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Hello best TE friends
2013 is a special year for me, for I joined TE on December 15th 2003.
I want everyone say thanks for ten year, to bring a visit to my pictures.
I wish every visitor an excellent health, and maybe peace for all people in world.
I became known through my canal pictures since ten year on TE, I want use a canal picture for these anniversary.
I hope that everyone this appreciates.
I knew there were some great photographers here, since then I have learned much, but during the last 10 years many of these fine photographers have left for pastures new, why I don’t know, but I always wish them well.
2006 was perhaps the top year for TE, since then everything went downhill fast due to various circumstances, perhaps due to some management changes, perhaps members became tired or fatigued or perhaps they just fancied a change of scenery?
As a loyal member, I have commented on many people’s photographs, sometimes positive and sometimes negative, but it’s not good that I have to repeat this, it still seems that some members are jealous, I really don’t know why because no one becomes rich on TE, but I only become much wiser with each passing year.
I never travel away, I have never taken an aircraft, I have never made a real trip abroad, I always try to photograph in my region, and to take good pictures. I like to be in my own home every night, but I'm happy in these circumstances, perhaps I’m missing that knowledge of travelling, but I’m no less happy for it.
I have met many good people and made many friends on TE during the last 10 years and that makes me happy.
So, December 15th is a holiday for me, but here I can thank all the members who have visited my photos, I say this from deep my within heart.
I wish all members good health and no worries for the coming year.
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saxo042 (35210) 2013-12-14 23:38
Congratulations to your ten years on TE! You have really become "mr TE" to most of us. Another superb picture of your canals, a straight and symmetric perspective, a very well composed picture with subdued winter colours!
pajaran (44402) 2013-12-14 23:40
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Lepa fotografija proslavu jubileja.
Zelim vam sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu, sa lepim fotografijama na TE i dobrim kritikama.
Imajte lep dan za odmor sve najbolje, srecno.
Mooie foto's vieren de Jubilee.
Ik wens u allen het beste in hun toekomstige werk en leven, met prachtige foto's van de TE en goede recensies.
Een mooie dag verder naar het allerbeste, veel geluk rusten.
fds (6756) 2013-12-14 23:49
dear friend jhm very great congratulation for you then years TE
and very nice composition with this canal between the trees files in the frog
siudzi (29061) 2013-12-14 23:58
What a great post here to celebrate such an important day for you! Excellent execution based on a very good quality and fantastic composition. Taken with superb sense of perspective. Congrats!
Have a nice day!
Schnappilic (9536) 2013-12-15 0:02
Congratulations for all your ten years on TE. Very often your pictures delighted me. Good luck in the future!
I like this picture with a foggy day atmosphere, perfect composed. Good perspective and reflections too.
All the best,
papagolf21 (81006) 2013-12-15 0:13
Bonjour, cher ami John,
La route est longue depuis l'inscription sur le site à l'instar de ce canal au point de fuite très réussi.
Un grand merci cher ami John pour vos compositions toujours très agréables à contempler.
PaulVDV (18764) 2013-12-15 0:21
Hartelijke gelukwensen met je tiende verjaardag hier!
Ik herinner me niet of het speciaal de kanaalfoto's zijn die je je bekendheid gegeven hebben (je hebt immers ook zo veel prachtige foto's van de Vlaamse kunststeden, van historische gebouwen, van kastelen, van tulpenvelden enz...). Maar ik denk wel dat heel wat mensen dank zij je foto's die streek in Vlaanderen met de kanalen en de bomenrijen hebben leren kennen. Ook ik besefte voorheen niet ten volle de schoonheid van dat kanalengebied.
En vandaag krijgen we weerom een prachtig kanaal in een mooie symmetrische samenstelling.
In de verte is het heel mistig maar toch weerspiegelen de bomenrijen zich in het water.
Mooi ook met de lucht in V-vorm en het omgekeerde spiegelbeeld.
Vele groeten, en nog heel wat jaren op TE!
PS: Ik denk dat we ook niet teveel redenen moeten zoeken achter het verlaten van TE door sommigen. Mensen veranderen, levens veranderen. Misschien waren sommigen hier niet echt tevreden. Maar er kan ook heel wat in een leven gebeuren waardoor iemand niet meer de tijd vindt om een regelmatig bezoeker te blijven.
