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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: yaz bulutlari

    yaz bulutlari
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 35 N: 107] (4793)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-17 13:00]
    Hello Recep

    The slight underexposure has given you the huge benefit of a clearly defined and quite dramatic sky. A simple but very effective landscape photograph.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The tubeNikon D 90

    The tube
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2574 W: 1273 N: 2831] (36276)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-17 12:58]
    Hello Claude

    And you've succeeded in your "forecast" image. As the train was probably moving quite quickly, 1/4 sec is plenty to create the blur you were after; while the man, either standing or walking slowly, waiting for the train to stop, has been rendered with quite sufficient sharpness. An interesting and clever experiment.

    Regards

    Will

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: En plaqueNikon D800

    En plaque
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12067 W: 0 N: 15409] (154340)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-17 12:54]
    Hello Nicolas

    A superb capture of this unusual meteorological phenomenon! I also applaud your choice of black and white for a shot of this type. Great work.

    Regards

    Will

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Shirakawa-go Rice palanting festival #2Canon 1DX

    Shirakawa-go Rice palanting festival #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2068 W: 0 N: 3666] (45957)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-12 6:27]
    Hello Takero

    I like the informality and fun in this image: the muddy hands and the beautiful smile are the making of this photograph.

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: CalifornieJapon

    CalifornieJapon
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 37] (832)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-12 4:38]
    Hello Béatrice

    San Francisco is a very well-photographed city, and the majority of images stress hills, trams, bridges, sea, hippies and other well-worn clichés. By contrast, you have given us another of your quiet, moody nocturnes. No hills or trams in sight (though I spy tram-tracks!) Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • IraqIraq
    Title: The final battleground

    The final battleground
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6212 W: 398 N: 12537] (60970) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-11 9:49]
    Hello Gert

    A classic but potentially sad image: important as an historical and cultural document. I think you did the sensible thing to convert this image to monochrome - for several reasons, not least the technical issue of the colour degradation of the old tranny.

    Regards

    Will

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Locals of LisbonPentax K3

    Locals of Lisbon
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6629 W: 88 N: 15975] (74005)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-11 1:17]
    Hello Craig

    I love Lisbon. This shot sums up why. As yuo say, the presence of the two figures adds an important element. Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: La Vache Qui Rit

    La Vache Qui Rit
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3574 W: 114 N: 6305] (28518)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-11 1:10]
    Hello Klaudio

    A moody and atmospheric sunset, beautiful pastoral scene, iconic trees, and a charming little story as well. Nice post!

    Regards

    Will

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Silent Sentinels III

    Silent Sentinels III
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5674 W: 369 N: 12382] (60080)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-11 0:57]
    Hello Lisa

    Beautifully composed shot and unforced natural colour. When we lived in Oz, we were on the east coast, and never made it as far as the other side of the continent, though we did get to Cairns and Adelaide - and Fiji for that matter. So much to see, and so much missed, as tour image makes clear.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: London patterns / 2Nikon D300s

    London patterns / 2
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 484 W: 116 N: 1799] (14336)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-07 11:20] [+]
    Hello Cristina

    I thought you'd gone for good! Glad you're back. Your last three posts from London, taken last month, are all minor classics, and all about form, pattern, texture. I think this is my favourite, even though it's the "busiest" in terms of composition. The subtle warm sepia toning is a delight too for those of us who love monochrome. Just for the record, and although it's in colour, here's my take on the same structure.

    Regards

    Will

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: The black doorSony DSC HX200v

    The black door
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10257 W: 124 N: 18802] (99547)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-07 11:09]
    Hello Luciano

    A lovely, bitingly sharp and naturally coloured image of this slightly fantastical door. I like the theatricality. Interesting note too!

    Regards

    Will

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
    Title: Baku Broom Ballet

    Baku Broom Ballet
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6212 W: 398 N: 12537] (60970)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-07 11:05]
    Hello Gert

    Of course it's nothing special; but then again of course it is! The glimpse of everyday life made unusual, even faintly surreal by the apparently choreographed movements of the sweepers is a moment Cartier-Bresson would have valued. He would have shot in black and white, but the vivid red uniforms are an important element in the "overall" effect!

    Regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Juniors AssemblyNikon D 5000

    Juniors Assembly
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 495 N: 17601] (98012)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-07 10:59]
    Hello Mesut

    This is a charming candid photograph of children who are so engrossed in their own activities that they seem to have no idea of your presence. They add a lovely burst of colour to an otherwise monochromatic farmyard scene.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Art & The city

    Art & The city
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 37] (832)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [2017-06-07 9:09]
    Hello Beatrice

    Art as the test of the world. Is that a reasonable translation? If so, the world is going to hell in a handcart, according to the witness of your photograph... A deliciously ironic title. And William Eggleston again??!

    Regards

    Will

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Snow monster

    Snow monster
    gut31 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 2] (112)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [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] (832)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [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: 6212 W: 398 N: 12537] (60970)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [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: 442 W: 3 N: 949] (8201)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [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: 3164 W: 834 N: 3819] (58559)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [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: 6629 W: 88 N: 15975] (74005) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 993 W: 299 N: 2538] (11986) [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

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