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  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Trim, Co MeathCanon EOS 60D

    Trim, Co Meath
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3051 W: 18 N: 7411] (26121)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-05-29 16:40]
    Hi Noel
    I'm back again after a short break! Beautifully balanced and composed with strong contrasting areas of different colours and the fg - something to remind us of warmer days - leads in to the well detailed ruins under a lovely sky. All working together magnificently. Excellent capture of a very interesting looking place. Congrats and tfs
    Best wishes

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: summer settling in

    summer settling in
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3378 W: 5 N: 6913] (34545)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-05-03 4:46]
    Salut Ourania,

    This photo plunges us directly in the field like if we were there, maybe because of the way the trees give the impression to surround the viewer.

    The fortress on the top of the mountain is the focal point, despite its position in the background, while the foreground offers a sense of the place.

    Regards,

    André

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: San Andrea , Levanto

    San Andrea , Levanto
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4784 W: 271 N: 8355] (69552)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-05-02 4:08]
    Salut Denis,

    J'aime toujours voir ces jeux de lumière et d'ombre que s'amusent à projeter les nuages, soulignant au passage les courbes du paysage. Le moment a été saisi avec soin, alors que la partie plus obscure en arrière-plan offre l'impression que le village resplendit de tous ses feux. Bonne succession de plans qui augmente l'effet de profondeur.

    Amitiés,

    André

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Autumn in NanjingNikon D 90

    Autumn in Nanjing
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10550 W: 1001 N: 20335] (101919)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-05-02 3:57]
    Hi Chris,

    Catchy vibrant colours from vegetation attract the eyes in the first place, before admiring the details of this temple. An array of man-made and natural splendors.

    Well done!

    André

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Morning Chai, Morning ShavePentax K3

    Morning Chai, Morning Shave
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 88 N: 12386] (59006)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-04-30 17:03] [+]
    Oh my God... You've been in India Craig, so by now, you must be hooked, as there is no destination as exotic and exciting as India, to truly loose all your references.

    Colors, smells, nice people, striking discoveries, awesome food, delhi belly, everything is there to create the most memorable moments..

    Barbers represent a nice theme that I enjoy myself in various situations, and this one is interesting for the expression of the client and the arms of the barber that suggests command and control, while remaining anonymous.

    But Craig, this scene is begging for more light, as you haven't post-processed it in order to bring attention on the face, or at least to illuminate it. The most important part of that frame is actually in the dark, while the shirt is grabbing all the attention!??

    Because the expression is intriguing and defines the emotional link with the subject- a sense of abandon, I would have been instinctively guided to get a closer capture, so the face and the arms would have become the ultimate elements of the image.

    When you think about it, being shaved by another person, surrendering your face to someone else is quite an act of intimacy, so by framing the scene tighter, you would have emphasized this moment, you would have highlighted the scene in an extraordinary way.

    Making photography is to know what is essential to keep in the frame, and ignoring what is not necessary. In this case, the magic, the centre of interest is all between these two hands and the face; the shirt, as well as the garbage in the background are far from being desirable in this frame and they completely distract from what this photo is all about.

    You would have focused on the upper half of this photo, framed horizontally, and you were having a stunning shot in your hand, as I really don't see what the lower half can possibly bring to the image, what kind of contribution it makes.

    The moment was perfect, the face framed by the hand was exceptional, the expression is delightful (almost like a ritualistic moment), but by including this shirt that overtakes the rest of the scene, the focal point is diffused and lost through unnecessary details.

    But I salute your guts and initiative to try other subjects than buildings; and you are right, India is a great place to shoot people, as they are as interesting as they are interested. I will keep following your Indian trip through your photo, as I am both jealous of you, but also happy that you have discovered this fabulous country.

    Cheers!

    André

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Wallarts of Istanbul - IIINikon D 5000

    Wallarts of Istanbul - III
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5713 W: 492 N: 16006] (87436)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-04-30 16:19]
    Hi Mesut,

    The integration of the pedestrian with the mural is very subtle and well seen. I like the fact that we have to look at your photo a couple of second, before realizing what's the visual pun. Good timing and nice idea, well executed.

    Cheers!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Summertime in AprilNikon D 90

    Summertime in April
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2348 W: 1199 N: 2257] (31206)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-04-30 16:10] [+]
    Salut Claude,

    Si cette scène s'était déroulée en Afrique du Sud, les chaussures de cuir et tout le reste auraient disparu en moins de deux minutes... Peut-être même les jeans aussi...

    Belle façon de souligner le retour du soleil sur la capitale, en terme de sujet, de perspective et de composition.

    Je ne connais pas les conditions sous lesquelles tu as saisi cette photo, mais si c'eût été possible, j'aurais bien aimé voir l'arc s'inscrire dans les deux coins opposés; c'était si près de l'être!!!

    Bravo pour ton entêtement à nous présenter autre chose que des maisons et des immeubles, parce que Trekearth ressemble de plus en plus à un site d'agence immobilière.. :-p))

    J'exagère un peu, étant le premier à en photographier à l'occasion et appréciant le genre lorsque c'est bien fait, mais ce site a déjà fait preuve de plus de diversité.

    Ciao!

