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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: End of a stormy dayNikon D 5000

    End of a stormy day
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6066 W: 494 N: 17186] (95554)



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3401 W: 744 N: 8244] (42440) [2016-09-13 2:09]
    aradım ulaşamadım, mutlu bayramlar! öpüyorum ikinizi de...

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: reflection in a puddleCANON EOS 6D

    reflection in a puddle
    akustyk Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 63] (4391)



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3401 W: 744 N: 8244] (42440) [2016-09-13 2:07]
    simply amazing... makes me feel like i can walk into it...

    congrats

    korkut

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: purple girlNikon D3200

    purple girl
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1898 W: 34 N: 2957] (17718) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-22 13:03]
    Would have preferred this anywhere around the frame, centre not working for me, but to catch beautiful girl in hijab without intruding into her physical space is a job well done..you have managed to remain invisible in this one too..

    its all about arranging the elements in the rectangle - sergio larrain.

    :)

    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: walk on downNikon D40

    walk on down
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1898 W: 34 N: 2957] (17718)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-22 13:01]
    i thought this was the cliched concept of partial desat, and i am so so happy it is not. a similar mood, i love the presence of the man with the his shirt open, probably to beat the heat. this could very well be the scene of an old chinese movie. love the red in there, the communist red, is it ? ;)

    nice to see you bro...

    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: the old revolutionNikon D40

    the old revolution
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1898 W: 34 N: 2957] (17718) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-22 12:58]
    Hey Benny, well i have just put in 16 hours of work at the bank, and i remember not acknowledging this photo and another of a similar kind few days back, well here i am, absolutetd delighted to see it again, the faces at the opposite corners, with the soft disappearing tones, what a story this is building up to be..

    always happy to see an ol' mate..

    hugs
    sayeed

  • IraqIraq
    Title: Two Brothers (for Klaudio)Nikon D800

    Two Brothers (for Klaudio)
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 875 W: 1 N: 1260] (9355)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 3:04]
    A visit to northern iraq in 2014, there has to be purpose and strong faith, an open-mindedness, values and respect, qualities that i see you possess, and i don't know you enough. if you travelled for work or as a personal journey to understand the plight of a nation which has lost so much. to see, believe, connect and photograph, i think the series is a gem. the boys represent the two sides of a country still struggling from the after effects of a "war", decades of persecution. while one is still cynical, skeptical about your presence, chooses to hide his identity, chooses not to open up, i think it speaks more about his mind than his body language. The other is the optimistic one, with a faint smile, unsure but still holding onto faith. is that a rosary between his palms ? he wants to be the child who grows up normally, to ride, to swim and play, have a future, a life worth living.

    this is such an important photo given the context and condition of a country ravaged by decades of war. your gallery chooses to show smiling faces of families and people and landscape. a breath of fresh air. The only time i get to see photos from iraq is through the work of photojournalists and freelance workers. They are addicted to showing hopelessness, loss, despair, the dark side with no future.

    Respect, admiration Kasia.

    sayeed

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Emerald SkyNikon D800

    Emerald Sky
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 875 W: 1 N: 1260] (9355)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 2:36]
    This is on my wish list, i don't know when or how, travelling from india to iceland is a big deal with a full time job..your photo is a strong invitation !

    aren't there pink hues too ?


    sayeed

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Lady with a BicycleNikon D800

    Lady with a Bicycle
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 875 W: 1 N: 1260] (9355) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 2:34]
    it is simplistic, minimal, beautiful poise of the woman, though i would prefer her to be a part of the bigger scene, maybe a wider shot, place her elsewhere in the frame, maybe entering the frame ? its all about arranging the rectangle, woos..i remember quotes from sergio larrain....

    good week kasia

    sayeed

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Fishermen AcrobaticsNikon D800

    Fishermen Acrobatics
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 875 W: 1 N: 1260] (9355) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2016-08-01 2:32]
    Hello Globe trotter, well first of all how come you have not visited india by now ? :)

    you should have a fantastic time here and since photography is your forte i would suggest you travel asap. you will embark on a journey like no other.

