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  • CubaCuba
    Title: Havana in 1960Pentax K7

    Havana in 1960
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4841 W: 88 N: 11175] (53952)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508) [2014-10-21 17:04]
    Hi Craig,

    So, it would seem you've jumped in Gerts time machine for a ride back to the 60's...love and peace, ya' hippie! lol

    Never been to Cuba as you know, but this picture sure does have that feel of a bygone era. Too bad that woman passing by in the foreground couldn't accommodate your vision here to recreate the decade. C'mon lady, wear the proper clothing to fit the scene...now let's take it from the top...take two...aaaand, go! :)

    Contrary to the quaint old town type of streets that are much more "cozy,' this wide avenue and open space gives off an entirely new vibe to the city. We still get the old classic cars though, linking us back to your previous pics and the nostalgia of times.

    A well layed out composition that takes us off into the distance. Neat to see how this contrasts with your most recent upload of Chicago, a completely different style.

    Alright, here we go...one last round. Play ball! Should be a fun series, I'm pulling for the Royals...gotta' keep it with the American League. :) Have a good one amigo.


    Cheers from sunny PHX,

    Jason

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: Narodno sabranie

    Narodno sabranie
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2952 W: 0 N: 2591] (21702)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 17:00]
    Hi Miguel,

    Perhaps a slight rotation to the left? So that the central sign is vertical? The impressive neoclassical Greco Roman building makes a wonderful centre of interest. Good sharpness and the person at right adds scale. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vague océanNikon D80

    Vague océan
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10859 W: 167 N: 18999] (102973)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:53]
    Bonjour Cricri

    The surfer mural at right adds extra interest to this shot. Good color, sharpness and saturation. Excellent sharpness and the path at left adds good perspective and lead in lines. Punchy light contrasts and well composed. Tfs!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: People of Siberia 2Nikon Coolpix P7000

    People of Siberia 2
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1752 W: 12 N: 3486] (13921)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508) [2014-10-21 16:51]
    Privet Maria Elektrozavodskaya,

    You know, it's amazing how engaging your Russia pictures have become since being there myself...but I guess that would only be normal, right? :) I liked them from the first view, but I know have a greater understanding of the visuals and people involved...and seeing a local woman dressed in this manner really has a strong impact in my minds eye. Your note made me laugh too, I'm sure there aren't any sitting around playing cards or out golfing...what a sight that would be, yeah? lol

    Just a day in the life of a hard working Russian woman, tending to her garden. Her brightly colored clothing sure stands out against the varying shades of green which fill the frame. A simple moment captured, but a telling look into the real side of life far from the big city. Молодцы, мои коллеги-русский переводчик. (works best in Google. jaja) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.

    Cheers from sunny Q.C.,

    Jasonovitch

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lehigh Valley #126 locomotiveCanon EOS 50D

    Lehigh Valley #126 locomotive
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3594 W: 90 N: 5442] (20876)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:47]
    Hello Asa,

    The red and yellow colored carriages look great against the blue sky backdrop & give a superb warm cold color contrast. Wonderful density levels with punchy light contrasts and good sharpness. It's amazing these old trains still run at all. Tfs!

  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 36/SANTIAGO!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 36/SANTIAGO!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8669 W: 56 N: 11513] (62474)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:43]
    Hello Ney

    I would imagine that it would be quite scary being up near the top of one of these high rise buildings during an earthquake. the curved stream adds nice lead in lines. Good sharpness and good repetition of the rectangular shapes. A nice clear blue sky and the flattened perspective makes the mts seem closer. Tfs!

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Escandinávia 2014 nº 37 - 1700 !!!!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Escandinávia 2014 nº 37 - 1700 !!!!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8669 W: 56 N: 11513] (62474)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:39]
    Hi Neyvan,

    You had great weather! It was raining and overcast when I arrived and departed Bodo but I gid get sunny breaks in Saltstraumen. Love the flowers at left and greenery. The jagged mountain peak top right adds nice depth & density levels are perfect. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Where the wall speaks...

    Where the wall speaks...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 213 N: 1576] (6633)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508) [2014-10-21 16:35]
    Yes ma'am, Tony Gunk at your service. ;)

    What an interesting mix you've come across here Brenda, your curiosity to investigate has paid off well. Had you not mentioned it, this could easily be mistaken for some Photoshop trickery...combining two completely different halves into a single frame. Don't believe I've ever seen such a distinct side-by-side construction, and to top it off you have two different colors of graffiti that break at the same point where the brick splits.

    Perhaps not the most aesthetic of "art," but an intriguing collection none the less. As its said, All in the eye of the beholder." Happy to see a new pic posted. lol enjoy the rest of the evening. one last hurrah for the season...play ball! :) Take care. Let me know when you find Larry, would ya'? :))

    Friendly wishes from out West,

    Jason

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: West & Chicago nº 149 - BRYCE (XII)!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    West & Chicago nº 149 - BRYCE (XII)!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8669 W: 56 N: 11513] (62474)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:32]
    Hello Neyvan,

    An amazing view of Bryce Canyon with the red hoodoos contrasting superbly against the blue sky. Tremendous sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format. Reminds me of the landscape around Cappadocia in Turkey. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Pech Mills ICanon 50D

    Pech Mills I
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8128 W: 4337 N: 14019] (55465)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508) [2014-10-21 16:27]
    Bonjour Didi,

    I like what you've done here with this compressed perspective, layering the different shapes of rooftops with the linear grouping of boat mast's. The blue and white colors in the harbor contrast nicely against the rustic tones of the houses and natural greenery of the hillside. A well planned arrangement with some beautiful sunlight to accent the entire visual. Have a great day. Take care.

