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

    Abandoned...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6166 W: 157 N: 8978] (95983)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-24 5:18]
    Hi Krzysztof
    I love colour saturation and contrast, abandoned yet there's still beauty in it - could conjure up a thousand stories with loads of appeal. Detail and the intense deep colours are just marvellous, you've conveyed the feeling of desolation and beauty that never ceases to fascinate a keen sharp shooter. Congrats and tfs
    Best regards



  • SpainSpain
    Title: Evening at Cales Fonts, MenorcaCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Evening at Cales Fonts, Menorca
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1617 W: 408 N: 5968] (24330)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 5:17]
    Hello John,
    I am as fascinated by these "blue hour" photos as many other members of this site, but I would never take a picture like this. Not because it wouldn't be fun but because I couldn't ever imagine carrying a tripod on my journeys. ;-) But I understand it could be worth the trouble, because the effect of dark blue sky and warm yellow light is often captivating, at least if the view as such is attractive. And this place is really perfect for this kind of photo with the lights so beautifully reflected in the black water. But although my attention is immediately drawn to the buildings at the end of the bay I am actually even more fond of the lower left corner showing a part of the marina and the walkway along the water. The colours are not as spectacular, but maybe because it's so much closer I can more easily identify with someone walking there in the romantic light of the night.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Cayo LevantadoCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Cayo Levantado
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2281 W: 39 N: 3062] (12957)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 5:02]
    Hello Alexandre,
    I could not ask for a more perfect beach of soft sand, trees and beautiful colours. Maybe there are big hotels and noisy bars just outside this view, but here you make it look like Paradise. For this composition the huge and compact cloud plays an important role as a balance to the turquoise and pink colours below. You found a good spot on the hill for this very nicely composed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Me ChreyCanon EOS5D

    Me Chrey
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 889 W: 296 N: 2150] (10339)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 4:55]
    Hello Will,
    This looks gritty enough to be genuine. It is a sad but understandable fact that "picturesque" places so often develop into tourist traps where money is the only thing in common between the locals and visitors. I like this photo for its quiet atmosphere and lack of Coca-Cola signs. The colours are good in spite of the rather harsh light. I would have liked to come here, but I always feel slightly uncomfortable when I just turn up close to people's homes for no other reason than my own curiosity. I prefer watching people in the cities where to some extent I can disappear in the crowds.
    Your note is highly interesting but mainly makes me sad at the shortsighted and careless policies of so many governments (and probably UN agencies and the World Bank as well).

  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
    Title: I love organized tours (sometimes)

    I love organized tours (sometimes)
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6990 W: 99 N: 17694] (95073)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 4:18]
    Hello Malgo,
    Sometimes it pays to spend some extra money to see the places off the tourist track. (In Kazakhstan everything seems to be off the tourist track.) It's a fascinating scenery and the light and colours are good in spite of the rather dull weather.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Clervaux CastleSony DSC HX400v

    Clervaux Castle
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5979 W: 53 N: 9974] (35232)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 4:12]
    Hello Lars,
    You were certainly busy during the rest of the week after we had met. Good for you that distances are not very long in your part of Europe. This looks like a charming village below the fairytale castle. Its white walls really make the castle stand out in this environment of dark forests. You found a good place for this shot and it is also technically perfect.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Nikon D800

    Cheminée de bois
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10477 W: 0 N: 14865] (139940)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-24 4:12]
    Hi Nicolas
    A well spotted opportunity with this great compo perfectly placed at the third on that chimney while inviting us to explore the whole depth of the scene. This is so scenic and peaceful filled by some luxury of colors in the setting all merging together handsomely with speck of bright catchy colours adding the extra punchy effect. Delightful shot
    Well done.
    Best regards

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le matin

    Le matin
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13006 W: 879 N: 23344] (99586)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 4:07]
    Hello Philippe,
    The light has a fine freshness which tells us this is early morning and not the evening. I like the fine depth created by the river and trees as well as the narrow path. The panoramic shape was well chosen.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Empire State BuildingSony Nex 6

    Empire State Building
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2945 W: 306 N: 2698] (10496) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 4:03]
    Hello Rob,
    Big houses again but more space and fresh air. Maybe similar photos could be taken in Rotterdam? The river and the old fashioned boat create a fine contrast to the compactness of the urban jungle. The light and colours are great.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Family tomb...Canon EOS 30D