    well about these gimmicks that the locals are unto is just to make some extra pocket money, they don't usually expect but the sight to a western tourist could mean some handy cash, i was on one the basket boats in the coconut farms in Hoi An, central vietnam and the fisherman spun the basket around with quite incredible speed, like a top, like one of those theme park rides when you small, right? but it was all cool, he enjoyed it as much as i did. there was no signal, or suggestion that he wanted to be tipped at the end of it. but honestly, some damage is done, and i speak for myself and from what i have observed india. some foreign tourist who aspire to make photos end up paying the locals only for photographs ! to me, its not good taste, if you have to, you could just buy something on their behalf etc. what happens eventually, they expect it from every tourist who would want to make some candid photos too. They get aggressive, see it as a breach of private space or a dent in their business. Photography is not about that really. I think if you could smile and have a small conversation and exchange ideas, money is the last thing on their minds.

    but these little gimmicks make your trip, tips aside. i like the photo and fact that you opted for a fast shutter to make the silhouettes stand out.

    cheers
    sayeed

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ pastoral ~ NIKON D200

    ~ pastoral ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5618 W: 152 N: 12486] (55208)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-18 13:42]
    Hi Abmdsudi, I love the colors here--the blue sky and the yellowish and greenish go quite well together. Those cattle adds another element of rural feeling. Well done. Clarity is superb. Sothy

  • IranIran
    Title: Masal

    Masal
    MGHPARSI Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 0 N: 142] (951)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-18 13:40]
    Hi Mansour, this is a beautiful photo. Quite breathtaking! What's a nice view of the background houses and the lone car full of smiley people. Very peaceful and relaxing to see. Very well done. Sothy

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Prebranac i kobasicaNikon D300

    Prebranac i kobasica
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7822 W: 2517 N: 13768] (61932)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-18 13:36]
    Hi Pavle, quite classic food photo. It looks delicious! Well done. Sothy

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The Kanoni fishing boatsCanon EOS 60D

    The Kanoni fishing boats
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10105 W: 378 N: 8566] (98793)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-18 13:35]
    Hi Jean Saint, this is a very eye catching photo. The colors are vivid and sharpness is just perfect. It's quite relaxing view. Nice balance of daily life like foreground--the nets, and the background tourist boats. Well done. Sothy

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Lys Bridge KortrijkCanon 7 D

    Lys Bridge Kortrijk
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21577 W: 523 N: 35477] (154602)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-18 13:32]
    Hi John, quite a nice photo showing daily life of people in Belguim. It shows a slow pace of life which is relaxing to see. The composition is quite simply well done with the towers on the background, the people, and the green trees. Well done. Sothy

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: the style it takesNikon D3200

    the style it takes
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1898 W: 34 N: 2957] (17718)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-18 13:29]
    This is a very nice shot of the buildings. The architecture is quite dramatic here. That blue sky really adds to the color balance of the photo. Vertical is such a suitable choice. Best, Sothy

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Santa Chiara courtyardSony DSC HX200v

    Santa Chiara courtyard
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9282 W: 123 N: 17203] (92964)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-15 13:52]
    I am so impressed with this photo. Those shapes are quite eye catching. Art work and photography all in one. Well done. Sothy

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The legend of magical eggSony DSC HX200v

    The legend of magical egg
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9282 W: 123 N: 17203] (92964)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-15 13:49]
    Hi Luciano, this is amazing photo. Love the colors balance. You show justice to the magnificence of this place so well. Dark background--clouds, makes the building standout. Good choice. Well done. Sothy

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lac de la Glere

    Lac de la Glere
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5387 W: 277 N: 9746] (79130)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-15 13:41]
    Hi Denis, what a stunning photo! The sharpness and clarity are unbeatable! Colors are just wonderfully balanced. Very well done. Sothy

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: morning mistCANON EOS 6D

    morning mist
    akustyk Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 63] (4391)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-15 13:38]
    Hi Bartek, what a stunning photo! So many layers here. Color balance is just right. Peaceful and tranquil at best!

    Best
    Sothy

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Dominicus SunsetCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Dominicus Sunset
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2497 W: 39 N: 3489] (14855)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 83 N: 1826] (9630) [2016-07-15 13:37]
    Hi Alexandre, this is a very nice photo of sunset. Nice cloud formation and nice color balance. It's just right. It gives a sense of peace and relaxation. Well done. Sothy

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