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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: World press photo 2014Nikon D7000 HDdSLR

    World press photo 2014
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4785 W: 0 N: 4517] (55477)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 13:52]
    Bonjour Serge,
    I'd love to visit this exhibition, your photo is well lighted and clear and shows that the arrangement of the works allows for a peaceful and delightful visual experience. I like both having a glimpse at the enlarged photos and observing the people. My attention was caught by the two little girls at the doorway. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: view to Ayvalik II

    view to Ayvalik II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4496 W: 20 N: 6820] (52002)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 13:42]
    Καλησπέρα Κωνσταντίνε,
    μια χαρακτηριστική σκηνή των παραλίων της Τουρκίας, παρόμοιες μπορούμε να δούμε σε πολλά νησιά της Ελλάδας αλλά με διαφορετικά σκάφη. Νομίζω ότι η οξύτητα αυτής της φωτογραφίας έχει περιθώρια βελτίωσης, αναρωτιέμαι μήπως είναι αποτέλεσμα της μεγάλης συμπίεσης των φωτογραφιών από το ΤΕ. Παρουσιάζεις ένα όμορφο σημείο της αποβάθρας κάτω από μια απολαυστική λιακάδα και με υπέροχα ζωηρά χρώματα. Πολύ ενδιαφέροντα τα κτήρια στο βάθος. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
    Να είσαι καλά, καληνύχτα,
    Ουρανία

  • PolandPoland
    Title: First Day of Autumn 2014Nikon D700

    First Day of Autumn 2014
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 456 W: 1 N: 440] (5288)



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    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 29 N: 43] (3335) [2014-09-23 13:40]
    Sonbahara iyi bir başlangıÁ..
    nice composition
    bw

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Tenby: St Catherine's IslandCanon Powershot A720 IS

    Tenby: St Catherine's Island
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4978 W: 53 N: 8171] (26860)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 13:31]
    Hello Lars,
    this is a pleasant beach view with lovely light and natural colours but what makes it unique is the abundance of human interest and attractive elements. The flag, the old bus and the castle give a very special character to this setting and you have placed them excellently in your composition. There's superb depth and clarity, countless details to absorb the viewer. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Port Yorc'h

    Port Yorc'h
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4460 W: 267 N: 7753] (63564)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 13:23]
    Bonjour Denis,
    this is a place of great natural beauty and you are presenting it from a comprehensive, elevated point of view that gives us the opportunity to enjoy so many of its lovely features. I like very much the lines that define the different areas of your composition. The colours are mesmerizing and the play of light and shade gives the view extraordinary charm. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely evening,
    Ourania

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Ya an explosion of youthCanon EOS5D MarkáV

    Ya an explosion of youth
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1592 W: 0 N: 3354] (34644)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 13:20]
    Hi Takero
    yes, I am envious of the youth too :)
    Oh what i'd give to be 18 again :)

    love the bright whites, it makes the scene stand out that much more. Fun expressions caught at the perfect moment.

    Looking forward to the Fall season :)
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Volcanic Rocks of ErquyCanon PowerShot G12

    The Volcanic Rocks of Erquy
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2977 W: 204 N: 6724] (26883)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 13:17]
    Hi Bev
    Erquy? what type of name is that? very strange!

    and when i think about Volcanic rock, I certainly don't think of France right away either - but obviously its in many places around the world.

    I like that you added in the little pieces of the town in the bg too, just to make it easier to relate to.

    lots of jagged rock here, nice shot, something very different and unexpected.
    cheers
    craig

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto - Piazza Pietro Fontana

    Spoleto - Piazza Pietro Fontana
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9345 W: 132 N: 18007] (117063)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 13:14]
    Ciao Silvio,
    credo che ti abbia gia detto che questa foto mi piace molto e che mi fa' pensare che e' la scena di un film. Il punto di vista elevato verso la piazza circondata di alti palazzi e' orginale e dinamico. Mi piacciono molto i colori, la nitidezza in tutto lo scenario architettonico, l' atmosfera calma e la presenza della gente presso alla fontana. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: EgernsundCanon EOS 650D

    Egernsund
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2447 W: 0 N: 6422] (22967)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 13:07]
    Hi Harriet
    Always enjoy your shots from Denmark.
    this one is no different.
    whats not to like about it...large puffy clouds to fill out the frame, warm light despite the white and blue colors, charming boats all around and excellent exposure.
    well done
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The barges AuxerreCanon EOS 60D

    The barges Auxerre
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6396 W: 241 N: 11030] (73824)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 13:01]
    Hi JJ
    this one is all about the FG presence, but the Bg fills up the frame nicely too.

    looks like the lighting was difficult to control in the upper portions, but you did a great job with it.

    love the smooth silky look in the lower area, especially the water as it looks like glass.
    well done all around
    cheers
    craig

