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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Not Another Canoe Ride!Pentax K3

    Not Another Canoe Ride!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5430 W: 88 N: 13000] (61442)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 5:26]
    Hi Craig,
    spectacular view! No surprise Tosca wants to get back here!
    I see you have a series of several pics from your own country. That is almost a surprise nowadays as you are switching between so many countries and trips.
    I have heard about this park of course but while I lived in US I could not afford much travel and California offered so many attractions locally...
    Fantastic geometry here the mountain seems so asymmetrical and you have perfectly used this aspect. Together with the reflection the final effect is truly extraordinary. Quite a challenging light but I like you kept it very natural.
    Excellent work!!
    M

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: La ferme au bor du LacNikon D800

    La ferme au bor du Lac
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9353 W: 0 N: 14236] (130091)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 5:21]
    Hi Nicolas,
    fantastic multi-layered composition! I like how the land is intertwined here with the water element. Nice colors too, the water is so green! The little house in the middle makes an interesting point to focus on. I like also the trees in the foreground.
    Excellent work!
    M

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: After a long hard climbSony DSC HX200v

    After a long hard climb
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7865 W: 120 N: 15080] (82572)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 5:18]
    Ciao Luciano,
    beautiful sight indeed, I would love to have the opportunity to climb the stairs. Great POV which I did not see before from this lovely town. It seems you have a lot of fun traveling through the Baltic states. You had a great light at the top, which contributed to amazing atmosphere. I like the architecture too especially the two churches, but I can also spot the towers of the city walls.
    Excellent work!
    M

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Santa Rita ChurchCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Santa Rita Church
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 39 N: 2899] (11960)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 0:35]
    Hi Alexandre,
    beautiful picture! I like very much this lovely church and amazing composition with the little stairs leading the eye to the main theme. This is so picturesque! I like very much the vivid well saturated colors!
    Excellent work!!
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: La villeNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    La ville
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5686 W: 0 N: 5498] (67438)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 0:21]
    Bonjour Serge,
    amazing skyline. Again: it is still so new to me and works quite surprising: at the first sight I thought: where is it?
    Very nice presentation of this old-new panorama. The tower is well positioned off the centre.
    Very well done!!
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Glasgow Riverside MuseumCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Glasgow Riverside Museum
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1429 W: 399 N: 5486] (22162)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 0:16] [+]
    Hi John,
    funny thing -as you know I have also showed a picture from a similar type of museum. I admire your photo though. I was not able to capture the spirit of the old times in my photo, so in the end I just selected a photo with a nice cloud above a charming street but these museums have a unique charm which you have well caught here. The car is of course the main theme but also the surrounding is so entirely old stylish. I wonder though about the SUBWAY store at the end. I doubt it was there in old times so I assume it must be a real place to eat, which is a great idea too.
    Except for Beamish I have seen similar places although smaller in Hartlepool (Maritime Experience) and Preston Park in Stockton, they have a little street or so styled to the old times.
    It is interesting especially for children I guess.
    Lovely presentation, excellent work,
    M

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: In Shwedagon

    In Shwedagon
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6100 W: 91 N: 15813] (86455)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 0:08]
    Czesc Malgorzata,
    ale to piekne miejsce i nie potrafie sobie wyobrazic lepszej kompozycji! Te swiatynie wygladaja po prostu pieknie -niesamowite kolory takie zywe ze az oczy bola! Super posadzka cos w rodzaju tych ktore bywaja w Portugalii z interesujacym bialo czarnym wzorem. Znakomita kompozycja -podoba mi sie ta ramka przy pomocy ornamentu i swietne pasuje do dwoch szpiczastych wiez, tak jakby ktos to zaprojektowal dokladnie pod ten widok. Osoby siedzace przy wejsciu rowniez dodaja uroku.
    Po prostu doskonala fotografia i naprawde zachecajaca do odwiedzin w tym miejscu.
    Ciekawe ze ci przechodnie maja cos w rodzaju cienia, jakby zdjecie bylo poruszone. Wyglada tak jakby rzeczywiscie aparat zrobil dwie fotografie i je pozniej sam nalozyl. A wiec HDR.
    Gratulacje! To pierwsza fotografia ktora naprawde zacheca mnie do podrozy do tego kraju!
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nature near Rohechouart

