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The Workhorses of the Sea

The Workhorses  of the Sea
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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: 2007-09-16
Categories: Food, Transportation
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): TL LowLands meet - September 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-29 15:37
Viewed: 2701
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens we are here in the subburb of The Hague; Scheveningen.. and more precise: its harbour.

This harbour is mainly used for Fisheng boats, and some other shipping too.. mid-sized boates who come in with short time visits for whatever purpose.

This shot was done by me last September in the TL week of the lowlands and this Sunday Sept. 16 in the presence of our TL members:
Vsinopoulos *Vassilis* and wife Tanya,
Anne and Frank *Dingo *
Also our *Lady of the Wolves*: Vandana2923 !

I will add 2 photo's of them all in the WS

Than.. in July there is a come-together / TL meet in Quebec Montreal .. from 6 till 13 July.. due to the 400 Years Aniversay of Quebec

At the very first time we meet , we all will all sing in downtown Montreal:
Shal we all gather at The Laurence River .. the beautifull the beautifull ri-he-ver etc etc ....
(yes .. based on: Shall we gather at the river) :-)

Seems Otto Rapp has a 'Mystic' golden voice, he will be our lead singer..than we have 3 alt sopranos : Christan..Vandana and Yan
(not sure about Silke) anyway.. this way we will make a lot of $$$ for our trips there!

Till now for sure we have about 12 members who will be there..I am sure others will follow!
More news in due time!

Thanks sofar for the pop-in and also thanks for what ever you are going to do in stimulate me in my hobby
Called photography.
Have a smashing Sunday Folks

John T


“Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land,
And don't criticize What you can't understand”

Bob Dylan


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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Juliet: good to see you backJohnTulip 1 04-09 15:31
To TheMystic: hahahahaJohnTulip 1 03-31 14:16
To Dingo: hoi frankJohnTulip 1 03-30 05:17
To Adri: Hoi AdriJohnTulip 1 03-30 05:14
To joopschotsman: building in backgroundJohnTulip 1 03-30 05:12
To spacebar: Are there sufficient reasons to plan and join?JohnTulip 2 03-30 03:22
To GreenBaron: She Even In Genshelbeesmom 1 03-29 19:25
To GreenBaron: Hoi HansJohnTulip 2 03-29 16:28
To GreenBaron: Hello Hansvandana2923 2 03-29 16:13
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Hi John,
Nice shot of the boats in dock, I like the way the quay wall comes out of the inner frame and leads the eye into the shot, good colours and details and a wonderful sky.
Well done
Regards Andy

Nice Capture John. Very good composition. Nice POV.

Well framed! Thank you for sharing your souvenir with us. Very funny to look.

Thank you !

- Josée

Merhaba John,
Harika bir komposizyon.hareketli
gökyüzü,botlar ve cerceve mükemmel olmuş.
Ellerine saglık,Tebrikler.
İyi hafta Sonu Tatilleri:)

Merhaba Degerli John:)
Çok Güzel bir komposizyon ve tonlar.
Ellerine saglık.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-03-29 18:11]

Hallo John...
Excellent shot, lovely landscape and details.
Very beautiful sky and clouds.
Rgd. George

I love this photo Johnny! excellent blues and reds here, very sharp and I like the tight crop. your framing is VERY attractive too! superb!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-03-29 21:30]

Hi John

Good symmetry, between the 2 boats, with a nice warm vs cold color contrast, between the red & blue colours. Excellent sharpness & composition. Tfs!

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-03-30 0:29]

A very beautiful picture with lovely color. I have really enjoyed the workshops as well, so nice to see all of you having a great time together. TFS

Hi John,

Your photo reminds me the afternoon when we visited the Scheveningen, almost a year ago. It was sunny, but a strong wind was blowing and I was impressed by the surfers coming from the water wich seems not beying afected by the wind at all.
Very beautiful image with these colorful ships. Excellent POV and interesting frame.

Have a sunny Sunday,

Hoi John,
This is a nice "Dutch" view. great how those two coloured vesels are captured, altough I think the overal image can use a tad more brightness and contrast. Anyway a fine presentation (nice frame work) of the port of Scheveningen (did you teach Vandana how to pronounce this? :-)
Excellent posting John.

