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Thank you very much for your visit for my ten year TE.
Now the starting year eleven, and hoping that everyone remains may continue healthy, but also regular brings, a visit to the members of TE, comment is always pleasant for read.
These picture has been, three year ago in Maldegem Sint Anna park, a lovely park for a stroll between the a lot nice green forests.
This small bridge find you between two parks, alone for runners, walkers and bikers but very slow for the children
The level gradients of Meetjesland are home to a network
of cycling routes with various junctions, just like the rest of Flanders.
The assets of our cycling network are the landscape, the level gradients of the region and the fine selection of pleasant cycling tours often on little roads
with barely any traffic.
We are located between Ghent, Bruges and the coast of Zeelandic Flanders just across the border from the Netherlands, which is an additional asset.
The large canals in our region are an added attraction.
Along these canals are magnificent cycling routes, with miles of easy cycling without ever coming across even a single car.
We call these our ‘cycling highways’. You can outline your routes yourself on our cycling network map, guaranteeing peace and quite and many different routes.
You can also easily connect to the Meetjesland Cycling network from the centre of Ghent.
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jjcordier (74512) 2013-12-20 23:12
Très jolie composition hivernale avec une belle lumière venant "caresser" la couche de neige fraîche sur les branches.
pajaran (49630) 2013-12-20 23:13
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep trenutak ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto pokriveno snegom.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
irek1 (823) 2013-12-20 23:48
I see winter time on your picture and it's great. The atmosphere is absolutely perfect, like a Christmas card. Nice perspective, a lot of snow and lovely small bridge.
Very Happy Christmas, John! - greetings from Poland.
papagolf21 (83996) 2013-12-21 0:08
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Le bonheur est comme la neige : il est doux, il est pur et... il fond.
Très belle mise en image de ce pont bénéficiant d'un environnement de toute beauté.
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2013-12-21 0:21
If it looks and feels like Christmas, then it must be Christmas. So John, Merry Christmas!
mesutilgim (81344) 2013-12-21 0:24
Hello dear John,
Good start fro the 11th year at TE !!!
Soon you'll suceed that I'll give up my Nikon and switch over to Canon :-)
Another topclass wintery scenery in your gallery with very nice wintery light and good layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
PaulVDV (21127) 2013-12-21 1:12
Je droomt van een witte Kerst maar de weersvoorspelling zegt dat het gaat regenen.
Een mooi besneeuwd landschap en de zon zorgt voor een prachtig licht.
Aantrekkelijke compositie en een uitstekende scherpte.
Vrolijk Kerstfeest, Paul
carlo62 (29395) 2013-12-21 1:29
come vedi non mi sbagliavo, questa è la prima foto dei secondi 10 anni.....
Eccellente composizione, la luce è molto bella e il paesaggio è perfettamente in linea con il periodo.
timecapturer (46465) 2013-12-21 2:27
an enticing and beautiful snowy scene this. The light management here is wonderful, with no burn out of colours or textures so that we feel the cold, yet also can marvel at nature's sugar dusting. Exquisite!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
ikeharel (54117) 2013-12-21 2:28
Heavy winter snowfall of 3 years ago, John.
An impressive view how the snow "grew" on trees.
we had snow last week on the mountains, heavy especially in Jerusalem - but we did not go to see this unique phenomenon in israel - too cold!
Have a nice weekend, and Merry Christmas.
snunney (80619) 2013-12-21 2:35
This would make a lovely Christmas card. Very well composed and perfectly exposed despite all the white stuff. I like the light and the pleasant tonal palette. Clarity is top class.
annjackman (18453) 2013-12-21 2:36
I see that this was taken three years ago in lovely snowy conditions. We have had no snow in the south of England yet this year - perhaps it is the same for you.
The wooden bridge and fence give some useful lines for the eye to follow. Beautifully framed with the snow-laden branches.
Kind Regards, Ann
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-21 2:49
This is a lovely winter scene you present here.
I like the composition and how you frame your photo with the bridge railings.
