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  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Afghan girl

    Afghan girl
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3305 W: 296 N: 6849] (36441)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-29 10:07]
    Hello Gert,
    this is a strong portrait, the rich, contrasting colours make it immediately attractive and then the little girl's expression and personality inevitably take over. I like very much the directness conveyed by the tilt of her head and the steadiness of her gaze. The shadows seem to enrich the portrait with graphism and mystery. Her expression could have so many interpretations and still keep us wondering. I believe this is a timeless quality. Congratulations and thank you! I hope your internet connection is ok now and that if it isn't, that's fine too:)
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: 8 years on the TE! OMG!

    8 years on the TE! OMG!
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2979 W: 67 N: 4311] (37473)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-29 9:52]
    Hello Serghei,
    all the numbers cited in your note are impressive, congratulations! You've done great work on TE, producing photos, sharing your impressions of the world and encouraging fellow photographers. I wish you to enjoy doing these for many more years! This is a very fine photo, a discreet and elegant presentation of the architecture, a wonderful play of light and colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: HaymakingPanasonic Lumix FZ 28

    Haymaking
    fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 5 N: 600] (3181)



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    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10524 W: 283 N: 21146] (82665) [2014-07-29 8:58]
    Witaj Zbigniew,
    nice the landscape view of this section of Bayard with the cultivated fields to adds depth and perspective in the scene lead-in the eye on the backdrop hill.

    Regards,danos

  • IranIran
    Title: Aq-QalehNikon D90

    Aq-Qaleh
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 75 N: 1612] (10936)



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    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10524 W: 283 N: 21146] (82665) [2014-07-29 8:55]
    Hi Ali,
    nice the snapshot from the city center of Aq Qala with the old man to try to tie with a rope the box.Excellent the light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene.

    Regards,danos

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Frascati

    Frascati
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2203 W: 15 N: 2692] (26856)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3564 W: 206 N: 5671] (36702) [2014-07-28 22:51]
    Hi Carlo,
    A nice symmetry with the three palms and the monument between.. The included persons add life and colours. An interesting street scene and daily life capture.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Over The HorseshoeSony SLT A65

    Over The Horseshoe
    romanaa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 94 N: 1180] (7918)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3564 W: 206 N: 5671] (36702) [2014-07-28 22:45]
    Hi Romana,
    I saw this on FB too, a very beautiful view, a marvellous landscape. A very attractive panorama.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Spinning WheelCANON  EOS 50D

    Spinning Wheel
    inQuadrato (28)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:54]
    Hi Andrea,
    Your note is excellent to explain how you achieved this fine photo and it's a very fine image. The sense of motion in the wheel is excellent and the color match of that, the roofline of the building and the sky is superb. I like this image a lot, lots of interesting elements in a warm urban presentation.
    Thanks for sharing
    Noel

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: KunstkammerPanasonic DMC-FZ18

    Kunstkammer
    Vitaly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 159] (982)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:49]
    Hi Vitaly,
    A beautiful grand and imposing building and in a perfect symettrical composition. That sky has magical color and is a perfect canvass for this historical structure. Nicely done,
    Cheers
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: St.Etienne

    St.Etienne
    Spyder Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 1 N: 16] (100)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:33]
    Hi Edward
    This is a fine cathedral, and despite its gothic finery, it's quite restrained without the usual massive tower or spire. A nice angle to show its height, depth and width and a fine blue sky.

    Cheers
    Noel.


    P.S. you aren't the only one who watched father ted, at the event the guy on the PA made constant references to how the women working for the St Johns ambulance were a great bunch of lovely girls, and that even if you had no injuries they'd be sure to make you a nice cup of tea :)
    Thankfully spider baby didn't make an appearance!

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: WELCOME TO FREE TOWN

    WELCOME TO FREE TOWN
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2979 W: 67 N: 4311] (37473)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:19]
    Hi Seghei,
    I know of this place but this is the first time I have actually seen an image of it, and it's a great urban scene, very grity and very real. The grafitti makes an excellent centre of attention with its bright colors. Great scene of an unusual place.
    Best wishes
    Noel

    P.S. you a right about the snakes, we have none in Ireland, but.we do has frogs. I have about 200 of them in my back garden, thankfully I quite like frogs :)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Al sicuro

    Al sicuro
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2203 W: 15 N: 2692] (26856)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:14]
    Hi Carlo,
    This is an excellent scene o show the sheer size of these walls, and it's an excellent psspective you have chosen. The walls lead beautifully into the scene, while the woman on the bench is a contrast in many ways, her colors, her size, her relaxed pose. Really nicely seen.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: UTSC  ~  Andrews BuildingCanon PowerShot SX40 HS

