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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Souter lighthouse

    Souter lighthouse
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 209 W: 30 N: 352] (2919)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 9:22]
    Hi Jasmine,
    Something about light houses always captures our imaginations, and it's not hard to see why when we vie this fine red for rising into the sky againstthe excellent feather cloud backdrop. The red looks superb against the wispy blue, and your central composition works really nicely here, especially as the attached building is to the left of the frame.
    Thanks for sharing, interesting note too.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: At sunset...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    At sunset...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4945 W: 64 N: 8598] (34408)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 9:15]
    Hi Ana
    Very unusual image. The drawing reminds me the old tv cartoon Ren and Stimpy, so instantly that puts a dark connection to the drawing on the wall. Interesting art, and well captured.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: UNITED COLORS OF CORFU

    UNITED COLORS OF CORFU
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3030 W: 67 N: 4379] (37939)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 9:13]
    Hi Serghei
    A beautiful view of the island and especially the clear blue water which looks superb. One of the real highlights for me in this is the tall thin trees, leading the eye to the heavens and pointing up to that fine house at the top of the hill. Very beautiful view.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Estadio Azteca -- Futbol Superclasico!

    Estadio Azteca -- Futbol Superclasico!
    EstudioChispa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 74 N: 433] (1888)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 9:06]
    Hi Russ,
    Great shot of this fascinating light, it's unusual to see a display of heavenly light like this in a stadium, so very cool combination.the sense of scale in this gigantic stadium is apparent too.

    Cheers
    Noel

    P.S. I also wanted to dr in to say thanks too, I am visiting some coastal towns in co cork at the moment, and there are seafront sculptures, your recent posts from Mexico have made me look at them in a very different wy, do I hope I will have captured some less conentional images of them!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: A Wound That Can Never Heal

    A Wound That Can Never Heal
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5094 W: 367 N: 10667] (52497)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 9:02]
    Hi Lisa,
    Quite a strange image, as I are into this black mire, I can easily imagine the clown from the movie IT peering back out at me, balloon in hand. It's a fascinating combination of light and dark, and as mentioned above, the detail of texture in the carved rock faces is fantastic. You chose a really nice composition to show this vie, it's balanced really nicely.
    Cheers from Cork, where it has rained continuously, haha.
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Royal Crescent

    The Royal Crescent
    xtxhoward Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 34] (239)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 8:58]
    Hi Howard,
    Beautiful work,this cannot be an easy building to shoot but you have made an excellent image in a unique view, with pretty much no distortion. Really very nicely done, one of the best architectural shots I have seen in a long time. Framing, colors and light are all spot on. Thanks as always for sharing,
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Hot Rod MagnetCanon 5D Mark III

    Hot Rod Magnet
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 991 W: 1 N: 2488] (10195)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 8:53]
    Hi Ray,
    I like this car too, of course I do, and your note made me smile. A car like this may attract the bad girls, but bad girls can also be very good when the urge takes :) I don't know how a car like this would go down in my neck of the woods though, imposssible to know what kind of folk it would attract here! Another excellent addition to your cool car collection.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: mother 2Panasonic DMC LX5

    mother 2
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4631 W: 195 N: 6267] (33531)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 8:48]
    Hi Burak,
    A very nice idea to make this direct connection to the eyes of the statue, it brings a lot of emotion out and makes the shot feel very powerful and very alive. The upwards point often brings an extra element of majesty too, nicely captured.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Royal Victoria DockSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Royal Victoria Dock
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 7 N: 5945] (45241)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810) [2014-08-27 8:42]
    Hi Brian,
    This light is magical and turns this from an urban industry scene into something straight from a big bucks movie. The soft light and soft colors really do well to humanise this scene which could easily be an overbearing image of urban life. Very nicely combo to have the city on far right like this,showing the various faces of the city. A combination of light and scene that I have nev seen before, nicely done.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Pêcheries de Mindin III

    Pêcheries de Mindin III
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4424 W: 265 N: 7720] (62996)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 7:34]
    Hello Denis,
    I like very much how you've combined the diverse elements and geometrical patterns that compose this scenery. There's wonderful perspective in your frame and great sense of depth. There's a fine palette of rare cold tones, the bright white touches provide marvelous contrast. Although I wouldn't call this place beautiful, its charm is irresistible. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Haystack RockCanon 1D MKII N

