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North Sea ..The Hague ..my Town

North Sea ..The Hague ..my 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: 2006-02-27
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Action
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tamron Di 2 Af 18-200mm + Macro, 62 mm Uv Filter
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favorites I, Yachts, boats, sailing ... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-27 12:22
Viewed: 3675
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 94
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Nort Sea .. The Hague ! ( my Town )
Port of subburb ' Scheveningen'

This photo my friends is still 'hot from the oven'
Taken a few hours ago in the Harbour of Scheveningen .. a Subburb of my town *The Hague*
This harbour is used for a Ferry service to Great Brittain.. leisure sailing boats .. seafishing tours for sprortfishing and the professional fishing fleet for Herring Cod and Mackerel.

My Mother(85) is staying with us for a week .. she lives 50 miles away (80 KM) and to give her a treat I drove to the coast ..boulevard and harbour.

Wheather was so nice..I even asked myself why show so many photo's from other countries
while its also right under my nose...(^___^)

I enhenced the colour and brightness a little with my new Corel Paint Shop Pro X (10)
Thanks for popping in Folks

John T


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  • torr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 50 N: 81] (1767)
  • [2006-02-27 12:23]

wonderful shot.
I wonder what ps you did to make it so bright?
Tell us


Good one John, Love the exposure in this photo. Great colours and pleasant subject

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2006-02-27 12:35]

well that's awesome john! love these kind of ships!

for me the colours are perfect.

well done!


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-02-27 12:41]

Wow John, this is a superb photo,
these sail boats are gorgeous and I like your composition with the peer on the left side and the tail of the red boat on the right. Great sharpness and colors. Very well done my friend.

Hi John,

Excellent sailing photos, great action on such large vessels, well seen and nicely presented.



Good evening, John:)
Incredible post card image. So right in every shadow and light!
Very nice colours and a perfect composition!
Bravo and have a pieceful night, Karina:)

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 156 N: 602] (8359)
  • [2006-02-27 13:04]

Great shot John, postcard like quality.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi John,

Beautiful capture and well done on the composition.
Hey, F20? ;) :)


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-02-27 14:06]

Hi John,
Superb image. The light give to these boats much relief. And the sky is particularly beautiful. Cheer! Annie

This is stunning. It reminds me of pirates. There is a dramatic atmosphere. IT's one of your best.

Hi John,
so wonderful, I love those big ships and I'd like to go on a sailing tour with such a boat, that must be amazing. Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Wonderful Oom John. Good colours, reflections and pure skies :) We just had a wooden boat festival here in Launceston. Nothing as large as this but something I must take my camera along to next time it is held. Mainly hand built boats which have been recovered from various river bottoms and refurbished.
Enjoy Corel 10 ... or as I refer to it Paint Shop ... TFS
PS Many thanks for your comment on Old Man's Beard

Hoi John,
Erg mooie kleuren in deze foto. Het stukje boot op de voorgrond geeft een erg mooie diepte aan deze foto. Jammer dat het weer typisch Hollands weer was, en dat de grijze wolken in de achtergrond een beetje storen, maar lang niet genoeg voor een prima shot.

Hallo John.
Zeilschepen blijven altijd indrukwekkend en altijd om te fotograveren. Erg mooi gedaan.
groet Frans

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-02-27 15:33]

Ik vind die masten prachtig achter elkaar voor verwarring zorgen. Ik vermoed dat de bruine masten alleen op het tweede schip staan. Tja, van waterdingen heb ik dus geen verstand John.
Mooie startpunten uit de hoeken.
Wat is er toch veel veranderd sinds we hier begonnen John;het lijkt de buitenwereld, maar het zijn onze eigense ogen.
Veel plezier met moeder; ze zal er vast van genieten bij jullie.

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2006-02-27 15:33]

Ça donne le goût du voyage. Bien belle photo John. Les couleurs me plaisent particulièrement.

Great shot John, congratulations! This triangular composition is great here and the frame is really suitable. I suppose you have showed your city right, it's a pitty I saw only a Central Station... :(
Too bad you caught this pier on the left, but it is not that disturbing for the essence of harbour. Good work, TFS!

  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2006-02-27 16:10]

Ha John,

Back home again with a view on these rusty old ship in the Scheveningen harbour. Very good shot!
Some years ago I made a trip on the Oosterschelde. We left from that place towards Rotterdam.
Great experience. Only thing, there was no wind except for a storm at the end in Rotterdam.

