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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Place de la cathedraleNikon D-300

    Place de la cathedrale
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7565 W: 0 N: 8281] (90285)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 14:12]
    Bonjour Serge,

    I can see details of the cathedral on the right but it is the other buildings which take precedence, with their tall structures, their attractive facades and their many, many windows. Although old houses are often quite dark inside, I would imagine that these are quite light.
    It's a most engaging scene, with quite a 3D effect, as the people move towards us.

    My warm retards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Church of Saint Sauveur

    Church of Saint Sauveur
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8565 W: 63 N: 24086] (107946)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 14:06]
    Hello Stephen,

    I'm happy to take your word about other churches that this might imitate but I am also, happy to say that this is a very well exposed photograph. The warm colours of the stone and the pin-sharp details stand out really well against the bright blue sky.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street LIV

    Miskolc Street LIV
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 419 W: 3 N: 934] (7955)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 13:58]
    HELLO gyorgy,

    I know that the thick, black border is your trademark and, on this occasion, it seems more than a border, we feel to be looking through a window.
    The church is wonderfully sharp and is very bright under a very ominous, black sky.
    The figures are well positioned and help to create a sense of perspective.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fais comme l'oiseauCanon G3

    Fais comme l'oiseau
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14191 W: 880 N: 25733] (111540)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 13:53]
    Hello Philippe,

    This is a very sharp photograph of what appears like a sparrow.
    I really like the context of the scene, with the highly textured stone perch and the sunlit, green leaves.
    You have used the shallow dof extremely well.
    I imagine that the bird was looking forwards but, just as you took the shot, turned to the left.
    Birds can be very difficult photographic subjects.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
    Title: Eternal flames

    Eternal flames
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6118 W: 392 N: 12373] (60366)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 13:49]
    Hello Gert,

    You have given three very different views of the Flame Towers and what impressive buildings they are! I'm not surprised that you were inspired to photograph them for they dominate the skyline as castles and cathedrals of old, used to do!
    I was surprised by the lack of people on your main shot but it was compensated for in later shot.
    I couldn't help but be impressed by the determination and ingenuity of the officials who have sited the many frames around the city for the purpose of self promotion! It is a great marketing strategy, a bit like companies that sell expensive 't' shirts which advertise the company!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: The mausoleum...Canon EOS 30D

    The mausoleum...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7663 W: 157 N: 11747] (108553)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 7:15]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    This is a most imposing building and makes a superb focal point.
    I like how you have framed it so expertly with the many different types of foliage, drawing attention to the lovely, dappled light.

    Have a good w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Heusden StreetviewSony DSC HX400v

    Heusden Streetview
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7309 W: 53 N: 12228] (44644)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 7:11]
    Hello Lars,

    After the sightseeing, the alfresco dining and what a calm and beautiful place to have a rest and watch the world go by!
    I imagine you waited for the figure in the striped top to move into frame, as a good focal point and link to the diners.
    The three brick buildings make an interesting backcloth to the middle layer ofdining tables and sun parasols.

    Have a great w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Good night BayahibeSony DSC HX200v

    Good night Bayahibe
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10131 W: 124 N: 18634] (98861)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 7:05]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    This may be a beach scene but here, the emphasis is very much on mood, created by the rich, amber sky and the silhouetted trees.
    Oh, you have made us envious, to be here and share this calm, romantic moment!

    Have a good w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Via del Mercato

    Via del Mercato
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12663 W: 132 N: 25744] (155283)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 7:02]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    The street has subdued colours but the lady matches the setting very neatly with her matching coat and bag.
    You have presented the street very well, the converging lines drawing us leisurely but effectively from f/g to b/g, with plenty of time to note the textures and the street features.
    The light is very well well controlled.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D800

    Arrivée d'eau
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11931 W: 0 N: 15370] (153218)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 6:57]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    What a wonderful combination of features and the influence of sunlight!
    It is easy to recognise the stony mountainside and the rushing water but it takes a few seconds to reconcile them with the lake, its golden reflections and dark, periphery shadows.
    Very well seen and beautifully composed.