    Haystack Rock
    fotoguy22 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 60 N: 666] (4708)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 7:24]
    Hello Gregory,
    beautiful natural graphism, probably not easy to grasp from the beach and very difficult to capture so effectively, in a way that looks both neat and dynamic. I like very much the boldness of the simple, symmetrical composition, the colours and the play with the surface and the wave. Discovering a vessel floating calmly near the Rock is exciting. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Papa nourrit fistonNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Papa nourrit fiston
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4725 W: 0 N: 4415] (54589)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 7:13]
    Bonjour Serge,
    a very lovely and rare scene, captured with great timing and excellent sharpness against a homogeneous backdrop that sets the scene off. There's fine luminosity and beautiful colours. The birds stand out as 3D and the scene looks so vivid, as if they are about to move. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto tramNikon D60

    Porto tram
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3786 W: 83 N: 5681] (46292)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 7:02]
    Hello Daniel,
    this is a marvelous composition, I like very much the curvy perspective, the textures, the accurate description and the colours of the tram and the cityscape. Your framing is well considered and your timing excellent as the lady looking at you adds interest and the passing cars haven't been cropped. Interesting as the scenery is, the sky is mesmerizing, its textures and colours are fantastic. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Red shutters on Carmel StreetCanon EOS 1100D

    Red shutters on Carmel Street
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6083 W: 61 N: 17694] (79659)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 6:54]
    Hello Stephen,
    a beautiful graphical image, elegant and well balanced. In a fine, minimal way it tells us much about the architectural style of the city. I like very much the textures and the colours, the shadow and the sign make wonderful contributions too. The light is really strong but you made it work for your graphical concept. Denis' suggestion is also appealing, with a slightly different mood. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: At sunset...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    At sunset...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4945 W: 64 N: 8598] (34408)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 6:45]
    Hello Ana,
    you've done a great work with the light and the shadows, you used them in a bold, creative way. I like very much how their play enriches this urban scenery and makes it fascinating. The sign post is well integrated in the background, its shadow is attractive and leads us to discover more details. A doorway is embedded in the wall or is it made to look this way? I love the mystery and the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Murshidabad - I

    Murshidabad - I
    fabbs99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1968 W: 2 N: 3997] (15707)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 6:38]
    Hello Farhat,
    welcome back! This is a simple and appealing symmetrical composition, a little titling to the left perhaps but very nicely complemented by the colours. Bright and subdued tones have been combined in a pleasing way, the palace and its grounds are sharp and interesting. The man also photographing ahead of you makes a great point of reference, placed exactly in the middle of the lane. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Rock of  CashelCanon EOS 60D

    The Rock of Cashel
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 12 N: 5976] (20810)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 6:29]
    Hello Noel,
    I like very much this tight composition and how the statue, the tower and the pointed façade converge towards the sky. Such a suggestive and dramatic image with the grand ruin, the sharp gritty textures, the dark moody colours and a formidable sky. The perspective you chose is very attractive and you made much more of your theme than a plain description. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Reflet de maisonsNikon D800

    Reflet de maisons
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7973 W: 0 N: 13907] (116458)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 3:48]
    Bonjour Nicou,
    the colourful buildings are so attractive and the deep view in the background looks so interesting that this picture would be very appealing even without the reflections. The reflections alone are really charming and would make a beautiful picture on their own:) You've balanced the two parts superbly. I like very much the sharpness and the colours of your photo, the well considered perspective and the placement of the man at such a discreet and effective spot. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Second-hand

    Second-hand
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3358 W: 298 N: 6993] (37127)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 3:39]
    Hello Gert,
    a simple composition showing an interesting daily life scene. I like very much the look of the gentleman who has stopped with his bicycle and is so concentrated on scanning the book covers. I can totally identify with his attitude. Maybe the books he is now scanning so peacefully were out of reach some years ago, maybe this access to knowledge and entertainment wasn't so easy in the past. The clarity and colours of your photo are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Claeys Bouuaert O - XIICanonn 5D

    Claeys Bouuaert O - XII
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18405 W: 499 N: 31647] (135238) *



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 5 N: 5473] (26456) [2014-08-27 3:23]
    Hello John,
    amazing how you managed to preserve such good clarity, sharp details and fine colours against the backlight. And the light makes an appealing effect the way it invades the frame from the upper left corner. Your composition has a fine perspective and very good balance. You captured wonderful warm colours and a delightful, romantic atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

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