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  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile s Little San FranciscoCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Chile s Little San Francisco
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2924 W: 17 N: 6390] (27866)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 6:24] [+]
    Hi Paul,
    wow this is a spectacular view! Fantastic viewpoint!
    I like also the effect which you achieved with a blurred background. I am not entirely sure if it is just a shallow depth of the field or it was foggy on that day or it is a special technique but the effect is stunning!
    The foreground has some lovely architecture and colorful houses and a palm tree silhouette, everything one could wish for!
    The view opening behind is breath taking.
    Incredible feeling of space.
    If I ever get to Chile again I must visit this place :)
    Excellent work,
    M

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Il posto della corsa CANON EOS 40D

    Il posto della corsa
    fabianoleite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2049 W: 69 N: 2342] (10490)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 6:01]
    Hi Fabiano,
    it is a great souvenir and I wouldn't mind having it in my collection, but it is a bit pity that so much of the building is covered with shadow. Also the square in front of the building was cut too tightly, I think I would either take more of it or cut it out completely. Nevertheless it is an interesting contribution.
    Thanks for sharing,
    M

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Peles RestaurantNikon D 90

    Peles Restaurant
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11658 W: 1002 N: 22443] (111674)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 5:56]
    Hi Chris,
    beautiful piece of architecture. I presume the hotel was set in an old building. The style is quite unique.
    You have been lucky with the weather again. The light and colors are stunning. So well saturated and natural.
    The red goes so well with blue sky.
    You really have a chance to explore the area very well.
    Fantastic job and great TE contribution!
    M

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Buti

    Buti
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3653 W: 27 N: 4251] (45872)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 5:53]
    Ciao Carlo,
    beautiful photograph! Very picturesque view.
    I like the architecture of the church: it seems quite unique.
    Very well included busy architecturally foreground with plenty of attractive decorative elements.
    In the back a peaceful country side with forest covered hill which adds a diagonal here.
    Excellent work, beautiful place I have never heard of,
    M

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Back From ParadiseCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Back From Paradise
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2242 W: 39 N: 3002] (12683)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 5:49]
    Hi Alexandre,
    It looks like you had an amazing honeymoon.
    Wonderful white sand beach here. The sun bead adds a relaxing motif to the composition. Fantastic color of the water so shallow and I presume warm.
    Fantastic destination -it is on my wish list.
    Great reportage,
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Harry Potter's HogwartsNikon D-300

    Harry Potter's Hogwarts
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4054 W: 238 N: 9159] (37633)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 5:44]
    Hi Bev,
    Alnwick Castle is at the moment on top of my favourite places to visit locally. It is there since a year :)
    Because it is so interesting I keep postponing my trip there waiting for optimal weather conditions. Let's hope it works out this year :)
    I have been not very active recently and I see you have uploaded several beautiful pictures of great interest for me because they also present places in Northumberland which I didn't visit yet.
    Next two weeks I may be not present either so I will have to come back to them later.

    This is a very impressive presentation of Alnwick Castle.
    The trees steal the show.
    But of course there is so much going on here: the road motif is so attractive and the castle itself looks huge here, and the colorful flowers make a fairy tale like foreground.
    There is even a picnic area with some action and a couple walking the way.

    Excellent work! I really have to visit Alnwick this year!
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Heavy Clouds Over TallaCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Heavy Clouds Over Talla
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1592 W: 408 N: 5918] (24056)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 5:36]
    Dear John,
    wow this is quite impressive! I do think I remember seeing views of his place in your gallery but it could have been easily something very similar.
    This is a spectacular scene!
    The composition is of course brilliant, with the stream making such a great intro to the lake in the centre. The low hanging clouds introduce an extraordinary atmosphere.
    In spite of quite a challenging light you have produced a real masterpiece.
    Amazing depth of the field.
    What I admire in particular is that you managed to balance the exposition of the clouds so well without burning them out.

    Your note mentioning changeable conditions made me laugh. I remember Irish weather forecast used the expression "unsettled" weather. My American friends were laughing a lot about it.

    Excellent work,
    M

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Split Cathedral towerNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Split Cathedral tower
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5693 W: 5 N: 9537] (44330)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 5:23]
    Hola Luis,
    wow this looks really interesting. The tower is of course the most attractive but the other elements in here are pretty too. There is a contrast of the styles well captured here.
    Wonderful sunny day, of course.
    Great composition with the tower being nicely off centre.
    I can't wait to go to Croatia!
    M

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Juste avant la pluiePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Juste avant la pluie
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12518 W: 154 N: 21682] (117347)



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    carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 448 N: 18] (96) [2016-05-03 4:37]
    fraaie lenteplaat met dreigende luchten en goede kleuren, mooi perspectief en goede compositie John,
    fraai weer.
    gr. jaap

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Two bridges BrugesCannon EOS 5D

    Two bridges Bruges
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20842 W: 522 N: 34597] (150812)



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    carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 448 N: 18] (96) [2016-05-03 4:36]
    hele mooie foto fraaie kleuren contrasten en uitstekende compositie, mooie plaat van mooi Brugge John.
    gr. jaap

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Fun at a fountainNikon D7100

    Fun at a fountain
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9415 W: 271 N: 3027] (102474)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:50]
    Czesc Aleksander,
    swietna scenka uliczna, ciekawie pokazana.
    W tle piekna architektura a na pierwszym planie ladna fontanna. Bawiace sie dziecko dodaje zycia kompozycji.
    Wybieram sie wlasnie w okolice Wroclawia ale nie wiem czy bede mial okazje spacerowac po centrum miasta.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Two bridges BrugesCannon EOS 5D

