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  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 2 - ANDES !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 2 - ANDES !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8489 W: 56 N: 11119] (60106)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 10:57]
    Hello Neyvan - Chile is another country on my long list of places I would love to visit. Not so much the towns but the country areas. I am impressed by the clarity of this shot taken as you flew over the Andes, how well we can see the cultivated land deep down in the valleys. Amazing sight and very well managed shot.

    Warm regards and thanks very much for your kind remarks about my recent Namibia shots. I appreciate them.

    Rosemary

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Dance with fountainsNikon D200

    Dance with fountains
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8866 W: 269 N: 2368] (95007)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1465 W: 0 N: 3496] (17387) [2014-07-25 10:07]
    Hello Aleksander,
    I love the bright colours and the sense of movement. A picture of great visual impact that is good fun too. Very well done.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castelluccio again

    Castelluccio again
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9195 W: 132 N: 17649] (114943)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1465 W: 0 N: 3496] (17387) [2014-07-25 9:24]
    Hello Silvio,
    Wow - what a carpet of flowers. The sweeping shape takes my eye to the mountains in the BG. A gorgeous display.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pian Grande Luci ed Ombre

    Pian Grande Luci ed Ombre
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9195 W: 132 N: 17649] (114943)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 8:47]
    Ciao Silvio - I think the dark shadowy areas contrasted by the sunlit FG add enormously to this shot. It is far more atmospheric than many I have seen of the Fiorita. Fingers crossed next year I can see this spectacle.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: DrapeauxSony A77

    Drapeaux
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1392 W: 122 N: 1051] (15806)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 8:42]
    Hi Roland - A great POV and your well managed composition makes the most of the beautiful blues which frame the white structure and colourful flags on the ferry so attractively.

    The single figure adds the extra interesting detail.

    Nicely done!

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: PrayerSony HX200v

    Prayer
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 89 N: 196] (2150)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 8:39]
    Hello Sasa - I like the way you have taken this shot. You are quite separate from those within the payer hall of the mosque, almost a voyeur, but no doubt, looking on with interest at a scene culturally different from your own life. A good metaphor for all of us who travel away from home.

    Nicely realised

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Overcome

    Overcome
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5070 W: 366 N: 10587] (52197)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 7:40]
    Hi Lisa - You've made a statement with this shot... I would not expect it to be converted to B&W and I doubt many others would see it the way you have. What works particularly well for me is the incredible shading/toning across the spray, you have captured such depth and detail here I am really impressed. No blow outs at all. A powerful burst of natural energy appears to completely overpower the surfer. I'd be terrified!

    Action packed, this is superb.

    Warmest regards and hugs dear friend

    Rosemary

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Le torri di Tarquinia

    Le torri di Tarquinia
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2196 W: 15 N: 2685] (26722)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 7:33]
    Hello dear friend - A scene straight out of a Tuscan village all set under a clear blue sky. The variety of angles and shapes formed by the architecture and your composition are both interesting and attractive. The floral punctuations add colour and delightful detail.

    Warmest wishes

    Rosemary

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Trip to GozoCanon EOS 1100D

    Trip to Gozo
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6021 W: 61 N: 17466] (78641)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 7:29]
    Hello Stephen - I can feel the breeze through my hair and the warm sun on my back as I look at this shot. I love taking trips like this, seeing the land from the sea and watching the wake of the boat. This is evocative; making me think of summer holidays by the sea.

    Memories are made from days like this.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Forest

    Forest
    migjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 125 N: 97] (2921)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 6:52]
    Hello Jan - This appeals to me very much. I love the stillness that your shot conveys. It is almost a holy moment, deeply mysterious with all attention drawn towards the sunlit tree and its reflection. beautiful.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: THE SMALLEST OF THE IONIAN ISLANDS

    THE SMALLEST OF THE IONIAN ISLANDS
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2969 W: 67 N: 4292] (37402)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 6:49]
    Colourful and quaint, this scene has plenty to attract the eye Serghie. I like the 3 layers that comprise the composition, the boats and buildings look so gay against the layers of blue.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Louvre museum

    Louvre museum
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 0 N: 477] (3868)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 6:45]
    Gold and deep blue, the colours here are wonderful Piotr. I especially like the fact that the figures are quietly visible, adding to the mood of the shot but in no way detracting from the architecture or sky.

    Congratulations on a job well done.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Puffin matesOlympus OMD EM5

    Puffin mates
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 2 N: 403] (2202)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 6:43]
    Hi Trevor - There is something about these comical-looking birds that gives them a personality and in this lovely shot there seems to be a definite mood of romance and caring. This illustrates your note convincingly. Well timed and attractively managed, this is a fine piece of work.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The BellsSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    The Bells
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3863 W: 7 N: 5797] (44265)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 6:25]
    An amazing sight Brian and one that I will never tire of. Bluebells are so beautiful I think; not too showy and rather shy hidden away in a woodland setting, their colours are my absolute favourite. In this crazy world that we live in am image like this calms the soul. Thank you!

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Vallon de l'Edian

    Vallon de l'Edian
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4386 W: 265 N: 7624] (62264)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 6:20]
    Bonjour Denis - I am not surprised that this area is called 'Abundance'. There is an abundance of beauty and I can imagine that the valley floors produce healthy produce during the summer months. The area looks pristinely perfect and well-tended.

    A wonderful scene and a shot that captivates.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • FranceFrance
    Title: HunawihrNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Hunawihr
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4653 W: 0 N: 4273] (53605)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 6:14]
    Hello Serge - The low hanging mist threatens to envelope the whole scene here and adds enormously to your shot. Atmospheric; I get a feel for the climate where the lush greens of the forest and vegetable plots thrive.

    Nicely composed the church is well detailed and I like the timeless quality of your image.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Building Worth SavingNikon D-300

    A Building Worth Saving
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 200 N: 6505] (25884)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 5:38]
    Hello Bev - The sweep of the beautifully detailed crescent and simple Georgian façade speaks strongly of understated elegance. This is a period of architecture I like very much and despite the renovation work being undertaken and making your composition a challenge, I like the results very much. You have used the upper LHC very well and I think the segment of greenery gives balance. The light across the façade is wonderfully revealing.

    Nicely done!

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: NyhavnMinolta SRT 101

    Nyhavn
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6317 W: 241 N: 10841] (72548)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774) [2014-07-25 5:32]
    Hello Jean Jacques - This is a part of the world I have never visited and judging by your photograph I have missed some distinctive and colourful architecture. I can imagine that this canal side location has a lot of life on offer with the pavement café's packed with patrons enjoying the fine weather a pretty surrounds.

    An attractive shot.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Summer Sluis 2014Canon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Summer Sluis 2014
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18287 W: 497 N: 31420] (134384)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1465 W: 0 N: 3496] (17387) [2014-07-25 4:53]
    Hello John,
    The colours are beautifully vivid in the sunlight. There is also a lovely effect on the water with the reflections and movement. You took this from a very good viewpoint.
    Excellent!
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Man With Yellow Gloves (for Gert)

    Man With Yellow Gloves (for Gert)
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2623 W: 70 N: 6325] (28774)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1465 W: 0 N: 3496] (17387) [2014-07-25 4:36]
    Hello Rosemary,
    The yellow gloves make this picture for me! I love the yellow theme and the shapes and textures of the old steps. Very well shot indeed - great work.
    Kind Regards, Ann

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