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  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: purple girlNikon D3200

    purple girl
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 34 N: 2863] (17246) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 857] (6445) [2016-08-22 13:03]
    Would have preferred this anywhere around the frame, centre not working for me, but to catch beautiful girl in hijab without intruding into her physical space is a job well done..you have managed to remain invisible in this one too..

    its all about arranging the elements in the rectangle - sergio larrain.

    :)

    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: walk on downNikon D40

    walk on down
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 34 N: 2863] (17246)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 857] (6445) [2016-08-22 13:01]
    i thought this was the cliched concept of partial desat, and i am so so happy it is not. a similar mood, i love the presence of the man with the his shirt open, probably to beat the heat. this could very well be the scene of an old chinese movie. love the red in there, the communist red, is it ? ;)

    nice to see you bro...

    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: the old revolutionNikon D40

    the old revolution
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 34 N: 2863] (17246) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 857] (6445) [2016-08-22 12:58]
    Hey Benny, well i have just put in 16 hours of work at the bank, and i remember not acknowledging this photo and another of a similar kind few days back, well here i am, absolutetd delighted to see it again, the faces at the opposite corners, with the soft disappearing tones, what a story this is building up to be..

    always happy to see an ol' mate..

    hugs
    sayeed

  • IraqIraq
    Title: Two Brothers (for Klaudio)Nikon D800

    Two Brothers (for Klaudio)
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 857 W: 1 N: 1230] (9233)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 857] (6445) [2016-08-01 3:04]
    A visit to northern iraq in 2014, there has to be purpose and strong faith, an open-mindedness, values and respect, qualities that i see you possess, and i don't know you enough. if you travelled for work or as a personal journey to understand the plight of a nation which has lost so much. to see, believe, connect and photograph, i think the series is a gem. the boys represent the two sides of a country still struggling from the after effects of a "war", decades of persecution. while one is still cynical, skeptical about your presence, chooses to hide his identity, chooses not to open up, i think it speaks more about his mind than his body language. The other is the optimistic one, with a faint smile, unsure but still holding onto faith. is that a rosary between his palms ? he wants to be the child who grows up normally, to ride, to swim and play, have a future, a life worth living.

    this is such an important photo given the context and condition of a country ravaged by decades of war. your gallery chooses to show smiling faces of families and people and landscape. a breath of fresh air. The only time i get to see photos from iraq is through the work of photojournalists and freelance workers. They are addicted to showing hopelessness, loss, despair, the dark side with no future.

    Respect, admiration Kasia.

    sayeed

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Emerald SkyNikon D800

    Emerald Sky
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 857 W: 1 N: 1230] (9233)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 857] (6445) [2016-08-01 2:36]
    This is on my wish list, i don't know when or how, travelling from india to iceland is a big deal with a full time job..your photo is a strong invitation !

    aren't there pink hues too ?


    sayeed

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Lady with a BicycleNikon D800

    Lady with a Bicycle
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 857 W: 1 N: 1230] (9233) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 857] (6445) [2016-08-01 2:34]
    it is simplistic, minimal, beautiful poise of the woman, though i would prefer her to be a part of the bigger scene, maybe a wider shot, place her elsewhere in the frame, maybe entering the frame ? its all about arranging the rectangle, woos..i remember quotes from sergio larrain....

    good week kasia

    sayeed

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Fishermen AcrobaticsNikon D800

    Fishermen Acrobatics
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 857 W: 1 N: 1230] (9233) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 857] (6445) [2016-08-01 2:32]
    Hello Globe trotter, well first of all how come you have not visited india by now ? :)

    you should have a fantastic time here and since photography is your forte i would suggest you travel asap. you will embark on a journey like no other.

