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Fading Beauty

Fading Beauty
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-14
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Minolta Z1
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tips and Techniques [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-19 5:40
Viewed: 1321
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fading Beauty

“Tulpen uit Amsterdam” translated: Tulips from Amsterdam, a well know song from the past. Captured these beauties on the ‘front yard’ of a house-boat at the Prinsengracht, these tulips were just put in a metal tub filled with mould. Those wonderful flowers are even beautiful when the end is near; hence the fading beauties. Not much to tell about only that visiting the Dutch Capital in spring with beautiful weather is giving you a lot of eye-openers. So many things to see and to photograph, this time not the hectic Amsterdam street scene, but a more relaxing view.

PP-talk: Took several shots of a bunch of white tulips and selected the posted one. As frame I used a picture of a very blurred core of a fading tulip and pasted the picture of the tulips in the middle of the fuzzy heart of the tulip. Finally added the text “Fading Beauty”.

The song

Tulips from Amsterdam

When it's Spring again I'll bring again
Tulips from Amsterdam
With a heart thats true I'll give to you
Tulips from Amsterdam
I can't wait until the day you fill
These eager arms of mine
Like the windmill keeps on turning
That's how my heart keeps on yearning
For the day I know we can share these
Tulips from Amsterdam

Tulpen uit Amsterdam

Als de lente komt, dan stuur ik jou: Tulpen uit Amsterdam
Als de lente komt, pluk ik voor jou: Tulpen uit Amsterdam
Als ik wederkom, dan breng ik jou: Tulpen uit Amsterdam
Duizend gele, duizend rooie, Wensen jou het allermooiste!
Wat mijn mond niet zeggen kan, Zeggen tulpen uit Amsterdam,
Zeggen tulpen uit Amsterdam!

lilimih33, vtd_k, Ejtaan, PierreFrigon, gypsygirl58, Silke, milas, shelbeesmom, cstathoulis, JohnTulip, tjutjut, vsinopoulos, c_rapp, Hendrika, Jacqueline has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • vtd_k Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 128] (1270)
  • [2007-04-19 5:45]

Hi friend,
Excellent photo of flowers!
So smooth and shapr!
Nice compo!
Great job!


Hello Hans,
I really like the composition of this photograph! The arrangement with the matching border works very well.White flowers are notoriously easy to over-expose, especially with such bright sunlight but you have controlled it well. The shadows created show the definitiion of the petals. Well done!
Kind regards,
Bev :-)

simple but beautiful.
nice capture, good colors too. and what I like the most is the frame.

well done ;)

Hello Hans!
Beautiful white tulips and lovely frame!
Excellent done!

Beautiful composition of the white tulips Hans. Particularly like how you have presented it with the fuzzy frame. TFS Cheers, Pat.

Hoi Hans,
Die heb je d'r mooi opgekregen. En het frame is helemáál af.
Gek eigenlijk ....... geen klachten! ;-)

Simple but effective image.
Great colours and details captured.
I like the POV.
Framing and presentation exceptional.

Tfs Tracey

Another beautiful bunch of tulips Hans...
Nicely put in a frame that fits it.

:-) prachtig


Very nice capture. And I love that frame :-).
Good sharpness and details. Good lighting.

Hallo Hans.
Eigenlijk ben ik geen liefhebber van bloemen op een foto.
Maar soms zijn er composities gemaakt die zo verrassend zijn dat het de moeite waard is om er wat langer naar te kijken.
Deze is er 1 van erg mooi van opbouw en lijnen en een kader dat er perfect bij past.
een beauty.

PS Eigenlijk zou je zo iets als verjaarskaart moeten kunnen versturen.

Hi Hans,
Simple but beautiful composition! Good sharpness, detail and lighting. I like the framing with the fuzzy flower image too! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Very nice colours and excellent composition. The framing is perfect. Well done
Best wishes,

  • Great 
  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-04-19 8:52]

Hallo Hans
Mooie bloemenopname alleen vind ik het frame een beetje te zwaar. Trekt nu teveel aandacht.
Maar dat is persoonlijk.
Gr Jos

Hi Hnas, your photo is excellent, the withe is very special, great colors compo and sharpen, TFS


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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2007-04-19 11:05]

Hi Hans
Very nice composition. Nicely bound.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-04-19 11:06]

selam friend;
Excellent photo of flowers!
So smooth and shapr!
Nice compo!
Great job!

Hi Hans,
lovely flowers, tones and use of natural light. The framing is very goos too. Nicely seen and presented. Congrats!

Kindly regards,

  • Great 
  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-04-19 11:45]

...perfect beauty and framing... congratulations...
Have a nice afternoon,
J ;)

Hello Hans

Beautiful beautiful shot, lovely clairy and coloursand superb framing. I posted a picture in your honour today to thank you for your workshops.

TFS best regards Helen

Perfect Flower Painting.! Shown, ready for on a living room wall.
Excellent presented, Hans.

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-04-19 16:35]

Hi Hans,
Beautiful picture, nice colors and very well framed. Great and neat details.

Prachtige bloemen en hele fraaie PP. Goed gezien


Hi Hans,

Lovely picture and nicely framed. Beautiful flower!


Hoi Hans,

Prachtige plaat met dito bewerking. Mooie details in de tulpen. Die John is een echte inspirator met zijn achternaam;-)

Grtz Pim

PS Van harte gefeliciteerd ennuh heeft die titel hier iets mee te maken;-0

Hi Hans,
Beautiful flowers and frame; I love the "golden metallic frame"!! Perfect sharpness and detail.
Kind regards,

Hi Hans,

A wonderful and colourful photo full of scent!!! They look lovely! I really like the warm sun light here! Very well framed!

Take care

Hello Hans,

Beautiful photo, very sharp, great colors and well composed. The frame is lovely and the presentation,perfect.

  • Great 
  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-04-20 7:21]
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Brilliant PP work -- a most original idea! How did you add the lines between the two images, Hans?
I love the idea and the image as a whole: great sharpness and PERFECT frame
(back with :)

Like me...HAHAHA! Very nice shot Hans! Very good tight cropping, love the frame! Excellent!
....I'll be back..........

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-04-20 9:35]

Hi Hans,
Without a doubt a Hallmark card here. Composition is well displayed. Perfect lighting and framing with JUST the right COLORS ! TFS this beauty. Julie

Very well presented with that blurry frame. Good shot of the tulips. Great point of view. Well done.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-04-20 18:02]

WOW!! Absolutely beautiful picture. Great pov of the sharp well detailed well colored flowers with a beautiful frame to top it all off. TFS

Hi Hans, splendid flowers with excellent focus and sharpness, elegant presentation, very well done, ciao Silvio

Wat een mooie bloemen en wat heb je ze in een fantastisch frame gezet!
Helemaal te gek.

Hai Hans,
Wauw wat een schitterende foto van deze Tulpen uit Amsterdam,
Gr, Jacqueline

Hi Hans.
Excellent shot. Very nice work. Very pure and sharp shot. Harmony of atmosphere, colours, lightning.
Well done. tfs. Stev

Bonsoir Hans,
Beautiful flowers in a pretty frame, Lovely composition and point of view, colors and sharpness are great..Well done..

Hello Hans!
I love this photo! I would never of guessed that these were tulips taken from the angle you did you gave new life to them! Beautiful and perfect framing as well .TFS

Thanks for your comments on my photo " Sailing...Sailing... (36) " :o)

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