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  • RussiaRussia
    Title: A Lamp in the Corner

    A Lamp in the Corner
    PoorColdBoy Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 69] (842)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-30 7:54]
    Hello William,
    Many mistakes here. You cut the top of your main subject. You cut the frame on the letr. You let the rope in the composition. The light on your subject is rather flat and unflattering.
    I give you props for showing something that the majority of members on this site has never seen. And still, your note could be more descriptive...
    However, from a photgraphic standpoint, I'm sure you could have done better.
    Best regards,
    Marc

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Kirkju

    Kirkju
    jabumbum Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 110] (912)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-30 7:42] [+]
    This is very funny because I took the exact same picture!! And I will have to check the exif, bit i took mine either on the 20th or the 21st. The sky was filled with big fat clouds when I took it... So it's most likely the dau before you...anyways
    You are looking east or south east i belive with this angle, so it makes me wonder if the color cast in the sky is natuural or added in pp? Especially that the color cast is not reflected on the grass.
    Otherwise, it's a fine composition! Very simillar to what I did.
    Best regards
    Marc

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Stormy day over the StooksNikonD300s

    Stormy day over the Stooks
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 41 N: 2209] (15405)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 13:29]
    Hello Leslie!
    I like how the stooks of straw lead the eye toward the layers of fields in the distance. It contributes to a good flow in your image. You also seem to have a good light on the field. Nice patches of sunlight popping here and there on the field. I love it. It was well worth getting your camera out for this one.
    However, I believe you went a bit over the top with the sky. It is sort of oppressing, which is not the general mood we get from the rest of the photo. So the top and the bottom do not seem to fit together and it makes the photo a little unbalanced and hard to "read".
    All the best,
    Marc

  • FranceFrance
    Title: NiortPentax Optio RZ10

    Niort
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 192 W: 13 N: 447] (2194)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 12:21] [+]
    Salut Jean,
    c'est vraiment un beau coin de la France! J'adore l'empilement de bâtiment. C'est peut-être pas la même chose pour vous français, mais pour moi, en tant que canadien, ces bâtiments avec ces couleurs et cette architecture sont ultra-exotiques! ;)
    Bonne idée de grimper pour avoir une belle vue d'ensemble et de détacher ces bâtiments que l'on voit derrière. Par contre, ça aurait été vraiment super si ce bâtiment à gauche n'était pas là! Ou si encore ton point surélevé avait été plus à droite. Mais enfin, on peut pas tout contrôler hein? Même chose pour la lumière: ici c'est pas idéal, mais c'est pas ta faute!

    Si je peux me permettre, je vais te critiquer sur deux choses que tu peux contrôler. Le couple dans le bas. Soit que tu attends qu'ils soient bien présent et que tu ne les coupes pas, soit tu attends qu'ils disparaissent!! ;) Enfin, on semble remarquer quelques coups de pinceau autour de la tour du pilori. Enfin, sur mon écran c'est assez évident, à moins que j'aie la berlue! Soit prudent avec cela.
    Au final, c'est une photo très agréable. Pas ta meilleure, mais certainement digne d'intérêt!
    Au plaisir,
    Marc

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Winter in July ♪

    Winter in July ♪
    J-H-Lili (52)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 11:16]
    Salut Lili,
    en effet, superbe endroit pour un petit trek!Histoire rafraîchissante que tu nous racontes dans la note par ailleurs.
    Très belle lumière sur les côtés des pentes de la montagne.La succession de zones d'ombres et de lumières est superbe.Les diagonales sont fortes et donnent du rythme.
    Est-ce que c'est une rivière que je vois là en premier-plan? Si c'est le cas, pourquoi ne pas se rapprocher et nous la montrer du même coup? Cela ajouterait une dimension importante à ta photo en lui ajoutant beaucoup de profondeur. Il faut se rapprocher des éléments clés d'une photo. Si on n'est pas assez près, la photo fini toujours par en souffrir.
    Au plaisir,
    Marc

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Modeling sessionCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Modeling session
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4007 W: 321 N: 8779] (44420)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3645 W: 205 N: 5821] (37602) [2015-07-29 9:44] [+]
    Hej Gert,
    Det gäller verkligen att ha kameran i gående färdigställning så att man kan ta en sådan här bild. Motiv kan dyka upp varsomhelst och försvinna precis lika fort. Här lyckades du verkligen ta en fin ögonblicksbild, med alla detaljerna på rätt plats!
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar

  • PakistanPakistan
    Title: Doing business on Wool Street

    Doing business on Wool Street
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4007 W: 321 N: 8779] (44420) *



