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  • ChinaChina
    Title: Canals in Shuhe

    Canals in Shuhe
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8948 W: 135 N: 22587] (113079)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 9:52]
    Hello Malgo,

    This looks like a very popular place. Will these be tea houses or just cafes, whatever, they look really attractive places to sit and enjoy the ambience of the situation.
    The boardwalk makes an effective lead, dividing to accommodate either cafe.
    The building looks very colourful, decorated with lanterns.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)
    You trekaholic! Are you in Albania now?

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: An dernier

    An dernier
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7929 W: 0 N: 8895] (94685)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 9:41]
    Bonjour Serge,

    We have had a particularly poor summer with regard to the weather. I hope we get warm temperatures at the beginning of autumn!

    This is a lovely autumnal shot from last year; the eclectic mix of warm colours in the trees is delightful.They are even reflected in the river to extend the colours.
    The church spire is the only building in view and it is very strongly positioned in the frame to complete a fine composition.
    The there is no blue in the sky, the dark appearance adds a sense of drama.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Keeping it cleanPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Keeping it clean
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 521 W: 0 N: 1748] (7309)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 2:12]
    Hello Jean,

    I recognised the place immediately. We camped at Polperro a couple of years ago and I know I have stood exactly where you took this shot.
    The boats and the busy 'cleaner', in the f/g, set the scene and what a glorious b/g they introduce.
    The weather was perfect for such a scene!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk XXV

    Gdansk XXV
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 3 N: 1078] (9361)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 2:09]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    The elements of your photograph fit together so well and love naturally from f/g to b/g.
    The boarding in the f/g seems to be repeated on the roof. with the workmen providing the animated link between.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Traveling with StalinSony DSC HX200v

    Traveling with Stalin
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10619 W: 126 N: 19329] (101712)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 2:05]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    I was intrigued to know about this train and the location. Stalin was a complicated man and driven by his own philosophies. He really had a lot a lot to answer for regarding the neglect of large parts of the country and brutal imprisonments. Enough said!

    But it must have been very interesting to explore where he was born and elements of his daily life. You have shown us a very well angled view of his train carriage and added human interest with the figures boarding.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Polignano a Mare

    Polignano a Mare
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13273 W: 132 N: 26860] (159891)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:56]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    This looks like a religious scene.
    I immediately recalled the star over Bethlehem!
    It looks so different in the Blue Hour.
    A beautifully captured shot with amazing clarity.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Obelisco di Sant'Oronzo

    Obelisco di Sant'Oronzo
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4627 W: 29 N: 5772] (59844)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:53]
    Ciao Carlo,

    You have shown us immense contrasts in your photograph.
    In the f/g we see a modern vehicle acting as an advert for the nearby restaurant, whilst the b/g reveals features and buildings of much greater age!
    The vehicle is in shadow, the historical part in full sun.
    I wonder which part is being advocated!!!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ercolano IINikon D 90

    Ercolano II
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13176 W: 1022 N: 25595] (124625)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:47]
    Hello Chris,

    This is even better than your first photograph, giving us a feeling of a step back in time. You reveal the excellent condition of these ancient buildings and animate it with modern figures.
    I marvel at the skills of the ancient builders who had much less sophisticated tools with which to work.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Hohenschwangau IVNikon D3100

    Hohenschwangau IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4444 W: 5 N: 9759] (50174)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:44]
    Hola Angel,

    You have given us a really well composed photograph containing the three elements of greenery, castle and sky, all well saturated and sharply exposed. I like how you have included the castle into the scene so that it makes a stepped, central layer.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Liberec castleNikon D7200

    Liberec castle
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 0 N: 6206] (47592)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:39]
    Hello Ryszard,

    You seem to have had some gorgeous weather, with stunning blue skies and good light.This building looks more like a palace than a protective castle but that does not detract from its strong clean lines and attractive appearance, very sharply exposed.
    You have cleverly softened the rigid appearance of the white building by including the rounded curves of the shrubs in the f/g.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Du cote de chez moiSony HX90V

    Du cote de chez moi
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14323 W: 156 N: 24797] (131302)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:34]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    Autumn is usually a beautiful month and we can see its transforming effects in your photograph.
    The mixture of greens and bronzes is very attractive.
    I like how you have given us strong f/g interest as a guide to the the wider picture.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Montargis la nuit sous la pluie

