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I wish everyone Healthy 2014
Again a picture out of my archive,, taken during the snow time 2012.
I live very close against the Netherland borders, these last picture is taken against Aardenburg in Netherland.
These area has a lot creeks and a lovely area for photographers, also for fishermen.
I found these place beautiful with the old stumps and the sunset between the trees.
Also the skaters in background make these picture completely.
I hope that you enjoy of this winter picture.
- Geneses :
In the last ice age , the Weichsel , this area was a polar desert, where under the influence of wind dune forms ( coversand ridges ) are formed. After the last ice age, the climate became warmer and the sea level rose . In this period have developed creeks that are broken , which originated with a landscape forms from two completely different times formed by entirely different processes . Coversand ridges around the
- Shapes and patterns:
Coversand ridges separated by marine creeks . Especially the northern part of the
creek system is partially clogged .
- Geological value :
Broken by the Marine creeks coversand ridges are very rare in the Netherlands .
- Age :
Pleistocene / Holocene .
- Relationship with soil, geology , hydrogeology .
The coversand ridges consist of sand , often with an old . farmland deck
The creeks consist of marine clay .
- Relationship with other landscape values :
The location of the creeks is usually not very easy to follow in the open countryside . The area is characterized by a wide variety of stream types , from fully open to fully Verland . The character of the cover sand ridges is somewhat affected by the construction
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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pajaran (65746) 2014-01-01 23:22
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Dobar snimak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto pokriveno snegom i trenutak sa zalaskom sunca.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u Novoj godini koja je pocela.
Good day, sir.
Very interesting and good article on the site, with a description ...
Nice view ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and moment shown.
Good shot, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place shown covered with snow and the moment of sunset.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day, all the best in the New Year, which began.
fds (9569) 2014-01-01 23:27
dear friend jhm great image for this beginning 2014
great frozen and very suggestive sunset in the White
great colors and light
very special image for this new 2014
happy new year dear friend
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-02 1:05
A beautiful winter landscape you have presented today. I like the white frame and do not miss the colors at all.
I like the way the outline of the dry branches are etched in the sky. It seems they are waiting for spring to bring them back into life.
The sunlight on the horizon is providing warmth in terms of color. Marvelous light and superb clarity as usual.
Thanks for sharing and wish you a Healthy 2014 as well.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-02 1:14
What a beauty!
The soft warmth rising from behind the trees, is gradually fading in the blue. The row of trees look like soldiers marching peacefully... led by the big one in front.
A fantastic atmosphere painted with only three colors.
You wished New Year with a poetry sir.
Please accept my best regards for the New Year.
williewhistler (16492) 2014-01-02 1:29
such a delightful winter scene,expertly composed making good use of the naked trees in a lovely low light with the figures well placed to add interest.
I also enjoy the effect of the haze filter.
Kind regards Les.
dkmurphys (64543) 2014-01-02 1:58
Superb capture of the frosted nature. I love the shy sunlight over the deep calm place. Well taken.
Have a great new year!
macjake (72539) 2014-01-02 1:59
now this looks cold.
the snow and ice have a large blue tinge, perhaps you could reduce the blues in photo shop, but the blue also gives it a nice 'cold' hue...so it works that way too, its more of a personal choice i guess.
the best part has to be the frozen tree branches, seemingly reaching up to the sky in an attempt to rech the sun to stay warm :)
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-02 1:59
hello john dede. a nice new post for 2014. a subtle landscape of snow and bare trees. i like the luminocity you achieved in counterlights conditions.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-02 2:11
very nice winter landscape, i like the soft light and the frozen trees.
happy new year.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-02 2:25
not an easy task to present winter so beautifully and "warm".You did here really excellent job!
I enjoy the way the sun illuminates the winter landscape with its warm,lovely colors.
Magnificent and very atmospheric composition!
Happy New Year!
snunney (106501) 2014-01-02 2:45
What a beautiful wintry scene, perfectly captured. Light and colours are quite divine. I like it very much indeed, what a great way to start the new year. A very happy and prosperous New Year to you.
holmertz (59118) 2014-01-02 2:50
This is a fine winter scenery, just as we would like winter to be every year, at least for a short time. It's better than just rain and clouds and darkness. The tones of pink, yellow and blue are very lovely and well captured.