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 8:32]
    Hi Gert,
    I can't believe this was taken 40+ years ago! The quality seems exceptionnal to my untrainned eye.
    The frame is so busy! there are so many details popping out every time I look at it! I love it!
    There is something with film photography that digital is still unable to reproduce. Might be the warmth, the grit, the grain...I don't know but there is an atmosphere that can only be felt with film.
    Very interesting daily life shot!
    Cheers,
    Marc

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Fou de toiNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Fou de toi
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5592 W: 0 N: 5441] (66209)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 7:10]
    Bonjour Serge,
    cette visite sur l'île Bonaventure figure encore aujourd'hui comme l'un de mes plus beaux souvenirs de voyage! Je me rappelle encore l'odeur des fous de Bassan ;) Leur parade est vraiment intéressante à observer et à cet endroit on est vraiment très près des oiseaux sans toutefois les déranger alors c'est vraiment idéal!
    Nous avons rarement de voir des photos d'eux aussi rapprochées avec un focus aussi parfait. C'est très intéressant!
    Bonne journée,
    Marc

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Námafjall Hverir

    Námafjall Hverir
    jabumbum Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 110] (912)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 7:03] [+]
    ahah, we were there pretty much at the same time. I was in this region around the 13-15th of july, I believe. I can style smell what you smelled when you took this picture...;) we gotta suffer sometimes to get the shots we want huh? :)
    The color of the earth at this place is what really struck me. I found it otherwordly and incredibly beautiful!
    Interesting point of view that you chose there! It's a beautiful photo. The foreground is very interesting, full of contrasts. But I believe the top of your frame is not strong enough to balance it out. Maybe get the mountains in? they still would have contrasted with the foreground but they are strong enough to compete with you strong foreground. Anyway, just a thought.
    Have a good day,
    Marc

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The Streets of RomeNikon Coolpix

    The Streets of Rome
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4083 W: 83 N: 6669] (52201)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 6:57] [+]
    Hey Daniel,
    it takes some guts to takes pictures in such difficult conditions.
    But the result is a nice splash of light! It works quite well for me, especially with the 2 bikers with hats right there.
    The sky is a little washed out, which is not surprising given the dynamic range in the picture. I'm guessing you did not taked this one in raw, and maybe in automatic mode? can you remember?
    Have a good one,
    Marc

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Colors of Cinque TerreCanon EOS 60D

    Colors of Cinque Terre
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8943 W: 378 N: 8155] (88767)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 6:16]
    Bonjour Jean,
    J'ai toujours trouvé que la photographie de voyage est certainement un type de photographie le plus difficile à maîtriser. Il faut être vif d'esprit car il y a du nouveau partout, être inspiré, connaître son équipement, être conscient de la lumière ambiante, etc...C'est pourquoi je regarde toujours les photos de voyages des membres ici :) Et quand j'ai la chance de tomber sur des endroits que j'ai déjà visité, cela me fait d'autant plus plaisir!!
    J'ai reconnu Manarola au premier coup d'oeil. Quel endroit magique! Tu ne te trouves pas à l'endroit le plus élevé du village, mais c'est bon, ça donne un plus à ta photo je pense. On se sent plus près de la scène. On a l'impression d'en faire partie.
    Je peux encore sentir et goûter les pâtes sauce aux noix (walnut) que j'y ai mangé...Une spécialité de la région m'a t'on dit...;)
    Bonne journée,
    Marc

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Kotor FjordNikon D 90

    Kotor Fjord
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10722 W: 999 N: 20659] (103531)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-29 4:10] [+]
    Hi Chris,
    I have never been to Montenegro, but this is precisely what i have in mind when I think about it. Making the effort to get to a vantage point is always worth it! You get rewarded with a good shot.
    I believe I know the answer but if you had to choose, would you keep that cruising ship in the frame or not?
    Cheers
    Marc

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: land's Edge II

    land's Edge II
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5272 W: 371 N: 11162] (54659)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-28 20:32]
    This site was already dying 9 years ago when I first started. Then it picked up for a while and then it was bought by some company and the core members flew away. I never completely left because here, once in a while, you get meaningful critiques/feedbacks that really helps with your photography.
    I really like this one. The lead-in is strong and makes a good anchor in your composition. The repetition of poles is a nice detail as well with the added benefit of nice reflections in the water. It also divides between the 2 strong color cast that you have. They don't look sooo washed out on my display. I can imagine the nice gradient of color top left on the full resolution file.
    You must have been using filters for this one? at least a graduated ND? Maybe a polarizer or a neutral density stopper?
    cheers,
    Marc

