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.. the streets of Old Quebec...

.. the streets of Old Quebec...
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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: 2006-06-16
Categories: Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tamron Di 2 Af 18-200mm + Macro, Compact Flash 2-1gb, 62 mm Uv Filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-27 11:23
Viewed: 3311
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 131
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Roaming trough old Quebec City ...

A little changed song text:

..Oh let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of Old Quebec

..I'll show you something to make you change your mind ... ^___^ tra la la

And trust me Folks.. walking trough lovely Old Quebec is realy quite something...

Narrow up and down going streets.. and behind every corner a new adventure is waiting for you..

Thanks for popping in and kind reguards Folks...

John T

Dont take your ORGANS with you to Heaven!
Heaven knows we need them here !!

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Eh eh! I posted a picture this morning on this very same street... Amusing!

Look at the yellow building, the bike fixed on the wall...

Nice picture, by the way. It's like if we were there. This little street (Cul-de-sac) is really something to see.

Hello John! Nice photo nice colour and sharpnes. But!! for me the photo tilt too the right side with this big black frame sorry.

Beautiful photo. The colors are just amazing... they almost seem to pop out. Great sharpness and saturation... Brilliant details. I love the POV (the fact that you took the section before the street turned).

Oh what beautiful colors! Excellent saturation and pov here John! Maybe someday I can visit!

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-09-27 11:37]

Hi John
Great posting and I like your strong frame, the 'parasol' popping out is a nice 3D effect.Great colours!!!!!!
Compliments for the up and down going streets of London
oops:-) lol..I mean Quebec

Hi John, I feel good in places like this, I like this colofulplace very much.It is very good framed too.
Thanks a lot John.

Bonjour Jhon,
Superbe explosion de couleurs et belle composition pour un bel endroit.
(-)le cadre noir ne va pas trop
Hello Jhon,

Superb explosion of colors and beautiful composition for a beautiful place.

(-)le framework black does not go too much.


Hello John.
Very colorful building, I like it your viewpoint my friend.
Very nice street, thanks for sharing.
Best regards.


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  • gimpy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 32 W: 8 N: 4] (189)
  • [2006-09-27 12:30]

Belle réalisation, les couleurs sont vives et chatoyantes. Elle donne quasiment l’impression de l’Europe. Merci de partager.


Hallo John
Wat een straatje je kijkt je ogen uit.
Erg mooi vast gelegd. Het zal wel niet bij 1 opname gebleven zijn.

Groet Frans

What a colouful building it is!I like the colour saturation and the composition .Good perspective too!

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2006-09-27 12:50]

Hi my friend John;I am very sorry,because I can not speak and writing English:-[
But John I am very happy+I have your friend.

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 27 N: 279] (1870)
  • [2006-09-27 12:58]

Very pleasant the old Quebec John. Joy of the photographer to roaming in this colorful streets. Excellent.
All the best

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-09-27 12:58]

Hi John,
A good image for tourist promotion! Bravo for the brilliant and alive colors. Good composition with a nice perspective. Your photo breathes the summer and joy in life ! 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)
  • [2006-09-27 13:15]

This is a beauty John! This place has a lot of charm. It is probably better now. When I first visited this place it was in 1967 after I visited Expo'67 in Montreal. Now it looks like it has been set up for a lot of visitors all painted up. The charm is still there!


Hi John,
This is a really great collorful capture. Great brightness and sharpnes. Its a joy to look at. TFS.

Hello John

Very nice shot, good framed and with nice vivid colors! Well, I agree that this "huge" black frame arround your photo it's not the proper and "stuggle" the main subject. Try to use more thin frames in the future :)

Superb shot, Great colours
very well done


very pretty city sight,so rich in colors ;seems like a postcard.

