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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: CriptaPentax K200D

    Cripta
    Ninello52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 0 N: 995] (7285)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 10:29]
    Hi Nino,
    Very nicely done, the light in this sene is very beautiful and makes for a scene that looks like its from a movie. The intricate shadows look excellent as they criss cross in the foreground.
    Tanks for sharing.
    Noel

  • IranIran
    Title: Holy Shrine, Hossein- Ibn-Musa*(3)*

    Holy Shrine, Hossein- Ibn-Musa*(3)*
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 0 N: 256] (2091)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 10:24]
    Hi Omid,
    Very nice, this square is beautiful and eye way you have taken it from a low viewpoint allows the intricate design of the tiles to make a fine lead line into the view. The scene is enhanced by the fact that there is nobody inside the view, allowing the eye to view only the fne architecture and design of the view. Very nicely done, I like this a lot.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Cloisters of Santo Domingo VISony Cybershot DSC W170

    Cloisters of Santo Domingo VI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2151 W: 0 N: 4790] (25499)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 10:22]
    Hi Angel,
    Wondful control over the light in the scene, I find it so hard to take a shot like Isis and not completely blow out the exterior ight. You retained excellent detail inside and out, and it makes for a wonderful image. I feel like I am there too, looking out this window in person.
    Thank as always, and a very happy Easter to you and yours.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Jefferson Market Library in spring

    Jefferson Market Library in spring
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1197 W: 213 N: 1450] (6127)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 10:20]
    Hi Brenda,
    A lovely building, such a unique design and I can definitely see its relate to the German castle in its many towers reaching up into the sky. It's a great composition to have the park on left, as the scene rises beautifull in a strong diagonal. I like the cherry blossom too, that must make this little park even more special at this tme of year.
    Thanks as always, and happy easter
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Vidyasagar BridgeNikon D5100

    Vidyasagar Bridge
    Indrasish Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 4 N: 618] (2535)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 10:16]
    Hi Indrasish,
    What a beautiful bridge, and the color scheme of the purple and orange looks superb. A very nice angle to choose to shoot from too, it makes the length of the bridge very apparent and gives the viewer a great chance to appreciate its epic scale.
    Very nicely done, thanks as always for sharing.
    Best wishes.
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Happy Easter 2014

    Happy Easter 2014
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4213 W: 19 N: 6054] (47700)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:37]
    Hi Costantino,
    This is a beautiful view, the flowers in the foreground make a very interesting focal point there, while the view beyond is so expansive and has so much for the viewer to take in. This is a really impressive sight, thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes, and a very happy Easter.
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Determination!Nikon D-300

    Determination!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2764 W: 198 N: 6143] (24324)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:34]
    Hi Bev,
    From the angle you chose, it seems like not only do you like the attitude of the sailors here, but the trees do too, they seem to be craning around each other to get a better view of the action. Great idea to wait for the boat to reach this optimal place in the frame.
    Thanks as always, and happy Easter.
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Pretty in Pink..

    Pretty in Pink..
    RhodieIke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 793 W: 1 N: 2498] (11039)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:32]
    Hi Iain,
    Grafiti is always an interesting subject for me, some works are really incredible and this is a fine example. It often makes me wonder that some people hate these kinds of work so much, and yet if the creators had put it on canvass instead of brick, and displayed it in a museum, those same pele would probably pay princely sums for it! A lot of graffiti is crap, names and insults and scrawled in public places but I could never do anything but appciate this level of detail. Love the shape of this frame too.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Happy Easter!!

    Happy Easter!!
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4652 W: 76 N: 11366] (68624)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:29]
    Hi Malgo
    A beautiful set of images, full of the colors of these special places. Normally when I visit churches there is nobody around, so it is nice to see so many people there in this scene. The light flooding in from the centre window looks heavenly.
    I wish you and yours a very happy Easter
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Happy Easter!!!Canon EOS 30D

    Happy Easter!!!
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 157 N: 6547] (79798)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:25]
    Hi Krzysztof
    What a perfect easter scene! Tulips, eggs, bunnies, color and life all combined perfectly in this great seasonal shot. Very nicely captured.
    Best wishes and happy Easter
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: marée basseCanon 60D

    marée basse
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 0 N: 1067] (6922)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:22]
    Hi Francesco,
    A lovely vision of this place, and the reflection in the dark water makes it even more so. TE sky looks to have been created by an artists flourish and has a fine 3D to it. The clutch of trees is positioned perfectly on the thirds.
    Tanks as always, and happy Easter.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Stormy Liverpool

    Stormy Liverpool
    Kamilutka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 480 W: 0 N: 1412] (6655)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:19]
    Hi Kamila.
    I would never have associated the skyline in the thumbnail with liverpool, so thanks for a unique and new view! I do know the Liver building, a great icon and one which has a connection in Dublin too, the Liver insurance offices in south Dublin also have a large liver bird standing on the sign, though the building is mon, low rise and horrible, not like this beauty. The sunlight has made a beautiful visn here, especially with the background sky being so threatening. Very nice scene of this city.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sacre Coeur

