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4 lead-ins in Montreal

4 lead-ins in 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: Transportation, 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, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-27 9:32
Viewed: 3329
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 144
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Montreal, downtown with 4 lead-in lines

Tl .. we are here still in downtown Montreal ..
coming up from the Metro-Underground .

It was a strange sitution to see an exlplosion of daylight after some 40 mins underground ..the lines/structures here cought my atention.

At home .. with the help of Photoshop; I managed as planned .. to come up with 4 lead-in lines ( one in each corner).. drawing the eyes into the upper hall.

Light all the way on top is a litle strong..

Well..hope you like it and thanks for the pop-in Folks

John T

If you believe everything you read,
better not read.

Japanese Proverb

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An excellent architectural photo John,
Your POV and composotion, really
draws the eye into the scene,
very effective execution.
- Vincent

Hoi John,
Yep, great capture of lines, different from your Holland postings and I think this is a fine composition. Great to see how indeed four lines start at the corners. Well seen and presented! Great presentation John.

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-02-27 9:40]

ciao john....grandissima composizione...bellisismo il soggetto...ottima luce e belli i dettagli...grande architettura....complimenti per la foto...

Lovely perspective, John! I like the lines and patterns. Lovely tone and very well exposed shot.
Freddie :)

Dear JOHN,

Superb shot from metro..
Beautifull tones.

All the best.


Waw, John,

A really amazing view, I don' know where to look first, so many lines. :-) Excellent seen and presented. TFS

Have a nice evening,

Hi John,
Beautiful light and perspective.
Best regards,

hi john, great point of view, excellent lines everywhere and overall good creative composition, this is a great image, tfs,

Fantastic compo ! A model for me !

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  • Mite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 63] (550)
  • [2008-02-27 10:25]
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Hi John

Nice observation, a lot can be learned from your photograph. Funny that because of the warm color it looks sunny inside and cloudy (rainy?) outside.

Hoi John,
well effective composed and very good detail.
Well done my friend.TFS,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-02-27 10:40]
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Hi John,I really like the strength you captured of this structure,great POV, very vibrant image,congratulations.


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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2008-02-27 10:52]
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Hi John,
A great shot that is full of patterns
and sharp.
Well done,

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-02-27 11:09]
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Love the lines, and the colours leading us into this photo.
It really add to the shot giving great depth unto what almost looks like a glass building.

Question when will you be in Quebec?

I love what you have done here Johnny! Very nice structural shot, well seen lines and you did a great job controlling the light blasting in from above! Nice colors too!

Great picture, nice lines and perspective.

Hi John
Love the architecture depicted here and your 4 leading lines. Great play with light and colours. Très beau.


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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-02-27 13:12]
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Hello John:)
Very interesting and nice architecture. You shot that with excellent POV and this is well composed:)

Hi John
That kind of composition leads the eye and the foot to the top of the stairway. Light comes from many directions. The crop is very symetrical and I think you reached your goal
Good work

Hi John,
architecture like this is very nice and your shot could be even better in B&W (I know you are not so fun of B&W but.. ) the images like these is made for B&W, you know that :-). TFS

Hi Dear John,
Wonderful perspective.Superb shot and Architecture photo. Congrats !!!!
Cordial Greetings,

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-27 14:41]

Hallo John.
Four lead ins. wow.!
It sure leads to something.
eg. The outdoors of the station, right ?
Good looking ART picture, well done.

