This is my 900th photograph.
The first picture after my bike accident, Saturday early in the morning, not with my bike but with the car, I look for to the tulip fields about the border in Netherlands.
I could very a lot enjoy of these beautiful morning, not a lot wind and a lot sun.
Aardenburg a rural municipality with 2500 habitants, on 6 mile of my home, and 10 mile of the North Sea, with a great history, you can read in the note.
Aardenburg is a small city close to the Dutch border with Belgium. It is part of the Sluis Municipality, located in the province of Zeeland in the Netherlands. Its medieval name was Rodenburgh (Red Castle).
Archeologists have found proof of settlement as early as 4500 BC.
The site was a small Roman Vicus, flourishing in the second and third centuries AD, where the foundations have been uncovered of a small Celto-Roman temple.
After the Second World War restorations to damaged buildings uncovered fragments of Roman roof tiles, of which some bear the markings of a Roman military post, as well as black vases and Roman sandals.
The most significant find, however, was that of a Roman building with a foundation of 18 by 10 meters.
The Roman Castellum was in use from 175 to 270 AD.
On top of the foundations of this Roman building there were the remains of a Medieval building, which was destroyed in 1383 according to later accounts. Rodenburgh was granted city rights in 1127 and is thus one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and is the oldest city in Zealand.
I hope that you look at, and gives critique.
Canon EOS 5D
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
4368 x 2912
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-04-26 23:05
les couleurs sont vraiment magnifiques. Cela doit etre un spectacle splendide, pas forcemment évident a composer. C'est tout plat. Ici c'est très bien fait
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-26 23:35
Wonderful colours and diagonal lines, dear John !
I like a lot your perspective and the layers of colours
Beautiful field of tulips as usual
Have a nice week
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-04-26 23:35
I'm glad to see you are almost recovered. Now, I hope you can take the bike as soon as possible to take the lovely pictures you usually take of the amazing mornings.
About this one...excellent colours. The "diagonals" are impressive. Excellent.
delkoo (68) 2009-04-26 23:43
I definitely like your POV in this shot ... it provides such a good perspective, Beautiful light, nice crisp image, all-around excellent! Regards,
pablominto (53746) 2009-04-26 23:45
Seems like there is tulips time in the Netherlands!
Amazing colours cover large areas, and the blue sky is the spice over the fields...
Great lines and a strong perspective, and the trees in the back make the perfect R(ed)G(green)B(blue)..!
CVONGTRATS ON #900!
judesta (1006) 2009-04-26 23:58
Amazing colours, wonderful composition, the rows of the tulips creating fantastic diagonal lines. Excellent POV.
TopGeo (38216) 2009-04-27 0:46
Wonderful colours yellow red and blue levels! and diagonal lines a composition with long perspective and the beautiful tulips as amazing morning atmosphere
pastadog (13111) 2009-04-27 0:49
Yes, John, this is THE time for tulip shooting, isnt't it... The compo with the strong diagonal is very effective, and the elements are attractive, including the sky and the intriguing yellow line suddently coming from the left, almost horizontal... Congratulations, Daniel
Budapestman (82620) 2009-04-27 1:00
Beautiful landscape with spectacular composition. The colours are amazing, the depth of the photo is superb, fabled mood. Have a nice week!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-04-27 1:12
D'abord félicitation pour la 900th!
Que la Zeeland est belle ! Une superbe photo avec des couleurs naturelles, vives, bien captées et uen excellente perspective. Bravo!
snunney (107523) 2009-04-27 1:32
Congratulations on 900. This one certainly presents a riot of colour with the lines of tulips in full bloom stretching into the distance.
jjcordier (79297) 2009-04-27 1:40
Tout d'abord toutes mes félicitations pour ces 900 photos. Quelle productivité et de grande qualité en plus!Ces champs de tulipes sont vraiment superbes et avec une telle lumière, leurs couleurs explosent.Belle composition!
edytungkal (4551) 2009-04-27 2:03
At first congratulation for your 900th...
You have a beautiful flowers field with strong colours, just noticed some dots in the sky, birds fly ? Nonetheless its a beautiful presentation to celebrate....tfs
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-04-27 3:07
nice perspective, nice saturated colors.
congrats for 900 pictures on TE :)
npecanhuk (78929) 2009-04-27 3:43
Magnificent colors! Wonderful shapes!
The photo has also excellent sharpness, adequate exposure, a very well chosen pov, a simple but very effective composition!
I really like it!
TFS - Congratulations!
cbrman (21675) 2009-04-27 3:45
Une très belle perspective avec ces fleurs flamboyantes ! Le regard ne peut être qu'attirer par ces rangée de tulipes.
Attention aux poussières sur le capteur ! Il y en a pas mal dans le ciel !
There is a lot of dust on your sensor ! Be carefull.
Un petit nettoyage s'impose !
papagolf21 (110520) 2009-04-27 4:12
Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Tout d'abord félicitations pour cette neuf-centième publication ! Tu disposes d'un véritable album dont tu peux être très fier. D'ailleurs, les amis de TE, ne se sont pas trompés, ils apprécient comme il se doit tes compositions.
Ici, tu nous offres une superbe perspective d'un champ de tulipes joliment coloré.
La beauté est patente.
bertolucci (13366) 2009-04-27 4:40
Wat goed om weer een beeld te zien na uw val gemaakt! En hij mag er zijn, met zijn opgetogen kleuren en dynamische diagonalen. En erg ritmisch ook! De spatiering van de bomen past mooi bij de restvan de opbouw. Mooi werk, John!