    Nature near Rohechouart
    cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1255 W: 76 N: 1048] (9598)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-31 0:01]
    Bonjour Adrian,
    beautiful natural scene. I like the well saturated color tones. Green and blue are known to have a calming effect and so this photo works very relaxing.
    Nice asymmetric composition. The water aspect adds a very nice touch with the vivid reflection.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Louvre ReflectionsCanon Powershot A720 IS

    Louvre Reflections
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5173 W: 53 N: 8696] (29066) *



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-30 13:48]
    Hi Lars,
    it is a very photogenic spot. I probably have it as well in my TE gallery. You have captured the architecture at a great light -everything turns orange. Everything crispy sharp we can admire all the smallest details.
    Very nice contrast of the sharp architecture with its smooth blurred reflection in the pyramide.
    The latter adds a nice diagonal touch.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Mount-Royal, Montreal 08/1978Fujica compact35 (prints)

    Mount-Royal, Montreal 08/1978
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7177 W: 598 N: 13404] (62945)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-30 12:13]
    Hi Ike
    amazing quality of the scan! I have to really struggle to get something out of my old prints or negatives.
    Watching this charming scene as well as pics often presented by holmertz I learn to appreciate more the presence of people in photos. Here as well the old cars add such a nice touch! And I always complain so much when the cars are blocking my main view.
    Very well done, thanks for sharing!
    M

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Ashford Castle IICanon EOS 60D

    Ashford Castle II
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3188 W: 18 N: 7761] (27418)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-30 12:09]
    Hi Noel,
    I have heard about this luxurious hotel somewhere else already. It looks very impressive indeed. Beautiful presentation here with quite challenging but extraordinary light -the final effect is stunning with great dark clouds and the vivid reflection in the foreground. This castle is really huge! How could I have missed it! Great place to stay if one wants to explore beautiful County Mayo :)
    Excellent work,
    M

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Karlovasi port view I

    Karlovasi port view I
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5025 W: 22 N: 8209] (59883)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-30 12:04]
    Hi Costantino,
    lovely composition, I like in particular the empty bench, so inviting and making a very relaxing accent here. Very well spotted, great work,
    M

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Mother Teresa BoulevardNikon D 90

    Mother Teresa Boulevard
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10796 W: 994 N: 20835] (104245)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-28 4:43]
    Hi Chris,
    indeed I was quite confused seeing this capital town under Serbia. I guess some countries are recognized by others or not. For example the Crimea now has been practically taken over by Russia but no other country recognizes it. It is a bit like with the Eurovision song contest, countries have sympathies to selected countries. Poland has a sympathy towards Serbia as it is a Slavic country as well -however we have been dependent from Russia so long that we are rather supporting autonomic movements. And so Poland has recognized Kosovo even though we are historically closer to Serbs. Russia did not recognize it as Serbia has very strong ties with Russia. Also the end of the war in the Balkan peninsula is mainly thanks to NATO/USA -and so everything from NATO is opposed by Russia automatically. Lovely place, very well presented. This blue hour has a dark grey mood. Nice use of the fountain in the foreground.
    Everything well thought through.
    Regarding the locations Porteplume has a separate thread on the forum where you can report problems, I see if I can enquire about Kosovo.

    Thanks for sharing this so exotic and so close journey.
    M

  • SyriaSyria
    Title: Dead lion

    Dead lion
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6100 W: 91 N: 15813] (86455)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-27 8:39]
    Czesc Malgorzata,
    uroczy lew rzeczywiscie. Ciekawie widac jak brakujace miejsca zostaly wypelnione nowym betonem.
    To wyglada jak miejsce z atmosfera. Ja czesto wole chodzic dokola tzn byc na zewnatrz niz wchodzic do ciemnego wnetrza.
    Ogromnie szkoda ze to miejsce zostalo zniszczone.
    Ja nie bede mial okazji go juz zobaczyc...
    Niesamowite ze to sie dzieje niemal na naszych oczach ze budowle chocby tak charakterystyczne jal WTC w NYC znikaja z panoramy miasta na zawsze.
    I to wszystko za naszych niby nowoczesnych czasow.
    No ale oczywiscie sam fakt ze ludzie sie morduja z tak prozaicznych powodow , badz tez, jak to u nas w Polsce nie potrafia rzeczowo rozmawiac w polityce ale zachowuja sie jak dzieci...
    Troche wstyd ze ludzkosc sie cofa w rozwoju. Zamiast stanac ponad podzialami i skupic sie na wspolnym dobru.
    Tymczasem ludzie i tu i tam robia sie coraz bardziej pazerni. Sa bardziej sklonni doprowadzic do kryzysu globalnego niz zrezygnowac z kupna kolejnej rezydencji.
    A moze tak naprawde nic sie od czasow starozytnych tak naprawde nie zmienilo?

