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To Niagara with Luc B and John T

To Niagara with Luc B and John T
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Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-29
Categories: Friends/Family, Experimental, Nocturnal
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/1.25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Canada-Toronto TL Encounter
Date Submitted: 2006-12-29 21:05
Viewed: 7704
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Niagara with Luc Bus and John Tulip

Hello TL friends, I just finished 3 wonderful days
in Toronto and Niagara.

First day arrival in the Delta Chelsea Hotel downtown Toronto where I met LucBus and JohnTulip.
With them you feel right away relaxed and comfortable ..later *Silke*(and partner Roy ) joined us and the same can be said for her!
Silke showed us places we would never have found on our own and with regret we had to let her go after a few hours.
(Silke , if you read this a big hug from the 3 of us!!!)
Day 2 Luc , John and I went to Niagara and since John
remembered from a previous Niagara visit in 2002, a Canal with locks to help Sea ships up to the higher great Northern American Lakes we went there first..
and after that the 'golden pot' The Niagara Falls!!
Let me be short on this issue: Go and see it yourself!!

In the evening (as Luc remembered) the waterfalls are
illuminated by strong colored spotlights, as you can see in my photo here.

John assigned me to Luc; as Lucs pupil, since both Luc and I have the same camera and Luc is much more experienced than I will be in the first years to follow :-) My goodness, I learned so much from these two in a few days! Besides that, in a long long time I haven't laughed as much as in this trip. Do not get me wrong, we also had many long and good conversations on various subjects.

3\ This morning Luc and John brought me back to the family of my bf, in a suburb of Toronto.
A last breakfast together and we happened to speak over the phone with Hellen and Constantinous , since John wanted to find out how our friend was doing with his leg, Con and Hellen are such a nice and charming couple!
Now I am writing all this on a borrowed laptop and dear TL, I am a little sad!
I miss my two friends, they both are a new GOLDEN page in my memory book!!! Luc and John:
Thanks a million!!! You guys are in my heart!

TL, if you have anything to tell/add comment on this photo, please do.

With wet eyes but a warm smile I say bye to you all for now, special to my two protectors / instructors
Luc and John and again thanks, I felt a privileged woman !!!!!



Due to the vacation season I am a little behind but will catch up with TL soon!

Silke, harpya, Josine, GreenBaron, JohnTulip, lucbus, chrisJ, kokos101, Refugee, coquelicot79, cstathoulis, ttreen, shelbeesmom, Silvio2006, ixtanbul7, SkyF, evgenia, PierreFrigon, Viking has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2006-12-29 22:03]

Lovely photo Vandana. The colors of the water are simply amazing. TFS and have a wonderful new year!


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-12-29 22:06]
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Oh my! Looking at your photo and reading your story I have to say I am even more osrry that I could not travel with the three of you -- Family duties simply had to be met.
I love this shot and loved meeting you

Hello Vanny
Quick reaction from Paris and since I did sleep not to good
I checked the internet for a few. Did read your note and I am so happy you all had a good time! Hugs and kiss from your friend Josine and a good 2007. :-)

  • Janone Gold Star Critiquer [C: 3409 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-30 3:32]

Hello Vandana.
Beautiful colours in this picture of the famous falls.
I read your story with a big smile. Glad you had such a good time with Luc and John. I bet those Cowboys did anything to please you. lol
I look forwards to the pictures you and they took that days.
Have a wonderful changing the year.
Cheers, Jan

This time the story in your note is the most interesting!
Looks like you've met with a couple of real charmers!!!!
As I ever doubted that...
Pablo -

Hello Vandana,

Beautiful visual, it seems until a great rainbow
of such beauty and colors, I See that his company
with them it was very profitable.


Hi Vandana..
excellent work..like a rainbow..
happy new year..

Hello from Montreal Vandana
Your first photo of the trip is a very nice colorfull and dreamy shot, well placed (POV)and the misty damps plus the reflection in the water work all fine here.
Looking back, yes it was fantastic!
Compliments safe journey back on New Years day and hug
Wow, what a compliments for Luc and myself reading your (excellent) intro. ^___^

This is a nice rainbow you found for us. Niagara Falls is indeed an impressive site to visit. Also, what a surprise to find someone who was in Peru not so long ago visit us in Canada.
The world is small.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-30 10:35]
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Hi Vandana,
It was a great pleasure to be with you and John in Toronto and Niagara and I had such a great time. You've capture very well the colors of the falls.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-12-30 10:49]

Hi Vandana

Wonderful tricolour on the falls, with good fg reflections & excellent motion blur of the water. Tfs!

