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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Palm housePanasonic Lumix TZ70

    The Palm house
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 1527] (6581)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 15:15]
    Hello Jean,

    It is amazing how we are affected by the photographs of others, sending us on experimental journeys of photography, that we might never otherwise have considered. I know that I have seriously adapted the range and style of my photographs.

    Your main upload is both original and exciting. You have made the frame of the windows into a reticulated pattern which is interesting in its own right, rather than just being a vehicle through which we view the garden. In this instance, the garden, though intriguing, has a lesser role.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)
    Glad you have managed to upload the w/s.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Maison MilliereNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Maison Milliere
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7739 W: 0 N: 8621] (92489)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 15:07]
    Bonjour Serge,

    The details of the house are most attractive both is style and textures but your composition goes beyond that, including the walls and chimneys of b/g buildings, helping to create an eclectic mix of shapes and colours, framing the sky nicely by their outlines.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Am HochrheinCanon G5X

    Am Hochrhein
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3721 W: 59 N: 4861] (30057)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 3:34]
    Hello Kari,

    When I view the photographs of fellow TE contributors, it often inspires me to search my archive for scenes of previous adventures. You can imagine what I am thinking when I tell you that a couple of years ago, I cruised the Rhine from Basel to Cologne. Maybe I will find time .. who knows!

    I love reflections and this is a great example as it is beautifully composed on a diagonal, too! The 'real' supports make the perfect link between the bridge that we cannot see and its shimmering reflection. The details tell us that you had a bright, fine day, too.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk I

    Gdansk I
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 3 N: 1007] (8555)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 3:26] [+]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    We haven't had many blue hour shots for quite a while and then, as if in response to the neglect, there are several in a few days!
    This is a glorious example!
    There is no doubting the time from the colour of the sky and the inclusion of the many artificial lights. The details that you have included are pin sharp and very well composed with a linear perspective.
    The reflections are amazing and add greatly to the overall enjoyment of the shot.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: KiniCanon PowerShot A95

    Kini
    spetzouras Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 3 N: 32] (269)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 3:21]
    Hello Leonidas,

    I really like this!
    The deeply textured sand, edged by golden tones, makes a most attractive f/g and a great introductory contrast to the gently lapping sea and the glorious, amber sunsetting sky!
    A fine composition!

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: National Palace

    National Palace
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3802 W: 53 N: 5121] (30629)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 3:16]
    Hello Serghio,

    I had to peruse this photograph for quite a while to take in everything that was being shown. It is truly a magnificent building and you have shown us its details of shapes, colours and design with amazing clarity and a very well conceived composition.
    Well done!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Station de metro a VarsovieNikon D80

    Station de metro a Varsovie
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14082 W: 156 N: 24315] (129244)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 3:10]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    Not only have you chosen a fine aspect to create a wonderful sense of perspective but you have revealed, without doubt, the smooth, shiny textures of the materials.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Rotonda di San Lorenzo

    Rotonda di San Lorenzo
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12980 W: 132 N: 26318] (157669)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 3:07]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    The warmth and the mood of this round church immediately becomes evident when you open the photograph. I cannot believe how light and warm this is for a church interior. Well done!
    The inclusion of a single figure adds a useful narrative to your photograph.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Cockburn st. corner of High st.Canon EOS 60D

    Cockburn st. corner of High st.
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 618 N: 18352] (82084)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 3:04]
    Hello Ike,

    This is one of those buildings that you stand back and admire (of course, taking note of the traffic) Its beauty begins at the ground level and continues right up to the high pinnacles and chimneys!
    You have captured it with the normal, fine clarity!

    I had to laugh when I opened it, 'pedestrian zone ends' and the view is full of pedestrians! Just one of those quirks of photography!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: From tropics to tropicsSony DSC HX200v

    From tropics to tropics
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10384 W: 125 N: 18979] (100324)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 2:58]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    I wonder what was the inspiration to plant these tropical plants.
    They don't upset me in any way but there must have been some reason to plant them.

