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  • LithuaniaLithuania
    Title: Soft construction & CubismNikon D7000

    Soft construction & Cubism
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 411 W: 2 N: 863] (5618)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 14:01]
    Hello Boa,
    this is a brilliant composition, the scene composed itself in a very playful, surrealistic way, you realized its potential and captured it in an admirable way. There's very fine sharpness and a wonderful play of light, shadow and colours. Impossible not to smile and play with the interaction of the various elements. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The MermaidOlympus E M5

    The Mermaid
    cagla Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 442 W: 6 N: 534] (3932)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 13:55]
    Hello Cagla,
    many sailors who happened to visit Leros during their trips decided to buy houses and stay there, this story sounds familiar and I know what it is to have a beloved hometown that you chose yourself. I like very much how you are presenting the symbolic sculpture of the mermaid in the characteristic sunshine and colours of this region. A very lovely coast and a wonderful inclusion of some vessels in the background. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: d'un bon pasSony A77

    d'un bon pas
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 122 N: 1110] (16250)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 13:46]
    Bonsoir Roland,
    I like very much the way you captured the man striding across your tight frame. You gave him an attractive, colourful setting to walk through, with intriguing details that are combined in a mysterious way. His presence invigorates the still setting and adds meaning. A fine urban scene, congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Sur la 132Nikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Sur la 132
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4707 W: 0 N: 4380] (54377)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 10:16]
    Bonjour Serge,
    the long route 132 must take you to places that look new, different and fascinating, even if the sense of isolation is overwhelming -this is must be one of the reasons that make this place look so unique. I love your composition, the long perspective and the compelling stop to look back at the little boy. There's exquisite sense of depth, fine details and an attractive palette of sweet, moody colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Petit cielNikon D800

    Petit ciel
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7944 W: 0 N: 13894] (116170)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 10:06]
    Bonjour Nicou,
    this is a beautiful, dramatic and suggestive scene, it's stunning how well it works both as a description of a natural phenomenon and as an abstract image. I like very much the distinct layers of interest and the wildly romantic colours. There's mystery and intensity, an effective sense of movement too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: To Hot To WorkCanon EOS 450D

    To Hot To Work
    arnie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 60] (1707)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 9:58]
    Hello Arnie,
    it's funny how we tend to ignore feet when we photograph people who we find interesting or who are posing for us, maybe making us feel a little nervous:) The interaction between the two gentlemen and their friendly attitude towards you are great, their expressions are engaging. The scene looks so natural also thanks to the fine colours you achieved in the tree's shade. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: MdinaCanon EOS 1100D

    Mdina
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6073 W: 61 N: 17667] (79491)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 9:49]
    Hello Stephen,
    the old city looks attractive and fascinating even from a distance, it has a dominant presence in the landscape and invites the viewer for a closer look. I like the clarity and sharpness of your picture, the old city and its surroundings are described in a very detailed and interesting way. The bright colours make a strong impression. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: South Stack Contre JourNikon D-300

    South Stack Contre Jour
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2946 W: 203 N: 6633] (26449)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 9:42]
    Hello Bev,
    the location, the lighthouse and its history are really fascinating, your presentation is bold and original and excites the viewer's interest. The perspectives of the buildings are strong and eye-catching, details and textures are superb, despite the backlight. I like very much the colours and the atmosphere, the patterns in the sky are amazing and convey movement in a playful way. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SenegalSenegal
    Title: Searching..IIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Searching..III
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4936 W: 64 N: 8589] (34348)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 9:28]
    Hello Ana,
    a superbly observed and composed view, it's stunning how much information we get from this quiet scene. It's like reading an article that describes daily life in this part of the world but the mood we perceive through the colours and the worker's attitude would be difficult to describe so eloquently using words. Textures and depth are marvelous, all the details have great value. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Another Dose Of Sunshine

    Another Dose Of Sunshine
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1556 W: 2 N: 3009] (11416)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 9:21]
    Hello Jason,
    "another dose of sunshine" is too much for viewers in Greece but I'll take it together with the magnificent landscape. I like very much how your composition and narrow frame have enhanced the sense of depth. The formations, textures and colours ahead are captivating. It's great how you were able to have wonderful clarity throughout this vast area and how you retained all the natural variety and fascination of the colours. You dealt with the sunshine like an expert:) Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces from North Turkey - IVNikon D 5000

    Faces from North Turkey - IV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5248 W: 494 N: 14794] (79934)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 9:13]
    Hello dear Mesut,
    this face is very interesting too, the gentleman's vivid portrait is so much favoured by the striking rich colours that frame his face. The profile, his expression, the layout of his headscarf and the strong chromatic contrasts have offered superb vigour to the scene. Sharpness is superb and also makes a great contribution to the vivid and attractive result. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Shiten  For saleCanon Digital Ixus 750

