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Vassilis and Tanya have arrived!

Vassilis and Tanya have arrived!
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-08
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8-4, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): TL LowLands meet - September 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-08 7:56
Viewed: 2355
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vassilis and Tanya have arrived!

A nice meeting today. At half past twelve our TL-friend Vassilis [vsinopoulos] arrived at Schiphol Airport together with his lovely wife Tanya. John Tulip and the Green Baron were there to welcome them. After a warm handshake and a Greek hug we had a short time together with. In this WS you find the first group picture. Our TL-meeting will be continued tomorrow; I and probably John too, will keep you informed.

Also spoke with Vandana [vandana2923] who was ready to pack her bags for her journey. From here I wish the "Mother of my D70s" a save trip and a happy landing. In the second WS you find my wish in an image.

I was struggling which picture to post, the landing aircraft or the one of our arriving friends. I chose the last one, in particular, because the moment Vassilis and Tanya arrive in the airport lounge at the same time a happy family is apparently reunited. Look at the happy faces and how Vassilis smiles to the scene.

BTW Vassilis is the man with the blue clothing while tugging his trolley. Behind our TL-friend his wife Tanya. Striking is our friend is carrying the large suitcase, probably with the contents of Tanya “just-one-week-away" bits and pieces e.g. dairy book, make-up, fresh socks, toothbrush, kitchen sink...and all other kind of (unnecessary) woman’s stuff. Tanya is carrying the man’s bag two clean pieces of underwear, two pairs of socks, a fresh new shirt and a photo camera, a real one: Nikon! More you don't need for a week, don't you?! :-)

Have a great weekend my friends. I will spend this week together with my TL-pals. Ten days no Schiphol Airport...although tomorrow I’ll be there to meet Vandana, but that’s fun on the work spot!

NB: the date in the frame is wrong. It must be September 8th of course. Sleepy again Baron? .....Yeahhh!

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Bonjour happy Hansie,
a great event on TL which begins.
If we see very merry Vassilis and Tanya, I also like to see the same thing all around them for the families which find themselves.
Even the colors seem to want to take part in their manner with the festivity, the yellow of the traffic signs being reflected on the ceiling and the red of the two suitcases of the family which throw in the arms the ones of the others.
Thanks also for the beautiful workshops

Let us sing all together :
Oh happy day
(Oh happy day)
Oh happy day
(Oh happy day)

Good moment for you all, your friend

Wonderfull work Hans
Glad you did not forget to take the camera
Well friend our week has started
I dropped them off in there temporary home and in 20 mins we pick um up again to have (GREEK) dinner (*__*)
Great shooting here and see you tomorrow 11 am
Greets from The Hague\

Great happy capture! Cannot wait for more. Have tons of fun and bring us tons of pics. TFS

:-) very nice to see our fellow TL-ers come to visit our country and you have captured the "action" here Hans.
I'm glad you chose to post this image. I like this one and I bet that Vassilis and Tanya felt very welcome.
I sure hope you guys will have a wonderful week! Go for it!


It is nice to see that a place like trek lens is making people meet ans share some time together. Hope that you a have a great time in Netherlands and hope to see the photos resulting of this TL meeting soon.

Have a nice week!

Hello Hans !

A lot of interesting elements to look at here !
1) The overall l;ayout of the lobby with the bright yellow. The light is well balanced ,a nd the DOF is excellent despite the minimal light.
2) The entire family on the left is eye-catching with these big hugs. Even Vassilis is attracted by this flow of love.
3) Good idea to keep the WELCOME banner at the far right.

I wish you a lot of fun together ! Big hug from Canada!

Martine & Robert

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-09-08 13:42]

Hey Hans...
you all must be so excited...
enjoy great airport shot.. that little boy (not in your party)
he looks just so happy to great his guest!
also took a look at the Ws... cool... enjoy your visitors...

Date.. .not biggie... we all make mistakes... did not even notice it! :) but that is me....