Adegu mar leut et


Excellent posting, looks historic. The boats are nicely presented.


Hi Bro, this is fantastic! A real postcard!

Congrats for your new Corel PaintShop Pro

Great composition, colours, pov, dof, skies, etc :D


Sis :)

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-02-27 18:33]

Ok ok Mr Johnny.. so while I had to do very intensive
and hard work you where Joy-riding with Mommy and
made this great shot.. Well ok.. must say is super John! Well done

Great job John!
I thought it was taken a fifty years ago, when you were a young boy with these sailships..
Excellent composition, keeeping a bit of the boat in the right corner.

Wonderfull shot my captain! I can see the adventure dram in a so clear definition photo! Great compo!

One word...WOW! Impressive colors, crisp imagery and great POV. Another one for me to frame! TFS,

P.S. Waiting on pins and needles!!! For the news...when are ya coming down???? WHOOOHOOO!!! Haven't heard from Wil yet.

Beautiful shoy, John. I love your color treatment. The angle/perspective from which you shot the shios adds so much to the entire composition.

Great photo John.. Who parked your ship there? Can we come over for a trip... ha ha.. very well captured

a very nicely composed shot. good color and detail and great use of light.
wonderful city you live in.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2006-02-28 4:35]

Een mooie prent. Zo zuiver en niet alledaags te zien Dank

Hello John,

I like this picture very much!

Good colours,a perfect composition and, for me, an interesting subject too.


Beautiful capture of these great ships John. The colours, POV, composition, etc, etc are really impressive. The way that the mast rigging stands out is particularly interesting.

Hi John,

This is magnificent!!!
These ships remind me of pirates and Renaissance... :)
Fabtastic POV and razor sharp details. Lovely natural light. TFS photos of your beautiful country... :)
Well done, my friend!
Con (*_^)

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2006-02-28 9:45]

Well captured and nice soft colors. The lead in line works well John. B

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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-02-28 11:51]

Elvis... lovely photo... lovely colours, nice compo.. except for the wharf.. but bit hard not to get that into the shot...

You have a good day now...
Dolly P.

Fantastic shot John! Everything is perfect, the POV, colors, exposure etc. I was hoping to read that you finally found the ship for our trip! Alas!
Great work my Dutch friend,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-02-28 17:08]

Hi John,
this is a lovely composition, I like how you kept the crop to the important details. Nice sharpness and great colors. TFS.

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  • Klaud Gold Star Critiquer [C: 107 W: 5 N: 124] (1762)
  • [2006-02-28 18:47]

Wow Superb
great color, bubject and framing !

Fantastic colors here, John. Nice crop and composition too. One of your best, in my opinion!

Gayle :)

Nice to see something close to your home. Great view of this magnificant ship. Well done.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2006-03-02 15:19]

Beautiful capture John , the ropes are difficult to capture but you did ok here ..a nice comop !! very good work !!


Such a great image! Very stunning shot - I am sure it would look great on a chocolate box cover or even as a jigsaw puzzle. Great rflections in the water. Nice contrast between the sky and the rest of the elements. Very well done, John.

Dit is een hele lekkere prent, John. Goede foto. Goede compo en lekker strak gecropped. Hou ik van.



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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-03-05 9:19]
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Hi John, Istanbul calling :-)
point of view is very successfully. very good colors and framing. have a nice Sunday.

Hi John,

Very nice capture my friend, composition is very nice and detail is brilliant. Nice work

O John :)

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-03-10 10:26]

Nice shot of those sailboats, good lighting, and good DOF. A bit small maybe ?Thanks.


Lovely scenary and yes, some of the most beautiful things in life are near you, you just have to open your eyes and "see" them.

..And, CONGRATULATIONS for passing the 7,000 points mark!



very good shot - excellent colors & detils. tfs

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2006-03-19 12:01]

John this is one of your winning photo's!
Amazingly good. Did you already see the photo of Wallie? Are you ok ??

Hi There John,
Excelllent composition my friend.
These ships with cool blue sky looks awesome.Well Done my friend.TFS

Another GREAT one! I liked the portrait orientation to capture the complete ship....gives temptation to go out for sailing :) Vandana

I got a chance to look through your site and I just love your picks. This one is especially nice! I live in a port city and we love ships, boats etc down here in Houston. Great shot!

Hi John,

Featured favourites started today with one of your shots.
A great POV here and a nice reminder of your lovely pictures.

Have a nice Thanksgiving weekend - not that we celebrate it, but it's the thought that counts.


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