout.
Nice the wintery sun on the naked trees at back. Again a perfect TE entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
hidibyendu (871) 2013-02-06 1:45
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WINTER SCENE CAPTURED.
nice snow filled FG with people skating. nice bg with blue sky and the trees.
Very nice warm colors.
tyro (20424) 2013-02-06 2:05
This is a beautiful wintry scene of people enjoying skating on "natural" ice. But, as you say, it is too dangerous for older people like us! Even taking this photograph must have been a little risky - you must have been standing on the ice to take this one!
The lines of the piles of snow on either side lead the eye beautifully toward the two skaters and we can clearly see other brightly clothed people in the background. The light on the snow and the distant trees is beautiful, the whole picture is perfectly composed and the details and sharpness are excellent.
Hansaphotos (6775) 2013-02-06 3:08
Another wonderful winter scene. Fine perspective along the frozen canal. I like how the red dots from the skaters clothes adds a splash of colour contrast. Fine light too. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
jacquest (18665) 2013-02-06 3:45
Congratulations for your new site.
Here, you present us an interesting winter scene under a superb light that gives natural colors. The distance to the skaters creates deepness and the framing is well done.
josepmarin (57791) 2013-02-06 3:53
you show us in this composition a very pleasant activity outdoors of Dutch people in winter, with this vital scene of the skaters enjoying the frozen canal, in a beautiful natural landscape.
A great management of light and colors, you have reached a high quality level in your photo.
It's a splendid work, my friend.
Noel_Byrne (24263) 2013-02-06 4:04
Great lead line into the shot, composed perfectly! I like that the skaters are heading straight for the camera too, I hope you managed to get out of their way in time! The piles of snow look great on the path too, a lovely winter scene.
All the best
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-02-06 4:27
Nice point of view of this beautiful composition of that beautiful winter scene and view.Very nice photo work.I like the color of the sky also.Very well done.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-06 4:40
The composition is skillfully made using the track cleared. Skaters are nice to see. Excellent light, colors and quality. Bravo.
I browsed your new site. Congratulations!
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (56973) 2013-02-06 4:44
The length of the skating rink is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the action of the skaters. The reflection of the light on the snow is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Nicou (121960) 2013-02-06 5:35
quelle vue sur cette patinoire naturelle le canaux gelé qui font le bonheur des patineurs avec le beau décor sublime photo.
Bravo et amitié
Bluejeans (64249) 2013-02-06 5:37
Ola John ,
Boa composição neste dia de inverno , belo momento com estas pessoa a esquiar neste rio congelado , -15 graus e muito frio por aqui estamos nos 14ºC :) , bom contraste de cores ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
timecapturer (48706) 2013-02-06 5:52
a brave shot this, not sure if you were standing on the ice too, I would imagine from your note that you were on the bank. It is an endearing image and one that shows the joy of cold winter days. Love the composition that leads us onto the frozen creek and the wonderfully warm tonal shades of the backdrop of trees. A terrific contrast and superbly executed shot.
Have a great middle of the week - regards Brian.
Sergiom (60038) 2013-02-06 6:05
J'aime beaucoup le pont de vue qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. J'aime voir les patineurs qui se dirigent vers toi par cette très belle journée d'hiver.
Graal (97473) 2013-02-06 6:46
pleasant view and winter image here. Good title, yes, skating is ice pleasure. I like the colours and silhouettes of skaters. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice evening.
ikeharel (57182) 2013-02-06 8:52
What a pleaure, John, ice-skating. A sport I had not experiece ever... but with such cold temp's maybe I rather stay away...
Nice spotted the moment, people do it with great skill, and picture collected from a fine wide perspective.
Kielia (23581) 2013-02-06 9:16
a great daily life shot indeed, with a wonderful mood. The management of the light is excellent. I like especially the natural colors. My compliments also for the notes!
cornejo (31484) 2013-02-06 11:09
Hello John, very good and interesting picture of this beautiful scene of the skaters in the beautiful place. Lovely image very well composed and framed, with very good quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Romano46 (18450) 2013-02-06 11:52
la semplicità aiuta a fare le buone composizione e questo è il caso di questa foto che dall'unione di pochi elementi dominati dalla tinte tenui ha tratto un buon quadretto piacevole di paesaggio invernale.
Buona la luminosità, la nitidezza e il contrasto.
Ottime e precise le nota a corredo della foto
Ciao e buona serata
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-02-06 12:59
Fun thing to do in a fascinating winter scenery!