Groeten uit een bewolkt Rotterdam bij 14 graden.
pierrefonds (71783) 2009-04-27 4:45
Good morning John,
The diagonal lines of the rows of tulips are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the trees in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The intensity of the light is enhancing the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
Amaz (11475) 2009-04-27 4:52
Hi John, it's great! Number 900!!!
It sounds goood!
Wonderful picture with excellent colours!!
Philippe (11836) 2009-04-27 5:20
Dag, John. Hier zijn dus uw tulpen. Ze hebben mooie felle kleuren en u hebt hier een zeer goed perspectief gecreëerd. Zeer goede diagonale lijnen. Proficiat met uw 900ste foto.
Ik wens u een prettige dag,
anto95 (1840) 2009-04-27 5:26
Your shot is very original.
Perspective and depth are very well.
Excellent framing and composition, great light management, beautiful colours! Congratulations!
ellelloo (6572) 2009-04-27 5:49
Congratulations for your 900th post! A great shot for this occasion! Really a wonderful sight and a great presentation of it. Amazing perspective and depth and fantastic colours. TFS - Congratulations!
jplebrun (21208) 2009-04-27 6:15
et dire que je me réjouis de voir mes plates bandes de tulipes qui ne comptes que quelques douzaines de fleurs, superbe toutes ces rangs de fleurs qui s'étalent à perte de vue.
sacavem (18620) 2009-04-27 6:21
A beautiful scenery well composed with good clarity and light management. The sharpness is excellent, I like the subject.I like the red/yellow tones the flowers.
carper (96) 2009-04-27 6:54
gefeliciteerd Vriend met Uw 900 ste foto,
waar blijft de tijd.
gelukkig bent U in ieder geval in staat geweest er een eervolle plaat van te maken, mooie kleuren, goed perspectief, uitstekend fotowerk.prettige dag verder.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-04-27 7:06
Hi, John -
Good to see that you are up and moving about! Also congratulations on #900 - that;'s dedication.
A classic holland shot - flat land, blue sky, loads of colorful tulips! The diagonals and the horizon line pull the eye nicely to one point, which is closer to the right edge than usual, so it gives a different feel. Interesting.
josepmarin (58359) 2009-04-27 7:07
Your 900th post!! It's impressive!!
Congratulations for your extensive and wonderful gallery, and thank you very much for permitting to enjoy it.
The photo is perfect, the spring and the tulips with its beautiful colors decorate this field and creates a strong contrast with the blue of the sky.
Excellent work, with an elegant framing and a good graphism of the diagonals.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-04-27 7:29
Van harte gefeliciteerd, en wat een pracht van een shot voor de gelegenheid! Ik was zaterdag in de vroege middag ook op mijn fiets naar de Bollenstreek (vlakbij Haarlem) vertrokken om daar de tulpen te fotograferen. Strakke blauwe hemel in Amsterdam, maar toen ik daar aankwam was het helemaal grijs geworden, met een licht van niks... Geen probleem, toch lekker gefietst!
Maar goed, wat ik hier zie is heel mooi. Een klassieke shot, zowel kwa perpectief als kwa kleuren. Chapeaux, vriend! Ik wens je nog een fijne avond. De hartelijke groeten uit een zonnig Amsterdam,
Buin (42522) 2009-04-27 7:33
Today only one word: Breathtaking, really breathtaking!
Greetings from again cooler Westphalia!
bona (13739) 2009-04-27 7:46
this photo is amazing! The tulips in the infinte looks a red carpet, as well as the yellow ones. The red is vibrant and charming.
PS: the black spots on the sky, are birds or dirty on the lens?
vasilpro (41661) 2009-04-27 8:20
Congratulations for your 900th uploaded photo.
A beautiful red carpet under blue sky, very nice contrast, vivid colors, nice POV, a great composition.
Best regards, Vasilis.
Floydian (30970) 2009-04-27 8:24
900 foto's, man daar kom ik nooit aan toe, dat trek ik domweg nirt en zoveel goede heb ik ook niet.
Blijft mooi he die bollenvelden met al die bloemen, ook ik ga steevast ieder jaar heen terwijl ik hier bakken vol heb liggen........zou trouwens wel 900 bloemen foto's kunnen posten ;-)
Rood en geel....Canon vs Nikon....rood in front...zoals dat hoort ;-)
Die zwarte vlekken in beeld....ik hoop dat het vogels zijn en geen sensor vlekken.
cfreire (11741) 2009-04-27 8:30
Wonderful shot with magnificent colors and contrasts. Very attractive and graphical capture. Well done. Regards, Consuelo
vincz (19113) 2009-04-27 8:53
Classical, so beautiful. I like the loooonng lines of tulips going to the infinite. Very well done.
lrw1966 (1632) 2009-04-27 9:45
So good to have to back taking pictures again. A splendid composition of amazing colors. Thanks for the notes, as always.
Welcome Back, my friend.
PaulVDV (32799) 2009-04-27 11:13
Gelukwensen met je 900ste foto hier !
Prachtige eindeloze tulpenrijen. Mooi met de scheiding rechts op de foto die doorloopt tot aan het groene vlak aan de horizon. En dan heb je nog een geel veld en een blauwe lucht. Mooi kleurenpakket en compositie.
bobocortis (16026) 2009-04-27 12:06
First of all, my congrats for your 900th!
A colorful shot, with great perspective and depth.
berek (50508) 2009-04-27 12:19
wonderful colours . I love line effect and great perspective. good idea and result. have a nice week.
sayeed_rahman (6459) 2009-04-27 12:26
Keep running my friend..
