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Cruise Reflections

Cruise Reflections
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-12
Categories: Transportation, Event
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS DO USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-02 12:10
Viewed: 4205
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens we are here on the Mediterranean .. a day away from Alexandria -Egypt, on our way to Crete in Greece , last year May..2007
Ship: The Norwegian Jewel
Crew: 1100 and Passengers round 1700
Total of decks: 14 and the top decks are partly open in the middle for leisure time .. like sunbathing.. swimming etc.
Click here for the total view of this 'puzzle' shot ..in fact it is reflection in the special windows where we look back to 'ourselves '

I am standing here with my Canon 30D..Lens the 70-300 DO IS USM

Please forgive me .. the top layer is a little 'leaning' but I was so proud to come out with this pure result and did not want to 'correct'
Also I left on purpose the top right corner as it was for the same reason, it shows the horizon ..
I hope it is acceptable and usefull

In 4 weeks, we go again , 13 days This time the Norwegian Jade
From Istanbul ..via Izmir> Athens> Dubrovnick>Venice>
Napoli>:Roma> Barcelona.

TL member and my friend *Jens* and wife Suzan are also part of the trip

We hope to meet in Istanbul some TL friends for a drink on May 5 ..In Athens *Vsinopoulos* Vassilis and friend *Cstathoulis* Constantinos and there Ladies..

Maybe we meet *sorinabal* Sorina in Venice for a Cappucino (she will be there 2 days with Hubby and puppy)

Than..last but not least maybe..Lele in Rome .. and Inaam in Barcelona..
Will see ... Que serra serra

Thanks for reading and pop-in Folks

John T


A wet sheet and a flowing sea,
A wind that follows fast,
And fills the white and rustling sail,
And bends the gallant mast.
- Allan Cunningham


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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-02 12:14]
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Hi John, Captain John
Reflextion from Norwegian Jewell, in a few weekstime it will vistit Copenhagen, And I am the one ho are tjeking up on it.
Good shot my friend.
Greetings to you all

hi john! neat shot, very creative, good eye!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-04-02 12:23]

A fantastic reflection!! This also sounds like a wonderful time. A great picture. TFS

Wonderful shot here John! You make me wish I was there on the ship! I love cruising! It's the perfect vacation! Very nice shot with lots of different colors and things to see!

Czesc John,

Excellent capture my friend. Really great reflection and many interesting objects we can find here :] And where is Your reflection? Maybe in third left window in central row? :] Really nice clarity and well framed - TFS ^_^

Pozdrowienia z Polski,

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-04-02 12:55]
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Dear John,
You saw the reflection very well in the window. Very sharp photo.Splendid compo.
I am sorry for it, but I was ill, and I was not able to write it.
Best regards, Zsú

Bien vu et très bien fait !!!

Hi John! The Flying Dutchman!!! Seems you are never home, always on the go!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-04-02 14:08]

Hola amigo,
:))original trabajo, bonita idea y pov,
ambiente e iluminación espléndida,
saludos John.

Hi John,

A great play of reflection, a very interestig photo, I like it very much and I become dizzy trying to see all the reflections. :-)
It will be a great pleasure for me to meet two TL members and have a capuccino in Venice.
Best regards,

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-04-02 14:40]

hello John,
interesting composition reflecting your cruise ship. from your notes it seems that you are going to have a great time meeting trek friends on your next cruise. Have a nice time and I look forward to your next set of cruise pictures.

Hi John, Looks like a great life on the ocean waves! Very interesting view of the Norwegian Jewel. TFS and have a marvelous trip!. Cheers from NZ. Pat.

Aha - ship ahoy - je voelt hem zeker alweer aankomen, die behoefte om te gaan cruisen!

Wordt er wel een beetje zeeziek van - van jouw foto dus - maar prachtig al die reflecties en kleuren!


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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-04-02 16:37]

Hi John,
I like that the photo remainder such as you you like it. The reflection is very great, it's look like a puzzle :)) Très créatif, bravo!

P.S.: My cat does not digest well the feathers of pigeon :))))

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-04-02 17:49]

WOW! have tons of fun!! I like this pov it's very interesting and as Otti said as soon as I opened it COOL!! TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-04-02 19:26]

Hi John

Nice layering into horizontal thirds, with good colour, sharpness & lighting. Tfs!

hello JT,

nicely taken on your last cruise holiday.. clear reflection here.. interesting compo from your point of view.. good work!

regards, terry

ciao John..
reflections + forms and lines.. i like it!! it's suggestive and creates a good mood!! nice effect and good composition.. I think it's not really so easy.. to have light and expo so good! thanks
ciao Marco

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-04-03 1:06]

Please give a big hug to Constantinos from me !


Hello John,
This is nice reflection shot.
Reading your note...little jealous here..can't make on this cruise :(
Its a clear shot with good composition.
Sure you'll come wih tons of pictures and memories. TFS

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  • nface Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 3] (457)
  • [2008-04-03 4:17]

hi john , one word , perfect

hoşçakal:) by

Hi John,

Hans shared a similar idea of showing the other world through reflection of building . .
Lovely composition . .
Can't find you on the reflection . . ha ha . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Firework .

