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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Harry Potter's HogwartsNikon D-300

    Harry Potter's Hogwarts
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4052 W: 238 N: 9149] (37593)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3591 W: 25 N: 8283] (30119) [2016-05-02 6:17]
    Hi Bev
    That's really cool :) I must admit I lost interest in the Harry Potter films after the third one but I did love the special effects and the castles so it's a pleasure to see this beautiful castle in the company of a cool tree and wonderful bluebells. Very cool post
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Where have all the mobiles gone?Canon EOS5D

    Where have all the mobiles gone?
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 874 W: 296 N: 2108] (10149)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3591 W: 25 N: 8283] (30119) [2016-05-02 6:11]
    Hi Will
    That's a rare moment, not a mobile in sight and what a great thing that is, I say as i write this on my mobile :) your depth of field is really nicely done and as ever, a great choice on black and white.
    I just walked into a hospital to visit my dad, and there were four nurses on the front desk. Three of them were tapping away on their mobiles!
    Cheers
    Noel

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: On Workers DayLeica V Lux 40

    On Workers Day
    mrmike1935 Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 190] (3475)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3591 W: 25 N: 8283] (30119) [2016-05-02 6:07]
    Hi Michael
    Were the band any good? The empty chairs would suggest not but perhaps everybody was at work :) I can't blame you if you are cynical, the politicians in Ireland are a shower of idiots too, nothing but broken promises
    Cheers
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: ChenonceauNikon D100

    Chenonceau
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6454 W: 0 N: 6346] (76345)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3591 W: 25 N: 8283] (30119) [2016-05-02 6:04]
    Hi Serge
    That's a beautiful building and it's riverfront position really is superb. Such a great blue sky and perfect light too bring out the details of the building. Great photo
    Cheers
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Heavy Clouds Over TallaCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Heavy Clouds Over Talla
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1591 W: 408 N: 5913] (24032)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3591 W: 25 N: 8283] (30119) [2016-05-02 5:56]
    Hi John
    Wonderful clouds over this beautiful land, I can almost feel the wind in my face looking at this. Your light and colors are stunning too. You really do visit some amazing parts of the world.
    I met Lisa yesterday too, we had a great little walk around Dublin and went to newgrange. I believe you will meet her too soon! I send my warmest wishes to you with Lisa :)
    Cheers
    Noel

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: St.Telesphore parish presbyteryNikon D7100

    St.Telesphore parish presbytery
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7959 W: 108 N: 13732] (64808)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3591 W: 25 N: 8283] (30119) [2016-05-02 5:51]
    Hi Pierre
    That's a very unusual style of building for a presbytery, it looks more like a 1950s school building. Interesting architectural post. Unusual name too. That is a saints name I've never heard before
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Pigeons bisetsCanon G3

    Pigeons bisets
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12924 W: 879 N: 23143] (98684)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-02 2:40]
    Bonjour cher Philippe,
    a lovely scene and your composition is very elegant. I like very much how you filled the frame with the subtle and graceful branches and leaves, the pastel colour of the sky is delightful and sets the scene off superbly. The pigeons are excellently placed, they seem to be having a conversation. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Lamalera.Nikon D70s

    Lamalera.
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5303 W: 152 N: 11811] (52431)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-02 2:32]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    experienced and determined, maybe this time we can tell where the lines and textures of this face came from, the fisherman's struggles and battles at sea. I like very much the "glassy" blue backdrop, and the way the face stands out in a three quarter position. You made the eyes speak, they give such energy and interest to this tightly framed portrait. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Peles RestaurantNikon D 90

    Peles Restaurant
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11654 W: 1002 N: 22437] (111632)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-02 2:13]
    Hello Chris,
    an excellent presentation of this impressive and very picturesque hotel/restaurant. I like the thorough presentation in a vertical frame, the wealth of details and the bold, consistent colours. The colours and the shadows create a rewarding and pleasing atmosphere. It would be interesting to see what the interiors of those buildings look like. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Cappadocian Scenes - IXNikon D 5000

