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  • NepalNepal
    Title: ~ her moment ~ NIKON D200

    ~ her moment ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4024 W: 141 N: 9268] (40116)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 11:03]
    Hi Abmdsudi
    I see you shot this one at 180mm focal length, good idea I suppose, as you don't want to get in her face and get her mad :)

    the choice of cropping is effective too, it immediately does away with any annoying subject off to the sides or around her.
    we can just sit here and enjoy the face as is.

    and you're right, she does appear to be in a very focused thought.

    well captured as usual my friend
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Hotel de VilleNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Hotel de Ville
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4759 W: 5 N: 7702] (35591)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 11:01]
    Hi Luis
    great piece of historic architecture here!
    How does France and Germany keep coming up with all these wonderful homes!

    even the little house on the far left tucked away in the corner is cute and charming...everything is here.

    I think they do a fine job in keeping the buildings restored.

    excellent post, a place i've never heard of before.
    attractive colors and light.
    enjoy your day
    craig

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Jeu de toitsNikon D800

    Jeu de toits
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8051 W: 0 N: 13922] (117196)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:58]
    Hi Nicolas
    you have 7 large triangles here that move across the frame, making the scene appear larger, and it effectively takes up all the space inside the frame.

    excellent lighting conditions and overall exposure too.
    especially on the window shutters.
    love the brown hue and tone to the entire scene.
    enjoy your day
    Craig

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Summer in High Tatras

    Summer in High Tatras
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 310 W: 0 N: 642] (4858)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:56]
    Hi Piotr
    a photo with great looking intersecting diagonal lines.
    the sloping tree line cuts into the grey sky quite nicely.

    and all those clouds give off a sweet atmospheric mood.

    looks like there could big mosquitos here! haha
    fine nature/hiking shot
    cheers
    craig

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Nubble lighthousenikon D 7000

    Nubble lighthouse
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2143 W: 0 N: 1907] (14320)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:51]
    Hi Robert
    I've never been to Maine, but living and growing up in Newfoundland half of my life I would imagine its quite similar.

    as with Newfoundland, there's lots of fog!
    and despite the fog the rocks in the fg are very clear and well defined.

    love the rustic east coast motif that shines through on this one.
    cheers
    craig

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Monastery of San BenitoNikon D3100

    Monastery of San Benito
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2354 W: 0 N: 5375] (28471)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:49]
    Hi Angel
    such fine architectural delights!
    lots of small finer details that catch my eye.

    i have to wonder though, why do all the windows have bars on them? is it not safe here? alot of vandalism here?

    at least the bared window on the left has some decorative motif to it to make it more attractive.

    love the arch and the wooden doors.
    great scene in warm light
    cheers
    craig

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Atlit shore and fortressCanon EOS 60D

    Atlit shore and fortress
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5799 W: 584 N: 10962] (52945)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:46]
    Hi Ike
    another interesting place to examine from Israel.
    Can easily say i've never seen or heard of this place before.

    looking at it now, i wonder is it a popular beach? there does seem to be some beachy sand over there near the fort.
    and there are plenty of cars parked around, so are people walking along the beach front?

    its amazing to think that fort was built so many hundreds of years ago, and pieces of it are still standing.

    lots to examine and investigate with this one.
    cheers
    craig

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Antico frantoio

    Antico frantoio
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2338 W: 18 N: 2806] (28305)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:42]
    Hi Carlo
    too bad the leaves are in the fg, but I can still see past and through them, so thats ok.

    this abandoned building doesn't seem to have a way inside!
    thats a shame :)

    and it looks like the weeds and trees have totally taken over, which of course is why we see them in the fg.
    fun shot, really like it. and you have some very warm bright light too.

    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Calm morning in Sauzon

    Calm morning in Sauzon
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4453 W: 267 N: 7744] (63424)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:40]
    Hi Denis
    I enjoy all of your boat/marina photos - in fact i think you have the best collection of boats on TE!!!

    its funny to see that every boat is white except for 1 blue and 1 yellow :)

    having the boats spread out like this gives a great sense of depth to the scene.
    lovely exposure and compo as always.
    cheers
    craig

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Frombork - Town of CopernicusNikon D70

    Frombork - Town of Copernicus
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 828 W: 0 N: 1990] (19971)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:38]
    Hi Ryszard
    WOW! Too bad I missed this one on my trip to Poland!
    what an excellent view point you have for this Cathedral.
    and its awesome to have the water and landscape in the bg too.

    perfect shot from high up, I'd be proud to have this in my gallery as well.
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The royal gate of VersaillesCanon EOS 60D

    The royal gate of Versailles
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6388 W: 241 N: 11007] (73640)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:35]
    Hi JJ
    Gold anyone? Gold?

    wow thats alot of yellow Gold!
    Personally i'm not a fan of such overt loud statements like this, but its just a personal choice I suppose.

    as for the photo itself, it works well because the skyline has that overcast Blue/Grey color which gives the perfect contrasting bg.

    interesting cut and crop, something different that worked out well.
    cheers
    craig

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Honningsvag - North Cape

    Honningsvag - North Cape
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1520 W: 0 N: 3646] (18089)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:32]
    Hi Ann
    haha, another fine photo from Norway.
    I love how the sky looks so grey and bleak, but yet the little town below still has lots of illumination.
    the homes are placed in a zig zag type of configuration which is kinda nice too, not being uniform or placed all in a straight line.

    and you even have a small little lighthouse perched up in the bg :)

    I bet you had an awesome time in Norway.
    fine photo
    cheers
    craig

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Aveiro blueNikon D60

    Aveiro blue
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3818 W: 83 N: 5783] (46940)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:30]
    Hi Daniel
    this place looks quite similar to Burano in Venice.

