© 2014 - All rights reserved. The photos taken by photographer John Maenhout are registered and copyrighted. Use in any form (web, paper publication, public exposure, etc.) is strictly forbidden without the written permission of the photographer. To contact with photographer please use TE Contact Me
180 new pictures from Belgium
Thank you very much for viewing
No we get no winter here in my area, I must back to my archive
Again a picture out of my archive, taken during the snow and winter time 2012.
I took these picture above on the bridge and use the handrail as tripod, this on two hundred meters of the Dutch borders.
I want again show the long row trees but also it canal in a nice winter scene.
Summer and winter one of the most beautiful stroll path along these trees to both sides. Also a lot use of mountain bikers.
The canal runs through the territory of the municipalities Assenede, St. Laureins, Maldegem, Damme and Bruges on a length of 46 km. The last 20 km of this is the Leopold Canal parallel to the Schipdonkkanaal, which is only separated by a dike.
The outlet to the sea is in Zeebrugge.
Nowadays there is a weir at Sint-Laureins.
Result occurs, for most of the time, the drainage of the western part via Zeebrugge to the North Sea and the eastern part through the Braakman the Westerschelde. The western part belongs to the hydrographic basin as the Bruges polders and the eastern to the Ghent Channels.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
PaulVDV, COSTANTINO, papagolf21, pajaran, annjackman, Noel_Byrne, TRB, jacquest, Kielia, pierrefonds, rigoletto, timecapturer, ikeharel, Romano46, ourania, cornejo, mvdisco, mcmtanyel, RhodieIke, mohammad_H, chrislo, photoray, Schnappilic, kato, kato, jcpix, mirosu, adramad, ebingul, Angshu, PiotrF has marked this note useful
Critiques | Translate
macjake (72427) 2014-01-16 23:02
Picture perfect John!
We know this one is your immediately. When i eventually visit Belgium, i want to photograph the same scene :)
Its beautiful! Lovely exposure levels, crisp and clear image all around.
wish i had taken it myself :)
PaulVDV (32559) 2014-01-16 23:04
Ha, geen foto van deze winter! Tenminste zo ver zijn we toch nog niet.
Prachtige weerspiegelingen van de boomstammen in het kanaal.
Onder die blauwe lucht ziet de winter er heel mooi uit.
Vele groeten, Paul
jemaflor (103027) 2014-01-16 23:16
Nice depth for your shot with the view of this canal, beautiful soft light on this snow covered landscape, tfs.
COSTANTINO (69566) 2014-01-16 23:19
simple lines symmetry peace and beauty
are the main characteristics of this
shot snowy white landscape taken
from a particular nice point of view
as always a worthseeing composition
tha ks for sharing this atmosphere
have a nice weekend
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-16 23:19
Tes photos hivernales de ces canux flandriens sont toutes plus belles les unes que les autres! Superbe perspective et belle lumière.
papagolf21 (109124) 2014-01-16 23:30
Bonjour, cher ami John,
L'effet de perspective de l'allée et du canal est parfaitement restitué à travers cette composition hivernale.
La beauté des lieux est joliment servie.
pajaran (65664) 2014-01-16 23:32
Dobar dan, gospodine.
Interesantan trekst o mestu i kanalu, sa opisom ...
Dobar snimak i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa snegom i drvece bez lisca.
Lepa fotografija i secanje na sneg.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good day, sir.
An interesting article about the place and the canal, with a description ...
Good shot and perspective, nice place shown with snow and no leaves trees.
Beautiful photos and memories of snow.
A good article on the technique and elements of the image.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-17 0:02
nice p.o.v. great d.o.f. and reflections.
dkmurphys (64467) 2014-01-17 0:22
Superb lines along the canal. Genuine winter atmosphere, well taken.
Have a great weekend.
rbassin (24313) 2014-01-17 0:38
C'est une magnifique photo, bon POV et superbe perspective.
les arbres le long du canal forment un rideau et de magnifiques reflets.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-17 1:23
Superb imagery with rows of trees and triangles formed thereof. This canal always looks gorgeous and new in your photos for subtle changes in the composition. This is great. You have squeezed out beauty of winter once again from the same location in your inimitable style.
