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This was a wonderful morning, clean and quiet weather.
I have regular taken a picture of this canal, I stood on the high bridge over the canal, the expressway Knokke Antwerp, I love these area and try always out of another angle to make a good picture.
Of course the members of TE have to judge
History around the picture:
The canal runs through Hoeke southeast of the village and is a major tourist attraction for the village. Along the banks are to the east bending poplar rows, a visually linear element in the landscape. In Hoeke walk along both embankments of the canal paved streets, all "Damme canal" have the street name, plus a compass (north and east) depending on their location. The village is from the west (Bruges, Damme) by car via Damme canal-East, where one can cross the channel to reach. Hoeke via a bridge at the height of the Old Westkapellestraat Damme canal-North is largely reserved for cyclists and walkers. The development focuses on the north side of the canal, accessible by car from the piece Krinkeldijk to Natiënlaan, in line with the development of the small village. There you will find a cluster of heterogeneous simple 20th-century houses.
Between the buildings there are restaurants and cafes, focusing on tourism along the Damme canal
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pajaran (48959) 2013-08-11 23:25
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan tekst o kanalu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i trenutak sa posetiocima.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, sir.
An interesting article on the channel with the given data ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time shown with reflex on the water.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place and time with visitors.
Good article on the used technique and elements of the image.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
papagolf21 (83472) 2013-08-11 23:46
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Ce canal est merveilleusement présenté. Nous avons l'impression que celui-ci ne se termine jamais avec cet effet de perspective très réussi.
Les couleurs, les détails sont parfaits.
Un bien belle réussite.
Zolive (5929) 2013-08-12 0:10
Magnifique reflet immaculé et superbe perspective. Cela donne envie de se promener sur ces berges. Félicitations.
jemaflor (81374) 2013-08-12 0:29
Great perspective and depth for your lovely photo, pleasant colors and light management, tfs.
Royaldevon (26831) 2013-08-12 0:32
Good Morning John,
A shot which uses depth and perspective to perfection!
The vanishing point is strongly placed and it is a visual treat reaching it!
Have a lovely day,
ikeharel (53049) 2013-08-12 1:01
Good morning Jhon,
View along the canal, strait as a ruler till far as we can see, under the bright summer daylight & mirror on water.
Fabulous vivid colors, bikers taken adventage of the scenery as well.
subhendu_bagchi (25318) 2013-08-12 1:11
namaste John, an excellent landscape captured with endless depth. Love the how the lines meet in a single point in horizon. Interesting POV. Light is managed superbly. Great shot with a nice reflection. Tfs.
PaulVDV (20711) 2013-08-12 1:42
Zoals te zien op de foto is deze streek echt wel een fietsersparadijs. Deze sportievelingen lijken nietig in het oneindige kanaallandschap. Het water weerspiegelt de lucht en de bomen in mooie kleuren. Prachtige zomerse weergave!
limielski (0) 2013-08-12 1:46
It remember me one of the picture of known flemish painter!
Wonderful composition. Yes the atmosphere of this wonderful morning can be seen on your shot. Very quiet water in the canal, the reflections are like in a mirror.
Superb composition. TFS
Have a nice week
snunney (79973) 2013-08-12 2:50
I like the point of view with the canal running straight as a die for mile after mile. The lines of trees also contribute much to the superb depth. Lovely light and colours and exceptional clarity.
Graal (95612) 2013-08-12 3:15
nice perspective and composition here. Good shot from fine POV. I like the colors also. Attractive place and theme, well done.
Have a nice day.
jacquest (18227) 2013-08-12 3:55
You show an excellent perspective with all those endless diagonal straight lines. The reflections on the water are very nice and the people add life. A mood of calm and peace is reflected by this high quality image.
SWEETFREEDOM (21742) 2013-08-12 4:19
superb p.o.v., in this shot reflections are great as well as d.o.f.
pierrefonds (55250) 2013-08-12 4:36
The reflections on the water of the canal are assets to the composition. The length of the canal is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the trees and of the reflections. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Nicou (117290) 2013-08-12 4:57
Merveilleuse image et perspective quelle profondeur d'image quels reflet un vrai miroir sueprbe iamge et compo fantastique vue et captage grandisose.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (80586) 2013-08-12 4:59
Hello dear John,
A never ending theme; channelsof Holland and Belgium ! This one from Hoeke in Flanders is also great.
