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These picture has been taken during a bike trip through the lovely are of the small creek area, in Dutch "Krekengebied"
Monday 2012 03.19 a very lovely morning a little bit misty atmosphere, also one degree frost at the ground.
I have truly enjoyed of these early hours in the morning.
Also a wonderful area for photographers for songbirds and water birds.
Thanks for viewing
History of the Creek area;
Nowhere in the Meetjesland the influence of the sea is so palpable as in the creek area. From the 12th century, the sea penetrated in here regularly. It was always new and fertile marine clay layers were deposited and scoured gullies in the landscape. Proof of this can still see the numerous creeks that are usually filled with saline (salt) water. Today it is mainly an agricultural area creeks. However, there are still many valuable pieces of nature. In the reed beds around the creeks as breeding birds typical warbler, birds such as marsh harrier. Many of the grasslands are salty and contain a fauna typical of salt-tolerant species such as glasswort, salt grass, salt marsh, brackish and salty. Birds that breed in wet grasslands that include black-tailed godwit, redshank, avocet and yellow mercury. The limestone dikes inns special species such as marjoram, thunder herb, fine Cranes bill, Agrimony and cat thorn.
There overwinter thousands of white-fronted geese and greylag geese in the polder, and hundreds of small swans and reed geese. Peregrine, hen harrier and Merlin are typical wintering raptors. The largest reserve in the Meetjeslands Creek area is the Leopold Canal. The canal is not only important as (ecological) connection between the Asseneedse creeks and the creeks of St. Laureins. It is both the main artery for drainage within the area. The verges of the Leopold Canal are managed by a shepherd
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besnard (48793) 2012-03-20 0:15
Une belle illustration de l'arrivée du printemps. J'aime au fond la rangée d'arbres qui se laisse deviner dans la brume.
Bien vu et bonne journée.
jusninasirun (17138) 2012-03-20 0:44
this is such an amazing shot with harmonious blue tone. The brown grasses by the water's edge is impressive.
Thanks and kind regards.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-03-20 0:57
tranquilla scena con la striscia dorata di terra che divide l'inquadratura.
Una grande calma quella che traspare dall'immagine che hai splendidamente composto,
hidibyendu (587) 2012-03-20 1:11
Excellent photo. beautiful colors in the morning.
Nice perpective and DOF.
My personal feeling is: the sky has taken a large part of the picture, It could have been reduced.
papagolf21 (76569) 2012-03-20 1:34
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Il émane de cette composition calme et douceur. Le ciel d'un bleu serein, cette langue de terre avec ses bois encore nus et ces eaux calmes contribuent à nous offrir un spectacle de qualité.
Image emplie de poésie.
bukitgolfb301 (30067) 2012-03-20 1:44
Hello my dear John
Great secnery shot again!
Sharp and clear presentation by nice color touch and fine daylight. Outstnding exposure zone.
Sequare fortmat is quite comfortable.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good day!
Takero relaxing a national holiday in Tokyo
Nicou (97727) 2012-03-20 2:17
quelle vue superbe quel calme avec ces tons ces couleur chaude et ce solitaire, le plan bleu, grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (57674) 2012-03-20 3:45
Salut John,une vrai merveille dans sa semplicite'.Quelle composition,tres bien etudiee' et avec un sense magique des espaces et de paix,qualite' des details et couleurs au top..comme d'habitude! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
ChrisJ (86876) 2012-03-20 3:46
I love that yellow strip of dead reeds along the shoreline as they contrast so well against the blue water & sky. Good sharpness & nice graphism of the apparent dead tree at right, which might Spring to life shortly! Tfs!
digbymerry (3998) 2012-03-20 4:05
Beautiful light and colours.
I like the composition too.
jacquest (14152) 2012-03-20 4:07
This is a very nice composition. The distance in the water creates deepness. I like this row of yellow reeds which makes an eye catching division between the water and the land. The colors are very natural and the far away mist creates a special mood.
pierrefonds (48353) 2012-03-20 4:34
The reflections on the water 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 colors of the scenery. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (28341) 2012-03-20 4:43
Fantastic capture of this beautiful charming place with beautiful light blue sky. Wonderfully executed image with great managemnent of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, perspective, POV. Well done. Love it.
All the best,
TopGeo (37994) 2012-03-20 4:52
Excellent photo. beautiful colors in the morning. Absolutely wonderful shot. Good POV, composition. Very nice natural colors. I loved this shot. The blue in the background adds a fine mood.
dale54 (4922) 2012-03-20 5:09
john hello!! oh this is nice,so peacefull feel to it,like your POV too,magic scene! tfs! have a great day! dr
Sergiom (39259) 2012-03-20 6:17
Une belle image romantique. J'aime la composition de l'image, l'arbre sur la droite et la ligne jaune qui traverse en diagonale.
