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These picture has been taken during a bike trip to Sluis in Holland, 15 km of my home on the borders of Belgium, a wonderful summer day with a lovely blue sky.
Sluis one small city that everyday more Belgian people every day, than Dutch people for shopping day, almost a day vacation.
You can see the ramparts to the eastside of the city, a wonderful stroll area and bike area with a lot birds and a lot green.
The Ramparts of Sluis are a cultural-historical and natural as interesting terrain that surrounds the town of Sluis.
Already in the 14th century fortifications were built to the then important trading city to protect. The Spanish retook the city in 1587, but in 1604 the city was occupied by the troops of Prince Maurice. From this period the majority of the current reinforcements.
Although part of the ramparts was later excavated, most of them still intact, and the canals. There are remains of the Western Gate (or: Stone Bear), the South Gate and East Gate still present, the east gate underwent a thorough restoration in years 2010-2011.
Thanks for viewing.
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ifege (10125) 2012-11-05 22:58
A peaceful and beautiful country scene John
besnard (52057) 2012-11-05 23:00
Un joli cliché de cette belle nature qui fait plaisir à regarder quand il fait un temps maussade en novembre.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
pajaran (48507) 2012-11-05 23:03
Dobar dan, godpodine.
Kod mene dan je poceo sa suncem.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina snimka , kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepi refleksi na vodi.
Lepa priroda i trenutak sa svetlom sunca.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good day, sir.
For me, the day began with the sun.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice reflections on the water.
Beautiful nature and timing with the light of the sun.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day, all the best.
kordinator (14831) 2012-11-05 23:53
Nice text that describes your bicycle in the neighborhood, with fine historical data.
Amazing nature with nice forest and his reflection on the water.
Amazing green-blue tones.
hidibyendu (871) 2012-11-06 0:01
Very nice picture. Beautiful colors and contrast. Nice sharpness.
Good reflections in the water. Very nice POV.
My feeling is: sky has taken a bit more part of the picture.
francio64 (38264) 2012-11-06 0:06
bella immagine naturalistica, piena di luce e di bei colori.
dkmurphys (46326) 2012-11-06 0:44
Very beautiful capture along the canal. Splendid colors, well taken scene.
patshoo (952) 2012-11-06 1:29
Such a nice blue sky.Very well composition of earth and sky.I love your use of diagonal line of tree with reflact made a strong balance to the other side that make the focal point of this photo.Well control WB and very beautiful color.I also love you made a POV that use the contrast of texture between water trees and sky too.Picturesque work,TFS.
Royaldevon (26629) 2012-11-06 1:42
Good Morning John,
The light is excellent and you have used it extremely well, to reveal to us the exceptional reflections and the contrasts of light and shade. Fine dof.
I wonder how you would feel about cropping quite a lot of the sky and producing a more panoramic effect, which seems to focus more clearly on the water and reflections.
Have a lovely day,
claudeD (30503) 2012-11-06 2:16
very fine countryside picture from The Natherlands with an excellent composition and perfect colors. I like the reflectionsin the water very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
snunney (79695) 2012-11-06 2:31
The composition is well done and the lighting most attractive. Lovely natural colours and first class sharpness. The reflections are a bonus. Thanks for sharing.
lousat (72403) 2012-11-06 2:50
Salut John! Eau,ciel bleu et reflections,sont tes ingredients preferes et voila' le magnifique resultat qui sort depuis ta camera.Magnifique composition,un joli souvenir de l'ete' passee' capturee' avec la meilleure qualite'! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
tyro (18624) 2012-11-06 3:42
A very interesting note and a fine photograph! You and your bicycle and your camera certainly travel a lot - excellent for keeping fit and finding good photographs!
A beautiful picture with stunning reflections of trees and sky in the calm water. The composition is excellent, the colours vibrant but true and the exposure and sharpness perfect.
Nicou (116502) 2012-11-06 3:45
quels reflets et pureté dans les ton avec les beaux arbres en fond ces couleurs de l'automne fantastique vue et cpatage superbe compo.
Bravo et maitié
jacquest (18183) 2012-11-06 3:55
The scene is very peaceful and the reflections are beautiful to see. I like the various tones of green under this good light and the overhall mood of the image.
timecapturer (45265) 2012-11-06 5:04
beautiful mix of greens and blue which always look stunning. The tranquillity just oozes from this exquisite composition. I remember Sluis when it was just a few houses, shops and a windmill and then re-visited last year and did not recognise the place. Still has a buzz about it though. Superb shot this!
