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  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Strazarska kucaNikon D300

    Strazarska kuca
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9027 W: 2597 N: 15964] (70108)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:47] [+]
    Hi Pavle,

    lovely rural reportage. The tine structure has a charming elements. We can indeed see the bridge appearing in the right. Very interesting upload. I think I would show this building a bit closer to emphasize its details but I suppose here we can see its context.

    Very well done,
    M

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Aristotelous Square

    Aristotelous Square
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6226 W: 22 N: 10560] (73504)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:42]
    Hi Costantino,
    very elegant square, it feels so huge.
    A bit pity that the car blocks it with some sort of construction. However its blue color also adds a lovely touch her, going well with the blue sky as well.
    I have to visit this area of Greece yet!
    The photo has quite a relaxing feeling to it also with the pigeons walking around.
    Lovely scene,
    M

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Bali Magic #22Canon 1DX Mark2

    Bali Magic #22
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2115 W: 0 N: 3723] (47011)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:38]
    Hi Takero,
    beautiful group portrait. The girls in the identical costumes make a fantastic repeated motif! The clothes and make-ups are so unique, so colorful!
    Great capture with your usual highest quality here.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Lindau VNikon D3100

    Lindau V
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 5 N: 9737] (50094)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:34]
    Hola Angel,
    very characteristic tower, decorated with a unique pattern.
    I have heard about this town and seen some photos but never got a chance to visit myself yet.
    The promenade along the lake side seems so picturesque! and you have captured it against a lovely sky with charming cloud pattern in a splendid light conditions.
    Beautiful!
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Roadside shrine...Canon EOS 30D

    Roadside shrine...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8218 W: 157 N: 12743] (112814)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:31]
    Czesc Krzysztof,
    przypomnialo mi sie zdjecie ktore kiedys pokazal Gert: to byla kapliczka z Maryja gdzies sfotografowana w Warszawie. Smial sie z tego, nie mogl sobie tego wyobrazic. Wytlumaczylem mu ze Polacy wierza ze kiedys wlasnie na Jasnej Gorze to Maryja odwrocila losy wojny ze Szwedami. Znowu mnie wtedy wysmial ale kiedy dalem mu link do wikipedii ktora wylistowala jakich zniszczen dokonali u nas Szwedzi to zrobilo mu sie glupio...

    Nie twierdze ze kapliczki pojawily sie po potopie szwedzkim. Bogarodzica byla przeciez pierwszym naszym hymnem narodowym....

    Bardzo ladnie te kapliczke pokazales, Urocze naturalne otoczenie i w tak zywych przyjemnych dla oka kolorach.
    Ogromnie mi sie to podoba,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Trone de NapoleonNikon D-300

    Trone de Napoleon
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7910 W: 0 N: 8871] (94475)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:25]
    Bonjour Serge,
    beautiful interior of the Fontainbleau Palace.
    Amazing rich decorations, well presented here.
    Adding some historical fact about the Napoleon wakes our interest in the place.
    Great reportage,
    M

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D800

    Entraînement d'été
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12482 W: 0 N: 15595] (157646)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:22]
    Bonjour Nicolas,
    I thought this will be a street scene from Finland :)
    Surprised to see it is Switzerland.
    It looks very joyous and fun.
    I am sure though that some animal activists will protest here against animal abuse.
    Charming scene,
    M

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Rays of lightSony DSC HX200v

    Rays of light
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10593 W: 126 N: 19306] (101598)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 13:19]
    Ciao Luciano,
    wow, this is a very impressive interior, so richly decorated and you have captured it perfectly. The exposition is fantastic with these beautiful sun rays diagonally passing through the narrow windows. Amazing geometry. Splendid paintings. I had last year photographed an Orthodox church interior and I was equally impressed by the elaborate paintings.
    Beautiful! and the sun rays make it feel quite mystical.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Lady in red and  three pagodas

    Lady in red and three pagodas
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8924 W: 133 N: 22558] (112913)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 12:13]
    Czesc Malgorzata
    juz mialem sie chwalic ze mam kolezanke z tego miasta ale okazalo sie ze pomylilem Dali z Dalian :)

    Brak mi slow zeby skomentowac to zdjecie. Miejsce samo w sobie jest super urokliwe z tymi trzema pagodami. Centralna symetria swietnie tu pasuje. Osoba w czerwieni rowniez.
    Jednak mnie najbardziej zachwyca mistyczne niemal swiatlo. Te chmury czy tez mgla wisi tak nisko i sprawia wrazenie jakiegos atlasowego tla.
    Doskonale ostre pagody swietnie kontrastuja z rozmytym miekkim niebem.
    Wyglada to po prostu bajkowo!!!
    Nie tylko bylas we wspanialym miejscu ale rowniez swiatlo ci dopisalo choc zdaje sie ze ladna pogoda nie trwala zbyt dlugo...

