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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 9/11 Memorial III

    9/11 Memorial III
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1219 W: 213 N: 1525] (6469)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 17:19]
    Hi Brenda,

    Impossible to overlook the meaning and heartfelt emotion behind this memorial site, but I'm leaning on the details of this shot more than the previous. What a great point of view to emphasize the sheer size and space. And then to have the backdrop of the museum and skyscrapers is a super collection of geometric shapes and detail. So much has changed since I was last there in '07, this will have a big impact once I return to see it in person. The people lined along the middle of the frame give a tremendous sense of scale to the entire frame, this has been well composed and once again respectfully presented.

    On a lighter note, please feel free to take some of this summer heat off our hands. :) Fortunately I haven't been negatively affected by any of the monsoon storms in the part of the valley I live, but the storm yesterday really did some damage in the Northwest. I even heard today that it made the news in Germany. Crazy weather we have here! Enjoy those cooler temps of yours, winter will be here soon. Mwhahaha! Take care.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chenonceau castle VIIICanon 50D

    Chenonceau castle VIII
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8091 W: 4334 N: 13906] (54945)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 17:08]
    Bonjour Didi,

    You may have missed the blue hour, but it certainly doesn't take anything away from the beauty that is Chenonceau. I can still make out a touch of color in the sky, but worry not, the dark color actually provides nice contrast against the night time lighting. No matter the angle or viewpoint, this castle continues to provide ample photo opportunities...and you've done a great job in showing its many faces. A superb reflection to compliment the sharp details and clarity of the flood lit exterior. Bonne journee. All the best.

    Amicalement,

    Jason

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pretty Colors in ProcidaPentax K7

    Pretty Colors in Procida
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4683 W: 88 N: 10699] (51972)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 17:02]
    Hi Craig,

    I missed this one, so I have to backtrack just a bit.:)

    We have plenty of similar instances throughout the States, and I'm guessing Canada too, but is it just me...or do they seem to be more aggressive in Europe when they're vying for your attention to come and eat at a restaurant? I've been given that same crooked eye many a time when I haven't stopped for a "tourist trap" meal. Of course, I tend to stand out as a tourist, so I'm an easy target. lol

    Awesome display of this tiny village, glad you "stumbled" on this marina to get this shot, it's quite picturesque, to say the least! As you mention, full of lovely pastel colors and small town charm. That wide angle once again works tremendously well, the perspective has an ever-so-slight pinch which pulls me right into the center...not at all harsh, just perfectly suited for this kind of composition. And great too that you have a local fisherman working in his boat. Colors, clarity and that Italian allure...it's all here under a sunny sky. Beauty! Enjoy the rest of the evening. Take it easy.


    Arrivederci,


    Jason

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bienvenue à L'Ile RousseNikon D80

    Bienvenue à L'Ile Rousse
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 166 N: 18673] (101149)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 16:35]
    Bonjour Cricri,

    Ah oui, ces eaux semblent tout aussi invitant pour une baignade...mais qui littoral accidenté pourrait ne pas être aussi indulgent que la zone autour de la piscine une fois qu'on décide de sortir!? :)

    Une vue pittoresque de ce point de vue, et j'aime vraiment la façon dont tu as composé pour le détail les nombreuses couches intéressantes et colorées que la nature a si volontiers fournis. Et regarde, pas un nuage dans le ciel...rien que le soleil! :) Tu as très bien fait pour aider à promouvoir le tourisme pour l'île avec ces belles images, j'espère qu'ils te payer bien pour la publicité. ;) Bonne journée mon ami. Ciao.

    Bisous,

    Jason

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: S.P.L.A.S.H!

    S.P.L.A.S.H!
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3017 W: 67 N: 4371] (37841)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 16:26]
    Hi Serghei,

    You have a creative mind, and this is proof! Always fun to try out new ideas, and this one has been planned out perfectly to portray the effects of water displacement. :)

    Big splash, and big excitement in the imagery...putting the scenery into live action, even if it's from an artificial source. lol

    Love the concept, and the result is eye-catching. Details and clarity are sharp, and the broken surface of the water holds an exciting appeal. Sometimes all you need is a good rock and somewhere to throw it, yeah? Smart, amusing and very well executed...next time, try skipping one as well...let's see how fast those camera fingers can react. :) Have a great day.