Kind regards, and wishing you too a fine 2014.
cornejo (46754) 2014-01-02 3:38
Hi John, Great photo of this beautiful sunset in this beautiful place, a beautiful image to start the year, but well captured in this pretty, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mesutilgim (97478) 2014-01-02 3:41
Hello dear John,
First entry of the year, a perfect wintery scenery with a soft and impressive light.
Which means it's time to search in my archive for wintery sceneries, as it does not like that we shall get soon as snow ! İstanbul today is sunny and temperatures around 16 Degr. C !
TFS and best regards
mohammad_H (10072) 2014-01-02 3:42
سلام دوست عزیز
منظره بسیار زیبا و دلنشین
سرمای سخت و یخبندان
وضوح بسیار خوب
دوست داشتنی و جذاب
بهترین ارزوها برای شما و همسرت
ourania (51079) 2014-01-02 4:01
a very beautiful, poetic image that captivates and delights eyes and mind. The subtlety of the colours is mesmerizing, you have used the light in a wonderful, creative way. I love the tonal graduation and the way it harmonizes with the layout of the landscape. The depth is superb and the group of tiny people in the distance is an absorbing focal point. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful year!
yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-02 4:14
Nice winter scenery with beautiful mild light and pastel colors on these snow covered trees and fields
Simple and beautiful
Kielia (24077) 2014-01-02 5:11
the hoar frost was strong indeed last year, and your photo shows the beauty of the winter season very nicely. The light and the colors are very nice too, the overall atmosphere is fairytale like. My compliments! I wish you and your family a happy New Year 2014.
jacquest (19047) 2014-01-02 5:14
I like the soft colors of this picture and the deepness created by the long straight line to the skaters. The frosted bare trees add a sense of cold and the end of the day mood is very present.
Bets regards and Happy New Year.
Sergiom (88277) 2014-01-02 5:16
Le mois de février semblait très froid dans les Pays Bas mais quelles belles photos peuvent en sortir. Ici, j'aime beaucoup le contre jour derrière les arbres aux branches tordues de froid.
npecanhuk (78535) 2014-01-02 5:26
Very beautiful winter picture!
Special regards to the soft colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
pierrefonds (71117) 2014-01-02 6:02
The wideness of the field is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the trees covered with frost or snow. The refelction of the light on the snow is enhancing the colors. Happy New Year 2014.
omid266 (6750) 2014-01-02 7:30
Salam , Hi John ,
Very well done friend ,
Nice scene from Nature , Nice colour ,
Thanks for sharing ,
Good lUCK In 2014 !
*** Prayer for Peace for all ***
Best Regards ,
saxo042 (37966) 2014-01-02 8:34
Like a very beautiful painting! A picture of winter at its best and a perfectly composed scene!
Corry (4508) 2014-01-02 8:41
Belle vue sur ce paysage hivernal et ces étendues d'eau. La lumière de fin de journée donne de belles teintes à la scène. Félicitations.
Nicou (151036) 2014-01-02 9:00
quel décor hivernal sueprbe iamge et compo quelle vue ces arbres tout gelé la neige et ce ciel sueprbe vue.
Noel_Byrne (33628) 2014-01-02 9:25
This is magnificent, I would see this and expect it to be a painting by a master more than a photo, such is the beauty of the colors and the cold icy tones of the whole image. Your composition is perfect in where the trees are placed, with the left side filling against the warm sun, and the right side leading so deep into the image. Truly beautiful, thanks for sharing an exceptional capture and a lesson in photography.
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-02 9:32
una serie bella e suggestiva alla quale hai aggiunto un'altra splendida composizione.
Soggetto, colori e delicatezza dei toni ne fanno un paesaggio fiabesco meritevole di una particolare attenzione.
