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Searching for warmth

Searching for warmth
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Copyright: jan korbee (korbee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-06
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-14 6:59
Viewed: 1287
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Almost invisible in the deep orange sunlight in the late december afternoon,the old lady is wondering around the old pictoresque harbour of Spaarndam.
Probably making a choise where to have a nice drink
inside,and a welcome break of the cool temperatures.
Her husband was already inside.....

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Hello Jan,a beautiful light so typical of winter.We know that it is cold and yet the colours that are enhanced by the sunshine are warm.Your title is spot-on.
A lovely composition.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-12-14 7:29]

Hi Jan,
This is December in Netherlands? Here in Toronto it is cold, dark, cloudy, and icey. - very depressing. Great photo.

Hi Jan,
Very nice calm and peaceful daily life scene in this town. Clarity, sharpness and the orange colour of sunlight are amazing, fantastic view. The reflections on the water add more impact to the shot. Great job, TFS!

This is a nice 'warm' scene - at least lightwise!! Nicely saturated image and I like the compo..
Nice scene Jan.


Hi Jan,
Erg mooi van kleur en licht !
Mooie compositie zo met die huizen erachter (met spiegeling). Lekker veel diepte in de plaat.

Nice reflections and light....

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-12-14 9:34]

Hi Jan,
congratulations.I liked beautiful lightness and reflections.TFS.Necla.

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2008-12-14 9:36]

Hi Jan!

Impressive clarity and sharpness! good lightning...great shot!



Hi Jan
great work
I like this view of the little river
sun light gives a wonderful effect to the photo

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-12-14 9:55]

Hi Jan
Superb POV and composition (perfect the angle of water); fantastic warm colours and sharpness (amazing reflections); a great light and contraste. A beautiful photo very well presente and with a great mood.
Congrats, mb

Hallo Jan.
Topshot.! Complements.! Bravo.!
Wow what een pracht foto is dat geworden.
Ophangen in het gemeente huis. (tegen een behoorlijke vergoeding uiteraard).
Trowens ik denk dat ze die ook in die kroeg wel willen hebben.
Grote Klasse, Jantje.

Hi Jan,
a place with the most wonderful colours I can imagine, the sunlight seems to be so warm - even in wintertimes.
I love the architecture in your country so much, also the water everywhere. Always such a nice reflection, very well done, thanks and groetjes
Sabine - wishnugaruda

With all the light bathing the image you wouldn't say that this is December in the Netherlands, if it weren't for the lady's clothing, it looks more like late fall day...but leaving my amazement aside, this is one hell of a shot Jan, in a very classy presentation! It was both a pleasure looking at the image and reading your interpretation of it!

ciao Jan.. how are u?.. i have just finished my relocation in Pesaro!.. i'm destroyed! ;))
a wonderful mirror effect here.. with a lovely light.. scene and composition are great.. and your note is funny.. thanks
ciao Marco

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  • deva Gold Star Critiquer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 102] (1008)
  • [2008-12-14 16:39]

Hello Jan,
Nice, calm and peaceful...I love the style and the warm colors. Days like this one are gone for us, but will return soon!
Have a good week,

hi jan, wonderful light as always captured so well, great colors and fine overall sharpness,
have a good day!

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2008-12-14 19:41]

Nice autumn pic to warm us up compared to our recent winter blast. Nice warm tones here. The canal walls lead the eye to the back. Nice reflection touch too. TFS. Karin

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-12-14 20:58]

This lighting and the colors are beautiful, and such a lovely place! Very nice reflections. TFS

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-12-14 23:18]

Hola Jan,
perfecto trabajo,
reflejos colores y fino pov...
saludos amigo.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-12-14 23:23]

Hi Jan...
Beautiful shot with nice colors, composition...
Beautiful postcard...

Wat een prachtig licht Jan!

Inderdaad de kou zie je niet af aan deze foto, prachtig stuke Nederland - hoop dat je ook even naar binnen bent gegaan om op te warmen.