    Amicalement,

    Jason

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Sur la plage de ViareggioPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Sur la plage de Viareggio
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10859 W: 167 N: 18999] (102973)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508) [2014-10-21 16:23]
    Salut Cricri,

    Tu sais, je pense que la première ligne de tes notes dit tout...tout ce que nous devons savoir et comprendre est bien véhiculée par cette belle image. Je ne veux même pas ruiner le sentiment en essayant de détail quelque chose en particulier, oui, je vais simplement m'asseoir et prendre tout en visuellement! :) Just lovely! Bonne journée mon ami. Ciao.

    Bises d'Arizona

    P.S. J'ai aimé le "Mister Jason." :)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Muinkschelde - IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Muinkschelde - II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18579 W: 505 N: 31977] (136638)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508) [2014-10-21 16:14]
    Hi John,

    You say the weather was not excellent, hmmm...I see nothing wrong with it here...if I'm not mistaken, that's the sun shining over the canal?? :) The courthouse sure stands majestic over this section of town, and I really like how it fuses with the classic architecture in the background. Looks like a nice day for a boat ride, despite any dealings with cloudy skies, the people look to be enjoying themselves out standing on the boat as it passes by. Nicely timed to catch this little journey, and as always, a strong composition to enhance it all. Enjoy the new day ahead. Take good care.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Austin Healey 3000 Mark IINikon D7000

    Austin Healey 3000 Mark II
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1705 W: 119 N: 3002] (11571)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508) [2014-10-21 16:08]
    Hi Murat,

    Can't say I know much about cars, but I can sure appreciate their beauty...and this is certainly one that fits that bill! A classic in style and grace, with the luxury of four wheels. :) Although I'm not that "car guy," the front grill of this one sure looks like it would be fun to photograph. A well taken angle to present this fine automobile, I'm sure the car lovers had a heyday here! Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Shades and lights

    Shades and lights
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 703 W: 3 N: 498] (5542)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:06]
    Hello Agnes,

    The cross hatch ivy pattern reminds me of a pie crust! Maybe I should go get something to eat, lol. Wonderful sidelight and shadow play in the fg and excellent sharpness. The yellow red tower contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Chaplins NomadicCanon EOS 60D

    Chaplins Nomadic
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2639 W: 12 N: 6308] (22092)



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    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4812 W: 5 N: 7860] (36261) [2014-10-21 16:04]
    Hi Noel.
    A stunning composition that opposes this Chaplin figure in metal, very well done and seems to integrate, this fund so attractive that the ship and the museum together, your great note informs us very well the place and activities.
    Sharpness, exposure, color, chosen POV and the magnificent composition are all factors that I liked in this beautiful image.
    Well done. I love it.
    Have a nice day.
    Best wishes.
    Luis.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Shipyard in the RobineCanon 50D

    Shipyard in the Robine
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8128 W: 4337 N: 14019] (55465)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:04]
    Hello Didi,

    Wonderful symmetrical reflections with perfect density levels and good saturation and sharpness. The mirror like surface of the water reflected the boat in almost every detail. A wonderful blue sky and good lighting and framing. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Skyline sunsetCanon EOS 60D

    Skyline sunset
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5945 W: 584 N: 11229] (54087)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 16:00]
    Hello Ike,

    Wonderful sunset using the highrise buildings to frame the glowing fireball. Good graphism and silhouettes with nice repetition of the rectangular shapes and superb sharpness and shadow detail. The horizontal layer of grey then orange then dark grey and black perfectly match the rule of thirds. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Youth group at summer campCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Youth group at summer camp
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2212 W: 17 N: 4730] (21107)



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    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4812 W: 5 N: 7860] (36261) [2014-10-21 15:57]
    Hi Paul.
    Great the composition you've accomplished in this beautiful corner of the Garganta del Cares, great as has been framed picture with this window open in the rock, a large vital touch, capture the youth group performing lined the route, the beautiful alternation of rocks and greenery.
    Sharpness, exposure, color, chosen POV and the magnificent composition are all factors that I liked in this beautiful image.
    Well done. I love it.
    Magnificent the information note on the route and its history.
    Have a nice day.
    Best wishes.
    Luis.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Autumn in GUM

    Autumn in GUM
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5052 W: 81 N: 12894] (75011)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 15:52]
    Hello Malgo,

    Amazing repetition of the watermelons with good sharpness and a wonderful high pov looking down at the piazza. The people add scale & animate the scene. Colourful and well saturated. The colourful tile mosaic patterns add interest. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Le scale della scienza

    Le scale della scienza
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2398 W: 18 N: 2933] (29355)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-21 15:48]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    Another entry for the staircases theme! Nice upward pov with good sharpness & excellent graphism of the dark hand rails. Good repetition of the square patterns and shapes. The yellow tan colour bg works well here. Tfs!

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