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  • EthiopiaEthiopia
    Title: People of the Omo Valley 2

    People of the Omo Valley 2
    fuchsibuchsi Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 21] (380) *



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    jenofonte Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 65] (935) [2010-02-20 14:32]
    No sé que puedo decirte
    El encuadre único
    El color perfecto
    Gracias por compartirla, estoy deseando ir a Ethiopia, aunque no creo que pueda hacer estas fotos

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Fire and Ice

    Fire and Ice
    Ascot Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 42 W: 1 N: 77] (325)



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    jenofonte Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 65] (935) [2010-02-20 14:25]
    esta foto me gusta, sobretodo porque es un lugar que nunca conocere, no me gusta el frio, pero envidio no poder fotgrafiarlo. Enhorabuena

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Bedri Rahmi BayCannon EOS 30D

    Bedri Rahmi Bay
    cagla Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 449 W: 6 N: 549] (4006)



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    jenofonte Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 65] (935) [2009-02-25 14:58]
    Una preciosa foto, el reflejo resulta pefecto, el lugar, sin palabras...
    Gracias por eneseñarmelo, quiero volver a Turquia...

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Sidur KhelaNikon D 80

    Sidur Khela
    duttasubhajit (126) *



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-25 10:37]
    Well shot Subhajit, great moment and framing. Couldn't ask for a better composition for this moment. I urge you to write a note on what's going on here in order to put some context into what we are seeing. Without the text, we are only getting a part of the story.

  • AlgeriaAlgeria
    Title: Breakfast in DajlaCanon EOS 350D

    Breakfast in Dajla
    MiguelP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 57 N: 3107] (14466)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-25 10:34]
    Great light, great moment, great photo. Well done Miguel. The colors almost look like film, it's just wonderful.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Changing his face

    Changing his face
    venslens Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 67 W: 0 N: 33] (448)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-25 7:18]
    Hi Venkat, really lovely photo here that's well composed as well. Good documentary work. I think the white balance is off though. I'll try to post a workshop to correct it.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Show & ShadowsCanon EOS 5D

    Show & Shadows
    Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2450 W: 490 N: 2906] (13998)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-23 22:02]
    So many wonderful elements in this frame, just great! I just wish there is a bit more going on the right side of the frame since the left side is sooo strong and wonderful.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The GameCanon EOS 5D

    The Game
    Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2450 W: 490 N: 2906] (13998)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-23 21:56]
    WOW WOW WOW, damn good...Alex Webb, David Alan Harvey good! I have nothing remotely negative to say about this shot.

    Well done!

  • FijiFiji
    Title: MessyCanon EOS 5D

    Messy
    Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2450 W: 490 N: 2906] (13998)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-23 21:44]
    Awesome shot Luko, great chaos and calm balanced in one. I have to agree with rbcy on the lack of a main foreground or that HCB decisive moment where a man is throwing a luggage to shore....it's selfish of me because when you created this wonderful complex photo, I get greedy and want to see that perfect shot.

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Kusturican BridgeCanon Powershot A560

    Kusturican Bridge
    horatiuTT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 156 N: 417] (4570) *



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-23 21:35] [+]
    Good photo Horatiu, but I think the stone on the bottom right of the frame takes away from the photo. Also, I like the barren, skeleton like trees in the back. The photo looks like it was cropped vertically, did the original one have the top of the trees?

    Also, do you have any other photos from this lovely bridge from another angle? I mention this because you mention that this is the only photo you took going into the village. The bridge and carpet are killer, but I wish you worked this scene more, perhaps from other angle and with other villagers to see what other surprises could of came up.

    Best,
    Mark

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: :: ONLY YELLOW CAN MOVE ::Nikon D50

    :: ONLY YELLOW CAN MOVE ::
    fabio_ts Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2005 W: 51 N: 1752] (13694)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-23 21:29] [+]
    Wonderful photo Fabio, well timed and well seen. How long did you wait to get this shot?

  • YemenYemen
    Title: The Middle ManCanon EOS 300 V

    The Middle Man
    tamatree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 38] (243)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-23 21:20]
    Awesome story and I'm glad you met this wonderful man. Technically speaking there is nothing wrong with the shot, but I do wish that the hand is slightly more to the left of the frame to create a little separation with the hand and his face. I'm sure it was difficult to get the shot with the car moving, speed bumps, the conversation, and two other subjects to evaluate...but as you probably already guessed, I'm picky :)

    I love the expression and the items in the other men's laps. Just a wonderful.

