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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: An Ancient Vaccary WallNikon D-300

    An Ancient Vaccary Wall
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 211 N: 7081] (28337)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4905 W: 88 N: 11394] (54830) [2014-11-23 12:30]
    Hi Bev
    its always nice to see photos from TE members home locality - lets us know more about you i guess :)

    love that tree, it looks quite similar to the one i posted today.

    really like the tall tree branches and the Vaccary wall! its not too often we get to talk about a vaccary!

    fun shot of your local community.
    see you around
    Craig

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Police in Action

    Police in Action
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1802 W: 12 N: 3600] (14308)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 10:57]
    Добрый день Мария-де-лас-пампасы,

    Like Gert, I was thinking this would be somewhat of an action packed image...like a public riot! :o Or perhaps the police were questioning you for taking pictures, and this was a documentary result...were you yelling at the other tourists to vacate the square so you could capture the clear space? lol

    You know I love seeing people, and the architecture is beautiful...but it's the cloud formations in this photo that really grab my attention. There's just something dramatic about those big, fluffy clouds that have a strong presence in this scene. It feels like something is brewing above and about to make its arrival. Another smart and quick shot to seize the atmosphere. Наслаждайтесь оставшуюся часть уик-энда. Будьте добры.

    Cheers from Queen Creek,

    Jasonovitch

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Young Woman on the BusNikon D200

    Young Woman on the Bus
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10442] (35129)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4905 W: 88 N: 11394] (54830) [2014-11-23 10:32]
    Hi Bulent
    Its always interesting to see the difference in black and whites vs colored versions.

    and i have to be honest, its a real skill to know exactly what scene in real life, in real time, will produce a excellent monochrome look.

    Not everyscene is made for it.
    I think what works well in this one are the polkadots on the lady's outfit. they stand out as a excellent focal point. what do you think?

    Fine people post and grab-shot opportunity that was taken full advantage of.
    cheers
    craig

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Clinging to Life -  In DeathPentax K3

    Clinging to Life - In Death
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4905 W: 88 N: 11394] (54830)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 9:50]
    Hey Vegas Mac,

    Ahaha, now you're starting to sound like me...once you've been enough times, the novelty of the Strip starts to wear off and you want to experience everything else. :)

    What a cool side trip too, one which I've never taken...but seeing this picture and the others on FB will undoubtedly have an influence.

    Man, what a great choice for B&W, this fortifies that deserted and arid landscape...and gives it that fun "spooky" vibe as well. :) Glad you enjoyed the desert, completely different than what you're accustomed to, eh...trust me though, that novelty wears of fast as well...especially during the summer! lol

    I'm glad Tosca still let you take the camera along for the trip to bring us this kind of imagery, please pass along our appreciation. ;) Welcome back cowboy. Looking forward to more from the desert Southwest. Take it easy.

    Cheers from the valley of the sun,

    Jason

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: LOVESony RX100 II

    LOVE
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1494 W: 122 N: 1161] (17249)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4905 W: 88 N: 11394] (54830) [2014-11-23 9:44]
    Hi Roland
    now this is a pleasing scene eh!
    colorful, bright, cheerful, its a good way for me to wake up to this on a sunday morning :)
    excellent side lighting.
    cheers
    craig

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Beer RoundNikon D600

    Beer Round
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1255 W: 0 N: 2770] (13155)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 9:42]
    Hi Miro,

    I know I said it before, but it bears repeating...this has been a delightful series of pictures from the trail, I've quite enjoyed each one and look forward to any future postings. A fun way to finish it off for the time being, a visual that surely brings a smile to everyone...a group of friends spending time together over a few cold ones. :) Great character appeal once again, supported by sharp focus, even exposure and detail throughout. An amusing concept and creative thought coming together for a photographers opportunity, and you definitely seized it! Enjoy the new week. Take care.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Fishpond in PetkovicaSony HX200v

    Fishpond in Petkovica
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 96 N: 292] (2877)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1327] (6609) [2014-11-23 9:33]
    Hello Saša

