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Greeks in Holland

Greeks in Holland
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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: 2007-09-08
Categories: Decisive Moment, Friends/Family
Camera: Canon 400D Rebel XTi, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, B-W UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): TL LowLands meet - September 2007 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-09-08 16:26
Viewed: 2599
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Treklens we see here our dear friend Vassilis Sinolpoulos vsinopoulos
together with my wife Yolanda during dinner ( yes.. Greek :-)...)in Naaldwijk ..The Akropolis Restaurant

This morning I went to the Airport near Amsterdam ..
while drinking coffee and reading my newspaper, our friend and co-treklenser Hans*Greenbaron* showed up
Waiting for Vassilis and Tanya to land.. I promised Vandana2923 to give her a quick wake-up call ..(it was 5 am her time near Chicago) since she also had to catch a flight...

I passed the phone also to Hans.. and he wrote down her flight plan..she will land Sunday morning 11 am with a switch stop via London to Amstedam!

Meanwhile Vasilis and Tanya are nicely installed in The Hague .. the Kijkduin Park where Vandana also will spend the week.

Please see my Workshop for Tanya.. the very atractive wife of Vassilis. you see her together with my brother in law Jose .. from Arles - Provence in France who also arrived today to be part of the TL Jamboree :-)

Bye folks, its realy late and have to be on the Airport again tomorrow to welcome Vandana .. who is flying over the Atlantic right now..

**** !! S E E - W O R K S H O P -- P L E A S E !! ****


John T
"Friendship needs no words..."
-- Dag Hammarskjold.

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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 16:55]

Hi John, nice to see Yolanda and Vassilis here..I hope you ALL have a wonderful time together..

Please say hi from New Zealand...

Best wishes

thanks for sharing your wonderful time with your friends...
and Hello to Yolanda !

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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 17:37]

Hey John and his TL guests..
I really think this is really neat...
You would not have met w/out TL (see it is good)

Happy shot of your wife with Vassils... Love the Ws.. Have a great time and wish Vandana a great vacation from me!



so sorry this was posted at a comment... using a very new laptop.. not sure even how to get my photos on it...

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-09-08 19:11]

WOW! can just imagine the fun that is going to happen this week there. Great portraits. TFS

Nice looking people and friendly smiles. You guys will have lots of fun! Wish I was there.
For the pp work, may I suggest you use the magic wand on the outlines, then feather your selection about 5 pixels and use a soft brush set at low opacity (45%) to work the edges, then increase the strenght for the rest of the bg. Corrections with the history brush (if using Adobe 7). You could also use a small blur brush on the edges. Just a thought.
Check the WS for my portrait in my latest post to see what I mean.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-09-08 22:16]

Hi John

Nice dual portrait of Vassilis & your wife. The uncluttered black bg allows us to concentrate on the fg persons & the colours. Tfs!

Hoi John,
Greeks? I only see one, or is Yolanda from origine also Greek, you didn't told me...so that's you little secret :-)
Nice portrait my friend, very well framed and the black BG takes care the focus is on Vassilis and your wonderful wife Yolanda. Also the WS is quite nice my friend. I'm happy to have our friend over in the Netherlands. For sure we will have a great time.
CU in a few hours.

NB: Vandana's flight are running on time!

:) Later....

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-09-09 1:12]

merhaba John ;
verynice portraid and cap...selamlar

Hello John & Co,
Have a great time, guys!
And don't forget to post some images for the rest of us to see...
This is a fine double portrait of a great couple!
Pablo -

Hi John,
sure - you also meet Vassilis - I'm happy for you all, I guess you have a perfect time together. Thanks for the nice shot, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-09-09 4:20]

Keep 'm coming, John. Judging from the smiles, food is great there - and so is the company ;o).
Nice idea to extract the background. You should bring some black velvet and some assistants to keep it behind your subjects, saves you time in PP (☺_☺)

Yeees Friendship needs no words.
Hi John, I see you can have a nice life with these all friends, you are a very good man for sure.
Excellent photo, perfect framed and with superb light, the black color around them works great.
Best wishes.

Hi John!

All I can say is Helen & I are jealous and would have loved to be there too! I'm sure you will all have a fantastic time together with lot's of mischief & photos!

Take care for now & please pass on our greetings! (^_-)

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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 8:51]

An outstanding double portrait, John
Superb composition and great notes.
Please say hello for me to our little lady when she arrives

Bonjour mon ami,
it's really an international meeting to which you are pleased the chance to take part but also to organize you and Hans.
Dutch, Greeks, India and the United States thanks to Vandana, and France is represented by your brother. I have a real pleasure to contemplate your photographs and it isn't finished, TL all will know of the Netherlands.
Very good PP work.
Adventures of the TL members in Holland to the next episodes, a true photo novel.
Bisous et calins for all

Lovely. Very nice to see more friends.
Wish you all a fantastic meet.

What a lovely portrait of our TLs.
Perfect cropping and nice thick black frame.
Hope they have a good holiday.


Hi John, I am insanely jealous of these get tohethers you are having. Two lovely images to share with us also. I wonder how many know who Dag Hammarskjold was. I only remember because I learnt about him when I was 12. TFS,

Nice portrait of your Lovely Wife & Friend from Greece and his Lovely Wife in the workshop! May all have a great week! :} Don

Lovely portrait John!
Very nice composition with just the right amount of light!
Well done!



Hi Bro and Yolanda, this is a fine portrait of Yolanda and Vassilis! Great tone of colours and good bg.

They look very relaxed with a great photographer as you :)

Well done! sissy :)

Ps: many thx for your great comment on "Gatineau Hills". Yes, great memories of your last year visit and I hope that you will come back to see more of them, of Ottawa's down town for shopping :)


Hello John,

Back home now, tired but full of great memories, I sat at my computer to start commenting and I started with the first shot posted, which I and your lovely wife Yolanda are shown. The arrival reception was great and the friendly atmosphere was evident. My thanks to all the Dutch friends, John Tulip and his wife Yolanda, GreenBaron, Hendrika and her husband Art for giving us such a warm welcome.
Very nice shot and lovely memory.
Thank you all
Vassilis Tanya

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-09-18 14:40]

Two dear persons collected in a great shot
XXX to all of you

deze puntjes zijn voor yolandeke :-) xxxx

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-09-22 12:43]

Geweldig stel John
Ook de ws met Pepe en Tanay


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