Endless framing... it would have been a good title, too...! :-)
The workhorses, in italian literally "cavalli da lavoro" it's an intriguing name (I'm interested in etymology...)
I read all your note... It would be marvellous to join: I never visited Canada, so far; my french is better than my english; I sing in a lyric non professional chorus; I know very well napolitan songs and also a quebequoise...
Are there sufficient reasons to plan and join? :-)

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-03-30 2:02]

Hello Sir John,

The blue and the red and the white hummmm a fantastic combination which represnts warm strength, loyalty and peace (in my perspective). An awesome presention my friend, well done.

Many thanks for sharing this image.

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-03-30 3:03]
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Hoi John,
Je laat ons weer genieten van een heel fraaie plaat hoor! Schitterend, hoe de kleuren van de schepen afsteken tegen die prachtige lucht. Alléén het gebouw op de achtergrond kan me niet zo bekoren, maar ja, dat stààt er nou eenmaal......
Groet uit Renesse,

Beautifull image, John.
Good POV and tones.
All the best, dear friend.


Hi John,

Dit herken ik - het gebouw dan, heb hier vast wel eens gestaan.
Heerlijk gezicht altijd de schepen even aangemeerd. Lekker kleurig, fijn veel te zien en dan ook nog rood/wit/blauw.

Prettige dag


Hoi John,
Het eerste dat me opvalt is de mooie lucht erboven, en het bijzondere frame. Mooi gedaan weer.
Je hebt twee mooie kleuren uitgezocht om naast elkaar te leggen. ;-) Goede compositie.
Het enige dat me wat 'stoort' is dat gebouw op de achtergrond ..... dat is een stuk opgetild of zo.

Golden memories of that TL meet, John. I've added a couple of shots in the ws too.
I agree with Hans here about the brightness, it looks a bit underexposed. I didn't take these two trawlers, but a sailing ship that was a bit further on, and these 2 shots are a tad underexposed too. Checking further I noticed I used partial metering, and I guess that that is the "problem" with my shots: the sky was rather bright then.
Anyway, is it an issue? Not for me it isn't... as I generally like some underexposure.
I'm not into extensive framing as you know, and I think this one is a bit over the top. Again, not an issue. Compo is good, the colour combination of the two ships is beautiful.
Well spotted!

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  • nface Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 3] (457)
  • [2008-03-30 4:21]

Hi John excellent shot boats and clouds great , good composition and frame


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-03-30 6:52]

Hoewel ik de haven van Scheveningen verre van pitorresque vind,heb je met deze foto een heel mooi kleurrijk beeld te pakken John.

merhaba sevgili dostum
wonderful colours and Scheveningen harbour.wonderful blue sky and composition.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-03-30 7:24]

Hi John,
Wonderful composition with a nice point of view. It's superb, I like it. Thanks

Hello John

Beautiful visual and compo!
this picture has to do a lot with me, because these visual ones are always in my visions, because of Porto, I see them always,
Beautiful capture and details!
I liked drawings in front of the boats, a beautiful prominence!
Fine Frame!


AHA Johnny...I remember this :-)
These are herring catching boats. right?
Very nice POV and colors. Good details.
Nice memories from that TL meet and looking for the Montreal TL meet.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-03-30 8:15]

HI John
My eyesight must be getting low as even though I like what you have done with this colorful shot, I find it just a tad dark, which can be easily fixed. Now are'nt I getting picky?

First off love the framing!!! A great pov lots of color and details. Love the ws story. TFs

Hoi John,

Ik vind dit een erg mooie foto van deze schepen, de kleuren steken goed af tegen de mooie lucht. Goeie details en erg prettig om naar te kijken.

Groetjes, Nel

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-03-30 10:34]

Hi John,
Nice shot of the boats, very colourful. I would use a simpler frame, but that is just my choice. It is avery good photo.

Bold and rich colours John, very natural looking. A good POV to get the masts in the shot as well, lovely light and fine detail TFS,

Merhaba john,
Dinlenen tekneler çık güzel...
Barış dolu bir resim.
Herşey harika. Eline sağlık.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi John!
Ohhh yes I love this one! Of course because it has boats in it for one! But the color is awesome! Great pov and depth. TFS

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-03-30 21:57]

hi JT

Superb artwork here to make this shot such a pleasant photo to view. Well composed from this angle to show the boats of colorful sharpness in such nice skylight. The yellow masts are making the view interesting contrast here.

TFS, bill

Hoi Johnny
Geweldige mooie opname
Helemaal Scheveningen in de picture hier.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-03-31 0:48]

Hi John,

Nice shot... great composition and pov, nice colours and details, the clouds is wonderful too, I like your framing very much, very unique! :D

:) ltr

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-03-31 1:26]

Hello John,
What a beautiful boats, great prespective and colors, also the light is perfect.
Thanks my friend,
Vi ses!

