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  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Back Streets of LofotenPentax K3

    Back Streets of Lofoten
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5368 W: 88 N: 12769] (60596)



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    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9351 W: 58 N: 12753] (69508) [2015-07-31 14:37]
    Hi Craig!
    Magnificent picture of those wonderful Lofoten details!
    Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
    TFS - congrats,
    Cheers,
    Neyvan

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Biotope de la Tour LombardeNikon D800

    Biotope de la Tour Lombarde
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9226 W: 0 N: 14224] (128896)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 14:16]
    Bonjour Nicou,
    I love this picture, it's original, playful and artistic and engages eyes and thought with its dual character, abstract and natural. There's also a delightful play of perspective, superb textures and attractive, unusual colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Wine moodNikon D60

    Wine mood
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4086 W: 83 N: 6678] (52233)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 14:07]
    Hello Daniel,
    this is a very lovely picture, a simple composition enriched so much by the play of shadows, the power of the light and the colours. The rustic elements are well arranged, they match the nostalgic, summer atmosphere wonderfully. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: 297Nikon D-300

    297
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5594 W: 0 N: 5442] (66255)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033) [2015-07-31 13:52]
    Bonsoir Serge,

    What a pretty house!
    The owner definitely likes flowers and is successful with them! I could just imagine sitting on that rocking chair on the veranda, watching the world go by!!
    It's a very well composed photograph, with a fine lead and a multitude of bright colours!

    Have a great w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fallen #2Panasonic Lumix TZ30

    Fallen #2
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 437] (2242)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4009 W: 321 N: 8788] (44458) [2015-07-31 13:47]
    Hello Jean,
    This is a fascinating sculpture, especially when placed in an environment like this. Although the woman is standing some distance away she still helps us to get an idea of the dimensions of the sculpture.
    I had no idea of this work but your note made me curious. Indeed the sculptor was from Poland and he made a lot of equally fascinating works. His name was Igor Mitoraj:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Mitoraj
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Gressoney

    Gressoney
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10240 W: 132 N: 20326] (129332)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033) [2015-07-31 13:47]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    This is such a beautiful scene and what contrasts you have been able to capture in this one shot!
    You were right to choose the vertical format for there is such strength in the many vertical features, from the tall rosebay willow herb, via the imposing bell tower, to the snowy heights of the mountains. (It is amazing that snow still exists in the summertime. I suppose it is a testament to the height of those mountains!)
    The f/g clarity contrasts with the slight haziness of the b/g and emphasises the sense of depth.

    I like this very much.

    Have a great w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Liptovsky Mikulas

    Liptovsky Mikulas
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1093 W: 1 N: 1757] (11172)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 13:41]
    Hello Piotr,
    you don't clarify in your note if the stork is real or not, but it's a very attractive element in your composition, it adds a special charm to this picturesque, rustic setting. I like how the colourful shapes structure this view and how the colours enhance mildly the brightness of the gloomy day. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Glittering city lightsCanon EOS 60D

    Glittering city lights
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7060 W: 593 N: 13176] (62111)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033) [2015-07-31 13:38]
    Hello Ike,

    The photograph makes a perfect ending, in conjunction with your other photographs, as it shows the light slowly fading and the artificial lights becoming gradually brighter. It is almost like time-lapse photography. It does bring the city to life in a completely different way.

    I thought that you would have needed a slower shutter speed and a tripod. Did you rest the camera on something very stable? The sharpness is very good!

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: São Jorge Castle

    São Jorge Castle
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2329 W: 0 N: 1288] (8432)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 13:31]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    I like this close look to a an interesting architectural arrangement, a great combination of shapes and perspectives, fascinating textures. Despite the strong contrast between light and shadow, you retained superb quality on the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Red KitesCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Red Kites
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 397 N: 5375] (21766)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033) [2015-07-31 13:30]
    Hello John,

    Taking photographs of birds in flight is extremely difficult and, I'm sure, capturing two, like this, is more than doubly difficult!
    I'm surprised that you have not posted this earlier!

    Your crop gives the impression that the birds are engaged in a sort of aerial dance, as they touch wings before swooping back towards the ground.
    The sky is grey, testifying to the conditions that you describe, but that in no way reduces the quality of the capture of the birds, which are colourful and elegant, it just creates a neutral backcloth.

