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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: FishermonkSony HX200v

    Fishermonk
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 89 N: 247] (2536)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 14:57] [+]
    Hi Aleksandar,

    This photo is simple, and nothing comes in between the man and the sea.

    It is straightforward. It is not sophisticated or complex.

    I would never have done this image.

    But I can really appreciate your own approach, and the feeling conveyed by such a candid depiction, as it forces the viewer to pay attention to this gentleman and coming up with an interpretation of what's going on. Not having read your note, I would have thought he was absorbed in a prayer, a meditating moment or a contemplative serenity.

    This image is simple, distant, not intrusive, but it catches the attention and communicate some kind of spirituality, even if he is busy fishing.

    A photo with lots of merit, probably because it leaves place for interpretation, for the contrast between the humble man facing an endless sea and the impression of remoteness and detachment.

    Cheers!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Montolieu, the village ...Canon EOS 1100D

    Montolieu, the village ...
    Giustiniani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 9 N: 363] (2960)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 14:40]
    Salut Magaly,

    Hallucinant village aux allures médiévales, dont le paysage semble lui servir d'écrin.

    Belle lumière, couleurs saturées mais sans débordement, un ciel dramatique à souhait, c'est du tout beau. Je trouve la composition efficace, avec un bon ratio village/paysage/ciel.

    Travail admirable.

    André

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Glowing lineCanon 7D

    Glowing line
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3310 W: 54 N: 3840] (24254)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 14:33]
    Hi Kari,

    I guess that I will have to join our colleagues perception and reveal without surprises that I also thought that your thumbnail was presenting a volcano. Now, I can appreciate the optical illusion and realize that it is a light show.

    Quite interesting conditions here, with the top of the mountain fully covered in a dense cloud/fog, while the middle shines under different conditions, like if their was two different micro-climates, layer wise.

    Unusual presentation, captured at the right moment - these phenomenon don't last forever, at least not with that intensity.

    Cheers!

    André

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: things to do when the sun doesn't shineNikon D300s

    things to do when the sun doesn't shine
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 121 N: 1752] (13918)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 14:25] [+]
    Ciao Cristina,

    I like your note, it made me laugh.

    As much as I am passionate about photography, my camera remains in my bag most of the time under such conditions, even while being in iconic places.... I just feel depressed and uninspired, knowing that my shots will not convey any special appeal, as without light, there is no photography.

    But you know what, I think that in some circumstances, the subject might suit the crappy weather, like this one you've nailed down. Look, the sky refuses to cooperate in any possible way, but this particular landscape do match the rainy and sad conditions, almost gaining a dramatic aura - like in a Ingmar Bergman movie... The Seventh Seal...

    despite any favorable conditions, you have achieved good contrasts, a wide grayscale range, and an interesting transparency on the shallow water that might have not been possible, should the light would have been different.

    Not a fan of black and white, but this shot has a vintage look that I can't explain, not coming from the subject itself, but from the finish, the impression.

    Quirky title.

    Cheers!

    André

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto tramNikon D60

    Porto tram
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3818 W: 83 N: 5784] (46964)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 14:02]
    Salut Daniel,

    Wow! for the colours, I just love these rich earthy tones and their combination with the crisp blue sky. Wow! for the nice and cool curvy perspective created by the rails, really well done. And the main subject is a classy one - I just love old trams - but it is the context in which you have captured it that make it so attractive.

    Overall, an eye-catching piece of work. Well done!

    André

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: For Lisa - A Funny Pizza StoryPentax K7

    For Lisa - A Funny Pizza Story
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4770 W: 88 N: 10930] (52920)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 9:28]
    Hi Craig,

    I think that all Italians have the same hot blooded temper, very dramatic in their reactions, whether they live in Montreal, San Francisco, Australia or their mother land. The kind of reaction that happened to you happens to me all the time, as these guys are all actors, reacting like an opera performer, just for the show. Short fused, expressive and always friendly nevertheless.

    I once had a zuppa di pesce at Luna in New York, asking for more bread in the middle of my meal to the server, only to be replied: "You had enough!!". Twenty seconds later, a basket full of bread was dropped on the table... I like Italians.

    The kitschy tiles mixed with slabs of marble scream Napoli, and the oven have a charm of its own. I like that you have captured the proud man in action, posing for the delighted tourists (that we all are...), and the masterpiece coming out of the flames. Now everyone looking at your shot will want to have a pizza for dinner, but nothing can come close to the real thing...

    Well done!

    André

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Hohenschwangau CastleCanon 400 D

    Hohenschwangau Castle
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6389 W: 241 N: 11016] (73704)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 9:11]
    Bonjour Jean-Jacques,

    Un château qui a l'apparence d'un jeu Lego (style néolegothique).

    Une vue un peu trop centrée (on en fait tous, parfois volontairement), sans doute dans le but de présenter l'ensemble des remparts. Peut-être aussi que le format panoramique amplifie l'impression pour le château d'être placé au beau milieu de la composition, seul élément imposant de par sa hauteur dans un cadre bien horizontal.

    Ciel parsemé d'un linceul vaporeux qui évite une masse trop imposante de bleu.

    Bonne soirée!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Swooshing By The PoolPentax K5

    Swooshing By The Pool
    Bartleby Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1556 W: 182 N: 1544] (13528)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 8:49] [+]
    Salut Phil,

    Je vois celle-ci et je m'aperçois que j'en ai manqué quelques-unes entre temps... J'y reviendrai.