    Cappadocian Scenes - IX
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6015 W: 494 N: 16893] (93978)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-02 2:05]
    Hello dear Mesut,
    the landscape is very impressive both for its unique structure and its history. I like how you placed the massive hill with its many caves/old dwellings, we can observe them thoroughly and there's great depth and a perspective leading to the distant valley on the left side. Clarity and colours are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Colza et neigeNikon D800

    Colza et neige
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10387 W: 0 N: 14849] (139084)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-02 1:57]
    Bonjour Nicou,
    the contrasts are significant, intriguing and delightful. It's great that this landscape features such a wide variety of natural features, the transient glory of spring in the valley and the eternal winter on the mountain ridge. I like the balanced composition of natural elements and colours, the light is so enjoyable. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Nikon D80

    Peinture du Désert
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12514 W: 154 N: 21675] (117315)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-02 1:49]
    Bonjour Cricri,
    this is an original and very effective way to show this view which looks simple but its scale is grand and its graphic features attractive. The panorama has a fine rhythm and allows us to concentrate also on the fascinating textures and colours of the distant landscape. The dark dunes really look like a scenery from another planet. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Yellow countrysideCanon EOS 60D

    Yellow countryside
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9698 W: 378 N: 8389] (95355)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 13:15]
    Bonsoir Jean,
    the clouds are absolutely fantastic and, along with the road, the well-placed car and the shadows in the landscape, make your picture so special. I love the colours and the bold contrasts, the depth and the textures work wonderfully, they make this view so rich and consistent. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Giro in Gondola CANON EOS 40D

    Giro in Gondola
    fabianoleite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 69 N: 2340] (10484)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 13:10]
    Hello Fabiano,
    the exposure and illumination of this scene must have been very challenging but, despite the compromises you had to make regarding colour definition, you managed to retain good details all over. I like your composition and the sense of depth you created with the prow of the gondola and the arch of the bridge. I like the distribution of the people in the background. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • CubaCuba
    Title: School in Moncada

    School in Moncada
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6929 W: 99 N: 17530] (94442)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 13:00]
    Hello Malgo,
    the workshop pictures offer interesting general views and I like very much the tremendous zoom in and focus on the classroom. The view is deep, clear and rich, well framed by the doorway and with a nice soft light coming through the open windows. It's interesting to observe the children and their attitudes as well as various details giving us information on the educational system in this region. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: TrompenburghSony DSC HX400v

    Trompenburgh
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5898 W: 53 N: 9829] (34562)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 12:47]
    Hello Lars,
    such a precise and elegant description of the impressive manor house in a reflection. You achieved a remarkably clear result and the colours are lovely and romantic. I like how you are showing this unconventional description using a classic, symmetrical composition. The glassy texture makes a delightful feature as well. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Lamalera..... NIKON D200

    Lamalera.....
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5303 W: 152 N: 11811] (52431)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 12:39]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    the eyes looking straight into the camera make great impact, the dynamism of the tight composition and the intense contrast of light and shadow make this spontaneous group portrait so attractive. The children seem to have an strong bond and each of them seems to be an interesting character. The way you worked on the highlights is marvellous. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title:

    Grande ferme du Gâtinais
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12924 W: 879 N: 23143] (98684)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 12:20]
    Bonjour cher Philippe,
    it's interesting how the pole seems to be pulled in different directions by the wires, the lines of your composition are very effective -I only think that the shadow in the bottom border could be left out. Fine sharpness and contrasting, bright colours make this view attractive, graphic and agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Uskrs 2016.Nikon D300

    Uskrs 2016.
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7386 W: 2506 N: 13004] (59085)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 12:12]
    Hello Paja,
    you combined these five pictures, showing one of the most characteristic customs of the Orthodox Easter, in an effective way. Your collage is very attractive, all the pictures are well-lit and sharp. I like how the colours and the imaginative decorations express the joy and optimism of this special day. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, Happy Easter!
    Ourania

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Sierra de Alor - IIFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    Sierra de Alor - II
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5765 W: 64 N: 10798] (44865)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594) [2016-05-01 12:07]
    Hello Ana,
    the flowers seem to get life from the light, their colour is so lovely and their textures soft, I also like the way you created the impression of depth and interesting context with the landscape and the sky. The sunshine and all the colours are so delightful, the sharpness and the contrasts work superbly to make the view look rich and attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

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