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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: FishermonkSony HX200v

    Fishermonk
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 169 W: 89 N: 240] (2430)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 14:57] [+]
    Hi Aleksandar,

    This photo is simple, and nothing comes in between the man and the sea.

    It is straightforward. It is not sophisticated or complex.

    I would never have done this image.

    But I can really appreciate your own approach, and the feeling conveyed by such a candid depiction, as it forces the viewer to pay attention to this gentleman and coming up with an interpretation of what's going on. Not having read your note, I would have thought he was absorbed in a prayer, a meditating moment or a contemplative serenity.

    This image is simple, distant, not intrusive, but it catches the attention and communicate some kind of spirituality, even if he is busy fishing.

    A photo with lots of merit, probably because it leaves place for interpretation, for the contrast between the humble man facing an endless sea and the impression of remoteness and detachment.

    Cheers!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Montolieu, the village ...Canon EOS 1100D

    Montolieu, the village ...
    Giustiniani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 169 W: 8 N: 345] (2789)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 14:40]
    Salut Magaly,

    Hallucinant village aux allures médiévales, dont le paysage semble lui servir d'écrin.

    Belle lumière, couleurs saturées mais sans débordement, un ciel dramatique à souhait, c'est du tout beau. Je trouve la composition efficace, avec un bon ratio village/paysage/ciel.

    Travail admirable.

    André

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Glowing lineCanon 7D

    Glowing line
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3299 W: 54 N: 3834] (24144)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 14:33]
    Hi Kari,

    I guess that I will have to join our colleagues perception and reveal without surprises that I also thought that your thumbnail was presenting a volcano. Now, I can appreciate the optical illusion and realize that it is a light show.

    Quite interesting conditions here, with the top of the mountain fully covered in a dense cloud/fog, while the middle shines under different conditions, like if their was two different micro-climates, layer wise.

    Unusual presentation, captured at the right moment - these phenomenon don't last forever, at least not with that intensity.

    Cheers!

    André

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: things to do when the sun doesn't shineNikon D300s

    things to do when the sun doesn't shine
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 121 N: 1752] (13918)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 14:25]
    Ciao Cristina,

    I like your note, it made me laugh.

    As much as I am passionate about photography, my camera remains in my bag most of the time under such conditions, even while being in iconic places.... I just feel depressed and uninspired, knowing that my shots will not convey any special appeal, as without light, there is no photography.

    But you know what, I think that in some circumstances, the subject might suit the crappy weather, like this one you've nailed down. Look, the sky refuses to cooperate in any possible way, but this particular landscape do match the rainy and sad conditions, almost gaining a dramatic aura - like in a Ingmar Bergman movie... The Seventh Seal...

    despite any favorable conditions, you have achieved good contrasts, a wide grayscale range, and an interesting transparency on the shallow water that might have not been possible, should the light would have been different.

    Not a fan of black and white, but this shot has a vintage look that I can't explain, not coming from the subject itself, but from the finish, the impression.

    Quirky title.

    Cheers!

    André

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto tramNikon D60

    Porto tram
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3788 W: 83 N: 5694] (46356)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 14:02]
    Salut Daniel,

    Wow! for the colours, I just love these rich earthy tones and their combination with the crisp blue sky. Wow! for the nice and cool curvy perspective created by the rails, really well done. And the main subject is a classy one - I just love old trams - but it is the context in which you have captured it that make it so attractive.

    Overall, an eye-catching piece of work. Well done!

    André

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: For Lisa - A Funny Pizza StoryPentax K7

    For Lisa - A Funny Pizza Story
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4711 W: 88 N: 10764] (52232)



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    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 213 N: 1530] (6483) [2014-08-26 13:17]
    Ciao Craig!
    I don't know about Naples, but I can certainly tell you where to find the best pizza and Italian food in Brooklyn. :-) They also use a wood-burning oven, and, when I leave after a great meal, I smell like I'VE been in the oven, too! I like that the oven in this photo, and the wall, are very artistic. That certainly looks like a yummy pizza, and I can imagine the aroma. Nice daily life shot, and another entertaining note to go with it. :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: For Lisa - A Funny Pizza StoryPentax K7

    For Lisa - A Funny Pizza Story
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4711 W: 88 N: 10764] (52232)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 9:28]
    Hi Craig,

    I think that all Italians have the same hot blooded temper, very dramatic in their reactions, whether they live in Montreal, San Francisco, Australia or their mother land. The kind of reaction that happened to you happens to me all the time, as these guys are all actors, reacting like an opera performer, just for the show. Short fused, expressive and always friendly nevertheless.

    I once had a zuppa di pesce at Luna in New York, asking for more bread in the middle of my meal to the server, only to be replied: "You had enough!!". Twenty seconds later, a basket full of bread was dropped on the table... I like Italians.

    The kitschy tiles mixed with slabs of marble scream Napoli, and the oven have a charm of its own. I like that you have captured the proud man in action, posing for the delighted tourists (that we all are...), and the masterpiece coming out of the flames. Now everyone looking at your shot will want to have a pizza for dinner, but nothing can come close to the real thing...

    Well done!

    André

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Hohenschwangau CastleCanon 400 D

    Hohenschwangau Castle
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6365 W: 241 N: 10963] (73330)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 9:11]
    Bonjour Jean-Jacques,

    Un château qui a l'apparence d'un jeu Lego (style néolegothique).

    Une vue un peu trop centrée (on en fait tous, parfois volontairement), sans doute dans le but de présenter l'ensemble des remparts. Peut-être aussi que le format panoramique amplifie l'impression pour le château d'être placé au beau milieu de la composition, seul élément imposant de par sa hauteur dans un cadre bien horizontal.

