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  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: purple girlNikon D3200

    purple girl
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1837 W: 34 N: 2841] (17152) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [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: 1837 W: 34 N: 2841] (17152)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [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: 1837 W: 34 N: 2841] (17152) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [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: 848 W: 1 N: 1224] (9179)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [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: 848 W: 1 N: 1224] (9179)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [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: 848 W: 1 N: 1224] (9179) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [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: 848 W: 1 N: 1224] (9179) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [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

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: As the Sun Sets

    As the Sun Sets
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3370 W: 107 N: 5902] (26794)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-07-05 12:00]
    Hey Klaudio,

    You have put the vantage point to good use, the perspective and the light, the perfect time to enjoy this. the eight sides, one minaret is a very moroccan thing too but doesn't look eight sided from here.
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    Btw you should stay, keep the weakening pulse alive, make it stronger, you and a few others form the aorta of the site, supplying the blood to the heart of this site which i call the TEmple..
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    respect.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Winter Sunlight

    Winter Sunlight
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3370 W: 107 N: 5902] (26794)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-20 9:07]
    Hmmmm....moody, love the solitary park bench, wish you could get more of the dimensions by moving around..but love the effect of the light, the halo around the hair, the pets, more erwitt elliots puppies..i am sorry these photographers come to mind, their iconic photos...gosh i miss moving around with my camera, why was the computer ever invented ?

    !!

  • IranIran
    Title: Friday Mosque Impressions

    Friday Mosque Impressions
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3370 W: 107 N: 5902] (26794)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-20 8:55]
    If cheating creates a good visual effect and end up artistic, why not !i like the way you have presented the detail of the dome, the textures are very much defined, nice work

    nice weekend.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Hand That Creates

    The Hand That Creates
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3370 W: 107 N: 5902] (26794)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-20 8:54]
    Love this photo, decisive moment it is, more alex webb kind of photo. what could have been different is moved around to keep the orange lever out, more minimalist, i am sorry i just have the old the habit of giving more importance to the "photograph", the technicalities etc.

    ciao.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Winter Solstice

    Winter Solstice
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3370 W: 107 N: 5902] (26794)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-20 8:51]
    Lovely soft tones, a lovely slice of daily life, there is always a child in us. Upto us if we want to ignore it or or explore it..the woman on the extreme left, my first thought was that a nice juxtaposition with the mannequin but turn out to be the mother, the child looks at you suspiciously.."mama...why is that man taking out picture, tugging the hand of the mother."
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    incidentally, arnold Schwarzenegger was at madam tussads few days back and was posing like a wax statue and people gathered around him and admired how the was model looked so lifelike..one woman said "it looks so real" Arnold turned towards her and said "I am real" and the woman screamed and freaked out but only to have a great laugh....

    take care
    sayeed

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Wallarts of Istanbul - IINikon D 5000

    Wallarts of Istanbul - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6067 W: 494 N: 17170] (95378)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:26]
    This category of photos is precisely Cartier Bresson, he started it in the 30s, finding the abstraction, the geometry and waiting for human presence or the final piece of the puzzle. i think the two at intersection point with the two iron posts in the foreground could have been another idea..

    like yours too Mesut.

    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Reed flute caveCanon EOS 5 D

    Reed flute cave
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12393 W: 298 N: 24423] (98389)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:23]
    The lights have been carefully crafted in the cave and you have done really well to get the enigmatic effect of this place, its more surreal thatn spooky. steady hands dear friend

    sayeed

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: How are you ?Fuji Finepix S9500

    How are you ?
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6067 W: 494 N: 17170] (95378) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:21]
    The rich details of the woman's skirt, sitting on the sidewalk, it would interest me a lot, but a warm daily life moment, and exchange of words, a greeting, sharing news, what could be more human ?

    sayeed

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Preparing the nets

    Preparing the nets
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6067 W: 494 N: 17170] (95378)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:19]
    Aaah lovely dear Mesut, the red stool goes so well with the electric blue on him the woodwork serving a rich palate, well seen indeed, soothes the eyes. it is the kind of photo when you feel the moment will lost trying to reach out for the big slr, instead make do with the phone at hand..i can understand :)

    my regards to deniz and korkut and basak if you meet them again !

    sayeed

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: 'cause Brazil  means footballSony DSC HX200v

    'cause Brazil means football
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9133 W: 123 N: 16963] (91950)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:15]
    or maybe it is the other way..Football means Brazil. I have forgotten the results of this world cup semi (was it) where brazil took a pounding. it was an off day in the century, i am sure all of brazil thought that..football on the beach, a way of life in brazil isn't it

    sayeed

  • CubaCuba
    Title: I lost some color ?Sony DSC HX200v

    I lost some color ?
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9133 W: 123 N: 16963] (91950) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:12]
    The red flower tree soothes the eyes, the place is building upwards, nice tight fit graphic appeal to this one, have seen few photo from havana around te...this is a start

    sayeed

  • CubaCuba
    Title: I'm not in a church...Sony DSC HX200v

    I'm not in a church...
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9133 W: 123 N: 16963] (91950)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:11]
    My first from morocco which i uploaded on the was a similar photo and is still close to my heart. the colours conjure illusions and tricky stories, love the concentration of red in the centre Luciano..

    stained glass...a way of life..

    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: "Alexander's Prison"

    "Alexander's Prison"
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3370 W: 107 N: 5902] (26794)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 854] (6434) [2015-06-03 0:08] [+]
    nicely represented, the octagonal little fountain place with the blue tiles, i am here for that, its elegant and something that characterises the middle eastern daily life, there needs to be flowing water around where you live. maybe a cue from the Holy Quraan where it is said in repeated verses that once you attain paradise you shall be staying in gardens where fountains and streams flow underneath...

    skylight, what i need right now

    sayeed

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