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  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Windows of the Brugge (for Fis2)Canon PowerShot SX240HS

    Windows of the Brugge (for Fis2)
    fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 5 N: 907] (4595)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3623 W: 201 N: 5624] (37908) [2016-12-06 6:21]
    Hi Zbigniew,
    An impressive POV! A very beautiful building with many attractive details and a very pleasant soft colourscale.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: One apple a day !Nikon F 90x

    One apple a day !
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6098 W: 495 N: 17324] (96290)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 4:20]
    Merhaba Mesut,

    I wonder what this girl will be like!
    It is reflective to have such thoughts and is the wonder of photography!

    The strong, long shadows play a huge part in your well scanned photograph.
    They almost act like a very unusual border around her frame.
    She has a delightful, shy countenance.

    Would the metal container have water in it?

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Old Hospital BrugesCanon 7 D

    Old Hospital Bruges
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21885 W: 523 N: 35948] (156520)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 4:08]
    Hello John,

    What could be better than Bruges, a lovely historic building, bright sunshine and figures to animate your shot!
    The lighting is great and you have really used it well to bring out the colours.
    As always, your composition places the buildings strongly. whilst the figures animate and reflect the weather conditions.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: oiseaux et bateauxNikon D5

    oiseaux et bateaux
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11274 W: 0 N: 15082] (146794)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 3:49]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    There is something deep rooted in our psyche that loves the sea and the seabirds. What a great photograph they make, in association with the boats and the blue hues.
    You have composed the photograph with good regard to the rule of thirds.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Rue des BouchersNikon D60

    Rue des Bouchers
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4738 W: 83 N: 8294] (62015)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 3:44]
    Hello Daniel,

    What a contrast you have revealed, here.
    One side of the street is warm and welcoming, whilst the other is dark and closed.
    One lady is without coat in the warm, shopping area, whilst another is warm-clothed and hooded.
    Your viewpoint uses the long perspective to draw us in and guide us effectively from f/g to b/g.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • CubaCuba
    Title: The endSony DSC HX200v

    The end
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9528 W: 123 N: 17653] (94730)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 3:39]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    I have learned something new, today.
    I thought the Portuguese Man of War was a jellyfish.
    I hope you don't think me cruel but, I am glad it is dead for it is a fearsome, stinging organism!

    You have shown us a fine shot, the man of War sharp and texturally detailed, against a useful, oof b/g.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Screaming RedSony ILCE6300

    Screaming Red
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3596 W: 310 N: 4500] (17958)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 3:34]
    Hello Rob,

    Yes the colours can't be ignored!
    They demand attention!

    Yes we can speculate about the wires, the horizontal bars and the features that mimic window wipers but they are all interesting elements to enhance your photograph. I actually love the trio of dormer window shapes, with the single window calling to them!
    It's a great photo opportunity, very well seen.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • VenezuelaVenezuela
    Title: Dutch LighthouseOlympus Tough TG-610

    Dutch Lighthouse
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2601 W: 39 N: 3726] (15785)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:49]
    Hello Alexandre,

    I'm pleased that you were able to explain the Dutch connection!

    This is a very well composed photograph, the tower sharp and strongly placed in the frame. The inclusion of the figure explains the scale immediately.
    There is an amazing sense of depth as the sea's horizon goes on forever!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: White houses of Competa

    White houses of Competa
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5470 W: 277 N: 9914] (80192) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:45]
    Bonjour Denis,

    You couldn't have ordered a better cloud display than this!
    The bank of clouds perfectly follows the well composed, diagonal line of the houses, but offers quite different textures and sense of depth.
    I love how you have positioned the tall orange tower so strongly in the frame.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Williamsburg BridgeSony DSC HX400v

    Williamsburg Bridge
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6781 W: 53 N: 11278] (40786)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:42]
    Hello Lars,

    I like how you have composed this photograph, the bridge as the main feature, sharp and imposing, but underneath, a chance to relate to the rest of the scene.
    I'm glad you explained the use of the tall building for it immediately reminded me of Battersea Power Station!
    The light is glorious and well handled.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Living StatueCanon EOS 1100D

    Living Statue
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8160 W: 63 N: 22867] (103255)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:37]
    Hello Stephen,

    These are interesting notes. I had no idea that living statues were rooted in history. I perceived them as quite a modern invention!

    They used to be an unusual and noteworthy addition to a main street but they have become so common that I wonder if they are able to make a living nowadays! And, I wonder how long it takes them to get into costume and make-up!