    André

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Sakura in WF#1Canon 1D Mark‡W

    Sakura in WF#1
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1662 W: 0 N: 3438] (37076)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 7:14]
    Pak Takero YTH
    This is just a wonderful scene adorned by the awesome sakura tree fully fitting the frame superbly. The foreground leads the through the whole capture smoothly, the colours are soothing and exposure is superbly handled as usual to your very best. Delightful to watch, Congrats.
    Best wishes

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cathedral Reflections ...Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Cathedral Reflections ...
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2305 W: 76 N: 1021] (34466)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 6:53]
    Hi Jean
    A cathedral viewed by a keen shooter showing the diff perspective the way glass of the modern building plays with the reflections. it's clear and colourfully crisp shot. Well spotted in the first instance, Smashing!!
    Best regards

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Reflets de fin de journéePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Reflets de fin de journée
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11560 W: 154 N: 20278] (109843)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 6:29]
    Hi Christiane
    Wonderful how the pond is reflecting a whole range of lovely colours, a very well spotted showing your ability to make some very creative and warm image from everyday objects. I do like that bit of warm light and speck of vivid red and those green reeds do look very interesting. Your showcase looks a real calm feel and your standard never drops...
    Congrats, tfs
    Best regards

  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
    Title: Tomb of the Brutal KingCanon 60D

    Tomb of the Brutal King
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7843 W: 324 N: 15999] (56406)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 6:16]
    Namaste Angshu
    Superb shot of a magnificent piece of Islamic architecture enhanced by rich colours tones, brill clarity and terrific symmetry with great feel of depth allowing us to absorb both sides of the grand edifices. Lovely how the fg really pulls the eye into the whole catpure. You did a fine work here and your shot indeed does justice to its grandeur and majesty. A winner for me, Congrats.
    Best regards

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La valle Spoletina

    La valle Spoletina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10063 W: 132 N: 19865] (127036)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 6:06]
    Hi Silvio
    I really enjoy the wide depth of the shot full of detail from top to bottom, Silvio. It's a delight panorama especially I love the shades of colour, tones and the slight mist merging together beautifully turning this to a soothing shot! Congrats
    Best wishes

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Sailing The Desert Sand

    Sailing The Desert Sand
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2389 W: 0 N: 5637] (30122)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 5:55]
    Hi Eleu
    A fast action sport timely clicked where vibrancy of colour combination is real bonus and lovely the way they are positioned across. Full of vivid detail heightening the strength to a very appealing capture. Superb clarity and perspective too. Good capture, TFS
    Best wishes

  • PolandPoland
    Title: OrchardNikon D70

    Orchard
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1116 W: 0 N: 2758] (25986)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 5:35]
    Hi Ryszard
    Love this beautiful image with lovely contrasting colour so inviting for a morning walk which also makes you wonder what is at the end. Like your composition and the patterns in this, an excellent use of perspective and fab sense of depth. Well done on capturing this, Congrats.
    Best wishes

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Pushkar 4 CeremoniesCanon 5D Mark III

    Pushkar 4 Ceremonies
    Praetzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 127 N: 345] (2375)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 5:01]
    Hi Alfred
    A lovely effect captured full of warm glow, lively and feel of the atmosphere to conveys the absorbing 'drama' The colours are still vibrant and natural with excellent exposure handling and the eye contact there is a plus point. An immense religious capture and a pleasure to view, Congrats.
    Best wishes

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint LeuNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Saint Leu
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5404 W: 0 N: 5280] (64155)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 4:30]
    Hi Serge
    A colourful building by the canal with the swan firmly gives a nice natural touch as strong foreground base and perspective. Simply an appealing image not only in color rendition but the refine elements well interacted together. Well done shot, Congrats.
    Best regards

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Old WallMobile Phone Camera

    Old Wall
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 520 N: 5044] (39447)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 3:36]
    Hi Francesco
    Fantastic piece of art and the abstract quality of such an inspiring great closeup work - a hidden beauty unseen thru' the naked eye! Full of extraordinary textures, rich contrasting colour and vividness of detail. A very captivating shot keenly observed by smart eye. Congrats, tfs.
    Best wishes

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: MagniolaNikon D800

    Magniola
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8965 W: 0 N: 14122] (126490)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 3:20]
    Hi Nicolas
    I love the matching pinkish colour and contrast to deep blue sky of the brill spring scene. It's full of cheery ambient with bags of detail to absorb aided by the bright sun light. Well done and good effort Congrats
    Warm regards

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Salt mineNikon D200

    Salt mine
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9170 W: 270 N: 2654] (99180)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 2:53]
    Hi Aleks
    Attractive presentation, love seeing the colourful small garden framing the building which makes a beautiful image that you really managed to get a full effect. Human element is always valuable boosting the liveliness. Well done, Congrats.
    Best regards

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Vault...Canon EOS M

    Vault...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5580 W: 157 N: 7719] (88103)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10431] (44968) [2015-04-27 2:41]
    Hi Krzysztof
    Striking interior incorporating the archways showing the remarkable definition all round. Lovely tones, colours, shades and your nice exposure has produced an awe inspiring architectural picture with a sense of depth and perspective. Congrats
    Best regards

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