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These trip to Sluis was simple fantastic, through the nice blue sky and high temperatures, pleasant by bike to make a trip.
The first time this year that we got, more than 30° Celsius in the shade.
But of the bicycle, is the wind always present and pleasant.
These picture is taken end of the first curve of the Canal Sluis - Bruges, where small boats can become use.
In background see you the Belfry newly re-established.
I hope you enjoy and for a lot people a pleasant vacation
SLUIS was probably founded around 1280 by the Flemish Count John I of Namur and was originally the name Lamminsvliet. In 1324, however, Sluis got its current name. The city has its origins due to the silting up of the Zwin. This allows the direct connection of the important commercial city of Bruges to the sea was blocked and Sluis became the main port of Bruges. In 1290 the village received city rights, and its strategic location was a fortified town in 1382. In 1340 at the mouth of the Zwin had been the Battle of Sluis occurred which was the prelude to the Hundred Years War. In 1385, started the construction of the Castle of Sluis, which was heavily damaged during the French invasion in 1794 and finally demolished in 1820.
From 1387 Sluis was the main Burgundian fleet harbour. On January 7, 1430 the marriage took place here between Philip the Good and Isabella of Portugal. This gave the importance of the city at that time. The heyday of Sluis lasted until about 1450, after which a rapid decline Intradiscal due to the silting up of the Zwin.
The Taking of Sluis in 1604 by Maurice of Orange.
Also during the Eighty Years' War Sluis played an important role as a fortress. In 1587 the Duke of Parma captured the city. In 1603 the Battle of Sluis took place. The Spanish occupation lasted until 1604 when the Spaniards left the city after Prince Maurice got possession of the city. This episode comes the story of Johnny van Sluis.
Although the city and surrounding area afterwards played a role in the State Spanish Lines further an insignificant little town had become. On July 27, 1794 began a siege by the French. On August 25 of the same year, the city surrendered, partly due to disease of the defenders.
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wolf38 (31270) 2014-07-20 22:54
Hi John. A photo of summer with a fantastic backdrop. Such a view is something for connoisseurs and especially visitors to the city. Very nice.
besnard (53185) 2014-07-20 23:00
Une belle image estivale avec de superbes couleurs.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
pajaran (51238) 2014-07-20 23:10
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o starom gradu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan kanal i arhitektura.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa svetlom koje je istaklo lepotu arhitekture, lepa panorama, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i rekreaciju.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good afternoon, sir.
An interesting article on the old city with a history and description of ...
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well shown and channel architecture.
Good work and composition, well captured moment of light that pointed out the beauty of the architecture, beautiful panorama, beautiful colors.
Nice place for rest and recreation.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
jemaflor (83691) 2014-07-20 23:16
Lovely view and beautiful vivid colors, photogenic perspective and composition with water, good brightness.
siolaw (38274) 2014-07-20 23:46
That is a sunny and colourful view, with also a fine compo with the water jet well placed on the right.
Clear and sharp image!
emka (77336) 2014-07-20 23:51
hello john, How nice that you travel around by bike. How stupid of me that I can't ride a bike. And what a magnificent trip you had. Fantastic view of the canal, colourful houses and cloudless sky. Very pleasant view.
WArm regrads MAlgo
dta (65658) 2014-07-20 23:55
Bonjour John ,
C'est une superbe vue estivale de cette très belle petite ville . Un grand ciel bleu qui contraste avec les toits rouges . CA aurait été bien aussi avec quelques nuages zélandais ;)
jjcordier (75620) 2014-07-21 0:24
Jolie compo et superbe lumière qui fait chanter les couleurs. Ces terrasses font envie.
papagolf21 (85432) 2014-07-21 0:29
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Les couleurs éclatent tel un fruit mûr pour notre plus grand plaisir.
La beauté des lieux est saisissante.
Encore une réussite.
Très bonne journée.
seres76 (780) 2014-07-21 0:30
As usual, a spectacular picture. Tfs...
carlo62 (31380) 2014-07-21 0:48
i colori saturi e la luce aiutano ad amplificare l'effetto estate.
La tua composizione è molto bella e ricca di elementi, la fontana e i riflessi ci concedono distrazioni dal panorama, che nel suo insieme è bellissimo e rilassante, con persone che passeggiano godendosi la giornata e con elementi di interesse architettonico come la torre.
rbassin (17535) 2014-07-21 1:30
une très belle photo carte postale, avec de magnifiques couleurs et une belle luminosité;
Bonne composition avec le jet d'eau et la rivière qui forme un belle courbe dans l'image.
