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  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
    Title: The Icon of KhivaCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    The Icon of Khiva
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7732 W: 324 N: 15506] (54653)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-19 2:22] [+]
    Salut mon ami!

    Your polariser makes wonder for this impressive architecturale image, darkening the sky with conviction to allow the structures to stand out. Contrasts are great, making the colours so vibrant. I like the proportions between the sky and the buildings, nicely balanced and framed.

    It's interesting to see the geometric patterns against the organic texture from the clouds. This is a destination we rarely see on these pages; you are a true Indiana Jones!... :-p))

    Cheers Angshu!

    André

  • SpainSpain
    Title: No photos!!

    No photos!!
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4930 W: 81 N: 12413] (73033)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-19 1:11]
    Bravo Malgorzata!

    I can understand when someone doesn't wish to be photographed, but to react this way is over the board... And like you are saying, markets are very popular with photographers, they represent good photo opportunities, and the people working there are used to see cameras all the time...

    So unless this guy is a convict, or that is fish are famous for being rotten, this nasty fishmonger is a fruitcake. You can be sure I would have confronted him, because excited people like him excite me as well, and I can loose my politeness very fast when confronted with such a schizophrenic.

    These markets aren't secret military compound, they are open to the public, for the public, and if you wanted to shoot the fish, you should have been able to do so freely. But now this cuckoo offered you a great sample of an over agitated freak, making a storytelling image that epitomizes what it is to be intolerant and a paranoiac kook.

    You should send this photo to the market, so he can see how mad he looks with his knife. You don't exactly look like a terrorist Malgo, he should have offered you a smile and shut the f_ck up.

    I salute your guts for not letting yourself being intimidated. This is not only a "decisive moment" image, it is also an "action shot"!!!

    Kudos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    André

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Elephants in Angkor

    Elephants in Angkor
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 22 N: 491] (3097)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-17 8:43]
    Hi May Jane,

    This point of view is interesting, as it puts the viewer straight in the caravan.

    The cropping focus on the mahouts and their vibrant colours, golden and red, standing out from the green leaves. You have left a little bit more space on the right side, which is good as it indicates the direction they are going towards to.

    My only reserve is that the tourist seat in the foreground is "optically crushing" the helmet of the driver in front, which could have been avoided a second or two later, when the alignment of elephants would have been slightly different, according to the terrain or the varying distance between them.

    Best regards,

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The sun back to us!Canon EOS 60D

    The sun back to us!
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6351 W: 241 N: 10932] (73144)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-17 1:45]
    Salut Jean-Jacques,

    J'aime bien l'allégorie suggérée par cette photo, mais je distingue quelques rayons qui percent la couche nuageuse d'une bien jolie façon, comme un signe que l'été n'est pas terminé et que sa fin sera peut-être meilleure que son arrivée.

    Avec ce cadrage et cette proximité, on se sent directement dans le champ, enveloppé par les tournesols qui nous tournent le dos, plutôt que d'observer la scène à distance, ce qui offre une toute autre impression. Les deux masses d'arbres sur les côtés viennent cadrer le paysage et lui donner un ancrage.

    Bon dimanche!

    André

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Greetings from Schynige Platte!Canon 7D

    Greetings from Schynige Platte!
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3297 W: 54 N: 3829] (24084)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-17 1:35]
    Hi Kari,

    A very interesting note for this charming vintage train that seems to keep going strong. The scenery is truly spectacular, thanks to a clever point of view right after the bending curve for a dramatic impression.

    Great presentation!

    André

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The "Statue" Takes a Break...Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    The "Statue" Takes a Break...
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1254 W: 391 N: 4602] (18552)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-16 17:07]
    Hi John,

    I am not surprised to see Cameron Diaz working in the street; I just saw her less than two hours ago in a very bad movie from Ridley Scott (The Counselor...Pfff!...) and she has now to recycle herself into a different job.

    Although she is covered with gold like an Oscar, she certainly doesn't deserve one.

    But what an elaborate costume it is! I think that your shot have much more merit to present this subject in a natural context, rather than being stoic and static while performing. I also appreciate the proximity, almost intimate, or at least close enough to see the colour of her eyes.

