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  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Champignon de troncNikon D5500

    Champignon de tronc
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12208 W: 0 N: 15448] (155454)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-25 2:21]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    I don't think I have ever seen a photograph of this type of mushroom, previously.
    You have collected its details and colours extremely well and even shown how it appears to have golden sequins on its edge.
    A very original photograph, detailed and revealing natural colours.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: The Jacaranda TreeCanon Eos 760d

    The Jacaranda Tree
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8728 W: 63 N: 24590] (109775)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-25 2:17]
    Hello Stephen,

    This is a composition that works really well.
    The contrasting features of rigid, angular building and loose, floaty branches, meet in a 'friendly' way against the pale backcloth of the sky.
    There is so much to enjoy about the details, the colours and the original viewpoint.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Canon PowerShot G1 X

    Rijksmuseum Café
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5081 W: 83 N: 9386] (67167)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-25 2:12]
    Hello Daniel,

    This photograph shows excellent design!
    The alfresco cafe contains all the human activity with action and colour and then, this lower portion is set against a wonderful background of lines and geometric shapes in limited colours.

    It all works so very well as a piece of art.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Sculpture...Canon EOS 30D

    Sculpture...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7928 W: 157 N: 12195] (110677)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-25 2:01]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    You have used an excellent technique, with the mirror, to capture the sculpture in its entirety as well as creating a wonderful sense of depth.
    The sculpture is pin sharp and stands out superbly against the b/g.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinaChina
    Title: The lilies

    The lilies
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8645 W: 112 N: 21946] (110617)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-25 1:58]
    Hello Malgo,

    The flowers make a beautiful and colourful f/g, nicely off-set from the temple and allowing its details to be gathered as a second focal point.
    Your perseverance certainly paid off and I'm sure you were thrilled to actually find this lovely place.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Wilson SquareNikon D80

    Wilson Square
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14074 W: 156 N: 24297] (129172)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-25 1:52]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    This is an amazing, modern metro station!
    You have captured it with amazing clarity.
    I do like ho you have used the stairs to guide us upwards to this spectacular illumination.
    Obviously the passengers have become accustomed to its wonderful design and are paying it no attention!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Men at work...iPhone 5

    Men at work...
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12115] (41071)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-25 1:46]
    Hello Bulent,

    You've noticed how many workmen it needs to repair the simplest of jobs, too! It's like the joke:
    'How many men does it take to replace a light bulb?'
    'Six, one to put in the bulb and the the other five to turn the room round!'

    It's a very well captured moment with an appropriate, humorous sign, a fine lead from the ladder to a scene that this really well composed on a diagonal. I like how the reds link everything together.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Mystery in Guangzhou

    Mystery in Guangzhou
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8645 W: 112 N: 21946] (110617)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 15:02]
    Oh, Malgo, I read your notes with interest for it has occurred to me on many occasions, how you managed to be understood in foreign countries when you were not in capital cities, where a common language could be found! Your experience in the bank must have been extremely frustrating, especially when you were eager to be out exploring!

    This is very much what you would expect to find in China, canals, pretty bridges and pagodas. Chris has shared many such photographs and this is certainly equal.
    How strange that the location could not be identified! Maybe a little more detective work will pay off!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: In vino veritas (for Craig)

    In vino veritas (for Craig)
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4511 W: 29 N: 5539] (57982)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 14:54]
    Ciao Caro Carlo,

    La fotografia non è di un edificio molto scultoreo e famoso, semplicemente semplice che ha servito le esigenze della gente, ma lo hai fotografato con eccellente chiarezza e perfetta composizione. Amo i cambiamenti di luce sulle alte erbe circostanti.

    Ciao
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Ex-socialist prideCanon 5 D Mark II

    Ex-socialist pride
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 1 N: 612] (3114)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 14:49]
    Hello Sven,

    Composing the tower on a tilt has worked extremely well in making this building fit into the space and emphasising its height. It is quite a striking building and will make a strong feature on the Berlin skyline.
    I think you have managed to photograph the first spots of rain, too!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Green Layers

    Green Layers
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2940 W: 2 N: 4585] (24894)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 6:17]
    Hello Piotr,

    Who could doubt how the Earth has been crushed and folded, when you see excellent scenes, like this!
    The details of the exposed hilside are quite amazing!
    It would have been nice to see some figures to give us a sense of scale but, I know, that is not always possible!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canon G3

    Château fort
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14455 W: 880 N: 26241] (113889)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 6:13]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    The castle does look a formidable structure, even in its ruined state.
    I like your selected viewpoint which allows us to travel through the archway and see into the interior. The clear, blue sky links the exterior and interior nicely.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

    Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12970 W: 132 N: 26302] (157587)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:59]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    This is a beautiful cathedral!
    Its facade of arches, circular windows and mural makes it an attractive sight and you have captured it with great clarity.
    The alfresco tables and chairs are a strong f/g focus and add a sense of depth to your photograph.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Hermann Park II

    Hermann Park II
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3797 W: 53 N: 5111] (30579)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:54]
    Hello Serghio,

    This is such a natural scene of trees and shadows but, when given a good crop and composition, becomes a work of art! The dappled light is remarkable.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Champ-de-MarsSony Nex 6

    Champ-de-Mars
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4028 W: 314 N: 5619] (22738)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:50]
    Hello Rob,

    What a great way to make a tunnel welcoming and attractive and... it makes a colourful, textural photograph, which without your w/s, would have been impossible to place. Now this is a very effective way of vitalising the city and preventing graffiti!

    Well spotted and thank you for sharing,
    Bev :-)


  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Grand calmeLumix FZ300

    Grand calme
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7730 W: 0 N: 8607] (92409)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:43]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a charming scene and would have attracted most photographers but you have given the scene added interest by using the cross-frame branches to anchor the f/g and separate the frame into different areas.
    Lovely light/shadow contrasts.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Photo meNikon D 90

    Photo me
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2580 W: 1277 N: 2847] (36483)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:40]
    Hello Claude,

    Camera in hand and eyes alert!
    You spotted a great unintentional connection, here, and made a very amusing photograph!

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Brenda Will UnderstandPentax K3

    Brenda Will Understand
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6723 W: 88 N: 16181] (74783) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:34]
    Hello Craig,

    These photographs have surprised me as not being the sort of subject that would appeal to you at all! I have found the series interesting, probably because we did very little window shopping when we were there!
    Like you, I find your main post a weird subject, though you have to admit, it certainly draws attention, which is what displays are aimed to do! The photograph is sharp and well composed with little evidence of reflections.
    I do like to scrutinise the ladies looking at the displays in the haute couture shops. Modern advertising really does work on the principle of 'keeping up with the Joneses'!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: City of London SkylineSony DSC HX400v

    City of London Skyline
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7575 W: 53 N: 12655] (46430)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:11]
    Hello Lars,

    This is a very modern and rapidly changing skyline. There is little evidence of the skyline that would have been evident a few decades ago! You have clearly defined the sense of modernism!
    Strata SE1 is a very interesting and elegant building, well balanced by the Shard. Wind turbines in this setting are so easily blended into the skyline.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: 231- 14th July

    231- 14th July
    maloutim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 328 N: 3032] (10087)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5004 W: 256 N: 11368] (45953) [2017-07-24 5:05]
    Hello MarieLouise,

    WE have been in France many times on Bastille Day and have loved sharing the celebrations. Once, there was a bull sculpture, covered in fireworks, which moved when lit! It was amazing but certainly no more exciting or beautiful than the celebrations that you you have posted.
    The fireworks have such a sense of movement and look amazing in this fine composition where two thirds are devoted to the shimmering reflections!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

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