    Assez impressionnant comme effet, parce que peu exploité et très dramatique. Quand on voit l'application de ce filtre, c'est surtout pour les landscapes, mais ça en jète tout autant (sinon plus) dans ce contexte urbain/désolation.

    Pertinent et bien utilisé.

    J'aime la réflexion sur la surface de l'eau, qui étant aussi floue que le ciel, donne une impression d'hyper netteté sur le tremplin et les autres éléments statiques.

    Mais bro, yo, what's going on with your horizon... You can't mess around with water level man, you will create a worldwide tsunami!!!

    À bientôt l'ami!

    André

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: be beautiful

    be beautiful
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4250 W: 108 N: 3237] (30532)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-26 6:21]
    Hi Wolfgang,

    We all find captivating roadside barbers in India, the small hole in the wall for men's grooming in Turkey, or the vintage barbershops in Italy, but we don't pay attention to the hair salons in our western world (and everything else to which the word exoticism isn't applicable).

    But your photo surely made my eyebrows going upwards, realising that their is beauty and interest in most commonplaces.

    About two months ago, Jason Cowling (jcpix) was showcasing a photo taken in a supermarket, at the level of the shopping cart, offering a fresh perspective on probably the most mundane location. I have a similar impression looking at your image, feeling like an observer, rather than an actor when visiting one of these places. It's a storytelling shot, like a microcosm enclosing a sample of society in general, most of them busy with their phones, looking happy in their own bubble.

    The place in itself is quite interesting, looking industrial; small but efficient, with free Wi-Fi...

    Cheers!

    André

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Offerings in the morning

    Offerings in the morning
    Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2022 W: 225 N: 2754] (27663) *



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-24 0:46] [+]
    Salut Marc,

    Cette photo semble intemporelle, tant dans la les éléments qui la composent que dans le traitement post-process.

    J'ai déjà reçu une critique qui m'instruisait de ne jamais photographier quelqu'un de dos, mais rien n'est plus faux; une telle prise de vue porte en elle un message tout à fait différent, alors que le sujet a tout autant à offrir, non seulement de par sa silhouette unique, mais aussi dans son rapport avec le lieu, son rôle dans la composition, comme ici, nous faisant pénétrer dans cette perspective empreinte de mystère.

    J'aime beaucoup comment la lumière vient raser les murs, et un superbe détail, le contour du crâne illuminé qui aide à définir le sujet dans une zone sombre.

    Excellent boulot!

    André

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Fire And IceCanon 6D

    Fire And Ice
    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 52 N: 864] (4496)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31442) [2014-08-24 0:35]
    Hi Clark,

    You must have your Canadian citizenship by now...

    I am so jealous of this one, as the light and colours are sublime. Everything is at the right place and in right proportions. I photographed this mountain myself, but without the foreground that you have introduced so cleverly, it doesn't have a fraction of the majestic beauty of yours.

    Very admirable work. Now I am missing my country more than ever...

    Cheers!

    André

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Durbar Square woman

    Durbar Square woman
    Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2022 W: 225 N: 2754] (27663)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-23 1:35]
    I love her body language, the way she holds her hands. And she is lovely against the dark background, I would have maybe cropped a little of the top away though. Splendid portrait!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Eco - ParkCanon SX 240 HS

    Eco - Park
    dushdushyant Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 2 N: 10] (50)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-23 1:33] [+]
    The skies are beautiful you have some nice tones here, but you also have a tilt. With your fione framing and text work I think this justifies to set it right.

  • NepalNepal
    Title: L'homme et l'enfant

    L'homme et l'enfant
    Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2022 W: 225 N: 2754] (27663) *



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-22 2:01] [+]
    Another excellent black and white image, I like the onlooker in the bokehed background, I would have also liked to see the entire foot on the child :(

  • BangladeshBangladesh
    Title: Wonder boyNikon D 7100

    Wonder boy
    sifat_noor (16)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-22 1:57]
    Your young subject poses nicely for you making a natural portrait, the colours pole adds some texture and balance. And there was me thinking it was all cricket in Bangladesh

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ confused ~Nikon D70s

    ~ confused ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4030 W: 141 N: 9283] (40174)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-22 1:54]
    Now this could be one of would love in my gallery, it has everlasting all over it :)
    A joy to witness and enjoy

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ Happy Photography Day | After A Hunt ~Nikon Coolpix 5600

    ~ Happy Photography Day | After A Hunt ~
    subhendu_bagchi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2605 W: 162 N: 4718] (25316)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-22 1:52]
    I am just going to echo what has already been said here. The photo is splendid the light, the composition , but the watermark just ruins it for me. As will says if sow one wants to steal a low res image their welcome to it.

  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
    Title: The Icon of KhivaCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    The Icon of Khiva
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7749 W: 324 N: 15577] (54909) *



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-22 1:48]
    Excellent composition, choice of POV and colours. The minarets really stand out against that beautiful sky!

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Namaste

    Namaste
    Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2022 W: 225 N: 2754] (27663)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-22 1:45]
    Very nice double portrait of grandmother and child, black and white is well executed.
    Namaste!

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Nepal railway : first class

    Nepal railway : first class
    Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2022 W: 225 N: 2754] (27663)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361) [2014-08-22 1:42]
    This is a nice series that you are creating here

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