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  • PalestinePalestine
    Title: NETIV HAGDUD

    NETIV HAGDUD
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9522 W: 175 N: 15642] (69932)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-27 6:57] [+]
    Hello Jorge,

    I can imagine the pleasure, maybe relief, of coming into an oasis when travelling through a desert. The date palms make an excellent contrast in colours and textures with the surrounding area and, though on a bus, you have composed the scene well.
    Don't you feel this would be a great place to excavate? It reminds me of the Valley of the Kings!

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Action on Forrest Rd.Canon EOS 60D

    Action on Forrest Rd.
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9648 W: 616 N: 17803] (80172)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-27 6:52] [+]
    Hello Ike,

    The colours don't actually look washed out, they look quite vivid, especially the blue and orange shop-fronts.
    It's a most interesting 'daily life' scene, with lots of figures to peruse, some lovely buildings to discover and just a couple of trees to suggest the season.
    The puddles and the wet pavement reveal the weather conditions but not the people.
    There are no raincoats or umbrellas in evidence. They are obviously made of stern stuff in Scotland. (Being made of stern stuff is a title given to people who are thought of as tough. I thought you might not have heard of it before!)

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto

    Spoleto
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12671 W: 132 N: 25767] (155359)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-27 6:44]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    This is a study in light, shadows and textures!
    The well positioned, f/g arch ensures that viewers proceed into the heart of the scene where they cannot help but become aware of the textures around.
    I like how the little balcony and door are waiting for us in the b/g.

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La petite FranceNikon D-300

    La petite France
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7568 W: 0 N: 8298] (90369)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-27 6:40]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This looks absolutely amazing on the Beta site!
    The river guides serenely towards these picturesque, timber-framed houses, which look to be steeped in history.
    Although the sky is ominous, there is a lovely f/g light which is showing on the house facade and in the shimmering reflections in the canal.
    The plethora of flowers adds colour and reveals the care of the occupants.

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • LithuaniaLithuania
    Title: Uzutrakis Manor Estate

    Uzutrakis Manor Estate
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2765 W: 2 N: 4260] (23506)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-27 6:34]
    Hello Piotr,

    If only this building could talk!
    It has had a very varied life.
    It looks a very beautiful building with its pristine, white facade.
    I really like how how its pale colours have been picked up by the water and stretched into shimmering reflections.

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: New port of Thessaloniki

    New port of Thessaloniki
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 22 N: 9954] (70873)



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    maloutim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1706 W: 324 N: 2970] (9851) [2017-05-27 3:43]
    Hello VCostantino,
    I like modern sculptures added to a modern landscape !
    This one is well thought out, with all the parasols floating in the wind. However they won't protect many people from the sun !
    Still it makes for a good, original composition !
    I also like the presence of people strolling on the promenade. Funny the way you caught the man's foot on the left, half way in the air.
    TFS and have a good weekend.
    Marie-Louise.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: View to the sea...

    View to the sea...
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 22 N: 9954] (70873)



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    maloutim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1706 W: 324 N: 2970] (9851) [2017-05-27 3:35]
    Hi Costantino,
    Ha ! To sit on that terrace and meditate while watching the view ! I could stay there all day !
    Excellent POV and good frame made by the two trunks.
    Warm regards.
    Marie-Louise.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: So Great, So DisappointingPentax K3

    So Great, So Disappointing
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6575 W: 88 N: 15846] (73497)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:49]
    Hello Craig,

    I understand your disappointment but that shouldn't extend to this shot which is a fine shot of the church and the railings seem insignificant! The figure acts as our guide, the steps take us upwards and the beauty from this well exposed photograph, is undeniable.
    Did you find the use of external tiles on buildings a very Portuguese style?
    It was certainly something that I noted when we were in the Algarve.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Je suis "Manchester" - NO POINT PLEASENikon D 90

    Je suis "Manchester" - NO POINT PLEASE
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2567 W: 1271 N: 2797] (36116)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:42]
    Thank you for this Claude.

    My daughter was at the event and is still feeling the trauma of what she witnessed. I'm sure it will take a long time before she stops reliving the horror.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Walk in the sea

    Walk in the sea
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5655 W: 277 N: 10533] (83586)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:39]
    Hello Denis,

    A wonderfully minimalistic shot which picks out the shape of the sand as it spears the sea! The two colours really draw attention to the shapes and the textures with the single figure strongly placed.

