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  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Christchurch LightsCanon EOS 60D

    Christchurch Lights
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1279 W: 393 N: 4797] (19288) [2014-10-24 16:41]
    Hi Noel,

    I always find that trying to photograph the interior of churches is very, very difficult: you have to cope with the generally extreme darkness of the interior and also the very bright light coming in the windows. But you have managed very well here and we can see fine detail in the walls and in the dome of the apse perfectly. The windows are a little bright (especially the one at top left of the picture) but otherwise fine.

    A very interesting note too. When I started to read about the display of mummies, I immediately thought of those I saw about 40 years ago (during my last visit to Dublin, I'm sorry to say) in the crypt of St. Michan's Church. And then you mentioned that the mummies were of a cat anmd a mouse which had become trapped in the interstices of the organ pipes and I immediately remembered that I found a mummified mouse in my garage a few months ago - it had drowned in a bowl of old engine oil and was quite well preserved - should I have put that on display rather than simply chucking it in the bin? :o)

    Lovely photo!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Due passeri

    Due passeri
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2408 W: 18 N: 2944] (29453)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1279 W: 393 N: 4797] (19288) [2014-10-24 16:29]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    A delightful photograph, so very well seen and so very well taken too. And the quality of this image is excellent considering that you must have taken this photograph very quickly in order to capture this "decisive moment".

    Not only do we see the bright clothing of the man walking, but we see his fine reflection in this large puddle - and we see the two birds splashing at the water's edge too!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: New London GothicSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    New London Gothic
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4013 W: 7 N: 6152] (46517)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1279 W: 393 N: 4797] (19288) [2014-10-24 16:26]
    Hello Brian,

    This is stunning! And, of course, it is not only your viewpoint and your technical photographic skills, but it is the amazing lighting here which really makes this one so very special. I'm sure that you have worked wonders in processing but you have also worked wonders in your perfect timing of the exactly right time of day in which to take this picture - just as the light was illuminating this facade obliquely and also casting interesting shadows on it.

    A wonderfully strong composition with stunning light, vibrant colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Stunning!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A Hop Skip & Jump from NaplesPentax K7

    A Hop Skip & Jump from Naples
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 14:28]
    Hello Craig, The colours seem OK for me. And what a fantastic view. It is a must with no doubt. But there is so many musts in Italy: Cinque Terre, Pisa, Lucca, Pietrasanta, Napoli, Amalfi, Procida... Gorgeous shot, with stunning sharpness and great composition.

    Have a nice weekend

    MAlgo

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Szeged - 1970

    Szeged - 1970
    bbarna Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 5 N: 170] (732)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 14:24]
    Hello Barnabas,

    So already in 1970 you didn't live in Hungary? Interesting note. The red star disappeared in Hungary but it is still in Russia, together with new tsar monuments. Was Hungary the happiest barrack in the Soviet Bloc? Poland was regarded as the merriest barrack in this camp. Excellent quality of this scan. My photos from that time can't be shown. I was in Hungary earlier, in 1966 but I have no photos .

    Warm regrad s MAlgo

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Trikeri island II

    Trikeri island II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4563 W: 20 N: 6970] (52832)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 14:15]
    Hello Costantino,

    Yes, this island looks like very peaceful. Charming small houses close to the sea. Very nice plce for quiet and relaxing holidays. Nice composition with beautiful colours.

    WArm regrad s MAlgo

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Winged Victories - PatriotismCanon EOS 60D

    The Winged Victories - Patriotism
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112)



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    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 41 N: 1825] (13125) [2014-10-24 14:13]
    Hello Noel,
    a very imaginative view point with excellent use being made of the giant fist and the snake that it`s holding to give so much impact to the shot.
    The mono treatment works ever so well with very appropriate tones and contrast.
    I also enjoy your interesting and informative note,thanks.
    Best wishes Les.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: E-balcony(Turkish files # 48)

    E-balcony(Turkish files # 48)
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3092 W: 68 N: 4493] (38838)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 14:12]
    Hi Serghei, E-balcony - interesting idea to find the letters in unexpected places.
    Perfect composition with the balcony on the right level with the sea and also sun in the perfect place. Well noticed and realized.

