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Tent View
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Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3111 W: 140 N: 3130] (16105)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998-09
Categories: Transportation
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My favorite photos on my sight, Favorites continue... #2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-24 7:25
Viewed: 7704
Points: 186
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken with my old Canon AE1 Program & now scaned, this photo was of a passenger boat going past the tent opening, I just got the camara out in time. At the time we were camping on the edge of lake Geneva Switzerland.

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2007-02-24 7:29]

Hallo Wilson!
An interesting and not everyday picture - an eye catcher! There's nothing spectacular in it, but it gives the feeling of summer and warmth. A lovely shot!
Greetings from Germany - and have a nice weekend!

Hi Wilson - nicely framed shot, something a little different. The balance of the light is good. I like the echo of the tent colour in the Swiss flag on the back of the ferry. Regards, Roberto

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  • Gustaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2500 W: 722 N: 202] (21670)
  • [2007-02-24 7:39]

Hi, friend!
Very nice composition. I like your idea! Nice view. I like your ship and natura - lake, mountains. Well done.

Funny catch, Wilson. A different approach seeing Luzern, but so typical the ship moving by. I am a tenter too but usually I do it abroad so not much experience in my own country. I did not know that Luzern has a campground ... you had a room with a view, not bad! Barbara.

Wow! This is an original! The tent opening creates an unusual frame. Not the typical view from a tent, well at least not for me!
Thanks for sharing!

*** Ursula ***

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  • robob Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 59 N: 762] (3648)
  • [2007-02-24 12:51]

Hello Wilson,
C’est un point de vue très original avec en plus le passage de ce beau bateau dans le champ. C’est très bien vu !
Bien à toi,

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2007-02-24 14:38]

Hi Wilson,
Very clever framing with this view from your tent flap. The colors are warm and relaxing. The passing ferry makes a very dramatic subject to this fine photo.
Regards, Tom

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  • nels Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 24 N: 466] (2623)
  • [2007-02-24 14:44]

hi wilson,, unique framing of the ship ( is she an old paddle steamer)well composed tfs


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  • jmcl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 131 N: 4070] (14535)
  • [2007-02-24 16:28]

Hi Wilson,

All sorts of interesting elements .. the tent framing is interesting ..the boat is wonderful .. fun image.

take care,


Hi Wilson,
This is a very attractive and particular impression. I like the interesting and spectacular POV. The tent framing is very good idea. Excellent timing and superb composition. Splendid shot. Have a nice weekend!

AMusing play whit this kind of coloured window Wilson, well done, the ciew from this point is nice and the boat adds good dynamims to the image, compliments.
Have a nice sunday

Excellente idée de cadre. Sa couleur est impeccable.
Bonne journée.

Hello Wilson,
Sorry to disagree with you, but this is clearly not on the edge of Lake Lucerne. The boat, (just a passenger boat, not a ferry) is the Vevey that sails on Lake Geneva. The flags of Switzerland and France on either end of the boat confirm that we are on this lake which is boarded by both countries.

Edit: Thanks for the correction! It must be very pleasant to awake in the morning to the sound of the horns of the passing boats!
Regards, Brigitte

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  • Uhu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • [2007-02-25 8:24]

Oh, it's a great coloristic work, red curtain works as a frame. Wonderful idea, I like it very much.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2007-02-25 10:31]

Hi Wilson,
very original framing. Good view too.
Regards, Gerrit

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  • prumod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1085 W: 148 N: 296] (8300)
  • [2007-02-25 10:38]

hi wilson,
it's really nice one... you decorated your view with this stylish tent cloth... this tone is very attractive...
take care

Hello Wilson,
I like this original and interesting framing, good idea, very well done!

Clever shot, I really like this one. I wonder what this would look like in black and white as the boat is old fashioned


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  • veve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 13 N: 546] (4189)
  • [2007-02-26 8:59]

Hello Wilson,
Interesting and original idea!
Good framing and view!
Well done!
Best regards,

Hi Wilson,
really not to bad scanning quality, but who cares about such a detail seeing such a funny and well composed scene. I like to see the detail of the french flag on the front and the swiss on the back of the ship. That embodies a lot of the swiss spirit. I cannot vision the same here in the US with a ship having the canadian or the mexican flag joining the star & stripes.
Regards, Peter

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  • Mikos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 958 W: 0 N: 896] (4326)
  • [2007-02-26 15:37]

Hi Wilson!

