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To continnue in Dordrecht

To continnue in Dordrecht
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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: 2008-03-05
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 DC HSM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-09 2:36
Viewed: 2506
Points: 124
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To continue in Dordrecht ..
After my last photo the wide water front made with my Sigma wide angle lens, the 10-20 ..
this photo is the one 'around the corner , from previous photo .. the buoy on the right.. well more to the right aft.

There was this little harbour for ' Fire brigade boat and a Water Police Patrol boat'

(Josine mentioned it in her previous critique , compliments Josine.. yes you seem to know Dordrecht very well) :-)

Here again .. the Wide Angle Sigma .. 'shhooting the Police out of the water'

Hope you like this addition , and no.. I dont get payed by the tourist board of Dordrecht in
showing all these photo's
(Well.. in fact not a bad idea...will see ) *_*

Thanks for your time and Pop-in Folks


John T

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust !

And only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police .
Albert Einstein

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Hello John:
Your Sigma is doing wonders with super details all the way...
and you do so well in frames and always so good notes:)
The crop is done with perfection as well!

beautiful crisp picture with a beautiful presentation! Nice work! I love the clouds, they seem to give way to the boats.

Hi John,
very sweet, nice tones & sky,


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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-04-09 3:02]

Hi John,
True a postcard. I like the colors and the effect of the clouds in the sky. The composition is splendid. Thanks

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-04-09 3:23]

Beautiful postcard...

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2008-04-09 3:38]

This is beautiful capture. I like the perspective that was formed by the dock lead the view into the picture :)


Excellent landscape,

And you were floating in the air in front of the ship.
Well caught.

Hi Yiannis

Excellent perspective of this Police Boot. The Sigma 10-20mm is great and presentation as well.

Best best regards

bom dia John

I love the strong take : the colours of sky, the move of the clowds, the marine tast of the boat. It seems almost the storm. Lovely.

( Einstein was a intelligent and wise man)

My regards


Were you arrested Johnny?? did he throw you up against the boat motor and frisk you? HAHA!LOVE these wide angle shots! they are so nice, great tones!

Pas maar op jij met 'schieten op de politie, zelfs met een camera :-)
(daar houdt mijn baas niet van ) :-)
Geweldige shot John


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-04-09 7:41]

Hi John
Explosive fan like cloud formation, really catching the eye and a nice capture of the mooring boat. I like that strong blue of the vessel

Nice captured with the clouds over the little ship. Good clarity on your image. Well done
Best wishes,

Merhaba John,
Çok güzel bir çekim olmuş...
Gümüş(silver) renkli deniz harika...
Eline sağlık. Selam,sevgiler.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-04-09 13:04]

Hola John,
preciosa postal y colores,
ambiente y relajante pov...
buen trabajo amigo,

Hello Johnny,
Classic view of Dordrecht.
Love this POV and composition.
Wonderful details and colors.
Unique wide angle vertical format shot. TFS

Great POV and composition in this shot John,
I love how the sky feels above all this,
There seems to be movement there yet things are very clear.
Excellent color and exposure.
- Vincent

also this.. is a wonderful composition John!! Dordrecht was full of inspiration for you.. so nice the sky.. i really like the way you have captured it!! it have a strange effect and it's cool!!! details and framing are really good.. thanks John!!
ciao Marco

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-04-09 17:47]

'sigh' Have to say that this is a beautiful pov have so got to visit there someday and get pictures for my albums. even the simplest pov is a dream. TFS

Hi John,

Excellent composition in vertical format . .
I should have a wide angle lens . . and have more opportunities to capture landscape . .
Well done

From far away country

Lovely perspective, John. You chose a perfect POV for this shot. Your exposure is very well managed. I can't read the title much but after adjusting my monitor to sRGB, it's perfect! Thanks for this that I was able to decipher what's wrong with my desktop monitor :)
Freddie :)

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-04-10 0:27]

Wonderful compo and sky !


Great Shot Again John

I love your perspectives.
How do you manage such great angles man.
Keep it up.
Take Care

Hello John!
Another lovely postcard from this place!
Wondeful sky!
Nice raflection!
Beautiful frame, too!
Best regards!

...I return... :)



tfs kYLE

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-04-10 8:58]

Hi John
This time the use of the clouds looks like a halo on the police boat, as if that could be possible.
Good shot

Hi John, the vivid blue ship looks very impressive on this color.
Very good dealt photo with a very nice sky.
Have a nice evening.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-04-10 10:42]

The ring in the sky is amazing John,very well seen!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-04-10 11:10]

Hello John:)
Excellent shot with nice colours and wide view, lovely sky here.

Lovely silky effect on the water John. A good POV, nice even colours and good detail. TFS,

Merhaba Dear John:)
Wonderful shot.Very Beautiful compo and tones.Congrats!!
Best Wishes,

Bonjour John
Great use of the 10-20mm lens for the scene with the fire brigade boat.
Love the effect of the sky with this lens. Well done Monsieur. Merci


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-10 13:01]

YOur PoV with the clouds encircling the boat makes for a great composition
VEry fine capture

Hi John,
sun is comming up in Holland. I can see you are practising the boat shots so you are ready soon (I know all :-) )

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-10 14:51]

Oh my good
Is this your cruise liner, there are hardly room to you alone how will you get the rest of us all in aswell.
Great shot my friend, good colors and a good POV.