Royaldevon (28641) 2014-07-21 2:03
A great pov places the fountain strongly in frame with excellent leads up the canal to the alfresco dining and the lovely buildings. A great advert for summer in the Netherlands!
For me, the colours are a little oversaturated.
Have a lovely week,
ChrisJ (96610) 2014-07-21 2:11
Good colour saturation with nice reflections and with the water jet fountain at right providing a fine focal point and centre of interest. The red roofs contrast well against the blue sky to give a nice warm cold colour contrast. Tfs!
timecapturer (47980) 2014-07-21 2:49
a wonderful summer shot of Sluis. I love this little town on the border and this shot captures its charm and character beautifully. Looks a tad warm too!
Have a good week - B.
dekanski (3002) 2014-07-21 3:53
Beautifully framed! Clear and shiny colors! Wonderful reflection of the beauty of the day!
pierrefonds (56436) 2014-07-21 4:28
The length of the canal is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of houses or buildings. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
sabermonajati (9317) 2014-07-21 4:29
pleasant landscape with fondle eye fountain on foreground you captured.
snunney (82519) 2014-07-21 4:37
The lighting is perfect to bring out the colours and detail in this image that positively sparkles. The water spout makes a good anchor point for the scene whilst the canal directs our attention toward the town and the focal point offered by the church tower.
Sergiom (58652) 2014-07-21 5:37
C'est incroyable de voir à quel point les couleurs peuvent bien ressortir par une belle journée d'été. Le point de vue sur la rive opposé est de toute beauté en passant par la fontaine.
Silvio1953 (120566) 2014-07-21 5:46
Ciao John, great view of lovely place, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (37268) 2014-07-21 6:18
The colours here are outstanding and very attractive! A very pleasant view with summer activities and beautiful weather!
batalay (35367) 2014-07-21 7:01
A beautiful scene in Sluis evocative of Henley in England. The fountain makes is nicely located in the photo, with the veil-like appearance. But it is the dominant blues of the sky and its reflection in the water that becomes the theme.
Warm regards, John... and indeed, red roses (my last photo) are my favorite flowers also.
eldancer1 (27169) 2014-07-21 7:28
I could a whole day at a place like this and won't feel that my day is wasted. Love the atmosphere and it looks like a great place to have a meal and watch people (photographing them). This really inspired me visit my cousin living in Amsterdam. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors especially the clear blue sky. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-07-21 7:53
John, your picture has definitely the colors of summer touched by a very lovely and soft sunlight...the water is so inviting and the surroundings very attractive!!
enjoy the rest of the summer!!
ourania (30123) 2014-07-21 10:42
when I first had a glimpse of your photo this morning, I thought the colours were a bit accentuated but hadn't written anything about it until now:) Thank you for your note, I surely realize what a gorgeous summer day that was, how you enjoyed your bike trip and this view. This picture celebrates that splendid day with its delightful brightness and rich, vibrant colours. Your composition is great too, I like the dynamism offered by the fountain and the ample space you have left to the reflections. A very pleasant place indeed. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
cornejo (30626) 2014-07-21 11:07
Hi John, lovely view of this beautiful place, very well composed and captured in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, pretty light, color and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2014-07-21 11:52
Stunning colors in this, and superb light, this is one of those scenes that makes me yearn to visit the place you have photographed. Really beautiful view, the soft curve of the river, the interesting architecture, the colors.....I can almost feel the warmth of the sun. A really lovely way to convey the peaceful and welcoming feel of this place.
thanks as always
asajernigan (21132) 2014-07-21 12:33
This is a nicely composed shot placing the fountain to one side in the foreground add depth and balance for the scene. The trees frame the scene while the canal leads the eye to the buildings and tower. The lighting is great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
NorthernLight (2193) 2014-07-21 12:58
very welcoming - like most of your pictures. Great colors, great clarity. Very beautifully composed.
As I already said earlier: You should be paid for the tourist advertising. You have the eye for things
which attract visitors.
All the best from Sweden
lousat (75518) 2014-07-21 16:10
Salut John,une image magnifique depuis cette petite ville,les choses a voir sont tres jolie,mais selon moi la qualite' n'est pas au top,les details sont grainés et aussi les couleurs sont trop fortes..pas de problemes..ehehe...belle journee' et merci,Luciano
Alco (6890) 2014-07-21 20:43
Very nice composition. Beautiful picture full of superb colors. Many people enjoy that nice sunny day along the canal. Nice fountain in the canal giving movement to the picture. Very well done. TFS.
robertosalguero (246) 2014-07-21 21:56
Hello John. The colors are beautifully saturated in this image. They catch my attention rather quickly. Your framing of this scene is very effective. The water fountain create balance and add more dynamism to the image. I like it.
