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The last photo's with my Canon 30D

The last photo's with my Canon 30D
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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: 2008-03-05
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 DC HSM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, B-W UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-23 12:12
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The 'Real ' Willemstad, number 2 photo ,
taken with my Canon 30D

Treklens, here we are again in Willemstad - Holland

Like I stated in previous photo, also 'Willemstad '
There is one Willemstad in the Dutch Island of Curacao in the Dutch Antillles .

We are here in the real Willemstad, in town Center .. not directly to compare with London Center or Paris ..*_* .. however that can be just the charm of this little village

Photo taken with my Canon 30D and Sigma 10-20 .. at widest angle, 10 mm.

A lens I can recommend .. razor sharp and seen it in action with a few other TL members .. with good results

Than, the Canon 30D is a fine camera.. leaning to the more 'professional ones..
However soon I might buy a new Camera .. and I am thinking of the Canon 40D .. the Canon30D will have to go to a new owner.

Do not get me wrong.. the 30D Canon is the 'follow up ' of the 20D .. and it is an excellent camera. !

Thanks for your pop-in Folks

John T

“For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented.
Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due?
to the designer of the camera?
To the finger on the button?
To the law of averages?”

A '' Gore Vidal ''Quote


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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-04-23 12:23]

This is really amazing! Fantastic colors and detail. I love the architecture. Very nice pov. TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-23 12:41]

Very fine composition on this one, John
And what fun to have you almost as my neighbour in the gallery today!!
Great PoV -- I like the feeling of endless bricks to get to our destination (of course these days, that's how all roads feel to me LOL)
Fine posting

Mooie laatste plaat met je 30D
Ben uiteraard benieuwd naar je resultaat met de 40D.
Ik zie het wel. Je hebt al een nieuwe eigenaar voor de 30d ?

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-23 12:58]

Hi John
Away it goos, the choice is 40D and you have chosen very well.
This shot are nicely done, but next time remember to remove the cover.............
LOL- have a great day John, looking forevard to the 5. May in Istanbul.
Greetings to your both.

ps. Susan says hallooooooo.

Hi John,
excellent wide angle shot,good sharpness and perfect capture.Well done.
Best Regards

* Piotr *

hi john, a neat wide angle view, nice to look at,

Hello John!
Looks like a very calm town!
Very beautiful your perspective!
Lovely sky!
Best regards!

PS - Canon 40D? Mmmmmm, good!

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  • Nikas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 3 N: 97] (2034)
  • [2008-04-23 14:39]

Hi joao!

Beutiful point of view, i liked a lot and the sky is wonderful with that clouds!!!
Congratulations for your new Camera!!!


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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-04-23 14:47]

hello John,
excellent townscape. I admire your composition with the foreground paving leading us as if we were walking to the building.

Hello John,good perspective for this picture of this sleepy looking place.
The cloudy sky makes a good backdrop for the buildings.The block paving in the fg gives a great feeling of space.
I enjoyed reading the quote!
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-04-23 15:41]

Hi John,
Wonderful shot and point of view, I like it! Superb colors too.

Hello Dear John,

I like your POV ! Nice to look at ! Thank You to your Canon30D.
Excellent shot !


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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-04-23 16:11]

Hi John
The John, congratulations, the fine work. Excellent sharpness. I am also thinking about it camera 30D.

Boa nite

This is a fantastic goodbye. Genial composition and a great capture.

My regards


Hello John
Wonderful Perspective shot.
Excellent POV.
Simply great

Hi John,
Very beautiful photo vith excellent point of view.Great perspective.TFS.


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  • Hitbit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 159 N: 451] (5918)
  • [2008-04-23 23:09]

Hi John,

Great shot with an excellent pov, like the wonderful Dutch sky and the clarity in the shot. Ben benieuwd naar je ervaringen met de 40D volgens mij weer een goede keus.

Grtz Pim

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-04-23 23:33]

Great POV and a superb compo !


Hi John,

Excellent perspective created by the low POV, and details of the pavement look great in your composition. Booth the FG and BG are beautiful, a fine shot.
Have a good day,

ciao John.. another post about Willemstad.. and also this is a beauty!! you have taken well this ground.. it exalts the compo.. architecture is fine.. more clear.. more definited.. "real".. as you have told.. ;))
nice large view.. and good light captured.. clouds rich the sight too.. i like it!! ;) thanks
ciao Marco
;) soon

Ja John,
the city hall here.
I know this one also in and out.
Even I know it so well, with the wide lens it looks new :-)
Amased by the sharpness.