    WArm regrads MAlgo

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Solitary Scots PineCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    A Solitary Scots Pine
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1279 W: 393 N: 4797] (19288)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 14:09]
    Hi John, I do not remember this pine, and not important, it is marvelous and such a joy to look at it. Beautiful pine but also these golden grasses are fabulous in this light. What a place for some hiking.
    have a wonderful weekend

    Malgo

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Jerusalem

    Jerusalem
    sebaart Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 19] (238)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112) [2014-10-24 14:06]
    Hi Sebastian
    A very nice capture of this ancient city, and the photo does seem to tell how ancient the place is, this coud be a scene from any of the past centuries, it seems not much has changed within this vision. Although today this is a modern city, it's old world history comes across really well . A very beautiful historic yet modern shot. A great documentary shot too.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Forgotten Places IICanon EOS 60D

    Forgotten Places II
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 14:05]
    ah, I missed these ruins. Usually your photos are a bit spooky, this is different, so full of sun and nothing to fear. Not very big. and I am curious what is behind this hill? Very nice place for walking around. have a great weekend

    Malgo

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Torre dos ClérigosOlympus E-300

    Torre dos Clérigos
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4391 W: 622 N: 7250] (23636)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112) [2014-10-24 14:03]
    Hi Jose,
    Very beautiful building and I really like the crop you have made which draws the eye to the amazing height of the tower. You captured very splendid detail of this fine tower and made a very eye catching photo. Thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: AbsenceNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Absence
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 0 N: 4571] (56597)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 14:01]
    Hello Serge,
    If we have the beautiful sky, the sea and hear the waves and sea gulls, do we need anything more? Maybe some one to share this calm atmosphere.
    have a beautiful weekend

    MAlgo

  • AntarcticaAntarctica
    Title: Antarctica 2CANON EOS 40 D

    Antarctica 2
    Witam Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 7] (101)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112) [2014-10-24 14:00]
    Hi Inge,
    A very beautiful mirror moment, and more special for me as this is a place I do not have the pleasure of seeing too often. The sense of distance from the world I know and natural beauty is very strong, and I love that. Very nicely managed on the difficult light too, great shot.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Belle laideurNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Belle laideur
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 0 N: 4571] (56597)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 13:59]
    Hi Sergio, I have just commented the sunset on Philippines but in Canada it can be also impressive. Even these poles look beautiful as silhouettes on the dark sky. Excellent picture.Have a nice weekend

    MAlgo

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Into The Red

    Into The Red
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1700 W: 2 N: 3357] (12574)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112) [2014-10-24 13:58]
    Hey Jason,
    I don't know if it's too many horror films or the passing interest in star wars, but there is strong sense of going from the dark side in this, you took this at the optimal time as the pair transition between one part of the frame and the other to make a very clever photo. The slice of greenery at the bottoms very nicely included too. Cool :) dark side......
    Cheers from the soggy isle.
    Noel

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Goodbye VisayasCanon EOS 400 D

    Goodbye Visayas
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5322 W: 95 N: 8462] (45858)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 13:57]
    hello Gerrit, what fantastic sunset for the farewell. Incredible colours, the sea looks like made from copper. Fabulous sky and beautiful these unusual boats. Wonderful picture.

    WArm regrads MAlgo

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Morning bath !Nikon D 5000

    Morning bath !
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5337 W: 494 N: 15039] (81392)



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    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 41 N: 1825] (13125) [2014-10-24 13:56]
    Hello Mesut.
    Not one but two bird bathes,each one being well used by the sparrows enjoying splashing about,great action shot.
    Best wishes Les.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Matching colours: pink

    Matching colours: pink
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2641 W: 12 N: 6314] (22112) [2014-10-24 13:56]
    Hi Malgo
    This is great, the viewers of this great painting do blend so well into the view, and are at rhea same time distinct from the work of art by having a strong foreground presence. You have filled the frame beautifully here to create a nicely busy scene with excellent human interaction. Cool shot.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Torre dos ClérigosOlympus E-300

    Torre dos Clérigos
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4391 W: 622 N: 7250] (23636)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107) [2014-10-24 13:55]
    Hola Jose,

    Stitch of six vertical shots? well done, I can't spot the places of stiching. It fots well the bookmark format. Beautiful bell and clock tower. Was it possible to climb it?

    have a beautiful weekend

    MAlgo

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