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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Blair Drummond HouseCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Blair Drummond House
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4547] (18344)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 16:42]
    Hi John
    another beautiful piece of work here.
    this has fairy-tale written all over it.

    really like the way the trees and leaves cover the house, or should i say mansion?

    but this place shouldn't have anything to hide :)

    looking at how large the mansion is, its surprising how small and tiny the windows are!

    another lovely presentation John, the lighting and colors are very attractive
    cheers
    craig

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: A Forest of Glass IICanon EOS 60D

    A Forest of Glass II
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2476 W: 12 N: 5802] (20169) *



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 16:37]
    Hi Noel
    great looking shot here my friend.
    its easy to see why so many people have already liked it.

    to get those colors out of the stained glass in the photo is A+ - and its harder to do than you think.

    the grey looking color is such an effective backdrop too, a great contrast.

    awesome indoor shot!
    cheers
    craig

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La galerie des cartesNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    La galerie des cartes
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4676 W: 0 N: 4317] (53863)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 16:19]
    Hi Serge
    haha...yes, another spot that you and I visited nearly the same day :)

    this was a wonderful place to visit wasn't it.
    lots of photos to be taken up along that ceiling,
    love the golds, the depth, and long perspectives.
    nice capture.

    cheers
    craig

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Newfoundland - 2014 -14Nikon D300

    Newfoundland - 2014 -14
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6581 W: 108 N: 11801] (54632)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 16:17]
    Hi Peirre
    I heard today that its suppose to reach 30 Degres in St. John's today!

    I know this isn't St. John's but thats a high temp for Newfoundland!!

    the scene you have captured here is more indicative of the climate...somehat overcast and dreary.

    a fine overview of Cornerbrook.
    If we look closely, we can see that the homes don't have any fenced yards.

    interesting pic
    cheers
    craig

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Daily life scenes from SE Turkey - IIINikon D 5000

    Daily life scenes from SE Turkey - III
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5216 W: 492 N: 14706] (79428)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 16:13]
    Hi Mesut
    in a way this is very cute, but also its very sad that the boys HAVE to work like this to earn money. Young boys and girls should be out there joking around and having fun.

    but this is a true daily life scene, its real life.
    great post for TE
    cheers
    craig

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto - Via Monterone

    Spoleto - Via Monterone
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9214 W: 132 N: 17702] (115213)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 16:11]
    Hi Silvio
    this is for sure one of those photos where people really do add to the scene and make it that much better.
    Without this family present, it just wouldn't be the same.

    a sweet shot taken without them knowing it.
    cheers
    craig

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Navagio (shipwreck) Bay

    Navagio (shipwreck) Bay
    maria-v1981 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1156 W: 30 N: 1851] (10438)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 16:08]
    Hi Maria
    great to see you back again, nice to see new pics in your gallery.

    I was recently in Greece, we wanted to visit here but just didn't have the time :(

    lovely photo from above, i feel as if I'm right there on the cliff edge with you - there's that sense of drama with the cliff.

    the colors of blue are amazing arent' they!
    nice shot
    cheers
    craig

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Genzano

    Genzano
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2209 W: 15 N: 2708] (26938)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 15:16]
    Hi Carlo
    this is a beautiful photo from Rome.
    we don't get to see that color of orange on our architecture here in Canada, so its a real treat.

    love the way you composed this as the road goes uphill, and with the fountain in the fg.
    lovely light and exposure.

    a very attractice shot all around
    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Jarlshof # 2Sony A77

    Jarlshof # 2
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1400 W: 122 N: 1065] (15914)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 14:01]
    Hi Roland
    I have really enjoyed viewing your last sets of photos from the UK.

    the amount of green here is pretty amazing isn't it.
    quite vibrant looking too.

    keep these coming, they really stand out well in your gallery and on the gallery page.

    lovely shot
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Au bout du Couloir

    Au bout du Couloir
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1024 W: 0 N: 1768] (13215)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 13:58]
    Hi Gigi
    a freaky type of image.
    i love seeing these, its too bad we don't see more of them on TE.

    the contrasting light and dark shades are just excellent, and this is certainly the type of photo where having that human presence works so well.

    great post!
    cheers
    craig

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Dance with fountainsNikon D200

