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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Lighthouse Park VancouverPentax K3

    Lighthouse Park Vancouver
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5910 W: 88 N: 14115] (66704)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-05 8:56]
    Hello Craig

    A quite conventional seascape, traditional even, and none the worse for that. The composition is impeccable, with a slight downward tilt to emphasize the beautiful rocks in the foreground, the quiet sea and the sentinel lighthouse. Maybe a gnat's underexposure to avoid burnt-out highlights: sensible choice.

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: sunset

    sunset
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4189 W: 12 N: 8421] (43696)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-05 8:49]
    Hello Ourania

    Well you've told a romantic story in your note at any rate! This is a fine contre-jour shot (I hope your sensor is still OK!) The near-complete silhouettes still give us a little information, and the inclusion of the girl is a welcome human presence. Shame you didn’t manage to get her boyfriend as well: holding hands and looking at the sunset. Romantic or what? But this is good too: and less slushy!

    Regards

    Will

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Canon EOS Rebel T3

    Salto El Limón
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2252 W: 39 N: 3011] (12733)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-05 8:13]
    Hello Alexandre

    Such a beautiful spot! And excellently captured by you. Colours are good and natural-looking, while the shutter speed isn't so long as to give that cliched cotton-wool effect. Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street XIX

    Miskolc Street XIX
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 2 N: 234] (2805)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-05 7:07] [+]
    Hello Gy

    Nattily-dressed gent indeed. The b/w works well, partly to disguise the back of that advertising hoarding at top left. Your cloning skills are impressive: I have done something similar to some of mine, but wouldn't let on to the general public! What's in the suitcase I wonder...

    Regards

    Will

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: The old manSony Cybershot R1

    The old man
    nhanfoto Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 24] (664)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-05 2:49]
    Hello Nhan

    A beautiful study of this old man. It's carefully composed, and judging by the clothes and pose, this is a controlled and directed portrait rather than a street grab-shot, though I could be wrong. Of course it's none the worse for that! I like the heavy negative space surrounding him.

    Regards

    Will

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le chien blanc la vache noireNikon D800

    Le chien blanc la vache noire
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10406 W: 0 N: 14859] (139240)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-05 2:44]
    Hello Nicolas

    This works beautifully in b/w, although my natural tendency towards monochrome helps too! Strong graphic image, well composed. But I wonder why you add the bevel around the edge...

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Jeu d'ombresNikon D 90

    Jeu d'ombres
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2470 W: 1241 N: 2540] (33878)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-05 2:39]
    Hello Claude

    Nicely understated street shot. |'m immediately reminded of this photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson, among several other similar images that he made over the years. The compliment is intended!

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The falling night

    The falling night
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 0 N: 28] (692)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 14:14]
    Hello Beatrice

    The wet pavements are the making of this photograph as far as I'm concerned. Which is why I'm sure you accentuated the fact by showing so much of the foreground. It's given an unusual slightly downward-looking viewpoint which seems to echo the downbeat mood.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Where to begin?Panasonic Lumix TZ30

    Where to begin?
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 0 N: 876] (4277)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 14:10]
    Hello Jean

    You've chosen your vantage point very well: Pen Duick II is in the foreground, a very famous ocean racer in which Eric Tabarly won the 1964 Singlehanded Transatlantic Race. And behind her is Pen Duick V, designed for the 1969 Singlehanded San-Francisco to Tokyo Race, which Tabarly also won in her. What stories these yachts could tell... Thank you!

    Regards

    Will

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Local Parks in VancouverPentax K3

    Local Parks in Vancouver
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5910 W: 88 N: 14115] (66704)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 13:37]
    Hello Craig

    Nice shot. But as a sailor, I couldn't drag my eyes away from the yacht, apparently abandoned on the beach. Surely not a proper mooring? With any sort of wind, the incoming tide could easily knock her to pieces on those logs. I hope the owner comes to her rescue soon! Sorry to be so tunnel-visioned about this one.

    Regards

    Will

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street XVIII

    Miskolc Street XVIII
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 2 N: 234] (2805)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 13:31] [+]
    Hello Gy

    I may have wanted to place the girl a little further to the right, to obey the rule of thirds. I'm conventional like that! And come to think of it, the thirds idea is reflected in the triangular "frame" above her head. It's another strong b/w, with a slightly sad atmosphere, though she's probably texting a friend and is perfectly happy.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: ChenonceauNikon D100

    Chenonceau
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6472 W: 0 N: 6372] (76491)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 13:26]
    Hello Serge

    Famous shot of a famous château: maybe the most-photographed of all the Loire châteaux? Your version has excellent light and clean, neat composition. What a place!

    Regards

    Will

  • SenegalSenegal
    Title: Lagoon's most beautifulSony DSC HX200v

    Lagoon's most beautiful
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8705 W: 118 N: 16343] (89312)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 13:21]
    Hello Luciano

    The little bee-eater seems to blend into the background pretty well: maybe deliberately! A fine portrait, and I love the colourful immediate environment too.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Boulevard de ClichyNikon D 90

    Boulevard de Clichy
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2470 W: 1241 N: 2540] (33878)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 13:13]
    Hello Claude

    You'll be giving us some exciting distortions from now on I assume! This is just for starters. Really an exercise in colour, although as you say, it wouldn't work half so well without the pedestrians approaching. I'm looking forward to your next few...

    Regards

    Will

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Sony RX100 II

    chantier -cinéma
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1756 W: 133 N: 1447] (22529) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 12:56]
    Hello Roland

    Beautifully strong, graphic image. You did well to wait for the worker to stride purposefully into the frame. Excellent.

    Regards

    Will

  • IranIran
    Title: In The Nature

    In The Nature
    MGHPARSI Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 110] (861)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 2:25]
    Hello Mansour

    This is a lovely environmental portrait. The girl is dressed so colourfully, which echoes beautifully the lush vegetation behind her. I'd love to know what she's reading! Excellent thirdsy composition as well. Thank you!

    Regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Cappadocian Scenes - IXNikon D 5000

    Cappadocian Scenes - IX
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16918] (94062)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 2:22]
    Hello Mesut

    You're my posting neighbour today, so I thought it only polite to visit! Another stunning shot of this most photographic of locations. I haven't really got anything new to say about this photograph, except to marvel at the stunning foreground set against that flat, wide plain. Amazing place.

    Regards

    Will

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Gulliver on the playground

    Gulliver on the playground
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6947 W: 99 N: 17574] (94608)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-02 2:19]
    Hello Malgo

    For once I really can't decide whether I prefer the colour or the monochrome version. Either is good! I like the crop which emphasizes the horizontal length of the reclining figure, and the fact that the boys playing football seem totally oblivious to the eye-popping mural behind their goal.

    Well seen

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Boats graveyard , Le Magouer

    Boats graveyard , Le Magouer
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 275 N: 9351] (76691)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-01 13:06]
    Hello Denis

    I saw the thumbnail, and I thought "Camaret"! But it's quite similar. All around both our coasts are sad but picturesque old fishing boats rotting quietly in the corners of harbours. The textures and colours here are wonderful. Shame they'll never go to sea again.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Doing  it the hard wayNikonD300s

    Doing it the hard way
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1225 W: 41 N: 2345] (16310)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 876 W: 296 N: 2116] (10191) [2016-05-01 10:54]
    Hello Les

    Entirely appropriate b/w treatment for this old-time shot. Indeed it's almost completely timeless, apart from the modern caravan sneaking into the frame on the left, and maybe that baseball cap! You've worked over the sky in particular, but as ever - and I'm not sure why - that seems much more acceptable than if it were a colour image. Spot the prejudice!

    Regards

    Will

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