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Tropical Netherlands

Tropical Netherlands
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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: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-11-09 23:24
Viewed: 574
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The facade of the large mall Royal Plaza on the seafront of Oranjestad, the small capital of the island of Aruba.
An architecture that evokes with these gables that of the Netherlands as on the edge of the Amsterdam canals, for example ... but with a touch of local, very Caribbean with this candy pink hue.

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To lousat: Comme à Curaçaojemaflor 1 2017-11-10 11:16
To alvaraalto: Ok, a bit kitsch ...jemaflor 1 2017-11-12 11:53
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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)
  • [2017-11-09 23:29]

Hello jean, My today neighbour. Strange picture for the Netherlands with palms :). Beautiful pink building with gables and attractive spiral stairs. Nice exotic atmosphere. Superb blue hour shot.

KInd regrad s MAlgo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2017-11-09 23:54]

Hello Jean,
nice the night view of the place with the facade of the mall Royal Plaza,with the Netherlands architectural style to dominating the scene.
The excellent light and colour management enhance the clarity as the details of the image.


Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazana arhitektura, dobar kontarst i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa zastava, lepa fasada i lepi detalji.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view, good text ...
Beautiful architecture, good contour and sharpness, nice colors, beautifully captured moment.
Beautiful flag, beautiful facade and beautiful details.
I wish you a nice day, all the best.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12031 W: 126 N: 21762] (111179)
  • [2017-11-10 1:30]
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Salut Jean,comme a Curacao,aussi dans cette ile les hollandais ont laisse' ses traces et ses architechtures. Une maison qu'on peu retrouver a Amsterdam capturee' dans une maniere parfaite et composition tres riche! Bon WE et merci,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)
  • [2017-11-10 2:18]


fantastique compo nocturne quel édifice et image quelle compo et vue sueprbe avec ce drapeau flottant ces palmiers quelle palace et vue quelle lumière et architecture sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)
  • [2017-11-10 2:29]

Hello Jean,

I have Dutch friends that regularly vacation on Aruba so the tropical palms are not such a shock. Looks a little like Hisaronu in Turkey. Nice blue hour shot with excellent sharpness. Tfs!

Hello Jean,
An ideally exposed nocturnal composition showing this typically Dutch architecture in a rather exotic setting. I like the atmosphere and colour contrasts. The flag fluttering in the wind brings a sense of dynamism to the composition.

Bonjour Jean,

Le sujet est bien cadré. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de l'architecture du centre Royal Plaza. La lumière de l'heure bleue à un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Jean,

C'est bien de pouvoir voyager un peu tout en restant sur place. Profiter du plaisir d'un autre pays et dormir dans son lit. Belle photo de nuit avec beaucoup d'action à l'étage.



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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)
  • [2017-11-10 7:29]

Hello Jean,
A really nice capture from this part of the kingdom. The architecture is an interesting mix of Dutch and Caribbean styles. The sharpness and lighting are superb: terrific piece of night photography.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)
  • [2017-11-10 7:47]

Bonjour Jean
Intéressante architecture, bonne prise a heure bleu, l'ambiance des éclairages , le palmier pour le côté exotique
Belle soirée

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)
  • [2017-11-10 8:26]

A very nice night photo, great atmosphere with trocpical palms, very well captured
regards Ryszard

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)
  • [2017-11-10 9:28]

Hello Jean,

We can see the Dutch architecture in the frontage
But your picture is nice.
Nice architecture view about the area.
Sharpness and clarity be perfect.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice evening,

Hello Jean,

Beautiful building with a mix of architectural styles, but you can't hide the tropical feeling.
Great shot in the blue hour, well done!!!

Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher Jean,
“Le voyage, c’est la part du rêve.”
Merci de nous faire rêver à travers vos superbes compositions.
C'est un pur régal renouvelé;
Très bonne journée.

Bonjour Jean
What to say about this picture… I dislike the use of beautiful old architecture in a cheap imitation even if it is mixed with a Caribbean touch. This summer I’ve seen a lot of this kind of bad taste in Las Vegas. (some of them I will post in the next few weeks.)
But I admit that it is possible to take fascinating and good pictures of these architectural monstrosities, like your beautiful picture shows.
Have a good weekend. Groet Rob

Bonjour Jean,
Une très belle photo prise à la fin de l'heure bleue.
La partie supérieure est clairement néerlandaise. Ci-dessous suit un mélange de styles. Les palmiers et le drapeau se réfèrent à un autre pays.
Cela semble être un endroit agréable pour un café ou un restaurant.
La netteté et l'exposition sont superbes.
Amicalement, Paul

Hello Jean,

This is certainly a rich mixture of styles! The upper parts do have a semblance of traditional, Dutch architecture but rest has the colour and the vivacity of the Caribbean, whilst the flowing staircase reminds me of the classy cruise ships!
You have controlled the light well considering it looks like a late blue hour.
I like how well you have placed the flag which is an important feature.

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

Hello Jean,
This is a great nocturnal photo. The top of the mall does remind me of Dutch buildings.

Bonjour Jean,
I think I like the Caribbean pink version of this architecture more than the original which is so dark and sad.
Lovely place, the is so much color here also with the flag, and so many light at night, it must bue a busy place.
Beautiful blue hour picture!
Fantastic reportage from this attractive holiday destination,

Hi Jean,
Indeed a great looking facade with Dutch style and Caribbean extra details. Good balance between late blue hour light and street illumination. Nice to have that colourful flag well lit.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)
  • [2017-11-17 23:30]


a perfect nocturne shot with perfect sharpness and showing the beauty of the architecture in the upper side. the lower side makes a big contrast with the other part. nice job.


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