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A Pyramid and on your own

A Pyramid and on your own
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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: 2007-05-10
Categories: Architecture, Experimental
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/550 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eye Of The Beholder, Photos of my favorite photographers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-12 13:58
Viewed: 4560
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We are here in Egypt again Treklens
One of the 'Cheops' Pyramids

All alone.. my party went after our guide .. but I liked to explore on my own.
At some little remote spot I noticed a small Japanese Gentleman running up and down..Not sure what he was doing.. coming closer(with a smile ofcourse!) I politely said: Konnichi wah..(little bow with the head)
reply was the same and than I noticed.. he had a little pocket camera set on a rock.. pressing the self timer and running up and down...
Looking back he showed me .. and I have to be honest.. this 'pose' is his idea..
Yes .. I also went ''selftimer mad ' after he was gone..

So.. here we are .. leaning on a Pyramid

Thanks and bye Folks

John T
Egyptian proverb

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Hello Johnny,

Very nice rtick photography here. Glad the pyramid didn't went down after you lean over it *_^

Nice experiment...well paid off. Good POV, and sharpness....nice idea from the Japanese Gentleman. TFS


Ah!!! None other than Great Mr. Tulip:)
Great pose and smile...
And leaning on the Pyramid was a great idea:)
It is always so good to see you 'in person'!
:) lt

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-07-12 14:07]

Hi John
Now I know ho made all the damage on those stone hils.
Funny shot, but dont do that again. Compliments, and TFS

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  • NecipP Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 669 W: 16 N: 404] (4722)
  • [2007-07-12 14:08]

Hello John a fine self portrait! well composed. I might have gone for a little more closed apperature as you seem to have plenty of shutter speed to get a sharp er background but on the other hand it might have taken away the focal point on your beaming smile nice one rgds Necip.

Hello John :o)
You are a giant my friend !!! With a lovely smile ;o) When I was young my father did the same shot with the Eiffel Tower or even with the Mont Saint Michel :o) Good memories ! Thanks for sharing !

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-07-12 14:26]

Hello John:)
Nice idea - old history mix with humor.
Nicely done - Regards, Tom

nice realise.. so funny.. and original..

Hi John,
This is a a fine self portrait and nice idea to post.

Best Regards,

Merhaba Dear John,
Very,very beautiful photo so funny.Congrats!!!
Cordial Greetings,

Hello John,
Man what have you done.......You did, with your elbow, push a part of top of the pyramid and now it's damaged forever :)
Very funny shot.
Wonderful work on the frame.
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards, Harry

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2007-07-12 15:37]

Hi John
Why did you block WS? I wanted to show you my similar photograph.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-07-12 15:41]

Hola amigo,
pareces un gigante... LOL,
original pov, magnifica foto,
estupendos detalles,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-07-12 16:10]

Hi John,
Well! You are now on the new list of the 7 wonders of the world! But make attention, you could make fall the oldest! :)
Funny POV. Well done, Tulip's Phaaron. Bravo!

LOL!!! You sure are a big man. In more ways than one :-).
So now we know who broke the Sphinx's nose.
Very funny capture.

Hi John,
too much funny your photography, beautiful advisability of making us note your humour. Good POV.

Reassure, it's not to me you who posed in front of the Sphinx, his poor nose... lolll
TFS, kiss
Corinne your friend

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-07-12 22:36]

John :-)
Hier kan ik alleen maar zeggen ; geweldig leuk met verhaal en idee. Fijn weekend en groetjes jullie , doei

Cute, nice idea. Like it.

Regards DArko

Great story. Very beautiful composition. Light, sharp, colours and framing are perfect.
Best wishes,

jaja la idea es buenisima! el modelo, perfecto ;) jaja . saludos!

Great! Small Japanese gentleman had a good idea!

Morning John,
Yes those pyramids cry out for a pose like this and you seem to have managed quite well - isn't it fun?
It was either a few camels or your well-known self - think you choose the best option.

Hoi John,


So now we know why this pyramide has a damaged tip! Mr. John T himself was leaning against it and hupsakee....there the rocks went. Je wordt namens de gehele wereldbevolking bedank!
Great capture my friend.

:) Later...

