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  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Fisherwoman and her catfish

    Fisherwoman and her catfish
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5997 W: 91 N: 15471] (85179)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-30 3:16]
    Hi Malgo,

    Another fine photograph from Ĺ! And what a contrast - the lovely friendly sweet smile of the young fisherwoman and the horrid ugly grimace of the catfish she is holding!

    Three lovely colourful photographs and again we can see the "stockfish" drying on these wooden racks in one of your pictures too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Tracks Across the FieldNikon D-300

    Tracks Across the Field
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3574 W: 222 N: 8208] (33007)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-30 3:04]
    Hello Bev,

    Ah, ha, the confessions of a dehydrated alcoholic photographer! And, yes, this indeed is a scene which could have been captured on canvas by Constable two centuries ago though the parallel tractor tracks might have been absent in those days. I'm sure too that Les is quite correct in believing that these tracks were made not at the time of seeding but much more recently.

    Be that as it may, the tracks act here very well as important "lead-in" lines in your fine composition, taking us past the rather regal oak in the left foreground, through the ripening field and off to the distant houses where, no doubt, resides your little pub!

    The light is beautifully soft, the colours true and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Bridal Veil

    The Bridal Veil
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5272 W: 371 N: 11162] (54659)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-30 2:51]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    I'm not sure who said or wrote it and I can't remember quite where I read it, but I do recall that somebody once stated that there were no decent photographic images to be found more than 50 yards from a car park. I can't imagine that to be true but it does give some support to those of us who struggle to lug heavy photographic equipment (not to mention our heavy bodies) any significant distance.

    I agree that photographing waterfalls can be difficult - but please don't be so self deprecating - in my humble opinion this is a wonderful shot!

    Also in my opinion, it's not so much the exposure that's difficult to get right: rather it's a satisfactory composition which is difficult to achieve and I believe you've managed that perfectly here with the water flowing nicely along a fine diagonal and with the moss covered rock at the bottom holding the whole composition together very neatly.

    And your exposure is pretty good too - O.K., there's maybe a couple of areas of the water which are a tad too bright but otherwise I think it's spot-on with perfect detail visible in both the deepest shadows and also the brightest parts of the image.

    Lovely soft light and gorgeous colours, this is a cracker!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Different perspectiveCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Different perspective
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 95 N: 7740] (32333)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 14:08]
    Hello Mariusz,

    This is a beautiful photograph, very well composed and technically perfect too.

    In fact, I think Bulent has described the composition here perfectly - those three arches of the bridge, together with their reflections in the calm water, make a wonderful triptych of three distinct and attractive scenes and are perfectly placed in the frame, dominating the distant view. And the moored boats make a fine foreground while the water's edge gives a lovely and natural lead-in to the whole image.

    An interesting note too.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Modeling sessionCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Modeling session
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4007 W: 321 N: 8779] (44420)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 9:16] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    Very well done for being able to capture this scene so effectively without even being noticed by any of these three pretty young girls! I'm wondering if they were just talking pictures for fun or if they were seriously thinking of futures in the modelling world? Was this the only photographer or did each of the girls take turns at taking pictures?

    Despite your quick shooting, you have produced a well composed photograph in which all three girls actually stand out remarkably well against their slightly dull backgrounds. Light and colours are excellent as also are details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Thank you for your reply regarding W.A. Mozart's visit to Olomouc!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Polyommatus daphnis

    Polyommatus daphnis
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10238 W: 132 N: 20318] (129304)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 6:06]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    This is a beautiful portrait of this fine specimen of a "Meleager's blue" butterfly with absolutely stunning details and sharpness against a very nicely out of focus and non-distracting background. The light is wonderfully soft and the colours very subtle and true. I also like your simple composition with the creature placed perfectly in the frame.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Ghost Town Window

    Ghost Town Window
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1695 W: 0 N: 4237] (20701) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 5:52]
    Hello Ann,

    This is a very well seen an very well taken shot, particularly in so far as you have chosen an excellent high and somewhat oblique viewpoint not only to capture the doll perfectly but also to take in its dark surroundings, so giving the whole image a rather "spooky" aspect!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Squares of Olomouc (and a street)Canon Ixus 1000 HS

    Squares of Olomouc (and a street)
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4007 W: 321 N: 8779] (44420)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 5:27] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    As always, you have written an interesting and comprehensive note and this time given us three fine photographs of what looks to be an attractive city of Olomouc.