A splendid shot..what can one say..youve mastered the control of light and colour..its a state of the mind..
Charo (51212) 2009-04-27 13:04
Congratulations on these 900 photos, ... and many are of high quality.
Beautiful composition of this large field of tulips. Excellent depth and beautiful colors. Bravo!
gilou530 (34) 2009-04-27 13:05
first of all, an enormous cheer for this 900é which supplement a fabulous gallery, a remarkable work or each post is not a treat for the eyes that Ci does not escape the rule with splendid colors, it is not but remained any more to be continued in the same way
mikeo (12129) 2009-04-27 13:07
900th photo? WOOOOOW! Incredible achievement!
Congratulations! You have chosen very nice shot on this ocasion, typical yours, in your style...with so many lovely flowers for this ocassion;)
wautersw (3647) 2009-04-27 13:26
proficiat met je 900ste foto, alweer een kleurrijk juweeltje. Heel "straffe" kleuren. Ik heb me alleen zitten afvragen wat die spikkels in de lucht nu wel kunnen zijn. TFS en op naar de 1000.
COSTANTINO (70282) 2009-04-27 13:51
What Could I say for this marvelloys photo?
a photo full of colours,life and freshness..
This field of tulips is amazing..
No other comments for it..Only b r a v o..
Superb light that gives a lovely red tone
N i c e r e s u l t
regards and compliments
MarcT (20964) 2009-04-27 13:56
Jolie lumière, superbes couleurs mais n'y aurait-il pas des poussières sur ton capteur (visibles dans le ciel)?
Quoi qu'il en soit, félicitations pour ta 900ème.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-04-27 15:45
Ola John ,
Parabéns pela 900 foto no Te, são lindas estas tulipas vermelhas , gostei do ponto de visão em diagonal deu bastante profundidade de foto ,bom contraste de cores .
Um abraço Gonçalo
phwall (6785) 2009-04-27 20:08
Good to see you out and about, hard to keep a good man down eh!!!
Lovely shot of the Tulip fields, the colours are so rich and vibrant.
Very nice POV too, the look across the rows of Tulips onto the beautiful sky is very pretty.
Emile (20352) 2009-04-27 21:10
First I'm very glad to know that you are already moving around in your car, hope that you will be able to take your bike again very soon. Second congratulation for your 900 photos in TE, I had learn a lot from you and hope you will post 900 more. Third this is a magnificent photo of the tulips fields captured from a good POV, beautiful colors contrast and excellent perspective. Wonderful composition.
Alco (7537) 2009-04-27 21:59
Spring is back with its wonderful colors and you were there to capture the beauty of that field full of tulips.Very impressive and superb picture.Very well done!
ChrisJ (119085) 2009-04-27 22:36
Hi John & Congratulations on your 900th!
Well composed, with the horizon line placed nicely above the central axis. Good repetition of the diagonal rows of tulips. There are some dots in the sky I would clone out. Beautiful warm colours of the flowers. Tfs!
omerozden (1259) 2009-04-28 0:30
congragulations for your 900th photo!
i looked at your first photos too.
i liked your painter photos very much!
in this photo you managed the colors very very beautifully!
sorry for your bike accident.
mauro61 (52887) 2009-04-28 3:42
splendidi colori e ottima prospettiva con la linea gialla sullo sfondo.
Foto satura e immagine gradevole.
Silvio1953 (154291) 2009-04-28 5:42
Ciao John, congratulations for your splendid 900th post on TN, beautiful composition with wonderful field full of flower, fantastic perspective, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-04-28 6:59
Beautiful view of the tulip fields, Wonderful color contrast of the tulips and a wonderful blue sky. The sharpness is prefect and this photo remains me of the tulip fields on the west side of the state here. Great job John,
Giorgio (11279) 2009-04-28 7:00
- Jolie composition John, évidemment la couleur en est l'atout premier mais aussi et comme c'est souvent le cas chez toi, l'occasion d'une magnifique perspective diagonale, en tout cas, bravo, c'est très réussi !
Longroute (19396) 2009-04-28 7:39
Almost a flag of Holland... and surely more beautiful than that! (:-
A composition that posesses all the features that produce a masterpiece: 1/3 rule for the sky, greath DOF, strong cromatic contrast and neatness. Just perfect!
Have a nice day,
Jean-Luc (5488) 2009-04-28 8:06
Merci pour cette première photo après l'accident.
Le rouge est terriblement éclatant et le tout parait inimaginable!
ciakgiak (30433) 2009-04-28 8:08
Hello dear John,
I'm very happy that you returned making photos, and what photos! This is really pleasant looking at. Colors are fantastic, overall the red one, and the composition, as usually, is perfect.
I also like the fine blue sky.
Best wishes my dear friend.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-04-28 8:14
Good evening dear John
My congratulations for both. 600 gems in your gallery and an excellent composition to celebrate the ocassion. I'm really happy to have known you through your very artistic compositions and I can only wish for many many more happy returns of the day.
My sincere compliments
Waylim (25436) 2009-04-28 8:32
Very nice scenery, lovely tulips, just in time to welcome spring. Beautiful composition, good sharpness and lovely composition. There are many dust spots on the image. I hope it's not inside the camera. Otherwise, really beautiful image. Thanks
wolf38 (31296) 2009-04-28 9:03
Hello John. How can one criticize your photos? Nothing new occurs to me. Also this photo gets the best note: perfectly. Best regards, Wolfgang.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-04-28 10:50
harsh light, hard contrast, big saturation,
the result is interesting and graphic even if you lose lot of details
nwoehnl (122) 2009-04-28 12:24
Fine perspective in this photo, John. Good angle to have some diagonals on the flower field converging towards the background. Your 900th photo is coming in the usual quality and compositional standard that you have established here.