    Best,
    Mark

  • YemenYemen
    Title: Place of SolitudeCanon EOS 300 V

    Place of Solitude
    tamatree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 38] (243) *



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-23 21:13] - [workshop] [compare]
    Great photo Tamarin, this and your last one posted are def my favorite. I made a quick workshop where I cropped this photo. I'm curious what the shot looked like before you cropped it.

    I've always been a fan of cropping since I was taught to shoot first to get the action and crop later...newspaper photography at it's finest... The cropping on this shot bothers me since it's so square like there's something to hide in the original shot.

    Other than that minor complaint, great photo, and high praises for getting this intimate shot.

    I hope you are feeling better.

    Mark

  • South KoreaSouth Korea
    Title: BeondegiCanon EOS 5D

    Beondegi
    Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2450 W: 490 N: 2906] (13998) *



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-18 10:05] [+]
    Hahah, great note Luko and awesome photo. The only thing that bothers me is the black...thing?...at the top right corner of the photo. What is it?

    Love the color, tone, and mood. The two blue triangles frame her face perfectly.

  • MozambiqueMozambique
    Title: SommersaultCanon EOS 5D

    Sommersault
    Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2450 W: 490 N: 2906] (13998) *



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-18 9:58] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Exellent timing with the motor drive Luko ;). Good shot but it bothers me that there is so much sky in this photo. Added to that, the child buried in the fishing net on the lower left corner of the photo would of been enough reason to just tilt the camera down a bit more to see what's reveled.

    I haven't seen your work in ages so it's refreshing to catch up. I am surprised that you are using a big zoom lens instead of primes though. Is it because it's easier to travel with?

    Best,
    Mark

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: In ThoughtsCanon Powershot A560

    In Thoughts
    horatiuTT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 156 N: 417] (4570)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-18 9:43]
    Great mood and capture despite your camera's limitations. I would like to see the man's face dodged a bit more to bring out the highlights and midtones and perhaps burn the women's face a bit. Well shot Horatiu.

  • YemenYemen
    Title: 'Window's to the sole'Canon EOS 300 V

    'Window's to the sole'
    tamatree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 38] (243)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-18 9:36]
    Haha, great shoot Tamarin and a good title to boot. This is a shot that must would walk pass and not have a second thought but you had the state of mind to document it. I think the toning is fine but I would of liked to see you get closer to the subject, shoot this around 24-50mm (looks like 70mm right now) to exaggerate the man in the hole even more, putting him in the center of a tunnel of shoes.

    Well done.

  • YemenYemen
    Title: "La la laa!"

    "La la laa!"
    tamatree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 38] (243) *



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-18 9:19] [+]
    Hi Tamarin, good photo here. I really like the toning you here. It almost looks like a tri-x scan from the grain and greyish blacks.

    Interesting note but I think what makes the shot is not the girl in the heart but rather the one in the background looking through the window. I'm a big fan of well composed and layered shots where one photo tells many stories.

    You did get yourself in a very interesting situation though. I don't know if I would of kept following her since it would of been very difficult to win her favor. Also, I very rarely take photos of people who don't want their photos taken. It's disrespectful to the subject unless it's a photo that needs to be told.

    So often I see westerners take photos of the locals like they are spies stealing a photo when it's perfectly fine to let them know you are taking their photo. This approach not only makes the photographer look like there is an alterer motive, but it also scares the subject when they are spotted. I think a more open and direct approach works best. A kind of "I'm taking your photo, there's nothing wrong with it" attitude works better and puts your subjects more at ease. I know that Arab countries are especially difficult for street photography but getting caught taking a photo of person that didnt want their photo taken in the first place could lead to more problems.

    Did you show them the photos? When I come on these difficult subjects I'll take photos until I feel that they are unease or want don't their photos taken...at which point I approach them smiling and show them the photos as nothing more an an innocent street photo where their face is only a small fraction of the frame. I think most people who don't want their picture taken assume that we all have telephoto lenses and we just want tight photos of their face. :)

    Either way, great shot and sorry for the lecture.

    Mark

  • MaliMali
    Title: The ApproachNikon F60

    The Approach
    xavis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 70 N: 584] (3180)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-18 8:34]
    Exellent photo Javier, a rare gem. You pointed out that the photo is intentionally overexposed, and I think it works out perfectly for this shot. It just depends on what you're exposing for. There is no rule that says oone can't expose for the midtones if it helps create an image that's in the photographer mind.

    Well done.

    Mark

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Childhood Delights

    Childhood Delights
    tamatree Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 38] (243)



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    markgong Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 325] (2840) [2008-04-16 11:16] [+]
    Good moment and toning but I think the framing is a bit off. Left side of the frame bothers me, but other than that, it's good.

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