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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Ghost Mining Town

    Ghost Mining Town
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 0 N: 3861] (19025)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-28 0:59]
    Hello Ann,

    Again, an interesting note and a very fine photograph to illustrate it!

    I liked your black and white photograph from here very much but I think I like this one even more: the soft light and the soft colours really make this for me.

    The diagonal line of the buildings makes for a fine composition and the fact that the snow covered ground is brighter than the blue and cloudy sky is very appealing and makes the rustic old wooden buildings stand out beautifully. There are lovely soft and subtle shadows across the snow and the buildings are beautifully lit. But the "star of the show" must surely be the golden leaves on the trees towering above the buildings and contrasting well with the blue of the sky (yellow and blue, being complementary colours, always go so well together).

    Lovely light and colours, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Case Lovara

    Case Lovara
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4520 W: 267 N: 7909] (65010)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-26 3:08]
    Bonjour Denis,

    How lovely that this place is now undergoing restoration with rebuilding of the houses and replanting of crops and fruit trees to make it attractive for visitors to see how life was here in times past.

    You have captured this scene perfectly with your usual excellent details and sharpness and the bright red foreground leaves contrast well with the glorious blue of the sea and sky and draw attention to the old stonework of this decaying rustic buidling.

    Lovely light and colours, fine composition and excellent clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Centuries of Wear!Nikon D-300

    Centuries of Wear!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 208 N: 7110] (28455)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-26 2:30] [+]
    Hello Bev,

    Well, this old bridge may be at least ten times my age but I can guarantee that it has borne the ravages of time far better than I have and appears in far better condition than I do!

    Isn't it wonderful to think just how many generations of people and animals might have crossed this bridge and just how important a feature it must once have been in aiding transportation around this village and its outlying areas?

    A very symapthetic and pleasing composition which shows so well the wear and tear on the crude and heavy paving slabs as well as the moss-covered parapets. Lovely soft light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and clarity. Nice too to include the brightly clad gentleman on the left as he adds a nice splash of colour as well as giving a fine sense of scale - and also helping carry your tripod and camera gear!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Forgotten Songs

    Forgotten Songs
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5119 W: 367 N: 10782] (52931)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-26 1:37]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    Starting to hear voices after a few bottles of "pluge" is often a bad sign - were the voices trying to tell you to do something crazy? Hee, hee.

    But what you have written about and shown us is, to me at least, rather nice. Here in Britain, we see and hear far fewer birds in cities, towns and even the countryside than we used to several years ago and that is very sad. And how nice that someone has decided to try to emulate birdsong in this very built-up area, even if it is only electronically.

    Your picture shows and interesting scene, the various sizes and shapes of birdcages apparently strung up on wires between the tall buildings on either side of this street. A very well composed photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. How are things? I hope you are well.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Old and modernSony DSC HX200v

    Old and modern
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7071 W: 117 N: 13413] (75063)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 15:33]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    Hee, hee. What a well observed scene! The man looks like he is trying to take a photograph with his tablet while the lady is perhaps writing some notes or drawing a picture.

    How clever of you to have observed this and also to have captured it so perfectly. You have isolated this couple perfectly by having the background nicely out of focus. Lovely light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Escandinávia 2014 nº 58 - BLOMSTER !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Escandinávia 2014 nº 58 - BLOMSTER !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8758 W: 56 N: 11712] (63604)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 15:22]
    Hell Neyvan,

    You have written a very interesting note and also presented us with a stunningly beautiful photograph!

    Your composition is delightful and very pleasing, taking advantage of the lines of the buildings. I really love how you have filled the foreground with beautifully bright and colourful flowers - that is very attractive and also adds to a wonderful feeling of depth in the image.

    Lovely light and colours, fine reflections on the calm water, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: National Museum of ScotlandSony Nex 5

    National Museum of Scotland
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2181 W: 76 N: 976] (31779)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 15:01]
    Hello Jean Claude,

    I have to confess that I have never been to this museum, even although Edinburgh is only about 40 miles from where we live. So I must visit this place very soon - your photograph has really inspired me to see it!

    This is a beautiful interior shot of this extensive gallery. I like your symmetrical composition which suits the subject perfectly. The details and sharpness are exquisite and allow us to study every fine detail and all the visitors within the place. The light and colours are excellent and your exposure is perfect.