    Montargis la nuit sous la pluie
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14740 W: 880 N: 26779] (116449)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:27]
    Ha ! Ha! Philippe, you are a dedicated photographer to endure the wind, the rain and the darkness to capture your chosen church!
    I really like it!
    The wet pavements reflect the lights, particularly of the traffic lights and though night time, there is a certain warmth about the scene.
    I couldn't decide whether there were fairy lights around the street or whether they were reflecting raindrops ... but there would be no fairy lights in the road!!! The raindrops are an unusual and effective addition!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: EuroDisny Paradenikon coolpix 5200

    EuroDisny Parade
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10203 W: 618 N: 18796] (83628)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:20]
    Hello Ike,

    Disney is very good at putting on a show and these illuminated features look amazing against the night sky. It must have been difficult selecting which bit to photograph.
    I like your selection. The large flower is strongly placed and the other features flow naturally from this strong start.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: By night...Canon EOS 30D

    By night...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8245 W: 157 N: 12793] (113036)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:13]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    It is easy to understand why this is called a 'blue hour' shot.
    The sky, with its reflection in the river, is superb.
    I like how it guides so effortlessly from the f/g to the bright, welcoming lights of the city.
    It took me a while to notice the figures on the river bank but they were useful at giving me a sense of scale.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Entre deuxNikon D700

    Entre deux
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12511 W: 0 N: 15617] (157862)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 1:08]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    There is nothing better than a thin mist to add romance and mystery to a photograph.
    You have included it really well in your composition of the winding river, with hazy reflections and a lovely blue sky above.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The AdourCanon Eos 760d

    The Adour
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8930 W: 63 N: 25102] (111821)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 0:14]
    Hello Stephen,

    I love this!
    I have complained about the insipid skies in many of my photographs, this summer. Your photograph confirms that you don't need sun and blue skies, just an interesting sky. And this is a cracker! It's full of ominous drama!
    Your well chosen viewpoint, taking every advantage of the many-arched bridge receding into the distance, adds to the dramatic character.
    A very well exposed photograph under dull conditions!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Look Out!Pentax K3

    Look Out!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6879 W: 88 N: 16624] (76423) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 0:08]
    Hello Craig,

    Your w/s mural looks quite benign in comparison with this beast!
    It's a really well timed shot; it makes us want to shout out, "Beware!" to the unsuspecting girl who seems quite oblivious of the danger!
    What a great exhibition. I bet it encourages lots of tourists and you have certainly had a great time!

    Have a similarly great day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Horses TramCanon 5D Mark III

    Horses Tram
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23167 W: 523 N: 38289] (165972)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-26 0:05]
    Hello John,

    I took a ride in a carriage when I was in Bruges, sadly that was before I had my digital camera!
    This is a photograph which has so much to enjoy. The couple on the corner are a good starting point and by following their gaze the cobbled street, with its horse drawn carriage and old, interesting buildings, opens up before us. The red pillar box is an eye-catching feature, too.
    The overhanging tree adds some welcome greenery to street scene.
    We have two paths to travel, with the carriage into the sunshine or to the left down a contrasting, shady street.
    It's a well balanced and most interesting street scene.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Royal bikesCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Royal bikes
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5182 W: 83 N: 9663] (68477)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-25 1:08] [+]
    Hello Daniel,

    Yes, bikes and Amsterdam go hand in hand!
    To have them as the f/g for your photograph seems most appropriate.
    They help to create the 'busy' atmosphere as well as a horizontal thirds in your composition.
    It's a scene full of activity before the viewers reach the imposing building of the palace.
    I don't know if you are familiar with paintings by L.S. Lowry but this reminds me very much of the busy scenes he recorded in Manchester.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ChileChile
    Title: Valle de la Muerte Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Valle de la Muerte
    LuisGustavoLima Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 270 W: 0 N: 424] (1790)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 266 N: 11780] (47486) [2017-09-25 1:02]
    Hello Luis,

    THis is a wild and beautiful landscape, from the rocky f/g to the line of distant, snow=sprinkled mountains.
    The pink sky adds a sense of a different world, maybe a moonscape!
    What better way to emphasise the wildness by sharing the scene with an animal!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

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