    well about these gimmicks that the locals are unto is just to make some extra pocket money, they don't usually expect but the sight to a western tourist could mean some handy cash, i was on one the basket boats in the coconut farms in Hoi An, central vietnam and the fisherman spun the basket around with quite incredible speed, like a top, like one of those theme park rides when you small, right? but it was all cool, he enjoyed it as much as i did. there was no signal, or suggestion that he wanted to be tipped at the end of it. but honestly, some damage is done, and i speak for myself and from what i have observed india. some foreign tourist who aspire to make photos end up paying the locals only for photographs ! to me, its not good taste, if you have to, you could just buy something on their behalf etc. what happens eventually, they expect it from every tourist who would want to make some candid photos too. They get aggressive, see it as a breach of private space or a dent in their business. Photography is not about that really. I think if you could smile and have a small conversation and exchange ideas, money is the last thing on their minds.

    but these little gimmicks make your trip, tips aside. i like the photo and fact that you opted for a fast shutter to make the silhouettes stand out.

    cheers
    sayeed

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Tall Ship Race ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Tall Ship Race I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-07-25 1:06]
    A very capture of a beautiful old vessel my friend, it sits well against the soft background....

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: St Jacobs GhentCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    St Jacobs Ghent
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-07-25 1:05]
    This is a very fine image of the interior of St Jacobs. Wonderful detail and good interest in both the foreground and background. A superb capture John....

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Goudenhandrei XVICannon EOS 5D

    Goudenhandrei XVI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-07-25 1:02]
    I visited Bruges many, many years ago. It's a wonderful city and you have found another perspective to give us pleasure john...

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Middelburg Church IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Middelburg Church II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-07-25 1:01]
    A lovely building John placed nicely in the frame and balanced by the tree on the left....

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: View about Brussels XVCanon 7 D

    View about Brussels XV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-07-25 0:59]
    A lovely view overlooking the gardens with the church in the background and a wonderful moody sky my friend....

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Arentshuis XXIICannon EOS 5D

    Arentshuis XXII
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-06-07 1:00]
    A lovely well kept facade and, living in France, I'm a big fan of shutters on the windows and doors. The horse and carriage adds to the atmosphere my friend...

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Broeltorens IXCanon 7 D

    Broeltorens IX
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-06-07 0:58]
    I love old bridges and the buildings that surround them. This is a very fine image, lovely detail and a great sky. A super shot John....

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Brussels 10Canon 7 D

    Brussels 10
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-06-07 0:56]
    A very fine shot of a lovely area my friend. I don't know what the building is called, but I do know that in the arches there's a very fine restaurant called 'Kwint' and out of view on the right is the Royal Library of Belgium. The glass building is called 'Square', it's the entrance to a conference centre....

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Shopping street VCannon EOS 5D

    Shopping street V
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21422 W: 522 N: 35270] (153792)



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    branley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 832 W: 93 N: 953] (3681) [2016-06-07 0:29]
    A lovely street scene John, much to admire, and the Belfry tower makes a fine backdrop....

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Vagabundos de GranadaCanon EOS5D

    Vagabundos de Granada
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 919 W: 296 N: 2296] (10924) *



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3400 W: 744 N: 8244] (42430) [2016-05-28 0:56]
    beautiful b&w... the castle behind adds drama to the scene... nice one indeed...

    cheers

    krkt

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: happy

    happy
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4427 W: 12 N: 8978] (46364) *



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3400 W: 744 N: 8244] (42430) [2016-05-28 0:49]
    well seen and framed indeed... love it a lot...

    krkt

  • IranIran
    Title: Golden bokehCanon Powershot SX 60 HS

    Golden bokeh
    wetmarbel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 12 N: 31] (211)



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    archimatica Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1062 W: 153 N: 1406] (20638) [2016-05-02 10:22]
    This is a very poetic photo.
    Excellent technique, well done!

  • IranIran
    Title: the  rays of sun

    the rays of sun
    wetmarbel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 12 N: 31] (211)



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    archimatica Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1062 W: 153 N: 1406] (20638) [2016-05-02 10:20]
    Interesting picture obtained using a bottom-up perspective and a good post production. Good job.

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