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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Pillow maker's shopNikon D 5000

    Pillow maker's shop
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6066 W: 494 N: 17137] (95074)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 408 N: 6051] (24688) [2016-07-01 8:30]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    I very much like your "crafts" series and this is a delightful example.

    We may not actually see the craftsman or woman here but we get a good view of this shop while the customer quietly and patiently waits for the owner to return.

    A well composed and pleasing photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: ONE U.N. PLAZASony Nex 6

    ONE U.N. PLAZA
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 306 N: 3084] (12194) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 408 N: 6051] (24688) [2016-07-01 7:45]
    Hello Rob,

    A fascinating and informative note and a fabulous photograph to accompany it.

    Your well chosen viewpoint and use of a wide lens has given some wonderfully strong perspective in this very bold and graphic image making for a very striking composition.

    The light, colours and reflections are glorious, your exposure perfect and the depth of field and sharpness are exquisite.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Cage Fighters

    Cage Fighters
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4910 W: 363 N: 10207] (52096)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 408 N: 6051] (24688) [2016-07-01 6:48] [+]
    Hello gert,

    yes, that's quite a thought: that one's social class determines one's taste. I'd never quite thought of it like that but the more I do think about it, the truer it seems to be.

    So perhaps the fact that I do like this photograph puts me in a particular social class, though I'm not entirely sure which one. The colourful tapestry, of course, is the "star of the show" in this photograph but not only do we see the three admirers of it but those three people are perfectly placed and their lines of gaze are too - almost as radii of a semicircle. While the simple bench, on which the central figure is seated, blends almost imperceivably into the wooden floor.

    A superb composition with lovely light and colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Re-living HistoryPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Re-living History
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 326 W: 0 N: 996] (4709)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 408 N: 6051] (24688) [2016-07-01 6:18] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Jean,

    These "mediaeval festivals" can be great fun and offer some lovely opportunities for photographers. And how nice that you have told us about just how much work these dedicated re-enactors put into their performances, what with making their own clothing and trying to make everything as authentic as possible.

    This is a beautiful photograph of this little group of equally beautifully dressed people, all looking happy and wearing lovely fresh clothes - perhaps they would not have been quite so relaxed nor clean six centuries ago!

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I've a done a very quick (and not particularly good) workshop for you.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Through the RoofNikon D-300

    Through the Roof
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 408 N: 6051] (24688) [2016-07-01 5:53]
    Hello Bev,

    I must admit that I never saw you nipping into the entrance of the station - but you have cleverly used the glass canopy as an interesting "filter" to create some lovely light patterns here. I also suspect that the glass might have some polarising qualities too as the sky is wonderfully blue!

    A very well seen and taken photograph of this splendid Balmoral Hotel (I always remember it as the "North British"!) with glorious light, rich colours, some remarkable patterns and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Do you remember this picture posted by Ann after our Peebles TE meeting?

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Mural 2016Nikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Mural 2016
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6644 W: 0 N: 6690] (78697)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 5:08]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a scene that you won't see every day!
    It would be good to see the bus before and after but that probably wasn't within your remit.
    As it is, this a very fine,sharp photograph, with excellent, brightly coloured details.

    I like that the graffiti artist has a identification badge around his neck. Was that legal permission for him to spray the bus?

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: in the spot light

    in the spot light
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4314 W: 12 N: 8692] (45088)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 3:40]
    Hello Ourania,

    What a delightful photograph.
    Even the sunlight is playing to the occasion, putting the group in a natural spotlight!
    I love how the scene is layered, with the heads of proud parents watching every move! We feel to be sharing this intimate moment with them!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lumix Digital Camera

    Un été maussade
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4630 W: 63 N: 9357] (56227)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 3:29]
    Bonjour Nicole,

    We can't always have sunshine (and sometimes it feels we never have sunshine) but it can't stop us wanting to photograph! What you have demonstrated is that on a grey day, with excellent composition and interesting features, it is still possible to take a good photograph. It is moody and captures the conditions of the day.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Curieuse surveillanceCanon G3

    Curieuse surveillance
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13141 W: 879 N: 23588] (101040)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 3:24]
    Hello Philippe,

    You really couldn't have asked for a better combination of bird and notice! It just shows how we can't always impose our rules on nature!
    I'm sure this was a very impromtu shot and you wouldn't have chance to change settings on your camera but the fun achieved makes up for any slight problems with sharpness.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Have a sit!Canon PowerShot G1 X

    Have a sit!
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4438 W: 83 N: 7557] (58104)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 3:19]
    Hello Daniel,

    Yes, I am very tempted to be seated!
    It's a fine composition which uses the visual elements very effectively, to link them by design, colours and position into an artistic form.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelarusBelarus
    Title: Times series analysis

    Times series analysis
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7145 W: 100 N: 18093] (96603)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 3:15]
    Hello Malgo,

    An interesting analysis but one that no-one would doubt.
    The number of participating members has certainly been decreasing steadily.
    It would, also, be interesting to log how many members only post photographs, never critiquing the work of others!
    I am positive that studying the photographs of others and identifying what you feel is good or could be improved, makes you a much sharper and more intuitive photographer yourself!