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The Opposite Top

    The Opposite Top
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1864 W: 2 N: 3749] (13810)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-28 20:02]
    I can relate to that shot. I remember the first time I visited Florence and the feeling I got while walking those streets is still very alive in me. I liked this city quite a bit. Much more than Roma or Venezia actually. There is something about those streets and those buildings that I found nowhere else in Italy.
    And your shot brought it all up in an instant. your vintage point of view gives a glimpse of the labyrinth own the old town.
    The colors of the duomo makes me think it was kinda wet. The haze in the distance does not give you the spectacular sky landscapist always look for but it creates a mood that really fits the compo. The duomo is such a strong anchor in your composition that you needed some balance in the distance and in my opinion the hazy horizon does balance it.
    I could have guessed it was on film. You just can't reproduce that feel on digital.
    Cheers,
    Marc

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Awa 2015 #4Canon 1DX

    Awa 2015 #4
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1686 W: 0 N: 3452] (37524)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-28 18:54]
    Hi Takero,
    I'm back to TE after a long break and i gotta say it was quite the surprise for me to see your photo as it is much bigger than the 800 pixels we used to post here!
    And it's a treat! Absolutely stunning portrait.I usually like to go at length in my critiques but here it's such a well executed, delicate portrait. Colors, focus and bokeh all work together. it's soft, delicate sophisticated.
    A fine detail is the triangle shaped dead space top right corner formed by her hat. It helps your compo in my opinion.
    All the best,
    Marc

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: City of DiamondsCanon EOS Rebel T3

    City of Diamonds
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2085 W: 39 N: 2751] (11322) *



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-28 8:57]
    Hi Alexandre,
    I just went through your gallery for the first time! Thare are several diamonds in there.
    The absolutely stunning sky is a beauty here! It lights up the whole picture and opens up your softly lit subject.
    The mood is very nice here. I would have liked a human presence here though. Not your fault obviously, you have no control on that, but I believe something like a couple walking, or some kids running would push this composition a step further.
    Cheers,
    Marc

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Get That Light!Pentax K3

    Get That Light!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5365 W: 88 N: 12764] (60580)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-28 8:45] [+]
    hey Craig!
    incredible point of view!! Seeing the thumbnail I thought it was a post by Cptnhaddock, you might remember that member. He used to post pretty much only photos taken witha wide angle lens from absolutely incredible point of views such as this one.
    The depth of field is absolutely top notch. It's a very good lens you got there! Well done!
    There is nothing to add here, it's just perfect.
    Did you try a long exposure here? Maybe with a 10-stop ND filter and a grad filter? I believe it would also look awesome...but in a different way.
    Cheers,
    Marc

  • AntarcticaAntarctica
    Title: Let me inCanon 5D Mark III

    Let me in
    neilharris Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (566)



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    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 149 N: 873] (3704) [2015-07-28 8:39]
    I just discovered your very impressive gallery. Many photos coming from very remote areas of the globe. It is very interesting!
    That penguins in the middle is quite the character and he really makes that photo. The whole composition revolves around it. The red window frames are a nice touch.
    It's hard to tell if it was feasible here, but I wonder if it was possible to give some breathing room to this group of penguins by including just a hint more foreground? and maybe less window, just to balance it out a little? Just wondering, hard to tell when you were not there. and I know what it is shooting in hard conditions, sometimes you just got to be happy with the shot you end up with.

    This community needs more photos and critiques from photographers like you. Go on posting and help other members with critiques once in a while.

    cheers
    Marc

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: architecture of Pomoravlje districtNikon D90

    architecture of Pomoravlje district
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3270 W: 259 N: 4512] (19856)



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    Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2195 W: 0 N: 2048] (16816) [2015-07-28 2:46]
    Postovani Sasa i prijatelju,

    zelim da ti se zahvalim na svim posetama koje si mi priredio. To otkrivam posle mnogo vremena.Odsutan sam jer se bavim slikarstvom i dugim boravcima u Vincima na Dunavu (opstina Golubac) gde sam sebi izmajstorisao vajat, odnosno atelje. Aktivnost na ovom sajtu mi nedostaje, kao i prijatne komunikacije, izmedju ostalog i posebno sa tobom. Kada se steknu uslovi, bice valjda kao nekad.

    Tvoje fotografije su jasne i konkretne, kako idejom tako i realizacijom i pretpostavljam da si jako zadovoljan svojim Nikonom. Posle svega, Paracin ce ti ostati duzan.

    Zelim ti ugodno leto i da i dalje budes kreativan.

    Srdacni pozdravi za tebe i tvoje!

    Branko

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Squares of Olomouc (and a street)Canon Ixus 1000 HS

    Squares of Olomouc (and a street)
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4007 W: 321 N: 8779] (44420)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3645 W: 205 N: 5821] (37602) [2015-07-27 9:08] [+]
    Hej Gert,
    En stillsam stadsbild med intressanta byggnader och konstverk. Det sjuder ju inte precis av liv och rörelse men det känns ändå angenämt här. En bild i sann TE-anda, skulle man kunna säga. Detta gäller också extrabilderna.
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar

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