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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A LITTLE BIT OF COLORFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    A LITTLE BIT OF COLOR
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 520 N: 5044] (39437)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-10 0:09]
    Hi Francesco,
    Wonderful clean, modern, minimalist architectural image. I like the strong contrast of colours of the orange against the deep blue, and the white highlights that pop out. Strong composition including perfect elements of detail.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Summer Breeze

    Summer Breeze
    DonMiguel Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 2 N: 13] (44)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-10 0:07] [+]
    Hi Michael,
    Those clouds are certainly something special and the light from below serves well to enhance them and make them radiate, and so does your choice of black and white. I guess its one of those case of being at the right place at the right time. Nice capture.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A happy festival #7Canon 5D Mark3

    A happy festival #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1660 W: 0 N: 3437] (37060)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-10 0:02]
    Hi Takero,
    Your images tell us so much about the rich culture of Japan. The weather looks quite terrible, but still you have managed to capture a good scene. I like to see all the make up and the colourful flags that stand out against the grey sky. Good composition using the diagonal line of the people waiting in a row.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: view from Skiathos island II

    view from Skiathos island II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4875 W: 22 N: 7858] (57947)



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    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4838 W: 638 N: 10307] (38292) [2015-05-08 10:47]
    Hi Costantino
    Bright and colourful compo with good use of the flowers and wheel to make a strong foreground.
    Greetings!
    Laurent

  • IranIran
    Title: Violin Maker

    Violin Maker
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3202 W: 107 N: 5641] (25136)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-04 21:01]
    Hi Klaudio,
    What I like about this shot, is that she is at work, and you have used the available light to give a real "workshop" feel. Great too that there is a finished product hanging and an unfinished one she is busy wit, kind of like a before and after :-).
    Good work on this environmental portrait.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: summer settling in

    summer settling in
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3372 W: 5 N: 6905] (34485)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-05-03 4:46]
    Salut Ourania,

    This photo plunges us directly in the field like if we were there, maybe because of the way the trees give the impression to surround the viewer.

    The fortress on the top of the mountain is the focal point, despite its position in the background, while the foreground offers a sense of the place.

    Regards,

    André

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: San Andrea , Levanto

    San Andrea , Levanto
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4780 W: 271 N: 8344] (69442)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-05-02 4:08]
    Salut Denis,

    J'aime toujours voir ces jeux de lumière et d'ombre que s'amusent à projeter les nuages, soulignant au passage les courbes du paysage. Le moment a été saisi avec soin, alors que la partie plus obscure en arrière-plan offre l'impression que le village resplendit de tous ses feux. Bonne succession de plans qui augmente l'effet de profondeur.

    Amitiés,

    André

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Autumn in NanjingNikon D 90

    Autumn in Nanjing
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10541 W: 1001 N: 20319] (101832)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-05-02 3:57]
    Hi Chris,

    Catchy vibrant colours from vegetation attract the eyes in the first place, before admiring the details of this temple. An array of man-made and natural splendors.

    Well done!

    André

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Furrows of the Volcanic ValleyCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    Furrows of the Volcanic Valley
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7843 W: 324 N: 15999] (56406)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-02 0:22]
    Hi Angshuman,
    I see that you had better weather for your ballon trip over Cappadocia than we did. I like your wide view showcasing the expanse of these strange an fascinating formations, and the balloons included really give a sense of scale to the landscape. There is also a good depth to the image, sharp from foreground right into the distance.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Life must go on

    Life must go on
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3892 W: 316 N: 8514] (43289)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-02 0:16]
    Hi Gert,
    The devastation that has occurred in Nepal is so extreme and it is such a terrible tragedy, and I am sure that it will take them a long long time to recover from it.
    Perhaps you can see your photos as a tribute to the people of Nepal, not ignoring what happened but reminding us to think about the people there and what they are going through.
    You present a good daily life documentary here of these ladies hard at work, to prepare the harvested grain.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Remembering Nepal

    Remembering Nepal
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1954 W: 17 N: 3949] (15788)



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-02 0:09]
    Hi Maria,
    It is such a tragedy what has just happened in Nepal with the earthquake, and the devastation is so extreme.

    Sadhus always make for interesting photography and these two are no exception. Their colours really stand out from the grey background,a nd I like their different poses.
    Regards
    Wanda

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: A Treasure Around Every CornerPentax K3

    A Treasure Around Every Corner
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 88 N: 12365] (58920) *



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    Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1337 W: 52 N: 2519] (15000) [2015-05-02 0:05] [+]
    Hi Craig,
    I am glad that you have made it to India. It is a wonderful place to visit and explore, and indeed there is a rewarding surprise around every corner, it really does become addictive to travel there. Here you have incorporated some of my favourite elements such as a bicycle and that marvelous scripted and textured wall. I like your placement in the frame of all the elements and the incorporation of the man and his child/grandchild, everything comes together to form a pleasing composition. The only thing I can maybe say is that not everything looks very sharp?...but then I see that you have a fairly shallow aperture. Anyway, thanks for transporting me back to India, wish I was there :-)
    Regards
    Wanda

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Morning Chai, Morning ShavePentax K3

    Morning Chai, Morning Shave
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 88 N: 12365] (58920)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-04-30 17:03] [+]
    Oh my God... You've been in India Craig, so by now, you must be hooked, as there is no destination as exotic and exciting as India, to truly loose all your references.

