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Have a nice week.
These picture has been taken Friday afternoon very bad weather took a bike trip to Sluis, I surprised when I this for my camera got, a nice image in foreground it Canal with the towers of the city hall in background.
Originally called the gatehouse and was destined for meetings and parties, by analogy with the "Poortersloge" in Bruges. In 1393 a fire raged in both buildings, and the ships house was restored, but the gatehouse until 1423. The ship hall was then also transferred to the gatehouse.
The "Schepenhuis" is still in use as a dare and was demolished in 1798. The gatehouse was restored from 1894-1904, but was destroyed during the Allied bombing of 11 October 1944. It was the city archives and a large number of art treasures lost. The belfry was rebuilt from 1956-1960 as some of the historic buildings in the center of Sluis. The bell man Jantje of Sluis was back on the tower.
The Belfry has a large number of archaeological and art objects, including paintings from the 15th to the 18th century, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Van Eertvelt and Charles André van Loo. There are also include engravings and prints, halberds, a cup of Carrier Bags Guild and a medieval rack.
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besnard (53786) 2012-12-04 22:59
Une image claire et lumineuse avec des reflets bien saisis. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
jjcordier (76976) 2012-12-04 23:32
Jolie composition avec un bel effet miroir et une bonne lumière.
papagolf21 (86988) 2012-12-04 23:36
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Difficile de trouver meilleur cadrage pour valoriser ce patrimoine architectural.
Tout est parfaitement présenté.
Les reflets constituent un atout de choix.
Très bonne journée.
wolf38 (31282) 2012-12-04 23:48
Hello John. What a beautiful November photo. The reflections are fantastic. In addition, very nice colors and light. Overall a very nice contribution to TE.
mirosu (14984) 2012-12-04 23:56
Marvelous reflections, excellent clarity and sharpness. Beautiful photo. Bravo!!
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-12-04 23:58
This is an excellent, pleasant composition. I like the vegetation in each of the bottom corners as lead-ins to the image. Beautiful reflections and colours. Great detail in the buildings.
carlo62 (34490) 2012-12-05 0:08
una splendida panoramica con le torri che svettano verso il cielo, il riflesso ne esalta la bellezza di una bella composizione, con la linea centrale a dividere la foto perfettamente.
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-12-05 0:10
just as in your previous photo,these lovely reflections create the whole atmosphere of this scene.They´re so beautifully distorted by the small waves,but also create so tranquil and peaceful mood.Nicely composed scene with really outstanding quality and beautiful,well-saturated colors.
Have a nice day
mohammad_H (9532) 2012-12-05 0:18
Good camera angles, with landscape reflected in water
Good management of light
Dry reeds in the foreground balance
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (50218) 2012-12-05 0:45
Lovely colors and calm atmosphere along the canal. I like the composition, wonderful catch!
gildasjan (41702) 2012-12-05 1:24
Elles sont très agréables ces teintes bien mises en valeur par cette lumière.
dta (68096) 2012-12-05 1:28
hello John ,
Superbe reflets et magnifique luminosité , pour cette vue du village aux intéressants édifice . Joli effet des qualques herbes au premier plan .
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2012-12-05 1:55
Beautiful reflection, and such a treat to see so many buildings and objects reflected as well, a very beautiful skyline. The far clock tower looks like a fscinating building. Beautiful light too.
All the best
sabermonajati (9589) 2012-12-05 2:55
excellent view from buildings with amazing reflect on river you captured.
rudiceuppens (555) 2012-12-05 3:42
Een mooie opklaring tijdens een slecht-weer-dag levert, zoals hier nogmaals bewezen, de mooiste foto's op. Vooral de licht golvende weerkaatsing in het kanaal is zeer geslaagd. Ook een kijkje genomen in al uw foto's gepost op TE. Of althans een deel, 1100 is wat veel om in 1 keer te bekijken. Zeer genoten van de foto's van Oost- en West-Vaanderen. In 1 woord: schitterend! Iemand die niet van hier is, zou zelfs denken dat België een paradijs is.
abmdsudi (44308) 2012-12-05 3:56
Another fine canal scene and its beautiful surroundings, in sublime light and colors. It's well composed and exposed shot with lots of detail to look at, and along with the sensational water reflections make this such a stunning shot. A delighful and so pleasing to the eyes. Well done, TFS
mayjayne (3547) 2012-12-05 4:17
A superb, well-composed shot that allows us to enjoy the warm colours and beautiful reflections.
