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Downtown Montreal

Downtown Montreal
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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: 2008-01-08
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-23 14:23
Viewed: 2962
Points: 114
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens we are again in Montreal downtown...
another view in one of its shopping malls and Art centers

This majestic Se˝orita could not be ignored in this impressive pose. She underlines the 'grandeur' and style of a nice mall with many of the so called ' better ' shops ..

In May I hope to vissit Athens....Venice and Rome .. so she is a a sort of 'foretaste' in statue Art :-)
Tech talk:
No flash
Exposure Time: 1/15
ISO 800
F 7.1
*Photo shop CS3
Some minor crop
*Framing done with PaintShopPro
wich I like more for a job like this..
going into the frame.

Have a good Sunday and thanks for the *Pop-in* Folks

John T

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

~Ansel Adams~


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Hi John
nice effect of the stairs
great lighting
very well made

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-02-23 14:33]
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Hi John
Lovely capture, very well presented as well.
Great light, superb sharpness, and very well composed.
Glad to see your effort to do training before the cruise....
Best regards and TFS

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2008-02-23 14:44]

Hi John,

Good composition..
Soft lights and tones.
Excellent work.


Hi John,

Perfect center of the image . . the stairs and the hand rail guided us to reach the sculpture . .
Beautiful surrounding . . with two stairs up on the left and right side . .
Great 3D style frame . .

I am now at Surabaya, and Sunday morning, just wake up, not much to do this time . . giving training in the next 2 hours to people at branches . .

Have a nice week end my friend


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-23 16:43]

Hi John,
Nice capture in downtown of Montreal!
I like the golden gleams on the handrails and the water effect on the fountain. The symmetry is well exploited and the frame works nicely. Have a good weekend ! Annie

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-02-23 18:26]

You are making it very difficult for me to be patient til July. Very nicely presented. Beautiful framing too. TFS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-02-23 21:55]

Hi John

I like the railing, extending beyond the frame, bottom left & right. Good sharpness, colour & composition. Well done!

Nicely composed shot John, great use of simitry.

Love your pp work with the railing leading into the shot.

Great piece of architecture.


Hi John,
Very beautiful composition..Excellent POV, symmetry colours and light.Well presented.TFS


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-02-24 0:38]

Hi John
A nice en face capture. I like its POV and clarity that brings out all the good things to see

Hi John,

Very beautiful photo, impressive symmethry and clarity in this capture ot the fountain with so clasical greek art statue in a modern city. I like very much the PP work and presentation, too.
I hope you'll have a great time in May visiting so beautiful cities. We will be also between 11 and 16 May in Venice area.

Kind regards,

Hello Johnny,
I like the symmetry around this statue.
Good depth leading the way to statue.
Ofcourse, the 3D framing you did adds beauty to this photo.
Well composed shot friend. TFS

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-02-24 5:57]

Hello John, very good capture of that part of the mall, it looks more European than Canadian! :-) Well seen and well done, thanks!


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  • soda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 173 W: 65 N: 149] (2634)
  • [2008-02-24 6:32]

Hi John,
Where is this lovely statue situated? We have this in Montreal???
It's very beautiful, I would thought that you took this picture in Europe. Great composition and lovely framing.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-02-24 6:32]

Hi JT,
Nice composition - complimented by an excellent frame. I'm walking up those stairs. Great lighting and details. TFS Julie

Hi John,
Very good lighting, crisp images, pp work and subject! I like the extended hand rail, very well done! TFS,

Hoi John
Zo, Breda is weer veilig:
net alle voetbal fans van Ajax met ▒ 30 bussen en ME escorte 'afgevoerd'
(liet de hond uit )
Dan even de foto. Heel mooi en bijna niet te geloven dat het Montreal is.
Meer een beeld inderdaad voor Italie.
Goed geframed,maar dat weten we van je :-)
Groetjes daar , doei

*****Whistle**** whoooeeeeey!! A little nudity for a Sunday morning! Nice tones...You know us Americans are prudes!....but this is marvelous John...and besides, a nekkid woman ain't all that! I see it everyday! HAHA!
Great shot!

Oh my you will find a lot of "naked ladies" in Rome. Like the way you used the frame as one of the "steps" into the image. TFS


Beautiful photo.
Good sharpness and details.
Good symmetry.
Well done

Very well composed John and delicate in colour and detail. Good light and very well framed. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ĹTwo wheels in shadowsĺ

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-02-24 12:10]
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The bit of light on the rails, the water flowing so smoothly, really a great photo.
This fountain is something I have never seen. Where did you snap this photo?

Hi John,
This is funny as I discover some new places in my own country by your pictures :)! I like the way you framed it indeed; I don't even know how to do it :) Exposure is natural and centered composition works well. Thanks,

Hi John, beautiful composition with stairs and splendid statue, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hola John.
Buen encuadre y geniales detalles.
Ajustada exposiciˇn amigo y buena nitidez.
Saludos, JL.

