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Where the heck is my bike ?

Where the heck is my bike ?
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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: 2007-11-22
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): hahaha [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-15 12:22
Viewed: 2532
Points: 116
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Where the hecki s my bike ??

Treklens we are still in Leiden, the Netherlands.
Funny.. my small country known by 3 international names.

Oldest and most famous: Holland
(after the two Provinces Nort and South Holland)
Than.. often oficialy used in postal terms:
(Les) Pays Bas or translated..The Flat Lands
To end with the real oficial name:

The Netherlands (Dutch: Nederland)

Anyway.. this youung Lady seemed to be in loss of a bicycle .. that is a made up story fitting in a funny situation .. she also just could look to the left to see if her boyfriend is around .. or .. well.. you can fill in a few for your self.

Again Leiden.. a nice town .. a little bit the victim of Amsterdam and Delft,
as far it concerns Tourism !

Thanks for the pop-in and have a smashing weekend Folks!

Best regards

John T


"The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community."

- Ann Strong, quoted in the Minneapolis Tribune in 1895

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-12-15 12:33]

Great idea to shot that scene - not very nice for the bike owner... ha ha ha. and that girl upstairs look so nice.
Well done John - TFS

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-12-15 12:33]

Hello John,
You are my neighbour today :)).
A funny picture, well presented...the lady who is looking after her bike :)). Good composition, PP work(like always) and idea.
A lovely weekend for you too *__-
Vi ses!

Hi John,

Of course we expect nothing less of you - not only two bikes - very good security here- but also a nice lady-in-distress.
How do you do that - well you have an eye for things like that. Spot on!
Have a smashing weekend,

  • Great 
  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-12-15 13:20]

Hi John,
What a nice composition and original subject! i like imagine all possible situations in this case. Good for my brain!

Excellent colors and textures. Bravo! Annie

Hello John
Lovely idea and great shot.Very beautiful compositiona and colours.well done my friend.

Hello John.
Funny scene to see but not necessary for the bike owner. I like your tight crop. Good sharpness and colors.

Hi John,
Great spottet and nice presentation. Isn't this very tipical in NL :-)? TFS

yes Leiden is a charming city :)
about the situation here, it's funny indeed, as if the bike falled and the other catch the falling one to save its life ;)
attractive situation, a bike story that remind me one of my photos from amsterdam
the colours are very good looking and the lady is a good bonus to your composition

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2007-12-15 14:58]

Hi John, funny picture and note. Nice composition and great colours. Compliments, really a good work!
ciao, Cinzia

geweldig leuke plaat!!!!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-12-15 19:40]

Hi John,
Very nice capture indeed. I wonder how the bike got there.

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2007-12-15 21:18]

Dear John,

Good concept.
Timely shot.
Namasthe :)

A nice WE.

jean paul

Hi John

Nice shots on this daily transport...congrats

Amri HMS

Hoi John,
Great scene and idea, funny shot. Although, for the young lady, it wasn't fun at all I think...
Congrats for the excellent photo. Have a nice Sunday, Lszl

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-12-16 0:39]

This is such a cute title! A good picture, nice color and detail. TFS

Hello John,
I'm trying to figure out how this happened, and I think I came to a solution...
I feel sorry for the lady coming in from the right to look for her bike..!
Well seen, Mr Tulip!
Pablo -

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-12-16 1:21]

Merhaba myfriend John....
enteresting shot..superb colors and focus...bravo..selamlar

Dat heb ik nu ook weleens met mijn fiets bij het station John. Staat er mooi op en vooral die blik van die dame alsof ze haar fiets zoekt. Gelukkig is het niet je auto;-)

Grtz Pim

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-12-16 2:55]

Hi John

I hope you had a great weekend, too! A humorous shot, although not for the forlorn person looking for their bike! Good pov & excellent sharpness. Tfs!

Hoi John
great moment you nailed...
very beautiful subject: Bike and story...
The girl,model is so cute...as if she realy ooks for her bike
Ilike it much....:-)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-16 3:35]

Delightful capture!
YOur timing, with the lady in the photo, is perfect!
Great colours and details

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2007-12-16 3:40]

ciao john....come al solito bella nota e bella foto...ottima composizione...belli i dettagli incredibile il soggetto...complimenti...

Hi John :o)

Hehe ! Bicycles but a young lady too ! lol
Funny note and shot. You have good ideas ... a particular eye that I like :o) Well composed and framed, bravo !

:) later

Well spotted and photographed John!
I lke the clever incluison of the lady (frame right),and the interesting POV; the composition is great too!
Best wishes

Hi John,
Decisive anfurgettable moment. Humorous scene.
ok ok gzel dşnlmş ve yakalanmış bir an.
Ne kadar hoş...
Tebrikler arkadaşım
Selahattin E

Ha ha ha . . It's a funny picture . . or funny title . .
Wonderful idea and presented very well that suit with the title . .
How are you my friend John?
Great picture . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Fawn . Yes, it's a family of KANCIL . . we have changed in 1972 the letter of 'tj' to 'c' . .

