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A TL Photoshoot

A TL  Photoshoot
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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: 2007-09
Categories: Humorous, Transportation, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-12 9:29
Viewed: 2862
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A treklens Photo shoot
No Folks, not on the roof of this Van :-)
Here we see two Japanese Ladies with a *DREAM* equipement (*_*)

In total I spotted 4 Japanese persons and a Van/Car loaded with photo-gear and even a place to stand on the roof of the Van. (WOW)

Two of the crew, these girls , made photo's of 'Talens Photo shop' as we can see here .

What/ why I will never know but for a moment I saw myself rebuilding My Suzuki Grand Vitara over the weekend. (No.. I did not realy ..)

An idea for any of you maybe ?

Photo made last September , in Delft, during the TL meet of the Low lands and by now you all know the participants , right ?

Plans are to do one with the Friends in Quebec - Canada
July 6-to 13 .. for Quebecs 400 years Aniversary and
everything is still open and who ever likes to join is welcome !!!

PP done in PhotoShopCs3 and PSP 9
Thanks for popping in Folks

John T

I don't care if I fall
as long as someone else picks up my gun
and keeps on shooting.”

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-02-12 9:33]

ciao john... bella composizione...ottima atmosfera...bella la foto e buono il soggetto...la nota non la capisco molto a causa del mio tentennamento del inglese...

Dear John..

Beautifull capture showing the atmosphere of shooting...
A sensible shot.
Photography meet's Photography :)
Well done..

jean paul

Hi John.
Great shot my friend!Nice idea.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-12 10:10]

Great capture, John! I wonder what they were doing and why? A new shot for a website perhaps?
this is real estate photography taken to the limit!

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-02-12 10:24]

Nice shot, well presented too. I wonder whether the picture these ladies took was as good as yours...
Best Regards,

Excellent the border John, nice work. Thanks too for the story!!
Very good oportunity capturing the scene!! great!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-02-12 11:47]

You certainly hve a good eye for nice details John.

Merhaba John,
Çok güzel kompozisyon, çok güzel bir çekim.Well presentation.TFS.


A good PP work here to present the final result.

Good note. Pro gear? Like what? D3 or mark III I might guess ;-)


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-02-12 12:43]

Hola amigo,
siempre magníficas fotos,
originales temas...
buen pov y dof.
saludos John.

I think my little Nissan sedan would look strange with a platform on top John. A well composed image good colour and fine detail. Ihave asked this question of others but am yetto get an answer from an of them...why mix and match imaging programs? Each one has a different compressioin ratio. TFS,

hi john, wow neat shot, the people really wanted the shot! excellent colors and clarity, well presented,
thanks scott

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-12 13:33]

Hello Sir John,

When we had peace in country, we use have a lot of tourists. Even when I was a child, Japanese tourist were identified with their uniqueness and that was a number of cameras per capita.

A beautiful moment has been taken in this frame. Nice capture of the capturing moment. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-02-12 13:55]

That van sure is a nice solution for shooting in overcrowded tourist areas, John. It just needs some iron & concrete bumbers on all sides to push them aside ;o)
Standing there cannot really be that steady, especially in crowded areas - or even on a windy day, though.
I like the way you let the van pop out of the frame, that adds some nice dynamics to the picture.
Hey, I can't find anything to nit-pick about. Damn.
LOL - & tfs

Hello Sir John:
Great capture of this documentry:)
As usual, very fine details & evrything with it...
Hope you are doing well!

Just two questions: why are your notes always in bold, and are the daily quotes supposed to be closely related with the photos themselves?
Just wondering...

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-02-12 15:47]

Hi John!
We always wants equipment still better and ideas to take splendid photographs. Me the first! laugh Excellent idea and note to go with it.
A bientôt mon ami!

excellent compo John.. so nice scene and pov!! thanks
ciao Marco
(too less time for TL now)

Mooie aktiefoto John !
Kun je mooi in zien hoe ver men moet gaan voor een goede foto. Blijkbaar heeft een japanner zin in FotoTalens. Mooie heldere plaat met mooie kleuren.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-13 0:38]

hehehe, girls, cars, photos ... what more can we ask for ?!

ps.The yellow umbrella is of a bar, I hope.
pps.I'll be back

Hi John,

You capture excellent this decisive moment. All around a great shot. TFS

Kind regards,

P.S. I'll be back

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-02-13 0:55]

Hallo John
Busje komt zo.
Mooie candid.
Gr Jos

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-02-13 1:22]

Hi John
Someone you know???
Nice presentation, good comments, it could have been you traveling around with a gruppe of TL members.


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-02-13 1:23]

Hi John

Very interesting to read the Note, and such gorgeous Japanese girls shooting from van top. Must be serious pro stuff, or else doing a project assignment?

Great capture of the moment and nicely framed.

TFS, bill

Excellent sharpness and details.
A dream equipment all right.

Hello John!
Nice shot and very beautiful work! I like this stile of frame!
Lovely colours and perfect detail!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

Hey, hey...that is funny one John.
I was wondering who are they...none of from the TL members :-)
Nice candid shot, and good action captured. TFS

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-02-13 6:11]

Beautiful capture showing the atmosphere of shooting. Well done John.