HI John,
ooooohhhh - that's sooooo phantastic.
First I thought it's a shot made in Italy because of the wonderful colours - perhaps on Burano near Venice, there every house has another colour.
A wonderful place, very well seen and captured with so sunny colours, I love it, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

beautiful colorful canada !!!
iwished i could visit :))

merhaba dear john
wonderful lovely street and lovely house.wonderful lovely colours.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 238 W: 150 N: 413] (2882)
  • [2006-09-27 18:35]

Wonderful capture, John. I really love the color of the bike shop, especially contrasted with the neutral grey and the contrasting textures. Well seen and recorded. I want to go back!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-09-27 19:09]

Superb capture, John -- wondrous colours and forms and a perfect composition, TFS

Ho Johnny this Quebec is realy a great place.
Some sort of pop artlarge museum. I like the colors, also you let us see the same in Montreal Saint Deniz
Heel mooi, bedankt!! Doei

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  • june Silver Star Critiquer [C: 26 W: 3 N: 6] (185)
  • [2006-09-28 1:36]

very opimistic!

Hi John,
Nice shop, beautiful vivid colors, Excellant shot, love the pov, dof and colors a lot.
Very well framed and lightened.
Great work, well done

Hi John,

Another colourful and vivid photo! Great POV and strong leading lines! The warm lighting enhances the details and makes the place look very inviting!
Well done!


hey, what a joyful scenery !!!
This is the best, till now, from your great canadian series.

stay well,
ps.Maybe the frame is a bit too heavy

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2006-09-28 5:47]

Hi John!
Belle composition et couleurs superbes.

wow, I really must visit old Quebec city someday..it seems so typical of some of the old cities I've seen in europe. I love these brightly colored buildings you've been showing us. Such an interesting and colorful photo which makes me wonder just what IS around that corner...:o) TFS
Donna :o)

Hi John,
I remember that building close to the restaurant where we stiop for eating. I was so colourfull at the end of that street and you've capture it so well with great colors, I like how it's naturally framed by the two rocks building on each side.
Have a superb day.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-09-28 7:17]

Hi John

A wonderful colour combination of yellows & reds. Good pov, with excellent lighting & contrast. Tfs!

OK. The world is getting smaller and smaller if you and Benoît post the same pictures ;-)
Well done.
:) tomorrow

Hello John,
People living in this place probably walk around with a smile on their faces every day!
I like the curved corner to take me into the scenery, wondering what is around the bend...
A well composed, happy image!
Pablo -

love the colors in this photo john :)
well compoed, the walls on both sides forms a nice natural frame to focus the viewer on the colorful parts :)
nice work :)

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-09-28 13:48]
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Hallo John,
Alt-Quebec muss wunderschön sein, wenn man so Deine voller Farben Fotos sieht. Ein wunderschönes Bild mit fantastischen Farben zwischen den alten Mauern, und herrlichen Details, super.
Viele Grüsse
Buzka jutro

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2006-09-28 14:05]
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hi john
whats a lovely street working. wonderful architecture photo. composition, colours, point of view, lighting and details are great

Hello John... that new quote of yours is the one the organ donation people in Australia use as their motto.
Bright colours, now this combination I have seen here. Good light and exceptional detail. TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-09-28 16:24]

Lovely shot John, amazing colours, interesting building and a little frame breakout.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2006-09-28 16:47]

Bonjour John,
Je me joins à la foule des admirateurs... Encore une belle observation de l'architecture de la vieille capitale. Ces couleurs flamboyantes sont remarquables.
Bravo encore!

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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2006-09-28 16:55]

Very good shot,
Lovely little street and beautiful colours.
Keep well,

Wonderful POV with the bend in the street. What great colors, nicely framed either side by the bare stone buildings. Nice perspective leading the eye around the bend, wanting to explore more....

Hey, what a beautiful colors in this street, perfect contrast framing; a really nice composition.


