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These winter picture middle of summer perhaps good for people that the warmest day of the year can cool down.
I took these picture 2009 January 9 in the Netherlands, Sluis in Zeeland.
During a long period of strong frost, a very misty morning.
I stood above on the bridge for these picture, the different skaters gave a signal as thanks for the picture.
I have cropped this image to a "carper" format almost square
Thanks for viewing.
Canon EOS 5D
EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
4368 x 2912
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hdl (7035) 2009-08-18 4:43
Prachtig beeld van de vaart. Eerst even proberen of het ijs wel stevig genoeg is moet die mens daar rechts denken. Het is een heel mooi sfeerbeeld met die lichte mist erbij. Weinig volk ook als je ziet hoeveel er op zaten. Ik vermoed dat dit was toen het nog niet was vrijgegeven. Merci voor dit fris cadeautje; morgen zeggen ze dat het de warmste dag van het jaar wordt.
pierrefonds (71167) 2009-08-18 4:49
A nice way to cool off a hot summer day. The presence of the skaters has an effect of scale. The frost on the trees and on the vegetation is an asset to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes to infinity which is giving depth and perspective to the photo. The reflection of the light on the ice is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
smarcell (19965) 2009-08-18 4:50
Just to remind that after summer, there is winter !
A fantastic atmosphere anyway. Ilike the two rows of trees
jplebrun (21208) 2009-08-18 4:51
photo très rafraichissante de cette immense patinoire naturelle formée par ce canal
snunney (106601) 2009-08-18 5:03
A well composed image very evocative of a cold winter's day. The square format works perfect to focus on the long perspective down the frozen canal with the repeating motifs of the trees disappearing into the mist. Excellent photo work. Thanks for sharing.
kaud (1840) 2009-08-18 5:10
Nice wide shot, yet compact and endless.
ktanska (29287) 2009-08-18 5:27
It must be a special experience to skate or even walk on a frozen canal as it doesn't happen so often nowadays. Strong perspective. All the signs left to ice by skaters add interest. And frost makes this nicely luminous.
amazon (12112) 2009-08-18 5:39
very impressive aesthetic and perspective in photographs, this site I learned a lot from each square to the post, thank you john,
best regards from istanbul,
eev99 (1264) 2009-08-18 5:45
Good timing for this shot John as it is stiflingly hot here today.
Great POV and composition. I particularly like the frosty tree line.
daddo (27946) 2009-08-18 5:47
John, this is a wonderful shot. The depth is impressive -everything reaching towards the vanishing point. The snow has created a world of silver filigree. I like how the humans look dwarfed by the landscape. Regards. Klaudio.
Didi (60590) 2009-08-18 6:40
Intéressant retour à l'hiver, la composition gelée donne une sensation de fraîcheur face au temps chaud que l'on subit en ce moment
Très bonne perspective qui donne une jolie profondeur d'image.
vasilpro (41661) 2009-08-18 7:13
Amazing winter photo with great DOF and lovely icy colors, a beautiful composition to cool down the high summer temperatures.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
Buin (42506) 2009-08-18 7:24
Thank you so much for this refreshing photo! Here we have 31°C and looking at your picture really is refreshing ... ;-)) Winter also can be great!
A wonderful scenery!
Greetings from very summerly Germany!
erhan1958 (15769) 2009-08-18 8:22
A very pleasant shot with calm atmosphere.
I like this photo very much.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-08-18 11:31
Goed avond John,
Une superbe image hivernale dans le "pays plat" . Les arbres joliment couverts de givre créen un etrès belle perspective. Une image pleine de vie avec les patineurs. Une image "à la Carper" du pays de Carper.
holmertz (59194) 2009-08-18 12:01
Not that I really like to be reminded of winter, but this is a very fine shot anyway. A terrific, diagonal perspective with great depth, the canal lost in the distant haze. It was taken on one of those winter days when the world seems to be in black and white, which enhances the few available colours so much more.
rigoletto (34279) 2009-08-18 12:05
You had already been the master of those canals, and by the time, you studied on people photography. And now you combine those two powerful elements, and get a very very beautiful result. Indeed, when you add those tiny figures, your photo become much more beautiful for my taste. And maybe this is because i love Bruegel, and now your photo is very close to a Bruegel painting. Salutes to you, Flemish people... :)
Philippe (11836) 2009-08-18 12:20
Dag, John. Een heel mooie wintersfeer in dit beeld. De bomen aan beide kanten van het kanaal creëren een zeer mooi perspectief en de schaatsers brengen wat contrast in het beeld. Zeer geslaagd en verfrissend.