    UTSC ~ Andrews Building
    bbarna Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 5 N: 151] (650)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:12] [+]
    Hi Barnabas,
    I can see why the public might not like this, it's not easy to appreciate brutalist style, and especially when sme of the concepts such as the chimneys may seen as a little arty farty for mon architects. My own thoughts, I would not e mad about it either, but I do appreciate your shot of it, it captures is soul well and I love all architectural photography. Thanks for rhe workshops and great note.
    Cheers
    Noel

    P.S. thanks also for the workshop on my Patrick's hall pic, the change did bring out the blue really well.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A muff FireworksCanon 5D MarkáV

    A muff Fireworks
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1581 W: 0 N: 3350] (34250)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:06]
    Hi Takero,
    This is an excellent and impressive scene, like an action shot from a great movie. Raining fire is not something we see every day and the mans expression is priceless, he looks so calm. I love rhe dark and gold light tones, really fascinating view and great image.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IranIran
    Title: Cross-roads

    Cross-roads
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 433] (3025)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 12:02]
    Hi Omid,
    A good scene of this busy junction, and you have captured the life here well. I agree that the yellow light adds a nice element of color to the scene,
    Thanks as always
    Noel

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Sorry World, We Blew It

    Sorry World, We Blew It
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5079 W: 367 N: 10613] (52289)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 11:55] [+]
    Hi Lisa,
    I knew from the title that this be an image that would make me sad....and indeed it has. To be honest Lisa, I really don't think I have the verbal ability to express how I feel when I read your note, it saddens me, it sickens me, it angers me, but I also realise that being from Ireland, I am no place to throw stones, the same sh@t is happening here every day with talks of tracking, destruction of the landscape, our protected bogs being burnt and much much more. Like you I see over the past few weeks, bombs, bullets, war and famine, and I agree with the comment above that the world is going backwards.

    But, on the other hand, were it not for thoughtful souls such as you, we would not even know about this catastrophe, god knows the media won't report it. We're it not for people like you there would be nobody standing up and saying no. You may be arrested Lisa, and given the power, I'd be standing right next to you. It's a shame hat apathy has taken over so much of the world.

    But in saying that, is it fair to call it apathy, or is it just burn out? I remember years ago just before my mum died, I was in hospital and she was being treated so badly. A social worker said that we should be fighting this, and demanding more, but she understood that with working a full time job and then being a full time carer, she knew that we were too tired to fight And that was the case with so many people. Sounds like I am making excuses, but I guess I am struggling to understand this and make some sense of it.

    I see Daddios comment above and I have to say, I don't wish evil into the world but his descriptions of an ironic hell seem apt.

    With you in spirit Lisa, it's only your energy and focus and that of your kindred spritis that can prevent this fro happening, and in a million years when mankind has long since passed, the world will smile at the memory of your work in documenting this, and helping preserve it.

    Oh what a rambling post, sorry.

    Slainte
    Noel


    P.S. thank you for your kind comments on my Irish farmer, that's one of the nicest things anybody has ever said about one of my pics :)

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: Dragalevtsi quarter

    Dragalevtsi quarter
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2718 W: 0 N: 2403] (19372)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3564 W: 206 N: 5671] (36702) [2014-07-28 11:16]
    Hi Miguel,
    A dramatic sunset sky behind the mountains. The red roofs and the advertisements add a fine line along the dark hill.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: View from the seafrontCanon EOS 1100D

    View from the seafront
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6032 W: 61 N: 17502] (78789)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 11:13]
    Hi Stephen,
    An excellent sunny and warm view, and ones which fill me with a sense of fun and impending holidays too, brought about a lot by the fun colors of the boats in the corner, which you have composed so well in the scene. I think this view would look so very different without these little plastic boats. Very nicely done.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: 4Sony Alpha 850 DSLR

    4
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3876 W: 7 N: 5823] (44431) *



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 11:08]
    Hi Brian,
    Love this, absolutely love it! It looks like the clock is counting down the seconds to the end of the world, and as that hand moves ever closer, the sky has become turbulent and spooky goings on are happening. The building is impressive and very imposing, especially with this play of light and shadow across it. Fantastic choice in black and white to bring on so muc drama. The lack of any human elements in the scene also brings out that fine apocalyptic feeling too. Class.
    Thanks as always
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Golden HourNikon D5100

    Golden Hour
    Indrasish Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 4 N: 666] (2727)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 11:05]
    Hi Indrasish,
    I love the golden tones to this image, and the line of people walking across the beach makes it seem more like an imagined work of art than a photograph. That sky is just simply stunning. Really nicely captured, a great moment to have snapped.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Happy  Eid ! - Iyi Bayramlar !Nikon D 5000

    Happy Eid ! - Iyi Bayramlar !
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5213 W: 492 N: 14691] (79362)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2468 W: 12 N: 5773] (20085) [2014-07-28 11:03]
    Hi Mesut
    A fine colorful and lively shot to celebrate this festival, great detail and very beautiful colors. I wish you a happy Eid too.
    Best wishes
    Noel

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