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  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Just hanging around

    Just hanging around
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3575 W: 301 N: 7719] (40069)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018) [2014-12-20 16:49]
    Hello Gert,

    A splendid pair of photographs here demonstrating this fellow's very relaxed view of his work. He should be out with his cutting torch, chopping up this huge artillery barrel to sell for scrap, though perhaps metal prices were not so high in Vietnam 20 years ago as they are here now.

    And your main picture is a fine portrait of this chap, smiling at you while he hangs across the remains of this fearsome weapon with not a care in the world. Lovely light and colours and exceptional details and a very good quality scan too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile&Argentina 2014 nº 49/EX-CONGRESO!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Chile&Argentina 2014 nº 49/EX-CONGRESO!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8833 W: 56 N: 11817] (64240)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018) [2014-12-20 16:25]
    Hello Neyvan,

    What a very impressive and striking photograph of this fine old building portrayed beautifully against a deep blue sky!

    The composition, light, colours, details and sharpness are all superb.

    A fine note too.

    Beautiful!

    Kind regards,

    John.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Pelourinho,colors and lifeSony DSC HX200v

    Pelourinho,colors and life
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7115 W: 117 N: 13528] (75532)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018) [2014-12-20 16:16]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    A very interesting note and a very fine photograph from this part of Brazil.

    The buildings are delightful - the distant old building contrasting well with the colourful buildings on the right and the hundreds of colourfully dressed people in this piazza adding to the appeal.

    Gorgeous soft light and colours, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. The light here is fabulous - could this be a HDR image?

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: ContrastsPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Contrasts
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 153] (753)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018) [2014-12-20 15:06]
    Hello Jean,

    This is very interesting. Of course, your previous photograph of Scotney Castle was the "classical" view of it which we have all seen several times before, either on TE or on calendars because, as Will (willperrett) would say, most images of it are of the "chocolate box" genre! Having said that, I rather like "chocolate box" pictures.

    But this is a view which I, at least, have never seen before and that, together with your note, makes it all the more interesting. As you say, that fine and majestic old tree stands out wonderfully against the blue sky and it really is the "star of the show", perfectly placed in the frame and nicely balanced in your composition by the ruined walls of the old manor house on the right.

    Fine light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Just one little point. Because I've not been on TL for some time (I really must get back and have a look around sometime), I'm not sure if the image sizes on TL are still limited to a maximum of 800 x 800 pixels. But, as you will have noticed, here on TE you can post pictures almost as big as you want. They are then displayed on "beta" TE at full size but on "new" TE they are reduced to 790 pixels in width.

    Some people are still posting pictures on TE at 800 pixels in width but those images are the ones which appear to suffer the most in loss of sharpness and general quality when they are "shrunk" even although it's only by 10 pixels. Images posted at larger size seem to suffer less on "new" TE.

    I see that you posted this picture at 3500 pixels in width. Even when seen at that size, this one is of excellent quality and it is also of excellent quality on "new" TE after it's been shrunk. The trouble is that some people still use "beta" TE exclusively and so, if you post a picture at 3500 pixels in width, it's impossible to see it all on a screen.

    Personally I've found that if I post images at around 1200 pixels in width they can be viewed in their entirety on "beta" TE and they also seem to be big enough not to suffer too badly with the "shrinking" on "new" TE.

    Anyway, Jean, I just thought I'd point those little things out as I wasn't sure which version of TE you tend to use. And, of course, whichever way you look at this particular photograph, it's a very fine one indeed!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Old painted façadeCanon 400 D

    Old painted façade
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6511 W: 236 N: 11276] (75640)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018) [2014-12-20 14:45]
    Bonjour Jean Jacques,

    Another fine photograph from your trip to Oberammergau four years ago - this time not quite a view of wonderful artistry on a classical old building but rather of a rather worn and tired façade which is awaiting restoration and repainting.

    Yet your photograph gives splendid details and we can clearly discern the images and realise just how much work and skill will be required to restore and refurbish those images.

    A very nicely balanced composition with good light and colours and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Turisti dall'alto

    Turisti dall'alto
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2547 W: 19 N: 3130] (31414)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018) [2014-12-20 14:39]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    A delightful shot of a pair of tourists relaxing for a while on a seat with their rucksacks and bags beside them. But I don't see a camera! Perhaps these are "ordinary" tourists and not photographers!

    You must have taken this from a balcony but it was very well seen and very well taken. Although we cannot see thesee peoples' faces, we can imagine that they are discussing something about where to go next and what to see.

    A good composition with fine light and colours and excellent details.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dreaming of Springtime....Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    Dreaming of Springtime....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 7:10]
    Hello John
    Yep! Dreaming too! This last week on the run up to Christmas is perhaps the best week of the winter, with all the festivities and party atmosphere, then it goes into wishing the time away before the warm days return. A simple and yet enticing composition, which sums up the very appeal of the Lake District. Love the light in this one and the little burst of colour from the foxglove in the lower right.

    Idyllic!

    Enjoy your weekend - B.

    You asked about my recent "soft focus" shot and the use of perhaps a filter. I have a piece of software from "Premium Effects" which is a Photoshop Plug-in and has what is called a "glow" filter. There are lots of pre-sets and I opted for the "dark glow" after a fair bit of experimentation. Was quite pleased with the result. B.

