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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Palais des Papes

    Le Palais des Papes
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 0 N: 1840] (13655)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 14:16]
    Bonsoir chere Gigi,
    il Palazzo iconico, anche senza lo spettacolo delle luci e del grafismo colorato, e' maestoso ed imponente. Mi piace molto l' angolo della tua cattura e la prospettiva chiusa nel quadro stretto. L' illuminazione e' ottima, ha favorito effettivamente i colori, i contrasti, i dettagli e le ombre. Anche senza il treppiedi hai fatto un ottimo lavoro. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
    Ourania

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Fou de BassanNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Fou de Bassan
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4777 W: 0 N: 4497] (55325)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 14:09]
    Bonsoir Serge,
    what a lovely photo, its composition looks simple but the scene it depicts is extraordinary. You managed the strong light and the bright white tones in a remarkable way, your photo has amazing clarity and we can enjoy its lovely shapes and its little story. The play of beaks and eyes as well as the vibrant motion are fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Emo CourtCanon EOS 60D

    Emo Court
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2573 W: 12 N: 6134] (21448)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 14:02]
    Hello Noel,
    your presentation is very lovely and interesting, the quality of your photo is superb. Perspectives and frame create wonderful balance, the viewer's inspective glance is lead around smoothly and delightfully. The details and the colours are very rewarding. I like both the sunshine and the shadows. The trees on the right and the clouds are fine, atmospheric signs of autumn. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ponte vecchioNikon D70

    Ponte vecchio
    dbar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 59 W: 5 N: 2] (50)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 13:53]
    Καλησπέρα Δημήτρη,
    ποτέ δεν έχω ξαναδεί αυτή τη μοναδική γέφυρα σε παρόμοια νυχτερινή λήψη. Έχω βρεθεί αρκετές φορές εκεί και γνωρίζω τη ατμόσφαιρα αλλά ο τρόπος που την παρουσιάζεις είναι ιδιαίτερα όμορφος και συναρπαστικός. Πέτυχες πολλές διαφορετικές λαμπερές αποχρώσεις με φόντο ένα εξαιρετικό βαθύ μπλε. Επίσης διέσωσες τις σκιές και τις λεπτομέρειες και η φωτογραφία σου έχει ισορροπία και πληρότητα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
    Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
    Ουρανία

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Playing in the squareNikon D3100

    Playing in the square
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2358 W: 0 N: 5388] (28531)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 13:44]
    Hola Angel,
    I like very much how you combined this elegant postcard view with a daily life scene. Most people keep close to the shade but the children (and you)don't mind the strong sunshine and the heat. I like how you balanced this view and gave it depth. It's a clear photo with beautiful colours and graphic appeal. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: l'étude d'automne

    l'étude d'automne
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3048 W: 67 N: 4409] (38305)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 13:39]
    Hello Serghei,
    a very interesting composition, I like very much how you combined the perspectives with the dimensions of the long and narrow vertical frame. People, foliage, architecture and shadows create or enhance this play of perspectives and dynamism. Details and colours are wonderful. The sky reminds me of paintings. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Theatre of Dionysus and Acropolis MuseumOlympus E-300

    Theatre of Dionysus and Acropolis Museum
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4350 W: 622 N: 7129] (23096)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 13:32]
    Hello Jose,
    wonderful management and use of the backlight, the shadows show that its angle was extremely challenging but you managed to obtain amazing clarity in the vast and varying view as well as lovely vivid colours. I like very much the sense of height and the long perspective that leads us from the ancient site to the modern city. The Acropolis Museums is so well placed between them. A great presentation, I feel nostalgia even for the midsummer heat of Athens:) Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

    I Read the News Today, Oh Boy
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 72 N: 6460] (29358)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 13:24]
    Hello Rosemary,
    welcome back after a long absence, I'm sure you brought with you many lovely experiences and photos. I like this simple scene very much, your capture is so natural and straightforward. Even though the gentleman isn't aware of your lens, there's great contact with the viewer who feels interest and compassion. Your picture has timeless appeal not only due to the fine monochrome but also because viewers will always associate the subject's reaction to some current news that has affected them in the same way. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Seaside chapel

    Seaside chapel
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 670 W: 3 N: 436] (5232)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 12:59]
    Hello Agnes,
    I like very much places and photographic compositions like this, with pine trees having the sea as backdrop. The trees, the rocky coast and the sea are wonderful, I immediately recalled the aromas of similar locations, the atmosphere of your photo is so calm and pleasant. The promontory with the little stone chapel at its tip balances the composition and adds great interest. Depth and details are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: ship repairement

    ship repairement
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4493 W: 20 N: 6809] (51944)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 12:51]
    Καλησπέρα Κωνσταντίνε,
    μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η προοπτική της σύνθεσής σου και η χαμηλή γωνία λήψης που γέμισε το κάδρο, έφερε τη βάρκα μπροστά σε ένα εξαιρετικό γαλάζιο φόντο και εξασφάλισε άνετο χώρο για τις λεπτομέρειες της στήριξης και τη σκιά. Υπέροχος ο φωτισμός και τα χρώματα, το σκουριασμένο σκαρί έχει πολύ ενδιαφέρουσες υφές. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
    Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
    Ουρανία