    Dance with fountains
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8871 W: 269 N: 2378] (95107)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 13:55]
    Hi Aleksander
    haha...great looking photo.
    for obvious reasons this one caught my attention from the moment i logged into your gallery page.
    the red light and water really is striking.
    its a playful image, and one that we can all relate to on some level from once being a child ourselves :)

    enjoy your day
    Craig

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Chapel of the Castle of BaionaNikon D3100

    Chapel of the Castle of Baiona
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2284 W: 0 N: 5186] (27515)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 10:10]
    Hi Angel
    talk about having peace and quiet!
    a very serene, tranquil setting.
    I can feel my blood pressure reducing just looking at this photo and i'm not even there :)

    good positioning with the tree in the top right corner too, just to complete the empty space smartly.

    lovely light and colors.
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Big clouds over Lavaux

    Big clouds over Lavaux
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4393 W: 265 N: 7642] (62438)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 10:08]
    Hi Denis
    I think i've made it very clear over the years how much i enjoy clouds!!!
    Clouds can make or break a photo - here they certainly make it work.

    the clouds is certainly the most dominating subject, towering over the land below like a mother alien ship ready to conquer the earth!

    nice shot
    cheers
    craig

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Grey afternoon by the seaOlympus E-300

    Grey afternoon by the sea
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4309 W: 622 N: 7024] (22576)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 10:06]
    Hi Jose
    nice to meet you, I don't think i've been to your gallery before - so its always fun to see what you have taken over the years :)

    and a fine gallery it is.

    I wanted to critique one of your previous posts but since you have this new one, and you havn't been back in years lets celebrate with your newest post.

    who says you need a bright clear skyline, even these overcast skies are wonderful - and sometimes even better!

    the mood has been set and you captured that well.
    I like the rugged and rustic feel of the subjects,
    the exposure is perfectly set in that darker range, no need to illuminate this one.

    Hope to see you around
    Cheers
    Craig

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Law & Order

    Law & Order
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 9:26]
    Hi Gert
    yes, i remember this place well :)

    you know what these people are called? "familiar strangers"

    thats the actual term for people who are familiar with eachother but never really talk to each other....for example people who we see everyday at the same bus stop...etc...

    notice how most of them are giving themselves space.
    interesting social experiment on human behavior.
    cheers
    craig

    You may like my newest post :)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cathedral of MetzCanon EOS 60D

    Cathedral of Metz
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6326 W: 241 N: 10863] (72680)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 6:29]
    Hi JJ
    I always say its so important to look UP when walking around the city to shoot architecture - most people for some unknown reason just don't do that.

    really think the clouds add alot of visual interest and impact, as do the yellow and blue color combinations.
    looks great how the Cathedral fills up the frame, very attractive.
    cheers
    craig

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Canada PlaceCANON EOS 6D

    Canada Place
    Oceania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 310 W: 0 N: 564] (4520)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 6:26]
    Hi Tiffany
    well well well, look what we have here :)
    this place is very close to home!

    I've photographed this hundreds of times and I never ever get bored of it.

    Its nice to see that you added in the people along the bottom, showing that its also a walkable structure.

    love the sails and the clouds.
    fun shot!
    cheers
    craig

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: NYPD

    NYPD
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1513 W: 2 N: 2900] (11058)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-31 6:23]
    Hey Jason
    had to come back to this photo before i forgot.
    I really liked the composition the most, and to make it better everyone is obviously wearing the same colors same suit. Its kind of funny seeing that same repetitive form over and over in the frame - works well.

    Funny to also see how their eyes are moving off into different directions before the camera snaps off.

    I'm off to work, gotta get going before i get too late.
    Hope all is well, take it easy!

    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: aloftSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    aloft
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3884 W: 7 N: 5830] (44525) *



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-30 21:57]
    Hi Brian
    so THIS is the beast eh!?
    what a subject to photograph this must be.

    does it always have this certain glow to it? or is it illuminated by natural light? whats going on here, its very futuristic and yet modern.

    what a subject!!!
    love this wide angle shot as well as the close up you showed earlier.
    cheers
    craig

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: historical red tramcarNikon D60

    historical red tramcar
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3772 W: 83 N: 5609] (45897)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476) [2014-07-30 21:55]
    Hi Daniel
    i remember seeing this photo yesterday and i loved it, as i do now.

    its so attractive to see the pale blue sky above, with the darkened road below.

    and of course the cable car with the wires is an awesome subject in any country.
    well done with the lighting
    cheers
    craig

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