TRB (12323) 2012-03-20 6:40
blue image, reflections and framing are excellent.
Clarity, super light and sharpness.
very nice presentation.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-03-20 7:19
سلام دوست من
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-03-20 7:41
Once again, the photo is of high purity, in a beautiful light. The composition is balanced, pleasant. The picture is sharp and deep. Bravo.
have a nice day
tedesse (22122) 2012-03-20 8:55
Excellent POV and DOF. Wonderful landscape, beautiful colours and light, perfect sharpness.
Very well done.
ikeharel (37356) 2012-03-20 9:06
Thanks John, I appreciate you comment.
A fine photo showing a wide water reservoir, divided by the dike on far, withgreen field just behind, and most amazing the row of naked trees on the horizon - really worth a picture of it's own.
saxo042 (31802) 2012-03-20 10:06
A beautiful and well composed picture with the line of green and yellow at the perfect third, separating the two blue fields here. Interesting to notice the slightly deviation of the blue colours above and below this line. A very calm and peaceful scene!
rychem (9227) 2012-03-20 10:17
Splendid minimalist photo! Excellent colors and composition
mohammad_H (6598) 2012-03-20 10:47
Trees and blue sky reflected in water is so smooth. That will combine with the beauty and scenery. Really beautiful landscape. Registered with the appropriate resolution of the Kurdish
have a nice day
pajaran (36246) 2012-03-20 10:58
Dobro vece, gospodine.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lepo mesti i trenutak, dobra kompozicija.
Dobar ugao, ostrina snimka i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i ribolov.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje sa lepim danima u prolece.
Zeer interessant en een goede tekst met een bepaalde gegevens ...
Mooie plek en tijd, goede compositie.
Goede hoek, scherpte en perspectief, mooie kleuren.
Mooie plek voor vakantie en vissen.
Goede tekst de gegeven gegevens van de gebruikte techniek en elementen van het beeld.
Gezellige avond en veel succes met zonnige dagen in het voorjaar.
Good evening, sir.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Nice place and time, good composition.
Good angle, image sharpness and perspective, beautiful colors.
Nice place for vacation and fishing.
Good text with the given data for the used technique and elements of the image.
Enjoyable evening and all the best with sunny days in spring.
bona (10144) 2012-03-20 11:30
photos like that make me love TE. Are so different places and view from what I'm used to see in my country. I really like this calm place. I like ths history about the creek formation.
siamesa (27449) 2012-03-20 11:34
Boa tarde John
Very beautiful.Simple and with a nice visual effect. Excellent point of view. TFS
Fis2 (73114) 2012-03-20 11:40
Good frame and colors.
rbassin (11129) 2012-03-20 12:56
Elle est magnifique cette photo, presqe minimaliste;
un environnement fait de bleu avec la fine bande de terre: couleur superbe, et très beau graphisme de l'alignement d'arbres à l'horizon.
ybx (251) 2012-03-20 14:32
this is a very relaxing scene, calm water and the sky that is mirrored, nobody in sight and certainly a silence that photography can not be returned.
Very beautiful colors for sky and water, with yellow and green land strip located on the right place, for the best composition.
Thanks for interesting explanation about place and environment.
Best regards & ciao
cornejo (18088) 2012-03-20 15:05
Hi John, excellent composition of this charming and interesting landscape. Very good photo technically excellent, lovely work my friend, congratulations. Good night and happy week. Tfs.
Gigidusud (8078) 2012-03-20 15:52
Beautiful landscape with nice colors and reflections.
Thanks for sharing.
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-03-20 16:14
La superficie blu del lago che fa il paio con quella del cielo, sulle quali si inserisce la striscia gialla che finisce con l'albero sulla destra.
Sempre eccellente la qualità, magnifiche luci e colori.
Un caro abbraccio
Alco (4631) 2012-03-20 20:43
Very nice panoramic picture.I like that long line formed by the grass and the reeds in the middle of the picture.It separates perfectly well the blue of the water and the blue of the sky.I also like that long row of trees in the misty background.Great DOF and beautiful colors.Very well done.
ifege (9440) 2012-03-20 22:54
Beautiful composition and colour with lots of sky which adds to the effect.
kordinator (13411) 2012-03-21 2:46
I like the sharpness and soft colors.
