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  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Brisbane - 1981 -  10Minolta X-700

    Brisbane - 1981 - 10
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6664 W: 108 N: 11910] (55228)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2014-03-27 2:21]
    Hi Pierre,
    Interesting that you should post this photo now. I work in the building next door to this, in Brisbane. The building in this photo is the former court house, and is currently in the process of being demolished. It is fenced and covered in scaffolding, with workers dismantling the concrete with a demolition crane and heavy machinery. A new court complex has been built further down the street. In a few weeks the building in your photo will be completely removed. Three towers, one over eighty floors tall will be built on this site over the coming years. Thanks for the historic photo of a site which is soon to look drastically different.
    Matt

  • SpainSpain
    Title: CathedralCanon EOS Rebel XT

    Cathedral
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 100 N: 196] (2433)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1451 W: 83 N: 1815] (9546) [2013-08-23 20:17]
    Lovely architecture. the dark sky adds so much to the picture as it allows the building to stand out well. Well done. Sothy

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Bahai Temple, HaifaNikon D7000

    Bahai Temple, Haifa
    Alan_Kolnik Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 32 N: 47] (545)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1451 W: 83 N: 1815] (9546) [2013-08-23 20:16]
    Beautiful!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Aya Sophya with FountainPentax Me Super

    Aya Sophya with Fountain
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9840 W: 992 N: 18669] (94828)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2013-07-04 5:54]
    Hi Chris,

    Great classic photo of the Hagia Sophia, I didn't get inside but was able to tour the Blue Mosque. Both are such imposing and ornate buildings. I admire their clever lines and curves, more so then other gaudy architecture (some shires and temples in other parts of the world) I find that these middle eastern designs get the aesthetic balance right. I really enjoyed Istanbul and will return there for more. I hope life is good in Turkey.

    Matt

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Giant

    Giant
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4985 W: 81 N: 12568] (73743)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2013-07-04 5:43]
    Hi Malgorzata,

    Lovely photo of far North Queensland. I am glad you made it to this region, and hopefully onto the reef for a snorkel or a dive. I went here again last year, it is so beautiful and scenic. In the wet season the volume of water here is huge, covering most of this cliff face. It's a great day trip to ride the train and skyrail. Well done, a great visit. Did you see the butterflies in Kuranda?

    Matt

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: SkylineCanon EOS Rebel T1i

    Skyline
    lipscer Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 35] (478)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2013-07-04 5:26]
    Hi Eric,

    A good skyline photo of Brisbane. Ten years ago the white tower with the black stripes (Central Plaza) was the tallest building, many have passed it now. A beautiful blue sky really does well to serve as a backdrop to the shard like buildings. Great use of telephoto zoom.

    Matt

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Thin red line

    Thin red line
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4985 W: 81 N: 12568] (73743)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2013-06-03 6:49]
    Hi Malgorzata,

    Glad to see you had a few encounters with Brisbane. A great, bold image here of one of the new big buildings, the Infinity Tower. I hope you enjoyed your time in the city and Australia in general and that the weather was good for you. It seems like you visited many iconic and diverse places on your trip. A great photo!

    Matt

  • PolandPoland
    Title: View Of Wroclaw And SkyscraperCanon EOS Rebel T2i

    View Of Wroclaw And Skyscraper
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2740 W: 59 N: 2895] (33179)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:19] [+]
    Hi Barbara,

    A colourful image of this Polish skyline. I like in particular the green and reds of the buildings below. The imposing tower is eye catching and iconic to the area I am sure. They are building a similar one where I live. I want to see more of Poland, a visit for a few days was not at all enough. All the best.

    Matt

  • IranIran
    Title: ShirgahNikon D3100

    Shirgah
    mohammad_H Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 765 W: 132 N: 1596] (8814)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:16]
    Hello Seyed,

    A bold landscape here is taken from a wonderful vantage point. The sky is full of life and colour. I like the variety in the green colour spectrum and the river which helps bring the image together. The bridge is a good iconic centrepiece to the photo. Excellent photo.

    Matt

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Waiting for departure

    Waiting for departure
    cigdom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 69 N: 209] (2592)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:12]
    Hi Cigdem,

    A good portrayal of this famous German city. My parents have visited and were impressed by the architecture and friendly people. A good rich photo with lots of diverse elements. It's of a good professional standard. TFS!

