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Costa del Sol .. my Grandson in law

Costa del Sol .. my Grandson in law
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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: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10
Categories: Humorous, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tamron Di 2 Af 18-200mm + Macro, Compact Flash 2-1gb, 62 mm Uv Filter
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): "Treasure Moment", Century Club (more than 100 points), cool kids, Adorable Kids [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-23 13:29
Viewed: 4813
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 156
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
**Costa del Sol** My family and friends.
Today we see my possible *Grandson in Law* Stanley
Stanley(2)is from Chesterfield in England.
We met this young charmer with his Mom and grandparents on *our* Beach and after I told Stanley of my Grandaughter Alicia and showed him even a photo of her, he litteral went up side down!
Click here for Alicia and 'Oma Yolanda'

Never seen a more pleasent young child as Stanley ..laughing and smiling ALL day !
(You can see his (grand)parents in workshop )

A side note; this is a funny cute and harmless photo ; but a good Police friend here TL told me ,and others, to be carefull in general with childrens postings!

Its a few days ago since my last posting, still 2 weeks to go in house decorations and alterations, but I keep writing critiques, sorry for not answering them!

Thats all folks;
John Tulip


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  • seanf Gold Star Critiquer [C: 134 W: 9 N: 176] (1436)
  • [2005-11-23 13:34]

hi john
i like the pose and the cheeky smile on your young model. well captured.

Heerlijk manneke; tof gebracht John.

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  • redol Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 260 W: 33 N: 12] (2254)
  • [2005-11-23 13:41]

Very good for the family album.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2005-11-23 13:56]

Beautiful pose to make us a small cuckoo! Stanley is very charmer! Beautiful catch with a good light and a good composition. Bravo John!

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-11-23 14:07]

Hi John,

Funny shot!!!Your model have a great pose and a beautiful expression.

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2005-11-23 14:13]

Hes a real little poser isnt he....LOL... so cute... A fantastic capture John !!!

Well Done..
Dawn :-))

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-11-23 14:30]

Funny !
And.... I'm glad, I see it from this side:-))
Just a nice shot, John !

Lol extremely good capture John. Lovely use of bright light and shadows. Always helps having a charming model. As Quark said I am glad you took the photo from this angle :). Well done and tfs...regards,

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  • pathy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 35 N: 64] (1740)
  • [2005-11-23 15:07]

tres beau sourire de ce beau bebe ! belle mise en valeur de la photo

:-D mooie foto John...schattig en grappig te gelijk.



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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2005-11-23 15:24]

Leuke foto, John.
Een echte charmeur, niet?
Klaar voor de camera.
Net als Hans kijk ik hem graag in z'n gezicht.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2005-11-23 15:39]

Charming shot John, great pose, nice and sharp, good composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Great photo, TFS, just got a second, gotta run. Have a great weekend


Hi John,
Cute, so cute! I can well imagine both of them (Stanley and Alicia) playing together. Well done for this photo AND for writing critiques in the midst of your alterations:)


how beautiful shot I love the babies expontaniety very nice

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-11-23 16:47]

The perfect new year's card! B

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2005-11-23 17:01]

John wat leeeuuuk!!!
Oh mijn God , knap hoor, wat zo mooi is , is het licht
over dat huidje. Kon het manneke niet verbranden?
(Sterke Spaanse zon ) heb in de workshop gekeken en leuk stel plus Moeder.
Heel lekker (kijk je ook bij mij, ik heb iets gedaan) Doeii

Hi John,
My children like sand too. It's beautiful photo.

Hi John. Zo jong en nu al fotogeniek. Van wie zou hij het hebben?.

:))) Hello John!!! I made a magazine for Pampers a couple of weeks ago and spent hours to look for a photo like this!...Baby upside down, exploring the world! :))))
This is really a good one! Nice pose and a good timing!! :)
cheers :)

Lol! What a great scene full of joy! It's fun to see the complicity photograph/subject in a so young one! Cause he play... it's make the force of that photo! :o)

what a cutie, nicely done,

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer [C: 141 W: 0 N: 5] (42)
  • [2005-11-23 22:41]

Hi John,
Excellent and very cute portrait of your grandson in law:)
Excellent POV,colors,sharpness,contrast,frame an note.TFS

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2005-11-23 23:38]

Man wat leuk!
Schoon-kleinzoon, hoe kom je erop :-)
John, scherp kleur en compo: een 10!