Thanks for sharing sir,
annjackman (21903) 2014-01-17 1:26
I always enjoy these canal scenes because of their graphic quality and interesting perspective. The winter conditions with the skeletal trees and gentle sunshine make this a particularly lovely image.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2014-01-17 2:02
Even though we are happy to see no snow this year, as traffic is not disrupted, a scene like this makes me remember the beauty snow brings. The lead line down through those trees creates a very appealing effect, and I want to go walking in this scene.
Such a fantastic winter sky too, the low light looks wonderful.
All the best
TRB (14134) 2014-01-17 2:35
Perspective, clarity, framing and picture perfect.
a great winter photo, liked it very much.
Graal (103038) 2014-01-17 2:53
perspective of canal and rows of trees is very nice. I like the composition and POV, good shot. Today falling snow in my town.
Have a nice day.
yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-17 2:59
A beautiful picture with pastel colors and mild winter light
The long perspective as your trademark !
Simple and effective
Best regards, have a nice WE
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-17 3:02
A wonderful and eye-catching study in perspective and depth, the trees seem to go on forever! Spectacular winter landscape very well presented with excellent clarity and magical light. A superb shot in all aspects, thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (43265) 2014-01-17 3:23
The lines of trees flanking the canal are like regimented soldiers, standing sharply to attention. What an effective way of producing a great sense of perspective and unambiguous guide lines.
The colours and the soft light convey the cold of winter.
A very beautiful and well composed shot.
Have a great w/e,
jacquest (19047) 2014-01-17 3:36
This is nice winter svene with straight lines leading the eye with deepness. The reflections on the trees in the canal add to the composition. The winter light is very nice.
mesutilgim (97474) 2014-01-17 4:28
Hello dear John,
Very nice wintery scene from Maldegem captured with perfect pov and layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Kielia (24077) 2014-01-17 4:32
your photo shows the beauty of the winter season excellently. The cold light and the winter colors make the image very attractive, the entire atmosphere is fairytale like. The photographer’s perspective is also excellent. My compliments!
Didi (60590) 2014-01-17 4:35
Bonjour mon ami
Très belle vue d'hiver avec une quadruple perspective des arbres et du canal qui me rappelle celui de l'Ourcq en France
J'apprécie la qualité des lumières
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-17 4:38
hi john dede. this is a different winter, isn't it? some part of the world is freezing with artctic cold, and some parts do not even get any snow. but it was a good chance for us, as you could go to your archives to find this perfect canal perspective, which is your specialty. it would be so nice to walk there and learn from you how to make beautiful photos from there.
pierrefonds (71037) 2014-01-17 4:38
The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The trees are framing well the canal. The length of the canal is giving depth and perspective to the scene. The light reflected by the snow is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-17 5:09
similar story here, just wind and rain and above average temperatures. Hope we do not pay for it in the Spring with ice and snow though. This is so beautiful! Perfect symmetry and that light that only seems to be as punchy as this on snowy clear days like this. Execution and presentation serenely irresistible.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Sergiom (88141) 2014-01-17 6:26
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.Le point de vue entre les belles rangées d'arbres donne de la profondeur à l'image et la légère brume sur les champs enneigés ajoute du charme à l'ensemble.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-01-17 6:35
Hi John. A winter photo like from the photo magazine. Full of atmosphere with the best composition. I can feel the cold. Nothing is more beautiful than a sunny winter day.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2014-01-17 7:25
This is nice winter landscape. Beautiful composition, light and colours. Great presentation.
janneman (3064) 2014-01-17 7:26
Alweer zo'n meesterstukje in perspectief!
Goed idee om één bomenrij bijna precies in het midden te zetten: het versterkt de diepte van het pad ;angs het kanaal enorm.
Het spiegelende water en de mooie zachtblauwe tint in de lucht maken het werk compleet.
holmertz (59006) 2014-01-17 8:30
I think this is not the first time you show us long lines of trees along a canal and a narrow road, but I understand why you come back to these places. They represent an interesting man-made landscape characterized by an amazing orderliness. The snow and the clear sky enhance the beauty of the view.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-17 10:11
questo genere di fotografia mi piace immensamente e mi ricorda la bellezza della pittura naif.
Ottima la prospettiva e superba la luce che disegna un paesaggio immacolato.
Una foto bellissima.
