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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Different perspectiveCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Different perspective
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3051 W: 95 N: 7734] (32297)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 14:08]
    Hello Mariusz,

    This is a beautiful photograph, very well composed and technically perfect too.

    In fact, I think Bulent has described the composition here perfectly - those three arches of the bridge, together with their reflections in the calm water, make a wonderful triptych of three distinct and attractive scenes and are perfectly placed in the frame, dominating the distant view. And the moored boats make a fine foreground while the water's edge gives a lovely and natural lead-in to the whole image.

    An interesting note too.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Modeling sessionCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Modeling session
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4005 W: 321 N: 8765] (44362)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3645 W: 205 N: 5821] (37602) [2015-07-29 9:44] [+]
    Hej Gert,
    Det gäller verkligen att ha kameran i gående färdigställning så att man kan ta en sådan här bild. Motiv kan dyka upp varsomhelst och försvinna precis lika fort. Här lyckades du verkligen ta en fin ögonblicksbild, med alla detaljerna på rätt plats!
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Modeling sessionCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Modeling session
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4005 W: 321 N: 8765] (44362)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 9:16] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    Very well done for being able to capture this scene so effectively without even being noticed by any of these three pretty young girls! I'm wondering if they were just talking pictures for fun or if they were seriously thinking of futures in the modelling world? Was this the only photographer or did each of the girls take turns at taking pictures?

    Despite your quick shooting, you have produced a well composed photograph in which all three girls actually stand out remarkably well against their slightly dull backgrounds. Light and colours are excellent as also are details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Thank you for your reply regarding W.A. Mozart's visit to Olomouc!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Colorful wallFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Colorful wall
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1191 W: 0 N: 2928] (27412)



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    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 2 N: 1013] (6257) [2015-07-29 8:03]
    Hi Ryszard,
    a good cropping of this shot which makes it interesting to see. A building likes this isn't beautiful in my eyes but with a presentation like this it is both eye-catching and a little piece of art, well done!

    Have a nice evening/
    Boa

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Beguinage Kortrijk ICanon 7 D

    Beguinage Kortrijk I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19659 W: 519 N: 33574] (143429)



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    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 2 N: 1013] (6257) [2015-07-29 7:39]
    Hi John,
    Belgium seems to have many interesting places to visit, far more than i know. Unfortunately i have only been to Brussels for 30 years ago. It is time for a new visit as soon as possible. Kortrijk looks like a perfect place to visit for a tourist. I like the old charming architecture and the tranquil atmosphere. This is a good shot, sharp and clear with beautiful colors, well done!

    Have a nice evening/
    Boa

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Polyommatus daphnis

    Polyommatus daphnis
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10236 W: 132 N: 20310] (129256)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 6:06]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    This is a beautiful portrait of this fine specimen of a "Meleager's blue" butterfly with absolutely stunning details and sharpness against a very nicely out of focus and non-distracting background. The light is wonderfully soft and the colours very subtle and true. I also like your simple composition with the creature placed perfectly in the frame.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Ghost Town Window

    Ghost Town Window
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1695 W: 0 N: 4235] (20697) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 5:52]
    Hello Ann,

    This is a very well seen an very well taken shot, particularly in so far as you have chosen an excellent high and somewhat oblique viewpoint not only to capture the doll perfectly but also to take in its dark surroundings, so giving the whole image a rather "spooky" aspect!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Squares of Olomouc (and a street)Canon Ixus 1000 HS

    Squares of Olomouc (and a street)
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4005 W: 321 N: 8765] (44362)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 5:27] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    As always, you have written an interesting and comprehensive note and this time given us three fine photographs of what looks to be an attractive city of Olomouc.

    All three photographs are both interesting and also attractive on account of their rather lovely colours and architecture as well as the presence of people.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. As a great fan of W.A. Mozart, I just had to do a little research of my own: I'm not sure if any of the places in which he stayed actually feature in any of these three photographs of yours. But Mozart visited Olomouc with his family for a couple of months in late 1767 when he was aged just eleven years. Apparently the family initially took lodging in the Black Eagle Inn (Hauenschild Palace). Unfortunately Wolfgang shortly after arrival developed symptoms of smallpox and the family moved to the residence of the capitular's deanery (today the Archdiocesan Museum), where they stayed with the dean of the Olomouc Chapter, Count Podstatský. Thankfully the young Mozart made a successful recovery following treatment by the count's personal physician, Dr. Joseph Wolff.

    The young Mozart also completed his 6th Symphony during his stay in Olomouc.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Handy matters - X

    Handy matters - X
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5763 W: 492 N: 16184] (88472)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 4:32]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    You manage to produce some wonderful photographs using your mobile 'phone or "handy" and this is another excellent one in which we can almost feel the rough textures of the ancient woodwork of this old house.

    The light and colours are excellent as also are the details and sharpness. The only thing which worries me is that old metal stove pipe coming out through the wooden walls - I'm wondering if that might be a fire hazard! Otherwise, a perfect capture of this old traditional building.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: reflet d'instrumentNikon D800

    reflet d'instrument
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9217 W: 0 N: 14223] (128818)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 4:24]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    What a wonderfully colourful and interesting shot! And how spectacularly the large bell of this tuba works as a wide angle lens, capturing the wide scene of the surrounding streets and buildings!

