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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Conversation sur la placeNikon D-300

    Conversation sur la place
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7396 W: 0 N: 7995] (88183)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-24 1:12]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Ha! Ha! I see you are joining Gert in this 'talking' theme!
    I have always found French people eager to chat so this fits nicely with the theme.
    The buildings are very fine, with a beautiful f/g fountain but, it is the conversing group that command most attention, very well supported by their environment.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Farmhouse...Canon EOS 30D

    Farmhouse...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7376 W: 157 N: 11344] (106256)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-24 1:08]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    Here is one one of your favourite subjects and it is not surprising, for you have captured a very strong, feature which displays textures which are almost palpable! The door itself makes a great focal point and is so well supported by the details of brick and stone work. In addition, you have included a shovel and a broom, images not regularly photographed but perfectly suited to this scene.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Happy accordionist IXCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Happy accordionist IX
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22348 W: 523 N: 36771] (159891)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 8:37]
    Hello John,

    This photograph oozes good humour.
    The musician is smiling and enjoying bringing jollity to the streets of Bruges.
    He is sharp, he is detailed and stands out well against the blurred b/g.
    I like how you have captured him with is accordion at a jaunty diagonal across the frame.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Rio de la PlataCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Rio de la Plata
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3731 W: 91 N: 9641] (39937)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 8:33]
    Hello Mariusz,

    I'm with you about the grief that can be felt!

    About your photograph, it is well composed but, strangely, it is one view that makes London appear like a modern, skyscraper city, not one full of old, historic buildings.
    The light is lovely, especially how it dances across the water, seeming to extend the buildings.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Cygnes volNikon D800

    Cygnes vol
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11681 W: 0 N: 15274] (150928)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 8:29]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    This is a lovely shot for many reasons.
    The photograph is beautifully composed with the rule of thirds.
    The flying birds are gracefully soaring above the water, whilst their shadows are on the banking.
    And the light is unbelievably atmospheric, a mixture of sunlight and mist!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • MoldovaMoldova
    Title: Small talk in Chișinău

    Small talk in Chișinău
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5887 W: 384 N: 12031] (59032)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 8:25] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    A whole series of colour co-ordinated photographs and, in my opinion, each worthy to be a main post!
    I'm not sure just how much the young man is trying to hide from the impertinent photographer or nibble his girlfriend's ear! I do love to study people and it's completely without any embarrassment on my part when the people are on a photograph!
    The two benches and the lines of the tiles are very effective at guiding inwards where there are figures all over to seek our attention.
    I might have cropped most of the building to give the lady in strong pink a stronger placement.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Gattamelata by DonatelloNikon D 90

    Gattamelata by Donatello
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12386 W: 1010 N: 23865] (117715)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 8:14]
    Hello Chris,

    A wonderful set of silhouetted shapes set against a romantic evening sky!
    They are all well positioned.
    Funny though, it reminded me of a sketch by 'The Two Ronnies'. about upper class.
    I will add a link.

    Sorry Chris. I have tried several times to add the live link but it will not load so here is the link
    https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=the+two+ronnies+i+am+taller+than+him&*

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Looking OutsideSony ILCE6300

    Looking Outside
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3786 W: 311 N: 5059] (20326)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 7:59]
    Hello Rob,

    This is living art!
    We have a lovely curved, solid yellow frame, interior shadows and artificial lights, all set against the backdrop of Amsterdam at blue hour!
    3D to perfection!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Visitors in townCanon Eos 760d

    Visitors in town
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8427 W: 63 N: 23726] (106427)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:34]
    Hello Stephen,

    THis is a very informative photograph!
    It clearly shows how the port is able to harbour these huge cruise ships.
    Whenever you look at them, you wonder how they are able to float!