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-03-31 3:02]

I love boats and their wonderful colours, as well John. Great composition on this and the frame is very interesting. I very much like the sky here too. It is a perfect backdrop for the red and blue of the lovely boasts. Sharp and well composed. Well done.
Warm Regards

The clouds add a nice atmosphere to the photo. Nice colours and a good clear shot. Nicely done.

Hi Mr Tulip
Colourful and well framed presentation. John you are truly the "Master" of framing.


See you and hopefully lots of TL'ers in Montréal

Erg mooie kleuren op de boten. Maakt het een erg levendige foto.
Ze zien er erg nieuw uit.
Mooie lucht erachter ook

Hello frere Jean, nice dock photo of those fishing boats, very sharp and colourful. Blues and reds are always so nice in a photo.
The Hague is the port of Holland I think?

As for the singing :)) I sing like a scottish cow! hihi!
But I will do my best to sing you a song.

Cheers :)

Love the harbor view. Reminds me of my time in Stockholm.
Where did you get the idea from that I could sing? Mind you, I just might have to (sing) for my supper, as long as you go around with the tin cup.....

Hello John,dear master...
Great composition, contrast and presentation.

Selahattin E

Hi John,

One of the talents of people who live nearby the sea is creativity of developing vessel . .
These two boats are very powerful . . I experienced to join with similar kind of boats in Indonesia to trawl . . and lots of result with this boat . .
Beautifully composed . . Colorful boats . . kind of tourist boat if seeing from the color . .
I love fishing, and no need to fish when you are with them . .


Hi John, lovely composition with beautiful ships, great colors and splendid sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola John.
Magnífica escena portuaria.
Bellos contrastes y magnífico cielo.
Saludos, JL.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-04-01 8:13]

Hallo John
Een echt eerlijk Hollands beeld.
Gr Jos

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-04-01 11:08]

Hoi John
Was net by Vandana's wolven en nu even naar de zee-wolven hier :-)
Heel heel lekker
Je weet dat ik een echte Scheveningse 'Haven Piegum ' ben en wat ik her zie bevalt me dan ook
'enorrum' Lekkere plaat , die op mijn ene scherm heel mooi is en mijn wat oudere, ietsje donker.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-01 14:39]

The depth of colour here works very nicely indeed!
Superb tight crop


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-04-01 15:04]

Hallo John,
ein schönes Bild von den Booten mit klasse Farben und Details, und Deine Note erklärt alles. Es gefällt mir sehr.
Schöne Grüsse.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-02 6:47]

Hi John
I hope this are not the cruise on witsh you are cruising in May, because then I will not be on board.
Great shot my friend, splended colors, great choice of motive, superb sharpness, good light and a wonderful sky.
Well done my friend, see you later.

Love the colors and the mysterious look in the sky.
Well seen

this is my everyday scenery in the office :) either boats or ships.. the only different the boats there are beautiful not like the one here rusted and the paint is almost gone.. well composed, JT.. lovely seen and taken.

regards, terry

Hi John,

This shot is special to me, I remember the last day in the Netherlands! Very nice POV, lovely colors, impressive sky with great detail. I also like your creative framing and presentation.
Greetings and thank you for the memories.

Great capture as usual John, takes me back to my fishing days :)

Regards Mark

Great my friend John! Good color & really like the frame work! Enjoyed the WS photos too! :} Don

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-04-05 14:46]

Hello John, nice composition, great colors and very good exposure, particularly in the sky, well done my friend!


Hello John,
Strong colours, well composed presentation of these two workhorses!
I haven't noticed before but 34.000 points must make you the most rewarded TL member through all times?
I think so!
Pablo -

bom dia

Fabulous photo. Thanks for the great mood

My regards

: sunday

Hi John,
Good blue and red colors,beautiful composition.
Best regards,


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-04-08 14:00]

Hola amigo,
bello ambiente marino,
colores y gran composición,
excelente trabajo John.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-04-09 15:26]
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Hi John,
Really beautiful boats here ! Excellent viewing spot, nice cloud coverage and just a really nice display of colors. TFS Julie

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2008-04-12 7:02]

hello my dear friend
wonderful transportation photo with great perspective
i like point of view, depth of field, light, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-04-27 12:51]

Pleasing contrast in the two vividly captured workhorses against the flakey blue sky.

Thanks for the recent visit. I see that you are on your way to the next 35,000 points.


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