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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: KardamyliCanon EOS 5 D

    Kardamyli
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10941 W: 291 N: 22096] (86623)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 12:26] [+]
    Hello Danos,

    This is exactly as I imagine Greece, when I am back home; a mixture of rocky outcrops and greenery, delightful old buildings with warm coloured roofs and a sea the colour of aquamarine. It's so warm and welcoming.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)
    How do you feel about the new Prime Minister? Is there a new optimism in Greece?

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The River SeineNikon D60

    The River Seine
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3921 W: 83 N: 6121] (49228)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 12:19]
    Hello Daniel,

    This is an interesting slice of Paris, with details of land and its transport, and the river and its transport, whilst the bridge creates the link between the two.
    It's nicely composed, with a strong f/g triangle and easy guidance around its features.
    There is no doubting the importance of the river, a sense of which pervades the scene, with its wide span and accumulation of transporting barges.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Preci

    Preci
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9722 W: 132 N: 18947] (122099)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 12:09]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    This is definitely a wintery scene, with a sense of mist hanging over the houses, preventing the bright colours that we normally see in the sunshine. Despite that, the details are sharp, the mood is tangible and the composition, as always, is of a high quality.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pentedattilo # 4Sony A77

    Pentedattilo # 4
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1541 W: 128 N: 1202] (18161)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 12:03]
    Bonjour Roland,

    Yes, I can see how the link to five fingers was created.
    The road gives a nice separation line and a suggestion of depth, as we proceed over the railings to the slope, beyond, where the houses progress up the hillside like a series of steps.
    There is a lovely sense of movement, from left to right, across the frame; the details are sharp and the colours well saturated.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Casa rosa

    Casa rosa
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2663 W: 20 N: 3247] (32711)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 11:47]
    Ciao Caro Carlo,

    I really like this, where you have combined the geometric shapes of the various buildings and features, into a close-up, almost abstract, picture. There is a sense of welcome from the open shutters and a friendliness from the bright colours.
    The contrasts of light and shadow show depth and create a very 3D effect.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: MERCED JUMPING

    MERCED JUMPING
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7638 W: 175 N: 12902] (55345)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 11:38]
    Hello Jorge,

    I must admit, I was surprised to see so many trekkers in this wild, open country, though, like you, I know many people love this sort of a walk. The figures work effectively as leads, gently guiding, with a sense of perspective, from the rocky f/g, via the greenery, to the waterfall and, eventually the distant peak. The clarity is good and the colours natural.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Le fou de BassanNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Le fou de Bassan
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5089 W: 0 N: 4871] (59956)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 11:22]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a fine close-up of as gannet.
    The attitude of the bird is something I have never seen photographed before.
    Your shallow dof is perfectly implemented, capturing wonderfully sharp details of the plumage and, even more importantly, its facial features.
    The oof b/g supplies an excellent impression of a large, crowded colony.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: The most beautiful street in GdanskPentax Optio RZ10

    The most beautiful street in Gdansk
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 7 N: 167] (959)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 11:16]
    Hello Jean,

    The street is certainly attractive, with its cobbled pavements, its open air shops, its coloured buildings and fairy tale turrets. The whole is made even more attractive by your use of the brick archway, which frames the scene and draws the viewer beneath it, to participate in with the other figures.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Non-conformityFuji XT 1

    Non-conformity
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 6 N: 1465] (7408)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 11:05]
    Hi Mike,

    Your first post from Australia.
    I wondered what you would find!

    This is a fine abstract.
    The b&w treatment is stark and raises recollections of a game board.
    The non-conforming sections, nicely placed, are curious.
    What is the purpose of these disks; do they have a purpose or just for decoration.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)
    By the way, did we mention to you that you were arranging the TE get-together this year!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Take me to Taksim Please!Pentax K7

    Take me to Taksim Please!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5033 W: 88 N: 11773] (56474)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 10:59]
    Hello Craig,

    Trams are like trains, they seem to cast a spell over us when we see them ... we have to photograph them!
    Well, a red one is even more of a treat!

    This is a fine composition, capturing the mood of the busy street and the enviable recklessness of young boys! I see where you got your title from!