The atmosphere looks calm and peaceful, where we will hear only the falling snow perhaps.
An excellent wallpaper shot...with rich clarity and light. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend.
Buin (42262) 2013-12-21 2:52
A wonderful sight - and a really "christmassy" one. A place to feel good, to have a walk. This view along the bridge works very well in the photo.
Well, this year we will not have this splendour.
Greetings from today sunny Westphalia!Have a nice weekend!
cornejo (29317) 2013-12-21 3:11
Hi John, very good shot of this, very well composed and captured in this excellent picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color pretty picture of winter. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday. (Merry Christmas).
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Romano46 (16584) 2013-12-21 3:13
la neve rende tutto particolarmente affascinante e questo ponticello che in estate forse passerebbe inosservato si trasforma in una angolo di fiaba, anche per via della bella luce che illumina la scena.
Una composizione eccellente, ma, particolarmente curata la scena nei minimi dettagli con uan esposizione perfetta ed un dosaggio particolarmente curato del contrasto e della luce.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon fine settimana
sabermonajati (9023) 2013-12-21 3:36
pleasant snowy space you captured.
janneman (2508) 2013-12-21 3:44
Proficiat met 10 jaar fabuleuze bijdragen aan deze site!!
Als zo vaak ook nu weer een heerlijk perspectief. Een ogenschijnlijk onbeduidend uithoekje van de ze wereld mooi weer gegeven. het licht dat een zacht roze gloed geeft op de brug is prachtig!!
holmertz (38607) 2013-12-21 4:37
The small bridge looks like a tunnel with a roof of branches heavily loaded with snow. It is clear that this was taken a few years ago, because I don't think you have as much snow this time. At least in southern Sweden there is no snow at all.
This looks like a typical traditional Christmas card, so I tke the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
pierrefonds (55684) 2013-12-21 5:22
The length of the bridge is giving depth to the composition. The snow on the trees has a special effect on the scene. The reflection of the light on the snow is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (18387) 2013-12-21 5:38
A wiondeful winter picture with the mix of snow and greenery having a fight. The path through the bridge gives deepness and the winter light gives natural colors for an image of very good quality.
Sergiom (56521) 2013-12-21 6:16
Une belle photo pour le temps des fêtes. Le regard suit naturellement le petit sentier en passant sous les branches d'arbres chargées de neige. J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui se dégage.
kato (11630) 2013-12-21 6:22
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the lovely bridge and trees covered to the snow. It's also impressive in tasteful fence.
saxo042 (37054) 2013-12-21 6:45
This is a very beautiful Christmas card! I guess you do not have any snow this year... A really well composed picture.
Didi (55499) 2013-12-21 7:00
Bonjour mon ami
Belle image d'hiver avec une intéressante perspective sur le petit pont
TRB (13709) 2013-12-21 7:27
a wonderful winter landscape.
excellent exposure, superb picture.
I like very, very nice framing
worldcitizen (6647) 2013-12-21 8:25
What a lovely winter scene! Snow look so beautiful in a park, but here in the city it can be quite messy. :-) I like your placement of the fence and small bridge in the foreground. We are invited to walk over the bridge and find out what lies ahead. Have a very Merry Christmas!
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-12-21 9:16
Great show of snow on the branches and the bridge.I love the frame full of snow.The bridge opens a way to the other side and that looks more prophetic.A spectacle which can touch the heart of any human.Excellent presentation Sir.TFS.
Regards and Happy Xmas,
mcmtanyel (11589) 2013-12-21 10:32
A beautiful winter scene that warrants the use of color. As usual, you are showing a good example for perspective. The path that starts with the bridge is leading our eyes away into the woods, inviting us into the scenery.
hidibyendu (871) 2013-12-21 19:02
Something different from your trademark shots. And it went well. Excellent snowy shot with good light management. Very well composed.
I can see viewers and contributors in TE has reduced by significant numbers, probably. What do you think, John?
