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Falling in love on the spot

Falling in love on the spot
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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: 2008-05-11
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, 4GB Sandisk CF Card, B-W UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favourites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-31 16:31
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 120
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Falling in love on the spot.. her name ??
Venezia ! (Venice)

Treklens we are here .. standing on the 13 th floor of my Cruise ship the Norwegian Jade.. while slowly gliding in to Venice , its Grand Canal...

The benefit of my ship was clearly the view .. overlooking it all .. like the Piazza San Marco here!

In the background there was this song playing :
Mio Babbino Caro
Click the link and listen please.. you like it Folks

No long story this time.. Venice is an understanding on its own and information to be found everywhere !

It is not a place you visit, nope, it infiltrates your brain !

Venezia .... I will be back .. Ti Amo!

John T
I speak Spanish to God,
Italian to women,
French to men and
German to my horse.”

Charles V

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Wow ! tu me fais rêver John ! Quelle magnifique vue ! Superbe !
Wonderful, marvellous ... maybe one day I could see Venise :o)
TFS my dear friend

Hello John!
You was in Venice? I want too!!!
Really wonderful and romantic city!
Great your postcard!
Beautiful colours and clarity and nice frame!
Best regards!

Hello John
What a vantage point you had. I made the same photo but from a more down to earth angle. I love this one. It is so sharp and bright. The depth of field is perfect and the scene deserves to be published in a tourist brochure.

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-05-31 17:08]

Hi John,

Great shot. Beautiful composition, colors and light!


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-31 17:54]

Hello John,
Looks spectacular and nice job from the deck of a ship I might add.
We're supposed to cruise next Spring and I think Venice is one of the ports-of-call, that will be great.
Nice capture here, enjoy the trip.

Excellent capture.
Excellent sharpness and details.
Love the view.

ciao John..
yes.. you have right.. how is possible to not falling in love for this sigh?!?.. and excellent panorama.. with great details and DOF.. my really compliments
ciao Marco

Hello John! :) I'm so glad you felt the same...I just knew you would love it, glad that it was also, a wonderful, sunny day. It looks resplendent, just as I remeber it! Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-05-31 21:25]

This is an amazing picture with such clarity and detail. The color and composition are very good. The P.O.V. is excellent. I've never been to Venice but I'm looking forward to going someday. If it looks like this picture I'm sure I will enjoy Venice very much.

OK, let's speak italian, as Charles V stated...! :)

No words about Venezia... I only try to imagine the mood, slowly shipping having this sight to view at, and listening to Puccini...
You're a lucky man!
Ciao, and TFS

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-05-31 23:04]

Hoi John,
Zoals we van je gewend zijn: een prachtplaat! Heerlijke frisse kleuren en een prima compo en frame.
Dit moet indrukwekkend mooi zijn om dat met eigen ogen te aanschouwen. Eigenlijk ken ik van Europa veel te weinig; Italië staat nog op mijn verlanglijstje.....
Groet uit Schouwen,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-05-31 23:04]

Hi John,
I am back after a very busy week and i fall on this photo! Good memories for me. I also fallen in love with Venezia in September 2004. What a wonderful city! I walked in these streets during three days with a real pleasure.
Your POV is awesome! Excellent dive on the St-Marco Place. Sharp, clear and elegant picture! Beautifully done! Annie

Hi Dear My Friend John :)
Wonderful postcard....Very beautiful compo and colours.Congrats!!!
Cordial Greetings,

Yes,Venezia is the perfect place to fall in love.
Such a beautiful composition.
Exelent clarity and great point of view.

Thanks for sharing,

hi John
it was wonderful to get this beautiful postcard from a magnificent place acompanied by the heavenly voice of Dame Kiri te Kanawa. (original idea!)
the photo is great, perfect POV. splendid colors and good composition.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-06-01 3:33]

Well John, this "aerial" PoV sure offers a nice and original view on the world's most famous town. Apart from the slight cw tilt of the horizon I really like it. The sea in the back clearly shows the town is an island, and almost all famous buildings are quite clearly visible. Light and contrast controlled perfectly. My compliments!

