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  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Stockholm summer sightseeing

    Stockholm summer sightseeing
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 14:22]
    Hello Gert,
    I like very much the perspective and composition of this scene, there's a fine sense of depth and movement and it's interesting to see the different ways in which the walking people respond to the scenery. There's much to see and the sky offers a delightful spectacle as well. The sunshine is really pleasant and the shadows enrich the scene. Amazing to see so much road space offered to bicycles, unfortunately this is unthinkable in Athens. It's also interesting that the whole cityscape shown has to do with administration and politics. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

    PS The vantage point of my previous picture was a few metres to the left of the windmills:) I really enjoy the way you read and connect the views from the island:)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Straw rolls A VICannon EOS 5D

    Straw rolls A VI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18583 W: 505 N: 31981] (136660)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 14:07]
    Hello John,
    thank you very much for your wishes! This picture is wonderful. You used perspectives, colours and textures so effectively in this composition and I enjoy playing with the idea that this image is a painting. The dynamism of the field's lines, the cloud patterns and the rolls' shape give a fascinating impression of movement. There's an amazing range of hues in this seemingly simple view. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Juhanus kokkoNikon D90

    Juhanus kokko
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 722 W: 62 N: 1325] (7815)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 13:57]
    Yassou Daniel,
    I like this picture very much, it's an elegant simple composition with striking impact. You captured the contrasting textures and colours marvelously, the bonfire stands out so effectively and you also captured its reflection in a fine way. I also like the sense of depth and the silvery tones dominating the frame. Such a suggestive scene and very significant for the local culture. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Le scale della scienza

    Le scale della scienza
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2404 W: 18 N: 2939] (29395)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 13:49]
    Ciao Carlo,
    un' immagine grafica, elegante e bella, mi piace come hai aggiiustato le prospettive dinamiche in un quadro abbastanza stretto. Il senso di profondita' e' reso benissimo ed hai gestito luce e colori molto abilmente. Mi piace ancora l' abbinamento che hai fatto, e' una gradevole metafora. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona notte,
    Ourania

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Sugar BeachCanon EOS 400 D

    Sugar Beach
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5317 W: 95 N: 8460] (45796)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 13:42]
    Hello Gerrit,
    a very lovely place by the sea, your simple composition describes it so effectively. The golden tones and natural textures of the beach are eye-catching, the smooth, blue background sets them off really well. The boats are picturesque and interesting, they are also well integrated in the scenery and don't disturb the delightful tranquility at all. The fine shadows are an atmospheric addition. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: 360 degree view

    360 degree view
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 407 W: 0 N: 765] (4630)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 13:34]
    Hello Dwaipayan,
    the location and the view from there are absolutely fascinating. You have composed this picture superbly, with the minimal but effective context of the foreground and the suggestive blue view beyond the peak. The people's presence is captivating, they are mysterious figures and seem so close to the sky. I also love the light and its effect on the warm colours, the silhouettes, the shadows and the graduating blue tones. An exquisite souvenir from your journey to this magical place. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Kiruna SunsetNikon D 90

    Kiruna Sunset
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9863 W: 992 N: 18721] (95100)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 12:46]
    Hello Chris,
    your picture is very beautiful and offers us a poetic reference on this remote part of Europe. The sunset colours are wonderful, the warm tones bold and the cold ones gentle, they create a mesmerizing canvas for the silhouetted scene. The precision of the silhouetted patterns is superb. You managed the contrasts most effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: street colorsNikon D60

    street colors
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3843 W: 83 N: 5877] (47666) *



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 12:38]
    Hello Daniel,
    I like very much the slightly curving perspective that makes the scene quite rewarding. The architectural elements create an intriguing graphic effect from this angle and they seem to be sliding across the frame. I also love the gritty textures and the accentuated colours, they add interest and make this mysterious fašade even more attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: York, Centre of the Roman Empire

    York, Centre of the Roman Empire
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2709 W: 79 N: 6610] (30020)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 12:31]
    Hello Rosemary,
    great presentation of the statue with the impressive cathedral as backdrop. Your composition combines the two subjects very effectively and it actually becomes more than a presentation, it evokes a story. The emperor's determination and weariness are evident from both points of view (this and the workshop's). Both pictures convey a suggestive sense of drama, they are rich in details and textures and engage the viewer. In this image I like very much the strong connection of eye, hand and sword as well as the shadow on the right, seemingly cast by the statue. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Autumn in the Tatra Mountains