Alco (6758) 2013-12-21 21:04
Very nice winter scene with all that fresh snow covering the trees.I like the vanishing point created by that small bridge.The light is perfectly managed and the details are very well rendered.Magnificent colors.Very well done.TFS.
COSTANTINO (52812) 2013-12-21 23:04
amazing winter snowy shot
I love this romantic scenery
with the thick snowy carpet
roma ntic atmosphere necessay
for our Christmas days
I could say it is a real
have a nice Sunday
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-12-21 23:21
You presented us the beauty of winter in a pleasant way. Very good exposure and atmosphere!
parvatibb (1383) 2013-12-22 2:44
first of all I would like to congrat you for your 10 year! I belive many more will come :)
It is a a beautiful winter scene. like postcard. would like to cycle through the park. never cycle through snow.
have a great Sunday,
ourania (28300) 2013-12-22 4:10
this must be part of a very pleasant cycling route, its winter aspect is freezing but delightful as well. I like very much the depth and perspective that continue way beyond the bridge. You have moderated the variations between light and shadow and the luminosity of the overwhelming whites in a wonderful way. Excellent rendering of details, great balance, mild and bright tones make this photo so lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful, cozy Christmas!
Fis2 (83164) 2013-12-22 5:14
Also Merry Christmas for you and your family.
Wonderful winter climate.
I like POV and colors.
Nicou (118090) 2013-12-22 5:52
Pareillement merci de belles fêtes de noël,
Superbe image avec la neige qui recouvre le tout cette végétation toute recouverte se sont des moments magiques et ce ponton avec la barrière splendide.
Belle fêtes et merci.
Noel_Byrne (22102) 2013-12-22 6:47
You have brought me to Narnia with this photo! I feel if I step across that bridge it would be into another world of fauns and ice queens and giant lions :) A beautiful and very inviting winter scene, the tones of green both in the trees and on the bridge being a beautiful contrast to the ice white conditions.
A very happy Christmas to you and yours!
All the best
UlfE (14641) 2013-12-22 7:17
Very nice wintry scene. As aways excellent lighting and very well-composed. The small bridge is well postioned and you feel for crossing the bride and have a look at the other side when you look at the photo. TFS and Merry Christmas!
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-12-22 7:18
ohh,this scene seen through your lens seems to me more like scene from some kind of fairytale.Picturesque,beautiful and so dreamlike!
It conveys so well the Christmas mood!
I like the way you composed the scene,but also the light and how you processed the image.The graphics is truly delightful!
My Best Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You and your family
omid266 (3641) 2013-12-22 7:22
خیلی زیباست / موفق باشی
Salam dear John *
This picture , i think is from Paradise !
Like dreams ,
Thanks for sharing us ,
God Save You !
*** LET PEACE And LOVE PREVAIL IN THE WORLD . ***
O.K from I.R.I
resat1972 (7316) 2013-12-22 10:36
Good Evening John
a beautiful photo from the archive
beautiful snowed in 2010
a beautiful landscape and a marvelous composition
There are many fine details. very good clarity and sharpness
greeting from İstanbul
Waylim (25172) 2013-12-22 18:44
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
This winter photo give the feeling of a charming place to spend the holiday with the cold crisp air, but warm and cozy room with all the food and drinks. The light is beautiful here with soft blue and side light illuminated the winter wonderland so nicely.
Thank you john for all the wonderful image through the year and for being around still.
bona (12387) 2013-12-23 4:55
11 years! It is a great mark. Congrats. I hope I can still visting your gallery for other years. Lovely place with all this snow, I think it was a very cold day.
Merry Christmas for you and your family and Happy New Year.
boa (5845) 2013-12-23 8:18
wonderful winter shot captured a nice winter day. The snow in the trees create a good winter atmosphere, it is like a Christmas card:)Tfs!
Merry Christmas for you and your family.
rychem (20815) 2013-12-23 8:29
Fantastic winter photo with perfect composition and great management of light.