Vriendelijke groeten, Paul
CLODO (27506) 2013-12-15 0:29
superb perspective of your country for this anniversary (by the way, you have to modify your title and write TEN instead of THEN) taken on a low POV and showing us that symetric images can be eye catching.
olive224 (2717) 2013-12-15 0:45
I am on TE since only a few years but i know that you are one of the more faithful and ancient member of this site !!
So happy 10 years on TE and wish to see you around for the 10 following ones !!
serp2000 (35094) 2013-12-15 1:00
Good morning, John,
Today you show us an ideal symmetry of the X-shaped composition, this is good compensation for the grey winter sky! Perfect DoF, excellent quality.
annjackman (16507) 2013-12-15 1:19
Congratulations on this 10 year achievement. Your canal pictures are always very enjoyable as you show them to us in the various seasons. This one is spectacular. The simple elements of bare trees and the straight canal are emphasised through your excellent perspective with subdued but captivating light.
Very well done and TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
Antipodean (1403) 2013-12-15 1:24
Kia ora John (greetings from New Zealand),
congratulations on your ten years with TE with a brilliant picture. Perfect symmetry & reflections. A great celebration photo. I wish you a happy Christmas & the best for 2014. I am flat out taking tourist around the northern part of the North Island from tomorrow until the New Year - including Christmas Day! Have a great break. Cheers, Neil
ourania (21500) 2013-12-15 1:37
Hello dear John,
my warmest congratulations for your ten years on TE, for all the work you have done for your photos and notes but also for us, commenting on our pictures and offering advice. I appreciate your support and wish to thank you sincerely. Your pictures have been like courses on composition to me. Today's picture bears your signature in so many ways. The canal, the mist, the moody colours and, of course, the fine kaleidoscopic perspectives are so characteristic, well photographed and enjoyable to view. Congratulations and thank you again!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
lousat (67181) 2013-12-15 2:01
Salut John,la photo parfaicte pour celebrer tes 10 ans,y a pas besoin de lire ton nom au dessous,on reconnais ton style,une image sans fin,une vraie magie capturee' avec les meilleurs details et couleurs malgre' la difficile lumiere.On doit te remercier pour ton travail ici,tu as nous montre' toujours des gros spectacles!! Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano p.s. il faut corriger le titre,en anglais dix est ten,sans l'h... ;-)
Gigidusud (11679) 2013-12-15 2:02
Congratulations for your 10 years on TE! Thanks for your splendid gallery and your regular feedback.
Beautiful picture for the event with nice symmetry and great perspective. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday,
ikeharel (47038) 2013-12-15 2:03
That's typical yours, John, a marvelous canal view, fogy and misty - but superb DOF along.
Wish you to keep osting more years and more many photos on TE, cheers.
Romano46 (14534) 2013-12-15 2:12
hai festeggiato nella migliore delle maniere il tuo particolare anniversario.
Una foto perfetta nella sua composizione che fa perno sulla simmestria e sulle linne convergenti verso la linea dell'orizzonte.
La leggera foschia aumenta la suggestione smorzando i colori e dando risalto al duplice filare che si perde lontano raddoppiando la propria presenza grazie alle acque del canale.
Ciao e buona domenica
SnapRJW (26152) 2013-12-15 2:17
Hello John - Ten years is a huge milestone and testament to your love of photography and TE. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication. Your composition with its diminishing perspective leads us towards the misty future and your next ten years! Warm regards Rosemary
Royaldevon (23414) 2013-12-15 2:23
Congratulations on your 10th anniversary.
You have never lost enthusiasm and have excited us with so many wonderful shots during that time. I know you have inspired many other photographers, myself included.
This is such a wonderfully direct shot; it has great leads and a great sense of perspective. Symbolically taking us from now to the time when you began.
Have a lovely day,
snunney (75134) 2013-12-15 2:45
First of all many congratulations on ten years, a great milestone indeed. Like you, I am a long term member and I echo many of your thoughts, except I do like to travel. This is very fine image to celebrate your ten years at the forefront of TE. The long perspective is amazing with the never ending trees either side of the canal beautifully silhouetted against the winter sky. I like very much the low light and understated tones, a true evocation of a cold and damp winter's day.
yquem46 (37558) 2013-12-15 3:27
Congrats for 10 years on TE and for the permanent quality of your posts
This one is really representative of your style and can be immediately attributed as one of yours, long perspective, canal, naked trees, mist ... an excellent compo
Best regards, hope to see you here for quite some time
timecapturer (40322) 2013-12-15 3:31
an appropriate and wonderful image to celebrate your 10 year anniversary. It is a credit to you that you have always posted top quality images, and also stayed the course - despite the sometimes strange happenings and annoyances on the site. I congratulate you for being the number 1 man on TE - I always look forward to your postings. Keep them coming!