Hi John...Long time no see hope all is well ;)

What can I say about this picture that hasn't already been said?
This image looks as if I can walk right into it, just perfect, It doesn't get much better than this.

Thanks John for sharing your great talent with us.

Superb idea, amazing place, splendid photo. You have captured it beautifully with the statue. Wonderful composition. Very sophisticated effect with your frame
AmitiÚs et bons baisers de France

wonderful capture JT.. nice finding.

and you will have lots and lots of like this when you go for your vacation in May :) don't forget to send me something from Rome.. :P lol

regards, terry

Hi John,
a clever idea to give this frame, it looks very very good.
A really superb effect.
Best wishes.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-24 23:04]
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I'm not sure about the black lines outside the frame (too eyecatching I'm afraid)but I like the tones of your compo.


framing is superb are always.. i like so much this neo-classic capture.. so elegant so well definited! wonderful sentence in the note!! well done!
ciao Marco

Hi John,
Looks like this kind of border is catching on here in TL ... quite good though for presentation. Nice symmetrical capture with fine details. Image and color quality is also good. Well composed! tfs

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  • nface Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 3] (457)
  • [2008-02-25 1:11]

hi John very nice composition , good idea ,

See u


Goede morgen John.
Prachtig beeld van die mooie dame.
superb frame werk van gemaakt. Ik neem aan dat je er ook een closer up van heb gemaakt ? Lijkt mij ook de moeite waard.
Groeten van Jan

Nou John, heerlijk voorproefje dan.
'k Zou toch niet teveel naar de betere malls gaan, heb je geen spending money meer over voor de cruise zodirect ^-^.

Volgens mij zag je direct dat je dit over het frame ging zetten toen je die foto nam.
Erg mooi gedaan - natuurlijk - .


Interesting compo..
Sculpture nothing special but how u composed this image it's worth too admire!



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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-02-25 2:20]

mooie opname van een prachtig

Hi John, well captured and good symetry.
I like the light reflections on the left hand rail.

Take care :)

merhaba sevgili arkadaşım john
wonderful artistic and architecture picture.wonderful composition and depth.well done.
best regards.
gŘrkan akšakır.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-02-25 8:27]

Mooie registratie John.
Staat er goed op.
Gr Jos

Hallo John
Excellent perspective and 3D effect.
Beautiful compsotion and sharpnesss.
Well done my friend.TFS.

So awestruck by the beautiful marble lady, one needs to grab the rails which you so conveniently placed extending into your frame.
I wonder what she is thinking, lol.......
Luckily, this isn't the London Underground. Have you seen the news? Nude Venus Banned From London Underground

Hi John,
good capture and nice effect with the fence. Cool frame work, TFS

Merhaba John,
Excellent symmetri and POV.
Elegant presentation as usual
Selahattin E

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-02-26 1:18]

hi john;
i wondered who could do a better job if he/she were at the same point.each technical measure is great but framing is the best..tfs..

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-02-26 4:12]

Superb PoV and perspective and a fine application of your traditional out-of-bounds frame

Good photo & great presentation with the handrails! Well done. Snowing here today! :} Don

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-02-26 7:53]

Merhaba myfriend Dear John....
very beautiful comp and shot... The colours are great...selamlar

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-02-26 10:11]

Hello John,
Very beautiful sculpture. Beautiful sharp picture. Good POV. Congratulations. I am not envious. :))
Well done, Zs˙


belleza de arquitectura te felicito nitidez bien lograda

Hoi John
Mooie beeldbewerking ,
mooie foto met zacht licht en zeer ruime scherpte.
De in het frame lopende hekjes geven een mooie diepe
3 D kijk.
Ben terug zoals je ziet , was een intensief workshop weekend
Ik bel je ;-)

great shot, I love the framing, I gotta learn how to do it!!.
TFS Dave

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-02-27 3:10]

Hej John,
Beautiful composition, this lady is a perfect model, isn't? ;)
Love the PP work, excelent colors, sharp and frame. Great!

Great shot of this beautiful model, you've captured here. Love the framing as well as the effect of the water at the stairs.

Well done! Thank you for sharing!


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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-02-28 11:42]

Hola John,
cuidados detalles y sensacional presentaciˇn...
bonito trabajo amigo,

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-03-07 21:07]

Hello John,
Nice work composing and catching this sculpture, fountain, and gleaming railing.
From the thumbnail view, it looks as if this lady is jumping out of a window.
Have a nice weekend,

Sterke presentatie van dit prachtstukje kunst.
Mooi zoals de trapleuning uit het plaatje steekt. Verder weer mooie kleuren en helderheid.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-03-31 14:05]
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Dear Sir John,

A beautifully taken image of a lovely statue. Tone of the stone of which the lady is made up of, is marvellous. Fine composition, excellent shot my friend. Well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

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