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  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: ~ Mahdia at dawn ~Nikon D70s

    ~ Mahdia at dawn ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5145 W: 152 N: 11468] (50554)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-11 2:40]
    Hello Abmdsudi

    Blue and yellow always works as a contrast and is attractive to the eye. Very well exposed foreground too with enough detail of the buildings coming through the shadows. Sharp and noise free - always difficult in low light. Well done.

    Cheers

    Mike


  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Misty afternoonCANNON EOS 550D

    Misty afternoon
    freedahu Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 35] (204)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-11 2:37]
    Hello Serge

    A nicely composed image with graduated layers from dark to light giving depth and dividing the image into graphic shapes. A shot that it would be so hard to expose right but you have managed it very well here.

    cheers

    Mike

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Winter in MonochromeNikon D-300

    Winter in Monochrome
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3924 W: 237 N: 8929] (36169)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-11 2:34]
    Hello Bev

    I like the use of the wall as a line and I like how the line of trees dips down. Together these two factors divide the shot into distinct areas of light an dark creating graphic structure and shape in doing so.

    The icy winds of the polar north do indeed make the place feel more than a little monochrome - even when the sun shines, the high contrast from a sun hanging low in the sky shining directly at you renders the world monochrome at various points throughout the day. Makes it hard to take decent images!

    Cheers

    Mike

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: YSony DSC HX200v

    Y
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8441 W: 117 N: 15998] (87202)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-11 2:27]
    Ciao Luciano

    Y indeed! Nice graphically composed overhead shot. The steps give texture as do the roof tiles. I like it - I would not ask why - I would say why not!

    Take care

    Mike

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Looking for knowledgeCanon Digital Ixus 750

    Looking for knowledge
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4463 W: 338 N: 9620] (49004)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-11 2:24]
    Hello Gert

    Yes - I suppose of the three images this one is compositionally the best and provides the human presence required for street images. It tells a story in a more immediate sense, a story amplified by the title. That's not to say that street images with no people present have little to say. I liked the third image that you originally contemplated for posting. There is a contrast between 'anticariat' (antique store in Romanian I believe) and the ice cream stall. The old dated book stall that in the digital age some might argue is a thing of the past - I carry about 40 books around on my tablet with me but I can only read one at a time, though I tend to dip in and out of various books unless its a book of fiction. Then the ice cream stall - an age of leisure suggested but no one joining in at that stall either - quite a tension and a comment on cultural change in a subtle way - for me a far stronger message than the mere search for knowledge from yesteryear which may well be irrelevant today.

    A thought, provoking series of images! Thanks for sharing - take care.

    Cheers

    Mike

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The Castle of ArraiolosFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    The Castle of Arraiolos
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5698 W: 64 N: 10708] (43903)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-10 4:37]
    Hello Ana

    Great image. I like the contrast of light and shade and the way you have framed the castle using the shadow and crowned it with the clouds. It creates a great overall composition. Well done.

    Mike

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A romantic corner for dinner.Canon EOS 5 D

    A romantic corner for dinner.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11828 W: 291 N: 23516] (94310)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-10 4:35]
    Hello Danos

    A well captured low light shot of this romantic scene. I could imagine this as an oil painting.

    Well done

    Cheers

    Mike

  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
    Title: ~ cheeky chap ~Nikon D70s

    ~ cheeky chap ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5145 W: 152 N: 11468] (50554)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-10 4:34]
    Hello Abmdsudi

    A cheeky chap indeed! Perfectly captured catchlights in the eyes.

    Well done

    Cheers

    Mike

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Going on a tram tripCanon EOS 350D

    Going on a tram trip
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3522 W: 59 N: 4193] (26809)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-10 4:32]
    Hello KAri

    Nice colourful capture of these childrens.I remember the trams in Australia well. They were free to use as you hopped on and off around Melbourne's central business district.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mike

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Old Town Market PlaceNikon D200

    Old Town Market Place
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 424 W: 35 N: 879] (3740)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-10 4:29]
    Hello Karolina

    Nice low light photography that creates great warmth in the colours. Well done.

    Mike

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Great Court

    The Great Court
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1762 W: 0 N: 4440] (21674)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 127] (448) [2016-02-10 4:28]
    Hello Ann

    I have a photo almost identical to this one that made use of shadows to cast a pattern as yours does. Great minds think alike and we are no lesser minds for thinking the same way!

    Very carefully chosen POV that allows the lines of the roof to continue almost uninterrupted as they become shadow.

    TFS

    Mike

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Trulli, trulli, trulliSony Alpha 77

    Trulli, trulli, trulli
    king Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 334 W: 58 N: 340] (3155)



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    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 157 N: 6198] (25488) [2016-02-08 14:34]
    Hello,

    Very interesting Architecture. Love the depth of the landscape here and the landmark of the two close up trulli give strong depth and enhanced the composition perfectly.

    W

  • MaliMali
    Title: Lost among the dunes

    Lost among the dunes
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4463 W: 338 N: 9620] (49004)



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    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 157 N: 6198] (25488) [2016-02-08 14:30]
    Hello Gert,

    Another beautiful oldies. Way before many of us ever heard about the country. Now there are plenty of images we see everywhere. Excellent quality as always.

    W

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Canon EOS 60D

    Study No 2 for Miró
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 25 N: 8156] (29235)



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    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 157 N: 6198] (25488) [2016-02-08 14:28]
    Hi Noel,

    Very colorful and beautiful design stain glass. Looks more like a painting than stained glass. Love the intensity of the colors.

    W

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Royal CastleNikon D200

    Royal Castle
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 424 W: 35 N: 879] (3740)



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    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 157 N: 6198] (25488) [2016-02-08 14:26]
    Karolina,

    Beautiful color and contrast on this image. Love the warm colors and the blue sky. The Christmas tree adds to the festivities of the scene.

    W

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Catheral Rock

    Catheral Rock
    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 157 N: 6198] (25488)



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    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1392 W: 28 N: 3194] (20374) [2016-02-07 11:14]
    Hy Way,
    Very nice light on these beautiful rocks. I'd love to visit this place one day !
    Have a nice week,
    Olivier

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Canal de Cannaregio II

    Canal de Cannaregio II
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5111 W: 276 N: 9109] (74789)



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    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1392 W: 28 N: 3194] (20374) [2016-02-07 11:12]
    Bonsoir Denis,
    Un grand classique de Venise que cette vue sur un des canaux de la cité. Le plus ici c'est la lumière subtile qui éclaire les façades. C'est très beau !
    Amicalement,
    Olivier

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Couleurs d'un matinCanon Powershot A640

    Couleurs d'un matin
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4227 W: 287 N: 6419] (43370)



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    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1392 W: 28 N: 3194] (20374) [2016-02-07 11:06]
    Bonjour Gildas,
    Belles teintes rosées de début du jour qui magnifient cette scène de rue matinale.
    Amicalement,
    Olivier

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Church of Panagia KapnikareaCanon EOS 60D

    Church of Panagia Kapnikarea
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7865 W: 597 N: 14380] (67245)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5111 W: 276 N: 9109] (74789) [2016-02-06 12:25]
    Hello Ike ;
    It is an incredible sight of this ancient church surrounded by the modern buildings ; the contrast is stunning .
    Regards

  • SpainSpain
    Title: A street in FornalutxPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    A street in Fornalutx
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5538 W: 5 N: 9358] (43153)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5111 W: 276 N: 9109] (74789) [2016-02-06 12:20]
    Hola Luis ,
    I remember very well this charming village near Soller , with the beautiful tonalities of the old stoned houses , the paved streets ...
    A fine view here , well framed and exposed .
    regards


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