Enjoy a peaceful Sunday - Brian.
daddo (21280) 2013-12-15 3:35
Hi John. I am joining the chorus of the many admirers of your work and the canals, thanks to your many impressions, remains in our memories as things of beauty. Ten years is a long time and a short time also as the years fly past. Nice to have had you as a traveling companion since I joined the site.All the best. Klaudio.
rasterman (197) 2013-12-15 4:48
Good point of view and a successful use of depth of field with fog giving all a magical touch. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your 10 years in Trekearth ... you're a good role model.
rbassin (14473) 2013-12-15 5:12
Un grand bravo pour toutes tes photos sur TE,
et félicitations pour ces 10 ans.
La photo est très belle, s'ouvrant dans une perspective centrale; c'est très bien fait. Tous ces arbres sont là alignés un peu comme les photos que tu as faites et celles que tu créera encore.
cornejo (24647) 2013-12-15 5:21
Hi John, my congratulations on your tenth anniversary in TE. A lovely view with a lot of depth and good symmetry of this interesting channel, nicely captured by a great POV with very good and nice photo. Interesting picture with good sharpness, nice color and light. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jacquest (17569) 2013-12-15 5:35
Congratulations for your 10 years on TE. It is always a pleasure to see your work and read your critiques. You have chosen quite an appropriate image to celebrate because this view could not be more straight ahead and I hope it symbolizes so many more years ahead with your beautiful compositions.
Best regards and thank you for your presence.
Sergiom (49050) 2013-12-15 6:10
10 ans et 128000 points, cela fait 12800 points par année. C'est tout un festival de très belles photos récompensées comme il se doit par une multitude d'amateurs de partout dans le monde. Félécitations.
pierrefonds (52624) 2013-12-15 6:12
Congratulations for your ten years on TE, the reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The length of the canal is giving depth and perspective to the scene. The cloudy sky and light fog have a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Corry (3444) 2013-12-15 6:43
Bon choix de photo pour célébrer ce 10e anniversaire puisque c'est un peu votre marque de commerce ce type de photo que j'apprécie particulièrement. Je vous souhaite une belle journée. Salutations.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-15 6:45
Congratulations for completing a decade in TE. I salute.
Such a perfectly symmetrical photo is not seen often. The lines, both vertical and horizontal, created a unique perspective. Though the weather was challenging, colors are great in this 'perfect' composition.
A wonderful presentation to celebrate the tenth.
With best regards,
kabel (1385) 2013-12-15 7:48
Hello, congratulations on ten years here on TE. This is a great site for sharing photographs and I share your enthusiasm too.
Your image is wonderful as a reflection in the canal and the symmetry too is wonderful. It is a moody image and that is part of its allure.
Great image... Good luck in the next ten years...
Hansaphotos (6255) 2013-12-15 7:49
Congratulations for you ten years here at TE! A typical "JHM-pictue" works indeed very well for this anniversary. A fine symmetrical composition with great perspective and fine colours. The mist creates a nice atmosphere. Excellent! Thanks.
Noel_Byrne (16281) 2013-12-15 7:58
10 years of sharing your world is a momentous thing, and I offer my congratulations. I know I'm a newbie here, and have only enjoyed a couple of years of your gallery, but what I have seen has taught me about the world, and about photography so as well as congratulations, I also say a sincere thank you.
And what a beauty of a shot to celebrate too, as the scene reaches on and on into the distance, with the perfect symmetry and calm reflection. Quite apt and similar to an experience on Trekeath :)
Best wishes from Ireland
grigand (19253) 2013-12-15 7:58
Congratulation for 10 years to TE !
Excellent picture, I like a simmetry and light
holmertz (33567) 2013-12-15 8:38
Congratulations on your jubilee. Ten years is a long time and you celebrate them well with this photo which is quite typical of your style and permanent high quality. The trees are very nicely mirrored in the canal, but the symmetry of the photo is so great that the two sides seem to mirror each other. This is a photo with a superb depth and very good light and colours, despite the dull and hazy day.
