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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Awa Dance ManCanon 1DX

    Awa Dance Man
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1621 W: 0 N: 3391] (35916)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 14:22]
    Hello dear Takero,
    the men's head gear is less attractive than the magnificent hats the women wear during this traditional dance but the graphic impact of the hats is not missed since the glance and expression you captured is so vivid and fascinating. I like very much the fluidity of the movement and the fabric, the way the clear and intense eyes are framed by many lines and elements. I also like the moderated intensity of the natural colours. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Eye ContactCanon EOS 60D

    Eye Contact
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 15 N: 6904] (24263)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 14:13]
    Hello Noel
    an original and interesting portrait of an unknown, mysterious character who could acquire different qualities and interpretations according to the viewer's feelings, thoughts and apprehensions. You captured the glance and the joint impact of the eyes and the eerie face with great timing. You made the most of your capture with a well considered tight framing, and the bold contrast you opted for. The monochrome really makes this graphic portrait timeless. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: je de végétaiton sur nappeNikon D800

    je de végétaiton sur nappe
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8518 W: 0 N: 14044] (121960)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 14:03]
    Bonsoir Nicou,
    I like very much this composition of different natural elements and the harmony it evokes. You managed to capture the special natural phenomenon, the colours of the hour and the suggestive atmosphere in a simple and effective composition. We get a fascinating impression and, although the view is really wide, it also feels intimate. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Secanje na proslu jesenNikon D300

    Secanje na proslu jesen
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6435 W: 2018 N: 11651] (52050)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 13:57]
    Hello Paja,
    this place is lovely and pleasantly moody, surely it seemes even more inviting to people who love fishing at a natural post and in peace. I like the way you composed your picture with the little path in the foreground and including both banks in the vertical frame. The textures and the autumnal palette are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a good night,
    Ourania

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: urban pets

    urban pets
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4604 W: 271 N: 8033] (66572) [2015-01-28 12:17]
    Hello ourania ,
    I like a lot this view , with attractive contrasts of colors : red , blue ,ochre , white . The woman and the pigeons add interest and life yo the scene . the shade of the bird is the final bonus .
    regards

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Between Pond and marshCanon 50D

    Between Pond and marsh
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8266 W: 4367 N: 14373] (56863)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 10:20]
    Bonjour Didi,
    I like very much the strong perspective and the depth of this view. Clarity is excellent and the textures make our impression of this place very vivid. I like the contrasting, natural colours and how the land is framed by the water and the sky. The lonely cloud is quite attractive in the vast sky. The workshop photo is very nice, the comparison it provides helps us grasp the value of your frequent reccomendations to stitch pictures for a wider view that is both comprehensive and detailed. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bugatti RoyaleNikon D-300

    Bugatti Royale
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5097 W: 0 N: 4881] (60038)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 10:11]
    Bonjour Serge,
    this is a fascinating approach to the majestic Bugatti,
    an original point of view that contasts with its imposing status. I like the vertiginous perspective that allows us to follow the length of the car, enjoy its particular characteristics and sleek textures. The colours and the reflections add a playful mood to the subject. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great day,
    Ourania

    PS Thank you for your concern about Greece and its prospects after the recent election. Let's hope that we'll manage to make the most of our strenghts and hopes:)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Medina Sidonia XVNikon D3100

    Medina Sidonia XV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2563 W: 0 N: 5939] (31484)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 10:02]
    Hola Angel,
    I like the discription of the picturesque city and the vast valley beyond it, this is a neat and lovely place so pleasant in the bright sunshine. There's very fine clarity in your picture but also an interesting graphic quality. The colours are very enjoyable and I also like how the sharp details in the foreground give their place to the rough description of the valley and then to smooth, clear sky. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Lilac & BlueCanon EOS 1100D

    Lilac & Blue
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6425 W: 63 N: 18516] (83729)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 9:55]
    Hello Stephen,
    I think that this house has an interesting personality, combining the solid and compact stonework with smart wooden structures, the essential colour of the stone with a cheeky purple that must look attractive against any colour in the sky but is particularly set off by this bright blue. Your composition is well considered and selective and makes for a very fine presentation. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: new buildingNikon D90

    new building
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2818 W: 235 N: 4024] (17527)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 9:46]
    Hello Sasha,
    this new building stands in the background of your composition but it certainly dominates the frame as its most important feature. I like how the sunlit facade and the reflections make the building more interesting. You managed the context skillfully so that it gives us an idea about the urban setting without distracting. Sharpness is excellent, light and colours bright and pleasant. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Two English in ParisNikon D60