    Wspanialy reportaz!!
    M

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Cold surprise

    Cold surprise
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2888 W: 0 N: 2009] (13344)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 12:07]
    Hallo Wolfgang,
    it seems quite early for the snow! We didn't have any summer this year and yet the autumn arrived already :(

    I like very much your recent series of the same place photographed at different conditions. It works very impressive.
    I like how two layers of clouds separate the different areas of the photo very well.
    Very attractive multi-layered composition.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • ArmeniaArmenia
    Title: Mount Aragats

    Mount Aragats
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3225 W: 2 N: 5097] (26928)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 11:44]
    Czesc Piotr,
    rzeczywiscie sporo krajow ostatnio zaliczyles.
    Ten poczworny wulkan robi wrazenie, jestem pewien ze zrobisz z tych szczytow swietny reportaz.
    Mnie nigdy zdjecia zrobione ze srodkow lokomocji sie nie udaja. Twoje jest bardzo przyzwoitej jakosci. Przede wszystkim jednak ten efekt kilku warstw gor w roznych odcieniach, robi ogromne wrazenie.
    Zarys tych nizszych szczytow wydaje sie podobny do tych osniezonych, niemal jak skopiowany w photoshopie.
    Wyglada na to ze kierunek wschod jest coraz to bardziej popularny.
    Ale nawiazujac do tego co powiedziales pod moim przedostatnim zdjeciem, owszem zawsze sie ciesze kiedy moge pokazac cos czego nie bylo jeszcze na TE ale nie jest to krytyczne. Na przyklad jesli chodzi o Lwow to jest z niego tutaj ponad 400 zdjec ale wiekszosc pokazuje rzeczy ktore niemal nie sa zwiazane ze Lwowem i na pewno niewiele o Lwowie mowia.
    Jakies przypadkowe fotki panienek na ulicy niekoniecznie wiele wnosza do obrazu miasta. No ale oczywiscie wszystko zalezy kto co lubi :)

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Mount BakerSony DSC HX400v

    Mount Baker
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7778 W: 57 N: 13043] (47964)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-20 11:37]
    Hi Lars,
    I am always surprised to see such a thick layer of snow in the middle of summer. West Coast of US is so diverse! There is so much to photograph over there.
    I admire here the great exposition of the snow in this picture. We can see its texture very well. It is very challenging to get it right when the light is bright.
    Fantastic to have here as well the blue sky which goes so well with the white of snow.
    Beautiful spot, the highest quality presentation,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Coney Island dreaming...

    Coney Island dreaming...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1573 W: 244 N: 2536] (9988)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:42]
    Hi Brenda,
    lovely reportage from Coney Island. I know this place so well but only from movies. In so many movies someone goes there. It feel almost familiar :)
    Nice idea to employ the reflection in the ice cream shop.
    This would be a must visit spot when I get there with my little daughter :)
    Very creative frame, well spotted!!!
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Waterfall of RedNikon D-300

    A Waterfall of Red
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5181 W: 266 N: 11741] (47330)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:37]
    Hi Bev,
    quite an extraordinary memorial! I like that it has also a color.
    Yes it is quite sad to realize how many people lost their lives in world wars.
    Sadly some people say this may come back, if we don't pay attention enough...
    I hope they are wrong. I hope the installations like this one here will keep reminding us about the terrible past and will teach us to avoid it.
    Yes, when traveling by car means you can stop in places where you maybe wouldn't stop otherwise.
    Perfectly used opportunity.
    Great presentation,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Old SacSony ILCE6300

    Old Sac
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4131 W: 317 N: 5872] (23716)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:32]
    Hi Rob,
    I have nearly visited Sacramento. It was on my list some time ago but we decided to stay longer in Wine Country and we skipped Sacramento. I guess I have another reason to revisit this amazing state.
    California is my favourite place on the Earth and if I won lottery I would move there straight away.
    I had a pleasure to live for 2.5 years there and I have never got bored of this state.

    Lovely scene here. The houses so stylish, so characteristic for the wild west I suppose. It looks more like a movie set than a real street.
    Great reportage,
    M

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Colours of a North Vietnamese market

    Colours of a North Vietnamese market
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3695 W: 17 N: 8285] (35154)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:27]
    Hi Paul,
    I think my wife and daughter would make some serious shopping in this market :)
    They like "ethno" style. I would need to by an extra bag for the return flight :(
    I like very much this colorful place. The clothes in the foreground make an original repeated motif. Both the seller and the customers enhance the local flavor.
    Great market scene, very well captured,
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Calme et detente a parc de WillanowNikon D80

    Calme et detente a parc de Willanow
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14305 W: 156 N: 24771] (131158)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:23]
    Bonjour Christiane,
    every time I talk to Malgo about Warsaw she tells me that there is not much to do around the town.
    Your reportage proves her wrong :)
    You had a fantastic light here, although I think I wouldn't be able to take a great photo like this. The simple scene of the park was transformed with this amazing light into a work of art.
    Great composition with the elegant benches lining up the path in the park.
    Beautiful work,
    very well spotted! You have really a great eye!
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Chacun sa routeNikon D80

    Chacun sa route
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14305 W: 156 N: 24771] (131158)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:19]
    Bonjour Christiane,
    I am not sure why but I always photograph such sign posts as well. Recently in Ukraine, especially because of the Cyrillic alphabet.
    There is so much light and color here. And the geometry is lovely too with the sign making a huge cross on the frame.
    Very well seen and photographed,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Under the NYC HwyPentax K3

    Under the NYC Hwy
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6863 W: 88 N: 16579] (76237)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:16]
    Hi Craig,
    I am glad you have mentioned it: it is true that if you visit a place for the second time it is easier to focus on original spots, having visited the classic ones on the first visit :)
    Ideally one should have like emka a lot of time in each spot :)

    I like very much this all industrial scene. There is so much going on here. The geometry is brilliant.
    The sky has a lovely brown color, and in general it appears quite romantic in spite of the subject...

    Excellent night photo,
    M

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Port of NorraNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Port of Norra
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6530 W: 5 N: 11237] (51578)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 91 N: 10107] (41729) [2017-09-18 13:11]
    Hola Luis,
    great composition: I like how the marina creates two layers in the foreground.
    The houses along the water promenade at the back are so elegant. Everything looks amazing in this great light here.
    You must have been very lucky with the weather -even though these are north countries you had a great weather and light conditions in Scandinavia.
    Beautiful colors, charming atmosphere, very inviting to visit,
    M

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