    Two bridges Bruges
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20842 W: 522 N: 34597] (150812)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:45]
    Hi John,
    I am glad to hear that you are making fresh photos outdoor already. Great news!
    This is a spectacular view. I like the composition very much. This tower is of course so familiar to me although I have never seen it with my own eyes. et the angle is quite original I would say. Including the two bridges makes a lovely foreground. On top of the great composition the mood is quite extraordinary here. The light was quite challenging. English weather I suppose.
    Fantastic outcome though I really admire the final effect.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: LisboaNikon D 7100

    Lisboa
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7315 W: 201 N: 7105] (49318)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:39]
    Hi Burak,
    wow
    this is a spectacular presentation from Lisbon.
    I love his city but when I was there this whole square was closed as it was under construction. So in fact I couldn't see it, and I think this would be my favourite spot in the whole town.
    Amazing contrast of the white and blue and yellow. Fantastic quality.
    The sky has also some pleasant cloud pattern which adds to the beauty of the scene.
    Excellent work!!
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Smreczynski lake

    Smreczynski lake
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1875 W: 2 N: 2661] (16688)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:35]
    Czesc Piotr,
    Mialem kiedys okazje podziwiac ten widok. Ktos mi powiedzial ze to jedyny staw w Tatrach ktory jest otoczony drzewami.
    Znakomita kompozycja: kilka poziomych warw, w dodatku kobieta w rozowej kurtce i jeszcze chmurki ladnie ulozone nad samym widoczkiem.
    Wspaniala praca!
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Du haut des rochers de Horseshoe BendNikon D80

    Du haut des rochers de Horseshoe Bend
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12518 W: 154 N: 21682] (117347)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:32]
    Bonjour Cricri,
    spectacular place! To be honest when I arrived over there I was there alone with my wife, advantage that we could take a lot of selfies but I see here that having some other people in the scene could add a nice touch.
    This person is very brave! Or at least it appears so here.
    I was very afraid to get to the edge of the canyon so I couldn't even take a decent photo of he bend.
    I can see now why Jason was wearing blue T-shirt. I think blue T-shirt would fit better here :)

    Breath-taking capture, I am very impressed!
    M

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Loggia...Canon EOS 30D

    Loggia...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 157 N: 8863] (95521)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:27]
    Czesc Krzysztof,
    a wiec byles rowniez w Monachium! Mieszkalem tam przez 4 lata! Wspaniale miejsce do zycia i do fotografowania, niestety bylo to w czasie przed cyfrowkowym.
    Lubie ten plac chociaz szkoda ze nie wlaczyles kosciola -no tak ale byl oblepiony rusztowaniami...
    Podoba mi sie ta budowla tyle ze skierowana jest na polnoc a wiec w zasadzie zawsze jest w cieniu.
    Wyjatkowe miejsce. Widze ze pokazujesz dosyc oryginalne ujecia z Monachium.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di Santa Maria Infraportas

    Chiesa di Santa Maria Infraportas
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11090 W: 132 N: 21880] (139927)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:23]
    Ciao Silvio,
    I suppose rain is some sort of attraction in Italy because you don't have it as often as we do in England.
    Great capture here, I like very much the dark clouds and you were in the right spot to capture the lovely little church so well lit and set against the dramatic sky!
    People with umbrellas and wet pavement add to the atmosphere of a rainy day.
    Great work!
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Purple LakeletNikon D7200

    Purple Lakelet
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1497 W: 0 N: 3793] (34037)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-03 3:20]
    Czesc Ryszard,
    to wyglada super ciekawie. Zastanawiam sie czy to w zasadzie powod do smutku czy radosci poniewaz nie jest to do konca naturalne. Nie mniej super interesujace.
    Musze zaraz zobaczyc czy pokazales tez to zolte i niebieskie jeziorko... widze ze zielone tak :)
    Teraz dopiero zauwazylem ze to malutkie cos to lawka, wow to jest o wiele wieksze niz sie wydaje na pierwszy rzut oka!
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Just after the rainSony Nex 6

    Just after the rain
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2866 W: 306 N: 2463] (9556)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-02 14:11]
    Hi Rob,
    fantastic outcome, and especially at this terrible weather.
    Yes it was exactly as you described it also in the North East of England. Plenty of snow and frequent hails, and strong cold winds, the last ones are actually a default here :(
    Even today although it got sunny in the afternoon the wind was terribly cold and strong.

    I have been to London only twice. First time: roughly 10 years ago, I am not sure if this bridge was there yet, if so -I must have missed it. This exact spot was the only thing I really wanted to visit for myself last time I was there (last Easter) and I had time planned for it, but my daughter got fever :(
    I suppose I have a reason to visit this wonderful city one more time :)
    This is amazing: this combination of the modern bridge and spectacular dome of St Paul is beautiful!
    I would love to photograph it at the blue hour.
    Also I have seen this POV or alternatively sometimes one from the bridge itself where perspective makes it feel as if you could enter the cathedral straight from the bridge.
    I admire your persistence regardless the terrible weather. This is really attractive! The weather did not stop you! These two ladies added a lovely touch, some dynamics, some life.
    The light so difficult but with wet pavement and the tightly covered silhouettes we can feel the atmosphere of a rainy day.
    Excellent work!
    M

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Colza et neigeNikon D800

    Colza et neige
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10391 W: 0 N: 14852] (139126)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 91 N: 8495] (35590) [2016-05-02 14:01]
    Bonjour Nicolas,
    wow this is really impressive. You have squeezed in the frame so many attractive elements. The yellow field of course adds an extra color, and then there is the layer with the trees, and the forest covered mountain and finally snow covered mountain, with the blue sky on top.
    Wonderful scenery, excellent capture!
    M

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