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Ups and downs in Delft - Holland

Ups and downs in Delft - Holland
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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: 2007-09-15
Categories: Humorous, Architecture
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/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TL LowLands meet - September 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-16 13:53
Viewed: 2654
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
*Living in Delft with its ups and downs*

TL we are in Delft here , last year September ...
Showing Delft to some inetrnational Treklens friends I had to take this shot, across one of the many small canals in Delft.

The streets in Delft are narrow...but still people manage to even park their car in front of the house.

Now, this needs skill , as you can see here, a job done by the inch.. and.. getting out of the car on the other side for obvious reason!!!!! (*_*)

Sometimes it realy happens a person with a few drinks to many, manage to park the car this way.. so far so good, but forget to go out on the other side ..YES !!
ending up in the canal..

Take my word for it ... it is not a nice Armani aftershave smell when they come out :-)

Thanks for your visit Folks

John T.

*You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today.

They left a little note on the windscreen, it said:

'Parking Fine '

Quote of
Tommy Cooper


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I love Holland and the opportunity it has for terrific photos. Great shot.

You are tooo funny! (parking fine)


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-16 16:26]

great PoV and composition, John -- a very fine posting

Hello John,

Excellent work, great colorsa bg pov dof excellent POV with great details well composed and great work

TFS Kyle

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-02-16 17:19]

Hello John:)
Very good show here - picture is spoken. Now I can see something new about traffic... well composed:)
Greetings - Tom

Hello John,

A kind of car advertising . . Excellent composition . .
I don't know what car is it . .
How's your Valentine John?
Well done my friend . .


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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-02-16 19:29]

Hi John,

Fine composition, and the windows are arranged in a lovely pattern in frame.
The notes tell a deep thought... Thank you for this warning..
I like the way you composed the two tree branches in the frames top edges.


Hello Sir John:
The contrasts on the black car & white windows is well managed:)
The framinf with the branches above tells me about this seasoned photographer!
Thanks for the notes with good education for me!!!

hi john, great shot, very interesting picture and great notes to explain,

Hi John,

This image remembers me all the beautiful moments spent in Delft, last spring, walking along the canals on those narrow streets like this one.
Very well seen the town's life and the typical architecture.
I like the reflection of the vis-a-vis buildings in the windows and the natural frame created by the trees, too.

Have a beautiful Sunday,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-02-17 1:10]

Merhaba myfriend Dear John...
verynice shot and detail...selamlar

hi JT,

lovely shot of this apartments. i like it brown colour same as my friend home in london stepney green.. i love the place but his at the 4th floor..

looking at this picture bring back memories of my lovely time there.. im fall in love with the old building.. hehe.. and i could fall for this one too.. love the design.. well captured my friend..

regards, terry
later :))

hello john!
very nice composition and great reflection on glass windows.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-02-17 4:53]

Hello Sir John,

A beautiful urban scene is composed in this shot where two engineering fields are precieved (by myself) i.e. civil and mechanical. Or if I say in other words moveable and imovable property.......

Fantastic presentation, I shall be looking forward to join any of the TL meeting in near future. Thanks for sharing this image.

Hello Johnny,
When I look at this photo, notice a lot of things.
Composition, details...like reflections on the glass doors, and windows, the natural framing with two branches of tree.
This photo speaks a lot, and also the way car is parked.
Not sure if American cars can be parked in that way, b/c our driver seat is at the canal side..LOL.
Very nice daily life shot, with good colors, and details.
Thank you

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-02-17 5:57]

Hi John

Nice reflections in the windows. Good sharpness & superb use of the 2 green branches, either side, at the top, to frame & bookend the image. Tfs!

I like how you composed this John,
great reflections in the windows, colors are perfect,
most of all great catch with that car in an unlikely place!
Well done.
- Vincent

Good sharpness, composition and details.
Yup, that takes some skill all right.

Hoi John.
what a beautiful perspective in this well composed
car the windows reflections.
Well framed well done my friend.


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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-02-17 10:18]

Hoi John
Excellent lighting, sharpness and details.
Love this, good reflection of true life in many Dutch places :-)

Hi John, not only ups and downs in the levels of the buildings but the canal wall too, a perspective nightmare. Good colour, well composed and a wonderful light. TFS,

Hello John,
A masterpiece or a John Tulip work. Both of them are same thing.
I see amazing rhytmicity and beautiful reflection on the glasses of windows. Congrats my friend.
Selahattin E

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-02-17 16:54]


Strange way to live!!!Defenely that its not a life for me becouse im a very distracted person!
Good composition, wonderful details and colours!


