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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Al fresco studyCanon EOS5D

    Al fresco study
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 296 N: 2289] (10894)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 16:05]
    Hello Will,

    What full blooded bloke would not wish to photograph this most attractive young lady? And you have captured her here perfectly in the most lovely light. In fact, I suspect that the light was possibly really quite harsh but your processing skills and your conversion to black and white have managed to reduce the contrasts beautifully.

    Your composition is well balanced too with the tall folded sunshade and lamppost nicely filling the height of the frame and with the girl perfectly placed with her books beneath. And a relatively wide aperture has caught her beautifully clear and sharp against a soft and non-distracting background.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: By train through southern China

    By train through southern China
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5125 W: 367 N: 10586] (53510)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 15:45]
    Hello Gert,

    Another three fine photographs from your travels in China thirty years ago, two lovely landscape pictures from the train and one of a rather busy station where you could obviously refresh yourself by buying lots of food to sustain you during your day and a half long journey.

    The villages look delightful although they may well have been lacking in any sort of comforts and the local people in them probably worked very hard for a meagre living. But the landscapes are quite pretty and with lovely colours.

    As always, a fascinating note.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Western Mountains

    Western Mountains
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5125 W: 367 N: 10586] (53510)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 12:43]
    Hello Gert,

    A fascinating note and a group of lovely photographs to accompany it. We did, of course, see your previous photo but the other two workshop pictures really do set the scene for your main post here. I particularly like the picture of the fishermen.

    I can fully understand why you didn't get many pictures if you were struggling through narrow tunnels and along narrow ledges with precipitous drops below - but this main one is a fine photograph of this little temple which, indeed, seems to be crammed with tourists too.

    And all photos are excellent considering that they have been scanned from old Kodachrome slides.

    Wonderful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Manhattan Bridges part 1.1Sony ILCE6300

    Manhattan Bridges part 1.1
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3253 W: 306 N: 3522] (14000)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 12:24]
    Hello Rob,

    I can imagine that this is a view which many photographers here would have thought it best to avoid - far better to concentrate on taking what they might think were more attractive scenes - but they would have been wrong. Here you have excelled at producing a fine "graphic" image - which you do so well - from what might be thought very "ordinary" items - a red fence and girders and a distant view partially obscured by wire netting.

    But it all "works" so very well to provide a well composed photograph with strong lines, strong colours, perfect exposure and excellent sharpness - but, above all, instant appeal!

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Street Feet Tow Path Beat~~~

    Street Feet Tow Path Beat~~~
    casperduppy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 95 N: 352] (1682)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 12:08]
    Hi Casper,

    This is truly an inspired shot! Many of us wouldn't even think of taking a photograph in such adverse lighting conditions - but that would have been our loss!

    I love the way the long shadows of the legs of the person walking towards you from the sun seem to go on forever while that fabulous golden glow strikes up from the pavement and lights the cyclist on the right.

    A brilliant photograph, clearly showing the heat of the sun on this day in London.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Particolare di arcate

    Particolare di arcate
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3919 W: 28 N: 4680] (49225)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 12:03]
    Hello Carlo,
    A very attractive composition.
    Pretty soft tones.
    Very nice with the shadows on the wall.
    Best regards, Paul

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Damme Canal VICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Damme Canal VI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21411 W: 522 N: 35259] (153748)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:58]
    Hallo John,
    Deze brug herken ik nog. Er zijn er natuurlijk ook niet zo veel in Damme :)
    Heel goede compositie, prachtige, heldere weerspiegelingen en een mooie voorgrond met de bloemen.
    Ik vrees dat je zal gezweet hebben op je fiets ...
    Vele groeten, Paul

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Church of the NativityNikon D80

    Church of the Nativity
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12922 W: 154 N: 22273] (120143)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:55]
    Salut Christiane,
    Une vue étonnante de l'état de l'Arizona.
    Très différent des vues plus familières du désert.
    L'église est présentée à partir d'un bon angle, très belle et avec une netteté excellente.
    Bonne soirée, Paul

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My home cityNikon D7200

    My home city
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1647 W: 0 N: 4286] (36881)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:50]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Wow! What a splendid panorama of your home town!
    We have seen already lots of pictures of Wroclaw but I cannot remember to have seen a photo taken on this viewpoint.
    Excellent light and colours.
    Nice contrast between the red roofs and the blue sky.
    Best regards, Paul

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: KeverdijkCANON EOS 600D

    Keverdijk
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5787 W: 95 N: 9183] (52081)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:45]
    Hallo Gerrit,
    Waarschijnlijk één van je voorkeurterreinen om te gaan fietsen.
    Prachtig met de relatief dunne strook land tussen het blauw van de lucht en het water.
    Mooi met de weerspiegeling van de molen.
    Vele groeten, Paul

