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Timeless Future (half year a TL member)

Timeless Future (half year a TL member)
Photo Information
Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-17
Categories: Transportation, Artwork, Experimental, Abstract, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Zenit
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Green Baron Reflections [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-17 7:48
Viewed: 3060
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Timeless arrival

- Half year a TL member -

Why this title? It is a variation in the ‘Back to the future’ which I couldn’t use. TL is timeless and you always can arrive on this wonderful side.

On Thursday August 17th 2006 I was browsing through the internet using Google. I bit bored I typed my last name in the ‘search window’ together with the word ‘photo’ a saw my brothers name (Henk) popping up in the search results. Before I had realized I was browsing through a site named TrekLens; selected one of my China pictures posted it and became hooked on TL! That was 183 days ago. One-hundred-eighty-three day and one-hundred-eighty-three postings further! Every day I posted a photo including today Saturday February 17th 2007. I’m not sure if I can keep this frequency, particular when I’m starting my new job next month! Anyhow I managed by selecting TL-ready images and writing the notes in advance to post these when I didn’t have too much time to visit TL but was able to drop the prepared postings in two minutes on the internet without disturbing my business on Schiphol or on duty travel too much :)

Boy I met friends too many to mention them all. For my TL records I keep a spreadsheet were all the photos and rewards are noted here some statistics:

 Total posted pictures 183
 Total rewards 7234
 Average reward per photo 40
 Total written critiques 3176
 Points for Critiques 985
 Points for Workshops 375
 Points for Notes 1964

Fairly to admit rewards (refer the definition below and particular bullet #4) are encouraging me, not particular the points they can give a wrong view of the quality of a posting but much more the words written in these critiques. I’m too very happy with the rewards and particular the comments received for my notes. Often my neighbours are scarred by my big laugh after a humorous comment from Canada, the USA, New Zealand or other places on this globe.


Your comments are very encouraging for me. I like to play around with aircrafts and Photoshop, so is this one created special for crossing the ‘half year TL border’.

Hope you enjoy this creation as well even as you did with the 182 other postings!


re•ward (r -wôrd )

1. Something given or received in recompense for worthy behavior or in retribution for evil acts.
2. Money offered or given for some special service, such as the return of a lost article or the capture of a criminal.
3. A satisfying return or result; profit.
4. Psychology The return for performance of a desired behavior; positive reinforcement.

thanks (th ngks)
1. Grateful feelings or thoughts; gratitude: a heart full of thanks for our escape.
2. An expression of gratitude: gave thanks to God; a note of thanks to a contributor.
Used to express thanks.

woody, cleocat, Hendrika, anducina, Lee1, Janice, PierreFrigon, cstathoulis, shelbeesmom, Silvio2006, vsinopoulos, SkyF, Juliet, Werewolf has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To wishnugaruda: Back!GreenBaron 1 02-19 04:50
To Dawn: Laugh!GreenBaron 1 02-18 11:53
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hello hello,
great gallery!!!!!
have nice day

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  • woody Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 61 N: 140] (712)
  • [2007-02-17 8:09]

Hi Hans,
Congratulations, on your half a year with TL and this extremely wonderful shot! This is outstanding post processing. Well done.
Varun Sehgal

Congrats!! You posted nearly twice as much in half a year that I could achieve in more than a year. Your photos are great especially this one. Keep up the good work.

Hallo Hans,
Ziet er helemaal te gek uit -uiteraard-.
Succes met je nieuwe baan!
Jouw werk is altijd helemaal af.
Goed voorbeeld voor iedereen die meekijkt.
Tot ziens

Congratulations on reaching a half year on TrekLens. I hope you will do another half year with your great photos. I like this photo as it is very creative. As if the you and the plane are on a long journey. Well done with the post processing.

Excellent and original PP, kind of SF look. I think another appropriate title could be "Time Tunnel". Beautiful colors and framing.
And, of course, congratulations for your first six months on TL and for your beautiful photos !


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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2007-02-17 11:20]

Great idea and work!!
Excellent background and very unusual phtoto.

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  • Lee1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 185 W: 20 N: 111] (541)
  • [2007-02-17 11:59]

Congrats to you Hans for your 6 months and you've created a nice one in celebration. Great work in photoshop as I do enjoy imagination and creativity. Great colors and composition. Look forward to seeing more. Cheers!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-02-17 15:00]

Hans, you are a man of facts and figures - WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 183 days and pics, etc, etc...
What caught my attention about you in the 1st place, was your many pics and the placces yoou have visited, but also the very interesting notes you always write - I think I look at them sometimes more than your pics (OOPS- sorry)
So, I look forward to reading and seeing more of them all,
Thanks friend
Kia ora

PS Just did a quick adding up and in 2 years 3 months I posted 500 pics, and a rough average of 26 points for each photo. You're doing well. GO HANS!!!

Congratulations. It is very time consuming to post and note photos every day. Very good for you though.
Hope you keep on posting regularly :-)
This a very nice PP work for this event.
Well done.

Before I read the note, I thought you where off your medication again, SHhheeeshh!!!

Hi Hans,

This is a great creative composition! The PP work you did is excellent! I really like it!

Very well done

Hallo Hans.
Een zeer geslaagde en mooi atistiek werkstuk.
Gefeliciteerd met half jaar werk op TL. Dit is altijd zeer uitgebreid en zeer informatief. Ook nu heb je in je analise een goed overzicht gegeven van je activiteiten en respons. ik kijk altijd met plezier en hop je nog lang te kunnen blijven volgen.
Veel succes en maak er een mooi dag van.

And thank you my dear Baron! I've enjoyed every minute of sparing and giggling with you! Hope I have brought some "Calamity" into your life and that you will continue to visit us often! We will miss you if you don't!
Nice pp work here...heading to the cone of silence!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-02-18 2:10]
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Hello Dear Hans,.. congrats on 6 months of work and dedication to TL.. what would we do without you.. your presence is fondly felt.

And I hear you laugh, all the way to New Zealand on occassion..LOL.. nice to read that bit, im sure your neighbours are happy, that they only hear laughter.

I love your PP work here, to create this great photo.. well done Hans... keep up the good work.. if somewhat a heavy load for the future, with your new job (best wishes for that)..we do all know what time it takes to be a full time member here.. and you do so so well.

Cheers Hans

Yr Friend Dawn.

Ciao Hans, congratulation and very impresssive pp work, very well done, have a nice sunday, ciao Silvio

Hai Hans,
Een schitterend kijkje in het oneindige,
Erg mooi.

Hi Hans,
Congratulations, on your half a year with TL and this extremely creative shot! The PP work done is very good and shows your vivid imagination!. Well done.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-02-18 12:48]

Hello Hans,
another great phantasie composition. I love the effect you created with the PP work. Very well done.

Hi Hans,
that's wonderful and like looking into a dream.
I love your creative work with the warm colours, very well done.
Now I'm back after some weeks break, I had so much work in the office, sorry.
Bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-02-19 15:50]

Dear Hans,
Congrats--- I have enjoyed your postings so much-this one is a classic. the stories, the places and all your improvements with each new posting. Keep them coming. Julie

Hi Hans,
Incredible statistics! Congratulations for your wonderful photos and hard work. Greetings! Danilo

You keep many twirls in a good way! It reproduce the view of turbulence we can see on test in chamber simulations. I see you put a writing into... Better be smouther with the letters. Well i presume it's writing :)
For the rest it's dynamic! Alive! Distortion is logic...

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