    Friendliest wishes from the dry desert,

    Jason

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: I portici di Pratovecchio

    I portici di Pratovecchio
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2259 W: 15 N: 2745] (27474)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 16:18]
    Ciao Carlo,

    I'm glad you enjoyed my picture of the Vespa's, and thank you much for the kind compliment. It always makes me happy when something from a picture has a distinct and personal connection with the person who may be viewing it and can immediately relate...especially from so far away. :)

    It would appear this is also shelter and shade for the feline species. It's a small element here, but the cat really draws my attention with that curios looking pose..."What's this person pointing at me, should I run away, or stay for a nice, cool nap??" :) Great framing through this archway, the natural progression of depth is well conveyed. The subtle colors are also a very nice touch. Enjoy the new day. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: CanerPanasonic DMC LX5

    Caner
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4582 W: 195 N: 6265] (33301)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 16:10]
    Hi Burak,

    This one has just become my favorite from your port series. I love the mood you've captured at this most opportune moment of light and color. The boats are so well lit against the dark water and fading sunlight along the horizon. Each color works in harmony to help create that pleasant atmosphere. You've definitely extracted the most from this scene. Very well done! Enjoy the new day. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Two MariasNikon CoolPix P80

    Two Marias
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1677 W: 10 N: 3284] (13192)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 16:07]
    Hola Miss Maria de las pampas,

    Ahaha, this is great...I love the connection between namesakes! Even without the name, this would have been a very well taken and presented image. I really enjoy the "every day, working mans" appeal of this shot. Completely unpretentious and down to earth, this has a lot of the qualities of a true moment in time for one of the locals. His casual stance, hands in pockets, looks and feels natural...and although the expression on his face might say otherwise, I'm sure he was happy to have you take his picture. :)

    Always great to place the main subject within the working environment, both man and horse. :) I'm sure in his youth, he was also a "stud." lol Even lighting, warm rustic colors, and lots of fun detail. Cheers to all the Maria's out there! :) Enjoy the rest of the evening. Be good.

    Friendly wishes from the North,


    Jason

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Towers Of Wealth IICanon EOS 60D

    Towers Of Wealth II
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 15:56]
    Hi Noel,

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again...you're liking of skyscrapers comes through with the results you produce in photographing them. This vantage point and strong upwards point of view works superbly in a horizontal format, filling the frame in both directions, and still leaving ample space in the sky. And those clouds are a sweet compliment against the glass and steel.

    I'm scared to death of heights, but I get the urge to scale these buildings like Spiderman. Awesome colors too, the varying shades of blue and deep turquoise are quite soothing. Have a great time over the next couple of weeks, and this shot should provide you with plenty of incentive to always look up! :) Hopefully the package of sun I sent will be there to follow you around. Take care.

    Cheers from across the pond,

    Jason

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1961

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1961
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2736 W: 5 N: 5438] (26236)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 15:48]
    Hi Ourania,

    A bit of history with a few different facets of this shot, all coming together for a very interesting mix. The cobalt blue color of the car, as you might suspect, was the first thing to catch my attention...I'd be happy to drive around in one just for that reason alone. :) The smaller objects joining your main subject offer a wonderful compliment of color and contrast to adorn the surroundings...a la the red chairs, orange top worn by the lady in passing, and the yellow post with the red cap sitting off to the right. It all flows very smoothly across the frame. And then there are the dull looking, boxed barracks in the distance that help link the two depths of the imagery together. Taken at a nice time of late afternoon light to enhance the vibe and visual, this turned out quite nice! Enjoy the new day. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Morning in the parkPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Morning in the park
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5706 W: 580 N: 10799] (52153)



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    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398) [2014-08-20 15:38]
    Hi Ike,

    The park sounds like a nice spot for for everyone, and everything to spend some time...man and bird alike. :) Maybe not so great to be a fish however, at least with these guys around. lol A bright and sun filled scene, it's hard not to enjoy such public space in the company of many others, all out enjoying the options that are provided here. Full of color, bright and welcoming atmosphere, and a sense of easy going...a fine moment outdoors. Enjoy the new day. All the best.