Fis2 (107596) 2009-04-28 12:32
Congratulations for your 900 fotos in TE !!!
The tulips make impression.
Gerrit (52283) 2009-04-28 13:52
je hoeft niet ver de grens meer over voor zulke mooie velden zie ik.
Ook biuj ons zie je op steeds meer plaatsen.
Prachtig dat rood en geel tegen het blauw
boa (7715) 2009-04-28 14:29
Congratulations for your 900 photos, and Tfs. It`s a true pleasure for the eyes to see your photos ! This is no exception, wonderful tulip diagonal lines. Excellent composition, colors and an intereting note !
trekks (14348) 2009-04-28 18:32
Very impressive colors of spring! And very good 900th post and to know that you have finally been able to go out to shoot. I can see that to get this POV, you still need to walk a distance from the car.
Good strong color saturation from the red flowers and the blue sky to contrast it nicely. Very good depth at f/18. I hope you will take good care.
Graal (103038) 2009-04-28 23:31
beautiful field of tulips. Nice composition, great view. Very good presentation. I like it a lot.
siolaw (38294) 2009-04-29 0:14
Congratulations for the 900 posts... next step is a 1000...!
Good depth and perspective along the tulip flieds.. stupendous colors, of course.
riclopes (35577) 2009-04-29 1:02
Olá John, congratulations for your 900th upload. Pretty soon, you´ll reach the millenium :) Fantastic perspective and color contrast from this field of flowers. A pitty the dust in the sky. I'm having the same problem everytime I change lens. Wish you a fast recover so you can jump to your bike again.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-04-29 3:34
Very strong and pleasant red !
I like a lot too the depth and perspective.
Have a nice day,
nirvana73 (0) 2009-04-29 4:32
i like colors
i like diagonal lines and your POV
thanks for sharing and explanations
diomed (13926) 2009-04-29 6:03
Best Congratulations for your 900th post!
You did it with a fantastic shot of the magic dutch landscape.
Amazing perspective and colours, great definition, very difficult but right POV.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-04-29 7:08
A striking image with vivid colours and pleasing diagoanal lines throughout. Nicely done. Congratulations on your 900th post.
saxo042 (37968) 2009-04-29 9:16
Really fantastic colours! And congratulations to 900 pictures! Everything has already been said about this photo, I can just agree with all other members. Outstanding!
peppe59 (14555) 2009-04-29 10:32
composizione strabiliante ed unica, al punto giusta la saturazione dei colori ottimo POV.
danos (103216) 2009-04-29 10:56
a scene that we see very seldom here in TE bur ever with pleasure.Great perspective and POV of these colourful fields of tulips,with the green trees in the background to complete the scenery.Well done.
archimatica (20648) 2009-04-29 12:54
Amazing colors and great depth.
Congratulations for your 900th post!
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-04-29 13:40
Plenty of bright colors to celebrate your happy come back!
All the best,
josevescovi (1750) 2009-04-29 14:51
Excelente registro fotográfico. Cores, nitidez e contrastes perfeitos. Foto competente.
gunbud (34066) 2009-04-29 18:16
Congratulations on your 900th posting on TE and what a fine image you have chosen for the occasion.
The long rows of vividly colored tulips lead beautiful across this flat landscape to the lush green trees and lovely big blue sky.
The colors are crystal clear and true to go with excellent sharpness, details and fine depth.
Docarmo (9767) 2009-04-29 21:07
Very beautiful this image full of tulips. The depth of field is impressive. In May, my husband and me will visit Ottawa and I hope to take many photos of tulips there. You certainly know that many of the tulips in Ottawa come from Holland. I have a photo about this.
Congratulations for your 900 posts, and I wish you prompt recovery.
Kind regards to you and your wife,
argycon (2769) 2009-04-30 4:09
Amazing spring colors!!! Nice diagonal capture with a great prespective! Beautiful composition!
s_lush (16602) 2009-04-30 5:17
Congratulations on your 900th photo! It is very successful and exceptionally colorful. I wonder how so beautiful flowers can grow on the soil which does not seem to be so beautiful.
Welcome back after the accident!
anokutan (15097) 2009-04-30 6:56
Amazing colours cover large areas, and the blue sky is the spice over the fields.Regards.
jmdias (69340) 2009-04-30 7:34
it is a pity the ancient romans hadn't this view to see. Perfect image to show this amazing amount of colors. perfect framing and diagonals. well done
Vasa (515) 2009-04-30 7:40
Master piece like usual, John friend. Irresistible combination of red and yellow. All compliments and friendship,
ymrk (15085) 2009-04-30 11:34
What a splendid depth of view with perfect sharpness have a that tulips...I love this!
Have a great week,John.Friendly greetings,
parbo (11092) 2009-04-30 15:45
Congratulations for your first nine hundredth of another beautiful posts on TrekEarth, its really a meaningful milestone and I'm sorry for my late visit because I was absent till the day before yesterday due to heavy office process for my archive.
I liked your diagonal point of view while using splendid depth created by tulip lines. There is amazing contrasts between colorful tulips. Your skillful ratio between sky and ground is excellent. Congratulations.