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-11-24 0:01]

Hello John, ;D Great pose my friend!!!! Love this shot! Photograph a child is a challenging subject, you did great job indeed!


Lol, great photo! All topsy turvy as we say here, great colors and sharpness! TFS,

Hi John.
Real grandpa...

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-11-24 3:47]

Hi John, great shot! Good colors and sharpness. Good lighting capture as well. :D

Hello John, there you go, you have a great model posing for you ;)

BTW, very well done and what a cute little baby. So funny. Great pose, and good use of light. As says Padre, perfect new year's card :)

Very well done. Cheers, Yan

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2005-11-24 6:16]

Hello John,
What a cutty little boy, I like his expression he really looks like he's having fun. Your composition is very good, I like this difficult lighting and the effect of the sun on his skin.

Very good portrait, John. Very sharp and also lovely. Good job and I like it.

Best regards,


P.S.: the application for burning cd's I already had. It's a good application, I'm using it very often...........

Excellent work, so cute and well composed. His expression is priceless.

Great work, enjoy those beautiful moments with kids!

Nice nice to see.

What a wonderful shot, John! So child-like and great action! He seems to have lost his suit somewhere, though. What was it that judge said to Amy? Superfluous nudity? Lol

Don't work too hard on the house or fall off a ladder!

Gayle :)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-11-24 9:50]

It's a lovely picture. I love his figure. Well done.

so cute, so nice, so great shot!!!!!
very very very very well done, the light is super and he pose very well!!!!!
nice crop and frame too!

smil tomorrow, no more left!

very cute photo John :)
this is a superb capture, tones colors and composition
well done, 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)
  • [2005-11-24 14:09]

Excellent catch of his pose John! What a cutie! Well done.

Hallo John,

You are a real master in turning the world up side down! Very toutching picture. I am impressed.
But to get you back on the ground, after al this applause I made for yo a workshop to give some remarks.
All the best beach buddy,


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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-11-24 15:29]

Humorous, natural and well composed. Very nicely done capturing that moment of play with a great smile. TFS,

Beautiful shot of a very cute little boy. I love the shadows and light on the skin, and the little boy's cheeky look. He is having a lot of fun in the sand. Very well done John.

Hi, John.
I see the LAW has already got hold of you ... even though it is "IN-LAW".

Wish I was still so flexible and supple as this child, these days beginning to look at walking sticks, and guide dogs that can operate cameras...

I like the fill-light in the image to give it depth. Interesting picture - keeps me looking at the boy's face - notice his tongue while smiling? Tells me a lot about the childs happiness and playfullness.

Hi John...

Came to know about you from Hima's site on TL.. You have quite a colourful collection of photos. and a Great Collection of Cameras I see :D

Nice snap this one.. U have managed to capture a nice pose from Stan.. U sure got a nice grandSon-in-law here ;)


What a fantastic picture!! I LOVE it. It belongs on a poster!!! He is something else. Those eyes sparkle with mischief!!

Out of little green men, will be back soon to award!!

hoe ziet de wereld er onderste boven uit knaapie?
mooie foto van een leuk kereltje hehe!
greets Ed-Lin

une veritable carte postale! tres belle cette photo! pour tout rien a dire! felicitation

wow ! i love photos of kids
Im too youg to have my own ;)
but im bloody affraid to take ones like thos eon the beach cause the could call police ;P

sharpness is just exellent

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-12-03 11:51]


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  • udijw Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 3 N: 34] (295)
  • [2005-12-04 3:25]

Hi John,
Very nice image. I love pictures like that, it makes me laugh. I am sure Stanley will look at this photo when he is 18, and smile.
well done.

I am glad to be the person to add the 100th point to this pic.
Oupa, you have captured a moment that would last a hundred years.

