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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza dei Miracoli

    Piazza dei Miracoli
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 29 N: 50] (3791)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:49]
    Hello Recep

    A most classic scene, but your subtle bl/w shot still manages to surprise. That's quite a feat!

    Good job!

    Benny

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Sail 2015 / 2Nikon D300s

    Sail 2015 / 2
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 121 N: 1785] (14164)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:48]
    Hello again Cristina

    Long time, no see.

    Strong and full of fine contrasts. No leaning angle, but head on. And it works. Tfs!

    Benny

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Country FestCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Country Fest
    salmonelli Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 26] (142)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:46]
    Hello Alfons

    In your conversion I absolutely love how you managed to highlight the white on the house. The many people below (and yes, that dog too) are left in the dark, noticed as details afterwards...I like this effect here.

    A fine piece of work, thanks for sharing it.

    Benny

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: From the Other Side

    From the Other Side
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3292 W: 107 N: 5794] (25855)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:44]
    Hello Klaudio

    A playful architectural touch, and it looks like fun to touch as well. A fine capture. On a sunny day, I can imagine lots of opportunities for creative photography here. Just look at that one hand in the middle...

    Benny

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Workings of the WindmillCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Workings of the Windmill
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1429 W: 399 N: 5487] (22168)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:41]
    Hi John

    Strong and solid architecture, and at 1/3 you manages to bring out some fine wooden textures. I also like the tilt here. Fine shot, if you ask me.

    Benny

  • Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina
    Title: Day 4: NeumNikon D60

    Day 4: Neum
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4116 W: 83 N: 6800] (52801)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:39]
    Hi Daniel

    Deep and strong blue, and an almost abstract composition in the way you distributed the green and branches around it. I like the result.

    Benny

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ breaking the rule ~Nikon D70s

    ~ breaking the rule ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4766 W: 146 N: 10902] (46936)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:37]
    Hello Abmdsudi

    Hip shots, even by a good photographer, score at about 1 to 10 ratio, I guess. Obviously, most are rubbish and quickly discarded. Yet, they can also bring unexpected quality and with a good selection, can yield sosme really good results. Odd angles, noise, over- and underexposure...it's all part of the fun!

    Bring the noise!

    Here the sunlight specks are OK, the white-out triangle in the back too, what really makes it work for me is that red bag in the top left corner. The way it captures the light...magic!

    A good selection!

    Cheers

    Benny

    PS: I once wrote a (modest) study on art and creativity. The title of it was the same as the one you picked for this picture! :)

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Subtle and profound DanceCanon 1D Mark‡W

    Subtle and profound Dance
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1702 W: 0 N: 3453] (37736)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:29]
    Hello again dear Takero

    Interesting use of dof here, to focus on the hat, leaving the actual person hidden and much of the other details slightly blurred, adding mystery and ambience to the scene.

    Benny

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Black Sea Bauties - XNikon D 5000

    Black Sea Bauties - X
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5781 W: 492 N: 16321] (89140)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:27]
    Merhaba again, dear Mesut

    A strongly graphic shot of a fascinating area. The Black sea coast of Turkey is somewhere on that (long) list of places I hope to visit some day.

    Very colourful, the microfoon adds a touch of modernity. Here too, beauty is in detail.

    Benny

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: To be or not to be !Nikon D 5000

    To be or not to be !
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5781 W: 492 N: 16321] (89140)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-03 4:23]
    Hello dear Mesut

    An impressive capture of these changing times. I feel nostalgic for neglected beauty and wonder how long the 'new' buildings will last.

    Benny

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: GeitáCanon EOS 60D

    Geitá
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1370 W: 28 N: 3114] (19850)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-02 12:16]
    Hello Olivier

    Another impressive grey scenery. I like the textures on the rocks, the smoothness of the water surface and that patch of light in the distance. A fine picture.

    Benny

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Music Room

    Music Room
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2376 W: 0 N: 1334] (8709)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-02 12:11]
    Hello Wolfgang

    A playful shot, with good enough light balance. Not easy, I can imagine, but it works. Well done.

    Benny

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris

    Paris
    Rafer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 879 W: 142 N: 598] (15875)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-02 12:10]
    Ola Rafer

    Great urban detail. The man in near silhouette is perfectly placed. I'm not 100% about the straight border of black on the left, might have been tempted to try and crop it out. The black on the right is essential, though.

    Benny

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Speed ...Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Speed ...
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2373 W: 76 N: 1046] (35519)



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    Rafer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 879 W: 142 N: 598] (15875) [2015-09-02 10:56]
    Buen efecto, buen color..magnifica foto de alta velocidadˇˇˇ saludos Jeanˇˇˇˇ

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Alpine Light III

    Alpine Light III
    GyurMaster Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 27] (1147) *



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-02 9:02]
    Wow! That's an impressive series of bl/w nature shots you're posting here, Gyorgy. This is the pick of the crop for me, especially because of the low light on the animals. Terribly underrated in terms of TE-points (for whatever that is worth), but please keep them coming. These shots are a pleasure to look at.

    Benny

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Two Hearts

    Two Hearts
    quovadis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 148] (1128)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-02 5:11] [+]
    Hello Tomek

    Well spotted, I like the theme. The hearts stand out and the children are playful, both work really well against the old car background. The reflection on the bumper is a nice extra.

    On the other hand, I'm not convinced by the crop. The girl at the fron loses her feet behind the curb, while the other girl gets a nasty cut on the shoulder.

    Still, the enthusiasm of the scene shines through, so I don't mind giving a little applause here.

    Cheers

    Benny

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: splash of yellow

    splash of yellow
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3516 W: 5 N: 7293] (36472)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-02 5:07]
    Hello Ourania

    An enjoyable and sunny still-life. The heavy yellow and the wooden chair, although very Greek, also remind me of Van Gogh.

    Benny

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fan du tour de FranceNikon D 90

    Fan du tour de France
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2401 W: 1223 N: 2355] (32204)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401) [2015-09-02 5:06]
    Bonjour Clodo

    The yellow jersey is the one that really, really matters, but I guess this one is everybody's favourite really.

    This year, for the first time in a while, I followed some of the Tour's mountain stages, and I must say I was rather shocked by the carnaval-like athmosphere and by the behaviour of some fans. It's like an accident waiting to happen. This one looks quite innoncent, though!

    Good focus, good colours, perhaps a pity her face doesn't catch more sunlight.

    Cheers

    Benny

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Olvera VIINikon D3100

    Olvera VII
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2913 W: 2 N: 6818] (35905)



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    Rafer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 879 W: 142 N: 598] (15875) [2015-09-01 10:45]
    Buenisima profundidad..vaya calle mas chula...saludos Angel.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Grazalema IVNikon D3100

    Grazalema IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2913 W: 2 N: 6818] (35905)



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    Rafer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 879 W: 142 N: 598] (15875) [2015-09-01 10:43]
    Menudo lugar para hechar unas cervecitas muy agusto..bonita foto y perfecto encuadre..saludos Angel ˇˇˇˇ

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