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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ups and downs of street photographyNikon D 90

    Ups and downs of street photography
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 1117 N: 2139] (29366)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 393 N: 4710] (18958) [2014-09-23 3:17]
    Bonjour Claude,

    This is a really "fun" picture and I can imagine that these festivities were interesting and enjoyable to watch too.

    Although you apolgise for the picture not being quite so sharp as it might have been, nonetheless we can still see lots of detail amongst the dancers and the crowd - especially the dozens of people with cameras and 'phones trying to capture this moment. And that bald man's shiny head is brilliantly sharp too!

    Good light and colours,a strong composition and very good sharpness considering that this must have been taken very quickly.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Fisherman's LotNikon D-300

    A Fisherman's Lot
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2977 W: 204 N: 6724] (26883)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 393 N: 4710] (18958) [2014-09-23 2:59]
    Hi Bev,

    As soon as I read your title I was reminded of that funny song by Gilbert and Sullivan, "A Policeman's Lot - is not a Happy One"! But that, of course, is irrelevant.

    I remember visiting this lovely little fishing village many years ago and, athough we didn't have a fish meal, we did have scones with clotted cream and jam and we did buy a lovely little piece of pottery which we still have.

    This is a lovely photograph in which the coils of rope and the nets make a strong foreground feature against a background in which we see the houses, cottages and boats of the little town so well. Lovely soft light and colours, a good strong composition and excellent depth of field and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Stockholm: Gamla StanCanon Powershot A720 IS

    Stockholm: Gamla Stan
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4978 W: 53 N: 8171] (26860)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 393 N: 4710] (18958) [2014-09-23 2:52]
    Hello Lars,

    A very interesting and informative note and a beautiful photograph to accompany it!

    The light here is stunning as it picks out the distant buildings with a lovely warmth against an interesting sky while the nearest foreground is in relative shade. The colours are delightful, your composition excellent and the details and sharpness are superb.

    And yes, even although your A720 IS is not the newest camera around nowadays, the quality of this picture is far, far better than that achieved with your old camera ten years ago. But, ten years ago your composition and "eye" for a good photograph were still excellent!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: windows

    windows
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10776 W: 884 N: 20132] (83534) [2014-09-23 0:16]
    Bonjour, Ourania,
    Très belle mise en image d'un lieu qui inspire la plénitude.
    Un très beau jeu d'ombre et de lumière.
    Très bonne ambiance générale restituée.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • NamibiaNamibia
    Title: Doorway to the Past

    Doorway to the Past
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2661 W: 72 N: 6475] (29422)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10776 W: 884 N: 20132] (83534) [2014-09-23 0:14]
    Bonjour, Rosemary,
    Etrange photographie qui nous plonge dans la découverte d'un lieu abandonné.
    Ah ! si les murs pouvaient parler.
    Très originale composition.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Hurva SynagogueKodak EasyShare Z980

    Hurva Synagogue
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1612 W: 117 N: 2834] (10979)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10776 W: 884 N: 20132] (83534) [2014-09-23 0:10]
    Bonjour, cher Murat,
    Magnifique prise de vue de la vieille ville dont l'intérêt est manifeste.
    Un pur régal.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: HelsinkiLEICA V Lux 2

    Helsinki
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4760 W: 197 N: 6309] (34401)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10776 W: 884 N: 20132] (83534) [2014-09-23 0:09]
    Bonjour, cher ami Burak,
    Joli choix de cadrage mettant en valeur l'édifice religieux.
    L'on sent le froid nous envahir.
    Très bonne journée.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The yellow potCanon Powershot A640

    The yellow pot
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4008 W: 297 N: 6152] (41136)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10776 W: 884 N: 20132] (83534) [2014-09-23 0:07]
    Bonjour, cher Gildas,
    Le granit domine joliment la façade de l'immeuble, l'appareillage des pierres respire la vieille maison bretonne.
    Le jaune du pot de fleurs fait ressort à merveille l'ensemble.
    Encore une composition très réussie.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: EgernsundCanon EOS 650D

    Egernsund
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2447 W: 0 N: 6422] (22967)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10776 W: 884 N: 20132] (83534) [2014-09-23 0:03]
    Bonjour, chère Harriet,
    Voilà une présentation digne d'une très belle peinture marine.
    La lumière est superbe et favorise la beauté d'ensemble.
    Très bonne réussite.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: anatolia

    anatolia
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 99 W: 29 N: 43] (3335)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 103 N: 5110] (22978) [2014-09-22 16:27]
    Merhaba Recep. It is women like this one, strong, determined and resourceful that are the backbone of any nation. While the men smoke, drink coffee and talk, such women do the hard work. She reminds me of my grandmother who was a true survivor in Yugoslavia after WW2.An excellent B&W. Selamlar. Klaudio.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: After the rain ...Canon EOS 60D

    After the rain ...
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1315 W: 26 N: 2973] (18665)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 103 N: 5110] (22978) [2014-09-22 16:23]
    Bonjour Olivier.Unlike some of your previous shots, this one is illuminated by a warm glow which gives the stone a spectacular golden hue and the rainbow is splendid addition. The composition is well planned with some nice details in the foreground. Regards. Klaudio.