cornejo (32746) 2012-12-05 4:22
Hello John, great shot of this beautiful sight with a charming reflection of the beautiful place. Interesting and lovely well composed image with good shot, great clarity, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Best regards and best wishes.
jacquest (18811) 2012-12-05 4:22
This is a very nice POV with a superb light. I like the reflections in the shimmering water. The elements are well placed in this image of high quality with excellent sharpness.
snunney (85659) 2012-12-05 4:27
What a lovely ensemble of architecture is to be seen here and all under a most beautiful soft light. Well framed and making good use of the vegetation and the river to give the scene depth. Beautiful colours and reflections complete a splendid composition.
pierrefonds (57973) 2012-12-05 4:36
The reflections on the water of the canal are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the buildings and of the bellfry tower. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
pajaran (53000) 2012-12-05 4:37
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima, i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na kanal i kuce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep trenutak sa refleksima na vodi.
Lepo pokazan kanal u jesen i arhitektura.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan.
Kod mene hladno i pada kisa.
Good text with the given data, and history ...
A beautiful view of the canal and the house ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, beautiful moment with reflections on the water.
Nice channel shown in the fall and architecture.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and image elements.
Have a nice day.
For me, cold and raining.
All the best.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-12-05 4:54
stunning shot of this picturesque little town. Immaculate detailing and light that just makes the whole image sparkle. Autumnal tones and a glorious reflection.
Regards - Brian.
baclama (18139) 2012-12-05 4:59
superbe reflet tres lumineux...
une lumiere presque hivernale qui rend les couleurs tres douces
John_F_Kennedy (43065) 2012-12-05 5:12
Here is another great picture full of clarity. The tree looks a little funny. Well done.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-12-05 5:32
Ola John ,
Está brutal este reflexo destas casas neste canal , muito bonito os tons de prata da agua , muito bela a torre de fundo , parece uma pintura a tua foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (62028) 2012-12-05 5:42
Comme toujours , une image de très grande qualité, à partir du point de vue qui donne de très beaux reflets, un très beau cadrage, une impeccable netteté et des couleurs bien saturées.
ourania (32825) 2012-12-05 7:34
I love your composition with the alignment of different architectures and their reflections, so well defined, brilliant and lovely. There's exquisite balance in the frame and it allows the vibrant light and colours to attract and charm the viewer without distracting the observation of darker or smaller details. Light management is most effective and the overall view is absolutely delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
holmertz (42273) 2012-12-05 7:53
Another excellent view, technically perfect. The colours are very natural and contain a lot of fine tones. The reflections are magnificent and the view shows us several fine towers and what seems to be a tree also looking like atower.
JFS (32459) 2012-12-05 8:25
Beautiful reflection John! so many details and different architectures! A real delight! Thanks!
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-12-05 11:51
You have captured a splendid light. Beautiful colors reflected in the water. Lovely presentation! Congratulations!
All the best,
aliabazari (15949) 2012-12-05 13:57
Bekijk de schoonheid van het landschap aantrekkelijk. Goede verlichting en kleuren.
npecanhuk (66862) 2012-12-05 14:03
Lovely and attractive picture!
Excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, contrasts, chosen pov and composition with wonderful reflections!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-12-05 18:47
You captured this architecture of this lovely place wonderfully with fantastic flawlessly an execution. The colors, sharpness, clarity, POV, reflection are magnnificent. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done, like always.
thebest (4276) 2012-12-05 18:55
Simply '' STUNNING '' just love the reflections & the wonderful light the content is all really nice - interesting architecture.
John I would like to wish you & your family '' A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS '' with much love & good health for the New Year.
TopGeo (38204) 2012-12-06 0:19
Hello John! Wonderful shot!!!!
Splendid effect and wonderful colors.! It is wonderful to be right in the middle of the canal water reflections . I really like the colors here. Autumn trees and view city are the best in my opinion!
tedesse (25133) 2012-12-06 3:22
Great city panorama, with its beautiful towers, town hall and church.
