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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Improve Your Memory?

    Improve Your Memory?
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2474 W: 0 N: 5856] (31427)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10729 W: 999 N: 20671] (103589) [2015-08-01 15:04]
    Ciao Eleu

    Lol! Good sharpness on the blue jellyfish with excellent framing & composition. Excellent tonal contrast between the lighter toned blues and solid blacks. Tfs.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Sunny day in Reine

    Sunny day in Reine
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6004 W: 91 N: 15496] (85255)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10729 W: 999 N: 20671] (103589) [2015-08-01 15:00]
    Hello Malgo,

    Marvellous symmetrical reflections with good color, sharpness and saturation. The A shaped peaks and their repetition are eye-catching. Interesting cloud patterns and excellent framing and composition. Tfs.

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Star Clipper in Kotor II

    Star Clipper in Kotor II
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6235 W: 469 N: 10898] (36733)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10729 W: 999 N: 20671] (103589) [2015-08-01 14:54]
    Hello Bulent,

    Good sharpness with excellent composition and framing. Nice repetition of the lights and masts, with fantastic reflections in the water. A good nocturnal shot. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Vieux-Port de MontréalSony DSC HX400v

    Vieux-Port de Montréal
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5117 W: 53 N: 8549] (28418)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10729 W: 999 N: 20671] (103589) [2015-08-01 14:47]
    Hello Lars,

    Good sharpness and nice repetition of all the boats. Good reflections in the water with superb saturation. The beach babes in the fg bottom left are easy on the eye. The red color of the SAt Laurent breaks the pattern of white boats very nicely. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Monument to the DiscoveriesNikon D60

    Monument to the Discoveries
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 83 N: 6688] (52271)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 14:38]
    HOwdy Daniel,

    Attractive 'blend', from the dock post foreground, through the pier and boat marina, to the background - Padrao dos Descobrimentos, huge historical monument. And those early sea-faring explorers opened up the otherside of the world.

    thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sunset and estuaryCanon EOS 60D

    Sunset and estuary
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8944 W: 378 N: 8156] (88799)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 14:27]
    Bonjour Jean,

    Attractive Talmont sur Gironde scene, with the sun sandwiched between the sea and overhead clouds.
    And difficult to achieve by shooting straight on into the sun.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Sunny day in Reine

    Sunny day in Reine
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6004 W: 91 N: 15496] (85255)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 14:22]
    Howdy Malgo,

    Beautiful panorama of Reine, the steep mountains mirrored in the water, with watefront houses in the foreground.
    It does my heart good to read your multi-modal transportation adventures, by bus and train. My last years at California Transportation was to work at travel modes other than by car.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Castle of Opinogora

    Castle of Opinogora
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 695 W: 21 N: 1656] (7779)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 14:09]
    Howdy Maciej,

    Fine view of the reconstructed Opinogora Casle with its 3 story octagon tower with arches on each side, and the unique entrance of rectangular columns. Enhanced by the surrounding trees and red brick wall.

    Well done,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Four horses IIICannon EOS 5D

    Four horses III
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19675 W: 519 N: 33589] (143511)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 14:02]
    Howdy John,

    After working many, many moons for California Transpotation, and having a university degree in history, your image attracts. A fine team of good-looking horses pulling the historical carriage with costumed riders. Certainly must be impessive to participate in your carriage parade.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Squares of Olomouc (and a street)Canon Ixus 1000 HS

    Squares of Olomouc (and a street)
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4011 W: 321 N: 8797] (44482)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 13:52]
    Howdy Gert,

    Fine view of Olomouc's square, especially the contrast between the ornate historical Holy Trinity Column and the modern Arion's Fountain. And enhanced by the cobblestone plaza surronded by classical buildings.

    Would love to sit on one of the benches to relax and dream...

