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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Pedro, the GatemakerCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Pedro, the Gatemaker
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1282 W: 396 N: 4814] (19342)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 19:10]
    Hi John,

    Oh, this is a terrific type of image and note that fulfills the TE goal of learning about the world through photography.

    It might seem simple enough on the surface, but there are so many interesting details and that sense of hard work and generational pride that make this imagery all the more impactful. And of course, for my personal tastes...a lot of blue color to be had. :)

    A superb depiction of local custom and handy work, while at the same time propelling it into motion with the slightly slower shutter speed. Great job having both the blur and sharp focused detail...not to mention, your knack for those natural skin tones. :) Have a great weekend ahead. Take care.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Stanley Park ViewsPentax K3

    Stanley Park Views
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4857 W: 88 N: 11247] (54240)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 19:03]
    Hey Craig,

    Feeling a bit waterlogged lately, are ya'? :) Well, you took advantage of that small window of dry opportunity to grab this shot. It goes to prove, you don't always need clear blue skies to come away with a nice photo...just good senses and a keen eye for photography, and might I say...you got 'em!

    The grey skies and their subsequent reflection feel to give this scene and composition a metallic sheen, or would that be from some processing tricks? lol Despite the strong grey presence, there are still dashes of color throughout, and just enough contrast in the clouds for definition. Considering the circumstances, I'd say you're well above par here. Cool shot! Enjoy the rest of the night. Take it easy amigo.

    Cheers,

    Jason

    I'll try and ship some of the sun up your way, we have plenty to spare. :)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Place de la ConcordeNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Place de la Concorde
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4822 W: 5 N: 7898] (36425)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 18:50]
    Hola Luis,

    I guess it's safe to say, I'm stuck in your France gallery...but that's not a bad thing, right? :)

    What a great public space this is, teeming with life and activity all day and night. Like most people, myself included, everyone tends to go for the grand, open shot of this square...trying to fit in as much as possible into a single frame.

    You approach here is a smart one, concentrating on the detail in these magnificent fountains, while still allowing for the surrounding architecture to give some context. Natural colors, sharp focus and symmetrical arrangement...another Parisian beauty! Have a great day ahead. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Porto Venere

    Porto Venere
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2418 W: 18 N: 2963] (29651)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 18:42]
    Ciao Carlo,

    Looks as if we share the same ideas for natural rock framing. :) Love what you've done here to create the spyglass effect, using the circular pattern of the rocks to envelop this coastal scene. The jagged edges make for an superb element to help focus our attention towards the impressive, and colorful focal point. The highlight of warm sunshine makes this all the more picturesque, and the clarity brings out the sharp detail. Great concept and smart execution! enjoy the new day. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Back to childhood IIOlympus E-300

    Back to childhood II
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4401 W: 622 N: 7270] (23738)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4152 W: 141 N: 9574] (41422) [2014-10-30 18:37]
    Hi Jose
    No wonder this is much liked by a keen eyed shooter. It's all about spontaneity, simple but the overpowering contrasting colours between yellow and blue is yelling for attention and rightly deserved a shot as illustrated. Very crispy razor sharp, brilliant light, love the long shadow too and clean shot filling the frame nicely. A cheery picture well shot, Congrats.
    Best regards

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Erice

    Erice
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1078 W: 0 N: 1918] (14055)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 18:36]
    Salut Gigi,

    Quel joli petit carré de ville, et ce une superbe façon de le montrer avec cette composition en utilisant le modèle de la pavées avec l'espace ouvert et perspective apparemment convergente, cette conception graphique a un grand impact lorsqu'il est présenté de cette manière. Je suppose que la plupart des gens ne voient pas ce genre de photo occasion, mais tu l'as choisi magnifiquement....et peut-être fait la même chose avec quelques souvenirs?? :)

    Contraste difficile de la lumière, mais tu as aussi réussi que avec un bel équilibre à tout montrer dans le détail et la clarté. Mais surtout, tu as capturé l'atmosphère pittoresque de ce lieu. Bonne journée mon ami.