Hello john, great shot, excellent composition, good low point of view and very nice frame, superb sharpness, excellent depth of field and good clarity, very nice colors and good light.

Ei John!
I love the composition here!
nice sky, nice water reflections... nice photo!

Ollie DLC

Hi John,

Nice and sharp composition with the boat and a nice sky of clouds and blue above! The frame doesn't work for me with the dark shade, take a bit too much attention. But that's me ;-).
Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Dennis

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-04-11 3:09]

Hello John,
Wonderful details and colors.
Beautiful sky .
The frame is perfect .
I love it!!!

Hi John
Other beautiful photo,congratulation
Best regards,

nice shot John..............tfs
best regards

Hello John

High quality of this post!
Very simple but very nice,
Nice work! I love the clouds,
I love frame, fantastic!
Congratulations for the beautiful presentation.


i see the beautiful effect of the wide angle lens Jhon, from the clouds to the sea scape, pretty sharp all around, well captured with beautiful colors.well composed.
regards from dUBAI.............andres

Hello John,
This an excellent picture of a very attractive place. Sigma - f/7.1 again ... spot-on!! Excellent light, clouds, reflections and colour. Great composition and superb detail. You using your wide angle lens, me struggling with my digital zoom, opposite extremes, interesting, n'est pas ?!
Well done!
Best wishes

Hello John,
Good point of view and a fitting format!
The composition is nicely done and the sky makes a fine background for the Water Police...
Pablo -

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-04-12 0:44]

Hi John

Wonderful reflections in the water, with a good pov on the boat, & excellent colour & sharpness. Tfs!

Hi John,

I almost missed this one. Excellent clear photo, very well composed. I like the colors, especially the predominant blue tones in your photo, great sky as well. TFS

Have a nice weekend,

Excellent quality of the image and presentation! great depth of field. Also the lens curvature gives a nice, catching feel to the perspective.
Best regards,
p.s. ** :)

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-04-12 11:08]

Beautifully composed shot, it gives a sense of depth.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-04-12 14:55]


Fabulous framing: the frame really sets off the image and makes it stronger


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-04-12 16:52]

Hi John, Ideal POV to show the boat so well. Nice and sharp which is a big plus. The blue of the boat looks particularly good against the darker waters. TFS. Murray.

Hi John :)

Excellent note as usual my dear John :o) Very nice shot with soft colours and cute clouds over the boat. Good frame too, TFS
Take care

Je hebt de wolken mooi boven de boot gerangschikt, John.
Mooi groothoek-effect. Mooie kleuren.

hello JT,

you were talking about this police boat and i have the same too in my archieve.. the only thing is i still hve not posted it yet.. :)

beautiful capture on fine day showing the lovely sky with the clouds.. is that the natural colour of the water or only on some day?

anyway great shot showing the police boat of Dordrecht.. like what i see here.. frame is lovely as well.. good work.. tfs..

regards, terry

Perfect for me...excellent dof and point of view !!
warm regards

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-04-15 5:17]

I like the darker tones here, John. My husband was Marine Patrol in Ottawa for a time, but their boat did not look like this beauty. I like the inclusion of the dock and the angle you have presented it at. You can see the city thru the glass on the window. Cool. Excellent presentation.
Warm Regards

k'heb hier toch een 3,5 inch scherm dus mooi en duidelijk op het schermpje

Hi John,
Again a nice shot,
Very simple but very nice,
Nice POV..
Fantastic sky looks like moving..
And very nicely framed,
:) ltr..

Ook weer een heerlijk beeld op Dordrecht.

John, zo'n blik over het water is altijd erg rustgevend.
Moet even een persoonlijke mening geven hier die niets met de foto heeft te maken. De drop shadow trekt voor mijn gevoel iets teveel aandacht door zijn breedte.


Another nice photo with your wide-angle, I like the patern of the clouds that it makes.
Nice pov on the boat anchored against the quay.

Cheers, sis :)

Hello John!

I have been off-line for sometime . Did not go anywhere this year with Martine, but just needed a break from posting. This photo is bringing me sweet memories of...... Rotterdam. Yep back in 1978, our ship was anchored in Maashaven. After a long night ashore , we came back on board on a boat similar to this one . Yep the Harbour Police brought us home.

They gladly assisted us, since we had no taxi boat (^_^). We slept a few hours at the Seamen Center after a bign night out visiting Clubs of the Centrum..... ( Note I was signle and twenty years young ).

Speaking of age.What a coincidence, it is your birthday today. Congratulations and I hope you had a great Day ( It is already finished due to the time differential. I am sure Yolanda took well care of you .

An angel must have told my spirit to post a tulip today ! Believe it or not, despite the funny title of my post, I had no idea it was your birthday today. Linda , wrote me a comment that light me up !

Welcome to the twilight zone.......

Once again Happy Birthday. and thanks for the memories (^_^)

PS Keep me posted on your next visit in Canada. Bear in mind , We will be in Gaspesia ( for my own birthday ) June 27th to July 3rd. My disponibility before and after those dates will be limited as I will be on duty. But will do my best to join the gang somewhere.

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