Excellent image Vandana. LOvely colours and nicely composed. How lucky for you to meet up with John and Luc. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ' Tamar Valley’

Glad to hear you had a wonderful meeting with TL members. I wish I could have made it too, but a Guiding event held me back. This is a lovely colourful shot of the Niagara Falls. Well done.

This photography seems unreal, magic by these colors "Over the Rainbow"... simply much of friendships between the members of TL, John, Luc, Silke and you.
Cheer for your choice.
L'amie d'un ami est une amie
Kisses Vandana

Hi Vandana,

The photo is a rainbow of colours!

I'm glad you had a great time there. Like I said to John & Luc, after the call I was jealous because I wanted to be there too!

All the best for 2007!
Well done & TFS

Hi Vandana,
Good to read you had a good time together with Silke, Luc and John. Your note is realy striking and together with your colourful picture of the Niagara falls a splendid posting. Wish you a hapy and particular healthy 2007! TFS.

:) Later...

hi vandana!!
very beautiful shot with excellent colors.
i like it.


Great compo and colours, very nice and original. Those vivid colours on the black BG are absolutely beautiful.


Hello Vandana,
I really enjoyed reading your great note about this fantastic encounter with those nice people! This is a beautiful capture of those falls that I never saw ;) Happy New Year to you, my best wishes!

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2006-12-31 12:14]

What a great shot! I love your notes
You are so lucky to meet some TL members and learn from the trip!!


Marvelous story Vandana! And a great shot! I've been here only once, but it was an amazing day!

Hi Vandana, great effect of lights, wonderful colors, very well done, again Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-01-01 4:08]

Hello Vandana..Its lovely to read your story here, and that you have meet with John and Luc..They both sound so much fun..I bet you enjoyed it so much. Also meeting Silke would be great too.

Interesting colourful light and reflections here..nicely presented.

I have just got back from having 3 days away.
Its great also that you have got to speak with Constantinos and Helen.. I often speak to them, they are lovely.

Happy New Year to you
Kindest Regards

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-01-01 12:04]


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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2007-01-01 14:34]

Hi Vandana,

Looks like a Rainbow in the falls ! Really beautiful !
Happy New Year.

Hi Vanada,
What a wonderful photo. So different from the standard Niagra falls photos. Just love the colors and the blackness surrounding it.

Hello Vandana, This night rainbow illustrates very well the beauty of the illuminated falls. Very impressive isn'it?

Reading your note, I can imagine the fun and the laughter you had. They are such special persons! I am very happy that you could meet. I would have joined you folks if I could have but I have the boys visiting during the Holiday season so it was impossible.

Take care and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Take care, Yan :)
Many thx for your visit in "Happy New Year 2007" :)

OK, i took a while to figure this one out. Stay away from those to, they will teach you to party all time time... hie hie hie

Hi Vandana,
Lovely colors in the waterfall and a very nice presentation.
I visited the Niagara Falls about 30 years ago when I lived in Canada. It's a beautiful place to visit indeed.
Have a lovely week.

wow...what a wonderful shot and colors. superb. TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-02 16:26]

Hi Vandana,
looks like you had a great time in Niagara Falls. I wish I could have made it to the meet.
Love this composition, so colorful a great way to end the Year.
TFS... and a happy New Year.

Hello, Vandana,
I heard that you spent wonderful time in Toronto. From your notes and photos I can see that it is indeed so. Here you have showed us a very well composed photo with beautiful colours and nice water reflections. Looking forward to see even more :)
Regards, Evgenia

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  • SaraT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 0 N: 217] (1155)
  • [2007-01-04 15:31]

Very neat photo
the colors in the waterfall looks amazing
very pretty

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  • gannu Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 15] (196)
  • [2007-01-05 8:38]

Hi Vandanda
Great shot and I have similar one shot during my Niagara trip. Excellent frame

Beautiful capture. And a very good story to accompany it.
Well done

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-01-09 6:19]
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Hi Vandana
Nice comp in beautiful colours.
Gr Jos

Love the photo, great image with the lights on Niagara Falls, The canal you mention is called the Welland Canal..:o) Sounds like you had a Great time meeting new friends!! Thanks for sharing the photo AND the notes of your adventures!
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo and the smilie too!
"Point Gratiot lighthouse" :o)

Wow! What a progress!

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