    Autumn in the Tatra Mountains
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 397 W: 0 N: 797] (5892)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 11:20]
    Hello Piotr,
    a very beautiful natural scenery, you have captured various features of it in this well considered composition. The sense of depth is great, it really draws us into the scenery, the pond is enchanting, the shore and the slopes fit so effectively around it. The light sweeps the scenery in a fascinating way, the shady areas are perfectly clear too. The natural colours are wonderful and you also captured some interesting effects in the pond. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IranIran
    Title: EsfahanNikon D90

    Esfahan
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 90 N: 2038] (13235)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 11:12]
    Hello dear Ali,
    a good perspective to show this little part of the market place with traditional architecture and items to display. It's interesting that we get a view of the interior of the shop too. A very clear picture in the challenging artificial light. I like how the people are gathered in this warmly lit area. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Poble Espanyol IIOlympus E-300

    Poble Espanyol II
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4386 W: 622 N: 7243] (23608)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 11:06]
    Hello Jose,
    a very fine presentation of this artificial pueblo, I think you found a superb vantage point and your composition of elements and perspectives is really effective. I like very much the clarity you achieved without losing the impact and naturalness of the shadows. The details are very interesting to study and the colours are rich and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Strolling through Istanbul - III

    Strolling through Istanbul - III
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5334 W: 494 N: 15030] (81344)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 10:58]
    Hello dear Mesut,
    what a fascinating mural with historic scenes, so much inspiration and work has been put into it. The colours of your presentation are very attractive, the details of the painted scenes stunningly clear. You found a good perspective in order to include the whole of the mural as well as interesting context and lovely contrasting colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Youth group at summer campCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Youth group at summer camp
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2216 W: 17 N: 4736] (21127)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 10:46]
    Hello Paul,
    this is a wonderful picture, the mountainous scenery is lovely and you made it even more interesting through the original point of view you found and the attractive frame it created. I like very much the clear textures of the rocks, near and far, the playful contrasts of light and shade and the vibrant colours. The group of young trekkers along the trail add interest and movement to the scene and make it unique. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Red Square & Man in Black

    Red Square & Man in Black
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1756 W: 12 N: 3492] (13939)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 10:36]
    Hola Maria querida,
    the setting is characteristic and interesting, so much empty space and very impressive architecture in the background. The two people add mystery, movement and perspective, the photo wouldn't be the same without them. The light has a cool quality which I find interesting. The workshop photo is really intriguing, a great illustration of another adventure of yours, which fortunately ended there. The "guard's" attitude only made your quick capture more exciting. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Pech Mills ICanon 50D

    Pech Mills I
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8130 W: 4338 N: 14027] (55499)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 10:26]
    Bonjour Didi,
    you got an interesting result from this elevated point of view over the roofs of the waterfront. It's an unusual view indeed, the picturesque architecture of the village and the sailboats of the marina so tightly bound together. We get an effective description of the village's character with excellent depth and clarity and in a wonderful warm light too. A good spot for reflection hunting:) Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Homes with sea view

    Homes with sea view
    elysan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 47] (260)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 10:19]
    Ciao Ely,
    questa foto e' bellissima, hai catturato i colori e le tessiture dei riflessi in modo abilissimo. La tua composizione e' elegante e ci offre un' artistica interpretazione di questo posto. Un dipinto affascinatamente liquido e vibrante, complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Austin Healey 3000 Mark IINikon D7000

    Austin Healey 3000 Mark II
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 119 N: 3008] (11589)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 10:11]
    Hello Murat,
    what a delightful encounter, I'm sure that this car drew you close like a magnet and that your photo has the make impact on the viewers. It's strange that no one of the people in the background looks interested but there must have been plenty of other things to watch there too. You found a very good angle for your capture, details and textures are described with fascinating accuracy. A very beautiful car. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint AugustinCanon EOS 20D

    Saint Augustin
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4920 W: 197 N: 6363] (35400)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 9:59]
    Hello Burak,
    this is an interesting and amusing scene from daily life in the city, the timing of your capture was superb. It looks spontaneous and stylized at the same time, the gentlemen's juxtaposition with the model and interaction with the viewer are so intriguing, all the expressions are great. The city colours are well rendered. I also like the symmetrical placement of the ladies moving towards the opposite direction. You collected this intriguing and unrepeatable moment in a lovely way. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Westminster AbbeyCanon Powershot A720 IS

    Westminster Abbey
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5017 W: 53 N: 8312] (27388)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300) [2014-10-21 9:47]
    Hello Lars,
    a very important and interesting landmark in the city and in the country's History, your presentation does justice to its impressive fašade and its great status. It looks so comfortable in this tight frame, you ensured the inclusion of a fine backdrop and enough foreground space. Lighting and sharpness are superb, the shadows are clear and not heavy at all. I also like the colours in the sunshine. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

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