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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: WAITING THE TAX

    WAITING THE TAX
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9025 W: 175 N: 14482] (64918)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:40]
    Hi Jorge
    of yes, this brings back alot of memories!
    driving past these large trucks on the hwy with only an inch to spare on either side going 100 km\hr..yikes!

    I have to hand it to the locals though, they know how to dress up their trucks, its a cultural theme for sure. You would never see such things here in Canada.
    fun shot
    cheers
    Craig

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Lady in Pink (for Abmdsudi)Nikon D800

    Lady in Pink (for Abmdsudi)
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 848 W: 1 N: 1225] (9183) *



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:35]
    Hi Kasia
    how on earth did I miss this one in your gallery?
    glad I happened to stumble on it now.

    so you had a 10 hour layover, did you stress out time-wise when you were in the city, fearful of not getting back to the airport in time? Because once you leave the gate, you then have to re-check in and go through security ALL OVER AGAIN right? that would suck, but the benefit is you get to explore the city a bit.

    and looking at your WS photos, you certainly had the right idea to get creative and try some panning. Love the WS photo's of the engines, I never knew they were that large!

    the final result of this main post is kind of haunting, but in a good way. love the rainbow of colours and the streaking visual effect. awesome!
    cheers
    Craig

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Retiens ton souffleNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Retiens ton souffle
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6816 W: 0 N: 6943] (80646)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 4:35]
    Hello Serge,
    You observed this moment very nicely. I think this kind of close-up tells us more than a wider view of people re-enacting an ancient battle. It's a well composed photo, nicely cropped and with very good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Leaving PorosNikon D 90

    Leaving Poros
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12001 W: 1007 N: 23128] (114585)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:31]
    Hi Chris
    excellent shot, even the small buildings way off into the bg look very sharp and well defined.
    the orange rooftops dominate the scene, other than the blue waters of course.

    bright, colourful, sharp, clear, its got it all. and the speedboat provides some fun action to the scene.
    cheers
    Craig

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Canal of the fortressCanon EOS 60D

    Canal of the fortress
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10012 W: 378 N: 8548] (97979)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:29]
    Hi Jean
    hmmmm....when I think of canals like this, Greece doesn't really come to mind right away.

    We don't get to see canals from this country on TE, so this is a bonus for sure.

    and it looks like another sweet day in Greek Paradise with this weather too. Lots of bright light, the blues and greens come alive in the warmth of the day.
    sharp and clear image.
    cheers
    craig

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Pont couvertNikon D-300

    Pont couvert
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6816 W: 0 N: 6943] (80646)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:26]
    Hi Serge
    we don't get to see many wooden covered bridges anymore, they seem to be going extinct like the dinosaurs.

    I like the way the lighting strikes the middle portions of the frame, and the river its a beautiful addition to the nature scene. love that bridge the most though.
    cheers
    craig

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: 600th: Crkva Svetog NikoleCanon EOS Kiss X4

    600th: Crkva Svetog Nikole
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3474 W: 91 N: 8890] (37177)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:23]
    Hi Mariusz
    first of all, congrats on reaching 600 posts, only 400 more to go for that huge milestone haha. I'm sure you'll get there.
    I've always enjoyed viewing your shots, so lets hope you do reach 1000.

    you know what i like about this one right away? the tiles on the ground, they look like a checkers board game :)

    another focal point for me is the colourful flag in its red white and blue.

    great to have the clouds in the bg and the vertical compo works well too. lovely shot
    cheers
    craig

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Above the bay...Canon EOS 30D

    Above the bay...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6489 W: 157 N: 9598] (98503)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:17]
    Hi Krzysztof
    Malta seems to have a huge rise in tourists lately, its become a very popular spot.

    I can clearly remember walking these streets, just as you have done here.

    its actually hard to photograph in such lighting conditions, the sky and light can be very hard to control and easy to overexpose. your shot looks great. lots of blue and the yellow/white buildings look fine too. thanks for this one
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nikon D5

    maison médiévale
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10841 W: 0 N: 14972] (143066)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:13]
    Hi Nicolas
    so this is a medieval mansion? I'd love to get a look on the inside. Did you go in?

    it almost looks like an old barn or something :)
    its also got that timber wood construction look too.
    very photogenic, i'm glad they put out some red flowers because otherwise there are not many other colours around.
    excellent subject to post. well done
    cheers
    Craig

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: motorheadNikon D3200

    motorhead
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1838 W: 34 N: 2842] (17160)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:11]
    Hi Benny
    well, i'm glad you took the time to shoot it and post it here.
    worth every bit of effort, its pretty darn cool.
    has a nice mixture of chrome and ol' time dirt/grime on the spedometer. excellent subject to post, well done
    cheers
    Craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Putting Cullen on the TE MapPentax K3