Ciao e buona serata
Didi (60590) 2014-01-02 9:36
Je donnerai cher pour pouvoir faire une telle photo, mais je ne possède pas de pneus hiver sur ma voiture
Très belle luminosité hivernale au couleurs pastels
Meilleurs vœux pour 2014
abmdsudi (57680) 2014-01-02 9:49
A fine depiction of cold deep snowy winter sunset scene in bright light with a fine warm breaking colour in the sky. It's so well composed and exposed displaying the reality in true colours and depth with lots interests throughout. Great capture, Tfs
jemaflor (103099) 2014-01-02 11:40
A wonderful snowy landscape very well taken, I like the warm light and all these trees silhouettes, tfs and Bonne Année 2014 !
chrislo (4097) 2014-01-02 15:05
Ik weet niet of ze dit jaar een strenge winter voorspellen, maar ik ben heel blij, dat de temperaturen voorlopig zacht blijven en dat we nog geen sneeuw hebben gehad. Ondertussen moet je je dus tevreden stellen met de winterplaatjes van vorige jaren, die ook het bekijken waard zijn. Die kou had je niet voor niets getrotseerd. Je hebt er een fraaie winterplaat aan overgehouden. Heel mooi de sfeer hier met het zonlicht tegen het wolkendek net boven de bomenrij. De diepte in het beeld, van de bevroren gracht komt ook erg goed uit.
Ik wens nog je het allerbeste toe voor 2014 maar vooral een goede gezondheid.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-02 22:09
Une petite merveille hivernale pour nos présenter tes vœux. La lumière est sublime.
Bonne année 2014!
janneman (3068) 2014-01-03 0:11
Mooie verstilde compositie met een prachtig licht achter de rij bomen aan de horizon.
Het licht is geweldig, zoals dat alleen in de winter te zien is.
Silvio1953 (152947) 2014-01-03 0:52
Ciao John, fascinating frozen sunset, magic atmosphere, wonderful soft colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
papagolf21 (109276) 2014-01-03 2:06
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Morne plaine, tout est blanc, tout est calme, l'on pourrait entendre le cri du corbeau crevant le silence général.
Une très belle prise de vue.
Meilleurs voeux 2014.
mvdisco (17796) 2014-01-03 8:01
Hi John, bonjour,
Beautiful winter scene and sunset too,
Excellent tone of colors and light,
Well presented and composed,
Lovely sky and great details of this freezing day,
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-03 8:11
Happy New Year John, I wish you and your loved ones a healthy and peaceful 2014. What a beautiful shot to greet the new year. It is so delicately hued and with lovely soft winter light a real pleasure to see. Warm regards Rosemary
ikeharel (78289) 2014-01-03 8:17
Winter of two years ago, and fresh white looks as yesterday's, Jogn.
good DOF along the frozen canal and trees on sides. The mild golden light on subset gave wonderful backdrop to the whole.
Good evening, and a happy weekend first of the new year's.
Fis2 (106364) 2014-01-03 10:33
I like POV and composition.
Excellent key and light.
Have a nice evening.
clic (18492) 2014-01-03 15:25
The skies burst fine golden tones behind the trees to add much subtlety to this frosted landscape and enhance the majesty of those laced trees!
kato (11630) 2014-01-03 18:40
You're capturing well this winter landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impresive to see the ground and trees in which were covered by the heavy snow. It's also tasteful for a row of grove in behind. And, it draws out a good atmosphere with the sky dyed to setting sun and blue.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-01-03 20:42
This is truly a beautiful frame with snow all over.Great shot with nice colors and depth of field, excellent quality overall, as always.Just love it.Thanks for sharing.
Alco (7537) 2014-01-03 21:27
Beautiful winter landscape with all these frosted trees.A superb place for skating lovers.I like the soft colors offered by the sunset.Very well done.
mcmtanyel (29016) 2014-01-03 21:33
The light is magnificent and the colors are sublime. This is a winter scene that makes us forget about the cold and reminds us of the beauty of the season, TFS!
jurek1951 (42198) 2014-01-04 0:53
a beautiful impression with very nice composition and splendid colours, attractive and lovely photo. Have a nice week,
TRB (14134) 2014-01-04 1:14
Such as tables, perfect for a winter landscape.
excellent exposure, it looks very nice.
good years, happy new year
Graal (103038) 2014-01-04 3:38
beautiful evening near by canal. Good shot during the winter season with snow. I like the composition and pastel hues. Photo is very well done as always by you.
Have a good health and Happy New Year!
Buin (42506) 2014-01-04 8:28
A day from the book of fairytles, a dream for each photographer. This dream for you came true two years ago. What an overwhelming natural splendour. These people (?) in background emphasize this beautiful wideness impressively.
