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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Symmetry with coloursCanon 350 D

    Symmetry with colours
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12816 W: 298 N: 25327] (101784)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-18 10:45]
    Greetings Danos,

    I like the symmetry - with enough asymmetry to give the persian carpet feel. The poster of the women over the left hand door really makes this shot - there is suddenly an interesting human element. Like it, regards, Iain.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Dramatic Mood!Nikon D-300

    A Dramatic Mood!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4528 W: 253 N: 10251] (41799)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-18 9:45]
    Greetings Bev,

    your patience and your circling paid of - this is a stunning and dramatic shot with the sky backing up the modern architecture to great effect. I like it a lot. Iain,

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Playing Pirates

    Playing Pirates
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5641 W: 369 N: 12236] (59430) *



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-18 9:40]
    Greetings Lisa,

    I always enjoy digging deeper in to your portfolio for another of those gorgeous, long-exposures which are very much one of your trademarks. In this case, short enough to give some nice definition on an interestingly cloudy sky, but long enough to smooth out the water. A great shot, thanks, Iain.

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: ColorsCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Colors
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4794 W: 83 N: 8461] (62831)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-18 9:34]
    Greetings Daniel,

    Not just colours, but shapes, textures and some nice flowing lines. This is a great geometric shot in which I am not sure how a vertical line would actually lie - Hundertwasser would love this shot methinks, Iain.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ grab shot ~ NIKON D200

    ~ grab shot ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5824 W: 152 N: 12936] (57168)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-18 9:31]
    Greetings Abmdsudi,

    There is every type of childish mischievousness captured in this shot - a fantastic piece of street photography with really impressive management of the DoF. Great work, Iain.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vertical ForestSony DSC HX200v

    Vertical Forest
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9680 W: 123 N: 17931] (95888)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-18 9:28]
    Greetings Luciano,

    In itself this is quite an unusual and spectacular sight with quite so much greenery on the balconies. You also have an interesting PoV with the slash of blue sky separating the two buildings. Nice shot, thanks, Iain

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Edinburgh CastleCanon Powershot A720 IS

    Edinburgh Castle
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6966 W: 53 N: 11605] (42094)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-18 9:24]
    Greetings Lars,

    Lovely shot of this iconic building (quite close to my birthplace). The light is very nicely managed to bring out the deep colours of the stonework. You got rather lucky with the blue sky from what I can remember of Scottish weather. regards, Iain.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Lonely Tree of Kiltale IICanon EOS 60D

    The Lonely Tree of Kiltale II
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4047 W: 25 N: 9075] (33054)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:55]
    Greetings Noel,

    In this case, familiarity has built the ability to recognise when an everyday sight is particularly beautiful - it is a rare skill to look beyond the quotidian and capture such a stunning shot. Another of your works that would probably look amazing enlarged to a few metres of length on the longest side. Nice work, Iain.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Bodrum Castle

    Bodrum Castle
    halikarnas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 627 W: 0 N: 484] (7844)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:48]
    Greetings Ataman,

    Fascinating, complicated, backlit skies seem to be a feature of your portfolio and give an individual stamp to your work. I had thought this shot was a black-and-white - but the subtle colours and the blue sash in the sky work even better. Nice work, Iain.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Lonely ManPentax K3

    The Lonely Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6340 W: 88 N: 15252] (71053) *



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:42]
    Greetings Craig,

    A great shot with the double silhouette and absolutely 'made' by the presence of the human figure. The pastel sky in the background works well as a muted counterpoint to the darkness of the foreground images. A really nice shot, thanks, Iain.

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: The Blue Tower

    The Blue Tower
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3464 W: 53 N: 4427] (27739)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:36]
    Greetings Sergio,

    I like the 'monochromatic' effect of restricting the palette to blue and white. Nice management of the colours and an impressive PoV giving a strong effect. Regards, Iain

  • ParaguayParaguay
    Title: Canon Powershot A640

    Jesús de Tavarangüé
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2675 W: 39 N: 3892] (16465)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:29]
    Greetings Alexandre,

    My own photos of this location are from back in the days when I was using slide film - so it is nice to see some postings from the Paraguayan Missions. Interesting light and a good PoV. Regards, Iain.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: kuzuyaylada sonbaharNikon D810

    kuzuyaylada sonbahar
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 32 N: 64] (4050)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:24]
    Greetings Recep,

    This is a very nice use of misty conditions to get a very interesting composition. Stunning colours on the tree which form a frame-within-a-frame. Good depth of field which reveals just a hint of the misty background. Nice work, Iain.

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Various activities

    Various activities
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5659 W: 377 N: 11601] (57367)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:21]
    Greetings Gert,

    A great piece of street photography, and very much out-of-the-ordinary. Three openings, not very evenly spaced, three concrete bollards - not totally symmetrical, two men facing away from each other. It all works rather well - nice work. Iain.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Ermita de Santa Ana

    Ermita de Santa Ana
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5512 W: 277 N: 10074] (81076)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-17 10:15]
    Greetings Denis,

    A simple and very effective composition - nicely set up in thirds - three predominant colours (blue, green, white); three main sections - sky, greenery and building; nice use of triangles. A very effective work, thanks, Iain.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Colours of Brick LaneCanon EOS 5D

    Colours of Brick Lane
    Nina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 282 N: 114] (5003)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-16 9:35]
    Greetings Nina,

    Two great pieces of street photography for the price of one. A nice idea, well executed - with both left and right standing as excellent portraits in their own right, but when combined producing something quite special. Nice work, Iain.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Bodrum Limani

    Bodrum Limani
    halikarnas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 627 W: 0 N: 484] (7844)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-16 9:24]
    Greetings Ataman,

    You have some wonderful, backlit works in your portfolio and this is one of my favourites. You have an unusual, reflection in the wet stones in the foreground, and the management of the depth of field works well to help abstract the background somewhat. Nice work, Iain.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: St. Mary's LighthouseNikon D-300

    St. Mary's Lighthouse
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4528 W: 253 N: 10251] (41799)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-16 8:40]
    Greetings Bev,

    A grey sky indeed, but just enough detail to add interest to this shot - good PoV, nice composition and a very nice cluster of buildings around the lighthouse. Good work, Iain.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: NYC: "They Were All Yellow"Nikon Coolpix S9300

    NYC: "They Were All Yellow"
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6966 W: 53 N: 11605] (42094)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-16 8:26]
    Greetings Lars,

    As you suggest in your note, even for those who have never been there, the yellow taxis are iconic New York images. You have a great interpretation here, with your personal stamp in it. A nice, tight crop and the inclusion of three cars for a bit of translational-symmetry works very well. Nice work, thanks, Iain.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Nothing special with mermaid

    Nothing special with mermaid
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7956 W: 103 N: 20163] (104210)



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    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 671] (3214) [2017-01-16 8:19]
    Greetings malgo,

    I like the graffitti and painting, but what makes this shot for me is the contrast of two-dimensionality of the central piece of your subject matter, with the obvious three-dimensionality of the arched corridor leading away and the alleyway in the left of the frame. Very nice work, thanks, Iain.

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