I'm glad you started again shooting. Take care.
jemaflor (103749) 2009-05-01 2:39
Very lovely pov with a great depth formed by these lines, beautiful and strong colors, pleasant to see, well taken.
mkamionka (40183) 2009-05-01 6:20
I am sorry about your accident.
The photo is very Duch without a doubt.
Colors are fantastic.
I like the diagonal composition.
You managed to catch an unspoiled lanscape.
orme (7219) 2009-05-01 7:01
Congratulations on your 900th photograph.
The fantastic colours really made it jumps off the screen in the thumbnail gallery.
But your detailed historical note adds another whole dimension to this scene.
Very well framed, with an excellent perspective along the 'trench'.
sacimar (29067) 2009-05-01 10:24
beautiful picture, the intense colours are fantastic, good composition with an interesting perspective, good job, Congratulations for your 900th post!
lucasgalodoido (23651) 2009-05-01 11:10
impressive the lenght of these tulip field, and the colors are great too. Congratulations for your 900th photo in TE. Very nice your portfolio here.
serp2000 (45970) 2009-05-01 11:23
This is a celebration for eyes! Superb! Great composition, excellent colours! My congratulations on your 900th photo here!
Shampagne to all! ;))
Have a nice weekend!
bracasha75 (24591) 2009-05-01 12:56
The colors is wonderful and you have all my best compliments for you amaizing work
Thanks for sharing
buscape (6219) 2009-05-01 13:58
congratulations to your 900th picture on TE. Wonderful diagonal lines of these colorful tulip fields. Great POV and amazing color contrasts. Really an outstanding composition. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Cretense (68703) 2009-05-02 2:03
Excellent nature photography, your well known diagonal perspective and perfect light managment, as always! The colours are really blinding! congratulations!
dip (23892) 2009-05-02 2:07
congratulation to your 900th post!
wonderful image,great perspective and amazing vivid colors,
yedirenk (11244) 2009-05-02 2:15
Hi Dear John,
first!congratulations for your 900th pictures in T.E.
what a wonderful scene.like a dream.incredible depth with superb tulip fields.great colours under the beautiful blue sky.excellent POV with impressive point of view.also nice clarity.very special choice for 900th pictures.well done.TFS
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2009-05-02 6:59
Congrulations to your 900th
not bad.I´m far away from this number of uploads
I really like the depth and the good contrast
banaei_nikon (777) 2009-05-02 7:28
Wonderful colours and diagonal lines, dear John !
I like a lot your perspective and the layers of colours
Beautiful field of tulips as usual
Have a nice week
ElAprendiz (30) 2009-05-02 10:09
Dear John, I read your introduction I know your bike accident. I hope in heart, you've been able to recover soon.
Meanwhile I congratulate you for your photo 900. Are many and it is indeed difficult to meet everybody, but always interesting to see your beautiful gallery.
I think you are someone with more involvement TE photo.
This realization has some beautiful colors and a high end graphics. The linear forms on the horizon, balancing the composition and depth of field. Greetings from Colombia for you and your family significant.
UlfE (14641) 2009-05-02 11:45
Congratualtions on your 900th post. A really impresssive number in particular taking account the always very high standard of your pictures. Superb colours and excellent perspective. The diagonal lines certainly adds dynamics here. TFS and have nice weekend!
Nicou (152204) 2009-05-03 0:26
quelle image, ces lignées de tulipes sont merveilleuse avec ce ciel, ce bleu rouge, grandioe image.
Bravo et amitié
jafadabret (56501) 2009-05-03 0:58
Félicitations pour cette 900th qui se trouve ta première après l'accident. Il y a le symbole du printemps avec l'explosion des couleurs des champs de tulipes.
lousat (98389) 2009-05-03 1:55
Hi John,i see a lot of yellows colza's fields in these days on TE (mine too.ehehe) but a beuatiful perspective whit the red tulips is really a great and rare spectacle.You're lucky to live there!! And a great photographer to capture perfectly this incredible spectacle.My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO
batalay (40523) 2009-05-03 7:42
Hello Dear John,
Congratulations on your 900th post. This stunning image of red tulips, highlighted by a band of yellow, is sensational. And I see that it is a recent photo, which means that you are getting out. You are definitely on the mend, a wonderful bit of news.
zanzi (13690) 2009-05-03 8:57
Great colors and perspective.
900th... you are kidding?
All the best for the next 100th...
Herquin (7789) 2009-05-03 10:47
au départ , j'ai cru a une photo sur le Keukenhof et puis je découvre agréablement Aardenburg. Belle composition florale joliment colorée .
Bravo pour ta 900th.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-05-03 20:27
Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing sea of color - can only happen at the peak of tulip season! Your shot is perfect and the perspective and sharpness spot on. Great work and TFs. Gerald
bostankorkulugu (42498) 2009-05-03 20:43
so you celebrate your 900th with tulips and a bit of your own shadow!>:)))...
lovely shot with the vivid colours... keep going john, there is still 1000 to come;)...
all the best
vinicio (23423) 2009-05-04 4:24
You live in a beautiful country John. Beautiful and pleasant landscape of this tulip's field, compliments. And compliments and wishes for the event of your 900th, again "few" steps in order to arrive to the four digit :)
Have a nice week
JCG (35129) 2009-05-04 11:44
900 photos ça commence à compter !!! Et que de mieux pour marquer cette étape qu'une perspective comme tu sais nous les faire. Très joli et coloré point de vue sur ces merveilleux champs de tulipes. La profondeur est superbe. Très belle photo, merci John et bravo pour cette première sortie après ton accident.
Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne soirée,
guytoc (3614) 2009-05-04 13:16
Gelukkige verjaardag voor uw 900ste foto!
Ik merk met veel plezier en verlichting dat u weer jacht op mooie plaatsen kan maken. En daar genieten we onmiddelijk van met dit fantastische gekleurde tulpenveld! Het is altijd bijzonder aangenaam een tijdje op uw foto's door te brengen. Gaat u maar verder met uw betere gezondheid!
Hartelijke groeten uit Florennes.
giorgimer (34967) 2009-05-05 9:25
great view, spectacular colors and perspective.
Very well done!
Juntas (7960) 2009-05-06 8:51
Hi John. Wonderful colors in this nice shot. Red Green Blue and YEllow in a perfect combination. Very nice work. BEst regards. Paulo
Didi (60590) 2009-05-06 10:25
J'avais oublié cette belle 900ème
Joli tapis de fleurs avec une manifique perspective.
Vivement la 1000ème.
mumek (20202) 2009-05-07 3:15
Good morning John!
Very well composed and taken scenery. Beautiful view at the colorful carpet of the tulips. Superb colours and lovely contrast between blue sky and the fields. My compliments
adramad (50038) 2009-05-08 8:07
That explosion of colors red, yellow and blue, bellisima perspective marking the line of the horizon and the diagonals that form the ruts of tulips. I really Like it!
TFS. Best regards.
stego (24132) 2009-05-08 20:34
I am sorry for being late congratulating you for your 900th post. You are 500(!) ahead of me. :-) The most amazing is that in your case quality matches quantity. The visual impact of that red carpet with a yellow stripe made of tulips is a real delight to the eyes. Beautiful vivid colours, great light, great clarity, great sense of depth!
I hope that you are able to use your bike again already.
bibiweb (8) 2009-05-09 7:44
900th photo... that's quite a milestone (twice as much as me) !
Congratulations and thanks for posting such a colorful view on this occasion. I've seen so many view of spring time tulips in Holland that this is definitely something I want to see one day... but unfortunately it will not be this year.
Looks like you should clean your sensor soon, I can see many small dark spots in the sky.
Have a nice Sunday.
faubry (35447) 2009-05-09 13:16
quelles belles couleurs, magnifique composition avec toutes ces tulipes qui contrastent avec le ciel bleu
tabora (0) 2009-05-10 8:55
Superbes ces rivierres de fleurs qui convergent vers le même point de fuite,une magnifique profondeur.
Très belle prise.
h2nl (314) 2009-05-11 14:10
Nice Dutch landscape with lines converging to the horizon. A lot of light in this photo, maybe use some under exposure to enhance the contrast.
raszid62 (18515) 2009-05-12 10:13
The tulips' field this the true masterpieces of nature.
This red is amazing
tober (8797) 2009-05-12 12:52
Hello John, that's a wonderful choice for your 900th post with elegant tulips with vibrant colours. What I like most is the yellow diagonal strip extending at the background. A fabulous work from you as usual. Best regards, Tolga
cobra112 (15589) 2009-05-15 11:25
Hi John. Great lightning ad coloured perspective. My best complimentes for your900th and TFS.
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-05-17 7:08
John, firstly congratulations on your 900th photo, that is a huge amount of work, even if it is a labor of love. Shot is great of course, colors are awesome and the composition is pleasing in all ways. Great capture.
Angshu (56760) 2009-05-17 21:11
Superb perspective of the tulips, merging into the point, right of the trees, with wonderful colour combination of red & yellow, combining with the blue sky & the green trees & we have a fine representation of the 4 colours here. Excellent work!
fayeulle (27827) 2009-05-18 3:17
Superb shot of coloured flower typical from Holland at spring
xuaxo (6854) 2009-05-19 9:14
Very good typical view of the tulip fields.
Congratulations for your 900th post.
(I had also a bike accident.)
InasiaJones (31566) 2009-05-24 4:52
This is dedication; I don't think I have this amount in my whole personal collection...
These flamboyant tulips create a strong perspective. I like the fact that you have put the leading point out of the center.
Hellas (7017) 2009-05-29 21:14
let me add again that this post is in the spirit of wonderful colours and perspective as always by you!
I hope you are fine again and share with us beautiful photographs.
This one is very well exposed in light and detailed.
Have a nice Pentecost weekend, too!
Giedra70 (963) 2009-05-30 23:10
Beautiful shot with Tulips.
Thank you for very interestig note.
MLINES (12516) 2009-06-01 14:34
Hi John, A wonderful sharp and colourful field of one of the best of all flowers, these red tulips. Your use of tripod always pays dividends. Good split between land and sky. TFS. Murray.
anesugur (18789) 2009-06-13 14:53
Very good POV, nice colors and sharpness.
Very well seen and done.
Thanks and best wishes. Uğur
jmcl (14535) 2009-06-21 13:35
Congratulation on the 900 images!
I hope this note finds you and yours well.
The combination of striking color and dimension is wonderful .. it leaps off my screen even as a thumbnail ... great lines .. well chosen point of view .. very nice.
Silversnow (2319) 2009-06-23 18:33
Hey! Congratulations for the milestone!
Only 100 to go to the big round 1k then :D
Great idea to choose this intriguing composition of tulips, the vivid colors & simple setting are poetic and inspiring.
Paul57 (2217) 2009-06-30 13:14
I couldn't resist commenting on this photo because it reminds me of the annual tulip festival we have in our national capital, Ottawa, Canada.