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-12-16 6:13]

Hi John
Long time no heare.
Great shot, well seen, good light, great composition, you have done a great and funny shot.
The very best regards

ps. what about mai.....

I love these small towns where you can grab a bike and get around. No way you can do this in Houston. You would be trampled by huge trucks! Really nice shot John!!

I think the bike just went out for some bungee jump.

Funny capture.

Hello Johnny,

Funny..really candid shot.
The hanging bike, and the girl on the bridge is perfect composition.
Sharp, and nice shot from Leiden.


Hi John, fun composition, great idea, poor bike, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-12-16 10:27]

Hello John, great shot of a funny situation & good title! You didn't do that just for a good photo did you my friend? :} just kidding! Nancy & I wish you & family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! :} Don

Hello John!

A funny shot indeed . Well observed and presented. Great timing.
Well done !

Hi John,

Very funny idea and a nice story you've imagined here. A story about bicycles in the bicycle's land. :-)
Thank you.

I wish you a good week,

Merhaba Dear Friend John,
Coook Guzel Photo!! Very beautiful Compo.Perfect colours and Details.Congrats!!!
Best Wishes,

Hi John,
Well you grabbed a great oppertunity and made a great shot out of it and a good story to boot...:o)
I bet the owner had a heck of a time pulling that bike up, it does'nt look like one of the newer alloy types! TFS

A funny shot, John, nicely seen and shown. You've cropped and framed to show off your subject to good effect. And the woman walking along offers a most convenient prop. It does indeed look as though the poor lady has been "left hanging," especially if the lower bike really should happen to be hers. Perhaps Ann of the Tribune was "left hanging" by some gent herself and so inspired to utter her quote. No doubt, just to be equal opportunity about it, there are men who feel exactly as Ann did about their spouses :) Thanks for the chuckle!


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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2007-12-16 17:17]

Hi joo!

Well its an interesting composition and funny! I would like to see the face of his owner!!!

Ana ***

Good find John, I guess it somehow overbalanced. Just as well it was locked to the other bike. Good colour, well composed and nicely presented. TFS,

Anno 1747, ja op een oude fiets moet je het leren, Toch ?
Perfect in beeld gebracht, John.
The lady adds to it.
Groeten van Jan
Ps. toch maar de Olympus gekocht.
Behind the obvious, weet je. haha
ps. with a Big smiley.

Hahaha, some things will never change ;-).
Nice little touch with the lady seemingly looking around. Funny.


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-12-17 5:27]

hehehe, what a funny capture !

have a great week,

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-12-17 6:32]

Weer gaan varen, John? ;o)).
Tja, met deze foto kun je inderdaad qua verhaal alle kanten uit. Het standpunt maakt 'm heel speciaal, al betwijfel ik of die fiets daar al "sinds 1747" hangt lol.

Oops ! Hi John, wonder how this happened.. anyway, good thing it's not your bike :-))

It's a fascinating street capture - interesting POV. Well done. Best regards, Daniel.

hi john, funny shot! i can see someone misplacing it here! how on earth did that happen? i dont know its hard to tell how high up it is, someone may have put it there on purpose! anyways good shot thats kept me guessing, well done, thanks scott.................back for pts!

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-12-17 12:54]

Hallo John
Like a lot of people .. busy busy busy
Nevertheless my friend, a few quick steps in checking some photographers and starting with you: A good start.
Absoluut klasse John. Gave shot


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-12-18 3:32]

Hallo John
Ook dit is jammer genoeg Nederland
Erg mooi weergegeven.
Gr Jos

HE, HE .......... THIS IS AWESOME .............. BOBAN.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-19 4:36]

Haha ! Great shot John ! Well seen and done ! A little gem. Thanks !


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-12-20 11:57]

A funny picture, good street photography here.
Happy holidays,

Nice shot, John. Interesting scene.
Have a fantastic Cristmas.
pozdrowienia z Polski

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-12-21 4:33]

Hola John,
preciosa y original compo,
detalles, color y pov,
agradable ambiente,
saludos amigo
(tomorrow 100)

Hi John,
Very nice photo.
Best regards,

Hi Bro, hehe, this is a funny one. Well seen and captured :)
Is this the dutch way of locking bicycles ;))

Cheers, sis!
ps: tried to phone you but the fax machine went on.

hello! fantastic capture!great view! TFS

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-12-23 6:15]

Hi John ;)
very nice artphoto...TFS
J ;)

Magnfica imagen la que nos muestras John.
La chica parece estar buscando "algo" que se le esconde de la vista.
Buen encuadre y expresivo rostro.
Felicitaciones por este interesante trabajo y por las fechas en las que estamos, para t y tus seres queridos.
Desde Gran Canaria, JL.

You have a great sense of humor. :) The moment is so well captured with that lady seemingly looking for her bike.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Canada.


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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-12-28 23:24]

beauiful image....

merry christmas john

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