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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Flower child

    Flower child
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3574 W: 301 N: 7716] (40055)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 14:24]
    Hello Gert,
    an interesting daily life scene captured at your limit of access. It looks spontaneous and theatrical at the same time, all of a sudden the viewer becomes an active observer and part of the story. I like how the interaction is enhanced by the tight framing, the colours are consistent, attractive and atmospheric. I feel a little apologetic towards the surprised man looking back so intensely:) I wish the little girl had better options in life. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • SpainSpain
    Title: CastropolNikon D3100

    Castropol
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2495 W: 0 N: 5768] (30626)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 14:10]
    Hola Angel,
    your composition is well balanced and graceful, there are different layers in the frame, each representing a different area, all together they create a good sense of depth. I like very much the way the splendid town stands out, its character given in a sharp and pleasing way. You collected the light on the fine facades very effectively. A very appealing place. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le village prefere des FrancaisNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Le village prefere des Francais
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4977 W: 0 N: 4760] (58652)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 14:02]
    Bonsoir Serge,
    I think of much smaller structures when I hear the word "village", the buildings in your photo are grandiose and even the monument is so large and imposing. I like very much the smooth graduation of light and the sweet, contrasting colours. The role of the shadows is subtle but effective. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • ChinaChina
    Title: 268Canon EOS 1100D

    268
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6304 W: 61 N: 18282] (82519)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 13:56]
    Hello Stephen,
    a very effective composition to describe this charming and interesting scenery. The statue is magnificent and it must look very intriguing from any spot in this long perspective. I like very much the colour, movement, interest and vividness contributed by the people. I like how they also give the sense of distance, how tiny they become close to Buddha. All the visitors look very fit:) Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Opposed to Change

    Opposed to Change
    photographer_sg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 1 N: 569] (3773)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 13:47]
    Hello Satya,
    a superb point of view, a frame full of interest. Perspective, depth and sharpness are great, the monochrome rendered effectively, the dark tones make the scene look older. There are so many little scenes enclosed in your frame, it's enjoyable to search for the countless narrower compositions that coexist at this specific moment in time. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • IranIran
    Title: ShahkuhNikon D90

    Shahkuh
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 103 N: 2367] (14763)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 10:24]
    Hello dear Ali,
    this view is amazing, the perspective is superb and draws us into the frame very strongly. The light is eerie and creates a very special atmosphere. I think that the glowing part of the sky could have been cropped out but maybe you decided to retain its dramatic impact. The chromatic harmony and the clarity over the vast view are impressive, the patterns of the roofs fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Gare  Liège-GuilleminsNikon D80

    Gare Liège-Guillemins
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11083 W: 154 N: 19395] (105249)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 10:17]
    Bonsoir Cricri,
    a great composition, it seems you had a very creative dialogue with this impressive architecture and produced some wonderful photos to present it. I like the perspectives which are anchored very strongly in the foreground and make our travel to the distant background such fun. The graphism and the details are superb, the light is well managed and pleasant, the chromatic harmony most effective for this type of composition. I like the workshop picture too but this one is more fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Against Patershol GhentCanonn 5D

    Against Patershol Ghent
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18802 W: 508 N: 32347] (138214) *



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 10:09]
    Hello John,
    the setting you are showing us through this fine photo is picturesque, colourful and lovely. I like very much how the flowers reinforce the foreground and balance the row of buildings on the right bank. The architecture is simple but has some attractive characteristics. The first building on the right is so intriguing, it looks absolutely flat and the impression affects the adjacent buildings too. The perspective makes great impact. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: UmbrellasNikon D 90

    Umbrellas
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10007 W: 992 N: 19070] (96610)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 10:01]
    Hello Chris,
    how lovely, light and elegant these colourful patterns are, what an attractive picture and delightful mood they create. The subtle perspective of your composition works very well, the light and the colours are beautiful. You managed the exposure excellently, the backdrop is well defined and very charming too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Making glass beads  - IINikon D 5000

    Making glass beads - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5454 W: 482 N: 15251] (83018)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:56]
    Hello dear Mesut,
    I like very much this picture too and I'm delighted that you are presenting a series of photos from the glass bead workshops. You used the soft light and the dark ambiance very effectively and the atmosphere you captured has this fine intimacy again. The craftsmen are concentrated on their work and there are many interesting details around them for us to explore. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Seagulls atop the boatSamsung Galaxy S2

