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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Cycling in the MorningNikon D800

    Cycling in the Morning
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 629 W: 1 N: 790] (7259)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-15 9:53]
    So much to love about this shot, Kasia. What impresses me most is your impeccable timing - to catch the sun at a perfect spot as the bike rides by, and from a creative vantage point. Really nicely done. The variation in warmth within the frame works to your advantage as well. Really nice!

    Andrew

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Friday Market VIICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Friday Market VII
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19285 W: 518 N: 33082] (141297) *



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-15 9:46]
    Hello John - what a lovely look at Flanders. The inclusion of the tables in foreground creates a nice, festive appearance. Amazing that this tradition has been ongoing for almost 900 years!

    Thanks,
    Andrew

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Follow the LeaderCanon EOS 60D

    Follow the Leader
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3007 W: 18 N: 7305] (25748)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-13 14:20]
    Hello Noel! We are neighbors, I see.

    Wonderful statue, and the vertical tight framing is great for it, with the angle making it appear quite monumental. There's actually almost a 3D effect for me, as if the arm is coming straight out of the monitor and reaching above my head.

    Glasnevin sounds like a truly incredible place, and a dream for a cemetery junkie like me. Thanks for the shot and for the travel tip!

    Andrew

  • UruguayUruguay
    Title: Montevideo 2014 nº 022 - ORLA !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Montevideo 2014 nÂș 022 - ORLA !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9177 W: 57 N: 12378] (67488)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:42]
    Hello Neyvan - I recall this spot from my own trip to Montevideo a few years ago, and in fact I took some shots from almost that same spot, though not quite the same direction. You had I think a nicer day than I did though, as I was there in winter. Nice juxtaposition between the boats and the somewhat blocky architecture beyond. Thanks!

    Andrew

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Tilburg canals...

    Tilburg canals...
    onphoto Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 1 N: 135] (1239)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:38]
    Hi Nikos - a nice panorama of Tilburg under a bright blue sky; glad the weather gave you this chance. Thanks!

    Andrew

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: First and Last Motel in Texas

    First and Last Motel in Texas
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1663 W: 0 N: 4157] (20283)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:37]
    Hi Ann - still a few Route 66 shots showing up I see; glad I did not miss them all. Love this one - despite the crumbling building it is amazing to see how well the sign has held up! It looks new and clean, with letters that are still bright! Thanks for shining a light into this little abandoned corner...

    Andrew

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Me BankFuji XT 1

    Me Bank
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 542 W: 6 N: 1491] (7512)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:34]
    Hey Mike - glad to see you are still around this place. And still creating sci fi art out of architecture - but for the reflections this could be a shot from TRON!

    On the cropping, I do not think the reflection is so distracting as to take away from the flow of the rest of the shot, and in fact I think cropping would reduce the leading lines to the point of losing impact. The lines in the reflection run parallel, and actually back up the lines of the building itself, so I think you made the right call with this version.

    Andrew

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Lazarim...XIXFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Lazarim...XIX
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5289 W: 64 N: 9523] (38707)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:30]
    Hello Ana! A beautiful photo from Carnival in Lazarim - hopefully soon I will post some shots from Carnival in Panama which I recently saw. Very different than what I see from your shots in Portugal. This one is great, focusing on the detail of the burning mask. Outstanding fire photography, from the flames themselves to the tiny, barely visible sparks at bottom. Thanks!

    Andrew

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: First snow of year - IINikon D 5000

    First snow of year - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5684 W: 492 N: 15868] (86688)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:27]
    Hello Mesut - here in Boston we are far removed from the first snow of the year, and are quite tired of it as we are about to break our all-time snowiest season record! So it is hard to remember when covered in the stuff that it can be quite beautiful, but you have done that here with this minimal but perfectly managed composition. The sparkle and shine you have captured off the snow is wonderful! Thanks.

    Andrew

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: An intriguing signPentax Optio RZ10

    An intriguing sign
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 12 N: 357] (1785)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:25]
    One could read into this composition, Jean, as the Estonian boot kicking the Russians out... but sometimes a rain spout is just a rain spout, I suppose.

    Wonderful juxtaposition, and you have created a nice winter scene here - muted colors overall, making the reds and yellows of the cathedral really pop against the near monotone surroundings. Thanks!