I like a lot to compose or create pictures where framing is a nautal thing, just like your picture here. It works perfectly, and it gives such a nice visual result!
Very well done!

Thanks a lot for your words about my last picture ;-)

Have a nice day!

Great opportunist shot Wilson, and great framing from yer tent flaps! It works really well this -
I like it!
TFS. Leon.

Une photo vraiement originale avec ce bateau en ligne de mire...
Bien trouvé,

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-26 16:59]

Hi Wilson,
an original framing to show us a majesty of the lake :-).
Une manière inhabituelle, un spectable pas banal, lors de l'ouverture d'une tente de camping.
Bien vu.

Amusing and colorfull framing. And the steam paddle ship on the lake is beautifull, worth a picture by herself. Good scanning of this old negative.

All the best,


Hi Wilson,
Oh how I feel the cozyness of a little tent from this shot. :)


Great shot. I love the natural framing of the tent opening. You timed your shot to perfection to get the boat to fit the frame.

Hello Wilson,
A very beautiful place for camping and your framing is really great !!!!
Very well done!

Hi Wilson,

Great idea shooting this paddle boat on the Geneva lake from inside a red tent.

The frame look as a tremendous success and viewer thinks he is inside a new kind of boat with a futurist bull's-eye.


Hi Wilson,
I like this image, you did manage to get it in time, nice view you had from your tent. The photo scanned quite well. Great shot.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24617 W: 523 N: 41317] (177562)
  • [2007-03-01 8:10]

Hello Wilson,

For a scanning picture very well done!
I find these picture in colour better than the sepia, this is very lovely image look through the door of the tent, I can enjoy from the boat on the river, it's almost a fairy tale!
Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day,

Hi Wilson,
This is a great shot. The framing through tent was an intelligent decision. The ship is looking great. Even though it is scanned, I can see entire details.
Very well composed and framed.
- Rakesh

Hello Wilson,
Nice idea, with great eye to catch the boat and the tent.
You managed exposure perfectly, very nice job.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-03-03 15:48]

Hi Wilson. Good creative composition of this beautiful boat cruising along Lake Geneva as seen from your tent!. Imacculate timing as it would only be there for fraction of a second!. Good clarity and colours. TFS. Murray.

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  • robiuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1691 W: 182 N: 2458] (10807)
  • [2007-03-03 17:25]

Hello again, Wilson!
Quite unusual and original 'natural' framing
for this boat (never seen anyone using it
Love to see that patch of green grass being in
harmony with red tent, and the boat on the lake.
Simple, but eye-catching!
Good work!

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1558 W: 61 N: 2195] (9043)
  • [2007-03-03 21:39]

AE1P,my first camera.Now my daughter is using it.
Unusual presentation.You sure have a good eye when comes the time to orient your tent,and the god of photographers is with you on that day.
Great catch

Hi Wilson,
Excellent idea as point of view of the tent.
Good framing.
The mountains in bottom of screen gives very well.
Very nice composition...!
Best regards,

Hello Wilson,
Interesting photo! I like this way of framing very much!
The colours are a bit pale I thik, but all in all a very creative photo!
Best wishes,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9297 W: 57 N: 15732] (58268)
  • [2007-03-04 15:37]

Hej Wilson,
Great use of the tent as a frame for the view over the lake as well as the ship. I like the way the colour of the tent contrasts with the rather grey colour of the water. Very nice work, well done!

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-03-05 2:20]

Hi Wilson,
unusual view and composition, good idea with natural frame and "window". Friends all told You. I like this work also.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-05 2:43]

Hi Wilson!
Good idea for this shot and a great result.Well composed with the ship at the perfect position and the part of grass,which gives a good contrast with the red tent.

