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  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: 1860's Head Office BuildingCanon EOS Rebel T3i

    1860's Head Office Building
    bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1307 W: 119 N: 2610] (12841)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-24 8:01]
    Hello Andre,

    You have written a very interesting note about this place and also given us a beautiful photograph to accompany it.

    Your composition is excellent, the very tall and slender tree on the left perfectly placed in the freame and holding the whole composition together very well. The building itself is lovely and you have portrayed it against a fine background of tree covered slopes and beneath a fabulous clear blue sky.

    Lovely sunny light, fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Making selfie in Iguazu

    Making selfie in Iguazu
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5489 W: 86 N: 14152] (79807)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-23 3:26]
    Hi Malgo,

    What a wonderful and beautiful place to spend a few hours wandering around and taking in all of Nature's beauty and majesty!

    You have captured this scene perfectly, even including the person in the distance standing on a rocky outcrop taking a "selfie"! Your composition is delightful and the pathway and steps (with some visitors) lead us perfectly towards those magnificent falls.

    Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Recoleta - for Noel and John

    Recoleta - for Noel and John
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5489 W: 86 N: 14152] (79807)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-23 2:20]
    Hi Malgo,

    Thank you for your kind dedication - I'm sure Noel will be very delighted by this too!

    You've written (as always) an interesting note and also shown us three excellent photographs from this famous cemetery. Very nice too that you have included a picture of Eva Peron's tomb as well.

    This does indeed look like a lovely peaceful place and I'm sure it would be easy and interesting to spend a few hours exploring it. Unlike the cemetery in Glasgow which is rather dull and dismal, this place looks bright and the pale coloured stone makes it look far less depressing. It's almost like a small town with its proper roads lined by trees with colourful flowers.

    This is a very nicely composed shot with lots of detail and the lone person walking in the distance helps to draw us into the image. Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards and Thank You once again!

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Wintery beauties - INikon F 90x

    Wintery beauties - I
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5625 W: 492 N: 15674] (85358)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-23 1:28]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    This is the pretty side of winter and snow - not the miserable side of winter when it takes you four hours to travel 15 kilometres through traffic chaos caused by snow!

    A beautiful winter scene with gorgeous soft light and colours and wonderful clear textures seen in this freshly fallen snow. The photograph is also of remarkable quality considering it has been scanned from an Ektachrome slide - perfect exposure and strunning details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: First snow of the yearNikon D 5000

    First snow of the year
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5625 W: 492 N: 15674] (85358)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 13:49] [+]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    We have had little snow in lowland Scotland this year also but, as with you, when it comes it can cause chaos with roads and traffic.

    But this is a much more pleasant view of snow and you have captured this beautiful little scene perfectly. I love the fine textures of the virgin snow which your photograph shows so very well. The play of light and shade is sublime and those little spindly bare twigs just add to the appeal. But by now, I guess, this snow has probably all disappeared.

    A very fine photograph with gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Sharp ShadowsSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Sharp Shadows
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4237 W: 7 N: 6582] (49280)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 13:42]
    Hello Brian,

    This is another of your wonderfully graphic images of modern London architecture. Again, not only is your viewpoint both novel and well thought out but your timing has also been excellent to have the shadows of surrounding buildings perfectly arranged on the sides of this striking building.

    Lovely light and colours and your usual exquisite technical image quality.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Cotehele QuayNikonD300s

    Cotehele Quay
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1102 W: 41 N: 2062] (14607)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 13:27]
    Hello Les,

    This is a lovely tranquil photograph with lovely soft light and colours. Your composition is both excellent and pleasing, the little old winch or derrick perfectly placed and the stone wall making a fine foreground feature. I am sure that in times past this place would have been buzzing with activity and probably wouldn't have looked half so attractive.

    Lovely soft light and colours, a glorious sky and your usual stunning details and clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: regardsCANON EOS 6D

    regards
    vladic Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 119 W: 37 N: 296] (4479)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 12:54]
    Hello Wladyslaw,

    An interesting note about the Tate Britain and a very fine photograph to accompany it!

