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  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Liptovske Matiasovce

    Liptovske Matiasovce
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1013 W: 1 N: 1664] (10612) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 9:36]
    Hello Piotr,

    I will have to explore more of Slovakia when I go back in September. So far I have only spent time in Bratislava. Good sharpness and the colorful fg red flowers add depth and a pleasant warm cold color contrast with the blue sky. The double onion-domed tower at right makes an obvious focal point and is well placed on the 1/3 vertical axis. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Wurzburg Rathouse SundialPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Wurzburg Rathouse Sundial
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6959 W: 592 N: 13023] (61523)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 9:29]
    Hello Ike!

    I will have to look at a map to see how close I was to seeing this town. I spent some time in Bavaria last year. Good sharpness with attractive warm colors and interesting old sundial at the bottom contrasting well with the clock at the top. The vertical frame works well. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: In a sea of colors

    In a sea of colors
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10166 W: 132 N: 20146] (128479)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 9:26]
    Hello Silvio,

    The dark green segment top right doesn't really bother me but the image looks stronger when it's cropped. Fantastic array of color with good use of a shallow dof and a nice catch of the woman photographer at work. She adds scale and context. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Along the Royal MileCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Along the Royal Mile
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3025 W: 95 N: 7658] (32017)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 9:10]
    Hello Mariusz

    The weather and lighting were kind to you here. Good density levels with solid blacks and clean whites that give excellent tonal contrasts and superb saturation. The woman in the hot pink sets up an immediate warm cold color contrast against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Trim CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Trim Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 18 N: 7544] (26635)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 9:04]
    Hi Noel,

    The backlight has been well managed and the silhouetted castle makes an interesting backdrop. Good sharpness and nice sparkles on the water. The diagonal sunbeams add dynamism. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Grano, olivi e Apuane

    Grano, olivi e Apuane
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3003 W: 22 N: 3521] (37318)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 9:00]
    Ciao Carlo

    A splendid warm vs cold color comtrast between the ripening yellow-red grain in the fg and the bg blue sky with fantastic sharpness, saturation and color. The few green ears in the fg add depth and layering. The hillside village makes a fine focal point. Tfs.

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Et ça rameNikon D800

    Et ša rame
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9103 W: 0 N: 14179] (127916)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 8:56]
    Hello Nicolas

    Nice reflections in the fg water and the boat is well positioned at the top of the frame. Good color, sharpness and saturation. I like the repetition of the tyres at the top and their dark tones add a nice graphic element. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Eruption au BietschhornNikon D800

    Eruption au Bietschhorn
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9103 W: 0 N: 14179] (127916)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 8:52]
    Hello Nicolas,

    A very pretty scene of the cloud shrouded alps. Good sharpness and punchy light contrasts with superb saturation. Fortunately all the volcanic activity is in Italy and to a lesser extent, Greece. The diagonal slopes add dynamism. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Fourth Of July

    Fourth Of July
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 0 N: 5746] (30846)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10655 W: 1001 N: 20517] (102865) [2015-07-06 8:47]
    Hi Eleu,

    A superb aerial shot of the US flag for Independence Day. Good sharpness and density levels. Excellent warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue. The parachutist animates the scene and provides scale. The blue sky makes a wonderful backdrop. Tfs.

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Xlendi BayNikon D60

    Xlendi Bay
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4037 W: 83 N: 6534] (51541)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 8:38]
    Hello Daniel,
    A very nice composition of the small boats and the yellow buoys, all lined up along a diagonal. The sea has a marvellous colour and I also like the shadows of the boats. The simplicity of the composition is very beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a summary of the city's history

    a summary of the city's history
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3418 W: 5 N: 7009] (35120)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 8:34]
    Hello Ourania,
    The orthodox church should get many visitors these days praying for speedy assistance, not only for themselves :-).
    Your photo is a fascinating speedy journey through history, covering thousands of years in a minute. It's also well composed and with fine colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: In a sea of colors

    In a sea of colors
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10166 W: 132 N: 20146] (128479)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 8:29]
    Hello Silvio,
    A very nice inclusion of a person in this fantastic carpet of flowers of all imaginable colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Tintagel and Merlin's CaveNikon D-300

    Tintagel and Merlin's Cave
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3533 W: 223 N: 8119] (32649)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 8:03]
    Hello Bev,
    Sometimes it is very difficult to choose between different photos for an upload. I also have a difficult choice of which one I prefer. As a composition this one is probably slightly more attractive, thanks to the nice curve made by the rocks around the beach and the view of the sea. The WS gives us a better idea of the rocks and the caves. Both photos have fine colours and light and in both cases the handful of persons enliven the views.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Need Help Counting Birds--Again!

    Need Help Counting Birds--Again!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 0 N: 5746] (30846)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 7:52]
    Hello Eleu,
    Probably between 400 and 500. In any case quite many and definitely very impressive. It's interesting that so many kinds of birds are flying peacefully together. Some are still enjoying the water. It was also an enjoyable moment for you, and for all of us.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Inferno

    Inferno
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5908 W: 90 N: 15244] (84269)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 7:43]
    Hello Malgo,
    The fresh morning light has given the photo a wonderful crisp clarity with very good colours. It's also perfectly sharp. The only thing I don't like is the horrible historical background, but that's not your fault. :-(
    Photowise I actually prefer the workshops, especially #1, for showing the building in a wider context (and with more people and a fountain too).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: .. at Taj end !!Nikon D70s

    .. at Taj end !!
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4631 W: 143 N: 10584] (45706)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 7:32]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    Nothing creates finer sunsets and sunrises than a severely polluted air. There is a dangerous reality behind these fantastic colours, but that doesn't make your photo less beautiful. Apart from the enchanting colours there is a very fine diagonal going from the top of the minaret (or maybe it's just a tower) to the sun, roughly including the large bird. This is no doubt a feast for the eyes, maybe not for the lungs.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Canicule sur Times SquareNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Canicule sur Times Square
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5496 W: 0 N: 5350] (65323)



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    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5908 W: 90 N: 15244] (84269) [2015-07-06 5:48]
    Hello serge, In fact not much attention paid, I suppose she is disappointed :). The body painting also not special. Someone posted similar photo that it is freedom now to go like this. Pity that Mickey Mouse is cut.

    Warm regard Malgo

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Between the sky and the sea.Canon EOS 5 D

    Between the sky and the sea.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11257 W: 296 N: 22826] (89657)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 18 N: 7544] (26635) [2015-07-06 3:54]
    Hi Danos
    This is such a calming peaceful image, it instantly conveys a sense of peace with these mellow colors and soft light. You really have captured a perfect mood here. Thanks for sharing this fine image
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Inferno

    Inferno
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5908 W: 90 N: 15244] (84269)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 18 N: 7544] (26635) [2015-07-06 3:51]
    Hi Malgo
    What a gruesome story to accompany this fine building, it never fails to surprise me the horror people have inflicted in buildings which today we admire with a smile with an ice cream in our hands. Beautiful photo and thanks for the note which adds a lot to the presentation
    Cheers
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Flowers carpet IICanon 50D

    Flowers carpet II
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8414 W: 4413 N: 14734] (58442)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3930 W: 319 N: 8628] (43767) [2015-07-06 3:48]
    Hello Didi,
    A very elegant and beautiful composition of dark and light areas, water and flowers, good light and reflections. The swan is of course the big star of the photo but also benefits from very nice surroundings.
    Regards,
    Gert

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