Ice paths, beautiful trees and the glimpse of a soft sunshine to give life and color to the season's sad moment!
boa (6021) 2013-02-06 13:08
it is wonderful to be outside and skating during such weather conditions and i guess it is quite popular in your country as well. I love the pleasant warm light and the colors here. It is also a nice tranquil atmosphere in this scene, well done my friend.
Have a nice evening.
carlo62 (32765) 2013-02-06 14:39
molto bella e simpatica questa composizione, la strada costruita sul ghiaccio ci porta verso i pattinatori colorati, ma soprattutto verso gli alberi illuminati da una luce calda e piacevole.
vladic (4423) 2013-02-06 17:07
Bonjour, cher John,
Le plein air, c'est le rêve pour tout patineur… Très belle perspective d'une piste de patinage, très bien mis en valeur par ce cadre qui fait ressortir la blancheur de la neige et la douceur des couleurs.
Alco (6950) 2013-02-06 18:10
Very nice winter scene.A beautiful sunny day to enjoy ice skating.It is more interesting to skate outside on long surfaces instead of inside an arena.A sharp picture with nice natural colors.Very well done.
marabu61 (8385) 2013-02-07 6:22
Ah skating, such a pleasant way to pass a sunny winter afternoon. I myself used to play ice hockey at some time, so I am a good enough skater.
Lovely winter landscape with a gorgeous light, this makes one to put the skates on right away.
have a good day
aliabazari (15431) 2013-02-07 6:41
Mooi uitzicht. Belichting en kleur zijn erg goed.
clic (14912) 2013-02-07 7:47
Golden light tones "warmify" the skating alley lined of the naked trees in this incentive to winer sports.
An interesting perspective is created by he winding ice path enliven of skaters view for an easy reference to its size.
Magnificent simplicity for a strong impression of serenity!
Royaldevon (29563) 2013-02-07 7:56
This type of scene, for me, is one that springs to mind when I consider Netherlands. The snowy setting and the frozen canals must be a great incentive for Dutch people to get out and have fun!
You have chosen an excellent viewpoint where the frozen canal occupies the whole of the f/g and leads viewers so naturally towards the focal skaters.
The horizontal line of the hedgerow adds colour and makes a fine separation line for your composition.
My warm regards,
danos (86691) 2013-02-07 8:12
nice hte view of this icy environment with the children to came to your lens, skating.I like the creative perspective as the excellent light and colour mangement of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
eldancer1 (27879) 2013-02-07 9:48
I wish I've learn how to ice skate but we don't have that much snow in Las Vegas. There are skating rink in the city but it's not the same. Nice capture of those people skating. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (41017) 2013-02-07 12:31
This looks like a very pleasant way to spend some time on a winter day. It's a good way to keep warm anyway. Not far from the skaters the ice looks very dangerous. The cleared "road" gives the photo good depth, assisted by the people in the mid-field and those further back. The light is lovely and the colours pleasantly mild. I can feel the clean, crisp air through the light.
Silvio1953 (122183) 2013-02-07 14:13
Ciao John, fashinating winter view with fantastic light, great perspective, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Waylim (25350) 2013-02-07 18:03
You capture the winter scene better than any I know.
another really beautiful shot, the warm light make it really lovely with the cold weather. The People skating adds liveliness and activity to the composition. Excellent quality photo as expected.
chrislo (4155) 2013-02-08 4:33
Dat is pas genieten : voor de één is het het schaatsen, voor de ander het maken van mooie foto's en voor mij in dit geval het zien van een heerlijk winterplaatje van de ijspret, erg sfeervol en dat gezelligheid uitstraalt ondanks het koude weer. Frisse winterlucht doet een mens goed, en het heeft je weer een prachtige foto opgeleverd. Die geveegde baan heb je uitstekend in beeld gebracht, waardoor de foto een mooie diepte krijgt. Mooi die schaatsers in de verte en hun sporen op de voorgrond. Een heel goede compositie vol met ijsplezier en met fraaie kleuren. (Van mij mag de lente komen, ik hou niet zo van de kou.)
Heel prettig weekend, John.
jmdias (55385) 2013-02-08 5:30
very beautiful compo. I liked the way you used the lines in the foreground with this way that goes to the personages and the golden trees. nice soft light and details. TFS.
mirosu (13774) 2013-02-08 8:10
This is an excellent winterscape photo. The colors and light are the most compelling and captivating aspects. I love the blue sky as well as the plain with white snow & Ice, an excellent contrast. The trees and the reed area also blend well with the colors and provides a good deep feeling to the image. The skating people add nice light to the scene. Well done.
