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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Boy and Bicycle

    Boy and Bicycle
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2738 W: 59 N: 2890] (33081)



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    rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1133 W: 1 N: 3217] (9645) [2011-09-05 20:41]
    Before coming and stamping my comment here, I took the liberty to browse your other works. Frankly, anyone shooting with her heart and mind of what she is seeing passionately, you can't go wrong expressing what you are seeing. Panning this young cyclist as he is crossing the road shows your creative mind in depicting his movement, thoughtfully.

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Bohey Dulang

    Bohey Dulang
    metalz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 39] (442)



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    rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1133 W: 1 N: 3217] (9645) [2010-05-16 21:25]
    This is good Sham. The outline of the islands neighboring on the way to Maiga Island, with the cerulean or azure green sea along the way, with a view of its sea bed of lively corals and marine lives.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: view of Hagia Sophia II

    view of Hagia Sophia II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4400 W: 19 N: 6560] (50665)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-04-28 8:27]
    this is Sultan Ahmed Camii, Blue Mosque, yes?

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Langa Church

    Langa Church
    INCITO (2)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-04-22 20:44] [+]
    I would say this is a good 1st post, everything is well placed in your composition and frame of the trees above, good f/10 and focus of subjects. I like the comparison of the roof shape to the mountain, as high as it gets. And this low angle works nicely. A good 1st post.

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Markets Rabu in Kunak

    Markets Rabu in Kunak
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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-04-22 20:42] [+]
    Interesting as I have no idea where Kunak is :) but I am sure this photo can be more interesting if the subjects are facing the camera and you take a bit more time to compose and frame your shot here. Perhaps control your exposure as well to avoid high level of brightness. It is complicated to shoot a marketplace and when you have no strong subject to show, but nice to post your first shots

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: "Kiss Me"Nikon D200

    "Kiss Me"
    skippy007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-03-08 4:24]
    Grazie Santo

    The title is just a cheeky way to remember how much fun we had in a day of good light, windy coast, great photography and most of all in the best of company, for me in another land. And it just seems like yesterday when we were having a good laugh at this girl and we were shooting her portrait while she enjoyed it herself for the attention.

    If I remember it correctly this post is a little brighter than what I saw but I think it is better to be on brighter side of things in life, these days :)

    And to make sure that you could not get lost along the way, I had requested that you travel with Alftreks to land safely here in Borneo where we could continue Chapter 2 of our journey again. See you in few more hours and you will have fun with Orang Utan in the natural jungle habitat.

    Ciao, bill

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Houses on the Inle lake...Canon EOS400D

    Houses on the Inle lake...
    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4819 W: 653 N: 10233] (38018)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-03-07 20:15]
    bonjour my dear friend!

    I see this is not 2010 but 2008, so when is your next Myanmar trip? Good to see this kind of houses because it seems to spread across the whole South East Asia region for such kind of materials used.

    Very good presentation and as I see, you were most likely on a boat. And if I know you better enough, you might have a drink and fall into the water :)

    I like the cluster of houses grouped here in this POV, with a hint of reflection. Must be a lovely day out here.

    Need I tell you I am still smiling at some of your crazy jokes? Say hello to my other friend, tell her I am still alive, will you?

    Ciao!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Mind My BagNikon D200

    Mind My Bag
    skippy007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-03-07 20:10] [+]
    hello Santo

    Firstly, I must tell Peter Wall that he was right, that was most likely Alfred because among all of us, we all know his immediate reaction when he sees a pretty girl, he will tag and follow her all the way to get portraits, email and telephone contact number. He has not been able to stop doing that since 2007.

    Secondly to Lisa : no, all my 12 days in Australia were in the presence of supervisors when I took portraits of girls. Never had I ask for a single phone number or email.

    Thirdly, that was not me, definitely my visa was denied for 2nd trip. I dont go to Brighton Beach no more. Maybe in Sydney I might try in presence of Peter Wall and Lisa.

    Finally, we all know Alfred is restricted for obvious reasons that he cannot pose any girl portraits online, he lost his freedom longgggg ago. Reason is known and unsaid here.

    About Santo's photo. It looks like a better day than when I was there, windy and deserted, ok there was a pair of tourists but we failed to get good photos then, at least for me. The good part here is the kite.

    And maybe Peter was still right, Melbourne sky is no blue! Sunshine up the coast :)

    Ciao

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Year of the TigerNikon D200

    Year of the Tiger
    skippy007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-02-26 20:30]
    hi Santo

    Grazie.

    I am late but just come to take notice of this and I must thank you for your kind thoughts. And you choose the right day to post this one, although Dragon and Tiger are 2 totally different animals and symbols in Chinese calendar, it is a great capture inside the building. Good flash where it matters most and the sign of kill only you can show.