    Putting Cullen on the TE Map
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 4:03]
    Hello Craig,
    What a very conventional photo, and how very nice it is. ;-)
    You would have been totally incompetent not to include the couple on the bench in the foreground, so it honors you that you grabbed the opportunity. They add so much to the view, which for sure is pleasant enough in its own right. Fine light and colors and fine workshops too.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Darlington & FrontenacSony DSC HX400v

    Darlington & Frontenac
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6346 W: 53 N: 10547] (37844)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 4:03]
    Hi Lars
    interesting how you're father is posting shots of NYC, while you're still posting from Canada :)

    we can tell how strong the light was here, a bit harsh in this mid daylight - but what can you do right?

    having never been here myself, I just love seeing the street life, and how the city is laid out.
    certainly a different perspective here, and its a good one.
    there is alot packed into the scene, lots of visual interest.
    cheers
    Craig

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Manhattan Bridges part 1.1Sony ILCE6300

    Manhattan Bridges part 1.1
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3243 W: 306 N: 3498] (13910)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 3:59]
    Hi Rob
    yes, an interesting point made about the wire to protect people from jumping. The Golden Gate bridge in SF has no such protective wire, and its the #1 bridge in the world for committing suicide. In fact, along the bridge deck are signs telling people to call for help if you're depressed, and there are phones available on the bridge itself.

    I like how you placed the ESB in the middle of your shot, and I like the W shaped crosses and how the metal all gets entangled with each other. fun shot
    cheers
    Craig

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Woman and lighthouse.Sony Alpha 6000

    Woman and lighthouse.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12397 W: 298 N: 24434] (98427)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 3:54]
    Hi Danos
    what the heck happened to the rest of the lighthouse! haha
    this has to be the shortest lighthouse I have ever seen :)

    But I guess it still has its primary function.
    its nice to see the clouds in the bg, they provide alot of depth, as do the mountains.

    the lighting is A+, and i enjoy the calm atmosphere with the lady looking outwards into the sea. lovely shot
    cheers
    Craig

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Western Mountains

    Western Mountains
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 3:51]
    Hi Gert
    yeah, selfies are the rage aren't they, but like everything else i'm sure in time that will fade away - or at least I hope so.

    sad to hear that now that lake is polluted, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

    Looking at your shot here, i can only imagine how busy with people it would be today. I'm sure during the day time hours its quite hectic.

    looks hard to get a good angle and pov, so i certainly take that into account here. always fun to re-live these trips from years past, and we get to share that with you too.
    very cool
    cheers
    Craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Reminders of times pastCanon EOS 1100D

    Reminders of times past
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 63 N: 21974] (100000)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 3:46]
    Hi Stephen
    first of all, congrats on reaching a huge milestone of 100,000 TE points! thats quite impressive! and you're actually at that number today! lets hope for 200,000 haha

    love this abandoned building. so its an old clothing store, I wonder if there are still old manequins and old clothes inside, too bad you can't get in to take a look :)

    nice to see the marks and faded paint on the walls, gives the scene that old time feel.
    excellent subject
    cheers
    craig

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: SzegedCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Szeged
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4536 W: 83 N: 7725] (59155)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432) [2016-08-25 3:42]
    Hi Daniel
    I always enjoy seeing new photos in your gallery.
    Hungary is a country thats up on my travel list as well.
    you show us a sweet postcard style shot, and thats perfectly alright with me.

    the clouds give alot of visual interest as well, not only the bridge and church. three main focal points here.
    lovely shot with the atmosphere
    cheers
    Craig

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: SzegedCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Szeged
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4536 W: 83 N: 7725] (59155)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 2:16]
    Hello Daniel,
    So this was what kept you away from the site. This is a very nice composition. It has a postcard shape but doesn't quite look like an ordinary postcard. They usually don't show such a cloudy sky and a relative lack of beautiful buildings. I like this kind much better, where the river and the bridge get most attention and the large church is only seen in the background. In spite of the clouds the light is perfect and the photo has a very nice light blue tone.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Crveni krovovi na kisi ...Nikon D300

    Crveni krovovi na kisi ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7695 W: 2517 N: 13563] (61158)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:43]
    Hello Pavle,
    I can imagine the rain was well needed at the end of the summer. Rain can also benefit photos because of the mild colours created by the dark clouds and the haze of the water. This is a pleasant scenery and a well exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Ferry at SunsetNikon D 90

    Ferry at Sunset
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12001 W: 1007 N: 23128] (114585)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:39]
    Hello Chris,
    The small ferry is nice and the lights create a quite cosy atmosphere on board. More important is that the lights and the purple sky have created fantastic reflections. This is a very well exposed evening photo with superb colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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