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  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Bicycle With Orange Background

    Bicycle With Orange Background
    jabumbum Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 106] (896)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 13:43]
    Hello Leszek

    A prosaic and commonplace but quirky little composition. The wall colour is vital here, and the tight framing. It is a photograph because of your selective vision, picking out this detail, has made it so! I like it a lot.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: VenicePentax K100 D Super

    Venice
    robmal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 103 W: 0 N: 129] (1974)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 13:34]
    Hello Robert

    Taken from the Ponte di Rialto I think. For me it's the beautiful light that makes this photograph work so well: somehow it manages to look like a painting. Nice sharpness and good depth of field from an aperture of f/11.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: London duskCanon EOS 500D

    London dusk
    lregoli Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 1 N: 50] (457)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 13:26]
    Hello Leonardo

    This is a classic - or perhaps I should say iconic image of London. A very familiar scene, but achieved with taste and technical skill, particularly in the expert balancing of the various light sources. Compositionally strong too, with the bridge pointing our eyes across the river towards the famous landmark. Nicely done.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fondation Louis Vuitton / 3Nikon D300s

    Fondation Louis Vuitton / 3
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 121 N: 1764] (14050)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 12:32]
    Hello Cristina

    Well, today's bank holiday, so I suppose this is your last posting for a while as you'll be back to work tomorrow. I don't suppose it will help your mood if I tell you I'll be sailing in the Adriatic for the next two weeks! As to your photograph: I suspect it's typical of your style that you search out the less visited places. I confess I don't know the Fondation Louis Vuitton, but you make it look really interesting. The immediate impact comes from your use of the Dutch tilt, which certainly adds extra dynamism. I hardly ever use the technique myself, but you've convinced me to add it to my repertoire. The figures are so important here. Imagine the shot without them! But I'm disappointed that it's been in the public domain for several hours now and no-one else has seen fit to post a comment. I think since the site had its major problems a couple of months ago, a lot of people have left, or at least stopped posting for the time being: there seems to be generally less activity here than before. So don't be too despondent (or as I said before, try posting some garishly coloured stuff. Works for me!)

    Kind regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Aphrodisian Beauties - XIINikon D 5000

    Aphrodisian Beauties - XII
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5711 W: 492 N: 16003] (87382)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 7:20]
    Hello Mesut

    Another beautiful and atmospheric landscape from this wonderful ancient location.

    Regards

    Will

  • LithuaniaLithuania
    Title: in your eyesCanon EOS 650D

    in your eyes
    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3431 W: 758 N: 8245] (42160)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 7:18]
    Hello Korkut

    A lady posing for you perhaps? Or is this serendipity? Either way it makes an arresting and dramatic image. The eyes have it! But it's the disjuncture of scale that is the photograph's raison d'être. Another cracker.

    Regards

    Will

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Silent Sentinels II

    Silent Sentinels II
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5230 W: 367 N: 11057] (54173)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 7:08] [+]
    Hello Lisa

    If I didn't know you better, I'd swear this was over-saturated in P'shop! But I don't think you'd stoop to that, and although I've not been to WA, I've seen enough of the outback to know that the colours can certainly sing. Around the Corner Country, the earth is redder than this, but still in-your-face technicolour. Of course the other crucial aspect of this photograph is the impeccable thirdsy composition. Like the sound of the lobster, but sad that you felt you had to miss the lunar eclipse.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Avé, Caesar, morituri te salutant!Nikon D 90

    Avé, Caesar, morituri te salutant!
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2345 W: 1199 N: 2255] (31172)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-25 3:17]
    Hello Claude

    The lone "gladiator" certainly makes this photograph even more special. It's an excellent monochrome conversion, with a full range of tones (too many seem to favour a lighter overall look; you and I prefer lower key!). I love the lines of the arena forcing our eyes to the light centre, where all the action once took place. The sky too reminds me of the days of red filters...

    Kind regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Aphrodisian Beauties - XINikon D 5000

    Aphrodisian Beauties - XI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5711 W: 492 N: 16003] (87382)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 9:57]
    Hello Mesut

    You've caught a delicious moment of magical light here: low (evening?) sun on the ruined walls, and particularly on the poplar trees has made this image sing! And it looks as if the sunlight were only fleeting, judging by those clouds. Well done.

