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  • ChinaChina
    Title: Travelling in China

    Travelling in China
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8508 W: 108 N: 21633] (109503)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 398 N: 12560] (61066) [2017-06-28 3:57]
    Hello Malgo,
    I recognize this kind of scenery in Guizhou, so everything hasn't changed since 1986. I also had to satisfy myself with photos only from the train since it was difficult to come closer to these areas. Maybe there are still slower trains looking like they did 30 years ago, but what you show in the WS is very different from then. "Soft class" was quite comfortable but very old-fashioned in style.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ferme de la VilledieuCanon G3

    Ferme de la Villedieu
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14347 W: 880 N: 25999] (112843)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:57]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    I suppose the chapel is the link to the Knights Templar.
    Near where I live, there is a chapel situated in a barn; I believe that was because it was for a small religious group that could not afford to build a church and it was easy for the farm workers to attend without having to travel a long distance.
    You have used the difficult light very well, making an most effective contrast between the shaded and sunlit areas.
    The scene is beautifully composed to guide naturally from f/g to b/g.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Szalamander 2017 (VI)

    Szalamander 2017 (VI)
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 3 N: 958] (8251)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 398 N: 12560] (61066) [2017-06-28 3:52]
    Hello György,
    I have to say similar things as before: well handled light, fine skin tones, well captured atmosphere, good sharpness.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: BichinhoSamsung Pro815

    Bichinho
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5780 W: 205 N: 6878] (23719)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:51]
    Hello Lucas,

    You chose a fine viewpoint, to use the cross in the f/g but to off-set it so that it did not obscure the view of the church. In this way, it guides nicely and creates a very good link with the cross on top of the church.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Still a homePanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Still a home
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 0 N: 1439] (6273)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:46]
    Hello Jean,

    That seems like a very handy compromise between the family and the National Trust. Sometimes, I wish I lived so much further south as there are so few buildings in my area that belong to National Trust or English Heritage! I only seem to visit in holidays!

    This lis a very fine Georgian House and I love how its shape is given more interest by the many attic windows. You have used the path well, as a strong f/g triangle and the trees to create contrasts of light/shadow as well as anchoring the f/g.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: NYC le matinNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    NYC le matin
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7649 W: 0 N: 8453] (91444)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:39]
    Bonjour Serge,

    I don't remember seeing N.Y. from such a viewpoint, where the masts of the yachts compete so successfully with the skyscrapers! It's a fine photograph, with interesting f/g reflections, guiding inwards.
    Your pp with Color Efex is very effective.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: On the way to hill

    On the way to hill
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 0 N: 726] (3327)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:36]
    Hello Swapan,

    Oh, this is great!
    I recently watched a film on TV and I'm sure it was this train which was originally built for the tea trade.
    You have achieved a lovely sense of movement as the train curves across the frame, the smoke trailing behind.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Llanes IINikon D3100

    Llanes II
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4227 W: 5 N: 9313] (48362)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:32]
    Hola Angel,

    This is a very pretty little harbour and I like how you have used the boats in the f/g to create a fine sense of depth, across the water to the quayside buildings.
    There is a lovely flow from the parallel lines of buildings and boats in your well judged composition.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: dirleton castle

    dirleton castle
    dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 765 W: 0 N: 668] (10054)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:28]
    Hello Dale,

    You have found the perfect place from which to photograph the castle, so that the steps act not only to guide but to emphasise the steepness of the ascent!
    The castle has a strong character despite its obvious ruinous state and you have done well with your exposure with difficult lighting conditions.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Seated Ballerina - Rockefeller Center

    Seated Ballerina - Rockefeller Center
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1535 W: 241 N: 2455] (9712)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:21]
    Hello Brenda,

    What an interesting shot!
    I think you made the right choice for your main post for here, the ballerina is is tightly caressed by the buildings and the silhouetted figures not only add scale but give status to the sculpture; she is colourfully lit, they are in deep shadow.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Travelling in China

    Travelling in China
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8508 W: 108 N: 21633] (109503)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:16]
    Hello Malgo,