Amazing colours and a very good POV. A nice blue sky helps create even more contrast. TFS.
speedymanu (3701) 2009-07-07 9:29
a very vivid and graphic composition.
dumbo (4541) 2009-07-08 2:19
This is an excellent photo with full of colors and spring mood. I like the lines of red and yellow tulips and that beautiful blue sky.
Urs (14082) 2009-07-12 5:07
What would be the Netherlands without tulips? It is part of your country and I like them since my childhood. Naturally here in Asia I do not often see them, here we have more orchids. The small path between the red tulip fields boost DOF tremendously while the yellow tulip stripe improve the appeal of your picture. Not to be forgotten the great contrast between the read and the blue of the sky. A perfect picture - well done.
Have a nice Sunday
arghya001 (324) 2009-07-14 1:10
Great Colour and Lines, Good Composition.
BilboCA (734) 2009-07-20 13:57
On your "featured photos" area in TE, this image comes up adjacent to "Winter in Flanders J-X" (posted 11 Jan 09). I make this note because of the strong compositional similarities I see in the two photos. These are mainly in your use of a strong vanishing point construction, with the lines created by the management on the ground of nature by humankind. Also, you have in each case positioned the vanishing point in the same location: middle of the frame vertically and near the right edge.
In both of these photos, the construction works wonderfully.
Of course, there are many other nice elements in this photo as in your wintertime one. The colors are outstanding. I especially admire your rendering of red, something I find difficult to capture well. (Do you have a secret that you can share?)
I notice two small distracting details: (a) the photographer's shadow (?) in the lower right of the frame; (b) the sky has some dark spots scattered about (source unclear). These are minor matters for an otherwise superb shot.
Anyway, another great photo! Congratulations!
TekAli (1361) 2009-07-29 7:26
Yellow and red you see in a galatasaray comes to my mind thanks.
Hanssie (10886) 2009-07-31 2:11
Mooi perspectief in deze foto van "mijn achtertuin"....
RPoole5552 (1812) 2009-08-09 5:53
Beautiful hues with good detail. Just the right amount of sky.
My parent's visited here when my dad was an American serviceman stationed in Europe in the 50's. I remember his photos from that visit showing the beautiful long tulip rows such as the one in your photo. That must be an amazing sight to see. Thanks for sharing.
francio64 (39888) 2009-09-23 12:17
arrivo in ritardo per complimentarmi con te, sia per il traguardo "900 foto sono tante", sia per la bellezza di questa in particolare.
Eccellente il contrasto cromatico tra il rosso dei papaveri e la striscia di fiori gialli che crea anche una bella diagonale.
La diagonale ottenuta dal solco sul terreno, consente invece di avere un ottimo DOF.
edge (7409) 2009-11-05 17:50
Hello John, Looks like you have had plenty of criiques of this wonderful shot, so I won't belabor you with lots of comments. Suffice to say it is beautiful shot and the color of the tulips is magnificent. Somewhere in my portfolio, I have a similar picture of marigolds in California. You live in a beautiful area of the world. Unfortunately the last time I was in Belgium was in Brussels to the Worlds Fair. I believe that was in 1958. I will look forward to seeing some of your most current shots. Regards, Roger
fadingstar78 (420) 2009-11-23 9:20
What an outstanding picture. The color is too bright to be natural but it works so incredibly well. Instant favourite!
fabianoleite (11971) 2009-12-12 4:08
This red carpet of flowers and the yellow line form a great combination. The sky is also wonderful! Congratulations on the excellent work!
Alegiarn (111) 2010-01-08 8:17
Great photo, with a good contrast and great colours. I like it!
jaywalker (16105) 2010-01-23 1:11
Hi John, What a glorious sight these beds of red & yellow Tulips make, I like the depth created by the break in the flowers running into the picture, the light is very good indeed & this is assisted nicely by the wonderful blue sky, a very plesant picture, kind regards Wilson.
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-02-17 11:27
amazing red,flowers perspective.
And this yellow strip along.
Fantastic blue sky with birds and "wall" green trees
complete this extra image.
Best regards Tomas
mkgoyal2004 (837) 2010-07-05 17:31
Fields of Tulip is always awesome, but capturing interestingly is an art and you have showed it in this photo. You have used empty space line very well. Well done. Superb photo. Congrats.
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-10-02 8:02
This is another outstanding shot from you...stunning colors and beautiful composition to lead onward through the frame. The sky complements the red tulips perfectly. TFS!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-02-07 8:36
What a pleasure to go through your gallery. Beautiful tulips, nice blue sky as a color contrast and sharp image.
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-02-15 12:03
Wonderful mix of colours. Very good realization!
jadesgran (5431) 2011-02-24 11:52
Thankyou for your kind comments on my Stained Glass Window.
I like the bright colours in this tulip field, and the way the rows are pointing horizontally across the frame.A tonic on a dreary Winter day.T.F.S.
Kind Regards Gladys
maloutim (9761) 2011-03-12 4:39
Good day John,
Thank you for this magnificent view so typical of the Netherlands. The colours are stunning and the graphic composition is great ! So many tulips going towards the infinite.
Just a pity about the sky that seems to be a little dirty, although the eye is more attracted by the field.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-04-04 22:12
Mooie standpunt ingenomen, door de
diagonale lijnen is er extra veel
Ook de verdeling van de foto is
heel verzorgd, dat versterkt nog
eens de diepte.
De belichting is ook heel goed
dat zorgt ervoor dat elke detail
goed te zien is en zorgt ook voor
de mooie kleuren.
