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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: CACTUS & TAURUS (turkish files #45)

    CACTUS & TAURUS (turkish files #45)
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3092 W: 68 N: 4493] (38838)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 6:03]
    Hi Serghei
    I guess when I think of Cacti I don't really think of Turkey! I tend to think of the American Desert, or similar like places.

    I like how you placed the catci on the far right, leaving the landscape to be viewed in the remaining portions of the frame.

    I wouldn't want to get lost in this terrain! Yikes!
    awesome collection of greens and plantlife.

    see you around
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fishermen in the Vieux PortNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Fishermen in the Vieux Port
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4815 W: 5 N: 7868] (36297)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 6:00]
    Hi Luis
    perhaps its best that their backs are turned against you, maybe they wouldn't have been happy being photographed.

    the man on the left with the colorful top and bright yellow pants certainly stands out the most.

    as you say, its the perfect morning light.
    couldn't have asked for anything better.
    cheers
    craig

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Belle laideurNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Belle laideur
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 0 N: 4571] (56597)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5337 W: 494 N: 15039] (81392) [2014-10-24 5:19]
    Hello Serge,
    Very nice capture of this quite dramatic scenery.
    Perfect light management.
    TFS and have a nice weekend
    MESUT ILGIM

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Pink Palace

    Pink Palace
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5337 W: 494 N: 15039] (81392) [2014-10-24 3:23]
    Hello dear Gert,
    Another topclass scan in your gallery.
    Again perfect layout and many interesting notes.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Into The Red

    Into The Red
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1700 W: 2 N: 3357] (12574)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:55]
    Hi Jason
    welcome to the twilight zone!
    where when you walk you walk into new dimensions of color!

    now, if you had a secondary photo that PROVES the woman's shirt was Blue seconds before...then you'd be onto something special! haha

    this is actually a pretty cool shot.
    love the 4 large windows spread evenly, love the stark contrasts of the horizontal brown wood on the left vs the bright red vertically stacked wood on the right.

    most people would not see much potential in this scene, but you got it.

    and as for the #46...well, anytime you can include a large number sign like that you go for it.

    its a cool crop, well spotted.

    see ya around
    craig

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Croix de CoeurNikon D800

    Croix de Coeur
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8136 W: 0 N: 13948] (118150)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:49]
    Hi Nicolas
    oh, its so important to have that streak of golds and yellows to break up the whites and blues.

    it really does make it a striking image that way.
    I also like the descending downward line too.

    excellent landscape/nature shot
    cheers
    craig

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Lido di CamaioreNikon D80

    Lido di Camaiore
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10868 W: 167 N: 19023] (103101)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:48]
    Hi Christiane
    this is one of those photos where everything is layered horizontally, and its streaking across the screen on a bit of a diagonal too.

    its easy to make out the horizontal layers of lines.

    and having the people spread out a bit makes our eyes dart from left to right.

    a fun family oriented scene.
    cheers
    craig

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Ribarski camac na Moravi ...Nikon D300

    Ribarski camac na Moravi ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6247 W: 1727 N: 10990] (49662)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:46] [+]
    Hi Pavle
    i'm surprised you can catch such a variety of fish in this river! that's quite alot.

    for some reason this river reminds me of scenes from Florida and its everglades.

    the blue wooden boat gives a splash of color to break up the greens and browns. i like it alot, nice post

    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Ice Cream VanCanon EOS 1100D

    The Ice Cream Van
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6159 W: 61 N: 17916] (80689)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:44]
    Hi Stephen
    so you're continuing on with this red color theme as well? haha

    you've gotta love the stars on the truck from the light, thats always a bonus.

    now you're making me hungry for Ice Cream :)

    nice to see the red ship in the bg again too.
    cheers
    craig

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Vodka? Niet!! Coca-Cola!

