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Hello from Canada

Hello from Canada
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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: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-27
Categories: Friends/Family
Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon L series..EF 24-105 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/13 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites I, Photos of my favorite photographers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-30 9:42
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 88
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Hello from Canada

Dear TL friends , a quick update...Arrived in once piece last Monday in Montreal..the second day we had a beautiful white winter scene and Wednesday I was picked up by my good friend Luc (bus) to set sail to Toronto where we had the great pleasure to meet Vandana2923 (already she posted a nice photo of this TL encounter) and there was the charming TL *Silke* who was so kind in showing us some parts of Toronto we would never have found on our own.
Also Silke did her nice part in posting 'us'

Thanks Silke and it was such a pleasure meeting you (and Roy) in real.

Of course in the coming time more about our trip ^_^
Here a shot (left to right) of *Vandana2923* *LucBus*
and *Silke*

Thanks for your pop-in Folks
and regards

John T

*******Tempus Fugit , even here*****

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-12-30 9:48]

Hi John,
looks like you are having a great time in Canada... whish I could have been there, but some one needs to work ;-).
Wonderful group shot, very nice details... they are loaded with equipment.
TFS..and enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Happy New Year.

happy new year John :)
excellent photo of TL frens
i like the PP i think it works with this happy photo :)

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-12-30 10:19]

So glad to see that you got back in one piece, John.
I am so sorry that family obligations prevented me from continuing on with you. If you really are coming back in the summer, I will even take time off from work to join you. I could use some lessons too, you know!
Thanks for sharing this photo of the three of us

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2006-12-30 10:21]

Hello John

I can see youre in good company (news travel fast on TrekLens). Nice shot of peoples having a great time.



It looks cold but they are for sure having fun.
Hope 2007 is a great year for you and the family.

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2006-12-30 11:09]

Hi John...
Looks like you guys are having so much fun.
This is a great TL shot!
Enjoy your trip...


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-30 11:38]

Hi John,
This was a great pleasure to be all together and be surrounded by great and beautiful girls on this photo.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-12-30 12:08]

Looks you were having wonderful time. Wish I could manage to come. Promise to come here so soon.
Beautiful shot with nice colors & mood. Well done.

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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-12-30 13:44]

Hi John

Nice group portrait. Wish I was there :-)
Happy new year to all of you

Nice 'Family' portrait, John.
Very happy shot. thanks fot sharing.

Hi John,

Looks like you're having a great time! Three TL members in one photo! Like I said to Luc, I was jealous after the call because I wanted to be there too!
I like the PP work you did to smooth out the background!

All the best for 2007!

Well done & TFS
ps. Great to meet Silke too!

here is a photograph which gives an outline of happiness that have the TL members to find. I like the vague background and the smile of our virtual for me but so real friends thanks to your photography.

Relaxe well between two meetings of photographs, the time shift, I know it is difficult.

TFS. Large kisses my friend

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-12-30 22:48]

Hello! Bonjour! Kia ora! Good to see you all and I must look up the other's photos.
You shot them well my Dutch friend, and I hope the rest of your holidday goes well for yo.
Have a happy NY and I'll see you next year - it's 2007 in 7 hours and 10 minutes in NZ.

Hello from Greece my friend.
You have here a very good focused image in a happy momment.
I wish you for 2007 more happy momments.

Hello, John,
from the expressions on their faces I can see that you are having great time :) A very well caught moment! And your frames - they always impress me. At first I saw the leaf in the upper part of the frame, then I also noticed the line in the lower right part - did you crop the photo to get the line just in place ;) (thumbs up)
Best regards to your family in Montreal and have a nice New Year!

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-12-31 1:48]

nice capture John. i like the effect on the BG. Happy New Year! Tfs


Hi John
Looks like you guys are having fun there in Canada
Have an Amstel and send me the account! great one!

Hi John,
A meeting of TL friends! That is really nice, I had no idea these encounters took place.
Nice friendly photo...I like the blurred BG.
Happy New Year

Hi John beautiful photo of friendship and auguries, I wish a splendid 2007 for you, ciao Silvio

Adorable crew there! Someday I will come and meet you all! Waiting for my ship to come in! Great shot!