    I think, if you crop the line of sand at the top of the frame, what is left works even better!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: ARTZUID IISony ILCE6300

    ARTZUID II
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3886 W: 311 N: 5310] (21432)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:35]
    Hello Rob,

    This really is a strange sculpture.
    I found it very difficult to make sense of the surfaces, which don't seem to follow common rules of 3D. I think the figure is looking at it quizzically, too! It seems like a giant puppet theatre that has gone awry!
    I prefer the metallic sphere which shines and reflects different shapes and colours on its facets.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Hohenschwangau INikon D3100

    Hohenschwangau I
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4158 W: 5 N: 9209] (47920)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:26]
    Hola Angel,

    You have given us a wonderfully vast view across the landscape, revealing lakes, mountains, forests and fields. Iy is quite amazing! The use of the trees in the f/g helps to create this fine sense of depth.
    Maybe there is a touch of oe on the clouds but, otherwise the light is lovely.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Four TowersCanon 5D Mark III

    Four Towers
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22626 W: 523 N: 37264] (161963)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:21]
    Hello John,

    Certainly the four towers capture our attention because of their height and their diversity of shapes but it is the house between the trees that has most attention. It looks quite big, with white facade and black, shuttered windows, though we cannot be absolutely certain of its extent .
    The red tiled roofs add colour and depth, from the garden to the distant towers.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Place de la cathedraleNikon D-300

    Place de la cathedrale
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7568 W: 0 N: 8298] (90369)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:12]
    Bonjour Serge,

    I can see details of the cathedral on the right but it is the other buildings which take precedence, with their tall structures, their attractive facades and their many, many windows. Although old houses are often quite dark inside, I would imagine that these are quite light.
    It's a most engaging scene, with quite a 3D effect, as the people move towards us.

    My warm retards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Church of Saint Sauveur

    Church of Saint Sauveur
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8568 W: 63 N: 24096] (107990)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 14:06]
    Hello Stephen,

    I'm happy to take your word about other churches that this might imitate but I am also, happy to say that this is a very well exposed photograph. The warm colours of the stone and the pin-sharp details stand out really well against the bright blue sky.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street LIV

    Miskolc Street LIV
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 3 N: 935] (7973)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 13:58] [+]
    HELLO gyorgy,

    I know that the thick, black border is your trademark and, on this occasion, it seems more than a border, we feel to be looking through a window.
    The church is wonderfully sharp and is very bright under a very ominous, black sky.
    The figures are well positioned and help to create a sense of perspective.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fais comme l'oiseauCanon G3

    Fais comme l'oiseau
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14196 W: 880 N: 25747] (111602)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 13:53]
    Hello Philippe,

    This is a very sharp photograph of what appears like a sparrow.
    I really like the context of the scene, with the highly textured stone perch and the sunlit, green leaves.
    You have used the shallow dof extremely well.
    I imagine that the bird was looking forwards but, just as you took the shot, turned to the left.
    Birds can be very difficult photographic subjects.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
    Title: Eternal flames

    Eternal flames
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6121 W: 392 N: 12380] (60386)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 13:49]
    Hello Gert,

    You have given three very different views of the Flame Towers and what impressive buildings they are! I'm not surprised that you were inspired to photograph them for they dominate the skyline as castles and cathedrals of old, used to do!
    I was surprised by the lack of people on your main shot but it was compensated for in later shot.
    I couldn't help but be impressed by the determination and ingenuity of the officials who have sited the many frames around the city for the purpose of self promotion! It is a great marketing strategy, a bit like companies that sell expensive 't' shirts which advertise the company!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: The mausoleum...Canon EOS 30D

    The mausoleum...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7669 W: 157 N: 11755] (108609)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 7:15]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    This is a most imposing building and makes a superb focal point.
    I like how you have framed it so expertly with the many different types of foliage, drawing attention to the lovely, dappled light.

    Have a good w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Heusden StreetviewSony DSC HX400v

    Heusden Streetview
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7315 W: 53 N: 12234] (44666)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4850 W: 256 N: 11009] (44633) [2017-05-26 7:11]
    Hello Lars,

    After the sightseeing, the alfresco dining and what a calm and beautiful place to have a rest and watch the world go by!
    I imagine you waited for the figure in the striped top to move into frame, as a good focal point and link to the diners.
    The three brick buildings make an interesting backcloth to the middle layer ofdining tables and sun parasols.

    Have a great w/e,
    Bev :-)

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