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For Vsinopoulos and Cstathoulis

For Vsinopoulos and Cstathoulis
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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
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 DC HSM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-23 16:53
Viewed: 3815
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 130
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Santorini again Folks! Done with my Sigma Fishe eye
10-20 mm.

Dedicated to the two great Masters of Greek photo Art: Vassilis
And Constantinous

When I started 2 years ago in Treklens I have always admired there special and stunning photo's from Greece.

Than .. being to those places for myself in May, with my Cruise ship *The Norwegian Jewel* and see so many places photographed by these two charming Gentlemen,
It brought me closer to understanding a few things!

Also there I was able to ''recrute'' a promessing new member for Treklens:
Jens Fiskbaek ..in TL AKA Jens

Happy to inform you Treklens , that Vassilis and Constantinous are coming (with there charming Ladies) to visit me in September, also Vandana ..
The Princes of India and Himalaya

Any other member(S) intrested to come to Holland, let me know ! (*__*)

Thank you and a good weekend Folks:

Kind regards
John T

The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong.

Pierre Frigon

Oops .. sorry .. correction :
Pierre Charron


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merhaba my friend john
wonderful picture.wonderful lovely white houses and colurs.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

OOOhhhh - I can dream while looking.
Hi John, I'm just back from Italy and there's no reason for me to be jelous - but when I look at this dream-motive - I wish I could be there right now. Thanks, I love it
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-06-23 17:01]

Hallo John
Once again, great shot, I am sure, that you are ready to go back to Santorini. Back to the photo, its again a great shot, compliments and TFS.
Your friend from Denmark

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-06-23 17:04]

Hi John,
Wonderful view on Mediterranean sea! I would like to descend these stairs and to dive my toes in this so blue water...why not, to swim to the ship and then to make the turn of the world on board! :)
Excellent composition and colors! You make me dream! Bravo! Annie

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-06-23 17:06]

Hi John, I've missed some of your pics - been quite busy!!
And Santorini - my daughter is going there next month for a week's holiday. I wish I could be there too.
Super composition , and what colours!! Thank you...

WOW!! Just amazing shot here John! Just gorgeous amazing! I want to be here....The white, the blues! Amazing!

Hi My Friend John,
Wonderful capture.Very beautiful compo and frame.Congrats!!
Cordial Greetings,

Excellent dude!! I am loving it,, and thats why i am downloading it..
can you please tell me how did you achieve wonderful frame??

Nice shot, and a great view.
It really looks like a perfect holiday, with great view onto incoming boats and ferries. Nice place for some ship spotting ;-)


Hi John,
AAhh I love Santorini. The time I was there there weren't any digital cameras yet.
Good compo, colors and the vulcano good in view. Makes me want to go back!

Beautiful scene! Greta POV and I love the colors. Great sharpness and frame
well done,

Perfect for a travel brochure. The blue and white of the Greek Isles have always lured me. Stunning compo.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-06-23 18:35]

Oh man oh man. Now I have to go take a Cruise. John het is geweldig mooi , Compliment en goed weekend


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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-06-23 19:03]

you are right Greece looks stunning! I love the color contrasts and whata great pov. BEAUTIFUL!!! TFS

Hi John,
You would make an excellent cruise director! Tempting all the passengers with sites and the sights around the different ports of call.
Wonderful photo of the coast line, colorful, crisp and very well composed, thanks for sharing,

Wow .. perfect metering and outstanding composition, and such an innovative frame too.
Great work, a real education and a pleasure to observe.

Hi John, Lovely image! Great composition and great POV. I love all the steps and balconies and pots of colour and the blue and white. Beautiful view too, one day I will have to visit Greece! I like the framing too. TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-06-23 23:34]

Bit of a climb to the top there John...

Certainly a beautiful place.

I would have used a higher F stop..F 18 to achieve more front to back sharpness.
As your BG is not sharp here.
But good effort.

Cheers DD

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-06-23 23:39]

Hi John,
A classic view, captured here very nicely by you.