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-12-31 4:42]

Allen zijn vriendelijke liefhebbers!

hello john!!
great group portrait, i glad to see TL members.
really beautiful.


Hello John!

Boy! You like to travel in Canada (^_^). An eight hour drive to Nigara Falls in winter. Pretty impressive! Very nice souvenir shot. Those three trademarks smiles together are really coool. Good idea to blurr the BG.

Hope to see you again on the 5th. (*_^). I will be on duty, so I might be stuck here....


Hello John,

Group of the heavy in picture, big visual,
beautiful meeting of John, Luc, Vandana and Silke.
I imagine what had fun and as material has to show.
Congratulations for this event.



Hello John,
This is a very nice group portrait :-) I like to see these people with their camera, this is so cool! I wish you a Happy New Year and many, many more pictures in 2007. Take care and see you soon ;)

Hello John,

Just an excellent Photo perfec colors Bg POV well done on framing and effect nots great

TFS Kyle

A nice photographers meeting.



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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-12-31 14:50]

Hallo John,
ein klasse Bild mit schönen Farben und Details.
Schöne Grüsse
Schöne Grüße.

Alles Gute für das neue 2007 Jahr wünsche ich und deiner Familie.

Lovely image John, delightful softness about it and the colour and clarity exceptional. TFS,

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-12-31 17:38]
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Hi John,
Good to see that you guys had a gret time in my town! I see that Silke took you guys to University of Toronto campus, one of my favourite places to photograph, as you would have seen in my TL gallery. Unfortunately no snow here yet, it would have been much nicer with the snow.

Johnny this is soo nice. Great shooting here and we are all well placed. Thanks dear friend and I learned so much these days,
also a lot about true friends! Hug

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-01-01 4:18]

WOW John..it certainly looks cold over there!!!..you need to have chistmas and new year in the SUN !

Great to read that you have caught up with Luc again.. he just looks such a "hard case".. full of fun and laughter.. and also Vandana and Silke..well done to you for making some more TL friends.

I have been away for 3 days.. short trip, trying out our new Motorhome.. was great fun!

Happy New Year to you.

Kindest regards

Hi John,
You must have had a good time together with Luc, Vandana and Silke! Wonderful TL shot. I had this week a Tukkerse TL-meeting with Marcel and Janneke in Enschede, not so far away as you, but also very nice. You posting is (again) a tribute to TL! Excellent capture of your (our)TL-friends! I'm, looking foreward to a Dutch TL-meeting to learn you even better. Have fun in Canada, take care on 'oudejaarsavond' and a healty 2007 for you and all you loved ones!

:) Later...

Hi John - Again, this is a nice composition of your (our) smiling TL friends in a bleak wintery environment. The colours seem a bit overexposed but it adds to the wintery feeling. It must have been a bright day indeed, in your hearts as well. - Cheers, Cordelia :)

Nice company. Super meeting.
Hello from Warszawa.
trzymaj sie cieplo.

Hello John,
Seems like they are having a good time!
And as alway I'm impressed how profesional they look, carrying loads of equipment...
A nice shot with great colours!
Pablo -

Hi John,
so nice and funny shot..happy new year to you too my friend:)
best wishes

Happy looking crowd, John. Just turn and shoot - can tell with motion blur going on. I like those kind of pics. Gotta catch up to the rest of the gang in the next few days....

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-01-09 20:32]

Very interesting that way you put people in evidence. Very nice point of view. TFS !

Good company ! :-)

Hi JohnT!
Great shot as always , makes me smile just looking at it, I can see just how much fun you all were having! TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments and smilie on my photo " Amazing Sunrise My 100th Post! :o) "

nice expression from models, thay look so happy. very nice blur effect on background.
nice colors too, very clear image.


Heerlijk moment John. Was ik er maar bij geweest , alhoewel mijn Parijs kerst was zalig. Doei

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-02-15 21:03]

A beautiful friendly looking picture! love the smiles and good pp work. cool frame. TFS

Nou moest ik toch even kijken of jij ook een foto had van Silke - deze dus?
Leuk en TFS
Probleem, een uur geleden kreeg ik smileys en die zijn nu al op?!

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