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Santorini and Romance

Santorini and Romance
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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: 2007-05-14
Categories: Nature, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites I, 100 points or more [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-10 18:21
Viewed: 3090
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 122
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Santorini in Greece, Treklens ..

Is this not the right setting for Romance?

There are so many nice spots that it could fill a month
for you to make shots easily!

The other side of the coin is.. its a spot where a few thousand years ago 2/3 of the Island sank in the sea.. about 300 meters deep, with people and all.

It caused such a strong 'Tsunami, that it washed Knossos in Crete from the map...Later .. end 1800
to be found back by Professor Evens

But let all this not stop you feeling romantic and or enjoy your vacation in places like you see here!

Thanks for popping in Folks

John T


The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
Henry Boye

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Bonsoir John :o)
Romantique ?! Oh que ouiiiiiii ! Que demander de plus ! La mer, le soleil, le petit olivier sur la terrasse, la pureté blanche des murs, 2 transats et un verre ..... le paradis ! Merci, c'est vraiment très beau ....

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2007-06-10 19:31]

Hi John,
Taking advantage of a resting break to pop-in. Very romantic capture with soft colors. I like the POV with the sea in the background with the wall forming a frame. Great sharpness of details. Perfect as usual! TFS
Friendly greetings

Hello John,

Too much superb your photography. This blue sea, deckchairs for two. The dream. I admire the fine lines of contrast of colors which gives sharpness to the white.

Kisses my friends and thank you for your councils.

Hi John,
Lovely image! What a place to have a romantic dinner and with such a view!! I love the whites against the blue and I like the way you have used the walls to frame the image. The two seats and table are very inviting and the bonsai tree adds a nice touch. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • kojak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 72] (666)
  • [2007-06-11 1:00]

Great shot, you really have a nose for romance ;)
Nice pov and colours. Straight from a travelagency's guide. Well done!!!
Geert ;)

Hi John,
What great details photo.Colours, sharp and light are excellent.TFS.


Hi John,
This one has a very beautiful composition!! This is something that I would like to photograph! Excellent!!! Heel heel mooi!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-06-11 3:00]

this is absolutely perfect !!!


Very nice capture of this amazing image with great colours and well composed.
Best wishes,

Good morning mr T

Lovely shot here, nice crisp clean lines and greta contrasting colours.

Lovely work. And very good notes too

TFS regards Helen

Absolutely Fantastic picture, John.
Just put a stamp on it, and it can be sent all over the world, as an atverticement for Santorini.
10 points from, Jan

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2007-06-11 4:45]

< Een uitnodigende tweezit..
goede lijnen en kleur

Hi John,
This is a superb composition, fine lines interesting contrast. The presentation is simple and stunning! The soft Greece colour tones makes it an very attractive picture my friend!

:) Later...

Beautiful romantic spot. Excellent sharpness and details.

WOW Johnny. Simple and beautiful photo. What appeals here is the graphism and those pastal colors.

The two chairs waiting for a couple, and that small bonsai like tree adds more flavor to it.

One of your best composition. I liked your proverb too, very much true. Have a wonderful week.


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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-06-11 9:36]

Hi John...
totally agree very, very romantic...
Looks like the perfect spot... I love the whites and the sea is so inviting to the eye!

Thanks for showing this...


Wow 2/3 of the island gone.. very sad!

Yes! . . Perfect place for enjoying this place with someone we love. I like the composition and only involving few colors, but gives values to the total image.

I like your note, about meeting people halfway, which most people want to reach destiny soonest, without enjoying the process.


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-06-11 11:20]

What a great place to have a romantic dinner with such a lovely view. Hope you enjoyed the place.
Beautiful shot, nice blue & white color. Well done.

Hi John.
Erg mooie compositie en een plaats om te genieten met een dikke sigaar kijken over het water.
Erg Mooi.
Groet Frans

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-06-11 14:15]

John een 'abstract d'amore' Geweldige foto. Prachtig every way!

Hi John, splendid mediterranean colors, great composition, I wish stay there, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2007-06-11 15:36]

Mooi John; recht en schoon, mij idee! Ik kan niet anders; jij varieert tenminste.
Schattig stelletje stoelen met tafel; een designstukje.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-06-11 16:07]

Hi John,
A superb photo! I like much the minimalism of the composition and the simplicity of forms. Very good range of white and blue tones. Very classy! Bravo! Annie

great photografic idea.. compo and pov already lovely..

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-06-11 20:27]

Beautiful clean crisp details and colors! gorgeous setting. Beautiful pov. TFS

Nice Picture . Very good composition John. I like it. Very romantic shot :)

TFs, regards,Josée

Romance is in the air...set in a beautiful colorful scene. It is so relaxing just to look at, tfs,

I would like to sit there John!
Very beautyful corner, very good seen from you and great framed.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-06-12 4:00]

Is het zo vol te houden John.
Mooie opname. goede comp.
Gr Jos

Hello John,

I think our (Vas&CON) Greek Photography is in danger from a great Dutch Master!! Beautiful shot my friend, very well composed , excellent lighting and perfect colors. If you had more time we would see many more lovely shots.