    Well done!

    André

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: The mosque caretakerSony DSC HX200v

    The mosque caretaker
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6828 W: 117 N: 12804] (72103)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-16 16:56]
    Ciao Luciano,

    An excellent shot, for the repetition of the arches, the beautiful light and the inclusion of this man walking through and adding interest to your scene.

    I appreciate that he isn't placed straight in the middle, somehow balancing your composition with the door in the opposite direction.

    Very attractive and well captured.

    Regards,

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Twisting By The PoolPentax K5

    Twisting By The Pool
    Bartleby Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1554 W: 182 N: 1543] (13506)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-16 16:50]
    Salut Philippe,

    Très chic, très trendy, photo à l'esthétique soigné et une approche urbaine dans un contexte tout autre, qui rappelle ton travail avec les stations d'essence, le terminus Bull Creek, ta série à NY ou sinon, tes images plus récentes avec les grues portuaires.

    Si je fais ce lien, c'est donc que tu as une continuité dans ta démarche visuelle, signe de maturité dans cette discipline artistique. Les endroits insolites, souvent désolés, des éléments ou des lieux laissés pour compte, que tu élèves à un autre niveau pour les révéler de façon presque glamour, sous une lumière spéciale ou un angle inédit. Un travail qui me plaît énormément.

    Ciao!

    André

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The People Who Give Us FoodCANON EOS 600D

    The People Who Give Us Food
    blueaquan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 13 N: 38] (170)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-16 16:30] [+]
    Hi Blue,

    These rice fields provide excellent photographic opportunities, as they show people at work, and like your nice title suggests, they are a tribute to the ones who work hard to grow food for the population.

    I like the vibrant green and the way the little girl stands out from the scene, thank to her vividly coloured dress.

    The only critique, or rather constructive comment I would like to share with you, is the way people interact together and the moment you decide to press your shutter; in this case, the woman standing behind seems to have her head in the posterior off the one in the foreground, which is not the best situation to put people in context. It often worths it to stay around a scene long enough so people forget your presence, acting more naturally, and also for you to capture a scene where your subjects will create a pleasing and efficient composition.

    Best regards,

    André

  • PolandPoland
    Title: World HeritageCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    World Heritage
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3346 W: 298 N: 6952] (36941)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-16 16:00]
    Hi Gert,

    Coincidence or carefully planned, but I like how the couple is framed in the middle of the illustration, precisely in an empty space between characters of the scene.

    I like the industrial aspect of the environment, with an urban aura provided by the tags and graffitis. Great street shot Gert!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Rêve de Larmor plageNikon D 90

    Rêve de Larmor plage
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2227 W: 1095 N: 2080] (28912)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-08-08 0:03]
    Salut Claude,

    Brillant parallèle entre deux scénarios où les gens sont cordés comme des sardines, l'un étant peut-être plus désirable que l'autre, quoi qu'une plage bondée ne soit pas nécessairement synonyme de détente et de plaisir...

    Le traitement sépia est une bonne idée, mettant l'emphase sur la grisaille des gares. La SNCF va te donner un coup de téléphone la semaine prochaine... :-p))

    Bon week-end!

    André

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Léman's Lake...Canon 5D

    Léman's Lake...
    sfournier Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 40] (957) *



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    zanzi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 106 N: 737] (13528) [2014-08-03 2:57]
    Bonjour Samuel
    Un magnifique image qui bénéficie d'une lumière exceptionnelle.
    Perso, je trouve le fond de l'image (Villeneuve, Grammont,...) un poil trop sombre par rapport à la lumière les pierres du premier plan.
    Bravo
    Chris

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: 'O Fruttaiulo

    'O Fruttaiulo
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5088 W: 367 N: 10655] (52443)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-24 12:17]
    Hi Lisa,

    I recognise this road... Without a doubt the scariest bus ride I ever had, not only for the elevated view that gives you the impression that you will tumble down the cliff on each and every curves, but also because there was a tornado at sea, with the funnel and everything, menacing to hit the road while we were driving between Sorrento and Positano... And I remember also about the delicious lemons, and the equally delicious limoncello they make with them...

