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The face of Andalucia

The face of Andalucia
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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: 2006-10-09
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon L series..EF 24-105 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-1gb, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 17:42
Viewed: 2538
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Eva, the face of Andalucia

Dear TL friends, we are back from 10 days Spain.
All went well and we have been blessed with the nicest weather ever.

Thank you all for your kind comments on my photo's
during my absence, also I did see so many new and fantastic photo's posted by you all.

You know how it often is after time off.. so many things to do, but I will catch-up on you ASAP!

In one of our Restaurants we had the pleasure meeting Eva, a very charming friendly young Lady,
knowing all about the secrets of the Spanish kitchen and whatever wine you can think off.

The Flamengo and Andalucia are in Eva's face....

**In WORKSHOP I will show you Eva's Restaurant;
Chiringuito Rafael**

Thanks for your time Folks

John T

** La mujer y el Oro lo pueden todo**

inaam, GreenBaron, shelbeesmom, PierreFrigon, SkyF, erdna, Viking, berek, chrisJ, evanrizo, kokos101, cstathoulis, vsinopoulos, izler, TheMystic, Refugee, jan515, Josine, Emma, saggitario has marked this note useful
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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-10-12 18:36]

Hi John,
sounds like you had a great time in Spain and judging by this shot you have brought back some really nice memories. This portrait is wonderful the natural beauty of this young lady shows very well.
Looking foraward seeing more of your vacation pictures..
take care..Sky

Hi John,
Welcome back home:)Very Beautiful portrait!
Best Wishes

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-10-12 20:27]

Hi John,
Beautiful portrait! Great intensity in these eyes. Its skin reflects well the light. Very well done! Annie

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-10-12 21:22]

Yes! She has that Spanish eyes. I like those Spanish eyes. The proportion of her face is in the classical proportion as many artists will say. The photo portrait is done very well including the photo framing.


very pretty John!
welcome back in civilization

Hoi John
Welkom terug en ik bel later vandaag even. Was even aan't checken of je er al was :-) Mooie beauty hier deze dame ! Viva Espana :-) Saludos

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-13 2:57]

Hola John.
Lovely looking portrait of Eva.
Nice composed and presented .
Sure you had a great time.

Hi John,
Great portrait.Superb POV and colours.Very well composed.TFS.


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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-10-13 3:25]

Zeer fijn en helder portret!

Good morning John from the Istanbul,
clear and well framed portrait my friend. good colours and light. I did ws I think you like it. have a great day.
my overall evaluation -> :-)))

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-10-13 4:14]

Welcome back, John !
Maybe a bit too heavy frame (especially on top) but the portrait is very nice.

stay well,

Hi John,
Welcome back home. Great shot dear friend! The first jewel from Spain you show us. TFS!

Sorry no more :) for today. Be back...

As promised...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-10-13 6:57]

What a wonderful face you offer us here, John. Great colours, good focus, nicely presented against a dark background and most agreeably framed. TFS
(back tomorrow with :))

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-10-13 7:28]

Hi John,

Good portrait, with excellent sharpness, lighting, & graphism, against the dark bg. Tfs!

Hey! welcome back.
Beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady.
:) later Same reason as Linda.

I find the light coming from the side to be a little strong on her cheek. Other than that, a very nicely composed portrait. Welcome Back, Mr. T!

Hi John, welcome back. You saw beautiful faces there, and I thank you for share it. -:)
Great composed with the black background.

Oh wow!
Hello Dear Bro!
This is one of your best portrait imho!
Love the tight close-up. The black bg enhances her very well.
She has a nice tan skin tone and lovely brown eyes. So is her gaze!
She is a natural!

Very well done!

So there you were all that time!
I was looking for you all over the place... under the kitchen table, in the backyard, in the car trunk ;))

Nice to see you back! Hugs to you and Yol.

sis :)

Ps: many thx for your crit on "Lac Philippe surroundings in Fall".

Excellent portrait John! Nice shot! Points tomorrow eh?? I'm fresh out! Too much good stuff today!

HI John,

Welcome back from Espania! Hope you both had a great time!

A lovely portrait of Eva but I think the thick black frame is a bit too much but that's just me :) Great bonus photos in the WS!

Well done & TFS :)

Hello John,
Glad to have you back! I see during your trip you managed to shoot this nice lady catching her lively expression. I am sure that we will see somemore nice shots from your recent trip.
Be well,

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-10-13 14:01]

het haar lijkt erg mooi te zijn, zie de flanken boven de oren.
Mooi gedraaid postuur heeft ze; mooi werk John.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2006-10-13 14:40]

hi john
here is lovely model and nice portrait photo. there are good contrast between model and frame-background. exposre, colours, using of light and details are great

hi John.
Indruk wekkende ogen kijken je aan. mooie opname vooral het wit past erg goed.

ik ga er van uit dat haar echter arm naar voren wijst.
groet Frans

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-10-13 15:05]

You always attract the lovely ladies dear John.. lol..

I like your crop here John, and how she is looking at the camera.. well done to you and Eva..

Now waiting to see some handsome Spanish MEN!!! lol..

Cheers Dawn.

....hope you had Paella, at least once - my fave dish in Spain! In Malorca, housewine at the restaurants was cheaper than softdrink, in some places complimentary as much as you can drink!
Great portrait, and pics in WS. Looking forward to your next posts! Take in some bullfights? From the philosophy in some of your previous pics, I would think not, unless it's just bears you are concerned about. I have longhorn cattle in my post that could give any Matador a hard time!

Welcome back JT. WHat a delightful young lady. Nice tight crop, good skin tones, excellent light and those beautiful big brown eyes. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on
The Climb - The Summit

Hi John,
nice to have you back, I hope you enjoyed the time in Spain. This lady is wonderful, we can see the fire in her dark eyes.
I guess she made a wonderful dinner for you all the time, it's a nice shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ole ole viva Espana. John she is a beauty! Wat mooi genomen en zo relaxed. Leuk Restaurant ook in de workshop en haar andere foto.Een heel mooi portrait
en ik vind door het frame alles goed uitkomen.
Heel apart. Doei
Blij dat je weer terug te zien. Hebben jullie het leuk gehad?

hello john!
wonderful portrait, great colors and beautiful lady

points tomorrow

you don't see my other insect shot on your request, befor my serial " the boats on the river"?

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-14 14:55]

Hallo John,
Dla odmiany dzisiaj po Polsku,
Bardzo ladny Portret "Evy" .Bardzo ladnie zaprezentowany z ladnym obramowaniem.Super.
Schöne Grüße.

**/ tomorrow

merhaba my friend john
beautiful portrait picture.very good eyes and interesting frame.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-10-15 11:01]

Hallo John,
eine wunderschöne junge Frau mit schönen, ausdrucksvollen Augen hast Du uns hier gezeigt, ein klasse Bild, gratuliere.
Viele Grüsse

nice shot, love how you've centered in on her eyes..welcome back!
Donna :o)

Trés joli portrait!


Nice model - Eva.
Obejrzalam jej restauracje. Mile i ladne miejsce. Moze kiedys uda sie tam pojechac.
bye Aga

Hi John,
Beautiful women, I going to Andalucia ;).

Hi there!

According to me, you shouldn't have cut the face like that. You've cut the upper side of the head... And I think the frame doesn't fit (though the colour fits to her eyes).


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