This picture was worth to get cold fingers... ;-))
Greetings from wet and cool Westphalia. No winter in sight!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-04 10:04
what a great light you achieved here. Great surrounding. I can feel the cold. Interesting composition. Masterfully done. Tfs.
Wish a very happy new year.
carlo62 (54958) 2014-01-04 16:39
una foto d'archivio, ma splendidamente presentata, le sfumature del cielo sono molto delicate e danno un tono piacevole all'immagine.
jmdias (68661) 2014-01-05 0:33
amazing view. the white hues is fantastic here with the graphism of the nude trees and this special golden touch of the light. TFS.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-05 7:44
Awesome winter scene but it look so cold! I wish we get some snow in Las Vegas this winter. Even with the low lighting, in which you controlled nicely, details are very good. I like the contrast. Well done, tfs.
rychem (42610) 2014-01-05 8:33
Simply fantastic, fabulous winter landscape and wonderful light and great composition
boa (7677) 2014-01-05 11:38
a nice picture of a beautiful frozen landscape 2012!
I guess you don´t have any snow yet this Winter? We don`t had any snow yet this Winter in Stockholm, but it will probably be within a week!
Attractive soft light in this one, it is also a peaceful atmosphere. A perfect day for a stroll with the camera:)
Have a nice evening my friend/
mkamionka (39937) 2014-01-05 12:18
beautiful winter landscape. It feels so romantic which is quite rare for winter photos. The warm light behind the trees adds a very attractive touch here.
Oumar (26) 2014-01-05 23:11
It's so difficult for me to take snowy weather pictures, because of my location. Great job! The contrast between the sky and the rest of the picture is just so pleasant. Beautiful!
vjmite (4216) 2014-01-06 2:21
This photo looks like a painting by an old Dutch master, maybe Hobbema or Ruisdael. I like the yellow and blue colors of the sky, and the stark shapes of the trees. Good composition and sharpness.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2014-01-06 5:43
Nice to see all the shapes from the frost. Great shot. Very good quality too.
jcpix (13948) 2014-01-06 19:29
This could easily be a pastel canvas painting, the soft tones and careful touch of light and color are minimal, but extremely effective on the senses. I like what this says for the actual lack of subject matter, plain and simple...nothing else needed to set the mood. beautiful as usual, natures craftsmanship and your handy work behind the camera make for another beautiful image! The very best to yo and yours in 2014.
Waylim (25436) 2014-01-06 22:57
Gorgeous photo, all is in such good clarity. Love how everything is in pastel tone, of pale yellow and blue with soft texture like pastel painting. The cold and warm color works together so nicely. A winter wonderland like post card.
Wahclellaspirit (4107) 2014-01-06 23:16
A Masterpiece of Winter. The light of the sun as it is cast from summer's past welcomes those that dream of patterns held in the forms of frozen flakes that drift from the heavens...
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-07 11:11
What a wonderful winter scene. Superb lighting and the tallest trees is perfectly postioned with setting sun behind it. I love the soft colour and the mood. TFS and have fine week!
carper (96) 2014-01-08 10:45
uitvergroten, en profesioneel in laten lijsten deze is het waard.
bona (13739) 2014-01-10 14:03
a cold weather, but the warm colors on the sky warm the photo. Love it.
adramad (49512) 2014-01-11 12:24
Fabulous composition, with that heavy snow that gives the feeling that everything stops around, beautiful graphics, these trees also white, soft pink tone of the evening sky, is a delicate touch of color.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
josepmarin (58359) 2014-01-13 2:53
what a fantastic and bucolic winter scene here!
It seems a painting, the whiteness of this landscape covered with snow, its soft contrast with a bit blue sky, and the frozen trees, gives us a wonderful calmness feeling.
Excellently executed, is a beautiful composition.
Best regards, my friend,
Angshu (56760) 2014-01-13 3:50
The beautiful light creates pastel hues in the picture. The weak sun has been hidden well behind the mesh like tree. A fine wintery landscape with the subtle tones I liked
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-14 2:58
What a fantastic winter scene you have captured so well.
Love the skaters in the distance, super light, Tfs.
ManuMay (36295) 2014-01-14 3:00
Wonderful Winter mood, very special and beautiful colours and a light to enjoy during this year, fantastic colours gradation...Amazing!!
Best regards and all the best for you...