Prettige avond verder,
cbrman (21675) 2009-08-18 12:25
Une vue pleine de fraicheur dans cette journée pleine de chaleur ! Une perspective gelée du plus bel effet !
Superbe décor givré bien mis en scène avec ces personnes qui lui donnent de la couleur !
Bien vu !
delkoo (68) 2009-08-18 13:14
welcome to the freshness from this winter shot!!
today we got almost 40 degrees.
I like the atmosphere as well as the perspective done by trees.
mortijo (12828) 2009-08-18 13:32
Behoefte aan koelte John ??? Dit is weer een van je betere, bijna zwart wit en met een prachtig perspectief en diepte. Eeen klasse voorbeeld.
lousat (97645) 2009-08-18 13:58
Salut John,sans doute celles-ci sont tes photos les plus belles....et je les aimes beaucoup..il n'y a pas beacoup de photographs qui savent capturer des perspective comme ca....toi es un! Mes compliments,simplement magnifique! Bon Mercredi,LUCIANO
saxo042 (37966) 2009-08-18 14:04
Winter seems to be far away, but in a few months... This is a nice reminder of times to come, a perfect composition with the strong perspective and, hopefully, strong ice!
jwmunro (286) 2009-08-18 16:05
Impressive to say the least. I read somewhere that the canals rarely freeze over so you can sky on them but you have shown that statement to be wrong. I see this is a color image, at first look I took it to be a B&W. Did you consider a B&W as it sure looks like it could work. I think a B&W would have a timeless feel to it. Well done! I like this a lot.
Thank you for sharing.
belido (19934) 2009-08-18 16:35
I think I know this place. Here you come with such an attractive winter version. Love the infinite perspective and the inclusion of the people for the sice reference. Well done!
Alco (7537) 2009-08-18 17:45
Refreshing picture at this moment of the summer.Today the temperature was over 30oC in Quebec City (much humidity).
gneufeld (15890) 2009-08-18 18:43
I love your winter shots like this one. Great square format and the ice skating adds a wonderful human touch to this very wintery shot. Great work and thanks for sharing this one in mid summer - one can almost feel the brisk air? Gerald
dvlazar (6662) 2009-08-18 20:32
Beautiful shot - i love the endless frozen stream and the trees lining it. A great location!
Graal (103038) 2009-08-18 23:46
fine remind of winter season, good idea on the warm summer. I like the perspective and a bit misty atmosphere. An interesting reportage about the skating.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-08-19 0:51
Hello John! Wonderful winter landscape with brave skaters. Nice scene. Very good lightness and brightness, ideal contrast. Perfect POV and composition. Original shot. Well done!
Amaz (11475) 2009-08-19 1:20
What we get here, John??
A attack of winter in full August??
Good and fresh (or maybe refreshing) idea!!
Wonderful perspective and amazing focus, here.
Very well done!!!
sevy (58) 2009-08-19 2:29
First I was thinking it was a Casper photo before seeing your name. Perhaps the best compliment I can do on this photo welcome in this very hot days in Grenoble.
As usual from your side, a photo very well managed with a good exposure and a composition using very well the channel to provide a deepness effect.
Nicou (151132) 2009-08-19 3:59
fantastique image ce nala gelé, quelle fraîcheur par ce chaleur, avec la brume, ces personnage coloés, le roseaux givrés, de toute beauté, une merveille.
bravo et amitié
siolaw (38294) 2009-08-19 4:37
This is a cooling view... I am in a very hot country and that is like having AC! Great perspective and luminosity here, the sketers are a bonus for that scene...
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-08-19 5:43
Ola John ,
Linda foto de inverno as cores estão magnificas estes tons de prata do gelo , gostei muito dos patinadores no meio do canal , bom ponto de visão em diagonal , boa profundidade de foto ,
Um abraço Gonçalo
giorgimer (34965) 2009-08-19 6:59
it's easy to recognize with no doubts one of your shots by watcheng these endless channels views, here I like a lot the soft haze hiding the end of perspective.
Very well done!
xuaxo (6854) 2009-08-19 8:41
Very nice view of winter, for these hot days of summer :-)
The "carper" format goes very well here.