    It is interesting that the man is clearly bending and trying to read the notes about this painting, while the subject of the painting is giving you perfect eye contact!

    A very well composed candid shot with lovely soft light and very true colours. Despite the low levels of light, you have still managed to produce a photograph with excellent technical quality, no noise and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le banc d'ArguinNikon D 90

    Le banc d'Arguin
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2311 W: 1179 N: 2209] (30597)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 12:39]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Another fine photograph from your walk and dune climbing yesterday. You have obviously had better weather than we have been having - lots of wind but also a lot of heavy rain and sleet.

    A beautiful clear day in your photograph with lovely light and fine textures seen in the sandy beach. And your photographer in typical pose makes a fine focal point and is perfectly placed in the frame.

    Lovely light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The tower and the fountainCanon EOS 60D

    The tower and the fountain
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6603 W: 236 N: 11453] (76850)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 10:31]
    Bonjour Jean Jacques,

    Well, you must have a very steady hand to be able to shoot at 1/10 second - and your camera has behaved very well at ISO 2000 as well.

    This is a well composed photograph, the iconic Eiffel Tower holding the composition firmly at the left and nicely balanced by the illuminated fountain. Despite the high ISO and slow shutter speed, the light, colours and sharpness are excellent and the inclusion of some people adds interest too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • MaliMali
    Title: Mainly made of mud

    Mainly made of mud
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3739 W: 313 N: 8112] (41707)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 7:55]
    Hello Gert,

    Well, there's certainly nothing wrong with using mud as a building material. In fact, I saw a programme on television recently which was extolling the virtues of "rammed earth" buildings which have been gaining popularity in many places, particularly Australia and some drier parts of America.

    Apart from the solitary figure and a tiny amount of greenery, this photograph is almost entirely monochrome ochre/yellow. But that does not detract from its appeal because you have composed this shot extremely well so that the lines of the various passageways lead us through the image to the distant spires. The man too is perfectly placed in the frame and the light and contrasts are excellent.

    Splendid!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Close encounter

    Close encounter
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 773 W: 62 N: 1477] (8583)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 7:30] [+]
    Hello Daniel,

    This is another amazing photograph from your excursion to Iceland and, as you so rightly say, you do get a much closer and better view of these icebergs from a zodiac boat rather than from the shore.

    But I believe that icebergs like this can be extremely dangerous to passing boats. I was on a university trip to East Greenland in 1970 (I was very young then!) and many of the icebergs in the fjords were "grounded" on the bottom - i.e. they were not floating but were sitting on the rock beneath the water and were therefore top-heavy and unstable: every now and again an iceberg would roll over or even collapse and disintegrate - very dangerous if you were nearby in a boat. In fact, on one occasion we camped here. We had sailed safely between these smaller icebergs, dragged our boat a few metres up the shore and pitched our tent. About an hour after we had landed, there was a loud crashing sound and one of these icebergs had collapsed. A huge wave came at us - it seemed to be at least a metre high by the time it hit the shore - and it lifted our little boat and even flooded our tent. Luckily we managed to hold the boat safely and we didn't lose any equipment but if we'd been sailing near the iceberg I am sure we would have been capsized or even killed.

    Anyway, enough of that story! At least you survived your trip safely. This image is truly magical. Of course, in Greenland we had hardly any rain at all in summer and so I've never seen an iceberg sculpted like this by rainfall. The colours and shapes are fabulous and you have also managed to capture the wonderful textures perfectly. A stunningly sharp and clear photograph, perfectly taken.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Baltimore Morning

    Baltimore Morning
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2835 W: 85 N: 6951] (31427)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 5:08]
    Hello Rosemary,

    As always, you have given us a very interesting and informative note as well as a very fine photograph to illustrate it.

    The warm autumn morning light is delicious, warming up not only the landscape but also the clouds above. Your composition is very pleasing, the solitary boat perfectly placed in the frame as also are the distant houses, also brightly lit by the rising sun.

