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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Venice icons

    Venice icons
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 0 N: 327] (2958)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 17:15]
    Ciao Federico. Timeless, elegant. Time flows gently like the water in the canal. Deceptively no tourist chatter and intrusion. Venice reclaiming its serenity, at least in this cleverly composed image. Klaudio.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: railway station

    railway station
    ritwickC (40)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 17:12]
    For some reason the image reminds me of Malgudi Days. There is a certain tempo here, before the rat race, when humans were still human and one's worth wasn't measured in the number of Facebook "friends", when personalities had time to hatch. Regards. Klaudio.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: childhood Window 1

    childhood Window 1
    ritwickC (40)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 17:09]
    Namaste. Couple of things spoil the image; the spot on your lens created the circular smudge and secondly the wires, but knowing your attitude to record life as is, i suppose the wires had to be included. Personally the dream quality of the reflections (physical and metaphorical) could have done without them.Regards. Klaudio.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: LandesmuseumSony HX200v

    Landesmuseum
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 112 N: 396] (3779)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 16:23]
    Zdravo Aleksandar. Mnogo detalja da nas zanima gledajuci i gori i doli. Interesantan POV i kompozicija ukljucujuci dio krova. Naturalne boje, njezno svitlo pod divno plavim nebom. Pozdrav. Klaudio.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Verdoncannon EOS 450D digital

    The Verdon
    lilito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 94 N: 387] (3472)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 16:19]
    Hola Lily. Veo que has estado ausente por un tiempo. Esta imagen fuerte marca su reaparición. Este desfiladero me recuerda a lugares similares en Nueva Zelanda. Maravilloso POV muestra bien la topografía espectacular y la belleza del río en el que los humanos parecen muy pequeños. Saludos. Klaudio.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: New arrival at WindsorCanon EOS Kiss X4

    New arrival at Windsor
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2968 W: 95 N: 7501] (31395)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1352 W: 397 N: 5215] (21046) [2015-05-04 15:54]
    Hi Mariusz,

    What a lovely way to celebrate the arrival of Princess Charlotte by showing us this lovely photograph of Windsor Castle!

    As is so often the case, you have made good use of your wide lens to give a wonderfully strong perspective which adds depth and drama to this lovely photograph. The light is delightful and the castle appears almost lit up beneath a dark and broody sky.

    A fine strong composition with lovely "lead in" lines, gorgeous light and colours and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Alas, poor Yorick!Nikon D 90

    Alas, poor Yorick!
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10465 W: 999 N: 20149] (101118)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 15:45]
    Hi Chris. And are things rotten in the state of Denmark? Nice POV and excellent DOF. Bright colours, cheerful light, lovely sky. Regards. Klaudio.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Time for the TajPentax K3

    Time for the Taj
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5148 W: 88 N: 12199] (58212)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1352 W: 397 N: 5215] (21046) [2015-05-04 15:44]
    Hi Craig,

    First of all, on a slightly different note, I had to laugh because I've just been watching Brian and Stewie on their trip to the North Pole to visit Santa. I presume you're a fan of Family Guy? :)

    Now, we've all seen lots and lots of pictures of the Taj Mahal but I've never seen one from this viewpoint or with this tremendously strong perspective. All courtesy, of course, of your super-wide "city" lens and your excellent eye.

    The details and textures in this fabulous building are seen perfectly here and the whiteness of the stonework is portrayed beautifully against the deep blue sky. But what really brings the whole image to life is the presence of so many visitors enjoying this spectacular edifice.

    Fabulous lighting, gorgeous true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: AUTHENTIC JAPAN

    AUTHENTIC JAPAN
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3235 W: 68 N: 4835] (41056)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 15:41]
    Hi Serghei. Remove the words, the poles, the cars, modern buildings in the background and one could be back in time, especially if you sit the man on a horse or just have him walking. But, as it is, it still has the feel as if time stood still. I love Japan in how the old, ancient and new, modern sit side by side. Regards. Klaudio.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Tombe La Neige

    Tombe La Neige
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3235 W: 68 N: 4835] (41056)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 15:37]
    Zdravo Serghei. The snow has given th old items an even older feel as if I am looking at an old, scratched photograph. I wonder wha the image would look like in sepia, although I do like all the beautiful, earthy colours. Regards. Klaudio.t

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Sovereignty Never Ceded

    Sovereignty Never Ceded
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5198 W: 367 N: 11001] (53865)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1352 W: 397 N: 5215] (21046) [2015-05-04 15:36]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    A very interesting and informative note and a brilliant photograph to illustrate it!

    Your long exposure has made the children bearing those lights invisible yet we can imagine them dancing around the keeper of the fire - and, of course, we get an excellent view of the fire itself, backed by the slogan and also the tall city buildings across the water.

