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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Snow monster

    Snow monster
    gut31 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 2] (106)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-05-13 1:00]
    Hello Christophe

    Great choice of subject, and perfect, off-centre framing. But you've relied on your camera's light meter, which has let you down, as light meters will when faced with non-typical conditions. Meters are set to calculate exposure based on "normal" lighting, which is 18% grey. Snow scenes which are of course a lot brighter than average, are notorious for fooling your meter: it reads too much light, so stops down your lens, creating greys instead of whites. You need to over-ride the meter settings by anything up to 2 stops to achieve the brightness which the scene really had.

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Curvy

    Curvy
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 37] (820)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-05-13 0:42]
    Hello Béatrice

    I love the abstract geometries yoy've isolated here, and the near-monochrome palette. For me, to reframe the shot to remove the branches across the bottom would increase the abstraction; and I reckon a boost in contrast/exposure (there are no tfrue highlights) would add a level of punch. Hope you don't mind my criticisms: it seems unfashionable to carp on TE these days!

    Regards

    Will

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
    Title: People of Baku

    People of Baku
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6100 W: 390 N: 12359] (60304)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-05-13 0:24]
    Hello Gert

    For me it's the reds and pinks which stand out as this photograph's signature. Of course the passing pedestrians complete what is a very effective street scene.

    Kind regards

    Will

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Picnic

    Picnic
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 3 N: 934] (7907)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-05-13 0:19] [+]
    Hello Gy

    The phallic symbol is set fair and square in the middle of your shot, but the picnicking family have eyes only for their food. I like your characteristic low-key treatment.

    Kind regards

    Will

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Last tone of coalCanon EOS 50D

    Last tone of coal
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3166 W: 834 N: 3819] (58553)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-19 5:40]
    Hello Jasmis

    The end of an industrial era for this pit - and this man. I wonder if he's found alternative work... As ever, a superb, gritty monochrome documentary photograph.

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Shapes and ShadowsPentax K7

    Shapes and Shadows
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6560 W: 88 N: 15806] (73329) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-17 14:02]
    Hello Craig

    Beautifully graphic. I like the effect of your monochrome conversion, reminding us of the days of red filters on b/w film! Did you use Nik Silver FX, or just Photoshop? You could have got your lady to be the person in the tunnel...

    Regards

    Will

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: Man In White

    Man In White
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3543 W: 114 N: 6259] (28298)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-17 13:53]
    Hello Klaudio

    A fine image of great clarity and graphism. I'm particularly intrigued by the line of people on the dune in the background! Not to mention the camels seemingly half-buried in the middle distance. And the empty foreground works a treat.

    Regards

    Will

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Budapest Street XI

    Budapest Street XI
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 3 N: 934] (7907)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-17 13:44] [+]
    Hello Gy

    Taken on Széchenyi tér, right? Yes, dodgy focus, compositionally questionable, and (perhaps therefore?) effective and lively. I like it despite - or because of - its imperfections.

    Regards

    Will

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title:

    Small talk in Pärnu
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6100 W: 390 N: 12359] (60304)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-14 0:09]
    Hello Gert

    As you imply in your notes, what creates the interest here is the droll juxtaposition of period costume and modern technology. Well spotted and grabbed!

    Kind regards

    Will

  • PolandPoland
    Title: LonelinessSony A7

    Loneliness
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3166 W: 834 N: 3819] (58553)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-14 0:04]
    Hello Jasmis

    This is a lovely informal portrait of this old lady. I'm sure you're right about ner lonely existence, but she's putting a brave face on it: that smile is almost cheeky! On a technical note I'm intrigued by your (deliberate) use of flat contrast, with no true highlights: could it be that you were emphasizing the greyness of her day to day life?

    Regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Tulips & TurkeyRolleiflex 6x6 /twinreflex

    Tulips & Turkey
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 495 N: 17584] (97882)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-13 23:43]
    Hello Mesut

    What a fine old photograph, and technically faultless as well. The costumes are interesting of course, but for me it's the variety of facial expressions that make it so appealing: look at the little lad at bottom right for instance.

