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Like a perfect Woman

Like a perfect Woman
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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: 2008-05-10
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon 40D, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 DC HSM, 4GB Sandisk CF Card, B-W UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vandana's Favourites III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-27 5:35
Viewed: 4286
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 120
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Like 'The Perfect Woman'
Treklens we are here in the lovely Town of Dubrovnick
in Croatia.

In the dream of a man.. the perfect woman has many good talents .. no.. no I am not going to be specific,.. thats a mouse trap -:)
and Ladies .. don't you dream of the 'Perfect man ' ?

All this is a lead in to my statement about Dubrovnick..

It has so many nice qualities .. we seldom see them combined into one Town:

Climate..location.. architecture..shops Restaurants..and most of all the many beautiful views

Did I found out that our TL member Jens, on the same Cruise ship as I was.. also he went inside Dubrovnick
but he hided himself in a Church!! see his TL post!! (praying maybe his lovely wife Suzanne did not spend to much $$$ ???)
Sorry Jens .. Joking ..

No folks , we where with a group of 7 ..others joined us .. we all had a Cappuccino in Town center
and than the girls went shopping .. others looking for some Antiques and 'MOI' ? All alone on photo Safari !

There is a VERY nice wall build all around Dubrovnick and with my 2 camera's of I went exploring.. had excellent views !!

How I love this place ...sigh....
It was absolutely incredible. Such deep blue water accentuated by the gorgeous green trees.
The coastline of Croatia is just so pretty ,,I would go again!!

Talking with a waiter on a Terrace, asking me where from ..and if it was my first time in Croatia..

Well it was in fact the second..I told him!

First time was before Yugoslavia started to have little different opinions with the internal neighbors ... alas ...

Came down from Austria.. via Lubliana to the Coast ..Reijeka, and all along the INCREDIBLE COASTLINE ' called ?? the Jadranska Magistral ( hope
memory serves me well ) to a little place called : Biograd na Moru (na moru = at Sea)

Between Zadar and Split.. All with my own car..
It was a good memory and was not disappointed to see Croatia and its Coastline back

A place I can recommend Folks

John T

''The longest journey a man must take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart”



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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-27 5:38]

Hola John,
preciosa postal,
hermosos vívidos colores,
perfecta panorámica pov y dof...
genial trabajo,
saludos amigo.

Hello Johnny,
This is amazing view.
I like the pov and composition here. You've taken full advantage of your wide angle lens.
The color of water is like a dream, and those rocks add beautiful contrast to it.
In short...EXCELLENT.

Hi John,
Wonderful view with marvellous blues in the water and sky contrasting beatifully with the rocks and houses. Fabulous sharpness, of course!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-05-27 5:42]

Perfect ad (photo and text) for Dubrovnik !


Nice view John,
good exposure, very decent framing ;-)
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-05-27 6:05]

Hi John ;)
Great, impressive POV and perspective...Compliments,
J ;)

Todays picture postcard on TL - very nice view, the white frame compliments the picture nicely too.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-05-27 6:20]

Hi John

A superb postcard of Dubrovnick, with perfect sharpness, color, & contrast. I like the high pov. Well done!

Hmmm another lovely place I would love to visit! Your photo makes this just stand out as a very beautiful place! And yes, we are looking for the perfect man, so far.....nothing! HAHAHA! but there are many PERFECT women out there Johnny! you are very lucky!

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  • azaf1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 61 N: 1257] (7137)
  • [2008-05-27 7:11]

Hi John
Indeed the place is marvelous, at least as it has arrived thru your lens. Great blue sea and rocks, and those houses are all a pleasure to look at

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-05-27 8:51]
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Dit is gàààf John!
Een prachtige kijk op Dubrovnick.
Schitterende kleuren en compositie.
Wat moet dit mooi zijn om met eigen ogen te aanschouwen.....
Hoe bevalt je nieuwe camera?
Groet uit Schouwen,

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-05-27 9:07]

Hi Jhon...
Lovely composition -Very nice and interesting photo...
Excellent color and detail.
Well done.
Have nice time,
Rgd. George

Beautiful view.
Good sharpness and details on the shot.