    Despite the flat, dull light, you've managed to create a beguiling image. As I said in my note to my own previous posting, a cloudy sky can often be more interesting than a pretty blue one: this proves it. The ducks are a welcome and necessary highlight, while the village in the background looks interesting and the punt in the foreground gives us good foreground interest.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pisa al volo

    Pisa al volo
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2464 W: 19 N: 3044] (30441)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 9:33]
    Ciao Carlo,

    I believe this is the first time I've actually seen Pisa from this type of viewpoint, and it really takes on a entirely new appeal. The WS picture is more precise in detail, but that's only secondary to the wonderful perspective you've provided with this aerial shot. This gives us a solid sense of the cities layout and it's main attraction. Always great to have a fresh take on a well known site/landmark, and this certainly achieves that ideal! A fine composition which shows us the relation of the city to the sea and river. Hope you're having a pleasant weekend. Take care.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Coloured BoxesSony Alpha 200 DSLR

    Coloured Boxes
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4064 W: 7 N: 6273] (47354)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1327] (6609) [2014-11-23 9:25]
    Hello Brian

    "Little boxes" they are, but that's where resemblances to Malvina Reynolds '60s song of the same name end! These houses are delightful, in a quinessentially Greek way. If this were the Cyclades, of course, they'd all be painted white; here there is more variety. Maybe more photogenic? Mind you, as you know, I'm quite happy with monochrome! Beautifully sharp and clear.

    Regards

    Will

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Dancing in the SunCanon EOS 60D

    Dancing in the Sun
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2701 W: 15 N: 6474] (22691)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 9:24]
    Hi Noel,

    Ahh, this could only be the works of one Mr. Byrne! :) No, not Mr. Smithers boss...but you good sir, and your acute use of backlight once again. If I were your camera I would sue you for physical abuse, always pointing me in the direction of the sun...but darnit, if you don't make it work to your best advantage. :)

    Love the title, it plays right into the projected imagery. Those touches of sunlight make this sculpture come alive in form and carry that uplifting spirit you noted. You know I love a good silhouette, and this one has a terrific twist with the backside highlights giving dimension and structural shape. Plus, there's even a fun little figure "8" that comes from this point of view. Elegant and fortified, this is a lovely presentation! Hope you're having a good weekend. Take care.

    Cheers from sun city,

    Jason

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: summer season's turning point

    summer season's turning point
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2965 W: 5 N: 5958] (29309)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 9:12]
    Hi Ourania,

    I believe this given moment was actually planned precisely for a photo opportunity, every boat looks ideally spaced and layed out according to spec....were you actually hired to take this photo as a promotional advertisement campaign?? :)

    This is the kind of scene that would make any potential tourist put Leros on their travel wish list, as it would certainly suggest a vibrant and popular location. I mean, from what you've shown us, I want to visit! :) A very pleasant, heightened view over the coastline, full of sunshine and Mediterranean blue...yes please! Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take care.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Diyarbakir City WallsNikon D800

    Diyarbakir City Walls
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 495 W: 1 N: 527] (5850) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1327] (6609) [2014-11-23 9:09] [+]
    Hello Kasia

    You know how much I like monochrome; here I'm wishing there were some hint of colour. Some people are so hard to please! But the composition is to die for. I'm assuming you were at the 300mm end of your zoom; even so, that moon does look large. You haven't been monkeying around with it in P'shop have you? (You know I probably would have!) Incidentally, this seems to be a return to the 2-D series...