Ciao e buona serata
dekanski (6002) 2014-01-17 10:22
ourania (51079) 2014-01-17 10:33
the graphism this natural scenery has acquired in your frame is superb. I like very much how the natural patterns of the trees repeat themselves to infinity, their definition is exquisite. There's amazing depth and attractive perspectives that make the view expand far away from the vantage point. The textures, the light and the colours have a very lovely mildness. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
cornejo (46680) 2014-01-17 11:13
Hi John, Great photo of this beautiful and interesting postcard winter of this beautiful place, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting picture, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-17 11:22
great atmosphere with beautiful composition, the colours and details are picturesque. Have a nice weekend,
boa (7647) 2014-01-17 13:24
This is your personal style of photos, and i like it a lot:) The beauty of the canals are amazing, especially with a presentation like this. Beautiful snow covered landscape and an incredible depth, tfs!
Have a nice weekend my friend/
npecanhuk (78455) 2014-01-17 15:30
Such a wonderful place!
Such a beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colros, black borders, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excelent!
TFS - congrats,
mvdisco (17796) 2014-01-17 15:41
Hi John, Bonjour,
A beautiful composition of winter scene with a great perpective,
Nice point of view and details,
lovely reflection on water of the trees,
Excellent sharpness, DOF and tone of colors,
Nicely done.. Michel
divail (8334) 2014-01-17 19:19
C'est une photo fantastique. Ces rangées d'arbres droites et infinies donnent beaucoup de profondeur à la composition. C'est fascinant!
Bonne fin de semaine,
Alco (7537) 2014-01-17 20:04
Always impressive your pictures with these long rows of trees along the canal.I like very much the reflections of the trees in the canal.Fantastic shot.Very well done.
mcmtanyel (28906) 2014-01-17 21:00
This photo has your signature all over it - with a canal and two double rows of trees. Perspective and reflections are superb.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-17 23:52
What I love about this wintery canal scene is the symmetry and the reflections of the tall trees and your great Pov,.
Super. Well managed and presented as usual.
Trust you and your good wife are well, and keeping joyous in the winter.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-17 23:53
namaste John, another great composition here. I like the snowy atmosphere with a hint of water (may be frozen) at right. Like the reflection of those trees which created a nice perspective. Superb depth and sharpness as ever. Great work. Tfs.
Buin (42506) 2014-01-18 0:21
Wooow! What a perspective! Though the photo doesn't show masses of snow it transmits a wonderful winterly atmosphere and ond nearly can feel the cold. This is winter at its best, winter to enjoy. Well, at the time this is a real document - but in the middle of January still all is possible. Perhaps winter will come in the next days ...
Have a nice weekend!
mohammad_H (10072) 2014-01-18 1:44
It is pretty cold winter, snow is a strange feeling, because we would be happy to see the snow, and we love it
Perhaps childhood memories
View of blue sky background, adding to the charm of your image
Good resolution photo
Have a nice day and I wish the best for you and your spouse
serp2000 (45828) 2014-01-18 1:49
Superb DoF!!! I sure this is the logical result of so expensive equipment and your skills. Fantastic quality! My congratulations!
have a nice WE!
ikeharel (78161) 2014-01-18 2:50
Good morning John,
Superb view along the canal, not frozen, and with a fine reflection of the trees.
The trees by itself, in great strait lines, planted to protect the canal from erossion - but play a major roll in your gallery. Well collected with the snow surrounding, on this photo.
Cheers, and have a nice weekend,
saxo042 (37966) 2014-01-18 7:53
A very beautiful winter view. A superb capture of peace and quiet. An interesting note also. I think I have found the position from where you took this picture, on Google map.
rychem (42504) 2014-01-18 8:32
Splendid photo taken on a beautiful sunny day, great sharpness, perspective and depth, excellent clarity, compliments
abmdsudi (57606) 2014-01-18 9:37
A fine depiction of deep snowy winter scene in the unfavorable cold weather but blessed by a fine warm breaking light, colours and clean blue sky. Love the composition, pov, depth and perspective that you created by using the trees on both flanks to lead into whole scene. Brilliant shot, Congrats
tedesse (25135) 2014-01-18 11:01
Wonderful winter view!