    Vodka? Niet!! Coca-Cola!
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:09]
    Hi Malgo
    very fun and cool post from Russia!
    quite different from the usual posts, and thats always a good thing :)

    interesting to see the Anti-American posters too.
    its a photo that i'm taking lots of time to investigate each poster.

    excellent post
    cheers
    craig

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Landmannalaugar's colorsCanon EOS 70D

    Landmannalaugar's colors
    HimalAnda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 887 W: 7 N: 941] (8921)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:03]
    Hi Stephane
    anothe wow shot from you in Iceland.
    how could anyone not fall in love witha place like this!

    if not for the snow we'd think you're on some distant planet or something.

    amazing scene!
    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: New London GothicSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    New London Gothic
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4013 W: 7 N: 6152] (46517)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 2:02]
    Hey Brian
    Oh yeah...this is one of your best!

    for some strange reason this subject looks like the side of a ship or a tanker or something...looks so freaking cool!

    love the hdr effect on the wave patterns, shows off the details so well!

    an easy winner in my books
    cheers
    craig

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Biblioteca

    Biblioteca
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2408 W: 18 N: 2944] (29453)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 1:41]
    Hi Carlo
    haha...even though this is only 1 small portion of a building, i know exactly where this photo is taken from!

    a smart looking architecture shot with strong verticals and horizontal lines.
    strong green presence with the autumn colors thrown in too.

    nice shot
    cheers
    craig

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Where the wall speaks...

    Where the wall speaks...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 213 N: 1581] (6651)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 1:39]
    Hi Brenda
    a great historic lesson about NYC and Queens, very cool indeed.

    Too bad the location is being changed into condos, i think nyc has enough of those haha

    and i would never have thought this was actually 1 wall, it doesn't look that way at all.

    glad you photographed this and showed it to us today, another nyc 'find'

    PS
    thanks for your sentiments to Canada, much appreciated
    :)

    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Modern GlasgowNikon D-300

    Modern Glasgow
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 204 N: 6900] (27585)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 1:34]
    Hi Bev
    yes, we certainly miss Juan's photo's don't we! I know I do.

    you show us a keen eye to highlight these parts of the building.
    the black and silver mix well with the blue sky.
    but its the light which makes the photo stand out the most...for example, the light on the inside areas of the structure illuminating the black areas - they're fantastic.

    really nice shot
    cheers
    craig

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: It's a Man's Man's Man's World

    It's a Man's Man's Man's World
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-24 1:30] [+]
    Hi Gert
    I have to agree with Jason on this one...my first impressions were of the Old Wild West as well...perhaphs its the 'north american' in us :)

    and as usual for me, the first thing than attracts my attention is the building on the right. very plain and simple for sure, help up by what seems to be very skinny posts, and if you look carefully the windows are totally off center to eachother...not the best craftsmanship! but it makes due i suppose.

    fine title for this scene, suits it perfectly indeed.
    just curious...what would the temperature be like here in May, thats when you took the photo.
    looks quite dry and arrid of a climate.

    great shot once again, lots to investigate
    cheers
    craig

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Les cigales de merLumix Digital Camera

    Les cigales de mer
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4446 W: 63 N: 9107] (52487)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-23 23:50]
    Hi Nicole
    I have to be 100% honest...i really dislike seafood,
    and especially shell fish or anything that crawls like lobster or crabs
    yuck!!!

    I guess its just a personal choice, but i tend to stay far away!

    as for the photo, i'll give you props for showing us something totally unique and not so 'pretty', its unusual to say the least haha

    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Mersey Bar Light VesselCanon EOS 1100D

    Mersey Bar Light Vessel
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6159 W: 61 N: 17916] (80689)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-23 23:45]
    Hi Stephen
    Liverpool seems to becoming more and more popular as a photography destination.

    there are an increasing # of posts from Liverpool in the last couple of years.

    for obvious reasons, the red ship stands out the loudest.

    but I still revert back to modern architecture, and that building on the left is calling my name.

    an interesting mixture of subjects indeed.
    fine post
    cheers
    craig

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Giethoorn1CANON EOS 600D

    Giethoorn1
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5322 W: 95 N: 8462] (45858)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-23 23:41]
    Hi Gerrit
    just goes to show how much I have to learn about this world of ours...you say Giethoorn is the best place in Holland for photographers, and i have NEVER even heard of such a city.

    guess i'll have to 'put it on the map'

    and why can't I live in a house like that! haha
    now thats an awesome roof!

    and I think its'even for sale too, there's a for sale sign..how much? haha
    excellent subject to post, very unique in its styling.
    love the greens
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: LaundriesPanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Laundries
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10880 W: 884 N: 20251] (84048)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070) [2014-10-23 23:38]
    Hi Philippe
    I can honestly say that i've never seen an outdoor wash area like this before!

    I guess we learn something new everyday don't we :)
    unusual post from France, but that just makes it that much better.

    nice post
    cheers
    craig

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