Fis2 (85499) 2013-02-08 9:05
Nice winter scene.
I like light and colours.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice evening
kato (11630) 2013-02-08 9:46
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the skating rink on nature and people enjyoing the skating. It is well classified with surrounding environment like a road. And, it's harmonized well with bright/blue sky and trees/bush of winter.
mumek (20202) 2013-02-08 16:10
Good evening John!
Great winter scenery Aardenburg. Beautiful view at the frozen creek and people skating, enjoying sunny weather.As usual your notea are very interesting and informative
bukitgolfb301 (35916) 2013-02-08 23:00
Hi dear John
Sorry for my late reaction to you.
Another wonderful image as your taste of panfocus sharp and clear prsenatation. Best framewrok as usual. Thanks a lot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
jemaflor (84695) 2013-02-09 0:29
A beautiful winterscene, nice light and dynamic result with people on the ice.
mvdisco (17770) 2013-02-09 6:46
Hi John, Bonjour,
Beautiful presentation and composition of this ice skate.
Very nice winter landscape and details,
Nice POV. and DOF. with tone of colors and light,
I like this winter scene..
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-02-09 15:46
I missed this one when it was posted, John, and I'm glad I'm seeing it now - a beautiful and pastoral winter scene here with these skaters on the pond. Hopefully the ice can stand them (and you!) - don't I see some unfrozen water off to the left there?
Beautiful light and framing, with the path opened up at the bottom of the frame. Thanks!
Buin (42326) 2013-02-09 22:46
Good morning John!
What a lovely atmosphere is in this picture! The light here really is gorgeous and somehow warm - in spite of all the ice. Yes, this must be a very special and pleasant kind of "hiking" and your photo transmits this wonderfully.
However, can I see some open water left hand? Hopefully the ice is thick enough for the skaters. Thank you for the informative note!
Greetings from still cold (-10°C this morning) Westphalia! Have a nice Sunday!
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-02-10 11:32
I like how you captured the joy of snow. A lovely winter scene carefully made. Splendid colors and sharpness. Congratulations!
PaulVDV (22123) 2013-02-10 13:17
Een prachtige winterse scène waarin plezier en winterpret duidelijk tot uiting gebracht worden.
Het zag er toen een echt stralende dag uit. Prachtig licht!
Zullen we dergelijke taferelen deze winter nog opnieuw meemaken ? De weerman voorspelt dat het opnieuw gaat sneeuwen.
Vele groeten, Paul
tedesse (25133) 2013-02-10 15:36
You're not old, of any age you can ride on skates, I myself rode yesterday on an artificial ice skating rink. Nice view of riders skating on natural ice. Good colors and sharpness.
I cordially greet
ricardomattos (4526) 2013-02-10 18:58
Despite of the cold weather you got a nice and happy mood here. Interesting note. I don´t know you were a skater but I know you are an excelent photographer now.
I like the composition.Well done.
Have a nice weekend!
raszid62 (18583) 2013-02-11 1:28
Netherlands and Dutch canals in winter also remind me mostly skaters on the ice. It must be really fun, although a little dangerous. Great winter photography in excellent colors and quality.
gildasjan (41582) 2013-02-11 9:52
Une belle scène de vie hivernale.Le rendu de la neige est très juste sous cette bonne lumière chaude.Les teintes chaudes de ces arbres donnent une très bonne touche à cette réalisation.
Vague (307) 2013-02-12 7:08
Beautiful light and good cadre provided the ideal settings here for this shot! Yet, the details are those that make it truely great!: The two skating figures that are coming towards the viewer are very expressive in that "freeze of the moment". Great shot! Well done...
carper (96) 2013-02-12 7:52
fraaie schaatsplaat John, mooi,
neergezetm, goede verhoudingen, mooi puik stukje fotowerk.
lousat (76870) 2013-02-12 9:30
Salut John,une fete pour ceux qui aiment patiner ces jours,capture magnifique avec une chaude lumiere qui contraste tres bien sois la neige,sois le bleu du ciel,fantastiques details aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano
adramad (37997) 2013-02-12 13:55
Fabulous image with these streams turned into skating rinks, with the advantage that it is wonderful to have the opportunity to skate in the countryside, surrounded by magnificent trees and other vegetation.
An ideal composition, with those people who give a nice touch of vitality.
Very good light and color, in a high-quality work as usual.
Have a nice day.
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-02-12 20:03
Very well composed shot with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.I love snow shots and this one displays an exotic location.TFS.