    I was immediately drawn to this because it rekindled memories of activities I used to do at school. I used to encourage the children to take a pencil for a journey all over the paper and then, with one colour, plus black and white, to make different hues, they could fill all the shapes they had made. The result was very similar to what we see here!
    What a view!
    So very different from anything that we would see in Europe!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Inside the OculusPentax K3

    Inside the Oculus
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6639 W: 88 N: 16001] (74119) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461) [2017-06-28 3:10]
    Hello Craig,

    Love this!
    It is such a fine piece of modern art, concentrating on lines and shades in a very well judged composition.
    The lady gives us a focal point and place from which to share this remarkable structure.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Appolo missionNikon D 90

    Appolo mission
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2574 W: 1273 N: 2831] (36305)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 398 N: 12560] (61066) [2017-06-28 2:12]
    Hello Claude,
    Nicely seen and well done. It's an amusing and very eye-catching photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: La LatinaCanon PowerShot G1 X

    La Latina
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5024 W: 83 N: 9260] (66529)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 398 N: 12560] (61066) [2017-06-28 2:11]
    Hello Daniel,
    The photo has fine depth and you managed the night light well. Especially I like the rays across the street. But I wish there had been at least one or two persons here.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: On the Open Road

    On the Open Road
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1862 W: 2 N: 3775] (13954)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 398 N: 12560] (61066) [2017-06-28 2:07]
    Hello Jason,
    It's nice to see one of your rare photos here. It's very well composed and the wall paintings are bright and eye-catching in spite of being slightly faded. Whatever that is, looking like a cranium of a bull, it is well placed near the corner.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Fume laa montagne et la luneNikon D800

    Fume laa montagne et la lune
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12079 W: 0 N: 15409] (154450)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 398 N: 12560] (61066) [2017-06-28 2:03]
    Hello Nicolas,
    How beautifully simple. You balanced the photo perfectly and put the jet stream exactly between the corners. It's a masterpiece of minimalism.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: On the Open Road

    On the Open Road
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1862 W: 2 N: 3775] (13954)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6639 W: 88 N: 16001] (74119) [2017-06-28 1:46]
    Hi Jason
    whats this???? JASON????
    did you mistakenly find the website or something?
    are you feeling ok? you know this isn't IG or FB right?


    haha...just messing with ya.
    great to see you post a photo here, and no we havn't forgotten about you.

    awesome subject here, not sure why it took you so long to capture it bc its a beauty. lots of grit, its a MANS shot haha.

    Hope you're not melting in that Arizona dessert!
    cheers
    Craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sauzon , for Gildas

    Sauzon , for Gildas
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5683 W: 277 N: 10612] (84042)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6639 W: 88 N: 16001] (74119) [2017-06-28 1:42]
    Hi Denis
    a wonderful tribute to our dear friend :)
    reading your note and listening to your words, I can actually feel the sadness and compassion.

    again, wonderful photo for Gildas :)
    Craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Eilean-Donan castle, bridge-sideCanon EOS 60D

    Eilean-Donan castle, bridge-side
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9779 W: 618 N: 18100] (81158)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6639 W: 88 N: 16001] (74119) [2017-06-28 1:38]
    Hi Ike
    yup, i'll never get tired of this view! I was here twice during our stay, each time well worth it. I flew my drone right over the Castle :) :) SO MUCH FUN!

    loving the colors, especially that rusty orange. and the lead in of the stone bridge is always a nice way to start the scene. awesome subject, awesome pov from down here.
    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Storm Approaching the WetlandsNikon D-300

    Storm Approaching the Wetlands
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4947 W: 256 N: 11238] (45461)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6639 W: 88 N: 16001] (74119) [2017-06-28 1:36]
    Hi Bev
    and once again the Beta version really shows how wonderful this scene is. the way all the subjects meander and snake across the frame is a key point in my books. so much depth, so much details, and the bright yellow is fighting all the others to be the focal point. and it proves once again how photos taken before and after storms usually have awesome lighting. well shot. cheers
    Craig

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