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  • CubaCuba
    Title: Regards from Cuba

    Regards from Cuba
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6649 W: 97 N: 16966] (91496)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 12:08]
    Hello Malgo,
    Nice to see one of your photos again, and it's fun to see such nice kids. It's a very typical crowd of curious, carefree and spontaneous children. The same as everywhere really. Roaming lazily around sounds perfect to me.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Beach of the cathedrals XINikon D3100

    Beach of the cathedrals XI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3261 W: 2 N: 7274] (39329)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 11:21]
    Hello Angel,
    You have many photos from this place, but these rocks are very spectacular and every angle offers new photo opportunities. Especially the interaction of rocks, water and people is very exciting. To the left there is a woman with a red skirt, and although she is just a very small detail she attracts my attention and she is very nicely reflected in the water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Oh Samba Carnival #2Canon 1DX

    Oh Samba Carnival #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1805 W: 0 N: 3303] (39626)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 11:04]
    Hello dear Takero,
    the effect of the movement works surpisingly well and it has varying intensities all over the picture. Again you captured an intense look on the part of your model, that expesses the spirit of the lively, carnival music. I also like the harmonious palette, even the random, distant backdrop contributes to the chromatic harmony. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Souvenir d'ItalieNikon D80

    Souvenir d'Italie
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12279 W: 154 N: 21346] (115533)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:56]
    Bonsoir Cricri,
    a comprehensive tour of Florence (and nearby Pisa) in a rich collection of postcards featuring different viewpoints and techniques, setting examples for us to follow or avoid:) I like your idea, you cropped the scene effectively, it's clear and interesting and has attractive colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Mixed bridgeNikon D700

    Mixed bridge
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 575 W: 6 N: 795] (6139)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:50]
    Hello Ricardo,
    your curiosity led you to a wonderful viewpoint, both the bridge and the landscape look fascinating from here. The lagoon or river seems to be filled with chocolate, the colours of the scenery are very attractive and the light blue sky sets them off. I like the way you used the vegetation in the foreground to frame and balance your composition. A great picture, congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: La cabane qui fumeNikon D800

    La cabane qui fume
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10069 W: 0 N: 14729] (136112)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:43]
    Bonsoir Nicou,
    what a lovely and interesting scene, a pleasing sight in a fine composition of layers and great depth. I like very much the effect of the backlight that seems to be filtred by a thin mist. The whole landscape is clear, it has attractive details and appealing, natural colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Anishinaabe ScoutSony DSC HX400v

    Anishinaabe Scout
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5628 W: 53 N: 9481] (32508)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:36]
    Hello Lars,
    A nice combination of statue and tower, both being - I suppose - iconic landmarks of Ottawa. I like the good contrasts and the very limited range of colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: scenery from Volos port X

    scenery from Volos port X
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5276 W: 22 N: 8485] (62645)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:35]
    Καλησπέρα Κωνσταντίνε,
    βρήκες μια αποτελεσματική Σολομώντειο λύση για να συμπεριλάβεις στο ίδιο στενό, κάθετο κάδρο δύο από τα πολύ μεγάλα σκάφη που χαρακτηρίζουν αυτή την πλευρά του λιμανιού. Πάντα είναι ενδιαφέρον να βλέπει κανείς και το αστικό περιβάλλον λίγα μέτρα πιο πέρα. Υπάρχουν πάρα πολλές λεπτομέρειες να απορροφήσουν τον θεατή, το φως και τα χρώματα είναι ζωντανά και ευχάριστα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
    Να είσαι καλά, καλό σου βράδυ,
    Ουρανία

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: looking through the trembling glass

    looking through the trembling glass
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:33]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is slightly different from most of your photos of reflections. Fewer colours but a very dynamic play of mainly black and blue tiny waves. The strange character of the water, and the very special light almost take the attention away from the old man and his boat, even though he did his best by putting on his red cap (and it looks like a Polish flag stuck to his right arm).
    You should go to that post office more often if you could spot scenes like this just outside it. :-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: National Museum of IrelandCanon EOS 60D

