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A *Porstraimpt*

A *Porstraimpt*
Photo Information
Copyright: Vandana Bajikar (vandana2923) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 125 N: 5702] (22207)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-28
Categories: Humorous, Experimental
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro, UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Canada-Toronto TL Encounter
Theme(s): Stamps of the world [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-03 14:25
Viewed: 3068
Points: 77
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My new invention A *Porstraimpt*

It is a Portrait on a Poststamp *_*

Here again we see our dear TL member and my good friend JohnTulip, recently used by my other goodfriend Lucbus for a TL photo.
John, you are such a sweet patient man .

Infact the best model I could have to practice this Poststamp skill we see so often here on TL.

The link was send to me by Pierre *Pops71*
(Pierre is my new Fiance) so, thank you dearest Pierre :-)

I hope Treklens , you like it and specially you dear John. (big hug )

Have a nice weekend all and thanks for your time.


here the link:

This post stamp idea was brought to us in TL by Perryhooter sometime back. T Y robert!

Juliet, evgenia, JohnTulip, evanrizo, moli, Pops71, cstathoulis, c_rapp, Dawn, harpya, chrisJ, lgfoto, PierreFrigon, Josine, Viking, SkyF, vsinopoulos, TheMystic, shelbeesmom, HaBeMa, DAM, izler, tomek_wap, riverfriends has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ZorroII: Closure?Shoot_Score 1 09-13 20:16
To JohnTulip: Closure!Shoot_Score 1 09-13 20:14
To riverfriends: Hello Davidvandana2923 2 04-18 19:24
To vsinopoulos: hello Vassilisvandana2923 1 02-06 08:00
To sleger: Oh ho Sylvainvandana2923 4 02-03 21:15
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Hello Vandana,
Thank you for your lovely poststamp with our friend John and a friendly greeting from Canada!
very well composed and perfectly done

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-02-03 14:31]

Hi Vandana,
Welcome to Stamp Club. WHAT an idea ! A porstraimpt-- very good and an excellent choice of Sir John for the model especially with that mischievous smile. Very unique and well executed. TFS Julie

Hello, Vandana,
Up to now I think that portraits in our stamp collection were minority. Good choice of a theme, I think that our friend John will become even more famous while travelling around the world on this wonderful porstraimpt :)
Regards, Evgenia

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  • valari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 102 N: 395] (4105)
  • [2007-02-03 14:37]

Nice stamp:)and compliments for the model ;)

hhahahhaahahh Hilarious Vandana!
To see John on a stamp is sooooo funny!

Another piece for the collection eh?

A fine portrait with nice, warm colors.


A great model to use for a poststamp. -:)
Nice work.
Have a nice weekend.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2007-02-03 15:08]

Great one.
Good idea for a poststamp for our TL collection.
Well done!

merhaba dear vandana
beautiful dear friend john.wonderful composition and wonderful colours.
well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-02-03 16:49]

Great title

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-02-03 17:00]

Dearest Vandana,
That a very nice portrait of the Master of the camera.
Very nice colors and POV. You capture his eternal smile.
Pierre :-)

Please forgive me but I wouldn’t call it a new thing since it was used at numerous occasions over the last months.
I believe Robert (Perryhooter) was the first on to use it on Oct 17th 2006.


In his case, it works very well and gives a sense of a true stamp.
Here, it doesn’t look credible but you used the category humor witch is fine.

Composition: 6/10 (Subject positioning, crop, pov) the circle is over his head.

Creativity: 1/10 (Originality, usage of imagination, thinking outside the box)

There is absolutely nothing original about posting a picture of John Tulip.
The subject has been overly used.

Rigor: 4/10 (Sharpness, Exposure, PP, Presentation,)

The pic is out of focus and fuzzy and the stamp is really not my thing. I’m not a fan of designs and drawings around a photograph.

Exploitation of the light 8.5/10

Statement 8/10 (Ability of communicating an idea, a mood, a message with the image)

With out the frame and if it would have been sharper, it's a decent portrait.

My humble assessment.


Hi Vandana,

So you're a stamp collector too! I believe this is a rather rare limited edition stamp!..LOL...

I can't stop laughing..!(^_^)

Well done

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-02-03 18:07]

Now that's a great stamp pic! Great portrait of John! TFS

Hello Vandana

It's better than the usual picture of the queen. Do you realize that John is now going to get licked in the back every time somebody uses this stamp?