Hoi Join and man oh man.. these Jappanse guy's do have ideas :-) Did see something simular with the Tower of Pisa( not to be falsly mixed with Pizza, not that you cannot have a Pizza when you are in Pisa, got me? hehehehe) Good work Jhonny,
there is some grain here and there but thats maybe due to all the upand down running plus Mr Toyota close by , right? Have a great tme in Canada friend and a XXX from Demi and Patricia to you both. De mazzel

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-07-13 3:21]

Very amusing pose, John. And your notes make me laugh to think of you running up and down to reset your camera
Cute idea

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2007-07-13 3:25]
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I loved your gesture here. You are a wonderful person. A beautiful image with a pleasing personality. Heart favourite of all TL members - am I right? Beautiful colors, well placed and nicely framed. RESPECTED SALUTATIONS MY FRIEND!

Thanks for sharing it - so you are in Egypt now?

Hi John.
Please show us also the one, where you sitting at top of the Piramid, the one with 'wide leggs'. au. haha
Very well posted anyhow.

Hello John

I like the photo well composed and captured excllent details very crisp I really like this POV alot well done

TFS Kyle

ha,ha,nice idea!Grat shot!

I don't see that you use a tripod. Did you take the photo or someone else?

He he! this is a great man leaning on the great pyramids! :)

Very well done, the illusion is perfect, with great colours and light.

Take care, sis :)

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-07-13 9:36]

merhaba John ;
verynice comp...super captured and pov..selamlar

Szervusz John,

Hah, what an idea! Life's about fun (besides women, of course), and this photo's having its own special, humorous atmosphere. Well done, Mr. John, congrats. Szervusz, Lszl

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-07-14 0:31]

Hallo John
Grappige foto. het hoeft niet altijd serieus werk te zijn.
Mooi beeldvulling.
Gr Jos

My my, what big feet you have my dear! So you have gotten taller since we last saw you! Amazing! How do you do it?? Nice shot of you leaning on the Pyramid, hope you did not crumble it! B-)
I'll be back........dang...I lost my smiley when I added this!! I'll be back to replace soon!
HAHAHA! John! HAve you seen this???

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  • diem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 108 W: 5 N: 35] (487)
  • [2007-07-14 7:54]

Hi John
Man fears time, time fears the pyramids, so man should fears pyramids more than time :) i don't think so looking at your picture :)) Very humorous, interesting view of famous, well - known building and inventive autoportrait.
Greetings from Poland

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2007-07-14 10:09]

LOL! thank you so much for the cute picture I definately needed the laugh before work today1 Great pose and nicely done. TFS

Hello John,
I think the Egyptian government is looking for you...you dented their pyramid!!! LOL! This is a great fun photo, I love the post and the wonderful smile...thanks for sharing,

Hi John,

Some nice shot here.

Good view onto a pyramid, and good effect with you leaning against it.

Well done.

How many shots until you got it that way? Might have been better if you two cooperated and shot each other! Any which way it happened, it did turn out well. A Tulip in the Desert!

Hello Johnny,
Very nice idea and good shot.A beautiful image with good colour and lovely sharpness.well done.My friend.TFS.
ok Gzel Arkadaşım.

Hai John,
Erg leuk gevonden,
niet te veel leunen h anders verdwijnt de pyramide in de grond, :)
Gr, Jacqueline

Hello John,
Oh man..! You should be careful so you're not hit by the curse of Tut ank Amon!
Have a great Sunday!
Pablo -

Hi dear my master John;this very idea-shot,you and pyramid and egypt,very nice tour...

Hi John,
Had a good laugh when I saw this one. Great composition! Nice sharp detail with great colors. Nice one!

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-07-16 10:53]

Glad that pyramid didn't go down after you leaned over it uncle John!
Beautiful & creative composition, nice colors & details. Well done.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2007-07-16 11:03]

Hello John, good sense of humor you have:-)) very funny one ..good colors and the effect is very good !!


A great pose John! Well done! Boy you get around, here you are leaning on a pyramid in Egypt and just got greetings from Montreal! Hope all has a great time there! TFS :} Don

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  • Popye Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 154] (802)
  • [2007-07-19 8:16]
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This is really a very neat, and tricky shot.
I do like it when ppl gets creative, and this is really a nice idea.
Very nice photo, and in a way funny.

A few points to the Nihon-jin for the idea, but the points go to you for the execution. Nicely composed. I've neve seen the fg rocks, but they do suggest that the materials came from the local area.

Merhaba john
Perfect compo :)


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-08-06 8:07]

Hi John ;)))
GREAT!!! congratulations...
J ;)

Hi Farao!
You stay very comfortable there, you feel like in your living room! -:))

hello John,
hahaha... Good idea, which I missed being in Egypt... Very funny photo :).

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