    Kind regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3519 W: 301 N: 7558] (39427)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 9:03]
    Hi Gert,

    Being the "city boy" I am, this is far from what I would associate with a taxi. It may not be as smooth a ride as modern day vehicles, but I would love to hop a ride in one of these old carriages...and in particular this one, because it's blue. :) These are of course still utilized in many places, but more so for nostalgic or romantic purposes, i.e. Central Park...but here we have another wonderful documented facet of the the era and locale. This would have been a fine piece on it's own for the historical significance, but as you do so very well, having the driver (human) as part of the image takes it to another heightened level of interest. A real pleasure as always to look back on your archived photos. Fine WS picture as well. Hope you're enjoying a pleasant weekend. Take care.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Well-Dressed Photographer.Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    The Well-Dressed Photographer.
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1294 W: 396 N: 4918] (19728)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1327] (6609) [2014-11-23 9:01] [+]
    Hello John

    Striking is certainly an apposite word! The red hair steals the show here, which is no bad thing. But I hope I'm not suggesting anything indelicate here, but she seems to have the leg of a monopod disappearing up her coat. Fur-trimmed it may be, but I hate to think where that monopod goes. Come to think of it, I may even prefer the WS photograph, though it may not be quite as appropriate for TE: here for some reason, the "No Entry" sign bugs me. Unless of course it refers to the monopod...

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Street in GordesNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Street in Gordes
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4856 W: 5 N: 8004] (36869)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 8:55]
    Hi Luis,

    Having visited a few small villages in the South of France as well, I can easily understand the attraction by artists, poets and the likes. There's certainly an inspirational quality about these towns, and even in the modern day picture, there is much that would draw an aspiring writer, and of course, the photographer. :) Charming village streets like this are unquestionably a desired subject for their rustic appeal and vivid textures. I can virtually hear the quiet calm of walking down this little road, and oh, how I wish I were at this moment. :) Hope you're having a pleasant weekend my friend. Take care.

    All the best wishes,

    Jason

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Giordano BrunoNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Giordano Bruno
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4916 W: 0 N: 4665] (57673)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1798 W: 2 N: 3608] (13346) [2014-11-23 8:50]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is such a great piazza, small...but full of vibrant life during the market hours. There's a good sense of activity in this moment captured, and this is a very conscious composition. I can tell you specifically planned to have the statue placed ideally in the center, filling the gap between buildings. A pleasant combination of people, architecture and overall daily life. Hope you're having a good weekend. Take care.

    Amicalement,

    Jason

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Château de GruyèresOlympus OMD EM5

    Château de Gruyères
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 2 N: 563] (3034)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1327] (6609) [2014-11-23 8:46]
    Hello Trevor

    I'm honoured, given your comment of a few weeks ago about how pushed you were for time and thus would be writing few critiques for a while, actually to have received one! But you've still got time to post, I'm glad to see. This recent Autumnal shot is nicely composed, with the tree partially framing the view of the impressive castle on its bluff. The sheep make the château somewhat more domestic, perhaps. And hey: the colours appear natural, subtle, even subdued!

    Regards

    Will

    P.S. Hope you ate plenty of cheese!

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Festival of Flowers at Zojo-ji TempleCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Festival of Flowers at Zojo-ji Temple
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2259 W: 17 N: 4864] (21585)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4905 W: 88 N: 11394] (54830) [2014-11-23 8:42]
    Hi Paul
    this is a cultural explosion of 3 photos :)

    great luck for you, to attend the temple and a festival was taking place - but then again Japan is the festival capital of the world!

    love the colors, love the cuteness and innocent charm.
    I would assume many Japanese could relate to these children.
    cheers
    craig

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Catch the LightNikon D-300

    Catch the Light
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 211 N: 7081] (28337)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1327] (6609) [2014-11-23 8:37]
    Hello Bev

    This is a nice, simple, uncluttered composition, with strong lead-lines, lovely light, and the main tree placed significantly. Not, as you say, Wordsworth country, but I'm sure he'd have been happy to knock out an ode!

    Regards

    Will

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Reflet de chalet blancNikon D800

    Reflet de chalet blanc
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8245 W: 0 N: 13978] (119347)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4905 W: 88 N: 11394] (54830) [2014-11-23 8:29]
    Hi Nicolas
    some big, some small.
    really like the tones and atmosphere in this one.
    there's a real shimmer/shine to the photo.
    lovely!
    cheers
    Craig

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