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  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Iceland waterfalls 3Sony DSC HX200v

    Iceland waterfalls 3
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9276 W: 123 N: 17196] (92936)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 17:20]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    A fine note and a wonderful photograph to accompany it!

    I love how the full height of the waterfall dominates your whole picture, filling the frame beautifully with just enough space at the bottom to allow us to see the groups of visitors, brightly dressed, admiring this spectacle of Nature.

    A beautiful photograph, perfectly composed and with fine light, natural colours and, as always, stunning details and clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Something special from Scotland

    Something special from Scotland
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7552 W: 100 N: 19023] (100039)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 16:06]
    Hi dear Malgo,

    Gosh, Scotland seems to be appearing quite often here on TE - Craig has just uploaded some nice pictures from Glen Coe.

    And this is a wonderful picture from a place I would love to visit - those amazing basalt formations and caves on Staffa. A place which, as you say, inspired Mendelssohn to write his Hebridean Overture as well as his Scottish Symphony both of which seem to share he same theme inspired by the motion of the sea.

    I'm not sure why you kept this picture secret for so long because it's a lovely one, enhanced by the presence of some colourfully dressed visitors who presumably shared the same boat with you. The tall basalt columns are perfectly seen too. Did you go into the cave?

    A lovely photograph, perfectly taken and with good light and colours and excellent clarity - a perfect upload for TE with its excellent note.

    Perfect!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fosco

    Fosco
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3990 W: 28 N: 4781] (50127)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 15:32]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    Ha, ha! What a crazy looking building! I suppose it would be green if the irrigation was working - it would certainly be green in Scotland where we have so much rain!

    A well seen and well captured scene, perfectly composed and with perfect exposure and excellent details and clarity.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Signs of autumn - IIINikon D 5000

    Signs of autumn - III
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6066 W: 494 N: 17186] (95546)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 15:18]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    A lovely colourful photograph from the beginnings of autumn, these drying corns displaying all of the wonderful autumnal colours we shall soon be seeing in the trees and grasslands in our countries.

    A very well seen and taken shot with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Gorgeous GlencoePentax K3

    Gorgeous Glencoe
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6162 W: 88 N: 14741] (69195)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 15:00]
    Hi Craig,

    Ah, Glen Coe! I'm going to be driving up through this magnificent glen very soon - on my way to Skye, in fact, and I'm looking forward to enjoying views like this!

    Three beautiful photographs (especially the one of the Hielan' Coo!) which perfectly capture the atmosphere of this mysterious and, perhaps, threatening glen, especially as you have captured these images in just the perfect weather - not bright summer sunshine (because that doesn't suit the place) but in mixed light and with some low cloud and mist about the place.

    I love the play of light and shade which you have caught so well in your two landscape pictures and how, in each of those, the road leads us through the composition perfectly. Lovely soft light and very true colours - so typical of Scotland - perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Brilliant!

    Cheers,

    John.

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Coracle fisherman, Da NangCanon EOS5D

    Coracle fisherman, Da Nang
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 296 N: 2342] (11086)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 13:26]
    Hello Will,

    An interesting and educational note and a delightful photograph to accompany it - a perfect upload for TE!

    Of course, people used coracles in Britain too in the past, particularly for fishing, and they are remarkably light and easily carried on one's back even although they're probably not too seaworthy. I seem to recall that someone once said that to travel in one you had to have your hair parted down the centre to avoid it capsizing. But here we see a veritable fleet of them approaching the shore as well as the solitary fellow on the beach cooking his grub.

    This is a very finely composed photograph, the lone fisherman with his upturned coracle or "thung-chai" squatting over his small fire and billy can while we see the distant busy view.

    Glorious light, fine colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Sleepless in New YorkSony ILCE6300

    Sleepless in New York
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3359 W: 309 N: 3839] (15324)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 13:16]
    Hello Rob,

    An interesting note and a very fine photograph!

    Just the thing for TE - but why do you need to remove any hints of advertising? When I look at any page on TE I am immediately bombarded with pop-up advertisements, advertising videos and sound tracks which sometimes startle me when I'm browsing in a quiet room - so how can TE be so much against anyone including an advertisement in a photo?