    An excellent upload for TE!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: 5 Terre-Vernazza

    5 Terre-Vernazza
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2478 W: 19 N: 3061] (30625)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 14:31]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    Yes, I think you have here produced a very individual and very appealing photograph with your very own interpretation!

    All the elements in this image are very pleasingly arranged within the frame, especially the tower which is placed perfectly on the "third". The light and colours are very good, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are excellent. But what I really like is the inclusion of the couple in the foreground walking towards you - the inclusion of human interest is always a bonus!

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Cuffy's Cove NorthCanon T1i

    Cuffy's Cove North
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1060 W: 1 N: 2771] (11465)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 13:56]
    Howdy Ray,

    You have given us a very interesting and informative note about this place and particularly about the forestry and lumber industry which was very active in times past.

    And I love your photograph too - the tall vertical format suits the subject perfectly and certainly adds to the impressions of height, depth and distance. Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: EyesCanon EOS 700D

    Eyes
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1097 W: 0 N: 2645] (16720)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 12:26]
    Ciao Romano,

    I think that this is the very same building as in your last photograph - so you must have been very attracted to it!

    And I can understand why you like this place: it must have lots of excellent photographic opportunities. And here you have captured a closer view than in yesterday's photograph - and very cleverly composed it so that we see several big "eyes" looking down at us.

    Just a little "spooky" - but a perfectly taken and appealing shot with fabulous colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza San MarcoSony RX100 II

    Piazza San Marco
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1496 W: 122 N: 1162] (17341) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 12:19]
    Bonjour Roland,

    This is a delightful photograph of St. Mark's square! We see lots of photographs of this iconic place but your photograph is a delightfully refreshing "new look" at it - the tall tower perfectly framed in an archway which makes it stand out beautifully.

    The other thing, of course, is that the tower stands out so well because of its lovely colour: the buildings around it are almost monochrome and the sky is very pale, so the red brickwork of the tower immediately draws our attention to it.

    Also he water flooding the square adds some interesting reflections and you were also clever to include the people in the immediate foreground.

    A lovely photograph which is very appealing and which has good composition, fine light and colours and exceptional depth of field and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The City CruiseSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    The City Cruise
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4078 W: 7 N: 6298] (47518)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 8:34]
    Hello Brian,

    An interesting note and a glorious photograph of London, Tower Bridge spanning the Thames and so many other iconic buildings. And I presume that your photograph was taken from a boat which was in hot pursuit of the one we see about to pass under the bridge.

    Beautiful soft light and gorgeous colours and all beneath a lovely warm sky of late summer. Perfect exposure, fine composition and stunning details and sharpness, as always. Could this one be HDR?

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Autumn at the CastleNikon D-300

    Autumn at the Castle
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 208 N: 7110] (28455)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 5:49]
    Hello Bev,

    What an interesting note and what a lovely photograph to accompany it!

    The light and the colours here are stunning but, unfortunately, this photograph must be one of those which has suffered the very most by being "shrunk" to fit the new TE image size of just 790 pixels wide. Seen at it's "original" size of 900 pixels wide, just as you uploaded it, it is superbly sharp but on the "new" TE website it suffers very badly.

    A fine composition with lovely soft light and glorious warm autumnal colours, perfect exposure and excellent sharpness (when viewed at "proper" size).

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Death's FootstepsPentax K3

    Death's Footsteps
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4915 W: 88 N: 11419] (54940)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 4:15]
    Hi Craig,

    Black and white might not be very popular here but that doesn't mean to say that it's not well appreciated. And all the more should it be appreciated because black and white is an art form in its own right and often much more difficult in which to succeed than colour.

    But you have certainly succeeded here: the light, tones and contrasts are stunning and bring out all the soft undulations of the dunes as well as the intense grittiness of the sand perfectly.

    A beautiful and beautifully composed photograph with amazing light and contrasts, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Russian bells 2

    Russian bells 2
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 81 N: 13312] (76483)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-25 3:56]
    Hi Malgo,

    Two beautiful photographs of Russian bells - presented of course, by our favourite Polish "belle"!

    An interesting note too (which I've read in its entirety!). Actually, I do like the sounds of bells and, as you reminded me, there's few more rousing and noisy pieces of music than Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" to commemorate Russia's defense of its motherland against Napoleon's invading Grande Armée and which, contrary to popular belief, he wrote in 1882. Tchaikovsky, of course, hadn't yet been born in 1812.

