Favorite Photos

Photo Critique
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: When Will He Notice?Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    When Will He Notice?
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1244 W: 390 N: 4524] (18248)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-27 8:54]
    Hello John,
    this scene is fantastic, it seems that you turned around, saw them and captured them at a perfect moment, when enough ice cream had dripped down already, the father hadn't realized it yet and the little girl looked straight into the lens, making you an accomplish:) A wonderful unrepeatable moment, presented very effectively, in a simple and playful way. Colours, textures and expressions are superb and set off marvelously by the dark, homogeneous backdrop. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: XewkijaCanon EOS 1100D

    Xewkija
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 61 N: 17495] (78751)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-27 8:45]
    Hello Stephen,
    I like very much the compact and yet very sharp and clear way the buildings, the rocks and the dry vegetation compose and describe this scenery. This place has unique character and charm and looks timeless. The sky is so soft and smooth and the contrast it creates is stunning, the cityscape is outlined very clearly against it. I also like how you retained the bright light without compromising colour balance or clarity. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Porto en CorseNikon D80

    Porto en Corse
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10666 W: 166 N: 18508] (100305)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-27 8:33]
    Bonjour Cricri,
    a fascinating place, a very interesting composition that starts with the imposing rocks in the foreground and then follows an attractive perspective, taking us to the picturesque buildings. I like very much how tones and textures change progressively along this perspective, from the rough and random shapes in the foreground, we arrive at the neat settlement, at a much brighter place. Clarity is great, your light and colour management very effective. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Inside the church

    Inside the church
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1479 W: 0 N: 283] (2441)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-27 8:04]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    this is very interesting, you are offering us a view of the interior of the ruined church, which we've already seen from outside. I like very much the way you've almost filled the vertical frame, giving us the impression we are surrounded by these old stone walls. Feeling the effects of time and abandonment is striking. This straightforward look at what remains of the most important part of the church is very powerful. The moody tones are most effective. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: MOOD

    MOOD
    myviewpoint (20)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-27 7:55]
    Hello Tannistha,
    welcome to TE! I like very much your post production work on these portraits as well as your contact with the little boy. He is a very interesting model and must have enjoyed this series of poses. The treatment you gave to the photos have created a particular, mysterious atmosphere that seems to be in contrast with the boy's smile and attitude. I think I prefer the photo on the left because it's warmer and his glance has a stronger impact. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great week,
    Ourania

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Boulevard by nightNikon D200

    Boulevard by night
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8868 W: 269 N: 2374] (95069)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-27 7:47]
    Hello Aleksander,
    your work on this photo is wonderful, you created an elegant and dynamic composition to present this area in an effective way and you played with warm and cold tones very agreeably. There's a fine diagonal that divides the warm from the cold area and the bridge in the distance provides good balance. A lovely place to spend a summer evening, watching the blue tones change by the minute, both in the sky and on the water surface. I also like the deep perspective and the contrast of textures. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Blue Tunisia 4Sony DSC HX200v

    Blue Tunisia 4
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6760 W: 117 N: 12654] (71397)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-27 7:40]
    Ciao Luciano,
    che bella questa finestra blu! I motivi della decorazione sono elaborati ed eleganti e, anche se aperta, la finestra sembra molto misteriosa, rivela e nasconde allo stesso effetto. Molto gradevoli le tonalita' morbidi nel interiore mentre la vista fuori e' ben sistemata ed allude ad un luogo tranqillo ed interessante. Il colore blu e' incantevole. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Golden Vernazza

    Golden Vernazza
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2630 W: 71 N: 6341] (28828)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 11:39]
    Hello Rosemary,
    this is a most challenging shot, not only for the difficult case the lighting contrasts had created, but also because you surely wanted to present more than a simple description of the marina and the waterfront. You managed to achieve stunning clarity and make the transfer from light to shade effective but also comfortable for the viewer. You brought out the graphical quality of all the elements including the water surface, that's full of reflections. The colours are delicious, even the dark tones in the shade. The atmosphere is particularly charming. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Low tide ll.

    Low tide ll.
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 606 W: 2 N: 326] (4622)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 11:28]
    Hello Agnes,
    your picture gives us an excellent description of this long marina lacking water. It's intriguing to see so many boats "sitting" on the wet sand, a strange sight. I like very much the depth and perspective of your photo that covers a very large area, all pleasantly clear and well lighted. The colours are natural and delightful, they give a very vivid impression. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Kardar TourismCanon EOS 450D

    Kardar Tourism
    arnie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 315 W: 0 N: 54] (1666)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 11:15]
    Hello Arnie,
    I like your idea to turn this picture into b&w and find it very interesting. The tight composition is great but maybe the colours of the boat would be distracting and the upper part deserves much attention too. Your vantage point is very intriguing, the tight frame is full of details and textures and there's a sense of mystery too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: MgarrCanon EOS 1100D

    Mgarr
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 61 N: 17495] (78751)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 11:08]
    Hello Stephen,
    the cityscape and the marina are very rich in details, and it's amazing how sharp and clear they all look in your picture. The view is pleasant and interesting, a delightful coastal place with great architectural interest. The colours are exalted by the warm sunshine, the intricate and vibrant cityscape is superbly contrasted by the homogeneous blue sky. It's enticing to imagine the routes and close views one could have within this scenery. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
    Ourania