    Anyway, my rant is over. This is a wonderfully bold and colourful composition very well seen and very well captured and in the graphic genre which you do so very well. Not quite sure about the title, though - surely that fellow is sleeping and not sleepless! Or maybe he's dreaming.

    Fine composition, lovely light, rich colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness. And very expert use of Photoshop too!

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Summer in PhillySony DSC HX400v

    Summer in Philly
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6481 W: 53 N: 10773] (38728)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 5:33]
    Hello Lars,

    A perfect upload for TE with an interesting and informative note and a splendid photograph to accompany it.

    Just as with your last photograph, this one is stunningly clear and sharp and that has been helped by the glorious weather. The light and colours are beautiful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness exquisite. And your composition is very pleasing to the eye and well balanced with the towering buildings on the right, the fountains in the mid-ground and people relaxing and enjoying themselves nearest to the camera.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: coupole noireNikon D800

    coupole noire
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10987 W: 0 N: 15016] (144332)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-24 5:07]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    What a beautiful morning sky at sunrise! The light and colours are amazing as the sun rises behind those wonderful silhouetted mountains.

    A perfect capture, very well seen and very well taken with gorgeous light and rich colours, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina
    Title: Postcard from Kravica FallsCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Postcard from Kravica Falls
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3542 W: 91 N: 9060] (37843)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 17:21]
    Hi Mariusz,

    From your note I can quite understand why you just had to visit this place! It looks wonderful and very well done for surviving the journey here in such heat. Did you go for a swim in the cool water?

    A beautifully composed shot taken from the perfect viewpoint with the spectacular falls in the background and the swimmers enjoying the cool green waters below.

    Gorgeous soft light and perfect colours and exceptional details and clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: "Ladies of Guilvinec"Canon EOS 60D

    "Ladies of Guilvinec"
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10105 W: 378 N: 8566] (98793)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 16:24]
    Bonjour Jean,

    A beautiful photograph, perfectly taken from a perfect elevated viewpoint to provide the ideal composition with the fishermen off-loading the huge catch of prawns in the foreground and with the lighthouse perfectly placed in the frame - and another approaching boat too.

    A very pleasing composition with glorious light and rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Punta Rata BeachCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Punta Rata Beach
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3542 W: 91 N: 9060] (37843)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 15:47]
    Hi Mariusz,

    I always get a bit worried taking photographs on beaches like this when there are people around with few clothes on but I guess, if you have a young wife and young child with you, that must help.

    Anyway, this is a delightful happy summery scene, perfectly composed with the happy people relaxing and enjoying the lovely sunshine while in the background we have a magnificent view of the magnificent distant mountains with the town laid out before it.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Yes, I agree entirely with your thoughts about this website. It is pretty obvious to me that Internet Brands are far more interested in revenue from advertising than they are in providing a reliable platform for us amateur photographers - but I suppose we now live in a time when money and profit are far more important than anything else.

    The "new" TE site now seems to "shrink" pictures to just 790 pixels wide and this does indeed cause loss of sharpness. But I think that loss of sharpness is most noticeable in pictures which are just a bit bigger than that. So pictures which you and Craig post do seem to suffer quite badly because you both post pictures at around 800 to 1000 pixels wide.

    Some people, of course, post pictures which are huge - 3000 by 2000 or more - and we can't view them properly even on the "beta" site.

    I now tend to post mine at around 1300 to 1400 pixels wide which means they fill the screen on "beta" and they don't seem to suffer quite so badly when they're reduced on the "new" site.

    But, of course, you can do just as you have done - as also do Lars (Tue) and Rob (alvaraalto) - and use the i1.trekearth.com link - and then, even if the picture is too big, it is sized down in your browser. That, probably, is the best solution around this infuriating problem.

    No wonder so many good photographers (and good friends) have left us!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Paesaggio con uva

    Paesaggio con uva
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3990 W: 28 N: 4781] (50127)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 15:12]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    An interesting note about this time of year when the grapes ripen and are picked - and a wonderful photograph too.

    I love this picture and how you have taken the perfect viewpoint looking along this row of vines with the succulent ripe black grapes hanging, ready to be picked and sent to be crushed and eventually turned into delicious red wine.

