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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Guava girl

    Guava girl
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3517 W: 301 N: 7556] (39415) *



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-22 2:06]
    Hello Gert,
    this looks (and sounds) like a fruit found, or so they say, only on Leros and in no other part of Greece. It's called gawafa and has a very strong aroma and flavor. You either love it or hate it and I don't love it at all. I like very much the strong green colour in your photo, though, and love the girl's broad and friendly smile that shines like a gem in an environment that doesn't look very pleasant. A heart warming spontaneous portrait, congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Street Performers - IINikon D 5000

    Street Performers - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5390 W: 482 N: 15061] (82178)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 12:26]
    Hello dear Mesut,
    a fine candid portrait of the musician performing for the audience that has gathered around him. Definition is excellent and I like how the musician is concentrated on the sounds he's producing, his hands are really attractive. The instrument bears little resemblance to the rural bagpipe I showed in a picture a few days ago, it surely is much more elegant. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: Uganda rural live 3Canon EOS 400 D

    Uganda rural live 3
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5391 W: 95 N: 8574] (46760)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 12:18]
    Hello Gerrit,
    I like this photo very much because it shows a candid daily life scene and features fantastic contrasts so naturally. Although the background is so vibrant and full of textures, it looks almost neutral against the lady's amazing orange dress which could overshadow the sun:) You achieved a remarkable result by placing the lady in such a way that she balances the whole composition and makes the "supporting characters" significant too. The boy is moving in a different direction and brings in a different kind of intensity with his direct gaze. Marvellous photo, congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: View on the TiberCanon EOS 60D

    View on the Tiber
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8324 W: 381 N: 8048] (82874)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 12:04]
    Bonsoir Jean,
    a very interesting and enjoyable photo, a point of view that's found on sites and friends' portfolios very frequently so it's apt for comparisons regarding composition and settings. I think that you did a wonderful work, using the iconic elements of the scenery as well as the transient presences in a wonderfully balanced way. Clarity, textures and colours are superb, I also love the light and the calm atmosphere. We enjoy the details of the scenery without missing the natural colour graduation and the atmospheric appeal of the shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Park amongst the skyscrapersCanon EOS 1100D

    Park amongst the skyscrapers
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6224 W: 61 N: 18125] (81673)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 11:54]
    Hello Stephen,
    in this picture I like very much how you combined a thorough view of the lovely park with a glimpse of its strikingly different surroundings. This composition is superb, the colours and the details of the elegant garden landscape fill the foreground and the tranquil atmosphere they convey is captivating. The high rises look somehow aggressive in comparison, they're well defined and impressive the way they are framed by the park's vegetation. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: YU GRUPANikon D90

    YU GRUPA
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 149 N: 3540] (15579)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 11:42]
    Hello Sasha,
    you framed the stage and the group of musicians and dancers very effectively. There's very good distribution of people and lights. People and luminous colours draw our attention keeping it away from less attractive (but necessary) elements like the speakers. There's great definition in spite of the very challenging lighting conditions, the "mist" and the movement. The workshop picture shows a different approach with the flashlight. I prefer your main post because it's more atmospheric. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lateral naveNikon D200

    Lateral nave
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8944 W: 269 N: 2442] (96372)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 11:32]
    Hello Aleksander,
    this is a very interesting photo. It must have been difficult to find an effective way to crop this view but I think that you've done a great work, your composition is well balanced, perspective and depth are superb. The details and the colours are amazing. I like that the colours don't fade and the details don't get blurry or insignificant in the distance. The human presence is agreeable. I love the light and the and the many highlights distributed all over. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lake Crescent boat houseCanon T1i

    Lake Crescent boat house
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 1 N: 2749] (11351)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 11:02]
    Hello Ray,
    this view is very delightful, I like how you divided the frame between the marvelous vegetation of the shore and the water surface filled with reflections. The buildings are well placed and make me wonder how it feels to stay there for a while. I also like the bow created by the tree tops, the bright light and the vibrant colours. The atmosphere is so peaceful. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La citadelle de Saint-FlorentNikon D80

    La citadelle de Saint-Florent
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10974 W: 167 N: 19223] (104267)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 10:52]
    Bonsoir Cricri,
    it seems that this little citadel was put in good use through the centuries. Your picture is great and sets it off effectively by placing it very well in the frame and surrounding it with wonderful textures and colours that work as a frame too. The sunshine is most pleasant and the contrasts attractive. I also like the distant view of the sea. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: My oldie for Gert

    My oldie for Gert
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5149 W: 81 N: 13231] (76213)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 10:28]
    Hello Malgo,
    this photo is wonderful, it's spontaneous, exotic and real at the same time. I like very much the connection of each person with the group and the story, it's great that no one is posing and we are looking at daily life in a pure and interesting version. Details are superb, I also love the effect of the mysterious mist and the chromatic consistency. Your note is most interesting, personal adventures and subjective descriptions are always more fascinating than encyclopedic data. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di San Valentino - Casteldilago