    Wish you a great year ahead. Thank you, take care
    bill

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Good mood day : Trekks BillNikon D80

    Good mood day : Trekks Bill
    jusninasirun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 182 N: 3778] (17156)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-02-18 12:32]
    Dear Friends :)

    I can only say, you are caught once in a lifetime and this one is it :) and all may laugh at the moment of truth and enjoy life to the fullest, even at 710m high and when you are actually waiting for the sun to change direction or intensity and wait for another series of shots.

    Life is good. This is a great steal away of a off guard moment.

    Thank you all for kind words. I will take note. Never trust a good friend as long as he carried a camera!

    Greetings from Borneo.
    tfs, bill

    p/s Jusni: thank you for all.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: my favourite bridge IINikon D40

    my favourite bridge II
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1539 W: 34 N: 2211] (13538) *



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    rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1133 W: 1 N: 3217] (9645) [2010-02-05 7:52]
    Looks much better or more creative than some covered bridges elsewhere. I like scene such as this: rural, bucolic with the signature green of rice field. As photo also paints a thousand words, the photographer's words actually count for much and definitive.

    You too Ben, stay on the trail and when you don't, do remember how to get back ya.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: MichelangeloNikon D300

    Michelangelo
    irimi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 32 N: 176] (890)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-29 0:24]
    hi Ahmet

    You do know how to frame and compose this so exactly to fit into the 2 columns and with the light just falling into place nicely to get no dark shadows where the man matters most. Well the shadow of curve on the wall is just perfect.

    If you can get the man's legs to be put this left side, it will be bravo! He looks drunk :)

    Great work.

    Greetings from Borneo
    bill

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Australia Day, Skippy & RabbitNikon D200

    Australia Day, Skippy & Rabbit
    skippy007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-25 23:23] [+]
    Ciao Santo

    Yes, I remember this Sunday morning when we drove up in very short time to Kinglake and on the way, this Kangaroo stop because you knew i wanted to meet Skippy. But I also remember it was 27th Sept, after which we had a BBQ party at Warrandyte State Park with few other TE members of Australia, myself being the odd one from Borneo.

    Very stylish informative note that tells me more about you and the country. I wish you pleasant Australia Day. This photo is of course a great meaningful for me to remember the time when I was joined by great company. I felt like the little head popping out of the pocket in this scene, making a maiden visit to a big country and yet looking only at a small part of it.

    I believe this moment is made more interesting because of the blur leg in the rabbit showing motion and co-existence with the Skippy. Thank you for posting this and I know, Santo, what is in your mind when you picked this photo and uploaded it. I thank you for that.

    It was great talking to you on the day before Australia Day, because you sounded more assertive and confidence and ready to trek the world. At least my ear told me that reception of the call here at Mt Singai. Take care, my dear friend.

    The Borneo jungle beckons for its Italian flavor.
    bill

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The ApostlesNikon D200

    The Apostles
    skippy007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-19 4:14] [+]
    :)) SANTO!

    I would definitely have to go back here 10 more times to get this vintage view with such mid tones and shades which only you could master the stroke with CS4 for the same effect since I have seen how you use the brush tool so wisely.

    But I remain pretty certain that the light source and the intensity is straight out of the box and you have captured it much better than even my eyes had seen this view.

    Well done.
    Greetings from Borneo, only 2 months away, bill

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Malang...Canon EOS400D

    Malang...
    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4819 W: 653 N: 10233] (38018)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-15 15:30]
    bonjour Laurent

    I can tell you that now I almost have the same tan as this man. If you see me in the streets of Goa, please be kind and nice to me, even if you do not try to recognize me or give me a charity token gift. Very lovely portrait of this man willing to give you such a perfect pose. But just what did you say or do to him to have him this good for you?

    You are not nice to him, are you? If so, why is the white big thing pointing behind at his head? Did you threaten him?

    :)) aha, all part of a day's photo hunting, did you say? The light is great.

    tfs, bill

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: God's Grafitti for Rikk

    God's Grafitti for Rikk
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5079 W: 367 N: 10613] (52289) *



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-15 6:52] [+]
    Lisa

    I no longer claim as Malaysia's naughty schoolboy. I am giving up. But not before telling you that this is a departure from your long exposures with tripod and the result is no less impressive. Because of the strong light and color tones, enhanced by your CPL and the composition of the rocks on each side to deny the horizon to make its complete claim. Clean white sand is probably a plus here to balance the strong blue.

