January 31 - A beautiful sight (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose January. 31, 2019 890 views

Well, a beautiful sight really needs no explaining, but ... I'm still gonna explain :-) This is the former river Durme, which is one of the waters (the others are the rivers Scheldt and Dender) nearly surrounding the region in which I live. During its history it has been cut up in tiny pieces for all kinds of "good" reasons until it became no more than a very short tidal gutter connected to river Scheldt, but even the last more or less "natural" part of it is beautiful.

I'm crossing that part of the river every evening when driving back home from my job, but haven't seen it in daylight for a month or two. The most beautiful thing about this photo for me is thus that the days have become long enough again to enjoy this sight.

Not long enough however to enjoy it for longer than ten minutes before the light diminished, but I could make two decent shots. I tend to like #1 more than #2, but I would like to hear your opinion on the subject.

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 9 months ago

#1 is beautiful as is, and I like the curve in the river in #2. Wonder if it would work as a panorama type shot with more of the other bank on the right side to balance it out.

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Björn Roose Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 9 months ago

Thanks, Bethany smile It wouldn't. There's not a lot to see on the right side from where I shot this photo smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

#1 definitely. The lines guide our eyes, and I love the warm light of the sunset

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Björn Roose Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Well, everybody's going for that one, so it must be the best smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

I like #1 because the focus is on the river and the reflection. An added point is the blue sky. I love the reflection in the water. While #2 has the reflection, my eyes are pulled towards the house? barn? whatever that structure is on the left.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

It is a barn, the Middle Ages have gone by, even in Flanders joy Bit of an uneasy photo, right, #2 ? You want to look at the water, but you're forced to look at the barn, indeed smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 10 months ago

You got a point...want to look at the beauty and the (not so ugly) takes my eyes away. If that is the message you are trying to send,l you have accomplished it!😉

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

Not really, I think the landscape as a whole is beautiful, the barn is just a small part of it smile

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Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

#1 Quite a serene scene.

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Björn Roose Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks, Russell smile

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Lynn F Medley 1 year, 10 months ago

Both are beautiful! #1my fav 😊

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Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you, Lynn smile

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Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

It is a beautiful sight with the colors of the sky reflected in the surface of the water. I like #1better. The river is the story and deserves to be the main character. #2 has too much landscape to the left of the river

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Björn Roose Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

The story came after the photo of course, but I tend to agree with you smile However, a river is not "exotic" to most people, but landscapes are often (ones neighbourhood is an other ones holiday destination) and I wanted to do something less balanced, hence #2 smile

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