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  • IranIran
    Title: Prayers 2Nikon D70

    Prayers 2
    Javid Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 27] (1262) *



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    mrmike1935 Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 249] (3655) [2017-01-23 4:53]
    Hello Javid,
    Great Graphic image, and a good use of light,
    the one lady in white, just adds the finishing
    touch.
    Best Wishes.
    Mike

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: A message in black and white

    A message in black and white
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:57]
    Hello Gert,

    I'm sure we are all aware how this city has changed, not only with its name.

    The metal gate was huge surprise to me, though I'm not sure why.
    Maybe it is because it looks a western invention that doesn't sit comfortably with the traditional clothing.
    I am constantly reminded of what wonderful, journalistic records you have of so many countries and situations. Thank goodness for photography!

    Have a lovely week,
    Bev :-)

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: The combinationCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    The combination
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3282 W: 17 N: 7253] (31217)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:38]
    Hello Paul,

    Oh, you were so lucky!
    Fancy arriving when such a popular festival was underway!
    You have really captured the excitement and enjoyment of the festival, very aptly framed against the neutral colours of the impressive, b/g building.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Market in the templeSony Xperia Z5

    Market in the temple
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8290 W: 63 N: 23293] (104837)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:34]
    Hello Stephen,

    Your notes explain the difficulty with the photographing, which is a pity because shots like this are so informative. I'm not sure if you have PS or PSE but it may have been possible to increase the contrast or burn the lighter areas.

    Having said that, this is an unusual opportunity to see inside this popular temple area, that would have otherwise been denied. It's amazing how many shops are permitted, all creating strongly illuminated contrasts with the outer areas.
    There seem to be no people in traditional dress.

    Thanks for sharing this,
    Bev :-)

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Canon EOS Rebel T3

    Jo„o Pessoa
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2678 W: 39 N: 3902] (16505)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:21]
    Hello Alexanre,

    The scene, with the sea and the high rise buildings, makes a fine scene in its own right but with the inclusion of the boats, creates an excellent sense of depth and guide across the water.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Circus Lane, StockbridgeCanon EOS 60D

    Circus Lane, Stockbridge
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9213 W: 611 N: 16657] (76251)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:17]
    Hello Ike,

    Wow, such high prices and no parking included!
    Having said that, you have shown us some beautiful, period houses, the street leading mysteriously inwards.
    The tower is very attractive, nicely placed in the frame and with gorgeous details.

    I like how the yellowing tree gives such a pleasing contrast with the surrounding stone buildings.

    Have a lovely week,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Castle courtyard...Canon EOS 30D

    Castle courtyard...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7118 W: 157 N: 10898] (104070)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:12]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    I like this, how you have used the large guns to anchor the f/g, their wooden frames nicely textured and contrasting strongly with the rest of the scene.
    The details reveal the dilapidated nature of the castle and are good leads to the rounded tower.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: il va prendre le trainNikon D5

    il va prendre le train
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11452 W: 0 N: 15173] (148618) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:07]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    What a fine shot, in every way!
    The lonely figure gives the sense of depth, whilst the illuminated train draws attention into the b/g. They both seem incongruous with the snow scene but that is the surprise!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: A stroll with the deadCanon EOS 60D

    A stroll with the dead
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4056 W: 26 N: 9094] (33130)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:04]
    Hello Noel,

    I have to agree with your notes, in that the same place can take on remarkable differences at different times of the year and in different light.

    You have chosen a very effective aspect, the shadow-strewn path guiding between the tall, eerie tombstones and monuments.
    Your usual contra jour works extremely well.

    Have a good week,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: SleepwalkerSony ILCE6300

    Sleepwalker
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3723 W: 310 N: 4855] (19478)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 3:00]
    Hello Rob,

    I remember Brenda posting a shot of this statue but you have taken it to a new level with your series of three! I can imagine people waiting to think of a new way of interacting with the sleepwalker! In some cases he is highly amusing, in others he appears quite spooky! I suppose much belongs to the skill of the photographer.
    The main post does look a bit spooky but it is a well composed photograph employing shallow dof to perfection.

