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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Aqua Tower WavesPentax K3

    Aqua Tower Waves
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5244 W: 275 N: 9422] (77165) [2016-05-30 5:35]
    Hello Craig ,
    The thumbnails made me think about some asiatic terraces landscapes ...
    A fine capture in an impressive angle of view of this stunning modern architecture .
    Regards

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Castle SelfiesCanon EOS 60D

    Castle Selfies
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3649 W: 25 N: 8387] (30528)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 5:12]
    Hi Noel
    Selfie Time! Selfie Time!

    Oh what has happened to the world?????
    Isn't it amazing how selfies didn't really even exist 7 or 8 years ago...and now people are actually getting killed while taking selfies because they don't know whats around them, or they're too close to the cliff edge, or they get hit by a train etc....its amazing how this selfie thing has taken off.

    I know Gert commented on how he likes the women in this shot, but for me i'd be trying to kick them out of my way!
    haha...get outa here!!!!!!!

    lol

    na, its all in good fun. with or without the ladies in front, its all about the Castle in my opinion.
    Can you imagine this Castle being home to one family for 791 years!!! How many generations is that?

    I'd be scared to sit down inside this Castle, maybe i'd end up dead by evening time as well!
    When we read the notes about the history, man, its always such a VIOLENT history isn't it.

    not to get too off topic, but all we hear about in todays world is terrorism etc....but in fact the history here dating back all the way to the 12 century was horrific!
    Sounds like it was an awful time to be alive, because you'd probably be dead by nightfall!

    Seems like every Castle was burnt down, blown up, conquered, invaded, torn apart...man...i wouldn't have owned a Castle at all! Really does sound like a violent past we humans lived in!

    cheers
    Craig

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Calmness during the sunset.Nokia 930

    Calmness during the sunset.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12175 W: 298 N: 24025] (96816)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 5:00]
    Hi Danos
    yes, can't complain or want any more after seeing this one.
    whats better than seeing a sunset right?
    as you mentioned, very calm, very soothing.
    we can almost smell the water haha
    cheers
    Craig

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Market SquareFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Market Square
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1521 W: 0 N: 3874] (34639)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:59]
    Hi Ryszard
    its always fun and rewarding to climb high up these towers!
    we get to see the city in ways we usually do not.
    this is a fun composition and set up with the large square tiles laid out like a blanket :)
    everything looks so neat and tidy and organized.
    thanks for this viewpoint
    cheers
    Craig

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Convento de Santa AnaCANON EOS 6D

    Convento de Santa Ana
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 461 W: 132 N: 579] (4982)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:56]
    Hi Pedro
    so i take it this is still being used today?
    you're probably the first one to post this building on TE :)

    its always great to see these historic buildings from Mexico, we dont' see enough of them here. Keep posting!
    looks great
    cheers
    Craig

  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
    Title: Souvenir from Turkistan

    Souvenir from Turkistan
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7014 W: 100 N: 17770] (95349)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:53]
    Hi Malgo
    the peacock is actually very hard to see from the small size pictures on the gallery page, but we see it more clearly here.

    as with most people, I dont' quite understand the connection with the peacock...do you? any thoughts on that? am i missing something here?

    a wonderful cultural image with the Mausoleum in the bg and seeing the cultural heritage in the woman's clothing is nice too.

    a great capture on this journey.
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Rochers de Goudoul III

    Rochers de Goudoul III
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5244 W: 275 N: 9422] (77165)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:47]
    Hi Denis
    you know I always enjoy viewing whats new in your gallery, no different here.

    smart placement of the horizon line at the 1/3 mark, and its great that we see the diagonal shoreline in the fg.
    love seeing the rain falling down from the clouds in the bg.
    attractive collection of colours. well done
    cheers
    Craig

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Gothic fairy-tale castleNikon D60

    Gothic fairy-tale castle
    kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1421 W: 163 N: 1571] (12286)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:40]
    Hi Kik
    easy to see why this Castle is so popular.
    I read the note from your other post to give me some background info.

    It has a much different look and feel to it from this point of view, and both i enjoy very much. Its so picturesque and photogenic.