    Friendly wishes,

    Jason

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: ChapelNikon D90

    Chapel
    vasilpro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 87 N: 5055] (40723) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 266 N: 1167] (5862) [2014-08-20 14:58]
    Hello Vasilis

    This is a classic, clean and simple photograph, proof that less is more. Good colour rendition and a composition that fills the frame very satisfyingly. Good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Through the North

    Through the North
    mursaloglu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 674 W: 7 N: 1284] (8305)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 266 N: 1167] (5862) [2014-08-20 12:11]
    Hello Ihsan

    I've seen your Antelope Canyon shots, but it's this one that attracted my attention. I love the compressed perspective you've achieved with your long lens. And the other added bonus is the frame-filling geometries of these old wooden buildings. The sky looks curiously noisy, however.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La Toscana Nel Cuore

    La Toscana Nel Cuore
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2656 W: 72 N: 6434] (29230)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 266 N: 1167] (5862) [2014-08-20 11:58]
    Hey now Rosemary: that's the business! A lovely, simple street scene, with well-seen repeated patterns, nice and tightly framed. Realistic colour!! I love it!

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Balancing HydraNikon D-300

    A Balancing Hydra
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2944 W: 203 N: 6631] (26429)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 266 N: 1167] (5862) [2014-08-20 11:48]
    Hi Bev

    Not such a surprise that the boat is upright. It's a bilge keeler, which means it has two short stubby keels parallel to each other. Boat design like this is expressly to avoid deep draught, so sailing in shallower waters is possible, and to allow boats to dry out without falling over. But the downside is performance: they don't sail anywhere near as well as fin-keeled boats. And one wonders why the need for so many fenders. The owner must be paranoid! Nice shot by the way!

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: water channel

    water channel
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1154 W: 155 N: 345] (14516)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2463] (10097) [2014-08-20 11:43]
    Howdy Erhan,

    A very impressive double deck aqueduct kept in fine condition for centuries, an obvious engineering masterpiece. And nicely composed, with arches curving across the horizontal.

    Good job,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1961

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1961
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2736 W: 5 N: 5438] (26236)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2463] (10097) [2014-08-20 11:39]
    Howdy Ourania,

    This scene could easily be one from half a century ago, with the Alfa Romeo Giulia in stock condition, highlighting the Leros waterfront. An attractive Aegean landscape and no crowds.

    Well done,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Courthouse Rock

    Courthouse Rock
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1947 W: 0 N: 4851] (25085)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2463] (10097) [2014-08-20 11:32]
    Howdy Eleu,

    Attractive autumn Sedona scene, with the colorful vegetation foreground, and the light varying with shadows upon the iconic geology, and a dramatic cloud background.

    Good job,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Wedgemount ReflectionsPentax K7

    Wedgemount Reflections
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4683 W: 88 N: 10699] (51972)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2463] (10097) [2014-08-20 11:29]
    Howdy Craig,

    Wonderful way to awaken, in Nature's domain with this idyllic high alpine scene, mountains mirrored perfectly with wispy clouds in the distance.

    I can get by without modern conveniences as long as I have my coffee from a morning camp.

    Well done,
    Cheers,
    Ray

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the little captains

    the little captains
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4446 W: 20 N: 6674] (51208)



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    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2463] (10097) [2014-08-20 11:22]
    Howdy Costantino,

    Never too young to start sailing and these basic small sailing dinghies are portable and not too expensive.
    A good way to progress from simple to larger and more complex sailing vessels later.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Cheers,
    Ray

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