Subhogen (3230) 2013-12-15 8:55
A perfect example of depth, perspective and symmetry. The trees seem to do on and on. The reflections appears to be coinciding with the original trees on the horizon. Absolutely marvelous image you have posted to mark your 10th anniversary on TE.
Congratulations and very well done!
chrislo (3351) 2013-12-15 13:54
Van harte gefeliciteerd voor je doorzettingsvermogen en bedankt voor de mooie foto’s die je ons al die jaren hebt laten zien. Je behoorde tot de pioniers en je bent nu een pijler geworden van deze site. Dankzij jou hebben veel mensen kennis kunnen maken met je mooie streek en hebben ook van je talent van fotograaf kunnen genieten. Ik denk dat je naam voor altijd verbonden zal blijven onder andere aan die kanalen van Vlaanderen die je zo mooi in beeld hebt gebracht. Dit is er weer zo een, met die lange bomenrijen die het oog naar de oneindigheid leiden. Zeer mooi genomen door het juiste standpunt om zo de diepte te bereiken en een mooie symmetrie te creëren. De zachte contrasten en heerlijke reflectie in het water geven aan deze foto een goede aantrekkingskracht. Nog een heel dikke proficiat met je tiende verjaardag op TE, en hopelijk mogen we nog lang genieten van je mooie plaatjes.
worldcitizen (6025) 2013-12-15 14:03
Happy TE anniversary! This is definitely a view that you are known for, and it's always nice to see another version. The symmetry and depth are great. I also like the reflections and the empty central space between the two rows of trees. Here's to ten more years! :-)
hidibyendu (871) 2013-12-15 14:51
Many congratulations on completing 10 years in our favorite TE. Yes, even I also saw many people leaving TE, may be due to some reason. I liked such a beautiful note. I am here for may be 2 years and saw you are the veteran and helpful. You do comment and help novices like me with good suggestions. Thanks for those.
This is a "trademark John" photo. Those excellent perspectives, misty weather and excellent clarity is nothing new to you.
Waylim (24360) 2013-12-15 15:46
10 years is a long time and many picture shared. thank you for that and congratulations. You have also seen the best of time and the not so good time here.
Once again a very classic landscape of beautiful photos in your gallery, even if it doesn't have the typical blue sky and light. But this depict the mood of the winter day very well before everything is frozen. Excellent POV that put us in the middle of it all and lead us in with the canal and tree lines.
Sonata11 (31883) 2013-12-15 18:14
lovely composition with beautiful nature with fantastic perspective and great POV, super sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done.
All the best, Barbara
Nicou (109778) 2013-12-15 19:41
toutes mes félicitation pour cet anniversaire 10 ans c'est merveilleux et quelle belle galerie un fidèle des fidèles, sueprbe et en compliment cette iamge avec la perspective, les reflet la vue en fond fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
Alco (5874) 2013-12-15 20:21
Congratulations and thank you very much for all these beautiful pictures you have offered to us during all these years.I think this place has always been one of your favourite places for your photographs.The same place but always a personnal touch for a different picture every time by the master you are.Beautiful composition and perspective.Nice tree lines joining the fog in the background.Very well done.TFS.
jjcordier (69639) 2013-12-15 22:13
Un de tes sujets de prédilection qui s'imposait pour saluer tes 10 ans de présence active sur le site (tu es peut-être bien maintenant le doyen de ceux qui postent encore?). Superbe perspective avec ce point de fuite très éloigné....comme un symbole pour signifier les longues années pendant lesquelles tu vas encore partager tes belles photos avec nous!
mesutilgim (75604) 2013-12-16 3:35
Happy birthday dear John !!
TE is a place where you can enjoy many friendships, many great photographic Works and of course if you have an open eye and mind you can learn many many new things from all over of our globus.
This capture from Flandres is also a topclass work in your gallery and withou question, worth of many many green smilies !
Happy to be here and happy to have learned you !
TFS and have a nice week
macjake (48363) 2013-12-16 4:00
congrats on reaching such a mileston on TE, and i thank you for being so Loyal as well.