    Very well captured indeed with lots of movement and activity, perfect exposure and excellent colours and details.

    Is this particular fire really kept alive 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Endless fields...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Endless fields...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5298 W: 64 N: 9554] (38853)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3184 W: 107 N: 5615] (25012) [2015-05-04 15:34]
    Hi Ana. Thanks for not calling this photo Lonely Tree. I often think that people lack imagination and give things anthropomorphic sentiments. Great patterns in the sky match nicely the intricate yellow carpet. Regards. Klaudio.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Black SwanCanon EOS 60D

    Black Swan
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3022 W: 18 N: 7366] (25954)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1352 W: 397 N: 5215] (21046) [2015-05-04 15:30]
    Hi Noel,

    I can't say that I've ever seen a black swan before, so this is a revelation for me. And superbly well captured too with wonderful textures in the feathers an amazing details in that incredibly striking eye. It's always difficult to show the eye in "normal" swans but this one stands out brilliantly well.

    A very informative note, as usual.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Endless fields...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Endless fields...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5298 W: 64 N: 9554] (38853)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11643 W: 886 N: 20964] (87699) [2015-05-04 14:40]
    Bonsoir, chère Ana,
    Cette composition aurait mérité une version large tant le sujet est d'une grande beauté.
    J'apprécie beaucoup cette réalisation emplie de poésie.
    Très bonne soirée.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: sun protection

    sun protection
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3333 W: 5 N: 6769] (33837)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11643 W: 886 N: 20964] (87699) [2015-05-04 14:38]
    Bonsoir, cher Ourania,
    Les couleurs des fruits et légumes claquent joliment au soleil.
    Le port des lunettes de soleil est indispensable avec cette forte lumière.
    J'aime ce marché où l'ambiance est très bien reproduite.
    Très bonne soirée.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Autumn & Rivernikon  d300

    Autumn & River
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1919 W: 17 N: 3840] (15394)



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    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11643 W: 886 N: 20964] (87699) [2015-05-04 14:35]
    Bonsoir, chère Maria,
    C'est vrai que l'automne débute en Argentine, les arbres commencent à perdre leur parure naturelle. Les saisons passent, mais la mer est toujours présente à travers cette composition (elle donne de temps en temps de la voix et elle peut se montrer agressive également).
    Une bien jolie composition.
    Très bonne soirée.
    Amitiés.
    Philippe

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Attente du départNikon D 90

    Attente du départ
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2333 W: 1189 N: 2232] (30952)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1352 W: 397 N: 5215] (21046) [2015-05-04 13:55]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Ah, ha, "C'est dans la boite" - I think we would say "It's in the bag" or "C'est dans le sac", but I know exactly what you mean! A wonderful experience, having your camera set up and waiting....waiting.....just for that decisive moment! I guess that's what it's like for an assassin! :)

    Very well done indeed. A super photograph and M. Cartier-Bresson would be proud of you. But, you know, I think I actually prefer your colour version - because the man's reflection in the window of the train is just that little bit more obvious in the colour picture, don't you think?

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Wineglass BayKonica Minolta Dimage Z3

    Wineglass Bay
    jadesgran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 0 N: 338] (5359)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1352 W: 397 N: 5215] (21046) [2015-05-04 13:07]
    Hello Gladys,

    I'm not sure how I managed to miss this one - but it's a cracker! Even if it was taken with your faithful old Minolta (the one I remember your telling me was held together with rubber bands!).

    Your composition is delightful, the line of the hillside on the left leading the eye down to the water's edge which sweeps around the bay and into the distance and the far mountains.

    Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness. And what a beautiful sky!

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Stormy Spring.FinePix S4500

    Stormy Spring.
    jadesgran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 0 N: 338] (5359)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1352 W: 397 N: 5215] (21046) [2015-05-04 13:02]
    Hello Gladys,

    Isn't is strange that when the light is dull and the sky overcast, colours really do appear to become more vibrant. And, by Jove, some farmer has really gone to town on at least two of his lambs with some bright orange spray paint! At least he shouldn't lose those ones!

    A wonderful moody sky which threatens rain and a lovely image with the ewe on the left clearly keeping a close eye on you and protecting her lambs - though obviously these six lambs are not all hers. And the rather pretty tree in the distance nicely breaks the horizon.

    Lovely light, fine vibrant colours and perfect exposure.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paddling in ParadiseNikon D200

    Paddling in Paradise
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6131 W: 467 N: 10673] (35951)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10465 W: 999 N: 20149] (101118) [2015-05-04 10:30]
    Hello Bulent

    A sublime sunset with fantastic silhouettes and effective tight framing on the man standing and paddling the kayak. The high placed horizon line is well positioned away from the center and the glorious sunset colors of yellow orange contrast well against the grey blue tones elsewhere in the image. Tfs.

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