    Your photograph shows a lovely building, looking more like a palace, I would say, than a castle. It's a good technique to use the building itself to maintain attention. There is no way that attention can go beyond the building and why would you with such interesting details!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: On Golden Pond

    On Golden Pond
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5493 W: 369 N: 11808] (57716)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 3:01]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    With the right light, the possibilities of stunning shots from the Highlands is immeasurable! You have got it just right, here! The colours are gloriously rich and, because of the reflection, the images have completely different textures.
    The 'wee' building makes a strongly positioned focal point.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Red Rock Canyon

    Red Rock Canyon
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12734 W: 154 N: 22014] (118917)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:57]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    A very well composed photograph of the canyon reveals the differences in the land surfaces very well.
    I love the overlapping layers of rock, looking almost like wrinkled skin!
    The people were imperative to help us understand the scale !

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Cage Fighters

    Cage Fighters
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4910 W: 363 N: 10207] (52096)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:53] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    A very fine observational photograph as well as a sharp rendering of the art itself.
    I was fascinated by how well the people have determined their own personal space; or is it that they want to see the tapestry from different angles!!!!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Dresden FrauenkircheCanon EOS 1100D

    Dresden Frauenkirche
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7745 W: 63 N: 21572] (98337)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:44]
    Hello Stephen,

    The first thing that I noticed was how beautifully colour co-ordinated the table cloths and people's clothes were, in the f/g. You couldn't have staged it better!
    Having enjoyed the f/g though, this is one beautiful building! It looks to have been built more in the style of an opera house than a church.
    I love the dual aspect that you have given us. You really do set the scene.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Erasmus in GoldSony DSC HX400v

    Erasmus in Gold
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 53 N: 10196] (36298) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:38]
    Hello Lars,

    This is a very well composed photograph, with the bridge cables appearing to capture the skyscrapers in a taunt net, but it is the light that one notices first! It is that lovely time when the low sun gilds features in a warm glow.
    Very well seen and very well exposed.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • JordanJordan
    Title: Dead Sea Salt RipplesNikon D 90

    Dead Sea Salt Ripples
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11839 W: 1006 N: 22825] (113331)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:25]
    Hello Chris,

    I don't think I have ever seen a photograph of this well known area before! I found it fascinating.
    There is such a contrast between the two parts of the photograph; the f/g has a wonderful combination of brown layers, peaking and curving, dry or slightly submerged, whilst the b/g shows a smooth, blue, very tranquil water, exhibiting reflections along its edges.

    Is there any life in its extra salty waters?

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Tenth floor viewiPhone6

    Tenth floor view
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8439 W: 600 N: 15031] (70795)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:19]
    Good Morning Ike,

    I thought you had been up in your balloon again!

    It's a well judged composition, providing a dual aspect, whether to follow the road along the lower edge or cross the zebra crossing and investigate deeper into the scene. Whichever way you choose first, there are a lot of city details to absorb and enjoy.
    I see the tall structure of the bridge, that you shared with us a few weeks ago, the old Jerusalem stone houses and the contrasting modern builds. Oh, to be a bird and enjoy this view more often!!!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Pairi Daiza XXIIICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Pairi Daiza XXIII
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21118 W: 522 N: 34928] (152314)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:14]
    Good Morning John,

    Thank you for the extensive and interesting notes to accompany your splendid photograph.

    I like how you have used the fence as a guide and the careful composition of the greenery, in relation to the blue of the lake.
    The small chalet makes a good focal point and ensures that the details of the many birds are absorbed along the way.
    Adelightful, restful photograph.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D800

    Deux dents au réveil
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10615 W: 0 N: 14919] (141248)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4168 W: 243 N: 9363] (38522) [2016-07-01 2:08]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    'Two fiery peaks, drifting in a sea of smoke!'
    This looks like the setting for some science fiction movie not a photograph from The Alps!
    A very moody photograph, nicely composed with a strong f/g triangle and good focal points.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

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