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  • SyriaSyria
    Title: A memory of Palmyra ...FujiFilm FinePix S5500

    A memory of Palmyra ...
    grigand Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 962 W: 97 N: 1771] (19673)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-23 3:31]
    With the pictures of Nepalese architecture before the earthquake, and now Palmyra before isis TE is becoming like a shrine for beauty lost. Perhaps lost, I should say, because there is still hope, always.

    Great picture, wonderful shadows. The camel ride is perfectly placed.

    have a fine weekend

    Benny

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Peeping of balconiesNikon D7100

    Peeping of balconies
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9163 W: 270 N: 2650] (99132)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-19 0:14]
    Hello Aleksander

    Tight composition, the intruding bit of church (I suppose) doesn't disturb. In fact I even think it's a plus here.

    This type of scene always reminds me of "Rear Window", the Hitchcock movie. I always expect an intrigue to begin to develop... "Rear Balcony"...?

    Benny

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Trees on Half DomePentax K3

    Trees on Half Dome
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 780 W: 71 N: 2093] (10269)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-19 0:11]
    Hello Ian

    Great bl/w nature shot, with a poetic sense of minimalism to it. The only thing I'm not too crazy about is that bit of tree that creeps into the frame on the right and catches a lot of sunlight there.

    Benny

  • CubaCuba
    Title: truck passing the dirt roadsCANON EOS 600D

    truck passing the dirt roads
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5714 W: 95 N: 9068] (50730)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-19 0:08]
    Dag Gerrit

    Een kleurrijke en vrolijke foto. De mensen op de truck reizen in moeilijke omstandigheden (zowel door de truck als door de weg), maar dat is geen reden om te mopperen, nu even toch niet... Zwaai, zwaai...

    Benny

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: children of a lesser godCanon EOS 650D

    children of a lesser god
    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3431 W: 758 N: 8245] (42148)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-19 0:05] [+]
    Hello Korkut

    Your note about the colourful mural makes the choice of bl/w (though in style, of course) a very bold one. Even if this one is one of the empty walls, I wonder how it would be in colour...then again, the picture in itself probably is stronger in bl/w. And the bl/w also fits in with the excellent title you picked.

    Just enough sharpness & motion blur on the swinging child, and a careful composition does the rest. Great picture.

    Benny

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Black Grease 2iPhone 6

    Black Grease 2
    Qvennelle (12)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-19 0:00]
    Iconic & dark. This is a very intriguing architecture shot. Thumbs up from me.

    Benny

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Destroyed by earthquake

    Destroyed by earthquake
    Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2021 W: 225 N: 2765] (27719)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-13 4:45]
    Bonjour Marc

    Sadness for Nepal. Let's hope they find the courage (and the fundings) to rebuild all this beauty.

    Benny

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Drugstore

    Le Drugstore
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 240 W: 22 N: 614] (3955)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-13 4:44]
    Great night shot, a bit of a puzzle to spot the dimension and figure out what exactly we're looking at. That sure is part of the appeal here.

    Strange how the English and the French have increased their love/hate-relationship over the last decade or so. These days it's all "le drugstore" in Paris and "the bistro" in England.

    Benny

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Holberg Who?Pentax K3

    Holberg Who?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5203 W: 88 N: 12356] (58890)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-13 4:40]
    Hi Craig

    Great low pov, excellent focus on the statue and an impressive backdrop with the colourful houses and that deep blue sky above. Now I want to find out who this Holberg fella is...let's check your note?

    Cheers

    Benny

  • PakistanPakistan
    Title: Bye byePanasonic Lumix FZ70

    Bye bye
    mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 263 W: 25 N: 152] (5869)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-13 4:38]
    Hello Muhammad

    Purple & hazy...I like the effect. Impressive shot!

    Benny

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Sunset over the Baltic Sea...Canon EOS 30D

    Sunset over the Baltic Sea...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5575 W: 157 N: 7715] (88015)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-13 4:36]
    Hello Krysztof

    A bit weird, especially the halo around the sun. Strange beauty...but my favourite element is that small ship that is visible at the horizon. Excellent piece of work, if you ask me. Thanks for sharing.

    Benny

  • CubaCuba
    Title: walking the railroad tracksCANON EOS 600D

    walking the railroad tracks
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5714 W: 95 N: 9068] (50730)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-13 4:34]
    Indrukwekkende foto, Gerrit. Een mooie leegte. Vreemd dat je geen treinen gezien hebt. Toen wij daar waren (te lang geleden), deden we zo goed als alle verplaatsingen met de trein. Traag, mooi...lawaaierig...

    Ondertussen staat hier mooie muziek op van Celina Gonzalez...wow!

    Benny

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Boats' details

    Boats' details
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4780 W: 271 N: 8344] (69442)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-13 4:30]
    Bonjour Denis

    A bit of a strange shot that stands out in your gallery. Great light & excellent sharpness, a fine contrast with the dark rocks in the bg.

    Benny

  • NicaraguaNicaragua
    Title: View from the towerPanasonic Lumix FZ 28

    View from the tower
    fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 378 W: 5 N: 723] (3765)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-12 12:35]
    Hello Zbigniew

    A great shot that I seem to have missed out on, so far. The town view reminds me of Trinidad in Cuba. The sea at the horizon is a great element in the shot, but the clock silhouette is what really makes it. A great idea, well executed. Thumbs up from me.

    Benny

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A LITTLE BIT OF COLORFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2711 W: 520 N: 5043] (39419)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-10 0:09]
    Hi Francesco,
    Wonderful clean, modern, minimalist architectural image. I like the strong contrast of colours of the orange against the deep blue, and the white highlights that pop out. Strong composition including perfect elements of detail.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Summer Breeze

    Summer Breeze
    DonMiguel Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 2 N: 13] (42)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-10 0:07] [+]
    Hi Michael,
    Those clouds are certainly something special and the light from below serves well to enhance them and make them radiate, and so does your choice of black and white. I guess its one of those case of being at the right place at the right time. Nice capture.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A happy festival #7Canon 5D Mark3

    A happy festival #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 0 N: 3437] (37056)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-10 0:02]
    Hi Takero,
    Your images tell us so much about the rich culture of Japan. The weather looks quite terrible, but still you have managed to capture a good scene. I like to see all the make up and the colourful flags that stand out against the grey sky. Good composition using the diagonal line of the people waiting in a row.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: paint it red

    paint it red
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3368 W: 5 N: 6900] (34455)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-05 0:03]
    Heavy red, powerful contrasts...this is a shot that really stands out. Good work, Ourania. Cheers from Belgium.

    Benny

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: A Treasure Around Every CornerPentax K3

    A Treasure Around Every Corner
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5203 W: 88 N: 12356] (58890) *



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-04 23:40]
    Hi Craig

    Great double portrait against a background with plenty of couleur locale. A classic.

    Benny

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Child KABUKI actorCanon 1D Mark‡W

    Child KABUKI actor
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 0 N: 3437] (37056)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1567 W: 34 N: 2269] (13905) [2015-05-04 23:34]
    This is a terrific contribution, dear Takero. Superb dof, great sharpness on the eye/face. The conversion to bl/w was a great idea too!

    Benny

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