I enjoyed reading your note too, well done.
and you couldn't have picked a better subject too.
love these long canals with the tree lines fading away into the bg.
trevormoffiet (1796) 2013-12-16 4:19
Congrats on your ten years on TE. You are a real stayer. Posting images on TE is not a trivial exercise. I know that you critique freely with no expectations. I have enjoyed your images from my first day.
eldancer1 (22463) 2013-12-16 10:43
Congratulations on your 10th year on TE! You posted wonderful and impressive photos. This is an awesome photograph for the milestone. I like the effect of the mist on the mood. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Miguel82 (16570) 2013-12-16 13:51
Dear John, 10 years on Te it's just amazing, your gallery is fantastic and you are a proof of longevity on the photo site. this photo is true to your own style, deep field of vision, large perspective, excellent hues and high definition, bravo, the 100 points on that shot is from me! with respect
TekAli (1322) 2013-12-16 14:27
Kadraj yerleşiminden başlamakta fayda var kadraj derinliği çok güzel sağlamış.
Köşelerin ve ufuk noktasının birleşimi harika olmuş.
Hava şartları dışında bu fotoğrafa söylenecek fazla bir söz yok.
Çok nefis bir kompozisyon ve sunum olmuş tebrikler Jhm.
omid266 (1535) 2013-12-16 19:42
Hi , Salam dear friend , John ,
********* Congratulations, John for your Joining TE ! **********
Thanks alot for your hopeful notes ,
Also for your beautiful fotos , like this pic.
from Belgium ,
** LET PEACE And LOVE PREVAIL IN THE WORLD ! ***
Omid from I.R.I
Fis2 (78834) 2013-12-17 6:43
My congratulations ten year in TE!!!
This place already know ;)
Excellent frame and perspective.
Beautiful colors and reflection.
cebe (1459) 2013-12-17 9:03
Hello John. Here's a very fine canal photo. Nice with the perfect symmetry and the slightly foggy atmosphere. Somewhat nostalgic mood. Really enjoyable photo, and likely representative of that part of Belgium. Nice also to read your note and learn some more about you. Congratulations for the milestone. Best regards, Claude.
kato (10597) 2013-12-17 9:24
Congratulations to your ten years on TE! So, you offered to us many excellent photographs on TE and you are always a good man with deep consideration nd gentleness. Anyway, you're capturing well this by a good composition with the symmetry, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm/straight canal and winter grove of both sides. It's also tasteful for misty atmosphere. And, the reflection projected to the canal draws out a good effect.
ktanska (23164) 2013-12-17 11:40
It is an iconic view from Belgian canal. You have made this famous, and as such this is very appropriate shot to celebrate 10 years in TE! I've seen the oldest images gere were uploaded in late 2002, but I don't remember many having been active here longer than you.
Learning about the work through photography is still a premium idea, and that works for both of us whether we travel or not.
TRB (13273) 2013-12-17 13:45
Perspective, clarity, reflection, depth is excellent.
A great image, artfully shot.
very nice image.
elenimavrandoni (11137) 2013-12-17 20:02
John, the perfect picture to celebrate your fabulous anniversary!!Loyal to your hobby and to your commitment to TE, you are the people's choice and this is your best reward!!wishing you all the nice things for the holidays and wishing you to many more years to come with more beautiful pictures!!
all the best
adidas5nb (3961) 2013-12-17 20:11
such a nice and simple pic,yet it so very attractive.great effect created by the converging lines.love the bands here.nicely thought out.
subhendu_bagchi (23699) 2013-12-18 0:12
CONGRATS for this gala 10years. Your shots are delivers us a great happiness every time. Excellent quality pictures in there long 10years. I don't know if anyone present here or not with such 10years experience without any break. Great achievement indeed. In this special occation you presented a superb quality image which is I think flawless. Great one. No more world for this excellent photograph. Superb shot. Tfs.
COSTANTINO (46544) 2013-12-18 3:58
Hello my friend
many wishes for your 10 years in TE
MANY WISHES FOR MORE AND MORE AND MORE
new photos thanks for sharing with us
your experience your imagination and
this shot has the perfect sharpness
and your stamp of art
looking at this shot carefully
everybody can understand that it
is yours because you have your personal
rychem (15484) 2013-12-18 6:12
Congratulations on your 10 years on TE :)
You celebrate it with a wonderful photo, compliments
abmdsudi (35378) 2013-12-18 6:24
That's tranquil beauty! The fog is heavy making the far bg simply is invisible but the varying density of the fog creates a very interesting effect on this. Really like this - fabulous tones, great depth and perspective and I love the simplicity of dead centre-symmetrical compo and the slightly surreal statement. There's a good balance of strong lines - the dark upright tree rows on both sides and the lines of the canal banks, the calm water is an added value to the shot. Fab shot to share and congrats on your 10th anniv. Congrats
Graal (93630) 2013-12-18 8:42
congratulations on your anniversary! Superb result. I wish you next 10 or more.