Bye bye
@[email protected]
Maybe I know somebody for the camera
How much and with a lens?

Hi John,

Nice compo with the line of the trees. Willemstad. Hahaha, I was thinking about Willemstad in Curacao :-). The first thing I thought was 'Do they have Sligro on Curacao?!'. The second thing I thought was 'Hey wait a minute, this is way too organized for being the Curacao!!'.
Good to read that it actually is the province of South Holland. And yes, I agree with you. You can only photograph with one camera at a time ;-).


Love the pattern created by the street.
And what a beautiful view on that building.

Hello mon frere :)

This is a beautiful photo, I really like the wide angle here, all the space in the fg, the soft colours and of course the beautiful architecture of the place. Very well done!

Take care!

Soeur :)

Hello Johnny,
You've got here perfect wide angle shot.
Very nice low pov, making bricks to lead at the end.
Good details and colors. :-)

Hi, John!

Wonderful composition with beautiful colours and lights. Superb shot, John!


I love my 30D!! I've got to keep it for a while! This is superb shot Johnnie! LOVE the criss-crossing lines of the Herringbone style brick work! A funny story... my ex husband was a brick layer and he told me only SMART people could lay a Herringbone path.... I did it the first time by myself, without him...he came home and was mad! HAHA! That is why he is my EX!
B-) B-)

hello john!
excellent last photo with 30d, wonderful scene and colors, i like it.
great choice for 40d ;))


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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-04-24 12:05]

Hi John
Will be waiting for the first posting with the 40D.
Like your POV here with the texture of the brick dominating the image. The sky impresses as well.


nice wide angle shot!
good sharp indeed as you said.
too bad they're quite expensive.
recently upgraded to new lens, so need to wait for a new body again...
if I plan to change that would be to 30D or 40D.

good luck with your choice.


Nice use of the open spaces John, well composed, good colour and a zillion repetitions. TFS,

Hello John,
A very handsome photograph of a handsome scene. Excellent POV and composition, good light, everything pin-sharp and fine detail in sky and clouds and everywhere else.

They made an excellent job of the roadway too!
Well done!
Best wishes

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-04-24 14:47]

Hi John, a great composition! the pattern of paving creates an inusual perspective and colours are really good.
Ilike it!
Ciao, Cinzia

Hello John,
Amazing shot, excellent composition and poiint of view, nice colors, excellent light and superb textures and shapesd, very good sharpness and wonderful depth of field.

Hi John...not sure why you'd go 30D to 40D, maybe there's a lens compatability issue, but i'd highly recommend you have a look at the 5D.

Another nice postcard shot of a lovely Dutch town, you and Hans should collaborate and produce a tourist book or get in touch with the tourism board, you take some attractive shots of your country.

Wat gaan we doen mijnheer John, toe aan een upgrade - ik heb zo'n professionele waterdichte Canon in mijn handen gehad met een telelens erop (met eigen steun eronder), niet te doen voor mij, is zeker niet op vrouwenhanden berekend. De eigenaar van die camera ligt altijd in de modder om rally foto's te maken - ach ja, ook een hobby.

Mooie fot hier - lekker ruimtelijk gevoel, prettig licht en een leuk cafeetje met rieten stoelen om even buiten te genieten van zoveel moois.


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-04-25 2:52]

Hallo John
Prachtig John maar had je die Sligrowagen niet een zetje kunnen geven
Gr Jos

hello John
what a perspective
wonderful details
beautiful capture
nice colours
great framing, what more to say,
i'll be back with smileys

manuj mehta

Hi John,
Great shot with this ultra-wideangle lens.
Gorgeous!! Amazing focus and perspective.You did really great job.


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-04-25 9:51]

hello John,
I really love the sky.. its so dramatic!
The low pov with the bricks leading us into the photo is really nice.. but my eyes keep going back to the sky!

Enjoy your weekend!


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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-04-25 13:16]

Hoi John
Ff snel, heb visite.
Mooi genomen
De Sigma 10-20 is een fantastisch lensje
(Wil hem lenen in Juni, je weet wel)
Groetjes aan Jol
Misschien neem ik de 30D
We praten nog

This is no London, but a London to itself! :) The place looks really nice, and clean! Great colors and composition!
Best regards and a great we!
(**) :) tomorrow!

Hallo John.
Met deze enorme voorgrond ziet het er 'Much bigger out' dan het is.
Je verdient hiermee een 'Lintje' van het SGW "Stratenmakers Gilde Willemstad".
Aanrader, ga een terug in de zomermaanden, super gezellig daar.

