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*Mirage* in Montreal

*Mirage* in Montreal
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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: 2008-01-08
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites II, .palais des congrès de Montréal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-10 10:20
Viewed: 3525
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 164
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A 'Mirage'in Montreal

TL, Tuesday we had a tour in Montreal, given by a former
TL member 'Cleopatra'..Real ..many of you will know him and his excellent photo's.
By car we went from the west Island to the nearest Metro Station .. called 'Namur'and from there we went to the center of Montreal.

Montreal's Metro is one of the largest in the world..and one realy can spent a whole day ''underground'' if you would like.
We have seen so much that I spare you the details..just trust me when I say it was VERY impressive!
Shops..Government buildings..Art Centers..The Montreal
Stock exchange ..Eatons centre..etc etc.

Here we are at the:
Palais des congrès de Montréal

The Montreal Convention center..
Le Palais des congrès de Montréal réunit toutes les conditions
pour faire de votre événement un succès incontesté :
bien localisé en plein centre-ville dans le Quartier international de Montréal,
il est entouré de nombreux hôtels accessibles sans devoir sortir à l'extérieur.

The Palais des congrès de Montréal has everything you need
to make your event an unqualified success.
Ideally situated in the heart of downtown in Montréal's Quartier International,
the Palais is connected to several hotels
that delegates can access without ever having to step outside.
'This is a reflection taken via the metal sealing..showing the outside colored glass wall.
In the WORK SHOP I place the 'real thing
and edditting was done with PS CS3 and PSP 10

Thanks for your stop by Folks;
Regards from Montreal:

John T

Some persons are like empty barrels;
They create the loudest sounds .

Harry S. Vilmer


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  • stery Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 20 N: 71] (2050)
  • [2008-01-10 10:25]

Hy John!
Very creative picture........Great work
Kind regards


a beautiful multiple reflection image Jhon, a nice work of art,well captured.well done.
regards from Dubai.....andres

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-01-10 10:40]
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H John,
This place was photographed at many occasions, but it is the first time that I see the colors of its stained glasses so beautifully reflected. Amazing capture. Liquid gold, translucent silky magenta, green and blue compose a delightful abstract image. I would like to dive in this superb mirage! Congratulations! Annie

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  • bizsu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 71] (717)
  • [2008-01-10 11:02]

Hi John,
Beautiful composition. Very nice colours. Great job.Congratilation !
Regards, Zsú

Hi John again, it looks fantastic and very effective, the light is superb balanced.
Have a great time in Montreal

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2008-01-10 11:36]
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Oke, now I know what you are doing!!
This photo had my attention in the gallery! Beautiful colours, great reflection and lines in this photo!

Well done and have a nice trip!!
ps een heel klein dingetje, je titel staat niet in het midden... maar misschien wilde je dat ook niet :(

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2008-01-10 12:36]
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hi John,
very colorful and nice ...
I am waiting for may...

I wonder if you like pure russian vodka...
I collect the best one for you...

Hello John: Fantastic! Love the reflections in the stainless steel ceiling - very colorful near abstraction with a well selected viewpoint!

a different way to show these famous colored windows
well done

A super Study in tones, and lines and sharpness John! LOVE the colors here! The weaving, flowing lines are very nice to the eye and would make GREAT modern art! I love it!!
Linda (future Tulip clone)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-01-10 13:13]

The WS photos shows a very impressive coloured building - but your main photo is great - the reflections on the metal sheeting look very wavy and fliudly abstract.

Montreal's Metro sounds LARGE!! Our only underground in Auckland is about 500 metres!!

Keep on enjoying your holiday Johnty - it's gotta come to an end soon:(

Hi John,
great colours in this. The PP work has made it into a surreal image! You have a good eye to have spotted the potential of this in teh original shot. Good work!
Cheers, John.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-01-10 15:35]

Hi John,
Great idea for your shot!! It's artistic, colorful :)) Une belle visite souterraine complète que vous avez eu :) Gord work John

hi john, this is great, it takes a keen eye and some talent to capture this, looks amazing with such neat curves and colors, well done,thanks, scott

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-01-10 16:41]
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Nice shot,John! I am glad that you discovered that place.This is near my work place.The reflections on the metal wall and ceiling are very intereting there.I put myself a photo on p.14 of my photo gallery called "Nuit Blanche".I love your version and point of view.It is a beautiful colorful abstract,I like it very much!

Magnifique :)
Merci de partager et beau séjour dans notre belle province!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2008-01-10 18:08]

Good Morning Sir John,

Your aeshtic sense is reflected interestingly in this wonderful shot. A genuine idea in a wonderful composition. Well done.

Thanks for sharing this image.