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: St Anna castle O IIaCanonn 5D

    St Anna castle O IIa
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18299 W: 497 N: 31436] (134440) *



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 10:50]
    Hello John,
    a very impressive and interesting composition with so much space given to the foreground. The castle looks tiny, a lovely focal point and a good reason to cross all this distance to reach it. A walk in this great park would be very pleasant. The light, the colours and the calm atmosphere are very agreeable and inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • IranIran
    Title: EsfahanNikon D90

    Esfahan
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 75 N: 1611] (10918)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 9:34]
    Hello dear Ali,
    I like very much the strong perspective that draws us into the frame and takes our glance to the very back of the shop, where a person is working. I feel like having just entered the shop, looking around with interest while the person is going to look up any minute and ask if he can help:) Details are excellent, the atmosphere created by the artificial lighting and the artifacts has been rendered with superb precision. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Palacio Real de La Almudaina -- My 500thOlympus OMD EM5

    Palacio Real de La Almudaina -- My 500th
    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2627 W: 23 N: 4205] (31767)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 9:27]
    Hello Gosia,
    congratulations for your extraordinary collection of 500 photos on TE! This is another gem added to it, a very lovely presentation of this place, you have given it a dream-like quality. The golden tones are deep and bright and have a delightful warmth. The symmetry is conveyed in a fine, dynamic way and the clear, graduating blue tones make a fantastic backdrop. Congratulations and thank you, I wish you many more travels and to always share your creativity and skills through your photos!
    All the best, have a lovely weekend,
    Ourania

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Charming Tel-Aviv balconyPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Charming Tel-Aviv balcony
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5614 W: 580 N: 10644] (51455)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 9:17]
    Hello Ike,
    I wish all the people in your part of the world could feel tranquil, safe and creative to express their appreciation of life and beauty like the inhabitants of this apartment. This image is very lovely, not only for the impressive, dense arrangement of the greenery, but also for the fine atmosphere, which you managed to capture superbly. The "melody makers" hanging from the balcony are very lovely too. I like very much the mysterious and elegant window and the mild tones all over. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, take care,
    Ourania

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Palatinate summer - hay-ball-scenes.. #1Nikon D5000

    Palatinate summer - hay-ball-scenes.. #1
    bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2795 W: 28 N: 3932] (26231)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 9:05]
    Hello dear Bernd,
    a very fine summer picture from your region, I hope you'll go on showing us pictures of the change of seasons throughout the year:) It's lovely to look at the bales dispersed on the field at different angles and depths. The inclusion in the foreground is a great idea, although the blurriness makes this area a little distracting. The view ahead is delightfully sharp and deep, the golden tones are brilliant and the soft colours and textures of the sky provide wonderful contrast. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely weekend,
    Ourania

  • PolandPoland
    Title: A sign for OuraniaCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    A sign for Ourania
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3303 W: 296 N: 6844] (36429)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 8:05]
    Hello Gert,
    this is an amazing find and you really made the most of it. You included three intriguing elements in the frame and placed them ideally but their relationship is still awkward, a characteristic I find most attractive since it makes your photo a challenging and amusing puzzle:) The colours are very attractive, the light is fine and the textures are quite normal but still, the wonder and smile won't go away. I love your note too and the part of the extract that says "instead of following the local “tradition” and putting up another horrid monument, he offered a realistic sculpture presenting a dead boar at the stake" :) Congratulations and thank you so much!
    All the best, have a lovely weekend,
    Ourania:)

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Sound of Fog

    The Sound of Fog
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2896 W: 103 N: 4966] (22350) *



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 7:31] [+]
    Hello Klaudio,
    this is such a calm and mesmerizing scene, despite the timelessness and almost stillness, the fog has a life of its own and this could also be defined as a decisive moment. The Greek word is "omichli" with a gentle ch from the back of the throat and the accent on "mi". I think that it's similar to the Albanian and Slavic sounds and that it encompasses the qualities of the phenomenon. Your picture is superb because you managed the light, the colours and the textures so well that the fog is the main subject and appears to increase or diminish according to the persistence and imagination of the viewer. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely week,
    Ourania

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ C U R I O U S ~Nikon D5100

    ~ C U R I O U S ~
    subhendu_bagchi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2605 W: 162 N: 4692] (25105)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 7:20]
    Hello Subhendu,
    this scene is very lovely and interesting, although the child's glance makes it look spontaneous, your composition is delightfully arranged. I love the diffused light, the colours and the atmosphere, the intriguing textures and items as well as the way you brought so close in the same frame the child's innocent expression and the dramatic scene from the religious legends. The juxtaposition is great but there is also connection as the sculpture is the object of his curiosity. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely day,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa in Valmalenco

    Chiesa in Valmalenco
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9203 W: 132 N: 17671] (115063)



  • Great

    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2670 W: 5 N: 5301] (25508) [2014-07-26 7:11]
    Ciao Silvio,
    il villaggio e' incantevole e la tua presentazione gratificante ci permette di osservarlo e goderlo ampiamente. Siamo guidati nello scenario profondo ed interessante da ottime prospettive. I dettagli sono chiarissimi e l' atmosfera tranquila e piacevole. L' ordine e l' elaganza dell' architettura ma anche i colori armoniosi fanno un' impressione superba. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
    Ourania

    explore TREKEARTH