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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fondation Louis Vuitton / 2Nikon D300s

    Fondation Louis Vuitton / 2
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 121 N: 1765] (14058)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [2015-05-26 23:20]
    Wow, what a surprise! Not being overly active here, upon stopping by yet again, I find that one of my favourite photographers from earlier times has started posting again.

    True to your style, new variations, new topics. Strange thing here is that man at the top looking out to this right...I wonder what he's caught his attention...

    ...but I know what's caught my attention here!

    Jump for joy!

    Benny

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Fujisan

    Fujisan
    maevakilla Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 59 N: 131] (1458)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [2015-05-26 23:11]
    Hello Maeva

    A great all-time classic. A very clear shot, with the boat and the bird perfectly placed. Excellent picture.

    Benny

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: São Paulo nº 156 - CONGONHAS!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    São Paulo nº 156 - CONGONHAS!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9239 W: 58 N: 12514] (68262)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [2015-05-26 23:08]
    Hello Neyvan

    Grainy picture at high ISO, but I like the result. I especially like the bands of ceiling and floor at top and bottom, and the guys in blue who form a great focal point to lead us into the architectural scene.

    Benny

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Under a cloudy skyCanon EOS 650D

    Under a cloudy sky
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 0 N: 6729] (23993)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3645 W: 205 N: 5819] (37596) [2015-05-25 8:48]
    Hi Harriet,
    There is a small part of this view that gives an impression of summer. Above there are dark and sinister clouds. thier reflections in the water make the lower part of the picture. a very attractive pleasant scene, apart from the clouds above.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • 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: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 9170 W: 270 N: 2653] (99174)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 2094] (10275)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 5716 W: 95 N: 9070] (50752)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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] (42160)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [2015-05-19 0:00]
    Iconic & dark. This is a very intriguing architecture shot. Thumbs up from me.

    Benny

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Red, yellow and blueCanon 400D Digital

    Red, yellow and blue
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 617 W: 63 N: 1250] (7175)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3645 W: 205 N: 5819] (37596) [2015-05-17 3:50]
    Gratulerar med dagen!

    En fin bild med alla norska färgerna representerade.

    Hälsningar från Sverige
    Gunnar

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Turkish pose-card

    Turkish pose-card
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3892 W: 316 N: 8515] (43293)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3645 W: 205 N: 5819] (37596) [2015-05-16 9:24] [+]
    Hej Gert,
    De kraftigt blå fälten på ömse sidor om betongen fångar elegant in själva triangulära motivet. Det röda hörnet är dessutom mycket ögonfångande. Är detta sista bilden innan nästa resa?
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar
    PS Maria och Torbjörn var här alldeles nyss, trevligt att träffa dem

  • 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: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 242 W: 22 N: 618] (3987)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 5212 W: 88 N: 12381] (58992)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 5579 W: 157 N: 7718] (88087)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 5716 W: 95 N: 9070] (50752)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 4782 W: 271 N: 8352] (69502)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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: 724] (3767)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1568 W: 34 N: 2269] (13915) [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

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