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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Warm hugs!

    Warm hugs!
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1215 W: 213 N: 1514] (6409)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1473 W: 0 N: 3525] (17507) [2014-07-29 22:40]
    Hello Brenda,
    I have never seen 'free hugs' but what a nice idea. The couple walking towards them do not look very sure about it but then they probably don't need the hugs! A super bit of street life from a city where nothing would surprise me.
    Best wishes, Ann

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Chapel of the Castle of BaionaNikon D3100

    Chapel of the Castle of Baiona
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2279 W: 0 N: 5166] (27427)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1473 W: 0 N: 3525] (17507) [2014-07-29 22:35]
    Hello Angel,
    I like the clean and elegant lines of this chapel. The steps lead my eye across the beautifully maintained gardens. Very good colours and clarity.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Colourful Cascade

    Colourful Cascade
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2633 W: 71 N: 6355] (28894)



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    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7726 W: 324 N: 15466] (54497) [2014-07-29 19:32]
    Hello again Rosemary,

    The contrast between the brightly coloured houses and the rocks are so striking! Its good that you mentioned the Geology of why the strata are near vertical here...we see the same in the Himalayas in India as the Asian plate continues to push the Eurasian plate northwards...

    Your POV from below allows us to move up the slope and the polarised blue sky is quite fantastic as well...

    Excellent work!

    Best Regards
    Angshu

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Path to Monterosso

    Path to Monterosso
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2633 W: 71 N: 6355] (28894)



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    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7726 W: 324 N: 15466] (54497) [2014-07-29 19:28]
    Hello Rosemary.
    Before I started to comment, I read with interest John's comment on this picture and also one by Craig..

    Indeed comparing the two pictures is an example of how two artists can see the same place differently....the beauty and art of photography and photographic eye.
    While vertical framing is quite a surprise, maybe because of the arc of the houses below hugging the frame, what it certainly adds is the FG...the flowers are beautiful and add a totally different dimension to this picture.

    It does appear that you took this shot with the sun quite high in the horizon as I observe from the shadows below.....the exif says 9:30 morning though!

    Wonderful shot Rosemary and thanks for sharing

    Best Regards
    Angshu

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: RiomaggiorePentax K7

    Riomaggiore
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4641 W: 88 N: 10543] (51374)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4534] (18286) [2014-07-29 16:45]
    Hi Craig,

    Nope, in my opinion there ain't nowt wrong with postcard pictures just like there's nothing wrong with "chocolate box" pictures either.

    This picture's a smasher with lovely strong but well balanced composition, lovely light, fine vibrant colours and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.

    A Beauty!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Combestone  TorNikonD300s

    Combestone Tor
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 41 N: 1644] (12084)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4534] (18286) [2014-07-29 15:56]
    Hello Les,

    This is a truly beautiful photograph.

    The short grass, the bare rocks and that windswept gnarled old tree all suggest exactly what you say in your excellent note - that this is a wild and exposed place which can be very inhospitable in bad weather or at certain times of year. I can imagine times and situations when it might be quite spooky up here.

    A beautifully composed photograph with gorgeous light and colours, a splendid sky and exquisite details and sharpness. The lone figure standing on that outcrop of rock clinches the composition perfectly. Did you "plant" her there or was her presence simply fortuitous? Or, indeed, serendipitous?

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Streets of Cadiz XVINikon D3100

    Streets of Cadiz XVI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2279 W: 0 N: 5166] (27427)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9796 W: 991 N: 18558] (94392) [2014-07-29 15:50]
    Hola Angel,

    Nice repetition of the palm trees with punchy light contrasts and good graphism & color saturation. A wonderful blue sky that contrasts nicely against the splashes of orange yellow. The people add scale and animate the scene. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Edinburgh CastleCanon EOS 50D

    Edinburgh Castle
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3507 W: 90 N: 5251] (20073)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9796 W: 991 N: 18558] (94392) [2014-07-29 15:44]
    Hello Asa,

    Good catch of the Edinburgh skyline and castle with the fg statue of Allan Ramsay making a superb focal point. Excellent sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Excellent graphism and wonderful greenery in the park. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: The roof

    The roof
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4863 W: 81 N: 12220] (72254)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4534] (18286) [2014-07-29 15:43]
    Hi Malgo,

    As always, you have given us an interesting note. Nothing better than olive oil on bread - far healthier than butter and quite tasty too! You can have butter and jam but I don't think olive oil and jam would taste very good! :o)

    What a wonderful idea to have a canvas "roof" above the street to give shade on very hot days. Something we don't really need in Britain too often. Your photograph is delightful and you have captured this scene beautifully. There's something amazing about the light in this picture - it really makes the people stand out beautifully against the paving and the buildings. Gorgeous light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. And what a wonderful photograph of Wolfgang - very well captured acting as a perch for a butterfly! Your 100th TE member to meet! :o) Fabulous!

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: MgarrCanon EOS 1100D

    Mgarr
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6032 W: 61 N: 17502] (78789)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9796 W: 991 N: 18558] (94392) [2014-07-29 15:40]
    Hello Stephen,

    Amazing repetition of all the boats in the harbor, with effective tight framing yet still with adequate breathing space. The red spires contrast well against the blue sky. Well composed using the rule of thirds with the skyline positioned on the 1/3 axis away from the centre. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A clock

    A clock
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 30 N: 336] (2847)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4534] (18286) [2014-07-29 14:40]
    Hello Jasmine,

    I absolutely love clocks and love playing around with them, taking them apart and trying to fix them! So this one is really interesting for me.