Twee kleine verbeterpuntjes:
pas op dat uw schaduw er niet
opstaat en haal de stofdeeltje
die in de lucht te zien is weg,
dan is de foto geheel perfect.
Mijn laatste foto was genomen
met een hele kleine diafragma,
idem vanuit een statief (en
ik gebruik altijd een
Op fotopapier is de foto ragscherp,
misschien is er wat scherpte
afgenomen toen ik de bestand
moest verkleinen (van ruim
16MB in jpeg nu naar ca. 200KB)
blagov58 (291) 2011-07-27 15:15
There is a great spirit in this photo, great feeling, which is coming from colours and lines.
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-17 11:43
Hello John, beautiful landscape with flowers and yellow and red flowers in a diagonal trapezoid that give dynamism to the whole 'picture very well managed and developed .Nice green vegetation, which is interposed between the lawn and the sky. Great job ... compliments
Greetings and best wishes for a good evening ... Marino
carlo62 (55852) 2012-01-30 10:50
cosa dire che non è ancora stato detto?
Niente, solo bellissima foto.
Morteza_E (879) 2012-02-10 20:45
Picture of a very interesting and beautiful. Good exposure. A good combination
mohammad_H (10126) 2012-02-19 8:24
Red and yellow flower farm, flowers arranged and classified staff for the beautiful light blue sky and clouds with very nice views out to the scene
I hope your happy life
pajaran (66424) 2012-02-25 3:31
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Srecan jubilej 900. fotografija na TE.
Dobar tekst o mestu sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lepo mesto, pogled na lale i ptice na plavom nebu ...
Dobar snimka i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend.
Recan 900e verjaardag fotgrafija de TE.
Goed artikel over de plaats van de opgegeven gegevens en de geschiedenis ...
Mooie plek, kijk naar de tulpen en de vogels in de blauwe hemel ...
Goed schot en perspectief, mooie kleuren.
Goed werk en samenstelling.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Een mooie dag verder van rust, het allerbeste voor het weekend.
Good day, sir.
Recan 900th anniversary fotgrafija the TE.
Good article on the place of the given data and history ...
Nice place, look at the tulips and birds in the blue sky ...
Good shot and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day of rest, all the best for the weekend.
thebest (4276) 2012-03-22 11:07
What a wonderful photograph of the red tulips with the amazing band of yellow tulips against the magnificent blue sky.
Excellent image - its truly wonderful!!!
VarthDader (395) 2012-07-13 11:47
Netherlands is known for its tulips and this could be used as a cover picture of a Netherlands tourism brochure!
I love the colours and the straight lines. A very bright, and happy picture.
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2012-10-01 8:43
Stunning lines and colours here, the contrast between red and blue is wonderful, not to mention the fantastic strip of yellow. beautiful capture.
All the best
RegisMinot (1543) 2012-10-06 1:06
Red and blue. Beautiful colours, nice perspective and depth of field making everything sharp.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-11-27 15:37
As far as the eye can see there is red and yellow tulips from a very famous for its tulip plantations area in Holland!Very attractive shot, the depth and light are amazing!I can almost see myself walking thourgh the little walk path!A great shot full of color and light!May your days are always filled with color and light!Eleni
irek1 (861) 2013-02-13 3:47
Hello John, You have a lot of great photos on your TE, but this one is one of my favourites. Red&yellow strips of tulips are contrasting with green tints of trees and saturated blue tone of the sky. Very good perspective. Your picture is so cheerful. I like it so much. Friendly regards. Irek
kato (11630) 2013-04-20 7:23
You're capturing well this place by a good angle, a good perspective and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tulip field with red and yellow. It is a grand tulip field. The whole is balanced and harmonized beautifully by bright color combination of tulip, green tree and blue sky.
Indrasish (2943) 2013-07-08 20:17
great shot of this Tulip's field.. Nice composition with this Foreground and background.. Superb image quality too.. It looks like red and yellow carpet.. Great job..
Have a nice day and wish you all the best,
Miguel82 (27752) 2013-08-28 9:47
One of your most successful shot John, the light and the red colors are splendid, good pov, magnificent tulips fields of Zeeland
ourania (51103) 2014-05-09 13:57
the same theme as in your most recent post but treated and presented in a much different way. The result is equally interesting, although here the graphism and the vibrant colours are exaggerated in a bold and stunning manner. I like how the main perspective has been placed in the frame, how the shadows exalt the textures and how the colours seem about to explode. All these features combined have given a very attractive result. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
fritzi007 (12518) 2014-06-07 16:47
wirklich schöne Farbbahnen, sehr gut gemacht!
mcmtanyel (29806) 2014-12-16 20:47
The tulips are red and yellow, maybe the farmer was a Galatasaray fan, do you think?
dusanrotary (54) 2014-12-17 14:06
Veoma lepa fotografija!
Pozdrav iz Srbije!
unclehotshot (4002) 2015-07-09 10:33
The # 900 is very nice,especially color wise. It's a painting with the primary colors red, yellow and blue. And a bit of the secondary color green. A simple , crisp composition that could only be realized in Belgium or Holland. Great scene, John
Karolina999 (0) 2015-07-28 1:52
amazing flowers, amazing fields of red tulips, nice landscape, amazing colors, fine white frame, splendid image.
Thanx for sharing.
abmdsudi (58336) 2016-02-29 16:27
A. beautiful sea of vivid red tulips combined with a glorious day's sunshine and so superbly set off to blue sky. To keep it fresh is a moment to treasure bringing lots of joy!! Delightful, Congrats.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (161079)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite pictures, More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), My best of 2009 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-26 22:59
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