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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Château du Mesnil-Saint-DenisPanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Château du Mesnil-Saint-Denis
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10869 W: 884 N: 20235] (83986)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-21 5:10]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    Belle lumière (le grand contraste va bien ici) e belle présentation du château. Le POV frontal et serré semble la meilleure option pour le thème.

    Amicalement, José.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vague océanNikon D80

    Vague océan
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10859 W: 167 N: 18999] (102973)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-21 5:04]
    Bonjour Cricri,

    La peinture du mur est très originale, mais ça n'est pas la seule chose que fait la photo si attirante. Tu as fait une belle compo, avec une profondeur génial.

    Amicalement, José.

  • LithuaniaLithuania
    Title: 9th Fort MemorialNikon D 90

    9th Fort Memorial
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 13:51]
    Hello Chris,

    It is a strange and original monument, very well presented with the equally strange light, that renders a dramatic atmosphere, partially and nicely broken by the presence of the people, who seem to be having a good time.

    Regards, José.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the blue door

    the blue door
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2886 W: 5 N: 5760] (28278)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 13:46]
    Hello Ourania,

    A typical, but also for that, wonderful Greek view, with many of the usual elements: old white walls (or that used to be white), blue windows and door, flowerpots, a steep street and a big blooming bougainvillea tree... Beautiful! And very neatly composed.

    Regards, José.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bridging the GapNikon D-300

    Bridging the Gap
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 204 N: 6877] (27495)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 13:22]
    Hello Bev,

    It is a great presentation of that original lighthouse that reminds a castle tower. The POV is superb and contributes much to make the photo so attractive. And it is also remarkable how you managed to "integrate" all those people in the compo, as in situations like this one people tend to spoil the best compo. A note also for the flawless sharpness and beautiful light and colours.

    Regards, José.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Faces in the MarketplaceNikon D200

    Faces in the Marketplace
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6020 W: 457 N: 10453] (35051)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 13:18]
    Hello Bulent,

    It is a vivid and well humoured portrait of what seems a kind of instantaneous and ephemeral "friendship". The tight framing and the great sharpness contribute to make it quite appealing. The subject is well suited for BW, but, as I wrote a couple of days ago to riclopes in Facebook, most of the times I can't decide if I prefer the colour or the BW version.

    Warm regards, José.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: It's Like Light & Day

    It's Like Light & Day
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 13:07]
    Hello Jason,

    Well, those white skies are the fear of most of us, the common amateur photographers, and maybe other people also, but here it doesn't look so bad at all, as it combines with the walls (would I be saying this if I had a deeply blue sky to compare? probably not... :-). I like the POV and the perspective distortion it creates and anyway it is an attractive image.

    Regards, José.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Three Very Different Men

    Three Very Different Men
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5052 W: 81 N: 12894] (75011)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 13:00]
    Hello Malgo,

    A very interesting triple portrait. As the title says, they are quite different from each other and the fact that they look so interested in the photographer is a great part of the charm of the image.

    Regards, José.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Sunset at Aegina islandCanon EOS 5 D

    Sunset at Aegina island
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10680 W: 283 N: 21531] (84301)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 12:08]
    Hello Danos, my friend,

    It is a wonderful sunset image, for its warm colours and its simple, yet very effective compo — a couple of boats, the profile of land on the distance, with the sun over the closest hill. Very nice indeed.

    Regards, José.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: CHAUKHAMBA

    CHAUKHAMBA
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 407 W: 0 N: 764] (4626)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 12:04]
    Hello Dwaipatan,

    An original and wonderful view of that snowed peak partially involved by clouds. The light, with the sun making the snow shine in some places, and the shadows on others is also beautiful.

    Regards, José.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Maheshwar  Shiva Temple - Madhya Pradesh

    Maheshwar Shiva Temple - Madhya Pradesh
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 264 W: 0 N: 425] (2035)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 11:58]
    Hello Swapan,

    The compo looks simple, but it is very effective presenting the temple and its beauty. Maybe it was good that it had a little more space bellow, but that is just a detail. I like also the sharpness and colours. It is a very attractive image.

    Regards, José.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Youth group at summer campCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Youth group at summer camp
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2212 W: 17 N: 4730] (21107)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 11:52]
    Hello Paul,

    It is a very interesting compo, using the natural frame of the rocj to the sunlit rocky landscape and the colourful queue of the young hikers.

    Regards, José.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: New River Gorge BridgeKodak EasyShare Z980

    New River Gorge Bridge
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1705 W: 119 N: 3002] (11571)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 11:49]
    Hello Murat,

    The light doesn't seem the best one for photos, as it is quite harsh and coming from the back, but the POV partially compensates it and the image is still effective showing the engineering beauty of that bridge. I thought that they didn't build anymore such iron structures in the 1970's.

    Regargds, José.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Stara kuca kod manastira ...Nikon D60

    Stara kuca kod manastira ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6241 W: 1727 N: 10975] (49602)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 11:33]
    Hello Pavle,

    An original house, specially for a monastery. You chose a good POV, that together with the colours and clarity render a very attractive image.

    Regards, José.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Havana in 1960Pentax K7

    Havana in 1960
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4841 W: 88 N: 11175] (53952)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 11:31]
    Hi Craig,

    Indeed it is a good title, because only a few minor details seem to have changed in 50 years. I was there twice in the 1990's and it looked much the same, except that there were more cars, not all of them so vintage as those see here. You chose a good POV and I like the presence of the woman and her location in the compo.

    Regards, José.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Light and shadows.

    Light and shadows.
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 395 W: 0 N: 793] (5864)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 11:24]
    Hello Piotr,

    The effect of the sunlight in front of the camera and "filtered" by the tree branches is amazing, kind of magic. And the compo, simple as it may be is quite effective, with the sun rays and shadows on the diagonal.

    Regards, José.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Westminster AbbeyCanon Powershot A720 IS

    Westminster Abbey
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5016 W: 53 N: 8306] (27374)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 11:07]
    Hi Lars,

    As someone who is almost an addicted in stitched images, I know from experience that often the stitch is nearly impossible because of the oblique POV like here, where the quality is superb. The oblique POV chosen looks very effective to present the church and its magnificence. The sharpness and clarity are also great.

    Regards, José.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Colors of MahonSony DSC HX200v

    Colors of Mahon
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6974 W: 117 N: 13154] (73853)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 10:55]
    Ciao Luciano,

    A great view, very attractive for the neat compo and the warm colours beautifully lit by the sun. The brown church seems to be supported by the yellow buildings in front of it.

    Regards, José.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Muinkschelde - IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Muinkschelde - II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18579 W: 505 N: 31977] (136638)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 10:47] [+]
    Hi John,

    If it wasn't for that almost white sky no one would think about the weather not being good for photos, as the light on this image is quite pleasant, as are the colours, the great clarity and the tidy compo. I only find strange that the waterline on the background is leaning to the left, as with such calm water, I would expect that it was plane.

    Regards, José.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Blue & green reflectionPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Blue & green reflection
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5945 W: 584 N: 11229] (54087)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4385 W: 622 N: 7236] (23578) [2014-10-20 10:40]
    Hello Ike,

    Very well seen and captured. It is a kind of beautiful abstract image.

    Regards, José.

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