    Bises de Phoenix,

    Jason

  • IranIran
    Title: Cyrus the GreatNikon D90

    Cyrus the Great
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 90 N: 2089] (13473)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4152 W: 141 N: 9574] (41422) [2014-10-30 18:17]
    Salam Ali
    A nice record shot of the tomb and well written foreword cropped for good effect with a reasonable amount of detail, colours and adequately exposed. This seems popular sight though judging by the visitors' presence. It's a fine snap and tfs. Congrats
    Best regards

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: reflection boat

    reflection boat
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4571 W: 20 N: 7001] (53013)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4152 W: 141 N: 9574] (41422) [2014-10-30 17:41]
    Hi Costantino
    A great find of gorgeous reflection and water abstract just a therapy looking at it. It's bright full of rich colours and good choice of shutter speed fast enough to capture those squiggly lines. An eye catching piece no doubt timely shot, Congrats.
    Best regards

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Kievskaya Metro Station

    Kievskaya Metro Station
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5080 W: 81 N: 12975] (75335)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 17:34]
    Hi Malgo,

    Ah yes, the beauty of the Moscow metro...I could go back JUST for that! :) This is a beautiful representation of what it has to offer the general public. Well, not these two guys in particular, but you know what I mean. lol

    Love this concept of getting behind their photographer and conveying the sense of being there and doing the same. These poor souls almost appear to be frightened having their pictures taken though, was the military there watching over the moment to make sure everything was proper...talk about having no expressions!

    Such difficult lighting conditions in many of these stations as you well know, but you and your trusty camera found a nice balance to show plenty of detail and color. Just think of what could be done with a tripod! :) Great WS pictures too, a nice blend of real life, and the painted. Enjoy the new day. Take it easy.

    Cheers from sun soaked Az.,

    Jason

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Luxembourg GardenNikon D200

    Luxembourg Garden
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4958 W: 197 N: 6377] (35646)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4857 W: 88 N: 11247] (54240) [2014-10-30 17:09]
    Hi Burak
    wonderful photo.
    so clear, so bright and luminous.
    the exposure is spot on.
    nice to have the people around for added interest too.
    elegant subject, easy on the eyes for viewing
    cheers
    craig

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: fishing during sunset

    fishing during sunset
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4571 W: 20 N: 7001] (53013)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1041 W: 1 N: 2681] (11071) [2014-10-30 16:49]
    Howdy Costantino,

    Attractive Velos sunset scene with the sun at the horizon radiating the Mediterranean, and viewed from the bow of a wood boat with fishing pole.

    My Father would take me fishing at sunrise on Saturdays, and we experienced many early views of the Pacific beaches, inland rivers and lakes.
    This certainly was a main factor in my love and respect for Nature.

    thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray
    www.rayphotos.com

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Lots of goats and sheep

    Lots of goats and sheep
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3469 W: 299 N: 7417] (38851)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1041 W: 1 N: 2681] (11071) [2014-10-30 16:42]
    Howdy Gert,

    Interesting scene of rural Afghanistan's landscape with the goats and sheep herd being led by the traditional garbed youth along the dirt road.

    thanks for sharing,
    Sincerely,
    Ray

    PS: Mark Twain's writing style was often 'facetious', with negative descriptions of places and people, I believe he actually admired, that the West had many unique sites and characters which he shares in his book "Roughing It". For civilized Easterners, the West was a different world and experiencing it would be amazing.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dunluce CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Dunluce Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2657 W: 12 N: 6353] (22260)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 16:41]
    Hi Noel,

    I knew I had missed many of your pictures since heading off to Russia, and as I started going back through your gallery this evening I about punched myself in the face for not catching this one until now. As previously mentioned, I believe this has also become my favorite castle, and is on the top of my castle hunting list for when I do make it over for a visit!