    The Metro (tramway) is an important method of transport in Manchester, now. The trams are quick clean and efficient. When I visited the city last week, I noticed a large part of the centre was under development, to install a new Metro station.

    Thanks for sharing this,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Ready For The Chinese New Year

    Ready For The Chinese New Year
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2188 W: 0 N: 5242] (27841)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3662 W: 309 N: 7935] (40971) [2015-01-26 8:22]
    Hello Eleu,
    This is an original composition, very different from most photos on TE. I don't like to be near smokers, but this photo with its very well handled light and nicely flowing smoke is quite fascinating. Very well done.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The River SeineNikon D60

    The River Seine
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3921 W: 83 N: 6121] (49228)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3662 W: 309 N: 7935] (40971) [2015-01-26 8:19]
    Hello Daniel,
    This is a nice composition. The colours are very good and I like the contrast between the slightly untidy foreground of boats and bikes and the very stately, magnificent building across the river.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Boudhanath EyesNikon D7000

    Boudhanath Eyes
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1339 W: 0 N: 2916] (13718)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3662 W: 309 N: 7935] (40971) [2015-01-26 8:15]
    Hello Miro,
    A fine composition with very good colours and excellent sharpness. I was here 42 years ago but I think it still looks just the same.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Time Stands StillNikon D-300

    Time Stands Still
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3662 W: 309 N: 7935] (40971) [2015-01-26 8:05] [+]
    Hello Bev,
    I remember this village from an earlier photo. It looks nice from this angle too, very neat and very well maintained. As a tourist I would have enjoyed the relative lack of visitors, as a photographer I would (as always) have appreciated some more crowds of locals. I have a feeling there is a "not" missing in this sentence from your note: "It is a main tourist area yet". As a tourist and photographer I would have loved this kind of weather and this light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Boudhanath EyesNikon D7000

    Boudhanath Eyes
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1339 W: 0 N: 2916] (13718)



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    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 76 N: 988] (32675) [2015-01-26 5:42]
    Hello Miro,

    wonderful picture from Nepal with an excellent composition, fine colors and shgarpness. very good informative note.TFS.

    With regards from Luxembourg

    JC

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cavalcata sardanikonD80

    Cavalcata sarda
    marcan44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 74 N: 1350] (6243)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3106 W: 103 N: 5419] (24239) [2015-01-26 5:05] [+]
    Ciao Carlo. Foto interessante, soprattutto per il viso oscurato del bambino e le mani del padre. Non trovo alcuna spiegazione. Sono questi spazzacamini, minatori? Penso che anche il ragazzo sembra essere perplesso sul motivo per cui lo si dipinge nero. Costumi pesanti affascinanti e le campane di ottone sono un mistero.Credo che questo non ripresenta "la nobiltÓ orgogliosa."Ciao. Klaudio.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: In the evening...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    In the evening...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5164 W: 64 N: 9151] (36993)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3662 W: 309 N: 7935] (40971) [2015-01-26 3:10]
    Hello Ana,
    The material standard of living may not be very high, but there is a quite pleasant atmosphere emanating from the mainly smiling people, the colours, the goats and the many other details. This was a photo opportunity nobody would have wanted to miss.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The old doorFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    The old door
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5164 W: 64 N: 9151] (36993)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 2:14]
    Hello Ana,

    Here, less is more!
    It is a simple subject but the details are nicely saturated and sharply exposed. Those textures are almost palpable!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Flamingos......Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS7

    Flamingos......
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2743 W: 59 N: 2885] (33235)



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    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 76 N: 988] (32675) [2015-01-26 2:12]
    Hello Barbara,

    very fine nature picture showing this amazing flamingos and their reflections in the water.Fine light management and sharpness. Very well doine.TFS.

    WIth regards from Luxembourg

    JC

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Kerroc'h lighthouseCanon EOS 60D

    Kerroc'h lighthouse
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 28 N: 3043] (19388)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3205 W: 212 N: 7353] (29509) [2015-01-26 2:12]
    Hello Olivier,

    Another fine shot of the lighthouse.
    The pools create good f/g interest, especially with the reflection of the lighthouse. Isn't it interesting how the light is visible in the reflection.
    A great composition.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

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