A Merry Christmas to you and your family
danos (84315) 2013-12-23 9:06
nice the view of the snowy area,with the small bridge to adds depth and perspective in the scene.I like the excellent presentation as the light management of it.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year,Danos
macjake (54000) 2013-12-23 9:57
if you can't find long lines in the canals, you can find long lines in the bridge :)
really enjoy the wintery type of scene, especially with the snow and the blue tones.
chrislo (4151) 2013-12-23 15:03
We zijn net met de winter begonnen, maar voorlopig geen sneeuw in zicht. Vannacht alleen heel veel wind, 110 km/u ! Ja, sneeuw levert wel de gelegenheid om mooie foto's te maken, en je hebt er duidelijk van genoten. Ook in de winter is er nog genoeg kleur voor wie het wil zien. Heel mooi dat besneeuwde landschap met de brug die ons de foto in leidt en ons uitnodigt om ze over te steken. Hierin zit een mooie analogie met het nieuwe jaar dat we achter ons laten om het nieuwe jaar in te stappen. Ik vind die bomen zo mooi met de sneeuw die de takken bedekt. Dit heb je bijzonder mooi in het beeld gezet. Prima winterplaat. Erg mooi gedaan, John.
Ik wens je een heel prettig kerstfeest en een gelukkig en gezond 2014 met alleen maar goede dingen.
subhendu_bagchi (25398) 2013-12-24 1:21
a beautiful view. Captured nicely with excellent depth and sharpness. The snow covered land and trees created here a superb atmosphere. Great composition. Tfs.
daddo (23104) 2013-12-24 4:06
Hi John. How I wish to spend at least one white Christmas! We are expecting 31 Celsius on Christmas Day. I love the light and the details in your image. Best wishes for this festive season and a healthy and satisfying new year to you and family. Klaudio.
ChrisJ (95100) 2013-12-24 8:37
I like the subtle warm cold color contrast between the blue grey snow and the pale red railings of the bridge as well as the yellow green tree trunks. Looks like a Christmas card scene and speaking of which, Merry Christmas!
npecanhuk (62498) 2013-12-24 20:30
Hi John! Lovely and beautiful winter picture! Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me! Tfs! Merry Christmas! Neyvan
yquem46 (38382) 2013-12-25 3:31
Makes me think of the old Xmas postcards that we used to receive long ago when we were young !
merry Xmas to you and your family
eldancer1 (26056) 2013-12-25 7:32
Beautiful winter scene! I wish we get more snow in Las Vegas, hopefully in January. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-25 8:08
Wish you a very happy Christmas sir.
This a fantastic shot. Snow covered trees are rarely portrayed in such lively fashion. Wonderful use of light and composition have done the trick. Vertical lines of the fence and the bridge - have been used excellently.
A superb opening of the eleventh year. Great!
With best regards,
jmdias (53503) 2013-12-25 13:20
a marvelous angle catching well the structures of this bridge, the texture of the snow in the branches and a soft light. precious moment of nature. TFS.
lousat (73903) 2013-12-25 13:29
Salut John,on doit aller a rechercher dans l'archive pour trouver de la neige..ehhe...une composition tres tres jolie,parfaicte pour les jours de Noel,qualite' au top comme d'habitude.Mes meilleurs voeux a toi et ta famille et merci,Luciano
Graal (95982) 2013-12-26 1:24
very nice winter image. Good composition. A small bridge is here attractive under the trees and snow. Pleasant delicacy pastel colors. Photo I like.
Have a nice day, end of year and perfect health!
Silvio1953 (118221) 2013-12-26 2:05
Ciao John, fascinating winter view, relaxing atmosphere, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
serp2000 (38828) 2013-12-26 12:14
I've heard another weather report from the Western Europa for last days. )) And we really have got the snow covered areas and trees. Although we wait for +1 C tomorrow... So strange winter. I like this clever composition with perfect DoF, and good mood.
Well, I am going to your site just now.