Great balance, very artistic work in PS - the whole scene, were it not functional, could be an abstract sculpture.
Maybe go to the louvre next to take pics of the glass pyramid...... they could use a better picture in wiki for that one!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-02-27 15:22]

Hi John,
I like this very futuristic and abstract looking composition. Well seen and captured.

great pov, John.. architectures are really combinated in an excellent way.. by lines and structures so well taken!! it's a superb job! great perform.. my really compliments
ciao Marco

Bonsoir John, mon ami,
astounding, stunning, amazing ,imposing, your are the boss, your POV is masterpiece. Cheer el Maestro John, it's great art.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-27 20:24]

Hi John,
This is a very good architecure photo! You managed well the direction of lines for a strong composition and rendered so nicely the bronze colors and the translucent glasses of buildings. Really, a very good photo! Bravo! Annie

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-28 0:31]

What a great graphism !

ps.I'll be back with points

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-02-28 2:12]

Hi John

A good upward pov, with wonderful graphic patterns & superb sharpness & contrast, & with good colour. Tfs!

Hello John,

Interesting presentation of crossing lines . . a bit confusing, but this is the art of photography . .
Excellent angle of capturing it that makes me seeing many facets of the dimension . .
Well composed . .


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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-02-28 2:51]
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Hi John
Grat capture, stairs to the very top.
Good composition, superb light, shortly - well done my friend.
Can see you are still doing some training for the cruise, great keep on the good work.
Best regards

../PL:::: if I remember..
se you latter.

This is beautiful John! You surpassed yourself with the comp and the colours and the treatement! Like here and here . These are my favourite ones.

very well done! Keep on the good work :)

soeur :)

Well done and well seen.
Excellent composition, sharpness and details.
A very good example for the subject

J'aime bien ce genre de perspective. Bien vu.
Bonne journée.

Hello John,
You know very well, that you are experts in such shots now.
Great piece of work.
Wonderful warm colors and excellent graphism with lines.
And love that composition with 4 lead-in lines.
One of your best shot friend.

Hoi Johnny
Well we have here not only a special photo, but I like you showing here the
leading in lines and not one but 4
Going to pay atention to that John, good example might create good followers,
who knows. Prachtig lijnen spel, ben er weg van.
Groetjes :-)

merhaba arkadaşım john
wonderful interesting picture and composition.çok çok güzel,tebrikler.
sevgiler ve selamlar.
gürkan akçakır.

hello JT,

i hope you don't have neck pain when you took this shot.. hehe :) interesting shot.. so many lines up there.. beautiful design.. lovely shot for us to see.. well done.

regards, terry

great framing, for a great modern architecture, excellent graphism :)

Merhaba John,
This is very interesting architectural iron built!!...
Nice colours and good presantation.
Çok güzel
çok beğendim.
Selamlar dostum.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-02-28 11:07]

Hello JT!
Very nice lead-in lines! I really like the colors... lots to see and check out!


Nicely executed John. Very well cropped, good colour and superb light. TFS,

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-02-28 12:33]

Hej John!
Wow, I love this! Excelent POV and imagination, you captured a fine PP work. Congrats my dear friend, you have a very good eye!

Trevlig kväll! Vi ses,

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-02-28 14:16]

Well done in PP John. Yep the lines really add to the perspective. Luck to have the scene cleat of walkers. Great colors/tones in a difficult lighting situation.


Hai John,
Erg ingewikkelde architectuur hoor,
Hoe krijgen ze het getekend en uitgevoerd,
knap hoor,
Gr, Jacqueline

hi John,

If you are a monkey, you will be 52 only, 54 is not qualified as monkey (please check?).

Very interesting framing architecture details in this shot, sometimes designers are really creative to draw on paper and transform into reality their perspectives. Great shot.

TFS, bill

Nou John, ik krijg gewoon hoogtevrees als ik jouw lead-ins volg.
Zou me helemaal niets lijken om zolang ondergronds te moeten zijn. Hoop dat het ruim en licht is in de ondergrondse.

Ongelovelijk attractief lijnenspel hier. Lijkt net een ontwerptekening van een architecten bureau.


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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-02-29 4:39]

Bonjour John,
Très intéressant comme point de vue. All those lines with their changing direction give a special effect. TFS.