Regards - Brian.
JFS (32459) 2012-11-06 5:06
The whole image is a beauty, and the reflection is splendid. Great work John, as usual!
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-06 5:17
Hello dear friend
View is very beautiful. Light and color nicely done. With respect
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-11-06 5:49
Ola John ,
Muito bonita esta tua foto em tons de verde e azul , gostei do reflexo das árvores no rio , bonito este local com as ovelhas a pastar , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
holmertz (37137) 2012-11-06 6:54
This photo has a fantastic light and sharpness. It also depicts a beautiful scenery, still carrying the fresh green tones of summer. The peacefully grazing sheep and the mirror-like reflections increase the pleasant atmosphere of the view.
ikeharel (52383) 2012-11-06 7:19
A beautiful bright day in the country, collected well, John.
Mid-summer colors are super, view on trees along the canal is outstanding. Sheeps are a fine addition to the pasture in picture.
cornejo (28093) 2012-11-06 10:02
Hi John, very nice picture of this interesting and beautiful scenery with a spectacular sky. Very well composed and interesting image technically very well done, with crisp, deep, wonderful light and beautiful color. Excellent work my friend, my congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
ourania (26488) 2012-11-06 11:07
your composition and lighting have certainly enhanced the appeal and splendour of this lovely and peaceful natural scenery. I love the depth and brilliant colours and admire the way you preserved details and natural hues in the shadow. A very delightful picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Morteza_E (879) 2012-11-06 13:21
Registration is very nice and good lighting and excellent composition. With respect
Gigidusud (13395) 2012-11-06 13:23
Splendid landscape with nice colors,great light and beautiful reflections.Well done.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-11-06 15:05
tranquilla immagine di campagna in cui non ci sono edifici ma solo natura in tutta la sua bellezza.
Ottima la qualità e la naturalezza dei colori,
Sonata11 (33161) 2012-11-06 21:28
striking beautiful picture of nature and wonderful reflection. Fantastic composition and framing. Splendid colors, sharpness, clarity. I love it. Awesome like always. Thank you John.
All the best,
mirosu (12558) 2012-11-06 23:09
Very scenic and beautifully taken. I like the water reflections, excellent clarity and marvelous contrast against clear blue sky. Very well done.
saxo042 (36912) 2012-11-07 7:16
A very beautiful and pleasant summer view with a variety of colours. I didn´t know such a peaceful place could be found here.
Kielia (22913) 2012-11-07 8:07
this is an excellently composed impression of this characteristic landscape! You took a great advantage of this fantastic light that created such incredibly blue colors. I also like your idea of the high sky.
Didi (55065) 2012-11-07 8:50
Bonjour mon ami John
Belle vue campagnarde sous une belle luminosité estivale.
Le choix est vaste pour choisir les points de vue.
Je me permets de te suggérer à titre expérimental d'essayer de photographier avec une lumière légèrement latérale sans aller jusqu'au contre-jour.
eldancer1 (25220) 2012-11-07 9:20
Beautiful and so peaceful! Great lighting and dof with sharp details. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.
danos (83083) 2012-11-07 9:26
nice the countryside view of this section of Sluis town,with the reflections on the calm waters of the canal to makes the image even more effective.I like the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
aliabazari (11747) 2012-11-07 9:50
Een goed teken van hoe aantrekkelijk vooruitzicht. Uitstekende belichting en compositie. Mooi gedaan.
jemaflor (80774) 2012-11-07 23:15
Lovely light and colors on your shot, well managed, good pov on this watermirror, great brightness, tfs.
Graal (95393) 2012-11-07 23:42
nice summer image and view from nature. Good composition. Pleasant palette of colours. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
SWEETFREEDOM (21634) 2012-11-08 0:52
very nice countryside, good colors and reflections.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-11-08 0:56
Wonderful reminder sunny, hot and green summer. Beautiful place, water, trees, reeds, even the sheep are on the water. Wonderful warm light and colors. Superb image quality.
Noel_Byrne (20822) 2012-11-08 3:17
This is a really beautiful countryside image, the reflection being such a wonderful display of that row of trees. I love how you have allowed so much sky, it makes me feel as I am here soaking in the weather and the sunlight. Something I could do with today in a grey rainy Dublin!
