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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Like a shelf of booksSony DSC HX200v

    Like a shelf of books
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8429 W: 117 N: 15978] (87108)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480) [2016-02-09 23:43]
    Hi Luciano
    That's highly compact and chaotic masses of the old dwelling from corner to corner decently captured with great colours, lighting and contrast. Well done.
    Best regards


  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Pink and redCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Pink and red
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480) [2016-02-09 23:34]
    Hi Gert
    Splash of colours is the main subject of interest here, a visually catchy and passionate warmth of colour with good people interaction. A capture to feast the eyes.... Wonderful take, Congrats
    Best wishes

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: looking through the trembling glass

    looking through the trembling glass
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480) [2016-02-09 21:26]
    Hi Ourania
    You've caught him timely when the ambient is at its premium quality - a subtle morning light enveloped by striking steely dark water and lovely how eventually the splash of vivid red settles the focus there. It's wisely cropped, super colour contrast along with gorgeous reflections which lends this the extra cutting edge. A fruitful time you've had which is beautifully illustrated here. Congrats.
    Best wishes


  • FranceFrance
    Title: Panasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Tour Génoise 2
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12590 W: 879 N: 22578] (95479)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 21:17]
    Hello Philippe.
    A splendid composition, with strong perspective effect, and well placed figures on the walking path. Lovely light and blue sky over this interesting coast.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: First Frost Day 16Canon EOS 5 D Mark II

    First Frost Day 16
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20493 W: 521 N: 34411] (148724)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 21:12]
    Hello John.
    Your 'classic' canal scene, with a new context of colour and light. Lovely colours and reflection, and the typical strong perspective effect. I like most the left side, where the sun is in front of the camera and casts lovely shadows of the trees. Very nice indeed.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: TurretsNikon D 90

    Turrets
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11421 W: 999 N: 22107] (109494)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 21:04]
    Hi Chris.
    I've uploaded a couple of roof-top shots recently, so was quite taken with this one. I like the simplicity of it, relying as it does on the textures of stone and two patterns of the turrets and stairs against the lovely blue of the sky. Superb sharpness and very good exposure of the highlights and shadows. The yellow warning sign doesn't spoil the pic in any way.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: ~ shooting the shooter ~Nikon D70s

    ~ shooting the shooter ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 21:01]
    Hello Abmdsudi.
    I just had to open this one because the title reminded me so much of a photo I uploaded years ago:
    http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/France/North/Ile-de-France//photo948087.htm
    Yours is a very subtle indoor shot with gentle highlights and rich, dark tones, but also an outdoor shot, well exposed to control the much brighter highlights and also the details on the photographer's clothing. The composition, therefore, is very interesting and successful, and the accidental inclusion of the man in no way lessens the impact of the interior of the mosque. Definitely worth taking the shot with the 'intruder' in it! Great note, too.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piccione curioso

    Piccione curioso
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3512 W: 27 N: 4093] (43523)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:50]
    Hi Carlo.
    Superb reflection shot, and excellent composition. Pigeon makes a great focal point, leaving us wondering what it's looking at. Very well done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Trulli, trulli, trulliSony Alpha 77

    Trulli, trulli, trulli
    king Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 326 W: 58 N: 316] (3071)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:48]
    Hello Huub.
    Terrific shot of this very interesting scene, with great note of explanation. I like very much the viewpoint between the palm leaves and the close-up roof tiles on the left. You exposed the shot very well for the whites, including the sky, and the crop is most appropriate. Excellent.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Drama over the SeaNikon D-300

    Drama over the Sea
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3916 W: 234 N: 8912] (36089)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:46]
    Hi Bev.
    Always useful to have your camera with you, especially to capture scenes like this as the Spring weather changes so quickly and dramatically. The higher res version makes it easier to view the channel of water winding its way to the horizon (or from it) with the sun glinting on its surface. Good exposure of the wonderful clouds, but I wonder if you could have drawn a little more detail out of the silhouetted shadowy area in the foreground.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Happy Chinese New Year!