Hi John,
Great effect you captured here. Well presented and creative.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-01-10 19:51]

Hello John:)
I can see that you have a great time there... that is good.
This photo for me is just like perfect composition - I really enjoy this work:)
Best Regards - Tom

Nice work dear friend!I like it!
Best regards.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-01-10 22:37]

Je bent een gelukkig mens!
weerom eb je er iets moois van

Ciao John.. it's a wonderful effect!! nice the colours captured.. reflecton creates an abstraction so full of mood!.. excellent job!
ciao Marco

Nou John,

Dat valt wel even op zeg!
Fantastisch die reflectie (in een reflectie?) nog even moeilijk om te ontdekken hoe het zit, maar dat maakt totaal niet uit en dan dat goud onderin -
a work of art this time.
O ja, jij had me aangeraden om veel variëteit aan te brengen in de foto's.
Nou, dat heb je wel gedaan.

Groetjes ook aan Yolan,

Ad en Els

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-01-11 3:44]

Fabulous colours in this famous location and beautifully captured in this unusual way

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-11 3:58]

Wow! Simply stunning. It all looks like liquid colours with lovely reflections. What can I say.. just awesome. It is an image to be admired in silence, as it speaks for itself.

merhaba arkadaşım john
wonderful artistic picture.excelent colours and composition.tebrikler.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır

Lovely abstract John as well as architectural shot,
great colors, very unique post.
Well done - Vincent

Hello Johnny,
EXCELLENT post dear friend.
Lovely reflections, and vivid bright colors.
It has created wonderful abstract with nice view.
Love the WS too, and I think it could've been a separate post :-)
Enjoy, and waiting for many more photos.
Hugs to all

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-01-11 6:33]

Hi John... Nice not about a tour..!

Fantastic capture! Great place!
Perfect, what more can I say than – bravo...
Rgd. George

Hi John,
This is really stunning. The coloured reflection is superb. Vivid crisp clear in short attractive. Yep, like this un-JT'ish posting excellent and well known presentation though. Have fun with your Trekkies tomorrow!

Hi John,

I'm wondering if it would have been nicer if you flipped it, so that the refection of the trees is standing straight up. But I do like the colours and I always like a photograph that takes a bit more time to look at ;-).

Greetings! Dennis

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-01-11 8:54]

Merhaba John,
great work,beautiful colours.As ,hand made Turkish textile.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Lijkt niet echt op een Tulip John maar is wel heel fraai de kleuren met de reflecties maken het tot een kunstwerkje, goed gezien.

Grtz Pim

Hallo John,
The composition and technique are very beautiful.
Great shot and artwork.Well done my friend.TFS.

Hi John, splendid colorful composition, wonderful abstract painting, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-01-11 12:21]

Bonjour John, well seen and well done, I really like the reflections in the ceiling tiles ! Very original way to show the colors of the Palais des Congrès. Very good job ! Thanks !


PS La vie est UN mirage... ;-)

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-01-11 14:30]

Wow man.. and love the WS too..
good you did otherwise we koop looking around
Now we attach this momenbt to reality.
Great place for a TL meet John... but than the summer
Hugs from the homefront to everyone there and safe flight back home this weekend

wonderful idea for this latest shot, JT.. love the mirage shot.. even the ws is excellent.. fantastic artwork.

Have a nice weekend with your love ones.

greeting from sabah, terry

Hi John,

Very artistic capture, abstract, nice colors and patterns and well composed. Your work has reached a higher level and is commendable. Bravo!

Hoi John
Hier la douce France en ik bewonder dit ''gefriemel'' hier :-)
Het is artistiek en 'geordende - wanorde'
Helemaal niet 'John Tulip 'maar daardoor ben je ook JohnTulip!
Complimentjes manneke.
Knuffel aan allemaal daar en vooral de twee lekkere meiden .
heb je een email gezonden

Hi John,
Heel apart geval. Mooie kleuren en lijnen, dat zeker.
Je hebt het erg goed vastgelegd.


Hi John,

I like this "mirage", the beautiful reflection of this coloured building. Only reading your note and it’s enough to be impressed by this city. We plan a trip to Canada and US this year and Montréal will be on the list for sure.

Best wishes this time not from Germany, but from somewhere under the snow of the Suisse Alps,

Wonderful colours John. I really didn't know what I was looking at until I read Annies's comment. Well composed and the framing does work so well with this one. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Brown Eyes’

This is so creative. Amazing colours. IT's just "wow" Absolutely my kind of photo.

  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-01-12 14:41]

Hi John, great graphic effect, beautiful colours. really an original and creative work!
ciao, Cinzia


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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2008-01-12 18:27]

Hi John ,
Excellent creative shot!! Love the way you show these colored windows.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-01-13 1:25]

merhaba myfriend Dear John...
verynice reflectians and shot.superb color and detail..bravo..selamlar

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-01-13 1:46]

Hi John

Wonderful colour in this abstract shot from Canada. Superb reflections & framing. Tfs!

