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A welcome from Holland to Ben

A welcome from Holland to Ben
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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: Architecture
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, 1gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-04 1:45
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens, a welcome photo from Leiden, Holland to
a new member :
BigBen , husband of Yan, in TL photograph2u

Welcome Ben.. and hope you enjoy many happy hours in our world . (You have a good teacher close by )

TL..my photo.. about the same procedure as previous photo.

Thanks for your pop-in and reactions Folks


John T
“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”

C.S. Lewis

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Hello John! Marvelous POV, marvelous cityscape. Amazing water, beautiful mirror. Good capture. Very good composition. Good luck!

Hi John,

What a nice thought to welcome a new member this way with a beautiful and typical dutch picture with old houses and a drawbridge!

Welcome Ben, hope you will enjoy TL as much as all of us.


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-03-04 1:53]

Hola amigo John,
preciosa vista pov. y dof...
buena presentación,
reflejos y hermosos detalles.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-03-04 1:55]

Hi John,

Very pretty shot you captured here, I like the reflection, very nice colours too, well captured my dear,


Hi John,

I've seen that kind of wooden bridge at Jakarta few weeks ago . . Dutch left this kind of architecture for us, and people use it lately for pre-wedding . .
I should capture it one day . . and share it with you . .
Lovely scene here . . Beautiful composition with all those reflections . .


A great capture. I love how the picture presents the scene in a peaceful slice of time.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-03-04 2:20]

Hallo John
Let ons ziet, wat dit, mooie kanalen en gebouwen is. Goede lichte, buitengewone scherpte, en zeer goed samengesteld. Beste whishes

A really nice view of the typical canal of Holland. Well captured
Best wishes,

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-03-04 2:40]

Hi John,
It's beautiful, it's look like a postcard too :) Nothing else to say except it's wonderful :))
Have a grat day

Hi John:
A very fine welcome to Ben from you...
and with all this water in Holland, it makes Holland so beautiful:)

Hi John,
great POV, excellent reflection,
very nice image, well done!


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-03-04 3:08]

Hi John
A lovely perspective in a vertical frame and lovely colors with great reflections

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-03-04 3:33]

nice capture

Beautiful capture.
Excellent sharpness and details.
And a very good welcome for Ben :-).

merhaba sevgili arkadaşım
excellent interesting houses and excellent lovely colours and reflections.well done.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

Wow! hihi!

What can I say, Frere, more then thank you so much for the nice welcoming dedication, this is so sweet of you! And a beautiful image from Holland which is on our wishlist to visit some day!
A nice lead-in canal, good perspective to lead Ben in TL :) The sky is very nice and so are the reflections.

Thank you very much and as soon as Ben wakes up, I will tell him, he's been working all night. He works mostly night shifts as you know.

And thank you to all of you of TL for the nice welcome :)

Have a great day! Soeur :))

Hello Johnny,
I think next time definitely I would like to see Leiden.
Its so beautiful. I love this composition and colors.
Well done with vertical formatting. TFS

hello JT,

very lovely dedication to Ben.. i like everything in this shot.. the buildings, the water, the dry tree and blue sky :) as always superb shot.

regards, terry

Nice job John, like the Reflections and the whole scene. TFS Rob

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-03-04 7:04]

WOW! I love this!! Very beautiful lighting and reflection. TFS

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-03-04 8:11]

hi John

Holland is world famous for the canals and bridges. A shot like this means home for you but it means something new and interesting to us from Malaysia. Canals, windmills!

Nice way to present your country.

TFS, bill

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  • BigBen (30)
  • [2008-03-04 9:27]

Ha Ha !! Thanks for the welcome to TL, John. Holland is very inviting. One question for you: Are these boats on the right side safe to navigate on ? Very good composition.



Hi John,

Very beautiful welcome message for Ben, as usual you have nice and encouraging words for new TL members.
The photo looks very dutch, with typical architecture of the houses in the warm light and the canal as a leading line is very well placed in your composition. Also excellent POV and colours. TFS

Have a nice evening,

Hi John,
Amazing shot of impressive reflections...
Good perspective and perfect depthing. Tfs.
Çok güzel foto...
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

ciekawe miejsce, fajnie zobaczyłeś je w swoim zdjęciu. Pocztóweczka jak się patrzy, całość dobrze zamknięta smaczną ramką - pozdrawiam

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-03-04 11:15]

Neat reflection and I like the way the clouds seem to complement the bridge.