    Regards

    Will

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Little IndaFuji X100

    Little Inda
    Juzo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 775 W: 21 N: 489] (4359)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 9:53]
    Hello Justin

    The smiles on the faces of these two are the making of this engaging street shot. Maybe a step to your left would have separated the two and perhaps removed that pipe on the extreme left side of the frame. But you know street photography better than me: grab it while you can, warts (pipes) and all!

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: the trulli of lucia

    the trulli of lucia
    luciano28 (67)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 9:42]
    Hello Luciano

    I like the way you've chosen a few telling details instead of trying to fill the frame with the buildings, beautiful though they are. I visited Locorotondo and Alberobello a couple of years ago, and loved the structures. In Alberobello is an area called Aia Piccola where the trulli are not all given over to tourism!

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Rue Vieille du Temple

    Rue Vieille du Temple
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 22 N: 616] (3969)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 9:31]
    Hello May

    Luckily there are still Kosher delis and bakeries in the Marais... This is a lovely photograph that certainly has an old-fashioned feel. The figure is of course an important element; maybe it's a shame that he is marching out of the frame so determinedly, and that his leading foot is cut off. Otherwise this is a notable street documentary photograph.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Niveau femmeNikon D 90

    Niveau femme
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2345 W: 1199 N: 2255] (31172)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 6:32] [+]
    Hello Claude

    Which is the better photo? Probably they are of equal value. Therefore I suggest putting them together as a diptych: I wonder if that would work? In both cases, it's the inclusion of the pedestrian which acts as a counterpoint to the window figure, and brings life and irony.

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Pools of ColorOlympus E620

    Pools of Color
    drt100 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 74 N: 442] (2095)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 5:39]
    Hello David

    I don't know if you live near Yellowstone, but your recent postings from this area are very impressive, this one no less so, even though it's a more restricted subject. The colour of course, is the whole point of this photograph, and I assume this is "as was", or how the image came out of the camera. Sadly in these days of easy Photoshop tweaking, it's no longer possible to be sure, or believe the photographic evidence placed before us. But I trust in your honesty!

    Regards

    Will

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Abbey of Montserrat

    Abbey of Montserrat
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 1 N: 1630] (10476)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 5:32]
    Hello Piotr

    Spectacular location, nicely composed. I like the line of the mountain that cuts a strong diagonal across the frame.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palace CourtyardCanon EOS 1100D

    Palace Courtyard
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6711 W: 63 N: 19254] (87360)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 5:13]
    Hello Stephen

    I can't pass up this photograph, or the challenge implied by your note. It appears to be the fourteenth century Palazzo Abatellis, which houses part of the Regional Gallery of Sicily. It is, from your photograph a truly remarkable building, and your wide-angle shot makes it seem even more imposing. The converging verticals are a positive boon to your composition (less extreme and it would look like a perspective error!) Excellent work.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fondation Louis Vuitton / 2Nikon D300s

    Fondation Louis Vuitton / 2
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 121 N: 1764] (14050)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 4:54] [+]
    Hello again Cristina

    It's your eye for an arresting photograph that I most admire. Here's another example. Beautiful composition and in particular the placement of the figures. But what's this? Three posts in just a few days? What's come over you? I thought you were a one-a-year person!

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: entrance

    entrance
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4875 W: 22 N: 7858] (57947)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-24 3:40]
    Hello Constantino

    An unusual shot, and a welcome one!! I love the restricted palette of colours and the traditional chair in the doorway, nicely framed by the blue doors.

    Regards

    Will

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Grilled

    Grilled
    piyalexplorer (390)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-22 5:43]
    Hello Piyal

    I like this unusual point of view for a portrait of a man at work. You refer in your notes to the heavy sky; I also generally prefer my images to be on the dark side of low key if anything. I can't help feeling that you've overdone it slightly here though. There's nothing close to being a highlight, so underexposure has led to a lack of dramatic contrast: which this image has potentially in bucketloads!

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chigny les RosesNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Chigny les Roses
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5395 W: 0 N: 5267] (64047)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 683 W: 293 N: 1565] (7676) [2015-05-22 5:37]
    Hello Serge

    I echo Stephen's point below wholeheartedly: let's down a glass to this splendid vineyard scenery! The grapes are probably Chardonnay (could be Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier I guess), but who cares? The perspective and long, long view is delightful. Maybe a tad unsharp? I often forget to resharpen the little jpegs before uploading too!

    Regards

    Will

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