Dear John,

You feel this ?
I love this perfection.....
Excellent tones..
Are women so fascinating as said in title?
I loved the humour in notes too....


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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-05-27 9:56]

Hi John,

Great postcard!!!
Great POV and Compo!
Strong colours!


Hi John, I have only one word to comment your photo: perfect. It's easy to see (in your photo and in your note as weel) how much you liked Dubrovnik. Excellent photo! I hope visit mysels this beautiful town soon.
Greetings from Bodensee,

P.S. I'd like to see all the photos from your last vacation

Hi John,

Definitely a lovely scene, taken from a great POV, composed in a panoramic way, giving all due credit to this lovely Town. Colors are vivid, the DOF excellent and the presentation very nice.
YOu are getting better and better!
Greetings my friend,

Hi John again, the place you gave here the town works very good.
Also a very nice clear photo.

Yes , women, where ?
Cleaned my glasses, kept the magnifying glas in front the screen, notting.!
Sure they are perfect looking Ladies in Dubrovnick, but to keep it for your onw, John ? shame.!
Ok, think we have to do it today with this classic beautiful picture.
Meditaranee, zo blauw zo blauw...
Who was the Dutch singer again ? You proofed he was right.!
Groeten van Jan
ps dis toch nie te bont nie ?

Zogezegd 'een plaatje' John ! Wat ligt dat plaatsje daar mooi.
Erg goede compo in deze foto. Mooie kleuren, vooral ook het water.

Hi cher frere, a superb pov from high up. Very well composed. Great wide angle. This must have been a very nice place to see. I hope you are not too tired from your trip and that you took time to relax, well I guess yes :)

Cheers! sis :)

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-05-27 15:36]

Hi John,
Great scenery!! It's beautiful. Looks like a postcard. The colors are great too. I agree with Vandana, it's an excellent shot! :) Thanks

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-05-27 15:37]

Hallo John,
ein super Bild mit wunderschönen Farben, sieht so aus als möchte jemand durch ein Fernglas in die Ferne schauen.
Schöne Farben und sehr gut entdeckt, gratuliere. Dubrovnik ist ein schönes Stadt.
Schöne Grüsse

hi john, looks like such a beautiful place to be, excellent colors and details,

Hello John

I like this pov alot well composed and captured photo excllent details very well balaced and presented photo with great quility

TFS kyle

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-05-27 18:50]

Bravo on this composition - major elements of water (so blue) and the coast line leading us to the walled town proper - a veritable feast for the eyes. Thanks for the treat.


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-05-27 20:47]

hi JT

Wonderful place with this view, the coastline is surrounded by rocks and the water should be deep. Such a good place to own a house and live.

tfs, bill

Beautiful vista, nice saturation and textbook composition. Great shot.

ciao John..
i really like your title.. it makes me think.. however the perfect woman doesnt exist!! maybe exist the perfect moment.. in the perfect place.. with a wonderful person that makes all perfect!! ;))
wonderful capture.. there are beautiful places indeed!! excellent!! thanks
ciao Marco

Great perspective, very attractive city scenery! Nice place for vacation. Well done.
Best wishes,

Ja John,

In de reisgidsen is het ook zo mooi.

Heerlijk om er even op uit te gaan en rustig te fotograferen, krijg je mooie resultaten als deze foto.


Excellent landscape with lovely contrast.

What an amazing scene. The view is beautiful and the image is very sharp. Excellent composition in this shot. This is some kind of trip you're on. It would be hard for me to come home. Very nicely done.

Hi John,

I do agree that Dubrovnic surely does look very attractive. Not sure what the qualities are - just like you, that's a direction in the discussion I won't take. Especially not after you made the link with the perfect woman ;-). But a nice town it is from what I see in your photograph here!