    And as it relates to your comments today, and forgive me for wishing any inclement weather upon you, but it would sure be a treat to see this under the cover of some snow. :)

    In the same token though, this is a stunning view under the bright light of that big warm globe known as the sun. What a fantastic setting from the edges of the shore, making the visual all the more dramatic and impressive. Easy to understand the allure, photographic or otherwise. Those ruined walls may have the appearance of a hillbillies chipped teeth from this distance and viewpoint, but what a beauty they are! :) Have a good one. Happy Halloween!

    Cheers from sun soaked Az.,

    Jason

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Chhat Pooja I

    Chhat Pooja I
    shreya2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 104] (961)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4152 W: 141 N: 9574] (41422) [2014-10-30 16:41]
    Namaste Joginder
    It's an attractive religious subject but the bg lets me down, being part of an important element of the shot is clearly lack of definition and almost over exposed
    in contrast to fg which looks fairly good. Good attempt nevertheless.
    Kind regards

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Groningen2CANON EOS 600D

    Groningen2
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5338 W: 95 N: 8486] (46062)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1041 W: 1 N: 2681] (11071) [2014-10-30 16:29]
    Howdy Gerrit,

    Fine candid scene of Groningen's classical buildings lining the narrow brick path with strolling humans and bicycles, and the impressive octagon layered tower in the back.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: end of season

    end of season
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2910 W: 5 N: 5806] (28576)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 16:27]
    Hi Ourania,

    A beautiful scene along the harbour which could easily have been taken any time of the year, but your title certainly puts a twist on the perceived visual. Because of that "suggestion," there does feel to be a melancholy vibe which falls over this scene.

    I have the impression that if I stare at this picture long enough, the light will slowly fade out and we won't see anything of this nature until next year. In a few simple words, you've managed to set a very intriguing tone over the imagery presented....or perhaps it's only my strange imagination at work!? :) Either way, it works! Have a great day ahead. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fontana del Mascherone

    Fontana del Mascherone
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 132 N: 18258] (118527)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1041 W: 1 N: 2681] (11071) [2014-10-30 16:25]
    Howdy Silvio,

    Interesting fountain design, with the large fantasy carved mask with unique expression and features as the water source, then the temple like façade surrounding it.

    Another continuation of Roman expertise with water features, combining art with practicality.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray
    www.rayphotos.com

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Back to childhood IIOlympus E-300

    Back to childhood II
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4401 W: 622 N: 7270] (23738)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 16:21]
    Hi José,

    Isn't it amazing that you can have the exact same composition as the previous shot, but a completely different result by the simple virtue of this lady's posture and glance towards your camera?

    Her standing position and curious regard make an instant connect with us, the viewers, where as the first picture was more of a contemplative and aesthetic result.

    Both pictures hold the same technical qualities of course, rich in color and atmosphere...but seemingly worlds apart in human emotion. Bravo, once again! Have a great day ahead. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Hochosterwitz Castle

    Hochosterwitz Castle
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1603 W: 0 N: 433] (3497)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1041 W: 1 N: 2681] (11071) [2014-10-30 16:15]
    Guten Tag Wolfgang,

    Zehr Schone view of Hochosterwitz Schloss.
    Impressive for its multiple architectures, including the immense defensive wall, and ideally built on top of a craggy mountain top.

    I would enjoy visiting in person, and lodging inside or nearby.

    We visited Deutschland on a 2 week drive along the Rhein and then the Moselle, enjoying the historical architecture, many castles, and the friendly people.

    thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: ZebrAmsterdamCanon Powershot A720 IS

    ZebrAmsterdam
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5028 W: 53 N: 8347] (27554)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 2 N: 3403] (12738) [2014-10-30 16:15]
    Hi Lars,

    What a super presentation, an imaginative and fun way to put a new twist on nature. :) Clever title too! What's really great about this is the fact we can clearly make out and understand the animal itself from the distinctive stripes, but there's just enough distortion from the waters surface to render this as more of an abstract and fascinating visual. Smartly observed and well executed! Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

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