    And yes, I like the way you have been hiding behind the rock at FG probably because you could not find a toilet out here and you did it the most natural way possible, with camera in hand. That is not a typical-Malaysia comment, it is just vintage trekks me :)

    Rather than God's graffiti, I say this is nature's graffiti. Am I cheeky now?

    No more Greetings from Borneo, not this time, because you wanna whip me so bad, dont ya?
    tfs, bill

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Muesins' callOlympus E-300

    Muesins' call
    Helisa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 55 N: 71] (964) *



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-14 3:21] [+]
    dzie dobry Aneta, Greetings to Poland.

    I am glad to see this waterfront view from the eyes of a Polish woman. And you have done a great capture with the orange tone and mood of the sky at FL123mm of Zuiko lens. I can imagine you went by sampan boat to the other side of river to get this POV, which looks like to me a landing jetty near to Astana not the one in front of Hilton. I think when I took Pascale of France on the ride, we saw a similar scene like this, with orange tones too. I must say it is a fine choice.

    Because it captured the sun in time before it dipped under the thick clouds, just above the Mount Serapi at Matang.

    For people not familiar with Kuching, they would not know if this is sunrise or sunset, because you did not say so in your note or title and your photo info shows a time of 11.39am which I would rather believe is still Poland time zone in your camera clock. If +6, the time of Kuching would be correct, right?

    My versions below
    July 6, 2008 and
    July20, 2008 when Pascale of France was here

    For me, perhaps I would click a few seconds earlier before the boat slides crossing the sun's reflection. Your capture is just as good as it is.

    I tend not to agree with your perception and note. The people on the other side of river, tend to be more conservative and traditionally passed down by generations. They choose to live here, for appreciate the beauty of Kuching city every single moment of day and night. These people may look poor, but they are not, truthfully.

    And I do agree with you when you say full of contrast. It is. The south side is commercial and traditionally Chinese. That is why the government split the city into two, the north caters for Malay community, the south for the Chinese. Even the 2 city halls architecture are designed with that concept in mind. The North City Hall is islamic and domed, the South City Hall is pagoda shaped.

    Another thing that reminds me is the river profile below the retaining wall. Some photographers argued that it is a tilt of horizon, and I had clarified that it is just natural flow line of river, in terms of technical language, it is hydraulic gradient of the flow. This is a flowing river, water goes from high level to lower end. It cannot be level. Not a horizon. I hope the great photographer from NZ can read it, but he is on TL.

    I would love to bring you around this area. It would fun to meet and then it would be more fun to shoot and compare with Olympus. And I end this comment with a fine praise for you Aneta, because the boatman seemed to be standing and posing just for you. You must have given him special attraction to do that! I would not blame him if I see a Polish woman shooting this direction :)

    Greetings from Borneo, where it rains all day.
    tfs, bill

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: TutankhamenNikon D200

    Tutankhamen
    skippy007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1321 W: 61 N: 2981] (12510) *



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-13 4:33] [+]
    hello Cheeky Santo

    I am unable to leave this image alone without many a comment. You know why.

    Do you think that you could cheat on me if you change the date of this photo to 2010-12-13, that is, 11 months away from today? hehe, now you know if you sneak around taking body art or tattoo, you have to remain honest. Nothing happen story.

    Okay, I wont need to comment further because the photo speaks for itself, in my particular case. Everything is just my taste. With exception I would like to throw the guy with blue jeans into the Antartic Ocean.

    You have taste, brother.

    Ciao, Mario

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Pantai Chenang SunsetNikon FM2n

    Pantai Chenang Sunset
    jusninasirun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2494 W: 182 N: 3778] (17156)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-03 4:36] [+]
    Well, Jusni, I cannot resist to post a comment on this incredibly beautiful capture of the evening light at the beach with such kind of live activities and dynamic mood, all coming from your film sensor and what a great composition to make everything so perfected with skill and i remember well that you were all the time sitting at the edge of the sand watching and observing every move on the beach. This is a great one to present your sharp eye.

    Thank you too Mr Host for the kind invitation to Kodiang and this island, as I have said, it is simply perfect trip, not even a single flaw, hats off to your kind planning and execution of a joyful trip. Mersi frumos.

    bill

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Boardway to the CityNikon D700

    Boardway to the City
    alftrek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 320 W: 53 N: 846] (3270)



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    trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348) [2010-01-01 7:11] [+]
    hey! Happy 2010 New Year better late than never and all the best!

    An architectural trained eye is always added advantage and here it is illustrated without a doubt on how a composition can benefit nicely to the smallest detail. The lines, light+shadow on this footbridge is helping to enhance this view so much to make it a powerful feature and it is undoubtedly a nice engineering piece of work.


    Belated Greetings from Kodiang and Langkawi of 2 days ago
    tfs, bill

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