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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Making a "Toy Piano"Nikon F 90x

    Making a "Toy Piano"
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6065 W: 494 N: 17135] (95038)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 13:43]
    Hello Mesut

    Sadly I suspect he's long gone if this was taken almost 50 years ago (the "date taken" posted isn't right I think). As you know, I too rather like old images, with their patina of age, and the historical interest/importance they develop over time. Under the circumstances, the slight drop in quality is insignificant.

    Regards

    Will

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: KyaiktiyoNikon D800

    Kyaiktiyo
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 1 N: 1153] (8885) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 13:32] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Kasia

    Striking shot of an amazing structure (not sure if I can call it architecture). The combination of the sky and the Golden Globe (!) works wonderfully well. Less convinced about the busy stuff going on at the bottom of the frame however. In the interests of minimalism, and sincerely hoping you don't mind too much, I've taken the liberty of offering an alternative framing: see WS.

    Kind regards

    Will

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maiko #1Canon 1DX

    Maiko #1
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1881 W: 0 N: 3429] (41424)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 13:27]
    Hello Takero

    I'm guessing this is a candid shot, and that the subject was unaware of your camera. I'm further guessing you were using the 200mm extremity of your zoom. You've filled the frame with the girl, and isolated her well from the background. But it's her quiet, contained expression which I like so much: if she were posing, it would be significantly different.

    Regards

    Will

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Tears Of The World

    The Tears Of The World
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5479 W: 369 N: 11773] (57590)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 13:16]
    Hello Lisa

    I don't know what to say. Wonderful, striking photograph of course. And then your note about the ghastly events in Orlando. And today the 41 year old Labour MP Jo Cox was stabbed and shot to death in her constituency by a man shouting "Put Britain First". He shot her, stabbed her, and then kicked her as she lay dying. She leaves a husband and two young daughters. What are we doing?

    Sad regards

    Will

    P.S. On a lighter note, add Flann O'Brien to your list. James Joyce goes without saying.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Inside NapoliSony DSC HX200v

    Inside Napoli
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8895 W: 123 N: 16638] (90638) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 13:03]
    Hello Luciano

    Good title. Your long lens has compressed the perspective in quite spectacular fashion, and almost dragged us into the heart of the action. I love the clutter of balconies, plants and washing. And an inspired idea to omit the road beneath and the sky above. Claustrophobic maybe, but vibrant and effective.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Toffol

    Toffol
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5277 W: 275 N: 9461] (77590)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 13:00]
    Hello Denis

    Spectacular scenery, and a delightful domestic clutter of dwellings straddling the little stream. A beautiful ensemble.

    Regards

    Will

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Cordes et alguesNikon D800

    Cordes et algues
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10597 W: 0 N: 14918] (141100) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 12:57]
    Hello Nicolas

    Such a clever shot, this. Really simple, strongly graphic, edging towards the abstract, and totally effective. It's all about the seeing eye, and what Ansel Adams called "previsualization".

    Regards

    Will

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Boats and bikes

    Boats and bikes
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 12:51] [+]
    Hello Gert

    What a busy, bustling, bright photograph. Happy, sunny, uplifting. And today a 41-year old Labour MP was stabbed and shot to death. What are we doing?

    Regards

    Will

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Photographicus Umbrellicus

    Photographicus Umbrellicus
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 3 N: 344] (3569)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 12:47] [+]
    Hello Gy

    Brilliant! The note, not the photograph. That's just very good.

    Regards

    Will

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Just Posing!Nikon D-300

    Just Posing!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4148 W: 241 N: 9327] (38395)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 12:43]
    Hello Bev

    Quirky street shot. Shame they're not real models! But well seen and excellently framed. Maybe you should have "cheated" and asked Len to perform the wide-eyed pose.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Exploitation, Eviction, Emigration...Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    Exploitation, Eviction, Emigration...
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1652 W: 408 N: 6022] (24604) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 12:39] [+]
    Hello John

    What a story! And a lovely picture of Lisa: I'd have loved to have met her. Maybe another time. But actually this is supposed to be a critique of your photograph, which, striking though it is, is in danger of taking a little bit of a back seat. So... Strong viewpoint, lovely light, first flush of colour in the trees (so late in early May, but you're in the Far North, and least, north of Watford). And that little patch of blue: nearly enough to make a Dutchman a pair of trousers. Never did understand that expression.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tourne, tourneNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Tourne, tourne
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6628 W: 0 N: 6667] (78505)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 12:28]
    Hello Serge

    An interesting example of abstraction in photography, though you've loaded the dice by turning it on its ear! Is that a gondola at the bottom?? Good, eye-catching image.

    Regards

    Will

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Another royal bridgeCanon EOS 1100D

    Another royal bridge
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7738 W: 63 N: 21548] (98253)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 12:24]
    Hello Stephen

    Perhaps slightly more ornate, but this bridge certainly has strong echoes of the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. Opposite colour, and I assume it's not over a canal however! Nice, slightly vertiginous, verticals.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: V.I.PNikon D 90

    V.I.P
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2476 W: 1246 N: 2564] (34080)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 8:15]
    Hello Claude

    Yes: it's the smile and wave that make this image stand out. More rain in Manchester, I see!

    Regards

    Will

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Bao Lam Lake

    Bao Lam Lake
    nhanfoto Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 25] (696)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 8:11]
    Hello Nhan

    Amazing place, amazing light, beautiful composition, with the fisherman just off-centre. A study in gold and purple.

    Regards

    Will

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Welding

    Welding
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3169 W: 834 N: 3805] (58006)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 8:08]
    Hello GC

    Dark, satanic mills here! A very atmospheric portrait of a man at work. I love your b/w industrial images, but they don't seem to be flavour of the month on TE. Not postcardy enough...

    Regards

    Will

  • ChinaChina
    Title: I'm only sleepingNikon D40

    I'm only sleeping
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1811 W: 34 N: 2766] (16801)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 8:06]
    Hello Benny

    A very nicely-managed candid portrait. I'm not entirely convinced by the heavy, dark vignette, but I suppose it could be taken as an objective correlative of his unconscious state.

    Regards

    Will

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: BlizzardNikon D610

    Blizzard
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 936 W: 65 N: 1936] (10915) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 8:01] [+]
    Hello Daniel

    Super shot which really conveys the raw conditions. Slowish shutter speed I guess. (WHY don't the boffins at TE sort out the problems?? EXIF data has been wrong/missing for about 7 months now!!) Sorry: I know it's not your fault!

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3368 W: 107 N: 5887] (26740)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 7:55]
    Hello Klaudio

    A fine and quirky study of one man and his dogs. I'm reminded of a post I put up only recently. For the record, here it is. A busy street in Wells last month. You were quite near where I live! And I wonder if you make contact with any TE members when you were in the UK. Or perhaps you still are...

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cascia

    Cascia
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11265 W: 132 N: 22358] (141991)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 296 N: 2215] (10609) [2016-06-16 7:50]
    Hello Silvio

    A fine aerial view of this Umbrian town: an unusual perspective, which makes me wonder where you were to take this. Snow and mist add to the atmosphere.

    Regards

    Will

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