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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The Lonely ManPentax K7

    The Lonely Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4713 W: 88 N: 10769] (52264) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1258 W: 391 N: 4623] (18628) [2014-08-30 11:44]
    Hi Craig,

    No tripod, eh? So I guess this one sure ain't HDR.

    But what a beautifully composed photograph and one which just works so well despite the obvious disortion caused by such a wide angle view. The circles of hanging lights above the floor (where there are presumably rows upon rows of individual prayer mats where the trespasser is standing) are perfectly horizontal and balance well the circular dome high above.

    Gorgeous light and colours and stunning details and sharpness - as always.

    And, of course, an interesting and enlightening note!

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Lamp and books

    Lamp and books
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 30 N: 357] (2945)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1258 W: 391 N: 4623] (18628) [2014-08-30 11:31]
    Hi Jasmine,

    This is a lovely interior shot: just the kind of photograph you do so very well. And what a delightful surprise to see that you took it with your new Canon EOS M!

    The light here obviously couldn't have been too dim because I see you used ISO 320 but the details and sharpness and general quality of this image are superb. A very fine and well balanced composition well exposed and with lots of detail visible in even the deepest shadows.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Yes, I have been playing around with my new "toy" too - nothing serious yet, just a few snapshots, but it really is quite fun. Not nearly so quick to focus as a DSLR but otherwise good - and a lot lighter to carry!

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Juhanus kokkoNikon D90

    Juhanus kokko
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 694 W: 62 N: 1234] (7405)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1258 W: 391 N: 4623] (18628) [2014-08-30 11:10] [+]
    Hello Daniel,

    You have, as always, written a very interesting note.

    When I first saw the thumbnail of this picture, I thought that this might have been a boat on fire and so I immediately thought of the tradition of Up Helly Aa which is practised in January in the Shetland Islands.

    But this, of course, is not a boat but a simple bonfire lit on a small island in the shallows. And what a striking feature this huge fire is in the dark landscape. Beautiful light and colours, fine composition, spot-on exposure (in difficult conditions) and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Falkirk Wheel

    Falkirk Wheel
    Spyder Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 1 N: 28] (144)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1258 W: 391 N: 4623] (18628) [2014-08-30 11:00]
    Hello Edward,

    I know this place very well and I think that this is a delightful photograph of this interesting piece of mechanical engineering.

    The trouble is that from this viewpoint (and I think that this is the best viewpont from which to capture a well composed image like this one) - you are looking almost directly south so, unless the sky is very favourable, it usually ends up being fairly bland and overly bright.

    Yes, the sky here is a little bright and featureless but that deficiency is well compensated by the crispness and sharpness of your picture which really shows the "wheel" to great effect and with perfect colours and contrasts. The reflections in the water are delightful too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Red Barn

    Red Barn
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1258 W: 391 N: 4623] (18628) [2014-08-30 10:41]
    Hello Ann,

    A delightful photograph from your trip to the west of the USA and one which again reinforces the observation that the best photographs are often captured when the weather is the least clement - so don't pack away your camera when it rains!

    The light here is lovely and I love the way that the foreground light brings out the rich colours of the old red wooden barn, the grass and the fence and makes them stand out so well against that dark and threatening sky.

    A fine simple composition with all the elements pleasingly arranged within the frame and with an excellent "lead in" furnished by the fence on the left. Gorgeous colours and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Golden Prague

    Golden Prague
    GyurMaster (519)



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    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3792 W: 83 N: 5703] (46408) [2014-08-30 10:33] [+]
    Hello,
    Very beautiful night scene. The city looks fantastic. Great management of light.

    Daniel

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: VigelandNikon Coolpix S9300

    Vigeland
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4934 W: 53 N: 8020] (26264)



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    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3792 W: 83 N: 5703] (46408) [2014-08-30 10:32]
    Hi Lars,
    Original sculpture and a fine POV to illustrate it. Well seen, enjoy a nice weekend.

    Daniel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Avda. Gral. LeclercNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Avda. Gral. Leclerc
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4750 W: 5 N: 7676] (35433)



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    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3792 W: 83 N: 5703] (46408) [2014-08-30 10:31]
    Hi Luis,
    Fine street scene from that small town. I like the typical architecture and the contrasts. Well taken.