Greetings, Dennis

Hi John,

First class post card! . .
I read similar image on the magazine . . it's so lovely and very nicely composed . .
You have such a great luxury moments during your trips . .
Lovely moment


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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
  • [2008-05-28 12:48]

Hi John, excellent landscape of this beautiful town. Great dof and colours. I like your note too. The perfect man? A man that tries that journey eighteen inches long!
Ciao, Cinzia

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2008-05-28 13:54]

The city, well, it's the city... but for me it's all that blue that makes the shot, John. The sea and the sky provide a lovely palette of blue...
One nit-pick: the tilted horizon ;o))
Anyway, TFS

Lovely colours in the buldings and the sea John. Well composed and good detail. I thought the horizon may have been tilted but it appears to be a hillside in the distance. TFS,

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  • Loup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 73] (1327)
  • [2008-05-29 2:43]

Hello John,
Wonderful view !
Beautiful sharpness and colors .
Great Job!
I dream of a perfect man but I prefer dont give you answer about that ... likes you told ...mouse trap:O)))))
I just can tell you it's likes a ovnies everybody talk about them but nobody see them :O)))) joking...
Thank my friend.
Jasmine :O))(Loup)

Yes,amazing and pure beauty....
and,it's good to see Dubrovnik after long time,even on pic...You bring me back some beautiful memories when we were one country,and where I spent some nice time :))(...yes,stupidity of people is endless ....)

Thank you John for this beautiful post card and your beautiful note .

Warmest regards

Hi John,
Beautiful place,good composition.
Best regards,


Merhaba Sevgili John :)
Cok Guzel Komposizyon..Very beautiful....Congrats !!!!!
Greetings from Istanbul,

Hi John,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed and presented, Excellent POV. and details of the place , nice note and great naturel colors, My compliments

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-05-29 21:57]

Hello John, that's a fabulous composition my friend, you got all perfectly well here. Really fantastic, congrats.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2008-05-30 3:01]

Hi John,
WONDERFUL VIEW. Great colors, details and such inviting water. BRAVO my friend ! TFS Julie

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-05-30 21:58]

Hi John, Good curve of the coast leads the eye to the wonderful looking buir=ldings with the characteristic red roof tiles trademake. Good clarity and well balanced. TFS. Murray.

Coasts and sea, sea and coasts... maybe life is this, definetely...
Ciao, Antonella

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-05-31 14:00]

HI John, I know this city and memories come back again.What a wonderful postcard photo.
Best regards Rose

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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-06-02 19:04]

Hello John,
I have missed many of your wonderful shots of late. This one jumps out as a classic, the sky fading at the horizon, emphasizing the colors of the sea, the gentle action in the water, the jagged but beautiful coastline, and the sprinkling of orange roofs to top off the composition.
All the best,

...(Sigh)...what an adorable view! ...and story to read! Really nice catch from your lonely safari, John! :)

Simply amazing....

Nice work my friend!

Some fine view, and interesting seaside architecture captured, with eye-catching red/orange roofs.


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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2008-06-03 20:36]

Hoi Johnny
A great an authentice photo, the soft colours makes this an attractive picture. Nice composition and a fine note as always :-)

Great shot! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Dubrovnik.

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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2008-06-08 8:31]


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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2008-06-14 12:53]

Hello John,
What a beautiful sea picture, you know that kind of pictures are my favourite. ;-)
Hope you have had excelent time in vacation. The pictures says yes ;-).

Thanks for shearing,
Hälsningar från Gotland,

Merhaba Degerli Dost,
teşekkür ederim bende çok iyiyim şimdi bir tatildeyim.
Çok güzel bir manzara, fotograf için çok güzel
bir açı ve iyi perspektif,Renk deta ve sunum nefis olmuş.
Ellerine saglık arkadaşım.Tebrikler.
Olympos/Antalia dan selamlar

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-06-27 7:20]

This is amazing view.I like the pov and composition here. Well done.

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-06-27 18:53]

What are you talking about dreaming of the perfect man that is something I don't do ( I found mine)
What a gorgeous view beautifully framed. love the note too. TFs

WOW!!! This is a postcard-perfect shot John! Composition and colour is near flawless! A good 2 points for you mate!!

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