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..Greece in danger...

..Greece  in danger...
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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: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-07
Categories: Transportation, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 2:31
Viewed: 2470
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 64
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Treklens .. big parts of lovely Greece are in flames.

The tragedy in Greece made me remind this photo, made by me last May.
Standing on topdeck , shooting down, you can see a man removing the rope to set the Norwegian Jewel free.

From the same POV I made a ( not to good) overview photo of Athens and it surrounding landscape.

For those of you who might never visit Greece it could give a little clue of the country side..

The Acropolis is enlarged in the view( poorly, but clear)

Lets all pray for the tragedy to end quickly in Greece, it is real very very sad!


John T

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

Carl Jung

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Sad affair John, I have just finished reading the newspaper and the reports on the Internet. Good image and nice notes. TFS,

Hello John,

An very interesting POV here in the main picture, good composition and DOF.

But the "workshop", though perhaps not in the conventional sense a technically/aesthetically perfect composition, is nontheless, a very interesting picture too and perhaps, for my money, the better shot.

I of course fully agree with your sentiments on Greece and the serious problems She currently faces.

Very best wishes

hello John
yes, sad, finaly i prefer the bad weither of western europe than the big heat of east and south, and the fire !
nice colours of your composition
in the WS i also see UFO (on lights/reverberes) ;)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-08-28 3:31]

An excellent posting at this difficult time
Thanks for sharing this image of rescue when rescue is what is needed
Excellent composition

Very sad. Hope they go through it well.
A very good message to pass.

Good morning John,

Yes I saw that on news, and very detailed story too :(. Very very sad thing. Whatever natural fire or man created...the final disaster is the same.

Even though you said about the photo quality, the purpose and meaning behind uploading this photo is very honest and sincere. I never been to Greece, and hope to go one day in future. Thank you for sharing this with us.


John, reading all this, also the WS photo, a just course my friend. Lets hope the best for our friends in Greece!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-08-28 6:01]

I'm planning a visit next May, so I hope there's still something left by then. Most fires are said to have been started deliberately. I hope the criminals that did it will be caught real soon, they can be torched themselves for all I care...
The yellow line on the pier does give a sense of "danger" here, John. Very thoughtful of you to remind us of this drama. TFS and for the workshop view as well.

Hi John

I like the convergence of the 3 dominant elements towards a central fg point at right.

Re the recent horrific fires in Greece, I found this satellite image on Earth Observatory (Nasa)

This is a link to Earth Observatory

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-08-28 8:27]

Good image & notes.
I heard the news yesterday & am worried about our friends in Greece. If you have any news about them please pass over to us.
Seems that not nature but men had a hand in setting the woods on fire.
Take care,

Very sad thing whats happening right now. the pics both this and your ws has 'feeling' to it. sad what is happening. TFS

I heard about this! My sister's family is from Greece and she says that the government tries to preserve the forests and the locals get mad because they want to live there, so they set it on fire! I hope it stops soon...but lots of GOOD come out of fires, as long as no property or lives are lost!

Hi john..
as the greece today, as Katrina two years ago in New Orleans, as the tragedyes of the wars, the diseases, the poverty, in each part of the world.. we have to be in silence, to pray and to be near at the pain of these persons..
nothing is lost until all isnt lost.. the hope is the seed of life...
a great shot and a great note.. amico mio
Ciao Marco

Hi John, great tribute to this terrible tragedy, we all are shoked for what happen in Grece, beutiful photo with good POV, very well done, ciao Silvio

hi john, yes precious greece is burning, i really feel for the people and animals, my prayers are with them, nice sincere notes john, thanks for sharing, scott

Hello John
Yes this is our reality this days but we hope all that came son in past...

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-08-28 15:11]

Hi John
Yes it is on the news here also.. Very sad..
Nice photo to go with your strong message...
WS is also a good with the insert!