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  • euryan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 742 W: 101 N: 1823] (8440)
  • [2007-03-05 15:51]

This is a great idea and you executed it very well. The red color of the tent is the perfect frame and really makes this photo stand out. Perfect timing on the boat! The DOF is good also with the boat perfectly sharp. I love it.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2007-03-06 7:09]

Good use of the tent Wilson and a well made scanning. And even tighter crop at the sides had worked here I think - still an interesting overall result.

Hi Wilson.

This is one of the most original framing I saw! You had a beautiful view, for sure! Good idea, good shot.

Excellent compo and POV (very original POV indeed !), nice warm colors. Very good.



cocasse et bien vue la prise à travers de cette petite fenêtre en tissu, le bateau est bien cadré de justesse,les couleurs sont bien rendues et l'ensemble bien equilibré; merci , amicalement Bi

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2007-03-07 14:52]

Hola Wilson.
Very good composition, nicely framed with good perspective, great colors and sharpness. This is a very original shot, well done. TFS.

Interesting shot Wilson. I like how the tent window frames the ship. Great idea on this. Thanks for sharing.


Well, the framing couldn't be better, Wilson and I guess it was a beautiful place for camping :O) You sure managed to click at the right time.

:O) Tina

Hi Wilson... certainly unusual sight in your creative shot; the boat passing thru a hole in the tent of course something rarely seen... but also good colours and exposure, cheers :) Daniel

  • Guluzar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 42 N: 48] (379)
  • [2007-03-13 16:58]

Excellent shot...nice and clear, lovely color and mood...what else can I say? Good work.

well done

Excellent cadrage pour cette photo. toutes mes félicitations.

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  • MeAT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 39 N: 203] (1174)
  • [2007-03-16 22:43]

Excellent and original shot! Now I wish I had bought a red tent instead of blue!

MeAT :)

Hi Wilson. I love the sense of place in this shot, it brings back memories from not too long ago of summer camping. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
Cheers, Paul.

Hello Wilson,

Great framing! The unusual surrounding to this picture is what really makes it. The boat is perfectly captured. The red of the tent also brings out the small patches of red on the flags.

Just in time to get the boat to fit the frame so perfectly. I always like the use of natural framing

Hi Wilson!
a very good and original idea here!
The colours are wonderful!

Hi Wilson,
a very well composed shot! congrats as you have captured in no time.

One of the most unusual compositions that I have seen on TE for a while, Wilson, and very effective. Your timing was perfect - a few seconds later and you would have missed this photo op. I note you took it in 1998, but it could just have well have been 1968. Cheers . . . David

Hi Wilson,
very interesting POV and nice colors contributing the scene with a very photographic object: boat.

Hi Wilson, i'm not sure to have already come visit your gallery and i have tosay i have pleasure browsing it. I'll pick this one, even if it already had lot of success and for sure everything had been said but to say a big "waouu" ... this is beautiful and what a place and POV from your tent !
That gives a beautiful compo and graphical picture

What a wonderful perspective. INteresting nd not something I've ever seen. Good job.

what a neat perspective. I love to camp but never thought about using the opening for a frame. Very creative.

Hello Wilson,

Here I enthusiastically join the chorus of admirers of the superb shot. You've timed that fleeting moment when the ferry was passing by, and framed it with the tent-portal. Well done! The colors are very dramatic also.

Warm regards,

What an excellent POV. I like your view looking out of this little hole in your tent, with such a beautiful view of the lake and the boat. Good timing for this one.

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3995] (27462)
  • [2007-04-30 22:02]

Very well composed shot here. Interesting the POV and colors to show the boat from the tend.

Wel done.


Hi Wilson
Sorry for left this lovely shot ;)
What a good capture this oldie boat.
Good compo and good idea
TFS/Kind regards

Great idea you had! Great shot and great moment!


une agreable vue par la fenetre de la tente -

excellente idée


Hi Wilson. I just saw this on your featured photos. What a great view to wake up to. Excellent.

Hi wilson,

A nice photo of the boat taken through the window of your tent, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. A critique from Cayo Coco, Cuba. I will be back in Montreal on June 3rd around 0050.