    Have a good w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Semplice riflesso

    Semplice riflesso
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3062 W: 22 N: 3599] (38024)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 13:23]
    Ciao Carlo,
    buona idea, la semplicita' e' intrigante e richiede la partecipazione dello spettatore per completare ed interpretare l' immagine. Mi piace molto il grande spazio che hai lasciato al blu, includendo solo la meta' del albero. Il grafismo delle forme, dei tanti piccoli quadri, e' giocoso e piacevole, i colori che definiscono i pocchi componenti sono meravigliosi. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Roseaux et poissonsNikon D800

    Roseaux et poissons
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9226 W: 0 N: 14224] (128896)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033) [2015-07-31 13:21]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    You are so alert to the changes in the seasons and the possibilities of different aspects. This is a lovely shot and what makes it so special is that it is impossible to differentiate the reeds from their reflections. That gives the photograph a very 3D impression.
    Well seen and well photographed.

    Have a great w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Back Streets of LofotenPentax K3

    Back Streets of Lofoten
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5368 W: 88 N: 12769] (60596)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033) [2015-07-31 13:16]
    Hello Craig,

    The dark rivulet makes a really interesting, tortuous lead into the scene where I noticed the each house has its own b/g mountain!
    As you say, the weather was glorious and that comes over in the shot. The grassland is lit up, with an unusual patchwork of snow pockets. The light and shadows show up extremely well on the mountains, helping to define the ridges and gullies.

    Have a great w/e,
    Bev :-)
    I found it so interesting seeing Malgo's photograph from exactly the same spot as your last post! It did reveal the changes in the different seasons quite markedly.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Roseaux et poissonsNikon D800

    Roseaux et poissons
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9226 W: 0 N: 14224] (128896)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4009 W: 321 N: 8788] (44458) [2015-07-31 13:15]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A brilliantly simple and attractive composition of green reeds, reflections and red fish. It's tasteful and elegant with perfectly matching colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Wine Capital of BrazilCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Wine Capital of Brazil
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 39 N: 2758] (11352)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 13:14]
    Hello Alexandre,
    this setting is original and attractive, the entrance makes it so. You made the entrance look so graphic and intriguing, captured a fine play of light and shadow on it and placed it in a way that the whole scenery looks elegant. I think that this view is much favoured by the colours that define different areas. You captured colours and movement superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • CubaCuba
    Title: How to save a PesoSony DSC HX200v

    How to save a Peso
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7769 W: 119 N: 14873] (81666)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033) [2015-07-31 13:06]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    Never mind saving a peso, I just love the situation! It looks as if the characters are living out on the street, or they are getting themselves comfortable to watch a parade! I just couldn't imagine seeing a situation like this in the U.K., well not in recent times!!
    A great viewpoint enables us to get a very good overview, to appreciate the composition, the textures and, most of all, the characters.

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fountain Square Mamelón IIISony Cybershot DSC W170

    Fountain Square Mamelón III
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 0 N: 6663] (35123)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 13:05]
    Hola Angel,
    this is an interesting urban scenery, it combines classic and modern features. You've arranged the lines and the architectural elements of this part of the city superbly, the greenery complements the scenery in a pleasing way. Fine, bright pastel colours make a very agreeable impression. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Glittering city lightsCanon EOS 60D

    Glittering city lights
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7060 W: 593 N: 13176] (62111)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852) [2015-07-31 12:56]
    Hello Ike,
    the well known cityscape got darker, it's still interesting and the mild glow of the lights at its centre has given it a suggestive atmosphere. You achieved remarkable depth and sharpness, the bright spots make an intriguing network, indicating human activity. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The old bridge of NajacPentax K10D

    The old bridge of Najac
    chrisnet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2913 W: 110 N: 5548] (21872)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4009 W: 321 N: 8788] (44458) [2015-07-31 12:46]
    Hello Christian,
    What a lovely old bridge with plants growing out from between the stones. Almost as good as the bridge itself is the green kayak with two passengers inside the oval created by one of the vaults and its reflection. A person stepping ashore in the shade creates some interest in the nearest area too. The photo has a very nice atmosphere of a lazy day in summer.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Black Sea Beauties - IVNikon D 5000

    Black Sea Beauties - IV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5764 W: 492 N: 16189] (88504)



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    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7769 W: 119 N: 14873] (81666) [2015-07-31 12:44]
    Hi Mesut,i'm not sure about the perfect conditions of this bridge but i believe in your words...ehehe..the pic is beautiful,a very old piece of history in a magnificent natural scenery,great idea this imposing persective and great quality too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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