Excellent POV, a super prospect.
chrislo (4097) 2014-01-18 13:55
Op de thumbnail was het al onmiddellijk te zien dat het een foto van jou was ! Het is weer een plaat om trots op te zijn, John. De compositie, de kleuren, het licht, de scherpte en de mooie invoerende lijn van de bomen die het oog leidt : helemaal geweldig ! Het waren een paar prachtige dagen twee jaar geleden hé! Heel mooi hoe het licht valt op de sneeuw. De blauwe lucht doet het lekker in dit mooie winterse landschap. Het ziet er prachtig uit, maar als je dagelijks de weg op moet, dan is het iets anders. Echt een heerlijke winterse plaat.
Prettige weekend gewenst.
umutlu101 (13629) 2014-01-19 1:17
ça fait froid:-)
très belle lumière et composition.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-19 3:33
these long canals provide truly magnificent perspecive in your shots.This one is delightful!Additionally the winter scenery and so lovely,warm light create here pleasant mood and add some "warmth" to this cold,winter day.
Have a nice sunday
photoray (13981) 2014-01-19 9:04
Like everyone else an impressive Maldegem winter scene with the trees paralleling the canal, stark naked branches, and fading into the far distance.
Fis2 (106222) 2014-01-19 10:15
This is your favorite place?
Good frame and super perspective.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-01-19 10:52
True to your own style John, large perspective and deep view of the countryside, a brillant recent winter capture, a beautiful canal, snow and trees plantes in path style, thanks, all the best, see you
Schnappilic (9692) 2014-01-19 12:07
Splendid winter atmosphere in a interesting frame. I like the perspective, the reflections on the channel. Congratulations for this result!
kato (11630) 2014-01-19 17:52
You're capturing well this place by a good angle, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the snowy path and a row of winter tree along the narrow/calm canal. It's also effective and beautiful for the shadow projected to the canal. And, it harmonizes well with blue sky in winter.
jcpix (13948) 2014-01-19 20:34
If I didn't know better, based on your note I'd say you were actually disappointed there is currently no winter for you?? :)
This is quintessentially your type of shot, instantly recognizable...which is a tribute to your success! This proves your ability to envision so much potential along these canals. A terrific perspective yet again, and the controlled exposure brings out every little detail from the highlights. Plus, you've manages just a soft touch of yellow sunlight to accent the entire mood. Sharp and crystal clear, time for a long walk ahead. :) Enjoy the new week.
jmdias (68589) 2014-01-20 5:27
it is ever surprising to see this rural landscape with the canal and these lines of trees, the snow added a nice touch. TFS.
claudeD (41514) 2014-01-20 6:13
very fine picture from Belgium that remembers me the winter times of 2012.Excellent composition guiding our eye into the picture. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
TekAli (1361) 2014-01-20 6:25
Pesperktiv açıdan çok hoş bir fotoğraf olmuş
Fotoğrafın doğallığı bozulmadan da güzel sonuçlar alınabiliyor olması çok güzel.
Masa üstü arka plan olacak kadar güzel bir çalışma.
Tebrik ederim jhm.
Nicou (150892) 2014-01-20 7:10
quels reflets des troncs d'arbres sur le plan d'eua sueprbe captage et image quelle vue avec la belle neige mervielleuse image et compo.
Bravo et amitié
omid266 (6750) 2014-01-20 7:57
** Salam John **
Good evening ,
Very nice , very well done frind !
All the best with this photo ,
Nice panorama , colour , a good work ,
Thank you very much ,
** God and his Angels may Pray and Help you **
Omid - I.R.IR
Silvio1953 (152779) 2014-01-20 13:09
Ciao John, fascinating winter view with fantastic reflections, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
clic (18472) 2014-01-20 16:51
I notice ski tracks in the narrow path between the tall trees; therefore I consider the athletes chose the romantic alley to exercise while admiring the infinite beauty of the premises!
Much subtlety seen here!
Met vriendelijke groeten.
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-21 0:30
Excellent winter photo. The view through the tree alley accompanied by water channel is jut outstanding. All in superb late afternoon light, brilliant winter day atmosphere. I love it.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-21 7:34
I think I like this scene with snow better than the one you posted without snow. I wish we get more snow before the winter season is over. Good pov and dof with nice details even the snow. Well done, tfs.
shreya2000 (2795) 2014-01-21 21:49
Very beautiful pic Sir. The place is looking very beautiful
adramad (49468) 2014-01-22 7:13
Superb composition with this beautiful winter postcard, wonderful great perspective, giving the rows of trees, which seem lost in the distance, also provide a beautiful graphic to the composition, also ideal reflections in the canal.