    Seagulls atop the boat
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6192 W: 585 N: 11762] (56002)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:50]
    Hello Ike,
    you took a lovely photo with your cellphone, the scenery is delightful and the seagulls look like a nice gang resting and enjoying the sunshine. I like how one of them made it to the top and looks like a leader or a guard. You created a fine composition of layers with great textures and pleasing colours. The dark reflection is a very attractive element. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: nocturne scenery

    nocturne scenery
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4677 W: 22 N: 7210] (54419)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:43]
    Καλησπέρα Κωνσταντίνε,
    πολύ όμορφο βραδινό σκηνικό. Το λιμάνι ζει τις δικές του ιστορίες, που είναι ανάλογες με την ώρα, και με αυτή την εικόνα μας μεταφέρεις την πολύ ιδιαίτερη ατμόσφαιρα που δημιουργούν τα σκούρα χρώματα και τα θερμά φώτα. Μου αρέσουν πολύ τα επιβλητικά μοτίβα των γερανών καθώς και οι ζωηρές, χρυσαφένιες αντανακλάσεις. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
    Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,
    Ουρανία

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Zalazak sunca u Visnjaru ...Nikon D300

    Zalazak sunca u Visnjaru ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6343 W: 1956 N: 11434] (51238)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:37]
    Hello Paja,
    all the weather effects and moods that are cited in your note can be seen in your delightful picture too, through the textures, colours and atmosphere you have captured. The branches of the tree are so fine and subtle, there's great depth and the light manifests itself in playful ways. Your picture evokes peacefulness and contentment. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • IranIran
    Title: The Tale of Two Houses-Tabatabei's

    The Tale of Two Houses-Tabatabei's
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 103 N: 5332] (23821)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:30]
    Hello Klaudio,
    in this photo you are showing us another elaborate aspect of this monumental house, the patterns that decorate the façade are magnificent. The reflections and the soft tonal range that you captured in the shade create a fine, tranquil mood. I also like how the people spoil the symmetry and add interest with their random arrangement and their little stories. They look like explorers:) Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Giallo San Gimignano

    Giallo San Gimignano
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2544 W: 19 N: 3125] (31380)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:23]
    Ciao Carlo,
    ti ringrazio di cuore per le tue parole cosi gentili! Hai postato molte belle foto recentemente di soggetti e e realizazzioni diversi, un caratteristico che stimo molto. Mi piace molto questa composizione semplice e simmetrica che ci presenta l' aspetto attuale delle vigne in primo piano ed un profondo paesaggio nella valle. I colori sono magnifici, le vigne illuminano con il loro calore la giornata grigia. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: National Waterways museumNikon D 90

    National Waterways museum
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2289 W: 1156 N: 2188] (30058)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:14]
    Bonsoir Clodo,
    I like this picture very much, the monochrome mood is wonderful and the composition very intriguing. The view outside is interesting but the teasing way of your presentation adds a special allure to it. The pattern below the window, the perspective, the mysterious foreground contest and the multiple frames of the window panes make this more that a passive and idle look out of the window, our brain gets really involved too. Depth and sharpness are ideal. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: small birdNikon D90

    small bird
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2599 W: 151 N: 3755] (16347)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:06]
    Hello Sasha,
    a very fine portrait, your subject is cute and attractive and seems to be posing for you. I like very much the softness of the bright tones as well as the sharp textures. The eye draws much of our interest, it's the darkest spot in the frame. You managed the bokeh in a most effective way, setting off the little bird excellently. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ terrace view ~Nikon D70s

    ~ terrace view ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4283 W: 141 N: 9886] (42594)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-18 9:00]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    this is an awesome landscape, carved by nature and people in creative collaboration. The graphism of your picture is marvelous, your thorough point of view and tight framing exalt the amazing network of patterns and the surprising tonalities of the reflections. There's an abstract quality in this image and it's always intriguing to realize that this is in fact a vast scenery that echoes centuries of work, smiles and sighs. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: In flight!Nikon D200

    In flight!
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6057 W: 463 N: 10511] (35367)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-17 12:27]
    Hello Bulent,
    I love scenes like this, they have a captivating spontaneity and, apart from the special photographic interest they present and the challenges they impose, I think that they are also a celebration of life. The people who attempt and perform the dives trust their skills and their luck and respect each other's efforts. Spectators are a necessary component of the fun and I'm sure your subjects would love to see your photos. I love both of your pictures, you captured the dives with great sharpness, the textures of the cliff and the full blue backdrop are wonderful too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely day,
    Ourania

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: the magic moment...Nikon D5000

    the magic moment...
    bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2784 W: 28 N: 3949] (26329)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3024 W: 5 N: 6090] (30123) [2014-12-17 12:19]
    Hello dear Bernd,
    a beautiful and suggestive scene that lasts for a brief moment but makes a lasting impression. A simple composition that conveys a dream-like effect, there's a sense of light and colours shifting and one feels that the scene could transform or disappear in the blink of an eye. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

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