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Zierikzee, a former Mennonite town

Zierikzee, a  former Mennonite town
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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: 2008-03-06
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Canon EFS18-55, B-W UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-12 8:51
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
TL we are again in Zierikzee

A town on the island of Schouwen-Duiveland in the Dutch province of Zeeland (1947 pop. 6,964, with 13 Mennonites; 2001 pop. 10,313), was formerly the seat of a Mennonite congregation (something I did not know )

The early history of the Mennonites begins with the Anabaptists in the German and Dutch-speaking parts of central Europe.

Due to all sorts of circumstances , Mennonites started to immigrate several hundreds of years ago to the US.

Than, somehow from the Mennonites a separation group of Mennonites formed a new group: The Amish, .

They have basics in common .. like living plain ..no TV..Cars..alcohol and they strongly respect the Lord

For myself I have seen the movie years ago: Witness !
About an Amish community.
Starring Kelly Mac Gillis and Harrison Ford

That movie had a great impact on me ..showing a total new world I did not know off.

A movie I still can recommend , also.. I was surprised the sort of old German they spoke among
them selves, I could clearly understand.

But back to Zierikzee Folks
My advice .. ad this Town in your 'to do list while in Holland ' under Dordrect and Delft .. and moore..

Thanks and have a good weekend Folks

John T

When I do good, I feel good;
when I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

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Interesting shot, I love the crop with the opening on the right. Great sharpness, and effective frame
well done,

Ave John!
I'm the first one! (Oh, no... the second...)
Interesting note, and shot as usual!
Ciao, Antonella

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-04-12 8:58]
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Lovley John. I love history of any kind and I am learning such interesting historical things, here on TL. I did not know any of the information in your notes, as to origins. I like the crop you have used with the beautiful arch perfect to view the work inside. Ok added to my wish list. Thanks for this wonderful glimpse.
Warm Regards

An interesting pov good details and a great note. TFS

Bonjour Mr J. ;OD
Beautiful strengthened entry slightly shifted which makes it possible to foresee the interior of the city.
You chose a very good angle of POV. The colors and the light are very natural.
Cheer also for your note, I know the movie but not the history of the beginners of the Amish community, thank you.
Amitiés mon cher John

Hi John, great picture and very interesting note about Mennonites. This is a place I'd like to visit some day.
Not only did a lot of Mennonites immigrate to the U.S., but also many many to Canada. I am the product of two Mennonite parents both of whom immigrated to Canada with thier families in the 1920's - they came from what is now Ukraine. Both were very young at the time but have strong recollections of the journey.

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-04-12 9:43]
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Hallo John,
Yesss...!!! De Noordhavenpoort met het wapen van Zierikzee als fraai detail.
Pràchtige foto met een mooie heldere blik op de binnenplaats van deze poort.
Heb je het zwaard van Mondragon op de torenspits van deze poort ontdekt? Op 2 juli 1576 viel hij de stad binnen tijdens het Spaanse Beleg.
Groet uit Schouwen,

hi john, neat shot! looks very medieval, like an entrance to a castle, wonderful post,

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2008-04-12 10:29]

Laat me beginnen met het "slechte nieuws", John: hij staat scheef... niet veel, maar toch, je kent me: ik zie dat direct. Je zou 'm iets twz moeten draaien.
Scherpte, saturatie en intensiteit zitten goed, het standpunt is ok: je legt wel de nadruk op die heerlijk gekleurde luiken en deuren - die me overigens aan de serie 'Floris' met Rutger Hauer doen denken ;o).

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-04-12 10:32]

Zeer strak werk john,alleen de letters in het frame vind ik een beetje te groot naar mijn smaak.
Maar kein geloel(Ernst happel),gewoon goe werk.

Beautiful capture.
Love the composition here.
The sidewalk line leading to the door makes you eyes move there all the time.
Love this

Hello John,
After looking at this shot, and few shots from Dordecht and Leiden...I feel like I missed to see a lot when I was there.
Beautiful little towns with so much history and architecture.
Very nice POV and tight crop. TFS

Beautiful archtectural image.

Heel erg mooi John en fijn dat we weer wat erbij hebben geleerd.
Dat oude duits viel mij ook op in die film.

Lovely image of this old entrance to the town!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-04-12 13:10]

Hola John,
esplendido disparo,
interesante nota y agradable pov.y dof...
saludos amigo.

Lovely and really nice capture of this shot.
Love the earthy/warm tones.
Nice ambience, lights and composition.
Thank you for the lesson Johnny
Cucurucu :-)

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-04-12 15:52]
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Hi John
Real nice capure here. I dont know how you got the time for it, walking around doing photos. My dear friend, my dear mentor - you dont have the time for it, you have to work, it simple can be right that you lovely wife have to do all the work while you are taking photos.
Have I made my self clear????
Good job my friend, real good motive, excellent light, well composed, you have once again done very well.
By the way, The Jewell will arive in Copenhagen the 19. of May, I will be on board tjekking the documents, the pasport to make sure that everything are oK.
I will give them regards from mr. Tulip.
The very best greetings from
Your friend in Denmark

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-04-12 17:41]

Hi John
I add to John's recommendation on the Harrison Ford movie. Amish communities dot the Midwestern United States and are well worth the visit.
Well composed image - like the texture of the brick and the pilons leading the eye to the arch.


