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  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Lines of GoldPentax K3

    Lines of Gold
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5097 W: 88 N: 12021] (57432)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 14:05]
    Hello Craig,
    the glow produced by the strong light reflected on the pure white marble must be mesmerizing, especially when you are surrounded by it and can see magnificent architectural features through it. You managed to capture it so effectively for the viewer of your photo as well. The quality of the colours is steady and marvellous all over this scene and you managed to capture the fine decorative details and the reflections too. The person walking along the facade is very well placed. The proportions of your composition are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Waiting for summer

    Waiting for summer
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4706 W: 271 N: 8194] (68096)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 13:56]
    Bonsoir Denis,
    a beautiful summer that makes me think of summer, even though it was taken in winter. It is both simple and spectacular, I like very much the smart way in which you allowed the shape of the tree and the placement of the sun beds dictate your composition. The contrast between light and shadow and the contrast of warm and cold colours is so effective and enjoyable, the light is delicious. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: In the mountains...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    In the mountains...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5259 W: 64 N: 9436] (38202)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 13:48]
    Hello Ana,
    this is a fine street scene/portrait, intriguing and amusing as the lady holding the knife is hiding a subtle and mysterious smile:) She is well tucked in this curious, makeshift setting with clean, vivid and attractive colours. I like the softness and clarity of the shady areas and the interesting lines in the lady's face and hands. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Aperitf HourCanon EOS 1100D

    Aperitf Hour
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6588 W: 63 N: 18871] (85659)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 13:40]
    Hello Stephen,
    I remember that this bank had attracted my interest in two of Paul's photos and I appreciate this close view you are offering us so that we can see what the cafes look like and how people relate to the scenery. This picture looks spontaneous but is also well composed with a strong perspective and with interest distributed wisely all over the frame. The light and colour management is very effective too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: HellnarCanon EOS 1100D

    Hellnar
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 12 N: 327] (1655)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 12:16]
    Bonsoir Jean,
    the natural beauty of the landscapes and coasts of Iceland is marvellous, indeed. In this picture you are presenting a classic, elegant composition that depicts the beauty and fierceness of the scenery in all its might. The light has added fascinating touches, invigorating the scene and vivifying the colours. The suggested movement in the sky, the sea and the landscape (shadows) is superb too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Blackrock CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Blackrock Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2945 W: 18 N: 7177] (25296)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 12:06]
    Hello Noel,
    this must be one of the prides of Cork, an impressive castle that has a remarkably easy access and its architecture makes one think of fairytales. It's great that it is both an important element of the city's heritage and that it has found an interesting and peaceful use in our days. I like this presentation in the low light that has a dim but very agreeable warmth. Details are superb, the colours and the atmosphere serene and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tempietto del Clitunno

    Tempietto del Clitunno
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9912 W: 132 N: 19433] (124653)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:56]
    Ciao Silvio,
    questa immagine e' molto diversa dalla precedente ma anche qui mi piace l' atmosphera, tranquila ma anche misteriosa. Le ombre aggiungono un fascino particolare siccome non e' evidente la loro provenienza e cosi ci mettiamo a indovinarla usando la nostra fantasia. Le tessiture antiche sono molto interessanti, i colori morbidi piacevoli. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e tutto il meglio,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Rocca Albornoziana

    Rocca Albornoziana
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9912 W: 132 N: 19433] (124653)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:50]
    Ciao Silvio,
    il grafismo e l' atmosfera che hai catturatto e messo in evidenza con questa foto sono accattivanti. Mi piace l' effetto dei motivi ripetitivi e la ripetizione del gioco fra luce ed ombra. Bei colori contrastanti. I parti definiti dai colori hanno la stessa buona qualita' ma l' atmosfera che ogniuno esprime e' diversa. Hai messo il tutto in harmonia perfetta. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Sydney Darling HarbourPanasonic Lumix FZ38

    Sydney Darling Harbour
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2663 W: 519 N: 4999] (38441)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:40]
    Ciao Francesco,
    com' e' spettacolare ed affascinante questa veduta di Darling Harbour di notte. Hai catturato il paesaggio urbano meravigliosamente con dettagli chiarissimi e interessanti. Hai aggiunto tesstiture e colori magici, la luce fa' degli effetti superbi. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Between winter and springCanon EOS 60D

    Between winter and spring
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8647 W: 378 N: 8094] (86086)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:34]
    Bonjour Jean,
    a beautiful picture with a great title. It's a wonderful composition with the old cottage caught between the two seasons, it's as if we were literally watching the change of the seasons, like in time lapse videos:) Your composition is elegant, the view clear and interesting, the colours and the atmosphere fresh and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cammino fiorito