Beautiful frame and composition with beautiful reflections, all of the wonderful colors and excellent sharpness.
I cordially greet
ikeharel (58921) 2012-12-06 4:55
Tower and town-houses with a naked tree mirror a fabulous reflection on water, John.
the canal view is outstanding vivid colors and, as always an immaculate sharp details.
Fis2 (86801) 2012-12-06 7:18
Excellent composition and frame.
I like reflection!
Have a nice afternoon.
josepmarin (57831) 2012-12-06 10:03
a nice autumnal atmosphere in this sight on the city and its magnificent architecture, with a few beautiful warm colors of the evening, which emphasize its shapes and the slenderness of the towers.
The reflections on the water duplicate the aesthetic beauty of the ensemble of elements that integrate your splendid composition.
A beautiful work, my friend.
tyro (20778) 2012-12-06 11:13
A very interesting note about this place and a very fine photograph with which to illustrate it.
I love the soft light and the almost pastel colours which, together with the beautiful reflections on the gently rippled water and the excellent composition, make this a very beautiful photograph.
Perfect exposure, lovely soft light and exquisite details and sharpness.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2012-12-06 13:14
Hello John, I consider you as a very lucky photographer who had the chance to visit amazing places and take amazing pictures!And of course this is one more picture showing your amazing work!!!Who am I to criticize any further?No comments the picture speaks for itself!Warm regards, Eleni
bukitgolfb301 (36488) 2012-12-06 15:19
Hi dear John
Sorry for my no response for several days due to my short photo expeditionary. Just come back and I will ctach up sonnest.
Another fantastic shot again from Europe.
Wonderful image for Europe in early winter.
Outstandingly sharp and clear as usual.
Tasetful color touch and good lighting is so wonderful and good usage of normal focus lens at this situation. Thank you for your sharing with your best shot and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
Nicou (124229) 2012-12-07 1:28
Fantastiques reflet et captage superbe image et compo quelle vue avec ce beau ciel quelle belle image charmant avec un superbe éclairage grandiose.
Braovo et amitié
Buin (42330) 2012-12-07 4:31
I immediately knew that I have seen this tower before and when reading "Sluis" everything was clear. If I remember right my siblings and I even have climbed the belfry some years ago and I remember that there has been a street organ festival.
You have had a beautiful light that day and the mirroring water creates a nice effect. The stalks of the reed in foreground are a lovely element in your composition.
By the way, did I already mention, that P.P. Rubens was born here in Siegen ?
John, have a nice weekend. Here it is snowing all the day.
danos (87923) 2012-12-07 4:34
nice te panoraic view of this Autumn scenery with the reflections to complete perfect the beautiful shot.
I like the light and the colour management with the tranquility of the place to be superb.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
jmdias (56625) 2012-12-07 5:28
a marvelous image where there are many beautiful elements to enjoy. the towers and their different shapes and these colors and reflections created a fabulous mood. nice job.
fabbs99 (16739) 2012-12-07 20:26
A very good morning to you.Excellent reflection shot with warm colors and come nice clouds high above in the sky.The DOF, saturation and exposure were managed perfectly. Great work! TFS.
SWEETFREEDOM (22898) 2012-12-08 0:29
amazing details. interesting buildings and beautiful reflections and p.o.v.
mvdisco (17776) 2012-12-08 9:23
Hi John, bonjour,
Une très composition et présentation,
excellent point de vue et réflection dans l'eau calme,
superbes couleurs naturelles et détails,
excellent profondeur de champs aussi.
tous mes compliments
macjake (57432) 2012-12-08 9:36
A very pretty looking scene.
lots of colors, reflections, ambiant lighting, there are alot of elements that make it visually attractive for sure :)
a pleasure to view.
Alco (6998) 2012-12-08 19:24
Very nice composition.Superb reflections in water.Interesting presentation of the towers in the background.Very nice colors and great sharpness.TFS.
Have a nice Sunday.
Royaldevon (30783) 2012-12-09 3:45
Your reference to poor weather was surprising as this shot produces a sense of calm warmth. The f/g vegetation works well to give a sense of depth, as the eyes move across the the wonderful reflections in the canal, to appreciate the reality of the varied buildings. Excellent light and sharpness.
