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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: MinimalismNikon D 90

    Minimalism
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2487 W: 1252 N: 2637] (34528)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-23 4:19]
    Hello Claude

    Grey and gold: what an effective combination for your restricted palette. Colour minimalism and compositionally minimalist too. I like this a lot.

    Regards

    Will

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: bird in god's garden

    bird in god's garden
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1837 W: 34 N: 2838] (17140)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-23 3:58] [+]
    Hello Benny

    Maybe birds denied God's garden... But it makes an interesting ethnological documentary shot. The shop-owner stands partly in the sun, but his face is masked in shadow; his birds are in the sunlight.

    Regards

    Will

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Dreaming For You

    Dreaming For You
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5543 W: 369 N: 11958] (58276)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-23 3:53]
    Hello Lisa

    Classic composition, simple and clean, and a palette (OK, dictated by the environment) of strong contrasting colours. A treat for the eyes. The music's good too...

    Regards

    Will

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Lady in Pink (for Abmdsudi)Nikon D800

    Lady in Pink (for Abmdsudi)
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 848 W: 1 N: 1219] (9161) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-23 3:44]
    Hello Kasia

    A bit out of your comfort zone maybe, but an arresting and effective image. Back in the days of film, I remember taking similar pictures, and when the film came back from the processor's, they often didn't print these, and there was a sticker on the negative saying "blurred, out of focus"! I love the impressionist effect. And it's overcome the high contrast!

    Kind regards

    Will

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: the beginning

    the beginning
    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 853] (6430)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-23 3:30]
    Hello Sayeed

    A compelling monochrome portrait, with forceful eye-contact, and make even more evocative by your interesting and thought-provoking note. Maybe a bit grainy (you don't divulge what camera you were using, and it looks as if it may have been a mobile 'phone or a small compact), but actually that doesn't bother me at all, and in fact probably adds to the documentary/cinéma vérité quality.

    Regards

    Will

  • PolandPoland
    Title: WalkingSony A7

    Walking
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3169 W: 834 N: 3808] (58123)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-22 7:35]
    Hello Jasmis

    Another goody, and this time it needed the colour. It has an authentically gritty feel, enhanced by the rather dour expression of the girl. I'm reminded of a post of mine some long while ago: for the record, here it is.

    Regards

    Will

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Use your imaginationSony A7

    Use your imagination
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3169 W: 834 N: 3808] (58123) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-22 7:31]
    Hello Jasmis

    Streuth, this is good! I could have wished that the rim-lit child were as sharp as the bubbles are: I assume a wide aperture and consequent differential focus (I think I may have focussed on the girl). But for what I assume is a grab-shot, such details fall to near irrelevancy. We can still discern her concentrated/excited expression, and the chiaroscuro effect is superb. I love it.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Dock serenity

    Dock serenity
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 0 N: 33] (742)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 14:37]
    Hello Beatrice

    The presence of seats and the absence of people... It seems to me to create a slight disconnect, even a bit of paranoia, as if a neutron bomb had been detonated a few minutes before. No, that's just silly and fanciful; but I like it!

    Regards

    Will

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Prayer Wheels

    Prayer Wheels
    TMLH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 102 N: 393] (2386)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 14:30] [+]
    Hello Tony

    I'm always drawn to monochrome images, and this one deserves more attention than it's so far received. The juxtaposition of the sharply-defined lady on the right, and the blurred spinning prayer-wheels on the left creates a dynamic and interesting composition. Good to see you posting again, by the way!