Best wishes and Happy New Year!
abmdsudi (41188) 2013-12-26 18:50
A bitter cold landscape nicely composed with the bridge providing a smooth lead extending the depth, the exposure control is spot on, well detailed and the lovely touch of warm light adding the punch to the composition. You're really making the most of your snow opportunities and the execution is seamless! Congrats
halikarnas (6615) 2013-12-28 3:43
Karda bile detaylar net,tabii bu ustalıkla meseleyi haletmişsin.
Tebrikler,sağlıklı yeni yıllar.
mirosu (12754) 2013-12-29 9:01
After very long journey and even longer after-journey recovery I’m again able to view and comment all the beautiful TE photographs.
Beautiful winter photo. The well balanced picture composition with the bridge on the right side is superb. The light is very good. Very well done.
Wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
SWISS ALPS ROADS
adramad (36271) 2013-12-29 11:52
Delicious and stunning image that conveys the charm and beauty of winter, forgetting the problems that brings the snow ... Great POV with the bridge on one side of the image, allowing us to see the abundant snow covered trees.
Very good sharpness and brightness.
Good job. I love it.
Have a good day.
jcpix (12534) 2013-12-29 16:43
I'm afraid I didn't see this in time, your note wishing good health may have kept me from getting sick over the last few days!? :) I recently returned back to Arizona after spending Christmas back home with my family and was able to enjoy many places around town with scenery and weather such as this. As cold as it may have been, I now wish to go back after viewing this picture. :) A beautiful and peaceful winter setting with soft sunshine for that added touch of charm and illumination. Lovely faint colors mixed underneath the snow covered setting, with detail and focus throughout. A great way to kick off another year!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year! My friendliest regards,
zoomer (6) 2013-12-30 11:57
Hello,lovely and attractive scene with magical light and colors like out of a fairy tale.I wish you and yours a rewarding 2014 too,Wolf.
emka (75045) 2013-12-30 23:52
hello John, like in other places too, probably now snow i n your area and you have to look for some winter shots in your archive. marvelous composition with the small bridge and trees and bushes cowered with fresh snow.
I wish you and your family healthy, happy and prosperous New Year
tyro (19254) 2013-12-31 11:56
I think that, like us, you have not had much snow yet this year. I see that this picture was taken in December, 2010 when we all had very much more snow!
This is a beautifully presented and composed photograph with lovely light and fine colours. I like how the viewer has a choice here - to follow straight ahead across the little bridge or to follow the fence to the left. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Have a Wonderful New Year!
mkamionka (29748) 2014-01-02 14:09
beautiful winter atmosphere. I like the abundant snow which makes a wonderful decoration here. You have well used the bridge and the fence to add some geometrical shapes and lines. Great effect, very well done!
Happy New Year!
carper (96) 2014-01-08 10:41
fraaie winterplaat, ze zeggen dat het volgende week gaat sneeuwen,
nou om eerliojk te zijn van mij hoeft het niet zo. ja oke voor een paar mooie plaatjes misschien zoals deze, goede foto John.
Angshu (55035) 2014-01-08 20:52
A fine winterscape with the perspective created by the bridge. Like the frosted trees which create a nice visual spectacle. The mellow light creates a lovely scene
PS : Wish you & your loved ones a very healthy & happy 2014
Miguel82 (21718) 2014-01-15 14:38
Dear John, I like that wooden footbridge with a light layer of snow, high resolution, a simple and pleasant capture, see you
Hanssie (10375) 2014-02-15 2:35
Een zeer sterke compositie met deze brug.
De winter doet het goed hier maar zoals
in uw tekst, niet vandaag de dag, de winter
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-02-18 15:14
John, what a romantic place and image!! a perfect harmony and a very poetic scenery!!the snow is simply stunning!!
branley (3681) 2014-02-25 0:43
A beautifully balanced image and wonderfully exposed, not easy sometimes. This is a perfect winter image John, superb.
VarthDader (397) 2014-08-09 12:05
Great white balance and exposure. I always those to be the trickiest things to get right when snow is involved, but you've done a marvellous job.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (136660)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/22, 1/20 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-20 23:08