    Cammino fiorito
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2794 W: 20 N: 3328] (34490)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:26]
    Ciao Carlo,
    hai fatto benissimo di tornare indietro e catturare questo bellissimo annuncio di primavera per condividerlo con gli amici da tutto il mondo. E' un' immagine splendida con colori freschi e brillanti, dettagli gratificanti ed ottima prospettiva. Hai reso lo sfondo interessante e significativo con la vista parziale della facciata nascosta. L' atmosfera e' irresistibile. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nice le matinNikon D100

    Nice le matin
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5261 W: 0 N: 5075] (62028)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:20]
    Bonjour Serge,
    the view you are offering us is detailed, interesting and agreeable. You balanced all the parts of your composition effectively and the partial view gives us a thorough impression of the quay and the marina. I like the effect of the morning light that's gradually warming up the harbour and its colours. Such a charming place! Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The wooden house in the trees!Nikon D-70

    The wooden house in the trees!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 214 N: 7689] (30783)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:13]
    Hello Bev,
    this structure is stunning, your comprehensive note complements your picture superbly. I like very much the perspective you chose, bringing us close to the wooden house and allowing enough context for an interesting and balanced composition. The details are excellent and the colours look warm and agreeable in this sweet light. I also like how the space around the house is filled with trunks and foliage making this corner look so cozy. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Touffes de vignesNikon D800

    Touffes de vignes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8765 W: 0 N: 14075] (124229)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-30 11:05]
    Bonsoir Nicou,
    a very lovely image of the dormant vineyard, still bare of fresh colours. I like very much the bright purple colour and the way it stands out in a landscape covered in harmonious earth tones. The range of the tones you captured is remarkable and the layers make a pleasing, rhythmical composition that fills the frame. You handled the light very effectively and achieved, I think, exactly what you had planeed with this photo. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ approaching storm ~Nikon D70s

    ~ approaching storm ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4475 W: 141 N: 10295] (44308)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-29 10:07]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    I like very much the colours and textures of this scene, the dynamic and effective way in which you are showing us the impact of the impeding storm on the bank and on the river. You made the most of your elevated vantage point, offering us the scene with great clarity and with all its growing drama. The presence of the person in the little boat is excellent, adding to the suspense. The atmosphere is fascinating! Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely week,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Villa romaine de MassaciuccoliNikon D80

    Villa romaine de Massaciuccoli
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11365 W: 154 N: 19938] (108059)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-29 10:01]
    Bonsoir Cricri,
    the ruins of the ancient villa are very interesting and surely the location is quite pleasant and has a great view. I like very much the hard textures and shadows of your photo, they add to the character of the ancient structure and render our impression of it stronger. You managed the sidelight very effectively and the colours are very nice. Your composition has a solid perspective and is carefully balanced. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces  from Smyrna - VIFuji Finepix S9500

    Faces from Smyrna - VI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5659 W: 492 N: 15761] (86096)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3263 W: 5 N: 6569] (32825) [2015-03-29 9:53]
    Hello dear Mesut,
    a very effective composition to present the musician, his little stall, flutes and tools. There's a great connection of all the interesting elements and focal points along the diagonal and the scene with the musician playing a tune on one of his flutes makes the presentation thorough and agreeable. I also like his expression and the way you rendered the urban colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: The carSony DSC HX200v

    The car
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7432 W: 119 N: 14172] (78445)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1653 W: 0 N: 4130] (20133) [2015-03-29 6:16]
    Hello Luciano,
    This is an interesting and creative way to show us the view of the city. Very good colours and framing - TFS.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces  from Smyrna - IVNikon D 5000

    Faces from Smyrna - IV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5659 W: 492 N: 15761] (86096)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1653 W: 0 N: 4130] (20133) [2015-03-29 6:13]
    Hel Mesut,
    There is an interesting juxtaposition of the three elderly men and the young woman on the phone. The light is lovely catching their faces. Very well taken and presented.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vecchia colonia

    Vecchia colonia
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2794 W: 20 N: 3328] (34490)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1653 W: 0 N: 4130] (20133) [2015-03-29 6:11]
    Hello Carlo,
    This abandoned building makes a great subject for a photo. I like the colours of the old walls and the overgrowth of bushes and trees. I wonder what it is like inside!
    Kind Regards, Ann

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