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Roma..Piazza di Spagna

Roma..Piazza di Spagna
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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: 2008-05-15
Categories: Mood
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS, CF SanDisk III 8 GB, B-W UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-05-21 18:06
Viewed: 3866
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tl ..here a shot made in Rome May 15 with my new Canon 40D ..
And the place is called *Piazza di Spagna*
* The Spanish Plaza *
(Not*Spagma*..:-) grazie amici )

All sorts of things goung on there, here a Fashion show right on the street ..
Than.. news for our TL Ladies.. many elegant shops/boutiques to be found with names like : Gucci
Versachi ..Calvin Klein.. Cristian Dior..Diesel..Dolce & Gabbana ..Fratelli Corneliani.. etc etc.
The Gent in the back seemed to ask the impossible , if we look close to the Models face .. :-)

Yes.. back from my Cruise and met a fine bunch of friends in Istanbul, Athens and Venice.

Than.. made a deal with Marco Urfaust to come and see Florance somewhere in the end of the year .. a long weekend.
The Greek friends ..Vassilis and Constantinous already agreed to come .. so let me know if it is your cup of tea also and we work things out !

Marco will be our Guide !!

Soon more news of the Cruise Folks and thanks for the pop-in

**More about the how-why after some good questions
in + and - with your critiques , I made a WORKSHOP and added some info**

John T

"Cum dignitate otium"
(Leisure with honor)

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interesante composiciˇn felicidades

Strange expression of your model John :) The flowers in the FG is disturbing. I wonder if she knows about her bra. beautiful dress but.. the bra don't fit .. anyway.. great shot , thank you for sharing..

Regards, JosÚe :)

Hi John,

What a lovely journey you are having now! . .
Being a model, she may not need wearing that white band on her back . . ha ha . .
Interesting note meeting with TL friends at hose countries . .
Be careful my friend . . Hope your trip be wonderful and enjoy every moment . .


Hi John!
Next time in Italy Flaminia and I want to come and meet you! :-)
Rome or Florence are not difficult for us to go!
Thus, you visited the most fashion square in the world, also if french people state it is Place Vendome!
Ciao, Antonella

P.S. Correct spelling is SpagNa :-)

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-21 22:52]

Hi John !
Welcome back and a belated Birthday wish !!!

First of all I have to say that the capture is really great.
Second, I'm not sure about the rose
Third, I'm afraid that it is Spagna not Spagma.


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-05-22 0:00]

nice composition
good pose
well done

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-05-22 1:09]

Too bad you had to amputate his right arm, John... some free space there would have been a lot better. But I know what it is like on the Piazza di Spagna... very crowdy place.
Apart from that, I think f/11 made the DoF too big, as the wall is as sharp as the models. A wider aperture would have cured that, especially at 154 mm.
OK, you know me, always nit-picking. What I really like here is the interaction between man and woman. Her face does show her emotions ;o)

Hoe is het weer mogelijk dat je dat tegenkwam John.

Leuk moment en dan ook nog die rode roos.

Ik denk dat ik dat BH bandje weg zou proberen te halen ^-^, waarschijnlijk moest er alleen een foto van haar voorkant worden gemaakt....


Ciao John.. of course, you'll be welcome!! ;))
big compliments for this capture.. sure there is style in their pose.. and your pov+crop exalt this impression!! final result is really elegant and effective! nice shot!! thanks
ciao Marco

Hello John,
Good to see this post after long time, and you back from cruise.
Strange pose and look for both of them.
I like this tight crop.
And definitely woman in red...looks nice.
Take care

Hi John,

Glad to see you back in bussiness. :-)
Very nice capture in "Citta Eterna", I like this colorful image. What an expression on the face of that girl!
Best regards,

P.S. Good idea to go in Florence, a wonderful city, a paradise for photographers, I can say "Art is in the air" there.

There is something about a lady in red See My Post Today! that makes the shot work well. O lala! Wish'n my Tush looked that good! LOL!! It used to! Wonderful shot Johnny!

Hello friend John, different from you. I like it a good moments capture of two people in their work! Nice outside today so must get out. The best to you & have a great summer! :} Don

Did you compose this on purpose???
With the flower as a bunny tail :-).
Welcome back.
Missed you bro :-).

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2008-05-22 9:18]

hi John,
it is an artistic shot. "Lady in red"
the rose adds much to the composition ... :P

the pp works on photos... :)
without changing the original pic, most of them need to be played... something like saturation, contrast, noise reduction, sharpening, lightening and may be cloning out...

hey John you remember everything about what we talk :P~

Hi John,
Welcome my friend.
excellent work my friend really very beautiful to see.Beautiful colours in this composition and
hard to expression.Well done.TFS.

Welcome Dear My Friend :)
Wonderful Fashion show and very beautiful shot.Congrats!!
Greetings from Istanbul,

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-05-22 14:19]

Hello John:)
This is just excellent - incredible capture, love it:)

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-05-22 14:47]

Hi JT,
Welcome Back-- hope your trip was awesome. Great photo, excellent expressions captured, well seen. TFS Julie

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-05-22 16:16]

Hi John
Mester Jakob sover du - sover du - h°rer du ej klokken osv.....
I can see on her face that she isent that happy about your flirting, ore about your 40D, be a little more discret.......
Best greetings whit this wonderful lady in my eyes.

Great capture. I especially like the facial expressions. Not to sure about the white bra strap but what do I know. The colors and composition are great.

Thanks for the kind words on my jump or not to jump photo,

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-05-22 22:21]

Hi John
I like this paparazzi foto. Candid and earnest in its expression. I like the way they look in different directions and your frame

Welcome back John. A sneak shot with good colour and light,no time to change the settings I guess. TFS,

hello John'
How are you?
nice contrast here
amazing expression on her face

wonderful notes of meeting friends dear


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-23 4:13]

Hi John

I like this 'beauty & the beast' shot from Italy. The attractive woman adjusting her skirt, adds a realistic, human touch. Tfs!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-23 5:55]

HI John welcome back. Sounds like you had a grand time.

I think this would fall in the humour category.
Did you do it on purpose to make sure the flower cluster was so centered on her gludius maximus? .
And that fellow's arms could have been used to remove the bra. That frown, and pout, she looks rather digusted.
Anyways its a good shot

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-05-23 8:10]

Merhaba Myfriend dear John...
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful poze...

Ma ciao carissimo,

You were here, so close!!!
Intersting capture, and funny note. I┤m sure Yolanda loved Piazza di Spagna :D
Next time, come a bit north, so we can take that coffee ;)

Best to you and Yolanda, my dear friend!!!

Big hugs, Stef :))

quite funny look the model had there.. i wonder whats on her mind.. she look beautiful in the red except for her different colour bra.. hehe..

anyway nice shot you have from your cruise and stopped by in Roma.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2008-05-25 1:00]

hi john;
how was your trip and meeting at istanbul..i would like to meet you and your wife there..next time take a tour to bodrum pl:)..
the capture is great with the expressions on their faces..i watched them for a few minutes :)..i am using a conon 200 mm lens.fine results..

Woooh what a picturesque Piazza!!!!-:)))))
Both of them have a great strange impression, you captured them in a right moment.

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-05-25 16:56]

Heerlijk John
Ja wat een leuk ding he ?
Mooie snapshot Goed thuis gekomen?
Blij dat ik jullie even heb gezien


Hi John,
Great photo, excellent expressions captured and women in red, well seen...
Good work.

Best Regards,

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