    National Museum of Ireland
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3451 W: 25 N: 8137] (29165)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:28]
    Hello Noel,
    I like very much this symmetrical composition and the depth of the elaborate and busy setting. The aristocratic elegance of the interior architecture is obvious but the grand hall now has the air of a museum. I like the harmonious tones and the atmosphere they create, you handled the light very effectively and captured all their subtle variations. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SpainSpain
    Title: WatchingPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Watching
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 0 N: 781] (3680)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:27]
    Hello Jean,
    This is an interesting close-up of some very peculiar details of the Gaudi style of architecture. The chimney "statues" make me think either of some fantasy movie from outer space or Samurai warriors from a Kurosawa movie. I wouldn't argue with those chimneys. The rather dull weather probably helped you to get such fine and mild colours and a perfect exposure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lady With A Hat

    Lady With A Hat
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 0 N: 6656] (35471)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:23]
    Hello Eleu,
    She reminds me of some other woman you captured a while ago, if I'm not totally mistaken. Among more than 42 million visitors there should be a number of elderly ladies wearing rather strange hats. She was obviously aware of you but couldn't stop you. It's a fine snapshot from what looks like a crowded place, and the background is also quite spectacular.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Washington Street Life

    Washington Street Life
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2564 W: 297 N: 1817] (6483)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:20]
    Hello Rob,
    I like very much the rich and comprehensive mosaic this daily life scene offers. You cropped the scene effectively and there's endless interaction and juxtaposition among all the elements included. A fleeting moment that was frozen in time in a way that narrates a story. The colours are attractive and appealing too. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: La cabane qui fumeNikon D800

    La cabane qui fume
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10069 W: 0 N: 14729] (136112)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:19]
    Hello Nicolas,
    Fantastic light and wonderful details. Another quite simple but extraordinary composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: up around the bendNikon D3200

    up around the bend
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 34 N: 2673] (15871)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:16]
    Hello Benny,
    The scenery is wonderful and the colours are excellent. The huge prayer wheel is well placed and looks very spectacular. Disregarding the hydro energy a prayer wheel driven by large numbers of people sound like something Mao could have come up with. "If you all work together you can turn the wheel", like everyone producing steel in their backyards, or everyone making noise to scare the birds away from the crop.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lady With A Hat

    Lady With A Hat
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 0 N: 6656] (35471)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:14]
    Hello Eleu,
    the lady's expression is superb and makes this fleeting capture really interesting and amusing. The vivid colours create a festive atmosphere, the setting is mysterious but also conveys action. The lady, though, seems to be sneaking into the frame whilst checking out the surroundings. You spotted and captured the scene very effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Anybody Need a Balcony?Pentax K3

    Anybody Need a Balcony?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5749 W: 88 N: 13720] (64644)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:09]
    Hello Craig,
    Yes, actually I do need a balcony but none of these would fit the style of my house. The Maltese balconies are very special. Here there are so many of them, and you packed them so tightly that they almost turn into an abstract pattern of lines and angles and colours. Come to think of it, my ideal of a balcony is rather more fresh air and less dust.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Statue of DionysusCanon EOS 60D

    Statue of Dionysus
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7850 W: 597 N: 14358] (67165)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 12 N: 8062] (41194) [2016-02-09 10:09]
    Hello Ike,
    he looks rather neat, serious and pensive to be Dionysus, the statue seems to represent the aesthetics of the Roman era and I wonder if he is a poet or a politician. These are just thoughts, I don't really know who he might be. I like very much the details and the textures of this faithful depiction, the harmonious tones of the scene are so natural and the light superb. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • NamibiaNamibia
    Title: Autour du point d'eauCanon A95

    Autour du point d'eau
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4606 W: 63 N: 9333] (55814)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 336 N: 9602] (48922) [2016-02-09 10:04]
    Hello Nicole,
    A fine photo from what must have been a very exciting moment for you. I would have loved to see this. The light and colours are perfect and I like the shape of the photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: up around the bendNikon D3200

    up around the bend
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 34 N: 2673] (15871)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5138 W: 152 N: 11451] (50480) [2016-02-09 7:52]
    Hi Benny
    That's a beautiful vista! as the majestic tower strikingly stands out within the sea of divine fresh green landscape and lovely how the receding distant mountains adds a sense of enhanced depth!! The bit of bright waterways on the fg does add the extra boosting colour, you have excellent focus, detail, exposure and viewpoint I cannot really fault it. A picture postcard material well taken, Congrats.
    Best wishes


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