Great place captured from excellent angle.
Great depth of field.
janneman (2202) 2012-03-21 3:04
Hoe een bijna lege foto zo veel kan oproepen.
Prachitge compositie met het afgestorven riet in de voorgrond, het goudkleurige riet en de boom aan de overzijde en de vage bomenrij aan de horizon.
Links een groepje bomen als tegenwicht.
Heel erg mooi!
jjcordier (62344) 2012-03-21 3:06
Très belle photo. Une composition minimaliste mais très réussie et une somptueuse lumière.
josepmarin (55051) 2012-03-21 3:19
I like the dominant blue of this composition, with a few very harmonic tones of the sky and of the water, and with the thin line of the landscape that breaks this graphical harmony, dividing the framing in two differentiated-well parts.
The image is very attractive, has a great light and a few beautiful colors, which provide a high aesthetic quality to the photo.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-03-21 6:13
Ola John ,
Maravilhosa esta paisagem bem calma , bonitos os reflexos na margem deste canal em tons dourados das ervas , mas gostei muito das árvores na linha do horizonte , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
carlo62 (12610) 2012-03-21 6:28
una foto meravigliosa, il blu è stupefacente e la linea di confine è molto bella con l'albero decentrato che riflette.
mursaloglu (8047) 2012-03-21 7:14
Salut dear John
marvelous landscape scene and great peacefull frame. Bravo ihsan
quillo (11840) 2012-03-21 8:44
Hola JHM ....
A simple image but with a strong attraction,
I like the composition with these
two horizontal bands of lake and sky,
the thin line of the horizon with fields and trees,
give a beautiful touch to the composition.
Saludos y feliz tarde.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-21 9:48
I love the simplicity of this picture..simple but very attractive! colors and light are splendid! excellent presentation also! for sure your picture has a very strong feeling !! very well done
vladic (4153) 2012-03-21 12:51
Une belles atmosphères, doux et reposant. Les nuances et les contrastes des couleurs sont magnifiquement mis en valeur de ce coin de paradis. Un grand bol d’oxygène que tu nous proposes là.
chrisvek (5483) 2012-03-21 17:00
Interesting view.Perfect warm colors.Also the reflex of the tree makes the capture more beautiful.The lighting of this picture is great.Nice POV too.TFS
dkmurphys (36819) 2012-03-22 8:02
Superb colored lines of your landscape. Fine atmosphere well seen.
Enjoy a calm evening.
claudeD (24173) 2012-03-22 13:43
Very fine picture with a very good composition and amazing reflections in the water. You did a very fine fotojob here.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-03-22 16:09
Somehow, you turn the most minimalistic landscape into a thing of compelling beauty!! This is definitely like a celebrated Dutch Master at work! The composition and the colours are spot-on!
My warm regards,
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-03-22 17:38
I like the way you have used the strip of dried and green grasses as a thin line between the water and the sky. The colors are stunning. The lonely tree is well placed in the frame. A nice sharp image.
agulberk (3792) 2012-03-22 18:18
Merhaba Dear John.
Again, wonderful composition with lovely , calm and small creek area surounded by trees without leaf before spring that all of us are waiting it longing.
Excellent presentation with good perspective to get strong sense of depth of field, perfect light management to obtain sharpness,clarity and saturated colors.
Waylim (22357) 2012-03-22 23:32
I like it, a somewhat simple and minimalist composition, but the quality is still very excellent, good color with lot of open space that makes us feel free and open heart. Love the soft pastel color of the sky and the rich golden tone on the weed.
Nard (6913) 2012-03-23 5:18
Splendid blue tone composition. I particularly like the all all just cut by a gold edge and a tree. That gives a very peaceful mood and a great harmony.
danyy (0) 2012-03-23 6:37
100% beauté, 100% réussite, la Belgique qui offre tant de jolis coins dont tu as le secret pour certains. Une bande aux couleurs chaudes séparent deux belles zones bleutées.
Je trouve certaines surfaces un rien bruitées.
My best regards.
PecoBud (3778) 2012-03-23 7:09
Good morning John. Beautiful POV with great detail to light and color. Wonderful POV. Any fish in that there creek?
jemaflor (68943) 2012-03-23 9:54
Well taken, lovely landscape, I like on your shot this line yellow with dry grass between the two blue parts formed by water and sky. Good fg too.
eldancer1 (17064) 2012-03-23 10:02
So beautiful and peaceful scene! Nicely captured with sharp details and wonderful colors. I like those weeds in the foreground it creates depth. Very well done, tfs.