    Two English in Paris
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3924 W: 83 N: 6128] (49262)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 9:38]
    Hello Daniel,
    I like very much this little gathering of different nationaliities in a genuine an instantly recognizable Parisian context. A lovely urban scene where vehicles look like persons, as Noel often says. You've ensured superb depth and perspective into the avenue with the grandiose facades. The light and the colours are delightfully moody. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Tunnel Vision

    Tunnel Vision
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 85 N: 6885] (31119)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 9:31]
    Hello Rosemary,
    a very attractive picture with an immediate graphic impact and a lot to discover while studying its structure and watching the scene. I like how the shape of the tunnel surrounds the people and all the pesrpectives point at them. There's an intriguing interaction of light and shadow, perceived through alternating grey tones and textures. The "confronation" of the silhouettes with the people entering the tunnel from the other end is casual but also intriguing. Space is well rendered and essential in this scene, the role of the observer is also important. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: Just a nice streetCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Just a nice street
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3668 W: 309 N: 7948] (41017)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 9:18]
    Hello Gert,
    I really appreciate your concern! Not everything is in order with my computer yet but I can work on it again and am very glad about it.
    It was great to see the workshop photo once again, and I like your main post very much for the picturesque and antique daily life setting as well as for the peacefulness of the scene. I think that many of us have learned to appreciate this aspect of life in recent years and not take it too much for granted. A well composted picture with people and architecture, mild colours and atmosphere. I especially like the ray of light touching the building on the left. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Parish Church of St. Bartholomew

    Parish Church of St. Bartholomew
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1889 W: 0 N: 759] (5352)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 9:07]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    an impressive building with very particular features. The point of view is very interesting and allows us to study the architecture while it places the church in a comprehensive context too. I like the perspective and the way you framed this view, your composition is solid and has pleasing depth. I also like the moody colours and the great definition on the shady facade and all over. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Grindelwald GlacierCanon Powershot Pro 1

    Grindelwald Glacier
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 695 W: 1 N: 1292] (8630)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 9:00]
    Hello Piotr,
    this picture is rare and very attractive, it has a dream-like quality and really draws the viewer and stimulates their imagination and adventurous spirit. There's a wonderful interaction of light, shadow, colours and textures, your pocket camera captured the special moment quite efficiently. Congratulations and thank you!
    All the best, have a great evening,
    Ourania

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Memoriale Eroi del Ghetto

    Memoriale Eroi del Ghetto
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2668 W: 20 N: 3248] (32765)



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    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3107 W: 5 N: 6262] (30991) [2015-01-28 8:55]
    Ciao Carlo,
    molto interessante la tua idea di presentare un pezzo importante di storia e di cultura attraverso un dettaglio del monumento. Hai composto ed illuminato questa presentazione effettivamente, l' impressione che otteniamo e' solenne, grafica ed intrigante. Trovo interessante anche il tuo rapporto rispettoso con il monumento e le foto che hai aggiunto al workshop. Complimenti e grazie!
    Tanti saluti e buona serata,
    Ourania

  • FranceFrance
    Title: 9 Years in TE.Nikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    9 Years in TE.
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4959 W: 5 N: 8263] (37997)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4604 W: 271 N: 8033] (66572) [2015-01-28 8:18]
    Hola Luis ,
    Tu nous offres un magnifique bouquet de fleurs pour l'occasion . Très beau cadrage de cette jolie maison .
    Et félicitation pour ta constance sur TE , avec de belles images de tes voyages .
    Amicalement

  • FranceFrance
    Title: CrestetCANON EOS 550D

    Crestet
    SWEETFREEDOM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1513 W: 0 N: 2909] (22700)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4604 W: 271 N: 8033] (66572) [2015-01-28 8:16]
    Ciao Alessandro ,
    Une superbe ruelle empierrée dans ce typique village provençal , avec un ciel bleu magnifique .
    Amicalement

  • EthiopiaEthiopia
    Title: Good morning Ethiopia

    Good morning Ethiopia
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 0 N: 257] (2384)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4604 W: 271 N: 8033] (66572) [2015-01-28 8:05]
    Ciao Federico ,
    A gorgeous warm light and an excellent composition with the hut in the BG and the rocky summit in the BG .
    Regards

  • PolandPoland
    Title: FacadeFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Facade
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1016 W: 0 N: 2405] (23218)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4604 W: 271 N: 8033] (66572) [2015-01-28 8:03]
    Hello Ryszard ,
    Very interesting and beautiful facade .
    Attractive low POV . Fine sky and colors .
    Regards

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