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2008-03-04 13:01]

Hi John,
Great shot with nice comp and the reflections is fantastic.
Goeie raamwerk my vriend.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-03-04 13:47]
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Tja, Leiden hebben we verleden jaar gemist en dat zal ik toch een keertje moeten inhalen, John ;o). Mooi gezichtspunt koos je hier, en technisch best goed in alle aspecten. Maar, je kent me, toch enkele opmerkingen: ik zou die ene halve centimeter rechts, met die ene hoge gevel, hebben weggecropt. Die springt er wat te erg uit, of misschien ook wel niet erg genoeg, wegens te smal. Enfin, je snapt me wel ;o). En nog eentje: f4 ? Ik zou hier snelheid hebben laten vallen ten gunste van dieptescherpte, met toch minstens een f8 of f10.
Maar da's natuurlijk allemaal "dingo's muggenzifterij" hé, dus zeker niet van wakker liggen ;o)

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-03-04 19:56]

Hi John,
Nice Dutch canal view. Look slike a painting by one of your Dutch masters.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-03-04 22:01]

Hoi John
This is a very nice shot,
I like the reflections on the little canal,
Like your previous shot: Leiden a place to be !


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-03-05 1:04]

Good morning John ;)))
beautifu shot, nice frame...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)))

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-03-05 1:46]

Hi John

Good fg graphism of the fence, with wonderful reflections in the canal, & with superb colour & sharpness. Tfs!

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-03-05 4:01]

Hello John,
Great capture. Amazing colours and light. Fantastic compo.
My regards, jmb

Hi John,
Beautiful place,good composition and light.

Hi John, great view with splendid reflections and wonderful colors, superb composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-03-05 9:23]

Een klassiek meesterwerk John.

Hi John,

Excellent POV, very good lead in using the channel and the composition and perspective very good. Creative frame make your presentation great.

Hi Dear John,
Wonderful capture.
Perfect sharpness and details.Congrats!!!!
Greetings from Istanbul.
Tesekkur Ederim:)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-03-05 11:49]

Hi John,
Your photos are more and more beautiful! What a good clarity and superb colors, here! You captured a quiet mood enhanced by this dark foreground leading us towards the bridge and its nice reflections with a come back by the long street at the left side! I like this view very much! Annie

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-03-05 13:29]

Hello John and Welcome to TL Ben...

I really like the look here John.. it looks very warm! Boats and bikes what a wonderful combination! My eyes keep going to the sky and down the river

take care


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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-03-05 13:37]

Hello John,
Another nice view with reflections . . .

Hi John,
Wow, fabulous reflects, colors and pov. You've brought a lovely scene to life. TFS,

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-03-05 17:34]

Nice gift for Ben - beautiful lighting and quality reflection here. The canal boats tied to the right bank are a nice touch.


ciao John.. light and colours are a beauty here.. it looks Venice.. i think there are some similarities, inst it? wonderful pov.. really effective!! thanks for sharing!
ciao Marco

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-03-06 4:39]

Merhaba John,
perfect clarity and reflwctions.I also liked colours and compo.TFS.Necla.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-03-06 4:44]

Hi John...
Absolutely fantastic shot, composition and PP work...

Also: Welcome to Ben, I'm hope He will enjoy "TL" as much as all of us.
Well done...
Rgd. George

hello john!
excellent composition and nice view on this canal :))


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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2008-03-06 12:48]

Hello John! Great photo. For me I like the kinda dark, lower right, to lighter, upper left. Drop shadow lends to this. Water clear & calm. Just getting rid of ice & snow & more snow coming tomorrow! :} Don

Hello John,
Excellent colorful and beautiful reflections, magnificent firing.Great composition.
Well done my friend.TFS.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-03-06 16:13]

Hi John,
A super welcome ! Nicely done- beautiful river with excellent lighting and details. TFS Julie

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2008-03-06 16:41]

Hello John
A real nice presentation. Real "dutch" one!
Um abraço, Groetjes !
from Recife-Brazil,

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-03-06 17:36]

looks absolutely beautiful. Great colors and a gorgeous view. TFS

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-03-06 18:25]

I like how you have composed this , John with the water taking us off into the distance. The way you have the shadows and light make the lovely reflections, jump. Beautiful and welcome to Ben as well.
Warm Regards

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-03-06 23:48]

John almost missed this
it is again a good presenting Holland dot com photo.
Love the relex op water.

Nicely presented in the vertical format John, ood colour and light and an excellent POV. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Reflections/reflecting’

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-03-08 12:03]

Hi john, fine perspective, reflection and light. I like framing too.
Ciao, Cinzia

Hi John
Anoher beautiful scene of your country. A good perspective of the canal and the bridge in the distance.Nice reflexion and beautiful redish tones of the brick buildings alongside the canal.
Nicely done
Regards from Québec

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-03-09 3:13]

Great PoV -- a fine welcome to a new member.
superb depth of colour, fine PoV

Hi John !
this is an interesting and engaging POV - excellent use of line of the canal edge on the right.
Personally though, I think the image itself could have been sharper.

Best regards,

Hi John,
Wonderful colors and reflections in this magnific composition!

Hello John!

Nice and calm shot, like a painting! Well done! TFS.

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2008-04-05 14:46]

Hi Jonh,
Wonderfull composition, Well Done.
Best Regards,

Hi John,
Another nice view from the Holland with excellent colorful and beautiful reflections. Nice work.

Best regards,

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