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-09-08 14:17]

Thanks for sharing this moment with us, Hans. I'm sorry I couldn't be there myself today and tomorrow...
I'm glad you chose this one for posting, for the same reasons you describe in the note...
Enjoy yourselves!

Hi Hans :o)
Nice note ! You are a great writer :o) The 'top' of meeting is giving by Vassilis and his wife ... certainly a strong week will follow ! Enjoy it a lot my friends :o)

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-09-08 16:52]

Hi Hansie, I think you will be in for a very busy week.... what a great photo of the arriving passengers... nice to see Vassilis and Tanya..(and also included the other happy family), that lady looks like she is wiping the tears!!..that would be me, emotional places airports.

Love the photo of John and V and T, in the workshop.. I see John is telling how BIG his lens is.. ha ha ha.

Well done my friend, and do have lots and lots of fun.


Image réel d'émotion bien rendu par la position de la pose et la distance. Couleurs réel et naturels sans artifices, super.. Réal.

Nice Capture GB... Great colors.. Im also curious of what do you mean the mother of my d70s..



Hi Hans,
I wish you fantastic days together - I'm sure also John will be with you - another good friend of Vassilis.
I like the lovely shot, the smiling faces, very nice.
I'm also just back from a short visit at our own airport here in Memmingen.
It just opened a few months ago and they are proud to say it's the highest airport in Germany - and I think also the smallest, haha.
But they don't fly to NL, sorry.
So by best greetings to you all, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-09-09 4:09]

Een betere impressie van de aankomsthal Kun je gewoon niet maken Hans!

Hallo Hans..
ganz gute idei and super POV!
Gute arbait meine freund..
Ich komm auch?;-D

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-09-09 8:53]

Great capture, Hnas!
Good to know that the first guests have arrived safely.
Please say hello to them for me
Great composition, colours and details and superb photojournalism

Hi Hans!

Under different circumstances, Helen & I should have been in that photo too! :(( Next time I guess...

This photo remends me when John & Yolanda arrived at Athens Airport and we greeted them!
I hope you all have a great time together and post lots of photos for us too see, including the beautiful Vandana! (^_-)


Wonderful. Lovely surprise capture.
Nice to meet friends :-).
Have an excellent meet :-).

Hi Hans,

Not your best here, but it's about the message. And you make up for it with a fine picture in the workshop!! You don't get that close to the runway anymore these days. When and from where did you take this workshop shot?!

Greetings! Dennis

Nice welcome. Greeting to your friends
Best wishes,

Soon, very soon, I will have a TL meeting in Niagra Falls! I can't wait! I love this pic! nice colors! A great natural catch on this moment! Very nice shot Hansie! and yes, us girls NEED all that unnecessary stuff to keep you boys under our spell!

It's great that you've all been able to meet like this and put faces in front of the photos. It's encouragement for us to do something like that here. Well done.


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-09-10 9:53]

Hallo Hans
Dit is Schipho; zoals Schiphol moet zijn.
Mooi de situatie weer gegeven.
Gr Jos

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-09-10 10:26]

Hello Hans,

An excellent presentation of those moments which brings joy. Nice airport shot with excellent placement and vivid colors. Well done my friend.

Thanks for sharing this moment with us and I hope you will have a nice time with Vassilis and Tanya.

Very good Hans! I like the lighting, color & sharpness! Hope all are having a great time. :} Don

Hello Hans,

We wish to thank you for your warm welcome and all the efforts you made to assist John to make our visit so wonderful. I know it took a lot of effort, but you were always helping us every moment.
Wonderful shot and great workshops!
A big Thank you!!!
Vassilis & Tanya

This is such a great photo for so many reasons. I can see the excitement of your friends as they arrive for their meeting. Also all the joy of the other people in the airport greeting family and friends with great hugs and smiles. Its a joyfilled photo and so wonderful to look at. Great choice and a great shot. TFS

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