    Shiten For sale
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3350 W: 298 N: 6968] (37011)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 9:05]
    Hello Gert,
    I prefer the vertical composition and all the information and textures it includes. The colours of the clothes are attractive and the interaction between the two ladies is interesting but the surrounding details make an eloquent and appealing context that supports the scene and the characters. This quiet scene gives us a fine slice of life. The tonal homogeneity of the setting makes the foreground scene stand out effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Ter Beken  O-IICanonn 5D

    Ter Beken O-II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18382 W: 498 N: 31599] (135058) *



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-21 8:53]
    Hello John,
    I like very much this composition and the way you managed to coordinate perspectives and details so smoothly. Your composition is dynamic and elegant and, after viewing for a while, it feels like we have made a thorough round in this scenery. I like very much the wide range of colours and love the reflections. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The lighthouseNikon D7100

    The lighthouse
    vasilpro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 87 N: 5056] (40735) *



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-20 14:16]
    Καλησπέρα Βασίλη,
    η σύνθεση, η χρωματική αρμονία και η ατμόσφαιρα είναι μοναδικές, μια υπέροχη σκηνή, ένα σπάνιο θέαμα που απέδωσες με εξαιρετικό τρόπο. Η σύνθεση σου είναι τολμηρή και πολύ ελκυστική στην απλότητά της, οι απαλές υφές και η χρωματική διαβάθμιση μαγεύουν. Δύσκολη, δημιουργική και ποιητική δουλειά. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
    Να είσαι καλά, καλή σου μέρα,
    Ουρανία

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chenonceau castle VIIICanon 50D

    Chenonceau castle VIII
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8092 W: 4335 N: 13920] (54995)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-20 14:09]
    Bonsoir Didi,
    this is a fabulous presentation of the illuminated castle at night, it looks like a night vision. Your symmetrical composition is very attractive, the reflections are fantastic. There's fine definition on the real view and I like how there's a smooth shift into a rich, blurry, metallic texture below. You managed to convey a sense of depth, the colours are most attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • PolandPoland
    Title: No 43

    No 43
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 0 N: 553] (4386)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-20 14:01]
    Hello Piotr,
    you captured a fleeting and interesting daily life scene in a marvelous cityscape. As an absent minded pedestrian, the silent tram is one of my city nightmares and the scene feels breath taking:) I like very much your spacious panoramic composition, the attractive perspective and the well balanced layout of the elements that compose the background. Clarity, light and colours are exquisite, the play of light and shadow adds special charm to this city view. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Wedgemount ReflectionsPentax K7

    Wedgemount Reflections
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4689 W: 88 N: 10713] (52014)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-20 13:53]
    Hello Craig,
    I took a look at the Beta Trekearth edition too, you are right about the quality and the colours, there's superb definition of textures there and the colours look more vivid and bright. There's a big difference. This is a wonderful wild scenery, the symmetry and the stillness make it look almost unreal. I like very much the balance of your composition and how you integrated the dark areas in the frame, they make a fine graphical contribution and are so mysterious and atmospheric too. The dark reflections are mesmerizing. I like the workshop pictures too, especially the second one. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ misty mahal ~Nikon D70s

    ~ misty mahal ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3965 W: 144 N: 9105] (39482)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-20 13:41]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    I have never seen this most elegant landmark in such light and tones before. Light and colours look natural and poetic at the same time. I like very much the smooth tonal graduation, the still, calm and timeless atmosphere. The opposite bank looks close but unreachable, it's like a vision in a dream. I also like how the diagonal breaks the rigidness of the symmetry. Wonderful work, congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Le voyageurNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Le voyageur
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4707 W: 0 N: 4380] (54377)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-20 13:31]
    Bonsoir Serge,
    a beautiful structure indeed, the natural and architectural scenery in which it is situated is very lovely as well. I like very much your presentation, with the bold diagonal in the foreground, the interesting rustic buildings and the almost homogenous blue view as backdrop. The day is sunny and the sea calm, the lighthouse seems like it's enjoying a holiday:) Clarity and colours are marvelous. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Bodrum 4 Castle 3Canon EOS 60D

    Bodrum 4 Castle 3
    seres76 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 101 W: 0 N: 47] (613)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 5 N: 5448] (26280) [2014-08-20 13:23]
    Hello Serhan,
    it was surely difficult to deal with the lighting conditions without a tripod, the colourful artificial light and the tints it created were difficult to manage too but you achieved very good definition, especially in the upper half of the frame. The tower is interesting, your composition shows that you wished to exalt its role as a monument that teaches history. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

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