    Regards

    Will

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ pillar of society ~ NIKON D200

    ~ pillar of society ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5535 W: 152 N: 12313] (54503)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 14:26]
    Hello Abmdsudi

    A simply-constructed and very effective photograph. The restricted range of tones, the simple, strong lines and the separation between middle- and background all create a feeling of vast open spaces, and emptiness. Very good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: TE Meeting in CumbriaCanon EOS Kiss X4

    TE Meeting in Cumbria
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3469 W: 91 N: 8881] (37141)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 14:21]
    Hello Mariusz

    Sorry I'm rather late with my comment on this one. Familiar scene to those of us who were on the visit, and a beautiful one too. I remember you using flash which surprised me a bit at the time, as the light was good as I recall. But I can see the effect you were after, and the ferns in the foreground in particular stand out. But I like the Dark Side! Most of my images are somewhat under-exposed, as I remember a warning from an RPS judge that modern digital cameras all tend to blow highlights. And I also subscribe to Oscar Wilde's dictum: "Never fear shadows, for shadows only mean there is a light shining somewhere near by." But you have created a very well-balanced photograph, even if I would have knocked half a stop off the exposure!!

    Kind regards

    Will

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Tsminda Sameba or 400th

    Tsminda Sameba or 400th
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2073 W: 2 N: 2992] (18148)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 13:02]
    Hello Piotr

    Lovely image, with the church picked out by the last rays of the evening sun against the dark forbidding cliffs beyond. Striking and beautiful.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Colorful nightSony DSC HX200v

    Colorful night
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9133 W: 123 N: 16963] (91950)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 11:07]
    Hello Luciano

    This one's a real cracker! I love the warm shocking pink tones, the abstraction - helped by the reflections - and the graphic silhouettes. A really superior image: good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Marina de Sancti-Petri INikon D3100

    Marina de Sancti-Petri I
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3628 W: 3 N: 7973] (42861)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 11:03]
    Hello Angel

    We stayed in Cadiz for a couple of days in 2012, and then took the train to Sevilla: and as I'm sure you know, the railway skirts this marshland area, which reminds me of my own birthplace, the marshes of Essex. Your photograph brings back strong memories, and has prompted me to look again at the images I took when we were there. So thanks for reminding me!

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Blue of AntipaxosCanon EOS 60D

    Blue of Antipaxos
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10009 W: 378 N: 8547] (97957)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 10:32]
    Hello Jean

    I remember anchoring in this bay during a yacht delivery trip to Italy back in 2012 I think it was. We then moved up to Paxos, Corfu, Othonoi before crossing to Otranto. Your photograph brings back some good memories, and is a stunning image in its own right: especially the colour of the sea, as your title highlights.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Castle and Barn

    Castle and Barn
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5343 W: 277 N: 9666] (78528)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 10:28]
    Hello Denis

    I love the Pyrenees in Summer, and your photograph reminds me exactly why. The warm tones of the foreground contrast beautifully with the cooler colours of the mountain beyond, and the two buildings are distributed across the frame in a very pleasing and balanced composition. Lovely.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: I LiedPentax K3

    I Lied
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6074 W: 88 N: 14521] (68386)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 8:41]
    Hello Craig

    I like your title nearly as much as your photograph! Excellent framing, and the vertical composition was well chosen, as was your choice of aperture priority (I'm guessing now) to achieve that deep field of focus. Light is typically Scottish!

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Surprise (view)

    Surprise (view)
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7400 W: 100 N: 18630] (98628)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 8:34]
    Hello Malgo

    Yep, we were standing in precisely this spot only a couple of weeks ago. And yes, your name came up on several occasions, though I couldn't possibly repeat the circumstances! Lovely view, well shot.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Traces dans le sableNikon D 90

    Traces dans le sable
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2487 W: 1252 N: 2637] (34528) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 8:29]
    Hello Claude

    Lovely strong graphic impact, strengthened further by the wise choice of monochrome. I like the diagonal lines and the placement of the two figures. A crop I assume.

    Regards

    Will

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Black Monk

    Black Monk
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 3 N: 427] (4027) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 296 N: 2283] (10872) [2016-08-21 8:26] [+]
    Hello Gy

    This is in the true Marinkas tradition: monochrome, moody, dramatic, with a strong narrative impulse. I'm entirely happy with your manipulations of monk and branch. The contre-jour choice is brave and effective. Very nice!

    Regards

    Will

    P.S.: I fully approve of your favourite German landscape!

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