Hi Wilson,
This is a very nice shot, Good idea using the tent to frame the shot. Good timing and composition.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2007-06-09 5:00]

Hello Wilson,
a very nice and model shot with view the passenger boat going past the tent opening.The grass as foreground gives a contrast hue to your capture.A very beautiful place for camping with this framing to be really great. Well done.
Have a good weekend,Danos

Olá, esta fotografica captou de imediato a minha atenção, muito boa foto. Parabéns.
Momento bem captado, grande vista ao acordar!

hi wilson,

Beautifully crafted, with a daring composition and great perspective and POV, A work one can be proud about.
best regards

Try as I might to avoid heaping further praise on your most popular photo - I just couldn't help myself - it's really good, and the odd thing is, it really doesn't come across as a "camping" shot. Somehow that light coming through the red material, and the grandeur of the passing boat, make me think that this must be some grand marquee filled with proncess and princesses sipping chamgpagne and nibbling cavier on the watery banks of their very own kingdom.

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  • PerR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 146 N: 321] (1513)
  • [2007-07-22 11:57]

Hello Wilson.
Unusual but great POV. Good exposure gives the photo great light and colours. Well done. TFS


Hola Wilson
He visitado tu galería y me he encontrado con esta gran composición.
Muy bien realizada has esperado el momento justo, digno del mejor fotógrafo, me refiero ha que no has cortado el barco, pues es la base de esta original y trabajada fotografía.
Buen trabajo
Un saludo.

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  • utkue Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 655 W: 12 N: 498] (3420)
  • [2007-09-24 8:46]

Hello Wilson,
Perfect idea and great capture.
Composition, contrast, colours and sunlight are wonderfull in this photo.
Best regards from Ankara and have a nice week.

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2007-09-29 8:50]

Hi Wilson,

An excellent shot. A wonderful idea to shoot through the tent opening and use it as a frame.
A superb job! Have a nice week end!



bonjour Wilson,
une image très originale et très bien réalisée, bravo,

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2007-12-03 20:10]

Wilson this is such an interesting photograph where the framing of the opening brings a pleasant view to the passing passenger boat. Very good work here!!!

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2007-12-16 8:02]

Hi Wilson,
This is the sort of photograph that I would like to take. I admire your able reaction to seeing the opportunity with excellent technique and composition. Regards,

Hi Wilson and Happy New Year!

This photo you are presenting it gives me the impression of adventure. The way you have framed the boat with the tent is almost like an ad for an adventure company.

Hello Wilson,

that's really a fantastic idea to shot from this pov.I like this image very much.Well done.My compliments.

With regards from Luxembourg


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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2008-02-26 9:07]

Hi Wilson,
very well captured and framed shot in a really original and attractive way. The not simple light conditions are very well managed and considering that the image is scanned, is of a very good technical quality. Nice work!
Tfs and best wishes.

Hi Wilson,
Very interesting result with this pov, good jdea, bravo !

Hello Wilson,

This is an original way of framing this famous vessel!
And what a great spot to camp, the lake provides the best possible surroundings to spend the night...
A creative and artistic capture!

Pablo -

Hi Wilson
this is a perfect cropping. The red color give a nice window to this boat.
Well done

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7512 W: 201 N: 7196] (50508)
  • [2009-02-28 22:48]

Hi Wilson,
your old Canon performance was great. its incredible point of view with good timing. beautiful colours too my friend. Have a great Sunday.

I love the framining, it just fits together perfect! It is a very pleasant shot!

Hello Wilson,

You chose a good POV to take this shot. A nice photo with a well managed framing and superb colors. Well done!

I wish you a Merry Christmas,


A really good idea to use the tent opening to frame this shot and perfect timing to capture the boat just as it passes by. A great advert for camping. Where could you get a window with a better view?


Hi Wilson,
complimenti per questa bellissima immagine, ricca di originalità.
Il battello in transito arricchisce di sicuro la composizione.

Bravo! TFS!

Bonjour Wilson,
Cette photo est superbe avec un très beau cadrage et une originalité certaine. Les couleurs de la tente font merveille.

Hi, Wilson.
Nice pov, really a good picture.
I too would love to be there!
Well done.

Hi Wilson, great idea really this fantastic view from open camping house. Perfect sharpness of all details and specially on the boat. :))
Greetings, have a nice weekend ... Marino

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