Hi John :)

Wonderful shot ! I love those mixed-colours ... very delicate artwork my dear friend. The light is really great, congrats ! Hope you have had a good flight :)

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-01-13 9:35]

Hi JT,
This should have 100 pts- Very creative, full of color and well composed. MOST excellent IDEA my friend. TFS Julie

Preciosa ilustración y magnífica nota John.
Colores equilibrados y elegantemente captados.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

Hi John,
This is very colorful with beautiful reflection. It's a quite warm image. Mirage!? I know one Mirage but that's in Las Vegas :-)

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-01-13 10:58]

Very cool, Very artistic pov eye catching and colorful. love how you included the other pov in your ws. TFS

Hi John ;))

Very attractive shot ! Congratulations. Well taken and well presented.
Beautiful vivid colors. TFS.

Hi John
While writing this comment, I realize that you must be somewhere over the Atlantic, going back home. Hope you had a good staying in Québec despite the poor weather we had lately.
Yes, I feeling a bit better, I have some lungs tests tomorrow at the hospital but I bagan going in the country in search of good spots .
You offered a good and colorful composition of the stained glass of le Palais des Congrès. Good post treatment work and good light. I love it.

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-01-13 18:16]

Hello John,
Attractive colors and nice focus on the reflection. This reminds me of a colorful flag.
Take care,

Hi John

Nice refelections and I like the colour, very eye cathcing and the abstract make it beautiful... Congrats

Amri HMS

Hi John,

Needs a detail observation and a talent to see this kind of beauty . .
You did great capturing it and beautifully presented . .
Great shot my friend . .
Keep healthy . .


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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-14 19:02]
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Hi my friend,

A very beautiful and abstract picture. Lovely colours and well presented. Amazing composition and beautiful POV..



Hi John,

Imaginative presentation.
Admire this work.
Congrats, dear friend.

jean paul

Hi John, Wow, I do like this! A very beautiful abstract image, colourful and unusual. TFS. Pat.

Hi John,
Dance of colors and light.
A well seen masterpiece.
Selahattin E

Bonjour John,
Très belle photo prise au palais des congrès, les couleurs sont magnifiques et beaucoup de détails, beau travail et composition et jolie note aussi, Mes salutations, very well done..

Hi John,
Nice idea,nice colors.
Best regards,

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-01-15 12:48]

Hello John,
Herrliche Farben die die Kälte und die Wärme klasse wiedergeben. Dein Bild ist super .

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-01-15 14:50]

Hello John,
Very impressive picture and note, I like the colors and the mirror effect in the metal ceiling, excelent work!
With friendship,

ps.I'm glad of your care...

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-01-15 20:02]

Hi John,
Nice abstract picture. The colours are lovely.

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-01-16 0:35]

Wonderful artwork, dear John !!!

ps.Greetings to Real !

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-01-16 1:00]

Hallo John
Mooie vlakverdeling in een mooie kleur.
Mooie abstractie.
Gr Jos

Good morning John

Superb abstract style capture here, I abaolsutely adore these colours and the image is very eye catching both in thumbnail and full view. Superb contrast with the gold, colours against the black BG give this image an exctreemly effective air.

TFS kind regards Helen.

P.S. many thanks for your kind and understanding words regarding events of late, I hope things are all settled now as it was in all a fairly unpleasant experience that I would not wish repeated.

Wonderful reflections John! Looks like a modern art painting. Well framed & displayed! Glad you made it home safely! :} Don

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  • Pamela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 394 W: 46 N: 24] (1294)
  • [2008-01-18 12:54]

Wow, I like the colors and light!! Wonderful. It looks like glass. I would like to have it from side to side on a wall. Great!

Hello john!

A great catch here. Well spotted , observed, catched and presented. This is indeed a very popular place for photo hunters. You captured its beauty in a very original way.


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-01-20 17:44]
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A impressive capture here John, love the colours and abstract look of this.. well done to you.

Hope all well with you..

Kia Ora from Aotearoa..

p.s. have you heard from Constantinos of late ?

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  • aofl Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 3 N: 17] (545)
  • [2008-01-21 11:03]

Good title, good colours and good effect!!
Best regards

Hi John,
What a pretty and colorful photograph! Neat shot!

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2008-01-30 14:13]

Oh, terrific abstract look, full of colorful design and flowing energy. This is more than appealing, it is quite magical. Great catch and well done!

Hi John,

This is what I like about photographic art.. isolating elements so that you create your own picture.
Beautifully done!! A new favorite for me.

See you around,

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2008-02-08 15:32]

Hi John.
Very interesting composition and very interesting.
Good idea and point of view.
Janek Kloss

Hello John,

BEAUTIFUL composition, so colorful and imaginative... Excellent quality!
Very well seen and presented. Just perfect:)
Thanks for sharing,

Hello John, I am catching up with some images posted a while ago and this one really caught my attention--it stood out and made me stop and look---isn't that what we want our images to do---really lovely---thanks --Lynne

Very creative posting John! Excellent pp work! Love the original, too! Excellent compostions to both of them and great colors!!!
Best regards,
p.s. posted something for you! take a look when you have the time. thanks!

I hope I haven't offended you, and if I did I deeply appologize, it would have been the least of my intentions!

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