Hi John,
looks like his in a half twist in a pike position :)
Very cute indeed, well caught :)

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  • Friday Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 14] (1508)
  • [2005-12-19 12:08]

OMG... i lost words... !!!

Cool pose John! Captured that warm friendliness very well!

What a delightful little chap!

I love the mischievious look and cheeky smile which you have captured so well. And well done for managing not to show any rude bits with which to embarrass him later. :-)

Hi John. I believe if I tried this, I'd have to have someone help me back up. What a cute boy! Children can have fun anywhere they go! Take care

LOL. I love the pose, and the humor in it. Great smile, He is too cute.

Great model, well captured. wonderful composition! thanks for sharing! Vandana.

Mooi zeg! Kinderlijke onschuld.


Hi John!
Really cute baby!

Hi John,
You clicked a beauty. The way the littlu is posing and the joys and expressions on his face are fabulous.
Great job and very well done.
Long live the grandson.
My best regards,

Hermosa perfecta
Agradece su atención

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-09-18 12:46]

Hallo John,
ein wunderschöne Schnappschuss, wie der Kleiner mit der Kamera flirtet, herrlich.
Ein fantastisches Foto das man als Werbung für Baby-Creme oder Öl nehmen kann.
Schöne Grüsse

-:))))))))hahahahahah, oooh my friend John what a great moment, what a great model you have here!

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-09-19 12:37]

I came to your page to comment on your latest photo but this eatured photo on your front page that stopped me, put a smile on my face, staring at the thumbnail, I decided to see your son in law on the bigger pictre. It is his body language and expression on his face that will make this photo priceless. TFS.


Absolutely adorable! Can't say anymore about that! You captured a precious moment, without breaking the rules of nudity! HA! Excellent!
points tomorrow!

I do like this capture! My 2 yr old grandson is one of my favorite subjects! Regards Don

Hai John,
Wat een lekker jong, zeggen we hier in Brabant,Erg leuke foto,
Gr, Jacqueline

co cute, my daughter likes plying the same way ;-)

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  • ABunce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 33 N: 62] (1281)
  • [2006-10-29 18:18]

Hi there!

I saw this one and loved it instantly! What a cutie. And you caught the pose perfectly.
* Note on the caution; What is acceptible is differant in differnat parts of the world, my mother is a Dane so this is a picture she might have taken of me, but naked kids are frowned on here in the states. Also the world itself has changed into a very sad place with it seems more evil people who might look at this differantly than normal people. :(

At anyrate after that rant, it's lovely!


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-11-07 11:35]

What a funny moment has been captured in this beautiful shot. The baby is very sweet and his action is cute. His smile is lovely. Good picture has been taken. Well done John.

Thanks for sharing a family time.

Hi John,

Very Fantastic and amazing Portrait here,
great colors, lighting, expression, focus, detail, POV and DOV. Fantastic !
very well done.


very cute mini model.
i like this pic.
very nice.
thank u.

who can resist a cheeky little devil like this one? :) love the way you captured the expression on his face. great compo John!
a grandson in law to be proud of!

Salut John

L'insouciance de l'enfance et leur innocence est toujours d’une pure beauté a capturée sur une photo.

Très belle composition, Merci pour cette joie.


Hi John,
Nice moment.
Pretty and beautiful lookings.
Good shot.
Thanks for sharing.
M.D.Seyfettin Güner.

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-07-27 17:18]

My, my look what I found - what a wonderful expression on Stanley. Well captured and presented.


Hi John,

lovable! Great atmosphere, very spontaneous image



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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-08-03 13:00]

Alles is al gezegd, natuurlijk... dus 'k kan alleen maar een smiley toevoegen, John. En die is welverdiend. Later zal je kleinzoon je er wellicht over aanspreken ;o). Maar hij zal er zeker wel om kunnen lachen. Mooi!

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2007-08-22 15:43]


It's wanderful
Perfect photo...

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-10-26 0:53]

This is such an adorable picture! I am adding this to my favorites. Fantastic capture!!! TFS

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