    As an aside I am getting thoroughly p*ssed off with the blasted sound bite adverts that are now popping up on this site. I have no objections to adverts being displayed here but when they start acting like those on TV it gets beyond a joke, sometimes two at a time go off and it is a complete cacophony of utter tripe. I may well think about leaving in the New Year if it gets any worse. Not sure if it has been raised in the forums but perhaps it should be, not that it would probably make a blind bit of a difference. B.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: WarawaraCanon EOS 400 D

    Warawara
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5458 W: 95 N: 8679] (47488)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:28]
    Hello Gerrit
    a magnificent bird this and you have captured its imposing and menacing stature perfectly here.

    Not a bird to argue with methinks!

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Christmas in OrléansCanon 50D

    Christmas in Orléans
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8195 W: 4343 N: 14236] (56263)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:25]
    Hello Didi
    an awesome cathedral, that looks all the more imposing and magnificent in this superb night shot.

    Stunning!

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Blue domes again

    Blue domes again
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5267 W: 84 N: 13559] (77392)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:24]
    Hello Malgo
    never tire of seeing these amazing and beautiful domes on this magnificent cathedral. The intricacies and detailing are just amazing it looks like a very special place to visit and experience.

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Winter at St Aubin's Bay

    Winter at St Aubin's Bay
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1585 W: 0 N: 3905] (19231)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:19]
    Hello Ann
    these islands are so close and I have flown over them countless times but never set foot on any. When I see beautiful shots like this I do wonder why. Perfectly composed and exposed with a great sense of the scale and beauty here. Appealing and enticing imagery!

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: GoldCanon EOS 700D

    Gold
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1153 W: 0 N: 2736] (17494)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:17]
    Ciao Romano
    I always wonder what makes people do this sort of thing, I am sure it cannot be just a lack of funds. However these two look magnificent and all the more so in this setting. Captured perfectly.

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Washington CathedralCanon EOS 60D

    Washington Cathedral
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2759 W: 15 N: 6635] (23274)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:14]
    Hello Noel
    this interior looks wonderful. I love the enticing perspectives here, but it is the blaze of colourful flags and banners that make it jump out at you. Clever offset POV too that works perfectly.

    Magnificent!

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 48 / EL RELOJ!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 48 / EL RELOJ!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8833 W: 56 N: 11817] (64240)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:11]
    Hello Ney
    an unusual and distinctly beautiful clock tower this. Love the warm tones and detail here that look all the more attractive set against a deep blue sky.

    Magnificent!

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: BelfryNikon D70

    Belfry
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 924 W: 0 N: 2296] (22199)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:09]
    Hello Ryszard
    this looks as huge as your description makes it out to be. Amazing brickwork and such an imposing structure. Great use of light and shade to emphasise its magnificence perfectly.

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: A ras la nappeNikon D800

    A ras la nappe
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8332 W: 0 N: 13999] (120410)



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    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4129 W: 7 N: 6386] (48012) [2014-12-20 2:07]
    Hello Nicolas
    a real and compelling "earth & sky" shot this. Love the effect of the feeling that it is a chunk of rock floating in space.

    Beautiful and wonderfully original.

    Enjoy the weekend - B.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Charming BuranoPentax K7

    Charming Burano
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4962 W: 88 N: 11575] (55550)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1585 W: 0 N: 3905] (19231) [2014-12-19 9:46]
    Hi Craig,
    I must get back there with a digital camera as I have only been when film was all we had. You have used the FG very cleverly in the composition giving much more interest than just photographing the buildings. Great colour which of course is why photographers love the place. Excellent clarity and a super photo.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Adam

    Adam
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 82 N: 6833] (30911)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1585 W: 0 N: 3905] (19231) [2014-12-19 9:40]
    Hello Rosemary
    I am so pleased that the artists do not deface the buildings and that makes me enjoy this even more. The blue, decorated Adam stands in contrast to the crumbling exterior of the building. Beautifully composed with good space given to the façade. Excellent work.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Winter at St Aubin's Bay

    Winter at St Aubin's Bay
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1585 W: 0 N: 3905] (19231)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4983] (20018) [2014-12-19 5:46] [+]
    Hello Ann,

    This is a place I really must visit - but how easy and quick it must be for you to get there!

    It looks as though you had some lovely weather when you were in Jersey and this is a spectacular photograph. Your composition is excellent, the castle perfectly placed to the left on the horizon beneath a rather troubled sky and with a lovely sheen upon the calm water. I love how the clouds have given a lovely play of light and shade on the ground, particularly allowing some brightness to strike the ground in the immediate foreground - that always gives a wonderful feeling of depth to an image.

    The light and colours are lovely, your composition pleasing and well balanced and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Have a Great Christmas!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: God Bless Sydney

    God Bless Sydney
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5121 W: 367 N: 10803] (53001)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1585 W: 0 N: 3905] (19231) [2014-12-19 5:04]
    Hello Lisa,
    I immediately thought of you when I heard the terrible news. Thanks for posting such a sensitive picture and note.
    Warm regards, Ann

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