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  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: purple girlNikon D3200

    purple girl
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2018 W: 34 N: 3238] (19023) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-22 13:03]
    Would have preferred this anywhere around the frame, centre not working for me, but to catch beautiful girl in hijab without intruding into her physical space is a job well done..you have managed to remain invisible in this one too..

    its all about arranging the elements in the rectangle - sergio larrain.

    :)

    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: walk on downNikon D40

    walk on down
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2018 W: 34 N: 3238] (19023)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-22 13:01]
    i thought this was the cliched concept of partial desat, and i am so so happy it is not. a similar mood, i love the presence of the man with the his shirt open, probably to beat the heat. this could very well be the scene of an old chinese movie. love the red in there, the communist red, is it ? ;)

    nice to see you bro...

    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: the old revolutionNikon D40

    the old revolution
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2018 W: 34 N: 3238] (19023) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-22 12:58]
    Hey Benny, well i have just put in 16 hours of work at the bank, and i remember not acknowledging this photo and another of a similar kind few days back, well here i am, absolutetd delighted to see it again, the faces at the opposite corners, with the soft disappearing tones, what a story this is building up to be..

    always happy to see an ol' mate..

    hugs
    sayeed

  • IraqIraq
    Title: Two Brothers (for Klaudio)Nikon D800

    Two Brothers (for Klaudio)
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 2 N: 1368] (9737)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 3:04]
    A visit to northern iraq in 2014, there has to be purpose and strong faith, an open-mindedness, values and respect, qualities that i see you possess, and i don't know you enough. if you travelled for work or as a personal journey to understand the plight of a nation which has lost so much. to see, believe, connect and photograph, i think the series is a gem. the boys represent the two sides of a country still struggling from the after effects of a "war", decades of persecution. while one is still cynical, skeptical about your presence, chooses to hide his identity, chooses not to open up, i think it speaks more about his mind than his body language. The other is the optimistic one, with a faint smile, unsure but still holding onto faith. is that a rosary between his palms ? he wants to be the child who grows up normally, to ride, to swim and play, have a future, a life worth living.

    this is such an important photo given the context and condition of a country ravaged by decades of war. your gallery chooses to show smiling faces of families and people and landscape. a breath of fresh air. The only time i get to see photos from iraq is through the work of photojournalists and freelance workers. They are addicted to showing hopelessness, loss, despair, the dark side with no future.

    Respect, admiration Kasia.

    sayeed

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Emerald SkyNikon D800

    Emerald Sky
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 2 N: 1368] (9737)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 2:36]
    This is on my wish list, i don't know when or how, travelling from india to iceland is a big deal with a full time job..your photo is a strong invitation !

    aren't there pink hues too ?


    sayeed

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Lady with a BicycleNikon D800

    Lady with a Bicycle
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 2 N: 1368] (9737) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 2:34]
    it is simplistic, minimal, beautiful poise of the woman, though i would prefer her to be a part of the bigger scene, maybe a wider shot, place her elsewhere in the frame, maybe entering the frame ? its all about arranging the rectangle, woos..i remember quotes from sergio larrain....

    good week kasia

    sayeed

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Fishermen AcrobaticsNikon D800

    Fishermen Acrobatics
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 2 N: 1368] (9737) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 2:32]
    Hello Globe trotter, well first of all how come you have not visited india by now ? :)

    you should have a fantastic time here and since photography is your forte i would suggest you travel asap. you will embark on a journey like no other.

    well about these gimmicks that the locals are unto is just to make some extra pocket money, they don't usually expect but the sight to a western tourist could mean some handy cash, i was on one the basket boats in the coconut farms in Hoi An, central vietnam and the fisherman spun the basket around with quite incredible speed, like a top, like one of those theme park rides when you small, right? but it was all cool, he enjoyed it as much as i did. there was no signal, or suggestion that he wanted to be tipped at the end of it. but honestly, some damage is done, and i speak for myself and from what i have observed india. some foreign tourist who aspire to make photos end up paying the locals only for photographs ! to me, its not good taste, if you have to, you could just buy something on their behalf etc. what happens eventually, they expect it from every tourist who would want to make some candid photos too. They get aggressive, see it as a breach of private space or a dent in their business. Photography is not about that really. I think if you could smile and have a small conversation and exchange ideas, money is the last thing on their minds.

    but these little gimmicks make your trip, tips aside. i like the photo and fact that you opted for a fast shutter to make the silhouettes stand out.

    cheers
    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: sleeping on the jobNikon D3200

    sleeping on the job
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2018 W: 34 N: 3238] (19023)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:53]
    an exemption to the rule that we can forgive :)
    great colours and composition

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maiko #1Canon 1DX

    Maiko #1
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 0 N: 3600] (43610)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:51]
    I can only imagine the bad behaviour of some tourist.
    A very close-up portrait of the young Maiko, with fine details. The well managed dof and light makes the image very attractive.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ pipe dreamer ~Nikon D70s

    ~ pipe dreamer ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5751 W: 152 N: 12756] (56344) *



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:46]
    an interesting pipe and well written note. I hate smoking and smokers but smoke often produces atmospheric photos such as you show us here.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maiko #2Canon 5D Mark3

    Maiko #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 0 N: 3600] (43610)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:45]
    great use of Dof she springs out of the frame, beautiful details

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: The JumpCanon EOS 5Ds

    The Jump
    peterpap Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 44] (761)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:43]
    great timing, I just wish he was alone in the air and not with his buddy behind.

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Living on the lakeCanon EOS 5Ds

    Living on the lake
    peterpap Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 44] (761)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:41]
    another nice example of daily life around the lake. good contrast and colour

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Little PrincessesNikon D800

    Little Princesses
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 2 N: 1368] (9737)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:41]
    A fine double portret at the Shinbyu festival

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Back homeCanon EOS 5Ds

    Back home
    peterpap Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 44] (761)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-06-11 2:39]
    a deep colourful, candid daily life photo

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Bagan SunsetCanon EOS 5Ds

    Bagan Sunset
    peterpap Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 44] (761)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-05-30 22:04]
    again an atmospheric photo , Bagan has lots of them on offer :)
    It's good that soem temples are now closed, what I saw in Janaury was ridiculous, so many tourists as opposed to my first visit in 2003, and I may add so much rubbish.

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Walking On WaterCanon EOS 5Ds

    Walking On Water
    peterpap Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 44] (761)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-05-30 22:02]
    a nice scene and very atmospheric. Very good exposure here and placement of the sun and the silhouette

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: DucksCanon EOS 5D Mk 2

    Ducks
    neilharris Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 31] (654)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-05-03 10:30]
    I've seen this a lot around Hpa-An. Nicely composed and atmospheric with the dust.

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Still lifeCanon EOS 5D Mk 2

    Still life
    neilharris Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 31] (654)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-04-21 8:53]
    It still is in some places. Nice working image with good details of the stil

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ pulling the catch ~Nikon D70s

    ~ pulling the catch ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5751 W: 152 N: 12756] (56344)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2148] (15238) [2016-04-15 11:07]
    Great positioning of the sun and the dark silhouetted fishermen. The subtle tones of the wispy clouds finishes the image off nicely.

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