And the photographer has done a perfect job :-))
TFS and best regards
Sergiom (55325) 2013-08-12 5:09
Ce point de vue donne une impression de profondeur tandis que l'eau et les reflets des arbres hauts jouent avec l'espace. La qualité de l'image est comme toujours parfaite.
timecapturer (45649) 2013-08-12 5:19
a shot full of the character and beauty of this part of Europe. A glorious perspective and magical mix of blue and green tones that make it so captivating and beautiful. Stunning!
Have a good week - Brian.
danos (83603) 2013-08-12 9:31
very nice the view as the presentation of the place with the canal,the reflections of the line of the trees to create depth and perspective in the scene.I like the well chosen POV as the excellent light and the colour management of the scene.
cornejo (28531) 2013-08-12 10:33
Hi John, excellent perspective perfectly photographed this beautiful canal with nice reflection, very well captured in this magnificent image with good sharpness, super deep, beautiful light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
holmertz (37671) 2013-08-12 10:51
A fine composition with superb depth created by the many dagonal lines of the trees, their reflections and the embankment. Your photos almost make me believe that the weather is always perfect in Belgium. I suppose this is not really the case. The cyclist may look small from here but to my mind they are still very important contributors to the composition.
Noel_Byrne (21448) 2013-08-12 10:59
Such magical depth, this image literally jumped out to me from the gallery as my eye was drawn in to follow the line of the canal with its very pleasing light, and perfect framing with the trees. The people walking on the banks show this is a place very much enjoyed, and also shows that those trees are huge!
All the best
ourania (27174) 2013-08-12 12:44
this is a fascinating depiction of the canal, both natural and graphical. I love the combined dynamism of the perspectives, which results quite strong. Apart from the delightful alternation of colours, there are a lot of eloquent details to observe. The group of cyclists makes us realize the scale of this scenery. You've used the lighting and chromatic contrasts in a very creative and effective way giving to your picture a unique character. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
PiotrF (4946) 2013-08-12 13:57
Fantastic reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light
carlo62 (28397) 2013-08-12 14:18
sei un vero maestro in questo tipo di scatti, le tue foto sono sempre belle e interessanti, ma le prospettive che catturi lungo i canali sono un vero piacere per gli occhi.
La luce, i colori e i riflessi, sono un mix eccellente.
jcpix (11670) 2013-08-12 14:53
I think your term of "clean" is the perfect descriptive term for this image, everything about it is crisp! You have a terrific way of presenting these canals, the perspective is an impressive display of depth...making it very easy to follow from front to back. Something relatively minimal has taken on a life of its own with your conscious composition to showcase the simple beauty that lies all around. Great clarity and detail as usual...I sound like a broken record, it's great! :) As an added bonus, the blue/green combination is always a pleasing one. Have a great week.
macjake (52930) 2013-08-12 14:56
this one is a classic JHm photo, what else can I say :)
we are so used to seeing the long lines from Belgium. If I ever come to visit your country, I hope you can show me around! haha
this scene just seems to go on and on for infinity.
abmdsudi (40226) 2013-08-12 15:41
A gorgeous piece of the world, which never ceases to provide the ever awaiting photographer with gorgeous images such as this. Very well composed canal landscape scene, John, your viewpoint so carefully chosen with its amazing silvery water reflections as fab combination. Delightful shot, Congrats
npecanhuk (61578) 2013-08-12 19:55
That canal is always a wonderful subject for very beautiful pictures and that's the case here!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Alco (6656) 2013-08-12 20:22
Always interesting and beautiful your pictures of this canal no matter the season.This one is fantastic with all the lines formed by the trees and their reflections in the water.A superb place for bikers to ride along that canal.Very nice light and colors.Very well done.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-08-12 21:01
Hello John, a spectacular canal shot, great colors, amazing clarity, a very beautiful natural image, yes I do like it very much!
all the best
Angshu (54917) 2013-08-12 21:08
The perspective of the canal...your trade mark which has been created well. The absolute still water provides excellent mirror reflection. Good light brings out the colours well! Beautiful!
eugenefu (522) 2013-08-12 21:30
This is a fantastic shot. The DOF is simply awesome, the reflection of on the surface of the water and the sharpness and clarity. Brilliant.
dkmurphys (46990) 2013-08-12 22:35
Perfect lines along the canal. I like the colors and the contrasts, well captured summer atmosphere.