    Swiatlo mialas tutaj troche niekorzystne nie mniej teraz to zdjecie ma tak ogromna wartosc...
    Pozdrawiam,
    M

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Trondheim Cathedral

    Trondheim Cathedral
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6100 W: 91 N: 15813] (86455)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-12 13:35]
    Czesc Malgorzata,
    jak tylko zobaczylem to zdjecie to sobie od razu pomyslalem o katedrze z Salisbury ktora nota bene nie tak dawno pokazalem choc nie od strony fasady. Ale od frontu pokazal ja chyba Ben. Tak czy owak przy tym przyblizeniu podobienstwo bylo uderzajace, no ale jesli sie rzuci okiem na zdjecie w workshopie to podobienstwo znika. Bardziej mi sie zreszta podoba to zdjecie z workszopa bo ciekawia mnie te wieze.
    Tak czy owak nie spodziewalem sie tego typu architektury w Norwegii i to tak daleko na polnocy.
    A zatem nie tylko piekna przyroda ale rowniez ciekawe miasta mozna tam ogladac.
    No coz -jak juz pisalem Craigowi -Norwegii nie zobacze chyba nigdy w zyciu bo mieszkajac w kraju w ktorym praktycznie nie ma lata i slonca (o przepraszam dzis kiedy bylem w pracy byl sloneczny dzien) raczej marzy sie zeby jechac na wakacje gdzies gdzie swieci slonce...Biorac wiec pod uwage ze moge sie wybrac raz dwa razy do roku na wakacje -raczej nie bedzie to polnoc -jakkolwiek piekna by ona nie byla :)
    Tym bardziej przyjemnie mi sie oglada cudze zdjecia :)
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Black Sea Beauties - XINikon D 5000

    Black Sea Beauties - XI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5781 W: 492 N: 16313] (89100)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-12 11:49]
    Hi Mesut,
    amazing place with spectacular setting. I like the fragment in the very right -where we can spot space opening in the distance with a nice bluish tone.
    The vegetation here makes an attractive for the eye diagonal from which the monastery appears.
    Incredible composition of the rock, vegetation, architecture and nature.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: One day to Rochilles #6Canon PowerShot S5IS

    One day to Rochilles #6
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 113 N: 1117] (7219)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-12 11:46]
    Hi Delphine,
    so they could have arrested you, thinking you may be a spy :) The repeated motif of the man in uniform makes a nice effect, they seem aligned so nicely here as if they were posing for you. And everything in this amazing scenery! Great capture! Congratulations!
    M

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Naxos island view IV

    Naxos island view IV
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5025 W: 22 N: 8209] (59883)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-12 11:41]
    Hi Costantino,
    very original shape of the harbour. I like how you have showed it quite symmetrically making a square of it in the foreground. People seem so little there -they allow us to imagine the scale of the pl. Perspective of the harbour make nice diagonals which create a feeling of depth. Quite a nice scenery opening behind with the hills at the very back.
    Beautiful work,
    M

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Waves of Rossio Square

    Waves of Rossio Square
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2375 W: 0 N: 1332] (8695)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-12 11:33]
    Hallo Wolfgang,
    I like very much those Portuguese pavements! You have captured this one very well, just by looking at it I feel quite dizzy. Amazing effect, nice street scene in the centre. I like very much Lisbon, everything is so beautiful there.
    Nice reportage,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Waiting for Rest

    Waiting for Rest
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2057 W: 17 N: 4179] (16758) *



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 95 N: 7785] (32483) [2015-08-12 11:30] [+]
    Hola Maria,
    I like very much the very suitable title :) In particular Americans use the word restroom, I think in the UK it is less popular. You are so funny taking pictures people waiting for the bathroom. It is quite an interesting idea -I guess people waiting for toilet may have very particular faces showing some sort of tension...
    Here the line did not seem too long hence quite relaxed face of this lady. Let's hope she does not find this picture someday..
    M

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