    Have a good week,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Second Avenue Subway II

    Second Avenue Subway II
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 235 N: 2293] (9184)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 2:55]
    Hello Brenda,

    You have positioned your camera very well to ensure that all the lines work well to both confine and lead. We want to move above the pattern of coloured circles but are forced to follow the lines into the underground.
    A fine interior shot.

    Have a lovely week,
    Bev :-)

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Wide open windowCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Wide open window
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3698 W: 91 N: 9536] (39545)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 2:47]
    Hello†Mariusz,

    You have taken a photograph where you are totally in charge of the viewers. I'm sure we have all followed your intention of starting at the random, dilapidated stone wall, to the broken arch of dressed stone, on to the tall, elegant, flag-topped tower. The contrasts are so easy to observe.
    I like how we move inwards and upwards, to conclude at the flag, a winning feature!!

    Have a lovely week,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The village forgotten by snowSony DSC HX200v

    The village forgotten by snow
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9693 W: 123 N: 17952] (95982)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 2:36]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    Oh, I can imagine the fun you had photographing this scene!
    Ducks and ice make for entertainment, especially if the ducks try to follow one another!

    The low sunlight is a real bonus, warming the leaf strewn slope and gilding the facade of the villa.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Queen's Hamlet

    The Queen's Hamlet
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7967 W: 103 N: 20193] (104302)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 2:32]
    Hello Malgo,

    You had beautiful weather for January!
    The light and shadows are just beautiful!

    I like how you have used the lake's edge to guide inwards, where the naked tree balances the Temple of Love, very well. The reflections and the dappled path are details adding visual interest and mood.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Omerta

    Omerta
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5642 W: 369 N: 12243] (59466) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 2:26]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    Oh, you are right, a night attempt, on your own would not be a good idea. In fact, accompanied it might not be a good idea!

    I can see the shape of the drinking seahorse.
    Your slow shutter speed has given the sea a very misty appearance, a bit like a mysterious brew, like something from mythology.

    Lovely, crisp textural details help evoke a sense of wild abandonment!

    Have a lovely week,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Spanish Royal GuardSony DSC HX400v

    Spanish Royal Guard
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6974 W: 53 N: 11627] (42202)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 2:18]
    Good Morning Lars,

    This is an interesting portrait where the helmet plume and colourful uniform lift it above the norm. The positioning of the wooden vertical is very strong and I like how the light and shadows reveal the rumpling of the cloth.

    Have a lovely week,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Winter wonderlandNikon D610

    Winter wonderland
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 65 N: 2034] (11251) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 2:04]
    Hello Daniel,

    What a scene!
    It is almost a white out, yet the detailed edges give all the information necessary. The blues and greys paint a cold as well as beautiful scene.
    I love how the road is so well positioned as a guide.

    It was misty when we were there but nothing like this!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: Empty Street

    Empty Street
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3469 W: 53 N: 4435] (27807)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10263] (41865) [2017-01-23 1:59]
    Hello Sergio,

    The converging lines of the street make an irresistible guide as well as creating a fine sense of perspective.
    In addition, the light and shade contrasts are delightful, whilst the the colours are well saturated.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Clock AntwerpCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Clock Antwerp
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22084 W: 523 N: 36282] (157976)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2060 W: 34 N: 3390] (19759) [2017-01-23 1:50]
    Nu post je een foto uit Antwerpen, John, en ik had hem nog bijna gemist! Mooi detailfoto uit ons Centraal Station, al moet ik bekennen dat ik het niet herkend had. Heel natuurlijke kleuren en goede scherpte.

    Groeten

    Benny

  • NepalNepal
    Title: 2014 Peaceful Evening on the PhewaNikon D800

    2014 Peaceful Evening on the Phewa
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 952 W: 2 N: 1427] (10051)



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    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2060 W: 34 N: 3390] (19759) [2017-01-22 11:58]
    This is a really good one, Kasia. Minimalist composition, almost monochrome. I also really like the personal touch in your note. This is the kind of TE post that makes me like the site.

    Benny

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