    I guess you said it best in your note, "unique charm"

    I actually enjoy the brown window near the top the most, as the windows look so black.
    effective crop and cut
    cheers
    craig

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Toronto Skyline IISony Nex 6

    Toronto Skyline II
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 299 N: 1681] (5885)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:26]
    Hi Rob
    good idea to get down low to near water level, i think it makes the water look that much more powerful. In fact it looks like there's a wave coming at you. I get the feeling the water is quite deep!

    The Rogers Dome, or Sky Dome you see on the left, the white building has become a Toronto Eye-Sore.

    When "sky dome" was built in the early-mid 1990's it was heralded as an architectural dream!

    Now, many years later the same building is hated by everyone. It may be only 20-25 years old, but its more like 50-60 years old in real-time when compared to similar other sports arena's in North America.

    When it was built, INDOOR Sports stadiums were common. But that all changed about 10 years ago. Now Football and Baseball are played in Open-Air Stadiums, so this one in Toronto is disliked by players and fans and media.

    Oh how times change so quickly!

    great shot overlooking Toronto, really enjoyed viewing it.
    cheers
    craig

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Autumn in sigthNikon D 5000

    Autumn in sigth
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5282 W: 494 N: 14888] (80522)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:21]
    Hi Mesut
    I've said it hundreds of times, i love clouds!
    this is an awesome cloud landscape shot.
    If you take away these clouds it just doesn't have the same POP.

    I like the little bit of yellow light off into the distance too. fun shot!
    cheers
    craig

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Curious Camera's

    Curious Camera's
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1578 W: 2 N: 3062] (11600)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:17] [+]
    Hey Jason
    yup, its easy to see why you wanted to post this one as soon as you got it, I get that way too sometimes.
    Its funny how TE is always on the brain!

    looks like the Russian language needs to add a few vowels eh?
    My god how to you read and pronounce that sign? lol

    Ok, I'm going to take a little bit of a different spin on this scene - just to play devils advocate.

    don't you think the girls smile is a bit creepy, or is it just me - probably just me. Yes, i know its cute, but there's just something "Chuckie" looking about it lol
    you know...the horror movie

    I get the feeling the girl is planning something sinister!
    all in some psychotic state of planing.

    Ok, i need to take some happy-pills today. I'm probably seeing this one all wrong! Oh well, just wanted to take a different spin on this cute little girl.

    love the blue paint - sort of the old Houston Oilers blue, which of course is why i'm a Titans fan!

    See how i included some football into this scene! lol
    awesome capture bud
    cheers
    craig

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: view to Izmir

    view to Izmir
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4490 W: 20 N: 6789] (51850)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 88 N: 10906] (52830) [2014-09-16 10:10]
    Hi Costantino
    this was a wonderful gift to receive, now I want one too!
    one of the prettiest clock towers i've ever seen to be honest.

    Its a shame we don't have anything like this here in Canada.

    and this scene is one that is new to me from Izmir, its fun to see these new images.
    thanks for this one
    cheers
    craig

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Last OneCanon EOS Rebel T3i

    Last One
    bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 116 N: 2479] (12297)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18465 W: 499 N: 31755] (135732) [2014-09-16 5:02]
    Hello Andre,

    I like these nice panorama view with the long raod with specially clour.
    You choose a excellent angle, this creates depth and perspective
    Also the trees make these picture attractive.
    Nice composition and excellent presentation.
    Very well done, TFS.

    Kind regards,
    John

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Colors.....Canon EOS 60D

    Colors.....
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2740 W: 59 N: 2895] (33175)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18465 W: 499 N: 31755] (135732) [2014-09-16 4:57]
    Hello Barbara,

    Maybe a little bit female, but as colour very nice, through the diagonal emplacement.
    The men would this not see for take a picture.
    You choose a excellent angle, this creates depth and perspective
    Nice composition and excellent presentation.
    Very well done, TFS.

    Kind regards,
    John

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Karen MarieNikon D-300

    The Karen Marie
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2969 W: 204 N: 6700] (26767)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18465 W: 499 N: 31755] (135732) [2014-09-16 4:51]
    Hello Bev,

    Sometimes getting boats extraordinarily names, maybe the name of children, or a good girlfriend, I don't know.
    But your picture is very clear and sharp taken, that we see, almost all details.
    I like these nice panorama view with the big mountains in background.
    You choose a excellent angle, this creates depth and perspective
    Nice composition and excellent presentation.
    Very well done, TFS.

    Kind regards,
    John

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