    Colors, smells, nice people, striking discoveries, awesome food, delhi belly, everything is there to create the most memorable moments..

    Barbers represent a nice theme that I enjoy myself in various situations, and this one is interesting for the expression of the client and the arms of the barber that suggests command and control, while remaining anonymous.

    But Craig, this scene is begging for more light, as you haven't post-processed it in order to bring attention on the face, or at least to illuminate it. The most important part of that frame is actually in the dark, while the shirt is grabbing all the attention!??

    Because the expression is intriguing and defines the emotional link with the subject- a sense of abandon, I would have been instinctively guided to get a closer capture, so the face and the arms would have become the ultimate elements of the image.

    When you think about it, being shaved by another person, surrendering your face to someone else is quite an act of intimacy, so by framing the scene tighter, you would have emphasized this moment, you would have highlighted the scene in an extraordinary way.

    Making photography is to know what is essential to keep in the frame, and ignoring what is not necessary. In this case, the magic, the centre of interest is all between these two hands and the face; the shirt, as well as the garbage in the background are far from being desirable in this frame and they completely distract from what this photo is all about.

    You would have focused on the upper half of this photo, framed horizontally, and you were having a stunning shot in your hand, as I really don't see what the lower half can possibly bring to the image, what kind of contribution it makes.

    The moment was perfect, the face framed by the hand was exceptional, the expression is delightful (almost like a ritualistic moment), but by including this shirt that overtakes the rest of the scene, the focal point is diffused and lost through unnecessary details.

    But I salute your guts and initiative to try other subjects than buildings; and you are right, India is a great place to shoot people, as they are as interesting as they are interested. I will keep following your Indian trip through your photo, as I am both jealous of you, but also happy that you have discovered this fabulous country.

    Cheers!

    André

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Wallarts of Istanbul - IIINikon D 5000

    Wallarts of Istanbul - III
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5711 W: 492 N: 16003] (87382)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-04-30 16:19]
    Hi Mesut,

    The integration of the pedestrian with the mural is very subtle and well seen. I like the fact that we have to look at your photo a couple of second, before realizing what's the visual pun. Good timing and nice idea, well executed.

    Cheers!

    André

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Summertime in AprilNikon D 90

    Summertime in April
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2345 W: 1199 N: 2255] (31172)



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    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6241] (31554) [2015-04-30 16:10] [+]
    Salut Claude,

    Si cette scène s'était déroulée en Afrique du Sud, les chaussures de cuir et tout le reste auraient disparu en moins de deux minutes... Peut-être même les jeans aussi...

    Belle façon de souligner le retour du soleil sur la capitale, en terme de sujet, de perspective et de composition.

    Je ne connais pas les conditions sous lesquelles tu as saisi cette photo, mais si c'eût été possible, j'aurais bien aimé voir l'arc s'inscrire dans les deux coins opposés; c'était si près de l'être!!!

    Bravo pour ton entêtement à nous présenter autre chose que des maisons et des immeubles, parce que Trekearth ressemble de plus en plus à un site d'agence immobilière.. :-p))

    J'exagère un peu, étant le premier à en photographier à l'occasion et appréciant le genre lorsque c'est bien fait, mais ce site a déjà fait preuve de plus de diversité.

    Ciao!

    André

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Angkor at dawnCanon 5D Mark II

    Angkor at dawn
    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1453 W: 83 N: 1820] (9582)



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    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4838 W: 638 N: 10307] (38292) [2015-03-27 2:45]
    Hi Sothy
    An original view of the over-photographed monument! I have always avoided the place for various reasons, one being excessive number of tourists... i never feel comfortable in such places...
    I like the pink tones around the Wat...
    Regards
    Laurent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Scenes from a Fair - ICanon PowerShot S100

    Scenes from a Fair - I
    fabbs99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2079 W: 2 N: 4238] (16803)



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    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4838 W: 638 N: 10307] (38292) [2015-03-27 2:40]
    hi Farhat

    Nice capture of the picture seller on the phone. The frame is well filled and scene is colorful.
    Regards
    Laurent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Bread for SaleCanon EOS 60D

    Bread for Sale
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 18 N: 7409] (26115)



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    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4838 W: 638 N: 10307] (38292) [2015-03-27 2:36]
    Hi Noel
    A well framed picturesque scene, and a very good photo subject... I bet the bread was excellent!
    Regards
    Laurent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Kids

    Kids
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 86 N: 14842] (82638)



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    rigoletto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3094 W: 400 N: 6732] (34269) [2015-02-22 22:44] [+]
    hi MK,
    i haven't observed all in detail, but this one looks like the best one from your latest trip, at least for my taste. the kids are cute, ok, but what makes this photo great and original is the extravagant use of this incredibly suitable poster. good eye to notice this, and a creative result.

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Simplicity

    Simplicity
    taypejka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 224] (1645)



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    rigoletto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3094 W: 400 N: 6732] (34269) [2015-02-22 22:39] [+]
    hi emilia,
    this photo is simply amazing, the mustard and ochre tones catch the eye even in thumbnail form. the shades of light change from yellow to orange, and i like it a lot. the details of textures, especially on the wall, are great. very good eye and idea.

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