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: A Kabul crowd

    A Kabul crowd
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 13:00] [+]
    Hello Gert,
    I looked carefully and wasn't able to find any women in this popular open market. Apart from that (which is not surprising,) this daily life scene looks vibrant and peaceful and the people in the foreground moving and looking directly towards the lens make strong impact and help the viewer's introduction into this glimpse of the past. Amazing how life there in those days was a mix of strict rules and improvisation and how this seemed to work. What followed is so sad and should have taught people but I guess it hasn't. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Niagara Falls SkylineSony Nex 6

    Niagara Falls Skyline
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 299 N: 1694] (5939)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 12:55]
    Hi Rob
    you know what this looks like? looks like you placed a see through curtain down in front of your camera lens :)

    i have to say, its a pretty cool and unique take on the much photographed Niagara Falls.

    for obvious reasons, the people are very very important to size scale. If you took this at night without people, it may not have the same impact.

    excellent post
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The cloud ...Canon EOS 1100D

    The cloud ...
    Giustiniani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 9 N: 367] (2999)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 12:49]
    Hi Magaly
    haha..yes, I love clouds!
    clouds make or break a photo, and its easy to see that the clouds MAKE this photo.

    a great visual impact.
    the landscape below is now the secondary subject in my opinion.

    excellent wide angle vertical compo
    cheers
    craig

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Lagoon of RodiaCanon EOS 5 D

    Lagoon of Rodia
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10605 W: 283 N: 21381] (83641)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 12:46]
    Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
    πολύ όμορφη σκηνή και ενδιαφέρουσα μελέτη του τοπίου μέσω της σύνθεσής σου. Χωρίς να αφαιρέσεις τίποτα από τη φυσικότητα του τοπίου, των χρωμάτων και της ατμόσφαιράς του, δημιούργησες μια γεωμετρική σύνθεση που δίνει την εντύπωση λιτής συμμετρίας. Το πουλί, όπως και τα άλλα στο βάθος, προσθέτουν ζωή και κίνηση με διακριτικό τρόπο. Πολύ ωραία βραδινά χρώματα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
    Να είσαι καλά, καληνύχτα,
    Ουρανία

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Bye Bye SummerSony DSC HX200v

    Bye Bye Summer
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6901 W: 117 N: 12970] (72937)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 12:46]
    Hi Luciano
    yes, you've supplied us with many fine summer shots of warmth...now you have to prepare yourself for the winter!

    I like the way the photo climbs taller and taller.
    and I have to say that the exposure level is spot on perfect, wouldn't want to change anything to the photo.

    the lower fg is sweet too, makes me want to sit down there and just enjoy the view!

    cheers
    craig

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Roof of the ContinentSigma SD14

    The Roof of the Continent
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1009 W: 1 N: 2579] (10557)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 12:42]
    Hi Ray
    I was trying to guess where this photo was taken, i didn't at all think it was Alaska!
    I was thinking somewhere in the northern continental states like Montana or something like that...guess I was wrong!

    Looks extremely barren and lonely up here, you could certainly be in alot of trouble if you find yourself in trouble...if you know what i mean.

    beautiful landscape shot, makes me want to go hiking.
    nice shot
    cheers
    craig

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Night on the Red Square

    Night on the Red Square
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4991 W: 81 N: 12603] (73925)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090) [2014-09-23 12:38]
    hi Malgo
    who could resist a place like this!
    I'm sure this is high up on alot of peoples travel list, mine too.

    so much intrigue and mystery when it comes to Russia, Moscow and Red Square - alot of history here too.

    looks like a hard place to compose, sometimes Bigger isn't always Better!

    so even late at night there's lots of people walking about, is there lots of security here??

    nice to see the square from this pov, really like it
    cheers
    craig

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Love me

    Love me
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 651] (5012)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 12:36]
    Hello Piotr,
    a very delightful picturesque scene that expresses some fine aspects of the city. I like how you combined the strong perspective with the tight frame, how fine the details are and how harmonious the colours. The plead or demand written on the wall is associated with all the elements around it, the absence of people gives it intensity, I think. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Take off the maskCanon 1Ds

    Take off the mask
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1592 W: 0 N: 3354] (34644)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 12:29]
    Hello dear Takero,
    the eye contact immediately after the little boy has removed the mask from his face is intense and captivating. He's looking directly at us while the formidable character of his role has become powerless and is looking away. The light and the colours have a wonderful sweetness, you captured fine shadows as well. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely day,
    Ourania

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Polychrome MountainSigma SD14

    Polychrome Mountain
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1009 W: 1 N: 2579] (10557)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344) [2014-09-23 12:22]
    Hello Ray,
    lovely idea to fill the vertical frame with this awesome natural scenery. I like very much how the composition is defined by diagonals and colours and how it culminates at the top of the frame. The area shown must be immense but I like that scale is left to our imagination. Steve Job's quote is a surprising accompaniment to this picture but I think you matched them excellently. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a lovely day,
    Ourania

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