    Family tomb...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6166 W: 157 N: 8978] (95983)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 3:58]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    It's a fine building but the idea of having a family tomb has always seemed strange to me. Maybe because I don't belong to a rich and famous family with a need to express its importance. But your photo is good and informative, with perfect sharpness and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Wojslawice ArboretumFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Wojslawice Arboretum
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1514 W: 0 N: 3858] (34507)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 3:55]
    Hello Ryszard,
    The park is beautiful and you composed this photo very well with a good balance of flowers, trees and small hills. The people walking along the road add life, the clouds contrast the green dominance nicely and the light has a wonderful clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: A MOMENT OF PEACE

    A MOMENT OF PEACE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8846 W: 175 N: 14174] (63350)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 3:51]
    Hello Jorge,
    A very nice kind of portrait. The monkey looks just like it is posing for you. It makes me think of old portraits of elderly people. The perfect sharpness gives me the impression I could really feel the softness of the fur.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc XXIX

    Miskolc XXIX
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 3 N: 287] (3119)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-24 3:48] [+]
    Hi Gyorgy
    This really is a wonderful calming image and the exposure effect really suits the gentle sweet pastel hues of the sky while the fg lines up creating interest and depth leading the eye to centre of the town scene. Your attention to detail shines through and this is well worth the rare evening venture of a real beauty filled with sense of peace. Delightful and quality as usual, Congrats
    Best regards


  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Donnafugata

    Donnafugata
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3693 W: 27 N: 4304] (46353)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 3:48]
    Hello Carlo,
    A bicycle tour would be a perfect way to see this area. Good roads, probably not many cars, maybe not so many hills and a lovely scenery with memories of old cultures. This is a very pleasant photo with fine colours and a good look along the road and the carefully built walls.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: For King and Country

    For King and Country
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-24 3:22]
    Hi Gert
    That looks like a fun street party and colours are bang on here as this also reminds me of commonly seen street performers. The subject is always there and it's up to us to observe and be quick on the draw - the knack for making unexpected discoveries and well done on exploiting the opportunity one of those fun shots that keep us looking & looking....
    Well done
    Best wishes


  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: El MoezNikon D 90

    El Moez
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11726 W: 1004 N: 22601] (112259)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4769 W: 360 N: 9982] (51100) [2016-05-24 3:16]
    Hello Chris,
    Some time ago I looked through my old photos from Cairo and was amazed by all the beautiful mosques I had photographed but forgotten. I don't remember if this was among them but the minarets certainly deserve their places on this site. It's typical of Cairo that there are more mosques seen in the distance between the minarets and more minarets to the right. It's a well composed photo with fine colours in what I suppose is an early evening light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le matin

    Le matin
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13006 W: 879 N: 23344] (99586)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-24 3:10]
    Hi Philippe
    A calm scene when early low warm light picking out detail of the river scape with the evaporating mist seems to unify whole the picture beautifully. A shot with sense of tranquility with excellent break in colours nicely taken and rewards to the early risers!! Congrats
    Best regards


  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Agio Gala villageCanon EOS 5 D

    Agio Gala village
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12160 W: 298 N: 23993] (96688)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-23 22:59]
    Hi Danos
    As seen from above where you've spotted the opportunity and that's the art of photography!

    The interplay of light and shadows - lots of shadows and the immaculate detail on the ground are just amazing and great how the contrasting blue colour helps to settle and hook the eye from escaping away. It's an extremely eye pulling shot for me looking close to appreciate, wonderfully managed exposure, lovely colour saturation and also the way this looks so subtle with striking contrast that you dont need people to make it work. Hats off to you, Congrats, TFS.
    Best wishes


  • PolandPoland
    Title: Church of PeaceCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Church of Peace
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3358 W: 91 N: 8543] (35788)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-23 22:45]
    Hi Mariusz
    Some exquisite indoor work here full of religious ambience when every inch offers so much detail to savour and positively clean and neat depicting a great architectural feature. As far as lighting is concerned it has worked for you very well with the exposure is so pleasantly distributed under a challenging low light. Immense perspective and depth blended with rich colour, warmness and lovely how the prayers lend the extra liveliness. Very good on all points and winner all the way, great take my friend, My compliments.
    Best wishes



  • FranceFrance
    Title: Inviting reflections

    Inviting reflections
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 404] (3879)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5356 W: 152 N: 11933] (52963) [2016-05-23 22:20]
    Hi Federico
    Lovely calimg flow of this shot and gem of the lake view appropriately blended into this pristine spectacle with more interesting features from end to end. The mirror reflections accentuate the strength, enhanced by subtle back lighting and quality colours and what a jaw-dropping contrast to brill blue sky to end with. Lovely the way you managed to stretch out more features in shadow areas without compromising the digital noise. A remarkable shot, fully agreed with your statement and let the image speak itselt to the viewers. Congrats
    Best regards


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