    Sacre Coeur
    kathryn_weir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 0 N: 430] (1922)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:17]
    Hi Kathryn,
    This is a really wonderful way to share this magnificent church, you have chosen a great segment to share, with these three domes reaching into the sky like this and giving and excellent feel for the level of fine detail and design. The greys of the stonework show so superbly against the blue sky, and all of these Romanesque arches are intriguing to the eye, drawing it inwards and upwards into the scene. Really nicely done.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Oiran prformance #4Canon 1D MKIII

    Oiran prformance #4
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 0 N: 3321] (33724)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:11]
    Hi Takero,
    A very nice and very creative image, to show the detailed work that goes into creating these characters. The look of intent in the actors eyes is very intense and shows how much care they have for their role. Artistic and very nicely chosen scene.
    Best wishes from Ireland, spring has returned!
    Noel

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: on his wayNikon D90

    on his way
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 638 W: 62 N: 1043] (6491)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:09]
    Hi Daniel,
    I fully agree, and am an early bird too. There is always something so special about a big city so early when nobody is around, and of course it gives the opportunity to capture an image like this! The lone man is such an important part of this compositor, bring at important part of life into the scene. Nce rings too, though I suspect even the most cursory glance during a busy market day and you will have a hoard descend to convince you to part with enough money to buy one. The ight is vy special here and has brought the colors out beautifully.
    Thanks as always
    Noel

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Walking With Ghosts

    Walking With Ghosts
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4932 W: 365 N: 10199] (50667)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:04]
    Hi Lisa,
    A beautifully spooky place, even the doors look like coffins. I love these knds of place, so this is right up my street, and a beautiful choice to make this black and white too, so suited to both the place and the rather somber note. Sad to think of so many innocents dying here, and the bomb blast on the wall makes a real connection to today and those events of years ago. This looks like it could be a perfect entrance to a city of the underworld. Very cool, and thanks for the great note to understand it better.
    Slainte
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The Lion's Share

    The Lion's Share
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4932 W: 365 N: 10199] (50667)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 9:01]
    Gidday Lisa,
    This is some place, imperial design of the best example, and chocolate kudos for such a clear and beautiful night shot. (I can't take these so have all the more appreciation for them) I love the long sweeping viewpoint leading into the scene, and with a lion sitting ther guarding the entrance to the scene perfectly. I like tycoons expression, a lot of times I find these stones lions to be a bit strange looking, like somebody told them a dirty joke in church and they are trying to hold in the laughter. This guy though, he's very serious and looks like he is all about the guarding.
    The statue on the roof in front of the dome looks like a pretty creepy character too, like something just rose from the grave is is viewing the city he will roam.
    Lovely place, and especially for me as I don't see many shot of the city of naples, so thanks for that.
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter, filed with family, happiness and of course, chocolate.
    Best wishes from the soggy rock, I'm home now from the wonders of franfurt. All those skyscrapers are well worth seeing, but to balance it out I had to go and visit a 5000 year old passage tomb in Co Meath. I'm gonna post an image up later with you in mind, as I know you like a good set of standing stones and these ones are old, like oldly oldlingotn old!
    Slainte
    Noel.

    P.s. not one pair of lederhosen did I see, I feel I've been misled by the German tourist board,

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Strasbourg, Les Ponts CouvertsPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Strasbourg, Les Ponts Couverts
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5214 W: 575 N: 9790] (48330)



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    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5932 W: 1714 N: 10045] (45522) [2014-04-19 8:53]
    Dobro vece.
    Interesantan tekst o mestu i kulama, lep pogled ...
    Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
    Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe kule.
    Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
    Paja.


    Good evening.
    An interesting article about the place and towers, nice view ...
    Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
    Good work and composition, well captured moment, a beautiful tower.
    Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
    Paja.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: San Jose de GraciaCanon 5D Mark III

    San Jose de Gracia
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 882 W: 0 N: 2028] (8440)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 8:51]
    Hi Ray,
    A beautiful example of this style of building, and one which to me is quite exotic, certainly a far cry from what I see on a day to day basis. Believe it or not, in a high school art project, I built one of these style churches (out of empty cigarette packs) so I think I have always had an appreciate for this style. I I've the low viewpoint very much too, it makes the building seem more imposing and the clouds behind add a nice touch of almost film like drama behind.
    Cheers, and happy easter.
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: paschalia for Easter

    paschalia for Easter
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2472 W: 4 N: 4748] (22744)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2219 W: 8 N: 4925] (17203) [2014-04-19 8:43]
    Hi Ourania
    I love the sight of lilac, it means the world is returning to life and summer is coming, meaning happi people and smiling faces on the street. Perhaps it's an Irish thing, that after such a long wet miserable winter, we miss the sun so much that when it finally returns, we all go mad and soak it in. But that is why this flower makes me smile, its a sign of things to come. A beautiful example of this flower, with such lovely contrasting colors. I like the birdhouse too, a nice additn to the scene. Although I am a title right now of the presents they are leaving all o my car!
    Thanks as always, and a very happy Easter to you and yours.
    Best wishes
    Noel

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