    Andrew

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Secret gardenCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Secret garden
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2408 W: 17 N: 5244] (23037)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:21]
    Took me a minute to find your secret garden, Paul, but I really like how you have presented this, looking uphill toward the houses, with only the palm in direct sunlight making the alley almost a window to another world. The street scene could be in a number of European cities, and the palm jumps out as seemingly out of place. And you caught a bird just above it too! Well captured.

    Andrew

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Kalpa

    Kalpa
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 928] (5497)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:17]
    Very nice storytelling image here, Dwaipayan. Well framed with a strong POV, and the tone lightening as you get further from the lens suggests she is walking toward something brighter...

    Thanks,
    Andrew

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Enter the DragonNikon D800

    Enter the Dragon
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 629 W: 1 N: 790] (7259)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:12]
    What a gorgeous composition, Kasia. I took a shot not too dissimilar from this recently - a statue at twilight framed by a tree - but mine lacked that small detail of the fireball! An amazing feature, and one that really makes this an arresting shot, with its muted tones broken by the perfectly managed bright orange firelight. The result is a mythic tone that really jumps off the screen. Thanks!

    Andrew

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Towards the Pier at LlandudnoNikon D-300

    Towards the Pier at Llandudno
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3393 W: 216 N: 7810] (31331)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:08]
    Hello Bev - glad you pointed out the wind turbines or I surely would have missed them. The Boston area will hopefully be getting our own wind farm soon, if it can escape shortsighted politics and fears. The presentation of the pier leading out toward them is great, with a strong zig zag leading the eye. This really is quite an impressive pier, we do not have many in the States that are anything like it.

    Andrew

  • BeninBenin
    Title: Mighty men and little boys

    Mighty men and little boys
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3846 W: 313 N: 8382] (42815)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-02 18:06]
    Hello Gert,

    I love the machismo here, especially from the man in the middle and his sure grin. The boys make a nice addition as well, acting it up for you and your camera.

    Thanks for your welcome back - I did not intend a long absence, but it seems to have become one!

    Andrew

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Campo del SurOlympus OMD EM5

    Campo del Sur
    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2783 W: 23 N: 4591] (34113)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2015-03-01 14:22]
    Hello Gosia - what wonderful bright colors! The contrast between the gold and blue is stunning, as is the POV giving a majestic look to the tower. Nicely managed!

    Andrew

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Behind the scenes of World cupNikon D7000

    Behind the scenes of World cup
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 444 W: 2 N: 987] (6153)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2014-07-09 12:07]
    Hello Andre - thanks for posting this. Easy to forget in the excitement the human cost of such things, though I think in general more attention is paid to these issues now than in decades past. In China, there was a very real backlash against the government for the clearances of lower-income areas for the massive Olympic stadiums in Beijing, and the protests in Brazil have been front page news here in the US. I really wish a way could be found for organizations like FIFA to have to surrender more of the profit back to the host country, which typically makes nothing and in fact is often in debt for events such as these. Your shot does well to remind us of this. Thanks.

    Andrew

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: soul and senses apartCanon EOS 650D

    soul and senses apart
    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3432 W: 758 N: 8245] (42116)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2014-07-09 12:04]
    Korkut - while the shot would be as effective without the tilt, it adds a nice sense of movement to the shot. Meanwhile, I flat out love the contrast and beautiful conversion you've done here - this is the definition of difficult light and you've managed it perfectly while catching a passer-by at the right moment as well. Very well done.

    Andrew

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: EntropyNikon

    Entropy
    steph Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 78] (454)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2014-07-09 12:00]
    Fascinating shot, Stephane, and well taken. The jet trails create a lovely pattern lower in the frame while the one that took a turn catches our eye effectively, and all of this is set against a really lovely sunset. Abstraction indeed - nicely done.

    Andrew

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ a long walk ~Nikon D70s

    ~ a long walk ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4528 W: 143 N: 10388] (44800)



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    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511) [2014-07-09 11:59]
    Hello Abmdsudi - there is a soft focus to this, and I'm not sure if that is intentional, but I am quite sure that it works well, giving the photo an ethereal quality that, despite the everyday aspect of the shot, fits well. There is a mystery to it, and a sense of nobility as well. Thanks!

    Andrew

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