Robert1969 (7026) 2013-02-13 1:34
Heerlijke levendige winterse foto, dat boekdelen
spreekt en dat zoals altijd bij u weer zeer
verzorgd en mooi is vastgelegd.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-02-14 4:47
Very good composition.This is a situation after the snowstorm.Great details and depth.Superb framing too.
Have a nice day
Angshu (55667) 2013-02-14 5:03
The perspective created is quite interesting with the skating path & sublime light which creates a fine impression on the trees which looks lovely. The people add life to the image well
batalay (35583) 2013-02-14 5:33
Living in Flanders, you must have been a first class skater. (The only time I tried to skate, I fell flat on my face.) As usual you present a superb slice of everyday life shot from the winter in Belgium. The light is excellent, and the depth-of-field exquisite. The skaters add that touch of humanity as well as scale. This scene could have been painted 500 years ago a great Flemish Master. This is a painting by a great Modern Flemish Master. Thanks for the detailed note.
Warm regards, Bulent
lpi (4857) 2013-02-14 23:59
une jolie scène hivernale avec de belles couleurs et une excellente luminosité.
Très beau shot!
ourania (30991) 2013-02-17 1:43
a very pleasant winter scene with delightful light and atmosphere. I like very much the depth and perspective, how the icy path enters the frame and how the skaters have just passed its curve and are moving towards your point of view. The long marks of the skates in the foreground accentuate the dynamism and the subtlety of the colours is just wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
girni (344) 2013-02-18 23:55
belle présentation de ces patineurs, la courbe du chemin et les couleurs d'automne accentuées par la lumière du ciel bleu
TRB (13755) 2013-02-19 12:02
a perfect square of winter.
much more beautiful than people.
great perspective and liked it very much.
siolaw (38278) 2013-02-20 6:31
Skating maybe dangerous but for me, only walking on ice seems dangerous!
Nice light and pleasant scene.
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-21 21:19
As your high-quality picture and interesting note show, winters in your area give to people a lot of opportunities to enjoy skating and other winter sports in full measure. This winter scene has been very well composed, masterfully captured and comprehensively commented by you. Excellent job!
mkamionka (30618) 2013-02-23 11:44
lovely photo here. I like the skating path which makes a nice theme and stretches nicely from the foreground deep into the view. People add a nice touch being far enough so that they don't hide the beautiful view. Great winter scenery combined with pleasant blue sky.
COSTANTINO (55482) 2013-02-24 2:54
you are right about this wonderful nature ice
natural colors dominating this capture and
people everybody interested in skating,
a different Nature from the Nature we know
amazing winter scenery
have a nice Sunday
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-25 5:59
Beautiful winter scene captured with a beautiful light and great POV. movement perceived by the people makes it very lively and cheerful. You did a great job, thanks
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
ChrisJ (97890) 2013-02-25 12:05
Looks similar to Erzurum in the mountains of eastern Turkey. It's getting a little warmer of late though. The snowy or rather icy path adds good lead in lines & perspective. Wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the red attire, yellow grass and blue sky. Tfs!
omid266 (4788) 2013-02-25 19:50
very nice !
Thank you for your all foto sharing us ..
Thanks for your comment ..
God blessed /
Didi (56863) 2013-02-26 7:15
Bonjour mon ami
Une intéressante perspective de cette route gelée.
Une très bonne luminosité ambiante
Nous avons eu de la neige chez nous mais elle ne tient pas suffisamment pour faire de belles photos
macjake (56538) 2013-02-26 21:07
this has your unique signature written all over it.
I knew right away this was a JHM shot :)
you shot this scene in perfect daylight, very bright and luminous photo.
brings me back to a time when I was ice skating outdoors in Ottawa.
saxo042 (37562) 2013-03-02 7:10
This is indeed a very pleasant view ans a well composed picture with splendid colours! Is there still ice left here or has all of it molten away? I can see open water to the left, so I don't think I would risk a tour here, I hope noone crashed through here.
SWEETFREEDOM (22700) 2013-03-08 23:16
very cold indeed, instead where i live it has been a mild winter regarding to the past years.
very good light and lovely colors.
mcmtanyel (13431) 2013-05-10 12:01
Now that winter has truly departed our neck of the woods, I can enjoy wintry scenes again. I love the perspective and the composition. Beautiful colors. TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (25727) 2013-10-24 22:37
namaste John, beautiful place. Looking superb with those ice. Great moment captured. Very good light and depth. Excellent presentation. Tfs.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (139200)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-05 22:56