Interesting that it is almost black-and-white.
anokutan (15097) 2009-08-19 9:14
Very impressive aesthetic and perspective in photographs, this site I learned a lot from each square to the post.
ciakgiak (30433) 2009-08-19 9:35
thanks a lot for this cool image, In Sicily is very hot at this moment.
I like the perspective and the soft hues, and the superb quality of your shot.
josepmarin (58359) 2009-08-19 9:40
This winter scene is extremely refreshing in these days of hard heat. Is very agreeable to look at these skaters on the frozen canal in an atmosphere that transmits a great sensation of cold, while we suffer 33ºC in Barcelona.
Thank you for sharing it.
ahmetgedikli (25609) 2009-08-19 10:00
Excellent daily life shot! Superb perspective, colors and good composition... Well done.
cobra112 (15589) 2009-08-19 12:12
Exciting and dephting cold perspective. Very good compo. Well done John.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-08-19 12:17
Not a sunny image but you get highlights from the frost and these frozen canals are always an amazing view
Have a nice day, groeten JY
paololg (31448) 2009-08-19 13:03
Ciao dear John,
today, in my city there were 38° for which this beautiful photo give me a lot of pleasure! Marvelous management of the light and the white with an excellent depth of field. Compliments!
Ciao, have a fresh day! :-)
TekAli (1361) 2009-08-19 13:40
Merhaba jhm son derece güzel bir fotograf çekmişsiniz elinize sağlık.ALİ
Hello, you've taken a photograph jhm extremely beautiful thank.ALİ
polpo56 (15144) 2009-08-19 14:50
I like very much the photos like this, almost monochrome, because the basis for realizing there is always a good idea.
lctan (1061) 2009-08-19 16:07
Beautiful picture of the entire ice scene. i like the colours of the people against the almost black, grey and white environment. captures the entire mood of the place very well. tfs
gunbud (34066) 2009-08-19 18:13
The last four days have been the hottest of our summer so this is a nice bit of winter relief to cool us off.
Love the frosty depth as we move down the long straight canal that is so beautifully linned by the ice encrusted line of trees.
carper (96) 2009-08-19 23:41
pracht foto, hier houden de mensen van. een Maenhout classic met carper invloed. pracht winter sfeer. Mooie plaat vriend.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-08-19 23:45
could you send us some of this ice? Today the temparature here in Frankfort will go up to 36C degrees.
jemaflor (103135) 2009-08-20 3:24
Well composed with people and good perspective effect with these lines, pleasant to see during an hot summer day ...
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-08-20 3:25
I am ready John, lets get back to the cold I love winter. This is a great and classic shot, perfect use of the lines I think. Great work.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-08-20 6:38
Merci pour ce geste délicat, je l'apprécie d'autant plus que c'est aujourd'hui le jour le plus chaud dans notre région. J'aime cette perspective du canal gelé et des arbres givrés. Les patineurs semblent bien s'amuser.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2009-08-20 7:26
One can say that this image surprises under the heat wave of Montpellier, in this moment. It is a little freshness which one cannot refuse. Excellent image of the cold landscape and the courageous and proud skaters. Congratulations.
Have a nice day.
jmdias (68719) 2009-08-20 7:46
another marvelou view of this frozen channel. I liked the way you fframed things and the personages nicely put inside the scenery. even the dark light and the greyish mood are fabulous. well done
adramad (49584) 2009-08-20 8:08
The wonderful one, sight that in these days in which we are suffering so much heat, us brings a breath of freshness. Out of poems really it is a very good, great perspective with a great depth of fund, the haze, almost lack of color, everything there creates a very beautiful, almost unreal atmosphere cordial Regards.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-08-20 9:55
i like depth
i like diagonal lines
color and presentation too
Waylim (25436) 2009-08-20 10:19
It is so refreshing to see this shot in the hot summer day. I do wish I can see this canal in the winter flozen like this. Something that not many tourist see but the local like you. This is fantastic with or without the people. Great work, my complements.
Selmik (3625) 2009-08-20 12:47
beautiful winter scenery with long and deep perspective,covered with slight frosty fog.
Right time for me to look at it as we entered into quite hot weather here in Calgary +30 and above.
tedesse (25135) 2009-08-20 14:01
Wonderful winter view!