Hoi John
Kijk, dit wil ik nu ook nog eens, een foto zo neerzetten als jij hier even doet, Een echte Canon 30D :-) Heeeeel mooi!

Nice piece of real estate here, John! Love the view - quite some height to look down from. Great compo!

Gorgeous picture.! Enn Plaatje.!
Veel Grieker can bijna niet. Looking more Greek than this, is unpossible.
Het zou mij niks verbazen als je zelf aan het 'schilderen' ben geweest, John.
I doubt if this beautiful 'Greek Blue' is not painted yourself, John.
Let me show you hands.!
Groeten, Jan

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-06-24 4:33]

Hi John,

What magnificient POV anf composition. Great colours saturation.

Simply beautiful.



LOvely foreground colour and detail John and the fading background suits. Well composed and presented. TFS,

What a lovely view John. Nice shades of blue and lovely white houses. And the sea.....hmmm I love the sea.
A real nice composition, but then I understand that's not so very difficult in Santorini. Every picture taken there is one for the book!
Nevertheless, I love it!


Hi John,
Yeah great Greek panorama from Santorini. Indeed Vassilis and Christianos are great TL-members and I'm eager to meet them in September.
Regarding this picture, perfect blue white contrast without any OE. Congratulations. I'm looking forward to meet the "foreign" TL-members :-) So you can count on me!

:) Later....

Hello John,

Thank you my good friend for the very kind words and for the dedication of this fantastic photo! You have captured the essence of Greek Islands, colors, lighting and beauty. Well done my friend, you are now the master.
Thank you and many greetings,

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-06-24 7:12]

This is really a beautiful photograph,John! One of your best! The framing is excellent! A nice tribute to Vassilis and Constantinous! The colors are awesome! Bravo!

Hi bro! wow, what a superb seascape here, this lens is great and you handle it very well too.

Great colours, sharpness and a superb pov.

The boats are a great addition.

Take care, sis :)

ps: have a look at Deniz's photo, it's for you: here

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-06-24 7:39]

Hi John,
It look like a vacation paradise ! Good presentation and perfect composition. TFS !

Hello Johnny,

Another BEAUTIFUL photo of Santorini from you. Looks like a dream place. Sure making me to visit in future :)

Blue and white and little color, greatly composed photo.

Looking forward for September to see your country and meet other "foreign" TL members there. *_^

And proverb LOL.....nice chuckle. TC



hello john!
this is excellent shot with great composition and beautiful view. wonderful colors.

You have good control of the whites here John, which can be defficult!
I like what you have done here with your fish-eye...
I like the contrasts of blues and whites here too!!!!

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-06-24 11:53]

A truly beautiful scene & photo John. The lens does a good job! Have a great day :} Don

LOL!!!! I have never said that. But I wish I had :-).
Excellent capture. Good sharpness, details and excellent colors.
Diane is saying "I wanna go there!!!!".
Just beautiful.
:) later

Hi John!Wonderful places!Nice photo and geat shot!

Bonjour John,

One doesn't weary oneself to see your photographs. It's so beautiful, and seems timeless. There is the impression to plunge towards blue water Mediterranean. And that the village of Santorin contemplates and will always contemplate this splendid spectacle.

I have the impression that the meeting TL that you prepare for September, will be beautiful and great moment between friends, I wish you all the possible success.

Kisses. Corinne.

hi john... really so beutifull view
there is all!! view of the sea... houses.. boats.. islands..
pov is excellent..
really well taken

Hi John, wonderful mediterranean view with splendid light and colors, I like great POV, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi John,
Gatver wat lekker.
Evengoed bedankt voor het laten zien.
Als ik Grieks kon zou er dus in het grieks commentaar onder moeten - wellicht een andere keer.

Nice picture here, John. Good pov and real good depth. Sharp and clear colours. Well done.



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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-06-25 6:56]

Een klassieker die er mag zijn John.
Gr Jos

Hi John...one of my hopes and dreams is to someday see a beautiful place like this with my own eyes. So many pics I see of this area I see this beautiful blue water and white buildings....so SO beautiful.
I like your POV here, nice exposure and detail...wish I was there! Thanks for sharing!