Very nice colorful, pastel colors in a very effective.
Good management of light and good sharpness for full details.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
ebingul (1984) 2014-01-22 12:10
This is another great classic of JHM.Great perspective and reflections on the water from a very good POV with great sharpness.Well done and best regards.
carlo62 (54854) 2014-01-22 15:50
questi filari di alberi sono fantastici, creano delle prospettive infinite e si moltiplicano tra loro, aggiungendo anche il riflesso.
Complimenti, bello scatto.
carper (96) 2014-01-24 10:34
erg mooi lijnen spel, gave foto.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-27 8:05
Très belle scène hivernale avec cet alignement d'arbres le long du canal avec une belle lumière. Très bien fait.
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-29 12:19
Hi John, nice work.
I like the way you compose this snowy haven.
Excellent image clarity.
Greetings and all the best ..
BennyV (20445) 2014-01-31 5:02
Een oerklassieker. Mooie aanwinst in de reeks, John.
Mooi voor fotografen, toch hoop ik dat de sneeuw ons dit jaar bespaard blijft. 't Is even genoeg geweest.
Geniet van je weekend.
Angshu (56760) 2014-02-03 20:28
The perspective is really well created with the four rows of trees (2 primarily). Like the converging perspective right till the end to the centre of the picture. Quite a lot of snow around...the mellow light looks great!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-02-04 17:27
John, this is a fairy tale winterscape!!
a marvelous composition, the light deserves all the compliments!!
all the very best
irek1 (861) 2014-02-05 7:53
I have a friend in Belgium and He told me there is no winter. But your photo from the archive is really great. I think about dutch painters from XVII century and I feel the atmosphere of their paintings. The perpective, the graphic style of the photo and winter tonea are superb.
Fantastic aharpness is very good as well.
brianmcc (6221) 2014-02-06 13:02
the repeating patterns of the trees are wonderful and the lines lead the viewer further into the image. the covering of snow totally changes the landscape and eliminates any unnecessary distractions. the contrast with the white snow and dark lines of the trees is superb.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-02-09 18:37
This is a marvelous image of winter snowfall and the symmetrical row of trees .
Perfect composition and sharpness.Keep sharing. TFS
Hanssie (10886) 2014-02-15 2:39
En hier.... zelft twee perspectieven....
Waanzinnig strak en mooi ! !
branley (3681) 2014-02-25 0:45
Another canal shot from another angle. you are Mr Canal John. I love the perspective here, it shows the path, the trees and the canal; all leading the eye to the back of the image, wonderful depth my friend.
halikarnas (8040) 2014-03-12 1:03
Bir SİSLEY anlayışında yapıt.
Ağaçların görünüşü muazzam.
Havanın hafif kapalı oluşu,gizemi arttırmış.
Fotoğralarındaki netlik senin özelliklerinden biri.
Alkışlanacak bir eser.
Seni tebrik ediyor,Bodrum'dan selamlar yolluyorum.
dip (23892) 2014-03-22 2:25
very nice capture of the wintry scenery,very good point of view,
the directly view through the trees creates an endless perspective,
thanks for sharing,
ecmel (1443) 2014-04-01 7:42
It is an eye catching perspective and beautifully captured.I like the cool and subtle winter tones too.
jimkil (1706) 2014-04-06 0:05
Excellent composition and light, you pulled the eye with the diagonals in the POV. Subtle colourings are also pleasing here.
geneward2 (696) 2014-06-29 7:06
I really like the lines in this photo. They seem to be both parallel and divergent.
berek (50508) 2014-07-24 10:34
a beautiful picture of nature. perspective is very successful. reflections in the water,added value. congratulations.
PiotrF (22898) 2015-01-10 7:54
this is beautiful winter scene. I like splendid perspective and great depth and good composition.
Matyas (0) 2015-08-20 1:20
Hello John! Superb shot, perfect composition. Fantastic exposure and capture. Ideal WB, perfect DOF. Good cut and frame. Splendid effect. Regards!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (159863)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best of 2014 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 22:54
- Favorites: 3 [view]