Regards, Sylvain

Great shot. Wonderful expression.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-02-03 22:48]

So the Flying Duthman is finally stamped! Nice addition to the stamp club.

Hi Vandana,
This guy looks familiar!!! Hi Johnny!!! Great composition, clarity and colors, thanks for sharing

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-02-04 1:39]

Ha ha.... I had to laugh at this one Vandana... Good old Johnny on a stamp.. and doesnt he look good too...

BUT just image licking the back of this...LOL... or does it come with sticky glue already on it...LOL...

Hes FAMOUS now !

Well done to you,

I wonder whos next... watch out !


Hahaha...this must be the King of Canada! Great tribute to this very TL dedicated Cloggy my dear Vandana. John earns this; but is the stamp value of 51c enough? Great posting and a real collectors item for the TL-stamp collector ;)

:) Later....

Ahhhhhhhh..ooohhhh noooooo
Vandana what did you doo..hahaha
Well you did it. Never ever go on a TL safari with Luc and youagain . *_^ Oh well.. I have to say this technic is great..
Let me close making you a compliment and a promise: Vengeance is mine!! hahaha

I love your idea for your stamp! It is indeed an awesome photo Of John and what an awesome stamp! TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo "A Cold Mrs. Captain" :o)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-02-04 8:43]

A very amusing contribution to the series, Vendana and I like the PP work you did to soften the edges of the portrait. However, is it just *my* failing vision or is it a little bit soft-focus overall?
Nice addition

Hello Vandana

I liked his mixture of Portrait on Poststamp. he was very good. creativity is good. very good and an excellent choice of John for the model.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-02-04 9:16]

Hi Vandana

Youvre killed 2 birds with 1 stone: a nice tribute to John & a superb addition to the stamp theme. Good sharpness in this wonderful portrait. Tfs!

Vandana, very nice and full of warmth. I like the finishing and very gentle portrait you captured. Well done.TFS

Another one for the Canadian collectors.
Nice work done here but having DUTCH face on a CANADIAN stamp?????
Oh well, we can say John is Canadian by adoption :-)
Well done

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-02-04 14:00]

Hello Vanny
Girl what a nice idea, I have seen this post stamp shots before and thanks for the link in your good note. Not everybody likes your photo so much I see :-)
but for me this is champion! Great thanks, hug and bye

Oh no oh no :-)
Where do I know this guy from? Vandana I noticed this stamp series (Rob-p'hooter introduced it as you indeed state in your intro) and good you also tried. New techniques open new ways. You handled it very well, the circkle sort of blur is good and its razor sharp inside that! Big smile for this one, also from Patricia.. she laught seeing our friend on a stamp and the remark of Sleger:''Do you realize that John is now going to get licked in the back every time somebody uses this stamp'' and yours back etc, GREAT
! Have fun and bye,

hie hie hie
And a very friendly JT on TL! well stamped!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-02-05 8:05]

Hallo Vandana,
great choice for your stamp design, as a popular TL member John is a bid of a celeberty.
Great idea very well executed.

Ah, poor John got hit in the head with the cancellation stamp!
I made the comment before: I think the stamp is too slick: would like to see cloned onto a real stamp, with imperfections in the perforations and all, just my thought.
You captured a very nice and gentle expression here. I like the photo.

Ahhhh one way or another, John is the MOST photographed male model on TL! HAHAHA! GREAT shot Vandana! He is so handsome! Fabulous!
....not a bad mug there John!

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-02-05 14:11]

Hi Vandana;oh JohnTulip,very nice and cute;very good work....

Hi Vandana,

Be careful this might create an incident between Canada and The Netherlands!!!lol Great shot and great PP work!

P.S. Points tomorrow

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-02-12 21:30]

Hi Vandana,
A very nice portrait of your friend . . . nice, sharp colors, (even the whites and greys) and good fading around the edges.
All the best,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 482 W: 69 N: 18] (72)
  • [2007-02-13 15:33]

hello Vandana
here is beautiful stamp style photo and nice pose of our handsome friend. i like composition, point of view, colours, details and pp working in your photo.
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)
  • [2007-02-24 20:59]

Hey Vandana, I love your Porstraimpt. What a handsome guy you've got on your stamp - well captured!!

Nice and kind portrait of John here.
Nicely framed and signed.

Well done.

Hi Vandana:
That is just a very nice smilling image of John, and I this ieda of the stamp ( I dont know how you did it)...
Nice soft tones and natural skin tones as well!
pts will follow:)

Creating closure on the bold stuff...

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