    The light is beautiful as it lights up the vines and their fruit but you have also shown us a beautiful distant view of fields and far away hills, seen through an early autumn haze and beneath a lovely sky.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Red

    Red
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7552 W: 100 N: 19023] (100039)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 13:39]
    Witaj dear Malgo,

    Oh, yes, I do remember your other photographs of this place and now we see two taken of the entrance and courtyard - in fact, you have given us two pictures (although the first was a mistake, as you say!) - and in my opinion both are equally good. I know that your main picture has slightly amputated the tower on the left but you have also managed in that one to include a lady in bright green who contrasts well with the red of the building - but your "corrected" one shows that tower in its entirety.

    I love this picture but I'm afraid that your previous two (the one in the rain across that water and the high aerial view) still beat it!

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Second tallest in NYCSony ILCE6300

    Second tallest in NYC
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3359 W: 309 N: 3839] (15324)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 13:32]
    Hello Rob,

    A fascinating note and a wonderful photograph to illustrate it!

    No, I certainly wouldn't want to live in this building and even more would hate to have the job of cleaning the windows as I'm not fond of heights - and I believe I can see in this picture the very platform on which maintenance guys work.

    But, yes, I agree that this is indeed an imposing structure and that it is also beautiful on account of its sheer simplicity of line and form.

    You have captured this building perfectly in this very fine composition which clearly allows us to see just how high it really is, dwarfing all the buildings surrounding it. The distant view is beautiful too and number 432 is perfectly depicted against a glorious clear blue sky.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Easter Island has come to Brittany!Nikon D-300

    Easter Island has come to Brittany!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4312 W: 245 N: 9700] (39766)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 13:23]
    Hello Bev,

    An interesting historical note and a fine photograph too!

    So these aren't moai but saints - so I wonder which saint this is, standing here gazing into the distance and grasping his pint while some poor fellow drowns right in front of him? Oh, well.

    This is a lovely composition in which the single saint and his ornate plinth dominate the foreground yet we can see other one in the distance too. The presence of people enhances the picture very much and I think your conversion to black and white is good as it has had the effect of making the details of the carvings of the saint and his plinth stand out more effectively.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Fairmount and SchuylkillSony DSC HX400v

    Fairmount and Schuylkill
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6481 W: 53 N: 10773] (38728)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 13:13]
    Hello Lars,

    An interesting note and a stunningly clear and sharp photograph to accompany it.

    You had glorious weather for this photograph and you have made the very most of it. Your composition is very pleasing to the eye with the water's edge on the left gently leading the eye into the picture to the distant bridge and tall buildings while the light on the frontage of the previous Fairmount Water Works "lifts" them nicely against their darker surroundings.

    Perfect exposure, lovely light and colours and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Papilio machaon

    Papilio machaon
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11685 W: 132 N: 23153] (145703)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 8:23]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    A fascinating note about this Swallowtail butterfly and a fabulous photograph to illustrate it!

    I love how the butterfly is so perfectly and beautifully portrayed against a lovely soft and out of focus background and how all the details and colours are so perfectly and so sharply defined and also how the creature itself appears more brightly lit than its background.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Lindisfarne CastleFuji XT 1

    Lindisfarne Castle
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 7 N: 356] (1342)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 8:17]
    Hi Mike,

    As always, a fascinating and informative note and a beautiful photograph to accompany it.

    I have always suspected your groynes might be quite attractive and you have used these decaying old ones to provide a wonderful close foreground feature to add depth and interest to this distant view from a very well chosen viewpoint.

    The castle stands out beautifully against a lovely sky with fluffy clouds scudding high above it. Your composition is delightful, the tones, contrasts and textures are wonderful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Four boys on a bike

    Four boys on a bike
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5240 W: 372 N: 10810] (54337)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 412 N: 6328] (25716) [2016-09-23 7:50]
    Hello Gert,

    As always, an interesting and personal note about your travels and this place and a fine quality photograph of some young boys having a bit of fun.

    Of course, their progress might have been a bit quicker had they just walked, but the happy expressions on their faces makes this a delightful photograph and you have captured them perfectly against a backdrop of decaying and crumbling buildings and a street full of litter and general detritus.

    Yes, this looks a pretty run down sort of place but the children appear well nourished and well dressed and groomed, the sun is shining and they appear happy to be out playing.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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