    Have a good w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Twin bridges in PragueNikon D 90

    Twin bridges in Prague
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12628 W: 1017 N: 24426] (119967)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 6:52]
    Hello Chris,

    This was not what I expected from your title but, it was even better!
    These building are at a curious angle to one another and the dual bridges just add to their sense of connection. It is a great viewpoint to obtain this scene.
    The buildings are beautiful, tall and majestic with just enough colour to give them distinction.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Rustic RealismPentax K3

    Rustic Realism
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6572 W: 88 N: 15831] (73441)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 6:46]
    Hello Craig,

    As a photograph to promote Porto as a tourist area, this is a bit wide of the mark, but as a scene that is rich in colour, shadows and textures, it is hard to beat!
    It has a pretty violent message, too!
    The man adds a scenario the scene. I wonder what he is thinking! He is certainly unaware of you!

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: Colorful Ride

    Colorful Ride
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3641 W: 53 N: 4849] (29453)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 6:41]
    Hello Sergio,

    No wonder this has received so much acclaim!
    It is a photograph which takes something simple and turns it into an artistic, colourful pattern! I love it!
    You know, at first, it reminded me of a lot of brightly coloured snakes, all twisting and wrapping up together!

    Have a great w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Strathmashie falls through the woodsCanon EOS 60D

    Strathmashie falls through the woods
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9645 W: 616 N: 17791] (80120)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 1:21] [+]
    Good Morning Ike,

    This is a photograph which exudes mood as well as a picture.
    It is calm and mysterious.
    I like how you have used the branches in the f/g, they set the scene and intimate a deep undergrowth, rather than a scene near a busy road.
    The light, dancing on the water, reveals the river, a hurdle to cross before exploring the mysterious scene beyond.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)
    My daughter is slowly recovering from the trauma and is sleeping better, now.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Vibrant market hallCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Vibrant market hall
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4979 W: 83 N: 9121] (65798)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-26 1:16]
    Hello Daniel,

    Oh, wow, who wouldn't be attracted to such a colourful exterior!
    This is a real way to promote your business!
    I like how the vibrant lights and displays of the shops, merge into this facade of colours and exploding flowers.

    have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Pythagoreio III

    Pythagoreio III
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 22 N: 9945] (70819)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 495 N: 17584] (97898) [2017-05-25 14:12]
    Hello dear Costantino,
    Another topclass capture from Samos. Maybe the best time to enjoy dis beautifl island, as there are no masses of tourists around.
    Perfect light management, layout and shaprness.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Zabranjeno parkiranjeNikon D300

    Zabranjeno parkiranje
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8527 W: 2589 N: 15120] (67042)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 495 N: 17584] (97898) [2017-05-25 14:10]
    Hello dear Pavle,
    Simple but very nice graphical effect.
    Nice framed.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

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

    Window...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7663 W: 157 N: 11747] (108553)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 495 N: 17584] (97898) [2017-05-25 14:08]
    Hello dear Krzysztof,
    What a good idea to show us this fresh and beautiful landscape through this old and abandoned window.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Via del Duomo

    Via del Duomo
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12663 W: 132 N: 25744] (155283)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-23 6:03]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    This is a shot which is impossible to ignore.
    The silhouetted archway makes a perfect, natural frame to the warm, illuminated street beyond.
    The details of the houses are superbly captured as well as affording a guide into the depths of the scene.
    The inclusion of the figure is a master stroke; she is strongly placed and establishes a firm point for us to focus upon.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Storm over le Pouldu

    Storm over le Pouldu
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5655 W: 277 N: 10524] (83548)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 256 N: 10996] (44591) [2017-05-23 5:49]
    Bonjour Denis,

    Although a fine sunny day encourages us to be out and about with our cameras, it is days like this, when dark clouds overshadow a beautiful scene, that are the most memorable and dramatic.
    I like your use of the rocks to anchor the f/g and act as a diagonal guide into the scene.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

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