Excellent POV and composition.
berek (50508) 2009-08-20 22:25
beautiful cold atmosphere here. great perspective and very good white colour control miss winter.
raszid62 (18515) 2009-08-20 22:49
The skaters on covered ice the channel I, saw once somewhere, such scene on one of the Dutch the painter's masters' old paintings.
Beautiful picture and impeccable technically.
Vasa (515) 2009-08-21 4:35
Frozen moment offered in so hot August. The picture on the level of the famous Flemish painters! Bravo, friend!
alibasarir (15580) 2009-08-21 7:24
özellikle ağaçların arka plana doğru uzanışının yarattığı derinlik müthiş güzel.harika bir bakış açısı olmuş.buz tutan göl ile üzerindeki insanlar nefis görünüyor.ayrıca netliği,ışığı ve keskin detaylarıda mükemmel elinize sağlık.
sacimar (28745) 2009-08-21 11:53
wow, excellent picture! I like it very much, the perspective is great and the presence of the people is a bonus on the frozen surface... good image for this hot days....
Have a good weekend!
Fis2 (106484) 2009-08-21 13:41
Yoyr photo has climate.
Good frame and perspective.
Very impressive colours.
Have a nice weekend.
xavshot (69835) 2009-08-21 13:59
l'image est splendide. Les teintes sont extras et le format à la carper fonctionne bien. Belle photo.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-08-22 0:54
Your classic POV and composition. This time in forzen winter.
As usual very beautiful
have a nice weekend
paura (47186) 2009-08-22 4:09
Uma beleza essa fotografia, tomada de um excelente ponto e com composição impecável. Lindo trabalho.
danyy (0) 2009-08-22 14:47
la canicule que nous connaissons aintenant nous fait apprécier la froideur de ces photos qui raffraichissement au maximum.
Une belle image fuyante, rendant ce canal gelé encore bien plus long.
Une parfaite capture de ces lumières brumeuses.
My best regards.
yedirenk (11244) 2009-08-22 15:24
Hi dear John,
an extraordinary scene from last winter.very refreshing!depth,sharpness and perspective are great..a wonderful atmosphere..superb shot.well done.TFS
jusninasirun (17527) 2009-08-23 7:27
Brilliant composition. Almost monochromatic except for the colorful clothes. Fine depth with stunning details.
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-08-23 12:49
Hi dear John
Thanks for this cool and fresh picture in the hot summer time
This is wonderful, fantastic POV, colours and sharpness
TFS and have a nice week
alvaraalto (20330) 2009-08-23 13:20
Hier sta ik toch even van te kijken. Na zo’n heerlijke zonnige zomerdag (veel zon, beetje wind, niet te heet) krijg ik toch enige koude rillingen bij deze overigens schitterende winterprent. En een winter met voldoende dik ijs op de vaarten en kanalen is ook wel weer erg aantrekkelijk.
batalay (40413) 2009-08-24 5:41
This is one of the most beautiful shots on Trekearth. The lack of color accentuates the frigid conditions. The composition and framing are perfect.
(On another point, thank you very much for the independent note, bringing me up to date on other things. The diorama you sent is beautiful. As I settle down in the next few days to routine life, I will find the diorama I mentioned. It is nowhere as good as the one you sent me.)
Longroute (19396) 2009-08-25 1:30
I had missed this one and it's really so good!
The frozen canal with the long rows of frozen trees is fine enough but the skates add dynamism to the image.
The haze makes a wonderful winter atmosphere.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-08-26 17:07
Hello John, At this time of year this picture looks like it belongs on my side of the world but I think another several months and Sluis will look like this again. I like the perspective and clarity in this winter scene with the the line of trees disappearing in the distance, the haze adds to the mood.
Ps it has the effect that you we seeking, now I am cold, I am going to turn the heating up a little. ;-)
janneman (3068) 2009-08-27 2:26
Wat een idee om midden in de zomer al weer met de winter bezig te zijn!
Als fotograaf kan dat natuurlijk heel goed.
De plaat, mooi in vierkant formaat, geeft de sfeer van de Nederlandse winter perfect weer.
Het perspectief is als altijd weer helemaal oke!!
azizbilgili (2111) 2009-08-27 6:19
Not that I really like to be reminded of winter, but this is a very fine shot anyway...