    It took me a little while to work this one out and I had to look at Wikipedia to find this picture because I was wondering how you "read" the time on this clock. Now I understand that the face or dial of the clock is lower down on the marble base! And I presume that the "wire" which the pendulum hits then works an escapement mechanism to regulate the clock. All very clever!

    This is another of your fine "interior" shots which you do so very well despite the usually poor light. And here we not only have a fine image of this remarkable timepiece, but we also see an excellent view of the rest of this room reflected in that huge mirror behind the clock.

    Gorgeous light and colours, fine composition and excellent details and clarity.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The White DoorSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    The White Door
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3876 W: 7 N: 5823] (44431)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9796 W: 991 N: 18558] (94392) [2014-07-29 14:38]
    Hi Brian

    Fantastic colour saturation and contrasts between the orange red and blue with the green ivy at left completing the palette. Looks like the physical Graffiti album cover from Led Zeppelin. Excellent control over perspective. Tfs!

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Blue Tunisia 3Sony DSC HX200v

    Blue Tunisia 3
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6762 W: 117 N: 12656] (71411)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9796 W: 991 N: 18558] (94392) [2014-07-29 14:35]
    Hi Luciano,

    Nice warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow with good repetition of the boats and effective tight framing. The anchor chain emanating from the bottom right corner adds good lead in lines. Good saturation & sharpness. Tfs!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Special light over the fallsPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Special light over the falls
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5618 W: 580 N: 10649] (51473)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9796 W: 991 N: 18558] (94392) [2014-07-29 14:32]
    Hello Ike,

    Punchy light contrasts with nice repetition of the fg patterns of the heart shaped leaves. Nice reflections off the clean clear water. A good exposure on the highlights. Wonderful density levels and the bridge makes a fine focal point. Tfs!

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: RiddarhusetNikon D5100

    Riddarhuset
    rogerl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 185 W: 0 N: 265] (1526)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4534] (18286) [2014-07-29 13:57] [+]
    Hello Roger,

    You have given us a very interesting note here - but tell me, if this place was built in the 1600s, then why does it have 1870 written on the side of this building in Roman numerals? Or perhaps these outbuildings were constructed at a later date than the main Riddarhuset?

    Anyway, this is a delightful photograph taken in lovely light and displaying beautiful soft colours. You have managed to overcome any temptation to oversaturate the colours which, to my mind at least, are perfect. Your exposure is spot-on, the details and sharpness are exquisite and the composition is very pleasing to the eye.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. This picture, like many uploaded at 800 pixels wide, does unfortunately demonstrate the degradation in quality and sharpness which occurs now that TE has decided to "shrink" all pictures to just 790 pixels in width. Have a look at this same picture on "beta" TE here, where it is displayed at full size, and see if you see the difference! We've had discussions (with the administrators too) about this on the forum but no cure has so far come about. The answer would appear to be either to restrict the size of your posted images to no more than 790 pixels in width or else post them considerably larger (say 1200 pixels wide) when they seem to suffer less in the way of degradation when "shrunk".

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: S.B. do Sapucaí nº 8 - BOM JESUS !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    S.B. do Sapucaí nº 8 - BOM JESUS !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8490 W: 56 N: 11128] (60160)



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    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2203 W: 15 N: 2692] (26856) [2014-07-29 13:54]
    Ciao Neyvan
    splendido paesaggio, il taglio verticale amplifica la profondità e la vista è magnifica.
    Ottimo l'effetto di luci e ombre che mettono in risalto l'andamento delle colline.
    Saluti
    Carlo

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: JarlshofSony A77

    Jarlshof
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1395 W: 122 N: 1058] (15866)



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    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2203 W: 15 N: 2692] (26856) [2014-07-29 13:01]
    Ciao Roland
    questi paesaggi attirano sempre la mia attenzione, sono molto diversi dai miei e proprio per questo li ritengo interessanti.
    Questo verde così vivido riesco a vederlo solo un paio di volte all'anno.
    Piacevole composizione e ottima presenza delle persone che rendono più dinamica la scena.
    Saluti
    Carlo

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Chapel of the Castle of BaionaNikon D3100

    Chapel of the Castle of Baiona
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2279 W: 0 N: 5166] (27427)



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    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2203 W: 15 N: 2692] (26856) [2014-07-29 12:58]
    Ciao Angel
    la cappella è piccola, ma è supportata da un grande loggiato.
    Bello il giardino circostante e ben curato, piacevole la scalinata che taglia la foto con la sua diagonale e che porta lo sguardo fino alla piccola chiesa.
    Saluti
    Carlo

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Trinity ChurchPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    Trinity Church
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4706 W: 5 N: 7563] (34911)



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    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6762 W: 117 N: 12656] (71411) [2014-07-29 11:06]
    HI Luis,an excellent capture of this church,the best exposure of the white facade in the sun to show us the best detail of its design,interesting post for this unique architechture,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Pigeon on birch treePentax K-5 II

    Pigeon on birch tree
    petarl Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11 W: 8 N: 84] (667)



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    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6762 W: 117 N: 12656] (71411) [2014-07-29 10:51]
    Hi Petar,a perfect pic for treknature too.A very nice capture of this pigeon,i think caught at the end of the day watching the magic light.Impressive detail and bright colors too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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