Hi John,
Very sad event ... hope that foreign help would be enough to stop that ....
Thanks for this message.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-08-28 16:20]

Hi John,
The fire is a tragedy- so sad. Your photo is a kind tribute and thoughts to all. Nicely composed.
TFS Julie

Hello John!
Its tragic news.
On another site, a artist friend from Greece illustrated this very poignantly here. I don't know about the rest of the world, but it seems there are more severe draughts, heat and fires than ever before! We had rain yesterday for the first time in 2 months, Greece could use some heavy rain to bring things under control!
Thanks for bringing this to everyones attention!

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-08-28 17:16]

Hi John
Wish we were there again, next year it will be the Norwegian Jem, the brand new ship ho is taking us around.
In may it is.
This shot, as usaly you have done it well, Bravo.
Se you.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-08-28 21:43]

Hello John:)))
Great work for Greece and Greek people - I was there for two and a half years from 1987 to 89 and I love this country witch one is so beautiful with gorgeous residents.
It is so sad what is going on in there right now, that never spouse to be hapend and I feel so bad, I pray for these who died and these who lost everything - we can only keep asking with other Greeks - WHY???
Thank you for that pic in workshop - there on left of Acropolis Hill is also well visible Licavitos - that famous hill you can see all athens from top of it.
Ellada will never die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-08-28 23:46]

Not good to hear about Greece, we to see it on our news here in NZ.

A servere thing to do, to bring so much harm.

Interesting photo John, surely makes those cars like matchbox toys.

Thanks for sharing.
Kia Ora

If you "know" people out there, news like that gets a whole other perspective....seems that not nature but men had a hand in setting the woods on fire.
You have an absolutely great perspective here.
Wonderful picture.
We had the pleasure of enjoying Athens after a view days of rain, so no air pollution and wonderful views from Lycabettus Hill.
Thanks for sharing both pictures and note - we will pray that no more lives are lost and the fires will be under control soon.

Dear John,

It is truly a sad moment in Greek history, our lovely country lost almost 1/3 of its much needed woods and the loss of life and property is huge. We will try to rebuild out of our ashes our country and hope that this will be the last time. I must mention that France, Cyprus, Russia and other countries gave us support with firefighting planes and helicopters, and we are grateful.

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-29 3:42]

Excellent composted picture captured from the top deck, John.
Indeed very sad what happen in Greek with the fieldfires there.
Hard to imaging, its that dangerous to people and their belongins.
Groeten van Jan

Hi dear Bro, yes, Greece in flame. Terrible! I heard yesterday on the news that the residential developpers are the ones who set the fire, to get the land at a cheap cost for developpement. Terrible!

this is an original composition and makes it a kind of graphical image. Nice bright colours.

Also the ws is very informative.

Well done! sis :)
ps: Yes in my dreams too I am going to Holland and visit you and friends. To bad Ben and I cannot. Lets hope that we will be able in the near future.

The lines shapes and colors make a great combination for an excellent composition John! Very nice depth of field and point of view.


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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-08-29 17:30]

Hi John,

Thanks for this humanitarian post and workshop; I had been searching for such.

My heart goes out to all the TL community in Greece . . .


Hi my friend John,

Sad to read news on Greece . . Hope will be recovered soon and as beauty as this picture . . Very sharp and lovely color John . .

I still have a similar book that I've sent to you, is there any one have interest on Indonesia? and I will send it to . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Partial eclipse.

Good photo my friend and hope the fires in Greece are coming to an end. This summers weather seems to have brought suffering to people all over the world. Don

Hallo John.
Great composition.Very beautiful İmage and shot.nice place and colors.well done.TFS
Çok Teşekkürler

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-09-03 6:35]

Hello Sir John,

Your composition is beautiful here along with the thoughtfulness in its perspective. Nice selection of view point. Indeed, the sad demise of Greek fire is heart breaking. Thus, a lovely tribute to them within a motivational quotation. Well done.

Thanks for sharing this lovely image.

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