Have a fine day.
jjcordier (73728) 2013-08-12 22:47
Superbe lumière matinale qui donne ces très beaux reflets te permettant de créer cette très belle perspective.
hidibyendu (871) 2013-08-12 23:54
A trademark John photo after some time. Excellent perspective, DOF.
Clarity, colors are simply superb.
aloyho (6798) 2013-08-13 1:33
I can see that you have chosen the smallest opening F stop so you can get maximum depth of field and let the radiating lines to do the work of showing depth and space.I must say it is a visual challenge as while the eyes may be fooled by the sharp trees that they are all on the same plane but the radiating lines are pulling the scene back to the horizon. An exciting visual experience here!!
tyro (18902) 2013-08-13 2:45
As always, your note is very interesting and informative and I see that this picture has been taken with your new 24 - 70mm f/2.8 Mark II lens! I hope that you are enjoying your new lens with its improved optics.
Your picture has a wonderfully strong composition, the line of the canal drawing the viewer well into the picture and off into the distance. The reflection of the long row of trees and the sky on the calm water is delightful and the inclusion of a few small people cycling along the canal-side road add human interest as well as a fine sense of scale.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Kielia (22913) 2013-08-13 2:52
The early bird catches the worm! You are presenting another fantastic impression of this well known canal taken from a very well working POV.
The blue colors are really wonderful. What I like best is the bold perspective! My compliments.
Fis2 (82394) 2013-08-13 7:46
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
I know this place :)
Have a nice afternoon
carper (96) 2013-08-13 7:59
heel mooi John,
eigenlijk had ik die verwacht die U mij heeft toegestuurd, geweldig mooie foto. Deze is zeker niet verkeer een echte Maenhout zoals hij behoort te zijn.
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-08-13 11:34
it is good.
EstudioChispa (1890) 2013-08-13 13:25
Your composition here is simply stunning. I count 6 or 7 separate "lines" that converge at the vanishing point on the right. The inverted triangle of blue sky makes it 7 or 8!
I enjoy a foto that contains a surprise or rewards close scrutiny, and this image succeeds that way, too -- only upon closer viewing does one see the people walking along the levee, giving great sense of scale to this spectacular location!
rbassin (16418) 2013-08-13 13:29
C'est absolument magnifique;
des couleurs bien saturées, de belles lignes de perspective avec un effet miroir d'excellente qualité.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2013-08-13 18:38
Hi dear John
Wow very stuning imge as your signistured style.
So clear and sharp from rear to front, marvelous as usual! Perfect balanced compsoition and deep and finest color touch are so fantatsic too.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
Hansaphotos (6433) 2013-08-14 3:11
Clean and quiet water indeed. Love the perspective with the long parallel lines. Fine colours and nice effect of the reflections in the calm water. Excellent! TFS.
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
kato (11630) 2013-08-14 5:42
You're capturing well this place by a good angle, a good perspetive and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the clear canal extended straightly and a row of poplar trees on embankment. It's pleasant to see the spectacle in which tourists are pedalling the bicycle along the bank in this fine weather of summer. And, the reflection of trees projected to the canal draws out a special good atmosphere in this image.
Didi (55145) 2013-08-14 8:47
Une sacrée triple perspective sur le canal qui guide le regard vers le lointain
Cela me rappelle une vue du Canal d'Orléans
rychem (20037) 2013-08-14 20:52
Impressive photo, fantastic perspective, ideal reflections andthe light conditions are simply superb, great work
Periko (2445) 2013-08-14 22:18
I like how these lines converge at the vanishing point to the right, as well as the sharpness of the surface of the canal. Good work.
branley (3681) 2013-08-15 2:11
You have many canal images in your marvelous collection my friend, and I never tire of seeing them through all the seasons. A wonderful perspective here with wonderful colours and reflections. The image has great depth and the trees are magnificent. A truly fantastic photograph John, first class.
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-15 7:35
Great picture..good clarity and well composed..good color as well.
eldancer1 (25618) 2013-08-15 7:46
Wow! Beautiful countryside and I would enjoy riding my bicycle along this canal. Great pov and nice captured of the reflections on the water. Details are sharp and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
adramad (35641) 2013-08-15 8:49
Pride the great perspective of this composition, which also binds to it a great beauty, both in the landscape itself, and for the value added of the fabulous reflexes.
Very well done. I love it.
Superb brightness, sharpness and beautiful colors.
Have a good evening.
clic (14340) 2013-08-15 8:54
I looked at this picture upside down and you could have post it that way, if it wasn't of the red roof, given the horizon line set right in the middle!