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-02-18 0:53]

Ziet men bij ons ook veel
vooral bij die hoge herenhuizen

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-02-18 1:14]

Hi John
Ups and downs - everyone can come to that point, whits way will it go?
The photo dosent show if the car is reight og left stearing, can you tell.
Good and funy shot John, and park fine ore pay.

../PL::::::: if I Remember.

Hi John,
Interesting scene... I hate to be driving here or having an expensive car because chances of it getting scratched is pretty high. Well seen and captured! tfs

Hi John,
Very beautiful geometrical and graphical shot.Well captured.TFS.
ok selamlar.


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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-02-18 2:38]
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Hello John,
I'm back for comments, I did not forget my dear TL friends -_*

It's a funny note :)), I like the reflections in the windows and the composition with the natural frame. Great daily picture, you captured a fine moment indeed!
With all my friendship,

ps. Take care!Vi ses!

Lachen John, nou ik zou hem niet graag daar parkeren, alhoewel daar wonen er wel bijzonder aantrekkelijk uitziet!

Heel leuke (en ook mooie) opname.


Hello John
Thank you for this page of culture, it is interesting and your note is very humoristic.
Holland is certainly a lovely place to visit and I hope I'll go there one day.
that's a nice photo and what I loke most in it is the refelction in the windows showing the houses on the other side of the canal.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-02-18 7:47]

I love seeing the houses with their reflections, framed between the trees. Its a lovely composition.
I hope this is a one way street, otherwise would be most interesting. Love your sense of humour.

Great pov! The notew is quite interesting too kind of funny to think of. (probably not so funny for the people who have done it) Nice details and color. TFS

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2008-02-18 11:21]
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Good shot John, with a good note.
Good composition and exposure.
Goed gedoen my vriend,

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-02-18 11:45]

Hoi Johnny
Today I expanded the parking probs in Delft, rememberd I had also a coin to put in that pocket :-)
Excellent view of the situation as is.
The shine in the windows is, as also Vandana stated, a great plus.
Goodone amigo

Geen Mitsubishi ..... had je dus weg moeten clonen ... ;-)
Grappig tafereel en goed gezien ! In amsterdam zie je uiteraard net zulke situaties. Men MOET hoe dan ook voor de deur parkeren.
Leuke note.

Hi John, great composition with lovely urban view, excellent sharpness and great reflections, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi John
nice colors on this one but I'm not really looking at the picture. I'm looking at the very nice
car :-). This is good advertising - though it is not a Renault. TFS

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-02-19 0:04]

Hi John, it was a good story in your note...until the bit about the smell.
I wonder how many CARS have ended up in the drink?
Oh, the photo, nice composition, and the modern motorcar contrasts well with the traditional houses, well seen.
Regards from NZ,

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-02-19 0:31]
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Mooie compositie John al vind ik hem technisch niet volmaakt.
Gr Jos

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-02-19 5:24]

Jammer John,die grote zwarte K>Twagen voor dat mooie monumentale huis.......typisch Nederland.
Maar toch leukee foto en verhaal !

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-02-19 5:52]

This is pretty amazing, John. I cant imagine even trying this. I guess there is no other traffic to come by, even pedestrian. I really like the reflections in the windows, showing the other side of the canal. Interesting and informative glimpse into anther country.

HAHA! Great shot here Johnny! I can see it now! Very nice parking, what does he do, go out through the sunroof??

interesting capture of this image, well seen as conveyed from your notes, well captured.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-02-19 11:51]

Hahaha! Thanks John for the smile, that's something I might be able to do myself...;-) Good idea, nice picture, thanks!


Great note to go with this interesting picture! Being a dutchman must be perilous! Without a railing, I wonder if anyone ever parks their car IN the canal? If they do, do they have to pay moorage?

Hi John.
Mooie opname goed voor een prent. want langs het water parkeren is altijd prijs.
Knap gezien en mooi gedaan.
Gr Frans

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-02-21 12:43]

Ah Tommy Cooper... I loved most of his shows, John ;o).
I actually saw you take this shot, if I recall right. Mmm... should have taken a similar shot myself. it's not an everyday sight, being able to look underneath a car like this. The PoV was really excellent. Was this on the first boat, or on the rescue vessel, I wonder?

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-02-23 23:29]

How many cars fall into the water here Johnty? I suppose it's a good way to make enemies if you tell your passenger to get out, and... And as you say - they'd be a bit smelly too.
Nice to see how other people live - thanks MF

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