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: A Cruise and a CokeSony DSC HX400v

    A Cruise and a Coke
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6358 W: 53 N: 10560] (37910)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:40]
    Hallo Lars,
    Dit is werkelijk een prachtige kleine vuurtoren.
    Jullie genoten blijkbaar van een fantastisch weer dat de helderheid en de lichte kleuren van deze foto heel mooi bepaalt.
    De foto in de workshop laat me iets beter toe om de uitgestrektheid van het landschap en de breedte van de rivier te bepalen.
    Vele groeten, Paul

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: In a hurryPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    In a hurry
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 351 W: 0 N: 1093] (5085)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 11:38]
    Hello Jean,

    Yes, she certainly is in a hurry, so much so that she's forgotten to put on her clothes - but I really do like how you have managed to include the "Way In" sign and how she appears to be running right for that open doorway!

    Very well seen and very well taken too. And, looking through the window, I see that there appear to be other statues in there too - perhaps she is hurrying to meet up with them.

    An amusing shot, very well taken and with good light and colours and excellent details and clarity.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Putting Cullen on the TE MapPentax K3

    Putting Cullen on the TE Map
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6084 W: 88 N: 14549] (68480)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 11:32]
    Hi Craig,

    Sad to say, I don't think I've ever been to Cullen though my cousin once lived there for a time.

    This is a beautiful photograph, definitely enhanced by the presence of the couple on the bench in the foreground - we automatically tend to follow their gaze across the bay to the railway viaduct and the large rocks in the distance. The houses just seem so neatly arranged in this little town as we look down upon them.

    Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Poros islandSony Alpha 6000

    Poros island
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12405 W: 298 N: 24458] (98513)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:31]
    Hello Danos,
    A very charming small island.
    Picturesque view of the town with all the houses built on the steep hill and the alternation of white facades and red roofs.
    The sailboats make a very attractive foreground.
    Best regards, Paul

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Low Tide at GuernseyNikon D200

    Low Tide at Guernsey
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6525 W: 476 N: 11468] (38943)



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    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3512 W: 76 N: 5328] (44290) [2016-08-28 11:29]
    Good August morning, Bulent!
    In this case the note is more interesting and more informative than the photo. Thanks for so impressive lesson, I also like this photo. Good composition, nice colors and perfect sharpness!
    Have a great week ahead!
    Serghei

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Cold summerSony DSC HX200v

    Cold summer
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 123 N: 16987] (92050)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1707 W: 412 N: 6228] (25328) [2016-08-28 11:27]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    It sounds like your trip to Iceland was a wonderful one!

    And this is a spectacular shot of these icebergs in this lagoon. I love the way a greenish light seems to appear from under the water around the bergs and that same light is beautifully reflected off the tops of them too.

    Beautiful light and colours, a fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness, as always.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: There's more beauty than this?Canon PowerShot G1 X

    There's more beauty than this?
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4538 W: 83 N: 7739] (59243)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:16]
    Hello Daniel,
    A well known panorama point but still the views remain fantastic!
    Attractive colours, excellent sharpness.
    The picture shows well the major buildings on interest.
    Best regards, Paul

  • IranIran
    Title: MASOOLEH 1

    MASOOLEH 1
    mohammad_H Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 129 N: 1774] (9904)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:10]
    Hello Seyed,
    I heard a lot of this village when I was in Iran but I had no time to visit this beautiful place.
    A pity, it really looks gorgeous on this picture.
    Beautifully situated between the greenery and also very nice with the branches on top of the picture.
    Best regards, Paul

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D5500

    Volcan à la Maya
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10851 W: 0 N: 14973] (143158)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:04]
    Bonjour Nicolas,
    C'est vrai, déjà depuis la vue de la vignette je pensais à une explosion volcanique.
    Mais heureusement pas possible en Suisse.
    De superbes couleurs des nuages en contraste avec les silhouettes des montagnes.
    Amicalement, Paul

  • ChinaChina
    Title: By train through southern China

    By train through southern China
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5125 W: 367 N: 10586] (53510)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3059 W: 17 N: 6717] (29167) [2016-08-28 11:00]
    Hello Gert,
    Gorgeous views from in the train: wonderful landscapes with the mountains and the terraced slopes and picturesque villages where especially the roofs of the houses catch the eye.
    A region that probably deserves further exploration. But China is so big and time is limited.
    Very good that from in the moving train, it was possible to take clear and sharp pictures.
    Best regards, Paul

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