  • SingaporeSingapore
    Title: Flower DomeCanon 6D

    Flower Dome
    lestans Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1767 W: 174 N: 2442] (17084)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 103 N: 5110] (22978) [2014-09-22 16:20]
    Ciao Livia. One could spend more than a day in this place especially if one was interested in botany? Did you see the ancient olive trees? Nice POV, more intimate than if you showed the overall size of the greenhouse. I particularly liked the waterfall and the tropical plants in the other enclosure. Regards. Klaudio.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: In Orthodox church

    In Orthodox church
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4991 W: 81 N: 12603] (73925)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 103 N: 5110] (22978) [2014-09-22 16:16]
    Hi Malgo. Very rich in frescoes and glorious colours.One can imagine the trance like state a peasant would experience in seeing this interior for the first, second, third time. Even the more sophisticated merchant classes could imagine that they were seeing a hint of Paradise. I do have a question as to the Christian paradise- what on earth would the good be doing for all eternity? Float around like lost balloons. At least the Islamic paradise has wine, women and song. As for the Viking one, let's not talk about it. Inspirational POV and exceptional control of light. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Silver domes

    Silver domes
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4991 W: 81 N: 12603] (73925)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 393 N: 4710] (18958) [2014-09-22 7:18]
    Hi Malgo,

    An interesting note about the "Golden Ring" and a fabulous photograph of this monastery in Rostov.

    The silver "onion" domes stand out beautifully against a lovely indigo sky and the colourful foreground of green roof and pinkish walls are an added feature as also are the blue and golden trims around the roofline of the monastery.

    A fine composition taken in lovely low angle light with fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Scara BraeSony A77

    Scara Brae
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1443 W: 122 N: 1125] (16500)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 393 N: 4710] (18958) [2014-09-22 4:34]
    Bonjour Roland,

    This is a place I really must visit. It's amazing that this civilisation was building these structures around the same time that the Egyptians were building their pyramids.

    A beautiful and very well composed photograph with gorgeous light and lovely rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The Angry Man in IstanbulPentax K7

    The Angry Man in Istanbul
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 393 N: 4710] (18958) [2014-09-22 4:29]
    Hi Craig,

    This is brilliant! "Terrorist Weirdo Shoots Man in Street"! Geez, that bloke doesn't seem too happy, does he? Was there an aftermath to this or did he just wander off? Just as well you had Tosca with you to protect you.

    It might not be quite so sharp as we are used to with your pictures, but this is a brilliant street scene. We see the rather aggressive looking chap standing apart from everyone else but we also have a fine view of this busy and colourful street with all its interesting shops and interesting wares displayed outside them.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: classic works of art

    classic works of art
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4252 W: 108 N: 3240] (30606)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 103 N: 5110] (22978) [2014-09-22 4:00]
    Hi Wolfgang. The women all all lost in a world of their own, each looking in a particular way and direction.The use of B&W has given the woman's flesh the same marble look. Regards. Klaudio.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Shy Elderly LadyPentax K7

    Shy Elderly Lady
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 88 N: 10974] (53090)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 393 N: 4710] (18958) [2014-09-22 3:57] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Hi Craig,

    This is a truly lovely photograph!

    You should make no apology whatsoever for the fact that the background is very slightly out of focus. In fact, I think that helps to concentrate our eyes on the lady while still allowing us to see quite enough of the context of the background perfectly well. In fact, if I were to be over critical I would not suggest doing anything with the background at all: but I would suggest just a little touch of lightening of the shadow on the right side (our left side!) of her face.

    I'm going to do a quick workshop (hope you don't mind!) to try to lighten up some of those shadows.

    Otherwise, a brilliant shot and lovely too because, together with your note, it adds just a little bit of humanity to what would otherwise just be another scenic photograph.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Jardins do Palácio de CristalNikon D60

    Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3822 W: 83 N: 5798] (47052)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 103 N: 5110] (22978) [2014-09-22 3:56]
    Hi Daniel. A very lush garden dazzles the eye in the foreground while the distant scene offers some respite from all that green and the array of details. Excellent DOF.You definitely chose a great vantage point. Regards. Klaudio.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Dove on my neigbour's roofPentax K-5 II

    Dove on my neigbour's roof
    petarl Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 8 N: 98] (812)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 103 N: 5110] (22978) [2014-09-22 3:52]
    Zdravo Petre. Vidim da imas jaki zoom i resultat je ova divna grlica koja te posmatra odlucujuci jesi li dusman ili prijatelj.Rdja na gvozdju daje lipi efekt pa i njezne boje neba. Pozdrav. Klaudijo.

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