Have a lovely Sunday,
kato (11630) 2012-12-09 5:12
You're capturing well this city scape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the canal and houses/architectures included the tower of city hall. It's impressive in red roof of house and reed of a riverbank, too. Here seems to very peaceful place. And, the reflection projected to the canal draws out a good effect in this image.
Graal (98295) 2012-12-09 8:02
nice autumnal image. Good shot. I like the reflections and colours. An interesting informations in note. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice evening.
eldancer1 (29027) 2012-12-09 8:49
Details are sharp with wonderful colors. Nice catch of the reflection on the water. The horizon is a little tilted but otherwise well done, tfs.
lpi (4857) 2012-12-09 9:45
Le reflet est superbe ainsi que la luminosité.
Un charmant endroit avec de beaux édifices.
Vitaly (1021) 2012-12-09 10:36
Despite of bad weather you captured very bright and informative shot. As I think main sights of this town are presented on picture. Reflection is very good.
batalay (35791) 2012-12-09 13:16
The afternoon light is ideal to accentuate the ripples in the water. Also the sharpness and depth of field are superb, as are the colors. It is a pleasure to read your notes and to see a list of the great Flemish artists who lived and worked in this area.
Warm regards, John,
zoomer (6) 2012-12-09 17:09
Hi,splendid looking scene where cars seem an intrusion.Excellent clarity and sharpness with natural colors.Best regards,Wolf.
Silvio1953 (124653) 2012-12-10 3:59
Ciao John, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (86096) 2012-12-10 4:54
Helo dear John,
Van Gogh would be jelious if he would be able to see this wonderfull capture !
Nuch much words needed, as everything regarding photographic qualifications here is just "topclass" !
TFS and have a nice day my friend !
serp2000 (40652) 2012-12-10 5:26
Wow! Another masterpiece, John,
My sincere congratulations! Your photo invites me to the next trip again. Outstanding composition with so lovely reflection and superb colors!
Best wishes from Ural,
sacavem (18614) 2012-12-10 7:17
Very beautiful landscape, great colors. The reflection on the channel you caught it very well. I really like your picture.
adramad (38874) 2012-12-10 7:36
Stunning beauty of this fabulous composition, a superb POV showing us many beautiful buildings such as the Belfry tower and the church that we can see on the right, the brilliant reflections of all these buildings, enhance the unsurpassed beauty of form.
Also this lovely light and beautiful range of colors, complete a masterful job.
Have a nice week.
vladic (4491) 2012-12-10 14:04
Voilà le style de paysages que j’apprécie, la photo a une grande définition et de bons détails, des couleurs magnifiques et une illumination excellente. Félicitations pour cette superbe prise!
lousat (78445) 2012-12-11 2:35
Salut John,le parfait moment avec la meilleure lumiere pour capturer les reflections au top,magnifique et riche composition,chaudes couleurs et details impressionants.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
dale54 (6655) 2012-12-11 5:36
what a great reflection shot.well hello john.this is a very attractive capture,with lovely colors,tfs! dr
bayno (18342) 2012-12-11 6:23
a photo technically perfect and with beautiful pastel colors, also very beautiful reflections and great depth...
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-12-11 6:55
Very beautiful and lovely environment with great colors
Congratulations my friend
resat1972 (7408) 2012-12-12 0:04
harika bir fotoğraf
yansımalar renkler muhteşem
COSTANTINO (56799) 2012-12-12 4:01
it is an amazing capture welldone and wellseen
the sharpness makes this shot more beautiful
art and beauty are the main characteristics
I am feelingbeing into this framing,nice
colours,nice details very wellcomposed
one shot divorsed into two parties
have a nice evening
chrisvek (7001) 2012-12-12 5:05
Hello dear John
Awesome reflections on the water and so wonderful composition.Awesome background too and perfect POV!Very well done.TFS
Have a nice day
s_lush (16134) 2012-12-12 8:06
Despite the bad weather, you have managed captured a highly attractive, bright, colorful and interesting scene with such beautiful architectural and natural features. Perfectly good moment of shooting, excellent composition, wonderful colors and very high quality of the image!
adores (38202) 2012-12-12 15:25
A really good shot! The pov, colours... Seems a really beautiful place and I like your composition a lot, with these plants in foreground and the symmetry you got with the reflection! Well done!
jemaflor (86086) 2012-12-14 2:44
well seen, so lovely result with this perfect water mirror, tfs.
