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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Wild and WindsweptNikon D-300

    Wild and Windswept
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4050 W: 238 N: 9140] (37551)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 16:20]
    Definitely the right call to post the B&W version. The color version looks a bit washed out and mid-day--this is evocative and moody. Is it just me, or is there a small dust spot about an inch above the left-most tower? Sorry to nitpick, I'm just paranoid about those in my own photos and I tend to notice them in others. But this is a nice picture overall.

    Clark

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Markov Square and San MarcosNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Markov Square and San Marcos
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5684 W: 5 N: 9516] (44284)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 16:18]
    I've heard Zagreb is lovely and underrated. This is a nice picture. Looks like you mostly had it to yourself. Your verticals look excellent and exposure is perfect. And that sky! Thanks for sharing.

    Clark

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Portuguese architecture

    Portuguese architecture
    poutpout Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 65] (2894)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 16:17]
    Nice shot. Love the diagonal slant and the alternating colors. It's a great abstract shot.

    Clark

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Sea Arch At Crohy HeadCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Sea Arch At Crohy Head
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 59] (1028)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 9:46]
    Hi Derek:

    Can't stop looking at your shots. The long exposure here makes the sea look like mist on the heather, or maybe low-lying clouds over various mountains. And such a lovely blue-green color against the reddish rocks. But what really draws my eye is the arch in the distance.

    County Donegal is amazing.

    Clark

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Alone At LastCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Alone At Last
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 59] (1028) *



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 9:40]
    I'll never understand the standard tourist mentality. "Oh, the sun is going to set in the next hour or two. I guess it's time to go." Huh? I mean, I'm glad they leave so we photographers can have it to ourselves, but their actions are totally illogical. Let's leave just as everything is getting beautiful.

    Nothing not to like about this one. The person on the rock really gives it scale, and of course the light is as fine as you could ask for in County Antrim.

    Clark

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Classiebawn EveningCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Classiebawn Evening
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 59] (1028) *



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 9:36]
    Lovely warm light, especially on Benbulbin. Nothing more representative of County Sligo than that. :) Just beautiful.

    Clark

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Church Under The RainbowCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Church Under The Rainbow
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 59] (1028)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 9:35]
    So jealous. I had pretty dramatic light when I visited here, but nothing like this. Dunlewy Church is one of the creepiest places I've ever been. This shot looks just a hair oversharpened for my taste, but otherwise it's lovely. Great work.

    Clark

  • SenegalSenegal
    Title: United colors of SenegalSony DSC HX200v

    United colors of Senegal
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8678 W: 118 N: 16299] (89128)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 9:27]
    Awesome. This one is so colorful and busy, but not busy in a bad way. Because the business is all clustered in the center, it works. Only complaint is that there are some dark smudges around the flags. Not sure what those would be.

    Clark

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: DubrovnikNikon D60

    Dubrovnik
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4377 W: 83 N: 7353] (57025)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 9:05]
    Beautiful light on the old town. This shot almost gives a sense of vertigo; it feels like you're about to go tumbling down that street. I just wish those telephone lines weren't there--but there's nothing you can do about that...

    I need to get to Croatia.

    Clark

  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
    Title: ZimbikerCanon EOS 1Ds Mark III

    Zimbiker
    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1391 W: 152 N: 6235] (31564)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 9:02]
    "Zimbiker." Will there ever be a TE member who's better at coming up with photo titles than you? I struggle to come up with cliched titles. Good ones just seem to roll off your keyboard. :)

    Love this shot. What makes it special for me are the kid's expression--kind of a mix of confusion/curiosity, and "back off"--and the upturned handlebars on the bike. Beautiful capture of rural life in Zimbabwe.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Caribbean DrinkCanon Powershot A640

    Caribbean Drink
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2238 W: 39 N: 2993] (12627)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:54]
    Looks inviting. You could replace this with a Corona bottle and I'd think it was a commercial for them. I would have liked to see a bit more of the palm umbrella, but this works. Only thing I'd do is crop out the little item at bottom right. It's a bit distracting. Otherwise, nice photo.

    Clark

  • PeruPeru
    Title: Weapons SquareSony Cybershot DSC-W5

    Weapons Square
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2238 W: 39 N: 2993] (12627)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:52]
    Haha, Weapons Square! Plaza de Armas just sounds so much more refined. Weapons Square makes it sound like you're from the American South. :)

    I like the effect of the framing here, but there are a couple of things I'd change. One can be changed, and one would be for next time. First, it's tilting slightly left. Easy correction. Second, I'd include more of the top of the arch. This feels a little cutoff. More of a note for next time.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: the way I walkNikon D3200

    the way I walk
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1787 W: 34 N: 2691] (16363)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:50]
    Nice soft light. I'm a sucker for column pictures. It doesn't hurt when you have two types of columns, at two different angles, with a beautiful woman in the frame. Also, I loved your note about it being our duty to enjoy life. Taking one for the team... ;)

    Clark

  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
    Title: Kindness 2Nikon D 200

    Kindness 2
    premahg (53)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:47]
    Love it, Prema. The soft darkness of his skin contrasts perfectly with the wiry whiteness of his beard. And his look is one of perfect contentment. Great light and great shot.

    Clark

  • IranIran
    Title: Laughing doveCanon Powershot SX 60 HS

    Laughing dove
    wetmarbel (104)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:26]
    Good one here. The dove could be slightly more in focus, but maybe it's a post-processing sharpening issue. The only thing I'd change is I'd perhaps crop some of the tree/branch/whatever dark thing is on the right side out of focus. It distracts from the photo.

    Clark

  • IranIran
    Title: Golden bokehCanon Powershot SX 60 HS

    Golden bokeh
    wetmarbel (104)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:24]
    Golden bokeh is right! I like this one. Not sure why it hasn't gotten any points. Lovely light, and good decision to frame the foreground to one side of the frame. The composition is well balanced with the foreground on the right side and the background vague, out-of-focus light. Best touches to this photograph? The light behind the leaves, and the spider webs on the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Clark

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Canon EOS 450D

    Inside Diocletian’s vestibule
    cebe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 13 N: 293] (1489)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:20]
    You really have an eye for composition. I'm going to have to look through your photos more and perhaps borrow some ideas. :) This one caught my eye from the get-go. Excellent shot.

    Clark

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Sunflowers as they once wereCanon EOS 450D

    Sunflowers as they once were
    cebe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 13 N: 293] (1489)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:19]
    Lovely shot, Claude. Just lovely. Sunflowers with that warm light and this kind of old, weathered building--you can't beat that. Thanks for sharing.

    Clark

  • BelizeBelize
    Title: Caye Caulker CargoCanon EOS 450D

    Caye Caulker Cargo
    cebe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 13 N: 293] (1489)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:17]
    I really like this. Something about the beautiful light in the sky juxtaposed against the dark rusting boat. And of course those two elegant sailboats. The cold sea also complements the warm sky well. Great shot.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: ReynisfjaraNikon D610

    Reynisfjara
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 915 W: 63 N: 1891] (10679)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 52 N: 980] (5068) [2016-04-28 8:14]
    Not what I think of when I think of Iceland. So many things to like here. Love the light--who wouldn't? You've also managed the bright background and the dark basalt foreground well--you have just the right amount of detail in those wonderful columns. I also really like the light illuminating the spray from the ocean. And of course, those thousands of sea birds in the distance combined with the waves give this shot a good deal of energy. Great share.

    Clark

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