    Ciel parsemé d'un linceul vaporeux qui évite une masse trop imposante de bleu.

    Bonne soirée!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Swooshing By The PoolPentax K5

    Swooshing By The Pool
    Bartleby Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1556 W: 182 N: 1544] (13526)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 8:49] [+]
    Salut Phil,

    Je vois celle-ci et je m'aperçois que j'en ai manqué quelques-unes entre temps... J'y reviendrai.

    Assez impressionnant comme effet, parce que peu exploité et très dramatique. Quand on voit l'application de ce filtre, c'est surtout pour les landscapes, mais ça en jète tout autant (sinon plus) dans ce contexte urbain/désolation.

    Pertinent et bien utilisé.

    J'aime la réflexion sur la surface de l'eau, qui étant aussi floue que le ciel, donne une impression d'hyper netteté sur le tremplin et les autres éléments statiques.

    Mais bro, yo, what's going on with your horizon... You can't mess around with water level man, you will create a worldwide tsunami!!!

    À bientôt l'ami!

    André

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: be beautiful

    be beautiful
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4245 W: 108 N: 3230] (30318)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6228] (31434) [2014-08-26 6:21]
    Hi Wolfgang,

    We all find captivating roadside barbers in India, the small hole in the wall for men's grooming in Turkey, or the vintage barbershops in Italy, but we don't pay attention to the hair salons in our western world (and everything else to which the word exoticism isn't applicable).

    But your photo surely made my eyebrows going upwards, realising that their is beauty and interest in most commonplaces.

    About two months ago, Jason Cowling (jcpix) was showcasing a photo taken in a supermarket, at the level of the shopping cart, offering a fresh perspective on probably the most mundane location. I have a similar impression looking at your image, feeling like an observer, rather than an actor when visiting one of these places. It's a storytelling shot, like a microcosm enclosing a sample of society in general, most of them busy with their phones, looking happy in their own bubble.

    The place in itself is quite interesting, looking industrial; small but efficient, with free Wi-Fi...

    Cheers!

    André

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Seven years!!

    Seven years!!
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4962 W: 81 N: 12490] (73379)



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    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 213 N: 1530] (6483) [2014-08-25 11:14]
    Hello Malgo,
    Congratulations on seven years! I always enjoy the architecture in Polish towns, and this red building in the center is a beauty. The windows and the details near the clock are lovely. With all of the people and pigeons, it's a colorful and lively daily life scene. Here's to many more years on TE! :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - Place de la ConcordeCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Paris - Place de la Concorde
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2146 W: 76 N: 938] (30525)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:26]
    Hi Jean-Claude,
    Excellent capture of the amazing Place de la Concorde! You have been able to present it during a beautiful sunny day so all details were executed so perfectly. Brilliant composition! Very well done!

    Have a nice day!
    Gosia

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: OportoNikon D60

    Oporto
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3788 W: 83 N: 5694] (46356)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:21]
    Hi Daniel,
    Wow! What a spectacular view this! This modern bridge looks so fantastic from your selected high POV with these special pastel tonality and lights! Simply brilliant image. Very well executed. Love it!

    Have a nice day!
    Gosia

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Valle Aurina (Ahrntal)Canon 60D

    Valle Aurina (Ahrntal)
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 531 W: 0 N: 1143] (7330)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:14]
    Hi Francesco,
    This place looks really amazing! I'm sure that walking here is a great pleasure due to the spectacular views on the green hills and mountains. Beautifully composed and smartly executed. TFS!

    Have a nice day!
    Gosia

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bleu Lavande

    Bleu Lavande
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 0 N: 1797] (13397)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:12]
    Hello Gigi,
    What a charming landscape post due to the perfectly executed light and color management! Love it! Beautifully seen and composed one. TFS.

    Have a nice day!
    Gosia

  • IranIran
    Title: Ali Qapu

    Ali Qapu
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 29 N: 39] (3211)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:10]
    Hi,
    First of all -- congrats to your fantastic gallery! I found here many eye-catching and smartly taken images.
    This one is truly unique due to the special lighting which made the scene so perfectly! Very good presentation.

    Have a nice day!
    Gosia

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Olympic Children in AthensPentax K7

    Olympic Children in Athens
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4711 W: 88 N: 10764] (52232)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:06]
    Hi Craig,
    Excellent presentation of this amazing architecture of Athens! The perfectly executed symmetry was a brilliant concept for this composition. Depth and perspective made the view so attractive and wonderful. Very well done!

    Have a nice day!
    Gosia

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Quintessential Dutch SunriseNikon D800

    Quintessential Dutch Sunrise
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 434 W: 1 N: 403] (4948)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:02]
    Witaj Kasiu,
    Cudny widok! Doskonale wybrałaś moment oraz punkt widzenia, aby złapać tę uroczą scenę. Brawo! Jestem pod wrażeniem jej piękna!

    Miłego dnia!
    Gosia

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: High lifePentax K10 D

    High life
    Curious_Eye Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 54] (998)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 2:00]
    Witaj Iza,
    Fantastycznie wypatrzony oraz zrealizowany detal. Układ diagonalny w tej kompozycji gra świetnie. Bardzo mi się podoba:)

    Miłego dnia!
    Gosia

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: The mosque caretakerSony DSC HX200v

    The mosque caretaker
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6862 W: 117 N: 12861] (72425)



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    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 23 N: 4279] (32381) [2014-08-24 1:56]
    Hi Luciano,
    What a superb capture this taken with a great sense of the moment and depth! It looks exotic and so attractive in my opinion. Very well seen and taken work.

    Have a nice day!
    Gosia

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