    Both of your pictures are excellent, lit in stong sunlight and with the monastery displaying strong shadows. I like your "main" picture better and it is beautifully composed, with strong light and contrasts yet there is detail still seen in the deepest shadows and also in the brightest parts. Perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. What a pity we can't hear these bells on TE - but if you have a look at this little video you can certainly hear them! I'm pretty sure that this are the same bells - the video is poor quality but the bells sound impressive!!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Russian wedding session

    Russian wedding session
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 81 N: 13312] (76483)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-24 4:45] [+]
    Hi Malgo,

    Firstly, I find your note very interesting indeed. It's very odd to discover that so many people are apparently joining up to TE mistakenly thinking that it is a dating site! How lucky that you might have found a potential suitor even although he may have no interest in photography at all! Have you told your husband?

    But the other thing that worries me is that it appears that very few members here read peoples' notes fully: I always do, otherwise I would just have looked at your photograph and commented upon it and not found all these interesting facts which you have discovered. Isn't life so strange these days?

    Unfortunately no-one here has yet told me they want to spend the rest of their life with me! :(

    Anyway, Malgo, this is a delightful photograph - and what a romantic scene it is too with the married couple framed in the lovely archway with flowers and doves and also including the tall spire of a church in the background. Nice that the bride is dressed in pink and the groom in a rather modern shiny black suit.

    Lovely light and colours, a fine composition and excellent details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Will you marry me? :-) Hee, hee.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Look up!Panasonic Lumix TZ30

    Look up!
    jean113 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 129] (613)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-24 4:15]
    Hello Jean,

    Oh, yes, I recognise this scenario very well - for an amateur photographer trying to get a nice shot of their husband/wife/partner on holiday, it can sometimes be amazingly difficult to get any degree of co-operation whatsoever! Usually, just when I'm trying to "line up" a landscape shot, my wife will wander into the view and turn around and glower at me through the viewfinder - and if I'm actually trying to get a shot of her she will be about as helpful as this lady seems to be!

    Despite that, you have caught a lovely scene here in which the diagonal line of the staging makes a for a good foreground, enhanced by the presence of some people, and the distant misty view across the city to the far hills is enchanting.

    Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Via del Porto Fluviale # 1Canon EOS 700D

    Via del Porto Fluviale # 1
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1097 W: 0 N: 2645] (16720)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-24 3:55]
    Ciao Romano,

    How nice to see you back - and with a very imposing and colourful photograph!

    This brilliantly colorful artistry might seem somewhat out of place amidst ancient classical buildings but it certainly draws the eye and you have captured the details of this street art perfectly.

    A very fine strong composition with good light, amazingly strong and vibrant colours and exceptional details and sharpness throughout.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Small In The Hall

    Small In The Hall
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 2 N: 3626] (13404)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-24 3:24] [+]
    Hi Jason,

    An interesting note - and I like your style too - you clearly have the same views as I do about what politicians discuss at their secret meetings: could it be whether to launch a nuclear attack somewhere on the globe, plan to dispel world poverty or, more importantly, decide whether a nice bottle of Merlot would be better than a Cabernet Sauvignon for lunchtime?

    This is a very imposing and expertly taken interior shot which, as you say, benefits so much from the inclusion of the little group of people so colourfully dressed and standing slap bang in the middle of the long corridor before you. How nice that you were allowed the privilege of using a tripod here too.

    Lovely strong symmetrical composition, gorgeous soft light, fine vibrant colours (especially the guy with the lime green/yellow top), perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Come to think of it - this is Salt Lake City: I doubt if you'd manage to get a bottle of wine in this place, would you? A friend onf mine many years ago was in Salt Lake City and had to go to the airport in order to buy himself a cup of coffee: such intoxicating drinks as coffee were nowhere else to be had in the city.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Minnewaterpark ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Minnewaterpark I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18725 W: 508 N: 32228] (137668)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 396 N: 4935] (19780) [2014-11-24 3:10]
    Hello John,

    An interesting note about this place and a delightful photograph to accompany it!

    This looks a beautiful place and you have composed this picture extremely well with the house placed perfectly in the frame and with good "lead in" lines afforded by the low walls around the grass.

    Despite the fact that the sunlight disappeared just as you arrived, the light is beautifully soft and the colours are beautifully vibrant. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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