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Lighthouse and bus

Lighthouse and bus
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Copyright: Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12625 W: 377 N: 10495] (116746)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09
Categories: Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-11-07 23:22
Viewed: 649
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The California lighthouse is located at the northwestern of the island of Aruba. From its 30 meters high it dominates the whole coast.
It is named after a ship, the California, which sank off Cape Town in 1891.
A lighthouse with a white column while most buildings on the island are particularly colorful ... also, I framed it with this bus that brings a touch of colors ...

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2017-11-07 23:29]

Hello Jean,

beautiful white lighthouse with nice windows. Probably not possible to climb there for a view. But the main attraction is here this orange-yellow bus. The woman inside in orange top matches beautifully. The other tourist bus look also colourful. Nice scene.

Kind regrads Malgo

Bonjour Jean
Une image colorée et pleine de vie.
Bravo et bonne journée.

Hello Jean,
Seems thats a beautiful lighthouse atracting lots of tourists.
Love the contrast between the colorfull busses and quiet background of the sky and the lighthouse.
Well composed image, excellent work.

Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher Jean,
Tout est bon dans cette composition, alors je dis bravo.
Très bon cadrage au bon moment.
Réussite totale.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2017-11-08 2:27]


quel camion de couleur et vue quelle image et captage sueprbe compo et vue et ce beau phare qui trône à ces côtés très bel ensemble original.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Jean,
No mistaking which bus to return to after visiting the lighthouse:-) Very good composition creating an interesting juxtaposition between the white lighthouse and the vividly painted bus. Perfectly exposed with superb colour contrasts and very good sharpness.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)
  • [2017-11-08 3:53]

Hello Jean,

This is a very pleasant picture with lovely colours.
The bus and lighthouse are very nice additions.
Nice panorama view about the area.
Sharpness and clarity be perfect.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Bonjour Jean,

L'autobus attire le regard. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du phare et de l'autobus. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Jean,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Les autobus ne sont pas toujours photogéniques, mais ici c'est magnifique et le phare offre une balance à l'ensemble. Sans compter la robe de la dame qui vole au vent.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)
  • [2017-11-08 8:25]

I guess this is a school bus with a group of kids, really eye catching, and the lighthouse is very attractive, perfect photo
regards Ryszard

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2017-11-08 9:53]

Hello Jean,
Excellent juxtaposition of the tall lighthouse and this bus. The orange and yellow colours are really very appealing, especially in this warm sunlight, which on its own adds a nice and warm hue to the photo. The people enliven the scene.

Bonsoir Jean,
Moins susceptibles de manquer ce bus. On le voit arriver de loin :)
C'est un pays merveilleux où les gens aiment de telles couleurs.
Le phare est blanc classique. La nature fonctionnelle prévaut ici, bien sûr.
Magnifiquement sous ce ciel bleu.
Amicalement, Paul

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 722 W: 129 N: 1160] (7673)
  • [2017-11-08 15:03]

Hi Jean
Splendid colors and sunlight in this composition.
Both bus and lighthouse are interesting subjects.


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4234 W: 2 N: 7283] (35524)
  • [2017-11-08 15:08]

Hello Jean,
Interesting picture from Aruba. Great view of lighthouse.I like nice color, good quality and sharpness.
Good work.

Shining but with beautiful colors, and another one with a nice painting upon, Jean.
The tower is an imposing monument on this picture, and the people enliven the scene.
Well rendered moment.

Superb colors in your scene. I like the elements of this summer scene, good atmosphere.
Have a great day.


Hello, Jean!

Very colorful bus that must stand out everywhere it goes, which makes it a very interesting subject for the photo, and the view of the lighthouse in the background is also great, everything captured with excellent light, colors and sharpness! Beautiful job!

Hi Jean
This is about how the eye-piercing colour makes all the diff as strong focal leading to the prominent. Beautiful mundane shot, Congrats
Best wishes

Ciao Jean, lovely composition with nice bus and fantastic lighthouse, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Jean,

Un mélange hétéroclite et très colorée qui fait une belle image où ce fort domine la situation avec une belle lumière qui éclaire le tout.

Meilleures salutations


Hello dear Saint Martin and
have a nice time and a happy new day
wonderful eyecatching photo
with this impressive orange vehicle
but the California lighthouse is very
impressive too located at the North
western of the island of Aruba
great contrast indeed

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6105 W: 277 N: 11863] (91338)
  • [2017-11-09 7:39]

Bonjour Jean ,
Belle mise en perspective du bus coloré et du grand phare blanc . Une atmosphère un peu voilée malgré le ciel bleu .

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2017-11-09 9:29]

Bonjour Jean
Une belle présentation du phare blanc, bien cadrer ave le bus colorées, une image bien composer et présenter
belle soirée

Hi Jean
now thats a smart looking shot. as you mentioned in your note, using the bus adds the colour, but it also makes it the focal point as well. its almost as if the Lighthouse is secondary. looks great! cheers

Hello Jean,
This is an odd combination of subjects, but they fit well in your frame. There is also a minibus closer to the lighthouse, don't forget that! The colors of the bus are quite vivid. It looks like it has been converted from a school bus to a tourist bus, the extra yellow warning lights and the red stop lights are still on the bus.

Hi Jean.
Very original composition, with this magnificent lighthouse, very well enhanced with the two colorful buses that we see in the image, especially the foreground, yellow and orange ...
Well done. I love.
Enjoy the weekend.
Very best regards.

Eye-catching juxtaposition of two subjects of different colour and shape. Very graphic composition makes for a very nice image.

Hi Jean,

A very cheerful composition, I just love the colors of the bus and the contrast of forms between the bus and the lighthouse.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)
  • [2017-11-16 23:17]


the shapes of the lighthouse are very beautiful and contrast very well against the blue sky. the colorful bus is another precious element here.



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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 9 N: 1229] (5809)
  • [2017-11-21 6:33]

Hi Jean ,
When I saw snapshot with the name of the country Netherlands I was surprise that they have there an old American school buses. But when I opened the photo and see Aruba I understand why.
Great composition of beautiful lighthouse and yellow bus. Well done with great quality.
Kind regards,

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2017-12-17 1:06]

Dear Jean!
Amazing lighthouse.
What a wonderful colourful bus.
Amazing woman between lighthouse and bus!
Fine point of view.
Very fine composition.
Nice weather, very nice light and colours.
Superb vertical cut.
Well done!

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