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-01-14 6:00
So sharp winter scenery very well presented John, high sharpness and a recent picture of countryside, all the best, see you
emilbo (22616) 2014-01-14 6:21
Je n'aime pas particulièrement l'hiver mais il donne l'occasion de prendre de magnifique photo comme celle-ci. Un beau tableau et belle atmosphère. J'aime beaucoup la lumière de fin de journée avec les rayons du soleil à droite. Les arbres sont magnifiques. J'ai voulu voir les patineurs de plus prêt. Voir
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne journée,
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-01-20 7:29
Fantastic winter landscape with splendid light. I like the contrast of cold and warm colors and the graphic of trees. A nice depth and a magic atmosphere also.
I love it!
Thanks for the wishes, Happy new year for you and your!
Periko (6214) 2014-01-21 20:56
Great white sunset to start the year. I would really like to be there to see this wonderful landscape.
All the best
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-26 2:01
Excellent winter-scape in very nice soft light and pleasant pastel colors. The trees are very well placed in the frame, nicely balanced composition.
claudeD (41574) 2014-01-26 8:57
very fine winter picture from Zeeland. I can really feel the coldness ...Very well done.TFS.
With regards from luxembourg
Ninello52 (7576) 2014-01-27 4:38
How are you?! I missed these thy beautiful landscapes taken with the eye of an artist, a poet, with the sensibility of a painter! (see C. D. Friedrich)
Best Regards, Nino.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-01-31 18:07
a marvel of nature and a fabulous winterscape!!
fantastic light, spectacular horizon!!
my compliments John, all the best
daddo (27926) 2014-02-03 4:01
Hi John. Such a delicate composition! The soft colours and gentle light suit so well the intricate shapes of the snow covered trees. The tiny dark figures in the distance create the feeling that this is a welcoming place. Regards. Klaudio.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-02-11 5:03
Hi John. Another winter image in which the colors play an important role. Very nicely composed, good handling of light. Despite all this, I now look forward to the spring :-))
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
Hanssie (10886) 2014-02-15 2:37
WOW, wat een beauty !
Je kunt de stilte voelen.......
Zeer mooi is ook het licht hier, erg mooie foto !
Hunkar (7360) 2014-03-09 11:32
A quiet atmosphere with beautiful soft colors
serp2000 (45856) 2014-06-09 23:15
Good Juni morning, John,
This photo gives me some fresh air today. If you know the snow is not so exotic phenomenon for me here in Russia, but I like this winter scene, very nice sunset colors, perfect quality!
freedahu (391) 2014-07-22 3:23
Splendid winter picture, the front (as well as the back ones) trees are giving a beautiful structure to the picture. The yellowish and the ice blue colours are a perfect match.
Have a nice week !
berek (50508) 2014-11-23 20:00
what beautiful winter pictures can get out. Here, I like the day behind the trees against the twisted branches cold.
have a good week.
PiotrF (22898) 2014-12-14 4:35
This is beautiful winter landscape.
I like the soft light. warm colors and the frozen trees.
Excellent composition, sharpness and clariuty.
Beautiful and interesting job perfectly done.
fritzi007 (12428) 2014-12-18 14:28
sehr schöne Winterlandschaft, gut gemacht!
GiovanniG (3637) 2015-03-09 22:32
Love this one. It reminds me of a cold winter in my home state of Montana. The post processing is minimalistic and perfect for the scene. I love the horizontal format and the framing. Always a pleasure to look at your portfolio.....
unclehotshot (4000) 2015-04-06 23:18
I found this one from last year. Fantastic and poetic capture. The light and the place make a unique combination. And with you and your skills, the result must be exelent.
Matyas (0) 2015-05-01 2:16
Hello John! Wonderful Winter landscape. A lot of snow. Amazing lightness and brightness. Minimalistic composition, but very original effect. Regards!
Karolina999 (0) 2015-12-01 5:19
good cut, good quality, fine contrast and sharp, superb colors, fine note.
Thanx for sharing.
frunchy (1800) 2015-12-29 4:22
i never imagined netherlands with so much snow!
Very nice backlight giving the scene some magic atmosphere!
TFS, have a good 2016, or "Guten Rutsch" as we say in Germany,
Best regards, F.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (159991)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best of 2014 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-01 23:04
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