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Flower power in Istanbul

Flower power in Istanbul
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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: 2007-05-18
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon L series..EF 24-105 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-20 18:47
Viewed: 2772
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 54
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Flower Power in Istanbul

Treklens we are here in Istanbul, Turkey, a Restaurant
and the owner a flower lover.

One wall of his place was made with a sort of ' lava' stone and nice green and flowers.

I made some photo's which was a big compliment for him , since he offerd me a glass of wine, asking where from
*Holland* made him happy, he had worked in Holland and his wife is from Holland ( Dutch )

I gave him my Treklens adress and told him to look once a week, to see when his photo is 'on'

To him :
I hope you like it Hallis! Bye and also *de groeten aan Ingrid ! *

Thank you Treklens and kind regards

John T

Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.

Carlos Castaneda


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Hello John,
This really is a lovely shot! Great composition, you can almost see the flower springing from the earth! Limited colours but very effective!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi John,

Good evening. . .
Apa kabar my friend?
Lovely image. I love the composition. Soft bright flower on the darker stone. Great detail and nicely framed.
Thank you for useful note and sharing this picture.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-06-20 21:37]

Hi John,
Very kind attention for Hallis, John!
Nice photo with a good use of light, especially on the fern. Very well presented! bravo! Annie

Hi John,

This is nice, contrasts are good but the flower seemed out of focus (I might be wrong though). Its pretty hard to focus on colors like that. Thanks for sharing.


Hi John,
What a superb macro shot with excellent colours, light and POV.Well composed.TFS.



Wow Johnny....I'm glad to see my favorite subject here.

Beautiful composition. The colors are very natural, and gives the idea of sunny bright days there. You managed the light well.

What I liked only few colors...hues of green, pink flower and earth...nice texture there too.

The proverb......perfect, and you proved it with this photo.

Smiles from Bloomington :)


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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-06-21 4:13]

Hi John
Well done John, beautiful colors, you can almost se the plants grooving from the rock. The light is excellent, very good photo. TFS.

  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2007-06-21 4:26]

He John,

Aardig prentje maar geen topper.
De donkere kwak lava onderaan is te dominant.
Wat ik mooi vind is het contrast tussen het tere groen en roze en de grijze lava.



Hallo John.
Mooi composed Flower Power Plaatje.
Well presented here.
Ik denk dat ik het maar doorstuur naar ons Ingrid. Die is 25 Juni jarig.

Hi John,
This is very nice, contrasts are good and compo.Well done.TFS.

Hi John,
What a lovely place to dine! Decor is almost as important as the food, great capture of a colorful flower, thanks for sharing,

Hé Hippie,
Leuk dat je overal Nederlands kunt ontmoeten die verkast zijn naar het buitenland!
Die lavasteen vind ik sowieso erg aantrekkelijk, maar als BG voor de bloem werkt het natuurlijk toppie.

Wonderful capture. Good sharpness and details.
I like the shadows created by the plant. Gives it texture.

Oh John wat lief. Voor mij een topper!!! Prachtig komen de kleurtjes uit op de grijs bruine ondergrond. Mooi! Doei

Very nice flower here John! Wonderful comp and it really stands out against the rock! Nice sharpness!

A bit out of focus, I think ...
Ordinary photo !
Sorry to say.

Hi little bro, very nice flower with the green leaves.
Well seen and well caught.

Take care, sissy :)

ps: don't forget to send me your address if you want me to send you the CD ;)

Hello my friend,
Great capture, I like the composition. Excellent colors and sharpness. Congrats. TFS

hi john.. beutifull and tender image..
incredible view of this flower attacched to this wall..
great pov and definition..
well taken

Hoi John,
Great example for me! Perect and lovely picture, nice colour contrast.

A very good gesture of thanks to Mr. Hallis :)
You are a kind man, John!!!

merhaba dear john.
wonderful picture and wonderful Istanbul.
beautiful light and colours.well done.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-06-22 4:34]

Sweet and simple, John
I love the delicate colours of this one
(Back with :)

Merhaba John:)
Very Beautiful flower here John! Wonderful comp and colours.Congrats!!!
Greetings From Istanbul.

Hai John,
Erg mooie foto van dit wandje waar de bloemen zomaar uit groeien,mooi dat tere roze,
fijn weekend,
Groetjes Jacqueline

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-06-23 13:02]

Hi John:)
It look like some kind of power, yeah a power of nature:):))
I like this photo and this is nice tribute for Hallis.
Well done John:)
Regards - Tom
:) later

Merhaba John,
Nice capture, beautiful lighting and framing.
Cok tesekkurler.
Your Greece photos also very nice.
Selamlar.. :)

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  • isu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 2] (497)
  • [2007-07-17 4:38]

Hola John,una compsición muy agradable y alegre, llena de luz y color. Saludos Sira

Hello John,
A nice creation to mark the beginning of your friendship with your Turkish amigo. Beautiful colors in the tender fern and blossom.

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