Photo is very nice. Beautiful perspective, nice view of canal between the rows of trees. I like it a lot.
Have a nice evening.
mcmtanyel (7359) 2013-12-18 10:24
Happy 10th Anniversary, belatedly! This is a very appropriate image to celebrate a special occasion, with (almost) perfect symmetry, great reflections and a bit of mist to add some mystery.
To many more years,
resat1972 (6674) 2013-12-18 12:23
Good Evening John
I congratulate your tenth year of
I wish you many more to the tenth snake
a great photo tenth successful year
Hope to see you here again in the twentieth year
Greetings from Istanbul
bema (26205) 2013-12-18 12:27
Good evening dear John,
has been always a pleasure to look at your excellent Gallery in the last years, so congratulations from me too.. and may you have still some more years here!
have a nice evening, see you around, cheers Bernd
jcpix (8380) 2013-12-18 16:19
Wow, ten years John...congratulations, that's fantastic! What an accomplishment to have been so true and loyal here, it's something we can all admire and aspire to achieve. Your note is very well written and expressed, and carries with it a lot of proud tradition. You've given us newcomers much inspiration and helpful advice, I hope for many more years to come! :)
A most fitting image to mark the anniversary, not only are these canal shots a trademark, but this composition with its reflection has created an "X," which of course is the Roman numeral for "10." Brilliant! Thanks for sharing your lovely work. Take good care. Happy holidays.
My friendliest wishes,
mirosu (10224) 2013-12-18 22:48
Superb symmetrical composition with excellent perspective. I like the view along the water channel accompanied by superb tree alee. The reflections in water add nice hue to the scene.
tyro (16780) 2013-12-19 5:23
How wonderful that you can now celebrate ten years of active contribution to TrekEarth! And how appropriate is this photograph as we all remember you particularly for your delightful pictures of canals.
During those ten years (though I have only been a member a mere seven years) you have been an inspiraion to us all, not only by way of your wonderfully compelling photographs but also by your interesting and informative notes and, perhaps most importantly, through your sympathetic, in-depth and helpful critiques which have been so supportive and inspiring to other members.
And this is a beautiful symmetrical composition taken in lovely light, the background mist adding to the atmosphere and with perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
ChrisJ (92167) 2013-12-19 10:37
This would also look great in black and white owing to the pastel colours. Good sharpness and wonderful symmetrical reflections. I like the diminishing linear perspective offered by the dual sides of the canal as well as the superb repetition of the gaunt dark trees. The fog adds mood. Tfs!
EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-12-19 10:43
This is a fine image, John, fit for any wall in any museum or fine home anywhere in the world. It even brings a subtle chuckle, as it appears that you had to be standing in the middle of the canal to shoot this! (I trust there was a small bridge -- at least, I hope there was!)
But MORE IMPORTANTLY -- HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your ten years here. You are one of the true lions of TE; it is always a joy to see your work and an honor to hear your comments on mine.
Have a wonderful holiday season.
clic (13006) 2013-12-19 16:15
Modeled as your well-tempered mind and moral rectitude, I see the infinite perspective of symmetry prompting to introspection!
krzychu30 (14412) 2013-12-20 1:32
my belated but Best Congratulations to your 10th anniversary on TE!(I was ill,so did not spend much time at computer)
The scene you´ve decided to present is appropriate and very meaningful(we can discover its meaning individually).For me it´s like a metaphor of your long journey on TE.Long,straight road without an end.
Once again my Best Wishes to You!
jemaflor (76660) 2013-12-20 7:53
Bravo for yout years on TE and all your well managed photo, this one is also very well made, I like the great depth and the symmetry, tfs.
rigoletto (33751) 2013-12-20 23:14
hello john dede :)
yes, as many people notice, you are "Mr. TE" for most of us. i cannot really think about TE without your photos from those canals, and whenever i see them, i think of your photos. thanks for supporting the TE spirit and becoming one of the symbols of TE for ten years!
carlo62 (22407) 2013-12-21 1:25
mi dispiace festeggiare i tuoi 10 anni in ritardo, purtroppo gli impegni mi hanno distratto troppo.
La foto è emblematica, racchiude la tua bravura nelle composizione, il tuo paese e la lunghezza dei 10 anni su TE, ma come vedi, il percorso è ancora lungo e dovrai allietarci con le tue foto per molti altri anni.