    Regards

    Will

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Curious SculptureCanon Eos 760d

    Curious Sculpture
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8553 W: 63 N: 24054] (107838)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 5:27]
    Hello Stephen

    Weird, surreal and slightly disturbing! I can see why you photographed it. And I hope you find out something about it from one of the other TE punters: sadly I can't help.

    Regards

    Will

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Winter

    Winter
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2749 W: 2 N: 4230] (23374)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 3:13]
    Hello Piotr

    Spectacular and beautiful. The lone figure gives scale and creates an important focal point. And the light's direction has lent lots of lovely highlights and shadows. Great mountain landscape.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: One night in Roma

    One night in Roma
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 497] (4655)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 3:10]
    Hello Federico

    Lovely late evening shot, at what it pleased many to call the "blue hour". You mention the advertising sign, which I agree is rather prominent in the frame, and which could be said to spoil the image if you were shooting for a postcard or calendar. But I'm thinking that it's a feature of the scene and as such, has a place in a documentary photograph. It succeeds in showing us the tastelessness of the mundane present amidst the glories of the past.

    Regards

    Will

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Small talk from Costa Brava

    Small talk from Costa Brava
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8382 W: 108 N: 21313] (108409)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 2:39]
    Hello Malgo

    A conversation piece from you! Lovely Mediterranean colours, and a surprisingly empty beach (or maybe not so surprising, given the time of year!) Title borrowed from Gert I think!

    Regards

    Will

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Three gentlemen and three GodsNikon D7100

    Three gentlemen and three Gods
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 813 W: 66 N: 2229] (15656)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 2:33]
    Hello Elaine

    I really like your choice of crop here, which compresses the frame vertically and pushes the two white-clad gentlemen to the edges. Very thirdsy! And no sky or any other elements to deflect our attention. But maybe it's the eye-contact from the three men which is the most compelling feature. Are they posing willingly, or glaring at you for intruding on their presence?

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Walking In The SkyCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Walking In The Sky
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 59] (1092)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 2:27]
    Hello Derek

    Super land/seascape here. I appreciate the understated and naturalistic colours, as I'm sure many would have succumbed to the temptation to push the saturation to silly extremes. Of course the two walkers create a vital focal point, even if it's the reflections in the wet sand that hold our attention.

    Regards

    Will

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Flea Market 11

    Flea Market 11
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 3 N: 934] (7907)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 2:18] [+]
    Hello Gy

    Love flea markets, and you've managed to convey the random, tatty, slightly anarchic flavour of such places. (I've been reviewing my Budapest images, and will post a few, but I'm a bit embarrassed by them in general: I don't think I was "in the zone" while we were there...)

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Graphie urbaine

    Graphie urbaine
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 37] (820)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-12 2:10]
    Hello Béatrice

    In your normal style, and with characteristic subject matter. So it's not going to score many points with TE punters I fear. Not that you're concerned about that I think. Sadly, these understated images of yours are not understood by the audience here: but I am constantly reminded when looking at your work of the photographs of William Eggleston - I wonder if you know of him?

    "He sees the complexity and beauty of the mundane world: the extraordinary, compelling, honest, beautiful and unsparing photographs all have to do with the quality of our lives in the ongoing world: they succeed in showing us the grain of the present, like the cross-section of a tree.... They focus on the mundane world. But no subject is fuller of implications than the mundane world!" (Eudora Welty)

    The same could be said for your images!

    Regards

    Will

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Geometry

    Geometry
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 37] (820)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 299 N: 2530] (11940) [2017-04-08 1:04]
    Hello Béatrice

    Understated, minimalist and near-monochromatic. Thus a lovely image, to which yuo've appended a thoroughly appropriate title. Nice one!

    Regards

    Will

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