  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2007-06-12 5:03]

He John,

One of your best! A good graphical picture with a limitted palet. You prove here again that less is more. Good pictures also don't need a lot of extra's. Let the picture tell the story.

Take care and cut it short,


Hi John,
Very Beautiful Photo.Great details and Colours, sharp and light
Best Wishes,

Lovely comp. Nice simple lines & wonderful contrast between the white building & the blue water.

Perfect shot of a ramantic view, only needs a bottle of wine & two glasses on the table! :} Don

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-06-12 15:30]

Hi dear my master John;very lovely romantic composition,good sharp-colors,regards.....

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-06-12 16:49]

Hello John

Very quiet picture. Everything is so calm and relaxing. I like all the lines changing direction.

Regards to you and Yolanda.


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  • biblio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 6 N: 225] (2498)
  • [2007-06-12 17:25]

Stunning image John, wonderful colour and a great note as usual. A beautiful place to be with that special person...
Regards and TFS

Hi John
Beautiful composition.
Very good frame and all tones.
Amazing place!

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-06-13 3:25]

Hi John ;)
beautiful photo, view, atmosphere...TFS
Have a nice day,
J ;)

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-06-13 5:07]

Hola John,
preciosos detalles,
cuidada compo,
perfecto pov y color...
buen trabajo,

Hi John,
Beautiful compo and colors.great details,sharp and light are excellent.well done.

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-06-13 13:16]

Hello John,
Amazing and very moody picture, lovely sea view, excelent greek colors :).
Best regards,

Hi John - nice uncluttered composition: so you discovered Atlantis beneath your feet (or at least the ancient stomping grounds of the Minotaur)!

Hmmmmmmm....two seats! One for you and the other one is for........???
Nice shot here, John. Very good sharpness and nice pov. I like the blue and white colour.



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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-06-14 8:43]

Hello John,
the only thing missing is a glass of wine.
Looks fabulous, very inviting and relaxing.
Fabulous color combination with the whites and the turquoise water.

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  • SILVA Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (3917)
  • [2007-06-14 10:09]

this is very good.congrats my friend

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-06-14 11:02]

The blue sea and the white architectures are the identification of Greece. Romantic mood is vivid in this cool image. A sensual subject is looking beautiful John, well done.

Many thanks for sharing this image.

Ok, after my last "bad" critique" to y shot of Anna, let me appreciate this one, which is really wonderful, especially for the compo, very intriguing with the couple of chairs, the lines fading softly on the white and the blue as BG.



Hi John,
I really do like images such as this one with the beautiful blue's and white's of Greece. Isn't the sea such a wonderful colour. Your POV is great. It is a simple but wonderful image of very good quality.

Hai John,
Dit is zeker de juiste omgeving voor romantiek,
Schitterende foto, Ik zie me daar al zitten met een heerlijke cocktail erbij.
Groetjes Jacqueline

Hi John,
Yes, peaceful, exotic, and certainly romantic.

I like the composition, the majority of the shot the blue/white characteristic or Santorini, and the added color in the lower left quadrant of the shot.

Very relaxing shot, I wish I were there! I love the blue and white.
well done,

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-06-17 19:00]

Hello John:) Great picture and that selection of the objects.
Colours are beautiful - this is Greece and I know how gorgeous is there, I was in Greece two and a half years in late 80's
This is breathtaking view. thank you for remind me this splendid piece of Earth.
Best Regards - Tom

That 2/3 could have been Atlantis...
This sure is a very romantic setting John. Love to go with you on this virtual trip cruising the Mediterranian Sea.
And to remind us that we are in Greece the blues and white.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-06-19 9:40]

hey John,
a wonderful shot .
tones of blue suit much with the white.
like it much.
well done...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-06-21 8:11]

Curious thing, this!
I had commented on this before! I KNOW I had!
I like the off-centre composition and the perfect colours: great atmosphere

Hi John!

A beautiful & romantic composition! Great colours & contras! However it strongly reminds me of this! (^_^)

Well seen & composed!

Staat er weer ijzersterk op John !
Perfecte compo en licht. Het enige wat me opvalt is het witte hoekje links-bovenaan .... zou ik wegpoetsen. ;-) Maar verder is ie toppie.

Now I can see why this got SO many points John! wonderfully simple, LOVE the blues and whites again! Santorini looks like a CLEAN place! I love it! Very romantic...hee hee...i hope your wife was with you....The sharpness is superb!
And yes I WILL be back.........B-)

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2007-07-01 18:30]

Hi John

Beautiful, what can say of a paradise!
Beautiful....... Beautiful!!!



Hi John..

Good view and observation..

Romance forever...

That's all Folks..

best regards

Fantástica fotografía, este sitio es para compartirlo con alguien muy especial...



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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-08-19 22:32]

Was daar in '91 en heb inderdaad ook veel van dergelijke plekjes gezien. Ze staan helaas op dia :-(
Mooie compositie hier, John. Blauw, blauw en nog eens blauw. Maar geen plek om je "blue" te voelen. Nice work. Hangt toch bij je aan de muur, neem ik aan?

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