All the best
Fis2 (81990) 2012-11-08 4:43
Excellent composition and frame.
I like reflection.
Beautiful colors and light.
Have a nice afternoon
jmdias (52682) 2012-11-08 5:19
marvelous colors and light. the small details like the sheeps and these precious reflections are fantastic. beautiful landscape, a special moment well registered. TFS.
ciakgiak (30405) 2012-11-08 13:13
Le tue foto, pur nell'apparente semplicità, hanno sempre quel quid in più, quella marcia in più che le colloca in uno scalino più alto, per la qualità, i colori, la luce e la sempre perfetta scelta del soggetto. Complimenti.
Un caro saluto
bukitgolfb301 (34494) 2012-11-08 19:07
Hi dear John
Another so artstic and supper imge! Greatest composition and perfect framework as usual! I everytime admire your sharp and clear image. Freash and comfrotable image indeed. Thank you for your sharing with finest work and have a good Friday!
Takero from sunny Tokyo
wolf38 (30316) 2012-11-08 22:07
Hello John. What a beautiful landscape. Very nice light and colors. Best technical quality. Well seen and presented.
josepmarin (57511) 2012-11-09 3:04
this composition is a real explosion of light and of beautiful colors.
I like all the natural elements that you have caught in this good framing, and the serene and calm atmosphere that inspires us.
It must be a magnificent place for a walk. The ramparts are hidden amidst the trees, and the reflections on the little pond are very nice.
The quality of light and of colors is fantastic, it's a beautiful photo.
Best regards, my friend,
mesutilgim (80100) 2012-11-09 3:51
Hello dear John,
Very nice capture of this beautiful countryside scenery.
Good pictorial layout, nice reflections and nice framing. Many interesting notes makes it e perfect TE entry.
TFS and have a wonderfull weekend
tedesse (25045) 2012-11-09 7:06
Beautiful, peaceful landscape showed John.
Wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, beautiful work.
Have a nice evening
TRB (13561) 2012-11-09 8:38
Colors, light, sharpness and reflections are excellent.
Great picture, great share.
fabbs99 (15719) 2012-11-09 11:07
This looks to be a peaceful place, fit for a retired life.Great sharpness to catch this excellent gift from nature.Lovely sight - wish you all the best to visit more of such kinda place.TFS.
clic (14158) 2012-11-09 12:24
Your usual quest for bucolic sceneries created one again a fabulous poster cropped and exposed with refinement to show the best of it that, unfortunately, the sheeps can't appreciate being deprived of the sense of marvel!!
Silvio1953 (115987) 2012-11-09 12:50
Ciao John, great view of lovely place, fascinating composition with fantastic reflections, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-11-09 17:06
Lovely crisp and peaceful image, John! The space you give to the clear blue sky is wonderful, as the color is quite rich. The brightness on the field is perfect, evocative of a perfect sunny day, and the ability to see the sky through the trees upon the ridge makes the shot something really special. Thanks for sharing it!
agulberk (3794) 2012-11-09 20:23
Wonderful composition of green natural environment with a beautiful calm small lake surrounded trees and grasses. Excellent presentation with superb perspective to get sense of depth and succesful light management to obtain very nice reflections ,sharpness,clarity and saturated natural colors
Have a good weekend
Tebrikler,selam ve sevgiler
siolaw (38050) 2012-11-09 21:31
It seems you miss summer already! Nice and sunny view of the area with fine general quality.
rbassin (16320) 2012-11-10 0:40
De très belles couleurs, le bleu et le vert se miroitent à l'infini.
papagolf21 (83264) 2012-11-10 1:37
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Très joli moment précieux offert par la nature, et mis en valeur par le photographe.
J'aime beaucoup le sens du cadrage réalisé à travers cette très belle composition.
Eric_vd (289) 2012-11-10 1:42
Mooie foto, goede compositie en prachtige reflectie.
De plaats straalt veel rust uit!
mohammad_H (8766) 2012-11-10 2:01
Bonjour cher ami
Très accrocheur paysage avec fond de ciel bleu,
En particulier, les moutons boivent
Eh bien vous tourner vers la nature
Bonne résolution, le contraste, la luminosité, excellente
Buin (42260) 2012-11-10 3:25
Here at once I liked these strong and vivid summerly colours - and of course this wonderful calm and peaceful atmosphere. The mirror of the moat is the cherry on the cake here. A feast for the eyes. I would like to step into your picture now ;-)
Yes, and thank you for the informative comment!
