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  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Blackrock CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Blackrock Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2936 W: 18 N: 7171] (25262)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 14:27]
    Hello Noel,

    Now this really is an impressive castle, right on the edge of the sea and towering over the sandy beach!
    I like the inclusion of the rock strewn f/g, which curves naturally to the focal castle and sets the scene.
    The castle itself, reminds me so much of fairy tale castles, with its multitude of tall, tight turrets. Couldn't you just imagine Rapunzel sitting high in one of them, waiting for her prince to arrive.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: St Pauls BayNikon D 90

    St Pauls Bay
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 999 N: 19907] (100112)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 14:13]
    Hello Chris,

    You have captured the whole mood of the appeal of Greek Islands, their mixture of isolated coves, ancient ruins and Aqua blue seas. Of course, we cannot include Greek people into the equation, though they are certainly one of the assets.
    The composition is well considered, with good leads, which take us around the contrasting features and textures.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: The carSony DSC HX200v

    The car
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7430 W: 119 N: 14163] (78427)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 10:58]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    Reflections add a special interest to a photograph.
    In this case, we are seeing a double reflection and it is a puzzle to separate the different images.
    You were alert to recognise the possibilities here, and to capture them so clearly.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: THE GOLDEN WALL. . .Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

    THE GOLDEN WALL. . .
    ManuMay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2426 W: 279 N: 4461] (35465)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 10:52]
    Hello Manuel,

    This is a fine, diagonal composition .
    The evening sunlight has really brought out the warm colours of the walls and helped to create a lead into the b/g to see the extra details of the town.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Varanasi 6 CremationCanon 5D Mark III

    Varanasi 6 Cremation
    Praetzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 112 N: 239] (1789)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 9:06]
    Hello Alfred,

    It is difficult to reconcile centuries old traditions with modern concerns for health and welfare. It is easy to understand why each participant wants their viewpoint to be followed.

    This is very much a journalistic photograph, to be retained, as things are sure to change.
    It is very well composed and has amazing clarity, especially for. Night shot.

    My war regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Fortress of Zamosc

    Fortress of Zamosc
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 281 W: 12 N: 633] (2976)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 7:54]
    Hello Maciej,

    This is a very strong, angular building, which you have composed in such a way that you have emphasised these properties. Your photograph is amazingly sharp, with good colours..

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Heure bleue sur ReimsNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Heure bleue sur Reims
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5259 W: 0 N: 5074] (61982)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 7:37]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a fine shot of a section of the cathedral, which shows the sculptural details with amazing clarity. You had excellent light which assists in showing the depth of the sculptures by the contrasts of light and shadow.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Church of Bosjoe Abbey

    Church of Bosjoe Abbey
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 51 N: 350] (1951)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 7:28]
    Hello Frank,

    You looked beyond the complete building to notice just parts of its design and decoration. It was a good move for you have interested us immensely with these sections, emphasising their parallel patterns, their textures and their sharp details.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: The carSony DSC HX200v

    The car
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7430 W: 119 N: 14163] (78427)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 6:16]
    Hello Luciano,
    This is an interesting and creative way to show us the view of the city. Very good colours and framing - TFS.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces  from Smyrna - IVNikon D 5000

    Faces from Smyrna - IV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5656 W: 492 N: 15756] (86066)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 6:13]
    Hel Mesut,
    There is an interesting juxtaposition of the three elderly men and the young woman on the phone. The light is lovely catching their faces. Very well taken and presented.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vecchia colonia

    Vecchia colonia
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2793 W: 20 N: 3327] (34448)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 6:11]
    Hello Carlo,
    This abandoned building makes a great subject for a photo. I like the colours of the old walls and the overgrowth of bushes and trees. I wonder what it is like inside!
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Graffiti

    Graffiti
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 51 N: 350] (1951)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 6:05]
    Hello Frank,
    I like your viewpoint here so that you show us the graffiti in context. The wet street glistens and the blue paint really stands out against the gloomy street. Technically excellent too.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Arno and Ponte VechioCanon 350d

    Arno and Ponte Vechio
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6611 W: 236 N: 11465] (76938)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 6:03]
    Hello Jean Jacques,
    Great to see you back and with a stunning photo of the famous bridge in Florence. The light is exquisite and I love the gold reflections gently broken by the movement of the water. First class techniques.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Saline di MarsalaPanasonic Lumix FZ38

    Saline di Marsala
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2661 W: 519 N: 4998] (38407)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 5:37]
    Hello Francesco,
    This is a powerful image with the silhouettes against the orange sky and reflections. Evocative work - TFS such a lovely picture of the salt pans.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol , Igueste

    Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol , Igueste
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4702 W: 271 N: 8185] (68058)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 5:35]
    Hello Denis,
    The white church is lit beautifully and stands out against the dark, brooding sky. I also like the darker BG of the mountains as it helps to make the church the centre of attention.
    Excellent.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Fortress of Zamosc

    Fortress of Zamosc
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 281 W: 12 N: 633] (2976)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117) [2015-03-29 5:32]
    Hello Maciej,
    I like this bold presentation of the fortress. The saturated colour, symmetry and exquisite sharpness give an almost abstract picture full of visual impact.
    Excellent.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: after the storm

    after the storm
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3262 W: 5 N: 6563] (32789)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 4:03]
    Hello Ourania,

    We have all had extreme weather recently.
    I'm glad your damage was only slight.

    You did, however, manage to capture a most interesting reflection from the wet street! I particularly like how we are looking at two different levels, the reflection from above and the grit and rubble from below, merged together.

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Leaving the harbourCanon EOS 650D

    Leaving the harbour
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2507 W: 0 N: 6666] (23777)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 3:57]
    Hello Harriet,

    It is easy to recognise a change in the weather, in your photographs, for the colours are now stronger and the sky deeper.
    The red buildings make a most attractive b/g against which to show the returning boat. You were sensible to leave a gap between the buildings and the boat so they enhance but do not compete with one another.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Yarkon morning strollSamsung Galaxy S2

    Yarkon morning stroll
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6623 W: 589 N: 12388] (58895)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 3:51]
    Hello Ike,

    A very well composed shot, where the wooden fencing grabs immediate attention and then leads effectively from f/g to b/g alongside the river. The rich greens and strong wooden textures are very well captured.

    I'm not sure why, but this felt very western European; maybe it was the canal and the verdant grass, though the f/g trees are definitely not western!

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beach fun

    Beach fun
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 0 N: 4127] (20117)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 3:46]
    Hello Ann,

    Pembrokeshire is one of my favourite spots!

    I love this very simple but beautifully composed photograph. You have used the rocks in perfect unison with the figures, to create a movement from the corner into the m/g.
    The limited colour palette adds to beauty and simplicity of the shot.
    The reflections and the opposing line of the waves, all add to the pleasure and the enjoyment.

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Bev :-)

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