TRB (13783) 2012-12-14 14:28
reflections, clarity, color and appearance is excellent.
excellent exposure, liked it very much.
Hansaphotos (6915) 2012-12-16 3:56
A very well composed shot with stunning effect of the reflections. Fine autumnal colours and great clarity. Good framework too. Great work:) TFS. Enjoy your Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
Angshu (56062) 2012-12-17 1:42
Lovely picture from a place I have not heard of before. The gentle ripple in the water creates nice impressions. I like the different elements especially the belfry & the tower of the church. Nice contrast & fine resolution
mkamionka (30903) 2012-12-18 4:04
what a lovely picturesque view! I like it very much.
The colors are so visiv and the picture so clear. This unique tower adds a lot of interest but the real highlight is the reflection and the pleasant light which resulted in a nice atmosphere.
Didi (57492) 2012-12-18 4:25
Bonjour mon ami
J'apprécie cette luminosité particulière. Un bel avant plan aquatique qui donne une intéressante profondeur d'image
Je te souhaite un bon réveillon de Noël
fritzi007 (6619) 2012-12-19 4:15
wunderschönes Foto, absolut perfekt, gratuliere vielmals!
siolaw (38288) 2012-12-19 9:55
The bright and vivid colours are truly eye catching here. Good view with nice reflections too!
Gigidusud (16545) 2012-12-20 13:55
Beautiful composition with nice colors,splendid reflections and fantastic light.A real painting,i like it!
carper (96) 2012-12-22 10:41
mooie plaat van een onverwachte hoek,
heel fraai neergezet toch wel een beetje in Uw eigen stijl, erg mooi gemaakt.
branley (3681) 2012-12-27 23:23
Another great composition my friend. The colours are wonderful, doubled by the fantastic reflections and the light is excellent. A fine capture John.
fds (8512) 2013-01-06 1:36
very beautiful image with great colors and great reflection in the water
dear friend happy new year 2013
raszid62 (18583) 2013-01-07 3:25
Beautiful Dutch, a small town photographed autumn season. Houses, towers, churches wonderfully reflected in a slightly roughened surface of the lake. Wonderful, vibrant colors and perfect sharpness
mumek (20202) 2013-01-08 16:51
Good evening John!
Beautiful view at the canal and houses of the town. Great reflections in the water, superb colours and excellent quality of the picture. Thanks for interesting and informative note
silah (2738) 2013-01-13 14:50
It seems that very well framed so achive very good reflections with wonderful colours. POV is also very nice too.
Kielia (23777) 2013-01-20 5:23
this is Dutch charm per excellence! You are presenting a very nicely composed impression of the village, the moody colors are a pleasure for the eyes. Light and contrasts are excellent too. Congratulation!
s4sayan (112) 2013-02-12 10:04
Falling short of words to describe it. Looks more like a painting. Brilliant colors, superb framing and awesome reflection. Truly a masterpiece.
jcpix (13704) 2013-02-16 16:51
I feel like I'm more than just a bit behind on this one, I'm not sure what I can say that everyone else hasn't already!? :) I think it's a true testament to the absolute beauty and well executed photo that you have so many positive comments, each one is certainly deserving for such a fine image! The colors, the lighting, the sharpness, the clarity, the composition...it's all just superb, my compliments indeed! Brilliant!
Have a great week ahead.
Corry (4508) 2013-05-21 6:01
Ce payasage coloré est superbe avec les reflets dans l'eau. Belles composition et luminosité. Très bien fait.
Indrasish (2873) 2013-08-18 22:20
Excellent shot here.. Like the composition and the nice colors.. Also you took a great reflection.. Superb image quality too.. Lovely presentation and Tfs..
Good morning from India and wish you all the best..
subhendu_bagchi (25873) 2013-12-31 2:43
namaste John, beautiful catch. The reflection is just awesome. Excellent image quality. Perfectly exposed and well composed shot, finely exposed too. Great work. Tfs.
Periko (2815) 2014-06-26 14:17
Nice reflections, perfect exposure, splendid light and beautifil architecture. One of your best pictures, no doubt.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (140629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200/2.8 L IS USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-04 22:36