Hi John, great composition with splendid graphic, excellent sharpness and good POV, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi John :o)

Very nice graphic shot my dear ! All the patterns are really amazing ... so many lines in all directions, very well seen ! Congrats ;o)
Best wishes

Hi john,

Jeez, I need to go to an eye doctor after the weekend, due to the graphical impact of this compo! Wow, what a construction. It's actually all over the place! Amazing.
Some diagonal lines are a bit 'checkered', but well at 800 pix. You have to see this BIG :-).


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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-02-29 15:03]

Hi John, great game of lines and lights, the result is an excellent graphic image. Compliments!
Ciao, Cinzia

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-02-29 22:26]

Hoi John
Een bijna klassieker

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-03-01 1:07]

Very clever PP work to make create four lead-in lines!
Superb abstract composition, wonderful depth of colour

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-03-01 1:59]

Mooi lijnenspel John.En in een mooie kleur.
Gr Jos

Hi John,
A very nice geometric shot, and a great job getting the four corners perfect. I like the contrast with the golden vs. the silver light.
All the best,

A great one John! Love all the angles. Good light & well presented! Have a good week-end :} Don

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-03-01 12:38]

A very interesting and wonderfully taken pov. Love the framing nice simple and adds to the pic. TFS

Ciekawe architektoniczne zdjęcie, podoba mi się taki punkt widzenia, ładnie to zobaczyłeś John - dodatkowo fajnie zamnąłeś całość dobrze dobraną ramką - bardzo dobre zdjęcie - pozdrawiam serdecznie !

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-03-01 15:56]

Hi John,
Awesome architectural shot. Very nice pov to show the complicated form and pattern. Very well exposed. Thank you for sharing, John.

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-03-01 16:12]

Hello John,
Interesting architectural masterpiece. The transparent windows form very special angles. Beautiful colours. Congratulations.
Best regards,
Szervusz, Zsú

Hi John, A most interesting atrium arrangement. Very tricky lighting in the top portion. Well cropped and a dramatic piece of architecture. TFS. Murray.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-02 7:51]

Hello John, that's quite a fantastic shot. Great graphism and I love the greys and the warm tones, very well done, thanks! 10/10


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-03-02 12:32]

Hi John

Wonderful intersecting lines. The exposure and the composition are bth excellent. Wonderful architectual shot



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  • BigBen (30)
  • [2008-03-03 3:43]

Hi John !

Nice to see you again. Thx for your comments on my first picture... Nice POV on this one. I think this is the Montreal Trust Building from down under.

Best regards,

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-03-03 20:21]

Wow...this is right up my alley:) Love the open architecture and the sense of movement up this stairway. What wonderful lines and angles and transparency to enjoy! I like how the color adds warmth and energy. Great shot:)

Hi John

Love the architectural abstract that you take here... this is the great choice of Focal length and angle... compositions is always great

Amri HMS

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-03-09 1:47]

Superstrak John,je hebt het licht goed onder controle want dit is niet eenvoudig.
Veel dank voor je support.

Hello John !

Another view of a familiar place , that I pass by once a month to attend at a business meeting. Well seen and composed. The ackward entrance is well framed here.

I prefer this one than the previous one with the 3d railings going out of the shot (in front of the fountain).

Hello to Yolanda !


Any news from Constantinos ?

Hi John,
Technically perfect picture. Excellent composition,good idea.
Well done. tfs. Stev

Hello John
A wonderful graphic composition whith nice deep and great editing, bravo à toi! i love it!

Excellent perspective! I love the entanglement of compositional lines, they bring plenty of visual interest and they carry the eye through the whole picture! Excellent color balance!
p.s. I "ate" all my points for today...I'll be back tomorrow! Deeply appologetic!

This is an intriguing modern composition of straight lines and all sorts of angles and geometric shapes in various degrees and tones of light, John. Good note describing the change from the dark underground to the strong daylight in the station. I didn't quite understand your note re PhotoShop: What did you do about the four lead-in lines, did you add them somehow? - Cheers from Down Under, Cordelia :))

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