Of course, those tranquil waters can easily be mistaken for the sky iyself!
The vegetal symmetry draws a "spirited" mood of well-being!
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-15 13:54
What a great sense of perspective! The exposure is simply flawless.
Now I feel that I really want the 24-70 mkII (The sharpness is amazing).
zoomer (6) 2013-08-15 16:56
Hi,clear and sharp view in this excellent composition.This must be a most popular stretch for hiking and biking.Friendly regards,Wolf.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-16 2:27
That is another one of these canals lined with trees you have photographed. I like them and I think there must be many in your country. Good light management of the diagonal POV with vibrant colour tones and fine sharpness. Well done
COSTANTINO (51944) 2013-08-16 8:03
this is a beautiful shot that has everything
inspiration,lightness and sharpness
the reflections have been perfectly
executed,shot with great perspective
have a nice evening
mcmtanyel (10913) 2013-08-16 9:29
This is a lesson in perspective, provided by the canal, the lines of trees, their reflections and the bike path. Very pleasant to look at!
TRB (13569) 2013-08-16 13:35
an excellent point of view.
excellent, reflections, depth ..
great clarity and color ..
landscape is superb, very like it.
fabbs99 (16079) 2013-08-16 22:44
Perfect composition and sharpness in this shot.The symmetry of the trees and the reflections from the waters create a great image.A very well composed photo with great use of light. The deep depth of field is perfect.TFS.
Buin (42260) 2013-08-16 23:45
This truly is a little masterpiece - of the photographer and of these landscape architecs and canal constructors of former times. Cicling there must be wonderful relaxing and interesting at the same time.
What an impressive depth. The eyes nearly are drawn to the background here and the mirroring water doubles all this beauty. A photo to look at a bit longer...
Greetings from cooler but still summerly Siegen!
siudzi (32649) 2013-08-16 23:54
Great landscape post taken with excellent clarity, sharpness and strong color contrast. The perspective and perfectly executed depth gave to the scene a very unique touch. Superb post! Like it a lot!
Have a nice weekend!
UlfE (14639) 2013-08-17 0:06
Really beautiful scene. You makeexcellent use of the lines in your composition. The lighting is perfect. I enjoy you inclusion of the cyclists on the left-hand side of the canal. TFS and have a nice weekend!
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-08-17 2:10
just love the tranquility and peaceful mood you were able to create and to shot to us so good in this shot.These reflections as well as the long perspective only intensify this unique feeling.A few bicyclists we can see on the road along the canal also add some kind of lively and relaxing mood to the scene.Flaweless quality!
Wish You a nice weekend
bayno (18342) 2013-08-17 11:58
fantastic view with the beautiful morning light, very nice vivid colors and the cyclists on the bank makes the scene pleasant and dynamic...super sharp...
Waylim (25162) 2013-08-17 14:39
What a fantastic day this is, not cloud crystal clear blue sky. The line of trees and channel lead our eyes into the vanishing point at the horizon. Excellent POV, good composition. There so much details to appreciate, the reflection double the beauty.
williewhistler (12735) 2013-08-18 4:14
it`s a lovely shot that is a lesson in composition and use of perspective,photography as it should be.
A most enjoyable capture of a familiar location.
My best regards
Raz13 (137) 2013-08-18 4:35
Perfect use of reflections.
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-08-18 9:26
I like your picture with a beautiful perspective and reflections. The light and colors are superb. Congratulations!
mirosu (12676) 2013-08-18 20:46
Outstanding photo, the deep DOF and the perspective is excellent - the light, clarity and vibrant colors perfect. And the reflections, of course superb. Very well done indeed. Greetings, Miro.
Silvio1953 (116895) 2013-08-19 11:07
Ciao John, lovely composition, fantastic reflections, great perspective, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mvdisco (17670) 2013-08-19 15:45
Bonsoir John, Hi
Jolie perpective et composition de ce superbe endroit,
Excellent point de vue et détails,
les couleurs et la réflection dans l'eau ,c'est magnifique et de toute beauté,
tous mes compliments..
gildasjan (41082) 2013-08-20 3:40
Très bonne perspective sur ce canal avec un bon rendu des couleurs,une netteté parfaite et une exposition soignée.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2013-08-21 14:42
John. All the elements have come together in this shot to make it perfect. The quality of the light and reflection are superb.
dip (23528) 2013-08-22 3:13
a wonderful image taken from a good chosen pov where creates an amazing perspective,colors and reflections are fantastic!