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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2007-06-25 11:40]

Hallo John,
Ausgezeichnete Qualität der Fotografie. Ein wunderschönes Bild schöne Farben und Details, es gefällt mir sehr. Was eine gute Beobachtung und Vorstellung.
Liebe grüße aus Freising.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-06-25 13:49]

very beautiful as usual the shots of your last trip at greece...
white and deep blue... and added some other colors...
love the shots like this one...
you did a great job here.


Merhaba John
Perfect landscape. Very very nice colours.
Well done. Good work. Thanks for sharring.


Hi jhon, great view, good colors, details, and sharpen.



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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-06-25 14:25]

Hi My Friend John,
Wonderful capture.Very beautiful compo and frame.Congrats..

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-06-25 14:43]

Hello John,
A marvelous place go for walking, wonderful colors and thereby also the contrast. First-class perspective and really composition.Beautiful place.
Thanks and beautiful greetings .

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-06-25 17:16]

Hello John
wonderful blues and whites... and from your POV the height and steps you must have climbed... thanks for the tips on your reply to Mugesh.. :)


Hello John!
Wonderful place, Santorini!
Nice colours and perspective!
Lovely frame!
Excellent done!

Great POV, that shot looks amazing, and the colors look so vibrant.
Great capture,

merhaba john.
Excellent scene good POV and nice colors.Good sharpness and frame
Good Work.TFS.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-06-26 5:01]

Hi John ;)
wonderful point of view, perspective, details and atmosphere... MY COMPLIMENTS...
J ;)

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-06-26 11:09]

Wonderful shot, lovely white houses & colors. Well done.
Enjoy being with friends.

Hello John!

Difficult light conditions here , but you did a very good job to avoid the overexposition of all these whites. The cruises ships crews were quite busy during the visit, conveying passengers from the ship to the island and vice versa.

Great view and composition. BravO!

nice pov! great seascape! colors are attractive, they're beautiful. Bright day! bright mood! tfs


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-06-28 4:43]

wowowowowow, seems that I've missed this gorgeous one ... well done and thanks dear John !

sincerely yours,

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-06-30 13:50]

Hello John:)
I'm speechless - this is great capture. I love Greece... blue and white - eh where these old times I was there? he he.
Best wishes - Tom
:) Tom

Oh its santorini,isn´t it?
I have been there 3 times so far
I like it very much
you shoves the beatiful island very good
nice coloursa dng ood composition
well done Thanks for sharing

Hi John,

very nice shot with excellent colors and POV.



Hello John,
A lovely view and superb details!
I like the strong diagonal in the composition, framing the view to ships and islands in the back...
Great clarity in colours!
Pablo -

WOW, I love this! The stark contrasting whites and blues of Greece with those three splashes of orange. Great shot!

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-07-19 3:05]

Hi John...
Again a wonderful job!
Very, very nice pictures, good sharpness and details.
Congratulations, George

Hi John,

A little late than never! I'm glad my photos had an impact on you and that you're enjoying them so far! However, I must admit that this one in particular is almost as good as mine! (^_^) Beautifully captured with the traditional Greek Island mood!

Well done, my Dutch Friend

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2007-09-08 15:35]

Hi John,
I thought I had already complimented this one . . . razor sharp in the foreground, and a pleasant haze on the horizon . . . ships anchored in a magical place. A mesmerizing shot!

What can I add besides that Santorini looks like a paradise, with all the blue and white plus all the other bright colourful details, as someone has said before - it looks timeless!
Great view over the bay and the vulcano and very nice angle :)

  • lisapw1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 102 N: 1602] (8893)
  • [2008-01-12 19:15]
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This is a beautiful scene of Greece! I feel like I am on the balcony overlooking the beautiful sea. The blues and whites in Greece are like no other! Breathtaking!

regards, Lisa

by the way, My cousin, Vassilis (VSinopoulos)introduced me to TL this Christmas while visiting in the U.S. He is a wonderful man with a very kind heart!

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