(One of my pictures from this mountain was used on TV last night during the weather report, I will post it in the future.)
gildasjan (38220) 2012-03-23 10:27
Bien vue cette petite bande végétale chaude au tiers de l'image qui équilibre bien les bleus de cette image.
adramad (27556) 2012-03-23 10:32
A superb image with great DOF, with the distant line of trees, we see in the distance, beautiful composition with the calm waters in an area fully flat, nice graphics on the tree to the right, with its beautiful reflections.
A good light and a perfect color, the softness of its colors. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-23 12:33
a beautiful peaceful view with spectacular composition, the blue colours are very nice, great atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
SWEETFREEDOM (18417) 2012-03-23 12:49
very nice landscape, i like the light and the beautiful colors.
PaulVDV (15017) 2012-03-23 14:37
We zien slechts een smalle strook land van groene velden en een bomenrij aan de horizon maar het goudkleurige riet aan de waterkant trekt alle aandacht naar die kleine strook en contrasteert heel sterk met de enorme blauwe ruimten van lucht en water.
De witte stoppels op de voorgrond zijn belangrijk voor de compositie.
Heel merkwaardig landschap. Indien de prachtige warme tinten van het riet er niet waren, zou ik het een troosteloos landschap vinden. Maar dat is dan mijn persoonlijke mening. De foto is in ieder geval fantastisch.
Beste groeten, Paul
bertolucci (13351) 2012-03-23 15:11
Een bijna ijle capture van dit prachtige kreeken gebied! Die strook riet ingeklemd tussen het rijke blauw van water en lucht is zeer fraai en de vlakverdeling past er ook goed bij. Sterk en sfeervol werk!
Fijn weekend toegewenst vanuit Rotterdam waar de temperaturen vandaag bijna de 20 graden aantikten bij 1 Bft.
Robert1969 (6238) 2012-03-23 15:41
Mooie van deze foto is dat je als kijker
ook het gevoel hebt dat je daar staat.
Het is een rustige omgeving, die je in
alle ere ook zo hebt gelaten. Oftewel
heel goed de ruimte erin gelaten, alles
goed verdeeld en belicht.
Zengi001 (2093) 2012-03-24 2:25
Here I love the warm color of the fields well composed with blue tones of the river and the sky,
sacimar (25957) 2012-03-24 2:38
good image and view, I like the calmness sensation that gives this place, the perspective is well chosen, I like the tree line in the back, nice work,
berek (31921) 2012-03-24 3:39
Photograph of a modest nature. meeting a very nice blue color. impressive reflection and clarity.
Have a nice weekend.
Kielia (20463) 2012-03-24 3:43
excellently composed impression of this flat landscape! The early morning mist creates a wonderful atmosphere. What I really like is your idea of the high sky. The colors are also fantastic. My compliments!
vasilpro (40192) 2012-03-24 14:01
Wonderful composition from a beautiful and peaceful place, excellent view, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice POV and DOF, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-03-24 23:34
Very nice view!Great colours and good light,nice POV here....I really like this landscape.Congratulations
baddori (18988) 2012-03-25 0:47
Immagine cara a pittori ..e fotografi
I colori principali sono presenti e la fotocamera li, dolcemente elabora .
danos (74020) 2012-03-25 0:55
nice the calmness and the tranuillity of the place with the 'tongue'of the land to be placed perfect in the scene.I like the beauty of the place with the reflections from the lonely tree on the right, to complete the whole image.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
Buin (42084) 2012-03-25 3:05
What a marvellous view! This "golden" stripe of the reed is a most beutiful detail hereand it somehow dominates the scenery! This impression of wideness here is hardly to surpass. A very well composed picture - accompanied by a great note!
Greetings from a wonderful warm (21°C) and sunny Sunday in Westphalia! Have a nice week!
anokutan (15097) 2012-03-25 11:10
Excellent photo.Beautiful colors in the morning.Good POV, composition. Very nice natural colors.