    I like your well chosen, angled viewpoint, the road, the jetty and the ships all parallel and revealing excellent clarity.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Alphaville Valley

    Alphaville Valley
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 6 N: 1181] (8065)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:31]
    Hello Ricardo,

    What an uninterrupted view!
    It extends forever, until it reaches the clouds!
    I love the overlapping nature of the hills and their warm, bronze colours.
    There is just a hint of a road, otherwise, beautifully wild!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "Water-of-Leith" trail #3Canon EOS 60D

    "Water-of-Leith" trail #3
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9415 W: 615 N: 17215] (78193)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:26]
    Hello Ike,

    Isn't it amazing how many different scenes and buildings and moods are generated and captured in one holiday!
    You have been careful with your viewpoint, using the wall well, starting on the thirds line and guiding inwards to the river, the autumnal trees and the reflections on one side and, as a balance, the path on the other side.
    Quite simply a look at nature in harmony with man!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: The Roman Bridge

    The Roman Bridge
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3542 W: 53 N: 4647] (28659)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:21]
    Hello Sergio,

    History is not always accurate.
    We have misnamed bridges, too!

    This is a beautifully composed photograph where the tree and the building anchor opposing banks of the river and are seamlessly joined by this arched, stone bridge.
    I love how the sunlight is playing through the arch and just enlivening a few leaves.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: I Carry My Spoon With Me

    I Carry My Spoon With Me
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3504 W: 107 N: 6156] (27906)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:17]
    Hello Klaudio,

    A spoon and what a spoon!
    This could almost be called a ladle!
    You have given us wonderful details of the exceptional bird and, you have managed to capture it facing the camera! Birds are not the most co-operative of subjects!!!
    I love it!

    Well done, Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palazzo Collicola

    Palazzo Collicola
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12389 W: 132 N: 25126] (152823)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:14]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    Wow, you have used the light to great advantage to make light/shadow patterns on the corridor and also, to reveal the spectacular decorations on the roof.
    I like your chosen aspect, which guides well and creates a fine sense of perspective.
    A most beautiful place!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Simon Bolivar INikon D3100

    Simon Bolivar I
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4034 W: 5 N: 8924] (46708)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:11]
    Hola Angel,

    I think we are all romantics at heart and are captivated by vessels, like this! It reminds us of stories long past, when brave people discovered the world!
    This is a fine, clear photograph, under excellent light and including a crowd of spectators to give scale to the ship.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: When art seeks its audienceCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    When art seeks its audience
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3413 W: 17 N: 7611] (32587)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:08]
    Hello Paul,

    I love these statues and I love the idea that Governments are prepared to sponsor creations, like this, to make the city centres so visually attractive.
    You have shown a scene where the people and the artworks are interwoven in a most natural way. It's lovely!
    I like the edict - 'Big is Beautiful'!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)
    Yes, your notes were often necessary to appreciate the photographs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: La Habana's nightSony DSC HX200v

    La Habana's night
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9906 W: 123 N: 18320] (97497)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 3:01]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    This is a lovely upwards viewpoint. where the features are closely related in space. I love how the lions dominate the f/g, clear and strong, with the fountain guiding to the tower, not so bright but attractive from its lit windows.
    It's a fine night shot and really conveys the sense of calm and quiet!

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Vancouver Planetarium

    Vancouver Planetarium
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6467 W: 88 N: 15608] (72447)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 2:54]
    Hello Craig,

    I can hardly believe the clarity and the fine composition of this photograph taken with your drone!
    The library makes a wonderful, creative f/g, with its conical roof and tentacle-like paths whilst the water makes a great separation line to the clarity of the skyscrapers, all standing on tiptoes to grab a view of the library!

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)
    Just returned from my son's where I have been on baby-sitting duties for a granddaughter with chickenpox!!!

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Uppsala Domkyrka IINikon Coolpix S9300

    Uppsala Domkyrka II
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7121 W: 53 N: 11920] (43384)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 2:48]
    Good Morning Lars,

    You have given us a view of the same building but from a completely different angle and with different leads to grab our attention.
    The angled, orange building makes an irresistible guide inwards to the focal subject.
    You had a fine, sunny day creating a cornflower, blue sky, perfect to act as a backdrop for the spires.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Roothuus

    Roothuus
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8198 W: 108 N: 20830] (106608)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4678 W: 256 N: 10647] (43287) [2017-03-23 2:42]
    Hello Malgo,

    You are so well travelled that I find myself truly pleased at seeing a building that I have actually visited and photographed! I think I posted a view of the window with its ornate decorations.
    I like how you have shown not only its style but also, its situation.
    It certainly stands out, with its vibrant colours, from the buildings either side!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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