Lovely colours John, and great composition. I thought it was Ireland at first glance.
Well Done!
Best wishes

hello john!
beautiful colors and composition, it's a very nice place, but agree with jorgen abouth tilt too the right.

points later

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  • Biero Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 259 W: 41 N: 244] (3381)
  • [2006-09-29 10:11]

Bravo John, très belle photo de cette vieille édifice rénové. Les couleurs de la facade avec cette petite rue en pierre procurent un vrai plaisir pour les yeux.
I know this building who was in the past "le petit cochon dingue", (best donuts in Quebec :) now he seem to rent bike and moto etc.
Bien vu, merci du partage.

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-29 14:45]
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Hallo John.
Mooi en kleurvol plaatje. Zou net zo goed Kaapstad kunnen zijn.
Nice looking at. 10 points.
Vraagje: Ken jij Thijs Besemer, heeft een Kapperzaak in de Loosduinse Tramstraat, als dat nog zo heet. Jeugd vriend van mij. Long time no see.

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-09-29 23:22]

Hi John,
I can see a lot of details in this street. colorful cute street. very good perspective my friend. have a nice weekend.
my overall evaluation -> :-))

Been away for a while. Trying to catch up on all the nice photos I missed. This is beautiful with all the vibrant colours and all the little details. Especially all those bikes.

So full and live and cheerfull, John! This should be a very 'european-like' part of Quebec, the streets are so similar to those in France or other countries. Beautiful details (the suspended bicycle, I love it), and colours! Have a good week! :) Alex

Hello John,

Wonderful presentation,
amazed with such beauty.
I can say that I already know one
little of Canada, because I see so many beauties
of this country that seems that I already know entirely.
Beautiful visual!


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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2006-10-02 12:54]

Great Place Old Quebec! I had the oportunity to visit it some years ago and enjoyed it very much.
Very good colours great detail.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-10-03 5:24]

What a colourful building Johnty! Quebec looks like it is a pretty place to visit. And a new adventure around every corner. Well spotted MF

very nice composition, beautiful colors - theys so lively :) also great sharpness and saturation, amazing view :]

Hi John
I can't believe this is in Old Quebec City, it looks like it came out of a book from Europe. I really love the colours and architecture of these old buildings. They are so bright a vibrant. The street curving through the shot brings some nice interest and composition to your photo.
TFS Janice (:O)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-10-10 14:05]

Hi John,
great shot, the colors are fabulous and spell summer an instant good mood rises. Very nice POV to capture the details and to get curious whats around the corner.
Great work on the framing too.

Hi John,
This is my kind of photo my friend.
It is colorful and cool:)I am Anti-B&W.Love Colors:)
Awesome photo from Canada with living colors with cool frame,arhcitecture details,dof,focus and note.TFS
PS:Please,let me know before you go to Canada soI can come up there and meet you:)

Hi John

Wow.... lovely bright colours. The thumbnail just popped out of the screen. Fantastic!

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  • pranab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
  • [2006-10-29 21:36]

great colorful image. nice clarity and contrast in this composition.great amount of details and love the way you handled the light here.

Hello John! Very beautiful colored picture! NIce point of view and good frame! Great place! Well done! Lili

hallo John, eventjes in je gallerij aan het wandelen, zo'n prachtige fotos,
zo kleurig, we kunnen niet kiezen, zijn allemaal ongeloofelijk, of mooi, of grappig of 'moody'
heel knappe gallerij!!!!
groetjes A-Fr

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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-11-19 12:26]

Hi John.
Good vivid colorful shot ! Excellent POV

Hai John,
Een schitterend straatje in Quebec,ben er ooit eens geweest maar niet hier,
Heel zonnig dat gele huis,
Gr, Jacqueline

Hi John, lovely urban composition full of colors, great architecture, interesting perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • kapil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 45 N: 68] (502)
  • [2007-02-03 2:18]

very beutiful colors !!
I never saw such house in actual except children books
Interesting thing in this picture is all three major colors in drawing and fine Red,Blue and Yellow are there and as well as the shadow(black) and light(white)..

Hi John,
Excellent presentation of old Quebec City. Nice point of view to this street with these nice colorful buildings. The warm lighting enhances the details and makes the place look very inviting.
Good job.

Best Regards,

:) follow

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