Greetings from grey, wet and foggy Siegen. November at its best ... ;-(
Have a nice weekend!
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2012-11-10 21:01
Superb natural setting. The glassy blue reflection is delightful. Nice to see the sheep drinking in the still rural air. Such a welcome image to any city dweller. A fine and rewarding image.
All the best,
s_lush (16134) 2012-11-11 2:04
This well-composed, high-quality and colorful picture represents the wonderful features of the Dutch nature highly well. Interesting details, beautiful colors, nice optical reflection and very good weather!
Gerrit (44209) 2012-11-11 5:39
Mooie plaat, John. Prachtige heldere weerspiegeling.
Ik vind het persoonlijk wat veel blauw aan de bovenkant maar dat is een smaakkwestie.
de schaapjes maken het plaatje af-.
TopGeo (38168) 2012-11-11 7:00
Excellent landscape photo. The framing is excellently chosen, the colors are also very well controlled, bright and darker at the same time.
The deep depth of field is integral in joining the trees on lake with the foreground allowing to see all the nice details. Very well composed by placing the small lake, and also note.
The light is excellent and you have used it extremely well, to reveal to us the exceptional reflections and the contrasts of light and shade. Fine All
Schnappilic (9686) 2012-11-11 9:23
I like so much this day of summer with a splendid sky reflected in lake. The whole framing is well made. Congratulations!
Janusz1974 (2653) 2012-11-11 10:19
Another nice landscape!! with perfect colors and sharpness. Nice POV and framing too.
mkamionka (29259) 2012-11-12 12:58
beautiful composition. I like the combination of green and blue. The sky reflects so nicely in the water. Nice eye catching colors and great detail thanks to excellent processing.
A real master work,
adramad (35413) 2012-11-12 16:16
Wonderful composition setting, a luminosity that makes fabulous colors and trees stand out with a unique beauty.
Magnificent reflexes in this beautiful landscape, which conveys an atmosphere of calm and tranquility.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (51403) 2012-11-12 22:20
without more commnts this shot is an
hymne to the Nature,amazing blue colour
with amazing reflections
great work my friend
carlo62 (27728) 2012-11-13 0:09
questo scatto non lo avevo visto, un vero peccato privarsene, una luce magnifica per una scenetta campestre splendida, il verde ed il blu dominano la scena, ma le pecore con il loro riflesso sono una vera chicca.
pierrefonds (54978) 2012-11-13 5:40
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The distance between the canal and the the treesd is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the scenery. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-11-19 4:48
The Dutch countryside is beautiful in sunny August. I love the composition and framing. I like the sharpness, light and colors. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
serp2000 (37963) 2012-11-24 4:11
This view reminds me some places in my region. Attractive composition, good saturation. An interesting note.
Have a good weekend!
Angshu (54759) 2012-12-03 4:08
The picture is very well composed & interesting despite the absence of perspective which you normally use. the row of trees does create a nice perspective in the far distance, but it is the absolute clarity of the reflection & the blue sky coupled with fine liught which makes this wonderful image
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-01-02 12:58
Hello John, so great to see clear blue skies in the Dutch countryside. Endless flat country with beautiful shades of green, little ponds, wooden bridges and cows, many cows...in your picture sheep!!
flatwin (2181) 2013-01-06 2:42
Que cet endroit inspire le calme, des couleurs de toutes beauté
Merci de ce partage
kato (11630) 2013-01-13 4:30
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive ro see the small canal, the surrounding greenery included the row of trees and blue sky. It's typical landscape and here looks like a good/peaceful place for relax. And, the reflection projected to the canal draws out a good effect in this image.
Miguel82 (20342) 2013-07-21 5:26
Vivid colors and attractive landscape John,
Excellent pov, a brillant picture showing the countryside of Zeeland,
Excellent sharpness, superb colors and exposition
Have a nice We
subhendu_bagchi (25258) 2014-02-25 1:53
a nice composition with nature is here. Great colours, I like the warm colour tone. Nice view, very well composed and presented with excellent depth. Superb one. Tfs.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (135254)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-05 22:53