    Very well seen and very well taken with lovely light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Walk  in the meadows

    Walk in the meadows
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 276 N: 8532] (70913)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 3:39]
    Bonjour Denis,

    A fine view of this glorious Alpine meadow, the colourful wild flowers making a stunning foreground to the distant view of pine forests and rugged snow capped mountains. The two walkers on the right add human interest as well as a sense of scale and also lead us to the track which leads us into the distance.

    Beautiful soft light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Hamnoy in summer

    Hamnoy in summer
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5994 W: 91 N: 15455] (85127)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 3:17] [+]
    Hi Malgo,

    Another beautiful series of pictures from Lofoten, this time from Hamnoy and showing us the place perfectly with its bridge, its interesting houses on stilts and the beautiful flora in this little community.

    All your photographs are delightful but I think your main one is my favourite - it has a fine composition and the red buildings stand out beautifully against thebrowns of the rocks and the greens of the grassland.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I see that the houses are built on stilts but there are also other constructions of "stilts" but without any buildings on top - almost like raised platforms - what are they for?

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Magic night in A

    Magic night in A
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5994 W: 91 N: 15455] (85127)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 2:56]
    Hi Malgo,

    I can understand why this evening photograph from Å is your favourite from your recent short trip to northern Norway and Lofoten. The light here is stunningly beautiful and the double rainbow is an added bonus. The sky is gorgeous but the reflections of it on the sea are also delightful and you have composed this image very well too with the little hill with its pylon on the left nicely balancing the building on the right.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Northern beach

    Northern beach
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5994 W: 91 N: 15455] (85127)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 2:48]
    Hi Malgo,

    Three wonderful photographs of your time on this northern Norwegian beach and an interesting note to accompany it.

    I must confess that I would have been like you - I might have laid myself down in the warm sun but I would certainly have kept my thick boots on and wouldn't have ventured into that freezing cold water! Even the little child in your "main" picture looks frozen with his little bright red hands!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Stormy day over the StooksNikonD300s

    Stormy day over the Stooks
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1161 W: 41 N: 2206] (15379)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 2:35] [+]
    Hello Les,

    An interesting note and two gorgeous photographs to accompany it!

    The fabulous light is what makes your main photograph so appealing - the bright sunlight in the mid-ground which lights up the yellow/green fields and the distant part of the near field of cut crops and stooks of straw - in contrast to the slightly darker background and nearest foreground. And what a fabulously interesting and complex sky, studded with its thousands of brightly lit clouds disappearing off to the horizon. A very fine composition with lovely light and colours and exquisite detai;ls and sharpness.

    And your workshop picture shows the end result of this harvested straw - a beautiful and traditional thatched building in its perfect rural setting.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Here's a question I've always wondered about: What straw is generally used (or which is the best straw) for thatching? Is it wheat or oat or barley straw? I believe reeds and rushes have been used in some parts of the World for thatching, but what's the preferred stuff in Devonshire?

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Grose Valley, Blue Mountains, NSWCanon AE 1

    Grose Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 709 W: 297 N: 1636] (8007)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 397 N: 5371] (21748) [2015-07-29 2:04]
    Hello Will,

    You have written a very interesting and informative note and also given us a wonderful panoramic image to admire.

    Very well done you for not only managing so expertly to scan these old colour negatives but also to merge them into a wide panorama like this - the details, colours and light are remarkably good. I have to admit that at it's full size of 3500 x 1187 pixels it's just a tad too big - but when I size it to fit my monitor at 1900 pixels in width, it's just perfect!

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Get That Light!Pentax K3

    Get That Light!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5362 W: 88 N: 12762] (60564)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 222 N: 8206] (32993) [2015-07-29 1:09]
    Hello Craig,

    This is an extraordinarily beautiful shot, with the red houses snuggling warmly between the blackness of the sea and the looming might of the snow-tinged rocky mountains. I cannot see how the composition could be improved, the scene flows so naturally from corner to corner.

    Your w/s confirms the tale in your notes, about rapidly changing weather conditions. It a bit like that in my home village, at the moment, being a change between spitting, gently raining, raining hard or torrential downpours - should I wear shoes, wellingtons or waders!!!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Winter Reflections

    Winter Reflections
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2027 W: 17 N: 4109] (16476)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 222 N: 8206] (32993) [2015-07-29 0:59]
    Hello Maria,

    This is the sort of photograph that I love and wish I had taken! You have created a fine cohesiveness with your composition, everything seems so beautifully connected between the reality and the extraordinary reflections.

    I'm glad I didn't notice the trash for that would have spoilt the beauty of the moment.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GambiaGambia
    Title: Herr Müllers daily routine.Nikon D7000

    Herr Müllers daily routine.
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 2 N: 1013] (6257)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 222 N: 8206] (32993) [2015-07-29 0:54]
    Hello Boa,

    The use of b&w was a good decision, it makes us (the viewers) concentrate on the focal subject and appreciate the skilfulness of the composition, for it is very well composed.
    As is the case with many of your shots, a scenario is suggested.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Sveti StefanNikon D 90

    Sveti Stefan
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 222 N: 8206] (32993) [2015-07-29 0:50]
    Oh, Chris, this is such a beautiful spot!
    The red roofs make a warm, eye-catching focal point in the middle of an inviting blue sea! You have created a fine, natural lead, via the curve of the beach, where the parasols, towels and bathers add zest and colour to the scene.

    I can see the similarity to Mont St-Michel but what a pity that this is closed to the general public!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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