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-06-01 3:52]

Bonjour John,
Je n'y suis jamais allé à Venice mais ta photo donne le goût d'y aller et voir par nous même ces beautés et ce paysage à faire rêver. Bon point de vue.

Hoi John,
Excellent view with details.Beautiful perspective and colours.Well done my friend.TFS.
Have a good sunday.

Wow! What a view! This is a beautiful composition, the colours are very nice. And this place is superb.

Very well done. Cheers. sis :)

I can see why you would love this place John!! Really nice POV! Love the off center tower! Nice details! What a place!

Hello Johnny,
Glad to be here first :D
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” by Truman Capote
Lot of Indian movies do have shooting done at Venice. A romantic couple sitting in Gondola, and enjoying the song..same like you've put in the link.
All ROMANTIC. Tha is my picture of Venice.
and looking at this georgous view, it makes true.
Beautiful blue sky, lovely water, and excellent overview with crisp details.
KUDOS friend.

Hi John,

I also love the city of Venice. The narrow bridges, delicious foods, and the friendly people! Your photo is "picture postcard perfect". Perfect scene of Venice. Very interesting point of view you have from the cruise ship. Lovely weather to great you to this wonderful city!


hi john, neat point of view ,wonderful buildings here, must have been an amazing place to see expecially with a camera in hand!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-06-01 12:37]

Si Venezia! What an unforgetable place, I went three times and I wanna go again! Well done John on this panoramic view of piazza San Marco! Thanks!


Hoi John,
Wat een prachtplaat !
Mooi van compositie, kleur en belichting. Mooie POV, waardoor je een mooi overzicht krijgt. TFS.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-06-01 13:13]

Hi John,
Interesting perspective on this famous city. Hopefully I will see this place soon.

Fantástica vista John.
Buenos contrastes y preciosa luz.
Una vedute muy interesante con todas esas joyas de la arquitectura renacentista al alcance de tu cámara.
Saludos, Jl.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-06-01 14:05]

And I fall in love with this most beautiful postcard image. What a magic presentation!
Gruss Rose

hello John
Absolutely correct Title.
I must appreciate your love for the place
wonderful scene, a colourful place
i like this poetic redition "standing on the 13 th floor of my Cruise ship the Norwegian Jade. while slowly gliding in to Venice , its Grand Canal..."

lucky you John.

MAnuj Mehta

Te gek, wat een fantastisch overzicht hebt je vanaf zo'n cruise schip John.

Heel bekend beeld van Venetië - tsja, als je verliefd bent geworden moet je maar eens terug gaan.
Prachtige foto met al die piepkleine mensjes op het San Marco Plein!


Hi John,
Çok güzel bir kartpostal.Güzel bir panorama.Eline sağlık.


Hi John, splendid postcard from Venice, classic view by fantastic POV, wonderful light and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi John

A superb high pov, overlooking the Venetian canal & St Marks. Perhaps just a little more 'breathing space', for the tip of the tower? Perfect sharpness & colour. Well done, & TFS!

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-06-02 2:06]

Hi John
Unfamiliar sight of this place. Probably you were somewhere high in clouds.
Good exposure and POV.

Hello John,

If I were you, I will do the same . . only several people like you who has interest in photography is able to enjoy the view and capture it for sharing with others . .
This is a lovely spot . . and I believe you have plenty spots to be shared along the journey . .
Great opportunity my friend . .
I captured rice field at Bali last week for you . .


