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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: boats XI

    boats XI
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5825 W: 22 N: 9522] (68874)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 14:49]
    Hello Dear Constantino,

    A very well cropped scene, places the boat strongly in the frame, the ropes perfectly positioned , too!
    I like how you have given so much attention to the water reflections on the hull of the boat, matched by the much more definite sun reflections in the water. They add mood to the scene.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Glockner Group

    Glockner Group
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2612 W: 2 N: 4039] (22422)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 14:38]
    Hello Piotr,

    The sunlight on these mountain slopes has a remarkable effect and seems to make lines of contrasting light and shadows, all leading to the valley floor in the r/h corner of the frame. From here, there is a natural trek to the snow covered pinnacle.
    A scene of awesome crags and peaks!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Shirakawago 2017 #12Canon 1DX

    Shirakawago 2017 #12
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2038 W: 0 N: 3626] (44789)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 14:34]
    Hello Takero,

    This is a curious collection of items to be displayed in the snow but, I imagine, they were of great use in a historical sense.
    They do make a fine 'still life' shot and there is no doubt that your photograph is both sharp and well composed.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PanamaPanama
    Title: View of Business DistrictPanasonic Lumix FZ 28

    View of Business District
    fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 8 N: 931] (4711)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 14:29]
    Hello Zbigniew,

    Most people would have posted a harbour shot or a shot of the skyscrapers but you have been able to compose a photograph combining the two in an excellent, sharp exposure! The clarity is quite amazing!
    The boats are competing like mini skyscrapers in the f/g, the skyscrapers are hustling for precedence in the b/g and the two extremes are neatly linked by the green boat. It's a cracker of a shot!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Penna in Teverina

    Penna in Teverina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12254 W: 132 N: 24758] (151589)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 14:22]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    You have composed a lovely photograph, where the steep flight of steps guides us irrevocably through a scene of strong, eclectic, surface textures, colours and changing light. It's an artist's dream!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Looking into the Farmers' MarketCanon Eos 760d

    Looking into the Farmers' Market
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8345 W: 63 N: 23475] (105495)



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    mrmike1935 Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 250] (3699) [2017-02-21 7:03]
    Hello Stephen,
    See an image like this, then go to our local grocer with his tired old lettuce wrapped in plastic.
    Like the POV and light on this image.
    Regards.
    Mike

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Les plaisirs de l'hiverNikon D-300

    Les plaisirs de l'hiver
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7319 W: 0 N: 7855] (87135)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 5:58]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is such fun!
    The boy is excitedly concentrating as he whizzes down the snow-covered slope!
    What a well judged shot!.
    The sledge track makes a fine diagonal on the frame.
    The sunlight is very useful, helping to show the surface textures of the snow.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: SPIRITUAL MEDICINE

    SPIRITUAL MEDICINE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9336 W: 175 N: 15127] (67923)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:54]
    Hello Jorge,

    This is an excellent photograph from ancient Greece.
    The amphitheatre is spectacular and radiates like a fan! (I do like the idea of healing through laughter!)
    You have achieved a wonderful sense of depth with the amphitheatre looking down on what was probably the stage.
    The tiny figures reveal the tremendous scale of this building.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: An ice lace ...Canon EOS 60D

    An ice lace ...
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10559 W: 372 N: 8945] (102213)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:48]
    Hello Jean,

    Something just a little bit different and well worth the attention of you and your camera.
    The filigree ice crystals have been isolated from the b/g so we can appreciate their variety of shapes and degrees of melting.
    They are nice and sharp against an oof b/g.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Teacher homeCanon PowerShot A580

    Teacher home
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3698 W: 263 N: 4764] (22037)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:43]
    Hello Sasha,

    I wonder how many people will be reading books (illustrated by the statue) in the future. Many people that I know only read on their iPads or Kindles. I'm one of the old school, I love to actually turn the pages of a book and feel its textures in my hand!

