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Copyright: Luc Bussieres (lucbus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-28
Categories: Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-70 F3.5-4.5 G IF-ED
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Toronto/Niagara
Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 23:12
Viewed: 2020
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the current moment we can feel even more the importance of friendship and the support they can provide.

We have found a lot of support here on TL and I'm not strong enough mentally to be able to reply to each of you individually but I want to tell you a big thank you for all the support note you have written.

This photo represent friendship for me with John patiently waiting for me and Vandana with this warm expression and great smile while we were in Niagara.

Friendship is very important and sometimes we forget to feed it and make it grow, suddendly life reminds us that our passage on earth can be very short and that we don't know when it will end.

This makes us realize that we should never postpone the actions we can do to take care of the people that we love.

We will be busy for the next 2 days with the viewing and the service, I should be back more active next week.

Have a beautiful day

Beger, c_rapp, moli, cstathoulis, Silke, PierreFrigon, Pops71, wkshelton, pablominto, tomek_wap, chrisJ, Josine, JohnTulip, vandana2923, Viking, Refugee, Dingo, CallMeMaria, Mitra, orkhan, vsinopoulos, perryhooter, Marylou has marked this note useful
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Bonne compo, le photographe photographier! Merci de partager!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-01-31 0:14]

Bonjour Luc,
Tu nous offres une belle composition avec cet ami photographe sur le banc. Comme il s'intègre bien dansle décor avec son sourire tranquille!
J'aime l'unité couleurs et l'atmosphère sereine. Ta note est très juste! Bravo! Annie

:) demain!

Great pic of John! Love the graffiti art next to him. Great capture! TFS

Wow! That guy looks familiar...pretty soon he is going to start charging fees for posing!!! Wonderful colors, composition and clarity, his skin tones are great! Well done and thanks for sharing!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-01-31 3:42]

What a wonderful shot and note !
Great smile, great mood.

all the best to the both of you,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2007-01-31 4:59]

Hi Luc. Nice composition. I like your point of view, note and capture. All perfect. I like also simile on his face.
A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out
Have good day too!


will be back with ;)

Hi Luc
Very nice shot composition color pov........tfs
Best regards

Hi Luc,

We all have need of good friends! A great photo of John as he relaxes on the bench.
See you soon and sorry to hear about the Frederic.


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-31 6:05]

Dearest Luc and Michele-Line
My thoughts are with you both in this difficult time.
This beautiful capture of a good freind and the empty space beside him is a wonderful tribute to all the people we love.


Que de réalité dans ta note. Et une superbe photo pour l'accompagner.
Merci pour le message, on a tendance à l'oublier :-)

Was the drawing on the bench intentional... He look so contempt with life and happy... He is not bad at all. great feeling captured here!

Bonjour Luc,
Très belle photo de John.
Ton message fait réfléchir et touchera probablement beaucoup de personne.
À plus tard

Hello Luc,

Yes indeed, you really can tell the freind ship here, Your photo tells a story and tells all great work perfct colors Bg pOv DOF

TFS Kyle

Very nice portrait of John. He looks so relaxed sitting on the park bench. Very nice work.

Hello Luc,
Laidback but in full control!
He looks like a pro and you depict him well!
Pablo -

Nice photo.
Just great :)
A nice smiling face.


Très belle photo de John mais surtout, message bien pensé qui nous laisse pensif et sensible..

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-02-01 6:15]

Hi Luc

Wonderful daily life scene & portrait with a contented look on the photographers face. Tfs!

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-02-01 12:31]

There is a lot of joking in TL and why not.
But Luc, reading this and see there our Johnny I had tears in my eyes and thinking of you amd Michlle in these difficult days. Yes Luc, than its good to have good friends and you are one of the best!Whta sweet and honest words Luc, if you come to Holland in September a strong *huggle* (between hug and cuddle)
is waiting for you amd Michelle from me if we meet. Be strong you both in this difficult time!


Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!! and be strong you 2!!!



Hey Luc brothet, you have this shot? I thought I clicked it...funny. Yes, I do remember this moment. He is holdig my tripod, and modelling for us.

GREAT friend we've got here. Good photo and composition. :) Vandana

Oh God nooo.. not that face again!!
Hahha.. good shot look of Baron Frankenstein!!
Our friend is soo present all the time, but you got our Johnny in the right 'corner' here! Compliments on both 'model' and you! Greets
Word of advice.. take your girl out Sat night for dinner somewhere, she might need it after this SAD
time. Again so sorry fot this young life!!!!

excellent portrait of our fren here luc :)
he seems to be enjoying himself posing for the camera :P
whos cup is that under the bench? :P lol

Nice work Luc and lovely notes. Friends are very important, I still keep in touch with some of mine after almost 40 years. Well composed, good colour and detail and John is actually behaving himself. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Street Busking’

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-02-02 14:50]

You're right about friendship in general, Luc. Picturewise, I think it's a pity there's a car running through John's head... but we can't have it all, can we ?? Besides, his famous smile makes up for that ;o)).
I wish you and Michele-Line lots of strength, peace & quietness in the coming weeks.

Hi Luc,
The feeling is mutual. I agree with each and every word on your note.
A nice autumn view (although taken in winter - at least that's what the information on the photo registers) completed with an even nicer smile!

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-02-02 17:11]

Hello Luc, Great photo here of John, with a lovely smile too.. Good sharpness..
Friendships are so important, and we all need to look after our friends.

Keep strong Luc, we know its a sad time for you both..and difficult under the circumstances.

A friendly hug from me...

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-02-02 17:31]

Wonderful shot of our freind John. Great pose, great smile & great mood.
I totally agree with you about the friend & its importance in our life...

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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2007-02-03 10:18]

I think, this is one the best natural shoot of John !
Well done, Luc.

Hi Luc,

You have touched a very important subject, both with your image and note! Friendship,to me, is very important, when I call someone a friend it is unconditional. Moral support from a good friend is priceless! John Tulip is an amazing person and I am blessed with his friendship too! Only looking at him, you can see goodness! Anyway, great shot and I thank you for your support.

P.S. Points tomorrow.

Salut Luc,
J'ai manqué celle-ci. Quel beau portrait de notre ami John; vraiment, il est photogénique le monsieur. J'aime beaucoup cette prise de vue et composition. L'exposition est très bonne et la lumière naturelle. C'est vraiment très réussi, bravo!

Bonsoir Luc :o)
Très beau message ! Photo excellente de ce photographe qui pose ;o) ... mais ne lache pas son matériel ! Merci pour ce partage.

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