Fis2 (84552) 2014-07-22 5:44
Wonderful view, beautiful colors.
I like POV and composition.
A very curious tower.
Have a nice afternoon
Nicou (120376) 2014-07-22 6:48
quelle image et compo superbe vue de cette fontaine avec le très grand jet et ces reflets la belle végétation et ces maisons de couleur en fond quelle vue superbe.
Bravo et amitié
photoray (11763) 2014-07-22 7:35
Fine water front view of Sluis, the fountain water display, gabled houses lining the canal, and the church's tower with 4 conical spires.
I would enjoy strolling or biking the Sluis pathways.
COSTANTINO (54419) 2014-07-22 13:15
Hello dear friend
again a wonderful capture of a wonderful place
as always this shot brings your personal stamp
sunny and colorful view pleasant to our eyes
this canal must be a real beauty for the
tourists and other visitors
have a nice time
TRB (13737) 2014-07-22 16:06
fantastic, super ...
Colors, sharpness, light, framing is excellent.
I liked it very much, super sharing.
mvdisco (17758) 2014-07-22 18:31
Une belle composition et présentation,
couleurs magnifiques et perpective,
superbe endroit et détails.
c'est très jolie..
omid266 (4200) 2014-07-22 21:25
Dear my Artist friend,
Wonderful shot from this view of the old city of Sluis,
it is interesting and wonderful for me that you by bike went to another country , in a large country like Iran we have to travel with buses , automobiles and etc,
Any way , very well done and Thanks!
** Best Times and fotos, **
resat1972 (7326) 2014-07-23 5:00
very lively, very good photo
great use of color and light
williewhistler (13735) 2014-07-23 6:40
the fountain is a nice feature that holds the image together very nicely as the canal curves gently into the distance.
A clear blue sky indicates that this was indeed a glorious summer`s day.
The note is both interesting and informative.
jacquest (18567) 2014-07-23 7:54
This is a very colorful image with those red roofs and wityh the distance on the water creatun deepness. The fountain makes a discreet and refreshing framing. The image has excellt quality.
berek (37286) 2014-07-23 8:17
a beautiful picture mlike a postcard with beautiful colors and beautiful ligh.
Good composition with the water jet and the river that forms a nice curve in the image.
adramad (37327) 2014-07-23 8:25
Impressive that blue sky, captures all our attention at first, then recreate the superb view of the canal curve with an ideal environment of houses and terraces, the tower overhanging the same is a nice complement.
Very pretty color, which gives a lot of life to the image.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness is also perfect for enjoying the details.
Very well seen and well taken.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (56002) 2014-07-23 8:47
Good evening John,
Fabulous and fresh blue tone over the water surface, contrast with green and the beautiful red roof-tops.
The fountain is a nice bonus added.
Charming location, and even the hot weather did not ruin the scene.
aliabazari (14763) 2014-07-23 22:36
Hi John dear
Very nice shot of this landscape. Exposure clarity and well performed. Thank you.
jmdias (54517) 2014-07-24 2:53
marvelous details with excellent framing of the elements. the blue sky and this light make the colors much more beautiful. I liked these details , very nice moment and place. excellent job.
trevormoffiet (3110) 2014-07-24 4:00
An excellent photo with lovely rich colours. Very enticing.
holmertz (40055) 2014-07-24 8:55
This is a lovely view of the curving river, the nice houses and the church in the background. The cascade of water is well placed in the near corner where it makes a very fine foreground. The colours are well saturated, but maybe close to being oversaturated.
rychem (22179) 2014-07-24 9:00
Superb, the view of this canal and houses is simply beautiful, fantastic light and sharpness
siudzi (33065) 2014-07-25 1:54
So bright and beautiful summer post! Like your POV selected for this scene which provided us with such a nice view with so many interesting details. Very well done!
danos (85771) 2014-07-25 3:34
nice the view of this section of the canal,with the brilliant light to enhance the vivid colours as the beauty of the scene.I'd like to be there,relaxing dinking a glass of beer on the waterfont.
claudeD (32069) 2014-07-25 3:39
summer in Sluis when the weather conditions are good its really wonderful to take profit of a little brake in one of the restaurants nearby the river. Very good comoposition and fine colors.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
annjackman (19189) 2014-07-25 4:53
The colours are beautifully vivid in the sunlight. There is also a lovely effect on the water with the reflections and movement. You took this from a very good viewpoint.
Kind Regards, Ann
mcmtanyel (12447) 2014-07-25 18:46
Another excellent photo with the water theme. I like how you have balanced the tower in the distance with the fountain in the foreground.