    Beautiful rich colours, perfect exposure and, as ever, stunning details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Orange chairsSony DSC HX200v

    Orange chairs
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7349 W: 119 N: 14030] (77798)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 4:58]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    A very interesting note about the celebrations of Santa Barbara and a very fine photograph of this plaza.

    The orange tables and chairs certainly do add impact to this photograph as well as giving lots of foreground interest. I presume that you took this picture fairly early in the day before a lot of people arrived here to fill the chairs.

    The light is glorious and really picks out those orange features brilliantly. But the view across the square to the colourful buildings surrounding it is delightful too. Lovely light and colours, a fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Higher Up Whitby StepsNikon D200

    Higher Up Whitby Steps
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 4:29]
    Hello Bev,

    Another fine picture of the famous Whitby steps, this time taken from a little farther up them from your last shot. Hee, hee, isn't having a camera and taking photographs the perfect excuse to stop to catch your breath while climbing a hill or steps like these?

    And another fine composition too with the line of the steps leading us gently down to the harbour and the buildings across the water, the solitary person in blue with a green rucksack perfectly placed at the farthest visible part of the steps.

    Lovely soft light, true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. And what a clever way to have raised the money for restoration of these steps. Does every step have a little plaque on it or would that be too much temptation for vandals?

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Alcázar of Seville #2Olympus OMD EM5

    Alcázar of Seville #2
    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2767 W: 23 N: 4562] (33925)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 4:04]
    Hello Gosia,

    An interesting note and a very fine photograph to accompany it!

    As you say in your note, it is the wonderful light which makes this photograph so special and you have coped with it extremely well. In fact, it's remarkable that the room is so well illuminated and we can pick out details of this man's face and clothing and yet the view of the outside through the window is not at all overexposed.

    I love the play of the light and shade on the walls and the reflections on the patterned floor. You have composed this picture very pleasingly, the light and colours are superb, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards and have a lovely Sunday,

    John.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: the balcony windowNikon D90

    the balcony window
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2967 W: 259 N: 4223] (18462)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 13:58]
    Hello Saša,

    Another fine picture from this same building but this time of a window with a balcony. But, just like your last photograph, this one is also immaculately presented with beautiful light and colours, a fine strong composition and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: sexy customsCANON EOS 600D

    sexy customs
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5516 W: 95 N: 8751] (48220)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 13:09]
    Hello Gerrit,

    An interesting note and a brilliant candid photograph from the customs area of an airport in Cuba!

    Not only is this lady customs official dressed rather sexily with her fishnet stockings, she is also posing in quite a sexy manner too and obviously enjoying her conversation with her male counterpart.

    But this place also looks incredibly relaxed - I cannot imagine that you would be allowed to take out your camera and start taking photographs in the customs areas of any airport in Europe! Definitely verboten!

    Despite the poor light and your use of a high ISO (3200) this phtoograph has turned out very well and has really captured the mood of the moment - so you can certainly be excused just a little noise in this picture!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Tempête de sableNikon D 90

    Tempête de sable
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2311 W: 1179 N: 2209] (30597) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 10:37]
    Bonjour Claude,

    At first I thought that this was a snow scene - until I looked at your workshop picture.

    Two excellent photographs from your walk (and climb!) earlier today, your main picture simply and beautifully composed with the climbers ahead shown silhouetted in bright sunlight against the dune and the deep blue sky above. Your workshop picture gives an elegant demonstration of life on the top of the dune and the sandstorm there.

    And both photographs have lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness too.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: ThingvellirPentax Optio RZ10

    Thingvellir
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 7 N: 239] (1305)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 10:03]
    Bonjour Jean,

    This is a perfect upload for TE - a very interesting and informative note and a very fine photograph to accompany it. And, yes, I do see the fox's head!

    This is a stunningly clear and sharp photograph, very well composed with the line of the river leading us perfectly to the distant buildings on the horizon. But what really makes this one so special for me is the beautiful light and the way it illuminates the foreground snow, bringing out its beautiful textures so that we feel we can almost see every flake of it.

    The light and colours are beautiful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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