A fantastic atmosphere.
cayden (2183) 2009-08-27 15:12
Wonderfull capture, depth and color usage it is a masterwork.
dumbo (4541) 2009-08-29 4:03
Excellent winter shot! I like this composition really much with the people on the ice and those lines of trees going to the misty and mysterious remoteness. Great pastel colors and fine mood too.
Ninello52 (7576) 2009-08-30 12:06
Magnifica esecuzione! Un'altra opera d'arte! Ottima la scelta del formato quadrato, molto molto bella la tonalità cromatica, bellissima la prospettiva degli alberi innevati che si perde all'infinito! Complimenti!!
ecureuiltimide (20) 2009-09-24 2:53
Bonjour John !
Jolie photo à l'atmosphère hivernale.
branley (3681) 2009-10-12 1:59
This is lovely John and I like the 'carper crop'. It has great depth with the trees vanishing into the distance and the skaters give it a very good scale too. The whole image is enhanced by the frost on the trees but it looks sooooo cold!
sayeed_rahman (6459) 2009-10-23 9:31
This the best photo on the page John...it is really is...its funny..youve been around with the camera alot more than me...alot more than anyone else on TE..around you..read this -
its really not about you always and the equipment that you are carrying..its really about what is beyond your control..the light..the place..
If you allow me the other photos over a few pages in your gallery are average compared to this one..you set standards and you produce something like this..which stands out like the pole star...
what do u make of that..
this reminds me of a HCB frame where a old man stands wearing an overcoat with a big mustache..did he have a stick ?..the perspective was different ofcourse..
the final presentation..the elements..who ever said life in black and white is more objective...this is shades of grey and i dont have a problem with..
To shades of grey !
pajaran (65810) 2009-11-22 2:37
Dobar dan, kod nas je poceo hladan sa maglom, sada je sunce.
Pravi trenutak, lep zimski ambijent, dobra perspektiva i fotografija.
Imajte miran vikend dan, Paja.
levente (600) 2009-11-23 9:08
The icy cold tones are perfect, it's such a nice crisp winter picture. The lines of trees disappear into an imaginary point, just the right amount of mist to fade them into infinity.
Urs (14082) 2010-07-22 17:21
It's not winter I know, but this shot is fascinating, you got the skater at the very right moment. It must have been very cold that the canal was frozen. The tree set a very good contrast to the whole scene and boost DOF. Fine pastel color hues. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my dragonfly shot from Alor Star.
korbee (6619) 2010-09-12 5:00
Pfff,ik ben blij dat het nog niet zo ver is John,persoonlijk ben ik niet zon najaars en winter persoon.
Maar als het dan toch moet ,dan maar flink ijs,want dat heeft toch wel zn charmes,zoals je hier aantoont.
Prachtig zolad de bomenrijen en het kanaal het oog naar de oneindigheid leiden;]
quillo (11856) 2011-06-25 10:10
..... awesome picture ... of great depth and perspective, I really like the presence of skaters on the ice ... congratulations.
Un abrazo amigo John.
danos (103156) 2011-12-14 0:33
nice Winter shot with surface of the water canal to be frozen and the happy skaters to enjoy the event.I like the creating depth with the perspective to lead-in the eye on the far end of it.Excellent presentation as light and colour management.
Have a good day,Danos
schumanng (0) 2012-01-07 8:24
it's a charming perspective in white, I like coloured people.
boa (7685) 2013-11-03 8:58
i have said it before but it is worth to mention again, your canal photos are wonderful! I love the incredible depth in this scene, it is almost endless. Captured during winter with frost in the trees are probably the best. A good idea to include human presence, this is exactly a kind of photo i would like to take. Very well done my friend!
Have a nice Sunday.
ourania (51079) 2014-02-04 8:47
a very elegant composition in a square format. The perspectives are placed in a very intriguing way and the space they define is pleasing. I like very much the wintry textures, the patterns of the trees that repeat themselves for ever, the fog in the distance the subtle warmth of the grey tones. The people animate the scene in an interesting and delightful way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Karolina999 (0) 2015-12-04 1:28
fine skaters, fine place, superb scenery, amazing winter, beautiful landscape, good perspective, very good cut and framing.
Thanx for sharing.
mcmtanyel (29076) 2015-12-08 20:34
In addition to the excellent perspective and frosted trees, I like the colorful attire of the skaters in an almost monochrome environment.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (160077)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-08-18 4:39
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