    Good "people in their environment" photo, where the guy epitomises the good spirit and warm nature of Italians. It's interesting to see him with his small stall and the great landscape in the back. Good colours, good contrasts, good framing.

    Cheers!

    André

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Vancouver At DuskCANON EOS 6D

    Vancouver At Dusk
    Oceania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 310 W: 0 N: 564] (4522)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-21 13:21]
    Hi Tiffany,

    Vancouver is very sophisticated indeed, if only our friend Craig wasn't messing around in the area... :-p)) (Sorry Craig, I couldn't resist teasing you...).

    A very interesting result with that blue dominant that brings a lot of charm to the scene, and probably a good dose of peaceful mood too. I like the panoramic frame that suits the subject efficiently.

    Well done!

    André

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: NyhavnMinolta SRT 101

    Nyhavn
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6351 W: 241 N: 10932] (73144)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-21 13:14]
    Salut Jean-Jacques,

    Sans doute un endroit iconique de la capitale danoise, en tous cas, c'est l'endroit dont je me souviens le mieux de mon passage à Copenhagen (l'autre souvenir le plus vivide, ce sont les grandes blondes...).

    Cadrage un peu serré à mon goût, mais les façades sont mises à l'honneur de façon indéniable. Le moment du jour était propice à obtenir une lumière franche qui donne l'éclat optimal aux couleurs.

    Le scanner ne dérougit pas et fait ressusciter avec conviction les photos oubliées.

    Excellent travail derrière la caméra, sous le scanner et derrière l'écran!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Auprès de mon arbreNikon D 90

    Auprès de mon arbre
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2227 W: 1095 N: 2080] (28912) *



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-20 22:51]
    Salut Claude,

    L'effet surréaliste que procure le ciel assombrie tent à confondre le spectateur, ne sachant pas si les tourtereaux sont sous la lune ou devant un ciel orageux.

    Mais la lumière plus claire qui passe à travers le feuillage m'indique qu'il s'agit d'une manipulation dans le traitement post-process, afin de créer cette impression nocturne inattendue.

    Amicalement,

    André

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Blue Tunisia 2Sony DSC HX200v

    Blue Tunisia 2
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6828 W: 117 N: 12804] (72103) *



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-20 6:53]
    Ciao Luciano,

    Il y a dans cette composition symétrique un aspect documentaire et un côté abstrait, les deux pouvant être perçus à différents degrés.

    Le premier aspect est appuyé par l'approche factuelle de cette photo, restituant l'ambiance et les éléments de décor qui ornent ce mausolée. L'autre facette s'attarde à la géométrie et la répétition des motifs, exploitant le côté graphique des lieux.

    Mais dans les deux cas, il s'agit d'une photo attrayante.

    Bon dimanche!

    André

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Dessin de plageNikon D800

    Dessin de plage
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7941 W: 0 N: 13893] (116090)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-19 23:54]
    Salut le poète!

    J'aime bien ce titre original, je n'y aurais pas pensé.

    Le côté abstrait de cette image est intéressant et créatif, alors que là encore, je n'aurais pas su comment tirer partie de ce paysage inusité.

    Bon dimanche,

    André

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Looking backnikon D 7000

    Looking back
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 779 W: 66 N: 1981] (14317)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-19 11:33]
    Hi Elaine,

    The simple scheme of harmonious colours warmed up by the sun is for me the most attractive element of your image. I really like this palette of distinct tones that seems to scream Asia!

    And the way you have framed the monk that looks backward in your composition is very effective, including his feet position that communicate his hesitation; is he going to continue or turn back? This momentum in the pose creates a visual tension that transforms a static photo into a storytelling scene.

    Well done!

    André

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Norvegian fjordMinolta SRT 101

    Norvegian fjord
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6351 W: 241 N: 10932] (73144)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6215] (31334) [2014-07-18 11:42]
    Salut Jean-Jacques,

    Un point de vue admirable qui présente une version idyllique de la Norvège. Il n'y a peut-être pas l'internet, mais quelle vue spectaculaire!

    Belle succession de plans pour un effet de profondeur réussi et harmonie des tons. J'apprécie les détails dans les nuages en arrière-plan, malgré le temps couvert.

    Bon week-end!

    André

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