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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-04-13 0:20]

Kalimera John
I like all those curves and geometry unrolled in this great composition and the POV you have used
Well done

Hoi John
Toppie toppie
Machtige shot en ogen worden de poort ingezogen :-)
Rob en de gang :-)

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-04-13 4:10]

hello John

Very nicely done with curves from lower right corner and archway gate, well done in this pov. The color texture is pleasant, decorated with windows. Great work.

tfs, bill

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-04-13 4:33]

Hi John,
Perspective and point of view interesting for the photograph. Good crop. The note is interesting too. Have a good day my friend

Hi John,

I added this town in my list for next visit in Holland, this image convinced me. :-)
Very good composition, POV and clarity in your photo, also the colors are great. TFS

Greetings from Bodensee,

A very interesting picture John. The detail is excellent and I like the colour contrast between the old stone walls of the entrance and the newer paving stones, frame left. A very interesting note as well. I too enjoyed 'Witness', a top film I reckon, with excellent performances from Kelly MacGillis and Harrison Ford.
Thanks, and good Luck!

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-04-13 10:13]

Interesting place, nice advertising, yes, it certainly looks worth a trip.

The view is great also though the gate is also the light good balanced.
Very good framed from a good POV.
Do not let you cat to hear only one style of music!-:))
Have a nice evening.

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  • logios Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 27 N: 279] (1870)
  • [2008-04-13 11:14]

Hi Yiannis

Excellent architecture in this great picture. Light and POV are amazing. Very useful your notes for Mennonites as well. Sure , I have many places to visit the second time I will come in Netherlands.

A good POV John, perhaps a wee bit more of a crop to get rid of that corner top left. Good colour and lovely texture in the stonework. A run through normal 'sharpen' in PSP would bring out the textures even more. TFS,

Hi John
Nice clear colors and light in this one. I guess that the framing is very Dutch :-) (Hans S. has one almost like this one).

Hi John! Speaking of old german: we have a quite large population of Hutterites around us - similar in their doctrines and language. I too get a kick out of listening to them, since I understand most of the old low german they speak.
Now to the picture: it's intriguing to figure out what is around the bend. I surmise maybe helpers to keep innocent bystanders from walking into your shot? Just kidding.

Hola John.
Estupenda perspectiva que deja a la vista la entrada a esta ciudad de apariencia tan antigua.
Saludos, JL.

PD. He visto la película que comentas. Muy buena.

the sentence of Lincoln.. is really cool!!
about the movie "Witness".. i recall it really well.. as you.. it was a revelation!!
wonderful note.. and wonderful shot!! i like it both!!.. a good crop.. i like light you have taken.. and all these details.. everything so interesting.. thanks
ciao Marco

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-04-13 20:28]

Hi John,

A beautiful shot, I like the composition here, very nice curve of the "stones", great textures and details, well captured,

Have a nice day,

nice shot John.......tfs
best regards

Hi John.
prachtige doorkijk in dit oude plaatsje. De moeite waard ook om er te gaan kijken. je maakt niet alleen prachtige opname maar verkoop nederland op zo'n manier ook nog eens er goed.
gr Frans

Is this your castle John?? My what a nice place you live! I love the stonework here, nice exposure. The opening leads your eye right into your home! Very nice!
ps:....do you keep your wife in the tower?

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-04-14 6:59]

I will have to show this to my mennonite friend :) Also, I'd like to see the movie. A beautiful picture! Very nice pov. An intesting place! TFS

Hi there John!
I love the composition here! great framing too!

Ollie DLC

Merhaba John,
Derinlik ve ışık güzel kullanılmış...
Güzel bir çekim olmuş. Eline sağlık.
Selam,sevgiler Arkadaşım...
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-04-15 1:54]

Hello John,
Beautiful shot , great details and lightning.
I love it. Look like entrance of castle and I fail to keep a appointement whit Lancelot...:o)))))
Gorgeous frame .
Thank my friend

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-04-15 3:24]

Hi John

Good graphiam of the guard rails, that somewhat resemble chess pieces. Superb colour, with excellent sharpness. Tfs!

hello JT,

interesting shot of this entrance.. wonderful sharpness and detail.. well seen and taken.. tfs..

regards, terry

Selam John,
Excellent graphism, nice texture of stone wall.
Selahattin E

Excellent view of the arched entrance. Love the composition with the black posts guiding the eye along the road. Excellent DOF and light!
Best regards,
Diana ** :)

Hoi John.
Uitstekende perspectief en samenstelling. Kijkt als een zeer aardige plaats. Goede baan in het vangen van en het voorstellen van het goed-Gedaan mijn vriend.

ook heel mooi je bent al beroeps denk ik groetjes aan yolandeke stuur nog es een foto van jullie!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-04-17 9:16]

ciao john..grande composizione...veramente molto bella....come ti dicevo...quando venite giu a roma va benissimo incontrarci almeno andiamo a fare un po di foto insieme...vi aspetto..

Hoi John,
Prachtige compositie weer, zo met die lijnen. Technisch uiteraard weer van hoge klasse met een goede note.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-04-17 11:53]

Hello John,
Great POV and a fantastic capture with all those flags giging the look into (and out) the castle. Fantastic colour and detail and a great light and sharpness inside it.
A very good work (as allways you do).
My regards, jmb

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-04-18 1:12]

Hallo John
Zierikzee promotion.
Mooie perspectief compositie.
Gr Jos

Hello John!

Great composition and PP! TFS.

Hallo John,
Eerst je verhaal 2 keer gelezen met veel belangstelling.Over de Amish heb ik wel gelezen en ook de film gezien.Van Mennonite in Zeeland weet ik ook niets,maar ik ga het eens uitzoeken.Lijkt mij intressant.
Nu over je foto; in een woord,'n plaatje!
Je bent zo maar terug in de Middeleeuwen.
Zeeland staat op mijn verlanglijstje,maar of ik ooit zulke foto's kan maken :) ??
Bedankt John en groetjes,

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  • Tizio Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 3] (191)
  • [2008-05-10 6:56]

Hi, nice picture! I know the place, it's very beautiful out there.Beautiful places make beautiful composition ;-)
ciao tizio

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