Buin (42280) 2014-07-26 0:59
I can remember this beautiful little town very well. I also sat in a little café along the canal some years ago. Your photo renders the atmosphere of this beautiful and colourful place - towered by its belfry - very well. An invting picture ... ;-)
Greetings from summerly Siegen! Have a nice weekend!
Didi (56257) 2014-07-26 7:21
Bonjour mon ami
Une belle vue sur ce canal
Jolies couleurs estivales. Une image très appréciable
mesutilgim (83018) 2014-07-27 3:17
Hello dear John,
Another amazing capture in your gallery ; a perfect sample for correct pov and layout.
Enriched with many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
Graal (96760) 2014-07-27 7:18
pleasant summer colorful image here. Good composition and POV. Amazing fountain on FG. Also I like the colors and architecture of old buildings in BG. Photo is very well done.
Have a nice new week.
serp2000 (39540) 2014-07-29 3:58
I'd like to add my congratulations on your next wonderful photo. Very very nice summer picture, excellent colors management, good saturation. And we have got similar weather today after a few long weeks of the cool grey rainy days.
jcpix (13552) 2014-07-29 6:08
An extremely pleasant looking setting, a little something for everyone it would appear. :) I really like the colors in this scene, and all under a big blue sky for added emphasis on the nice weather conditions...and even warmth in the shade. :) A strong composition as always, which takes us on a fun little journey through the frame. The tower in the distance makes for a good focal point and balances well with the foreground fountain. A great day to be out and about! Enjoy the rest of your day. Take care.
npecanhuk (64204) 2014-07-29 18:09
Another very beautiful place with lots of details to be seen and enjoyed!
Another very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
swapankumarroy (2837) 2014-08-01 18:24
Excellent clarity from top to bottom and as a whole it is a lovely presentation. You have chosen the exact shooting position. Very good colour control specially architecture.
MOST IMPRESSIVE WORK.
with best wishes and enjoy a nice weekend.
carper (96) 2014-08-04 9:58
mooie plaat John,
Ik dacht dat ik deze al had gehad, maar zo te zien niet, goede plaat van sluis.
Tue (27696) 2014-08-08 9:51
Goed te zien dat je nog altijd actief bent op TE met nog altijd even prachtige foto's van het Vlaamse en in dit geval Zeeuwse land. De levendige kleuren laten het zomerse weer goed uitkomen.
branley (3681) 2014-08-09 23:40
Lovely framing and a well balanced shot. The colours are beautiful, it's sharp and certainly shows summer at its best in the region. It's a very capture my friend.....
abmdsudi (42594) 2014-08-10 4:59
Almost half of the show comes form the water - the gorgeous water sheen that you have caught precisely at the right time of day and the result clearly shows lots of diff between seasoned and non seasoned landscape shooter. Above water line intriguing subjects blend and interplay each other so remarkably. Delightful shot and tfs.
Angshu (55375) 2014-08-13 21:59
A fine picture from Sluis, a place I have not been. The perspective drawn is good and the fountain in the FG anchors the shot well. The belfry, which you mentioned as has been renovated looks good as a focal point. Well done!
clic (14738) 2014-08-14 10:51
Shown in vivid "Kodachrome 25" colors of the argentic era, this spectacular view on Sluis makes a big hit in your portfolio, mainly because of the topaz river bend around which triumphs the array of historic houses.
The fountain seems to compete with the distant campanile for adding zest to this piece of art!
Met vriendelijke groeten.
Hanssie (10397) 2014-08-16 2:53
Great view on one of my dutch cities
PaulVDV (21959) 2014-08-24 0:10
Dit is echt wel een zomers beeld. Eentje dat ik momenteel erg mis.
De fontein rechts brengt verkoeling op het beeld. Was het niet te warm om te fietsen?
Een mooi en heel sterk rood-blauw-groen contrast.
Veel leven langs de waterkant.
Het belfort heeft een prachtige toren.
Vele groeten, Paul
pili51 (1365) 2014-08-24 12:14
Thing I like best in this picture is full of sun and colors!
Beautiful and jolly place to live! Well composed image with natural closing of trees on the left.
As always, your image is fine in details and clarity.
Cheers and good night,
stego (24028) 2014-10-03 8:39
Wonderful, absolutely wonderful! One of those cases that saying that "reminds a postcard" is a great compliment. Gorgeous colours and clarity, namely on the water surface and very nice compo.
TFS, regards, José.
fritzi007 (4499) 2014-10-06 10:28
wunderbares Foto, sehr gute Qualität, ich finde es fantastisch!
mjw364 (7338) 2014-11-05 11:39
Nicely composed shot with strong vibrant colours. Pin sharp and well exposed.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (138214)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-20 22:45