    All three photographs are both interesting and also attractive on account of their rather lovely colours and architecture as well as the presence of people.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. As a great fan of W.A. Mozart, I just had to do a little research of my own: I'm not sure if any of the places in which he stayed actually feature in any of these three photographs of yours. But Mozart visited Olomouc with his family for a couple of months in late 1767 when he was aged just eleven years. Apparently the family initially took lodging in the Black Eagle Inn (Hauenschild Palace). Unfortunately Wolfgang shortly after arrival developed symptoms of smallpox and the family moved to the residence of the capitular's deanery (today the Archdiocesan Museum), where they stayed with the dean of the Olomouc Chapter, Count Podstatský. Thankfully the young Mozart made a successful recovery following treatment by the count's personal physician, Dr. Joseph Wolff.

    The young Mozart also completed his 6th Symphony during his stay in Olomouc.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Handy matters - X

    Handy matters - X
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5764 W: 492 N: 16186] (88484)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 4:32]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    You manage to produce some wonderful photographs using your mobile 'phone or "handy" and this is another excellent one in which we can almost feel the rough textures of the ancient woodwork of this old house.

    The light and colours are excellent as also are the details and sharpness. The only thing which worries me is that old metal stove pipe coming out through the wooden walls - I'm wondering if that might be a fire hazard! Otherwise, a perfect capture of this old traditional building.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: reflet d'instrumentNikon D800

    reflet d'instrument
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9224 W: 0 N: 14224] (128864)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 4:24]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    What a wonderfully colourful and interesting shot! And how spectacularly the large bell of this tuba works as a wide angle lens, capturing the wide scene of the surrounding streets and buildings!

    Very well seen and very well taken with lovely light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Walk  in the meadows

    Walk in the meadows
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 276 N: 8534] (70941)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 3:39]
    Bonjour Denis,

    A fine view of this glorious Alpine meadow, the colourful wild flowers making a stunning foreground to the distant view of pine forests and rugged snow capped mountains. The two walkers on the right add human interest as well as a sense of scale and also lead us to the track which leads us into the distance.

    Beautiful soft light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Hamnoy in summer

    Hamnoy in summer
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5997 W: 91 N: 15471] (85179)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 3:17] [+]
    Hi Malgo,

    Another beautiful series of pictures from Lofoten, this time from Hamnoy and showing us the place perfectly with its bridge, its interesting houses on stilts and the beautiful flora in this little community.

    All your photographs are delightful but I think your main one is my favourite - it has a fine composition and the red buildings stand out beautifully against thebrowns of the rocks and the greens of the grassland.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I see that the houses are built on stilts but there are also other constructions of "stilts" but without any buildings on top - almost like raised platforms - what are they for?

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Magic night in A

    Magic night in A
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5997 W: 91 N: 15471] (85179)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 2:56]
    Hi Malgo,

    I can understand why this evening photograph from Ĺ is your favourite from your recent short trip to northern Norway and Lofoten. The light here is stunningly beautiful and the double rainbow is an added bonus. The sky is gorgeous but the reflections of it on the sea are also delightful and you have composed this image very well too with the little hill with its pylon on the left nicely balancing the building on the right.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Northern beach

    Northern beach
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5997 W: 91 N: 15471] (85179)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 2:48]
    Hi Malgo,

    Three wonderful photographs of your time on this northern Norwegian beach and an interesting note to accompany it.

    I must confess that I would have been like you - I might have laid myself down in the warm sun but I would certainly have kept my thick boots on and wouldn't have ventured into that freezing cold water! Even the little child in your "main" picture looks frozen with his little bright red hands!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Stormy day over the StooksNikonD300s

    Stormy day over the Stooks
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 41 N: 2209] (15405)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 2:35] [+]
    Hello Les,

    An interesting note and two gorgeous photographs to accompany it!

