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  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: MS nº 002 - RIO DOS CISNES !

    MS nş 002 - RIO DOS CISNES !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8577 W: 56 N: 11271] (61028)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 11:58]
    Hi Neyvan
    This photo was featured on the homepage today. Good light and colours and the composition giving prominence to the "swans".
    I've seen similar boats as far afield as Japan. Truly internation phenonmenon! :-)
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: The Moomins and their MomCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    The Moomins and their Mom
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3360 W: 298 N: 7005] (37181)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 11:46] [+]
    Hi Gert
    Ah, so that's where you've been. :-)
    Glad to see you are continuing, with great effect, your "street colour coordination" theme. The coat of the woman on the left matches the cartoon but also her rucksack is the same colour as the other woman's dress. They both look like human cameleons. ;-)
    I of course read the books about the Moomins when I was a kid and would love to reread them for the very reason you mention in the note. I have recently rediscovered Sempe's and Goscinny's Le Petit Nicolas - I think it is also more funny for adults, who can better understand the humour.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Juhanus kokkoNikon D90

    Juhanus kokko
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 62 N: 1237] (7415)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 11:36]
    Czesc Daniel
    Wow! Remarkable photo of this traditional bonfire. The warm (or shall I say "hot"!) colours contrast nicely with the bluish hues of the sky and its reflection in water. The reflection of the bonfire is very beautiful too and adds another point of focus to the image.
    Well done on exposure - it would have been very easy to overexpose the fire.
    Pozdrawiam
    Kasia

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Night view

    Night view
    MIMICA (62)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 11:30]
    Original take on this night cityscape. It is underexposed but that's what is beautiful and unique about it. It looks like black velvet with golden sequins and beads attached for decoration.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • IranIran
    Title: KermanNikon D90

    Kerman
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 985 W: 79 N: 1788] (11847)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 11:12]
    Hi Ali
    Very atmospheric image, beautiful in its simplicity. Well chosen detail to show the play of light and shadow.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Sunset at Binsar (Uttarakhand)

    Sunset at Binsar (Uttarakhand)
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 188] (874)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 10:55]
    Hi Swapan
    Amazingly red sunset, the graphism and the saturated colours create a resemblance to a poster or cartoon. Great composition with some delightful rays of sun visible in the top part.
    Great work, just like the previous one you posted.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Golden Prague

    Golden Prague
    GyurMaster (529)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 10:43] [+]
    Hi Gyorgy
    Splendid view of Prague in the evening. The light and colours are pure magic.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: gone to the dogs

    gone to the dogs
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4245 W: 108 N: 3230] (30340)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 10:37]
    Hi Wolfgang
    Delightful street scene and an great addition to your impressive b&w portfolio.
    I bet many passing people stop to have a look at that poster but your choice of this particular couple is perfect, especially the dog, almost the same size and colour as the one sitting on the girl's lap.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The plains of Ladakh

    The plains of Ladakh
    ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 772 W: 0 N: 278] (6753)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:49]
    Hi Ryno
    Amazing landscape and great light but what really makes the image is your decision to include the colourful prayer flags, emblematic of this corner of the world.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • BangladeshBangladesh
    Title: Lonely Boatman

    Lonely Boatman
    sifat_noor (14)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:47]
    Hi Sifat
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful atmopheric photo from your country. It shows the daily life of the people and their environment at the same time.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Chicago Blue HourPentax K7

    Chicago Blue Hour
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4715 W: 88 N: 10781] (52312)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:45]
    Hi again
    Fantastic blue hour shot, it was obviously a very good decision to visit at that time.
    At first sight this fountain looks like a strange office block. :-)
    The running kids really make it, I especially like the silhouetted one on the far left. S/he looks hesitant, I wonder what they saw there in the water...
    Have a great weekend
    Kasia

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The Lonely ManPentax K7

    The Lonely Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4715 W: 88 N: 10781] (52312) *



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:41]
    Hi Craig
    I know exactly what you mean about lugging you tripod around and how you want a break from time to time! It worked in your advantage here as the low viewpoint enabled you to create an interesting and unique shot, the patterns on the floor make for a fabulous foreground. Great use of wide angle lens!
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Je de montangesNikon D800

    Je de montanges
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7993 W: 0 N: 13908] (116600)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:36]
    Hi Nicolas
    Amazing landscape so well captured. The blue cloud makes an impression that the sky had collapsed among the tall mountains.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sunset, pink versionCanon EOS 60D

    Sunset, pink version
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8147 W: 381 N: 8005] (80858)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:34]
    Hi Jean
    Beautiful atmospheric image of this colourful sunset. The sun is very well placed according to the rule of thirds and composition balanced by the tiny silhouetted boat.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • FranceFrance
    Title: a Madame on her balcony

    a Madame on her balcony
    unclehotshot Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 11] (65)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:32] [+]
    Hi again
    Colourful and sunny, so different from your latest post but equally beautiful. Perfectly captured "Madame" and great title. :-)
    Have a nice weekend
    Kasia

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Rainy town in Lapland

    Rainy town in Lapland
    unclehotshot Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 11] (65)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:29] [+]
    Hi Frank
    Lots of mood and old style charm in this image skilfully presented in sepia.
    Your note reminds me of the many rainy summers I spent in the north of Europe.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Matching colours

    Matching colours
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4967 W: 81 N: 12500] (73425)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:23]
    Czesc Malgosiu
    Moje gratulacje Krolowo Globtroterow! :-) 67 to swietny wynik!
    Kolory w tym zdjeciu rzeczywiscie bardzo dobrze skoordynowane. Intrygujaco wyglada szara fasada hotelu na tle kolorowych, odnowionych domkow.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie i zycze milego weekendu. No i udanych przygotowan do wyjazdu!
    Kasia

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Once Was Paradise

    Once Was Paradise
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2936 W: 103 N: 5061] (22718)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 1:10] [+]
    Zdravo Klaudio
    These tree ferns remind me of my travels in NZ.
    I dispair every time I hear about the fate of the Austrian Aborigines. Not only, classified as part of the animal kingdom, they were deprived of the right to vote but also, for years, it was ok to kill them without the normal consequences of killing a human being. Now people turn their heads and close their hearts when they see destitute Aborigines in the streets of Australian towns - out of their natural environment, destroyed and colonized by the European invaders, they are like fish out of water. In the western world many people feel they are better, more cultured and civilized than others - others being of different ethnicity or religion. But if we are so good, why did we colonize and distroy so much of the world, breaking human rights (we claim we are so proud of these days) constantly along they way?
    Ok, that's my rant for today...
    Good luck with your lyrebird photography! :-)
    Ugodan vikend
    Kasia

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Red Barn

    Red Barn
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1496 W: 0 N: 3600] (17863)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 0:50]
    Hi Ann
    Well done on your perseverance. Many photographers avoid taking photos in the rain - they don't want to get wet but they claim that the light is no good. ;-) You were rewarded with dramatic sky and muted painterly colours.
    Great composition with the fence leading the eye through the image.
    Have a nice weekend
    Kasia

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: sun goes down on golden hornCanon EOS 650D

    sun goes down on golden horn
    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3432 W: 772 N: 8308] (41900)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 1 N: 410] (4988) [2014-08-30 0:42]
    Merhaba Korkut
    Atmospheric view with dramatic sky and gorgeous light. Great timing and composition, it's almost hard to believe it was tramvayın penceresinden çekildi.
    Iyi günler
    Kasia

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