    What is it used for today? is there still a family living in it every day? and is it open to the public?

    excellent shot, beautiful architecture
    cheers
    craig

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto viewNikon D60

    Porto view
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4403 W: 83 N: 7455] (57530)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:35]
    Hi Daniel
    Yeah, I think I can see myself walking these streets some day!
    Reminds me a little bit of Valetta, Malta.
    cool to see the hilly hillsides of Porto through the alley way at the end. and if we look closely we can see some very interesting small balconies on the left.
    well done with the lighting and exposure
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: BergheimNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Bergheim
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6541 W: 0 N: 6530] (77485)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:33]
    Hi Serge
    I think many people travel to France to see town like this :)
    and why not right?
    how could anyone not take a photo here?
    its got postcards written all over it, so photogenic and charming.

    gotta love the window shutters and steep rooflines.
    good shot in the almost stormy weather conditions.
    Cheers
    Craig

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Pula amphitheaterNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Pula amphitheater
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5766 W: 5 N: 9684] (44906)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:28]
    Hi Luis
    now you see, this is why I like TE so much, I had no idea there was 'another' Coliseum like the one in Rome, here in Croatia!

    excellent note to go along with the photo too.
    sounds like its in much better working condition than the one in Rome. Cool to hear its still used today for various events.

    love the wide angle look and how it fills out the frame.
    very cool
    cheers
    craig

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Aqua Tower WavesPentax K3

    Aqua Tower Waves
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126)



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    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2288 W: 39 N: 3068] (13007) [2016-05-30 4:27]
    Hello, Craig!

    This building with all these curves reminds me one near my house made by the architect Oscar Niemeyer, and it's beautiful and very photogenic! The POV is excellent to show this great effect given by the curves! Wonderful composition!

  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: Fort QaitbayNikon D 90

    Fort Qaitbay
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11739 W: 1004 N: 22629] (112403)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:25] [+]
    Hi Chris
    I have a few questions...

    what we're looking at here in the scene, are these mostly tourists we see, or are they locals?

    and what are these large stones we see in the fg and wrapped around the shoreline - some sort of breaker or something?

    also, we've heard alot about Egypt lately in the news and such, did you have any difficulty in regards to safety during your travels? I'm sure it was fine, but sometimes when it comes to countries like this you have to take a second thought. Just curious.

    lovely shot, lots of varying/contrasting colours, i like the set up of the compo and how its laid out for us.
    Cheers
    Craig

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Brussels 10Canon 7 D

    Brussels 10
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20971 W: 522 N: 34753] (151544)



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    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2288 W: 39 N: 3068] (13007) [2016-05-30 4:21]
    Hello, John!

    Wonderful garden in front of this beautiful building, with very nice architecture! The natural tones of the plants make a beautiful contrast with the neutral tones of the scene! Very nice composition! Well done!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Eye-catching Santa EulaliaNikon D-300

    Eye-catching Santa Eulalia
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4094 W: 239 N: 9232] (37967)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:20]
    Hi Bev
    great to have you back posting new shots on TE, seems like we need as many TE members as possible these days! Its as if TE is becoming extinct like the Do Do Bird.

    you know what popping into mind immediately when I looked at this scene? those 4 large vertical towers look like Lego Pieces of some kind, and they're all waiting for the connecting piece to fit on top of them! haha

    as you say, very strange and unique, I'll give them credit for that. cool post, wouldn't have expected to see this.
    cheers
    Craig

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Marriage ceremony in the CathedralNikon D7100

    Marriage ceremony in the Cathedral
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9430 W: 271 N: 3050] (102634)



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    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2288 W: 39 N: 3068] (13007) [2016-05-30 4:19]
    Hello, Aleksander!

    The golden colors of the interior of this cathedral are wonderful, and the light was very well managed here! Wonderful capture of this moment! Excellent job!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: ArgegnoNikon D610

    Argegno
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 925 W: 63 N: 1915] (10801)



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    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2288 W: 39 N: 3068] (13007) [2016-05-30 4:17]
    Hello, Daniel!

    The soft colors of the mountains in the background make a beautiful contrast with the view of the village in the foreground and give very good depth to the image! Excellent colors and sharpness! Beautiful job!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: STRANGER

    STRANGER
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3457 W: 76 N: 5217] (43818)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:15]
    Hi Serghei
    you sly dog you! haha
    wonderful post of this lady leaning up against the railing.
    she looks casual, relaxed, and sure of herself with confidence.

    the deep dark royal blue colours of the water really make it stand out strongly, and I hope she held on tight to that phone!

    well executed shot
    cheers
    Craig

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Fishing boatNikon D7100

    Fishing boat
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9430 W: 271 N: 3050] (102634)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:12]
    Hi Aleksander
    i don't think any owner of this boat could possibly lose it, the colours should stand out brightly in the darkness! haha

    good job in keeping the horizon line straight in the bg, I think thats important here.
    bold and loud shot! :)
    cheers
    Craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La tour EiffelNikon D80

    La tour Eiffel
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12605 W: 154 N: 21822] (117927)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5944 W: 88 N: 14204] (67126) [2016-05-30 4:10]
    Hi Christiane
    I love it when photographers get creative with these Iconic subjects which have been photographed a million times.
    its nice to see the twist, and that's all it need really, to make it stand out a little more, and the wide angle lens :)

    the legs have a wide stance and make it more unique. Fun shot, well executed
    cheers
    Craig

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