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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ils volent! they are flying!Nikon D 90

    Ils volent! they are flying!
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2477 W: 1247 N: 2589] (34240)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 15:32]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Yes, thank Goodness for those shadows - they really make this picture and let use realise that all of those six feet are off the ground and these boys are flying!

    This is a lovely photograph, perfectly taken with perfect timing. Taking this contre jour (that means "against the light"!) has made the shadows much more obvious and yet you have still managed to have enough light on the boys themselves for us to see their faces and the determination on them.

    This is yet another of your superb candid shots, perfectly seen and perfectly taken à la sauvette.

    Brilliant!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Rural CambodiaCanon EOS5D

    Rural Cambodia
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 913 W: 296 N: 2245] (10731)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 15:14]
    Hello Will,

    You have written a fascinating note about this place and provided us with a beautiful photograph to accompany it. And, judging by the amount of water lying in the landscape, I am sure that this, combined with the high temperatures, must have made for a very humid atmosphere which would account for the condensation which plagued your camera as well, probably, as yourself.

    Despite the technical problems you had, you have produced a very fine photograph here, a perfect snapshot of rural life in Cambodia where poor farmers work hard for a meagre living aided by oxen and not fancy modern and expensive equipment.

    A lovely photograph perfectly depicting the scene with fine light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness. A perfect upload for TE.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Ice Cream at Slieve LeagueCanon EOS 60D

    Ice Cream at Slieve League
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3747 W: 25 N: 8550] (31136)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 14:03]
    Hi Noel,

    As always, you have written a fascinating and informative note and also provided us with a spectacularly beautiful photograph.

    the view here is stunning and I can fully understand why this place is so popular for visitors and photographers alike. Your photograph has captured the beauty of this Atlantic coast perfectly and you have also managed to include a little group of people in the foreground which adds extra interest and appeal. A fellow photographer and two young ladies, one of which is licking her ice cream cone with relish!

    This photo looks good enough on "new" TE but when viewed at its full size, the light and colours are lovely and the details and sharpness are truly stunning. And what a glorious sky!

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Orthodox church...Canon EOS 30D

    Orthodox church...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6389 W: 157 N: 9412] (97739)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 13:52]
    Hello Krzystof,

    You have written a fascinating note about this church and the city of Szczebrzeszyn and shown us a beautiful photograph.

    Your composition here is delightful, the wall surrounding the church providing a fine "lead in" line to draw the viewer well into the image. The church itself is perfectly placed in the frame and is beautifully depicted against a deep blue sky with lovely puffy white clouds.

    The light and colours are glorious, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Air Show...Canon EOS 30D

    Air Show...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6389 W: 157 N: 9412] (97739)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 13:45]
    Hello Krzystof,

    This is a perfect photograph of these aircraft doing their aerobatic stunts and you have captured them perfectly against a deep blue sky so that the smoke trails stand out so remarkably.

    Lovely light and rich colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.

    Bravo!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Dutch GablesCanon EOS 1100D

    Dutch Gables
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7824 W: 63 N: 21797] (99184)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 13:34]
    Hello Stephen,

    This is a delightful photograph with gorgeous rich colours - which, interestingly, again reinforces my theory that dull damp weather does seem to increase the saturation of colours. Lovely strong perspective too and that is enhanced by your well chosen viewpoint, your use of a wide lens and the diagonal line of cars.

    Fine composition, lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Interestingly, the gables do appear of Dutch style but the actual roofs themselves don't in this picture - they just look like normal pitched roofs to me.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fosso del Mulino

    Fosso del Mulino
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3852 W: 28 N: 4572] (48391)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 13:25]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    A fascinating note and a lovely photograph to illustrate it! Now this is the way we should transport goods nowadays - much more ecologically friendly than transporting them by rail or by road and much more fuel efficient too!

    This is a lovely tranquil view (presumably from a bridge) along this canal. Although the canal is partly shaded, we still see the attractive brick walls on either side and another bridge in the distance, partially obscured by lovely overhanging trees. The light and colours are delightful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are excellent.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Constitution SquareSony ILCE6300

    Constitution Square
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3189 W: 306 N: 3313] (13170)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 13:18]
    Hello Rob,

    An interesting and informative note and a wonderfully graphic image to accompany it.

    The building itself is impressive enough but you have chosen the perfect viewpoint from which to take this photograph. The lighting on the modern structure is superb and the colours are rich and vibrant. And I love how the central area of the image tricks the eye like an optical illusion. Fine reflections too from the extensive glass surfaces.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Boston HarborSony DSC HX400v

    Boston Harbor
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6242 W: 53 N: 10370] (37096)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 11:13]
    Hello Lars,

    What a good idea to create such an interesting walkway and it will encourage Americans to walk.