Also clarity and sharpness are superb!
mjw364 (7004) 2013-08-22 9:00
Fantastic shot John!
Love the lines, depth, colours and symmetry in this shot.
mkamionka (29425) 2013-08-22 13:20
fantastic composition, I like very much the use of the reflection, the water surface is so smooth it allowed 100% reflection. Great geometry with the concentric diagonals leading the eye to the very centre.
jmdias (52918) 2013-08-22 16:21
this place is ever amazing. I liked the perfect composition with excellent use of these diagonals and reflections. TFS.
Romano46 (16580) 2013-08-23 9:24
hai colto un bel paesaggio con una prospettiva perfetta sfruttando in maniera ottimale le linee che convergono verso l'orizzonte.
Ci sono anche bei riflessi e piacevoli colori che rendono la composizione molto gradevole.
Un ottimo lavoro che ha colto consensi entusiasti e molti punti dagli altri amici di TE.
Eccellente anche la nota che accompagna la foto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
jurek1951 (40949) 2013-08-24 7:19
Fantastic landscape o, great perspective, great reflection and fantastic colours,
tedesse (25045) 2013-08-25 6:01
Wonderful view of the canal and row of trees outlining the bicycle path along the canal.
Excellent POV, nice colors and good sharpness, wonderful reflections in the calm surface of water.
Miguel82 (20950) 2013-08-26 4:50
A wonderful shot with large perspective in your own style John, the reflexion of the trees hedge on the water surface is great, clear image with good colors
daddo (22932) 2013-08-28 5:21
Hi John. Whether in the white of snow, golden autumn colours or spring and summer greenery,these canals and their reflections and distant vanishing points give you the chance to capture their beauty and appeal. Plus, one is always aware of the cyclists, runners, walkers, ice skaters. The Belgians love their canals and so do you. Regards. Klaudio.
boa (5799) 2013-08-30 5:36
ahh..my favourite Pictures from your album-canal! You have managed to create a beautiful shot despite harsh light. The depth is almost incredible! i also like the reflections in the water and the color tones of the blue sky, well done!
Have a nice weekend.
chrisg76 (478) 2013-09-01 7:28
Hello dear John!
I love the depth of the photo!
The reflection of the trees is great!
Superb clarity and colours!
Have a nice day and keep in touch!
Best Regards from Greece!
goodwill (4224) 2013-09-01 10:07
Hi John the grand pa on TE,
Its time to clean the sensor on your canon EOS 5D.
Yes, I mean it. I have not gone through the comments by the endless list of the admirers, but if some one has already pointed this out, its good.
""If not, then its a moment of truth.""
Either the canon body needs a air-pump to dart away the spots, or the lens needs to be cleaned as I can definitely decipher three spots vivid and clear.
I have checked this on my laptop as well as on my desk top.
Rest.............all is crystal clear.
claudeD (30827) 2013-09-12 1:24
wonderful picture from your region. Excellent composition , perfect colors and wonderful reflections in the water.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (57587) 2013-09-17 12:10
the diagonal perspective and the field depth are awesome in this photo.
The escape of lines towards a point in background provide a great dynamism to this sharp and luminous image, and the reflections on the water of the canal are an extraordinary aesthetical bonus.
This kind of compositions is your speciality, you make it perfectly and elegantly.
An excellent work, my friend.
gervaso (9365) 2013-09-20 4:32
The lines formed by the trees and their reflection on the water lead our eyes to the background of the picture and give very good depth to it! Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness! Wonderful job!
NorthernLight (1571) 2013-09-22 11:55
what a great reflection. What a beautiful picture.
I love reflections in water.
Very well done!
Have a nice evening
rogerl (1544) 2013-10-25 6:22
John, this really is a stunning shot; the water is smooth as glass, and the lines of trees, both above the water and in reflection, lead us deep into the shot. This looks like a beautiful place. Thanks.
serp2000 (38305) 2013-11-06 5:14
Good evening, John,
This photo is just your personal visit card. I like your style, attractive composition with superb DoF, impressive saturation.
All the best wishes,
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-14 1:00
excellent angle, excellente gestion de l exposition et du reflet bien net sur l eau! et ce sont de belles photos en hommage a notre petit pays;)
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (135806)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-02
- 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/22, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best of 2013 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-11 23:00