    They certainly give Italy a very 'different' mood and I immediately thought you were still in S. America but in terms of photography, they make a rich, green f/g and a great preparation for the appearance of the spiky outline of the cathedral.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: CeramicsCanon Eos 760d

    Ceramics
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8735 W: 63 N: 24604] (109853)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 2:43]
    Hello Stephen,

    The coloured ceramic vases and jugs do make an eye-catching display, especially against the white wall, with shadows like silhouettes. It was a good advertising strategy employed by the owner and well captured by you!
    I was trying to remember where I had seen something similar and it was in a small town in the Loire region.
    Anyway, a fine shot and a fine composition!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Not breath taking hike

    Not breath taking hike
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8658 W: 112 N: 21966] (110703)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 2:36]
    Hello Malgo,

    I think the two photographs tell a completely different story but work well together to give a complete picture.
    This photograph shows the beauty of nature, the second tells a story of people meeting and enjoying the location. What a great bit of luck that the lady was wearing red.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Trieste during the sunsetSony Alpha 6000

    Trieste during the sunset
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12976 W: 298 N: 25741] (103420)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 2:28]
    Hello Danos,

    This is indeed a beautiful location which you have added to, by choosing this very attractive viewpoint, to include the waterfront and reflections in your symmetrical composition.
    The colours in the sky give a romantic feel, a great backcloth to the scene.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: London sceneNikon D 90

    London scene
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2582 W: 1277 N: 2852] (36507)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 2:19]
    Hello Claude,

    It is a treat to see politeness with regard to traffic.
    I experience it regularly in our area of small villages and towns but it isn't as evident in cities.
    A very pleasing moment well seen and recorded.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina
    Title: Steps and stones

    Steps and stones
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6357 W: 399 N: 12745] (61756)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 2:16]
    Hello Gert,

    On reading your notes it made me realise that, although I didn't experience WWII, I have lived through a surprising number of bitter conflicts which have all left terrible scars on the countries and people involved!
    Though this is a fine shot, the steep hill working well as a diagonal in the composition, I knew you wouldn't be satisfied without including evidence of the people and their place in the city. It's a good series to give a more complete picture.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)
    It is most curious that this is not the photograph in the gallery!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Poros Beach IINikon D 90

    Poros Beach II
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12892 W: 1020 N: 24984] (122125)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 1:57]
    Hello Chris,

    I think Kefalonia had a sudden popularity when 'Captain Coreli's Mandolin' was first released but I agree, it doesn't seem to be as popular as its nearby neighbours.

    This is a very beautiful stretch of coastline and so clearly reveals the amazing colour of the Greek sea!
    I like how you have anchored the f/g and composed the rest of the scene so well.
    How I would love to be here after just experiencing a huge thundertorm at home!!!

    have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Noir gris blancNikon D800

    Noir gris blanc
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12217 W: 0 N: 15449] (155518)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 1:51]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    I have just critiqued Mariusz's photograph which looked like a scene from outer space and now your photograph appears to be aliens landing in a huge flying saucer!
    What a remarkable scene from Nature!
    The clouds have definitely taken on the shape of a revolving disc, creating a strange light behind it and also, seeming to affect the light over the mountain peaks!
    A very well captured freak of Nature!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Breath taking hikeCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Breath taking hike
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3837 W: 91 N: 9941] (41109)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 1:47]
    Hello Mariusz,

    If you had told me you were on the film set for a space movie, I would have believed you!
    This is very 'other-worldly' and the misty view out to sea could easily be interpreted as outer space!
    You have used the pathway well, to guide across the terrain (and the frame) and including the figures was definitely a good idea because it helps us to grasp the scale of this vast, volcanic scenery!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Bench - artworkCanon 5D Mark III

    Bench - artwork
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22908 W: 523 N: 37775] (164062)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 1:42]
    Hello John,

    Oh, I like this; art and nature in perfect harmony!
    The whole scene looks idyllic!
    I like how you have used the log to draw in attention and to link with the textural similarities of the bench and sculpture.
    The textures and colours of the cobbles stand out strongly against the contrasts of the surrounding scenery.
    It's a well executed and very attractive photograph.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Welcome Rob & Lars to Vancouver!

    Welcome Rob & Lars to Vancouver!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6729 W: 88 N: 16194] (74837) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11383] (46005) [2017-07-27 1:36]
    Hello Craig,

    It's hard to believe that the lighting can get much better than this!
    The clarity is utterly superb.
    How exciting for you to see a view that is completely fresh to you in your own backyard.

    You have included many different features to make this an interesting shot for us all
    The harbour makes a good start as a guide into the city.
    I just love those tent shapes!

    Say hello to Rob and Lars ... though I have never met them, I feel to know them via the site, and I hope you have a great day together. There is such a lot for them to see!!!

    My best wishes,
    Bev :-)

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