    Matt

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: The tree & the fencecanon EOS350D

    The tree & the fence
    janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 0 N: 226] (2482)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:10]
    Hello JWM,

    I like the stark beauty of this composition. The lone tree is quite a symbol of isolation. The old fence provides a good foreground. Simple, sharp and clear image with a good level of impact.

    Matt

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Istanbul skylineRicoh XR10

    Istanbul skyline
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 779 W: 71 N: 2085] (10197)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:09]
    Hi Ian,

    What a great, bold photo of Istanbul. I only spent 3 days there but was blown away by the sights and sounds. Hope to go back for more. Yours is a colourful and rich image, true to the place.

    Matt

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Country Autumn RoadFinePix HS20EXR

    Country Autumn Road
    mvdisco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1596 W: 68 N: 1535] (17670) *



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:08]
    Hi Michel,

    Wow, a riot of colour and life! The road is very well placed in my opinion. I like the scattering of leaves, the play of light and shadow and the vertical lines provided by the many tree trunks. The sharpness and quality is excellent, a fine production! All the best Michel,

    Matt

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Home of the sunsetCanon EOS 60D

    Home of the sunset
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8193 W: 381 N: 8016] (81314) *



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:05]
    Hi Jean,

    Hmmmmm, lovely. Such a skillfully captured image. I like the passing boat, the texture of the rippled sea and the palm trees to the side. The clouds blocking the sun give an interesting backdrop. A great collection of elements.

    Matt

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Sixth Anniversary on TrekearthNikon D200

    Sixth Anniversary on Trekearth
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6000 W: 457 N: 10393] (34795)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:03]
    Hi Bulent,

    Excellent work, it's been wonderful having you as part of the TE community for this time. Hope there are many more years and postings from around the world still to come. An eerie yet elegant photo here of the misty gardens. Lots of good colour and texture to observe. Well done, and all the best.

    Matt

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Dutch Country side 12Canon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Dutch Country side 12
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18468 W: 499 N: 31760] (135758)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 21:01]
    Hi John,

    Superb natural setting. The glassy blue reflection is delightful. Nice to see the sheep drinking in the still rural air. Such a welcome image to any city dweller. A fine and rewarding image.

    All the best,

    Matt

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: PINNACLE

    PINNACLE
    thebest Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 0 N: 804] (4272)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-10 20:59]
    Hi Dawn,

    A fine image of this towering peak over the calm waters below. Interesting foreground and natural setting. I like the soft colours of pastel tones that fill this photo. Elegant and timeless.

    Matt

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Toaster

    The Toaster
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5103 W: 367 N: 10721] (52729)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-03 19:56]
    Hi Lisa,

    As a town planner I agree that this structure is very unremarkable and doesn't do the location any favours. I think the Blues Point Tower is much worse. As a visitor to Sydney this complext seems to merge into the background and the Harbour and iconic opera and bridge command so much attention visually that these buildings shown here don't really stand out. Would have been a good spot for a wedge of public parkland I think. Good photo taken with some great afternoon light and masterful reflections. Have a good one.

    Matt

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Veadeiros nº 047 - CARIOQUINHAS (III)!Nikon D80 DSLR

    Veadeiros nš 047 - CARIOQUINHAS (III)!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8610 W: 56 N: 11359] (61538) *



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-03 19:51]
    Hi Neyvan,

    Wow, what a great location. The colour range is wonderful. I am sure there is some incredible wild life in this are, lots of parrots and birds I think. I will make the effort to visit South America in the future, maybe in a few years time. Excellent dynamic image, a great natural setting.

    Matt

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Beautiful butterflyCANNON EOS 550D

    Beautiful butterfly
    hidibyendu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 88 W: 0 N: 109] (871)



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    Matthew-Watt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 332 N: 1693] (6043) [2012-11-03 19:49]
    Hello Dibyendu,

    An inviting image of this colourful butterfly.
    The texture of the rocks around it makes for very nice surrounds. Very sharp and well managed image. Your selective focus has done well to highlight the subject and make it stand out sharply. Regards,

    Matt

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