    It wasn't an easy shot, with a shady recess and dark colours but you have exposed the shot well and achieved excellent clarity. The crop is perfect, everything fitting neatly into the rectangle.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lumix Digital Camera

    La cale de la fenÍtre
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4689 W: 63 N: 9403] (57178)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:32]
    Bonjour Nicole,

    It is a very simplistic photograph but, that is its charm.
    The jetty emerges from the corner and we cannot help but follow it to its seagoing end, noting the changes in sea colour as we progress.
    I love the patches of sunlight trying to break through the clouds.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Jelly Fest 4

    Jelly Fest 4
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 3 N: 845] (6887)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:28] [+]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    I have to say that I really like this shot, it sort of draws you in. (Maybe to share the coffee!)
    The features follow one another in quick succession so we naturally move from the f/g to b/g and absorb all the details on route.
    The lady makes a great focal presence but then, her husband in bright red comes a close second!

    I get the feeling that you had great fun at this 'jelly festival'!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Nelson Monument, EdinburghCanon EOS 60D

    Nelson Monument, Edinburgh
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9301 W: 611 N: 16918] (77197)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:21]
    Hello Ike,

    It's a treat when you learn something about your own country from visitors!
    Anyway, I suspected that it must be a memorial day for Nelson when I saw the bunting. None of that was in evidence when we were there!

    In fact, the bunting gives the memorial the appearance of the mast of a tall ship!
    It is a fine memorial and Calton Hill itself, is a great place to visit.
    I like how you have just concentrated on the tall tower, with no other distractions.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Post-card from La Gomera

    Post-card from La Gomera
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5536 W: 277 N: 10146] (81588)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:07]
    Bonjour Denis,

    This is a most attractive landscape, where the repeating, overlapping slopes create a fine sense of depth. I am surprised by the abundance of palm trees which add to the mixture of green hues.
    But, for me, it is the light that that is most amazing. There are amazing contrasts of light and shadow and, where the light is strongest, it gives the appearance of silk needlework.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: bandes au CatogneNikon D800

    bandes au Catogne
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11561 W: 0 N: 15215] (149738)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 2:02]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    This is an amazing scene!
    As an artist, would you ever have dreamt of using these colours, yet they are there!
    That is what makes it so dramatic!
    It was a good idea to include the dark slope of the mountain, in the f/g, it creates depth and an absolute contrast with the golden glow on the clouds.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: Mompox alive and kickingCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Mompox alive and kicking
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3351 W: 17 N: 7418] (31871)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 1:56]
    Hello Paul,

    Your hint at crowded streets, in previous posts, was well founded!
    This is truly a joyous occasion, full of life and colour and seen from a most useful viewpoint!
    I love how we can track down the street, funnelled by the converging lines and share in the festivities!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Particolari romanici

    Particolari romanici
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4251 W: 29 N: 5081] (54088)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 1:51]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    You have been particularly observant, here, noticing the interconnection between these upper portions of architecture and how well they make a composition of three!
    The contrasts of light and shadows is important in bringing out the 3D shapes as well as highlighting the hues.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Hallstatt XIINikon D3100

    Hallstatt XII
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 5 N: 8753] (46070)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 1:47]
    Hola Angel,

    You have shown us a very pretty location where the jetty and the boats create a very relaxed atmosphere.
    The Austrian architecture is nicely captured with the tall, thin spire of the church well positioned in the frame.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Arc

    Arc
    Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3752 W: 144 N: 8842] (41230)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 1:42]
    Ciao Paola,

    This is the sort of photograph for which you cannot prepare but when it happens and you have a camera to hand, wow! It's like looking at the distant hill through a huge magnifying glass!
    The f/g flowers make a decorative lead into the drama of the double rainbow.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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

    Castle...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7244 W: 157 N: 11077] (105102)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4587 W: 255 N: 10423] (42501) [2017-02-21 1:34]
    Hello Krzysztof ,

    This is surprisingly modern-looking for a Medieval castle and has a very individual style, perhaps with Asian influences.
    You have captured the building with amazing clarity and its good to see the building brought to life by so many visitors.

    I can see daylight through the archway, is this the entrance to a courtyard, with further buildings beyond?

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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