Hello John :)

At first glance, i believe it was a sand beach :o) Very original POV with all these bricks which guide us to the top ! Bravo !
Ciao Johnny ;)

Bonjour John

Cette photo est une leçon de perspective !


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-04-26 2:46]

Hi John

One of these days, I'm going to buy a digital SLR, next time I go to the big city of Busan. What would you recommend?

I like the smoothness & repetition of the tiles in this image. Tfs!

Re the quote:

“For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented."

Disagree. Being able to 'see' a good image is a talent you're born with.

"Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due?"
to the designer of the camera?

Not necessarily. Gifted photographers can still get great images, with a cheap disposable camera, & untalented people can buy top of the range gear, & still take bad photos.

"To the finger on the button?"

I'd strongly agree with this one.

"To the law of averages?”

Only to a certain extent. As my learning curve went up, my images got better: Trial & error.

Hi John,
Fantastic angle and composition,great photo.
Best regards,

Briliant shot here John. Love the POV and pattern on the foreground. You have used that 30D well my friend.

Congrats to you on the 35K marker.
Your work is ispiring to many including myself.
Best to you.
- Vincent

Hi John,
Pretty shot, I like your low POV great geometrics in the stone bricks..TFS

Hi John...nice perspective and sharpness..good luck with the 40D.


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-04-28 14:06]

Deze bevalt me helemaal, John. Zo'n vissenoog kan inderdaad leuke effecten geven, maar je moet ze weten te beheersen... en dat heb je hier zeker gedaan. De ultragroothoek geeft hier vooral een idee van ruimte, en in stadsfotografie is dat altijd mooi meegenomen.
TFS, en neem sereen afscheid van je trouwe 30D hé...

Hi John,
Unfortunately I haven't been here in the past few months, I simply don't have enough time... But it's difficult to live without You, Friends. I missed so many great images on TL... From so many Friends... Shame on me.
Great postcard view of the real Willemstad. :) Maybe the foreground's a little too much to my taste, although 'pavées' are sharp as razorblade. Servais Knaven would love them. :)
Good luck with the new camera. Tfs and congrats.
Best regards from Magyar, László

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-04-28 18:14]

A wonderful and interesting pov. Great details and love the framing. TFs

Hoi John,
Nou, een vertrek in stijl voor deze camera. Grappig dat men meteen is geinteresseerd in het feit of je al een nieuwe eigenaar weet. :-)
Goede pov in deze foto. Mooie kleuren, met een mooie lucht er boven.

Hello John,
I like the composition with inclusion of large area of the town square, as the space leads nicely up to the church as the natural eye-catcher!
Sharp fine details and a well balanced composition...
Pablo -

nice space here john
the empty space in the forground shows the size of the place very well
nice contrast from the sky


I like the geometry of the pavement, John. What is particularly interesting is that there is not a gum wrapper or even a fallen leaf on the ground. Clean sweep! I bet your cars in Holland don't even dare to leak oil!

Hi John,

Please keep this picture for later to be compared with 50D or 60D one day . .
Lovely presentation of super wide lens . .
I should have one and make panoramic view . . There are lots of point in Indonesia that are good if captured in wide . .
Congratulation with the new 40D . .


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2008-05-11 12:39]

Hi John

The 40D is a lovely camera.

Nicely composed shot, I love the ultra wide view and the low POV. Great sky as well. The Sigma 10-20 is great for these shots



Hi John !
nice wide angle capture. Exposure looks very good too. Sharp and very clear..

I feel that correcting the vertical will make it more attractive

More than beautiful.

Hello John,

Fantastic shot! The use of your super wide angle lens gave the opportunity to compose the scene impressively! Excellent DOF, POV and sharpness.
Great work my friend and your Canon served you well.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-22 16:10]

Hola John,
preciosa postal,
perspectiva y atractiva composición...
buenos detalles amigo.

great shot! nice pov and composition


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-08 14:06]
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This is really amazing.Fantastic colors and detail. I love the architecture. Well done.
P.S: Do you recommend to buy Olympus cameras? I'm confused between buying Nikon or Olympus.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 27 N: 37] (213)
  • [2008-08-15 7:04]

Hello John
I am not complaining about my 30 D it's a good camera.
Well done for this nice place.
Good depht by the forground.
I note some little distortions on the tower, that's why I make stitches of several pictures to avoid this problem.

Fantastic shot John! A very neat wide angle and a great perspective!!

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