Hoi John
Mooi genomen en al je photoshop gedoe is weer prime
Ik lees in je reactie aan David dat het frame gedaan is met
PaintShopPro , goed dat ik dat weet, bedankt en een fijne avond

Merhaba John,
Wonderful shot of a pretty moment....
Nice colours of composition. Tfs.
Farklı güzel çekim. Teşekkürler arkadaşım....
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-13 11:58]

Hallo John.
Goed geobserveerd en prachtig in beeld gebracht.
Tis net of die Van door een winkelruit is gereden. Superbly framed.!
Ik dend dat die 'meisjes' een doosje kleurpotloden willen kopen, hebben ze natuurlijk niet in Japan, toch ?
Groeten van Jan

Hi John
This is a very relevant photo of photographs making photos.Even if she's on the top of the van, the girl has to stand on tip-toe to make her photo. That's a lovely and humorous picture well exposed and an interesing artistic border.

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-02-13 15:55]

Hi joão!

Well i dont have a Vitara, but i have a FIAT and an OPEl... maybe mights!!! I tink it´s a good idea!!! ohh forget... the husband here says in a quicly way... not in my Opel!!!

Well good captured, a good moment in the right place were photografy it´s the principal subject!!!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-02-14 3:06]

Hi John

I like the front of the van, extending beyond the frame, at right. The woman photographer sure is dedicated, & intent! Good sharpness & pov. Tfs!

Hola John ;-)

Muy buena composoción, excelente escena fotográfica y una presentación fantástica.



If I stood on the roof of this van, I'd have to answer to the insurance company! Good timely capture here, I see a LOT of strange things like this in Japan. Great composition and details here. Not sure (I never am) about the frame. If you are going to have a frame I suppose one that is interesting like this is effective as any. Good capture John,

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-02-14 5:55]

What is there to say except that it is great as usual.Love the nose of the car popping out of the frame.
I have the van but would not have the energy to climb on top. Definitely would be a traffic stopper.

"I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.” HAHAHA! Very TEXAS of you!! Love it! Nice shot and a good eye here Johnny! OH to have the set up....and to let someone drive me around town like this! I would just have to watch my head under the bridges AHHAA! Wonderful shot!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-02-14 7:24]

Fantastic capture! Good idea! A lovely story!
I love the composition, the framing and colors.
Very well done my "TL" friend...
Have nice day,
Rgd. George

Hi John,

Nothing new here!
I take picture from the roofrack of my old Land Rover ;-).
That one even gets off-road into very interesting locations. and I wouldn't dare to take this VW transporter off road :-).

Greetings! Dennis

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-02-14 22:24]

Mooie opname 'right on time'
The photographer photographed'
Candid shot John PERFECT POV


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-02-15 0:31]

Hi John ;)
great shot and frame...TFS
Best wishes and Happy V. day,
J ;)

Hi John,

Nou ja die panden zijn sowieso vast interessant en het woord Photo herkennen ze.
Hier in de buurt rijdt een Landrover van een reclame fotograaf die ook voor makelaars werkt rond en die heeft op zijn dak ook zo'n platform.
Benieuwd dus hoe jouw auto er uit gaat zien.
Leuk moment, mooie presentatie.


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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-02-15 4:56]

Hi my friend,

Great moment captured in capturing other photographers at work. Good POV and well presented.



Hi John,
This is spotted well. And I do wonder what are they so dascinated about? You never know as photographers have different 'eyes'. Best regards, Danilo

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-02-15 7:38]

Merhaba myfriend Dear John...
verynice comp..and work...
Beautifull captured and pov..bravo...

OK John, I think between them and you, you have the more interesting picture!

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-02-15 14:24]

Szervusz John,
Likes your photo. I work with Kodak. Interesting picture. Great shot. Congrat.
Regards, Zsú

Hello John,

Great daily life scene! Excellent frame!
Congratulations! TFS

on saturday

Hi John,

I like the mystery of this, why are they shooting, what are they shooting etc. Good post and I like the Che Guevara quote.


hello JT,

the frame is just lovely.. nice shot of another photographer at action.. probably the one with camera interested in shooting the classic look of the Kodak shop that written there kodak film since 1931 since the product are from Japan :)

have a lovely weekend my friend.

regards, terry
later :))

a well seen and sharp candid shot John. good composition of a daily life image.good job of trekking on this one.
regards..........andres :)later

Great catch of the moment

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-02-17 9:14]

Hello John, I need that equipment! :-) Great shot of these well equipped girls at work!

Did you see that they're talking about you on the cover of a famous magazine? :-)

Have a good day, thanks!


Interesting capture very well presented. TFS

Salut John,
Te voila revenu du Québec...chanceux !!!
J'aime beaucoup ta photo...je la trouve très fun et et très réussie.
J'aime beaucoup ton cadre.

Hi John! There are really lots of Japanese and Koreans who are very avid with photography. Here in the Philippines, they're everywhere, with great hi-tech cam gears. Very good selection with lovely out-of-bounds composition. Your place is one of the most photogenic city in the world. I'm sure I'll come back for more snaps :)
Freddie :)

Hi John.
Prachtige en zeer sterke opname. Heb je ze ook nog van de andere kant?.
Ik wil jouw ook zo wel eens aan het werk zien. moet mogelijk zijn.
Gr Frans

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