    Happy Chinese New Year!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 0 N: 6656] (35471)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480) [2016-02-09 20:45]
    Hi Eleu
    Gong Xi Fa Cai - Year of the Monkey, a nice symbolic action shot - at least we have some red colour there - as red represents happiness and good luck! A real good ''explosive'' capture making a big impact in the night sky giving much to the viewer to enjoy. Well done, Congrats.
    Best wishes


  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: The Lonely RoadNikon D7200

    The Lonely Road
    bubublimbagan Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 15] (91)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:39]
    Hello Bubub
    A stark scene, made dramatic by the sky and the strong perspective effect of the road and the weathered-looking fence on either side.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: 'Carisbrooke', Potts PointCanon EOS 1100D

    'Carisbrooke', Potts Point
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7413 W: 63 N: 20895] (94835)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:37]
    Hi Stephen.
    Nicely taken from a good angle of view, and here the various coloured vehicles add something to the scene. To me, this looks almost like a street in Paddington, UK, architecturally speaking.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Torun pavement.

    Torun pavement.
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 1 N: 2539] (15224)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480) [2016-02-09 20:35]
    Hi Piotr
    Lovely bird-eye-view point that gives a totally diff perspective and almost a 2 D imagery. Focus is directed to the statue complemented by vivid red bounded by regimented beautiful patterns all working nicely as one entity. You've great contrast, side lighting and shadow. An imaginative capture so well executed, Congrats, tfs.
    Best wishes


  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Mary’s Bridge...Canon EOS 30D

    Mary’s Bridge...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6017 W: 157 N: 8736] (93793)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:34]
    Hello Krzysztof.
    I sense that I would have some problems with this bridge, as I'm not a great 'heights' person. I wonder what you were standing on to get this viewpoint. Superb shot, with good exposure of the detail in the rocks despite the strong contrast in the scene. It looks even more breathtaking in the high-resolution version. Well done, and interesting note.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ChinaChina
    Title: up around the bendNikon D3200

    up around the bend
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 34 N: 2673] (15871)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:31]
    Hi Benny.
    A beautiful sharp landscape with the added interest of the prayer wheel - thanks for your interesting note. I always like a scene where the eye is drawn from a close-up of something in the foreground (here, the lovely little, gently curved beach - do we see here why it's called the yellow river?) to distant grandeur. You positioned the tower beautifully in the composition. Quite exquisite and elegant, almost like a work of art from the region.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: looking through the trembling glass

    looking through the trembling glass
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:24]
    Hello Ourania.
    A very tranquil scene of daily life, making great use of the colour red! I suppose the circumstances you mention in the note have meant it could not be cropped in a way that placed the main subject a bit off-centre. Place it further to lower left corner and I imagine the background quay would enter the picture again! Never mind, it's a nice reflective image.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Finlayson ChurchCanon 7D

    Finlayson Church
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3521 W: 59 N: 4191] (26795)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:15]
    Hi Kari.
    Really nice shot; it staggers me that no one has yet offered a critique of this. What is wrong with people? You caught this scene in a wonderful late-winter sunshine, which creates the shadows and highlights the colour of the brick-work to make this a lovely architecture shot. Add in the small throng of people and the classic car, and you have the daily-life element as well. The only small problem with this photo is that it appears to have been actually enlarged for this page, rather than compressed (I looked at the original in a new tab) and has lost some sharpness.
    One further point - before I looked at the location, the name Finlayson made me think this was somewhere in the USA or UK, an anglophone country anyway, as I have always thought of it as a Scottish name. But perhaps it's Scandinavian, although perhaps not Finnish according to my tiny experience of your language!
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Another storm !Canon EOS 60D

    Another storm !
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9453 W: 378 N: 8321] (93193)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480) [2016-02-09 20:11]
    Hi Jean
    Superb action when the sea turns this into a very powerful waves beautifully breaking on the shore. Love the sharp angle of the beach, colouring and contrast but on the minus side i know the feeling only too well, trying to keep the filters clean is a nightmare. Very dramatic! well done for getting the shot. Congrats, tfs.
    Best wishes



  • SpainSpain
    Title: Beach of the cathedrals XINikon D3100

    Beach of the cathedrals XI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3261 W: 2 N: 7274] (39329)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-02-09 20:08]
    Hello Angel.
    Excellent composition and good timing. I love the repeated shapes of the rock 'bridges' and the reflected figure which emerged into the sunlight. I probably would have cloned out of the picture the man's legs on the right. But it doesn't spoil a thoughtfully composed and well exposed photo.
    Regards,
    Andrew

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