Complimenti per i tuoi lavori passati, per la longevità fotografica e per i tuoi lavori futuri.
halikarnas (6077) 2013-12-22 8:11
Büyüklüğünü gene gösterdin.
Fotoğraf gene bir ders niteliğinde.
Sağlıklı NOEL'ler ve yıllar diliyorum.
adores (32204) 2013-12-22 17:52
Congratulations! Ten years is really a long time:)! Hope you keep posting for many, many years! And what a great shot to celebrate, this pov is great and the canal seems endless - fantastic dof and winter atmosphere!
jmdias (49701) 2013-12-23 15:38
from my window I can see the sunrise every morning and I frequently take images of the show, even after so many years. I guess it is the same between you and this marvelous canal. each image from it is similar with the previous one, but at same time very different. TFS and congratulations by your 10th year here.
claudeD (28289) 2013-12-24 7:58
all my compliments for ten years here on TE. Please continue to realize such interesting pictures and share them all with us here on this site.
Like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
All my best wishes for Xmas to you and your family
adramad (32927) 2013-12-24 8:28
First of all, congratulations on ten years in TE, making us enjoy of your wonderful work, I hope we continue to share many more years.
As for the image, a beauty of landscape, with the winter charm, the channel and the lines of trees, giving a superb perspective to the composition.
Very good color in natural tones.
Magnificent .... both brightness and sharpness.
Well captured. I Like
I wish you a Merry Christmas in the company of family and friends.
All the best to you.
Silvio1953 (109385) 2013-12-25 1:01
Ciao John, congratulations for your ten year on TE annd thanks for all your beautiful photo and for your friendship, great view of lovely place, fascinating reflections, fantastic perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas to you and your family, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (28039) 2013-12-25 12:34
beautiful photograph, great choice to celebrate the amazing anniversary. Your gallery was and is always an inspiration for me. You are able to find so many beautiful spots not even traveling to remote destinations. You are of course also lucky to live in a beautiful country full of lovely cities.
Excellent composition here the symmetry works perfect here.
Great atmosphere with the fog.
Have a happy New Year!
photoray (7970) 2013-12-26 19:13
An excellent image to celebrate your 10th TE anniversary, the mesmerizing parallel line of trees without leaves mirrored in the canal, and fading into the distant center.
PS: I remember a decline in TE photographers when the site starting adding commercial advertisements.
mohammad_H (7942) 2013-12-28 8:06
Happy New Year
I hope you have a good year with success
Beautiful, and the trees reflecting in the water, the right angle
A good resolution
bona (11861) 2014-01-05 11:48
as always you bring to us lovely photos of Flanders. This one have a wonderful depth of field and the simetry is fantastic.
Well done my friend.
Have a nice day.
josepmarin (57073) 2014-01-08 2:20
I'm sorry for the delay, but I must congratulate you by your 10th anniversary in the site. Ten years to share your good photographic work with us, by means of a remarkable gallery.
In this composition for to celebrate this event, you offers us a fantastic view of the canal, with a nice play of reflections and a very deep perspective, with a symmetrical escape of lines.
The misty atmosphere of a cloudy day adds a beautiful touch at the photo.
A great work, my friend.
Happy and Healthy New Year!
carper (96) 2014-01-08 10:39
Ik sta ook nog steeds als lid te boek, maarja we weten allemaal hoe dat kwam dat ik er niets meer op heb staan. mooie klassieker John.
Kielia (21953) 2014-01-09 8:47
congratulations, what an amazing achievement and it's been fun getting to know you and viewing your lovely work. I hope to see you here for many years more. Very fitting that you included a canal in this shot. The composition is excellent – as usual. My compliments also for the notes!
Hanssie (10131) 2014-02-15 2:33
10 JAAR !
Hartelijk gefelicteerd, John, met deze mijlpaal
en..... een echte JHM als foto, met perspectief,
zoals ik dat van u gewend ben.
Het blijen mooie foto's !
branley (3681) 2014-02-25 0:40
It would seem I am a little late in congratulating you on your 10 years on TE John, nevertheless it is a mighty milestone for you, a stalwart of the site and your canal shots are, to me, your signature shots, instantly recognisable. You supported me here on TE, then on Flickr and now on Ipernity for which I thank you from the bottom of my heart, you are a good friend.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (130684)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-14 23:33
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