    Chiesa di San Valentino - Casteldilago
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9509 W: 132 N: 18426] (119453)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 10:16]
    Ciao Silvio,
    mi piace molto il modo in cui hai fotografato questo interiore. Il punto di vista elevato ci permette di osservare piu' dettagli ed e' interessante. Usando il flash hai assicurato ottima chiarezza e colori armoniosi nello spazio intero. Ci sono tante intrigatissimi dettagli, testimonianze della lunga storia della chiesa. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
    Ourania

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Autumn in the Tatra Mountains

    Autumn in the Tatra Mountains
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 463 W: 0 N: 898] (6622)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 10:09]
    Hello Piotr,
    this view is breathtaking indeed! Your trek to this height must have been both challenging and rewarding and you really made the most of this privileged vantage point. The play of rugged and ethereal textures, of light and shadow as well as movement and stillness is absolutely fascinating. You managed light and colours in an admirable way. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • IranIran
    Title: Room of Mirrors-Persian Brilliance

    Room of Mirrors-Persian Brilliance
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3030 W: 103 N: 5268] (23601)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 10:00]
    Hello Klaudio,
    I'm afraid my technical knowledge doesn't permit me to see the side effect of your CPL and guess what the photo would look like without it. I like very much the soft dark tones and the suggestive atmosphere, the effects of the light and the hide and seek of the bright reflections are really fascinating. The details are very rewarding. I love the workshop picture too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Wide Open SpacesSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Wide Open Spaces
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4064 W: 7 N: 6267] (47320)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1566 W: 0 N: 3834] (18933) [2014-11-21 9:50]
    Hello Brian,
    I think that I have mentioned before that, although I have been to the Grand Canyon three times, I have only photographed it on film - and badly! I found it rather hazy and difficult to capture the immense landscape. You always show excellent images from the canyon, perhaps in part to your expert PP work. The well lit orange/red rock formation is the centre of attention here but, by including some interesting FG and the distant horizon, you give the sense of scale very well. Beautifully photographed.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Nordic BluesCanon EOS 650D

    Nordic Blues
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 0 N: 6509] (23261)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2964 W: 5 N: 5946] (29263) [2014-11-21 9:46]
    Hello Harriet,
    this photo is so atmospheric, it conveys the winter mood and illustrates your note very effectively. If one takes a look at your recent posts, they'll see a fascinating study on light, from the warm and invigorating light of summer we follow the changes in seasons and weather conditions to arrive at this view, where the beach is dark and cold tones dominate the frame. You achieved great clarity and depth, I like very much the crack in the cloudscape and the reflections. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great weekend,
    Ourania

  • ChinaChina
    Title: 'Happy Families'Canon EOS 1100D

    'Happy Families'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6224 W: 61 N: 18125] (81673)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1566 W: 0 N: 3834] (18933) [2014-11-21 9:45]
    Hello Stephen,
    A picture that makes me smile. Each character is lost in their own thoughts. The dog sitting on the chair is actually looking the most alert. The sunglasses and parts of their clothing add a dash of vivid colour which works well against the darker BG.
    Very well seen and taken.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lake Crescent paintingCanon T1i

    Lake Crescent painting
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 1 N: 2749] (11351)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1566 W: 0 N: 3834] (18933) [2014-11-21 9:42]
    Hello Ray,
    A superb reflection giving a painterly effect. The green shades are beautiful and the exposure spot on.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Bad Reichenhall

    Bad Reichenhall
    jurek1951 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2586 W: 167 N: 5621] (41209)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1566 W: 0 N: 3834] (18933) [2014-11-21 9:39]
    Hello Georg,
    I am fascinated by this picture. The processing has given a very lovely, luminous effect. The colours are harmonious especially against the dramatic sky. A very good view of this street.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Under the Pier

    Under the Pier
    bobsmith Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 10] (65)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1566 W: 0 N: 3834] (18933) [2014-11-21 9:36]
    Hello Bob,
    The symmetry and lovely colours makes this almost an abstract picture. I like the way that the sky and reflections have merged into a lovely backdrop for the rusty looking pier.
    Very good image - TFS.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Nordic BluesCanon EOS 650D

    Nordic Blues
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 0 N: 6509] (23261)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1566 W: 0 N: 3834] (18933) [2014-11-21 9:31]
    Hello Harriet,
    This is lovely. The layers of blue tinged clouds are very well reflected in the water and conveying a feeling of coldness. The rather rickety looking pier is an essential part of the composition and forms a very nice diagonal.
    Beautiful.
    Kind Regards, Ann

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