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..point of reference...
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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: 2006-10-09
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon L series..EF 24-105 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-1gb, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-17 15:42
Viewed: 2435
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A point of reference in Mijas ^__^

We are still in *MIJAS*, a lovely little mountain village in Andalucia.. Sth of Spain..between Torremolinos and Fuengirola.

Like any other 'normal' couple Yolanda and I have a diffrent view on 'shopping' so we always set a time and place where we meet again after a few hours. She went ''Shop-seeing'' and you might guess what I went to do..

Our 'point of reference 'for lunch was this nice restaurant, build on a peak and overlooking the country and Sea side.

Mijas Folks.. write it down in your *Spain to do/see* places of interest.

I did find out we have another TL member,
and he also made a few nice shots in this region!
click here for Orkhan

Best regards
John T

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To Silke: Hello dear SilkeJohnTulip 1 10-18 06:34
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Hoi John,
Wonderful picture with colourful contrast. Great POV and your note is more than OK! Well done my friend! TFS.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-10-17 16:12]

Hoi Johnny
Weer een prentbriefkaat. Schitterend gelegen en wat een mooie lucht!Doei
dat laatste zinnetje heb ik in mijn agaenda gezet :-)

Hi John,
or should I say Hola!!
great shot. some imagination has been used in building the villa there! I'll look out for the scene, I'm going to Nerja on Monday next week for the school holiday. Great work. well done and TFS,

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2006-10-17 16:51]

Hi John,

Beautiful view, well captured and composed.
The tree at the bottom, middle, is a distraction for the viewer. A quick burning/reducing the lightness will help the overall look of the image. The eye is attracted to bright areas in an image, if there is a bright area other then the subjects, it becomes the subject. ;)


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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-10-17 18:47]

Thanks John :-)

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-10-17 19:21]

What a location to have a restraunt. I do hope the next picture from you will be a view from this place. Well done.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-10-17 20:27]

Hi John,
So you spend some more money for your camera while Yolanda was looking at the shop :))))
This is a very nice view of this house and of it's very beautiful environnement. I would have just prefer not to have that very bright white zone on the left. The rest of the photo is so beautiful with this sharpness and the colors. Very great photo.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-10-18 4:59]

What a gorgeous place for a home !
Womderful photo dear John.
Great POV and colors.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-10-18 6:20]
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Great colours, JOhn -- but surely this is tilted? Either that or both the tees and the fence posts are leaning uphill!
It is an impressive shot of an impressive place in other respects. TFS

Beautiful house, the view must be impressive.
Good shot. Very sharp and detailed.
:) later

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-10-18 8:56]

Hallo John,
ist das ein herrliches Bild, mit dem wunderschönen Haus, ausgezeichnete Farben und Details, das Bild lädt zum Urlaub ein, es ist super, gefällt mir sehr.
Schöne Grüsse

Hi John, a very nice place to live there.
Thanks very much.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2006-10-18 9:30]

hi john
here is beautiful and lovely Mediterranean style house from Spain. composition, point of view, colours, details and plain frame are great.

Ahhhh I can smell the fresh air! I can taste the good food! I am like you John! My friends look at me crazy when they see my camera! They know I will sneak away from them at any moment!
Great shot!
point tomorrow!
I'm all out!

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-10-18 10:48]

Hallo John,
wen ich Dein Bild sehe geht mir gleich besser (habe eine dicke Erkältung), das wunderschöne Haus über den Felsen, ein herrlicher Ort und ein fantastisches Bild, das richtig gute Laune macht.
Schöne Grüsse

Good looking picture, John. Seems an excellent place for a lunch.

Wow - what a place for building a house!
Spectacular view, I like it. I hope there will not be a mountain-slide sometime.
Hi John, you had a wonderful time in Spain, so pretty places, thanks for showing us the beauties you saw in that time, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda


Hi John...Your new lens has altered your photography immensely, and that is not to say that it was bad before :). Lovely POV, excellent colour and light and fine details. TFS

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2006-10-18 20:30]

La vue doit être magnifique de cette villa John. En tout cas, la vue est splendide d’en bas. Très beau point de vue et une belle lumière de vacance!
Merci pour le partage de ce plaisir!

Hello dear bro, not to tired from returning to work I hope :)

Nice pov on this lovely house! They must have a real nice view up there.

Nice colours and very sharp.

Take care, sis :)

ps: many thx for your crit on "Canada Geese" :)

great shot my friend, beautiful colors and composition.

:-) tomorrow

Wonderfull house!
I hope they don't play so often with a balloon... It's terrible to take him back when he fall on the other size of the fence. Impressive relief!

Hoi John
Prachtige foto genomen uit een moeilijke hoek.Een stekje waar het wel uit te houden is. Fijn weekend

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-10-20 11:01]

Hola amigo,

I have to look and read at some of the photos I missed. I have to stop here and comment, as this structure is in such breathtaking location. What a way to have lunch! The house tself is not architecturally special but the the location is magnficent. Very well done photo.


Precarious perch - looks dangerously close to falling off the cliff!
Great pov - getting the palm frond in top left enhances pictorial interest.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2006-10-20 20:27]

Very cool! This resteraunt must have some view! Beautiful picture, thanks for sharing.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-10-21 3:55]

I have so many places to stop at in Europe now. What with coffee and snacks with all these TL memebers.
Is this place built over a cave or just a cliff? Looks a bit unsafe to me. Maybe I would crop off from the lower end. Still, I'll put it on my list,
Kia ora

Hi John,
Very beautiful compo,Congratulations!!

Hi John,

What a place & POV! Great lighting & contrast! Living on the edge of a cliff, I guess would bring some excitement especially when you have to reverse the car out the drive way! (^_^)

Well done

Oh just sooo lovely!

That foundation doesn't look safe, but it sure is beautiful. Great architecture as well, looks very clean and well maintained. With all those trees around, and nice clear sky, I can just imagine what a great day you must have had there. Nicely shot John, take care!


Hi John,

I lovely shot, great POV, composition and sharpness. So, Yolanda was off shopping and you shooting! Through your photos I have enjoyed many areas that I probaly woulnd't visit. TFS.

hi John,
Very nice shot, I like the low angle, seems tobe a very plesent place to stay at.
Well done

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