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: arrival to Ikaria island

    arrival to Ikaria island
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4980 W: 22 N: 8080] (59273)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 13:46]
    Howdy Costantino,

    My first thought is ... "Dang, I wish I were on the observation deck too".
    Wonderful to see Greece beyond the Acropolis, and Samos is on my list along with Leros, and others.
    The sparsely populated hills flowing into the sea look ideal for living away from the maddening crowds...

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Passo del Fargno

    Passo del Fargno
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10246 W: 132 N: 20333] (129368)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 13:40]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Excellent elevated view of the Apennines, the granite mountain rising above the green valley floor, with wispy clouds floating by.
    This scene could easily be in our Sierra Nevada Mountains. Obviously Earth has many similarities...

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Here Fishy Fishy Fishy

    Here Fishy Fishy Fishy
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5275 W: 371 N: 11172] (54693)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 13:35]
    Howdy NingalooLisa, (say that 10 times fast!)

    Fantastic huge fish school scene, the lighting accentuates their swim. Even though I cannot visualize the big shark, just being aware of these guys is enough to make me wet my wet suit (Is that where they got the name?!)

    I remember from our one day snorkel into your Great Barrier Reef, via boat, the guide telling us to stay on the starboard side, because the port side was called "shark alley", and "we will be eaten".

    Good job,
    Cheers,
    Ray

    PS: Thank you for the support and candle. Right now it will take a miracle, but goddamnitalltohell we will continue to fight.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Blue Voyage 2015 - VNikon D 5000

    Blue Voyage 2015 - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5766 W: 492 N: 16193] (88536)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 13:24]
    Howdy Mesut,

    Excellent image of the cruising dolphing from on high, looking down, into the dark sea and splashes. Not the typical position view of dolphins.

    We have huge pods or herds of dolphins off the California coast as they pursue schools of sardines.
    Always impressive to see from the deck of a boat.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Archangelos

    Archangelos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3468 W: 5 N: 7147] (35862)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 13:17]
    Howdy Ourania,

    Like everyone else a beautiful birds-eye view of Archangelos, the rippling Aegean with shimmering sunlight on its surface.
    Another stimulant to see Leros, hopefully by sailboat...

    Good job,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Wilderness in Finnmark

    Wilderness in Finnmark
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1698 W: 0 N: 4240] (20711)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 13:12]
    Howdy Ann,

    I disagree with "little to see", being a big fan of Nature, I would love to someday explore Nordland's fjords, and your attractive view proves it. The picturesque snow-covered mountains flowing into the sea, with a remote red top building.

    Good job,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Black Sea Beauties - VNikon D 5000

    Black Sea Beauties - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5766 W: 492 N: 16193] (88536)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10729 W: 999 N: 20671] (103589) [2015-08-01 13:05]
    Hello Mesut,

    Nice shot of the suspended garlic. Hope it keeps the vampires away! Good textural contrasts between the vertical and horizontal wood grain. Reasonable sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Vegetable plotsCanon 5D Mark III

    Vegetable plots
    neilharris Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (566)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 1 N: 3148] (13428) [2015-08-01 12:59]
    Howdy Neil,

    Eye-catching view of Luxembourg's Grund, between the river and steep cliff. The terraced vegetable gardens look well planned and kept for. And a bonus with the ancient arched bridge.

    Good job,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fallen #2Panasonic Lumix TZ30

    Fallen #2
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 439] (2258)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10729 W: 999 N: 20671] (103589) [2015-08-01 12:16]
    Hello Jean,

    Icarus was a high flyer who not only lost his head but also his feet! Perhaps his pants too! The strong backlight has been well managed and the sculpture fits in with the bg ruined temple. The people in white attire add scale and animate the scene. Good sharpness and graphism. The image is well composed. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Passo del Fargno

    Passo del Fargno
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10246 W: 132 N: 20333] (129368)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10729 W: 999 N: 20671] (103589) [2015-08-01 12:11]
    Hello Silvio

    A superb high pov with good sharpness and excellent mood and atmosphere imparted by the mist and clouds. The dark forested slopes add a good graphic element. Excellent colour and saturation. Well composed using the rule of thirds. Tfs.

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