    I like how you have composed this, the statue angled, allowing the patterned tiles to act as a guide. The statue is definitely the focal feature, sharply detailed. The b/g is useful as a scene setter with just enough blurring to prevent them taking attention from the main figure.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)
    Misty and cool today!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Scotland National Museum, main hallCanon EOS 60D

    Scotland National Museum, main hall
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9051 W: 606 N: 16217] (74775)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:29] [+]
    Hello Ike,

    Each time I see your photographs, I promise myself that we will return to Edinburgh and spend more time investigating its beauty and its interesting places!
    I'm not sure if this is an elk or a deer (and I don't suppose it much matters) but it has a great presence, its antlers spreading out like welcoming arms and inviting spectators to enjoy what is on offer!
    It does look a little like a mall but then, they are built to be light and airy so that people can see what is on offer and I do believe that people can easily see the exhibits, here.
    I love the sense of depth and how the figures are relating to the exhibits.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)
    Thanks for your good wishes. Today it is quite misty on the first free day I have had for a long time!!!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Two men and a god

    Two men and a god
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5499 W: 373 N: 11291] (56159)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:21]
    Hello Gert,

    I do learn a lot of new information from your photos and texts.
    I find India a most fascinating place with so much that is different and exciting.

    I love the idea of purchasing garlands of flowers.
    Though we don't usually buy garlands, we frequently buy flowers to show that we love or respect someone.
    Ganesha makes a most interesting addition to create a trio and makes a most friendly impression. No wonder he is the favourite.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Hollywood Sign in ParisCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Hollywood Sign in Paris
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3657 W: 91 N: 9426] (39145)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:14]
    Hello Marius,

    I suppose what you are telling us, is that Disney is make-believe.
    It does seem strange to see this Disney representation in France ... but nothing is quite what it seems!

    It is, however, a fine photograph, Walt and his first big creation firmly anchoring the f/g, surrounded by colourful marigolds.
    From the statue, there is a most effective guide to link it with the name 'Hollywood'! (Disney and Hollywood should be closely connected, don't you think!)
    The figures are mainly heading towards the park guiding us to join them!
    I bet your daughter enjoyed this!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Tiny trains - Grand Central Terminal

    Tiny trains - Grand Central Terminal
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 235 N: 2243] (9002)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 2:00]
    Hello Brenda,

    What a great annual display, this must be!
    And what an appropriate location; there must be millions of people to appreciate the display. I know my brother (who is mad on trains) would love it!!
    I like how you have used the track as a very effective guide, whilst the figures suddenly create the scale.
    The inclusion of the decorations gives the whole a very festive mood.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vecchia tromba

    Vecchia tromba
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4131 W: 28 N: 4901] (52078)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 1:51]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    Un'opportunitā fotografica molto ben giudicato!
    Mi piace come si č ritagliata in modo da vicino in modo da riempire completamente lo schermo le tuba.
    Possiamo facilmente apprezzare la consistenza del corno con la sua lucida superficie riflettente tagliente,,.
    Il boccaglio č un'eccellente inclusione, sottolineando la rotonditā dello strumento e l'aggiunta di una nuova direzione.

    Buona giornata,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Firefighters in action.Canon EOS 5 D

    Firefighters in action.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12710 W: 298 N: 25093] (100846)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 1:39]
    Hello Danos,

    We have seen many photographs of aeroplanes on this site but not many as dramatic, or with as great a sense of movement, as this! We feel to be following the vapour trail and moving along with the aeroplane!
    Excellent clarity and composition.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Mens at WorkSamsung Pro815

    Mens at Work
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5743 W: 205 N: 6834] (23563)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 251 N: 10049] (40992) [2016-12-06 1:33]
    Hello Lucas,

    I have never known a company extracting sand. How so they do that? Are those pipes that they are carrying?

    Your black and white treatment gave this scene, especially with the truck, a sense of age. I could imagine this from days of B&W film cameras.
    The backlight helps to create a sense of drama.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Chichibu Fest. 2016 #3Canon 1DX

    Chichibu Fest. 2016 #3
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1994 W: 0 N: 3598] (43594)



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    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4738 W: 83 N: 8294] (62015) [2016-12-06 0:21]
    Hi Takero,
    Nice capture from the lunch time. I love your country's cuisine, the most healthier and natural in my opinion.

    D

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: The towers of Ghent

    The towers of Ghent
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7801 W: 102 N: 19717] (102606)



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    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4738 W: 83 N: 8294] (62015) [2016-12-06 0:19]
    Good morning Malgo,
    Very nice postcard from this beautiful city. I surely enjoyed it some years ago. Well taken.

    Daniel

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