  • SpainSpain
    Title: ibizaNikon D200

    ibiza
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4748 W: 197 N: 6302] (34257)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 12:45]
    Hello Burak,
    a fine, deep composition that shows us a long part of this coast and a close view of the beach in the foreground. The high buildings are maybe too close to the sea, a law that would allow that in Greece was postponed following massive negative reactions, I hope it will never pass. The view you are offering us is so natural and vivid, the sea, the sunshine and the colours are most agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Otranto

    Otranto
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9333 W: 132 N: 17983] (116895)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 12:37]
    Ciao Silvio,
    bella divisione del quadro tra citta' e mare, le due parti sono descritti chiaramente e combinati effettivamente. Mi piace molto la prospettiva ed i dettagli che scopriamo seguendola. La giormata e' nuvolosa ma anche romantica e piacevole, i colori risultati dal tuo processo creattivo hanno un incanto speciale. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
    Ourania

  • IranIran
    Title: PEKING to PARISNIKON Coolpix L110

    PEKING to PARIS
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1014 W: 85 N: 1884] (12393)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 12:29]
    Hello dear Ali,
    the route and the adventure of this rally must be absolutely fascinating, imagine such a long journey in a car like this. I like how you filled the frame with its front and how you managed the light to bring out its details and textures so well. The dark backdrop is very effective. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "Swan Lake" at the Edinburgh FringeCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    "Swan Lake" at the Edinburgh Fringe
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4696] (18902)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 12:21]
    Hello John,
    this photo attracts and intrigues immediately, it's instantly funny but there's much more to it than the parody. The dancer in the middle is the star or the prima ballerina of your composition and the other two dancers make an interesting symmetrical frame for him. Sharpness, colours and excellent lighting make the scene so vivid. What I like the most is that this scene is so many contrasting things at the same time: male/female appearances, roles/reality, performers/audience. There are little details that make the scene even funnier and richer. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Lake Baikal & Port

    Lake Baikal & Port
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1719 W: 12 N: 3382] (13556)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2810 W: 5 N: 5561] (27174) [2014-09-19 12:09]
    Hola Maria querida,
    ports are always interesting to me and I like how you have composed this picture to give us an idea of the special character and atmosphere of this one. I enjoy very much the variety of blue tones, the well balanced perspective and the group of boats moored side by side. A very quiet scene with discreet local colour. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ponte vecchioNikon D70

    Ponte vecchio
    dbar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 59 W: 5 N: 2] (50)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2573 W: 12 N: 6134] (21448) [2014-09-19 10:20]
    Hi Dimitris,
    A stunning view of this iconic bridge, I cannot imagine this being any more perfect than what you have captured her. The calm way offers such a perfect reflection, while the management of the pin sharp light is just great. For me, a real highlight is the detail and Interest you captured in the sky, it looks really wonderful. Brilliant result, really nicely done.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lesson of HistoryCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Lesson of History
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 95 N: 7013] (29425)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2573 W: 12 N: 6134] (21448) [2014-09-19 10:16]
    Hi Mariusz,
    Viewing your picture and reading your note, I can feel this city brimming with history, and there is so much amazing architecture here. The golden dome is what jump out at me most, the light is reflecting off it beautifully and really makes it the standout part of the view for me. A really cool idea to compose the scene like this too, the extra addition of the colors of the flowers in the foreground makes this entire view a total blaze of color. Excellent shot and note.
    Have a great weekend
    Noel

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Lake Baikal & Port

    Lake Baikal & Port
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1719 W: 12 N: 3382] (13556)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2573 W: 12 N: 6134] (21448) [2014-09-19 10:14]
    Hi Maria,
    These ships are so well lined up, they look like well behaved children lining up for class :) the weather was grey, but you still managed to get such beautiful color all across the scene. The proudly flying flags add a lot to this effect too.
    Great photo, well done.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Prize Catch

    Prize Catch
    photographer_sg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 216 W: 1 N: 450] (3117)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2573 W: 12 N: 6134] (21448) [2014-09-19 10:11]
    Hi Satya
    No wonder they are happy, tho fish are huge!! Am I right to guess they are tuna? A vy nice daily life catch and one which makes me smile, the men are so pleased with their work that thei delight coms through your lens really well and makes this a very great moment to capture, very nicely done, an active, busy and happy scene.
    Best wishs
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: P.zza Centauro (for Brian)

    P.zza Centauro (for Brian)
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2343 W: 18 N: 2813] (28397)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2573 W: 12 N: 6134] (21448) [2014-09-19 10:09]
    Hi Carlo
    This is a really fine sculpture and you did it great justice by placing it in this view, against the pale colors of the building and this beautiful blue sky. I would guess the sculptor would be really happy with how you have displayed his work.
    Have a great weekend
    Noel

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