:-)) will be back this afternoon

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-06-02 3:07]

Hi JT,
Very wonderful capture of a special place. Excellent POV colors and details. Nicely done and TFS JT

Hello John
Outstanding postcard!
Amazing POV!!!
Best regards

Hi John,

Excellent image of this very famous place in the world, all the details are here, even the Bridge of Sighs, gondolas, peoples, all sharp and colorful. I envy you for this high POV. :-)
Have a good week,

Hallo John,
Een pracht foto!Ik weet ongeveer wat je door maakte,het is zó indrukwekkend om door Venetië tevaren! Alleen had mijn schip de ÄRETOYSA" Minoan Lines uit Kreta "maar" 8 verdiepingen!
Wat zullen jullie genoten hebben!
Fijne foto,bedankt,

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2008-06-02 10:13]
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hey John,
it is a great angle of venetzia...
I like the light is on ...
well done my friend...

what is better than a bottle of vodka ?
two bottles ofcourse...

Hi John!

Wonderful postcard with nice composition. I like it!


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-06-02 11:31]
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Merhaba Güzel dost John...
ne güzel bir kare bu , kartpostal dadında, renk ve ışık harika...eline sağlık...selam ve saygılarımla...

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  • hama Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 74] (1454)
  • [2008-06-02 11:46]

Wonderful shot my friend, it has all the perfect qualities of a great shot.

Well done.

Love from PAkistan


An amazing aerial POV here John of one of my favorite destinations!
Perfect clarity and color perfectly placed tower in the frame.
Well presented too.
- Vincent

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-06-02 17:49]

Hi John
Great shot, funny looks like one of mine, how come? Was you on the Jade aswell???
Brilliant John, and you are right, Venice is one of the places I gladly will visit again and again.... But please next time, dont invite all those other tourist.
Have a nice evening.

hello JT,

its like you on the air up there when you took this shot.. beautiful postcard shot of Venice.. a lovely point of view.. well done on the sharpness and composition.. excellent..

regards, terry

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-06-03 0:27]

Hi John,
Venice the romantic dreaming place ;O)
Wonderful avantage point view you got...Such clarity and details .
Reel post card and the frame beautiful.
I never been in Venice but one days... you make me dreamming:O)))

So beautiful. wish I could be there. Your photo certainly helps...
Thank you for sharing

Hellow My Dear Cousin John,
Wonderful scene from Venezia....
You can fall in love but not water!!!!....?
Çirkin espri oldu kusura bakma dostum idare et...
Thanks for your friendship words my Cousin.
Your Cousin Seyfettin

Best wishes...:))

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  • Kli Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 199] (2054)
  • [2008-06-03 12:05]

Bonjour John,
Effectivement comment ne pas tomber amoureux ... !
Une prise de vue étonnante et tant de détails ... !
Bonne journée.


A few people in the foreground of those buildings John. LIghters colours well handled, good vertical perspectives and fine detail. TFS,

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-06-03 20:37]

Hoi Johnny
Ik kan me voorstellen dat dit een een geweldig iets moet zijn om mee te maken. Schitterende foto.

So very beautiful ...I see why it was love on the spot...
warmest regards dear John:)

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-06-05 6:02]

HI John
This is definitely a oh my gawd kind of shot.
No wonder you fell in love.
Superb shot

Hi John,

Wonderful shot of a lovely city, so unique. The POV gave you the opportunity to get a panoramic style shot,and the clear weather supplied great lighting!Very good composition and presentation.
A world traveler and photographer!Great work my friend.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-06-17 18:23]

Hi John, A wonderful high POV to look across and down from your vantage point. Having seen the ships on this site, it is good to see the other side of the view. Lots of details visible in the famous old city. TFS. Murray.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-27 6:38]

Great shot, Beautiful composition, colors and light. This is one of the places I love to see. Enjoy & well done.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2008-08-28 14:18]

How amazing!!! I was there 3 days later on 14th May...didnt know you were going.

Great shot John, good advantage being on the cruise ship for getting this POV..wonderful capture..just like a postcard!..

And oohh yes it was my favourite place..want to go back one day..although a long way for us to travel!

Not sure if you will see this, I dont see you on here now ?

Best wishes

Yes this is perfect in sharp and light
I like your frame

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