Hoi John.
Mmm lekker Cruisje in't vooruitzicht
Toe maar. En dan al die TL mensen die je weer gaat zien, leuk dat Jens er weer bij is
Zal ik ook maar mijn Cruise biezen pakken ?
Hele lekkere shot en verhaal

merhaba sevgili arkadaşım
excellent reflections and excellent colours.tebrikler.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-04-03 7:56]

Hej John,
What a stunning reflection! Great picture, like a puzzle, well captured.
I wish you a great cruise and I am sure that you will come back with a great pictures collection.
Vi ses,

Merhaba Dear John,
Wonderful reflections..Very beautiful composition.Congrats!!!
Cordial Greetings,

nice shot great reflection......tfs
saygılar sevgiler John...

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-04-03 22:46]

Hoi John
Mazzel piem! Geniet er lekker van jongen.
Mooi gekozen standpunt, toen ik dit eerst zag dacht ik .. nou, wat hebben we hier, een look in de link en ik zeg: Een snoepie :-)

Tot 11 uur straks
knipperdeknip :-)


Some funky reflection here.
Cool stuff.

welcome back! I will write you a poem about this...written by Guillaume Apollinaire, but first let me congratulate you for the way you "cyphered" the image. You had a most creative idea! Thanks for sharing, John!


I hope it turned out right...

p.s. see you tomorrow! :)

well it didn't...I wrote it the right way, but when I updated the comment the message editor ruined it! It was supposed to look like a mirror, and the words follow eachother in a circle, and it says, like an enchantment: "DANS CE MIRROIR EN CLOS JE SUIS VRAI ET VIVANT ET NON COMME LES REFLETS" (DANS CE MIRROIR...) It continues with the start...but you have to see it written down to see the magic...try to write it on a piece of paper...
Best regards!

Wow! Splendid image! Love the soft colours, the sharpness, the reflections.
Great work!
You are learning lots from your photoshop! congratz! Your photos are better and better :)

sis is proud ;))

Cheers :)

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-04-04 21:00]

Hi John,
Greet shot !
Fantastic reflexion and lightning .
Look like a big puzzle I like it !

Hi John,
reflexctions, that's true and a lot of them. Different :-) TFS

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-04-05 13:00]

Thought this looked like one of the Norwegian line. Hay fun stuff - great reflection - lots of wonderful pictures on these fun ship. I like what you have done. Enjoy.


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-04-05 14:43]

Hello JT
When do you leave? Our trip is the 10th of May... but only 7 days.... I love the reflection ... also that we can see many happy vacationers.... nice idea


Hello dear John!
So, no way reflets, but lot of people relaxing and having fun...! :-))
Excellent capture... life is beautiful, meeting friends is maybe the most important thing we can do during our travels...
You know, Odysseus and his mates...
Ciao Antonella

Excellent reflections John and good oolour and detail. You don't sit still for long do you, as bad as my brother and his wife, they are always off driving somewhere around Australia. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Chicago Peace’

Hi John,

interesting shot. Fantastic reflexion. Nice capture with excellent sharpness and colours. Well done. Ths. Stev

Hi John..this is a nicely composed shot. Great details and colors.


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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-04-07 0:43]

Hi John,

Excellent reflection, very creative...I can see all the people onboard, nice sharpness and clarity, well capture,

Have a good day,


hi John
great shot
wonderful scene on the glass.
good reflection captured.

manuj mehta

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-04-07 4:05]

You should be proud of how pure you captured this John. The colours are wonderful and the details, reflected in the glass are very impressive. I looked for a guy with a camera in there and still can’t spot you. A unique and very interesting shot. Excellent.
Warm Regards

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-04-07 6:05]

Hi John,
beautiful reflections and colours.Well done.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Hi John, it looks very amazing, a clever view it works artistic.
A very nice capture while you had a high life time, that is much better.-:)
Best regards.

Great Shot John
You truly have it in you.
Nishant david

Hi John, fantastic reflections, great idea for a wonderful composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Heel mooi, John.
Prachtige lijnen en reflecties ... het lijkt m'n badkamer wel. ;-)
Mooie kleuren.

What a playful shot, John. I like the way the window panes break the reflections up into facettes. Well observed. - Cheers, Cordelia :))

Selam sevgili arkadasim John;muhtesem bir yansima(reflect.)net ve ilgi çekici bir calisma,tebrik ederim....

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-04-15 1:57]

günaydın john;

one of the best mirror reflection..med. word is enough for the total blue tones.sevgilerimle.tfs

heel speciaal deze hier ! greetessssss

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-04-21 7:34]

Hi John... Thanks for...

Great art photo... Wonderful composition, colors and feelings,
Nice reflections - Well done.
Best regards,

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