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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Ferry et la plage de CalaisPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Le Ferry et la plage de Calais
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13961 W: 156 N: 24089] (128242)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-25 0:50]
    Bonjour Christiane

    A fine graphical image, Christiane. The shadows and the line-up of the stakes is really good, pointing at the arriving ship.

    Mes félicitations!

    Benny

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Church and memorialCanon 5 D Mark II

    Church and memorial
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 1 N: 595] (3070)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:49]
    Hello Sven Erich

    Great light and sharpness. The division in two works really well, though I can't say I like the concrete building on the right very much.

    Benny

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title:

    Cataratas do Iguaçu
    LuisGustavoLima Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 29] (110)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:47]
    Ola Luis

    A classic and well known scene, but this is a really good capture of it. Great contrasts and a fine pov. Welcome to Trekearth!

    Benny

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Mitchell Falls from the airPentax K1

    Mitchell Falls from the air
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 71 N: 2209] (10759)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:46]
    Hi again Ian

    Great to get this follow-up shot showing more of the location. Worth the walk, I'd say!

    Benny

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Light over the seaCanon EOS 60D

    Light over the sea
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10918 W: 374 N: 9233] (105003)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:44]
    Hello Jean

    A bit of magic, these spots and rays of light. Superb colours too. This is a beauty! Congratulations.

    Benny

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Black silhouettesNikon D 90

    Black silhouettes
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2574 W: 1273 N: 2831] (36276)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:43]
    Bonjour Claude

    You could have pushed the contrast up just a wee bit more and made the silhouettes completely black. Maybe then they'd be even stronger than they are now. Well spotted, though & thanks for sharing.

    Greetings

    Benny

  • SpainSpain
    Title: The Church on the HillNikon D-300

    The Church on the Hill
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4942 W: 256 N: 11221] (45407)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:42]
    Hello Beverly

    Great compositon with the two short-trousered ladies adding a bit of humour. :) Well managed light, which is not always easy with these white walls. A fine picture, thanks for sharing it & cheers.

    Benny

  • FranceFrance
    Title: les amants...Sony A77

    les amants...
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1859 W: 133 N: 1642] (24631)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:40]
    Bonjour Roland

    Simple, but efficient picture of daily life. THe inclusion of the passer-by is esential.

    Benny

  • ChinaChina
    Title: In the temple

    In the temple
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8495 W: 108 N: 21602] (109385)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:39]
    Hello Malgo

    Fine daily life shot, the bits of the fence at the bottom are a bit of a pity, but on the other hands they're very recognizable and that's life.

    Your comment about there being no Chinese temple interior shots got me going through my own Chinese posts and you're right, that is: if you don't count pictures of statues which were taken inside temples. My favourite one is in Zhengding in Hebei, maybe a tip for your next China trip?

    (with thanks for your comments on my pictures)

    Zai jian.

    Benny

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Szalamander 2017 (II)

    Szalamander 2017 (II)
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 442 W: 3 N: 949] (8201)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:29] [+]
    Fine continuation of your previous picture, Gy. Again it's the strong, yet natural lighting which I find really good. Here in particular the low light on the face of the man with the beard. That's just perfect!

    Benny

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Bodrum'dan

    Bodrum'dan
    halikarnas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 660 W: 0 N: 518] (8192)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:27]
    Hello Ataman

    Saturation pushed all the way up, but really great silhouettes. I also like the square format her.

    Benny

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Leonard CohenNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Leonard Cohen
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7644 W: 0 N: 8445] (91332)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-24 7:26]
    Bonjour Serge

    A fine tribute to the great man, but I wonder what other options there were for the composition of the picture.
    My current favourite Leonard Cohen song is "There is a war", which includes these lines:

    "There is a war
    between the ones who say
    there is a war
    and the ones who say
    there isn't."

    The man is missed.

    Benny

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Szalamander 2017 (I)

    Szalamander 2017 (I)
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 442 W: 3 N: 949] (8201)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:33] [+]
    Hi Gy

    Great to have this cantor praeses as my neighbor today! A well worked image, I like how the singer's face is lit up and great sharpness/details on the symbols and signs on the jacket. A fine one, this!

    Cheers

    Benny

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title:

    Señor de los Milagros de Buga
    Anonimo76 (61)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:31]
    Ola Jhovanny

    A creepy scene! But a very fascinating image.
    I like the flatness of the picture too.
    Thanks for sharing it here.

    Benny

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Tea Garden at CoonoorOlympus OMD EM1

    Tea Garden at Coonoor
    vikramdevrao Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 18] (398)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:28]
    Hello Vikramdev

    Quiet and serene, a great composition. The clouds are terrif, the central tree too and then there's that lonely tea picker. Terrific!

    Benny

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Notre Dame de StrasbourgNikon D-300

    Notre Dame de Strasbourg
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7644 W: 0 N: 8445] (91332)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:27]
    Bonjour Serge

    Lots of distortion to light up the scene. Technically this a problem, but on the other it creates a strange, eerie atmosphere, a bit ghost-like...and that effect is just superb! So I end up really liking this one.

    Benny

  • ChinaChina
    Title: The most terrifying lift?

    The most terrifying lift?
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8495 W: 108 N: 21602] (109385)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:25]
    Hello Malgo

    A bit hazy (as most of the time in China), but it didn't turn out too bad, did it? Good use of the greenery to frame the scene. Very ancient-Chinese-poetry-like.

    Thanks for the interesting and useful links to the lift. I didn't know about that particular contraption :)

    Benny

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Lonely ManPentax K3

    The Lonely Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6629 W: 88 N: 15975] (74005) *



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:22] [+]
    Hi Craig

    This is a stunner. The classic poster-type image, made timeless by the old masters of photography, I'm sure you know the shot I mean (the name of the famous photographer escapes me righ tnow).

    Thanks for the bike reflection in the WS, but this one just is so much better, of course!

    Congratulations!!

    Benny

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Amsterdam from the waterCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Amsterdam from the water
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5019 W: 83 N: 9238] (66403)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:20]
    Hi Daniel

    Classic waterfront Amsterdam, with good use of the boat in the fg. Nice one!

    Benny

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Punching the tower

    Punching the tower
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5679 W: 277 N: 10606] (84000)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2202 W: 34 N: 3795] (21599) [2017-06-23 9:19]
    Bonjour Denis

    Well spotted observation & good evening light does the rest. A bit of a funny shot.

    Bonne weekend

    Benny

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