Schnappilic (7929) 2012-03-25 11:45
Lovely presentation of this place including the useful note. The most of all I like the framing and the blue color. The clarity is perfect and soft reflections are nice. Congratulation!
siudzi (23891) 2012-03-25 13:15
This is very elegant landscape post of this nice place. Like the way you play with blue tones here building that composition. Great idea and its execution.
aloyho (6705) 2012-03-25 22:10
It took me quite a while to frind out what actually attracted you to take this shot where empty open space seemed to be the dominant element.I guess it is the perfect calm and silence of this place and the cool morning air that make this vantage point an excellent place for reflections and meditation. A well captured scene with the white bird suggesting that this is a healthy and living creek. I enjoyed this!!
wolf38 (28190) 2012-03-26 0:53
Hi John. The flat landscape is really very charming. These motifs include a lot of water and blue sky. The yellow sedge is a wonderful counterbalance to the blue sky. Fine technical quality - as always. Rgds, Wolfgang.
dip (21919) 2012-03-26 3:03
a wonderful landscape shot with nice colors and good light management,
beautiful and well balanced composition,
bayno (16209) 2012-03-26 8:04
almost a monochromatic broken from the line of golden reeds, great framing and perfect exposure ... good reflection too...have a good day...
jmdias (45804) 2012-03-26 8:13
an image almost minimalist with the thin line of land between sky and water. nice colors, light, framing and sharpness. TFS.
macjake (39235) 2012-03-26 10:47
wow, what a difference that yellow band of tall grass makes for the photo.
love that yellow strip.
it splits up the blue from top to bottom so well.
robmal (1548) 2012-03-26 12:02
This is an amazing landscape shot with lovely blue tone and fine POV and composition, well done.
Best regards Robert
kato (6777) 2012-03-26 23:30
You're capturing well this creek area by a excellent tone/clarity and a good composition, so it's interesting and impressive to see water area, reed and the sequence of the trees which stand in a row beyond far. The whole is harmonized well by poetic touch. And, a lonely tree at roght side draws out an additional good effect in this image. It seems that the leaf of trees waits for spring a little longer although whole colors are signs of spring.
Have a nice day!
aliabazari (10105) 2012-03-27 20:00
Très belle et charmante. Mal.
Hanssie (9921) 2012-03-27 22:46
What a beautiful "open" picture, John,
a lot of sky works very well.....
foozi (7101) 2012-03-28 5:31
after such a long time since I last visited you....congratulations for 100K score which the highest I ever seen.
Nothing to say about your shot as they are as beautiful as ever and pretty as it could be.
splendid light, and wonderful perspective.
abmdsudi (26281) 2012-03-28 22:10
Another magnificent landscape and beautifully shot
with lovely luminousity, great dof and immense depth.
The brown graas on the water edge is stunningly
contrast. This image gives the feel of open vast space.
Well done, Hv a nice day
siolaw (37568) 2012-03-31 5:55
The lovely morning luminosity and the sweet colours give a very pleasant atmosphere to the scene.
ruisc_pt (10121) 2012-03-31 10:49
Wonderful "golden line" in the third from FG to BG.
P-S-I-G (25532) 2012-04-01 2:22
Blue everymwhere. I like the idea. A composition minimalist very sucessful.
mesutilgim (67982) 2012-04-01 3:58
Hello dear John,
I'd missed this wonderfull capture !
It again has all the fingerprints of yours; pov, layout, proportions, square format, light etc etc..
Again many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a great Sunday
Hansaphotos (5433) 2012-04-01 8:02
A beautiful landscape picture. A clever composition where the foreground weed works as an anchor and the line of trees and the clear blue sky makes a nice backdrop. Beautiful colours too. Very nice work:) TFS. Enjoy your Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
Angshu (51174) 2012-04-02 5:46
Nice how the mellow early lights up the grass in the BG, creating a fine warm-cold colour combination with the sky & reflected in water. The tree on the right anchors the shot well...though I feel there's a lot of empty space in this shot. A tranquil scene nicely rendered
raszid62 (18204) 2012-04-02 7:14
Beautiful, large and flat with a beautiful view of Flanders. You can see that slowly walks toward us spring. We look forward to it eagerly. Excellent composition in beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
karacabeylis (1287) 2012-04-04 5:36
light tints and shades. successful.
Didi (48930) 2012-04-12 9:05
Immensité de cette contrée,aux jolies couleurs avec une intéressante profondeur d'image. Le cadrage de l'horizon au 1/3 inférieur est très appréciable.
ourania (12397) 2012-07-13 6:32
a very beautiful and sensitive picture, very wisely composed with a few but very attractive and superbly laid out elements. I love the lighting, the colours and the subtlety and elegance of the contrasts. A wonderful view and composition where empty space is so delightful and meaningful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-03 12:22
Hello John, I am looking at your picture and wondering how can a creek look so beautiful?
Everything in this composition falls exactly in place, a natural setting with amazing details as usual!
The tree line in the background is the exceptional touch on this amazing image!
Have a great Sunday,
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122458)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best of 2012 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-19 23:59