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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2008-12-15 1:55]

Hallo Jan,

Prachtig dit licht, duidelijk winter. deze dagen zijn jammergenoeg schaars maar als ze er zijn....
Mooi vastgelegd, prima compositie, helder, kleurrijk, scherp en ook nog de reflexie. Genoeg te zien en daarna naar binnen voor iets heel warms!

Groetjes, Marga

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  • Tezza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
  • [2008-12-15 3:48]

The reflections add (as they often do in your shots) so much to the overall presentation. The warm colours on a cold day, although seemingly contradictory, feel just right. Your composition is impeccable.

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-12-15 5:25]

ciao jan..grande lavoro..bellissimo riflesso..pov interessante..bella composizione..complimenit

Hello Jan,

The clarity is amazing!
What a wonderful, sunny day for December! We were shivering in a blizzard on this particular day!
The canal bank, with its receding line of trees, leads very nicely towards the picturesque, orange-roofed houses, but not so quickly that we can't enjoy the cafe and the lady along the way.
The refections are an added bonus.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Quite calm and serene this place, no cars, very few people and a pictoresque quay to walk by. you depicted everything in a masterly way: the beauty of the houses, of the reflections into the water, the light that lits the trees and the cafè, all seem so natural, everything in its own place. An apparent simple composition which is like a precious jewel.

Hi JAn
Your gallery is full of High quality and artfull shots. Congratulation.
Fantastic lighting and color balance in this image, Excellent clarity and POV.
Regards, Alireza.

Hi Jan
What a wonderful place
Great perspective and colors
Nice reflections
Have a nice days

A good picture with deep saturated colors.It transmits the atmosphere of this place. Thanks for sharing

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-12-16 8:04]
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Tja, wat kan ik hier nog aan toevoegen Jan.....?
Ècht een TOPplaat!
Wat een schitterende kleuren en dat licht.....schitterend!

Groet uit Schouwen,

Hallo jan.
Ook deze mag er wezen. Zeer sterk met die driehoek compositie. Ook de lichtinval is er mooi.
knap werk
Gr Frans

Hi Jan, superb composition with fantastic reflections, great perspective on splendid architecture, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bom dia Jan
A wonderful and warm composition. The light is superb and very good worked.
I really like it.
Merry Christmas

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-12-18 3:57]

Hi jan

Wonderful reflections in the tranquil water, with superb colour & sharpness. Good warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky/water, & amber light on the trees. Excellent sharpness, too. Tfs!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-12-18 3:59]


superbe vue, quel reflet, quel cadrage, fantastique, ces douces couleurs, cett ambaince calme, superbe.

bravo et amitié


Hi Jan,
Beautiful picture niclely composed and presented,
Excellent POV. and DOF. well presented with great colors and sharpness, beautiful place and all is lovely...

Hello Jan
Wonderful fantastic colours, light and a superb contrast...

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-12-20 16:03]

Hi Jn, really a beautiful composition, excellent perspective and amazing warm light.
Reflection and colours are fine too.
Great work my friend!
Ciao, cinzia

Hi Jan,
Very very beautiful photo,good composed,very sharp.
Best regards,

  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-12-31 0:07]

Hello Jan
The thumbnail jumped out at me. And after Hans telling me so much about the Netherlands I am certainly intrigued with this attractive town.
This is a well composed image, good colours and sharp details. And I like the low sunlight leaving long shadows too.

Hello, Jan -
Wonderful image - the POV let's the bank of the canal and the line of trees lead the eye through the frame. The houses to the left are perfectly reflected in the glassy surface of the water. Warm natural colors brought out by the angle of the sun.

It looks warm yet so cool. Another excellent composition from you Jan!

Lovely shot using the beautiful late afternoon sun. Lovely colours and reflections. Very good composition and balance. TFS
warm regards

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-15 14:38]

Hello Jan.
Nice scenery here presented. Well managed point of view.
Great light you had there.
Interesting perspective.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

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