    Daniel

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Wine CellarsNikon D60

    Wine Cellars
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3792 W: 83 N: 5703] (46408)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 8:53]
    Hello Daniel,
    These cellars with their red roofs make a very graphic pattern from above. I like the tight framing and light management. The shadows add to the graphic composition.
    Very well taken indeed.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Falkirk Wheel

    Falkirk Wheel
    Spyder Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 1 N: 28] (144)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 8:50]
    Hello Edward,
    I think 'Tyro' posted a picture of this interesting wheel last year. It is a most interesting piece of engineering. Your photo is excellent quality with lovely reflections and nice 'punches' of colour that stand out against the grey.
    Very well done.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: NeonCanon AE 1

    Neon
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 269 N: 1188] (5982)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 8:47]
    Hi Will,
    Well this is different to your monochromes! I love the vibrant neon colour and tight framing. This must be a scan I guess - excellent quality.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: St Colemans CathedralCanon EOS 60D

    St Colemans Cathedral
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2525 W: 12 N: 5995] (20902)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 8:43]
    Hello Noel,
    There is excellent detail in the stonework thanks to the well controlled shadow areas and sharpness. An interesting note too. Very well done.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lumière d'EstaubéNikon D 90

    Lumière d'Estaubé
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2232 W: 1095 N: 2088] (28962)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 8:39]
    Hello Claude,
    I love this with the atmospheric cloud and wonderful light touching the mountainside. A lovely range of tones with enough detail in the FG. Gorgeous photography.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Dal castello

    Dal castello
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2293 W: 15 N: 2772] (27798)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 8:35]
    Hello Carlo,
    The lines and colours in the fields are mesmerizing. It is beautifully produced. I might have cropped and darkened the sky a little so that my eye wasn't drawn away from the gorgeous landscape. A fabulous sight - TFS.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: space

    space
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 5 N: 5490] (26560)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 8:31]
    Hello Ourania,
    This was a clever idea to use the openings in the stone building to view the landscape. Very good use of the dark areas with the light falling onto the floor. Innovative and successful - very well done.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: The Moomins and their MomCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    The Moomins and their Mom
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3359 W: 298 N: 6999] (37149)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3590 W: 209 N: 5724] (36912) [2014-08-30 7:53]
    Hej Gert,
    Tervetuloa kotiin Suomessa.
    En synnerligen påpasslig bild, antingen hade du en väldig tur eller också fick du vänta länge på att ett sådant här perfekt ögonblick skulle infinna sig. En bra bild av dessa två damer med större eller mindre röda detaljer. Bilderna på väggen bakom har ju ett stort värde i sig själva. Christina var också i Helsingfors för några veckor sedan.
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar
    PS Jag gör, som du märkt en paus från TE, jag saknar tillräckligt bra bilder. Men jag har lagt ut bilder (och teckningar) på Facebook och Instagram. Där kan du också titta.

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Schloss SchönbrunnNikon Coolpix S9300

    Schloss Schönbrunn
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4934 W: 53 N: 8020] (26264)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 4:59]
    Hello Lars,
    I like the way that you have cropped this image to suit the shape of the palace. It has been very well rendered with lovely colour and sharpness. Excellent symmetry. The figures give life to the picture and scale.
    Very well done.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The Amalfi coastPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    The Amalfi coast
    jean113 Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 11] (68)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 4:55]
    Hello jean,
    I love this coastline with its villages perched on the rocks. You have taken this very well with beautiful natural colours and sharpness.
    TFS - lovely work.
    Kind Regards, Ann

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Endless blue

    Endless blue
    maria-v1981 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1185 W: 30 N: 1940] (10792)



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    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3792 W: 83 N: 5703] (46408) [2014-08-30 4:39]
    Hi Maria,
    Superb summer scene with that clear blue water that tempts you to jump in...Lovely, well taken.
    Enjoy the weekend.

    Daniel

  • PeruPeru
    Title: FacesNikon D7000

    Faces
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 93 N: 193] (2379)



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    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 0 N: 3599] (17851) [2014-08-30 4:13]
    Hello Pedro,
    You did well taking this from a bus. I love the way that the street art mixes with the background architecture. The colours contrast with the rather drab facades behind.
    Very well observed.
    Kind Regards, Ann

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