    I like your f/g, with the ship sculptures; they are interesting in their own right and create a good sense of depth.
    The photograph is very well exposed with amazing clarity.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: THE BELL & THE ARCHES

    THE BELL & THE ARCHES
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8977 W: 175 N: 14389] (64506)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 10:54]
    Hello Jorge,

    This is a fine viewpoint, really emphasising the repeating patterns of the pillars and, more importantly, the wonderful patterns of the arches.
    The hints of light draw attention to the corridor floor, whilst the curtains bring in a rich, warm colour.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Jerusalem alley - like the "Plaka"...Canon EOS 60D

    Jerusalem alley - like the "Plaka"...
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8556 W: 605 N: 15243] (71525)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 10:08]
    Hello Ike,

    This photograph has a strong sense of place.
    The figure, dressed so recognisably, makes a strong f/g, focal image, contrasting well with the second figure, informally dressed and in such a hurry! They make good guides into the narrow, plant-festooned street, full of colours and textures.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Guelaguetza #7Canon 1DX

    Guelaguetza #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1898 W: 0 N: 3479] (41872)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 9:52]
    Hello Takero,

    This scene just oozes life, vitality and pure enjoyment!
    The details of the dancing ladies are sharp, despite the obvious swirling movements.

    I'm not sure I would have bothered with the building and the grey sky. The scene of these ecstatic, performing dancers makes a wonderful shot on its own.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Edinburgh 6 - 2016Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Edinburgh 6 - 2016
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 76 N: 1145] (38766)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 9:49]
    Hello Jean Claude,

    We only missed one another, exploring Edinburgh, by a couple of weeks! What a pity!

    This is a lovely shot.
    It looks like anywhere but the centre of a capital city, reinforcing what we have all said about Edinburgh being a 'green' city.
    You have composed the photograph well, the focal building strongly placed, with a good sense of depth created by the statue and further buildings, in the b/g.
    The light was very good for you and has enabled you to capture the scene with fine, bright colours.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Evening Over Sanquhar CastleNikon D-300

    Evening Over Sanquhar Castle
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 410 N: 6103] (24868) [2016-07-30 9:37]
    Hello Bev,

    An interesting historical note about Sanquhar Castle and a delightful and well composed evening photograph of it!

    The foreground fence underlines the image perfectly and the castle in beautifully portrayed against a glorious evening sky with the pink edges clouds standing out perfectly against the blue. And the softly rolling grassy mounds in the foreground add to the appeal.

    A wonderfully peaceful photograph with lovely soft light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Nauener TorCanon EOS 1100D

    Nauener Tor
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7824 W: 63 N: 21797] (99184)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 9:17]
    Hello Stephen,

    I love how the tram lines create that wonderful linear perspective and guide us irresistibly to the open archway.

    What a contrast we perceive between the more modern street and the focal gateway! It is a real eye-stopper! Almost like something from a Disney set! But, that's what makes it so good!
    Very nicely exposed, the light controlled perfectly.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Constitution SquareSony ILCE6300

    Constitution Square
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3189 W: 306 N: 3313] (13170)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 9:12]
    Hello Rob,

    I have really enjoyed perusing your shot.
    It has perception changes the more you stare at it!

    A wonderful capture of geometric shapes from reality and reflections.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ils volent! they are flying!Nikon D 90

    Ils volent! they are flying!
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2477 W: 1247 N: 2589] (34240)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 9:09]
    Bonjour Claude,

    What perfect timing!
    The youngsters certainly seem to be flying!
    I love how you have captured the sense of grit and determination on the faces of the 'chasers'!

    The shadows add that special detail, emphasising the gap between the boys and the road surface.

    Have a good w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D800

    Champs au réveil
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10746 W: 0 N: 14949] (142252) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 9:03]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    The road leads us into a beautiful, early morning scene, where the sun is colouring the clouds, the lightening sky is silhouetting the mountains and there is a wonderful sense of optimism for the new day.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: Temple de PhilaeCanon G3

    Temple de Philae
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13247 W: 879 N: 23763] (102064)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 8:52]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    It was an example of respect for history, that the temples were preserved rather than being submerged. Such a lot would have be learned about their style and construction, in the process.
    It is a scan that shows fine details as well as a good composition, using the peripheral buildings to funnel attention onto the focal one.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dean in GreenPentax K3

    Dean in Green
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6021 W: 88 N: 14379] (67846)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 244 N: 9464] (38904) [2016-07-30 8:45]
    Hi Craig,

    Edinburgh has always seemed like a green, sedate city. You don't feel that rush of restless movement that is evident in many cities, so it doesn't surprise me that you have felt and recorded this aspect of Edinburgh.
    There is a wonderful symbiosis between the trees and the buildings, both tall yet respecting the presence of the other.

    I love how you have still been able to show the character of the tall, many-windowed buildings, so very typical of the capital.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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