    The fabulous light is what makes your main photograph so appealing - the bright sunlight in the mid-ground which lights up the yellow/green fields and the distant part of the near field of cut crops and stooks of straw - in contrast to the slightly darker background and nearest foreground. And what a fabulously interesting and complex sky, studded with its thousands of brightly lit clouds disappearing off to the horizon. A very fine composition with lovely light and colours and exquisite detai;ls and sharpness.

    And your workshop picture shows the end result of this harvested straw - a beautiful and traditional thatched building in its perfect rural setting.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Here's a question I've always wondered about: What straw is generally used (or which is the best straw) for thatching? Is it wheat or oat or barley straw? I believe reeds and rushes have been used in some parts of the World for thatching, but what's the preferred stuff in Devonshire?

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Grose Valley, Blue Mountains, NSWCanon AE 1

    Grose Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 712 W: 297 N: 1638] (8017)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 2:04]
    Hello Will,

    You have written a very interesting and informative note and also given us a wonderful panoramic image to admire.

    Very well done you for not only managing so expertly to scan these old colour negatives but also to merge them into a wide panorama like this - the details, colours and light are remarkably good. I have to admit that at it's full size of 3500 x 1187 pixels it's just a tad too big - but when I size it to fit my monitor at 1900 pixels in width, it's just perfect!

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A castle in the ring

    A castle in the ring
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 276 N: 8534] (70941)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-29 0:15]
    Bonjour Denis,

    A very original viewpoint you have chosen, the castle perfectly framed in a single iron chain link. But what is even more impressive is the 9iclusion of the two swimmers, perfectly placed in this circular frame! Or are they swimmers - or are they canoeists?

    The warm light on the walls of the castle is divine, the colours beautiful and the details and sharpness exquisite.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: UnchangedPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Unchanged
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 437] (2242)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-28 9:13]
    Hello Jean,

    How lovely that this place is so little changed from its heyday in Tudor times - it must be a fascinating place to visit if it, its furnishings and its decor are so original!

    This is a finely composed shot, taken on a pleasing diagonal and with the warm glow of orange light in the doorway at far left perfectly placed in the frame and welcoming us with its warmth. Despite the rather dull weather and cloudy sky, the light is beautifully soft and the colours are natural and true and the details and textures of the ancient stonework are very well portrayed.

    Beautiful!

    Kind regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Staircase

    Staircase
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 33 N: 387] (3137)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-28 8:49] [+]
    Hello Jasmine,

    How nice to see you back posting on TE again! Thank you for your kind words on some of my recent pictures too!

    This is a wonderful image, very well seen and very well taken too. I like the sheer simplicity of the shapes and lines here and the fine contrast between the main green/yellow theme and the background brown. Your composition is excellent too with the rising stairway leading upwards from the bottom left corner, then carrying the viewer's eye up to and around the top floor and eventually to the arched doorway again at bottom left.

    An intriguing and fascinating image with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I'm just wondering (because your exif data don't tell me!) if this was taken with your 5D MkIII or your little EOS M?

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Healing Hands

    Healing Hands
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5272 W: 371 N: 11162] (54659)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5373] (21758) [2015-07-28 8:04]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    What a fascinating note you have written! Not only did these people connect life on Earth with a spiritual life but they also wanted to leave some record of themselves for future generations - and not an artist's concept but an actual scientific image (not dissimilar to a photograph, really) or silhouette of hands, probably our most important body parts and those which have elevated us to such lofty heights in the animal kingdom - many believe more important than our oversized brains.

    How wonderful that these wonderful images have been preserved so well (despite vandalism by earlier "discoverers"). I should have thought that the pigments would be very water soluble and would have disappeared ages ago. Are these images in a cave and so not subjected to wind, rain or bright light?

    Your photograph is truly impressive and you've brought out the details and colours here remarkably well. And together with such a fine and informative note, this is a perfect upload for TE!

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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